Before the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards aired, or were even recorded weeks before broadcast, its outcome wasn’t a matter of whether Kendrick Lamar or Drake would win awards. Instead, it was a matter of how many and, perhaps more importantly, who would win more?
This week (Aug. 5-9), the late-night television lineup sees a rare appearance by Daft Punk as well as rocker Joan Jett, hip-hopper Earl Sweatshirt, and country artists Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, and Florida Georgia Line.
The video, directed by Benny Boom, finds the three artists flossing with beautiful women and piles of cash, and boasts a guest appearance from Wiz Khalifa.
Kanye West may have won the battle, but right now, J. Cole is winning the war.
For the second straight week, rap not only tops the U.S. album charts, but also makes a hat-trick of the top three spots, continuing a solid few weeks for the genre after a quiet start.
Every Tuesday, Dan Weiss runs down the week’s new full-length music releases, from charting hits to more obscure depths, the underrated and the overrated.
This week, June 24 – 29: Miley Cyrus brings the prospective song of the summer to Kimmel; Mavis Staples reestablishes her R&B dominance; and Ryan Bingham reps good, sturdy Americana.
This week, March 25-29, has a pretty good mix of old and new acts coming to late night TV, and all genre bases are covered. Here are the highlights.
Wale just released a trailer for his third full-length album, the follow-up to 2011’s “Ambition.” Titled “The Gifted,” the album will hit stores June 25 through Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records.
Kid Ink is readying the visuals for his hit song “Bad A**,” which features Wale and Meek Mill. While the tune calls up images of strippers and bottle poppin’, Ink recently explained why his new take on the record is burning hot.
With rap newcomers Wale and Meek Mill at the forefront of today’s rap scene and LL Cool J readying new music as he heads into three decades of recording, the three rappers have something in common. [...]
President Barack Obama’s second inauguration almost went off without a hitch. Even the silencing of Lupe Fiasco, who was thrown off stage after singing an anti-Obama song, was hushed and relegated to the margins. But [...]
MMG rapper and Seinfeld enthusiast Wale is up to nothing again. Jerry Seinfeld recently revealed that the two are collaborating on a project, presumably the rapper’s forthcoming Album About Nothing. Without revealing too many details [...]