If you can get out that box and still come back and be an inspiration to your city, that’s cold with it. “I’m a little bit older than them. You gotta jump out the box. “Aww man, me and that nigga go way back since junior high and elementary days since we was little,” said Gudda. Them my niggas though since kids. Expect more music and visuals in the future as he plans to release more music by the end of the year. We be laughing and group texting about all the shit.”
Gudda has also been releasing his own music for the past decade on his Black Ops Militia label. We always knew from a long time ago that he was going to go. But, this recent Instagram post from Kelly Rowland should mean something, right? When HipHopDX’s Ural Garrett linked up with Gudda outside his home in Compton, it was the morning following the release of “Humble.” where he had another cameo. “You just can’t stay in the box.  
First, was K. “He’s the same dude who never changed, humble. This is what he really wanted to do. That’s why that song went so crazy man. Before the first weekend of April kicked off, Kendrick Lamar had to remind everyone why many refer to him as king with the release of “Humble.”
Since its drop, the single, supposedly set to be released on his fourth full-length album, has earned over 20 million YouTube views and created a few interesting debates. “He’s the same dude as when we were growing up,” he explained. That’s him. He also explains what he’s learned from Kendrick’s rise from aspiring rapper to one of the biggest in the game. You feel me?” Who knows? That’s what I learned from my bro. He was like how Jordan played basketball. However, one thing is for sure, “Humble.” serves as another example of the Top Dawg Entertainment MC’s dedication to the city of Compton. Hyper-obsessive fans of King Kendrick probably recognize this swagged out, gap-toothed individual from the To Pimp A Butterfly   album insert and role in the “King Kunta” video. We use to be everywhere doing a whole lot of shit. He told me to look further than the small picture because it’s a bigger picture.”

Wrapping up our time with Gudda, he ended the interview by speaking on why Kendrick means so much to the city of Compton. He was doing that for rap. He knew. I’m like the wise old head. And second, was Kendrick’s well-intended critique of beauty standards an exercise in misogyny? In the clip, he gives insight into his relationship with Kendrick and being surprised by the video’s release. “Man I learned a lot man from my bro,” he said. Dot throwing shots at Big Sean or not? He’s always been that dude. Late last year, he dropped W.A.N.T.S,   which stands for We Are Not The Same. Take one of his closest homies Show Gudda for example. We were all down this block. That’s just him.

“It was about simply not knowing the best way to deal with our conflicts. So they help me in having peace, period.”
As Speech continues to spearhead   his Vagabond Productions label and, of course, Arrested Development, he’s focused on pushing their last two albums, Changing The Narrative and This Was Never Home,   but leaves it up to the universe in terms of what comes next. Looking back over 20 years later, Speech has an idea of what possibly went wrong. “When vibes are good, I’m good,” he adds. We have fun. “We don’t want any special favors as a group. “We really just want equal opportunity to reach the people with what we offer,” he says. I strive to keep things on the up and forward. It takes work but once trust is there, it’s there. But we’re both too nice of guys to be mean towards each other when we see each other. In fact, usually, I’ll invite him on stage when he’s at a show. When Grammy Award-winning Hip Hop collective Arrested Development first stepped on the scene with its 1992   seminal album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of…, the Atlanta-based group was helmed by   co-founders   Speech Thomas, or simply Speech, and DJ/producer Headliner. “I’m a very vibration type dude. But when you start making a lot of money and getting a lot of fame on top of that, you either learn or burn quick.”
After reuniting in 2000 (without Headliner), Arrested Development has continued crafting uplifting, Afro-centric Hip Hop with a current lineup that consists of Speech,   Montsho Eshe, Rasa Don, One Love, Tasha Larae, Baba Oje, JJ Boogie, and Isaiah ‘Za’ Williams III. Just compare us to any other artists, let people know we here and let things fall as they may.” “[It was] youthfulness,” Speech tells HipHopDX. There was no sign of discord between the two close friends as they navigated their way through the often rough waters of the music industry. We were a very organic type group — not a lot of contracts, business talks, et cetera, but more so creativity and vibes. “We’ve had numerous face-to-face talks, each one moving us closer and closer to true healing. However, there’s no bad blood between the two co-founders these days. It’s all positive energy when we see each other. The group recently shared its latest video, “In 1 Day (Whole World Changed),” and is in the midst of an international tour. My group mates are the same now, we all respect and trust each other. Behind the scenes, however, the harmonious vibe between the two eventually soured and the group officially broke up in 1996. “Me and Headliner are cool today,” he says.

“Before [dating Kim] I was the man, and after that situation, I’m the man. “I was bullshitting, just bullshitting in the house being a wild boy. But real niggas don’t fall off, they just fall back,” he said. I’ve drove the cars, big jewelry, big everything, bad bitches. Within a few bars of his new club-ready cut, he chides listeners for “asking all these questions about my baby mama.” And in a new interview with HipHopDX, he elaborates. “Just one step at a time.”

Back In The Mix: Last month, Papers linked with Tory Lanez for what he calls “a new record sure to ring off in the clubs.”
Papers is focused on the single for now, but said he plans to release his album this coming June. It’s just music right now.” But by the summertime, we’re out of here,” he said. As for Kim, Papers appeared on the remix for her song “Pour It Up” a few years ago. I am a man and a father, so I do whatever it takes to feed my kids.”
The Honduras-born, Brox-bred rapper has previously done songs with Tank and Kevin Gates, but he recently connected with Tory Lanez in Miami for “Celine.” He said that he connected with Lanes in Miami, coming up with the idea and recording the song within 24 hours. I’ve done everything. “I’m going to let it grow some legs. I’ve always been a hustler and made things happen. He says most of their collaborations are unreleased but he did point out he would be fine with recording with her again. Papers is largely known as Lil Kim’s former flame and the father of their child, but with a new club-ready song with Tory Lanez called “Celine,” he’s planning to remind music fans that he’s not just a celebrity also-ran. “…I’m just really focusing on music. With “Celine” and his upcoming album, he’s ready to get back on track. “It was great.”
He acknowledges that some listeners may not have known about him before his relationship, but he blames that on himself. Before anybody, not just particularly my baby’s moms,” he said. “I don’t mean that in a bad way, but people don’t realize how hard I work. New York City, NY – Mr. “I am not sure what the future holds but I am not opposed to doing more music with her,” he said.

Monday has arrived once again and the DX Digest for April 3 is chock full of some interesting selections. The visual comes just ahead of his next Collabos release, Dominion, which is expected via Strange Music Inc. Tyga decided to drop two new singles, “Act Ghetto” with Lil Wayne, and “100s” featuring Chief Keef, which both slide in the top slot, while Gucci Mane   sits in second place with   a freestyle, “Drop Top Wizop,” the same title of his upcoming album. His latest comes in the form of “Kneelin’ On Needles,”
October london   – “driving me to drink”

October London, Snoop Dogg’s signee, tells a confessional tale in his new single, “Driving Me To Drink.” Bursting at the seams with heartfelt R&B and soul, the track puts London’s vocal prowess on display and is a prime example of his undeniable talent. Produced by 183rd, it contains tracks like “96 Olympics” and “Triple Threat,” but the cover art begs for attention with its depiction of Donald Trump getting body-slammed in the ring. Smoke dza – “ringside 5 (EP)”

Smoke DZA is back with a new EP titled Ringside 5, the fifth installment of his wrestling-themed series. (Mixtape)”

Although we found it a little late, DJ Matman’s mix in honor of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death turning 20 is worth a listen. raekwon f. Check out “Act Ghetto” above and “100s” below. tech n9ne f. Raekwon and CeeLo Green‘s ode to Marvin Gaye, “Marvin,” Logic’s interview with Genius, and Smoke DZA’s latest EP, Ringside 5, round out the top five. The type of output he has is nothing short of spectacular. The song comes from his new project, Bulletproof, which   addresses the near-fatal shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The song comes ahead of his forthcoming new album, Paranoia. on April 7. Tech is currently on tour in support of The Storm. logic – “everybody Lyrics & Meaning Interview”

Following the announcement of his new album, Everybody, Logic quickly dropped the title track and now sits down with Genius to discuss the lyrics and meaning of the song in-depth. The young rapper has rolled through with two new singles, including “Act Ghetto” featuring Lil Wayne and “100s” with Chief Keef and A.E., the latter being about exactly what it sounds like —   the almighty Benjamin. lil wayne – “act ghetto”
Perhaps Tyga took a few notes from baby mama Blac Chyna on how to tear things up. dave east   – “free smoke (East Mix) “

Harlem MC Dave East has remixed “Free Smoke,” which serves as the first track on Drake’s More Life. The most recent, “Marvin,” features the one and only CeeLo Green, and   pays tribute to the late Marvin Gaye. gucci mane   – “drop top wizop freestyle”

Gucci Mane either doesn’t sleep or writes songs in his sleep. gucci   mane – “that’s how I feel”

Memphis rapper   Young Dolph and the unstoppable Gucci Mane have connected for the new video, “That’s How I Feel,” after releasing the audio   last month. The entire project reportedly explores his experience as a bi-racial American. CHECK OUT THURSDAY’S DX DIGEST. Also, check out Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar’s “Goosebumps” video here   on Apple Music until it surfaces elsewhere. Throughout the set, she performed songs like “Diddy Bop” and “Yesterday,” as well as a medley of “Reality Check,” “Casket Pretty,” and “Bye Bye Baby.”
lupe fiasco   – “kneelin’ on needles”

In between polishing his swords, Lupe Fiasco is still pumping out new music. Ceelo green   – “marvin”

Wu-Tang Clan legend Raekwon is fresh on the heels of the release of his latest album, The Wild, and the singles are slowly making the rounds. WANT MORE? noname – “npr tiny desk concert”

Performing tracks from her 2015 album Telefone, Chicago artist Noname recently stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, where she was backed by a four-piece live band. Crafted in conjunction with Wax Poetics, the nearly hour-long mix touches on some of Big’s best work as well as original sample material from artists like Al Green, Zapp and Diana Ross. Young Dolph f. After dropping “Make Love” with Nicki Minaj and a video with Young Dolph (which can be seen below), the East Atlanta Santa is back with another single, the “Drop Top Wizop Freestyle.” Produced by Murda Beatz, the track serves as a sliver of his forthcoming album of the same name. krizz kaliko   – “ptsd (Warrior Built)”

After releasing the audio last week, Kansas City rap titan Tech N9ne is back with a video for “PTSD (Warrior Built),” which also stars label mate Krizz Kaliko and Jay Trilogy. tyga f. Keep scrolling for a Tiny Desk Concert with Noname, “Free Smoke” remix from Dave East, single from Lupe Fiasco, video with Young Dolph and Gucci Mane, soulful ballad from Snoop Dogg’s artist October London, another visual from Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko, and finally a dope 58-minute mix in honor of The Notorious B.I.G. DJ Matman – “The Notorious B.I.G.

People were going super crazy,” Jallal remembered, also saying that Bey was the inspiration behind him remaining independent. Mos Def. Los Angeles, CA – Before getting into another highly anticipated #LitnessTest, #DXLive’s Trent, Marcel and Jake recently welcomed Jallal into HipHopDX headquarters in Hollywood to preview some of his new tracks and talk about working with Yasiin Bey, f.k.a. stop of his U.S. When I met him it was everything I expected. While the rising artist would not confirm nor deny whether he agreed with the #DXLive Crew’s less than stellar assessment of Bey’s new music, he did say that like most of us, he remembers the Black Star rhymer for his early work. He was doing a show. I learned that from [Yasiin Bey]. He had called me over to, I wanna say it was the Yost [Theatre in Orange County]. “Every time I’m with him I see him for the Black on Both Sides stuff and of course the [Black Star] stuff,” noted Jallal, who also told the story of meeting Bey in Santa Ana. “It was a great reaction. The previously had a successful DX debut with “Imma Dog” which garnered some serious traction when it came out back in February. show earlier this year. The experience was still one to remember for Jallal. Being around someone that’s been with the major [label] for some time and shown me the ropes.”
Check out the full interview above and tune into #DXLive Thursdays from 3pm-6pm PST. tour. Prior to that he opened for Yasiin Bey at the L.A. “[I’m] staying independent at this moment. He’s such a musician and a poet in one sense, one side of him and the other side is like a totally normal human being that you could chill with or grab coffee and just talk about life. He’s like the Dos Equis man.”
Bey was so impressed by the young artist in fact that he offered him an opening slot on his musically confusing L.A. “It was like five years ago.

Conversations regarding Tupac’s relationship with Death Row normally revolve around   Suge Knight and him being a high-ranking member of the notorious   Bloods gang. However, according to a recent Instagram post from Tha Dogg Pound member Daz Dillinger, ‘Pac had ties to rival gang The Crips. Putting together a Thug Life code, Pac tried to reduce violence in the community. WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND
A post shared by DAZ DILLINGER (@dazdillinger) on Nov 24, 2016 at 6:15am PST I TOLD HIM THE NITE WE DID THE 5 SONGs FOR @alleyezmovie THE ALBUM I SAID ?PAC DONT LET THIS GANGBANG COME BETWEEN US AKA DEATHROW VS DOGGPOUND TruFactz,” wrote Dillinger under a picture of Tupac wearing a blue bandana. As Suge spends his time in jail awaiting trial for murder charges stemming from a 2015 incident in Compton, Daz made an Instagram post last year taking shots at the former Death Row head. Most recently, Ice-T spoke with   Drink Champs about the first time he heard infamous Biggie diss track “Hit Em Up.”
‘Pac never officially claimed a gang and was known for once attempting to bring a treaty between both the Bloods and Crips around 1992 in Watts. BEFORE TUPAC WAS ON DEATHROW & CURSED BY SUGE HE WAS CRIPP'N WITH 💥THUGLIFE💥 I TOLD HIM THE NITE WE DID THE 5 SONGs FOR @alleyezmovie THE ALBUM I SAID 💥PAC DONT LET THIS GANGBANG COME BETWEEN US AKA DEATHROW VS DOGGPOUND TruFactz
A post shared by DAZ DILLINGER (@dazdillinger) on Mar 31, 2017 at 4:35pm PDT

Interest in Tupac is strong as his   All Eyez On Me biopic is set for release in June. “BEFORE TUPAC WAS ON DEATHROW & CURSED BY SUGE HE WAS CRIPP’N WITH ?THUGLIFE?

He loves acting, of course he wanted a part. Months later, he made a brief cameo in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. News of Drake’s role on the gritty television show comes months after it was revealed that Drizzy bought the rights to Top Boy   when it was dropped by Channel 4, following its second season. Although Drake is most known for his role as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation,   he has made the occasional appearance in a handful of films. “We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him. Ashley Walters, an actor on Top Boy, has revealed that Drake has already shown signs of being “hands on” with the show, he said in an interview with the Mirror. He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it,” Walters said. In 2012, he voiced the character of Ethan in   Ice Age: Continental Drift. Canadian superstar   Drake will reportedly make his return to the small screen with a “significant role” on the London drama, Top Boy. The third season of Top Boy is slated to air on Netflix in 2018 and also include appearances from Skepta.

Live instrumentation partnered with compelling storytelling will surely make for one great night with Sho Baraka. Concert Info:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Novo by Microsoft
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
To enter to win you must follow us on Twitter (@HipHopDX) and tweet “Hey @HipHopDX, I want to win VIP tickets to   @AmIshoBaraka‘s show   on April 9 #DXShoBaraka.” Remember, you must be following us and you must tweet using the #DXShoBaraka hashtag in your tweet. We will contact you   via Twitter   so make sure you are   looking out for our DM! 1   Kushion Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Retail value of $300). Los Angeles, CA – Humble Beast with Lions and Liars presents   A Night With Sho Baraka and we are giving away a pair of VIP tickets to one lucky winner. Includes the following:

2 VIP tickets to the show and a meet and greet with Sho Baraka. Tickets are on-sale now! We have 1 pair of VIP tickets to give away so tell everyone you know to start sending out tweets! Join Sho as he takes you on an educational and entertaining journey through a narrative you will not forget.

The Bow Slide slippers were released less than a month ago and the knock-off version is already available. The suit claims the replicated shoe designs Forever 21 created are shameless   rip-offs of the rather hard to obtain sneaker, which is usually sold out within minutes of them being available for sale online. Puma keeps stock on the Rihanna Fenty designs purposely low to manufacture a demand for the product, which the company says is being toyed with by Forever 21s bootlegged versions. is forever 21 tryna put Rihanna and puma out of business or pic.twitter.com/b0jQvU9d1o
— 💗 (@idcdarIing) March 22, 2017

The other two designs also look very similar. Since Forever 21 is messing with Puma’s coins, the sneaker   giant is now pursuing   preliminary and permanent injunctive relief as well as demanding all profits and damages incurred by Forever 21’s imitations. Los Angeles, CA – Puma has served Forever 21 with a   design patent, trade dress, and copyright infringement lawsuit over Rihanna’s Fenty Creeper, Bow Slide and Fur Slide design emulations,   according to papers obtained by TMZ. She was named Puma’s creative director in 2014. Rih helped the German shoewear company create the wildly popular and profitable platform and slipper footwear.

Without throwing around too many details (or any at all, really) Tiffith also confirmed a new Jay Rock album for 2017, saying “yaaaaasss lol” when asked if fans could expect one. 2017 is set to be another big year for Top Dawg Entertainment, with record label boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith suggesting that Kendrick Lamar’s next release will be (another) “album of the year.”

Hip Hop fans have gleaned from the way K. Asked if “CTRL” is set to drop after Kendrick’s next album, Tiffith simply said “yes,” which is pretty vague, but he also clarified that SZA’s album would drop before the next ScHoolboy Q album. In a Twitter Q&A on Saturday (April 1), Tiffith took questions on the label’s release schedule. Dot signed off on “The Heart Part 4” that the Compton rapper’s next album will drop on April 7, but Tiffith has confirmed   that TDE has much more planned for the remainder of the year. Besides a solid guess on Kendrick’s release date, we don’t know much about TDE’s schedule for the next eight months — but going by their track record and the talent on their roster, it’ll likely be worth the wait. He revealed that SZA’s album “CRTL” is finally set to drop after a long wait, soon to be followed by a new ScHoolboy Q record.

“Jim Brown, for the last 50 years, has fought against the oppression of all people. Despite the flurry of criticism, one artist in particular has revealed that he wasn’t bothered by ‘Ye’s decision to meet with Trump. “A musician meeting with a presidential candidate isn’t important to me like Jim Brown,” the rapper said. When asked about the meeting between the unlikely duo during an interview with UK’s Channel 4, Atlanta wordsmith Killer Mike   simply replied “Why wouldn’t you?”
“Didn’t bother me,” Killer Mike said. Black people shouldn’t have permanent friends or enemies. They should have permanent interests. Tweets the rapper sent last year in support of the president have disappeared as of February of this year. If it wasn’t for Dr. Kanye West was bombarded with criticism from all angles after meeting with President Trump   last year. Appointed more blacks to his office than any other governor since him. Martin Luther King being willing to meet with people like [governor] George Wallace, George Wallace would have not have ended up—starting a racist bigot — he ended [as] a person who found God in some way. Him sitting with President Trump was a significant thing for me, because I know on the other side of the table he was telling the truth.”
Kanye has appeared to have changed his tune following his encounter with Trump in December. “Why wouldn’t you? So, I maintain hope that all human beings can steer a changed course.”

Killer Mike then revealed that a musician meeting with a president or presidential candidate doesn’t hold nearly as much weight as it would if they were someone like former NLFer/civil rights activist, Jim Brown.

Drake’s   More Life maintains its position at the top of the Billboard 200 this week. This is a 62 percent drop with   39,642 total units,   22,155 albums and 22.8 million streams. It sold   44,961 albums and was streamed 28 million times. The project saw a 55 percent decrease from its debut a week ago when it pushed half a million units, but it still sold   43,327 albums and was streamed   253 million times. #1 Drake —   More Life — 225,534 (43,327) [253,494,935]
#3 Trey Songz —   Tremaine —   67,065 (44,961) [28,499,053]
#6 Bruno Mars —   24K Magic — 48,760 (20,004) [25,500,120]
#8 Rick Ross — Rather You Than Me —   39,642   (22,155) [22,886,029]
#9 Future —   Future — 39,391   (3,392) [47,768,831]
#10 The Weeknd —   Starboy — 36,166 (7,366) [32,863,523]
#11 Migos —   Culture   — 35,763 (2,037) [44,487,617]
#12 Khalid —   American Teen — 26,0268 (2,597) [31,168,250]
#13 Post Malone —   Stoney   — 25,911 (1,826) [32,335,884]
#15 Future —   HNDRXX   — 25,263 (1,982) [32,501,706] Drake’s “More Life” Means More Time At #1
Drake’s   More Life sold   225,534 units in its second week at the #1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart. The Virginia star has had two #1 albums in his career, 2014’s   Trigga and 2012’s   Chapter V. Trey Songz Debuts At #3 With “Tremaine”
Trey Songz may or may not have dropped Nicki Minaj’s name to promote his album, but either way, fans gobbled up 67,065 units of Tremaine, propelling the R&B star to #3 in the LP’s debut. Trey Songz’   Tremaine album has a strong debut, following closely behind at #3 while Ed Sheeran’s Divide is the only separation. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets. Rick Ross remains in the Top 10 in the second week of   Rather You Than Me‘s sales. Rick Ross Remains In Top 10 With “Rather You Than Me”
Rick Ross goes from #3 to #8 in his second week’s sales for   Rather You Than Me. The boss still has the streets buzzing with his Birdman diss track, “Idols Become Rivals.”
Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 03/30/2017
Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system.

Google Trends shows that XXX is, as of last week, currently more searched than Migos. Since then, DJ Akademiks has uploaded a brief video of Offset slamming XXXTENTACION — who was released from prison just last week (but who is still facing charges for an alleged assault on his then-girlfriend) — with the Migos member acting like he doesn’t even know who the South Florida rapper is. Either way, we doubt that this dispute is settled just yet. We ain’t even heard of you. Of course, this is a recent enough development, helped by XXX’s behavior directed at Drake. Get your ass outta jail and run that shit up. How you ain’t heard of, and niggas talkin’ like you   stole they swag. Drake’s fan base is large enough and passionate enough now that pretty much any slight against Drizzy’s name can be expected to elicit a pretty sizable clap back, and that’s exactly what XXXTENTACION got for claiming to be Drake’s stepdad (musically speaking). Whatever your name is.”

#offset defends #drake and blasts #xxxtentacion for asssuming #drake took his flow
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Offset’s diss reflects the ongoing debate about whether Drake’s “KMT” flow lifts the pattern from XXX’s “Look At Me.”
Whether or not Offset and Drake were familiar with XXX before,   they certainly are now, and so are a growing number of rap fans. “Y’all niggas is silly.