Rap Radar http://rapradar.com Hard Times Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:22:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Music: The-Dream “Fruition” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/21/new-music-the-dream-fruition/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/21/new-music-the-dream-fruition/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:46:51 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336137 Love Found.

After having his share of highs and lows, The-Dream finally finds that special one on his brand new tune. Look out for his new project next year.


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New Music: Fabolous “Will Smith” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/20/new-music-fabolous-will-smith/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/20/new-music-fabolous-will-smith/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:02:21 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336133 Go Get It.

First heard on his recent visit with Sway, Loso puts the rhyme in to a new recording produced by Mally The Martian. His The Young OG Project drops Christmas Day.

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LL Cool J Brings Out Canibus At Barclays http://rapradar.com/2014/12/20/ll-cool-j-brings-out-canibus-at-barclays/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/20/ll-cool-j-brings-out-canibus-at-barclays/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:30:12 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336114 Come Get Some.

Whoa, what’s beef? Last night at the Barclays Center, LL Cool J brought out former foe Canibus, to perform their posse cut, “4,3,2,1”. In the history of rap,  is this the first time a diss verse was performed with the target serving as a hypeman? If that wasn’t strange enough, at the 2:17 mark, LL throws salt in the wound one last time, “Yo  Canibus,  love you boy! Your career is starting again, baby!”.


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Nicki Minaj ‘The Pinkprint’ Movie http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/nicki-minaj-the-pinkprint-movie/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/nicki-minaj-the-pinkprint-movie/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:27:46 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336110 Nicki’s World.

Now that The Pinkprint is in stores now, Nicki compiles visuals for various tracks off the LP into a short-film. If you haven’t done so yet, pick up the album here.

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New Music: Juicy J Ft. Yung 2 x Joker B “WTF (Remix)” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-juicy-j-ft-yung-2-x-joker-b-wtf-remix/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-juicy-j-ft-yung-2-x-joker-b-wtf-remix/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:34:09 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336106 What The Fuck.

Juicy J’s up the Zaytoven-produced track and brings along newcomers Yung 2 and Joker B for his new remix. Turn up.


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New Music: Gucci Mane “C.N.O.T.E. vs Gucci Intro” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-gucci-mane-c-n-o-t-e-vs-gucci-intro/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-gucci-mane-c-n-o-t-e-vs-gucci-intro/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:29:46 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336103 Pick Up.

Guwop’s got a new project coming and this time the production will be handled by producer C.N.O.T.E. Accepting the call from the bing, Gucci kicks things off with the opening track.

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New Video: Kevin Gates x August Alsina “I Don’t Get Tired” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-video-kevin-gates-x-august-alsina-i-dont-get-tired/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-video-kevin-gates-x-august-alsina-i-dont-get-tired/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:59:51 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336096 Go Hard.

From parenthood to taking his act on the road, Kevin Gates is on the go in his video with August Alsina. His Luca Brasi 2 is available here.

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CRWN: Nicki Minaj http://rapradar.com/features/crwn-nicki-minaj/ http://rapradar.com/features/crwn-nicki-minaj/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:46:49 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?post_type=features&p=335965 CRWN Royal.

The undisputed queen of rap, Nicki Minaj, wore the CRWN with Elliott this past Tuesday. Here’s the first clip where Nicki talks about The Pinkprint, relationships, and more. Peep the synopsis below.

It’s here – Part 1 of CRWN XV with Nicki Minaj and Elliott Wilson. It’s already being hailed as the best of the series, and in the footage above, Nicki opens up about her cousin who passed away, her longtime relationship with Safaree, and Lil’ Wayne wanting to leave Cash Money, plus much more.


UPDATE: Part 2 below.

Nicki talks about working with Eminem, Kanye West, and Beyonce, but also tells a tale about when Lil’ Wayne called Nicki and told her she was kicked out of Young Money. She even mentions Kendrick Lamar as someone who’s been praised for doing weird voices when Nicki’s been doing that. Trust us – Nicki got off on this one.

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Azealia Banks On ‘Ebro In The Morning’ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/azealia-banks-on-ebro-in-the-morning/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/azealia-banks-on-ebro-in-the-morning/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:27:33 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336087 Banks  Rants.

Azealia Banks logged off Twitter and made her debut yesterday on Ebro In The Morning. She touched on a variety of topics including cultural appropriation, Iggy Azalea, and T.I. This morning, Iggy responded to Banks’ claims via Twitter:

Special msg for banks: There are many black artists succeeding in all genres. The reason you haven’t is because of your piss poor attitude. Your inability to be responsible for your own mistakes, bullying others, the inability to be humble or have self control. It’s YOU! you created your own unfortunate situation by being a bigot and don’t have the mental capacity to realize yet. Probably never will. Now! rant, Make it racial! make it political! Make it whatever but I guarantee it won’t make you likable & THATS why ur crying on the radio. Enjoy continuing to bang your head against that metaphoric brick wall & Savor this attention. I’m the only way you get ANY. You’re poisonous and I feel genuinely sorry for you because it’s obvious at this point you are a MISERABLE, angry human being. Regards!

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Al Lindstrom 2014 ‘MVP’ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/al-lindstrom-2014-mvp/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/al-lindstrom-2014-mvp/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:38:04 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336074 Most Valuable Player.

With a few weeks left remaining in 2014, the brain trust selects this years Most Valuable Player. Based on our picks, some things never change.

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New EP: French Montana ‘Mac & Cheese 4: The Appetizer’ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-ep-french-montana-mac-cheese-4-the-appetizer/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-ep-french-montana-mac-cheese-4-the-appetizer/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:32:14 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336079 Montana’s Warm-Up.

As promised, French drops a prelude to his forthcoming album with the release of its EP. Produced by Harry Fraud, the project opens up with words from Max B. Stream and download below.

the appetizer back

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R.I.P. Larry Smith http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/r-i-p-larry-smith/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/r-i-p-larry-smith/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:29:12 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336064 No Escape.

Combat Jack has confirmed that Hip Hop pioneer and producer, Larry Smith passed away last night. He was 63. Smith was responsible for some of the game’s earliest work including Kurtis Blow, Whodini and Run DMC’s first two albums. No cause of death has been reported yet, but Smith suffered a stroke in 2007. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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Funny Or Die: Fabolous http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/funny-or-die-fabolous/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/funny-or-die-fabolous/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:30:42 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336060 Want A Video Ho Ho Ho.

Loso hits the lab and gets into the holiday spirit to record “I Don’t Fuck With Christmas” as part of Funny Or Die‘s new comedy sketch. Hopefully, Santa didn’t get this dis-mas as a list.

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New Music: Miguel x Kurupt “NWA” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-miguel-x-kurupt-nwa/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-miguel-x-kurupt-nwa/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:05:55 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336052 Gangsta Blues.

Aside from a few feature appearances here and there, Miguel’s been quiet as of late. Today, he treats his fans with 3 free tracks including the full version of “Coffee”, as well as “Hollywood Dreams” and “NWA” featuring Kurupt.



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New Music: Dom Kennedy “Represent” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-dom-kennedy-represent/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-dom-kennedy-represent/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:59:39 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336049 Like Dat.

With a few weeks left of the year, Dom plans to usher in 2015 with more new music and begins to do so by repping for all on his latest release. Produced by J. LBS.

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New Music: LA Leakers Ft. Kid Ink, Sage The Gemini & Iamsu! “Pull Up” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-la-leakers-ft-kid-ink-sage-the-gemini-iamsu-pull-up/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-la-leakers-ft-kid-ink-sage-the-gemini-iamsu-pull-up/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:55:28 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336046 Bumper To Bumper.

In typical West Coast fashion, L.A.’s Power 106’s LA Leakers turn up with a few of their fellow Californians on their new single premiered yesterday on their show. Produced by P-Lo.

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Nicki Minaj ‘Inside The NBA’ Cypher http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/nicki-minaj-inside-the-nba-cypher/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/nicki-minaj-inside-the-nba-cypher/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:47:23 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336041 Claps For The Queen.

Nicki brought her television run over to TNT’s Inside The NBA. During the show, she held a freestyle cypher with hosts Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Grant Hill. Sounds like Shaq’s still got it. 

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New Music: Cassidy “All U Can Eat” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-cassidy-all-u-can-eat/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/19/new-music-cassidy-all-u-can-eat/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:10:05 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336055 Hungry?

If the hunger for more gets the best of you, Cassidy’s commands all to get out and get it on his new recording. Bon appetite.


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New Music: DJ OP x Styles P Ft. Snyp Life, Sauce Money, Fred The Godson, Dave East & Mysonne “6 Shooter” http://rapradar.com/2014/12/18/new-music-dj-op-x-styles-p-ft-snyp-life-sauce-money-fred-the-godson-dave-east-mysonne-6-shooter/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/18/new-music-dj-op-x-styles-p-ft-snyp-life-sauce-money-fred-the-godson-dave-east-mysonne-6-shooter/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:29:04 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336034 6 Shots.

In preparation of his joint project with Styles P, The Ghost & Da Drunk, DJ OP gathers a few good MCs for a few rounds of wordplay. Watch out now.


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Jon Stewart Defends Jay Z http://rapradar.com/2014/12/18/jon-stewart-defends-jay-z/ http://rapradar.com/2014/12/18/jon-stewart-defends-jay-z/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:58:01 +0000 http://rapradar.com/?p=336030 Sly Fox.

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart wasn’t too pleased with Fox News referring to Jay Z as a “former crack dealer” during their coverage of his meeting with Governor Andrew Cuomo. On last night’s broadcast, Jon came to Hov’s defense and called out Sean Hannity and the network. Sly Fox strikes again.


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