Dubbed   The   Trap Choir and helmed by Fonzworth Bentley, the talented song birds add a depth of layers akin to something heard from a church gospel choir. Check that out above. Check out Thursday’s   DX Digest. dave east   –   “rubberband”

As part of Ethika’s RGB Mixtape, Dave East’s “Rubberband” hails as one of the project’s standout tracks. “Song Goes Off”   arrives through another episode of the Tremaine: The Playboy   series. 2 Chainz also resurfaces with an updated, 2.0 version of “Good Drank” featuring Gucci Mane, Quavo and The Trap Choir and Dreamville’s J.I.D. 2 compilation, and aside from the Aussie rapper’s contribution, it includes songs from Chance The Rapper, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, A$AP Ferg, and more. Cop the album here. Listen above. g Herbo   – “for real for real”

Chicago rising star G Herbo is keeping up his momentum with another new single, “For Real For Real,” which follows collaborative tracks like “No Hook” with Dave East and “Mine” featuring “Tink.” Herbo was also a recent guest on Funk Flex’s radio show, where he freestyled over Cam’ron’s “I Really Mean It.” The rapper dropped his Strictly 4 For My Fans mixtape in late November 2016. drops a video for “M.O.M.” with Quentin Miller. The song is part of Def Jam’s Direct Deposit Vol. KXng crooked – “cut you loose (Freestyle)”
Beginning with an announcement that he’s working on Good Vs. Welcome the weekend and, indeed, cut loose. Directed by   Chad Tennies and Mac Grant, the visuals brings the gritty tale to life as he spits upside down from a plastic-covered bed (hmm). quentin miller   – “m.o.m.”

Dreamville’s latest signee, J.I.D, has returned with a video for the Quentin Miller-assisted single, “M.O.M.,” or “Mind Over Matter,” which originally appeared on Spillage Village’s 11-track Bears Like This Too Much project. The Harlem rapper tumbles through the track delivering nothing but solid bars over the bass-heavy, bare-bones beat. The ATL rapper also updated the title and instead named it “Good Drank 2.0” featuring Gucci, Quavo and, of course, The Trap Choir. Evil Part II, KXNG Crooked’s “Cut You Loose (Freestyle)” puts his writing   prowess on display and finds the lyrically agile MC revisiting his 2009 Slaughterhouse   track of the same name. Music from Trey Songz, Dave East, Hall ‘N Nash (Westside Gunn and Conway), G Herbo, and Khalid also makes the list. Also included is Remy Ma’s PSA freestyle for wage inequality, which wraps up the work week. Listen to snippets of the whole project above (unless, of course, you have Apple Music). f. remy ma – “freestyle psa”

With everybody talking about the Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj beef, one clever company decided to pull the 36-year-old Love & Hip Hop star for a PSA that centers around wage inequality. The 80s R&B flavored visual features plenty of typical teen debauchery — skateboarding, drinking, dancing, and partying — what else is there? The compilation album also featured the recently released Meek Mill song, “King.”  
Hall n’ nash (westside gunn & Conway) – “Machinegun black”

Hall N’ Nash, the duo comprised of Westside Gunn and Conway, just announced they are the newest signees to Eminem’s Shady Records. The track follows his freestyles over J Dilla’s “Life” instrumental, The Weeknd’s “Starboy” and Kanye West’s “Real Friends,” and of course, his politically-charged concept album, Good Vs. 2 chainz f. Evil. His debut, The Never Story, is coming in the very near future. 2 Compliation”

Iggy Azalea finally teased her long-awaited Digital Distortion album on Thursday (March 2) night by officially   launching her album campaign with the new single “Can’t Lose” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. Various artists – “Def Jam’s Direct Deposit Vol. Want more? J.i.d. The new album is expected on March 24. To commemorate the occasion, they’ve dropped the new single, “MachineGun Black.” Produced by Just Blaze, the track finds the East Coast rappers firing lyrical bullets. For the Friday (March 3)   version of the DX Digest, KXNG Crooked secures his crown with another well-crafted freestyle over the 2009 Slaughterhouse track, “Cut You Loose” while Def Jam releases a star-studded compilation project, Direct Deposit Vol.2, featuring Iggy Azalea’s “Can’t Lose” single featuring Lil Uzi Vert. trey songz – “song goes off”

As Trey Songz continues rolling out his Tremaine: The Album project song by song, he’s returned with a video for “Song Goes Off.” Directed by Tremaine himself, the visual depicts just another night at the club and the one-on-one after-party that goes down at his place with Kreesha Turner. Gucci Mane, Quavo & The trap choir – “good drank 2.0”

After performing “Good Drank” with Gucci Mane on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 2 Chainz has updated the   track using the singers who backed him during the show. Khalid – “American teen”

After teasing the full project for months, El Paso, Texas teen, Khalid, has finally delivered American Teen   and released a proper video for the title track.

The Cash Money Story #BEFOREANYTHANG.Coming this fall to #AppleMusic.@BIRDMAN5STARhttps://t.co/6wQCW5Clxb
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) August 19, 2016 I get that Wayne gotta get his money, but I’m hoping that I could be the middle person that resolve it. I’m hoping that I could be the person to say ‘How can we fix this? In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, former Cash Money in-house superproducer Mannie Fresh spoke on his methods to try to get the now bitter rivals to patch up their differences. Watch the official trailer down below. At this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend, which also took place in his hometown, Birdman promised that new albums from Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne would be dropping in 2017 — although there was no real clarity as to whether the Weezy album would be the long-delayed Carter V. “I’m kinda thinking, real talk I could be the medium. MAY 12 THE MOVIE #BEFORE ANYTHANG sound trak same day 20yrs cashmoney lifestyle
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Despite numerous interviews with Angie Martinez, Birdman has been notoriously tight-lipped in discussing the specifics of his issues with Lil Wayne, who he actually raised as his own son (this includes his instant classic Breakfast Club interview). The flyer depicts a youthful Bryan Williams with his adult face tats, much like Lil Wayne’s superstar-inducing album, 2009’s Tha Carter III and its 2011 follow-up, Tha Carter IV. Its creation appears to be a cold reference to Baby and Wayne’s longstanding beef that appears to be unresolvable, no matter who plays mediator. In the meantime, the Birdman Before Anythang documentary is slated to release exclusively on Apple Music come May 12 and will be co-produced by both Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson. Cash Money overlord Birdman has now unveiled the official release date to accompany the trailer and poster to his upcoming Before Anythang: The Story Behind the Cash Money Records Empire documentary and if the latter gives you the feeling of déjà vu, then you should pat yourself on the back. Gauging from the trailer, Before Anythang (or   Before Anything, depending on which spelling you want to go with from the promos)   doesn’t appear to be poised to answer those questions as it primarily focuses on the 48-year-old multi-millionaire mogul’s ascension to power and fame despite the stacked odds the NOLA streets had against him. How can we all like sit at one table, break bread and do something epic again?’” an optimistic Fresh revealed to DX.

Listen to the teaser of “Breaks Over” below. “I’m a mothafucking BK savage / I heard about that bitch miscarriage,” she raps toward the end of the clip. Fox Boogie previously chimed in on Nicki and Remy’s issues   on Instagram, commenting to fans that “I don’t battle tho I #bodybag.”
Throughout the minute-long snippet of “Breaks Over,” Foxy smears Remy, calling her a “dusty-ass broad,” among other things. The harshest blow is when Foxy, who recently gave birth to a daughter, brings up Remy Ma’s miscarriage. While the world waits for Nicki Minaj to respond to not one, but two diss tracks from Remy Ma, Foxy Brown has jumped into the fight, sharing a teaser for a Remy Ma diss track called “Breaks Over.” The song is over the beat of “Takeover,” which follows the Terror Squad rapper’s use of “Ether” for her “SHETHER” track, echoing   the legendary rap beef between Jay Z and Nas.

Following yesterday’s drop of “Mood I’m In” featuring YFN Lucci, Lil Durk makes   Love Songs for the Streets   his first release of the year. So all the rumors, cut it.”
View the Love Songs For The Streets cover art and listen to the stream below. Still gonna ride 400 percent. I’m still rocking with her. The nine-track project also features   guest appearances   from Young Thug and TK Kravitz alongside production from TyMadeIt, WillaFool and   Denisbeats. We cool. It’s just, I’m busy, she’s busy. “We never fell out. I wouldn’t feel right beefing with a female anyway. Having his mainstream peak last year with the Dej Loaf-assisted “My Beyonce,” he dropped two projects in 2016 with   2X   and   They Forgot. Lil Durk has come a long way from his times as one of the progenitors of Chicago’s Drill scene. This week, Lil Durk opened up a bit about his breakup with Dej Loaf in a clip on Instagram. So all the shit you’re hearing, all the fake beef, all that shit, it’s out the window. She’s doing her thing, I’m doing my thing.

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A post shared by Raekwon The Chef (@raekwon) on Mar 2, 2017 at 10:55am PST Until then, grab a Kandypen and floss your steez. As Raekwon prepares to unveil The Wild, his eighth solo studio album, the lyrically gifted Wu-Tang Clan alum is warming up with a visual for one of the album’s singles, “Purple Brick Road.” Featuring Bay Area rapper G-Eazy,   “Purple Brick Road” tackles   the topic of loyalty and the tenacity it took to get to the comfortable position in life he’s in as the video vixens puff on their classy   Kandypens. Visuals, the video kicks off in the Hollywood Hills, with breathtaking views of the infamous Hollywood sign and Los Angeles skyline in the background while The Chef chops up his lyrics from the comfort of a luxurious mansion. Throughout the song, he touches on the gold digging type of women he tries to avoid as one walks around in a skimpy bathing suit, providing a bit of irony. Much appreciated. Open a fancy box of Kandypen goodness. Kandypens is the clearly go-to choice for vaping in the Hip Hop and rap community. Cool, calm and collected. When you want to look seductive…grab that Kandypen. Directed by G. Check out Raekwon’s co-sign below and the video above. “Just because I’m living this life I’m accustomed to it,” he spits. “Floatin’ in them fly cars damn I’m supposed to do it/Pretty women fall in love with my expensive taste, luxury, lust/Physical touch by this ace, handcuff ’em/That’s a no no ’cause I don’t trust them as far as I can throw though/Gold diggin’ vixens who’s in love with the coco/But fuck it, you know I’m here for this dough though/Let’s pop another bottle of Dom and watch our gross grow/I love it.”
G-Eazy comes in and delivers a handful of thoughtful bars with lines like, “This year you haters gonna acknowledge this/It’s G-Rapo and Raekwon/Told the homies this wouldn’t take long/My verses always just as real as a true story it’s based on.”
The Wild is expected to arrive on March 24. Look dank sucking on a Kandypen. Considering Kandypens is named the best vaporizer of 2016 by High Times, it’s only natural. According to the popular marijuana publication, the brand represents the newest generation of pen vaporizers with a stellar combination of popular technology and flashy design. Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Lil Uzi Vert, Nas, Kanye West, Young Thug, Tyga, Jadakiss, K-Camp, Kid Ink, and Fetty Wap have all flossed the brand in their videos. S/o @kandypens for being apart of my "Purple Brick Road" video.

“Redbone” appears as the intro track for Jordan Peele’s   Get Out movie. The RIAA recognized a slew of new certifications February 24, including a gold plaque for Childish Gambino’s “Redbone.”
The song, which is one of the singles from the Atlanta artist’s funky   Awaken, My Love! Another   Savage Mode cut, “No Heart,” surpassed the million sales mark in January. album, was officially recognized for selling 500,000 units. “I love the ‘Stay Woke’ [lyric] — that’s what this movie is about,” the comedian said to HipHopDX about picking the song for his directorial debut. Lil Yachty gets a solo certification as his “One Night” hit goes platinum along with Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello’s “Bad Things” and K Camp’s 2013 hit “Money Baby.”
The soundtrack for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s   Hamilton   is certified three times platinum. “I wanted to make sure that this movie satisfied the black horror movie audience’s need for characters to be smart and do things that intelligent and observant people would do.”

21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s “X” featuring Future gets a nod for 2 million units as it’s certified double platinum.

But I’m not gonna sit here and be like ‘Oh, it was a malicious conversation.’ People feel like he was foul, but there’s a lot of foul things that people do when they break up.”
Remy concluded her commentary on Nicki and “SHETHER” by stating that the diss record could have been much worse based on what she’s witnessed. “Trying to make sure awards don’t go to me or she’s not going to be in attendance. …   Me and Meek had a relationship prior to this. … The things that I’ve been hearing, I’m like ‘Nah, nah. It wasn’t necessarily the little, subliminal stuff on records. “And I feel like it’s weird because she’s been doing this to a lot of females. Or just anything that I’m doing to make me look less and make her look better. Or trying to get people to make bad reports about my album sales. “She started,” Remy Ma said. New York, NY – Remy Ma has officially spilled the tea on “SHETHER” during an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show today (March 3). I’m not gonna say that.’ Please, like that’s too much,” the rapper said. And these were her final words on the matter:
.@RealRemyMa’s final words on her beef with @NickiMinaj pic.twitter.com/2cATYQ3vb7
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) March 3, 2017

Watch the full interview of Remy Ma and Fat Joe speaking with Wendy Williams above. And I have a problem when you’re trying to stop my bag, when you’re trying to stop me from taking care of my children, I have a problem with that.”
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— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) March 3, 2017

During her appearance on Wendy, Remy also suggested that a non-malicious convo between herself and Nicki’s ex, Meek Mill did, in fact, go down. “This person, just based on what I’ve witnessed, is not a nice person. And no one says anything. Joined by fellow Plata O Plomo collaborator, Fat Joe,   on set of the talk show, Remy revealed that it was “the behind the scene” shade from Nicki Minaj, not necessarily the subliminal disses on “Make Love,” that summoned “SHETHER.”
She claimed that Nicki attempted to block her from red carpets and keep her from receiving certain awards. When I first came home and he was incarcerated, we would talk on the phone or whatever. The Bronx wordsmith made a number of jaw-dropping allegations while speaking with the former shock jockette. … It was the behind the scene things that you people will never know about. And I hadn’t spoken to him since they were together. Because I don’t care about records. “I’m done. Everything that I said, I said. “As far as trying to keep me off of red carpets,” she added. She also revealed that she’s not concerned with a follow-up diss from Nicki, who has liked a series of tweets slandering Remy Ma, but has issued no official response to “SHETHER.”
“I’m not waiting to hear anything at all,” Remy said. From Lil Kim to Mariah   [Carey] to Taylor [Swift] to Hannah [Montana aka Miley Cyrus].

The woman, who TMZ did not refer to by name, informed authorities that she was a virgin when she was allegedly sexually attacked by the rapper at a Los Angeles home. Thanks for your prayers ?? pic.twitter.com/GdcEzgTvrU
— Ana Lou (@OfficialAnaLou) January 20, 2017

Ana Lou also revealed that she became suicidal following the alleged rape. “I know that alot of you were so proud when I got my deal with Too Short, and I hate to disappoint my supporters. pic.twitter.com/Bi1mzoGPDT
— Ana Lou (@OfficialAnaLou) January 20, 2017

I was raped sexually, mentally, and psychologically. This is why I will not be working with Too Short anymore. I didn’t realize how selfish I was being towards those who really care about me. But I'm sharing my story. Additionally, TMZ reports that sources close to the musician claimed the allegations came about after the woman was dropped from Short’s label and that the incident is “concocted.”
In January of this year,   Tha Celebritea uncovered tweets sent by Ana Lou, a woman who claimed that she “was raped sexually, mentally, and psychologically” by Too Short. According to TMZ, law enforcement has revealed that the alleged incident happened last November and that the accuser went to the police about a month after. Too Short has yet to reach out to authorities in regards to the rape allegations, reports TMZ. But I’m sharing my story…I was raped sexually, mentally, and psychologically. I know that alot of you were so proud when I got my deal with Too Short, and I hate to disappoint my supporters. Thanks for your prayers,” Ana Lou wrote in two separate tweets sent on January 20. I had never felt so low…The truth is, I trusted this man as a mentor…My virginity meant nothing to Too Short, but it meant everything to me,” she wrote. “I wanted to end my own life. Los Angeles lyricist Too Short has been accused of raping an artist once signed to his label, and has now found himself under investigation. Those close to Too Short claim he in no way had any sexual contact with the alleged victim. This is why I will not be working with Too Short anymore.

In a now-deleted post, Remy shared a photo of Nicki on all fours atop a bed wearing little besides her bra and a g-string. The photo is evidently from before Nicki became famous, with the rapper looking significantly different. For a while later, the accompanying tweet that came with it remained on Remy’s Twitter, but she eventually got rid of that too. Somehow we don’t think that Remy taking down the photo is going to be enough to quell the bad blood between the two, especially when one bears in mind the lyrics   “they was sellin’ footage and you know I bought it,” which seems to suggest that Remy has more physical evidence of Nicki Minaj that might cause her some embarrassment. So far, Nicki hasn’t responded to Remy’s bait — something that could all change now that Remy has made it more personal than ever. Remy didn’t reveal how she came by the photo, but it was clear that her intention was to embarrass Minaj. Remy Ma pointed this difference out by captioning the photo #B4TheButtJob. The tweet followed Remy dropping “Another One,” her second diss track for Nicki in   just over a week. Before long, it seemed as though Remy had thought better of the whole thing, deleting the Instagram post. Remy Ma, not content with just dropping diss tracks aimed at Nicki Minaj, has started sharing personal photos of her adversary on Instagram.

Remy has clearly enjoyed her the notoriety, because on Thursday night (March 2) she dropped a second diss track called “Another One.” Twitter went crazy once again, but   this time not all of the feedback was positive. Alyce ✭ (@GloUpElite) March 3, 2017

Nicki minaj is partying in Paris while remy ma stuck in New York on probation making SoundCloud disses ?? pic.twitter.com/VYfLFetYKQ
— 5seven (@5seven_) March 3, 2017

remy ma to nicki minaj at this point #ThatWasTrashRemy pic.twitter.com/dILk5GWcq5
— NaDeara (@NaDearaa) March 3, 2017

Me listening to Remy ma second dis song #ThatWasTrashRemy pic.twitter.com/StI3PGLZhB
— K I N G__U T $ E Y (@OrlandoUtsey) March 3, 2017

I couldn't help but wonder…. Weak. People have responded so poorly to “Another One” that the hashtag #ThatWasTrashRemy started to circulate. — Mitzrayim (@XGirl777) March 2, 2017

All this @NICKIMINAJ rise above ish gotta go. The diss track created a stir, adding fuel to the fire with claims that Nicki Minaj couldn’t have sex with Meek Mill for 90 days after she got surgical enhancement — and spread rumors that the “Anaconda” rapper had slept with Trey Songz and Hot 97 host Ebro (claims that have since been denied by all involved). I Know Lil Kim Wanna Laugh So Bad At Remy Ma & Nicki Beef But Her Face Can't Move ?
— JLB ? (@CampaignJimmie_) March 2, 2017 The internet erupted earlier last week when Remy Ma dropped “SHETHER,” an unexpected twist in a feud between the two women that has actually been brewing for years. At this point, this is Remy Ma beef with Nicki Minaj. You need to respond or just sing from now on #anotherone Lawd @RealRemyMa
— Pepper Love (@PepperLoveStone) March 3, 2017

Remy Ma came out wit ANOTHER ?diss before nicki responded to the first 1?? Nicki wya??
— JuJu?? (@2_3Rings) March 3, 2017

And of course, one Twitter user decided to drag Lil Kim just because. Many are particularly unimpressed by Nicki’s refusal to reply. You can come at Giuseppe & Trey Songz but not Remy Ma? — DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) March 3, 2017

That being said, there are still those on the TL who believe that Remy has already killed Nicki, and that “Another One” is the final nail in the   coffin. Nah bih. Was Remy Ma trying to end Nicki Minaj or really end herself? tells me Nicki can survive by ignoring. If Nicki doesn't release a diss track I'm considering her a punk. #AnotherOne pic.twitter.com/MLX83IV6BD
— ✭ Ms. #ThatWasTrashRemy pic.twitter.com/tQTjryY7gt
— Izzy (@Izzyx91) March 3, 2017

Remy Ma dropping a secon diss which was much weaker than the first and also a Back to Back parody..

And he’s not doing the things he needs to do to get well, so he’s never going to be well. But [he’s not] the first functional star who thinks they can handle those powerful drugs. Among them include reports of the pop star snorting coke and popping Molly followed by sipping lean (a mixture of codeine and a fruity soda), popping Xanax or smoking weed to counter the effects of the aforementioned drugs. The exposé also examines how drugs have affected CB in his everyday life from reportedly passing out in the bathroom for two hours during the video shoot for “The Grass Is Greener” to his security guards having to stay by his side to check his pulse to make sure he’s still alive and even   calling himself the devil in a drug-fueled rage. “He will cuss you out and say, ‘Hey, man, I’m functioning,” a current member of Brown’s crew tells Billboard. I got to say with all my heart, he’s dancing with death.”
His team further admits they never know which side of Chris they will get when he wakes up in the morning. Friends and former employees divulge these demons in an exposé published by Billboard today (March 2). “‘I’m going to get the work out.’ And he does. He’s previously admitted to sipping lean and abusing Xanax following his stint in jail back in 2014, which he also went to rehab for. He reportedly deals with bipolar II and uses the drugs to self-medicate. Ladies… what do you think? You have to change your lifestyle. The kid is going to hit rock bottom.”
Read the full story via Billboard here. On Wednesday (March 1), her best friend Joseph Ryan La Cour followed suit, filing a restraining order of his own. His forthcoming album   Heartbreak on a Full Moon   is still being recorded, according to his label, and the project has yet to be given a release date. He can dance and write and any song he lays his vocals on seems to be a hit as with his latest Hot 100 song “Party” featuring Usher and Gucci Mane. “You can talk to any drug addict or chemically imbalanced person, it doesn’t just go away,” a former friend of the R&B singer says. “It’s something you have to work on. The allegations include him lashing out at his team and threatening them as he did in the case of his former manager Mike G, who he punched several times after locking himself in the room with him. Genasis and Kap G in a 33-city journey across America. The 27-year-old musician also apparently makes stalking ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran’s social media a part of his day to keep up with who she’s with, where she’s at and what she’s doing. He’s chosen to focus on the tour rather than fighting Soulja Boy in a   boxing match. Los Angeles, CA – Chris Brown will quite possibly go down as one of the most talented musical artists of this generation. Normally, these acts would happen when he’s reportedly going through withdrawal symptoms. He’s currently free of a personal rep and management. #chrisbrown
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The exposé combs through what it’s like working with and being around Breezy. Nevertheless, his record label RCA stands behind their Grammy Award-winning artist as he readies to hit the road on The Party Tour with featured guests 50 Cent, Fabolous,   O.T. However, they’re gunning for a delivery that will land just in time for the summer. She’s since filed a restraining order on Brown, demanding   him to stay away from her, her brother and mom. It’s a song that’s currently hard to escape much like the demons that allegedly follow Chris and appear hard for him to shake since his attack on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Remy Ma has taken a page out of Drake’s book, hitting her rival Nicki Minaj with back-to-back diss tracks. The song premiered on Funk Flex’s show   after the Hot 97 host found it in his inbox. #MusicStillMatters New Music: @RealRemyMa – Another One (Nicki Minaj Diss) – https://t.co/G1iKCjOXKy #IFWT
— Funk Flex !!!!! (@funkflex) March 3, 2017

Something showed up in my inbox!!! A post shared by FunkFlex (@funkflex) on Mar 2, 2017 at 5:13pm PST

***We’re currently working on this story. 8:30 !!!!!!!! More to come.*** Listen below and let us know what you think about the song while we keep working on this story. @remyma vs @nickiminaj !!!! Part2 !!!!

Since Remy Ma dropped “SHETHER,” many in Hip Hop have chimed in, especially those dragged into the drama between Nicki and Remy by name. Hot 97’s Ebro Darden was also named in the diss track as someone who Nicki cheated with and also declined having relations with The Pinkprint rapper but admits to one time grabbing on her thigh. Trey Songz found himself having to clear up allegations that he slept with her in an Instagram post and later against Nicki, who was mad because she felt like he “indirectly” addressed the snipe. Chicago, IL – Remy Ma’s Plata o Plomo   partner Fat Joe found out about her scathing   Nicki Minaj diss song “SHETHER” on social media like everyone else, he reveals during a WGCI 107.5 radio interview on the   Chicago Morning Takeover with   Tone Kapone this morning (March 2). The Game, in usual fashion, inserted himself into the beef by vehemently caping for Nicki Minaj in an Instagram post calling out Meek Mill for liking a disrespectful meme against the woman who stood by him when he was catching L’s left and right in his own lyrical beef with her label mate Drake. He later wrote his own diss rap toward Meek and posted it to Instagram. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend Safaree, who has reportedly been credited with helping her write her rhymes during the course of her career, like Fat Joe, plans on staying out of the debacle and thought Remy’s diss was quite disrespectful. So far, there have been no signs of Nicki Minaj returning the favor. “I agree with everybody on social media.”
While he insists on staying out of the feud, he does believe that time is running out for Minaj to respond. That doesn’t mean he isn’t eager to see how Nicki Minaj will come back at Remy. “The phone was ringing so much I couldn’t even listen to the song for like two hours.”
Although the Grammy-nominated Bronx rap star has declined to comment on the “SHETHER” diss track itself, he does deny having any hands in its curation, citing that he won’t get involved in a beef that involves two women. “I woke up like you to a phone ringing 1000 times,” Joey says. “All I can say is that I feel like everybody else in the world feels on social media and everything,” he says. “That clock tickin’ bro,” he added. Watch Fat Joe’s interview on WGCI 107.5’s   Chicago Morning Takeover   with Tone Kapone   below. She’s been too busy filming visuals for the song that made Remy come at her in the first place, “Make Love” with Gucci Mane and another video with Future.

I don’t fear them. I don’t need the gold shit. Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles-based photographer Chris Cuffaro just closed his exhibit at the old Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood (now Gibson Brands). “One of the best compliments I ever got came from Method Man,” he says. Years later, I finally got to shoot him. He recalls one particular incident that involved Ice-T, Body Count and guns. They’d appreciate I wasn’t some dude that wasn’t into music. Cuffaro is perhaps unaware of   his generous   contribution to Hip Hop culture and the impression he’s made on many of his subjects. Just don’t ask Cuffaro to hang out in Compton. I think it was ’93 when I did the first one. In 2002, he was hired by Aftermath Records to photograph all of their artists and praying Dr. It was surprisingly the first of his career, a strange phenomenon when considering he’s been shooting photos for 47 years. “He was doing a shoot for Disney, I think, in Studio City,” he says. “I met Ice-T there and had a conversation with him,” he says. “My number one fear is saying goodbye to the Hip Hop artist because I never know what handshake is the one to do,” he jokes. He believes his taste in music lined up with many of the rappers he worked with, so it made it easier to get along during photo shoots. “He was so young and so nice. “It could be a fist bump, the chest bump, a regular handshake — you never know. This poor guy really got scolded. In the ‘70s, I went to schools that were all blacks and Mexicans. I was into music more than I was into them in a sense. He often found himself backstage, where he had access to   a slew of legendary artists. I was like how much is that? Ice-T, at the time, I was shooting him and he just goes, ‘You’re O.G.’ I looked at my assistant and was like, ‘Wow.’ I felt like I got knighted.”

While many rappers’ personas to the outside world is that of bravado and violence, Cuffaro gets a unique behind-the-scenes look every time he   shoots an artist, and his photography is a way to learn about people he never would have encountered otherwise. I don’t need all that stuff. This is LL Cool J and he’s driving a Honda?’ I was just shocked. “We’re doing this picture where they’re all holding guns, and posing with guns, and everybody had fake guns, except one guy brought a real gun,” he explains. I really liked him. “I know that’s how I connected with Ice-T on. I asked him where he lived and he said Compton, and I said, ‘Geez I don’t know, Game.’ I would have probably looked like a cop.”  
Check out some of Cuffaro’s career-defining photos above and visit his website here for more information. Like Henry Rollins has this image of being angry and mean, but he’s the nicest guy. He’s a puppy. Dre would show up considering he’d been wanting to shoot him since N.W.A’s 1988 album, Straight Outta Compton. “At one point, Meth is sitting in a chair and pulls out this wad of cash. Not in a mean way, but I was just telling him, ‘You’re driving a Honda. I have a family to take care of.’ I thought he’d have all these gold chains.”
While many people may be intimidated to shoot all of these hardcore gangster rappers, there is truly only one thing Cuffaro feared at the time and it wasn’t them. They loved what I played and it made me feel so good. Ice-T was a really good guy and every Hip Hop artist I shot—from LL Cool J to Ice Cube—everybody, I always got along with them.”

Cuffaro grew up in San Jose, California   and ’70s   funk was the predominate music he gravitated toward as a teenager. He was like, ‘Well I’ve got more, so don’t worry about it,’” he laughs. He’s just a really nice guy. And I was like, ‘What? Gangs back then were nothing compared to what it’s like today. Much like his video for 1987’s “I’m Bad,” where he pulls up flossing his gold chains and driving a flashy muscle car, Cuffaro expected a similar presentation when initially meeting him in 1991, but that’s not what he got. “It’s always a shock. The event properly represented the 56-year-old artist’s vast collection of iconic photographs and introduced his audience to images they otherwise never would have seen before. Get that the fuck out of here!’ He really got upset the guy brought a real gun to the photo shoot. I don’t need the fancy cars. “One of the biggest things in my career, and still to this day, is when people remember me,” Cuffaro tells HipHopDX from his home in Los Angeles. It was funny. I’m totally surprised.’ He said the coolest thing ever. What is it today? He describes the Wu-Tang Clan vet as a “puppy” and insists he’s his favorite artist to shoot. It was the handshake. “I remember telling him I was a big fan and wanted to shoot him. I’d look at my assistant, but we never knew. We had low riders, cholos — that whole thing — but I was never fearful of that. I could get along with everybody and I used my photography to do that.”

LL Cool J was another artist Cuffaro particularly enjoyed working with on set. The best part, he just loved everything I shot, and he said if I ever wanted to hang out to come by. Method Man would come at me and I’d reach out to shake his hand like normal, like ‘I’m a white guy. He was just really cool. You meet somebody and do a photo shoot with somebody, it’s one second of their life. It was like validation. “When I sit down and talk with these guys, I’m like, ‘I know you’re looking at me like I’m some dumb white guy, but here are the concerts I went to and the music I like,’ and it would give me some credibility to them,” he says. I’ll remember them because I do the photo shoot, but you never think they’ll remember you.”

Cuffaro met   Ice-T during Lollapalooza in 1991, when he was following Jane’s Addiction and capturing the band at the height of their career. “I was, of course, playing ‘70s funk, and at the end of the day I told him I’d love to DJ for one of his parties, and he said I   could DJ any of his parties any time I wanted. “I just remember him showing up driving a Honda. “Ice-T goes nuts — like a parent. He goes, ‘I have a family to take care of. ‘What are you doing? He said it was about $20K. I got along with everybody. I told him we could jump him, kick his ass and take his money. This is what we do.’”
In fact, Method Man also warmed up to Cuffaro during one of their multiple photo shoots. Same thing with Eddie Vedder. Although he didn’t show up, The Game did. “He was awesome, too,” Cuffaro says. Dubbed Greatest Hits, the exhibit featured over 60 different Cuffaro photographs, which included dramatic black and white images of artists like Ice-T, LL Cool J, The Game, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, George Michael, John Lydon, and Ice Cube. A lot of these artists, behind the caricatures or personas they create, nine times out of 10, they’re really nice people.

XXXTENTACION is currently in jail awaiting trial on felony charges including battery and false imprisonment after he allegedly beat up his pregnant girlfriend. “As far as that strip club, I’m not sure how that went. XXX says that authorities “set him up” when Project Baby violated his probation after attending a strip club and a boxing match. “He had permission to go to that boxing match,” he said. But all of these things are used as marketing methods, which can be considered work.”

#xxxtentacion on #kodakblack being locked up in Broward County Jail with him. The project is called   Bad Vibes and comes after XXX has gained notoriety through a handful of SoundCloud hits including the controversial “Look At Me.” This is the song that the 19-year-old rapper accused Drake of jacking for an unreleased song the Toronto superstar previewed on a stop of his Boy Meets World Tour. In a recent interview with DJ Akademiks, he commented on another Florida rapper, Kodak Black, who recently found himself back in jail. Link to full interview in bio
A post shared by DJ Akademiks (@akadmiks) on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:19pm PST Florida rapper XXXTENTACION is set to release his debut project this spring backed by Empire distribution, according to a press release.

We’ve also thrown in a tantalizing teaser of Dave Chappelle’s two upcoming Netflix comedy specials, which are expected to arrive on March 21. signing a sneaker deal. The 25-track album is scheduled for a May 19 release, two days before Biggie’s birthday. The King & I is Evan’s   first album in 10 years and features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Lil Cease, Lil Kim, Sheek Louch, and Styles P. Dave Chappelle returns March 21, only on Netflix. last night (March 1). faith evans F. Their musical chemistry is evident on each track. dave Chappelle   – “netflix comedy special”
Two specials. The duo performed “2nd Time Around,” which serves as the first single from their upcoming project, Tuxedo II (Stones Throw). The accompanying soundtrack, simply titled The Fate Of The Furious Album, is packed with music from notable rappers like Young Thug, J Balvin, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and PnB Rock. Check out Wednesday’s   DX Digest. Tuxedo kicks off a sizable tour March 25 in Los Angeles and wraps it up June 13 in Chicago. The film hits theaters nationwide April 14. One event. Tuxedo- “second time around”

Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, collectively known as Tuxedo, are back and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Future’s next move is the Nobody Safe Tour, which begins May 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. In the brief clip, he recounts his meetings with OJ Simpson and the implications of Martin Luther King Jr. Vince Staples- “Nothing Burns Like The Cold”

Borrowing heavily from Portishead’s 1994 Dummy single, “Glory Box (Give Me A Reason To Love You),” Snoh Aalegra’s “Nothing Burns Like The Cold” features the sultry vocals of the Los Angeles-based Persian singer and a guest verse from frequent collaborator Vince Staples. Snoop dogg   – “promise you this”

Snoop Dogg does not hold back on how he feels about people asking him for favors on “Promise You This,” which finds the self-proclaimed Snoop Eastwood indeed laying down the law. The two have worked on songs like “Señorita” and “Emotional” in the past. asher roth- “More or less (hash Wednesday)”

Produced by frequent collaborator Nottz, Asher Roth’s “More Or Less (Hash Wednesday)” helped usher in Lent with its comedic take on the religious event, which, of course, precedes another Catholic holiday, Easter. Want more? Snoop Dogg –   “when we party (Behind-The-Scenes)”

As Faith Evans prepares to drop her highly anticipated duets project, The King & I, featuring   vocals from her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G., the R&B singer has returned with a behind-the-scenes video for “When We Party” with her longtime friend Snoop Dogg. lil uzi vert & Quavo   – “Go off”
Travis Scott, Quavo of Migos and Lil Uzi Vert quite literally “Go Off” on their new collaborative single taken from the forthcoming movie,   Fate Of The Furious, the eighth   installment of the long-running film series, which kicked off in 2001. Wale- “soke freestyle”

Following   “Running Back” with Lil Wayne, “Fashion Week” with G-Eazy and “Smile,” Wale has returned with another single, “Soke Freestyle,”   which he spits   over the original “Soke” by Nigerian artist Burna Boy. Backed by DJ Esco, Zaytoven and a live band, he sailed through the standout   HNDRXX single and even got a few cheers and claps. The first two will   premiere on March 21. pic.twitter.com/xiSv0SVVDV
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 2, 2017

Netflix has shared an enticing 30-second teaser for the first two of comedian Dave Chappelle’s three comedy specials, which were announced last year. Travis scott f. future   – “incredible (Live)”

Future stopped by Ellen on Wednesday (March 1), where he performed “Incredible” for the predominately “suburban housewife” daytime audience. Listen to the second song from the album above. Snoh Aalegra f. Ace hood   – “Give thanks”

After dropping his Body Bag 4 mixtape, Ace Hood released “Guess Who?” last week and   is back with another fresh creation, “Give Thanks.” As the title suggests, the Scott Styles-produced track finds the Florida rapper counting his blessings and practicing gratitude. The song most likely comes from a yet-to-be-revealed new project (fingers crossed). There’s another Snoop offering with Faith Evans’ new behind-the-scenes video for “When We Party,” as well as music from Wale, Ace Hood, Tuxedo, and Asher Roth. With Friday right around the corner, HipHopDX   helps usher in the weekend with a handful of carefully curated selections. For the Thursday   (March 2) version of the DX Digest, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert and Quavo “Go Off” on the number one track of the day and Future hits the Ellen stage to deliver a spotless performance of “Incredible.” From there,   Snoop Dogg gives his word with the West Coast-flavored banger “Promise You This” and Vince Staples’ contribution to Snoh Aalegra’s beautifully composed “Nothing Burns Like The Cold” also make the list.

Congratulations to Foxy Brown! Otherwise, the Brooklyn rapper has been fairly quiet as most didn’t even know she was pregnant. “Congratulations to Foxy Brown. “Literally, as I’m putting on my bracelet, the telephone rings,” she said to her audience. So, maybe she’ll call us.”
The announcement comes just days after Foxy chimed in on the beef between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj with a few Instagram comments siding with the Queens MC. Foxy Brown has no time to be involved in rap beef any further than Instagram comments as she reportedly gave birth to a baby girl recently. “Allegedly it’s a reggae star and I’m not going to say his name because I think that me and Foxy have some sort of relationship,” Williams shared, “and the bureau does have a working telephone. Wendy Williams spilled the beans on her talk show, BET reports. She had a baby girl.”
No word on who the father of the rapper’s daughter is yet, but the actress gave a hint.

Also, Austin allegedly sent an email to ticket holders “trashing Jeezy and then posted defamatory statements on social media that were picked up by media outlets,” read the report. Read the remaining dates below:
March 3, 2017 – Grand Rapids, Mich. According to The Jasmine BRAND,   The Snowman is accusing   Darryl Austin of hurting his reputation and is demanding $1 million. The suit continues by saying Jeezy’s promised payment was even upped to $80,000 per the rapper’s request. – Belasco Theater
April 6, 2017- San Diego, Calif. -Irving Plaza
March 12, 2017- New York, N.Y. – House of Blues
March 18, 2017 – Greensboro, N.C. – The Fillmore Philadelphia
March 11, 2017 – New York, N.Y. Currently, Jeezy is preparing his upcoming tour in promotion of   Trap or Die 3   alongside Lil Durk and YFN Lucci. – Cone Denim Ent Center
March 22, 2017 – Atlanta, Ga. – RMA
April 5, 2017- Los Angeles, Calif. – House of Blues
March 8, 2017 – Wallingford, Conn. – House of Blues -Egyptian Room
March 7, 2017 – Boston, Mass. – The Dome
March 9, 2017 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Tabernacle
March 26, 2017 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues
March 27, 2017 – Dallas, Texas – House of Blues *
March 28, 2017 – San Antonio, Texas – Aztec Theater
April 4, 2017 – Riverside, Calif. – The Ritz
March 17, 2017 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jeezy has decided to countersue   a Houston promoter who filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta rapper for $100,000 for breach of contract and taking a $30,000 deposit   after skipping a show. – Irving Plaza
March 16, 2017 -Raleigh, N.C. Filing his case last February, Austin says he was informed Jeezy wouldn’t perform after the booked venue had already sold around a thousand tickets for the show. – 20 Monroe Live
March 4, 2017 – Indianapolis, Ind. In his response, Jeezy says he never was paid and Austin didn’t negotiate with representatives on his team.

DX: Speaking of Sprite, in Atlanta lean is a big part of the culture. We shook hands. SahBabii: I was broke you feel me? I was still in the streets doin’ what I was doin’ to get a little come up, a little money. HipHopDX: What were you doing this time a year ago? I’m competing with myself so I look forward to the challenge. SahBabii: It’s a lotta labels interested. I respect that more than him just trying to come at me with a project. Los Angeles, CA – As we’ve discovered doing #DXLive every Thursday 3pm-6pm (#freeplug) there are thousands of aspiring artists out there with the talent to go bar-for-bar with any of today’s top money earning MCs. SahBabii: Me and Drake didn’t really have no dialogue. DX: If you could pick one product that you use in your everyday life to endorse and get free for life what would it be? Me and Thug, we did a couple songs. At first I liked the beat, I liked the song but I grew not to like it for some reason so it was really a throwaway until I seen it going viral on IG. DX: On the topic of the labels, how has the process been going? Is that a part of your life? SahBabii: First Thug’s A&R hit me up and said Thug wanted to FaceTime but the connection was messed up at the time so we ain’t get to FaceTime. DX: How did Thug first get ahold of your when the song took off? SahBabii: I ain’t gonna lie, I drink a lotta Sprite. He just uploaded a photo quoting one of my songs. I had a couple of suicidal thoughts. I don’t smoke no more. SahBabii: I got real good music, both that I dropped with SANDAS and [what I got] saved up in the catalog. Nut On Her Chest Imma Titty Fuck ??
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SahBabii: No, I don’t do lean. Drake is a real good person.Young Thug and his team flew me out there. I’m coming harder and harder. I am getting a little bit tired though cause it’s been going on since I was with Thug in London. So it was boring. We’ve been flying all over the place so I’m a little bit tired but I’m still grateful for what’s going on that I’m in this situation. He said “What’s up” I said “What’s up” He [said that he] was just putting the verse on “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick.” He was just about to perform so we didn’t get to talk too much. Sprite with no ice. I think most of the people drink lean cause they’re followers, so I don’t drink lean. DX: We talked about a year ago, now tell me what is your goal for a year from now? A couple of days later we got on FaceTime and his A&R was saying how they were gonna fly me out to London. SahBabii: I ain’t really know Thug, but I used to see Thug when I was little. I respect that he really messes with my music. DX: Now, wherever you do wind up the pressure is gonna be on to put out a strong debut you know that right? Now, a few months later labels are courting him like he was an NBA All-Star that just his free agency. I used to be a pretty heavy smoker but I think they’re putting stuff in the weed now so I don’t mess with weed too much anymore. But like we always say, it’s more than that. DX: You also got a nice shout out from Metro Boomin. DX: You recently flew to London to meet Drake. Now Lately Niggas Hatin But I Don't Give No Fuck, I'm On Da Block Wit Da Guys And We Wild Af ?????-JoJo
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SahBabii: I just stayed in the house, started working on my music, uploading my music to Instagram, really started focusing on working on my music and staying positive. After years of making a living the way the streets taught him to and suffering through depression while trying to make a dent in Atlanta’s flourishing music scene, SahBabii went from feeling at an all-time low to seeing his song “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick” hit an all-time high through the power of Instagram. SahBabii: No we ain’t spoke on [working together] he just been showin’ love though. DX: Did you already have a relationship with Thugger at that point? I was kinda depressed cause I ain’t have no money, so I was engaging in all types of stupid stuff to try to get some money, but I was depressed. London was great. He from Cleveland Ave and that’s right by Sylvan Road and the place that I used to run around when I was little, so I used to see him in the streets before he was on. SahBabii: I got so depressed that I had a bald spot in my head and they told me it was because of stress. I wanted my music to jump off but I was in the streets really though. I’ve been meeting with them back and forth but we still in negotiations with the labels trying to figure out who we’re gonna pick. As the machine gets ready to grab hold of the rising star rhymer, we wanted to get to know the young man behind the song that went from a throwaway to garnering the attention of Drake who vowed to put a verse on the remix of it. He brought me out to perform at Center Stage. DX: During that time how bad did your depression get? Strong hooks, catchy melodies and an ability to appeal to a broad audience. I stay clean. SahBabii: I gotta accept it cause I didn’t have this at first so I’m grateful for it. DX: The past few weeks you’ve been on the road and getting courted by labels so much it seems like an extreme opposite of your life before this. DX: What was that first moment when you realized that “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick” was becoming a hit? SahBabii: I want all my songs to be on the Billboard [charts] I want everybody listening to all my songs and I want them to know all the words, so I want to really drop a classic! Metro Boomin, he showed a lotta love. How did that conversation go? In an exclusive conversation with HipHopDX, SahBabii opened up about his depression, the Instagram post that would change his life and the sudden shift from not leaving his block to flying all over the country and even to Europe to rub shoulders with some of rap’s biggest names. DX: Did you guys talk about possibly working together? Has it been overwhelming? SahBabii: Metro Boomin showed love. SahBabii: I had made an Instagram video for the song “Pull Up With Ah Stick” and I seen it going viral on the Explore page. DX: What helped you overcome that?

Earlier this week, the Pro Era rapper promised a special announcement Friday, and technically it is 6 a.m. The LP is made up of 12 tracks, most of which are unlisted, except for the already-released singles “Devastated” and “Land of the Free.” The former earned the New York spitter his first RIAA certification, a gold plaque. in the land of the Kiwis, so perhaps the project hits the United States store for pre-order Friday (March 3). “I’m about to score another gold record on my first album,” he shared, “and I’m about to put out my new album, so yeah, it’s gonna be a lot of victories coming up and in 2017 in general so I’m super excited for that.”
Check out Joey Bada$$’s   All-Amerikkkan Bada$$   album cover art below. In speaking with HipHopDX about his new song “Victory” for NBA All-Star Weekend, he shared his excitement about the many Ws he was planning on locking up this year. After claiming that he is a better rapper than 2Pac, new details have emerged about his sophomore album, formerly known simply as   A.A.B.A. — BADMON (@joeyBADASS) February 28, 2017

After storming onto the scene with the   1999 mixtape, Bada$$ shared his debut album,   B4 da $$ in 2015. According to the iTunes store from New Zealand, Bada$$’s album is officially titled   All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ and is due out April 7. #AABA #AABA #AABA pic.twitter.com/DDFTu1V8x3
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) March 2, 2017

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Joey Bada$$ is paving his path to put his name alongside the greats as he prepares his new album. Big announcement pon Friday. UPDATE: Joey Bada$$ just confirmed the April 7 release date for his   All-Amerikkkan Bada$$   album in a powerful video posted to Twitter. The title might be a slight homage to another West Coast icon as Ice Cube’s 1990 debut album was titled   Amerikkka’s Most Wanted with a similar use of three Ks. Stay chuned. The project was originally scheduled for an Election Day release, but was postponed as rumors circulated that Bada$$ rejected an offer to perform for Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities.