Young Thug Disses Rich Homie Quan During a Concert

Is this the reason why Rich Homie Quan is stepping away from Rich Gang? At a recent concert on the Rodeo tour with Travi$ Scott, Young Thug took a shot at RHQ, calling him “bitch homie quan.” Quan and Thugger have been connected by the hip for years. But  last month Rich Homie Quan shared the news that he’s temporarily stepping away from Birdman and Rich Gang so he can focus… Read more »

Someone Synced The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Hypnotize’ With the TV Show ‘Dinosaurs’

Hip-hop has always been about appropriation. Not necessarily cultural, but at least formal–it’s a genre built on samples, riffs and reinterpretations, making collage out of found parts. In this tradition, some enterprising soul has taken it upon themselves to splice together footage of the strange and wonderful children’s television show Dinosaurs to create an alternate video for The Notorious B.I.G.’s hit single, “Hypnotize.” Dinosaurs actually predates “Hypnotize”; the show ran… Read more »

Jay Z’s Bid for Swedish Streaming Company Is Accepted

Getty Image Jay Z’s $56.2 million bid for Aspiro, the Swedish streaming company, has been accepted. Swedish news outlet E24 confirmed the news. Minority shareholders had apprehensions at first but minority shareholder representative Sune Karlsson accepted the bid on their behalf. In an email to E24, Fredrik Bjorland, head of the independent bid committee in charge of reviewing the offer ahead of its acceptance wrote, “We as a board tried to be as transparent as possible towards minority shareholders… Read more »

Suge Knight Claims He’s Blind in His Left Eye

Getty Image Suge Knight’s defense is now claiming that the rap mogul is blind in his left eye and he couldn’t see in the fatal hit-and-run incident that happened back in January. “How can he go left if he can’t see?” said Suge’s new lawyer, Matthew Fletcher, to New York Daily News. “This was a literal presentation of being blindsided. He was attacked on his blind side. To me it seems obvious. He’s being… Read more »

Charles Hamilton Drops a Crazy Freestyle on Hot 97

After disappearing from the public eye for an extended period, Charles Hamilton is once again courting the media. Only this time, as Hot 97 host Peter Rosenberg points out, the rapper is doing it through more conventional brick-and-mortar means, where his mid-2000s heyday was orchestrated mostly through the tangled web of the rap blog world. Hamilton stopped by Rosenberg’s show for a frank discussion about his mental health, a topic… Read more »

Muse Announce New Album ‘Drones’ for June Release

English arena-rock stars Muse announced the upcoming release of their new album Drones on June 9th – their first full-length since 2012’s The 2nd Law. Though frontman Matt Bellamy hinted that a new and “heavy” record was in the works in an impromptu Twitter Q+A last July, little was known about the new…