Nicki Minaj recently faced criticism for Nazi imagery appearing in the lyric video for her recent single "Only." Nicki released an apology, while the video's director has issued a statement on Myspace admitting that elements of the video are "...representative of Nazism." The lyric video can be viewed in the replies.
As far as an explanation, I think its actually important to remind younger generations of atrocities that occurred in the past as a way to prevent them from happening in the future. And the most effective way of connecting with people today is through social media and pop culture. So if my work is misinterpreted because it’s not a sappy tearjerker, sorry I’m not sorry....
In a new interview with The Fader, hip-hop producer Metro Boomin says that the final touches are being put on Metro Thuggin, his much anticipated collaboration with Young Thug, and that the project will be out soon.
It's really at the end of mixing now. Just fine tuning and making sure everything's perfect. Once you put it out, you can't go back, so it's just little things like that. It'll be out soon just for the simple fact that I don't want to keep people waiting. As a fan, I find that irritating. That's what helps me in my career: I know how to relate to people, knowing what they want. I'm still on the blogs, reading everything, downloading the songs. I already know how I used...
Run The Jewels started it as a joke but it soon became a reality thanks to a Kickstarter. Now it's officially going to happen. Meow The Jewels has finally met their goal with 12 days left to go. You go internet!
Hip-hop producer Young Chop will be releasing a new full length record, Still, on October 28th. The album will feature contributions from Chief Keef, Lil Durk, and Lil Herb, among others. Hit the replies to check out the artwork.
1) Still ft. Chief Keef
2) All I Got ft. Fat Trel
3) Valley ft. Chief Keef
4) Some Of Mine ft. King100James
5) Finer Things ft. Lil Herb
6) Tre 073 ft. Lil Dave
7) Never Gonna Change ft. Johnny May Cash, Y.B., J-Rock & B-Moe
8) Ain’t Fuckin’ With Her ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Cap 1
9) Murder Team ft. Lil Durk
10) Bang Like Chop ft. Chief Keef & Lil Reese
Run the Jewels' sophomore album RTJ2 came with a preorder package that promised the album would be remixed entirely with cat noises if it was reached. A fan started a kickstarter to reach the $40,000 price tage, and El-P promised to follow through with the project if it was reached, with the proceeds going to charity. Now, Zola Jesus, Danny Brown's in-house producer Skywlkr, and Just Blaze have all promised to contribute production as well. Additionally, Just Blaze will release all the drum kits he used between 2001 and 2005 for free if the goal is reached.
Future has announced Monster, a new mixtape that's out October 28th. The follow up to this years Honest will be executive produced by Metro Boomin. Check out the title track and the art in the replies.
After more than a decade of false starts and teases, Dr. Dre's perpetually delayed Detox has apparently been renamed. The news comes from an Aftermath producer who says it was changed about two years ago, but declines to actually disclose the new title.
It seems as though Kendrick Lamar will release his new single entitled "i" next Tuesday. This will be his first cut from his follow up to 2012's phenomenal, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. You can find the cover art for the release in the replies.
Hoodie Allen has released the tracklisting for his upcoming album, People Keep Talking. It includes features from Ed Sheeran and more, hit the replies to check it out. You can pre-order the album here.
Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar's new collaboration track "Never Catch Me" can be heard in the replies. The cut is from Flying Lotus' new album, You're Dead!, which will be out on October 7th via Warp.
Run The Jewels have released the album artwork and track listing for their second album, RTJ2. You can find the artwork in the replies and the track listing below.
02) Oh My Darling Don't Cry
03) Blockbuster Night Part 1
04) Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [feat. Zack de la Rocha]
05) All My Life
06) Lie, Cheat, Steal
07) Early (feat. BOOTS)
08) All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker)
09) Love Again (Akinyele Back)
10) Crown (feat. Diane Coffee)
11) Angel Duster
An unfinished Drake song has leaked onto the internet with the title "Views From The 6," which is also the name of his reported upcoming album. It features an unknown rapper by the name of E Batt, and while it was speculated that he was the one behind the leak, he has since come out and said it wasn't him. You can hear the track over at Stereogum, though I wouldn't expect it to be up for long.
Chicago's Lil Bibby has revealed that he will be releasing his highly anticipated new mixtape, Free Crack II, on August 29th. This is the follow up to last year's excellent Free Crack, which you can download for free here. Check out his recent single with Kevin Gates, "We Are Strong," in the replies.
After a recent interview in which boxing champion Floyd Mayweather called 50 Cent "irrelevant", 50 has responded with an interesting challenge via his Instagram page:
“Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or f*cking up. lmao”
Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) will be releasing their new record, RTJ2, on October 28th via Mass Appeal. Rage Against The Machine frontman Zach de la Rocha and Blink-182's Travis Barker will be featured on the album. Hit the replies to stream a new track from the record titled "Blockbuster Night Part 1."
Lil Wayne announced yesterday on SportsCenter of all places that Tha Carter V will be released on October 28th. Weezy has said this is the final installment in the long-running Carter series. Check out the album art in the replies, which continues tha Carter tradition of featuring a tatted-up Wayne in his youth.