Big Sean dropped some heat. Meek Mill dropped some heat. Kanye West? Eh. He was lukewarm, but at least he's still dropping new material. Still, it wasn't too bad of a week for hip-hop, which helps since the we're probably going to be shaking our fists at whatever goes down at the Grammys. That's not until Feb. 8.
The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game.
Mariah Carey did not have the best 2014. Despite releasing a solid late career record, the iconic singer experienced a record low in album sales, with Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse still sitting at just over 100,000 sold.
Earlier this week, Klay Thompson caught fire, scoring a record 37 points on 13-13 shooting… in one quarter. Thompson canned an NBA-record nine threes in that epic third quarter shooting spree and was rewarded last night by being named to the Western Conference All-Star team.
Lauryn Hill still seems to have no plans for dropping a new album, but she has recently returned to performing live, which is a pretty good consolation. Her latest shows have just been announced as part of her "Small Axe Acoustic Performance Series," and the six dates will all take place in February 2015.
Jay Z is about to throw his hat in to the music streaming service ring. The music mogul will likely compete with services like Beats Music, Google Play and Spotify after making a bid on the Scandinavian company Aspiro, which owns the streaming service WiMP.
A$AP Rocky's new album roll out is already off to a very strong start, thanks to the singles "Multiply" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodeye II." After enlisting Juicy J for some shit-talking on "Multiply" Rocky is going to be taking their relationship, and Juicy J's involvement in his upcoming album, even further.
It has not been a good year for Suge Knight. In the past twelve months, he's been shot and been arrested on robbery charges, and now he could very well be facing a count of vehicular manslaughter. TMZ reports that Knight ran over a man with his car in L.A. today, possibly killing him.
The 2015 NBA All-Star starters were officially announced last week, with Stephen Curry taking home the most votes of any player. Tonight, the NBA on TNT crew announced the reserves that will be joining the starters in New York City next month.
Earlier today, GQ unveiled a new interview with Chance The Rapper (in which he reveals that Andre 3000, J Cole and Frank Ocean are on his debut album), and now, the precocious Chicagoan pops up in the pages of another prominent magazine: The Fader.
Last fall, Veteran R&B group Jagged Edge began mounting a comeback, sharing a few new tracks while gearing up for an album. Now, they've hit a roadblock, as one of the members, Kyle Norman, has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault.