Dave East has finally released his long-awaited project, Paranoia 2. The 15-track, 56-minute effort (which was being referred to as an “EP” in the leadup) serves as a sequel to his major label debut, Paranoia: A True Story, which came out last August.
East had previously announced that P2 would be released around Halloween last year, but it was pushed back until now. To make up for the delay, the Harlem rapper released his K A R M A mixtape on Black Friday.
East’s P2 project features guest appearances from Tory Lanez, T.I., Lloyd Banks and Floetry alumnus Marsha Ambrosius, among others.
Meanwhile, Dave East and Don Q took to Instagram on Monday (January 15) to reveal they’ve been working together in the studio. While there’s no concrete details on a full project yet, the pair did release an ficial remix to JAY-Z’s “Family Feud” as a teaser.
Check out P2’s stream above, and the cover art and track list below.
Philly rapper PnB Rock didn’t take too kindly to being kicked out his hotel room for smoking weed. In fact, he was so perturbed after getting booted from his temporary digs that he peed on the floor and spat on the bathroom mirror.
Clearly unbothered by his security deposit, PnB went on to record the not-so-classy act for all those on social media to see.
“This is what you do when they kick you out the hotel for smoking weed. Fuck this hotel,” he said in the video, before peeing on the carpet.
Once the footage started going viral on Twitter, people were thoroughly unimpressed.
Along with fellow rapper Lil Baby, PnB Rock will soon hit the road to kick f his Catch These Vibes Tour, which starts on February 7 in New Haven, Connecticut. The musician shared an updated flyer for the tour on Sunday (January 14).
That’s a lot nights sleeping on the tour bus if hotel managers catch wind this video.
SPONSORED – Young M.A has resurfaced with a new visual for “I Get The Bag Freestyle,” which spotlights her affinity for spitting nothing but brutal bars. Armed with her Kandypens and red beanie, the fierce Brooklyn MC raps about her comeup for a solid four minutes in her version the Gucci Mane/Migos track.
“Benz truck put my mother in it/ These checks keep on repeating/ Bank account got a stutter in it,” she spits.
The 25-year-old has been relatively quiet over the past few months. Young M.A’s most recent release was 2017’s Her Story EP, which she dropped in May. In August, she followed up with the visual for “Same Set” where she was found at the club rocking her Kandypens and celebrating her newfound success.
Considering the new video, she’s likely cooking something else up. In the meantime, watch the Marc Diamond-directed video above.
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Where’s My Kandypen?
Young M.A joins the ever-evolving roster high-prile artists who co-sign Kandypens, including DJ Khaled, 21 Savage, Fat Joe, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, French Montana, Nas, Kanye West, Young Thug, Tyga, Jadakiss, K-Camp, Kid Ink, and Fetty Wap.
In September, the popular vape company released a limited edition line with A$AP Rocky, the Flacko Jodye Collection, which only deepened their connection to Hip Hop culture.
Kandypens was named best vaporizer 2017 by High Times due to its combination popular technology and flashy design, making Kandypens the go-to choice for vaping in the Hip Hop and Rap community.
While the Donald Trump era has brought about some less-than-favorable moments in the past year, Rapsody believes it’s still inspired togetherness in Hip Hop.
During an appearance on Larry King Now, the North Carolina MC was asked by this host if times like this make Hip Hop better or worse. Rapsody explained that artists from various sub-genres in Hip Hop, female artists and others have started to come together musically.
“I think musically it makes it better,” Rapsody said. “There comes a time, especially when it’s bad and you can’t ignore it, you have to speak on it because we’re all affected by it. Now, you just see these movements and people are coming together more. Even in rap.”
“People like to divide rap,” she continues. “From underground or socially conscious. But I see artists coming together now more. I see women coming together. So, these times, I think they definitely bring us together more. And when we’re together and we see our power with that, even musically. I think the best music is made with a bunch people.”
As Rapsody continued to speak on division and unity, she also addressed her Grammy nomination in the Best Rap Album category for Laila’s Wisdom, one HipHopDX’s Best Rap Albums 2017. She’s the sole woman nominated in the category alongside JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, and Tyler The Creator.
Rapsody considers the nomination bittersweet due to the perceived “there can only be one” approach when it comes to female lyricists.
“I think there are less women on a mainstream level,” she said. “There are women in Hip Hop, but you have to dig and find them … This new era, it seems like there can only be one at a time. So, it’s bittersweet in that I wish that there are more women that get put in these categories with these men. And don’t get saved for ‘Oh, these are the best females rap’ or ‘This is the best female this year.’”
“So, it’s bittersweet in that moment,” she adds. “But at the same time, to be one those women that breaks through and says that, ‘We can compete with men and we are just as good as men.’”
We’ll see if Rapsody takes home the Grammy for Best Rap Album when the annual awards show airs on January 28 at 4:30 p.m. PST.
YFN Lucci is living the “Boss Life.” One month after dropping his Offset collaboration, the duo teams up in the exotic and icy video.
To go along with all the diamonds they rhyme about, the Michael Garcia-directed visual takes place inside a winter wonderland, where snowflakes fall around them and beautiful women are hanging beside them.
Whether indoors or outside, Lucci and Offset are accompanied by gorgeous models, including one who lays on a table naked with sushi covering her body, and one who’s nude on the ice with no frostbite worries.
“Boss Life,” along with the Meek Mill-assisted “Street Kings,” are both set to appear on YFN’s forthcoming album Ray Ray From Summerhill.
Dave East is kicking f the year with P2, the star-studded sequel to last year’s Paranoia: A True Story.
The 15-track mixtape boasts a guest list that includes Tory Lanez (“Woke Up”), T.I. (“Annoying”), Lloyd Banks (“Violent”), and Marsha Ambrosius (“Grateful”), among others. It also features instrumentals from the likes Street Symphony, Joe Joe Beats, Rico Suave, Cardiak, and Illmind.
East launches the effort with “Talk to Big,” a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. “I guess poverty changed me,” he raps on the Biggie-inspired cut. “I was a decent kid / My most recent bid, I had a dream I could speak to Big.”
Over haunting piano keys, the Harlem rapper rounds out the set with a “Grateful” spirit. “Thank you, Lord, I’m grateful, Lord,” he rhymes on the outro. “If I got it, I blame you, Lord / My life, it been dangerous, Lord / My faith in you could change it, Lord.”
East, who is still prepping his long-awaited debut album, is set to celebrate P2 with the “Paranoia 2 Tour,” which kicks f today (Jan. 16) in New York. The trek is set to continue through Feb. 3 in Seattle.
In honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Young Thug pays tribute to “MLK” on a new song featuring Trouble and Shad Da God.
Over a piano-laden instrumental, Thugger sings about his money wishes while reflecting on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“I was havin’ a dream I was whippin’ a Rolls-Royce,” he sings. “And I bought everything that I want / Turned to Martin Luther King overnight.”
Later, he opens up about his fears when discussing police relations. “I pray to God I die up in my sleep,” he sings. “I pray my deaf brother don’t run into the police / ‘Cause you tellin’ him to put his hands up, he can’t hear / Ain’t goin’ for deceased / These rookie police need to get trained, even in they sleep.”
The song was at least in part inspired by Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which was given at the March on Washington in August 1963. In it, he described a future that he wished to see in this country. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color their skin but by the content their character,” he said.
Prior to releasing “MLK,” Thugger linked up with Future in the videos for “Mink Flow” and “All Da Smoke” f their 2017 joint project, Super Slimey.
A$AP Ferg keeps it all in the “Family” on a new collaboration, released in conjunction with Hennessy.
Over mellow production, the Trap Lord runs down his family tree. “My mama always caught me in and out with a shorty, she beat me for actin’ naughty,” he raps. “And my daddy, he a savage / Fucking bitches, the baddest, and buy a whip just to crash it.”
After remembering how his mom would curse him out in public and how his dad would come through in a Benzo with a matching fur coat, Ferg fers gratitude for the love he’s received. “Life’s a tight rope, the fam gave me balance,” he adds. “With me as I climb the mountain the rich and the famous.”
Last year, the Hood Pope released Still Striving and he is now gearing up for his “Mad Man Tour” with Denzel Curry and IDK. The trek kicks f Feb. 28 in Philadelphia and ends Apr. 14 in New York.
Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer, and Tory Lanez align on their star-studded banger “Miss You.”
Co-written by Ed Sheeran and Benny Blanco, the infectious dance-ready track is an ode to romance that is hard to get f one’s mind. “Took time to get you, took time to let you go,” sings Swavey. “Tried to forget you, you’re unforgettable.”
“I AM jumping up and down in bed because miss you is out now,” tweeted Cashmere. “a very most special thank you to benny blanco, ed sheeran and palmistry for working on this song with us !!!!!”
First previewed at Art Basel last month, “Miss You” follows Tory’s Cashmere Cat collaborations with Selena Gomez (“Trust Nobody”) and 2 Chainz (“Throw Myself a Party”).
Cashmere Cat dropped his debut album 9 last year, featuring The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Kehlani, and Ty Dolla $ign, among others. He is now set to head out on the “MEØW Tour” with MØ.
Major Lazer also released their Know No Better EP last year, while Tory is prepping the release his sophomore album, Memories Don’t Die, the follow-up to 2016’s I Told You.
Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian welcomed their third child, a healthy baby girl, surrogate on Monday (Jan. 15) at 12:47 a.m.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kim wrote in a letter on her website. “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
It is unclear whether the baby, who weighed 7lbs, 6oz at birth, was born in San Diego, where the surrogate reportedly lives, or at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, where Kim gave birth to their first two children, North and Saint.
The Wests reportedly used a surrogate because Kim suffers from a medical condition known as placenta accreta, which would have made a third pregnancy dangerous and potentially life-threatening.
“After talking to Kanye, I think I always knew that surrogacy was an option, but I didn’t think it was that realistic an option, and now I feel like that’s my reality,” she said during an episode “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” “I feel like surrogacy really is the only other option for me.”
Chris Brown and Scott Storch are cooking up more fire.
The R&B crooner and super-producer recently reunited in the studio. Posing for a photo with a bag weed in his hand, Storch revealed that new music is on the way.
“I heard nothing but smashes tonight 🙌,” he wrote. “My man who I’ve known since he was 14 . To much talent 💨💨. We about to get another few ! 2018 is just getting started 🎹🎶🔥@chrisbrownficial.”
Storch and Breezy have enjoyed success in the past. Throughout the years, they’ve collaborated on tracks including “Run It!,” “Gimme That,” “Nice,” and “Shattered,” among others.
Brown has been on a prolific run late. He has already teased multiple new tracks, including a joint mixtape with Jacquees. Up next, he is set to join Remy Ma on her new single “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown),” which drops Friday (Jan. 19).
The Hot 100 is drippin’ with “Finesse,” thanks to Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s ’90s-inspired remix, which jolts from No. 35 to No. 3 on the Billboard in its first full week tracking.
“Finesse” might stand behind Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé’s “Perfect” (No. 1) and Camila Cabello and Young Thug’s “Havana” (No. 2) on the Hot 100, but it’s already reached the top the Streaming Songs chart with 38.3 million U.S. streams. It’s Mars’ second in that role after Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!” and Bardi’s second after “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).”
The song, which also climbed to No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Hot R&B Songs chart, is a major hit for both artists. It marks Mars’ 15th Hot 100 top 10 and Cardi’s fourth. It also gives Bruno the distinction having three Hot 100 top 10s on each his first three albums, a feat previously only reached by Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Lionel Richie.
Cardi B currently has four other songs on the Hot 100, including G-Eazy’s A$AP Rocky-assisted “No Limit” (No. 5), Migos’ Nicki Minaj-assisted “MotorSport” (No. 10), “Bartier Cardi” (No. 14), and “Bodak Yellow.”
“I can’t believe I.T!!!!!!!im sooo happy !!!!!” said an ecstatic Cardi. “WOW thank @brunomars .NUMBER FUCKIN #3 ..I mean the impact was braaazzyyyy .I want to thank EVERYBODY who repost FINESSE ,made dancing videos .This means sooo much to me !!! Sooo many fuck shit been happening and I’m just happy that work PREVAIL!!!”
Justin Timberlake puts his “Filthy” hands all over the Hot 100 this week. The lead Timbaland and Danja-produded single f his forthcoming album Man the Woods enters at No. 9, becoming his 18th solo Hot 100 top 10 following six as a member *NSYNC.
Billboard Hot 100 Top 10
1. Ed Sheeran feat. Beyoncé – “Perfect” 2. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – “Havana” 3. Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – ‘Finesse’ 4. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – “rockstar” 5. G-Eazy feat. Cardi B, A$AP Rocky – “No Limit” 6. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” 7. Halsey – “Bad at Love” 8. Sam Smith – “Too Good at Goodbyes” 9. Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” 10. Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – “MotorSport”
PnB Rock was booted from a hotel recently after the staff caught him smoking weed. However, the “Selfish” rapper wasn’t about to leave without making an entire fool himself, all while ignoring the message every rapper and old hellion who came before him by recording his stupidity!
On the way out the door, the Philadelphia rapper urinated all over the hotel carpet to teach them a lesson. In this case, for this particular hotel, it’s more a reminder. An indelible mental note that blares in bright neon on the inside the eyelids hotel management. “We Have His Credit Card Information,” it says, in its comforting glow.
PnB coated the hallway and a few corners before setting his sights on the bathroom. A bit late in our estimation, but we aren’t semi-famous rappers, so what do we know, really? Since he’d used up all his urine on the hallway, he took to spitting on the bathroom mirror.
He sent the whole thing out over Snapchat, where both he and his friend’s faces are clearly visible trashing this room. Expect to hear more about this story in the very near future once a hotel employee checks The Shade Room on their break.