Eminem’s ‘Music To Be Murdered By’ Album Poised For Historic Billboard 200 Debut

Eminem’s surprise album Music To Be Murdered By is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week and in the process, make Billboard history. According to HITS Daily Double, Shady’s 11th studio effort is projected to move between 300,000 and 325,000 album-equivalent units.

If the project does indeed top the Billboard 200, it will make the Detroit-bred rap god the first artist to earn 10 consecutive No. 1 debuts in U.S. history. Em is currently tied with Kanye West, who earned his ninth consecutive No. 1 debut with 2019’s Jesus Is King.


First week sales of Music To Be Murdered By will likely land between 2018’s Kamikaze (434,000 units) and 2017’s Revival (267,000). The project could do more considering it’s been a heavy topic of conversation on social media.

The song “Unaccommodating” featuring Young M.A sparked controversy for its line about the 2017 Manchester bombing that took place during an Ariana Grande concert. The video for “Darkness” was also a popular topic. The song and subsequent video addresses the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and finds Em advocating for gun control.

Music To Be Murdered By arrived on Friday (January 17) and boasts features from Royce Da 5’9, Black Thought, KXNG Crooked, Q-Tip and more.

Drake Shows Love To "Some Of The Greatest Ever": MF Doom, Phonte & More

Drake might be the biggest pop star on earth right now but he’s ultimately a student hip-hop. Acts like Kanye West, Cam’ron, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne have clearly been influential in his sounds, as he’s admitted in the past, as well as R&B artists like Aaliyah, Sade, and Usher. However, he’s a student the rap game, first and foremost, and last night, he hit the ‘Gram to pay homage to a few artists that he might not credit as ten as he should for influencing him.

“Spent my night listening to some the greatest ever,” he wrote in the first eight Instagram Story posts where he showed love to a few artists he’s worked with in the past and some that are on his bucket list collaborators, apparently. Among them are Elzhi, Phonte, Dwele, Slum Village, MF Doom, The Roots, and Cody Chesnutt.

For those familiar with Drake’s ATF/October’s Very Own Blogspot days, the rapper has collaborated with several these artists in his early career. Not only has Drake called Phonte one his biggest influences but they also worked together on “Think Good Thoughts” alongside Elzhi. Dwele and Little Brothe also linked up with Drake on “Don’t You Have A Man.” He’s also sampled The Roots and Slum Village in some his recent work as well. 

As for MF Doom, the rapper has previously paid homage to the masked MC in the past while sparking speculation a collab in the works. Although that’s never been confirmed, Drake did rap over “Accordion” with Nickelus F back in the day.

Drake Shows Love To "Some Of The Greatest Ever": MF Doom, Phonte & More
Drake Shows Love To "Some Of The Greatest Ever": MF Doom, Phonte & More
Drake Shows Love To "Some Of The Greatest Ever": MF Doom, Phonte & More

SAG Awards 2020: Complete List Of Winners

The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards launched Sunday night at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Among the night’s highlights were the win for Parasite in Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. It makes the film the first foreign language film to win the award.

In the television counterpart, it was Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that won as an outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series for the second year in a row. In the same category for drama, The Crown took home the prize.

Individually, Joaquin Phoenix continues to clean up the circuit as he took home yet another award for best actor for his role in Joker. Renée Zellweger joined him in winning best actress for Judy. 

Catch up with the night’s win below:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Jamie FoxxJust Mercy
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Nicole Kidman, Bombshell
Jennifer LopezHustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Bombshell
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood
Parasite

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v. Ferrari
The Irishman
Joker
Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Mahershala Ali, True Detective
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Peter Dinklage, Game Thrones
David Harbour, Stranger Things

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
*Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show*

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Oli Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Game Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Barry
Fleabag
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game Thrones

GLOW
Stranger Things
The Walking Dead
Watchmen

Air Jordan 34 Coming Soon In Stealth "Black Cat" Colorway

Jordan Brand has several colorful Air Jordan 34s set to release in the coming weeks, including a super exclusive “Paris” colorway and a “Iridescent Rainbow” iteration. After that, it’s on to the always popular, stealth “Black Cat” colorway.

According to reports, the murdered out Air Jordan 34 is ficially scheduled to drop on February 6, just ahead the NBA’s All Star festivities in Chicago. 

Similar to the iconic Air Jordan that bears the same moniker, the “Black Cat” Air Jordan 34 features a completely blacked out color scheme with the only form contrast appearing the small splashes electric green on the outsole. Jordan Brand has not yet revealed ficial images but with the February 6 release date rapidly approaching we expect to see the finished product sooner than later.

Stay tuned for more details and click here to preview the aforementioned “Paris” Air Jordan 34 releasing in celebration the NBA Paris Game on January 24.

Teen YouTuber Arrested For "Armed Robbery" Prank On His Own Mother

The term clout chasing has taken on a life its own in the last few years but it seems like kids across the Internet are doing whatever they want for a couple  views and likes. Such is the case with one teen from Ohio who allegedly staged a robbery on his own mother in order to get his clout levels up. 

Fox43 reports that a 17-year-old boy and his three friends played a “prank” on his mother where they wore ski masks and pulled up on the 40-year-old woman. As the evidently shook woman was approached in her driveway, the four kids demanded that she enter into her home where they put a gun to her head and made her get on the floor. From there, investigators said they demanded her money.

Although the boy, who clearly doesn’t have an ounce common sense, staged a fight with the intruders and from there, his mother escaped. “

“I just did a fake robbery prank on my mom and she ran. I know she called the police. She’s nowhere to be found,” the boy told a 911 dispatcher. “I just don’t want the police to come here aggressive, if you get what I’m saying.”

With shock, the dispatcher asked, “you did a fake robbery prank on your mother?”

“Yeah, but she thought it was for real. Like when I got to wrestling my friends for fake, she ran out the house,” he responded.

At the same time, a neighbor also called police to inform them that a woman was panicking on their porch. The teen then informed police that he couldn’t fine his mother who had fled the scene. “S]he thought it was for real. Like when I got to wrestling my friends for fake, she ran out the house. … I do YouTube. It was on YouTube, so I did a YouTube prank. … It’s still live right now,” he said.

The 17-year-old and another one his friends are looking at juvenile charges while another 19-year-old and 18-year-old are also facing charges for their roles in the incident. 

Netflix Projected To Spend Over $17 Billion On Original Programming In 2020

Though Netflix was the dominant platform in the streaming uprising for years, more and more competitors have been giving them a run for their money—literally. With the launch streaming services like Disney+ and AppleTV+, Netflix is spending more than they ever have before on original content. Per Variety, according to a new report from Wall Street research firm BMO Capital Markets, Netflix is predicted to invest $17.3 billion in 2020 on their own programming, a more than $2 billion increase from last year’s estimated total $15 billion.

This amount is so massive, it’s difficult to even wrap our minds around. As Vice points out, a budget this size roughly equals the entire GDP  countries like North Korea, Botswana, and Mali. The number is also significantly higher than its competitors. The aforementioned Disney+ will spend $1 billion on their own content, while AppleTV+ is investing 6 times as much. Amazon Prime Video has also dropped a clean $6 billion, while Hulu sits at a $2.5 billion budget. The forthcoming services HBO Max and NBC’s Peacock are both reported to be spending around $2 billion each.

According to Dan Solomon in the BMO report, however, “the ‘streaming wars’ narrative is false and there will be multiple winners in global streaming.” In fact, despite the increasing amount “rival platforms,” Netflix is still running the game not only in terms investment budgets, but in terms critical acclaim and viewership, as well. Netflix original movies racked up a whopping 24 nominations at the 2020 Oscars for films like The Irishman and Marriage Story, more than any other major Hollywood studio or distributor. This alone demonstrates the shift that the influx streaming has made in film and television distribution and consumption.  In December, a survey found that Netflix is the #1 platform viewers use to watch television, surpassing basic cable and YouTube. It’s no surprise, then, that the same report predicts that by 2028, Netflix will spend about $26 billion on programming. Yikes.

Taika Waititi Is In Talks To Get His Own "Star Wars" Movie

Taika Waititi is one the most sought after directors right now. He was launched into pop culture fame after directing Thor: Ragnarok, which retooled the franchise and thrust Thor into the spotlight after two lackluster previous films. Then, Waititi directed JoJo Rabbit, which was earned critical acclaim and several award nominations. Now, it’s being reported that Waititi may get his own Star Wars film. 

According to The Hollywood ReporterWaititi has been approached about helming a film in the galaxy far, far away. It is unclear if this new film will be the same Star Wars movie that Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige will be working on, but it would make sense. Feige and Waititi worked together on Ragnarok, and Feige’s vision for the future Star Wars will undoubtedly have him guiding an expanded universe in the same way he did with the MCU. Waititi directed the final episode  The Mandalorian, the Disney+ hit that spawned The Child, or Baby Yoda as the internet has dubbed him. He also voiced the beloved droid character IG-11, who turns from a villain into The Child’s guardian in the final episode. What do you think about Waititi getting his own Star Wars film?

Madlib & Oh No Release ‘The Professionals’ Collaborative Album

Madlib and his younger brother Oh No have joined forces for a new super duo called The Professionals.

On Friday (January 17), the seasoned Hip Hop artists dropped the inaugural self-titled album, which includes the previously released singles “Superhumans” and “Give N Take.” The project arrives The Beat Konducta’s own Madlib Invazion imprint and features additional contributions from Elzhi, Chino XL and Adub.

Madlib & Oh No Release 'The Professionals' Collaborative Album

Naturally, Madlib and Oh No have collaborated before. In 2011’s, they teamed up on the Madlib Medicine Show #9: Nittyville project as well as the Gangster Doodles’ Gangster Music, Vol. 1 compilation last year.

Check out The Professionals album stream, cover art and tracklist below, and cop the vinyl here.

Madlib & Oh No Release 'The Professionals' Collaborative Album
  1. My House
  2. The Pros
  3. Payday
  4. Give N Take
  5. Superhumans
  6. Buggin
  7. CDP Smackdown
  8. Timeless Treasure
  9. I Jus Wanna
  10. Away Too Long
  11. Make Due
  12. Tired Atlas
  13. Dishonored Valor

Martha Stewart Shades Gwyneth Paltrow Over "Vagina" Candle Popularity

Martha Stewart, in an interview with Andy Cohen, made it abundantly clear she played no role in the selling out Gwyneth Paltrow’s “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle.

“I’m sure it sold out,” Stewart said when asked for her thoughts on the product’s success. “She does that kind irritating … she’s trying to zhush up the public to listen to her. And that’s great, I mean, let her do her thing. I wouldn’t buy that candle.”

Cohen followed up by asking what the candle’s success means for America.

“I think it’s not America,” Stewart replied. “I think it’s a lot guys who are horny.”

Paltrow is selling the candle through her wellness company, Goop. The website’s description for “This Smells Like My Vagina” reads, “With a funny, gorgeous, y, and beautifully unexpected scent, this candle is made with geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed to put us in mind fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth.” 

The candle is currently sold out, but you can join the waitlist here.

Paltrow’s newest show, which revolves around Goop, is titled The Goop Lab and releases through Netflix on January 24th. Check out the trailer below.

Packers RB Gets Hacked & Tweets Outlandish Aaron Hernandez Remark

Getting your Twitter account hacked is never a fun time. Typically, this happens when you use the same passwords for multiple accounts and don’t take care your virtual footprint. Green Bay Packer star running back Aaron Jones learned this the hard way on Friday when his Twitter account was hacked and started tweeting some peculiar remarks. There were two tweets in particular although they were quickly deleted. Prior to the deletion, we were able to grab screenshots what was said.

In the first screenshot, the hacker takes shots at Aaron Hernandez. The anonymous writer says Jones is going to miss the NFC Championship game due to a ual act with Hernandez. Of course, when you consider Hernandez’s history, the tweet comes across as quite fensive and outlandish which is something fans caught onto right away.

Packers RB Gets Hacked & Tweets Outlandish Aaron Hernandez Remark

Twitter

In another tweet, the hacker joked about the best quarterbacks in the NFC North division and threw a pretty brutal shot at none other than Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky has become an easy target this year so it’s not surprising to see him get hit with such petty slander. 

Hopefully, Jones can get his situation figured out and this doesn’t become a huge problem going into the NFC Championship game on Sunday.

Packers RB Gets Hacked & Tweets Outlandish Aaron Hernandez Remark

Twitter

Royce Da 5’9" Reveals Lyricist Heavy "The Allegory" Tracklist

Royce Da 5’9″ has been having a ridiculous start to the year. Not only has the esteemed lyricist gracefully slid into the production game, landing two credits on Eminem’s surprise drop Music To Get Murdered Byhe also came through and produced the entirety his upcoming album The Allegory. With Bad Meets Evil on the brain and tensions between former Shady 2.0 Boys at an all-time high, Royce has ficially unveiled the complete tracklist to his upcoming studio album.

Royce Da 5'9" Reveals Lyricist Heavy "The Allegory" Tracklist

artist’s management

Clocking in at a staggering twenty-two tracks, though Royce previously told Joe Budden that some would be shorter in length, The Allegory features guest appearances from Grafh, Westside Gunn, Kid Vishis, Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, KXNG Crooked, CyHi The Prynce, T.I., Vince Staples, and more. As now, we’ve already heard “Black Savage” and  “Overcomer,” both which featured Royce showing f his newfound skillset behind the boards.

Look for The Allegory to arrive on February 21st, and check out the tracklist below. In the meantime, check out the brand new video for “Overcomer,” and sound f – are you excited to hear the ficial follow-up to Book Of Ryan?

1. Mr. Grace (Intro)
2. Dope Man feat. Emanny & Cedric The Entertainer
3. I Don’t Age
4. Pendulum feat. Ashley Sorrell
5. I Play Forever feat. Grafh
6. Ice Cream (Interlude)
7. On The Block feat. Oswin Benjamin & DJ Premier
8. Generation Is Broken
9. Overcomer feat. Westside Gunn
10. Mrs. Grace (Interlude)
11. Thou Shall feat. Kid Vishis
12. FUBU feat. Conway The Machine
13. A Black Man Favorite Shoe (Skit)
14. Upside Down feat. Ashley Sorrell & Benny The Butcher
15. Perspective (Skit)
16. Tricked feat. KXNG Crooked
17. Black People In America
18. Black Savage feat. Sy Ari Da Kid, White Gold, CyHi The Prynce & T.I.
19. Rhinestone Doo Rag
20. Young World feat. Vince Staples & G Perico
21. My People Free feat. Ashley Sorrell
22. Hero feat. White Gold

A$AP Rocky Says He Personally Thanked Trump After Sweden Incident

2019 was an eventful year for A$AP Rocky, and the same can be said for Donald Trump. The rapper found himself jailed in Sweden last year after getting into an altercation in the street. Although he claimed it was self-defense, he did get convicted but as it turns out, Trump apparently tried to persuade Sweden to free the rapper.

Rocky hit the Breakfast Club up earlier today where he revealed that he spoke on Trump’s involvement. The rapper explained that he was left in the dark in Sweden about when he’d actually be released and just to have some sort support meant the world to him.

“I don’t feel no way about that,” he said about Trump speaking on his case in the White House. “I was very thankful for everybody that supported me. Even him. You know, being in that situation ’cause when you just in there, the support is what lifts you up.”

The rapper was later released and brought back to America but a few members Trump’s team expressed that they were pissed Rocky never thanked them personally. Well, it appears as though that was “cap,” as the kids say.

“I spoke to Trump] to thank them,” he said. “I don’t agree with all the political shit that he does at all but I’m just thankful for everybody that supported me in there.”

Confirming that he spoke to Trump on the phone personally, he added that Trump will forever be known to him as the guy who yells “you’re fired!” “So when I’m really in Sweden and thinkin’ about all this political shit, I kind thought that it was going to make my situation worse but I was still thankful. I’m just keeping it a hundred,” he added. Although he didn’t get into details about the conversation itself, when Charlamagne brought up Melania’s involvement, Rocky simply stated, “I think she thinks I’m handsome.”

#DXCLUSIVE: Gangstagrass Debuts Mixtape Full Of Reimagined Hip Hop Classics

HipHopDX Premiere – Organized Konfusion MC Pharoahe Monch and the Pharcyde’s Slimkid3 are marveling at Gangstagrass’ new mixtape, My Brother, Where You At? 

The eight-track project reimagines several Hip Hop classics, putting a bluegrass spin on them — from Pharcyde’s “Passin Me By” to Pharoahe Monch’s “Simon Says.” The members of the group bring an uniqueness to each song while managing to keep the original track’s integrity intact.

After seeing the rehearsal video for “Cuts Up” — the bluegrass version of “Simon Says” — and “We Fly” — the bluegrass version of “Passin Me By” — both Pharoahe Monch and Slimkid3 couldn’t believe what they were witnessing.

“I think it’s a dope twist, and you have to be honored any time another artist digs your music enough to do an homage,” Pharoahe Monch tells HipHopDX. “And they committed 100 percent. Two thumbs up.” 

“That was so dope!” Slimkid3 adds. “I love it! They really did a great job of making a classic their own. It was a wonderful twist on Hip Hop meets the Bayou.” 

According to the press release, the idea for the mixtape was born from a Gangstagrass rehearsal. As they were discussing the idea of doing versions of classic bluegrass tunes, it became clear to musician R-SON there was no real treatment like that of classic Hip Hop songs — but he knew Gangstagrass could do it.

As the mixtape began to take shape, they made sure to choose songs with instantly recognizable samples that were also easily translatable with the band’s instruments. The initial tracklist grew to over 15 songs in a matter of hours, so they decided to trim it and make it a multi-volume project, adding new songs, styles and artists.

Weekly rehearsals began last month and they recorded the entire project on January 5 at JayBlakLabs in Philadelphia. The rest is history.

Check out the My Brother, Where You At? album stream, cover art and tracklist below.

#DXCLUSIVE: Gangstagrass Debuts Mixtape Full Of Reimagined Hip Hop Classics

  1. Shaken Not Stirred
  2. Dozens
  3. Boom Goes The Dynamite
  4. We Fly
  5. Passin Me By Breakdown
  6. Whoadown
  7. Get Your Cuts Up
  8. Enraged

Drake Doesn’t Know If He’s Doing Duck Face: "This Really Feel Like A Normal Face To Me"

Over the years, men have particularly have gained notoriety for their selfie game. In fact, there have been articles exploring the “selfie face” and others that have provided steps to take a “good selfie.” Drake‘s notorious for pulling f the duck face in his selfies which has become a joking point in the comment section his Instagram page. Tory Lanez even jokingly roasted Drake about his “kissy lips in the camera.”

Despite what the public says, Drake might be showing some signs insecurity in his selfie game. The rapper shared a selfie himself, doing his iconic duck face, while presumably playing hoops in his home, but he asked whether he’s doing “the face” or not. “Am I doing the face right here? Because this really feel like a normal face to me,” he captioned the photo along with several laughing emojis. To answer the question, though: yes, Drake. You are doing the face but we aren’t mad about it.

In other Drake-related news, the rapper recently announced that he’s working on his new album which he suggested is in its final stages. The rapper dropped “War,” his UK drill-influenced banger that’s yet to make its way onto streaming services and collaborated with Future on “Life Is Good” which has been making the rounds in the past week.

070 Shake Shares Debut LP ‘Modus Vivendi’

G.O.O.D. Music artist 070 Shake, who burst onto the scene her collaborations with Kanye West and Pusha T, has released her debut album Modus Vivendi. The project is the follow-up to her Glitter EP, which dropped in 2018.

The New Jersey-bred rapper/singer’s first studio LP is comprised of 14 tracks. Production is handled by Mike Dean, Dave Hamelin of The Stills and Sean Solymar, among others.

View 070 Shake’s Modus Vivendi stream, cover art and tracklist below.

070 Shake Shares Debut LP 'Modus Vivendi'

1. Don’t Break The Silence
2. Come Around
3. Morrow
4. It’s Forever
5. Rocketship
6. Divorce
7. The Pines
8. Guilty Conscience
9. Microdosing
10. Nice To Have
11. Under The Moon
12. Daydreamin
13. Terminal B
14. Flight319