Via Lupe’s Twitter -
"This album will probably be my last … its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family," he wrote. "But my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this … My first true love was literature so i will return to that … lupe fiasco ends here …" (via MTV News)
This announcement followed a twitter altercation with fellow Chicago Rapper Chief Keef. In an interview, Lupe commented about Keef, saying what he represents supports the growing, chaotic violence in his home town of Chicago. Keef responded with a diss, and the back and forth resulted in the aforementioned quote.
Either way, Lupe’s on track to release some music. Check out Lupe’s new dubstep-twinged song, slightly reminiscent of Pt. 1. Food & Liquor 2 dropping September 25th.
Lil Wayne drops his new mixtape, the Dedication 4 with DJ Drama. Glad he decided to put this out even though he’s deciding to focus on skating. Peep it here:
The day has finally come for Big Sean to release his brand new mixtape, Detroit. Since his last free project in 2010, Sean has undeniably grown to become one of the biggest artists in the game right now. With his sophomore album on the horizon, Sean describes himself as being hungry again, which you can hear all throughout Detroit, which features a wide range of different sounding songs with an extremely well thought out structure behind the project. In addition to that, the mixtape features production and features from French Montana, J. Cole, Key Wayne, Young Chop, Lex Luger, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, King Chip, Don Cannon, Juicy J and more. Without further adieu, this is Detroit.
2 Chainz and Kanye lace us with some visuals for the new smash Birthday Song.
Kanye West Tweeted these two flicks of the new artwork along with a date - September 4th. Save it!
RISE&GRND’S Connie K sits down with singer Marcus Marshall for an interview at the SOHR 2012 in NYC.
Joey Bada$$ sounds like he straight up came out of a time machine from the 90’s. The Brooklyn rapper brings back the classic Boom Bap sound that helped define hip hop during that era. I’m featuring a couple of his videos since they go in. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for this kid, he is sick. You can also see him featured in Mac Miller’s America: http://bit.ly/NrB1f9
You can download his new mixtape “1999” here: http://bit.ly/OlXuNM
Bringing you another exclusive interview! Check out Connie K interviewing the lovely Michelle Martinez!
You can see Michelle featured in this video “All it Takes” here:
One of my favorite Tupac Songs. Just heard this for the first time in a long time, and all I can say is it’s like the first time…such a classic.
Connie K of RISE&GRND sits down with Jay Fluent and his brother Andrew for an interview after their performance in the SOHR Tour NYC: