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.”
The Game is celebrating the 10-year-anniversary of his debut album, The Documentary, by dropping its sequel this summer. During a sit down with Revolt at the project’s anniversary party, the left coast spitter said The Documentary 2 will be released on June 3oth, which is his oldest son’s birthday.
TD 2 was previously scheduled for a Jan. 18th release but got pushed back. Just Blaze, Scott Storch and Dr. Dre have reportedly provided production.
Nicki Minaj has just set another record. The Young Money rapstress has become the first woman to simultaneously have four songs in the top 10 of Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, according to Billboard. Her Lil’ Wayne and Drake assisted track “Truffle Butter” just jumped to the no. 1 spot, joining her collab with Rae Sremmurd “Throw Some Mo,” “Only” and “Feeling Myself” which features Beyonce.
Drake is bringing his OVO Fest back to Toronto for the sixth year in a row. Slated to take the city from Aug. 2nd-3rd, Big Sean, YG, J. Cole and his fellow Dreamville comrades Bas, Cozz and Omen will be performing alongside Drizzy at the Molson Canadian Ampitheatre.
After Nicki Minaj wraps up the European leg of The Pinkprint Tour, she’s heading back stateside and passing through Canada and bringing some friends (and a bae) along for the trek. Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Rae Sremmurd and her boo Meek Mill will be accompanying the Young Money rapstress on the the 19-city road trip. Kicking off July 17th, Nicki will leave her pink print in cities like Dallas, Miami, Brooklyn, Toronto, Atlanta and Charlotte. Look out for added dates and peep the tour stops below.
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly dropped a week before its scheduled Mar. 23rd release and it’s dominating hip-hop conversations across the coasts. But the Compton emcee was not the only mastermind involved in the creative process. Singer Bilal made two guest appearances ( “Institutionalzed” and “These Walls”) on the 16-track effort and was also credited on being behind the scenes for four other tracks.
XXL caught up with the Philly native to explore his involvement in K. Dot’s sophomore effort.
Last month, it was announced that a film depicting Drake’s humble beginnings would hit select theaters on Mar. 19th. It was assumed that Drizzy was involved in the project, Homecoming: The Lost Footage, since he’s the main character but he has revealed on Twitter that he has nothing to do with the film.
Raekwon has been cheffin’ up some new music and has released the cover art and tracklisting for his seventh album, Fly International Luxury Art. The 15-track release has appearances from fellow Wu-Tang Clan spitter Ghostface Killah, A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, French Montana, 2 Chainz and more. F.I.L.A drops on Apr. 28th.
Rihanna’s fashion career is still one the rise. After being the face of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, snagging countless Vogue and W covers and becoming the creative director over at Puma, she is now the face of Dior, WWD says. RiRi is the first black woman to star in a campaign for the brand.