10 Rapper-Hosted Reality Shows We'd Like To See
Over the 20 or so years they've coexisted, rappers and reality TV have had a pretty great relationship. "Flavor of Love" is still one of the most popular reality programs of all-time, more people know Xzibit for "Pimp My Ride" than his appearances on Dr. Dre's 2001 (and even less for his solo music), and even short-lived flops like Three 6 Mafia's "Adventures In Hollyhood" still attracted cult followings.
Snoop Dogg & Pharrell's 10 Best Collabs
On May 12th, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell will link up to release their first joint album, BUSH. Although they haven't previously worked on an entire album together, this is far from their first rodeo as a team, as they have a joint hitmaking streak that extends back to The Neptunes' early 2000s heyday.
The Game To Star In New Dating Show "She's Got Game"
The secret to a good dating show is finding a celebrity with a lot of charisma, who's name can easily be manipulated into an amazing pun. This formula, plus some incredible on-screen talent, is what made Flavour Of Love such a sensation, and The Game's new series should follow suit.
The Game Allegedly Involved In Another Assault
Last month, during a pick-up basketball game, The Game sucker-punched an opposing player who happened to be an off-duty cop. TMZ has now shared the video, which you can see below and decide for yourself if it warrants a lawsuit. It does look painful, and, indeed, the cop has filed a lawsuit against the Compton rapper, claiming the unexpected blow has resulted in brain damage.
Cop Punched By The Game Files Lawsuit, Says He May Have Brain Damage
Last month, The Game reportedly punched a man during a pick-up basketball game, and that man happened to be an off-duty cop. While we hadn't heard any updates on the story for a minute, we had the feeling that a lawsuit could be on its way, and today that prediction has been confirmed.
Drake Lost A $6,000 Bet To The Game Over The NCAA Tournament
When you have a lot of disposable income, why wouldn't you make bets with your similarly rich friends. Rappers seem to be constantly challenging one another, and depending on the rapper, it can be for some insane sums of money.Drake and The Game, while both very successful artists in their own right, decided to keep things "humble" with their bet on the recent Wisconsin/Kentucky game in the NCAA tournament.
Rap Industry Recap: March
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
The Game Allegedly Punches Man During Pro-Am Basketball Game
About a week ago, The Game Instagrammed a picture of his newest tattoo: Mike Tyson's face, inked on the back of one of his hands. Writing that he could now blame Iron Mike for whooping "40 glock ass" if he's ever brought to court for that earlier dispute, The Game might now have to try that defense in another case.
The Game & DeJ Loaf Shoot "Ambitionz Of A Rida" Video
With all the success that Game’s new single, “Ambitionz Of A Rida” is having lately, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to see that its now receiving the visual treatment.
Forgot About Dre: Tracking Dr. Dre's Last Five Years
"How nigga? My last album was The Chronic." Sure, it took Dre almost seven years to follow up his classic debut with another album, but along the way, he became one of the industry's biggest moguls. He discovered Slim Shady and built an empire around him with Aftermath (and Shady) Records.
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.