Cardi B Planned The Stripper Attack According To District Attorney: Report

Cardi B is currently in the thick legal proceedings with regards to her stripper assault case. The rapper was arrested last October after two strippers alleged that Cardi B ordered an attack on because she thought the plaintiffs were sleeping with Offset. Cardi was allegedly in the strip club where they work when the Migos was performing and she sent people to attack the girls with bottles, chairs, and a hookah. Recently, the “Press” artist was formally indicted by a grand jury and she has since returned to court to plead not guilty. The recording artist is facing some serious charges, despite her claiming she will not be going to jail because she has a daughter. New reports by Page Six now indicate that the DA believes Cardi B had premeditated the alleged attack.

According to the news outlet, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper used social media to coordinate the time, day and location the brawl with co-defendant Tawana Jackson-Morel. As such, Jack-Morel and the rap star allegedly discussed money being exchanged for the beat down, according to the Queens grand jury indictment. Cardi’s crew ordered a drink from one the victims before Jackson-Morel grabbed the woman’s hair and slammed it into the bar. She then punched her while another co-defendant, Jeffrey Bush, recorded the whole thing. Cocktails and bottles were also thrown. And the DA believes “This kind violence won’t be tolerated in our community. The defendants will be held accountable for their alleged actions.” Thus far, the Queens Supreme Court has handed Cardi two felony charges attempted assault plus additional misdemeanor charges. If convicted, she is looking at up to four years in prison. 

OneRPM Files Bitter Lawsuit Against Rival CmdShft for Stealing Clients; CmdShft's CEO Sues ONErpm for $10 Million in Equity Promised

ONErpm has filed a lawsuit against CmdShft and its two co-founders, Sonny Findlay and CEO Jarrod Cooper.

Filed at the Chancery Court for Davison County, Tennessee on April 16th, digital distributor ONErpm CmdShft, a label boutique services company, of unlawful conduct.  The latter had allegedly engaged in “procuring the breach of and tortiously interfering” in the digital distributor’s contracts with its clients.

In addition, ONErpm has accused two former representatives – CmdShft’s founders Sonny Findley and Jarrod Cooper – of making “defamatory statements” about the digital distributor.  Both have also breached the fiduciary duty of loyalty owed to the digital distributor.

Cooper, claims the distributor, founded CmdShft while still employed at ONErpm, receiving a salary and benefits.  Alongside Findley, he had negotiated many of the distributor’s contracts with contracts.

The lawsuit stems from a single incident which first started on September 8th, 2017.

ONErpm had entered into an exclusive master rights administration agreement with Dirt Rock Entertainment.  Under the deal, the distributor would collect money from Dirt Rock’s works and would pay the company a percentage of net receipts.

The agreement would automatically renew every two years.

Repeating the main allegations, the distributor claims once Findley and Cooper established CmdShft, they both allegedly procured a breach of agreement and tortiously interfered with ONErpm’s agreement with Dirt Rock.  In addition, Findley “defamed” the distributor through the publication of “libelous falsities.”  These, says the digital distributor, has damaged its business.

Findley, who had originally negotiated the deal, resigned on August 1st, 2018.  He soon served as a label manager for Dirt Rock.

On social media, he vented about the distributor’s poor treatment of artists.  This, says ONErpm, proves the defamation claim.

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Cooper, meanwhile, had left “for personal reasons” on July 1st, 2018.  Though ONErpm paid him for the leave, including a 401(K), he never returned to the company.

During his paid leave, the distributor claims Cooper founded CmdShft alongside Findley.  Both allegedly “began distributing and exploiting” Dirt Rock’s content, breaking the latter’s deal with ONErpm.  Thus, they’ve profited from its exclusive agreement.

The distributor has filed four claims against CmdShft, Findley, and Cooper.  These include tortious interference with performance of contract, procurement of breach of contract, defamation/libel, and breach of fiduciary duty of loyalty.

ONErpm has demanded compensatory, consequential, and punitive damages.

Not so fast, says Cooper.  Pay up what you promised me first.

According to CmdShft, however, the digital distributor has only filed a lawsuit since the label services firm is now a competing business.

The label services firm told me e-mail,

They’re using the pending litigation to scare clients away from CmdShft.

In addition, the digital distributor knowingly holds artist clients “hostage in oppressive deals.”  ONErpm apparently locks up artists for 3 years, threatening litigation with those who attempt to leave.

In a separate lawsuit  yesterday over $10 million promised in equity, Cooper claims the digital distributor has merely filed a fraudulent lawsuit.

Contrary to ONErpm’s allegations, Mr. Cooper, and Sonny Findley left [the company] because ONErpm entered into artist contracts that were oppressive and one-sided.

The lawsuit states the distributor willfully “lures” artists to ‘exclusive’ digital distribution deals.  The company also outright fails to provide any meaningful compensation for the exclusivity it demands its artists.

Cooper’s lawsuit stems from Emmanuel Zunz, the distributor’s co-founder and CEO, failed promise.  He vowed ONErpm would “convey” a 10% equity interest in the company to Cooper.  Zanz also pushed for Cooper and Findley to leave and start their own company.  To date, ONErpm has yet to deliver the equity to Cooper, who had devoted “ten years of professional life” to the company.

In addition, ONErpm’s in-house counsel has sent lawsuit threats to artists who consider choosing CmdShft instead.

[We] understand that ONErpm has pointed to the existence of the lawsuit [against us] when competing for artist clients and also used the threat of litigation to compel artists to allow [the digital distributor] to distribute the artists’ digital clients.

Denying all of the distributor’s claims, Cooper has now requested a jury of twelve to try the matter.  In his claim, he accused ONErpm of breach of contract and fraudulent inducement.

Concluding our personal correspondence, CmdShft lamented,

It’s unfortunate that ONErpm is making these desperate attempts to disrupt our company.  CmdShft believes in fair treatment of artists, fair deals, and fair competition in our industry.

You can view both lawsuits below.

 

 


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SGAE Members Vote Against Much-Needed Anti-Corruption Reforms Following CISAC Suspension

Following nearly twenty years of corruption, CISAC suspended Spanish collecting society SGAE’s membership.

Between 2003 and 2007, SGAE executives millions of euros in royalty payments.  Authorities in Madrid had arrested Enrique Loras, SGAE’s Director General, and Ricardo Azcoaga, the society’s Financial Director.

In 2011, civil guard officers raided the once-powerful collecting society’s HQ in Madrid.  Four SGAE executives – including veteran Chairman of the Board, Eduardo ‘Teddy’ Bautista – had engaged in a large-scale corruption scheme.  Police had charged him, along with five other employees, with embezzlement, fraud, and gross administration.  Bautista continues to fight the charges to this day.

In 2017, authorities discovered the collecting society, including its Chairman, had once again engaged in large-scale fraud.

In a scheme known as ‘La Reuda’ (The Wheel), TV executives played songs late at night.  They had listed SGAE-designated names as the songs’ publisher, writer, and composer.  Upon collection, TV executives and SGAE members would split the royalties between themselves.  Police subsequently raided the collecting society’s headquarters once again, arresting eighteen executives.

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) tried to help SGAE change its ways.  Although you can teach an old dog new tricks, you can’t teach the Spanish collecting society to let go of its unscrupulous habits.

The global coalition had closely worked with the Spanish collecting society for months last year.  CISAC had long investigated complaints of discriminatory treatment of rightsholders, unfair practices, and unfair distribution of royalties.

In April 2018, the global coalition presented SGAE with a comprehensive report, detailing recommendations for changes to the society’s governance rules, statutes, and royalty distribution practices.  The Spanish collecting society, however, had refused to implement the much-needed requirements.  This led to a one-year expulsion from CISAC last month.

Now, the collecting society has voted against enacting CISAC’s anti-corruption recommendations.

Saying “No” to halting embezzlement, fraud, and gross administration.

To turn things around, the collecting society held a vote yesterday.

If approved, SGAE would implement rules needed to meet to CISAC and Spain’s Ministry of Culture’s demands.  The collecting society’s business practices would finally conform to EU intellectual property law.

Hoping to get the beleaguered society on the right track, Pilar Jurado, SGAE’s recently elected President, said she would enact the changes.

I believe in lawfulness and doing things as they should be done.  If CISAC sees that we have complied and that the organization is functioning effectively, they could lift the sanctions.

Unfortunately, during a general assembly, SGAE members failed to vote for the necessary changes.

Only 62.3% of members – short of the 66.7% needed to enact the much-needed reforms – approved of Jurado’s changes.  1,356 of the collecting society’s total 18,000 members had participated in the vote.

Following years of trouble at the collecting society, Unison, another collecting society, was established.  Last February, Spain’s Ministry of Culture, José Guirao, gave SGAE just “six months” to change its ways.

It seems the Spanish collecting society just doesn’t want, or doesn’t care, to.

 


Featured image by Mathias Pastwa (CC by 2.0).

Pamela Anderson Accuses Soccer Star BF Of Cheating: ‘He’s A Monster’

Pamela Anderson has reportedly split up with her boyfriend over two years, Adil Rami, accusing the French soccer star  cheating on her and living a double life. The couple have been linked together since May 2017, when the 51-year old former model was seen supporting Rami during France’s World Cup title run.

Anderson opened up about her love life in a scathing instagram post, in which she labeled Rami a “monster” and tagged the National Domestic Violence Hotline, an organization she advocates for.

The IG post reads:

It’s hard to accept 💔

The last (more than) 2.years my life have been a big lie.
I was scammed,
led to believe … we were in « big love »?. I’m devastated
to find out in the last few days.
That he was living a double life.
He used to joke about other players
who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives.
He called those men monsters. ?

But this is worse. He lied to all.
How is it possible
to control 2 women’s hearts and minds like this –
I’m sure there were others.
He is the monster.
How could I have helped so many people @ndvhficial
and not be wise enough or able to help myself.

According to People, Anderson also went on to accuse Rami “physical and emotional torture” in a follow-up comment.

“I feel used. Betrayed and hurt. But I should’ve known better. The jealousy. The physical and emotional torture. It was all a mirror his own actions,” she wrote.

“I did try to leave 10 times. Every time he chased me to say he’d die without me. He’d go to therapy. He wouldn’t hurt me again. He wanted us to live in Malibu one day. I even emailed my friend who owns LA team for him for next year. Like he asked me to.”

Rami, 33 responded with an IG post his own, denying the accusation that he was living a double life.

“I do not think we should reveal our intimacy, our history,” Rami wrote, “on this point, however, I want to shed light. In no case do I lead a double life, I am simply attached to preserving a lasting relationship with my children and their mother Sidonie for whom I have a deep respect.”

Lil Pump Thinks He Looks Like Chris Brown

Lil Pump spits out some the hottest takes we’ve ever heard. This month, he was getting dragged online for saying XXXTentacion is this generation’s Tupac Shakur. He’s also gone on record to state that he’s the greatest lyricist to ever live. When it comes to his appearance, Jetski is trying to find out which celebrity he looks the most like. He happens to think that he’s got a little bit Chris Brown going in his face and apparently, one his fans agrees. He was so curious that he decided to ask his supporters if they agree, sharing an image himself and fishing for compliments.

Lil Pump Thinks He Looks Like Chris Brown
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Pump posted a photo himself sitting on the dock by the lake, asking people if they can spot the Breezy similarities. Some people were polite and told the star that he looks more like Lil Pump (duh) while others were a little more direct. “You look like the Chris Browns’ uncle who is addicted to crack,” wrote one commenter. Ouch.

Do you see any similarities or is Lil Pump tripping like always? Let us know in the comments. If you think he looks more like somebody else, who is on your mind?

Deputy Involved In YG Incident Was Out Of Line, According To Superiors: Report

A Sheriff’s deputy involved YG‘s recent run-in with the law is in trouble with his superiors, according to TMZ. We previously reported that over the weekend, YG was pulled over on the Sunset Strip after performing at 1 OAK nightclub. The rapper was accused driving recklessly by weaving in and out lanes while riding in his Lamborghini. 

Reports state that ficers on the scene handcuffed YG because he became belligerent, but after he completed a field sobriety test and was shown to be sober, he was let go with a traffic citation. There were plenty people around filming the incident, and in one video released to the press, a deputy gets into a verbal altercation with people on the street. He tells them to “shut up” before aggressively approaching them.

TMZ reports that they’ve spoken to law enforcement ficials who say that the deputy in question was out line and will be given counseling on how to deescalate situations. However, he will not be formally reprimanded nor will there be any sort investigation into his unpressional behavior.

"Black Ink Crew: Compton" To Star Kyla Pratt’s Man Danny Kilpatrick

Continuing on with its reputation as being the one-stop-shop for all things reality television, the VH1 network is once again expanding its Black Ink Crew franchise. The original series began in New York and then moved on to Chicago, and now it’s being announced that the third installment will make its way to the West Coast.

Black Ink Crew: Compton is slated for a July 30 premiere date that will kick-f with a two-hour episode. According to Deadline, the Los Angeles-based series will star Danny “KP” Kilpatrick, the longtime partner and rumored husband  Proud Family actress Kyla Pratt. Black Ink Crew: Compton will show “KP and his crew at IAM Compton, the first-ever tattoo shop in Compton,” Deadline writes. “It uses as backdrop the California town known for its musical influence and iconic street art. KP, famed tattoo artist and visionary whose clients have included Diddy and Taraji P. Henson, is bringing his team artists into the community and are using their creative energy to make a change while creating a ‘safe zone’ in the city he calls home.”

KP, who refers to himself as the “Prince Compton,” will be working alongside his artists Lemeir, Nessie, Ink Drippin, Vudu Dahl, Tim, and Barbie. The cast characters are described as:

Lemeir hails from Philadelphia and knows what it takes to make it in a tough neighborhood, turning street knowledge into serious business acumen. Nessie is a tattooist, lyricist and muralist who’s friends with Lemeir from Philly. Ink Drippin was raised in Compton as a talented, free-spirited lothario who is very popular with the ladies. Vudu Dahl is an apprentice and prodigy in the tattoo world. Tim is the I AM shop manager, KP’s cousin and right-hand man to the operation. Barbie is the shop receptionist and a long-time friend KP’s who sprinkles a whole lot style, class and sass to the I AM team.

Will you be tuning in?

Shaq Spits Rhymes At 2019 NBA Awards, Cracks Jokes About Lakers Trade

Monday evening’s NBA Awards had its share surprises, but no one expected for Shaq Diesel to grab the mic to spit a few bars. Before taking to the stage to open the ceremony, Chris Tucker gave a few minutes stand-up. The moment was interrupted by Shaquille O’Neal who took to the stage and began rapping, at a few points in autotune, with backup dancers on deck. The former NBA star even showed f a few dance moves with the famed dance crew Jabbawockeez, who left the stage when the drumline showed up.

After the…interesting…musical performance, Shaq proceeded to move on to his opening monologue. He poked fun at a few his famous friends including Kobe Bryant, who wasn’t in attendance, and Charles Barkley, who was right there in the crowd. His quip about the Los Angeles Lakers trade with the New Orleans Pelicans got social media talking when he said, “Yeah, they had to give up a lot. They literally had to cut their ‘balls’ f to make this trade.” A side-by-side photo Lonzo and LaVar Ball was projected onto the screen behind him.

Shaq wasn’t above being the butt jokes himself as comedian Jay Pharoah gave his hilarious impression the show’s host with Barkley and Kenny Smith. 

Beyoncé, Pharrell, Childish Gambino & More Featured On “The Lion King” Soundtrack

Disney has unveiled the tracklist for its star-studded Lion King soundtrack. Beyoncé and Childish Gambino, who play Nala and Simba in the live action remake, have connected for a rendition of “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” which was previously teased in the upcoming film’s trailer.

The soundtrack features new recordings of nostalgic classics from the original 1994 animated version, which was written by Elton John and Tim Rice and composed by Hans Zimmer. Pharrell handles production on “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Mbube.”

The film also includes a new song, “Never Too Late,” sung by Elton John and an African choir, as well as appearances by Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King remake will be out in theaters July 19. The soundtrack will be available to stream July 11.

Check out the 19-song tracklist below, except for song No. 14, which has yet to be announced.

Beyoncé, Pharrell, Childish Gambino & More Featured On “The Lion King” Soundtrack

1. “Circle of Life”/“Nants’ Ingonyama” – Lindiwe Mkhize & Lebo M
2. “Life’s Not Fair” – Hans Zimmer
3. “Rafiki’s Fireflies” – Hans Zimmer
4. “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” – JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph & John Oliver
5. “Elephant Graveyard” – Hans Zimmer
6. “Be Prepared” (2019 Version) – Chiwetel Ejiofor
7. “Stampede” – Hans Zimmer
8. “Scar Takes The Throne” – Hans Zimmer
9. “Hakuna Matata” – Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary & Childish Gambino
10. “Simba is Alive!” – Hans Zimmer
11. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen
12. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” – Beyoncé, Childish Gambino, Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen
13. “Reflections of Mufasa” – Hans Zimmer
14. TBA
15. “Battle For Pride Rock” – Hans Zimmer
16. “Remember” – Hans Zimmer
17. “Never Too Late” – Elton John & Lebo M
18. “He Lives In You” – Lebo M
19. “Mbube” – Lebo M

070 Shake Reveals North American Tour In Support Of Her "Modus Vivendi" Debut

070 Shake has come out the woodwork with two major announcements. I’ll start with the lesser the two. Come this Fall, the G.O.O.D. Music signee will embark on a North American tour spanning 16-different cities along the US/Canada border. Although the fun doesn’t begin until the second half September, tickets for the concert dates (listed below) will go on sale as Friday at the following address.

070 Shake: Fall Tour Dates
9/18/19 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre
9/19/19 San Francisco, CA The Independent 
9/20/19 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful Festival
9/24/19 Salt Lake City, UT Soundwell
9/25/19 Denver , CO Globe Hall 
9/27/19 Dallas, TX House Blues – Cambridge Room
9/28/19 Houston, TX House Blues – Bronze Peacock Room
9/29/19 Austin, TX The Parish 
10/2/19 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge 
10/4/19 Detroit, MI El Club
10/5/19 Grand Rapids,MI Stache At Intersection
10/6/19 Toronto, ON Opera House 
10/8/19 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
10/9/19 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/10/19 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
10/12/19 Philadelphia, PA The TLA

070 Shake Reveals North American Tour In Support Of Her "Modus Vivendi" Debut

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Secondly, and most importantly, 070 Shake is finally ready to come out with her debut album, a project bearing the title Modus Vivendi. According to her reps, the debut record will borrow heavily from the lessons imparted on her during the infamous “Wyoming Sessions” led by her label head Kanye West. As yet, Modus Vivendi is without a release date, but I gather the Fall start time for the accompanying tour is a ballpark figure in itself. Are you raring to hear 070 Shake over a full-length project? Hit us with your thoughts.

070 Shake Reveals North American Tour In Support Of Her "Modus Vivendi" Debut

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The Pharcyde’s “Runnin” Is Revived For “Queen & Slim” Trailer

The 2019 BET Awards aired on Sunday night (June 23) and viewers got a sneak peek at the upcoming film Queen & Slim. The intriguing clip tells the tale of a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde who are on the run after Slim, played by Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out fame, is forced to shoot a police officer in self-defense.

The brief preview is set to a carefully curated soundtrack, which includes The Pharcyde’s iconic hit, “Runnin,” breathing new life into the classic cut.

Slimkid3, one of the original members of the veteran Hip Hop group, was shocked to hear the song in the trailer.

“That was huge,” he told HipHopDX. “I can’t wait to see that. It’s amazing to see how much light is being brought to the subject of what we experience in the black community. It’s feeling like more and more, we are growing closer to a them verses us scenario.

“When I watched the this trailer, it made me anxious to see how this movie plays out. I like how it is bringing more attention to the subject of police brutality issue. To hear our music in the trailer was amazing, and to think someone thought to use it to push forward such a controversial message is awesome.”

Helmed by Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s Master of None) and director Melina Matsoukas, the film begins in Ohio with a couple on a first date.

According to the YouTube description, “a black man [Kaluuya] and a black woman [newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith] are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense.

“Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.”

Queen & Slim is expected to hit theaters on November 27.  Until then, check out the trailer above.

Nike Air Foamposite One USA Coming Soon: Official Photos

Nike is cooking up another pair Foamposites just in time for the Fourth July BBQ.

Coming on the heels the “Albino Snakeskin” colorway that we unboxed earlier this week, comes this all-new patriotic Nike Air Foamposite One.

As seen in the ficial photos that surfaced on Monday, the women’s Foams are the mismatched variety, with the left shoe split in half between white and red, while the right shoe opts for a white and blue design. Each sneaker comes equipped with two sets red and blue pull tabs, as well as matching Penny logos on the tongue and heel. White laces, dijointed Nike swooshes on the forefoot, and a translucent outsole rounds out the look.

Nike has not yet announced release details but it is believed the kicks will launch on July 1 for the retail price $230. Scroll through the IG posts embedded below for additional shots the patriotic Foams and stay tuned for ficial images.

Nike Air Foamposite One USA Coming Soon: Official Photos

Nike Air Foamposite One USA/J23 App

Nike Air Foamposite One USA Coming Soon: Official Photos

Nike Air Foamposite One USA/J23 App

Nike Air Foamposite One USA Coming Soon: Official Photos

Nike Air Foamposite One USA/J23 App

Nike Air Foamposite One USA Coming Soon: Official Photos

Nike Air Foamposite One USA/J23 App

LeBron James’ Space Jam 2 Practice Court Is Spectacular

LeBron James, as well as the other NBA and WNBA stars taking part in Space Jam 2, have an absolutely incredible basketball court to train when filming begins this summer. 

NBA superfan and real estate mogul James Goldstein took to instagram over the weekend to share photos and videos the “Club James” training facility, which is located on Goldstein’s property. The court features a jaw-dropping backdrop along with sprawling views the city, as seen in the posts embedded below.

Club James is expected to get plenty use this summer, as LeBron, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul and Diana Taurasi have all signed on for Space Jam 2. Filming on the Space Jam sequel is expected to begin in July, but the movie won’t be hitting theaters until July 16, 2021.

According to a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, LeBron’s family arc will play a central role in the sequel.

Per THR:

“Those familiar with the script say Space Jam 2 will rely less heavily on a Dream Team hoops luminaries than the Michael Jordan-led film, which saw more than a dozen real-life NBA stars cameo and grossed $231 million worldwide, not adjusted for inflation. Instead, LeBron’s family arc is key, with a yet-to-be-cast teen character named Dom as the second lead, sources say.”

Tyler, The Creator Wishes He Had "Refined" His First 4 Albums

It’s hard to deny that Tyler, The Creator has evolved as an artist, whether you like it or not. When the visionary Odd Future rapper first burst onto the scene, his music was undoubtedly raw, both lyrically and musically; for some context, take a look back on “Yonkers,” which features a violent homicidal fantasy aimed at Bruno Mars. Albums like Bastard and Goblin established Tyler as a scholar Eminem and Tech N9ne, prone to gruesome imagery and unapologetic shock value.

Yet as his career moved forward, Tyler found himself undergoing a stylistic transformation, borne through a noted sense maturation. Prior to the ambitious Igor, his Flower Boy album received universal acclaim and a Grammy nomination, a surprising turn for the once-noted “walking paradox.” Yet Tyler has always been musically gifted, and his later music allowed his orchestrator’s sensibilities room to shine through. Today, Tyler made note his progress, lamenting the difference between his two most recent projects and the remainder his discography.

“I always imagine if i refined my first four albums like i did my last two. man,” writes Tyler, his tone expressing a concerning sense weariness. While it’s understandable that one might wish to revisit previous works under a new light, Tyler should celebrate his accomplishments rather than dwell on what-might-have-been. Without his formative work, who knows if his latter two projects would have been possible at all? What do you think about Tyler’s self-critique?

DaBaby Performs ‘Suge’ at BET Awards

DaBaby made his BET Awards debut.

Performing his hit “Suge,” the young CEO delivered his viral sensation during Sunday’s show. Showing off his muscular upper body in a red turtleneck, the 27-year-old rapper made his way through the star-studded crowd, hyping up the audience while two giant inflatable babies danced on stage.

“Suge” continues to blow up the charts. The song, which appears on DaBaby’s debut album Baby on Baby, is currently in its peak position at No. 8 on the Hot 100.

Watch DaBaby flex.