Ever since mixtapes became a prominent fixture in hip-hop in the late-90s, artists and labels have tried various methods to make the release of albums feel more momentous. There have been special editions with extra songs, collector editions and even multiple covers like with Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Nothing however comes close to how the Wu-Tang Clan is planning to distribute their forthcoming album, The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin (not to be mistaken for the Clan’s forthcoming A Better Tomorrow). Read More
In June of last year, Lil’ Wayne stopped by the set of Jimmie Kimmel Live to promote I Am Not A Human Being II. During his interview he said, “I want to retire after Tha Carter V, which I hope would be my last album.” If you were hoping that he would change his mind you are in no such luck. Read More
We reported over the weekend about the backlash Nicki Minaj incurred because of her choice of cover art for the song “Lookin A*s N*ggas” from her forthcoming album The Pink Print. After removing the cover art and offering an apology to the offended parties you would think Nicki was in the clear and the discussion would turn to whether her song was actually good or not. However, it appears that Young Money’s First Lady will have no such luck. Read More
With A3C Volume 3 hitting stores at midnight, iHipHop Distribution is unveiling the entire compilation for fans across the globe to stream. Hit the jump to check out the entire 54-track album that features some of the dopest new artists in the game, including Deniro Farrar, Cam Meekins, Scotty ATL, Alex Wiley, Azizi Gibson, Black Dave, Hardo, Ken Rebel, and more. Read More
File this in the “Why Wasn’t I There?” section. Two of comedy’s biggest names shared the stage early Tuesday morning in an impromptu performance at New York City’s Comedy Cellar. Throughout the week the two have performed separately at the Cellar, trying out new material; Rock because he’s preparing for an new standup special, and Chappelle because…well, who knows, just be thankful he’s still doing standup. After performing solo for about 45 minutes, Dave Chappelle was joined by Chris Rock who took the stage to tell the audience, “Aw, you lucky motherf*ckers.” Read More
Atlanta rapper Young Vito, the man accused of killing Bricksquad rapper Slim Dunkin in December 2011, was acquitted of murder charges earlier today but sentenced to 25 years in prison on an aggravated assault charge.
Everyone expected Lil Wayne to catch some flack for outright dissing the star players of the Miami Heat, but no one was expecting Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell to air out Tunechi in his Miami New Times blog. Read More
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. Read More