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Your monthly recap of what went down in the hip-hop industry.

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.

This week we had a slight spill-over of the Drake/Meek Mill beef as the month of August began, but that didn't last long. As the month wore on, we were inundated with album announcements, a few label signings, and more.

Andre 3000 Joins Cast Of ABC’s “American Crime” Series 

There’s no new music on the horizon for Andre 3000, but he will be taking his talents to the small screen. The Outkast member will co-star on season 2 of the ABC's crime drama series. 

Snoop Dogg's Money Seized After Attempting To Travel With $400k In Cash

Snoop Dogg hasn't had the best luck with the law recently, and that continued on his recent travels. The rapper was briefly brought into police custody in Sweden before having trouble at Italian customs 

Travi$ Scott's Lollapalooza Shenanigans

Travi$ Scott is known for the performance shenanigans, but things got really out of hand at Lollapalooza early last month. He was arrested for inciting a riot. 

Lloyd Banks' "Cold Corner 3" To Be Commercial Release

Assuming he gets enough pre-orders.

Chris Brown Reportedly Plans To Fight Baby Mama For Custody Of Their Daughter 

We just hope whatever happens is best for the kid 

Two People Killed Outside Of J Cole’s Concert In New Jersey Monday Night

Tragedy strikes on the “First Hill Drive” tour. A man was arrested for the shooting.

Two People Killed In Shooting At OVO Fest Afterparty

An otherwise very successful OVO Fest ended terribly. Drake released a statement on the matter. 

CyHi The Prynce Released From Def Jam Contract

He also dissed Kanye, but actually didn't really diss him, he was just trolling us. He's still with G.O.O.D.

The Game Accused Of Sexual Assault, Sued For $10 Million

A contestant on The Game's new reality show is leveling some serious accusations against the rapper.

Busta Rhymes Arrested Following Gym Fight In NYC

The 43-year old rapper was arrested at the Steel Gym in Chelsea, NYC. Stay cool, Busta! 

Mac Miller Announces New Album Title & Release Date

He’s also going on tour in support of GO:OD AM!

Dr. Dre To Donate "Compton" Soundtrack Royalties For New Performing Arts Center

Dr. Dre owned the month. 

Young Thug Is Heading Out On His First Headlining Tour

Here’s your chance to see what Thugger can do in concert.

Big Boi's Joint Album With Phantogram Is Done 

Fans of Big Boi and Phantogram can look forward to a full-length project, release date TBA.

Sean Price Passed Away At 43 

New York hip hop lost a valuable member this month, as Sean Price, the MC from Brownsville, Brooklyn, passed away at age 43. RIP.

Tyler, The Creator Cancels Australian Leg Of "Cherry Bomb" Tour

He’s apparently banned from Australia and the UK

B.o.B Drops A Surprise Album

You can check out Psycadelik Thoughtz here.

Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Goes Platinum 

Congrats to Drizzy on another successful album!

Rita Ora Responds To A$AP Rocky's Diss On "A.L.L.A."

She kept it classy.

Boogie Signs With Interscope Records

Congrats to the Compton MC!

Migos' Yung Rich Nation Debuts At #3

They moved 15k in sales, 

Post Malone Signs With Republic Records 

Congrats to Post Malone! Hopefully this means more new music in the near future.

Young Money Sued Over $120K In Unpaid Lil Wayne Sports Tickets

Young Money getting sued is nothing new, though.

Master P Announces Self-Directed Biopic Slated For 2016 Release

Will it live up to the hype that Straight Outta Compton has created for feature-length hip hop flicks? 

Producer Sues Birdman For Stiffing Him $200,000

Like we said, nothing new.

A$AP Rocky Is Being Sued By Fan Who Was Injured At A$AP Ferg Show

The Mob may have to stop stage-diving. 

T.I. Owes A Lot In Back Taxes

The IRS is coming after the Rubber Band Man for $4.5 million he reportedly owes.

Wiz Khalifa Arrested For Using Hoverboard In Airport

"All because I didn't want to ditch the technogy [sic] everyone will be using in the next 6 months," he said of the incident on Twitter. "Do what you want kids."

Tyga Dropped A New Mixtape

Fuk what they talkin' bout...

Jay Electronica Disses Drake & J. Cole During Live Show

In a month that was chalk-full of elementary beef, Jay Electronica calls out a couple of hip hop’s brightest stars for no good reason at all. 

Jay Rock's "90059" Release Date Will Be Determined By The Number Of Pre-Orders

This is going to drop in September, we hope.

Travi$ Scott Shares Standard & Deluxe Artwork For "Rodeo" 

Bizarre artwork, but what did you expect? You can also purchase the figure on the cover. 

Dr. Dre Offers Apology To The "Women I've Hurt"

Dre made the news when he manned up and apologized for acting like a buffoon in the past.

Azealia Banks Says Black Media Publications Have Damaged Her Brand 

Azealia Banks is always blaming someone for something… 

Big K.R.I.T. Announces The "Kritically Acclaimed" Tour 

K.R.I.T. will be heading out on the road this Fall for a 38-city tour, dubbed the "Kritically Acclaimed Tour.”

Drake & Serena Williams Get Back Together?

A little bit of gossip never hurt anyone. Drizzy and Serena were seen canoodling.

Nas & Zach De La Rocha Hit The Studio With Run The Jewels 

The Rage Against The Machine front man and the Queens MC joined El-P and Killer Mike in the studio. 

Fetty Wap Shares Self-Titled Debut Album Art & Release Date

Fetty Wap names his debut after himself, and gives us a close-up head shot for the cover. September 25th.

ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Are Going On Tour

Vince Staples and Danny Brown will join them on select dates-- that's a pretty dope line-up.

Rita Ora Debuts New Song "Religion" With Wiz Khalifa, Fuels Dating Rumors

What do you think about this possible hip-hop couple?

Slaughterhouse Announces East Coast Tour

The tour kicks off in New York City on September 21. Be sure to check out this super group in a town near you!

Tinashe Collaborates With Boi-1da, Travi$ Scott, Hit-Boy & More For New Album

Tinashe's quickly becoming the next big pop star. The girl has been touring the world with Nicki Minaj, as part of the opening acts on "The Pinkprint" tour, and soon she'll be joining Katy Perry for Perry's South American tour. She’s also got a bunch of new music with some of our favorite producers and rappers, and she's an eyeing a November release. 

French Montana "Mac And Cheese: The Album" Release Date Revealed

Who’s stoked to hear some new music from French?

The Game Reveals "The Documentary 2" Cover & Release Date 

September 25th...We can't wait.

The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Sales Projections

BBTM is projected to move 250,000 copies opening week.

Kanye West To Perform "808s & Heartbreak" In Its Entirety In LA

Also on September 25th, Kanye will perform his fourth album in its entirety at the Hollywood Bowl.

Straight Outta Compton Makes Big Bucks

The film, which recently hit theatres, quickly became the highest-grossing music biopic yet-- upping Johnny Cash's "Walk The Line."

Isaiah Rashad Turned In A New Project To TDE

'Tis the season.

Rick Ross Announces "Black Dollar"

Dropping this Thurday, September 3rd.

Jeezy Announces Sixth Studio LP For November

Friday, November 13th to be exact. Plus, a new single dropped, "God."

The MTV VMAsHappened

Shit went down, as per usual. Good, bad and ugly.

Upcoming Music Releases:

Scarface - Deeply Rooted - Sept 4

Travis Scott - Rodeo - Sept 4

K Camp - Only Way Is Up - Sept 4

Dâm-Funk - Invite The Light - Sept 4

Sir Michael Rocks - Populair - Sept 11

Mac Miller - GO:OD A.M. - Sept 18

Sheek Louch - Silverback Gorilla 2 - Sept 18

Glasses Malone - GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But... - Sept 18

Young Dro - Da Reality Show - Sept 18

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon - Sept 18

Young ThugHy!£UN35 - Sept 24

R. Kelly - Buffet - Sept 25

Joe Budden - All Love Lost - Sept 25

Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap - Sept 25

Casey Veggies - Live and Grow - Sept 25

Disclosure - Caracal - Sept 25

Game - The Documentary 2 - Sept 25

Rap Industry Recap: August 2015

Your monthly recap of what went down in the hip-hop industry.


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.

This week we had a slight spill-over of the Drake/Meek Mill beef as the month of August began, but that didn't last long. As the month wore on, we were inundated with album announcements, a few label signings, and more.

Andre 3000 Joins Cast Of ABC’s “American Crime” Series 

There’s no new music on the horizon for Andre 3000, but he will be taking his talents to the small screen. The Outkast member will co-star on season 2 of the ABC's crime drama series. 

Snoop Dogg's Money Seized After Attempting To Travel With $400k In Cash

Snoop Dogg hasn't had the best luck with the law recently, and that continued on his recent travels. The rapper was briefly brought into police custody in Sweden before having trouble at Italian customs 

Travi$ Scott's Lollapalooza Shenanigans

Travi$ Scott is known for the performance shenanigans, but things got really out of hand at Lollapalooza early last month. He was arrested for inciting a riot. 

Lloyd Banks' "Cold Corner 3" To Be Commercial Release

Assuming he gets enough pre-orders.

Chris Brown Reportedly Plans To Fight Baby Mama For Custody Of Their Daughter 

We just hope whatever happens is best for the kid 

Two People Killed Outside Of J Cole’s Concert In New Jersey Monday Night

Tragedy strikes on the “First Hill Drive” tour. A man was arrested for the shooting.

Two People Killed In Shooting At OVO Fest Afterparty

An otherwise very successful OVO Fest ended terribly. Drake released a statement on the matter. 

CyHi The Prynce Released From Def Jam Contract

He also dissed Kanye, but actually didn't really diss him, he was just trolling us. He's still with G.O.O.D.

The Game Accused Of Sexual Assault, Sued For $10 Million

A contestant on The Game's new reality show is leveling some serious accusations against the rapper.

Busta Rhymes Arrested Following Gym Fight In NYC

The 43-year old rapper was arrested at the Steel Gym in Chelsea, NYC. Stay cool, Busta! 

Mac Miller Announces New Album Title & Release Date

He’s also going on tour in support of GO:OD AM!

Dr. Dre To Donate "Compton" Soundtrack Royalties For New Performing Arts Center

Dr. Dre owned the month. 

Young Thug Is Heading Out On His First Headlining Tour

Here’s your chance to see what Thugger can do in concert.

Big Boi's Joint Album With Phantogram Is Done 

Fans of Big Boi and Phantogram can look forward to a full-length project, release date TBA.

Sean Price Passed Away At 43 

New York hip hop lost a valuable member this month, as Sean Price, the MC from Brownsville, Brooklyn, passed away at age 43. RIP.

Tyler, The Creator Cancels Australian Leg Of "Cherry Bomb" Tour

He’s apparently banned from Australia and the UK

B.o.B Drops A Surprise Album

You can check out Psycadelik Thoughtz here.

Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Goes Platinum 

Congrats to Drizzy on another successful album!

Rita Ora Responds To A$AP Rocky's Diss On "A.L.L.A."

She kept it classy.

Boogie Signs With Interscope Records

Congrats to the Compton MC!

Migos' Yung Rich Nation Debuts At #3

They moved 15k in sales, 

Post Malone Signs With Republic Records 

Congrats to Post Malone! Hopefully this means more new music in the near future.

Young Money Sued Over $120K In Unpaid Lil Wayne Sports Tickets

Young Money getting sued is nothing new, though.

Master P Announces Self-Directed Biopic Slated For 2016 Release

Will it live up to the hype that Straight Outta Compton has created for feature-length hip hop flicks? 

Producer Sues Birdman For Stiffing Him $200,000

Like we said, nothing new.

A$AP Rocky Is Being Sued By Fan Who Was Injured At A$AP Ferg Show

The Mob may have to stop stage-diving. 

T.I. Owes A Lot In Back Taxes

The IRS is coming after the Rubber Band Man for $4.5 million he reportedly owes.

Wiz Khalifa Arrested For Using Hoverboard In Airport

"All because I didn't want to ditch the technogy [sic] everyone will be using in the next 6 months," he said of the incident on Twitter. "Do what you want kids."

Tyga Dropped A New Mixtape

Fuk what they talkin' bout...

Jay Electronica Disses Drake & J. Cole During Live Show

In a month that was chalk-full of elementary beef, Jay Electronica calls out a couple of hip hop’s brightest stars for no good reason at all. 

Jay Rock's "90059" Release Date Will Be Determined By The Number Of Pre-Orders

This is going to drop in September, we hope.

Travi$ Scott Shares Standard & Deluxe Artwork For "Rodeo" 

Bizarre artwork, but what did you expect? You can also purchase the figure on the cover. 

Dr. Dre Offers Apology To The "Women I've Hurt"

Dre made the news when he manned up and apologized for acting like a buffoon in the past.

Azealia Banks Says Black Media Publications Have Damaged Her Brand 

Azealia Banks is always blaming someone for something… 

Big K.R.I.T. Announces The "Kritically Acclaimed" Tour 

K.R.I.T. will be heading out on the road this Fall for a 38-city tour, dubbed the "Kritically Acclaimed Tour.”

Drake & Serena Williams Get Back Together?

A little bit of gossip never hurt anyone. Drizzy and Serena were seen canoodling.

Nas & Zach De La Rocha Hit The Studio With Run The Jewels 

The Rage Against The Machine front man and the Queens MC joined El-P and Killer Mike in the studio. 

Fetty Wap Shares Self-Titled Debut Album Art & Release Date

Fetty Wap names his debut after himself, and gives us a close-up head shot for the cover. September 25th.

ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Are Going On Tour

Vince Staples and Danny Brown will join them on select dates-- that's a pretty dope line-up.

Rita Ora Debuts New Song "Religion" With Wiz Khalifa, Fuels Dating Rumors

What do you think about this possible hip-hop couple?

Slaughterhouse Announces East Coast Tour

The tour kicks off in New York City on September 21. Be sure to check out this super group in a town near you!

Tinashe Collaborates With Boi-1da, Travi$ Scott, Hit-Boy & More For New Album

Tinashe's quickly becoming the next big pop star. The girl has been touring the world with Nicki Minaj, as part of the opening acts on "The Pinkprint" tour, and soon she'll be joining Katy Perry for Perry's South American tour. She’s also got a bunch of new music with some of our favorite producers and rappers, and she's an eyeing a November release. 

French Montana "Mac And Cheese: The Album" Release Date Revealed

Who’s stoked to hear some new music from French?

The Game Reveals "The Documentary 2" Cover & Release Date 

September 25th...We can't wait.

The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Sales Projections

BBTM is projected to move 250,000 copies opening week.

Kanye West To Perform "808s & Heartbreak" In Its Entirety In LA

Also on September 25th, Kanye will perform his fourth album in its entirety at the Hollywood Bowl.

Straight Outta Compton Makes Big Bucks

The film, which recently hit theatres, quickly became the highest-grossing music biopic yet-- upping Johnny Cash's "Walk The Line."

Isaiah Rashad Turned In A New Project To TDE

'Tis the season.

Rick Ross Announces "Black Dollar"

Dropping this Thurday, September 3rd.

Jeezy Announces Sixth Studio LP For November

Friday, November 13th to be exact. Plus, a new single dropped, "God."

The MTV VMAsHappened

Shit went down, as per usual. Good, bad and ugly.

Upcoming Music Releases:

Scarface - Deeply Rooted - Sept 4

Travis Scott - Rodeo - Sept 4

K Camp - Only Way Is Up - Sept 4

Dâm-Funk - Invite The Light - Sept 4

Sir Michael Rocks - Populair - Sept 11

Mac Miller - GO:OD A.M. - Sept 18

Sheek Louch - Silverback Gorilla 2 - Sept 18

Glasses Malone - GlassHouse 2: Life Ain't Nuthin But... - Sept 18

Young Dro - Da Reality Show - Sept 18

Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon - Sept 18

Young ThugHy!£UN35 - Sept 24

R. Kelly - Buffet - Sept 25

Joe Budden - All Love Lost - Sept 25

Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap - Sept 25

Casey Veggies - Live and Grow - Sept 25

Disclosure - Caracal - Sept 25

Game - The Documentary 2 - Sept 25

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