The demand was a lot higher than we thought. “Releasing an album is all convoluted   and complicated these days. The trio recently performed Dr. Maybe we’re going back to a ‘50s and ‘60s vibe where everyone just makes 45s.”

Considering he comes from an era when crafting an entire album was a meticulous labor of love and actually held more value than a download or MP3, he confesses it’s a bit disheartening that tangible records have become less impactful. We underestimated. Octagon’s 1996 magnum opus, Dr. “There are new [Dr. Personally, I think singles are the only way. You kind of waste an album if you put it out there because you get the same amount of press and impact with a single. Octagonecologyst, inches closer to its May 5 release date,   the excitement from die-hard Kool Keith, Dan The Automator and DJ QBert fans is palpable. We probably could have done 2,000, but we didn’t know.”
Now that the Handsome Boy Modeling School alum is aware of the amount of people out there itching for more of Dr. These places were small — like 600 to 700 people. We’re all still figuring that out. San Francisco, CA – As the vinyl reissue of Dr. The album is a certified classic in the books of many Hip Hop connoisseurs   and with the new edition of the record, people will also be privy to five previously unreleased tracks. Octagon material live for the first time ever at two shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and Dan The Automator was surprisingly shocked at the warm reception. Octagon] songs — let’s put it that way,” Dan says. We knew we were going to do shows, but we didn’t know how people would react. “Guys like me and [Prince] Paul who have concepts, it doesn’t translate as well with singles. Octagon vinyl reissue above and pre-order it here. We want to make records. “It was crazy because we didn’t advertise,” Dan The Automator tells HipHopDX. He also confirmed that   new material from Dr. “It hurts the work part,” he says. “But when it does, it’s fucking amazing.”  
Check out an image of the Dr. Octagon, the trio is planning on doing additional   live shows in the near future. We knew we needed it to do well. Octagon is apparently not too far off from being unleashed. I want to listen to one front to back, but we have to figure out how to market that.”
For now, Dan The Automator is focused on his upcoming show with Qbert in Denver this weekend and will presumably be jumping in the studio again soon with Kool Keith, who he says is “dead serious” when he’s working. “He’s a stream of consciousness rapper, so sometimes it doesn’t work,” he says. “We put up two posts on Instagram with no real official stuff and both shows sold out in three hours. However, he admits   dropping a full album is not as simple as it used to be.

Donald Glover’s favorite Migos number, “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, has taken over most of 2017 so far and was certified Platinum on January 23, four days before the full album’s   release. Their freshman album Yung Rich Nation   moved a mere 15,000 units in its first week in 2015 and entered in the Billboard 200 at #17 whereas   CULTURE   sold over 131,000 copies and debuted at #1 on the same   chart. Migos smoothly bypassed the sophomore curse with its   #1 album CULTURE,   now officially certified Platinum by the RIAA for moving more than 1 million units. The success of the project   continues as “T-Shirt” becomes the new Migos song to know and sing along to. The Atlanta rap   trio announced the news on Twitter and thanked their fans for supporting the project, released January 27.

Coming out of Brooklyn, New York, Bebe is the female voice found on G-Eazy’s hit single, “Me, Myself & I.”   Speaking of her relationship with the Bay Area MC, Bebe claims they are one and the same. I just want to teach girls to love themselves.”
And if any of you are wondering how Bebe Rexha keeps in shape, she reveals working with Gunnar Peterson, who trains the Kardashians. We’re strong, we’re independent. There’s nothing wrong with that. “Being myself. Guys talk about it in songs all the time. And be a bad bitch. I think we have an amazing chemistry when it comes to music”
Bebe Rexha has also effortlessly become a strong role model for all the young ladies who follow her doing. I think I’ve learned to love myself and really just be the truest me. Working with him is just such an incredible energy and chemistry. And I want to teach girls that. Let’s call ourselves bitches. And I think that’s really important. I think we’re just kind of on the same wavelength when it comes to just wanting to be iconic. With only a limited number of artists coming through the red carpet, HipHopDX had the pleasure of catching up with pop sensation Bebe Rexha. “It’s interesting, we’re like the same person. We’re both 27. I started out in the music business when I was 17, and it’s been ten years. When asked if diet had anything to do with that booty of hers, she responds, “The more bread you eat, the better.” We love music. They’re calling girls ‘bitches.” I’m like no. On Monday (April 3), DJ/EDM producer Zedd organized the WELCOME! We’re bad bitches. At STAPLES Center fundraising concert benefitting the American Civil Liberties Union. We both went to school for music management.

The farming of bud will allow players to expand their empires across the entire United States and in later releases, global locations will be a possibility. Both Metamoki and Khalifa hope to see that cannabis gets legalized nationwide as it’s already proven to give financial boosts to states that allow recreational use. The app was developed via a working partnership between Warner Music Artist Services, which backs Wiz’s label Atlantic Records, and Metamoki, an up-and-coming game studio that specializes in free-to-play gaming apps. On the page, there is an announcement for fans to win a chance to visit Khalifa’s marijuana dispensary in Colorado, and even a chance to hang out with the artist himself this Sunday. For those who wish to, ahem, earn their green thumb stripes, the app is available by visiting Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm app page here. Wiz Khalifa has made it known that he loves to indulge heavily into marijuana, and that has become just as much a part of his image as his cool and laidback demeanor. The concept to Weed Farm isn’t complex at all. Officially titled Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, the game is currently available on Apple App Store and Google Play. So it should come as no surprise to fans that just in time for the unofficial 4/20 holiday, the Pittsburgh rapper debuted his new Weed Farm game app. The goal is to grow, harvest and reinvest one’s haul of the sticky green leaf, but it has a larger focus as well.

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Yall high?…
— Spitta (@CurrenSy_Spitta) April 20, 2017

— CoCo SALAZAR (@ActionBronson) April 20, 2017

Make way for a positive day 🌈🌤🙏🏾☘️🍀
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Happy 420 Bay Area 😂😂 wyd after smoking this?
— Thizzler On The Roof (@TheThizzler) April 20, 2017

Happy 420. Salute the #420 King 👑 #bobmarley 🙏🏽
— Young M.A (@YoungMAMusic) April 20, 2017

Happy 420 17!
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) April 20, 2017

Fly high stay high. Happy 4/20 @SnoopDogg
— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) April 20, 2017

Denver otw!✨4/20
— 💎 Dreezy (@dreezydreezy) April 20, 2017

Come sample that new "cannabliss" today at @thehigherpath 🔥 I'm pullin up at 4:20!!! That said, HipHopDX is here to break down some of the best social media posts from your favorite rappers celebrating today. If you had your own strain what would you name it? Some may even be smoking their own personal strain. — Aceyalone (@Aceyalone) April 20, 2017

Happy 420 RT if you high
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 20, 2017

Happy 420 …."It's A Vibe" video just dropped watch it here >> Feat @tydollasign @TreySongz @JheneAiko
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) April 20, 2017

#Happy420!!!! Download #WizKhalifasWeedFarm now. Lol 🤑🤑🤑
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Happy 4/20 To All Of U
— MIGOS OFFICIAL DJ (@DjDurel) April 20, 2017

— Rockie Fresh (@rockiefresh) April 20, 2017

— RoJamesXIX 🇵🇦 (@RoJamesXIX) April 20, 2017

Salute my bro @_mayor_ and my @tackma #family 4/20
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A beautiful 4/20 always includes @wingstop
— Yung Rénzél 🏇 (@RickRoss) April 20, 2017

Also, don’t forget to check out our 4/20 video list   featuring rapper-backed weed products below. Happy Born day to me!!! 4/20 is here and of course, there are plenty of rappers out there at the moment smoking some of the finest sticky icky. It’s every stoner’s favorite time of year again. S/o to the dispensary girls working extra hard today.

#unforgettabledancechallenge #kingofthedancehall @diddy 💃🕺🏽🙌
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I see that 2 Millie gone in 60 sec vibe in the back🙏 @therealswizzz #UnforgettableDanceChallenge
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@thejuelzsantana 🌊🌊 #unforgettable
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PERFORMED UNFORGETTABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH MY BROS @swaelee @djkhaled #unforgettabledancechallenge #cochella
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The only ones at Coachella doing this😏@mojdas #HabibtiTings #unforgettable #unforgettablechallenge #unforgettabledancechallenge #Coachella #coachella2017 #chella #festivalfashion @swaelee
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#unforgettabledancechallenge Before Class Shenanigans 😂💃🏽 @frenchmontana ft @swaelee – Unforgettable #Vibez #Freestyle
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#UnforgettableDanceChallenge Summersong 2017 🔥🤘🏻 #sahinsisters #frenchmontana @frenchmontana @swaelee @champagnepapi | 🎥 by @ez.shn @gaemscom
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She's been on @frenchmontana 's IG way too much 😂😂☺️💁🏻 #unforgettablechallenge #unforgettabledancechallenge @champagnepapi @swaelee #swaelle #frenchmontana #savage #instagood #edmfam #dancechallenge #savagekids #edmlifestyle #edmlove #hiphopculture #reggaedance #bounceback #littlebigshots #beastmode #pressplay #hiphopkids #plurvibes #plur #wshh #biracialkids #rhythm #cochella #frenchmontanafans #instamusic #challenge #dancerlife #goodvibes @worldstar
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#unforgettabledancechallenge #pulledup #s_class
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While at Coachella this weekend,   Drake, Belly and Rae Sremmurd, who aren’t new to the dance challenge craze themselves, showed off   some of their fancy footwork in unison to the cut as well. It all began when French and Travis Scott put their bumbling dance moves to test. Soon fans and music lovers alike from Italy to Germany began to upload their own #UnforgettableDanceChallenge videos. Check out some of the best #UnforgettableDanceChallenge videos featuring Diddy, Swizz Beatz and more below. Alsomali ⁶𓅓 🇨🇦🇸🇦🇺🇸 (@abdi_alsomali) on Apr 19, 2017 at 3:46pm PDT

He couldn't make it to the first video shoot 😂 @frenchmontana but I'll make sure he gets to the remix video shoot ✅💫🔥 #unforgettabledancechallenge
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#unforgettabledancechallenge #unforgettable @invictuswildworld @uceefelidrissi @frenchmontana
A post shared by 🦄🌈👽 (@jihanelahlouuu) on Apr 20, 2017 at 3:29am PDT Indio, CA – French Montana and Swae Lee traveled all the way to Uganda to film the visual for French’s latest single,   “Unforgettable,” and with it came a dance challenge that everyone from Drake to Diddy and Swizz Beatz have found themselves participating in.

View Lil Yachty’s   Teenage Emotions album cover art and tracklist below. Yachty, born Miles McCollum, took to Twitter to share the album cover and tracklist for Teenage Emotions. Teenage Emotions is set for a May 26 release. 5.26.17 ⛵️❤️
— lil boat kot* (@lilyachty) April 20, 2017

Rounding out the features are Diplo on “Forever Young” and London Grime artist Stefflon Don shows up for “Better.”   Evander Griiim   makes an appearance on “XMEN” and continues a strong year for the El Paso, Texas rapper after making a splash with the “Right Now” remix featuring Gucci Mane. Love him or hate him, Lil Yachty is one of the leaders of Hip Hop’s current youth movement and the 19-year-old Atlanta native has big plans for 2017. Embrace The Youth.   This is the cover and the tracklist. Lil Yachty dropped two free projects last year, Lil Boat and Summer Songs 2. This coming May, Lil Boat will release his debut album, Teenage Emotions, featuring some stars from his hometown among other guests. My album drops May 26. Among the features present on the 21-track release is Migos on the song “Peek A Boo” and YG alongside Kamaiyah on “All Around Me.”
To my true fans, there is no more confusion.

YOung dolph   – “100 shots’”

Seemingly undeterred by the recent Charlotte, North Carolina shooting he was somehow linked to,   Young Dolph   continues to pull tracks from his Bulletproof   project and has released a video for “100 Shots.” Directed by Iconik, the video finds him posted up on a yellow Ferrari, spitting lines like, “I got a sweet tooth, but I stay away from suckers.”
Riff Raff   – “”

RiFF RAFF is back at it with DJ Paul in the new video for “JODYHiGHROLLER.COM.” Par for the course, the   eccentric rapper is dressed head to toe in jewelry while rocking a red fur-laced coat with paw prints all over it. Hosted by   BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam, the nearly 30-minute interview went down in London and fans were able to ask their own questions via YouTube. Gorillaz   – “2d & Murdoc Interview”

As the release of Gorillaz’s upcoming album, Humanz, inches closer to its release date, the team is clearly in heavy promo mode and has arranged an “interview” with two of the Gorillaz’s animated characters, 2D and Murdoc. David Banner f. The song clocks in at less than two minutes and keeps up his busy 2017. Gucci mane   – “coachella”

Although Gucci Mane is currently on The Trap God Tour, he carved out some time to perform at his   first Coachella last weekend. Check out Wednesday’s edition here. The trio has had an incredible start to the year and will continue to build momentum over the summer with festival appearances at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Fuji Rock, Boston Calling, Way Out West and Zurich Open Air. The album is expected April 28. They’ve been busy promoting their recent project, The Throwaways EP. ty dolla $ign- “back out”

With an   exceptionally risqué verse from Ty Dolla $ign, Nef The Pharaoh’s “Back Out” is produced by Architekz and serves as the second single from The Chang Project. Major lazer f. Further down the page, find Audio Push spitting a freestyle on The LA Leakers show, a new video form Kyle, an interview with the Gorillaz’s 2D and Murdoc, and a remix of Major Lazer’s “Run Up” courtesy of U.K. electro house stalwart DJ Sub Focus. Apparently inspired by the experience, the non-stop workhorse has dropped a new single, the aptly titled “Coachella,” which finds production from Murda Beatz, TM88 and !llmind. The controversial battle rapper is seen rapping underwater alongside some   of his affiliates. The project   will mark Banner’s first album since 2010’s Death of a Pop Star with producer 9th Wonder. kyle   – “not the same”

California-based rapper Kyle is back with another video for “Not The Same,” which follows the success of his last visual, “iSpy,” with Lil Yachty. Daylyt   – “first breath”

Produced by now-frequent collaborator Willie B, Daylyt’s “First Breath” has been given a visual treatment that seems to draw inspiration in part from Nirvana’s infamous album cover for 1991’s Nevermind. Audio push   – “la leakers (freestyle)”

Inland Empire, California artists Audio Push hit up the Power 106 studios and kicked a freestyle over Kodak Black’s “Tunnel Vision” beat for The L.A. The song comes from the Sleight movie soundtrack. PND & Nicki Minaj   – “Run Up” (Remix)

Following on the huge success of “Run Up” featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj, Major Lazer — Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire — has dropped a   new remix from U.K. Listen to the track above. The DX Digest for Thursday   (April 20) has anointed David Banner, Black Thought and What The Duck’s “Who Want It” with the top honors while Gucci Mane’s ode to infamous Indio, California music festival “Coachella” slides in the second slot. Rounding out the Top 5 is Young Dolph’s “100 Shots,” RiFF RAFF’s “JODYHiROLLER.COM” video and Nef The Pharaoh’s “Back Out” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Black thought   – “Who want it”
The Roots’ Black Thought and Watch The Duck have jumped on David Banner’s new track, “Who Want It,” which most likely comes from his forthcoming seventh studio album, The God Box. electro house mainstay, DJ Sub Focus. nef the pharaoh f. WANT MORE? Leakers show.

He called and left a message for young Chance, who describes Common as a hero.
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) April 20, 2017

You can see the full 100 Most Influential People in the World list here. Donald Glover, whose write-up was provided by his one-time employer Tina Fey, also has had a great run as of late. Thanks @Lin_Manuel for the love. He also has a slew of upcoming film roles including playing Lando Calrissian in the 2018 untitled Han Solo film and voicing Simba in an upcoming re-boot of The Lion King. As he explains, his grandmother asked if he could call her friend’s grandson, who wanted to become a rapper. Beyond honored to be one off the #Time100 most influential people. Time Magazine released their annual list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World on Thursday (April 20). This year’s list includes Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), and Chance The Rapper, who appear alongside names like Alicia Keys, Barry Jenkins, Jordan Peele, Ava DuVernay, John Legend,   Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. He embodies his generation’s belief that people can be whatever they want and change what it is they want, at any time.”
Rapper/actor/activist Riz Ahmed also made the list, getting honored by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote, “The year 2016 was when all the seeds he planted bore glorious fruit, and here’s the best part: he’s just getting started.”
Thanks @TIME 4putting me on cover for #100mostinfluential ppl. Even more crazy that my hero @common wrote my story! That’s a first in the award’s long history. The list, as Time explains, is not a ranking of power or wealth, but rather solely a ranking of influence — both good and bad. Hope to earn it. Chance reacted to his place on the list on Twitter. Then, he made more headlines by donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, which are currently facing a budget crisis. — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 20, 2017

His write-up was provided by fellow Chi-town rapper Common, who described how he unknowingly motivated Chance as a child. For one, he was honored with three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, without selling a single song. Thanks all 4your support. As Tina wrote, “Now Donald is serving you best-case-scenario millennial realness. On top of his Golden Globe win for his network series Atlanta, he took on a new musical direction with his third solo album, Awaken, My Love!. Chance The Rapper has undoubtedly had a big year.

Crackle also announced a second 50 Cent-produced second drama series with the working title RPM, which, according to Variety, is about “the working-class streets of Boston’s most corrupt neighborhoods following a used-car salesman who starts moonlighting as a getaway driver for a crime syndicate.”
50 boasted on his latest accomplishment on Instagram, writing “Im out here, I’m not playing around. “To be able to bring this story to life is something I’m looking forward to and Joe Halpin’s personal experience will make this unlike anything that’s been seen before.”
Written and produced by Joe Halpin, a former L.A. you see me getting the job done. you see me getting the job done. In a statement, 50 expressed his excitement at teaming with Sony and Crackle for his latest foray into television. The musician-turned-actor has appeared on “Power,” a television show he also serves as executive producer of, and has been working on Den Of Thieves, an upcoming film with Gerard Butler. Sheriff’s deputy, “The Oath” will take a look at the inner workings of police gangs, and unveil the inner drama and turmoil that surrounds such organizations. 💰Get with me #smsaudio
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It’s currently unclear if 50 Cent will appear in the show. “I am very excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle,” 50 Cent said. Consisting of 10 episodes, “The Oath” is set to include “real-life reflections of gang culture” and show how   the secret police societies that started with good intentions got warped over time. The series will air on Crackle, a streaming service that   features movies and television shows, as well as original programming. Get with me.”

Im out here, I'm not playing around. Billboard reports that the G-Unit helmsman has signed on to executive produce “The Oath,” a new drama that will delve into the world of police gangs. Queens rapper 50 Cent is flexing his executive producing chops once again with a new scripted drama.

He needs to deal with his problems and he definitely needs anger management … I think he needs to go into counseling immediately. The officer, Sandra Friedman, did reveal that Kodak had failed the conditions of his house arrest, but is too young to appropriately “handle everything being thrown at him.”
“At 19, I don’t think he has a mentality yet to be able to handle everything being thrown at him at once,” Friedman said in court, according to the Sun Sentinel. The Sun Sentinel reports that the Pompano Beach rhymer appeared in court on Wednesday (April 19) for a hearing held to determine whether or not he violated the terms of his house arrest. The Florida rhymer was given house arrest in August of last year as part of a plea deal, which was handed out after he was struck with a bounty of legal charges, including possession of a firearm by a delinquent. And if they can only prove that he violated the terms of his house arrest, they’re asking for six years in prison. Kodak is also out on bail over   allegations that he sexually assaulted a fan in a hotel room in South Carolina. Kodak will appear in court again on Friday (April 21) to continue with his hearing. Kodak was said to have violated the terms of his house arrest with visits to a handful of places, including a Miami strip club and a boxing match in Ohio. If found guilty in that case, he faces a   maximum sentence of 30 years. I think he’s aware of what’s going to happen if he doesn’t.”
Prosecutors are seeking eight years in prison for Kodak if they’re able to prove that the assault on the bartender took place. In addition to proving that he violated his house arrest, prosecutors are also seeking to show that Kodak assaulted a bartender during an unauthorized trip to a Florida strip club. The bartender, who took the stand during the rapper’s hearing inside a Fort Lauderdale courtroom, says Kodak swung at her and kicked her in the shoulder when she asked him to get down from a bar he was standing on top of. Kodak Black returned to an all too familiar site for him this week: the courtroom. His lawyers have argued that his visits were work related. On the contrary, a Florida Department of Corrections officer referred to the musician as “very polite” and “honest” when she took the stand. “I think he needs some people who are looking out for his interests.

He also revealed why this album is very personal to him. So at the end of the day, it’s great. Vegas and Sean Paul might not agree with is the globalization of music. So that’s nothing new really for us. “The one that we do have currently open, we’re gonna be moving from there and moving onto some new locations and opening a few more dispensaries out in Denver. Gong says he is used to the business side of it, considering he, his family and friends all grew up smoking Mary Jane. The native Jamaican told an intimate crowd at a listening session at Los Angeles’ NightBird Studio that his focus on the 18-track project was laser sharp this past year as he ground out the recordings in the West Coast city and Miami. RVSP:
A post shared by Damian "Jr. It’s kind of becoming more difficult to define anything as one particular genre because they’re all being influenced by each other. “Also, the significance of the place itself is that it’s really on the more confident side of tone, more kind of on the wealthier side of things.”
Marley previously shared the single “Nail Pon Cross” along with the announcement that he was opening a marijuana dispensary in Denver. “The most intriguing part of it to me so far has been all of the developments in terms of the medical purposes really,” he says. “I don’t really know, I was having a similar conversation with somebody the other day, where I was saying I don’t really know the history behind why that date was chosen or where the whole beginning of that date being celebrated came from, but at the end of the day, it’s still the fact that it does raise awareness to why marijuana is positive, is a good thing.”
Another good thing Marley sees that some like Mr. So what comes out in all of the recent developments on the medical side and all of the illnesses that it’s helping, that’s really interesting to me.”
“The use of CBD so far of what we know of it’s been used for example, kids, or I guess people in general, I guess who have seizures, it’s been shown to have promising results in that department,” he continues. Gong" Marley (@damianjrgongmarley) on Apr 17, 2017 at 4:19pm PDT

“It raises a lot of awareness because of the celebration of it,” he says of 4/20. “We’re actually going moving on now,” he says of Stony Hill Dispensary. So that’s really good in that kinda case of being part of the marijuana industry.”
In regards to the industrialization of cannabis culture, Jr. Free event. “Because of course we’ve been smoking for years and it’s always been a part of our culture. But the Caribbean icon believes Reggae is in safe hands. The business has gone well so far and the Grammy-winner is expected to release another single, the aptly titled “Medication,” on 4/20. “I think it’s happening to all music,” he concedes. No matter what, it’s still great exposure for the culture, when it comes down to people using Reggae.”
Damian Marley’s   Stony Hill album is due out July 21. Los Angeles, CA – Reggae legend Damian Marley is ready to return after mulling over ideas for his   Stony Hill album for a decade. “Of course with cancer patients, helping people to regain their appetite after they take certain treatments and whatnot. Artists like Drake have caught a lot of flak for seeming to take the sounds of dancehall without proper attribution. If you are in the Southern California area on 4/20, you're invited to the High Times Magazine + Tidal X 420 Celebration at Boulevard 3 in Hollyweed, CA. “All genres seem to be doing a lot of melting into each other. It’s showing good promise in a lot of those areas.”
When asked about the significance of the 4/20 holiday, Marley admits he doesn’t know much of the background of the day, but understands it’s importance in marijuana education. That’s just because of the communication of the internet and again, just being so much more in touch with the world and up to date with what’s going on. He will celebrate the day this year with TIDAL’s High Times event on Sunset Boulevard. “Stony Hill is a place in Jamaica where I grew up, so it’s kind of paying homage to my upbringing,” he shares in an interview with HipHopDX at the event. However,   he explains why the medical uses for the flowery plant catch his attention.

Gates is now being held at Kendall County Jail. Gates was present for a hearing at   Bridgeview Courthouse in Illinois on April 19, where the judge denied the rapper bail. Gates’ wife Dreka has not commented on the court’s decision to refuse Kevin the possibility of bail, but she did share a message of support after the rapper’s re-arrest back in March. Kevin Gates is stuck behind bars for now after the rapper was denied bail pending a trial on weapons charges. TMZ, who first reported the story, didn’t report a reason for the judge’s decision. 🙏
A post shared by Dreka Gates (@realdrekagates) on Mar 25, 2017 at 1:29pm PDT While being processed for release, he was arrested on an outstanding warrant for the Illinois weapons charges that now see him behind bars. Gates had previously served the majority of a six-month sentence in Florida for kicking an audience member from the stage while performing. On her own Instagram, she wrote:   “To everyone that’s rooting for Kevin right now, THANK YOU, but PLEASE shift your thoughts, prayers, energy, etc. towards the idea of Kevin being home and enjoying his life as a free man.”

@iamkevingates #bepositive #positivevibes #positiveenergy By the way, I'm good, a little heartbroken but I'm a fighter and it's only a matter of time before this is all over.

Speaking to Pitchfork, Cheadle described the moment that Kendrick told him the role would involve learning how to rap a pretty decent portion of the song:
“Kendrick just hit me out of the blue and just said, ‘Hey man, I’m going to do this video, do you wanna be in it?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ And then he said, ‘Do you want to know what the part is?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, you’re gonna come in and play a cop, and you’re interrogating me, and then you’re just gonna spit my rap.’”
“I was like, ‘Uh OK, you know you’re like the best rapper in the world, so what are you talking about.’ He sent me the lyrics and was like, ‘You just have to get this much of it   down,’ which was like half of it [laughs]. Don Cheadle may be an Oscar-nominated actor, but starring in a Kendrick Lamar music video has got to be up there with his career highlights. He also spoke on improvising some of the cooler moments of the video, such as asking Kendrick, “You know what DNA stands for?”
As always, Cheadle totally nails the whole thing: The   Hotel Rwanda   actor steals the show in the video for “DNA.” where he plays a cop interrogating Kendrick, before launching into the lyrics of the track itself. I was like, ‘Are you gonna have a teleprompter?’ And he said, ‘No, it’s gonna be fine.’”
Cheadle pointed out that he only had two days to perfect it, and didn’t have an advance copy of the track.