DX Digest: Drake & XXXTENTACION Get Mashed Up & Dave Chappelle Explains 13-Year Hiatus

The Pennsylvania rapper is   preparing to launch his upcoming project, EH4AR (Everything Happens 4 A Reason), on March 31 and has already shared “Cash 4 Catastrophe” and “I’ll Show You,” which features Wu-Tang’s   Cappadonna. Papoose & Peedi Crakk – “say my name”

When Consequence isn’t working on material or performing with A Tribe Called Quest, he’s focused on his solo output. EP with Your Old Droog. Wiki recently dropped the What Happened To Fire? wiki   – “icarus”

Rocking his stained sweatpant swag, New York City rapper Wiki has rolled out of bed apparently to shoot a new video for “Icarus.” Self-directed, the visual is filmed in Central Park, and involves plenty of 40 ounces and a curious cane. zoey dollaz f. dave chappelle   – “jimmy kimmel live (Interview)”

Netflix finally delivered the two (very) long-awaited Dave Chappelle comedy specials the network promised and it appears the beloved comedian is truly “back” after his self-imposed 13-year hiatus. Produced by Smash David, the song borrows heavily from Shaggy’s 2000 hit “Wasn’t Me.”
cyhi the prynce   – “legend”

CyHi The Prynce has been keeping busy with a recent appearance on Sway’s 5 Fingers Of Death freestyle segment and now another video for “Legend.” The track comes from his forthcoming album, No Dope On Sundays, and now gets the visual treatment from director R. XXXTENTACION’s beat is right on time with Dreezy’s delivery and there have been accusations that Drake   stole the flow from the Florida rapper, including XXXTENTACION himself. king magnetic f. Throughout the four-minute song, the pair details what life used to be like and how many things they have to be grateful for today. Check out Tuesday’s   DX Digest. In the lyrics, he talks about the   “stupid bad” woman from the DMV and said to Genius, “She sounded like a hood jawn but she go to college. His latest is in the form of “Say My Name” featuring Papoose and Peedi Crakk, which thankfully has little to do with Destiny’s Child. Drake & XXXtentacion – “look at me” & “KMT” (MASHup)”
Some clever person known on SoundCloud as “brad.” decided to mashup XXXTENTACION’s   “Look At Me” instrumental with Drake and Giggs’ vocals from “KMT,” which comes from the Toronto superstar’s new playlist, More Life. MIKE WILL MADE-IT F. comes in on its heels. consequence f. Although he initially brushed it off, he eventually took to Twitter and addressed the issue by writing, “I’m not gonna twitter rap with niggas for stealing my flow, I slap niggas don’t come to Florida. Sam Sneak – “blame me”

After tirelessly pumping out single after single, Zoey Dollaz is back with “Blame Me” featuring Sam Sneak, a track that   leaked during SXSW. masta ace, slug & Dj Eclipse   – “alone”

Army of the Pharaohs MC King Magnetic has resurfaced with another Khrysis-produced single, “Alone,” featuring Masta Ace, Slug of Atmosphere and DJ Eclipse on the 1s and 2s. Listen above. It’s funny how the industry let this pussy Nigga sit at the top for so long, all y’all suck kill yourselves, Meh dun chat.” Whatever the case may be, it doesn’t take away from the fact the mashup is pretty dope. Malcolm Jones. After sharing “Come Down” featuring Rae Sremmurd and Chief Keef, he’s now back with a high-profile collaboration with Future titled “Razzle Dazzle.”
lecrae f. Kick back and listen up. The DX Digest for Wednesday (March 22) finds a curious mashup of Drake’s “KMT” and XXXTENTACION’s “Look At Me” topping the list while a nearly 11-minute interview with Dave Chappelle on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She was so tight.” GoldLink’s new album, At What Cost, is expected on Friday (March 24). Mike WiLL Made-It continues to kill it with another collaborative single, “Razzle Dazzle,” featuring Future, and Lecrae and Ty Dolla $ign return with visuals for “Blessings.” Music from Consequence, Papoose and Peedi Crakk, King Magnetic, Slug and Masta Ace, Wiki, Zoey Dollaz, CyHi The Prynce, and an interview with GoldLink round out the Top 10. Want More? goldlink   – “meditation (Interview)”

GoldLink sat down with Genius to talk about the meaning behind his Kaytranada-produced song “Meditation” and explained that it stemmed from a visit to the DMV. During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he talked about his reasons for doing the specials (“money”), hiding out in Ohio and lessons he’s learned along the way. future   – “razzle dazzle”

Pieces of the puzzle to   Ransom 2   have been coming out non-stop since   producer Mike WiLL Made-It re-announced the project. Ty dolla $ign   – “blessings”

Lecrae has returned with a video for his Ty Dolla $ign-assisted single, “Blessings,” which features Mike WiLL Made-It on the beat. HipHopDX was on set during the making of the video and got an inside look at what went into the creation of the feel-good visual.

André 3000 To Drop The Beatles’ Cover Song On Vinyl For Record Store Day

Record Store Day is just a month away, April 22 in fact, and in honor of that day, André 3000 will be releasing his cover of The Beatles’ 1969 hit “All Together Now” off Yellow Submarine   on a 7″ vinyl. Dilla on a 10″ vinyl and The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1999 release Born Again, among others. If you’re wondering if your local mom and pop shop is one of them you can find out on the official Record Store Day website, which also includes   full list of exclusive records to be released as well. Among other artists who have music that will be released uniquely for Record Store Day are the late Big L whose 1995 Devil’s Son EP will be available on a 12″ vinyl,   Frank N Dank & Jay Dee with The Jay Dee Tapes featuring production from a then-unknown J. Only 5,000 copies of the vinyl will be pressed, which will also include the instrumental on the B-side, exclusively for Record Store Day. Independent record stores all across the country have chosen to participate. The rendition was featured in a 2010 Nike commercial highlighting Kobe Bryant’s superb   athleticism with the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA Finals.

The Lox Discuss Hip Hop Ageism & Wu-Block 2

The earth is a sphere and everything goes back around.”
It’s been over a decade since Hip Hop was graced with a volumed Ruff Ryders compilation and rumors have mentioned another one in the pipeline. A few weeks back, a Ruff Ryders 20th anniversary reunion show was announced. “When you love what you do and you love the craft, it’s an honor to work with certain people out of craftsmanship,” said Styles P. We do what we do for our contemporaries.   We were playing Wu probably before we thought we could even make it. People want real authentic Hip Hop they can vibe to. “Rock and Roll, Country and R&B go on until they’re 75 hundred million years old. “Everything is coming full circle in Hip Hop. That’s legendary shit for their name to be combined with ours. Video games, movies, whatever. While on tour in Los Angeles promoting the project released through both D-Block and Roc Nation, HipHopDX Associate Producer Ural Garrett spoke to Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P last week about why the culture has no age limits. It comes back around. So we are breaking that. It’s the competitive nature of the sport, you feel me?”
Styles P added, “This is what you do. West Hollywood, CA – Successful releases from veteran East Coast groups De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and the duo of Remy Ma and Fat Joe in 2016 proved that ageism is almost becoming nonexistent in Hip Hop. “I think Hip Hop can’t be put in an age bracket,” said Jadakiss. “That should be a nice event, you know?” asked Jadakiss. Speaking on the follow-up to 2012’s Wu-Block, Louch said they’re several songs in. As if you watch fashion. We look good, feel good and can smoke damn near all of these new rappers with no pun intended. Shout out to all of them.”
Styles P even discussed how big of fans they are of Wu-Tang. “We’re working on the show and then maybe a tour,” said Jadakiss. It’s an honor and respect to work with them. “No ego, no pride to the side. Here’s what the trio said about the event set for April 21 at The Barclays Center. “It’s about embracing the culture and knowing where we come from and where music is right now,” said Jada. School hallways shit. “We just started. Jason, Talib Kweli and Styles P with   Wu-Block 2. I need you to go get 999,000 more people that fuck with it.”
The Lox also discussed upcoming projects both solo and collaborative, which includes the Jadakiss and Fabolous joint effort Freddie vs. This also includes The Lox who released Filthy America… It’s Beautiful in   December following a 16-year wait from 2000’s We Are the Streets. Only Hip Hop is with that. “We about six in, seven in right now,” said Louch. That’s never going to change because that’s what made us, but we also have kids and understand where the game is at. For D Block, it’s about touching all of Hip Hop. So, we make a couple joints like ‘Secure The Bag’ and ‘The Agreement.’”
Just last year, The Lox were a part of the highly successful Bad Boy Reunion tour. However, the group is solely focused just on the upcoming show. “It’s in Allah’s hand after that. There’s no age bracket when you nice at it and I don’t think it’s a New York thing. ” “It’s about making a marriage of both of them. Music, fashion, everything. No record deals no nothing. People want real. That’s why the N.W.A movie hit beautiful.”
Filthy America…It’s Beautiful had The Lox bridging the gap between rap purists and progressives with production from Pete Rock and DJ Premier alongside guest appearances from Fetty Wap and Gucci Mane.

Safaree Lashes Back At T.I. For Clowning Him Over Nicki Minaj On “Hip Hop Squares”

Last week, T.I. "My dick is bigger than you so" 💀💀💀💀💀💀 #safaree #stuntgang #lhhh #lhhh #lilduval
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Duval stood up like he was about to do something, but thankfully all three of the charged-up rappers were confined to their little squares. When talking about Safaree’s recent role on Love & Hip Hop   off camera,   T.I. voiced his feelings on the current POTUS after Donald Trump came after Snoop Dogg and the Atlanta vet called him a “Fucking Tangerine Tanned Muskrat scrotum skin, Lacefront Possum fur Wig wearing, Alternative fact, Atomic Dog diarrhea face ass man.” Apparently, no one is safe from Mr. said, “Oh he on ‘Love & Hip Hop?’ I thought his Hip Hop love   done went on. New York, NY – Although the scene was seemingly cut from the official episode, it appears T.I. Watch the clip of Tip scrapping with Safaree above. I didn’t know he had a Hip Hop love no more.”
Nicki Minaj’s ex did not take the comments lightly and immediately fired back, saying T.I’s raps were “subpar” and then turned on Lil Duval, who had been egging the confrontation on, and told him his “dick is bigger than you, so you can’t say shit to me.”

Did they cut this from the episode??? sent some not-so-subtle shots in Safaree’s direction during a recent taping of VH1’s Hip Hop Squares. Harris’ wrath.

LASD Apologizes To Wyclef Jean For “Inconvenience” Of Detaining Him

Jean nor his representatives have personally contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the actual agency whose deputies reasonably and lawfully detained him,” the statement said. “It is unfortunate that Mr. Jean. We are grateful we were able to apprehend the robbery suspects and that no one was seriously injured.”
The statement also goes into detail as to how the events developed, noting multiple times that Jean was held for strictly six minutes, was given a pat down “out of an abundance of caution” and was placed in handcuffs “due to the violent nature of the call (armed robbery), the similarity of the suspect vehicle to Mr. Jean’s furtive movements and demeanor.”

After he was let go, Jean railed against the Los Angeles Police Department, but the LAPD issued a statement on Twitter that it had nothing to do with the incident. “Since this writing, neither Mr. “However, Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs are frequently required to make lawful detentions, under the strict parameters provided by law, in the interest of catching often dangerous and armed suspects in our communities and keeping the public safe. LASD issued an apology for the matter, writing a lengthy Facebook post about the incident. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is apologetic for any inconvenience this process caused Mr. LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Jean was detained for six minutes during this investigation, as he had no involvement whatsoever in this violent crime,” the law enforcement agency   writes. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs? Los Angeles, CA – Wyclef Jean was wrongfully detained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department yesterday (March 21) after authorities pulled over the Fugees rapper when they thought he matched the identity of an armed robbery suspect. We can confirm that we WERE NOT involved in that incident
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 21, 2017

The LASD said that the Haitian artist had not reached out to them at the time of publication. pic.twitter.com/vjRfJUkooA
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) March 21, 2017

This morning @wyclef erroneously tweeted that he had been detained by the #LAPD. Jean’s vehicle, the time of day of the unfolding detention and Mr.

Old White Dudes Not Wanted At Puff Daddy’s Revolt TV?

The publication’s headline for the article has since been changed with Power 105’s name removed. Boreland allegedly “was always rude, condescending and dismissive towards the [team]…Ms. Manhattan, NY – Puff Daddy’s Revolt TV has come under attack by a group of men who are claiming both racism and ageism. If the lawsuit says executives at @revolttv then why does the headline say "Power 105's The Breakfast Club" we are not named in this lawsuit. The suit specifically calls out the actions of Revolt TV Executive Vice President, Val Boreland. The newly-uncovered suit takes note of a production assistant who “often came to work late, drunk and slept on the editing floor during work hours” and “suffered no repercussions for this behavior.”
The team of producers was fired in December 2014 and allegedly replaced with inexperienced African American employees. “I’m calling racism on their reverse racism,” Yee adds. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I really can't stop laughing. The attorney stated that “These claims are without merit and have previously been dismissed by the [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission].”
The U.S. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 @nydailynews #BlackPrivilege
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Damn @nydailynews using us for clicks. A response to the suit from an attorney for Revolt TV suggested that the same claim or a similar one was previously addressed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. #BlackPrivilege
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Thank You @pagesix for keeping @breakfastclubam out of the b.s. Boreland, however, treated the African-American staff in a much friendlier and respectful manner.”
Additionally, the suit claims that African American staff were allowed to come into work late and even drunk. “There’s nothing educational about this clickbait, trash-ass article that he wrote in the New York Daily News about us,” Charlamagne says. The discussion continues around the lawsuits claims that the white employees felt reverse racism while working for Revolt TV. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex.”
Charlamagne Tha God wants fans to know that “The Breakfast Club” and Power 105 are not named as defendants in the lawsuit as he shared his thoughts on the “fake news” on Instagram. #BlackPrivilege
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He also discussed the matter on this morning’s edition of “The Breakfast Club” with co-hosts DJ Envy and Angela Yee, naming New York Daily News journalist Stephen Rex Brown, who identifies as an education reporter, as the Donkey of the Day. Who can we sue for defamation!!! Diddy don't pay us enough to have our names slandered like this but anyway WHITE PEOPLE SUING FOR NOT KNOWING THE CULTURE. Page Six reports that five white men over the age of 39 who worked for Revolt TV   as part of the production crew for “The Breakfast Club” claimed in Manhattan Supreme Court that they were treated “worse than other employees who were younger and African-American.”
The group of producers, who worked on other shows in the past, including “The Howard Stern Show,” took note of several instances where age and race appeared to be a factor in how they were treated. this lawsuit has nothing to do with us. Is so damn funny to me. This headline is fake news but I'm getting it framed to hang up in the studio!!!

On The Set With Of “Blessings” With Lecrae, Ty Dolla $ign & More

“For ‘Blessings’ we wanted to do a video that just kind of focused on everyday things we take for granted, family, gatherings, good food, good people, just God being the source of the simple things,” he shared. And I had spent some summers in New Orleans, too, so it was dope to see Juvenile’s ‘Ha’ like these are images that I really seen and pictures of stuff that I really could experience, so that was dope to me too.”
Watch closely and you’ll see one of Lecrae’s good friends and frequent collaborators, Propaganda, waltz through the commotion in the backyard. Play find the prop and the @cameronstrang in the video
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Another figure you might recognize is Derek Minor, who spent some time on Lecrae’s Reach Records label while he was building his own brand, Reflection Music Group, which houses Canon, Tony Tillman and Deraj. But he’s dope.”
As “Blessings” gets picked up by radio stations across the country and fans are itching for Lecrae’s eighth studio album, he hopes to continue spreading the message of positivity. “Just a fun time, a good time, enjoying family, enjoying friends, enjoying people. “Anytime I can support his movement I’m gonna do it.”

@tydollasign @lecrae @zaytovenbeatz
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Lecrae thanked Calmatic for helping keep the vision authentic. You’ve seen a lot of his work before and he can do extravagant things, he can do simple things and I think I trust him too because he wanted this to be authentic and not cheesy. That’s really the essence of this whole song and video.” It’s just fun to watch real life get captured like that.”
Perhaps one of the newer additions to Lecrae’s extended family is megaproducer Zaytoven, who actually pulled up to the set after stopping by DXHQ   (it was Grammy weekend after all). Los Angeles, CA – The video for Lecrae’s first radio single, “Blessings,” is a family affair. He shares how the video literally was a family affair beyond the intended theme. “Just from me spending time as a kid on the West Coast in Southeast San Diego, just being able to see elements of your own upbringing in these videos was dope,” he said. The Los Angeles artist has done visuals for The Internet, Jhené Aiko and Kendrick Lamar and brought plenty of experience to the table. “It was such a mind-bender to see him shoot a video in a neighborhood I grew up near, in a house that looked exactly like my Auntie’s house, but really felt like going full circle. With “Blessings,” he wanted to recreate the feel that many ’90s videos had where fans got a glimpse into the lives of rappers and could find a piece of their own home to connect with as well. “Starting my career in the church and having a family involved in the ministry, I’m a huge fan of gospel music and Lecrae is a big inspiration to me,” he said. Lecrae and his team shot the video in a Los Angeles neighborhood over Grammy weekend, but the Atlanta MC didn’t want any of the glitz and glam from Hollywood, as he told HipHopDX on the set. “Over the past six years Crae   has become one of my closest friends,” he said to DX. I pulled up and the set looked like a family reunion. “Yeah, just seeing that type of imagery was fresh to me. “We need to be reminded that good exists and we don’t have to always have a negative outlook on everything, man,” he said. Check the link in @lecrae bio. Lecrae previously expressed his excitement at connecting with the trap pioneer and Zay expressed mutual admiration. “I had no clue a video shoot was happening,” he shared. for Grammy weekend and I figured I’d see if Crae   was in town. “He just knows what he’s doing. It’s like going to Big Mama’s house and when you just got that feeling of nostalgia.”
The husband and father recalls the video for Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I? “We take so much of the things we have in life for granted, so I said it a million times before, but real talk, before you complain, be grateful you got breath to complain with. There are also several more cameo appearances from rappers throughout the four-minute celebration. It’s like he wanted it to feel real and sometimes that’s tough, especially when you’re trying to recreate like a family scenario, people can overact and it can just be not good. Ty Dolla $ign assists the independent vet on the track and he stands side-by-side with Lecrae for the Calmatic-directed visual. (What’s My Name),” where Tha Doggfather turns into a dog, as having an impact on him growing up. The Humble Beast rapper supported Lecrae at his Power 106’s “Who’s Next” show in January and was happy to support the video, which also hit close to home for him. “Canon and I were in L.A. Such a joy to be a part of it.”

Count em up. Then a lot of Cash Money videos, too, I just remember seeing that kind of explode and seeing like pictures of the South on this full display. “I’ve never worked with Calmatic, so it’s dope working with Cal,” Lecrae said.

Drake Has Been Giving More Life To His New Toronto Mansion

When it’s completed, the mansion is going to take up   21,000-square-feet and, according to the original plans, will feature a swimming pool and a basketball court. You can tell how impressive the house is going to be by the sheer number of construction staff that already seem to be working at the site. Toronto, Canada – On “Gyalchester” from his new   More Life   playlist Drake raps, “I gotta do mansion ’cause I outgrew condo.” Turns out this wasn’t a metaphor. Well that’s pretty much just as extravagant, and you’re likely to be just as jealous if you check out the virtual tour below: If you’re not in the mood to feel jealous today, then the time to look away is now…

Congratulations More Life 🌺 @champagnepapi #designerofluxury #ferrisrafauli #frdesign #frbuild #morelife #6god#drake #luxurylifestyle #mansion #luxury
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The video shows the designer   beginning with sketches and plans, followed by a big-ass crane carrying plywood to the top of an even bigger-ass mansion. As for the condo that Drake sold? Drake’s architectural designer Ferris Rafauli has shared a video to his own Instagram page that shows Drake’s mansion under construction   in Toronto’s upscale Bridal Path area, the richest neighbo(u)rhood in Canada.

Swizz Beatz Helping Organize Southside Vs. Lex Luger Beat Battle

Founding 808 Mafia members Southside and Lex Luger have been throwing shots at each other for the past couple of weeks regarding a possible beat battle. If rap beefs between female MCs, idols turned rivals and former friends weren’t enough, now producers are getting involved. Info coming Soon! Making the announcement flyer on his Instagram page, Swizz also announced Funkmaster Flex vs. A post shared by therealswizzz (@therealswizzz) on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:56am PDT

For the culture. It's going down !!!! Initially, the event was canceled following some failed wager negotiations. #Fortheculture Let's Go!!!!!!! Looks like Swizz Beatz is helping organize the event following his popular Instagram Live battle against Just Blaze, a two-hour extravaganza that ended with Swizzy dropping an unreleased track featuring DMX, Jadakiss, Jay Z and Nas. Who you got ?????? DJ Clue as the undercard for the event. S/O @therealswizzz 😈
A post shared by Lex Luger (@lexlugertmog) on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:08am PDT Seems like it’s a go on Luger’s end   with him posting the news on his Instagram page as well.

Lil Eazy-E Suggests Proposed HIV Bill Is “Population Control”

“If you ask me, I think it’s population control,” Lil Eazy-E said. “For you just to be out here laying around with people unprotected and not letting them know that you are unsafe to have sex. “My father’s situation is a whole lot different to this situation,” he said. “That was in a different era. You could have like a vendetta … You gotta have some consequences to stuff like that.”
Lil Eazy-E went on to stress that knowingly exposing someone to HIV without telling them should “most definitely” be considered a felony, and there should be “consequences for that.”
He later explained that his father, who died from complications of AIDS in 1995, came from “a different era” and likely didn’t have a full understanding of HIV and AIDS. California lawmakers considering lessening the penalty for those who knowingly expose their sexual partners to HIV is a case of “population control,” according to Compton rapper Lil Eazy-E. Nowadays, it’s just crazy.” Where [you] probably didn’t even have a full understanding of how serious this virus was. So, that’s a different topic. Nowadays, to save these kids and to save these individuals, you gotta let ’em know … That’s a whole different ball game with my daddy. While speaking with TMZ, the son of the late Eazy-E offered his thoughts on recent news   about politicians   mulling over whether or not to change HIV criminalization laws. A new bill would make it a misdemeanor instead of a felony if someone has unprotected sex without disclosing their HIV-positive status to their partner.

Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” Is Being Made Into An Actual Children’s Story

All in all it sounds like the bundle is a pretty worthy investment, although not necessarily one that’s ready for storytime at school —   as seen when a substitute teacher in Virginia got in trouble for using “Children’s Story” in a lesson last December. Get On Down and Def Jam will release   The Great Adventures of Slick Rick… Children’s Book   on April 22 for Record Store Day, and the book will be accompanied by a 7″ copy of the track, and a CD copy of the full The Great Adventures of Slick Rick album. But these are lyrics from Slick Rick’s iconic 1988 track “Children’s Story,” which has now been made into an actual children’s book that includes illustrations and a puffy cover. “He was only 17, in a madman’s dream/ The cops shot the kid, I still hear him scream…” — not exactly what you’d expect from a classic children’s story. Remember the classic ’80s tune by watching the video below:

Check out what the bundle looks like below, and   see the whole thing over at Get On Down.

Rick Ross Announces New Album (No, Not “Rather You Than Me”)

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Speaking of record sales, Rozay’s ninth studio album — Birdman diss and all — is projected to sell anywhere between around 85,000-95,000 units (with 40,000 to 50,000 in pure album sales) by the end of the week. “My 10th album before I close out my 10th year will be Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill,” Ross relayed to an appreciative Papa Keith regarding the exclusive. Whatever the reason, Rozay is aiming to hit the 2017 black market once again with the release of yet another new album, which will serve as a sequel to his 2006 debut album, Port of Miami. While speaking to his hometown radio station and Papa Keith over at 103.5 The Beat, Ross unveiled the name of his 10th album: Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill. Such numbers would normally be good enough for a Billboard 200 top placement but Drake’s More Life – subliminal disses and all — is expected to be certified Gold or better at the close of the week. Featuring hits like “Push It” and the culture-changing “Hustlin’,” the album took the escalator climb on the sales chart, finally earning a platinum plaque after a decade of existence. Miami, FL – Either Rick Ross wasn’t satisfied with the inevitable second place finish to Drake or he recorded more music than he knew what to do with it when making his new album, Rather You Than Me. Still on the phone with the team making sure we do everything we can for everyone one my fans to experience what the world is talking about #RATHERYOUTHANME my NEW ALBUM available online everywhere. Due to its August 2006 release date, this would technically be Rozay’s eleventh year but the album did jumpstart the gaudy rap star’s larger-than-life persona into something epic. The Maybach Music Group founder also celebrated the album last summer with a with an 10th anniversary concert.

On To Greener Pastures: Paul Wall & Baby Bash Cleared Of Drug Charges In Houston

Houston, TX – Paul Wall and Baby Bash have been cleared of drug charges after facing a possible life sentence. Wall echoed those sentiments in court and encouraged people to stand with those facing the same battle he was. According to the Houston Chronicle, a grand jury let the two rappers free today (March 21), deciding there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute them after they were arrested during a police raid in December. You need to be there for them.”
The two H-Town rappers were arrested with a group of people at a smokeout. “I’m ready to hop on the next flight to Denver right now,” Paul Wall said after hearing the decision. Five others were indicted on charges stemming from the party. “Don’t be so quick to turn your back on people who are fighting things. “I was facing life in jail for something so minor, and there’s people who are going through the same thing, fighting these same battles day in and day out,” he said. Baby Bash had previously admitted that the arrest was a learning lesson to be more careful and more aware of where to use marijuana. Paul Wall and Baby Bash were also arrested in 2011 in El Paso for marijuana possession. “I go places where it’s legal, and it’s legal in 25 states – so I do smoke where it’s legal.”
The charges involved possession of THC with intent to sell, which is a felony in Texas.

Black Metal Band Cradle Of Filth Repulsed By Kanye West’s T-Shirt

“Kanye West. Apparently, the black metal band Cradle of Filth is too cool for Kanye West. West, however, presumably has better things to do than sweat   what the longtime metal band thinks of him. The celebrated rapper was just featured on Drake’s recent More Life track, “Glow,” and is most likely working on some kind of masterpiece that may or may not involve a NASA theme. In a Facebook post created last Wednesday (March 15), the band reacted negatively to a paparazzi photo originally posted by Daily Mail that caught West going out for dinner in Los Angeles wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt displaying the name of the outrageously dark Suffolk outfit. Whatever the case, fans of The Life Of Pablo won’t have to worry about demon-faced death metal artists popping up on his next project — at least not yet. Cradle Of Filth fan. Fortunately not a collaborator,” the post read, making it clear the members of the group want nothing to do with Yeezy.

Biggie’s Former Manager Wayne Barrow Says Remy Ma & Nicki Minaj Fued “Ain’t Beef”

On Saturday (March 18), My Mixtapez bought it back to the 90s, presenting a Biggie art installation to honor The Notorious B.I.G. B.I.G. Alongside James Cruz, the President of Bad Boy and Diddy’s manager, both list this specific piece of Big with the World Trade Center as their favorite. X Bystorm X Jordan. It’s different, it’s very different. “That ain’t beef. People losing their lives over dumb shit like this every day. SXSW – Throughout the craziness of SXSW, the week-long music and film festival that takes place in Austin, Texas every year, Hip Hop has been showcased in many forms, through panels, performances, interviews, social media posts, etc. It’s about lyricism. Given to what happened to Pac and Big alone, just their deaths and what it meant to the culture, I think that people need to pay attention to the fact that there’s more out here than just beefing about petty shit. That don’t fucking matter. If we’re going to move the culture forward, we gotta do so in a positive way.”

What’s Beef?: When you need to gats to go to sleep or when you roll no less than 30 deep? That’s not beef.”
DX asked if he was laughing at the matter, to which he responds, “It’s not humorous. At the end of the day, for me, I’m a purist when it comes to Hip Hop. @jamescruz1 #bystorm #jordanxiii
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Wayne Barrow, Biggie’s former manager, was in attendance for one purpose: celebrating the life and death of Biggie. A lot of them weren’t even born in the 90s where we come from. they see things from a different lens. Featuring unreleased photos of Big, this tribute to Biggie also included special guest performances by The LOX and Diddy. For something that we felt was important, not just for the family, but the culture of Hip Hop.”
This lead to a conversation on the direction Hip Hop has taken since the 90s. He explains, “We were able to bring the entire family back together. Wayne explains, “It represents New York in a real way. It’s a lifestyle. I think that these kids are a lot more… “It’s evolved in its own right. I think that there’s a lot of egos out here that’s been existing forever. Cole, Kendrick, Drake, and Big Sean as his “nuances of what’s hot today.”
Speaking on the thoughts of the current rap beefs, which include Nicki Minaj/Remy Ma and Chris Brown/Soulja Boy, Wayne had some things to say. It’s all about the people. That’s the New York we know.”

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Wayne Burrow describes this 20 year anniversary of Biggie’s death as “very emotional and very charging” before turning it into a positive note. But you gotta respect what they’re doing.”
He proceeded to list J. He ended with a shout out to Puff and the Bad Boy family, stating, “We’re doing it for ya’ll. I can’t knock what these kids are doing today. We appreciate the love.” It’s about pizzazz. I think that the lifestyle that we created for them, gave them the opportunity to do what they’re doing today. It’s about style.

Gorillaz’s Leaked Tracklist Reveals Killer Collaborations With Vince Staples, De La Soul, Danny Brown & D.R.A.M.

De La Soul)
Out Of Body (f. Peven Everett)
Submission (f. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)
Ticker Tape (f. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
Momentz (f. Vince Staples)
Busted And Blue
Carnival (f. Anthony Hamilton)
Charger (f. While the world awaits a title and release date, fans will be happy to know Gorillaz just announced its own music festival, appropriately titled Demon Dayz, which goes down in the U.K. Grace Jones)
Circle Of Friendz (f. D.R.A.M.)
Ascension (f. Check out the full tracklist below. Popcaan)
Sex Murder Party (f. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
She’s My Collar (f. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana)
Saturnz Barz (f. Kali Uchis)
Strobelite (f. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
We Got The Power (f. Since emerging with 2001’s self-titled masterpiece, the British masterminds behind Gorillaz — Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett — have always expressed their affinity for Hip Hop artists. Andromeda (f. Jehnny Beth) The group’s forthcoming album is apparently no different. Peven Everett)
Hallelujah Money (f. Benjamin Clementine)
Interlude: Elevator Going Up
Interlude: New World
Interlude: Penthouse
Interlude: Talk Radio
Interlude: The Elephant
Interlude: The Non-conformist Oath
Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
Let Me Out (f. Over the weekend, an alphabetical list of the project’s tracklist surfaced online and boasts features from artists like Vince Staples, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Grace Jones, Danny Brown, Pusha T and, oddly enough, ’70s folk singer Carly Simon. From their massive breakout hit “Clint Eastwood” featuring Del The Funky Homosapien to their work with Snoop Dogg and De La Soul on 2010’s Plastic Beach,   Hip Hop has been a crucial element to crafting the Gorillaz’s signature sound. Danny Brown & Kelela)
The Apprentice (f. Brandon Markell Holmes)
Halfway To The Halfway House (f. on June 10.

Gucci Mane To Reveal Makings Of His Trap Empire In New Autobiography

Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. He also continued his unprecedented streak of releasing music, including three albums that gave him HipHopDX’s 2016 We Working Award. I'm an author now #TheAutobiographyOfGuccimane pic.twitter.com/vIGPMzQcOQ
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 20, 2017

Co-written with journalist Neil Martinez-Belkin, the book is due out September 19 and, according to its Amazon pre-order page, is “an instant classic.”
Gucci (real name Radric Davis) reportedly began putting the work together while he was in prison. “Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. The Trap King shared an image of the book’s cover on his social media yesterday (March 20), expressing excitement at becoming an author. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he’s decided to tell his story.”
Gucci Mane had previously announced that his autobiography would be called Diary of a Trap God   and was among the projects he was working on in prison as well as a movie called   The Spot. Gucci Mane has announced his first autobiography, simply titled   The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. Upon his release from prison last year, Guwop has chosen a sober lifestyle and got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Keyshia Ka’oir. In the book, he shares his personal account of growing up in East Atlanta and making the transition from drug dealer to full-time rapper who pioneered the trap music genre. “Yet every success was followed by setback,” the description says.

#DXclusive: Watch DMX Perform “Party Up” With — Jay Pharoah

It ain’t that. I’m almost finished with this project. You stay away from that. The former SNL funnyman was at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA filming a segment for Comedy Central’s new show The Comedy Jam, created by comedian Josh Adam Meyers. And my cousin produces as well. Shout out to Andrew Hypes — I’m working with him.”
“I’m trying to be that serious … that Will Smith thing but have people like, ‘He got serious bars.’ It ain’t no, ‘Uh! [Laughs!]”
X wasn’t the only Hip Hop surprise guest appearance for the night, either. “Over the summer, I was working with Musiq Soulchild on one of his projects that I don’t think he put out yet,” he explained, citing his upcoming album. The show is based on comedians and entertainers telling a story of a song that has a special meaning to them, followed by their own performance of the song. With comedian Jay Pharoah. In a December 2016 interview with HipHopDX’s Editor-in-Chief Trent Clark, Pharoah expressed how he was a comedian who rapped also, opposed to just being a comedian rapper. Rumors like that have been swirling for years but the one time biggest star in rap substantiated the nugget of hope the following week when he dropped the single “Bane Iz Back.” Not a bootleg track released by a sketchy so-called label owner. “I’m working with some underground folks that you all are about to know. Hollywood, CA – Earlier this year, embattled rap legend DMX gave fans a small but long awaited taste of optimism when he hinted at dropping an album in 2017. For his part, Pharoah, performed “Party Up” and to the surprise of the audience was even joined on stage by the Dark Man himself. Y’all sleeping on Jay Pharoah!’ Ain’t no Nick Cannon bars, nigga! He’s worked with T.I., Iggy Azalea, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, etc. I want to do something really epic, conceptual with videos and everything tied together. The Michael Jordan of MCs with the last name Jordan – Montell Jordan also came out to perform “This Is How We Do It” with Real Husbands of Hollywood star James Davis. So I’m working with Myles Williams. “Summertime”‘ [Laughs]. More like, ‘These songs are dope! The two took turns spitting bars back-and-forth. The Comedy Jam premieres later this year on Comedy Central. During a January 2017 trip to the City of Angels, X popped up for an unlikely performance. A real, mastered song produced by none other than Swizz Beatz.

DX Digest: Ice-T & T.I. Mash It Up On “Kimmel” While Raekwon Remixes “This What It Comes Too” With Ghostface Killah

Check out Monday’s   DX Digest. They also discussed Tupac and the impact his interviews had on Joey and Pharrell both as kids respectively. Original Gangster” over the instrumental to T.I’s “Bring ‘Em Out,” while T.I. He also encouraged the young rapper to do more interviews, so more kids could hear the important things he has to say. problem & Darrein safron   – “Get off me”

As one of the latest singles from Tech N9ne’s The Storm, “Get Off Me” is assisted by Darrein Safron and Los Angeles rapper Problem. The idea is that   two artists will perform over each other’s instrumentals. It now is privy to a saucy visual treatment that finds the three artists dressed to the nines as they ride the Seven-produced beat. Music from Little Dragon and Denzel Curry, a video from Tory Lanez, an interview between Joey Bada$$ and Pharrell, a racy visual from Tech N9ne and Problem, Sampha’s Tiny Desk Concert, Supa Hot Fire’s rap battle, Snoh Aalegra’s “Time” and finally Swa Playmaker’s “Power” all make the cut. Couple with Swa’s cool, calm and collected flow, it’s a   match made in heaven. The latest single, “Come Down,” features Rae Sremmurd and Chief Keef. – “Mash it Up (Jimmy Kimmel Live)”
The inimitable Ice-T and Atlanta kingpin T.I. Little Dragon’s next album, Season High, is expected on April 14. supa hot fire vs. did one of his songs   over   one of the Body Count frontman’s   tracks. for an episode of “Mashup Mondays” last night (March 20). little Dragon f. you   – “the rap battle”

Viral sensation Supa Hot Fire has returned with a new battle rap and insists   he’s not a rapper. Sampha   – “npr tiny desk concert”

Sampha was NPR’s latest guest on the network’s incredible Tiny Desk Concert series, where the talented singer-songwriter performed stripped down versions of “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano,” “Blood On Me” and “Plastic 100°C.” Accompanied by nothing but a piano and a synth, the   simplified   versions of tracks   are proof of the powerful emotion available on his recent album, Process. ice-t & T.I. Tuesday’s (March 21) version of the DX Digest puts a live performance from Ice-T and T.I. chief keef & Rae Sremmurd   – “come down”

Ransom 2 is clearly another one of producer Mike WiLL Made-It’s magnum opuses. stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Ahead of its Friday (March 24) release date, The Chef has cooked up another version of the track, but this time it comes with a little help from his longtime friend and fellow Killer Bee Ghostface Killah. swa playmaker   – “power”

With production from Tope, Swa Playmaker’s “Power” brings a little vintage R&B flavor to the infectious beat. tyler the creator   – “cherry bomb documentary Clip”

Ahead of its Friday (March 24) premiere in New York City, a clip of Tyler The Creator’s Cherry Bomb documentary has surfaced, which finds the comedic Odd Future affiliate getting   words of advice from longtime friend Frank Ocean, skateboarding and plenty of other shenanigans. With features from artists like Lil Yachty, Lil Wayne, Future and Kendrick Lamar, it’s busting at the seams with like-minded collaborations. His new parody, once again, finds him trolling battle rap with lines pertaining to rapping, like “gift wrap,” “unwrap,” “salad wrap,” “chicken wrap,” “bubble wrap,” “gum wrap” and “saran wrap.”
snoh aalegra   – “Time”

With Drake’s More Life taking over the interwebs, it’s no surprise singer Snoh Aalegra decided to drop “Time,” which is sampled on More Life‘s outro track, “Do Not Disturb.” The song was apparently written in honor of her father who passed away in 2009. Ice-T is getting ready to launch his new Body Count album, Bloodlust, at the end of the week. tory lanez   – “anyway”

Produced by frequent collaborator C-Sick, Tory Lanez’s “Anyway” single has been given new life with a visual, which follows his last video for “DopeMan Go.” The track comes from New Toronto 2. in the top slot while Raekwon’s remix of “This Is What It Comes Too” with fellow Wu-Tang alum   Ghostface Killah understandably comes in at a close second. Backed by a live band, Ice ran through a killer rendition of his 1991 single “O.G. Cherry Bomb also features Lil Wayne and Kanye West. Its latest collaboration, “High (Remix),” comes with vocal help from Denzel Curry and Twelve’len, and production courtesy of   Michael Uzowuru and Jeff Kleinman. tech n9ne f. on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Denzel curry & Twelve’len   – “High (remix)”

Swedish dream-pop outfit Little Dragon has an affinity for working with Hip Hop artists. Elsewhere on the list, Mike WiLL Made-It’s rollout of Ransom 2 continues with “Come Down” featuring Rae Sremmurd and Chief Keef, and Tyler The Creator gives fans a sneak peek at a conversation he has with Frank Ocean in a clip of the Cherry Bomb documentary. In the meantime, watch the colorful performance above. The Storm also   features appearances from notable artists like Logic, Gary Clark Jr., Boyz II Men, Marsha Ambrosius and Jonathan Davis of Korn. raekwon   f. MIKE WILL MADE-IT F. Joey Bada$$ & Pharrell   – “OTHERtone (Beats 1 Radio Interview)”

Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ recently sat down with Pharrell to chop it up on Beats 1 radio program, OTHERtone,   where Pharrell says new artists like Joey and Kendrick are the voices of this generation. From De La Soul and Future to Big Boi and Killer Mike, the   Yukimi Nagano-fronted group always has its ear to the street, so to speak. ghostface killah – “this is what it comes   too (remix)”

Despite the erroneous spelling of “to,” Raekwon’s “This Is What It Comes Too” is still some of the best material the Wu-Tang vet has to offer from his forthcoming album,   The Wild. Want More?

Cyhi The Prynce Reveals Big Sean Feature; Says Kanye West Is “In Good Spirits”

getting that conversation going. Being the first new music released since 2015, Cyhi explains, “It’s just so much political stuff going on that I just felt like, man I just needed a knife to cut through it. The vision was a week that I had in my life when I was younger, that was just turmoil. Something to just get people to… A lot of my partners wanted to take him to the club, take him to the strip club, bitches wanted to take him to the movies… Sometimes I like doing that, just to see how far I can piss. When was asked who the top rapper in the room was, he responds, “There’s three guys, and I’m all of them.”
Reverting back to his project, Cyhi concludes, “It is everything you can expect and more. ‘Nu Africa’ is more of a mindset, then more so than just picking up everything and leaving.”
The music video features an innocent young man running away from the police, a frequent occurrence in modern America. So the world… Speaking on the GOOD label, “Most labels never been to Atlanta, so they don’t know what a real trap nigga look like. We had to bag up what we had to bag up. I was a legend before rap. I feel like if we put those same resources and the resources and people we have now, we could do Africa like that in 30 days. .@1cyhitheprynce talked to @shirju about the status of #KanyeWest health at #SXSW
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“Kanye’s very well. You lock me and the top 20 rappers in the room — I’m talking about lyricists, whatever — I’m going to be the last one to walk out the room.”
It doesn’t end there. Yeah, I can get to the rock.” That was all that was, seeing how good I was and how fast I could shoot up the trenders. In a nutshell, that’s what it is.”
Cyhi then explained the vision for his new project, scheduled to be released in the summer. And you know, nowadays when I talk to him, he tells me that’s one of the best experiences, some of the best things a friend’s ever done for him.”
He continues, “We got back to it the next week. The record is described as a “threat of people getting their shit together.” Adding to the vision, “All LeBron gotta do is say, “I only play in Nigeria.’”
The conversation quickly turned to Kanye West, who will be executive producing Cyhi’s new project. Entering the private room provided with food, drinks, and all of CyHi’s squad, the longtime GOOD Music rapper played us cuts from his new album, No Dope on Sundays. A lot of people know him as Butchy. I accomplished that. “I just felt like shaking up the game. This is a real story. I don’t make shit up.”

Cyhi recently returned with a brand new single called “Nu Africa,” a statement to the world today. I’m from a real place. HipHopDX had the pleasure of catching up with a very high-energy Cyhi The Prynce at the J.W. “It was really a lesson and a vision. My partner had got shot that week. Peaceful protests eventually lead to Cyhi leading a long list of celebrities (including Barack Obama) to his Motherland. They just think he’s got a bunch of tattoos on his face. One in particular remains on the radar: critically acclaimed rapper, songwriter and producer Cyhi The Prynce. I could have lost my best friend. You don’t scare me with that. I’m going to bring the album back out there next weekend, and we’re going to finish it up together.”
DX asked for an exclusive on GOOD’s long-delayed compilation Cruel Winter, in which he answers, “Man, there’s a record with me and Big Sean on there that’s crrrazzzyyyy!”
“I’m the best rapper in the room. It’s going to touch every emotion: it’ll make you angry, happy, energetic, sad, there’s gonna be some couple tearjerkers on there. “Me and my people were very instrumental to the building and creation of America. I talked to him last week. CyHi reported feeling “great today. Let him get prayed for. Austin, TX – SXSW, the week-long music and film festival in Austin, Texas, is attended each year by musical artists of all genres. The Lord is in the room.”
After the release of his ear-catching single “Elephant in the Room,” which takes seemingly takes jabs at Ye, fans were teased with a debut album, and then let down. Kanye’s good. He’s in good spirits. That’s just a decoy. I took the nigga to church. But no. Can I get to the rock? he’s just getting to sit over there, and chill with the fam now, ‘cause everybody feel like that. It’s a real movie.” Y’all giving him an excuse for being lazy right now. Most people look at me like, ‘What up Cy!’ They so starstruck, because I grew up with these people. I was the most popular person in Atlanta before rap. That’s a real story. That Sunday, we had to access our situation and understand how we would move forward. I was raised the correct way. Like, everybody thinks he’s crazy. Marriott, inside the Corner restaurant.

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