During a recent interview, Azealia Banks likened herself to Kanye West.
"Kanye is a genius," Banks said in an interview with ELLE. "Kanye and I are like the same person, but boy and girl. We’re pulling from the same cloud, the same inspiration. We’re both Geminis, we’re the two premier avant-gardists in Hip Hop music. It’s just me and him. I think our consciousnesses are swirling around each other in some weird kind of way."
A New York federal judge has denied DMX's recent bankruptcy filing.
According to The Journal News, The 42-year-old Yonkers, New York native had his bankruptcy claim shot down Friday due to noncompliance. X is slated to lose numerous possessions, including his share of a Mount Kisco home as the ruling makes his property attainable by creditors.
During an interview with Houston’s 95.7 this week, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco revealed his plans to release an album that is far less politics-oriented than his last LP, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album.
According to Lupe, the records featured on Food & Liquor II aren’t the kinds of songs he built his music career off of. He also made mention to those who use his politically-charged records to keep themselves from being on the line with their thoughts on politics.
MMG has signed Fat Trel and Tracy T to its roster.
The announcements were made by MMG yesterday (November 6) via Twitter.
Eminem appeared on BET's "Rap City Presents: Em 360," a special program surrounding this week's release of his The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
During the interview, Eminem spoke about the mentality behind several albums, including 1996's Infinite, his release prior to being signed by Aftermath and Interscope.
Yelawolf recently addressed Lord Jamar's statement that White people are guests in the house of Hip Hop.
"In one instance he's right," Yelawolf said in an interview with VladTV. "From his perspective, I could see where he...I can agree with him on one side of it. I think he's right. White artists are definitely a guest when it comes to the culture of Black America's musical arts, whether it be Hip Hop, Blues or even Rock & Roll if you wanna look at it that deep. You've gotta go back a long way to feel that way though.
Miami rapper Rick Ross has rarely commented on his one-time feud with fellow artist 50 Cent, but during an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club this week, the Maybach Music Group founder finally offered his thoughts on his past rift with the Queens emcee.
Ross referred to his beef with Fifty as “buffoonery” and revealed that he didn’t succumb to his feud with the rapper because he never felt it was personal and was more focused on “real things.”
DMX was arrested in South Carolina yesterday (November 4) on charges of driving with a suspended license, not having a car tag and not having automobile insurance, according to cnn.com.
A Spartanburg County Detention Center police officer who was reportedly familiar with X due to recent arrests in South Carolina, stopped the rapper for questioning as he drove towards the airport, according to Rosylin Weston, an airport spokesperson who spoke with CNN affiliate WSPA.
Kendrick Lamar was recently asked if he was dissing Drake during his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. "I was having fun rapping," Kendrick Lamar says in the interview with New York radio station Power 105.1. "We was just having fun. Hip Hop is a sport. People are gonna dissect lyrics and that's what it's about at the end of the day. I've got nothing against Drake. He put out a great album again. He's doing his thing. He's part of this new generation that's doing this music."
As November 5, the release date of Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, approaches, the Detroit emcee continues to discuss his latest project.
In an interview on DJ Whoo Kid's Shade 45 show, Eminem spoke specifically about recording with Rick Rubin, one of the executive producers of the project.