Natalie Cole has died. The singer, who crooned on “Unforgettable” and “This Will Be,” was 65.
Cole was a singing legend who was ailing and cancelled several performances and tours this winter. She cancelled several December performances in December and a tour in February, according to TMZ.
Wiz Khalifa ha had a really good 2015, even without full-length album released this year. However, it seems like the Taylor Gang founder is gearing up for a huge 2016. In a video released recently by Wiz’s crew, the Pittsburgh rapper thanked his fans for downloading Cabin Fever and also helping his prolific Furious 7 single “See You Again” garner more than 1 billion views on YouTube. Wiz also announced that he will be releasing a compilation of unreleased music titled Project Khalifa in January, as well as his next major label project Rolling Papers 2: The Weed Album.
After 2014 saw no Hip Hop albums cross the platinum selling mark, this year included several rap LPs that put up nice numbers. New releases from Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar, and Dr. Dre pushed over 400,000 units with five others crossing the 200,000 mark.
While they were released in late 2014, this year J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive (1,072,000) earned a platinum plaque and Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint (672,000) earned a gold plaque. Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is the only 2015 Hip Hop album to go platinum.
King Louie is recovering after he was shot in the head in an apparent attempt on his life in his native Chicago.
According to reports, the rapper was awake and talking from Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago, where he was recuperating.
According to sources, Chicago rapper Louis “King Louie” Johnson was shot in the head in Chicago around 3:30 pm today. The “B.O.N” rhymer is said to be in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. The Kanye West, Chief Keef, and Lil Bibby collaborator is apparently awake and talking.
AllHipHop.com will update this article as more information becomes available.
Listen to the police scanner audio of the incident below.
Tech N9ne is one of the most respected rappers in the game. That is proven by the fact the indie artist can secure features from some of the top stars of the culture like Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, T.I., and Busta Rhymes.
Earlier this month, Rick Ross released his eighth studio album Black Market. Before the Maybach Music Group boss launched his decade-long career, he was a fan of Hip Hop. Tidal tapped Rozay to share the five albums from other artists that changed his life.
Prodigy is planning to release to new books next year. The Mobb Deep member is collaborating with Kathy Iandoli for the upcoming cookbook Commissary Kitchen and memoir The State vs Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.
Before Wiz Khalifa became a household name with 2010’s “Black and Yellow,” the Pittsburgh rapper frequently teamed up with New Orleans emcee Curren$y on music. Wiz went on to become a regular on Top 40 radio while Spitta built a supportive fanbase as an underground artist.