Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” Goes Gold

UPDATE: The final number have just arrived and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly has pushed 52,366 units (63,251 including streams) in its third week on the shelves. Congratulations to K.Dot and the whole TDE family! It’s getting harder and harder to write about the feats Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly has achieved in the first three weeks of its release. To begin with, the album, embraced by the industry almost immediately, broke Spotify’s global streaming record twice in its first two days on the streaming service platform. This feat alone brought him and TDE millions of dollars, as per Spotify’s formula for royalty payments. The album also granted Kenny his first #1 in the UK and the all-time highest Metascore on Metacritic for a rap album (the current score is 97). Next, Kendrick’s LP remained on top of the charts in the first two weeks of its release, selling 318,988 (355,372 including streams) and 102,113 units (118,199 including streams), respectively, scoring magnificent results compared to many of the major commercial rap projects since 2013. In addition, last week, Lamar landed 6 tracks on Billboard’s Hot 100 last week. Of course, certain controversy surrounded To Pimp a Butterfly, too. The Gold Standard of rap, who actually doesn’t feel like the album has achieved a “classic” status just yet, got attacked online by a “dark skinned activist,” who bashed him for getting engaged to a woman, who is not Black enough. Also, some believed Lamar jacked the instrumental for “Momma,” but it turned out this is a rare case of legal duplication. The final sales numbers for To Pimp a Butterfly’s third week on the shelves are to be announced later today. With HDD’s Building Album Sales Chart currently at 64.03% confirmed, Kendrick’s project has pushed 32,543 units. Adding them up to the statistics from the previous two weeks, including streams, the LP passes the 500,000 mark in advance. That means the Lamar’s sophomore major label full-length record has reached a Gold status 21 days after its preliminary release. Congratulations! So what’s next for Kendrick? Even though he recorded over 80 tracks for this album, he doesn’t intend of releasing them in the future and it will take him a long time before liberating a new LP. In the meantime, he is set to engage on a world tour with TDE, hopefully drop a collaborative album with J. Cole and even land on Kanye West’s “All Day (Remix).” But before that, K.Dot will throw out LA Dodgers’s first pitch on April 27th. Plus, the New England Patriots are currently discussing if they should offer him to become the team’s official global ambassador after he showed them love in the video for “King Kunta,” where he rocked a Pats’ jacket.


With Special Effects arriving any day now, Tech N9ne returns to the DC pages w/ another leak from the project. After delivering a video for “Aw Yeah? (interVENTion),” the Strange Music CEO enlists Tip and Zuse on the Seven-produced banger, “On The Bible.”

Stream the song below and pre-order now.


Rappin Like A Black Dude – Bitcoin

Rapper ‘The Game’ Punches Off-Duty Cop in the Face

Los Angeles, Calif. – Rapper The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, is no stranger to controversy. His latest antics, caught on cell phone video, are no certainly exception.

A video has emerged allegedly showing The Game punching an off-duty rookie LAPD officer in the face.

According to initial reports, the incident began as Game was participating in a pro-am game Sunday at Hollywood High School when he and the cop started exchanging heated words on the court.

The Game claims that the officer threatened him first by implying he was getting a gun from his bag, allegedly telling the rapper he was gonna go to his gym back and “get that thing,” which in street terms means get his gun.

The cop claims that The Game issued the first threat.

TMZ reports:

Sources connected to Game tell us the rapper says the punchee started things by throwing an elbow at Game … who responded by elbowing him right back. Then it got really heated — Game claims the guy said don’t make me go to my gym bag because … “I got that thing.”

The clear hint was the guy had a gun.

The report went on to say the LAPD is investigating the Game for battery — and also the off-duty officer. If he really did threaten to get his gun … he could be in big trouble.

Earlier this year the rapper was the subject of criticism when he posted “I Guess Ya’ll Can’t Breathe Either,” to his social media accounts in reference to the murder of Eric Garner, in response to the killing of NYPD officers.

Amber Rose Pours Her Heart Out To Ex-Husband, Wiz Khalifa, On Instagram

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My #ManCrushEveryday you know what it is…. We went wrong somewhere and even if we never ever get back together ( Even tho I pray, dream and hope we do) he will forever be the love of my life. The media doesn’t make it easy but fuck them we gotta live for reality and not society. We forever have a bond because we made a beautiful baby from our Love. Through all the ups and downs of our relationship my heart still beats for him every single day. I’m sick of putting on a front like I’m happy without him. I’m not. He makes me happy. He’s the only one who can. Regardless of how our lives Turn out in the long run he will always be the skinny tatted up stoner that has my heart ❤️

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Wiz Khalifa And Ty Dolla $ign – Talk About It In The Morning

1. Judge It [Prod. By The BMMB]
2. Refresh [Prod. By Nice Rec]
3. Say No More [Prod. By Nice Rec]
4. Post Up [Prod. By Ty Dolla $ign]
5. Pretty Nights (Feat. The BMMB) [Prod. By The BMMB]

Tito Lo – The Emmett Trill EP



We can’t all be Beyonce. So many times, talent goes unrecognized because of lack of opportunity, lack of funding, or even just lack of flawless Beyonce curves. But publicist Michael Bentley is willing to give those people a chance.
On September 11th, TNTBS talked with Bentley about being an entertainment publisher and working with less-recognized artists. Bentley’s shtick is to find artists who aren’t signed and give them a chance to put out a record. Unlike big record labels that expect a large fan base, he seeks the underrepresented. 
Bentley fell into the publishing industry when he was young, which provided a basis for when he grew older. According to him, “Experience is the biggest thing you can have” when it comes to being a publisher because the career requires both talent and wisdom. Bentley used his entertainment background to create a sports and hip hop radio show called Through the Wire, which has been picked up by stations across the country.
Through the Wire’s success was helped along by the teamwork and open-mindedness of its crew. By airing at different times throughout the week, the station is more likely to be heard by different listeners. Bentley explains that his show stands out because it doesn’t follow the lead of other sports stations, which are generally just picked up by ESPN.
Bentley’s advice for making it out there? You can’t become famous just by “knowing someone.” You have to work harder than anyone else, even your manager. Of course there are a few exceptions (here’s looking at you, Paris Hilton), but as a general rule, you can’t expect to get anywhere if you aren’t willing to invest your heart and soul.

Listen to the show here: