Travis Scott’s Dual #1s And The Storied History Of Chart Chicanery

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Travis ScottEverything’s coming up Travis Scott. This week, four months after it came out, Scott’s album Astroworld returned to the top of the Billboard 200 for a third week. Meanwhile Astroworld’s big hit, the Drake collab “Sicko Mode,” completed a 17-week climb to #1 on the Hot 100 singles chart. Scott, the … More »

6ix9ine Denied Bail, Facing Possible Life Sentence

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6ix9ineOn Sunday night, federal agents arrested the New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine on racketeering and gun charges. At the time, many of us speculated that the arrest would probably lead to prison time for 6ix9ine, since he was already on probation after pleading guilty to using a minor in a sexual … More »

Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested For Racketeering & Firearms

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6ix9ineTekashi 6ix9ine, the New York enfant-terrible rap star, has been arrested on charges of racketeering and firearms. TMZ reports that ATF agents arrested 6ix9ine and three other men in New York last night. The arrest was reportedly a joint effort from ATF, the NYPD, and the Department Of Homeland Security, and all four … More »

Drive-By Shooting Targets 6ix9ine & Kanye West Video Shoot

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6ix9ineLast night, a shooter reportedly targeted a video shoot where Kanye West and the problematic young New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine were both working. According to TMZ, 6ix9ine and West were making a video for a collaboration, which is also set to feature Nicki Minaj, who had not yet shown up on set. More »

6ix9ine Sentenced To Probation & Community Service, Bodyguard Reportedly Shot At Post-Hearing Party

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6ix9ineDaniel Hernandez, the New York rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, faced sentencing today in Manhattan. 6ix9ine was facing potential prison time for violating the terms of a plea agreement stemming from his 2015 arrest for the use of a child in a sexual performance. As Pitchfork reports, despite the D.A.’s recommendationMore »

Kanye Endorses 6ix9ine, XXXTentacion, Louis C.K., Alex Jones During Fader Visit

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Kanye WestKanye West announced last week that he’s releasing a new album called Yandhi this Saturday, the same day he’s scheduled to perform on Saturday Night Live’s season premiere. Today on Twitter he confirmed what most of us suspected: The album will be out Saturday night, presumably around the time of the … More »

YG Goes After Tekashi 6ix9ine In His “Bulletproof” Video

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YG-Bulletproof-video“I ain’t with the pink-haired Blood shit.” That was YG on “Suu Whoop,” a hard-as-hell single that he released earlier this year. Most of us thought that line was a shot at Tekasi 6ix9ine, the surging New York rapper and convicted sex offender. Both YG and 6ix9ine claim to be members of the … More »

Students Protest Tekashi 6ix9ine Concert At University Of Central Florida

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6ix9ineThe New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has had a meteoric rise over the past year or so, starting with viral street-rap videos and leading to top-10 crossover singles. He’s made fans of superstars like Nicki Minaj and Jack White. He is also a convicted sex offender. In 2015, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty … More »

Nicki Minaj Attacks Travis Scott, Defends 6ix9ine On Queen Radio

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Nicki MinajNicki Minaj aired another episode of her Beats 1 radio show Queen Radio this afternoon, which means it’s time for more public agitation. More »

Nicki Minaj Aims To Edge Out Travis Scott For #1 By Retroactively Adding “Fefe” To Queen

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Nicki MinajTravis Scott’s Astroworld debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, finally dethroning Drake’s Scorpion and its five-week reign of terror. But next week, Scott will have to duke it out with Nicki Minaj, who released her new album Queen on Friday. According to More »