D.I.T.C. Offering Custom Studio Drum Kit For The Low

New York City, NY – Even with the vast selections in Hip Hop sounds these days, including the ubiquity of trap, there’s still a viable (and demanded) market for traditional sounds in rap music. Featuring 25 sets of drums (including 92 kicks, 72 snares and 32 hi-hats) the D.I.T.C. Just ask the legendary Diggin’ In The Crates Crew, who recently supplied longtime fans with heat this past November via their album, Sessions. and the late, great Big L (and sometimes even Big Pun!), Buckwild, Diamond Lord Finesse and Showbiz (and sometimes DJ Premier!) rounded out the clique on the boards. And the production facet of the team is bringing their countless hours of digging for rare records to the forefront with their own signature D.I.T.C. HipHopDX described the project as “a shining new effort” and, for upcoming artists who excel in emceeing, the New York collective is making it easy for them to follow in its footsteps. Studios Drum Kit is currently available   on the crew’s official website for just $25. To complement the fierce lyricism of Fat Joe, O.C., A.G. Studios Drum Kit.

Chance The Rapper: “I’m Not Afraid Of A Trump Presidency”

“People are raising their kids to be more and more knowledgeable and understanding,” he says. I’m coming so clean-cut with the message of hope and understanding, and the Word, that it’s like: What could you be fearful of?”
Read the full story at GQ and view Chance The Rapper’s cover below. As his friend Barack Obama   prepares to leave the office of President of the United States, Chance The Rapper says he is “not afraid” of what’s to come as Donald Trump steps into the role of Commander in Chief. I would say to everybody, you know, the world is coming together.”
Instead of being distraught by Trump winning the presidency, he encourages fans   to look at the unity around them. That’s why I’m not afraid of a Trump presidency.”
He continues by saying that Trump‘s motto “Make America Great Again,” didn’t resonate with the people he is trying to represent. If you feel like you’re the under-represented, under-appreciated side of Middle America that is white—quote me—you need to, uh, toughen up, nigga! You know what I’m saying? He offers his music, including HipHopDX’s 2016 Album of the Year   Coloring Book, as a voice of hope. In a cover story for GQ, the Chicago MC explains why he has confidence that the world will not end when the real estate mogul enters the White House. “I want to be the good guy,” he says, sharing lessons he’s learned from his father. “I would say the main reason not to be afraid is that I’m making music for your kids now. Somebody gotta punch you in the chest, because shit is sweet for you. GQ “It’s not really going that bad for you. But the good guy, in what I’ve seen happen so far, the good usually wins. “And sometimes the good guy sounds like a lame thing. “‘Make America Great Again,’ that’s not a real thing because shit ain’t really switched up for them,” he says.

Snoop Dogg Prepared To Clown Any “Uncle Tom” Who Performs At Donald Trump’s Inauguration

I’m waiting,” Snoop Dogg said in his video. Which one of you jiggaboo-ass niggas gonna be the first one to do it? “I’m gonna roast the fuck out of you Uncle Tom-ass niggas for doing it. “So, ain’t nobody gonna perform for Donald Trump, huh? Which one of you niggas gonna do it first?”

A video posted by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Jan 10, 2017 at 5:17pm PST

Snoop has expressed his distaste for Trump before, and was one of many to express interest in moving to Canada   following last November’s election results. Ice-T was never an option, despite his trolling. A harsh roasting awaits any musician willing to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20. A photo posted by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Jan 11, 2017 at 8:21am PST

So far, the Rockettes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and 16-year-old “America’s Got Talent” singer Jackie Evancho have been announced for Trump’s inauguration, while artists who have   reportedly turned down the opportunity include Elton John, Garth Brooks, Andrea Bocelli, KISS, Celine Dion, David Foster, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Church, and Moby. In a video uploaded to Instagram this week, Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg expressed his willingness to verbally sink his teeth into any “jiggaboo” or “Uncle Tom” who performs at Trump’s inauguration.

Chance The Rapper, The Weeknd & Travis Scott Hitting Bonnaroo 2017

Four-day passes are currently on sale for $324.50 (plus fees). Check out the full Bonnaroo flyer below. Other Hip Hop notables include Tory Lanez, D.R.A.M., Flatbush Zombies and Kevin Abstract. Tickets are available here. Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo is the latest music festival to announce its lineup, which is headlined by Chance The Rapper, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2. The four-day festival goes down from June 8-11 in Manchester, Tennessee and will feature 130 performances   across more than 10 stages.

T.I. Claims Family Is “Phenomenal” Amid Divorce Proceedings

In an interview with DISH Nation, TIP was asked how he’s holding up. now has some words for how his family is doing amidst Tiny filing for divorce after their six-year marriage. This comes just a few days after he told fellow ATL rapper Yung Joc that the divorce “ain’t your business” on radio station Streetz 94.5. Then she said…wait a min..I got my own Benz! saying   his family is “phenomenal” in the clip above. Watch the clip of T.I. “They had a phenomenal Christmas.”

@heiressdharris was like what in the world y'all wake me up for! The Grand Hustle boss also comments on the kids in the new interview, saying they are fine too, as Instagram has shown. says as he sips his coffee. “She’s doing phenomenal.”
Tiny first filed for divorce a month ago and T.I. “Kids are great, man,” he says. has reportedly tried to stop   it, blaming “jealous friends” for the separation. Atlanta, GA – T.I. “I’m fine,” T.I. Santa's baby👑💜🎅🏽
A video posted by Majorgirl (@majorgirl) on Dec 25, 2016 at 9:18am PST

And Tiny?

Here’s Why Drake’s “More Life” Is A Playlist And Not An Album

Nineteen85, the producer behind some of Drake’s biggest hits of the last 12 months, including “One Dance” and “Too Good” with Rihanna, has spoken to Billboard about what fans can expect from Drizzy’s next project:
“More Life is interesting because this is [Drake] right on the peak of his biggest project yet [with VIEWS], doing his biggest tour and still having so many good ideas that he just wants to put it out without making it a big ordeal.”
The “Hotline Bling” producer emphasized that Drake isn’t hyping up More Life   in the same way that he did VIEWS. His follow-up playlist, More Life, is slated to drop sometime in 2017 and fans have already been treated to individual tracks like “Fake Love” and “Sneakin’” featuring 21 Savage. Drake always knows how to make people feel.”
Read the whole interview here. “That’s why he’s trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out … He’s so aware of what everybody else is doing musically that he likes to introduce new music and new artists to the rest of the world.”
Nineteen85 also spoke on some of the bigger tracks that he’s produced for Drake, complimenting the connection that the two share: “There’s a thing he knows how to do on my beats that connects with the audience so well.”
He reserved special praise for “One Dance,” saying: “There’s a void when it comes to that type of feel-good record nowadays the songs that the Michael Jacksons of the world used to make. It hasn’t even been a year since Drake dropped VIEWS, but fans are already fiending for new music from the Canadian rapper.

Blac Youngsta Accused Of Leaving Strippers Tipless

TMZ reports that Youngsta performed at the L.A. Despite his stripper-heavy performance, the Southern rapper and his crew of about 20 people reportedly left without offering any kind of tip. “It’s super embarrassing to be on stage, after HE requests you and then doesn’t tip anything,” one stripper said, while speaking with TMZ. strip joint on Monday (January 9) as part of a paid appearance, and even invited dancers to join him on stage during his performance. Ironically, it was just over a year ago when Youngsta made headlines for having a surplus of cash on him. Last January, the rapper was detained in Atlanta after withdrawing $200,000 from his bank account. He was accused of attempting to cash a forged $24,000 check but   was later released when it was revealed that authorities were given a wrong description of the suspect. Memphis, Tennessee rapper Blac Youngsta is facing backlash from strippers at Los Angeles’ Ace of Diamonds, after he allegedly skipped out on tipping them during a recent visit. Video of Blac Youngsta’s performance shows money being thrown around, but the rapper was allegedly not responsible for the flurry of cash.

Hip Hop Bids Farewell To President Barack Obama

A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jan 10, 2017 at 7:20pm PST

Nas praised Obama for for being “the realest human being” and “the coolest of the cool.”

Barack Obama is one of the Brightest human beings I have ever met. President Barack Obama bid farewell to the country he has led for eight years, offering a message of hope at a time when so many are fearful about what is to come from President-elect Donald Trump. Proud To Be A Witness Of B L A C K H I S T O R Y 1st Black President WE WILL MISS YOU!! Such an inspiration. No complaints! #yeswecan love you @BarackObama #potus
— Twista (@TWISTAgmg) January 11, 2017

Even Canadian Drake paid tribute to the president with a pretty startling photoshop of his own hair on Obama’s face. #farewell
A photo posted by @ludacris on Jan 10, 2017 at 8:27pm PST

Never Been Into Politics But You Gave US HOPE 🇺🇸 #Obama
A photo posted by Yo Gotti (@yogottikom) on Jan 10, 2017 at 8:57pm PST

THATS HOW YOU DO EM MR. The coolest of the cool, always kept his head high through the bad. Bravo ladies
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) January 11, 2017

this the BS part but it builds patriotism so I get it. January 20 will see the administration of America’s first ever black president come to an end. The president built up a lot of good will in the Hip Hop community throughout his two terms   in the Oval Office, frequently discussing his favorite artists and inviting them to State dinners held in the White House. Plenty of rappers took to Instagram to say goodbye to Obama, with the president’s fellow Chicago native Twista going so far as to change his Twitter avi to a picture of Obama with a “Farewell” banner on the bottom. 😢. Fair, strong, wise, a HERO to all people everywhere. Well Done Job My Man. Many more expressed their fond wishes. !!!!!!!! As a Canadian that calls America home for part of the year I will always carry your words and the memory of your time in office with me as inspiration. A photo posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on Jan 10, 2017 at 7:03pm PST

Check out the full farewell speech (as well as BJ The Chicago Kid’s version of the National Anthem) below. #POTUS
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) January 11, 2017

Joe Biden = Cool Mofo smh LoL man did the pistol point at his homie #VicePOTUD
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) January 11, 2017

The Duaghters deserved that. C U L T U R E 1/27
A photo posted by QuavoHuncho (@quavohuncho) on Jan 10, 2017 at 7:47pm PST

#THANKYOU #GODBLESS @barackobama
A photo posted by DIDDY (@diddy) on Jan 10, 2017 at 9:35pm PST

Historic and classy
A photo posted by 2 Chainz Aka Tity Boi (@hairweavekiller) on Jan 10, 2017 at 8:39pm PST

History has been made. I can accept it 😑🇺🇸 😉😄
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) January 11, 2017

thank you Mr President. Great job! As I dad I feel Him. I feel u my, G. SALUTE
A photo posted by Raekwon The Chef (@raekwon) on Jan 10, 2017 at 9:21pm PST

The man 👏🏿
A photo posted by 🏋🏿Nickle🏋🏿 (@royceda59) on Jan 10, 2017 at 7:34pm PST

sounds like the OG (Ole Guy) Sanders message will live too! 🇺🇸
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) January 11, 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you…a million times…thank you. #salute #HSTRY
A photo posted by Nasir Jones (@nas) on Jan 10, 2017 at 9:10pm PST

They weren’t the only ones who were emotional to see Obama go. Bravo Mr Prez
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) January 11, 2017

That man fought those tears talking about his wife. Loved by many, missed by all. A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jan 10, 2017 at 8:04pm PST

Now It's Time For This!!! Big up yaself O. PRESIDENT.. The realest human being.

Floyd Mayweather’s Brother Justin Is Stepping Into A Different Kind Of Ring

I heard a couple cats.”
Asked if he’d be willing to put bread on a battle, Justin was cryptic once more saying, “Facts. Speaking to American battle league AHAT, Justin Mayweather explained his desire to get in the ring. Mayweather also name-checked some of the veterans of modern-day battle rap to show off his knowledge: “Aye Verb, Murda Mook, Serius Jones, Hollow… I been with it for a minute.”
Asked if he thought he had what it takes, Mayweather matched his older brother’s natural bluster, saying “Nah man, I don’t think I got what it takes. We’ll see what’s going on. Would you look at this… Justin Mayweather and his brother… Floyd Mayweather Jr…#first #time #mayweather
A photo posted by Justin Mayweather (@the_real_justin_mayweather) on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:50pm PDT

AHAT say that Mayweather will make his debut on January 21 in Las Vegas, a city that’s been kind to the Mayweathers over the years. While   Floyd Mayweather is training Soulja Boy   for his fight with Chris Brown, the boxer’s younger brother Justin is preparing for a battle of a different kind: battle rap. The younger brother said the two only discovered each other later in life, and “that’s how it goes in the hood.” However, Justin has posted photos of himself at his older brother’s training gym. “I’ve been into battling, I got into battling way back in the day — before all the props and all the extra stuff they be doing now,” he says. That’s my response.”
Though Justin says that Floyd Mayweather knows him, he also says they don’t kick it often. I know I got what it takes.”

As for his battling resume, Mayweather has said it’s all off-camera, and when asked who he’d like to battle on AHAT, he couldn’t be drawn: “I seen   a couple cats but we’ll figure it out.

Joel Embiid Drags Mia Khalifa After She Shaded Philadelphia 76ers & Meek Mill

To celebrate, Joel Embiid and fellow Sixers teammates,   Ben Simmons   and   Nerlens Noel, linked up with Meek Mill in a moment shared on the 7-foot center’s Instagram page. Check out Joel Embiid’s response to Mia Khalifa below. A photo posted by Joel "The Process" Embiid (@joelembiid) on Jan 8, 2017 at 5:36pm PST

Mia Khalifa, who has a history of dragging athletes for fun from NFL defensive back   Duke Williams to Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, re-posted the photo on her Insta, swapping out Embiid’s caption with her own: “Room full of L’s.”

Room full of L's
A photo posted by Mia Khalifa (@notthefakemiakhalifa) on Jan 8, 2017 at 5:53pm PST

The 22-year-old athlete clapped back at Porn Hub’s most searched pornstar with a slick response of his own: “Says the women with miles of D,” a response Khalifa found humor enough in to tease herself about by sharing it on Twitter. Lesson learned: don't mess with the Sixers pic.twitter.com/Ae2SfMBx4p
— Mia Khalifa (@miakhalifa) January 9, 2017

And that’s that. The Philadelphia 76ers secured a rare win on Sunday (January 8), dominating the Brooklyn Nets in a 105-95 victory. The Daltons !!!!

Harvey J Used Hennessy For Everything & Went Viral

Normally, it involves the dread-headed individual donning a Versace bathrobe and using his cognac of choice in obscure ways. In the meantime, he was using his outrageous videos to draw attention to his music which ranges from trap inspiration to parody. “Hennessy chose me,” said social media personality Harvey J over the phone to HipHopDX. “It’s about being yourself. Those who have spent a suitable amount of time thumbing through social media have run across the North Carolina star’s viral videos at least once. A lot of people aren’t comfortable with being themselves.”
Putting things into perspective, the breakout “Hennessy Chicken” video earned nine million views on Facebook alone after debuting in May. “Hennything can happen and Hennything is possible,” he said. According to Harvey J, he is “putting out a lot of albums and music” for 2017. From making macaroni and cheese to defrosting car windows, various videos of Harvey J using Hennessy have gone on to get the same reception. Just last year, he dropped several projects including Pancakes & Hennessy, Litarded and Hensational. Check out some of his greatest viral moments below. “It stands for the freedom aspect of the culture and where fashion has gotten to,” he said of why he does what he does.

Big Sean Embarking On I DECIDED. Tour Presented By Live Nation

The tour will coincide with Sean’s upcoming fourth studio album of the same name, which is slated to be released on February 3. Pre-sale for the I DECIDED. Def Jam and Live Nation have announced today (January 9) that Sean Don will be blitzing across the United States via the I DECIDED. Embed from Getty Images

Are We Ready To Call Big Sean An Elite MC Yet? through the Live Nation mobile app and www.livenation.com. via Citi’s Private Pass Program. through Thursday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m. Tour dates at a venue near you. It’s the follow-up to not only Dark Sky Paradise, but also his joint LP with rumored girlfriend, Jhene Aiko in TWENTY88. Paul, MN             Myth
Friday, March 31         Chicago, IL               Aragon Ballroom
Saturday, April 1       Detroit, MI         Fox Theatre
Sunday, April 2         Toronto             Rebel
Tuesday, April 4         Boston, MA           House of Blues
Friday, April 7         Wallingford, CT           The Dome at Oakdale
Saturday, April 8       Silver Spring, MD       The Fillmore
Tuesday, April 11       New York, NY             Radio City Music Hall
Wednesday, April 12     Philadelphia, PA         The Fillmore
Friday, April 14         Charlotte, NC             The Fillmore
Saturday, April 15       Myrtle Beach, SC         House of Blues
Sunday, April 16         Raleigh, NC                 The Ritz
Tuesday, April 18       Atlanta, GA                 Tabernacle
Wednesday, April 19     Tampa, FL                   The Ritz Ybor
Thursday, April 20       Miami, FL               Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater Citi card holds will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. Los Angeles, CA – Big Sean fans will be privy to hearing the Detroit representer’s new album in living color a month after its release. Additionally, Live Nation will host a pre-sale Thursday, January 12 from 10:00 a.m. Tour begins tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m. Tour with MadeinTYO along for the ride as the opening act. Check below to peep the I DECIDED. The General on-sale begins on Friday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com. Friday, March 17         Houston, TX                 Revention Music Center
Saturday, March 18       Dallas, TX                 South Side Ballroom
Tuesday, March 21       Anaheim, CA               House of Blues
Thursday, March 23       San Francisco, CA       The Masonic
Friday, March 24         Los Angeles, CA         Hollywood Palladium
Tuesday, March 28       Denver, CO                 The Fillmore
Thursday, March 30       St. I Decided.’s lead single, “Bounce Back,” is already bubbling across the board on the Top 10 Spotify, Top 10 Urban and Rhythm radio, Top 5 Apple Music, and Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 charts and even gaining last-minute placement on HipHopDX’s 50 Best Songs Of 2016. through 10:00 p.m.

Migos Scores First #1 Hot 100 Hit With “Bad And Boujee”

A comparison long held by many Migos enthusiasts. #Culture 01.27.17 pic.twitter.com/BzSwDZdEPi
— MIGOS™ (@Migos) January 9, 2017 Thank You Donald Glover! I think they’re awesome,” Glover told Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier. Today, the ATL trio nabbed an achievement of their own with the same song, which features Lil Uzi Vert, landing at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The project includes the previously released singles, “Call Casting” and “T-Shirt.” Fans can expect features from DJ Khaled, 2 Chainz and Travis Scott. Culture   is slated to drop January 27 under Quality Control and 300 Entertainment. Lots of “Rain drop, drop top” memes soon followed. A first for all. It’s not enough that Childish Gambino thanked Migos for “Bad and Boujee” as Donald Glover accepting his first Golden Globe for the FX series, Atlanta   yesterday (January 8). And that song [‘Bad and Boujee’] is just amazing.”
If things couldn’t get any better for Quavo, Offset and Takeoff since the rapper/actor’s shoutout, Billboard reports that there has been a 243% increase in the song’s Spotify streams. Its YouTube plays for both the official audio and video streams raked in 3.6 million views between yesterday and today. “I love the Migos. Check out Donald Glover’s shoutout to Migos and their song “Bad and Boujee” during his Golden Globe acceptance speech below. Koop. “I think they’re the Beatles. Rain dropDrop topMy baby nephew stops crying only for hip hop pic.twitter.com/x7IYjmPi5a
— Curtis Lepore (@curtislepore) December 26, 2016

And yes, the Donald Glover shout-out at the Golden Globes ceremony was a definite highlight of the song’s momentum, where he also compared the group to the Beatles. The song gained traction when a video made its rounds on the internet of the group performing it to a super, hyped up crowd in Lagos, Nigeria. “Bad and Boujee” is the first single off Migos’ sophomore effort Culture and is produced by Metro Boomin and G. The song knocked down Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane’s viral single   “Black Beatles” from the top spot, which also happened to be their first #1 Hot 100 hit after everybody and their mama got in on the #MannequinChallenge mania.

Did The Drake Curse Strike The Alabama Crimson Tide?

Drake was photographed wearing some Crimson Tide gear ahead of last night’s pivotal game, and to some in the sports world, a Drake co-sign is something like a kiss of death. I also blame you for the curse. The Curse pic.twitter.com/1IYmvnTh1z
— Black Will McAvoy (@CartuneNetwerk) January 10, 2017

There have been a few high-profile cases of teams crumbling after Drake has hopped on the bandwagon, perhaps most notably Serena Williams, who missed out on a chance to become the first female player since 1998 to win a Grand Slam just weeks after making out with Drake. I blame you. I blame you @Drake
— Nick (@thenickhodges) January 10, 2017

Drake cursed Bama lmaoooooooooooooo pic.twitter.com/3r4poMBryk
— BK (@bk17__) January 10, 2017

@Drake it's all your fault. — Southern & Soulful (@SouthernSoulful) January 10, 2017

@drake i ain't saying you a curse but….you a curse pic.twitter.com/C8H7jggK03
— sad Bama fan (@AlwaysKeke_) January 10, 2017

Drake wearing your sports teams apparel worse than the Madden curse. I blame you for the 2 illegal picks. — Black Marlins Man 🍗 (@ampaveli) January 10, 2017 I'm deleting all your music. Tampa, FL – Sports fans are often a superstitious bunch — lucky gloves, lucky socks and pre-game routines are a big thing among athletes — so it’s no surprise that fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide have come up with an off-the-field reason why their team lost in Monday night’s national championship game. Curse of the Drakino pic.twitter.com/TgeYpdC3Xf
— Alex Medina (@mrmedina) January 10, 2017

Drake didn't rock Bama gear until this year and they lost. The college football team that has dominated with four national titles since 2009 was beaten by the Clemson Tigers last night when a last-second touchdown made it 35-31 for the underdogs. Reluctant to blame their players or their coach, Crimson Tide fans have found a different scapegoat — Drake. This case study also claims that the Golden State Warriors’ losses increased by 100% after Drake and Steph Curry got a burger together … With that in mind, we can see why Crimson Tide are throwing sidelong glances in Drizzy’s direction.

Chris Brown & Soulja Boy Might Fight In Dubai

Brothers fight. News of a possible location for the battle between Breezy and Soulja comes shortly after Soulja Boy let loose a series of flip-flopping social media posts. “Chris is my brother, man. Sometimes brothers fight,” Soulja said in a video uploaded to Instagram. We been on tour. In a series of tweets sent this week, the Atlanta rapper boasted on wanting to beat down   Chris Brown “for Rihanna,” and declared that the streets don’t respect the singer. While an exact location hasn’t yet been set for the boxing match between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy, one thing is looking certain, and that is the fight won’t take place in the United States. Shortly after Soulja let his Twitter fingers fly, he uploaded a video where he referred to Chris Brown as a “brother,” and revealed that he has no beef with him. A video posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Jan 8, 2017 at 1:36pm PST

Although Soulja promoted a March date for the fight in his IG video, an exact date and location has yet to be confirmed. According to TMZ, there are rules and regulations in place (including a mandatory drug test for amateur fighters) that would block such a fight from going down on U.S. Instead, Dubai has been thrown around as a possible location for the fight between the newly feuding duo. Despite not taking place in the U.S., those involved in the fight are also reportedly confident that the two musicians could cash out big time if their match is aired on Pay-Per-View. We got songs together. #PressPlay #SouljaBoy says #ChrisBrown is his bro and there's no beef! soil. The lavish United Arab Emirates city was named as an option after Las Vegas was shot down as a hosting location.

Mike Tyson Seriously Made A Diss Track For Soulja Boy

This week, Iron Mike has dropped the kind of lyrics we’d have expected of him back in the 1990s when he was still beating people to a pulp for a living. I'm going to teach him how to knock your ass out @souljaboy. After a long career of taking heads (and the occasional ear) off in the ring, former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson has tried his hand at a lot of new things, including poetry. "IF YOU SHOW UP”… It's going down. Tyson is coaching Brown while the undefeated Floyd Mayweather coaches Soulja Boy, though we doubt Floyd is going to spend any time penning verses for Breezy. Say what you will about this fight, but the fighters certainly aren’t shying away from the promo…
Listen to the hook for “If You Show Up” below to get a sense for what the main theme of the track is. A video posted by Mike Tyson (@miketyson) on Jan 9, 2017 at 3:02pm PST Of course, it’s all because he’s back in fight mode right now, coaching Chris Brown for his upcoming fight with rapper Soulja Boy — which we still can’t fully believe is going down. So far, Tyson has only dropped the hook, but TMZ has reported that Chris Brown will be recording his verse later in the week and there will be a music video made once it’s done. Produced by @thedamonelliott. S/O @fredfrenchy. Song dropping soon on my YouTube with @chrisbrownofficial.

Petition Pettily Asks Future To Perform At Seahawks/Falcons Playoff Game

This week, a petition popped up   requesting that Future perform the National Anthem at this weekend’s playoff game between the Falcons and Seahawks. “Future coincidentally was engaged to and reportedly laced Russell’s current wife in Gucci flip flops,” the petition creator writes. The playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons is scheduled to go down this Saturday (January 14) at the Georgia Dome. This would be great for humanity but especially America, which we all know is going through a very tough time right now.”
Dan Quinn, head coach for the Falcons, has already confirmed that there will be no shady shenanigans during this weekend’s game. “We will absolutely not go down that road,'' Dan Quinn told @Bighugh53 about requesting Future songs to annoy Russell Wilson. — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) January 10, 2017

Just a few days ago, it was reported that Ciara chose to drop her $15 million defamation suit against Future, with whom she has a two-year-old son. The rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons has nothing on the rivalry fans have created between Atlanta rapper   Future and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. “I believe that if Future sings the national anthem, Russell Wilson, the Seahawks, and Soul Glo will all take Ls. Petition for Future to Sing the National Anthem at Falcons-Seahawks Playoff Game https://t.co/bNtB62bdo3
— Eddie Huang (@MrEddieHuang) January 8, 2017

“Russell Wilson is a chilly pimp,” the petition reads. “I don’t f#&k with him because he reminds me of Eriq LaSalle’s character, Darryl Jenks, the heir to the Soul Glo empire in Coming to America.”
The petition creator later goes on to make mention of the past relationship between Future and Ciara, who is now married to Wilson. Created by Edwyn H (possibly restaurateur/Hip Hop head Eddie Huang), the petition has received nearly 700 supporters as of today (January 10), with a goal of 1,000.

Nas Drops $3.5M On IRS To Appease Uncle Sam

After dealing with reports that he was severely in the red with the IRS for most of this decade, the 43-year-old Hip Hop legend bossed up and shelled out more than $3.5 million for Uncle Sam to remove him from the “you’re-going-to-jail” list. Henry County, Georgia – Nasir Jones won’t be Wesley Sniped by the tax man anytime soon. The legal documents can be found down below. However, the records show that he still owes the state of Georgia nearly $426,000 stemming from his 2007 earnings, which includes “a nearly $60,000 penalty, more than $57,000 in interest and a nearly $71,000 collection fee.”
With an album admittingly completed and an upcoming performance at Rolling Stone’s Big Game Bash in Houston for Super Bowl LI, Nas will have plenty of opportunities in 2017 to keep the revenue stream flowing. According to documents obtained by Bossip, Nas (quietly) paid the aforementioned $3.5 million sum in December 2016 to settle most of the score. In March of 2016, it was reported that Nas was hit with a $145,000 tax lien, bringing his grand receipt to more than $6 million in unpaid taxes. Fuck Queensbridge, eat your heart out.

Big Sean Making “Saturday Night Live” Debut

Sean’s appearance follows another Hip Hop debut in A Tribe Called Quest’s much talked about performance in November 2016, and fans of the culture will also be privy to another SNL rookie who is bound to make headlines. The video for “Bounce Back” can be seen below. New York City, NY – At the very least, Big Sean is out to make Winter 2017 his — if not the entire year. 1 on the Billboard 200. After previously announcing a new album and subsequent tour, the G.O.O.D. Master of None star and co-creator Aziz Ansari will host the episode Sean will rock his I Decided records on, which most likely will include the lead single, “Bounce Back,” a HipHopDX 2016 Song of the Year. Ansari’s critically acclaimed Netflix series also has its fair share of decorations in just one season of existence, winning   a Primetime Emmy, a Peabody and a Critics’ Choice Television Award. The buzz should prove helpful for Sean’s upcoming campaign, as his fourth studio album will be released via Def Jam a couple weeks later on February 3, nearly a year removed from his third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise, which debuted at No. Music torchbearer will now make his first-ever appearance on NBC’s famed Saturday Night Live come January 21.

Kodak Black Wants To Fight Lil Wayne For “Best Rapper Alive” Title

“We finna get in the ring, we finna fight, me and Lil Wayne. Okay, then. I don’t need no Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner. Last month, Kodak Black made the statement that he was the “best rapper alive,” using the quote Lil Wayne has applied to himself for years. “Tell Lil Wayne fight me in the ring,   and I’m gon’ beat his stupid ass and I bet everything on it. I’m finna knock that stupid ass nigga out. Tell Lil Wayne fight me, nahmsayin?,” said Kodak. Kodak Black says "Lil Wayne can Eat my ASS" pic.twitter.com/5KiTHnmDge
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) January 9, 2017 Since Soulja Boy and Chris Brown doing it, I don’t even need no trainer. Now, the Florida rapper wants to strap on the gloves à la Chris Brown and Soulja Boy for the title claim as this beef continues to take on new dimensions. “Ay listen here, man. Check out the initial video in the clip above courtesy of The Shade Room. And if he whoop me, he the best rapper alive, ya heard me?”
Boogie chimed in during the tough talk and says that he’ll put his jewelry   up as a bet in support of Kodak, which only egged the 19-year-old on. In a video   from inside a   recording booth standing alongside A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kodak Black issued his threats to the Young Money captain in hopes they too can cash in on the celebrity fight hype like Soulja and Breezy. I’m finna beat Lil Wayne stupid ass, watch,” continued Kodak. Tunechi has yet to   return fire, verbal or otherwise, but it’s still early in the game. Stay tuned. Just to make things even stranger, another video has popped up of Kodak presumably walking around New York at night and randomly saying, “Lil Wayne can eat my ass” before talking to compatriots offscreen.

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