Pharrell returns with more visuals from his G I R L album. This one is dope.
Lorde makes a return with a brand new single called “Yellow Flicker Beat” which will appear on the soundtrack to the new Hunger Games movie.
T.D. Jakes, the famed preacher, author and film maker, has announced that he plans to take legal action against an unauthorized sample on the remix of “Holy Ghost” from his new album Seen It All.
The exact nature of the legal action has not been determined.
Jakes revealed the move on his Facebook page, stating the following:
SPECIAL NOTICE: The ‘Holy Ghost’ remix by Jeezy featuring Kendrick Lamar was produced without the knowledge or consent of T.D. Jakes, TDJ Enterprises, Dexterity Music or its associated companies. We are taking the necessary legal actions to stop the unauthorized use of T.D. Jakes’ intellectual property.
The sample stems from a speech from Jakes called “Don’t Let The Chatter Stop You.”
In it, Jakes says, “To tell myself, I’m still on fire. I’m under attack, but I’m still on fire. I got some chatter, but I’m still on fire. I got some threat, but I’m still on fire. I got some liabilities, but I’m still on fire. If it’s not amazing that I’m on fire. I’ve been to hell and back, but I’m still on fire.”
The “Holy Ghost” remix features Kendrick Lamar.
With Iggy Azalea killing the charts, Nicki Minaj dropping a much talked about video, Lil Kim releasing her mixtape, and Remy Ma returning home from prison, female rap saw one of its biggest summers in years. Of course when a veteran femcee is being interviewed the subject of women in the game comes up.
That was the case recently for Rah Digga. The former Flipmode Squad member spoke with ThisIs50, and she was asked about some of her rap peers. After giving a shout out to Remy and suggesting she does a little research about the current music scene, Digga expressed she is not a fan of Iggy.
“Iggy Azalea, I can’t really get into her. Because it’s just not real to me,” explains Digga. “There is a white girl from Australia that spits in an Australian accent, and her name is Chelsea Jane. That I can get into. Teach me Australian Hip Hop culture. Don’t come to America and try to convince me that you’re Gangsta Boo… We’re not going to believe you if you’re trying to convince us that you’re out here trap shooting.”
Digga also supported Nicki’s speech at the BET Awards where the Young Money member seemed to call out rappers that don’t write their own lyrics.
“That’s the problem. They’re too many passes being given,” stated Rah. “When did it become wrong to call out people that don’t write their own rhymes? When did that become a crime in Hip Hop?”
She later added, “I don’t consider [Iggy] Hip Hop. I listen to her album. Everything that I hear on there is everything but that… Hip Hop is representative of this: to inform and empower inner city youth. I’m fine with anybody’s race, creed, or color participating, but don’t ever forget what it was created for in the first place.”
Watch Rah Digga’s interview below.
When Apple bought out Beats Electronics and the streaming service Beats Musicearlier this year, it seemed the $3 billion price tag was partly because the name “Beats” had become a star in its own right. But according to Tech Crunch, the name “Beats Music” may disappear in the near future.
The site first reported five different sources claim Apple was shutting down Beats Music altogether and moving its employee to other projects in the company. Apple has refuted that claim and suggests the Beats Music may just be rebranded.
Josh Constine for Tech Crunch writes:
Apple has told TechCrunch that our report of Beats being shut down “is not true”, but sources familiar with the situation tell Re/code that Apple “may, however, modify [Beats Music] over time, and one of those changes could involved changing the Beats Music brand.” This aligns with what my sources said, which is that the Beats Music brand will be shut down, but that it’s unclear what Apple wants to do in streaming music. It seems quite possible that the Beats Music product could be rolled into iTunes rather than being ‘shuttered’, but that’s semantics.
Beats jumped into the music streaming service prior to the Apple buyout. According to reports, Apple was more interested in the Beats headphones and pulling in co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine than the streaming application.
In May, Beats Music was reported to only have around 100,000 subscribers, and it has not become available overseas. The service is currently competing against Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Rdio, Rhapsody, and Apple’s own iTunes Radio.
Loso performed at the famed BB Kings last night in NYC, and to celebrate, brought out a few Brooklynite friends to help him on stage, including Bobby Shmurda, Lil Kim and Street Fam/Desert Storm PNC Red Cafe. Catch some of the footage of that up top.
Speaking of Red Cafe & Fab, check out the visuals for Mr. What Else's "Pretty Gang," although it's best to watch on mute. Just saying.
Bad news for A$AP Mob fans. It looks like the Mob's official debut album, L.O.R.D. has been scrapped for reasons unknown. Posting on his personal Tumblr and replying to a fan, A$AP Yams wrote the following:
tvhjabloh said: You my dude and A$AP Is my fav rap / fashionable But where is LORD X FLACKO ALBUM
L.O.R.D. IS SCRAPPED
FLACKO JODYE SEASON THIS FALL
Whether this is indefinitely or not remains to be seen, but for now, you can enjoy some of the joints they've released already, including "Xscape," "Hella Hoes," and a cipher on Hot 97's heavy-handed button pusher.
Now, when are we getting that 'Riot Rave' project?
With her "Pretend" video with A$AP Rocky on the way, Tinashe liberates another track off her forthcoming album, Aquarius, due out October 7th.
Press play on the Dev Hynes-assisted "Bet" below. Pre-orders for Aquarius are available on iTunes.
Nearly ten years after dropping her multi-platinum debut The Dutchess, the Black Eyed Peas leading lady returns with her new single "L.A.LOVE (La La)" produced by DJ Mustard.
For the past couple years the Oklahoma City Thunder sharp-shooting superstar has been, well, trolled online by the Based God, who supposedly put a hex on Kevin three years ago...
Lil B From The Pack ✔ @LILBTHEBASEDGOD
Well, during an NBA 2K15 launch party in New York last week, Kevin seemingly wanted to call a truce between he and Lil B.
Maroon 5 dropped their new album, V, earlier this month, and they've enlisted the talents of one Jermaine Cole to update the current single. Listen to it below.
Sh*t, Quan and Lil Lil Wayne follow up "Lifestyle" with a new single (and its accompanying set of visuals) that speaks on the troubles going on in the world todaymoney, hoes and clothes because, naturally, that's all they know.
Quan is also working on a new video for his single "Blah Blah Blah." Check out a behind-the-scenes look at that clip below.
Last week, Kendrick Lamar dropped off his new single "i" to mixed reviews. No matter what side of the fence you rest your cap, the fact is.. the single is real, so you'll just have to deal with it (or continue to enjoy it).
Shortly after premiering the song on Power106, K. Dot spoke with Big Boy about the creation of the Rahki-produced record. Revealing he actually met with Ron Isley in person to clear The Isley Brother's "Who's That Lady" sample and to receive his personal approval.
Fresh off his performance of "Love Me Harder" alongside Ariana Grande on Saturday Night Live and dropping his "King Of The Fall" video, The Weeknd returns with the fall lookbook for his XO clothing line.
As you all should know, Outkast held a three-day stint in their hometown as part of their#ATLast show series. A weekend that saw performances from Raury, Childish Gambino, 2 Chainz, Janelle Monae, Killer Mike, Bun B and more.
One of the more favorable surprises though was when Erykah Badu took a break from trolling news reporters to join "baby daddy" 3 Stacks and Big Boi for an ultra-rare performance of "Humble Mumble." Check out the fan-captured footage below.
Curren$y and his crew surprise fans with a brand-new freelease of tracks, following in the same footsteps of their last No Limit-inspired project Organized Crime. Stream and grab the thirteen-track mixtape, with features from Spitta, Young Roddy, LE$, T.Y., Corner Boy P, Smoke DZA and more, down bottom.
With Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan's "Lifestyle" quietly being one of the biggest songs of the summer, Birdman's latest Rich Gang acquisitions just put out their brand new mixtape, Tha Tour Pt. 1.
Produced entirely by London On Da Track, Tha Tour pt.1 can be heard in it's entirety below. Stream/download at your own risk.
With less than a month before the release of hit highly-anticipated album OHIO (Oct. 27), Stalley links up with Rick Ross and August Alsina for "One More Shot." UPDATE: Official artwork and audio added.
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