Post Malone To Host Online Celebrity Beer Pong Tournament: Report

Post Malone plans to hold a massive, online, celebrity beer bong tournament on Instagram Live to raise money for COVID-19 relief funds.

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The “The Ballina Cup,” as its being called, will be held over eight days with a total 16 participants. TMZ says celebrities will include Travis Kelce, Rob Gronkowski, Sports Illustrated Swim model Camille Kostek, Johnny Manziel, Machine Gun Kelly, Kane Brown, Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger, and more. 

The event will be conducted through video chat from the celebrities’ homes, in accordance with social distancing practices. Entry fees will be collected and given to relief funds.

The Ballina Cup begins next week, with two matches per night. A trophy and wrestling belt will be awarded to the winner.

Planning the Ballina Cup, reportedly, is not taking away from Malone’s time in the studio. His longtime manager Dre London hinted at the rapper being in “Quarantine Album mode,” last week: “I’m sorry I can’t stay away from my brother Posty! I’ll take the chance,” wrote the music executive on Instagram. “Tonight we made a smash on FaceTime now we gonna just go into Quarantine Album mode! If we don’t connect energy how the world] gonna enjoy this summer?”


Young Thug & Lil Baby’s "Bad Bad Bad" Goes Platinum

It’s hard to imagine that there was once a time when Young Thug wasn’t moving units like a heavyweight, with many fans feeling like he wasn’t getting the attention he deserved. That all seemed to change with So Much Fun, Thugger’s ficial “debut” album — though that feels more like a technicality than a truth. Whatever you prefer to call it, the project proved to be Thug’s first number one album, spawning heavy-hitting singles like Lil Baby collaboration “Bad Bad Bad” and the Gunna-assisted “Hot.” 

Young Thug & Lil Baby's "Bad Bad Bad" Goes Platinum

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Given that Lil Baby himself has grown into a commercial juggernaut in his own right, it was only a matter time before “Bad Bad Bad” secured the pair another platinum plaque. The YSL IG page came through to make the announcement, confirming that the Wheezy-laced banger was the third single f the album to secure the honor – the first being the J. Cole and Travis Scott-assisted lead single “The London,” with the second being the aforementioned “Hot.”

At this rate, it feels like So Much Fun will join the prestigious platinum club before all is said and done. It’s already gold, and many are still finding treasures to unpack amid all those carefully arranged nooks and crannies. Given that Thugger is supposed to be dropping f Punk, his previously-announced sophomore album, it’s unclear as to whether he’ll be issuing further So Much Fun singles. But even if he opts to stay the course and wait, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the album hit the big leagues eventually. Congratulation to Young Thug and Lil Baby!

Future Unleashes New Track ‘Tycoon’

Future has the cure for your cabin fever.

The Freebandz rapper is helping fans get through trying times with new music. On Friday, Future dropped his surprise track “Tycoon” along with a video. Hndrxx boasts about his “big dog” lifestyle including chinchilla sheets and “Balencies” on his feet. “I’m a big dog, they a little son to me,” raps Lori Harvey’s boyfriend. “Till they throw the sheets on me I’m goin’ crazy.”

The Eif Rivera-directed clip captures the jet-setter, flying private with his model girlfriend and riding in his Rolls-Royce Ghost. But jealous ones still envy. While he’s living his life, a group of armed men try to break into his house. “Ain’t going no no, streets dangerous,” raps Future.

“Tycoon” marks Future’s first solo release this year. Back in January, he and Drake released their collaboration “Life Is Good,” which has been certified 2x platinum.

Kehlani Burner Account Responds To PARTYNEXTDOOR Cheating Song: Report

Kehlani and PARTYNEXTDOOR dated for a little while a few years ago before the Bay Area singer spent some time with Kyrie Irving, sparking tons headlines about infidelity and their highly-public break-up. Around that time, a song leaked that many believed was about the cheating that occurred during their relationship. That track finally earned an ficial release, titled “Savage Anthem,” on PND’s new album PARTYMOBILEand a new lyric was added about the “smell” left in the living room after their split.

Kehlani actually ended up responding to the speculation that the line was about her in a since-deleted tweet, but then it appears as though she logged onto a burner account to defend herself further.

“I broke her f in the livin’ room/There is a smell in the livin’ room,” says Party in the song, which also mentions his return to Oakland, which is where Lani resides. Kehlani ended up speaking out, deleting a post which read: “Because I see you’re tryna go viral and this is hella annoying, this is a true story about smelling the OTHER woman thus confirming the cheating, but go f tho fr.”

Interestingly enough, eagle-eyed fans saw that an avatar-less account was tweeting VERY similar things after the post vanished, meaning that Kehlani was possibly operating from an unknown prile.

“He’s talking about the girl he cheated with, don’t be so fucking dense trying to go viral,” wrote the supposed burner account, which has the clever username @burnaboy373.

Do you think Kehlani was using a burner account or is this all just one big coincidence?

Rihanna Returns with PARTYNEXTDOOR Collaboration ‘Believe It’

Rihanna is back.

While fans patiently await her new album, the pop icon holds them over with her first new music in nearly three years. RiRi links with PARTYNEXTDOOR on “Believe It,” a single off his new album PARTYMOBILE.

The slinky R&B jam finds Rihanna dueting with PND over a laid-back groove, produced by Bizness Boi, Cardiak, and Ninetyfour. “That’s when we believe it / Believe you want to see me,” sings RiRi.

The two previously worked together on Rihanna’s ANTI tracks “Work” and “Sex with Me,” as well as DJ Khaled’s chart-topping hit “Wild Thoughts.”

“Believe It” marks the first song from Rihanna since her 2017 N.E.R.D. collaboration “Lemon.” Meanwhile, fans continue to wait for her ninth album. She was recently in the studio with The Neptunes working on the long-awaited project. “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” she told Vogue of the follow-up to 2016’s ANTI. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae.”

In addition to Rihanna, PARTYMOBILE features the Drake-assisted single “Loyal” and the remix with Bad Bunny.

Governors Ball, Isle of Wight, and Download '20 Nixed Due to COVID-19

Governors Ball, Isle of Wight, and Download '20 Nixed Due to COVID-19

Governors Ball 2016 entrance. (photo: Zusowski)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of three more high-profile music-industry events, as organizers nixed the 2020 Governors Ball, Download Festival, and Isle of Wight Festival today.

In a press release, Governors Ball planners indicated that “it is neither safe nor prudent to move forward with our June dates”; the three-day festival had been set to take place between June 5th and June 7th, with the likes of Tame Impala, Tones and I, Vampire Weekend, and other popular acts having been booked to perform.

The press release also stated that the team behind the Randall’s Island, New York, festival had been working to establish a ble postponement date, only to find “that there are no sufficient options available.” Instead, Governors Ball’s team has started planning for 2021; passholders can transfer their tickets to next year’s edition or request a refund.

This marks the second consecutive year of bad luck for the Governors Ball, which was plagued by severe thunderstorms in 2019.

Next, England’s Isle of Wight was also cancelled outright. In a statement, organizers emphasized that “the decision [to cancel 2020’s event] has not been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work.” Lionel Richie, Snow Patrol, The Libertines, and others had been set to headline the four-day event, which was to begin on June 11th and end on June 14th.

Isle of Wight ticketholders’ refunds will be processed “very soon,” and would-be attendees will have the option to carry their passes over to 2021’s festival.

Finally, the main Download Festival, which was expected to initiate on June 12th and conclude on June 14th, was called off today. Previously, Download Japan and Download Australia were axed because of coronavirus concerns. Download UK’s organizers made clear that “it just isn’t possible for the 2020 festival to go ahead.”

Download 2020 had booked Kiss, Iron Maiden, The Offspring, and additional prominent rock bands to play. The festival’s third-party ticketing company will be contacting passholders about refunds in the near future; as with Isle of Wight and the Governors Ball, these individuals will have the opportunity to transfer their tickets to Download 2021.

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the cancellation and postponement of many tours and music festivals, including Coachella, Stagecoach, Ultra Miami, Bonnaroo, to name some.

DJ Khaled Previews Array Of Air Jordan 4 Colorways

DJ Khaled is one the most high prile sneakerheads in hip-hop and if you’ve ever seen his collection, you’ve probably come away feeling extremely jealous. Khaled has his very own sneaker with Jumpman and the brand is constantly sending him shoes before they actually come out. Recently, the infamous DJ got his hands on some Air Jordan 4s that have yet to reach the marketplace.

In the tweet below, you can find some snapshots from Khaled’s IG story. Here, you can see the “Court Purple,”Metallic Red,” and even an orange colorway. These are going to be some interesting releases and fans will be excited to see some early in-hand looks. 

In the background Khaled’s video, you can even see the Air Jordan 13 “Flint” and Air Jordan 11 Low “Bred Concord.” It’s clear that Khaled is well connected and getting pairs before any us mere mortals. Regardless, it’s nice to see what these look like outside the context ficial images. So far, they look pretty great and we can’t wait to see some on-foot photos in the near future.

Let us know in the comments below what you think these and whether or not you plan on copping.

Kodak Black Moved To New York Prison Because Of Coronavirus

Kodak Black has already been transferred to a different prison because  his complaints earlier this year, moving from Florida to Kentucky. Because the coronavirus outbreak, he has been moved once more, this time calling New York his home.

Somehow, the 22-year-old rapper has access to a phone behind bars. He has been sharing updates on a regular basis, posting pictures himself and sharing his postal address for fans to send him mail. Informing his supporters that he is no longer at the Kentucky penitentiary, the recording artist told the world that he was transferred to New York, where he will stay until the coronavirus health crisis ends.

“This Where I’m At Until This Corona shit Ova Wit,” wrote Kodak Black on Twitter, sharing the address for Niagara County Jail in New York. 

The rapper is currently serving time for falsifying information on a gun application. He lied about being a convicted felon on the paperwork, leading to his harsh sentence over three years.

Despite being moved twice in a matter months, Kodak Black is holding his head high, thinking what’s waiting for him on the outside. Earlier today, he shared a photo actress Zendaya on his Instagram page, shooting his shot at the star and hoping that she’s available when he’s released. 

Kodak Black Moved To New York Prison Because Of Coronavirus
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Free Yak.

Doja Cat Drags Amazon’s Alexa On Roddy Ricch’s Behalf

Doja Cat has had it with her “useless” Amazon Alexa, after the voice-operated device failed to play Roddy Ricch‘s #1 hit, “The Box.” Sometimes, the gadgets that were invented to make our lives easier end up making them ten times harder, and nobody knows that struggle more than Ms. Doja. The rapper found herself in the midst a major “first world problem” during one her many Instagram live sessions recently, after her Alexa was unable to follow her instructions. It appears as though Doja was already in the midst dealing with Alexa’s shortcomings when a clip from the live begins, as she tells her viewers to prepare themselves for the AI’s incompetence.

“Hey Alexa…play ‘The Box’ by Roddy Ricch,” she tells the device. “She doesn’t know,” she then quietly says to her phone screen. “She’s f*cking useless. Watch.” A silence follows, and Doja makes another attempt to play the chart-topping smash hit. “I can’t find ‘The Box’ by Roddy Ricch,” Alexa responds, much to Doja’s frustration. “She’s f*ckin’ useless,” she repeats. “She’s so trash.” Doja makes a third attempt at getting the song to play, but Alexa still can’t seem to carry out her request. “Hmm, I don’t know that one,” Alexa tells her. “Oh, b*tch, you didn’t even listen to the whole thing that I said,” Doja exclaims, before explaining how she tragically “has to go through her] whole phone to play music.”

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“I can’t just tell her—that’s the coolest feature and I can’t even do that,” she points out. We feel your pain Doja. It is a little peculiar, considering “The Box” has spent a whopping 11 weeks and counting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. You’d think that Alexa would at least be familiar with the world-stopping hit.

Kodak Black Is Obsessed With Zendaya

It’s nice to know that even though we’re in the middle a global health crisis, Kodak Black still has his priorities right. Back on Valentine’s Day, the Florida native wrote a poem for Euphoria actress Zendaya, wishing she would pay him a visit in prison. At the time, the display affection seemed sporadic, especially considering the two don’t have much a history at all. Several moments ago, the rapper showed his love to the star again, this time posting a picture her randomly on his page.

“Beautiful Picture @zendaya,” commented Kodak on the picture, which shows Zendaya with another female model. Not much context was fered as to why he decided to share the image, but it’s always nice to hear from Kodak Black these days.

Kodak Black Is Obsessed With Zendaya
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It’s unclear if these two have ever even met, which makes the situation even more perplex. However, Kodak Black simply isn’t letting up. He may be locked up for the next few years but, when he gets out, he wants a shot with Zendaya.

The “ZEZE” artist was arrested last year for lying on an application to buy a firearm. He stated that he was not a convicted felon but, after a quick background check, the feds discovered that he’s been convicted for several crimes in the past.

Do you think he has a chance with Zendaya?

PARTYNEXTDOOR & Rihanna Single Dropping Tonight

After teasing a new studio album for much this year, PARTYNEXTDOOR will finally unleash his most recent body work upon us tonight. Titled PARTYMOBILE, the album is set to be one the Canadian artist’s best works yet. Considering the amount time he’s put into it, fans are expecting a masterpiece and this next tidbit information may guide us in leaning toward that same school thought.

Already, we’ve received a couple smooth bangers from PND during the lead-up to his new album’s release. One which featured the likes Drake. His next single has been announced and, apparently, it will feature none other than the Bajan Beauty herself, Rihanna.

According to a tweet by ChartData, PARTYMOBILE will include a collaboration between PARTYNEXTDOOR and Rihanna, circling back to their previous link-up on “Work.” While PND did not end up on the final version that song, he is credited as one the songwriters, having contributed a reference track and everything.

The tracklist has not been released yet for the new album but it is expected to arrive before the album drops at midnight. Party and Rih were spotted in the studio together last year, which is initially what ramped up rumors this collaboration. Finally, it looks like the song will be arriving imminently.

PARTYNEXTDOOR & Rihanna Single Dropping Tonight
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D-Nice Launches Monster ‘Homeschool Playlist’ Exclusively Through Spotify

D-Nice has launched a massive curated playlist — the appropriately titled Homeschool Playlist — exclusively through Spotify. Boasting over 50 songs from a range of artists, including The Emotions, Stevie Wonder, Rick James, CHIC and Bonnie Pointer, the idea behind the playlist is to encourage fans to try to stay positive and keep dancing.

“I am honored and humbled to partner with Spotify on the official Homeschool Playlist,” D-Nice said in a press release. “This list will rotate on songs that are guaranteed to make listeners dance and enjoy themselves. Stay tuned for more updates to this list.”

The playlist was inspired by his epic “social distancing party” on Instagram Live that took place last week. On Saturday (March 21), over 100,000 people had tuned in to watch the Boogie Down Productions DJ do his thing — from former First Lady Michelle Obama and Rihanna to Will Smith and Drake.

Subsequently, it earned the hashtag #ClubQuarantine.

In a recent video interview with Jimmy Fallon, D-Nice spoke about the importance of music in a time like this.

“When you’re feeding off of a crowd, you’re trying to play for the crowd,” he said.”I’m reading their body languages, I want them to hear what they want to hear. 100,000 people were in that Live to hear what I wanted to play, and I was able to play from my heart … so I was able to just do what I love and it was a beautiful experience.”

Numerous artists are using Instagram Live to stay connected to their fans and peers as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the world. Questlove, DJ Premier, Cut Chemist, Lord Finesse and Erykah Badu are just a few of those sharing their talents with the online community.

Lil Baby Shows Off Icy New 1017 Chain From Gucci Mane

We may all be sequestered to our respective homes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t communicate with the ones you love. Whether it be virtually or through the good ol’ fashioned mail, there are ways to reach out and send your love to your friends and family, and if you choose the latter method, you can even send more than love– you can send a care package filled with goodies.

We don’t know if this is what Gucci Mane did when he sent Lil Baby an icy new chain, but we’d like to imagine it is. “How The Fucc You Get A 1017 Ain’t You 4PF,” he postures to his followers in the caption. Gucci, for his part, has been busy signing new artists, and asking his fans who he should sign. Among those new signees is Ola Runt, whom Baby shouts out in his caption.

In response to Baby sharing his iced out 1017 chain with the world, Gucci also commented and big upped the rapper in the process– quite the compliment coming from Gucci– he replied, “U saved the city Vato.”

What do you think? Did Lil Baby save the ATL? Peep the chain below.

Drake Demands Rihanna Drop Her Album During DJ Spade & Night Owl Sound’s Instagram Battle

Drake and Rihanna both wound up commenting on DJ Spade’s Instagram Live session on Tuesday night (March 24) as Spade was battling Night Owl Sound. At one point, Drake — who was physically with Spade — told Rihanna to “drop R12 right now,” a reference to her long awaited follow-up to 2016’s ANTI.

“They brought a celebrity to the clash,” she replied. “weak!”

Their playful banter continued with the 6 God jokingly telling RiRi she had a “bad attitude.” Rihanna added, “Give Drake some water.”

Drake and Rihanna collaborated on the song “Work” in 2016 and were romantically involved on-and-off for years. But in a 2018 interview with Vogue, the Barbadian singer stated they were no longer friends while discussing Drake’s awkward speech about her at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

“The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal,” she said. “Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast.

Drake Demands Rihanna Drop Her Album During DJ Spade & Night Owl Sound’s Instagram Battle

Rihanna Putting The Brakes On Drake Duets

She added, “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”

Judging by their recent IG Live exchange, that appears to have slightly changed.

Drake & Funk Flex Fire Shots At Each Other

Drake and Funk Flex have been at odds for the better part the past decade and clearly, they’ve yet to settle the score. Their entire feud surrounds Drake’s pen and whether or not he writes his own lyrics. Surely, it has been proven on numerous occasions that he does but the use “ghostwriters” has continued to haunt the Canadian rapper to this day.

Drake & Funk Flex Fire Shots At Each Other
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Things haven’t settled between either party just yet, either. As everyone stays inside their homes, presumably scrolling through the timeline, a few DJs hosted an Instagram Live story to help bring the club to the comfort everyone’s home. DJ Spade and Night Owl Sound were spinning tunes as they hosted an Instagram Live session last night but unlike the actual club, there’s no telling who’ll be joining forces. Drake and Rihanna were among the guests in the Live session, engaging in banter with one another. 

That’s when Funk Flex entered the fray. Though the interaction was kept to a minimum, they made sure to get whatever they had to say f their chest. Drake swiftly caught Funk Flex in the chat, writing, “Funk Flex guh weh pussy.” It appears that Flex got a bit excited when things began to pop f and had to remind Drake that he isn’t “hard.”

“Drake!!! Talking Tuff!!!! (U ain’t tuff n***a),” Flex replied. Clearly the two have no intention squashing their beef anytime soon. Peep the interaction below.