Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s life has been pretty calm lately, despite the situation he is in. The rapper has been sticking to his formula of colorful visuals and online trolling from the safety of his home since his release. With the ongoing pandemic and the continued protests, nobody has much time to pay attention to Tekashi drama. Yet, it seems like things may heat up for the young rapper soon.
Tekashi is soon to be off house arrest, something he is most likely both excited and scared about. As reported by XXL, Tekashi is surprised that he hasn’t been offed yet. Maybe, it’s something that’s on his mind now that he is about to be off house arrest. On Saturday (July 11), an Instagram post questioned whether Tekashi would be back in the streets once he is free from house arrest. “Y’all think 6ix9ine gonna be back running the streets when he gets off house arrest or will he move outta America and hide out for the rest of his career,” was the question. Tekashi slid into the comments to give an answer. I’m surprised I didn’t die yet,” he wrote. “But its not so bad being dead the way ya support the artist after they die. #fakelove.” Do you think Tekashi will be back on the streets?
DJ Khaled gets ready to roll out his upcoming project.
DJ Khaled has been steadily teasing the release of new music. Though, like the rest of the music industry, he was forced to re-route his plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Touring plans have been canceled and it’s damn-near impossible to host any sort of live event to interact with fans. However, it is summer, and DJ Khaled isn’t allowing the season to pass without dropping a big track.
In the past few months, emojis of keys and owls have littered DJ Khaled’s Instagram posts which was a pretty obvious indication that Drake would be hopping on the first single to his new project. Khaled only makes hits so it only makes sense that the rapper who has more hits that essentially anyone else would kick the campaign off. The Miami DJ shared a video, presumably from a photoshoot, where he’s producing — or at least appearing to do so — with a live owl sitting behind him in the studio.
“VOCLAS BEEN IN ! DEM boy ah make POP CHUNE. WE ah make CHUNE ah go POP POP PON YOUR HEAD TOP,” Khaled captioned the post. “#WETHEBEST #OVO SO YOU KNOW KHALED @champagnepapi @wethebestmusic LUV ALWAYS MAN DIFFERENT!”
Khaled has often used Drake to help kick off the roll out for his albums. We’ll see what he has in store with his upcoming “pop chune.”
Marlo was reportedly shot and killed in Georgia late Saturday night.
UPDATE: TMZ has confirmed the death of Marlo in Atlanta. Authorities said that it appears he was shot while he was driving. “At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting,” an official said.
Atlanta rapper Lil Marlo has reportedly passed away at the age of 30. According to XXL, he was shot and killed on a Georgia highway at the early hours of the morning. A video started to circulate Twitter and Instagram this morning the car Marlo was reportedly in left on the side of the highway with a group of people surrounding it.
Though there hasn’t actually been any other information provided, several members of the Quality Control roster paid homage to Marlo. Lil Yachty and JT were among the first to shed light on the news. Yachty revealed that he was just in the studio with Marlo before his death. Other rappers from the hip-hop community at large also shared their condolences such as Russ, Reese LAFLARE, Yella Beezy, K Camp, and Southside also paid their respect.
Marlo has been apart of the Quality Control family since 2017. A close affiliate of Lil Baby, they went on to release their joint project 2 The Hard Way shortly after Marlo signed to QC. He’s released several projects under the label including 1st n 3rd, The Real 1 and 9th Ward God. He also made several appearances on Quality Control: Control The Streets Vol. 1 and 2.
Irv doubles down on his statement after speaking with Drizzy.
There’s no better place to make controversial statements in hip-hop than The Breakfast Club, and that’s exactly where Irv Gotti allowed himself to do just that. Gotti went on the popular radio show and caused a little bit of a shuffle in the game when he claimed that Drake had no masterpiece albums.
“You don’t see or hear from the young generation albums, impactful albums,” Irv Gotti stated. “You feel impactful singles. Listen, Imma even say Drake, who I love. Drizzy, I love you, you know I love you, you know what I am saying? You know, ‘Murder Inc. like my n*gga Irv,’ that’s me. Aye, I love you, I love your music, but would you say Drizzy has delivered an album to that stature? Which I know he can, but I don’t know if he collectively put that energy and said, ‘I’m gonna deliver a masterpiece.’ Does Drizzy have a masterpiece?”
He went on to claim that Travis Scott was the only young artist that has a masterpiece album. “The only artist that I give it to, really, is Travis Scott,” Irv continued. ” That last album, that Brian McKnight or whatever, when I put that album in I was like, ‘Yo, who is this guy?’ When I heard he producers and everything I was like, ‘He’s incredible.’ You know what I’m saying? I feel like he’s the only artist that’s a young generational artist where I feel he put so much thought and energy into production.”
Irv recently sat down with Nick Cannon to clear up his statements, but actually just doubled down on his opinion. “He’s on another planet,” Irv began, praising Drake. “I consider him [Drake] and Jay-Z, they’re like on Uranus, while we’re on the planet Earth.” He proceeds to speak on their friendship. “Drake is like, one of my best friends in the game,” Irv continued. “He’s a really good friend, we have a great relationship since he came out…he is someone who I consider a friend.” Apparently, that friendship was in danger after Irv’s comments. “I spoke to Drizzy, and you know he was like, ‘you got my people’s saying, they thought we was close,’ and I said, ‘Drizzy, we are close,'” Irv claims. “Nothing has changed. And I said, ‘I’m not one of them hating guys that hated on you.'” Check out the full interview below.
This week’s “Fire Emoji” playlist includes the new collab from Kid Cudi & Eminem, as well as new songs off of Juice WRLD’s “Legends Never Die.”
What a week it’s been. Between Kanye West’s announcement for his presidential bid and Jada Pinkett Smith’s “entanglement” with August Alsina, there’s been a lot to talk about but thankfully, beyond the gossip, there’s been a lot of good music to drop in the past few weeks. This week, specifically, we got a lot of new heat including the long-awaited posthumous album from Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die, as well as a brand new track from Kid Cudi.
It’s another week so of course, we’ve returned with our latest update on the Fire Emoji playlist on Spotify. “The Adventures Of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” the unexpected collab from Kid Cudi and Eminem, was a no brainer to include. We also got a few cuts from the late Juice WRLD’s new album. Juice WRLD & Marshmello’s “Hate The Other Side” ft. The Kid LAROI and Polo G as well as “Conversations” are essential listening for your weekend.
In addition to those songs, we also got that brand new heat from Aminé and Young Thug, “Compensating,” as well as StaySolidRocky’s “Pretty Girl” remix featuring Lil Uzi Vert.
Check out the Fire Emoji playlist below and make sure you follow HNHH on Spotify.