French Montana says that he made a bad decision to release the Nicki Minaj-featured single “Freaks.”
"When you go to the club and every record they’re playing is yours, you try to go left, and I made that mistake,” French Montana says of his 2013 single during an interview with Billboard. "Jay Z told me he once made that same mistake too. Your first album you never know what’s going on with the business and labels. The second one you’re like, ‘Fuck this.’ You get the ball in your own court."
With protests against the police shooting of 18-year old Mike Brown ongoing in Ferguson, “seven people, all charged with ‘failure to disperse,’” were arrested this morning according to the New York Times. The arrests were a function of a recently imposed midnight-to-5 A.M. curfew. The Sunday morning arrests are the latest in on-and-off clashes between protesters and police in the small Missouri city.
Apparently responding to news of intermittent looting among the protests, both Nelly and T.I. spoke with TMZ about the recent events.
In recently released interview footage recorded just a week after Tupac’s release from prison in 1995, the rapper describes recording All Eyez On Me in a week-long recording binge. Speaking with L.A. Times journalist Chuck Philips, Tupac explained the motivation to record the music directly after his release.
Future getting some tough honesty. According to reports, Ciara has called off the 10 month engagement to the father of her only child, Future amid cheating rumors.
Ciara and Future’s engagement began after Future surprisingly proposed to Ciara during her birthday party in October 2013, seven months before their first child, Future Zahir Wilburn was born on May 19th. Sources with US Weekly state Ciara is “devastated” and “[Future] cheated on her. Game over.”
As Nas continues to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic, the emcee has announced a tour that is slated to pair his performance of the album with a screening of the film Time Is Illmatic.
Nas is set to embark on this North American Fall Tour October 2 in Rochester, New York. The tour is set to come to an end October 19 in Oakland, California.
Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse anniversary might be approaching, but his follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d. city has also been the focus of conversations surrounding the TDE emcee.
Recently, Pete Rock spoke with XXL about how he's contributed to the Compton, California rapper's sophomore album.
Currently travelling with Wiz Khalifa on the “Under The Influence Of Music Tour," Ty Dolla $ign announced plans to release an album with YG and DJ Mustard in an interview with NEHipHop.
“Me and YG and Mustard low-key are about to do an album together,” he said. “The Pu$haz Ink the label album you know? We’re getting a label deal and shit. So that’s gonna be the first project we release. We always wanted to do it but now we’re gonna get paid to do it too so fuck it, let’s go.”
The media has famously been Kanye West's enemy #1 for the longest time. From his run ins with TMZ photographers to Jimmy Kimmel and even people who review his albums, Kanye's hate for the media is longstanding.
'Ye has also been known to take these feelings on the road with him and shout them out at his shows. Recently performing at Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, Kanye made his voice heard about the matter once again. At around 8:30 pm Kanye cut off his performance of "Clique" to address the crowd and the media.
50 Cent has been known to seek business ventures outside of selling his own music. Acquiring majority ownership of SMS Audio in 2011, the Queens native has been in the process of creating new headphones for the last few years.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, 50 and his SMS partner, Brian Nohe announced they are on the verge of a partnership with a major tech company.
Summer’s official music festival season will come to an end on Labor Day weekend at the fifth-annual North Coast Music Festival at Chicago’s Union Park. North Coast is a festival most noted for showcasing Electronic Music, but the festival has a history of giving props to Hip Hop; past performers at the North Coast Festival include Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Common, Big Boi, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Jay Electronica and De La Soul among others.