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.

Jordyn Woods & Karl Anthony Towns Spotted Out Together

It appears Jordyn Woods has a certain taste in men. Tall, dark and athletic because she has once again been spotted with a NBA player. Yesterday, Jordyn Woods was spotted out with NBA superstar Karl Anthony Towns the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles.

According to TheShadeRoom, Jordyn was out shopping for some furniture and Karl went along to help her pick out some pieces. There has been some rumblings the two being more than just friends after Karl was caught liking a ton her IG pics last month, but nothing in these pictures show them getting close. However, Jordyn dressed down in yoga pants and a t-shirt with her hair up makes it seem that she’s quite comfortable around Anthony, so maybe there’s something more brewing behind the scenes. After all, Towns is on a 5-year $190 MILLION dollar contract.

Jordyn has been all over the news these past few months after her highly controversial “kissing” scandal with Khloe Kardashian’s ex-Tristan Thompson surfaced, but it looks she’s doing just fine moving on now. 

Check out the pic her & K.A.T. (below) and let us know your thoughts. Do these two look like they could be dating or just friends?

Saweetie, City Girls & Jhené Aiko Cement 2019’s Hot Girl Summer With "My Type (Remix)"

Bhad Bhabie Debuts New Mobile Racing Game "Ride Or Die"

Bhad Babie has embarked on another business move that will pull in serious cash for the 16-year-old rapper. Bhad, born Danielle Bregoli, has already inked a $900K cosmetic endorsement deal, had the first-ever augmented reality Billboard in Los Angeles and launched a Snapchat series that earned her serious coin as well. Her latest venture comes in the form a joyride mobile game where you can be any version Bhad you want, as you take her on the road to steal cars and get more money.

Bhad Bhabie Debuts New Mobile Racing Game "Ride Or Die"
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The point the game is to jump on passing cars, steal cars and dodge the cops as a way to upgrade your ranking and become number one on the leaderboard. “Play my game bich,” Danielle said her debut. “Pick up yo damn phone and download this, it’s free! Thank you BBTV for making this game – they got my nails and everything. Ride or Die with Bhad Bhabie bich!”

The game is available on Google Play and in the Apple Store and doesn’t cost a cent – peep a trailer it below.

Ride or Die is brought to life by BBTV Interactive, known for creating other games such as Spy Ninja Network, Squad Rivals and Fernanfloo. 

Missy Elliott Returns With "Iconology" Project

Missy Elliott is back with her first project in almost 15 years. Days before she receives MTV’s Video Vanguard Award, the influential artist has dropped a surprise release titled Iconology.

“Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance!” she wrote on Twitter and Instagram.

Missy has called the project a “collection of new songs.” The EP marks her return after last dropping The Cookbook LP in 2005.

Check out Missy’s Iconology stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Missy Elliott Returns With "Iconology" Project

1. Throw It Back
2. Cool Off
3. DripDemeanor f. Sum1
4. Why I Still Love You
5. Why I Still Love You (Acapella)

Trae Tha Truth Shares "Exhale" LP

Trae Tha Truth has released a new album titled Exhale. The project is the veteran MC’s first studio LP since Hometown Hero, which dropped in March 2018, and the follow-up to last summer’s 48 Hours Later mixtape.

The Houston Hip Hop stalwart’s latest work is comprised of 12 songs. The ABN leader keeps it a truly solo affair with no guests featured on the album.

View Trae’s Exhale stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Trae Tha Truth Shares "Exhale" LP

1. Exhale
2. Not in the Mood
3. Same Ol Love
4. How It Go
5. Even Tho Its Hard
6. Run Away
7. I Gotta Get It
8. Slidin
9. Yo Anthem
10. Nipsey
11. Letter 2 Truth
12. Feelin Dat

Obie Trice Reemerges With "The Fifth" Album

Former Shady Records artist Obie Trice is back with a new album titled The Fifth. The LP is the “real name, no gimmicks” MC’s first studio release since 2015’s The Hangover.

“I’m 41 years old, so I make music and put it out when I feel like it,” he recently told HipHopDX. “It’s no rush for me. All the hype is gone for me, you know? That’s the thing — we’ve been there, done that. I feel like I had an album done and I wanted to release it. I want to get back out here and see what the world think about it. That’s it.”

Check out Obie’s The Fifth stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Obie Trice Reemerges With "The Fifth" Album

1. Intro
2. This & That f. G5 & Directorkasper
3. Heartless
4. No f. Lyriq
5. Truth to Power
6. Ass f. Magnedo7
7. Rollin
8. Take It There f. G5
9. Letter
10. Space f. Xzibit & Lyriq
11. 92
12. 185+ Deuce f. Spice 1 & Swifty McVay
13. Hate
14. Smr

Jidenna Delivers "85 To Africa" LP

Jidenna has dropped a new album titled 85 To Africa. The “Classic Man” creator’s latest work is the follow-up to 2017’s Boomerang EP and his first studio LP since The Chief, which was released that same year.

The Epic Records artist’s sophomore album features 11 songs. Guests include GoldLink, Fela Kuti’s son Seun Kuti, Mereba, St. Beauty and Mr. Eazi.

View Jidenna’s 85 To Africa stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Jidenna Delivers "85 To Africa" LP

1. Worth The Weight f. Seun Kuti
2. 85 To Africa
3. Babouche f. GoldLink
4. Tribe
5. Sou Sou
6. Zodi f. Mr. Eazi
7. Sufi Woman
8. Vaporiza
9. Pretty & Afraid
10. Jungle Fever
11. The Other Half f. St. Beauty & Mereba

Saweetie Taps Jhené Aiko and City Girls for ‘My Type’ Remix

Saweetie is burning up the charts with her summer anthem “My Type.”

Now she recruits two boss babes, Jhené Aiko and City Girls’ Yung Miami, for the London On Da Track-produced remix. Over the Petey Pablo sample, Jhené adds a freaky verse (“I’m the type to make him beat it up then meditate”), while Yung Miami holds it down with her own bossy bars, period. The “ICY GRL” herself also delivers a brand new verse.

“My Type,” which can be found on Saweetie’s ICY EP, is currently No. 33 on the Hot 100. Saweetie has hinted that this is just the first of more remixes to come.

Re-up with the remix below.

Missy Elliott Returns with ‘Iconology’ EP

New Missy!

It’s been 14 years since Missy Elliott released an album, but the legendary rapper, producer, and songwriter makes her long-awaited return with Iconology, a collection of new tracks. The EP, which features production from Elliott, Timbaland, and Wili Hendrix, is a throw back “to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance.”

Additionally, the Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee has debuted an epic video for one of the five tracks, “Throw It Back.” The innovator keeps innovating and snatching wigs (“…Till I see their scalps)” as she rolls out the pink carpet in the dance-heavy clip, which features a cameo from Teyana Taylor.

On Monday, Missy will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs in New Jersey and also take the stage for her first performance in 16 years.

“This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses,” she tweeted. “You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me!”

Stream Iconology below.

Peewee Longway Releases "The Blue M&M 4" Mixtape

Peewee Longway has added a new entry to The Blue M&M mixtape series.

The Atlanta-based trap rapper’s Blue M&M 4 project features 16 tracks. Quavo, Key Glock, Krazy Blacx, MPA Wicced and MPA HeadShakur contribute to the fourth edition of the series.

View Peewee’s The Blue M&M 4 stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Peewee Longway Releases "The Blue M&M 4" Mixtape

1. Wakanda
2. Whole Alot of Love
3. Fiji Water
4. Up Up
5. Frost Bite
6. Gun Them Down f. Key Glock
7. Side Chicc f. MPA Wicced
8. Smell
9. Strong
10. White Chicc’s f. Krazy Blacx
11. Won’t Fit
12. Lon Lon
13. Youngins
14. Bags f. MPA HeadShakur
15. Murder Rate f. Quavo
16. Fux Wit Shorty

Dave Chappelle Hosting Dayton Block Party To Support Shooting Victims

Dayton, OH – Dave Chappelle is hosting a benefit concert in Dayton to support the victims and families affected by the recent mass shooting in the city. The show, which is called Gem City Shine, is free and will be held at the Oregon District at 4 p.m. this Sunday (August 25).

“This event will honor the lives lost and to reclaim the community’s favorite places to shop, dine and enjoy time with family and friends,” a Facebook event page stated.

Chappelle originally hosted a famous outdoor concert in 2004 that was later showcased in the 2005 documentary film Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. Although he was born and raised in Washington, D.C., the two-time Emmy Award winner spent much of his childhood in Yellow Springs, Ohio just outside of Dayton and currently resides there.

The location of the party is where the tragic shooting occurred on August 4. Connor Stephen Betts, the gunman, killed nine people — including his sister — and injured more than two dozen before being fatally shot by police. Soon after the shooting, Rihanna and other public figures spoke passionately about the horrific event.

More information on Gem City Shine can be found here.

Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan & O’Shea Jackson Jr. To Star In "Just Mercy" Drama

The forthcoming Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Just Mercy, which was inspired by the extraordinary exoneration of falsely convicted death row inmate Walter McMillian in 1987, hits theaters this Christmas.

A notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl was the spark of life-changing events for McMillian despite a plethora of evidence pointing to his innocence. The upcoming movie recounts the events leading to the false murder accusation and incarceration of McMillian, played by Jamie Foxx, as he later becomes connected with a lawyer named Bryan Stevenson, who’s played by Michael B. Jordan.

Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan & O'Shea Jackson Jr. To Star In "Just Mercy" Drama

The film shadows Stevenson through a maze of legal and political obstacles coupled with racism. The lawyer tirelessly battles for MacMillian’s innocence as well as another black man (portrayed by O’Shea Jackson Jr.) who was wrongly convicted of murder in Alabama.

With assistance from Eva Ansley, the local operations director of the Equal Justice Initiative played by Brie Larson, Stevenson worked on one of his first and most malevolent cases that ultimately became historic.

Director Destin Daniel Cretton brought the all-too-familiar story to life with the help of Stevenson’s 2014 award-winning bestseller Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

The drama will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and debut in theaters on Christmas Day (December 25).

Dame Dash Spoke Of NFL Ownership 2 Years Before JAY-Z’s Deal

Los Angeles, CA – In a recent interview on the No Jumper Podcast, Dame Dash offered his take on his former partner Jay-Z, who recently sat down with the NFL to discuss the possibility of owning a franchise.

Or not.

“Everyone knows Jay ain’t shit,” Dame says. “Listen, if you ask anyone in the industry, it’s common knowledge that Jay ain’t shit. He’s about the bag. We all know that. He’s self-preserving. Period.”

Hov has been the center of much-heated debate with many finding it hypocritical to get into bed with an organization that he told others like Travis Scott (who performed at the 2019 Super Bowl regardless) to avoid participation.

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Later in the interview, Dash said that Jay used to do the same thing with women the Dame Dash Studios founder was interested in.

“He’d do that shit to me with girls. I’ll be talking to a chick and I’ll be like, ‘Yo, she asked me to do this, that and the third.’ And he’d be like, ‘I wouldn’t do it.’ And then the next day he done wifed her. And I’d be like, ‘Oh, that some funny shit.’”

But Dash’s own words might actually prove that his point goes beyond just situations with women in the past.

During an August 2017 appearance on HipHopDX’s DXLive with Trent Clark, Marcela Williams and myself, Dame listed NFL ownership as the next thing he wanted to be involved in.

We spoke to the Harlem native about the many business ventures he’d taken on over the years (including his latest one at that time when he’d just started the Dash Diabetes Network) one of the items that he was clear still hadn’t been checked off his “Did that” list as he put it, was ownership of an NFL team.

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“[I want to own] a football team. I don’t wanna own a half of a percent of it. I want the whole thing. I don’t want to have perception. I want the real deal,” Dame said emphatically, making it clear that he didn’t want to be merely a semantic owner like most celebrities that get involved in sports ownership. “I really want to build a stadium, be a part of the process of making the uniforms as fresh as they’ll be, I wanna be put my own money up,” he added.

But for those that perceive Dame as riding with Kaepernick, what Dame said next did come as a surprise, especially since it happened to fall on the very same week that Donald Trump declared that NFL players that kneeled were sons of bitches and should “get off the field.

We asked Dame point-blank if he would hire Colin Kaepernick to fill his roster at the quarterback position and his response may surprise you.

“Probably not. Not right now,” Dash told the DXLive crew. “If I’m on the block and I’m supposed to be hustling, I don’t want anything that distracts me from what I should be doing, so if I wanted to have a platform to showcase my points of view I probably won’t do it in my workspace cause it’ll mess up the vibes and I don’t think anyone else would want to put in something that’s going distract everyone else on the team,” he added.

To be fair Dame, who is known to be an outspoken man himself, clarified that he’s not mad at the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s message, but simply the level of distraction he’s allowing it to bring upon the game itself, and he offered what he thought would be a good solution.

“What I would do is, I would empower Kaepernick. I would give him a platform, I would help fund it, but I’d be like ‘We’re out here playing football. Use the fame that you got from football to make a statement someplace else,’ but you can’t expect somebody to hire you to do a job when everyone knows you’re gonna distract everyone else from doing their job,” Dash noted.

“That’s just how I look at it as a businessman. I don’t think what he says is wrong. I think what he says is right but I think it might be a little more powerful if he didn’t do it in the workplace.”

The issue has only become more complex since then as Kaepernick sued the NFL and was subsequently paid an undisclosed settlement.

Check out our full conversation with Dame Dash down below.