2 Chainz, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning MC and “One of the Very Best Rappers Alive” (Noisey), confirms his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Rap Or Go To The League, which is A&R’d by LeBron James, is set for a March 1st release on the Def Jam imprint.
The countdown to March 1st is officially on, as Apple Music rolls out the first two trailers for 2 Chainz x LeBron James Rap Or Go To The League, an exclusive in-depth conversation between two of the biggest titans in their respective fields. As long time friends and fans of one another, 2 Chainz and LeBron represent the true intersection of music and sports.
That’s what boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather asked TMZ Sports before he was about to embark on an opulent spending spree in the Gucci store in Beverly Hills last night.
After several celebrities including T.I. and Spike Lee called for a boycott of the iconic brand after the Italy-based company promoted a sweater that resembled a Blackface image, prompting a backlash towards the high-end clothier in the Black community.
Appearing to just purposely go against the grain, Mayweather came out of the Rodeo Drive establishment flaunting several bags of the signature green and red brand.
He added following his stop and shop, “We all know racism still exists but that’s not gonna stop my drive. I’ve got friends from all walks of life and to me of course, black lives matter first … but my thing is this, I’m gonna continue to go out there live life and be happy and positive.”
See the video of his reaction to the boycott below.
According to Roc-A-Fella producer Choke No Joke, the Roc Dynasty came tumbling down due to issues over women and to let Choke tell the story, it all started with Aaliyah.
To be fair, none of this has proven to be factual, but the pictures of Jay-Z with late songstress Aaliyah Haughton before she linked up with Roc-A-Fella exec Dame Dash is worth a thousand words. Similar to how the demise of the label played out in the Roc parody flick Death Of A Dynasty, art was merely imitating life in the case of Roc-A-Fella Records.
In an interview with Star, Choke claims that there were several riffs between Hov and Dame over women and he went as far as to say that Dash actually stole Aaliyah from the Roc-A-fella prez, which eventually led to the demise of the legendary Roc imprint. The former Roc producer also told Star that Dame tried the same thing with Beyoncé, but the future Mrs. Carter wasn’t having any of Dame’s shenanigans.
Atlanta native, Lil Baby never expected his troubled past would lead to a place in the southern Hip-Hop music game.
Once he understood the power of his voice, he “put Atlanta on his back” and hasn’t looked back since. The industry didn’t waste any time dubbing him one of the new hottest artists to watch. After he dropped his mixtape Perfect Timing in April of 2017, he made a quick rise to the forefront. Quickly following his chart booming hit “My Dawg” he recently released debut album Harder Than Ever. Lil Baby hits NYC to show us what it’s like to be in his world. He gets intimate as he discusses family, fashion, music and where he plans to take his success.
In the latest to unfold in the drama of Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, a video has emerged online that possibly may further implicate Tek in some serious federal crimes, including an alleged murder for hire.
In a video recorded in late May, 69 can be seen and heard on the phone with Chief Keef’s cousin Tadoe trying to find out his whereabouts during a visit to NYC. Coincidentally, this call occurred just days before shots were fired at Keef in front of his hotel in NYC.
This could not have come at a worse time, with Tekashi now facing federal charges after being arrested this week for racketeering and firearms among other charges.
How much of a part will this play in Tek’s fed case?
Two days after the confirmation of rap star Mac Miller’s untimely death was from an apparent drug overdose, Vince Staples has paid tribute to Mac Miller, saying, “The good ones always die.”
Miller was found dead at his San Fernando Valley home on September 7. Earlier this week, his cause of death was confirmed to be from “mixed drug toxicity”, with fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol present in his system.
In an interview on Real 92.3’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Staples was asked whether there had been any signs that Miller might suffer an overdose. “He was trying,” he replied.
“All you can ask for is for somebody to try. You can’t always win, you know? Nah, I never seen him dying. He was too happy. But to be honest, the good ones always die. So it makes sense in retrospect, but I was never worried about him.”
Tyga’s worldwide smash “Taste” is officially certified 3X PLATINUM and now he’s got a brand new banger to follow up it’s success!
Tyga’s new single “Dip” featuring Nicki Minaj is another undeniable hit! The visual to the catchy hit reached #1 on iTunes yesterday just hours after it’s release and already has almost 2 million views on YouTube in one day. It’s also currently the #1 song on Spotify’s famous Rap Caviar playlist.
If you’re living under a rock and haven’t listened to “Dip” yet make sure you check out the official song and video right now!
Songstress Ella Mai has been making noise with her smash hit single, so when she touched down in the Big Apple, she had to stop by Hot 97 and chop it up on Ebro In The Morning.
The British native’s “Boo’d Up” single took over the 2018 summer, along with her appearances on TV such as The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Ms. Mai spoke to Old Man Ebro about the success of the song and how DJ Mustard has aided in securing her success.
Ella also discusses her sex tape with Ebro, which she “thought was funny that it was so bootlegged.”
For the overwhelming majority of his career, Clifford “T.I.” Harris has always been involved in some degree of controversy. Whether it was good, bad or indifferent, you could always find the ATL rap king in the eye of the storm. His career, marriage personal life and even legal troubles have been on front street, especially since the popularity of his tribe’s reality show T.I. And Tiny’s Family Hustle.
On his visit to Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning today, T.I. clears the air about a lot of recent occurrences in his life that have made headlines including his almost divorce from Tiny and Dave Chapelle appearing on his new album, Dime Tap. The self-proclaimed King of the South also got into some of the recent occurrences in other people’s lives including Kanye West, whose comments about Donald Trump and his MAGA movement has caused the entire Hip Hop community to distance themselves from him.
Eminem has admitted that he went “too far” after facing widespread criticism for calling Tyler, The Creator a “faggot”.
The rapper hit out at the Odd Future leader on ‘Kamikaze’ track ‘Fall’.
On the track, which was released last month, Eminem raps: “Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch”.
Now, Em’s made a sincere apology for using the homophobic slur. Speaking in the latest episode of his interview with Sway, he says, ““I think the word that I called him on that song was one of the things where I felt like this might be too far.”