Hip Hop News

Post Malone has broken the record for the most diamond-certified songs by an artist, making eight in total. The news was announced by Universal Music Group on social media on Thursday, along with a new album containing those tracks along with his latest single, "Chemical".


The music industry continues to thrive and prosper. Last year music revenue took in nearly $16 billion in revenue.


The mixtape music app claimed that users uploaded copyrighted music, prompting labels to take action.


In the streaming era, the Atlanta trap star and his Canadian cohort have dominated sales and the charts alike.


Rihanna celebrates another life achievement and continues to make history for women. The entertainment mogul has been declared RIAA’s top certified artist for digital songs.


Here is some news that is honestly shocking to hear right now. Digital music has been outselling physical formats since 2012, then streaming came around and is now king.

E-40, News, Video

E-40 has enjoyed one of the most successful and lengthy careers in Hip-Hop today, which continues with the announcement that his 2015 hit single, “Choices (Yup)” has gone gold. Since beginning the rollout of released material in 1993, the plaque adds to the other gold and platinum-selling releases from the Bay Area slang lord.

Kendrick Lamar, News

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently introduced new criteria for platinum certifications partially fueled by the streaming successes of Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean’s albums. While the swap means the aforementioned rapper’s can celebrate platinum status, TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith doesn’t approve.


There aren’t many works of Hip-Hop privy to a diamond certification and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ 2012 breakout single, “Thrift Shop” has just joined the ranks of the exclusive club.

dr. dre, MEDIA WATCH, News

ALL the talk and Internet fanfare behind Dr. Dre’s long-delayed third studio album, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre has gone ice-cold since its initial release back on August 7, but that didn’t stop the project from quietly selling its way to a gold plaque.

eminem, MEDIA WATCH, News

Eminem once boldly rapped “Look at my sales, Let’s do the math; if I was Black, I would have sold half, I ain’t have to graduate from Lincoln High School to know that, But I could rap, so f*ck school, I’m too cool to go back, gimme the mic, show me where the f*cking studio’s […]


The Beastie Boys’ debut album, Licensed To Ill has enjoyed a legacy of rare perfection and now, 29 years after it was released, it joins a prestigious group of rap albums to be certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.