For what feels like the 300th time, Mason Betha is planning yet another comeback to the Rap game. During a recent interview with Hot 107.9, Ma$e revealed that he is working on a new album set for release in October. The album’s lead single, “Billboard”, features some heavy hitters. Find out who after the jump.
The good people over at Billboard Magazine were kind of enough to provide the less fortunate with footage of the Bonnaroo Festival. After you’re down checking out Danny, head down bottom for highlights of Yelawolf’s set. Read More
Mac Miller made history this week by becoming the first independent artist to reach the top of the Billboard charts on their debut since Tha Dogg Pound in 1995. It’s worth mentioning that Wale sold about 20,000 more units than Mac on his opening week, but was shafted by Justin Bieber’s Christmas album. I guess I can see why Mac earned that number one spot, as he sounds more like the Biebs on Blue Slide Park than the MC on his seminal K.I.D.S. mixtape…Mac wasn’t the only one having a successful week; Tech N9ne sits comfortably at number 21 on the Top 200 with the latest edition to his Collabos series. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as Tech has a rabid fan base, but this ultimately a victory as the album was barely promoted and is basically void of the noteworthy features from his last album, All 6’s and 7’s. Pusha T and Pac Div also did their thing this week with independent releases, both scanning several thousand. Check back next week when Drake. mixtape and Childish Gambino. mixtape are sure to own the charts.
Mac Miller “Ambition” – 144,237 (76% digital) [read review]
Tech N9ne Collabos “Welcome To Strangeland” – 26,222 (29% digital)
Pusha T “Fear Of God II – Let Us Pray” – 8,897 (64% digital) [read review]
Pac Div“The Div” – 2,154 (100% digital)