You and I know i was good to you !!! EVEN THOU I WAS NERVOUS TO EVEN MEET DRAKE HE MANAGED TO PERSUAD ME INTO LEAVING MY COUNTRY WITH HIS MANS TO MEET HIM.I WAS LIVING MY LIFE DRAMA FREE BEFORE ALL OF THIS AND HERE HE COMES OUT OF FUCKING NOWERE !!! NEVER DID I ASK FOR ANY OF THIS !!!! UNTIL THE NEXT DAY WHEN HIS MANS HIT ME UP ON INSTAGRAM AND TOLD ME THEY WERE FRIENDS !!! Smfh !!! Among the Toronto star’s other problems is a woman who somehow got into his home without permission   earlier this month. Not the female that wasnt even checking for you !!! NEVER DID I THROW MY SELF AT HIM !!!! ALSO IMA MAKE THIS VERY CLEAR I NEVER CHECKED FOR THIS LIL 2 INCH DIRTY DICK ASS NIGGA !!! CORRUPTING MY FUCKING LIFE !!! Then Layla tried to get in contact with him in March and things went down from there. Model Layla Lace went off on IG this week, saying that she is pregnant with Drizzy‘s child and is now accusing him of dodging her after she broke the news to him. She posted several images,   including hospital documents confirming the positive pregnancy test, taken Monday (April 17). THIS MAN MADE IT HIS BUIESNESS TO ASK TO MEET ME OFF OF SEEING A PIC OF ME THAT WAS SENT TO HIM BY HIS MANS.I NEVER ASKED HIS MANS TO SEND DRAKE A PIC OF ME EITHER LETS JUST MAKE THAT CLEAR TOO !!! HIS LIEING ASS SENT FOR ME !!! be on the way? cause i got my own bread whatever he did for me he did it on his own !!! its ashame that i even have to come out of my character !!! I never told this man ‘No’ I did everything he told me to do Smfh !!!!”

It appears that DJ Spade connected the two and Lace then attended Drake’s show in London back in February. i had to remind my self that this man was once a "Actor" So why the hell did i fall for his bullshit !!! Smfh But dont worry ima make sure i make a field day out of your fucking ass !!! A post shared by Layla💖 (@iamlaylalace) on Apr 17, 2017 at 4:32pm PDT

Drake has not responded and he spent his weekend at Coachella, where he took the stage with Future and accused the country club he stayed at of racial profiling. (((RESPECT))) THE BULLSHIT WAS UN CALLED FOR !!! WHEN I MET HIS MANS I HAD NO CLUE HE EVEN KNEW DRAKE !!! So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you pregnant they stop answering they phone !!!! I hate that i gotta put my buisness out like this.But fuck it people now a days only respect when your messy and ratchet !!! (((NEVER))) asked him for a dime !!! NO WE DIDNT MEET AT NO VIDEO SHOOT/STUDIO/CONCERT OR IN NO CLUB !!! Like you dont even have to do nothing wrong to this man its really unbelievable how he will just feed you with lies and hurt you for NO reason.Once you forgive and accept it just know he @champagnepapi   will continue to treat you like shit !!! One lesson i have learned out of this whole situation is to never be so naive when a guy disrespect you !!! Just respect me thats all i ask for !!! What a #Fraud I feel so stupid !!! i should of ran for the hills but no i felt for the ‘Good Guy’ image that this ass hole portrayed to be. This is how you treat them dusty thirsty ass bitches that be on ya dick !!!! Once you forgive and accept it just know he @champagnepapi will continue to treat you like shit !!! A post shared by Layla💖 (@iamlaylalace) on Apr 17, 2017 at 4:26pm PDT

“So I guess still in this era this is the new thing that after you tell a dude you pregnant they stop answering they phone !!!!” she wrote in the caption. i should of ran for the hills but no i felt for the "Good Guy" image that this ass hole portrayed to be.What a #Fraud I feel so stupid !!! Like you dont even have to do nothing wrong to this man its really unbelievable how he will just feed you with lies and hurt you for NO reason. I never told this man "No" I did everything he told me to do Smfh !!!! “One lesson i have learned out of this whole situation is to never be so naive when a guy disrespect you !!! Lace posted screenshots of what appears to be text   conversations with the superstar when he was overseas on the Boy Meets World Tour. NEVER A GROUPIE !!!! FUCK YOU Drake !!! What make matters worse is that when you try to be private about shit and keep ya mouth shut nobody cares !!! She drank   some soda and Fiji water and was charged with felony burglary. Could Drake Jr.

“It’s way better,” he said. Looking back, he did admit to receiving threats through social media and feeling remorseful for being involved in a shooting that took away someone that he once considered a friend. Los Angeles, CA – Following the shooting death of buzzing Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh last year, No Plug became public enemy number one in the eyes of many.   Individuals around the slain rapper’s camp weren’t happy about the interview including Bankroll Fresh’s uncle, Marvin Shadi Powers, VP of Digital Marketing for Street Money Worldwide. One rapper that’s remained by No Plug’s side is 21 Savage, who has defended his homie throughout the whole controversy. The project is also in honor of Shawty Lo who died in a tragic car accident in 2016. Since then, various news outlets have released surveillance footage from the shooting that so far seems backup No Plug’s claim of self-defense. He was here last year and he’s here this year. It’s cool. He on another level.”  
During the interview, No Plug said that though the first couple of months after the shooting were tense, public perception of him has gotten better since the security cam footage was released. You can’t get that involved with you because they don’t know me and his situation and how close we really was. “During the Hi-Horsed Tour, it took me to another level and now we have this tour. That became even more noticeable once he did an interview with Vlad TV   where he shared his story of what happened that night and said he fired the fatal shot out of self-defense. “I learned the work ethic. He goes to the studio when we’re in the studio around two to three times a week.  
“It really was a whole bunch of Instagram/Twitter little kids who didn’t know what was going on,” said No Plug. He engineers and make beats. I miss that nigga, though.”
On the music side of things, No Plug is planning to release a mixtape soon titled Culinary Arts featuring guest appearances from Offset and Ralo   among others. Powers wrote an open letter to DJ Vlad calling him a “culture vulture” for the interview with No Plug. He’ll stay in the studio from eight to five. Like he works like a muthafucka. Like he made a beat on Culinary Arts and he does a lot of shit. “[21 Savage] is like my little brother,” said No Plug. It was worse at first, but it’s gotten way better. He’s a lot of motivation for real. When HipHopDX’s Associate Producer Ural Garrett caught up with No Plug at The Luxe City Center Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, he said this about his relationship with 21 Savage who brought him along on his Issa Tour alongside Young M.A. “It wasn’t no real street niggas that was making threats to my life or some shit.

“We never was like, ‘We gonna do a record on him,’” Ren says. Los Angeles, CA – Ice Cube’s “No Vaseline” is well-known as one of the most scathing diss records in Hip Hop history. In an interview with Unique Access Entertainment, MC Ren explains why they never recorded a response diss track to Cube. The commercial success proved N.W.A didn’t need Cube to stay relevant. They painted their   foe as Benedict Arnold with the EP’s title track, “Real Niggaz,” “Message to B.A.” skit and Dr. “When we got back together, it’s like really we didn’t even talk about it,” he says. “After Cube left, we did 100   Miles and Runnin’ and everybody was like wondering if we could still do a record or whatever without Cube,” he shares. “It wasn’t like we was in a room like, ‘Man you said this.’ ‘Nah, but you said that.’ It was like we just didn’t talk about it. Before “No Vaseline,” they creatively wove the first strikes into their 100 Miles and Runnin’   EP and   second studio album,   Efil4Zaggin, also known as   Niggaz 4 Life. But   Dr. He wanted to bring in like other producers to try to, I was like, man, that’s not gonna work.”
After all the ups and downs, when N.W.A reunited in the aftermath of “No Vaseline,” MC Ren explains how it was still a family affair and the record was swept under the rug. The former N.W.A member aired out his crew, but there was never a significant response from the remaining four members of the World’s Most Dangerous Group. Shortly after that, when Dre left, that was it. We did that skit or whatever and that was it. Dre directly calling O’Shea Jackson a “bitch” on “Alwayz Into Somethin.” But they left it at that. So that’s how it went down. Nobody talked about it. It’s like a family argument where everybody’s throwing stuff, fighting, then the next day, it’s like we all going out to kick it or something, then nobody mentioning the day before. We never really tripped off of it.”
N.W.A was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame   last year as a member of the Class of 2016, a year after the wildly popular   Straight Outta Compton   biopic was released. But it was like, nah, we wasn’t in there like ‘We finna do a diss record.’”

He shares that the group was on shaky ground for the LP that became the first rap album to top the Billboard 200. Dre’s departure shortly after wasn’t as easily weathered. Nobody talked about the past. I knew when Dre left, we can’t do a record without Dre. “100 Miles and Runnin’ was alright, but we did   Niggaz 4 Life,   it was like yeah they can do an album without him. “We was doing the   Niggaz 4 Life album and Dre came up with the idea to do a commercial, like a skit or whatever. It was like, ‘Yo, let’s get back together and do this.’ When we got back together, it was just like we just went in there and did it.

New York, New York – From 1990 to 1998,   The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito   radio show ruled the airwaves in the greater New York City area, and was responsible for helping break future cultural icons like Biggie, Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, Eminem and Mobb Deep. The announcement comes after the release of the 2015 documentary,   Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives,   which can be found here. NPR has recognized their immeasurable contributions to the culture and presented them with an opportunity to host their own podcast, which is presumably   underway and expected to debut this summer. The network has released the first trailer for the show, which features a quick snippet of an El-P interview and simultaneously promises to cover Hip Hop, art, politics, sports, and “everything in between,” according to Stretch. Watch the trailer above. Consequently,   the two grandiose personalities behind the show — Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia — became legends in their own right and carved out their places in Hip Hop history.

Scrilla, who starts his European headlining tour is currently mulling over offers from Universal Music Group and Warner Bros. The DX Digest for Tuesday (April 18) has J.Period’s new single, “Rise Up!” featuring Black Thought of The Roots, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch and singer Joss Stone nabbing the crown, while Freeway’s collaboration with Dave East, “Hold The Fort Down,” rides shotgun. Black thought, posdnuos & Pharoahe monch – “Rise up!”
Brooklyn DJ/producer J. clay james f. While Jas Prince and his father, J. birdman   – “dedicated”

The official video for Money Man and Birdman’s “Dedicated” is here. snoop dogg   – “Still Palm Trees (G-MIX)”

Flatbush Zombies have been relatively quiet over the past few months, but they have made a triumphant return with Snoop Dogg on the new single, “Still Palm Trees.” Dubbed the “G-Mix,” the “G” is most likely symbolizing the “gangster” addition of Snoop. dave east   – “hold the fort down”

Roc Nation’s latest signee, Freeway, has surfaced with a new track, “Hold The Fort Down,” featuring Harlem’s Dave East. WANT MORE? J. Flatbush Zombies f. freeway f. The song comes ahead of his Roc Nation debut, Fear of a Free Planet 2, which should arrive in the near future. period f. Click here to see his full interview with #DXLive’s Trent Clark, Marcel Williams and Jake Rohn from December 2016. Produced by Savage Beats and mixed/mastered by legendary engineer Ontreal Bowers, the song is packed with plenty of   braggadocious bars and hard-hitting beats. Scrilla king – “wo wo”

Haitian native Scrilla King follows up his last single “Kylie Jenner” with his latest set of visuals for “WOWO.” The single comes from his First Grade LP, which came out earlier this year on his own label SKARR Entertainment. Scroll further down for music from Rome Fortune, The Boy Illinois, Money Man and Birdman, Kyle Rapps and Scrilla King. Rome Fortune   – “woops”

Rome Fortune goes “Woops” in his latest single featuring production from Cubby. Listen to the track above. Check out Monday’s edition here. Wiz Khalifa   – “leakin”

AD and Sorry JayNari have dropped the next single from their collaborative project, Last of the ’80s. The track revolves around his (many) past sexual exploits and is packed with several   references to classic shows like Perfect Strangers and Seinfeld   while daydreaming about   playing in the NHL. double barrellz – “1oo”

Snoop Dogg signee, Clay James, has hit the ground running with another new single, “100,” which also features Ohio twin rappers Double Barrellz. The album is expected to arrive on April 28. Music Inspired by America Divided, which also includes contributions from artists like Aloe Blacc, Rhymefest and Xzibit. Touching on the current presidency, the song serves as a call for justice,   unity, equality, diversity and empathy. Period has recruited some of Hip Hop’s finest for the politically charged single, “RISE UP!” which features Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnuos and singer Joss Stone. Considering the title of the track, it makes sense each artist is trying to evoke a sense of social responsibility for people to truly wake up and take action. Flatbush Zombies and Snoop Dogg’s remix of   “Still Palm Trees,” AD & Sorry JayNari’s “Leakin” video with Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg’s signee Clay James and his new single, “100,” with twin rappers Double Barrellz round out the Top 5. Titled “Leakin,” the track also features a star appearance from Taylor Gang boss Wiz Khalifa in the subsequent video. Prince, are trying to collect millions of dollars from the Cash Money CEO, he’s out there flossing his expensive cars and vast collection of jewelry. kyle rapps – “fiction”

Mexico City-based artist Kyle Rapps has resurfaced with an experimental new single, “Fiction,” which serves as the fist leak off his forthcoming self-produced project, Perverse Ramblings. money man f. Ad & Sorry JayNari f. Produced by I.B.C.L.A.S.S.I.C., the track features lines   like, “Dress pants, dress shoes, chains on, no shirt/Before you test a player, I suggest you do your homework.”   Co-signed by Lupe Fiasco, Illi is clearly on his way. The song is taken from the collaborative album, RISE UP! The infectious single follows his two collaborations with producer/singer Toro Y Moi, “Leotard” and “Boo Mobile II.” Fortune previously worked with OG Maco on “YEAH!”  
the boy illinois – “run the summer up”

The Boy Illinois heats things up with his new single, “Run the Summer,” which finds him rapping about his burgeoning career.

I am a fan of that, but as far as the spitefulness of it? There is battle rap. “How rappers are perceived and perceive themselves.”
Though details are currently scant,   Big Fish Theory’s   first single released in February, “BagBak,” already has surpassed the million stream count. So many battle leagues. When Vince Staples isn’t making his rounds around the nation on his Life Aquatic Tour, he’s working on the follow-up to his well-received 2015 debut   Summertime ’06. I don’t wanna see people demean one another for no reason when they can have a phone conversation. They’re much better at it,” he said. It’s like, ‘I’m gonna say really hurtful things about you for the sake of Hip Hop.’ Oh.”
Listen to “BagBak” below. Go watch some Charlie Clips. “It encompasses things: Being larger than life in a smaller world, so to say,” Staples told respected music journalist Touré. Speaking with Complex, the Def Jam rapper spoke on his upcoming full-length sophomore album   Big Fish Theory. It’s real fucking cute, but all that other shit they can get the fuck out of here. “King of the Dot. When told by Touré that battles and beef have traditionally been a part of Hip Hop, Staples had this to say:
“So watch a Smack battle. One thing the “Norf   Norf” rapper won’t do is use beef to promote his music.   ‘Cause battle rappers are actually like all friends for the most part, and they write it, have fun, and talk about it on Facebook later. Especially when they’re actually successful musicians. That shit is corny as fuck. You have the UW League in New Jersey. In Staples’ opinion, rap beef is “corny.”
“I’m not gonna go book studio time to talk about you,” said Staples.

The first episode of the show’s seventh and final season aired Monday (April 17). “I not only believe that this is important, but this is just life,” he says of making a name for himself apart from his father. Part of Domani’s journey has been finding the right production for his work, a subject he explains on the outro of The Constellation. But yes I believe it’s very important to show emotion in your work. #FamilyHustleOverErrrthang
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And that has applied to his own hustle in creating his sound, which is much more ethereal than the hard-hitting trap music Tip has helped pioneer. “You have to eventually go off on your own and find your own purpose in this world.”
The 16-year-old sensation recently released his debut EP, The Constellation, a moody 10-track project that is mature and articulate. “That’s how I looked at everything. I think after I really thought about that, I kind of took on a lot of situations differently.”

ATTN‼️The FINAL SEASON of #FamilyHustle starts TONIGHT at 10/9c on @VH1!!! He says that everyone should find a way to voice their opinions whether they think they have the power to or not. I think that’s where the real art comes from. ‘Trap music’ is just an artist soaking in the environment that’s around them,   and that’s just how their music comes out to sound. The teenager has somewhat grown up in front of fans’ eyes, appearing on T.I. “I don’t really like these questions, but I understand that since I’m in the position that I’m in, people really are curious about these things,” he says. And for a long time I stressed myself out because of that, but now I understand. “They never seen my full potential. This whole EP was just myself saying, ‘I have something to say.’ And I feel like I got that message across.” “I feel this way because if it’s your art that speaks for people, then you should be a voice for the ‘voiceless.’ I put the quotations around ‘voiceless’ because I feel like everyone truly has a voice. A connection, because you might know what you’ve been through, but they won’t if you don’t make them feel it.”
Domani feels he’s on the right track toward putting all the pieces together to say what he wants to say. Having people from all around the world connect to the artist just from the emotion that he or she projects off an instrumental. Domani says the reality show was a great learning lesson for him as he learned how to be in the spotlight. I just had to show people that I was serious, and really go in and say something on every instrumental — or as I call them, ‘canvases.’”
And Domani is not afraid to use his canvas to share his many emotions and expressions with his audience. been doin dis back when I was takin toys apart and building my own shit. Domani insists there is no genre that prohibits people from sharing themselves in their music and instead, it’s each artist’s responsibility to share his or her story in a way that reflects their personality while connecting with the audience. I knew what I was capable of, but all they saw was T.I.’s son. The title of his EP comes from this idea that it wasn’t an easy journey, but he is growing in his confidence and clearly has a bright future ahead. “I feel this way because I believe every real artist wants to grow, and would like their audience to grow with them. & Tiny: The Family Hustle for six seasons. The second eldest son of the Grand Hustle boss admits in an interview with HipHopDX that he drew his interest in music from watching his dad and cousins go to the studio. “I feel like these things were just very small introductions and learning experiences to prepare me for what I have ahead of me,” he shares. “I feel like the producer really makes the song, because it’s the sounds that the producer puts together that gives you that melody that allows your words to flow and make that song, or get across that message,” he shares. Atlanta, GA – Domani Harris is carving his own lane and not just because of his sound, but because he is breaking away from the shadow of his well-known father, T.I. “But the most influential thing that my dad has told me, (that really stuck with me) would have to be that this music industry is a business, and in this business lies a lot of money, and a lot of distractions. That’s the important part. On “Right Now,” he delivers a subtle “Fuck Donald Trump” line, following his father’s own vociferous comments about politics in the past election. “And I simply just needed to work harder and constantly perfect my craft in order to receive those sounds, because no one wants to give their hard work, and their talents to someone who doesn’t even look like they’re serious. You just have to figure out a way for your voice to be heard.”

dis isn't "work" fa me. “If I see that there’s an issue that needs to be talked about, then I feel like my art should be the best place to put those emotions,” he says. All I have to do is get my stars aligned so they see what I’ve been trying to say this whole time. A post shared by THE CONSTELLATION (@domaniharris1) on Apr 3, 2017 at 2:27pm PDT

The most introspective track on The Constellation is “Off My Chest,” a clear break away from the bravado of trap music. “I don’t really like to classify music as, ‘trap music’ or ‘street music,’” he explains. “The Constellation is just me realizing that I have to get all my stars aligned in order for people to see my full image, or for people to see my vision, because for a long time I use to get mad and frustrated that people never saw what I saw in my head,” he says. Everything is a learning experience to prepare you for the future.”
In regards to what he’s learned specifically from his father about the music industry, Domani is hesitant to find an answer, but he knows his dad has helped equip him to navigate the waters of the game. But as he dives into his own craft, he wants to be known for his own artistry.

She was wearing one of Drake’s hoodies. Another day, another pesky issue for Drake. It’s still unclear how the woman was able to get into Drake’s home given that there were no signs of forced entry. Just days after the Canadian musician blasted a country club in La Quinta, California for racial profiling, it has been revealed that his own home was burglarized by what appears to be a fan merely attempting to quench her thirst. She fessed up to stealing Pepsi, Sprite, and Fiji water and although the retail value of the drinks didn’t amount to much, the woman was still charged with felony burglary since she entered the home illegally. TMZ reports that on April 3, a member of Drake’s crew entered the rapper’s home and stumbled upon a 24-year-old woman in one of Drizzy’s bedrooms. When authorities arrived at the home, the woman informed them that she had permission to be there, which she didn’t.

Lil Yachty is not without his share of critics. To even say that I took his spot … just to sit here and hear you put me in Trinidad James’ spot of the ‘shine of being terrible,’ I don’t think I’ma claim that.”
Charlamagne walked the situation back a little bit, claiming that the Migos had also been victims of public perception. Between calling Notorious B.I.G. “My point is it doesn’t matter, it’s a generational thing.” We’re in two different lanes, me and Trinidad James. It was Trinidad James at one point. If they want to say somebody’s wack, they say you. As far as being the poster child for when people who wanna say what’s wrong with Hip Hop … It’s a generational thing.”
Understandably, Lil Yachty seemed pretty shocked by Charlamagne’s blunt assessment of him: “Woah, that’s what I’m in?!”
“That’s crazy! overrated and the distaste among much of the old school for his “mumble rapping,” legions of rap fans out there have found reason to dislike a successful young artist on the come-up. “You are the poster child for wack rappers. Lil Boat appeared in a good-natured interview on The Breakfast Club   recently and was talking to the hosts about the public perception of him, when Charlamagne pointed out that when people want to use an example of a “wack rapper,” they generally pick Lil Yachty.

According   to reports, Brown leaped over a couch and punched the unnamed man in the face. Brown was in Tampa, Florida in the early morning hours on Monday (April 17) when he and his entourage arrived at the AJA Channelside venue for a paid appearance, reports WFTS. Conflicting reports say that a fight ensued, but Solomon says “It wasn’t a brawl, Brown punched a photog for the club and walked out.”
AJA Channelside posted a statement on Facebook informing its customers of how they are handling the situation, saying that assault charges have been pressed. Authorities are investigating the pop star for battery. The latest development is that the photographer,   Bennie Vines, is threatening to sue for his injuries including a busted lip, according to TMZ. Tampa, FL – Chris Brown and his penchant for landing in the news for reasons other than music has been a consistent bent for the troubled R&B crooner. The photographer says he suffered injuries to his lip and jaw, stating that he will be pressing charges against Brown. Brown reportedly shut down the photog and “sucker punched” him. Tampa police were called to the scene but Brown and crew vacated by the time they reached the premises. Details are developing surrounding an incident in Florida   where Brown allegedly punched a photographer. Around 1:30 a.m., Breezy and crew were inside the nightclub when the venue’s photographer began snapping pictures. The club’s co-owner, Robert Solomon claims he lost tens of thousands of dollars because of the incident. In a video obtained by TMZ, it appears that Brown and a bodyguard began throwing punches.

Thank God for the people in my life. I love you chicago, let's see what we can do for this world. I've had unimaginable & undeserving blessings in my 24 years here. A post shared by Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) on Apr 17, 2017 at 11:53am PDT

Ludacris performed one of his breakout hits, 2001’s “Move B***H,” while T-Pain got a bit more soulful with “Buy U A Drank,” which he released in 2007. Held at Chicago’s Studio Paris Nightclub, the raucous party raised over $100,000 for his   non-profit, SocialWorks. Check out Chance’s elaborate birthday cake above and the two performances below. T Pain killed it last night at #chancethebirthday
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#chancethebirthday #chancetherapper #ludacris #chicago
A post shared by Lizzie Suarez (@lizzie8494) on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:15am PDT Chicago, IL – After teasing the event last week, Chance The Rapper’s 24th birthday extravaganza officially went down on Sunday (April 16) as planned. In addition to the spirited celebration at his hometown venue, Chance’s younger sibling, Taylor Bennett, also wrote a song for his big brother — the aptly titled “Only Brother” — which Chance confessed   brought him to tears, according to one of his   Twitter posts. Aside from   what appears to be one of the most decadent custom cakes ever created — constructed to look like a bucket of Harold’s Chicken complete with hot sauce, fries and a bottle of kiwi-strawberry Mistic — Lil Chano brought along a couple of special guests, Ludacris and T-Pain, who both hit the stage at some point during the evening.

The younger   Prince, who initially hooked   Drake up with the management company Aspire Music Group and Cash Money, has been embroiled in a financial   fight with the Cash Money CEO since 2015, when he originally   attempted collect on   the money he says is owed to him. The lawsuit also claims   Birdman   signed Drake to an exclusive deal in January 2013, but the new contract allegedly breached Drake’s original one. Prince is no stranger to lawsuits. This time, he’s apparently intent on winning again. Aspire, which Prince partly owns, has reportedly hired attorney   Marc Kasowitz, who also represents President Donald Trump. New York, NY – Son of Rap-A-Lot founder   J. According to the new lawsuit filed in New York, Birdman has consistently ignored any contractual duty to pay Aspire Music one-third of his Drake profits. Prince, Jas Prince,   has reportedly sued Cash Money Records founders Bryan “Birdman” Williams and brother Ronald “Slim” Williams for a second time, according to new legal documents obtained by TMZ. Last week, Prince’s father went on record assuring people he would get the money back even if it’s “in [Birdman’s] ass.” Watch the clip above and read the official court documents here. In 2014, he sued Young Money, which is under Cash Money, for $11 million over Drake’s unpaid royalties and reached a settlement in 2016. The contract “further provides that Defendants are to pay Drake more than $10 million that should have been paid to Aspire, including at least $4 million in connection with albums that were previously produced pursuant to the Aspire/YME Agreement,” says the lawsuit.

With features from ScHoolboy Q, J. Other notable moves on the charts include Tech N9ne’s collaborations album Dominion, which debuted at #29 with 15,702 equivalent album units and nearly 2 million streams. Will that good luck be spread to   More Life   as it slips to the #2 position? Drake’s More Life No Longer Owns The Top Spot
Drake’s chart-topping ways carried over from VIEWS to More Life, with the former album spending an amazing six months in the Billboard Top 200 chart’s top five rankings at various levels. #1 Chainsmokers   – Memories…Do Not Open   –   221,176   (166,044) [59,930,156]
#2   Drake –   More Life   – 107,715 (10,382) [135,024,690]
#3 Ed Sheeran   – Divide   – 69,712 (27,459) [45,049,768]
#4 Pentatonix   – PTX Vol IV: Classics   – 53,764 (50,337) [2,452,240]
#5 Joey Bada$$   – All-Amerikkkan Bada$$   – 50,798 (28,279) [30,863,599]
#6 Bruno Mars —   24K Magic — 45,485   (18,205) [25,170,714]
#8 Kodak Black   — Painting Pictures   — 38,768 (2,305) [51,028,771]
#9   Future —   Future — 38,294   (2,455) [47,072,504]
#12   Migos —   Culture   — 34,178   (3,290) [41,335,353]
#15 Post Malone —   Stoney   — 25,440   (1,966) [31,441,183] Drizzy’s More Life is still the streaming champion, which will undoubtedly   carry over in the weeks to come. Cole and Styles P, Joey might be hoisting more plaques in the future if the album continues to pick up steam after debuting at #5. Trigga   debuted strongly at #3 and now sits at #31. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets. Both Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ransom 2 and Trey Songz’s Tremaine The Album have spent three weeks on the charts. In his second solo outing, the Brooklyn bomber’s All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ takes a slight departure from the boom-bap found on B4.Da.$$. Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 04/13/2017
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. VIEWS spent 13 weeks at #1, and 26 weeks in the top five, just one of seven other albums to do so. Amazingly, VIEWS is still in the top 25, sitting at #22 for the week. Joey Bada$$ Makes Splash With #5 Debut
As the face of Pro Era, Joey Bada$$ has carried the New York collective on his back with unflinching authority while still remaining focused on the crew. After three weeks at the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart, Drake’s More Life playlist drops one slot, yet the project most certainly has more shelf life as the spring months roll on. The Atlanta producer’s project dropped considerably from its first-week placement at #24 to now sitting at #114. Chainsmokers’ Memories…Do Not Open debuted at #1 this week, while Joey Bada$$’s second studio album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ landed at #5 in its first week.