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Future Planning Album Release on DJ Khaled’s Apple Music Show

DJ Khaled and Future

DJ Khaled, the most popular man on Snapchat, shared news that he’d signed a deal with Apple Music to have his own radio show on Beats 1 Radio.  Khaled’s sonorous voice will be on the air  Fridays at 8 p.m. EST.  See his graphic announcement below: In the above picture with Khaled was also Future Hendrix. He revealed that on ... Read More »

SoundCloud Adds “Stations” Feature, Broadens Experience

SoundCloud

SoundCloud keeps growing and changing as it competes with other streaming music services globally.  Despite its current popularity, the service is trying to make things even easier for their users.  It has taken some notes from companies like Spotify and Apple Music, and has moved to simply the user experience while utilizing their massive catalog of music through their “Stations” feature. Today, ... Read More »

Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith Disagrees With RIAA’s Streaming Decision

TPAB

Kendrick Lamar earned platinum recognition this week for To Pimp A Butterfly due to the Recording Industry Association of Ameriaca’s decision to begin counting streamed music in their certification rules. Clearly, though, TDE isn’t too enthralled, as the CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, has spoken out on Twitter against the move. “We don’t stand behind this RIAA BS,” Tiffith wrote. “Ole rules apply. One million ... Read More »

Meek Mill Releases 4-4 Part 2 Immediately After Drake Release

4-4 2

And just like that, we now have a release via Soundcloud from Drake’s least favorite Philly native, Meek Mill.  Within a half hour of Drizzy releasing a single from “Views From the 6ix” titled Summer Sixteen, Meek dropped the second installment of “4/4”. Normally this would just be continued beef between the two headliners, but there’s something very strange about the ... Read More »

Drake Releases “Summer Sixteen” on OVOSoundRadio

Summer Sixteen

It’s safe to say that Drake’s “Views From the 6ix” is one of the most anticipated albums of 2016.  There have been, and will be a massive amount of expected album release dates in the coming month, and there already have been some notable releases, such as 2 Chainz’s 6-track mixtape, “Felt Like Cappin’.”  February is rumored to contain albums ... Read More »

“Straight Outta Compton” Cast Got Stiffed by Universal, Says The Academy

Straight Outta Compton Cast

Earlier today, issues regarding the majority of the Straight Outta Compton cast not receiving invites to the ceremony received a response from the Motion Picture Academy. Even the film’s OG producers, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, did not receive an RSVP.  Cube was amongst the most disturbed following this situation, and has spoken extensively regarding the incident ever since its occurrence. ... Read More »

Max B Spits From Prison

Max B My Wave

Max B is still in it.  Apparently now the Wiz and Kanye fiasco made its way past the Bergen County cement however this track is not new.  The Wavest of them all recorded this back in 2011. Read More »

“WAVES” AKA “SWISH” Tracklist Released

No More Parties in LA Cover Art

After Kanye West went from releasing consistent music for “GOOD Fridays” to the futuristic and very un-‘Ye sound of “Yeezus”, nobody really knew what was next.  A few weeks ago, however, the world got a taste of what was to come when the self-proclaimed god himself released 3 tracks, Facts, Real Friends, and No More Parties in LA.  It seems as though Kanye ... Read More »

Notable Figures in Hip Hop Aid Flint, MI

Diddy Mark Wahlberg Flint

With the current water crisis injuring innocent citizens and making living impossible in Flint, Michigan, many celebrities, especially those coming from hip-hop, have pledged assistance to those affected.  As of now, a sampling of some of the artists who have committed themselves to donating bottles of clean water includes Big Sean, Diddy, DJ Mustard, Mark Wahlberg, 50 Cent, and many, ... Read More »

2 Chainz Gets a Big Head in “Watch Out” Video

2 Chainz

It’s official, 2 Chainz has started using the Apple strategy: Giving the people what they need before they knew  they needed it.  2 Chainz, AKA Tity Boi, just yesterday released what just might be the best music video of 2016, if not the funniest.  You may think that it’s too early to make such a grand claim, but please, just ... Read More »

Mike WiLL Made It Makes “Ransom 2” Release Date Official

Ransom 2

Rumors were floating around that Mike WiLL Made It would be releasing something in January.  Well, now it seems that is sticking to his promise, as he has officially announced a January release for his new project, “Ransom 2”. The Atlanta native revealed the date on, January 29th, on Twitter, and fans of the original “Ransom” album are chomping at ... Read More »

What Are Kanye and Madlib Up To?

Ye and Madlib

  Following the release of the single No More Parties in LA to be featured on his album “Swish”, Kanye West  posted a picture giving a huge hint as to who he’ll be featuring.  Kendrick Lamar will most likely be a large part of “Swish”,  given that he was featured on the main leak, but ‘Ye posted another hint on his Instagram. ... Read More »

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 01/14/2016

Ginuwine

The end of 2015 was filled with bangers.  From Drake’s Hotline Bling to pretty much anything The Weeknd put out, to breakout Youtube artists like Alessia Cara (who just had a blowout performance at Brighton Music Hall in Brighton, MA Friday night), it was wicked tough to get on the charts.  Now, it seems as though the vicegrip that these artists once had is ... Read More »

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Come Out with “White Privilege II”

Mackelmore

In 2005, the Thrift Shop duo came out with the first edition of their song, White Privilege.  White privilege was an issue in 2005.  White privilege was an issue before 2005.  White privilege is still an issue. All this being true, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis came out with a sequel to White Privilege, aptly named White Privilege II last week.  It’s a nine minute-long escapade ... Read More »

Ghostface Killa Weighs in (Again) on Martin Shkreli

Ghostface

Ghostface Killah was walking in downtown LA, and like any good celebrity, was stopped for comment by everyone’s favorite news source, TMZ.  Even though it happened over a month ago, he explained his thoughts on Martin Shkreli purchasing the Wu-Tang Clan’s latest and final release, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.   Shkreli has yet to play the record, and has ... Read More »