Lil Uzi Vert, Jeezy & Missy Elliott Conquer This Week’s "FIRE EMOJI" Playlist

This week’s edition the FIRE EMOJI playlist begins on a subtler note than last. The new entrants represent a wide field interests, beginning with Missy Elliott‘s submission  “Throw It Back” in a year where she’s been on the receiving end the greatest plaudits imaginable for musicians in North America, whether it’s through her enshrinement in the Songwriter’s Hall Fame, or simply the way she’s bandied about in conversation. Adding her to your barbershop Top 50 is a good place to start; kudos to her for turning back the clock in the week that was Sunday the 18th through Saturday the 24th August.

This notion second or third chances remained consistent throughout the week. Yo Gotti, himself a veteran type by most people’s standards, kept his rep going strong by mixing with the new generation- “Pose” his collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert earning him a spot above other deserving candidates. Elsewhere, Jeezy and Rick Ross figure in the conversation as well, f the strength “’06” – as did Moneybagg Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Peewee Longway, Tyga, Brockhampton, Lizzo and DaBaby for an ensemble cast like no other in recent memory. Enjoy your listening and be sure to follow all HNHH Spotify playlists below


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Netflix’s September Additions: "Superbad," "Lord Of The Rings," & More

As the month August winds down, another helping binge-worthy Netflix content approaches. The month September looks to be a streaming friendly one with an ample number shows and movies scheduled to hit your computer screens, TVs, tablets, and phones. The list covers classic comedies, action movies as well as new seasons our favorite shows. 

Perhaps, most noteworthy is the addition both The Lord the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord the Rings: The Return the King. While The Fellowship the Ring appears to be absent, fans will definitely want to revisit this series. The books, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, were a major inspiration for George R.R. Martin’s A Song Ice and Fire (Game Thrones).

There are a handful classic comedies coming up as well. The timeless, Superbad, starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, and Seth Rogen will be ready to stream September 1st, as well as Adam Sandler’s, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. You can check out the full line-up below.

September 1

68 Kill

American Psycho (2000)
Dante’s Peak
For the Birds
Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures: Season 1
Marvel’s Agents S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6
Moving Art: Season 3
My Sister’s Keeper
Mystic River
Olmo & the Seagull
Open Season
Rebel in the Rye
Scream: Season 3
Serial Killer with Piers Morgan: Season 1
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
The Lake House
The Last Exorcism
The Lord the Rings: The Return the King
The Lord the Rings: The Two Towers
The Saint
The Taking Pelham 123
The Walking Dead: Season 9
Uncle Naji in UAE
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

September 4

The World We Make

September 6

Archibald’s Next Big Thing — NETFLIX FAMILY
Article 15
Elite: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 9

Norm the North: King Sized Adventure
September 10
Bill Burr: Paper Tiger — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Eat Pray Love
Shameless (U.S.): Shameless: Season 9

September 12

The Mind, Explained — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 13

The Chef Show: Volume 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Head Count

Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I’m Sorry: Season 2
Kabaneri the Iron Fortress: The Battle Unato — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Ranch: Part 7 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 14

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

September 15

Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Steal a Pencil for Me

Surviving R. Kelly: Season 1

September 17

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Our Lives
The Last Kids on Earth — NETFLIX FAMILY

September 18

Come and Find Me

September 19


September 20

Between Two Ferns: The Movie — NETFLIX FILM

Daddy Issues
Disenchantment: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fastest Car: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Las del hockey — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 21

Sarah’s Key

September 23


September 24

American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 25

Abstract: The Art Design: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Glitch: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 26

Explained: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Grandmaster

September 27

Dragons: Rescue Riders — NETFLIX FAMILY

El marginal: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In the Shadow the Moon — NETFLIX FILM
Locked Up: Season 4
Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury — NETFLIX ANIME
Vis a vis: Season 4 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

September 30

Gotham: Season 5
Mo Gilligan: Momentum — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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Popeyes Got $23.25M Of Free Advertisement From Social Media Mentions: Report

The only people that haven’t tried the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich by now are vegans and pagans. Over the past week, people have been going wild on social media about the sandwich, prompting the Chick Fil A vs. Popeyes debate. Unfortunately, this also resulted in Popeyes running out chicken sandwiches because they didn’t anticipate this kind demand. On the bright side, all the conversation surrounding the sandwich on social media has gotten the company millions in free advertisement.

According to Apex Marketing, Popeyes Chicken Sandwich garnered about $23.25M in free social media advertising from digital, print, social, TV, and radio is about 11 days. It’s an impressive feat but not one that Popeyes marketing team can necessarily take the credit for if you think about it. Although they slightly initiated it with the shade they threw at Chick-Fil-A, they clearly didn’t expect it to get this big. After all, they didn’t seem to have the supply for the demand. 

“Many our restaurants have seen a high demand for the sandwich, with guests excited to give it a try,” a rep for Popeyes said.  “A few restaurants have temporarily sold out the sandwich, and we are working to make sure they receive more as soon as possible.”

It got to the point where people we re-selling the sandwich at 7x the original value. Wild times, bruh. 

"Uno" Rapper Ambjaay Arrested For Free High School Concert

You may have heard the name Ambjaay once or twice. His single, “Uno” has made waves over the past few months with everyone from Kylie Jenner to Drake showing the 19-year-old rapper love. Even with that, he hasn’t really blown up like that just yet but he’s appreciative for all the love that he’s gotten. Unfortunately, the moment he tried to show love back, it seems to have resulted in his arrest.

According to TMZ, Ambjaay’s attempt to host a free high school concert got shut down by police and also got him in the back a paddywagon. So, the rapper was trying to hold it down for the kids at Rancho Cucamonga with a free show after he saw a video the students turning up to his hit single. After he told kids to pull up to a park for an impromptu concert, law enforcement put his plans on hold. Police said that the rapper didn’t have a permit for the performance and that’s why they shut it down. 

Apparently, Ambjaay redirected his fans to another park for the concert. However, the police heard about the plans and then pulled him over, searched the whip and put cuffs on his wrist for allegedly disturbing the peace. 

Although he was released, a rep for the rapper said that Ambjaay was just trying to give back to his community. The rep also claimed that Ambjaay was also racially priled and the only reason the police said he was “disturbing the peace” was that they didn’t let him perform. 

50 Cent Explains Why Fetty Wap "Fell Off"

So many us have been wondering what happened to Fetty Wap. While we could go on and on about the New Jersey crooner’s sudden disappearance, that’s a thinkpiece for a different day. The rapper was present for the Power World Premiere earlier this week, joining 50 Cent and a number others on stage to kick f the final edition the highly-celebrated show. Fiddy has been updating his social media pages with plenty photos from the event and he finally got around to posting one with his buddy Fetty. When fans came across it, some people started commenting that the star had “fallen f,” to which Fif provided an explanation.

Responding directly to a commenter, Fiddy explained, in his opinion, why Fetty Wap has been so inactive in recent years. It makes total sense, too. “He just had a contract issue,” wrote the New York veteran, throwing the label under the bus. “It makes a artist not want to make music.”

We’ve heard this story too many times at this point. Lil Uzi Vert has found himself in a similar spot and thankfully, he’s been able to remain relevant through sporadic releases in the last two years. Hopefully, Fetty Wap is able to get back on track soon too. The man has far too much talent to let it fade away.

50 Cent Explains Why Fetty Wap "Fell Off"

Dame Dash Says It’s Common Knowledge JAY-Z "Ain’t Shit"

Los Angeles, CA – JAY-Z has been a heavy topic of conversation since announcing he and Roc Nation had partnered up with the National Football League. According to Funkmaster Flex, he once deterred Jermaine Dupri from getting involved with the professional football league because it would be a bad look.

Now, Dame Dash is saying moves like that are common for the Hip Hop billionaire. During an interview with the No Jumper podcast, Dash made it abundantly clear where he stands.

“Everyone knows Jay ain’t shit,” he says. “Listen, if you ask anyone in the industry, it’s common knowledge that Jay ain’t shit. He’s about the bag. We all know that. He’s self preserving. Period.

“It’s just the people he does it to don’t have Beyoncé next to them. They don’t have that kind of a power. This dude here, everyone’s looking. It’s not even like a secret.”

With a blunt and a lighter in his hand, the Roc-A-Fella co-founder then goes on to say Hov used to do that with women Dame was interested in at the time.

“I’d be like, ‘Yo, she asked me to do this’ and he’d be like, ‘I wouldn’t do it,’” he explains. “The next day he’s wifed her.”

He adds, “If you look under the hood, all the answers will reveal themselves.

Watch the full clip above.

Angry Investors Sue Over Sirius XM's "Invalid" $3.5 Billion Pandora Acquisition

Former Pandora investors, angered and frustrated by the details surrounding Sirius XM’s acquisition of Pandora, have filed a lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that the was “invalid and void” because of earlier agreements made between Sirius XM and Pandora, as well as below-board tactics used by Sirius XM-backed Pandora board members.

After buying into Pandora 2017, Sirius XM execs voiced an interest in purchasing the company outright. The deal came to fruition in February of this year, when Pandora shareholders voted to accept the $3.5 billion offer submitted by Sirius XM.

The lawsuit claims that Sirius XM violated the terms of the 2017 deal, which required Sirius XM to wait one year before purchasing a larger portion of Pandora.  While the actual buyout came after the one-year mark, the investors’ lawyers say that the planning itself came within the prohibited window, and therefore violated the agreement.

This legal argument’s basis is rooted in a Delaware law that imposes a three-year delay on buyouts from individuals and companies that own 15 percent or more of businesses.

Additionally, the investors’ lawyers, led by Richard J. Tornetta, allege that Sirius XM used the board seats it gained from the 2017 investment to pressure stockholders and Pandora execs into accepting an underwhelming deal.

At the time of writing, Sirius XM hadn’t publicly commented on the lawsuit.

Owing to aggressive business strategies and an emphasis on proprietary content, Sirius XM has grown substantially over the last five years.

The company, which is publicly traded under symbol SIRI, has seen its per-share price nearly double since 2015.

Prior to that, in 2009, Sirius and XM were having trouble competing in the marketplace; many considered their much-debated merger to be the only means of staying in business. While it’s almost impossible to prove or disprove this stance, there can be no denying that the last decade has been important — and fruitful — for Sirius XM.

Lil Uzi Vert Teases Remix Of SimxSantana’s "FLEXIN N’ FLASHIN"

It’s an amazing thing to watch a one-f song with a DIY video on YouTube blow up out seemingly nowhere. SimxSantana’s “FLEXIN N’ FLASHIN” is following this trajectory. Posted only four months ago, the music video is now approaching 8 million plays. The Philly artist took a year hiatus from music and returned with this song. The story the song’s success is SimxSantana doing a little dance to it at a cookout, and then as is ten the case with a catchy song and well-suited dance, people shared themselves trying to copy it on social media. With only “FLEXIN N’ FLASHIN” on streaming services and two music videos on YouTube, the 19-year-old has already signed a deal with Columbia Records.

When you start buzzing in your city, the ultimate validation comes from receiving the recognition your hometown heroes. SimxSantana has already gotten a co-sign on Twitter from Philly legend, Meek Mill, and the two have been seen in the studio together. Now, another big Philly name is paying his respects: Lil Uzi Vert. On Tuesday night, Uzi shared a snippet a remix he recorded to “FLEXIN N’ FLASHIN” on his Instagram story. In his No Jumper interview last month, SimxSantana said that his goal is to work with artists from his city first, listing Uzi as one them, so seeing him hop on the remix must be incredibly gratifying. 

Be on the lookout for the remix and expect to be seeing a lot more SimxSantana soon. 

DMX & Snoop Dogg Connect At 50 Cent’s "Power" Premiere

Anybody who grew up during the nineties will likely hold both Snoop Dogg and DMX in high esteem. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a top-twenty list without them. And while both men have contributed some classic albums throughout their respective careers, they’ve only managed to collaborate on one occasion – the strangely-crossover track “Get It Get It.” Still, that’s not to say the mutual love wasn’t present. Case in point, the Dogs made sure to link up during 50 Cent’s Power premiere at Madison Square Garden. 

DMX & Snoop Dogg Connect At 50 Cent's "Power" Premiere

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In a series photo taken by Jocko Graves, Snoop and X can be seen hugging it out, posted up behind a DJ station. It’s enough to bring a tear to the eye, seeing two hip-hop’s legendary figures holding it down as a united front. Perhaps we’ll see Snoop make an appearance on DMX’s upcoming album, whenever that one happens to be ready. After all, X has been far more active late, and we couldn’t be happier to see it.

Take a look at what happens when a pair Doggs connect at a function, and sound f below – what are your favorite albums from Snoop and DMX? 

Young Thug Thinks Lil Wayne Is A Spoiled Millionaire

Los Angeles, CA – Young Thug sat down with Big Boy for an interview on 92.3 FM The Real Los Angeles earlier this week to discuss his upcoming collaborative project, Super Slimey 2. During their conversation, the 28-year-old ATLien explained why he believes Lil Wayne isn’t a Thugger fan.

“I don’t think that nigga like me,” he said. “He don’t like me. I think it’s because he just been with Birdman his whole life and he’s just so spoiled to the point where it’s like … he’s really spoiled. He’s been a millionaire, he’s been a superstar since he was 9 years old. So he don’t know nothing but his way. [The reason why he dislikes me] probably has nothing in the world to do with me.”

The platinum-selling rapper also set the record straight regarding his sexuality.

Anyone who remembers the cover art for 2016’s Jeffery remembers the controversy surrounding his choice of clothing. In the photo, he’s rocking a purple Alessandro Trincone dress, leading many to assume he’s gay.

“If people think I’m gay, they already misjudged,” he told Big Boy. “I’m the straightest man in the world. I hate guys. What the fuck you talkin’ bout? I’m not even having no threesome with one. That’s it.”

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Elsewhere in the interview, Thug praised Lil Nas X for coming out once again, showed his support for YFN Lucci and explained why he will never make another song with Rich Homie Quan.

Check out the clips below.

Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, Normani & More Added To Perform At 2019 VMA’s

It looks like Big Sean will be taking his talents to the stage for this year’s MTV Video Music Award’s. Billboard reports that Sean was added to the performance list today, along with 4 other acts, including A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna.

These five new performances will join the previously announced acts Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nax X, Lizzo, Rosalía, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift. And as previously announced, Missy Elliott will be honored with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” and is set to hit the VMAs main stage as well.

MTV reports that Sean’s performance will feature A$AP Ferg, which could mean the two are about to hit us with a new single? Or they’re revisiting their old collab “World Is Mine,” but I’m hoping for the former. After all, Sean is readying a new album which this performance will be in support .

Hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, the VMA’s will be going down August 26th at New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Be sure to set your DVR’s today so you don’t miss out. While you’re at it, peep the full list nominees for the 2019 VMA’s right here.

Will you be tuning in to watch this year’s VMA’s?

Korn Plans Virtual Shows Inside AdventureQuest Games

Korn will perform live in AdventureQuest 3D and AdventureQuest Worlds this weekend.

The band has been fully digitized and will appear in the game’s art motif. Fans who want to hear the concert can download either game on iOS, Android, and Steam.  Players will need to create their own virtual character to attend the concert.

Each character receives a magical concert ticket in their inventory.  The ticket teleports them to a concert island for the live event, all part of a growing trend of in-game virtual concerts.

Indeed, game developers have been experimenting with real artists and digital set pieces for years now.

Second Life held the first live concert performance in 2007.  Just last year, Marshmello , winning himself a  soon thereafter.  The partnership between AdventureQuest and Korn is the first specifically aimed at promoting a game, though.

The announcement says that the band will play on stage while players fight monsters, score loot, and hear new songs from the band’s upcoming album, The Nothing.

The event is free-to-play, but there is an event pack that can be purchased featuring Korn-branded items. One item is a virtual backstage pass where your character can take a selfie with the band.  The Nothing will be released on September 13th through Roadrunner/Electra.

The album is the band’s follow up to The Serenity of Suffering, which was released in 2016. Here’s the full tracklist from the upcoming album and a peek at the album art.  The Nothing features lead tracks “You’ll Never Find Me” and “Cold,” with song titles reminiscent of death metal albums.

Korn, The Nothing

  1. The End Begins
  2. Cold
  3. You’ll Never Find Me
  4. The Darkness is Revealing
  5. Idiosyncrasy
  6. The Seduction Of Indulgence
  7. Finally Free
  8. Can You Hear Me
  9. The Ringmaster
  10. Gravity Of Discomfort
  11. This Loss
  12. Surrender To Failure

Here are more details on the AdventureQuest and Korn collaboration.

Apple Music Launches a Dedicated Shazam Discovery Chart

You might not recognize the chart-toppers on Apple Music’s newly-launched Shazam chart.  And that’s exactly the point.

Just this morning, Apple Music launched its Shazam Discovery Top 50 list, a weekly global ranking of 50 artists. The list is designed to highlight emerging artists that are trending.

The new chart will be updated every Tuesday and is available exclusively on Apple Music. The music recognition app handles over 20 million requests per day and has over 1 billion downloads.

Artists at the top of the list as it launched include Ohana Bam, A$ton Wyld, Tones and I, and Regard.  And if you don’t recognize all of those names, join the club — though you might be staring at a list of tomorrow’s superstars.

Apple Music Launches a Dedicated Shazam Discovery Chart

The announcement shared by Apple Music describes a little bit about how the new list works. The ranked songs on the list are all at different points in their life cycle. Many of the artists represented on the list are up-and-coming. Others are experiencing momentum based on the number of Shazams their content has received.

It all boils down to actual recognitions on devices, worldwide.

The chart ranks songs that are trending in the United States and ten other countries. Apple says more countries will be featured soon.

This new playlist marks the first time Apple has done something exclusive with Shazam since buying the service in December of 2017.  That deal was rumored to be worth and closed in September of 2018.  That’s about 50% less than Shazam’s rumored $1 billion valuation in 2015, though Apple is now sitting on a juicy pile of song (and user) data.

At the time, Apple vice president Oliver Schusser had .  Shazam is currently integrated with Apple Music, a nice competitive advantage against Spotify and others.  Users can quickly add identified songs to a customized playlist, just one of the perks.

Many Android users were afraid Shazam would go iOS-exclusive, but instead, and kept it available.

With an install base of over one billion between iOS and Android, Apple has a lot of data to draw from.

You can bet we’ll see more exclusive playlists driven by Shazam data to help set Apple Music apart from other streaming services. Podcasts aren’t going to be enough, especially since rival Spotify is dedicated to spending $500 million this year alone to take down Apple’s podcast dominance.

Ja Rule Offers $10K For Proof 50 Cent Bought 200 Concert Tickets To His Empty Show

The war between 50 Cent and Ja Rule will never end. In 2018, 50 Cent pulled his pettiest move yet when he revealed that he bought 200 front row tickets to a Ja Rule concert f Groupon only to leave them empty. It was already a rough year for Ja anyways with the whole Fyre Festival fiasco but Fif’s move was just salt to the wound. Last night, 50 Cent went on What Happens Live With Andy Cohen where he dished on the alleged $3K troll. “I just happened to see them on Stubhub],” he explained. “They was just there, and they were so cheap I may as well just buy them,” he concluded.

Ja Rule Offers $10K For Pro 50 Cent Bought 200 Concert Tickets To His Empty Show
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Well, Ja Rule is calling bluff on whatever 50 Cent claimed that he’s done. Ja Rule hit Twitter earlier today after catching wind Fif’s appearance on Andy Cohen’s show. Ja Rule demanded that evidence be shown this move from 50 Cent who he referred to as a “pathological liar.” In fact, he has money on it. He fered a $10K incentive to anyone who can provide evidence that 50 Cent left the front seats his concert completely empty. 

This clown] @50cent is the pathological LIAR,” he wrote. “I’ll cash app 10 bands to ANYBODY who has pics or footage said show bozo bought 200 tix to so it could be empty… I’ll wait… y’all believe anything goy tell y’all….”

We’ll have to wait for Fif’s response. 


Spider-Man Set To Leave Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man: Far From Home was recently declared Sony’s highest-grossing film all time and it seems that may end up being bad news for Marvel fans. According to Deadline, Disney and Sony have ficially failed to reach a co-financing agreement, meaning Peter Parker will no longer be a member the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

This means that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer be serving a producing role on the two upcoming Spider-Man movies in the works. With Feige’s recent Avengers: Endgame being named the highest-grossing film all-time, there is a lot money on the table.

Spider-Man Set To Leave Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Disney apparently fered up a 50/50 split all earnings from Spider-Man films going forward; to which, Sony replied with a flat rejection. “Sony turned that fer down flat, and I don’t believe they even came back to the table to figure out a compromise. Led by Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra, Sony just simply didn’t want to share its biggest franchise. Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range 5% first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.” the Deadline report reads.

With sequels to both Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse already on the way, as well as the upcoming Spider-Man movies, Sony thinks they’ll be just fine without Marvel’s support. As for Marvel, Spidey has played an important role in the recent Avengers films and his absence will certainly be missed.