Jhene Aiko nabs the second Complex cover for their new issue.
"What's a black Beatle anyway, a fuckin' roach?"
RESPECT magazine just unveiled their new cover for their 21st issue, and they've tapped two of hip-hop's street hustlers-turned-business men, Nipsey Hussle and Yo Gotti. The magazine will focus on how they turned their street savvyness into an CEO position. The issue will also feature content from Drake, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Nas and more.
Kid Cudi To Release "Satellite Flight" Album Tonight On iTunes [Update: Album Released] Feb 24, 2014 at 11:15pm 62,106 Views
It appears that Kid Cudi is ready for liftoff. The singer-rapper just announced on Twitter that his new album, Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon, will be released tonight/Tuesday morning at 12:01 a.m. EST on iTunes.
Big K.R.I.T. Talks "Cadillactica", Working With Lil Boosie And Jeezy Apr 4, 2014 at 11:48am 10,835 Views
After Big K.R.I.T. released a trailer for his upcoming album Cadillactica last month, anticipation for the project has now reached a fever pitch. NahRight sat down with the Mississippi MC to get some insight on the album, as well as studio time that he's recently had with Lil Boosie and Jeezy.
As much as Danny Brown presents himself as a wild party man (which he certainly is to some extent), when it comes to his art, he puts a serious amount of care and effort into every detail.
Drake Puts Up "6" Billboard In Toronto [Update: Billboard Is Fake] Apr 3, 2014 at 07:22pm 39,455 Views
Drake's newest track, "Days In The East" arrived out of the blue and in the middle of the night-- neither of which is out of character for Drizzy. What was a little more mysterious however, was the simplistic cover art, all black with a red 6 in the lower right hand corner.
Bun B Talks About The "Hip-Hop And Religion" Course He Teaches At Rice University Feb 22, 2015 at 07:28pm 4,701 Views
Did you know Bun B, one half of the legendary Houston duo UGK, is a faculty member at Rice University? While Bun's musical output has slowed in recent years, his knowledge of hip-hop remains unquestionable, and since 2011, he has been teaching said knowledge in a professional capacity. Last Thursday, Bun went on HOT 97 and talked to Ebro about the "Hip-Hop and Religion" course he teaches.
Cardo Says Jeezy & Jay Z's "Seen It All" Beat Was Originally For Big Sean Jul 2, 2014 at 09:32pm 17,208 Views
On Monday night, Jeezy released the title track to his upcoming album, Seen It All, which happened to feature a hot new verse from Jay Z. While it was first being reported that the song was originally intended for Hov’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, it turns out that the song’s producer, Cardo, had a different plan than that all along.
Without releasing an album, Drake has completely dominated the first two thirds or so of 2014, staying on the tip of everyone's tongues by delivering unexpected fireballs like "0 To 100/The Catch Up" and "Draft Day." But more so than anything else, the reason Drake's been able to stay relevant this year is his insane gift for picking features.
Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney To Perform "FourFive Seconds" At Grammys [Update: Kanye Will Also Debut A New Song] Feb 4, 2015 at 10:59am 31,659 Views
We haven’t heard much from Rihanna since 2012’s Unapologetic album, but after dropping off “FourFive Seconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney last weekend, Rih Rih is getting back to business.
Yesterday we got the official cover art from Meek Mill for his anticipated album, Dreams & Nightmares. Today we're giving you the tracklist to the album, which has features from the MMG crew including Rick Ross & Wale, plus Drake, Trey Songz, 2 Chainz, Nas, John Legend and more.Peep the tracklist below, and be sure to cop the album on October 30th. Pre-order it here.1. Dreams and Nightmares2.
One of the hottest producers out right now, Mike WiLL Made It has produced beats for some major names like French Montana, and of course Juicy J, and even had a cut on Rihanna’s latest album. Now, just shortly after dropping his last mixtape, Mike WiLL has announced his next project Est. In 1989 Pt. 3. Coming on the heels of his last installment in the Est. In
Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics Nov 22, 2013 at 12:56pm 22,500 Views
Ab-Soul's following continues to grow, despite his lack of releases since 2012's dense Control System. In an interview with the Miami New Times, Soulo explained why the project continues to gain him followers, as well as speaking on the blatant honesty that comes with refraining from writing rhymes down, and the knowledge he's been able to acquire through listening to hip hop alone.
About a week ago, The Game Instagrammed a picture of his newest tattoo: Mike Tyson's face, inked on the back of one of his hands. Writing that he could now blame Iron Mike for whooping "40 glock ass" if he's ever brought to court for that earlier dispute, The Game might now have to try that defense in another case.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Suffers From Multiple Seizures, Hospitalized Again Mar 14, 2013 at 01:41pm 63 Views
Lil Wayne suffered from seizures this past year, resulting in his hospitalization and now once again he has landed in the hospital from what's reported to be multiple seizures.The rapper was filming a music video in L.A. on Tuesday night, and after the shoot was over it is reported that he suffered from seizures and was brought to the Cedars-Sinai hospital.
Lil B & Joey Bada$$ Trade Jabs On Twitter, Send Diss Tracks To Each Other Jan 30, 2013 at 09:22am 10,480 Views
This beef escalated quickly. Recently Joey Bada$$ tweeted a line from his song "Survival Tactics" which just happened to be about Lil B.
Lupe Fiasco Sued By Drug Kingpin's Estranged Wife For Reportedly Hiding Millions Of Dollars [Update: Lupe Clarifies, Sort Of] Sep 3, 2013 at 02:23pm 46,108 Views
Here's a connection you might not have assumed existed-- Lupe Fiasco and drug kingpin Charles Patton. In a new lawsuit from the estranged wife of Patton (who is currently locked up in jail serving a 44-year sentence over a heroin enterprise), Lupe, of all rappers, is being accused of hiding millions of dollars from the wife.
Chaining days have always been a great ritual in hip-hop. So much so, that Kanye West made it the grande finale of his music video for "Through The Wire", his first major single. Last night bossman Jay Z of ROCNATION presented J. Cole with an original Roc-A-Fella chain. A sign of respect and gift for the 29th birthday of the rapper. Do you remember who else has a Roc-A-Fella chain?
Social media has become inseparable from today's society. Outlets such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are used constantly worldwide, and have become the main methods of direct communication between individuals the world over.
A few months ago, Jennifer Lopez released A.K.A, her eighth studio album, which contained a song that addressed her history as a Butt Icon. Yes, "Booty" was a long time in the making, and now it looks as if it'll be the next single to drop from the project.
Gangsta Boo Says New Three 6 Mafia Album In The Works, With Juicy J Mar 11, 2014 at 12:41pm 6,950 Views
When news initially broke that rap group Three 6 Mafia was re-forming, fans were definitely excited. However, once it was revealed that the group would not have the same moniker let alone the same line-up, fans were slightly less excited. Nonetheless, Da Mafia 6ix successfully released their mixtape 6ix Commandments.
The songwriting process in rap can sometimes be hard to follow. With the use of sampling, and the genre's increasingly collaborative production methods, breaking down the construction of songs can become convoluted. Unless you're in the studio, a close reading of the liner notes is the most accurate representation of what went into the music presented on record.
Nicki Minaj Speaks On Mariah Carey Feud & Whether She'll Return To "Idol" May 10, 2013 at 01:03pm 47 Views
While early reports of tension between Idol judges seemed like a good hook for the new season, the show turned in historically low ratings this year.
Last week we saw several independent rappers make their debut on the charts (sort of-- some of them didn't sell enough to actually chart, yet), but this week we return to the big guns, like Drake and DJ Khaled. Khaled is an interesting case, because while he is definitely considered among the 'big guns' aka mainstream stars, he didn't move mainstream numbers.
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