On this year’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, Raekwon suggested that he would release the third installment of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, but that there were no immediate plans set in stone.
Speaking with Wall Street Journal, the Wu-Tang Clan member explained that he’s still mulling over recording the album, and that it all depends on timing. “The fans are really calling for this album, so we still deciding, he said. Everything's gonna happen when it’s time. Right now I’m just trying to continue to move forward in a great way. The next project that I drop out as an album will be powerful.
For Pittsburgh's Mac Miller, the independent game has been kind, even allowing him to travel overseas to sold out shows, like a recent date he had in London.
While there, Miller spoke with DJ Semtex about a variety of topics including his goals for going platinum independently. Miller also talked about how much Big L and A Tribe Called Quest influenced his rhyme style and gave some more information regarding his upcoming album, Blue Slide Park.
In this digital age, album leaks are an accepted part of the music industry. So when Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV was illegally pushed onto the Internet five days before its official drop, the Young Money honcho wasn't worried in the least.
"We did real good this time, real good," Wayne told MTV News after his show-closing performance at the VMAs in L.A. on Sunday. "It just means people want to hear it," he said. "I mean, 'cause there're people's albums that come out that can be leaked and don't leak, so I'm glad mines leaked."
Jay-Z's famed 40/40 Club in New York City is undergoing remodeling, but not everyone is happy about it.
The New York City District Council of Carpenters erected giant inflatable rodents outside of the club, protesting the fact that it is not using union workers for the job, according to TMZ.
Mobb Deep has opted to take the independent route for the release of their 9th studio album, which will be released on their own label, Infamous Records.
Infamous Records inked a deal with RED Distribution today (September 2nd) to distribute their upcoming self-titled album.
Rapper T.I. is back in a federal prison, just one day after being released from a Forrest City, Arkansas prison for violating his probation.
T.I. was taken from a halfway house earlier this morning, for allegedly misleading prison officials about his mode of transportation from prison, to the halfway house.
Eminem and Royce Da 5' 9" collaborative album Bad Meets Evil: Hell The Sequel has struck gold sales status.
Royce make the announcement online, and received accolades on various social networks.
Just a few weeks after Jay-Z and Kanye West broke the first week sales record for iTunes with Watch the Throne, Lil Wayne accomplished the same feat with his latest album Tha Carter IV in just four days.
According to HHNM, Weezy has sold more than 300,000 copies of his latest offering since it hit the web on early Monday at midnight. In its first week, TC4 is now expected to move between 925,000 and 975,000 copies, whereas earlier estimates put the album between 850,000 and 900,000 units.
Chicago rap star Lupe Fiasco has announced he will tour North America as a headliner on the “Generation LASER" tour.
Lupe has tapped a number of artists who will open on the tour during various stops, including Big Sean, Tinie Tempah, Wale, Sarah Green and Girl Talk.
Royce Da 5'9 recently spoke on Slaughterhouse's upcoming Shady Records debut, explaining that the group is nearing the completion of the LP.
During an interview with The Detroit Free Press, Nickel Nine revealed that he, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz have laid down more than 20 songs and that they're close to crossing the finish line.