8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead. With a recent number one album, a good record deal and (most importantly) a ton of talent, Meek doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon, but people claiming that "diss songs can't ruin careers" in the wake of "Back To Back" are somewhat off the mark.
T.I. Has Changed The Title Of His Upcoming Album
A few months back, T.I. revealed the title of his upcoming LP to be Trap's Open, an album he described as the "unapologetically gangsta" sequel to Paperwork, and the second installment in a planned trilogy. While interviewing for his upcoming role in Ant Man, Tip quietly revealed a change in the title of the album, which will now be called The Dime Trap.
Everything We Know About Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo"
Travi$ Scott's last mixtape, one of the most talked about of last year, as well as his nationwide tour with Young Thug, which, too, has created quite a stir, were both preludes to Rodeo, the long-awaited debut album.
Skeme Announces New Album "Ingleworld 2," Shares Tracklist
We've got exciting news for all of you Skeme fans out there today: the L.A. rapper's announced his new album, Ingleworld 2, and shared the star-studded tracklist. Check out the front and back artwork in the gallery above, and take a peek at the tracklist below.
Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj Aren't Actually Engaged
Ever since Nicki Minaj posted a picture of a huge, heart-shaped rock for the whole world to see, rumors of an engagement to Meek Mill have been passed around with little in the way of actual confirmation from either camps. Today, we get a straight-up answer from Meek in his new Fader cover story: they're not actually engaged.
50 Cent Is Dropping "Get Low" Feat. Jeremih, 2 Chainz & T.I. Tomorrow
Last week, 50 Cent gave his fans something to look forward to, announcing that the first Street King Immortal single would be dropping on June 2nd. Now it looks like they won't have to wait nearly as long. In a new Instagram post (below), Fif says the new track will be premiered tomorrow on Power 105.1's Breakfast Club.
Stream Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
After drumming up hype by dropping the Eminem collab, "Speedom (Wwc2)," a few weeks ago, Tech N9ne officially releases his new album today. Stream the 24-track Special Effects below, and buy it here.
Boosie Badazz Shares "Touch Down 2 Cause Hell" Tracklist
We've been waiting on Boosie Badazz's Touch Down 2 Cause Hell since last fall, and on May 26th, it looks like we'll finally be receiving it. After sharing updated cover art in November, the Baton Rouge MC has now given us the tracklist. Check it out below.
Stream Young Thug's "Barter 6" Album
Whether you've been following Young Thug for a few years or a few months, the anticipation for a proper debut album from the Atlanta hitmaker has been strong. The tension between Thugger and Lil Wayne over the project's title (first Carter Six, but changed to Barter 6 following legal threats) has only strengthened the hype, and now it's finally right here before us.
Young Thug's "Barter 6" Is On iTunes
Another album released a day early? After Tyler, The Creator and others dropped their projects a day before the originally-announced date, Young Thug has followed suit with Barter 6. The album's just shown up on iTunes, although it might only be available to purchase in New Zealand for the time being. Check out the tracklist below, and head over here to cop the album (or at least attempt to cop it).
T.I. Speaks On Young Thug & Lil Wayne Beef, Confirms His Appearance On "Barter Six"
With the controversy surrounding Young Thug's Barter Six heating up every day, most Southern rappers have been wise to stay removed from any alleged beef between Thug and Lil Wayne. A guy who's shown Thug past, and current, support is ATL legend T.I., who recently put out "Bankrolls On Deck" with Thug and the rest of Bankroll Mafia.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
T.I. Reveals Title Of New Album
It looks like things have taken a different course since Tip last talked about his trilogy albums. While it was originally reported back in October that the follow up to Tip’s Paperwork: Motion Picture would be titled “The Return”, that apparently isn’t the case anymore according to this new interview with the Grand Hustle CEO.
Gaye Family Seeks "Correction" To Include T.I. On "Blurred Lines" Decision; T.I. Responds
Marvin Gaye's family won $7.4 million from the "Blurred Lines" decision handed down on March 10th, but they aren't done yet. They recently filed a motion to "correct" the jury's verdict by adding Universal Music, Interscope Records, and Star Entertainment, and T.I.
Pharrell Speaks On "Blurred Lines" Ruling
Last week, a Los Angeles jury deemed Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke guilty of copyright infringement for their 2013 single "Blurred Lines". The lawsuit was brought forth by the family of Marvin Gaye, whose 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" was said to be plagiarized by "Blurred Lines". Pharrell and Thicke were ordered to pay a total of $7.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate.
T.I. Announces "ATL" Sequel
Rappers' feature film debuts are rarely as successful as T.I.'s in ATL. The 2006 film, directed by prolific music video director Christopher Robinson, earned pretty good reviews, and a cult-like appreciation upon release. It paired the stylish camerawork of hip hop videos with a fair bit of heart, and in using the stories of Dallas Austin and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins as source material, it made for an authentic coming-of-age story.
Gunshots Break Up T.I. & Jeezy Party In Charlotte
A party in which T.I., Jeezy, and Yo Gotti were scheduled to perform at in Charlotte wrapped up early when the sound of two gunshots created a panic among the club's packed crowd. Reports have been mixed over whether or not any of the rappers were actually on stage when the shots rang out, but the artists were reportedly rushed out of the venue following the incident.
Top Tracks of the Week: February 17- February 24
Here it is, our weekly rundown of the best of our Top 20. Please keep in mind this list was culled from the top of our charts, so more popular artists are more likely to be represented. For a look at under-the-radar tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This week was taken over by Big Sean and the City of Atlanta. The top of our chart's features a number of tracks from the Detroit native and the spots he didn't take were filled with the old and new guard of Atlanta.
Troy Ave Says He Has A 7-Figure Deal In The Works
Troy Ave is doing pretty well for himself as an independent artist, and while he's looking to maintain that level of creative control, he's looking for some type of major label backing as well. Speaking with HOT 97, Troy revealed that he's in the process of working out a joint-venture deal, which while he did not elaborate, we can assume would be earning a major label imprint for his indie label, BSB Records.
T.I. Thinks Iggy Azalea Will Win Best Rap Album At The Grammys
T.I. is one of the lucky rappers to have a couple of Grammys to his name, but he's still not convinced the awards are going to the right people. In an interview with HipHopDX, the Atlanta rapper spoke of the issues with the current Grammy system, as well as giving a prediction of who'll take the Rap Album of The Year Award.