Tuesday, January 31, 2012
XXL that he has finally cashed in on his buzz by inking a new record deal with Def Jam after an amicable split with Ludacris' DTP. Congrats!
Monday, January 30, 2012
So people want to know: will you respond to Common?Do you agree or disagree with Drake saying "it's a ploy for attention around the release of an album?"
No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a “hip hop moment” or a “battle for the sake of musical integrity”…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.
via Nah Right
Saigon flew by Shade 45's radio show with "Sway In The Morning" with @DeviDev and @RealSway to discuss his brand new mix-tape "Warning Shots 3" and he even performed a few songs off the cut. Can't front, I'm really feeling that "Women Are The New Dogs" track. More of the interview after the jump
Sunday, January 29, 2012
On Sunday (January 29) MTV News spoke with veteran Bronx rapper Peter Gunz, who confirmed that his son Cory Gunz was in custody, after being arrested with a loaded firearm. The 24-year-old rapper was handcuffed around 2p.m. on Saturday in his hometown, Bronx, New York where he is now being held.
"It was definitely an illegal search," Peter revealed.Gunz was unable to disclose full details on the incident just yet, but he explained the events leading up to his son's arrest. "I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I'm hearing from him is that they got a phone call at the station saying they should 'look out,' " Gunz said. "According to [the officer], they didn't know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around".
Friday, January 27, 2012
Pop star artist Ke$ha linked up with Wiz Khalifa, Andre 3000, T.I., & Lil Wayne on the video "Sleazy Remix 2.0." Which rapper got the best verse in this song?
New video from late rapper Slim Dunkin', "R.I.P.," featuring Waka Flocka, Alley Boy, & Trouble.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
A$AP Rocky speaks on the life about growing up in Harlem & the movement of his music along with A$AP Mob.
Maino drops his new mixtape with DJ Green Lantern & DJ Infamous entitled "I Am Who I Am." Guest Appearances on the mixtape from T.I., Meek Mill, Wale, DJ Khaled, Push! Montana, Lloyd Banks, Ace Hood, Jim Jones, & more. Link & Tracklisting after the jump.
"Wayne's got an album he’s about to drop real soon. Its called I am not a Human Being 2. It's gonna be before the summer for sure. We haven’t picked the date yet. Whenever he’s ready to drop his album, we’re gonna make it do what it do. He’s definitely got an album done and ready to go. Wayne works a lot. There’s no telling [if Rebirth 2 will happen]. But I know for sure we’ve got I Am Not A Human Being 2 ready to go. That’s the next project." - BirdmanBirdman told Complex that Lil Wayne's next album will be "I Am Not A Human Being 2." He also stated in the interview he & Wayne working "Like Father, Like Son 2" album this year. Click the link to check the whole interview .
It looks like Maybach Music is looking to expand very soon & its starting with the West Coast. As we seen Nipsey Hussle retweeted about MMG expanding, he looks like a good fit to start with for MMG West. Which West Coast Rapper do you or you think will end up with MMG?
Bow Wow gets his Young Money clique Cory Gunz & Jae Millz on the track, "Do It To The Fullest."
John Legend linked up with Ludacris on his new single, "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," off from the movie soundtrack "Think Like A Man," which its comes out January 31st.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
On March 9, 2012 will mark the 15-year anniversary on the late great Brooklyn MC The Notorious BIG. XXL is paying tribute to the late rapper with a special issue to his legacy.
Similar to the honorary issue dedicated to Tupac Shakur and the 15th anniversary of his passing, released by XXL in September of 2011, the XXL team spoke to some of those closest to Big for an in-depth look into his life and death. From his kids T’Yanna and Christopher “CJ” Wallace and their mamas, Jan Jackson and Faith Evans, to his closest friends like members of Junior M.A.F.I.A. and others, many got their chance to share stories and more to pay homage to the beloved MC. Most even disclosed rare, never-before-published photos of Biggie from their personal collections, which are featured in this month’s issue. Since Big was one of the most swagger-jacked rappers of all time, there’s a list of the 100 best Biggie bites, a look a what The Notorious One might have looked like at 40-plus, and much more.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
The usually thugged out Maino drops his Antwan Smith-directed video for one of his more laid back cuts. Be on the lookout for Maino's new mixtape, titled "I Am Who I Am", coming January 26 and his Sophomore LP "The Day After Tomorrow" coming shortly after on February 28th.
Meek Mill speaks on T.I. & his song "House Party."
Meek Mill discuss about Rick Ross, Dr. Dre, & "Dreamchasers II."
Meek Mill - The Motto Freestyle (Radio Rip)
Meek Mill was on Power 106 to speak on about his upcoming mixtape "Dreamchasers II," the life with MMG, & Rapping over Drake's track "The Motto."
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Pill's recent departure from Warner Bros. Records and Maybach Music.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
February 14 - Miami, FL @ Bank United Center
February 15 - Gainesville, FL @ Stephen C. O'Connell Center
February 17 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
February 18 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
February 21 - Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
February 22 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
February 24 - Tallahassee, FL @ Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
February 25 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
February 27 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
February 28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
March 1 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
March 2 - Arlington, TX @ College Park Center
March 4 - Tuscon, AZ @ Tucson Arena
March 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Galen Center
March 8 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
March 10 - San Jose, CA @ Event Center
March 11 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin & Jay Rock. They introduce themselves to the world, discuss what people think about west coast rappers, Jay Rock being in the studio with Dr. Dre, Kendrick working with Terrace, advice from 50 Cent about hard work and talent, Kendrick selling out shows, Drake touring with Kendrick Lamar, Terrace gives out his craziest groupie story & much more!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Red Cafe drops his latest mixtape "Hells Kitchen." Guest appearances in the mixtape from Fabolous, Wale, J. Cole, Diddy, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Trey Songz, etc. Link & Tracklist after the jump
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
T.I. & Young Jeezy jumps in the remix of B.o.B.'s latest song "Strange Clouds."
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
DJ Scream Drops off the world premiere of this track off of Future's “Astronaut Status” mixtape, which drops tommorow.
Jay-Z continues to make major moves in 2012. For his latest venture Jay-Z has signed on as an equity investor and official spokesperson for Duracell's Powermat. Here's what Jya0z had to say about the deal in a recent press release:
"I believe in the future of wireless energy and I believe that Duracell Powermat is the company to bring on the revolution," ... "I'm partnering with Duracell Powermat because they're providing the solutions for the future."
In addition, Ran Poliakine, CEO of Powermat Technologies, also spoke on Jay-z's addition to Powermat:
Yelawolf and Kid Rock take us to the streets Alabama for the official video in support of his debut album, "Radioactive" which in stores now. Lets roll.....
50 Cent appeared at the Consumer Electronics Show to discuss his new headphones, his issues with Interscope and more.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Yesterday (1/7/12), hip-hop's royal couple gave birth to their first child, a baby-girl by the name of "Blue Ivy Carter" on New York's Upper East-Side at Lennox Hill Hospital. Congrats to Jay & Bey!! Check out more details here
Friday, January 6, 2012
Ricky Rozay drops his early candidate for 2012 mixtape of the year with "Rich Forever" boasting guest appearances from Diddy, 2 Chainz, Wale, Drake, John Legend, Nas. Pharrell, Stalley and more. Download and track-listing after the jump.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
0 T.I. Speaks On His Mixtape "F*ck Da City Up", A Possible Collab Album With Young Jeezy, & Working With Dr. Dre
T.I. speaks on his motivation for working on "F*ck Da City Up."
T.I. discuss about working with Dr. Dre for his upcoming album, "Trouble Man," & being punked by Big Boi on his own reality tv show, "The Family Hustle."
T.I. speaks on a possible collab album with Young Jeezy.
New music for MMG "Bag Of Money" off their upcoming mixtape, "MMG Uncut."
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Fabolous told Vibe magazine that his upcoming album, "Loso's Way 2," should able to release between Spring/Early Summer. Word is that he was working a track with No I.D., Pharrell, etc.
Yo Gotti links up with Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean, & Wiz Khalifa on the track "Go Girl" off his upcoming album "Live From The Kitchen," which is due in sale Next Tuesday.
Rick Ross toast his celebration to French Montana on his new deal with Maybach Music Group & Bad Boy. Also, Rick Ross will be the executive producer on French Montana's upcoming album, "Excuse My French."
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
It looks like a "Dreamchasers 2" could be dropping soon as Meek Mill released his new latest track "Lean Wit It." No word on the official release for "Dreamchasers 2" mixtape.
Monday, January 2, 2012
New music from Tyga off his upcoming album, "Careless World: Rise Of The Last King," as he drop his latest track "Faded" featuring Lil Wayne. Tyga's album expects to drop January 24th.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
T.I. drops his new mixtape "F*ck Da City Up," with featuring guest appearances & production from Young Jeezy, Young Dro, Meek Mill, Nelly, Dr. Dre, DJ Toomp, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, etc. Link & Tracklisting after the jump.