Burna Boy, the Nigerian singer who rose to fame in 2012 following the release his single “Like to Party” and more recently holding down his title with recent features with Jorja Smith, Beyonce, YG, Jeremih and more. So when someone such as Rihanna asks a member her entourage to play one Burna Boy’s biggest tunes “Ye,” and they can’t deliver, naturally, she’s going to have an issue.
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Such is the case in a recent video that sees Riri on Instagram Live trying to get her security guard to play a track by Burna Boy but he seemingly doesn’t know which song Rihanna is referring to. The “Stay” singer gets frustrated when a Fetty Wap song comes on asking if her security guard just went digging in a 2017 playlist.
“When you going to play that Burna Boy? You must to play a Burna Boy … it’s called Ye, Y-E hurry up now, thank God you are security and not a D.J,” she said.
When the tune finally comes on, Rihanna goes f and is nothing but excited. We can only hope Rihanna’s love for Burna Boy means the duo will have a collab on her upcoming tape.
Open Labs has announced Roland Corporation has acquired Stagelight.
The announcement says the app and team will continue under Roland. The development has continued at a rapid pace, and the team is introducing a new product called Roland Zenbeats. Zenbeats features Roland sounds and a newly designed interface.
It also includes on-screen instruments, 3rd party plugin integration, and drag and drop support. Also supported are collaborative jamming Ableton Link, streamlined cloud support, and enhanced exporting options.
Alongside the announcement, Stagelight users have a special offer for those who switch to the new platform. For 90 days, all current Stagelight customers are eligible to receive their equivalent version of Zenbeats at no additional cost.
All Stagelight credits will be honored through December 31st, 2019. Users can spend their remaining credits in Stagelight before transitioning to the new platform. Existing songs, recordings, and audio can be imported into Zenbeats from the Stagelight library. Cloud users just need to change the folder name from Stagelight to Zenbeats.
The company has also provided directions for how to transfer purchased content into Zenbeats. However, there is a note that some content will not transfer. Most of that content appears to be licensed content that may be non-transferable in such an acquisition. The full list of non-transferable content is still pretty substantial, though.
Las Vegas, NV – Dave East has reportedly been charged with battery after a threesome gone wrong. According to TMZ, things got so wild, champagne bottles and punches were thrown.
The Wu-Tang: An American Saga actor was charged September 15 after detectives interviewed him along with multiple witnesses about an altercation between him and two women following an appearance at the popular Sin City nightclub, Drai’s.
According to the police report, he invited the female partygoers back to the Delano hotel and engaged in ual intercourse. East tells the officers that one of the women got upset from lack of attention and lost it. He advises she launched two bottles at him that connected. The police were able to see cuts in the New York rapper’s arm and leg.
The woman’s version of the story suggests in the middle of the ual romp, she and East got into a dispute and he swung on her five to six times, with one punch hitting her arm. She then ran to the bathroom to call law enforcement, allegedly.
Two witnesses gave two different accounts corroborating both stories. Both bystanders claimed to have entered the room while the argument took place. One female witness reported East was the aggressor while a male witness says he saw the woman throwing bottles.
Both parties were cited for misdemeanor battery, though neither were arrested. They were both also treated in separate hospitals. East’s attorney, Stacey Richman also claims the woman threw a soap dispenser at the Mass Appeal artist.
Richman says East didn’t respond with violence and was concerned for everyone’s safety. In a statement to HipHopDX, which reads: “The woman threw a soap dispenser and bottles of champagne at Dave. One of the bottles shattered on the wall, sending glass flying and cutting Dave. Another bottle hit Dave with force in the head. The woman sought to continue her assault. Dave did not respond with violence. Instead, Dave was concerned for everyone’s safety. Dave justifiably took the woman by the arm and put her out of the room. Dave did not assault anyone. He was ordered by his doctor to get CAT scan after the incident. We are waiting on the results. It was later learned that the woman had secreted Dave’s phones in her handbag.”
When you’re the child rap royalty, life can be pretty luxurious. Rick Ross‘ son William Roberts III is a teenager now but he doesn’t mind sharing his birthday spotlight with another famous celebrity kid. Rozay’s boy was spotted in New York City this week, celebrating his big day with Flo Rida‘s son, who turned three-years-old.
As reported by Bossip, the two kids spent the weekend together in the Big Apple with their mothers, who have developed a close friendship. They reportedly ate dinner at a soul food restaurant before Tia Kemp, Rozay’s baby mama, took their son on a helicopter ride to celebrate his birthday in luxurious fashion.
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William Roberts III was also present at Zohar’s party, which took place at the Bronx Zoo. The photograph in question was taken at the zoo, with Roberts III carrying Zohar in his arms, rocking a shy smile on his face. You can clearly see the resemblance that both boys share with their respective fathers.
A few months ago, reports surfaced about a wealthy Democratic donor who was at the center an overdose controversy. In January, a man was found dead after an overdose at Ed Buck’s house. Now, you may have not heard about Ed Buck but he was rich and donated a lot money to the Democratic party. Although the overdose in January may have seemed like an accident, a 37-year-old man had a non-fatal overdose last week at Buck’s home.
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According to CNN, Buck, a prominent LGBTQ+ activist, has been charged with three felony counts battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house. He was arraigned this week following the 37-year-old man’s overdose at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. He was arraigned on the charges today. Prosecutors are now urging the judge to set bail at.
At this point, there are three known overdoses that have occurred at his home. Two them were fatal while the most recent one on September 11th wasn’t. The D.A. confirmed that all three them were caused by meth overdoses. 26-year-old Gemmel Moore as found dead at Buck’s house in July 2017. However, there wasn’t enough evidence proving Buck’s role in that death.
Moore’s mother later filed a suit against Buck, claiming he “had a predatory and injurious system soliciting Black men and watching them cling to life.”
Buck wasn’t charged for the death Timothy Dean who died in January 2019.
Deshaun Watson is one the most impressive young quarterbacks in the entire NFL and if it weren’t for his suspect fensive line, he would probably be doing a lot better right now. Regardless, Texans fans have a lot to be excited about when it comes to Watson and as right now, they are the favorites to come out the depleted AFC South. Watson recently celebrated his birthday this past week with a bunch his friends and according to TMZ, he was gifted a pretty impressive chain.
In the video below, you can see the jeweler, Iceman Nick, present Watson with a chain that says “DW4.” According to the report, the chain cost $25,000 and was made with 12 carats VS1 clarity diamonds, as well as 14k gold. This chain is pretty flashy and as you can tell, Watson wears it pretty well.
Watson and the Texans will be in tough next weekend as they take on the Los Angeles Chargers away from home. Both teams boast a record 1-1 and will be motivated to improve to a winning record.
As for the chain, we’re sure Watson will be keeping that at home come Sunday. That’s definitely not the type piece you wear out on the field, unless you’re Odell Beckham Jr.
In the series images posted by Fab, you can see Emily’s stunning gown paired perfectly with the rapper’s Crystal Tuxedo. One image shows the couple busting out a twerk in the street and even sharing a kiss.
Emily B and Fab raise three children (all boys) together and as the “Into You” artist recently admitted, he’s ready to have a daughter. “Always only wanted boys, but recently talked about having a girl. Now I can’t get it f my mind. All my friends who have a daughter tell me that daughter LOVE is different,” he wrote on Instagram.
The now happy couple dealt with some serious drama earlier in the year when Fab was charged with 1 count domestic violence with significant bodily injury, 2 counts threatening to kill and 1 count possession a weapon after a video showed his altercation with Emily B and her father.
With the success his memoir, Rick Ross can now count himself as a best-selling author. The rapper recently released Hurricanes: A Memoir, his autobiography where he shares intimate, unreleased details his life. The rough exterior, hip hop persona is shed to reveal the experiences that helped shape William Leonard Roberts II into the Port Miami 2 emcee that we know as a prolific rap figure.
Ross has been basking in the glow his book’s achievements, but to continue promoting his project, he chatted with EURweb about Hurricanes and a few revelations in the work. The rapper touched on the 2013 drive-by shooting that could have ended Ross’s life, but because Ross went back inside a home to get his Cuban link chain, he wasn’t inside his targeted Rolls Royce.
“Growing up where I grew up, I never questioned it because questioning it did nothing for it. Hearing AK 47s going f for sixty seconds at a time, you can cry, you can pray, you can question it, but you better just sit back, shut the f*ck up, and wait for the ambulance to come,” he said his Carol City, Florida neighborhood. “Year after year seeing and hearing it and walking to school while passing a dead body, it gets to a point where you don’t question it. You got to decide, am I going to survive or am I going to die?”
Even before 2 Chainz announced this news at his party and played the first single (titled “Shootout”), he’s been frequently posting song previews on his Instagram page. He usually records himself bopping or smoking along to a track he just recorded while he’s still in the studio, making it seem like he’s so blown away by the bars he just laid down in the booth that he feels urged to share them immediately. If this is the case, it makes total sense. 2 Chainz has been rapping his ass f for over two decades and he’s reached the point in his career where he should feel like the GOAT.
Listen to the new snippet below, in which he notably raps:
“She staring at me, cause I’m lookin’ like it I know I can hit, I’m a fucking psychic Ass so fat, put it on the back a motorcycle”
The Rookie star Afton Williamson made some scathing accusations against a number people involved with the ABC series. Afton, who portrayed the character Talia Bishop on the show, claimed that she experienced racial discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, and was the target inappropriate comments. She said that she reported her encounters to those in charge, including Human Resources, but nothing was done to correct any behaviors.
“During the Season, it continued along with Sexual Harassment from a recurring guest star,Demetrius Grosse,and the racist commentary & bullying from the Hair Dept.Head, Sally Ciganovich escalated into Sexual Assault at our Wrap party,” Afton wrote back in August. “The Sexual Harassment though reported directly to the Showrunner/EP remained undocumented and was not reported to HR as promised.Ciganovich was fired ONLY after the sexual assault and NOT for an entire year outward racism/racially charged language and bullying behavior in and out the Hair and Makeup trailer. HR protocol was never adhered to following the above reports given by me to my Showrunner/EP and an investigation was never issued for any my claims.”
Later, it was announced that Afton quit the series because her conflicts, and a formal investigation was launched by production to find out if there was any legitimacy behind her claims. On Tuesday, Variety shared an ficial statement by Entertainment One, also known as eOne, that stated they determined that nothing inappropriate occurred on set. The company shared that they used a third-party law firm to examine the evidence and investigate close to 400 hours interviews.
“As a result the independent investigation, we have concluded that those identified in Ms. Williamson’s allegations did not conduct themselves in an unlawful manner or demonstrate behavior inappropriate for the workplace,” eOne stated. “It was also concluded that the executive producers, including showrunner Alexi Hawley, addressed matters which they were made aware promptly and in a fair and reasonable manner.”
They added, “We recognize and respect that as individuals, the lens through which we view situations, interactions and comments, can differ based on our experiences and perspectives. As such, we regret that Ms. Williamson’s time on the series was not a positive one for her, and we respect her decision to move on to other projects.”
A spokesperson for ABC also released a statement on behalf the network. “We are glad that eOne has completed an investigation into allegations on the set ‘The Rookie.’ We are confident that eOne takes these matters seriously and that they will continue to look for the best ways to surface concerns and address complaints.” The second season The Rookie premieres on September 29.
Prince Williams/Wire/Getty s — Lori Harvey and Sean Combs attend Bad Boy & Quality Control Takeover at Gold Room on September 14, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia
The love triangle was spotted hanging out at the famous Magic City strip club in Atlanta this weekend and on a separate night, they hit up Gold Room to do some more partying. Again, Justin Combs was seen in the vicinity but more interestingly, Diddy and Lori didn’t seem to care that the cameras were watching them. Several photographers picked up images the two getting seriously close. While this doesn’t exactly prove that they are indeed a couple, it validates the rumors to a certain extent. Still, we’ll never know until we hear it from the horse’s mouth.
Elsewhere in the club, Karlie Redd and Tommie Lee from Love & Hip Hop could be seen dancing together. Does anybody else find it weird that Diddy keeps hanging out with his rumored girlfriend and her alleged ex, his son?
Prince Williams/Wire/Getty s — Sean Combs and Justin Combs attend Bad Boy & Quality Control Takeover at Gold Room on September 14, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia
Los Angeles, CA – Drake’s musicly inclined father Dennis Graham is always in the studio recording.
Believe it or not, he actually loses track of the contents within his record stash. Such was the case for his newest single, “That On That,” which has been unearthed after a cool decade.
“I wrote this record about 10 years ago and was in the studio one day listening to some of my old records and came across, ‘That on That,’ Mr. Graham tells HipHopDX. “I couldn’t believe I wrote this so long ago and the sound was so current.”
A video has now surfaced 2 Chainz making some big announcements while standing on a stage with Diddy by his side. First and foremost, he wished himself a happy birthday and highlighted the fact that he “lived for another year”. He then shares that he’s “about to drop a new album” that he’s “about to crack the motherf*cking ceiling” with. Before teasing the first single, “Shootout”, f the album unknown title, he then shouts out a few the “young” and “undiscovered” artists that he said would be featured on the project. Between the punctuation the DJ dropping 2 Chainz’s “TRU” ad-lib, the Atlanta rapper lists Skooly, Cap.1, C White and some others. These artists all seem to be apart 2 Chainz’s “Toni Gang”, which he also shouts out during his speech. 2 Chainz has been frequently referencing “Big Toni”, so it appears he’s ushering in a new persona and era his career.
spanish harlem, ny – Fresh off of the release of Bodega’s Way (a collaborative EP with producer Salaam Remi), Spanish Harlem native Bodega Bamz and his artist Bonnie B are prepping their new project Salsa Con FUEGO — produced entirely by 183rd.
According to Bonnie, the title of the project is especially fitting.
“Salsa Con FUEGO … think about it, the name of the project speaks for itself,” she tells HipHopDX. “We them Latin motherfuckers that are fire, period.”
The process of creating the project was something the duo both describe as exceptionally fluid and fun.
“I’ve known 183rd for over a decade,” Bamz notes. “I met him before he started producing. So it’s been fun … very organic. That’s why the music came out fire. He respects the vision.”
Bonnie adds, “183rd made all the beats from scratch in every session. It was a fun experience.”
Bonnie and Bamz first connected back in 2014 when Bonnie was about three years into her career.
“Rapping was a secret passion of mine,” she says, adding that she started as a socialite hosting parties and events in the lower east side. “I saw a few artists rising out of the underground scene, so I decided to drop a record and see what the feedback was.”
It was her work as an event planner that put her on the Bamz’s radar.
“I discovered Bonnie downtown at party. She had a lot of woman with her looking like a female pimp,” he says. “I saw some of her music videos and said, ‘Nah shorty is dope, I see potential here.’”
The two have collaborated numerous times, but this is their first collaborative full-length body of work.
“He always pushes me to exceed outside of my comfort zone,” Bonnie says of working Bamz. “When we collaborate, it’s a whole nostalgic vibe. We grew up on the late 90s and early 2000s Hip Hop, so we are always playing around with old rap or R&B melodies — but giving it that tan sound.”
Bodega Bamz, Bonnie B and 183rd’s Salsa Con FUEGO is dropping soon. Stream the first single from the project, “How Bout Dat,” above.