It advanced the careers of Hov, Kanye West, Cam’ron, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, DJ Clue and Jaz-O among others while cradling every Jay Z release and producing full-on movie productions. “So you don’t know what I’m going to show you. Watch Dame Dash’s interview with Hip Hop Motivation about a Roc-A-Fella biopic above. The untold story behind Roc-A-Fella Records during its peak is on the way in the form of a biopic, Damon Dash confirmed in an interview with Hip Hop Motivation. I want to make things that no one knew.”
Since it was founded in 1996 by Jay Z,   Kareem “Biggs” Burke and Dame himself, the Roc has become synonymous to Hip Hop. “There’s a lot that people didn’t see and that would be the part I’d be showing,” Dame says. Why would I just make a re-creation of what everyone saw? The Roc-A-Fella co-founder shared that he is still developing the film and revealed that the biopic will be told from his perspective. Dame eventually left the company without making an announcement because he claimed he didn’t feel like doing it anymore.

They did a spin-off show on TBS, where Method Man is the host, the co-host is Hailey Baldwin, and I’m the DJ.”
The show is set to premiere next month in May. Then I take it down in seven days.”
To this day, he continues to experience   legal woes when it comes to   the art of DJing and admits Facebook might even eliminate his page. Indio, CA – Although no official reunion was announced,   ,Jurassic 5 has been touring as a collective again for the last four years. I don’t know. I’m up there with all my toys, too. “And record companies still don’t believe in the word ‘promotion’ I guess. So it’s crazy. “I’m going to try to fit in as many genres as I can,” he said. it’s really funny. Like Kevin Hart battles someone… “They’re threatening to take my whole page down, ‘cause it’s not my material,” he said, laughing. “It’s hilarious. “I think a lot of cats are incorporating Serato now into their turntable sets, as far as turntablism, as far as doing tricks,” he said. “It’s really funny. ‪@Coachella friends come visit me tonight @HeinekenHouse 9-10PM (Sat. They should know the numbers that I’m pulling. “I put it on SoundCloud as well. It’s a toy that sounds like a SP-1200. So I gather artists in specific Zodiac signs, like I just finished Aries. It’s really about paying homage to all the great artists that influenced me. Then at one point I was like, ‘What would happen if I just filled the whole stage with toys and make a whole set out of it?’   Seven years later, I’m still touring off that kind of stuff.” “I’m going to stay away from one genre.”

Thanks for chopping it up with us, DJ Nu-Mark 🙏🏽 #Jurassic5 #Coachella
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If fans were unable to catch the DJ   live, they have another chance. And I mix all those artists using all vinyl in a video setting on my Facebook. “It’s a live video,” he said. Nu-Mark is teaming up with Method Man on his new show,   Drop The Mic. It’s good. There’s more incorporation of electronic music in turntablism today. I’m just giving them sales.”
Nu-Mark also spoke on how turntablism has evolved since his time. “They’re taking the writing really funny,” he said. “It was incredible. Did cats like Q-Tip, Chance The Rapper and a bunch of the other artists. “James Corden has a segment on his late night show called ‘Drop The Mic,’ where celebrities rhyme against each other,” he explained. #coachella #coachella2017‬
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While catching up with the talented turntablist at the artist compound, Nu-Mark spoke about his upcoming   headlining set at The Heineken House. It’s gonna be insane.”
When asked about his recent   “Zodiac Tracks” series, Nu-Mark made sure to explain it   can be viewed visually, too. In fact, the Hip Hop aficionados actually performed at Coachella in 1999, which is where DJ Nu-Mark   popped up   again last weekend. I just started collecting new toys, older ones all the way from the ‘60s — all the way up. “Whereas back then, it was purely vinyl, and containing copies of two pieces of an artist, so doubles of everything. “There was one toy that I saw called Music Blocks that just blew me away,” he continued. I just kind of thought that if this toy sounds that dope, then there must be a ton of other toys are incredible. 4-15) lots of treats planned!

Dot had once given him props on his music and that he had considered joining the TDE, something he addresses on “Truth Be Told PSA” from his NuPac mixtape. yesterdays story was fake news… #TDE
— TOP DAWG #TDE (@dangerookipawaa) April 19, 2017

“4 the record…I’ve never had a convo with Troy ave or any 1 in his camp..neither has KDot,” Tiffith wrote.  
4 the record… I've never had a convo with Troy ave or any 1 in his camp.. It’s unclear what’s really going on in Troy Ave’s head. Dot in the past, calling him a “weirdo rapper,” it’s surprising he’d even want to make the claims in the first place. The post was prompted by Troy’s claim that K. Whatever the case, check out the tweet above and find the song in question   down below. In August 2016, rapper RetcH made several Twitter posts alluding to his new home at TDE, but after he was called out on it, he quickly backpedaled and said he was joking. neither has KDot.. From drawing his own comparisons between himself and the late Tupac Shakur to this latest stunt, perhaps he’s desperate for the attention. Twitterverse – Anthony Tiffith, founder of Top Dawg Entertainment and subject of Kendrick Lamar’s “DUCKWORTH.” single, took to Twitter on Wednesday (April 19) to squash the rumors Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave had once turned down a deal with TDE. However, this isn’t the first time an artist has announced a false affiliation with the reputable label. “Yesterdays story was fake news…#TDE.”
Considering Troy has blatantly dissed K.

I wouldn’t suggest people follow me, but I feel like the ones that can see where I’m going and they see some good in it, and if I can make somebody happy with the moves and I inspire somebody over there, then I inspire a generation. “I’m in my zone,” he said. I always stuck with my message and my way, and that might not work for anybody else. “And that’s just what it is. You know like how people put together super teams?”
Earlier this year, Grandmaster Scratch accused his former EPMD brothers of shady business on Instagram. Giving an exclusive statement to DX, he gave reason for the social media post. I inspire one man or one woman; I inspire a generation so anybody that can see the moves that I’m doing, I hope that is inspiration to them and that each one, teach one. So musically it’s same old, same old. “They were just awesome producers and when they combined for one album. For the anniversary, we’re sharing former   DX News Editor Soren Baker’s interview with storied turntablist and producer DJ Scratch who explained how Illmatic changed Hip Hop. “But the reason I said what I said is to keep my reputation strong with promoters who constantly hit my phone upset that I wasn’t at various EPMD shows. So this way, no one will be confused as to what my standing with the group is because there isn’t one.”
Nas has been on the minds of rap fans for a while as they patiently wait for the follow-up to 2012’s   Life Is Good. “There was so much more than just the EPMD stuff,” Scratch explained. According to the Brooklyn native, it was the all-star team of producers. April 19, 2017 marks 23 years since Nas released his studio debut, which has over time become one of the most venerated and influential Hip Hop albums of all time. Speaking with DX’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark in an interview last year, he said this about his current mindstate. “That album was the only Hip Hop album ever made that formed a   Voltron of super producers and they weren’t super producers at that time but the best dudes,” said DJ Scratch. Listening to Otis Redding, listening to Frank Sinatra and getting to my vibe has always just been as simple as that.”

I was like I’m going to be calm and first and then turn up. Hollywood, CA – Since dropping his breakout single “First Day Out,” Tee Grizzley has been placed at the forefront of Detroit’s buzzing movement focusing more on street raps. Getting time with Grizzley at Manor in Hollywood last Thursday (April 14), he talked about making “First Day Out” while serving three years in prison for home invasion. Currently, he’s on tour with 21 Savage and Young M.A in support of the Issa Tour. It didn’t have a hook on it. Touching it up and critiquing it. Doesn’t hurt that he can call 300 Entertainment his label home with them recently releasing his debut mixtape   My Moment. All through my bid, I was just adding to it. That’s why I named it ‘First Day Out’ because that was the first thing I did when I got out.”
Released last year, “First Day Out” has millions in streams and has already counted over 28 million on Spotify alone.   “I   wrote this one song. “When I was locked up bro, I was just writing a whole bunch of songs,” he said. The accompanying YouTube video has earned over 26 million views since its release in November 2016. I was like I’m going to drop this first.

— Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) April 19, 2017

Lawyer, agent & teammates saying they don’t believe #AaronHernandez killed himself. Some suggested that it wouldn’t make sense following his recent legal victories. Although, as many memes point out, this ignores the fact that Aaron was still set to spend the rest of his life behind bars. The AaronHernandez story was a 360 tragedy,as MelleMel spit in The Message to remind the masses of lockdown life.The glamorization is poison
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) April 19, 2017

It’s A lot 2 Be Learned From The Aaron Hernandez Story!!!! — Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) April 19, 2017
A growing number of users seemed to reject the “theory” of suicide — notably his former agent. pic.twitter.com/V0ZjfxjGZj
— Fabs (@Fabio227) April 19, 2017

At the end of the day, though, the tragedy of the situation is that multiple loved ones were taken from their families, and   that includes Hernandez’s. Now investigating murder – https://t.co/R36E0sPGnS pic.twitter.com/5sL4twc0RK
— Connected K (@theconnectedk) April 19, 2017

Statement from #AaronHernandez defense attorney Jose Baez about his overnight suicide inside prison #WBZ pic.twitter.com/8oFRj1P6IN
— Ryan Kath (@ryankath) April 19, 2017

Some chose to point out that perhaps, in light of the brazen nature of his initial conviction, his death should be talked about in a different way. Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him and he would never take his own life. — Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) April 19, 2017

Damn! Just five days ago he was acquitted of both murders, inspiring some hope in his legal team that perhaps, pending an appeal, he could one day be a free man again. pic.twitter.com/HC1H1qAGUN — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) April 19, 2017 That hope was dashed as he was found dead in his cell this morning of an apparent suicide. https://t.co/miFWGg2GNb pic.twitter.com/NclOlk0b8a — Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) April 19, 2017

Aaron Hernandez had so much going for himself but he refused to shake the hood mentality. Now his chapter is closed. Although an   archaic legal principle called “abatement ab initio” will see his conviction voided, ensuring he dies as an innocent   man, there is definitely no closure, or easy answer as to   why he chose to throw it all away. — PETEROCK.COM (@PeteRock) April 19, 2017

That Aaron Hernadez mini series we are sure to see in the future just got a FIRE ending tho….. News spread quickly, and many in the Hip Hop community shared their reactions on Twitter. If only they got as much attention as murderer Aaron Hernandez
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 19, 2017

Aaron Hernandez is a convicted murderer and killed y'all are saying "rest in peace"? This morning, amid initial shock, feelings were mixed toward the death of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. Aaron Hernandez killed himself? Initially sentenced in 2015, he was also facing two additional life sentences for a 2012 drive-by shooting, in which he was implicated as the shooter. Instead of using this time to mock suicide, I will use it to feel heartbroken for Aaron Hernandez’s 4-year-old daughter Avielle. (Good & Bad)
— Plies (@plies) April 19, 2017

This is sad ????? 22 veterans commit suicide everyday after experiencing hell for our freedom. Absolutely no chance he took his own life.

“I’m gonna be facing a lot more of these situations. “There’s at least five or six artists in that elite of American music. ‘Oh, they can only play it in the evening.’ But there’s a clean version, why can’t they do daytime? Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Jay Z will be there. So when someone gets there, you’ve got to be the voice that calls out the bullshit.”
Revisit one of his latest videos “Big For Your Boots” above and check out The FADER’s cover story here. Why can’t you play me?’”
Stormzy has famously spoken out before when The BRIT Awards (Britain’s equivalent to The Grammy Awards) failed to nominate any artists of color in 2016, which he called “embarrassing.” It prompted a meeting with BRIT’s chairman Ged Doherty, who consequently employed 700 new judges to vote for the 2017 event. In this country, it’s not like that. They might say something about the tempo of the song, or the feel of the song. In this country, there are not enough black actors or musicians. I just question shit. It’s clear he’s up for any challenges that are thrown his way, whatever they may be. “I’ve never understood this whole thing of there being this elite force in British music, but on the side is grime and rap,” he told FADER. The 23-year-old London-based rapper   just released his   record-breaking debut album Gang Signs & Prayer,   which   recently became the #1 album in the U.K., but he still feels there’s a long way to go and expressed his frustration over not getting radio play. I ask, Why can’t I get played on that radio station? So when I’m getting in the charts, it’s [so I can] break all the walls down, and say, ‘OK, what are you gonna say now? “A lot of places, I may be one of the few minorities in the building, or on the panel, or on the stage,” he said. London, England – British grime MC Stormzy graces the cover of The FADER’s inaugural Diaspora issue this month and opens up about being raised by   a single immigrant mother, his recent experience with police discrimination in his own home, and how he is attempting to infiltrate   the British music scene to empower   the next generation of young black artists.

Scroll even further for more tasty treats, including Cuz Lightyear and Killer Mike’s video for “Pots N Pans,” and an episode of Turntable TV with DJ QBert. II soundtrack. killer mike – “pots n pans”

Directed by Nasser Boulaich and Aditya Pamidi, Cuz Lightyear’s new video for “Pots N Pans” featuring Run The Jewels rapper Killer Mike finds the duo posted up at an auto repair shop, spitting about their rise to notoriety. Album guests include Scarface, Starlito, Devin The Dude, A$AP Ferg, Kevin Gates, Dizzy Wright, Maxo Kream, Killa Kyleon, Kirko Bangz, and Xavier Wulf and is expected to arrive on April 25. Music from Rich Chigga, Trakksounds and Dizzy Wright, Lil Yachty   and DJ Cassidy, and Mpulse rounds out the list. He’s performed with The Roots   backing him up as well. Trakksounds f. ISP (Qbert, D Styles and Shortkut) dropped an album last year called   The 13th Floor, and now the group is gearing up to perform some of their first shows as a crew in years this weekend in Denver, Colorado. e-40   – “somethin’”

Bay Area rapper P-Lo has recruited the Bay Area king E-40 to play a driving instructor in his new “Somethin’” video, which revolves around a dreaded trip to the DMV. The song is scheduled to appear on the upcoming The Get Down, Pt. The song is taken from TrakkSounds’ upcoming album The Other Side. nas & The Soul rebels   – “Hate me now”
Nas has previously teamed up with live bands before, such as when he celebrated 20 years of Illmatic   by performing the album cover-to-cover with The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The DX Digest for Wednesday (April 19), once again, finds Nas sitting in the top slot with his live rendition of “Hate Me Now” with the New Orleans-based brass ensemble The Soul Rebels, while an unreleased track from A$AP Rocky that premiered at Coachella last weekend comes in as a close second. DJ Cassidy f. mac miller   f. The video serves as a warm-up for P-Lo’s upcoming More Than Anything project with E-40, G-Eazy, Marc E Bassy, Skizzy Mars, Iamsu!, Rexx Life Raj, Feez, and Kool John. Produced by   P-Lo himself, the song is a prime example of what the Filipino-American rapper can do behind the scenes as well. Dizzy Wright   – “feel alive”

Houston-based DJ/producer TrakkSounds has dropped a moody new single, “Feel Alive,” which features Dizzy Wright and T2. Cuz Lightyear f. Rich Chigga   – “back at it”

Seventeen-year-old Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga has resurfaced with the new single “Back At It,” a song that clearly announces his return. The track is a precursor to his upcoming 5-city American tour, which kicks off in Los Angeles next week and marks his first time to the United States. ty dolla $ign   – “cinderella”

Mac Miller revisits his The Divine Feminine   album for the “Cinderella” video, which also features a guest spot from Ty Dolla $ign. Nevertheless, check it out above. Now, the legendary Queens MC has linked up with the NOLA-based brass ensemble The Soul Rebels for a rendition of “Hate Me Now” from 1999’s I Am…   album. p-lo f. Lil Yachty   – “Honor”

After emerging from the shadows following a two-year hiatus, DJ Cassidy makes a colorful splash with his new video for “Honor,” which also features the star power of Lil Yachty and singer Grace. Directed by Bo Mirosseni, the video takes the eight-minute song and turns it into a 12-minute short film, where Miller is in search of his “angel.”
Travis scott   – “goosebumps (Live)”

Following his set at Coachella over the weekend, Travis Scott made a stop at The Ellen Show where he performed “goosebumps.” Although Kendrick Lamar was noticeably absent, Mike Dean was along for the ride and manned the decks as Scott performed the Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight track. mpulse   – “All You Got”

Produced by Don Cannon, Mpulse’s latest creation, “All You Got,” continues his 52 Weeks Campaign, which is a goal the MC started last year to release a new single every week for a year. Following a few steps behind is E-40 and P-Lo’s video for “Put Me On Somethin’,” Mac Miller and Ty Dolla $ign’s collaborative short film for “Cinderella,” and Travis Scott performing “goosebumps” on The Ellen Show. Check out Tuesday’s edition here. A$AP Rocky   – “unreleased song (Live)”

A$AP Rocky   apparently premiered an unreleased track at Coachella last weekend during a “Weedmaps” party. WANT MORE? Watch above. The song allegedly features Juicy J, but it’s unclear where it comes from or what it’s even called. Dj qbert   – “turntable tv”

DJ QBert of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz (ISP) and The Beat Junkies is here with another episode of Turntable TV, a nearly two-hour journey into the world of turntablism. in 2014.

That’s the surprise of the whole thing, and it’s what makes it work. He’s one of the most brilliant men I know.” While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the film producer/studio exec was asked how he and Jay Z were able to convince Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, to allow them to share the story of their son. I think we understand each other. People look at Jay Z and they don’t say, ‘That’s a well-read guy,’ and people look at me and think the same thing, but we’re both extremely well-read. New York City, NY – It was sincerity that helped rapper-turned-businessman Jay Z win the bidding war for the story of Trayvon Martin, according to Harvey Weinstein. Embed from Getty Images

Edutainment: Weinstein and Jay Z previously collaborated on the Time: The Kalief Browder Story, a a six-part docuseries that told the story of the high school student held at Rikers Island for three years without trial before he killed himself. With the rights to both books, the pair plans to release a feature film and a docuseries on Martin. “We’ve been New Yorkers together for years,” he said. acquired the rights to two books on the slain teen, whose 2012 death and eventual acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman, generated nationwide discussion for years. Last month, it was reported that Jay Z and The Weinstein Co. During his interview, Weinstein also shared the details of his relationship with Hov, including the story of how they ended up in business together. “We’ve know each other socially and we’ve always talked about doing something together. I will do whatever it takes because they’re gonna hold me up on this. I’m not gonna let you down, and I’m not gonna let me down.’ End of conversation,” Harvey Weinstein said. “Jay Z looked at the parents and said: ‘I’m responsible if this is no good.

In his commentary, Plies also blasted what was likely the manager of the restaurant for stepping in the spotlight. TMZ reports that the $50,000 reward is still a possibility despite Stephens killing himself following a high-speed police chase. McDonald’s, give that muthafuckin girl a raise. And they ran back there and called the police. I ain’t talking about no muthafuckin 25 cent raise. “I just seen on CNN one of your employees thought they identified the goddamn shooter. And I ain’t talking about the bullshit-ass employee of the muthafuckin month picture inside the muthafuckin restaurant. They did the right [thing].’ Ain’t no muthafuckin proud of your employee,” the rapper said. In a video uploaded to Instagram yesterday (April 18), Plies demanded that McDonald’s give a hefty raise to the woman who slowed down Stephens’ order so police could be called. You ain’t did nothing. And they held the muthafuckin french fries. ‘I’m so proud of my employee. And give her a muthafuckin raise … She did y’all muthafuckin job, McDonald’s. Florida rapper Plies has a special message for McDonald’s, following news that employees at the fast-food chain played a vital role in cluing authorities in on the location of Steve Stephens, the man who dominated media coverage this week   as the Facebook Killer. And we gonna keep muthafuckin checking with y’all too.”
Steve Stephens made headlines over the weekend after shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. “This muthafuckin message here for McDonald’s,” Plies said. “[You] come standing your muthafuckin ass up here talking. And that’s how they muthafuckin caught ’em. “Get your muthafuckin ass from in front of the camera. So, y’all give her a muthafuckin raise. Let that muthafuckin girl get her shine on. Give her a real muthafuckin raise.”

🗣🗣🗣 Dis Message Here 4 MTFing MikeDonalds (McDonalds Samething) #Plies #PurpleHeart💜 #RacksUpToMyEar #RichNiggaShit #RanOffOnDaPlugTwice #RitzCarlton🔥
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Although it’s unclear if McDonald’s will offer any raise as a result of the work of the employees at the Erie, Pennsylvania restaurant, the group could receive the $50,000 reward put up for Stephens’ arrest. The dude on Facebook. and uploading the murder to Facebook. And she did the muthafuckin job of the police department.

It was a Bruno Mars sample off 24K Magic. Every idea — new…   Then Sounwave listens to it, and Sounwave knows how to make songs out of everything, you know, so he’s like the cherry on top.” Right when the drums started, he looked at me saying, “Aye, I’m gonna get Rihanna on this record.”
Martin also spoke about working with producers Dahi and Sounwave on the track: “I’ve never worked with anybody in my life that was as fast and perfect as Dahi. #TerraceMartin
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“I turned the sample around, set it up, and then hit Sounwave. But still make it sound just like the sample, but with a different edge.’”
Martin revealed that as soon as Kendrick heard the beat, he made up his mind over who he wanted to lay the vocals. Right there, on my mama, Kendrick said: “Imma get Rihanna on this.” That day. I was like, ‘Whoa, that sounds crazy.’ I said, ‘I wanna replay it, reverse it, change the key, add a third harmony — do all these things to it. Terrace Martin, one the producers and songwriters behind Kendrick and Rihanna’s collab “LOYALTY.” has revealed how the track came about. Being a producer is a art that I will always enjoy.it comes with a lot of responsibility & commitment that you have to be ready for. In an interview with The Fader, Martin explained the genesis of the track — and how it all began with a sample from Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic. “‘LOYALTY.’ came about because I was working with Rapsody and 9th Wonder. From there, me, Sounwave, and DJ Dahi got in the studio and started to put drums on that motherfucker. I’m talking about every idea — experimental. 9th Wonder has a producer under him named Khrysis, who sent me a record to play on.

Folks online got carried away, but none more so than Redditor Cousin Tyrone who promised to eat an entire vinyl record if Kendrick Lamar didn’t douple-drop on the holy weekend. Luckily, Tyrone seems to be doing okay, later writing online: “I took A LOT of laxatives to help pass the vinyl as fast as possible. After Kendrick Lamar dropped   DAMN. Faced with a choice to stick to his word or buckle under pressure, Cousin Tyrone stepped up to the plate and actually ate a vinyl record for the internet’s entertainment. The YouTube channel that posted the video, Comeback Charlie, posted “Just to be clear, we got into contact with Poison Control prior to the making of this video. It’s been around 16 hours since I did this and I’m still feeling the effects of it. Overall, I do not recommend eating vinyl. Sadly for us all (but mostly for Cousin Tyrone), Kendrick left it at   DAMN. I’ll answer more questions if you have any.” Dot would be blessing us all for a second time on Easter Sunday by dropping a surprise followup album. It was relayed to me multiple times that there is no chemical risk to consuming a vinyl record, and our only concern was the shards’ effect on Tyrone’s digestive tract.” Even so, we don’t recommend you ever replicate what happens in the video below. on Good Friday, social media got swept up in rumors that K.

city,   peaked at #2. This was the highest entry for a rap song since Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” hit the second slot back in 2007. DAMN. Drizzy spent three weeks at the top position before being dethroned by the Chainsmokers this week. His previous crowns come from last year’s   untitled, unmastered and the Grammy-winning   To Pimp a Butterfly. This will be Kung Fu Kenny’s third #1 album. His major label debut, 2012’s   good kid m.A.A.d. These numbers would be the second-highest selling week for an album so far this year, coming second only to   Drake’s   More Life debut, which pushed just over 500,000 in its first week. Kendrick Lamar is expected to bring in big numbers with the release of his fourth studio album,   DAMN. According to Billboard, the project is projected to push 475,000 equivalent album units as it tops the Billboard 200 chart. also produced Kendrick’s highest-charting Hot 100 song to date with “HUMBLE.” reaching the #2 position upon its debut.

“Just his diverse intellect, and the way he thought outside the box could have led him anywhere in life. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, and preparing to drop more music of his own, there’s a sense he won’t stop being vocal about his stance on politics any time soon. I’m too motivated.”
While T.I. Atlanta rap titan Clifford “T.I.” Harris has branched out into a more politically charged mind state as of late — he dropped the Us Or Else EP in September 2016, broached the subject of police brutality in the striking video for “Black Man” with Quavo, Meek Mill and RaRa, and even participated in an New York City   protest   on November 9 after Trump was officially elected. “I’m not a politician,” he added. Harris honored the slain legendary rapper at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony, where Shakur was being inducted, he spoke to Billboard about the endless possibilities had Shakur not been murdered in 1996. After Mr. “Get involved with local elections,” he said. “Find out who your local politicians are and hold them accountable to create substance within the community. “Anything could have happened with ‘Pac, man,” Tip said. Who knows?”

Despite his intention to stay out of public office, the Grand Hustle boss did offer plenty of poignant advice for those wanting to get involved in making a difference in the world, which he believes starts at home. Catch the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony April 29 on HBO. continues pushing his new Hustle Gang artist, RaRa, working on his VH1 show, T.I. Although he’s not aiming to get into politics any time soon, he does believe Tupac Shakur would have been the perfect candidate. “If I can use my influence for the best for someone else, who I feel is deserving, I would do that, but I am not a politician. He may have gotten into politics by now.

“Press Spray” appropriately ends with an audio clip from the late Tupac, as he laments, “My closest friends did me in.”
Elsewhere on   NuPac, Troy Ave claims on “Truth Be Told PSA” that he considered joining TDE. On the 32-minute track, Ave shares how Kendrick Lamar himself sent props to the New York rapper while he was in jail through an affiliate. “Remember you was signed to the Game / What happened to the Ruff Ryder thing?” Troy asks on the track. — Mysonne NY General (@Mysonne) April 18, 2017

Well…. We gonna go out West when I come home, and I’m gonna sign to TDE,’” he says. He does offer   clues, referencing an artist who had a deal with The Game and was linked to Ruff Ryders. 😂😂😂 This shit like playing basketball with your 2 year old!! Smh.. From there, he takes relentless aim at the Slaughterhouse lyricist, referring to Budden as both “a drug addict” and “a dick eater.”

“You a drug addict and a bitch beater / Rap podcast and a dick eater / Try to see how my balls taste / Ask your chick she in the vid licking my face,” Troy Ave raps on “Press Spray.”
Troy doesn’t name names on the latter portion of the song, but appears to shift focus to rapper and one-time friend, Mysonne. The BSB artist mulled over the possibility of signing with the West Coast label with his manager, Hovain, whose now broken relationship is the subject of the track. Mysonne has collaborated on songs/projects with DMX/Ruff Ryders and The Game in the past. And on his NuPac record “Press Spray,” Troy Ave calls out fellow wordsmith, Joe Budden by name, and also appears to take aim at former associate, Mysonne, all over the beat to 2Pac’s All Eyez on Me   track   “No More Pain.”
The New York City lyricist lets his intentions on “Press Spray” be known early on as he declares “This shit wack like a Joe Budden track” at the start of the song. “I get to thinking, I jump in front of Hov, I say, ‘Yo, put the plan in action. https://t.co/G3ukBSijNg
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) April 18, 2017

Troy Ave later calls out those friends who went ghost when he was shot last year at Irving Plaza where his friend and bodyguard Banga was killed. Both Mysonne and Budden had fairly short responses on Twitter to “Press Spray” with Mysonne’s being more subtle. “I always liked what they was doing, they kinda independent like us, but way bigger because they went and got with a major and they got shit that I like to see like loyalty and unity, that type of shit.”
His relationship with Hovain fell apart, but it seems Ave still finds joy in pondering a deal with TDE. Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave is dead set on airing out foes and former friends on his latest project, NuPac. “Niggas ain’t show up to the hospital when I was shot / That means that they bitch-made ingrates and everything I done for them they forgot,” he raps.