MMG is Rick Ross’s solid contribution to the rap game because it extends the power of his influence to recruit other great street artists to urban radio rotation. His two marquee acts are in a feud that Meek Mill set off on social media by calling Wale corny. Check the tweets after the jump.
DC’s Fat Trel returns with the release of his newest mixtape, entitled Gleesh.
The project includes features from MMG compadres Rick Ross, Rockie Fresh, Stalley, and Wale as well as production from the likes of Young Chop, Harry Fraud and All Star. Read More
Wale stops by the Power 105 studios in NYC for another sit-down with The Breakfast Club. Folarin speaks on his Complex situation, his recent trip to Nigeria, advice from Hov and more.
Skeme releases the visual for his smooth “Ain’t Worried” collabo with Folarin off Ingleworld.
The South’s forgotten man, Yo Gotti, lets go of a free stream of his I Am LP, which is set to drop on November 19.
The project features more notable guests than you may expect, including J. Cole, YG, Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Ne-Yo, Wale, and Meek Mill.
Stream after the jump. Read More
This kid in New York tried to buy a $350 belt at Barney’s and it started a ruckus. Imagine if he’d had that staaaack? Rozay!
In 1938, Alex Steinweiss, an art director for Columbia Records invented the concept of album cover art, making way for epic images that continuously influence pop culture. It’s different now that most listeners stream and download music, which has ignited a market for unique album artwork to differentiate one project from the next. Also, design software is much more accessible and apps like instagram are extremely popular. That accessibility has given artists a bevy of new media to expand greatly the idea of album covers. Artists can create several album covers with a mouse click, and with a simple QR code make them interactive, or create a vine video that gives the viewer a short film in lieu of a traditional static album cover.
So it’s no shock that this year is has delivered dope album covers.
Here is my list of 2013’s Five Best Hip Hop Album Covers, based on: visual aesthetic, concept in relation to album name and theme, and creative execution.
With less than a week to go until the release of Suffering From Success, Khaled has generous enough to leak a good portion of the album, which is akin to the dude that stands on the side of the highway dressed in a giant sandwich costume and hands out coupons for free Subway. However, this cut is actually good. Read More
He gave the business his heart. It gave him the finger. So now Olubowale is back to his simple needs, not focused on the fame and giving the rhymes and clean minimal video to prove it. This slick Toronto short says all about how he’s quietly positioned himself as one of this year’s chart toppers without going the conflict route. Respect.
Sean Kingston shoots a clip for his “Seasonal Love” collabo with Wale off Back 2 Life, which hits stores today.