Shots were fired outside a Nas, ScHoolboy Q, and Flying Lotus concert at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater last night. The shooting, which injured three people, forced the venue to be shut down as law enforcement searched for a black male with a rifle. No arrests have been made, although ScHoolboy was detained by Jefferson County Police. Read More
Following an epic episode of The Combat Jack Show where he responded to Funk Flex’s accusations of being irrelevant and a lousy businessman, Damon Dash has wasted no time in continuing his onslaught against Hot 97’s most prominent DJ and his boss, Ebro Darden. In an interview with Hip Hop Motivation, Dame took aim at Hot 97’s programming director by detailing a recent encounter with him.
It’s no secret that Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper are more than friends…they are exceptional collaborators. Such is evident from the tracks “They Don’t Like Me” (from Gambino’s Royalty mixtape), “Favorite Song” (from Chance’s Acid Rap project), and the most recent “The Worst Guys” (from ‘Bino’s Because The Internet album). After revealing Chance’s ‘lost’ verse from “The Worst Guys,” at this weekend’s Governors Ball festival, ‘Bino took to Twitter to announce the pair’s plans to release a collaborative EP.
The A3C Hip-Hop Festival has once again joined forces with iHipHop Distribution to release the fourth compilation in their series, A3C Volume 4, on October 7, 2014. Hit the jump for more info and to find out how to submit your music for consideration on this year’s compilation.
In all of human culture there is no event more tragic than the funeral of a loved one. It is a time where family and friends gather to pay respect to the memory of the deceased and bond together over shared loss and grief. Unfortunately, funerals are also a time where long-held feuds between family members occasionally boil over and overshadow the somber event. This is what happened this past Saturday, March 29th at a funeral held in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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