“HUMBLE.” debuted at #2 earlier this month and was the highest-charting rap song since 2010 when Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” hit the same slot. This comes the same day as   DAMN. It opened with 603,000 equivalent album units for the highest debut of 2017 yet. cut   was streamed 67.4 million times, is the song’s third   appearance on the chart and is Kendrick’s first time ever topping the list. The accolades keep raining on Kendrick Lamar as Compton’s good kid grabs the #1 spot on this week’s Hot 100 chart   with “HUMBLE.” This sales cycle, where the   DAMN. Besides that, all 14 tracks from K.Dot’s fourth studio album reached the Hot 100. streaming count below. View Kendrick Lamar’s   DAMN. The storytelling gem of “DUCKWORTH.” rounds out the list at #63. tops the Billboard 200 chart, Kenny’s third straight #1 album. tracks and their positions on the Hot 100 chart along with U.S. “HUMBLE.” is followed by “DNA.” at #4 with 51 million streams as the only two cuts to make the top 10. #1 “Humble.” (67.4 million)
#4 “DNA.” (51 million)
#14 “Loyalty.,” featuring Rihanna (32.2 million)
#16 “Element.” (31.3 million)
#18 “Love.,” featuring Zacari (29.3 million)
#32 “Yah.” (24.5 million)
#33 “XXX.” (23.3 million)
#35 “Feel.” (22.5 million)
#37 “Pride.” (21.8 million)
#42 “Lust.” (20.2 million)
#50 “Fear.”   (17.6 million)
#54 “Blood.”   (17.3 million)
#58 “God.” (16 million)
#63 “Duckworth.” (14.1 million)

… There’s not a reason I don’t smoke. If I want to relax, I probably just sip some wine and do some music. “Africa was amazing,” he says. With the beautiful sun setting in the backdrop, the phrase “Issa Vibe” couldn’t have been more fitting. Let’s do this, let’s do this, let’s hit this corner. This was an attempt to bring the NYC roots to downtown L.A. So I just want to display it to the world.”
Ferg also provided an update on A$AP Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. HipHopDX arrived on the scene in the late afternoon to find the Traplord himself up on the rooftops in all white sweatsuit. …   I can’t take no sides. “And wouldn’t be able to perform for y’all, so I’m not going to do that.”
Because Nicki Minaj recently dropped her “No Frauds” music video, fans were wondering if A$AP Ferg’s single “East Coast” with Remy Ma had him supporting one over the other amid their beef. Los Angeles, CA – It’s April 20, otherwise known as 4/20, the national weed smokers’ holiday. His latest collaboration, @officialtraplord x @shopuniform, includes 10 pieces, all of which retail for under $200 and benefit children in need. That’s how I relax.”
While Ferg may not partake, leave it to the A$AP Mob to pick up his slack. Let’s get all the Dominicans that’s on Broadway. "I want these kids to know that they are lords and that they can become the highest of the high." Tap the link in our bio for the full story and your exclusive first look at the limited-edition streetwear capsule. My getaway is lyrics and music. It could have been either one of them [on the track], honestly. "The aesthetic of Traplord was built on the fact that I didn’t have anything," Ferg notes. “I’m always reppin’ New York and Harlem,” he says. Some people smoke to calm themselves down or relax. A post shared by Vogue (@voguemagazine) on Apr 21, 2017 at 3:00pm PDT

Stay tuned for Still Striving, A$AP Ferg’s   follow-up to   Always Strive and Prosper. And each piece of garment that we sell will be a uniform on a kid’s back in Liberia.”

With new music out in May and an official creative director title at @shopuniform, @asapferg is making 2017 a year of breaking ground and, perhaps more important, giving back. What better way to celebrate than with good music, skateboarding, some barbeque, and a performance by A$AP Ferg? Photographed by @arnold_daniel. A bunch of friends getting together, getting the munchies. “[Nicki’s] from New York. “I got enough smokers in my crew, so I probably have secondhand smoke by any means,” he admits. I was putting kids in uniforms. “I went to Liberia. Quickly joined by Ferg’s DJ TJ, the conversation began with Ferg reminding everyone surrounding that he does not smoke weed, but still enjoys the day. And we don’t have enough footage on it. After Ferg catered to his fans, signing autographs, taking pictures and observing the skateboard action, we head downstairs to a private room for some peace and serenity. 2, the highly-anticipated follow-up to Cozy Tapes Vol. I just grew up in a place that I love so much, to the point where it’s like, I see beauty on every corner. I can’t help it. Remy Martin is from New York,” he says. “Most of my videos I’ve ever shot is in Harlem. Oh let’s go to Amsterdam, get all the black people that’s on Amsterdam.’
“It’s a whole culture that I feel like people never get enough of. “I wish I knew how to skateboard, but I’d probably kill myself,” he laughs. An excuse to party on a school night, today was the Dopeland skate jam presented by Doperoots and Traplord. Oh we didn’t go to Broadway yet. Nicki’s from New York. And he also leaves it to others to do the skateboarding at his event. “So that’s what it means to me. “Everything is getting mixed.”
Besides music, A$AP Ferg reveals he’s using his platform to give back to the community as he shares a quick recap of his recent trip to Africa. “See I don’t smoke weed, but I know that weed brings people together internationally,” he explains. “We got some stuff we boiling up right now,” he says. Shout out to Uniform, I’m doing a Traplord collaboration with them that y’all should be seeing real soon. 1. “I still call her Remy Martin. It’s like both cousins.”

That New York blood carries Ferg everywhere he goes, even out here in the City of Angels. I see a crack in the street with a little plant growing out of it and I be like, ‘Oh, let’s shoot here.

Migos is hovering just outside of the top 10 with Culture sitting at #11. has   the biggest debut week the Billboard 200 charts have seen this year thus far. as the Nielson SoundScan report is in. K-Dot officially goes #1 with his latest studio album, DAMN. Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 04/20/2017
Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. – 603,322 (352,766) [340,632,953]
#2 John Mayer   – Search For Everything   – 132,474 (119,977) [13,256,809]
#3   Drake –   More Life   – 87, 394   (9,542) [105,079,580]
#4   Ed Sheeran   – Divide   – 65,983   (25,504) [40,627,318]
#5 Chainsmokers   – Memories…Do Not Open   – 61,149 (25,210) [37,995,422]
#12 Playboi Carti   – Self-Titled   –   31,690 (6,793) [35,595,839]
#13   Kodak Black   — Painting Pictures   — 30,908 (1,647) [39,238,180]
#15 Post Malone —   Stoney   — 28,300   (2,022) [30,277,639]
#19 Big Sean   — I Decided. To Pimp A Butterfly had an amazing 49 percent jump from #109 to #50 on the sales chart, while his official studio debut Section.80 is at #179 with a 58 percent boost from the previous cycle. The monster introduction of the Compton rhyme slinger on the charts pushed Canadian superstar and alleged rival Drake down to #3. Playboi Carti’s self-titled debut hit at #12, while Post Malone hangs around again at #15 for the second week in a row. Beleaguered   South Florida rapper Kodak Black’s latest, Painting Pictures, dropped 20 percent and now sits at #13 after debuting at #3 three weeks ago. Kendrick Lamar is riding a wave of momentum that began the moment he dropped “Humble” earlier in the year. Drizzy’s entry at #3 knocked Ed Sheeran’s Divide down to #4 and the Chainsmokers’ Memories…Do Not Open dropped   72 percent from its #1 debut last week to #5. More Life moved over 87,000 total units for the week, and will undoubtedly   hang around for a while yet once the visuals pour in for some of the project’s big tracks. While that’s impressive on its own, all four of K-Dot’s albums are charting in the Billboard 200, with folks revisiting good kid   m.A.A.d. The Compton star’s latest studio album, DAMN., moved just over 603,000 equivalent album units with over 352,000 actual album copies scanned. Future’s self-titled album is still sitting pretty at #8, while the Fate Of The Furious Original Soundtrack debuts at #10 with the movie selling over $1 billion worldwide. Joey Bada$$ and Kodak Black Fall On The Charts
Joey Bada$$’s sophomore studio album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, fell 65 percent from its #5 debut from last week to #22. city to the tune of boosting the album to #27 on this week’s chart, a 37 percent increase in sales. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets. This means DAMN. Drake’s “More Life” Falls To #3
Drake’s More Life playlist took a 19 percent drop in sales and landed him at #3, right behind the latest from singer and guitarist John Mayer, Search For Everything, which lands at #2. The Brooklyn phenom still moved over 17,00 equivalent units for the week. #1 Kendrick Lamar   – DAMN. Kung Fu Kenny Goes #1 With “DAMN.”
Kendrick Lamar’s new moniker surely means that he is a master of the music and not martial arts and that counts for something in the album sales game. — 21,112 (3,585) [21,652,308]
#22 Joey Bada$$   – All-Amerikkkan Bada$$   – 17,539   (7,952) [13,465,689]

According to media mogul David Cho, West wanted each song title on the joint album to feature the N-word, but Hov nixed the idea. To get to the juicy bits we reported on, hit the :34 and 1:50 marks. After discussing a chance meeting in California where he met his idol, Kanye West, the conversation switched to how Cho once played Jenga with the other half of The Throne. “‘We’re gonna put the N-word in every single title of this album so everyone has to say it and they have to confront it,’” Cho recalls Kanye saying. Check out David Cho talk Kanye West, Jay Z and much more on ItsTheReal’s A Waste Of Time podcast below. But things got interesting when Cho spoke about Yeezy’s insistence on adding the N-word to the album. Cho suggests adding the N-word to that title was perhaps a compromise. He adds that Jay Z   wanted to rename WTT’s mega-hit “N*ggas In Paris” to “Ball So Hard” but West pushed back and wanted what would become the current title. Cho, the former publisher of Grantland and co-founder of The Awl, sat down with brothers Eric and Jeff Rosenthal, collectively known as ItsTheReal, for their podcast, A Waste Of Time. During the wide-ranging chat, which included talk about Cho hob-nobbing with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Pharell Williams, Timbaland, and Tyrese, the focus got rightly weird when the discussion turned to the development of Watch The Throne. It isn’t hard to imagine that Kanye West usually gets anything he demands, except that wasn’t the case with his collaborative project Watch The Throne with Jay Z.

The song serves as Ocean’s   fifth single this year, and follows “Channel,” “Biking” with Jay Z and Tyler the Creator, “Slide” with Calvin Harris and, of course, “Lens.” Listen to “Slide On Me” above and “Lens” below. Young thug   – “All the time”

Although it’s unclear where the song comes from,   Young Thug has dropped a new track called “All The Time” in visual form. Directed by Daps, the video is complete with the usual suspects — scantily-clad women, stacks of money, a mansion and even an exotic pet. Check out Friday’s edition here. WANT MORE? Various artists   – “Grow House Soundtrack”

DJ Pooh’s new movie, Grow House, has a who’s who of Hip Hop artists contributing to its soundtrack, including Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Xzibit and Devin The Dude. Demrick f. Music artist learned more than he probably expected. offset   – “monday”

Migos rapper Offset has broken from his pack to drop a new single, “Monday,” which is produced by OG Parker and Deko. Produced by Teck-Zilla, the Hip Hop offering has a hint of Caribbean flavor and soulful jazz elements. Alongside model Karlie Kloss, the G.O.O.D. Produced by Reezy, the track is intended to serve as part of a summer soundtrack. It airs on BET at 11 p.m. t.i. euroz   – “Still movin”

Demrick has continued his weekly series with the next installment, “Still Movin,” which also features Euroz. The DX Digest for   Monday (April 24) dives in with Frank Ocean and Young Thug’s “Slide On Me,” while the Grow House soundtrack trails behind with features from Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit. gorillaz   – “The apprentice”

British supergroup Gorillaz is four days away from releasing its fifth studio album, Humanz, which is expected to arrive on Friday (April 28). frank ocean f. The masterminds behind the band — Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn — have shared the seventh single from the project, “The Apprentice,” a funked-out track featuring   Rag‘n’Bone Man, Zebra Katz and RAY BLK. The RCube-directed video is apparently inspired by the legendary Chuck D’s quote, “The Super MC is the one that can spit in more than two languages,” according to a press release. Taken once again from another episode of Blonded Radio, “Slide On Me” was originally found on Endless. The project is meant to illustrate the relationship between the police and the African-American community. young thug   – “Slide on me” & “Lens”
After unveiling “Lens” and the “Lens” remix featuring Travis Scott on his Blonded Radio show on Beats 1, crooner Frank Ocean has come through with another single in the form of “Slide On Me,” this time with Young Thug. has released a teaser of the short film, Us Or Else, which is named after his 2016 EP and full-album follow-up. One of the project’s standouts, “420 (Blaze Up),” finds two of Hip Hop’s most proficient smokers, Devin The Dude and Snoop Dogg, putting their signature vocals on the bass-heavy beat. Desiigner   – “bill nye the science guy interview”

Desiigner   somehow ended up on the Netflix series   Bill Nye Saves The World, with Bill Nye the Science Guy, where he was schooled on climate change and global warming. It could be a sign of what’s to come as Offset jumps on more and more tracks on his own. EST. Desiigner’s stint on the Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves the World, another video from Young Thug and the next single from Gorillaz’s Humanz round out the Top 5. – “us or else (Trailer)”

Ahead of its Monday night (April 24) premiere, T.I. phlow   – “mp3”

Nigerian MC Phlow has resurfaced with a new video for “MP3,” which also finds Mz Kiss, Pryse and Pasha throwing in their two cents. Keep scrolling for more music from Offset, Nigerian MC Phlow and Demrick, as well as a trailer for T.I.’s short film, Us Or Else, which premieres tonight.

He said this about working with Jay Z in an interview on FS1’s Undisputed:
“Jay’s a good guy, man. Not only did he immediately stop the show, but let the group of concertgoers know of his immense wealth. ‘I just wanna help you, man, in any way I can.’ Right now, he’s just gonna help me in any way he can. It was nothing but a simple thing, just friend to friend, ‘I just wanna help you.’ Simply, that’s all it was. That’s just what it is.”
As for his obligations to Cash Money? This includes a Sunday night concert   in Garden City, Idaho where someone attending the show threw a drink on stage, nearly hitting Lil Tunechi. “We still working on that,” he admitted. Wayne has a lot to be thankful for since recently aligning himself with Roc Nation. Though Lil Wayne’s relationship with Cash Money continues to be strained, and it doesn’t seem like fans will be getting   Tha Carter V   anytime soon, Weezy continues to grind, keeping busy with features,   rumored upcoming releases and performances. “That’s a situation.” The New Orleans rap legend himself was in the middle of performing “A Milli” when the incident caused him to call his “goon squad” for backup.

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The crown jewel of the weekend, though, was Kung Fu Kenny, whose latest album Damn. Embed from Getty Images

If you missed Coachella, and still want to catch Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar this summer, Kenny just announced his   North American tour, which kicks off in July. Not to say that guests were a necessity to kill their sets. With one slight change, the inclusion of “i” in place of “Mask Off,” he closed out the festival in style. For the second week in a row he rocked a solo set. The talent on the stage brought the heat too, as a relatively stacked line-up of Hip Hop acts gave solid performances — albeit dramatically less star-studded than the previous weekend. had the highest sales total for an album’s debut of 2017 so far. Drake didn’t bless Future’s set, and DJ Khaled, who was rumored to have Mariah Carey cued up for an appearance, only delivered   Yo Gotti and Kent Jones as his guests. Travis Scott, who was seen wandering around holding hands with Kylie Jenner, entered the stage on a mechanical eagle and killed it for the second week in a row. Unlike the milder weather that Coachella   audiences enjoyed during Weekend 1, this past weekend brought with it soaring heat, reaching 99 degrees in Indio, California by Saturday afternoon. New-Toronto chairman Tory Lanez performed solo, at one point crowd surfing the length of the audience while performing his hit “Diego.”

All the way lit @torylanez @coachella #coachella #blankkanvas @dwebb510 #torylanez
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Gucci Mane did treat the audience to a respectable handful of guests during his set, which kicked off with “First Day Out The Feds.” He brought out Chief Keef, A$AP Rocky — who brought out Playboi Carti — and, as the biggest surprise, 50 Cent, who provided some throwback bars. #GucciMane surprised fans with a #50Cent appearance during his #Coachella set last night.

Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, May 2, Pigeons & Planes Presents: No Ceilings featuring Boogie, Kaiydo, Kemba, and Michael Christmas in Los Angeles and   guess what, we have tickets for you! To enter to win you must follow us on Twitter (@HipHopDX) and tweet “Hey @HipHopDX, I want to win tickets to   @PigsAndPlans‘ No Ceilings on May 2 in Los Angeles #DXNoCeilings.” Remember, you must be following us and you must tweet using the #DXNoCeilings hashtag in your tweet. Concert Details
The Roxy
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
All Ages

for the 2017 Livewire Festival. The former cast of the show recently posed for a group Instagram photo in March and Smith previously teased a worldwide DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince reunion tour in 2015 while on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. For the better part of the ’90s,   Will Smith was best known as “Will” from the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air —   a Hip Hop-loving, sideways hat-wearing, Philly born-and-raised high schooler living at his Uncle Phil’s Bel-Air mansion. And THIS IS HAPPENING!!! For now, revisit “Summertime” above. The new dates could signify more to come, but with Smith’s presumably packed schedule, it’s unlikely. #JJFPReturn pic.twitter.com/9CFjp04qsW
— DJ Jazzy Jeff (@djjazzyjeff215) April 24, 2017

While Smith has catapulted to superstardom as an actor over the past couple of decades, it appears he’s still making time for his best friend Jazz. The beloved duo has just announced two European spot dates as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince this summer: August 26 in Croatia for MTV’s Summerblast Festival and August 27 in the U.K. On the side, he and his colorful cohort DJ Jazzy Jeff made music about their parents not understanding and the innocence of summertime from 1988’s He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper and 1991’s Homebase, respectively.

At the end of the ordeal, the crowd chanted Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.” Ric Wilson was part of the scene and told HipHopDX what the song meant to the crowd, calling it the new “We Shall Overcome.”
“We’re in the street and we’re celebrating and folks put on Kendrick Lamar, ‘We’re gonna be alright,’” he   explained. in its first week. Oh, and he has a golden gramophone for his appearance on Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” which won Best Music Video. 7 – The number of Grammys Kendrick Lamar has to his name. After the infamous snub, he won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “i” before sweeping the Rap category in 2016. Zacari, who is featured on the   DAMN. Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar united forces for the 11-track project as each artist was also establishing his solo career under TDE. Dre, Jay Rock and Drake. #DAMN. 5 – The number of years fans have been waiting for a joint album between Kendrick Lamar and J. DX gave the project a 4.9/5. It hasn’t had the same cultural impact as 2015’s Grammy-winning   To Pimp a Butterfly, but it has still   made its mark on the industry, now becoming the biggest debut of 2017 so far   numbers-wise (yes, beating Drake). Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler The Creator and Mac Miller demanding they step their game up or he will make sure their core fans lose all memory of them. #HiiiPower. The TDE-released project was officially recognized by the RIAA for surpassing the 500,000 sales mark on April 14, the day of   DAMN.‘s release. @KendrickLamar #DAMN. 603,332   – The number of equivalent album units Kendrick Lamar pushed with his fourth studio album, DAMN. near 10 pm, got down to the last of more than 3000 of our #TDE fam at the #Compton @BestBuy Much love! On the Big Sean loosie, K.Dot named names as he called out J. Let’s break down the numbers. promises more growth in Kendrick’s platform and influence. out now! The project was a surprise release as K.Dot allowed it to leak ahead of its scheduled drop to coincide with the anniversary of 2Pac’s   Me Against the World. This is the highest total for an album’s debut of 2017 so far, beating Drake’s More Life   by six figures. Kung Fu Kenny has raked in several certifications and awards, as well as praise   from fans and critics alike. cut “Love,” points out that the song is 3:33 long. “Everyone just starts, it’s like a party. K.Dot’s numbers come from 60 percent pure album sales, which were boosted by his album signing in Compton that was attended by 3,000 fans. pic.twitter.com/aQJX7n0I8m
— TOP DAWG ENT (@TopDawgEnt) April 21, 2017

6 – The number of years it took for Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, 2011’s   Section.80,   to be certified gold. The question is still swirling about whether   Kendrick Lamar’s   DAMN. The Dreamville boss confirmed such a project was in the works back in 2012 and since then, there have been various reports and hints that it’s still in progress. 99 –   DAMN.‘s Metacritic score shortly after its release. The event lasted the entire afternoon and people brought multiple albums for the rapper to sign as they thanked him for his art. Not counting   DAMN., which has technically already gone gold with its first week sales, Kendrick has gold plaques for the aforementioned   Section.80,   “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice,” and his appearance on Sia’s “The Greatest.” He has reached platinum status with   good kid m.A.A.d city,   To Pimp a Butterfly and “Alright.”
324,000 – The number of copies   To Pimp a Butterfly sold in its first official week. Where does K.Dot keep his treasured trophies? The number carries through the label’s entire branding, from Lance Skiiiwalker’s name to SiR using it for his iiinglewood   SiR label. As more reviews have come in, the album has slipped slightly and currently sits at 96 based on 26 critics, which still puts it in the site’s Top 5 of all time, along with TPAB. 14 – The age of a young man stopped by police officers in Cleveland in 2015 for seeming to be intoxicated. The project featured Dr. A crowd of attendees from The Movement For Black Lives National Convening   in Cleveland gathered around to protest the teenager’s treatment by authorities. According to the “DNA.” video, under a picture of Snoop Dogg and Tupac, of course. 6   – The number of years since Black Hippy dropped its self-titled mixtape. K.Dot has come a long way from his self-titled EP in 2009 to sharing a track with U2 on   DAMN. The group was pepper sprayed before the teenager was released to his parents. 242,000 – The first week sales for Kendrick’s first major label release,   good kid m.A.A.d city. There’s this very, very beautiful moment where there was this butterfly and the butterfly literally, I’m not even saying this to be dramatic, the butterfly is flying over the crowd and like everyone, it’s just a very beautiful sight.”
3 – The number of I’s in “HiiiPower,” Kendrick Lamar’s anthem off   Section.80 that has served as a mantra for TDE fans around the world. 11 – The number of rappers Kendrick said he was trying to lyrically murder on his epic “Control” verse. DAMN. 7 – The number of RIAA certifications the good kid has for his work. Cole. 3,000 – The number of fans that Cornrow Kenny greeted at a Best Buy album signing in his hometown of Compton Thursday (April 20). They have teamed up again for tracks like Jay Rock’s “Vice City” and recently remixed ScHoolboy Q’s “THat Part.” But will we ever get a full-length Black Hippy reunion? The verse rattled the Hip Hop community and there is some unsaid tension between Kendrick, Drizzy and Sean Don that continues through   DAMN.‘s release. will go down as a classic. It nabbed Cornrow Kenny several Grammy nominations, but there was great controversy when Macklemore walked away with the awards.

27–Chicago, Ill. Tour, once again leaving fans in a state of blissful frenzy. Jul. August 5–Las Vegas, Nev. July 12–Phoenix, Ariz. Joining Kendrick on The DAMN. album, and now the Compton spitter has announced The DAMN. July 20–Brooklyn, N.Y. July 25–Toronto, Ont. THE DAMN. July 21–D.C., Wash. News of K-Dot’s latest tour comes after the monstrous release of the mom-approved DAMN., which moved more than 600,000 equivalent album units in its first week, including   more than 300 million streams. August 1–Seattle, Was. July 14–Dallas, Texas
July 15–Houston, Texas
July 17–Atlanta, Ga. July 26–Detroit, Mich. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday (April 28) and tomorrow (April 25) for American Express cardholders. Kung Fu Kenny will kick off the tour on July 12 in Phoenix, Arizona,   according to a flyer he shared on Twitter earlier today (April 24). August 6–Los Angeles, Calif. TOUR pic.twitter.com/RK89UlBayi
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 24, 2017

The flyer features 17 North American cities, including Brooklyn, Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, and Washington D.C. A full list of tour dates for Kendrick Lamar’s The DAMN. It’s been just over a week since   Kendrick Lamar dropped his DAMN. July 19–Philadelphia, Pa. July 29–Denver, Colo. Tour is below. August 2–BC, Vancouver
August 4–Oakland, Calif. Tour will be fellow rhymers   Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. July 22–Boston, Mass.

Ready for this one to wrap.”
So… that might have something to do with it. 😈🏥🚒💯💪🏽 #AlphaOmega #EST #XX #YoungGunner
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“[F]or those who saw the TMZ post, here is what happened last night: i took some serious damage to my chest plate/ribs this week and during our 6th song last night I collapsed backstage and thought i was having a heart attack. MGK later posted a clip of himself backstage after reports of his issues went public. MGK has been filming some of his own stunts for the upcoming movie Captive State, and recently tweeted: “Still on set. what they didn’t report, was that i went back out and finished that show cuz we’re fuckin champions and it was my 27th birthday and nothing can take me away from the stage. Seminole, FL – The show must go on…
Machine Gun Kelly proved he’s made of pretty tough stuff this weekend when he finished a show in Seminole, South Florida, despite being briefly forced offstage with severe chest pains. ?????? got punched in the chest 65 times. pretty sure i can't breathe. Pretty sure I can’t breathe. Got punched in the chest 65 times. Eventually, during his hit “Bad Things,” MGK stepped off the stage to recover. #AlphaOmega #EST #XX #YoungGunner”
According to TMZ, representatives for the rapper assured fans that the rapper wasn’t suffering from any cardiac issues. Video from the concert shows the 27-year-old rapper grabbing at his chest repeatedly while performing. what they didn't report, was that i went back out and finished that show cuz we're fuckin champions and it was my 27th birthday and nothing can take me away from the stage. ready for this one to wrap 🎬🎥
— Young Gunner (@machinegunkelly) April 21, 2017

After he was seen to on site by the paramedics, MGK returned to the stage and finished the show, albeit not without the homeopathic care offered by one particularly generous fan. still on set. for those who saw the TMZ post, here is what happened last night: i took some serious damage to my chest plate/ribs this week and during our 6th song last night I collapsed backstage and thought i was having a heart attack.

Seriously, just watch this:

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Obviously, Twitter has been ablaze with users kicking themselves for missing out on the show. — DEAN-E-G (@djDeanEG) April 22, 2017

Giggs doing kmt is London last night looked mad
— Fraser Paterson (@fraser_p1) April 22, 2017

Giggs show looked lit last night. Performing at the iconic Hammersmith Apollo venue in his hometown of London, Giggs sent the thronged crowd into a frenzy when he spat his “KMT” verse from Drake’s   More Life   playlist. — Ro$eGold Ro (@PerrierRosewood) April 22, 2017

Giggs batman line causing an earthquake in London. London, England – Athletes and musicians alike will tell you there’s no feeling like performing in front of your home crowd — especially when you shut it down like Giggs did this past weekend. Wish I was in London. Drake has been pushing Giggs, giving him opportunities on tracks as well as bringing him out for several shows during the Boy Meets World   Tour. Them concert videos look unreal. — Brockstar (@Brock_Doeee) April 22, 2017

Wish I could have been at Giggs' London show fml
— stevo (@SamSteeventon) April 22, 2017

I think my biggest regret in life to date is not being at giggs landlord tour in London last night 😩
— Emily (@Em_Elizabeth93) April 22, 2017 Giggs London show looked stupid stupid stuuuupid lit 😤
— New Wavin' 🏄🏾 (@KiingAdjei) April 24, 2017

I'm starting to really like Giggs verse on KMT. Clearly all the hype has had an effect, because this crowd’s respond to “KMT” is one of the most turnt crowds you’ll ever witness. Lol I guess because London makes that shit so hype during the batman part lol!

Imagine Bad Gal Ri Ri walking out on Mr. Fenty adorned in a luxurious fur-lined coat with dark shades while Lupita is dressed in Miu Miu, serving high-fashion nerd chic complete with a pair of thick, black-rimmed glasses. Fox Welsh.Tall.Handsome.Recently divorced. The same way folks are hella excited for Black Panther because they’re getting to see all these amazing people in one film.”
Everything about narrating the tale of Rih and Lupita’s heist was done naturally and off-the-cuff. 👑 pic.twitter.com/NVgqpFeTnu
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 24, 2017

@dvrrxll @rihanna pic.twitter.com/XG2WMribGJ
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) April 23, 2017

Well, say no more because Rihanna is down and so is Issa Rae. It’s not just about it’s a woman. I'm in Pit'z https://t.co/Kz0o3lBEmL
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017

Issa possibility 😳 https://t.co/QrqjSFJ73f
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 23, 2017

Speaking with DX, Burgin said bringing a Twitter story to the big screen is easier said than done, but he can see two of the biggest, well-known Black entertainers starring in this concept as a feature film. Way more than what I did in the Twitter story for the first act, second act, and third act. Rihanna: "Target…" Lupita: "Two rows down.Mr. It all started with a perfectly captioned tweet of an epic picture of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o at Paris Fashion Week 2014. Camera's up. I'm down if you are @rihanna https://t.co/vwHBWeCbFZ
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 21, 2017

Quickly fans began to bring Ava DuVernay and Issa Rae into the picture, hoping that this amazing idea will one day become Oscar-winning gold. I think there could be some potential to it. The same way you can see James Bond go from adventure to adventure to adventure, in what they do, I kind of see the same thing for them.”
Burgin often uses Twitter as a tool to connect with fans and the film world. @MikelleStreet @rihanna Lights set. I don’t think we have actually seen the whole buddy roles, specifically with two Black women. “They can go from men to women. “It would have to be fleshed out very, very well. Didn’t she tell you that she was a savage? When you think about it, you see white buddy movies, you see the Bad Boys 2 – Black men doing their thing. If you’re talking about features, we haven’t had a Black animated film since BeBe’s Kids back in ‘94, ‘95.”
Using Twitter has been a godsend for Xavier and he encourages Black millennials to take advantage of the free platform to get their art seen and/or heard. However, a short film wouldn’t be a bad idea either. I would love to have that be the type of soundtrack to go with this.”
The ending of Burgin’s idea of events is a curious twist that doesn’t target an old, rich white man but a woman dubbed Mrs. The Proud Family stopped making new episodes almost a decade ago. Didn’t she tell you?! As for the music to help narrate the high-tech Thelma and Louise tale, the sounds of The Internet’s Syd is best suited, X suggests. Alice. “I say all of that to say, to all those Black creatives out there is that they should really appreciate the necessity of using social media to get themselves out there because it makes a hell of a difference.”
One of his viral tales, “Tina and The Gucci Flip Flops,” raised over $36,000 in funding after the launch of a Kickstarter campaign. He even gave it a fancy title —   Dusk In California: A Film. His choice for picking a woman displays both of characters’ ruthlessness to get the cash and get out. HBO On Time short film director Xavier Burgin put his writing skills to work, taking   the idea to an ethereal level that none of us knew we so desperately needed. He used a combination of available Rihanna gifs, stills from Lupita filming Star Wars and the best emotive photos of Beauty and the Beast‘s Luke Evans he could find. His brilliant use of gifs to help carry the story entailed searching for the perfect emotions for each character using Google and Twitter’s gif tab. It would be interesting. Just off that premise folks would probably check it out. It’s about who is the next target that they can pick up. Fox to “Over” in slow motion before sharing one last intimate moment. “I definitely think this could be done as a larger feature film,” he tells DX over the phone. As for Dusk In California: A Film, we are all dying to see this on the big screen with Rihanna and Lupita. She’s fucking amazing to me as a singer and just like doing the type of stuff we haven’t seen since the ’90s. His short film On Time can be seen on HBO right now. Net Worth: 600 million"Rihanna: "…acquired." pic.twitter.com/uX8I7NnWc2
— X (@XLNB) April 21, 2017

Lupita caught wind of the story and says she’s down for the concept if Rihanna is. In true Twitter novella form, Xavier ran with the idea of Rih and Lupita teaming up to scam old white men out of their coins by any means necessary. Ready to call action for these #queens. Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans https://t.co/PhWs1xd3nj
— k (@1800SADGAL) April 18, 2017

Both Rih and Lupita’s heads are turned in the same direction, with Ms. It would be different. Additionally, he’s been in talks with the folks over at Comedy Central and FX, who approached him primarily because of his viral written works on Twitter. Hopefully, the stars will align to see it through. In addition to the already coveted comic book version, the story will potentially be turned into animated form. Especially, two really well-known ones. “That last album, that solo one that Syd just did, that’s the soundtrack that I would use for this muthafucker,” he says referring to Syd’s Fin. He’s an Alabama graduate who obtained his masters at USC’s Film School and was a semi-finalist for the 43rd Student Academy Awards. The stage is perfectly set. “Like, The Boondocks went off in 2014. “In my head, I see it as a case of they don’t discriminate in who they scam,” he explains. “I love her shit. “One thing that we realized really quickly is that we’ve seen great Black cinema, we’ve seen great Black TV, but there hasn’t been any great Black animated work in a long time,” Burgin explains. “What it has taught me in the digital age at this point and as a creative, whether it be a filmmaker, whether it be a writer or an educator, in many of these fields that allow you to be a creator is you can’t ignore the power of having a following that can get folks interested in you and what you’re doing,” the filmmaker explains.

and Tiny’s relationship makes headlines again over Bernice Burgos. Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.” Hits Billboard
Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” had the highest Billboard Hot 100 Hip Hop debut since 2010, inserting itself into the #2 position on the chart. Also, Drake gets into all types of mess, from a model claiming to be pregnant with his baby to claiming he was racially profiled at a country club during his Coachella stay, among other happenings. Read more here. She just came in the picture after I filed for divorce.”
Tiny says she had to check Tip about his sideline chick staying quiet. actually pushed over 600,000 in equivalent album units (including around 300 million streams), beating out Drake’s More Life. Drake’s Problems
Besides getting dethroned by Kendrick Lamar for the highest-selling album of 2017, Drake’s week was swarmed with drama. Lastly, T.I. Tameka “Tiny” Harris made an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show and opened up about her divorce with T.I. Fans took it as a sign to ravage the uber-exclusive country club’s Yelp and Facebook pages with less than favorable reviews. “He’s not even with her, first of all,” Tiny said. DAMN. “The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling,” Drake wrote in the caption to his since-deleted Instagram post. Read more here. Bernice took to her own social media networks and made unsolicited comments about Tiny and T.I.’s marriage. The 6 God and his crew chose to stay at The Madison Club in La Quinta, California and says he was met with racism. in her womb. Furthermore, Drake’s stay at Coachella didn’t go without problems as well. First, an Instagram model by the name of Layla Lace claimed that she was carrying Drake Jr. Now Drake’s team has denied the claims and the woman’s IG account has disappeared. office and asked for the charges to be dropped. #Humble 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 #kendricklamar ======================================#GIRLBOSS #gettingshitdone #adventure #taurus #festival #styleinspo #coachella #ootd #desert #indio #LIT #lovemylife #lookbook #stylediary #ontrend #trendalert #rap #fashiontrend #fashioninspo #fashionkilla #night #DAMN
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Yet, nothing was more exhilarating than watching Kung Fu Kenny and Don Cheadle act out the lyrics to “DNA.”
Read more here. and his relationship with Bernice Burgos. “And she had nothing to do with whatever was going on with us before, anyway. The Madison Club’s Facebook rating is currently sitting at a mere 2.7 stars. Originally charged with a felony, Aubrey contacted the Los Angeles D.A. Although we didn’t get that theoretical Easter Sunday album, and will won’t be getting new K.Dot music, he did put on a pretty lit Coachella performance. It was the appetizing record TDE fans had until DAMN.‘s release on April 14. This week in Hip Hop, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Tiny and Bernice had previously gone back and forth on social media over Tip. She provided receipts too and blasted the Toronto superstar for dodging her after presenting him with the news. The 24-year-old intruder also took the opportunity to comb Drizzy’s bedroom and play dress up in one of his hoodies before she was caught by one of his friends. We were already going through whatever we were going through. Tiny Opens Up About Pending Divorce With T.I. Not only that, YOLO Estates was burglarized by a thirsty fan who stole Pepsi, Sprite and Fiji water while the “Passionfruit” rapper was at Coachella. The excitement surrounding DAMN.’s debut is still on a euphoric high. tears up the charts as consumers and critics back the Compton rapper’s fourth studio album.

According to TMZ‘s Drake sources, not only are Lace’s claims fake, but the pair has never even met. Adding a new wrinkle to the case, her IG account   leads to an error message and is no longer available online. TMZ reports that a source from Drake’s camp said that Lace is telling tall tales to the point that he didn’t even think to put the legal wolves on her. Drake’s name was all in the headlines last week for less-than-favorable reasons after Instagram model Layla Lace claimed she was impregnated by the Canadian superstar. Lace came forward in with some now-deleted Instagram posts claiming Drake got her pregnant then began avoiding her calls once she alerted him of the news. Lace posted several pieces of evidence from her side while the OVO boss didn’t dignify the rumor with a public statement. Drake’s team reportedly believes Lace was just looking to get a little fame to come her way and that once she got the attention she sought, the posts disappeared from her Instagram timeline.

When Kodak pushed back by not vacating the class, she threatened to call the police to which she claims he grabbed her phone and wrist. Hough also heard testimony from a bartender who claimed she was assaulted by Kodak when he   visited a strip club earlier this year, which was one of the events that prompted the look into him violating his house arrest. Kodak Black’s woes are continuing to mount, this as the South Florida rapper finds himself battling a number of legal issues including a violation of his probation. The hearing concludes next week. While in court last Friday for a hearing, it was revealed that Kodak repeatedly interrupted his anger management class by burping loudly and allegedly got physical with the   leader of the session after she asked him to leave. The Sun-Sentinel reported   on the court-ordered hearing where Broward County Circuit Judge Michael Lynch heard the second day of testimony in Kodak’s probation violation case, where the 19-year-old rap star could face eight years in prison. Lynch heard testimony from Ramona Sanchez, the leader of Kodak’s anger management class. She said that the rapper kept burping and she asked him to leave. Kodak’s attorneys contend that their client was working that evening, and a fellow bartender at the club testified on the defense’s behalf that she never saw her colleague get assaulted. Prosecutor Meredith   Hough was limited in her questioning of Kodak, born Dieuson Octave, but did get into the burping situation, among other matters.

“You going emoji brazy. officially has the highest-selling debut of 2017 so far, selling an astounding 610,000 album units its first week. The message is littered with face emojis and the 100 sign before she confesses her love for her son’s fans. Cornrow Kenny posted a screenshot of his text conversation with Momma where she calls his fourth studio album “bombbbbb” and says she wishes she and K.Dot’s father were a part of it just like they were featured in the skits for   good kid m.A.A.d city. But perhaps Compton’s hero found the most joy in getting the approval of his mom. 💀💀💀
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DAMN. The LP features U2, Rihanna and a story on “DUCKWORTH.” about Kendrick’s father getting in a fateful confrontation with TDE boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith when Kung Fu Kenny was just a child. Who taught you ‘100’? Kendrick’s much shorter response? Lol,” with brown prayer hands. She also says that Kendrick’s dad thinks he looks “stressed out” on the cover, which many fans would agree. Kendrick Lamar is receiving rave reviews for his   DAMN. album. Here at HipHopDX, we gave it a near-perfect 4.9.

Lil Chano from 79th took to Twitter to post a photo of the tour poster and the accompanying cities and dates. AVAIL NOW @ https://t.co/m5rYnxzNGY pic.twitter.com/HMmvRtEYVi
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 21, 2017 Any bootleg vendors hoping to cake off during Chance’s tour by selling unofficial tour-related gear will face a rude awakening. On Wednesday, Chance’s touring company, CTR Touring Inc., filed in an Illinois district court what’s being called an “injunctive and monetary relief” against those who made fake Chance The Rapper merch last year, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Be Encouraged Tour w King Louie & DJ Oreo next week. For more info on Chance The Rapper’s Be Encouraged spring tour featuring fellow Chicagoan   King Louie and DJ Oreo, visit the ChanceRaps.com. Got tix back from scalpers on first week of shows. His team is preparing to combat those who will try to make a quick buck off this upcoming tour as well. Opening on April 24 in San Diego, Chance will hit up a pair of additional California dates before working his way to the East and Midwest before ending the tour officially on October 20 in Phoenix after what appears to be a month-long break in September. Titling it the Be Encouraged Tour, Chance will hit the road for the next six months starting early next week. In just a matter of days,   Chance The Rapper   fans will get an opportunity to see the Chicago star onstage as he’s announced a new tour for the spring season.

His signature cut “Purple Rain” sold the most copies out of all his recorded numbers with 621,000 downloads and unapologetically re-entered the Billboard charts at #17, eventually making its way up to #4 after his tragic demise. One of his albums, The Very Best of Prince, landed at #8 on Neilson Music’s   Top 10 Selling Albums of 2016 with a total of 668,000 units sold. Naturally outshining every artist, even in death, Prince sold more albums than every recording artist in 2016 including Drake and Adele, who pushed 2.23 million copies. Prince’s cherished hits “Little Red Corvette,” Let’s Go Crazy” and “Kiss” sold between   335,000-345,000 units respectively. Fans of the eclectic musician purchased 2.3 million copies of his various albums and 5.4 million songs were digitally downloaded. Upon his death, TIDAL was the only streaming service that had exclusive rights to The Purple One’s catalog. Friday (April 21) marked the one-year anniversary of Prince’s   heavenly ascension and since his departure from Earth at age 57, his catalog has raked in 7.7 million in sales according to Nielsen Music,   Billboard   reports. Earlier this year, access to his music became readily available to music mavens everywhere who subscribe to Apple Music and Spotify. The “Pop Life” performer’s posthumous greatest hits project 4ever dropped November 20, 2016 and scanned 67,000 copies. The majority of those sales, totaling 5.65 million, accumulated in the month following Prince’s death at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota last year between April 21 and May 19, 2016. This was followed by   Purple Rain (498,000) and 1999 (169,000) among many more of his musical masterpieces.