French Montana‘s iced out. Three big a*s diamond chains are draping his neck as he stands in VIP, entourage galore, hidden behind dark sunglasses. NYC’s HiLo is packed with industry heads, reality stars, other rappers and droves of ladies and gents there only for bragging rights to say they were there. Read more…
The Teflon Don Rick Ross has certainly had better years. When Rozay’s Rolls Royce was pumped full of lead back in January, mere minutes elapsed before he was accused by 50 Cent of staging the “shooting” as a publicity stunt. Now, he’s come under a different kind of fire for some recent rhymes he laid down in his new track “U.O.E.N.O.” that seemingly condone date rape.
The good kid from a m.A.A.d city tops MTV’s controversial “Hottest MCs in the Game VIII” as expected. Amidst the drama surrounding the list–Drake‘s subliminal, Kanye vs. Sway vs. TV, A$AP Rocky’s rant–the number one spot is indisputable. Read more…
After a scary start to 2013, Rick Ross is back in the public eye, hitting up red carpets and runways of New York Fashion Week. This year’s crop of beautiful collections might be over, but because he’s always had a knack for teaching us how to live our best life, we pulled a few tips from the boss himself on how to survive next year’s sartorial summit.
After shots were reportedly fired at Rick Ross’ Rolls Royce in the early hours of yesterday morning, the MMG capo and a female companion were said to have fled the vehicle unscathed after it crashed into a nearby building. With fans and foes having little confirmed information to go on, the rumor mill is now churning: Was Ross the victim of an attempted murder, or was this whole episode a publicity stunt?
It goes without saying that gun violence is no joking matter, nor are yesterday’s reports regarding Rozay, or rap beefs in general. If you ask 50 Cent, however, he won’t be reluctant to tell you that there’s comedic value to be found here. After the shooting and car crash, 50 took to Twitter to voice his thoughts, asserting that the entire incident was “staged,” and even went as far as to Instagram a photograph of the scene. “No hole’s in da car,” he wrote before firing off a second tweet, which was more machismo in nature than anything else, reiterating his familiarity with bullet-proof vehicles.
Celebrations for Rick Ross‘s 37th birthday took a scary turn early Monday morning when an unidentified vehicle opened fire on a Rolls Royce located on Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to local Miami/Fort Lauderdale station WSVN, Ross was celebrating his birthday (January 28) at nearby Floridian Restaurant and a passenger inside the car when the shooting occurred, along with an unidentified female. Multiple shots were fired around 5 a.m., causing the driver of the Rolls Royce to crash into the side of an apartment building on 15th Avenue. No injuries have been reported at this time. Read more…
Whether it arrives via an artist’s song lyrics, ad-libs or in the form of a routine sound while performing on stage, your favorite rappers and singers are constantly dropping consumable anecdotes for the masses. If they’re lucky, these catchphrases are repeated and mimicked often enough to eventually be added to the popular-culture lexicon, used as amusing mantras for us all to drop in text messages and into tweets as #hashtags. Some might even make it into the dictionary.
This year, especially, delivered a treasure trove of jack-able artist quotes, and while you might wish that most of these never make it into 2013, we present you with a nostalgic look at this year in music verbiage: 2012′s Most Memorable One-Liners.
We’ve seen the tattoos and we’ve heard the stories of it tragically back-firing, so there’s certainly no denying that Drake’s (or Rick Ross’?) You Only Live Once motto wasn’t one of the biggest this year.
2. “(Pop A) Molly”
We can all rattle off a list of rappers who (over)used this designer drug reference in 2012, but here’s hoping that Meek, Kanye, French, Trinidad James, Ross and others can find a new addiction to flaunt come January 1.
3. “Oh God”
Like a cheerleader for himself, Detroit’s G.O.O.D Music member Big Sean knows how to announce himself before spitting a verse. Alternate spellings include gawd and gaud.
We’re three days away from ending 2012– the year the Mayan’s math didn’t quite add up–with a bang. Before we bid this year adieu we’ve documented the Best Ofs for the past 12 months; so during the next predicted Apocalypse rears its false head, we’ll reminisce on the Crunkest Songs of 2012 or 2012′s 8 Most Underated Singles or the Best Songs of 2012.
Our countdown continues with the 12 of Music’s Breakout Stars of 2012. It’s been a glorious year musically with diverse projects by promising new artists. While Frank Ocean‘s stardom is no surprise, who would’ve expected PSY to sing with Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun? Meek Mill sketched his name in cement as one of hip-hop’s brightest stars this year transitioning from mixtape storyteller to mainstream success. How good 2013 will treat these breakout stars is unforeseeable, but with raised glasses let’s all toast to the year of stars coming out (no pun intended). Read more…
2012 was the year of being or getting #turntup. Crunk songs encouraging partying, drinking and the good life were the soundtrack to turning up. French Montana‘s “Pop That” instructed women on how to, err, pop their booties at a party or club. It easily was one of the summer’s most popular anthems. In the same vein was Juicy J‘s “Bands A Make Her Dance” which suggests rolls of money secured by a rubber band will indeed make a girl dance. Not that we frequented the strip club or anything, but word on the street is strippers made this their unofficial theme song.
Other crunk songs had less to do with booty popping or stripping and more to do with intimacy–straight grown and sexy style. Take for instance Kelly Rowland‘s “Motivation” that inspired a body roll whether you were at your desk at work or in your car at a red light. Fun.‘s “We Are Young” isn’t your typical crunk song, however, if the DJ played this song at a party you witnessed the crowd going wild. So without further ado, here’s 16 of the year’s crunkest songs. Shout out to the artists for enabling our turned up ways. Read more…