August Alsina Isn’t Apologizing For The ’106 & Park’ Incident: “I Was Played Man”


Tuesday, August Alsina became arguably the realest R&B singer available when he checked Keisha Chanté during a taping of ’106 & Park’ in regards to his beef with Trey Songz. Thursday, the singer made an appearance on Sway In The Morning to promote his Testimony album as well as shed light to what happened on […]

Thou Shall Not Ask August Alsina About Trey Songz On ’106 & Park’


In the land of R&Beef, August Alsina and Trey Songz happens to be a thing because the 21-year old artist from New Orleans isn’t quite fond of the “Na Na” singers “fakeness”. Apparently August isn’t one for dealing with egos and when the question was brought up for the fiftyleventh time on BET’s 106 & […]

Russell Simmons On Artist Endorsement & Empowerment [@russellsimmons @nicekicks]


Being there for some of the first artist endorsements (the most notable of all being Run-DMC inking a deal with Adidas), Russell Simmons knows a few things, not only about brand power but how integral hip-hop culture is in terms of buying power and increasing the growth of certain companies across the globe. After spending […]

Watch The Lil’ Boosie Press Conference [@boosieofficial #boosiespeaks]


Not in New Orleans for Lil’ Boosie’s first official statements since his prison release last week? Stream them here and begin guessing what we might be in store for. Considering that the #BoosieSpeaks website is powered by Atlantic Records, you can already guess where Boosie’s next major label LP will reside.

Kendrick Lamar To Release New Album In September, Black Hippy Project In The Works


Christmas just came early if you’re a Kendrick Lamar & TDE fan. In a recent profile for Billboard, the entire blueprint for Top Dawg Entertainment gets laid out, from “Top Dawg” Anthony Tiffith to Dave Free right down to the label’s big two of Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, its rugged show stealer Jay Rock, the ever […]

Pharrell Addresses ‘G I R L’ Album Cover Controversy

Pharrell - G I R L-cover

The issues we argue about ultimately factor into what we deem intelligent discussion or just braying for the sake of hearing our own voices. That’s how I felt watching social media attempt to implode on itself yesterday when backlash walked up to Pharrell’s album cover for G I R L and felt its presence needed […]

Drake Slams Rolling Stone, “I’m Done Doing Interviews For Magazines”


Just when you think you’re ready to commend Drake for taking a stand and not saying something subliminally, he takes (some) of it back with a few tweets. Yesterday, an excerpt of Drake’s Rolling Stone interview hit the net and what we gathered from it was that he felt Macklemore’s apology to Kendrick Lamar wasn’t […]

Bun B Discusses Rap Lyrics, Running For Mayor On MSNBC [@bunbtrillog @tamronhall #newsnation]


Stepping in for Chamillionaire, Bun B made an appearance on MSNBC’s NewsNation with Tamron Hall to discuss rap, free speech and the New Jersey Supreme Court case of Vonte Skinner that is weighing whether or not to use the defendant’s rap lyrics as evidence in trial. Skinner was convicted of attempted murder in 2008 but […]

Jett I. Masstyr – Sore Loser (Instrumental) [@hbjmrr]


“Music is a daily vacation for me…” Jett I. Masstyr, along with his soul brother Donnie Houston happen to be one of my favorite producers in Houston. It’s not hyperbole, rather a fact. Behind the boards he’s like a lumbering giant who enjoys splacking various piano key arrangements on top of stuttering drums and in […]

Common – War (prod. No I.D.) [@common @cocaine80s]


Two notes to take from “War”, a brand new record Common released produced by No I.D. First, Common & No I.D. are working on an album together Nobody Smiling that No I.D. is producing — by himself. Second, “War” is literally a man on the street reporting about the violent atrocities going on in Chicago […]