• Lil Wayne Announces "Tha Carter V" Release Date [Update: Cover Art Revealed]
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    Lil Wayne just kicked off his "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour about a week ago, and made a stop in Hartford, Connecticut last night where we saw him bring out special guest 50 Cent. Following the show, Weezy F paid a visit to the ESPN headquarters, where he happened to release some information on the release date for Tha Carter V. MissInfo reports that Wayne appeared on...
  • 106 & Park Will No Longer Air On TV As Of December
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    If you grew up a rap fan, you probably have at least a couple of fond memories attached to BET's 106 & Park. If you witnessed the AJ and Free era of the show, perhaps you were even raised on it. The 14 year run of the countdown show comes to an end today, at least in its proper televised form, with the announcement that the show will be moved to BET.com as a digital segment.BET's president of...
  • Lloyd Banks Says "Cold Corner 3" Is Ready & Could Drop In 2 Weeks
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    Lloyd Banks had announced that he'd have two new mixtapes coming soon, and it took awhile but we finally got A.O.N: Failure's No Option, and now has a new projects coming fairly soon.  Performing in Cambridge, Banks told the crowd that they could expect his next project Cold Corner 3 soon, and as we could see it in as soon as two weeks.   Hopefully we do see CC3 soon, but no matter...
  • Lil Wayne Goes Off On Miami Heat, Says He "Fucked Chris Bosh's Wife"
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    Although Lil Wayne enjoys watching basketball, he's had his fair share of trouble with the NBA. Most recently, involving the Miami Heat, whom Weezy lashed out against when they kicked him out of a game against the L.A. Lakers for reportedly threatening a fan. Now reports are coming in that Wayne has once again spoken out against the Miami Heat, this...
  • Stream Gucci Mane & Rich Homie Quan's "Trust God Fuck 12" In Its Entirety
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     Gucci Mane didn’t release a project on 10/17 like he typically does, instead he waited one day later to drop off his new joint album with Rich Homie Quan. The two ATLiens released a brand new album Friday night titled Trust God Fuck 12. The project hosts 17 new tracks and features guest appearances from Migos, Young Scooter, Young Thug, PeeWay Longway, and more. The production on the...
  • Daylyt Signs To Shady Records [Update: Label Source Says It's Not True]
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    Daylyt has seemingly appeared at the top of the game from out of nowhere. After making his television debut last week on the Shady Films reality series "Road to Total Slaughter," the battle rapper turned heads on Ab-Soul’s These Days… with an extended verse hidden on the album's closing track. The hype surrounding the rapper, meanwhile,...
  • French Montana Reportedly Buys Khloe Kardashian A Jeep For Her 30th Birthday
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    The rumor mill won't stop churning out gossip when it comes to reported love birds French Montana and Khloe Kardashian. While we've yet to receive any official confirmation the two coupled up, it definitely seems that way as they go everywhere together, from partying at the club to house shopping. So you can bet French was on hand with the Kardashian family to celebrate Khloe's 30th birthday last...
  • Big K.R.I.T. Announces "The Underground Edition" Mixtape Set
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    While fans await more details on Big K.R.I.T.'s upcoming album Cadillactica, the rapper has decided to round up all his previous mixtape efforts into one limited edition set, The Underground Edition. Krizzle announced that this limited edition compilation will be released on cassette, CD and vinyl, and will consist of K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, Return Of 4eva, 4eva N A Day,...
  • Review: Isaiah Rashad's "Cilvia Demo"
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    Isaiah Rashad’s debut EP, Cilvia Demo, is very easily among the most captivating mainstream debut projects from a new artist since the likes of J. Cole, Drake or even label mate Kendrick Lamar. Cilvia Demo is the first official body of work from the young Chattanooga emcee. Through the record’s thematic contrast, Rashad constructs the conflicted, contemplative and deeply human image...
  • August Alsina Reveals Cover Art For Debut Album "Testimony"
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    We've seen the rise of August Alsina over the course of the past year, with a strong mixtape release The Product 2 as well as an EP, Downtown Life Under The Gun, both of which have given his name some buzz. The Def Jam signee is now approaching the release of his debut album, Testimony, and today he's let go the official artwork for the effort. Testimony is slated to drop on April 15th, and...
  • XXL 2012 Freshman Class Cover & List
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    XXL has let go their anticipated XXL 2012 Freshman Class cover! Peep it below and see who made the cut. Here's what XXL had to say: In the past five years that XXL has been picking Freshman classes, never once has making the list been easy. This year included. Similar to 2011, the hype around the Freshmen Class has continued to grow by leaps and bounds, surprising even us with its...
  • Classic Rotation: Big L's "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous"
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    Big L was a New York ‘representer’ straight from the danger zone of Harlem, and in the words of my father, who hung out with the young Lamont Coleman in the 90’s: “Big L was a charismatic and cool cat back then. A humble hustler who had bars.” Prior to the classic Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous, Big L made a name for himself as a problem in the battle...
  • Watch Full PowerHouse 2014 Sets From Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Schoolboy Q And Trey Songz
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    Last night, Power 106's annual PowerHouse concert went down in L.A., bringing together a stellar lineup of hip-hop stars for an all-night concert event. If you missed the live stream of the event, have no fear -- most of the sets are now available to watch online. Starting with the night's most anticipated set, if you believed the Barbie-dominated chatroom that accompanied the stream last night,...
  • Keith Sweat Responds To Drake's Reference To Him On "All Me"
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    Last night, Drake dropped a new single from his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same, that being "All Me", featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean and produced by Key Wane. During his first verse, the Toronto emcee describes himself as the "light-skinned Keith Sweat". For anyone unfamiliar, Sweat is a celebrated Harlemite R&B and soul singer-songwriter, radio personality, record producer and...
  • First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "My Own Lane"
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    The first week sales projections are in for Kid Ink’s major label debut My Own Lane, which was released this past Tuesday via RCA Records. According to HDD, Kid Ink's debut album is projected to move anywhere from 40-45K copies in its first week. If that stands, and it should, it will be good enough to land Ink a top 3 spot on Billboard 200. The album shows great growth from the L.A....
  • Remembering Aaliyah: 20 Great Tracks From The Late Singer
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    13 years ago, Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash at the tender age of 22 when returning from the Bahamas after shooting the video for “Rock The Boat.” Her death deeply affected her fans and the hip-hop community at large. Aaliyah made a name for herself in R&B and hip-hop producing hit upon hit, often blending the two genres together-- something we see a lot of in...
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