When you combine one of the industry’s most sensual voices, Tory Lanez, with sampling from the crème de la crème of R&B hits made in the 2000s, what you get is a straight-laced, chart-topper: Chixtape 5.

Following months on-end of fans awaiting the well-hyped album, the Interscope Records‘ artist, “a proud student of 2000s R&B,” finally launched his exclusive project, an 18-track album dedicated to remaking the greats from the 2000s, and in less than two weeks from the release date of Chixtape 5, Tory Lanez crowns the second spot on the new Billboard 200 (right after Celine Dion).

Not only does Lanez remake the greats, he features the artists who birthed them. Chixtape 5 sees immaculate, honey-dipped links track-after-track between Tory Lanez and each original artist stepping in on the new remake of their classic.

Chixtape 5 features Jagged Edge, Jermaine Dupri, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Ashanti, Lloyd, Lil WayneChris Brown, Ludacris, Mýa, The-Dream, Mario, Trey Songz, Fabolous, Slim & Nyce… do we need to say more?

Listen now below.

— Coming fresh off the release of his third studio album, Big D.O.L.L.A, Portland Trailblazers All-Star Damian Lillard has shared his desire to win a Grammy award.

As the saying goes, “ball players want to be rappers and rappers want to be ball players”. The bad news is that most people on either side lack the actual skills to cross over to the other. But, every once in a while, we get a talent such as Damian Lillard, A.K.A Dame D.O.L.L.A, and we have to legitimately give credit where it’s due. Dame is easily one of the most elite players in the NBA and he’s also got BARS… but are they Grammy worthy?

In a recent interview with TMZ, Dame stated that when all is said and done, he’d love to have a Grammy under his belt, or at the very least, a performance at the BET Awards. Lucky for us, we get to see a current showcase of his musical talents since his latest album, Big D.O.L.L.A, was just released this past Friday.

 

Big D.O.L.L.A was released through Dame’s independent record label, Front Page Music and includes features from well-known artists like Lil Wayne, Jeremih, and Mozzy. The album also features his own artists Brookfield Duece and Danny from Sobrante.

Check out the full album right here and tell us, do you think Dame D.O.L.L.A can reach his goal?

— This weekend, Atlanta wrapped up its 14th Annual fun-filled, star studded A3C Festival with an unexpected finish.

Like every year, Atlanta’s Annual A3C Hip Hop Festival brought out some of the hottest artists and industry elite to the city this weekend. Artists, musicians and creatives from each coast flocked to Atlanta from October 1st through 7th for a week of networking, collaborating, and celebrating the arts from all over. The city was full of vibrancy and excitement sparked by the festival itself. Day parties, A3C Showcases, Art shows , and other A3C sponsored events left social calendars booked for the week.

One of the highlights of the Festival was A3C’s Sound Garage featuring the 1st All Women Hip Hop Stage (Talk about girl power!). A number of female Hip Hop Hitters graced the stage including Killuminati, Brax, Molly Brazy, The Queendom, and Cherele. Even more well-known stars like Saweetie, Trina, Light Skin Keisha, and Young Baby Tate hit the stage performing “Icy”“Naan”, and “Believe Dat” respectively with Tate wowing the crowd with her fiery hits and dance moves.

Every moment was equally as intriguing and artistic as the last. DJ Oceanz kept the room packed and engaged between artists performances with her dope music mixes in the Sound Garage while Hosts, SammyApproved and Porsha Marie, danced with the audience.

The outdoor stage was equally as turnt. The 90’s Hip-Hop Crew, The Diplomats, consisting of Cam’ron, Jim Jones, and Juelz Santana hit the stage with their classic heavy hits. The crowd even voiced lyrics from their album Diplomatic Immunity verbatim.

A3C Festival

The crowd was also ready for Lil Tunechi, (also otherwise known as Lil Wayne) to hit the stage, especially with the release of his recent album, Tha Carter V, on September 28. All eyes were glued to the stage as Tunechi performed his hottest tracks.

Everyone was amped up with the rapper when chaos broke loose. Unfortunately, an alleged altercation shook up the crowd and ended the show. Nonetheless, A3C 2018 was definitely one to remember and the memories are here to stay.

Written by Chelsea McKain