Wednesday, December 31, 2014
NEWS: First Week Sales For Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" [Update: Final Numbers Arrive From Billboard]
First Week Sales For Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" [Update: Final Numbers Arrive From Billboard]
Fabolous moves just under 100k in the first week out.
Fabolous has sort of made a tradition out of dropping projects on Christmas day, and this year was no different with his new album The Young OG Projecthitting iTunes on December 25th.
The '90s inspired album seems to be doing well out the gate, and HitsDailyDouble arrives with some first week sales for the album today. Whereas Billboard has been counting a mix of sales and digital streams, this number from HDD appears to be just sales, and so it could be updated slightly once Billboard reveals their stats.
Nonetheless, HDD reports that Fab moved 72,000 units opening week, which will likely land him within the top 10 of the Billboard 200.
Did you cop The Young OG Project? Initial thoughts? Share in the comment section below.
On a related note, it appears J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive moved another 105,000 copies in its third week out, which beats Nicki Minaj's second week out with The Pinkprint, which moved 104,000.
[Update: Final Numbers Arrive From Billboard]
As we expected, we get a slightly updated number for Fabolous' The Young OG Project with Billboard revealing their stats. Loso actually did 71,000 units, which didn't quite get him in the top 10, but he is rounding out the top 12 at #12.
As for J. Cole and Nicki Minaj, when we bring digital streams into the mix, The Pinkprint actually outdid 2014 Forest Hills Drive this week. Billboard reports from Neilsen SoundScan that Nicki did 156,000 units total, with sales of just 105,000. J. Cole did 120,000 units total, with sales of 104,000.
Migos & Lil Wayne Spotted In Studio Together
Lil Wayne x Migos chill in the studio.
Although Lil Wayne has been facing a setback or two when it comes to his new album Tha Carter V, he's not letting that hinder his work process. The rapper recently hit the studio with Migos, presumably cooking up a hot collaboration or two.
There has yet to be a Weezy F x Migos collaboration, so fans of either should be excited. No word on what project they were working on, it could very well be for Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape, his anticipated Carter V album, or a new project from Migos. DJ Stevie J was also in the studio, so it could even be for one of his projects.
Migos posted a picture of the them late last night on Instagram, and we got another picture from LilWayneHQ. View both in the gallery above.
The latest development in the ongoing Lil Wayne/Cash Money feud is that Weezy threatened his label with a lawsuit if his album doesn't drop soon.
NEWS: A$AP Rocky Shares "Pretty Flacko 2" Artwork, Will Drop Track At 6 PM
A$AP Rocky gets us hype to hear "Pretty Flacko II" at 6 tonight by sharing the artwork.
Need a New Years Eve anthem? Well, hopefully you're leaving for your party after 6 PM EST, because that's when A$AP Rocky will be dropping his highly-anticipated new single, "Pretty Flacko 2." Ever since he performed the track in London almost two months ago, videos of the performance have been mobbed by fans eager to hear what's in store next for the NYC superstar. Stoking the fire of our anticipation, Rocky also shared what appears to be artwork for the single.
Check out his relevant tweets below.
PRETTY FLACKO II AT 6PM http://t.co/5YVTjyz1sD— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) December 31, 2014
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) December 31, 2014
Autopsy Reveals Ezell Ford Was Shot Three Times
The official autopsy report, released Monday, reveals Ezell Ford was shot three times: in the right arm, right back, and right abdomen
The report was made public more than four months after Ezell Ford, 25, was fatally shot by LAPD officers in South Los Angeles on Aug. 11 of this year. Family members say Ford was mentally challenged and harmless. The autopsy states that the gunshot wound to the right abdomen and back area were fatal, and that the back wound had a “muzzle imprint,” which indicates the shot was fired at close range. The third wound to the arm was not fatal, according to the report. L.A. police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday at a news conference:
While the LAPD says the autopsy report doesn’t prove or disprove police misconduct in the case, some witnesses dispute the officers’ account of the incident. Witnesses told reporters Ford was face-down on the ground when he was shot; however, none of those witnesses agreed to be interviewed by investigators.
Steven Lerman, the lawyer representing the Ford family, says:
The delay in releasing the autopsy report was the result of a $75 million lawsuit the Ford family filed against the city. The coroner ruled Ford died of multiple gunshot wounds, and was classified as a homicide.
Read: Full Autopsy Report
-Infinite Wiz (@InfiniteWiz)
Pimp C Released From Prison
On this day, December 30, in hip-hop history…
: Nearly a decade ago today, the furs came out of trunks and closets and ‘Free Pimp C’ shirts started collecting dust. After serving roughly half of what was an eight-year prison sentence, the legendary rapper and producer sauntered out of a Texas prison to sate the rap world’s thirst for gold grills and gritty naturalism.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Beats By Dre "#SoloSelfie" Commercial Part 2
Watch a second #SoloSelfie commercial from Beats By Dre.
Beats By Dre continue to support their new Solo headphones with their #SoloSelfie hashtag movement. After first dropping off a commercial for it that featured 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Big Sean and more, we get a second instalment today with a few other familiar faces (and some that appeared in the first ad). This #SoloSelfie ad features selfies taken by Theophilus London, Travi$ Scott, Jhene Aiko, Nick Jonas, as well as Kylie Jenner, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj (again).
Watch it above. Does it make you wanna go out and buy a pair of $300 headphones or nah? Peep Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint #SoloSelfie commercial here.
Young Thug Says It's "All Love" With Crips After Getting Called Out For Gang Sign
Young Thug explains that he's got love for Crips and Bloods alike after getting called out by Glasses Malone.
Young Thug may bool in the bondo with his Bloods, but it doesn't mean he can't chill at the crib with some Crips as well. The Atlanta rapper raised some eyebrows when he threw up a Crip gang sign in the new DeJ Loaf video, and guess what, the song is literally called "Blood".
West Coast rapper Glasses Malone was not pleased when he spotted the pretty obvious contradiction, and took to Instagram to call Thug out on his gang flip-flopping. Malone posted a screencap of Thug's hand gesture with the caption "Disrespectful.. SMMFH… School’s In!!!! #YouGonLearnToday."
A day later, Thugger responded in an Instagram video, suggesting that he's cool with both gangs. "To all my crip Broda's it's all love to me bro," he wrote in a caption, adding in a second video, "I'm just thinking about my motherfuckin' Crip partners. I don't want my niggas to feel a certain type of way because I love them, ya dig?"
Check out both Glasses Malone and Young Thug's posts below.
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Monday, December 29, 2014
Joey Bada$$ - On & On Feat. Maverick Sabre & Dyemond Lewis
Listen to Joey Bada$$' newest leak "On & On".
With his debut album, B4.DA.$$, only weeks away, Joey Badass decides to come through tonight and liberate a new leak called “On & On” featuring Maverick Sabre and Dyemond Lewis.
Backed by the smooth piano-laced production from Freddie Joachim, Joey gets personal with this one and reminisces on his circle of friends becoming smaller due to all his success, and the coming of going of true happiness nowadays. The reflective, lyrical cut follows up his most recent release “Curry Chicken”, which too will see life on his debut album.
Due out January 20th, B4.DA.$$ will contain 17 tracks and feature guest appearances from Raury, Action Bronson, BJ The Chicago Kid, and many more. Pre-orders can already be purchased on iTunes today.
Thoughts on the new leak?
NEWS: Nipsey Hussle Announces Official Release Date For "Mailbox Money" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
Nipsey Hussle Announces Official Release Date For "Mailbox Money" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
This is Nipsey's second "Proud2pay" campaign, the first coinciding with the releases of his last project,Crenshaw. Fans who purchased the $100 hard copies of Crenshaw were granted access to a proud to pay concert. The project was announced as a success, with Nipsey reaching his 1000 hard copy goal. 100 copies were reported as being purchased by Jay-Z.
Excited to close out the year with new music from Nipsey Hussle? Check out his first single off the project, "50 Niggaz".
[Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
After revealing the December 31st release date for Mailbox Money a few days ago, Nipsey Hussle decides to come through tonight and share the official tracklisting via Instagram.
Laced with 15 tracks, the project will feature guest appearances from K Camp, Rick Ross, Dom Kennedy, J Stone, Buddy, and Trae Tha Truth. Meanwhile, production will be handled by the likes of Hit-Boy, Sap, DJ Mustard, 1500 or Nothin, DJ Khahlil, and others.
Check out the official tracklist in the gallery below.
— NIP HUSSLE THE GREAT (@NipseyHussle) December 30, 2014
Mick Jenkins closes out the year with a fiery new track in "11".
While most would feel it's safe to assume 2014 has been a great year for Mick Jenkins (with the release of his critically acclaimed The Water(s) ) his new track, "11", makes it clear several of the major events and topics of the year are heavy on his mind.
While Mick closes the track by repeating "I can't breath" (a reference to Eric Garner's homicide), his usage of the now famous Paul Mooney quote can likely be attributed to one of the other popular topics of the day, cultural appropriation.
The production provided by NIFD productions sets a serious tone. Not overly produced, simple with hard hitting bass, allowing Mick to clear his mind and be understood clearly.
Young Thug - Pelican Fly
Young Thug drops a new one called "Pelican Fly".
New Young Thug songs have been dropping out of the sky all year, and the momentum of his output hasn't slowed during the holiday season. Just yesterday, we got a new record from him and frequent collaborator, Rich Homie Quan, and today we get "Pelican Fly", a solo Thugger cut.
The record is gleefully poppy, with a very catchy hook and plenty of the vocal tics that have come to define Thug as a performer. The ATL experimentalist has a couple new projects lined up for the new year, including Volume 2 of the Rich Gang tape, and his highly anticipated full length with Metro Boomin, Metro Thuggin.
Nicki Minaj Acting In High School Play
A clip of Nicki Minaj acting in a play for her High School has surfaced online.
While she's toned dow the voices to a certain extent, Nicki Minaj will always be a theatrical performer. This can be partially credited to her experiences as a theatre student in High School, and while we were always sure Nicki was a star from way back, we've never actually seen any evidence of her High School acting.
A new clip has just surfaced which shows Minaj (or back then, Onika) acting out a fairly intense scene, and working with a teacher on her role.
Nicki's album "The Pinkprint" debuted at number 2 on the Billboard chart this week.
Stream Rae Sremmurd's "SremmLife" Album
Stream Rae Sremmurd's new album, "SremmLife" in its entirety.
Rae Sremmurd really burst onto the scene in 2014. A year ago, no one could tell you their name, and now a few people can even pronounce it! The duo have scored two certified smashes with "No Flex Zone" and "No Type", and surely have a couple more waiting to break through. They've now released their debut album for free stream, wasting no time getting their material out there while they're buzzing.
The 11 track project features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Big Sean and more. View the full tracklist below, and check out the stream over at iTunes.
1. Lit Like Bic
2. Unlock the Swag (Feat. Jace of Two-9)
3. No Flex Zone
4. My X
5. This Could Be Us
6. Come Get Her
7. Up Like Trump
8. Throw Sum Mo (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug)
9. Yno (Feat. Big Sean)
10. No Type
11. Safe Sex Pay Checks
YG & DJ Mustard Are Dissing Each Other On Instagram
YG and DJ Mustard are beefing on Instagram.
YG and DJ Mustard proved they were an unstoppable team with the former's debut album, My Krazy Life, but many great creative partnerships end ugly, and things may be going that way for these two judging by their recent Instagram quarrel.
While it's not entirely clear how things got started, the first (now deleted) post found Mustard addressing fans, requesting people stop asking him about "that YG shit", and then accusing the rapper of not paying him for work on My Krazy Life. YG retaliated with claims that he was never paid for Mustard's album or his iconic "Mustard On The Beat, Hoe" drop.
The two then decided they weren't for "this internet shit", seemingly making plans to meet up and settle things, the last post being a screencap of YG's call log, claiming Mustard wasn't picking up his phone.
We'll keep you posted on what's going down. Check out all the posts so far below.
Say no mo I ain't for no sucka shit and this internet shit weak we can get down this won't be the first time ...... I'm finna pull up we can squabble up !!! See yo in 30 killa .....Fotka zveřejněná uživatelem Dj Mustard (@djmustard),
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