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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.

Rich Homie Quan Raps About Raping Women On Another Leaked Song 

He said, "Mansion full of bitches, 'bout to rape one." Does his apology make it better?

Iggy Azalea & Nick Young Are Engaged 

It’s official. Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are tying the knot.

Fabolous' Girlfriend Emily B Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Fabolous’ longtime girlfriend, Emily B, recently gave birth to their son. It’s worth mentioning that Fab’s other son was recently on the cover of The Young OG Project

50 Cent Says "Street King Immortal" Is Dropping In September

Apparently Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown will be featured on the project.

Snoop Dogg Reveals He's Sitting On A Nate Dogg Record

Hopefully we can hear this SOON.

Travi$ Scott Enlists Kanye West, Metro Boomin & More For Production On "Rodeo"

Travi$ Scott is working on his debut studio album, Rodeo, after announcing it this past January. The rapper initially teased a March release date, and recently released some details on it.

Lil Wayne Is Now A Co-Owner Of TIDAL

First he dropped "Glory” on the app, now he’s apparently a co-owner of the company. Will this make TIDAL better?

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers For Fire Hazard

Just as Apple is anticipated to launch their new music streaming service, they've had to recall the Beats Pill XL speaker due to a fire safety concern.

Meek Mill To Release "Bike Life" Game For iPhone & Android

Meek Mill has been seen on a bike in Rick Ross' "I'ma Boss" video, and more recently, Nicki Minaj's "The Night Is Still Young.” He’s taking his passion to the next level by releasing a game for iPhone and Android.

Ludacris & Eudoxie Welcome First Child Together

Like Fab, Ludacris is also the father to a newborn.

The Game Charged With Felony For Basketball Fight

The off-duty LAPD officer that Game punched in the face is suing him for 12 mill, apparently. 

Rae Sremmurd's Slim Jimmy Injures Leg At Governor's Ball 

He thought he was going to die.

Police Break Up Riots At HOT 97 Summer Jam

While Meek Mill, Big Sean, and Fabolous performed within the walls of Metlife stadium, chaos ensued outside. Apparently concert-goers were not allowed inside during a period of time, and it all ended terribly.

Beyonce Goes Vegan

Will Bey influence her fans to adapt a cruelty-free diet? 

Big Sean Opens A Recording Studio At His Old High School

Detroit’s Cass Technical High School just got a whole lot cooler when Big Sean gave them their very own recording studio. 

Sprite Is Putting Lyrics From Nas, Biggie, Drake & Rakim On Their Cans 

Sprite has always had a connection to rap music. As an advertiser, they were one of the first brands to promote their product with the assistance of rappers, and to specifically target an urban audience in so doing.

Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Perform Together With Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo 

One of the things that make Bonnaroo special is the spontaneous jamming. Earth Wind & Fire inviting Chance and Kendrick on stage is another great example of that magic. 

Janet Jackson Announces "Unbreakable World Tour"

Janet Jackson is planning a Fall release for the new album, and she'll follow that with a world tour.

Riff Raff Announces Sophomore Album "Peach Panther"; Says Drake & Lil Wayne Might Be On It

The follow up to Neon Icon has been announced, and it might have some very special features.

Miguel Announces North American Tour

Miguel's anticipated third studio album, WILDHEART, is out, and you can catch him on tour now. 

Xzibit Pleads Guilty To DUI

Pimp your ride, don’t drive it while intoxicated.

Casey Veggies Announces Debut Album Release Date

We were unsure if Casey Veggies would be going the surprise album route with his forthcoming debut album, Live And Grow, but he's squashed those thoughts with the announcement of a August 7th release date.

Curren$y & Sledgren Announce "Revolver" 

Rapper Curren$y and other longtime Wiz Khalifa producer Sledgren will link up for a project soon. 

Eminem Reportedly Set To Executive Produce New TV Series “Narc”

Eminem is about to take on the executive producer role for a new television series based on the movie Narc.

D'Angelo Blasts Hip-Hop Artists For Not Addressing Social Issues In Their Music

He’d like to see more meaning in the music.

Chief Keef Announces "Bang 3" Release Date

Chief Keef's Instagram may be 95% pictures of him playing paintball, but he took the time recently to post the cover art of long-awaited Bang 3 and announced that he will release it on July 3rd. 

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Are Having A Baby Boy 

Kimye will deliver the follow up to North early next year.

Young Thug & London On Da Track Announce "Slime Season" Mixtape

You’ll be able to listen to it soon

Ghostface Killah & DOOM Set To Premiere New Music During Live Performance

The III Points Festival in Miami will see Ghostface and MF DOOM team up as DOOMStarks to perform unheard material.

Diddy Arrested After Alleged Fight With UCLA Football Coach

Diddy has been arrested for allegedly instigating a physical altercation with an assistant football coach at UCLA.

Nas Pens Open Letter About Race & War In America

Recently we've seen a few rappers, some political-minded and some not, speak out in the wake of the tragic Charleston shooting. Nas joins the ranks.

Rick Ross Arrested After Allegedly Pistol-Whipping Groundskeeper

While D’Angelo and Nas are trying to do good, Rick Ross is facing some incredibly violent charges.

YG Announces Sophomore LP Title, Speaks On Shooting 

Read what he has to say at the link above. 

Chris Brown Reportedly Planning To Drop New Album This Fall

C-Breezy fans can look forward to more music in a few months. 

Chance The Rapper To Star In Upcoming Film "Slice"

Chance The Rapper continues to take on ventures outside of the rap sphere. Next up is a roll in the movie Slice.

Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack

Slaughterhouse, The Weeknd, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, and Eminem himself will appear on the soundtrack. 

Bobby Shmurda Arrested For Receiving "Sharpened Metal Instrument"

Apparently his girlfriend was trying to smuggle it into jail for him.

Hip-Hop Reacts To Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Gay Marriage

Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Lil B, Tinashe, Questlove, and more comment on the trending topic.

Method Man Reveals "The Meth Lab" Tracklist

Method Man is coming out from hiding to release a new album, The Meth Lab, which will be his first solo effort since 4:21...The Day After. It’s due out August 21. 

Upcoming Music Releases:

Gucci Mane - Trapology - 10:17 PM today

Lil Wayne - Free Weezy Album - July 4

Young Thug & London On Da Track - Slime Season - July 4

Statik Selektah - Lucky 7 - July 7

Kutt Calhoun - Kuttin Loose - July 10

Lee Bannon - Pattern Of Excel - July 10

Tyrese - Black Rose - July 10

Ghostface Killah - Twelve Reasons To Die II - July 10

The-Dream - Crown Jewel - July 10

Pitbull - Dale - July 17

Joell Ortiz & !llmind - Human - July 17

¡MAYDAY! - Future Vintage - July 21

Madchild - Silver Tongue Devil - July 24

Hopsin - Pound Syndrome - July 24

Jill Scott - Woman - July 24

L'Orange & Kool Keith - Time? Astonishing! - July 24

MigosYRN Tha Album - July 31

Gunplay - Living Legend - July 31 

Rap Industry Recap: June 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.

Rich Homie Quan Raps About Raping Women On Another Leaked Song 

He said, "Mansion full of bitches, 'bout to rape one." Does his apology make it better?

Iggy Azalea & Nick Young Are Engaged 

It’s official. Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are tying the knot.

Fabolous' Girlfriend Emily B Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Fabolous’ longtime girlfriend, Emily B, recently gave birth to their son. It’s worth mentioning that Fab’s other son was recently on the cover of The Young OG Project

50 Cent Says "Street King Immortal" Is Dropping In September

Apparently Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown will be featured on the project.

Snoop Dogg Reveals He's Sitting On A Nate Dogg Record

Hopefully we can hear this SOON.

Travi$ Scott Enlists Kanye West, Metro Boomin & More For Production On "Rodeo"

Travi$ Scott is working on his debut studio album, Rodeo, after announcing it this past January. The rapper initially teased a March release date, and recently released some details on it.

Lil Wayne Is Now A Co-Owner Of TIDAL

First he dropped "Glory” on the app, now he’s apparently a co-owner of the company. Will this make TIDAL better?

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers For Fire Hazard

Just as Apple is anticipated to launch their new music streaming service, they've had to recall the Beats Pill XL speaker due to a fire safety concern.

Meek Mill To Release "Bike Life" Game For iPhone & Android

Meek Mill has been seen on a bike in Rick Ross' "I'ma Boss" video, and more recently, Nicki Minaj's "The Night Is Still Young.” He’s taking his passion to the next level by releasing a game for iPhone and Android.

Ludacris & Eudoxie Welcome First Child Together

Like Fab, Ludacris is also the father to a newborn.

The Game Charged With Felony For Basketball Fight

The off-duty LAPD officer that Game punched in the face is suing him for 12 mill, apparently. 

Rae Sremmurd's Slim Jimmy Injures Leg At Governor's Ball 

He thought he was going to die.

Police Break Up Riots At HOT 97 Summer Jam

While Meek Mill, Big Sean, and Fabolous performed within the walls of Metlife stadium, chaos ensued outside. Apparently concert-goers were not allowed inside during a period of time, and it all ended terribly.

Beyonce Goes Vegan

Will Bey influence her fans to adapt a cruelty-free diet? 

Big Sean Opens A Recording Studio At His Old High School

Detroit’s Cass Technical High School just got a whole lot cooler when Big Sean gave them their very own recording studio. 

Sprite Is Putting Lyrics From Nas, Biggie, Drake & Rakim On Their Cans 

Sprite has always had a connection to rap music. As an advertiser, they were one of the first brands to promote their product with the assistance of rappers, and to specifically target an urban audience in so doing.

Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Perform Together With Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo 

One of the things that make Bonnaroo special is the spontaneous jamming. Earth Wind & Fire inviting Chance and Kendrick on stage is another great example of that magic. 

Janet Jackson Announces "Unbreakable World Tour"

Janet Jackson is planning a Fall release for the new album, and she'll follow that with a world tour.

Riff Raff Announces Sophomore Album "Peach Panther"; Says Drake & Lil Wayne Might Be On It

The follow up to Neon Icon has been announced, and it might have some very special features.

Miguel Announces North American Tour

Miguel's anticipated third studio album, WILDHEART, is out, and you can catch him on tour now. 

Xzibit Pleads Guilty To DUI

Pimp your ride, don’t drive it while intoxicated.

Casey Veggies Announces Debut Album Release Date

We were unsure if Casey Veggies would be going the surprise album route with his forthcoming debut album, Live And Grow, but he's squashed those thoughts with the announcement of a August 7th release date.

Curren$y & Sledgren Announce "Revolver" 

Rapper Curren$y and other longtime Wiz Khalifa producer Sledgren will link up for a project soon. 

Eminem Reportedly Set To Executive Produce New TV Series “Narc”

Eminem is about to take on the executive producer role for a new television series based on the movie Narc.

D'Angelo Blasts Hip-Hop Artists For Not Addressing Social Issues In Their Music

He’d like to see more meaning in the music.

Chief Keef Announces "Bang 3" Release Date

Chief Keef's Instagram may be 95% pictures of him playing paintball, but he took the time recently to post the cover art of long-awaited Bang 3 and announced that he will release it on July 3rd. 

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Are Having A Baby Boy 

Kimye will deliver the follow up to North early next year.

Young Thug & London On Da Track Announce "Slime Season" Mixtape

You’ll be able to listen to it soon

Ghostface Killah & DOOM Set To Premiere New Music During Live Performance

The III Points Festival in Miami will see Ghostface and MF DOOM team up as DOOMStarks to perform unheard material.

Diddy Arrested After Alleged Fight With UCLA Football Coach

Diddy has been arrested for allegedly instigating a physical altercation with an assistant football coach at UCLA.

Nas Pens Open Letter About Race & War In America

Recently we've seen a few rappers, some political-minded and some not, speak out in the wake of the tragic Charleston shooting. Nas joins the ranks.

Rick Ross Arrested After Allegedly Pistol-Whipping Groundskeeper

While D’Angelo and Nas are trying to do good, Rick Ross is facing some incredibly violent charges.

YG Announces Sophomore LP Title, Speaks On Shooting 

Read what he has to say at the link above. 

Chris Brown Reportedly Planning To Drop New Album This Fall

C-Breezy fans can look forward to more music in a few months. 

Chance The Rapper To Star In Upcoming Film "Slice"

Chance The Rapper continues to take on ventures outside of the rap sphere. Next up is a roll in the movie Slice.

Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack

Slaughterhouse, The Weeknd, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, and Eminem himself will appear on the soundtrack. 

Bobby Shmurda Arrested For Receiving "Sharpened Metal Instrument"

Apparently his girlfriend was trying to smuggle it into jail for him.

Hip-Hop Reacts To Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Gay Marriage

Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Lil B, Tinashe, Questlove, and more comment on the trending topic.

Method Man Reveals "The Meth Lab" Tracklist

Method Man is coming out from hiding to release a new album, The Meth Lab, which will be his first solo effort since 4:21...The Day After. It’s due out August 21. 

Upcoming Music Releases:

Gucci Mane - Trapology - 10:17 PM today

Lil Wayne - Free Weezy Album - July 4

Young Thug & London On Da Track - Slime Season - July 4

Statik Selektah - Lucky 7 - July 7

Kutt Calhoun - Kuttin Loose - July 10

Lee Bannon - Pattern Of Excel - July 10

Tyrese - Black Rose - July 10

Ghostface Killah - Twelve Reasons To Die II - July 10

The-Dream - Crown Jewel - July 10

Pitbull - Dale - July 17

Joell Ortiz & !llmind - Human - July 17

¡MAYDAY! - Future Vintage - July 21

Madchild - Silver Tongue Devil - July 24

Hopsin - Pound Syndrome - July 24

Jill Scott - Woman - July 24

L'Orange & Kool Keith - Time? Astonishing! - July 24

MigosYRN Tha Album - July 31

Gunplay - Living Legend - July 31 

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