17 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 15)

This week there’s an assortment of releases from Young Thug to KIRBY. Albums from Reggie Becton, Tone Stith, and Ego Ella May also caught our attention this week. It’s been one hell of a week, between singles, videos, and the like. New Music Friday has got a bountiful lineup this time around, and there are […]

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Meek Mill Addresses “Expensive Pain” Numbers, Wants To Be Taken Off Billboard Charts

“If Jay-Z talkin’ ’bout he don’t believe Billboard…he been in the game for 30 years,” said Meek. Meek Mill Regardless of the numbers, Meek Mill is proud of Expensive Pain. He has gone on record to say that his most recently released record was better than 2018’s Championships in his eyes, and Expensive Pain went on to debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. […]

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St. Lunatics’ Ali Claims He’s Nelly’s Ghostwriter: ‘My Career Was Writing You A Career’

Dilemma’ rapper Nelly has had just that on his hands with former friend/St. Lunatic groupmate, Ali. The two made headlines in the past for a dispute stemming from Ali’s belief that Nelly (born Cornell Haynes Jr.) ‘hustled the group’ out of airtime and finances in their heyday, an accusation the latter vehemently denied. And while some thought the beef between Ali and […]

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R. Kelly’s Music Sales Skyrocket 500 Percent After Guilty Sex Crimes Verdict – Report

R. Kelly being found guilty of racketeering and sex crimes hasn’t hurt his music sales. In fact, the opposite seems to be happening. The disgraced R&B legend’s music sales have jumped up 517 percent since a jury delivered a guilty verdict in the Kelly’s federal sex crimes case on Sept. 27, according to Rolling Stone. The uptick hasn’t just […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCTOBER 10, 1995 KRS ONE RELEASED HIS SELF TITLED SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM KRS ONE

KRS One is the second solo studio album by American hip hop artist KRS-One. It was released on October 10, 1995 via Jive Records. Production was handled by DJ Premier, Diamond D, Big French Productions, Norty Cotto, Showbiz and KRS-One himself. It features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Channel Live, Das EFX, Dexter Thibou, Fat Joe and Mad Lion. The album made it to number 19 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top […]

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Bodybuilder George Peterson Dead At 37, Found Deceased In Hotel Room

Bodybuilder George Peterson — AKA “Da Bull” — unexpectedly passed away this week at only 37, just days before he was scheduled to compete in a top bodybuilding competition. “It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of George Peterson, a champion on stage and off,” officials from the Mr. Olympia competition announced on social media. […]

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Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle

It’s official — Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle. According to a tweet posted by series organizers on Tuesday (Oct. 5), the highly anticipated showdown is scheduled for Oct. 17 and will be the second event in a “TrillerVerz” weekend. “TrillerVerz III Weekend | Brooklyn, NY | October 16-17,” the tweet read. “Tickets […]

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Lil Durk Allegedly Posts “Top 50 Greatest Rappers” List & Fans Have Questions

People believed he was giving the co-sign to the viral list. Kendrick, Eminem, Jay-Z, Tupac, Nas, and Biggie were left out. Buckle up, because we’re about to embark on another journey through a “Top” list. Ever so often, Hip Hop fans get themselves ensnared in discussions regarding who the GOATs are in the genre, and what follows […]

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BOOSIE BADAZZ BALTIMORE AFTERPARTY ENDS WITH MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES

BALTIMORE, MD – Trouble seems to follow Boosie Badazz wherever he goes. Days after the Legendz of the Street concert was shut down in Atlanta due to an onstage brawl during his set, a man was reportedly shot multiple times at a Boosie Badazz afterparty in Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, the incident took place in the wee hours of Monday […]

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‘I Gotta Hear My Daddy’s Mouth’: ‘BMF’ Star Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr. Talks Portraying His Dad and Shares the ‘Smallest’ Details His Dad Wanted in the Series

“Black Mafia Family” star Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. and executive producer Randy Huggins recently talked about the portrayal of characters in the new Starz series executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. In the series, Flenory plays his real-life father Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory Sr., one half of the brothers who founded the Black […]

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Kanye West Will Executive Produce Ghostface Killah’s “Supreme Clientele 2”

Ghostface Killah announces Kanye West & Mike Dean are executive producing his forthcoming album, “Supreme Clientele 2.” Kanye West has several active projects on his hands right now. While some are non-music related, like his GAP partnership and the recently announced Jeen-Yuhs documentary heading to Netflix, there’s a couple of albums that he’s working on that aren’t actually […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 26, 1994 THUG LIFE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT & ONLY STUDIO ALBUM THUG LIFE: VOLUME 1

Thug Life: Volume 1 is the only studio album by American hip hop group Thug Life, started by rapper Tupac Shakur, it was released on September 26, 1994 by Interscope Records. The group featured Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R and Tupac Shakur. Due to heavy criticism on gangsta rap at the time, the original version of the album was scrapped and re-recorded with […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1992 DIAMOND D RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM STUNTS, BLUNTS & HIP HOP

Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop is the debut album from hip hop producer-emcee Diamond D, released on September 22, 1992. The album features some of the earliest appearances from Diamond’s later D.I.T.C. partners Big L and Fat Joe da Gangsta, as well as his crew the Psychotic Neurotics. Although Diamond D handles the majority of the album’s production, other popular beat makers such as Large […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 20, 1998 MARLEY MARL RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM IN CONTROL VOL 1.

In Control, Volume 1 is the debut studio album by American hip hop record producer Marley Marl of the Juice Crew. It was released on September 20, 1988 through Cold Chillin’ Records with distribution via Warner Bros. Records. The album compiles ten studio recordings by fellow Juice Crew members and artists affiliated with Marley Marl. It showcased his style of hip hop […]

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ICE-T RESPONDS TO TRENDING FAN LOVE AFTER SOMEONE TWEETS HE HAS ‘ZERO JOINTS’

Ice-T was in the middle of shooting an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit when his name became a trending Twitter topic on Thursday night Questlove was among the many who were shocked by the comment and replied, “wait what?—-as someone who lived through it—yes he was regional—but uh….High Roller/New Jack Hustler/Original Gangsta/Colors/6 In The Mornin’ are […]

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Vado said some things about Cam’ron on the Math Hoffa show that Cam did not appreciate.

So he fired back at Vado or anyone who becomes disloyal. “Anybody I used to work with and you throw dirt on my name, I’m going to expose you.  Stop going on these shows lying on me cause I’m going get greasy. Then he got specific without naming names. “I’m gonna talk about your girlfriends, […]

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Listen to Mozzy’s New Album ‘Untreated Trauma’ f/ EST Gee, YFN Lucci, Babyface Ray, and More

Mozzy tha Motive continues to keep his foot on the gas with the release of his latest album Untreated Trauma.  Mozzy tapped in with hot acts like EST Gee, Babyface Ray, Kalen.FrFr, and YFN Lucci to help him deliver the project. The Gangland Landlord-creator from Oak Park continues to carry his Sacramento roots by giving guest spots to Celly Ru and E. Mozzy.  […]

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Lakeyah Drops Video for “313-414” f/ Tee Grizzley, Announces Upcoming ‘Gangsta Grillz’ Project

Lakeyah taps Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley to join her on her newest single, “313-414,” which comes with fresh visuals shot in her hometown of Milwaukee. Lakeyah has also just announced the release of her upcoming Gangsta Grillz project, My Time. rocking the team’s jersey as we get glimpses of championship banners on the street. The cover art for Lakeyah’s Gangsta Grillz tape, My […]

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T.I., Tiny will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in L.A.

Rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris, will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in Los Angeles.  According to court documents obtained by several news outlets, including PEOPLE magazine, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not be charging the couple due to an expired statute of limitations.  “In 2021, the complaining witness reported […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 17, 1991 NICE & SMOOTH RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM AINT A DAMN THING CHANGE

Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed is the second studio album by American hip-hop duo Nice & Smooth, released on September 17, 1991 via Rush Associated Labels and Columbia Records. Recording sessions took place at Unique Recording Studios and Power Play Studios in New York City. Production was handled primarily by Gregg Nice and Smooth Bee, except song “Paranoia” produced by Louie Vega. Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed spawned four singles: “Hip Hop […]

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SpotemGottem Shot Multiple Times in Road Rage Shooting

SpotemGottem has been shot in Miami. The Florida rapper, born Nehemiah Harden, was reportedly shot multiple times on Florida’s I-95 highway, north of NW 125 Street. A rep for the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to XXL on Friday (Sept. 17) that the driver and rear passenger, which they did not name, were victims in the incident stemming from a road rage incident on the highway. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 16, 1979 SUGAR HILL GANG RELEASED RAPPERS DELIGHT

“Rapper’s Delight” is a 1979 hip hop track by the Sugarhill Gang and produced by Sylvia Robinson. Although it was shortly preceded by Fatback Band’s “King Tim III (Personality Jock)”, “Rapper’s Delight” is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wide audience, reaching the top 40 in the United States, as well as the top three in the United Kingdom and number-one […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 KID CUDI RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF DAY

Man on the Moon: The End of Day is the debut studio album by American rapper Kid Cudi. It was released on September 15, 2009, through Dream On, GOOD Music, and Universal Motown Records. A concept album, narrated by fellow American rapper Common, it follows the release of his first full-length project A Kid Named Cudi (2008), and is the first installment of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 OL’ DIRTY BASTARD RELEASED HIS SECOND AND FINAL STUDIO ALBUM NIGGA PLEASE.

Nigga Please (stylized as N☆☆★a Please) is the second solo studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard. It was released on September 14, 1999 via Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Quad Recording Studios, at Chung King Studios and at 36 Chambers Studio in New York City, and at American Studios in Los Angeles. Production was handled by RZA, The Neptunes, Irv Gotti, Buddha Monk, […]

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Dan Sur Says He’s The First Rapper To Get Gold Chains Implanted Into Their Scalp

Dan Sur had gold chains surgically implanted directly into his scalp. Mexican rapper Dan Sur says he is the “first rapper … in human history” to have gold chains implanted directly onto his head. The new implants hang from his scalp similar to hair. “The truth is that I wanted to do something different because I see that everyone […]

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