A Tribe Called Quest recently released their 6th and final studio album this week. The album is entitled We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. The new project features Kanye West, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Anderson .Paak, and more.
The new album also features all four of the group’s original members, including the late Phife Dawg. Q-Tip was quoted saying that the group could not have completed this project without the help of fellow emcees Busta Rhymes and Consequence.
Check out the highly anticipated final album by the legendary rap group below and be sure to check them out this weekend on Saturday Night Live with special guest host Dave Chappelle.
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.
The Wu Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin has been purchased, according to reports. The one and only album was purchased by a “private American collector” for “millions” of dollars. The album comes with the hand-carved nickel silver box, a gold-leafed certificate of authenticity and a leather-bound book containing the one of a kind album’s lyrics and the “behind the song” stories. The purchase also included a pair of customized PMC MB2-XBD speakers worth $55,000, that had not been previously mentioned.
The album runs 128 minutes long and consists of a total of 31 tracks including skits. The kicker to all of this is the fact the owner is not allowed to release the music to the public for 88 years.
We still may be a little confused on whether Drake’s latest project is actually an album or a mixtape, but in either case his unexpected release debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late did better than any other release this year, aside from Taylor Swift’s 1989.
According to Billboard, the OVO delegate sold 495,000 copies during the first week. It was a slight disappointment because of its predicted 500,000 sales target, but at the end of the day it was a huge win for Drizzy.
Many people believed that Drake would have released this project for free, however, with it going retail it may have been a ploy by Drake to speed up his departure time from Cash Money Records. Drake is still diligently hard at work on his album, Views From The 6, which will be out later this year, and will reportedly be the final release needed to meet his 5 album deal with Birdman and Cash Money Records.
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In the meanwhile, listen to Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late below for free. Yeah I said it…Free! #WhereRoyaltyMeetsLoyalty