HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, 21 Savage was launched from ICE custody and made an look on Good Morning America to talk about the scenario. Also, up-and-coming rapper YNW Melly was charged with the homicide of his mates. Lastly, the 2019 Grammy Awards featured some huge wins for Hip Hop.
21 Savage Is Free
After spending greater than per week in ICE’s custody, 21 Savage posted a $100,00zero bond and was launched on Wednesday (February 13).
Following his launch, the I Am > I Was artist stopped by Good Morning America on Friday (February 15) for an interview about his expertise. When requested about whether or not or not his reworked “A Lot” verse about immigration had one thing to do along with his arrest as many imagine, 21 was uncertain.
“My legal professionals assume that,” 21 stated. “I don’t actually know. I can’t actually say. I’d see why individuals would assume that.”
The Atlanta-raised rap star, born She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE on February three. In the method, his British citizenship was revealed to the shock of many followers.
Due to his ICE detainment, 21 missed out on his deliberate look on the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10). His multi-platinum hit “Rock Star” with Post Malone was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Watch 21 Savage’s Good Morning America look right here.
YNW Melly Charged With Murder
YNW Melly was arrested for allegedly murdering his two mates YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy. He was charged with first-degree homicide on Wednesday (February 13) together with a 20-year-old man named Cortlen Henry.
“Jamell Demons, a.okay.a. YNW Melly & Cortlen Henry have been arrested and charged with two counts of first diploma homicide,” Miramar, Florida police wrote on Twitter. “The victims, Anthony Williams & Christopher Thomas Jr., have been killed on 10/26/2018. The investigation, supported by forensic proof, has concluded that Demons shot and killed Williams & Thomas Jr. and that Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by taking pictures.”
Before turning himself in, Melly posted an image of himself and the alleged victims whereas sustaining his innocence within the caption.
“I would like you guys to know I like you and respect each single one among y’all, a pair months in the past I misplaced my two brothers by violence and now the system wish to discover justice,” he wrote. “Unfortunately loads of rumors and lies are being stated however no worries god is with me and my brother @ynw.bortlen and we would like y’all to recollect it’s a ynw Family I like you @ynwsakchaser1 and 2ynwjuvy #freeus.”
Following his arrest, his 2017 tune “Murder On My Mind” rocketed up the Apple Music charts.
Read extra about YNW Melly’s homicide cost right here.
2019 Grammy Awards
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards aired on Sunday night time (February 10) with Hip Hop artists taking house fairly a number of awards.
Childish Gambino was one of many night time’s greatest winners. He nabbed awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Performance. Elsewhere, Drake gained Best Rap Song for “God’s Plan.”
TDE’s Jay Rock earned his first Grammy Award for “King’s Dead” alongside Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake within the Best Rap Performance class. The Black Panther soundtrack lower gained in a uncommon tie with Anderson .Paak’s “Bubblin.”
Another big win was Cardi B, who took house Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy. She devoted her win to the late Mac Miller, whose Swimming album was additionally nominated within the class.
Cardi’s win was celebrated by many, together with J. Cole and Pusha T. Not everybody was celebrating Cardi’s win although as she obtained some backlash from those that felt she didn’t deserve the accolade. This prompted her to briefly delete her Instagram.
Read the complete listing of 2019 Grammy Award winners right here.
– Joell Ortiz & Fred The Godson — Gorilla Glue
– Drag-On — Barz On Fire three
– Q Da Fool & Kenny Beats — Bad Influences
#DXCLUSIVES: Redman, Jacquees, Snow Tha Product & #ThrowbackThursdays
Redman Has A Message For Machine Gun Kelly After Hearing Eminem Diss Track
Redman stopped by HipHopDX HQ in Hollywood and spoke about quite a lot of issues. Eminem’s rap battle with Machine Gun Kelly was among the many many matters, prompting Funk Doc to disclose the one subject he felt MGK was out of line for mentioning.
“MGK, you probably did an amazing job on that fuckin’ battle, however there’s one factor you by no means fuckin’ do. One factor. And that’s talkin’ a few man’s sweatpants,” Redman stated in the course of the interview. “You can discuss his mama, however you don’t discuss a person’s sweatsuit.
“I used to be like, ‘Damn, my boy Em is carrying loads of sweatsuits these days.’ Maybe that’s his comfortability. For him to say, you realize, ‘them corny sweatsuits,’ I laughed, however I unhappy you realize what, he’s younger and possibly sooner or later he’s gonna perceive what carrying sweatsuits is about when he will get a sure age.”
Watch the complete interview with Redman right here.
Understanding The Distinction In Jacquees’ King Of R&B Claim
HipHopDX author Cherise Johnson spoke with Jacquees, who lately made waves by claiming the “King of R&B” title. But, he desires to make it clear he’s solely talking for his technology.
“You gotta come watch me at a present,” he clarify in protection of his crown. “You gotta see how these individuals act. You gotta see how I do it. Everything we put out went gold or platinum. I do numbers, I do my thang and I’m the most well liked. I’m the most well liked, interval of my technology. Everybody wanna see Jacquees. And I say that humbly.”
Read the complete Jacquees interview right here.
Snow Tha Product Reflects On Her Career As She “Vibes Higher”
DX’s Bernadette Giacomazzo caught up with Snow Tha Product to speak about her newest album Vibe Higher in an unique interview.
“Vibe Higher is de facto all about elevating,” she stated. “It’s not nearly elevating professionally — though actually, it touches on that — but it surely’s about elevating in each manner you understand how. Personally. Professionally. Spiritually.
“You know, I’ve been round for a very long time. And I satisfaction myself on not solely being round for such a very long time however persistently elevating in every little thing I do. I’m now in a spot the place I’ve artists beneath my very own label now that I’m unbiased. People ask me if I’m petrified of that, however what have I acquired to be scared for? I’ve been doing it this fashion for the longest time.”
Read the complete Snow Tha Product interview right here.
#ThrowbackThursdays: Funky four + 1 Becomes 1st Hip Hop Act On Network Television
Funky four + 1 was the primary Hip Hop act to ever make an look on community tv, performing “That’s The Joint” on Saturday Night Live due to the assistance of Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry. HipHopDX regarded again on the historic second for Throwback Thursdays.
Read extra about Funky four +1 right here.