KENDRICK LAMAR

Few hip-hop stars have arrived as fully formed as 25-year-old Kendrick Lamar. Hailing from the MC hotbed of Compton, Lamar has been cranking out increasingly adventurous mixtapes since he was a teen, at first under the name K.Dot (a moniker he later abandoned). But with the release last fall of his proper major-label debut, good kid,… Read More KENDRICK LAMAR

Ice Cube Says ‘Last Friday’ Is “Marinating,” Coming After Next Album [Video]

Since revealing in March that a fourth installment of the beloved Friday movie series is in the works, Ice Cube has had fans on the edge of their seats waiting for more information. Now Cube says he has a timetable in place for producing the new film. The West coast OG recently chopped it up… Read More Ice Cube Says ‘Last Friday’ Is “Marinating,” Coming After Next Album [Video]

Chief Keef: Hail To The Chief (2012 Online Cover Story)

Early afternoon, November 15, 2012; Las Vegas, Nevada. While Interscope, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa waited for him in the desert, the real secret of Chief Keef story was playing out back in Chicago. Inside Joe’s Crab Shack at the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, a team from Interscope Records is awaiting the early-afternoon arrival of 17-year-old Chief… Read More Chief Keef: Hail To The Chief (2012 Online Cover Story)

YOUNG JEEZY MOVES TO ATLANTIC RECORDS, SPEAKS ON FREDDIE GIBBS

In the wake of Freddie Gibbs confirming his split with Young Jeezy, Jeezy announced Tuesday that his imprint, CTE Records, will move to Atlantic Records starting in 2013. Young Jeezy has always fashioned himself a mogul. He got his start in the rap world basically by managing other rappers, and his CTE Records has been… Read More YOUNG JEEZY MOVES TO ATLANTIC RECORDS, SPEAKS ON FREDDIE GIBBS