Jay-Z announced that he is moving the publishing rights for his entire to Warner/Chappell after signing a global publishing deal with the company. The deal also gives the company the rights to the entire Roc Nation catalog as well as all of Jay’s future recordings. (more…)
In the latest installment of Life And Times’ “Decoded,” 9th Wonder breaks down the making of his and Jay-Z’s classic track “Threat” from The Black Album. 9th reveals how Jay actually found the sample and also remakes the beat for the camera.
Last week, Lil Wayne was allegedly ejected from a Miami Heat game while cheering for the Laker’s Kobe Byrant. The claim was made via Weezy’s Twitter account although a representative for the Heat denied these accusations, claiming that Wayne made the decision to leave the game on his own. Now, Wayne is making headlines for badmouthing the team during an All-Star Weekend event, even going as far as making personal attacks against Chris Bosh and other team members. (more…)
J. Cole may have taken a brief hiatus from the public eye after the success of 2011′s The Sideline Story, but as of late he’s proved that he never really left. Already releasing a FreeEp this week, Cole followed up today, as promised, with the first single from his forthcoming album, Born Sinner. (more…)
This probably won’t surprise anyone, but DMX was arrested this morning. After going nearly two whole years without a legal issue, the rapper legally known as Earl Simmons, was caught driving without a license in the early hours of the morning. This seems to be pattern for Mr. X who was last arrested for driving recklessly with, you guessed it, a suspended license. I seriously wonder if people were placing bets on this in Vegas. (more…)
After delivering an appreciation letter to his fans via his blog, J. Cole dropped the new FreeEp, Truly Yours, today. Even though the release of Truly Yours was truly unexpected, there’s no way anyone could be mad at some new (let alone free) material from the Prince of the Roc. The whole release sounds like vintage J. Cole, so if you’re a fan you definitely won’t be disappointed with this short listen. (more…)
Is Callius Moon a disturbed individual with a comedic side or does he just have a penchant for hip-hop that defies logic? In one of the most bizarre courtroom defenses ever caught on camera, Moon, a Detroit resident accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend, took the stand to show off his impressive off-the-dome vernacular. Surprised by what he heard, District Judge John Chmura told Moon “that’s good” and actually admitted to being impressed before asking Moon if he will require a court-appointed attorney. Family members of Moon, who also faces charges ranging from destruction of police property to disturbing the peace, claim that he suffers from mental illness. HIt the jump for the outrageous video of what happened in court last week. (more…)
KRNDN, formerly Krondon, of Strong Arm Steady lets lose his first solo studio album, Everything’s Nothing, for Free99. Despite being the same person, KRNDN’s spelling change has also brought forth a change in sound. The mood of this Free LP varies greatly from what we’ve come to except from KNRND; there’s an absence of the West Coast boom-bap sound that SAS has become known for, as the instrumentals tend to be a little more futuristic on this release. Everything’s Nothing features production from the likes Cardo, DJ Khalil, 321 and DJ Dahi. Hit the jump for the track list, previews and the download link. (more…)
Following the release of Jet World Order 2, Curren$y wasted no time gathering the crew together for the mixtape, New Jet City. New Jet City finds Curren$y in the driver’s seat as he navigates a plethora of smooth instrumentals with guests such as Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Jadakiss, Styles P, French Montana, Trinidad James, Young Roddy, Trademark Da Skydiver, Juvenile and more. Hit the jump to check out the track list and preview a few cuts from the ‘tape.
G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi The Prynce returns with the new mixtape, Ivy League: Kick Back. The ‘tape features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Big K.R.I.T., Travis Porter, Yelawolf, Trae Tha Truth, Childish Gambino, and more. (more…)
In anticipation of their upcoming collabo project CZARFACE, Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric drop a set of sick visuals for the track “Air ‘Em Out.” This video is honestly more than I expected from the two and definitely earns its points with The Rebel INS portraying a mafia don of sorts. The CZARFACE project drops February 19th.
Slum Village is back with their first project since last year’s Dirty Slums. For those following the group from it’s inception, the only original member left in SV is T3. Slum Village now consists of T3, J Dilla’s brother, Illa J, and Young RJ. Dirty Slums 2 is hosted by Mick Boogie and features guest appearances from Rapper Big Pooh, Guilty Simpson, Joe Scudda, Fat Ray, and Clear Soul Forces. (more…)
The time is finally right for Pusha T to drop his much anticipated mixtape, Wrath Of Caine. The ‘tape features Pusha spitting prolific fishscale infused rhymes over production by the likes of Kanye West, The Neptunes, Jake One, Harry Fraud and more. Caine also features guest appearances by Rick Ross, French Montana, Wale, Troy Ave and more. (more…)