Rich Slave is Young Dolph’s Highest Charting Album Ever On The Billboard 200 Paper Route EMPIRE Founder and CEO Young Dolph recently shared Rich Slave, his first solo album in two years. It’s not only his most emotional, political album yet, but his highest-charting album ever on the Billboard 200 chart. In its first week, Rich Slave moved […]

RAP PHENOM NLE CHOPPA EARNS COVETED SPOT Hailing from Memphis, Billboard’s record-breaking #1 emerging artist NLE Choppa unveils his major-label debut, Top Shotta, via No Love Entertainment / Warner Records. His Jamaican heritage inspired the album title, which signifies his rapid rise amongst a new wave of heavily streamed artists, and an undeniable breakout year surpassing […]

VIBES: The Game For Music Minds, a virtual DJ Battle Platform, will be hosting a national tournament on Instagram live beginning this Thursday Night. Disc Jockeys from New York, California, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Texas, Las Vegas, and others will compete until June 4th, with live viewers voting who will […]

Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated 13th solo studio album, Funeral, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart. Released via Young Money Records/Republic Records, Funeral marks Wayne’s 5th No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart, joining Tha Carter V (2018), Tha Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008). Enjoy this audio stream below […]

Delivering athletic rhymes and yawning melodies in an indelibly Southern style, Dallas rapper Mo3 commands a loyal cult following in Texas and beyond. Raising his game to a new level, Mo3 announces Osama, his upcoming mixtape. With appearances from Boosie Badazz and Jazze Pha, the project releases on December 13th via EMPIRE. Enjoy this video stream below after the […]

Mary J. Blige, the legendary Grammy and Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist and honorary Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, will release an immersive box set of her biggest 1990s hits along with rare remixes, HERstory, Vol. 1, on December 6 via UMe. The collection will be released in three physical […]

The Estate of Michael Jackson/MIJAC Music has reached agreement with Sylvester Stewart to acquire a majority ownership of the U.S. rights to the Sly and the Family Stone catalog and, as part of the arrangement, will retain long-term administration rights. The catalog includes classic songs like Family Affair, Dance to the […]

Packing blunt-force punchlines into bite-sized bangers, Smokepurpp is one of his generation’s most reliable sources of turn-up. Preparing his most ambitious album yet, Purpp announces Deadstar 2, his long-awaited debut album, arriving later this year. Executive-produced by Mike Dean, Deadstar 2 expands and refines Smokepurpp’s winning formula, bursting with sonic detail, but with enough space for […]