As if this headline weren’t ridiculous enough, watch the footage of Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino acting…well, childish. This is all part of a performance meant to hype a crowd in Sydney, Australia and to live precisely in a moment. But, the actor-turned-rapper is often so caught up in his own internet self-awareness (i.e. titling last year’s proper debut Because The Internet) that it’s hard to believe this was all spontaneous. What does he stand to gain from name-dropping? Check the video after the jump.
Dang. All right. I woke up to this. It’s the cover art for Nicki’s new single “Anaconda.” To be clear, we’d never see this on Beyonce’s Instagram and it’s not because Bey has more respect for herself than Nicki does. The Young Money Queen is feeling that pressure to stay in her Starship. Explore the issue after the jump.
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.
Ortiz moonlights as a freestyle rapper when he’s not daylighting as the unassuming quarter of a pretty good rap group. Maybe a switch is in order? A year of these and no one would remember what a Slaughterhouse album is.
What’s better than planning a trip to Dominican Republic with your juicy on-again off-again gf? Making a fly video about it, that’s what. Bodega Bamz infuses this uptown scene with a tap dance flow and true Spanglish comedy flavor. Will be checking for more of his videos, especially if curly hair and driving other people’s luxury cars is a constant.
This dude yo… He’s like 50 Cent liiiiiiiiiiiiite. Super light. Gluten-free, extra nutritious. Plus his vids leave a lot to be desired. But he’s making music a lot so he’s got that going for him. I’m just left to wonder where this pusher-from-the-streets-becomes-big-rap-star story arc goes. A mystery for all times.
See that wry smile? The fluttering eye roll? With just one well-timed shoulder bop and hair primp, Nicki Minaj has set off the Antietam of Hip Hop Summer. The
beef steamed fish we’ve all been waiting for.
This morning, Power 105′s newest personality Angie Martinez sat down with the Breakfast Club to talk about her industry shaking move from Hot 97. Angie also touches on turning down a gig on ‘American Idol’ (smart move Angela). Hit the jump to watch the interview.
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.
Recent controversy aside, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s “On The Run” tour (beginning this week in Miami) is on track to become the second most successful tour of all-time (based on per show gross revenue) according to Forbes:
“With a week to go until the opening show in Miami’s SunLife Stadium the tour is on pace to sell almost 1 million tickets, and gross close to $100 million.”
El-P and Killer Mike have announced August Tour Dates in support of their “Run The Jewels” project.
The duo will hit festivals such as Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Music Fest Northwest during the swing. Hit the jump for dates.