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Pusha T Named President of G.O.O.D Music

Monday, November 9th, 2015


King Push has added another title to his name: Prez Push. A pillar of the label, it was announced this morning that he has been named president of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music, and confirmed by Billboard. They spoke to him about the appointment, which I imagine needs to be confirmed by the Senate before he takes office, and what his plans are for the future of the label.

In addition to building out the imprint from a business perspective, Push will also be running point on new musical projects from the already impressive roster as well as new artists like Kacy Hill. His longtime manager and confidant Steven Victor will also be joining the team in an official capacity as A&R. Notably, he did not rule out the release of a Cruel Summer 2 album in the near future.

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Lil Wayne – No Ceilings 2 (Artwork)

Monday, November 2nd, 2015


Weezy is looking to feed the streets on Thanksgiving Day. Early this morning he took to Twitter to reveal the artwork and release date for his new mixtape, the sequel to his 2009 No Ceilings tape. We haven’t seen a tracklist yet, but it’s safe to assume Wayne will be touching some of the standout beats of the last few months, as evidenced by his recent live freestyle over Drake’s “Back To Back.” Check that out below.

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Future Teases Monster 2 Mixtape

Monday, October 26th, 2015


Future’s run over the last year or so is the stuff of legends. After feeding the streets with three incredible mixtapes, Monster, Beast Mode and 56 Nights, he took a victory lap with the especially well received DS2 album in July. Early this morning he teased a sequel to Monster, my personal favorite of the four projects, with a vague post on Instagram. Word is, it could be arriving as soon as this week, the one year anniversary of the release of the first volume.

Previously: Future – Rotation (Trailer)

Nicki Minaj Just Wants Meek Mill/Drake Beef to Be Over

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015


Nicki Minaj recently agreed to sit for a profile by Vanessa Grigoriadis for the The New York Times Magazine, and during the excruciatingly awkward interview, she directly addressed the beef between her boyfriend Meek Mill and her friend and labelmate Drake.

The profile finds Nicki in New York City for Fashion Week and focuses mainly on her role as a 21st century female pop star and power player in the mostly male dominated world of entertainment. She speaks with conviction about her feud with Miley Cyrus and the root of their back and forth, which famously culminated in a tense exchange at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

After Nicki dismisses a couple of Grigoriadis’ questions as “dumb,” and refuses to confirm minor details for background, the writer raises the question of how she has personally handled the beef between two of the most important people in her life and the multi-million dollar lawsuit Lil Wayne has filed against Birdman and Cash Money.

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Rick Ross Countersues Alleged Kidnapping Victim, Implicates 50 Cent

Friday, September 25th, 2015


So you’ll recall that Rick Ross was arrested at his home in Fayette County, GA back in June on charges that he and an associate held a groundskeeper against his will and pistol-whipped him? Well now Rozay is countersuing landscapers Jonathan Zamudio and Leonardo Caceres, claiming that the incident never happened and it’s all just a ruse to extort him for money. The countersuit, which was filed in Fayette County earlier this week, asserts that Zamudio is lying about being assaulted and offers the 911 call he made after the alleged incident as evidence.

The call, which you can listen to below, was placed about 3 hours after Zamudio was supposedly assaulted and if you listen, you’ll note how calm the man sounds despite his claims of having just survived such a harrowing assault. Additionally, Zamudio only asks for assistance in retrieving his belongings from the property and never mentions any assault or being held against his will. Most interestingly though, Ross’ suit claims that Zamudio was instigated to sue by 50 Cent, who two weeks ago posted an image of himself and the groundskeeper on Instagram with the following caption:

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A Tribe Called Quest to Reissue Debut Album in November

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Today marks the 24th anniversary of The Low End Theory, an album widely lauded as a Tribe Called Quest’s best and most important body of work (personally, I go back and forth between that and Midnight Marauders). But 2015 also marks the 25th anniversary of the group’s 1990 debut album, Peoples’ Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm.

I can very clearly recall the first time I heard “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”, and the first time I saw the “Bonita Applebum” video on MTV. This was an incredibly important album upon its release and its influence is still felt across the spectrum of Rap music.

Tribe has announced that in honor of the quarter century anniversary of their groundbreaking first project, they will reissue the album on November 13th. The new version will be remastered by engineer Bob Powers and will notably feature remixes that include some as-yet unnamed third-party artists.

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Drake and Future Drop #WhatATimeToBeAlive

Sunday, September 20th, 2015


It’s a great time to be alive isn’t it? There’s a new iPhone coming out. Cops are actually getting indicted for shooting people. Tony Romo is broken again. And Future and Drake, two of the hottest, most consistent artists in the game today, have teamed up for a joint project called, What A Time To Be Alive. The album is being debuted as we speak on #OVOSound Radio on Beats 1 and will be available for purchase later via Apple Music/ITunes.


Full album stream added.

Listen now at Beats1 or check back later for a stream. Full tracklist and production credits below.

UPDATED with a clip from the #OVOSound Radio episode with Drake explaining how the album came together.

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Future Looks to Drop Another Album Later This Year

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

During his set at the Made In American show in Philly this past weekend, Future announced that he’a planning to drop another new album before the year is out.

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How Styles P & Jadakiss Are Bringing Juice Bars To The Hood

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Here’s a great new mini-documentary on Styles P and Jadakiss’ foray into the juice bar business with the Juices For Life chain. For this new episode of Elite Daily’s Insights series, they speak to the pair about the lack of nutrional food options in the ghetto and the desperate need for healthy alternatives.

Watch Styles P’s new video for “Other” here and be sure to pick up the new album, A Wise Guy And A Wise Guy.

h/t Mikey Fresh

Previously: Styles P ft. Jadakiss – My Party

The Game – The Documentary 2 (Artwork)

Friday, August 28th, 2015


The Game has revealed the release date and cover art for The Documentary 2, his official follow up to his now 10 year old debut album. The LP will arrive on September 25th and according to Jayceon, it’s better than the first one.

UPDATED: Added the new artwork below as well.

Check out his announcement below.

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