“I go in the mothafuckin’ clubs and niggas goin’ crazy,” Collins said. Ave was by himself.’ And that ain’t a question that you should have to ask nobody.”
Lito responded to Ave’s claim that he and Hovain weren’t around with a series of tweets that have since been deleted. “I know and anybody that   know or watch with real eyes, they know, that niggas didn’t stand tall,” he explained. “If you asked them what happened when shit popped off, I know everybody was [asking them], ‘Yo, where you was at? “This guy is a movie,” Lito tweeted. The Brooklyn BSB Records boss also revealed why he fell out with his former manager Hovain and Young Lito. “How we leave u for dead when we drove u to the hospital,” he said in another while answering other claims Troy put forth during the interview. Check out Young Lito’s response below and The Breakfast Club interview above. “‘Oh shit, that’s Troy Ave, nigga it’s the second coming of Tupac, it’s NewPac.’”
Charlamagne Tha God then asked Ave how he could avoid that kind of fate, to which he explained that he’d simply be taking better precautions. In an interview with The Breakfast Club   on Wednesday (April 5),   Troy drew   parallels between the attempts on his life to Tupac’s last days. New York, NY – Troy Ave (real name Roland Collins) is out of jail and has opened up about his time behind bars, and attempts on his life following the May   Irving Plaza shooting, which   resulted in the loss of his bodyguard and good friend   Banga‘s life. On Christmas Day 2016, when he was on his way to visit family,   his car was shot up in his own neighborhood as   he was sitting in it.



The authorities believe that Garcia’s high-flying lifestyle that he promoted on Instagram was supplanted by a hidden drug operation. And the aforementioned wire transfer from Brown also revealed that Garcia essentially said via text to an unknown woman that the money was for lean and drugs. Miami, FL – Miami music producer and alleged drug dealer Harrison “Cuban Harry” Garcia is on trial for federal drug charges, this after Homeland Security investigators nabbed the 26-year-old in a sting. The Miami Herald reports that federal authorities are examining a $15,000 wire transfer Brown made to Garcia’s bank account in 2016 that was allegedly used to purchase “lean” and other drugs. Evidence displayed at the trial revealed some potentially incriminating texts between Lil Wayne and Garcia for an exchange of cash for drugs. The trial continued this Friday. Under the username “Muhammad_A_Lean,” Garcia showed off expensive cars, jewels, and there are photos of him purporting to have access to “po up,” which is another name for the lean drug. Garcia’s attorneys are attempting to frame their client’s antics online to nothing more than showboating to build a social media following and not promote his role as a   promethazine kingpin. The paper adds that Garcia admitted to investigators that he sold “a lot of narcotics” to Lil Wayne, according to a federal agent’s testimony on Thursday. The attorneys also believe they’re making Garcia a scapegoat as they hope to implicate Brown and Lil Wayne in connection with the drug cartel. Garcia’s attorney attempted to get the agent to elaborate on his client’s confession   but was refused after he cited that there’s still an open investigation. In the trial, it has come forth that Lil Wayne and Chris Brown’s affiliation   with Garcia is now under investigation.



The track comes from his Eric B For President:   Term 2 project. Cole and Styles P. T-pAin   – “pull up wit ah Stick (t-Mix)”

Following “THANX,” T-Pain has resurfaced with what he calls a “T-Mix” for the track “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick.” The original was crafted by SahBabii and featured Losso Loaded, and   became a viral hit with over 10 million views on YouTube. Further down the list, Chuck D introduces Ric Wilson’s latest single, “Hang Loose,” while OG Maco has a little something to say about Logic, then T-Pain drops a “T-Mix,” Eric Bellinger sports a blonde hairdo in “Make You Mine” with Christina Milian, T.F plays a samurai, and Short Moscato dives into his mental state. It was a really affirming statement that I really needed at a time where I was feeling hella rejection with my transformation of coming into my new current style giving my political and organizing background.”
og maco   – “for logic fans aka the internet”

After people started saying Logic could outrap OG Maco on Twitter, the latter decided to put his skills to the test with his latest track, “For Logic Fans AKA The Internet.” Produced by Scott Storch, the track comes with an explanation from Maco via SoundCloud, “I watch the internet hype up mediocre rappers and downplay the kids making music that makes them move. T.F sends a special shout out to all the kids who wish they could be in a Kung Fu movie. Shot in Malibu, the video is directed by Arrad and delivers nothing but feel good vibes. AZ, Raekwon and Prodigy’s “Save Them” nabs the third slot while October London’s EP, and Tuki Carter and Juicy J’s video for “Jerry Maguire” rounds out the top five. Just because someone is saying a thousand words a minute doesn’t mean they’re the best.” OG Maco 3 is expected to arrive on April 23. Sadly, all that’s available for now is a preview of the track, but those lucky enough to have Apple Music   can find the full version here. Joey bada$$- “Freestyle”
As a recent guest on The Angie Martinez Show, Joey Bada$$, who just dropped his monster album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, spit a rowdy freestyle over Kodak Black’s “Tunnel Vision.” The Brooklyn rapper will undoubtedly be popping up left and right to promote his new project, which also features high profile artists like ScHoolboy Q, J. Tuki Carter f. The project is expected to arrive April 28 and includes features   from notable artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Emilio Rojas, Project Pat and Chevy Woods. “[I just want] to be heard, to be seen and to be understood, although it seems like none of those things will ever happen. lil yachty   – “ispy”

After delivering the single late last year, KYLE is finally back with a proper video for “iSPY” featuring the red-haired Lil Yachty. Alas, Friday (April 7) has arrived and the DX Digest is full of new singles and videos aimed to get anyone through the weekend. “The video aims to show the viewer that my plight is much like anyone else’s,” Moscato said in a press release. ric wilson f. Juicy j   – “jerry maguire”

Taylor Gang affiliate Tuki Carter is back a video for the   Juicy J-assisted “Jerry Maguire,” a track   that comes from Carter’s forthcoming debut album, Flowers and Planes. To fulfill his dreams, he created the over six-minute short film to illustrate his   skills as a karate fighter from South Central for the No Hooks cut. In the video, the pair is reduced to pint-size versions of themselves (albeit it with giant heads) as they sit on the beach in a tiny sandbox just talking about life. T.F – “panda xprss”

HipHopDX’s own Shirley Ju makes a cameo appearance in T.F’s new video for “Panda Xpress.”   According to a press release, as a kid, all T.F wanted was to be a Kung Fu master. Eric bellinger   – “make you mine”

Eric Bellinger dons a new bleached blonde hairdo in his new video for “Make You Mine,” which also features an appearance from Christina Milian. “I opened for them and Chuck was watching my set backstage. With its blues and soul-oriented sound, the project properly introduced London to the world and even includes a guest spot from The Doggfather on the track “Top Down.” Listen in full above. In the top slot is   Joey Bada$$’s freestyle on The Angie Martinez Show   and sliding in at a close second is   KYLE’s new video for “iSPY” featuring Lil Yachty. “Public Enemy had a show at Metro last year,” Wilson explains to HipHopDX. Az, Raekwon & Prodigy – “save them”

AZ stopped by the   Shade45 building for an interview with   DJ Kay Slay and at some point decided to debut the Buckwild-produced track, “Save Them” featuring Raekwon and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. Check out the freestyle above and stream the album here. short moscato   – “love is forever”

Apparently written while on drugs, Short Moscato’s new single, “Love Is Forever,” explores the Buffalo, New York artist’s seemingly bi-polar psyche and mental state. October London   – “Color blind: Hate & Happiness”

Snoop Dogg’s artist October London has finally unveiled his seven-track EP, Color Blind: Hate & Happiness, which he’s been teasing for a while with singles like “Driving Me To Drink” and an appearance on Snoop’s GGN show. We connected afterwards. Chuck is really busy, but a couple days before I came out with the song, he gave me the ok to put it in the record. Chuck D   – “hang loose”

After the success of “Soul Bounce,” Ric Wilson is back with another track “Hang Loose,” only this time he’s earned a co-sign   from Public Enemy frontman Chuck D. I am simply trapped inside my own head, thus the gritty and opaqueness of the visual.”
WANT MORE? Check out Thursday’s version here. kyle f.



Robot Directed and written by Jordan Peele, Get Out   was one of those films that wowed its audiences with its satirical approach   and brilliant socio-political commentary on racism in America, so it comes as no surprise the movie earned six nominations at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Henson – Hidden Figures
Tearjerker
Game of Thrones – Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death
Grey’s Anatomy – Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo)
Me Before You – Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her
Moonlight – Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him
This Is Us – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate
Next Generation
Chrissy Metz
Daniel Kaluuya
Issa Rae
Riz Ahmed
Yara Shahidi
Best Duo
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – The Voice
Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery – Get Out
Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield – Atlanta
Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen – Logan
Josh Gad and Luke Evans – Beauty and the Beast
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg – Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
Best American Story
Black-ish
Fresh Off the Boat
Jane the Virgin
Moonlight
Transparent
Best Fight Against the System
Get Out
Hidden Figures
Loving
Luke Cage
Mr. Movie of the Year
Beauty and the Beast
The Edge of Seventeen
Get Out
Logan
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Best Actor in a Movie
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Hugh Jackman – Logan
James McAvoy – Split
Taraji P. Other films or television series up for an award include Donald Glover’s Atlanta, which has three nominations, VH1’s Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,   which grabbed one   for Best Duo and Netflix’s Luke Cage, which garnered two nominations. British actor   Daniel Kaluuya, who played the lead role, is up for Best Actor in a Movie while the film itself is up for Movie of the Year. Check out the full list below, the official Get Out trailer above and tune into the awards on May 7 at 5 p.m. PST. Other nominations include Best Villain, Best Duo, Best Fight Against The System and the Next Generation award. Henson – Hidden Figures
Show of the Year
Atlanta
Game of Thrones
Insecure
Pretty Little Liars
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Best Actor in a Show
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead
Mandy Moore – This Is Us
Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
Best Kiss
Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome – Moonlight
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens – Beauty and the Beast
Taraji P. This is the first year MTV is expanding the awards to include television, making it even more impressive   Get Out was able to dominate the list. Henson and Terrence Howard – Empire
Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Best Villain
Allison Williams – Get Out
Demogorgon – Stranger Things
Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead
Wes Bentley – American Horror Story
Best Host
Ellen DeGeneres – The Ellen DeGeneres Show
John Oliver – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race
Samantha Bee – Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show
Best Documentary
13TH
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story
Best Reality Competition
America’s Got Talent
MasterChef Junior
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Bachelor
The Voice
Best Comedic Performance
Adam Devine – Workaholics
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson – Broad City
Lil Rel Howery – Get Out
Seth MacFarlane – Family Guy
Seth Rogen – Sausage Party
Will Arnett – The LEGO Batman Movie
Best Hero
Felicity Jones – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Grant Gustin – The Flash
Mike Colter – Luke Cage
Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
Stephen Amell – Arrow
Taraji P.



Chano said that only die-hard fans — “folks who know all the words” — will be invited. The event is set to take place tomorrow (April 8) at a secret location. @SoundCloud
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 6, 2017

SoundCloud helped the 23-year-old MC make the call as it sent emails to those who were determined to be in the top 0.001 percent of Chance’s listening audience, which is made up of 1.48 million followers. I'm only sending invites to the folks who know all the words. @chancetherapper im literally crying i cant believe this pic.twitter.com/6KAJsHYXPo
— Aphrodite (@ThatGirlAly_) April 7, 2017

Fans have embraced Chance as a hometown hero not only because of his music, but also for his contributions to the community, including a $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools. #MCW2 in Chicago this Sat. Cellular Field last year for his Magnificent Coloring Day festival. He’s gearing up for another epic event with Magnificent Coloring World 2, which he announced on Twitter yesterday (April 6). Chicago, IL – Chance The Rapper further established himself as an independent phenom when he sold out Chicago’s U.S. Check your emails tmw AM. In fact, there’s a campaign for Chano to run for mayor in 2019.



A spokesman for Shmurda’s family Allen DeWane told reporters about the incident at the time. In June 2015, Kimberly Rousseau reportedly tried to reach under her bra and give Shmurda a shank while the rapper was behind bars for the conspiracy case. New York, NY – Though Bobby Shmurda is currently serving his seven-year sentence for conspiracy involving charges for murder, drugs and gun possession among others, it looks like he’ll have some added marks on his record. “They think they can score brownie points if they get a star.”
The prison, dubbed “Little Siberia” because of its remote location and low temperatures, is in the north of   New York state, about 20 miles from the   Canadian border. “These are lowlives,” DeWane said. According to a report in February, he was transferred   to Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York following an inmate attempting to stab the Brooklyn rapper. Maybe he needed the help. However, the new sentence runs concurrently and won’t be added to his already over half a decade time. Obviously, new music from Shmurda won’t be hitting the world anytime soon, but Meek Mill and Trav got a prison verse from him in February. It has previously housed rappers 2Pac, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Maino, as well as famed mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano. The “Hot Nigga” rapper, born Ackquille Pollard, is now paying a price for taking a homemade knife made by his girlfriend during a visit with a possible addition of four more years, as he was sentenced today (April 7),   NBC New York   reports. “Pollard has now resolved all of his legal matters and looks forward to getting back with his career,” the rapper’s lawyer said after the ruling.



You can also hit up Jacob the Jeweler for not only   the necklaces, but for the rings and cuffs too. Kim layered a few of the golden ornaments at the MTV Video Music Awards last year and shortly after donned another layered look of the auric chains while glammed-up in a silk ivory slip and Givenchy robe dress. What better way to test out a jewelry line than to let your famous wife rock it before you drop it? Take a peek at some Yeezy’s gilded jewelry options below. She has also been seen wearing her husband’s golden charms   while being papped out in Los Angeles. The pieces can be copped right now over at YeezySupply.com but expect to drop an easy $10,000 for the only 18k yellow gold 25″ cherub chain left on the site. That’s exactly what Kanye West has done with his brand new gilded jewelry line in collaboration with the well-respected lapidary Jacob the Jeweler. “I wanted to create something that represented timeless love,” Kanye explained to VOGUE. The classic 12-piece line was inspired by   14th-century Florentine art and was worn at various times by the love of Ye’s life. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRWqEA2l1Aw/



The Rolex was then mailed to a business associate of the musician’s. jeweler did receive $15,000 from Kingston following the bounced check debacle, that payment was received in 2013, and the singer has been reportedly M.I.A since then. Although the L.A. According to TMZ, Kingston paid $10,000 upfront and later sent a check for $36,000 to cover the total cost of the $46,000 watch. Several months ago, Kingston found himself in a similar predicament when a judge ordered him to pay a Florida jeweler the $44,000 owed for a Rolex and diamond bracelet. In addition to the money owed, Silverman is demanding extra money for damages and lawyer fees. The Los Angeles-based Norman Silverman Diamonds has filed a lawsuit to retrieve the $21,353 still owed on the watch. An Instagram user by the name FakeWatchBusta ousted the likes of Sean Kingston, Rick Ross, and Soulja Boy over their alleged faux Rollies. The check from Kingston, who recently fell victim to a jewelry-snatching, bounced shortly after the watch was mailed. Ironically, back in 2014, Kingston was one of a handful of musicians blasted for allegedly wearing a fake Rolex. A jeweler has taken legal action against Sean Kingston after the Miami crooner bounced a check for a Rolex watch he purchased in 2013.



Glorious is currently slated for a Summer 2017 drop but in the meantime, Belly will be joining The Weeknd, Rae Sremmurd and 6LACK as a special guest on the North American leg of the “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” 2017 World Tour starting on April 25th in Vancouver, BC. Listen to the record “Glorious” down below. For his 33rd born day, the Ottawa native has announced a new album titled Glorious in efforts to showcase his burgeoning skills as an artist and songwriter. Los Angeles, CA – Belly has been putting his Roc Nation ties to good use since he joined the fold back in Summer 2016. This new project comes on the heels of the massive success of his duet with The Weeknd, “Might Not,” which sat atop the Rhythmic Radio charts on Billboard in the Spring of 2016 for a cool month as well as his most recent project, Inzombia, which HipHopDX outlined as “the type of consistency that can be best described as a ‘vibe’.”
Glorious looks to build on the notoriety Belly garnered by helping pen Beyoncé’s “6 Inch” off of her culture-stopping album, Lemonade and winning the “Songwriter of the Year” award at the 2016 SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) Awards. The ominous yet celebratory title track produced by Danny Boy Styles serves as the first taste from the LP and follows the aforementioned vibe trail Belly has been synchronizing with his artistry.



Hollywood, CA – The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the billion-dollar The Fast and the Furious franchise, is locked and loaded for its domestic April 14 release date and HipHopDX is ecstatic to premiere an exclusive clip taken from one of the most pivotal moments of the action-packed film. In this #DXclusive clip, Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) unexplainably thought it would be a good idea to dodge the bad guys across the slippery plains of Iceland in a bright orange Lamborghini Murcielago. Fans outside of the Los Angeles area can pre-order tickets on Fandango. The upcoming blockbuster also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. It’s a good thing Tej Parker (Ludacris) is always thinking one step ahead, including a decision to crush the frozen tundra in a Ripsaw tank. HipHopDX is also currently doing a ticket giveaway for the April 12 premiere. Watch the high-octane Fate of the Furious preview up above and check out flicks of Luda and Tyrese’s vehicles down below.



The lead single is the powerful “No Effort.”
Catch Tee Grizzley on the Issa Tour with 21 Savage and Young M.A. Tee Grizzley’s   My Moment mixtape stream, cover art and tracklist are below. My Moment (Intro)
First Day Out
Real Niggas
Country
No Effort
How Many
Overlapped
Side Nigga
Secrets
10K
Catch It
Day Ones
Testimony (Outro) Tee Grizzley is putting his mark on the 300 Entertainment brand with the release of his   My Moment mixtape. The Detroit rapper has 13 tracks on the project that tell his story of turning his life around after spending three years in jail.



The protege released his debut album,   The Never Story, last month. J. The album is set to get the film treatment with HBO releasing a   4 Your Eyez Only documentary   April 15. Dreamville made the announcement on Instagram today (April 7) that the LP surpassed 1 million units of sales, although the RIAA website has yet to reflect the accomplishment. This follows the success of Cole’s   2014 Forest Hills Drive album, which was the first Hip Hop album in more than 25 years to be certified platinum with no listed features. Cole goes back to back with his fourth studio album,   4 Your Eyez Only, being certified platinum. Cole continues to build his success with the announcement of Atlanta’s J.I.D signing to Dreamville. The project has since crossed the two million sales mark needed for   double platinum status. J. With no features.



Duckworth, D. Hansen, A. Duckworth, D. Maman (The Alchemist)
Track 13: K. Natche (DJ Dahi) & Anthony Tiffith
Track 4: K. Spears, G. Lacy, A. Natche, M. Spears, Anthony Tiffith & T. LaTour (Cardo)
Track 14: K. Duckworth & P. Williams II, D. Duckworth, M. Mullen (U2)
Track 12: K. Duckworth & M. Duckworth & M. Duckworth, R Riera, M. Martin
Track 7: K. The production credits for Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming album are below. Walton, M. Spears
Track 6: K. Natche, M. Natche, M. Duckworth, D. Duckworth, S. Hewson, D. Whitty (BADBADNOTGOOD)
Track 10: K. Track 1: K. Spears, J. Sounwave, the TDE in-house producer who helped craft the likes of Kendrick’s “m.A.A.d city” and ScHoolboy Q’s “There He Go,” is listed on the credits as well. The new date to mark on the calendar is April 14. Spears, C. Clayton & L. Natche, D. The members of Irish rock band U2 are also listed on the production credits, although it’s unclear if the group assisted with production, are getting sampled, or contributed some other element to   K-Dot’s album. Williams II (Mike WiLL Made It)
Track 3: K. Duckworth, Z. Spears, Anthony Tiffith, P. If the credits are in fact correct, fans can expect tunes from 9th Wonder, The Alchemist, Mike WiLL Made It, and more. Williams II
Track 9: K. Evans, A. Tannenbaum, Anthony Tiffith & R. Duckworth & M. Douthit (9th Wonder) Duckworth & D. Pacaldo, T. Duckworth, M. Hours ago, after speculation that Kendrick would drop his latest effort today (April 7),   the true release date for his album   came via an iTunes pre-order page. Spears (Sounwave), D. Kurstin & Anthony Tiffith
Track 11: K. Sowinski, M Tavares & L. Tannenbaum & Anthony Tiffith (Top Dawg)
Track 2: K. Wise & Anthony Tiffith
Humble: K. While fans may still have another grueling week to wait for Kendrick Lamar’s next studio album, details on the project are gradually coming to light. Blake (James Blake) & R Riera
Track 5: K. Duckworth, M. Thanks to a clever Reddit user who pre-ordered the album, the production credits for Kendrick’s currently untitled album have been made public. Spears, D. Toronto instrumental group   BADBADNOTGOOD, known most recently for providing the soundtrack for   Snoop Dogg’s controversial anti-Trump “Lavender” remix video, are also listed.



Erykah Badu was also part of the project. His last LP was 2015’s   General Admission, which featured Kid Rock on “Bad Motherfucker.”
Since then, he was a part of Nas’ drama,   The Land, which chronicled the life of skateboarders in Cleveland who were trying to sell drugs. Machine Gun Kelly has revealed that his next album is called   bloom and that   it’ll be here on May 12. There are few details about what the Cleveland rapper has on deck for his third studio album, but the cover art shows his hand with roses budding out of it.



Cali rapper The Faze has decided to test his hand at moving the chess pieces found on the iconic graphic cover art and has released Liquid Swords (A Cover Album), a full-length homage to The Genius’ magnum opus and a HipHopDX premiere. what beat is that?’” The Faze recalled. Fan favorites like the Industry Rule-#4080 blasting “Labels” have been morphed into “Labels ‘Fuck Your Contract’” while a classic posse cut in “4th Chamber” has flipped into the cinematic true story, “4th Ave & Slauson.”

During a recent interview with HipHopDX, The Faze admitted he wasn’t a Wu-Tang fan before deciding to create the project and relayed how the album came out organically. All songs on the Liquid Swords (A Cover Album) retain their original RZA production and were written by The Faze, while the skits were performed by Mi Hue, Cadillac Freeze, and Jerome Meyes. “I was with the homie and I was freestyling and shit and every beat that came on, I was like ‘Yo!? Follow @TheFaze on Instagram and hit @TheRealGZA on Twitter to get his reaction on the LP. I’ma make a mixtape!’ Because I liked all the beats.”
Hence the finished product rap fans are currently being subjected to. More than 20 years after its release date, GZA’s Liquid Swords remains arguably the Wu-Tang Clan’s best solo album and one of the most revered works in Hip Hop history. The album was also mixed and mastered by Henry “Prof.H” D’Ambrosio and is published courtesy of 3rd Republic, LLC. “And every one he played was from Liquid Swords so I was like ‘Damn!



They range from fury   and devastation to tying it to the recent Syria bombings, to patience and anticipation. Those Who Are Furious, Disappointed And/Or Devastated
The fact that Kendrick Lamar didn't drop his album tonight but instead the preorder so I gotta wait another week…. @kendricklamar
— SirShottyFromThe301 (@Shottyisms) April 7, 2017

Thankfully @joeyBADASS is still dropping his album tmr otherwise I'd be devastated about @kendricklamar not dropping till next week
— brandon kaylor (@iKingBK) April 7, 2017

Those Who Are Linking It To The Syria Attacks
All these missiles and Kendrick Lamar's album is still gonna be the most destructive. pic.twitter.com/GmQ9acrvKL
— [BEAST✖️TITAN] (@kYdYeezY) April 7, 2017

Tonight Kendrick Lamar ripped my heart out
— Kenny Sleepover (@sam_luloff) April 7, 2017

Kendrick Lamar isn't gonna drop his album til April 14 and this is how I feel: pic.twitter.com/EMwlfVkPtT
— patricia (@hamburgerpatty_) April 7, 2017

When you waited all week for a Kendrick Lamar album and got a Joey Badass album instead pic.twitter.com/Xy39zzmAZZ
— Boogie Bousins (@bansky) April 7, 2017

Did I really think Kendrick Lamar's album was coming tonight? — Kwak (@KwakSolo) April 7, 2017

If Syria could jst wait to attack us on our own turf for like another week so I can listen K Dot's new album that'd b great @kendricklamar
— Damien Scovill (@damienscov) April 7, 2017

Drop this album before WW3 starts pls @kendricklamar
— Juandissimo (@TrapHouseJuan) April 7, 2017

Pre WW3 album needs to drop asap @kendricklamar
— Matt Malone (@MattMalone100) April 7, 2017

Everybdy talking about Syria. pic.twitter.com/mGGK5yoigC
— 60-18🦄🎀 (@niicoagustin__) April 7, 2017

Niggas got jobs and work tomorrow morning you can't be pulling this kinda shit I could've been sleep. We're at the edge of falling into war. @kendricklamar pic.twitter.com/ch9sk4Yaqs
— Silas (@slimthicksi) April 7, 2017

Kendrick Lamar to the world: pic.twitter.com/zGEHOoiGl4
— HHOTR (@HipHopOnTheReg) April 7, 2017

YOU AND YOUR ALBUM WERE THE ONLY REASON I WAS LIVING TODAY AND NOW YOU PUSHING IT BACK ONE MORE FRIDAY @KENDRICKLAMAR ?! Check out some of them below and read what we know about the forthcoming project here. Although there is, in fact, no album (yet), the dramatic reactions are almost worth it. And there's me, still waiting for Kendrick Lamar to drop the album. — Hatarri (@IAmHatarri) April 7, 2017 😐@kendricklamar #kendricklamar #tde
— Robert Isaac 🔥 (@Robert__Isaac) April 7, 2017

Kendrick Lamar really just pulled the HARDEST PUMP FAKE in 2k17
— Abithony Adetano (@Dark_Sav) April 7, 2017

… So no album? Yes. 😒Am I still kinda disappointed? No. 4.” It appears, however, that was just a warm-up for when the Compton native actually drops his fourth studio album on April 14, a full week away, which understandably has Twitter users losing their minds. Twitter – Kendrick Lamar had everyone’s hopes up when he mentioned the date April 7 on his new single, “The Heart Pt. pic.twitter.com/tSADrtjnhi
— Knyra$, that guy (@Knyras) April 7, 2017

BREAKING: Sources confirm that that bombing was actually the @kendricklamar album, not tomahawk bombs are previously reported
— Parran (@CristianArchaga) April 7, 2017

Those Who Are Still Patient, Anticipatory And/Or Making Light Of It
'YALL GOT TILL APRIL 7 TO GET YO ISH TOGETHER' #Album AND NOW @kendricklamar BE LIKE: pic.twitter.com/nfGLcW7p7N
— Smunye (@IhateSmunye) April 7, 2017

The hype for Kendrick Lamar's new album wasn't so bad considering we now have an official release date 🙌 pic.twitter.com/2xrGB9oMSE
— The New Branches (@new_branches) April 7, 2017

Patiently waiting for that Kendrick Lamar album like 🙄⌚️💽 @kendricklamar pic.twitter.com/giWvANOpGt
— tony-perfect 🌐 (@tony7perfect) April 7, 2017

THIS NEW KENDRICK LAMAR ALBUM IS A CLASSIC!!!…No it's not out yet..I'm just preparing yall for what's going to happen on Twitter tomorrow.



The label’s last   Collabos project was 2015’s   Strangeulation Vol. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)
Mo’ Ammo (f. Krizz Kaliko & Mackenzie Nicole)
The Answer (f. Ces Cru, Tech N9ne & Wrekonize)
Put Em On (f. Ces Cru, Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)
Salute (f. Stevie Stone, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko & Mackenzie Nicole)
Deevil Cookies (Skit)
Some Good (f. Murs, Tech N9ne & ¡MAYDAY!)
Fish in a Pita (f. Tech N9ne)
Nevermind Me (f. Stevie Stone, Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)
Interview 3 (Skit)
Cold Piece of Work (Preview) [f. II. and Wrekonize who spit rhymes for two solo songs. Tech N9ne and his Strange Music mates are back with a hefty 24-track album,   Dominion. Darrein Safron, Tech N9ne & Godemis)
Bacon (f. Darrein Safron, Tech N9ne & Ubiquitous)
Morning Till the Nightfall (f. This is the latest installment of the independent titan’s   Collabos series. Darrein Safron, Stevie Stone and Murs all help carry the Strange Music flag while Brotha Lynch Hung, who assisted Tech on The Strictly Strange 17 Tour,   joins the ride. Godemis, Brotha Lynch Hung & Murs)
Shoe Game (f. J.L. The group previously released “Drama” with Tech and Krizz Kaliko as the lead single for the project. Prozak, Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)
Angels in the Playground (f. Mackenzie Nicole, Ryan Bradley & Stevie Stone)
Interview 2 (Skit)
Jesus and a Pill (f. Murs, Tech N9ne & Rittz)
Stone Interviews (Skit)
Lowdown (f. Tech released his own album,   The Storm, in December. J.L., Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko] Same for ¡MAYDAY! Intro (Skit)
Drama (f. Rittz, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko & Wrekonize)
Take You Down (f. Darrein Safron, Tech N9ne & Stevie Stone)
Wheels Like Hill (f. Ces   Cru   also makes an appearance with its members Godemis and Ubiquitous each having solo features. & Tech N9ne)
Reloaded (f. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)
Casket Music (f. Stream Tech N9ne and Strange Music’s   Collabos: Dominion   album, and see the cover art and tracklist below.



Check out   What We Know About Kendrick Lamar’s Upcoming Album (Even If It Isn’t Much) while we wait one more week. The cover art is a black square, which might be the cover art or we might be waiting for placement of the official cover art to come. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes, although the title and tracklist are not yet revealed. While there is little known about the new project, K.Dot has released the single “Humble.” with presumed shots at Big Sean but it also put on for the homies. This is the follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning battle cry that was   To Pimp a Butterfly. Just half an hour before April 7 — the day of fate named on “The Heart Part 4” —   arrived, Kendrick Lamar shares the release date for his fourth studio album, which is April 14.



As a race and culture, we need to stand together, but also take accountability for our actions.”
Killa Kyleon’s   Lorraine Motel stream, cover   art and tracklist are below. Redemption13. Toast For The Real (Prod. by C Vaughn Beats)
13. Aint Standing (Intro)
2. What Do You See
5. by Cory Mo)
6. “The Lorraine Motel project is directed at what’s going on in today’s society within the black community as a whole,” said Killa Kyleon in a statement. The project from Team Run It’s leader features guest appearances from Scotty ATL and   Jack Freeman. Strong Black Woman
11. Cinderella Story
16. Trust Me (f. Niggaz
15. Scotty ATL)
8. Freedom Ain’t Free Change Gone Come
10. Killing Over Jays (Prod. Mind Of A King (f. Redemption
12. New Slave
3. So far, Lorraine Motel has gotten some positive co-signs from Jadakiss and David Banner. Skin Is My Sin
9. Ghetto Experiment
4. Toast For The Real (Prod. “It’s not a one-sided commentary, it deals with the treatment people of color have been receiving from law enforcement and how we are programmed and influenced by social media, television and the culture of Hip Hop to treat each other as well. Houston rapper Killa Kyleon recently dropped his latest project,   Lorraine Motel, Tuesday (April 4) in honor of the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination at a Memphis hotel in 1968. Lil Brent)
7. 1. Baby Girl12. by C Vaughn Beats)
14.



But, he ended with a pseudo-mic drop, “But on another note #STAYWOKE.”
My mother is african queen and I was married to a beautiful black queen All I did was defend myself if I affended anybody I apologize — French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) April 6, 2017

But this is a perfect example of even when u defending yourself and minding your Business social media would drag your name thru the mud ‼️
— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) April 6, 2017

But on another note #STAYWOKE — French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) April 6, 2017

French also addressed the issue with a call to The Breakfast Club. https://t.co/qnnfcCRhCQ
— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) April 6, 2017
Fans — for the most part — weren’t buying it, even though some, including Philly rapper Tone Trump, came to his defense. Like he sucks at making music. https://t.co/yBHeZCKDCz — French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) April 6, 2017

Needless to say, it didn’t go over too well for French. Interestingly, he didn’t take the time to personally respond to the thousands of comments that ensued after the tweets. — French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) April 6, 2017

My son is black, and I was born in africa I lived there for 13 years
I ain’t no punching bag, and I don’t discriminate !don’t come for me? — Nise (@andrebeast) April 6, 2017

I don’t care what ethnicity French Montana is, he disrespected a black woman, while profiting off black people. I’m just defending myself. King (@coreybking) April 6, 2017
Still, some took a more lighthearted outlook on the whole situation. Lol
— Helen of Troy ⚫️™ (@Babybob2121) April 6, 2017

How people get mad at u for draging somebody that tried to drag u? Wednesday night, while cruising Twitter, user @artdecoxxx decided to voice her opinion on Bad Boy Entertainment rapper   French Montana. “There’s other things to worry about that’s really racist out here in this country. — Finney (@NFin12) February 23, 2017

How the fuck did @FrencHMonTanA become famous his music sucks. I don’t know anybody that says that their favorite artist is him.? — Corey B. The conversation then went a few ways, with some immediately rushing to @artdecoxxx’s side, while others questioned whether or not French went too far and whether or not he was racially entitled to make such comments — with some users calling him anti-black and culture vulture. You can’t defend yourself out here no more?”
He also commented on his use of   “nappy,” saying, “I ain’t know ‘nappy’ was a racist word.”
In other French Montana news, he has a brand new video dropping soon   that was filmed in Uganda. Case closed! pic.twitter.com/SuSpFbi0Gw — diet stud (@dankbonnet) April 6, 2017

@FrencHMonTanA Me right now… pic.twitter.com/UEfsxCnE4D
— Ahmed Osman (@ahmz_KF) April 6, 2017
It’s still a mystery why French took particular offense to this one tweet, especially when searching “French Montana Sucks” on Twitter reveals many detractors. “I don’t know why they turned it to, like, a racist thing,” he said. French, seemingly against the ropes, not only defended his tweet, but reminded everybody of his ethnic background. The ahki @FrencHMonTanA is Muslim,there is no racism in islam,we pray with & love people of all races,he replied to disrespect. The fact that French Montana thinks anyone cares about him..? — chill bill (@artdecoxxx) April 6, 2017
What came next was   unexpected, to say the least. Relax! — Tone Trump (@ToneTrump) April 6, 2017

So folks are made at French Montana for clapping back at someone who tried him? U musty crusty dusty rusty ass hoe With them nappy ass poetic justice braids take your cum drinking Dick banging ass somewhere n be humble? — pedritokiki (@Bhibo_) February 7, 2017
French obviously wasn’t oblivious to the drama caused, and has since apologized — while still defending his initial tweet. why have I never seen y’all ride so hard for french montana when he releases music? The “I Ain’t Worried” artist   took particular offense to the tweet and set-off a mini PR meltdown. @artdecoxxx Honestly my guy was not trending before you. It all started with one tweet. Man, French Montana is absolutely trash. Good person, but he just needs to stop rapping.