Ray J is reportedly in talks with members of the Trump Administration to spring Suge Knight from prison. According to the Daily Mail, an insider close to the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star says he wants Donald Trump to pardon Knight because the former Death Row CEO has learned his lesson. The source reportedly […]

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Earl Sweatshirt has surprised fans with his Feet Of Clay EP, which arrives just under a year after his Some Rap Songs album was released. The seven-track project features collaborations with Mach-Hommy and Mavi. “FOC is a collection of observations and feelings recorded during the death throes of a crumbling empire,” Earl said in a […]

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Los Angeles, CA – Juice WRLD was slapped with a $15 million lawsuit by the now-defunct band Yellowcard on Monday (October 21). The pop-punk group claims he copied their 2006 song “Holly Wood Died” when he created his mega-hit “Lucid Dreams.” According to Billboard, Yellowcard accuses Juice of copying “melodic elements” from their record. They are […]

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Los Angeles, CA – There’s a whole team of people behind every illustrious artist making sure they sound their best — from background singers to session musicians. But what happens when the featured artist collects their royalties? With the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund, non-featured artists are starting to collect their well-deserved royalties. As described in […]

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Hong Kong – Rolling Loud won’t be making its Hong Kong debut in 2019. Festival organizers have announced the cancellation of their upcoming events in West Kowloon due to safety concerns. The festival series was scheduled to host shows with Migos and Wiz Khalifa as headliners on October 19 and 20. But anti-government protests in […]

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New York, NY – Tyga has found a new home for his music. According to a press release, the Grammy Award-nominated rapper has secured a multi-million dollar deal with Columbia Records and officially joined the label’s extensive roster. He’s expected to release fresh material in the very near future. In a recent interview with Variety, […]

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Tyler, The Creator sat down with Rick Rubin for a recent episode of the legendary producer’s podcast, Broken Record. During the conversation, the topic turned to production and the Odd Future alum declared Eminem didn’t exactly have an ear for choosing good beats. “Some people who hear a smooth beat like, ‘I’ma going fuckin’ yell on […]

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Atlanta, GA – The A3C Festival & Conference and iHipHop Distribution have renewed their partnership for the ninth installment of their annual compilation series. Appropriately titled A3C Volume 9, the project commemorates A3C’s 15-year anniversary as a festival that showcases emerging artists from across the country. Previous editions of the A3C compilation have included numerous future […]

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2 Chainz has made another big business move after purchasing an ownership stake in the A3C Festival. The veteran MC has announced a new partnership between his label T.R.U. and Atlantic Records. “I’m excited on the new venture building from the ground up, my biggest goal is to play a part in changing someone’s life […]

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Gift Of Gab and Chief Xcel — collectively known as Blackalicious — have been on an extensive tour in support of Imani Vol. I.  At the same time, they’ve been celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album NIA, which dropped on August 30, 1999 Quannum Projects. As the tenured Bay Area duo puts the finishing touches on Imani […]

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Below System Records artists Trizz and Sahtyre have teamed up for a collaborative EP titled Hades. The seven-track project features production by Odd Future’s Left Brain, Derek Pope, Cassidy Howell and Burnin Giraph. “When you listen to the sounds me and Trizz create, you feel the depth and hear the darkness,” Sahtyre says in a […]

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Washington, IL – A Washington Community High School student was suspended on Tuesday (September 24) after reciting lyrics to Future‘s platinum-selling single “Draco” off his 2017 eponymous studio album, according to Heart of Illinois ABC. The teenager’s father, Brandon Porter, says his son sang the lyric “Draco in my handbag,” but accidentally replaced “Draco” with […]

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Moreno Valley, California rapper Fze took issue with a recent tweet from Tyler, The Creator that subtly (or perhaps not-so-subtly) dissed Fze’s hometown. “WANTED TO PUBLICLY THANK MY MOM FOR NOT MOVING TO MORENO VALLEY OR THE I.E. IN 2004 LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM LOAS ANGELES DID CAUSE MAN I WOULDVE SUCKED, THANK YOU.” WANTED […]

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RealStreetRadio Premiere – DJ Nykon and fellow producer Illusion — collectively known as the duo Knew Dub Plate — are ready to make their mark. Their gritty inaugural single “All Day” features MCs Lateef The Truthspeaker and Thurst One and reggae artist Winstrong on the hook. Coupled with Nykon and Illusion’s innate abilities to craft […]

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In addition to Drake’s Netflix series “Top Boy” premiering this Friday (Sept. 13), the Scorpion rapper is also blessing fans with a soundtrack. The announcement was made on Tuesday (Sept. 10) through Twitter. “TOP BOY ( a selection of music inspired by the series ) Available everywhere Friday Sept 13th @topboynetflix,” the tweet reads. TOP […]

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New York, NY – A New York Federal judge has ruled The Notorious B.I.G. — and subsequently Rita Ora — were within their legal rights to use the phrase “party and bullshit” in their music. According to Billboard, Judge Robert Katzmann handed down the ruling on Wednesday (September 4) and determined using the words didn’t constitute […]

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Post Malone has dropped his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding, the follow-up to his triple-platinum selling Beerbongs & Bentleys LP. The 17-track project includes the hit singles “Sunflower,” which originally appeared on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack, and “Goodbyes.” Travis Scott, Future, Young Thug, Meek Mill, Swae Lee, SZA, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Halsey and Ozzy […]

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