Hip Hop originated in New York during the 1970s, Russell Simmons (GlobalGrind.com) along with wealthy punk rocker Rick Rubin were the first pioneers of the hip hop music genre to create a record label empire; Def Jam records. Def Jam introduced the world to legendary artists such as RUN DMC, LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys in the 1980s which led to immediate success, turning Def Jam Records into the biggest record label in Hip Hop during this time period. In today’s world Russell Simmons is more interested in yoga and occupying Wall Street rather than breaking the next big artist. Therefore the door has opened for new moguls to takeover the throne and create empires for the 2012 generation. GWOP Magazine staff has put together a list of the top Hip Hop/Rap Record labels for 2012. Nas said ‘Hip Hop was dead in 2006’, well these labels are destined to prove that the music genre has only suffered a heart attack and there is no need to panic. Checkout the full list after the jump.
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Here’s the cover to the soundtrack of Snoop and Wiz’s upcoming movie.
Below is a synopsis of the film. Music release date December 13th.
The film, set in a Los Angeles high school, sees Valedictorian hopeful Devin Overstreet (Wiz Khalifa) struggling to pen his graduation speech when it becomes clear that all his academic overachievements have left him with little to no real-life experiences. He finds an unlikely inspiration in the least-achieving student on campus, Mac Johnson (Snoop Dogg.) Mac, a 15-year senior and consummate ladies man, is smitten by the school’s new substitute chemistry teacher. He soon realizes that the only way he’ll truly have a chance with her is if he finally graduates high school. In 3 weeks time, Mac must cram four years of high school academics, while Devin must cram four years of teenage experience.
The former video vixen has signed with rapper Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang record label and is now preparing to release her debut album.
With her signing to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang record company, former video vixen Lola Monroe is out to prove she’s more than just a pretty face.
“We got it in with Taylor Gang. We Taylored now,” the rapper said in an interview with Atlanta’s V-103.
Snoop Dogg and up and coming artist Wiz Khalifa team up to shoot a straight to DVD film. Checkout full interview below:
While details are sketchy, early reports state that Wiz Khalifa was at a show at Eastern Carolina University when police reportedly stopped his show 45 minutes into his set. Looks like as soon as you start making good music these days, you get arrested. FREE WIZ!
The popular Pittsburgh rapper, known for his hit single “Black and Yellow,” has boasted about smoking about $10,000 in weed per month.
The 22-year-old rapper was in town to perform at Wright Auditorium, as part of the national “Waken Baken Tour 2010.”
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Young Khalifa was released after posting $300,000 bail the next day.
During a Rock The Bells tour stop, Taylor Gang’s Wiz Khalifa speaks on how he easily spends $10k on Kush for the month.
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