Game Announces New Release Date For "The Documentary 2"
Game has been getting us hyped for his upcoming album, The Documentary 2, with big collabs with DeJ Loaf and Meek Mill. Though we've long missed the initial January 18 released date, Game tells Revolt TV that the album will be out this summer, still in time for the 10th anniversary of The Documentary. The album will be out on June 30, which also happens to be his son's birthday.
Top Tracks of The Week: March 3 - March 9
Here it is, the once-a-week look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about. Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more popular artists. We still think these tracks are worthy of your attention, but if you need a look at artists you may have missed, take a look at Underrated Audio. With no outright superstars to talk about this week, our top tracks consisted of quite a few up-and-comers (and several familiar faces we haven't heard from in a while).
The Game & Jim Jones To Release Joint Album?
The East Coast and West Coast will apparently be coming together in the near future for a joint album. The Game may not be on good terms with his former G-Unit brethren, but he's obviously got no issues with the Dipset crew. The Game and Jim Jones announced over the weekend that they are prepping a joint album.
Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Guest At Game's "The Documentary" 10th Anniversary Concert
Game's debut album, The Documentary just celebrated its tenth anniversary this weekend, and on top of making hip hop heads world-wide feel old, the Compton rapper decided to toast the occasion with a special concert.
Game To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of "The Documentary" With Special Concert
Game dropped his debut album, The Documentary on January 18th, 2005, and if you were old enough to buy the album then, you'll probably feel pretty old when you realize it's celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2 weeks. The Compton rapper is well aware of the anniversary date himself, announcing plans to perform a concert on The Doc's 10th birthday.
Game, Tyga & DJ Mustard Take Part In "Millions March Los Angeles"
Following the growing number of incidents in which police have killed unarmed black men in the U.S. this year, protesters have gathered nationwide to fight for change. The "Millions March" in New York a couple of weeks back collected a massive turnout, and now other cities are following suit. While we saw Nas and Russell Simmons among the protesters in New York, L.A.'s march today also drew in some rap icons. Game, DJ Mustard, and Tyga joined the thousands who gathered to stand in unison for Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and the many others who's deaths have gone without consequence.
Game Responds To The Death Of Two Police Officers In Brooklyn, Criticizes "I Can Breathe" Shirts
Just when you thought the racial tension in New York could not get any worse, two NYPD officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn yesterday. The shooter, who allegedly killed his ex girlfriend before targeting the officers, is reported to have been seeking possible "revenge" for Eric Garner and Mike Brown, two black men killed at the hands of police earlier this year.
T.I., The Game, Tech N9ne, And More Sign On As Celebrity Judges For "One Shot"
Earlier this Fall, rapper KXNG CROOKED (aka Crooked I) announced on Sway In the Morning that he'd be delivering a hip-hop competition series in 2015. Titled "One Shot," the show will follow Crooked as he travels to eight cities across the United States on the hunt for up-and-coming talent. The winner of the competition will take home a grand prize of $100,000 and a record deal with SMH Records.
The Hip Hop Community Responds To No Indictment For Darren Wilson
The streets of Ferguson are in an uproar tonight after a grand jury determined that Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot unarmed teenager Mike Brown to death in August, would not be facing criminal charges for his actions. Wilson, who is white, became a national figure after he shot the black 18-year-old multiple times on a residential street.
10 Underrated Songs From Classic Albums
What qualifies an underrated song? What defines a classic album? Who makes the rules? These are all important questions as we approach our good-natured discussion.
Charts Don’t Lie: October 26
Right now we're anxiously awaiting the first week numbers for both Logic and T.I. with their respective albums Under Pressure and Paperwork. Earlier in the week we found out just how close this race will be-- the two are literally neck-in-neck, with both rappers receiving projections of between 65,000 to 70,000 copies. It'll definitely be interesting to see who tops who.
First Week Sales For The Game's "Year Of The Wolf"
Looks like The Game and Blood Money's Year of The Wolf album fared slightly better in the commercial arena than was originally predicted. Last week, it was projected to sell between 27,000-30,000 copies, and it's slightly exceeded that, moving "close to" 33,000 units to date.
The Game Sued For Skipping Out On Kentucky Derby Concert
Pride is a bitch, or so claims a new suit directed against The Game. A promoter for the Kentucky Derby Festival, which is apparently a concert that occurs on the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby, says the L.A. rapper skipped out on his set at the show after he learned he'd been bumped down from the headliner spot. The promoter is suing Game for $75,000.
A History Of 50 Cent Beefs
50 Cent has been through so much beef, you could probably dedicate a book to the fights he has picked. Throughout his career, he has never been shy to give his honest opinion about fellow rappers. He has mastered the art of the diss song and pretty much wears the crown for being the king at feuding. His moves to out battle his rivals have been smart, conniving and sometimes just plain deep.
Review: The Game's "Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf"
Game doesn't quite get the respect he deserves. Sometimes things like his habitual name dropping and controversy divert attention from the fact that he has been one of the most consistent rappers over the last decade. Since the release of his debut, The Documentary, he's delivered a series critically acclaimed albums, out-rapped many of his counterparts and at one point, was one of the only rappers popping on West coast.
First Week Sales Projections For The Game's "Year Of The Wolf"
The Game's new album, Year of the Wolf, was supposed to be a compilation with his Blood Money crew members, Dubb and Skeme. While those two still appear on the record a few times, the driving force of the album is The Game and a stack full of features-- not his artists though.
Stream The Game's "Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf" Compilation Album
October is turning out to be one hell of a month for hip-hop. Following the release of both T.I.'s Paperwork LP and the latest drop from Mila J, Game's Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf has made its way onto Spotify for purchase-free listening.
Hands Up: Street Anthems 4 Justice
Hip-Hop emerged out of a collective struggle against oppression, poverty, and pain. Recently, rappers have been teaming up in order to promote an end to police brutality, even raising money for victims like Mike Brown, and spreading digital campaigns to promote awareness of the issue. This isn't the first time we've seen rappers speak up against violence in their music, so we've gathered several examples from recent times as well as the past in this list.
The Game Mourns Simone Battle After G.R.L. Singer's Apparent Suicide
For those unfamiliar, Simone Battle was a member of the five-member group G.R.L. (a spin-off of The Pussycat Dolls) and an early contestant on the popular television series "The X Factor." Yesterday, she was found dead in West Hollywood at the age of 25-years-old.
The Game's "Year Of The Wolf" Tracklist Revealed [Update: Artwork Revealed]
Game decided to pushback his upcoming compilation/crew album Year Of The Wolf, announcing last week that the new release date is October 14th. Now that the release date has been locked down, the West Coast rapper follows it up with a complete tracklist to create even more excitement for the collaborative album.