Your monthly recap of what went down in the hip hop industry.
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.
He said, "Mansion full of bitches, 'bout to rape one." Does his apology make it better?
It’s official. Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are tying the knot.
Fabolous’ longtime girlfriend, Emily B, recently gave birth to their son. It’s worth mentioning that Fab’s other son was recently on the cover of The Young OG Project.
Apparently Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown will be featured on the project.
Hopefully we can hear this SOON.
Travi$ Scott is working on his debut studio album, Rodeo, after announcing it this past January. The rapper initially teased a March release date, and recently released some details on it.
First he dropped "Glory” on the app, now he’s apparently a co-owner of the company. Will this make TIDAL better?
Just as Apple is anticipated to launch their new music streaming service, they've had to recall the Beats Pill XL speaker due to a fire safety concern.
Meek Mill has been seen on a bike in Rick Ross' "I'ma Boss" video, and more recently, Nicki Minaj's "The Night Is Still Young.” He’s taking his passion to the next level by releasing a game for iPhone and Android.
Like Fab, Ludacris is also the father to a newborn.
The off-duty LAPD officer that Game punched in the face is suing him for 12 mill, apparently.
He thought he was going to die.
While Meek Mill, Big Sean, and Fabolous performed within the walls of Metlife stadium, chaos ensued outside. Apparently concert-goers were not allowed inside during a period of time, and it all ended terribly.
Will Bey influence her fans to adapt a cruelty-free diet?
Detroit’s Cass Technical High School just got a whole lot cooler when Big Sean gave them their very own recording studio.
Sprite has always had a connection to rap music. As an advertiser, they were one of the first brands to promote their product with the assistance of rappers, and to specifically target an urban audience in so doing.
One of the things that make Bonnaroo special is the spontaneous jamming. Earth Wind & Fire inviting Chance and Kendrick on stage is another great example of that magic.
Janet Jackson is planning a Fall release for the new album, and she'll follow that with a world tour.
The follow up to Neon Icon has been announced, and it might have some very special features.
Miguel's anticipated third studio album, WILDHEART, is out, and you can catch him on tour now.
Pimp your ride, don’t drive it while intoxicated.
We were unsure if Casey Veggies would be going the surprise album route with his forthcoming debut album, Live And Grow, but he's squashed those thoughts with the announcement of a August 7th release date.
Rapper Curren$y and other longtime Wiz Khalifa producer Sledgren will link up for a project soon.
Eminem is about to take on the executive producer role for a new television series based on the movie Narc.
He’d like to see more meaning in the music.
Chief Keef's Instagram may be 95% pictures of him playing paintball, but he took the time recently to post the cover art of long-awaited Bang 3 and announced that he will release it on July 3rd.
Kimye will deliver the follow up to North early next year.
You’ll be able to listen to it soon
The III Points Festival in Miami will see Ghostface and MF DOOM team up as DOOMStarks to perform unheard material.
Diddy has been arrested for allegedly instigating a physical altercation with an assistant football coach at UCLA.
Recently we've seen a few rappers, some political-minded and some not, speak out in the wake of the tragic Charleston shooting. Nas joins the ranks.
While D’Angelo and Nas are trying to do good, Rick Ross is facing some incredibly violent charges.
Read what he has to say at the link above.
C-Breezy fans can look forward to more music in a few months.
Chance The Rapper continues to take on ventures outside of the rap sphere. Next up is a roll in the movie Slice.
Slaughterhouse, The Weeknd, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, and Eminem himself will appear on the soundtrack.
Apparently his girlfriend was trying to smuggle it into jail for him.
Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Lil B, Tinashe, Questlove, and more comment on the trending topic.
Method Man is coming out from hiding to release a new album, The Meth Lab, which will be his first solo effort since 4:21...The Day After. It’s due out August 21.
Upcoming Music Releases:
Gucci Mane - Trapology - 10:17 PM today
Lil Wayne - Free Weezy Album - July 4
Young Thug & London On Da Track - Slime Season - July 4
Statik Selektah - Lucky 7 - July 7
Kutt Calhoun - Kuttin Loose - July 10
Lee Bannon - Pattern Of Excel - July 10
Tyrese - Black Rose - July 10
Ghostface Killah - Twelve Reasons To Die II - July 10
The-Dream - Crown Jewel - July 10
Pitbull - Dale - July 17
Joell Ortiz & !llmind - Human - July 17
¡MAYDAY! - Future Vintage - July 21
Madchild - Silver Tongue Devil - July 24
Hopsin - Pound Syndrome - July 24
Jill Scott - Woman - July 24
L'Orange & Kool Keith - Time? Astonishing! - July 24
Migos - YRN Tha Album - July 31
Gunplay - Living Legend - July 31