After blazing 2015 with two #1 albums and three mixtapes, Future kicks off the new year with a surprise mixtape release. For his latest project, Purple Reign, the Atlanta rapper reconnects with Metro Boomin and DJ Esco. If this mixtape is any indication of what 2016 via Future will bring, you can bank on him to have another crazy year.
Stream the Purple Reign mixtape below now, then go check out Future on the Purple Reign tour in a city near you.
Last year everyone and their momma chimed in on the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef, since then Drake went on to crush the rest of 2015, while his counterpart, well…he almost went Dave Chappelle in 2005 on us. However, now that we have left the beef in 2015, we now await the release of his Dreamchasers 4 mixtape. While we wait in anticipation, Meek drops a surprise 4-song EP today on SoundCloud.
Check out the four new songs below. Peep Meek’s freestyle over Drake and Future‘s What a Time to be Alive standout track, “I’m The Plug.”
Be on the lookout for DC4…coming sooner than later.
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.
Pittsburgh native and emcee Mac Miller drops the visual to his latest single, “Weekend,” featuring Miguel. The track is from Mac’s third album and major label debut, GO:OD AM. In the video you can catch Miller vibing to the possibilities of what the “Weekend” may bring. As Mac looks on to the “Weekend” he brings Miguel along for the ride. Watch as the two take on the “Weekend” and ride out on the city together. You also have to peep Mac in the hallway with the trippy women whose faces are covered.
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.”
Rock Hill, South Carolina native Chris Buxton hits the music scene with his highly anticipated project Stages. After releasing a few standout singles and generating a buzz through college blogs and Soundcloud, the 19 year old artist has established a solid fan base from bloggers and Hip Hop heads alike. Although the project consists of only 8 songs, Stages is a well rounded body of work. This mixtape is rich with relatable subject matter and top-notch production from Canis Major, Ryan Brammier and Quinzy Sousa.
Timbaland and 2 Chainz linked up to drop the first banger of the new year entitled, “This Me, F*ck It.” The new track was posted on 2 Chainz Soundcloud, so it is still unclear what project, if any, it will appear on. However, what we do know at this point is that the new single is 🔥 🔥 🔥.
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.
With 2015 all finished up, it’s the perfect time to recap the year with Uncle Murda. His new track, “Rap Up 2015” is a year-in-review record that speaks on the year’s hottest topics. The New York emcee drops bars on topics that include Drake’s battle with Meek, Game’s run-in with Stitches, Tyga’s relationship with Kylie Jenner, and much more.
If you want a fresh review of 2015 or in need of a good laugh, press play below.
Brooklyn bred emcee Fabolous dropped The Young OG Project last year on Christmas, his first studio album since 2009. This year for the holidays he drops the visual to one of the album’s hottest tracks, “She Wildin.” This remake of Nas’ “Oochie Wally,” featuring Chris Brown, is a passion themed track with a House Party themed visual.
This House Party vibe is just in time for the New Year celebration. The Gerard Victor-directed video has a dope 90’s throwback feel to it and is sure to get you on your feet.
Watch the new video below and be on the lookout for The Young OG Project 2, dropping in February.