As Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly steadily takes over the Billboard charts, it has set a record. His sophomore effort is the first album to place at the no. 1 spot that has “pimp” in the title, Billboard reports.
Before Kendrick, the highest charting album with “pimp” in the title was Pimp C’s 2006 Pimpalation album, which debuted at no. 3. Too Short also cracked the top 10 back in 1992 with his album Shorty the Pimp. JT Money also had two “pimp” albums place on the Billboard charts but they didn’t hit no.1, 1999’s Pimpin’ On Wax and Keepin’ It Pimp & Gangsta in 2003.
A formal announcement has not been made, but Dame Dash took it to social media to announce that he and Kanye West have purchased KarmaLoop, the urban retailer.
KarmaLoop has had some major woes financially, despite being a popular brand. It seems that Dame Dash and Kanye West have formulated a way to save the company from self-destruction.
Industry veteran DJ Skee (born Scott Keeney) is launching a new venture. After finding success on stage, on satellite radio, and in the digital space, Skee is taking his talents to the Fuse network. Keeney is partnering with The Los Angeles Film School for the television series SKEE TV.
Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar is expected to top the charts again next week with hisTo Pimp a Butterfly.
Based on one day predictions, the Compton excess will push about 100,000 more copies of the opus that some have already regarded as as classic.
T.I spilled the beans about his upcoming album, Traps Open, which he says is apart of a trilogy that started with his album Paperwork.
“So the first installment, the motion picture, was supposed to be cinematic, it was supposed to be nostalgic,” Tip told HHS1987. “This next one is going to be unapologetically gangsta. It’s trap music.”
For the release of his next album, Wale has changed things up and decided to have three different album covers that are loaded with a message. A week before he drops his fourth album, The Album About Nothing, the DC spitter has unveiled the third cover for the project.
Lil’ Twist is a wanted man. The Young Money signee has been charged with six felonies after attacking actor Kyle Massey’s brother and then robbing him.
TMZ reports that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has charged the 22-year-old with making criminal threats, burglary, grand theft, battery and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. An arrest warrant has been issued.
You’ll never know what will happen in the world of music when SXSW is going on. From surprise appearances at concerts, to actual mixtapes being released during the weak, the annual festival in Texas keeps people on their feet until the final day. Last night, Wiz surprised his SXSW audience by dropping a new track titled “Rain” featuring OVO singer PARTYNEXTDOOR. The video (caught by The Trophy Life) is very brief, but from what we hear, PARTYNEXTDOOR supplies the smooth hook, while Wiz supplies the raps. Check out the clip below.
A$AP Rocky just dished out some details about his upcoming sophomore effort, ‘A.L.L.A’. During a chat with Billboard, Pretty Flacko revealed who filled the guest spots on the album.
“Three years ago, I did a song with Twigs,” he said after being reluctant to talk about the features. “Also Lykke Li. Juicy J, Clams Casino. I can’t give nothing else away.”
Lil’ Wayne is reportedly writing a tell-all book and revealing that Drake once betrayed him. TMZ reports that Weezy is shopping around a book proposal to different publishers. In the proposal, the Young Money general claims that Drake slept with his then girlfriend while he was serving time on Rikers Island in New York. Wayne says that Drake visited him and told him “Yeah, it’s true. Don’t f–k with her like that cause I did f–k her.”