Future opens up about how Ciara's feud with Rihanna may have compromised their working relationship, as well as working with Miley Cyrus on her new album.
Future's presence in hip hop, as well as other genres continues to grow. The recent announcement that he will be on the cover of the newest issue of The Source is evidence of such.
Sir Michael Rocks might have said that The Cool Kids are never coming back, but that doesn't mean that the duo didn't run things during their tenure. Over four years, Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish released six mixtapes, an EP and a proper album titled When Fish Ride Bicycles.
For most of 2015, MMG has been focused on promoting Wale's latest The Album About Nothing, which dropped yesterday (March 31). We'll be hearing plenty more on TAAN in the coming weeks, though, in an interview with REVOLT, Rick Ross assures us there are plenty more MMG projects coming our way this year.
Most of the key roles in the upcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, were filled last summer, but it now appears that the film will feature smaller appearances by other noteworthy rappers of the day.
J. Cole is definitely not a rapper who puts his love life on wax (or on twitter, or any social media for that matter). The North Carolina rapper keeps his personal life tightly under wraps for the most part, but sometimes these gossip sites catch up with you, no matter what. Word is that he got engaged to his girlfriend Melissa Heholt.
Hot 97 is announcing the line up for their annual Summer Jam festival as we speak. Watch below to see who will be hitting up the festival this year. We'll be live updating the list of performers as it happens, so make sure to check back for the full schedule. Update: The full lineup has been revealed. View the list of artists below.
August Alsina Calls Out Def Jam For Leaking Album [Update: August Apologizes With Statement] | 29,972 Views
It appears August Alsina isn’t too happy with his record label at the moment. On the eve of his sophomore album, This Thing Called Life, Def Jam decided to leak the album a day early on August’s Vevo Channel, but he wasn’t with that idea at all.
Next Tuesday (January 27th), Jarren Benton will be dropping off his EP Slow Motion Vol. 1. Less than a week ahead of that, he's decided to grant us streaming privileges. Listen to the eight track project below.
Kendrick Lamar Talks Lack Of Dr. Dre Production On His Album & No Longer Feeling Pressured | 4,232 Views
Kendrick Lamar was under a lot of pressure when he dropped good kid m.A.A.d. city. The expectations for the project were impossibly high, but Kendrick ended up delivering a final project that satisfied his fans, and definitely scored him some new admirers. The album continues sell into the new year, with "Poetic Justice" recently going gold.
Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance somehow managed to anger police to the point that certain police unions have voted to boycott her upcoming tour.
Before Juicy J drops off his new album Tha Hustle Continues later this year, the Taylor Gang member will release a new single off it first called “Miss Mary Mack” featuring Lil Wayne and August Alsina. Prepping its release, the trio decided to link up and shoot the official video for it this week, which we have some pictures from.
Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind" | 16,179 Views
Ty Dolla $ign's profile is rising. We've recently seen the singer popping up on plenty of collaborations, including new tracks from Meek Mill and Lupe Fiasco. Turns out, there will be no shortage of big names on his debut album, Free TC either.
Kevin Gates has been featured quite a bit on the site lately, as he's delivered a few new freestyles and singles. Yesterday we got his "I Don't Get Tired" anthem featuring New Orleans native August Alsina, a reference to his heavily-used hashtag #IDGT.
Chris Brown recently had to cancel some of his Australia and New Zealand tour dates. The singer was reportedly denied entry to the countries because of his domestic violence past, although the concert promoters claimed otherwise, saying that the tour would resume in the near future.
Chance the Rapper will throw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox' home opener on Friday, April 8th, reports the Chicago-Sun Times. The White Sox take on the Cleveland Indians. Gametime is 3:10 PM local time; tickets are sold out.
YG has been enjoying decent reception for his album My Krazy Life since it was released a few days ago. It has a dirty, thorough sound that the recalls the echoes of previous recent masterpieces, like Kendrick's "GOOD Kid" record. That's exactly why YG thought Kendrick would be so keen to make an appearance on the record and he shared as much when talking to MTV about the record.
Young Thug and Elton John are working on a remix of John's 1972 classic single "Rocket Man", reports The Fader. Sources say that 300 Ent. co-founder Lyor Cohen arranged for Thug to speak with John via FaceTime. John then sent the "Rocket Man" instrumental for Thug to play around with. Apparently, he murdered it.
As someone who's put out quite a bit of music as a solo artist but will always be better known as a label head and mogul, Diddy seems to use his albums as showrooms for his expansive rolodex and impeccable taste.
J Dilla is one of the most beloved producers of all time, and while we lost him far too soon, he was prolific enough to have left a large collection of music behind. Over the years since his passing, we've gradually seen Dilla's archives given proper release, and today we've been blessed with 41 new instrumentals from the influential beatmaker.
Offset of Migos and Rich the Kid called in to Atlanta-based Hot 107.9's Durtty Boyz radio show Friday night to give an update and clear any and all rumors following their arrest on stage at a concert at Georgia Southern on April 20.
A felony drugs charge against Nelly has been dismissed.
In some ways, the thought process to this crime was in the right place. Air Force 1s are some of the bulkiest and heaviest sneakers out there, so when Perez Beltran decided to smuggle 3 pound of heroin into the United States, at least he was trying to think logically. However, he underestimated just how good US Customs is at catching people just like him.
With a box office record to its name thanks to millions and millions earned, "Straight Out of Compton" -- the NWA biopic -- has set Hollywood on fire. It comes as no surprise that the film industry is now looking in to the history of hip-hop to tell more stories on the silver screen.
Last time Beyonce did the whole surprise album thing, it was truly a surprise, and on top of being a well-kept secret up until the moment it dropped, it was also basically the first of it's kind, setting a precedent for releases that followed. It appears as though Bey might try the surprise thing again, although if she is, her camp's not keeping the secret as well as they were last time.
“Love is all we need.” This lyric off the opening track “All We Need” could summarize the message Raury is trying to convey with his music. Like Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, and John Lennon before him, Raury wants to see the world become a better place.
Although active in the UK's grime scene for years at this point, Skepta's started getting some unprecedentedly huge co-signs this year. Drake and Kanye West are among those new fans, as is actor Idris Elba, who's going to get a chance to become not only a fan, but a collaborator, very soon.
News of the death of Bankroll Fresh Friday night has had the rap world in mourning this weekend, with many friends, fans, and collaborators sharing their condolences on social media following reports of the shooting outside his Atlanta studio.
For his last album, Yeezus, Kanye West took an approach to composition that was rather of unheard of at the time. Getting in contact with former collaborators, old friends and promising fresh faces, West asked a bunch of different entities for new music, apparently giving very little artistic direction or guidelines.
Earlier today, Kanye West embarked on yet another Twitter escapade, during which he revealed what he takes to be his greatest quality -- "I care." He also put forth his belief that it's possible for humans to create a utopia. After logging off for a couple of hours, he hopped back on to drop a quick request regarding a less lofty matter, as he asked Steve Ballmer, owner of the L.A.