Nike Basketball reveals a whole set of special edition sneakers for NBA All-Star Weekend 2016.
The NBA All-Star game is quickly approaching. The festivities will take place on February 12-14 in Toronto. Every year, Nike uses the weekend as an occasion to release a plethora of new product, and this year is no different.
Whether he's shaming Mac Miller for drug use, trying to convince Post Malone's girlfriend that she'll eventually be cheated on, or doing everything in his power to upend Young Thug's career, Charlamagne Tha God knows how to get under rappers' skin.
R&B crooner Tank is slated to drop Sex, Love, & Pain 2 -- a succinct summary of his music -- on January 22. Yesterday, the R&B crooner unveiled a triumvirate of gifts for his fans -- the album cover art, tracklist, and a new song called "Better For You."
In recent years, hip-hop artists have become more and more tatted as the trend continues to grow. Once upon a time, the average rapper may have had a few selective tats on their bodies, but it's now a usual sight to see emcees with fully tatted chests, sleeves, backs and even tattoos on the face. Artists such as 50 Cent, Tyga, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa exhibit this perfectly.
Unfortunately, Mike Will Made-It’s sequel to Ransom won’t be releasing today as originally planned, but according to his excuse, the setback maybe well worth the wait.
Almost a year after the track started buzzing on soundcloud, Earl Sweatshirt has finally discovered Post Malone's "White Iverson," which reached as high as No. 14 on the Billboard 100 last year. Upon his first listen, Earl was confused about the hype behind Malone's breakout hit -- "who let this slide?" he asked his Twitter followers.
Meek Mill finally dropped some new music tonight, and it came in the form of a 4-track EP titled 4/4.
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If you believe the headlines, it's been a rough week for Future, who reportedly called it quits with his fiancé, Ciara. But like any great artist, Future knows that heartbreak and loss can be some of the best stimuli for great music, and it sounds like he's been holed up in the studio lately.
This year, it became increasingly difficult to discern the difference between mixtapes and albums. When the year's bestselling rap release (Drake's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late) was announced as a "mixtape" but was immediately sold on iTunes, the waters become a little murky for everyone.
Be El Be, Young Thug's primary video director and close creative collaborator, has shared the artwork to Slime Season 3. He also happens to be the guy who first revealed that the mixtape would arrive "close to New Year's," so hopefully the new artwork signals his intent to make good on that promise.
Wiz Khalifa stopped by LA's Power 106 this past week to promote their upcoming Christmas Cali event, in which he will be performing. During an interview with the L.A. Leakers, Wiz had some news to put the minds of his fans at ease: his long-awaited Rolling Papers 2 is definitely coming next year.
Martin Shkreli had a few drinks last night and decided to record a video in which he threatened Ghostface Killah and demanded that Ghostface apologize for calling him the "Michael Jackson nose kid."
Young Thug has already given his fans two Slime Season tapes in the last three months. On top of that, he has confirmed projects with Fetty Wap and Post Malone, Metro Boomin, and Migos. Now, it appears that Thug may plan to release Slime Season 3 before the end of 2015.
Before we get to sharing the bulk of our "best of" lists with you this year, it's time to highlight 2015's biggest surprises and success stories. The fifteen artists we've chosen for our breakout list seem even more diverse than those on last year's list, with different genres, voices, opinions, and even countries being represented here.
All eyes are on Kanye West right now as he currently puts the finishing touches on his highly anticipated upcoming album Waves. On Friday night, the G.O.O.D. Music CEO held a studio session with 2 Chainz, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Diddy, French Montana, and more where he decided to play the album for them in its entirety.
Drake loves to play tastemaker, especially when he's broadcasting the up and coming sounds of his hometown for all of the hip hop world to hear. Social media and now OVO Sound radio are his primary platforms for spotlighting promising Toronto artists.
To promote her newly-released Anti album, Rihanna will be taking the stage at this year’s Brit Awards at London’s O2 Arena.
Uh-oh, drama's brewing up north. PReign just called out Tory Lanez on Instagram before quickly deleting his post. There's a screenshot in the above gallery, and as you can see, Reign wrote, "Hey!! Kid with all the beads on. Behave yourself before I really have to remind people your from Brampton. N*ggaz let this rap shit gas them," next to a picture of Lanez wearing a few bead necklaces.
Kodak Black is the best high-school rapper in the country. The 18-year-old from Pompano Beach, Florida also happens to be one of a few young artists on Drake's radar.
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller. Jaws dropped, twitter exploded, and many debated whether Drake was still eligible for "best rapper" status. Really though, it wasn't truly a "reveal," as Miller's name appeared on the song's credits in the DWMTM packaging.
Say what you will about the effect that the internet (more specifically, social media) has had on our everyday lives, but as a tool of discovery, it's changing lives every day. Especially for musicians who don't hail from hub cities with built-in networks of industry personnel, a simple Soundcloud account can end up being a golden ticket.
As if you needed one more reason to go see Future live on his "Purple Reign" tour with Ty Dolla $ign, the rapper decided to come through with a Purple Reign mixtape early Sunday morning.
Although Funk Volume may have officially disbanded, Dizzy Wright isn't letting that deter him from the thing that matters most: the music. The rapper has been sitting on the sidelines since he dropped his album, The Growing Process, last year, and he's ready to get back into the swing of things with a new EP. This will be his first project released entirely on his own.
As you've probably noticed, Funk Volume has been going through some things lately. It started the first week of January, when Hopsin revealed his desire to leave FV, citing issues between himself and the label's co-founder, Dame Ritter. Following that, Jarren Benton revealed that he was leaving Funk Volume to link up with Master P and No Limit. The label wasn't have the best week.
New York generally tends to have 50 Cent's back, and judging by his hometown show at B.B. King's Friday night, they're still backing him in his recent feed with Meek Mill. Footage from the show finds the crowd chanting "Fuck Meek Mill," and cheering on Fif's shots at the MMG rapper.
Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost line for Adidas has taken sneaker hype to new levels, mostly due to extremely limited release quantities. Some reports have cited numbers as low as 10 pairs per boutique (although this report disputes those numbers), and rampant backdoor dealing by some boutiques has left the general populace grasping for very little.
Big day for the Flatbush Zombies. Along with this morning's release of new single "Glorious Thugs," The meddlesome trio from Brooklyn announced that their debut album will be entitled 3001: A Laced Odyssey and it will arrive on March 11th.
Rae Sremmurd kicked off last year with the release of their debut album, which has made it's way onto many a year-end list, perhaps to the ire of Ebro. Nonetheless it's hard to deny the album had hits/bangers in basically every song on it. As we approach 2016, it looks like Rae Sremmurd may be planning a similar roll out for their sophomore effort, SremmLife 2.
The Weeknd rose up as a largely anonymous kid from Toronto who released three epic mixtapes in 2011. March, August and December each held a release date for this dude who was mixing sounds of electronica, hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, downtempo and soul in a way that had never been done before.Well, it worked.
Is it really any wonder Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has led his team to Super Bowl 50? He's got the best dab outside of the Migos camp, and he's earned the support of two of Atlanta's most important rappers, Jeezy and Future Hendrix, both whom joined Cam on the field before today's NFC Championship Game vs. the Arizona Cardinals.