Jussie Smollett’s Case Files To Be Unsealed According To Judge

When Jussie Smollett’s criminal case (regarding the alleged staged homophobic attack on himself) was dropped, his case was sealed by the court meaning no one could see the details surrounding the dropped charges. NBC Chicago now reports that a judge has ruled for the case to be unsealed, after hearing oral arguments from different parties. 

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Media attorney Natalie Spears was one to argue that they needed to unseal, detailing how there’s no point to keeping the case a secret since it was so public. “There is no way to secrete the fact Jussie Smollett’s arrest. At this point it is widely and publicly known from here to Helsinki and back,” Nicole stated. “No potential employer, let alone anyone with a pulse, does not know about Jussie Smollett’s arrest at this point.”

However, lawyers for Jussie fought in favour keeping the documents sealed. “The root this problem is not Mr. Smollett,” Brian Watson argued. “The root this problem is that the media, Mrs. Spears’ clients, created publicity, and now her clients want to use that against someone who wants to get their rights back.”

Now that the case will be unsealed, it’s only a matter time before details surrounding the inner court happenings makes its way to the media. 

Jay Park & Hit-Boy Shut Down Los Angeles For "K-Town" Video

Los Angeles, CA – Roc Nation artist Jay Park teamed up with producer wunderkind Hit-Boy for his latest slap dubbed “K-Town.”

The Ask About Me rapper first released the track on May 17 and returns with the full video treatment for the banger, complete with an armored truck full of cash, a Karaoke party and the full backing of a cameo from Hit-Boy. According to the director Jack Begert, they had a dope time shooting the video throughout the entire neighborhood of Koreatown.

“Got to shut down one of my favorite neighborhoods in LA for Jay Park K-TOWN music video w/ Hit-Boy,” Jack wrote on Instagram.

“Shout out to my dude Jay for hanging out the back of the armored truck Joker-style.”

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Got to shut down one of my favorite neighborhoods in LA for @jparkitrighthere 🚀 K-TOWN music video w/ @hitboy … Shout out to my dude Jay for hanging out the back of the armored truck Joker-style… 🎥🎭💫 movie next!!! ———— Producers: @camsanter @showmesutton @sobelstacks Co-Producer: @neal_farmstrong DP: @jsbaron Edit: @neal_farmstrong @jackbegert 1st AD: @travisbknight 2nd AD: JaColbi Johnson 1st AC: @shawfisher 2nd AC: Anthony Goodman Steadi: @steadiserg PD: Cody Fusina, Alec Faught, Andrew Caso Gaffer: @etgomez88 BBE: Jesse Lee Key Grip: Rob Padilla BBG: Michael Moore Swing: @chentedale Styling: @madbadting MUA: Elizabeth Hill Artist Styling: @fakegirlcrush Artist MUA: @inlatefall Stunt Coordinator: Eddie Watkins Co-Stunt Coordinator: Eddie Watkins Armored Truck Driver: Cole Mckay Rigger: Sean Christopher Casting: @millticketceo Colorist: @christopher.c.ripley Label: @charlesvacay, @supremestreet PA: Case Huebel, @heemgreen, @marcodinero A @psychofilms Production

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The release of “K-Town” arrives just weeks after Jay Park dropped two bombs on his fans when he shared that he was receiving the “Game Changer” Award from Smithsonian APAC, in tandem with the news that he planned to retire in a few years.

“I’m gonna retire in a couple years,” he wrote in tweet. “This is a promise to you guys and myself. Not a lot of space for guys like me left in this game.”

Hit-Boy also recently celebrated a milestone of his own as the artist turned 32 on Tuesday, (May 21). He shared a moment from his celebration of life to Instagram on Wednesday, (May 22) simply saying, “G day was bless.”

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Watch the full video for “K-Town” with Jay Park and Hit-Boy above.

Jaime Wexler Of Tapemasters Inc & ThisIsRnB Passes Away

New York City, NY – Jaime Wexler, a co-founder of the iconic mixtape behemoth Tapemasters Inc., lost his battle with cancer on Monday (May 20). Remembered fondly by all who knew him, Wexx leaves behind two children and a wife.

“It’s unclear why a fit and full of life 37 year old, could be taken so suddenly,” his wife Kadeja Wexler wrote GoFund me — set up to ease the burden of unexpected expenses as a result of Wexler’s sudden illness.

She continues, “I find comfort in knowing he has found peace, and will now be the guardian angel watching over our boys … I will do my best to instill the values and passion for music and sports so his legacy can live on in our children.”

Wexler was diagnosed with stage 4 high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of incurable cancer, in late 2018. Kadeja shared her husband’s optimistic outlook on the grim situation, noting “[Jaime said] I can see the hashtag now, #rarestage4cancersurvivor .”

“Unfortunately he never had the chance to say that, but we can say, #rarestage4cancerChampion,” she adds.

Tapemasters Inc. was an unstoppable force in its run from 2004 until Wexx ultimately walked away in 2012 (it was active until roughly 2017). They released well over 200 mixtapes, and their legendary tag was inescapable in the height of the pre-streaming mixtape era. His other venture thisisrnb.com, which he founded in 2008, was a thriving platform well-known for supporting up and coming indie singers.

All donations can be made the official GoFund me page.

Tyler, The Creator Says "EARFQUAKE" Was Declined By Both Justin Bieber & Rihanna

Last week, eccentric musician, Tyler, The Creator, dropped his highly anticipated IGOR album on fans, which showcased his skills as an MC, as well as his singing abilities throughout. The musician took to Twitter to send IGOR listeners a message, letting them know not to press play with the expectations  hearing a typical rap album: “don’t go into this expecting a rap album. Don’t go into this expecting any album. Just go. Jump into it. I believe the first listen works best all the way through, no skips. Front to back. No distractions either. No checking your phone no watching tv no holding convo, full attn towards the sounds where you can form your own opinion and feelings towards the album.”

The album, which certainly had its own unique sound, was met with praise though, even projecting a sales battle win over DJ Khaled’s Father Of Asahd, which was released around the same time.

The “Flower Boy” artist also gave a grand rollout to the single “EARFQUAKE,” from the album – which features vocals from R&B legend Charlie Wilson and ad-libs from Playboi Carti. The single also has a video, which features Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross and Tyler in an unforgettable blonde wig/blue suit moment, so it may be safely said that the track is a big deal. According to a statement made by the artist during a live performance his full album during an intimate show held in Los Angeles, though, the song could’ve been a much bigger deal if Tyler’s original vision for the track had gone to plan.

Apple Music broadcasted the show live, and during his performance, Tyler claimed that he’d written “EARFQUAKE” with Justin Bieber in mind, adding that he had also fered the song to Rihanna. Both Bieber and Rihanna apparently rejected it though. So the next time you hear the track you can attempt to imagine what might’ve been.

R. Kelly Wants To Hire Michael Jackson’s Defense Attorney

R. Kelly is hoping he can persuade one the top criminal defense lawyers in the country to join his legal team. The singer’s attorney, Raed Shalabi, recently released a statement in which declared that Kelly was feeling optimistic, and believed that he would be facing a fair trial. But just for extra precaution, he is hoping to hire the guy that successfully got Michael Jackson acquitted, for the possibility being guided through his criminal case.

Sources close to Kelly tell The Blast, the “Trapped in the Closet” singer made it clear he wants attorney Thomas Mesereau to join his criminal defense team. Mesereau had reportedly been involved in a prolonged trial out Houston, and had therefore been unable to lend his services, but that he did, in fact, connect with Kelly on a FaceTime call within the last month, with the attorney telling Kelly he would be interested in coming aboard.

R. Kelly Wants To Hire Michael Jackson's Defense Attorney

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Mesereau was the lead attorney on Michael Jackson’s 2005 criminal trial in Santa Barbara County, so it’s safe to say that he is no stranger to handling high-prile cases. MJ had been indicted with several crimes, which included 4 counts molesting a minor, 4 counts intoxicating a minor to molest him, 1 count attempted child molestation, 1 count conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive, and conspiring to commit extortion and child abduction. The attorney managed to put up a powerful defense, though, and after just 32 hours and 7 days deliberation, the jury found Jackson not guilty on all counts.

Kelly, who has already been charged with 10 counts sexual abuse in Chicago, is faced with the possibility two federal indictments as ficials wrap up their investigation, including hearing testimony from multiple witnesses associated with the singer.

 

Seth Rogen’s GQ Cover Sparks A Stream Of Thirsty Tweets

With the release  Long Shot and Lion King set to arrive this summer, Seth Rogen has a lot on his plate these days. The star has been known to dabble in fields that extend way past just acting; including: writing, producing, directing, and most recently, managing his own cannabis company “Houseplant.” Rogen continues his spur productivity by gracing the latest cover GQ, and fans can’t help but notice a major glow-up.

The photos from his beach shoot, which were unveiled on Tuesday, set f a flurry thirsty tweets, with some users remarking on the star’s transformation, and others asserting that they’d been O.G. fangirls Rogen’s long before the cover. 

While the Long Shot star received a lot love across the internet, his adorable Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy, Zelda, who also had the honor being featured on the cover, definitely had a few fans thirsting over her too. Even Rogen himself couldn’t help but fangirl over the dog. 

This one pup even took a thirst trap pic for Zelda!

Rogen’s rugged good looks aren’t the only thing who should be praised for though, as a quote from GQ about the visionary’s evolution throughout the year stated, “For people whose casual impression Seth Rogen begins and ends with the gallery quasi-employed, stoned men-children he played in his 20s, it might be hard to fully comprehend that he, now 37, is a legitimate Hollywood operator and entrepreneur in his own right, with a career that extends well beyond acting and writing. In addition to developing, writing, and acting in his own film projects, Rogen produces television, does voice work, and with his wife, Lauren Miller-Rogen, created @hilarityforcharity, a series comedy shows that’s raised millions for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.”

#DXCLUSIVE: Dreezy Wants Meek Mill & Rihanna On Her Next Album

Houston, TX – Before strutting out to meet her Houston audience at the Red Bull BC One Camp USA, Dreezy toasted a full bottle of Hennessy to her team in her dressing room. She’d finished up a recording session that morning at 3 a.m., gotten on a plane at 5 a.m., was performing at midnight and would get back to traveling that morning at 6 a.m.

“Girl, what’s sleep!?” she jokes.

Besides the Red Bull BC One weekend, Dreezy’s been cooking up a busy year, too. The Chicago-bred artist dropped her album Big Dreez in January and is already looking to follow it up with a new full-length project later this year. She’s also making her film debut in the upcoming Netflix movie, Beats, starring Anthony Anderson and Dave East.

Dreezy says she’s been focusing on diversifying her brand and getting creative with her promo. For example, becoming a multi-talent by acting and fashion designing and printing up “Dreezy Dollars” to throw out at her audience during “Where Them $ @.”

“I learned, like, how to be more creative with the music,” she tells HipHopDX.

Here, Dreezy opens up about her work ethic, getting back into her vulnerable bag in her upcoming project and her love for Kash Doll.

HipHopDX: You’re about to perform at BC One, how are you feeling?

Dreezy: I’m so excited because every time I’m in the studio I drink Red Bulls and to actually be invited to the event it’s like, ok, my shit coming to life! It’s cool. I know this is a big brand and I know if [the audience is] off the Red Bull I bet they turnt up right now!

HipHopDX: Do you have a connection to breakdancing?

Dreezy: That’s a real sport, that’s something that I don’t think I would ever be able to do. It takes a lot of strength—head strength. They be balancing on their head!

HipHopDX: Congrats on your movie coming out! Can you tell us a little bit about it?

Dreezy: Thank you! The movie’s coming out June 19th. My first movie, I’m so excited. I got to work with Anthony Anderson, y’all know he’s funny as hell, but in the movie he played a very serious role but behind the scenes he was just so fun and so cool and teaching me how to do this stuff. I’m excited to see it. I haven’t seen it yet, so when y’all see it, I’ll see it.

HipHopDX: Did you feel a personal connection to the movie since it takes place in Chicago?

Dreezy: I felt real appreciated ’cause even with the role they didn’t go through an agency. I didn’t do like an acting audition or nothing. Well I did end up doing an audition, but they specifically wanted me for the role. I get to be the girl repping for my city, like this is my life story.

HipHopDX: You’re working on a new album and you’ve said you’re going to get back into your emotional bag. Why didn’t you do that with Big Dreez?

Dreezy: I think when I was making Big Dreez I was at a point in my life where I really just didn’t give a fuck. Like I was single, I had my money, I was traveling–I just really stopped caring about the little things. I was just feeling myself– Big Dreez! –you know? So it wasn’t personal for me and I felt like as the year was going on real shit started happening to me. I lost my friend, like my work and my career, I had to figure out my management situation, I was just going through a lot of stuff and wanted to express it and I felt like, damn, maybe I should put this on the next album.

HipHopDX: Is it coming out this year?

Dreezy: For sure this year. I just thought of a name for it today, but I’m not gonna tell you [laughing]. It’s kinda—it’s pre-named. You know how you start coming up with ideas? Like this might be it.

HipHopDX: Who do you want to be featured on it?

Dreezy: I want Meek Mill on it and Rihanna. That’s what I’m trying my best for. We gon’ get it.

HipHopDX: Do you think it’s possible to be on top of both the sexy and lyrical food chain as a female rapper?

Dreezy: Yes. You definitely gotta have both. Well, you don’t have to have both, [but] when you do it’s like, ok, she’s a double threat. Sometimes a triple threat, because I sing too. It just gives you a one-up on everything and it makes you more of an artist than just a rapper. I don’t like being called just a rapper. I like music, I like melodies, I like singing, I like these beats, I’m into the whole thing.

HipHopDX: You’ve said 2019 is going to be a big year for you. You’ve got two albums, a movie, what else is in store?

Dreezy: We’ve got a lot of merch on the way, making product. I can’t really tell you what it is but it’s gonna be a big thing for me. I’m customizing my merch to where it’s not like t-shirts and just hats, it’s like real cute and stylish and like what girls would want to wear and it’s stuff that I haven’t seen designed before, so I’m coming up with new designs. Fashion Week coming, BET Awards coming, my album is coming, it’s gonna be a No. 1 album, [Jacquees’] album coming, we’ve got a new song on the way, I got videos on the way. I’m shooting this month, so I’m trying to stay busy.

HipHopDX: Are you still going to go out on tour?

Dreezy: I was planning on a solo tour, but I’m thinking about canceling it because I wanna work on my next album. There’s videos that I haven’t shot yet from my last project that I would wanna shoot first before I go out on the road. Like we dropped Big Dreez but we didn’t shoot no videos for it, except for “Channel Slides,” which is doing real good. But I just want to put out more content before I go on tour.

HipHopDX: Will Kash Doll and you make another song together?

Dreezy: She wants to be on the next album, so we definitely will. That’s my bitch! Kash Doll is one of the realest female rappers. I love her, we act like sisters when we’re together.

HipHopDX: BC One is here bringing out the Hip Hop culture of Houston, your movie focuses on the Hip Hop culture in Chicago, how important is it to you to represent the culture?

Dreezy: Not just the culture, but even myself as a brand. Like, last year I went through a time where I was in a bad contract and I couldn’t get out of it for like almost two years, so I couldn’t make no music. I was like, wow, what’re you gonna do Dreez? Two years with no music, how are you gonna pay the bills? Then I started thinking of myself as a brand, like, oh, you can act, you can do fashion, you can do merch, you can do real estate, you know what I’m saying? That’s when I started thinking of myself bigger than a musician. I feel like once you’ve got a platform or a fanbase, period, you can do whatever you want to.

HipHopDX: What did you learn from Big Dreez?

Dreezy: Creativity comes first–always–which I already knew that anyway. But nowadays like the internet is driven off the internet, so you can’t just put out music no more, you gotta think of ways to present it and bring it to life with your graphics, videos, that’s something I experimented with in this project that I didn’t do with my last project and it worked real good for me. Like it kept my Instagram and followers going, just having content to push your music. The attention span for the generation right now is real short, so you just gotta entertain people. Like I think Big Dreez taught me that I’m more of an entertainer.

HipHopDX: Final thoughts?

Dreezy: Big Dreez is out right now, album number two, movie coming June 19th on Netflix everywhere, new single with me and Jacquees coming, new videos coming with me and Jeremih and me and Jacquees, “Ecstasy” and “Love Someone.”

Philadelphia D.A. Looking To Grant Meek Mill A New Trial

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has reportedly filed new documents with the Pennsylvania Superior Court to request a new trial for Meek Mill.

According to documents obtained by HipHopDX, the D.A. believes Judge Genece Brinkley’s appearance of bias has been evident throughout his case, which should yield a new trial with a different judge.

In the docs, D.A. Larry Krasner cites a surprise visit Brinkley made to a homeless shelter where Meek was doing court-ordered community service and explains that’s a probation officer’s job. The docs assert Brinkley also “abused her discretion” when she sentenced him to two to four years in prison for “technical violations” of his probation.”

Krasner also states, “The court abused its discretion when it imposed a two to four year state prison sentence based on the technical violations of probation in issue here.

“For the above stated reasons, [Meek Mil] should be awarded a post-conviction relief in the form of a new trial. In the alternative, his recusal motion should be granted and this matter should be remanded for a violation of probation hearing before a new judge.”

Despite the controversy surrounding Meek’s case, Brinkley has repeatedly refused to recuse herself from it, leading many to believe she has some kind of personal vendetta against the 32-year-old rapper.

Meek walked out of Chester State Prison in April 2018. Last June, Meek appealed and asked for a new trial, but Brinkley refused.

Since his release, Meek has dropped a No. 1 album, Championships, and co-founded the REFORM Alliance with JAY-Z. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to “reform the criminal justice system by lobbying for change in its laws and policies, beginning with probation and parole.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers owner Michael G. Rubin and other prominent leaders have contributed over $50 million to the organization.

Following Wednesday’s hearing, Meek’s lawyer Jordan Siev concluded in a statement sent to DX, “We are very pleased that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has confirmed to the Superior Court that Meek is entitled to have his conviction vacated.

“The brief is also significant in that it marks the first time the DA has publicly outlined in writing that it supports Judge Brinkley’s recusal based on her ‘appearance of partiality’ and ‘public perception of unfairness and bias.’”

Nipsey Hussle Alleged Killer Indicted by Grand Jury

A grand jury has indicted the man suspected of killing Nipsey Hussle.

On Tuesday (May 21), Eric Holder, 29, was indicted on four charges including one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said ( the Los Angeles Times).

Holder is accused of killing Hussle and injuring two other people outside the rapper’s Marathon Clothing store on Slauson Avenue on March 31. According to police, Holder got into a verbal altercation with Hussle. Investigators believe the shooting was the result of a “personal matter between the two of them.”

One hour before Nipsey’s murder, Holder allegedly pistol-whipped a man, according to TMZ. Two women claim Holder attacked their male friend, accusing him of selling him “laced marijuana.”

Holder faces between 25 years to life in prison. His attorney Christopher Darden, a former city prosecutor from the O.J. Simpson murder trial, has withdrawn from the case following death threats to him and his family.

Earlier today, Big Sean addressed Holder in an Instagram video. “To the person who murdered Nipsey, to people like that who take somebody’s life out of impulse or for revenge or whatever the case may be, you’re making a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” said the Detroit rapper. “Obviously, that’s not how you solve them problems.”

Chris Brown and DaniLeigh Shoot ‘Easy’ Remix Video

Chris Brown has another collaboration on the way.

After working with DJ Khaled, Marshmello, and Trey Songz, Breezy is teaming up with viral dance sensation DaniLeigh on a remix to her single “Easy.” The two recently went in front of the lens to shoot a video. In the photos, which they shared on Instagram, the singers are seen on a soundstage, decked out in Nikes and track pants.

“LETS JUST CATCH A VIBE,” Breezy captioned the pics.

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“LETS JUST CATCH A VIBE🎼@iamdanileigh 🔥

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During an interview with Pandora, the “Lil Bebe” hitmaker revealed how the collaboration came together. “I actually showed him my record ‘Easy,’ and he was like, ‘Let me hop on this right now.’ I was like, ‘OK, crap.’ I didn’t have the files with me. I was like, ‘Oh no,’” she laughed.

The original “Easy” can be found on DaniLeigh’s debut album The Plan, which was released in November.

It’s unclear when the remix will drop, but DaniLeigh has been previewing it during her live shows since February. Listen to a snippet below.

Will Smith Gets Jiggy With It & Wears Suggestive Genie Lamp Costume On "Ellen"

It’s undeniable that Will Smith is one the most endearing entertainers in the industry. Earlier today he was a guest on Ellen, and from the moment he stepped on stage he made sure to give the screaming audience an interactive performance. Smith walked out to his 1998 Big Willie Style hit “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It,” and instead letting the song fade as he took his seat, he proceeded to rap the first verse before the audience chimed in for the “na na” chorus.

The star was visiting Ellen to promote his film Aladdin that hits theaters this Friday. There’s been some criticism over his portrayal “Genie” as some diehard Disney fans can’t see anyone reprising a role that Robin Williams made popular. However, Smith made the role his own, drawing inspiration from both the late actor and hip hop.  

“The music is where I found my ‘in’ to the Genie,” Smith explained. “‘A Friend Like Me’ was the first song that I messed with in the studio and then I found that hip hop flavor.” He added, “I was like, ‘Oh, I can just use my Fresh Prince persona and use that ’cause the Genie’s been forward and back in time, so he can pull references from anywhere. So I mirrored that. The hip hop ‘in’ was where I saw I could put my own signature while maintaining the nostalgic value.”

Showing he’s dedicated to promoting Aladdin by any means necessary, Smith even came out dressed in a genie’s lamp costume that was slightly…suggestive. Smith quipped that this part the show would be edited out, but Ellen made it clear that it wouldn’t. The audience chuckled as Ellen kept looking at the costume. Then she said, “It’s been a while since I’ve seen a lamp so I don’t know what size it should be.” To wrap things up, Ellen wanted to help Smith get over his fear mice, and that, course, was yet another hilarious turn for his visit. Check it all out below.

Pandora's New Desktop App Puts Music Front-and-Center Over Podcasts

The new Pandora app for desktops is now available for Mac users. Pandora says support for Windows PCs is coming soon.

The new app is a native desktop app designed to give you access to Pandora without a browser. The app also includes plenty of new features that previously required a browser extension to enable.

Pandora’s list of desktop advantages include:

  • Native keyboard audio controls to play, pause, replay, skip, shuffle, or thumbs up/down songs.
  • Native desktop notifications for new songs that display the artist, album, and song title.
  • App-based controls for Pandora Modes, which allows listeners to customize the music available on Pandora stations. These modes include Crowd Faves, Deep Cuts, Newly-Released, Artist Only, and more.

A music before podcasts approach.

While rivals like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon continue to focus on podcast content, this new Pandora desktop app puts music front and center.  Despite several new SiriusXM shows appearing on Pandora as original content podcasts, music still takes the central focus here.

Don’t get me wrong: Pandora’s podcast strategy is just as .  In an industry that is expected to generate over $659 million by 2020, it would be foolish not to focus on original content.  Perhaps Pandora doesn’t want to ruffle too many feathers by pushing podcast content too hard.  Most Pandora listeners are passive, often creating a station and letting Pandora’s algorithms choose where the station goes.

Podcasts are by nature active listening products.  Users typically seek out podcasts with content they’ll enjoy. They’re also part of , so putting them front-and-center doesn’t make sense for free listeners.

Where to find it.

Mac users can download the native desktop Pandora app here.  The app requires macOS version 10.10 and above to run correctly. A Windows version of the app is advertised as ‘coming soon.’

#DXCLUSIVE: Chrishan & OG Parker Deliver The Breezy "Ultraviolet" Single

Although they’ve been (literally) instrumental in the musical success behind the likes of Drake, Gucci Mane, Meek Mill and Ty Dolla $ign just to name a few, Grammy-nominated duo Chrishan and OG Parker have much to offer as artists themselves.

For the first taste of their upcoming EP Biscayne, they’ve delivered a colorful track in “Ultraviolet” that puts the vibes to the forefront.

“Me and Chrishan have been working for a minute now and have so many tracks that we felt like it was time to drop some of the amazing music that we have,” OG Parker tells HipHopDX.

Chrishan adds, “I knew once we mixed my sound with OG’s sound we’d have nothing but gold. You know, it’s cool to write & produce hit records on other artists, but to do it as an artist yourself is the real test. Now we’re doing just that.”

#DXCLUSIVE: Chrishan & OG Parker Deliver The Breezy "Ultraviolet" Single

The seven-track project will feature a lone outside feature courtesy of 24hrs but will exemplify their chemistry like never before.

Biscayne is such a vibe,” Chrishan says of the EP. Before I even went Miami I used to see those Rick Ross and DJ Khaled videos and be like ‘oh ok they doing it like that, I gotta see what that’s like!’ Once I saw it in person it was over. Biscayne really gives me that ‘Penthouse suite over Biscayne’ feeling.”

Stream “Ultraviolet” ahead of Biscayne‘s May 28 release date up above.

NLE Choppa Snaps At Fan Who Compares Him To NBA YoungBoy

In his music, NLE Choppa has been compared to NBA YoungBoy on numerous occasions. The two rappers have similar styles, both hailing from the south and spitting rhymes about their experiences in the street. Choppa is a newer face than YoungBoy but considering the fact they’re both teenagers, sound similar and have near-identical come-ups, the comparison makes sense. In the past, Choppa hasn’t been too disturbed by the YoungBoy talk. After all, the 19-year-old is insanely successful and has one the biggest followings in the world. On another note though, Choppa wants to stand out from the crowd so the Memphis spitter finally clapped back at a fan when he got sick hearing about YoungBoy.

The 16-year-old Choppa posted a photo himself with some Jamaican slang as his caption, writing, “Dread Headed Don DaDa NO RAP CAP.” One fan hopped into his comments to make a comparison that, at this point, has simply run its course. “Wanna be youngboy so bad,” said the hater. The comments section has since been disabled but according to Akademiks’ page, the artist came back with some words to differentiate himself from NBA YoungBoy. 

“Bitch u sound dumb ash,” he said. “I’m half Jamaican and don dada is a Jamaican slang/term shut yo dumb ass up yall mfers think youngboy started everything so if younoy tryna be Jamaican fytb.”

Clearly, NLE Choppa has had enough the back-and-forth and he’s ready to move past the constant shadow NBA YoungBoy.

Zion Wants To Sign Every Autograph, Still Remembers AD Turning Him Down

Future #1 overall pick Zion Williamson is going to try to sign every autograph he can as an NBA superstar, because he still remembers how hurt he was when Anthony Davis and John Wall turned him down as a kid. Ironically, it’ll be Davis’ team that Zion takes over this year.

In a 2016 episode Home Team Hoops‘ “On The Rise” video series, Williamson explained:

“When I was little, I looked up to high school players and wanted their autographs and sometimes I couldn’t get it, I’d be hurt,” Williamson says on camera. “I said when I grew up, I don’t want to be like that. I want to sign every kid’s autograph. No matter how long it takes me.”

“I try to sign every kid’s autograph. I don’t want to turn a little kid down because I know it will hurt them because it hurt me. Anthony Davis, John Wall turned me down. So I try to sign everybody’s.”

The autograph discussion starts at about the 4:45 mark in the video below:

The Pelicans are still hoping to convince Anthony Davis to team up with the 18-year old phenom, but it appears AD’s trade demands have not changed. 

The 26-year old superstar will become a free agent in the summer 2020 if the Pelicans fail to either sign him to a supermax extension or find a trade partner before the February 2020 deadline. If traded, Davis is reportedly only willing to re-sign with a handful  teams, including the Lakers and New York Knicks.