Lil Wayne Claims “Tha Carter V” Is “Coming Soon”

Since then,   Tha Carter V has been the subject of contention between the mogul and his “son.” Earlier this year, Baby said that the album is “definitely” coming, claims that Wayne quickly shut down. F*ck Cash Money. Amid the drama,   Martin Shkreli alleged that he had the record and played some of the music for his followers. Besides   Tha Carter V, Lil Wayne is prepping   Funeral,   Velvet and   Dedication 6. We might be closer to the release of Lil Wayne’s   Tha Carter V as Weezy himself declared the much-anticipated project is “coming soon” during a recent show. Lil Wayne says "C5 coming soon. It's the Roc." pic.twitter.com/aZlj3mXC9V
— Hot Freestyle (@hotfreestyie) April 29, 2017

Lil Wayne made his woes against Birdman and the label public back in December 2014. In the clip, Wayne also declares “Fuck Cash Money” and “It’s the Roc.” This echoes his previous statement of allegiance to Jay Z’s brand, which he previously clarified does not mean he’s signed with Roc Nation, but that Hov is fully supporting the New Orleans rapper in his battle against Cash Money.

Future’s Nobody Safe Tour Replaces Kodak Black

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— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) April 29, 2017 The Harlem rapper was previously slated to join the Nobody Safe Tour as a special guest on selected dates. Although no reason for the swap has been made public, Kodak Black is in jail awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty of violating his probation. The “Tunnel Vision” rapper’s next hearing is May 4, the same day the Nobody Safe Tour kicks off in Memphis. The Atlanta superstar shared a flier for the upcoming trek on Twitter Friday (April 28) and Project Baby’s name is nowhere to be seen. View Future’s tweet with the updated Nobody Safe Tour dates and lineup below. The new flier also shows several new stops in California and an additional date in Future’s hometown. His maximum sentence is eight years in prison, but his lawyer believes that it’s more likely he will receive a lighter punishment such as having his probation extended. Young Thug is still listed as a special guest while A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Zoey Dollaz are now scheduled to join in on a handful of performances. Instead, A$AP Ferg is shown as the last featured artist under Migos and Tory Lanez. It appears that Kodak Black is off of Future‘s Nobody Safe Tour.

Ciara & Russell Wilson Welcome Baby Girl

Congratulations to the couple! We Love You. Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. She has one son with the Atlanta superstar who she was once engaged to. Ciara and Russell Wilson have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. The child weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. 7:03 pm 7 lbs 13 oz. Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. 4.28.2017 Photo By Daddy ❤️
A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) on Apr 28, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback posted the same image. In her caption for a photo of herself sitting by the ocean, CiCi promises little Sienna that she and Russell will always be there for her. Ciara and Russell got married last summer. Love, Mommy & Daddy. 4.28.2017
A post shared by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on Apr 28, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT

This comes months after Ciara called off her multi-million dollar lawsuit against Future. The singer made the announcement on Instagram that she gave birth to her daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, on Friday (April 28) at 7:03 p.m. 7:03 pm 7 lbs 13 oz. Love, Daddy & Mommy. We Love You.

Nef The Pharaoh Releases “The Chang Project”

The album is made up of 15 tracks and includes features from Ty Dolla $ign,   Caleborate, Larry June, Remedy and Sacramento’s Mozzy. “40’s always taught me to stay hungry and humble,” Nef said to HipHopDX in the fall about having E-40 as a mentor. Cause once you’re satisfied, that’s when they stop caring about you, that’s when you stop working hard. Even though we selling out shows, I used to perform in front of five people and five people turned into fifty, fifty to five hundred, five hundred, five thousand, seventy-five thousand people. When really I just look at it like as long as I stay in the rap game, as long as I’m alive, as long as I’m breathing, I’m gonna always play this game like I’m a freshman, like I’m the freshman trying to prove myself. Caleborate)
Spice (f. Nef has a tribute to Lauryn Hill on a song named after her. I’m never gonna get satisfied. Rydah J. I don’t ever wanna be satisfied. Save a Hoe 2k17 (f. Slimmy B)
Bass Head
Cpt. Larry June)
Remedy’s Interlude (f. Mozzy, Neech, Daboii & Lul G) It’s crazy. “A lot of people, they just get to a certain point in their career and they stay there and they’re satisfied. Remedy)
Klondike (f. LOE Gino)
Bling Blaow (f. I never wanna be satisfied. Ty Dolla $ign)
Move4 (f. Khyenci)
Out There (f. Nef The Pharaoh is continuing to make his own legacy in the Bay Area as he releases   The Chang Project. Drake brought him onstage during the Summer Sixteen stop in Oakland along with Mac Dre’s mother and Mistah F.A.B. Chang You Are My Life (f. I’m always gonna stay hungry.”
Stream Nef The Pharaoh’s   The Chang Project   above and see the album’s cover art and tracklist below. Yhung T.O.)
Back Out (f. Klyde)
Don’t Stress (f. Remedy & The Real Lil Kayla)
Lauryn Hill
Everything Big (Remastered)
My N****s (f. Like I’m trying to prove a point, like I’m trying to earn that spot. E-40 has taken the rising star under his wing and had him featured on his “Slappin” single. The Chang Project   comes as Nef has made his run with a handful of mixtapes and gotten some major co-signs. Omb Peezy & Jay Ant)
LOE Gino’s Interlude (f.

DMX Reportedly Checks Into Rehab

The Ruff Ryders legend made the call after canceling a series of performances due to what was deemed a “medical emergency.” DMX reportedly entered the rehab facility voluntarily Thursday (April 28) in Southern California with the support of his manager, Pat Gallo, and his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons. “We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support.”
The Dog took the stage last week at the Ruff Ryders reunion show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn where the show was littered with technical issues and some ramblings. “It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer,” Gallo said in a statement. This is not DMX’s first trip to rehab as he’s battled substance abuse for quite some time. DMX has checked himself into rehab, according to TMZ.

Young Greatness Explains Leaving Quality Control For Cash Money

Numbers don’t lie. I don’t give a fuck about that. Right now we’re going through a major problem because I have so many singles. In my family, it was already in their head for me to eventually go there. I did that and in less than a year, I made one of the biggest songs the label had and sold a lot of units — over 800,000 to be exact. That’s what you have managers and lawyers for. I feel like I have to start back over because I have to prove it to them again. I’m excited about the summer. “And, I’m cool with that because me coming from last year, I feel like I earned everyone’s respect. A few months after that, that’s when both of them collectively took me to the home team. We weren’t able to put it together then. Fuck what they talken about. Questions regarding his label status came up   after a Billboard interview with Birdman last February revealed that Mr. “One of my cousins worked for Mannie Fresh when I was a kid. Let them handle the business. “Sometimes when you do business, you have different opinions in the way we see things and sometimes, things aren’t meant to work. It’s kind of hard to choose which one it’s going to be right now. This year, I wanted to break some new talent.”

HipHopDX Associate Producer Ural Garrett spoke with Young Greatness about leaving Quality Control and lessons he learned from his time there. His breakout single “Moolah”   earned him a gold plaque, he toured opening for Kevin Gates, and he even found himself being co-managed by Akon. “You know Drake, Nicki [Minaj], Wayne coming with their projects. Theodore Jones was now signed with Cash Money. They just wanted to see somebody from the city win. “People can say what they want, they talked about Jesus. They put up major numbers and their artists are the number one artists in the game. “First of all, there’s no ill will between me, Coach K and P so let’s just clear that out,” said Young Greatness. Birdman this and Cash Money that. Then, the New Orleans rapper just disappeared. That shit really don’t matter. I was always the one who never gave a fuck about what people say. So, this time I’m going to shove it in their face even harder. Cash Money was one of the labels that set the tone for the whole rap game and you can never deny history. It’s about what’s on black and white. I came in and did numbers. You can never question God’s judgment.”
But he didn’t leave the Atlanta-based label without learning anything. “As a label on a whole, it’s an excellent label to be on,” he said. That’s what molded me into who I am today.”
Speaking of his new home at Cash Money, he said talks of his move to the label began while he was at QC. You just stick to being a great artist and putting out good content.”
Enjoying a new label home and plans to release a new project in the upcoming months appropriately titled Bloody Summer, expect Young Greatness to be working overtime with his career refresh. It’s a great play off of ‘Moolah.’ So be ready.” “They have a lot of talent over there. “It was already genetically there,” he explained. Once things appeared to the public that things were kind of shaky with my situation. “To be honest with you, I feel like I’m starting all the way over,” he said. That’s what I did.  

Despite Cash Money churning out some of music’s greatest artists both past and present, the label hasn’t had the best reputation in the last several years, including the high-profile rift between Lil Wayne and Birdman. “At the end of the day numbers don’t lie,” he said. They were willing to work with them to go further considering the fact that I was from New Orleans. It was their vision for me. Hollywood – Being on the same label as   Migos and Lil Yachty, Young Greatness   was looking to have the same crossover   success following his run in 2016. God has his own plan for you. I feel like with that situation, it wasn’t God’s plan for me. I choose my own path with my career. Regardless, that didn’t matter to Young Greatness. It might be this record I got called “We Rollin.” It’s real big and a nice summer record. That’s one of the biggest things I learned was in competition, you have to focus on what you have to do and not what the next person is doing. I was actually still on Quality Control at the time. You going to get a lot from me this summer. “We got new artists like The Money Man, Young Greatness,” Birdman told Billboard. Slim reached out before Baby and wanted to talk to me about my situation. When you look at that versus the he-said/she-said, it’s about the facts. I got a lot of dope records. One thing I learned being over there was that you have to earn your keep.

Desiigner Finally Announces “Liife Of Desiigner” Album

While it’s unlikely that any artist — including Desiigner himself — will match the cultural impact of “Panda,” it’s likely that Liife of Desiigner will do solid numbers. Droppiing The Album iiN July 😁🇺🇸🔥🎼💯💯⬆️
— Desiigner (@LifeOfDesiigner) April 28, 2017

Come To The OUTLET TOUR To Get Fiirst Liisten Of The 🎼🎼😁😁 #LiifeOfDesiignerAlbum
— Desiigner (@LifeOfDesiigner) April 28, 2017

Many critics and fans are skeptical about the ability to meet, or let alone exceed, the success of his debut single, and initial handful of songs. Yet, he dodged the dreaded one-hit wonder pitfall when his second single “Tiimmy Turner,” which went viral and also went Platinum — and featured a Kanye West remix. A post shared by FunkFlex (@funkflex) on Apr 23, 2017 at 5:17pm PDT

While “Thank God I Got It” and “Up” don’t seem to be catching on his SoundCloud, “Up” has cracked a million on YouTube, and “Thank God I Got It” is well on its way. Currently signed to Yeezy’s GOOD Music imprint, and on his Outlet Tour, he announced his upcoming Liife Of Desiigner   album earlier today on Twitter, and those who take in his tour dates will get to hear it first. Still, the new records are having an impact online; Since it was released on February 14th, Outlet has over 4 million spins on his official YouTube channel and over 3.5 million on his official SoundCloud page. “Holy Ghost” has amassed well over 4 million cumulative spins. With or without radio support, Desiigner seems to be thriving and enjoying every step of the journey. Last week he allegedly tweeted “Fuck NY RADIO,” which could potentially have been a sign of frustration about the lack of support from hometown influencers for his new music. His hit record “Panda,” which was HipHopDX on our “most lit songs of 2016” list, became a cultural phenomenon, spawning a never ending sea of remixes, and becoming certified 5x Platinum. New York City, NY – Desiigner has had an unquestionably good 365 days. Much of that skepticism stems from the lackluster commercial performance of his three new singles, which have — thus far — failed to penetrate radio or Billboard, while “Panda” is currently at #100 after 64 weeks on the Digital R&B/Hip-Hop single sales chart.