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Kendrick Lamar may be speaking to Hot 97 tomorrow morning but Big Boy and Power 106 LA just released Kendrick Lamar’s first response to the controversy around his “Control” verse.
Speaking frankly on, the embattled MC says he was surprised by the response but was able to gain perspective by speaking to the unnamed “ACTUAL Kings of New York” during the week of the MTV Music Video Awards:
Maybach Music Group’s compilation album Self Made 3 is set for release on September 17th, and the Atlantic Records imprint has now released the official tracklist for the LP.
MMG members Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay, Rockie Fresh, Stalley, and Omarion will all make appearances. The set will also include features from J. Cole, Pusha T, Birdman, Fabolous, French Montana, Lupe Fiasco, Hit-Boy, Yo Gotti, and more.
Justin Timberlake promised his fans and the music industry at large that 2013 was going to be a huge year. His 20/20 Experience is the highest selling album of 2013 so far, his Legends of the Summer with Jay Z has grossed millions and now JT is preparing to release the 2nd part of the 20/20 Experience.
Scheduled to be released on September 30th, 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)‘s tracklist has been revealed and Drake as well as Jay Z make appearances.
Seconds ago, during tonight's 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Beats By Dre released a commercial for Eminem's seventh studio album. Billed as MMLP2 in the brief commercial, the acoronym is believed to suggest Marshall Mathers LP 2, a sequel to Em's heralded sophomore major label album from 2000.
According to the commercial MMLP2 will release on November 5, 2013.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa hosted an event with Converse yesterday (August 24), to celebrate his new collection with the brand.
Wiz was at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, where he officially unveiled the “Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Wiz Khalifa” collection.
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.