Migos Want Their Names Dropped From Lawsuit Involving Fight With Sean Kingston: Report

Back in 2017, Migos got themselves tangled in a legal dispute involving Sean Kingston. It was reported that the rap trio got into a physical altercation with the singer, along with two other men, in Las Vegas. A limo driver by the name Michael Gradney who was at the scene later sued Kingston and Migos, claiming that he suffered injuries after finding himself in the middle the brawl.

According to Gradney, in February 2017 he was hired to drive the rappers to the Sands Expo and Convention Center. However, he says he was caught up in the fight that happened right beside his limo. He claims that he was knocked to the ground and “severely injured.” He also says he thinks a gun was fired in the altercation which resulted in other witnesses ducking to the ground for safety. Then, as stated by Gradney, Migos told him to go back into the car and drive them away. Throughout the whole altercation, he said that he “feared for his life.”

Migos Want Their Names Dropped From Lawsuit Involving Fight With Sean Kingston: Report
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Gradney is suing for unspecified damages from all the artists, claiming he suffered permanent physical and psychological injuries, yet, Migos is asking a judge to remove their names from the lawsuit. The Blast reports that the three rappers state that Gradney claims that he was knocked to the ground, but he doesn’t specify who actually pushed him, nor does he say who allegedly fired a gun.

Because Gradney also didn’t point out Quavo, Takef, or Offset specifically or accuse them any wrongdoing, they want a judge to dismiss the lawsuit altogether. A judge has not yet ruled on the Migos request for dismissal.

Offset Clowns Interviewer Asking If He Would Collaborate With 21 Savage

Offset has been selling the hell out his solo debut Father Of four, hopping on many the preferred hip-hop-centric radio reveals throughout the nation. He stopped by The Breakfast Club a number of weeks in the past and now, he is hitting up Power 106 to speak about his new work. Obviously, his historical past with 21 Savage is a sizzling subject since they persistently churn out hits. “Ric Flair Drip” is one Offset’s finest songs, showing on Without Warning, a collaborative album with 21 and Metro Boomin. For some cause although, one the radio hosts talking with him completely scrubbed the mission from his reminiscence, asking if Offset would ever make a collaborative joint with 21 Savage. The artist’s response was cordial at first earlier than he schooled the interviewer on his discography.

Perhaps what the host meant to ask was if Offset would make one other album with 21 Savage. Regardless, the query got here out mistaken and ended up being a reasonably comical second. “You know we already received one, Without Warning,” mentioned Offset in a frank tone. “Me, him and Metro. If you ain’t up on sport, my man. Obviously, my man ain’t up on sport. You know that is the place ‘Ric Flair Drip’ got here from. Yeah, we did that already. Platinum, too. The complete album. Every music on the album, platinum. ‘Ric Flair Drip’ like 4 occasions platinum.”

The Migos rapper actually tried to not snap however he needed to say one thing in the long run. Still dealt with it pressionally although. Watch the second at 11:45.

Timbaland Teases Brief Kanye West "Yandhi" Snippet

Timbaland has been in his bag currently. If you have been to take a short tour by means of the legendary producer’s IG web page, you’d discover no scarcity no bangers on deck. Clearly, Timbo is within the midst a inventive surge, one that can doubtless profit collaborators like Teyana Taylor, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West. Earlier this 12 months, it was reported that Tim had touched down with Kanye for a couple of Yandhi classes, becoming a member of Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Migos for the event. Now, with no concrete proof pointing to a Yandhi launch window, Timbo has taken to the Gram to preview a short snippet their work.

It’s immensely troublesome to discern given the size, but it surely appears like Yeezy is taking to considerably a gradual percussive rhythm, earlier than what appears like a major-chord organ kicks in. Regardless  Ye’s standing in Kanye’s discography, all indicators seem to level to a giant effort from the self-proclaimed “LeBron rhyme.” For as soon as a delay bodes effectively, as evidently Kanye felt compelled to place in that further work, bringing in a couple of the sport’s manufacturing legends for the help.

Despite each males boasting decade-spanning careers, Timbo and Kanye have not linked up that continuously. Tim did contribute “further manufacturing” to some Graduation singles, “Good Life” and “Stronger,” although essentially the most direct collaboration might very effectively be Jay-Z’s Blueprint 2 minimize “The Bounce.” What do you assume this match-up? 

Timbaland Teases Brief Kanye West "Yandhi" Snippet

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Apple Music Is Creating Customized 'Album Artwork' for Thousands of Playlists

Apple reached out to a number of high-profile designers of album artwork, from the creator of the AC/DC emblem to the designer of Migos’ album, Culture.

Rachel Newman, Apple’s international director of editorial, says the brand new art work is supposed to attach instantly with the communities for which it’s supposed.

Playlists on Apple Music have at all times had a uniform presentation throughout genres.  This new visible replace provides these playlists a far zippier visible look.

Some of the playlists sporting the up to date art work embrace Hip Hop Hits, The Riff, and Dale Reggaetón (all footage above).  The unique ‘album artwork’ is slowly being unveiled over the subsequent couple of months.

In phrases of amount, Apple is planning to revamp 1000’s of Apple Music playlists, with solely a whole lot accomplished thus far.  So this can be a fairly critical effort.

Apple Music has turn out to be the within the United States, overtaking Spotify’s subscriber depend.

Custom playlist artwork is an effective way to distinguish from a competitor that’s well-known for its playlist choices. Spotify usually promotes its , spawning dwell occasions and merchandise .

But will flashy ‘album artwork’ give Apple Music a playlist edge?  Maybe, perhaps not, although it definitely gained’t damage.  And presentation issues.

Apple contracted Gerard Huerta to design a number of the new art work you’ll see for playlists. The Riff’s new look is an homage to the traditional AC/DC emblem Huerta designed, however his identify is credited on many extra albums. He did lettering for bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Boston, Foreigner, Alvin Lee, and Ted Nugent.

Huerta says he instantly drew inspiration from his outdated work, which is strictly what Apple needed for these items.

Also contracted to design new art work for the Hip Hop Hits playlist was Stole Stojmenov, who designed the quilt for Migos’ Culture album.

Apple particularly contacted artists and producers throughout the genres for the playlists being redesigned.

Adidas Basketball Unveils New Sneakers For McDonald’s All-American Game

Adidas Basketball has a variety colourful sneakers on deck for the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game, going down on the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Wednesday, March 27.

48 the highest girls and boys highschool basketball gamers within the nation will probably be gifted their alternative sneakers, in addition to particular version eco-friendly jerseys that includes Adidas’ Clima Cool air flow.

Adidas Basketball Unveils New Sneakers For McDonald’s All-American Game

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McDonald’s All-American individuals will get to decide on between the next in-game sneakers: the laceless Adidas N3XT L3V3L, Harden Vol. three, and the Marquee Boost Low or Mid. Additionally there are two JamFest Dame 5s impressed by Mountain Berry Blast and Lemon Lime Powerade flavors.

The N3XT L3V3L, that includes a full primeknit higher outfitted with an all-new LightStrike cushioning, is available in a McDonald’s impressed design, together with a golden arch that sits on the toe.

Atlanta’s personal Migos may even be within the constructing on March 27, they usually’ll take the court docket for a particular halftime efficiency in their very own customized McDonald’s All-American gear.

The Harden Vol. three and Marquee Boosts haven’t but been revealed, however you may take a look at the opposite merchandise under.

Adidas Basketball Unveils New Sneakers For McDonald’s All-American Game

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Adidas Basketball Unveils New Sneakers For McDonald’s All-American Game

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Adidas Basketball Unveils New Sneakers For McDonald’s All-American Game

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Adidas Basketball Unveils New Sneakers For McDonald’s All-American Game

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Pharrell Announces ‘Something within the Water’ Festival

Pharrell Williams is bringing a brand new competition to his hometown.

The Grammy-winning producer-rapper has introduced his latest enterprise, Something within the Water. The three-day music and cultural expertise can be held on the seashore of Virginia Beach, Va. from April 26-28.

Produced by Live Nation, the primary annual fest will function performances by Pharrell and buddies, Travis Scott, Migos, Missy Elliott, J Balvin, Janelle Monáe, SZA, Pusha-T, Jhené Aiko, and Lil Uzi Vert.

The star-studded lineup additionally consists of Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Kaytranada, Ferg, Virgil Abloh, DRAM, Leikeli47, Jaden Smith, and extra.

“Allen Iverson. Missy Elliott. Dave Matthews Band. Ella Fitzgerald. Virginia has been house to among the most gifted artists, athletes, and scientists to ever dwell. And it is smart – the individuals of Virginia are one-of-a-kind: uniquely gritty, daring, and sensible,” stated Pharrell. “For the primary time, we’re harnessing that vitality, bringing the nice minds of our time and the largest manufacturers on the planet to this excellent spot, and letting the inspiration circulation and properly deserved alternatives unfold. Virginia wants this proper now and the world will see what we Virginians have recognized all alongside: there actually is Something within the Water.”

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, March eight, at 12 p.m. native time at SomethingInTheWater.com. See the complete lineup under.

Offset To Tekashi 6ix9ine: "Your Safety Is A Problem Now"

Offset has been arrested roughly 13 completely different instances in his life so he isn’t a stranger to the regulation. There is an unwritten rule within the streets that you simply by no means throw your companions below the bus. Snitching is frowned upon and anyone that occurs to rat someone out for their very own freedom will get clowned sufficiently on-line. Not solely that however they’re additionally placing their very own security and their household’s lives at risk. During a latest dialog with Big Boy on his radio present, Offset spoke about Tekashi 6ix9ine and the scenario he finds himself in. He shared a chunk recommendation that his OG gave him as soon as, fering it to 6ix9ine though it might be a bit late.

Offset To Tekashi 6ix9ine: "Your Safety Is A Problem Now"
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“My OG used to inform me, you get in that water, you higher know how you can swim,” says Offset. “You a grown man on the finish the day. You a grown man. Grown males make grown males choices.” He goes on to notice that Tekashi must be cautious if he ever finds his manner out jail. “You select the streets and also you go left on the streets, your security is an issue now since you selected the streets. Just know what you doing.”

The Migos rapper touches on this situation on his Father Of four album, discussing his previous run-ins with the regulation and detailing the time he spent in jail.

Gunna, Offset, Lil Pump, and Kehlani All Debut In Top 10 Of Billboard 200

As anticipated, it was left to Ariana Grande and the duo Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to battle it out for the highest two slots on the Billboard 200 this week with the latter the matchup reigning victorious for his or her Star Is Born soundtrack with 128,000 album equal models, following a robust displaying eventually week’s Academy Awards. Miss Grande casually slipped into No. 2 for her Thank U, Next outing with 116,000.

But probably the most treasured displaying, not less than we would wish to suppose so in these ends, is the No. three debut Gunna‘s Drip or Drown 2 album. The younger Atlanta celebrity does so with 90,000 album models with 7,000 in pure gross sales. It beats out his Drip Harder set with Lil Baby that peaked at No. four on the identical chart. Interestingly, Gunna is barely the primary 5 complete debuts within the Top 10 this week, probably the most since October final yr, in the identical week Drip Harder really debuted.

Gunna, Offset, Lil Pump, and Kehlani All Debut In Top 10 Of Billboard 200

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Of these debuts, 4 albums are belonging to Hip-Hop and R&B artists, which speaks to extra trigger for celebration. Following up at No.four, we’ll discover Offset’s Father Of four mission, virtually matching his younger up to date with 89,000 models. It turns into Offset’s fourth Top 10 effort, two which he earned as a member Migos when each Culture and Culture II debuted at No. 1. The different honor belongs to his Metro Boomin collab Without Warning, which beforehand debuted and peaked at No. four.

At No. 5 is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack with 61,000 models, whereas Gary Clark Jr. debuts at No. 6 for his This Land album with 54,000 models, making it his third prime 10 outing. Moving on down the listing is Lil Pump at No. 7 for his Harverd Dropout mission which strikes 48,000 models, 25,000 that are pure album gross sales, as a consequence of merchandise/album bundles. His final prime 10 album was along with his self-titled debut which bowed and peaked at No. three in 2017.

A Boogie wit da Hoodie continues his prime 10 run with Hoodie SZN at No. eight after pushing 37,000 whereas Kehlani earsn the ultimate prime 10 debut the week together with her While We Wait capturing 34,000 models. Post Malone continues his personal domination as properly, closing out the highest 10 for beerbongs & bentleys with 33,000 models. 

YNW Melly’s "Murder On My Mind" Darts Up The Top 20 On Billboard Hot 100

YNW Melly’s “Murder On My Mind” observe has skyrocketed from No. 59 to No. 14 inside per week as curiosity over the observe and artist continues to develop. In whole, the observe has earned an extra 35.three million on-demand audio streams within the United States, a rise 132 % in response to Nielsen Music. 

In addition, the observe strikes from No. 41 to No. three on the Streaming Songs chart, making it the seventh-biggest achieve by anybody tune in per week on the chart. According to Billboard, the opposite songs which have topped it are as follows:

50-6, “Stir Fry,” Migos, Feb. 10, 2018
49-5, “Wow.,” Post Malone, Jan. 12, 2019
49-Eight, “Walk It Talk It,” Migos that includes Drake, March 31, 2018
42-1, “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj, Sept. 6, 2014
44-5, “Steal My Girl,” One Direction, Nov. Eight, 2014
49-10, “My Hitta,” YG that includes Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan, Oct. 26, 2013

In addition, “Murder On My Mind” debuts at No. 15 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales charts after promoting the equal 6,000 copies. On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it strikes 21-7 and 19-7 on Hot Rap Songs.

Fan theories and Internet memes have speculated the observe to be a really real-life account Melly capturing and killing his shut pals, YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser, although it was launched a 12 months earlier than the precise crime was dedicated. It’s against the law for which he has been charged with murdering Juvy and Sakchaser, allegedly staging their deaths to seem like a drive-by and reportedly driving round with their useless our bodies for hours.

 

Offset & Gucci Mane Floss Tommy Guns In "Quarter Milli" Video

Offset has returned with “Quarter Milli,” the primary video from his just lately launched Father Of four solo album. Presented by Quality Control, the visible stars the Migos rap star and fellow ATLien Gucci Mane masquerading because the notorious Bando Brothers financial institution robbers.

Boasting three-piece fits, fedoras and an arsenal of Tommy weapons, Gucci and Offset swap verses over the Metro Boomin, Southside and Pyrex-produced observe.

Father Of four was launched final Friday (February 22) and contains options from Offset’s celebrity spouse Cardi B, J. Cole, Gunna, CeeLo Green, 21 Savage, Big Rube, Quavo and, after all, Gucci.

Check out the “Quarter Milli” video above.

Quavo Teases "Black-ish" Guest-Starring Role

Migos rapper Quavo is coming again to the small display screen. In 2016, Quavo confirmed f his chops in his performing debut on FX’s Atlanta and simply final yr he guest-starred on Star. Continuing on in his performing profession, the rapper teased that he might have a brand new upcoming position on the award-winning sitcom comedy, Black-ish.

For these you who aren’t up on the Black-ish recreation, the present follows a suburban black household as they hilariously navigate being the one individuals coloration of their social spheres. The present has lined controversial matters corresponding to police brutality, the inclusion Black History Month, the violent establishment slavery, and interracial relationships.

Quavo shared a photograph himself on the Black-ish set with the caption “B L A C Okay • I S H Coming Soon!!,” however followers must wait a short time longer in the event that they need to get extra particulars than that. There have been loads rappers who’ve was profitable actors together with 50 Cent, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Queen Latifah, Bow Wow, Andre 3000, Will Smith, Mos Def, Tupac, and extra. Do you assume Quavo is on his option to an illustrious performing profession?

Bizzy Bone Drops "Carbon Monoxide" Diss Track To Remind Migos They’re Still Beefing

The Migos versus Bone Thugs-n-Harmony feud was seemingly over late final yr, however apparently Bizzy Bone isn’t fairly able to let it go.

Following Layzie Bone’s lackluster “Let Me Go Migo” effort and his “Annihilation” follow-up, Bizzy returned with “Carbon Monoxide” earlier this month. For practically six minutes, Bizzy goes after “Offsides, Tequila and, most notably, the unknown third member that was left off ‘Bad and Boujee.’”

The observe kicks off with a Star Wars kinds intro, which tells the story of Bone Thugs’ ascent within the Hip Hop world and the quite a few acts who have been “influenced” by their quick flows and cadences. But he blasts Migos for allegedly not realizing who Bone Thugs have been.

Once the tune lastly begins, Bizzy begins by poking enjoyable at himself. Amid the web beef between Layzie and Offset final December, Bizzy headed to Instagram Live the place he brandished a weapon many thought was a “musket” or some type of classic gun.

In the “Carbon Monoxide” video, Bizzy juxtaposes a picture of Elmer Fudd holding his rifle with footage from that exact IG Live session as he spits his bars.

If something, “Carbon Monoxide” proves Bizzy is an effective sport and is aware of tips on how to interact in quaint rap battle.

While Bizzy does title drop 21 Savage within the tune, the just lately incarcerated British-born rapper has larger fish to fry proper now. So far, neither 21 or any members of the Migos have replied.

Listen to “Carbon Monoxide” up prime.

Bizzy Bone Drops "Carbon Dioxide" Diss Track To Remind Migos They’re Still Beefing

The Migos versus Bone Thugs-n-Harmony feud was seemingly over late final yr, however apparently Bizzy Bone isn’t fairly able to let it go.

Following Layzie Bone’s lackluster “Let Me Go Migo” effort and his “Annihilation” follow-up, Bizzy returned with “Carbon Dioxide” earlier this month. For practically six minutes, Bizzy goes after “Offsides, Tequila and, most notably, the unknown third member that was left off ‘Bad and Boujee.’”

The monitor kicks off with a Star Wars types intro, which tells the story of Bone Thugs’ ascent within the Hip Hop world and the quite a few acts who had been “influenced” by their quick flows and cadences. But he blasts Migos for allegedly not figuring out who Bone Thugs had been.

Once the tune lastly begins, Bizzy begins by poking enjoyable at himself. Amid the net beef between Layzie and Offset final December, Bizzy headed to Instagram Live the place he brandished a weapon many thought was a “musket” or some type of classic gun.

In the “Carbon Monoxide” video, Bizzy juxtaposes a picture of Elmer Fudd holding his rifle with footage from that exact IG Live session as he spits his bars.

If something, “Carbon Monoxide” proves Bizzy is an efficient sport and is aware of tips on how to have interaction in a superb quaint rap battle.

While Bizzy does title drop 21 Savage within the tune, the lately incarcerated British-born rapper has larger fish to fry proper now. So far, neither 21 or any members of the Migos have replied.

Listen to “Carbon Monoxide” up high.

Offset Reveals Metro Boomin & Southside Will Handle Production On Solo Album

December was an odd month for album releases. Two Atlanta’s largest stars, 21 Savage and Offset, had plans to launch an album that month however just one them pulled via, even when it was mildly delayed. Offset’s challenge has but to floor. It looks like a lot the delay surrounded his extremely publicized break-up with Cardi B. With the challenge set to drop this Friday, the rapper delivers a bit perception to some the artists who contributed to the challenge.

Offset plans to inform his story on his debut solo album and the rapper recruited two producers who’ve labored with him and the Migos all through their profession. Metro Boomin and Southside will probably be dealing with your entire manufacturing on the challenge. Metro Boomin was really liable for the manufacturing on the lead single, “Red Room” which ficially dropped earlier this month.

Offset and Metro Boomin have a confirmed monitor report creating nothing however hits collectively. “Bad & Boujee” soared to the highest the Billboard Hot 100, turning the monitor from a catchy single to a world anthem. The two additionally labored collectively on Without Warning with 21 Savage which produced the highest 20 single, “Ric Flair Drip.”

Although Offset’s solo challenge confronted a couple of delays, the rapper confirmed on Twitter that it could be dropping on Feb. 22. Keep your eyes peeled for that.

Cardi B Dedicates History-Making Grammy To The Late Mac Miller

Los Angeles, CA – Cardi B walked away from the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night time (February 10) with a trophy within the Best Rap Album class for Invasion Of Privacy. It marked the primary time in Grammy historical past a solo feminine artist has gained in that exact class.

Following her win, the at all times colourful Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar shared an Instagram video of herself celebrating the momentous event. But she didn’t neglect the late Mac Miller, whose Swimming album was additionally nominated for Best Rap Album.

“Thank you a lot!” she begins. “Thank you Bardi gang for at all times supporting me … I learn an article that Mac Miller’s household stated that if he don’t win, they need me to win, so I’m sharing this Grammy with you muthafucka. Rest in peace. Thank you all people. Bronx up!”

Miller handed away final September following a drug overdose. In the wake of his premature dying, his dad and mom Karen Meyer and Mark McCormick have been invited to the ceremony to just accept any posthumous awards on his behalf. Although their son didn’t win, the Pittsburgh-bred musician was included within the tribute reel of these we misplaced in 2018.

Miller was 26 on the time of his dying.