While The Game has built up a reputation for putting out consistent albums, "Year of the Wolf" is, unfortunately, not one of them.
Game doesn't quite get the respect he deserves. Sometimes things like his habitual name dropping and controversy divert attention from the fact that he has been one of the most consistent rappers over the last decade.
After a minor set back, The-Dream decides to keep his word and release his highly anticipated Crown EP today.
The creator of the much-talked about Tupac appearence at Coachella 2012 spoke out about the new hologram technology to MTV News. Nick Smith is the president of AV Concepts, the company that created the technology. He talks about working with Dr. Dre to bring Tupac back, how much it would cost to make one and more. Read what he had to say below.
New material from the late Tupac Shakur is understandably hard to come by, so much so that even a prison letter from the rapper can sell for six figures. As a result, pretty much anything written in ‘Pac’s handwriting is now worth a good chunk of change.
Davieanna Marlena Blake, 21, and Darnell Moses Alvarez, 24, are facing possible murder charges for the death of their two-year-old son, who was found dead outside their apartment last month. It's only recently come to light that Davienna Marlena Blake is actually the daughter of DJ Quik.
Even if “Waves” the album title was lost, its spirit lives on in the new Yeezy Boost 350s that were spotted during Kanye West’s live stream at Madison Square Garden yesterday. Among the new clothes that debuted were new Yeezy Boost 350s and 1050s.
Beyonce followed in the footsteps of Rihanna and has drastically changed her hairstyle. The singer who is usually seen with long and full tresses (although Bey often wore extensions), decided to chop them all off, now sporting a boyish pixie cut.
Ariana Grande has enough hits to carry this the half time show for this Sunday's NBA All-Star game on her own, but nowadays, audiences expect at least one surprise guest in any high profile performance. We saw Katy Perry bring Missy Elliott out of retirement at her Super Bowl performance earlier this month, and it appears Grande will also be reaching into the world of hip hop for her guest.
DJ Mustard On Mistah F.A.B. Scuffle: "I'm A Millionaire Now, So I Ain't Really Worried About Fighting" | 22,361 Views
DJ Mustard made headlines last week when video of a scuffle between Mistah F.A.B.'s crew and his own hit the web. The tension between the posses was rooted in F.A.B.'s belief that Mustard had not properly credited the Bay Area with informing his sound.
If you watch ABC's new sitcom Fresh Off The Boat, you'll know that hip-hop plays an essential role in the series. Not only does Danny Brown provide the theme song, the show follows a young Eddie Huang (it's based on the celebrity chef's memoir), who was obsessed with rap throughout his childhood.
The New York duo The Underachievers are ready to give the world their debut album, Cellar Door, on August 12th. The album's tracklist, cover art and release date was announced today, following two strong mixtapes from the underground MCs.
ASAP Rocky Debuts "The Beauty And The Beast" At Tribeca Film Festival; Watch A Teaser | 18,256 Views
While down at Tribeca Film Festival this week, A$AP Rocky decided to sit down with Elliott Wilson and partake in the latest segment in his “CRWN” series.
Whenever new Kanye West music is released, there's always a fair bit of mystery of how the songs all came together, especially when the writing credits often shed light on surprising collaborators. Really, the only people who can piece any of the process together are those who saw it first hand.
Tyler, the Creator's third album Cherry Bomb is now available for download on iTunes. The 13-track album features appearances from heavyweights Schoolboy Q, Pharrell, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. Gotdam. A quick listen through reveals a mixture of Tyler's characteristic grimy/horrorcore with some more jazzy tracks. The entire album is self-produced.
Riff Raff hasn't provided an update on his sophomore album Peach Panther since the summer, instead he's been busy writing a "Neon Vibes" poetry book, working on an EP, and getting sued by his landlord.
Rich Homie Quan added some new ink to his body last night, with a portrait of the infamous Pablo Escobar. RHQ made sure to provide a little caveat with his tattoo, to ward off any would-be haters.
In 2005, the largest residential disaster in U.S. history hit the South and destroyed the city of New Orleans. 80 percent of the city was flooded, with flood waters ranging from one to ten feet in depth. The city was in ruins, leaving over a million people in the Gulf Coast region displaced. And in New Orleans alone, 134,000 housing units were swept away with the water.
Atmosphere have a lengthy history within the underground rap scene, and while they've never quite made it to mainstream stardom (there is probably a reason: they don't want too), they've developed large and loyal underground following. The duo, individually known as Slug and Ant, released their debut album Overcast!, then with another member by the name of Spawn, in 1997.
Earlier today, we saw Justin Bieber's first-ever cover for GQ, and now GQ Germany's cover star has been revealed to be none other than ASAP Rocky.
Common's acting career is on fire right now. He's recently appeared in "Selma," "Run All Night," and AMC drama "Hell on Wheels," and he will appear in "Barbershop 3," "Suicide Squad," and NBC's upcoming production of "The Wiz." Now the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the Chicago MC has been cast as the main villain opposite Keanu Reeves in the upcoming film "John Wick 2."
Back in January, we were surprised to see Trinidad James' name (actually Nicholas Williams) in the writing credits of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' chart-topping hit "Uptown Funk," and now we're learning just how much he stands to make off that "Don't believe me, just watch" line.
The MTV Woodies have always proved to be a pretty big party, and by the looks of the lineup, this year will be no exception. ASAP Rocky will be hosting the award show, which will take place in the thick of SXSW, going down March 16th in Austin, Texas. As for those performing, you'll see the likes of Travis SCott, Kehlani, Anderson ,Paak, CHVRCHES.
Boosie Badazz is known for being a beloved troublemaker. Long before the incarceration of Gucci Mane, people were yelling out "Free Boosie." Entering the pen in 2009, the Baton Rouge bad boy served five years in prison, and was released in March of last year. In October 2014, he dropped his comeback mixtape Life After Deathrow to wide acclaim.
Wale gets a lot of hate. Whether it's for his music, or his attitude, the rapper is often catching flack for something. In an unfortunate coincidence, the same week he dropped his new album, a bunch of pre-fame tweets from various rappers surfaced, and Wale was a common target.
2016 is the year of the Kobe. After hearing rumors that Nike plans to re-release one of every Kobe signature model in the coming months as part of the “Fade to Black” pack, we have more news about Kobe Bryant’s signature sneaker. This time, Nike is using the Kobes to appeal to college sports fans.
The Billboard 200 looks real familiar this week, with only one new hip hop release debuting, and very little changing elsewhere on the charts. Rihanna goes from #1 to #3 with her ANTI record, and pretty much everyone else follows her lead by slipping down the charts. Kendrick slides most notably by going from #5 to #16 with his untitled unmastered.
Dreamchasers already lost one of its promising members way too early, so this news is really unfortunate to hear. Reports have surfaced that Chino, a member of the Meek Mill-led Dreamchasers crew, was shot in the head early this morning.
Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Arrested In St. Louis [Update: Details Emerge, Joey & Ab Were Released] | 98,330 Views
After their performance in St. Louis Monday night for The Smokers Club Tour, Ab-Soul, Joey Badas$$, and a few members of the Pro Era crew were arrested.
On his way to his record release party in NYC, Travi$ Scott obviously ran into a lot of photographers.
Ciara and Future just can’t seem to maintain a quiet, clean break-up after they made such a wonderful couple. Yesterday, Ciara filed a $15 million slander lawsuit against Future for his words in interviews and on social media.