Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports is about to make a push into the boxing realm, according to ESPN.
"We're energized, and we're going to make a difference," Michael Yormark, the president and chief of branding and strategy of Roc Nation, said during interview with ESPN.com yesterday (August 17). "This is a huge priority to us. This is a highly serious business to us.”
During an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa spoke in-depth about the conversation he had with fellow artist Tyga after it was announced that Tyga would no longer be joining him on the Under The Influence Of Music Tour.
According to Wiz, he was more concerned with the lack of communication between the two and how that may have been perceived by others.
During an interview with MTV News, Atlanta rapper T.I. revealed that his upcoming album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture will be part of a trilogy. He stated that there is too much music and the records are too diverse for all of his material to be placed on one project.
He later compared his upcoming album, which he described as “soulful,” to the likes of Jay Z’s The Blueprint and OutKast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and Aquemini albums.
Several artists from California were recently asked to name the "best L.A. Hip Hop album of all time" by XXL. The list features various emcees, including Ras Kass, sharing their answers to this question.
Ras Kass, who often represents his hometown of Carson, California in his raps, says Dr. Dre's The Chronic, earns his nod.
Los Angeles, California native Kid Ink was arrested in Las Vegas early Saturday.
According to TMZ, police responded to a fight at 1Oak nightclub just before 3 a.m. Numerous people say Ink and a female friend started the fight and caught the attention of security. Her behavior was described as "belligerent."
Big K.R.I.T. has announced his Pay Attention Tour.
The trek is slated to launch October 2 at Amos Southend in Charlotte, North Carolina and conclude November 15 at Masquerada in Atlanta.
French Montana says that he made a bad decision to release the Nicki Minaj-featured single “Freaks.”
"When you go to the club and every record they’re playing is yours, you try to go left, and I made that mistake,” French Montana says of his 2013 single during an interview with Billboard. "Jay Z told me he once made that same mistake too. Your first album you never know what’s going on with the business and labels. The second one you’re like, ‘Fuck this.’ You get the ball in your own court."
With protests against the police shooting of 18-year old Mike Brown ongoing in Ferguson, “seven people, all charged with ‘failure to disperse,’” were arrested this morning according to the New York Times. The arrests were a function of a recently imposed midnight-to-5 A.M. curfew. The Sunday morning arrests are the latest in on-and-off clashes between protesters and police in the small Missouri city.
Apparently responding to news of intermittent looting among the protests, both Nelly and T.I. spoke with TMZ about the recent events.
In recently released interview footage recorded just a week after Tupac’s release from prison in 1995, the rapper describes recording All Eyez On Me in a week-long recording binge. Speaking with L.A. Times journalist Chuck Philips, Tupac explained the motivation to record the music directly after his release.
Future getting some tough honesty. According to reports, Ciara has called off the 10 month engagement to the father of her only child, Future amid cheating rumors.
Ciara and Future’s engagement began after Future surprisingly proposed to Ciara during her birthday party in October 2013, seven months before their first child, Future Zahir Wilburn was born on May 19th. Sources with US Weekly state Ciara is “devastated” and “[Future] cheated on her. Game over.”