It’s the first full week of October, and some of you favorite artists are bringing it in the right way. One of them might even be doing something special for the month. Others? Well, they’re just shutting the industry down, as usual. The world of Hip-Hop truly never sleeps, but since you do, it’s impossible to catch everything. That’s what we’re here for.
I hope you got your “wtf’s” ready.
15. President Obama Talks Kanye West
TSR intern: Chantel P.! Instagram: @_POPchanny _________________________________ #KanyeForPresident2020 may or may not be a "thing" but President Obama sure made light of the situation at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in San Francisco. _________________________________ Both Kanye and Obama were guests at the fundraiser where Kanye was set to perform a sample from his upcoming album, SWISH. _________________________________ Before performing, Obama gave his scheduled speech and threw a few jokes in there about Kanye and his 2020 presidential candidacy. _________________________________ "In a little while you are going to hear from a guy who is thinking about getting into politics…in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing, or, as Kanye calls it, 'peezy.'" Obama said before offering some words of advice: "You've got to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are — read more at TheShadeRoom.com (link in bio)
Don’t you just love our president?
14. We Gone Be Alright
— REVOLT TV (@RevoltTV) October 10, 2015
Some of Hip-Hop’s finest, including J.Cole, Diddy, Jeezy, and Snoop Dogg were spotted at this year’s Justice Or Else March, which coincided with the anniversary of the Million Man March.
13. This Is The Remix
Have you heard the remix yet?
12. Big Rings
Looks like Drake finally got his really ‘big rings.’
11. Dej & Durk?
Lil Durk is apparently feeling Dej Loaf. Awww, this is too cute.
10. “Hotline Bling” Is Going Visual…Soon
Drake’s dropping a video to “Hotline Bling” soon. 1-800-it’s-lit
9. The Game Drops New Album
The Game dropped his new studio album The Documentary 2 today (October 9)! To purchase the album, click here.
8. Trick -Or- Snoop
Is Snoop Dogg hinting at a new album for Halloween with DJ Drama? Who knows, folks. This could either be a trick or a treat.
7. Kendrick Lamar Is Going On Tour
Kendrick Lamar announces the 1st annual Kunta’s Groove Sessions tour. *crosses fingers that he comes to my city*
6. Still Ballin’
So this happened…
5. Nicki On The New York Times
Guess who finally weighed in on the Drake and Meek Mill beef? Here’s what she had to say, “They’re men, grown-ass men. It’s between them … I hate it. It doesn’t make me feel good. You don’t ever want to choose sides between people you love. It’s ridiculous. I just want it to be over.”
4. R8 Goes #ANTi
Looks like Rihanna’s studio album won’t be titled R8 after all. But let’s be honest, ANTi is much cooler, right?
3. History Wiz
Wiz Khalifa makes history by having the first Hip-Hop video to reach 1 billion views. Oh he’s shining alright.
2. Rihanna Covers Vanity Fair
…And admits that she will care about Chris Brown until the day she dies. Awww.
1. Hip-Hop’s Most Dangerous Group Goes Rock & Roll
Well…they CAN go Rock & Roll, and you can make it happen! Click this link and vote for N.W.A to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.