10 Tracks To Celebrate Bankroll Fresh's Legacy
This past weekend, the rap world suffered yet another senseless tragedy with the murder of Bankroll Fresh. Hopefully the frequency of the loathsome killings of promising young talents will not dilute the legacy of any one of hip-hop's fallen stars. In this case, the world lost a rare talent from the fiercely competitive city of Atlanta, right at the time when his movement was taking shape -- when he was set to experience a level of success he couldn't have dreamed of a few short years ago.
Behind The Beat: Dun Deal
Dun Deal is the guy behind the breakout hits of both Young Thug and Migos. It’s been three years ago since “Stoner” and “Hannah Montana” both appeared on the third edition of the compilation mixtape series put together by DJ Spinz' Hoodrich Production Group, with which Dun Deal is still affiliated. In the time since, both acts have not only stuck around, they’ve become among the most influential young acts in the industry, with record deals to prove it.
Gucci Mane Is Going On Tour In September
Ring the town bells -- Gucci Mane is coming home in September. According to new reportage from journalist Neil Martinez-Belkin, Guwop will be released from jail on September 20, 2016. It gets better -- Gucci now says he's tooling up for a "Gucci Mane & Friends" tour that will commence upon his release.
Gucci Mane Is Coming Home In September
This past Friday (Feb. 12) was Gucci Mane's birthday, and while there were plenty of tributes to go around, the real good news for Wop fans comes tonight, as it has just been discovered that Gucci is set to be released from prison in September of this year -- if the database of the Federal Bureau of Prisons is to be trusted, that is.
Every Gucci Mane Song Released Since He Got Locked Up
On May 13, 2014, Gucci Mane pled guilty to weapons charges. He has been incarcerated ever since.
Gucci Mane Was Going To Host Mike WiLL's "Ransom 2" From Jail, But The Feds Shut It Down
We know that Mike WiLL Made It and Gucci Mane have a storied creative partnership, to the point that Guwop actually gave Mike his producer name (Mike Will Made It/ Gucci Mane slayed it"), so the fact that the two are still in contact despite Gucci being behind bars isn't all that surprising.
10 Essential PeeWee Longway Tracks
It's tough to keep up with the massive crop of Atlanta rappers who have skyrocketed into the eyes of the mainstream over the past few years. Today's lesson is on a fringe persona by the name of PeeWee Longway, a rapper who's been red-hot in the city for a few years now. And as he's still honing in on his unique brand of googly-eyed trap, 2016 looks to be his most successful year yet.
Mike Will Made-It Delays “Ransom 2” For A Gucci Mane Feature
Unfortunately, Mike Will Made-It’s sequel to Ransom won’t be releasing today as originally planned, but according to his excuse, the setback maybe well worth the wait.
Stream Gucci Mane & Zaytoven's "Mama's Basement" Mixtape
As if today wasn't already crazy enough, Gucci Mane just dug into the vaults and decided to share some unreleased songs he recorded with Zaytoven years ago back when he was living in his Mama’s Basement.
Freddie Gibbs May Be Going After Isaiah Rashad
Freddie Gibbs made headlines recently for stating in an interview that he considers himself on the same level as artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Whether or not you agree with him, Reddit user SaucyMustard has pointed out that Gangsta Gibbs may be subtly calling out TDE artist Isaiah Rashad in an Instagram post this morning.
Gucci Mane Will Not Be Released From Jail In March
Sad news for team #FreeGucci. Gucci Mane's label, 1017 Records, reports that La Flare will not be released in March, contrary to the announcement they made earlier this month. 1017 shared the unfortunate news via their Instagram account. "So Gucci Mane NOT release on march #Fuck12 #FreeGucci."
Freddie Gibbs Says He's On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Level
In December Freddie Gibbs put out Shadow of a Doubt. It was a sonic departure from Piñata, his previous record with Madlib, but familiar to anyone who had followed Gangsta Gibbs from before that acclaimed 2014 album. In December 2015, he sat down with NPR’s “Microphone Check” for a long, in-depth interview.
13 Things We Want In 2016
Last year was amazing for hip hop. There were new sounds popping up all over the country and no shortage of albums, mixtapes, and projects to feast your ears on. From the West Coast renaissance to Atlanta's overall dominance, 2015 was awesome, straight up.
Gucci Mane To Be Released In March According To 1017 Records
Yesterday, we were surprised to see that Gucci Mane's usually-active twitter and Instagram accounts had been removed. There was no explanation as to why, but now we've received another piece to the puzzle.
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.
Gucci Mane's Twitter & Instagram Accounts Have Disappeared
Gucci Mane has been in prison since September 2013, and since that time, he's managed to put out more music than just about everybody in hip-hop. He, or someone on his team, has also managed to keep up an active social media presence, which has been useful in promoting all of his music. But today, with no warning, both GuWop's Twitter account as well as his Instagram have disappeared.
Hottest Album Covers Of 2015
The Golden Era of cover art likely ended with the rise of CDs. But even with the Golden Age of CDs behind us, cover art still plays a vital role in the listener's consumption of music. Along with the album title, it serves as a sort of opening salvo or prelude that sets the tone for the music itself, and it is often the last image that remains in the listener's mind. It is the face of the music. With that in mind, here our picks for the best cover art of 2015.
Gucci Mane Reveals "East Atlanta Santa 2" Cover Art
Gucci Mane continues to make headway on his East Atlanta Santa 2 roll out. This morning he sent over a song with Chaz Gotti, "Ran Wit It," to leak off the upcoming album. He's now giving us the first look at the project's official artwork. As he initially announced, East Atlanta Santa 2: The Night GuWop Stole X-Mas will be arriving on December 22nd. The cover art finds Gucci wearing a Santa outfit, with a rifle in hand, coming out the sewer surrounded by 'Wanted' posters.
Gucci Mane Announces "East Atlanta Santa 2"
Before we could receive the last project Gucci Mane announced, The Machine, GuWop has already gone ahead and announced another project. No word yet on when/where The Machine will land, but in the interim, fans can look forward to East Atlanta Santa 2.
A Conversation With Freddie Gibbs: Rap's "Silent Killer" On Embracing Melody & Honoring Gucci Mane
Things haven't always looked this clear for Freddie Gibbs. The Gary, Indiana rapper could have ended his career as another major label casualty, stuck in a deal that didn't have his best interests in mind. After failed stints with Interscope and Jeezy's CTE World, Gibbs set his sights on the independent route, allowing him the freedom to give his loyal fanbase new music how and when he wanted.