Atlantic Records Makes 6-Figure Donation To Nipsey Hussle Foundation

Los Angeles, CA – Atlantic Records gave a generous gift to the Neighborhood Nip Foundation reportedly in the sum of over six figures. The exact amount of the donation was not disclosed though payment was confirmed through Nipsey Hussle’s business partner and friend, Karen Civil to HipHopDX.

The announcement comes on the eve of his Puma signature shoe release scheduled in September — a deal he had in place before his untimely demise.

The Hip Hop Icon began a partnership with Atlantic Records in 2017 along with his All Money In label when he signed a multi-album deal.

“Nipsey is not only an extraordinary MC, but a true visionary and innovative entrepreneur,” Atlantic CEO Craig Kallman and COO Julie Greenwald said in a joint statement after his signing in 2017.

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They continued, “Over the past seven years, he has built an incredible brand that reflects his independent, non-traditional approach to what it means to be a creative artist in the modern music marketplace. We are thrilled and honored that he has chosen Atlantic as his label home.”

Since the Los Angeles prodigy was murdered in front of his Marathon Clothing Store in March, many fans have paid homage through supporting his clothing business.

The enterprise has amassed over $10 million from then. The physical location is temporarily closed while a Nipsey Hussle Tower is being constructed.

DJ Muggs & Meyhem Lauren Drop Video For "Balance"

DJ Muggs has spent years as a mainstay within underground Hip Hop through his two years old Soul Assassins series of albums alongside his work with pioneering West Coast group Cypress Hill.

Most recently DJ Muggs dropped his Soul Assassins: DIA DEL ASESINATO project featuring guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs, MF Doom, Raekwon, Kool G Rap and more.

For the single and video for “Balance,” DJ Muggs recruits Action Bronson associate Meyhem Lauren. The two already collaborated on this year’s Member’s Only project. Fans in LA can also catch Mayhem September 11 at Cafe Fais Do-Do with ETO.

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Fresh off “Put A Date On It” going platinum, Yo Gotti returns with another high caliber single featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The Ben Billions and Julian Beatz-produced “Pose” further proves Gotti isn’t playing around this year, and could be the closest we get to hearing Uzi’s Eternal Atake for a while.

The song will appear on Yo Gotti’s upcoming album, which will be his first full-length effort since 2017’s I Still Am.

Stay tuned for an official title and release date from the King of Memphis.

Check out the HipHopDX Singles section for more new music posted daily.



Two Men Who Burglarized Usher’s Home Booked With 50 Felony Charges

Usher, as well as a handful other celebrities such as Adam Lambert, Real Housewives Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley and former NFL linebacker Shaun Philips, all fell victim to a burglary heist put on by a realtor. According to Variety, Jason Emil Yaselli has been accused encouraging his accomplice Benjamin Ackerman to attend homes open to the public for viewings to then steal valuables.

Two Men Who Burglarized Usher's Home Booked With 50 Felony Charges
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The publication details how Benjamin stole from a total fourteen homes from December 2016 to August 2018. The merchandise he stole was sold and the money was then used to pay f his credit card. Jason was arrested on Wednesday and is being held on a $1.7 million bail while Benjamin was re-arrested last week and after pleading guilty he’s being held on a $1.2 million bail.

Both suspects have been charged with “32 counts money laundering, 12 counts residential burglary, two counts burglary with a person present, two counts identity theft, one count conspiracy to commit burglary and one count conspiracy to commit money laundering.” Benjamin and Jason are accused stealing more than $500,000. TMZ reports that the criminals are facing 31 years behind bars each. 

Air Jordan 10 “Woodland Camo” Official Images, Release Date Announced

Jordan Brand reportedly has plans to release a couple camo-printed Air Jordan 10s this summer, including a “Woodland Camo” rendition, as well as a “Desert Camo” colorway. 

According to sneaker source J23 App, the Woodland Camo iteration will be arriving on August 31 for the retail price $190. 

The kicks come equipped with a ripstop upper that is completely decked out in an eye-catching camo, fset by black leather detailing around the tongue and ankle collar, as well as a black midsole, black Jumpman heel logo and rubber outsole.

Per Nike:

In 1995, when MJ returned to basketball to launch his second three-peat, the original Air Jordan X debuted with premium materials and His Airness’ milestones listed on the sole. This retro stays true to the original and adds a woodland camo colorway across the upper that embodies that locked-in mindset. Forever the quintessential basketball shoe for the ultimate player, now the Air Jordan X stays in stealth mode among the elements, and stands out like a soldier on the court.

Continue scrolling for the ficial images.

Air Jordan 10 “Woodland Camo” Official s, Release Date Announced

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Air Jordan 10 “Woodland Camo” Official s, Release Date Announced

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Air Jordan 10 “Woodland Camo” Official s, Release Date Announced

Air Jordan 10 Woodland Camo/Nike

Air Jordan 10 “Woodland Camo” Official s, Release Date Announced

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A$AP Rocky Quietly Checks Out 60s Psychedelic Rock Band In NYC

A$AP Rocky is getting back into the flow things after he was convicted assault in Sweden earlier this month. The rapper was at the center international attention after he was arrested for a fight he got into. Presidential forces came into play and things got a bit messy on an international relations tip. Since his release, he’s played a few shows and made a few appearances here and there but for the most part, he’s been remaining lowkey and enjoying his general freedom in America.

Last night, the rapper and his manager had a pretty low-key evening as they headed to Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village to peep The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. A source close to PageSix revealed he was coasted in the club around 7 p.m. to check out the venue itself before making his return a few hours later where he was kickin’ it in the VIP. The rapper’s outing was mainly to show love to the band as he kept a low prile during the night.

“He was nice to everyone but he was really there as a fan to see a legendary artist perform and not to take attention away from that,” a source said. “They loved the show and A$AP bought some vinyl at the merch table before leaving.”

Clearly, Rocky is still dodging the president’s calls. 

Will Smith Is Still Jada Smith’s Favourite Form Of Transportation

Jada Pinkett Smith has previously explained why she’s the happiest she’s even been in her whole entire life and it all has to do with her inner peace. “I really thought happiness had a lot to do with pleasure, and I realized that happiness is about peace,” she explained. “I am the most peaceful I’ve ever been in my life, so I am the happiest.” 

Will Smith Is Still Jada Smith's Favourite Form Of Transportation
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Aside from her inner thoughts and feels, Jada can thank her loving family for bringing her joy, sometimes in the form little things such as her husband Will Smith giving her a piggyback when her feet hurt. The “Set It Off” actress shared an image to Instagram that sees Will carry her outside an airport. “When your feet hurt…” she captioned he image. 

While Jada and Will are clear couple goals, the 47-year-old previously opened up on how his appearance on her Red Table Talk series is to show that marriages aren’t perfect. “What was really important about Will and I doing that show together — two things — first all was to get rid the idea that people in the public eye have perfect relationships. We were kind sick living up to that,” she explained. 

“Will being the successful guy that he is and being willing to share what his pitfalls were in the relationship and in his family, you can’t imagine how many other successful men called and said, ‘Wow, my wife has been saying the same thing for years. Because you said it, it opened my eyes and because you said it, now I’m willing to listen,'” she added.

 

Chris Brown’s Daughter Adorably Sings Along To Drake Collab "No Guidance"

Chris Brown is currently on tour to promote his new album but he’s not missing out on seeing his beautiful daughter grow up in front his very eyes. Although he will surely have less time to spend with family as he travels across the country, we’re sure he’ll be fitting in some quality time with his baby when he can. For now, he’s stuck watching videos her on his family’s proper social pages, including this one RoRo singing his most recent hit single.

Chris Brown's Daughter Adorably Sings Along To Drake Collab "No Guidance"
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After Drake and Chris Brown squashed their longstanding beef this year, the two talented artists decided to hop in the studio and create a smash song that would go on to perform numbers on the charts. Anything Drake releases is bound to do well but when you mesh Breezy and Drizzy on the same cut, they’re guaranteed to do some damage. “No Guidance” is one the inarguable songs the summer and Royalty Brown is definitely feeling it. 

She went for a swim with her grandmother when the camera came out, capturing Royalty in her element. Breezy’s mom prompted her to get a move on with her vocals as the song played in the background and she came through, belting out Drake’s verse in her adorable way. If Chris’ daughter isn’t the cutest kid on the planet, then we don’t know what’s good. Watch the video, reposted by a fan page, below.

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Fresh off “Put A Date On It” going platinum, Yo Gotti returns with another high caliber single featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The Ben Billions and Julian Beatz-produced “Pose” further proves Gotti isn’t playing around this year, and could be the closest we get to hearing Uzi’s Eternal Atake for a while. The song will appear on Yo Gotti’s upcoming album, which will be his first full-length effort since 2017’s I Still Am. Stay tuned for an official title and release date from the King of Memphis.

Check out the HipHopDX Singles section for more new music posted daily.

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Hasbro Acquires eOne Entertainment — Including eOne Music — In a $4 Billion Deal

Toy manufacturer Hasbro has been aggressively expanding into the entertainment business.

As part of this push, the company announced that it had purchased eOne for $4 billion.  eOne is the company behind the popular children’s animated show Peppa Pig as well as many other properties, such as Ricky Zoom and PJ Masks.

These properties will join Hasbro’s other valuable properties. This includes:

  • My Little Pony
  • Transformers
  • Play-Doh
  • Monopoly
  • Power Rangers
Those in the music business are also familiar with eOne Music, which didn’t get much attention in the announcement. In its latest full-year financial disclosures, eOne Music delivered nearly $79 million in annual revenues, roughly 7% of the total eOne gross.  eOne also recently acquired the UK-based Audio Network to expand its global royalty accounting and publishing capabilities.

Brian Goldner, who is the CEO of Hasbro, said that his company intends to harness eOne’s ability to create immersive entertainment toward its own popular brands, which he feels can appeal to a wide range of international audiences, including families and gamers.

The deal is not quite final, as regulators must still approve it.  Analysts expect the transaction to be finalized sometime before the end of the year. As part of the deal, Hasbro indicated that eOne’s top executives would be joining Hasbro. Though, as of now, they have yet to name any of these executives nor have they described what their roles at Hasbro would entail.

However, one thing is certain: investors love the news. Shares of eOne, which are traded on the the London Stock Exchange, rose in excess of 35% upon the announcement of the purchase. This has led the market value of eOne to exceed what Hasbro agreed to pay for it. Though some believe that this might spur a rival bid for eOne, which could scuttle the deal.

The closing of toy store giant Toys ‘R’ Us last year forced Hasbro to diversify its operations into the entertainment business. As part of this, in June of this year the company announced that it had entered into a partnership with Netflix, which is developing an animated series that is based on a trading card game that Hasbro makes called “Magic: The Gathering.”

The 1975 Refuse to Produce New T-Shirts Because It Harms the Environment, Choosing Instead to Recycle Their Older T-Shirts

British pop band The 1975 have come up with a novel approach to both help the environment and get some good publicity at the same time.

Instead of producing T-shirts in connection with their upcoming album, the band is going to print over their existing stock of tees from past albums and concert tours.  They are also encouraging their fans to get their old tees refreshed with the new design.

With the band’s latest album Notes On A Conditional Form set to be released February 21st, 2020, frontman Matt Healy wrote in an Instagram post explaining that all shirts they will be selling at shows in support of the new record would be reconditioned from old ones.  He also mentioned that at the band’s upcoming shows, in the English cities of Leeds and Reading, fans can bring their old shirts, whether they be 1975 shirts or not, and get them refreshed with the band’s new design.

“You will also be able to bring any old 1975 shirt or ANY bands you love shirts to Reading [and Leeds] festival and have the same print done over the top there”, he added.

The 1975 are not the first people to come up with the idea of printing over old concert T-shirts.

Infamously, Kendall and Kylie Jenner sold expensive vintage tees with their images superimposed over famous music artists, such as the Doors, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.  This got the sisters in big legal trouble, but the 1975 are largely superimposing onto their old t-shirts.  And there’s no law against changing a t-shirt you’ve already purchased.

The move to more sustainable T-shirts is not the only environmentally conscious activity the 1975 has been up to.

The first track off their new album, which just happens to be called ‘The 1975,’ was recorded with Greta Thunberg, who is a noted environmental activist. The band is further donating all the proceeds from this track to Extinction Rebellion, which is an environmental campaign group.

The 1975 were formed in 2002, but they did not record their first album until 2013. They have since had 3 number one albums in the United Kingdom.

 

Doja Cat Speaks On Cardi B "Press" Controversy, Jermaine Dupri & Hentai

When Cardi B first previewed her hit single “Press” last year, her fans couldn’t wait to hear the full version. Now that the song has been out for a few months, it’s become a favorite for the BardiGang who just keeps on running up the superstar’s streams. Doja Cat earned some backlash when she hopped onto a live-stream and started singing along to the song, imitating Cardi’s high-energy flow. During the video, Doja praises the singer but when the clip was shared online, it was edited to include only the parts where she’s seemingly making fun her. She was recently on Big Boy’s radio show to clear up the controversy, telling her fans that she has since spoken to Cardi and they’re fine.

Doja Cat Speaks On Cardi B "Press" Controversy, Jermaine Dupri & Hentai

Touching on what happened that day, Doja says that she had just downed an energy drink and was feeling hyper. When she got into the car, she decided to sing along to “Press” after it came on the radio and that’s when people started pitting her against Bardi, even sending death threats to the artist. She says that, when she finally got a chance to meet up with Cardi, the two discussed what happened.

“I spoke to Cardi and she was really sweet and understanding,” said Doja. “She’s a smart woman and she probably makes fun her friends and other celebrities when she’s either hopped up on caffeine or lit.”

The singer then goes on to critique how hip-hop ten pits women against each other, which is unfortunately accurate, before discussing Jermaine Dupri‘s comments about the state female rap. Watch the full interview below, where she even speaks on hentai near the end.

"Uno" Rapper Ambjaay Arrested For Free High School Concert

You may have heard the name Ambjaay once or twice. His single, “Uno” has made waves over the past few months with everyone from Kylie Jenner to Drake showing the 19-year-old rapper love. Even with that, he hasn’t really blown up like that just yet but he’s appreciative for all the love that he’s gotten. Unfortunately, the moment he tried to show love back, it seems to have resulted in his arrest.

According to TMZ, Ambjaay’s attempt to host a free high school concert got shut down by police and also got him in the back a paddywagon. So, the rapper was trying to hold it down for the kids at Rancho Cucamonga with a free show after he saw a video the students turning up to his hit single. After he told kids to pull up to a park for an impromptu concert, law enforcement put his plans on hold. Police said that the rapper didn’t have a permit for the performance and that’s why they shut it down. 

Apparently, Ambjaay redirected his fans to another park for the concert. However, the police heard about the plans and then pulled him over, searched the whip and put cuffs on his wrist for allegedly disturbing the peace. 

Although he was released, a rep for the rapper said that Ambjaay was just trying to give back to his community. The rep also claimed that Ambjaay was also racially priled and the only reason the police said he was “disturbing the peace” was that they didn’t let him perform. 

Amber Rose’s DMX Challenge Has An Appearance By Caillou & DMX Approves

DMX has revived his 2000 Sisqo-assisted single, “What These B*tches Want” since the track is now the beat for the latest online challenge. Considering how the song lists f a number women DMX has been with, fans have taken it upon themselves to switch up their hairstyles for every name, proving that they’re that b*tch no matter what. 

“There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia / Dawn, LeShaun, Ines, and Alicia / Teresa, Monica, Sharron, Nicki / Lisa,” DMX raps, listing endless more names.

Amber Rose's DMX Challenge Has An Appearance By Caillou & DMX Approves
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We’ve already rounded up a list women who shared their own renditions the challenge and now the latest to add to the mix is none other than Amber Rose. The model and soon to be mother–two shared her video to Instagram and it hilariously shows a reference to Caillou since Amber has previously been made fun for resembling the cartoon toddler – so people think.

DMX was clearly a fan the video that doesn’t really see many different hairstyles from Amber considering she’s bald. The “Party Up” rapper commented: “🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”

In other Amber news, she clearly has a sense humour since she previously entertained jokes being compared to Butt-Head. 

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Next up for Kanye West‘s ever-growing Adidas Yeezy line is the “Bone White” Yeezy 500, set to release this Saturday, August 24. Men’s sizes will retail for $200, while kid’s and infant sizes check in at $130 and $100, respectively. 

The “Bone White” Yeezy 500 features the familiar mesh, leather and suede construction, equipped with reflective detailing and a cream outsole beneath the chunky midsole. 

Click here to check out the full list retailers that’ll have the kicks in stock.

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

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In addition to the “Bone White” colorway, Adidas reportedly has plans to release a “Stone” Yeezy 500 as well as a “St Vision” colorway this Fall. Rumors suggest that the first Yeezy Basketball sneaker and newly unveiled Yeezy 500 High could also make their debut in 2019, but Adidas has not yet announced ficial details.

Continue scrolling for some additional shots this weekend’s Yeezy release.

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

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Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Adidas Yeezy 500 Bone White/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Adidas Yeezy 500 Bone White/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Adidas Yeezy 500 Bone White/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Adidas Yeezy 500 Bone White/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

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