Lil Wayne Claims “Tha Carter V” Is “Coming Soon”

Since then,   Tha Carter V has been the subject of contention between the mogul and his “son.” Earlier this year, Baby said that the album is “definitely” coming, claims that Wayne quickly shut down. F*ck Cash Money. Amid the drama,   Martin Shkreli alleged that he had the record and played some of the music for his followers. Besides   Tha Carter V, Lil Wayne is prepping   Funeral,   Velvet and   Dedication 6. We might be closer to the release of Lil Wayne’s   Tha Carter V as Weezy himself declared the much-anticipated project is “coming soon” during a recent show. Lil Wayne says "C5 coming soon. It's the Roc." pic.twitter.com/aZlj3mXC9V
— Hot Freestyle (@hotfreestyie) April 29, 2017

Lil Wayne made his woes against Birdman and the label public back in December 2014. In the clip, Wayne also declares “Fuck Cash Money” and “It’s the Roc.” This echoes his previous statement of allegiance to Jay Z’s brand, which he previously clarified does not mean he’s signed with Roc Nation, but that Hov is fully supporting the New Orleans rapper in his battle against Cash Money.

Future’s Nobody Safe Tour Replaces Kodak Black

#NobodySafeTour pic.twitter.com/wvWlgPhhnf
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) April 29, 2017 The Harlem rapper was previously slated to join the Nobody Safe Tour as a special guest on selected dates. Although no reason for the swap has been made public, Kodak Black is in jail awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty of violating his probation. The “Tunnel Vision” rapper’s next hearing is May 4, the same day the Nobody Safe Tour kicks off in Memphis. The Atlanta superstar shared a flier for the upcoming trek on Twitter Friday (April 28) and Project Baby’s name is nowhere to be seen. View Future’s tweet with the updated Nobody Safe Tour dates and lineup below. The new flier also shows several new stops in California and an additional date in Future’s hometown. His maximum sentence is eight years in prison, but his lawyer believes that it’s more likely he will receive a lighter punishment such as having his probation extended. Young Thug is still listed as a special guest while A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Zoey Dollaz are now scheduled to join in on a handful of performances. Instead, A$AP Ferg is shown as the last featured artist under Migos and Tory Lanez. It appears that Kodak Black is off of Future‘s Nobody Safe Tour.

Ciara & Russell Wilson Welcome Baby Girl

Congratulations to the couple! We Love You. Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. She has one son with the Atlanta superstar who she was once engaged to. Ciara and Russell Wilson have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. The child weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. 7:03 pm 7 lbs 13 oz. Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. 4.28.2017 Photo By Daddy ❤️
A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Apr 28, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback posted the same image. In her caption for a photo of herself sitting by the ocean, CiCi promises little Sienna that she and Russell will always be there for her. Ciara and Russell got married last summer. Love, Mommy & Daddy. 4.28.2017
A post shared by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Apr 28, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT

This comes months after Ciara called off her multi-million dollar lawsuit against Future. The singer made the announcement on Instagram that she gave birth to her daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, on Friday (April 28) at 7:03 p.m. 7:03 pm 7 lbs 13 oz. Love, Daddy & Mommy. We Love You.

Nef The Pharaoh Releases “The Chang Project”

The album is made up of 15 tracks and includes features from Ty Dolla $ign,   Caleborate, Larry June, Remedy and Sacramento’s Mozzy. “40’s always taught me to stay hungry and humble,” Nef said to HipHopDX in the fall about having E-40 as a mentor. Cause once you’re satisfied, that’s when they stop caring about you, that’s when you stop working hard. Even though we selling out shows, I used to perform in front of five people and five people turned into fifty, fifty to five hundred, five hundred, five thousand, seventy-five thousand people. When really I just look at it like as long as I stay in the rap game, as long as I’m alive, as long as I’m breathing, I’m gonna always play this game like I’m a freshman, like I’m the freshman trying to prove myself. Caleborate)
Spice (f. Nef has a tribute to Lauryn Hill on a song named after her. I’m never gonna get satisfied. Rydah J. I don’t ever wanna be satisfied. Save a Hoe 2k17 (f. Slimmy B)
Bass Head
Cpt. Larry June)
Remedy’s Interlude (f. Mozzy, Neech, Daboii & Lul G) It’s crazy. “A lot of people, they just get to a certain point in their career and they stay there and they’re satisfied. Remedy)
Klondike (f. LOE Gino)
Bling Blaow (f. I never wanna be satisfied. Ty Dolla $ign)
Move4 (f. Khyenci)
Out There (f. Nef The Pharaoh is continuing to make his own legacy in the Bay Area as he releases   The Chang Project. Drake brought him onstage during the Summer Sixteen stop in Oakland along with Mac Dre’s mother and Mistah F.A.B. Chang You Are My Life (f. I’m always gonna stay hungry.”
Stream Nef The Pharaoh’s   The Chang Project   above and see the album’s cover art and tracklist below. Yhung T.O.)
Back Out (f. Klyde)
Don’t Stress (f. Remedy & The Real Lil Kayla)
Lauryn Hill
Everything Big (Remastered)
My N****s (f. Like I’m trying to prove a point, like I’m trying to earn that spot. E-40 has taken the rising star under his wing and had him featured on his “Slappin” single. The Chang Project   comes as Nef has made his run with a handful of mixtapes and gotten some major co-signs. Omb Peezy & Jay Ant)
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DMX Reportedly Checks Into Rehab

The Ruff Ryders legend made the call after canceling a series of performances due to what was deemed a “medical emergency.” DMX reportedly entered the rehab facility voluntarily Thursday (April 28) in Southern California with the support of his manager, Pat Gallo, and his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons. “We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support.”
The Dog took the stage last week at the Ruff Ryders reunion show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn where the show was littered with technical issues and some ramblings. “It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer,” Gallo said in a statement. This is not DMX’s first trip to rehab as he’s battled substance abuse for quite some time. DMX has checked himself into rehab, according to TMZ.

Young Greatness Explains Leaving Quality Control For Cash Money

Numbers don’t lie. I don’t give a fuck about that. Right now we’re going through a major problem because I have so many singles. In my family, it was already in their head for me to eventually go there. I did that and in less than a year, I made one of the biggest songs the label had and sold a lot of units — over 800,000 to be exact. That’s what you have managers and lawyers for. I feel like I have to start back over because I have to prove it to them again. I’m excited about the summer. “And, I’m cool with that because me coming from last year, I feel like I earned everyone’s respect. A few months after that, that’s when both of them collectively took me to the home team. We weren’t able to put it together then. Fuck what they talken about. Questions regarding his label status came up   after a Billboard interview with Birdman last February revealed that Mr. “One of my cousins worked for Mannie Fresh when I was a kid. Let them handle the business. “Sometimes when you do business, you have different opinions in the way we see things and sometimes, things aren’t meant to work. It’s kind of hard to choose which one it’s going to be right now. This year, I wanted to break some new talent.”

HipHopDX Associate Producer Ural Garrett spoke with Young Greatness about leaving Quality Control and lessons he learned from his time there. His breakout single “Moolah”   earned him a gold plaque, he toured opening for Kevin Gates, and he even found himself being co-managed by Akon. “You know Drake, Nicki [Minaj], Wayne coming with their projects. Theodore Jones was now signed with Cash Money. They just wanted to see somebody from the city win. “People can say what they want, they talked about Jesus. They put up major numbers and their artists are the number one artists in the game. “First of all, there’s no ill will between me, Coach K and P so let’s just clear that out,” said Young Greatness. Birdman this and Cash Money that. Then, the New Orleans rapper just disappeared. That shit really don’t matter. I was always the one who never gave a fuck about what people say. So, this time I’m going to shove it in their face even harder. Cash Money was one of the labels that set the tone for the whole rap game and you can never deny history. It’s about what’s on black and white. I came in and did numbers. You can never question God’s judgment.”
But he didn’t leave the Atlanta-based label without learning anything. “As a label on a whole, it’s an excellent label to be on,” he said. That’s what molded me into who I am today.”
Speaking of his new home at Cash Money, he said talks of his move to the label began while he was at QC. You just stick to being a great artist and putting out good content.”
Enjoying a new label home and plans to release a new project in the upcoming months appropriately titled Bloody Summer, expect Young Greatness to be working overtime with his career refresh. It’s a great play off of ‘Moolah.’ So be ready.” “They have a lot of talent over there. “It was already genetically there,” he explained. Once things appeared to the public that things were kind of shaky with my situation. “To be honest with you, I feel like I’m starting all the way over,” he said. That’s what I did.  

Despite Cash Money churning out some of music’s greatest artists both past and present, the label hasn’t had the best reputation in the last several years, including the high-profile rift between Lil Wayne and Birdman. “At the end of the day numbers don’t lie,” he said. They were willing to work with them to go further considering the fact that I was from New Orleans. It was their vision for me. Hollywood – Being on the same label as   Migos and Lil Yachty, Young Greatness   was looking to have the same crossover   success following his run in 2016. God has his own plan for you. I feel like with that situation, it wasn’t God’s plan for me. I choose my own path with my career. Regardless, that didn’t matter to Young Greatness. It might be this record I got called “We Rollin.” It’s real big and a nice summer record. That’s one of the biggest things I learned was in competition, you have to focus on what you have to do and not what the next person is doing. I was actually still on Quality Control at the time. You going to get a lot from me this summer. “We got new artists like The Money Man, Young Greatness,” Birdman told Billboard. Slim reached out before Baby and wanted to talk to me about my situation. When you look at that versus the he-said/she-said, it’s about the facts. I got a lot of dope records. One thing I learned being over there was that you have to earn your keep.

Desiigner Finally Announces “Liife Of Desiigner” Album

While it’s unlikely that any artist — including Desiigner himself — will match the cultural impact of “Panda,” it’s likely that Liife of Desiigner will do solid numbers. Droppiing The Album iiN July 😁🇺🇸🔥🎼💯💯⬆️
— Desiigner (@LifeOfDesiigner) April 28, 2017

Come To The OUTLET TOUR To Get Fiirst Liisten Of The 🎼🎼😁😁 #LiifeOfDesiignerAlbum
— Desiigner (@LifeOfDesiigner) April 28, 2017

Many critics and fans are skeptical about the ability to meet, or let alone exceed, the success of his debut single, and initial handful of songs. Yet, he dodged the dreaded one-hit wonder pitfall when his second single “Tiimmy Turner,” which went viral and also went Platinum — and featured a Kanye West remix. A post shared by FunkFlex (@funkflex) on Apr 23, 2017 at 5:17pm PDT

While “Thank God I Got It” and “Up” don’t seem to be catching on his SoundCloud, “Up” has cracked a million on YouTube, and “Thank God I Got It” is well on its way. Currently signed to Yeezy’s GOOD Music imprint, and on his Outlet Tour, he announced his upcoming Liife Of Desiigner   album earlier today on Twitter, and those who take in his tour dates will get to hear it first. Still, the new records are having an impact online; Since it was released on February 14th, Outlet has over 4 million spins on his official YouTube channel and over 3.5 million on his official SoundCloud page. “Holy Ghost” has amassed well over 4 million cumulative spins. With or without radio support, Desiigner seems to be thriving and enjoying every step of the journey. Last week he allegedly tweeted “Fuck NY RADIO,” which could potentially have been a sign of frustration about the lack of support from hometown influencers for his new music. His hit record “Panda,” which was HipHopDX on our “most lit songs of 2016” list, became a cultural phenomenon, spawning a never ending sea of remixes, and becoming certified 5x Platinum. New York City, NY – Desiigner has had an unquestionably good 365 days. Much of that skepticism stems from the lackluster commercial performance of his three new singles, which have — thus far — failed to penetrate radio or Billboard, while “Panda” is currently at #100 after 64 weeks on the Digital R&B/Hip-Hop single sales chart.

Czarface Releases Interactive Comic Book-Friendly Album “First Weapon Drawn”

“As music and dialogue on vinyl, and a full-fledged comic, First Weapon Drawn is a step away from the former Czarface releases in the sense that it serves as a pedestal for the character Czarface,” Esoteric explains to HipHopDX. Sadly, the 2,000 copies of the comic book that were available are sold out. “As lyricists and producers, we are in the background working on shining the light on him this time around, and we leave the bragging and boasting to him. Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below. “It has been since Hip Hop   inception with the aliases and secret identities and countless larger-than-life claims, but what we’re doing here is a gamble in 2017. “Bringing Hip Hop and comics together is a natural fit,” he continues. Czarface Theme
First Weapon Drawn
Czartusi
For The Title
Kick It Up A Notch
A Falling Czar
Funky Premonition
Squared Portal
This Fight Ain’t Scripted
Godspeed Solider
Something Once Human
What The Problem Is
Death Of A Comrade
Night Of/Mourning After After delivering A Fistful of Peril in   November 2016 and collaborating with Marvel Comics, Czarface — 7L, Esoteric and Inspectah Deck — has executed yet another full-length album, First Weapon Drawn, which adheres to its comic book-themed aesthetic. This time, though, it’s meant to serve as the soundtrack to a tangible   24-page comic book that was produced specifically for Record Store Day (April 22). We’re presenting this vinyl and giant comic when music is at its most disposable and accessible in the digital realm.”
According to the press release, the project was created in “the spirit of the highly sought after Power Records series from the ’70s, you can read along with the comic and hear the story come to life on vinyl. Powered by the trademark sound of The Czar-Keys, a sound that’s been developed since Czarface‘s first LP in 2013, First Weapon Drawn   serves as the soundtrack to Czarface‘s mysterious origin.”
The veteran Hip Hop trifecta shared the   second single from the project, “Death of a Comrade,”   earlier this month, and the remaining 13 tracks are finally available to stream.

“Empire” Season 3 Soundtrack Now Available To Stream

All In – Serayah & Yazz
10. Infamous – Jussie and Mariah
3. I Got You – Jussie, Serayah & Yazz
11. 1. Black Girl Magic – Sierra & Serayah
7. As the popular FOX television series   Empire   continues to dominate nightly television in its third season, the   cast is back with another soundtrack album featuring 15 new songs from the   first and second half of Season 3. The Father The Sun (Remix) – Jussie & Fetty Wap
14. Aces High – Serayah
4. Special – Yazz
12. Standout tracks   include   the Carey and Smollet duet “Infamous,” soulful album opener “Need Freedom” and Serayah and Yazz’s infectious collaboration “Starlight.”
Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below. Mama (Stripped Down) – Jussie
6. Crazy Crazy 4 U – Rumer Willis
13. Dream On With You – Terrence Get Me Right – Sierra, Serayah & Yazz
9. Starlight (Hakeem Version) – Serayah & Yazz
8. Over Everything – Jussie & Yazz
5. With music from   cast members Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Yazz (Hakeem Lyon), Serayah (Tiana Brown) and guest stars Mariah Carey, Rumer Willis and Fetty Wap, the project is a generous sliver of the music highlighted   on the show. We Got Us – Jussie
15. Need Freedom – Jussie
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Ja Rule Denies Fault But Admits Responsibility For Fyre Strugglefest

#fyrefestival
— Kyle Stevens (@thekylestevens) April 28, 2017

This is hilarious 😂😂the "luxury" dinner Ja Rule gave his festival goers https://t.co/9GqDypIUig
— isaiah edoho (@IEdoho171) April 28, 2017

@Ruleyork pic.twitter.com/Llf5XWlI9Q
— Mac McCann (@MacMcCannTX) April 28, 2017

@Ruleyork This is "NOT MY FAULT… but I'm taking responsibility"
…so it IS your fault? It is getting me through the day. As for Ja Rule, he’d better get a flameproof publicist sooner rather than later. Ja: Hold my bread and Kraft cheese styrofoam plate … #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/Y2UIPaeqSg
— Gene Park (@GenePark) April 28, 2017

Yo 😂😂😂…
I'm looking at all these #FyreFestival tweets, and IMMEDIATELY thought of this…pic.twitter.com/CsNRPJOpZg
— Ziggy (@colortheghost) April 28, 2017

@Ruleyork .@Ruleyork OMG. In a Twitter post that appears to be the statement before the actual statement, Jeffrey Atkins explained how he was attempting to make sense of the situation, which left attendees and tourists with nothing but disaster tents for shelter and slices of bread with processed cheese and dressing-less salad for nourishment. #FyreFestival pic.twitter.com/ZsnddqLrpP
— Katie Scott (@KatieScottNews) April 28, 2017

@Ruleyork United: We're literally the worst at apologizing. The Fyre Festival social media accounts have been exercising heavy damage control, with the official Instagram account shuttering the comment function on its images, while the   Twitter account has been scrubbed of any tweets aside from apologies and excuses. @Ruleyork So like…why aren't you in the Bahamas with the rest of the concertgoers then? — William LeGate (@williamlegate) April 28, 2017

JaRule really trapped all those rich youths on an island and then set it on fire what a populist icon
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) April 28, 2017

@Ruleyork pic.twitter.com/vP0WhSPuiR
— BIGNOAH (@BIGNOAH256) April 28, 2017

@Ruleyork i'm literally cackling at "NOT MY FAULT…..but i'm taking responsibility" lmfaoooooooooooooo
— abdul 🚀 (@Advil) April 28, 2017 EXUMAS, BAHAMAS – The epic failure that was the Bahamas Fyre Festival has been international news all day and headliner Ja Rule is stepping out in front of the hail of e-fire bullets to shoulder some of the blame. “I will make a statement soon I’m heartbroken at this moment my partners and I wanted this to be an amazing event it was NOT A SCAM as everyone is reporting I don’t know how everything went so left but I’m working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded… I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT… but I’m taking responsibility I’m deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this…”
pic.twitter.com/KuJYxfsQJ4
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) April 28, 2017

While Ja’s words appeared to be heartfelt, calling the fallout from the event an “inconvenience” may be attempting to soften the reality of the situation. Not only did bad weather conditions add to the lousy living situations of unassembled tents and no power, but attendees uploaded photos of their luggage being mishandled, adding to the chaos. And expect another story from us if 50 Cent gets wind of this. Thanks Ja Rule! “We are working right now on getting everyone [off] the island SAFE that is my immediate concern,” the rap star turned overnight disaster relief agent began. #fyrefestival
— Donovan (@shinynewbuttons) April 28, 2017

Fyre Festival in theory vs Fyre Festival in reality pic.twitter.com/ilq2gQDgKE
— Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan) April 28, 2017

@Ruleyork I forgot what songs you sang but I'm glad you put this all together. This is the only way I'm apologizing from this moment on: pic.twitter.com/zxlwBc1ITF
— Omri (@Omri_Rawrlan) April 28, 2017

Ja Rule got a bunch of affluent kids at #fyrefestival eating struggle sandwiches wit no cell service I'm in bed laughing till I choke
— CaLL Me KoFi (@ForeverKofi) April 28, 2017

@Ruleyork We been knowing to not trust you on anything unless Ashanti is involved since 2001
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) April 28, 2017

If you told me yesterday that Ja Rule would start a prison camp for Instagram kids in the Bahamas, I woulda called you mad.

DX Digest: Migos & Katy Perry Serve Up “Bon Appétit” & Logic Addresses Mental Health With “1-800-273-8255”

There is   a mention of sweet potato pie, whip cream, and a buffet along with several “WOOs!” scattered throughout the song. Kami   – “Just Like the movies”

KAMI has revealed his debut album, Just Like The Movies, a brooding 13-track project featuring Knox Fortune, Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, and more. KAMI’s incredible album, Just Like The Movies, NxWorries’ video for “Get Bigger,” Homeboy Sandman and Karriem Riggins’ “Piña Colada,” El Capitán’s “Low” and a new Prince track from the upcoming   Purple Rain Deluxe, “Electric Intercourse,” complete the list. With its synth-heavy sound, it’s clear the Chicago artist has an affinity for the ’80s that he likes to combine with his experimental Hip Hop. Lush one & Briefcase   – “David Lynch Hung”

April 28 marks what would have been Cadalack Ron’s 36th birthday. MIgos & Katy Perry – “bon AppéTit”
After infuriating a whole bunch of people on Thursday (April 27), the Migos and Katy Perry collab has now   arrived. The full album is scheduled to hit iTunes on May 5. cadalack ron f. The DX Digest for Friday   (April 28) presents Migos with the crown once again thanks to the   trio’s collaboration with pop sensation Katy Perry, “Bon Appétit.” Following closely behind is Logic’s song with Khalid, “1-800-273-8255,” which just happens to be the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and is intended to smash the negative stigma surrounding mental illness. The track serves as the lead single from their debut album. Check out Thursday’s edition here. Titled “David Lynch Hung,” the dark track features Lush and producer Briefcase. Karriem Riggins   – “Pina Colada”

Homeboy Sandman just released his latest album, Veins, with the help of his Stones Throw family and is attempting to keep up the momentum with another single, “Piña Colada,” which also features Karriem Riggins. Watch it above. Colbert, of course, took it as a compliment. The controversial yet colorful battle rap vet passed away in January 2016 and since then, many of his friends have been keeping his memory alive, including battle rap icon Lush One, who just dropped a song featuring the late artist. Mmmm…hmmm. The title is the number for the   the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, showing that Logic is using his massive platform to send a positive message. Warner Bros. NXworries   – “Get Bigger”

Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge, collectively known as NxWorries, have dropped a new video for “Get Bigger.” Filmed on a rooftop, the duo takes a stroll as .Paak spits his verses. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg   – “wrong”

Produced by Harry Fraud, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky’s collaborative track “Wrong” seems to revolve around a theme of regret. also has a stash of its own and has released a studio version of “Electric Intercourse,” which is an unreleased track from Purple Rain Deluxe. el capitán   – “low”

Comprised of Tommy Boy Records artist Abhi The Nomad and collaborator Local Foster, El Capitàn aims to bring its indie Hip Hop to the masses with “Low” featuring DJ Nacatzz. Homeboy Sandman f. The album is still two months away, but went on pre-sale Friday (April 28). LL COOL J   – “Colbert” Interview

Actor and Hip Hop vet LL Cool J sat down for an interview on Thursday night’s (April 27) episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he talked about the birth of Hip Hop, his television series and how geeks are cool. 2. WANT MORE? While it’s unclear where this song will wind up, there’s a chance it could be featured on Cozy Tapes Vol. logic f. The song comes from the album Yes, Lawd!. Khalid   – “1-800-273-8255”

In an effort to bring awareness to mental health and the nationwide suicide crisis, Logic has released a new song from his upcoming album Everybody,   “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. To lighten things up, an   interview with LL Cool J on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert follows, although it gets heavy again with the late Cadalack Ron’s   posthumous release, “David Lynch Hung,” with Lush One and producer Briefcase. prince – “electric intercourse”

In February, Prince’s estate and NPG Records came to an agreement with Universal Music Group for exclusive rights to the late artist’s catalog, including a library of 25 albums and access to the prized vault of unreleased works along with outtakes, demos and live recordings. Grab it here. A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, who both dealt with the passing of A$AP Mob leader A$AP Yams   in 2015, come through with “Wrong” to round out the Top 5. Listen to the whole thing above. Titled “Bon Appétit,” the track is (as expected) a combination of sugary, dance-friendly pop and mainstream rap.

Kodak Black’s Lawyer Doesn’t Expect Rapper To Get Prison Time

He was facing assault charges brought against him by a bartender at the club, but he was acquitted. Fort Lauderdale, FL – After he was found guilty of violating his probation earlier this week, Kodak Black could be facing up to eight years in prison, but his lawyer,   Raven Ramona Liberty, says she does not expect that to be her client’s sentence. Instead, it has been suggested that he continues anger management classes, which he was kicked out of recently for being disruptive and gassy. Speaking with Bossip, Liberty explained that there are several sentencing options with the prison term being the most severe. He is also facing charges for criminal sexual conduct in South Carolina and is out on $100,000 bond in that case. It debuted at #3   on the Billboard 200 chart. “I have the utmost faith in God that he will be out on the fourth and will start the tour,” Liberty said, noting Kodak Black’s age. “Fortunately he has the money to pay for attorneys. She believes the 19-year-old Florida rapper will receive something along the lines of his probation being extended or reinstated. Project Baby is scheduled to tour with Future and Migos on the Nobody’s Safe Tour, which starts May 4. Kodak Black’s debut album,   Painting Pictures,   was released while he was in jail. I don’t think sitting in jail is the correct punishment.”
The “Tunnel Vision” rapper violated his probation by going to a Miami strip club and attending a boxing match in Ohio. But this happens all the time to young men in his situation. The attorney also highlights that Kodak Black’s own probation officer has not recommended   a prison term. As of now, he is in jail until his next hearing that day.

SZA Signs To RCA Records

yep https://t.co/RhFSN4yHfU
— TOP DAWG #TDE (@dangerookipawaa) April 27, 2017

As for the “Love Galore” track with Travis Scott, you can check out the video below: Luckily for fans, SZA’s own tweet about the matter seems to suggest that this new move might speed up the release process. SZA has had issues with her bosses at TDE before, particularly over the delay in bringing out her full-length album   CTRL,   which remains in the wilderness (though a 2017 release was recently promised). #GODISGOOD #TDE #RCA #CTRL,” so we’re not giving up hope on that album just yet. The announcement tweet reads “When you not an orphan no more!!!! Just one day after she dropped   the video for “Love Galore” with Travis Scott, SZA announces she’s signed a record deal with RCA Records, a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment. WHEN YOU NOT A ORPHAN NO MOOOORREEEE😜🤗 !!! It appears to be a co-sign deal, with the artist still signed to Top Dawg Entertainment — given that their logo features on the announcement graphic and remains in her Twitter bio. !!!#GODISGOOD🙏🏾 #TDE #RCA #Ctrl pic.twitter.com/2arrHXnyK9
— SZA (@sza) April 27, 2017

TDE’s president Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith confirmed on the social media site that   CTRL is the label’s next release after Kendrick Lamar’s   DAMN.

AD & Sorry Jaynari Drop “Last Of The ’80s” Project

Everybody wanted a Jaynari beat including me. Wiz Khalifa)
Say (f. Check AD & Sorry Jaynari’s Last Of The ’80s tracklist, cover art and stream below. He was originally YG’s best friend or something like that. I probably met Jaynari around 2009 or something like that. During the Myspace days, he was popular and Jaynari was making the beats. After that, we both linked up with League of Starz and Aceboy Pun. It was this cat named Project (PC) who was an original Pushaz Ink member. He and Jaynari had a dynamic together. I linked up with Jaynari and started working on a few things. “I knew this nigga way back then,” he said. (f. Story (Intro)
Out the Hood
Basic (f. We started rocking from there. G Perico)

  Genasis and more. Genasis)
Better (f. No doubt Compton’s own AD & Sorry Jaynari had serious chemistry following the success of 2015’s “Juice.” Since then, they collaborated on the well-received   By The Way   project last year and are back with   Last of The ’80s. Kid Ink & Eric Bellinger)
Old Ways
#CripLivesMatter (f. O.T. On my last mixtape, we had “Juice” and everybody knows that was for the city. Wiz Khalifa & Tory Lanez)
40’S
Who Dat? Speaking with DX during the release of   By The Way, AD had this to say about his working relationship with Sorry Jaynari. “He’s been making beats for a long time. The project includes guest appearances from   Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, O.T. Pun wanted to get us back in the studio and make a couple of records.”
The lead single for the body of work, “#CripLivesMatter,” features G Perico who dropped his   All Blue project today as well. Kool John)
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Kendrick Lamar Breaks Billboard Streaming Songs Chart Record With “DAMN.”

Since its release on April 14, DAMN. Billboard reports that for the week of May 6, songs on DAMN. The Canadian crooner/rapper managed to have eight songs in the top 10 on the chart earlier this month with his More Life   playlist, and once last year. In addition to DAMN. The record for the artist with the most top songs on the chart was previously held by Drake. Billboard’s On-Demand Streaming Songs chart tracks on-demand domestic streams from streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music. Atlanta rapper Future captured the #10 spot on the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart with “Mask Off.”
All 14 cuts from DAMN. Compton rhymer Kendrick Lamar is continuing to obliterate records with his latest studio release, DAMN. hit the chart with “Duckworth.” closing in at #16. DAMN. and other projects from K-Dot have had an impressive run on the charts. Cole also accomplished that same feat in December of last year upon the release of his 4 Your Eyez Only   album. singles, “Humble.” and “DNA.” captured the top two spots, while “Element.,” “Loyalty.” and “Love.” round off the top five. serving as the highest-selling debut of 2017, all four studio albums from Kendrick charted on the Billboard 200   following the release of the LP. have secured the #1 through #9 spots on the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart, making this latest feat from K-Dot the first ever in chart history. J.

G Perico Drops “All Blue” Album

As the follow-up to his popular   Shit Don’t Stop mixtape, G Perico serves up 13 tracks on his latest offering. Besides AD and Sorry Jaynari’s   Last of the ’80s dropping today, G Perico shares the   All Blue album. Power
All Blue
Keep Ballin
Right Now
Westside-Digital (f. Polyester)
Dedicate
Wit Me or Not
How You Feel
Bacc Forth
Alive Tonight As fans await Snoop Dogg’s Neva Left   album, they are treated to not one but two projects from the new generation. Sonny Digital)
Can’t Play
Turnin Corners
Gets My Staccs (f. West Coast gangsta rap is running on all cylinders. G Perico’s   All Blue album stream, cover art and tracklist are below. Sonny Digital appears on “Westside-Digital” and Polyester is featured on “Gets My Staccs.”
G Perico will be headlining a show at the Roxy in Los Angeles May 4.

Kendrick Lamar Accused Of Biting Rapper D.Zign On “DNA.”

#KendrickLamar’s new track #DNA sounds a whole lot like this rapper ‘D.Zign’s’ song ‘I Got’, which dropped months ago What do you guys think???”

😳🤔Whoa…. (@theartistdzign) on Apr 26, 2017 at 9:26am PDT

On first listen, the flows are certainly a little similar, but to call this a case of clear-cut biting seems like a bit of a stretch. Dot’s most popular songs from his new album DAMN. #canigetone #dotitent #watts #Artist #newartist #hiphop #kendricklamar #dna #igotigotigot #TheArtistDzign #jayzmeme #jayz #memes #kendrickmeme #dapper #conversation
A post shared by D.Zign aka Mr. A short clip has appeared on Instagram comparing it to the track “I Got I Got I Got” by a rapper named D.Zign. We’ll leave both tracks below for you to decide. #CanIGetOne ☝? TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK! After all, “I Got I Got I Got” dropped in 2015 and has roughly 370 listens on Soundcloud, which begs the question as to how Kendrick would have heard it. Biting has been a bit of a hot topic lately, most notably with XXXTENTACION accusing Drake of jacking his flow. CLICK THE LINK IN THE BIO TO HEAR "I GOT, I GOT, I GOT" TO COMPARE THE 2 SONGS, THEARTISTDZIGN ON SOUNDCLOUD OR HEAR A SIDE BY SIDE PLAY ON @airheadfame PAGE! #TeaTENDERS via @theartistdzign @airheadfame
A post shared by TeaTENDERS LLC (@teatenders__) on Apr 27, 2017 at 4:08pm PDT

D.Zign has spoken on the issue himself, posting a meme to Instagram to the same effect, and writing on Facebook: “So… Kendrick just gonna steal my shit on his ‘DNA.’ song?”

GM PEOPLE!! The track in question is “DNA.,” one of K. The Insta post bears the question: “Whoa…. #KendrickLamar's new track #DNA sounds a whole lot like this rapper "D.Zign's" song "I Got", which dropped months ago 🤔 What do you guys think??? However, there’s no denying that the similarity in the flow (and of course the prominence of the phrase “I got, I got, I got” in both songs) means it’s worth asking the question. Now it seems like the knives are out for Kendrick Lamar.

Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival In The Bahamas Declared “A Disaster” By Attendees

Finley IV, described Fyre Fest as “a complete disaster” and “a disaster tent city.” In one photo Finley shared, luggage appears to be distributed out of a storage container. With no lights. Blink 182, a group set to headline, has reportedly already backed out of the festival. FOR THOSE CURRENTLY ON GREAT EXUMA We are working to comfortably accommodate guests and deliver a great experience. Your ticket and any funds uploaded to your RFID band will be refunded. The social media accounts from a number of attendees yesterday (April 27) paint a less luxurious picture of the festival. Additionally, “all inbound charter flights to the Exumas have been canceled,” and those unable to make it to the island will receive refunds. #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/I8d0UlSNbd
— Tr3vor (@trev4president) April 28, 2017

Additionally, flights to the Exumas from Miami were reportedly halted due to the island being over capacity. While mayhem is sometimes common, the Fyre Festival in the Exumas, Bahamas has taken festival struggle to new levels. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 27, 2017

This is how Fyre Fest handles luggage. In case you're wondering, those "cabanas" are actually disaster relief tents.#fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/jaZpkIKVT2
— Matt Halfhill (@MattHalfhill) April 28, 2017

And the food doesn’t look much better. FOR THOSE WITH PENDING TRAVEL TO THE EXUMAS TOMORROW Due to circumstances beyond our control, and in line with a culture of safety, all inbound charter flights to the Exumas have been canceled. Mass chaos. No organization. Revised itinerary information will be shared soon for the remainder of this weekend and weekend two. One Twitter user, William N. So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. A post shared by FYRE FESTIVAL (@fyrefestival) on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:20pm PDT pic.twitter.com/1lSWtnk7cA
— William N. Just drop it out of a shipping container. Things got off to an unexpected start at day one of Fyre Festival. If you have needs, please head to the "BLUE HOUSE" on the main festival site. Security, first aid, and Fyre Festival staff are here to assist immediately, 24/7. The dinner that @fyrefestival promised us was catered by Steven Starr is literally bread, cheese, and salad with dressing. Tickets prices to the festival, which was co-created by rapper Ja Rule, reached the thousands. An Instagram account for Fyre Fest has revealed that they are “working to comfortably accommodate guests and deliver a great experience” for those already on the island. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city. At night. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017

A side-by-side photo one Twitter user shared of the “geodesic domes” and tents used for disaster relief shows eerie similarities. It’s unclear if other artists have or will follow suit. Exumas, Bahamas – Given the scale of most music festivals, it’s not uncommon for a fest to have its fair share of glitches, human error, and overall bad luck. Thank you for bearing with us as we work through the growing pains that every first year event experiences. #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/X5CdZRyJWo
— William N. No one knows where to go. Described as “a cultural moment created from a blend of music, art, and food,” the Fyre Festival was to boast a luxury experience for attendees, with transportation provided via a VIP configured Boeing 737 aircraft and lodging in geodesic domes. Taking place from April 28 – 30 (and later May 5 – 7), the Fyre Fest boasts a solid lineup of artists, including Lil Yachty, Major Lazer, and Kaytranada.

MC Eiht & DJ Premier Give 1st Taste Of Collaborative Album “Which Way Iz West”

Two years later, their explosive breakthrough   record, Music To Driveby, solidified   Eiht’s status as a pioneering MC. Lady Of Rage
  5.   Compton Zoo
  4. Big Mike
11. GEAH OFFICIAL MF'Z CPT ALL DAE WWIW 2017 @djpremier @therealdubwc @brenksinatra
A post shared by Eiht Compton (@eiht0eiht) on Dec 19, 2016 at 6:20pm PST

Fast-forward to 2017 and Eiht is back with his first full-length solo album in 10 years, Which Way Iz West, a 15-track project executive produced by East Coast luminary, DJ Premier, a partnership that may have some people scratching their heads. “But to see that we actually sat down and worked on a full-length project together, that really caught a few people off guard. Four years in the making, Eiht is hoping people recognize the hard work that went into creating the record. One of his most well-known tracks, “Streiht Up Menace,”   was featured on the soundtrack for the 1993 classic movie   Menace II Society, which he also starred in. Shut ‘Em Down f.   “You Nia’z”   Sittin’ Around Smokin’
12. “4 Tha OG’z” f.   Runn The Blocc f. “I’m expecting it does differently than all other MC Eiht records.   Heart Cold f.   1. Los Angeles, CA – As a member of the West Coast gangster rap collective, Compton’s Most Wanted, MC Eiht   stepped onto the scene with the group’s seminal   It’s A Compton Thang album   in 1990. I guess they felt the whole project was going to sound East Coast and people were probably a little skeptical of the direction of the record with Preemo being the executive producer.”
With high-profile guest spots from The Outlawz, Lady Of Rage, Kurupt, B-Real, Xzibit, Bumpy Knuckles, Big Mike, WC, MayLay, and his old crew, Compton’s Most Wanted, it retains that original West Coast flavor, but simultaneously evolves with the times due in part to   Preemo’s more golden era-style beats.   Last Ones Left f. “For a minute, it seemed like all our West Coast veterans were trying to do what everybody else was doing to stay relevant,” he says. The Outlawz
  2. Bumpy Knuckles
15. I really tried to pick out the sound and craft this record into something that would be a good project, not just another West Coast veteran trying to sustain his career.”

Eiht hasn’t been completely quiet. “People been knowing I’ve been associated with Preemo for a while now, so I don’t think that’s too much of a surprise,” Eiht explains to HipHopDX.   Represent Like This f.   Gangsta Gangsta f. City in 2012, and contributed to DJ Quik and Problem’s Rosecrans album earlier this month (which officially ended his vicious, long-running feud with Quik). I think when people hear it, they will be like, ‘Wow, that wasn’t what I expected.’   Don’t judge the book by its cover just because you see Eiht and DJ Premier on it. He appeared   on fellow Compton native Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. Xzibit
10.   Born To Hustle f. WC & DJ Premier
  3. I know you can’t stay on the same page forever, but you can’t stray away from what our foundation is. MayLAy
  7.   Medicate f.   As I Proceed
13. I wanted to call the record ‘Which Way Iz West’ to let people know that maybe we lost our way and we need to get back to what West Coast music really was, and make some music that got me in the door for some of those fans who   have been riding with me since the beginning.”
The first single, “Represent Like This,” finds WC of WC and the Maad Circle as well as Preemo throwing down over a Brenk Sinatra-produced banger, a little sliver of what to expect when the full album drops on June 9. “I understand you gotta adapt to the times, but I felt people weren’t giving a damn about the originality of West Coast music. Compton’s Most Wanted & DJ Premier
14. Put the record on and listen to it.”  
Check out “Represent Like This” above, and the single art and tracklist below. Kurupt
  8.   Got That
  9. “We put so much time into this record, I’m just hoping people respond to what the record really is about and can hear its diversity,” he says. “I think when people hear this record it will be a breath of fresh air,” he says. B-Real
  6. “It’s not all about the hood.   Pass Me By f. On every cut, he manages to stay true to himself, something he factored into the naming of Which Way Iz West.

Mary J. Blige Delivers “Strength Of A Woman” Album

On the heels of her divorce from Kendu Isaacs, her manager and husband of 10 years, veteran   R&B songstress Mary J. Serving as her 13th official studio album, the 14-track   offering finds features from Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Prince Charlez, Kaytranada and Kanye West, who appears on one of the album’s singles, “Love Yourself.”   As the album opener,   it most likely serves as a theme for how Blige has managed to get through this trying time. Blige’s Strength of a Woman album   stream, cover art and tracklist below. Blige has channeled all of her pain, sadness and anger into one, cohesive project   —   Strength of a Woman. Kaytranada
Strength Of A Woman
Hello Father Previously released songs also include “Thick Of It” and “U + Me (Love Lesson).”
Check out Mary J. Kanye West
Thick Of It
Set Me Free
It’s Me
Glow Up f. Quavo, DJ Khaled & Missy Elliott
U + Me (Love Lesson)
Indestructible
Thank You
Survivor
Find The Love
Smile f. Love Yourself f. Prince Charlez
Telling The Truth f.

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