Mixtapes

A$AP Rocky Unveils Cover Art & Release Date For “Testing” Album

A$AP Rocky’s long-awaited Testing album is dropping on Friday (May 25). A day after revealing he’d finished the LP and sharing its cover art, Lord Flocko announced the release date via Instagram. “525,” he wrote as the caption to a picture featuring two men displaying those same numbers with their fingers. Testing will be Rocky’s first album since 2015’s AT. LONG. LAST. A$AP. (The previous version of this article was published on May 21, 2018 at 7:51 a.m. PST and can found below.) A$AP Rocky has been teasing an album called Testing for some time now, and it appears the LP is finally ready for release. Lord Flocko hit Instagram on Sunday night (May 20) to unveil the album’s cover art and reveal that the project is finished. A leaked image shared by famed Hip Hop journalist Elliott Wilson al...

R. Kelly Reportedly Sued For Sexual Assault & Infecting Victim With Herpes

Allegations of R. Kelly’s sexual abuse continue to surface. TMZ reports a woman is suing the controversial singer for sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure to disclose an STD. Faith Rodgers, the alleged victim, says she dated Kelly for about one year after meeting him when she was 19 at a San Antonio concert. Following their initial meeting, Rodgers claims Kelly flew her to New York for a show. After the event, he reportedly “bombarded” her hotel room and engaged in “abusive sex” that involved oral and vaginal intercourse. Now that the relationship has ended, Rodgers went into vivid detail about the alleged verbal and sexual abuse she suffered. She was allegedly locked in rooms, studios and cars for failing to sexually satisfy him. The lawsuit states that Kelly had a female assist...

Amber Rose On Lil Pump Dating Rumors: “I’m Old Enough To Be His Mother”

Amber Rose took to Instagram on Sunday (May 20) to dispute speculation that she’s dating Lil Pump. “Please stop saying I’m dating Lil Pump,” she wrote. “I’m old enough to be his Mother.” Rose is no stranger to being in the headlines for her romantic life, but after the Rolling Loud Festival earlier this month, the web was gossiping about her potentially being involved with Pump when a photo surfaced of her lighting the “Gucci Gang” rapper’s cigarette. According to Perez Hilton, the Slut Walk founder was also on stage during Lil Pump’s performance. Rose is 34 while Pump is 17. The model has been linked to a fair share of rappers, the most recent of which was 21 Savage. The two were in a relationship for nine months before splitting up in March.

King Los Returning To Battle Rap

The Rare Breeds event on August 18 just got even more interesting. After already building massive hype with the announcement of Murda Mook’s return to battle rap against Aye Verb, the RBE league has announced another MC making his way back: King Los. While Los’ opponent is still unknown, RBE co-owner and host A.R.P. stoked the fire under Los fans with his tweet questioning Los’ placement in the pantheon of great battle rappers. TWO SERIOUS QUESTIONS..1. IF @iamKingLos IS EASILY BETTER THAN SO MANY ARTISTS OF THE HEAD, WHAT WILL HIS PEN DO FOR 3 WRITTEN ROUNDS AND 3 MONTHS PREP? 2. IF HE IS THE KING OF FREESTYLE, DOES THAT MAKE HIM THE DEADLIEST REBUTTLER TO TOUCH A BATTLE RAP STAGE? SMH #AUG18TH #RBE — MURDA MOOK VS AYE VERB – AUG 18TH (@ItsARP) May 21, 2018 Los has always been closely ass...

Jay Rock Announces “Redemption” Album

Jay Rock is beginning the rollout for his next album. The Top Dawg Entertainment artist has announced his next LP will be titled Redemption and is scheduled to be released on June 15. The West Coast rhymer revealed the news along with the cover artwork in an Instagram post on Monday (May 21). Last week, Rock excited fans by dropping a new single titled “Win.” It is unclear if the song will appear on the album. Redemption will be Rock’s first LP since 2015’s 90059. In a January interview, he shared a few details about the project, confirming a Kendrick Lamar guest appearance as well as noting producers such as Cardo and Sounwave were among the key contributors. “The sound is crazy,” he said. “I don’t wanna too much talk about it. I just wanna drop it and let it go from there. Trust me, y’al...

Cardi B Delivers Ominous Warning In “Be Careful” Video

After promising a video for “Be Careful” on Sunday (May 19), Cardi B has kept her word and delivered the cinematic event. The roughly four-minute visual shows the Bronx rap princess pulling up to a run-down old church somewhere in the middle of a desert. Dressed in wedding attire, she enters to church to find her suitor waiting at the altar. They tie the knot but somewhere along the line, he betrays her. The next scene sees Cardi at her husband’s funeral and rapping about infidelity before driving off into the sunset.  “Be Careful” comes from the 25-year-old’s debut album, Invasion Of Privacy, which dropped in April. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release. Watch the Kill Bill-inspired video above.

WATCH: Johnny Depp & Forest Whitaker Investigate Biggie’s Murder In “City Of Lies” Trailer

The trailer for City Of Lies, a film that details the investigation surrounding the death of The Notorious B.I.G. and is based on Randall Sullivan’s non-fiction book “LAbyrinth,” has been released. The Monday (May 21) release of the trailer comes on what would have been the celebrated rapper’s 46th birthday. Starring a who’s who of talent, including Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker, City Of Lies will specifically delve into the years former LAPD detective Russell Poole spent trying to solve Biggie’s murder. Alleged corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department will also be a focal point of the film. Poole, who died from a heart attack in August 2015, will be played by Depp. Additionally, Whitaker will take on the role of “Jack” Jackson, a reporter who teams up with Poole to help crack the...

2018 Billboard Music Awards Winners List Includes SZA, Kendrick Lamar & More

On Sunday, May 20, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the award show took off without a hitch and featured plenty of eventful moments. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar topped the nominations with 15 each and Kendrick went home with six wins (Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist and Top Rap Album for DAMN., Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Streaming Song (Audio). Among the list of winners was also Post Malone featuring 21 Savage (Top Rap Song for “Rockstar”), SZA (Top R&B Female Artist), Cardi B (Top Rap Female Artist over Nicki Minaj and Bhad Bhabie), Khalid (Top New Artist) and Drake (Top Billboard 200 Artist). Janet Jackson, who took home the 2018 Billboard Music Awards ICON A...

Hip Hop Week In Review: Tekashi 6ix9ine, J. Cole & T.I.

HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Tekashi 6ix9ine found himself in some more drama with former music collaborator Trippie Redd when he accused Trippie of having sexual relations with Bhad Bhabie. J. Cole had an interview with Angie Martinez this week and crushed the widely held assumption that his KOD track “1985 (Intro To ‘The Fall Off’)” was directed toward Lil Pump. Lastly, T.I. was arrested outside his gated community for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, and simple assault. 6ix9ine vs. Trippie Redd vs. Bhad Bhabie Trippie Redd originally disassociated himself from Tekashi 6ix9ine over sexual misconduct charges stemming from the Brooklyn rap star’s guilty plea of the use of a child in a sexual performance and the “GOTTI” rapper decided to hit back at his former collaborator with a...

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Drops “Master The Day Of Judgement” Mixtape

YoungBoy Never Broke Again isn’t slowing down after dropping his debut album. Less than a month after releasing his Until Death Call My Name LP, the Baton Rouge native has returned with a new mixtape titled Master The Day Of Judgement. The free project features nine tracks, including a collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert. Last year, YoungBoy teased a collaborative mixtape with Uzi that never came to fruition. Check out YoungBoy’s Master The Day Of Judgement stream, cover art and tracklist below. 1. Rock Roll2. What You Know f. Lil Uzi Vert3. Get Right4. Akbar5. Over6. Show Me Your Love7. Everyday8. Snitch9. Yessir

E-40 Announces “The Gift Of Gab” Album

E-40 is living up to his Charlie Hustle nickname. One month after releasing the Connected & Respected album with his cousin B-Legit, the Bay Area Hip Hop legend has announced a new solo album titled The Gift Of Gab. 40 Water’s next LP is scheduled to drop on June 29. The project will be the 25th solo album of E-40’s career. His last solo effort was The D-Boy Diary, which was released as a two-parter in 2016. No tracklist for the upcoming album has been revealed at this time. E-40 also hasn’t shared a lead single for the LP. Check out E-40’s The Gift Of Gab cover art below.

Montana Of 300 Releases “Pray For The Devil” Album

Montana of 300, named by HipHopDX as one of the top new school lyricists, has dropped a new album filled with impressive rhyming. The Chicago spitter’s latest work is titled Pray For The Devil and serves as the follow-up to 2017’s Don’t Doubt The God. The new LP includes 11 tracks with guest appearances by Talley of 300, No Fatigue, $avage and Don D. Production for Montana’s project is handled by TyeProductionz, Dray Royal, King Shawn, Pezey Krack and Bug Mega, among others. View Montana’s Pray For The Devil stream, cover art and tracklist below. 1. Undertaker2. Chase a Bag3. Lambo4. Dancing With My Ak5. Chiraq vs Ny6. Dream7. Ugly8. Fge Cypher, Pt. 7 f. Talley of 300, No Fatigue & $avage9. My Squad f. Talley of 300, $avage, No Fatigue & Don D10. Left Me in the Rain f. No Fatigue11...