G-Eazy & Blueface Nab YG & ALLBLACK For “West Coast (Remix)” Video

Los Angeles, CA – G-Eazy and Blueface are representing California to the fullest with the “West Coast (Remix)” featuring YG and ALLBlACK. The video captures G-Eazy, Blueface and their partners riding down Fairfax Ave in a Ferrari and lowriders while also documenting notable West Coast culture such Blood-walking, Crip-walking, hyphy-dancing, and plenty of palm trees.

The visual was directed by Daniel CZ, a recurrent collaborator for G-Eazy visuals. E-40, Ty Dolla $ign, Richie Rich, along with others make cameo appearances in the video. JULiA LEWIS produced the hyphy-themed track.

The Bay area native proclaimed on Instagram: “Dropping my favorite video I ever made … can’t wait for the world to see it … Made this shit with friends to capture the essence of the whole coast, a portrait of California culture, hella hyped.”

Back in 2014,  he sat down with HipHopDX to detail how Mac Dre and the Bay area influenced him and his music substantially and it’s obvious that viewpoint still holds up in the present day.

Watch G-Eazy’s “West Coast (Remix)” video above.

Osundairo Brothers’ Fitness Business Is Booming After Jussie Smollett Charges Are Dropped

Jussie Smollett may be trying to get his career back on track, according to reports, but it looks like the Osundairo brothers are capitalizing f the 15 minutes infamy. Now that the charges against Smollett have been dropped, the brothers, Abel and Ola, both have no legal consequence since the Chicago Police Department only investigated the attack on the actor as a staged event. The Osundairos are jumping headfirst back into their fitness business, and according to TMZthings are looking up for the workout duo.

The publication reports that hundreds people have been hitting the brothers up for training and diet plans. The brothers are pushing a new “Team Abel” fitness package, but a basic plan, sans personal training, will run you about $30. Premium packages are $50 “including a diet program, strength training, power training, shred training and a four-week meal plan.”

The pair have returned to what they were doing before this scandal shook up their world, but now that there aren’t any charges on the horizon, people are still wondering whether or not they’ll speak out about their involvement. TMZ claims that Abel and Ola are open to doing an exclusive interview, but only if the pay is right.

The two were mysteriously out sight when it was announced that Smollett was facing a case. It was later reported that the brothers were being held up in a hotel for a witness protection program sorts to keep them out the public eye. It’s also said that the Chicago Police Department footed the bill for their stay.

DEA Hiring Somebody To Burn 1,000 Pounds Of Weed Per Hour

You either need to really love weed or really hate it to take this position. As reported by Complex, the DEA in Houston is looking to hire a contractor who can burn 1,000 pounds weed on an hourly basis. If you accept the position, you will be asked to incinerate various items including paperwork, cassette tapes, and lots pot. Other confiscated materials will also need to be burnt but the weed-burning is highlighted in the job application, ensuring that people know what they’re getting themselves into. The contract will reportedly run from March until the end September.

The DEA claims to have gotten many applications for the role, noting that proper background checks will be conducted to find the right person for the job. In addition to the thorough personal investigations, the DEA will also be ordering drug tests to ensure that nobody is using the product they’re supposed to burn. In conclusion, you either need to hate weed so much that you want to burn it all or you need to be a big fan the smell to take this position. Still sounds worth it, to be honest.

If you’re interested in applying, you must meet the “very strict” requirements, according to KHOU. Do you fit the prile?

The Latest Music Industry Jobs: Kobalt, Warner Music UK, Entertainment One, More…

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Kobalt Music Publishing has promoted Jamie Kinelski to the role of Vice President of Creative.  Based in the company’s Los Angeles office, she previously served as Senior Director of Creative.

Warner Music UK.

In a newly created position, Kate Shepherd will now serve as Managing Director of Entertainment Programming at Warner Music UK.  She has over two decades of experience in developing, producing, and marketing short & long-form programming through roles with Ridley Scott Creative Group, Noah Media, and Sunshine Group in the UK, and Fullscreen, Shine America, XIX Entertainment, and BBC Worldwide in the U.S.  At Warner Music UK, Shepherd will report to Peter Breeden, Chief Operating Officer, and Mel Fox, Chief Transformation Officer.

Nina Bhagwat has also joined the company as Head of Inclusion & Diversity.  She’ll report directly to Masha Osherova, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Entertainment One.

Entertainment One has promoted George Cappellini Jr. to the role of Vice President of Radio Promotion & Artist Development.  Currently based in New York, he’ll relocate to Nashville and will continue reporting to Scott Givens, Senior Vice President of Rock & Metal.

Library of Congress.

The Librarian of Congress has appointed Karyn Temple as the Register of Copyrights.


Anthony Gabriele, a former Apple Music executive, has joined SoundCloud as Senior Vice President of Subscriptions & Marketing.  In the newly created role, Gabriele will lead the growth and expansion of the company’s Listener and Creator businesses in addition to overseeing its Growth Marketing and Brand Marketing, and Community Support teams.  Based in New York, Gabriele will report to Michael Weissman, Chief Operating Officer.

iHeartMedia Cleveland.

Carletta Blake will serve as Program Director for New Country radio station WGAR 99.5 effective April 8th.

Jason Carr will serve as Program Director for Adult Hits radio station WHLK 106.5.


ASCAP has unveiled 12 writer and 12 publisher members elected to serve on the board for a new two-year term effective April 1st.

Elected writer members include ASCAP President and Board Chairman Paul Williams, composers Joel Beckerman, Richard Bellis, Bruce Broughton, Dan Foliart, and Doug Wood, composer/producer Marcus Miller, songwriter Jimmy Webb, songwriter/composer Michelle Lewis, and songwriter/producers Desmond Child and Rudy Perez.  Composer Alex Shapiro was re-elected in the Symphonic and Concert field.

Re-elected publisher directors include Caroline Bienstock (Bienstock Publishing Co.), Peter Brodsky (Sony/ATV Music Publishing), Barry Coburn (Ten Ten Music Group), Keith Hauprich (BMG US), Laurent Hubert (Kobalt), Dean Kay (Lichelle Music Company), Evan Lamberg (Universal Music Publishing Group), Leeds Levy (Leeds Music), Carianne Marshall (Warner/Chappell Music), Mary Megan Peer (peermusic), and Irwin Z. Robinson (Cromwell Music, Inc.). James M. Kendrick (Schott Music / European American Music Distributors Company) was re-elected in the Symphonic and Concert field.


Alison Bonny, Communications Director for EMEA, has left Spotify after nearly eight years in the position.  She had joined the company right before its US launch in 2011.


Nikita Adams and William Rodriguez have joined Paradigm Talent Agency as agents.  Adams will serve in the company’s unscripted department.  Rodriguez will serve as a comedy touring agent.  Based in Beverly Hills, his clients include Keenen Ivory Wayans, Piff The Magic Dragon, Tommy Davidson, Chad Prather, Aries Spears, and April Macie.


Lauren Wirtzer Seawood, Head of Music Partnerships, has left Instagram.  She had joined the Facebook-owned company in November 2015.

Global Radio.

Richard Park, Director of Broadcasting, has stepped down from his role at Global Radio following a period of bad health.  He will continue serving on the company’s board and will now serve as Senior Programming Advisor.


Tim Glover will now serve as Senior Vice President of A&R at Interscope.  In addition to the promotion, he currently oversees A&R for LVRN, an Atlanta-based record label and creative agency.


Tom Foster has been promoted to Head of Film & TV of Europe at Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).  Based in London, he’ll continue reporting to Mike McCormack, Managing Director of UMPG UK.

Roc Nation Records.

After nearly a year and a half in the role, Benny Pough has left Roc Nation Records.  He previously served as President of the label since December 2017.



WWE’s Becky Lynch Receives "The Man" Air Jordan 3s Ahead Of Wrestlemania

Ahead Becky Lynch’s historic Wrestlemania match on April 7, well known sneaker customizer @Mache275 paid a visit to SmackDown Live to hook her up with an exclusive Air Jordan 3 inspired by her nickname, “The Man.”

The custom kicks sport a black leather upper equipped with an all-over “The Man” print in gunmetal and black patent leather detailing along the panels. Additionally, Becky’s logo sits on the tongue and “The Man” is stamped on each heel tab in white.

WWE's Becky Lynch Receives "The Man" Air Jordan 3s Ahead Of Wrestlemania

Air Jordan 3 “The Man”/@Mache275

“The Man” is set to main event Wrestlemania 35 on April 7, along with Raw Women’s champion Ronda Rousey and SmackDown Live Women’s champion, Charlotte Flair. It will mark the first time ever that a women’s match has main-evented Wrestlemania, and Ronda Rousey is taking all the credit for making it happen.

The build for their highly anticipated Triple Threat championship match has been in the works for months, and we look forward to “The Man” standing tall at MetLife Stadium next Sunday, regardless what type footwear she’s rocking in the ring.

Take a closer look at Becky’s custom 3s in the IG post embedded below.

Kendall Jenner’s Stalker Has Finally Been Arrested By ICE

Kendall Jenner has had to deal with some uncomfortable issues with a few stalkers in the past, but nothing compares the scary obsession John Ford who scaled a mountainside to get to Kendall’s home. John was previously given a restraining order to stay at least a 1,000 feet away from Kendall but that didn’t stop him from sneaking through the back entrance her property to hang by her pool and on her porch. 

Kendall Jenner's Stalker Has Finally Been Arrested By ICE
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By the time police arrived at Kendall’s home during the October 2018 event, John was gone. TMZ now reports that he has finally been arrested since ICE located him at a hotel in New Mexico. John is a Canadian citizen and was in America illegally after his six month B-2 visa expired. “This timely arrest could very well have prevented a violent crime. Our special agents acted quickly on this tip to ensure that this obsessive behavior didn’t escalate to become a tragedy,” an ICE spokesman told the publication.

The Kardashian/Jenner family are equally relieved by John’s arrest since it means more mental stability for Kendall. “We are extremely appreciative the hard work by the Los Angeles Police Dept. and ICE, whose swift response and pressionalism led to this man’s apprehension,” the family told TMZ. “His actions have not only had a severe impact on Kendall’s life, but the entire family’s sense security, causing us to fear for Kendall’s safety as well as our own. Knowing this individual is in custody gives us peace mind.”

6ix9ine’s Ex-Manager Calls Him an ‘Ungrateful Rat Bastard’

6ix9ine’s former manager has pleaded guilty to two weapons charges.

According to Page Six, Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, a high-ranking member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods crew, was indicted in connection to an armed robbery in April 2018 in Manhattan and discharging a firearm during a shooting at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

In February, Tekashi pleaded guilty to nine federal charges including hiring a hitman to kill Chief Keef and distributing drugs. The 22-year-old rapper struck a deal with the feds in an attempt to lighten his sentence.

His cooperation with authorities has sparked backlash. Speaking to Tekashi’s former DJ Pvnch from jail, Shotti put his former client on blast for snitching. “This n***a, he broke every code and every rule out this motherfucker,” he said ( HotNewHipHop). “He’s an ungrateful rat bastard, man. It’s just that simple. But I forgive the little ni**a after all that.”

Shotti faces a minimum prison sentence of 15 years for the two counts. Despite the circumstances, he has vowed to come out on top. “Everybody might think it’s over,” said Shotti. “I promise you, they ain’t even heard half my story. My shit ain’t done. I don’t break, I don’t fold, I don’t bend.”

Tekashi, who remains behind bars, recently scored a legal victory. A judge has allowed his former attorney, Lance Lazarro, to once again represent him in his case. He is scheduled to be sentenced in January 2020.

AAF Could Fold As Soon As This Weekend: Report

Despite a successful first week action, the Alliance American Football has seen a steady decline. Rumors have swirled that the league is struggling to pay its players and that they are at risk going bankrupt just weeks into its inaugural season. It’s a pretty damning development for a league that was hoping to provide fans a much-needed dose football in the absence the NFL.

Earlier this week, we reported that majority owner and chairman Tom Dundon was complaining about the NFLPA’s reluctance to provide young players to the league for development opportunities. With this in mind, Dundon, who also owns the Carolina Hurricanes the NHL, threatened shutting down the league completely.

“If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can’t be a development league,” Dundon told USA Today Sports. “We are looking at our options, one which is discontinuing the league.”

The latest development in this story comes from ProFootballTalk which reported that it’s “entirely possible that the plug will be pulled” after this weekend’s games. While it was originally believed that the league would fold after the season, now it looks like it could happen before the end the regular season. 

If you’re a fan the brand new league, this is awful news to hear. It’s especially disappointing for all the player currently using the league as their meal ticket back into the NFL.

Jay-Z & Beyonce Earn Prestigious "Vanguard Award" At The 2019 GLAAD Gala

When Beyonce accepted the Carter surname as her own, she was wise enough to broker a 50-50 stake in all things business-related, akin to a modern-day prenup. Apart from that, there’s a reason to believe Beyonce might have even forced the issue herself, as a way distancing herself from her father’s name. So, whenever she and Jay-Z step out in public, as they did last night, they introduce themselves as “The Carters,” for reasons too complicated to explain.

Last night, the power couple stood together in accepting their Vanguard Award, at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California. The ceremony marked the one-year anniversary a tribute bestowed upon Jay-Z for the song “Smile,” written in collaboration with another noted Carter, his mother Gloria.

“I get to follow in her footsteps for spreading love and acceptance and her beautiful speech at the end the song and for allowing me to tell her story,” Jay-Z said during the couple’s acceptance speech last night. “So I want everyone to acknowledge her tonight.”

After thanking GLAAD’s governing body for the special commendation, Jay-Z and Beyonce both spoke out in support the LGBTQ community, by sharing a series personal anecdotes consequence. Beyonce went a step further than her husband by urging the crowd to protect all marginalized persons, including but not limited to the LGBTQ, a message backed by the numerous philanthropic endeavors she has spearheaded.

Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

Nike has ficially introduced their latest collaboration with Japanese-based brand Atmos, which takes shape in the form a special edition Air Max2 Light.

The exclusive Air Max2 Light collab, as well as a matching collection apparel, first released at Atmos locations in Japan on March 23, but they’ll be up for grabs in the U.S. next Friday.

Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light/@J23App

The colorful kicks take inspiration from Nike apparel in the ’90s and the vibrant upper is a twist on the bright, bold gear synonymous with that era. A swoosh or “NIKE AIR” branding is printed or embroidered on every piece patchwork, and each shoe features asymmetrical patterns.

The Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light, priced at $160, is set to arrive on April 5.

Take a look at some additional on-foot images below.

Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

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Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light/@Atmos_Tokyo

Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light/@Atmos_Tokyo

Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

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Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

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Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

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Atmos x Nike Air Max2 Light Collab Gets April Release Date

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3X Red Bull Music 3Style Champion DJ J Espinosa Reveals How He Keeps Winning

Recently, Red Bull proved itself to be on the cutting edge of modern athletics and pop culture when they announced that they would be sponsoring The Red Bull BC One breakdancing contest. The competition, according to the Los Angeles Times, comes just under a month after Paris 2024 officials proposed the addition of breakdancing as an Olympic sport. What was once a dance movement that originated on the streets of New York in the 1970s has, according to Olympic officials, “become so popular in France that the country is now regarded as second only to the USA in terms of practitioners (approximately one million) and the organization of competitions.”

But the Red Bull BC One is not the first time that the energy drink behemoth has brought Hip Hop culture to the mainstream.

A few weeks ago, The Red Bull Music 3Style took place, which boasted itself as the “world’s largest DJ competition,” and for good reason. Featuring competitors from all over the world, this year’s 3Style was hosted in the luxurious city of Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, in the equally-impressive W Hotel Taipei, where the music began pumping as the sun began to set on the Shilin Market, and the throbbing bass carried all the way through the SongShan District until sunrise the next morning.

More than 1200 aspiring crate-masters were gunning for the title of the greatest DJ in the world, and they had such interesting luminaries as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Skratch Bastid, DJ Craze, Nina Las Vegas, and DJ Nu-Mark serving as the judges of their skills.

And when it was all over, only one could emerge victoriously: DJ J Espinosa, a native of San Francisco who is also the hometown DJ for the Oakland Raiders and a veteran 3Style winner. Espinosa, who took home the title in 2015 and 2018, said that this year’s win feels much different from his previous victories.

“I learned a lot from my mistakes in 2015, so this year I went back to the drawing board and worked hard to improve my set. It was an amazing experience performing in Taipei and being able to play music that represented my hometown: the Bay Area,” he tells HipHopDX.

For Espinosa, being from “The Bay” wasn’t just about spinning records and mixing the sound. Hip Hop, he said, was just as important to incorporate in his distinctive, award-winning sound.

“The DJs I grew up listening to for sure have influenced the way I DJ, as well as our Bay Area Hip Hop scene,” he said. “I think I’ve taken bits of every style I’m a fan of. Bay Area radio DJs were always so clean. Flawless mixing on the radio. L.A. DJs were always known to be technically really dope, so I wanted some of that too. I used to watch DJ Qbert videos also, even though he was light years ahead of me with scratching, I would dream about having dope cuts like him.”

The good news, of course, is that Espinosa brought forth the “dope cuts” in quantity — enough to impress the not-easily-impressed judges! 3Style, and Red Bull, aimed to push DJ culture forward and champion the fun of throwing the best parties — and they delivered on that promise.

This is the third time that Espinosa took home the title from the energy drink company, but Espinosa said that he became a DJ by accident. With an original intent to become a BMX biker — though sidelined because of “ingrown toenails” — Espinosa doesn’t look at the Red Bull win as the be-all and end-all.

Rather, he looks at it as a chance to pursue his real passions — one that involves him being on his toes, which have healed from his teenage years.

“I actually just came on the BMX bike of my dreams (1999 GT Speed Series),” he said, “so next is getting this bike fixed up, and now that my toes are all good I’m going to go ride my bike!”

Follow DJ J Espinosa on Instagram at @DJJEspinosa.

Nike PG3 "NASA Apollo Missions" Releasing Soon: New Images

Nike and Paul George have another moon-landing inspired colorway the Nike PG3 in the works. Earlier this year, Nike launched an orange  spacesuit themed PG3, complete with Apollo 16 detailing and NASA-branded insoles.

In further celebration the 50th anniversary the moon landing, Nike reportedly has plans to release the “NASA Apollo Missions” PG3 that George recently laced up on the court.

Nike PG3 "NASA Apollo Missions" Releasing Soon: New s

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This time around, the NASA PG3 comes in a crisp, white colorway equipped with metallic gold detailing and the quote, “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon,” displayed along the heel the midsole. Additional details include a NASA logo on the heel and the ‘93552’ area code near the toe as a nod to PG’s hometown, Palmdale, California. 

A specific release date for the Nike PG3 “NASA Apollo Missions” has not yet been announced, but it is believed the $120 kicks will arrive sometime in April.

Check out some additional photos in the IG posts embedded below.

Young Thug Hands An "L" To 2 Chainz Over Sauce Walka Co-Sign

The bad blood between Young Thug and Sauce Walka has been boiling over, especially in recent weeks. Earlier this month, Sauce Walka set his sights on Thugger, with the heart his issue stemming from Thug’s uncredited use “Slime.” Stickler for authenticity that he is, Walka’s anti-Slime rant found Thug taking fense, prompting Walka to clap back with a resounding: “NO MAN IN A DRESS CAN FADE ME.” From that moment onward, the tension between both parties escalated. Not long ago, Thugger posted a video himself throwing hands, which prompted further ridicule from Walka

Now, a recent video (and the alliance formed within) has served to muddy the waters. After 2 Chainz teamed with Versace to launch the “2 Chain Reaction” sneaker, Sauce Walka went and copped a pair, taking to IG to document his love the design. “Shout out to muthafuc*in Versace and 2 Chainz for making these bad-ass muthafuc*in shoes,” says Walka, in the clip. 2 Chainz took to his own Instagram to return the favor, penning a thoughtful message respect to the Houston rapper. “Ain’t never met @sauce_walka102 but I wanna tell you I appreciate you my n**g!” he writes. “Thnx for showing luv !!! You did something a lot people won’t do !!! Keep on dripping splashing saucing all that shit killa.”

Given that Sauce Walka and Young Thug are currently embroiled in a feud, the public declaration mutual respect didn’t sit well with Jeffery. Thugger slid into the comment section to dole out a pair L’s: one to Sauce Walka, and another to his former collaborator 2 Chainz, with whom he recently linked on “High Top Versace.”

“When a n***a have a problem with a n***a from your side u shouldn’t ever get in the middle it dog,” writes Thug. “Real L…but I understand that dubs fuck with each other and don’t think about n***as situations, and tend think hoe shit is cool….some n***as be thinking hoe shit is cool….some n***as be thinking hoe shit is real shit. Fuck outta here.”

Young Thug Hands An "L" To 2 Chainz Over Sauce Walka Co-Sign


As it stands, Thugger appears deadset on burning bridges in the name his cause. 2 Chainz has yet to take notice Thugger’s scorn, though it’s likely that Tity Boi will remain neutral in this feud, given his wizened OG nature. Sauce Walka, on the other hand, will likely use the opportunity to fire back at Thug, prompting yet another level to this already bubbling feud. Hopefully, this one can stay reserved to IG, or at the very most, the booth. Was 2 Chainz outta line for co-signing Sauce Walka in the midst his Young Thug beef? Perhaps all three parties can find common ground over their shared love Versace. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo Leaves Bucks Game Early With Ankle Injury

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks have taken the NBA’s Eastern Conference by storm this year and have the best record in the NBA at 57-19. While the Greek Freak has been leading his team to victory night after night, the potential MVP candidate could be in trouble when it comes to his health. Last night, Antetokounmpo collided with Garrett Temple the Los Angeles Clippers and went down favoring his ankle. Giannis left the game and never came back. While the injury may have looked bad, fans can breathe a sigh relief as Giannis explained it wasn’t as bad as it looked.

“Usually when you sprain your ankle, you tweak your ankle, you stay out for two, three, four games,” Antetokounmpo said according to ESPN. “But I don’t like missing games, so I have to work through it while playing and try to get my strength with our practices.”

The team thought about putting him back in the game but after noticing his limp, they thought better it. Antetokounmpo was happy with the training staff’s response and credits them with his sustained health.

“I think the coaching staff, Bud and the medical staff have done a great job knowing when to pull me away from a game,” Antetokounmpo said. “I trust them. It doesn’t matter if I am going through pain or I don’t feel good. I am always prepared to play the game. There are going to be some days I am going to play with pain. There’s going to be a lot days I’m stubborn and saying I want to go play, but Coach Bud is like, ‘No, you are not going to play.'”

The Bucks ended up winning the game by a score 128-118.

Saweetie Releases "ICY" EP

Saweetie burst onto the Hip Hop scene in 2017 with her single “ICY GRL.” Now, she’s back with an EP titled ICY.

The Warner Bros. Records artist’s latest project is the follow-up to her debut High Maintenance. The new EP is comprised of seven tracks, two of which are collaborations with Quavo.

View Saweetie’s ICY stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Saweetie Releases "ICY" EP

1. Trick
2. Tip Toes f. Quavo
3. My Type
4. Emotional f. Quavo
5. Dipped in Ice
6. Hot Boy
7. 1 of 1