Machine Gun Kelly Doesn’t Seem As Willing As Eminem To End Their Beef

Who could forget Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly‘s famous beef 2018? They both penned diss tracks directed at one another and MGK’s in particular, entitled “Rap Devil”, caused quite the stir. The beef is also probably at the top your consciousness because it has just been rehashed. Eminem makes two references to MGK on his surprise album that dropped on Friday, Music To Be Murdered By

Em’s lyrics always get people talking and one the first takeaways when listening to his new record is that he decided to put his beef with MGK behind him. On the record’s second track, the Young M.A-assisted “Unaccommodating,” Em raps: “But when they ask me is the war finished with MGK? Of course it is / I cleansed him his mortal sins, I’m God, I’m the Lord, forgives even the devil worshippers / I’m moving on but you know your scruples are gone when you’re born with Lucifer’s horns.” 

Based on these bars, it’s pretty unambiguous that Em isn’t interested in taking shots at MGK anymore, yet still interested enough to mention his name twice on his album (the second time is on “Yah Yah”). However, MGK still seems to hold some ill will towards Shady. After Music To Be Murdered By dropped on Friday, MGK tweeted, “mad af I just stepped out a loud room to hear this bullshit.” If it wasn’t clear what “bullshit” he was referring to, he followed this tweet with a clue: “he’s been rich and mad for 20 years straight.” He added the throwing-out-trash emoji to this message, intimating that he isn’t too impressed with the quality Em’s latest. 

Perhaps MGK will comment further on this beef on his forthcoming pop-punk album, Tickets To My Downfall

Vic Mensa Arrested For Felony Possession of Brass Knuckles In California: Report

Vic Mensa has reportedly been arrested for a very unusual reason. According to TMZ, the punk-rock rapper allegedly discovered he was unknowingly breaking California law earlier this month, when he was charged with felony possession …brass knuckles? Vic was cruising around on his motorcycle in Glendale when a police ficer noticed him supposedly making an unsafe turn. According to law enforcement sources, the ficer pulled him over and proceeded to pat him down to inspect his person. The ficer then found the brass knuckles in Vic’s pants pocket.

It may seem unusual that these “fist-load weapons” are banned in California, considering they’re legal for self-defense circumstances in most states. While Vic managed to avoid getting ticketed for his alleged unsafe turn, he definitely got the short end the stick when he was booked under the felony charge possessing brass knuckles. He was later released after posting a $20,000 bond. 

Vic Mensa Arrested For Felony Possession  Brass Knuckles In California: ReportYuchen Liao/Getty s

Vic caused caused quite the controversy last month following the death Chicago rapper, Juice WRLD, when he claimed that a culture glorifying drug use in rap music was too blame for the young artist’s devastating passing. Vic asserted that the older hip hop generation has a responsibility to promote positivity to the younger generation, in order to avoid tragedies like Juice WRLD.

Royce Da 5’9 Unveils ‘The Allegory’ Album Details With ‘Overcomer’ Video

Royce Da 5’9 is firing on all cylinders. In addition to delivering the “Overcomer” single featuring Westside Gunn on Thursday (January 16), he also contributed to three songs on Eminem’s surprise album Music To Be Murdered By — “Yah Yah” featuring Black Thought, Q-Tip and Denaun Porter, “You Gon’ Learn” with White Gold and “I Will” featuring KXNG Crooked and Joell Ortiz.

Now, the Slaughterhouse vet is back with details about his forthcoming album The Allegory and a new visual for the aforementioned “Overcomer” single. Directed by Cricket, the visual questions the decisions people make in life and the repercussions that follow.

Nickel Nine is also embroiled in a current beef with Yelawolf, who he calls out on “Overcomer.” He refers to the Alabama-born rapper as a “punk ass” and “pundit vulture.” Although Yelawolf initially responded on Instagram, he quickly deleted his post — but Royce didn’t let that slide.

The Allegory is expected to arrive on February 21  eOne/Heaven Studios, Inc. In the meantime, check out the “Overcomer” single up top and The Allegory cover art and tracklist below.

Royce Da 5'9 Unveils 'The Allegory' Album Details With 'Overcomer' Video

1. Mr. Grace (Intro)
2. Dope Man f. Emanny & Cedric The Entertainer
3. I Don’t Age
4. Pendulum’ f. Ashley Sorrell
5. I Play Forever f. Grafh
6. Ice Cream (Interlude)
7. On The Block f. Oswin Benjamin & DJ Premier
8. Generation Is Broken
9. Overcomer f. WestSide Gunn
10. Mrs. Grace (Interlude)
11. Thou Shall f. Kid Vishis
12. FUBU f. Conway The Machine
13. A Black Man Favorite Shoe (Skit)
14. Upside Down f. Ashley Sorrell & Benny The Butcher
15. Perspective (Skit)
16. Tricked f. KXNG Crooked
17. Black People In America
18. Black Savage f. Sy Ari Da Kid, White Gold, CyHi The Prynce & T.I.
19. Rhinestone Doo Rag
20. Young World f. Vince Staples & G Perico
21. My People Free f. Ashley Sorrell
22. Hero f. White Gold

Royce Da 5’9 Doubles Down On Yelawolf Beef, Calls Him ‘David Duke’

Yelawolf evidently caught the blatant diss on Royce Da 5’9’s recent single “Overcomer” featuring Westside Gunn and decided to fire back at the Slaughterhouse vet Instagram.

In a since-deleted post, the Alabama native shared a photo of some slick red boots with the caption, “YOU AND ME video dropping soon from the sold out Fillmore in Detroit .. but numbers do lie don’t they @royceda59. yo @eminem get your hype man before the wolves do … I ain’t worried.”

Royce, who had already screenshot the post, reposted it to his own Instagram account and issued a threat.

“I can remove you quicker than you Deleted this post, David Duke and nobody can stop me,” he wrote. “See, you want it to be one way… But it’s the other way.”

“Overcomer” arrived on Thursday (January 16), just before Eminem dropped the surprise album Music To Be Murdered By and all hell broke loose. In one of his verses, Royce calls out Yelawolf by name and makes it abundantly clear he has beef with the Slumerican rapper.

“Yelawolf this is your first and your last pass,” he raps. “I ain’t gon’ put it on blast, your punk ass know what this about/You think it’s ’bout being loud or tryna be hostile/Till you get found face down on the ground outside of Kid Rock house/Though you a vulture pundit, I hope you get sober from this/Men lie, women lie, so do numbers.”

Listen to the track below.

Royce Da 5’9" Calls Yelawolf "David Duke" As Tension Heats Up

Royce Da 5’9″ has positioned himself for quite the year. For one, his entirely self-produced album The Allegory is slated for release on February 21st, marking a new milestone for the storied Detroit lyricist. And while the full project is still weeks away, the lead single “Overcomer” has already been eliciting plenty strong reactions — especially from those who still have love for the “2.0” iteration Shady Records. Those who have heard the track likely remember a string brutally honest bars aimed at Yelawolf, bars that some might even call “fightin’ words.” And from Royce, those are the types words nobody wants to be on the receiving end . 

Yelawolf this is your first and your last pass
I ain’t gon’ put it on blast, your punk ass know what this about
You think it’s about being loud or trying to be hostile
Till you get found face down on the ground outside Kid Rock house
Though you a vulture pundit I hope you get sober from this
Men like, women lie, so do numbers

While the origin the feud has yet to be fully revealed, Royce actually discussed his frustrations on The Joe Budden podcast. “It’s a situation going on, especially in hip-hop. We have all kinds different people, but we have white people who come into the business and they use the culture,” explained Royce. “We got a very open culture, it’s here for everybody to thrive. Some white people use that, and then go and do very evil things behind closed doors. Racist things. They make comments. It got to a point in life where if I see it, hear it, or am involved in it in any type way, I have to start holding these people accountable.” 

To make matters more interesting, Royce’s brother Kid Vishis fired f some shots at Yelawolf in December, tweeting “If Yelawolf is in your top Anything as far as rap/hiphop besides top Trash, let me know ASAP so I know can zap you.” He proceeded to double down with a simple yet effective “fuck that dude.” While Royce maybe sure to emphasize that this was not, in fact, a diss — it’s clear his warning will leave Yelawolf feeling some type way. Perhaps even a response; Yela was clearly looking for smoke back when he fired shots at G-Eazy and Post Malone. And smoke, it appears, is what he shall have. 

While promoting a video for his own “You And Me” video, Yela took a shot at Royce in the caption, writing “numbers do lie don’t they Royce, yo Eminem get your hypeman before the wolves do…I ain’t worried.” Never one to miss a beat, Royce made sure to screenshot Yela’s shot, using the opportunity to raise the stakes in the process.  “I can remove you quicker than you Deleted this post, David Duke and nobody can stop me. See, you want it to be one way… But it’s the other way,” retorts Royce, memories “Malcolm X” lingering in the faint traces his threat. 

On what’s already shaping up to be a busy-ass day, it looks like we’ve got another interesting narrative shaping up. Be sure to catch Royce on his new single “Overcomer,” or on Eminem’s surprise album Music To Be Murdered By

Yung Pinch Releases Debut Album ‘Back 2 The Beach’

Huntington Beach’s Yung Pinch has dropped Back 2 The Beach, his debut album. The project is executive produced by Cisco Adler, who is known for his work with Shwayze.

The West Coast rapper’s first studio LP includes 16 tracks. YG, Wiz Khalifa, Pouya, Good Charlotte, Goody Grace and Blackbear make appearances on the album.

Check out Pinch’s Back 2 The Beach stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Yung Pinch Releases Debut Album 'Back 2 The Beach'

1. Beach Ballin’ f. Blackbear
2. Lingo f. YG
3. Sober
4. Toast to Us
5. My Friends, Not Yours
6. Cross My Mind
7. The Truth
8. That’s My Baby f. Pouya
9. Over It f. Wiz Khalifa
10. Big Bags
11. Last Chance
12. Hanging with Ghosts f. Good Charlotte & Goody Grace
13. Beauty Sleep
14. Punk Heaven
15. Legends Never Die
16. So Close (Go Ghost)

Royce Da 5’9 Dubs Yelawolf A ‘Vulture’ & ‘Punk Ass’ On ‘Overcomer’ Single

Royce Da 5’9 doesn’t mince words on his new single “Overcomer” featuring Westside Gunn. The Slaughterhouse vet unleashed the track on Thursday (January 16) and puts Yelawolf firmly in his crosshairs.

Although he doesn’t explain where the vitriol comes from, it’s clear something went down behind the scenes. In the process, he takes a shot at Kid Rock who he had words with last month.

“Yelawolf this is your first and your last pass,” Royce spits. “I ain’t gon’ put it on blast, your punk ass know what this about/You think it’s ’bout being loud or tryna be hostile/Till you get found face down on the ground outside of Kid Rock house/Though you a vulture pundit, I hope you get sober from this/Men lie, women lie, so do numbers.” 

“Overcomer” is taken from Royce’s forthcoming album The Allegory. 

The project serves as the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2018 album Book Of Ryan. The 20-track effort included production from a laundry list of notable producers, including Mr. Porter, Akino Childrey, S1 andDJ Khalil.

The Allegory is scheduled to arrive on February 24. Until then, check out “Overcomer” above and the lyrics below.

Machine Gun Kelly Reveals Title For Pop-Punk Album

Machine Gun Kelly is venturing outside of Hip Hop for his next album, which now has a title. In a brief clip from an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the Interscope Records rapper said his upcoming pop-punk LP will be called Tickets For My Downfall.

“the untitled pop punk album has a name,” he wrote on Instagram. “#TicketsToMyDownfall.”

Last month, MGK announced plans to release a rock album in 2020. Not long after revealing his plans on Twitter, he clarified himself by noting his follow-up to 2019’s Hotel Diablo LP would be better classified as a pop-punk.

“I’d like to reword what I said last week to this: pop-punk album 2020,” he wrote.

No release date has been announced for MGK’s fifth studio album, but he has given fans a preview of the sound they can expect to hear on the project. In December, the Cleveland-bred artist dropped a single titled “why are you here” showcasing his genre shift.

Stream MGK’s “why are you here” below.

Machine Gun Kelly Unveils His New Album Title

Everybody predicted Machine Gun Kelly would dive deep into the depths irrelevance last year after Eminem took care business, issuing his “Killshot” and attempting to end the young man’s career. Fortunately for MGK though, his own contributions to the highly-publicized rap beef were enough to net him a bunch newfound attention from fans and he ended up experiencing the best year in his pressional life. With movies, shows, tours, and an album all adding to his tremendous display talent in 2019, the Ohio native is looking to extend his take-over into the new decade. As late, Kellz’ music has been laced with rock elements, edging on pop-punk at time. Days ago, he announced that he would ficially by diving into the world pop-punk with a new album and now, we’ve got a title for it.

During an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Machine Gun Kelly sat next to Travis Barker and unveiled the name his next musical body work. Titled Tickets To My Downfall, it sure sounds like MGK will be addressing the issues that have affected him in the last couple years, possibly even referencing how people wished for him to fail after battling Eminem. His “downfall” never ended up taking place but, if it had, maybe it would be tinged in pop-punk flavor.

Are you looking forward to the next project from him? Let us know in the comments.

Ice Cube Honors John Witherspoon On ‘Next Friday’ 20th Anniversary

Los Angeles, CA – 2019 seemed to be especially marred by loss in the entertainment world. Juice Wrld, Nipsey Hussle, Bushwick Bill, Ras G and celebrated New Mexico MC Wake Self were just a handful of those who lost their lives last year.

Actor John Witherspoon was another unexpected loss. The celebrated comedian passed away on October 29, 2019 at the age of 77, just as plans for Last Friday were underway.

Witherspoon’s co-star Ice Cube, who played Witherspoon’s son in all of the Friday films, was hit particularly hard by his passing.

On Tuesday (January 14), Cube commemorated his late friend — or “Pops” as he was known on screen — on Next Friday‘s 20th anniversary.

“20 years since Next Friday,” he captioned a photo of Witherspoon in character. “Miss you Pops.” 

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20 years since Next Friday. Miss you Pops.

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During Witherspoon’s funeral last November, Cube delivered a touching eulogy and revealed why Last Friday never fully came to fruition in the process.

“I really apologize to my friend for not getting the next Friday movie made,” he said. “It’s not my fault. Some dumbass people in Hollywood at New Line Cinema, if you wanna … you can email Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener if you feel like I feel. Yeah, you punks had two scripts and you didn’t wanna do them. That’s the real. We were tryin’ to make that movie for years and we couldn’t get it done. We got the other three and we got our memories.”

Last Friday was intended to be the fourth installment in the franchise. Cube said the script was done last May and Witherspoon had agreed to reprise his role as “Pops.”

Revisit Cube’s speech below.

Kanye West Details Future Creative Plans: "It’s Time To Design Cities"

Kanye West has been shifting the culture through music and fashion but there’s more that he would like to do. In an interview with LALA magazine for a cover story titled The Legacy Of Kanye West, the multi-hyphenate detailed his legacy and where we should expect it to go, especially when it pertains to fashion.

“I love merch, but we did merch as a punk answer to us being told we can’t work at Louis Vuitton, Versace, Nike,” he said in an excerpt obtained by Complex. “Merch started as one the only things we could control. When we did our first fashion show, in crocodile and all these exotic fabrics, there was just a block, like, ‘No, you can’t get in. No, you can’t be involved with this.’ Somehow, I actually had to go back and start with a T-shirt.”

As visual aesthetic plays a major factor in everything Kanye does, he explained how designing t-shirts and clothes applies to a larger creative vision that he has in mind for the future. “I think we can break the class system,” West said. “This sweatshirt is the blank that we used for merch. In the setting, it feels very elegant, but it’s a very simple cut design—all the energy and ingenuity. It’s so much time that went into finding the simplest version… That’s what artists do; they take everything that’s happening in life and sometimes encapsulate it into an hour and a half Eddie Murphy on stage, or Dave Chappelle, or 16 bars inside a verse, or the cut a sweatshirt or a boot.”

Along with that, he said his concept homes powered by water and wind are “very close” to being available to the public. “I didn’t come in to make merch. I came in to make operas,” he said. “That’s no knock to merch and no knock to T-shirts, but now it’s time to change the architecture. It’s time to design cities.” 

Lil Keed Announces "Trapped On Cleveland 3" Release Month

Is it fair to predict that the YSL movement will have a major 2020 campaign? Young Thug previously teased the arrival his Punk album in February, though that’s certainly subject to change. Next up, it would seem we’ve got Lil Keed, who recently took to Instagram to announce the arrival his upcoming project TOC3, an abbretion for Trapped On Cleveland. Though he neglected to specify an exact date, he did confirm that the project is set for a March release. 

Lil Keed Announces "Trapped On Cleveland 3" Release Month

You may recall that Keed previously dropped Trapped On Cleveland 2 back in July 2018, with appearances from Paperlovee and Young Slatt. Last year, Keed came through with his proper debut album Long Live Mexico, which brought plenty YSL heavy hitters into the fold. Now, with that momentum carrying into the new decade, look for Keed’s third installment  TOC to be his biggest release thus far.

Should you be interested in learning more about the rapper many are calling YSL’s next up, check out our exclusive interview with Keed right here. Check back for more details on the upcoming TOC3 album, if and when Keed decides to go public with the release date. 

Travis Barker Auctioning Off His Collection Of Pricy Vintage Convertibles

Travis Barker is parting ways with a few his vintage vehicles, and he’s partnered with Barrett-Jackson to auction them f to the highest bidders. According to TMZ, Travis is saying goodbye to three his babies: a 1941 Cadillac 62 Series Convertible, a 1960 Cadillac Coupe Deville, and a 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer. The convertible is predicted to reach up to $100,000 while the Chevy might even rake in a whopping $200,000. 

Travis talked about his love for vintage cars with The Low And Slow Car Show in February last year ahead his Musink Music Festival and Tattoo Convention that he founded, sharing that his dad was the one who introduced him to all different kinds  old school whips. Travis has always made his love for Cadillacs in particular a known passion through his ink, as he has at least two Cadillac tattoos, including an emblem on his chest and a Cadillac script down his rib cage that took 12 hours to create.

His decision to let go a few cars from his own collection stems from his desire to expand in many different areas his life, and to make room for new rides. He recently bought a warehouse in Southern California, where he will house the remainder his car collection, as well as his clothing brands and new record label DTA records.

CM Punk Goes Scorched Earth On The Miz: WWE Fans React

WWE superstar The Miz was a featured guest during Tuesday night’s episode WWE Backstage on FS1 and, course, he felt like his particular episode was the best so far.

In a video posted to the WWE on Fox twitter account following the show, the A-Lister was seen bragging about how good the show, when co-hosts Renee Young and Paige contented that some previous episodes might have been better. No issues there, just some good ole fashioned banter.

The Miz then took a subtle jab at CM Punk by saying, “oh, sorry I didn’t change the culture,” referencing a comment made by Punk during his first appearance on the WWE Backstage. As it turns out, Punk didn’t take that joke lightly. 

The former WWE champ posted the following tweet on Wednesday morning in response to the video: “Go suck a blood money covered dick in Saudi Arabia, you fucking dork.” Yikes.

Naturally, WWE fans had plenty to say about that tweet, which has since been deleted. Check out some the reactions below.

"Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert" Documentary Coming To YouTube

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has a long history – a 20-year-long history to be exact. The mega-festival has grown to bring in 125,000 people for each its two weekends and has become one the biggest events in music. Music festivals continue to proliferate each year, but Coachella remains the most talked-about and most-emulated. It highlights the hottest up-and-comers and books the most impressive headliners to provide weekends filled with surprises. YouTube Originals will explore how Coachella has evolved into such a massive cultural phenomenon in its forthcoming documentary, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert

"Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert" Documentary Coming To YouTube

The doc will include behind-the-scenes stories the festival’s origins, exclusive interviews and footage iconic performances from the likes Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Travis Scott, LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against The Machine, Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, Björk, The White Stripes, Moby, Beck and Radiohead. YouTube will debut the flick on March 31 and will also be streaming many the festival’s sets for the tenth year in-a-row. 

Coachella revealed its 2020 lineup last week with Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean as headliners. Other notable acts include Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Big Sean, DaBaby, Summer Walker and Roddy Ricch