Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the mainstream rap duo that swept the rap Grammys in 2014 and received backlash after besting Kendrick Lamar, didn’t submit their latest album for contention at the 2017 Grammy Awards. A person close to the nomination process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, said Macklemore & Lewis didn’t submit “This Unruly Mess I Made” when submissions were due last September. The album, the group’s second, was released last February. Like Macklemore & Lewis, Frank Ocean also didn’t submit his two latest albums for … Continue reading Why the Grammy’s wanted Macklemore to compete for Pop Awards instead of Hip Hop
After tweeting his 1.11 million fans that he’d be releasing new music, YG kept true to his word and dropped a dedication track early Tues. morning (Oct. 25) titled “One Time Comin’” dedicated to individuals who’ve been subject to police brutality. The Compton rapper is known to keep his music brutally honest, from his anti-Trump song “F–k Donald Trump” to “Police Get Away With Murder” from his newest album Still Brazy — which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and carries on his unapologetic attitude on “One Time Comin’.” Continue reading YG Pays Tribute To Victims Of Police Brutality In ‘One Time Comin’
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Wars are fought on many fronts in what I call “the war against the war on black and brown people.” I watched emotionally with most of America when Diamond Reynolds live streamed on Facebook the shooting of her fiance Philando Castile, shouting: “please officer, don’t tell me that you did this to him…” We watched him take his last breath, while her 4 year old daughter sat watching in the back seat. It did something to me, it really did. I envisioned what it must have been like when Mamie Till, the mother of Emmitt Till, made the decision to allow … Continue reading The Game pens open letter on “UnJust” Criminal Justice System
Recently, DubCNN caught up with the original founder of Black Wall Street Records and brother to rapper The Game, Big Fase 100, for an exclusive interview. In this feature, Big Fase talks to us about a myriad of topics including his new artist Benji, the re-launch of the label, his top 5 emcees of all-time, the recent Compton Sheriff slaying his close friend Donta Taylor, his take on The Game verbally assaulting Meek Mill, and much, much more! Read more… Continue reading Big Fase 100 gives his Top 5 Emcees of All Time + Speaks on Game/Meek Mill beef
As Game rediscovered his inner fire throughout 2016, he used personal memories of 1992 to create this cinematic autobiography. In part, the album is a love letter to his formative years, and it’s a treat to hear the rapper joyride vintage West Coast beats on “True Colors / It’s On,” “Bompton,” and “F**k Orange Juice.” While the story deepens with the anguish and regret of “Young N**as,” “92 Bars” reminds hip-hop fans of a diss track’s brutal purpose: decapitation via verses. Continue reading Buy "1992" album by The Game
The Game talks about his beef with Meek Mill and Sean Kingston, the disrespectful lines in “Pest Control”, his new album 1992, patching things up with 50 Cent, did his cars get shot up in Miami and much more… Continue reading The Game talks about why he chose to name his album ‘1992’
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