GQ: You pay homage to Biggie a lot but how would you classify your style?
French Montana: I like colorful stuff. I like wearing stuff that nobody is wearing. That's why I wear the bear hat. I'll wear the whole mink. You wear the animal, but you don't wear the head. I'm wearing the head this time around. It's just like how I took the silk shirt game to another level and went and got the scarvesólooked like King Jaffe Joffer out there. You know?
Bad Boy is asking for votes to decide which t-shirt will be offered in Machine Gun Kelly's "Lace Up" album bundle. The first option is a white shirt with a tic-tac-toe design and the other is a black shirt with "Live Like it's Your Dyin' Day" featured alongside a profile of MGK. Voting has just begun and is set to end at 3 AM ET on August 8.
On Twitter, Jay Electronica shared a screenshot of a list of songs, without any elaboration. Among those songs was "Welcome to Knightsbridge feat. Sean Diddy Combs." Electronica's Roc Nation debut, "Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)," does not yet have a release date.
Care of Uncle Murda's Twitter, you can download "B.I.G. vs. Jay" from Hip-Hop Wired. As the title suggests, Uncle Murda discusses the debate over who was greater: The Notorious B.I.G. or Jay-Z. You can listen and download below.
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. French Montana's "Pop That" gains while Machine Gun Kelly resurfaces with a boost from his performance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
72. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).
In a statement published by HipHopDX, Day26 announced earlier this week that the group would "take a break" to focus on solo efforts.
This followed a slew of Twitter messages from members Brian Angel, Willie Taylor and Michael McCluney last week, hinting that such an announcement may come.
From what the group has said for a while, they were no longer signed to Bad Boy Records and were Atlantic Records only. But, given conflicting information, we had maintained coverage of them to see where the dust settled. Now that it has, we will cease coverage of Day26.
During their time with Bad Boy, the group released two albums. Their 2008 self-titled debut hit #1 on the Billboard 200, spawning a successful lead single in "Got Me Going." A little over a year later, they followed with "Forever in a Day," which reached #2 and featured "Imma Put It On Her."
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. French Montana scores his first Hot 100 single with "Pop That," while Biggie's "Greatest Hits" makes another run.
The Billboard 200
121. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (re-entry).
Top Pop Catalog
20. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (re-entry).
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums
2. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (up from 16).
Yung Berg has released the music video for "Trap," a new collaboration with Los. According to OnSMASH (retweeted by Los) and Rap Radar, the pair plans to release a collaborative mixtape titled "Short Days & Long Nights." No release date has been announced.
Earlier this evening, Day26 member Brian Angel said that he would not be at the Day26 show in North Carolina on Thursday night. Mindless Behavior's #1 Girl Tour is heading to Raleigh, along with Jacob Latimore, Lil Twist, Kayla Brianna, Day26 and Hamilton Park. He went on to remark about his status with the group.
"I'm sorry I wasn't informed of the show," he said. "I thought I was still a member of Day26. Let me find out something different."
This ignited comments from group members Willie Taylor and Michael McCluney, via a series of tweets, hinting that the group had reached its conclusion.
"At the end of the day, you're NOT me because you're NOT ME," Taylor posted. "Now how about you try and be the best YOU that you can be!!! And no we NEVER kicked Brian out the Group. Brian f***** the group up with selfish acts that we'll address later!! I was there til the END! It'll be a cold day in hell before I ever stop! Hell I didn't know none of ya'll before that show, when I was in Chicago grindin' my a** off!! And I'll always support Mike, Robert, and hell, even Que!!! But that n**** thought he was the s*** and tried to take food out the fam mouth!! I'm done with it... I'll Let Mike and Rob tell ya'll what type of snake a** s*** Sisqo tried to pull!!!!! LMAO. Day26 fan, I apologize on my behalf, I do know that ya'll should not see this. But, however I won't let this n**** lie to ya'll!"
Machine Gun Kelly was in Harlem yesterday to appear at the Entertainer's Basketball Classic at Rucker Park. Complex has a recap. He also performed a verse he wrote on the way to the event. Watch below.
In a letter to fans posted today, Cassie updated fans on the status of her project. Though, no date was provided for her still in the works sophomore album, she did reveal that she is also working on a mixtape at the same time. It will be titled "Rock-A-Bye Baby."
In addition, she mentioned that she collaborated with will.i.am on "another record" today and has also been working with Ester Dean.
Lucky Magazine has released behind the scenes footage from their photo shoot with Cassie for their Music & Fashion issue. In the clip, she mentions that she has been working with Nicki Minaj and would like to collaborate with Azealia Banks.
MTV's Rob Markman reported that, last Friday, Yelawolf was asked on Shade 45, by host Rude Jude, for his thoughts on being compared to Machine Gun Kelly.
He then said that being asked to sign a Machine Gun Kelly autograph is "probably the most insulting thing on the planet." This was followed by an impersonation of MGK, "Yeah, mothherf*****. Let me sign your Birkenstock motherf*****."
Willie Taylor of Day 26 is featured in Prodigy (of Mobb Deep)'s new album, "H.N.I.C. 3." You can pre-order it on Amazon.com. Their collaboration is "My Angel," which you can listen to care of the YouTube channel of the song's producer, Beat Butcha, and Taylor.