Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" has set the record for the longest running #1 song on Billboard's "R&B/Hip-Hop" chart at 12 weeks. The previous record was held by DJ Khaled's "I'm On One," which stayed at #1 for 11 weeks back in 2011.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" picks up a 12th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, setting the mark for the longest-running No. 1 rap song in the chart's history. DJ Khaled's "I'm On One," featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, previously held the record with 11 weeks in 2011 and is the only other rap song to post double-digit weeks at the top.
Shad has revealed that his new record, Flying Colours, is very close to being finished.
Inspirations for the disc include, "Kyle Mooney, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Eli Stone, Queen/Spadina, Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, my friends, my family, 30 Rock, We Are the City, Tolstoy, good weather, and the idea that trying is worth it even if you fail."
Killer Mike has revealed that he is currently working with El-P for R.A.P. Music II, the follow up to 2012's excellent R.A.P. Music. He also says he has enlisted beat maker Harry Fraud to help out with production for I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind IV. Mike says both albums should be "finished and ready for 2014."
Sources say there's evidence Wayne went on a Sizzurp binge after being released Wednesday, because doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system.
Update: Mack Maine just tweeted, "Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game...thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon." However, TMZ also just updated with, "Wayne's mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles -- and we're told all major decisions about Wayne's health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives."
Update #2 (06:39 PM): Lil Wayne's twitter account just tweeted, "I'm good everybody. Thx for the...
Lupe Fiascoreleased a new song about Jonylah Watkins, a 6 month old shot 5 times in Chicago on Monday. The song is a reimagining of her life and how she would have grown up and what she would have become if she were not killed. You can listen to it in the replies.
J.Cole has released four new songs for free, as well as mention that he will drop the first single from his upcoming second full-length album this week. He states the new album is "hands down my best work yet".