The late rapper and icon of Brooklyn drill Pop Smoke further cemented his legacy last week with his posthumous debut album. Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, now one of just a few posthumous albums to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Pop Smoke joins the ranks of the Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, and XXXTentacion, whose Skins album was the chart’s last posthumous No. 1.
On June 12 — what would’ve been Donda West’s 71st birthday — Kanye shared a snippet of the new song with his 29.7 million Twitter followers.
Seven months after his untimely death at the age of 21, rapper Juice WRLD’s album Legends Never Die dropped at midnight on July 10.
JAY-Z and Roc Nation have taken out ads in publications across the country to promote local black businesses, just like he did to honor George Floyd.
Future is giving back to 2020 high school graduates impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in his home state of Georgia. The Freebandz boss has announced he’ll be awarding scholarships to incoming college freshmen through his FreeWishes Foundation’s “Still A Dreamer” campaign.
After a number of teases, Kid Cudi has delivered his highly-anticipated collaboration with Eminem, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady." Cudi’s latest release serves as the follow-up to his Travis Scott-assisted cut “The Scotts,” which became his first No. 1 song of his career. “The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady” is his third single overall in 2020.
Charlamagne Tha God is making moves. On July 7, The Breakfast Club co-host announced he landed a new gig at Comedy Central as a weekly talk show host.
T.I. has yet to find a suitable Verzuz opponent this quarantine season but he feels like 50 Cent is gonna need a lot more than Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ to beat his track record.
Kanye West chose the most American of holidays — the Fourth of July — to announce he’s running for president. On July 4, the multi-platinum rapper fired off a tweet vowing to be on the 2020 ballot.
Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon, the debut album from recently deceased rapper Pop Smoke, dropped at midnight on July 3rd. The album has no shortage of guest artists featuring 50 Cent, Roddy Ricch, DaBaby, Quavo, Lil Baby, Swae Lee, Future, Rowdy Rebel, Tyga, Karol G, Lil Tjay, and King Combs.
21 Savage announced he’s providing a free financial literacy program called “Bank Account At Home” on July 1. “Financial literacy should be free”.
Russ revealed he’s an independent artist again and shared a wholesome moment on Instagram writing, “I JUST PUT MY MOMMA IN A BENTLEY”.