Sean’s appearance follows another Hip Hop debut in A Tribe Called Quest’s much talked about performance in November 2016, and fans of the culture will also be privy to another SNL rookie who is bound to make headlines. The video for “Bounce Back” can be seen below. New York City, NY – At the very least, Big Sean is out to make Winter 2017 his — if not the entire year. 1 on the Billboard 200. After previously announcing a new album and subsequent tour, the G.O.O.D. Master of None star and co-creator Aziz Ansari will host the episode Sean will rock his I Decided records on, which most likely will include the lead single, “Bounce Back,” a HipHopDX 2016 Song of the Year. Ansari’s critically acclaimed Netflix series also has its fair share of decorations in just one season of existence, winning a Primetime Emmy, a Peabody and a Critics’ Choice Television Award. The buzz should prove helpful for Sean’s upcoming campaign, as his fourth studio album will be released via Def Jam a couple weeks later on February 3, nearly a year removed from his third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise, which debuted at No. Music torchbearer will now make his first-ever appearance on NBC’s famed Saturday Night Live come January 21.
“We finna get in the ring, we finna fight, me and Lil Wayne. Okay, then. I don’t need no Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner. Last month, Kodak Black made the statement that he was the “best rapper alive,” using the quote Lil Wayne has applied to himself for years. “Tell Lil Wayne fight me in the ring, and I’m gon’ beat his stupid ass and I bet everything on it. I’m finna knock that stupid ass nigga out. Tell Lil Wayne fight me, nahmsayin?,” said Kodak. Kodak Black says "Lil Wayne can Eat my ASS" pic.twitter.com/5KiTHnmDge
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) January 9, 2017 Since Soulja Boy and Chris Brown doing it, I don’t even need no trainer. Now, the Florida rapper wants to strap on the gloves à la Chris Brown and Soulja Boy for the title claim as this beef continues to take on new dimensions. “Ay listen here, man. Check out the initial video in the clip above courtesy of The Shade Room. And if he whoop me, he the best rapper alive, ya heard me?”
Boogie chimed in during the tough talk and says that he’ll put his jewelry up as a bet in support of Kodak, which only egged the 19-year-old on. In a video from inside a recording booth standing alongside A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kodak Black issued his threats to the Young Money captain in hopes they too can cash in on the celebrity fight hype like Soulja and Breezy. I’m finna beat Lil Wayne stupid ass, watch,” continued Kodak. Tunechi has yet to return fire, verbal or otherwise, but it’s still early in the game. Stay tuned. Just to make things even stranger, another video has popped up of Kodak presumably walking around New York at night and randomly saying, “Lil Wayne can eat my ass” before talking to compatriots offscreen.
The 43-year-old go-to producer for countless stars is actually a married man and has been for the past five years. It’s been estimated that Storch squandered over $70 million of his production earnings from hits from the likes of Dr. I’m just creating a body of work right now. Following the year of his 2011 shotgun wedding, he was also arrested for cocaine possession in Vegas. I’m not sure [if it’s going to be major or independent]. Unfortunately, a lot of people are duped out of it early on for a quick buck and they think that they’re going to recoup this publishing deal real fast. He has since returned to sobriety as well as producing. I meet guys that are like, ‘Yo, I gotta do 60 beats to get out of my publishing deal.’ I’ve seen it all. Fortunately, I got a good publishing deal early on. In a February 2016 interview with HipHopDX, he alluded to some of the greater things that are yet to come. We have not been together since that and I’m asking the court to grant this annulment.”
That Elvis must have been seriously hard up for some cash to let this go down on his watch. Las Vegas, NV – Hip Hop maestro Scott Storch has been open about the costly mistakes he’s made in the past but here’s one for the record books that previously wasn’t known to the general public. I was lucky.”
Still, his marriage situation sounds mighty familiar… According to TMZ, Storch and a woman named Christina Gray jumped the broom back in 2011 after a wild Vegas night of admitted partying and inebriation and haven’t been in contact since that summer. “It’s going to be interesting. Nonetheless, there isn’t any clarification as to why Storch and Gray waited for so long to resolve the legal side of things. They don’t realize it’s a long process. His recent credits include placement with the likes of The Game, Chris Brown and Rick Ross. Publishing is the money in the industry. When we entered the marriage. Dre, Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Christina Aguilera, T.I., Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg — you name it. “I’m doing an album right now and it’s going to be some of [the unreleased music] and some of the new stuff,” Storch revealed to Steve Lobel. In the document, Storch writes to the courts, “I hereby declare that on the day of the marriage in Clark County in June of 2011 … We were both highly intoxicated and not of sound mind.
As little sister to one of the most high-profile pop stars in the world, Beyoncé, she’s somehow managed to step out of Queen Bey’s eclipsing shadow to assert herself as another strong female voice in the music industry. In an exclusive conversation for Interview Magazine that was published on Tuesday (January 10), big sister sat down with little sister to discuss her three-year creative process while writing the album, being influenced by Missy Elliot and why they both admire Master P, who they agree reminds them of their father. “I was breaking out into hives,” she said. “I remember reading or hearing things about Master P that reminded me so much of Dad growing up,” Solange said. When it was finally out there, however, it was a transformative experience for countless women, something she’s reveling in. Check out the full interview here. I just feel so much joy and gratitude that people have connected to it in this way. It was one thing to make the record and have those reservations; it was another to finish it and actually share it. The bond between the two talented songstresses is something that is undeniably unbreakable. The biggest reward that I could ever get is seeing women, especially black women, talk about what this album has done, the solace it has given them.”
Throughout the conversation, it’s clear Solange greatly admires her sister and has taken several lessons from her, which she consistently applies to all areas of her life. This was going to be such an intimate, up-close, staring-you-right-in-the-face experience, the way people would see me and hear me. “I could not sit still. “And they also have an incredible amount of love and respect for one another. And I wanted a voice throughout the record that represented empowerment and independence, the voice of someone who never gave in, even when it was easy to lose sight of everything that he built, someone invested in black people, invested in our community and our storytelling, in empowering his people. It was bursting with raw emotion and tender observations on everything from personal insecurities to female empowerment. And I think that he is such a powerful example of that.”
Toward the end of the interview, Solange opens up about her vulnerability ahead of unveiling A Seat At The Table, admitting that during the week before its release, she was a nervous wreck. It was terrifying. Solange Knowles executed one of the most intriguing albums of 2016 with A Seat At The Table. You and I were raised being told not to take the first thing that came our way, to build our own platforms, our own spaces, if they weren’t available to us.
“I’m in a place in my career right now where I’m hearing a lot of talk that Hip Hop isn’t as lyrical as it once was. “The new batch of songs I’m working on is all about lyricism for heads who love it,” Gab tells DX. I come from the school of Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and rappers that are really intensely rhyming. “I heard Black Thought make a statement about that a while back, so I decided to go in that direction,” he continues. This is where my mind is and I should say it.”
In anticipation of the EP’s April 2017 release, Gab has shared a snippet of “It’s Just Practice,” one of his first creations of 2017. Rappers Are Rapping Again!, an obvious ‘hallelujah’ to the art of carefully crafted lyricism, something he’s always demonstrated throughout his decades-long career. Bay Area Hip Hop vet Gift of Gab, who is one half of esteemed duo Blackalicious, has announced an upcoming solo EP titled Rejoice! That’s just where I am as a writer and an MC. will set in motion a string of exciting musical events that will propel him towards 2018 and beyond. Although the song is not featured on the forthcoming project, “It’s Just Practice” comes as a free download once fans go to the website and sign up for the newsletter. “The music is not literally for other rappers only, but people who are really into the art of rhyming will appreciate it. Check out a snippet of the song below and cop it here. Rappers Are Rapping Again! Rejoice! With this new slew of music I am doing, it’s almost like I’m rhyming for other rappers.
Check out the clip above. Fresh off releasing their third studio album Filthy America… It’s Beautiful last month, The Lox has been on a series of media appearances. A MC can’t do that. Styles P followed with, “If you claim it [using a ghostwriter], that’s ok. An entertainer or producer can.”
Styles and Louch dominated this portion of the conversation, with Jadakiss randomly chiming in that a rapper getting lyrical assistance diminishes their boasts of being the best. The same was said for Kanye’s claims of being the best in the world, but Styles and Sheek both agreed that the Chicago superstar could possibly claim to be the best entertainer but not the best rapper. A true MC cannot do that in no way, shape, or form. Louch and Styles praised Drake’s abilities as an entertainer but both said they couldn’t put him in the conversation with Kendrick Lamar and J. The latest sit-down was with VladTV and the candid discussion opened regarding how the group stood up for themselves when things went afoul with their deal with Bad Boy and Diddy in the late 1990s. But it was the talk around ghostwriting and the validity of an artist that got the gang most animated. Sheek suggested to DJ Vlad at the end of the clip that a ghostwriter award ceremony needs to be created. Cole as one of Hip Hop’s top acts after the Quentin Miller reference tracks were leaked. “With guys like Diddy, it’s ok,” said Louch. The Lox will always get respect for their potent pen games, and the trio of Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Styles P are definitely students of the culture. In a recent interview, the Yonkers rappers said that Drake and Kanye West can no longer claim to be the best in the field of lyricism as they both employed ghostwriters. Kiss chimed in that he recently recorded with Desiigner and saluted Young M.A and other up and comers. The interview shifted gears when asked about rap’s new generation.
We finna fight, me and Lil Wayne. OH iTS A BiG YEAR FOR THE BUTTERSCOTCH BOSS”
“iTS ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY … $2,000,000 TO BE EXACT,” he added in wrote in a subsequent post. JODY HiGHROLLER vs 50 CENT HEAVYWEiGHT BOUT $2,000,000 … iT COULD HAPPEN iF JODY HiGHROLLER iS PAiD $2,000,000 UP FRONT @FloydMayweather @50cent …. YALL KNOW THERE HAS TO BE A HEAVYWEiGHT MATCH ON THAT FiGHT CARD … $2,000,000 …. RiFF RAFF has become the latest artist to embroil himself in the potential celebrity boxing match between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown. RiFF RAFF, who back in late 2014 announced that he was teaming with Hulk Hogan to enter the world of wrestling, took to IG to post a Rocky-like montage of him training in the ring, before jumping on the scales to flaunt his hefty weight of 215lbs. “Ay listen here, man. AND NOT A PENNY LESS …. OH iTS A BiG YEAR FOR THE BUTTERSCOTCH BOSS
A video posted by RiFF RaFF JODY HiGHROLLER (@jodyhighroller) on Jan 7, 2017 at 9:57am PST
iTS ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY … $2,000,000 TO BE EXACT
A photo posted by RiFF RaFF JODY HiGHROLLER (@jodyhighroller) on Jan 7, 2017 at 3:11pm PST
50 Cent has yet to respond to the challenge publicly. “We finna get in the ring. I’m finna knock that stupid ass nigga out. “iT COULD HAPPEN iF JODY HiGHROLLER iS PAiD $2,000,000 UP FRONT@FloydMayweather @50cent …. “JODY HiGHROLLER vs 50 CENT HEAVYWEiGHT BOUT $2,000,000 …” he wrote in the post’s caption field. Tell Lil Wayne fight me, nahmsayin?,” Kodak said in a video posted online. But instead of taking a side and throwing barbs, Jody Highroller has put himself forward to face off against 50 Cent at the event: “YALL KNOW THERE HAS TO BE A HEAVYWEiGHT MATCH ON THAT FiGHT CARD,” the Houston rapper wrote on Instagram. YALL KNOW THERE HAS TO BE A HEAVYWEiGHT MATCH ON THAT FiGHT CARD … $2,000,000 …. AQUABERRY AQUARiUS JANUARY 29 .. AQUABERRY AQUARiUS JANUARY 29 .. Earlier today, Kodak Black jumped on the boxing bandwagon, calling out Lil Wayne to enter the ring to fight over the “best rapper alive” title. And if he whoop me, he the best rapper alive, ya heard?” AND NOT A PENNY LESS …. The G-Unit frontman is currently busy promoting the possible bout between Soulja Boy and Chris Brown, which may now take place in Dubai due to rules and regulations preventing such a fight from taking place on U.S. soil.
me: im against the death penaltycourt: dylann roof has been sentenced to deathme: pic.twitter.com/okd1kqgxfO
— Common White Girl (@girlhoodposts) January 10, 2017
me getting lit at the Dylann Roof "Going Away" party pic.twitter.com/tRCDQo45D4
— Black Jesus (@BullHunitProof) January 10, 2017
me: idk if I agree with the death penalty or not
judge: dylann roof has been sentenced to death
— ?SORRY NOT SORRY? (@SORRYNOTSOORRY) January 10, 2017
Dylann Roof is the first person sentenced to death for a federal hate crime. pic.twitter.com/XLVwuw7mdL
— Chinua AcheBae (@SorahyaM) January 10, 2017 “We will struggle as long as we live to understand why he committed this horrible attack, which caused so much pain to so many good people. — Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 10, 2017
the day dylann roof dies will be a national holiday
— alina (@glossyfilm) January 11, 2017
When you're against the death penalty but can't muster the energy to argue why Dylann Roof shouldn't be executed. The 22-year-old faced either life in prison or execution for gunning down nine unsuspecting churchgoers during bible study on June 17, 2015 at the historic black church in downtown Charleston, Emanuel AME Church. “No room in a civilized society for hatred, racism and discrimination,” he adds. We wish to express the grief we feel for the victims of his crimes, and our sympathy to the many families he has hurt. Rot in hell. It “sends a strong message” about the way hate crimes are handled, Malcolm Graham, brother to one of the lives lost at the hands of Roof, told The Associated Press. Charleston, NC – After nearly three hours of deliberation, a jury made the decision to sentence convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to death row. During sentencing he told jurors he didn’t have a mental illness nor did he offer any remorse. Even those apparently against the death penalty. In December, Roof, who represented himself during the trial, was convicted of all 33 federal charges against him. pic.twitter.com/l0ZEKNzQe4
— Maurice Chammah (@MauriceChammah) January 10, 2017
Dylann confessed to the jury, declining to plead for his life, “I felt like I had to do it. Obama leaving office like: pic.twitter.com/xTha8crMPX
— eemi (@eemanabbasi) January 10, 2017
Damn, Dylann Roof got the death penalty pic.twitter.com/gp1VxO39Ov
— LEGEND (@ChriStylezz) January 10, 2017
Dylann Roof sentenced to death. His family offered a brief statement upon sentencing. Forever. We continue to pray for the Emanuel AME families and the Charleston community.”
Full statement from Roof lawyers and family. “We will always love Dylann,” they said. I still feel like I have to do it.”
Needless to say, the internet is celebrating this decision. He is the first person sentenced to death for a hate crime.
Wap is looking to make sure no one makes money off the tape and Skyy’s attorney says that this was a surprise for her as well as she plans on taking legal action herself. To think SOMEBODY would want to expose my personal life with the world is so disgusting but I have faith in Gods work & I know I'm covered! Skyy also addressed the leak on Instagram, writing, “All of this is so crazy & embarrassing!! To think SOMEBODY would want to expose my personal life with the world is so disgusting but I have faith in Gods work & I know I’m covered!”
All of this is so crazy & embarrassing!! Fetty Wap has issued a cease and desist letter to all media outlets that posted a clip of him and his ex-girlfriend Alexis Skyy getting it on. ?? Sorry to my family & supporters for this
A photo posted by Alexis Skyy ? (@alexisskyy_) on Jan 10, 2017 at 9:05am PST He also sent one to her as well, threatening to sue if they find out she’s behind the leak, TMZ reports. The “My Way” singer’s team asserts that he had nothing to do with the leak however, they decline to confirm if it’s actually Fetty or not. In order for anyone to make any bread off the tape, both participants have to sign off on paperwork agreeing to a distribution deal. The clip made its rounds Tuesday (January 10) morning and it was believed that only Fetty and Alexis were in possession of the video.
U fall get right back upppp!?? Especially when you’re falling in the snow. Instead of waiting for an internet sleuth to drag him through the e-coals, he decided to make the humorous footage go viral himself via his own Instagram account. To make matters even more interesting, he got put on skates while rocking a pair of Kanye West’s Adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 ‘Red Stripe’ Core Black Red. But even a Dreamchasers’ attitude couldn’t defend his twinkle toe actions when he was caught on surveillance video at his mother’s house falling down her icy stairs. Philadelphia, PA – Meek Mill knows he has a ton of haters out there — even more now that he doesn’t have his trump card in a Nicki Minaj relationship telling them to fall back. SINCE YALL WANNA SEE ME FALL SO BAD!!!!”
A video posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jan 10, 2017 at 3:46pm PST
While the comical clip has Meek’s name buzzing across the wide world web (his own personal video is nearing one million views as of press time), it is his highly publicized break-up with The Pinkprint that still rings out in the early stages of 2017. According to a still undebunked report, their dissolution came at the tail end of December during a Turks & Caicos vacation when Meek opted to kick it with the fellas as opposed to spending time with the birthday girl. Icey ass steps!!! I might sue yeezy!? I ran I thought a ghost pushed me! “They spoke a L into existence,” he laughed off before clarifying “leaving out my mom house was tragic for me! Cold world.