New, New Friends. Old, Old Friends. No, No New Friends. The theme in hip-hop this week was about people coming together. Kanye joined Lil Wayne on stage setting hip-hop abuzz with thoughts of potential collaborations and the end to their great Cold War. Nas raised money for a displaced family. Meanwhile, a couple of old business partners posed together for a photo op proving that time can heal all wounds. If they can change, maybe we can change but if not… this is the week in hip-hop.
On Monday, Drake’s annual OVO Fest occurred in Toronto where Drizzy brought out Yeezy as a very surprise guest to the audience’s immediate rapture. No word on if this will lead to music together but thirsty rap fans are thinking about it, anyway.
At a mutual friend’s birthday party in New York this week, former business partners and Roc-A-Fella co-founders, Jay Z and Dame Dash were photographed together for the first time in years.
Speaking of Drake, October’s Very Own released a new synth-pop-influenced single, “Hold On We’re Going Home, ” in the wake of his triumphant OVO Fest performance.
Wednesday Evening, Eminem made a rare performance at the G-Shock 30th Anniversary Party in New York City where he ran through his classics.
In connection with a June traffic incident, Chris Brown turned himself into the police after he was formally hit with hit-and-run charges.
After his arrest on Wednesday, Chris Brown took to Twitter to cryptically threaten to end his music career.
After hearing about the plight of a homeless D.C. family on the news, Nas took Twitter to start a fund for the family where he quickly raised $27,000 dollars in a few short hours.
Big Sean is making the media rounds in anticipation of the release of his sophomore album, Hall Of Fame, and made the bold declaration of his superiority at his new album’s listening party in New York.