Atlantic Records Makes 6-Figure Donation To Nipsey Hussle Foundation

Los Angeles, CA – Atlantic Records gave a generous gift to the Neighborhood Nip Foundation reportedly in the sum of over six figures. The exact amount of the donation was not disclosed though payment was confirmed through Nipsey Hussle’s business partner and friend, Karen Civil to HipHopDX.

The announcement comes on the eve of his Puma signature shoe release scheduled in September — a deal he had in place before his untimely demise.

The Hip Hop Icon began a partnership with Atlantic Records in 2017 along with his All Money In label when he signed a multi-album deal.

“Nipsey is not only an extraordinary MC, but a true visionary and innovative entrepreneur,” Atlantic CEO Craig Kallman and COO Julie Greenwald said in a joint statement after his signing in 2017.

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They continued, “Over the past seven years, he has built an incredible brand that reflects his independent, non-traditional approach to what it means to be a creative artist in the modern music marketplace. We are thrilled and honored that he has chosen Atlantic as his label home.”

Since the Los Angeles prodigy was murdered in front of his Marathon Clothing Store in March, many fans have paid homage through supporting his clothing business.

The enterprise has amassed over $10 million from then. The physical location is temporarily closed while a Nipsey Hussle Tower is being constructed.

DJ Muggs & Meyhem Lauren Drop Video For "Balance"

DJ Muggs has spent years as a mainstay within underground Hip Hop through his two years old Soul Assassins series of albums alongside his work with pioneering West Coast group Cypress Hill.

Most recently DJ Muggs dropped his Soul Assassins: DIA DEL ASESINATO project featuring guest appearances from Freddie Gibbs, MF Doom, Raekwon, Kool G Rap and more.

For the single and video for “Balance,” DJ Muggs recruits Action Bronson associate Meyhem Lauren. The two already collaborated on this year’s Member’s Only project. Fans in LA can also catch Mayhem September 11 at Cafe Fais Do-Do with ETO.

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Fresh off “Put A Date On It” going platinum, Yo Gotti returns with another high caliber single featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The Ben Billions and Julian Beatz-produced “Pose” further proves Gotti isn’t playing around this year, and could be the closest we get to hearing Uzi’s Eternal Atake for a while.

The song will appear on Yo Gotti’s upcoming album, which will be his first full-length effort since 2017’s I Still Am.

Stay tuned for an official title and release date from the King of Memphis.

Check out the HipHopDX Singles section for more new music posted daily.

Chris Brown’s Daughter Adorably Sings Along To Drake Collab "No Guidance"

Chris Brown is currently on tour to promote his new album but he’s not missing out on seeing his beautiful daughter grow up in front his very eyes. Although he will surely have less time to spend with family as he travels across the country, we’re sure he’ll be fitting in some quality time with his baby when he can. For now, he’s stuck watching videos her on his family’s proper social pages, including this one RoRo singing his most recent hit single.

Chris Brown's Daughter Adorably Sings Along To Drake Collab "No Guidance"
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After Drake and Chris Brown squashed their longstanding beef this year, the two talented artists decided to hop in the studio and create a smash song that would go on to perform numbers on the charts. Anything Drake releases is bound to do well but when you mesh Breezy and Drizzy on the same cut, they’re guaranteed to do some damage. “No Guidance” is one the inarguable songs the summer and Royalty Brown is definitely feeling it. 

She went for a swim with her grandmother when the camera came out, capturing Royalty in her element. Breezy’s mom prompted her to get a move on with her vocals as the song played in the background and she came through, belting out Drake’s verse in her adorable way. If Chris’ daughter isn’t the cutest kid on the planet, then we don’t know what’s good. Watch the video, reposted by a fan page, below.

Two Men Who Burglarized Usher’s Home Booked With 50 Felony Charges

Usher, as well as a handful other celebrities such as Adam Lambert, Real Housewives Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley and former NFL linebacker Shaun Philips, all fell victim to a burglary heist put on by a realtor. According to Variety, Jason Emil Yaselli has been accused encouraging his accomplice Benjamin Ackerman to attend homes open to the public for viewings to then steal valuables.

Two Men Who Burglarized Usher's Home Booked With 50 Felony Charges
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The publication details how Benjamin stole from a total fourteen homes from December 2016 to August 2018. The merchandise he stole was sold and the money was then used to pay f his credit card. Jason was arrested on Wednesday and is being held on a $1.7 million bail while Benjamin was re-arrested last week and after pleading guilty he’s being held on a $1.2 million bail.

Both suspects have been charged with “32 counts money laundering, 12 counts residential burglary, two counts burglary with a person present, two counts identity theft, one count conspiracy to commit burglary and one count conspiracy to commit money laundering.” Benjamin and Jason are accused stealing more than $500,000. TMZ reports that the criminals are facing 31 years behind bars each. 

A$AP Rocky Quietly Checks Out 60s Psychedelic Rock Band In NYC

A$AP Rocky is getting back into the flow things after he was convicted assault in Sweden earlier this month. The rapper was at the center international attention after he was arrested for a fight he got into. Presidential forces came into play and things got a bit messy on an international relations tip. Since his release, he’s played a few shows and made a few appearances here and there but for the most part, he’s been remaining lowkey and enjoying his general freedom in America.

Last night, the rapper and his manager had a pretty low-key evening as they headed to Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village to peep The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. A source close to PageSix revealed he was coasted in the club around 7 p.m. to check out the venue itself before making his return a few hours later where he was kickin’ it in the VIP. The rapper’s outing was mainly to show love to the band as he kept a low prile during the night.

“He was nice to everyone but he was really there as a fan to see a legendary artist perform and not to take attention away from that,” a source said. “They loved the show and A$AP bought some vinyl at the merch table before leaving.”

Clearly, Rocky is still dodging the president’s calls. 

YNW Melly Extends Co-Sign To Lil Tjay From Jail: “Free Da Real”

Before getting locked up on double murder charges, YNW Melly was considered one the fastest rising rappers from the state Florida. With the number superstars the Sunshine State has churned out in the last few years, people were excited to see what would become the teenager. Early in his career, he kept getting into rough situations with the police, earning an arrest at the beginning the year for marijuana possession. After he got out jail, he released his album We All Shine and almost directly following, he turned himself in for double murder. We’re waiting to find out what Melly’s sentence will be but right now, he’s facing the death penalty. When/if he ever gets out, he’s already got his eyes on a few possible collaborations, including one with New York’s Lil Tjay.

18-year-old Bronx native Tjay has been rising quickly in the ranks the East Coast’s favorite new rappers and it’s partly due to his stellar inclusion on Polo G’s “Pop Out.” His new music video caused a little bit confusion when some fans believed he was arrested. The star could be seen fighting with cops before being thrown into the back a cop car. Thankfully, it turns out that it was all for his “F.N” video and even from behind bars, YNW Melly is into the track.

The Florida artist took to his social media pages to extend a co-sign to Lil Tjay, reposting his video and fering a brief message. “Free Da Real,” wrote Melly, which Tjay later echoed in the comments.

Do you wanna hear a song from YNW Melly and Lil Tjay?

Will Smith Is Still Jada Smith’s Favourite Form Of Transportation

Jada Pinkett Smith has previously explained why she’s the happiest she’s even been in her whole entire life and it all has to do with her inner peace. “I really thought happiness had a lot to do with pleasure, and I realized that happiness is about peace,” she explained. “I am the most peaceful I’ve ever been in my life, so I am the happiest.” 

Will Smith Is Still Jada Smith's Favourite Form Of Transportation
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Aside from her inner thoughts and feels, Jada can thank her loving family for bringing her joy, sometimes in the form little things such as her husband Will Smith giving her a piggyback when her feet hurt. The “Set It Off” actress shared an image to Instagram that sees Will carry her outside an airport. “When your feet hurt…” she captioned he image. 

While Jada and Will are clear couple goals, the 47-year-old previously opened up on how his appearance on her Red Table Talk series is to show that marriages aren’t perfect. “What was really important about Will and I doing that show together — two things — first all was to get rid the idea that people in the public eye have perfect relationships. We were kind sick living up to that,” she explained. 

“Will being the successful guy that he is and being willing to share what his pitfalls were in the relationship and in his family, you can’t imagine how many other successful men called and said, ‘Wow, my wife has been saying the same thing for years. Because you said it, it opened my eyes and because you said it, now I’m willing to listen,'” she added.


Hasbro Acquires eOne Entertainment — Including eOne Music — In a $4 Billion Deal

Toy manufacturer Hasbro has been aggressively expanding into the entertainment business.

As part of this push, the company announced that it had purchased eOne for $4 billion.  eOne is the company behind the popular children’s animated show Peppa Pig as well as many other properties, such as Ricky Zoom and PJ Masks.

These properties will join Hasbro’s other valuable properties. This includes:

  • My Little Pony
  • Transformers
  • Play-Doh
  • Monopoly
  • Power Rangers
Those in the music business are also familiar with eOne Music, which didn’t get much attention in the announcement. In its latest full-year financial disclosures, eOne Music delivered nearly $79 million in annual revenues, roughly 7% of the total eOne gross.  eOne also recently acquired the UK-based Audio Network to expand its global royalty accounting and publishing capabilities.

Brian Goldner, who is the CEO of Hasbro, said that his company intends to harness eOne’s ability to create immersive entertainment toward its own popular brands, which he feels can appeal to a wide range of international audiences, including families and gamers.

The deal is not quite final, as regulators must still approve it.  Analysts expect the transaction to be finalized sometime before the end of the year. As part of the deal, Hasbro indicated that eOne’s top executives would be joining Hasbro. Though, as of now, they have yet to name any of these executives nor have they described what their roles at Hasbro would entail.

However, one thing is certain: investors love the news. Shares of eOne, which are traded on the the London Stock Exchange, rose in excess of 35% upon the announcement of the purchase. This has led the market value of eOne to exceed what Hasbro agreed to pay for it. Though some believe that this might spur a rival bid for eOne, which could scuttle the deal.

The closing of toy store giant Toys ‘R’ Us last year forced Hasbro to diversify its operations into the entertainment business. As part of this, in June of this year the company announced that it had entered into a partnership with Netflix, which is developing an animated series that is based on a trading card game that Hasbro makes called “Magic: The Gathering.”

Doja Cat Speaks On Cardi B "Press" Controversy, Jermaine Dupri & Hentai

When Cardi B first previewed her hit single “Press” last year, her fans couldn’t wait to hear the full version. Now that the song has been out for a few months, it’s become a favorite for the BardiGang who just keeps on running up the superstar’s streams. Doja Cat earned some backlash when she hopped onto a live-stream and started singing along to the song, imitating Cardi’s high-energy flow. During the video, Doja praises the singer but when the clip was shared online, it was edited to include only the parts where she’s seemingly making fun her. She was recently on Big Boy’s radio show to clear up the controversy, telling her fans that she has since spoken to Cardi and they’re fine.

Doja Cat Speaks On Cardi B "Press" Controversy, Jermaine Dupri & Hentai

Touching on what happened that day, Doja says that she had just downed an energy drink and was feeling hyper. When she got into the car, she decided to sing along to “Press” after it came on the radio and that’s when people started pitting her against Bardi, even sending death threats to the artist. She says that, when she finally got a chance to meet up with Cardi, the two discussed what happened.

“I spoke to Cardi and she was really sweet and understanding,” said Doja. “She’s a smart woman and she probably makes fun her friends and other celebrities when she’s either hopped up on caffeine or lit.”

The singer then goes on to critique how hip-hop ten pits women against each other, which is unfortunately accurate, before discussing Jermaine Dupri‘s comments about the state female rap. Watch the full interview below, where she even speaks on hentai near the end.

Amber Rose’s DMX Challenge Has An Appearance By Caillou & DMX Approves

DMX has revived his 2000 Sisqo-assisted single, “What These B*tches Want” since the track is now the beat for the latest online challenge. Considering how the song lists f a number women DMX has been with, fans have taken it upon themselves to switch up their hairstyles for every name, proving that they’re that b*tch no matter what. 

“There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia / Dawn, LeShaun, Ines, and Alicia / Teresa, Monica, Sharron, Nicki / Lisa,” DMX raps, listing endless more names.

Amber Rose's DMX Challenge Has An Appearance By Caillou & DMX Approves
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We’ve already rounded up a list women who shared their own renditions the challenge and now the latest to add to the mix is none other than Amber Rose. The model and soon to be mother–two shared her video to Instagram and it hilariously shows a reference to Caillou since Amber has previously been made fun for resembling the cartoon toddler – so people think.

DMX was clearly a fan the video that doesn’t really see many different hairstyles from Amber considering she’s bald. The “Party Up” rapper commented: “🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”

In other Amber news, she clearly has a sense humour since she previously entertained jokes being compared to Butt-Head. 

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Next up for Kanye West‘s ever-growing Adidas Yeezy line is the “Bone White” Yeezy 500, set to release this Saturday, August 24. Men’s sizes will retail for $200, while kid’s and infant sizes check in at $130 and $100, respectively. 

The “Bone White” Yeezy 500 features the familiar mesh, leather and suede construction, equipped with reflective detailing and a cream outsole beneath the chunky midsole. 

Click here to check out the full list retailers that’ll have the kicks in stock.

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

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In addition to the “Bone White” colorway, Adidas reportedly has plans to release a “Stone” Yeezy 500 as well as a “St Vision” colorway this Fall. Rumors suggest that the first Yeezy Basketball sneaker and newly unveiled Yeezy 500 High could also make their debut in 2019, but Adidas has not yet announced ficial details.

Continue scrolling for some additional shots this weekend’s Yeezy release.

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

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Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Adidas Yeezy 500 Bone White/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Adidas Yeezy 500 Bone White/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Adidas Yeezy 500 Bone White/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

Adidas Yeezy 500 Bone White/Adidas

Adidas Yeezy 500 “Bone White” Debuts This Weekend: Release Locations

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Lamar Odom & Girlfriend Sabrina Parr To Be Engaged Soon

Lamar Odom is in a new relationship with fitness guru Sabrina Parr and it all began after the former basketball player released his memoir and told his truth.  “This relationship for me is different for me because he is not intimidated me at all. I know how I come across and I’m okay with it,” Sabrina said when explaining why they work. “He embraced it, he said to me he needs someone aggressive because he’s so laid back and passive.”

Lamar Odom & Girlfriend Sabrina Parr To Be Engaged Soon
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Sabrina further explained how Lamar was never in a position to be someone’s husband before since he was “sick” and “needed to heal to grieve.” It looks as though both Sabrina and Lamar are now on a whole new level together since Page Six reports how they plan to be engaged within the year. The Post’s Georgett Roberts reportedly ran into Lamar and Sabrina at a hair shop in Jamaica, Queens and they happily chatted about their engagement plans that are going to happen before the end the year.

Apparently, when Lamar found out that Georgett was with The Post and not TMZ, he responded with: “Well, you better get away from me.”

Travis Scott’s Netflix Documentary "Look Mom I Can Fly" Trailer Is Here

Travis Scott may have only become a household name in 2018 but his journey to the top was a lengthy one. He came up under the wing hip-hop greatness, T.I. and Kanye West, only to use that as leverage to establish his own name. In the past few years, he became a superstar in his own right. Although he’s maintained a relatively low prile in the public eye, the rapper will finally be giving deeper insight into his world in his upcoming Netflix documentary.

If you were one the lucky few in Houston yesterday, you were able to get a VHS copy  Look Mom I Can Fly — the upcoming Netflix documentary on Travis Scott. The rapper revealed it was on the way yesterday with a pop-up shop. Now, Netflix has blessed fans with the extended trailer which opens up with Travis Scott looking at old footage himself performing in front a very small group people, reflecting how far he’s come in the game. The documentary trailer also includes footage Travis Scott with his daughter and his girl, Kylie Jenner. 

Look Mom I Can Fly is set to arrive on Aug. 28th, a few weeks after the one year anniversary  Astroworld.  The album mainly focuses on the rapper’s life ahead the release his biggest project to date.

Peep the trailer below. 

Kings Announce Results Of Luke Walton Sexual Assault Investigation

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have announced the conclusion their investigation into sexual assault allegations made by Kelli Tennant against head coach Luke Walton.

According to the Kings press release, Tennant did not to participate in the investigation. As a result her unwillingness to cooperate, and the available evidence, the investigators determined that there was not a sufficient basis to support the allegations made against Walton.

“During the investigation, more than twenty individuals were interviewed, including Coach Walton, and numerous documents and other relevant materials were reviewed. The investigators made repeated attempts to interview Ms. Tennant, but, through her counsel, she declined the opportunity to participate. The investigation is considered closed unless new evidence becomes available.”

Tennant, a former Spectrum SportsNet LA host, filed a lawsuit against Walton for assault, battery, sexual assault and sexual battery, alleging that he forced himself onto her in his hotel room back in 2014. Tennant had told the media, “I thought he was going to rape me.”

The Kings reportedly had no knowledge the allegations before hiring Walton as their next head coach – but they promptly launched their own investigation alongside the NBA after the story surfaced.