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18 May, 2014 11:06 pm

… Mr. Wonderful. Action took to Twitter to announce the title of his album, stating: “MY ALBUM BEEN NAMED. THE ONLY THING TO DESCRIBE ME.. MR. WONDERFUL. THATS BEEN ME SINCE I STEPPED IN THIS BULLSHIT.” He spoke to NME about the album and had this to say. “”The album is sounding incredible. The whole [cont.]

18 May, 2014 3:43 pm

Nas has teamed with original Decon co-founder, Peter Bittenbender, to form Mass Appeal Records, an offshoot of the popular Mass Appeal magazine – and one of the first projects on the label will be his long-awaited The Lost Tapes 2 album. “I’m excited to be a part of creating and supporting future careers and legacy [cont.]

15 May, 2014 5:14 pm

Buckshot has teamed up with the platinum-selling producer, P-Money, from Auckland, NZ, for a new album, entitled BackPack Travels. The 10-song project is entirely produced by P-Money, and will be released on June 24th on Dirty Records / Dawn Raid Records / Duck Down Music. BackPack Travelsfeatures Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly of Pro Era, Steele [cont.]

14 May, 2014 4:01 pm

In a recent interview with Life & Times, DJ Premier revealed that he has completed a 9 track, full-length album, based around the samples of one artist, but he cannot reveal who. “I’m doing a project that I can’t mention yet. It’s a full album. I just completed it with an artist and we’re gonna [cont.]

14 May, 2014 3:53 pm

Tribeca Film announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to One9’s Time Is Illmatic, which had its world premiere as the opening night of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. It follows the [cont.]

9 May, 2014 8:12 pm

Soda giant, Dr. Pepper, has opened up a recording studio in Hollywood, a space that will be used to record a series of EP releases from various artists, as a part of their One Of A Kind series. Among the producers tapped to record for the series are each RZA, Dave Sitek, and The Hood [cont.]

9 May, 2014 3:47 pm

Roots drummer / frontman Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will executive produce a new television series for VH1 & Palladia called “Soundclash”. Hosted by Diplo, the show will feature performances from three musical acts on one stage, ranging from established A-listers to rising up and comers. The first episode, airing July 23rd, will feature a jam session [cont.]

8 May, 2014 4:21 pm

Apple is in talks to buy Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics, manufactures of the popular Beats By Dre headphones and devices, according to Financial Times. At a price of $3.2 billion (with a “B”), the deal is expected to be announced next week, however sources say that there are still a few details to iron out, [cont.]

8 May, 2014 11:40 am

A study that has been making the rounds on the internet over the last week or so shows that Aesop Rock has the largest vocabulary in hip-hop, at least when paired up against 84 other of the most well known artists in hip-hop history. Coder Matt Daniels created an algorithm to survey the first 35,000 [cont.]

5 May, 2014 10:03 pm

TDE label boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith took to Twitter to let fans know that things are all good between Ab-Soul and the TDE camp, after Ab vented out some internal label politics last week. After the dust settled, Ab went to Twitter to let fans know that the album will be called These Days… [cont.]

5 May, 2014 5:23 pm

XXL Magazine has released their official 2014 Freshmen cover. The list of artists included are as follows: Chance the Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Troy Ave, Kevin Gates, Lil Bibby, Jon Connor, Lil Durk, and fan pick, Jarren Benton. That actually makes 12, rather than the usual [cont.]

1 May, 2014 1:09 pm

From the upcoming Murs + ¡Mayday! collaborative LP, ¡Mursday! , in stores June 10th. In other news, Murs has announced that the Paid Dues festival will not happen this year. He released the statement below on Facebook.

1 May, 2014 10:36 am

Kanye West will release a documentary film chronicling Kanye West’s Yeezus tour, and to some extent, the album, which will be directed by American Psycho‘s Bret Easton Ellis, naturally. More news on this as it develops….

30 April, 2014 10:39 pm

Here is the cover art to Wayne’s new Carter V single, featuring Drake. We expect audio to soon follow…

28 April, 2014 11:34 am

Rap’s Bonnie and Clyde will team up for the On The Run tour, as husband-and-wife duo, Jay Z and Beyonce, set up Blue Ivy’s grandchildren’s future with a 16 date U.S. tour, beginning June 25th in Miami. Presented by Chase, appropriately. Check out dates below. June 25: Miami, Fla. June 28: Cincinnati, OH July 1: [cont.]

27 April, 2014 11:32 pm

E-Z Rock, aka Rodney Bryce, of Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, died Sunday, as confirmed today by Rolling Stone. The duo is responsible for the massive 80′s crossover hit, “It Takes Two” as well as “Joy & Pain”, which was also the title of their debut LP. The cause of death has not been [cont.]

27 April, 2014 11:21 pm

Mac Miller has hinted a new mixtape project will drop on Mother’s Day, May 11th, 2014, but tonight he revealed via Twitter that the title of the project is Faces. you wanna know the title of the shit dropping on mother's day? — Faces. Mother's Day (@MacMiller) April 28, 2014 Faces – coming 5.11.14 — [cont.]

27 April, 2014 11:55 am

After a long time falling out former members of Ca$h Money Millionaires, Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh have reunited, and will work together on Wayne’s upcoming LP, Tha Carter V. The two have not recorded together since 2004′s Tha Carter, but fellow producer, Charles Pettaway, also pictured, tweeted this photo of the three of them [cont.]

27 April, 2014 11:05 am

Apathy took to Facebook to announce that he and O.C. have joined together to form a supergroup called Perestroika. The term refers to, “a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s (1986), widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning “openness”) policy reform. The [cont.]

25 April, 2014 2:40 pm

Here is the full artwork and tracklist for June 3rd’s Animal Ambition, much of which has previously released thus far.

  Mixtape D.L.
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