Marcel P. Black is formally dropping his 4Tha CLTR EP on Friday (March 22), however the Baton Rouge-based MC is giving HipHopDX readers the chance to get pleasure from a pre-release stream of the challenge.
The five-track EP is Black’s first launch since 2017’s Seven. His new challenge is produced totally by M Slago, who is understood for his collaborations with Homeboy Sandman and Mega Ran.
“This EP is me going again to my ‘backpack rap’ roots,” Black tells DX. “It’s impressed by the final two and a half years of touring continuous as an underground/indie touring MC, participating the tradition headfirst all around the nation. It’s a nod to southern underground Hip Hop teams like CunninLynguists, Strange Fruit Project and Little Brother.”
Check out Black’s 4Tha CLTR stream, cowl artwork and tracklist under.
1. 4Tha CLTR Intro
three. Principles & Standards
four. Paid Dues f. DanjahOne
5. Carry On
After reaching the zenith social advocacy in a number of states, nobody is questioning Meek Mill‘s motivation in posting social commentary. He’s come this far, in so little time, since catching up with a lifetime spent coping with adversity. So, it is below that lens that we view every thing he posts on Twitter, together with a latest lamentation on the enduring relics slavery, readily current in US Currency.
As Meek Mill so aptly identified, “Slave homeowners on the cash we supply,” earlier than a relaying a sense resignation widespread to many Black Americans. It’s true, some the American “folks heroes” represented on currently-issued US Currency have been in actual fact “slave homeowners,” relationship again the interval that preceded the constitutional enactment the Jim Crow legal guidelines, endemic to systemic racism on this nation.
George Washington inherited slaves at a younger age, Ulysses S Grant, Benji Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Andrew Jackson all reportedly fell into the “possession” slaves as effectively, throughout varied levels their life and presidency. Only Abe Lincoln seems to be exempt from the dialogue for apparent causes, however to not the extent the place the alternative would not be conceivable. What are your ideas on Meek Mill’s speaking level, remark beneath?
Philadelphia has encountered a record-breaking drug bust since 449 kilograms cocaine got here into town’s port, discovered inside duffle luggage that had been stuffed right into a transport container, ABC News studies. The publication particulars how federal and native authorities obtained suspicious once they noticed the bolts on the container had been been tampered with.
The 992 kilos cocaine is the same as a road worth $18 million, the very best quantity to be seized within the metropolis. The container was touring from Colombia to Europe.
ABC particulars how authorities are paying nearer consideration to tampered items since cocaine is making fairly the comeback for the reason that rise crop manufacturing in Colombia. The nation is the most important producer cocaine whereas America is the most important shopper.
“The United States stays deeply involved concerning the surge in coca cultivation and cocaine manufacturing in Colombia since 2013, and its influence on every our two international locations,” US Secretary State Mike Pompeo previously stated subsequent to Colombian President Ivan Duque within the nation.
“We know we should do our half to scale back demand in our nation and we’ll work alongside you right here as nicely.”
The Los Angeles Lakers’ season did not go fairly as Magic Johnson and LeBron James had deliberate, to say the least.
With 11 video games remaining within the common season, the Lakers are greater than 10 video games again the eighth seeded Clippers, which means a LeBron-led crew will fall quick the playfs for the primary time because the 2004-05 marketing campaign. Needless to say, there have not been many memorable highlights from the Lake Show this yr.
As a tribute to their dreadful season and the beginning March Madness, Action Network’s @WorldWideWob has compiled a reel lowlights set to the tune “One Shining Moment.”
Wendy Williams has been as much as loads currently. Having solely returned to her self-titled discuss present just a few weeks in the past since being on sick go away, the 54-year-old host recently announced that she’s residing in a sober home to beat her habit. Furthermore, sources say that her drug relapse was sparked by extra points together with her husband and his alleged mistress – we would take that information with a grain salt, although.
Wendy is as soon as once more being known as out for a seemingly sincere mistake she made throughout a latest Hot Topics section her present when she mistook Kylie Minogue for Kylie Jenner. Wendy was discussing the Glastonbury Festival line-up that is positioned in Pilton, Somerset (which she mentioned was in London) and whereas studying that one the headliners was Kylie, Wendy simply assumed it was a Jenner.
“Everyone’s gonna be there, from The Killers to Kylie Jenner!” she exclaimed to her viewers, Daily Mail. “No she does not sing, however you guys observe her, so she’s going to be there doing what she does.”
For those that do not know, Kylie Minogue is an Australian pop singer who’s had some recognizable success, promoting greater than 80 million data worldwide.
We cannot say for certain whether or not Wendy averted her disaster a mistake, however individuals on Twitter have one thing to say. Peep the reactions beneath.
A screenshot Cardi B‘s Instagram Story surfaced earlier this week which read, “Ain’t no hoe taking my spot. Stop BAPPIN.” Many thought this was a dig at Megan Thee Stallion however Cardi took to social media to clear up the rumors.
Cardi B made it clear that she does not have any feud with Megan Thee Stallion. She took to Twitter to make clear the Instagram Story, claiming that she hasn’t even actually been on-line within the first place.
“I barely been getting on-line. I haven’t been speaking to no one simply straight selling! Stop placing me in bullshit let me preserve minding my enterprise in peace. Thank you,” she wrote.
Megan Thee Stallion additionally appeared to handle the rumors shortly after Cardi.
“If you’re an actual hottie, please unfold positivity. we actual round right here and we fw all people that fw us. No dry hating no dry beef,” she wrote on Twitter.
Megan Thee Stallion lately addressed the competitors amongst feminine rappers. She defined the aggressive nature is an element hip-hop however in some unspecified time in the future, it will not essentially be like that eternally.
“I really feel like since, like, eternally, it has solely been, like, one feminine rapper at a time. And naturally, ladies are aggressive. So I really feel like, with out beef, hip-hop most likely wouldn’t even be what it’s, so it’s good to have, like, somewhat pleasant competitors right here and there,” Megan mentioned informed Essence. “ Just as a result of we is likely to be rapping about some the identical issues, we’re not doing it in the identical method. There’s sufficient room for all us to eat. So as quickly as we will get that collectively, then we’ll be all proper.”
New York, NY – YBN Almighty Jay has one more reason to rejoice this week. According to TMZ, the 19-year-old Houston native received’t face any felony expenses for allegedly robbing SkinnyFromThe9 of $80,000 price of money and jewellery.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office reportedly stated the case was rejected as a result of “the sufferer wasn’t out there.” As a outcome, Almighty Jay is off the hook.
The information comes lower than 24 hours after J. Prince recovered Almighty Jay’s stolen Rap-A-Lot chain, which was nabbed throughout a vicious New York City avenue brawl final month. During the assault, Almighty Jay was hit over the pinnacle with a bottle of Hennessy, requiring 300 stitches in his face.
Prince says he’s getting the chain again to its rightful proprietor quickly.
Oakley and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, have right now introduced an historic partnership, because the reigning NFL MVP turns into the primary ever soccer participant to affix Team Oakley.
As half the partnership, Mahomes will assist the model’s revolutionary lens know-how, Prizm. According to Oakley, Prizm has turned eyewear into very important sports activities gear – dramatically enhancing element and serving to enhance efficiency by offering ultra-precise shade tuning for particular environments, together with soccer.
( Via Oakley)
In celebration the partnership, Mahomes will probably be featured in Oakley’s “SEE IT IN PRIZM” marketing campaign, which “by way of Obsession and the revolutionary lens know-how provides athletes all ranges the boldness to be greater than they ever believed they might be – to trip sooner, leap larger, throw extra precisely and turn out to be higher.”
“I’m honored to affix the Oakley household as the primary ever soccer athlete,” mentioned Mahomes. “After spending time at Oakley HQ and assembly with the model’s innovators, designers and scientists, I do know that collectively we will push the boundaries what is feasible in sport efficiency and past.”
Off-the-field, Mahomes will put on a spread life-style eyewear, together with Sutro (obtainable now) and the all-new Ahyris Collection, which drops in May.
The official lineup for Woodstock 50 is right here.
JAY-Z and Chance the Rapper, together with The Killers, Santana, and Dead & Company, are among the many headliners for a live performance commemorating the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking competition, which can happen Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen, New York, about 115 miles northwest of the unique competition in 1969.
Over 80 artists will carry out on the Watkins Glen International speedway over three days together with Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monáe, Common, Vince Staples, Akon, Halsey, and India.Arie. The numerous invoice additionally consists of The Black Keys, Run the Jewels, Earl Sweatshirt, Imagine Dragons, Leon Bridges, and Taylor Bennett.
The authentic Woodstock was held on a farm in Bethel, New York that has been changed into an attraction by The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. A separate anniversary occasion will likely be held on the authentic web site on Aug. 16-18, in response to The Associated Press.
Tickets go on sale April 22. See the total lineup under.
After being delayed attributable to Hurricane Florence final 12 months, the Dreamville Festival will go on.
J. Cole has revealed the brand new lineup for his inaugural fest, which is ready to happen on Saturday, April 6 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In addition to Cole because the headliner, the star-studded lineup consists of 21 Savage, Big Sean, SZA, 6LACK, and Nelly. The pageant may even characteristic performances from Teyana Taylor, Davido, and Mez, together with North Carolina’s personal Rapsody and King Mez. The total Dreamville roster may even hit the stage together with Bas, J.I.D, Cozz, EarthGang, Ari Lennox, Omen, and Lute.
The pageant was initially set to happen Sept. 15, however was rescheduled attributable to Hurricane Florence which prompted evacuations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and elements of Virginia.
For weeks, Joe Budden and SureJulz have been going forwards and backwards on social media in a heated feud. During the meat, Julz, who has been influential in growing artists like 070 Shake, has gotten dragged arduous by the general public. She’s been accused being a “tradition vulture” and Budden has possible been her most vocal critic. The feud hit a brand new excessive when Daniel Caesar determined to chime in, sending a message to his Instagram followers and talking his thoughts throughout a drunken rant this week.
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Canadian singer Daniel Caesar bought a little bit tipsy final evening and determined to talk on a number of issues which have been bothering him. He began f by telling all people that he is “able to get cancelled” earlier than sending a message to the black folks watching his stream. “I do not know which black persons are in right here however I would like you guys to speak up proper now,” mentioned Caesar. “Why are we being so imply to Julz? Why are we being so imply to white folks proper now? That’s a severe query. Why is it that we’re allowed to be disrespectful and impolite to all people else and when anyone else returns any kind vitality to us — that is not equality. I do not wanna be handled like I am unable to take a joke. I simply went through the fucking Chappelle shit and I needed to like, within the second, acknowledge that I used to be being fucking delicate.”
The dialog bought passionate with Daniel Caesar contemplating the truth that white folks have “been imply” to black folks previously however he and his pals are all for “bridging the hole.” Many social media customers are fended by his speech whereas others are all for it. The rant was fueled by his emotions on the SureJulz vs. Joe Budden spat, with the artist talking on Budden close to the top. Which aspect do you stand on?
Adidas has plans to launch a brand new “Volt” colorway the Deerupt S, the sequel to the distinctive wanting Deerupt operating sneaker.
Similar to the primary rendition, the Deerupt S comes outfitted with a netting that covers the complete silhouette. However, Adidas has added some attention-grabbing design parts, giving the sneaker an entire new vibe.
As described by Adidas, the Deerupt silhouette “is outlined by a standout minimalist design.” The kicks are highlighted by a mesh webbing that covers the higher and midsole, in addition to a versatile, collapsible higher that makes them simple to pack on your trip or enterprise journey. The light-weight sneakers are constructed to ship a comfortable, comfy really feel.
These are all parts that followers the unique Adidas Deerupt can count on within the newest iteration – the Deerupt S.
A launch date for the upcoming Volt rendition has not but been introduced, however it’s believed the kicks (priced at $110) can be obtainable within the coming weeks.
Travis Scott sat down with Nas for the newest difficulty of Playboy. During their hour-long dialog, the Astroworld MC and rap legend mentioned the ability of the web and the way it has impacted their careers and the best way they launch music.
“You can attain the world now,” stated Scott, whereas Nas added, “Because of the web. We can go do a tune proper now and put it up. We don’t need to ask no person. The file business really follows what we do, particularly when you make your title within the sport.”
During the retro shoot, which passed off at a midcentury mansion within the Hollywood Hills, Nas spoke about altering with the instances. “I can keep me, certain, however the problem is to stick with what’s happening,” he stated. “If you take a look at the nice ones from again then, plenty of them have 4 albums; they’d brief careers. That’s modified now. All the restrictions are gone. You could be free to make your music.”
Travis shared his admiration for Nas. “I received an entire different line of respect for a way you got here into the sport,” he stated, whereas additionally citing James Blake, Björk, and Kid Cudi as inspirations. “One of my idols is Kid Cudi and the best way he tells his tales about how he felt as a child rising up, like the place he’s from. I associated to that. I adopted my very own type of storytelling–whether or not it’s by way of melodies or by way of raps or each.”
Later within the dialog, Nas applauded Travis for not abiding by the outdated guidelines, shying away from crimson carpets and overlaying his face in images. “I dwell vicariously by way of you once you do this, bro, as a result of I really feel you on that,” he stated. “You right here to do the music and depart your stain on this world. Whether you be in entrance of them cameras or not, you don’t even care.”
Travis defined that he doesn’t really feel “compelled to talk on political points,” to which Nas agreed. “One factor we are able to’t enable politics to do is take over our thoughts and make us fall into their sport,” he stated. “What’s happening within the information may devour our lives. If that occurs, life doesn’t go on. We have to proceed happening.”
In parting, Nas supplied his youthful peer some phrases of encouragement. “The hip-hop sport is about staying and sustaining and maintaining it going. You’re a terrific rapper, however they will’t simply put you in a rapper field, as a result of your music goes in so many various instructions. You’re a rock star, and it all the time was like that.”
Over the previous couple years, Jordan Brand has been trying so as to add some progressive motifs to their hottest silhouette, the Air Jordan 1. Most these eclectic takes on the shoe have been completely for ladies, however now, it appears as if Jordan Brand is right here with a unisex possibility for individuals who need to experiment with the look the Jordan 1. This newest mannequin has the very same form and options as the traditional Jordan 1, besides this time round there’s a layer cargo webbing on the aspect panels.
Thanks to the cargo aesthetic, these kicks look as if they’ve a bit a army really feel to them. Based on the newest photos courtesy Nike, it seems as if this shoe will likely be coming in two colorways to begin. The first colorway is available in a easy all-over black with a white Nike swoosh and wings emblem. Meanwhile, the second mannequin has a sail higher with a navy blue swoosh and wings emblem.
As proper now, there are not any launch particulars on these sneakers though now that the ficial photos are right here, you may anticipate them throughout the coming months.
The rivalry between UFC fighters Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington may be very actual. Usman just lately received the Welterweight title at UFC 235 and is now set to tackle Covington in his first ever title protection. After Usman’s UFC 235 combat, the 2 got here face-to-face as Covington was carrying a Make America Great Again hat. Covington has been sending photographs at Usman for a while now and he feels as if it is all gone too far. Both fighters even nearly bought right into a combat at a neighborhood resort whereas staying in Las Vegas.
In a current interview with TMZ Sports, Usman defined his distaste for Covington and the way a lot he would wish to beat him within the Octagon.
“Every opponent that I’ve confronted, I’ve by no means actually had sick will in direction of. I’ve by no means had unhealthy blood to the place I used to be in there maliciously making an attempt to harm them,” Usman defined. “This is a man that I’ve that in direction of.”
As far as their current altercations, Usman says that Covington has been a coward at each flip and even put an outdated lady in entrance him as a protect.
“You cannot be that troll after which after I see you in particular person you wish to disguise behind an outdated woman!” Usman mentioned.
Regardless whose aspect you are on, that is going to be an incredible combat.