Police Say YNW Melly Rode Around With Dead Bodies & Staged Drive-By

Miramar, FL – YNW Melly was arrested earlier this month for allegedly killing fellow artists YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy.

New proof suggests Melly concocted an elaborate plan to make it appear like his two mates had been killed in a drive-by taking pictures. TMZ stories Melly’s pal Cortlen Henry drove the 2 deceased victims to the emergency room within the early morning hours of October 26, 2018.

When Henry arrived, he requested the medical employees to assist his two mates who had been simply shot in a drive-by. Police mentioned each victims —  actual names Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. —  had been pronounced useless on the hospital after struggling a number of gunshot wounds.

Henry defined to police he and his two mates had simply completed a late night time studio session and as he was getting off the freeway, a car pulled as much as his driver’s facet and opened fireplace. Police confirmed there have been eight bullet holes on the best facet of the automotive the place Williams and Thomas had been sitting. Henry wasn’t hit.

The extra police investigated Henry’s story, the extra forensic proof they discovered suggesting Henry’s account was fabricated. Cops mentioned they found a shell casing inside Henry’s car and eight extra at one other location the place police assume Melly and Henry shot up the automotive to stage a drive-by.

Police imagine the primary shot got here from contained in the car and originated from the left rear passenger facet of the automotive the place Melly was sitting. Surveillance footage from the recording studio confirms Melly received into the again left seat.

According to police, after Williams and Thomas had been shot, Melly and Henry drove round with the useless our bodies “for a time period” earlier than going to the ER. Henry later advised investigators Melly was in the identical automotive with them however ultimately switched autos.

Melly and Henry had been arrested on February 13 on costs of first-degree homicide. If convicted, they withstand life in jail.

Stream T-Pain’s New Album ‘1UP’

T-Pain shocked his followers by dropping his much-anticipated album 1UP on Wednesday.

On his first challenge since 2017’s OBLiViON, the Tallahassee hitmaker calls on a few of his well-known buddies. In addition to the Tory Lanez-assisted “Getcha Roll On” and “A Million Times” with O.T. Genasis, the 12-track set contains appearances from Boosie Badazz, Flipp Dinero, Russ, and Lil Wayne, who seems on the nearer “Goat Talk.”

“Surprise!!! Thank you guys for being so affected person with me,” T-Pain told his fans. “It was well worth the wait, we received a brand new album out!!!!! I did this independently and I can’t await ya’ll to lastly hear it.”

The album, which he recorded out of his Florida dwelling, was impressed by his love for video video games. “I’m an avid gamer. I’ve been a gamer just about all my life,” he advised Beats 1. “So I’m beginning to implement gaming into my music and to my themes and stuff like that. So, 1UP is principally the inexperienced mushroom from Mario, everyone know while you get a 1UP, you get a 1UP, you get an additional life and also you get one other likelihood to beat the sport.”

T-Pain will hit the highway in assist of the album on his “1UP” tour, starting March 16 in San Antonio. The 15-date trek travels throughout the U.S. earlier than wrapping April 9 in San Diego.

Stream 1UP under.

Wu-Tang Clan Announces North American Tour

Wu-Tang Clan is embarking on a large worldwide run this summer time in help of the 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The celebrated Hip Hop collective introduced a string of North American tour dates Instagram on Tuesday (February 26).

“Wu-Tang Clan goes worldwide!” the caption reads. “Catch us this Spring/Summer within the UK & EU on the Gods of Rap Tour with Public Enemy and De La Soul + come have a good time 25 years of Enter The Wu Tang: 36 Chambers as we make our approach throughout The States.”

Following their abroad run with Public Enemy (minus Flavor Flav) and De La Soul, Wu-Tang makes its first cease stateside in Sterling Heights, Michigan on May 31. From there, they head to Chicago on June 1 and finally wrap up in Minneapolis on August 2.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 1) however stayed tuned for pre-sale data.

Check out the tour dates beneath.

05/10 – London, UK @ SSE Arena *
05/11 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena *
05/12 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro *
05/14 – Dublin, IE @ threeArena *
05/16 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome *
05/17 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena *
05/18 – Berlin, DE @ Parkbühne Wuhlheide *
05/21 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena *
05/23 – Oslo, NO @ Oslo Spektrum Arena *
05/24 – Stockholm, SE @ Skansen *
05/27 – Helsinki, FI @ Helsingin jäähalli *
05/31 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
06/01 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
06/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
06/07 – Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
06/08 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
06/09 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
06/12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/14 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
06/15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Resort & Casino
06/21 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
06/22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
07/31 – Wichita, KS @ WAVE
08/01 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Stir Cove
08/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory (X Games)

* = w/ Public Enemy and De La Soul

Janet Jackson Announces "Metamorphosis" Residency In Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV – The Las Vegas Strip will quickly welcome a brand new face for an prolonged keep. On Tuesday (February 26), Janet Jackson revealed her forthcoming “Metamorphosis” residency on the Park MGM resort’s Park Theater.

The 15-show run kicks off on May 17 and can unfold all through the months of May, July and August. Jackson plans to current a manufacturing full with private commentary on her life together with charming visuals, dance numbers and her catalog of chart-topping hits.

“Metamorphosis peels again the layers of the immensely non-public lifetime of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a younger woman with problems with shallowness to world Icon,” an outline reads. “The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking present, shall be Janet herself, charming you thru your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favourite deep cuts.”

The present may even characteristic a commemorative 30-year celebration of her seminal album, 1989’s Rhythm Nation.

Presale tickets shall be out there at 10 a.m. PT Wednesday (February 27) via Friday (March 1) for members of Jackson’s fan membership, whereas Citi card members may have entry beginning on Wednesday (February 27) at 12 p.m. PT via Friday (March 1) 10 a.m PT.

Tickets begin at $79 and shall be out there to most of the people on Saturday (March 2).

Check out extra particulars here.

Is Lil Xan’s Girlfriend’s Pregnancy A Hot Cheetos Hoax?

Twitter – Lil Xan introduced he and his girlfriend Annie Smith had been anticipating a baby earlier this month. But in line with some tremendous sleuths on-line, the complete being pregnant is a hoax.

After Smith shared a nine-week ultrasound to her YouTube channel final week, followers began evaluating them to photographs discovered via a Google search. The photograph Xan and Smith revealed to the world seems to match a Google picture of a nine-week ultrasound.

In the clip, Xan says he “cried” when he noticed the picture for the primary time.

However, a number of followers had been fast to name them out for the alleged “faux” being pregnant and headed to Twitter to air them out.

Check out a number of the greatest reactions under.

Solange Resurrects OG Social Network Site BlackPlanet

Twitter – As if Black History Month couldn’t get any extra eventful, Solange has introduced the early 2000s social networking web site BlackPlanet again to life within the title of latest music proper earlier than the shortest month of the yr involves an in depth.

BlackPlanet grew to prominence again when AOL was nonetheless on dial-up. At one level the location boasted over 20 million registered customers and was the fourth most-visited social networking site in America. This was manner earlier than Facebook and MySpace was a factor. Golden State Warrior champ Kevin Durant even had a web page earlier than he acquired drafted by the NBA in 2007.

“Find me on black planet !!,” Solo tweeted immediately (February 26) together with a hyperlink to her private BP web page. “black planet four evaaa.”

Her web page shows a montage of varied clips together with a sequence of quantity in parentheses all the way in which to 104. Next to a number of the numbers, there are quotes equivalent to “For the dangerous weaves and two methods” and “I made the pilgrimage again to the pagoda of third ward houston to reply this.”

As for the clips, they seem like behind the scene pictures of Solange posing in dazzling apparel and fancy boots, whereas subsequent to an old style whip.

Clicking on Solange’s title within the higher left-hand redirects to a silent, looped visible of three Black ladies who begin doing mysterious hand actions illuminated by the colours of purple, gold and inexperienced — which additionally occur to be to colours of the Pan-African flag.

Also on Solo’s profile is her “Dossier,” a set of images hailing from her A Seat At The Table period in addition to tour dates and the choice to enroll in her e-newsletter.

In October, Solange instructed the New York Times’s T Magazine that the follow-up to her 2016 album is full and gave fall because the anticipated timeframe of launch.

She says the music shall be jazz-infused “with digital and Hip Hop drum and bass” and can drop “at some mysterious and sudden second.”

Offset Admits He Couldn’t Get Kendrick Lamar On "Father Of four"

New York, NY – Now that Offset’s Father Of four album is out on the earth, the Migos rap star is doing the press rounds. TMZ caught up with him in New York City the place he admitted he wished Kendrick Lamar on the challenge however wasn’t in a position to make it occur.

“I attempted to get Kendrick on the file,” he mentioned.

It’s doable Offset’s incapability to safe Okay. Dot on the album might’ve led to its delay. The challenge was initially supposed to come back out final December and when it didn’t drop, followers instantly blamed it on his relationship drama with spouse Cardi B.

Offset nonetheless had loads of notable friends on Father Of four, together with Cardi, Travis Scott, J. Cole and 21 Savage.

Speaking of Cardi, Offset added the key to a celeb relationship is “actual love” earlier than he shut the door singing Mary J. Blige’s 1994 hit, “Real Love.”

De La Soul Announce They’re Getting Jerked By Tommy Boy’s Streaming Contract

De La Soul and Tommy Boy Records have been locked in negotiations over the trio’s musical catalog for years.

On Monday (February 25), Pos, Maseo and Dave revealed Instagram they’d been on the cellphone with the label, attempting to decide on a deal that might lastly enable their early albums to be streamed on all digital platforms.

“Dear followers…simply received off the cellphone with Tommy Boy Records…negotiations (or lack there of) to launch our catalog on all streaming platforms..uh oh.”

De La adopted up with, “Dear followers … simply received wind that Tommy Boy was not joyful about our final put up. Touché. We are usually not joyful about releasing our catalog beneath such unbalanced, unfair phrases. #respecttheartist.”

On Tuesday (February 26), De La revealed simply what these phrases are in one other Instagram put up and didn’t appear significantly happy with the end result.

“Dear Fans…The music WILL be launched digitally,” the put up reads. “After 30 lengthy years of fine music and paying their debt to Hip Hop, De La Soul sadly, won’t style the fruit of their labor. Your purchases will roughly go 90% Tommy Boy, 10% De La. Thank you. Sincerely Yours, #thephantom2milliondollardebt.”

The caption reads, “Don’t feed the vultures, help and respect the tradition #30years in the event you wanna help De La Soul, cop the #grindate and #anonymousnobody albums. Coming quickly: #delasoul @realpeterock and @djpremier 2019!!!”

De La launched six albums with Tommy Boy, together with the 1989 traditional three Feet High and Rising, 1991’s De La Soul is Dead, 1993’s Buhloone Mindstate and 1996’s Stakes Is High. The group’s final album with the label, AOI: Bionix, dropped in 2001.

Since then, Pos, Mase and Dave have been on the unbiased grind beneath their very own A.O.I. imprint. Maseo lately confirmed to HipHopDX they’re engaged on the follow-up to 2016’s And The Anonymous Nobody in addition to a 3rd installment within the Art Official Intelligence collection.

DX has reached out to Tommy Boy for remark.

Offset & Gucci Mane Floss Tommy Guns In "Quarter Milli" Video

Offset has returned with “Quarter Milli,” the primary video from his just lately launched Father Of four solo album. Presented by Quality Control, the visible stars the Migos rap star and fellow ATLien Gucci Mane masquerading because the notorious Bando Brothers financial institution robbers.

Boasting three-piece fits, fedoras and an arsenal of Tommy weapons, Gucci and Offset swap verses over the Metro Boomin, Southside and Pyrex-produced observe.

Father Of four was launched final Friday (February 22) and contains options from Offset’s celebrity spouse Cardi B, J. Cole, Gunna, CeeLo Green, 21 Savage, Big Rube, Quavo and, after all, Gucci.

Check out the “Quarter Milli” video above.

Nicki Minaj Doesn’t Think She Owes Tracy Chapman Anything For Leaked Nas Track

Los Angeles, CA – Nicki Minaj is reportedly satisfied she did nothing incorrect through the use of Tracy Chapman’s music with out permission. According to The Blast, court docket paperwork present Black Barbie is denying all of Chapman’s allegations.

The veteran singer-songwriter claims Nicki stole her 1988 music “Baby Can I Hold You” for her personal monitor “Sorry” that includes Nas — regardless of failing to safe the rights. Nicki admits her workforce repeatedly requested for Chapman’s permission and was denied. However, she recorded the music anyway.

The pattern clearance challenge was partly accountable for the delay of Nicki’s newest album, Queen. The Queens-bred rap star wished to incorporate “Sorry” on the album, however as a result of she couldn’t clear the pattern, she finally left it off.

The music was ultimately leaked to Funkmaster Flex who promptly threw it in rotation. Consequently, Chapman filed the lawsuit. 

Nicki believes the usage of Chapman’s pattern was truthful use and insists Chapman doesn’t personal the copyright to the sampled monitor. She needs the whole lawsuit thrown out.

J. Cole Reveals Dreamville Compilation Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Prior to the discharge of the “Middle Child” video, J. Cole hopped on YouTube for a stay Q&A session on Monday (February 25). When he was requested when he’s going to drop the Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation, the Dreamville boss replied again with a month for the discharge date.

ROTD is being completed proper now, post-production shit,” he wrote. “Tracking out songs, sequencing then modifying, then we gotta combine. We’re taking pictures for April.”

While particulars surrounding the challenge are scarce, Cole did reveal over 106 artists had been invited to a 10-day recording session in Atlanta from January 6 to 16.

Rick Ross, T.I., Big Ok.R.I.T., Westside Gunn, Ski Mask The Slump God, Wale, Tay Keith, fellow Dreamville artist J.I.D, producers T-Minus, No I.D., Swizz Beatz and ninth Wonder had been amongst these invited to the session.

Until the compilation arrives, revisit “Middle Child” beneath.

Meek Mill Day Is Now A Thing In Houston

Houston, TX – At Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour cease in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner formally dubbed February 24 “Meek Mill Day,” as a solution to reward the rapper for his recent prison reform movements.

In the final month Meek Mill, JAY-Z, Robert Kraft, and others have been busy with CEO Van Jones’ REFORM Alliance, a coalition that goals to vary incarceration legal guidelines with a give attention to probation and parole.

The honor comes simply days after Meek Mill additionally received public opinion votes in his Twitter beef with Michael Rapaport that positioned him as an all-time Philly rapper.

Meek Mill isn’t the primary rapper to be awarded with a vacation by Mayor Turner, as Houston native Travis Scott was given his own “Astroworld Day” when the second leg of his tour stopped in Houston February 13.

Meek Mill’s Motivation Tour continues Tuesday in Phoenix.

R. Kelly Posts $100Okay Bond & Immediately Goes To McDonald’s

Chicago, IL – R. Kelly was lastly in a position to give you the $100,000 he wanted to bond out. On Monday afternoon (February 25), the disgraced R&B star walked out of a Cook County jail and headed straight for the Rock n’ Roll McDonald’s within the River North space of Chicago.

As SPIN notes, it’s the identical McDonald’s the place Kelly allegedly met up with a younger woman for promenade evening in 1998. According to a 2002 lawsuit (which was later settled out of courtroom), Kelly impregnated the woman and reportedly pressured her to abort the kid.

In the BBC documentary R Kelly: Sex, Girls and Videotapes, Kelly’s former studio engineer James Lee revealed Kelly would typically choose up women on the similar McDonald’s.

“He would sometimes go to this McDonald’s and are available again to the studio with a lady or two,” Lee mentioned. “Going to McDonald’s to choose up chicks. That’s what a 17-year-old does.”

Following Kelly’s quick meals cease, he reportedly hit up a cigar lounge within the Gold Coast neighborhood with Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary — two girls whose mother and father declare Kelly is holding towards their will.

Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of prison sexual abuse on Friday (February 22). The following day, he turned himself in to Chicago authorities. He was unable to submit the $100,000 bond till Monday (February 25), the identical day he formally pleaded not responsible to the costs.

His subsequent courtroom look is scheduled for March 22. If convicted of the costs, Kelly faces as much as 70 years in jail.

Soulja Boy Comes For Tyga’s Throat With "Thotiana" Diss Track

The Soulja Boy versus Tyga warfare is getting heated. After Soulja claimed he’d connected with Blac Chyna — Tyga’s ex-girlfriend and mom of his son — T-Raww stopped by Power 106 for an episode of L.A. Leakers the place he spit a freestyle over Blueface’s “Thotiana.”

During one in all his verses, Tyga took intention at Young Drako.

“Nigga name me a G.O.A.T., don’t name it a comeback/Seven million data, 9 months, the place’s Soulja at?/I could make the identical track, bitches will nonetheless play that/Running ’spherical saying that you simply made me, why you say that?” he spits.

But Soulja evidently wasn’t going to let that slide. Later that night, he let his followers know he was cooking up a diss monitor and rapidly returned hearth with the “Thotiana Freestyle (Tyga Diss).”

At one level throughout the monitor, Soulja doubles down on the declare he had intercourse with Blac Chyna and clowns Tyga’s latest altercation at Floyd Mayweather’s celebration.

“Niggas don’t need drama/Word round city, I fucked his child mama/Yeah, kaboom, along with your son within the different room/Smoke dope, smoke dope, received massive ass/Pull up drop high that’s a paper tag/He received dragged out the membership by a safety, I do know he massive mad,” he raps.

Listen to the complete monitor up high.

Soulja Boy Taunts Tyga With "I Fucked Yo’ Baby Mama" Claims

Soulja Boy evidently has it out for Tyga. During his now-infamous Breakfast Club interview final month, the “Crank That” mastermind laughed off the notion Tyga had the most important comeback of 2018. (“Tyga!? Tyga!?”— do not forget that?)

Young Drako then took it up a notch and began hanging out with Blac Chyna, Tyga’s ex-girlfriend and mom of his son. Although their relationship was short-lived, Soulja is utilizing it to his benefit.

On Sunday night time (February 24), Big Soulja tweeted two screenshots of Tyga getting thrown out of Floyd Mayweather’s Hollywood celebration over the weekend. He added, “I fucked yo child mama and performed Fortnite with yo son. Me and Blac Chyna might neva work she like niggaz like Tyga lol.”

Soulja Boy Taunts Tyga With "I Fucked Yo' Baby Mama" Claims

Aside from a Valentine’s Day buying spree, there’s not a lot proof of Soulja and Chyna’s time collectively. Chyna allegedly discovered he was solely utilizing her to get again at Tyga and shortly reduce ties.

Soulja later tweeted he solely dated Chyna to see “what the pussy felt like.” The tweet was quickly deleted and an apology was later issued on Soulja’s behalf. However, the 28-year-old claimed Chyna hacked his account and tweeted the apology herself. He stands by his preliminary sentiment.