Ebro Gets Into Twitter Feud With Mike Will & Slim Jxmmi Over Beyonce's "Formation"
Today's biggest event was the unveiling of Beyoncé's new single and accompanying video, "Formation." Shortly after its release, it was revealed that the song was produced by Mike Will Made-It as well as Ear Drummers producer Apluss and that it was co-written by Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd.
Big Sean Previews New Music With Future, Metro Boomin & Mike WiLL Made-It
Big Sean scored the biggest album of his career with 2015's Dark Sky Paradise, but from the sounds of his upcoming material, he's only just getting started. Sean was in L.A. last night for Red Bull Sound Select, and made sure to treat the audience to some samples of his new music. First up, he shared a preview of a track with Future and his go-to producer Metro Boomin, a recipe for success on paper, and judging by the video clip, also in practice.
Lil Wayne Shares "Sh!t" Freestyle Snippet, Full Track Dropping Today
Lil Wayne's Carter V may be in Cash Money limbo, but his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape is coming together as promised. Mack Maine shared two clips of a new freestyle from Weezy last night, indicating that the tape was one track away from completion.
Future Announces "Dirty Sprite 2" Mixtape
There isn't a whole lot of consensus in the Future mixtape canon (namely because there are so many, and pretty much all of them are good), but Dirty Sprite is generally agreed upon as a strong contender for the Atlanta rapper's best non-album work. Early fans will be excited to hear the news that Fewtch is working on a follow-up to the beloved project, announcing the news on Twitter today.
Review: Rae Sremmurd's "SremmLife"
2014 may be remembered as one of the weakest years for rap in recent memory, but there were, however, some definite highlights, especially when it came to newcomers. Bobby Shmurda had one of last year’s biggest rap records, DeJ Loaf had one of last year’s most remixed rap records and Young Thug was one of last year’s most talked about rap artists (even if for all of the wrong reasons).
Forbes' 2015 "Hip-Hop Cash Princes" Include Migos, Young Thug, YG & More
Since 2007, Forbes has been profiling young rappers who are making major cash money. Each year, the magazine chooses a list of "Cash Princes" who they think could eventually become "Cash Kings", a more exclusive list that includes industry moguls like Diddy, Jay Z, and Dr. Dre. This year's Cash Princes are: Mike Will Made-It, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Mustard, Young Thug, Nipsey Hussle, Iggy Azalea, Ty Dolla $ign, Hit-Boy, YG, PartyNextDoor, and Kid Ink.
More Details Emerge On Kanye West's New, Less "Abrasive" Album
The latest clue we got about Kanye West's upcoming album came courtesy of a Florence, Italy newspaper, in which West was interviewed saying that the album was "made in Florence." Yesterday, Billboard pulled together some new sources to give us a better idea of what to expec
Stream Gucci Mane's "Trap God 3"
After momentarily hitting a stumbling block with Big Gucci Sosa, the collaborative tape with Chief Keef that was never released, Gucci Mane returns to his impeccably on-time release schedule for 2014. After already releasing 10 projects this year, big GuWop is prepared to drop Trap God 3, predictably, on 10/17.
Mike WiLL Made It Reveals Rae Sremmurd's "SremmLife 2" Is In The Works
Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife was a perfectly orchestrated album release in a broken system. While most rappers wait months or even years beyond the peak of their hype to drop their debut, the Sremm Bros were right on the money, and as a result, the album is still selling to this day (the fact that it was jam-packed with singles didn't hurt). While they've surely got a few more records to market from LP1, the follow-up is already underway according to mentor, Mike WiLL Made it.
Red Lobster Responds To Beyonce's "Formation"
Beyoncé's new single, and accompanying video, is bold and unapologetically black. Due to her celebrity, she may only be able to dine at the most exclusive of 5-star restaurants these days, though on "Formation," she reminded fans of her Southern-fried roots. "When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster," sings Bey on the opening verse, in what's become the song's most talked about lyric.
Andre 3000 Recorded A Verse For Juicy J's "Bandz A Make Her Dance" Remix
In a recent interview on MTV's "RapFix Live", producer Mike Will Made It revealed that Andre 3000 recorded a verse for a remix of Juicy J's inescapable strip club banger "Bandz A Make Her Dance".
Mike WiLL Made It Calls Out Rappers Who Are Copying Swae Lee's Style
Mike WiLL Made It's imprint, Ear Drummers, has already proven a success with the likes of Rae Sremmurd and Two-9. Rae Sremmurd have undoubtedly elevated higher than Two-9 off the bat, however, Two-9 are catching up with hits like "Check At." In the meantime though, the squeaky-voiced and energetic rappers of Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, have cemented a new style and flow, and thus they are seeing imitators pop up everywhere.
Mike WiLL Made It's "Ransom" Mixtape Gets A Release Date [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
We've been waiting on a release date for Mike WiLL Made It's Ransom mixtape for at least one minute now.
Review: Gucci Mane’s "The State Vs. Radric Davis II"
Keeping Gucci Mane out of the headlines is no easy task. Once again he’s back, although this time with the release of his digital album The State Vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings. While the rapper is surrounded by mounting legal problems, he's nonetheless found the time to keep his fans fed with this Christmas day release. As with most Gucci projects, the production on The State Vs. Radric Davis II is a strong point. Heat from Atlanta beatsmiths Honorable C-Note, Zaytoven, and Mike WiLL Made It make the album an easy listen.
Young Thug Announces New Single With Mike WiLL Made It [Update: New Artwork Revealed]
Two of the biggest names in Atlanta's trap scene are about to team for a big single. Very soon, Young Thug and Mike WiLL Made It will unveil their collaborative track "Take A Picture," and today they've unveiled the artwork. Check it out in the gallery above. Fans of Thugger will remember the phrase "Take A Picture" being repeated quite a bit on his 1017 Thug song "Picture Baby," but like "parade," "slime," "YSL" and other keywords he often uses, the phrase is (for some reason) part of his very unique personality.
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.
Mike WiLL Announces "Buy The World" Single With Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar & Future
Mike WiLL Made It released a slew of huge singles last year, including Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", Future's "Sh!t", and his own "23". Still, it seemed that the producer had something big in the works that he was preparing to unleash on the world.
Young Thug's Most Entertaining Lyrics
You might be thinking "Here we go, yet another dissection into the enigma that is Young Thug." But that's just the thing with Thugger. At surface value he may appear to be an overly flamboyant, drug fueled nonsense rapper, but it seems that the further we dig into his releases and their lyrics, the more bountiful they seem.
Future On New Album: "The World Is Ready"
Future's sophomore album, Honest, wasn't the landmark it was meant to be. While it spawned Future's biggest hit thus far, "Move That Dope," it failed to establish the rapper as the superstar he had the potential to be.
Are Future & Mike WiLL Made-It Dropping "Ape Sh!t" On Thanksgiving?
Mike WiLL Made-It and Future have been prepping their joint mixtape Ape Sh!t since last December at least.