"I fucking hate my label," Waka Flocka tweeted last October. Two weeks later, he posted the Atlantic Records' phone line and asked fans to call the number and demand his release from his contract.
Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang is a staple in the rap game, and they've added a few choice names to their roster over the past few years, although we haven't heard of a new addition lately-- perhaps with this new deal with Atlantic Records under their belt, though,
Waka Flocka has had a weird couple of years. He's been promising both Flockavelli 2 and a full length EDM project (tentatively titled Flockavelli Psychotics) for some time, but as of yet there's no sign of them.
Waka Flocka has made it abundantly clear that Atlantic Records is holding on to his latest album, Flockaveli 2, and that he wants to rid himself of all business with the label even if that means buying out of his contract.
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.
Curren$y dropped off a really big single with his fellow New Orleans natives the other week, "Bottom of the Bottle." With Alsina providing a smooth, catchy hook, not to mention a Lil Wayne feature, Spitta is bound to get some radio play for this one.
Waka Flocka has been keeping his name afloat in our daily news feed, thanks to his announcement as a 2016 presidential candidate as well as news about his upcoming album Flockaveli 2 and how he doesn't "deserve" a Kanye West feature.
It's been a crazy week for Action Bronson. Bringing the focus back to his music, Bronson took to Twitter this morning to speak on leaked tracklists for his upcoming album, Mr. Wonderful
ANY TRACKLIST FOR MR. WONDERFUL THAT IS OUT THERE IS FAKE.
Lupe Fiasco has had plenty of issues with Atlantic, especially when it comes to putting music out without compromises. Things started getting shaky with LASERS, an album Lupe has since expressed was "the label's record" and not his own.
There have been many rumors as to where Young Thug is going to sign, some instigated by the rapper himself. However, apparently Young Thug has no one to sign to, as of yet, as he's still reportedly signed to Atlantic and 1017 Brick Squad.
DJ Drama is making moves in the industry. The DJ, most famous for his Gangsta Grillz mixtape series that spawned projects from the likes of Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, has just been appointed to A&R at Atlantic Records.
Gucci Mane and his former Bricksquad affiliate Waka Flocka have been beefing for awhile now. Things heated up again on Twitter between the two over the weekend, and it extended over until yesterday when Gucci went at just about everybody on Twitter.
Kevin Gates is on the rise. The Baton Rouge rapper has taken Boosie's place as the biggest rapper in the region, and has steadily been building hype around both his rugged lyricism and keen ear for melody.
One of the biggest names
in hip hop, T.I. enjoyed a return to form with his latest LP Trouble Man: Heavy
Is The Head. The album has enjoyed
critical and commercial success, and also coincides with Tip’s contract with