Day: March 8, 2017

Nicki Minaj Is Now Tied With Aretha Franklin for Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women

Pascal Le Segretain / Rob Kim, Getty s Nicki Minaj may not be getting any R-E-S-P-E-C-T when it comes to her feud with Remy Ma, but she’s getting props for her recent achievement on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Gucci Mane’s song “Make Love,” on which she’s featured, entered the charts at No. 78, causing Continue reading Nicki Minaj Is Now Tied With Aretha Franklin for Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women

Drake Wears a Kanye West Mask on Stage: Compliment or Diss?

Kevin Winter / Victor Boyko, Getty s Was it a compliment or a diss? It’s a question that many people are probably asking themselves after Drake wore a mask Kanye West on stage. The OVO rapper committed the strange act at a recent show in Copenhagen’s Royal Arena, and he told the crowd that the Ye Continue reading Drake Wears a Kanye West Mask on Stage: Compliment or Diss?

Freddie Gibbs Is Back with Two New Videos— ‘The Return’ and ‘Crushed Glass’

to TheBoombox on Guess who’s back? After being acquitted sexual assault charges in Austria in 2016 and taking a hiatus from social media, Freddie Gibbs marks his return with two videos, a promo clip called “The Return” and a fully-realized visual for his new single, “Crushed Glass.” The Teddy Walton and Aaron Bow-produced track is Continue reading Freddie Gibbs Is Back with Two New Videos— ‘The Return’ and ‘Crushed Glass’

Notorious B.I.G. Remembered: the Rap Icon’s Legacy Is About More Than a Rivalry

Ethan Miller, Getty s Not everyone is a fan the Notorious B.I.G.‘s music. This shouldn’t need explaining; no artist can claim that everybody loves them. But when an artist dies young–especially in as tragic and violent a manner as Biggie Smalls; there’s a tendency to project consensus. There are some who’d just rather believe in ubiquitous fandom–as Continue reading Notorious B.I.G. Remembered: the Rap Icon’s Legacy Is About More Than a Rivalry

2 Chainz Recruits Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Jhene Aiko for the Laid Back ‘It’s a Vibe’

SoundCloud 2 Chainz has established so many good relationships in the music industry, he didn’t just get one hot artist to sing the hook for his song “It’s a Vibe,” he got three. The new cut is f the Atlanta rapper’s forthcoming Pretty Girls like Trap Music album, and he recruited Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz Continue reading 2 Chainz Recruits Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Jhene Aiko for the Laid Back ‘It’s a Vibe’

Jay Z to Hold Town Hall Discussion Following ‘TIME: The Kalief Browder Story’

spike.com The Jay Z-produced documentary TIME: The Kalief Browder Story is a very important film about the fallacies the criminal justice system and how it tormented Kalief Browder, who was falsely accused at 16 stealing a backpack, and subsequently spent three years at Rikers Island without ever being convicted a crime. The teenager spent two Continue reading Jay Z to Hold Town Hall Discussion Following ‘TIME: The Kalief Browder Story’

Kanye West Says J Dilla Was the ‘Margiela of Hip-Hop’ [Watch]

to TheBoombox on Before Kanye West’s fashion line, before his sneakers, and even before Kim Kardashian, Kanye sat down in 2013 and opened up about meeting producer J Dilla. The candid interview was originally filmed for the Stones Throw documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, and was recently unearthed by HypeBeast. In the interview, Kanye spoke about meeting Continue reading Kanye West Says J Dilla Was the ‘Margiela of Hip-Hop’ [Watch]

New Edition and the ‘New Edition Story’ Cast Are Going on Tour? [PHOTO]

It looks as if New Edition will bring the BET miniseries The New Edition Story to life at a venue near you. According to an Instagram post by Mike Bivins, N.E. and the cast the miniseries will embark on a tour this year. In the black-and-white photo above, you see three different versions New Edition. Continue reading New Edition and the ‘New Edition Story’ Cast Are Going on Tour? [PHOTO]