Those participating in Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Summer have some competition. On Thursday (July 18), Future ignited a rivalry by tweeting his own “Hot Boys Summer” playlist on Spotify. “Check out my #HotBoySummer Playlist on @Spotify,” he wrote. Check out my #HotBoySummer Playlist on @Spotify https://t.co/IvWNi1ypM5 — FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) July 18, 2019 Megan had already […]

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New York, NY – Comedian Dina Hashem has publicly apologized in an Instagram post on Friday after she was scrutinized on social media for mocking the murder of XXXTENTACION during her stand-up act on Comedy Central’s Comedy Cellar show which aired this week. “Is anyone still mourning XXXTENTACION?” Hashem said in the joke. “He’s a […]

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Eminem and Conway The Machine unveiled their new collaborative single “Bang” on Friday (July 19), which comes from Conway’s upcoming God Don’t Make Mistakes album. Conway’s Shady Records boss revealed the artwork and link to the single Twitter that morning. “#BANG with my boy @WHOISCONWAY!” Em wrote. “LISTEN.” #BANG 🔈💥 with my boy @WHOISCONWAY ! […]

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Twitter – BIG3 mastermind Ice Cube was quick to defend his league after The Ringer ran an article written by Rodger Sherman calling the BIG3 players “washed.” “Have you ever wondered what would happen if a seven-time NBA All-Star played in a three-on-three league against a bunch of washed retirees?” The Ringer’s account tweeted on Friday […]

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Tyler, The Creator recently sat down for an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and weighed in on the DJ Khaled Billboard 200 controversy. Khaled was upset Tyler’s album bundles counted toward his total sales while Khaled’s bundles didn’t.  The Odd Future mastermind noted he was particularly proud of himself when IGOR debuted at No. 1, […]

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Los Angeles, CA – The late XXXTENTACION flexes his Jamaican heritage on the new posthumous single, “Royalty.” Produced by past X collaborator JonFX (“Jocelyn Flores”) — who rose to notoriety after crafting Gyptian’s smash “Hold Yuh” — the single is the first taste of the upcoming Bad Vibes Forever LP, which is dropping soon Bad Vibes Forever/EMPIRE. Dipped […]

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Weeks after her baby brother released his ERYS album, Willow Smith has unleashed her own LP — WILLOW onto the world. The eight-track offering features a guest spot from Jaden (who is returning the favor for his own “Summertime in Paris” record), is co-produced with her close friend Tyler Cole and is released Republic and […]

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Atlanta, GA – Rotterdam, Netherlands artist Angelo King has teamed with Waka Flocka Flame for “NO OFF SEASON” — a street anthem off of his upcoming LP Chase. Drenched in hard-hitting production and brimming with motivational undertones, the Sony Music signee notes that the song immediately spoke to the Brick Squad rapper when they first connected. “We […]

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It took 17 years, but Nas has finally released a sequel to his critically acclaimed Lost Tapes. The Lost Tapes 2 features tracks that didn’t make the cut on 2006’s Hip Hop Is Dead, 2008’s Untitled, 2012’s Life Is Good and last year’s Nasir. Nas’ new project is comprised of 16 tracks. Production is handled […]

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Iggy Azalea’s stop-and-start journey to her sophomore album has come to an end. The Australian rapper has dropped her In My Defense LP following years of setbacks and delays. The 12-track album is an independent project released through her Bad Dreams imprint and EMPIRE. The LP features collaborations with Juicy J, Kash Doll, Lil Yachty […]

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Fresh off an appearance on Big K.R.I.T.’s latest album K.R.I.T. Iz Here, Yella Beezy has released a mixtape titled Baccend Beezy. The new tape is the Dallas-bred rapper’s follow-up to Ain’t No Goin’ Bacc, which dropped last November. Beezy’s 15-track project includes collaborations with Quavo, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown, Too $hort, K. Michelle […]

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Dee-1 returns to life as an independent artist with his new album God & Girls. The project is his first studio release since departing RCA Records. The New Orleans-bred rapper’s latest work is comprised of 11 tracks. PJ Morton, Ze11a, Christon Gray, Canon, Jonathan McReynolds and Denisia make guest appearances on the LP. View Dee-1’s […]

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Manhattan, NY – The first defendant in the Tekashi 6ix9ine federal racketeering case has reportedly been sentenced. According to Complex, Judge Paul Engelmayer sentenced Jesnel “Ish” Butler to 60 months in prison on Thursday morning (July 18). Butler admitted he played a role in an April 2018 armed robbery, which the incarcerated rapper allegedly filmed from […]

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Rising R&B singer Dounia has released her debut studio album, THE SCANDAL, on Wednesday (July 17). The 12-track project builds on her May NOT GOOD FOR THE EGO EP, repurposing two singles from the previous work. Dounia herself is credited as the sole writer behind the lyrics on the new album. The multi-talented songstress also garners […]

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Houston, TX – Losing a parent is like having your heart ripped out from your chest, something Bushwick Bill’s son Javon Boutte understands all too well. Last month, the 23-year-old had to watch his father take his last breath after losing his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Since Bushwick’s passing, there’s been controversy swirling […]

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Like countless others, 50 Cent is evidently having way too much fun with the old FaceApp that’s recently captivated social media. But 50 Cent wouldn’t be 50 Cent without using whatever tools he has at his disposal to torment Young Buck.  On Thursday morning (July 18), the Power co-creator slapped the FaceApp on his former […]

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New York, NY – Nicki Minaj was scheduled to headline Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest, but the “Megatron” artist pulled out of her performance due to human rights concerns over the country’s strict gender policies, which primarily affect women and the LGBTQ community. “After careful reflection, I have decided to no longer move forward with […]

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Hollywood, CA – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reportedly obtained a search warrant and raided a Hollywood Hills home leased to YG on Thursday morning (July 18). Authorities are investigating the recent shooting involving a Cadillac Escalade registered to the Compton-bred rapper, which left one deputy shot and an innocent bystander dead. According to […]

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Stunna 4 Vegas recruits DaBaby for a Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air-themed music video for his song, “Ashley.” Comedically recreating some of the most memorable moments from the classic ’90s sitcom, Stunna and DaBaby deliver their versions of Will and Carlton in the Reel Goats directed-video. The Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment members proceed to turn their […]

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