August 2015 Blog Posts (112)

Hip Hop Album Sales: Migos, Future & Drake by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Hip Hop Album Sales: Migos, Future & Drake

Migos makes its Billboard Top 200 debut.

Migos appears on the Billboard Top 200 chart with its debut album YRN: Yung Rich Nation. Future's Dirty Sprite 2 is the highest-selling Rap album for the third week in a row. Comedian and rapper Lil Dicky debuts in the top 10. Drake surpassed Meek Mill for the first time since the Philadelphia rapper's Dreams Worth More Than…

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Azealia Banks Unable To Release New Music Until 2016 by DANIELLE HARLING

Azealia Banks Unable To Release New Music Until 2016

Azealia Banks stuck in album contract with former manager until February 2016.

Due to a management contract, Harlem, New York singer/rapper Azealia Banks will be unable to release any new music until March 2016.

According to the musician, a manager who no longer wants to work…

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2 Chainz "TrapAvelli Tre" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

2 Chainz "TrapAvelli Tre" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist

UPDATE: 2 Chaniz has released the tracklist for "TrapAvelli Tre."

2 Chainz released the tracklist for TrapAvelli Tre yesterday (August 9) on Instagram.

The mixtape is slated to be made up of 14 tracks with features from Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates and …

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Ja Rule Addresses Meek Mill & Drake Beef by DANIELLE HARLING

Ja Rule Addresses Meek Mill & Drake Beef

Ja Rule says social media makes beef between artists “less about the music.”

With his past expertise in matters concerning rapper beef, Ja Rule recently appeared on MTV2's “Uncommon Sense With Charlamagne Tha God” to speak on the feud between …

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Run The Jewels Reflects On Ferguson Protests During One-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown's Death by PAUL MEARA

Run The Jewels Reflects On Ferguson Protests During One-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown's Death

Killer Mike and El-P talk protesting and remember Michael Brown's death and subsequent court representation.

Run The Jewels, particularly Killer Mike, has been an outspoken proponent of both the #BlackLivesMatter movement and also social justice in general.

Recently speaking with the …

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Yasiin Bey Backs Down On Guarantee To Battle Any Rapper by PAUL MEARA

Yasiin Bey Backs Down On Guarantee To Battle Any Rapper

Yasiin Bey says he is no longer interested in battling other rappers.

Last week Yasiin Bey along with Black Thought and …

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“Empire” Creator Lee Daniels & FOX To Be Sued By Marvin Gaye III by SOREN BAKER

“Empire” Creator Lee Daniels & FOX To Be Sued By Marvin Gaye III

Marvin Gaye III says “Empire” was his idea.

Marvin Gaye III plans to file a lawsuit against Lee Daniels, FOX and others over their hit television show Empire, which Gaye says was his idea, according to …

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CyHi The Prynce Addresses Dissing Kanye West & Pusha T On “Elephant In The Room” by SOREN BAKER

CyHi The Prynce Addresses Dissing Kanye West & Pusha T On “Elephant In The Room”

“See I’m not scared of @kanyewest like all these other people,” CyHi The Prynce writes on Twitter.

CyHi The Prynce says that he did not dis Kanye West and Pusha T on his “Elephant In The Room” single, which was released Wednesday (August…

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Timbaland Teases New Aaliyah Music by MITCHELL STEINFELD

Timbaland Teases New Aaliyah Music

“People ask me all the time do I have any babegirl music we haven't heard,” Timbaland says. “Well the answer is YES!”

Timbaland says that unheard music featuring Aaliyah will be on its way soon.

“Attention!!!!!” …

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F. Gary Gray Compares N.W.A's Message To Current Political Climate by PAUL MEARA

F. Gary Gray Compares N.W.A's Message To Current Political Climate

The "Straight Outta Compton" director also says it's his responsibility to portray what happened with the group as "accurately as possible."

On the heels of hitting theaters, the filmStraight Outta Compton and …

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Tupac & Madonna's Relationship Detailed By Mopreme Shakur by PAUL MEARA

Tupac & Madonna's Relationship Detailed By Mopreme Shakur

Tupac's older half-brother describe's Pac's relationship with Madonna and Janet Jackson.

Mopreme Shakur was around during some of Tupac's most memorable moments.

Recently speaking with Pac's older half-brother, …

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DJ Yella Discusses Eazy-E "Straight Outta Compton" Hopsital Scenes by CHERISE JOHNSON

DJ Yella Discusses Eazy-E "Straight Outta Compton" Hopsital Scenes

DJ Yella also discusses the marketing of the N.W.A biopic, "Straight Outta Compton."

In an interview with XXL published today (August 6), N.W.A's DJ Yella spoke with the magazine about F. Gary Gray-directed N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which is set to debut in theaters August…

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Drake & "Degrassi" Cast Reunite by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Drake & "Degrassi" Cast Reunite

Drake attends the premiere of "We Are Disorderly" in Toronto.

Degrassi reunion occured when Drake met up with his former castmates yesterday (August 5) at a screening for the We Are Disorderly web series in his hometown of Toronto, …

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50 Most Brutal Diss Lines Listed By XXL by MITCHELL STEINFELD

50 Most Brutal Diss Lines Listed By XXL

Lyrics from 50 Cent, Drake and Dr. Dre also make the list.

In the midst of the Drake and Meek Millfeud, …

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Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Says Birdman Should Be Held Liable by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Says Birdman Should Be Held Liable

The alleged shooter named Birdman in new court documents.

Jimmy Winfrey, the man charged forshooting Lil Wayne's tour bus, is saying thatBirdman should be held accountable for the…

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Rich Homie Quan Suing Think It's A Game Entertainment For $2 Million by CHERISE JOHNSON

Rich Homie Quan Suing Think It's A Game Entertainment For $2 Million

Rich Home Quan says he is done with T.I.G. Entertainment.

Rich Homie Quan is suing Think It's A Game Entertainment, the label for which he records, and its CEO, Fly, for $2 million dollars, TMZ reports.

According to the lawsuit, …

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J. Cole Concert Shooting Suspect Arrested by DANIELLE HARLING

J. Cole Concert Shooting Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: A man has been apprehended for allegedly shooting two people at the "2014 Forest Hills Drive" tour.

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting that occurred after the New Jersey stop of the "2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour,"Associated…

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Dr. Dre's "Detox" History Detailed By LA Weekly by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Dr. Dre's "Detox" History Detailed By LA Weekly

Dr. Dre announced "Detox" is officially scrapped.

On Saturday (August 1), Dr. Dre announced he has officially scrapped Detox after working on the album for more than a decade.…

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Dr. Dre Donating "Compton" Album Royalties To Build Performance Arts Center by CHERISE JOHNSON

Dr. Dre Donating "Compton" Album Royalties To Build Performance Arts Center

"Compton" is set to stream live exclusively on Apple Beats 1.

Dr. Dre called into Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show today (August 6) and said that the royalties he accrues from the Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre will be donated to build a Compton performance arts center, according to …

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Warren G "Regulate...G-Funk Era Part II" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ

Warren G "Regulate...G-Funk Era Part II" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

UPDATE: The EP is now available.

Warren G released Regulate...G-Funk Era Part II today (August 6) as promised.

Nate Dogg is featured on four of the five tracks. Other features include E-40, Too $hort, Bun B and Jeezy.

This is the follow-up to …

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