XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Seeks Bond to Get Out of Jail

One of the individuals who’s been accused of organizing and carrying out the murder of rapper XXXTentacion is attempting to secure bond ahead of his trial.

21-year-old Trayvon Newsome has been jailed in Brownard County, Florida, since surrendering to police on August 7th, 2018. Police had been searching for Newsome beforehand, as he’d been identified and charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon. In Florida, those found guilty of first-degree murder can be sentenced to death.

Newsome and his lawyers argue that he’s entitled to bond, and the appropriate forms have been filed, making the request official.

Newsome, along with Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright, and Dedrick Williams, is believed to have murdered XXXTTentacion in June of last year. Moreover, prosecutors allege that Newsome was one of two gunmen who fired the shots that killed XXXTentacion.

XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, was shot and killed on the afternoon of June 18th, 2018.

Newsome and the other suspects blocked XXXTentacion’s car into the parking lot of a motorcycle dealership, exited their vehicle, and attempted to rob him; he resisted and was shot multiple times. XXXTentacion passed away shortly after being transported to the hospital. He was just 20 years old.

It didn’t take police long to identify the suspects, as two of the four involved individuals (Allen and Williams) followed XXXTentacion and his uncle into the motorcycle store and had previously purchased two black masks.

XXXTentacion’s second posthumous album, Bad Vibes Forever, is set to release sometime this fall. The record’s first single, “Royalty,” dropped on July 19th. Lil Wayne, Blink-182, Rick Ross, Lil Nas X, and many other well-known bands and artists contributed to the work. Prior to this, Skins released in December 2018 and featured contributions from Kanye West and Travis Barker.

Trial dates have not yet been set for XXXTentacion’s murder suspects.

Kanye West’s Going To Trial In $600K Lawsuit Despite Attempts To Have It Thrown

Kanye West has a few legal issues to tend to these days. He’s still in an ongoing legal dispute over a publishing contract but aside from music, he has other ongoing legal troubles regarding the Yeezy brand. The rapper was previously sued by a Japanese fabric company over claims that Ye didn’t cough up money to cover a six-figure bill. Ye argued the product was never delivered so he didn’t have to pay for the work. He also alleged this was simply an attempt to get money from him.

Kanye West's Going To Trial In $600K Lawsuit Despite Attempts To Have It Thrown
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Although Kanye has demanded that the lawsuit gets thrown out, it appears as though he’ll also have to take the L on this one. According to The Blast, a judge on the case sided with the Japanese fabric makers in the case and denied Kanye’s motion to have the case thrown out. The judge revealed that the trial will begin on May 11, 2020 and last four to five days.

Aside from the case, Kanye recently confirmed that he has a new album on the way. Jesus Is King was previously announced by Kim Kardashian but the rapper recently confirmed that it would arrive on September 27th. It appears that Jesus Is King could be a project that was created while the Chicago artist hosted his weekly spiritual Sunday Services events across America. 

Adidas Announces The Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue": Store List

The month September has been loaded with highly coveted sneakers releases, including a plethora Kanye West‘s Yeezys, and there’s still plenty more on tap for the second half the month.

After weeks speculation and rumors, Adidas Originals has today confirmed that the “Hospital Blue” Yeezy Boost 700 V2 is slated to launch on September 28 for the retail price $300.

The newest Yeezy Boost 700 V2 is dominated by the light blue shade that smothers the entire silhouettes, including the upper, tongue, laces and chunky midsole. Like previous 700 V2s, the Hospital Blue colorway is highlighted by reflective detailing spliced throughout the mesh, leather and suede construction.

Click here to check out the list stores that will have the kicks in stock, and continue scrolling for the ficial images.

Adidas Announces The Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue": Store List

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Adidas Announces The Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue": Store List

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Hospital Blue/Adidas

Adidas Announces The Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue": Store List

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Hospital Blue/Adidas

Adidas Announces The Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue": Store List

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Hospital Blue/Adidas

Adidas Announces The Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue": Store List

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Hospital Blue/Adidas

Jeezy Reflects On His $1.8M Album Cover, Boyz N Da Hood, JAY-Z’s Business Mind & More

Hollywood, CA – Jeezy took a look back at this storied career during a recent stop by the HipHopDX offices in Hollywood. As part of his conversation with DX, the trap rap pioneer recalled using $1.8 million in real cash for his Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 album cover and explained why his stint in the group Boy N Da Hood was so brief.

“When we did the deal that was the negotiation — I told [JAY-Z] and L.A. Reid I’m gonna do this deal with Puff [Daddy], but I’m only gonna make it a one-off,” he said of Boyz N Da Hood. “So, I was only in the group for one album.”

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The veteran artist also opened up about his dealings with JAY-Z, the star-studded “I Do” remix and how one of his songs turned into Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” He additionally detailed Gary Vee’s appearance on the TM104 intro “The enTRAPreneur” and shared insight on the ways he continues to motivate himself.

Watch DX’s interview with Jeezy above.

Kevin Gates Announces Release Date For "I’m Him" Album

Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates has been a controversial figure for many years in the hip-hop community. There have been plenty rumours surrounding the Southern sensation but as late, he’s quieted down and focused solely on producing the best musical content that he can. Gates is one the most consistent artists in the game. He’ll usually release a number different projects during the year and although we’ve known about I’m Him for a minute, everyone was waiting on the release date. Finally, we can stop playing the guessing game because Gates has just revealed when the long-awaited project will be out.

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This time around, the recording artist took an unconventional approach to his album rollout. I’m Him was first hinted at when he was released from prison early last year and the tour was being promoted this summer. Now, we know that Gates’ album will be out in the next ten days.

Taking to Instagram last night, the rapper told us all that we can expect the new body work on September 27. Interestingly enough, he will be sharing a release date with Kanye West, who is expected to bless us with Jesus Is King on the same day. Street vs. soul. Which will you be going for later this month?

Adidas Yeezy Powerphase To Drop In Three New Colorways This Week: Details

If you’re a fan Kanye West‘s Yeezy brand, you probably remember the Adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas which caught a lot flack at first for . resembling the Reebok Classic. The shoe was a bit a change pace for the Yeezy brand considering how wild their other shoes look in terms silhouette. With the Powerphase, it’s clear Kanye was going for more an everyday, classic look and he pulled it f to perfection. 

There hasn’t been a new Powerphase colorway for about a year and some change now so it only makes sense they revive the shoe before the Fall. According to the Instagram account @yeezyseason2, three Powerphase colorways will be releasing on Wednesday, September 18th. These colorways are called “Simple Brown,” “Clear Brown,” and “Quite Grey.” Each colorway can be seen in the Instagram post below and as you can see, they are pretty tonal and lowkey.

It seems as though these will actually be made with suede as opposed to leather which is good news for sneakerheads who didn’t like the plushness the original batch Powerphase. Stay tuned for updates on this release just in case anything changes.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue" Release Details, Official Photos

Kanye West has turned his Adidas fshoot brand, Yeezy, into a global sensation and in 2019, it has really come into its own as one the premier sneaker brands in the entire world. Yeezy releases are more frequent than they’ve ever been before and incredibly, every release seems to sell out with ease. It’s clear that sneakerheads are engulfed in the cult Yeezy and they don’t seem to be slowing down one bit. Even when a questionable colorway drops, the shoe still manages to sell out, which is quite the accomplishment.

There are various Yeezys set to drop this month, one which is the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 “Hospital Blue.” As the name suggests, the shoe is covered in a light bluish-grey which is reminiscent a hospital gown a patient would wear. It’s a fairly clean colorway and the ficial images below showcase what the sneaker will look like in its entirety.

This sneaker has been slated for a Saturday, September 28th release and will cost the 700 V2 standard $300 USD. Let us know in the comments if you plan on copping these or will be skipping on release day.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue" Release Details, Official Photos

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue" Release Details, Official Photos

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue" Release Details, Official Photos

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue" Release Details, Official Photos

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 "Hospital Blue" Release Details, Official Photos

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Kim Kardashian Confirms If Family Is Moving To Wyoming With Peeing In Bottle Story

Last month, Kanye West dropped an estimated $14 million on a 4,500 acre Wyoming ranch that had many people wondering if Ye and his famous family would be making the move to the lush grasslands. Kim Kardashian made a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to set the record straight while also sharing a hilarious story about her visit to the new estate. 

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“We love Wyoming, it’s always been such an amazing place. My husband did just buy a ranch there, and his dream and his vision is to move there,” Kim said, before making it clear that she loves Los Angeles and she sees herself visiting Wyoming for holidays, summers and weekends. 

The SKIMS shapewear founder then explained her first visit and how Kanye led her and just three her four kids up to a secluded cabin that had no electricity or plumbing. “There’s literally no service, no nothing. I’m peeing in a bottle because there’s no bathroom,” Kim explained the experience. The next morning, the family woke up and made breakfast over a fire and then realized that at the bottom their Wyoming hill was a hotel and functioning cabin. 

“Kanye] wanted a romantic little night for us up above, and I’m like, ‘That’s not my vision romance, dude,’” she Kim added. Watch the full clip below.

Kanye West Befuddles Sneakerheads With Yeezy Foam Runner Reveal

Kanye West‘s Yeezy brand with Adidas has been one the biggest things to happen to sneaker culture in a while. Despite this, Ye has come through with some questionable designs over the years and strangely enough, they still always sell out. The hype train has been known to consumer sneakerheads and hypebeasts alike, so I guess it shouldn’t be all that surprising when something sells out simply because it is associated with a megastar such as Kanye.

Thanks to some new photos in Face Magazine, @yeezymafia, we now have a sneak peek at Kanye’s latest design and all we have to say is, “what is he thinking.” Based on the post below, it’s clear that these shoes look like some form crocs, just with a different silhouette. There are holes all throughout the upper and overall, they look like some futuristic space shoes. These will be called Yeezy Foam Runners and fans in the comments the post below are already bewildered by the new design.

These are supposed to be dropping in 2020 so stay tuned for information on an upcoming release. Let us know what you think about these in the comments below.

Kanye West Seeks New Legal Representation To Release Him From EMI Contract

In January, Kanye West filed a lawsuit against his publishing company, EMI, in an attempt to get out his contract that could potentially last his whole lifetime. The contract, which Kanye has referred to as “lopsided and oppressive”, was signed back in 2003, before the release his debut album, College Dropout. He now fears its stipulations would not allow him to retire from music. The contract reportedly states, “At no time during the term will you seek to retire as a songwriter, recording artist or producer or take any extended hiatus during which you are not actively pursuing your musical career in the same basic manner as you have pursued such career to date.” 

Ye filed the lawsuit through a state court in California, where contracts this nature are prohibited. According to California state law, the artist should have been freed from his contractual obligations in 2010. Therefore, he is seeking the rights to any song that he submitted to the company after that point.

EMI responded to Kanye’s claims by highlighting that the terms their agreement are valid in New York, where the contract was originally executed. Furthermore, Kanye apparently signed on to a clause that stipulated any disagreements or revisions to the contract would be settled in New York. EMI is also citing the multiple modifications and extensions that Kanye agreed to over the years as justification for its ongoing validity. EMI countersued Kanye in federal court in March for his dogged attempts to renegotiate their agreement – a lawsuit which he then filed to be dismissed in June. 

Due to the case reaching this stalemate, Kanye has decided to switch up his legal team. His old counsel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP., was dropped and will be replaced by the law firm Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.. The new firm will also defend the rapper’s other companies tangled up in the lawsuit as well, including one named Please Gimme My Publishing.

Perhaps this representation will be the key to Kanye to obtaining his desired freedom. There was speculation that Ye would hold his next project hostage until he was released from the EMI deal, but he has announced Jesus Is King will be arriving on September 27

Kendall Jenner Loves Brad Pitt But Thinks Rihanna Should Date Him

Kanye West held his weekly Sunday Service last weekend and none other than Brad Pitt showed up to feel the gospel love. While the actor chatted with fans and even posed for pictures, Kendall Jenner never jumped at the opportunity since she was so in awe Brad’s presence. The 23-year-old model paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and explained just how much she loves Mr. Pitt. 

Kendall Jenner Loves Brad Pitt But Thinks Rihanna Should Date Him
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“I think he’s been a couple times, but that was the first time that I was there when he was there,” Kendall explained. “And, I literally left early. I like couldn’t even.”

“I just saw Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and it was so good and he just gets better with age so I was like ‘I gotta go,'” she added. “Isn’t there a saying ‘don’t ever meet your superheroes?’ I don’t know. I just love him so much I’m going to leave it at that. I get nervous.”

Elsewhere in Kendall’s visit, she admitted that Rihanna and Brad would be a great match because “they’re so gorgeous.” Seemingly unknown to Kendall, Rihanna’s dating a billionaire man named Hassan Jameel and they seem to be going strong – maybe in another life. 

Jeezy Reveals Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” Was Originally His Record

Los Angeles, ca – Jeezy recently stopped by the HipHopDX offices in Los Angeles to talk his recently released final LP TM104: The Legend of the Snowman.

During the conversation, he revealed Kanye West’s hit song “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” was originally meant for his album The Recession.

“‘Wait Until I Get My Money Right’ was a song with me and T.I. for my album, The Recession,” Jeezy explains. “I sent it to Ye and [he] put a verse on it but wanted to know who produced the record.”

After Jeezy told him DJ Troomp had crafted the instrumental, Ye contacted the producer and had him adjust the overall sound of the beat.

“When he sent it back, I’m just like, ‘Yo man, it’s a whole different song,” he says. “And I gotta turn my album over to the label in two days.’”

Despite being told how dope the track was, Jeezy ultimately decided to leave it off the album.

“Time goes by, six months later, I’m in L.A. and [Kanye] calls me to come to the studio,” Jeezy says. “He wanted to play me something … he played me ‘Wait ‘Til I Get My Money Right.’ It was the same song and same verse he sent me, he just added another verse to it.”

Ye then asked Jeezy if he could keep his original ad-libs and Jeezy granted him permission.

“I was just like, ‘Dang, I just gave you a hit record,’” he says. “In my mind, I was like, ‘Yo, he owes me one.’”

Soon after, the song — released as “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” — was one of the biggest songs of 2007, appearing on Kanye’s third album, The Graduation. As of April 2018, it is certified 2X-platinum by the RIAA.

It was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rap Song category but lost to another DJ Troomp-produced song off from The Graduation called “Good Life” featuring T-Pain.

Watch the full clip above.

Jeezy Reveals Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” Was Originally His Record

Los Angeles, ca – Jeezy recently stopped by the HipHopDX offices in Los Angeles to talk his recently released final LP TM104: The Legend of the Snowman.

During the conversation, he revealed Kanye West’s hit song “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” was originally meant for his album The Recession.

“‘Wait Until I Get My Money Right’ was a song with me and T.I. for my album, The Recession,” Jeezy explains. “I sent it to Ye and [he] put a verse on it but wanted to know who produced the record.”

After Jeezy told him DJ Troomp had crafted the instrumental, Ye contacted the producer and had him adjust the overall sound of the beat.

“When he sent it back, I’m just like, ‘Yo man, it’s a whole different song,” he says. “And I gotta turn my album over to the label in two days.’”

Despite being told how dope the track was, Jeezy ultimately decided to leave it off the album.

“Time goes by, six months later, I’m in L.A. and [Kanye] calls me to come to the studio,” Jeezy says. “He wanted to play me something … he played me ‘Wait ‘Til I Get My Money Right.’ It was the same song and same verse he sent me, he just added another verse to it.”

Ye then asked Jeezy if he could keep his original ad-libs and Jeezy granted him permission.

“I was just like, ‘Dang, I just gave you a hit record,’” he says. “In my mind, I was like, ‘Yo, he owes me one.’”

Soon after, the song — released as “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” — was one of the biggest songs of 2007, appearing on Kanye’s third album, The Graduation. As of April 2018, it is certified 2X-platinum by the RIAA.

It was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rap Song category but lost to another DJ Troomp-produced song off from The Graduation called “Good Life” featuring T-Pain.

Watch the full clip above.

Kim Kardashian Leaked Her Own Surrogacy News After Getting Drunk

Sometimes, celebrities go to great lengths to keep their private information private, but it still somehow gets out there. Other times, as we now know with Kim Kardashian and her baby news, celebrities get drunk and spill the beans themselves. 

In a new clip from the upcoming season Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim tells Scott Disick exactly how news her surrogate leaked.

“How is it that everybody found out about your surrogate, by the way?” Scott asks.

“I got drunk on Christmas Eve and I told someone on Christmas Eve and I don’t remember who I told ’cause I was drunk,” she said.

“Multiple people?” he responds.

“I think so,” Kim replied.

Kim goes on to talk about difficulties being a mother saying, “At first I was having so much anxiety, just because I’m going to be a mom four.” Disick interrupts her to say, “Look at your mom, she’s got 19 kids. She’s not stressed.”

“Yeah, I want to kill myself,” Kris Jenner chimes in. 

Kim and Kanye West welcomed their fourth child, Psalm back in May.

Check out the full clip below and watch the entire trailer for Keeping Up With The Kardashians season 17 here.

Kanye West Is Bringing This Week’s Sunday Service To A Chicago Amphitheatre

Kanye West has been moving around a lot with his Sunday Service congregation recently. In the past few weeks, the sessions – which were originally held in the hills surrounding Kanye’s Calabasas home – have been transported to Dayton to memorialize the victims its recent mass shooting, to a local congregation in San Fernando Valley and to the streets Watts. This week’s iteration will take place in Ye’s hometown Chicago at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. 

The Huntington Bank Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheatre, situated next to Lake Michigan, with a capacity 30,000 people. While it is not clear whether Kanye will be utilizing the venue to its maximum potential, the free tickets distributed through Ticketmaster have already sold out. However, perhaps more tickets will be released, so it could be worth rechecking the site. If you don’t happen to be lucky enough, the event will be livestreamed on Sunday Service’s website and simulcasted on Chicago radio stations 107.5 WGCI and 103.5 KISS-FM, starting at 9 AM CST. 

These powerful choral gatherings seem to have ignited a spiritual reawakening in Kanye, as it was revealed last week that his next album will be titled, Jesus Is King, which is expected to release on September 27. Based on the title and tracklist, we may be getting a Ye gospel record.