• Stream YG's Soundtrack For "Blame It On The Streets"
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    YG's follow up to his acclaimed debut album, My Krazy Life (which is sure to make it's way on to many year-end lists), is a soundtrack for his short film "Blame It On The Streets." After premiering the movie in L.A. earlier this month, the original soundtrack dropped today via iTunes. The soundtrack features YG's recent drop "2015 Flow" produced by DJ Mustard, as well as a remix of "Bicken...
  • Lil Wayne On Cash Money: "I'm In A Bad Situation, But I Will Be Out Of It Soon" [Update: Wayne Says There's "Nothing Else" But Young Money]
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    When Lil Wayne took to Twitter earlier this week to announce the delay of Carter V, it wasn't all that surprising. What was surprising was his vocal frustration with both the label and his mentor/father figure Birdman. Wayne expressed that he wanted out of his deal as soon as possible, but it wasn't clear whether he'd attempt to see the threat through. Performing at Vice's 20th anniversary party...
  • D'Angelo Announces "Black Messiah" Album, Possibly Coming Next Week [Update: New Single Dropping Tonight]
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    D'angelo's last release was his 2000 record Voodoo. The album has been widely agreed upon as a masterpiece in subsequent years, putting extensive pressure on the singer for his long-awaited follow up. There have been many promises over the years, with claims that the album was 90% omplete for at least the last five -- but the most recent announcement is the first very concrete evidence...
  • Chris Brown & Tyga "Ayo" Single Coming This January
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    The long-awaited Fan Of A Fan 2 album appears to be on the horizon. Taking to his official Instagram account, Chris Brown has announced that the first single from the project is set to drop on January 6th, 2015. Titled "Ayo," little to no information is available about the track for the time being. If the plan comes to fruition, Tyga and Breezy should be kicking off the new year...
  • "Hate Speech" Causes Facebook To Temporarily Deactivate Lil B's Account
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    Apparently free speech does not exist on Facebook because last night Lil B got his profile disabled for 30 days by the powers that be for a post. Yes, that's right. A teeny-tiny, one sentence post against America was enough to incite Facebook to block the Bay Area rapper. The post, which said, "If you were born in the 1950's or before and your family did not push to have segregation and slavery...
  • Wale Announces "Festivus" Mixtape With A-Trak
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    Let the "Seinfeld"-themed Wale content keep coming! The rapper, who rose to fame with his Mixtape About Nothing, has spent this year prepping his Album About Nothing, listing his favorite "Seinfeld" episodes and drinking coffee with Jerry Seinfeld along the way. Now, he's announced another release inspired by the show. Preceding the album, we'll receive a collaborative tape with A-Trak...
  • Hit-Boy Says SZA Wrote A Part For Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé's "Feeling Myself"
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    "Feeling Myself," a Hit-Boy-produced gem from Nicki Minaj's new album, features two of the most powerful women in the game flexing even harder than they did on the "Flawless" remix earlier this year. Apparently, another one of hip-hop's most talented females had a hand in the song's creation. Hit-Boy has just revealed that SZA wrote a part for the track. Although it's kind of unclear...
  • Mike Tyson Interviewed Earl Sweatshirt About Odd Future, Adolescence And His Career
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    Call this story Halley's Comet because shit this weird only comes around once every 76 years or so. As part of their year-end magazine, clothing company Citizens of Humanity invited none other than ex-boxer Mike Tyson to interview Earl Sweatshirt. Their lengthy conversation touches on everything from egos to the relativity of time (yeah, it gets pretty weird), so we've decided to give you some...
  • Review: Royce da 5’9" and DJ Premier’s "PRhyme"
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    When Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier announced that they’d be making an entire project together, hip-hop heads everywhere got excited. Premier is a legendary figure in hip-hop and Royce is widely revered for his ability to spit quality bars. With three years having passed since Royce’s last project, he’s still managed to remain active with work related to...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 9. - Dec. 16
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    This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. The charts were absolutely stacked with worthy contenders this week, including new tracks from Fabolous, Chief Keef, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our charts. These are songs that generated a lot of interest and...
  • Beyoncé, Jay Z & Timbaland Sued Over Sample Used In "Drunk In Love"
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    Beyoncé's hit single "Drunk In Love" already faced a bit of controversy earlier this year when Future voiced his confusion for not being credited as one of the song's writers, and now a bit of legal drama has emerged around a sample used within. Hungarian singer Monika Miczura Juhasz, known as Mitsou, says she was "sampled and digitally manipulated without her permission”...
  • Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Give Your Family For Christmas
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    We want everyone to love hip-hop just as much as we do. That goes not only for all the brothers and sisters out there, but the grandmas, grandpas, mothersĀ and fathersĀ out there too! It might not be the easiest thing to pick out a record for every family member, especially when personal preference is clouding your perception (no, your gandma won't like 2 Chainz). But this culture is eclectic,...
  • A Bunch Of Rich Homie Quan & Young Thug Songs Leaked, Including Drake-Featured "Tell Me Why"
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    Someone's got a leak. Rich Homie Quan already popped up with two new records today, one, his official remix of "Blah Blah Blah" with Ty Dolla $ign, Fabolous and DeJ Loaf, and the other, a collaboration with Young Thug "Ain't Trippin." Now a slew of records with Thugga and Rich Homie have hit the web, all labeled as leaks off the forthcoming Tha Tour Part 2 project from Rich...
  • Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    Next year, hopefully in March or April, Ty Dolla $ign will be dropping his hotly-anticipated debut album, Free TC. Thus far, virtually all we know about the album is that "Stand For" will be the lead single, but today we get some additional info. In an interview with Rap-Up, Ty Dolla reveals some big-name features that will be on the album.  Jagged Edge, YG, Wiz Khalifa, and R. Kelly...
  • Snoop Dogg & His Son To Star In New ESPN Reality Series
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    Snoop Dogg is no stranger to reality television. After a couple years on Fatherhood & other various appearances on random shows, Uncle Snoop is getting back to the small screen. ESPN decided to shoot a five-part series starring Snoop and his soon-to-be famous football star son, Cordell. Cordell plays wide receiver at powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada and has some big name...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (December 12)
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    Interesting juxtaposition we have in the first two weeks of December. This week saw the release of J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, an album projected to be highest selling hip-hop project of the year while having more than its fair share of aw shucks moments. We're turning up next week, though. The Pinkprint is coming out, and those thinkpieces will be on their way soon. And after...
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