Focused On Urban Issues, Nightlife, & Kenny Smoov
Lil Wayne recently clarified his comments about Roc Nation during an interview on FS1’s Undisputed. Weezy said that Jay’s “a good guy” who just wants to help however he can. But as far as signing with a new label, Wayne says, “We still working on that…that’s a situation.”
Gucci Mane made the most of his Coachella experience. After bringing out Diddy, Migos, Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty during week one, he came through with 50 Cent, ASAP Rocky, Playboy Carti and Chief Keef this past weekend.
Action Bronson, the chef-turned-rapper recently tweeted, “Thank you to all my people for voting me high person of the year” after receiving the honor from Viceland.
Kendrick Lamar is taking his new Damn. album on the road this summer with a new Damn. tour.
Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. will fill the support slot on the 17-date tour which begins July 12th in Phoenix and wraps up August 6th in Los Angeles. (Rolling Stone)
Machine Gun Kelly walked off the stage during his show Saturday night in Florida complaining of chest pains.
The rapper was in the middle of performing his hit "Bad Things" when he grabbed his chest and complained of pain. He was checked by paramedics at the venue who determined it was not a heart issue. His reps say Kelly was injured a day before while shooting the movie Captive State and Kelly himself said he had been "punched in the chest 65 times." After several minutes, he returned to the stage and finished the show. (TMZ)
It’s almost time for the 13th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
This year’s week of events goes from July 10 through 16. DMX and The Lox will headline the final concert on July 15th. OSHUN, Mister Cee and Stretch & Bobbito will also take the stage. Rob Swift will return to serve as resident DJ.
On July 14th, Dreamville’s Bas, Cozz and Omen will perform while fans can walk through the “Brooklyn’s Finest” art gallery. This year’s event will also feature #ForTheCulture conversations — a series of panels featuring Rakim and The Combat Jack Show.
Tickets are on sale now at EventBrite.com. (Instagram)
A few years ago there weren’t any hip-hop-only festivals. Now we’ve got A3C, Broccoli City, Rolling Loud and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.
These festivals should start touring.
Booking DMX as a headliner is a risky move given his track record.
Sounds like a Ruff Ryders reunion is in store.
Jay Z just re-upped with Roc Nation.
With his own $150 million, 10-year 360-degree deal nearing completion, the rapper-turned-mogul is looking to the next ten years. According to Billboard, Hov has secured a new deal with Live Nation.
Jay and Live Nation will still continue their management and recording partnership (under Roc Nation), but he will receive equity in the company, which will now cover his touring business.
There were rumors he was gonna jump ship and take Roc Nation to Universal.
He's not a businessman, he's a business, man.
Shawn Carter never stops hustling. All his recent TV and film deals only add to the portfolio.