Statik Selektah is claiming that his forthcoming album, Lucky 7, will be his last. After listening to both the album’s first offering, the Action Bronson and Joey Bada$$-guested “Beautiful Life” and this utterly disgusting (I mean that in the best way possible) collabo with P!, the Trill OG and The Ghost, let’s hope that it isn’t.
Slum Village‘s new album YES! is now available on iTunes. To celebrate the release, the Detroit staples decide to shed some light on the Jon Connor-assisted “Tear It Down” – produced by the almighty Dilla Dawg. Check it below.
Big Sean blessed us with two new music videos today, one for his song All Your Fault featuring Ye and the other for I Know featuring Jhené. Can’t decide which track or visuals are better. Both songs are taken from Sean’s latest album Dark Sky Paradise.
Rick Ross and his bodyguard were arrested this morning (June 24) for kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges in Fayette County, Georgia. According to CBS affiliate WGCL in Atlanta, the U S Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force was asked to assist the Fayette County Sheriff’s office in locating and arresting Ross, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts, 39, and another man, Nadrian James, 42, described as Ross’ bodyguard.
Drake is a superstar—the only guy who could dethrone Taylor Swift on the charts with a mixtape. In a rare interview, he spoke with The FADER.
Coming up in Toronto, people told Drake to move to New York if he was serious about making it. Instead, he stayed where he was and made history by proving that if you’re a truly multi-layered artist, you can make it from anywhere. “Do it the way I did it,” he says in the above Obey Your Thirst documentary. “Do it from where you’re at. If you have the music, that’s all it takes.”
Now, at the top of his game, Drake says he competes not with established legends or other top-sellers, but with the countless kids itching to take his spot.
Now that hip-hop’s playing field is more open than ever before, Drake knows
there are countless kids itching to take his spot. Those up-and-comers are now his competition, not any established rapper. “That’s how I try to keep pushing this forward,” he says. “Just to let that kid know that I’m not done yet.” Watch the full documentary above, and stay tuned for three more by Sprite and The FADER, sharing the stories of Nas, Vince Staples, and Isaiah Rashad.