Category Archives: Hip Hop News | Trending Hip Hop Stories

The Mayor of Houston Inspired by Travis Scott to Build Another Amusement Park

Houston native Travis Scott got the key to the city, but he also inspired the mayor to build a new amusement park in Houston. It will be a year-round theme park for the city and community. It is in the discussion on how to develop and build it from the ground up. The original park was opened back in the year of 1968 at the Astrodome then later Six Flags bought the venue.

The “SICKO MODE” rapper is back with his second leg of the store and will be in the cities of Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta and more.

Peep where the Mayor gave Scott the keys to the city and the “YOSEMITE” visual featuring Gunna below.

The post The Mayor of Houston Inspired by Travis Scott to Build Another Amusement Park appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Meek Mill Checks Michael Rapaport on His All-Star Performance Criticism

Michael Rapaport tried it. During the NBA All-Star Game, the actor/comedian took a jab at Meek Mill after his opening performance referring to him as a “trash rapper.” Rapaport also stated the Dreamchaser had no flow and also took a swipe at the rapper over this now buried beef with Drake through a barrage of tweets, that really, no one asked for.


Somebody alerted Meek about Michael’s words and Meek had a few words of his own to shoot back on Twitter.

“Aye @michealrapaport don’t ever use the word trash when you speaking on nothing from our culture unless you tryna get trashed,” Meek tweeted. “#2 who gave you authorization to be speaking on us? #3 what you charging now? Last time I seen You you wanted a selfie.”

Proving that the selfie response wasn’t just a joke, Meek then shared the image Rapaport took.


Well, that’s that. If you want to catch Meek Mill he will be heading to a city near you on the Motivation Tour, which kicks off today (Feb. 19).

The post Meek Mill Checks Michael Rapaport on His All-Star Performance Criticism appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Offset Reveals Metro Boomin and Southside Handle the Product on His Solo Debut

Offset is looking to put the game on his back. Tweeting “PROMISE I WILL NOT LET U DOWN,” one-third of Migos is prepared to unleash his solo debut album, a couple of months after Quavo and Takeoff delivered efforts back-to-back.

We first received word that Offset’s album will be coming when he released a trailer during the Grammys that let us into his world. Not only will we get an album, but also a documentary. We also know that the February 22 release will be produced by Metro Boomin and Southside only.


Aside from that information, much is not known about the debut album from Offset. With the day approaching, it appears that we will continue to get reveals leading up to Friday. Be sure to check back for more information on the project. You can get your first listen courtesy of “Red Room.”

The post Offset Reveals Metro Boomin and Southside Handle the Product on His Solo Debut appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ Projected to Move 50K Units in First Streaming Week

In case you missed the notifications from your Apple Music app, Drake’s So Far Gone is available on streaming for the first time ever. The 2009 mixtape hit the game in February and all of last week took a large amount of music Twitter down memory lane to the first time they heard “Successful,” “Best I Ever Had,” “November 18th” and the other tracks from the classic mixtape.

On Twitter, one of the major conversations revolving around the mixtape would be where it slotted on the Billboard 200 albums chart. While it is still a little bit too early to tell, Hits Daily Double has revealed So Far Gone is currently projected to move between 40,000 and 50,000 units in the first week of digital streaming provider availability.

If those numbers remain consistent with the actual ending quantity, Drake may have a little bit of difficulty in going number one with a ten-year-old mixtape. Last week, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next debuted at number one on the charts with a very impressive 360,000 equivalent album units moved. Grande is favored to repeat at the top of the charts.

Now only if we could get Drake to do a set of dates to perform So Far Gone again….

 

View this post on Instagram

 

So Far Gone streaming everywhere 10 years later. Praying for 10 more. 😁

A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on

The post Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ Projected to Move 50K Units in First Streaming Week appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Boosie Badazz Offers a Wild Take on Jussie Smollett’s Staged Attack

Lately, Boosie Badazz has had no chill on Instagram. Not even a week after letting Tekashi 6ix9ine know that people outside of prison will want him dead if he ever sees the streets again, he returns with a wild take on the Jussie Smollett situation.

With it becoming clearer that the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Smollett may have been a hoax, Boosie shared a take on Instagram stating “That DICK A MAKE U DO SOME CRAZY SHIT SMH DONT BLAIM HIM #itspowerful.”

Many flooded the comments of the Louisiana rapper suggesting that it was a reveal of his sexuality, however, Boosie reaffirms that he is a heterosexual male in an Instagram Live session where he showed love to the Empire actor for having to live with the weight of being a gay Black man. He would also go on to edit his post’s caption to be supportive while putting the love of sex on a side chick, kind of.

HES GOING THROUGH ALOT N WHEN PEOPLE CLICK THEY CLICK .HES A STAR WHO CAME OUT N AMERICA HIS LIFE IS HARD AS HELL HE GOING THROUGHT IT .BLAME THE WORLD NOT HIM 

You can read his fully edited Instagram post below.

The post Boosie Badazz Offers a Wild Take on Jussie Smollett’s Staged Attack appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

DJ Khaled Announces ‘Days of Summer’ Cruise Featuring Cardi B and Post Malone

DJ Khaled announced on Twitter that he will be doing a Days of Summer Cruise with Cardi B and Post Malone as the headlining performers. Khaled is soon to release his Father of Asahd album that features big heavy hitters and we should get a single from the super producers soon.

The cruise is a getaway with fans and he plans to host that the voyage adventure. We should expect new music from all three of them when summer comes around. The cruise is a four-day vacation for anyone who is 18 and up. The cruise will start on June 28 and will depart from Miami, Florida going to the Bahamas and coming back to Miami on July 1.

Other musical appearances will soon to be announced once closer to date. The cruise will include panel discussions, comedy shows, pool parties, a casino and more. Cabins are on sale now by clicking here.

The post DJ Khaled Announces ‘Days of Summer’ Cruise Featuring Cardi B and Post Malone appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Michael Rapaport Criticizes Meek Mill’s NBA All-Star Performance, Labels Him a ‘Trash Rapper’

Actor Michael Rapaport is known for his raging antics on social media ranging from modern-day reality television, hints of politics, and Hip-Hop culture. Considered to a portion of the Hip-Hop community as a type of “hip-hop head” the Higher Learning actor recently took to Twitter to criticize Meek Mill’s NBA All-Star weekend performance by subjectively denouncing Mill as being a top Philadelphia rapper and labeled him as being a “trash rapper.”

This past weekend, Meek Mill opened the performance portion of the 2019 NBA All-Star game show at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina by performing a set of hit songs including “Intro,” “Uptown Anthem, “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro),” and the Drake infused “Going Bad.”

Rapaport’s rant starts off with a rhetorical question regarding Meek Mill’s hearing sense, accusing the “100 Summers” rapper of rhyming off beat. “Meek Mill have a hearing problem? Because he rhymes off the actual beat on everything he’s on. Literally off the beat, like NoFlow,” he tweeted. “Meek Mill, great story. Great look. Trash rapper. Sorry,” he continued.

Rapaport took a trip down memory lane and used Meek Mill’s now squashed rap beef with Drake as an example, claiming his response track “Wanna Know” was not a competitive response and was an opportunity for the Philly rapper to showcase his lyrical vigor. “Where I’m from, if you get dragged by DRAKE & don’t respond you’re & always will be WACK. At least make it competitive. Re-Up. Something. People catching feelings, cause you know I’m right about Meek Mill,” he tweeted. “When I say “respond” I mean with something you can listen to more than once. Responding doesn’t mean “gobble,wobble,throttle.”

He continued the rant with a self-apology and joked about his hopes of seeing Meek Mill pursuing his success by rapping on beat in the future and eventually responded to replies with a subjective claim stating Mill presently does not rank in the top 20 list of rappers from Philadelphia. “I’m sorry seeing Meek Mill perform entirely off beat AGAIN, this time at the All Star Game, got me in my feelings (Pun intended). I started by saying he’s gonna do good things in real life, just hopefully on beat,” tweets Rapaport. “Anyone of you Hip Hop Bloggers, writers and Podcasters mad about about my #MeekMill reality never been to the Rooftop. Not one of you cornballs know what Im talking about,” added Rapaport. He continued, “Meek Mill isn’t even a top 20 Rapper from Philadelphia & you guys are mad at me?”

The actor went on to attempt to validate his hip-hop card by sharing a photo of himself with the renowned Philly rapper, which features his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj accusing critics of defending Meek Mill and not having knowledge about one of Hip-Hop earliest female MCs, Sparky D. “All Hip Hop Bloggers & Culture Critics Who Know all about Hip Hop but have Know Idea who Sparky D is, not one of you is on my level with any of this shit, he added. ” According to Rapaport, not even his own wife agrees with his opinion about the rap status of Meek Mill. “My Wife doesn’t agree with my opinions on #MeekMill either & I just told she can kiss my ass also.”

While Rapaport’s sole opinion may be that of a “classic hip-hop head,” there is a great chance hip-hop fans who are core supporters of modern day rappers such as Meek Mill will beg to differ. This notes what the modern day hip-hop lover considers to be lyrical and also raises the question if rapping on beat molds a modern-day lyricist. There is also a side of classic hip-hop lovers who may find qualms with Rapaport’s suggestion, considering the areas of mass appeal and record sales as factors of hitting any top rapper list.

The post Michael Rapaport Criticizes Meek Mill’s NBA All-Star Performance, Labels Him a ‘Trash Rapper’ appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

The Source Black History Icon of the Day: Tupac Amaru Shakur

The Source has been profiling Black History Icons for the entire month of February, ranging from heavy-hitters in sports like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Muhammad Ali, to the beautiful and wise Maya Angelou who blessed us with her activism as much as she did with her poetry. Today, we look at one that holds a special place for us as a Hip-Hop publication: rapper, actor and all-around visionary Tupac Amaru Shakur.


“It seems the rain’ll never let up /
I try to keep my head up…and still keep from gettin’ wet up /
You know it’s funny when it rains it pours /
They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor /
Said it ain’t no hope for the youth and the truth is…
…It ain’t no hope for the future.”

— 2Pac, “Keep Ya Head Up” (1993)


Known simply by his stage name 2Pac — a moniker that lead to others such as “Pac,” “Makaveli” and often, yet arguably, “The Greatest Rapper of All Time” — the multifaceted entertainer lived for 25 years on this Earth before being taken down in his prime due to gun violence spearheaded by the “East Coast vs. West Coast” rap war that also claimed the life of his adversary, The Notorious B.I.G. In his lifetime, Tupac would release four critically-acclaimed solo rap albums, including the debut LP 2Pacalypse Now in 1991 that featured a classic cut called “Brenda’s Got a Baby,” 1993’s Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z… that included his signature song “Keep Ya Head Up” that gave us the featured quote seen above, Me Against the World in 1995 that gave him his first Billboard 200 chart-topper and is considered the best work of his life and finally All Eyez on Me, the first double-disc album in the history of Hip-Hop which was released exactly seven months prior to his murder in 1996. Each of these projects individually helped mold Pac into the revered legend that we recognize him as today, and his memory has only grown in the 23 years since he died by continuing to influence a countless number of rappers after him and individuals from all walks of life.



He wasn’t just an ill MC, either; Tupac starred in hit ’90s films like Juice in 1992 with Omar Epps (seen above), Poetic Justice a year later in 1993 alongside pop queen Janet Jackson, Above the Rim in 1994 with Duane Martin and even on television in 1993 alongside lifelong friend Jada Pinkett Smith in her co-starring series A Different World. After his death, three posthumously-released films arrived in theaters, starting with Bullet just one month after his demise in 1996, plus the 1997 releases of both Gridlock’d and Gang Related, respectively. It’s also widely-known that John Singleton wrote the 2001 film Baby Boy with Tupac as the first choice to play the main character Jody (later replaced by Tyrese), and it’s been said that he even read for Samuel L. Jackson’s role as Master Mace Windu in the 1999 sci-fi hit film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. In addition to his strong stance on politics, both in the lyrics of his biggest songs and in reaction to his many real-life run-ins with the law, there’s really no telling what the future could’ve held for such an astounding figure in Black History. Dare we say, President Pac?



His full life was immortalized in the 2017 biopic All Eyez on Me, with budding actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. playing the title role, and most recently in last year’s 10-episode anthology series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. that aired on USA Network and starred Marcc Rose as the bandana-bearing rap legend. With as many as three unreleased albums currently in the works from his official estate, we have yet to see or hear the last from our dearly-missed brother. While his memory is eternal, we’ll always miss the even greater man that he would’ve become in the physical.

R.I.P always, Pac.


The post The Source Black History Icon of the Day: Tupac Amaru Shakur appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

The Nigerians Flip on Jussie Smollett, Says They Even Rehearsed Attack

The Jussie Smollett drama just gets weirder and weirder.

At the end of January, all of Black America was up in arms about the alleged attack on one of the cast members from the hit FOX series, Empire. Support came far and wide, even getting a response from the president, as people were aghast at Jussie Smollett’s racially and homophobic fueled beating outside of a Chicago Subway restaurant by two men yelling “Its MAGA Country” at 2am in the morning. See… even typing it… it sounds like an episode from the urban music soap opera.

The story goes, there were about two frightening letters sent to the network with a threat about Smollett. Weeks later, on the coldest day of the year, Smollett decided that he wanted to get some Subway (a tuna sandwich) to eat. While approaching the restaurant, he was attacked by two mysterious MAGA loving men who beat him up, poured bleach on him and also put a noose around his neck. Smollett did not originally call the police, but when he did, he was less than cooperative and did not hand over his phone. When he finally handed the phone over, he had edited messages and numbers. Shortly after this, a Robin Roberts’ interview and a whole lot of sympathy, the two Africans are picked up and the truth is seeping out.

Read More: Two Suspects Arrested in Jussie Smollett Hate Crime Attack

Now with the release of new evidence, few are inclined to believe the actor/ singer.

Last week, we heard that two Nigerian brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, were taken in as suspect. Big, Black and buff, they are far from what you expect when you hear “MAGA” mania. Still, people gave the whole situation the benefit of the doubt, as surely Smollett is not that attention crazed to fake everything.

Read More: Chicago PD Intend to Charge Jussie Smollett if a False Report Was Filed

TMZ now reports, that the two Nigerian brothers have flipped on Smollett.  Days before “the incident” took place, the two men met up with Smollett and actually rehearsed and filmed a practice beat down. According to investigative site, the two brothers told law enforcement that they even drove around with Smollett to scout the location, finding one not far from the actor’s apartment.  The young men tell authorities that though Smollett wanted it to be a “physical thing,” the didn’t want to get hurt.

The two young men might have hurt him if they were serious. One was actually Smollett’s trainer at a gym.

Read More: Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ Hospitalized After Targeted in Hate Crime

The post The Nigerians Flip on Jussie Smollett, Says They Even Rehearsed Attack appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Happy 54th Birthday To Hip Hop Mogul Dr. Dre!

Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, he was an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend being described is none other than Dr. Dre.

Andre Romelle Young was born in  Compton, California on February 18, 1965. He was the first child born to Theodore and Verna Young. His father had a history in music and was a member of an amateur R&B group called The Romells from which Dre gets his middle name.

In 1986, Dre met O’Shea Jackson aka Ice Cube while collaborating on some music for Ruthless Records. Ruthless Records was famous record label founded by N.W.A. member Eazy-E and west coast rapper Ice-T. These two are widely credited with starting the gangster rap movement in the West Coast.  This meeting, and the addition of MC Ren birthed one of the greatest music groups of all time, N*ggaz With Attitude.

After a disagreement with Eazy-E, Dre decided to leave N.W.A. to build his own musical empire. Due to advice given to him by his close friend and fellow rapper, The D.O.C. and his body guard at the time, Suge Knight, Dre became the flagship artist of Death Row Records, a label started by Knight in 1992. On Death Row Records, Dre released his first solo album titled The Chronic. This album cemented Dr. Dre’s place as one of the top rappers out of California.  While working with Death Row, Dre produced the majority of new artist Snoop Dogg’s music helping him in his rise to super stardom, along with tracks for 2Pac who was also a label member.

In ’96 due to a disagreement between Knight and Dre, Dre left Death Row to build his own label called Aftermath Records. This changed the path of Dre’s career forever. The growth began when the head of Interscope Records, immy Iovine, suggested that Dre sign white rapper Eminem. The success of Eminem’s music made Dr. Dre not only one of the most respected rapper/producers in the game but also one of the more powerful moguls.

Dr. Dre was set to release his third album Detox in 2007 but decided to not and instead produce for other artists. Since then Dre has been mostly behind the scenes shaping the current state of rap music. Most recently he produced the uber-successful N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which has created a rise in N.W.A. support from a new generation. His third studio album, Compton, was released shortly after the film and finally ended the long wait for more work from Dre.

The life and career of Dr. Dre is one that has been able to make Rap and Hip Hop what they are today. Without his influence, who knows where rap music would be today. From everyone at The Source, Happy Birthday Dr. Dre, may you have many more success filled years.

The post Happy 54th Birthday To Hip Hop Mogul Dr. Dre! appeared first on The Source.

Click Here to Discuss in the Forums

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •