Latest Hip Hop News
J. Cole raps about how he "Let Nas Down" on his forthcoming Born Sinner album, which is due in stores June 18. During an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106 yesterday (June 13), J. Cole says that Jay-Z let him down when he was an aspiring artist trying to give him a beat CD.
Lil Wayne appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Kimmel asked the YMCMB rapper about his “near-death” health scare, being banned from Miami Heat games, whether he plans to retire soon, and if he considers himself an expert skater.
Kanye West very rarely gives interview these days, but the Chicago emcee spoke in-depth with the New York Times recently. In the interview, which also discusses this album's influences, West compares himself to Steve Jobs and dead prez.
Rick Ross is currently putting together his sixth solo album, and the Maybach Music Group Boss revealed to MTV News that his Mastermind LP will definitely feature some soulful tracks.
“I love making those kind of records, those ‘Cigar Music’ records, those ‘Amsterdam’ records, and that was most definitely the energy,” said Ross.
Dating back to 2005, some of Hip Hop's most mainstream mixtapes have been courtesy of DJ Drama & Lil Wayne's Dedication series. With subsequent volumes in 2006, 2008, and 2012, these free releases have been integral to both artists' discographies.
Yesterday (June 10), DJ Drama as well as Young Money Entertainment President Mack Maine confirmed a fifth volume in the series—Dedication 5.
Fans of Reggie Noble will get two new projects from the New Jersey emcee in the coming months. The Def Squad rapper, better known as Redman, will be revisiting his classic 1996 album Muddy Waters on an EP and a full length album.
He announced on Twitter that Muddy Waters 2: the Preload EP will drop in August, followed by the Muddy Waters 2 LP later this fall.
It was all good just a beef ago. The relationship between Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy, former partners and allies in beef with Rick Ross has soured pretty quickly.
In an interview with XXL Magazine, Freddie Gibbs claims he has no respect for Young Jeezy anymore after his time at Jeezy’s CTE label.
50 Cent has joined with boxing legend Lou DiBella to work on the movie Tapia which takes a look at the life of the late Mexican boxer Johnny Tapia, according to Variety magazine.
The film delves deep into Tapia’s drug addiction, the murder of his mother and more from his troubled past.
When you’re good, the announcement of a new mixtape will get fans frantic. When you’re a legend, your name being on a tracklist of a compilation album will cause mass hysteria. On July 9th, legendary DJ Tony Touch will release the fourth installment in his Piece Maker series, Piece Maker 3 and will feature a new song from entitled….”Untitled”.