Roc Nation signee and 9th Wonder protégé Rapsody has announced a new album. Titled "Eve," the project will serve as the follow-up to 2017's "Laila's Wisdom."
In an interview with Essence, the North Carolina-bred MC explained the concept behind the album.
“It’s my ode to the women in my life who have made me who I am, but at the same time I realize it’s bigger than me,” she said. “It’s more about the village of Black women. I feel like we all have similar experiences and similar stories and very similar inspirations."
She added, "My last album, that was for me. That was all personal things that, you know, you can listen to and maybeRead more
After several erroneous reports stated Geto Boys MC Bushwick Bill had died on Sunday (June 9), his family quickly squashed the rumors flying around the internet. Although the Houston rap legend was in the hospital with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he was still fighting for his life. Both his daughter and son took to social media to assure Bushwick’s fans their father was still alive.
But only hours later, Bushwick passed away at a Houston hospital.
Hip Hop quickly flooded social media to mourn the loss of Bushwick, including Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Naughty By Nature, Cypress Hill, Busta Rhymes and Erick Sermon.
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J. Period's long awaited album, The RISE UP Project, has finally arrived. Boasting contributions from The Roots' Black Thought, De La Soul's Posdnuous and former Organized Konfusion MC Pharoahe Monch, the 10-track effort comes with executive production from DJ Jazzy Jeff, Young Guru, DJ Khalil and Period himself.
"As artists, we have a responsibility to showcase unity, raise awareness and take action,” Period said in a press release. “In order to truly change hearts and minds, and bring people together, movements need music. Now is the time to elevate the conversation and raise the bar. It’s our time to rise up.”
The 10 new songs are intended to "speak to the renewed urgency of the fight for justice and equality in our nation."
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Geto Boys' co-founder Bushwick Bill shared some devastating news with the public this week. On Wednesday (May 1), the Houston-bred rap vet revealed he's currently battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
He received the diagnosis in February but only told close friends and family. In fact, his Geto Boys brethren — Willie D and Scarface — were unaware of his health issues.
Bushwick Bill explained to TMZ what he's up against but insists he isn't afraid to die.
"I’ve been keeping it to myself, but I’m getting ready to tell Scarface and Willie D," he said. "I’ve only told close family members but that’s about it. I figured keeping it myself isn’t helping nobody.
"It’s not like I’m afraid of dying. If anyone knows anything about me from ‘ERead more
Freddie Gibbs and veteran producer Madlib's upcoming collaborative album, Bandana, is inching closer to fruition. Details have been relatively scarce up until now.
During an interview with German magazine JUICE, Gibbs revealed the laundry list of guests appearing on the follow-up to 2014's Piñata.
He mentioned "legends" Yasiin Bey, Anderson .Paak, Killer Mike and Pusha T contributed to the album, pointing out Mike and Pusha appear on one particular track together. Gibbs appeared grateful he was able to work with “guys who I have respect for, and who respect me too.”
Although a definitive release date hasn't been set, RCA is expected to drop it sometime in May.
Revisit the lead single "Flat Tummy Tea" below.Read more
Cypress Hill had a major reason to celebrate on Thursday (April 18). The legendary Hip Hop group — comprised of B-Real, Sen Dogg, Eric Bobo and DJ Muggs — were presented with their star on the iconic Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Xzibit and George Lopez were on hand as special guest speakers.
During the ceremony, B-Real spoke about how much the symbolic gesture meant to him, especially when considering they are the first Latino-American Hip Hop group ever to receive the honor.
DJ Muggs added, "They said we wasn't gonna get a record deal. Who's got the last laugh now homeboy? They said we was crazy for trying to legalize marijuana. Look at us now, homeboy."
Cypress Hill's star marks the 2,660th since the completion of the Walk Of Fame in 1961. ThRead more