Drake’s Personal Private Jet Seemingly Gets Virgil Abloh Makeover

Drake probably isn’t flying anywhere anytime soon (we hope) but that doesn’t mean he can’t prepare for when the lockdown is over. Many rappers and celebrities have flaunted flying private. Drake, on the other hand, flexes a little bit differently than most. The rapper debuted his personal jet last summer as he celebrated the Raptors win, among other things. 

Drake's Personal Private Jet Seemingly Gets Virgil Abloh Makeover
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Taking to Instagram, Virgil Abloh appeared to confirm that he’ll be the one redesigning Drake’s private jet. Virgil Abloh hit the ‘Gram where he shared a sneak peek at some redesigning he’s doing to Drake’s plane in an unknown location. “the tail number is a problem and the FBO is a whole other story,” he wrote. From the look it, Drake’s trying to camouflage in the sky with style as Virgil Abloh added some Nothing Was The Same-type aesthetic to it.

Drake and Virgil Abloh have maintained a steady relationship throughout the years. In recent times, the rapper recently debuted a customized Patek watch that he rapped about on “Life Is Good.” Sharing a clear image to his Instagram, Drizzy made fun all the hypebeasts in the world by captioning the image, “New designer you guys probably have no idea what’s going on in the scene super underground all good I will put you on to Veerjil Ablow.”

Wendy Williams Shook About "Saggy Boobs" After Elective Surgeries Suspended

It was recently declared that America has the highest number Coronavirus cases in the world, recently topping 101K, according to CNN. The majority people are staying inside their homes while others are working the frontlines this pandemic. That being said, health workers have been working tirelessly as the number cases COVID-19 rises which means that unless your health conditions are dire, hospital services should predominantly be used for emergencies.

Wendy Williams Shook About "Saggy Boobs" After Elective Surgeries Suspended
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Unfortunately for Wendy Williams, that means that her forthcoming surgery on her breasts has been put on hold. Appearing on The Dr. Oz Show, Wendy Williams detailed how Coronavirus has been affecting her on a personal level, as well as the rest Hollywood. She did reiterate that she’s entirely supportive the health system putting an emphasis about the emergency matters with Coronavirus, she explained that she might have to deal with some “saggy boobs” for the next little while.

“It’s just that, as a surgery girl, when you save your money and you’ve been planning for years, and then you have your appointment and all a sudden the corona pops up, and I got to deal with these saggy boobs,” she said. 

I presume that dealing with saggy boobs for a few more months might be easier than dealing with saggy breasts but what do I know?

Chrissy Teigen Resorts To Desperate Measures To Get Lettuce During Pandemic

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend were so desperate for romaine lettuce following the panic shopping caused by the coronavirus outbreak, that she fered to bake a loaf homemade banana bread for anyone with the desired goods. As the coronavirus pandemic causes most the world to stay indoors as much as they can, plenty people have taken to stocking up their food supply. It’s unknown at the moment how long this situation will last, particularly in the United States where Chrissy and her family live, since the country just surpassed both China and Italy for the highest total amount  confirmed cases COVID-19. As a result the uncertainty and subsequent panic that the pandemic has caused, many grocery store shelves have been cleared out, causing shortages tons necessities, including romaine lettuce, apparently.

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Among her many skills like modelling, hosting television shows, and being heavily “online,” Chrissy fancies herself quite the awesome chef, even curating her own cookbook. However, while she and her husband, John Legend, and their two young children, Luna and Miles, are stuck in quarantine, Chrissy is finding herself without some the key ingredients to make her meals. The Internet personality tweeted out on Monday fering anyone who has romaine lettuce a loaf homemade banana bread in exchange, specifying that the trade would be made “6 feet apart.”

Lucky for Chrissy, Youtube star Chris Klemens responded with a selfie posing with his 3-pack romaine lettuce, letting her know that he was located in the Studio City neighbourhood Los Angeles.

Chrissy insisted that he send her some more “timely” pro to ensure that the photo wasn’t old. Chris replied with a video indicating the current date at the time, and Chrissy was reassured enough to agree to the trade. She told him she’d meet him the following afternoon.

Chrissy proceeded to provide updates for Chris on the state his banana bread, before realizing she only had enough ingredients to make one loaf. She asked if he’d accept half a banana bread along with a slice pie, since John insisted she keep the other half the loaf for him. Chris accepted the alternate fer, laughing about fighting with John Legend over banana bread.

Chrissy proceeded to document her banana-bread-baking process, including mouth-watering clips the delicious baked good.

Chris made a “get this bread” pun, and the two them decided on a time to meet while they continued to negotiate the deal.

We then watched as Chrissy and John drove to meet Chris and his roommate in the parking lot a church. She revealed that she had thrown in an extra slice pie and a bottle wine, all for the three-pack lettuce. 

The exchange then took place, using a toy car likely belonging to Luna or Miles to trade the goods. Not to worry, Chris brought a measuring tape to ensure that they were 6 feet apart from each other at all times. Watch the (distant) interaction take place.

During these dark times, it’s nice to be able to laugh at huge celebrities like Chrissy and John resorting to trading baked goods for vegetables using a children’s car.

Prince’s Family Claims His Estate Has Not Paid Them A Cent

Members Prince’s family have accused the late artist’s estate failing to pay them a cent, and have filed a petition for compensation. When Prince tragically passed away in 2016, he left all his assets to his six siblings, Tyka Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Omarr Baker, and Alfred Jackson. However, his half-sisters, Sharon and Norrine, and his half-brother, John, are claiming that they have yet to see a penny  their late brother’s fortune. They have accused his estate, which is run by Comerica Bank,  mismanaging Prince’s money and failing to inform them about new deals. As a result, Sharon, Norrine, and John have filed a petition for compensation, asking the court to approve “payment for services and efforts provided to the Estate.”

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According to court documents, the three siblings feel that they have contributed “considerable time and investment in business matters related to the Estate.” However, “unlike others, who have performed services for the Prince Estate,” Sharon, Norrine, and John have “not received any financial sums for numerous and repeated services they have contributed to the Estate.” The three siblings, who have had issues with the estate on numerous occasions in the past, have requested to be paid several times, but have been denied. “As this Court is aware, the Estate has now been on-going for over three years,” the court papers read. “In this time, millions have been paid to the Personal Representatives, their accountants, attorneys, and legal advisors.”

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The heirs have allegedly had to rely “solely on their pension, social security, personal savings and loans from friends to cover the costs needed to support the Prince Estate despite the millions paid to advisors, attorneys and others approved by the Court.” This has resulted in significant financial instability, according to the three siblings. They are pleading with the court to order Comerica to work out a settlement, but a judge still has yet to rule. 

Instagram Gallery: Apryl Jones’ Most Sultry Pics

Between stirring up drama on Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood and working her way through B2K, Apryl Jones is no stranger to seeing her personal life plastered across the headlines. After having two kids with Omarion, Apryl Jones made waves by sending out some serious Yoko Ono vibes and linking up with Omarion’s B2K bandmate Lil Fizz. While the court public opinion firmly called out Jones and Fizz for acting like clowns and clout chasing, Jones remained unbothered and even hopped on social media to defend her decision to link up with her baby daddy’s bandmate. 

“Why y’all so mad? I’m getting the dick I want,” argued Jones, defending her decision. “I love it, oh my God. It’s the best dick my life. It really, genuinely is. I can’t really be mad. I can’t not be happy because I think that the happiness comes from being happy and y’all trying to really make me mad, but I don’t know how to be mad. I’m not a mad person.”

Despite Jones praising Fizz’s ability between the sheets, the two soon went their separate ways following a flurry cheating accusations on social media. Now single and proud it, Jones has been on the ‘Gram more than ever posting thirst traps for her 2.9 million followers. 

For the steamiest uploads the reality star, check out the gallery below. 


Beach Ready 

Clearly, Jones isn’t afraid to show a lot cleavage. 


Plump It Up 

According to Jones, she’s nothing but all-natural. 


All Red 

Jones has the body to rock a #NoFilter string bathing suit. 


Mirror Pic 

“Tell me how you really feel…,” captions Jones alongside a mirror boomerang her backside. 


Side Boob 

No shirt? No problem. 


All Natural 

“Kiss my cellulite,” captions Jones, unashamed her natural appeal. 



Healthy 

Jones wants the haters to know that she works hard, day in and day out for the curves that she flaunts. 


Skin Tight 

Jones can rock a skin-tight Fashion Nova fit along with the best them.


Angles 

Jones has legs for days. 


Wet 

Jones knows how to turn on the heat, even in the shower. 

Thundercat Confirms He’s Involved With Kendrick Lamar’s Upcoming Album

Thundercat and Kendrick Lamar‘s longtime partnership in music is still going strong, as the bassist confirmed that he has worked on Kendrick’s next album. Considering Kendrick’s last studio album was DAMN. in 2017 (unless you count the Black Panther soundtrack), it’s only right that he’d be cooking up his next masterpiece. While it may come as no surprise to fans that Kendrick is, in fact, working on new music, very little is known about such a project. K-Dot himself has given us little-to-no intel, but his frequent collaborator, Thundercat—who has worked on all three Kendrick’s studio albums—can at least tell us this: he has, indeed, made some contributions to the mysterious album, just maybe not as much as he did on the rest the rapper’s discography.

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“I think I worked on the new one a little bit, too” he said in an interview with Japanese fashion company Neet Tokyo. “But not as much.” Despite contributing less to Kendrick’s latest body work, Thundercat still speaks incredibly high the artist, even citing him as one his own personal sources inspiration. “Kendrick is and I feel like will be a beacon what it means to be one the more creative artists our generation,” he said. “Through the way the albums have twisted and turned, it speaks beyond its years.”

“He’s inspired me a lot—a lot,” he continued. “I say it every now and again, but I wish I could spend more time around him creating just because he gives f such energy and he knows what he wants a lot time. Some my favorite moments recording was with Kendrick.” Although the video was posted on Youtube this Friday, as XXL points out, it is not stated when the actual interview took place. According to the publication, a subreddit user reached out to the Youtube channel, and the company revealed that the interview was conducted in January. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any more news about Kendrick’s upcoming album.

Raven-Symoné Announces Rap EP, Performs Single "SPACETRUCK"

At 34-years-old, Raven-Symoné is a veteran in the industry. For 30 years she’s starred in films and television shows including The Cosby Show, That’s so Raven, The Cheetah Girls, Zenon: Z3, Black-ish, Dr. Dolittle, College Road Trip, and dozens others. The multi-hyphenated entertainer has also released four studio albums dating back to 1993, and she’s recently shared a glimpse into her latest project with DailyMailTV.

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Raven-Symoné has kept much her private life under wraps as she’s navigated the industry for the majority her life. Now, she’s opening up on INFRASOUNDS, a five-pack project that’s said to be second in a series. “I do believe growing up in the industry has morphed my vision life in general,” she said. “I’m a product my environment/upbringing and yeah, I’ve been in this industry since I was two years old and I’m 34.”

‘The revealing part is you’ve never seen me like this. I’ve never spoken so freely about what I’ve been through. I’ve spoken it to the people around me… but now I’m letting the public see it,” Raven-Symoné added. There’s much more that she wants to share from her childhood as many her lyrics, she said, are pulled from her diaries. ‘But it hasn’t been released yet to the world. I think that’s (for) another moment… when I got to go through that again and I’m still learning how to process it.”

Catch a preview Raven-Symoné rapping a track from INFRASOUNDS below. The EP will be available on April 10.

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Deyjah Harris Reveals Struggles With Depression, Anxiety, & Past Suicidal Thoughts

The subject mental health has become a hot topic in recent years as a growing number people have shared their struggles on social media. There are new avenues online and text therapy, and as we embark on this global quarantine, people are attempting to bring mental health to the forefront to help those who may be struggling with fear, loneliness, or lack social connection. T.I.‘s 18-year-old daughter Deyjah Harris shared a video where she opened up about her own story.

“Transparently speaking, depression and anxiety is something that I’ve been dealing with since about the age 11,” she said. “My self-esteem started to become an issue for me in the sixth grade due to bullying. I started to struggle with understanding what it was that I was feeling and I definitely knew that I wasn’t able to express what it was that I was going through.”

“So, without the proper knowledge and support, I eventually started to turn to self-inflicted coping mechanisms that weren’t too healthy or beneficial to me or my growth,” Deyjah added. The teen suggested that she’d had suicidal thoughts in the past before she took steps to heal. She also added that she wishes she could share the intimate details her personal journey, but unfortunately she can’t because she doesn’t want people to mishandle her truth.

Watch Deyjah Harris talk about her mental health journey and encourage others in her video below.

Luenell Bans Daughter From Home For Not Taking COVID-19 Seriously

Comedian Luenell has brought laughs to the world for decades, but one thing she isn’t joking about is COVID-19. Although people are required to stay indoors and operate a system cleanliness to help prevent the spread coronavirus, there are those who don’t believe COVID-19 is a real threat to the public. Luenell shared on Instagram that because her daughter isn’t taking precautions during quarantine, she’s no longer welcome at the comedian’s home. 

Luenell Bans Daughter From Home For Not Taking COVID-19 Seriously
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“It pains me…Breaks my damn geart but I have made the decision to ban my daughter from my home,” Luenell said. “These kids are not taking the seriousness the handwashing and sh*t seriously. I love my baby but this sh*t is scary and I’m not fukking around. Laughing in my face and thinking I’m overreacting has convinced me to shut everybody down except one person. I want to live. I’m sorry but…bye.”

The 61-year-old entertainer also added a lengthy caption where she said deciding to keep her daughter away was an emotional decision. “I have to make the best decision for me and my husband who is Already suffering from COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease],” Lunell wrote. She also said that she’s aware “most the millennials think we are dramatic and overreacting” due to not being “woke” enough.

Some her followers questioned why the comedian would want to share her personal business with the world. Luenell responded that “some You might want to think the activities Your children outside your house these days as well.” Check out her message in full below.

Jahi & Configa Feed The Soul With ‘Mindfulness’ Video

It’s been almost three weeks since Enemy Radio MC Jahi and seasoned producer Configa dropped their collaborative album, Forever Future. After sharing a visual for the title track, the duo is back with a new video for “Mindfulness.”

Directed by Black Camera Productions, the beautifully shot video finds the Cleveland native posted up by the water, penning his verses as he sits by a pit fire.

“The nighttime is the right time for me to kick a rhyme,” he spits. “20 years later, still reaching my prime without the Amazon or the cameras on.”

While speaking to HipHopDX, Jahi revealed this is a daily part of life for him.

“The song is really an interpersonal look into my life as I try to maintain my mindfulness,” Jahi told DX. “It speaks to the inner work a person can do to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit. The video shows you where I go and what I do to achieve mindfulness. For me, it’s being near water that helps me center. And I’m a night owl.

“When it’s quiet outside, I can think inside. With all that is going on in the world and the need for mental health awareness in Hip Hop, Configa and I thought this would be a good time to share it with folks as a cultural PSA.”

Jahi & Configa Feed The Soul With 'Mindfulness' Video

Enemy Radio’s Jahi & Producer Configa Spit Ghetto Poems On ‘Forward Future’ Album

Forever Future arrived on March 7 and boasts 11 tracks bursting at the seams with nothing but raw Hip Hop and introspective lyrics.

Watch the “Mindfulness” video up top and find the album here. 

LaVar Ball Seen As "Wild Card" In Regards To LaMelo’s Draft Stock

LaVar Ball has become a solidified member the basketball world over the past few years thanks to his various antics. He is typically gassing up his kids to an absolute insufferable degree. I mean, who can forget when he said Lonzo would be a better point guard than Magic Johnson? Now, LaVar’s youngest son LaMelo is poised to go high in the NBA draft although, with everything that is going on with the Coronavirus, there is a chance teams won’t be able to vet him like they wanted to.

With this in mind, LaMelo could actually fall in the draft and it mostly has to do with his father. A GM in the Eastern Conference was speaking to Ric Bucher Bleacher Report and noted that if his team was to draft LaMelo, they would need to have a conversation with him and his father first. Clearly, there are some questions that need to be answered first.

LaVar Ball Seen As "Wild Card" In Regards To LaMelo's Draft Stock

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“You’re still going to investigate all that, but I’d want to meet with the kid and the dad, personally,” the general managers said. “The dad is such a wild card.”

For now, it remains to be seen where LaMelo ends up going. With the Coronavirus pandemic picking up steam, there are a lot variables at play leading up to the NBA draft and realistically, no one knows what’s going to happen.

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Curly Neal, Harlem Globetrotters Legend, Dies At 77

If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, you got to experience the peak the Harlem Globetrotters. The team was known for having some the most talented basketball players in the world. They were and still are a traveling act that always comes through with some insane tricks out on the basketball court. One the most celebrated members the Harlem Globetrotters was Curly Neal who was known for his handles and infectious personality. 

Unfortunately, Neal died on Thursday morning at the age 77. Immediately after the news his death, Jeff Munn, the Globetrotters general manager, took to Twitter to fer a statement on the death a beloved star.

“We have lost one the most genuine human beings the world has ever known,” Munn said. “Curly’s basketball skill was unrivalled by most, and his warm heart and huge smile brought joy to families worldwide.”

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr also fered some condolences saying: “Hard to express how much joy Curly Neal brought to my life growing up. RIP to a legend.” It’s clear that Neal had a huge impact on many people’s lives and he will certainly be missed in the basketball community.

RIP to a legend.

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Rihanna Donates Medical Equipment To New York State

Rihanna is really out here saving the world. As necessary medical supplies like masks, gloves that protect individuals from becoming infected with the virus experience more and more shortages, health pressionals are urging for donations  proper equipment. Governor New York, Andrew Cuomo, revealed on Thursday that the multi-hyphenate mogul did just that, when he thanked Rih for donating personal protective equipment to New York State amid the coronavirus pandemic. New York has been hit the most hard by the virus out any American state, so the donation was surely needed. “I want to thank @rihanna and the Rihanna Foundation for donating Personal Protective Equipment to New York State,” Cuomo tweeted. “We’re so appreciative your help and that so many others who have stepped up.”

Rihanna has already been helping combat the pandemic in a number ways. She gave approximately $700K worth ventilators to her home country Barbados, and donated an additional $5 million through her Clara Lionel Foundation to various organizations helping those most deeply impacted by coronavirus. The organizations she has supported thus far include Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee, and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Her donated funds will “support local food banks serving at-risk communities and the elderly in the U.S., testing and care in Haiti and Malawi, the distribution medical equipment, vaccine and therapy research and development, and healthcare training.” Way to go, Rih.

Tencent Launching Global Anti-Pandemic Fund with $100M Seed Funding

Tencent launches the Global Anti-Pandemic Fund, a $100 million effort to fight coronavirus.

Tencent joins other tech giants like Netflix and Facebook who have launched their own $100 million funds. Tencent’s initial funding will help fund health supply donations during the coronavirus pandemic. That includes personal protective equipment and other products for healthcare professionals.

Tencent previously set up an anti-pandemic fund in China when the coronavirus ravaged Wuhan and Hubei. Tencent says that fund is allocating $211 million to fight COVID-19 spread inside China.

“COVID-19 is drastically impacting people around the world,” Tencent president Martin Lau said in a statement. “We are facing this challenge together, and Tencent is committed to supporting the international emergency response.”

Tencent says it recognizes the need for more PPE and medical supplies across the world. Traditional supply channels are having trouble keeping up with the demand seen in healthcare. There is a mass shortage of equipment like masks and ventilators, which could impact efforts to fight the virus.

Netflix created a similar $100 million coronavirus relief fund on March 20. The fund is intended to help members of the creative community who have lost work due to the pandemic. The Recording Academy did something similar for music professionals who have lost work because of canceled gigs.

Over 120,000 crew members have lost jobs since the coronavirus began spreading.

Production of live shows and musicals is stopped. Even the Tony Awards – slated for June – are due to the pandemic. Indie musicians are as a means to support themselves during the shutdown.

Twitch is a live streaming platform primed for tipping, which helps many artists stay afloat. SoundCloud and Twitch are even partnering to into affiliate status sooner.

We see an unprecedented amount of job loss just in America as we continue to grapple with the pandemic.

Lil Uzi Vert’s "P2" Continues The "XO Tour Llif3" Tragedy

Lil Uzi Vert has settled into the role a generational talent. That’s not to say the strength his catalog has ushered him there; such a verdict still remains to be seen. But few artists strike as whimsical a chord as Baby Pluto. Marching to the beat his own drum, Lil Uzi has continuously stood ahead musical trends. If anything, he played a pivotal role in creating a subgenre melodic hip-hop, synesthetic in its display parrotlike color. In the process he also happened to conjure a fantastical world around him, not unlike the reality-blurring fancies a morphine-induced coma patient.

To fully buy into the movement one must first unlearn everything they have learned about Lil Uzi Vert. For many casual fans, who might have jumped on board following the breakout success 2017’s “XO Tour Llif3,” the somber Luv Is Rage 2 closer became the definitive song his catalog. Produced by TM88 and loosely chronicling Uzi’s mental space during his emotional breakup with longtime girlfriend Brittany Byrd. The alchemical formula behind the “emo” genre, which rose to popularity in the mid to late two-thousands. Perhaps more relatable to the suburban consumer than other hip-hop themes tend to be, “XO Tour Llif3” soared up the charts, its nightmarish Lewis Carroll-esque production scoring the road to seven platinum plaques.

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A song such magnitude becomes an instant milestone in a young rapper’s history book. It didn’t take long for many to elevate “XO” to benchmark status, the bar future releases must surpass in order for artistic evolution to continue. As such, many fans were completely blindsided upon receiving the long-awaited Eternal Atake only to discover “P2,” a full-blown sequel. Tethered to the original by shared musical and thematic elements, Uzi’s latest closer was arguably the boldest musical move his career thus far. One that showed a willingness to build on an existing narrative and revisit it with a renewed perspective. Suddenly, the similarities and differences become integral in understanding Uzi’s mind, a place otherwise guarded by cloudlike walls fantastical imagery.

If “XO Tour Llif3” is Point A, and “P2” is Point B, it seems fitting to make note any crucial differences. For starters, the first part is riddled with mentions substance abuse, with Uzi openly calling upon Xanax as a means easing the pain. “Please, Xanny, make it go away,” he pleads. “I’m committed, not addicted, but it keeps control me, all the pain, now I can’t feel it.” Despite the song’s lyrics being otherwise focused on material dominance and polyamorous capades, the aforementioned lyric makes his boasts feel closer to overcompensation than genuine flexes. Between the pained delivery and TM88’s haunting instrumental, it’s easy to analyze “XO Tour Life” as an emotionally devastating ballad. Even when he’s firing f lines that should feel celebratory, those darker elements keep the song within a stone’s throw celebratory.

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While it retains several lyrical parallels to its predecessor, “P2” features no mention substance abuse — overt or otherwise. Given that Uzi expressed interest in kicking his Xanax habit back in 2016, it’s no surprise to see him steering away from using it as a means escapism here. The shift in perspective is evidenced within his cadence. Where “XO Tour Llif3” is a blurry, mush-mouthed, and pained — in other words, mumble-emo-rap– “P2” is blessed with clarity voice. Dejected though he may sound, his newfound dedication to enunciation should not go unnoticed. Not only does it speak to his growth as an artist, as a more intelligible delivery requires lyrical refinement, but also as a man. Without overtly saying so, one might conclude that he’s no longer turning to substances to combat feelings depression. It’s difficult to sincerely reflect on memories one does not remember to begin with, leading the emotional beats “P2” to resonate on a much more personal level.

So what compelled him to continue the “XO Tour Llif3” narrative to begin with? As an update, it checks f a few boxes. He’s still struggling with his fractured relationship, still turning to materialism for therapy. “She left me right on read now, I’m walkin’ with my head down / I gotta keep my head high, I got a whole ‘nother check, not talkin’ verified,” he raps, pivoting from pain to pleasure in one bar. Upon suffering from emotional shortcomings, he immediately looks to his own financial accomplishments for validation. Yet juxtaposed against TM88’s sorrowful beat, the flexes feel hollow; is he trying to convince us, or himself? Even when he attempts to reclaim agency in the chorus, flipping “XO’s” iconic hook and turning it on his partner, it feels unconvincing. Blame that on the palpable sense denial that seems to permeate the entire song.

With that in mind, it feels like “P2” is a critique on the culture Uzi seems to be celebrating. If everything is going so swimmingly, why is he choosing to close his album on such a sonically somber note? Perhaps he’s sending a message that not even success in the rap game can truly defeat the bad thoughts. Where “XO Tour Llif3” presented a landscape in which Uzi was forced to seek escapism from the pain, “P2” finds him wandering the streets in a reflective state, wondering where it all went awry. It’s important to note that Uzi remains driven by his failed relationship and no amount rap money can remedy that. By choosing to bookend his previous two albums with this now-ongoing series, it’s hard not to look at Uzi as anything short a tragic figure. One who wipes his tears with a stack hundreds. 

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