While today might mark the 20th anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s classic debut, Doggystyle, hip-hop was alive and buzzing this week. Kanye West played two shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, T.I. and Jeezy signed new deals for their labels, and a legendary rap group is set to reunite on stage together.
These are the top hip-hop headlines of the week!
Eminem scores his ninth platinum album of his career as The Marshall Mathers LP 2 officially sold one million copies this week.
After becoming a huge star under the watchful eye of Jay Z’s leadership , Jeezy signed a management partnership deal for his Corporate Thugz Entertainment with Jay’s Roc Nation this week.
After almost a decade apart, OutKast will be reuniting on stage together at the Coachella Music Festival in 2014.
Jay Z officially launched his controversial holiday collection with Barneys New York this week. Amongst the expensive collection’s items are a $58,000 Rick Owens Mollino Crocodile jacket, a $695 Elder Statesman cashmere ski mask and a $12,500 Hoorsenbuhs gold ring.
After Busta joined Q-Tip on stage during A Tribe Called Quest’s set on Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour this week, it was announced that Bussa Bus and The Abstract Poet will be collaborating on a new mixtape together.
T.I. has found a new home for his Grand Hustle imprint. Tip signed both himself and his label to Columbia Records on Friday.