Music News - Rap/Hip-Hop


pharrell-020514.jpg A new musical film is in the works from Pharrell Williams. The film, titled Atlantis, was reportedly optioned by Fox earlier this month and focuses on Williams' childhood. It is described as a "Romeo & Juliet-style love story with a music element."

imge4-062716.jpg Maxwell has revealed his new video for the track "Gods" and has also announced a string of tour dates. The tour is set to kick off at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on May 23 and will continue through June 23 when they'll wrap at the Valley View Casino Arena in San Diego.

Rickross-093014.jpg Rick Ross and Gucci Mane have revealed plans for a new movie in the near future. Rozay opened up about the project during a recent radio interview in Atlanta and explained that production will kick off soon.

drake-070916.jpg Drake's new release More Life earned a whopping 600 million streams in its first week. Apple Music confirmed that they had 90 million streams in the first 24 hours out on their service alone. The new album also broke first-day and single-day stream records just recently set by Ed Sheeran. "More Life. More time with family and friends. More Life."

Snoop-Dogg-102916.jpg When the late Tupac Shakur enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, Snoop Dogg will be the one inducting him. "'Pac brought a spirit to the studio that was different than anybody we ever worked with," he said of Shakur in an interview. "He had a spirit - like this n***a could be in three different rooms at one time makin' music. He would never listen to it."

ti-black-and-white-061416.jpg T.I. has dropped his new single "Do My Thing." The track, featuring DJ Whoo Kid and DJ MLK, finds Tip putting competing emcees on notice. The two DJs convinced Tip to release the track and they opened up to Billboard about it.

miguelllll-060916.jpg Miguel has reportedly signed on to give a headlining performance at this year's Northside Festival. The event is set to take place between June 7-11 this year at various locations around Brooklyn, New York. Other performers already confirmed include the Dirty Projectors and Kamasi Washington.

Gucci-Mane-071916.jpg Gucci Mane and Solange will take part in this year's Red Bull Music Academy NYC. There will also be tributes to late artists Prince and Alice Coltrane and Werner Herzog will also take part.

faithevans-082112.jpg Faith Evans has reportedly signed on for a performance alongside Diddy at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. The performance will take place on April 27 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. It will serve as a promotional event for Diddy's new documentary project Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The Bad Boy Story. They will be joined onstage by Lil' Kim and Mase.

Rihanna-061616.jpg Rihanna announced the third Diamond Ball this week, which seeks to raise funds for the Clara Lionel Foundation. The foundation supports underprivileged communities in health, education & art.

trey-061616.jpg Trey Songz has offered up his new release Tremaine. The singer's 7th studio release follows 2014's Trigga and 2015's Trigga Reloaded. The album initially made headlines when Trey teased a faux reality TV series titled Tremaine the Playboy that would have detailed his love life.

kendrick-lamar-070416.jpg Kendrick Lamar has offered up his new single "The Heart Part 4." The track appeared just hours after he leaked the news in a now-deleted Tweet. The new track is a collaboration with up and comer Khaled and finds King Kendrick laying out a few ground rules with a new flame.

chrisbrown-062316.jpg Chris Brown has reportedly signed on to make an appearance on the hit series Black-ish. He will reportedly play the role of a rapper who teams up with series regular Dre for an advertising campaign aimed at elevating his star status.

faithevans-082112.jpg Faith Evans has revealed her new track "Ten Wife Commandments" featuring posthumous audio from Notorious B.I.G. The track is pulled from the forthcoming new Biggie duets release The King & I and Faith revealed that it was one of the first songs selected for the project.

beyonce-070916.jpg Beyonce gave a Houston high school student the surprise of a lifetime via a Facetime call after a successful social media campaign. Ebony Banks, a senior at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, is battling stage 4 of a rare form of cancer. Her friends launched a social-media campaign with the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE in hopes of gaining the superstar's attention.

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