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Big Sean recently addressed Kanye West's opinions of his latest album, Hall of Fame.
“Kanye's definitely heard the album," Sean said in an interview with Rap-Up. "I played it for him. He's heard it sporadically, while making it. The final product, he was jamming to it. He was proud of it.”
Rapper Kid Ink has announced the dates for his “Spaced Out” tour, which will kick off next month in Waterbury Connecticut.
The outing will stop in 15 markets, starting on September 19th. Kid Ink will wrap up the tour in Seattle, Washington on October 13th.
While on the red carpet for the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards last night, the hardest working man in Hip Hop spoke about his upcoming project with fellow Jet Life comrade Young Roddy. Curren$y says the Bales mixtape is right around the corner.
“My and Young Roddy got a tape called Bales. It’ll be out in a minute,” says Spitta. “When you hear bales you might think I’m talking about getting bailed out of jail, but I’m talking bales as in a whole lot of stuff for shipping. We just got a whole lot of music for shipping.”
BET has announced the nominees for this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, and Kendrick Lamar is leading the pack with 14 nominations.
K-Dot is nominated across categories including: Best Hip Hop Video (Don’t Kill my Vibe), Best Live Performer, and Lyricist of the Year, which he won in 2012.
Drake’s long awaited third album Nothing Was The Same was pushed back a week to September 24th but Drake didn’t make fans wait to see the album covers.
Drake opts for portraits of himself as a child and as a man for his album covers. Chances are one of the covers will be for the deluxe version of Nothing Was The Same. He released the album covers on his personal Twitter account.
Shaking what her momma gave her could net a lucky woman $50,000 in college scholarship money from philanthropist/twerk enthusiast Juicy J. In another inventive promtional scheme, Juicy took to his personal Twitter account to somewhat announce his upcoming twerk contest
A new lawsuit has been filed against popular producers T-Pain and DJ Khaled, as well as rappers Rick Ross, Pitbull and Cash Money Records, and dozens of other publishing companies and record labels affiliated with the producers.
A lawsuit has been filed by Paul Batiste, who represents The Batiste Brothers band, a popular jazz ensemble that was founded in 1976, in New Orleans.
Nothing Was The Same…not even the release date. According to multiple retailers including Amazon and Best Buy, Drake’s third album will arrive in stores a week after its original September 17th date.
No word on why Drake pushed the album back or if he will strike a deal similar to Jay Z’s Samsung deal for Magna Carta Holy Grail and release the album digitally a week earlier than the September 24th date.
The responses to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" continue to pour in. The latest to take a swing at Kendrick was A$AP Ferg, who joined in on an A$AP Mob cypher on Funkmaster Flex's show on Hot 97.
"in a dark room in Harlem, thinkin bout shots / Aand how it barely grazed me and it coulda hit Rock / And a couple of other niggas but they dont roll wit my flock / Makaveli from Harlem, how u wanna be Pac?" rhymed Ferg, alluding to Kendrick's claim that he was the "king" of both coasts.