Hip Hop News 4/17

Jay Z has been personally calling TIDAL subscribers to thank them. (Read More)

Kanye West returns to LAX, where a Process Server was waiting to serve him legal papers. (Read More)

Black Thought (of The Roots) is officially working on his long-awaited solo album. (Read More) 

Drake may have Beyonce on his upcoming album. (Read More)

2 Chainz is being sued for $1.5 million over an alleged breach of contract. (Read More)

A$AP Rocky involved in verbal altercation in London.

Chris Brown confirms fatherhood. (Read More)

Young Thug proposed to his girlfiend. (Read More)

Suge Knight is hospitalized again after judge tells him he must stand trial in murder case. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 4/15

Nicki Minaj hints at engagement to Meek Mill. (Read More)

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Lil’ Wayne‘s former bus driver is suing him for threatening him with a gun. (Read More)

Snoop Dogg is investing in a marijuana delivery service.  (Read More)

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Crunchy Black of Three Six Mafia was arrested for meth. (Read More)

T.I. says he’s staying out of the Young Thug and Lil’ Wayne beef. (Read More)

Ciara addresses breakup with Future. (Read More)

 

Album Stream: The Alchemist & Oh No – Welcome To Los Santos

Listen to the collaborative album between producers The Alchemist & Oh No called Welcome To Los Santos inspired by Grand Theft Auto V on NPR.   The eclectic album features Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, Freddie Gibbs, Killer Mike and more.

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BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Punch – “It’s True (Remix)”

Check out  BJ The Chicago track “It’s True (Remix)” featuring TDE‘s co-president, Punch, Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q.  Click here to listen to the laidback track.  The original track was originally on BJ’s The M.A.F.E. Project.

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Vic Mensa feat. Kanye West – “U Mad”

G.O.O.D. Friday all. While fans are still impatiently waiting for a CDQ version of Kanye West & Vic Mensa‘s “Wolves,” the two come together for another massive track called “U Mad” produced by Smoko Ono, Kanye West, Mike Dean, Stefan Ponce.  Additional production is credited to Charlie Heat.

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 42

420. Lupe Fiasco made his album Tetsuo and Youth for 16 core fans he often lurks on social media. (5:25 mark)

419. The Notorious B.I.G. wanted to drop Ready to Die on Halloween.1

418. Every year for Christmas, Kanye West‘s family would sing and play instruments, but Ye didn’t have a good voice, so he would sit in the corner. 2

417. Tupac‘s “Can’t C Me” was originally intended for Dr. Dre & Ice Cube‘s never released Helter Skelter album. 3

416. Kendrick Lamar (then known as K Dot) rapped for Charles Hamilton back in the day. (1:30 mark)

415. Pharrell‘s Astronaut BBC T-Shirt once flew aboard the United States Space Shuttle, Atlantis, to the International Space Station.4

414. Rick Ross and Bill Murray once recorded a song for a Christmas show, but Ross didn’t show up for the shoot. 5

413. Ab-Soul credits his extensive vocabulary to his mom reading him Dr. Seuss and Charlie Brown before bed.6

412. Missy Elliott‘s Supa Dupa Fly was recorded in two weeks and was entirely produced by Timbaland.7

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411. Eazy-E asked Bone Thugs to write his verse on “Foe The Love of Money,” but they made hit pen it himself.8

1. [http://www.mtv.com/news/1930343/we-have-20-notorious-b-i-g-facts-for-ready-to-dies-20th-anniversary/]
2. [http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/5893976/kanye-wests-the-college-dropout-an-oral-history]
3. [https://myspace.com/article/2013/11/06/canon-ballin-the-dr-dre-collection-1996-1999]
4. [http://theneptunes.org/nasa-n-e-r-d-project-revealed-a-bbc-astronaut-t-shirt/#sthash.jiZ66HcG.dpuf]
5. [http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2015/03/rick-ross-skips-performance-with-bill-murray/]
6. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.20101/title.ab-soul-credits-his-extensive-vocabulary-to-his-mom-speaks-on-alori-joh]
7. [http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/the-evolution-of-timbaland]
8. [https://medium.com/@JordanLebeau/bone-thugs-n-harmony-b0e700e85eae]

Mr. Porter feat. Rapsody & Scram Jones – “Told Y’all”

After getting long-deserved recognition for her verse on Kendrick Lamar‘s “Complexion,” Rapsody  has teamed up with producer Mr. Porter (D-12) and Scram Jones on a new track called “Told Y’All.”  The song will be on Mr. Porter‘s Stuff In My Backpack.

Tyler, The Creator – “DEATHCAMP” & “FUCKING YOUNG/PERFECT”

After months of avoiding social media, Tyler, The Creator has finally announced a new album, Cherry Bomb, due out April 13.  Though content set to premiere via his Golf Media app was delayed tonight, he dropped two new tracks called “Deathcamp” and “Fucking Young/Perfect.”  The project is available for pre-order on iTunes.

Love Is Evol: A Collection of Eminem Songs About Love and Heartbreak

Love has been terribly unkind to Eminem over the years. Read on to discover the evolution of Eminem’s most honest and personal songs about love and heartbreak over the past few decades.

The Game of Love

In his early days, Em touched on relationships and breakups with these two songs from his first solo effort.

Eminem feat. Eye-Kyu - “Searchin’” (Infinite, 1996) 

The only true Hip Hop love song of his career features a 24-year-old Em romantically gushing, “I got some game that I’m preparing to run/The way your lips sparkle and glare in the sun.”  This is a rare gem that doesn’t result in anguish or violence.

Eminem – “Jealousy Woes II” (Infinite, 1996) 

Em vents about a money-hungry girl who leaves him for another man. “Leaving me in sorrow, Brandy never felt so brokenhearted/I fell apart when you departed,” he vents.

Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATL6FCtvDpc

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LA Hip Hop Events Calendar

Hip Hop music, concerts and events in and around Los Angeles.

 

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HipHopDX Article: Just The Two Of Us: Chronicling, Defending & Meeting Eminem

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Read about how I defended Eminem as a teenager and eventually got the opportunity to meet him after creating my own fan site:

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/editorials/id.2132/title.just-the-two-of-us-chronicling-defending-meeting-eminem

LA Hip Hop Landmarks

Update: Will now be adding landmarks on a national scale as time permits.

Map of Hip Hop landmarks in LA. 


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Hip Hop News 4/16

Kanye West has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential. people. (Read More)

Nicki Minaj posts rumored engagement ring on Instagram.  (Read More)

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Jay Z releases exclusive music video for “Glory” on TIDAL. (Read More)

Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again” breaks record for most Spotify streams in a day. (Read More)

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Suge Knight murder case going to trial and bail reduced to $10 Million. (Read More)

Dr. Dre appears to be helping to produce The Game‘s The Documentary 2. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 4/14

Young Thug changed his album title to Barter 6 due to alleged lawsuit and announced first show in Lil‘ Wayne‘s hometown.  (Read More)

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Rihanna addressed cocaine rumors after sketchy Instagram video surfaces. (Read More)

Drake responds to Internet’s thoughts on Madonna and announces release date for physical copies of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

50 Cent continues to take shots at Diddy on Instagram. (Read More)

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had North West baptized in Jerusalem on Monday. (Read More)

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Pharrell Williams was named the style director of South African brand Woolworths. (Read More)

The Game will be looking for love in his new VH1 reality show. (Read More)

David Guetta reunited the Black Eyed Peas at Coachella. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 4/13

Madonna made out with Drake at Coachella. (Read More)

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Nelly arrested for possession of meth, marijuana and guns. (Read More)

Kanye West did an impromptu performance in Armenia and jumped in Swan Lake.

J. Cole will give fans a private performance for his top listeners on Tidal(Read More)

Game allegedly attacks man who serves him legal. (Read More)

Beyonce‘s mom remarried over the weekend. Jay, B and Solange were in attendance. (Read More)