#DXCLUSIVE: SOL Development Pushes Their Love Initiative With "The SOL Of Black Folk" Album

HipHopDX Premiere – The SOL Development collective has returned with their new album, The SOL of Black Folk. Comprised of 11 tracks, the mission consists of the beforehand launched “Helicopter” single and additional pushes their love initiative.

Spearheaded by MC/educator Karega Bailey and his spouse Felicia Gangloff-Bailey, SOL Development has constantly delivered top quality, jazz and soul-infused Hip Hop since its inception, whereas taking a stand in opposition to racial injustice.

The SOL of Black Folk is about instructing the infants to struggle for his or her hope, struggle for his or her pleasure, struggle for his or her humanity however most significantly struggle for love,” Bailey tells HipHopDX. “This is the superpower that’s going to vary the circumstances. This love is simply developed after we go inside to find the sunshine in ourselves.

“The album is an expertise with God in a really black approach. It’s not completely for black folks, however it’s completely for individuals who love black folks. People who’ve made it their precedence to like and listen to from these in society’s margins. We name that the final of us, the ignored and regarded over.”

Check out the album stream, cowl artwork and tracklist beneath.

#DXCLUSIVE: SOL Development Pushes Their Love Initiative With "The SOL Of Black Folk" Album

1. SOL (Intro)
2.Never Change
three.. Helicopter
four. She Complied
5. No Indictment
6. Brother
7. Alone
eight. Sabali ‘Yanci
9. Diamond
10. Nobody
11. Source Of Light

Lil Pump Finally Delivers "Harverd Dropout" Album

Lil Pump has endured loads since asserting Harverd Dropout. He was arrested in Miami final August for driving with no license, banned from Denmark following a marijuana arrest and arrested (once more) on the Miami International Airport for disorderly conduct a few months in the past — all whereas on probation.

Pump will need to have a particularly chill probation officer as a result of the 18-year-old isn’t behind bars and capable of benefit from the lengthy awaited launched of his debut studio album.

The challenge consists of the lately launch single “Be Like Me” that includes Lil Wayne.

Clocking in at 16 tracks, Harverd Dropout options Weezy, Offset, YG, 2 Chainz, Quavo and Smokepurpp.

Check out the Harverd Dropout album stream, cowl artwork and tracklist beneath.

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#DXCLUSIVE: Hilltop Hoods Return With "The Great Expanse" Album

HipHopDX Premiere – Straight from the Down Under, Hilltop Hoods are again with their eighth studio album, The Great Expanse. The 13-track challenge finds Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris in prime type, delivering their distinctive model of Australian flavored Hip Hop with a vengeance.

“We by no means cease writing,” Suffa tells HipHopDX. “We did have a dialog the place we have been like, ‘Let’s simply write as laborious as we are able to and go excessive.’” Pressure provides, “We positively push ourselves creatively extra with each report,” whereas Debris says, “We’ve all the time obtained beats on maintain.”

The Great Expanse is 2 years within the making and follows 2014’s Walking Under Stars. 

“We wrote most of it over a two-year interval, however a number of the concepts have been even older — like a hook or a verse right here or there,” Pressure explains. “We pulled again on the touring lots, simply the odd competition slot or a month abroad.”

Now that the album is full, it’s clear the primary two thirds of the challenge are extra upbeat than earlier efforts, one thing Suffa confirms was a acutely aware alternative.

“That was deliberate,” Suffa says. “When we have been engaged on the tracklist, we have been like, ‘How can we make this make sense?’ as a result of there was a lot mild and shade.”

The Great Expanse boasts an eclectic group of company, together with Ecca Vandal, Adrian Eagle, Ruel, Timberwolf, Nyassa and the Hoods’ shut buddy Illy. Production credit go to One Above, Trials, Cam Bluff and Plutonic Lab and SIXFOUR, who helmed 2018’s ARIA Award-winning single, “Clark Griswold.”

The new album formally arrives on Friday (February 22).

But take a look at the album stream, cowl artwork and tracklist just a little early beneath and cop the album here.

#DXCLUSIVE: Hilltop Hoods Return With "The Great Expanse" Album

1. The Great Expanse
2. Into The Abyss
three. Leave Me Lonely
four. Be Yourself f. Ecca Vandal & Nyassa
5. Set It All, Run Away f. Timberwolf
6. Exit Sign f. Illy & Ecca Vandal
7. Clark Griswold f. Adrian Eagle
eight. OOFT (Ponda Baba)
9. Counterweight
10. Fire & Grace f. Ruel
11. What Becomes Of Us
12. Here Without You f. Nyassa
13. H Is For…

Beyoncé & JAY-Z Accept Brit Award Via Instagram

London, England – Although JAY-Z and Beyoncé weren’t in attendance on the 2019 Brit Awards in London on Wednesday (February 20), The Carters nonetheless managed to supply one of many present’s most talked about moments.

Hip Hop’s quintessential energy couple accepted the Best International Group award Instagram. During their speech, they spoofed their Ricky Saiz-directed “APES**T” video and gave a nod to a topped Meghan Markle — Duchess of Sussex — painted by prolific artist Tim O’Brien.

“Thank you a lot to the BRIT Awards for this unimaginable honor,” Beyoncé says within the quick clip. “You guys have at all times been so supportive. Everything is love. Thank you.”

JAY-Z replies, “You’re welcome” with a straight face. Seconds later, Blue Ivy says off-camera “why,” inflicting them each to crack up.

Other Hip Hop winners at this 12 months’s awards have been Drake, who gained Best International Male Solo, and Nicki Minaj, who gained the Best British Video award for her function on Little Mix’s “Woman Like Me.”

Revisit the “APES**T” video beneath.

Offset Reveals Solo Album Title In New Teaser

Offset has been dangling his solo album in entrance of his followers for months, however now it’s just a few hours away from coming to fruition.

As the magical hour inches nearer, the Migos rap star has unveiled the title of the challenge in a brand new teaser. According to the Instagram submit, the album is titled Father Of four and arrives on Friday (February 22) on the stroke of midnight.

“FATHER OF four,” he captioned a video of his son. “MIDNIGHT.”

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Offset has launched one single from the challenge referred to as “Red Room” together with a music video for the monitor. Aside from that, not a lot is thought about what to anticipate from the album.

Until it drops, revisit the “Red Room” video under.

Eminem Slams Netflix For Canceling "The Punisher"

Detroit, MI – Not a lot is thought about Eminem’s private life. Over the course of his profession, he’s managed to stay fairly enigmatic. But judging by a current tweet, Slim Shady is an enormous fan of The Punisher. 

The present — based mostly on the Marvel comedian — was not too long ago canceled after airing on Netflix for 2 seasons. Evidently, Em is just not happy with the information. On Wednesday (February 20), he referred to as out Netflix for canning the collection.


The Punisher was canceled earlier this week alongside Jessica Jones.

“Marvel’s The Punisher won’t return for a 3rd season on Netflix,” Netflix advised Deadline. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and distinctive forged together with star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling collection for followers, and we’re proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come back.”

Sorry, Em.

Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Eminem’s "Killshot" Snub As Expected

While Eminem was on tour in Australia, the group at a latest Brisbane present demanded a efficiency of the Machine Gun Kelly diss monitor, “Killshot.” Rather than oblige, Em known as MGK a “cocksucker” and moved on along with his set.

MGK evidently caught wind of Slim Shady’s sentiments and retaliated on Twitter.

“ay @Eminem u made the fitting determination not dropping that weak ass music in live performance and placing everybody to sleep,” he tweeted. “#RapDevil.” His tweet additionally included a sequence of emojis, together with a thumbs down and an individual throwing one thing in a trash bin.

Released final September, “Killshot” served as a response to MGK’s Slim Shady diss, “Rap Devil.” The monitor marked YouTube’s largest Hip Hop video debut within the platform’s historical past and sparked a community-wide debate over who received the battle.

Redman, who was at HipHopDX headquarters earlier this month, weighed in on the controversy and gave props to each contributors, however took subject with one specific line.

“MGK, you probably did an awesome job on that fuckin’ battle, however there’s one factor you by no means fuckin’ do,” he mentioned. “One factor. And that’s talkin’ a few man’s sweatpants. You can discuss his mama, however you don’t discuss a person’s sweatsuit.”

Revisit “Killshot” under.

#ThrowbackThursdays: DJ Quik Drops third Studio Album "Safe + Sound"

February 21, 1995 – “If it don’t make dollaz/It don’t make sense.” DJ Quik spit these phrases on the aptly titled “Dollaz + Sense,” one of many lead singles from the Compton legend’s third studio album, Safe + Sound. 

Released on February 21, 1995 Profile Records, the 17-track undertaking overflowed with West Coast G-funk flavored bravado and additional propelled Quik’s discourse with Compton’s Most Wanted rapper and (then) rival gang member MC Eiht. At the time, Quik was a member of the Tree Top Pirus whereas Eiht repped the 159th St. Tragniew Park Compton Crips.

CMW and Quik had already swapped a few diss tracks however on “Dollaz + Sense,” Quik went for Eiht’s jugular.

“You fuckin coward, tremblin like a nervous wreck/Cause after I caught your ass, you set your self in test/And while you left my presence, you left expedient/You ain’t no fuckin killer, youse a comic, beyotch,” he rapped. “Tell me why you act so scary/Givin your set a nasty identify wit your misspelled identify/E-I-H-T, now ought to I proceed/Yeah you overlooked the G trigger the G ain’t in you.”

From there, it solely received worse. Quik slammed Eiht for an alleged violent encounter they’d with each other.

“Remember that point you was rollin on the Westside/And a bit brown bucket pulled up in your facet/Caught at that mild in your Camry within the midst of an actual killer/Tell me, did you’re feeling a bit nervous (hell yeah),” he spit. “You was within the shadow of demise/With two trey-five-sevens pointed at your chest, hmm/Whatchu gon do/Where was your niggaz that kill at/You ain’t received no killers so kill dat.

“Holdin up your fingers and beggin for a move/You fortunate they didn’t simply to get to dumpin on yo’ ass/Cause this sport you suppose is humorous is a few actual shit/So it is advisable be extra cautious who you fuckin wit, beyotch/I’m via playin together with your punk ass.”

Their beef lasted over six years, however the two MCs finally squashed it. In reality, Eiht was low-key impressed with the music’s sound again within the day.

“I believed it was a pleasant beat,” he tells HipHopDX. “I’m a connoisseur of simply good music so on the music facet, yeah, it was good.”

Safe + Sound was government produced by the at the moment incarcerated Suge Knight, whereas Quik himself produced nearly all of the tracks on his personal. It served because the follow-up to 1992’s Way 2 Fonky and his 1991 debut Quik Is The Name. 

Following its launch, the album peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was licensed gold by the RIAA on July 11, 1995.

Other highlights from the undertaking embody “Get At Me” and “Keep The ‘P’ In It” with Playa Hamm, Hi-C, 2nd II None and Kam.

Revisit “Get At Me” beneath and cop the album here. 

#DXCLUSIVE: Chavis Chandler Blasts Black History Month With "FBHM" Single

HipHopDX Premiere – Detroit-bred artist Chavis Chandler caught the eye of fellow Motor City rapper Danny Brown years in the past after releasing his first mixtape. Once inducted into Brown’s Bruiser Brigade, the collective dropped its debut self-titled EP in 2011 earlier than finally disbanding.

Now, Chandler is again with an impending solo effort known as Chop Shop Dojo. Ahead of its launch, he’s unleashed the only “FBHM,” which takes an intriguing stance on Black History Month.

“It’s no secret that the historical past of blacks — not simply African-Americans — traces to the beginnings of civilization,” Chandler tells HipHopDX. “The geography of black individuals is huge, broad and deep. Our historical past must be explored for greater than a month and regarded ‘World History.’ The time period ‘Black History Month’ grew to become what it’s from an concept of giving blacks in America a specified time of reflection and appreciation.”

Chandler continues, “The founder, Carter G. Woodson’s purpose was to start one thing that might trigger the combination of black tradition into the mainstream. However, typically Black History Month appears to only be a rhetoric repeat of the identical names and pictures of degrading remedy, homicide and disrespect that blacks have endured for many years.

“Instead of black historical past being thought of world historical past, it stays relegated to a month. We need new appreciation for our historical past and we would like it taught all 12 months lengthy. From music, vogue, sports activities and leisure, black tradition has all the time been essentially the most appropriated. We are the tradition.”

Chandler’s forthcoming album follows his 2018 debut One Winged Angel and collabs with Royce Da 5’9 and PRhyme.

Chop Shop Dojo is predicted to reach on April 11. Until then, take a look at “FBHM” above.

Ari Lennox & J. Cole Put Black Love On Display In "Shea Butter Baby" Video

Dreamville – After repping for the squad all through the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, Ari Lennox has unleashed the visible for her J. Cole collaboration, “Shea Butter Baby.”

The Bennett Johnson-directed visible places the scope on the ebbs and flows of relationship bliss and likewise spotlights Lennox as a ble presence within the wishy-washy RB circuit.

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Watch the “Shea Butter Baby” video up above and take a look at @arilennox on Instagram for extra updates.

Kehlani & Dom Kennedy Nix The 411 In "Nunya" Video

Los Angeles, CA – A wholesome being pregnant isn’t slowing down Kehlani from getting her new undertaking, While We Wait off the bottom.

The California Girl has linked up with Inglewood mayor Dom Kennedy for his or her single “Nunya.” The breezy document speaks on the necessity for privateness even in intimate conditions over high a Hit-Boy beat. A snowy visage the David Camarena-directed music video makes all of the feelings come to life.

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NUNYA. 10 AM. @dopeitsdom @davidcamarena #WSGTMMMMM

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While We Wait is dropping on Friday (February 22). Stream “Nunya” up above.

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#DXCLUSIVE: Curtis Roach Gets Intellectually Lit On "WJIT" Single

Detroit, MI – Fresh off of a HUGE look courtesy of a nationwide Adidas Originals marketing campaign, Detroit MC Curtis Roach is rocking within the free world with “WJIT,” the primary single from his upcoming EP.

“I made this track primarily to indicate my versatility,” Roach tells HipHopDX concerning the groovy single. “This is simply one thing to lose your thoughts to for a second and benefit from the second. I need individuals to listen to this and dance freely within the not so free world. ‘WJIT’ pays homage to jitting or the dance fashion JIT. Jitting is a membership dance that’s native to Detroit.”

Expect Roach’s mission to drop one thing this spring. Stream “WJIT” up above and verify him out on Instagram @curtistootrill.

SAINt JHN Signs To Kareem "Biggs" Burke’s Management Company

New York, NY – Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke is making a triumphant return to Hip Hop after 13 years, signing his first new artist, SAINt JHN, to his Circle of Success Management Company.

After dropping his love for the music, he credit a rekindled ardour with the invention of the Brooklyn MC’s critically acclaimed debut LP Collection One — a undertaking SAINt JHN informed HipHopDX took him a lifetime to create.

“You’re making the very first thing you introduce to individuals. It takes so many alternative experiences and exchanges … issues that I’m speaking about on this undertaking, a method or one other, they may’ve come from completely different occasions [in my life],” SAINt JHN defined again in March 2018.

Burke — who executively produced all of JAY-Z’s albums as much as The Black Album — described first listening to the undertaking in a dialog with Billboard.

“The night time [Roc Nation co-founder Tyran Smith], performed a preview of SAINt JHN’s new album, I drove house listening to Collection One and had a direct sonic connection to his music.”

After later crossing paths at a style present, the 2 struck up a relationship. It was listening to unreleased music by the rapper that finally satisfied Burke to associate with him.

“The final 2 initiatives I’ve achieved was College Dropout and Late Registration,” Burke wrote on Instagram. “After such a very long time away I’ve determined to leap again in with somebody who I consider can be equally as impactful … [SAINt JHN] made the choice simple for me.”

“It’s very uncommon you come throughout expertise like his,” he added. “I’m BACK!”

Drake & Adele Go On BFF Bowling Trip

Drake and Adele are evidently changing into good pals. The two superstars have been not too long ago noticed out and about in Los Angeles the place they went bowling and had lunch.

According to TMZ, the British-born singer and Toronto native hit up Jerry’s Famous Deli within the San Fernando Valley earlier than heading subsequent door to bowl a couple of frames at Pinz Bowling. They then made a fast cease at Chill N Vape Lounge, the place Drake purchased a Juul and mango and peach pods.

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Drake and Adele have each expressed mutual admiration. The 30-year-old attended one of many 6 God’s exhibits final October.

Adele tweeted in regards to the present, “Oiii Champagne Papi blew my thoughts tonight! Best manufacturing I’ve ever seen palms down and approach up there with one in all my favourite exhibits of all time. Huge love.”

Drake shared Adele’s submit and admitted he was relieved nobody instructed him she was within the viewers.

“Oiiiiiii don’t fucking get me gassed proper now,” he wrote. “I really like this girl and she or he got here to the present. Thank god no person instructed me I might have been SHOOK.”

Will there be a collaboration sooner or later? Only time will inform.

Meek Mill Explains Why He Revoked Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Hip Hop Pass

As of late, Meek Mill’s extracurricular actions embrace a lot of Twitter. Amid his light-weight beef with actor Michael Rapaport, the Philly rap star has offered a proof relating to his stance on Tekashi 6ix9ine. 

When somebody recommended 6ix9ine will emerge from jail as a millionaire, Meek replied, “Ok that’s cool however I don’t signify that utilizing affect to trigger pointless drama after which get them locked up after he portrayed a gang banger.

“Kids will imagine that and comply with up it’s not cool..I bought a say so after we speaking the trenches so I’m talking for us! I’m off it.”

Meek made his opinion on the polarizing rapper clear earlier this month when he hopped in DJ Akademiks remark part. The social media character was plugging a collaborative observe he did with 6ix9ine. Meek wrote, “He telling… reveals over buddy. cease posting bull you disrespecting us.”

6ix9ine’s girlfriend took problem with Meek’s remark and known as him a “huge hater,” however Meek had some phrases for her, too.

““ima hater as a result of he’s about to inform after operating round beginning shit with folks and beginning drama lol,” he replied. “the streets don’t wanna hear it no extra…it’s a reality. I’m not simply saying it.”

6ix9ine has been behind the bars of a New York jail since his November 2018 arrest. Since then, he’s cooperated with the feds in hopes of receiving a lighter sentence whereas incomes the nickname “Snitch9ine.” 

He pleaded responsible to 9 federal fees regarding his involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods final month.