Big Boi will play monthly shows at Las Vegas' Wynn Hotel.
After a successful 2015 highlighted by his triumphant Big Grams EP, Big Boi is gearing up for a big 2016 campaign. The swaggy ATL vet announced that he'll be heading Las Vegas once a month for a year-long residency at the Wynn Hotel.
Super Bowl Media Day -- the media loves it, the players hate it. It always produces at least one memorable moment, such as the legendary Marshawn Lynch-Deion Sanders interview two years ago.
After a few delays, Kevin Gates is ready to let fans hear Islah in full. The album, which is named after his daughter, finds the Baton Rouge rapper adopting some more mainstream practices through out-- it is his first album released via a major label, Atlantic.
While the world is more connected than its ever been, regional successes and sounds are still as prevalent as ever in rap. Kevin Gates is selling upwards of 100k first week through his loyal support in the South, while Atlanta, the Bay Area, Chicago and the like have maintained distinct sounds within their respective scenes.
Good Lord, the man doesn't stop. Two weeks after his latest album, In My Feelings (Goin Thru It), which focused on his recent battle with kidney cancer, Boosie Badazz has announced he has a sequel ready for imminent release: Out My Feelings (In My Past).
Rap fans have been talking about Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole's promised collaborative project for years, and just when it seemed all hope was lost for the album, some major hints have arrived. Yesterday, K.Dot and Cole remixed one another's songs for Black Friday, and right at the end of his track, Cole shared a vague promise: "When you and K. Dot shit dropping?
After teasing us with previews of the big premiere in the preceding weeks, HBO aired J. Cole's highly-anticipated concert film, Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming, last night. The show was filmed in Cole's hometown of Fayetteville, N.C., where he gave his day-one fans some special surprises, including appearances from Drake, Jay Z, Big Sean, and YG.
Jordan Brand has been slowly rolling out a series of sneakers with slightly altered color blocking, calling them the “Alternate Collection.” Each of the sneakers has taken an existing shoe and inverted some of the colors. The next up to release is the Air Jordan 2 from the “Alternate Collection.”
It's about that time. With the weekend imminent, as well as the SuperBowl, you surely need a playlist that will soundtrack your every move. This week's playlist is ultra-modern, occupied almost exclusively by a new generation of artists-- Young Thug, Roy Wood$, Tinashe, Jazz Cartier, Belly and more (we'll just glide over 2 Chainz, he's a strange case in that he's old-but-new).
Bobby Shmurda has been waiting on a trial for 419 days after being arrest all the way back on December 17, 2014. He has appealed his $2 million bail seven times since then, but the judge has denied him his bail each time.
Hip-hop dance crazes have become a huge part of our American mainstream culture. These dances, like the “Shmoney Dance” and the “Wobble” have gone viral due to sites like YouTube, Vine and Vimeo streaming artists’ videos containing them.
Young Thug's Slime Season mixtape series is currently two projects deep, with releases that were relatively close to each other, the first being in September and the second one at the end of October.
Depending on how cool your social media feeds are, you probably saw some posts last week celebrating the legacy of the legendary producer J Dilla. February was declared "Dilla Month" by Stones Throw Records to commemorate the loss of James "J Dilla" Yancey, who died of a rare blood disease on February 10, 2006.
John Legend & his wife Chrissy Teigen shared some exciting news on Monday when the superstar couple announced that they’re expecting their first child together. Taking to Instagram, Chrissy revealed the news by posting a photo of her husband touching her pregnant belly, and a caption that read the following,
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Kevin Gates recently dropped off By Any Means, a free album that was also available on iTunes and managed to debut at #17 on the Billboard 200. Gates is very open in his lyrics, and so if you are a fan you probably know quite a bit about his personal life just from listening to his music. Nonetheless, there is still some mystery surrounding Gates.
There is much we can learn from rap Instagram, much to read between the lines as rappers attempt to craft their image without pesky publicists looking over their shoulder. Take a look at some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week after the jump.
Young Thug has been teasing Slime Season 3 for some time now. already shared the SS3 cover art. He even shared a pretty fire preview by way of a 15-second Instagram video (check that out below.) Finally he has given the people a release date. Slime Season 3 will arrive on February 5.
Are you ready to go back to 2005? Fat Joe and Remy Ma are ready to take you there. Fat Joe revealed the news to Hip Hop Wired that the two New York emcees are planning on releasing a joint album soon. “Me and Remy just wrapped up a new album. Just me and Remy. I’m super excited about that. The album is ridiculous. So we’ve been working musically like crazy.”
Back in January, Gorillaz's illustrator Jamie Hewlett posted a new Gorillaz cartoon on Instagram, exciting fans with the comment: "Yes. Gorillaz Returns." Since then, we haven't heard a peep out of the duo, but today we get more good news and a confirmation that an album will (really) soon be in the works.
Welcome to the first installment of Mixtape Corner, a feature that will focus on the free projects that don't get reviewed, but still warrant your attention.
After giving us Martin Luther Key back in December, a free release filled with fifteen records, Key! is back again this time with a 4-song EP. He does another play on words with this one, recalling Beyonce's self-titled album in cover art and title.
After taking a break over the holidays/daze, we've returned with Staff Picks in all it's playlist glory. Although music in general slowed down over the holiday season, things seem to be picking back up this week, as is reflected in the Staff Picks playlist.
"I'm just a sicko a real sicko when you get to know me, n*gga / I let the diss record drop you were standing right below me, nigga / We must have played it a hundred times, you was going to bed."
Chris Brown's team claims that the singer has not been denied entrance to Australia, contrary to reports that he was denied an Australian visa due to his 2009 domestic violence case involving Rihanna.
With both the (recently re-named) TLOP and Yeezy Season 3 dropping this week, Kanye West has a lot on his plate, but it hasn't stopped him from thinking about what's coming next. Among his many tweets over the last day was an a hint about his next fashion line, Yeezy Season 4, which was a major surprise.
Yesterday, the RIAA made a move toward modernization by incorporating streams into their certification process for giving out Gold and Platinum record awards. As a result, some albums from the previous year got a bump in their certification, including Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. You’d think that would be cause for celebration, but not so for Top Dawg Entertainment.
Competitive gaming is a big deal over in Asia, and it’s been steadily making its way to the western world over the past few years. ESPN even added an “eSports” vertical to their site in the past few months. Now your favorite NBA game NBA 2K16 is getting in on the action to the tune of $250,000 in prizes.
Freddie Gibbs dropped off a new record this afternoon, "Money, Cash, Hoes" (so money x2, basically) produced by Beat Bully. That's not all the goodies Gibbs has for his fans today, he's announced a bunch of new tour dates for a "Shadow of a Doubt" tour that kicks off in March.
We've gotten our hopes up for the return of Missy Elliott a few times over the past several years, but all too often the hope has fizzled out, before the buzz had even started. Remember when she dropped "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat" back in 2012? And then there was her phenomenal Super Bowl performance, another glimmer of hope which also didn't last too long.