Chicago producer-rapper Young Chop dissed 21 Savage on Instagram, Saturday, adding to the list artists he’s dissed recently.
“I state facts. Yeah, I’m saying niggas’ names. Yeah, 21, all y’all niggas some bitches. What’s up? On God,” Chops says in a video on his social media. “And I’m in Atlanta. And 21, we live in the same area. Tell the people that. We live in the same fucking area. We go to the same Walmart, nigga. What’s up, nigga. Let the people know that. “
He continued, “The reason you don’t walk around with no jewelry. Let them know that. With yo’ bitch ass. You a bitch. And I walk around with all my jewelry on. And my shit real. Fuck wrong with you?”
Chop dissed Meek Mill earlier this week, calling him scary: “That boy really scary like that though.”
Mill responded on Twitter saying, “It’s obvious chop having some mental issues. Y’all be gassing stuff so much y’all just gone ignore it! I been getting beats from him for years hope he get well.”
2 Chainz is one of the many artists who has been using Instagram Live to stay connected to his fans. During a recent session, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi revealed the second installment of his collaborative album with Lil Wayne will arrive sometime in 2020.
“I’m also dropping ColleGrove 2 this year,” he said.
The first ColleGrove project arrived in 2016 and featured production from a bevy of notable beatsmiths, including Southside, Mike Will Made-It, TM88, Infamous, Zaytoven, Lil’ C, Metro Boomin, Ben Billions and London on da Track.
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The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 upon its release with roughly 53,000 total album equivalent units sold in its first week. While technically a joint project, 2 Chainz received sole credit due to Wayne’s label problems at the time.
Post Malone plans to hold a massive, online, celebrity beer bong tournament on Instagram Live to raise money for COVID-19 relief funds.
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The “The Ballina Cup,” as its being called, will be held over eight days with a total 16 participants. TMZ says celebrities will include Travis Kelce, Rob Gronkowski, Sports Illustrated Swim model Camille Kostek, Johnny Manziel, Machine Gun Kelly, Kane Brown, Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger, and more.
The event will be conducted through video chat from the celebrities’ homes, in accordance with social distancing practices. Entry fees will be collected and given to relief funds.
The Ballina Cup begins next week, with two matches per night. A trophy and wrestling belt will be awarded to the winner.
Planning the Ballina Cup, reportedly, is not taking away from Malone’s time in the studio. His longtime manager Dre London hinted at the rapper being in “Quarantine Album mode,” last week: “I’m sorry I can’t stay away from my brother Posty! I’ll take the chance,” wrote the music executive on Instagram. “Tonight we made a smash on FaceTime now we gonna just go into Quarantine Album mode! If we don’t connect energy how the world] gonna enjoy this summer?”
As the coronavirus pandemic forces people into self-quarantine and scientists around the globe work tirelessly to find a cure (or at least a vaccine) for COVID-19, Donald Trump and former host of The Apprentice is facing criticism for not getting ahead of the situation.
On Saturday (March 28), 50 Cent made it perfectly clear how he feels about the way Trump is handling the pandemic50 Cent Sends Shots To Donald Trump On Instagram , sharing an Instagram post that read, “You wanted a reality show host as president. Well now you’re on Survivor.”
He wrote in the caption, “yeah we fucked up big time, but we gonna be alright watch. LOL.”
It was only two weeks ago that 50 was hitting a strip club in New York City as the coronavirus was making its way across the globe. In video of his wild night out, 50 threw dollar bills at the dancers and wasn’t adhering to the social distancing rules set in place.
But the situation has grown exponentially more serious since then. The United States now has more reported cases of COVID-19 than any other country in the world. New York alone has over 52,000 cases.
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New York officials forecast the apex of the pandemic in the state is still 14 to 21 days away. At that point, the state expects it will need 140,000 hospital beds. According to the latest report from the CDC, there are 103,321 reported cases in the U.S. and 1,668 deaths.
Twitch’s live event, ‘Stream Aid 2020’, is helping raise money for the World Health Organization.
The 12-hour stream features celebrity guests, music, and games like Fortnite. The event went live on the main Twitch website at noon EST. Twitch hopes to raise as much money as possible to help the WHO fight COVID-19.
Diplo, Die Antwoord, and Charlie Puth are just a few of the music stars stopping by.
Gaming streamers on the platform are also headlining a tournament. Those streamers are participating in doing their part to help raise funds to fight coronavirus.
“Literally, every single person who’s in my live stream has someone who’s affected,” one streamer said. “A lot of people are a little nervous. They don’t know how long they’re going to be out from work, out from school, and they realize how serious it is.”
Twitch is rapidly growing as more and more people are forced to stay home. While the site is geared primarily toward gamers, it has seen an during this crisis.
The site even partnered with SoundCloud to help to affiliate status. Twitch affiliate status allows users to monetize their channels and collect donations from the audience. Twitch itself is no stranger to live streams to benefit causes.
Last year, a game streamer raised more than $2 million in 24 hours for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Other charity organizations like Awesome Games Done Quick also use the platform to reach its audience to benefit their chosen charities.
Some users have concerns about Twitch’s ability to keep the show rolling, though.
Last year during the Fortnite event, Twitch went offline with 3.4 million concurrent viewers. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Twitch has seen numbers rise drastically. So far, the stream seems to be staying up – Amazon probably learned a lesson last year in catering to more massive crowds.
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.
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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.
The ‘Gram – On Thursday (March 26), Grammy award-winning producer Boi-1da posted a promo of his Friday night beat battle against fellow producer Hit-Boy slated for Friday night on Instagram Live.
The epic duel lasted over two hours and stunned its audience that peaked at over 17,000 viewers as Hit-Boy and Boi-1da dug deep into their bags and leaked new songs that they crafted in collaboration with Tee Grizzley, Drake, Roddy Ricch, Nas, Big Sean and Nipsey Hussle.
Just as several viewers thought Boi-1da was on the ropes, he struck back with his own heat with an earnest warning.
“You remember when Trump and Kim Jong-Un were beefing and talking about nukes and shit? You know all that shit? I gotta press the red button. I’m not even playing with you, Hit-Boy,” Boi-1da said before he released Drake and Roddy Ricch’s new song.
Tyga has turned his boredom into a quarantine anthem.
Amid the global lockdown, T-Raww unleashes his latest single “Bored in the House,” inspired by the viral TikTok video of him lip-syncing to Curtis Roach’s original song. Tyga takes Roach’s rap and transforms it into a full-fledged twerk slapper, with lyrics drawn from his quarantine experience.
“I need me a thick chick / Sittin’ on the couch and I’m goin’ through my Netflix / Bored than a motherfucker / I ain’t even doin’ shit,” he raps over the bass-heavy beat. “Tell her pull up, make it shake like Nesquik / Neck frozen with nowhere to go, bitch.”
Tyga’s 10-second “Bored in his House” clip has racked up more than 35 million views in just seven days. He also teamed up with Chris Brown for some joint TikTok videos.
“Bored in the House” follows Tyga’s recent “Freak” collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion and his “Ayy Macarena” remake of Los del Río’s hit, which has over 250 million streams.
Tyga can also be seen and heard in the video for Kygo’s new single “Like It Is” featuring Zara Larsson.
After first teasing the track in November, the super-producer has debuted his long-awaited remix to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Timbo gives the ’80s dance anthem a complete makeover, flipping it into a sultry slow jam, the perfect addition to your quarantine and chill playlist.
Timbo decided to release the remix in light of the times. “I feel like the world needs to hear this beautiful voice right now so I want to share this with you,” he said.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” was the first single from Houston’s 1987 album Whitney. The 3x platinum hit topped the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Timbaland remains busy even during quarantine. He recently produced “What I Need” for Megan Thee Stallion’s new project Suga and has been entertaining fans with his beat battles. He and Swizz Beatz faced off in an epic showdown on Instagram Live earlier this week.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been proving himself to be one the best players in the entire NBA and prior to the NBA hiatus, he was in the discussion to win his second-straight NBA MVP award. Now, he spends most his time on IG Live where he answers fan questions. Recently, Giannis was talking about who he hatest to play in front the most. Giannis even mentioned the Toronto Raptors and how Drake is pretty up there. However, Giannis immediately retracted his Drake statement and claimed that Raptors Superfan Nav is the one who annoys him the most because the way he is constantly talking trash.
Nav saw the clip Giannis’ admission and immediately took to Twitter where he noted that everything he says is all fun and games. The superfan even fered Giannis a meal for the next time he comes to Toronto.
“Hahaha @Giannis_An34love you like family before and after the game but during those 48 minutes I have to do whatever it takes to give my boys the edge! You have to know when you visit Toronto you get the 1-2 punch @Drakethen the superfan 🙂 dinner on me next time #staysafe,” Nav wrote.
Clearly, these two have a friendly rivalry that is all in good fun. For Nav, the rivalry has been just a tad one-sided so far. Perhaps that will change when the Bucks beat the Raptors in a playf series.
It’s been nearly four months since Juice Wrld’s life came to a tragic end, and his death is still haunting those who loved him. On March 27, Kid Cudi dug up an old tweet from the Chi-Town rapper that read, “@KidCudi I need to work with you legend.”
Cudi replied, “It hurts we never got to work together. When we met at Coachella I was surprised u were even a fan. I didnt feel so old after all haha I got something just for u I hope u love. All for you brother. Tell my dad I said hey. Love u man.”
It hurts we never got to work together. When we met at Coachella I was surprised u were even a fan. I didnt feel so old after all haha I got something just for u I hope u love. All for you brother. Tell my dad I said hey. Love u man. https://t.co/XtmrmDZj2q
Juice Wrld died on December 8, 2019 after suffering a fatal seizure at the Chicago Midway International Airport. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the official cause of death as an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine.
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Witnesses claimed Juice swallowed multiple Percocet pills in an effort to conceal them from awaiting law enforcement who had allegedly received a tip there were drugs and guns onboard the private plane.
While walking through the terminal, he collapsed into the seizure and was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois where he died. He was 21 years old.
Houston, TX – The social media era has created an almost exaggerated sense of entitlement. Up and coming artists are now able to reach out and (virtually) touch executives on a whim. However, it’s hard not to entertain their optimism — especially when so many randomly viral moments have resulted in lucrative careers.
Still, there’s something to be said for the hunger and drive it took to break into the industry in a pre-social media-driven landscape. Rappers think they have the drive, but how far would they go?
It’s this idea that makes the story of New Jersey MC Q45 so fascinating.
“I took a long hiatus from rap,” he tells HipHopDX while discussing his new LP No Black Men Were Killed While Making This Album.
Q45 walked away from music over a decade ago after realizing it wasn’t going to work out for him the way he imagined. He got into finance and now owns a successful wealth management firm in Houston, Texas.
But, the Atlantic City native didn’t come to that decision lightly. At his height, he seemed to be on his way following possibly one of the more gutsy stunts of his day: sleeping outside of JAY-Z‘s Def Jam office for 38 days back in 2006.
“I slept outside of Hov’s office Monday through Friday, handing out mixtapes and newspaper articles,” he says. “I would go home over the weekend, record a whole new mixtape and be back on Monday.”
The move proved fruitful, garnering some attention by the Atlantic City Press — eventually earning him a chance to rap for Hov, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith and Roc Nation co-founder Jay Brown.
Unfortunately, it didn’t go the way he had hoped.
“[Jay] was like, ‘If I sign you, someone will be sleeping outside my office for the rest of my life,’” he recalls.
Randomly, Rampage The Last Boy Scout got a whiff of Q45’s story and signed him to his DeepFreeze Entertainment imprint. However, nothing materialized from the situation.
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“I did tracks with Trey Songz, Freeway, Angie Martinez, Nokio from Dru Hill and some others … but, they never popped off,” he says.
Another situation that earned Q a little buzz was a disagreement with The Game. He alleged that the Compton MC jacked his concept on “The Documentary” off of his debut album.
But ultimately, things just weren’t shaking out properly.
He’s since grown his business and now manages tens of millions of dollars for clients, both large and small — which is why you won’t find many pictures or videos from his music days. He’s taken great care to control his image. But being a true artist, the allure of music was too strong to ignore.
“Rap has been itching at me … I wanted to create something different: good music without all the guns, drugs and murder shit,” he explains. No Black Men Were Killed While Making This Album is a carefully curated, lyrically refined listen that includes guest verses from the likes Mickey Factz, battle rap powerhouse Loaded Lux and Joe Budden.
“It’s an old verse we did together before he retired,” he clarifies of Budden’s appearance. “I’ve been sitting on it.”
While the album is impressive, he notes he isn’t doing it for any other reason than to create — and has no plans to walk away from his business to pursue music.
“The older I get and the nicer my REAL life is, the wacker that fake shit is … this album is 100 percent authenticity,” he says. “Not one exaggeration or lie in the whole album. If it’s said, it’s word to God. I wanna show people you can make good music without sending out messages of destruction.”
He adds, “No black men die in my album — and that’s something that makes me proud.”
Listen to Q45’s No Black Men Were Killed While Making This Album below.
Nearly one year after releasing her debut album Shea Butter Baby, Ari Lennox follows it up with her remix EP.
The Dreamville songstress, who celebrated her 29th birthday on Thursday, calls on Doja Cat for the remix to “BMO,” which served as the third single from Shea Butter Baby. The “Juicy” rapper breaks off a punchline-filled verse over the slapping track.
“Break me off / Actin’ like a Kit Kat, taste it all / Like it when you turn yo ringer off / And turn me on and take it off,” raps a sassy Doja.
Lennox’s three-track EP also includes a remix to “I Been” with Smino and “Facetime” featuring singer Durand Bernarr, with production from J. Cole, Craig Brockman, Omen, Ron Gilmore, and Elite.
2 Chainz confirmed that a sequel to his 2016 collaborative album with Lil Wayne will arrive this year. During an Instagram Live stream with fans on Thursday, the Atlanta rapper made the big announcement.
“I’m also dropping ColleGrove 2 this year,” he told his followers. Young Money president Mack Maine retweeted the video and captioned it with the eyes emoji.
A sequel to ColleGrove has been teased for years. Back in April 2016, Tity Boi said “there’s plenty” more music on the way, while Lil Wayne said it was “already done.” In 2018, 2 Chainz once again hinted at a second installment. “ME AND MY BROTHA GOTTA ANOTHER 1 ON THE WAY,” he wrote.
ColleGrove debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in March 2016. It was originally billed as a collaborative project between 2 Chainz and Wayne, but 2 Chainz was credited as the primary artist due to Weezy’s label issues at the time.
Meanwhile, 2 Chainz says he has more “secret surprises” in store for fans this year. Last month, he released his DJ Spinz-produced single “NO TV” as well as No Face No Case, the debut compilation from his T.R.U. collective.
A woman alleges that she was drugged and raped at the rapper’s home. According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the victim, who refers to herself as Jane Doe, is also suing Montana’s employee, Mansour Bennouna, and Coke Boy Records for assault and battery, ual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, supervision and retention and negligence.
In the suit, Doe alleges that the men “had a longstanding practice of inviting women to their recording sessions, or choosing women at bars, and inviting them back to the Hidden Hills house.” She claims they would supply the women with “excessive amounts” of alcohol and drugs, “with the purpose of engaging in ual acts with them, without any regard to whether or not they consented, or were able to consent.”
The woman says that on March 28, 2018, Bennouna “ually assaulted, ually harassed, and raped” her, the same day Montana “ually assaulted, ually harassed” her. Earlier in the day, Montana allegedly invited her to the studio before inviting her back to his home with Bennouna. While at his house, Doe was invited to take a shot of alcohol. She remembers blacking out and “several men coming in and out of the bedroom.” She believes French was among those who ually assaulted her.
Doe says she went to the hospital and had a rape kit administered, which showed the presence of semen. She also reported the alleged rape to the police.
She is now seeking damages for “extreme emotional distress, anxiety, flashbacks and depression.” She says that the alleged assault has put a hold on her career as a model and actress.