Trae Tha Truth is a well-regarded veteran of the Houston rap underground. He used to be half of the duo ABN — Assholes By Nature, great name — with his cousin Z-Ro. These days, he persistently cranks out muttery fast-rap jams and occasionally takes advantage of his considerable rap-world connections. Every so often, Trae rounds … More »
T.I. has paid a $300 fine for cursing in public, TMZ reports. The rapper was arrested for assault, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct in May following an altercation with a security guard who wouldn’t let him into his gated community in Atlanta. The other charges were dropped after he pleaded no … More »
Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I. will oversee Netflix‘s search for the next big act in hip-hop on Rhythm & Flow, a new competition reality series that will make its debut in fall 2019. Chance, Cardi, and T.I. will handle Rhythm & Flow’s judging duties, while Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and John Legend will executive produce the show. Rhythm & Flow has yet to formally announce a host.
Hip-hop hopefuls can expect auditions for Rhythm & Flow to begin not only soon, but nationwide. The judges’ home cities of Chicago, New York, and Atlanta will naturally serve as audition sites. Established rappers from each city to host Rhythm & Flow auditions will sit in on the try-outs as guest judges. Those interested in auditioning for the Netflix series can learn more about Rhythm & Flow, here.
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.@iamcardib, @chancetherapper, and @Tip are helping undiscovered hip-hop artists pursue their dreams as judges in Rhythm + Flow, @Netflix’s first music competition show set to debut in 2019. pic.twitter.com/ZbOn6gN0ko
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Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. have signed on to judge Rhythm + Flow, an upcoming hip-hop competition reality show from Netflix. Over the course of 10 hour-long episodes filmed in multiple cities including New York, Chicago, and Atlanta, the three main judges and a series of local guest judges will “search for the … More »
Kanye West and T.I. have been working together for many, many years; West produced a track on T.I.’s classic 2003 album Trap Muzik. And they’ve kept working together until very recently. On the strange, meta, generally bad song “Ye Vs. The People,” which West released less than six months ago, T.I. takes West … More »
Back in 2014, when world-conquering trap star T.I. was entering his veteran phase and visionary freak Young Thug was the most exciting force in rap, the two Atlanta natives teamed up for one of the best songs of their respective careers, “About The Money.” Rather than clashing, their respective energies brought out the … More »
A couple of weeks ago, T.I. came out with a new single, the triumphant Meek Mill collab “Jefe.” The track opens with the voice of Dave Chappelle, declaiming, “no more apologies for being excellent.” I figured this was a sample from some old stand-up routine that I didn’t recognize. Nope! It turns out it was … More »
“Service weapon in my face, all I could see was his lips chapped.” That’s billy woods, one half of the New York rap duo Armand Hammer, on “Dettol,” a song from their new album Paraffin. He’s rapping, in hard and dense clusters, over a staggered loop of strings and pianos, the kind you might hear … More »
In recent years, the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA has turned his sights to filmmaking. His 2012 directorial debut The Man With The Iron Fists was an homage to classic martial arts films, while last year’s 8 Mile-inspired Love Beats Rhymes starred Azealia Banks as a young aspiring rapper. His next movie, the gritty heist film … More »
Early this Wednesday morning, T.I. was arrested outside his gated community in Atlanta. As the Associated Press reports, the rapper was charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness around 4:30AM after arguing with a security guard who wouldn’t let him into the community after he said he lost his key. He was released … More »