At a concert in New York this past weekend, Bad Boy Records presented its recent signee King Los. Other members of the crew, including MGK, are currently getting some shine as well. But what about the Bad Boys of yesteryear? What are they up to these days? Glad you asked! Here's a rundown.
Twenty years ago, rap animosity was expressed via diss songs. Like, if someone pissed you off you went home, thought about it, went to a recording studio, pressed up your album, and sent it around. The object of your diss might not find out until six months later.
More recently the rise of the mix ... More >>
Not all rappers need critical adoration to achieve commercial success. Some use negative reviews as motivation, others dismiss them as hate, and a few of them probably don't know what constitutes a review. But it's commendable anytime an artist reaches some level of success. In fact, some of the mos ... More >>
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Song: Rick Ross, "Hold Me Back"
History: Rappers Meek Mill and Wale released a song called "Actin' Up." It was loud, boisterous and aggressively circular (the ... More >>
Big Sean, Kid Ink
Better Than... hanging out with the people who went to the Lady Antebellum show at Staples Center.
Since 2008, XXL Magazine has anointed a group of up-and-coming rappers as their freshman class in order to show fans what the future of hip-hop will look like. M ... More >>
Rick Ross feat. Busta Rhymes
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Better than: Actually being Big Meech. Or Larry Hoover. At least in 2012.
"Schindler and I are like peas in a pod! We're both factory owners, we both made shells f ... More >>
[Editor's note: Haterade Monday continues! Earlier in the day we told brought you the five dopiest Beach Boys songs (including one where Brian Wilson raps). And now, on the heels of our top 20 greatest L.A. rap albums of all time here's some more drivel from classic artists.]
Hip-hop doesn' ... More >>
Miami rapper Rick Ross is the subject of a lengthy and fucking amazing profile in Gentleman's Quarterly that makes the same point that Deeper Than Rap and Teflon Don did: Rick Ross is the greatest rapper alive. That's not the same thing as being the best rapper alive -- in fact, you get the i ... More >>
Break out the champagne, Cali, your rappers are set to run the game once again. New York's XXL magazine today revealed the cover of its third annual "Freshmen Class" cover -- spotlighting the publication's top 10 emcee up-and-comers for the new year -- and artists born or based here on the West Coas ... More >>