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.
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.
Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, and Kings of Leon are set to headline the third annual Made In America Festival, which will take place in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, August 30 & 31. Read More