This week in hip-hop: Extended tours, reemerging legends and struggle rap

We made it through a new week full of shenanigans. Beyond the typical rumor mill and tabloid smut, some interesting things did go down in the hip-hop realm.

The news feed

Joe Budden’s new project, Rage & The Machine tops Billboard charts, which is no surprise due to the level of promotion he put into its release.

Atmosphere is having so much fun on the road that they decided to add more tour dates to extend the Freshwater Fly Fishermen tour through February and Lil Wayne got into some hot water during his Nightline interview.  

We love new music

The new Anderson .Paak video is so lit that even the emcee/singer himself doesn’t want to come down. Boston rapper, Termanology dropped a new track (and video) featuring Sheek Louch and Styles P that pays homage to B.I.G. The legendary Diggin’ in the Crates crew dropped a full-length LP called, Sessions.

We mentioned this last week, but the promotion train is gaining momentum for the new A Tribe Called Quest drop next week.  Also, the group will join Dave Chapelle when he hosts SNL on November 12.

KXNG Crooked is joined by Em on a new track off the former’s album dropping on November 11.

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Randomly (and not so hip-hop)

Lena Dunham dropped a “rap” track for Hilary Clinton that made us all say, is election season over yet? Drake and Future released the video for “Used To This,” see it below.