Dr. Dre is reportedly dipping his toes into TV, with a starring role in an upcoming Apple series.
In its constant effort to stay inventive and fresh, Apple has announced their first-ever original series, which will feature one of their very own, Dr. Dre.
Drugs and rap have been pretty synonymous since the 90s, but recently there's been an influx of rappers talkin' about harder drugs than the chronic. Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap tape was perhaps the most illicit example of an ongoing trend that's taking place amongst the newer artists.
Royce Da 5'9" is getting ready to take his new album, Layers, on the road. The tour actually kicks off tomorrow in Vancouver, BC, so we're getting up these dates just in time. Royce isn't leaving any cities behind, both in Canada and the U.S., he's got the fans covered.
Even though he’s been featured on a ton of new songs these past few months, most notably on the intro for Kanye’s latest album The Life Of Pablo, Chance The Rapper hasn’t released a solo project in a hot minute. But good news fam, that may be changing here later this month.
Desiigner's journey to fame began a couple months back, when the then-little known Brooklyn rapper signed to G.O.O.D. Music, off the strength of his underground (now aboveground) hit "Panda." We're saying off the strength of that one record, because that's really the only song we've heard from him, but we're sure G.O.O.D.
Over the weekend Drake popped up in our news feed when we found out about Drizzy's desire to do some battle rap, specifically, he told Murda Mook he'd like to battle him. According to Mook, it was in all seriousness.
It has been less than an hour since reports of Prince's death surfaced, and already hundreds of thousands of fans are taking to Twitter to share their initial reaction.
In a 2016 that will give us Kanye West's SWISH and Drake's Views From the 6, one of the most anticipated projects of year is Chance the Rapper's third mixtape and follow up to his celebrated Acid Rap, which he released almost three years ago. Chance has built hype for the project with the first two singles - "Angels" feat. Saba and "Somewhere in Paradise" feat.
Lupe Fiasco didn't like the way he was being framed as a villain following his Kid Cudi diss at a recent show, so he decided to explain the situation in a way everyone could understand -- a Santa metaphor.
This morning TIME Magazine rolled out their annual 100 Most Influential People magazine covers. They've got several different black and white covers with different public figures on each-- Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg, Priyanka Chopra and Nicki Minaj among them.
Bryson Tiller's debut album is doing numbers most artists dream of, especially considering he's an artist that didn't grow a fanbase with a slew of mixtapes first-- he grew organically through song releases on Soundcloud. All that organic growth has definitely paid off, as it's been announced today that Tiller's debut album, T R A P S O U L, is already certified Gold.
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.
Spike Lee's latest film "Chi-Raq" has been a lightning rod of controversy ever since the trailer aired at the beginning of November. Rhymefest has led a chorus of rappers, including Lil Durk & Lil Bibby, in ladelling out harsh criticism of the film's portrayal of gun violence in the South Side of Chicago.
Meek Mill is making it a tradition to drop new music at the same time as Drake.
PartyNextDoor was one of the mastermind behind Rihanna and Drake's "Work," which is currently sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. PND wrote the lyrics; Sevn Thomas, Boi-1da, & Allen Ritter handled the production.
In the world of rap, “raunchy music video” is almost always code for “ass-shaking fiesta.” Thus, when narrowing down this list from 30+ videos to 10, I was forced to take multiple criteria into consideration. Is the song any good? Was it popular?
Weeks after being removed from the George Washington University spring fling concert, Action Bronson has been taken off the bill for Trinity College's Spring Weekend on April 30th following student uproar.
In news that will surprise approximately no one, iLoveMakonnen's departure from Drake's label OVO has been confirmed. The Red Dragon, as he refers to himself, has been at odds with the label for a minute, expressing doubts in several interviews (including during our recent cover story sit-down, although none of those quotes made the final story).
Last night, Kanye West revealed the final The Life of Pablo tracklist. Now, we have the features. They are: Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Travi$ Scott, Rihanna, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Frank Ocean, Desiigner. Relive the madness that was Yeezy Season 3 here and checkout the tracklist below.
In two months, Desiigner has gone from virtual unknown, just another anonymous rapper, looking to gain any sort of foothold, to internet sensation. His breakout hit "Panda" has garnered 3.7 million plays on SoundCloud. It has earned him a record deal with G.O.O.D. Music and two appearances on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo.
Rapper, singer, and actor Kid Cudi is a noted film and TV buff, though it's rather surprising too discover he's a devoted fan of Pee-wee Herman, the television, theater, and film character played by Paul Reubens. Herman was immensely popular in the '80s and still retains a widespread following today.
Well-known for her advocacy on behalf of marginalized communities, M.I.A. offered her take on the #BlackLivesMatter movement during a recent interview with London's Evening Standard magazine.
Young Thug has become quite active on Snapchat in the past few months, the platform has become one of the most important marketing tools for an artist, giving inquiring fans a look into daily lives of celebrities and, beyond that, makes the fan feel personally connected with the artist.
Jadakiss and Fabolous are two of the more reliable New York vets, and they tend to deliver any time they get on a track together. Therefore, the suggestion that the two could have more new music in the works is cause for celebration, and from our perspective, it seems like it could be a joint project."Freddy Vs. Jason coming soon," wrote Fab on Instagram, captioning a photo of himself and Jada.
When Fetty Wap stopped by the office for our "Crew Love: Remy Boyz" profile, he brought along the other two members of the Remy Boyz trio, Monty and P-Dice. Right now, "679," currently sitting at No. 5, is Fetty's top song on the Hot 100. The single version of the song features Remy Boyz, both Monty and P-Dice.
A year ago, Kanye West performed "Wolves" on Saturday Night Live alongside Vic Mensa and Sia. The track was immediately sought after, and, amazingly, the collaboration, produced by Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke, among others, never made it online in any sort of official quality.
It looks like fans can start to look forward to the third installment in Migos’ No Label mixtape series. On Wednesday, the ATL trio announced the upcoming mixtape with the release of an in-studio visual of them previewing new music off the tape.
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.
Meek Mill has been hyping his Dreamchasers 4 mixtape for some time now, and while he's shared two solid EPs in the process, fans are still eagerly awaiting news of the project. Today, Meek has shared clips of two new records, the first of which being an unnamed collaboration with Rick Ross, and the second, a record called "Trust Me' with Rozay and Chris Brown.Meek certainly seems pretty excit