Where’s The Beef?

Azealia Banks Beefs With Australia

By Caitlin White / 11:12 am

Azealia Banks is well-known for her tendency to speak her mind on Twitter, and she’s done so again regarding her recent performances in Australia. She performed at the Splendour in the Grass festival this weekend along with a few other shows. But after a radio announcer poked fun at her for a short set, Bank… More »

Meek Mill Unleashes Epic Twitter Tirade About Drake Not Writing His Own Raps

By Tom Breihan / July 22, 2015 - 8:56 am

Rap Twitter pretty much exploded last night. While Nicki Minaj was attempting to get Taylor Swift to check her white privilege — and then calling out the media for pitting two women against each other — Nicki’s boyfriend Meek Mill was bringing the motherfucking ruckus. Meek started off his evening by making fun of Minaj’… More »

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Quarrel Over MTV VMA Noms

By Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 4:24 pm

One of the reasons why Nicki Minaj is such a beloved artist is because she’s fierce as hell and stands up for herself. Today, she is standing up for herself because “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself” both somehow missed out on some crucial VMA nominations. More »

Ghostface Killah To Action Bronson: “Who Gives You The Right To Even Mention My Name?”

By James Rettig / July 20, 2015 - 12:56 pm

In an interview back in May, Ghostface Killah commented on the frequent comparisons that have arisen between his voice and Action Bronson’s. Then, he said that he also mistook Bronson’s voice for his own once, but didn’t seem to hold much ill will towards the rapper. His tune has changed recently, though, after Bronson appearedMore »

Erykah Badu Accuses Black Eyed Peas Of Stealing Her Video Concept

By Caitlin White / July 20, 2015 - 11:51 am

Erykah Badu has spotted some startling similarities between the Black Eyed Peas’ brand new music video for “Yesterday” and her 2008 video for “Honey.” Yesterday afternoon Badu tweeted links to both videos, and if you watch them both in a row, she’s definitely not wrong. More »

50 Cent Says AT&T Is Racist

By Peter Helman / July 19, 2015 - 11:23 am

50 Cent is an executive producer and co-star on the Starz drama Power, which is currently in the middle of its second season. As Deadline reports, Starz and AT&T U-Verse have been negotiating the terms of a new distribution agreement for months now, but talks appear to have stalled, and if a deal isn’t reached… More »

Wavves Shares “Way Too Much,” Fights With His Label

By James Rettig / July 16, 2015 - 6:08 pm

Nathan Williams has been so busy with various side projects over the last year — from his Cloud Nothings collab to bro trio Spirit Club to beat alter ego Sweet Valley — that I almost forgot he was set to release an album under his original moniker as well. But now we have what look… More »

Indictment Alleges Young Thug And Birdman Conspired To Kill Lil Wayne

By Peter Helman / July 15, 2015 - 11:28 pm

Lil Wayne has been feuding with his former Cash Money Records label boss Birdman for a while now, and a couple of days ago, Birdman allegedly threw a drink at Wayne mid-performance. Things might be way more serious than beverage-throwing, though: Lil Wayne’s tour bus was shot at back in April, and as HipHopDX reports,… More »

Sinead O’Connor Says Music Has Officially Died Because Of Kim Kardashian

By Caitlin White / July 14, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Sinead O’Connor has joined the chorus of Kim Kardashian haters, and done so with a bang. In a scathing Facebook post, O’Connor declared that music itself has been killed, thanks to Kardashian’s recent Rolling Stone cover. More »

Deadmau5 Slams David Guetta For Using Live Horses In Ibiza Club Show

By Tom Breihan / July 13, 2015 - 1:31 pm

EDM beef! Deadmau5 has been critical of the big-time dance music world in the past, despite being very much a part of that world. And now his festival-headliner peer David Guetta has given him a whole lot of ammunition. As Billboard reports, video recently surfaced of the opening night of Guetta’s Fuck Me I’m Famou… More »

Birdman Allegedly Threw A Drink At Lil Wayne Mid-Performance Last Night

By Tom Breihan / July 13, 2015 - 10:45 am

The feud between Lil Wayne and Birdman has apparently reached the throwing-shit-at-each-other stage. The two were once one of the great partnerships in rap, but Wayne has been on the outs with his former label boss since late last year, when he told the world that Cash Money Records had kept his album Tha CarterMore »

OG Maco: “Future Has Destroyed Countless Lives By Making It Cool To Be A Drug Addict”

By Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 1:16 pm

As Future readies the release of yet another collection of songs, this one an official album called Dirty Sprite 2 — a common nickname for lean, or the drug cocktail of codeine and promethazine cough syrup — OG Maco has some criticism for his fellow Atlanta rapper.

As XXL points out, Maco went… More »

Morrissey Disses Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith

By Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 11:48 am

The far-reaching disdain of Morrissey now encompasses Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Sadly, those are two British musicians who would probably both cite Morrissey as an influence, but he’s not into their music at all. In an email interview with Colorado alt-weekly Boulder Weekly, the Smiths frontman mourns the dearth of spontaneous, uncontrolled musicians:… More »

Duh, No Kid Rock Will Not Denounce The Confederate Flag

By Peter Helman / July 9, 2015 - 8:24 pm

Oh, Kid Rock. On Monday, following the recent tragedy in South Carolina and subsequent debate over the Confederate flag, the Michigan chapter of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network held a protest outside of a Detroit museum with a Kid Rock exhibit. The Detroit rocker and alleged glass dildo recipient — who is, again, from Detroit,… More »

Heems Folds Greedhead Label, Calls Out Unappreciative Roster

By Peter Helman / July 9, 2015 - 6:52 pm

Himanshu Suri, aka rapper and former Das Racist member Heems, has been running his own Greedhead label since 2008. He started it to put out Das Racist material, and after Das Racist broke up in 2012, Greedhead released solo mixtapes from both Heems and Kool A.D., along with records by friends like Le1f, Meyhem Lauren,… More »

David Crosby Still Really Hates Kanye West

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 9, 2015 - 10:43 am

As nice as it is that he’s willing to answer fan questions, someone needs to take David Crosby’s Twitter handle away. Bury it, burn it, do something, because the man is making out to seem like a total curmudgeon. After tweeting some beyond-snide comments about Kanye West in response to a fan’s question back i… More »

Miguel Talks Frank Ocean Rivalry: “I Make Better Music”

By Chris DeVille / July 6, 2015 - 11:03 am

Do you really want to go down this road, Miguel? As NME points out, a reporter from The Sunday Times asked the Wildheart singer about his relationship with fellow R&B innovator Frank Ocean, a relationship Miguel described as “cordial” at best. Then Miguel lit the fuse: “I wouldn’t say we were friends. To be completely… More »

Bo Carter’s Estate Sues Rod Stewart For Covering 87-Year-Old Blues Standard

By Peter Helman / July 2, 2015 - 8:02 pm

The estate of early blues musician Armenter “Bo Carter” Chatmon, who died in 1964, has filed a lawsuit against Rod Stewart, Universal Music, and Capitol Records for the inclusion of a song called “Corrina, Corrina” as a bonus track on Stewart’s 2013 album Time. The slightly differently titled “Corrine, Corrina” is a traditional 12-bar blue… More »

Scott Weiland Is Really Pissing Off The Few Fans He Has Left

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 2, 2015 - 11:27 am

Scott Weiland has a reputation for acting like an asshole around his fans, which is unfortunate seeing that he funded his band the Wildabouts’ new record, Blaster, through a PledgeMusic crowd-sourcing campaign. As it turns out, Weiland and the Wildabouts aren’t living up to the campaign’s promises, meaning that anyone who paid excessive amounts of… More »

You’ll Never Guess What Fox News Thinks Of Kendrick Lamar

By Peter Helman / June 30, 2015 - 7:21 pm

Kendrick Lamar opened Sunday night’s BET Awards with an explosive, politically charged, and all-around awesome performance of “Alright,” rapping “We hate po-po/ Wanna kill us dead in the street fo sho” from atop a vandalized police car while a giant American flag waved in the background. Surprisingly, Fox News didn’t love it. On the panel… More »

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