The careers of J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Wiz Khalifa have all gotten off to a tremendous start. All four emcees experienced chart topping music, successful tours, and award nominations. They can also add another accolade to their resumes. Cole, K. Dot, Drizzy, and Wiz were all named to Forbes’ third annual ”30 Under 30″ list for musicians.
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One month after the release of his sophomore album, Childish Gambino announces he is headed out on tour to support the Because The Internet LP.
The Deep Web Tour will kick off February 27th at Oakland’s Fox Theater and conclude on May 3, 2014 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Other stops include New York City, Chicago, Toronto and Gambino’s hometown of Atlanta.
Jeezy's camp has denied reports of a fight between him and his 17-year-old son Jadarius, according to TMZ.
Yesterday (January 7), it was reported that Jeezy was arrested in Atlanta for battery, false imprisonment and making terroristic threats against his son for an incident that occurred September 2012.
Maybach Music Group's Meek Mill has confirmed a new album by him will be released this year.
Meek Mill confirmed the news via Twitter, saying that his "next album is all that matters." The Twitter update also included the following hashtags: #specialdelivery #2014.
Kanye West has announced additional "Yeezus Tour" dates set to take place in February.
Although Kendrick Lamar has not been announced as the tour's opener, a role he had last year, West has published additional tour dates on his official website.
Ice Cube has provided an update regarding the N.W.A. film Straight Outta Compton.
"We just tryin' to tell the story of the world's most dangerous group," Cube said in an interview with MTV. "We're trying to tell aspects of our lives that people don't know about, people aren't privy to."
No good deed goes unrewarded , not matter how misguided the deed. Six weeks after Jay Z’s BNY SCC collection debuted to heavy criticism, the collection has reportedly surpassed $1 million in sales.
Before Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur was gunned down he was steadily building his career as an actor having already worked in films like Juice, Poetic Justice, and Above the Rim. Former Death Row chief engineer, Rick Clifford, is revealing that the 25-year-old rapper was apparently up for a role in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels as well.
“We always talked about his film career. He was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas,” said Clifford. “They wanted him to be a Jedi. Samuel L. [Jackson] got Tupac’s part.”
A third victim has succumbed to his wounds after a deadly shooting last month, that also claimed the life of rising rapper Glenn “Doe B.” Thomas.
According to WSFA 12, Tim Hamilton, 20, died from gunshot wounds yesterday (January 3).
Ice Cube tweeted the release date for his forthcoming Everythangs Corrupt album today (January 3). "EVERYTHANGS CORRUPT street date: May 13, 2014.” Ice Cube’s tweet said.
During an exclusive interview with HipHopDX in November 2012, Ice Cube discussed the album’s title track, which he released in advance of that year’s presidential election.