Looks like YG got the memo his debut album My Krazy Life isn’t receiving a Grammy nod. In fact, a lot of heavily favored hip-hop albums were snubbed from the 2015 Grammys. Instead of rewarding artistically inclined albums like Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Piñata or even Rick Ross’ commercially successful Hood Billionaire, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) saw Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic better fit for some (more) recognition. Well, Compton’s YG, being the gangsta that he is, ain’t just gonna sit around and take it on the chin, as he unleashes “2015 Flow,” which targets said award show. Peep YG’s Grammy diss track “2015 Flow” after the jump.
- Videosposted December 7, 2014 / No Comments
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on the 40th season of Saturday Night Live last night alongside host James Franco. She performed two cuts off of her forthcoming highly-anticipated The Pinkprint album, which is due out December 15th on YMCMB. Peep Nicki’s performances of “Bed of Lies” and “Only” (no Drake or Lil Wayne, though) on Saturday Night Live after the jump.
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J. Cole’s new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive is due out December 9th, but you can stream it here for free. In addition, J. Cole is sharing the visuals to the intro for the album, in which he bikes around NYC. Peep the video for J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive intro after the jump.
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If you’re looking for some unadulterated gangsta rap sh*t look no further than Nipsey Hussle, one of West Coast’s unsung heroes during its sudden revival. And Nipsey has got you covered as he has just announced his new album Mailbox Money, which is due out December 20th. That’s the album cover above. In addition Nipsey Hussle is also sharing the album’s first single, “50 N***az.” However, if you want a physical copy of Mailbox Money you’re going to have to cough up some big bucks seeing as it’s a limited release with 100 total copies available and they’re being offered at $1000 each. Yowza! Anyway, peep Nipsey’s new track “50 N***az” after the jump.
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J. Cole’s forthcoming studio album 2014 Forest Hills Drive is due out December 9th but the rapper is sharing the release early via free web stream. J. Cole’s new album arrives with no prepackaged radio singles or features, instead he’s opting to keep it simple and intimate. Stream J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive after the jump.
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Nicki Minaj’s highly-anticipated new album The Pinkprint is due out December 9th and The Harajuku Barbie herself is sharing a new cut for the frothy fans out there. Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz “All Things Go” is the first song Nicki has shared since announcing the official release date for The Pinkprint. Nicki’s The Pinkprint is set to feature guest appearances from Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Drake, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Skylar Grey, and Meek Mill (who was recently released from prison.) Listen to “All Things Go” after the jump!