Meek Mill brings out Nicki Minaj at Made of America Fest. He also got his son to dance to "Whip It" in front of the adoring hometown crowd.
If Meek Mill is gonna earn redemption anywhere, it'll be in Philly. Tonight (September 5), Meek headlined at Made In America Festival in his hometown, and during his show, he brought out two guests who are very dear to his heart.
In 2015 Air Jordan made a commitment to returning to high quality materials, something fans have complained about as the quality of materials and construction of retro Jordan sneakers has diminished while the price tag has gotten larger. Fans were stoked, but what that ended up meaning was that Jordan Brand was planning on release a higher tier of sneaker, with a comparably higher price point.
Ja Rule was recently asked by VladTV to name his top 5 diss records of all time.
Last year Drake hosted the very first "Houston Appreciation Weekend" in his home away from home. The H-Town advocate is looking to make it an annual event it seems, as it was announced via press release that the second "Houston Appreciation Weekend (HAW)" is set to go down Memorial Day Weekend.
Their album may have suffered a setback, but Migos appear to be on course now to drop their debut effort YRN: Tha Album on July 31st. After revealing the album art a few weeks back, the trio return today with the official tracklisting.
Jaden Smith is taking his talents to the fashion world, and for latest gig, he's been hired by Louis Vuitton to model for the French fashion house's spring/summer 2016 ad campaign. Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director for Louis Vuitton's women's collections, has shared a couple of shots from the campaign, and indeed, the photos show Smith posing in women's clothing.
Lil Wayne did a very memorable interview with Katie Couric right around the release of Tha Carter III back in 2008, and this Monday, he'll be joining her once again on her talkshow (hopefully he'll refrain from calling her "Miss Katie" this time).
Iamsu! is headed out on his Eyes On Me tour later this year, and while he already has plenty of material to perform, from his 2014 debut album, Sincerely Yours, to his large catalog of mixtape work, the Bay Area rapper has decided to share one more project before he takes off.
When Crooked I announced a new project entitled Sex, Money & Hip-Hop a couple of weeks ago, it was originally believed to be a mixtape, but now it looks like it'll be rushed commercial release. Today the Slaughterhouse member (who's been calling himself "KXNG CROOKED" as of late) shared artwork and a a tracklist for the LP. Check out the former in the gallery above, and the latter below.
Footage of Shy Glizzy being arrested in Maryland has made its way online, but details of the situation are still scarce. In the clip, filmed by a fan, we see the rapper thrown against a cop car by several police officers, as a large crowd watches the cops put him in cuffs.
Rick Ross is no longer a member of the Def Jam family. Earlier today, it was revealed that the MMG boss has signed a new deal with L.A. Reid and Epic Records.
Immediately following Touchdown 2 Cause Hell’s introductory “Get Em Boosie”-- the aptly titled dizzying turn up track that unleashes Boosie Badazz loose on the rap game once again-- the bellows of an approaching storm crackles with doom. It’s an ominous sound byte, seeing as Lil Boosie has acted as the chief ambassador of Post-Katrina Louisiana gangster rap.
The Game is a charitable man. Kanye West is currently mired in $53 million of personal debt. He even asked Mark Zuckerberg to bail him out by investing $1 billion in "Kanye West ideas." Zuckerberg has yet to respond. But late last night, The Game responded.
Although she passed away fourteen years ago at the all-too-young age of 22, Aaliyah still fervently burns like an R&B sun, atop the solar system of artists that she fuels and influences posthumously. Despite her age, her career lasted nearly a decade.
Wiz Khalifa often gets a bad rap for his notorious one-track mind. He's this generation's most famous stoner rap icon, taking the torch from his "Mac & Devin" co-star Snoop Dogg and running it to the top of the charts while leaving weed-focused contemporaries like Smoke DZA and Curren$y to languish as cult favorites.
We're long past the East/West rivalries of the '90s, but place isn't as irrelevant in modern hip hop as some would have you think. Sure, sounds and styles fly more freely between area codes than they used to, but they're more often than not traceable to a specific time and location where certain tempos, slang, and flows bear traces of local history in their DNA.
Announcing his third album Dirty Sprite 2 (or rather DS2 for copyright reasons) just about a week in advance of its release date, Future was banking on his rapidly-growing fanbase and mixtape momentum to give him a win on the charts.
Los Angeles-based Jay Rock signed to Top Dawg Entertainment in 2007, long before "Money Trees" were providing Grammy-nominated types of shade. The rapper, real name Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr. was born in 1986 and started rapping in 2005, releasing a bunch of mixtapes and what not.
HOT 97 has already lost three of its OGs when it comes to radio personalities, with Angie Martinez jumping ship for a competitor, Mister Cee parting ways for a smaller, newer station, and Cipha Sounds leaving for a position at Roc Nation.
Just when you thought we may have heard the end of Drake and Meek Mill's feud, the pot is stirred once more. Meek shared a somewhat vague message on Instagram today, but it's hard not to take it as a comment on his Canadian rival."The Crown ain't worth shit if the person wearing it is a fraud," reads the image.
For a minute there, it seemed as though Rick Ross and Lira Galore/Mercer's relationship was finished, as rumors circulated that Rozay had called off their engagement. Whatever went down there, it seems they're back on track to get married.
In a new interview with MTV's Rap Fix Live, Chicagoan emcee Chance The Rapper revealed that Top Dog Entertainment offered him a record deal, which he declined. "They didn't almost sign me, they wanted to sign me" he clarified, after being asked about the rumor. "Don't say it like that, though. I turned down being signed... All of those guys are my good friends. That whole camp is great."
Last night LeBron James and the Miami Heat visited Toronto to take on the Raptors, and LeBron was asked about a scandal going on in that city that involves the mayor of Toronto smoking crack.
Sir Michael Rocks might have said that The Cool Kids are never coming back, but that doesn't mean that the duo didn't run things during their tenure. Over four years, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish released six mixtapes, an EP and a proper album titled When Fish Ride Bicycles.
In a recent interview with Bulgarian urban media outlet 359HipHop, DMX discussed his legal troubles, Eminem's "Rap God" status, the evolution of the game and his aspiration to eventually become a pastor (not a priest).
While we patiently await the arrival of Juicy J's upcoming album, The Hustle Continues, he's decided to drop his second mixtape of the year, and as usual, it looks pretty stacked.
Chris Brown finalized a release date for his delayed album X over the weekend, and made the announcement to the world via Twitter that the LP would arrive on May 5th. We also saw two Fan Of A Fan 2 leaks surface over the weekend, however despite these positive moves, Breezy appears to be having some frustrations with his old management team.
At 82 years of age with declining health, Louis Farrakhan has summoned his energy these past few weeks for a publicity tour as he gears up fro the 20th Anniversary Million Man March in D.C. on October 10th. As a part of his tour he's dabbled in hip hop circles, doing interviews with Sway in the Morning and meeting with Kanye West and Snoop Dogg.
We’re just two weeks removed from Kanye West’s latest album The Life Of Pablo, and yet he’s already talking about its follow up. Expected to arrive this Summer, Kanye just took to twitter late Friday night to announce that his next album will be called Turbo Grafx 16.
A couple of years ago, Atlanta rappers Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug were on similar career trajectories. They often appears on each others songs, most notably with Travi$ Scott on Days Before Rodeo and with Birdman as part of Rich Gang. Since then, Young Thug has further entered the stratospheres of fame while Rich Homie has fallen out of the spotlight a bit.