2 Chainz Announces New Album “Rap Or Go To The League”
2 Chainz simply cannot stop. Unlike many of his contemporaries, his skills seem to sharpen with age; his last album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, was among his strongest releases thus far. Now, in the wake of leading a team of experienced hip-hop ballers during the East Vs. West Hip-Hop All Star Game, 2 Chainz has announced his fifth solo studio album Rap Or Go To The League. Tity Boi’s basketball skills are well documented, so it seems likely that this will be a personal project from the prolific Atlanta legend.
2 Chainz made the announcement on Instagram, dropping a trailer and lengthy caption: “With the height of racial tensions across America I felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community , this album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t ! Welcome to Rap or Go TO THE LEAGUE ! My 5th solo studio album and project that shows continued growth , success , and motivation which is playing a role in the shift of the trap paradigm.”
The project comes on the heels of his excellent The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It, which dropped a a few weeks back. Not only that, but 2 Chainz has also been hitting the radio alongside ScHoolboy Q, Saudi, and Kendrick Lamar with their Black Panther highlight “X.” Clearly, 2 Chainz still has much to say, and from the sound of it, Rap Or Go To The League will pick up where the autobiographical narrative of “Burglar Bars” left off.
CARDI B’S TEAM LETS PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE IS A LITTLE BUN ON THE WAY
During Cardi B’s appearance at the Maxim magazine party during the Super Bowl weekend, her camp told some employees at the venue that Cardi couldn’t drink because of her pregnancy.
During the event there were 2 VIP areas– one side of the stage that was reserved artist and football players, and the other in the back of the stage which was reserved specifically for Cardi and her entourage.
Sources says Cardi asked a staff member to take her to the back to her VIP room, where alcohol was flowing. One of Cardi’s reps said she wanted to leave and did not want to be in a “party atmosphere” and preferred to stay in the area by the stage and drink Fiji water.
Cardi has repeatedly denied these sources and told Instagram “ No B*tch I’m just getting fat, Let me fat in peace.
Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ Holds at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton’s ‘Say Something’ Debuts in Top 10
In its second week, Drake’s leader gains & posts the fourth-biggest streaming week ever. Plus, Timberlake tallies his 19th top 10 & Stapleton earns his first.
Drake’s “God’s Plan” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100chart (dated Feb. 10), gaining slightly to post the fourth-biggest week ever in U.S. streams.
Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake blasts in at No. 9 on the Hot 100 with “Say Something,” featuring Chris Stapleton, marking the second top 10 from Timberlake’s new album, Man of the Woods — released Friday (Feb. 2), ahead of his halftime show performance at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis last night (Feb. 4).
As we do every Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 6).
As on the Hot 100, “Plan,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, tallies its second week atop the Streaming Songs chart, with 83.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 1, according to Nielsen Music; that’s up 1 percent from its debut-week total of 82.4 million.
This week’s sum for “Plan” replaces last week’s as the fourth-greatest for a title in a week ever on Streaming Songs. It trails only Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” (103.1 million and 97.6 million in its first and second weeks, March 2 and 9, 2013, respectively, driven largely by viral videos incorporating the song’s official audio) and Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” (84.5 million; Sept. 16, 2017).
On the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart, “Plan” keeps at No. 1, dropping 16 percent to 57.4 million on-demand U.S. audio streams; still, the total is the second-highest in the chart’s history. Last week, the song bowed with a record 68 million, shattering the prior weekly mark of 44.4 million drawn by Kendrick Lamar’s’ “Humble.” (May 6, 2017).
“Plan” dips to No. 4 after starting at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales a week ago, declining by 49 percent to 65,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 1. The track enters the Radio Songs chart as the list’s highest debut, at No. 30, with 35 million in all-format airplay audience, up 47 percent, in the week ending Feb. 4. “Plan” concurrently notches a second week at No. 1 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts.
Post Malone, Migos, French Montana and more to perform at Wireless Festival 2018
Latest In Hip Hop – If you’ve got some extra spending money and you’re looking for an adventure; the 2018 Wireless Festival might be what you need to embark on, a lineup that’ll make the books with performances lined up from Post Malone, Cardi B, Migos, J. Cole, Big Sean, French Montana, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, Smokepurpp, Goldlink and lots more! We’re a bit surprised Eminem didn’t make the lineup considering he’ll be attending almost every other festival this Summer, nonetheless the Wireless Festival really came through with it’s 2018 lineup and we’re sure it’ll make for one memorable weekend.
The much anticipated annual Wireless Fest Weekend starts Friday, July 6th and ends Sunday, July 8th and will take place in Finsbury Park, London UK.
Friday’s lineup will be headlined by Dreamville’s own, J. Cole. Post Malone, Big Sean and PARTYNEXTDOOR are also scheduled to perform on day one. London-born grime artist Stormzy graces the bill’s headliner for Saturday (July 7). With their highly anticipated Culture II album set to drop Friday (Jan. 26), Migos will also be heading across the pond with some new musical content at their disposal. Saturday’s slate will also include: French Montana, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 6LACK and many more.
DJ Khaled is set to kick off 2018 by embarking on a tour with Demi Lovato and Kehlani. He will also be taking his talents to close out Wireless Festival on Sunday (July 8). Cardi B will also bring her movement to London. Then, Sunday’s loaded schedule has Rick Ross, Lil Uzi Vert, Giggs and Rae Sremmurd on tap, with more names expected to be announced at a later date.
Check out the rest of the weekend’s lineup, below.