The tour is scheduled to kick off in Phoenix, Arizona on July 12. Travis and Kylie Jenner holding hands @coachella pic.twitter.com/qNg6V7JCGR
— BirdsEyeView (@FutureLaFlame) April 22, 2017

This latest appearance from Scott and Jenner comes as Jenner and former beau Tyga have apparently called it quits following a lengthy, high-visibility relationship. Tour. #BallerAlert – spotted – #TravisScott and #KylieJenner at the #HoustonRockets game
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This serves as their second appearance together in less than a week, making the internet eager to label the two an item. A courtside appearance from rapper   Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner   has the internet wondering “are they or aren’t they?”
The pair’s joint appearance went down yesterday (April 25) at Houston’s Toyota Center as the Houston Rockets dashed any hopes of a NBA Championship for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tyga was spotted out with 26-year-old model Jordan Ozuna   last week in a photo that instantly became a meme. Video of their encounter was shared on Twitter last week. News of a possible romance between Scott and Jenner comes days after it was revealed that the Houston rhymer will be joining fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar on his DAMN. Over the weekend, the two were caught holding hands at the Coachella music festival, where Scott performed.



I Bought her a house 2012 before I knew I was gone be one of the biggest artists out here …,,still!!! And my AUNT JUNE sends me this ….🙏🏿#GODISLOVE #prettygirlsliketrapmusic on the way , it's a celebration
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2 Chainz didn’t share any photos of the actual house, but Aunt June certainly loves it and we have no doubt that the “Good Drank” rapper didn’t skimp on quality. I Bought her a house 2012 before I knew I was gone be one of the biggest artists out here …,,still!!! I am very proud of u. And my AUNT JUNE sends me this.”
The touching message from his aunt read: “I am glad that u are blessed to take care of your mom, which she deserves. I love you mom you deserve it! So fit for us both to be blessed. I love you mom you deserve it! 2 Chainz has solidified his spot as a top-tier son by buying a new house for his mom. Many more blessing for u. The rapper posted to Instagram a screengrab of a text from his aunt June, thanking him for his generosity. Continue to stay humble and watch what God will do.”

So I bought my moms a new house today for no reason , well it is a reason , she my momma! He wrote, “So I bought my moms a new house today for no reason , well it is a reason , she my momma! All the obstacles she and I have been through, God.



Going off the top is something of a lost art these days, and Vers: The Rap Game is trying to bring it back. Also, if the Kickstarter passes $100,000, Spatch Games promises to host a ballet that will be broadcast “to the entire world.”
Writing on the Kickstarter page, Spatch explained how he came up with the idea for Vers:
“I was tired of people in university saying I shouldn’t rap because it was unprofessional. The game works by players drawing two cards — one theme card, and one card that has three rhyming words on it that a player must use. The game features 400 cards. So I made the game and it’s fun and silly and everyone can play it.”
This video gives an overview of how the game works: Spatch has set up a Kickstarter to help him produce the game, and he’s already halfway toward his target of $10,000. If you’re thinking about investing in the game, a pledge of $25 or more will get you a copy. Northeastern University student Jerry Spatch has created a card game that could really help any aspiring MC work on their freestyling ability. Everywhere I went, when people heard about rap they’d think of a bunch of things that it wasn’t. For a pledge of $3,000, Jerry will visit you (provided you live in the Continental US) and   you’ll get some tea together. We’re no maths geniuses but we’re pretty sure that comes to a whole lot of combinations — meaning the game should have a great shelf-life.



had in fact topped the Billboard 200 chart with its first week sales, Billboard reports that the album is heading toward a second week at the top of the coveted chart. It marks his third #1 album, and also serves as the highest-selling debut of 2017. Days after it was confirmed that Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Following the release of DAMN., Kendrick fans were apparently struck with a bit of nostalgia given that all four of his albums broke into the Billboard 200   this week. Released on April 14, DAMN. has accomplished plenty for Kendrick in the past two weeks. The album, which received emoji-filled praise from K.Dot’s mama, is predicted to sell between 220,000 and 240,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 27. Kung Fu Kenny is showing no signs of stopping when it concerns his elite placement on the Billboard 200 chart.



Other Hip Hop acts to grace the HARD Summer stage include Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, E-40, Mike WiLL Made-It, Tink, Egyptian Lover and Skepta fresh off his appearances on Drake’s   More Life. Thank you for an amazing 10 years. The two-day festival, which will be held August 5 and 6 at the Speedway in Fontana, California, features DJ Snake and Rae Sremmurd as headliners for the first night while Snoop Dogg will be performing   Doggystyle to close out the weekend. Dre. This one is very special to me. Fontana, CA – This year, HARD Summer is celebrating its 10th anniversary and festival founder Gary Richards aka Destructo is doing it big for the celebration. Then the records started catching on and so I wanted to bring in more rap and everyone was like, ‘You got to meet Wax. I could’ve never envisioned it being this big but I’m not mad at it.”
Tickets go on sale for 2017’s HARD Summer Friday (April 28). I never imagined it could be this big,” he shared. You are the best lets party HARD this summer. “I got a record label, so I used to always make records and then no one buys records, so I was like, ‘I guess I’m just fucking done.’ I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I decided I’d go back to DJing and try to sell concert tickets and started HARD, and then a couple years into it just started going to the studio more trying to make some records. After more than two decades in the game, Snoop is preparing to release his   Neva Left album in May. “It’s just crazy. Los Angeles / So Cal always having my back. If you want to do house and rap, then Wax is the dude.’ So we linked up and then a couple years later it just keeps getting bigger. On sale Friday 4.28 – 9am PST
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Destructo spoke with HipHopDX last year about the popularity of the festival and how he’s bridged the worlds of Hip Hop and EDM. He recalled making a DJ play while he got cash to pay 2 Live Crew before they would take the stage, among other memories that make HARD Summer special to him. The Doggfather released the album in 1993 with the classic cuts “Gin and Juice” and “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None).”   Doggystyle   was   his debut after getting on West Coast anthems “Deep Cover” and “Nuthin But a ‘G’ Thang” with Dr.



Maybe it means this.’ But at the same time, music is universal. Maybe it doesn’t mean what I thought. Now, practically all Hip Hop fans can quench their thirst for knowledge equally as Spotify and Genius have released their “Behind the Lyrics” feature to Android. To celebrate the expansion to Android, Khalid is sharing the stories behind every track on his   American Teen album. The program was initially introduced to iPhone iOS last year with “Fact Tracks” where users were given anecdotes to songs right as the music played. But with this, you can see what the artist felt. The rising star shares why he believes in the program. “Genius’s Behind the Lyrics on Spotify is very helpful because it gives you insight on what the artist was thinking about when they created the record. ‘You know what? Music can mean anything you want.”
Spotify users can find the available tracks from “Behind The Lyrics” on the “Behind The Lyrics: Hip Hop” and “Today’s Top Hits” playlists. “You listen to a record, and you interpret it your own way. It also lets you think about things you didn’t think of before,” Khalid says to Spotify.



Joe does think it’s a   good strategy though and cites the impact of   Lil B’s I’m Gay   album   as an example. Joe Budden has made his opinion on Hip Hop’s new wave of rappers crystal clear: he doesn’t like them. The 19-year-old Grammy-nominated artist, who is used to this kind of criticism, responded with a tweet of Lil B’s diss record aimed at Budden from six years ago called “T Shirt and Buddens” as his “mood.”
My Mood 🎶🎶🎶 https://t.co/d7nIVHrpNh
— lil boat kot* (@lilyachty) April 25, 2017

Joey apologized to Yachty fans on his podcast Tuesday (April 25) and responded to Yachty’s tweets by praising Lil B’s 2010 diss. He’s just having fun everyone! “I don’t think that Yachty’s label [Capitol Records] is Hip Hop. Joey recently took aim at self-proclaimed King of Teens, Lil Yachty, on Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” series by calling him a “troll.”
He specifically shared his disdain for Yachty’s Teenage Emotions album cover, which embraces diversity and is representative of what society would consider social rejects. 5.26.17
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“I don’t think that Yachty is Hip Hop,” Budden   said. Mood …. nigga lol
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) April 25, 2017

Lmao just having fun https://t.co/NBVktotAUz
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) April 25, 2017

That Lil B diss still hard all these years later tho lol
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) April 25, 2017 When you’re not Hip Hop   and you’re trying to just troll or exploit, you get things like this album cover.”
The “Pump It Up” rapper then suggests Lil Boat is pandering gays and is ruining the Hip Hop culture.



Every time he’d come to Atlanta, he’d hit my phone. I wanted that s*** to sound just as crazy. entailed, including how the pair initially crossed paths in 2012 via a connection Mike shared with ScHoolboy Q. I wanted it to sound like he’s battling the beat.”

Other highlights of the interview include how “HUMBLE.” was a record Mike WiLL initially wanted for Ransom 2 but K-Dot’s team told him to keep it for the album and got the producer’s blessing. “I didn’t want the beat to just sound like a regular boom-clap, boom-clap. “Just imagine him a cappella rapping the second half of ‘DNA.’   and I had to build a beat around that,” he explained. “At this time, I hadn’t really heard of Kendrick,” he said. Check out Mike WiLL Made-It’s full interview by here. Mike WiLL Made-It explained that Q made the introduction to K-Dot during a stop in Atlanta and began the first of their attempts to work together. The first two tracks they worked on also happened to be DAMN.‘s first singles and Mike WiLL Made-It shared how he crafted the second portion of “DNA.” around Lamar rapping without a beat. Another interesting revelation was that “HUMBLE.” was crafted with a recently-released Gucci Mane in mind but was artfully intercepted by Kung Fu Kenny. “So I went to the studio with him [and] played him a bunch of beats. Or when I’d come to L.A., I would always link up with him.”
He went on to say that while his attempts to provide tracks for good kid, m.A.A.d city and To Pimp A Butterfly didn’t connect, they finally found some cohesion when Lamar began work on his latest opus. The Ransom 2 mastermind sat down with NPR and shared what his involvement with DAMN. The Atlanta producer provided the heat for DAMN.‘s first two singles, “HUMBLE.” and “DNA.,” which shifted gears from the heavily orchestrated sound present on To Pimp A Butterfly. Mike WiLL Made-It gave Kendrick Lamar some of the most aggressive production many have heard the Compton superstar rhyme over.



One thing that hadn’t seen much discussion   were the details around the official soundtrack for the film, set to be distributed by Summit Entertainment. It’ll be a Treach record. It will not be any bullshit mumble rap on this soundtrack.”
Watch the trailer below. as one of Hip Hop’s most celebrated and controversial figures, who recently just got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was suppose to do a song with Tupac called ‘The Struggle Continues’ but we never got to do it because he passed but that was my bro so rest in peace to him and Afeni.”
DJ Quik was in attendance performing alongside Suga Free and Hi-C and spoke with DX about being consulted for the All Eyez On Me soundtrack and the time he spent mixing the 1996 Diamond-selling classic. It’s an All Eyez On Me double CD giving new opportunities to a lot of different people alongside some marquee acts. I was in studio B and he was in studio A. @snoopdogg @dazdillinger @kuruptgottidpg #dpg4lifemovie @alleyezmovie #alleyezonme #2pac #tupac #weworking
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“There is a soundtrack, but [it’s also] a tribute soundtrack,” said Hutton. Inglewood, CA – After years of delays, director changes and much controversy, Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me is heading to theaters June 16. “About the All Eyez On Me soundtrack, we got a Tupac song that I did with me, Shock G and Treach of Naughty By Nature,” said Numskull. There will be a Rappin 4-Tay record. All Eyez On Me is necessary and puts a timestamp on one of the greatest rappers. It’s a melting pot of Tupac’s vision. “So people get to pay homage and it’s not a bunch of songs that you already heard and know already. You will not hear on this soundtrack anything that doesn’t have substance. “That’s going to be great. “I’m mad that Tupac didn’t make more records and live more days on earth because All Eyez On Me had me and Dr. “We got a song on the soundtrack called ‘Homie Love,’” said Kam. Hutton, who gave some serious information on the project, from paying tribute to the original’s double disc format to guest features. The Benny Boom-directed film stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr. I did it straight for this.”
Later on, DX also spoke   with West Coast Kam at the concert, who said his contribution to the soundtrack is a family affair with his son and nephew. It all kicked off when Luniz   member   Numskull had this to say about his possible contribution to the soundtrack. Tupac wasn’t about that. I’d put the DAT in and listen to ‘California Love’ before the world heard it. Dre in the studio like, ‘You want to go home tonight’ and he’d be like, ‘I got it,’” said Quik. Lil Wayne never got to rap with Pac. Late last year, he even clapped back at John Singleton after the director who was once attached to the film made some unfavorable comments about the movie. HISTORICAL MOMENT!!! “You have to stay true to the roots of the West Coast and who he really rocked with,” he said. “My vision would be — me and E-40 talk every day so there’ll be a 40 record. Dre would come back and send me a DAT of ‘California Love’ to my room. What would you say to Pac and how would you pay tribute. Over the weekend, however, DX Live’s Jake Rohn got a chance to speak with several West Coast legends during this year’s Krush Groove event at The Forum in Inglewood about just that. It’ll be the truest form of what it is. He was more than rap but a sum of his parts.”
The biggest revelation of the night came from producer L.T. So in the Pac spirit, what kind of song would you create? Same thing with Kendrick. It’s going to be epic. I swear to God, I think I must have lost an eyeball or tooth listening to that shit. “Dre would leave and I’d be there mixing a bunch of records. No disrespect to any of those people who do that, but we weren’t about that. So the soundtrack is a tribute album to pay homage and to keep the legacy of Tupac going.”
During the interview, Hutton also said to expect some of Tupac’s peers to make appearances and that the music will be filled with substance. Hutton has been the pointman for the All Eyez On Me film for several years and was one of many responsible for putting the biopic into production. “I produced the track.



I love you Dad. “I am in tears and my heart is heavy. I'm just glad I made it here. “This morning, my father passed away,” he wrote on Instagram. Dad you are my hero. The doctor came in and said he's stable, but hasn't had anything to eat in 10 days. #familyfirst
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He later hit social media to show appreciation for fans reaching out in support. Wrapped last night at 4am from @empirefox, hopped on the first thing smoking, to get to my father. HipHopDX expresses our condolences to Xzibit and his family. This is tough. #semperfi”
In March, X to the Z revealed through the social media site that his father was suffering from an unidentified illness and hadn’t eaten at that point in 10 days. Despite slowing down on the music front with his last release being The Murder Show   alongside Demrick and B-Real as The Serial Killers, Xzibit has continued to rise as an actor. Earlier Tuesday morning (April 25), Xzibit made the announcement that his dad had passed. Hopefully I can get his spirits up and get him to eat something. Thank you for everything you taught me, how you raised me, how you challenged me, how you loved your family. I don’t have the words right now. This includes his ongoing role on Empire, which got renewed for a fourth season, and a starring role on the recently released film   Grow House with Snoop Dogg and Lil Duval.



Check out the video and Qbert’s Instagram post above, and pre-order the reissue here. Octagonecologyst, which includes 28-tracks, five previously unreleased cuts, three vinyl records, an octagonal box, and a 40-page booklet written by author Brian Coleman. Octagonecologyst, to critical acclaim, a coveted project considered a classic by most Hip Hop aficionados. “You know what? I’m about to get misty. Octagon record meant to me. While performing at Denver’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom alongside fellow Dr. Octagon,” Lif said. “Not to mention Kool Keith is one of my favorite MCs of all time — slept on in some cases, but he’s one of the most influential MCs to ever bless a microphone.”

I ❤️ Denver! First of all, that’s when I first came into contact with the work of Dan The Automator and my homeboy Qbert … that shit blew my mind. A post shared by kyleeustice (@kyleeustice) on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:59am PDT

“Brand new Dr. Octagon coming out,” he added. “To be here years later and know there’s brand new Dr. I’ve gotta   tell y’all how much that Dr. Mr. @dan_the_a and @therealmrlif killed it + that sacred energy in Colorado made me feel like I was skratching in a beautiful dream! Lif, who just happened to be in town with Thievery Corporation, jumped on the mic as well to talk about the album’s significance. On May 19, the Get On Down record label plans to release a vinyl reissue of Dr. Octagon material being finished in an interview with HipHopDX last week, the celebrated producer took it a step further on Saturday (April 22) night and confirmed an entirely new Dr. Denver, CO – Although Dan The Automator alluded to fresh Dr. 🌀🙃🌀Afterwards, I had the nerd out session and kut it up w my boy @chriskarnsmusic at his dope crib!🤓 Thank you god!🙏🏼
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Comprised of Kool Keith, Qbert and, of course, Dan The Automator, Dr. Octagon album was finished. Octagon member DJ Qbert, he stopped to ask the audience, “Can you guys keep a secret?” before making the announcement. Octagon released one album in 1996, Dr.



After daily back and forths about Kweli being hypocritical, and accusing him of lying to his followers, Bekay attempted to broadly discredit him, claiming that they were acquaintances, having toured together and been in the same studio. When pressed for names, one affiliate was brought into the mix, yet he clearly wasn’t having it, and debunked the fact that these affiliates were in fact connected to D-Block. (@NovelNatural) April 25, 2017

@therealsnyplife @NovelNatural @TalibKweli @TheRealBekay He looking for some bro love. Oh Hip-Hop too ??? AND @diabolichiphop , AND @RAtheRuggedMan ,@FORMALDAHYDE#REALHIPHOPSOUNDhttps://t.co/WeKCs2Xr8H
— Bekay (@TheRealBekay) April 25, 2017

As of Tuesday afternoon (April 25), they’re back to arguing online. Brooklyn devowed him. — Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) April 19, 2017
To Bekay’s credit, the two were billed as part of the line-up for the 2011 Hip Hop Kemp festival in Czech Republic. Kweli   — and his fans — called shenanigans. pic.twitter.com/hUT5EU6RXa
— ©ory ®oesel (@roeselli) April 19, 2017

playin urself like usual, I said we was on same tour + bunch of us broke bread #FACTS + here is 1 , now what? — ghost (@therealstylesp) April 24, 2017

Bekay had a few last words, and for a short while, seemed to be going back to focusing on his upcoming LP. Get back over to SoundCloud son. Receipts. none of this happened your a lying ass groupie FOH @therealbekay https://t.co/ezQYO0f1mX — Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) April 19, 2017

@TalibKweli @TheRealBekay He doesn’t know Talib but sure was trying to get Talib to remember how he knows him..? @TheRealBekay gonna start off with being a gent as much as possible @TalibKweli is my brother from a diff mother don’t play with my family!! Who the fuck are you? — Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) April 24, 2017

@TheRealBekay I still wish you peace and blessings but don’t play your self please WE into moving forward and kweli is DBLOCK remember that! granted..I also told him they’re not Dblock.. Hardest out. Bekay’s issues with Kweli are an apparent byproduct of Kweli’s long-lasting Twitter conflict with New York rapper Diabolical (one side of which is documented in an essay on Cue Point   and the other in a diss track on SoundCloud). how? The Seven. Follow Bekay and Kweli on Twitter for the latest. However, the degree to which they associated is unclear, and it can hardly be considered full on touring. Late Sunday (April 23), though, he took it a step further, claiming he was hanging out with D-Block associates who were clowning Kweli’s recent online activity, which is somewhat controversial considering Kweli’s   latest collaboration, The Seven, is with Styles P. — ghost (@therealstylesp) April 24, 2017

 

@TheRealBekay 2nd of all fall back that man is a pillar in this thing of oursYOU don’t understand or overstand that you don’t belong here
— ghost (@therealstylesp) April 24, 2017

@therealstylesp @TheRealBekay ?? https://t.co/rYDcRxPCwm https://t.co/TiI26Fd3AR — Bekay (@TheRealBekay) April 19, 2017

@TalibKweli @TheRealBekay He’s giving you #alternativefacts
— Javasia Wiggins (@LadyJishere) April 19, 2017

@TheRealBekay @Jr_rotem why are u tweeting me, lying to ppl saying we toured together? yo @TalibKweli keep my name out ur mouth, i’ll do the same altho i have ZERO respect for u i’ll still be the bigger man, i wish u well bye — Bekay (@TheRealBekay) April 25, 2017

now back to that AUDIO CRACKOLA MYSELF. U a liar. ghost a real one. Why u on my dick so hard? Nah. He’s worked with some bonafide legends,   won competitions, appeared on 106th & Park‘s Freestyle Friday, and rocked plenty of stages. RT @TheRealBekay: @TalibKweli @KimberlyBrown21 AND THEN U FAKED HALF A TWEET pic.twitter.com/jRPCsRZrzq
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) April 24, 2017

@TheRealBekay @TalibKweli @therealstylesp @OFFICIALDBLOCK I usually NEVER entertain this type of shit but be my guest tell me who told u dat n I’ll tell u if they wit us — SNYP LIFE ( DBLOCK) (@therealsnyplife) April 24, 2017

@TalibKweli @TheRealBekay @ablogaboutagirl So this is my final say.. pic.twitter.com/zgwoQIWiBG
— SNYP LIFE ( DBLOCK) (@therealsnyplife) April 24, 2017

@therealsnyplife @NovelNatural @TalibKweli @Tenggareesje Talib have a nice life son, I wish u well, get better man, maybe some meds salute @therealsnyplife will hit u back soon as i talk 2 Jay #1 — Bekay (@TheRealBekay) April 25, 2017

@TheRealBekay @therealsnyplife @TalibKweli @Tenggareesje Whatever a Bekay is. pic.twitter.com/jFw4V6SiRL — Mary N (@Tenggareesje) April 25, 2017
Styles P eventually stepped in and set the record straight. PERIOD✌? There was significant back and forth following this wave, with Bekay holding his ground with a cobra clutch. His latest feud is a drawn-out saga that has him going back and forth with Brooklyn’s Bekay, a seemingly well-connected MC with a verified account. pic.twitter.com/U9legw2otE
— ???????? No matter who you are or how many followers you have, if you come at him sideways, he’ll check you. I know who he’s talking about.. Twitter – It’s not news to anyone with data on their mobile device that Talib Kweli goes hard on Twitter. “I never met him but we recorded together”? Twitter is not the platform for sticking your chest out, I have more reach here.



Incoming, current or graduate students from Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College are all eligible to participate. Queen Bey will offer four scholarships to “bold, creative, conscious and confident” young women who are studying creative arts, music, literature or African-American studies at select colleges. Now, Houston’s global pop star has established the Formation Scholars awards for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic school year in celebration of LEMONADE‘s one-year anniversary. Interested scholars should refer to their respective colleges on how to apply and for deadlines. It was a year ago that Beyoncé unleashed LEMONADE to the masses and the rallying cry of “Formation” was heard around the world. Spelman students, for example, must submit a 300-word essay and evidence of work in their particular field of study to be awarded $25,000.



In the accompanying video, the   OVO logo is prominently displayed next to images of a trophy and skyscraper, which most likely represents   New York City’s Empire State Building. In 2014, he hosted the   Espy Awards, and is an official ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. Toronto music titan Drake took to Twitter on Tuesday (April 25) to announce he is the new host of the first ever NBA Awards Show, which is scheduled to go down on June 26. Check out the Twitter post above. “Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th–tune in,” he wrote. pic.twitter.com/oGnXALihkq
— Drizzy (@Drake) April 25, 2017

The inaugural event will hand out several trophies awarded to NBA players in categories like Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year, in addition to fan-voted categories. This isn’t the first time Drake’s hosted a sports-related event. The finalists will be announced Thursday (April 27) during TNT’s Inside the NBA. Alongside Drake, the   Inside the NBA studio team — Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal — will be on deck to assist in the event. Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th – tune in. He will also act as a producer of the upcoming awards show.



Deadline reports that the Long Beach duo is currently shopping a television show based on the Cali-based group to television networks nationwide. Our perspective is honest and unique. In regards to the series, Dillinger explained that he and Snoop can provide an “honest and unique” perspective on Tha Dogg Pound and Death Row Records. “We saw Dre leave, Pac murdered, and we were forced to run the company when Suge Knight went back to prison. More specifically, the dramatic series will take inspiration from Tha Dogg Pound documentary, DPG Eulogy. Comprised of Daz Dillinger and Kurupt, Tha Dogg Pound was formed in the early ’90s and went on to drop numerous albums, beginning with 1995’s Dogg Food. There are countless stories that the world has never heard about those early days.”
The series will be executive produced by Kenya Ware and Damien Zellous, the same team behind DPG Eulogy, which was released in 2005. “Snoop and I are always being asked to assist others with their Death Row projects because we were there from the beginning, until the demise,” Dillinger told Deadline. The story of Tha Dogg Pound could be the next Hip Hop-inspired tale to get picked up for   the small screen, if Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger have their way. The pair was signed to Death Row Records in their early years, but eventually split with the label.



Octagon — Kool Keith, Dan The Automator and DJ Qbert — titled “RedEye,” which is one of five previously unreleased tracks included on the upcoming Dr. They’ve shared one of the tracks,   “Shine A Light”   featuring   Thaddillac, which was recorded and mixed by Blood at Protect and Exalt Labs: A Black Space in Seattle. The video serves as a precursor to his next full album, The Motion Picture Soundtrack. In the meantime, check out “RedEye” above. Music from Shabazz Palaces, TrakkSounds and A$AP Ferg, GoldLink and L.A. Featuring MC Fiji, the raucous track is taken from his forthcoming album, Trilliam 2. Falcons f. As the vinyl reissue of the album inches closer to its May 19 release date, one of the five unreleased tracks included on the project, “RedEye,” has made its way to the internet. The track comes from Big Boi’s upcoming solo album, Boomiverse, which is expected to arrive this summer. A$AP Ferg – “Never Tipsy”

Houston producer TrakkSounds has linked up with Killa Kyleon, A$AP Ferg and Maxo Kream for “Never Tipsy,” which pays homage to the late, great Pimp C. Curren$y   – “Chu Saiyan”

Curren$y has returned with yet another video, this time for “Chu Saiyan,” which is taken from his latest mixtape, The Fo20 Massacre. trakksounds f. The thunderous track touches on the hardships of maintaining healthy relationships while on the road via modern technology. producer Falcons, Wale and PnB Rock, Well$, and Lecrae co-signed artist Aha Gazelle also makes the cut. chance The rapper   – “waves (Live)”
Yo @chancetherapper just performed his original version of Waves live WOW @TeamKanyeDaily pic.twitter.com/9DDEhQcPzZ
— Carlo Miguel (@MIGGGGA) April 25, 2017

Chance the Rapper kicked off his tour Monday night (April 24)   at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center, where he performed material from Coloring Book, as well as a couple tracks from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. mc fiji – “momma house”

Signed to Lecrae’s label, Reach Records, New Orleans native Aha Gazelle has surfaced with a fresh single, “Momma House,” a nearly four-minute track with animated   single art. Check out Monday’s edition here. Shabazz Palaces   – “Shine A Light”

Shabazz Palaces plans to drop Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star, the duo’s third album, on July 14 through Sub Pop. Octagonecologyst vinyl reissue. WANT MORE? Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star is the follow-up to 2014’s   Lese Majesty. Octagon moniker —   Dr. pnb rock   – “dilemma”

Wale and PnB Rock have teamed up for the “Dilemma (F*cking Tonight)” video, a track that will end up on an upcoming mixtape from Wale and DJ Luna. Closely behind is a performance of “Mic Jack” from Big Boi on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a live video from Chance The Rapper’s San Diego show, and Curren$y’s new visual for “Chu Saiyan,” which round out the Top 5. well$   – “rosé”

Charlotte, North Carolina-based MC Well$ is back with his latest single, “Rosé,” which is produced by Vacay and Tommy Coyote. wale f. Goldlink – “boo you know”

Los Angeles-based   producer Falcons has enlisted GoldLink for “Boo You Know,” which was released via Fool’s Gold. This marks his first offering since 2016’s “XXX.”
Aha Gazelle f. The collaborative track comes from TrakkSounds’ new album,   The Other Side. With over 23 million cumulative streams to date and performances   with notable artists like Travis Scott, Metro Boomin and Kaytranada, he’s poised to have a breakout year. One particular Twitter user captured a live rendition of Lil Chano’s own version of “Waves,” which can be seen above. big boi   – “mic jack (Live)”

Outkast MC Big Boi stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon   on Monday night’s episode (April 24), where he performed   “Mic Jack,”   one of his two new singles. Octagon material is on the way. Dr. The two linked up last month on their Before I SHiNE project. The DX Digest for Tuesday (April 25) finds a new track from Dr. Octagonecologyst. Dan The Automator recently spoke to HipHopDX and assured fans that brand new Dr. Octagon   – “Redeye”
Gifted producer Dan The Automator, otherworldly MC Kool Keith and one of the best scratch DJs in the world, DJ Qbert, came together in 1996 to deliver their magnum opus under the Dr. Although Maroon 5’s Adam Levine sings the hook on the recorded version, Sleepy Brown, who co-wrote the song, handled the live performance.



Funk Flex, who is a host   on New York City’s Hot 97, didn’t seem to take too kindly to the remarks, posting   them on his own Instagram with a caption that said “Post and delete,” alongside a pretty conspicuous-looking emoji. Desiigner has put out several singles   this month but so far none have come close to the   impact of his mega-hit “Panda.” That song is currently at #100 after 64 weeks on the Digital R&B/Hip-Hop single sales chart, while newer songs “Up” and “Thank God I Got It” are nowhere to be seen. The screenshot has been shared by several Instagram accounts, though the tweet is now deleted. A post shared by FunkFlex (@funkflex) on Apr 23, 2017 at 5:17pm PDT

While Desiigner’s motivations remain unclear, it could have something to do with the same issues that   Joey Bada$$ brought up in an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning   earlier in April where he said that young artists aren’t being given as much of a platform as the vets when it comes to radio. The 19-year-old rapper, famous for his track “Panda,” hasn’t taken it any further since removing the original tweet, but Funkmaster Flex still caught wind of it and shared it. “Panda” and “Tiimmy Turner” are Desiigner’s only tracks to hit Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart   too. Brooklyn rapper Desiigner allegedly tweeted “Fuck NY RADIO” followed by four middle-finger emojis on April 22. Or, maybe it was just a strategy to get more radio plays, and it might have worked…
Lol Desiigner called out NY radio yesterday, Envy plays his song in the mix today 😂
— LeeJohn Ball (@LeeJohn_BNS) April 25, 2017



Terrible! Will you please send us more info via DM? Ivanka’s father, President Donald Trump, famously tweeted at the time that his daughter had been treated “terribly” by Nordstrom. There’s been no word on whether Mike WiLL Made-It took his complaint any further, or whether Nordstrom took any action. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017 — Mike WiLL Made It (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) April 23, 2017

@MikeWiLLMadeIt We'd like to check into this, Mike. The general Nordstrom Twitter account reached out to the man behind the number one hit in the country right now — Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” — and asked him to tell them more in their DMs. Santa Monica, CA – Super-producer Mike WiLL Made-It accused Nordstrom   Santa Monica of being “racist af” on Twitter this weekend, though he didn’t expand on the claims. My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. Yo @Nordstrom 's Santa Monica is racist af! — Nordstrom (@Nordstrom) April 23, 2017

The call-out follows hot on the heels of Drake blasting   The Madison Club in La Quinta, California as “the most offensive place I have ever stayed in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling.”
Nordstrom featured heavily in the headlines earlier this year when they dropped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line from their stores over weak sales. — Donald J.



Was 12 tracks aka the first sack, aka the first of two LPs
— IG: @JaysonRodriguez (@jaysonrodriguez) April 25, 2017

Not sure when second drops or if both will drop same time. — IG: @JaysonRodriguez (@jaysonrodriguez) April 25, 2017

Additionally, fans can expect guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, and Kurupt. Big Boi said it's a big boom theory aka Big Bang. Killer Mike, who is featured alongside Big Boi and Jeezy on the newly released “Kill Jill” single, makes another appearance on Boomiverse with “Made Man.”

“He has a record with Killer Mike and Kurupt called Made Man and Big Boi and Mike rip shit…Another record features Gucci Mane and La Flare is [100 emojis],” Rodriguez wrote in two separate tweets. #New Album #BOOMIVERSE Coming Soon! Some tweets from journalist Jayson Rodriguez, who was at an album preview held by Atlanta rapper Big Boi,   have offered a great deal of insight into the OutKast lyricist’s next studio album, titled   Boomiverse. He has a record with Killer Mike and Kurupt called Made Man and Big Boi and Mike rip shit. “Big Boi previewed his new album Boomiverse tonight at Electric Lady Sound in NYC. A reset. — IG: @JaysonRodriguez (@jaysonrodriguez) April 25, 2017

It was just last week when Big Boi announced on Instagram that a solo release titled Boomiverse would be “Coming Soon.” His last solo album came with the release of 2012’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. So good. But damn I marvel at his flow. Organized Noise co-produced entire LP. It’s unclear if this is evidence of a double album from the Southern wordsmith or two separate releases. Rodriguez, who was present at the New York City listening event, revealed that the album might feature two LPs. In addition to working with Big Boi on Boomiverse, Organized Noize have been hard at work on their own album, the ONP EP, which is scheduled for release on May 5. — IG: @JaysonRodriguez (@jaysonrodriguez) April 25, 2017

Another record features Gucci Mane and La Flare is 💯💯💯
— IG: @JaysonRodriguez (@jaysonrodriguez) April 25, 2017

On the production end, Big Boi will reunite with renowned Atlanta beatmakers Organized Noize for the project. Sounds like vintage DF vibes but modern. A post shared by Big Boi (@therealbigboi) on Apr 19, 2017 at 9:52am PDT Was 12 tracks aka the first sack, aka the first of two LPs,” Jayson Rodriguez tweeted yesterday (April 24). Big Boi previewed his new album Boomiverse tonight at Electric Lady Sound in NYC.



Don’t Get Caught Slippin’ Without Your Kandypen

Have A Moment To Chill? Directed by Daniel Cz and executive produced by Andrew Listermann, the video finds all three artists vying for the attention of particular young lady, who barely wants to give them the time of day. Kandypens   was named best vaporizer of 2016 by High Times due to its combination of popular technology and flashy design. After the woman is eventually offended by something he says and walks off, he raps about his self-proclaimed   sexual prowess between the sheets. A clear winner has been chosen — Kandypens is the go-to choice for vaping in the Hip Hop and Rap community. Starting off with a shot of some dudes   kicking it on the stoop listening to their boombox, the video for   Jeremih latest single, “I Think Of You,” with   Big Sean, & Chris Brown,    features a disc jockey announcing the track from   the aptly titled I Think Of You FM Radio station. Watch “I Think Of You” above. Puff On That Kandypen

Jeremih and Big Sean can be added to the ever-evolving list of high-profile artists that cosign Kandypens, including DJ Khaled, 21 Savage, Fat Joe, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, French Montana, Nas, Kanye, Young Thug, Tyga, Jadakiss, K-Camp, Kid Ink, and Fetty Wap. Jeremih leads the charge with his verse, which is followed by Breezy’s and finally, Sean comes through with the last verse and proves his confidence level is through the roof. When You Want To Look Fly…Sport That Kandypens Hat

Trying To Holler? With Kandypens, fancy liquor and plenty of dance moves, the engaging video retains its infectious energy throughout the nearly five-minute offering.