Top Tracks: January 18 - January 24
With new projects from Future and Meek Mill -- and upcoming ones from Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, and last but not least, Kanye West, the energy coming from the hip-hop world is out of control right now. New tracks off both 4/4 and Purple Reign crashed this week's Top 10, along with predictably dominating performances from both of Kanye's SWISH singles.
Azealia Banks Disses Nicki Minaj & Miley Cyrus
No one is safe from the twitter daggers of Azealia Banks. The Harlem rapper is back to her old tricks, taking to twitter to throw jabs at both Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus today. Even Taylor Swift got some. Basically, Miley Cyrus dropped off a free project the other day, and Azealia Banks is questioning whether or not Cyrus knows "her shit is whack as fuck." She then proceeded to call out any female musician who rips off "downtown NYC girls," claiming they "all" make boring music.
Chance The Rapper Critiques Miley Cyrus' Hosting Duties At MTV VMAs
Miley Cyrus was the host of last night's MTV VMAs. In brief summation, she rocked outrageous and unabashedly ugly outfits, wore fake dreads, promoted her ~super cool~ love of marijuana, dissed Nicki Minaj's issues with the VMAs and participated in several corny skits. A lot of people weren't feeling it, and Chance The Rapper was one of them.
Top 10 Moments From The 2015 MTV VMAs
While the 2015 VMA's had its share of fireworks, it was quite the vanilla affair.
All The People Drake Impersonates In The "Energy" Video
Drake's "Energy" music video just hit Apple Music, giving them an exclusive that'll further propel them ahead of their competitor TIDAL. On top of the "Energy" visuals, off the much-lauded If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Drizzy unleashed another exclusive, a collaboration with Majid Jordan, through Beats 1.
Wiz Khalifa Explains Why Miley Cyrus Won't Be On "Blacc Hollywood"
From earlier interviews, it seemed like a sure thing that Miley Cyrus would appear on Wiz Khalifa's upcoming album, Blacc Hollywood. However, when the official tracklist arrived, the singer's name was nowhere to be found. In a new interview with Billboard, Wiz explained Miley's absence, revealing it was simply the result of a clearance issue.
Wiz Khalifa Announces Release Date For "Blacc Hollywood" [Update: Artwork Revealed]
Though Wiz Khalifa hasn't released a studio album since 2012's O.N.I.F.C., his recent 28 Grams tape has kept 2014 saturated with his music. It won't be the only project he releases this year though, as Atlantic Records has announced that his next album, Blacc Hollywood, will hit shelves on August 19th.
Wiz Khalifa Discusses "Blacc Hollywood" and Smoking Pot With Miley Cyrus
For those dying to hear from Wiz about some new stuff, he stopped by Billboard's offices in New York to talk about his upcoming ventures, including albums, massive tours, and surprising collaborations. Blacc Hollywood is nearing its completions, however Wiz points out that it's "not all the way put together" although "a good bit of it is finished."
Bill Ray Cyrus Made A "Hip-Hop Version" Of "Achy Breaky Heart"
Miley Cyrus seems to have adopted hip-hop for herself, and now it looks like her father Billy Ray Cyrus is following in her footsteps. We regret to inform you that Billy Ray has recorded a "hip-hop version" of his 1993 single "Achy Breaky Heart." As random as that may be, what's even more random is the source of this news, Larry King. King tweeted about a phone call with Mr. Cyrus in which he revealed the hip-hop version of the track. King added, "he's excited about it & so am I!" What about you?
50 Cent On "In Da Club": "It's Chasing Me, I Keep Running From It"
50 Cent made quite a splash when he released his breakthrough single, "In Da Club" in 2003. In fact, the track was such a phenomenon that casual listeners still define Fif by it to this day. The NY rapper talked to Complex about his attempts to escape the iconic hit, his respect for Miley Cyrus, and how Eminem's lack of interest in areas outside of music has benefited him. Read some excerpts from the interview below:
Machine Gun Kelly Discusses Soundtracking "Mandela" Trailer & Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance
Machine Gun Kelly wouldn't be the first person you'd expect to soundtrack the trailer of a Nelson Mandela biopic, so it came as a surprise when the instrumental for his track "Runnin'" showed up in the latest preview for the new film, "Mandela". In an interview with Complex, MGK spoke of hearing the song in trailer for the first time, his respect for the political figure, race issues in today's society, and the infamous Miley Cyrus VMA performance.
Kanye West Feels Miley Cyrus Should've Twerked More At The VMAs
As if Miley Cyrus' infamous teddy bear twerk fest at the MTV Video Music Awards wasn't shocking enough, Yeezus himself has now expressed the belief that she should've twerked MORE during the performance.
Miley Cyrus Announces 2014 "Bangerz" Tour Live On SNL
This is a brief one, folks. During her appearance on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, Miley Cyrus took the opportunity to announce a "Bangerz" tour in support of her new album. "Real quick, I would just like to announce to all my fans that I am about to be going on tour," she said after host Edward Norton's opening address. That's all we have for now. Peep the announcement below:
BTS Photos: Future's "Real & True" Video Shoot With Miley Cyrus
Future may have cut his ties with Drake earlier this week, but he's apparently still tight with Miley Cyrus. The Atlanta by way of Pluto rapper has filmed some visuals for a new collaboration with Miley, keeping with his streak of blatant honesty on the track called "Real And True".
First Week Sales For Pusha T, Danny Brown & Miley Cyrus
This week's numbers are in, some more impressive than others. Pusha T's long-awaited debut, My Name Is My Name came in just under expectations, but still managed to put some "Numbers On The Boards" with 74,610 units, though unfortunately not enough to edge Drake out of the number 3 spot.
Future's Album "Honest" Features Andre 3000, Nicki Minaj & Miley Cyrus
Yesterday we found out that Future was delaying his upcoming album, Honest, and aiming for a December release. Nonetheless, the album is nearing completion, as Future previewed the project for Billboard recently.
Danny Brown Says Rappers Are Only Co-Signing Miley Cyrus Because They're Trying To Eat
Danny Brown represents his home of Detroit to the fullest, so it may not come as a surprise that he gets sensitive when other people try to claim his city. We saw this happen with Big Sean-- who is actually from the D, but Danny didn't think he lived the authentic Detroit experience. Now Miley Cyrus, of all people, is jumping on the Detroit bandwagon, and Danny isn't having any of it.
Stream Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" Album In Its Entirety
Love her or hate her, you can't ignore her. Miley Cyrus has been pretty inescapable the past few months, and her new album is finally here. With features from Big Sean, Future, French Montana, and Nelly, the album continues her infiltration of hip hop, and it's now available to stream free via iTunes. Listen here-- at your own risk. Full tracklist below.
DJ Holiday Talks "Miley" & Breaking Records In The Strip Club
DJ Holiday is fresh off dropping the massive single "Miley" with Waka Flocka and Wiz Khalifa, but the seasoned DJ has plenty more up his sleeve. HNHH's newest addition, Kim Johansson had the chance to sit down with Holiday to talk about his recent single, as well as the Atlanta music scene in general.
Dopest Jordans in '23' Music Video
For an anthem that centers around the greatest of all time, its only fitting that Mike Will, Juicy J, and even Miley Cyrus show off their best sneakers for the video. Granted Wiz Khalifa kept his converse on the entire video, cameo appearances of some of the hottest kicks in recent years popped up in multiple occasions during the video.