The last 12 months were filled with more mixtapes than we can remember. There have literally been hundreds of MP3 collections mixed together and uploaded to the ‘Net. Did we listen to every single release? Um… well, we tried our best to give everyone a fair shot. In doing so, VIBE stumbled across a number of mixtapes worthy to be kept in steady rotation.
Standout projects from Jadakiss, Currensy, 2 Chainz and Waka Flocka were hard to forget about but there were 11 mixtapes that we had to name as the best tapes of 2011. It was a crazy and overwhelming year for hip-hop music. Who can forget the countless number of tapes released in October (we challenge you to name 10 right now!)? Or Wale crashing Hulkshare with his Eleven One Eleven release. As the year comes to end, we found it necessary to spotlight the 11 mixtapes that got the most play in the VIBE offices this year. Continue reading →
Rapper 40 Glocc — once signed to 50 Cent’s G-Unit record label — has been arrested in Vegas after cops say he nearly choked his girlfriend to death THREE TIMES IN ONE DAY.
According to the police report obtained by TMZ, 40 Glocc — real name Lawrence White — was arrested on October 3rd … after he allegedly unleashed a brutal beating on the woman.
Cops say 40 Glocc accused his GF of “playing him” — so he hit her several times about the head, face, legs and rib area … and choked her to the point where she “could not speak or breathe.” Continue reading →
In 50 Cent’s Dec/Jan 2012 XXL cover story, the G-Unit general speaks on a variety of topics including his new album, working with Dr. Dre, the competitive nature of rap music, his business endeavors and more. Today, the magazine has released a few excerpts from the feature, which includes 50 speaking on the current state of hip-hop culture.