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Rick Ross is currently putting together his sixth solo album, and the Maybach Music Group Boss revealed to MTV News that his Mastermind LP will definitely feature some soulful tracks.
“I love making those kind of records, those ‘Cigar Music’ records, those ‘Amsterdam’ records, and that was most definitely the energy,” said Ross.
Dating back to 2005, some of Hip Hop's most mainstream mixtapes have been courtesy of DJ Drama & Lil Wayne's Dedication series. With subsequent volumes in 2006, 2008, and 2012, these free releases have been integral to both artists' discographies.
Yesterday (June 10), DJ Drama as well as Young Money Entertainment President Mack Maine confirmed a fifth volume in the series—Dedication 5.
Fans of Reggie Noble will get two new projects from the New Jersey emcee in the coming months. The Def Squad rapper, better known as Redman, will be revisiting his classic 1996 album Muddy Waters on an EP and a full length album.
He announced on Twitter that Muddy Waters 2: the Preload EP will drop in August, followed by the Muddy Waters 2 LP later this fall.
It was all good just a beef ago. The relationship between Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy, former partners and allies in beef with Rick Ross has soured pretty quickly.
In an interview with XXL Magazine, Freddie Gibbs claims he has no respect for Young Jeezy anymore after his time at Jeezy’s CTE label.
50 Cent has joined with boxing legend Lou DiBella to work on the movie Tapia which takes a look at the life of the late Mexican boxer Johnny Tapia, according to Variety magazine.
The film delves deep into Tapia’s drug addiction, the murder of his mother and more from his troubled past.
When you’re good, the announcement of a new mixtape will get fans frantic. When you’re a legend, your name being on a tracklist of a compilation album will cause mass hysteria. On July 9th, legendary DJ Tony Touch will release the fourth installment in his Piece Maker series, Piece Maker 3 and will feature a new song from entitled….”Untitled”.
Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane seemed to take Chicago artist Chief Keef under his wings when he signed the teen emcee to his Brick Squad label last month, but according to Gucci, he hopes that Keef chooses to now follow his path and instead learns from his past mistakes.
As an artist who has found himself engulfed in controversy, the Brick Squad rapper seemed surprisingly reflective during a recent interview with Power 107.5 as he spoke on the regrets of his past before speaking to Keef and other young men who might look up to him.
The hottest summer for Hip Hop in years continues with the announcement that Maybach Music Group will be releasing the third installment of their compilation series Self Made on August 6th.
The album will feature the entire MMG roster of Rock Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, French Montana, Stalley, Gunplay, Rockie Fresh, and Omarion.
Back in April, Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross lost his partnership with Reebok after women’s groups protested against a controversial lyric in Ross’ “U.O.N.E.O” verse. While the lost deal reportedly cost the Miami rapper $3-5 million dollars, he’s still attempting to pull something positive from the situation for his MMG crew.
“I’m in a position where if I never sold another shoe, Rozay good. So it’s really about what the little homies who coming next gonna take away from it,” Ross told MTV.