Jay Electronica Calls Kanye West A “Black God,” Talks Young Thug & O.T. Genasis

Jay Electronica Calls Kanye West A "Black God," Talks Young Thug & O.T. Genasis

In an interview in Nigeria, Jay Electronica calls Kanye West a “Black God,” and also talks new stars like Young Thug, Fetty Wap, and O.T. Genasis. We may never get Jay Electronica’s “Act II: Patents of Nobility”, though last month, we came one leak closer with “Road to Perdition”. It’s rare to even get a sound-bite out of the mysterious... Read More

De La Soul Feat – Nas “God It”

De La Soul featuring Nas "God It"

The great golden-era rap trio De La Soul has turned to Kickstarter to fund their next album, and they’ve lined up a roster of guests that includes Damon Albarn, David Byrne, and 2 Chainz. And though it’s not part of the forthcoming album, they’ve also linked with fellow boom-bap hall-of-famer Nas for a new track called “God It.” The graceful, effortless, inward-looking... Read More

‘RHOA’ Star Demetria McKinney Inks Major Record Deal With eOne Music

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  With her infectious single “100” (featuring Da Brat) surfing the Billboard charts and latest release “Trade It All” generating buzz, “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” star Demetria McKinney inked a major label deal with eOne music. *Pops into a split* Yasss girl yasss! “This is a dream come true for me,” McKinney says in the official press release. “I’m so... Read More

Trey Songz – Intermission EP

Trey Songz – Intermission EP

Trey Songz surprises us with ‘Intermission’ EP. Keeping up the trend of surprise projects, R&B artist Trey Songz decides to liberate a brand new tape called ‘Intermission’. The EP comes with 6 new songs. He also announces that his next album ‘Trigga Reloaded’ will be available on June 23rd. 1. Intermission (Intro) 2. Don’t Play 3. Boss 4. Good Girls vs Bad Girls 5.... Read More

Snoop Dogg Is Putting Money Into A Weed Delivery Startup

Snoop Dogg Is Putting Money Into A Weed Delivery Startup

Snoop Dogg is investing in a company that prides itself on being “the Uber of weed”. Snoop Dogg has been one of rap’s most prominent stoners for decades, and now that weed is finally starting to be legalized in select states, the OG smoker is deciding to put some money into the industry. D-O double G will be investing in a service called Eaze, a company billed... Read More

The-Dream Is Starting A New Label With Jay Z

The-Dream Is Starting A New Label With Jay Z

The-Dream and Jay Z are starting an “art label” together. After no album last year, The-Dream is busier than ever in 2015. He just released his Crown EP, and he has a follow up EP, Jewel, planned for this summer. He’s also been collaborating, in a few different ways, with Jay Z, whose Roc Nation management company The-Dream is signed to. In an interview with XXL,... Read More

T.I. Speaks On Young Thug & Lil Wayne Beef, Confirms His Appearance On “Barter Six”

T.I. Speaks On Young Thug & Lil Wayne Beef, Confirms His Appearance On Barter Six

T.I. speaks on the situation between Young Thug & Lil Wayne, and confirms he’s got a feature 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... Read More

First Week Sales For Wale’s “Album About Nothing” & Ludacris’ “Ludaversal”

First Week Sales For Wale's "Album About Nothing" & Ludacris' "Ludaversal"

Check out the first week sales numbers for Wale and Ludacris. Last week’s big releases came from Wale and Ludacris, though projections predicted that neither artist would hit the 100k mark. The final numbers are now in, and as we were warned, both come in shy of six figures. Wale was very close, coming through with 90,381 traditional sales, and 98,264 with streams included.... Read More

Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta (Video)

Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta (Video)

After storming the streets of L.A. with his mobile concert last week, Kendrick Lamar took over Times Square on Wednesday. The Compton rapper, in partnership with Beats by Dre, presented the video for “King Kunta” on the Jumbotron in the heart of New York City. Fans gathered to watch the world premiere and posted footage on Instagram. In the X-directed clip, which was shot in... Read More

Rick Ross & DJ Khaled Talk New Meek Mill Album, Announce “Self Made, Vol. 4″

Rick Ross & DJ Khaled Talk New Meek Mill Album, Announce Self Made, Vol. 4

Rick Ross and DJ Khaled share info. on Meek Mill’s “Dreams Worth More Than Money” and MMG’s upcoming compilation tape “Self Made, Vol. 4″. For most of 2015, MMG has been focused on promoting Wale’s latest The Album About Nothing, which dropped yesterday (March 31). We’ll be hearing plenty more on TAAN in the coming weeks, though,... Read More

Kendrick Lamar Reveals Meaning Behind “To Pimp A Butterfly” Album Title

Kendrick Lamar Reveals Meaning Behind "To Pimp A Butterfly" Album Title

Kendrick Lamar shares that “To Pimp a Butterfly” wasn’t the original title of his latest album. To Pimp a Butterfly is still sitting at #1 on the charts, though two weeks after its release, Kendrick Lamar just shared some revelatory information about his most ambitious project to date. In an interview with MTV, Kendrick explains the original title of the album... Read More

Jay Z Holds The Tidal Torch To Change Music

Jay Z Holds The Tidal Torch To Change Music

Jay Z is bringing in the launch of his new streaming service, TIDAL. Jay Z recently acquired European streaming giants, TIDAL and WiMP, and as of today, the two services will co-exist under the name TIDAL. The rapper and business mogul is making an announcement of the launch at 5 P.M. today, so tune in live to see exactly what Jay has in store for his new artist-friendly Spotify... Read More

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (Album Stream)

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (Album Stream)

Kendrick Lamar has surprised everyone with an early release of his new album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’. The project comes with 16 records and features from Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody and more. Here is a free stream of the entire thing, which can be purchased on iTunes. 1. Wesley’s Theory (feat. George Clinton & Thundercat) 2. For Free?... Read More

Method Man Speaks About The Tension In Ferguson And Eric Garner On MSNBC (Video)

Method Man Speaks About The Tension In Ferguson And Eric Garner On MSNBC (Video)

Hip-hop legend and Wu-Tang clan member, Method Man made headlines when he spoke out during the aftermath of Eric Garner’s death in his hometown of Staten Island, New York. Now, he’s speaking out about the ongoing unrest and police tensions in Ferguson, Missouri following the resignation of Police Chief Thomas Jackson and the shooting of two police officers during a rally early... Read More