This adds to Birdman’s legal woes with Lil Wayne, with the “father and son” contending over the release of the Young Money honcho’s Tha Carter V album. Manhattan Supreme Court records show that in 2009, Drake signed his Cash Money Records deal via his connection with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment. It was then that Drake signed the second agreement that is the current point of contention. Birdman promises that the project will be liberated this year, but Weezy says that’s not true. Cash Money Records is engaged in yet another legal tussle, this time with the former management company for Drake. Drake and Aspire entered into a management partnership that year, a four-year exclusive arrangement in where it was later agreed in a second deal that Cash Money would receive one-third of Drizzy’s songwriting and licensing profits, reports Page Six. Because of Aspire’s claims that Cash Money held out the profits, monies owed to Prince for discovering and getting Drake signed to the company were held up. Former Aspire exec Jas Prince and Young Money Records settled their legal differences for good last summer after Prince launched an $11 million lawsuit that was claimed to have been settled in 2014. The Aspire Music Group is alleging in a lawsuit that Cash Money has withheld the Canadian superstar’s profits that it agreed to share in a deal signed in 2008. The suit states that Drake was set to honor the agreement for four albums. Conversely, Drake reworked his agreement with Aspire in 2012 over unpaid royalties and has since cut ties with the company. Aspire says Cash Money is withholding statements from that time period and has yet to pay out any of the agreed upon terms.
Big Sean and Ty Dolla $ign help tell the story of the producer’s importance to the game. And that’s not all. DJ Mustard shares the full-length documentary For Every 12 Hours on TIDAL today (January 13). Fans in Los Angeles will have an opportunity to attend a special screening and Q&A with Mustard. YG, Ty Dolla $ign and RJ were in attendance at the event that also featured a Q&A hosted by Karen Civil. The film features exclusive interviews and performance footage of Mustard from the studio to the stage. Watch DJ Mustard’s For Every 12 Hours TIDAL documentary above. He not only toured with Rihanna to promote her Anti album, he also had a set at Coachella, HARD Summer and more. The film shows the megaproducer’s story in his own words with the help of Big Sean and Ty Dolla $ign as he explains his rise in the industry and shows the process behind his Cold Summer album
Mustard hosted a special screening of the 30-minute documentary for fans in Los Angeles on Wednesday (January 11). (This article was first published January 6, 2017 and is as follows.)
DJ Mustard gives fans a glimpse into his world with the release of the For Every 12 Hours documentary, due out January 13 on TIDAL. DJ Mustard also announced a residency at Las Vegas’ Marquee Nightclub. He will host events at The Cosmopolitan on January 7, January 23 and February 3. TIDAL members and non-members alike can watch the trailer for DJ Mustard’s For Every 12 Hours documentary below. DJ Mustard released his second album, Cold Summer, last year and announced a reunion with YG.
Kelly had to assume his soapbox on Instagram to dispel rumors that he would be front and center in Washington D.C. Los Angeles, CA – Whether or not fake news contributed to Donald Trump’s entry into the White House is still up for analysis but it is a fact that several false news stories have been linking certain musicians to his upcoming inauguration. HipHopDX confirmed with Flo Rida’s label Atlantic Records that he would not be performing at the inauguration. Flo Rida was once scheduled to perform for Trump’s July 12, 2015 Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but pulled out as the president-elect’s comments about Mexican Americans began to gain traction and Macy’s deaded their business relationships with him. Earlier in the week, Snoop Dogg issued an incendiary warning to any “Uncle Tom” who thought it would be a good idea to perform at the inauguration. Most recently, R. But now, social media has been rumbling with the assumption that renowned crossover rapper Flo Rida would be performing for the future President Donald. A report originated by RadarOnline and powered by KSFM.CBSLocal.com claimed the multi-platinum hitmaker accepted $1 million to hit the stage. With big Billboard hits like “Low,” “My House” and “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida may not have the most staunch Hip Hop head fanbase, but that will be one title he won’t have to live down. Embed from Getty Images
Musical Match: For weeks, the President-elect has been looking for a notable musician to perform during the inauguration and while it won’t be Flo Rida, as of Friday, January 13, has reportedly nabbed country music superstar Toby Keith and alt-rock vets 3 Doors Down, among others. on January 20. End of story.
Vibes Vibes Vibes (f. Amari & Wordsplayed)
Usual Suspects (f. Riley Clemmons)
Extra Wavy (Bonus Song) Aha Gazelle & Chris Durso)
Pop Out Revenge (f. We just want to do music that’s fun for everybody because we want to bring fun back. We’ve been pretty open and firm in our beliefs and values. “We’ve never been biased. Chris Batson)
A Song for Cami
One with the New Yorkers (f. Andy Mineo)
Different People (f. Willow Stephens)
Time 4 That
Misfit Anthem (f. Amari)
Love 4 Real (f. Daramola)
Who Else (f. Those never waver. The duo — made up of FERN and Marty Mar — signed a deal with Capitol Records last year after building their brand on the independent scene as simply Social Club. The lead single for The Misadventures of Fern and Marty was “Pop Out Revenge,” which the duo told HipHopDX in November wasn’t exactly representative of the entire album as they shared their view of how they weave faith into their music. But at the same time, we want to do quality music that’ll be respected in the mainstream and be quality to the people who look for quality music.”
Social Club Misfits’ The Misadventures of Fern & Marty album stream is above with the cover art and tracklist below. “We’ve been able to be blessed, be versatile and put together some good songs regardless of the genre or market we’re in,” FERN said. The Misadventures of Fern and Marty features Andy Mineo, Amari and Wordsplayed. Social Club Misfits are taking their first swing on the main stage as they released The Misadventures of Fern and Marty album today (January 13). Tree Giants)
Although he is Xzibit’s son, Tre has never depended on his famous father to give him a boost, but instead has let his own work ethic speak for itself. “My brother or my sister or friends around me or just music. How are you getting this much feedback?’ I’m like, man, you just have to go back and look at the track record because it’s all there for you to see it.”
Stream Tre Capital’s We Must Do Better album above and check out the cover art and tracklist below. She’s taught me so much about music and plus, me getting to learn about her ear, it pushes you in a different direction sonically, business-wise, how you present your music, your marketing. 2AM]
Figure It Out (f. SiR) [Prod. WondaGurl]
Last Time Remix (f. Ismael) [Prod. Love you Ebony #WelcomeToThe20Club @WondaGurl !!!!!! J. Martin $ky]
way we see it [Prod. “I think to have someone like her who’s so young, she’s working with the Kevin Durants of the rap world,” he says. Los Angeles, CA – Tre Capital wants to start off 2017 by hitting the ground running and he’s doing just that with the release of his We Must Do Better album. “So I played him a couple songs off the album, he was really feeling it. LBS, VNSN, Haze Banga, Beat Butcha, Michael Seven and Eestbound. Your family is like my family & you will always have my support. Then we pulled up the session for ‘Figure It Out’ it was really crappy it wasn’t even halfway where it was. Haze Banga]
Quick Pay (f. Martin $ky) [Prod. Wish I was still in the city to celebrate with you but it's always classic no matter how much time we get. VNSN]
Invest [Prod. “And I feel like for this album, I didn’t even drop it with a premiere because it’s about the music at the end of the day. I feel like the work ethic for me is starting to show where people are like, ‘Man, Tre how are you so known? She has produced for Drake, Travis Scott and Jay Z, but noticed something in Tre that she wanted to support. I said in an interview, I’m her Luke Skywalker and she’s my Yoda. LBS]
Last Time (f. TĀLĀ) [Prod. Eestbound, Michael Seven, Don Derrion, 3PTS]
Look, Us (f. So rare to find great individuals like you during this time and age. Combining all of those topics and putting it into perspective of saying man, fans are so geeked to hear this album because it’s refreshing.”
Tre explains what it’s meant to him to have a co-sign from WondaGurl as he navigates the industry as an independent artist. J. Frequent collaborator WondaGurl crafts the beat for “Life Outro.”
When making We Must Do Better, Tre explains in a phone conversation with HipHopDX that he started with the title to form the concept of his album, which challenges his ability to share his personal experiences with fans. “Let me really make sure that I’m putting in the effort and the time to talk about the relationship with my family and how I felt discouraged trying to be a bigger role model for them,” he says. TĀLĀ, Beat Butcha]
Life Outro [Prod. The work ethic starting to show
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As further proof of his growth, Tre has received calls from Just Blaze, has gotten to hang out with Ab-Soul and met Noah “40” Shebib on a recent trip to Toronto. TĀLĀ) [Prod. She wasn’t even saying, ‘Tre, do it like this, do it like this.’ You’re just around her and you know. LBS]
Disbelief [Prod. TĀLĀ, Beat Butcha] *BONUS* “He’d heard about me and I’d heard about him, so I was like, ‘Oh man, this is awesome, we got SiR here,’” Tre explains. It’s kind of like what her standard of music is is what pushes you to say ‘Fuck, I want my shit to be just like that.’ You’re getting an inside scoop about what exactly she likes and that’s a reflection of what could elevate your art.”
Happy Birthday to one of the most humble spirits I've ever met on this planet. As he’s already a few projects into his career, he has faced his fair share of frustrations and knew it was time for something different. He was like, ‘I really like this song, so let’s do something to it.’ So from there I got him on the record and we both really loved it, but it still needed some work. “I feel like to go from being, man I’m really not where I need to be with my music and I feel very held back, but then to have someone like Ab-Soul or Just Blaze or 40, to come in contact with those people and still to be an independent artist, I feel speaks — the music speaks louder than anything,” he says. ✌???? ⚡️
A photo posted by TRE CAPITAL (@trecapdlx) on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:20pm PST
After his last album, I Can’t Die Yet, which dropped in March and had no features, Tre wanted to go track by track to improve his craft. “So what makes me different compared to any other artist that she could work with, I’m forever grateful. Michael Seven]
Clean / Filthy [Prod. LBS’ house. So I lived with the record, then when we did the mix and master for it, I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is one of my favorite records on the album.’ And I know SiR is very — he’s not someone that’s very easy to get ahold of on features and stuff so I felt like it was just organic.”
Albums done. He enlisted Inglewood’s own SiR for the track “Figure It Out” and Tre emphasizes how everything came together organically as SiR walked into the studio at J. It’s not about social media. The Los Angeles rapper has 11 tracks on the project with production from J. Welcome to the Glory [Prod. One of the signs of progression is his incorporation of guest appearances on We Must Do Better.
Hosts Charlamagne, Angela Yee and DJ Envy could tell it was young Kodak because of his gold grill and hairstyle lumps that showed through the mask, but that didn’t help the awkwardness of the interview as the Florida rapper gave mostly brief answers. I had to see what that hot and cold thing do, but I don’t like it. But here’s the kicker: he did the entire interview wearing a ski mask. Nicki Minaj knows who I am.”
On How He’s Keeping His Career Moving
“I’ve been innovating.”
On Whether He’s A Clone In That Ski Mask
“I’m Tupac resurrected.”
On Why He’s Going To Put Kirk Franklin On His Album
“Ain’t no rappers doing that.” She thought I dropped it on purpose ’cause she know me.”
On Lil Wayne Saying He Doesn’t Know Who Kodak Black Is
“Nigga you know who I am. Here are 14 of those pretty straightforward responses, which give a glimpse inside the mind of the 19-year-old artist. He too old,” Kodak Black says amid several moments of silence. On Being Done With All the “Bull-Crap”
“I can’t win from losing, so gotta stay level-headed.”
On Having A Mentor In The Game
“I mean, if Master P ever holler at me, I’d holler at him.”
On How He’s Going To Celebrate Black History Month
“I’m finna drop my Cutlass.”
On What He Bought First After Getting Out Of Jail
“I had about a hundred condoms. On Challenging Lil Wayne To A Fight For Title Of “Best Rapper Alive”
“I don’t even wanna talk about it. It be burning after that.”
On E-40 Saying He Started The “Broccoli” Trend
“Even if he said it first, you’re probably like 50 years old.”
On Wale Writing To Him In Jail
“At least he took his time to write a nigga.”
On His Dad Reaching Out
“A part of me was like, one day he’s gonna die, and I’m gonna be like … then I’ll be like dang … Another part of me, yeah…”
On His Mom Getting A Boyfriend One Day
“As long as she cook for me.”
On His Girl’s Reaction To Kodak Accidentally Exposing Himself On Instagram Live
“She wasn’t mad about that. New York, NY – Kodak Black came through Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to talk about a slew of topics, from threatening to dethrone Lil Wayne, to his first purchase after getting out of jail in December.
Ricco Barrino assists on the lead single “The Sing Along.”
As he’s navigated the game, Grant has worked with Cyhi The Prynce and has co-signs from Ludacris’ manager Chaka Zulu and T.I.’s business partner Jason Geter. The South Carolina rapper is putting his stamp on the industry with the 11-track project after catching the attention of the world with a Sway Freestyle and projects including his 88 Mixtape and his remix of Solange’s A Seat at the Table called +One. Hess)
Luxury Vintage Rap Sometimes (f. In an interview with HipHopDX back in March, the burgeoning artist shared his creative process and explained why he doesn’t rush to make music. Ricco Barrino)
Gotta Be More (f. Dominic Gordon)
Drug Lord Couture
All of You (f. I feel like they have the same approach as me because we’re cut from the same cloth and influenced by the same people. “I feel like the dudes who are really rapping and getting the most recognition take the time to make the music,” he told Senior Features Writer Ural Garrett. For me, it’s just taking my time and slowing the consumer down and making them listen to the music.”
Nick Grant’s Return of the Cool album stream is above with the cover art and tracklist below. Miloh Smith)
Get Up (f. BJ the Chicago Kid)
PPIPP (f. Nick Grant shared his debut album, The Return of the Cool, today (January 13). When the new generation comes, they say how dope it was twenty years ago. Hess)
The Sing Along (f. B. WatchtheDuck)
Get Down (Poonana)
Return of the Cool (f. The Return of the Cool features BJ The Chicago Kid, Dominic Gordon, Miloh Smith, WatchTheDuck and Bhess. When you continuously release music, like it’s impossible to continuously release quality music back to back in one year in terms of mixtapes or albums. B. “That gives people longevity and something that they probably won’t catch until five or so years from now. Then you find that only one of them was good.
Chris Brown saga continues to be the gift that keeps misleading, as the world patiently awaits some sort of concrete evidence that the fight is actually going down. If you entertain clowns, you become part of the circus. I don’t got time for that. I got kids at home. Except, no one relayed the message to Martin. It’s childish. While attending the press conference for Ice Cube’s BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league, Martin told Billboard, “Don’t be part of the circus, dog.”
“You know what they say if you entertain clowns, right? According to Fif, “They really need to go ahead and get that shit off their chest,” and he declared the fight to be official. It’s just people reaching for something to talk about. In May 2016, Thomas, 39, openly challenged Martin to a charity boxing match, with an account of him slapping his longtime rival in the face with $1,500 in cash. I’m not gonna entertain that.”
HipHopDX recently spoke to former four-weight world champion Adrien Broner ahead of his next prizefight, who had no problem being “part of the circus,” seeing how he knows both Chris Brown and Soulja Boy personally. I moved on. Watch the 2004 postgame interviews between Martin and Thomas to peep how the b-ball beef first began. And for what it’s worth, he picked Breezy Brown to slump Soulja in the ring (if it should ever happen). I’m a 39-year-old grown-ass man, dog. New York City, NY – The Soulja Boy vs. Last week, 50 Cent took to his Instagram to reveal purported undercards in the bout, including one between former NBA players Kenyon Martin and Tim Thomas. Their issues on the hardwood spilled into the media during the 2004 NBA Playoffs and cooler heads still haven’t prevailed. If that was going to happen, I would have took care of it seven years ago.
Perhaps it was just a bad day for the Fresh Prince’s middle child, so hopefully he’ll bounce back to normal in no time. “Everyone follow your heart, OK? Smith adds that he has big plans in the works for 2017 that extend beyond clothing and music. And it’s hard these days to really create the life you want for yourself because there’s nobody here that supports the youth or the youth creativity.”
The video’s second portion shows Smith wondering aloud why aren’t people using Instagram Live to document positivity and scientific endeavors instead of focusing solely on superficial things. During an Instagram Live video that’s since been deleted, Smith stated he’s ready to leave Los Angeles to find “happiness” and to tell his father, Will Smith, that he’s failed. Jaden Smith has always been an expressive young man and that distinction continued with a recent posting to his Instagram account. Jaden Smith went off on a rant on Instagram Live claiming that he was going to leave Los Angeles to find ‘happiness,’ and tell his dad Will Smith that he ‘failed straight up.’ ?part 1
A video posted by Our Generation Music (@ourgenerationmusicco) on Jan 12, 2017 at 8:06pm PST
Jaden Smith went off on a rant on Instagram Live claiming that he was going to leave Los Angeles to find ‘happiness,’ and tell his dad Will Smith that he ‘failed straight up.’ ? (part 2)
A video posted by Our Generation Music (@ourgenerationmusicco) on Jan 12, 2017 at 8:08pm PST “Be the you that you want to be. The video was posted to his account this week from a Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot. In a somber tone, Smith opened the meltdown to his five million followers by saying, “it’s gonna be so funny to tell my dad that I failed straight up.”
What the 18-year-old was eluding to isn’t known, but he continued the video with more of his standard positivity and push for creative freedom. Do exactly what you want to do,” said a visibility distant Smith. In the meanwhile, check out the video footage below. Don’t try to be somebody else. It’s a lot of bad stuff here.”
Smith continued with, “Create the life that you want for yourself. I’m about to move out of L.A.
Pitchfork has reported that according to the 77-year-old’s tax records, Anschutz’s philanthropic foundation has donated to one such group, called Alliance Defending Freedom, as recently as 2015. Anschutz and his company AEG Live (that runs Coachella through subsidiary Goldenvoice) have shot down the reports, characterizing them as “fake news,” “garbage” and a smear campaign perpetrated by competitors. A petition set up by transgender woman and LGBTQ activist Sarah Rose surpassed 7,000 signatures as of Friday morning:
“As a transgender woman and advocate for the LGBTQ community, my genuine hope is that these artists can turn a bad situation into a positive one. None of the acts have responded to the petition yet. Coachella will take place on April 14-16 and April 21-23 this year. Just days after the 2017 lineup for blockbuster music festival Coachella dropped online, it came to light that its founder Philip Anschutz had been a longtime donor to anti-LGBTQ groups. I’m a diehard music fan and a musician myself, and I strongly believe that music shouldn’t be used as a means to discriminate.”
The petition states “Coachella drew nearly 200,000 attendees last year, generating almost $85 million, a portion of which we now know went to organizations actively fighting to deny human rights to LGBTQ people.” The petition closes by urging all three headliners, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Radiohead to donate their fees to LGBTQ support groups. “I unequivocally support the rights of all people without regard to sexual orientation,” Anschutz said in a statement, adding, “when it has come to my attention or the attention of The Anschutz Foundation that certain organizations either the Foundation or I have funded have been supporting such causes, we have immediately ceased all contributions to such groups.”
In response to the funding accusations, pressure has been mounting on this year’s festival headline acts to redress the balance and donate their paychecks for performing at the festival to support LGBTQ groups.
Kelly will not be performing at this years inauguration ceremony. R&B phenom R. Any reports stating otherwise are simply untrue.”
End. Kelz posted the following message on a bright yellow background (yes, yellow), and uploaded it to Instagram Thursday (January 12). “So, ain’t nobody gonna perform for Donald Trump, huh? Kelly confirmed to perform at inauguration. Which one of you jiggaboo-ass niggas gonna be the first one to do it? Kelly performing at the inauguration quickly spread on social media this week, spurred by the combination of Trump and his team’s inability to book a marquee performer, and the release of an unverified dossier that alleged that Trump orchestrated a “golden shower” show with some prostitutes while in Moscow. Which one of you niggas gonna do it first?”
Donald Trump’s inauguration is set to take place on Friday, January 20. — Jonathan Torrens (@TorrensJonathan) January 11, 2017
The singer’s straight-forward message on Instagram comes as fellow artist Snoop Dogg threatened to offer a verbal lashing to anyone willing to perform at the president-elect’s inauguration. A photo posted by R Kelly (@rkelly) on Jan 12, 2017 at 5:08pm PST
Jokes about R. (Kelly, as you most likely remember, was accused of urinating on an underage girl on video and was charged with child pornography. Kelly has put an end to rumors that he’s scheduled to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. I’m waiting,” the Long Beach rapper said. Of. He was acquitted of the charges in 2008.)
BREAKING: R. Story. “I’m gonna roast the fuck out of you Uncle Tom-ass niggas for doing it. “Despite the rumors circulating online, R.
It might be time for the rapper to bump up his match against Breezy. According to TMZ, the musician-turned-Chris Brown nemesis is already behind on rent and is now dodging his landlord, despite moving into his Hollywood Hills home just a few months ago. He leased his home for $6,000 a month, and is currently $6,000 behind. If Soulja doesn’t pay up in a matter of days, his landlord is prepared to take legal action against the rapper. Hollywood, CA – Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy has been a magnet for bad news this week, and his luck has shown no signs of getting any better. News of Soulja’s financial troubles comes the same week his Los Angeles home was burglarized, where a crook made off with $10,000 in cash and $12,000 in jewelry after busting down Soulja’s front door while the musician was out. Soulja’s latest issue comes courtesy of his landlord.
— vee (@Nesssaac_) January 13, 2017
I'm so mad about iTunes taking off Aaliyah… Like wyd wyd :/
— two twenty six ?? (@artofianej) January 13, 2017
#justice for #Aaliyah #music #vevo #apple #itunes it's time dammit!!! I don’t think you’ll see it there long.” In the end, Aaliyah’s hits were online for less than 24 hours. — ? (@SunnyBanks_) January 13, 2017
Soooo my Aaliyah album won't play on my MacBook iTunes. pic.twitter.com/M1h2UDfLNP
— aniyaaaa (@akanicea) January 13, 2017
iTunes was sneaky with the Aaliyah release and snatched it up quick fast. when itunes takes down the only aaliyah album besides aanban the day after they released it. — Brendan Mac (@BrendanMacNews) January 13, 2017
Lmao that aaliyah album was uploaded to iTunes/Apple Music illegally and was removed. Barry Hankerson, Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager, does not want her back catalog to be released digitally, according to Complex. Much of the R&B starlet’s catalog has been conspicuously absent from streaming services, so yesterday’s upload was seen as a victory for fans of the singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001. I thought somebody was just talking when they said it's a spam lol
— ???????? (@BaeBLove) January 13, 2017
I'm mad they snatched Aaliyah music off itunes again
— Mo (@Zauliebaby) January 13, 2017
DID THEY REALLY TAKE THE ULTIMATE AALIYAH ALBUM OFF ITUNES ????
— LaDavid (@TRAEANNAA) January 13, 2017
Was so pumped to purchase #Aaliyah's greatest-hits on #iTunes, but it was REMOVED, in less-than a day. Aaliyah fans were left disappointed after her Ultimate hits collection was removed from iTunes and Apple Music — just hours after it had been uploaded. As it turns out, the music was uploaded to Apple’s streaming services illegally and without permission. Rell Lafargue, the COO of Reservoir Media told Complex, “Our lawyers are handling it. i've lost all hope. pic.twitter.com/Bae6ZI8XIO
— CHRIS LEE CAREY (@chrisleecarey) January 13, 2017
Aaliyah’s first album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, is still available on iTunes and Apple Music, as well as Spotify. Unsurprisingly, fans of the R&B icon were left crushed once the oversight was rectified. So annoying. Craze Productions, the company responsible, doesn’t own any of the rights to Aaliyah’s music, although that didn’t stop them from doing the same thing in 2013, which ultimately led to a lawsuit and the removal of the songs. Similarly, the company that does hold the rights to Aaliyah’s music has also put paid to the idea that Aaliyah’s music was supposed to go up.
Big Soulja vs chris brown was so last week… this beef with Drake n meek forever lit (more info in link in bio- YT)
A video posted by DJ Akademiks (@akadmiks) on Jan 12, 2017 at 3:22pm PST
Rappers all over have been suggesting their own boxing matches since Big Soulja and Breezy started talking about handling their issues inside the ring. Move over Soulja Boy and Chris Brown. In an apparent Facebook Live video, Meek Mill claims that he would “break Drizzy the fuck up for $5 mill.”
#meekmill says for $5,000,000 he'll beat #drake the f*ck up!!! Meek Mill versus Drake is just the latest speculative bout. After that, the 6 God wrecked the Philly rapper back to back, both in song form and in literal form as Meek became the ubiquitous symbol for taking an “L.”
The newly single Dreamchasers boss even offered up his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj to be the ring card girl for the match. “Y’all would pay $100 a ticket for that.”
Yes, the world would absolutely love to see Meek and Drake go at it pound for pound. “Y’all would come and see that fight wouldn’t y’all?” Meek asks in the above video clip. It’s a fight that’s been a long time coming ever since Meek accused Drake in 2015 of using a ghostwriter. Kodak Black offered to fight Lil Wayne over the “best rapper alive” title, 22 Savage wanted to box his namesake 21 Savage for that title, and RiFF RAFF wanted fisticuffs with 50 Cent for $2 million, because why not? And #nickiminaj can be the ring girl….. YALL send this to @50cent. Mann let's get this sh*t cracking ..
Mayweather went on ESPN’s First Take to explain why Dubai wouldn’t be a possibility for the upcoming boxing match and Wack 100 stepped in to make a few clarifications. I already got paperwork on one of the fighters already. No disrespect,” he says. Soulja spoke on his “membership” with Floyd on Hollywood Unlocked. He also says that neither Floyd Mayweather nor 50 Cent are needed for the fight and confirms that Mike Tyson is directly involved. It’s so serious, Kelly Price is slated to sing the national anthem the day of the showdown. Watch Wack 100 explain the politics of Soulja Boy and Chris Brown’s upcoming fight below. Don’t count Dubai out. So at the end of the day, the Dubai situation, that’s something that I’ve put together. Wack, who also happens to manage Ray J and The Game, tells TMZ that this is a West Coast thing and the fight will be going to Dubai. “Floyd and 50 ain’t never controlled nothing that’s a West Coast situation. “It would be hard for me to control something that’s New York-based and 50’s involved. Los Angeles, CA – Soulja Boy’s promoter Wack 100 went on record to let everybody know that although it may appear that Floyd Mayweather is running the fight between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy, he is not. It’s Piru business right now.”
Both Soulja and Breezy claim to be affiliates of the West Coast Piru Blood gang. The love for Floyd is there but Wack says he’s just “a guy from Michigan who lives in Vegas.” He hopes that everyone else has more respect for the situation because he means serious business.
No, he won’t be playing the title role, and would instead play the father of the children who befriend the elephant with a talent for flying, reports Variety. Live-action reboots of classic animated films have proven successful, and that seems to be the impetus for recent films like The Jungle Book and the upcoming Emma Stone live-action version of 101 Dalmatians. The publication notes that Smith’s last film, Collateral Beauty, didn’t fare well during its holiday season release but suggests that a pairing with Burton could lead to huge returns for the two. Sources also say Tom Hanks has been offered the role of the villainous Ringmaster. Smith is also working toward an official filming start date for the Bad Boys For Life sequel with Bad Boys co-star Martin Lawrence, accord to Deadline. Hollywood, CA – Will Smith is now in talks with Disney studios for a role in the live-action version of the 1941 animated classic fable Dumbo — naturally calling to attention the veteran actor/rapper’s ears. The studios are rushing to make this film a reality, with quirky director Tim Burton at the helm, who has had exceptional success in adaptations of old children’s stories including the billion-dollar-grossing Alice In Wonderland.
At this year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, Atlanta walked away with two honors for its first season on-air. The highly-anticipated second season of Donald Glover’s comedy series Atlanta won’t air until 2018, FX announced earlier today (January 12). Although the next installment of Atlanta won’t air until 2018, Migos’ Quavo is already eyeing a role in the show’s second season: “I hope [Childish Gambino] hit my phone, I hope we can do season two,” the ATL rapper said during a recent interview with The Progress Report. The show beat out Black-ish and Veep, among others, to win Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, while Glover took home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. During his acceptance speech at this past Sunday’s awards ceremony, Gambino gave a gracious thank you to Migos for nothing more than giving the world “Bad and Boujee,” which is currently #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The series is being put on hold due to Glover’s packed production schedule, which includes his portrayal of Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo Star Wars movie, also slated for a 2018 release.
Thug said he simply forgot about the initial court date, but that doesn’t explain fully why he missed today’s appearance. The Atlanta rapper’s woes began when cops recognized him in a busy mall and realized he skipped court over the tints. Atlanta, GA – Young Thug got himself into a bit of trouble last month while out shopping at an Atlanta mall just ahead of Christmas when a police officer arrested him for skipping court over excessive tinting of his car windows. In other recent news, Thugger appeared next to longtime associate Lil Duke for his “Stand Up Niggas” single and video. The officers arrested Thug and paraded through the mall with the requisite walk of shame, which afterward he posted a $500 ball and moved on. The “Pick Up The Phone” artist once again skipped court over the matter earlier today (January 12) and now an arrest warrant has been put out to bring Young Thug in, TMZ reports.
“That’s why I’m working so hard on this album, not to please others, but I’m just really trying, bro, to show people that, like, I’m not just fucking bad! “My fans are so loyal and dedicated that I don’t care that much about winning people over, but I know it’s gonna change and people will eventually give my shit a chance, bro,” the 19-year-old says. I’m not making fun of Hip Hop or being disrespectful. The Atlanta rapper explains the importance of staying true to himself in the album process even when people, including Pete Rock and Anderson .Paak, have said Hip Hop is being tarnished by his happy-go-lucky style. It’s not play rap, it’s as real as anything.”
Much of the criticism has come from Yachty being honest about not being familiar with legends including 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. … I’m not a joke. Lil Yachty is preparing his debut album and announced that it will be called Teenage Emotions in a cover story for MTV. He explains that every genre, using the example of rock music, has different sounds and layers, so he is confused as to why Hip Hop has to be “hardcore, street, storytelling, the struggle.”
“People say I’m destroying Hip Hop, and I’m like, there’s so much Hip Hop, and it’s so popular, so I don’t know why I have the power to destroy it,” he says. Teenage Emotions will come after Yachty dropped his Lil Boat mixtape in March and then signed to Quality Control.
MIKExANGEL (produced by @realskmusic)
Sho Nuff (produced by Sean Momberger x Lee Major x LVM of Nasty Beat Makers)
MIKExANGEL – Anxious (Bonus) Dave East (produced by Rex Kudo)
If It Ain’t Love f. Trey Songz is teasing fans who are awaiting his new album with his Anticipation III mixtape. MIKExANGEL (produced by @realskmusic x Anthony Snoog Wright)
I Got The Time (produced by Nizzy x Farsi)
Gonna Be f. MIKExANGEL (produced by Mogul)
Find My Love f. Justine Darcenne x MIKExANGEL (produced by Squat Beats x Keyz)
Make It All f. hotel and trashing the stage at a performance in Detroit. Trey Songz’ Anticipation III mixtape stream is above and check out the cover art and tracklist below. At the end of 2016, he explained the delay between projects to 106 KMEL. MIKExANGEL (produced by Nizzy x Farsi x Deats)
Mind Fuckin f. “Everybody takes everything in so fast and then they’re on to the next thing, so I want to figure out how to hold people’s attention.”
The R&B singer also released the Trappy New Years mixtape with Fabolous to celebrate the holiday, but lately has made a lot of headlines for things other than music, including lashing out at a D.C. “Nowadays music is so like fast food, in content in general — not just music,” he said. A3 f. Dave East appears on “93 Unleaded.”
Trigga Trey promised his Tremaine album this year, his first LP since 2015’s Trigga Reloaded. MIKExANGEL (produced by Mogul)
Vibrator f. The 11-track project features fellow Virginia artist MIKExANGEL and is produced by Nizzy and Farsi, Mogul and $K. MIKExANGEL x Chisanity x Justine Darcenne (produced by @realskmusic)
93 Unleaded f.