Jordyn Woods has been close family friends the Smith family since she was just a baby. The 21-year-old has posted throwback images her and Jaden Smith many times over, solidifying the family’s closeness. When Jordyn was cut from the Kardashian family earlier this year after she kissed Tristan Thompson, it was Jada’s Red Table Talk show she paid a visit to so she could speak her truth with someone she felt comfortable with. Jada recently stated how “a lot things transpired behind-the-scenes” making it “imperative” for her to interview Jordyn on her show.
In light Jada’s 48th birthday, Jordyn has come through to pen a sweet note about the actress and how much she means to her. “Always watching our backs♥️ Happy Birthday to a woman that means so much to me,” she captioned an image Jada looking over a young Jordyn hugging a baby Jaden.
“I don’t believe in clapping back, or reacting out emotion,” Jordyn recently explained the Tristan kiss. “I could have handled this a million different ways, but I just went with what felt the most natural to me. Would I ever have wanted this to happen? Never. But sh*t happens. And in the end, I never want to see anyone hurt; I would hate to be the reason for anyone’s pain. We all have to go to sleep with ourselves at night.”
Atlanta, GA – November is a special month for Red Bull, as they generally tie down a nice town for 30 days and deliver nonstop performances.
For 2019, the ante has been indefinitely upped. Red Bull is unveiling the news on not one but two music festivals in Atlanta and Chicago.
From November 1-14, Atlanta will host knockout talent such as Teyana Taylor, Ari Lennox, Shawty Redd, Zaytoven and Lex Luger for performances and panels. Zeltron a.k.a. Denzel Curry and Joey Bada$$ will also reunite for another edition of Zeltron Vs. Zombies.
From November 17-30, the festivities will head to Chicago where Lupe Fiasco will perform his HipHopDX perfectly-rated debut album Food & Liquor in full. Tierra Whack will also headline her first Chicago show, and Theaster Gates will curate a Black Monastic at Garfield Park Conservatory.
Saba, Pivot Gang, Jamila Woods, and Smino’s Zero Fatigue are among the other notables scheduled to take the stage in the Windy City.
Broward County, FL – Trayvon Newsome, one of the men accused of murdering XXXTENTACION, is hoping a judge will give him a path to getting out of jail. According to The Blast, his lawyer has filed documents requesting a judge set bail for his client.
Newsome’s lawyer contends his client is permitted to have a pre-trial release on bond. Newsome has been behind bars since August 7, 2018, when he surrendered to police and was booked on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.
“Defendant is presently being denied bond,” his lawyer argued in court documents obtained by The Blast. “Defendant is entitled to bond as a matter or right, unless proof is evidence and the presumption of guilt is great.”
Newsome is one of four suspects in the XXXTENTACION homicide case. Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright and Dedrick Williams have also been charged with first-degree murder. An indictment identified Newsome and Boatwright as the gunmen.
XXXTENTACION was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18, 2018. He was 20 years old.
A few months ago, reports surfaced about a wealthy Democratic donor who was at the center an overdose controversy. In January, a man was found dead after an overdose at Ed Buck’s house. Now, you may have not heard about Ed Buck but he was rich and donated a lot money to the Democratic party. Although the overdose in January may have seemed like an accident, a 37-year-old man had a non-fatal overdose last week at Buck’s home.
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According to CNN, Buck, a prominent LGBTQ+ activist, has been charged with three felony counts battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house. He was arraigned this week following the 37-year-old man’s overdose at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. He was arraigned on the charges today. Prosecutors are now urging the judge to set bail at.
At this point, there are three known overdoses that have occurred at his home. Two them were fatal while the most recent one on September 11th wasn’t. The D.A. confirmed that all three them were caused by meth overdoses. 26-year-old Gemmel Moore as found dead at Buck’s house in July 2017. However, there wasn’t enough evidence proving Buck’s role in that death.
Moore’s mother later filed a suit against Buck, claiming he “had a predatory and injurious system soliciting Black men and watching them cling to life.”
Buck wasn’t charged for the death Timothy Dean who died in January 2019.
Ja Rule is back to dissing 50 Cent. On Wednesday (September 18), the Murder Inc. vet reposted a photo of his longtime adversary posing with the currently incarcerated Tekashi 6ix9ine with the words “SNITCH” and “WANKSTA” written in all caps.
He included a caption from the Black Family Mafia Instagram account that clearly warns the Power mogul to stay out of Detroit.
“HEY FOOFY DONT WORRY ABOUT WHAT WE DOING WITH THE SUPREME TEAM MOVIE,” Rule wrote in the since-deleted post. “WORRY ABOUT GETTING MORE POLICE SECURITY!!”
From there, Rule reposted BMF’s “public service announcement,” which accuses 50 of being a phony.
“Dear Fake Ass Rapper @50cent @starz @markcanton Please get off our dick and stop doing interviews speaking on shit you know nothing about boy,” it read. “You dont have your facts straight about #bmf clown ass nigga #youwasntthere.
“You are just a groupie cuz trying to figure out shit about Real G’s and what happened 30 yrs ago when you was a little broke boy who couldn’t even pee straight. Never try to depict or describe what we built and put together YOU FAKE ASS BITCH.”
BMF continued, “So you understand #westillhere. Not one major artist in the ATL came out to support your fraudulent #bmf casting call. Its a reason why you ain’t come back to the D.
“Fact is you been gas lighting the public for the last 5yrs with that same ole bullshit lies. How many times we gotta tell you this aint some fairytale shit made up by a bunch of white writers in Hollywood like #power Matter of Fact You Banned DONT COME TO DETROIT.”
Rule and BMF’s posts come shortly after 50 objected to Rule’s upcoming Supreme Team movie on Instagram.
During a recent interview with The Outlaws Radio show, Irv Gotti revealed plans for the film, which will revolve around Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff and the Supreme Team. He claimed Jamie Foxx had agreed to play McGriff.
McGriff, who has a close relationship with Murder Inc., was once accused of being connected to 50’s attempted murder. Fiddy quickly took his grievances to Instagram and said he’d already talked to Foxx about it.
“This shit isn’t even set up at a studio, stop using Jamie name,” 50 wrote in the caption. “I talk to him already you can fucking forget about it Buck O. Y’all not even from South Side, get the fuck outta here. I’m doing that story with Bimmy at STARZ. LOL get ya weight up.”
The post reads “Not as long as I’m alive” across the front of it.
Nike has launched an all-new collection Air Max 270 Reacts, all which are inspired by five different genres music, including Hip-Hop, EDM, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Punk Rock.
Each the Air Max 270 Reacts come equipped with specially designed insoles that nod the genre they are inspired by, even more so than the actual colorway itself. You can find the purchase links for the Nike Air Max 270 React “Music Pack” in the tweet embedded below.
The Air Max 270 React, one the most comfortable sneakers in recent memory, combines Nike’s first lifestyle Air unit, the 270, with the brand’s stest, smoothest and most resilient foam, Nike React, to form a new articulation Air Max.
Check out the Music Pack below, and click here to purchase one the five or design your own.
The duo that is EarthGang might’ve been making a name for themselves on the underground market for over a decade, but the breakout success 2015’s Strays with Rabies brought them the attention J. Cole. Once signed to Dreamville, the duo Doctur Dot & Johnny Venus put out an excellent trilogy EPs, stole the show on Revenge the Dreamers III, and generated a ton buzz for themselves over the past year. Last week, after months anticipation, the duo released their debut album under Dreamville called Mirrorland, and we now have the first week sales numbers.
According to HitsDoubleDaily, Mirrorland moved 11,856 units in its first week, 2,090 which were pure album sales and 9,607 were streaming equivalent albums. While many people might brush f 11K as a bad week, one must remember these guys don’t have any radio support or huge singles and features.
For what its worth, Post Malone ended up landing the #1 album this week, selling 492K units his new album Hollywood’s Bleeding.
Be sure to help Earthgang out by revisiting the album right here if you haven’t done so already. Read our review Mirrorlandhere.
When Drake was given the key to the city Toronto it clearly meant he was able to open any door he wants and one those doors has given him special permission to break a city bylaw. According to CTV News, Drake has been permitted to build extra tall fences on the outside his Toronto mansion for the sake security concerns.
“The amount people that try to come onto this property during the day and at night is very, very significant,” Brad Rafauli, vice-president the Ferris Rafauli Architectural Design Build Group said in a meeting. “Security is really left in his hands.” The city Toronto doesn’t allow residents to have fences taller than two meters (6.5 f). The “Feel No Ways” musician already spent $1 million on 20-foot cedar trees to line the home but apparently it’s simply not enough.
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A representative attended the meeting on behalf one Drake’s neighbor who’s against the move but other than that, Brad stated that there’s been “very little opposition.”
“Everyone knows where he eats, where he sleeps, and that has really freaked him out,” he added. “Security is really, really high on the list.”
50 Cent has been doing a press run through all the major hip hop radio stations and his latest stop was at Big Boy’s The Neighborhood. They spoke for an hour and spent some time discussing 50’s rise in the game, which course, is indebted to his relationship with Eminem. After Big Boy asked about their relationship today and the kind things they talk about, 50 reminisced about a proposed joint tour with him, Em, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
According to 50, Em was the one who had reservations about it and ultimately turned it down. Around the 30-minute mark the interview, 50 explains, “You do not believe how much money we would’ve made. And Em was like—there was so many dates at the time that we laid it out—that he was like, ‘I just don’t want to go on tour and come back and Hailie’s grown.'”
While it’s hard to imagine a more understandable reason for Em to nix the tour than to spend time with his daughter, deep down, 50 may be a tad bit salty about the missed opportunity. Not only would it have been a crazy experience to perform with those legends at the peak his rap career, but 50 repeatedly emphasized how massive the paycheck could’ve been. He said the initial plan had mapped out a “ridiculous amount dates,” which could have guaranteed that “when you come back, everyone has the money that no one has to answer the phone.” When pressed to estimate a specific dollar amount that the tour could have grossed, 50 responded, “collectively, over $100 million.”
R&B singer Ashanti felt the love this weekend when she was brought out on stage by Tory Lanez. The veteran singer took to her IG over the weekend to share her surprise performance at Tory’s show at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the crowd was mad hype to sing along to her hits.
“And it still Erupts 😜🙌🏽🙏🏽…Wow… there’s nothing like hearing 20k screaming your records from your home… s/o to my bro @torylanez for bringing me out ❤️❤️❤️ #Movie 🎥” Ashanti wrote while sharing the clip her on stage.
Tory himself then shared the footage on his own IG as well, leaving a more detail thank you to Ashanti. “Thank you to the Princess @ashanti for letting me live out ONE OF MY BIGGEST CHILDHOOD WISHES 🥰☂️💯❤️🙏🏽😭😭 NEW YORK I LOVE U,” he wrote.
It appears popular podcaster/media personality Daryl “Taxstone” Campbell is heading to trial soon for the murder Troy Ave‘s bodyguard, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter. According to a report from AllHipHop, Tax’s trial is slated for November 12, 2019 in a NYC court house.
If you forgot, Tax is facing a life sentence for the fatal shootout that went down inside Irving Plaza back in May 2016. He and rapper Troy Ave allegedly got into a heated dispute, which resulted in gun fire in the back green room the venue.
After the chaos was over, four people were injured, including Troy Ave, and the Brooklyn rapper’s bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter, who was murdered. After an investigation, police found Taxstone’s DNA on the 9-millimeter Kel-Tec semi-automatic handgun’s trigger, handgrip, and magazine, making him the culprit.
However, the case could be very difficult for jurors to decide because DNA from Troy Ave was also detected on the firearm. “We are preparing for his trial and he is presumed to be innocent,” Taxstone’s lawyer Kenneth Montgomery told AllHipHop.com.
We’ll have to wait till November to find out what the verdict is. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on any details moving forward.
Antonio Brown’s saga in New England has just begun and it has already devolved into one the most bizarre sports stories the entire year. In a recent Sports Illustrated article, Brown was accused sexual assault by a second woman and some his antics were put on full display. One the weirdest stories to come from the exposé came courtesy Dr. Victor Prisk who worked with Brown on his fitness and diet. Prisk claims Brown was meeting with him in his fice and kept farting uncontrollably right in front his face. One Brown’s friends was recording this and even put it on his Instagram story.
This happened about a year ago but yesterday, the old video went viral and the internet was made subject to Brown’s unholy flatulence. In the piece, Dr. Prisk explains how annoyed he was by the incident and how it showed a lack maturity and foresight on AB’s part.
“It seemed just childish to me,” Dr. Prisk said. “I’m a doctor and this man is farting in my face.”
Ja Rule’s catalog kicked off in 1999 with his debut studio album Venni Vetti Vecci. Released Murder Inc. and Def Jam Recordings, the project peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified platinum.
Over the years, the rap vet dropped six more albums, culminating with 2012’s Pain Is Love 2. Now, Ja Rule has decided to make a video for every song he’s ever made from every album he’s ever released.
He made the announcement Twitter on Monday (September 16).
“I will be rereleasing ALL of my albums as visual albums,” he wrote. “I will be making a video for every song I’ve ever made… what songs do y’all wanna see videos for???
I will be rereleasing ALL of my albums as visual albums… I will be making a video for every song I’ve ever made… what songs do y’all wanna see videos for???
Between 1999 and 2005, Ja Rule ruled the Billboard Hot 100 chart and had several Top 20 hits, including “Between Me and You” featuring Christina Milian, “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” and “Ain’t It Funny” with J. Lo as well as the Grammy Award-nominated “Always on Time” with Ashanti, which hit No. 1.
In addition to his multi-platinum album sales, Ja Rule has also earned four Grammy nominations and six Top 10 albums, two of which hit No. 1.
Basically, there’s gonna be a lot of videos. Revisit “Always On Time” below.
New York, NY – Cardi B is giving her fans something to look forward to.
While posting to Instagram on Monday (September 16), Cardi shared a trailer for her upcoming Netflix series, Rhythm + Flow. In the teaser, Cardi, Chance The Rapper and T.I. travel to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta in hopes of finding Hip Hop’s next star.
The three-week, 10-episode series will arrive on the streaming service on October 9th. “I’m looking for somebody that when I’m going to my car I’m gonna remember their music, I’m gonna remember their face, I’m gonna remember their personality. We wanna find you, we wanna discover you,” Cardi said in a video uploaded to social media.
In addition to the upcoming series, Cardi is celebrating the success of her breakout role in Hustlers. The Lorene Scafaria-directed film premiered on the big screen on Friday (September 13) and brought in a total of $34 million at the box office. During an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lopez, who stars alongside the New York rapper, shared why Cardi was perfect for the role.
“She’s such a natural at what she does,” said the actress. “This was so suited to her. She really knew this world and I told her, ‘You just have to be the person that you were when I first started looking at you on Instagram. That girl, that’s the girl that we need.’ And she was like, ‘OK.’ She knew exactly what to do.”
Wiley hasn’t held his tongue this year. The Godfather Grime has watched the genre and culture make its way from pirate radio stations to make it to the top the UK charts. It’s arguably due in part to the spotlight mainstream artists such as Drake and Ed Sheeran shed on it. But that even came with some criticism. Wiley accused both Drake and Ed Sheeran essentially exploiting a culture that he helped build up for 15+ years.
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While Drake responded, Sheeran has remained relatively quiet. That is, until now. Sheeran took to Instagram to share an open letter to Wiley, shutting down claims that he turned down a collaboration. The two worked together on two separate occasions — once on a Wiley song, the other for Ed’s album. Ed clarified that he didn’t stop a song from being released, rather asked Wiley if they could push it back a week since his debut single was on the way.
Sheeran also clarified that he wasn’t taking aim at Wiley on the song, “You Need Me I Don’t Need You” which Wiley recently claimed was targeted at him.
“I have a deep love and respect for the scene, and for you. I look forward to Godfather 3, excited to hear it,” he wrote.
The timing the post is interesting since Stormzy, was defended Ed against the “culture vulture” remarks, recently dropped f a new song paying homage to Wiley, aptly titled, “Wiley Flow.”