In only a few years, Swae Lee has established himself as one the game’s strongest melodists. Between his work with Rae Sremmurd and his own solo output, the work speaks for itself. The quality was not lost on Eminem, who came through to give Swae Lee a shoutout on his recent album Music To Be Murdered By.
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In the climactic bars intro track “The Premonition,” Em sets up a scheme about how his fans have been violently pulling him in various directions. “I need to get me some Dre beats / No, I should hook up with Tay Keith,” he raps. “Fans keep on pulling me one way, haters pull me in another / got more hooks in me than Swae Lee.”
It didn’t take long for Swae to catch wind the reference, taking some time to show Em some love. After acknowledging that yes, he does indeed have a substantial volume hooks, Swae declared Eminem to be “a legend.” Common knowledge to hip-hop heads, but a statement that might prove divisive to younger listeners. Perhaps one day we shall see the pair join forces. Until then, check out the praise below.
p>Fif’s been trying to hound down Mari in order to collect his money, even demanding that she pays penalties for taking so long. According to new documents obtained by The Blast, Fif returned to court to accuse Mari shrugging f her court battle and withholding financial information such as her paychecks from VH1.
Fif filed new documents demanding the judge grant his motion to pay an additional $5,295.60 in sanctions on top the $30K that’s already owed. “To date, Mari has failed to pay a single dime to Jackson in satisfaction the Judgment despite earning over $100,000 this past year. Her previous claims under oath that she is “broke” no longer ring true, and it is more clear than ever that she has no intention paying her debts,” he said in court documents. He added that she’s “actively conceal her assets and prevent” him from receiving the money owed.
Miami, Florida – The platinum-selling trio of DoItAll, Mr. Funke and DJ Lord Jazz (collectively known as Lords Of The Underground) rose to prominence in the early 90s, with their first two albums spawning post-Golden Era essentials “Chief Rocka” and “Tic Toc” — among others.
Though their third and fourth releases, which dropped in 1999 and 2007 respectively, may have slipped under the mainstream radar, the group (now in their 27th year) has remained remarkably active.
Still, it’s been 13 years since fans have gotten a collective body of work from the trio. That all changes in 2020, as they prepare to drop their fifth studio album, So Legendary — announced earlier this year alongside the first single “Insomnia.”
According to Lord Jazz, the new album was simply a matter of time — and the group is back for the long haul.
“We love and are always recording,” Jazz tells HipHopDX. So Legendary is produced entirely by German production team The Snowgoons, who’ve developed a reputation in recent years for putting golden era heavyweights back on the map.
“Working with Snowgoons was a no brainer for me,” he notes. “These guys have dope beats and a great work ethic … I like that about them. The new project is definitely for both our fans and Snowgoons fans — we combined forces and knocked it out.”
Jazz explains that he first became aware of the Goons while living in Paris, France, from 2000 to 2012. “I would see them while doing gigs in Germany and all around Europe. I love their albums and what they have contributed to Hip Hop. Our European management (Latfro Agency) actually suggested that we do the album and made it happen.”
The project was recorded in Germany while the group was on tour. “On our days off we would record,” he says. “Hip Hop is about whats going on in your surroundings, so Du and Funke are actually painting a picture of what was happening while in Germany, listen to the verses.
“It was a plus that we were all together vibing in the studio and not in three different places,” he adds.
With 2023 marking their 30-year milestone, Jazz says he hopes Lords Of The Underground’s legacy will be longevity, positivity and great music that never degraded women.
“It’s up to us to write our own history because if we don’t somebody else will — and it won’t be authentic,” he says. “We strongly believe in helping others like Harriet Tubman did … Doitall is heavy into politics and making a big impact not only in his City of Newark but worldwide. I’m starting a DJ course at the school of Arts in Florida and teaching students about music and the great influence it has in the world.”
As for what keeps Jazz creativity motivated after almost three decades is simple: his family.
“My kids and wife keep me motivated. I have to provide for them so I’m always motivated and doing what I have to do,” he explains. “Creatively, just waking up and seeing the sun and breathing fresh air is motivation for me.
“My daughter DJ Glo keeps me on my Ps and Qs with the latest music,” he adds with a laugh. “She’s also a DJ, producer, actress and plays three different instruments … that’s motivation enough for me.”
The Lords Of The Underground’s long-awaited fifth album, So Legendary produced by The Snowgoons is coming soon. The group is also on tour in Europe this April. Jazz is also working on an EP with Jersey artist Tru Trilla.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson honored the late Nipsey Hussle throughout the NFL season with different custom cleats bearing the late rapper’s lyrics and imagery. With the season now over, Jackson will continue to pay tribute by cruising around in a Nipsey-inspired Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
The one–one truck comes equipped with an all black exterior, complimented by “Nipsey Blue” rims and a matching leather interior, as well as a blue Rolls-Royce hood ornament. Additionally, Jackson’s new Cullinan features custom lighting built into the doors that projects Nipsey’s face and logo on the ground whenever someone hops in or out the vehicle.
Check out the photos and videos Jackson’s new whip in the IG post embedded below.
Jackson, who grew up in the same neighborhood as Nipsey, was one the many athletes who were grief-stricken following Nip’s murder last March. At the time his passing, D-Jax said, “Can’t b life !! How they even allow this to happen ?? Bro I remember us being young homies before all the fame and money two young south central kids connecting and making something out our life’s and giving bac for our ppl & hood !!”
Quavo is evidently a fan the JIK merch because he just posed a photo him dripping in it from head-to-toe. He rocked an f-white (the shade, not the brand) crewneck with biblical paintings printed onto it, the blue vinyl-themed sweatpants and, last but not least, a pair simple JIK socks. Surprisingly, the Migos member didn’t complete the look with some Yeezys. He opted instead for the chaotic-looking Nike x Off-White Dunk Lows (the brand, not the shade), which dropped in December.
Meek Mill had something to say about Tekashi 6ix9ine’s latest prison photo.
Shortly after the incarcerated rapper’s alleged girlfriend shared a photo of 6ix9ine her Instagram account, the Dream Chaser Records founder hopped in the comment section to remind 6ix9ine he’s still a snitch.
“That witness protection drip,” he wrote.
In the photo, 6ix9ine’s signature rainbow-colored hair has been replaced by dark brown roots and dirty blonde tips. He’s dressed in an all-white prison jumpsuit and all-white sneakers, making his tattoos appear even more prominent.
The caption on the photo has seemingly infuriated the mother of 6ix9ine’s child Sara Molina who had plenty of vitriol for his current ride-or-die. Molina took issue with the line about her that read, “they had with the mother of your child.”
“Bitch don’t mention me if you ain’t gonna see me,” Molina responded in an Instagram post. “You’re weak asf, imagine sleeping with a nigga, while he still with his baby moms, ENDING UP WITH THE NIGGA, BUT YOU STILL MENTIONING ME FOR WHAT. He not even hugging you or kissing you. boy look like he’s dying inside standing right next to you. you the only one that looks happy dummy.”
Both women have been proud Beyhive members as well as sharing the hometown – Houston – along with the celebrated pop icon. The athleisure collection officially launched on January 17 with celebrities and influencers receiving boxes.
Their shipments came at a time when the collection has been facing backlash for the lack of inclusivity from the plus-size community. The controversy began when essayist Candice Marie Benbow and blogger LaToya T. Wright pointed out the faux pas. Many fans have been voicing their opinions over the lack of sizes beyond XL in the collection – for both men and women.
Wright composed an essay on her blog Curvy Fashionista regarding the exclusion, even going as far as to point out Beyonce’s emphasis on inclusivity in a December 2019 press release for the collection.
Check out Benbow’s Twitter post below.
We can love her and still say Bey is wrong for Ivy Park’s size exclusion.
You can’t celebrate the inclusivity of your other projects, having plus size dancers and background singers, but ignore us *again* when it comes to this.
The new visual, which dropped on Tuesday (January 12), stars a claymation version of PND as he tracks down three gigantic women wreaking havoc in Canada’s most populated city. OVO co-founder Drake, who sings on the track, is noticeably absent from short feature, animated or otherwise.
In the clip, the city of Toronto has been taken over by a trio of massive, scantily clad women. The Canadian government, who has tried and failed to reclaim the capital city, calls in PartyNextDoor for assistance.When the Canadian singer-songwriter arrives on the scene to find half-naked women who are several stories tall, the mission goes awry.
“Loyal” is one of two songs released by PND ahead of his upcoming album. Late last year, the 26-year-old musician told fans Twitter to expect a new album sometime in January 2020. Neither an album title nor official release date has been announced.
Whether Orlando Brown is trolling remains to be seen but according to a recent Instagram Live video, the actor/singer claims he let Nick Cannon give him oral .
“You want me to tell everybody and let everybody know that — fine. Nick, I let you suck my dick,” he says in the clip. “OK, fine. I said it. I let Nick suck my dick — and I liked it. It was OK. It was fine. Nick, you sucked my dick. But everybody knows you did it as a female but Nick, you sucked my dick.
“I don’t want to say that. Nick been sucking dick [laughs]. Nick, you know you’ve been sucking dick. You don’t want me on Wild ‘N Out. Nick been sucking dick. Everybody in the world gonna be like, ‘Nick been sucking dick.’
Several people in the comment section are accusing Brown of being high on crack, while others are skeptical of the claim altogether. In particular, the line about Cannon being “a female” as he allegedly performed the elicit act raised a few eyebrows.
Over the past few years, Brown has been arrested numerous times. In June 2018, he was busted with crack cocaine in Las Vegas while wandering around an area known for prostitution and illegal drug activity. Six months later, he was arrested a fifth time for breaking into his friend’s restaurant and attempting to change the locks.
In December 2018, Brown appeared on the Dr. Phil show where he insisted he was four years sober, was the son of Michael Jackson and had four children “that he knows of” but couldn’t remember their names or ages. The host expressed concern about his mental health.
Brown started his career as a child actor on shows such as That’s So Raven and The Jamie Foxx Show.
“Bitch don’t mention me if you ain’t gonna see me,” wrote Sara Molina as her ficial response on Instagram. “You’re weak asf, imagine sleeping with a n***a while he still with his baby moms, ENDING UP WITH THE N***A, BUT YOU STILL MENTIONING ME FOR WHAT. He not even hugging you or kissing you boy look like he’s dying inside standing right next to you. You the only one that looks happy dummy.”
In Tekashi’s defense, he had just learned that he wouldn’t be able to serve out his remaining time from home, which could be why he looks so miserable. Or, maybe Sara knows something that we don’t. Regardless, she didn’t have to come so hard at Jade.
Nipsey Hussle will receive a star-studded salute at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy has officially announced an all-star tribute to the late rapper during the telecast next weekend.
Meek Mill, YG, Roddy Ricch, DJ Khaled, John Legend, and Kirk Franklin will all take the stage to pay posthumous honor to the three-time Grammy nominee.
“An activist, entrepreneur and rapper, Nipsey Hussle had a lasting impact on not just his community, but also the culture at large,” said Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich. “There is no denying the influence he had and his legacy will be felt for generations to come. We are honored to bring together this amazing group of artists to celebrate Nipsey’s life and pay tribute to his many contributions to music. It’s sure to be a memorable performance.”
Nipsey, who was nominated for Best Rap Album for Victory Lap last year, is nominated for three awards at this year’s ceremony including Best Rap Performance (“Racks in the Middle”), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (“Higher”), and Best Rap Song (“Racks in the Middle”).
The Grammy tribute comes less than a year after the 33-year-old rapper was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store on March 31.
Hosted by Alicia Keys, the Grammy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Other performers include Ariana Grande, Tyler, The Creator, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lizzo, Rosalía, Run-D.M.C, Charlie Wilson, and more.
Christina Milian and her boyfriend, French singer-songwriter Matt Pokora, welcomed a son on Monday. Taking to Instagram, Milian revealed the baby’s name, Isaiah, along with a black-and-white photo of her son holding his mom’s finger.
“And so we begin. Isaiah 1/20/20,” wrote Milian. “Simply perfect. The world is yours Son. Love, Mom & Dad.”
Pokora posted a similar photo accompanied by a caption in French, which translates to: “Once upon a time there was Isaiah, born on 20/01/2020 … it’s your turn to write the rest … Welcome my son 🇺🇸 / 🇫🇷 ❤️ @christinamilian you’re my hero … Ps: le jour du Martin Luther King day … 🙏🏼”
In July, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Milian, 38, and Pokora, 34, started dating in August 2017.
“We got along so long so well from the very beginning,” Milian told “The Real” in 2018. “We have the best time together. I could spend every day with him, every moment and everything. It’s been cool. We just have a good time.”
Isaiah is the second child for Milian, who has a 9-year-old daughter, Violet, with ex-husband The-Dream.
The Rae Sremmurd crooner has expressed his desire to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. While speaking with TMZ, the “Unforgettable” hitmaker made his pitch to the NFL.
“To the NFL and all the highest up people, please, I would like to sing the next one,” said Swae, who performed an impromptu rendition from his car.
Swae will have to wait at least until next year though. Demi Lovato is set to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Feb. 2. “I know she gon’ kill it,” added Swae.
Past national anthem performers have included Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, and Christina Aguilera.
In the meantime, Swae has been working on his solo album and will perform his own set at Coachella in April. Last year, he dropped a pair of singles, “Sextasy” and “Won’t Be Late” featuring Drake.
A federal judge has denied the rapper’s motion to serve his 24 months under home confinement. On Tuesday, Judge Paul Engelmayer ruled that Tekashi must remain in jail for the remaining 10 months of his sentence.
“The Court’s determination was, and is, that a 24-month prison sentence is necessary in this case,” wrote Engelmayer. “A shorter sentence would disserve the assembled [factors], including that Mr. Hernandez’s sentence reflect the seriousness of his crimes.”
According to TMZ, Tekashi requested home confinement out of fear for his safety. He is concerned that he may be harmed by members of the Bloods, the same gang he testified against in order to receive a reduced sentence.
The judge acknowledged that the private jail where Tekashi remains doesn’t have the rehabilitative programs of other facilities, but said that granting his request would “eliminate the remaining prison component of his sentence in favor of lesser forms of confinement.”
Tekashi had been facing a minimum of 47 years behind bars on racketeering and firearm charges, which was reduced to two years. He has already served 14 months, which will count toward his sentence. Upon his release, he will be on supervised release for five years, and will have to complete 300 hours of community service and pay a $35,000 fine.
Offset is teasing the final installment in Migos’ popular Culture series. Taking to Instagram on Monday, Offset announced a 2020 release date: “CULTURE 3 2020 LAST CHAPTER.”
His caption prompted speculation that this could be Migos’ final album, but it may just be the last chapter in the Culture series. Either way, fans have been eagerly anticipating the long-awaited project since it was first announced in 2018.
“I feel like it’s more about Migos that y’all don’t know yet,” Quavo told Business Insider. “And I feel like this album is going to be prolific. I feel like this album is going to be the album to do it. And I think it’s Culture III, but I don’t know. I think we may change the chapter.”
The trilogy already includes 2017’s Culture featuring the No. 1 hit “Bad and Boujee,” and 2018’s Culture II. The latter spawned the hits “MotorSport,” “Stir Fry,” and “Walk It Talk It” featuring Drake.
Each member also released solo projects–Quavo’s Quavo Huncho, Takeoff’s The Last Rocket, and Offset’s Father of 4–before reuniting as a group. “No straight gang shit from now on,” Offset told a fan last year.