2016 just got interesting. It’s only the second week of the year, and a lot of your favorite artists are
responding to six month old beefs letting the music speak for itself. One artist in particular revealed an interesting truth about his music that may actually shock you, but then again this is Hip Hop. It never fails to have us saying “wtf.” Are you ready for this weeks news?
Get your “wtf’s” ready.
10. Happy birthday, Aaliyah
Aaliyah your heart was so huge and you loved your fans and always wanted them to know that! HappyBirthday we miss u R.I.P Babygirl
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 16, 2016
The R&B beauty would be 37 today. #gonebutnotforgotten
9. Rick Ross Is Officially #Epic
— Epic Records (@Epic_Records) January 16, 2016
Rick Ross leaves Def Jam after 10 years and inks a deal with Epic Records. The MMG camp, however, has not changed management. Epic Records is home to artists such as Future, Mariah Carey, Andre 3000, etc.
8. President Obama’s Favorite Rapper Is…
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 15, 2016
Kendrick Lamar. Don’t worry, though. The President is a Drake fan though, as well. According to him, “I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer but Kendrick, his lyrics, his last album was outstanding. Best album I think last year.” Who’s your pick? Drake or Kendrick?
7. Adele’s A “Monster”
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) January 15, 2016
6. Future Isn’t Really About “That Life”
— The Source Magazine (@TheSource) January 16, 2016
Future admits to not really living the drug addict lifestyle he raps about in his music. He does it simply because, ” I feel like that’s the number one thing everybody likes to talk about. It’s a catch.” What do you guys think? Does this change how you feel about his music?
5. Miguel Gets Engaged
— E! News (@enews) January 11, 2016
Miguel finally popped the question to his girlfriend of 10 years, model Nazanin Mandi. Congratulations to the happy couple!
4. David Bowie Passes Away, and Hip Hop Reacts
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 11, 2016
David Bowie is still 1 of the best 2 EVER do it!His art transcended color & $ boundaries. May God bless his soul. pic.twitter.com/CWpVyZWRzh
— COMMON (@common) January 11, 2016
What a honor, what a soul. David Bowie, Spirit of Gold. RIP.
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 11, 2016
While Hip-Hop wasn’t Bowie’s genre, his influence on some of today’s prominent rap stars is clear. His innovation and passion for the art of music will be missed. #RIPDavidBowie
3. Fetty Wap Encourages Fan With Brain Injury
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) January 15, 2016
Awww, how sweet of Fetty!
2. SoundCloud Signs Deal With Universal
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) January 14, 2016
In essence, this deal with Universal means that SoundCloud will have access to their large catalog of music to play on the streaming service. Universal will also be able to monitor the streams and monetize their music as well. What does this mean for you? More music.
1. Meek Mill Drops “4/4” EP… and Disses Drake…and 50?
— REVOLT TV (@RevoltTV) January 17, 2016
In Meek’s “I’m The Plug (Freestyle),” the rapper fires back at Drake’s infamous “world tour” line from his Grammy nominated diss track “Back to Back,” and may have even taken shots at Safaree. Reports are even saying he dissed 50 Cent in “Gave ‘Em Hope.” Have you listened to the new EP? Do you think he should’ve left all of this unmatched “beef” in 2015? Let us know!