#DXHitChecklist: Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Nipsey Hussle & Offset Top This Week’s Spotify Playlist

SPOTIFY – The #DXHitList has been refreshed with the most recent in Hip Hop music releases. Lots of stable drops this week, together with new music off Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y’s 2009 mission, a banging collab with Nipsey Hussle and rising Los Angeles rapper Roddy Ricch in addition to Offset‘s main single “Red Room” from his forthcoming solo album.

This week’s #DXHitChecklist is led by Nipsey Hussle’s new single “Racks In The Middle” that includes rising LA rapper Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy working his magic on the beat. Nip had a stable 2018 as his debut album Victory Lap earned a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album and hit the highest of the Billboard charts at No. four.

Next up, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y‘s 2009 reduce “Getting Loose” that includes Problem. Wiz and Spitta stand on their very own, delivering shiny, stoner verses whereas Problem holds it down on the track’s memorable hook.

Also making the #DXHitChecklist this week is Offset‘s first solo single “Red Room.” The observe is blessed by Metro Boomin‘s manufacturing and can reportedly reside on the Migos member’s impending solo album.

The #DXHitChecklist additionally options new music from Juicy J, T-Pain and Gunna, in addition to a sultry new R&B report from Cardi B and Bruno Mars titled “Please Me.”

Follow and hearken to the #DXHitList beneath.

Lil Xan Is Having A Baby

Lil Xan has been comparatively quiet because the new 12 months kicked off, however evidently he’s been busy. In a current Instagram put up, the Hot Cheetos-loving rapper revealed he and his new girlfriend Annie are going to be dad and mom.

“i needed to attend however i simply can’t go away my followers at midnight,” he wrote within the caption. “it’s official im going to be a father. i really like you guys a lot and hope you keep alongside for this loopy journey and that i’ve by no means felt extra comfortable in my life? all of you’re invited to the gender reveal occasion i promise !”

Xan additionally touched on his lengthy delayed Be Safe album and thanked his girlfriend for “saving” him.

“Cant wait to indicate the world all the things i’ve been engaged on at youtube house and my official sophomore album ‘BE SAFE,’”  he continued. “and to my child my angel my sunshine @anniiesmith i really like you with all my coronary heart thanks for saving me i really like you extra then phrases might describe.”

Last December, Xan checked himself into rehab, placing a halt on the venture’s launch. Mac Miller’s overdose demise final September seemingly pushed Xan over the sting. He was vocal on social media about how a lot Miller’s passing affected him. In reality, “be protected” is supposedly the very last thing Miller stated to Xan.

Be Safe was anticipated to reach December three, 2018. So far, Xan has but to unveil one other launch date.

#DXCLUSIVE: Mega Ran Explores Japan In "Sumimasen" Video Featuring Alfred Banks

HipHopDX Premiere – Mega Ran has enlisted the assistance of director Ikuo Yamamoto for his newest video “Sumimasen” that includes New Orleans-bred artist Alfred Banks. Shot in Japan, the visible encompasses the Philly MC’s sharp wit, love of video video games and penchant for rhyming.

“I had a lot enjoyable doing this,” Mega Ran tells HipHopDX. “I journey to Japan so usually that I’d by no means thought-about capturing a video there till I noticed Ikuo’s work. He loves Hip Hop simply as a lot as I do, so it was a pure match. We turned a wet day right into a enjoyable shoot.”

In phrases of the monitor itself, Mega Ran explains, “The track sounds totally different than what I got here up doing and listening to Hip Hop sensible, and I needed to persuade myself that was okay.

“Hip Hop is perpetually rising and altering, so it’s solely proper that we proceed to develop and alter as nicely and have enjoyable doing it. That’s an important half.”

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Produced by blossoming beatsmith Lio Maks, “Sumimasen” — which roughly interprets to “Excuse Me” — will seem on a particular break up vinyl between Mega Ran and Arizona band Bear Ghost. The challenge is anticipated to reach this summer time.

Ahead of the discharge, Mega Ran is heading out on tour with fellow nerdcore rappers MC Lars, MC Frontalot and Schäffer The Darklord on the Mt. Nerdcore Tour. The run kicks off on April 30 in Fargo, North Dakota and wraps up on May 16 in Winter Park, Florida.

Until then, try the “Sumimasen” video above and remainder of the tour dates beneath.

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‪🚨 ANNOUNCEMENT! 🚨 ‬ ‪Mt. Nerdcore is reopened for business, Spring 2019. Tickets available this Thursday! Catch myself, MC Frontalot, MC Lars and Schäffer the Darklord in a bunch of the places we missed last tour. 🤓 4/30 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium 5/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre 5/2 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo Coffee 5/3 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge 5/4 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room 5/5 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall's 5/7 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar 5/8 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe 5/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose 5/10 – Nashville, TN – True Music Room 5/11 – Birmingham, AL – Heady.Made.Weird 5/12 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre 5/13 – Atlanta, GA – Smith's Olde Bar 5/14 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive 5/15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable St 5/16 – Winter Park, FL – Geek Easy #MtNerdcore #tourannouncement #raps

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Hip Hop Week In Review: 21 Savage Released By ICE & YNW Melly Arrested For Murder

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

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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

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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.

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#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.

J. Cole Assists Dennis Smith Jr. & Quavo Aids Hamidou Diallo In 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Charlotte, NC – Hip Hop bought to play a small function within the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. J. Cole and Quavo every helped out with dunks in the course of the occasion in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday night time (February 16).

New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. bought an help from Cole, who tossed a basketball to the previous NC State star for a dunk that earned an ideal rating.

The Dreamville Records founder, who’s scheduled to carry out on the 2019 NBA All-Star Game halftime present on Sunday (February 17), sat in a chair whereas Smith jumped over him to catch the ball and slam it down. Afterward, Cole tried his personal dunk however wasn’t profitable.

Later within the night time, Quavo stepped onto the court docket to be a part of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo’s closing dunk of the night. Quavo stood in entrance of the objective and held the ball above his head whereas the NBA rookie lept over him to seize the rock for the slam.

Diallo received the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, seizing the victory thanks largely resulting from a spectacular dunk that noticed him soar over NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.

Check out Smith’s Cole-assisted dunk above and Diallo’s collaboration with Quavo under.

NYPD Commander Investigated After Allegedly Telling Officers To Shoot 50 Cent On Sight

New York, NY – A New York City Police Department commander is being investigated for allegedly threatening 50 Cent. According to the New York Daily News, Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez — who has had points with 50 prior to now — informed officers to “shoot him on sight.”

Gonzales allegedly made the touch upon June 7, 2018 throughout roll name on the 72nd Precinct stationhouse, shortly earlier than 50’s deliberate attendance at an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match.

“The inspector simply stated that at roll name,” a supply with data of the case informed the Daily News. “I’m like WTF.”

Gonzalez reportedly tried to say it was a joke, however the remark made its means up the chain of command and sparked a probe.

“The incident is below inside evaluate,” a division spokesman stated.

A month previous to the incident, Gonzales filed an aggravated harassment criticism in opposition to 50. The criticism was prompted by the G-Unit founder writing his acquainted “get the strap” catchphrase in a since-deleted Instagram submit about Gonzales focusing on the Brooklyn membership Love and Lust.

50 reacted to the reported investigation of Gonzalez on Sunday (February 7).

“This is how I get up this morning,” he wrote on Twitter. “This man Emanuel Gonzales is a grimy cop abusing his POWER. The unhappy half is that this man nonetheless has a badge and a gun. I take this menace very critically and im consulting with my authorized counsel concerning my choices transferring ahead.”

He shared the identical message on Instagram together with an extra submit about Gonzalez.

“This is Emanuel Gonzalez commanding officer of the 72percinct,” 50 wrote. “He suppose he obtained beef with me,so he sending the Homies to place some work in. NYNOTSAFE #thegangstagotabadge.”

BlocBoy JB Wanted For Drug, Gun & Theft Charges

Shelby County, TN – BlocBoy JB is a wished man in his residence state of Tennesse.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office introduced it’s looking for the 22-year-old rapper, whose actual identify is James Baker, on Saturday (February 16). He is needed for drug, gun and theft expenses.

“SCSO wants assist in finding James Baker, 22, higher generally known as BlocBoy JB,” Shelby County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Twitter. “Baker is needed for poss of medication & drug paraphernalia, a convicted felon in poss of a handgun, & for theft of prop. Anyone with ideas concerning Baker’s location is requested to contact regulation enforcement.”

BlocBoy JB is best-known for his multi-platinum single “Look Alive,” which options Drake. He is coming off the discharge of his Don’t Think That EP, which dropped final October.

Last month, the Memphis-bred artist made headlines for suing the developers of the online game Fortnite. He sued Epic Games for utilizing his “Shoot” dance with out his permission.

“I simply don’t assume it’s honest what Epic is doing,” he mentioned in a press release. ”I began the dance and made it common by my music. Epic didn’t ask me if they might put it in Fortnite.”

Unauthorized Drake Documentary Shut Down By Universal Music Group

Los Angeles, CA – Symettrica Entertainment producers are crying foul over Universal Music Group‘s transfer to have their unauthorized Drake documentary Drake: Rewriting the Rules faraway from streaming platforms.

UMG delivered notices to the manufacturing firm asking them to take away Drizzy’s music and a few video clips from the doc, in line with TMZ. Takedown notices have been reportedly despatched to Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.

According to authorized docs obtained by TMZ, Symettrica is accusing the music large of “illegal efforts to censor free speech via the intentional misuse of copyright regulation,” interfering with their cash and “placating its artist Drake by trying to suppress any commentary or criticism of Drake.”

The 6 God-focused documentary dropped on VEVO in November. It grew to become accessible on Netflix, iTunes and Amazon in January. After its January launch, UMG issued takedown notices to all of the aforementioned streaming platforms, which prompted them to yank the doc.

In the go well with, Symettrica claims honest use of Drake’s music and desires the courts to co-sign. They are additionally suing UMG for damages.

New Evidence Reportedly Suggests Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Attack

Chicago, IL – In what has developed into a sophisticated case stuffed with twists and turns, police at the moment are suggesting Empire actor Jussie Smollett orchestrated his personal assault.

According to CNN, two regulation enforcement sources aware of the main points of the investigation say Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers to execute the plan. One of the lads had appeared on Empire up to now.

The two brothers have been arrested by Chicago authorities on Wednesday (February 13) however have been ultimately launched with out prices after detectives found the “new proof.” They at the moment are reportedly totally cooperating with police.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi defined they’d be let loose “as a result of new proof on account of at this time’s investigations.” He added, “And detectives have extra investigative work to finish.”

Smollett known as the police on January 29, claiming he’d been assaulted by two males hurling “racial and homophobic slurs” close to the decrease entrance of a Loews Hotel round three a.m. native time. He mentioned one among his attackers positioned a rope round his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him whereas yelling, “This is MAGA nation!”

There are information exhibiting the 2 brothers bought the rope discovered round Smollett’s neck at an area ironmongery store.

Almost instantly, Smollett’s account of what occurred raised suspicions, with many questioning the validity of his story.

Following the alleged assault, Smollett appeared on Good Morning America and expressed his frustrations. He was upset so many individuals have been doubting his story and accusing him of mendacity.

“It appears like if I had mentioned it was a Muslim or a Mexican or somebody black, I really feel just like the doubters would have supported me loads way more,” Smollett mentioned. “And that claims loads in regards to the place the place we’re as a rustic proper now.”

Smollett additionally denied ever telling the police his attackers have been carrying MAGA hats.

“I by no means mentioned that,” he mentioned.”I didn’t want so as to add something like that. They known as me a faggot, they known as me a nigger. There’s no which means you narrow it. I don’t want some MAGA hat because the cherry on some racist sundae.”

Despite the allegations, Smollett continues to be thought of a sufferer till it’s confirmed in any other case. The actor, who identifies as homosexual, has performed “Jamal” on the FOX TV since 2015.

Watch Smollett’s account of the assault under. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine Set To Receive No Jail Time & Witness Protection With Full Cooperation

New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine’s jail ordeal may very well be coming to an finish ahead of anybody predicted. According to a newly unsealed plea deal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office within the Southern District of New York has agreed “to not prosecute the defendant for the crimes set forth in Counts One by way of Nine…. in addition to extra crimes that the defendant has informed the federal government about” in alternate for 6ix9ine’s full cooperation.

Last month, 6ix9ine copped to 9 federal counts stemming from his involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, together with racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking.

In his responsible plea, the 22-year-old admitted to helping the gang in its try to kill a rival gang member, paying an affiliate to shoot Chief Keef and participating in an armed theft in addition to promoting heroin.

He was initially dealing with a minimum of 47 years behind bars if convicted on all fees. But, as a result of he was keen testify towards his co-defendants, the polarizing rapper may very well be free as early as January 2020.

Ultimately, a federal choose will decide the phrases of 6ix9ine’s sentencing on January 24, 2020. Although, “ought to the defendant efficiently cooperate, the federal government agrees that it’s going to file on the time of sentencing a movement … for a sentence under any obligatory minimal,” the plea deal reads.

6ix9ine can also be eligible for witness safety, which he’ll want if Boosie Badazz is right. In an Instagram publish earlier this week, the Louisiana-bred rapper recommended 6ix9ine shall be murdered inside a month of his launch. 

Read the total plea settlement here.

Onry Ozzborn Launches GoFundMe Campaign Following Daughter’s Cancer Diagnosis

Seattle, WA – Fake Four Inc. staple Onry Ozzborn lately acquired the information any father or mother would dread. After weeks of testing, the Seattle-based artist was advised his 10-year-old daughter — Violet Ofelia Martinez — has a type of Non-Lymphoblastic Non-Hodgkin’s most cancers.

In the wake of V’s analysis, Onry has arrange a GoFundMe account to assist cowl medical prices and every other surprising bills that pop up throughout her therapy. He defined the main points of V’s scenario within the marketing campaign’s description.

“Treatment for her begins Feb 22nd & will final four to five months give or take relying on how she handles all the pieces,” he wrote partially. “We additionally might be taking a holistic strategy on some issues as nicely. We are reaching out for assist in tackling this combat we face forward. She WILL with out a single doubt defeat this coward of a illness however her street to restoration might be a tedious one at occasions.”

“Those of you that know her (& or) have ever met her perceive that that is no match for Ofelia in the long term,” Onry continued. “Getting to that end line nonetheless might be very pricey throughout the board with regard to go away of labor, full way of life change, a extra enough dwelling scenario to raised accommodate her & this situation, issues of that nature however most of all her therapy & all of the issues that come together with it (deliberate or unplanned).” 

Onry, who can be a part of the group Grayskul and Dark Time Sunshine, penned a music for Violet known as “V Girl” that includes Reva Devito.

“To all my household, buddies & followers, the one approach I understand how to deal with most issues is thru music so Zavala & I (aka DARK TIME SUNSHINE), & V’s favourite singer Reva Devito put collectively a music & video devoted to my great daughter titled V GIRL hooked up inside this marketing campaign,” he defined. “Play it LOUD.. typically..  & preserve the V in your hearts at all times until this spineless little poison withers away for good.”

Onry concluded the put up with, “Positive thought, prayer, vitality, & reaching our objective are most vital for her/us right now to get by & preserve a robust mindset.

“With your assist I do know we are able to really obtain something that comes our approach & conquer this feat. We love you all so very a lot.”

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Ceschi Ramos, co-founder of Fake Four Inc. and Onry’s longtime pal, admits he took this information significantly onerous.

“How many occasions have you ever seen somebody be captured by illness and easily want it may very well be you and never them dealing with the illness?” Ceschi advised HipHopDX. “I’ve recognized Violet Ofelia Martinez since she was a toddler. Her father, Onry, is one among my closest buddies in music. He is a member of a few of my favourite Hip Hop teams of all time: Dark Time Sunshine and Grayskul.

“When he texted me and advised me that Violet was identified with most cancers, time froze nonetheless and my coronary heart stopped. I practically fainted on an airplane. I’ve confronted extra grief and loss within the final yr than most expertise of their complete lives, however this little woman is likely one of the brightest lights I’ve ever encountered. She is a shining star of a human being. I really like her complete household like an prolonged household of my very own. To all of those that have supported Fake Four during the last decade, please take into account serving to the Martinez household throughout essentially the most tough time of their lives. It would imply quite a bit to all of us.”

As of publication time, V’s GoFundMe marketing campaign has raised practically $16,00zero out of its $50,00zero objective. To donate, head to the GoFundMe page. 

YNW Melly’s "Murder On My Mind" Nabs No. 1 Spot On Apple Music Amid Murder Charges

Miramar, FL – Before YNW Melly was charged with two counts of first-degree homicide, the burgeoning 19-year-old rapper wasn’t precisely a family title. But within the wake of his arrest, Melly’s “Murder On My Mind” single has catapulted to No. 1 on the Apple Music chart.

According to a tweet from Chart Data, the monitor reached the coveted spot on Saturday (February 16).

Released in 2017, “Murder On My Mind” serves as Melly’s breakout single and has piqued followers’ curiosity since he was taken into custody earlier this week.

Despite its darkish lyrical content material, the track couldn’t have been a confessional like many individuals have concluded. The deadly shootings happened in October 2018, months after the track was launched.

Melly and YNW Bortlen stand accused of killing two of their closest pals, YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy. Authorities declare Melly and Bortlen staged the crime scene to seem like a drive-by taking pictures after they alleged shot them.

Shortly earlier than he turned himself in, Melly addressed the state of affairs on Instagram and dismissed any discuss of his involvement as nothing greater than “rumors.”

“To all my followers and supporters no I didn’t get locked up in Washington, however I’m turning myself in at present I need you guys to know I like you and respect each single one in all y’all,” he wrote. “A pair months in the past I misplaced my two brothers by violence and now the system need to discover justice.

“Unfortunately a whole lot 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 @ynwjuvy #freeus.”

In addition to reaching No. 1 on Apple Music, “Murder On My Mind” has steadily been climbing the Spotify charts as effectively and at the moment sits at No. 19.

Revisit the track beneath.

Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am’s TRANS4M Gala

Los Angeles, CA – On Tuesday evening (February 12), Milk Studios was the house to the third annual i.am.angel Foundation’s TRANS4M Gala to boost cash for inner-city kids excited by S.T.E.A.M. actions and to honor the legendary Quincy Jones. Standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Athletics, and Mathematics: it’s a phrase that the muse’s founder and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am champions in his strategy to giving again to the children of neighborhoods like Boyle Heights the place he’s from.

Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala

The TRANS4M Gala is part of will.i.am’s philanthropic efforts to award alternatives to inner-city kids with out them having to depart dwelling. “Most folks within the ghetto say issues like, ‘I can’t wait to get out of the ghetto,’ as a substitute of claiming, ‘I can’t wait to vary my ghetto,” Will proclaims on stage. Starting at $2,500 per ticket, the Gala provides folks a chance to fulfill and work together with the very kids their cash can be serving to. Children from Boyle Heights colleges took the stage to debate the work they’ve been doing whereas attendees participated in a dwell public sale to donate cash. One of the evening’s highlights was the $100,000 raised for a 17-year-old Roosevelt High School scholar to attend Brown University subsequent 12 months.

Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala

As the occasion reached its finish, the person of the night emerged from black drapes as will.i.am launched Quincy Jones for an interview session between the 2 males. Discussing every little thing from the way forward for our nation and Quincy’s legacy, the 2 exuded a bond the viewers may inform had been solid over years. “The first track I ever recorded was with QD3,” Will recollects as he talks concerning the generosity and kindness that each Quincy and his household have proven him since he was a teen. Quincy’s phrases and message to the group, nonetheless, prolonged far past music and into recommendation all of us ought to adhere to, “Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam: if we don’t come collectively we’ll by no means make it. We gotta cease this foolish bullshit.”

Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala

The night ended with a efficiency from a star-studded lineup that includes BJ The Chicago Kid, Nicole Scherzinger, Robert Glasper, and the Black Eyed Peas all taking the stage in a musical tribute to Jones. While many artists discuss recreation about giving again, the TRANS4M Gala proved that can.i.am is a person of motion and that philanthropy is actually part of his platform.

Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala
Quincy Jones Honored At will.i.am's TRANS4M Gala

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Boosie Badazz Suggests Tekashi 6ix9ine Will Be "Murdered Less Than A Month" If Released

Baton Rouge, LA – Boosie Badazz had some robust phrases for Tekashi 6ix9ine earlier this week. As particulars of the incarcerated rapper’s case proceed to emerge, one factor is abundantly clear — he’s been cooperating with the feds. For many, that equates with snitching, which is one thing Boosie doesn’t tolerate.

On Friday (February 15), the Louisiana-bred artist took his grievances to Instagram, the place he admitted he was initially sympathetic to 6ix9ine’s plight, however he modified his thoughts as soon as he realized 6ix9ine offered particulars about Kooda B’s involvement within the 2018 Chief Keef capturing.

“WHEN YOU FIRST WENT TO JAIL I WAS LIKE FREE DUDE CAUSE I DONT LIKE TO SEE NO ONE N DAT CAGE LIKE DAT,” he wrote in all caps. “BUT ONE THING I DONT CONDONE OR SUPPORT IS RATS.

“YOU GOTTA SAY U A BITCH ASS NIGGAS WHO WAS JUST WAS PLAYING HOE GAMES WITH EVERYBODY. YOU HAVE TO ADMIT ON WAX THAT YOU A HOE ASS NIGGA FROM NOW ON (interval).”

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WHEN YOU FIRST WENT TO JAIL I WAS LIKE FREE DUDE CAUSE I DONT LIKE TO SEE NO ONE N DAT CAGE LIKE DAT🤷🏼‍♂️BUT ONE THING I DONT CONDONE OR SUPPORT IS RATS “YOU GOTTA SAY U A BITCH ASS NIGGAS WHO WAS JUST WAS PLAYING HOE GAMES WITH EVERYBODY 🤷🏼‍♂️YOU HAVE TO ADMIT ON WAX THAT YOU A HOE ASS NIGGA FROM NOW ON (period)I AND I DO UNDERSTAND YO SITUATION NIGGA. I WAS FACING A NEEDLE. (Lethal injection) N AINT BEND BREAK R FOLD #realniggas like myself WE HATE RATS 🐀 IDK ABOUT NEWYORK BUT N LOUISIANA U WILL BE MURDERED LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER YOUR RELEASE FRFR YOUR KIDS WILL BULLIED N SCHOOL FOR THE DECISION YOU MADE ,YOU PUT ALL YOUR FAMILY N GRAVE DANGER FOR LIFE CAUSE OF THIS BS, DID U THINK BOUT THEY SAFETY? Keep it 💯u DONT care bout nothin but YOU SMH

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Boosie believes — very similar to 6ix9ine’s ex-girlfriend and mom of his daughter Sara Molina — 6ix9ine’s mouth is placing his family members in a precarious state of affairs. He suggests the 22-year-old will likely be lifeless in lower than a month when (or if) he will get out of jail.

“I AND I DO UNDERSTAND YO SITUATION NIGGA,” he continued. “I WAS FACING A NEEDLE. (Lethal injection) N AINT BEND BREAK R FOLD #realniggas like myself WE HATE RATS. IDK ABOUT NEWYORK BUT N LOUISIANA U WILL BE MURDERED LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER YOUR RELEASE FRFR.

“YOUR KIDS WILL BULLIED N SCHOOL FOR THE DECISION YOU MADE ,YOU PUT ALL YOUR FAMILY N GRAVE DANGER FOR LIFE CAUSE OF THIS BS, DID U THINK BOUT THEY SAFETY?”

He ended with, “Keep it 100. u DONT care bout nothin however YOU SMH.”

Kooda is dealing with 10 years in jail if convicted, whereas 6ix9ine might serve at the very least 47 years in jail if convicted on all prices. Last month, he pleaded responsible to 9 federal counts stemming from his involvement within the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.

6ix9ine has been behind the bars of a New York jail since his November 2018 arrest. 

Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues

By now, it’s a well-known and undeniable fact the web is undefeated. Case in level, somebody with manner an excessive amount of time on their fingers just lately succeeded in taking the usually somber Eminem and turning him right into a grinning idiot.

And it’s fairly rattling good.

Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues

Facebook person Mike Brown was evidently bored sufficient to make the most of the right Photoshop strategies to make Slim Shady glad. Yes, the strict look Em normally rocks was no match for Brown’s tech savvy, pixel pushing expertise.

They are fairly presumably essentially the most disturbing photographs of the celebrated rap god ever unleashed on-line.

Check out a number of pictures of the brand new and improved Em under and look at the whole gallery here. 

Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues
Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues
Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues
Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues
Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues
Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues
Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues

Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues
Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues

Someone Photoshops Smiles On Eminem’s Photos & Hilarity Ensues