Maybach Music Group released their third compilation effort, Self Made Vol. 3, this past week on September 17th. Although they chose to drop on a date without much competition, their sales projections aren't that strong.
The album is on course to sell 50,000-55,000 copies opening week. That's around half of what Self Made Vol. 2 did (98k).
What'd you guys think of the album?
Eminem and his publishing company have initiated a lawsuit against a New Zealand political party for their allegedly unauthorized use of his song "Lose Yourself."
The copyright infringement lawsuit targets the National Party of New Zealand and states that the current prime minister, John Key, used the rapper's "Lose Yourself" music in his re-election campaign without Em's...
Jun 10, 2013
If you listened to Lil Wayne's "Bugatti" freestyle earlier today, you may have noticed his "Dedication 5" reference toward the end of the track. Wayne hinting at a new release isn't exactly a confirmation at this point in time (DEVOL, Rebirth 2, & Like Father Like Son 2 are just a couple of titles he's dropped in the last few years with no final product in sight).
Things look a little...
Jun 20, 2013
Freddie Gibbs' ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally) album leaked this morning, more than two weeks before it's scheduled release date of July 9th. As such, he's decided to release it officially as well. The 19-track project features G.I. Fleezy, G-Wiz, Jay Rock, Problem, Daz Dillinger, Spice 1, BJ The Chicago Kid and more, with production from Sayeez, Cardo, Big...
Aug 27, 2013
Frequent TDE collaborator, Jhene Aiko, is currently resting in a hospital bed after being involved in a bad car accident.
According to sources, Jhene Aiko was involved in a bad car accident and was transported to a hospital to receive medical attention. There's no reason to believe it's life threatening, but it's being reported that Jhene has a broken wrist, some stitches, and was bruised up...
SpaceGhostPurrp has been leaking several tracks off his Raider Klan compilation Tales From The Underground, and today the crew is ready to release the album in full.
Before making the decision to cop the project on iTunes you can stream it in full below.
Dec 13, 2013
As you probably know by now, Beyonce took the world/internet by storm last night when she dropped her new self-titled album out of nowhere. The frenzy has yet to subside, as the "visual album" came with 14 new songs to listen too and 17 new visuals to watch, filled with Beyonce being her sexy self.
The album reportedly sold 80,000 copies on iTunes within the first three hours, and will...
It's been a while since we've heard from Charles Hamilton, an eccentric rapper from Harlem who was very briefly signed to Interscope after being included in XXL's 2009 freshman class. Sadly, Hamilton suffered a mental breakdown in 2010, and since then, he hasn't been able to recapture the magic of his early material. But now, just days after a new interview with Hamilton surfaced, we have two...
Angie Martinez's move from Hot 97 to station rival Power 105.1 was a bold move that came under fire from many of the radio personality's biggest fans. Now, her motives have been made all the more clear.
According to a report by Page Six, Martinez will be taking an enormous pay raise for her transfer--double her previous salary to be more precise. Sources tell Page Six that Clear...
British R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius is all set to release her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, tomorrow (July 15th), and one day ahead of time, she's released a full stream. The 14 track project is now available for listening, courtesy of SoundCloud.
The only two guests who appear on Friends & Lovers are Dr. Dre, who guests on the previously released "Stronger," and...
The Odd Future brand continues to expand into arenas both likely and unlikely. They've got an expansive merchandise line, their own TV show, and their own festival, among other things. This latest move, an Odd Future radio station, isn't exactly unlikely, as obviously these are a group of musical cats. The crew has teamed up with DJ Skee's new DASH radio platform to host a 24/7 channel.
Feb 18, 2013
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...
MTV has finally unveiled all of the 10 rappers who grabbed a spot on the "Hottest MCs In The Game" list. This list will no doubt be debated, let us know your thoughts on the ranking in the comments, or tell us what your list would look like.Check out the full list of MCs in the gallery above.
Although YMCMB is on a continuous quest to sign more and more artists, it seems like they can't keep the ones they have signed happy. Torion Sellers, a young singer who signed with the label at the age of 13, is asking to be let out of his contract with Young Money.
TMZ reports that Torion Sellers, now 15, has filed legal documents claiming Wayne signed him immediately after his audition, based...
Jay-Z did some quick promo for Magna Carta Holy Grail yesterday, on its official release date, by chatting with fans on Twitter about the album (and other stuff). Now that the new album has officially dropped, after being available for Samsung Galaxy users on July 4th, Spotify has a free album stream of Magna Carta Holy Grail up.
Listen to the album in its entirey below. And let us know what you...
Jul 31, 2013
The numbers are in for the Rich Gang compilation album. Even without Drake, the YMCMB family and friends collaborative record debuted within the top 10 of the Billboard 200.
The album pushed 24,000 units off shelves, debuting at #9. In other chart news, Jay Z has been pushed from the #1 spot to #2 on the Billboard 200, making room for Selena Gomez' album.