Top Tracks: September 19 - September 25
Last week's biggest news story continued to be The Game and Meek Mill's beef, which has now spiraled out to include accusations of ratting, an alleged brawl with Beanie Sigel, and
Rick Ross, Cam'ron, 21 Savage To Headline A3C 2016
A3C Festival and Conference has just announced the lineup for its 12th year. Headlining acts include Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Bone Thugs N' Harmony, YFN Lucci, Bun B, Cam'ron, Young Dolph, Royce 5’9”, Redman, Too Short, Mystikal, Zaytoven, Bun B. 1000+ artists and 75+ shows. God damn! But wait, there's more: the festival will host "dozens of panels, workshops, meetups, mentor sessions, podcasts, interviews and screenings" with everyone from Master P to distinguished hip hop photographer Jonathan Mannion.
Pete Rock Shades Lil Yachty & Calls Out Mumble Rappers, Yachty Responds
Pete Rock has been dabbling in some hip-hop beef as of late. The OG rapper spurred some light controversy with a younger rapper, when he called out Young Dolph for some recent lyrics glorying cocaine usage. This all went down on Instagram, and it's become a breeding ground once again for another controversy between Pete Rock and a young'n. This time it's with Lil Yachty.
Pete Rock Disses Young Dolph; Dolph Responds
Generational beef is common in rap. The latest episode involves legendary producer Pete Rock and Young Dolph. Pete Rock, who is 15 years older than Dolph, took offense to a video of Dolph hosting a Rich Crack Baby "trap house" listening party. In particular, he took offense to the song "In My System," in which Dolph glorifies cocaine use. “I got cocaine runnin’ through my motherfuckin’ system," he raps.
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It's been a pretty wild week, kickstarted with the surprise drop of Frank Ocean's Blonde. The boy really came through. But it didn't end there. Last night, another boundary-pushing artist released his own highly anticipated project, as Young Thug attempted an artistic rebirth of sorts with No, My Name Is Jeffery, which arrived with the most memorable album cover of the year.
Stream Young Dolph's "Rich Crack Baby"
As expected, Young Dolph’s new project, Rich Crack Baby, was just made available for purchase on iTunes at the stroke of midnight.
Drake, Future, 2 Chainz & More Guest At Gucci Mane's Homecoming Show In Atlanta
Gucci Mane released Everybody Looking, his first project since being released from prison, yesterday, and to bring in the occasion, he performed a homecoming show in Atlanta. Billed as Gucci & Friends, Guwop delivered on the promise of guests, as regular collaborators like Young Dolph, Peewee Longway, and the elusive OJ Da Juiceman took the stage, as well as some of the biggest names in rap, including 2 Chainz, Fetty Wap, and to close things out, Drake and Future.
Young Dolph Announces Nationwide "Royalty" Tour
With his debut album, February's King of Memphis, Young Dolph has asserted himself as one of the most reliable forces in the trap game. He seems to always have a hit that's ubiquitous throughout the Southern streets. Recently, a panel of the top DJs in Atlanta recently named the 7 hottest tracks in their city, and Dolph appeared on 2 of them.
Stream Berner's Album "Hempire"
Bay Area resident, Taylor Gang repper/rapper, and #CookiesKing Berner finally comes through today with his anticipated album Hempire. The album's singles have been top-notch, and we expect nothing less than greatness from the entire thing. Hempire is 18 tracks long with an impressive list of features: Snoop Dogg, B-Real, Wiz Khalifa, Mistah FAB, Cozmo, Smiggz, K. Camp. Lil' Kim, Quez, Atmosphere, Young Dolph, Project Pat, Maejor, Strap, and Freeze.
Young Dolph Goes Off On Yo Gotti; Calls Him A “Bitch Ass N*gga” On Instagram
Well it looks like there’s another chapter in the on-going beef between Memphis rappers Yo Gotti & Young Dolph. On Wednesday, Dolph decided to jump on Instagram and blast Yo Gotti, or “Ho Gotti” as he called him, for trying to get charges pressed against him.
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Memphis isn't necessarily a hot-bed for hip hop, but it's had its moments. Three 6 Mafia came from Memphis, as did 8 Ball & MJG. Alternative rapper Cities Aviv and gangster rapper Yo Gotti come from the southwestern Tennessee city as well.
Blac Youngsta Shows Up In Young Dolph's Neighborhood Heavily-Armed
Earlier this week, Blac Youngsta and his crewmates pulled up in the Castalia neighborhood of South Memphis toting heavy artillery. They were looking for Castalia native Young Dolph, though it seems they weren't able to track him down. It seems the threatening invasion was motivated by a beef that's brewing between Dolph and Yo Gotti, Blac Youngsta's boss at CMG.
Listen To Young Dolph's Debut Album, "King Of Memphis"
Young Dolph has been grinding for years, but more recently he's found himself with a considerable regional following and a few breakout hits. After consistently dropping mixtapes, it seems like the right time for Dolph to come through with his first album, which he's releasing independently. King Of Memphis has the rapper teaming with mostly Atlanta producers, with Mike WiLL Made It, TM88, Zaytoven, Nard & B, and Drumma Boy contributing.
Fetty Wap, Joey Bada$$ & G-Eazy Among Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Princes"
Forbes, #1 producer of lists of wealthy people, is back with another category of the wealthy. This one is called “Hip Hop Cash Princes,” specifically ranks the rising under 30 stars who have already managed to start a solid bankroll for themselves. Without further ado, the Hip Hop Cash Princes Of 2016: 1) Boi-1da 2) Dej Loaf 3) Fetty Wap 4) G-Eazy
Young Dolph Apparently Court-Ordered To Supervise Delinquent Youth
Young Dolph's judge must have watched Kendrick Lamar's new "Hard Work" video encouraging community mentorship. Instead of getting ordered to pay a fine or serve probation, Dolph was ordered to supervise a delinquent teen. Or so Dolph claims, in a pair of Instagram photos depicting him smoking a Backwoods with the troubled youth and imparting sage words of wisdom upon him. "[I] went to court and da judge ordered for me to take this little kid in my custody for 24hrs," wrote Dolph. "His mom said he been skippin school and stealing n shit."
Lil Durk Shares "300 Days, 300 Nights" Tracklist With Meek Mill, Dej Loaf & More
Lil Durk's 300 Days, 300 Nights mixtape was originally set to drop in October, but now that the official tracklist has arrived, it's sure to be worth the extra wait.
Top Tracks: October 26 - November 1
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Listen To Young Dolph's "Shittin On The Industry" Mixtape
What a year for Young Dolph, who has just come through with his third mixtape of 2015, Shittin on the Industry. The new 12-track project follows 16 Zips, released in July, as well as February's High Class Street Music 5.
O.T. Genasis To Release "Rhythm & Bricks" Tomorrow; Artwork & Tracklist
O.T. Genasis is about to release his debut solo mixtape via Busta Rhymes' Conglomerate Records. After releasing his breakout hit, "CoCo," last October, O.T. has stayed afloat with a few hot singles but hasn't yet given fans a full project. Luckily, Genasis has announced that his new mixtape, Rhythm & Bricks, will arrive tomorrow, September 22.
Young Dolph Arrested For Marijuana Possession
Young Dolph aka Adolph Thornton was arrested in Memphis Tuesday afternoon for marijuana possession and vehicle registration charges. According to a report from Fox affiliate WHBQ-Memphis, Dolph was pulled over at 2:45 PM for not having the right tags on his 2015 Rolls Royce. The officer detected a heavy marijuana odor upon approaching the Royce and soon learned that the 30-year-old rapper had a warrant out from Birmingham, Alabama.