The Game sends shots at Young Thug at one of his concerts.
Thus far, we haven't seen too many other rappers jumping in the ring to defend one side or the other in the Young Thug/Lil Wayne beef, but leave it to The Game to be one of the first. At a recent concert, he had some harsh words for Thugger, all of which basically amounted to a dare to come to L.A. and face the same fate as 40 Glocc.
Ah, what could've been. The most recent discovered treasure penned by Tupac Shakur is a letter to his friend Big Lock. Unfortunately, there's no date on the letter, but in it, Pac tells Lock that his record sold five million copies, so it's safe to assume he means All Eyez On Me, which was released February 1996. He would be killed in September of the same year.
March has been a damn good month for Baton Rouge hip-hop, and for fans of the genre as a whole. The release of Kevin Gates' highly anticipated mixtape By Any Means comes just weeks after southern icon and fellow Louisiana native Boosie was released from prison.
The biggest battle on this charts is between pop sensations Justin Bieber and One Direction, but it's far from the only one.As it stands, Bieber is looking to take the number one spot with Purpose, with 425-450k in traditional sales, and 475-500k with streams, but it's damn close, with 1D looking to come in with 415-440k (450-475k with streams).And of course, on to the actual rap release
"Why the fuck would I have a bodyguard, if I look just like the mother fucking bodyguard" - Action Bronson What is it about Action Bronson that makes people want to hop on stage during his shows?
Tech N9ne, who has accrued nearly three decades in the rap-game, has made a career out of dancing between the mainstream and underground universes. Admired by his fans for his consistency and his abstract approach to the genre, the Missouri MC's cocktail of freakshow world mixed with club-worthy finesse is something that has become expected out of each N9ne discography installment.
Omarion Shares Tracklist & Release Date For "Sex Playlist" [Update: Cover Art Revealed] | 30,882 Views
Omarion had a good reception to his new single off Sex Playlist, the DJ Mustard-produced r'n'b anthem with Jhene Aiko and Chris Brown "Post To Be." Off the momentum of that record, Omarion follows up with the official tracklisting for the project as well as a release date.
Rome Fortune is signed to Fool’s Gold Records, and has been teasing his next album since he released the Kaytranada produced single "Dance" back in October of 2015. However, the album didn’t have a concrete release date until today.
Just over a year since he last appeared on Saturday Night Live, Kendrick Lamar has been booked to perform at the show yet again. Chosen as the musical guest for the sketch series' November 15th episode, hosted by "The Hunger Games" star and Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson ("True Detective," "Natural Born Killers").
A few days ago (Nov. 3), Spike Lee shared the trailer to "Chi-Raq," his upcoming film starring Samuel J. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, and more. The preview suggested that the plot would focus on the efforts of women in inner-city Chicago to unite and convince their male significant others to lay down their weapons.
Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money hit its first delay when Meek Mill went to jail last year, but since he's been out, anticipation has been higher than ever. It's been rumored that the rapper will be dropping the album in time for summer, but a new update suggests we could be getting something else entirely first.
In 2010, Jeremih and 50 Cent teamed up for "Down On Me," a big record for both artist's careers, with Jeremih earning his second top 10 Billboard hit (proving he could match the success of "Birthday Sex") and 50 adding another smash to his repertoire after a bit of a dry spell.
Despite tensions running high between Lil Wayne and Birdman, and by extension, Young Money and Cash Money, YM is still keeping business alive and well, signing a new singer to their roster.
Slim Jesus is the latest viral rap sensation, and it's easy to see why -- for one, he's named Slim Jesus. It's also not every day you see a white teenager from Ohio making drill music. Though Slim is apparently 18, he looks about 13, and seeing him and his similarly young looking crew toting heavy artillery in the "Drill Time" music video is pretty shocking.
While we excitedly await YG's sophomore effort, titled Still Krazy, and being led by the single "Twist My Fingaz," YG has gone ahead and inked up the entire top of his head.
Meek Mill has stirred up a lot of feelings with his twitter rant. The rapper has people taking sides, analyzing what it means to be a rapper, and ghostwriting's place in hip-hop as a whole.
This week saw a range of debuts from a range of artists. The top entry within rap and R&B went to Jason Derulo who slid in at number four, just under Rocky who managed to have another strong week. A little farther down Chicago drill hero Lil Durk put his debut album in at number 14, and Dom Kennedy quietly slipped in at 23.
August Alsina became a hot topic yesterday, when footage circulated from his Louisiana concert that showed him getting all up in a female fan's personal space. It resulted in a mini backlash of sorts, with some people claiming he took things too far, and perhaps this was fueled by the fact that the girl on stage really did look awkward.
Superman isn't Superman if he inexplicably switches from superpowered do-gooder, to some sort of motorcycle-riding anti-hero, to maniacal villain, and back and forth between the extremes. Such mythology is a big part of the hip-hop culture, as well as proper marketing. Any marketing novice and comic book savant knows that consistency is key to building one's image/brand.
The sound of wedding bells is in the future for Ludacris. On Friday, he and his longtime girlfriend, Eudoxie Agnan, officially got engaged.
After Gucci Mane released the sequel to his "Trap God" series last night, he sent some shots towards A$AP Ferg regarding the title of Ferg's upcoming project "Trap Lord".Taking to his twitter account, Gucci Mane didn't shy away from expressing his feelings towards A$AP Ferg's title of his upcoming mixtape "Trap Lord".
K Camp's latest mixtape, One Way, continues to blow up the streets with hits like "Lil Bit" and "1Hunnid" picking up steam each week. As a gift to fans, K Camp has put together three hot remixes, which he's calling the Atlanta Service Pack. The first is a remix of his own "1Hunnid" featuring NJ Trap King Fetty Wap.
It's now been almost a month since L.O.R.D., A$AP Mob's debut album, was expected to drop. HipHopDX recently sat down with A$AP Ferg and A$AP Nast to talk about A$AP Mob's popularity, their '90s influences, and most importantly, the group's delayed album. Speaking on the album, which was scheduled to drop on March 4th, Nast said:
The Game and DJ Skee are old friends, having been the dynamic duo behind the legendary diss track "300 Bars." Both have had very successful careers in very different ways, and The Game stopped by Skee's talk show recently to promote The Documentary 2.
The beauty of a cypher is that it gathers artists from different walks of life and allows them to share their fortes. In a hip-hop cypher, competitors and spectators alike gather to hear some of the hardest bars around. The nicest emcee goes home with the respect of onlookers and a metaphorical prize that comes with murdering everything on sight.
Although he once rapped alongside coke-rap titans Clipse on a number of their tracks, Pharrell's show-stopping appearance on Future's drug-slinging anthem "Move That Dope" was a little shocking, to say the least.
Lead by Joey Bada$$, the young group Pro Era has been on the rise the past year, but has suffered a major setback as one of their members, Capital Steez has passed away at the age of 19. Details are murky, but it has been suggested that he took his own life.
There was some speculation made earlier today that J. Cole would be releasing a new album before the year was out. Those predictions have been confirmed. Now available for pre-order on iTunes, 2014 Forest Hills Drive is officially slated for a December 9th release date, putting Cole head-to-head with Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V.
New York has always had a strong lineage of lyrical rappers. The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Rakim, and Jay Z cultivated New York Rap with their lyrical candor and unblemished wordplay. While some tried to follow the blueprint of these rap aficionados, many failed. Despite there being a dearth of lyrical rappers representing NY, Fabolous and Lloyd Banks have undoubtedly left their marks.
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