Tee Grizzley Speaks Out Following Aunt/Manager’s Shooting Death

Detroit, MI – Only a few days after Tee Grizzley’s manager was killed in a Detroit shooting, the Motor City rapper has spoken out about her untimely death. On Friday (August 23), Tee shared a video of 41-year-old Jobina Brown to his Instagram account.

“Since I was 12,” he wrote in the caption. “We been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me???? Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much.”

In the clip, Brown doesn’t realize Tee is filming her but once she does, she smiles and quickly covers her face.

Several of Tee’s peers sent words of encouragement in the comment section.

Fetty Wap wrote, “She watching over you now bro keep showin out for her,” while PnB Rock said, “YOU GOT A HELLUVA ANGEL NOW BRO.”

Casanova, Moneybagg Yo, Young Ma, Fabolous, Asian Da Brat and Jay Rock showed their support as well.

Brown was shot and killed on Tuesday night (August 20) after a gunman opened fire on their Cadillac Escalade. Tee and the driver weren’t hit, but Brown was struck multiple times and ultimately succumbed to her wounds.

Lil Uzi Vert, Jeezy & Missy Elliott Conquer This Week’s "FIRE EMOJI" Playlist

This week’s edition the FIRE EMOJI playlist begins on a subtler note than last. The new entrants represent a wide field interests, beginning with Missy Elliott‘s submission  “Throw It Back” in a year where she’s been on the receiving end the greatest plaudits imaginable for musicians in North America, whether it’s through her enshrinement in the Songwriter’s Hall Fame, or simply the way she’s bandied about in conversation. Adding her to your barbershop Top 50 is a good place to start; kudos to her for turning back the clock in the week that was Sunday the 18th through Saturday the 24th August.

This notion second or third chances remained consistent throughout the week. Yo Gotti, himself a veteran type by most people’s standards, kept his rep going strong by mixing with the new generation- “Pose” his collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert earning him a spot above other deserving candidates. Elsewhere, Jeezy and Rick Ross figure in the conversation as well, f the strength “’06” – as did Moneybagg Yo, Wiz Khalifa, Peewee Longway, Tyga, Brockhampton, Lizzo and DaBaby for an ensemble cast like no other in recent memory. Enjoy your listening and be sure to follow all HNHH Spotify playlists below

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Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams’ New Court Designs Leaked

The 2019-20 NBA season is a little less than two months away and teams across the league will soon be unveiling their new alternate uniforms for the upcoming season. Some teams have already announced their special edition jerseys and home courts, but others are keeping the details under wraps for now.

However, a number the alternate home court designs have already leaked, giving fans and idea what to expect from their franchise’s “Classic” and “City” Edition uniforms. This includes the Atlanta Hawks’ Peach State design, and the Portland Trail Blazers’ 50th anniversary celebration.

Judging from the leaks, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors will be throwing it back to the 90s for select games with their “Classic Edition” uniforms and court, similar to the Memphis Grizzlies, Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz which were revealed a few weeks back. Some teams, like the Los Angeles Clippers, will have an entirely new everyday home floor to matchup with their new-look roster.

Scroll through each the rumored court designs below and stay tuned for the ficial announcements. 

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

Clippers, Raptors, Cavs & Other NBA Teams' New Court Designs Leaked

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Instagram Gallery: An Introduction To Lil Tecca

Just as the leagues rappers before him who used their SoundCloud popularity as a springboard to mainstream success, Lil Tecca is now fully in the spotlight as an up-and-coming artist to watch. At just 16-years-old, the Queens-bred rapper currently boasts the No. 8 spot on the coveted Billboard Hot 100 chart with his breakout hit “Ran$om,” a followup to viral hits like “Molly Girl” and “Bossanova.” Riding the hot-right-now wave melodic rap as an entry point into the industry, Lil Tecca’s dulcet beats and goy, down-to-earth social media personality signal staying power far beyond his teen peers who found fame just as quickly.

“I just be chilling on the internet, really,” says Tecca his vibrant Instagram following. “And I don’t go to the internet to do the most. I try to not look at what anyone else does and just stay in my own lane. Like tunnel vision, you feel me? I’m not looking at everyone else. So yeah, everything you see from me on the internet, it’s coming from me. It’s not coming from no one else.” 

“The internet is a place where it’s very easy to get attention. It’s a good thing, but it can be bad,” he continues, rounding his surprisingly balanced outlook regarding the marriage between internet popularity and track performance. “That’s why I don’t talk about dumb stuff on Instagram. There’s so many people watching. I don’t think I’m a face for the youth, but they like me, I guess.”

If you haven’t vibed yet to the cool, laid-back vibe Lil Tecca’s melodic rap anthem well on its way to the top the Billboard 100, keep reading for an Instagram introduction to this young artist on the rise. 


Stats

1,000,000 views is a major accomplishment, especially for a teenager who is just starting to explore his own sound. 

Live Show 

Judging by the way Tecca commanded the crowd at this Chicago show, he is far from just an “internet rapper.” 

YBN

Tecca wasn’t lying when he told Billboard that he “really fuck swith YBN. They’re fire. I be talking to Nahmir and he’s funny.” 

2x Platinum 

Here, Tecca links up with Menohbeats, a 2x platinum producer best known for linking up with Lil Skies.

Ran$om 

Even in the studio, Tecca knew that his breakout “Ran$om” was a chart-worthy hit. 

Taz Taylor 

Incredibly, Lil Tecca’s work in the studio has even caught the attention Grammy-nominated producer Taz Taylor who has worked with hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Future

You Made It 

Proud to take note his accomplishments, Lil Tecca couldn’t help but shout out one the first times his social media popularity filtered into digital media. 

Love Me 

Now boasting nearly 7 million views on Youtube, Tecca’s got another hit on his hands with “Love Me.” Here, the rapper gets down in the studio while putting the finishing touches on the track. 

NY

For a NY artist, there’s nothing quite like seeing an ad for your hit single in Times Square. 

BTS

Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot the visual for “Ran$om” which is sure to soon break the 100,000,000 mark (with a tongue-in-cheek caption referencing his happy ending fer).  

Rumored "PS5" Design Met With Doubt, Questions, & Memes

Playstation 5 fever has been spreading at a rapid pace. It seems as if every week a new development “leaks,” keeping Sony’s upcoming console comfortably within the public’s collective headspace. Given that Sony is currently fending f rampant Spider-Man cosplayers, some which have likely done their damndest to create home-made webbing, they need all the help they can get. Still, the PS5 remains one the most anticipated pieces technology, and will likely fly f the shelves when it eventually releases next year.

Rumored "PS5" Design Met With Doubt, Questions, & Memes

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But what will it look like? Today, we may very well have gotten a glimpse at what’s to come, by way yet another well-placed “leak.” This one arrives courtesy game developer Matthew Stott, whose original Tweet served to spread like wildfire among the curious masses. The public, wary change at the best times, was immediately compelled to respond with that old familiar defense mechanism, humor. As is their right – memes are simply expected at this point, so why dete from tradition?

Yet some the more resourceful types made sure to elevate this one to a different hype plane altogether – enter, a 3D rendering, depicting a close-to-reality look at the PlayStation 5. Could this be what Sony is keeping under wraps? And if so, can you dig it?                      

"Rambo: Last Blood" Shares Second Trailer Ahead Of Film’s Premiere

We’re now just weeks away from the theatrical release the last Rambo film that sees Sylvester Stallone out on a hunt for revenge when it comes to the security his family. The latest trailer that has arrived ties in past clips from the trio films in the franchise leading to the final assignment that has Stallone pursue a cartel that kidnaps a group women – one that happens to be his caretaker’s daughter. 

“In every film, Rambo never goes home, he goes out the to the jungle or Afghanistan,” Sylvester said  Rambo: Last Blood. “In the new one, he does come home, but in a way he never arrives. He’s there, but he’s not. That’s what the whole story is built around. As soon as he walks outside his door, he has no more control. The world controls you.”

The series clips in the latest trailer shows the crazy traps Sylvester’s character sets up to make his opponents know that he isn’t playing around. “You started this…I’ll end it,” he says, as seen in the clip below.

Rambo: Last Blood hits theatres September 20th – watch the full trailer below.

Damon Dash Says JAY-Z ‘Ain’t Sh*t’ for Taking NFL Deal

Damon Dash is putting JAY-Z on blast.

The hip-hop mogul, who co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Hov, is weighing in on the Roc Nation boss’ new NFL partnership, claiming the deal has exposed him as a backstabber.

“I mean everybody knows JAY ain’t shit like that. Everybody knows that,” he told Adam22 on the “No Jumper” podcast ( TMZ).

According to Dame, JAY is only out for himself. “If you ask anyone in the industry, it’s common knowledge that JAY ain’t shit,” he said. “He’s about the bag. We all know that. He’s self-preserving, period. It’s just that the people he does it to don’t have Beyoncé next to him, they don’t have that kind of power.”

He cited other instances when JAY would deceive him. “It’s not even a secret. He do that shit to me with girls,” said Dame. “I’ll be talking to a chick and I’ll be like, ‘Yo, she asked me to do this that and the third.’ And he’ll be like, ‘I wouldn’t do it.’ And then the next day he’s wifed her.”

The comments shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise considering Dame and JAY’s rocky past. He feels JAY betrayed him when he cut him out of the Roc-A-Fella deal and caused the label’s demise.

JAY-Z has been criticized for taking the NFL deal despite Colin Kaepernick still not having a job in the NFL. But despite the backlash, Dame thinks JAY is untouchable and even compared him to Trump.

“There’s always been a pattern with that dude. Everyone always forgives him,” he added. “He’s like Trump in that way. He could do anything, say anything, and everyone goes with the populist sometimes.”

Funkmaster Flex previously claimed that Jermaine Dupri was offered a similar deal to JAY-Z with the NFL, but JAY told him to turn it down. However, the So So Def mogul shot down Flex’s claim during an interview with Atlanta’s V-103. “It was never nothing like that,” he said. “He never told me don’t do what I was doing.”

Jeezy Forecasts Snow As Guest Meteorologist On The Weather Channel

It’s Jeezy week, and to cap f a week promoting and celebrating his new album, TM104: The Legend the Snowman, the Atlanta rapper stopped by his hometown’s Weather Channel studio. Jeezy kicked f his segment as guest meteorologist by introducing himself to viewers as “yours truly, the weatherman, better known as the snowman”. Given the snowman theme that has pervaded Jeezy’s work and image since he stepped onto the scene, giving a weather report was definitely an ingenious marketing idea. 

Jeezy gave a regular report until the screen switched to display a forecast calling for snow in Atlanta with “The Legend the Snowman” written at the top. He explained this weird meteorological phenomenon: “It’s gonna get to snowing, cause my album is in the streets and I am the snowman,  Atlanta, Georgia”. 

Jeezy also rocked one his iconic snowman tees, which is pretty hilarious when you remember that they were banned from schools nationwide back around the release his debut studio album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. The shirts became incredibly popular but when school administrators realized that the snowman symbolized Jeezy’s coke-dealing past, they weren’t thrilled. Now, it all comes full circle as Jeezy releases the last instalment the Thug Motivation series through Def Jam. The top comment on The Weather Channel’s tweet calls out Jeezy for his subtle move on broadcast television, “Y’all know he’s taking about cocaine, right”.

Watch for the outtakes at the end. 

Lil Uzi Vert Offers to Pay Student’s $90,000 Tuition

Lil Uzi Vert is giving back in a big way.

The Grammy-nominated rapper agreed to pay a Temple University student’s $90,000 tuition, and it was all captured on video. While walking through a department store in Philadelphia on Thursday night, Uzi ran into a fan named Raheel Ahmad, who asked if he would give him $90,000 for his college tuition.

“Can you pay for my college tuition?” asked Ahmad before Uzi stopped in his tracks to ask him how much. “Ninety grand, I go to Temple, bro,” replied Ahmad.

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“Ninety grand? I could pay for that,” said Uzi before revealing the terms of his donation, including that the student finish school. “But this is the thing, though. If I pay for your college tuition, are you going to finish college or are you going to bullshit?”

After Ahmad vowed to keep his end of the deal, Uzi then asked for his Instagram handle and told him to send all his transcripts. “If you don’t show me, you won’t get 90 grand,” he said.

On Friday, the generous rapper also teamed up with Yo Gotti on their new collaboration “Pose.”

A$AP Rocky Reportedly Refused to Thank Trump

The White House is reportedly upset that A$AP Rocky didn’t issue a public “thank you” to President Trump over his attempts to pressure the Swedish government to release the rapper from jail.

According to a new report from Yahoo! News, Trump’s team got involved in trying to secure Rocky’s freedom under the condition that they would receive a public thank you.

“The White House didn’t ask for anything. There were no conditions attached, but my condition and Kareem [Lanier]’s condition was that all I’m asking for you guys to do is say thank you,” said Darrell Scott, an Ohio pastor and Trump surrogate, who helped to advocate for the rapper’s release.

According to Scott, Rocky’s manager John Ehmann consented. “If a serial killer gets Rocky out of jail, I would have no problem saying thank you to the serial killer,” Ehmann allegedly said.

Despite Trump’s attempt, a Swedish court convicted Rocky of assault, sentencing him to the time he already served and two years of probation. Rocky previously spent a month in Swedish jail.

After his release, the White House was expecting a public acknowledgment that Trump had helped with his case, hoping that his plea for the rapper would help his image with black voters. Rocky thanked his supporters on Instagram, but made no mention of Trump.

When Trump’s team spoke with Ehmann, he reportedly started making excuses about Rocky needing time to travel and rest. Within two days after he was freed, his team stopped responding to text messages from Trump’s people.

Scott told Ehmann, “I hope you guys aren’t going back on what you said you were going to do.”

Rocky apparently wouldn’t even thank the White House behind the scenes. “All he had to do was do a two-minute call to say thank you,” said Scott. “Rocky hasn’t even called us and said, ‘Hey, man, thank you guys. I appreciate it,’ in private. Just in private.”

Lanier, co-chairman of the Urban Revitalization Coalition, attributed this to the potential backlash that Rocky could face for embracing the President. “One of the problems that we have as a culture — and I’m talking about black Americans — is herd mentality,” said Lanier. “Right now it’s popular for those guys to bash President Trump.”

Watch a Trailer for Travis Scott’s Netflix Documentary ‘Look Mom I Can Fly’

Travis Scott is bringing Astroworld to Netflix.

After announcing the project with a surprise pop-up in his hometown, the Houston rapper has debuted the trailer for his Netflix special, Look Mom I Can Fly.

The documentary, which was shot in the months surrounding the release of his chart-topping album Astroworld, chronicles his journey to superstardom and includes footage from his live shows and home videos from his childhood.

The trailer opens with La Flame performing for a small crowd at a show in 2014 before watching the same footage in present day. He is then seen raging in front of a crowd of thousands while fans their share testimonies (“He saved my life,” says one).

The 85-minute film, directed by White Trash Tyler, also features highlights from Travis’ life and career, including him becoming a father and performing at the Super Bowl. His girlfriend Kylie Jenner and their daughter Stormi also make cameos.

Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly hits Netflix on Aug. 28. Watch the trailer below.

Nipsey Hussle’s Family Launches Neighborhood Nip Foundation

In the wake of Nipsey Hussle’s death, the rapper’s family has launched the Neighborhood Nip Foundation.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the foundation will continue Nipsey’s efforts in his community, including creating opportunities for young people who are hoping to break into music.

It was inspired by Nipsey’s own involvement in the Watts Towers program, which gave the then-teenager access to a recording studio for free.

“We used to talk a lot about [what the Watts Towers program] meant to him. A push, a little help can go a long way, and that’s what this foundation will 100% be about,” said Hussle’s brother, Samiel Asghedom. “The foundation will be aligned with everything Nip believed in and what helped him.”

Nipsey Hussle's Family Launches Neighborhood Nip Foundation

Atlantic Records, who partnered with the rapper’s All Money In imprint to release his debut album Victory Lap last year, has already made a six-figure donation.

“They wanted to be the first to donate,” said Asghedom. “It’s important we let people know that.”

Atlantic Records chairman and CEO Craig Kallman and chairman and COO Julie Greenwald said, “Nipsey will be forever missed, but his courageous, generous spirit lives on in his incredible music and the impact he made on the community. Nip’s love for the generation coming up behind him is a big part of what’s inspiring this foundation, and we’re proud to celebrate his life by supporting his legacy.”

Before his death, Nipsey was working with PUMA on a collaborative collection with his Marathon Clothing brand. The collection will be released Sept. 5, with 100% of net proceeds going to the Neighborhood Nip Foundation.

“Nipsey always put his community first and we know he wouldn’t want it any other way,” said PUMA in a statement. “He was a visionary who believed in the power of optimism, inspiration and action and The Neighborhood Nip Foundation will continue his legacy as a champion of the people.”


Hasbro Toys Now Owns Death Row Records

Death Row Records has reportedly been acquired by the Hasbro toy company, the same entity responsible for several classic toys such as Mr. Potato Head, My Little Pony and G.I. Joe.

According to Rolling Stone, Hasbro announced on Thursday (August 22) they had purchased Entertainment One, a multimedia company that owns the children’s franchises Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.

eOne also has a music division, which just happens to be one of the largest independent labels in the industry. During this year’s first quarter, the company took in $30 million worth of revenue.

“Hasbro will leverage eOne’s immersive entertainment capabilities to bring our portfolio of brands that have appeal to gamers, fans and families to all screens globally and realize full franchise economics across our blueprint strategy for shareholders,” CEO Brian Goldner told Deadline. “We are excited to welcome eOne’s talented employees from around the world into the Hasbro family.”

eOne has owned Death Row’s catalog for several years. The company spent roughly $280 million to buy it in 2013, seven years after the legendary Hip Hop label was forced to declare bankruptcy.

Toys Against The World?

A$AP Ferg & Chance The Rapper Freestyle Over Classics By OutKast & Jay-Z: Watch

Having both completed full-length projects in recent weeks, A$AP Ferg and Chance The Rapper were in rare form when the opportunity arose for them to flex their chops on Sway in the Morning. As the narrative went, Ferg was in the studio recording with Sway when Chance The Rapper and his entourage entered the establishment for reasons unknown.

Right away, Ferg had the bright idea putting Chance to work, in a two-person freestyle session with an episodic storytelling arc. “We got the richest n—as in Chicago in here right now,” Ferg said upon seeing Chance in the building. He then suggested they do the aforementioned freestyle, to which Chance The Rapper responded. “I’m so ready for that, let’s do it.”

Chance and Ferg’s interplay went as well as one would expect, with the Harlemite repping everything from his father D-Ferg to veteran battle rapper Murda Mook, himself a product Harlem, NY.

“That was before you was listening to gospel music,” Ferg rapped, hoping to incite his partner into a lyrical rapture . “And that was when you used to be rockin’ to it, on the tour bus.”
“I’m married now/Don’t get carried now, don’t get carried away,” Chance interjected in full-swing. “I got the ring, shout out to my bae.”

Check out both freestyle rounds in the above video, as well as Ferg’s dolo interview with Sway – before Chance The Rapper entered the frame. Listen to Floor Seats here.

50 Cent Expresses Amazement At Busta Rhymes’ Fitness Results Once Again

As you may remember, last year, 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes got in a bit a spat. It all started with 50 clowning Busta for having the “strongest neck in hip hop“. Despite this being a relatively innocuous comment and 50 Cent being the biggest instigator in hip hop, Busta did not take 50’s odd compliment lightly. This led to a series childish back-and-forth jabs, with the latest development being 50 genuinely commending Busta on his progress in the gym back in April. But course, when it comes to 50 – who can be as petty as a cartoon villain – it’s hard to tell whether he’s praising someone or taking a subtle shot. 

For this reason, 50’s latest Instagram post about Busta’s physique has us on our toes. In regards to a photo an incredibly hefty-looking Bus-a-Bus, 50 wrote, “Damn it man, Busta arms the size my leg. LOL WHAT TF is going on BUS”. While this can be interpreted as amazement at his strength, the “LOL” and laughing emojis might stir this semi-friendly feud in the wrong direction. Busta probably won’t be too happy when he finds himself as the butt 50’s joke once again. Considering Busta’s ever-increasing size, 50 still making these comments shows that he is truly afraid nothing and everyone is merely a pawn to be used for his own amusement.