In the last few weeks, Kanye West is proving you don’t need a new album to make headlines in hip-hop.
After Kanye’s epic Twitter Meltdown two weeks ago, the out-spoken Chicago rapper made an unexpected appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he hashed out his well-publicized differences with host Jimmy Kimmel. Viewers looking for Kanye to do something memorable were not disappointed when Kanye took over the show to deliver an eight-minute rant touching on his feelings on the paparazzi, his frustrations with the fashion industry and the eternal glass-ceiling for black entertainers in America.
Meanwhile in other hip-hop news, Cam’ron accused Jay Z’s 40/40 Club of refusing to play Dipset music at the night club, Eminem debuted the track list for his upcoming new album, U God slammed his label and Lil Boosie was spotted at a prison rodeo.
These were the top headlines in hip-hop this week. Read on.
Two weeks after Kanye melted down on Twitter over the comedian, Yeezy appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to bury the hatchet with the comedian.
According to Cam’ron, Dipset music is banned in Jay Z’s successful 40/40 Club.
The tracklist for Eminem’s upcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2 was released this week. Guests are to include Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey and Nathan Ruess of indie pop band fun.
Eight years after it’s release on Late Registration, Kanye West’s “Gone” debuts on the Billboard 100 chart.
On his new mixtape, OKE: Operation Kill Everything, Game is back to dissing 50 Cent, again.
Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie is set to get out of prison in the upcoming weeks but he was spotted at Angola State Prison Annual Rodeo where he caught on smiling on camera.
XXL caught up with U-God this week where we spoke to him about his feelings regarding Soul Temple Records.
Nipsey Hu$$le reportedly sold 1,000 copies of his new mixtape, Crenshaw, that he was charging $100 a pop for. The next day, it was reported that Jay Z was unexpected buyer of over 100 copies of the record.