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KXNG Crooked Narrows Down The Suspect That “Killed” Slaughterhouse

KXNG Crooked is still a fan of Slaughterhouse’s “My Life,” despite what anyone else thinks.

The rise of Slaughterhouse was an interesting moment at the top of the 2010s. In the midst of this “new school of rappers” emerging (i.e. Kendrick, Drake, Cole, etc.), a bunch of underground rappers formed a lyrical supergroup that only Shady could house fittingly. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, and their attempt to receive mainstream recognition marked the beginning of their downfall as a collective.

Earlier today, KXNG Crooked took to Twitter with a hot take to stir the pot up on Monday, sharing his unpopular opinion on the Slaughterhouse single, “My Life” ft. Cee-Lo Green. “Idc what y’all say “My life” by Slaughterhouse was a good song,” he tweeted. The reception to the tweet was split with die-hards riding for Crook’s verse while many more doubled down on how underwhelming the song was.

“I finally figured out who killed Slaughterhouse all them years ago. 6 suspects got narrowed down to 1.. Cold case solved.. “My Life” did it.. And I luv that guy,” he tweeted.

Crook reminded one fan that it was a fan-favorite at shows, even going as far as he prefers it over the Swizz Beatz-produced, “Throw It Away.”

“Some of the hardest rap songs ever contain the same sample that was flipped in Throw It Away so I felt we should’ve did something darker and more gutter than what was done but I’m always open to follow someone else’s lead because I could be wrong,” he explained about his disdain over the “Throw It Away. “I think I was right that time.”

Check out his tweets below.

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Beastie Boys Back Joe Biden By Letting Him Use “Sabotage”

This is the first time the Beastie Boys have ever licensed their music for an advertisement.

When you think about some of the most iconic groups in the history of music, the Beastie Boys are certainly up there. A few years ago, one of their beloved members, Adam Yauch, passed away and when he died, he asked that the band’s music never be used to promote products in advertisements. Now, however, due to just how high the stakes are in this election, the band has decided to go ahead and license the song “Sabotage” to the Joe Biden Presidential Campaign. Of course, Biden is more of a politician than a product, so it’s easy to see why this decision could have been made.

As for the ad the song is featured in, well, it’s certainly something that would be close to the hearts of those in the group. In the advertisement below, we get a look at a bar called the Blind Pig which is a venue that has played host to some massive musicians in their formative years. According to the establishment’s co-owner, COVID-19 has shut the place down and it’s now in jeopardy of going out of business. The ad explains why Donald Trump’s COVID response has been poor, and why someone new needs to take office.

“Everywhere I go, people have a story about the Blind Pig,” Blind Pig co-owner, Joe Malcoun said. “The Blind Pig has been one of those clubs that attract artists from all genres. For 50 years, the Blind Pig has been open and crowded, but right now, it’s an empty room. This is the reality of Trump’s Covid response. We don’t know how much longer we can survive without any revenue. A lot of restaurants and bars that have been mainstays for years will not make it through this. This is Donald Trump’s economy: There is no plan and you don’t know how to go forward. It makes me so angry. My only hope for my family and for this business and my community is that Joe Biden wins this election.”

This advertisement has already started airing in Michigan, as the Democrats look to reclaim the state after losing it in 2016. With the election just a few weeks away, we will certainly be seeing more ads like this, in the future.

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Gunna & Young Thug’s “Dollaz On My Head” Goes Platinum

Gunna & Young Thug prove that YSL gets it done with a new platinum plaque for “Dollaz On My Head.”

Since first breaking into the game with infectious singles like “Sold Out Dates” and “Drip Too Hard,” both of which feature Lil Baby in a supporting role, Gunna has risen into one of rap’s most consistent young superstars. Since then, he has earned himself twenty-five gold and platinum plaques for his collection, including several stemming from his acclaimed work alongside Lil Baby.

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And now, months removed from the release of his recent album Wunna, Gunna has landed himself yet another platinum plaque — this time for the Young Thug-assisted “Dollaz On My Head.” Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and Myles Harris, the Wunna highlight has been confirmed to have sold over one million album-equivalent units, which ensures that the RIAA certification is soon to follow.

Given how popular the track has become since its release, with the YouTube view count steadily approaching twenty-million in total, it was only a matter of time before “Dollaz On My Head” earned the YSL partners another platinum plaque. Though Gunna and Lil Baby are a tried and true combination, you can’t deny that it’s always exciting when the student and the teacher connect on wax. And expect plenty more where that came from, with the YSL compilation album Slime Language 2 having been officially confirmed for a Black Friday release date.

Congratulations to the Slime duo for hitting another major milestone, and don’t be surprised to see Gunna’s latest album eventually reach gold, and possibly even platinum status in due time. Are you still bumping Wunna? 

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50 Cent Celebrates Pop Smoke’s Return To #1 On Billboard 200

50 Cent reacts to Pop Smoke’s “Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon” reclaiming the #1 spot on the Billboard 200.

Pop Smoke‘s Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon has returned to the top of the charts. The posthumous debut from the late Brooklyn star did astonishing numbers upon its release. Stacked with features from the biggest stars of hip-hop, including EP 50 Cent, and a deluxe edition filled with collaborations alongside Brooklyn drill’s finest, it was a celebration of the short yet impactful career of the brightest new artist out of New York.

The project was in a tight race this week to notch the top spot. 21 Savage and Metro Boomin‘s Savage Mode II was on pace to sell around the same amount in its second week but Pop reigned supreme, selling 67K album-equivalent units. Fif hit the ‘Gram to celebrate the feat, writing, “this shit number one again @roddyricch I told you she want to fuck wit the Woo, but i ain’t gonna front that 21 Savage shit is slapping they both #1 to me right now.”

Interestingly enough, 50 Cent has his imprint on both albums, though Pop’s more heavily than Savage Mode II21 Savage and Metro Boomin pay homage on “Many Men” off of their second joint project, sampling the 2003 single on the outro and interpolating the hook throughout the song. Of course, Fif contributed to “The Woo” alongside Roddy Ricch and played a pivotal role in bringing the project alive.

“I told 50 I’m not in a place where I can personally listen to his music so I’m not even thinking about putting an album out,” Steven Victor, Pop Smoke‘s manager, recounted telling 50 Cent after Pop’s passing. However, it was Fif that ultimately convinced him to put the album out for the summer like Pop wanted, as well as building a legacy while the momentum is high. Evidently, it was proven successful, as we’ve witnessed with the latest update of the Billboard 200.

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Busta Rhymes Drops Apocalyptic “ELE 2” Trailer

With “Extinction Level Event 2” on the way, Busta Rhymes comes through and shares an ominous teaser trailer.

Anyone listing Busta Rhymes as one of the rap game’s greatest rappers of all time wouldn’t get many objections from purists in the know. And though it’s been a minute since we’ve heard a full-length album from the legendary Flipmode rapper, that’s about to change with the imminent arrival of Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath Of GodDue out for release on October 30th, the day before Halloween, the project is set to pick up where its predecessor Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front left off in 1998.

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With the anticipated album only a few weeks away, Busta took to Instagram to share an appropriately apocalyptic teaser trailer. Though it doesn’t share an extended glimpse at any new music, it does proceed to strike an intriguing tone, walking through a haunting timeline of America’s darkest days. All the while, Busta appears to be entranced in a deep slumber, driven by an urgent demand to “wake up.” The whole thing is rather tense, which bodes well for fans hoping to see a return to Busta’s more frenzied delivery.

Based upon the two singles he has released thus far — the Vybz Kartel-assisted “The Don & The Boss” and the Anderson .Paak-assisted “YUUUU” — it’s difficult to say that ELE 2 will bring to the table. One thing is for sure, however. The fans are eager for some new Busta Rhymes, and it’s likely this new trailer will go a long way in furthering the hype. Check back on October 30th for the prophecy to be fulfilled.

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