The first week in 2016 is already over, and musically, I got a feeling it’s just getting started. The only real question is: who’s going to own this year? It’s no secret 2015 moved a lot of artist’s up the food chain, so one can only hope 2016 is no different. But you don’t take over a year by just sitting around. I’m sure DJ Khaled would agree that one of the crucial keys to success is to put in work. So who put in work this week in Hip Hop?
Get your “wtf’s” ready.
10. The Game Speaks His Peace on Bill Cosby
The Game spent the first days of this year being political, who knows, maybe it’ll reflect in his music. Do you think The Game has a point? Let us know!
9. Amber Rose and Drake: New Year, New Boo?
Ya’ll remember back when Drake called himself “Heartbreak Drake?” Let’s just hope he’s not planning on returning to those days, because if he and Ms. Rose are a thing. . . He’ll definitely break some hearts.
8. Future Bashes Ciara
Although Future deleted the tweet where he distastefully called Ciara a “b-tch” with “control problems,” he made it painfully clear where he stands. Ciara has yet to directly respond to his series of tweets, but according to her Twitter and Instagram, she hasn’t stopped smiling once.
7. Janet Jackson and Throat Cancer?
From my lips…https://t.co/0fQjkej5lY
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) January 7, 2016
Earlier this week, rumors began swirling that Janet was battling throat cancer, but she has made sure to actively shut those rumors down. Janet stated, “The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer. I am recovering.” Although she failed to release any further details, we wish her a speedy recovery!
6. Kendrick Lamar Does It Again
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) January 8, 2016
Kendrick Lamar surprised fans everywhere with new music debut on “The Tonight Show” entitled Untitled II. Click the link and take a listen. Make sure to let us know what you think!
5. Lil Wayne and Birdman Near Reconciliation?
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) January 5, 2016
Several sources are reporting that the two rappers are in talks trying to settle their legal woes. But in the meantime, Drake managed to do the impossible and bring the two together to bring in the new year. 2016 is already looking up.
4. DJ Khaled With A Major Key
Need I say more?
3. Beyonce Returns to the Super Bowl Stage
Queen B's back.
— ESPN (@espn) January 8, 2016
This is something you won’t want to miss! Make sure you tune in February 7th!
2. Andre 3000 Talks New Music
— Noisey (@NoiseyMusic) January 8, 2016
Andre knows the world is feigning for some new music from him. Our prayers might be answered reaaaal soon.
1. Kanye Starts the Year Stating ‘Facts’
— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) January 1, 2016
I’m pretty sure he just shut us all up.