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B.o.B. says his upcoming album, Underground Luxury, slated to be released December 2013, is set to a better musical album than any of the other projects released this year.
"For me, it's great because I would have the best musical album out this year, like hands down," B.o.B. in an interview with MTV. "That's no knock to anybody, any of the greats like Jay [Z] and Kanye [West] because I enjoyed their albums, but musically, what I put into this album is gonna be the best album this year."
Cam’ron recently revisited his old rivalry with Jay Z after Hov’s “Pound Cake” claim of making Cam’ron a millionaire. Speaking with Karen Civil, he explained why he responded to Jay Z on his Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1 track “Come And Talk To Me”:
In the song, Cam said Jay Z did not make him a millionaire and they made each other millions. Speaking with Karen Civil, Cam explains that he was not shocked by Jay Z’s assertion but wished he offered my clarity
Lupe Fiasco is heading out on nationwide tour next month to provide an early introduction to his upcoming 5th studio album Tetsuo and Youth expected to be release in 2014. The 32-city “Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour” will begin November 2nd in Atlanta and round down in Baltimore on December 15th. The Chicago emcee will be performing tracks from his previous projects as well as brand new songs from his future album.
“I’m looking forward to going back on the road and sharing the new music I’ve been working on with my fans,” says Lupe. “This will be just a taste of Tetsuo and Youth.”
Over twenty years in the Hip Hop game leads to one having a keen knowledge of lesser known stories. In the 2nd part of Snoop Lion and A$AP Rocky’s Back & Forth interview with Noisey, Snoop spoke on the infamous fight between Tupac and the Hughes brothers.
Back in 1993, Tupac assaulted the directors, Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes after the pair dropped the rapper from their seminal flick Menace II Society.
In 2012, Young Buck entered prison to serve an 18-month sentence on weapons charges.
Now, the former G-Unit star is a free man, despite originally being expected to remain in prison until February 2014.
Drake’s third official album Nothing Was The Same has given the Young Money rapper the biggest first week sales of his career. Billboard is now reporting that the release will debut at number one on the albums chart with a total of 658,000 copies sold in its opening week.
Two things have always been true about Game (formerly The Game) since his 2005 debut album The Documentary: He’s not afraid to name drop and he has a complicated relationship with 50 Cent. Last night (October 1st) Game appeared on Larry King Now and spoke on his relationship with 50 Cent in 2013 and his opinion on Dr. Dre’s now mythical Detox album.
Dom Kennedy and Nipsey Hussle explained why they believe the West Coast scene is currently Hip Hop’s most prominent during their appearance on DJ Skee’s “SKEE Live” yesterday (October 1).
Following the commercial success of Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ The Heist—both of which have been certified platinum by the RIAA—Kennedy said he feels like “a lot of the younger artists are taking it farther.”
Billboard counts YouTube views on its charts. MTV stopped being M(usic) television a decade ago. In one of the most preordained moves in recent memories, YouTube will hold its first ever Music Video Awards.
The inaugural award show will celebrate the most viewed YouTube videos over the past year based on global music-video views and shares. The nominations will be released on October 17th and fans will be able to vote through social media after the nominations are made.