Boosie's "Touch Down 2 Cause Hell" album in stores and online May 26th!
Gang members say they have made a truce in order to fight for justice for Freddie Gray. CNN's Don Lemon speaks to them in Baltimore.
As the Baltimore riots rage over the death of Freddie Gray, The Telegraph looks at a timeline of recent US police shootings involving black victims
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Rihanna stars in her very first Puma ad since being named creative director for the brand.
Moreso than ever, brands are looking for ambassadors that have a large reach on social media, and if you're looking for Instagram followings, you could do a hell of a lot worse than Rihanna.
RiRi was named creative director of the clothing brand last year, but hadn't actually appeared in an official advertisement for the company until today. Decked out in all Puma everything, from her visor to her shoes, Rihanna should help Puma in its quest to compete in the recent resurgence of athletic leisure gear.
Puma tweeted out the image this morning, introducing a brand new shoe in the process. You can have a look at what is the first in what will surely be countless adds featuring the singer over the next year.
Meanwhile we're still waiting for R8 to surface.
Wale spoke to students at Fredrick Douglas High School following the riots in Baltimore.
Being from D.C., Wale felt pretty close to the racially-charged riots going on in Baltimore, so he decided to visit the city to show his support, and offer guidance to the youth at Fredrick Douglas High School.
The rapper made it his task to make sure the children did not buy into the media's portrayal of black protesters as "thugs". “These are the young leaders of tomorrow. They have to look in the mirror and see something better than what they’re being perceived as on TV," he said. "Even if it’s gonna take me, or whoever, to come down here and talk to them and give them some energy and let ‘em know that that’s not how I see them, that’s not how we see them, that’s not how the good people of Washington D.C. see them.”
On top of giving a speech at the high school, the rapper also joined them on a march to city hall. View some clips of his address, as well as a news interview in the school parking lot below.
Diddy says he's hitting the road soon.
It looks like Diddy is hitting the road again. On Wednesday afternoon, the Bad Boy CEO made his way by the Ellen Show to announce an upcoming world tour.
“I’m gonna go and do a world tour,” said Puff. “I’m not gonna hit a lot of places, but the places that I am gonna hit, it’s important for me because it’s probably my last time touring.”
Diddy is currently working on an upcoming album titled MMM (Money Making Mitch) and is producing new music for some of the biggest artists, including Kanye West, The Weeknd, Pusha T, and more.
Check out the tour announcement below.
Lil Wayne stopped by ESPN's Highly Questionable with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones for a little Q&A. During the sit down, Tune and Papi rapped "HYFR" together. Watch the hilarious clip above.
If you're not a TIDAL subscriber, you might be one now. JAY Z has just announced that he will be playing an exclusive B-Side concert on May 13. The concert—which will only be open to attended by TIDAL subscribers—will include songs Hov has never performed and will be streamed exclusively on TIDAL.com.
To gain access to the concert, members will have to create a playlist and share them on Twitter to be entered into the concert for a chance to win two free tickets to the upcoming show being held in New York City. Your tweets have to include the #TIDALXJAYZ hashtag and you must be 18+ to enter.
What songs do you think Hov should perform at the concert?
Trinidad James feels "Palm Trees" make California on his brand new summer time-ready single.
Listen to the Cavie-produced track below and grab it on iTunes.
With Snoop Dogg's BUSH just two weeks away, the OG shares the tracklisting to his upcoming 13th studio LP.
Uncle Snoop tapped Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, T.I., Gwen Stefani, and the legandary Stevie Wonder on his forthcoming effort. The album will also feature the lead singles "Peaches N Cream" alongside Charlie Wilson as well as the latest offering, "So Many Pros."
BUSH—executive produced by Pharrell Williams—arrives in stores May 12 and is available for pre-order on iTunes now.
In a brand new REVOLT documentary called Entering The Cocoon - K Dot's go-to producers (and engineer) break down the science and the creation process behind To Pimp A Butterfly.
From the skillful jazz vibrations of Terrace Martin to Digi+Phonics' Tae Beast, Sounwave and the superbly sonically-inclined MixedByAli - they all share their insight into what inspired the album, and where the original spark came from.
Watch the entire thing up top.
With his The Iron Way mixtape making its rounds, T-Pain teams with director Sher Toor to offer an inside look into his life – both on and off stage.
Bigger Than Pain follows the career of T-Pain from the UK leg of his 2014 “I Am T-Pain” concert tour to his creative life off stage. It also reveals how the ambitious 30 year old with two Grammy Awards and over 50 top ten singles under his belt navigates the triumphs and pitfalls of his successful career.
Stoicville: The Phoenix, coming soon. We hope.
Mannie Fresh sheds some light on his work on Lil Wayne's "Carter V."
Months have gone by at this point with no sign of or info on Lil Wayne's long-awaited Carter V. With no release date in sight, we're forced to scrape together details about the project and pray for the best. We do know that Wayne worked with Mannie Fresh for the first time in about a decade on the project, and in a new interview, the veteran producer shares a few details on the project.
"We kinda went back to that original Cash Money feel, like you know what I'm saying, what you grew up on. Like, the Mannie Fresh sound that you knew Wayne and Mannie did, the chemistry. So it's more of that original, that first Carter."
That being said, Fresh still has no idea when this thing will come out: "We're still waiting to see what happens with that album"
Nelly is trying to get that country music money. We all remember the success he had with Tim McGraw on Over & Over, as well as his feature on Florida Georgia Line’s Cruise. Now he’s taking it a step further and releasing a full fledged Country EP. Speaking with Billboard, Nelly’s manager J. Erving had this to say:
“He’s a free agent on the label side now, and is working on a country-based ‘Heartland’ EP, which should be really interesting. He may be one of the first hip-hop artists to jump into that space in an authentic way with Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, so we think he has an opportunity to grow that base even more.”
Rico will finally drop his debut album, Turn The Lights On, on May 19th. After revealing its first single "Somebody Else," he now brings a pair of musicians who are all-too-familiar with public splits - Usher and Wiz Khalifa - to lend their two cents on its remix.
It's been a great, blessed year for young K Dot. From releasing his Billboard chart topping sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly - to receiving praises from the God MC Rakim and throwing out the first pitch at a Dodgers game, Kendrick has owned 2015.
Now, the Compton emcee is gracing the cover of Mass Appeal's Issue #56, due to hit stands soon. Photographer Chris Buck shot the cover image, and according to them:
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