ASAP Yams Tribute Concert To See Performances From ASAP Rocky, Joey Bada$$ & More
We're closing in on a year since the untimely death of ASAP Yams, one of the creative minds behind the ASAP Mob movement. In honor of the fallen Mob member, ASAP Mob, led by Rocky, are putting on a tribute concert in New York City. The "Yams Day" show will take place on the day of Yams death-- January 18th. The show will go down at Terminal 5, and feature performances from ASAP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Lil Uzi Vert and ASAP Mob. Take a look at the flyer in the gallery above, more guests are expected to be announced.
Joey Bada$$ Cancels Several Tour Dates Due To Exhaustion
Joey Bada$$ has been hurtling around the globe at a breakneck pace since he released his debut album at the top of the year, and it appears that his high-octane lifestyle has finally caught up to him. The Brooklyn rapper announced yesterday on his Facebook page that he has cancelled several December tour dates in Europe and New Jersey, citing exhaustion.
Stream The Soundtrack For "Creed" Featuring Joey Bada$$, Future, Nas & More
The "Creed" movie, which stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, hits movie theatres in five days. The official soundtrack for the film arrives a few days prior to the movie premiere, with a stream available via Spotify today. We've had a lot of album streams hit the web today already, so adding to that list, you'll find new (and old) music from the likes of Meek Mill, Future, Joey Bada$$, Nas, Childish Gambino, Jhene Aiko, Vince Staples, Krept & Konan and others.
Top Tracks: November 9 - November 15
Last week saw a few highly anticipated releases, including new albums from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, and Logic. Surprisingly, none of those guys made it into Top Tracks -- well, except Logic, who somehow ended up on a Juicy J track. Instead, Pusha T, the new prez of GOOD Music, came out of hiding and hit us with two top 10's. The other winner of the week has to be the astoundingly prolific Metro Boomin, who has three new productions in this week's list.
10 Essential Kirk Knight Tracks
Kirk Knight is best known for his prominent role alongside Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era click. He's produced a handful of Joey's tracks along with being featured on Pro Era tapes and on some of the member's solo projects. Until now, he's mostly played the sidekick, but come Friday, his debut full-length will be released, making Knight a published MC.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 9)
It's that time of the week again. The weather might be crap, but work's over, school's out, and that should be enough to get your mind in the right place. If not, then we've got your musical medication, which will, no doubt, pair nicely with whatever other treats, medical-grade or otherwise, you've got on deck.
Joey Bada$$ In The Studio With Metro Boomin & Lil Herb
Joey Bada$$ released his debut album, B4.DA.$$, earlier this year, and it was exactly what fans asked for -- a well-crafted slice of 90 boom-bap-influenced rap. Judging by his recent studio sessions, it seems Joey might be moving away from that sound on his new material, revealing some surprising new collaborators on Instagram.
The Fall: 16 Things We're Excited For This Autumn
Take a deep breathe of that cool, fresh air. Summer came, and it was awesome, but it's time for fall and all the wonderful things that come with it. Sure, hoodie season and Halloween come to mind, but to keep it real, we're more stoked on new music and huge tours from some of our favorite artists.
The 10 Best Diss Tracks Of The 2010s
Of the many things that old heads will insist "were better back in the day," diss tracks are among the few that most younger rap fans can also agree upon. Even if you didn't live through them, the 2Pac / Biggie, Eazy-E / Dr. Dre and Jay Z / Nas beefs all produced shot-firing tracks that still loom large today-- Notorious' "Who Shot Ya" is still referenced by rappers all of the time, and Nas' "Ether" is now so baked into the foundation of rap that its title is now synonymous with a devastating diss.
How Hip Hop Has Reacted To The Bill Cosby Scandal
The Bill Cosby saga continued over the weekend when the New York Times uncovered additional deposition transcripts in which the comedian presented himself as an "unapologetic, cavalier playboy, someone who used a combination of fame, apparent concern and powerful sedatives in a calculated pursuit of young women." Since Barbara Bowman's November 2014
Joey Bada$$ Says He Doesn't "Fuck With The Bill Cosby Slander"
Bill Cosby has been a hot topic this year. Allegations of rape have flooded in against the once-beloved actor, and more seem to come out the woodwork each day. At first, there was plenty of skepticism facing the story, however with Cosby's own confession coming to light via an unearthed deposition from a sexual abuse lawsuit, there is now little doubt that he did perform the acts he is being accused of.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 20 - 26)
This week was wild. We got to hear new albums by Miguel, Vince Staples, King Los and Tyga, great new tapes from Boogie and Tory Lanez, and some true heat in the form of singles from Future, Meek Mil and The Game. What's more, we got the stacked tracklists for Meek's Dreams Worth More Than Money and Migos' YRN Tha Album, and quite a few crazy news stories to boot. As always, things were popping on on Twitter, too. Read on to get a selection of the craziest, funniest and/or most noteworthy tweets of the week.
Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack
That Eminem is executive producing the soundtrack for upcoming boxing film "Southpaw" came as a pleasant surprise. His lead single "Phenomenal" went hard. Shady Records tweeted out the soundtrack tracklist early Friday morning a couple weeks after tweeting out the album cover. Gahdam, its stacked.
Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter
Troy Ave has been the topic of hot conversation on social media these past couple weeks thanks in part to his extremely low record sales and attitude towards it all. On Monday, the BSB leader made his way by the Hot 97 studios where he spent about 40 minutes justifying his album sales and self-proclaiming himself the biggest and best independent artist out today.
Wrath Of The Based God: A History Of Lil B's Disses & Curses
Never before has a rapper been as inextricably linked to the NBA playoffs as Lil B has been in 2015. Dishing out warnings, curses and pardons like he's a 14th century pope, the Based God's been central to the conversation around the games, interacting with rappers on Twitter, attending games to strengthen his magic and even popping up on ESPN to clarify just who's on his shit list.
Summer Jam 2015 Recap
Summer's here, and festival season has arrived. Unfortunately, for hip-hop heads, most of the summer's premier music destinations are filled with laptop DJs or bands that introduced your parents to LSD 40 years ago. Luckily, for all of us on the East Coast, there's Summer Jam. Though it's just one day, the HOT 97-curated concert features over 10 hours of straight hip-hop in Giants' stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Ticket Giveaway: Joey Bada$$'s "World Domination" West Coast Leg
Joey Bada$$ is going to be very busy this summer, taking his talents to the Left Coast and then to other parts of the globe. Joey's "World Domination" tour with Mick Jenkins and Denzel Curry kicks off with "Phase 1: Westside Connection," for which we'll be giving away tickets. We've got 1 pair of tickets to give away for each stop on the list below.
Joey Bada$$ Announces 1st Annual "Steez Day" Festival
This past Christmas Eve marked two years since Pro Era member Captial Steez's tragic death, and since leaving us, he's been sorely missed, especially by his bro Joey Bada$$. To commemorate his late friend, the Pro Era honcho is launching an annual event called "Steez Day" to benefit the rapper's family.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
8 Must-See Hip-Hop Tours This Summer
The summer concert season is quickly approaching, as we close out the month of April. It’s comparable to Christmas for avid music fans. It doesn’t get much better than beautiful weather complimented by beautiful people dancing to bass-laden tunes. Excess amounts of cheap alcohol and THC add to the excitement at summer concerts.