A little more than 2 weeks into the new year, and hip hop’s already acting up
2015 is a little over half a month old, and it already feels like a lot’s happened. This week we’ve had controvery over DMX’s newest album (but not what you might think), SremmLife hitting the charts strong, and Killer Mike and El-P getting paid mad respect from Marvel. Read on for the latest hip hop news.
DMX’s “New Album”
Did you hear about DMX’s new album? It’s called Redemption of the Beast, and it dropped a few days ago. It’s also not DMX’s new album. It dropped amidst hype that DMX and Swizz Beatz were working on a new album, but it turns out that it is not the new album. In fact, DMX claims his former record label stole his music by releasing it when they didn’t have the right to. His former record label is now being sued, and we continue to look forward to DMX’s real new album.
Rae Sremmurd Killing the Charts
In case you haven’t heard, Rae Sremmurd recently released their debut album, SremmLife. Best known for the singles No Flex Zone and No Type, the album hit #1 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B charts. No Type is also reppin’ on the Billboard Hot 100, and they’ve been hitting the press hype circuit. Check out SremmLife to see what they’re all about. They got energy and they got bars, and they’re mad young to already be this successful.
Marvel X Run The Jewels
First, I want you to look at this album cover. It’s the cover for Run the Jewels 2, by Killer Mike and El-P. It’s one of the most praised albums of 2014.
Now I want you to see these dope ass marvel covers (thanks to rollingstone.com) shouting them out. The one on the left is Howard the Duck (featuring Rocket Raccoon), and the one on the right is for Deadpool. Apparently they’re both big comic book fans.
This is one of the coolest things to happen to rappers that love comic books in a while, at least since The Man with the Iron Fists. Marvel is dope, so the shoutouts are real well done and they of course look mad good. Killer Mike and El-P are killing it, and Run the Jewels 2 was a mad dope album, so they deserve this.
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If you’ve ever seen something cooler than those comic book covers, please email me with proof.