#TODAYINHIPHOPHISTORY: DRAKE'S 'TAKE CARE' ALBUM WAS RELEASED 7 YEARS AGO!

Drizzy's 'Take Care' album turns seven! It is the second studio album by Drake that was released on November 15, 2011. The 19-track album features Rihanna, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Birdman and Andre 3000. It's often argued that it's the best album in his catalog! (Do you agree?) Take Care incorporates several elements that has come to define Drake's sound, including minimalist R&B influences, emotional cuts exploring themes of fame, romance, and wealth and alternately sung and rapped vocals. It was also included on year-end lists by several publications as Album of the Year, while also winning the award for Best Rap Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. His album singles "Headlines", "Make Me Proud", "The Motto", and "Take Care" saw significant commercial success, entering within the top-20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Revisit the album here:

#TODAYINHIPHOPHISTORY: JAY-Z'S 'THE BLACK ALBUM' TURNS FIFTEEN!

Fifteen years ago, The Black Album was released! It is the eight studio album by Jay-Z, released on November 14, 2003. It was advertised as his final album before retiring, and was also promoted with a retirement tour, which is also a recurring theme throughout the songs, although Jay-Z still resumed his recording career. In a 2003 New York Times interview, Jay Z was asked if his retirement was a publicity stunt, "Give me a little more credit than that. I could think of other ways to get attention,” Jay-Z defensively told them. His stated reason for leaving the genre behind was clear. According to him “The game ain’t hot,” and hip-hop was now “corny.” The Black Album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 463,000 copies in the United States in its first week! It became Jay-Z's top selling record of the 2000s decade. Three singles from the album also achieved Billboard chart success! "Change Clothes" and "Dirt off Your Shoulders" both reached the top 10 of the Hot 100, while "99 Problems" peaked at number 30. Take a moment to revisit the classic The Black Album:

SNOOP DOGG GETS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR!

“He is a man of the ages and we welcome him to our Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Snoop Dogg has been described as "a man of the ages" by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the organisation who commission the stars. The organization cites his various vocations including his charity work as one of the reasons for his inclusion. “Snoop Dogg is one of those people who can do anything. He raps, he acts, he hosts a television show, he cooks, and helps community kids with his philanthropic work,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said. Snoop Dogg as the the latest recipient of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star will be the 2651st star to be laid on Hollywood Boulevard! He will be honoured in a ceremony on November 19, with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to present him with the honor during a taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Fans can livestream the event exclusively at WalkofFame.com. Revisit his Who Am I (What's My Name)? track below: Stream Doggystyle here:

11-YEAR OLD FEMALE RAPPER ALEX BRUCE IS MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF IN THE HIP HOP SCENE!

This young rapper is taking the scene by storm! Alex Bruce, 11-year-old female rhyme bender from Batangas, Philippines is probably one of the youngest known rapper right now! She performed in a lot of numerous gigs with some of the biggest local Hip Hop artists in the country. Watch her live PBA halftime performance at the Smart Araneta Coliseum: Even at a very young age, this girl knows how to spit rhymes! Watch how she adorably raps at the age of four! Listen to some of her tracks below: And she recently dropped the music video for her track 'Mind Is A Weapon'. pano ko ba sisimulan ako bay nagmamadali.. o kelangan ko pa ba ng buelo dba dapat hinde .. handa akong makipagsabaya’t patunayang muli .. na kaya kong dumigma kahit akoy munti kase.... I got my mind as a weapon i got blades on my mind . i aint never warn to hit a shot i pull my trigger in time! This kiddo has swag! No wonder why she is earning a lot of followers and subscribers now! "Dreams do come true. I am an 11 year old girl who wants to inspire the WORLD with my voice that God has given to me. Follow my journey." - Alex Bruce

BIGGEST HIP HOP ARTISTS DOMINATE 'CREED II' MOVIE SOUNDTRACK!

Grammy-winning producer Mike Will Made-It, who executive-produced and curated the 'Creed II' official soundtrack, is already building up some serious suspense. In a photo he posted on his social media accounts, Mike Will shared that the soundtrack will feature appearances from the best of the best, including Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Quavo, Swae Lee, Nicki Minaj, Vince Staples, Nas, Lil Wayne and many more. RARE COLLABS , LOUD MIXES , NEW FLOWS , FRESH MELODIESNEW TEMPO’S , NEW FREQUENCIES REAL MESSAGES IN THE MOST ORGANIC WAY. THE SOUNDTRACK / COLLABORATION ALBUM GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AFTER THIS . ??????????????CREED II : THE ALBUM TRACKLIST pic.twitter.com/p5lvgyXhtr— Mike WiLL Made It ???????? (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) November 12, 2018 "After people hear the music, I want them to say movie soundtracks are back," he said. “The soundtrack game will never be the same after this,” the producer said on Twitter. CREED II : THE ALBUM LISTENING PARTY?????????? pic.twitter.com/rIlu9vp2jX— Mike WiLL Made It ???????? (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) November 11, 2018 Creed II arrives in theaters on Nov. 21. Check out the soundtrack's tracklist below. 1. "Amen (Pre Fight Prayer)" - Lil Wayne 2. "Do You Need Power? (Walk Out Music)" - Bon Iver 3. "We Can Hit (Round 1)" - Crime Mobb and Slim Jxmmi 4. "Kill-em With Success" - Eearz, Schoolboy Q and 2Chainz 5. "Check" - Nas and Rick Ross 6. "Fate" - Young Thug and Swae Lee 7. "Shea Butter Baby" - Ari Lennox and J. Cole 8. "The Mantra" - Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar 9. "Watching Me" Rae Sremmurd and Kodak Black 10. "F.I.G.H.T" - Eearz, Gucci Mane, YG, Trouble, Quavo and Juicy J 11. "Runnin" - A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and Nicki Minaj 12. "Midnight" - Tessa Thompson and Gunna 13. "Bless Me (Demo)" - Ama Lou 14. "Ice Cold (Final Round0" - Vince Staples 15. "Love Me Like That (Champion Love) - Ella Mai

LIST OF UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASES!

Here are some of the much-awaited upcoming album releases from your favorite Hip hop artists! 1. Rich The Kid's 'The World Is Yours 2' Rich The Kid hopped on social media and announced that his sophomore album The World Is Yours 2 will be dropping on Jan. 18. THE WORLD IS YOURS 2 DROPS JANUARY 18TH!! ????????— RICH THE KID (@richthekid) November 6, 2018 The World Is Yours will arrive less than a year after Rich's debut LP, which dropped last March. 2. Tekashi 6ix9ine's 'Dummy Boy' The rainbow-haired rapper has unveiled the title, release date and cover for his new project through his Instagram account. Dummy Boy, will be released on Nov. 23. View this post on Instagram DUMMY BOY ?? ???? OFFICIAL COVER ???? COMMENT IF YOU READY FOR THIS PROJECT ????WATCH ME OUTSELL EVEYBODY SUCK MY DICK ???? NOVEMBER 23RD ?? NOVEMBER 23RD ?? NOVEMBER 23RD A post shared by NOVEMBER 23RD (@6ix9ine) on Nov 7, 2018 at 1:18pm PST Dummy Boy cover art includes an animated version of 6ix9ine, colorful hair, signature tattoos and all. Tekashi's cartoon likeness can also be seen peeing out a rainbow. 3. Anderson .Paak's 'Oxnard' Anderson .Paak's heavily anticipated Oxnard album will arrive on Nov. 16! "...My album drops Nov. 16. You get an album! You get an album! You get an album! You get a fucking album! You get an album," says Anderson in an interview. 11.16.18 #Oxnard pic.twitter.com/aSsd68VrSS— CHEEKY ANDY (@AndersonPaak) October 10, 2018 4. Offset's solo album release Set your calendars. Following Quavo and Takeoff, Offset will release his long-awaited solo debut album on Dec. 14 and he promises it will be worth the wait. “God knows my album will fuck this shit up,” he wrote on Instagram Stories. “I’m not playing. I love my fans… My heart and real life situation I haven’t shared.” 12-14-18— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 6, 2018 5. The Weeknd's 'Chapter 6' Starboy officially announced that he’s currently working on a new album! It was at Hxouse Live that The Weeknd announced his new album, “Being in Toronto these past two days, I haven’t been this inspired in years. I want you guys to be the first to know that I’m working on my new album right now. Chapter 6 coming soon. Let's get it.” THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES THAT HE IS WORKING ON HIS NEXT ALBUM! CHAPTER 6 COMING SOON! @theweeknd #theweeknd #hxouse pic.twitter.com/8mKVW8wozx— XO (@XOnews_) November 7, 2018 some chapters are smaller than others. not this next one though...— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 7, 2018 6. Birdman and Jacquees' 'Lost at Sea 2' Two years after dropping their collaborative mixtape, 2016’s Lost at Sea, Birdman and Jacquees have once again joined forces as they share their 14-track upcoming album release date. “When we do ‘Lost At Sea,’ I get to flow different,” Jacquees explained in a statement. “People know me for R&B but can hear that rap in there with the R&B on this. Stunna is one of the greatest. What I love the most is I get to show everybody a different side of my artistry and what I can do.” Birdman echoes a similar sentiment to his artist, adding, “This young man is the future. ’Lost At Sea’ is a vibe. It’s that Rich Gang lifestyle. The chemistry we had was right from the moment I met him. So, we did a full album this time, and we got three, four, and five already recorded. He’s my little brother. I do believe he’s going to be on the of the biggest artists in the game. When you listen to this, I want you to know that.” 7. XXXTentacion's 'Skins' Skins is slated for a Dec. 7 release and will arrive via XXXTentacion’s imprint Bad Vibes Forever and Empire. Much like the rapper previously stated on the preview of "Bad," the album is "super short" and clocks in at 10 songs and 17 minutes. XXXTentacion’s upcoming album will join the likes of a handful of singles that have been released since his murder, such as his collaborative track with Lil Wayne (“Don’t Cry”), with Lil Pump and Swae Lee (“Arms Around You”) and his track with Lil Peep (“Falling Down”), which was just certified gold. 8. Meek Mill's surprise album The follow-up to 2017’s Wins & Losses will be surprised-released; won’t have an announced release date! “I’m not actually giving out a release date, it’s a surprise album,” the Philly rapper said. @MeekMill said it himself!!! Album this month ???????????? pic.twitter.com/NWsiYIejMM— Meek Mill (@MeekMilly_Fan) November 8, 2018 One of the songs will contain references to activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Meek shares a preview of some of the lyrics: "They told Kap to stand up if you want to play for a team, and most of his teammates said the same thing,” and, “Back in the ’30s you would be killed if you kneeled. They won’t kill you now, they just take you out of the deal.”
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