T.I’s Hustle Gang self-introduces themselves to the world on this compilation mixtape titled G.D.O.D, hosted by DJ Drama and DJ MLK. The Hustle Gang lineup includes T.I., B.o.B. Iggy Azalea, Young Dro, Trae Tha Truth, Travi$ Scott, Big Kuntry King, Doe B, Chip, and Kris Stephens. Also featured on the project is Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, French Montana, David Banner, Juicy J, Mystikal, Young Chop, FKi, and more. Download it here and listen below.
To quote J. Cole, “It’s just one of those nights.” Riding off the success of “Power Trip,” the Dreamvillain claims this season is his with “Cole Summer.” Sampling Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s 1998 collaboration Nothing Even Matters, the Roc Nation MC delivers a soulful record displaying his keen skill for storytelling. J. Cole’s sophomore album Born Sinner arrives June 25th. Download the Truly Yours 2 EP now.
After much deliberation, Iggy Azalea has inked a solo deal with Island Def Jam. The announcement comes just two months after the Australian rapper signed with Mercury Records in the UK. Despite not officially being on T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint through their deal with Atlantic Records, Iggy clarified that she still reps "Hustle Gang" and will appear on the upcoming G.D.O.D.: The Introduction compilation. [See More]
The day is finally here. Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y celebrate 4/20 by releasing their oft-delayed Live In Concert EP. The 6-track project includes For Her, a soulful sampled cut which displays Wiz and Spitta’s chemistry we’ve witnessed in recent years. You can purchase your copy on iTunes as it’s the current No. 1 album on iTunes’ album charts. The news for Taylor Gang fans gets better. Wiz Khalifa kicked off this weekend by announcing he’ll be teaming up with A$AP Rocky for this summer’s Under the Influence of Music 2013 tour. They will be joined by a heavy supporting cast of B.o.B, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Berner, Chevy Woods, and Smoke DZA. Wiz and Rocky made their announcement via a video clip, with tour dates and ticket details to come soon.
Last week, Drake revealed that two records were coming this week. We got the first one earlier (DJ Khaled’s No New Friends), now here’s the R&B cut, Girls Love Beyoncé, with James Fauntleroy. The slow melodic offering finds the Toronto artist cleverly implementing Destiny Child’s “Say My Name” as singer/songwriter Fauntleroy comes through with a piercing hook. Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib, the song was first performed back at last year’s OVO Fest in Toronto.
Remember Drake? Of course you do. Started From the Bottom, which just dropped February 6th, has already sold one million copies as of this week. It is Drake's eighth song to go platinum; his first was 2009's Best I Ever Had. Drake also has four Gold-selling singles.This week, his last album, Take Care, also moved 4,700 copies, pushing it into double-platinum territory. The record has sold 2 million copies since its released in November 2011. Drake's debut LP Thank Me Later stands at around 1.8 million in sales, not quite as successful as its successor. Drake's third studio album — "Started From the Bottom" was its lead single—is entitled Nothing Was the Same. It doesn't have a release date as of yet.
Bad Boy Records' own Cassie makes her return with her latest mixtape called RockaByeBaby which contains 13 new records with features from Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Fabolous, Meek Mill, French Montana, Too Short, Jeremih and Ester Dean. Meanwhile production from Mike Will Made It, Young Chop, Rob Holladay, Da Internz and more. Download the entire project here. Enjoy.
Uh oh…when Jay-Z gets mad enough or inspired enough to record an impromptu song at 9pm on a Weds night in New York City… we all win! And this morning, the Hot97 Morning Show teamed up with Jay-Z’s LifeAndTimes site to share the results. A heated editorial called “Open Letter.” According to Hot97′s Ebro, Hov was disgusted by the fact that when tuning into CNN, the controversy surrounding him and wife Beyonce’s Cuba trip was the lead story over an international crisis like the North Korean political threat. So he recruited Swizz Beats and Timbaland on a beat, and spat some fire and venom. Clearly, another thing thats been “grinding Jay-Z’s gears” is the discussion about the value of his stake in the Brooklyn Nets now that he is selling that percentage to gain his sports agency accreditation.
You won't catch Dame Dash dancing in music videos anymore, but he still has plenty to talk about. His interview on The Combat Jack Show dropped this morning, and he discusses everything. They start out talking about his four children and how he balanced street life and private school, then move onto his experiences in the music and fashion industries, President Obama, how he's fared since separating from Jay-Z, and much more. Listen to the entire two hour interview below.
New Jersey lyricist Rich Graham aka Filthy Rich is our new artist of the week and is taking the rap world by storm with new latest street album The Money Graham. The project is full of dope lyrics, hard-hitting production and catchy hooks. Now located in Atlanta, Rich has just released the visuals directed by Michael Escobar for his single Hilary Banks (Stupid Money). Download the entire album here and checkout the music video after the jump. [See More]