hype cog
HYPETRAK is now part of HYPEBEAST Music. Read the latest music stories here.

JAY Z Signs This XO Artist to Roc Nation

The Weeknd “can’t put into words” how proud he is of the ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ co-writer.

JAY Z headed up north to Canada to recruit a new talent. XO artist Belly has signed to Roc Nation and is set to release his first album under the label in 2016. The Palestine-born Ontarian got his first big break in the middle of the last decade by collaborating with well-known artists like Snoop Dogg, Scarface, Fabolous and more. After taking a break from music in 2007, the rapper became good friends with The Weeknd. The artist co-wrote six songs off Abel’s The Beauty Behind the Madness LP including three of the biggest tracks on the release, “The Hills,” “Often” and “Earned It.” The Weeknd revealed via Instagram that he “can’t put into words how proud” he is and how people will be “bumpin’” Belly in 2016. Head to Billboard to read more on the rapper’s new venture.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Hiroshi Fujiwara & Other Japanese Fashion Luminaries Highlight Their 2015 Fall/Winter Essentials
Starbucks Japan Teams up With N.HOOLYWOOD and Porter Classic
J.Crew x New Balance 998 "Royalty"
The Converse 1970 "Souvenir Jacket" Pack Is Inspired by Post-WWII Japanese Bomber Jackets
A$AP Ferg Pays Homage to A$AP Yams in Painting for Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
Load More
HYPES is a real time popularity metric informing readers of what is trending