Posted by , Nov 1, 2014 at 01:49pm
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.

New Wu-Tang Clan Album Will Release in a Portable Speaker

No stranger to wild ideas or controversy, Wu-Tang Clan announced earlier this month that their new album, A Better Tomorrow, will be released in a portable speaker.

NFL Bans Beats Headphones From Appearing On Camera

Every athletes favorite pair of headphones is now against the NFL's rules. As the "No Fun League" announced earlier this month, athletes will be fined if they are caught wearing the iconic headphones due to a partnership with Bose.

Jimmy Iovine is actually stoked on this though. “I can’t believe I’m this lucky,” he said, laughing. “What happened there, you have a tech company that’s culturally inept." #ShotsFired

Chief Keef Announces "GLO Gang Weed Shop" Opening; Is No Longer on Interscope

Opening a "weed shop" isn't exactly a shocker when you have the word "Keef" in your name. Maybe he just wants to keep his boys stacked with the best trees in town. One thing's for sure though, Interscope isn't going to shop there.

The BET Awards Went Down

You can check out our coverage here. You can view a full list of winners, including Drake, Rhianna, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and more, right here.

Lil Boosie Is "Boosie Badazz" Now?

According to a rep from his label and the cover of his new mixtape, Boosie's dropped the "Lil" in favor of something more menacing.

Chance the Rapper Announces New Project 'Surf'

After releasing "No Better Blues," Chance announced a full-length project Surf to be released before 2015 hits.

Mac Miller Signs Mega-Deal With Warner Bros

Mac Miller's Remember Music imprint made some big waves in the blogosphere earlier this month when he reportedly inked a $10 million deal with Warner Bros

"Warner is the most independent thinking company I met with... It is a partnership and now I can focus on building my label Remember through music and let them handle everything I don't like doing. Nothing will change in how I do things," he said, making a good point, "They have Prince."

Juvenile Signs With Cash Money (Again); Jay Sean Departs Cash Money

Birdman's label reunites with its '90s star and says goodbye to the "Down" singer.

DeJ Loaf Signs With Columbia

Get ready to hear "Try Me" all over the radio for months... Loaf's going major!

Tink Signs With Timbaland's Mosley Music Group Imprint

Sheesh, who knew cuffing season applied to labels too? This news comes after Timbo previewed a song featuring her and Andre 3000.

King Los Signs With RCA; Announces Debut Album Executive Produced By Diddy

And... one last signing. The debut album's out in 2015.

Kendrick Lamar's "i" Named Theme Song For Upcoming NBA Season

Kendrick's "i" is a super-positive, funky, upbeat hip-hop tune that is nearly the polar opposite of everything else popular in the culture right now. We couldn't be happier that it will be the theme song for the upcoming 2014-2015 NBA season. Where the NFL slacks, the NBA picks it up.

PartyNextDoor Performs With Drake At His First NYC Show At SOBs">PartyNextDoor Performs With Drake At His First NYC Show

During New York's CMJ conference, PartyNextDoor brought Drake out to perform. Now that's a good way to make headlines.

Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' And Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' Get Pushed Back To December

But that's no surprise...

Upcoming November Releases

Theophilus LondonVIBES (November 4, 2014)

Raekwon - Fly International Luxurious Art (November 4, 2014)

Teyana Taylor - VII (November 4, 2014)

Bobby Creekwater - I Am From A Place (November 4, 2014)

D. Prince - Black Sinatra (November 4, 2014)

Migos - Rich Nigga Timeline (November 5, 2014)

Bobby Shmurda Shmurda She Wrote (EP) (November 10, 2014)

A-Villa - Carry On Tradition (November 11, 2014)

Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica (November 11, 2014)

Ne-Yo – Non Fiction (November 11, 2014)

Yo Gotti – The Art Of Hustle (November 11, 2014)

The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat) - People of Today (November 11, 2014)

Hail Mary Mallon - Bestiary (November 18, 2014)

SD – Truly Blessed (November 18, 2014)

Tyga – The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty (November 18, 2014)

Baby Bash - Ronnie Rey All Day (November 18, 2014)

Smoke DZA and R.F.C. - The Outsiders (November 24, 2014)

Eminem & Various Artists - SHADYXV (November 24, 2014)

Von Pea & The Other Guys - To:You (November 25, 2014)

Prodigy & Boogz Boogetz - Young Rollin Stonerz (November 25, 2014)

Sam Scarfo & Ski Beatz - 5 Million Stories 1 & 2 (Double Disc) (November 28, 2014)

Gucci Mane – Trap House V (November 28, 2014)

Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire (November 28, 2014)

Rap Industry Recap: October

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.

New Wu-Tang Clan Album Will Release in a Portable Speaker

No stranger to wild ideas or controversy, Wu-Tang Clan announced earlier this month that their new album, A Better Tomorrow, will be released in a portable speaker.

NFL Bans Beats Headphones From Appearing On Camera

Every athletes favorite pair of headphones is now against the NFL's rules. As the "No Fun League" announced earlier this month, athletes will be fined if they are caught wearing the iconic headphones due to a partnership with Bose.

Jimmy Iovine is actually stoked on this though. “I can’t believe I’m this lucky,” he said, laughing. “What happened there, you have a tech company that’s culturally inept." #ShotsFired

Chief Keef Announces "GLO Gang Weed Shop" Opening; Is No Longer on Interscope

Opening a "weed shop" isn't exactly a shocker when you have the word "Keef" in your name. Maybe he just wants to keep his boys stacked with the best trees in town. One thing's for sure though, Interscope isn't going to shop there.

The BET Awards Went Down

You can check out our coverage here. You can view a full list of winners, including Drake, Rhianna, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and more, right here.

Lil Boosie Is "Boosie Badazz" Now?

According to a rep from his label and the cover of his new mixtape, Boosie's dropped the "Lil" in favor of something more menacing.

Chance the Rapper Announces New Project 'Surf'

After releasing "No Better Blues," Chance announced a full-length project Surf to be released before 2015 hits.

Mac Miller Signs Mega-Deal With Warner Bros

Mac Miller's Remember Music imprint made some big waves in the blogosphere earlier this month when he reportedly inked a $10 million deal with Warner Bros

"Warner is the most independent thinking company I met with... It is a partnership and now I can focus on building my label Remember through music and let them handle everything I don't like doing. Nothing will change in how I do things," he said, making a good point, "They have Prince."

Juvenile Signs With Cash Money (Again); Jay Sean Departs Cash Money

Birdman's label reunites with its '90s star and says goodbye to the "Down" singer.

DeJ Loaf Signs With Columbia

Get ready to hear "Try Me" all over the radio for months... Loaf's going major!

Tink Signs With Timbaland's Mosley Music Group Imprint

Sheesh, who knew cuffing season applied to labels too? This news comes after Timbo previewed a song featuring her and Andre 3000.

King Los Signs With RCA; Announces Debut Album Executive Produced By Diddy

And... one last signing. The debut album's out in 2015.

Kendrick Lamar's "i" Named Theme Song For Upcoming NBA Season

Kendrick's "i" is a super-positive, funky, upbeat hip-hop tune that is nearly the polar opposite of everything else popular in the culture right now. We couldn't be happier that it will be the theme song for the upcoming 2014-2015 NBA season. Where the NFL slacks, the NBA picks it up.

PartyNextDoor Performs With Drake At His First NYC Show At SOBs">PartyNextDoor Performs With Drake At His First NYC Show

During New York's CMJ conference, PartyNextDoor brought Drake out to perform. Now that's a good way to make headlines.

Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' And Nicki Minaj's 'The Pinkprint' Get Pushed Back To December

But that's no surprise...

Upcoming November Releases

Theophilus LondonVIBES (November 4, 2014)

Raekwon - Fly International Luxurious Art (November 4, 2014)

Teyana Taylor - VII (November 4, 2014)

Bobby Creekwater - I Am From A Place (November 4, 2014)

D. Prince - Black Sinatra (November 4, 2014)

Migos - Rich Nigga Timeline (November 5, 2014)

Bobby Shmurda Shmurda She Wrote (EP) (November 10, 2014)

A-Villa - Carry On Tradition (November 11, 2014)

Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica (November 11, 2014)

Ne-Yo – Non Fiction (November 11, 2014)

Yo Gotti – The Art Of Hustle (November 11, 2014)

The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat) - People of Today (November 11, 2014)

Hail Mary Mallon - Bestiary (November 18, 2014)

SD – Truly Blessed (November 18, 2014)

Tyga – The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty (November 18, 2014)

Baby Bash - Ronnie Rey All Day (November 18, 2014)

Smoke DZA and R.F.C. - The Outsiders (November 24, 2014)

Eminem & Various Artists - SHADYXV (November 24, 2014)

Von Pea & The Other Guys - To:You (November 25, 2014)

Prodigy & Boogz Boogetz - Young Rollin Stonerz (November 25, 2014)

Sam Scarfo & Ski Beatz - 5 Million Stories 1 & 2 (Double Disc) (November 28, 2014)

Gucci Mane – Trap House V (November 28, 2014)

Rick Ross – Hood Billionaire (November 28, 2014)

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