HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, The Game released his Born 2 Rap album with a diss to older brother Big Fase 100. Also, Eminem and Nick Cannon are back to exchanging barbs and Wack 100 said Nipsey Hussle wasn’t a legend.
The Game Releases Born 2 Rap
The Game released Born 2 Rap, his last album (allegedly), on Friday (December 6).
On the 25-track LP, Game takes shots at rapper Big Fase 100 — who happens to be his older brother — on the song “Hug The Block.”
“I was LeBron, you were supposed to be my Rich Paul/Baby to Slim when a nigga got rich dawg/But your love turn to hate that’s what we split for/When the fuck you get soft/And start talkin’ behind my back like baby mamas when they pissed off,” Game spit on the track.
Fase responded with a post to Instagram of a picture featuring biblical figures Cain and Abel.
Listen to The Game’s swan song Born 2 Rap here.
Eminem Disses Nick Cannon
Eminem and Nick Cannon have been industry enemies for years. This week, the two went back-and-forth again song and radio.
On Fat Joe’s Family Ties album, Eminem took a stab at Nick Cannon on the song “Lord Above” featuring Mary J. Blige. Joey Crack described it as the most “disrespectful” rap ever.
Following the track’s release, Cannon went on his Power 106 morning show and said Em’s diss wasn’t worthy of a response. But Cannon has since proposed Eminem come on an episode of Wild ‘N Out to battle it out.
Listen to Eminem’s verse on Fat Joe’s “Lord Above” here.
Wack 100 Declares Nipsey Hussle’s Not A Legend
Even though Wack 100 said he was going to chill on the Nipsey Hussle commentary, this week he took things a step further by saying Nip wasn’t a legend.
“What’s a legend? Define a legend. Let’s keep it real,” Wack told TMZ cameras. “If Dr. Dre died right now, we’d say we lost a legend, right? Based upon what? Numbers, right? Body of work, right? How many albums did Nipsey drop? One album, right? This not no personal shit. This is real shit.”
His comments didn’t sit too well with a few big names in the industry such as T.I. and Meek Mill. Both took issue with Wack’s statement.
As a result, Wack called out T.I. for allegedly being a snitch like Tekashi 6ix9ine and reminded everyone about the time he participated in a crime tip line PSA commercial. T.I. offered his paperwork, which disputes Wack’s claim, as a response.
Wack doubled down on his perspective with Nick Cannon on Power 106.
Read more about Wack 100 versus everyone here.
– The Game — Born 2 Rap
– Griselda Records — WWCD
– Alchemist & Action Bronson — Lamb Over Rice
– Dave East — Survival
#DXclusives: Rubi Rose, Armen Keleshian and KSI
Rubi Rose Talks Juggling Both A Hip Hop & College Career
Rising star Rubi Rose spoke with HipHopDX about how she got her start while also attending college.
“It’s definitely hard, but it’s worth it,” she told DX. “If you want to do something, you stick through it and you do it. And I want to do (music and school), so I’m going to finish. It’s no biggie.”
Read the full Rubi Rose interview here.
Armen Keleshian Spills The Secrets On Being A Successful Hip Hop Photographer
Celebrity photographer Armen Keleshian spoke with DX about how he got his start, which he credits to Steve Lobel.
“Pretty much everything changed,” he revealed. “So when I moved to L.A., I hit up Steve and we had met in Lebanon when he brought out J. Cole at the time. I said, ‘Yo, I’m in L.A., I’d love an opportunity to come shadow you. If you ever need content, I’d love to come and shoot.’Just getting them going around. And Steve said, ‘I got you.’”
Check out the full Armen Keleshian interview here.
KSI Reacts To Logan Paul Thinking He Was Going To Win Their Fight
British rapper and YouTube personality KSI beat Logan Paul in a boxing match and spoke to DX about the social media star talking a lot of trash ahead of their fight.
“I expected him to bring more to the fight,” he said. “I thought he would really try to fight me because he had so much talk and confidence.”
Watch the full KSI interview here.