Lil Uzi Vert Recreates “Blade’s” Most Classic Scene For “Sanguine Paradise” Video

Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake album remains in release date limbo with no end in sight, but the Generation Now artist is still providing fans with new content. The multi-platinum selling artist has dropped a Blade-inspired video for his single “Sanguine Paradise.”

Uzi does his best Wesley Snipes impression in the visuals, putting on the gear of Marvel’s vampire hunter and recreating the memorable club scene from the 1998 film Blade.

“Sanguine Paradise” was one of Uzi’s first official releases after he ended his musical hiatus earlier this year. In March, he made his return with the “Free Uzi” freestyle then followed it up in April with the aforementioned single and “That’s A Rack.”

Watch Uzi’s “Sanguine Paradise” video above.

Lil Uzi Vert Appears To Cancel Entire European Tour After One Show

It’s no secret that Lil Uzi Vert is in a strange place right now. At least, where matters his career are concerned. Not long ago, in 2017 to be specific, Uzi was riding the highs “XO Tour Life,” one the biggest songs the entire year. Not long after that came Luv Is Rage 2, an album that cemented him as one the game’s most promising young rappers. Yet what should have been a triumphant seizing momentum was instead a moment artistic stagnation, borne largely from the negligence his label-heads DJ Drama and Don Cannon. Or so Uzi would have us believe.

Lil Uzi Vert Appears To Cancel Entire European Tour After One Show

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Either way, the delay(s)  Eternal Atake has been one the industry’s biggest mysteries, and it seems to have taken a toll on Lil Uzi Vert‘s drive. Now, fans have been left concerned after Uzi appeared to have canceled the remainder his European tour. A user from R/hiphopheads first noticed some the venues making the confirmation, with Ireland’s “Longitude Festival” claiming he canceled the “rest his European run.” 

In any case, that hasn’t stopped Uzi from indulging in a little bit retail therapy, opting to drop bags on a small shoe collection (you can see that on his current Instagram story, as this moment). Though it must be frustrating for Uzi’s European fanbase to hear this unfortunate news, perhaps it’s worth asking whether the man is truly happy? Is this a “tears a clown” situation, in which one the game’s bright talents is slowly dying on the inside? 

Lil Uzi Vert Praises Roc Nation Amidst "Eternal Atake" Uncertainty

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release Lil Uzi Vert‘s highly-anticipated album Eternal Atake. The last time Uzi released a full-length project it was all the way back in August 2017 with Luv Is Rage 2 and with Eternal Atake, there has been a ton uncertainty, especially when it came to his label situation with DJ Drama and Don Cannon. Uzi has expressed his displeasure with his record label in the past, although recently, it appears as though Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint is taking care his situation.

Even with new representation, Eternal Atake’s release is still up in the air but that hasn’t stopped Lil Uzi from expressing gratitude to his new label. The rapper went on his Instagram story last night with the message “I love Roc Nation. I feel so normal. Thank you.”

Lil Uzi Vert Praises Roc Nation Amidst "Eternal Atake" Uncertainty

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Roc Nation replied to the rapper saying “right back at you” which is some wholesome content we can all get behind. 

This is a far cry from Uzi’s interactions with Generation Now which seemed to be an exercise in futility for the rapper. Uzi is one the most unique voices in the game right now and with two years in between projects, fans are starting to grow increasingly impatient.

Perhaps Uzi’s new relationship with Roc Nation will turn into a release at some point.

Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, & Travis Scott to Headline Day N Vegas Festival

The stars are aligning in Las Vegas.

Hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names are on the bill for Goldenvoice’s newest festival, Day N Vegas. The three-day fest will take place Nov. 1-3 on the Las Vegas Festival Grounds with headlining performances from J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Kendrick Lamar.

It all kicks off on Friday with Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, 6LACK, Miguel, GoldLink, and Cole. Saturday’s lineup includes Migos, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Lil Nas X, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Travis. The fest caps off on Sunday with Tyler, the Creator, ScHoolboy Q, Brockhampton, Jay Rock, and Kendrick.

The lineup is stacked with other performers including Megan Thee Stallion, Blueface, Nav, Rich the Kid, Summer Walker, Roddy Ricch, and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 28, at noon. Three-day GA tickets start at $299, while VIP tickets start at $549. See the full lineup below.

Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, & Travis Scott to Headline Day N Vegas Festival

G-Eazy, Future, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert & More Performing At Rolling Loud Bay Area

Prepare yourself for another Rolling Loud festival, this time in California’s Bay Area. The hip hop music event recently took place in Miami and had its share controversial moments. There were reports gunfire, which ficials claimed were false, resulting in a stampede concert-goers trampling over each other to reach the exits. Lil Wayne reportedly dropped out the show over security probes and Kodak Black was arrested before his performance and is still behind bars.

Hopefully, this next go-round will be smoother than the last as the festival has announced its Bay Area lineup. On Saturday, September 27, fans will enjoy the sounds the Bay’s G-Eazy along with Future, 21 Savage, Blueface, Gunna, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask The Slump God, SOB x RBE, Megan Thee Stallion, Yung Bans, Young Dolph, Kamaiyah, and surprisingly, Kodak Black is on the bill.

On Sunday, September 28, the lineup includes, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Playboi Carti, Tyga, Nav, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, DaBaby, Lil Mosey, Curren$y, Lil Gotit, Rico Nasty, Lil Keed, and more. Rolling Loud will soon be introducing their first ever New York event, so we’ll keep you updated when more news is announced, along with their Los Angeles shows. Tickets for the Rolling Loud Bay Area goes on sale this Friday.

Reveals 2019 Freshman Class

The 2019 Freshman Class is here.

XXL has revealed its 12th annual list of hip-hop’s brightest new stars, including newcomers and some familiar faces with hits already under their belt.

The 11 artists who make up this year’s Freshman Class include Gunna, Blueface, DaBaby, Rico Nasty, Lil Mosey, Roddy Ricch, YBN Cordae, YK Osiris, and Comethazine. For the first time ever, three women also make the list—Tierra Whack, Rico Nasty, and Megan Thee Stallion.

They join a prestigious list of Freshman alum including Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Mac Miller, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, and Travis Scott.

As usual, XXL will be releasing interviews, freestyles, and cyphers from the Class of 2019 in the coming weeks. The Freshman will also hit the stage during the 2019 XXL Freshman show at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on July 22 and at The Novo in Los Angeles on July 25.

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Gucci Mane’s "Delusions Of Grandeur" Features Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert & More

Gucci Mane announced that soon, he would be dropping a brand new album and we were all surprised by the statement. In the winter, he had released his Evil Genius project but we all know that Guwop doesn’t exactly take time f from the studio. He’s one the men who work the hardest in the industry and that’s why he’s earned such an iconic placement among Atlanta’s icons. He said last week that we could be expecting Delusions Grandeur soon before unleashing “Backwards” with Meek Mill. He revealed the album cover yesterday, which shows him looking as fit as ever on his Rolls-Royce cars, and today he’s showing us who to expect on the full-length.

Gucci Mane's "Delusions Of Grandeur" Features Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert & More
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We’ve heard a couple songs that will be appearing on the tracklist — namely the collaborations with Meek Mill and Justin Bieber — but there’s a whole lot more that we can get excited for tomorrow. At midnight, we’ll be able to hear the entire Delusions Grandeur project, giving us an eye into what Guwop has been up to all year. The album will be eighteen songs long, featuring a few team-ups that we’re seriously jumping around for. Young Dolph and Lil Uzi Vert on the same track? Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross!!?? Gunna and Lil Baby reuniting with help from Gucci Mane? Yep, this is gonna be fun.

The tracklist also includes appearances by A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Jeremih, Anuel AA, Peewee Longway, and more. Which track are you most excited to hear? DoG is out tonight.

Common Returns with ‘HER Love’ Featuring Daniel Caesar

Common is back.

Nearly two years since his last album, the Chicago lyricist returns with “HER Love,” a collaboration with Daniel Caesar that serves as a sequel to 1994’s classic “I Used to Love H.E.R.” Over a previously unreleased J Dilla beat, Common pens a love letter to hip-hop, while cleverly shouting out today’s rappers including A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, and Kendrick Lamar.

“Through the struggle, you taught us to Nipsey Hussle / That’s why we all love you,” he raps. “I’m forever yours to the tik tok / I’m still talking ’bout you, hip-hop.”

Additionally, Common has debuted a powerful video for the song, which features Dwele and celebrates his love of hip-hop and black women.

After “HER Love,” Common plans to drop the Swizz Beatz-assisted “Hercules” next month, followed by his album Let Love Have the Last Word in August. During a listening session last month, Common previewed the project, which features contributions from Karriem Riggins, Jill Scott, Leon Bridges, and BJ the Chicago Kid.

The album has also inspired Common’s new memoir of the same name, which was released in May and made The New York Times Best Seller list.

Watch the video for “HER Love” below.

Lil Keed Releases Debut Album "Long Live Mexico"

300 Entertainment’s Lil Keed has dropped his debut album Long Live Mexico. The project serves as the follow-up to his Keed Talk To ‘Em mixtape, which was released last December.

Keed’s first studio LP features 19 tracks and collaborations with multiple high-profile artists. Guests include Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo, Gunna, YNW Melly, Roddy Ricch and Nav, among others.

Lil Keed Releases Debut Album "Long Live Mexico"

1. Ride The Wave
2. Oh My God
3. Anybody f. Lil Duke & Gunna
4. Rockstar f. Nav
5. Million Dollar Mansion f. Young Thug
6. HBS
7. Tip Top f. Guap Tarantino & PG Casper
8. Child f. Moneybagg Yo
9. Snake
10. Pass It Out f. Lil Gotit
11. Pull Up f. Lil Uzi Vert & YNW Melly
12. Real Hood Baby f. Stickbaby
13. Fear Of God
14. Make U Proud
15. Dragon ft. Roddy Ricch
16. Higher N Higher f. Karlae
17. Ride Wit You
18. Just A Dream
19. Proud Of Me f. Young Thug

Kodak Black’s Rapper 22Gz Calls Out Rich The Kid For Running From Lil Uzi Vert

Most rappers that are just starting out would kill for the opportunity to work with an established name like Rich The Kid. However, after his run-in with Lil Uzi Vert last year, one rising rapper has absolutely zero interest in getting in the studio with him. Kodak Black has been grooming Brooklyn’s 22Gz for success after becoming a member Sniper Gang. He’s got all the tools to make it big and he seemingly isn’t down to take a shortcut by working with Rich The Kid. Instead, he decided to expose the rapper and call him out on social media.

Kodak Black's Rapper 22Gz Calls Out Rich The Kid For Running From Lil Uzi Vert
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22Gz received a direct message from the head Rich Forever when he chose to snap at the Atlanta artist, bringing up his fight with Lil Uzi Vert. “Somebody tell this weirdo rapper n***a @richthekid stop tryn make his face clean in my hood,” wrote 22Gz on his Instagram story after sharing a DM Rich sent him asking to collaborate. “@liluzivert done chased your bitch ass U NOT TOUGH.” 

Of course, the Brooklynite is referring to an incident where Uzi chased Rich The Kid all the way to a Starbucks cafe where the rapper hid behind the service counter. 22Gz clearly isn’t into all the ass-kissing that happens in the industry and he’s not about to play nice. If you ask him for a feature, you better make sure your track record is clean.

Austin City Limits Day Lineup Announced: Childish Gambino, Cardi B, & More

Austin is one the biggest festival cities in the United States. With SXSW, Austin City Limits and JMBLYA taking place there this year, there has been an abundance talent swinging through Texas. All three fests are worth attending but the next one to take place has just made a major announcement, revealing the ACL Fest line-up by day.

Tickets are ficially available for Austin City Limits 2019. Whether you plan on attending for one full weekend or just a day or two, you’ll be able to figure things out by peeping the ficial day-by-day lineup, which was revealed today. Taking place on the October 4 and October 11 weekends, the line-up has remained largely consistent throughout both iterations the fest. Friday will be more a rock-centric day with Guns N’ Roses, Tame Impala, and others signed on to perform. If you’re only interested in maximizing the number rappers you see at ACL, you might want to think buying single-day tickets for Saturday and Sunday. Between both days, you’ll witness Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, Lizzo, 21 Savage, Duckwrth, Taylor Bennett, and more.

Single-day tickets are available now at their website. Take a look at the day-by-day line-up below and let us know if you plan on copping tickets.

Was DJ Khaled’s "Mysterious" Album Rant Aimed At Tyler, The Creator?

Have the days “the affable mogul” come to an unceremonious end? Last night, a video surfaced in which an uncharacteristically salty DJ Khaled unleashed a seething rant, ostensibly aimed at his nameless competition – not unlike his t-cited intangible foe “They.” Yet many have drawn the conclusion that Khaled’s pointed words were actually directed at Tyler, The Creator, whose IGOR album claimed the honor Billboard’s number one spot. Of course, Khaled doesn’t actually mention Tyler by name, though several his chosen adjectives feel like something a hater might use to describe Igor’s experimental stylings and deliberate sound engineering.

“Here’s the thing,” begins Khaled, sitting in the drop top letting his stomach breathe. “I make albums so people can play it. And you actually hear it. You know, driving your car you hear another car playing it. Go to the barber shop, you hear them playing it. You know, turn the radio on, and you hear them playing it. It’s playing everywhere – it’s called great music. It’s called albums that you actually hear the songs. Not no mysterious shit, and you never hear it.”

Upon hearing the unusually disdainful Khaled’s teardown, many were quick to assume his “mysterious” words were directed at IGOR, which still feels like a “niche” project despite the widespread appeal. Consider Tyler’s method arranging his high-prile guest appearances, which include Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, Solange, and Pharrell Williams; rather than marketing them with the ferocity ten thousand thousand bulls, Tyler slides them in strategically, allowing their strengths to to shine from the shadows. Not to mention, Tyler’s ear for mixing can be described as polished lo-fi, which may align with some Khaled’s complaints about “hearing” the music.

Of course, Khaled has already put in work to squash the narrative, claiming his beef is with Billboard, and not Tyler. Yet his words, and the way fans have chosen to interpret them, speak otherwise. A perusal Twitter finds Khaled on the receiving end a few roasting sessions, with one user in particular indicating that Tyler actually “liked” the initial post on Khaled’s rant. Now, it may be unfair to pit two artists against one another, but it seems as if there is indeed some animosity on Khaled’s end. That’s not to say his issue with Tyler or his music extends beyond bruised ego, but given Khaled’s f-brand response, perhaps there’s more to the story than meets the eye. 

Either way, congratulations to Tyler, The Creator, who scored a number one album without the foresight including a Protein shake bundle. Are you still feeling IGOR? 

Lil Uzi Vert May Have Said That "Eternal Atake" Arrives In Two Weeks

Does Eternal Atake finally have a release date? Lil Uzi Vert‘s anticipated album is turning into the record-that-never-will-be as it has become somewhat a folklore. Uzi has been dropping brief updates regarding the completion the album, and last month he told fans at a concert that Eternal Atake was finished. A week and a half later, he jumped on Instagram Live to speak on the album once again. “I want this to be right for y’all,” he said. “I want to be able just to play this and we all just look at each other and just start hittin’ The Whoa. Like, ‘relax. I got you.'”

He added, “The way I got this sh*t set up, see, what I did was I manipulated time and it’s never too late for me. It’s too late for them. That’s the problem, I was giving them a chance,” he said, possibly referencing his strained relationship with his label. Fans know that EA is on its way, especially following the releases his singles “Sanguine Paradise” and “That’s a Rack.” In a newly released video, some believe that the rapper said that the album will arrive in two weeks, but it’s difficult to tell due to the movement the camera. Watch the video below and let us know if Uzi revealed when we can expect EA.

Lil Uzi Vert On The Release Of "Eternal Atake": "I Manipulated Time"

It felt like we were making progress on getting Lil Uzi Vert‘s long-awaited Eternal Atake but it’s been relatively quiet recently. He went through a string strange incidents since the top the year that involved a brief stint at retirement and a public feud with his label. However, things did get better at one point — Jay-Z saved the day and signed him to a management deal with Roc Nation right before Uzi dropped a few tracks. Unfortunately, the future Uzi’s new album still remains a mystery.

Lil Uzi Vert On The Release Of "Eternal Atake": "I Manipulated Time"
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Lil Uzi Vert hopped on Instagram to give fans a bit an update on the future  Eternal Atake. Although he previously said the album is completed, it looks like he’s still working on it in hopes that it’ll have a major impact across the world.

“I want this to be right for y’all,” he said. “I want to be able just to play this and we all just look at each other and just start hittin’ The Whoa. Like, ‘relax. I got you.'”

Unfortunately, this means that Uzi still doesn’t have a release date for the project but he still doesn’t think its too late to drop it.

“The way I got this shit set up, see, what I did was I manipulated time and it’s never too late for me,” he said before he seemingly references his feud with his label. “It’s too late for them. That’s the problem, I was giving them a chance.”

Offset’s A Free Man After Phone Smashing Case Gets Dropped

Back in April, Offset was shopping at Target when a fan approached him with a camera in hand, filming him. The Fatherrapper wasn’t all too pleased by the move and karate chopped the phone out the fans hand, leaving it smashed. Needless to say, the victim in the situation, Junior Gibbons, sued Offset and the rapper’s lawyer worked hard to get the case dropped

TMZ now reports that Offset is in the clear since the case has been dropped with both parties coming to a mutual agreement on their own. There’s no word on any monetary expenses that may have been exchanged but all Junior wanted was a new phone to get paid for in full – looks like he got it. 

Offset's A Free Man After Phone Smashing Case Gets Dropped
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In other Offset news, he’s prepping something exciting for his fans since he dropped f a teaser for an upcoming track with the likes Gunna and Lil Uzi Vert. The beat is called “Pink Toes” and from the teaser shared by Offset, it sounds like it’s bound to be a banger. The song is part the deluxe version Father 4, arriving soon.