Kanye West Breaks U.K. Chart Record With ‘The Life of Pablo’

Kristian Dowling, Getty s Kanye West has broken a U.K.chart record for his most recent release, Life Pablo. The 2016 release is the first album to ever go gold based solely on streams. The Official Chart Company has confirmed that Pablo crossed the 100,000 sales mark solely on album-equivalent streams, a unit measurement that was introduced in the U.K. in 2015. Pablo was… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Russell Simmons!

Kevin Winter, Getty s Russell Simmons is the co-founder Def Jam, one the most legendary rap labels in hip-hop. That’s a pretty good reason you need to wish him a happy 60th birthday today (Oct. 4). Simmons high stature come from how he embodied the black entrepreneurial spirit born out the Reagan era, way before… Read More »

Happy Birthday, A$AP Rocky!

Bennett Raglin, Getty s Happy Birthday A$AP Rocky! The Harlem spitter is turning 29 today (Oct. 3). Since emerging in the early 2010s as an NYC rhymer with a decidedly southern-sounding style, Rocky has remained among the most famous hip-hop stars in the game. He hasn’t dropped an ficial studio album since 2015s At. Long.… Read More »

Happy Birthday, T-Pain!

Paras Griffin, Getty s Music has a history not giving musicians their due. Revisionist history forgets Chuck Berry was one the founding fathers rock and roll. However, that’s somewhat excusable because the internet wasn’t an available information resource in the ’50s. But people were surfing the web by the mid-2000s, which is why its a… Read More »

‘South Park’ Spoofs Logic’s Suicide Prevention Song ‘1-800-273-8255’ [VIDEO]

Logic’s suicide prevention song “1-800-273-8255,” has become a breakout hit for the rapper and brought thousands calls to the hotline. But leave it to the folks at South Park to poke fun at this important song – albeit in a humorous way. In the clip above, Eric Cartman interrupts his fellow classmates’ “Distracted Driving Awareness”… Read More »