De La Soul Vs. Tommy Boy Records
Posdnuos, Maseo and Dave of De La Soul announced their pre-2004 albums would finally be available on digital and streaming platforms on Tuesday (February 26). But, they also revealed Tommy Boy Records would be taking 90 percent of the profits and expressed their displeasure with the situation.
Since the announcement, TIDAL pledged to not stream their projects until the issue is settled. Shortly thereafter, Tommy Boy decided to completely halt the release of the albums.
“Because Tommy Boy has not had the opportunity to sit down together with De La Soul and finalize our negotiations — something we’ve wanted to do for months — we have decided to postpone the digital release of their catalog scheduled for tomorrow,” the label said in a statement. “We know fans are eager to hear these amazing recordings and we are hopeful for a quick resolution.”
Read more about the battle between De La Soul and Tommy Boy Records here.
2 Chainz Drops New Album A&R’d By LeBron James
2 Chainz fifth studio album Rap Or Go To The League was released this week, and NBA superstar LeBron James served as its A&R.
The project has 14 tracks with features from Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Kendrick Lamar and Ty Dolla $ign, among others.
One Hip Hop star that 2 Chainz wishes he could have gotten on the project was JAY-Z, but it seems like the timing wasn’t right.
“He’s my favorite. I’d love to work with him,” he said on The Breakfast Club. “I tried to get him on this album. He said, ‘Maybe next album.’ We’ll get it going. You know, I love what he did on Meek’s project. I love that Pusha record he did. There’s a few Ross records I like. There’s a few Jeezy records I like … So, he’s just busy on other people’s stuff.”
Stream 2 Chainz Rap Or Go To The League here.
Future Clears Up “No Fatties Allowed” Rumor
On Friday (March 1), Future took to Twitter to deny the allegations.
“STOP CAPPIN ON MY NAME…I love all women,” he tweeted.
STOP CAPPIN ON MY NAME..I love all women 👑.
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) March 1, 2019
DJ E Feezy, who was there as Future’s DJ for the evening, came to his defense.
“First off, the big girl who said that said the promoter said that,” he explained. “That’s a problem with a lot of Miami promotors in that y’all don’t want big girls in the club. Sometimes y’all barely want black girls in the club and y’all black. Now what happens is, because you blame it on another nigga ’cause you don’t want the big girls in your section, now it’s all over the fuckin’ blogs.”
Read more about Future and the “no fatties” ban here.
#DXCLUSIVES: Maseo, DJ Khaled & Eminem
Maseo On De La Soul’s War With Tommy Boy: “There’s Been A Lot Of Pain & Suffering”
Maseo of De La Soul spoke with HipHopDX about what’s going on behind the scenes in their much-publicized dispute with Tommy Boy Records.
“This is exposing the truth of the situation at least,” Maseo told DX. “At the end of the day, we all take a hit whether we are the good guy or the bad guy in the situation. I was careful enough to say it’s not everybody. All we ask is to be fair. For what we’ve been able to sustain … look, Tom lost the catalog. And losing the catalog, I could have potentially lost my career. Between now and then, look what I’ve been able to sustain.”
Read the full interview with Maseo here.
10 Popular Rappers Who Have Never Been On A DJ Khaled Song
Who hasn’t been on a DJ Khaled record? HipHopDX compiled a lineup of 10 popular rappers who actually haven’t linked up with the tastemaker, including A$AP Rocky and Eminem.
Read the list of rappers who have never been on a DJ Khaled song here.
Here’s Eminem’s Discography Ranked From Bottom To Top
The DX Staff ranked Eminem’s entire discography as part of a lengthy discussion. The No. 10 spot went to Revival. But what got the No. 1 spot?
Read the entire ranking of Eminem’s discography here.