Anderson .Paak Gives Surprise Performance At Hollywood Guitar Center Celebration Honoring Sheila E

Los Angeles, CA – Anderson .Paak made a shock look on the rebirth of Guitar Center’s iconic Hollywood flagship retailer on Saturday (November three). The gifted musician lit the stage with a efficiency of music off his album Oxnard, which launched November 16.

The music retailer shut down Sunset Boulevard in honor of its newly reimagined $5 million 30,000 sq. foot facility. The occasion was additionally to have fun the induction of Grammy Award-nominated singer, drummer and percussionist Sheila ‘E’ Escovedo to its historic RockWalk.

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Hosted by BBC’s Zane Lowe, Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Bassett and Fool’s Gold DJ A-Trak additionally made an look to have fun Sheila E’s honor.

HipHopDX’s editor-in-chief, Trent Clark, really received the chance to take a seat down with the Anderson at Comfort LA in downtown Los Angeles recent off Oxnard‘s launch for some good meals and good dialog not too long ago.

Signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label, the California native shared with Clark how he and Dre are in a position to get via their inventive variations.

“You simply gotta battle for it should you actually feeling it,” Paak stated within the interview. “The those who he works with, he has that respect for. And if he’s placing that a lot time into it, he respects your opinion too. He’s not gonna put that a lot time into somebody that he’s gotta do all of the work. So, we meet one another midway. And he’s at all times like, ‘Your name AP,’ on the finish of the day.”

Peep how every little thing went down at Guitar Center’s Hollywood re-opening under.

Anderson .Paak Gives Surprise Performance At Hollywood Guitar Center Celebration Honoring Sheila E

Anderson .Paak Gives Surprise Performance At Hollywood Guitar Center Celebration Honoring Sheila E

 

Anderson .Paak Gives Surprise Performance At Hollywood Guitar Center Celebration Honoring Sheila E

 

Anderson .Paak Gives Surprise Performance At Hollywood Guitar Center Celebration Honoring Sheila E

 

Anderson .Paak Gives Surprise Performance At Hollywood Guitar Center Celebration Honoring Sheila E

 

Anderson .Paak Gives Surprise Performance At Hollywood Guitar Center Celebration Honoring Sheila E

Travis Scott & Gunna Take Flight In "Yosemite" Video

Travis Scott has launched the third music video from his third album Astroworld.

In the Nabil-directed visible, Travis Scott and his collaborator Gunna share a Astroworld-labeled personal jet trip. While flying excessive by means of the (weed) clouds, La Flame wakes up and feels the affect of a kid touchdown on the bottom after falling off a steep cliff.

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As Scott thereafter watches from a fowl’s eye view, the kid proceeds on a journey by means of a forest and finally discovers Travis’ monumental head statue, much like the one on his album cowl to enter the Astroworld amusement park.

Gunna is at the moment touring alongside with Sheck Wes as opening acts on Scott’s Astroworld: Wish You Were Here nationwide tour which ends in late December.

On November 20, Travis carried out with rappers in entrance of 40,000 attendees at his Astroworld Festival showcase in his native Houston’s now-defunct Six Flags amusement park.

 

 

Nicki Minaj Gets Twitter Trolled For Meek Mill & Cardi B's "On Me" Duet"

Twitter – Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Meek Mill teamed up together with her foe Cardi B for his Championship reduce “On Me,” and Twitter is having an absolute discipline day with the memes.

It was rumored duet from Cardi and Meek Milly was on the best way as a Bangladesh manufacturing and a preview of the track made its solution to the web in October.

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Some even suspect the Invasion of Privacy star is coming at Nicki on the observe.

“Hit it to your face, get pores out yeah / I been arduous working and humble/ Believe me, I’ve heard of the mumble,” she spits on the observe. “I’m simply gon’ depart it alone / ‘Cause I’d put burners to bundles / Bitches are depressing, they’re so typical / Hating is reasonable, not my materials.”

Though the 2 publicly introduced the feud is over, it didn’t cease Minaj from utilizing the bartenders suing Cardi in her “Good Form” video that includes Lil Wayne.

Nicki Minaj has but to touch upon Meek and Cardi’s collaboration.

Peep just a few of Twitter’s hilarious reactions to the Meek Mill and Cardi B “On Me” duet beneath.

50 Cent (Jokes?) About His Son Getting Hit By A Bus

50 cent apparently wouldn’t be mad if his oldest son Marquis Jackson bought the Final Destination therapy.

He made the remark below a put up of his 21-year-old son hanging out with the son of his archnemesis Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff.

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McGriff, an affiliate of Muder Inc.’s Ja Rule and Irv Gotti, allegedly plotted to have the G-Unit boss killed and is presently serving a life sentence for homicide conspiracy and drug trafficking.

“If each these little niggas bought hit by a bus, I wouldn’t have a nasty day,” he commented.

In the previous, 50 and his eldest haven’t any downside saying their points with one another. Marquis even as soon as made the remark that his dad’s music sucks.

Check out the photograph that prompted 50 Cent to make the remark about his son beneath.

Rick Ross Sends Tekashi 6ix9ine A Jailtiime Diss On Meek Mill’s “Championships” Album

Rick Ross was feeling ruthless when he penned his “What’s Free” verse for Meek Mill’s new Championships album. The Boss managed to slip in a blatant diss directed at Tekashi 6ix9ine and his present authorized state of affairs.

“Screaming ‘gang gang’ now you wanna rat/Racketeering costs caught him on a faucet/Looking for a bond attorneys wanna tax, purple hair received them faggots in your again,” he spits.

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6ix9ine, who’s dealing with a number of felonious costs, is presently locked up in a New York jail. He, together with 4 members of his ex-crew, are accused of being members of the Nine Trey Blood gang.

Feds consider his ex-manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan and Jemel “Murda Mel” Jones have been plotting to kill 6ix9ine shortly earlier than he was taken into custody. Jones can also be allegedly one of many masterminds behind a drug trafficking operation. He and his associates have been accused of promoting heroin, MDMA and fentanyl in massive quantities.

Ross is all too conversant in life in — and out — of jail. He was a correctional officer for 18 months earlier than he made his mark as a platinum-selling recording artist. In 2015, the Maybach Music Group head honcho was arrested for the alleged assault of two of his service employees.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office accused Ross of hitting a male employee “within the head and physique” with a Glock 9mm handgun, chipping two tooth and inflicting jaw and neck accidents in addition to “a number of scratches and contusions.”

Evidently, Ross doesn’t play. Listen to “What’s Free” down under.

Drake Co-Signs L.A. Rapper Blueface & Now, A Boi-1da-Produced Song In The Works

Los Angeles, CA – Drake simply hit the observe button on up-and-coming Los Angeles rapper Blueface’s Instagram profile and apparently now, they’ve a tune produced by Boi-1da on the best way.

The Famous Cryp posted screenshots of Drizzy following him on the platform in addition to the direct messages he despatched, to his Instagram Story.

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In the unveiled messages, Drake instantly begins praising the effervescent rapper’s single “Deadlocs.”

“Trust me shits about to poppppp as soon as individuals catch up,” the 6 God guarantees. “You know I’m all the time able to cook dinner. Boi 1da received a beat he made for us that slaps so onerous.”

A fast search on Instagram exhibits that Champagne Papi actually is following Blueface on Instagram.

Drake has a repute of utilizing his energy to hop on the music of artists he believes in, thus blowing them up. It occurred with Migos’ “Versace,” JB Bloc Boy’s “Look Alive” and extra lately, Lil Baby’s “Yes Indeed.”

Both 21 Savage and Lil Baby agree that Drake’s co-sign helped catapult them into mainstream fame, so when Drake tells Blueface, “Trust me shits about to poppppp,” imagine it.

Peep Drake and Blueface’s IG alternate under.

Drake Co-Signs L.A. Rapper Blueface & Now, A  Boi-1da-Produced Song In The Works
Drake Co-Signs L.A. Rapper Blueface & Now, A  Boi-1da-Produced Song In The Works

Desus & Mero Announce Showtime Premiere Date

New York, NY – Desus Nice and The Kid Mero introduced they have been bringing their comedic abilities over to Showtime after departing from Viceland this summer time and now, the late-night speak present formally has a premiere date of February 21.

The Bronx-bred duo divulged the information with a clip to Twitter at this time (November 30), exhibiting off their infectious and hilarious personalities. The present will run weekly on Thursday nights at 11 PM ET/PT.

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This shall be Showtime‘s first-ever, late-night talker.

“We have waited a very long time to enter the talk-show house, and we have been solely going to do it if we felt like we had the subsequent massive factor,” Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins says in a press release to The Hollywood Reporter. “Desus and Mero really feel like precisely that: They have knockout comedic voices, they’re sensible interviewers they usually at all times have a singular tackle tradition, each excessive and low. They have a loyal and devoted fan base that can solely multiply, and we are able to’t wait to see them take it to the subsequent stage on Showtime.”

The recognition of Desus and Mero’s Bodega Boys podcast, which started in 2013, in addition to their internet collection Desus vs. Mero, ultimately reworked into a chance for their very own present with Viceland. After spending two years with the community, the pair in the end selected to half methods and in June, introduced their partnership with Showtime to carry-on the present.

After the Showtime announcement, Viceland snatched their exhibit air two months forward of their contracts expiring. In an interview with Bossip, Desus claims Vice was “of their emotions” and in addition revealed they have been being overworked and underappreciated.

“Viceland needed 160 episodes a 12 months,” Desus advised Bossip. “We don’t have any writers, it’s actually me and Mero speaking to at least one one other daily. If you need us to do that for 160 episodes, pay us 160 million —in any other case, we’d have killed one another.”

With Showtime as their new residence, the Bodega Boys are actually capable of proceed delivering the humorous laughs as they make commentary on all issues popular culture, sports activities, music and politics.

“We’re honored and excited to be becoming a member of the Showtime household. The model is stronger than ever and we sit up for persevering with to make wonderful, genuine tv that can make your wiggington explode,” says in Desus within the aforementioned assertion.

“I’m excited to be becoming a member of a community with such a powerful basis and monitor report of manufacturing fuegooooo and to interrupt new floor with a late-night comedy present!” Mero provides.

Drake Shares Hilarious Meek Mill Meme Video About Their Squashed Beef

Drake trolled Meek Mill within the funniest means on Instagram to advertise the MMG rapper’s new album Championships, which was launched Friday (Nov. 30).

Based on Meek’s optimistic response within the feedback, they seemingly have the identical humorousness about their public reconciliation in September.

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Drake shared a Bleacher Report meme on his Instagram account with a clip of NBA legends Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas getting emotional as they famously ended their longtime feud on NBA TV again in December 2017. The clip has Drizzy and Milly with remorseful seems on their faces superimposed on Johnson’s and Thomas’ our bodies, respectively, and finally hugging one another.

The caption has Drake with a number of laughing emojis, and Meek posted feedback with a number of crying emojis and trophies.

Both rappers have additionally let bygones be bygones by collaborating on Meek’s new album minimize “Going Bad.”

JAY-Z Clarifies "What's Free" Lyrics Aimed At Kanye West

Meek Mill’s “What’s Free” file off his Championships album is inflicting a stir throughout the web — and it’s not even 24 hours previous.

As Rick Ross braces for potential backlash from each LGBTQ activists and (what’s left) of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s camp, JAY-Z raised some eyebrows from those that have been taking note of his chilly struggle with Kanye West.

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On one of many earlier strains, Jigga spits,” No crimson hat, don’t ‘Michael and Prince’ me and Ye/They separate you once you received Michael and Prince’s DNA,” which is a clear-cut nod to Yeezy’s MAGA fiasco from a few months in the past but in addition speaks on constructing previous variations.

As the lyric started to unfold like wildfire throughout social media, JAY-Z broke his 12 months and a half Twitter silence on Twitter to disclose, The line clearly meant don’t pit me towards my brothers it doesn’t matter what our variations are (crimson hat) now go decide up Meek album,” whereas declaring what he deemed to be the album’s greatest triumph: “Drake and Meek on there collectively.”

Besides the JAY-Z, Rozay and Drake options, Meek Mill’s Championships additionally boasts appearances from Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage and Kodak Black.

For a deeper look into the reference Jigga made about Michael Jackson and Prince, revisit the Quincy Jones Breaks Down Prince & Michael Jackson’s Beef DXBreakdown under.

Offset Revealed To Be In Throwback Whitney Houston & TLC Music Videos

Atlanta, GA – Migos’ Offset’s ties to the music trade apparently run loads deeper than folks suppose.

On November 16, Mr. Cardi B was feeling nostalgic and shared a well-worn picture of himself, a number of different children and the late, nice Whitney Houston and captioned it, “I BEEN DOING THIS ENTERTAINMENT GOD MY WITNESS WHICH ONE IS ME????”

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In mild of his not too long ago revealed New York Times interview, the place his mom revealed that he was a backup dancer for each Houston and TLC (two main musical presences in Atlanta on the time, not to mention the nation), it didn’t take lengthy for web sleuths to search out he was featured within the video for Houston’s 2002 single, “Whatchulookinat.”

While the decision continues to be out on what contributions Offset blessed the CrazySexyCool trio with, he’ll get his likelihood to make his personal contributions to Atlanta musical lore when he releases his debut solo album on December 14.

Cuz Lightyear Drops "Blue Slime" Album Featuring Lil Baby, Yung Bans & Killer Mike

Atlanta, GA – In case you haven’t checked your coloration calendar, Crip Hop is on the rise as soon as once more.

Up subsequent representing the Left Side, Mass Appeal recording artist and Atlanta-based rapper Cuz Lightyear is following up together with his What Up Cuz onslaught from 2017 together with his latest mission, Blue Slime.

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The 11-song LP options appearances from fellow ATLiens Lil Baby, Yung Bans and Killer Mike and appears to solidify his blue wave.

Stream Cuz Lightyear’s Blue Slime down beneath and test him on Instagram @cuzlightyear.

Cuz Lightyear Drops "Blue Slime" Album Featuring Lil Baby, Yung Bans & Killer Mike
Cuz Lightyear Drops "Blue Slime" Album Featuring Lil Baby, Yung Bans & Killer Mike

Rostrum Records Releases Unearthed "Top Shelf 1988" Compilation Featuring Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, MC Lyte & More

New York, NY – It’s onerous to imagine that there was ever an period the place the web couldn’t endlessly encapsulate a tune however Hip Hop didn’t at all times take pleasure in that luxurious.

Luckily sufficient, Rostrum Records has compiled a novel “treasure trove” of misplaced and unreleased recordings of Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, MC Lyte, Special Ed and extra and branded it: Top Shelf 1988.

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The title not solely signifies one of many tradition’s most marquee years, it tells the story of how the masters of those recordings got here to be misplaced 30 years in the past.

Over the 1988 weekend of August 6 and seven, Manhattan’s Lower East Side Top Shelf 1988 Studio (recognized for offering sanctuary to people who created the spirit of Hip Hop; a “secure haven” if you’ll) fell sufferer to the results of a riot between protestors and police that happened on the outskirts of Tompkins Square Park. The following Monday, the producers found that a lot of the gear (together with the masters) had been stolen.

But, treasure is supposed to be found.

Top Shelf 1988 is a few years within the making. I’m so honored that we’re part of this momentous album” Rostrum Records President Benjy Grinberg exclaimed in a press launch. “Our hope with the discharge is that it’ll encourage individuals to rediscover all of the wonderful music from this period. It’s actually a celebration of the artists and the artistry of the time.”

Stream the Top Shelf 1988 and relive the Golden Era.

Rostrum Records Releases Unearthed "Top Shelf 1988" Compilation Featuring Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, MC Lyte & More

01. Biz Markie
02. Big Daddy Kane
03. Craig G
04. MC Lyte
05. Special Ed
06. Doug E. Fresh
07. Jungle Brothers
08. Grand Puba
09. Masta Ace
10. Dres (of Black Sheep)
11. Smooth B (of Nice & Smooth)
12. Grandmaster Caz & Melle Mel
13. Chubb Rock

Kaytranada Resurfaces With "Nothing Like U / Chances" EP

Kaytranada introduced he was releasing three new songs Instagram earlier this week. Now, the trifecta has arrived. The three-pack consists of “Nothing Like U” that includes Ty Dolla $ign, “Chances” with Shay Lia and a solo reduce titled “It Was Meant 2 B.”

Both “Nothing Like U” and “Chances” include an instrumental model.

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Kaytranda has additionally revealed he’s partnering with RCA Records. The esteemed document label will launch HipHopDX’s 2016 Producer of the Year’s forthcoming full-length album subsequent 12 months.

“Kaytranada is a younger maverick, standing out amongst lots of his friends, Peter Edge, Chairman & CEO of RCA Records mentioned in a press launch. “He has confirmed himself as a singular and multi-faceted producer and artist, capturing a sound that’s each traditional and futuristic.

“99.9% is one in every of my absolute favourite albums of the previous couple of years. We are excited to welcome Kaytranada to the RCA household and associate with him to carry his imaginative and prescient to life.”

Listen to the EP beneath.

Drake Countersues Music Publishing Company Hebrew Hustle For Using His Likeness

New York, NY – Drake’s current victorious win within the lawsuit introduced up towards him by publishing firm Hebrew Hustle, from 2014, doesn’t imply it’s the top of their authorized battle.

Drizzy is now countersuing Hebrew Hustle for attaching themselves to his picture.

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In paperwork obtained by Complex on Wednesday (November 28), the OVO boss and his staff are accusing Hebrew Hustle and proprietor Stephen Hacker of utilizing his title and movie on their web site with out his consent.

The publishing firm initially took Drake to court docket over sampling jazz musician Jimmy Smith on Nothing Was the Same‘s “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2.”

Additionally, there was a line on the web site claiming Hacker “performed a heavy hand along with his shoppers within the creation of hit songs for the likes of Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and others,” which has since been deleted.

According to the docs, “Graham was severely upset and appalled that Counterclaim Defendants would drive Graham to defend towards a baseless lawsuit Hacker arrange whereas on the identical time, willfully together with Graham’s false endorsement on their Website.”

Drake additionally appears bothered by “the very title of Hebrew Hustle,” expressing that it’s “offensive” to be related to them. He’s now searching for damages from “psychological misery” and “humiliation.”

Drake and Hebrew Hustle are anticipated to go to court docket earlier than the top of the yr. On November 9, he filed papers requesting the choose to ban point out of his networth in the course of the trial.

Remy Ma Found In Contempt Of Court Over Vince Herbert's Record Label Lawsuit

New York, NY – Remy Ma has been caught in the course of her former supervisor Vince Herbert’s ongoing cash battle with music firm LDNX Records, The Blast reviews.

After failing to show over monetary paperwork and coin that will nonetheless be owed to the music govt, as requested by the choose dealing with the case, the “All The Way Up” rap star now has 30 days to fulfill court docket orders or she shall be hit with sanctions.

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In 2017, LDNX gained a judgment after suing Herbert over a soured enterprise deal. The music firm asserts that they’ve but to be paid, consequently dragging Remy, Lady Gaga and Interscope Records into the foray.

In August, nevertheless, Gaga turned over all requested monetary data after avoiding the court docket’s request for months. Some of that earnings might embody royalties from Gaga’s hit songs akin to “Born This Way” and “Poker Face,” which Herbert was instrumental in executing.

In whole, LDNX Records is trying to accumulate $380ok owed to them by Vince and anything earned whereas working with Remy, Gaga and Interscope.

The case is ongoing.