• Mannie Fresh & Rick Ross Scheduled As 2015 BMI "How I Wrote That Song" Panelists
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    Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) will be hosting their annual "How I Wrote That Song" panel Saturday, February 7th, 11:30 AM at 1Oak (9039 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Calif.) in Los Angeles.  The 2015 panelists included Rick Ross, Mannie Fresh, Grammy nominated songwriter Ester Dean, Grammy award winning song writer and producer David Hodges, and country music's Natalie Hembly.  Per BMI's...
  • Super Bowl Halftime Show Boosts Missy Elliott's Spotify Streams By 676%
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    The kids are all abuzz with hype about this female rapper who performed at the Super Bowl halftime show last night-- have you heard of her? She's Missy Elliott. Yes, it would seem that her appearance on one of the most-watched television events in the nation brought her a ton of new, young fans, some of whom are reacting similarly to when Kanye West recently featured a virtually...
  • Nicki Minaj Speaks On "Anaconda" Theme & Video With GQ, Plus Photo Shoot
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    Nicki Minaj is finishing up her third studio album, The Pinkprint, which is led by the "Baby Got Back"-sampled single "Anaconda." The single artwork alone shook up the 'net, and when the music video later dropped, that was tripled. Although the song itself has seen pretty stale reviews from our site users, it's been able to top the Billboard charts and go platinum within no time.  Although...
  • Top 10: Fall Mixtapes
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    A couple Mondays ago, we counted down the best freestyles of the Fall so far, and now that we're into November, we figured we'd stay with that theme. This year, it seems as the temperature keeps getting colder, the music keeps getting hotter, as we've had a ton of new heat lately from hip-hop heavyweights and up-and-comers alike. Due to the influx of all the new dope music, we...
  • Travi$ Scott Covers The Fader Magazine
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    The Fader has unveiled their 2013-2014 Now issue cover, which features Travi$ Scott along with Blood Orange. The issue looks at the current landscape of artists and who is making the freshest music, while showcasing more than 100 artists, photographers, authors and directors to keep an eye out for. The G.O.O.D./Hustle Gang affiliated rapper, Travi$, is often seen hiding his face, but for...
  • Chris Brown Talks On His Rapping & Possibility Of A Hip-Hop Album
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    Chris Brown became famous as an r'n'b singer, but the singer has been known to dabble in rap from time-to-time. Whether it's a full mixtape project of Breezy rapping, or he's hopping on a random track and throwing shots at Drake, Chris Brown delivers bars on some level. However, the singer isn't focused on making a full-out hip-hop album just yet. Although fans can expect that there may be a bit...
  • A$AP Rocky Announces Instrumental Album Release & Single, Causes "VLone Riot Rave" In SoHo
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    As reported by Complex, it seems A$AP Rocky shut down the Lower Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo with a bit of guerilla marketing this afternoon. Around 3 p.m., as Super Bowl excitement was mounting, Rocky rolled up to the intersection at Lafayette Street and Broadway and announced the impending release of his new instrumental album, tentatively titled Beauty And The Beast: Slowed Down...
  • Stream Young Thug's "1017 Thug 2"
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    Gucci Mane promised us a Brick Squad-heavy July, and though he's been known to be unreliable at times, he and his crew have delivered thus far. Following GuWop's Trap House 4, which dropped last week, here's a stream of Young Thug's 1017 Thug 2, which officially drops tomorrow. The album kicks off with the recently-released "Lifestyle" (re-titled "1017 Lifestyle"), but after that, it's...
  • Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
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    Minister Louis Farrakhan has penned a letter addressing Jay Z and Jay Electronica's representation of The Five Percent Nation at the 10th annual Brookyln Hip-Hop Festival that took place earlier this month. Claiming he's "proud" of every person who stood alongside Electronica, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI) uses the text to preach the organization's teachings and defend the...
  • Top 10: Hottest Songs You May Have Missed This Summer
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    As summer draws to a close and all the kids are back at school, it's a great time to reminisce about all the fun that was had and great music that came out. Last week we tackled the best mixtapes of the summer, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Summertime is all about finding those next great artists and playing the hell out of your new favorite songs while you drive around with the windows...
  • Stream Freeway & The Jacka's "Highway Robbery"
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    Almost exactly 11 months ago (October 14, 2013), Freeway and The Jacka paired up to present a joint tape entitled Write My Wrongs. Now they return with an official full-length called Highway Robbery. The tracklist is below, and you can stream the project via Spotify below that. 1. Write My Wrongs ft Cormega (Produced by Jeffro)2. Dunya (Produced by RobLo)3. No Time ft Joe Blow...
  • First Week Sales For The Wu-Tang Clan & Mary J. Blige's New Albums
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    Last week, the two biggest albums to be released in the hip-hop/R&B sphere came from NYC-based '90s heavyweights. First off, Mary J. Blige dropped her invigorating, British-themed project The London Sessions, and then The Wu-Tang Clan finally freed their first album since 2007's 8 Diagrams, A Better Tomorrow, and now we have the first week sales for both. Blige barely cracked the top ten,...
  • HNHH's Hashtagged Hotties: Girls To Follow On Instagram
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    These "Hashtagged Hotties" exemplify the ideal woman via Instagram, and are a great bunch to follow. They always seem to have something new to bring to the ever-expanding world of iPhone photography. Whether it be behind the scenes at photo shoots, traveling adventures or #foodporn (not all models starve themselves), these ladies will not disappoint. If you haven't already downloaded the app,...
  • Judge Refuses To Lift Indictment Charges Against Lil Boosie's Hitman
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    Louisiana state District Judge, Trudy White, has refused to lift indictment charges against Lil Boosie’s alleged hitman Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding. Louding is currently being charged with first-degree murder, for the murder of Terry Boyd. Louding’s attorney, Margaret Lagattuta, also asked the judge to suppress incriminating statements her client made.In October of 2009 Boosie hired a...
  • Kurupt Reflects On Battling Snoop Dogg, Says Suge Knight Offered Deals To Anyone Who Could Beat Him
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    Kurupt and Snoop Dogg have quite a history. The two were recently reunited in an edition of Snoop's web series, Double G News Network, and they spoke about their early days with Death Row. The west coast legends reflected on their past battling, specifically the time that the two went head to head.Kurupt revealed that his battles were intense to the point that Death Row leader Suge Knight...
  • ScHoolboy Q Discusses Cover Art For "Oxymoron"
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    Now that an album release date and cover art has been revealed for TDE's rapper next-up, ScHoolboy Q, we are patiently playing the waiting game until February 25th.  The ante was upped last week when Groovy Q dropped an unexpected collaboration with Alchemist, "Break The Bank," but we're unsure if we'll get another leak in the month leading up to the drop date. Q discussed this, his...
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