Rick Ross is readying his Black Market album for its Dec. 4th release and has released the track-listing. Throughout the 17 tracks, the project boasts more R&B features with appearances from Chris Brown. Mary J. Blige, John Legend, The-Dream and Cee-Lo Green. Nas and Future are the only two rhymers among the playlist.
Kid Cudi has unveiled the album art for his upcoming album, Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven. The art is simple, with much of it blurred as Cudi is in the middle of a wide, grassy space.
Tyga has been flooding the streets with music this year. He dropped his joint album with Chris Brown, Fan of a Fan: The Album, back in February and his studio album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty in June. He also released the Fuk What They Talkin Bout mixtape in August. On Black Friday (Nov. 27), T-Raww will be dropping yet another mixtape, Rawwest N–ga Alive.
Prodigy of Mobb Deep is taking his record label to court. According to TMZ, he is suing Universal Music Group for taking profits from his solo work that he did not agree to pay them.
When Prodigy and Havoc inked their deal with Universal back in 1995, their agreement stated that the label would be paid half of all profits from future albums and songs. Havoc claims that the deal said nothing about the label taking profits from his solo work.
Pusha T is not only on the roster for G.O.O.D Music, he oversees it. Kanye West has summoned King Push to be the president of the label, Billboard reports.
The “Numbers on the Board” rapper said he was asked to fill the position during a phone convo with Ye’.
‘Ye had called me and he was like, ‘Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of G.O.O.D. Music?’ And I was like, ‘Well, what are the things that you’re looking for?’ And he was basically just like, to manicure the label, make it profitable, and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way.”
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter are consistently near the top of the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list and The Source Power 30 rankings. Both Puff and Jay run several successful companies, but the “Young G’s” collaborators have yet to join forces for a major business deal.
Jadakiss is set to release his fourth studio album Top 5 Dead or Alive on November 20. The discussion about which emcees should be listed as the greatest of all time has been debated in Hip Hop circles for decades. Kiss took it to the urban congress known as the barbershop to continue the conversation about rap music’s Top 5 of all time.
New York rapper Fabolous took part in The Die-Hards with Rolling Stone. Fab’s addition is the final installment in the 4-part series which features celebrities discussing sports. The Brooklyn Nets fan addressed how certain athletes changed the culture of the NBA.
Genius, formerly known as Rap Genius, has teamed up with another one of hip-hop’s elite. After partnering with Nas and Pharrell, the lyric-hub has now joined forces with Eminem, Billboardreports.
Eminem’s annotations will replace the explanations provided by the fans for his new tracks while Genius will serve as the official lyric engine for Eminem.com
As fans await Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter V, he continues to supply free music until the album gets a release date. Tunechi took to Twitter to announce that he is dropping the sequel to his 2009 mixtape No Ceilings, titled No Ceilings 2. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26th.