Beam Me Up Scotty
The Internet always seems to operate at its best whenever there’s a highly anticipated album about to drop. This time was no exception as fans now have their hands on Travis Scott’s Rodeo in all of its chaotic lean-fueled glory days before its original release date. While the album doesn’t have much direction, personality or sense, all 16 tracks bang as hard as you could hope for, and can be best described as drug induced space-rap. And we mean space, as in chrome helmets, lazers and spaceship parties. Most of the sounds used are unusual, futuristic, grimy and require a high end speaker system with tons of bass to truly be appreciated. Definitely the album to be bumping on your friend’s new car stereo.
The West Wing
As the internet scrambles to concoct the cleverest pun for this situation, Kanye West prepares to run for President of The United States. No you didn’t read that wrong, but we understand if you really want to double check. During the MTV VMA’s last Sunday, Kanye West was not only presented an award by none other than Taylor Swift who years before was interrupted by Kanye while receiving an award herself, but continued on to deliver a speech as confusing as it was entertaining. In that speech he made many notable and unusual quotes but none was better than admitting to “rolling one up” before coming on stage. Soon after, Mr. West practically broke twitter with his announcement that he’s running for presidential office in the year 2020, but hey, if that walking hair piece they call Donald Trump can be taken seriously, so can Yeezy.
Happy birthday Harden
It shouldn’t be any surprise James Harden’s birthday bashes are better than yours. After all, hosted by the Kardashians on a yacht is the way to do it. Throw in a lot of famous friends, couple photo bombs, an epic fireworks show and an all-white dress code and all of sudden you’re almost at P. Diddy level. Harden’s girlfriend Khloe Kardashian was present with most of her family including Kim, Kanye, Tyga and Kylie Jenner who all participated in some photo booth antics. Congrats on turning 26 James!
List of songs played this week:
Easy Bake – Jay Rock Ft. Kendrick Lamar & SZA
Off The Rip (Remix) – French Montana Ft. ASAP Rocky, NORE & Chinx
God – Jeezy
Up – B.o.B
By My Lonesome – Trizz & Chuuwee
Nothin at all – Trizz & Chuuwee
Money Dance – Rick Ross Ft. The Dream
Forclosures – Rick Ross
Pornography – Travis Scott (with T.I. doing the intro)
90210 – Travis Scott
Pray 4 Love – Travis Scott Ft. The Weeknd
Piss On Your Grave – Travis Scott Ft. Kanye West
Real Life – The Weeknd
Losers – The Weeknd
Tell Your Friends – The weeknd (Prod. Kanye West)
Dark Times – The Weeknd Ft. Ed Sheeran
All That Shines – Vic Mensa
Go Hard or Go Home Pt. 2 – Wiz Khalifa Ft. French Montana, Trey Songz & Ty Dolla $ign
Right Now – Uncle Murda Ft. Future
Glitta – Tyga
Pusha T is on it!
It’s been almost two years since Pusha T’s last album and he knows fans are getting tired of waiting. Don’t worry though, Pusha says he’s been feverishly trying to finish his highly anticipated KING PUSH by the end of the month. That’s right! Pusha T wants you strolling to lecture with possibly Hip-Hop album of year in your back pocket.
Straight Outta Compton… To The Bank
First weekend sales are in for Straight Outta Compton, and it looks like $60.2 million worth of people are throwing up the West Side all over North America. With a historic box office opening weekend, Dr. Dre’s newest album Compton has done quite well itself boasting an impressive 280,000 copies falling short to only Kendrick Lamar and Drake.
Eenie Meenie Miney Mo, Catch a Tyga By The Toe
I know, I know, that was corny, but then again so is Tyga. With a new mixtape on the way set to release August 24th, Tyga looks to prove he’s worth more than his infamous relationship with Kylie Jenner. With rumors of Kylie learning to make music, this might be the perfect opportunity for a really interesting feature.
Keep On Hustlin – Warren G ft. jeezy, bun b & Nate Dogg
9 Shots – 50 Cent
A Milli Billi Trilli – 2 Chainz Ft. Wiz Khalifa
Say So – Wiz Khalifa
Intro – dr. dre
Talk about it – dr. dre ft. Justus & King Mez
Its all on me – Dr. Dre Ft. Justus & BJ The Chicago Kid
Darkside/Gone – Dre ft. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar
Medicine Man – Dre. Ft. Eminem, Candice pillay & Anderson Paak
Kehlanis (Freestyle) – PARTYNEXTDOOR
Sweeterman (Remix) – Drake
Here – Alessia Cara
Acting Like 1 – Tory Lanez & WEDIDIT
I Know how it Feel – Ace Hood Ft. Ty Dolla Sign
Room Full Of G’s – League of Starz Ft. Snoop Dogg, Game, Joey Fatts & Dee
Again – Fetty Wap
The Fix – Nelly Ft. Jeremih
Driving Ms. Daisy – Logic Ft. Childish Gambino
Westside Rooftops – Skeme Ft. G Austin
Toyota Music – Big Sean
Drizzy x Meek: Round 2
Its round 2 ladies and gentleman, and Drake takes it in a unanimous decision. Don’t believe the hype? All the #backtoback Twitter memes will tell you different. Just days after dropping a rather lack-luster unofficial response track to Meek Mills recent twitter rant, Drake returns with a second diss track that Meek really wasn’t ready for. Appropriately titled “Back to Back” The 6God came through today with some heat and shook the game up in a way only a Canadian could. Meek has the number 1 album in the country right now, a world tour AND the sexiest female MC on his hip but he better watch his step before Drake steals his short-lived spotlight. Look for the 3rd round to kick off whenever Meek gets home from the studio with a diss track of his own, and you can bet it’s only a day or two from dropping.
50 Cent almost Scott Free?
Well it’s about time someone served Fif a little justice, too bad they didn’t do a great job. After originally seeking $20 million in damages for releasing her sextape, Lestonia Leviston will have to settle for $6 million instead. Now this might seem like a steep fine for most, but for an individual valued at close to $140 million last year by Forbes, 50 Cent got off rather easily. Thanks to some tricky bankruptcy clauses, a few white lies and a winning smile, the queens rapper looks to have escaped this situation fairly unscathed or scott free if you will.
Bye Bye Bobby Shmurda…
What should you not do after being incarcerated for a possible 25yr sentence? Get caught with a weapon and add another 7-12 years. Seems like common sense right? Well, apparently nobody ever shared this valuable information with Bobby Shmurda and now the young Brooklyn sensation might have just sealed his own fate. After being caught trying to pass Shmurda a home-made weapon during a recent visit, his girlfriend now face charges of her own while Shmurda faces additional ones. There was already a very small chance Shmurda would be released in time to recapture his relevancy and now things seem to be leaning dangerously towards “not a chance in hell”.
Birdman, Angie & the Interview.
Birdman’s recent interview with Angie Martinaz is best described as a steaming pile of “maybe they’ll fall for it?”. After a solid year of beef, altercations, legal feuds and public frustration on both ends, Birdman attempts to pass off his current situation with Lil’ Wayne as totally fine. But who knows? Maybe throwing bottles at Wayne during a performance, is how Birdman expresses his mutal respect? Or maybe Birdman’s recent involvement in an investigation involving a murder attempt on Wayne is forcing him to play nice. Either way, the Hip-Hop community isn’t buying this “it’s all good” notion and so we patiently wait for the next ridiculous update in this convoluted story.
No Chill – Vic Mensa ft. skrillex
Twist My Fingaz – YG
Here – Alessia Cara
Watch Out – 2Chainz
Charged Up (Meek Mill Diss) – Drake
Back to Back (Meek Mill Diss) – Drake
Right Hand – Drake
Hotline Bling – Drake
Thought it was a drought – Future
Where Ya At – Future Ft. Drake
Just For Tonight – Migos Ft. Chris Brown
Cocaina – Migos Ft. Young Thug
Big Tymin (remix) – Nef The Pharaoh Ft. Ty dolla sign & YG
Shooters – DJ Mustard Ft. Game, Skeme, RJ, Joe Moses
No Feelings – PARTYNEXTDOOR Ft. Travis Scott
Antidote – Travis Scott
The Hills – the Weeknd
I Can’t feel my face – the Weeknd
Kings never die – Eminem ft. Gwen Stafani
H.O.E (Hell On Earth) – Ace Hood
Senorita – Vince Staples Ft. Future
Let Me At Em – DJ Holiday Ft. Wale, Problem & French Montana