Lil Baby Teases New Banger With Lil Wayne

Lil Baby had a hell a run in 2018 with the release his debut album, Harder Than Ever as well as his joint project with Gunna, Drip HarderHe capped the year f with Street Gossip, a mixtape that was geared towards pleasing his fans more than the radio. He’s been relatively quiet since the top the year in terms solo music but it looks like he’s getting ready to release a new project soon.

Lil Baby appears to have some new music with Lil Wayne set to drop in the near future. The Atlanta rapper took to Instagram to share a snippet the song which sounds like a straight banger. He initially previewed the song with Lil Wayne’s verse but he shared a more clear snippet the song with his verse on it. It’s unsure when we could expect him to release this track but with the summer just around the corner, what better time than now.

Lil Baby recently made his debut on SNL this past weekend. The rapper made an appearance during DJ Khaled‘s performance on the late-night variety show alongside Jeremih, Meek Mill, and J Balvin to perform, “You Stay.”

We’re excited to see what Lil Baby has up his sleeves this year. He’s already released a ton dope collaborations such as “Your Peace” with Jacquees, “Put A Date On It” with Yo Gotti and more. 

Philadelphia D.A. Demands Meek Mill Get New Trial

Meek Mill has scored a legal victory.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Superior Court asking for a new trial with a different judge. On Wednesday (May 22), the D.A.’s Office filed documents stating that Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley’s “public perception of unfairness and bias” has been evident throughout the trial and that she should recuse herself from the rapper’s probation violation case.

According to NBC10 Philadelphia, the D.A. cites instances where Brinkley overstepped her duties as a judge, including checking up on Mill—whose legal name is Robert Mihmeek Williams—while he was performing court-ordered community service at a homeless shelter.

“Williams should be awarded a post-conviction relief in the form of a new trial,” the appeal said. “In the alternative, his recusal motion should be granted and this matter should be remanded for a violation of probation hearing before a new judge.”

Judge Brinkley found Mill in violation of his 10-year probation and sentenced him to 2 to 4 years in state prison. He served five months before being released in April 2018 while his appeal was pending. Brinkley eventually denied his request for a new trial.

Mill’s team called Wednesday’s appeal a “huge legal victory.”

Philadelphia D.A. Looking To Grant Meek Mill A New Trial

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has reportedly filed new documents with the Pennsylvania Superior Court to request a new trial for Meek Mill.

According to documents obtained by HipHopDX, the D.A. believes Judge Genece Brinkley’s appearance of bias has been evident throughout his case, which should yield a new trial with a different judge.

In the docs, D.A. Larry Krasner cites a surprise visit Brinkley made to a homeless shelter where Meek was doing court-ordered community service and explains that’s a probation officer’s job. The docs assert Brinkley also “abused her discretion” when she sentenced him to two to four years in prison for “technical violations” of his probation.”

Krasner also states, “The court abused its discretion when it imposed a two to four year state prison sentence based on the technical violations of probation in issue here.

“For the above stated reasons, [Meek Mil] should be awarded a post-conviction relief in the form of a new trial. In the alternative, his recusal motion should be granted and this matter should be remanded for a violation of probation hearing before a new judge.”

Despite the controversy surrounding Meek’s case, Brinkley has repeatedly refused to recuse herself from it, leading many to believe she has some kind of personal vendetta against the 32-year-old rapper.

Meek walked out of Chester State Prison in April 2018. Last June, Meek appealed and asked for a new trial, but Brinkley refused.

Since his release, Meek has dropped a No. 1 album, Championships, and co-founded the REFORM Alliance with JAY-Z. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to “reform the criminal justice system by lobbying for change in its laws and policies, beginning with probation and parole.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers owner Michael G. Rubin and other prominent leaders have contributed over $50 million to the organization.

Following Wednesday’s hearing, Meek’s lawyer Jordan Siev concluded in a statement sent to DX, “We are very pleased that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has confirmed to the Superior Court that Meek is entitled to have his conviction vacated.

“The brief is also significant in that it marks the first time the DA has publicly outlined in writing that it supports Judge Brinkley’s recusal based on her ‘appearance of partiality’ and ‘public perception of unfairness and bias.’”

Meek Mill Earns Huge Legal Win As DA Calls Out Judge Genece Brinkley

For years, Meek Mill has been forced to deal with the apparent bias Judge Genece Brinkley. Many have deemed she is a clout chaser after it was revealed that Brinkley had reportedly asked Meek and Nicki Minaj to remake a Boyz II Men song and shout her out in the lyrics. Obviously, if that’s actually the case, then Brinkley should have been removed as Meek’s judge a long time ago. Although it took some time to come to this point, we may finally be nearing some justice for Meek Mill because today, he scored a legal victory after the Philadelphia D.A. agreed that he should be granted a new trial.

For the first time ever, District Attorney Larry Krasner has called out Judge Genece Brinkley for being biased when sentencing Meek Mill. In a lengthy set court documents, Brinkley’s court has been accused “abusing its discretion” when they sentenced Meek to 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation. Krasner agrees with Meek’s critiques Brinkley and her bias, saying, “The public perception unfairness and bias is exactly what the court’s behavior has engendered here.”

Meek Mill Earns Huge Legal Win As DA Calls Out Judge Genece Brinkley
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The D.A. points out a specific moment when Brinkley “checked up” on the rapper while he was doing community service at a homeless shelter. The Judge reportedly criticized him for bagging clothes for the homeless instead serving them food. The D.A. states about that situation: “Here, instead asking a probation ficer to visit the shelter to assess Williams’ compliance with the court’s community service requirement, Judge Brinkley personally assumed the role investigator. No evidence suggests that the judge routinely made this type unannounced personal visit to monitor her other probationers.”

Finally, it was determined that Meek should be granted a new trial. The D.A. wrote, “For the above stated reasons, Appellant Robert] Williams should be awarded a post-conviction relief in the form a new trial. In the alternative, his recusal motion should be granted and this matter should be remanded for a violation probation hearing before a new judge.”

Meek has ficially received some good news! Hopefully, he’s able to put this all behind him soon.

Meek Mill Earns Huge Legal Win As DA Calls Out Judge Genece Brinkley
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Flipp Dinero On How Joey Bada$$ Put Him On, Meeting DJ Khaled, & Drake’s Co-Sign In "On The Come Up"

One New York’s shining stars right now is Flipp Dinero. The young talent has been on the rise for years and ever since releasing “Leave Me Alone,” he’s been overwhelmed with all the opportunities on his plate. The 23-year-old is working hard to become someone that will be viewed as an inspiration to future generations musicians. He doesn’t want to be perceived as somebody who’s just in this for the money, even though that’s definitely a nice perk. Flipp Dinero might not be the biggest name in the world yet but he’s well on his way to becoming one your favourite artists.

Despite having Dinero in his name, that’s not all he’s about. He grew up listening to Haitian music because his parents but whenever he had time to himself, he would be bumping some rap classics like Jadakiss, Styles P, OutKast, and more. His mom and dad weren’t necessarily messing with his music taste and they would ask him to shut f his sound system all the time. Thankfully, he kept listening to the greats and honed in on his craft, quickly learning to take music seriously and wanting to morph himself into somebody that could change the world through his art. 

In our latest episode On The Come Up, Flipp tells us all about how he got discovered by fellow New Yorker Joey Bada$$, his ties to DJ Khaled, Drake‘s co-sign, and more.

Flipp Dinero started f his artistic journey by writing poetry and at a certain point, he began to spit his rhymes over beats. By the time he was 12 or 13-years-old, he was already heavy into songwriting. As for the first song he ever recorded, Flipp reveals that he was inspired by Meek Mill’s freestyle over Nicki Minaj‘s hit song “Moment 4 Life.” After hearing Meek spit bars over the track, Flipp felt like he needed to get into the studio and try it out. The rest was history.

Flipp Dinero On How Joey Bada$$ Put Him On, Meeting DJ Khaled, & Drake's Co-Sign In "On The Come Up"

One his first-ever connections in the game was Joey Bada$$, who put him in contact with many the men and women he still works with today. Joey presented his sounds to all his Pro Era peers, who were messing with it, and then he invited Flipp to meet the owner Cinematic Music Group. Of course, many us first heard the Brooklyn sensation because his alliance to DJ Khaled. The mega-producer used to share him all over his socials when he was just starting out and he helped Flipp earn a large fanbase before even hitting a home run with “Leave Me Alone.” Now that he’s added a couple other hits to his arsenal, he keeps Khaled around as one the men he respects the most in the industry.

Flipp Dinero On How Joey Bada$$ Put Him On, Meeting DJ Khaled, & Drake's Co-Sign In "On The Come Up"
After performing a spot-on DJ Khaled impression, Flipp Dinero told us about how he found out Drake was messing with his music. He recalled that moment as one where he absolutely lost his cool, calling his father to tell him the good news. The Canadian superstar had just posted a screenshot “Leave Me Alone” to his Instagram story but we all know just how powerful his reach is. A Drake co-sign can take you the extra mile and with Flipp Dinero, it ended up working out.

Having already opened up for Jay-Z and Beyoncé on their joint tour at this early stage in his career, Flipp Dinero is absolutely destined for big things. Keep an eye on him because he’s got a lot planned for this year. Follow our OTCU playlist on Spotify below to peep some his magic.

Big Sean Addresses Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer

Big Sean has a message for Nipsey Hussle’s killer.

Nearly two months after the Crenshaw rapper was gunned down outside his Marathon Clothing store, the Detroit rapper is sharing his thoughts on the senseless murder of his friend. In an Instagram video, Sean reflected on the day Nipsey was killed and how his death could have been avoided through communication.

“It’s something that’s been on my mind really since Nipsey’s funeral, well, actually since he died,” he began.

He then addressed Eric Holder, the man who allegedly shot and killed Nipsey. “To the person who murdered Nipsey, to people like that who take somebody’s life out of impulse or for revenge or whatever the case may be, you’re making a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Obviously, that’s not how you solve them problems.”

He continued, “I don’t know if we know the value of a life for real ’cause when you take somebody’s life, you send back they family, you send a whole lineage back, generations […] When you take somebody’s life, you setting all that back and for what? For something that could have been communicated better.”

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He admitted that he himself is a work in progress. “I myself am a terrible communicator. I’ve been working on it,” said the 31-year-old MC. “I’m becoming better. It takes a lot of effort. I have noticed in men, and in black men, we talk to communicate certain ways. We talk to be tough, we talk to stand tough. Get your revenge, retaliate through violence, all that type of shit. But we gon’ keep losing kings—we gon’ keep losing Martin Luther Kings, we gon’ keep losing Malcolm Xs, we gon’ keep losing Nipsey Hussles—and for what?”

During his PSA, he also offered a solution. “I think if we just put our egos aside, put our pride aside, talk things out, who knows, maybe we’ll still have a lot of them people. Maybe we still have Nipsey, maybe we still have a lot of the soldiers we lost.”

In closing, Sean shared some advice from his mother. “My mom always used to say and people always used to say, ‘Communication can save a nation,’” he said. “It didn’t mean shit to me, but now it definitely has a whole new meaning. Facts.”

Over the weekend, Sean paid tribute to Nipsey during DJ Khaled’s performance on the season finale of “SNL” with Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, SZA, John Legend, and more.

In April, Holder was arrested and charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon after fatally shooting Nipsey and injuring two others. If convicted of murder, he faces between 25 years to life in prison.

#DXCLUSIVE: Chrishan & OG Parker Deliver The Breezy "Ultraviolet" Single

Although they’ve been (literally) instrumental in the musical success behind the likes of Drake, Gucci Mane, Meek Mill and Ty Dolla $ign just to name a few, Grammy-nominated duo Chrishan and OG Parker have much to offer as artists themselves.

For the first taste of their upcoming EP Biscayne, they’ve delivered a colorful track in “Ultraviolet” that puts the vibes to the forefront.

“Me and Chrishan have been working for a minute now and have so many tracks that we felt like it was time to drop some of the amazing music that we have,” OG Parker tells HipHopDX.

Chrishan adds, “I knew once we mixed my sound with OG’s sound we’d have nothing but gold. You know, it’s cool to write & produce hit records on other artists, but to do it as an artist yourself is the real test. Now we’re doing just that.”

#DXCLUSIVE: Chrishan & OG Parker Deliver The Breezy "Ultraviolet" Single

The seven-track project will feature a lone outside feature courtesy of 24hrs but will exemplify their chemistry like never before.

Biscayne is such a vibe,” Chrishan says of the EP. Before I even went Miami I used to see those Rick Ross and DJ Khaled videos and be like ‘oh ok they doing it like that, I gotta see what that’s like!’ Once I saw it in person it was over. Biscayne really gives me that ‘Penthouse suite over Biscayne’ feeling.”

Stream “Ultraviolet” ahead of Biscayne‘s May 28 release date up above.

Meek Mill Pleads With Judge To Not Be Questioned About Concert Shooting

Meek Mill recently motioned to have a judge order remove the rapper‘s need to sit through a legal deposition. The latter stems from an ongoing legal battle brought forth by the estate Travis Ward, one the two individuals killed outside a 2016 Meek Mill concert in Connecticut.  According to The Blast, court documents reveal Meek Mill suggests that the people suing him do not have the information to make him come forward. As such, he does not believe the court should agree to their demands to have him sit down for a deposition. Moreover, the Philly-bred rapper affirms that he will be asking for a protective order to legally seal any videotapes to halt any press to acquire them.

The rapper’s attorney pens: “The noticed deposition Mill is a thinly-veiled attempt to harass a public figure who had no relationship to the Plaintiffs’ injuries to try to extract a nuisance settlement. The Court should not permit this abuse. The lawsuits brought forth by two separate estates allege that Meek, the Oakdale Musical Theatre Company and Live Nation are to be held responsible for the death the two individuals. As such, mainly negligence is placed at the center these accusations. 

DJ Mustard Reveals Cover & Date For New Album "Perfect 10"

DJ Mustard has been a busy man. The latter apparently from putting in work to lead the summer this year. Most recently, we reported on the LA-based producer’s track “100 Bands” featuring YG, 21 Savage, Quavo & Meek Millhitting the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The former limestone shortly followed another Mustard-certified track “Pure Water” which featured the legendary rap trio, the Migos and also went onto cracking into the top 10 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charter. Moreover, to continue his successful and highly driven streak, the producer extraordinaire announced he would be dropping a whole new album on us—just in time for the summer. 

Accordingly, Mustard announced that he would be dropping a new album entitled “Perfect 10” on all stores and streaming services this June 28th. In the meantime, while we patiently wait for the project certain to have a series undeniable bangers, the cover was just dropped to further tease us. The photo a young DJ Mustard, fering the camera a sincere mean mug, appears at the forefront. Though as yet, we have no information as to who else will feature in the project. Nevertheless, we remain eager for it to drop. 

Are you ready?

T.I. Shares Adorable Tribute To Nipsey Hussle From His 3-Year-Old Daughter Heiress

It’s been nearly two months since the tragic death Nipsey Hussle. Since then, there have been numerous tributes from performances being dedicated to the late rapper to fans petitioning to have a crayon color being renamed, “Nipsey Blue.” Although Crayola didn’t budge after fans bombarded their Twitter mentions, the name’s become an ficial color in the hip-hop community. 

T.I.‘s making sure even his youngest kid knows the legacy Nipsey Hussle. In a recently shared video to his Instagram page, Tiny’s heard asking Heiress what the color the car is. Heiress takes a deep sigh before adorably uttering the words, “Nipsey Blue.” T.I. was clearly proud his daughter. He captioned the post, “My baby So Solid, So early…. & Already Rollin’….✌🏽👍🏽TMC🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁.”

T.I.’s not the only rapper to paint his car in the dedication the late Nipsey Hussle. Following the rapper’s death, The Game, Offset, and Meek Mill painted their cars blue to pay tribute to Nip.

In other Nipsey-related news, the court made a temporary decision regarding the custody his child. Over the past month or so, his sister Samantha Smith fought to gain custody  Nipsey’s daughter, Emani. Although the child’s mother claimed Smith unlawfully took the child without her permission, the judge decided that Emani should stay in Samantha Smith’s custody until the next hearing in July. 

DJ Khaled Grabs Cardi B & 21 Savage For Explosive “Wish Wish” Video

DJ Khaled left flames all over timelines yesterday (May 20) with his new video “Wish Wish,” featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage.

Directed by Elf Rivera and Khaled, the visual keeps eyes peeled with bursts of flames, explosions, motocross bikes, and some plugging from Fashion Nova and CÎROC.

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“Wish Wish,” is the latest visual from DJ Khaled’s new album Father of Asahd, following up from his collaboration with SZA in “Just Us.”

Earlier this week Khaled made an appearance on Saturday Night Live bringing out Lil Wayne, SZA, Meek Mill, J Balvin, Big Sean, John Legend, Jeremih, and Lil Baby.

Check out “Wish Wish” above.

DJ Khaled feat. Meek Mill & Lil Baby ‘Weather the Storm’

The final one. After unleashing seven videos over four days, DJ Khaled caps off his Father of Asahd rollout with his eighth and final video for “Weather the Storm” with Meek Mill and Lil Baby.

The black-and-white clip, directed by Eif Rivera and Khaled, serves as a powerful testament to overcoming the odds. It opens with Meek rapping alongside a church choir before Lil Baby shares his testimony while praying to God. “We been through the worst / Them situations we can never mention,” he raps as he reflects on his journey.

Earlier today, Khaled dropped the fiery video for “Wish Wish” featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage. Prior to that, he debuted visuals including his Nipsey Hussle and John Legend collaboration “Higher,” the SZA-assisted “Just Us,” “Celebrate” with Travis Scott and Post Malone, and “Jealous” featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Big Sean.

Get lifted with Khaled and friends.

DJ Khaled feat. Cardi B & 21 Savage ‘Wish Wish’

After his epic album rollout, including six videos and a performance on “SNL,” DJ Khaled unleashes another one for “Wish Wish” featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage.

The explosive clip, directed by Eif Rivera and DJ Khaled, finds the Grammy-winning rapper surrounded by fire on a soundstage as bikers perform tricks. Rocking a black catsuit and Chanel swimsuit, Cardi comes through drippin’ as she spits flames. Khaled, decked out in Beyoncé’s “Holidayoncé” hoodie, links up with Savage, who comes to the rescue as a firefighter.

“Wish Wish” is the latest Father of Asahd track to get a visual following “Higher,” “Just Us,” “Celebrate,” “Jealous,” “Holy Mountain,” and “You Stay.”

Khaled, who paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle during his star-studded performance on the season finale of “SNL,” is set to debut one more video today for “Weather the Storm” with Meek Mill and Lil Baby.

Gucci Mane Re-iginites "Rivalry" With Drake By Donning Giannis Jersey In Toronto

Although they entered the tunnel all smiles, Gucci Mane and Drake stood at opposite ends the Bucks-Raptors rivalry heading into Game 3 the NBA Eastern Conference final. A day removed from announcing his long-anticipated tour postponed until September, Wop was nevertheless in Canada for the first time EVER – for some good old NBA playf action.

A regular fixture at Atlanta Hawks’ games with Keyshia Ka’oir, Gucci opted for a sensational bandwagon jump with his home side far removed from the playf picture. His selection a Giannis Antetokounmpo jersey as courtside attire certainly didn’t go unnoticed, but Drake wisely chose to refrain from any eye to eye contact with the man himself.

Instead, Drake focused his attention on the opposition’s best player at every given opportunity. Giannis did his darndest to avoid making eye contact with Raptors’ brand ambassador until the very end the contest when Drake’s petty wave goodbye was flashed up on the jumbotron for all to see. Gucci’s visit to Canada was made possible after a successful attempt at obtaining a work permit after years idling in (probationary) confinement. 

In all seriousness, Drake and Gucci have nothing but reverence for another. The Trap House originator once stated in a song that Drake would be the one to “pull some strings” if ever managed to cross the border into Canada. Back in 1991, Large Pressor pressed his distrust for the opps in a song titled “Just a Friendly Game Baseball.” In 2019, the NBA has taken the spotlight away from all the other claimants. Hopefully, Drake does the same for Meek Mill, in his sovereign appeal against a vengeful Judge Brinkley.

DJ Khaled Pays Tribute to Nipsey Hussle on ‘SNL’ Finale

Live from New York, it’s DJ Khaled.

Fresh off the release of his new album, the Father of Asahd capped off the season finale of “SNL” with a medley of hits featuring some of his famous friends.

“They said I would never do ‘SNL,’ so I’m doing ‘SNL’ finale. Another one!” said Khaled before bringing out Lil Wayne and Big Sean for the first performance, “Jealous.”

He continued with “You Stay,” introducing his special guests one by one, including Jeremih, Meek Mill, Lil Baby, and J Balvin.

“Summer starts now!” declared Khaled.

Wearing a hoodie with Nipsey Hussle’s face, he kicked off his second performance of the evening with SZA. Perched atop a piano, the TDE songstress joined Khaled for their OutKast-sampled collaboration “Just Us.” After lending her angelic vocals to the empowering anthem, Khaled took it to the streets with the Meek Mill-assisted “Weather the Storm.”

He closed out his “SNL” debut with “Higher,” dedicating it to the late Crenshaw legend. As a profile of Nipsey’s face lit up the iconic 30 Rock stage, John Legend emerged on piano to deliver the rousing chorus.

“Long live Nipsey Hussle!” said Khaled while seven of his collaborators stood alongside him during the touching finale.