Six people were stabbed at a Migos Show, and Ab-Soul hints at pushing back Long Term Mentality 3.
Sometimes Hip Hop can move at a pace too frantic for even the most devoted fan to keep up with. Albums and mixtapes are released at breakneck speed, careers are made and broken with the swipe of a pen, and somewhere in between all the madness actual music (the quality of which vacillates between excellent and god awful) is being made. Twitter provides a nice summary of everything 140 characters at a time. And if you’re the type that would rather not be bothered with stepping into the Twitterverse to catch up on the latest in Hip Hop, we’ve filtered through the top rapper’s tweets and consolidated all the week’s events into one convenient feed.
This week, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign collab on an album, Nicki Minaj does not approve of IHOP’s reference to “No Type,” and #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery is created to parody rap album titles.
Top Dawg’s Top Dog Has Set A Goal For “TPAB” To Go Platinum In The First Week
Ambitious isn’t quite a word for that. The last time that happened? Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III in 2008. Every year since sales have gotten worse for Hip Hop, culminating in last year’s epically disappointing album sales numbers where not one single Hip Hop album went platinum during the entire year.
Ab-Soul Says Long Term Mentality 3 Is Likely Delayed
Soulo seems to be pushing back LT3 and dropping a project before that happens. Since LT3 is too far ahead of its time, maybe the intermittent record will allow us to catch up?
Six People Stabbed At Migos Show In Albany
Migos may have hyped the crowd too much, as a Migos concert in Albany resulted in a brawl on March 6. Albany police found two of the injured members at the venue while two more arrived at a local emergency room themselves. The final two victims, aged 16 and 22, called police from a private residence after the show. Migos is quick to defend their name.
Obama Speaks At Selma’s 50th Anniversary
On March 7, President Obama attends and speaks at the historic Bloody Sunday March in Selma, Alabama. Others present in celebrating its 50th anniversary were civil rights leader John Lewis, 103-year-old, civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, and former president George W. Bush. The speech can be found on Youtube.
Pharrell Supports Bullied Dancing Man
“Sean from London” was initially shamed on the online message-board 4chan in February after a user posted an image of him dancing. After taking over Reddit and other websites, the image attached with bodyshaming went viral thanks to a response campaign from a writer named Cassandra Banks. Support comes from the likes Moby, Ellie Goulding, and Pharrell.
Wiz Khalifa And Ty Dolla $ign Collab On EP
This just in. Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign will be joining forces to release an EP titled Talk About In The Morning. Wiz provides fans with a link to the lead single of the project “Post Up.” So far, it is slated to be released at the end of this month.
Nicki Minaj Is Not Happy With IHOP Quoting Rae Sremmurd
Nicki Minaj seems to take an issue with the International House Of Pancakes’ tweet. Quoting “No Type” by Rae Sremmurd, we’re not so positive what the problem might be. The YMCMB rapper appears on a version of the song.
#RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery Parodies Titles Of Famous Rap Albums
The hashtag #RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery started after Morning Joe hosts Brzezinski and Scarborough suggest that rappers are the cause of University of Oklahoma SAE fraternity brothers chanting racist phrases. We have N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton, Kanye West’s Late Registration,and A Tribe Called Quest’s People’s Instinctive Travels.
Fake Kanye West’s “So Help Me God” CD Cover
Fake accounts everywhere. Hudson Mohawke confirms that an alleged leak of information about Kanye West’s So Help Me God CD packaging was fake. A Snapchat user masquerading as the Scottish producer teased a photo last night of what looked like the album packaging for Ye’s next release.
Wiz Khalifa Stops By WWE Raw
Weeks away from WrestleMania 31, Wiz Khalifa stopped by WWE Raw on March 9 as the wrestling troupe took over the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. He showed support for wrestler Damien Mizdow as the Raw competitor rapped to his challenger The Miz ahead of a planned WrestleMania singles match. At this moment the hashtag #Wizdow was born, as Khalifa went on to perform a medley at the show.
Wale’s Multiple Album Covers For “The Album About Nothing”
Wale has been putting on for his upcoming project “The Album About Nothing,” slated to be released on March 31. In addition, he has also been putting on for the 3 different album covers for the album. After revealing 2 of them, is this the 3rd? Regardless, he stays with the Seinfeld theme.
The Return Of Charles Hamilton
Some of you may remember Charles Hamilton for his hit single “Brooklyn Girls.” Now, the New York rapper is back. With recent interviews with Hot 97 and Sway in the Morning, Charles touches on the hardships he faced when he stepped out of the game. He recently teams up with Rita Ora for a track called “NY Raining.”
Freddie Gibbs Releases “Pronto” EP
The best new music is the ones that are unannounced. In the middle of the night, Freddie Gibbs takes to Twitter to release his latest EP Pronto. Gibbs steers the three-track EP primarily himself, with the title track produced by Mikhail & Pops. Meanwhile, the Indiana rapper is for prepping his sophomore studio album Lifestyles of the Insane.