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Earlier today Action Bronson and Earl Sweashirt came together in celebration of releasing albums on ‘Warlord Leather‘.

The first week sales projections for both of the albums are now in. HDD reports that Action Bronson leads between the two with an estimation of 37k-42k copies sold in the first week and Earl is not too far behind with projections of 30k-35k.

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It’s been public knowledge for a while now that A$AP Rocky’s album is finished and called A.L.L.A. but no-one knew for sure what the acronym stood for. Rocky has now revealed that his album is titled At.Long.Last.A$AP. Here’s what he had to say about that name:

I’m claiming ownership of my legacy. Look at it: At.Long.Last.A$AP. A-L-L-A. Like slang for ‘Allah.’ It’s the return of the god MC. I’m named after Rakim, and I’m finally facing what it means: I was born to do this shit. And I hope I get to do it for a very long time.

Check out the full story here. He also rapped a never-before-heard verse for GQ. Listen after the break.

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This album has been making noise for a week now since it’s controversial release where TDE’s CEO blamed Interscope for early release without consulting them at all (click here to see why we think it was planned). It was on and off of iTunes multiple times so there was some confusion when the first week sales projections were released about they would be tallied.

The numbers are now in and HDD reports that To Pimp A Butterfly sold 318,988 copies in its first week with the sales plus streaming numbers still to be announced. What do you think?

UPDATE: Including streaming, the album sold 355,372 copies.

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T.I. has been steadily working on new material, as we all know. Last week, he told Bootleg Kev that his next album is already done and has a trap sound.

Today, while doing promo for his upcoming new film Get Hard (staring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart), he told HHS87 that Paperwork will be an album trilogy and the second one is called Trap Opens.

He also says that it will be “unapologetically gangsta” and have a “trap” sound. Watch the interview below.

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The Summerfest 2015 festival is going down June 24th – 28th and June 30th – July 5th at Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and different acts will be headlining on separate days during the fest.

To Pimp A Butterfly star Kendrick Lamar with ScHoolboy Q will be the main act on July 1st with tickets going on sale Friday, April 10th at 10 am CDT.

The festival shines spotlight on over 800 acts, 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities. Some of the other headliners during the fest announced so far are Florida Georgia Line (June 24), Kings of Leon (June 25), Keith Urban (June 26), Zac Brown Band (June 28), Linkin Park (June 30) and Ed Sheeran (July 3).

Fans can purchase tickets here.

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After some hiatus, Ryan Leslie has decided to bring back his famous in-studio videos where he showcases the making of his art.

For the kickoff of his MZRT studio series, he takes gives us a glimpse of his recording session for a new track called ‘Never Break Down’ which is expected to make it on his next album MZRT. With a combination of rapping and singing, this sounds good so far.

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