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CJ Wallace launches his first company.

While reports previously speculated that CJ Wallace, the son of the late Notorious B.I.G., would be following in his pops’ footsteps to pursue a musical career, the young Wallace has most recently announced his venture into entrepreneurship.

According to a new Forbes report, Wallace is joined by his stepfather Todd Russaw and Willie Mack to launch the Think BIG cannabis company. The venture will focus on vapes, apparel, “limited-edition top-shelf flower, pre-rolls” and more.

“Our challenge to the world is to first think bigger about your place in it. The rise of social justice movements like BLM, LGBTQ+ rights, and the fight for socially equitable democracies around the world is rising and cannabis is a big part of that conversation,” Mack tells Forbes. “I have been in the cannabis industry for over four years now and it is one of the fastest growing industries globally for a reason, because it touches every part of society; legal, finance, banking, creativity, art, design, legal, politics, education, science, beauty, cosmetics, agriculture, climate change! These two plants, cannabis and hemp, are going to change and maybe save the world.”

Where CJ Wallace is concerned, Think BIG is a part of carrying on the legacy of his legendary father: “In terms of legacy, I’ve always been curious about who Christopher George Latore Wallace really was,” he told the publication. “My second dad, Todd, has always instilled in me to make sure that I carry on the legacy in my own unique way, and that — because my name holds weight — I can’t do anything half-assed. I have to do my best.”

A part of this strategy includes the launching of limited edition t-shirts that commemorate the anniversary of Biggie’s death, by illustrating the intersection of Fairfax and Wilshire where the rapper was fatally shot in 1997.

“Growing up in LA, I have watched that corner change over the years, and have wondered why there wasn’t a memorial for him at that location,” CJ penned in an Instagram caption. “As a way to honor his life and legacy, we created this limited-edition T-shirt. This will serve as a memorial until we can build something to honor his life, music, and the creativity he gave to the world. 



Rapper Kevin Gates performs onstage during the PANDORA Discovery Den SXSW on March 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas.

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The gunfire came from outside the show.

Rap concerts have a bad reputation with critics of the genre who claim that they have rowdy crowds at venues. The mischief that takes place at the enormous rock, metal, or country concerts is ignored but when trouble occurs at a rapper’s concert it is used by critics to insult the genre. This weekend, the critics were given more ammunition for their arguments.

Saturday night (March 9) was a hectic one for Kevin Gates. The “Change Lanes” rapper was in Corpus Christi, Texas, giving the crowd an immaculate performance when gunshots ended the night early for fans. According to TMZGates was performing at the Concrete Street Amphitheatre and was close to the conclusion of his concert around 11:30 PM local time when gunshots rang out. The crowd began to flee in terror and Gate’s security came and pulled him off the stage after he tried to keep performing. He would not return to finish the show.


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Police were already at the concert when the shots were fired. They investigated the situation and discovered that the gunshots came from a neighboring development adjacent to the theater. No one was injured during the incident. 



Television personality Khloe Kardashian (L) and rapper French Montana arrive at the Tao Nightclub at The Venetian Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday on July 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kardashian turned 30 on June 27

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French doesn’t want to be included in the drama.

The ensuing drama between Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, and Jordyn Woods has the entire culture locked onto social media. The most recent update has Khloe backtracking from her Woods hatred, and instead placing the full blame of the cheating scandal on Thompson. Originally, Khloe was enraged with Jordyn Woods over her Red Table Talk segment with Jada Pinkett Smith. “Why are you lying @jordynwoods ??,” tweeted Khloe angrily. “If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story.” The reasoning for her change of heart is unclear.


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On Friday (March 1), the infamous Perez Hilton took to social media to suggest some hypocrisy coming from Khloe. He suggested that the Kardashian dated French Montana while he was still in a relationship with Trina. “Did Khloe Kardashian start dating French Montana when he was still with Trina? And wasn’t Khloe friends with Trina???,” tweeted Hilton. French immediately caught wind of the tweet though and squashed the rumor. “I was single like a 💵 dollar bill 🙏,” he responded to Hilton. Obviously, French wants to distance himself from any conversation concerning the Kardashian/Thompson/Woods drama right now. 


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Solange, 2 Chainz, Whack

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Tune in to our weekly mix of the biggest rap and R&B tracks.

This week’s FIRE EMOJI playlist is populated by an even split of surprise entrants and expected guests, starting with submissions from 2 Chainz‘ long-awaited Rap or Go to the League venture. Forgive 2 Chainz for allowing LeBron James a sizeable portion of the executive branch all to himself – the real treat rests in the apparent signs of progress and maturity 2 Chainz account for on his 5th studio album.

Songs like “NCAA,” “Money In The Way,” and “High Top Versace” featuring Young Thug, were easy choices to our list, even a blind pig would have resorted to making off the rip. With 2 Chainz’ choices, all punched in, the remainder of the selection process rested on the shoulders of two eclectic artists with an incredible eye for beautiful imperfections.

Tierra Whack’s latest single “Clones” shows her reliving the creative impulses she put forth on her surrealist debut. The flexible strength she deployed with every shifting vignette was put to use once again on “Clones,” this time in a far more static manner stylistically. After witnessing her purge her soul on “Clones” this past week, there can be little doubt left, over her possessive abilities.

Last but not least, when Solange hinted towards the imminent release of a musical project at the beginning of the week, she thereby stood a great chance of making the final grade on this playlist. Solange’s “Almeda” was our choice this week, for obvious reasons: it speaks to a general rap audience and a spiritual one all the same. Other artists who made their mark this past week include SAINt JHN, DaBaby, NBA Younboy, Lil West, Yung Bans, Roddy Ricch, Rich Homie Quan, YK Osiris, and Rich the Kid.

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Cardi B

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Last night, Cardi B powered through a debilitating illness to shatter an attendance record held by Garth Brooks.

Cardi B made history last night by shattering an attendance record set by Garth Brooks, reports the Houston Chroniclecovering the landmark performance at the NGR Stadium. Friday night (March 1st) marked Cardi B’s debut at the NRG Stadium, a venue that bears a reputation like no other in the Deep South, for its ability to make even the most seasoned of performers quiver in the spotlight.

To put it mildly, tickets for the Black Heritage Night concert aka RodeoHouston, sold out in little over 40 minutes, all 75,580 of them, confirming their attendance the night of the show. As you’ll see in the above photo, Cardi B served the Houston crowd a sparkle-ridden Cowgirl outfit, as she delivered a medley of fan-favorites such as  “Be Careful,” “Money Bag,” “Drip,” “Bickenhead,” “She Bad,” “Ring,” culminating in the live performance debut of her “Please Me” duet with Bruno Mars, albeit without the diminutive singer present.

As evidenced by the above photo showcasing her sparkle-knit costume, Cardi B even took a moment to “meet and greet” some of Houston’s finest backstage, which included Bun Bintroducing the starlet to her nieces, many thanks to QC’s Coach K who brokered the arrangement behind closed doors. 

Finally, what makes Cardi B’s exploits all the more impressive, is that she completed the whole ordeal under duress. As she would later confess via Instagram, her illness was so prevalent that her management team made arrangements for a doctor to sit backstages, for emergency purposes. “I’m OD honored for all the love Houston gave me! I remember the first time I came to Houston I came out here to strip and people showed me maaaaaa love,” she wrote in her Thank You note H-Town.



Vince Staples performs onstage during the Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life benefit concert on October 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

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Vince Staples pays tribute to Mac Miller and brings “FM!” to life.

Vince Staples was an immense part of Mac Miller’s Celebration of Life concert last year, paying tribute to his late friend with a performance and making sure that the Pittsburgh rapper’s legacy lives on forever. He decided to take things one step further by employing what can be considered the most realistic opportunity at witnessing a Mac Miller live show today on his Smile, You’re On Camera tour. While it’s evident that Vince Staples is the star of the show, a surprise headliner is highlighted after Vince’s set.

I’m in Montreal, Canada. The air is cold as I enter the venue to watch Vince Staples perform on his current tour. Right off the bat, Armani White is entertaining the crowd before the show was even advertised to begin. He only played a few songs but it was enough to get the room at an appropriate energy level. White is a very expressive performer, using his body movements to dictate the pace of the set. His movements are instinctive, rolling around on the floor during his final song and hyping up the crowd for the next artist: Buddy.

The floor is already full with fans excited to spend an evening out with their friends. There is a short intermission between Armani White and Buddy where the latter’s DJ plays songs from 21 SavageJ. Cole, and others. Buddy walks onto the stage for his first song, rocking an enormously oversized jacket (Compton is much warmer than Montreal) and busting out a hype rendition of 2017’s “That Much.” Once his jacket is taken off, the energy immediately skyrockets. Buddy says that he had difficulty getting into the country because, in his words, he was a “bad kid.” “I got a record,” he laughed. Thankfully he made it on time to set the tone further, playing “Black,” “Trippin'” and other favorites.

Buddy’s set is raw and authentic, taking the crowd to Compton with emotion and passion. His movements are calculated and rehearsed, dancing in front of a minimal set-up with no visuals. With so few production specs during Buddy’s performance, Vince Staples’ lighting and design were a shock to the crowd.

“Feels Like Summer” blares over the loudspeakers and Vince Staples makes his introduction to the crowd. Behind him is a prominent visual display of televisions showing security footage. In case you forgot, we’re at the Smile, You’re On Camera tour. One of the monitors shows a live reflection of the crowd singing the words back at Vince. Another displays softcore pornography. 

From the start, the crowd is really into him. Vince leads into “Don’t Get Chipped” before finally announcing his arrival on stage. “Welcome to the show,” he says in a nonchalant manner. Before we’re eased into the next song, the production really starts to pick up. This is the point where you may realize you’re witnessing a performance that was carefully plotted from its blueprint stages. The lighting is perfect with fog gradually building behind the Long Beach artist. The lights begin to stutter, flashing at regular intervals as Staples walks along the stage. He appears immortal. “Lift Me Up” starts to play and one fan chooses this point to start crowd surfing.

The lighting is synchronized with each movement Vince makes during “War Ready.” The rapper is truly taking such an intimate venue to the test by making the space feel vast. He is confident, acting as though he’s at home on the stage.

At this point, the set-up changes. A short interlude fills the air with ocean sounds while the lights go black. After a few brief moments, strobes are shining on both sides of the balcony and it’s evident that Vince did some heavy scouting to find the perfect concert venue in each city. Three-point lighting reflects on his head with a microphone stand placed in the middle of the stage. Staples is standing with the swagger of a soul singer, creating a larger than life ambiance. 

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The energy begins to diminish with moshpits shrinking in size before Vince makes a declaration. “Keep the energy. If not, there’s the door,” he screams. Instantly, we all perk up and get right back to the party, dancing to “GTFOMD.” His previous statement was the first true “Vince Staples” moment of the show. We know the rapper to be unpredictable in his words, often stirring up some controversy during his interviews. Just the other day, his comments about Jussie Smollett were met with shock and anger. His energy mirrors that of somebody who is unconcerned and laid-back, which could potentially be mistaken for apathy. Right when you might start to think that though, he circles around the stage and raps along to “FUN!” before handing out t-shirts to the fans in the front row.

Once you believe the show is finished, Mac Miller’s face pops up on the screen and speaks to the crowd. At first, it’s bizarre and a little unsettling. However, as footage of his “Tiny Desk” performance with NPR starts to barrel forward, it becomes more of a surreal experience. It sounds cliché but Mac feels like he’s right there, performing an intimate set before a couple of hundred people. It becomes clear that the full video will play, spanning four songs and officially making Mac Miller the headliner of the night. It’s bittersweet when the Pittsburgh star laughs awkwardly in between songs. His infectious smile spreads across the room. We’re in awe of what we’re watching.

The show officially ends with the words “Rest In Peace Mac Miller” displayed on the big screen, leaving the Montreal crowd crying, clapping and grinning from ear to ear.

Some of the strongest moments from the Smile, You’re On Camera tour take place between songs when Vince is just standing on stage with lights flashing on the pitch-black floor. From the dreamlike moments during the Mac Miller tribute to the overall fantastic production of Vince’s set, this tour will be implanted in your memory for a long time.

Hottest Videos – February 2019


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Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Create New Archetype With “Stoned Gentleman”

Black Eyed Peas Release Graffiti-Inspired Visual For “Get Ready”

Offset & Gucci Mane Star In Retro Western In “Quarter Milli”

Gunna Drops Trippy Visuals For “Big Shot”

J. Cole’s “Middle Child” Video Has Arrived

Bhad Bhabie Taps DMX For Cameo In “Bestie” Music Video

Alicia Keys’ “Raise A Man” Video Is Beautifully Vintage

Khalid & Kane Brown Deliver Their “Saturday Nights (Remix)” Video

Denzel Curry Comes Through With Belated Visuals For “Ultimate”

Halsey & Yungblud Show Off Their Love In “11 Minutes” Video

Lil Wayne Joins Lil Pump In His New Video For “Be Like Me”

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Release “Plot Twist” Music Video

J. Cole & Ari Lennox Reveal Intimate “Shea Butter Baby” Visuals

Kehlani & Dom Kennedy Go Cold On Their Exes In “Nunya” Video

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Release “Plot Twist” Music Video

Lloyd Drops Off New Video For “Caramel” With City Girls

Young Buck Reflects On Time In Prison In New Video “It’s Alright”

Eminem & Boogie’s “Rainy Days” Video Is Here

DJ Kay Slay Calls On Rap Legends For “Hip Hop Frontline”

Mýa Treads Middle Eastern Sands In “With You” Videoclip

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Link Up For “The Life” Music Video

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Drop Off New Video “Forever Ball”

Juicy J, Kevin Gates & Lil Skies Cover The Spread On “Let Me See”

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Gunna Links Up With Lil Baby & Turbo On “Derek Fisher”


Listen to Gunna & Lil Baby’s latest offering “Derek Fisher.”

If you haven’t noticed by now, today happens to be a huge day for new music releases. Everyone from Gunna & Offset to Lil Pump & Kehlani have all released new projects today, and it’s only right we highlight a few tracks from them. With that said, we’ve decided to highlight one of Gunna’s standout tracks from his Drip Or Down 2 album, and that being called “Derek Fisher” with fellow Drip Harder rapper Lil Baby.

Take a listen to the Turbo-produced banger and let us know what you think. Do these two have another hit on their hands?

Look for both of these ATL rappers to be hitting the road soon. Baby is about to embark on “The Generation Tour” next month, while Gunna is headlining his own “Drip Or Drown 2” tour, which you can peep tour dates right here.

Quotable Lyrics:

Penthouse feel like heaven when I wake from a ménage
I got every kinda color car in my garage
Intercontinental with my bitch and a massage
Buy a lot of diamonds, I flash my money, I like to floss, yeah
My little shooters stay on point, all I do is throw assists
We locked in together forever, that’s if I’m poor or rich
Make ’em call me Papa Bear, the way I get that porridge
Walk inside the club and it start stormin’

– Lil Baby

Jay Rock Releases New Song With Mozzy & DCMBR “The Other Side”


Listen to new Jay Rock called “The Other Side” featuring Mozzy & DCMBR.

Coming off his Grammy nomination & win for “Best Rap Performance” for “Kings Dead,” TDE rapper Jay Rock decides to return to the scene today and share a new song called “The Other Side,” featuring Sacramento rapper Mozzy and DCMBR. The song looks to be an addition to last year’s Redemption album as it’s listed as track #15 now on iTunes.

Featuring vocals from DCMBR on the hook, listen as Jay Rock & Mozzy rap about life in the streets in this follow up to “Nobody Knows.” Take a listen and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics:

Nine Double O Five Nine
We Them zip holders
Brick runners, real hunters Costra nostra
Got dope for your nostrils too
First parking lot, 3 doors down (we got you, rock)
Gutta niggas with the shit and we got bread
Big chopper turn your dome piece to a drop head
Ain’t nothing like a project bitch
Making that cal fresh and cal work flip

Travis Scott & 21 Savage Reunite With Offset On New Song “Legacy”


Listen to Offset’s new collab “Legacy” featuring Travis Scott & 21 Savage.

The wait is over. After much anticipation, Offset finally released his solo debut today called Fatherof 4, which included a star-studded cast of features consisting of J. ColeCardi BTravis Scott21 Savage, Quavo and many more. Looking to highlight one of the 16 tracks for y’all, here goes arguably the biggest feature off the album with “Legacy” featuring Travis Scott & 21 Savage.

Following up their first collab “Ghostface Killers,” listen to the Southside-produced banger and let us know what you think. Who laid down the hottest verse?

Quotable Lyrics:

I done went bad, ever since I got cheques I don’t run and get mad That’s not how I react
But she throwin’ it back, I done threw it right back
I spent 40K flat
Don’t worry my nigga, get part of the clip so I got it right back
By the way, way that it’s going down, it’s been going up I can’t hold nothing back, I won’t hold you up
I can’t fit all my pain in this styro cup

– Travis

Soula Boy & Ray J Are “Rich N Whippin” On New Single


Soulja Boy has been working on his star-studded upcoming album.

Draco always knows how to create a buzz, but this time it’s all about his music. Soulja Boy recently teased a clip of his latest Ray J-assisted trap single “Rich n Whippin” that’s currently only available in select markets. In recent months, Draco has once again become a viral sensation, reminding fans of his top-billing status in the rap game. What many people forget is that Soulja is a pioneer of turning viral buzz into chart-topping hits, so we can expect to hear more music sooner than later.Soulja also tweeted that he’s been in the studio with some heavy-hitters working on his next album. “I can’t wait to my album drop. Tory Lanez. Swae lee. Triple Redd. Bhad Bhabie. ASAP Ferg. Asian doll. Smooky margeila, chief Keef, money man, Nicki Minaj, Ronny j, Murda Beatz. Wow.”Do you think Draco and Ray J have a #1 single with “Rich n Whippin”?

Soulja Boy “Draco”


I can’t wait to my album drop. Tory Lanez. Swae lee. Triple Redd. Bhad Bhabie. ASAP Ferg. Asian doll. Smooky margeila, chief Keef, money man, Nicki Minaj, Ronny j, Murda Beatz. Wow 🔥

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Quotable Lyrics

Gotta lotta bad b***hes watching me
Got a lotta designer drugs
I’m on a shopping spree

Rick Ross Shows Zero Remorse On Smif-N-Wessun’s “Let Me Tell Ya”


Smif-N-Wessun incorporate “Ross Fit” into their regimen.

Smif-N-Wessun are just about ready to unveil their first full-length project since 2011, all in the spirit of new beginnings. If you’re are an ardent follower of the New York rap scene, you might recall hearing about the legal stipulation that led to them changing their name to the Cocoa Brovaz, albeit momentarily. The group released one album under the legal pseudonym before relapsing back into position.Smiff-N-Wessun owes it to their unending stream of fans to recreate the magic they displayed as pioneers of an epoch in which elements of Boom Bap and Dancehall/Reggae became suffused into one. But to their credit,  Tek and Steele have been able to muster the energy they had in 1995, even as the Patois signifier loses its shock appeal to the senses.On “Let Me Tell Ya,” the Duck Down veteran are met with an equally yearnful Rick Ross, himself a victim of circumstances (health) which have in turn derailed his career. Smif-N-Wessun are just about ready to drop, but not before signaling their intent with an ever-so-hungry Rick Ross, one day before The All is set to debut. Hit us with your thoughts.Quotable Lyrics:I miss the old Kanye, can’t f*ck with new lanes
Throwback sneakers and my new chains
Suicidal if my contract was like Lil Wayne‘s.

Eminem & Redman’s First Collaboration Was “Off The Wall”


Despite only having rapped together once, Eminem and Redman’s chemistry was exceptional.

It’s no secret that Eminem and Redman are one of hip-hop’s most respected friendships, consistently singing each other’s respective praises. Yet sadly, the pair only linked up on record once; technically twice, if you count Eminem’s production on Red’s “I See Dead People.” When they did link up back in 2000, it was on the unlikeliest of places – The Nutty Professor II soundtrack. Perhaps a worthy home for a song like “Off The Wall,” as zany, twisted, and maniacal as Eddie Murphy in a fatsuit.”Probably got a fanatic waiting upstairs in the attic, with an automatic calling me up there,” spits Em, at the arguable height of his lyrical dexterity.  “My man, Stan, with a gat in his hand, staking my house out in a tan, tinted sedan.” Never one to be outmatched, Redman matches Em’s pace and then some, going back and forth with his own imaginative bars. “Flash the gat, your town, bogarting, your wallet, your chain the main target,” he menaces. “Beef is like cold engine – don’t start it, bust in the air and hit an airplane pilot.”Respect to Doc and Slim, and let us hope that they once again find their paths crossing on wax. Do you remember this one?Quotable LyricsPopped the trunk and pulled out the shotgun pump
Knock wood, it’s all good; thank God for vodka
Cause wit my luck, I’ll probably get shot by a stalker
Probably got a fanatic waiting upstairs in the attic
With an automatic calling me up there
My man, Stan, with a gat in his hand
Staking my house out in a tan, tinted sedan
Pull your mouth out till you can’t finish a damn
Ham sandwich, or your can spinach and Spam- Slim

Stream Smoke DZA’s Brand New EP: “Prime Location, Vol. 1”



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Smoke DZA is back with his 2nd EP in a month’s time.

Smoke DZA is back in the mix with another EP-sized gift to his fans. Prime Location, Vol. 1 comes to us with the East Coast watermark synonymous with his jive-talking style – which in turn invokes feelings of “Black Nostaljack” to quote the iconic Camp Lo record. 

Just as the vocal sample on “Harsh Reality” kicks into high gear, an unnamed narrator takes to the podium, preaching the powers of the pelvic floor, I kid you not. “Legend Has It,” the second of three songs on the EP, transitions from a Pimper’s paradise scenario to a less glamorous poke-hole, demonstrating Smoke DZA’s award-winning stovetop technique. “Luck of Draw” closes things off in a less impeachable position. 

Prime Location, Vol. 1 is produced in its entirety by CThaSound with contributions from Benny the Butcher and Wallo. Give’er a listen, and do share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Prime Location, Vol. 1

1. Harsh Reality ft. Wallo
2. Legend Has It
3. Luck of Draw ft. Benny the Butcher

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R. Kelly Survivor Claims Details From New Sex Tapes Sound “Very Familiar”


R&B singer R. Kelly (R) and his attorney Steve Greenberg leave Cook County jail after Kelly posted $100 thousand bond on February 25, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly was being held after turning himself in to face ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

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Lisa VanAllen reacts to the new R. Kelly sex tapes that emerged.

R. Kelly is looking at some serious time if he’s convicted for the sex crimes he’s been accused of. Over the past week or so, there’s been more evidence that came out that seems to prove Kelly’s guilt. One of his alleged survivors, Lisa VanAllen, spoke to TMZ and revealed that the details that have emerged about the new sex tapes sound all too familiar.

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The details that Avenatti brought forth revealed that Kelly allegedly coached the teens he was having sex with during intercourse, choking her and calling her out by name. 

“What [Michael Avenatti] stated thus far and what I know, it’s very familiar to me, what he’s talking about. I feel like they have a strong case,” she said. 

VanAllen was one of the two young women who were in the original R. Kelly sex tape that resulted in the 2008 trial that he was acquitted in. She also backed up Avenatti’s claims that Kelly and his team had intimidated witnesses during the 2008 trial.

“There was a lot of intimidation,” she said. “I think he was acquitted — not because he was innocent because they clearly said that was him on the tape — but they also said that they were unable to prove beyond reasonable doubt that that was a 14-year-old.”

VanAllen is currently readying the release of her new book, Surviving The Pied Piper which details her time with Kelly including a run-in with Foxy Brown.

Peep the clip below. 

T-Pain Dubs Soulja Boy The “Greatest Artist Of All Time”


(L-R) Recording artists T-Pain and Soulja Boy attend the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 18, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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T-Pain dubs Soulja Boy the “GOAT.”

Soulja Boy‘s made a great case over the past two months as to why he’s one of the greatest to ever do it. The rapper pulled out receipts proving that he’s influenced pretty much every major rapper in the game right now, even going as far to say that he’s the reason why Kanye’s ego is as large as it is today. However, the rapper’s claim seemed empty to many until other artists came out to vouch for him. Now, T-Pain has come through to back-up the claim that Soulja Boy is the GOAT of the rap game.

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Speaking on Big Boy’s neighborhood, T-Pain made a bold claim that’s bound to upset a few hip-hop purists by putting Soulja Boy at the top of the ranks. T-Pain, who remixed Young Drako’s “Speakers Going hammer” remix, claimed that Soulja Boy was one of the greatest to ever do it but he feels the rapper needs to solidify this with some new music.

“Soulja Boy is the greatest artist of all time,” he said. “All I want for Soulja Boy is for all what he’s doing — and everything that he’s doing — is to come with some music to back it up.”

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Pain’s feelings about the SouljaConsole wasn’t on par with his feelings towards Soulja’s music. However, Soulja Boy seemed to overlook that. He reposted the clip to Instagram with the caption, “Y’all heard the man.”

Anderson .Paak Announces “Ventura” Album, & North American Tour



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Anderson Paak is ponying up another swan song in Ventura County.

Anderson .Paak just announced the progenitive project to 2018’s Oxnard, titled Ventura, the third solo project in succession to honor a unique setting to play an immersive role in his musical upbringing. Not only that, the project is dropping sooner than later (April 12) along with plans to promote the album on the road – alongside Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Thundercat, Mac Demarco, and Jessie Reyez, given the ordinance of time and place.View image on Twitter

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“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over I went further and found my depth,” Paak told Complex with regards to his inspiration on the project. “The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number so welcome to Ventura.”

The full tour schedule is included in the above thumbnail. Paak didn’t provide the press with any other details concerning Ventura or its accompanying tour. He did, however, allude to Dr. Dre‘s “heavy involvement” in the production phase. The tour kicks off on May 17 in Nashville, coming to a close a month later in San Francisco – stay tuned.

Travis Scott & Cardi B To Perform Opening Weekend At KAOS Superclub In Vegas



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The Las Vegas strip will be consumed by lovers of Skrillex, Travis Scott, and J Balvin in the month of April.

The Palms Casino Resort is planning quite the extravaganza for the opening weekend of its brand new KAOS venture. The hotel conglomerate described its KAOS club as the apex experience for lovers of the high stakes club-goers. To be precise they called it “a spectacular new entertainment experience consisting of a fully integrated 73,000 square foot dayclub and 29,000 square foot nightclub, which will completely redefine the daylife and nightlife experience in Las Vegas,” in a written statement issued to the press.

The notion of a “dayclub” or “daylife” might seem farfetched to the average consumer, but Las Vegas is, after all, 100% strewn together in that capacity: nonstop stimulation. In Las Vegas, business propositions need to be fun and profitable, in order to gain sustenance. A majority of Las Vegas residents are either loan sharks, concert promoters, or hospitality experts, which is why KAOS has gone to great lengths to incorporate every strata of Sinfulness in their day-to-night operations.

To mark KAOS’ unveiling on the weekend of April 5-7, The Palms Casino Resort has arranged for a medley of performing acts to help inaugurate the venue, as it lumbers towards the many A-list residencies it aims to accommodate in not-so-distant future. This is how the itinerary is shaping up thus far, barring the inclusion of “special guest performances” on April 7th, which haven’t been announced.

Friday, April 5

Pearl – An intimate evening with Alicia Keys

KAOS Nightclub – Travis Scott and Skrillex

Saturday, April 6

KAOS Nightclub – Cardi BG-Eazy, and J Balvin

Ariana Grande Responds To Claims That She’s Exploiting LGBTQ Community


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Ariana Grande is set to headline Manchester’s Pride Festival.

Ariana Grande was accused of cultural appropriation twice in the past two months. Once, for ripping off Soulja Boy2 Chainz and Princess Nokia with “7 Rings.” She was later accused, again, of cultural appropriation when she got a tattoo that was supposed to read “7 Rings” in Japanese but actually translated to “small charcoal grill.” After it was announced that she would be headlining Manchester’s Pride Festival, she faced backlash for from several people who claimed that she was expecting the LGBTQ community but she insists that’s not the case. 

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Ariana Grande went straight to her iPhone Notes to offer an explanation to her fans after someone tweeted, “idk …. ariana headlining pride when she’s straight (as far as we’re all aware) …. and doubling the price of tickets …. kinda smells like exploitation of the lgbt community to me.”  The user later clarified that she wasn’t blaming Ariana and understood the singer’s connection to the city. 

“hi my love.i have nothing to do with ticket pricing — manchester pride sets those rates, and they’re mostly out of my control,” she explained. “the lgbtq community has been so special to me and supportive throughout my entire career. the relationships i have with my lgbtq fans, friends, and family make me so so happy.”

She added, “and also i wanna visit a city that means so much to me. lgbtq representation is incredibly important, and i’m always proud to share the stage with lgbtq artists… i’m not claiming to be the hero of the community or the face of the lgbtq rights movement — i just wanna put on a show that makes my lgbtq fans feel special and celebrated and supported.”

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idk …. ariana headlining pride when she’s straight (as far as we’re all aware) …. and doubling the price of tickets …. kinda smells like exploitation of the lgbt community to me …..

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BBC Announces Upcoming Michael Jackson Documentary


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It’s the year to make a Michael Jackson documentary, apparently.

With HBO’s controversial Leaving Neverland set to arrive at the beginning of March, it’s no surprise that other heavyweight networks have taken notice. BBC, the British broadcaster responsible for many acclaimed series, has officially unveiled their own upcoming Michael Jackson documentary. The running title, Michael Jackson: The Rise and Fall, seems to suggest a more introspective and historical take than HBO’s own, which centers around the testimony of two alleged abuse survivors. BBC’s film will draw from the findings of “Jackson expert”  Jacques Peretti, and will arrive later this year.

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report from Variety indicates that The Rise And Fall will center around MJ’s Jackson 5 days, subsequent solo career, Neverland Ranch escapism and “This Is It” tour. It’s unlikely that HBO’s own documentary will spill over into this one, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see some of the darker content covered in BBC’s film; it does, after all, cover the “Fall.” Still, Jacques Peretti’s title as an MJ expert isn’t for nothing. The man has a wealth of experience, having already created three prior MJ documentaries: Michael Jackson: What Really Happened, Michael Jackson’s Last Days: What Really Happened, and Michael Jackson’s Secret Hollywood. 

The doc will premiere on the BBC later on this year. Clearly, there’s something to be said about this renewed interest in the King Of Pop, which has found his name in all manner of headlines. Questions of legacy remain complex, and it’s likely the debate will rage on until the cows come home. Either way, we’ll have plenty of content to peruse in the interim. 

The J. Cole Feature Spree: Who Got The Best Verse?


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In the wake of his illustrious tear through hip-hop, it’s time to analyze which J. Cole feature is the best.

Following the release of 2017’s All Amerikkkan Bada$$Joey Bada$$ claimed that he’d secured the last of J. Cole’s coveted guest verses. After popping up on “Legendary,” the New York MC told Ebro that those bars were Cole’s last non-canonical appearance:

“Cole already told me has was getting me my verse. And literally, he told me like ‘yo, Joe you are the only person I got on my feature list. I ain’t doing no more features.'”

Known for working in self-imposed isolation, it seemed plausible that Joey’s claims were verified fact. Come 2018, it became clear that the Dreamville figurehead had recalibrated his stance. In the months that followed, Cole went on a prolific run that made each impromptu verse into a cultural event. Deemed a headline in itself, this spree of hook-ups carried the power to supersede the primary artist but paid off in dividends with cherished mainstream publicity. In fact, the trade-off between newsworthiness and the potential to be overshadowed– or “renegaded”— by Cole was noted during his contemplative verse on 21 Savage’s “A Lot”:

“Ok, no problem, I’ll show up on everyone album, you know what the outcome will be. I’m batting a thousand it’s got to the point where these rappers don’t even like rapping with me.”

Through careful mediation, his decision to keep his appearances sporadic meant that they retained a sense of occasion that most features severely lack. Now that he’s earmarked Revenge Of The Dreamers III for an April release, the curtain is being drawn on this illustrious tear through the hip-hop landscape. By way of a crescendo, Cole commandeered the headlines once again with a spot on Offset’s Father of 4. Just like the polarising album itself, Cole’s contribution to “How Did I Get Here?” sparked debate about whether or not it was up to his lofty standard.

Derided by some as “the worst” of the bunch, it gives way to a discussion about the cream of the crop from his recent guest verses. Split between likeminded peers and rappers that fly in the face of his lyrically-inclined sensibilities, one of the most riveting attributes of Cole’s whistle-stop tour through hip-hop was the varied array of MCs that he interacted with. By disregarding any generational or artistic constraints, his recent campaign can be divided into three distinct categories– The Outreach ProgramThe Meeting Of The Minds and The In-House. By pinpointing the highpoint from each category, the seemingly insurmountable task of choosing his finest feature becomes less daunting.

Without further adieu…

The Meeting Of The Minds

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Prior to picking up the mic, J. Cole was an avid student of the game. Once inspired by the MCs that adorned his childhood bedroom’s walls, it’s clear that Cole still extracts as much joy from the artform as he did in his formative years. Perched atop the industry, this lifelong love affair now manifests in teaming up with contemporaries that capture his imagination. Whether it’s fellow top-tier lyricists or artists on the intersection between hip-hop and R&B, this whirlwind of features was filled with labours of love. Split between criminally overlooked link-ups and acclaimed appearances, these features allowed Cole to flex his creative muscles and display the full scope of his versatility.

Sparked off in emphatic fashion on Royce Da 5”9’s “Boblo Boat,” his appearances on Anderson .Paak’s “Trippy,”  Rapsody’s “Sojourner”and Wale’strunk-knocking “My Boy saw him seamlessly veer between painstakingly honest to braggadocious dependent on what the track required. Blessed with his chameleonic ability to ride the beat and intercept the headspace of its primary artist, this became very apparent on 6lack’s Grammy-nominated Pretty Little Fears.” Dubbed a “personal verse” by the East Atlanta singer/rapper, Cole employed a melodic flow and the full extent of his poetic range to salute the love of his life for weathering the storm alongside him.

With that said, none of these artistic forays brought the fire out of Cole quite like Jay Rock’s “OSOM.” In contention for Redemption’s finest track, his alliance with Jay Rock brought a venomous grit out of him that is often overlooked in favour of his astute pearls of wisdom. Over a foreboding beat from Pops & Crooklin, Cole joins Jay Rock in exorcizing the demons of the past by letting suicidal thoughts, drug-induced sedation and enemies disguised as allies bubble to the surface. Reminiscent of Pac and Biggie at their most poignant, its unflinching realness and combative delivery feels like a retort to everyone that’s ever mislabelled him as boring. In the words of Jay Rock himself, “He put the real in his verse. I put the real in mine.”

The In-House

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Dreamville stacked like the Warriors”, proclaimed J. Cole on “Album Of The Year Freestyle” and it’s a line that’s felt prophetic ever since. Over the course of 2018, his proteges helped make the label into a veritable force to be reckoned with. Despite their own considerable merits, it’d be disingenuous to act as if his features didn’t help to draw the uninitiated towards their projects. Armed with their own idiosyncratic traits, the Dreamville roster is one of the most diverse in modern hip-hop and 2018’s release slate gave Cole a chance to take his adaptability to new heights. On Milky Way’s breakout track “Tribe,” he immersed himself in Bas’ multiculturalist production to turn in a joyful verse over wistful Spanish guitar. For all that he was preaching to the congregation, Cozz’ impeccable lyricism led Cole to bring his A-game to “Zendaya” whilst the ‘Ville’s resident songstress Ari Lennox led him to embrace the sensuality of R&B on “Shea Butter Baby.

No matter how riveting these collabs/co-signs were, none carried the sheer magnitude of his rendezvous with the heir to his throne. Unveiled just weeks before Dicaprio 2,  J.I.D and J. Cole’s “Off Deez” transcended the average feature and became a watershed moment in Dreamville history. Whilst J.I.D’s supporters have been extremely vocal, this hypnotic CHASETHEMONEY joint was all it took for him to go from errantly slept-on to toast of the genre. Centered around lyrical barrages that pitted their penmanship against everyone else, it’s a track that legitimized his student in the eyes of the unacquainted and became a genuine passing of the torch moment as Cole declared “J.I D the closest thing to me.” A testament to their prowess and skill, “Off Deez” strikes the perfect alchemy between style and substance, serving as a pre-emptive victory lap for the album that was waiting in the wings.

The Outreach Program

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As expressed throughout “Middle Child”, Cole counts the preservation and prosperity of hip-hop among his list of obligations. Positioned as an adjudicator between its past, present and future, Cole practiced what he preached by extending his services to artists that he could’ve viewed as adversaries. Born of divergent schools of thought, the concept of Cole trading bars with MoneybaggYo on “Say Na”, 21 Savage’s “a lot,”  orOffset’s “How Did I Get Here,” would’ve seemed jarring on paper but benefited from his decision to treat each verse as an olive branch. An ambassador for lyricism, Cole’s dalliances with the new school allowed him to test his mettle against the trap-based beats and ad-lib laden cadences that have garnered a stronghold in the mainstream. By placing an oar into their world, Cole not only broadens his horizons but drags the more curmudgeonly sections of his audience into areas of the hip-hop galaxy that they’d likely cordoned off.

Crafted from sheer happenstance, Moneybagg Yo’s description of how Cole’s verse on “Say Na” came to be demonstrates his desire to break down barriers: “[Cole] was like, ‘This a good song, they gon’ rock with it,’ but that ain’t what I’m looking for. I want to come to your world.’ So I got the trap J. Cole.” Although this Resetstandout felt like more of a comfortable fit than his Offset hook-up, it was a little scant to have any true replay value and lacked the insight or lateral thinking that makes a Cole verse so captivating. Conversely, these are all attributes that his spur-of-the-moment appearance on 21 Savage’s “a lot” possessed, and then some. From debunking rappers “faking they streams” to his GOAT aspirations and the heavy price that fame exacted from Tekashi 6ix9ine, Cole’s bars pack a punch without ever raising the tempo above 21’s glacially paced flow. Teamed with the new lease of life that it underwent after 21’s incarceration, it’s the only logical choice from this category.

The Verdict

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At this profitable stage in his career, Cole could’ve languished in his comfort zone and let complacency take hold. Instead, he refused to fester after KOD’scompletion and expanded his catalogue in fascinating ways. In this respect, it is hip-hop fans that ultimately won out over any individual guest spot. All things considered, it’d be a disservice to award top billing to anything other than “Off Deez.” Granted, “a lot” and “OSOM” will live long in the memory and are a shoo-in for any “essentials” playlist but Cole and Dreamville’s hotly-tipped MC trading scattershot rhymes will be fondly remembered as the moment that a new star came to the fore. Above all else, the cultural significance of this guest verse clinched the top-spot and it’s sure to only grow in acclaim as the years roll on.

What was your favorite J.Cole feature in his 2018-2019 spree? Sound off in the poll below.

Vote on your favorite J. Cole verse

 Royce Da 5”9’s “Boblo Boat”

Royce Da 5”9’s “Boblo Boat”

Anderson .Paak's “Trippy”

Anderson .Paak’s “Trippy”

Rapsody’s “Sojourner”

Rapsody’s “Sojourner”

Wale’s "My Boy"

Wale’s “My Boy”

6lack's “Pretty Little Fears"

6lack’s “Pretty Little Fears”

Jay Rock's "OSOM"

Jay Rock’s “OSOM”

Bas' "Tribe"

Bas’ “Tribe”

J.I.D's "Off Deez"

J.I.D’s “Off Deez”

Ari Lennox's "Shea Butter Baby"

Ari Lennox’s “Shea Butter Baby”

Moneybagg Yo's "Say Na"

Moneybagg Yo’s “Say Na”

21 Savage's "a lot"

21 Savage’s “a lot”

Offset's "How Did I Get Here"

Offset’s “How Did I Get Here”

Tyga Sued By Company Who Allegedly Repo’d His Ferrari & Rolls-Royce Loaners



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Tyga is back in the news for allegedly neglecting to pay for his luxurious habits.

TMZ has learned that Tyga is being sued by a rental company over allegedly neglecting to pay for a pair of luxury vehicles, to the tune of $128,000 in damages. Midway Rent-A-Car filed claims in which they’ve accused Tyga of neglect over a 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider and a 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost back that were both rented in 2016. Midway contends that Tyga was a cordial customer like any other until the payments stopped coming in, all in the final months of their contractual agreement.

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Midway claims Tyga stopped responding to their notices, so they were forced to repo both vehicles, ahead of schedule. According to the documents obtained by TMZ, Tyga owes $44,000 on the sportier 458 Spider, and another $84,000 on the Ghosty. This isn’t the first time the LA rapper finds himself quibbling over disputed transactions.

Last weekend, Tyga was apprehended by a number of individuals who once loaned him a Maybach. As you may have heard, the confrontation ended with Tyga getting yanked from the club, at which point he inadmissibly pulled a hammer out to settle the dispute, once and for all. The ill-fated confrontation would later incite another round of ridicule from Soulja Boy, who has since promised to deliver a scathing diss record with Tyga as its subject. TMZ contacted Tyga, in the hopes of clearing up his side of the Ferrari-Ghosty predicament, to no avail. 

Drake Claims IFPI’s Global “Best Seller” Title For 2018



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Drake’s illustrious 2018 gains the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s approval.

According to the IFPI, the organization that oversees Global sales data in the music industry, Drake was the runaway “Best Selling Artist” relative to Worldwide outreach. What differentiates the IFPI designation from Drake’s other marked achievements in 2018, is the inclusion of the many listening platforms that are completely alien to North American consumers.

Drake has his knack for marketing to thank for the viral success of “God’s Plan” which engendered a social movement centered around “positive altruism,” while the release of “In My Feelings” was aided by the accompanying dance craze promulgated by Shiggy. Even the issuance of the “Nice For What” music video raised a timely social issue: that of female empowerment, enacted by a host of leading women.

At a standstill, the social embeddedness of each song made Scorpion all the more accessible to people on generalist terms. Before long, cattle ranchers in SouthEast Asia were taking part in the many crazes associated with the project, because in a sense: the science of FOMO knows no bounds. Drake clued in at a critical juncture of social evolution. Through deduction, Drake weighed the viral impact of each release before it hit the ground, like a ballplayer calling swish from their preferred sweet spot on the court.

De La Soul Return To Streaming Services & Get Royally Screwed Over


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The music business is a fickle beast.

De La Soul are legends in the game. Their vast discography spans across nine studio albums, released between 1989 and 2016. Unfortunately, the majority of their catalog did not fare well in the jump to the “Streaming Era.” As of this writing, only 2016’s and the Anonymous Nobody… and 2004’s The Grind Date are available on all major streaming services. Luckily for fans, it would appear that change is underway. Posdnuos, Dave and DJ Maseo recently confirmed that their entire discography will be arriving on streaming platforms, though the victory is somewhat of a pyrrhic one. View image on Twitter

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Sadly, the legendary trio will not be seeing the majority of the royalties. Citing a lack of negotiation decorum, their label Tommy Boy seems to be content with withholding the lion’s share. As it shakes out, De La will be rewarded with ten percent of all total royalties. “Uh oh,” they write, in a foreboding statement. De La Soul hit Sway In The Morning to clear the air about the process, revealing some of the hurdles they had to face.

“We’re completely missing a significant part of this digital era because of all the infractions that exist with the back catalog,” explains Maseo. “Now fast forward to 2019, Tommy Boy has been able to acquire the catalog back [from Warner Bros], but there’s still some infractions around the catalog for the release, things that we’re sure that still aren’t cleared that might have more potential issues now dealing with the new medium. Also, for what’s on the table for De La is unfavorable.”

In this day and age, the idea that music industry higher-ups can still brazenly lord over the artists they depend on is abhorrent. Hopefully, De La Soul can find themselves in a more favorable situation. Keep your heads up, boys. 

R. Kelly Insiders May Have Aided In Alleged Sexual Abuse: Report


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Michael Avenatti believes R. Kelly’s enablers could be targeted by prosecutors.

R. Kelly‘s inner circle could be subject to criminal liability for their roles in allegedly aiding the singer in allegedly sexually abusing underage girls. Prosecutors believe R. Kelly’s used his inner circle to help lure in underage girls. They allege that he met a 16-year-old girl who was celebrating her birthday at a restaurant, his manager was the one who her a business card with the singer’s number on it, telling her that Kelly wanted her to call him. Prosecutors claim Kells sexually abused the girl once a month for a year after she got the singer’s number from her mom’s purse.

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Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for two of the alleged victims, said that over 10 associates of R. Kelly could be exposed to criminal liability for being staying silent or helping Kelly in his alleged sex crimes. Avenatti said that Kelly was dependent on the people on his team to help him target underage girls, lure them, and pay them, off to keep him quiet for years.

“[R. Kelly] could not have accomplished this for 28 years without the assistance of others who looked the other way because they didn’t want the R. Kelly gravy train to end,” he said.

Avenatti said that he expects Kelly’s insiders to turn on him if prosecutors for after them. “His handlers and enablers are going to look to save their own butts as opposed to R. Kelly,” he said.


Soul Train Awards – Cyphers


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Hi All,

Please see the recent Cyphers through the years of 2015-2017 of Soul Train Awards .

Enjoy 🙂

Don Cornelius (Host of Soul Train Show) – We Wishin’ you love,peace and soul 

Soul Cypher 2015

Artists : KCi Hailey (Jodeci\KCi & JoJO) , Eddie Levert (The OJays) , Lalah Hattaway ,Chrisette Michelle .

DJ : Erykah Badu

Rhodes,Piano & Keys: Omar Edwards

Beat Playing in Background : Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones\The Roof Remix (With Mariah Carey)


Soul Cypher 2016

Artists : Angie Stone , Tyrese , Ne-Yo & The Legendary Gladys Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips)

DJ : Erykah Badu

Rhodes,Piano & Keys: Robert Glasper


Soul Cypher 2017

Artists : Mali Music,Fantasia,Bilal,Faith Evans

DJ : Erykah Badu

Rhodes,Piano & Keys: Robert Glasper


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Album Reviews – 2017


Jay-Z – 4:44 

This is the 13th album of Jigga released in June 2017. Some of the songs accompany us in 2018, a very real album Unlike his latest albums, The Story Of OJ talks about the industry that has changed and so does Smile in cooperation with the poet and mother Gloria Carter. Smile and he accepts her as she is.

Family Feud reveals the truth about his betrayal of someone else and how it affects his relationship with Beyonce, who are currently in a state of peace between them, an excellent production by DJ Guru.

In Legacy Jay Jay talks about his legacy he is going to bequeath in the future in the background you can hear a very accurate simulation of Someday We’ll All Free by the singer Donny Hattaway.

In general, this album is one of the albums that I love both in terms of lyrics and realism, as well as the whole album that make it, in my opinion, masterpiece alongside his debut album at the time: Reasonable Doubt.

זהו האלבום ה13 במספר של Jigga שיצא ביוני 2017  חלק מהשירים מלווים אותנו גם ב2018 , אלבום מאוד אמיתי להבדיל מהאלבומים האחרונים שלו , The Story Of O.J מדבר על התעשייה שהשתנתה וכך גם הוא , בשיר Smile בשיתוף פעולה עם המשוררת ואמו Gloria Carter בו מספר שבחיים תמיד צריך לחייך והוא מקבל אותה כמו שהיא .

בשיר Family Feud  נחשפת האמת אודות הבגידה שלו עם מישהי אחרת ואיך זה משפיע על מערכת היחסים שלו עם ביונסה שכרגע הם נמצאים במצב של שלום בית ביניהם, הפקה מעולה של DJ Guru.

בשיר Legacy ג’יי זי מדבר על המורשת שלו שהוא הולך להוריש בעתיד ברקע ניתן לשמוע סימפול מאוד מדוייק של Someday We’ll All Be Free  של זמר האראנדבי\סול Donny Hattaway .

בגדול האלבום הזה הוא אחד האלבומים שאני אוהב גם מבחינת הליריקה והאמיתיות שבו וגם סימפולים לאורך כל האלבום שעושים אותו לדעתי מאסטרפיס לצד אלבום הבכורה שלו דאז : Reasonable Doubt .

Tracklisting – רשימת שירים

1.Kill Jay Z

2.The Story of O.J.

3.Smile (Ft. Gloria Carter)

4.Caught Their Eyes (Ft. Frank Ocean)


6.Family Feud (Ft. Beyoncé)

7. Bam (Ft. Damian Marley)

8. Moonlight

9.Marcy Me


11. Adnis

12.Blue’s Freestyle/We Family (Ft. Blue Ivy Carter)

13. MaNyfaCedGod (Ft. James Blake)

14. 4:44 [Credits]

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A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here…. Thank You 4 Your Service


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The album itself is the latest album of ATCQ that actually talks about America during the election campaign of Donald Trump until the moment of his election as president of the United States. This album is also a farewell album from one of the legendary members of the band, Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg, who died last year of diabetes. During the peak period of success of the composition.
This album also features Consequnce, the fifth member and fourth member who left after the first album and returned especially to this album and the last tour, Jarobi White.
The album itself is divided into two parts and includes collaborations with artists such as Elton John, Jack White (of White Stripes), Busta Rhymes, Marsha Ambrosious and many other good artists including a winning combination with Anderson.Paak.
For me, one of their best albums was their classic albums.
האלבום עצמו הוא האלבום האחרון של ATCQ שבעצם מדבר על אמריקה בתקופת הבחירות של דונלד טראמפ עד לרגע בחירתו לנשיא ארה”ב , האלבום הזה הינו גם אלבום פרידה מאחד מחברי ההרכב האגדי , Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg שנפטר בשנה האחרונה ממחלת הסכרת שבה היה חולה מאמצע שנות ה90 בתקופת שיא ההצלחה של ההרכב.
באלבום הזה מתארח גם Consequnce החבר החמישי והחבר הרביעי שעזב אחרי האלבום הראשון וחזר במיוחד לאלבום הזה וסיבוב ההופעות האחרון שהיה , Jarobi White .
האלבום עצמו מחולק לשני חלקים (רשימת שירים מצורפת מטה) ומכיל בתוכו שת”פים עם אמנים כמו Elton John,Jack White (of White Stripes) ,Busta Rhymes ,Marsha Ambrosious ועוד הרבה אמנים טובים כולל שילוב מנצח עם Anderson.Paak .
מבחינתי אחד האלבומים הכי טובים שלהם שהיו כולל האלבומים הקלאסיים שלהם .

Malik Taylor (Phife Dawg) – R.I.P

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Disc 1
1. The Space Program
2. We The People…
3. Whateva Will Be ft. Consequence
4. Solid Wall of Sound ft. Busta Rhymes, Elton John, Jack White
5. Dis Generation ft. Busta Rhymes
6. Kids… ft. André 3000
7. Melatonin ft. Marsha Ambrosius, Abbey Smith
8. Enough!!

Disc 2
1. Mobius ft. Consequence, Busta Rhymes
2. Black Spasmodic ft. Consequence
3. The Killing Season ft. Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Consequence
4. Lost Somebody ft. Katia Cadet
5. Movin Backwards ft. Anderson .Paak
6. Conrad Tokyo ft. Kendrick Lamar
7. Ego ft. Jack White
8. The Donald ft. Busta Rhymes, Katia Cadet



Top Songs – 2018


March 2018

Big K.R.I.T. – 1999 [Official Video] ft. Lloyd

Eric Bellinger E-Mixes Drake’s “God’s Plan”

Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign Tone It Down With “Psycho”

PRhyme Recruits 2 Chainz For New Song “Flirt”

DJ Khaled Teams With JAY-Z, Future & Beyoncé For New Single “Top Off”

February 2018 

Drake – God’s Plan

Drake – God’s Plan (feat Trippie Redd)

Big K.R.I.T. – Big Bank [Official Video] ft. T.I.

PRhyme – Era ft. Dave East

Tinashe – No Drama (Official Video) ft. Offset

Wu-Tang – Lesson Learn’d ft. Redman, Inspectah Deck

Tank – When We Remix feat. Trey Songz & Ty Dolla Sign


T-Pain – May I (Official Video) ft. Mr. Talkbox

August Greene – Black Kennedy

Step Brothers (The Alchemist & Evidence) “Lay Some Treats On Us”

Migos – Supastars


The Weekend & Kendrick Lamar – Pray For Me (Black Panther OST)


Migos Feat. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B


Migos – Still Fry (Feat. Pharrell)

Review: Migos’ “Culture II” Is An Unfocused, Unworthy Sequel To The Original


January 2018

August Greene (Robert Glasper,Common & Kareem Riggins) Feat. Brandy – Optemistic

Hamilton – Wrote My Way Out


Keith Sweat – How Many Ways Feat. K-Ci (of Jodeci)

Remy Ma Feat. Chris Brown – Melanin’ Magic (Pretty Brown)

Bruno Mars Feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix) – In Living Color Video Style

Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Future – King’s Dead

Lil’ Wayne Feat. Drake – Family Feud (Remix)

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All The Stars (Black Panther OST)

Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) – Jim Dean

Evidence – Throw It All The Way (Prod. By The Alchemist)

Dave East – On God

Dave East Feat. Tory Lanez – Woke Up (Prod. By Reazy Renegade)  

Raekwon – It’s a Shame

Bobby V Feat. Snoop Dogg – Lil’ Bit

Album Reviews 2018 (January-February)


February 2018

Kendrick Lamar – Black Panther : The Album

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האמת שראיתי לאחרונה את הסרט , אחד הסרטים הכי טובים שראיתי מבית Marvell  וגם הפסקול כאן מאוד מיוחד כולו הופק ע”י Kendrick Lamar  .

Well, this is one of my favorite album , a great movie with a great artists , all album is produced by Kendrick Lamar Featuring K Dot Himself among other artists :

  • SZA
  • 2 Chainz
  • Schoolboy Q
  • Swae Lee
  • Vince Staples

and many more .

Track List :

1. “Black Panther” (performed by Kendrick Lamar)
2. All the Stars” (performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA)
3. “X” (performed by Schoolboy Q2 Chainz, and Saudi)
4. “The Ways” (performed by Khalid and Swae Lee)
5. “Opps” (performed by Vince Staples and Yugen Blakrok)
  • Sounwave
  • Göransson
6. “I Am” (performed by Jorja Smith)
  • Duckworth
  • Spears
  • Jorja Smith
  • Tobias Breuer
  • Troy Chester
  • Sounwave
  • Lamar
7. “Paramedic!” (performed by SOB X RBE)
  • Duckworth
  • Dacoury Natche
  • Spears
  • K. Gomringer
  • T. Gomringer
  • Juwon Lee
  • Graham Harris
  • Wayman Barrow
  • Jabbar Brown
8. “Bloody Waters” (performed by Ab-SoulAnderson Paak and James Blake)
9. King’s Dead” (performed by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake)
10. “Redemption Interlude”
  • Duckworth
  • Hykeem Carter
  • Zacari Pacaldo
  • Carter
  • Lamar
11. “Redemption” (performed by Zacari and Babes Wodumo)
  • McKenzie
  • Walton
  • Scribz Riley
  • Aaron Bow[b]
12. “Seasons” (performed by MozzySjava and Reason)
13. “Big Shot” (performed by Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott)
14. Pray for Me” (performed by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar)


January 2018

Evidence – Whether or Not

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Yesterday ( 26.1) , his fourth album has been released , on the album there’s a lot of collabs with Styles P , Rapsody , DJ Premier , Krondon (of Strong Arm Steady) , The Alchemist and many more .

The album contains a lot of Producers such as : DJ Babu (Dilated Peoples) , The Alchemist , Nottz , DJ Premier , Evidence .

אתמול (26.1), האלבום הרביעי שלו שוחרר, באלבום יש הרבה שיתופי פעולה עם אמנים כמו Styles P , Rapsody , DJ Premier , Krondon (of Strong Arm Steady) , The Alchemist ועוד רבים וטובים .

האלבום מכיל גם את ההפקות מצד Evidence עצמו ומפיקים אחרים : DJ Babu (Dilated Peoples) , The Alchemist , Nottz , DJ Premier , Evidence .

for the Full Listening to the album please click below :



0:00 – The Factory [prod. Twiz The Beat Pro]

2:58 – Throw It All Away [prod. Alchemist]

5:55 – Powder Cocaine (feat. Slug & Catero) [prod. Alchemist]

8:52 – Jim Dean [prod. Nottz]

12:55 – Weather or Not [prod. Babu]

16:59 – Moving Too Fast (feat. Catero) [prod. Evidence]

18:32 – Runners (faet. Defari) [prod. Evidence]

21:59 – Bad Publicity (feat. Krondon) [prod. Nottz]

26:18 – Rain Drops [prod. Twiz The Beat Pro]

29:32 – Sell Me This Pen (feat. Alchemist & Mach Hommy) [prod. Alchemist]

33:26 – Love Is a Funny Thing (feat. Styles P, Rapsody & Khrysis) [prod. Alchemist]

38:12 – 10,000 Hours [prod. DJ Premier]

41:04 – What I Need [prod. Evidence]

44:58  To Make a Long Story Longer (feat. Jonwayne) [prod. Samiyam]

49:11 – Wonderful World (feat. Rakaa) [prod. Budgie]

52:46 – Be My Side Too [prod. Budgie]×0/

Talib Kweli – Radio Silence 

The new album, released in November 2017, opens with 2018 and brings with it many interesting combinations and surprising guests.

The first single released by Travelin ‘Light together with Anderson.Paak talks about Cavalli’s return to the game and today’s hip-hop culture “Brooklyn has changed as well as me,” Cavalli traveled around the world and was probably influenced by other genres, the single was produced by Kaytranada, Which adds Anderson.Paak’s own drums including the drums he himself plays in the background, in “All of Us” Cavalli with Jay Electronica and singer Yummy Bingham (De La Soul’s Much More Song) talks about black America and the government’s attitude towards the urban black community in America This year, the song is actually a direct continuation of the last albums of 2016:

Common – Black America Again

A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here….Thank U 4 Ur Service

The One I Love – An R&B song featuring  BJ The Chicago Kid that holds the chorus in an amazing way, a simple love song that reminds a lil’ bit  in  his voice of D’Angelo.

Another interesting combination here is the song “Write at Home” by  Jazz\Hip-Hop musican Robert Glasper in a great jazz jukebox with Bilal Oliver (in 2000 for Soul and R & B lovers, who released the single “Soul Sista”), He also collaborated recently with The Roots on “It Ain’t Fair” “From the Motion Picture movie” Detroit “.

From all of his recent albums, this album really brings a very surprising side to Kweli.

האלבום החדש והשמיני במספר יצא בנובמבר 2017 ופותח איתו גם את 2018 ומביא איתו הרבה שילובים מעניינים ואורחים מפתיעים .

הסינגל הראשון שייצא Travelin’ Light  ביחד עם Anderson.Paak מדבר על החזרה של קוואלי למשחק ועל תרבות ההיפ הופ של היום “ברוקלין השתנתה וגם אני” , קוואלי הסתובב בעולם וכנראה הושפע מז’אנרים אחרים , הסינגל עצמו הופק ע”י Kaytranada , ביט קלאסי שמוסיף את הוויב של Anderson.Paak כולל התופים שהוא עצמו מנגן ברקע. בשיר “All of Us” קוואלי ביחד עם Jay Electronica והזמרת Yummy Bingham (De La Soul’s Much More Song) מדבר על אמריקה השחורה והיחס של הממשלה כלפי הקהילה השחורה האורבנית באמריקה ולשינוי שיקרה עוד השנה , השיר בעצם מעין המשך ישיר לאלבומים האחרונים של שנת 2016:

Common – Black America Again

A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here….Thank U 4 Ur Service

The One I Love – שיר R&B  שבו BJ The Chicago Kid מחזיק פה את הפזמון בצורה מדהימה , שיר אהבה פשוט שקצת מזכיר בקול את D’angelo  לדעתי .

שילוב מעניין נוסף שיש פה הוא בשיר Write at Home בוויב ג’אזי מעולה של Robert Glasper בשיתוף עם Bilal Oliver  (לאוהבי הסול והאר אנד בי – בשנת 2000 הוציא את הסינגל Soul Sista) שלאחרונה שיתף פעולה עם The Roots בשיר “It Ain’t Fair” מתוך הסרט “Detroit” .

מכלל האלבומים האחרונים , האלבום הזה באמת מביא צד מאוד מפתיע של קוואלי .

Tracklisting – רשימת שירים

1.The Magic Hour
2.Traveling Light (Ft. Anderson .Paak)
3.All of Us (Ft. Jay Electronica & Yummy Bingham)
4.She’s My Hero
5.Chips (Ft. Waka Flocka Flame)
7.Radio Silence (Ft. Amber Coffman & Myka 9)
8.The One I Love (Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid)
9.Heads Up Eyes Open (Ft. Rick Ross & Yummy Bingham)
10.Let It Roll Lyrics
11.Write at Home (Ft. Bilal, Datcha & Robert Glasper)

השמעה לאלבום המלא ברצף :


CyHi The Prince – No Dope On Sundays 

The fourth album by GOOD Music – Getting Out Our Dreams, the Kanye West label with Sony Music, was released on November 10, 2017 and opens 2018 with the collaboration of Pusha T, Kanye West, Estelle and other artists such as ScHoolBoy Q, the legendary R & B lineup Jagged Edge and more.

Nu Africa is one of the first singles to come out with CyHi talking about a newer Africa released rather than with the customs of the past, there is an excellent monologue and verse of Ernestine Johnson.

One of my favorite songs here in the album is God Bless Your Heart, which is a sort of Jazzy beat which sampled Roy Ayers – Searching is in the background.

האלבום הרביעי במספר של חבר G.O.O.D Music – Getting Out Our Dreams  , הלייבל של קנייה ווסט  בשיתוף עם Sony Music , האלבום יצא ב10 לנובמבר ,2017 וגם פותח את 2018 בשיתוף פעולה של חברי הלייבל : Pusha T , Kanye West,Estelle לצד אמנים אחרים כמו ScHoolBoy Q , הרכב הR&B האגדי Jagged Edge ועוד .

Nu Africa  הוא אחד הסינגלים הראשונים שיצאו ובו CyHi מדבר על אפריקה החדשה יותר משוחררת ולא עם מנהגים של פעם , יש כאן מונולוג מעולה וverse  של Ernestine Johnson .

אחד השירים האהובים עליי כאן באלבום הוא God Bless Your Heart שהוא מעין ביט ג’אזי מאחר ומסומפל פה השיר של Roy Ayers – Searching ברקע .

Tracklisting  – רשימת שירים 


1.Amen (Intro)

2.No Dope on Sundays (Ft. Pusha T)

3.Get Yo Money

4.Movin’ Around (Ft. ScHoolboy Q)

5.Trick Me (Ft. 2 Chainz)

6.Murda (Ft. Estelle)

7.Don’t Know Why (Ft. Jagged Edge)

8.God Bless Your Heart

9.Dat Side (Ft. Kanye West)

10.Looking for Love

11.Nu Africa (Ft. Ernestine Johnson)


13.80’s Baby (Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid)


15.I’m Fine (Ft. Travis Scott)

 להשמעה של האלבום המלא ברצף : CyHi The Prince – No Dope On Sundays

Drake Speaks On Gun Violence In Toronto In Mustafa The Poet’s Short Film

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Drake is one of many artists to appear in the video.

Last year was one of the worst in terms of gun violence in Toronto. With over 406 shooting incidents reported in the city, a new high was reached for gun-related violence. These days, Drake is fortunate enough to split his time between Calabasas and Toronto but he recognizes just how serious the issue has gotten in his hometown. In a new short film by Mustafa The Poet, many artists have spoken out about their own experiences with gun violence in the Canadian city, remembering friends and family members that they’ve lost and detailing just how difficult it is to get your family out of the hood.

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Titled “Remember Me, Toronto,” Mustafa The Poet rounded up a bunch of Toronto-based artists to discuss the growing gun violence issues in the city. From established performers Drake and Baka Not Nice to up-and-comers Pressa and Smiley, over a dozen people tell their proper stories on camera. The score was put together by Noah “40” Shebib.

Drake told the crew about how some people aren’t even aware of what they’re fighting for, saying, “In a lot of the situations in the city, passed down by elders, people don’t even know the logistics of the beef or why or what really happened. It’s just ‘I’m conditioned to hate this area or this group of people.'” He goes on to apologize to the people that he’s lost if he’s ever “used their teachings in vain.”

Watch the full video below.


J. Cole Talks “Middle Child” Follow-Up, Reputation, & “Disneyland” Dreamers 3

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J. Cole reflects on artistic self-assessment in an extensive profile.

Today, J. Cole is the subject of a GQ cover story, which draws back to his All-Star Game headlining performance. During the extensive piece, Cole reflects on his journey, legacy, time in the spotlight, interviewing Lil PumpRevenge Of The Dreamers 3, and more.

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Speaking about the Dreamers 3 studio session, a process he orchestrated back in January, Cole likened the experience to a notoriously magical spot. “It was like Disneyland or some shit,” he claims. Sharing an anecdote, Cole paints a vivid picture of receiving a text from Buddy. “I ran in. The room was thick with smoke, and Buddy, this rapper from Compton, played me this song that felt like a Pharcyde song.” The collaborative nature of the sessions seemed to awaken a revelation within him, one pertaining to his “reclusive” reputation.

“I’ve been so secluded within myself that people think I don’t like anybody, that I won’t work with anybody. It’s a reputation that’s been extending to my artists, too,” explains Cole. “I don’t even know how this shit works all the way anymore, the game. And if I don’t know, I’ve got to learn.” The author suggests that such a re-evaluation led to the spontaneous drop of “Middle Child,” and even alludes to some potential features on Cole’s next project. The rapper elaborates, teasing the possibility. “Well, I don’t have any right now that I really want to boast about,” he says.  “Not saying it’s impossible. It’s just about getting out of my comfort zone.”

For more from Cole, check out writer Allison P. Davis’ full GQ profile right here. For further coverage, read about our own experience attending the Dreamers 3 sessions here.

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Hottest Videos – March 2019

שלום לכולם ,

ממשיכים עם כל הקליפים הכי חמים והאחרונים של החודש !!!

צפייה נעימה ותהנו 😉

Teyana Taylor’s “Issues/Hold On” Video Features A$AP Rocky & Lori Harvey

Tory Lanez Gets “Freaky” In The Interrogation Room

Elle Varner Drops Off “Pour Me” Visuals Featuring Wale

ScHoolboy Q Dumps On Elon Musk In The “Numb Numb Juice” Video

Logic & HITRECORD Release Visual For 21 Person Collaboration “Do What You Love”

Quincy Releases Lovelorn “You’re Crazy I’m Fine” Music Video

Ace Hood Makes Light Work Of The “Practice” Music Video

Too $hort Takes It Back To The Strip Club In “Give Her Some Money” Visual

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Get Animated In “Garage Talk” Music Video

2 Chainz & Ariana Grande Release Fun-Loving “Rule The World” Video

Khalid Drops Off Colourful “Talk” Video

Solange Drops Off Self-Directed “Binz” Video

Lil Duval & Ty Dolla $ign Party Until The Sun Comes Up In “Pull Up” Video

J.I.D. Grabs Ansel Elgort For “Off Da Zoinkys” Music Video

Rita Ora Plays Multiple Roles In Her Video For “Only Want You” Ft. 6LACK

Soulja Boy & Ray J Live The Good Life In “Rich N Whippin” Video

Migos & Mustard Dodge Paint Balls In “Pure Water”

Wiley, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul, & Idris Elba Get “Boasty” In London

Solange Takes Fans On A Psychedelic Journey In “Almeda” Visual

Lil Baby’s “Pure Cocaine” Video Is All-White Everything

Kehlani Shows Off Her Pregnant Frame In “Butterfly” Visuals

Future Takes A Page Out Of Gunna’s Book In Underwater “Goin Dummi” Video

Mike WiLL Made It, Crime Mob, & Slim Jxmmi Boss Up In “We Can Hit”

Mick Jenkins Hits Jamaica For Some “Consensual Seduction”

T-Pain & O.T. Genasis Lounge With The Ladies in “A Million Times”

2 Chainz Shares Video For “Money In The Way”

Cardi B & Bruno Mars Get Acquainted In “Please Me” Visuals

Bas Experiences A Neon-Fuelled Trip In “Purge”

Megan Thee Stallion Is A “Big Ole Freak” In Her Latest Visual

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Create New Archetype With “Stoned Gentleman”

Black Eyed Peas Release Graffiti-Inspired Visual For “Get Ready”

Offset & Gucci Mane Star In Retro Western In “Quarter Milli”

Gunna Drops Trippy Visuals For “Big Shot”

J. Cole’s “Middle Child” Video Has Arrived

Bhad Bhabie Taps DMX For Cameo In “Bestie” Music Video

Alicia Keys’ “Raise A Man” Video Is Beautifully Vintage

Khalid & Kane Brown Deliver Their “Saturday Nights (Remix)” Video

Denzel Curry Comes Through With Belated Visuals For “Ultimate”

Halsey & Yungblud Show Off Their Love In “11 Minutes” Video

Lil Wayne Joins Lil Pump In His New Video For “Be Like Me”

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Release “Plot Twist” Music Video

J. Cole & Ari Lennox Reveal Intimate “Shea Butter Baby” Visuals

Kehlani & Dom Kennedy Go Cold On Their Exes In “Nunya” Video

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Release “Plot Twist” Music Video

Lloyd Drops Off New Video For “Caramel” With City Girls

Young Buck Reflects On Time In Prison In New Video “It’s Alright”

Eminem & Boogie’s “Rainy Days” Video Is Here

DJ Kay Slay Calls On Rap Legends For “Hip Hop Frontline”

Mýa Treads Middle Eastern Sands In “With You” Videoclip

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Link Up For “The Life” Music Video

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Drop Off New Video “Forever Ball”

Juicy J, Kevin Gates & Lil Skies Cover The Spread On “Let Me See”

Cardi B Mourns Death Of A Fan Who Lost Battle With Cancer

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Cardi B sends her condolences to the family of Alaysia Crockett.

Cardi B is always showing love to the loyal and dedicated Bardi Gang that propelled her to stardom. Unfortunately, the fan base lost a member this past weekend. Cardi B took to Instagram to honor Alaysia Crockett, a fan of hers who recently lost her battle to cancer.

Cardi B took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news of the passing of her fan Alaysia Crockett while sending her condolences to Crockett’s family. Cardi shared a photo of herself with Alaysia and recalled the moment they met. She praised Crockett for her make-up game and maintaining a positive mindset while being incredibly sick.

“This makes me so sad RIP babygirl,” she wrote on Instagram “My condolence to her wonderful parents and family.When I met this young lady i literally had to hold her and put her against my body cause she couldn’t barely stand yet she was sooo happy in a great spirit and her make up on super fleek. her parents were so happy. Heaven gained the prettiest angel your not in pain anymore 💔💔Alaysia Crockett! FUCK CANCER !”

Many of her peers saw her post and sent their condolences in the comment section including Snoop DoggChance The Rapper, Tiny Harris, Evelyn Lozada, Quality Control’s Pierre Thomas, who’s seen in the background of the photo Cardi posted, and Diddy.

Teyana Taylor Explains Giving Women Lapdances At Shows Is “Just A Job”

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She said she and her husband came to a “compromise” about it.

If you see Teyana Taylor getting a little freaky onstage at one of her live shows, just know that her husband, Iman Shumpert, doesn’t have a problem with it. It’s a common thing for Taylor to invite a female fan onstage before engaging in a some naughty, lapdance behavior in front of a live audience, and the singer chatted openly about it when she caught up with Joe Budden on Pull Up.

Budden said he thought of it as a double standard, considering Taylor probably wouldn’t be okay if Shumpert did the same thing. “If I go to a show, I’m in the audience chilling, sippin’ a lil’ something, and homegirl says, “Hey! Come on stage!,’ and I come on stage and I get freaked, I think my partner would have…I think I would get a long text,” he said. “Like a paragraph text about that. That was my beef about it. I’m cool, but it’s a double standard because you wouldn’t be cool.”

“Yeah, it wouldn’t,” Taylor replied. “The same way y’all n****s could pull y’all s**t out on the sidewalk and go and pee, it takes a lot more work for a b***h to have to pop a squat behind a car. Y’all n****s will just go and stand there and do y’all thing.” Taylor says that double standards exist in various forms, but as long as she’s not grinding on a dude, it really shouldn’t be a big deal—and the decision to bring women onstage was a compromise between she and her husband.

“What I’m trying to explain to you is me bringing a female up on stage was a respect thing for my husband,” Taylor said. “It’s very convenient. If I’m like a baby Janet right, and everybody knows these are my shows, as a wife, would you rather me bring up n****s and give them lapdances or bring up b****es and give them lapdances? It’s entertainment. That’s like me saying, ‘This is entertainment so technically it’s my job so I’m going to bring up another n****a.'”

She continued, “I feel like it’s a yes, no and negotiations. If you say yes, mean it. If you say yes, mean it and don’t hang that over the person’s head. If you say no, don’t feel bad about saying no. If you’re willing to negotiate, you find a happy medium. The negotiation in marriage is, ‘Ok, this is my job, this is my brand, this is my image. How do I find a happy medium? How do I negotiate? Ok! I won’t ever bring another n***a up on stage ever again! So, why not do it with females?'”

For people who think that Taylor’s lapdances are anything more than a performance, she’s here to burst your bubble. “I’m very professional, and after every lapdance of anybody I’ve ever given a lapdance to, it’s never been anything more than that,” she said. “I’m very like, ‘Lapdance. Alright, on to the next song.’ It ain’t no kiki-ing. Next record. This s**t is a job. It’s a job and I think that people don’t understand that. But when you’re passionate about your job, and you’re passionate about entertaining people and this is your show, it is what it is.”

The same way I perform ‘Never Would Have Made It’ and I cry, I mean that, but that’s a part of my show where it’s going to get real. It’s still a part of entertainment and it’s a job,” she said. “It’s an off-and-on switch with everything. Back to the lapdances, everything is just an on-and-off switch, whether I’m acting, or I’m performing or I have to entertain people at a party. It’s like, people pay you to entertain and turn up.”

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