Famous Dex is a name often associated with the virally adored new wave artists of the South, like Atlanta's Lil Yachty -- with whom he shares a hairstyle (and color) -- or Trill Sammy and Ugly God from Houston.
Some artists pay homage to their idols with covers albums, Young Thug does it with No, My Name Is Jeffery, an album that actually features two of the heroes he names, but not on the tracks named after them.
Fingers crossed that Jeffery will drop on August 26, as Lyor Cohen has hinted, but at this point, we won't hold our breath. In the meantime, Thug has assuaged his fans with the release of "Elton," a collaboration with the great Wyclef Jean.
Follow the Leader is a new show on CNBC that profiles a different "superstar entrepreneur" each episode. The show's second episode ever aired last night and spotlighted 300 Ent executive Lyor Cohen and his star artist, Young Thug.
Fetty Wap's prosperous year continues. His breakout self-titled album was released by 300 Entertainment, Atlantic Records, as well as Fetty's own label, RGF Productions, and it sold just under 130,000 in album units, debuting at No. 1 on the charts.
Lil Durk is turning 23 tomorrow, on October 19, and as a birthday gift to himself, as well as a treat to his fans, he's dropping a new mixtape: 300 Days, 300 Nights. Durk shared the news tonight on Instagram and posted the project's cover art.
Just yesterday, Houston's Kirko Bangz linked up with Fetty Wap, the most recent signee at Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment label, and now he's announced that he's also been brought into the fold at the label.
Right now, Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" sits at #3 on the charts, behind Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." We're gonna go ahead and call it the number #1 hip-hop song in the country.
Last week (April 13), we saw two big-time releases that both dropped in surprising fashion. Tyler, the Creator released Cherry Bomb, his fourth studio album, after announcing its release only a week prior.
Migos' concert in Albany, NY last night ended violently, with reports of six people being stabbed. This evening, Migos tweeted out some more positive news--confirming that their debut album is complete.
The other week we learned of Young Thug's connection to the newly-launched 300 label. Kevin Liles, one of the label's executives, revealed that they have some sort of deal with Thugga although the exact details remain unclear.