Drake has given his first extended interview since a 2014 Rolling Stone piece for the Fader's 100th print issue. The excellent piece covers everything from his upcoming album Views From The 6 (which is going to be made primarily with longtime producer 40), his beef with Meek Mill and ghostwriting allegations, charges of being an opportunist and more. Check it out here.
Drake and Future have dropped their collaborative mixtape What A Time To Be Alive. The eleven track project is available exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music for the next week before being made available elsewhere.
Update: Drake has shared what looks like the mixtape's cover on Instagram, and revealed the title to be What A Time To Be Alive, available on iTunes at 8 pm tomorrow following a special edition of his OVO Sound Radio featuring FreeBandz on Beats 1 at 6 pm.
Rumors have been flying for more than a week now about a potential collaborative mixtape between Drake and Future, and it appears that Drake confirmed the project exists last night and suggested it is coming Sunday at a performance in Atlanta.
Not only did Future perform at the Streamy's last night, he also shared a (NSFW) video for Dirty Sprite 2 bonus track "The Percocet & Stripper Joint." This is Future Hendrix's latest entry in a deluge of videos, marking his 25th visual for a song in the last 12 months, with more still to come. Watch the video in the replies.
Future performed "March Madness," LeBron's favorite song - and potentially the greatest song of all time (one man's opinion) - at last night's Streamy Awards, which is apparently an awards show for online video that we are now supposed to be watching. Check out the performance in the replies, which features video from protests in Ferguson and Baltimore, via Vulture.
Lil Dicky has premiered the video for his latest song "$ave Dat Money" featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan, and its entire premise is filming an epic music video without the epic cost. Check it out in the replies.
Tip, (nee T.I., apparently) has taken to the radio this week to promote his new Da Nic EP. Today, he essentially laid out what everyone probably thinks is a long time coming: his relationship with the controversial Iggy Azalea is pretty much done. She's apparently still signed to his Grand Hustle imprint, but it's unclear exactly how long that will last now. Hopefully not very.
Young Thug has shared his new mixtape Slime Season. The most eye-catching thing in the mixtape's 18 tracks is the opener, "Take Kare," which features Lil Wayne. You might remember Thug being accused, alongside Birdman, of conspiring to murder Lil Wayne a few months ago. The song originally was released in November of 2014, before the beef started in earnest, but it's appearance here seems to indicate they may have buried the hatchet. Either way, you can download Slime Seasonhere.
Fetty Wap will release his highly anticipated self-titled debut LP Fetty Wap on September 25th via 300 Entertainment (you know, the same label as Coheed & Cambria). The album is now available for iTunes preorder with a confirmed tracklist. All of his released singles will appear, as well as a number of songs that had previously existed only on SoundCloud. Check out the 20-song deluxe edition tracklist in the replies and pre-order the record here.
Young Thug's debut studio album Hy!£UN35 (pronouned HiTunes) is supposedly dropping September 25th, but that release date seems increasingly unlikely as it approaches. Instead, he's shared a video for new track "Best Friend" from his also upcoming mixtape Slime Season, which the video's description notes is coming this month. Check it out in the replies.
Ty Dolla $ign, the songwriter behind massive hits like "Post To Be" and "Loyal," has struggled to get his debut album Free T.C. a firm release schedule, one of many major 2015 albums that have had similar issues. That seems to have changed though, with the album announced to be coming November 13th alongside a collaboration with Fetty Wap titled "When I See Ya." Additionally, he's shared the grainy video for the Future and Rae Sremmurd-featuring single "Blase," featuring footage from tour. Stream "When I See Ya" in the replies and check out the video here.
Tinashe is readying her sophomore album Joyride for release this fall, and has released a Young Thug collaboration from the album titled "Party Favors." Stream the Boi-1da produced track in the replies.
Playing a little bit of catch up here, but Future shares videos for so many tracks that it can be hard to keep up. Most recently, he's shared videos for the Drake-assisted "Where Ya At," which features some of the most inspirational dance moves of the year, "Blood On The Money," and even bonus track "Kno The Meaning." All three come from the incredible Dirty Sprite 2, and word has it that a video for "Rich $ex" is on it's way soon. In the meantime, check out the great videos in the replies.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have unleashed their new, 80s-inspired song on the world (featuring legends like Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel). You can hear "Downtown" on Spotify, while the duo are also expected to perform the song on this weekend's MTV VMAs.
Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. Iíve been married for 19 years and every day Iím working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. Iím doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women Iíve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.
Dee Barnes has written an essay for Gawker titled "Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up," detailing her experience being assaulted at the hands of Dr. Dre and her reaction to the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which ignores Dre's violence towards women entirely. One of the most disturbing pieces of information is that the Compton director F. Gary Gray was the cameraman filming the interview between Barnes and Ice Cube that led to her assault. I can not encourage you to read the entire piece here enough.
Dr. Dre has announced his first album in 16 years, titled Compton A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre. It's releasing through Aftermath/Interscope and available exclusively on Apple Music this Friday (Aug. 7th). The new album will feature Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and others.
"The reason 'Detox' didn't come out was because I didn't like it," he said. "I don't think I did a good enough job, and I couldn't do that to my fans, and I couldn't do that to myself, to be perfectly honest with you. I just wasn't feeling it."
02 Talk About It [ft. King Mez & Justus]
03 Genocide [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay]
04 It's All on Me [ft. Justus & BJ...
Young Thug has faced a number of legal challenges this week, but he still found time to drop a new song from his upcoming album Hy!£UN35, "Pacifier." You can stream the Mike WiLL-produced track in the replies.
Future has announced his new album DS2 (short for Dirty Sprite 2) will be released next Friday, July 17th. You can watch the video for "Blow A Bag," the first track from the follow-up to last year's Honest in the replies, and pre-order the album via iTunes.
Travi$ Scott has released the first single from his upcoming debut album Rodeo. You can listen to the Future and 2 Chainz-assisted "3500" here, and make sure you listen for 2 Chainz' insane lines about "drinkin breast milk out of a lean cup."
Hit the replies to stream a new mixtape from Starlito titled Introversion, and download it for free right here. You can also check out an interview he recently did with Noisey to get to know a little bit more about one of my favorite rappers out right now.
Hit the replies to watch the Kreayshawn-directed video for a new Main Attrakionz track titled "Ain't No Other Way." Apparently 808's and Dark Grapes 3 is coming out on June 3rd (I'll believe it when I see it).
A$AP Rocky has been teasing his forthcoming At.Long.Last.A$AP since before 2015 began, and it looks like it's imminent: he said in a recent interview that it will be out June 2nd instead of the previously announced May 12th. He's also shared a new song "Everyday" that features Rod Stewart (!!!), Miguel, and "Uptown Funk" mastermind Mark Ronson. Check out that song in the replies.