Comical right? Tyga came up
— Since 1984™ (@Tahoe17) April 21, 2017

Hey its Kylie, Kylie Jenner… Tyga, welcome to your tape. While it’s being reported that Jordan   and Kylie Jenner’s former boyfriend are an item, she quickly shot down rumors on Twitter today (April 21) and then laughed about it.
— BK (@bk17__) April 21, 2017

This Tyga look is when his sleeping and you going thru his phone because you suspect something and then he starts moving and turning
— 2017 AFRICA (@2017AFRICA) April 21, 2017

While some are focused on Tyga’s horrified visage, there are others who are praising Tyga for “upgrading.”
Tyga went ahead & made that upgrade 😍
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@litswangin) April 21, 2017

Nah. — Jordan (@jiordyn) April 21, 2017

This of course doesn’t come without Twitter turning Tyga’s “oh shit” face into a gut-busting joke.
— anna (@nutellaANDpizza) April 21, 2017 Omg y'all I'm not dating tyga 😂😂😂 come on. internet – Tyga’s infamous exploits are habitually dragged through the coals of the Internet, and the meme-ready face he made when caught by paparazzi while out with a mystery lady, later identified as 26-year-old model Jordan Ozuna, is no exception. "Hi I'm Tyga… I'm sure you're wondering how I got in this situation… here's my story"
— Hi My Name Is Carl (@39tjratliff39) April 21, 2017

RT @RareHipHopFacts: "It was at this moment that Tyga knew…."
— Lil Choosey Vert (@_ChooseyLover) April 21, 2017

Lmfaooooo tyga cheating on his only source of income 😭😭😭
— GodFather Zikky (@KingIzih) April 21, 2017

Tyga making that 'when your about to lose your sugar momma' face
— T.A.K (@TAKPAPIII) April 21, 2017

@jiordyn RT @jiordyn: Omg y'all I'm not dating tyga 😂😂😂 come on. TMZ published a few awkward photos of Tyga and Jordan leaving West Hollywood restaurant Serafina Sunset on Thursday (April 20) after the pair was spotted having dinner together. The paps caught Tyga looking as if he just got caught with his pants down, while Miss Ozuna appears to be unbothered.

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5. “From Me” (Feat. Elbee Thrie)
6. Grade A Frequencies is his official debut project, and — at 9 songs — is a hearty slice of straight up New York Hip Hop at its finest. Though he’s since released seven mixtapes and two EPs, Stro has gotten more notoriety lately for his appearances in films, such as Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, and his role on FOX’s Red Band Society, which ran for one season. Marco Mckinnis)
9. It’s available for stream, below. “Big Ups”
2. “I.D.K.Y.” (Feat. Most recently he was on tour overseas, an experience that heavily steered his direction for this new album. Stro’s Grade A Frequencies   tracklist:
1. “I’m thinking of the kids of the next generation, and the music that they need to hear. “2017 I’m done making music,” he says in his promo video for the project. Last year’s B.E.S.T B.Y F.A.R was packed with heat, and with a slew of visuals that surfaced around the time of its release, and over the past three months, he’s been teasing fans with new material. Before I was just rapping to rap, now I’m rapping to change the world.”
Grade A Frequencies is one of two LPs that Stro plans on releasing this year. “The Cool Kid”
4. Nathaniel) “Brownsville Freestyle”
8. “Thank God for That” (Feat. Included on the LP is “Aura,” which actually dropped last summer. From showing love to some of the culture’s greatest on “Big Ups,” to the ultra jazzy introspective flow of “From Me,” new and old fans will find lots to love. The Brooklynite first rose to national fame after appearing on America’s Got Talent in 2009, performing his single “Stop Looking At My Moms,” which appeared on his The Astronomical Kid EP. Twenty-year-old rapper Stro may be just dropping his first solo LP today (April 21), but he’s far from a new jack. “Bryson Filler Interlude”
7. “I’m making frequencies.” He goes on to explain that his latest body of work is a completely different vibe for him. Calm Down” (Feat. Not to say that Stro — who has twice smashed Sway’s “5 Fingers Of Death” — hasn’t been gaining heavy traction. “P.S.A. “Aura”

Revisit some of Friday’s best scenes below. John Witherspoon, who played Cube’s father, Mr. Jones, in both the original 1995 version of the film and aforementioned sequel, was a guest on The Power 95.3 GetUpCrew   in Orlando when he dropped the news. After the monumental success of 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, Cube’s plate is full. Orlando, FL – Although it’s been 15 years since Friday After Next, it looks like Ice Cube has signed up for the next installment in the Friday film series, according to his co-star. While on air, Witherspoon mentioned he had just spoken to Cube and that the project had received the “green light.”

While details are scarce, the film is presumably in its infancy stages and it could be quite a while before it actually hits the theaters. He’s currently juggling several different endeavors, including his BIG3 basketball league, VH1’s Hip-Hop Squares   and countless late night talk show appearances.

In a case that is still developing, Jeezy has been slapped with a wrongful death lawsuit after the family of a slain concert promoter repeated witness claims that someone who looked like the Atlanta star committed the crime. There is also a claim that a second witness depicted what the shooter looked like to police and that the final product also looked similar to Jeezy. Johnson’s children are seeking unspecified   damages and compensation for funeral expenses for their father. Jeezy’s legal team has kept quiet on the matter thus far. The outlet gained exclusive access to court documents that say the family took the account of an eyewitness who told Mountain View police that the shooter appeared to look like Young Jeezy. back in 2014, reports TMZ. In 2016, that same witness reportedly picked Jeezy’s photo out of a lineup and pegged him as Johnson’s killer. While Jeezy was never formally charged with a crime, the matter gained renewed interest after a witness came forth and repeated the same claim years later. Concert promoter Eric Johnson was shot five times backstage at a show featuring Wiz Khalifa and Jeezy in Mountain View, Calif.

“I haven’t stopped listening to it since he sent it to me,” LeBron James said. There’s no out. And the guy is an unbelievable talent. Indianapolis, IN – Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. “I don’t even know if that was last week or not. Given that simply being LeBron James makes him privy to select TDE perks, he was reportedly partially responsible for the release of Kendrick’s untitled unmastered. You become a statistic. And as an African-American kid growing up in the inner city they don’t believe that you can get out and become something. album. Following Kendrick’s Grammy performance last year, LeBron requested that Top Dawg “release those untitled tracks asap.” He revealed that from the time he first got his hands on the latest from K-Dot to now, he hasn’t stopped listening to the album. LeBron then offered some insight on where his Kendrick fandom stems from. His wordplay and his lyrics is unbelievable. a solid listen. So, that’s why I’m able to relate to a lot of his lyrics. And relate to a lot of his stories.”
Prior to last Friday’s (April 14) release of DAMN., LeBron shared video of himself vibing out to “ELEMENT.” and other tracks from the album in a video uploaded to Instagram. And it hit home for me at times because I was a kid that grew up in the inner city. is still in heavy rotation for NBA hooper LeBron James, despite King James previewing the album before it was made available to the general public. He offered praise for the Compton wordsmith’s lyrics and wordplay, and also applauded the rapper for dispelling the notion that you have to play basketball or sell drugs to make it out of the hood. And his story of the notion of you either play basketball or sell drugs or that’s it. Following the Cleveland Cavaliers impressive win over the Indiana Pacers Thursday (April 20), LeBron was asked if he’s had the opportunity to give DAMN. Before it came out.

It was a whole ‘nother power that be so what we can do now is we can start coming together and figuring out our own problems and home solutions. “DAMN. That’s something I can never run from in my music. I don’t even want to gravitate towards it. It’s me recognizing the lifestyle that I’ve grown to see and indulge in from time to time from a famous perspective. and obviously, he’s cemented his status as this generation’s GOAT if critics or potential first week sales have anything to say. He knocked them shits out. We say OK   we can’t control — now we see we can control what’s going on out there. It’s me recognizing the world around me. That ended today following a Beats 1 sitdown with Zane Lowe. here. I use it as a weapon using the line that you referenced. I don’t care if the statement is blunt or the statement is held back. He’s the greatest to ever even do it. To coming to grips with the idea of knowing who man — man was as a seven-year-old boy and figuring out who they see as Kendrick Lamar. I met him when I was 16. “Funny thing is that it was one of the first ideas for this record. He’s there and he’s rocking.”
Read DX’s review of DAMN. That’s how I’ve always felt about it since day one.”
Kid Capri Was One Of The First Ideas For DAMN. “The internet is a tricky place and the way our minds work in a psychological matter, we’re only going to see the good things anyway. “The best way for me to put it: To Pimp A Butterfly would be the idea of the thought of changing the world and how we worked and approach things,” he said. You see real different nationalities and cultures are coming together and actually standing up for themselves and I think that’s a pure reflection of this record prior to this even happening prior to even coming out. Indio, CA – It’s been a week since Kendrick Lamar dropped his full-length solo project   DAMN. I always felt as if God used me as a vessel period whether to show my flaws or tote my intellect or to show my pain or my hurt. I wanted it to feel like just the raw elements of Hip Hop whether I’m using 808s or some boom-bap jumps. My pops came to the studio after I’d been locked in with him for a minute and we got a relationship now — bring my pops through. He heard I was dealing with Top Dawg but my pops personally don’t know him as Top Dawg, the industry know him as Top Dawg … So when he walked in that room and he seen that Top Dawg was this guy, he flipped. The Thematic Difference Between To Pimp A Butterfly & DAMN. To share his message all across the board. The two met up ahead of   Lamar’s   second closing set at Coachella in Indio, CA. I wasn’t for it.”
Finding Out About The Events Around “Duckworth.”
“About a year after I met Top Dawg. These are ideas coming way beyond me. So me having a conversation with him and him sitting me down, he says, ‘Change doesn’t start while I’m here, it starts once we leave the space that we’re in.’”
Rihanna’s Feature On “Loyalty.”
“I love everything about her. I had him in the studio doing like a thousand takes. We’re going to block out the negative things. What’s going on now — we focusing on self. People are going to feel it if they know it’s real and you. To share my stories. These aren’t made up words. If you hear something and are made uncomfortable, these are his words. I can say the nastiest thing on record, but I still feel like as a vessel, you need to hear that cause I can’t sugarcoat the reality of what’s going on. Everybody’s not going appreciate and I know how it works. I want to go out there and see if you’re sitting out in the crowd looking at me with the mummy face or are you enjoying yourself?”
The   Donald Trump References
“I wanted more self-evaluation and discipline, because what’s going on now. I can’t sugarcoat the reality of my imperfections. It has to be a statement. You know I think, I believe, I know, this is what this album reflects.”

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The On-Wax Response To Geraldo Rivera
“I thought it was a trip, that it was clickbait, because anybody that know me they know that you know I represent my people, you know, and the culture the right way so to try and attack my character and make it an actual stunt. It’s three types of themes in that record. Taking all these different aspects and personalities from my own perspective and soul and putting them on record.”
Kendrick’s Thoughts On Religion
“We’re all spiritual beings period. The idea of having Kid Capri was originally on some trap type feel. Her artistry, how she represents women to not only be themselves but to express themselves the way she expresses herself through music, and how she carries herself. Still till this day they laugh and they laugh and they trip out and they tell the same story over and over to each other.”
Meeting Former President Barack Obama

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“A lot of times, being a kid when he was elected, not a kid just a younger adult, we get the idea —   well, I got the idea that shit was going to do a 360 like that. would be the idea I can’t change the world until I change myself.”
The Internet’s Reaction To DAMN. I love everything about her so I always wanted to work with her.”
“DNA.” Was   A Reflection Of Lessons Learned From Ice Cube
“[Ice Cube] said if your first opening lines don’t grab the listener, it ain’t shit. So you don’t have to, HipHopDX picked out the 10 best moments from the interview. We’re not focusing on him. But   Top Dawg Entertainment’s flagship MC has been relatively quiet when it comes to   interviews.

gucci mane & 21 Savage – “East atlanta day”

By now, it’s no secret Zaytoven is one of the most prolific producers in the game right now. The song is meant to serve as the first single from the highly anticipated project. The DX Digest for Friday (April 21) once again crowns Nas with the top honors for his DJ Shadow collaborative track, “Systematic,” while Curren$y’s high-octane “La Ferrari” single hits the second slot. Scroll below for more new music from Zaytoven, Gucci Mane and 21 Savage, Young M.A, 6LACK, and Gorillaz as well as newcomer JJ Singleton. “Systematic” is the inaugural track to be released from Mass Appeal Records’ forthcoming Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack out on June 16. Young m.a   – “red lyfe   FREESTYLE”

While fans are still waiting for Young M.A’s EP, Her Story, and   subsequent debut album, Her Story In The Making, the Brooklyn native is back with another video to keep things moving. That’s all about to change on May 5 when he drops his next project, the 7 Series EP. A$Ap Rocky & Juicy J – “Gilligan”

The ever-smiling D.R.A.M. f. Ahead of its unveiling, he’s shared the third single from the   album, “Lottery,” which follows “F With U” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and “Swish” with 2 Chainz. has enlisted the talents of A$AP Rocky and Juicy J for “Gilligan.” The song was premiered during his performance last weekend at Coachella and although the album art is purposely blurred, it doesn’t take much of an imagination to figure out what’s going on there. Titled “Red Lyfe Freestyle,” the Onassis and Xplosive-produced track is all about repping her Red Lyfe crew. The latest comes in the form of a first-ever DJ Shadow collaboration,   “Systematic,” which is taken from the Season 4 premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley. d.r.a.m. Those who are highlighted on the Up Next series get to also perform on the popular late night show. G perico – “All Blue”

South Central Los Angeles rhymeslinger G Perico keeps the music coming with another new video for “All Blue.” The video is the first taste of the blossoming rapper’s forthcoming album, also titled All Blue, which is expected to arrive on April 28. curren$y   – “la ferrari”

Curren$y   is back with an ambitious new single, “La Ferrari,” which finds the Jet Life Recordings head honcho rhyming over the instrumental of Ghostface Killah’s “Mighty Healthy.” The song is taken from his most recent   mixtape, The Fo20 Massacre, which arrived (appropriately) on Thursday (April 20), every weed smoker’s international holiday. D.R.A.M.’s “Gilligan” track with Juicy J and A$AP Rock slides in at number three while G Perico’s video for “All Blue” and Kid Ink’s “Lottery” round out the Top 5. Zaytoven f. Humanz is expected to hit the ‘net on April 28 and boasts guest appearances from the likes of Danny Brown, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Vince Staples and more. The track puts his storytelling prowess on display, telling   the tale of a Bonnie and Clyde-type romance that is kept alive by nothing but pure adrenaline. Nas – “Systematic”
Nas has been popping up left and right as of late, which for many Hip Hop fans is a welcomed return. WANT MORE? jj singleton   – “senior year”

After premiering the !llmind-produced “Change Your Mind” with Ebro/Beats One, JJ Singleton is back with his debut mixtape, Senior Year, which is now available for free download at Datpiff and streaming above. Check out Thursday’s edition here. With a debut album reportedly on the way soon, he’s dropped another gem, “East Atlanta Day,” featuring frequent collaborators Gucci Mane and 21 Savage. 6lack   – “prblms (live)”

One of Apple Music’s latest Up Next artists, 6LACK   has clearly benefited from Apple’s new deal with The Late Show With James Corden. gorillaz   – “saturn Barz (Baauer remix)”

As the Gorillaz kick into high gear promoting their upcoming album, Humanz, EDM producer Baauer has put his own touch on one of the album highlights, “Saturnz Barz,” which features Jamaican artist Popcaan. DJ Shadow f. On Thursday (April 20), 6LACK (along with Zane Lowe) headed to the CBS studios to perform “PRBLMS” complete with a live band and string section. kid ink   – “lottery”

Kid Ink has been relatively quiet since releasing his Rocketshipshawty 2 mixtape last year.

Shit is different once you sign a deal trust me if I could just drop my mixtape I would but I can't due to sample clearances etc
— ill yaya (@itskamaiyah) April 20, 2017

My mixtape does not drop this month it was pushed back 🚶🏾‍♀️
— ill yaya (@itskamaiyah) April 19, 2017

The 22-year-old artist garnered significant traction when she appeared with Drake and YG in the video for   “Why You Always Hatin’?” in 2016. Although it’s unclear when exactly Don’t Ever Get It Twisted will see the light of day, Kamaiyah was at least gracious enough to share the album art. Following 2016’s A Good Night In The Ghetto, Oakland-based rapper Kamaiyah is putting the finishing touches on her   new project, Don’t Ever Get It Twisted, which she teased early Thursday (April 20) with an Instagram post. It was initially scheduled to be released on Friday (April 21), but apparently it’s been pushed back due to sample clearance issues, according to a pair of tweets she wrote Wednesday (April 19) night. “Shit is different once you sign a deal trust me if I could just drop my mixtape I would but I can’t due to sample clearances, etc,” she wrote. Check it out below. The song was included on YG’s album, Still Brazy.  


Check out the flier for the Proximity Music Conference below. Denver, CO – For those wanting to learn about the ins and outs of the music industry, The Blueprint Group/Maverick is hosting the Proximity Music Conference in Denver on Saturday (April 22). There will also be a music showcase where artists can submit to perform. The On Your Way Up Panel will feature HipHopDX’s founder, owner and CEO Sharath “Tommy” Cherian speaking alongside President of Swish Management and PR of Tha Alumni Group Adrian Swish, West Coast producer Larry Jayy, Empire A&R and President at Secret Society Group Bobby Fisher, Empire artist and songwriter RajiTheOne and manager and producer at 3 Deep Francois Baptiste. Tickets for the Proximity Music Conference range from $75 to $500 and are available for purchase at The one-day event will be held at Regis University and features two panels, with members of The Blueprint group sharing their stories on the keynote sessions.

Like, the 9th Wonder stuff. “Wale is a good dude,” he said. During our short conversation, G-Eazy had this to say about being up to the challenge when rapping alongside The Chef himself. The most pure. I just locked myself in the studio for four months. “I’m motivated by myself but having the opportunity to work with somebody so iconic, legendary and that I’m a fan of, you have to rise to the occasion,” he said. “The album is almost done,” said G-Eazy. He’s a great rapper. “I mean it’s never done. I’m talking Back To The Future. He sent it over and I did it that day.”

However, the Bay Area native’s biggest guest spot this year for more traditional rap heads has to be the “Purple Brick Road” track from Raekwon’s The Wild album, which is a favorite around the DX office earning a 4.3. Everything. That’s it.’ But, it’s incredible. I live for that challenge. Indio,CA – While attending the first weekend of Coachella, DX’s Shirley Ju visited the Indio, CA’s Musicland Motel, which Mountain Dew converted into their Label Motel in promotion of their Label Series of drinks. Just getting a chance to talk to him and talk one-on-one was inspiring. He’s been consistent for the last six or seven years now. He asked me about doing the record and I was like it’s a no brainer. “That’s one of my real friends in music. “I was inspired by the challenge of it. You find a time to say ‘Ok I got to turn it in. I became a hermit and didn’t leave the house.”
As G-Eazy puts the final touches on his new album, he’s been doing some serious collaborating, including the recently released joint project with Carnage titled Step Brothers and more recently being featured on Wale’s “Fashion Week” single. I can tell you that. The most honest. You never know when it’s done. That’s what I feel.” Getting some time with G- Eazy, who made an appearance and performed at the event, he spoke with the FOMO Blog writer about the status of his follow-up to 2015’s platinum selling When It’s Dark Out. It’s the best work I’ve ever made. I built one in my house and that’s all I do.

A New Nite / Rosecrans Groove
Bad Azz (f. DOM KENNEDY, Boogie & Bad Lucc)
Move Something
Rosecrans (f. MC Eiht & Suga Free)

  Other guest features throughout   Rosecrans come from Wiz Khalifa, MC Eiht, Suga Free, Dom Kennedy, Boogie and Bad Lucc. Brittany Barber & Bryan J)
Take It off One Time (f. Problem and DJ Quik are back with the full-length   Rosecrans album after the success of their EP of the same name. Bad Lucc & Bryan J)
This Is Your Moment (f. The West Coast legend and the rising L.A. MC Eiht)
Funny How N****s Gon Change Things (f. DJ Quik and Problem’s   Rosecrans   album stream, cover art and tracklist are below. European Vacation (f. star have 12 tracks on the latest effort, including the title track with The Game and Candice Boyd that appeared on the original six-song project. Wiz Khalifa & Buddy)
Straight to the City
Central Ave (f. DJ Quik is known for   pioneering West Coast rap in the 1990s alongside Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and more while Problem has been on his grind and gained a major look when the Los Angeles Rams used his song “My Squad” as their official anthem last season. The Game & Candice Boyd)
You Are Everything
Chachi’s Ride (f.

One sharp-tongued commenter wrote, “Plot Twist. They all rap better than this guy.” Other critics were at least a little more constructive: “If he woulda came off harder shit woulda went waaay viral but dis nigga sounds like ah amature ??? Facebook really gotta watch this video so they see the need for a zero star rating. Unfortunately, the comment section isn’t so kind (it never is). With that in mind, it’s not surprising that when an online rapper by the name of Gee Mac took aim at the entire subgenre, he invoked the wrath of the whole damn internet in the comments section. much love to all the @lilyachty fans hating for blowing this up.” Nothing more authentic than a clown dressing up in Halloween costumes for his music videos.”

As for all the hate he’s catching, Gee Mac doesn’t seem to mind, posting on Facebook: “27,000 Views already on Facebook? try again bro ion fuck wit em niether but try again n have character n ya flow #2Basic”
A posted named Erik Foreman wrote “Why can’t I rate zero stars? Well, it has picked up 58,000 views in just under a day, and it’s got more “Likes” and “Laughing” reacts than it does “Angry” ones, so that’s gotta be of some comfort to Gee Mac. This kid is unadulterated ass cheeks … Lmfao @ saying hiphop is dead while killing it at the same time. Between Kodak Black, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty and anyone else who’s ever been hit the “mumble rapper” tag, you’re talking about millions and millions of fans. In a video posted to his Facebook, captioned “Rapper Murders All Mumble Rappers In Diss — RIP LIL BOAT,” Gee Mac comes for pretty much half of 2017’s most popular rappers, dropping bars like “This ain’t a sub diss, I’m talking to Savage/ Slowed it a bit down so he understands it/ Why in the fuck do you look like Ash Wednesday?/ How long you been fasting, how much do you weigh?”
So is the track hot?

“And she had nothing to do with whatever was going on with us before, anyway. “But then you come back with another video, speaking on my marriage, which is a no-no,” she added. It’s never been anything extra with me and Floyd. But I’ve been knowing Floyd for a long time. and Bernice Burgos, Tiny revealed that the rapper isn’t with Burgos. The singer also added that Burgos, who she referred to as someone “that comes in and is gone,” had no involvement with her divorce from T.I. That’s cool. Actually, I was already dancing,” Tiny said. Never. And the only problem I have with her is … Somebody made a comment about her on my page. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” reality show for six seasons, the last of which is airing now. Despite rumors of an alleged relationship between T.I. The Xscape songstress confirmed that reality TV did in fact “put a little strain” on her relationship with T.I. “I wasn’t up on him, Wendy. “And then you come back with the final video, singing my song. “don’t have anything now.” “We’re friends. Tameka “Tiny” Harris appeared to be at her most candid this week on The Wendy Williams Show as she discussed her pending divorce from T.I., the Atlanta rapper’s relationship with model Bernice Burgos, and her own relationship with boxer Floyd Mayweather. She replied. “He’s not even with her, first of all,” Tiny said. since “it keeps people in your business.” The two appeared on VH1’s   “T.I. She’s supposed to be quiet.’ Every woman that’s not the one knows that you supposed to be quiet.”

Tiny later confirmed that despite a video of her dancing with boxer Floyd Mayweather at a party for Mariah Carey, the two are just friends. I said what I said. We were already going through whatever we were going through. And I’m feeling like ‘Okay, now you keep coming’ … I stepped to him like, ‘Don’t she know her place? She just came in the picture after I filed for divorce. Although it’s unclear if the divorce has been finalized, Tiny did reveal on to Williams that she and T.I. According to Tiny, her only issue with Burgos came when the model offered unwelcome commentary on her marriage in video uploaded to Instagram. He’s a nice-looking man, but it’s never been anything other than a friendship.”
In December of last year, Tiny filed for divorce from T.I., following a marriage of more than six years.

“I am content,” he says. “The world will try to steal the gold in you, but as long as you know that, they never can, especially when you’re jaded to it. I want that to be the narrative of the album. “When Sage learned I went through a divorce, he sent me a card and advanced original copy of my most favorite album of all time   then sat on the phone with me for hours while I ran through the story,” he says. “I am happy. “While that is not the narrative of the album, it is the heartbeat of the album. I was completely buried while wrapped in a plastic bag. “When musicians say an album saves their lives, gives them a true purpose and prevents them from suicide when they realize their self worth because of it,   that is what this album meant and still means to me,” Cas One tells HipHopDX. Figure, is comprised of Evansville, Indiana MC Cas One and prolific EDM producer Figure, who both meld their individual styles into a sonically aggressive body of work. I adore empathy. I think there is such huge value in people knowing that they’re not the only ones that have those feelings. With his help, he was able to eventually   escape the extremely dark place he was mentally trapped in and emerge on the other side of pain — stronger than ever. “When I talk about what I went through while making this album, I would be miserable knowing that people sympathized. I was bound in the trunk of a car, but I had a blast.”
Perhaps the most alluring part of making music for Cas is that he gets to do it with his best friend, Figure. It is about victory.”
While making the album, Cas went through the pain of a sudden divorce, which was when   the SFR mastermind really showed his true colors and offered his unwavering support, something that was invaluable to Cas at the time. This album is not about depression, suicide or failure. “I knew we made the right decision [to sign with SFR] even more so then.”
All of his recent experiences tie into the title of the album and the “Staying Gold” video is a prime example of the sacrifices Cas has made to bring his wildest dreams to fruition. Dolan, Dope KNife and DJ Abilities, Cas One Vs. Eric [Hunter] wrote the story of the video to play out like ‘The Outsiders’ meet ‘Pulp Fiction.’ I was shirtless in the freezing cold. As the duo continues its stint on The Four Horsemen Tour with B. I know that Figure and I made an incredible album, and since our egos didn’t kill us, we get to bring it to you.”  
So Our Egos Don’t Kill Us is now available in all formats and can be found here. “[‘Staying Gold’] tells the story of ‘So Our Egos Don’t Kill Us,’” he explains. SFR’s latest signee, Cas One Vs. Indie Hip Hop stalwart Sage Francis established his own imprint, Strange Famous Records (SFR) in 1996, and since then has brought a bevy of eclectic artists into his Strange family, including B. Dolan, Cecil Otter of Doomtree, Wheelchair Sports Camp and Buck 65. I believe that empathy is something that helps the world keep spinning. “I despise sympathy,” he continues. Figure’s first official video “Staying Gold” has not only made its way to the masses, but its debut album, So Our Egos Don’t Kill Us, has also   officially been released, a record that Cas One credits with saving his life.

Right after thanking his “kinfolk family, kinfolk clan,” Kendrick reassures his fans that “we’ll continue to bang, I got some more music.”
Before revealing any further details, the   DAMN. (@BorisMichaell) April 21, 2017 rapper seems to get distracted, saying “Oh I’m stopping the line up?” and bids his fans goodbye, telling them once again he appreciated them. Dot. Well… DAMN. Compton, CA – Cousin Tyrone may have already eaten that entire vinyl record after the theories about an Easter Sunday Kendrick album proved to be false, but it looks like it might not be that long before we get our ears on some new K. Kendrick : "I got more music coming.."
—. In an Instagram live video that he shot in Best Buy while meeting fans, the Compton rapper briefly spoke about new music that could be in the pipeline before hitting us with a metric ton of suspense when he realized he was holding up the line.

His latest posthumous release comes in the form of the beat tape called   Motor City, which boasts 19 tracks plus some notable features from Hip Hop pioneers like Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes, who both pop up on an exclusive J. Motor City 1
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Motor City (J Rocc Mix) Motor City follows the release of Dilla’s full-length album,   The Diary, and the compilation,   Jay Dee’s Ma Dukes Collection. Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below. Ma   Dukes has been instrumental in arranging all of his posthumous releases through the J Dilla Foundation, which aims to enrich the community by enhancing local music programs and awarding students with scholarships, while keeping Dilla’s name alive. It’s complete with a handwritten message to him that is included in the insert. Rocc remix, the “J-Rocc Blend #2.”
The album is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope and framed as a “letter” to Jay Dee from his mother, Ma Dukes. Although coveted Detroit beatsmith J Dilla lost his life in 2006, he’s left behind a treasure trove of timeless musical compositions.