Anderson .Paak Delivers Freestyle While Visiting Funkmaster Flex At HOT 97

His soulful singles have captured the hearts R&B lovers worldwide, but don’t get it twisted: Anderson .Paak’s freestyle skills are nothing to play with. The hip hop artist has visited his share radio stations where he’s fered to show f his lyrical abilities, and the latest to get a taste what Paak’s working with was New York’s Hot 97. Paak visited Funkmaster Flex to drop some bars and his flow seemed flawless…aside from a few hiccups on the beat.

While Paak was spitting his freestyle, there were some jumps on the tempo. The rapper was able to recover on multiple occasions, but he couldn’t hold in his frustration. Some have argued that it was just the song and no fault to DJ Juanyto who was in the booth and responsible for playing the beat, while others have slammed Juanyto for messing up Paak’s performance. On Funk Flex’s blog, they shared that the loop was downloaded from the internet so it wasn’t necessarily the DJ’s fault.

Meanwhile, Paak has been tearing up festival stages and performing non-stop since the release his last record Ventura. Check out his freestyle with Funkmaster Flex below and let us know your favorite lyrics.

Akon & Partner Tricia Ana To Join "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood": Report

Could Akon be the latest rapper to join Love & Hip Hop Hollywood? The hit VH1 reality show has been shaking things up a bit with the cast, hoping to bring in some fresh blood in order to attract new viewers—and new drama. Over the last few days, there have been rumors floating around that the St. Louis singer was planning on making his reality TV debut on the upcoming season the show.

As soon as social media caught wind the information, the news spread like wildfire and was believed to be truthful. However, Akon adamantly denied the gossip and shared an image on his Instagram page that reads, “I am not joining Love & Hip Hop.” In the caption, he wrote, “Social Media is the Devil!!!”

Meanwhile, The Jasmine Brand claims to have exclusively reported that they’ve confirmed Akon and his partner, Tricia Ana, will be featured on the show. According to TJB, it hasn’t been revealed whether or not the 46-year-old artist will be a regular fixture, but he and Tricia Ana are set to make appearances. The status Akon’s relationship with Tricia Ana hasn’t been made clear as some people have called her his girlfriend while TJB states that she refers to herself as his wife and works with Akon’s Konvict Music as an A&R representative.

Master P Tells Hip Hop Artists To "Stop All This Beefin’"

Twenty-one years after the release the original I Got the Hook Up, the follow up is set to hit theaters. Next month, I Got the Hook Up 2 starring Romeo Miller, Tiny Lister, John Witherspoon, Clifton Powell, Luenell, Sheryl Underwood, Kyle Massey, D.C. Young Fly, and course Master P, will hopefully be a comedy that brings the laughs. However, P recently told Baller Alert that he also wants fans to pick up on the message behind the jokes.

“This has a message, even though it’s going to be funny. To be able to bring these social media stars, connect them with the Hollywood stars,” he said. “It’s going to be crazy. It’s going to be hilarious, but like I said, it’s got a meaning. This movie has a meaning, that’s what’s going to be different. It’s about gentrification. It’s about ownership. It’s about taking control and having a business in the ‘hood.” He added, “We need some laughter. Laughter heals all this negativity we been going through.”

The rap mogul was asked about his next business ventures, and P showed f his MoneYatti kicks as he talked about the importance brand ownership. “I think the most important thing for me, that changed my life was about ownership. None my family never had anything, and I said, ‘You know what, I need to be an entrepreneur,’” P stated. “I need to get to work. Everyone got 24 hrs, its what you do with your 24 hours. You gotta celebrate other people’s success, I started celebrating other people’s success, and I start being successful.”

P also had a few words for hip hop artists with aspirations being superstars: “Learn your business. Get out there, know hip hop business. Everybody want to be a star. Everybody want to be famous. But you know, I passed up a million dollars when I got in this game and I had nothing. To pass up some money to know your business, I turned that into hundreds millions. Don’t just get into it for the fame. And stop all this beefing. You don’t need to be beefin’. Leave that at the steakhouse. Be bout your money.”

Hip Hop Album Sales: Future’s "SAVE ME" Debuts In Top 5

Future’s SAVE ME EP couldn’t reach the top spot on the Billboard 200 due to some stiff competition, including the Jonas Brothers (No. 1) and Santana (No. 3). The Freebandz leader’s latest release reached No. 5, making it the highest-charting Hip Hop project of the week.

Newcomer Polo G was the biggest surprise though, landing at No. 6 with his debut album Die A Legend. Other notable Hip Hop debuts were Tyga’s Legendary, which became his best-charting album since 2015, and Tee Grizzley’s Scriptures LP, which secured the No. 20 spot.

Elsewhere, DJ Khaled and DaBaby maintained their positions in the Top 10 while Tyler, The Creator fell from No. 6 to No. 15. And further down the chart, Denzel Curry’s ZUU plummeted from No. 32 to No. 135 in its second week.

Future Debuts At No. 5

Earlier this year, Future earned his sixth No. 1 album with the release of The WIZRD. The influential artist couldn’t make it seven with his SAVE ME EP though, instead having to settle for No. 5.

Future had a tough hill to climb with new albums from the Jonas Brothers, Santana and Luke Combs also entering the charts for the week. In the end, he secured a Top 5 release off the strength of selling 41,529 total album equivalent units.

Polo G Cracks Top 10

Columbia Records may have found a new star in Polo G. The creator of the hit single “Pop Out” debuted at No. 6 with his first studio album, Die A Legend.

Polo’s success marked another example of streaming’s importance on the charts. He only sold 761 copies in terms of pure album sales but managed to move 38,028 total units thanks to his large amount of streams.

Tyga Returns To Top 20 For 1st Time In 4 Years

The comeback story of Tyga continues. After failing to chart with last year’s Kyoto album, Tyga made his way back on the Billboard 200 thanks to his Legendary LP.

The West Coast rhymer’s latest project hit No. 17 after racking up 24,524 total units in its first week. The album marks his highest-charting LP since 2015’s Fan Of A Fan: The Album collaboration with Chris Brown.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/13/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

1. Future — SAVE ME — No. 5 — 41,529 (5,469) [46,186,364]
2. Polo G — Die A Legend — No. 6 — 38,028 (761) [55,038,157]
3. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 7 — 36,287 (4,654) [40,637,443]
4. DJ Khaled — Father Of Asahd — No. 8 — 30,874 (4,219) [33,239,378]
5. DaBaby — Baby On Baby — No. 9 — 29,200 (501) [41,108,760]
6. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 14 — 26,524 (3,080) [27,945,424]
7. Tyler, The Creator — IGOR — No. 15 — 26,195 (840) [35,404,011]
8. Tyga — Legendary — No. 17 — 24,524 (3,377) [26,816,291]
9. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 18 — 24,446 (1,199) [31,720,396]
10. Drake — Scorpion — No. 19 — 24,428 (861) [31,305,639]

Did Run The Jewels Post & Delete "RTJ4" Release Date?

Run The Jewels — the motley Hip Hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P — has been working on their next album for years. On Monday morning (June 17), it looked like fans finally had a release date for Run The Jewels 4, their aptly titled follow-up to 2016’s Run The Jewels 3.

After posting a photo of two hands clinking pint glasses emblazoned with the RTJ logo, the post quickly and mysteriously disappeared. But, those who were paying attention saw a release date in the caption that read, “9.7.19.”

The same image was later shared to their Instagram Story — minus the caption.

Did Run The Jewels Post & Delete "RTJ4" Release Date?

 

Mike and El Producto have been dropping hints the album is close to being unveiled to the public. Late last month, they posted a photo of themselves with producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin and revealed they’d spent the past week at his Malibu recording studio wrapping things up.

Last December, El-P teased a 2019 release date, but didn’t elaborate . Now, it looks like Run The Jewels 4 could arrive on September 7. It’s yet to be determined why the post was removed. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Megan Thee Stallion Chats Beach Cleanup & More Before Wale Crashes Her Interview

Houston hottie Megan Thee Stallion sat down for an interview with Bossip during Birthday Bash ATL 2019. The latest celebrity to do so was Yung Miami City Girls who dished about pregnancy cravings, motherly advice from Cardi B and more, but this time, the Stallion was the one answering the questions. The Hip Hop artist discussed her recent environmentally-friendly initiatives which included a beach-clean up we previously reported on. Moreover, she also dished about her Houstonian roots and named Pimp C as her favorite rappers all time. Prior to getting too deep into the interview, Wale dropped in and crashed the interview. They “drove the boat” and had a few shots before continuing on what turned out to be a hilarious and equally entertaining interview. Watch the rest below.

The latest news surrounding Megan Thee Stallion includes her unveiling the Cognac Queen beauty pageant aimed at her supporters currently attending colleges and universities. Other than that, Meg has been hanging out with a lot celebrities lately and the latter, we include singer Kehlaniwhom she was seen drinking and twerking with. Prior to that, Megan and Wiz Khalifa were also spotted kicking it which sprouted rumors that the duo “hooked up.”

Run The Jewels Post & Delete "RTJ4" Release Date

Run The Jewels — the motley Hip Hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P — has been working on their next album for years. On Monday morning (June 17), it looked like fans finally had a release date for Run The Jewels 4, their aptly titled follow-up to 2016’s Run The Jewels 3.

After posting a photo of two hands clinking pint glasses emblazoned with the RTJ logo, the post quickly and mysteriously disappeared. But, those who were paying attention saw a release date in the caption that read, “9.7.19.”

The same image was later shared to their Instagram Story — minus the caption.

Run The Jewels Post & Delete "RTJ4" Release Date

 

Mike and El Producto have been dropping hints the album is close to being unveiled to the public. Late last month, they posted a photo of themselves with producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin and revealed they’d spent the past week at his Malibu recording studio wrapping things up.

Last December, El-P teased a 2019 release date, but didn’t elaborate . Now, it looks like Run The Jewels 4 could arrive on September 7. It’s yet to be determined why the post was removed. We’ll just have to wait and see.

#DXCLUSIVE: Big Tone & House Shoes Release New Visual For “From My Mouth To Gods Ears”

Detroit, mi – Detroit Hip Hop vets — and former J. Dilla collaborators — Big Tone and producer House Shoes have released a new visual for their single “From My Mouth To Gods Ears,” off of their new collaborative LP, Big Shoes.

“Nothing has the power to bring people together, or separate people like faith, or the test of it,” Tone tells HipHopDX. “The song and video are about living your truth and pursuing wholeness while living amongst confusion, deception, and mystery.

“That’s pretty much the underlying theme of the whole album,” he adds. The 12-song project is produced entirely by House Shoes and features guest appearances from Quelle Chris, Denmark Vessey, Blu, Jimetta Rose, Ta’Raach, and others.

“[The album] is all about fitting the shoes that came before you and filling the shoes that will come after you,” House Shoes adds about the project’s concept. “Taking the best from those who led and teaching those who will follow in your footsteps how to lead.”

Watch the video above, and stream Big Shoes, below.

Prism Battle League: The World’s First LGBTQ Battle Rap League

Despite the societal change towards progressive thought when it comes to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender+ communities, Hip Hop remains one the toughest industries to break into as an LGBTQ+ artist. While the presence LGBTQ+ musicians like Taylor Bennett and Frank Ocean has aided in encouraging progress, a gatekeeper-like barrier still persists. For as long as it existed, the Hip Hop industry has been known to only make space for the heterosexual male and even more recently, female. As such, it is only through the arrival and efforts  individuals who dared to challenge the established narrative, that we are seeing such an effective change today. While efforts to create space for LGBTQ+ communities continues to be a challenging task, Bronx battle rapper Sara Kana is doing her part by launching the Hip-Hop centered LGBTQ+ platform Prism Battle League

Prism is a battle rap league which mainly caters to emcees from the LGBTQ+ community. The New York-based initiative was uprooted by its creator, Sara Kana also known as “The God Mother” who made the announcement a video-blog on her Youtube page back in 2016. The movement ficially made its historic debut on January 9th, 2016 and has since successfully served as a platform which empowers the voices  the otherwise underrepresented and silenced communities. The organization operates with strong consideration the LGBTQ+ movement, hence numerous battles coincide with related events, including Pride Week. 

While other rap battle leagues such as Queen the Ring previously created space for members the LGBTQ+ community by having several openly gay lesbian battlers, Prism sets itself apart by solely dedicating their platform to LGBTQ+ folks. In all, the concept is refreshing and incredibly important to the culture. And since it’s debut in 2016, the platform has accumulated a notable roster talented individuals with a unique contribution to the art battle rap. 

Below, we’ll break down the Prism battle rap artists you can expect to see this year.


Ty White

Ty White has earned the alias Mr. Limelight for a reason. The emcee holds a consistent streak at Prism. His slick bars slowly but surely destroy his opponents’ ego while feeding his own confidence. Ty’s glistening flow allows him to move through the room as he delivers his bars. It is not uncommon for him to leave his opponents shook, his lyrical output conveys back-to-back attacks which double up and nail his opponents. And just when things settle down, the rapper quickly delivers an unexpected heavy-hitter from under his sleeve that unravels his opponent along with the applauding screams the audience. 

Key bar: “Knee to the face, we pop up, causing breakouts, speak to me clean and clear in this race cause this pro active and coming for whiteheads, something you gotta face.”


40 B.A.R.R.S

Rap battler 40 B.A.R.R.S has a stronghold on the game and remains indubitably one the battle rap’s queens. Hailing all the way from Boston, 40 B.A.A.R.S not only accounts for her opponent’s lyrical abilities in her responses but also targets their personal characters by way potent bars. That is, bars which riddle the emcee’s opponents with overwhelming self-doubt they likely dwell on the very same night. Moreover, 40 ensures to defend herself from her opponents’ attacks by detailing facts from the rumors about her. Though, do not let her personal introspection have you believing the next few bars won’t be right back to come for your neck.

Key bar:“Hit your head it’s like a tumor in your melon, bullets will spread even faster than them rumors you be telling.”


Couture

Couture is a seriously talented and strategic battle rapper. She targets her nemesis at the core, as her bars hit the guts and leave a lyrical mess. The Rhode Island-bred rapper’s lyrics are ingenious, intricate and particularly catered to attack her opponent’s weaknesses, whatever they might be– from their looks to their socioeconomic status. Couture will manage to breed insecurities surrounding her opponent’s appearance, only to return with a streak threats that’ll leave them her foe shaking. The female emcee’s content includes creative and clever schemes that do not plan on beating around the bush anytime soon. Her rounds are structured, eloquent and delivered with a noticeable composure which affirms Couture’s status as a silent killer. 

Key bar: “He said I got 40 for you, I said thousand? He said no, 40 B.A.R.R.S, I said oh, the ghetto b*tch that lives in housing.”


Melato Black

Melato Black’s powers can be found in her pen. The rapper’s lyrical subject matter hints at the Jersey rapper’s high intellect and the latter consistently shows through her sharp-edged delivery. The emcee’s charisma and composure sustain the intensity her blows throughout the battle. Furthermore, the steady use precise wording and complex wordplay reveals Melato’s ability to crush those who dare stand before her. 

Key bar:“So my objective, balm her, I’m on her, you get a sleeping bag if it gets intense, sticks smoking at the top, is it making sense (incense)?”


Kazzy

This battle rapper knows how to put on a show all while delivering some tough lyrical blows. In his clear objective to destroy his opponent’s self-esteem, Kazzy keeps it light and comical which further emphasizes his reign as one  Prism‘s best battle league rappers. With ease, the emcee continues to wow through each round by maintaining a succinct delivery and untouchable sequence. 

Key bar:“Well, they set you up cause they made you the pilot and they knew as I blew up, you would die, that’s a kamikaze. I’m still giving you shots behind each bar, those are kamikaze. And if I get upset, there’s no way you can calm a Kazzy.”


Jericho

DC reppin’ emcee Jericho’s lines are brutally honest and slightly disrespectful. And in battle, opponents easily find themselves crushed under the palms Jericho’s heavy lyrical weight. To note, despite his status as a newcomer on the battle rap scene, the artist continues to go hard and bring the heat to each round. When he steps away from bouncing rhymes f his opponent’s head, as usual, he flaunts unmovable confidence displayed through his witty and paced output.

Key bar: “B*tch I’m a shapeshifter, y’all know I’m a pharmacy technician, well yeah I’m about to change my pression to a gravedigger, and that’s a plot that J Munn in and y’all Swisher & Cheshire]  bout to lie in with him. Y’all probably hit the same tune like y’all riding with him and word advice to anybody vibing with em, y’all can all get killed kilt] like Scottish women.”


Swisher

Staten Island’s Swisher distinguishes himself with his intimidating demeanor. Moreover, the rapper’s disrespectful haymakers regularly leave his opponents flushed, embarrassed. The nonchalant rapper knows how to hit his opponents with the right words– the kind that will slowly build up and destroy their confidence. Swisher’s fearlessness is backed up by plenty heavy bars which he fires one after the other with an incredibly unique delivery that sets the emcee apart from other battle rappers. Evidently, the runner up has earned the title battle rap OG at Prism for a reason. His rhythm and style is one which attracts opponents to try and take on the dire task  challenging him on the battleground.

Key bar:“I done told y’all I am not the one, two, three or four, but I am the one to let f three from the fours.”


Cheshire

Kansas City’s Cheshire is indubitably the king smooth and nonchalant wordplay. As far as lyrics go, the rapper makes use everything from cultural references to his opponent’s physical appearance, to destroy whatever shred confidence they previously had. The rapper is calm and composed throughout each round, fering fewer gestures than most battle rappers. Yet the latter is understandable considering there is not much noise or extravagance needed when your bars carry such thunder.

Key bar: “I have you singing Star since you think you a pop b*tch, pop b*tch, or you can get them bald heads like Britney, or you can die over the lines like Whitney.”


J Munn 

Ohio-bred battle rapper J Munn’s delivery remains a comical spectacle as the battle rapper thoroughly gets into his bars. However, don’t let his performance distract you from taking in the heat he spits. Straight fire comes out J Munn’s mouth and easily sets his opponent ablaze. The wit J Munn’s lyrical content takes serious jabs at his rival’s core. Each bar is glazed with a touch disrespectfulness and humor that leaves J Munn’s opponents both flustered and uncomfortable. The artist engagingly taps into the art battle rap by keeping all eyes on him every time he leans into a round. When J Munn aims, he shoots to kill.

Key bar:“You ain’t a no f*cking thug, I take your diamonds, stripped a bitch like player’s club.”


Ryan Eastlake

Carrying the alias  The King the Lightskins, Ryan Eastlake never fails to fer both tea-spilling bars and surprises that leave his opponents shook. The battle rapper’s delivery reeks cockiness which indubitably remains well-learned once he opens his mouth and sets his nemesis on fire. The emcee is at ease with wordplay. Indeed, Ryan Eastlake remains one  Prism’s strongest battle rappers who continues to wow.

Key bar: “I came to bury you in Prism like King Tut.”

Hip Hop Week In Review: Drake Celebrates Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals Victory With 2 New Songs

HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Drake dropped two new singles in celebration of his hometown team, the Toronto Raptors, winning the 2019 NBA Finals. Also, Lil Durk went to court to face an attempted murder charge and DJ Khaled landed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts after threatening to sue.

Drake Drops New Music After Toronto Raptors’ NBA Finals Win

The Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Finals on Thursday (June 13). As promised, Drake celebrated by releasing two new heaters — “Omertá” and the Rick Ross-assisted “Money In The Grave” — as part of his “Best In The World Pack.”

Listen to Drake’s new tracks here.

Lil Durk Allegedly Caught On Video Shooting A Man

Lil Durk appeared in court for his attempted murder case in Atlanta this past Friday (June 14). Police allegedly have footage of him shooting a man, according to WSB-TV.

WSB-TV reporter Lori A. Wilson said the presiding judge found probable cause for Durk and his co-defendant to be charged with “possession and criminal intent to commit murder among other charges.” The Chicago-bred rapper was reportedly denied bond at the hearing.

Read more about Lil Durk’s shooting case here.

DJ Khaled Cries His Way To No. 1 On Billboard Charts

DJ Khaled wasn’t happy his latest album Father of Asahd debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 instead of No. 1, which was earned by Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR LP.

Khaled was so upset he criticized Tyler’s album and threatened to sue Billboard for not including some bundles in his album sales.

This week, Father of Asahd hit No. 1 on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart, which prompted Khaled to brag about beating Tyler Instagram.

“I’m in the music bizz not bundle bizz,” he captioned his IG post.

Read more about DJ Khaled and the Billboard charts here.

DX Reviews

Nems & Jazzsoon — Gorilla Monsoon

$uicideboy$ & Travis Barker — Live Fast Die Whenever

Steve Lacy — Apollo XXI

#DXCLUSIVES: Nems, Charlamagne Tha God & Darrell Digga Branch

Nems Talks Follow Culture & Thanks Trash Rappers

HipHopDX spoke with Nems about the changing climate of the music industry and the approach to signing new talent.

“I had a lot of meetings with labels where they like, ‘Oh, you don’t got a million followers,’” he revealed. “How do the people that don’t got a million followers get to a million followers if they don’t got no fucking help?”

Read the full interview with Nems here.

Aaron McGruder & Sony Set To Reboot “The Boondocks” In 2020

Aaron McGruder is bringing The Boondocks back, and Charlamagne Tha God explained to DX why he’s excited about the reboot.

The Boondocks is one of my top three TV shows of all time,” Charlamagne said. “Aaron McGruder is a genius and I don’t use that term loosely. Programming like The Boondocks is what always made me my platforms have the perfect balance of ratchetness and righteousness because if you ever watched The Boondocks you understood the messaging in it was way deeper than animation.”

Read the full interview with Charlamagne Tha God here.

How To Avoid Sample Clearance Issues Like Logic Encountered

In a guest editorial, Darrell “Digga Branch” explains how to navigate the business of sampling and why Logic’s recent rant about dismissing sample clearances is dangerous.

“As a sample-based producer for over 20 years, I know firsthand about the challenges sampling pre-recorded music presents,” he penned. “I actually share Logic’s frustration with the sample clearance process. If the process was easier and affordable, we would all be happy. At the same time, based on his tweet, I think he’s totally misguided about the business of sampling though. Sampling is an art form, which has been the foundation of Hip Hop since its inception. Samples are source materials just like colors and acrylic paint are to an artist. That’s the creative and technical side of sampling. But, when a producer samples a pre-recorded song, he or she is also entering the realm of copyright law.”

Read the full editorial on sample clearances here.

50 Cent Doesn’t Think Father’s Day Is A Real Holiday

50 Cent recently shared his thoughts on Father‘s day and he doesn’t think it should be a holiday. Today, the Queens rapper shared his thoughts on Twitter to explain the difference between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day: “Listen, Father’s Day is a holiday that’s not really a holiday. That shit is like…even by the commercials. Father’s Day, they show you a screwdriver, muthafuckin power tools. Go fix some shit. They want to send you to go fix some shit. When Mother’s Day come, the shit be like Zales, ‘Because you care.’ It be different shit, like niggas don’t want diamonds. They gon’ do it for their mother, but they ain’t gon’ do it for their father.” Do you agree? 

The latest news surrounding 50 Cent includes petty news as per usual. The business mogul and Hip Hop artist recently flamed Wendy Williams’ husband to bits for calling her lazy. Although 50 Cent has not always had the best relationship with Wendy Williams in the past, he was not so quick to pick sides. In fact, he called out Kevin Hunter for having Williams going “out there” and getting his money. Moreover, 50 Cent was also seen trolling Bow Wow for throwing shade at Ciara

Sony Teams Up With King Ice For Insane Playstation Jewelry Line

Los Angeles-based celebrity jewelry maker, King Ice, is lending its skills to Sony, to produce the first-ever line  PlayStation jewelry. King Ice is famed for creating chains, pendants and bracelets for high prile artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg and Death Row Records, and now, the streetwear brand is bringing its signature loud designs and diligent craftsmanship to a line comprised multiple blinged-out pieces for the gaming system.

The wildly creative collaboration served to create a connection between the gaming and hip hop communities, and taps into the cultures both by combining high-end, high-quality fashion with signature PlayStation emblems. Casual and pro gamers alike can now wear represent their hobby/passion with style and pride thanks to the assortment pieces available. Among the ferings is a 14K gold PlayStation controller pendant, (very) carefully designed and manufactured to include all the familiar elements including buttons, a touch pad and 3D thumbsticks. For those that want to make even more a statement, another pendant features the gaming system’s “PS” logo, and comes encrusted with flashy diamonds

After the collaboration was teased on Instagram last week, the Playstation x King Ice collection is finally available online, with prices starting at $80 USD.

Nick Cannon Lands New Hosting Gig At Power 106: "It’s A Dream Come True"

Los Angeles, CA – Nick Cannon has accepted a position as a morning show host at Power 106 FM in Los Angeles. The move comes after J Cruz made his exit and landed at REAL 92.3 for an afternoon slot.

In a recent interview with Variety, Cannon calls the job a “dream come true.”

“One of my first jobs was interning at a radio station in Southern California (San Diego),” he said. “I’ve been coming to Power since 15, so to be here and now have my own morning show host is crazy. … I can’t wait to get out, connect with the people, do some events, really be in the city in a real way.”

Cannon, who says his “Rolodex is what it is,” plans on bringing a laundry list of high profile guests on the show. He also says he doesn’t feel like he’s competing with Big Boy, who was the morning host until 2015.

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The current host of Wild ‘N Out also says he isn’t concerned about juggling all of his various endeavors. In fact, he’s used to it.

“I’m not new to multitasking,” he explained. “Nothing else is going to lose focus or lose the drive I have for it. You’ll see a lot of stuff shifting, but this will add to everything I’ve done. It’s a great partnership to things like Wild ‘N Out and The Masked Singer — it all has to do with music and entertainment. It slides right in.”

“Nick Cannon Mornings – Power 106 #1 for Hip Hop” will air daily from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST.

Cassie Previews New Track "Moments" Following Pregnancy Announcement

The world is still reeling from the news that Cassie Ventura is preparing for motherhood with her boyfriend eight months, Alex Fine. The couple announced the good news on Instagram Thursday, sharing with fans that they’re expecting a daughter. “Can’t wait to meet our baby girl 💗,” Cassie wrote. “Love You Always & Forever.” On Fine’s page, he shared two touching love letters: one for Cassie and the other for their unborn child.

Of course, commenters made jokes at Diddy‘s expense, but the hip hop mogul shared an image the couple on his Instagram showing nothing but love for the soon-to-be-parents. He wrote, “Congratulations @Cassie and Alex. I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless ❤️❤️❤️ L O V E.” The day after Cassie revealed her baby news, she followed up with an audio clip a new song titled “Moments.” There were rumors earlier this year that the singer had returned to the studio to record new music, so fans were excited to get a taste what she’s been working on.

Other than the brief audio, Cassie didn’t fer up much else. The song was uploaded without a caption, and there hasn’t been news from her camp on when the single, or an album, can be expected. Check out Cassie’s new track and let us know if the “Me & U” singer has a hit on her hands.

Juelz Santana & Kimbella Sued Over $17K In Condo Maintenance Fees

Hip hop couple Juelz Santana and Kimbella have been in the headlines for money troubles in the past, and Bossip is reporting that they’re once again having financial issues. Last year, Santana turned himself in so that he may begin serving out a 27-month sentence. The Dipset member was convicted boarding a plane in Newark, New Jersey with a loaded weapon. 

Just weeks ago, a heavy-pregnant Kimbella shared on social media that she’s doing the best she can to hold down the household while her man is away. “I travel to Virginia every other week with my children to see my husband so they can spend quality time with their father,” she wrote. “It feels so good to spend those hours with him during our visits, It’s not easy but I know that is what I’m supposed to do! It’s tough not having my husband by my side these past 3 months!! I’m staying positive, busy and holding our empire down! That’s ALL I KNOW!”

According to Bossip, the Love & Hip Hop New York couple are being sued for not paying the maintenance fees on their condo for a year. The Courts Glenpointe Condominium Association has filed a lawsuit against the pair for breach contract, stating that they now owe $17,303 in back fees that have accumulated from $1,041 per month. The condo is asking for the fees to be paid in full including the late charges, and they also want their lawyer costs covered.

Although Santana purchased the property back in 2005 for $540,000, there have been reports that he’s struggled with maintaining the mortgage payments. Court records show that the condo has been in and out foreclosure. The condominium complex has also been the home other artists including SWV and the Notorious B.I.G.