Silverback Gorilla 2" will be released next week and just like Jada's album we are expecting a host of guest appearances from Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, Ghostface, A$AP Ferg, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Styles P, Joell Ortiz, Trae Tha Truth & Raheem DeVaughn.
Check out the tracklist below!:
1.) "Bunndy" (produced by Pav Bundy)
2.) "Hood Nigga" f/ Billy Danze, Joell Ortiz & Trae Tha Truth (produced by Infamous DJ Haze)
Fabolous will be gifting us with new music on Christmas Day. Last year, he dropped his album The Young OG Project on Christmas and this year he is doing the same with its sequel, The Young OG Project 2.
Just like the previous cover, there is a throne on the album art; however, the throne is empty. The Young OG Project featured his young son, Johan, sitting on the throne.
[ALSO READ: Fabolous To Release Two Projects Before The End Of 2015] The Young OG Project landed in the no. 12 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and at no. 3 on the Rap Albums chart last year after moving 71,000 units its first week. The 90's themed project featured singles like "Lituation," "Gone For the Winter" and "Ball Drop."
The Young OG Project 2 will be a digital-only release.
(AllHipHop News) New York rapper Fabolous took part in The Die-Hards with Rolling Stone. Fab's addition is the final installment in the 4-part series which features celebrities discussing sports. The Brooklyn Nets fan addressed how certain athletes changed the culture of the NBA.
[ALSO READ: Fabolous To Release Two Projects Before The End Of 2015] "Michael Jordan broke the mold of the Magic Johnson/Larry Bird era. He came in and he had a gold chain, he wore longer shorts, and his sneakers were a different style," said Fabolous. "It translated through. We got to where Allen Iverson was, where he looked just like some of the guys you're hanging out with. A lot of streetball guys started being able to navigate their way to the NBA as well. Guys like Stephon Marbury. He actually played at my housing project before, so to see him in the NBA it was a deeper connection."
The "Ball Drop" rhymer also spoke about the connection between basketball and Hip Hop.
"There's an art to basketball. I think there's a finesse, style, and passion to it," he added. "I relate it to everything I'm doing. I'm a student of Hip Hop. I love where I come from. I'm looking at what's going on today, and I fuse it in what works for me."
Fab and Rich Homie join forces for a slapper thats sure to get play throughout the Fall and Winter. With Rich Homie on the hook and Fab doing the verses, listeners should get ready for a Dead Presidents remake as Fabolous revisits his OG Project. Themed after the 90's classic movie starring Larenz Tate, Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard and Keith David, this video is FIRE. Makes us want to go put on the movie right now, what a classic!
Nas and Lil' Wayne will co-headline the "History in Tampa" festival, which will be presented by WorldStarHipHop, Billboard reports. In collaboration with Vybe Nation, the festival will take place at Tampa's USF Sun Dome on Nov. 7th.
"We've been part of the culture for a decade, and it's an honor to be able to continue that legacy with Vybe Nation. We are going to bring the house down," WSHH CEO Lee "Q" O'Denat said in a statement.
(AllHipHop News) Fabolous is one of the many stars set to hit the stage tonight (October 20) at the TIDAL X: 1020 concert in Brooklyn. Before Fab performs in his hometown's Barclays Center, he took over the Tidal Twitter account yesterday to help promote the event.
[ALSO READ: Tidal Streaming Service Reaches One Million Subscribers] During the social media Q&A, Fabolous was asked when the public can expect another music project from him. The Roc Nation representative announced two new collections are slated to drop before the end of the year.
The Twitter exchanges revealed another S.O.U.L. Tape will not be part of the fourth quarter releases from Fab. But he did not close the door on his long-awaited Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power LP being the project dropping on December 25.
Fab's last studio LP The Young OG Project hit the net on Christmas Day 2014. He also let loose the Friday Night Freestyles mixtape in May.
(AllHipHop News) Over the weekend a loved one of rapper Foxy Brown was killed in Brooklyn. Eric "Carl" McKinney - who was also closely tied to Fabolous - was shot multiple times in his Jeep Wrangler while stopped at a traffic light. He later died at a local hospital.
Foxy released a statement to AllHipHop.com about McKinney's death. Read her words below.
The tears just won't stop. My ex-fiancé Rugs' brother Carl (my beloved ex brother-in-law) was murdered Sunday night in Brooklyn. Always my favorite, we conversed shortly before, cracking jokes like we always did. His smile lit our borough! My last words to him were just I'm proud; super proud of his maturation. He'd arrived into something special defying all odds.
Rugs lost his other brother a few years ago, all 3 were inseparable and best friends with Fabolous since their childhood days. Their Brooklyn team "THE FAMILY", a camaraderie of brothers.
We just ask God to send his fiercest angels of armor to cover their beautiful mom Tanya, and ask everyone to lift her in fervent prayer.
(AllHipHop News) Hip Hop producer Eric "Carl" McKinney was killed Sunday night in Brooklyn. After being shot in his arm and torso, the 31-year-old father of three crashed his car in an attempt to drive himself to a nearby medical facility.
According to police, McKinney was stopped at a red light when a man walked up to his Jeep Wrangler and began shooting. McKinney then drove off in the wrong direction before hitting a fence. He later died at Brooklyn Hospital.
McKinney was a close associate of Fabolous, and he was also once the brother-in-law of Foxy Brown. Both Brooklyn rappers and Carl's brother Darryl "Mr. Ruggs" McKinney addressed the loss of life on Instagram.
Atlanta's Young Cypher is back with a hot new record, "Winning Team". Though he hails from down South, "Winning Team" will likely appeal to fans of New York hip-hop, as the track features two Brooklyn OGs, Fabolous and Red Cafe, and Heatmakerz-esque pump-up production.
If you've seen our first few big stories at Made In America, you're probably hip to us catching ILoveMakonnen randomly whipping around the festival grounds in a small Cadillac. The Super Chef ended up performing a song with Santigold during her mid-day set. Makonnen was actually at MIA with the Philly-singer to film a new music video, which kind of explains why he just happened to be there in a mini-SUV the first day. The music video also will feature appearances from Fabolous, Big Sean, Vic Mensa, and many others.
Action Bronson raps on top of a camera stand
There's no surprise about Action Bronson doing something completely insane while he's performing, but the real challenge was doing it at a Made In America. The Queens rapper climbed on top of a tall camera stand and rapped to the crowd while he did it. This was the festival's main stage too, so Bronson's crazy antics ended up being seen by a majority of festival. There weren't any crazy Ghostface Killah fans at the concert, otherwise things might've been different.
Future might've had the best performance on Day 2.
There was a lot of anticipation going into Future's set at Made In America. Dirty Sprite 2 has succeeded critically and commercially, and several people were excited to see the Atlanta rapper perform the album in its entirety. From "Thought It Was A Drought" to "Karate Chop", Future gave his all during his set at Made In America. He was able to succeed by providing his popular catalogue with high levels of energy throughout.
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