If the trend remains as follows, fans could come to expect more of the darkness from Sweatshirt along with the lyricism that’s made him the underground hero he is today. The direction of Sweatshirt’s music became decidedly darker as he distanced himself from his Odd Future stylings of the past. In a cryptic tweet posted today, the California rapper announced that he’s back in the lab cooking up a new project for the masses. making the album for you rn
— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) February 27, 2017

Sweatshirt, who celebrated his 23rd birthday last Friday, has been (characteristically) quiet with new music over the last year, occasionally popping up with a new verse. Earl Sweatshirt made a splash on the major label side of things back in 2013 with his studio album debut Doris and 2015’s follow-up, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. He shared a   King Krule-produced outtake called   “Death Whistles”   on his Red Bull Music Academy show last September and dropped a feature   alongside Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul on Danny Brown’s “Really Doe”   shortly after.

Last week, Yeezy scored a tiny victory when a federal judge granted his request that lawyers for Presser depose him in Los Angeles rather than   New York. The judge took into consideration the fact West lives in California with his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, and their two children, according to the New York Post. Last spring, with no final agreement reached, Presser pressed harder and sued. Presser is suing West for   $2.5 million for copyright infringement, claiming “New Slaves” uses 85 seconds of Presser’s original, which amounts to more than one-third of the song. Without a composer’s permission, samplings of any length break copyright law despite the false belief   samples of five seconds, or eight bars, are permissible. Los Angeles, CA – When Hungarian rock star Gabor Presser claimed Kanye West ripped off his 1969 composition, “Gyöngyhajú Lány” (“The Girl with Pearly Hair”), for his 2013 hit,   “New Slaves,” the allegation eventually made it to court. A May 15 trial date has been set. This all could have been avoided as in May 2013, a mere five days after West kicked off a 66-city   tour in support of the Yeezus album (which is where “New Slaves” comes from),   a lawyer for West emailed Presser in Budapest to say his client “would like to work out a deal,” as the court papers claim. Yeezy’s lawyers then sent the man a $10,000 “advance,” which Presser denies ever accepting although he continued to attempt to work out a deal.

So perhaps   Ellen is not our best source of Hip Hop information. Future is already projected to make history with back-to-back #1 albums with   FUTURE landing at the top of the Billboard 200 chart today (February 27) and   HNDRXX   expected to nab the #1 spot next week, according to Hits Daily Double. FUTURE   landed at #1 today with   140,352 equivalent album units and its follow-up is projected to sell a little less with   125,000 units. The description for the appearance originally said that he “is attempting to have three #1 albums in a row in three weeks.”
It should be noted that the blurb also says   HNDRXX is “upcoming.” It dropped Friday. The Dungeon Family member is already set to make history with   FUTURE and   HNDRXX   going back-to-back with #1 debuts for both albums. According to the   Ellen   website, the Freebandz leader is scheduled to perform on the show Thursday (March 2). Despite the lower sales figures, the streets of Twitter seemed to eat up the emotionally-charged   HNDRXX. https://t.co/wKpVhAtIMz pic.twitter.com/tk8ilCXHUo"
— A Saleh (@Dude_Br0) February 27, 2017

The FADER also separately reports that Future’s team confirmed to the publication that he is not releasing a third album this week. Billboard points out that Future’s manager, Anthony Saleh, posted on Twitter that reports of a third album were “FALSE.”
FALSE "@thefader: Future is releasing another album this week, according to The Ellen Show. But there were rumors circulating that the Atlanta Super Trapper might not stop there, with some outlets speculating that Future had a third album up his sleeve this week. The website has been updated now to scrub out any reference to a third album.

— 48,842 (13,071) [47,426,482]
#13 Post Malone —   Stoney   — 27,741 (2,539) [34,195,070]
#15 Drake –   VIEWS   — 23,937 (4,021)   [27,301,296]
#21 Chance The Rapper —   Coloring Book — 20,720 (0) [31,080,485]
#22 Beyoncé —   LEMONADE — 20,698 (15,965) [1,220,138]
#23 Rihanna —   Anti   — 20,424 (3,556) [18,050,977] Jidenna and Fat Joe and Remy Ma make appearances down the chart with the debut of their   Chief and   Plata o Plomo albums, respectively. The Weeknd, Migos and Big Sean follow in the Top 10 while Chance The Rapper and Beyoncé still maintain numbers from their Grammy momentum. The   7,070 album sales and 5.6 million streams were fodder for Nicki Minaj to clap back at Remy after her scathing “SHETHER” diss track. The song peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 in 2015. While there was some confusion as to who won Best Picture at the Oscars last night, there is no question who runs the rap game this week as Future gets another #1 placement on Billboard’s Top 200. His joint project with Drake,   What a Time to be Alive, also topped the chart upon its 2015 release. This is the Atlanta star’s third #1 solo album, following   Dirty Sprite 2 and   EVOL. The self-titled LP sold an impressive   140,352 equivalent album units with 60,000 album sales and 109 million streams. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets. The Terror Squad rappers failed to deliver on the hype from lead single “All the Way Up,” which got them nominated for the Grammys. The project pushed   13,312 units with   8,387 albums and 6 million streams. #1 Future —   Future —   140,352 (60,389) [108,954,507]
#2 Bruno Mars —   24K Magic — 59,270 (30,025) [23,214,940]
#4 The Weeknd —   Starboy — 50,361 (12,047) [44,791,297]
#5 Migos —   Culture   — 50,140 (4,377) [59,206,735]
#6 Big Sean —   I Decided. Jidenna Debuts At #38
Jidenna nabs the #38 spot with his debut album, The Chief. Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 02/23/2017
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. But we already knew Remy’s chart-standing…
Future Is #1 Right Now
Future has scored his third #1 album with   FUTURE. None of these figures include sales from his hit single “Classic Man,” which does not appear on the album. DX wasn’t too impressed with   Plata   as a whole and gave it a 3.2 rating. Fat Joe & Remy Ma Are Some Of   The Way Up At #44
Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s   Plata o Plomo   album lands at the #44 spot its debut week with   11,95 units.

“I have seen [Get Out] play with audiences. #LosAngeles I saw @chancetherapper's post on #TheShadeRoom earlier & got inspired so in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth & in support of the homie "Peele" from @keyandpeele I bought out the entire @ipictheaters Westwood so 44 people can go see the movie #GetOut tonite free of charge ON ME !!! ? Get your @GetOutMovie tickets here ? https://t.co/hrblg6qIGk pic.twitter.com/0EDhIoTJRI
— Fandango (@Fandango) February 25, 2017 No backpacks, excessive baggy jeans nor outside food or beverages are allowed as they reserve the right to refuse service to anyone….. You better stay WOKE! “It’s entertaining, it’s thought-provoking, and it’s subversive,” Universal’s domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou told Variety. Last week, Get Out joined the likes of Citizen Kane and Singing in the Rain as one of the few films to earn a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. Food, beverage, gratuity and taxes are not included. The tally is especially impressive when one factors in the long shadow Oscar Weekend cast over the entire universe of film. @Sir_AsifIqbal @HaileyGoodner & the team will take care of you upon arrival & I hope you all enjoy the movie as I haven't even seen it yet myself but have heard great things & am always down to support friends & a cause… this is how #HipHop should support one another so again shout to the good brotha @chancetherapper for the inspiration ???????? #GetOut #Peele #BlackExcellence #HipHop #Support #PayItForward #iPicTheatres @therobinhoodproject
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The film’s good reputation among fans (an A- on Cinemascore) actually preceded its acclaim among   critics. Chance loved the film so much   that he actually bought out all the showings at a hometown Chicago theater and urged people to tell a friend to tell a friend to go check it out. aka act like you got some sense…. The inventive horror film, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Lil Rel Howery and LaKeith Stanfield, raked in $30.5 million over the weekend at the box office, according to the figures made available to Variety. Los Angeles, CA – Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, has the entire movie world buzzing — and for good reason. They enjoy themselves and they’re telling their friends.”

Jordan Peele Explains Why Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” Was Perfect For “Get Out”
Those audiences also included the members of the Hip Hop community as both Chance The Rapper and Snoop Dogg (along with HipHopDX) hosted their own screenings with guests that ranged from Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, Christina Milian and several members of the cast. this is 1st come 1st serve & after 10pm this free offer will expire so be early or on time….. I bought all the tickets to #GetOut at Chatham Theatre on 87th Just pull up with ID and enjoy the movie. When you arrive, go to the front desk with your identification to get your ticket… One person per ticket & if you're bringing a date, friend etc, they must be present to redeem their on ticket….. Sometimes it’s best to just listen to Childish Gambino. — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 26, 2017

The generous act from the newly minted Grammy Award-winner prompted horror   movie fan Twista to speak up:
@chancetherapper we gotta keep this going I got the next movie
— Twista (@TWISTAgmg) February 26, 2017

And for The Game to do the   same thing for his hometown of L.A.

Definitely told her that before … I grabbed her thigh at that party. “I believe that because we would go out and have drinks and we had a good time, that people got jealous at the time. Remember? After a tumultuous weekend on Twitter, Hot 97 personality Ebro Darden   took the opportunity to address Remy Ma’s “SHETHER” track on air during Monday’s episode of “Ebro In The Morning.”
The radio host, who is name dropped on one of the record’s most notorious lines, was directly asked by Peter Rosenberg if he has ever had “a romantic relationship in any way with Nicki Minaj.”
Ebro took inspiration from former President Bill Clinton with his reply, responding, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman in any way, shape, or form.”
He did fess up to meeting with Nicki publicly on several occasions, and added that alcohol was involved. “I’ve definitely told her her ass was fat. In terms of a physical relationship, he revealed that the furthest he’s ever gone with the Jamaica, Queens rapper was a thigh grab. When she came in that outfit. I definitely believe that,” he said. The Halloween party.”
The Hot 97 radio host later explained that he thought the jealousy of one of Nicki’s exes — “possibly” Safaree Samuels — is how Remy’s “you cheated on your man with Ebro” line worked its way onto   the diss track. Ebro, who referred to Remy as a liar on Twitter, later explained that he has no beef with the rapper, and even informed listeners that he texted Papoose asking him to “give Remy the biggest fist bump for me.”
Listen to audio from Ebro’s interview on his relationship with Nicki Minaj below. “I’ve never been alone with Nicki Minaj … I’ve never sexted Nicki,” Ebro said.

After Nicki demanded on Twitter that Trey Songz deny the rumor, the singer posted a video confirming his respect for both Nicki and Remy and clarifying that “No matter what you heard, I ain’t never had sex with Nicki, so let’s dead that shit now.” The tone that Trey Songz has taken on Twitter would suggest that the tape is news to him — though he hasn’t outright denied its existence. Over the weekend it emerged that one of the players in the whole drama, Trey Songz, might have a sex tape doing the rounds. Shit getting interesting – Tremaine The Album 3.24
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) February 26, 2017

Shameless with the plugs. They just giving the press to me ?????Tremaine The Album – 3.24.17
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) February 27, 2017

 
Part of the reason this is all so interesting is because just before the video leaked, Remy Ma claimed that Trey Songz had had sex with Nicki Minaj, something that Trey Songz took too long to deny for Nicki Minaj’s liking. Remy Ma busted open a whole can of worms when she dropped “ShETHER,” a diss track dragging Nicki Minaj to hell and back. Instead, the singer laughed it off and used the opportunity and free press to promote his upcoming   Tremaine   album. Heard I got a sextape! The 13-second clip doesn’t show much except for the actual sex (which is too graphic to post here), but fans have done forensics on the arm tattoo and voice of the man involved and believe it is the “Bottoms Up” singer.

'Moonlight', you guys won Best Picture. Hollywood, CA – The 2017 Oscars ended in an almighty mess early on Monday morning (February 27) as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced that La La Land   had won Best Picture. In tears, yes damnit! Here’s the moment that it all went nuts on the Oscars stage tonight:
'La La Land' producer: "There's a mistake. This is not a joke." #Oscars pic.twitter.com/vl9PzgBaVW
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017

Watching the #Oscars producers slowly tell the #LaLaLand team they didn't win Best Picture is WILD. @jimmykimmel we really got them! As the La La Land cast and crew began to deliver their victory speeches, an interruption occurred somewhere in the back of the crowd and it was announced that the prestigious award had actually gone to Moonlight, which had won Best Original Screenplay earlier in the evening. Keep your eyes on the background pic.twitter.com/3TRUWZAMjH
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) February 27, 2017

And of course, Twitter reacted with its trademark savagery…
pic.twitter.com/1vAfASXQl7
— Moe Killington (@sporker_) February 27, 2017

I wrote the ending of the academy awards 2017. Confusion spread through the stage as host Jimmy Kimmel was forced to assure the Moonlight crew that it wasn’t a joke or a stunt (he later jokingly blamed Steve Harvey; a reference to his infamous Miss Universe disaster), beckoning them onto the stage. #Moonlight cannot be denied… WINNER!! Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 27, 2017

And the Academy Award for Best Picture goes too… pic.twitter.com/iS9jTutURd
— Tom Knight (@TJ_Knight) February 27, 2017

Upon further review, the Best Picture winner is Gary from Chicago pic.twitter.com/PJfOZa5piu
— J.A. Emma Stone had won Best Actress in the previous presentation. WINNER!! Madness aside, the win capped a magnificent evening for Moonlight, wherein actor Mahershala Ali became the first-ever Muslim to win an Oscar when he took the title of Best Supporting Actor. Left the stage with it. — M. Beatty briefly took the microphone to explain that when he opened his envelope, the card read “Emma Stone — La La Land,” thus prompting his and Dunaway’s announcement. — Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 27, 2017

Leo put the card back in the envelope. Adande (@jadande) February 27, 2017

Steve Harvey right now pic.twitter.com/KaFR4G8LOm
— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) February 27, 2017

Yesssss!! Heads are gonna roll. Tynes (@TylerRickyTynes) February 27, 2017

In amongst the celebrations of anyone who is Team Moonlight, the La La Land crew and cast appeared to be devastated, still consoling each other in the theater a half an hour after the show had been brought to a close. He must've given it to a producer who accidentally gave it to Beatty #Oscars pic.twitter.com/HZimvPml45
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 27, 2017

YOOOOO THE SEASON FINALE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS SO LIT
— Tyler R. In his acceptance speech, Mahershala Ali paid tribute to the characters in "Moonlight" #Oscars https://t.co/nBMT6E5Hd6 pic.twitter.com/7qNGWxpVjN
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) February 27, 2017

Since the ceremony ended the internet has exploded, settling somewhere in the space between jubilation and not knowing what the hell just happened. Team LLL still consoling each other in theater. You couldn't have a worse possible f-up if you tried. WINNER!!! @BandryBarry & the entire cast and crew CONGRATS! pic.twitter.com/UUr6dlKF9S
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) February 27, 2017

 

Among them:
-Claiming that Meek was behind Nicki’s house getting broken into and trashed
-Claiming that Meek refuses to fight him
-Claiming that Meek owes his popularity to his relationship with Nicki
He also made some overt passes at Nicki, tagging her, hashtagging #HeyBigHead, and telling Meek, “I shoulda never took my hands from around Nicki that day we shot #PillsNPotions… that was the last time she been held by a REAL NIGGA !!!”
Interestingly, the rant came only a few hours after he posted about going to church. At the time of publication, Meek has yet to respond or delete his Instagram. The latest combatant to enter the arena is The Game, who jumped into the fight fingers-first, re-opening the can of worms   whoopass from his last beef with Meek Mill. Now she gone & all you can do is try & shit on her every chance you get over social media ?? Had a bomb ass woman & blew it cause you wasn't man enough to return the love that was given…. @nickiminaj agrees with @losangelesconfidential about @meekmill being wrong ???
A post shared by Fameolous Entertainment (@fameolousent_) on Feb 26, 2017 at 3:50pm PST

But perhaps most interestingly: the one person that Game follows on the social media service? bird ass bum #NickiBirthedYou #WhatREALMANwannaSeeHisGirlHurting ??? The two had a blowup in September 2016, as Game waged war with the Dreamchasers boss in his “92 Bars” attack and throughout the lead-up to the release of his 1992 album. she the only reason you lasted long enough to beef wit me & trust me, the day is coming where I throw yo lil punk ass over 6 cars !!! #OnlySoLongFakeThugsCanPretend
A post shared by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Feb 26, 2017 at 3:23pm PST

Aside from throwing the terms “hoe,” “rat,” “bitch,” and “pussy” in Meek’s direction, he also makes several specific accusations. Woke up this morning on my way to church feeling Godly ?? #LifeIsGood #MalcolmXVibe [snapchat: airthuggin]
A post shared by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:09am PST

Also of interest, as Fameolous pointed out, Nicki Minaj liked the post. Reposting a screenshot of Ebro’s Instagram meme that Meek Mill had “liked” (a Mortal Kombat fatality sequence with Remy’s character brutalizing Nicki), The Game took the side of his “Pills N Potions” video co-star, going on a more than 300-word rant in the caption. instead of leaving yo bum ass like she should've, she held yo skinny rat face havin ass down !!! Yep, you guessed it. What type of nigga wanna see the girl that gave him everything he got hurt.. The Nicki Minaj/Remy Ma beef is turning into an all out war, with Trey Songz, Hot 97’s Ebro, Papoose   and   Meek Mill   all getting dragged into it whether they like it or not. Instead of being a REAL NIGGA & leaving the situation with ya head up standing tall, you in ya feelings so you get her house robbed & do fuck nigga shit fronting for the followers she gave you… liking pictures & leaving comments on posts that disrespect the woman who gave you life, actually loved yo dusty ass, bought you shit you couldn't ever afford on yo own & even stood by your side when Drizzy bodied you.. #NiggasIsTheNewBitches #OurDayIsComingSoon #DickChaser #ThemHerFollowers #iRememberWhenYouHad600ThousandB4Her #KeepRidinDirtBikesWitYoNutsOnNiggasButts #NickiGetYouAREALMAN #HeyBigHead ? @nickiminaj Nigga you would've died after Drizzy bodied you if Nicki wasn't on ya arm lil ungrateful pussy…. This the type of hoe shit I hate… This lil bitch @meekmill aka Meesha salty cause his woman left em. you a ? ass nigga, won't fight me, but quick to tell Drake he can get a fade ??? straight fuckin sucka… I shoulda never took my hands from around Nicki that day we shot #PillsNPotions… that was the last time she been held by a REAL NIGGA !!! #AnswerDatShit !!!! Straight pussy shit… you know how many REAL NIGGAS would love the chance to wife up a Nicki Minaj, Rihanna or a Beyonce' & you out here playing….

Her name Minaj, right? As of press time, Meek has yet to respond or react to the “SHETHER” record but his social media (via Snapchat) has been very active. She ain’t throw you some bad thots?”

Of course, the Instagrammable moment feels too good to be true — because it isn’t true. Meek Mill may make poor decisions on social media more often than his PR team would like, but posting himself co-signing Remy Ma’s Nicki Minaj diss song, “SHETHER,” is not one of them. The actual video was taken sometime last fall when Meek was listening to The Notorious B.I.G.’s “My Downfall,” an ominous record from his final album, Life After Death, which detailed haters going to extreme measures to knock him off his spot in the rap game — and worse. Over the weekend, he got into a verbal altercation with a host of female fans after he refused to take a picture with them and received backlash on Twitter for having a homeless man do push-ups before he could receive a donation. Start giving you mad top? A video that’s making the rounds on the internet depicts the Dreamchasers chieftain sitting in the back of car, listening to the most slanderous lyrics of the aforementioned record that reference an alleged conversation he had with his ex-girlfriend’s nemesis. As for Remy Ma’s accusations, both Trey Songz and Old Man Ebro have publicly denied involvement with Nicki’s “box,” so the validity of the record is already being called into question just 24 hours into its existence. Toward the top of the song, Remy Ma claims Nicki Minaj withheld sex from him for three months due to her butt implants imploding like a human whoopie cushion. Listen to Remy Ma’s “SHETHER” diss track in full here. “And I saw Meek at All-Star, he told me your ass dropped/He couldn’t fuck you for three months because your ass dropped/Now I don’t think y’all understand how bad her ass got/The implants that she had put in her ass popped/I was like, “Damn, 90 days and you couldn’t have box?/Did she at least compensate?

While it may be widely assumed that his appearance on the track came as a nepotistic favor for his cousin and former Flipmode Squad leader, Busta Rhymes, Rampage actually says that it was Diddy (then known as Puff Daddy) who coaxed him to be on the track. The original version reached the top spot on the U.S. We were all in the same studio so the vibe in the studio was good. “But actually Craig Mack called me and was asking me, ‘Yo, man. I just came up there to support Bus and then Puff was like ‘What? “‘Flava in Ya Ear Remix’ is a classic with me, Craig Mack, Biggie Smalls, Busta Rhymes and LL Cool J and Easy Mo Bee was the producer,” Rampage told the Murder Master Music Show before adding the record was “the best all-time classic remix of all times.”
Another interesting tidbit for Hip Hop nostalgia fiends is the collective predominately recorded the song together in the studio. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart (now known as Hot Rap Songs) and was nominated for a Best Rap Solo Performance at the 37th Grammy Awards in 1995 (Queen Latifah’s “U.N.I.T.Y.” took it). and Busta Rhymes, sustained LL Cool J’s presence as an undeniable MC as his movie career picked up and introduced the masses to Rampage a.k.a. You gotta put a verse on this!’”
And the rest, they say, is history. Give me a minute!’ So I just went into my files real fast, heard the beat, went in there and two weeks later, I was on the video! “We was all in the studio, same time,” he recalled. Would you jump on the record?’ and I was going through something at the time and I had told him no. Listen to the full interview below where Rampage also relives how he had to go the extra mile to prove himself to Diddy and director Hype Williams at the shoot for the “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” music video. You ain’t gonna be on it?” and I’m like, ‘Man? Is this the best Hip Hop remix of all-time? I think you need to really take the opportunity and jump on this record, for real, for real. That’s how that happened. Sound off in the comments. And when I went to the studio, Puff was looking at me like, ‘What? And if you ain’t gonna be on the record, just come with me to the studio. Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” is easily one of rap’s most revered records in any context: posse cut or overall dopeness. The Last Boy Scout. Released in 1994 as a booster for Mack’s solo single, its success raised the public awareness of both The Notorious B.I.G. But I wasn’t supposed to be on the record. C’mon bro. You ain’t getting on this? “Actually Biggie laid his verse first and I was in the studio with me, Puff, Mo Bee, Busta and LL. And then Bus was like, ‘Yo, man.

  Saturday night, some of that love was on display after Drake gave the stage to the artist born Abel Tesfaye, who ran through his hit single “The Hills” with fans singing along in unison. The Weeknd appeared on Drake’s 2011   Take Care album, most notably on the “Crew Love” single. Back in November, The Weeknd said he was open to working   with Drake again, so the hope of an OVOXO collaborative effort in the future looks promising after this showing. Oberhausen, Germany – Past collaborators Drake and The Weeknd reunited onstage this weekend during a stop on Drizzy’s Boy Meets World tour in Germany, shooting down any rumors of a rivalry between the two Canadian superstars. The joy definitely appeared genuine after fans captured video of the pair embracing with Drake shouting out the “real Starboy” in honor of The Weeknd’s latest album. The moment drew cheers from fans in attendance and comes after Drake’s recent appearance in The Weeknd’s “Reminder” video. ?
A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Feb 25, 2017 at 3:48pm PST Drake and The Weeknd sharing a stage together again pic.twitter.com/4eO0BiW2qS
— The6Track (@the6Track) February 25, 2017

.@Drake just brought out @theweeknd at #BoyMeetsWorldTour in Oberhausen ? #OVOXO pic.twitter.com/t3sVs7978A
— OVOForums.com (@ovoforums) February 25, 2017

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A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Feb 25, 2017 at 3:48pm PST

Bro from day.

New York City, NY – In unsurprising news, Hot 97’s Old Man Ebro has flat-out denied that he slept with Nicki Minaj like Remy Ma’s “SHETHER” diss record proclaimed. Expect Ebro to address the situation in full Monday morning on Hot 97. cc @LAURASTYLEZ
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) February 25, 2017

  @oldmanebro You just texted me happy as hell that Remy said it …now she lying? “Remy knows she’s lying… matter of fact the dude that told her that bullshit, she knows is a nerd!” he laughed before adding, “These nerd as dudes always worried.”
He also denied he was a married man, sneaking Barbies in his bedroom on the low. The line that involved Ebro in the story was this:
Coke head, you cheated on your man with Ebro<br> I might leak the footage of you sniffing them ski slopes
― Remy   Ma – ShETHER

In a similar scenario, Trey Songz also claimed his inclusion in Remy Ma’s “SHETHER” was anything but factual. Monday morning at 8 am I will be interviewing @oldmanebro to find out if he and Nicki is for real …. “@oldmanebro You just texted me happy as hell that Remy said it …now she lying?? ? Sit down bruh
— Papoose (@Papooseonline) February 26, 2017

Ebro took no offense to being called a liar and inquired about Remy Ma’s next Hot 97 appearance. Sit down bruh,” Pap tweeted. The rebuttal has prompted a public response from Remy Ma’s husband Papoose (in real life; not just Love & Hip Hop: New York), who is saying Ebro had previously been geeked just to be a part of the spectacle.

Lance Henriksen is the only other actor to have achieved that particular death trilogy. In a 2009 appearance on The Today Show, he namedropped some of the groups they’d seen perform live together. Paxton was also a supporter of underground Hip Hop, a genre he gained appreciation for through his son James. Over his nearly four-decade acting career, he appeared in all sorts of blockbusters, including Twister, Apollo 13, Titanic, Weird Science and True Lies. Embed from Getty Images

Bill Paxton and his son, James “JPax” Paxton in 2017. The Fort Worth, Texas native passed away on Saturday (February 25) after complications from heart surgery, reports TMZ. Bill Paxton, the actor who was seemingly in every movie throughout much of the ’80s and ’90s, has died. I actually really like it,” he explained. “A lot of the big rappers I’d listened to, but really my son James … and I, and a couple of his buddies went to see Three 6 Mafia at UCSB in the fall and since then he’s taken me to see People Under The Stairs … They can’t drive yet and we live way the hell out in the country so these venues are really far away … We’ve seen Jedi Mind Tricks out of Philadelphia, we saw another guy named Murs … Entertaining. He’s survived by his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury and their two children, James and Lydia. “I’m not trying to stay hip. A lot of these guys have something to say.”
Paxton explained that it was his son who turned him onto the music, and that he does genuinely enjoy it. He had the distinct honor of being the first actor to get killed by The Terminator (in the first installment of that series), The Predator (Predator 2) and a Xenomorph (Aliens). He was 61. “I came to it kind of late,” he explains. He also starred in HBO’s Big Love from 2006-2011, a role that earned him three Golden Globe nominations.

As you’re chopping up the beat and the groove, you’re making them both work.” Chuck D knows a thing or two about sampling breakbeats from James Brown’s records. James Brown’s music was to hit you with the vamp and keep hitting you, staying with that vamp. The Chattanooga, Tennessee-bred drummer’s work was heavily used by DJs as breakbeats during Hip Hop’s formative years during the 70s through the Golden Era of the mid-90s by artists including Public Enemy, N.W.A, RUN-DMC, Gangstarr, Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang Clan, LL Cool J, and countless other legendary rap acts. I’m very blessed and honored to have conversations with the man.”
As a funk standard-bearer, popular breakbeats were crafted from Stubblefield’s work on Brown’s hits such as “I Got The Feelin” “Sex Machine,” “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud,” “Cold Sweat,” “Get Up, Get Into it, Get Involved,” “Mother Popcorn” and “Ain’t It Funky Now.”

If you’ve ever heard Public Enemy’s great album   It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back or at least their biggest hit “Fight The Power,” then you’ve heard the funk flow from Stubblefield. Stubblefield, ubiquitously known as “The Funky Drummer” due to Brown’s record of the same title — and one of the most sampled in music history — died at age 73 on February 18 from kidney failure. Chuck further detailed Public Enemy’s use of Stubblefield work’s as a template for producing their own greatest songs and albums, and how several rap acts have since taken from Stubblefield’s guidelines for making Hip Hop beats. The Public Enemy frontman has much to say about the recent passing of Clyde Stubblefield, one of the iconic drummers of James Brown’s influential band The J.B.’s. [Public Enemy’s]   ‘Bring The Noise’ is [Brown’s] ‘Give It Up, Turn It Loose’ backwards. Just staying with the vamp until the vamp moves to another vamp. “For all of James Brown’s accomplished players, they could’ve taken it anywhere, just like The Funk Brothers,” he shared. You know, holding it there, and keeping steady with the vamp. Not trying to go off into different tangents and changes and arrangements. They kept the rhythm That’s why Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks were his most proficient drummers. And if any change was going to be there, it was to hit you with a comparative vamp, and then coming back to that vamp. We could come up with the style of repetition, maybe holding the beat in one little area as opposed to a whole beat, or maybe going to the obscure part of the beat and holding that,’” Chuck explained. “But it’s key for an orchestrator to keep it there, staying in that rhythm and keeping that time. Those are James Brown techniques that he wanted the band to do, and not drift off into jazz, so to speak.”
Chuck continued by explaining the importance of remembering consistency in Stubblefield’s legacy. “Clyde is the one who made James even go to the next level, and he expressed that in those songs very clearly. He added, “As for the elements of the drums, it wasn’t always ‘Funky Drummer.’ Although, journalists always thought it was, but it wasn’t always ‘Funky Drummer.’ It was a style of repetition that was emulated as opposed to just the actual sound. He let the world know how much Clyde was the funk in his bone. When he wanted to add a beat to that, Clyde’s funky drummer was the thing to add onto where Clyde was already at. “You can’t point to James Brown without somehow pointing something at Clyde Stubblefield, Bootsy [Collins], Maceo [Parker], and all the king’s men, so to speak,” Chuck said in an interview with HipHopDX about the primal importance of Stubblefield’s work. People kind of doubled up on Clyde, which is kind of dope. I think the grooves of James Brown had Clyde in it subliminally. and Marley Marl were using aspects of James Brown, we could kind of use things to emulate James Brown and not just sample him. “[Bomb Squad producer] Hank Shocklee was very adamant and said ‘Since Eric B.

For starters, Meek and his crew were out and about yesterday afternoon (February 24) when a group of women asked the MMG star for a photo-op, which he declined, according to his own Snapchat story. “We ain’t giving out no free money.”
The man had no problems obliging and even went the extra mile and muscled out 20 push-ups. — kenna (@kennagq) February 25, 2017

Meek mill made a homeless man do 20 push ups for 20 dollars … recorded him and put it on the web…. Instead of going into great philosophical thought like Kendrick Lamar, Meek decided a dollar would cost him a bit of sweat and he commanded the panhandler to drop and give him ten push-ups if he was to receive his pay. his whole existence is just a L
— Risse. His ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj is currently the talk of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook after Remy Ma finally eschewed the submliminals and went for blood with her diss track, “SHETHER.”
And now, the Philly rap stalwart’s name is getting grouped into the conversation, amongst other things. Meek Mill picked a helluva day to get roasted on social media. (@ayelightskin__) February 25, 2017

Meek Mill told a homeless guy "We not giving out free money" and then made him do push ups for $20. “Give me ten pushups, and I’m going to give you $20 right now,” he ordered. pic.twitter.com/K7Of8xPCnH
— Jhérrueche (@JayBeActinUp) February 25, 2017

How Meek Mill met Remy Ma to tell all Nicki Minaj Tea pic.twitter.com/IImF5PurrU
— YUNG TO$A (@YungKingTosa) February 25, 2017

If Remy Ma bodies Nicki on a SECOND diss track, then we REALLY know that Nicki and Meek were meant to be together ??
— left my girl 4 NBA2k (@iamjoppy11) February 25, 2017

Meek was really in Remy's studio like "Giiiiiirrrl so you know Trigga right? Meek needs help
— Vic (@VictorDukes23) February 25, 2017

Meek Mill is a disgrace 4making a homeless man do 20 pushups for $20. The celebrity encounter immediately did a 180 as the women hopped into their Nissan Maxima with middle fingers waving and Drake’s “Back to Back” blaring from the speakers. I hope the media get a ahold of this and tear him a new one. I guess you become who you date after all ??
— AllStarEmanuel (@AllStarEmanuel_) February 25, 2017

Bruh…..Remy Ma bodied Nicki on that new song ☠️☠️. How you gonna make a homeless man do push ups for $20. He was seemingly included again when Remy indicated   that Nicki possibly cheated on him with Hot 97’s Ebro. Remy Ma dropped a bomb on Nicki & she posting on IG… You ain't learn SHIT
— LEGEND (@ChriStylezz) February 25, 2017

Meek Mill emailing Remy Ma all the dirt for her diss track pic.twitter.com/7pp4SVvKjw
— Tristan (@Chennylou) February 25, 2017 Meek Mill is a piece of shit man. He started roasting them too pic.twitter.com/SJ1zbyhuJu
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) February 24, 2017

Later on that evening, his crew walked up on a seemingly homeless man begging for money. So, of course, fans decided to include him in their “SHETHER” reactions. Well her and……" pic.twitter.com/z3kgVuo8lq
— Trevon or Tre (@Joy_Behar_Swagg) February 25, 2017

Yoo remy used meek to diss nicki then dissed meek in the end.. #facts
— abhisting (@realabhisting) February 25, 2017

Drake dropped "Back to back" & Meek started tweeting. If your going to give than don't degrade & 20 is nothin when your rich
— Miyisha (@miyishamonae1) February 25, 2017

Meek was named in Remy Ma’s diss track for allegedly being made to wait for sex because Nicki’s posterior implants had burst. pic.twitter.com/DFWet5niJa
— The Cult of Chidism (@chidzhazenberry) February 25, 2017

Like the above tweet alluded to, social media users didn’t find the incident amusing in the slightest bit. Nicki: Meek did you tell Remy about my butt implants dropping? Looks like Meek and Nicki can get back together cause there both taking L's ?. “Look at these fat bitches,” he said from atop an ATV as they drove by. Meek mill is an idiot for real. Jesus wept
— OctobersVeryOwn???? (@Stushie_B) February 25, 2017

NickI Minaj responded to Remy Ma, the same way Meek Mill responded to Drake, #twitterfingers. TF? Meek Mill: pic.twitter.com/w6b6BY8117
— The Almighty Xilla (@BlogXilla) February 25, 2017

Meek Mill telling Remy all of Nicki's business. Fans got mad at Meek Mill that he wouldn't take a pic with them so they started bumping Drake "back to back". I never respected him and never will now
— adrian (@sadboyadr) February 25, 2017

Making a homeless person do pushups for money isn't funny or cool.

From there, live beat construction took place with Swizz and Just clearly enjoying the moment as a crowd of onlookers gathered in the studio while mashing up some of their classic productions. On Thursday, the two rap behemoths were seen together in a video clip via Swizz Beatz’s Instagram page announcing their Friday night beat battle. However, near the end of the battle, Swizz pulled out the big secret weapon in playing an energetic unreleased track featuring longtime collaborator DMX, Jadakiss, Jay Z and Nas. Needless to say, the reaction in the room told all the stories it needed to, including Busta breaking into patois to describe what he just witnessed. A post shared by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Feb 24, 2017 at 6:40pm PST

For over two hours, Just and Swizz went beat for beat with original compositions, some of their major hits, and making the rules up as they went along. Freeway’s classic “Roc the Mic” was an early crowd pleaser with Swizz treating the affair more like a Jamaican sound system clash with rare exclusives and strong cuts such as “Banned From TV” from N.O.R.E. PSA for FRIDAY!!! Just playfully talked trash in saying he was going to “take out” Swizz and announcing the rules for the battle along with an accompanying clip of Swizz showing respect for his friend but saying he’s prepared for war. A post shared by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Feb 22, 2017 at 8:29pm PST

@justblaze VS @therealswizzz is going down tonight on insta Live stay tune!!! The pair engaged in a friendly Instagram Live battle over the weekend, with Swizz narrowly gaining the win over Just with an unreleased track that featured a few rap legends. Almost time!!! On insta Live @therealswizzz VS @justblaze let's Go !! For the Culture !!!!! New York City, NY – Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze occupy high ranks in the list of big name producers in the game, most especially in the realm of Hip Hop production. Hit the 2:24:00 mark to hear the unreleased track. among others. Good Vibes only!!!!!!! Check out the entire beat battle between Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz in the clip above. Hosted by Hot 97’s Ebro Darden and attended by the likes of Busta Rhymes, the gentlemen sparred using classic breakbeats like “Pump Me Up” and “Big Beat,” displaying little rarely televised DJ skills from the two.

Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” – 84,585 (166,065)
#2. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”   – 28,407 (1,234,950)
#10. Rihanna – “Love On The Brain” – 36,145 (640,167)
#7. Camila Cabello – “Bad Things” – 32,186 (661,867)
#9. The Weeknd f. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming” –55,139 (352,373)
#3. Kyle – “iSpy” f. Lil Yachty – 37,386 (191,852)
#6. “24K Magic” Still Has Staying Power
Bruno Mars’ retro R&B groove “24K Magic” has spent 13 weeks on the charts just like the singles that precede it, but of the three, it is the only one to have earned a plaque thus far. Selling 45,513 copies for the week, fans are keeping the single alive and pushing it 1,161,525 copies sold in all.   With 13 weeks on the charts, the track’s 308 percent uptick in sales could signal another plaque for Mars. Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” – 40,347 (1,161,525)
#4. The Weeknd f. Daft Punk – “Starboy”   – 25,934 (1,330,599)
See   last week’s Hip Hop Single Sales report   here. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad And Boujee” – 40,857 (625,658)
#5. Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” is still in the top five at the #4 spot and Kyle’s “ISpy” with Lil Yachty rounds out the fifth spot. It sold 55,139 copies for the week for a total sales of 352,373. Machine Gun Kelly f. Bruno Mars Scores #1 Hit With “That’s What I Like”
Bruno Mars is no stranger to the #1 sales spot and returns with   24K Magic‘s second single, “That’s What I Like,” which sold 166,065 copies for the weekend ending February 16. This week signals a huge shift as last week’s top three as Big Sean, Migos and Machine Gun Kelly all find themselves losing their positions with Mars’ second single making a big leap from last week’s ranking. Rae Sremmurd f. The Weeknd Moves On Up To #2
The Weeknd’s second single, “I Feel It Coming” from his latest album Starboy,   which features electronic duo Daft Punk, has been on the charts for 13 weeks as well. The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” featuring Daft Punk jumped two spots for the #2 slot, and Mars’ platinum-selling title single from his third album, “24K Magic,” caps off the #3 spot. Migos f. Amine – “Caroline” – 32,224 (618,375)
#8. Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic album has spawned another #1 hit in “That’s What I Like,” netting the R&B singer two singles in the top three spots on the Hip Hop and R&B single sales chart. The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop   Single Sales For Week Ending 02/16/2017
#1.

But Nicki didn’t find it too funny and she proceeded to scold her “Bottles Up” collaborator for not immediately shutting down Remy’s slanderous claims. pic.twitter.com/psP6zxurgf
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) February 25, 2017

Minaj is apparently on location at a video shoot (gauging from her 15-second Periscope cameo) and is likely too distracted to pay attention to everything whizzing in her Twitter feed. pic.twitter.com/2TzdPUGffo
— Alexyss ❤️ (@Alexyss_xoxo) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz so what's the truth? But lo and behold, Trigga said he was already one step ahead of her, prompting her to delete the initial tweet. Alyce ✭ (@GloUpElite) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz pic.twitter.com/6NQbB0sGBr
— Fleur Rebelle. pic.twitter.com/aZlhVYJd6s
— Cailane (@kaykayheaux) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz the tea has been spilled pic.twitter.com/YCqJAdc6wB
— No Pasarán (@DaniParisina) February 25, 2017

Listen To Remy Ma’s “SHETHER” In Full Here. (@BxtchImTia) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz is it true or not pic.twitter.com/jd4Y7HISvs
— oni-chan✨ (@salutemeimnic) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz pic.twitter.com/H70w0nbRx2
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz @NICKIMINAJ https://t.co/R1if5lvnFk
— cartier burgundy (@cartierburgundy) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz Y'all smashed, huh? Starting with this WTF gem. pic.twitter.com/3O8iXgtRMM
— ♐️ Mahogany Brown (@WkndGirl) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz sooooo u fucked Nicki? Is Trey lying or Remy lying? Twitterverse – Old Man Ebro Darden wasn’t the only one to get caught up in Remy Ma’s reckless onslaught on Nicki Minaj via the fiery diss record, “SHETHER.”
With the lyrics, “Mentioning guns, you Pussy Galore, James Bond/Only time you touch a trigga is when you fucked Trey Songz,” the R&B star found his way looped into the simmering beef and he immediately got a kick out of it, especially when his manager, Kevin Liles, was pinging him about it. But let Trey Songz tell it, his feed is nonstop entertainment. @TreySongz @NICKIMINAJ pic.twitter.com/hPpc8iffyV
— Alia (@_karbashian) February 25, 2017

This is better than cable television, @TreySongz @NICKIMINAJ. Here’s what he had to say in an Instagram story. @TreySongz fuck me so hard i create tiny water bubbles to mix with air so my pussy can create steam like a steam train
— Lana Del Rey (@tropicoflame) February 25, 2017

@tropicoflame @TreySongz pic.twitter.com/NpVsso6OME
— cheriseeee (@yourCheriseAmor) February 25, 2017

And Go! pic.twitter.com/JakfSACvvx
— ronald isley (@yoyotrav) February 25, 2017

@TreySongz but did you or did you not… pic.twitter.com/DY6TXkbdH0
— ✭ Ms. Trey Songz denies PIPING Nicki Minaj down.

Next, she hits Nicki with the ghostwriting claims. And I got a few words for the moms of the young Barbz
Guess who supports a child molester? She even calls her out for beefing with Miley Cyrus! “S, plural like the S on my chest, Now sit your dumbass down. He a walking dead man, sending threats to him
She also responds to Nicki saying she’s not the true Queen of rap. Remy Ma exposed Nicki’s alleged sexual relationship with Hot 97’s Ebro Darden and Trey Songz and also alleges that she has footage of her snorting cocaine. That’s hella foul
How you spend money to support a pedophile? Nick has since responded on Instagram as we all patiently wait for what the self-proclaimed queen of rap has in store as a response on wax. “You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap, you gotta sell records, you gotta get plaques,” Nicki spit on the song. Then, she gets at her how Pusha T got at Drake on “Exodus 23:1.”
And stop talking numbers, you signed a 360 deal
Through Young Money through Cash Money through Republic
Which means your money go through five niggas before you touch it
After that, she lays it on super thick questioning why Nicki is funding her brother since he’s a pedophile. Nicki Minaj
You paid for your brother’s wedding? Remy Ma has kicked off the weekend by lyrically obliterating Nicki Minaj with “ShETHER” over the instrumental to Nas’ 2001 Jay Z diss, “Ether.”
The new record came immediately after Nicki Minaj dissed Remy Ma on her latest song with Gucci Mane called “Make Love” where she compared the Bronx rap star to a Nokia phone, calls her jealous, a bum and a flop and questions her royalty   in Hip Hop.   "You wanna see a dead body" (little kid from BoyzNdaHood voice) @nickiminaj #Barz #AndBARZonly https://t.co/KKPFlmTERL pic.twitter.com/3tA9sukLah
— Remy Ma (@RealRemyMa) February 25, 2017

First, she blasts Nicki for with holding sex from Meek Mill for three months because of issues with her ass shots:
And I saw Meek at All-Star; he told me your ass dropped
He couldn’t fuck you for three months, because your ass dropped
Now I don’t think y’all understand how bad her ass got
The implants that she had put in her ass popped! Well, the BX bomber did just that with “ShETHER” and had an answer for all the shade Nicki spit out plus more for seven whole minutes. Get readyyyyy to rumble! You got an F on your test.”
Nicki’s verse didn’t address Remy directly, however when the Love & Hip Hop star was asked previously during an interview on Hot97 if there was any beef between her and the “Black Barbie” rapper she said no. Niggas done seen Drake penning, Wayne penning
And since your first boyfriend left, bitch ain’t winning
You a Internet troll, a Web browser, I’m sorry
You can’t get her online with out Safaree! Quite a bit of tea was spilled that was mostly unknown until she unleashed “ShETHER” upon the internet. And to be the Queen of Rap, you gotta actually rap
The whole industry know that your shit is a wrap
No, to be the Queen of Rap, you can’t have a ghostwriter
And that’s why this is my house, Flo Rida! If she were to beef with anyone, she would call them out by name.