Fetty Wap, Joey Bada$$ & G-Eazy Among Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Princes"
Forbes, #1 producer of lists of wealthy people, is back with another category of the wealthy. This one is called “Hip Hop Cash Princes,” specifically ranks the rising under 30 stars who have already managed to start a solid bankroll for themselves. Without further ado, the Hip Hop Cash Princes Of 2016: 1) Boi-1da 2) Dej Loaf 3) Fetty Wap 4) G-Eazy
Charts Don't Lie: December 2nd
While we had debuts from Jadakiss, Tech N9ne and the Empire soundtrack, this was Adele's week. The UK songwriter moved 3.48 million equivalent units of her third album 25, making it simultaneously the biggest sales week of the year, the biggest selling album of the year, and the biggest sales week of ALL TIME. It replaces N'SYNC's previous record, in which they sold 2.416 million of their sophomore LP Bye Bye Bye in 2000.
Logic Announces "The Incredible True Story" World Tour
Logic's sophomore album, The Incredible True Story, was a rather quiet success for Def Jam. The album surpassed early sales projections, stealing the show for #1 rap album the same week Ty Dolla $ign and Jeezy dropped respective albums. The next logical move (ha) is to take the album on the road. Logic isn't only visiting North America, he'll be heading overseas for his "Incredible World Tour."
Charts Don't Lie: November 25th
After multiple weeks without any big chart debuts, we were starting to think it was a drought. Thankfully, last week saw some HUGE releases, with Justin Bieber, Logic, Jeezy, and Ty Dolla $ign all dropping their albums. Biebs unsurprisingly came out on top, beating out fellow pop superstars One Direction in what turned out to be less of a battle than expected (1D moved 460,000 units to Bieber's 649k). Nevertheless it was the first time two debuting albums had sold over 400k in one week since Kanye West and 50 Cent's infamous head-to-head in 2007.
Logic, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, & Justin Bieber First Week Sales Are In
The final first-week sales numbers are in for albums released on Friday, November 13th. According to Hits Daily Double, Justin Bieber's Purpose reigned supreme, with a whopping 649,000 units moved in terms of STS (sales-plus-streaming).
Review: Logic's "The Incredible True Story"
Twenty-five-year-old Logic, the author of four buzzworthy mixtapes and, now, with the release of The Incredible True Story and the Transformation of the Man Who Saved the World, two studio LPs, is clearly equipped with immense talent. His first studio effort, Under Pressure, was good enough to put Logic himself under pressure. Yes, there were some enjoyable tracks on Under Pressure (“Bounce” and the eponymous track come to mind), but it didn’t do for Logic what his rap ability might indicate.
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.
Sales Projections For Jeezy, Logic & Justin Bieber
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 releases -- Logic is set to move an impressive 85-90k (90-95k with streams), while Jeezy is expected to sell a more modest 60-65k (65-70k with streams).
Logic Releases His Sophomore Album "The Incredible True Story"
Logic has taken a slightly different approach than usual when it comes to the roll out strategy for his sophomore album The Incredible True Story. Instead of doing a ton of interviews & dropping a plethora of singles, like Ty Dolla $ign, Bieber, & Jeezy just did, the Def Jam rapper has remained relatively lowkey over the past few weeks, releasing only two singles and going by his fans' houses to play them a private listening session of the album. Now will this more personal & intimate approach carry over to success in the record sales?
Juicy J & Logic Will Drop "I Ain't Fukin Witcha" Collab Tomorrow
Tomorrow (Nov. 9), we'll get to hear a very unexpected collab between one of the most lyrical young rappers in the game and the Academy Award-winning king of ratchet. Tomorrow at 12 PM PST, Juicy J and Logic will release a track called "I Ain't Fukin Witcha," produced by the almighty WondaGurl, the teenager from Brampton behind Travi$ Scott's "Antidote" and two tracks off Drake's IYRTITL.
Logic Reveals Tracklist For Sophomore Album "The Incredible True Story"
Bit by bit, Logic has been slowly rolling out the pieces to his sophomore album The Incredible True Story over the past few weeks. Last month, he revealed the album’s sci-fi inspired artwork & release date, and now today he’s back with its official tracklist.
Logic Announces Release Date For Sophomore Album "The Incredible True Story"
Well here's some good news for the Ratt Pack, aka Logic fans. The talented Def Jam artist has announced that his upcoming sophomore album, The Incredible True Story, will be arriving next month.
Logic Reveals Artwork For His Upcoming Album, "The Incredible True Story"
Logic shared the title of his upcoming sophomore album earlier in the month, and now he's come through with the official cover art. As he revealed with his ambitious trailer for the LP, The Incredible True Story is a "motion picture sci-fi epic" as well as an album, and the cover for the project supports the claim.
Logic Announces Sophomore Album Title
Logic dropped his debut album, Under Pressure, in 2014, and his many loyal fans came out and gave it a great first week in sales. The rapper's cult has been awaiting news of a new project ever since, and today they have it with the announcement of Logic's official sophomore effort, The Incredible True Story.
Stream The "Southpaw" Soundtrack Feat. Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More
"Southpaw," a boxing film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent and Rachel McAdams, opens in theaters today, but more importantly for hip hop fans, the soundtrack's now on Spotify.
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.
Stream Lil Durk's "Remember My Name"
We've heard "Like Me," "What Your Life Like" and "Tryna Tryna," and now comes time to stream the entirety of Lil Durk's Def Jam debut, Remember The Name.
Logic Gives His Opinion On Online Activism
In an age when rappers seem more focused than ever on the prevailing trends, sounds and news stories of the day, Logic goes against the grain. For starters, his music is intensely personal, focusing almost solely on his daily struggles and come-up, and largely not relying on collaborators to elevate his status. This carries through to his online presence; Logic's Twitter and Facebook pages rarely contain rants or fiercely opinionated posts.
Logic Announces "Under Pressure" World Tour
Logic is capping off the biggest year of his career with the announcement of his first world tour. Named after his new album Under Pressure, the tour will run between January 27th and April 2nd of 2015, and take him across the country and to parts of Europe.
Charts Don't Lie: November 9
This week something quite significant went down on the Billboard 200, albeit it's outside of the genre of hip-hop. Taylor Swift basically broke the mold and sold over 1 million copies of her new album, 1989, in turn giving her the highest sales in one week since 2002. That's twelve years ago. There is a small hip-hop connection here, because the last album that sold just over 1 million, in 2002, was Eminem's The Eminem Show. Anyways, with T Swift's chart takeover, a lot of our hip-hop dudes got pushed down.