• Kendrick Lamar is Almost Certainly Releasing New Music in 2019

    Kendrick Lamar is Almost Certainly Releasing New Music in 2019

    January 13, 2019 Penny

    Kendrick Lamar “claims he hasn’t been working on a new album,” explained Los Angeles Times reporter Jeff Weiss last month. But a recent IG post has people convinced that the DAMN artist will drop another LP this year. Kendrick Lamar LP Tease: Marketing Ploy or Genuine Mistake? For a short time on Christmas Day, Polydor…

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  • Putin Is Poised To “Take Charge” of Rap in Russia

    Putin Is Poised To Take Charge of Rap in Russia

    December 27, 2018 Penny

    Russian President Vladimir Putin champions censorship, and recently his despotic attention was turned towards the rap scene. Putin’s Plan to “Take Charge” of Rap “If it’s impossible to stop something,” stated Putin at a recent meeting of Russia’s Council for Culture and Art, “you’ve got to take charge of it!”. At issue was rap music.…

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  • Grand Jury Slaps Ty Dolla $ign With Two Felony Indictments. Fair or Overkill?

    Grand Jury Slaps Ty Dolla $ign With Two Felony Indictments. Fair or Overkill?

    December 20, 2018 Penny

    A Georgia grand jury indicted artist Ty Dolla $ign on two felony drug charges. If a judge slaps him with a maximum sentence, the “Love U Better” singer could land behind bars for the next 15 years. Small Amounts of Marijuana and Cocaine Lead To Arrest It was 4:55 p.m. on September 5, 2018; Ty,…

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  • Jay-Z Played Drakes Diss Track On Double Date with Meek Mill

    Jay-Z Played Drakes Diss Track On Double Date with Meek Mill

    December 13, 2018 Penny

    Does Jay-Z traffic in Degrassi-High-level drama? Or does Hov just forget feuds? “Championships” artist Meek Mill may have some insight. Meek Mill Talks Jay-Z: Blind Dates and Diss Tracks As he tells it, several years back, Meek Mill thought he’d arrived. His tracks were blowing up, fellow up-and-comer Nicki Minaj was by his side, and…

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  • EarthGang: Atlanta's Sonic Time And Genre Travellers And Dabblers

    EarthGang: Sonic Time And Genre Travellers And Dabblers

    December 6, 2018 Penny

    Rooted in the fertile creative crescent of late 1990s Atlanta, EarthGang’s music is a non-conformist sonic exploration of soul, rap, pop — and life’s organic soundtrack. EarthGang: The Who, What, When and Where Back in the noughties, Olu Fann and Eian Parker met on a school field. The two audiophiles formed a fast friendship and…

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  • ATF Arrested 6ix9ine And Judge Refused Him Bail

    ATF Arrested 6ix9ine And Judge Refused Him Bail

    November 29, 2018 Penny

    Dan Hernandez — aka “6ix9ine” or “Tekashi69” — is, once again, in heaps of legal trouble. In fact, the “Gummo” singer may spend the rest of his life in lockup. 6ix9ine’s Racketeering, Drug and Firearms Arrest On the night of November 18, ATF agents rounded up 6ix9ine and five of his fellow TreyWay gang members.…

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  • Lorde Tries To Shade Kanye and Cudi - And Fails Miserably

    Lorde Tries To Shade Kanye and Cudi, and Fails Miserably

    November 22, 2018 Penny

    There’s no denying that Kanye West can be a messy and controversial provocateur. However, it’s also undeniable that he’s often — and unfairly — the target of questionable tantrums thrown by virtue-signalling pop stars. Lorde Accuses Kanye West and Kid Cudi of Stealing Ye and Kid Cudi recently performed “Kids See Ghosts” together at a…

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  • Yeezy's latest album just got refined and refreshed

    The latest Yeezy album just got refined and refreshed

    November 17, 2018 Penny

    Earlier this year, amid considerable hype, Kanye West released his eighth studio album, the self-titled “Ye.” From the jump, the project has been inextricably linked to West’s public politicking — and now the LP is once again making headlines. “Ye” Track Changes Five months after its release, fans are reporting that West has made changes…

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  • Chance The Rapper Talks Independence, Acting and Yeezy

    Chance The Rapper Talks Independence, Acting and Yeezy

    November 1, 2018 Penny

    Chancelor Jonathan Bennett — aka Chance the Rapper — recently rolled through Joe Budden’s podcast. For two-plus hours, the “No Problem” singer spit thoughts on independent music, acting and his polarizing mentor, Yeezy. Chance the Rapper On Yeezy: A 300-Year-Long Outlook Like several other artists and friends, Chance carefully chose words when discussing his longstanding…

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  • Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar Team Up For "Tints"

    Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar Team Up For Tints

    October 25, 2018 Penny

    Anderson .Paak’s and Kendrick Lamar’s latest collaboration is an evocative nu-disco nod titled “Tints” — and it doesn’t disappoint. Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar: Collaborators “Tints” is not the first time the two have teamed up. Kendrick Lamar wrote the lyrics for James Blake’s, Anderson .Paak’s and Ab-Soul’s “Bloody Waters” track, which appeared on the…

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