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In a revealing interview about his work on Yeezus, Rick Rubin shared that there "might" be a sequel to Kanye West's album.
"Initially, [Kanye] thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album," Rubin revealed to The Daily Beast. "But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, 'Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.' That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, 'That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!'"
It is going on nearly one year since Frank Ocean released his Grammy winning album Channel Orange, and the Odd Future member is already sharing some new unheard tracks live in concert. While performing in Munich last night Ocean gave the crowd tunes from his previous projects and a few fresh songs he has been working on.
After the world watched 2 Chainz encounter gunmen on security cameras during a June 12th robbery in Bay Area of California, now some of those stolen items have made their way to the internet.
An Instagram photo from user “Lilg04″ showcases 2 Chainz’s (born Tauheed Epps) stolen driver’s license and bank card.
Earlier this year Drake took home the “Best Rap Album” Grammy award for his 2011 album Take Care. The “Started From The Bottom” performer decided to combine celebrating this accomplishment for his last album and promote his next project at the same time.
Over the weekend Drake announced he will be releasing his third studio LP Nothing Was The Same on September 17th. The Young Money rapper has begun his media campaign to get the word out with a new 5-minute video of him and his crew taking shots from his newly arrived, first Grammy.
Big Sean's sophomore album, Hall of Fame, finally has a release date.
The project from the Detroit emcee will drop on August 27.
Jay-Z’s team hit the streets of Brooklyn to promote his looming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, but through social media, the track listing has been revealed.
At press time, the information didn’t include any feature appearances, but according to previous promo Rick Rubin, Pharrell, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz would handle the sonic back drop to Jay-Z.
Last night, the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in a decisive game seven of the NBA Finals. During the Heat's second consecutive championship run, several members of the music community were on hand to support.
Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and Lenny Kravitz had all attended games in the series. Also notably, Flo Rida's manager was reportedly asked not to attend the last two home games of the series, following a previous verbal altercation with players, leading to his ejection.
Amanda Bynes may be one step closer to her crush in Drake—by virtue of Waka Flocka Flame. The Brick Squad Monopoly and past Drake Club Paradise tour-mate and "Round Of Applause" collaborator told TMZ that he is producing the former Nickelodeon star's debut Rap album.
It is unclear what Waka's exact role will be, though he told the site he's got rappers writing her songs. The Atlanta, Georgia-based rapper does not have any production credits on his three studio albums. He did say that while contracts are pending, but confirmed his involvement.
J. Cole may not like first week sales reports but they are in regarding this much-discussed week in Hip Hop. Billboard has released a new report featuring projections for this week, placing Kanye West at the top of the list.
According to the report, Kanye West's Yeezus will lead the way with 360,000-380,000 copies sold. As expected by many who projected earlier this month, J. Cole's Born Sinner follows with 150,000-200,000. Mac Miller trails with his latest offering, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, coming in third with approximately 100,000 copies sold.