Iggy Azalea’s History of Hip-Hop Controversy: A Timeline [Updated]

In Iggy Azalea’s short career, the Australian rapper has been no stranger to controversy, particularly the racial-appropriation sort. Prior to the Grammys, we ran through her past dust-ups (many them with Azealia Banks). Below is an updated timeline. (Warning: There are a lot tweets from a variety people that we quote directly, so be prepared for a lot spelling and […]

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Arrests: #LHHATL’s Erica Dixon Detained After “Fleeing” Traffic Stop

Erica Dixon Arrested After Traffic Stop TMZ is reporting that Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Erika Dixon was arrested by police, after she allegedly “fled the scene”  a traffic stop. In the video you can see police attempt to yank Erica out the car after speeding f. She doesn’t exit the vehicle easily, before giving them a piece  her mind. […]

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Knock ‘Em Out The Box Rick! Slick Rick’s Classic “Children’s Story” Is Now A Kids Book

A Little Positivity: Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” Is Now An Actual Kids Book You may be able to share a significant part hip hop history at bedtime with you kiddies soon. Slick Rick, the rap ruler, is turned his classic song “Children’s Story” into a children’s book. The book is being distributed through a boutique Boston-based record label “Get On […]

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Nardwuar the Human Serviette vs. Zane Lowe

Canadian music journalist Nardwuar the Human Serviette is steadily rolling out his interviews from SXSW, and the latest comes with Beats 1 DJ and radio personality Zane Lowe. Nardwuar chats with Lowe about the first Deep Purple song he ever heard, his hip-hop group Urban Disturbance and which hip-hop legends they opened for, his work as a producer, and his […]

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Gucci Mane Reveals Book Cover for His Autobiography

Simon & Schuster Last year, Gucci Mane revealed he’d be dropping his autobiography in 2017. Now, we’ve gotten the first look at the cover for The Autobiography Gucci Mane. Guwop threw up the book cover on Twitter and let the world know, “I’m an author now.” The book was co-written with Neil Martinez-Belkin, an alumni  XXL, and is set to be […]

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Surprise! Vh1 Adds Alexis Skyy To Cast Of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood…And Masika Goes Running For The Hills

Alexis Skyy Joins LaHHH Cast With Masika Kalysha Masika Kalysha got quite a surprise while filming new scenes for the upcoming season ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.’ Namely, she was confronted face-to-face with one Fetty Wap’s many other baby mothers/part-time girlfriends…Alexis Skyy. According to TMZ, Masika went HAM-tastic when Alexis Skyy showed up to a scene at a karaoke bar […]

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Here Are the Credits for Drake’s ‘More Life’

Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records Drake has released More Life and there are a bunch collaborators on the “playlist,” from Kanye West and Young Thug to 2 Chainz and Quavo. Below are the credits for the album, including songwriters and producers. The only song that doesn’t have complete information is “Skepta Interlude.” XXL has reached out to Drake’s reps for comment. 1. “Free Smoke” […]

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Musiq Soulchild Reunites With Production Duo Who Launched His Career For New Song “OKAY” [AUDIO]

Musiq Soulchild Releases New Song Produced By Carvin & Ivan After seven Grammy nominations and nine years, Musiq Soulchild has reunited with hitmaking production duo Carvin & Ivan for a new single, “OKAY” also featuring their artist, BriaMarie. From the team that brought you “Love”, “Half-Crazy,” “B.U.D.D.Y.” “Just Friends” and everything else that made us swoon over Musiq Soulchild is […]

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Birdman Blasts Rick Ross’ “Idols Become Rivals,” Says Ricky Is Just Using His Name To Boost Album Sales

Birdman Blasts Rick Ross’ “Idols Become Rivals” Surprise, surprise…Birdman didn’t exactly like being called a snake and compared to a molesting Catholic priest in Rick Ross’ new song, “Idols Become Rivals” If you’ll recall, Rick Ross called out Birdman for mistreating Wayne and Khaled — as well as having fake watches, rented cars, etc. Sources close to Baby tell TMZ […]

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Dame Dash Claims Notorious B.I.G. Planned to Sign to Roc-A-Fella

Jerod Harris / Des Willie, Getty s (2) The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z were all set to team up at Roc-A-Fella Records, according to Dame Dash. In a new interview with Hip Hop Motivation, Dame claimed that Biggie was planning to leave Bad Boy Records. “Biggie’s plan was give Puff and them like three more albums then come sign […]

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