The Best Tupac Shakur Tributes
It was nineteen years ago today that Tupac Shakur's life was taken too soon. The rap world would never be the same, and the community really felt the loss. Dozens of rappers have recorded verses and entire songs to commemorate the fallen MC. You heard some of these tributes on the Rose That Grew from Concrete compilations, where different MCs took unused Tupac lyrics to create songs. You may have also heard cuts like Nas' "God Bless The Dead" where he tips his hat to both Pac and B.I.G.
Stream T.I.'s New EP "Da' Nic"
As we reported earlier, T.I. decided to surprise his fans tonight (@midnight) by releasing a brand new EP out of the blue called Da' Nic.
T.I. To Drop New EP "Da Nic" Tonight At Midnight
Over the past couple weeks, Tip has been hinting on social media that he’s got something big for us coming on #911, aka tomorrow, and now we know what that is.
T.I. Accused Of Owing Late Rapper Doe B $100K
Two lesser-known rappers are calling out T.I., claiming the Grand Hustle boss owes big money to the estate of late rapper Doe B, who signed to Grand Hustle in 2012 and was killed in December 2013 at age 22. A rapper named Shaka posted an Instagram picture showing two tweets from rapper Perry Boi of the Choppaz, Bricks & Money crew, of which Doe B was also affiliated. The first tweet read, "FUCK #HUSTLEGANG," and the next (since deleted) tweet alleged that T.I. owed Doe B $100,000.
#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
Police Sketch Bears Strange Resemblance To T.I., According To Twitter
Yesterday, Fox 5 Atlanta reported on an attempted abduction in Atlanta, sharing a police sketch of the man in question. The picture drew a fair amount of attention on Twitter, unfortunately not to bring awareness to a dangerous threat in the neighborhood, but instead the drawing's strange resemblance to rapper T.I.
T.I. Owes $4.5 Million In Back Taxes
T.I. has been neglecting to pay his taxes, and Uncle Sam has taken notice. According to the Daily Mail, the IRS filed a pair of liens against the King of the South totaling $4.5 million.
8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead. With a recent number one album, a good record deal and (most importantly) a ton of talent, Meek doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon, but people claiming that "diss songs can't ruin careers" in the wake of "Back To Back" are somewhat off the mark.
T.I. Has Changed The Title Of His Upcoming Album
A few months back, T.I. revealed the title of his upcoming LP to be Trap's Open, an album he described as the "unapologetically gangsta" sequel to Paperwork, and the second installment in a planned trilogy. While interviewing for his upcoming role in Ant Man, Tip quietly revealed a change in the title of the album, which will now be called The Dime Trap.
Everything We Know About Travi$ 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.