Someone once remarked that Chicago and Atlanta had replaced New York City and Los Angeles as the capitals of modern rap music. As blasphemous as that claim might seem, it’s 100% true in 2014. Atlanta has been a dominant force in hip-hop for over a decade now, but since 2010, it has experienced a lot of change.
Fergie's first and (to date) only solo album, The Duchess, just celebrated its eighth anniversary yesterday, and right on the heels of that comes news of a follow-up. Rap-Up reports that the female quarter of the Black Eyed Peas is "working on a new album," and Mike WiLL Made It is involved.
Despite the fact that he's been behind bars for the entire year, Gucci Mane has made 2014 his most prolific year in a while, planning (and on track) to release 16 mixtapes before the year's over. His latest, The Return Of Mr. Perfect, is now available to download on HNHH.
Yeeesshh. So when Big Sean said last night that there was new music coming, we did not realize he meant four new bangers. Lo and behold, he's updated his Soundcloud with four new bangers (well, to be precise, two are bangers, two are more mellow).
The duo Rae Sremmurd, consisting of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, found instant fame with their incessantly catchy banger "No Flex Zone", a Mike WiLL Made It joint that proceeded to be remixed and freestyled dozens of times.
Just moments after announcing his new UR tour, Usher is back with a hot new single in promotion of his new UR album. Produced by Mike WiLL Made It, "Believe Me" finds Usher back on the radio-ready R&B sound that made him a pop icon in the early 2000s.
Mike WiLL Made It recently announced a new mixtape was on the way, Ransom, to precede his studio full-length album. The tape has no set release date yet, but we've got the first single from it today, which features frequent collaborator Young Thug on "Take A Picture."
Over the past few years, five piece Atlanta collective Two-9 have made a name for themselves as independent artists, and now it looks as though all the hard work has paid off. Today the group officially announced their signing to Mike WiLL Made It's new Interscope imprint, Eardruma Records.
Two of the biggest names in Atlanta's trap scene are about to team for a big single. Very soon, Young Thug and Mike WiLL Made It will unveil their collaborative track "Take A Picture," and today they've unveiled the artwork. Check it out in the gallery above.
We've been following Cartie for a minute now, and today he hands over the premiere of his latest mixtape leak, "L.A.P.D." Banging production comes from Mike WiLL Made It, who looks to that old school West Coast sound for inspiration, including hydraulics sound bites and heavy synthesizers.