hip-hop Tag

Hip-Hop Is An Official Holiday in the United States

[ad_1] Hip-hop and you don’t stop.As hip-hop turns 48 next month, the United States Senate has made history by passing a resolution on Thursday (July 29), recognizing August 11 as national Hip Hop Celebration Day in the U.S. Not only that, the Senate Resolution 331 also designates the month of August as "Hip Hop Recognition Month" and establishes November as "Hip Hop History Month."According to a tweet issued by the Senate Periodicals' Twitter account on Thursday, the vote was passed with unanimous consent. It marks the first time hip-hop has been officially recognized by the Senate.August 11, 1973 marks the month, day and year that DJ Kool Herc (real name Clive Campbell)...

Kanye’s New Album Tracklist Announced On Kim Kardashian’s Twitter

[ad_1] Getty Image / NetflixIt looks like Kanye might be ready to release Yandhi — or at least a new album — soon after all. After spending months delaying the album, brainstorming futuristic living quarters, taking his family and half the music business to church, and trying to redefine the way we talk about mental health, the mercurial multi-hyphenate revealed the tracklist of the long-awaited project via his wife Kim’s Twitter. Kim posted a photo of a notebook on a cluttered desk containing a list of what looks like track titles and a release date: September 27. Check it out below. As you can see, the name “Jesus Is King” is separated somewhat...

[LISTEN] Post Malone Shares ‘Circles’ And Confirms New Album Info

[ad_1] Republic RecordsEarlier this week, Post Malone shared what seemed to be the release date and title of his upcoming third album with a pair of tweets that read, “sept 6:)),” and, “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” That looked like like a pretty clear indication, but until an artist says flat-out, “This is the title and release date of my album,” you can’t be sure. Now, Malone has shared a pre-order link and therefore definitively confirmed that his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding is out on September 6. He also shared “Circles,” of which he previously shared a 30-second teaser. Malone performed the song with Sublime With Rome earlier this month, and he said of it then,...

Future’s ‘Legendary Nights’ Tour Will Give Away Scholarships For Fans

[ad_1] Getty ImageFuture may have made a tongue-in-cheek song about giving out “Scholarships” at the strip club with Drake, but it looks like now he’ll be doing so for real while on tour with Meek Mill. As the Legendary Nights tour kicked off, Future announced that he’d offer a $2000 scholarship to a fan at each tour stop through his FreeWishes Foundation, along with free tickets and limited edition apparel. To enter, aspiring candidates must write a 500-word essay, “How Receiving This Scholarship Would Be a Dream Come True,” and email it to info@freewishes.org while following the FreeWishes Foundation Instagram account by noon on the day of their local stop. They must...

Meek Mill’s NFL Kickoff Performance Announcement Reveals More Details Of Jay-Z’s Deal

[ad_1] Getty ImageAs the controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s partnership with the NFL splits the hip-hop community and sports fans’ opinions of the mogul, Jay’s Roc Nation and the NFL continue to roll out details of their joint venture/smokescreen effort. Today, they announced that Meek Mill will headline a free concert September 5 at the NFL Kickoff Experience in Chicago’s Grant Park along with Rapsody and Meghan Trainor — all, it should be noted, Roc Nation affiliates in some way or another. All three entertainers were named Inspire Change advocates, taking the title from the NFL’s social justice initiative Inspire Change, which was instituted as a reaction to the growing outcry against the NFL’s...

[LISTEN] Lil Wayne And SiR’s Melodic ‘Lucy Love’ From ‘Chasing Summer’

[ad_1] [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oywkTM7Bec[/embed] As summer winds down, Lil Wayne and SiR are chasing the high of the season up until the autumn leaves start to fall. Friday morning, SiR released his third album Chasing Summer via Top Dawg. SiR enlisted the services of seven artists to guest-feature on the 14-track effort, most notably Lil Wayne on the album’s seventh track “Lucy’s Love”. With a stamped legacy, Wayne’s been relatively quiet since the release of his 13th solo album Tha Carter V via Young Money during the third quarter of 2018. In 2019, the Lousiana native’s appeared on just a handful of songs as a featuring artist, most notably Rick Ross’ “Maybach Music VI,” “Ride...

In Touch With Their Emotional Center

[ad_1] Getty Image / Uproxx StudiosChaotic, genre-juggling experimentation has always been a cornerstone of Brockhampton‘s sound. So has their emotional vulnerability. The two impulses have worked in concert throughout the self-declared “boy band’s” growing catalog, but they’ve also clashed just as often. On their latest release, Ginger, it appears they’ve found something like harmony after a year of intense struggles and heartfelt soul-searching. The music on Ginger reflects their growth both as musicians and as men, finally finding the balance between rage and reflection. On last year’s Iridescence, the group took their first, halting steps in this new direction after signing a deal with RCA Records prompted by their Saturation series of self-produced...

Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar

[ad_1] Getty ImageHip-hop is moving as fast as ever. Luckily, we’re doing the work to put it all in one place. This week, there were new videos from Goldlink, A$AP Rocky, as well as Drake and Rick Ross. There were also new singles from Pusha T (with the assistance of Kash Doll and Lauryn Hill), Open Mike Eagle, and the classic Cash Money trio of Lil Wayne, Birdman and Juvenile. Big Sean also had a busy week, releasing “Bezerk” with A$AP Ferg and a Funkmaster Flex freestyle on Monday. Here’s the best of the rest: Swizz Beatz — “Just in Case” Feat. Rick Ross & DMX [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA-viGggBUE[/embed] A pair of hip-hop legends unite on “Just...

Where To Buy Travis Scott’s Reese’s Puffs Cereal

[ad_1] Travis Scott is on a whole other level. And we’re not talking about the rapper’s recent song-stealing moment on Young Thug’s new single “The London” or the heavy hype cloud that looms over his next collaboration with Nike. Nah, Travis Scott is going bigger than any rapper before him, he’s dipping a toe in the breakfast cereal game. Again. Back in June, Travis Scott and General Mills linked up for a special Cactus Jack (Travis Scott’s creative label) edition of the brand’s popular Reese’s Puff Cereal, which sold out in 30 seconds at $50 a box. Now, according to Hypebeast, boxes featuring a new design are apparently popping up across the...

Cleared To Travel For Shows

[ad_1] Getty ImageChicago rapper Lil Durk had some good news for his fans today after being placed on house arrest earlier this year. The “U Said” rapper shared a post on Instagram that said he has been cleared to travel for shows, while he is still awaits trial for attempted murder for a shooting in February. The comments were filled with fans and supporters — including fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper — rejoicing at his newfound modicum of freedom. Durk was released on $25,000 bond earlier this summer after turning himself in on an arrest warrant issued in Atlanta in March of this year after he was allegedly seen on tape shooting...