5 Features We Want On J. Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only"
With his level of productivity this year, J. Cole could've been nearing retirement for all we knew. As we should've suspected, though, he's been busy prepping his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only. Out of nowhere, the album appeared on iTunes today, with a planned release date of Dec. 9. Just like that, much of the hip-hop world is now in a state of pandemonium -- realizing that one of the world's best is about to drop the follow-up to 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which most consider to be his best work.
Rapsody Signs With Roc Nation
Rapsody has all eyes on her when she appeared on Kendrick Lamar's "Complexion (A Zulu Love)," from his acclaimed album, To Pimp A Butterfly. Since that scene-stealing appearance, it seemed like only a matter of time before a major label scooped her up, and it seems Jay Z's Roc Nation have won the rapper over.
Hip Hop Reacts To The Philando Castile Killing
Less than 24 hours after police officers shot and killed 37-year-old black man Alton Sterling on Baton Rouge, LA, a Minnesota cop fatally shot 32-year-old Phlando Castile, also a black man, at at traffic stop on Wednesday night.
These Hip Hop Artists Are "On The Way To Legend" According To Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli can usually be found debating, arguing, or flat out beefing with his Twitter followers. On Tuesday, he responded to a tweet that suggested that there are no one today matches the artistry of golden era greats like Rakim and A Tribe Called Quest. “I disagree,” Kweli wrote. “RTJ, Joey Badass, Kendrick, Cole, Rapsody, Anderson Paak Chance, all great on the way to legend.”
Kendrick Lamar & His Team Explain The Making Of "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Kendrick Lamar is up for a whopping Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. The Compton rapper sat down with the Grammys along with Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Rapsody, Sounwave, and other architects of To Pimp a Butterfly to given an oral history of how the album came together. Here are few highlights from the interview:
Stream Murs & 9th Wonder's Surprise Project "Brighter Daze"
The Murs-9th Wonder connection has proven to be one of the sturdier creative partnerships in hip hop, dating back to their classic 2004 album Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition, which still slaps. The partnership has now even endured a 2012 collab called The Final Adventure -- before the ball dropped on New Years Eve, they shared their sixth full collaboration, a new project called Brighter Daze.
Anderson .Paak Announces "Malibu" Cover Art, Features, & Release Date
Last year, Anderson .Paak released the album Venice, his first album after relinquishing his Breezy Lovejoy. With his forthcoming album Malibu, he is moving his way up the California coastline. Well, guess what, Malibu just got a release date -- it will hit stores on January 15th.
Talib Kweli Announces Album With 9th Wonder
Over year and a half ago, Talib Kweli, mentioned that he was working on an album with acclaimed producer 9th Wonder. It now appears the album is done or close to completion.