Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
07-23 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
07-24 Chicago, IL – United Center
07-28 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
08-01 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
08-04 Boston, MA – TD Garden
08-05 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
08-06 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
08-08 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
08-09 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
08-11 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
08-14 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
08-16 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
08-18 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
08-19 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
08-20 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Europe Tour Dates
09-29 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tap 1
09-30 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
10-01 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
10-03 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
10-05 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
10-06 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
10-07 Frankfurt, Germany – Stadthalle Offenbach
10-09 Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
10-10 Paris, France – Le Zénith
10-12 Nottingham, England – Motorpoint Arena
10-14 Birmingham, England – Barclaycard Arena
10-15 London, England – The O2 Arena
10-18 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
10-20 Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena
10-21 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
10-22 Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
Australia Tour Dates
12-01 Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena
12-02 Brisbane, Australia – Riverstage
12-05 Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavilion
12-06 Melbourne, Australia – Margaret Court Arena
12-09 Perth, Australia – HBF Stadium See you in a few. Cole announced the 4 Your Eyez Only Tour, which will make 57 stops between June 1 and December 9, on Twitter. Tickets for some locations are on sale through Cole’s website, with the rest on sale soon. On sale Friday. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06-14 Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theater
06-15 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
06-17 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
06-18 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
07-06 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
07-08 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
07-09 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
07-11 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
07-15 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
07-17 Seattle, WA – Keyarena
07-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
07-21 St. 4 Your Eyez Only Tour. J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only Tour dates below.
— J. Check out J. North America Tour Dates
06-01 Columbia, SC – The Music Farm
06-02 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
06-03 Tallahassee, FL – Potbelly’s
06-05 Jackson, MS – Hal & Hal’s
06-06 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
06-07 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
06-09 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex Event Center
06-11 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre @ the Midland
06-13 St. Cole (@JColeNC) February 21, 2017

Last October, the Dreamville boss told fans that he wouldn’t be performing for “a very long time,” although it turned out to be less than a year. Cole is taking his 4 Your Eyez Only album on the road, on a tour that will take him across North America, Europe and Australia throughout much of the second half of 2016.

One tweet featuring the footage has already gotten more than 20,000 RTs. A post shared by Gucci Mane (@laflare1017) on Feb 20, 2017 at 5:35pm PST How about Alex Trebek rapping on Jeopardy! tonight
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) February 21, 2017

Maybe there will be more opportunities for him to flex his rapping muscles in future, as the episode came to the attention of Gucci Mane who has now asked to co-host the show. In a special episode of Jeopardy! I think I need to cohost Jeopardy ? wow #WhatIsAGiganticRecord!!!! Trebek admitted once he was done that he wanted to keep going, and that he was just getting into it. host Alex Trebek is admired for plenty of reasons, and now we can add “flow” to the list. Veteran Jeopardy! The Atlanta rapper was part of the answer “Gucci Mane is featured on this duo’s number one hit ‘Black Beatles’.”
The rapper shared the clip on his own Instagram page and wrote “I think I need to co-host Jeopardy, wow.”
We’re all for if it means Alex Trebek gets a feature   on the next Gucci Mane record. for college-aged contestants that aired Monday night (February 20), one of the categories was “Let’s Rap, Kids!” and there’s a good chance that Trebek came up with it himself just to have the opportunity to spits some bars on TV. The 76-year-old rapped all the answers to the questions — answers that included lyrics from Kanye West’s “Famous,” Drake’s “Started From The Bottom,” Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d City,” Desiigner’s “Panda,” and Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, “Panda” got the biggest laugh from the audience.

Check the clips below. Across two short Instagram videos, Chance appears to have shared the hook of the new collab (performed by Future) as well as the first few bars of his own verse. Chance The Rapper has never been shy about featuring guests on his records and it looks like he’s working on another one that   will be no different, as he has shared some brief snippets of a track he’s recorded with Future. Judging by the accompanying captions on Instagram, the track is going to be called “My Peak.”
After years of dropping EPs and mixtapes, Chance The Rapper revealed in 2016 that he’s started working on his   first full-length album, although there’s no telling yet whether this cut will make the tracklist. The pair have linked up before, for “Smoke Break” on Chance’s Grammy Award-winning mixtape   Coloring Book. Interestingly, it’s a darker sound than appeared on Coloring Book but the flow is unmistakably Chance. He also tags DJ Esco in one of the clips, so it’s possible   the production comes courtesy of the regular Future collaborator. #mypeak
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Just trying to step outside the box a little. Boldy   doesn’t name names, but he explains what he sees in the divide between the generations. He’s making his own moves with the release of his   Art of Rock Climbing EP with DJ Butter earlier this year, a project two years in the making. This shit crazy.”

James is raising a daughter and was the only boy growing up with three sisters. Gotta be a student of the game all around the board.”

Maintaining relevance and learning his place in the current environment of Hip Hop is the greatest lesson that Boldy has learned from Nas. They don’t wanna hear a lot of shit before the music that they listen to, their trial period. “So to be up on the new slang and to be able to tap into the same frequency that the young boys is on, it’s like a skill. Then once I got over my fear of performing in front of people, it was pretty much a piece of cake. He got into some trouble with the law due to a weed violation and explains how he had to refocus himself as he continues his music career. They don’t wanna hear nothing but what they era of what they consider to be the Golden Era of what music is.”
And he explains how different generations name different artists to define “The Golden Era” of Hip Hop. “Now they got the internet, so it’s a little different ‘cause everything’s so right there, hands on. “The project was in the works the whole hiatus, it’s just I felt like it was time to drop it,” James says in a phone interview with HipHopDX. Because rappers, it’s so easy to forget about them and move on to the next new hot nigga, so you just gotta strike while the iron’s hot and you gotta stay consistent with it.”
And he’s been consistently writing rhymes since he started rapping when he was a kid, balancing that while playing basketball. I’m just trying to take this to new heights and do something out of this shit I never did before. “But as long as I’m around here, I’m gonna try to keep a balance with the die-hard Hip Hop fans, the junkies and the young niggas coming up who just wanna hear a nigga talk about fast money and fashion, the latest cars, the new party scene, the baddest bitches out here, famous off a couple booty pictures and shit. It’s just a different view from where I’m looking at being from my standpoint. You get that feeling every time before you perform, but once you get on that stage and you see all those people and as long as your mic working, when it’s time to jump the shit off, you gotta get over that fear if you’re not a coward.”
His experience in basketball also lets him have freedom in his art. So I’m just trying to let my work be recognized and see if people still respect my craft.”

Woven into the seven tracks on the EP are guest features from some legends in the game, including Kool G Rap and Kokane. It wasn’t like that for us.”
He will continue his journey next week as he releases his House of Blues   project February 27. “I try to just still keep it, make it a art as opposed to like just trying to say a bunch of shit that’s gonna get me enough exposure to be able to move my way around and now I’m just the new popular kid on campus and shit,” he says. And of course, J Dilla is a legacy name that will always put the city on Hip Hop’s map. A kid can just pick up their phone and see a naked woman. “You just gotta stay working and try to stay as relevant as you can. “Like I had been prepping for this shit since the summertime, just knowing it was coming up. Detroit, MI – Boldy   James sees a need for the different   generations to come together and he’s seeking to fill the void with his music as he learns the importance of the grind from Nas. “[The older generation] might not be able to pick up on the latest slang and all the shit that the young boys talking at the time, but the shit indirectly come from people before ‘em, they just take twist shit, alter shit, it’s a different translation,” he says. To be quick enough to pick up on all this game because the game change very day, so if you ain’t really a player, then you’re not gonna understand the audibles that are being made. The 34-year-old rapper says the hardest part of being away was “just   getting my mind right and getting out of my comfort zone. “Then the youngest, they’re just stuck on what they’re stuck on. I’m learning every day it’s new levels, a new level.”
There has been much controversy over new artists such as Lil Yachty saying he didn’t grow up on rappers including The Notorious B.I.G. He says he’s “got a whole new can of worms I’m about to open up with this.”
“We gonna have some fun with House of Blues,” he promises. He thought he’d make it to the NBA one day as he says every kid from the hood dreams of doing. “You’re going to get to party a little bit, let your hair down.” “The older cats tend to be able to catch up a little quicker and adjust to it,” he says of trying to bridge the gap. “I’m more accepted in the real grand scheme of things because the youngins, they consume and they’re fans, but they’re not die-hard Hip Hop fans, fans of the OGs who 20-plus in the game. Just make a mark in music.”
He says that he sees the bigger vision for all of Detroit with Big Sean and Danny Brown doing their thing. Remember those jitters you got like wow this some different shit right here like I’m about to step into the big leagues. He says that it takes effort on both sides to be understanding. Known as “H2O” growing up because his jumpshot was “like water,” Boldy never felt he had anything to prove through rap. That’s the hard part, the adjustment stage to like what’s going on from the two year hiatus, from the time I first took the break. “Stay working because it’s easy for the attention to be shifted somewhere else,” he says of what Nas taught him. That’s the part that’s hard, getting used to the beginning jitters. He still carries basketball influences with him as he name drops plenty of players throughout his lyrics, but says he made the crossover to focus on music in middle school when he was preparing for a talent show. Like you remember your first time having sex? He says this has a great impact on his craft as he tries to not expose women too much in his videos and he constantly seeks to balance what’s hot with his personal values. Music and having the #1 album in the country. “It’s like a dream come true, honor, privilege to be able to work with Nas, to be able to work with AZ, work with Kool G Rap, work with Pete Rock, work with Ghostface Killah, work with, you know what I mean?” he gushes. ‘Cause a lot can change in music within those 700-some-odd days, that’s a lot of artists, that’s a lot of work been came and went. The Mass Appeal signee   puts on for Detroit and sees the power that the city has, especially with a new life from Big Sean signing with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. “I was like more than ready for the muthafucka,” he laughs. He met the Queensbridge vet at SXSW a few years ago through DJ Whoo Kid, who hosted one of his mixtapes. “No, I always had a pretty bitch and a jumpshot,   so this shit ain’t nothing new to me. “I’m from an era where if your parents didn’t directly have a hand in raising you, then the TVs and the radios and the video games and shit was raising kids,” he says. He sees how even people’s values, especially with technology, have changed over time. “It’s coming back home, just got to make it a modern 2020 Motown type of city with the music scene,” he says. Boldy is seeking to serve as a sort of mediator between everything that’s happening. James explains his excitement at getting to work with artists he admired so much growing up.

The 2016 Roots Picnic welcomed headliners Future and Usher to the stage, and the audience got an unexpected performance from hometown hero Will Smith and daughter Willow as well. See the full lineup for the 10th annual Roots Picnic above and purchase tickets here. Since its inception 10 years ago, the celebrated festival has featured artists such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Migos, John Legend, Janelle Monae, Nas, Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Gnarls Barkley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gary Clark Jr. Watch a recap of last year’s event below. and Rakim. This year, the well-curated event returns to the Festival Pier on June 3 and boasts performances from artists like Solange, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Mobb Deep, PnB Rock,   Fat Joe, Thundercat, Pete Rock, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and a joint headlining set from The Roots and Pharrell. Philadelphia, PA – Every summer, The Roots head home to Philadelphia to throw the annual Roots Picnic, a multi-layered music extravaganza packed to the gills with colorful lineups and unexpected guests.

Enjoy your special day ??
— LLCOOLJ. A post shared by Baller Alert (@balleralert) on Feb 20, 2017 at 9:09am PST

PornHub shared its love for the singer with a special birthday tweet. happy bday @rihanna
— Yung Rénzél ? (@rickyrozay) February 20, 2017

Happy Birthday @rihanna !! (@karlie.floss) on Oct 1, 2016 at 8:47pm PDT

But Drake really did wish Rihanna a happy birthday as he dedicated his performance of “Work” to his friend during yesterday’s Boy Meets World tour stop in Dublin, Ireland. Kelly (@rkelly) February 20, 2017

Happy Birthday @rihanna!! BAD GYAL @rihanna
— #SWEETSEXYSAVAGE (@Kehlani) February 20, 2017

Rihanna turned pain into power and for that, beyond her music, she is golden
— #SWEETSEXYSAVAGE (@Kehlani) February 20, 2017

@rihanna happy birthday baby girl ?
— Dip (@diplo) February 20, 2017

Some speculated that Drake, RiRi’s on-again-off-again lover, paid tribute to his “Work” collaborator with a picture of himself in a puffy pink Stone Island coat, not unlike one she wore to Paris Fashion Week in the fall. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “As you guys may have heard already, I am working on creating a beauty line, Fenty Beauty, and I can’t wait for you guys to see what I’ve been working on. #brazilians #latinos
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 9, 2012

Several celebrities honored Rihanna on social media for her special day. When she’s not working on her music, Rih Rih is taking on the fashion world with variohs collections and collaborations. “As you guys may have heard already, I am working on creating a beauty line, Fenty Beauty, and I can’t wait for you guys to see what I’ve been working on,” she said in the clip. Love you Kween. So far she has given us a glimpse of the holographic lip color that will be the first product released under the new line. Now that Rihanna has made her mark on fashion, she’s venturing into the world of beauty with her very own cosmetic line. Set to debut this Fall in #Sephora stores around the world, Rihanna has already began previewing her products on the brand’s official Instagram page, @fentybeautycosmetics. #HappyBirthdayRihanna We've updated your favorite Brazilian category for you! @Pornhub if u only knew how much @Rihanna looove u!!! — Pornhub ARIA (@Pornhub) February 20, 2017

This comes after the Bad Gal responded to a tweet back in 2012 where she acknowledged she has a mutual admiration for the site, mentioning that Brazilian and Latino videos were her favorite. This year, the singer celebrated her birthday by previewing her makeup line for a hot second. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in April, it was announced that Rihanna and luxury fashion and beauty giant LVMH, were working on Rihanna’s first cosmetics line, #FentyBeauty. @Drake birthday tribute to @rihanna was everything x
— sean (@SBrooder) February 21, 2017 Rihanna’s cosmetic line, under the name Fenty Beauty, is set to hit Sephora stores this fall and was   reportedly previewed on a new Instagram account that has since been deleted. RiRi herself appeared on the feed, sharing her excitement for the collection. Will you be adding #FentyBeauty to your makeup bag? On this day 29 years ago,   Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born. (@llcoolj) February 20, 2017

Happy birthday to a down to earth boss bitch pheonix woman. ❄️
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A post shared by flo$$. I’m super excited about it,” the singer says in a video posted to the brand’s Instagram page ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rihanna’s collaborations with MAC were extremely successful so I see this going well too. So props to you if you got to see the “holographic” lipstick that appeared in one of the posts. #Rihanna #29 #Rihnavy #RobNRih
— R. Ballerific Beauty: Rihanna’s New Makeup Line To Hit Sephora – blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Rihanna has her hands in a little bit of everything.

Jg f. The tape also features appearances from G Perico, Smoke DZA, Scotty ATL and more. k camp – “rockstar crazy”

After releasing the audio during halftime of Super Bowl LI, K Camp has dropped the official video for his brand new single “Rockstar Crazy.”   Later this month, K Camp is also planning on releasing Kiss 4, the latest installment in his popular mixtape series he started in 2011. dave East- “Ain’t rich yet

Harlem’s Dave East is everywhere lately. curren$y   f. planet asia   – “pump fake”

Cali Agent Planet Asia has rolled through with a new video for “Pump Fake,” which comes from his most recent project,   Egyptian Merchandise, and is also the follow-up to last month’s “Chocolate Milk For My N***as.” Produced by DirtyDiggs, the song is flavored with plenty of reggae rhythms and as Jamaicans would say, “toasting.”
Geechi suede (camp lo)   – “gallery 77”

Camp Lo alum Geechi Suede dropped his latest solo album, 0.9 NyteLife FM, in December, which featured   21-tracks, including the singles “Sound of View” and “Phone Check.” The latest, “Gallery 77,” is brought to life in a new video that finds the seasoned MC exploring the sights of Paris, France, including the infamous Eiffel Tower. The DX Digest for Monday (February 20) finds The Roots hitting the basketball court for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game and executing an incredible performance of “The Evolution Of Greatness,” an original piece of music created specifically for the annual event. With its uplifting, almost nursery rhyme style rhythms, the song retains both a fun and serious tone at the same time. The video is the latest in a string of singles from Sosamann, including “Just Do It” and the 21 Savage-featuring, Nard & B-produced “Sauce Savage.”  
Lunchmoney lewis   – “donald”

Twenty-nine-year-old Miami native LunchMoney Lewis takes on the current political climate with “Donald,” a direct response to our current POTUS. Somehow, in between making their 12th studio album, End Game, and   juggling their commitment as   the   house band for   The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Roots were able to miraculously create a brand new composition (essentially a musical) for the pre-show event titled “The Evolution Of Greatness.”   Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, Black Panther/Fruitvale Station star Michael B. After teaming up with high-profile artists like Smoke DZA, Rick Ross and Pete Rock, he’s back with Profit on the new track “Ain’t Rich Yet,” which was produced by Cardiak and Cu Beatz. Rich The kid   – “birds in la”

Rich The Kid joins aspiring Tampa, Florida rapper JG for “Birds In LA,” which is produced by No Gen. The single is a first look into JG’s upcoming debut EP, 3 Feet From Gold, which is due out later this year on Field of Dreams Entertainment. The track comes on the heels of his latest self-titled project, which is expected to nab the number spot on the Billboard 200. Watch the fantastic performance above. ty & Corner   boy p- “NO   Role Models”

With production from Sonny Digital, Curren$y’s “No Role Models” also finds fellow Jet Life Recordings artists Corner Boy P and TY, and comes from Spitta’s latest mixtape, Jet Life All-Stars. ceelo green   – “power”

And just like that, CeeLo Green leaves Gnarly Davidson behind and returns to his more Goodie Mob-flavored roots with a video for “Power,” which may be closer to the CeeLo we once knew. Directed by Miles Cable, the subsequent video features a view of the expansive   Los Angeles skyline. The story of CeeLo just gets more and more layered as time moves along (and admittedly, this new track is much less bizarre   than “Jay-Z’s Girl”). Sauce Walka- “kasper”

Taylor Gang member Sosamann enlists his day-one, Sauce Walka, for “Kasper,” a visual from their breakout mixtape In Sauce We Trust. B-boys, a nod to electro-Hip Hop and old school boomboxes only made the experience sweeter. Profit f. Jordan, Jidenna, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and DJ Jazzy Jeff also contributed to the ensemble. blu & edo.g- “make the world go”

In support of Superior’s producer compilation, The Journey, the German beatsmith has shared the   Blu and Edo. THE ROOTS, DJ JAZZY JEFF & JIDENNA- “The evolution of Greatness”
Over the weekend, the 2017 NBA All-Star Game went down and there was as much action before tip-off   as there was during the game. FUTURE- “SUPER TRAPPER”

Future takes the crown back for trap music king with his new video for “Super Trapper.” Not surprisingly, the Freebandz leader is surrounded by half-naked women, luxury cars and even sharks (yes, sharks) as he raps from his elaborate mansion. Corey Lee- “Remember”

Produced by 808 Trel, “Remember” is the latest single from one of Philly’s hardest working artists, Corey Lee   and serves as the first single from Lee’s debut album, A Shot In The Dark. This time, he’s posted up in a   mansion in Medellin, Colombia delivering some no-frills rhymes aided by Philly rapper Tone Trump. Sosamann f. superior f. CeeLo Green also makes a return with “Power” after revealing his golden guy alter-ego Gnarly Davidson, Plant Asia drops a video for “Pump Fake” and Camp Lo’s Geechi Suede delivers “Gallery 77.” Music from Profit and Dave East, Superior with Edo.G and Blu, Curren$y, Sosamann, K Camp, LunchMoney Lewis, Corey Lee, and JG with Rich The Kid also pop up on the list. G-assisted banger, “Make The World Go.” The Journey is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms here, and can be purchased on vinyl in limited quantities via Below System Records. Nabbing the number two slot is Future’s “Super Trapper” video, which features the Freebandz king on top of the world as he lives the good life.

She was left physically unharmed but the thieves made off with an estimated $10 million in jewelry. Paris, France – Back in early January, an alarming 17 people were arrested in connection to Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery saga, with four of them eventually netting charges. Via People
On October 2, 2016, while attending Paris Fashion Week, Kardashian was reportedly gagged, tied up and robbed at gunpoint by at least five individuals posing as police officers. As the case shapes up for court, the French network TFI has released a string of photos they say stem from Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery, as well as an animated reenactment of how it all supposedly went down. Her husband Kanye West was performing in New York at the time for his Saint Pablo Tour and immediately cut his set short when he received the news.
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) February 18, 2017

RIP Clyde Stubblefield. (Funky Drummer) #GOAT
— Turntable Whisperer (@DJScratch) February 18, 2017

The Funky Funkiest Drummer Of All Time. RT @PublicEnemyFTP: R.I.P. Dre’s “Let Me Ride,” and N.W.A’s “Fuck Tha Police.” lists 1366 songs that sample the track. Clyde “Funky Drummer” Stubblefield, whose   rhythm patterns   are embedded in Hip Hop’s DNA, passed away from kidney failure on Saturday (February 18). Naturally, the Hip Hop community paid respects to the late, great beat machine, including Scarface, DJ Scratch, Biz Markie, Questlove, Chuck D, Sage Francis, Atmosphere, De La Soul’s Maseo, Cut Chemist, and Pharoahe Monch, among others. The Man who played the drum pattern that created Hip Hop. rest in peace Clyde Stubblefield
— dadmosphere (@atmosphere) February 19, 2017

RIP the OG Funky Drummer Clyde Stubblefield. Clyde Stubblefield thank you for everything you've…
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) February 18, 2017

R.I.P. As the drummer for James Brown, he was behind one of   Hip Hop’s most sampled songs, 1970s’ “Funky Drummer,” which has been used on classics like Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” and “Bring The Noise,” LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” Dr. After the @astablesound Axelrod tribute show I had to stop by @funkysole to pay tribute to #clydestubblefield ??
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RIP.. ?
This one hurts. Clyde Stubblefield one of the baddest drummers in Funk,Soul, and R&B
— DJ Maseo; DE LA SOUL (@DeLaSoulsDugout) February 18, 2017

Rest In Peace Clyde Stubblefield. — Sage Francis (@SageFrancis) February 19, 2017 There isn't an emcee worth their weight in dookie gold chains who hasn't represented over the Funky Drummer break. — Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) February 18, 2017

RIP Clyde Stubblefield, who created the hip-hop breakbeat, defined funky drumming, cold sweating, obscene soul, and everything else. #clydestubblefield #soul #hiphop #pocket #church #funk
— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) February 19, 2017

The Most Sampled Groove in the World: Clyde Stubblefield – John "Jabo" S…
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 19, 2017

give the drummer some. to the 'funky drummer' – Clyde Stubblefield – from the entire PE family.
— SCARFACE (@BrotherMob) February 19, 2017

RIP Clyde Stubblefield.

In other Dreamville releases, Bas dropped an album last year with   Too High to Riot   and singer Ari Lennox shared her   Pho EP. Cole took the nation by storm with his surprise album, 4 Your Eyez Only. This comes after J. is the newest member of his squad. Dreamville welcomed its newest signee this weekend and the label’s head honcho, J. @JIDsv. Welcome my dawg to @Dreamville
— J. The post comes with J.I.D.’s video for “Never.” The Atlanta rapper is a member of Spillage Village and shared his   Dicaprio   EP in 2015. The project topped Billboard’s 200 albums chart upon its debut in December. In a promotional video, J.I.D. Cozz and Omen are also signed to the Interscope-backed label. He then hops in the car with J. Cole, made the news official today (February 20) by announcing on Twitter that J.I.D. tells the story of how his Pontiac has followed him through his journey. Cole as they ride down the street. Cole (@JColeNC) February 20, 2017

His first project on Dreamville will be   The Never Story.

— JAY Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) February 18, 2017 More on that here. New Orleans, LA – Hip Hop was in full effect during this year’s NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans over President’s Day Weekend. "Put the album out" Jay Z to Jay Electronica last night. “I told the coach before I met him I wanted to play. When Jay Z wasn’t hanging with his pregnant wife Beyoncé and their daughter Blue Ivy during the actual NBA All Star Game, he hosted a TIDAL event where Jay Electronica made a very rare appearance. In late January, Master P mentioned he had plans for NBA All-Star Weekend including a casting call for his upcoming No Limit biopic. He said, ‘We’re going to make it happen.’ And that’s how I made the shot.”

More homegrown talent including Lil Wayne, Juvenile,   Mannie Fresh and Turk joined together (sans B.G.) for a Hot Boys reunion during a Beats event hosted by LeBron James. Robertson is a notable New Orleans Saints fan suffering from biliary atresia, a form of liver disease. Cash Money forever, Fuck Vlad and rest of U Culture Vultures
— Mikey Fresh (@MikeyFresh1) February 19, 2017

Meanwhile, DJ Khaled (another New Orleans native), assisted Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan with his slam dunk during the annual Dunk Contest. The city’s hometown hero even invited 14-year-old Jarrius Robertson to join the Celebrity All-Star Game, who subbed in and made an impressive basket. “I wanted to play,” Jarrius said during an interview. VIPs   from near and far all made their presence known in the Crescent   City. During the party, Hov told Electronica, “Let’s go put the album out.” Following nearly a decade of anticipation, there might be a chance that   Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)   may actually see the light of day.

The album is expected to sell up to 155,000 equivalent album units with 60,000 of those being pure album sales. and   Culture, landing at #1 upon their debuts. Future dropped his self-titled album with little promotion, but when it came out, he made headlines for seemingly clowning Desiigner on “Zoom”   and referencing Scottie Pippen/his wife Larsa on “Rent Money.”
Big Sean and Migos also broke the six-digit sales mark with their respective albums,   I Decided. Last year’s   EVOL   and 2015’s   Dirty Sprite 2 both hit #1. Future is projected to land his third #1 album with   FUTURE, according to Hits Daily Double. Future and Drake scored a #1 album with their collaborative   What a Time to be Alive project. FUTURE will be the Atlanta rapper’s third LP to top the Billboard 200.

“I don’t know that these people fully appreciate what’s going on tonight,” James said. was absent from the meetup due to his current incarceration, but the other three members did welcome Mannie Fresh during their onstage reunion. “We got mothafuckin Hot Boys in this mothafucka right now. I got to make sure—because this is my party—I got to make sure that people fully understand what’s going on tonight…I grew up on these boys right here.”

Lebron x Lil Wayne #BeatsxNola @beatsbydre @kingjames #nbaallstar
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Among the tracks the Hot Boys performed were “Go DJ” and “Still Fly.” Following the reunion, Lil Wayne expressed his gratefulness via Twitter. “thx to every single 1 of my bros that blessed the stage w me & turned a show to a movie I luv y’all!” Lil Wayne tweeted yesterday (February 19). Prior to gracing the stage with their performance, the Hot Boys received a gracious welcome from LeBron James, who served as host for the BeatsXNOLA event   and doted on growing up on the music of Hot Boys. — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) February 19, 2017

Additional video footage from the Hot Boys reunion is below. New Orleans, LA – With NBA All-Star Weekend having taken place in New Orleans this year, the star-studded weekend, which ran from February 17-19, was one filled with several Hip Hop highlights. and Turk. thx to every single 1 of my bros that blessed the stage w me & turned a show to a movie I luv y'all! The sound that @manniefresh for Wayne
— Vibe Magazine (@VibeMagazine) February 19, 2017

Cash Money
— Vibe Magazine (@VibeMagazine) February 19, 2017

Cash Money forever, Fuck Vlad and rest of U Culture Vultures
— Mikey Fresh (@MikeyFresh1) February 19, 2017

Cash Money
— Vibe Magazine (@VibeMagazine) February 19, 2017

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz LeBron James beats party French Quarters New Orleans all-star weekend Saturday Night Live @HairWeaveKiller @liltunechi @kingjames but wait Fat Joe DJ Khaled Remy Ma Mannie Fresh Steve Stoute juvenile all hit the stage among other celebrities wait for it #BEATS thank you Daryl Butler and of course without Erika Presley I would never have made it into this event Epic night Check out and
A post shared by Johnny Nunez (@johnnynunez) on Feb 19, 2017 at 12:30am PST B.G. One of grandest moments was an impromptu reunion between the Hot Boys, the New Orleans-based group comprised of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G.

Of course, the Future Hive resumed their mission elsewhere in her profile. He blew up   The Real Housewives of Miami star’s Instagram by simply leaving a yellow heart emoji captioned with “Forever” in the comments of one of her latest thirst traps. The Gram – “Rent Money,” the opening cut from Future’s recently released self-titled album, raised more than a few eyebrows with the obvious shot toward Scottie Pippen and his formerly estranged wife, Larsa: “I make the blogs with ya bitch cause I’m ruthless.”
As it stands, Future’s pettiness knows no end. I fuck dem Super Bowl bitches down in Houston
I got this Westside freakin’ like boostin’
I built my empire up like Lucious
Ayy gimme pounds, gimme bricks, I’m a nuisance
I make the blogs with ya bitch cause I’m ruthless
I make the blogs with ya bitch cause I’m ruthless
He ends the verse with a basketball reference:
I just slam dunked ya bitch hall of fame
The sensationalism dates back to October 2016 when the NBA legend filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 20 years and all signs pointed to an affair with Future Hendrix, although neither Larsa or the Dirty Sprite mixer have publicly copped to the claims. A week before Valentine’s Day, the pair reconciled and Scottie rechristened the union with a huge diamond ring. It didn’t take long for Instagram lurkers to light up her notifications, and Larsa attempted to nip the frenzy in the bud by turning off the comments for that particular post.

Chance The Rapper Continues To Make History With “Coloring Book”
Chance The Rapper saw an 87 percent spike in the sales for   Coloring Book, the project that won Best Rap Album at the Grammys, as it lands at #22 on this week’s chart. The singer sees her   LEMONADE   project landing at #9 this sales cycle with a 190 percent increase. Beyoncé Soars With “LEMONADE”
Beyoncé had a significant leap in album sales last week, going from #49 to #33. Migos’   Culture charts at #4 in its third week with 58,897 album units, a 14 percent decrease. The   61,679 equivalent album units the project pushed led to a 59 percent drop from last week. While Queen Bey didn’t take home that trophy, she did take home two others. His last LP, 2015’s   Tetsuo & Youth,   reached the #14 spot while his highest-charting album is 2011’s   Lasers,   which topped the chart. Meanwhile, Big Sean and Migos   drop down in their sales. #2 Bruno Mars —   24K Magic — 65,554 (36,213) [20,827,936]
#3 Big Sean —   I Decided. The project sold   38,066 equivalent album units and was nominated for Album of the Year. The hype had fans purchasing   29,371 albums and streaming the project 1.4 million times. Of course, this is without a single traditional album sale. But it was streamed 33 million times to make   22,100 equivalent album units. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets. Migos & Big Sean Slip Slightly
Big Sean’s   I Decided. All of this follows the debut of the Fifty Shades Darker   soundtrack, which takes the top spot this week on Billboard’s 200 albums chart. Lupe Fiasco’s “DROGAS Light” Makes Debut
Lupe Fiasco’s DROGAS Light   hits the #28 spot its first week on the chart. Oh, and Lupe Fiasco’s DROGAS Light makes its debut at #28. Both projects were streamed more than 60 million times each. Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 02/16/2017
Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. lands in the #3 spot this week after debuting at the top spot last sales cycle. The 59th Annual Grammys were one to remember for Hip Hop fans as Chance The Rapper made history and Beyoncé wowed with her performance, which gave both significant sales spikes. — 61,679 (12,076) [66,355,360]
#4 Migos —   Culture   — 58,897 (5,551) [69,308,418]
#5 The Weeknd —   Starboy — 53,987 (13,738) [44,458,252]
#9 Beyoncé —   LEMONADE —   38,066 (29,371) [1,405,550]
#11 Post Malone —   Stoney   — 28,877 (2,826) [34,236,511]
#15 Drake –   VIEWS   — 26,770   (5,275)   [28,716,814]
#21 Rihanna —   Anti   — 22,205 (4,098) [18,702,159]
#22 Chance The Rapper —   Coloring Book —   22,100 (0) [33,150,345]
#28 Lupe Fiasco —   DROGAS Light   —   18,868 (12,966) [6,838,356]
  As the Chicago rapper’s first independent project, it pushed   18,868 equivalent album units with 6.8 million streams.

If found guilty, Taxstone is looking at a maximum of 10 years for each of the two charges he faces. Federal prosecutors believe that the burgeoning social media personality was in illegal possession of the 9-millimeter Kel-Tec semiautomatic handgun found in the vehicle   used to transport rapper Troy Ave to the hospital after the deadly shooting of Ave’s friend and bodyguard, Ronald “Banga”   McPhatter. Taxstone was arrested in January of this year, and is currently being held without bail. Podcast host   Taxstone has been indicted roughly one month after being arrested in connection with the deadly shooting that took place at New York City music venue Irving Plaza last May. Days after he was arrested, it was reported that a judge chose not to grant his $500,000 bail. Upon his arrest, it was revealed that Taxstone’s DNA was believed to have been found on “the trigger, hand grip and magazine” of the handgun that killed McPhatter backstage at a concert at Irving Plaza   in May 2016. The semiautomatic gun was also said to have been obtained from out of state, according to court documents. According to documents from   Bossip, a federal jury indicted the Tax Season host on the following charges: being a felon in possession of a firearm and receiving a gun through interstate commerce.

The Audiomack leak of   Red Friday has gone missing, but fans can still buy   the project for $7.99 on iTunes or stream it on Spotify. Collectors respect the classics and prices reflect what certain projects mean to the culture. To make up for the overall reduction in sales, some Hip Hop artists have tried a novel approach to keeping their wallets fat: just charge more. The grand prize contributor — who gave a   donation of $10,000 — received Dave’s platinum plaque recognizing 1 million sales for the group’s debut album,   3 Feet High and Rising. He claimed Jay Z copped 100 copies, which helped the Los Angeles rapper net $100,000 through his #Proud2Pay initiative. Krayzie Bone told HipHopDX in 2014 that the project is called   E.1999/Legends   and gave an update last year. If you’re a commoner like we are, feel free to stream the project here or buy it on iTunes for a more reasonable $10. The higher-tier prizes also came with an autographed CD and advanced digital download of And the Anonymous Nobody. And you can go and sell the album for whatever you want to sell it for to make your money.”
De La Soul – “And The Anonymous Nobody”
Among the many Hip Hop projects that have hit Kickstarter, De La Soul’s has to be the most successful. Autographed vinyl copies of   The College Dropout and   808s & Heartbreak are priced at $600 each. “We kinda backed off of that because our fans is real sensitive,” Krayzie Bone said. Discogs says an original copy is valued at $1,000. They was like ‘What you mean you gon’ charge us a million dollars for your album?’ I’m like ‘Y’all don’t even understand what we saying right now.’ So we kinda backed up off of it. Then the story took a strange twist when it was revealed that the   buyer was none other than Martin Shkreli, the notorious former pharmaceutical exec and one of Hip Hop’s most hated villains. YG – “Red Friday”

YG saluted his fellow Cali rapper when he sold   his   Red Friday mixtapes for $100 each last November through Nipsey Hussle’s Proud 2 Pay. Shoutout to Nip & Proud2Pay tho!”
The price has now dropped to $100 but Starlito says he has a surprise for the mega-fan who copped the $1,000 LP. Wu-Tang Clan made headlines when it sold its one-of-a-kind   Once Upon A Time In Shaolin   for $2 million in 2015. The Compton MC only made 1,400 physical “kopies” of the project available at a meet and greet in Oakland. Wu-Tang Clan – “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin”
This one will go down in the history books for sure. Or if that’s too much for you, Amazon has it available starting at $7,126.49. It’s still an option on the table, but we looking at other options as well … Still thinking about how to make it work in a much more effective way … We basically telling them ‘Okay, you own it for whatever you paid it for. Nipsey continued his run with 2014’s   Mailbox Money, which he sold sold for   $1,000 each. What’s even more special is that the cover art for “Beat Bop” is drawn by Jean-Michel Basquiat (notice the signature crown at the top), who funded the record and even produced the beat. Let us know in the comments below. With streaming now   the most popular way to consume music, many fans aren’t bothering to buy full albums anymore — and the track-by-track availability of music further disrupts pure album sales. The legendary group   raised $600,874 through   a crowd-funding campaign   and ultimately landed a Best Rap Album Grammy-nomination for   And the Anonymous Nobody, which dropped last year. The group offered a variety of incentives to help raise the money, starting at a thank you email for $5 and a physical copy of the LP for $25. Pricey yes, but still a priceless   part of history. 50 Cent & DJ Whoo Kid – “The Best of 50 Cent”

For the die-hard 50 Cent fan, you can buy   a limited edition copy of DJ Whoo Kid’s   Best of 50 Cent mixtape from 2008 for only $7,131.48 on eBay. “[P]eople will credit Nipsey Hussle for it when I got it from something I read about a rock band. Starlito released his   Manifest Destiny album on February 14 and the initial price tag on BandCamp was   a cool grand. “I did it first   in 2012 (Mental WARfare) for $100 & funded two scholarships with the return,” the Tennessee rapper told XXL. Kanye West Signed Vinyls
While Kanye West’s   The Life of Pablo   would top a list of craziest rollouts, and a digital download from his website is still a pricey $20, two of his other projects are going for a lot more on eBay. “And our fans flipped the hell out. Fans who bought   the project   were also invited to a special listening session. Rammellzee vs. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – “E.1999/Legends”
Not to be outdone by their fellow rap group, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony has said that its final album will be a one-of-a-kind project that will be   auctioned for a price tag of $1 million. Nipsey Hussle first sold his   Crenshaw album for $100 apiece in 2013. Starlito – “Manifest Destiny”

This is the latest album to be going for the hefty price of $1,000. Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo took fans shoe, toy and record shopping, respectively. K-Rob – ‎”Beat Bop”

This is a prized rap album because only 500 were made in 1983 when the two rappers battled it out for 10 minutes on wax. Check out some of the most expensive rap albums below. Only a prayer that Shkreli will one day release the project for all to enjoy. High price points on limited album runs bring   exclusivity and allow fans with the right means to show their appreciation for the music. No easy iTunes link or Spotify stream here. Know any others? Get it or die tryin’. Nipsey Hussle – “Crenshaw”
He’s what many consider the godfather of this whole movement. And of course, music can gain value over time. For donations of $2,000, five lucky fans spent quality time with each member of the group.

Lil Yachty – 24, 926 (154, 165)
#10. Big Sean – “Bounce Back” – 23, 568 (285, 261)
See   last week’s Hip Hop Single Sales report   here. Migos Remains At #2 Spot
Although it’s been on the chart for a healthy 15 weeks and counting, Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” refuses to take a break in the sales department. Drake – “Fake Love” – 25, 059 (674, 980)
#9. The Weeknd f. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad And Boujee” – 40, 857 (585,311)
#3. Big Sean f. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming” –33,328 (297, 234)
#5. Migos holds on to the #2 spot with the Lil Uzi Vert-assisted “Bad and Boujee,” and Machine Gun Kelly’s “Bad Things” gets bumped two spots down to #3 in the sales rankings. The single sold 40,857 units, a four percent drop from their previous sales total. Big Sean Debuts At #1 On The Singles Chart
The buzz around “No Favors” was mostly about Eminem’s blistering anti-Ann Coulter verse and shot at President Donald Trump. Kyle – “iSpy” f. The controversial single sold 45,290 units for the week ending   February 9. Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” – 32, 393 (1,116,012)
#7. Amine – “Caroline” – 30, 857 (586, 151)
#8. Big Sean’s “No Favors” with Eminem debuts at the #1 spot after his single “Bounce   Back” was hanging around at position #11 last week, putting three digital singles from his latest album I Decided in the Top 25. Machine Gun Kelly f. Migos f. Migos saw a slight drop in sales with MGK seeing a double-digit drop in the gold-selling single. Camila Cabello – “Bad Things” – 33, 604 (629, 681)
#4. Machine Gun Kelly Drops To #3
In its 17-week stay, Machine Gun Kelly’s Camila Cabello-assisted “Bad Things” sold 33,605 units, a sharp 21 percent drop in sales from last week. The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop   Single Sales For Week Ending 02/09/2017
#1. Rihanna – “Love On The Brain” – 33,324 (604, o22)
#6. Eminem   – “No Favors”   – 45, 290 (First Week)

He added, “I’m not the first nigga he bit, nor will i be the last, drake a pussy nigga money don’t buy you respect.”
XXXTENTACION finalized his salvo by saying Drake’s career is “almost over” and even used the Canadian superstar’s “Fake Love” single in the form of a dig. “Now this pussy nigga trying to play it save and play it innocent, but it’s cool we all know “hot line bling” was a bite of ‘chacha’,” echoing a popular sentiment about how the Grammy-winning Best Rap Song   of 2016 sounded similar to D.R.A.M.’s catchy track. Free da xxxster ?2®. “Look At Me!” was released to SoundCloud in December 2015 and has accumulated almost 20 million plays since. The teenager took to Twitter recently and lashed out at the OVO honcho, calling him a “pussy nigga” and accusing him of   using his long-buzzing   “Look   At Me!” track as inspiration for the new song. None of that has   slowed down XXX’s notoriety among the rap elite including support from A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, and Lil Uzi Vert. — Uzi London ++® (@LILUZIVERT) February 1, 2017 Toward the end of last month, Drake unleashed a new track during a tour stop in Amsterdam   that immediately sparked chatter he stole a rap pattern from XXXTENTACION, a rising rapper out of Florida. The 19-year-old artist posted a series of shots toward Drake on Twitter Sunday afternoon (Feb. XXX has been jailed throughout much of his recent rise to popularity, and is apparently   still in a Broward County jail awaiting trial for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. 19), including a now-deleted tirade that read: “I’m not gonna twitter rap with niggas for stealing my flow, I slap niggas don’t come to Florida,” adding, “It’s funny how the industry let this pussy Nigga sit at the top for so long, all y’all suck kill yourselves, Meh dun chat.”
XXXTENTACION resurfaced later with another barrage of anti-Drake tweets. The track recently hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time this month — coming in at #95 — no doubt helped by the allegations levied by fans that Drake borrowed elements for his unnamed song.

West also   took shots at Drake and DJ Khaled’s dominance on radio, prompting a stern response from Drake, saying in the interview that he didn’t understand why the shot took place. Drake explained that Jay’s lack of a full verse and other miscommunications led to him finishing the song for the album without the guest spots. He added, “When somebody makes a decision to say ‘Alright everybody’s supporting this guy, maybe I should be the guy to go against him,’ or they just have a series of events that gets them aggravated enough to do that, that’s what happens you know and unfortunately on display for the world, that was a terrible impulsive decision because you weren’t ready.”
Drake told Semtex that someone in the industry who is known for winning such verbal battles gave him advice to “finish this forever” but declined to say who it was. Dre had him fax lyrics and join the Detox writing camp, getting paid $10,000, and eventually losing that deal because he blew off studio time to stunt with a girlfriend in Los Angeles. So when I heard Jay had two bars, I was like, alright it is what it is, it’s cool I like that, it’s a little intro and Kanye goes off. “It was a huge life lesson for me and I still have that … Actually, when Dre came out at The Forum, I brought him the $10,000 [check][because] I had saved the actual hard copy of it, even though I got the money for it, they let me keep a copy of the [check],” Drake said. The OVO captain’s latest chat with   DJ Semtex on Saturday’s edition of OVO Sound Radio zeroed in on   Kanye West’s onstage verbal attack last November, and their talk expanded into the Meek Mill beef and much more. The album version of the track had no features, but an earlier version of the song featured The Throne, the duo consisting of West and Jay Z. The interview, which took place last Monday (Feb. And then you know I’m not really sure the details between how that conversation was miscommunicated or what they were going through at that time, or what anybody felt towards me or whatever it was,” Drake said. “You can ask me about a bunch of people in this interview and you can literally ask me what my problem is with them and I’ll tell you I don’t have one,” explained Drake. He said there’s no hate in his heart toward Meek, but he was out for revenge and felt that the rapper’s attack on his writing ability could have potentially ended the validity of his career. “I don’t know, I think everybody has their own little things going on, I’m not really sure what he’s referring to half the time, because in the same breath, I went from being … like working on a project with him, to him sorta publicly shitting on me and DJ Khaled for being on the radio too much,” said Drake. Check out a full transcript of the interview on DJ Semtex’s website. 13), opened with DJ Semtex reminding Drake of an interview the pair did years back that inspired the goodwill of the VIEWS   artist to reach out and connect once more. Switching gears to West, Drake mentioned a miscommunication he had with the Chicago artist regarding the track “Pop Style” from the VIEWS   album. And while the relentless “Back To Back” truly signaled a win for Drake, he said the events took an emotional toll on him. “Yeah, I was dealing directly with Ye and that’s the version that he sent me and that was what we talked about and he was like ‘Man you know this is like ‘Pop Style’ featuring The Throne? Drake   has become infamous for his scarcity on the interview front but has used the platform in recent times to share with fans his thoughts on what’s being going on behind the scenes. West ranted last year at varying intervals regarding music politics, which may have been alluding to the “Pop Style” omission. Another highlight of the interview was the much-discussed Meek Mill clash and Drake didn’t bite his tongue about   the Philadelphia rapper. This is huge,’ and I was excited obviously — anybody would be excited to see them link back up. The discussion ranged from Drake’s early rise and how Dr. And then I didn’t know what I was gonna hear.