Last weekend, Drake revealed his plans to release his fourth LP, Views From the 6, in April. Drake also blessed us with a new track, “Summer Sixteen,” in which he continues to walk all over Meek Mill and fire some warning shots at Toronto R&B artist Tory Lanez. The verdict still isn’t in yet on whether or not the Noah “40” Shebib and Boi-1da-produced cut will make the highly anticipated album, but what we do know is this single is the highest debut of Drake’s career.
The new track is already one of the biggest hits of Drake’s career and his highest debut since 2011’s “Take Care” duet with Rihanna. Stream “Summer Sixteen” below and keep one eye open for the premiere of Drake & Rihanna’s “Work” video.
A beef has been cooking for the last couple of days that has culminated with the incarcerated Harlem rapper Max B throwing shade at Kanye. Yesterday, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa attempted to break the internet when the two went back and forth on Twitter. The riff started when Kanye announced his new album will be renamed Waves (formerly Swish, previously titled So Help Me God). Once the announcement came out, Hip Hop heads, including Wiz, went into a frenzy.
Since the spill over on Twitter, the currently incarcerated Max B, who is serving a 75 year sentence, took it upon himself to reach out to Kanye. He did this the only way he knew how to…on wax.
Be on the lookout for Max B’s “Waves” documentary to drop the same day as Kanye’s album. Peep the trailer below.
Over the weekend, Pittsburgh’s Jordan York hosted a celebration for his recent success. The “Key To The City” event was presented by Nightfall Records and All In Events. It was held at The Boiler Room in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was attended by a few hundred people. Those who were in attendance were treated to opening performances by Space Gang, Ace Money, Maddox of Anger Management, TK Kavi, Town Zero, Aaron Romeo, and Easily Distracted, while Chaotic Style held down the 1’s and 2’s.
While event goers were pleased with all of the great acts, they patiently waited for Jordan York to hit the stage. As the event approached it’s climax, York was escorted to the stage by two women donning bikinis. The crowd then went crazy and the bar was set from there.
Those in attendance that night saw York for the true entertainer he is, as he proved that he was more than just an emcee. His 30-minute set included some freestyles and songs like “Stay True” and “Can You Hear Me.” York also performed his brand new song “Kurt Angle.” “It’s a night to celebrate,” said York, “I wanted to give everyone a good night and I wanted to do something classy.” “It’s definitely Hip Hop, but at the same time I like to keep it classy and provide everyone that comes out a good time and make them feel like they are a part of something, because they are,” said York.
“I just let loose on stage and I just want to leave people with an impression that they got their money’s worth and why they should come out and see me again,” said Jordan York. “I rap about real life stuff and I’m just a normal guy chasing my dreams. I don’t want to be recognized for the flashy jewels or the clothes I wear, I want to be recognized for grinding hard and achieving my dreams,” said York.
The “Key To The City” event was lit and the folks that made it out on that snowy night would definitely agree. The good news is that you don’t have to take my word for it. Check out the highlights of Jordan York’s performance below and be sure to leave a comment.
Keep an eye out for Jordan, this young man has a talent that will surely be noticed. Press Play Now.
Kanye West’s last album, Yeezus, dropped nearly 3 years ago. Since then, we have watched the “Jack-of-all-trades” artist reach for the higher levels of Yeezus. With the release of his next album, Swish, approaching us it’s no surprise that we find Yeezy in the midst of some news. Ye’s “Black Skinhead” track of 2013, was the lead single for his Yeezus album. A remix to the Daft Punk and Mike Dean-produced hit was teased, but never released.
This morning someone dug deep in the internet and as a result…we have Kanye’s “Black Skinhead” remix featuring none other than Miley Cyrus, along with Travis Scott, and Lupe Fiasco. This is definitely not an official release for the remix and we are still unclear on what Lupe’s contributions are to the song, but at this point…does it really matter?
Do yourself a favor and listen to the leaked remix here.
A few weeks into the new year and it looks like some people are willing to leave a few things in 2015. Now we can officially add the beef between Wayne and Birdman to that list. Last night at LIV nightclub in Miami, apparently Lil Wayne and Birdman put an end to their beef. In the video below you can hear Birdman attest to his love for Wayne saying,
This my motherf*cking son, and I’mma die for him, I’mma live for him, and I’mma motherf*cking kill for him. That ain’t gonna never change, n*gga. It’s YMCMB for life.”
Of course we all know that the beef between these two got very serious and heated at times. We also can’t forget that lawsuits were filed and bullets were fired. So…can Weezy and Birdman honestly move forward and forget the events that took place last year? Does this mean that Wayne will finally drop Tha Carter V? I guess time will only tell…so stay connected with us as this story is sure to develop soon.
If you don’t know who Adele is by now, it may be time to crawl from under that rock you’ve been living under for the past year. Last year, the British vocalist sold over 15 million copies worldwide of her latest album, 25, while taking the queen of the hill spot with a 7-week reign at number one. Adele’s “Hello” single leaped on to Billboard’s charts, ultimately ending Drake’s chances of getting his first-ever Billboard Hot 100 #1. Although, Adele is actually a fan of Drizzy’s. One could say she is even a fan of Hip Hop.
In the clip below Adele linked up with Carpool Karaoke host James Corden for some good laughs and karaoke singing. Watch as Adele flawlessly spits Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” verse toward the end of the clip.
Steve Harvey has received more than his fair share of criticism for his mistake at the Miss Universe pageant, where he crowned the wrong contestant the winner. At last night’s Golden Globes, Foxx decided to up the ante as he presented for Best Original Score in a Motion Picture award, for which scores from Creed, The Hateful Eight, Steve Jobs, Carol, and The Danish Girl were nominated.
Foxx looked deep into the crowd with his all jokes aside face and named F. Gary Gray‘s box office hit Straight Outta Compton the winner, even though the movie wasn’t even nominated. He then, with no hesitation, impersonated Harvey’s recoup, saying that it’s “right here on the card” and apologizing to “everybody in Compton.”
Now that 2015 is all wrapped up, it is now time to reassess and discuss the best of Hip Hop in 2015. One of the many big debates this year was “Who had the hottest album?” This is always a great debate, however, to eliminate the heated arguments and back & forth bickering we can look directly at sales numbers. As a wise man once said, “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.” So let’s take a look at Billboard’s Top Ten Rap Albums of 2015.
Western Pennsylvania emcee Jay La’Mont is a young man with a very wise mentality. The 20 year old rapper knows that it is going to take more than just some clever bars to take him to the next level. The Johnstown native is working hard to not only create great music, but to build his Genius Society movement as well. Jay recently dropped his Before The Genius EP which was well received. Below you can watch a video to one of the standout tracks from the EP, “Stay Positive.”
Jay is known for his trippy lyrics and positive vibes, but many don’t realize that he is also the guy behind many of the beats that he is dropping 16’s on. His Kanye West like talents have already placed him in a lane of his own. With that being said, it is not a real shocker that Kanye is one of Jay’s musical influences. However, Jay La’Mont’s musical influences are very broad, which is another great example of why his music does not fit in any particular niche. His wide-ranging influences include artists like Kanye West, Travis Scott, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Snoop Dogg, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. You can also catch him on any given day vibing to the sounds of George Clinton, Prince, and Eric Clapton. “I’m into music period. All of it is incorporated into my music,” said Jay. “It’s hard to really define my sound because it is so diverse.”
The Before The Genius EP is definitely an eargasm waiting to happen. The 12-track EP features production by Jay and it includes dope tracks like “Fly Away,” “Said And Done,” and “Open Your Mind.”
“I wanted to create music that would reflect the brand,” said Jay, “Before The Genius is the beginning of our story, from there I am going to continue to build on this. Soon I’ll be dropping the next chapters to the story.” “This is going to be crazy, almost like a movie.”
Stream Before The Genius by Jay La’Mont below. Also, if you are in the Pittsburgh area, be on the lookout for a special event featuring Jay, details are listed below.
As Ty Dolla $ign prepares himself for the upcoming Purple Reign tour with Future, he drops two blockbuster remixes to his standout Free TC track, “Blasé.” The two remixes feature an all-star cast that includes Diddy, Juicy J, French Montana, A$AP Ferg, Jeezy, and T.I.
Check out both remixes below. Also be on the look out for the Purple Reign tour to hit a city near you. You can find the full list of dates, venues, and cities below.