Drake Is Releasing New Music Tonight On Beats1

Drake has just confirmed he’s releasing new music tonight on #OVOSoundRadio on Beats1. Drake also announced his upcoming project #MoreLife which is not an album, EP, or mixtape but will be a playlist of original music. Check out the official cover art above.  Read More

Jay Z Response To Kanye West’s Public Rant

Getty Image Here’s something we all have in common with Jay Z: He misses the “old Kanye.” Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke revealed as much following Kanye West’s surprising rant against his idol last week. Kanye blasted Jay for not personally visiting him after wife Kim Kardashian got robbed in Paris, for never setting up a playdate with their kids, and for Tidal politics preventing him from linking up with Drake, an Apple... Read More

Jay Z’s First Rapper Nominated For Induction Into Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame

CREDIT: Getty Images Thursday’s Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame nominations were a historic one for the hip-hop community, as it was announced that Jay Z is up for induction into the Class of 2017. This nomination makes the Jigga Man the first rap artist nominated for the honor in the history of the music organization. READ: Kanye West Says He Won’t Record ‘Watch The Throne 2′ Over Tidal & Apple Music’s Alleged Rift According to USA Today,... Read More

Kanye West Gets At Jay Z During His Performance (Video)

He got his big break when he started producing songs for Jay Z in the year 2000. And though their names are pretty much synonymous in the rap community, Kanye West has revealed that he and the husband of Beyonce have had a falling out. The 38-year-old rapper aired his grievances about his relationship with 46-year-old Jay during his Saint Pablo Tour date at Key Arena in Seattle on Wednesday. Several videos posted on social media showed that Kanye... Read More

Lauryn Hill – Rebel/I Find It Hard to Say

Over the weekend, Lauryn Hill peformed at a TIDAL X charity event in Brooklyn at the Barclays. Ms. Hill also released a new version of a song that originally appeared on MTV’s “MTV Unplugged” series in the early 2000s. At the time of its release 14 years ago, it was titled “I Find It Hard to Say (Rebel)”. The legendary singer-songwriter and rapper referred to the song as the following on Twitter ‘Old tune, new Version, same context, even... Read More

Wiz Khalifa Confirms Collaboration With Joey Bada$$

The two have never officially collaborated on wax, so it prompted us to ask for a collaboration (with the prayer hand emoji, of course). Wiz heeded our call. On twitter this afternoon, the KK strain creator confirmed that a collaboration is in the bag, and not only that, “it sounds like album material.” We can’t be mad at that. Shortly after, production collective Cookin Soul caught wind, and jumped in the mix. While this particular... Read More

Eazy-E’s Daughter Raising Money To Fund Documentary Investigating His Death

Eazy-E’s daughter is seeking backing to fund a documentary investigating her father’s 1995 death from AIDs-related complications. Ebie Wright is seeking $250,000 on Kickstarter to cover costs for “A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies,” a documentary that she seeks to uncover “shocking facts and recollections from key people who were connected to the story” about Eazy-E’s demise. “The stories that we’re... Read More

Dr. Dre Set To Take Legal Action Against Sony Pictures Over Michel’le TV Movie

Dr. Dre reportedly is not happy about Michel’le’s new television movie that’s set to air on Lifetime next weekend. According to TMZ, the veteran producer threatened legal action against Sony Pictures if the Lifetime movie, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le, depicts him as a woman beater. Apparently, Dre’s attorneys fired off a cease-and-desist letter to Sony Pictures vehemently denying that he ever beat Michel’le. The lawyers... Read More

Kid Cudi Checks Himself Into Rehab For “Depression & Suicidal Urges”

Kid Cudi is checking himself into rehab.   It appears Kid Cudi’s issues are much more serious than anyone knew. On Tuesday night, the Cleveland native took to his Facebook page to announce that he’s checking himself into rehab for what he says is “depression and suicidal urges.” Cudi says he still plans to release music as planned, but needs this time to work on himself. “I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me.... Read More

DJ Envy Gets Twitter’s Attention With His Views On Stop-&-Frisk Laws

DJ Envy, one of the hosts of The Breakfast Club on New York’s Power 105.1 radio station, spoke on the issue of stop-and-frisk policy today (September 27) during a discussion of last night’s presidential debate. “They got a lot of guns off the street,” DJ Envy says. “The way the NYPD was doing it was unconstitutional. They didn’t do it the way that it was supposed to be done. That’s why they pulled it from New York.” With racial tensions... Read More

Drake, Mac Miller & Usher Climbs Hip Hop Sales

Mac Miller’s The Divine Feminine offers more success for the Pittsburgh rapper (something the city can rejoice in after the Steelers’ painful loss to the Eagles yesterday) as the project debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart. Drake also is back in a familiar spot after VIEWS was pushed down the list the past few weeks. Usher’s new project lands in the Top 10 while listeners were less hyped for Chinx’s second posthumous album... Read More

Beanie Sigel Knocked Out Backstage By Meek Mill Homie, Teefy Bey

TMZ got this video of Beanie laid out backstage, shortly before he was getting onstage Saturday night for Diddy’s Bad Boy Family concert in Philly. You can also see a guy getting dragged out of the area … his name is Teefy Bey, and he’s a member of Meek’s Dreamchasers. Teefy’s copped to throwing the KO punch, and claims Beanie had to go down because he broke the “code of ethics on the street.” He doesn’t... Read More

Bobby Shmurda Agree To Plea Deal On Murder Conspiracy Case

Bobby Shmurda just pled guilty in his murder conspiracy case. Shmurda, has been jailed since December 2014 in a case where more than 15 defendants were charged with various crimes, including murder, attempted murder and drug dealing. The rapper was originally charged with conspiracy to commit murder and several weapons and drug charges associated with gangs. According to the deal, Shmurda pled to conspiracy to possess weapons and possession of a... Read More

Desiigner Arrested for Drugs with Intent to Sell and Loaded Gun

Desiigner was in an SUV Thursday night in New York when it got pulled over after the police were called. The police told TMZ that Desiigner and 4 other unnamed individuals were arrested after the car was searched and they found loose pills including oxycontin in the center console and a loaded weapon. Desiigner was accused of pointing a gun at a driver in traffic after an argument. The driver took down the license plate number and called 911 and... Read More

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