Lil Baby Announces He Has A Mixtape & An Album On The Way

For a while, Lil Baby teased that his sophomore album, titled My Turn, would be arriving before the end 2019. In an interview with Hip-Hop-N-More in October, he said: “I’m working on an album coming later this year. You’re going to have to wait and see. I had a big year already though. I won my first award for Best New Artist at the BET Awards and hit over 9 billion streams worldwide.”

Despite these notable achievements, the Atlanta rapper explained on Instagram Live that the title symbolizes that his big moment has yet to come. “I called it My Turn ’cause I feel like everybody else had a lil’ turn. It’s my turn now. Everybody dropped their mixtapes, their albums – go number 1, number 2, number 3.” During this live session, he also detailed that the project will consist approximately fifteen songs and include features from Young Thug, DaBaby, Gunna and Moneybagg Yo. While he didn’t mentioned Future‘s name, the collaboration they released in June, “Out The Mud”, is said to be My Turn‘s first single.  

“Woah”, which dropped last month, apparently serves as its second single. Lil Baby made a Triller account under @myturn2020 when he shared the song, informally announcing that the album had gotten pushed back to next year. While this change plans may be slightly disappointing, he’s making it up to his fans by providing them with both an album AND a mixtape, likely in the not-too-distant future. Lil Baby took to Twitter today to spread this news, announcing My Turn as the ficial title the album and Lamborghini Boys as the ficial title the tape. 

Kevin Feige Says Next "Endgame" Level Team Up Is "Well Under Way"

Kevin Feige has no plans to stop. The MCU is the biggest powerhouse at the movies aside from Disney’s live-action remakes. Although Avengers: Endgame just finished up the decade long Infinity Saga, Marvel is just getting started. There are so many more villains in Marvel comics, and the X-Men and Fantastic Four have not even been revealed yet. Phase 4 will start to build what will be the next Endgame level showdown, and things are already in motion.

According to CinemaBlend, Kevin Feige revealed that the narratives for the next interconnected storyline are already playing out. “Yeah, I mean, the MCU is all interconnected, but we really focus on one movie at a time,” stated Feige at Brazil Comic-Con last weekend. “We’re going to make the best Black Widow movie we can possibly make, the best Eternals movie we can make, the best Shang-Chi, Doctor Strange, Thor, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, right? And keep evolving their stories. And then, yes, it’s always fun to see them come together in a master plan. Which is, I promise you, well underway.” He also hinted at the forthcoming meeting the Avengers and the Eternals. “The Eternals know about the existence the Avengers, the Avengers don’t know much about the Eternals. Yet,” Feige teased. 

 

Busta Rhymes Tells DaBaby Other Rappers Are Scared Of Him

DaBaby has been given enough reason this year to believe he’s one the best rappers out there. While he ten boasts that he is in his songs, he tends to be humble whenever discussing his immense success in other contexts. Exuding extreme confidence on your tracks is just part the game. Otherwise, the numbers are supposed to speak for you. Based on his latest album, KIRK, going #1 and his streaming stats, it’s clear that DaBaby is winning. However, Busta Rhymes insisted on pointing out to DaBaby just how ferocious his run is right now. 

Bussa Bus caught one the Charlotte rapper’s recent shows and went to go meet him backstage afterwards. Their interaction was recorded and it shows Buss gassing up DaBaby for instilling fear in other rappers competing with him. “Let me tell you something. N****s is scared you,” he said. After DaBaby doubted the truth this claim, Busta continued. “Nah, nah, nah. I be in n****s studio sessions. I hear how n****s talk… You know what I love to see? When a n**** bust his ass on that stage with that stage production value and that energy – n****s don’t wanna come behind you.”

Considering that DaBaby ten draws comparisons to Busta Rhymes for being a high-energy, charismatic performer, this passing the torch is a cool moment to witness. For pro how great a show DaBaby puts on, check out his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live.

"SNL" Parodies Hallmark Christmas Movies After Controversy

Scarlett Johansson hosted a holiday-themed episode  Saturday Night Live last night that included a follow-up to a 2017 bit parodying Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies. 

Johansson is a guest on a Christmas-themed dating show titled A Winter Boyfriend for Holiday Christmas where she must choose to marry a vaguely British prince, a Christmas ghost, or Santa Clause. A black character comes in at one-point as well with no depth or back story, criticizing the lack diversity in Hallmark movies. 

The updated bit came at just the right time, considering that Hallmark came under fire yesterday for removing a Zola wedding-planning commercial that featured two brides kissing.

The decision was explained in a statement to The New York Times, which reads, “The decision not to air overt public displays affection in our sponsored advertisement, regardless the participants, is in line with our current policy, which includes not featuring political advertisements, fensive language, R-rated movie content and many other categories.”

Zola decided to pull all it’s remaining commercials in response. The company’s chief marketing ficer Mike Chi said, “Hallmark approved a commercial where a heteroual couple kissed. All kisses, couples and marriages are equal celebrations love and we will no longer be advertising on Hallmark.” 

Read more about that story here.

The SNL sketch ends with Aidy Bryant saying, “Remember to stay straight out there.”

Chance the Rapper Cancels Upcoming North American Tour

Bad news for all the Chance the Rapper fans out there: Chance has ficially canceled the Big Tour. 

Chance explained the decision in a new Instagram post, citing family time and scheduling. He wrote, “Hey guys I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour. I know it sucks and its been a lot back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best. I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date. I’m deeply sorry to anyone with a ticket who has supported me this past decade by coming to a show and rocking out with me and I feel even worse for anyone who was planning on making this their first Chance concert. Thank you all for an amazing year, and a huge thanks to my team and family for being so strong through this whole year. I promise to come back much stronger and better in 2020 and hope to see some you guys there. I truly love you and God bless.”

The tour was originally scheduled to kick f on February 8th in New York City and give Chance the opportunity to perform 34 shows across North America, promoting his newest album, The Big Day.

No further details have been given at this time.

Report: Odell Beckham Jr. Has No Plans To Request A Trade

CBS Sports is reporting that Odell Beckham Jr. has no plans to request a trade from the Browns, according to “sources with knowledge the situation.”

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The Browns have been struggling throughout the season and Baker Mayfield has had trouble building a connection with Beckham. CBS Sports is also reporting that some the core veterans on the team are hoping to see changes to the team’s staff and scheme next season.

Rumors began to pick up steam last week when Beckham said, “No one knows what the future holds tomorrow. I couldn’t tell you. My locker is right next to one the people that mean the most to me in the world. I think about coming to work and seeing him every single day and how special this could be, so I couldn’t sit here and tell you whether I’m going to be here, want to be here, don’t want to be here. This is exactly where I’m at right now, and I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else.”

Beckham later explained on Twitter saying, “Ok😑😑😑… I NEVER said I was not happy in Cleveland, just like everyone else I’m hopeful for better results. Period. Next story plzz 😭.”

The Browns’ next game is Sunday at 4:05 pm against the Cardinals.

Ja Rules Laughs Off Fyre Festival On New Single "For Your Real Entertainment"

Ja Rule has found more humor in the Fyre Festival situation on his new single “For Your Real Entertainment.”

Rule sampled the Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh classic “The Show” on the biting track, explaining his side of the story. He notably showed little remorse for the festivalgoers.

“The fest — the festival is on fire/We don’t need no water, make that motherfucker hotter/Hotter than the sun, but it wasn’t that/Show of hands if you got your money back/Just playing, I got sued for that/100 mil to be exact,” he raps.

Rule even took a swipe at the event producer Andy King’s infamous admission from the Netflix documentary FYRE.

“Andy King, you’re on, what the fuck is going?/You about to give this man fellatio for some An/Come on, that’s way beyond the job description/That’s an addiction to sucking dick isn’t it, admit it,” Ja raps.

He also pleaded his innocence in the whole scandal while making a slave reference at the end.

“In the people’s court, baby, they’ll hang ya like their ancestors/Full sabotage, it ain’t fraud,” he raps.

The track premiered a few weeks after the veteran rapper was cleared of all charges in a $100 million lawsuit filed by festivalgoers.

Stream Ja’s “For Your Real Entertainment” above.

JAY-Z & Kanye West Reconcile At Diddy’s 50th Birthday Party

Los Angeles, CA – Diddy celebrated his 50th birthday with a star-studded party in Los Angeles on Saturday night (December 14). Among the many guests were Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Big Boi, Post Malone and Tyga.

At some point during the evening, it appeared Hov and ‘Ye finally reconciled after years of not speaking — at least not publicly. While taking photos with the birthday boy, they stood near each other and eventually began talking. They also shared a handshake. 

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In a video clip captured by one of the party goers, the two Hip Hop giants are smiling and laughing as they go about their evening.

Kanye and Jay were close friends at one point and collaborated on multiple projects, including 2011’s Watch The Throne. But in November 2016, Ye went on a lengthy rant during a Saint Pablo Tour stop in Sacramento and essentially accused the Hip Hop billionaire and his wife Beyoncé of being a bad friends.

As a result, Jay referenced Kanye on the 4:44 tracks “Kill Jay Z,” “Caught Their Eyes” and “Bam.”

“I know people backstab you, I felt that too,” he spit on “Kill Jay Z.” “But this fuck everybody attitude ain’t natural/ ut you ain’t the same, this ain’t Kumba Ye/But you got hurt because you did cool by Ye/You give him $20 million without blinking/He gave you 20 minutes onstage, fuck what was he thinking?/Fuck wrong with everybody?’ is what you saying/ But if everyone is crazy, you’re the one that’s insane.”

During a 2017 interview with Rap Radar, Jay explained what led to their fallout.

“It’s not even about Kanye,” he said. “It really isn’t. His name is there, but it’s just the truth of what happened, but I’m sayin’ the whole point is you got hurt because this guy was talking about you on a stage, but what really hurt me is you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it.

“We’ve gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it. Now that’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. He know it’s a problem ’cause me and him would have been talked about it. We would have been resolved our issues, but he know he crossed the line.”

Although there were allegedly attempts at making peace, this is the first time they’ve been seen together publicly in years.

Check out some of the photos from Diddy’s party below.

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Nick Cannon Puts Eminem Diss "The Invitation" On Repeat 20X For ‘Wild ‘N Out’ Audience

Los Angeles, CA – Nick Cannon claimed Eminem’s diss on the Fat Joe single “Lord Above” wasn’t worth a response.

But he clearly changed his mind last week when he dropped back-to-back diss tracks aimed at Slim Shady — “The Invitation” featuring an intro from Suge Knight and “Pray For Him” with The Black Squad. 

Although Em has yet to respond to the latest, Cannon evidently isn’t letting go. Shortly after self-proclaiming victory in the (primarily one-sided) battle, the Wild ‘N Out host decided to play “The Invitation” 20 times in a row for the show’s audience.

TMZ reports sources on set said Cannon seized the DJ booth where he played the song repeatedly. He allegedly played the track on repeat for his VIP guests, staff and cast members and later blasted it over the speakers for the main stage audience.

Sources say Cannon is “confident” Em will eventually accept his invitation to appear on Wild ‘N Out where the two can have a proper battle.

On Monday (December 9), Em responded Twitter to a line on “The Invitation” that goes, “I heard your chauffeur got a video of you suckin’ cock.”

He ultimately demanded an apology from “Nicholas” — albeit it with his sense of humor intact.

Lil Uzi Vert Brings "Futsal Shuffle 2020" To The Stage For First Time At Rolling Loud LA

Last Wednesday, Lil Uzi Vert asked his Twitter followers what day Rolling Loud Los Angeles was, so he could make sure to drop his new song, “Futsal Shuffle 2020” in time (as if he didn’t know the festival was merely two days away). On Friday, Uzi delivered on his promise and dropped the song which we’ve been hearing the same snippet for weeks now

Not only did we get a song, but a challenge – a dance challenge, to be precise. “Futsal Shuffle” calls on us to step as furiously and swiftly as we possibly could to its entrancing synths. Uzi first previewed the track – which serves as the lead single f his forthcoming album, Eternal Atake – with an instructional dance video. The Philly rapper took the rapid footwork displayed in that video to the Rolling Loud stage on Saturday night. The crowd cheers him on as he does the dance that’s sweeping the nation. His stomps are accentuated by bursts fire and anime visuals play behind him before the beat reaches its momentous drop. Rolling Loud also shared a clip him giving a lit performance the fan-favourite, “Do What I Want”. 

Since we love Uzi dancing so much, we compiled a complete history all the times he shared his skills with us and brought us joy

Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct” Coming Soon: On-Foot Photos Reveal Exotic Details

Jordan Brand has one more Air Jordan 3 on the way in 2019, and it’s the wildest colorway the year.

The “Animal Instinct” Air Jordan 3s may not be your cup tea, but if you’re feeling the exotic colorway you can try to cop a pair next Thursday, December 19th. The kicks will carry a $225 price tag, and it certainly appears as though only a select few retailers will have them in stock.

As you might expect from a sneaker bearing the “Animal Instinct” nickname, the upcoming Air Jordan 3 SE features a furry, black-based colorway, highlighted by a range animal prints including a leopard-printed toe cap and ankle collar, zebra-striped heel counter and tiger-inspired detailing around the eyelets. Additional details include a gum outsole and a matching heel tab, along with a red Jumpman on the tongue and “Instinct” text on the inside the tongue.

Rumors suggest that there’s another animal-printed Air Jordan 3 in the works as part a larger “Animal Pack,” but Jordan Brand has not yet confirmed any additional releases. Check out the on-foot photos below, courtesy Titolo.

Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct” Coming Soon: On-Foot Photos Reveal Exotic Details

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Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct” Coming Soon: On-Foot Photos Reveal Exotic Details

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Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct” Coming Soon: On-Foot Photos Reveal Exotic Details

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Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct” Coming Soon: On-Foot Photos Reveal Exotic Details

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Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct” Coming Soon: On-Foot Photos Reveal Exotic Details

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Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct” Coming Soon: On-Foot Photos Reveal Exotic Details

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"Jumanji: The Next Level" Tops The Box Office Rankings

It was a battle at the box fice this weekend with Jumanji: The Next Level beating out reigning champ Frozen 2 for the top spot in the earnings rankings, according to Variety.

The film debuted with $60.1 million domestically, conquering Frozen 2‘s $19.2 million in its fourth weekend release. 

$60.1 million is a happy figure for Sony, as it’s a vast improvement over the last Jumanji film, 2017’s Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle, which brought in $36 million. 

Critically, the film is being received fairly well with a 66% rating on Rotten Tomatoes; however, audiences seem to be enjoying it more. For an audience score, the film is sitting at 87%. 

Jumanji: The Next Level stars Dwayne Johnson, Nick Jonas, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black as the same group friends who must return to the fantastical world Jumanji.

Other films are not fairing as well. Clint Eastwood’s newest film, Richard Jewell, about an Atlanta, security guard who stops a terrorist attack during the 1996 Summer Olympics, only brought in $5 million. With a budget $45 million, they were certainly hoping for a higher figure. Reviews here are slightly higher than Jumanji: The Next Level, but not by much. It has a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out more the films that released this weekend here.

Juice WRLD Becomes Most-Streamed Artist In America Following His Death

Juice WRLD’s passing shook the hip-hop community to its core. It was reported that Juice WRLD overdosed after swallowing multiple pills in order to hide them from the police. This has caused many rappers to give up taking pain killers, something that is long overdue in a culture that went from celebrating drug dealers in the 90s to praising drug takers in the last decade. According to Rolling StoneJuice WRLD has become the most streamed artist in America following his passing. 

Juice’s on-demand audio streams inflated 487 percent on Sunday to over 38.2 million in America, nearly 24 million more than any other artist. Songs by Juice WRLD accounted for four the top ren songs across streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.“Lucid Dreams” was the most-streamed song the day, with approximately 4.4 million audio streams, according to data from BuzzAngle Music. “Legends,” which features the self-prophesizing lyrics “What’s the 27 Club? / We ain’t making it past 21,” was fourth with 3.1 million streams. “Robbery” and “All Girls Are the Same” followed at seventh and ninth, respectively. Juice also had the top two albums on the day his passing when combining both digital and physical album sales. His 2018 debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, took the top spot with roughly 13,000 units, and 2019’s Death Race For Love followed with nearly 10,300 units.

Gucci Mane Channels East Atlanta Santa While Strolling Through NYC Streets

In 2014, we were introduced to Gucci Mane‘s Christmastime alter-ego, East Atlanta Santa, when he dropped a mixtape titled after it. In 2016, the festive figure resurfaced for The Return East Atlanta Santa. Throughout these holiday seasons, East Atlanta Santa’s existence manifested solely in Gucci’s music. But now, everyone’s favourite trap character has been brought to life. 

Guwop channeled East Atlanta Santa while strolling through the streets New York City this weekend. He wore a Santa hat and a white fur coat with a red shirt underneath. Of course, El Gato, The Human Glacier, also brought the “Brrrr” by rocking an icy chain around his neck. In a video he posted on Instagram, people shout his name and honk their car horns as he swaggers down the sidewalk. Others dressed in Christmas-themed attire are taken aback by how effortlessly Gucci stole their thunder. Children’s jaws dropped the ground as they discovered that East Atlanta Santa is actually real! Gucci’s been all about the positive vibes the past few years (aside from that whole DJ Envy debacle in October), but he really outdid himself by spreading holiday cheer like this. 

East Atlanta Santa remembered to treat himself with a Christmas present too: a diamond-encrusted Richard Mille watch. 

Taylor Swift To Headline Glastonbury 2020

Sunday afternoon, Taylor Swift announced through her Instagram that she will be headlining Glastonbury 2020. 

Alongside a selfie with a flyer for the event, Swift writes, “I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary – See you there! 💋.”

It’s one a select number shows Swift has scheduled for the upcoming year. Currently, she has only four other US shows planned, two in Massachusetts and two in Los Angeles.

Earlier this week, according to Stereogum, Swift accepted the Billboard Woman the Decade award and called out Scooter Braun during her speech. “After I was denied the chance to purchase my music outright, my entire catalog was sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings in a deal that I’m told was funded by the Soros family, 23 Capital, and the Carlyle Group,” she said.

She continued, “the definition the toxic male privilege in this industry is people saying ‘but he’s always been nice to me’ when I’m raising valid concerns about artists and their right to own their music” in reference to Braun. “And course he’s nice to you,” she said. “If you’re in this room, you have something he needs.”

Glastonbury 2020 is scheduled for June 24th through June 28th, 2020.