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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.
An arrest warrant was issued for Chief Keef in Miami, Florida after failing to appear in court but his manager says the rapper is not worried about it.
According to The Chicago Tribune's interview with Keef's manager, Rovan Manuel, the rapper is "a little upset" but not too worried about legal woes because "you know how people are that smoke pot. They try not to worry about too much."
Wu-Tang Clan co-founder Ghostface Killah may be used to "politicking" with longtime rhyme-partner Raekwon. However, the Staten Island, New York emcee has not been one of the political emcees in the Hip Hop landscape throughout his 20 years on record.
That appears to be changing, as G.F.K. has recently taken an interest in the Hackensack, New Jersey 5th District congressional candidate Roy Cho. Teaneck, New Jersey's Patch reported Ghost's endorsement Monday (June 17).
Tomorrow Chief Keef will be appearing on one of 2013's most high-profile albums in Kanye West's Yeezus. However, information surfacing today indicates that the Chicago, Illinois rapper may not be home to enjoy the fanfare.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Keef was arrested today (June 17) for what is believed to be misdemeanor trespassing. The Trib also alleges that the Glory Boyz/Interscope Records artist is currently being detained on Chicago's South Side. Leah Starkman, Keef's lawyer is the one who hinted towards the trespassing charge.