Next up for Kanye West‘s ever-growing Adidas Yeezy line is the “Bone White” Yeezy 500, set to release this Saturday, August 24. Men’s sizes will retail for $200, while kid’s and infant sizes check in at $130 and $100, respectively.
The “Bone White” Yeezy 500 features the familiar mesh, leather and suede construction, equipped with reflective detailing and a cream outsole beneath the chunky midsole.
Click here to check out the full list retailers that’ll have the kicks in stock.
Travis Scott may have only become a household name in 2018 but his journey to the top was a lengthy one. He came up under the wing hip-hop greatness, T.I. and Kanye West, only to use that as leverage to establish his own name. In the past few years, he became a superstar in his own right. Although he’s maintained a relatively low prile in the public eye, the rapper will finally be giving deeper insight into his world in his upcoming Netflix documentary.
If you were one the lucky few in Houston yesterday, you were able to get a VHS copy Look Mom I Can Fly — the upcoming Netflix documentary on Travis Scott. The rapper revealed it was on the way yesterday with a pop-up shop. Now, Netflix has blessed fans with the extended trailer which opens up with Travis Scott looking at old footage himself performing in front a very small group people, reflecting how far he’s come in the game. The documentary trailer also includes footage Travis Scott with his daughter and his girl, Kylie Jenner.
Look Mom I Can Fly is set to arrive on Aug. 28th, a few weeks after the one year anniversary Astroworld. The album mainly focuses on the rapper’s life ahead the release his biggest project to date.
Los Angeles, CA – It’s finally official. G Perico has joined the Roc Nation family, a secret the South Central gangsta rapper been hanging on to for well over a year.
On the heels of his Roc Nation debut, Ten Eight, Perico has dropped a video for “Big Raccs” featuring Sonny Digital.
Directed by Adrian Per, the straightforward visual finds the Jheri curl-rocking spitter posted up in a basement somewhere counting up money with two strong arm robbers who just happen to be women.
Throughout the nearly three-minute offering, Perico and Digital trade verses over the infectious beat, while the two women proceed to rob an unsuspecting man. After they get the money, they ride off in a convertible conspicuously waving their haul in the air.
“Big Raccs” is one of 11 new tracks on the project.
The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have announced the conclusion their investigation into sexual assault allegations made by Kelli Tennant against head coach Luke Walton.
According to the Kings press release, Tennant did not to participate in the investigation. As a result her unwillingness to cooperate, and the available evidence, the investigators determined that there was not a sufficient basis to support the allegations made against Walton.
“During the investigation, more than twenty individuals were interviewed, including Coach Walton, and numerous documents and other relevant materials were reviewed. The investigators made repeated attempts to interview Ms. Tennant, but, through her counsel, she declined the opportunity to participate. The investigation is considered closed unless new evidence becomes available.”
Tennant, a former Spectrum SportsNet LA host, filed a lawsuit against Walton for assault, battery, sexual assault and sexual battery, alleging that he forced himself onto her in his hotel room back in 2014. Tennant had told the media, “I thought he was going to rape me.”
The Kings reportedly had no knowledge the allegations before hiring Walton as their next head coach – but they promptly launched their own investigation alongside the NBA after the story surfaced.
After posting a photo himself to social media, Fetty’s fans rushed to the comments to ask when they can expect some new music and he actually delivered. One person asked him what would be coming next and Fetty divulged all the details in a reply. “Album October,” he wrote. “No more games.”
Clearly, the singer is done with being an underrated figure in the industry. He knows his worth and he’s well aware that his voice is one the most unique we’ve ever heard. Welcome back, Fetty. Can’t wait to hear it!
Perhaps the photo is just taken at a weird angle but everyone is going crazy over YBN Cordae’s looks in this picture. As Wayno put it in the comments, he looks a little like a “goth waiter,” rocking an all-black uniform and spiking up his hair. These days, Cordae rocks beaded braids. Atlanta rapper Trouble respects his authenticity and courage to show the world what he was doing before the fame, writing: “I respect you not hiding nun your truth youngin! Keep goin BIG on em.”
YBN Cordae is definitely one the breakout stars the year. Take a look at his throwback photo below.
G Perico’s been a fixture in Los Angeles’ hip-hop scene for the better part the last decade, if not longer. Perico’s done everything as an independent artist, campaigning from a grassroots level to become an underrated hip-hop giant from the West. Today, he released his latest project, Ten Eight but that came along with a huge announcement for the L.A. artist. The rapper’s new project was released from his newly inked partnership deal with Roc Nation.
The expansion the Roc Nation empire expands with the release Ten Eight. But for G Perico, the deal is deeper than just rap — it’s the principles and cultural impact surrounding Roc Nation that drew G Perico to ink a deal with Big Hov.
“Roc Nation is a big conglomerate, a fixture in the culture. It’s Black owned, Black created. It was created out adversity. Nobody was fucking with JAY-Z, and they turned Roc-A-Fella and eventually Roc Nation] into one the strongest entities] in rap music. I’m coming from a similar situation,” he told Complex. “The conversations make sense, as opposed to me going to another label that’s only focused on the bottom line and doesn’t understand the impact that G Perico has in the streets.”
Now, you might ask why he decided to go that route to sign with Roc Nation when he’s been doing it on his own for the entirety his career. The rapper explained that this deal made sense to him in the long term. Although the deal is currently a two deal project that will also include the release his next project, Broadway which is produced by Terrace Martin.
“It’s more than just a deal or partnership. These are people I can see myself doing business with my entire career in some capacity, even if it’s not music,” he added.
Released just this past June in conjunction with her Icy EP, the record has since been certified gold and peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Charts. The single also reached the Top 10 on both Urban and Rhythm radio charts.
In 2013, Miguel Oliviera wasn’t known as Holly and wasn’t even making music of his own yet, but was inspired by former Maybach Music Group member Gunplay.
Since then, Holly has made a name for himself worldwide as an EDM turntablist, was named one of the top producers of the year by DJ Mag and Run The Trap, and now, he has a song with Gunplay and OKAY! KENJI called “On Me.”
“Gunplay has been one of my favorite rappers since I first heard “Ghetto Symphony” in 2013.” Holly said in a press release.
“It’s crazy how I used to listen to his music before I even began making music on my own, and now we’re on the same record together. I can’t thank OKAY! KENJI enough for helping bring this track to life as well.”
Much like “Til I Die,” “On Me” fuses the inherent boom-bap bounce synonymous with sounds in today’s 808 tinged Hip Hop production with brain-scrambling EDM style drops and bridges.
Holly communicated with HipHopDX over Email about how the track came together and his approach to producing from both an EDM and Hip Hop perspective.
HipHopDX: Your techniques sound more Hip Hop-based than a typical EDM turntablist. What equipment do you use?
Holly: Thanks! I use FL to make beats and Ableton for live shows. I do almost everything inside of both DAW’s and actually, don’t use much gear besides a MIDI controller!
HipHopDX: Gunplay always makes for an interesting guest choice. Why him?
Holly: My homie that is also featured on the song, OKAY! KENJI had this unreleased acapella from a Gunplay studio session that he used to work at in Atlanta. When he showed me that, we started working and building out an instrumental around his vocals. I’ve been a huge fan of his music for years so it feels really great to have him on my record.
HipHopDX: Are you aiming for a trap classic with the EP? Explain what makes this particular project unique.
Holly: I’m just aiming to blend a series of different sounds that I’ve been working with since I started making music, which is exactly what makes this project unique. I’ve been taking electronic influenced music and mixing it with Hip Hop & rap vocals to create a totally different sound from what so many producers are doing right now.
Holly’s Alameda 1000 is currently set for release Insomniac Records on September 13.
Durham, NC – Little Brother announced their triumphant return earlier this week with a surprise album called May The Lord Watch. Like clockwork, Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh have shared a video for “Black Magic (Make It Better)” to coincide with the project’s release.
Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Focus… and featuring guest vocals from Madison McFerrin, the track is described as a “love letter to the beauty and resilience of black people.”
The visual itself was shot in their home state of North Carolina and is dedicated to the “late” fictional character Percy Miracles.
“We wrote ‘Black Magic (Make It Better)’ to inspire,” Rapper Big Pooh says in a press release. “No matter your personal struggle or where you are starting from in life, waking up gives you another shot at being better than you were the day before. We wanted a visual that felt organic and represented us and showed love to the city that birthed Little Brother: Durham North Carolina.”
Throughout the video, Phonte and Pooh effortlessly showcase their top-notch lyricism, reminding their fans why they were so sorely missed.
Watch the “Black Magic (Make It Better)” video above and check back next week for HipHopDX’s interview with Little Brother.
New York, NY – A man who allegedly helped Cardi B deliver a strip club beatdown last year has been arrested. According to Page Six, alleged Brooklyn gangbanger Jefferey Bush was taken into custody on Thursday (August 22) for selling more than $12,000 worth of crack.
Authorities reportedly raided his house on Thursday morning and discovered a bag “believed to be crack,” pills, weed, a scale and nearly $15,000 in cash.
Bush pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in Brooklyn federal court later that day and is currently being held without bail. Prosecutors insist his connection to the Grammy Award-winning rapper makes him a “flight risk.”
“Based on the defendant’s profit from just the crack sales … as well as the celebrity connection with [Cardi B], he has myriad means at his disposal to enable his flight,” a detention memo states.
Prosecutors explained in court documents that Bush is a known member of the 5-9 Brims Bloods street gang. He stands accused of slinging a total of 280 grams of crack in Williamsburg at least six times between February and April.
Last August, Bush was with Cardi and her entourage at Angels Strip Club in Queens when they allegedly hurled bottles of champagne at two female bartenders and slammed one of their heads into the bar. Cardi believed one of the women had slept with her husband Offset.
In June, Cardi pleaded not guilty to assault charges stemming from the 2018 brawl.
Cardi is facing 12 charges, including two counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. Other charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment. If convicted, she could face up to four years in prison.
Bush, on the other hand, is expected back in court on September 10.
Bhad Babie has embarked on another business move that will pull in serious cash for the 16-year-old rapper. Bhad, born Danielle Bregoli, has already inked a $900K cosmetic endorsement deal, had the first-ever augmented reality Billboard in Los Angeles and launched a Snapchat series that earned her serious coin as well. Her latest venture comes in the form a joyride mobile game where you can be any version Bhad you want, as you take her on the road to steal cars and get more money.
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The point the game is to jump on passing cars, steal cars and dodge the cops as a way to upgrade your ranking and become number one on the leaderboard. “Play my game bich,” Danielle said her debut. “Pick up yo damn phone and download this, it’s free! Thank you BBTV for making this game – they got my nails and everything. Ride or Die with Bhad Bhabie bich!”
The game is available on Google Play and in the Apple Store and doesn’t cost a cent – peep a trailer it below.
Ride or Die is brought to life by BBTV Interactive, known for creating other games such as Spy Ninja Network, Squad Rivals and Fernanfloo.
Ashanti has easily been having one the best summers and she hasn’t been shy about showcasing all her hot beach moments on Instagram, in numerous hot bikinis. By no surprise, the “Rain On Me” singer collaborated with Pretty Little Thing to release a bathing suit collection designed by yours truly and it was everything her fans could have asked for.
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“I wanted pieces that felt exotic and global. The Amazon meets the Carribean. I wanted pieces that would empower women,” she said her capsule. “There are unique and exotic pieces for every woman’s shape and size. We created the line wanting to give options, so, you can mix and match pieces and create a bunch different looks, i.e. matching kimonos, cover-ups and pants. These looks are interchangeable.”
More recently, Ashanti dropped a new song called Pretty Little Thing and just one day before the video arrives, Ashanti has given us a behind-the-scenes look at the making the visual that sees her dressed in her favourite pieces in a tropical paradise. Ashanti explains how the video will have horses, coconuts, hot girls and all kinds sweet beach vibes.
Watch the trailer below and keep it locked for the premiere tomorrow.
The “Power” producer is teasing fans with new music. Taking to Instagram, he shared a snippet of the club-ready track, which finds Fif celebrating the good life and serenading a special lady.
“I could be your homie, comfort you when you’re lonely / A lover and a friend, right now begin,” he raps, while an unnamed vocalist supplies the soulful hook: “Girl, you make me feel so remarkable / This is so unreal.”
50 recorded “Remarkable” for his Starz show “Power,” but it’s unclear if and when it will be released in full. “This song is called remarkable I never released it,” he said. “I made it for POWER so they could understand what I wanted to do.”
Meanwhile, fans are still awaiting a new album from 50, whose last album Animal Ambition was released in 2014. He previously said that his next album, Street King Immortal, would be his last. “I want to finish with that project,” he told Muscle & Fitness in 2016. “I don’t want to write another record after that.”
Lord Jamar is one of Eminem’s most outspoken detractors and VladTV has provided the perfect platform for the Brand Nubian MC to spew his vitriol at Slim Shady for years.
But Royce Da 5’9 has evidently had enough. On Thursday (August 22), the Slaughterhouse alum went on a nearly 10-minute diatribe slamming both Jamar and DJ Vlad for continuing to criticize Em.
“If people knew how much money he made off this shit they’d probably look at it different,” Royce begins “Especially Lord Jamar. You a legend in the game, you part of a legendary group. You going and sitting in this man’s couch, sitting in this man’s chair, and you running up these views cause you got so much controversial shit to say about one fuckin’ person. [Vlad] walks away with the cheque and you walk away craving attention. I don’t even like seeing niggaas in that space. I don’t like seeing you in that space brutha.
“Talking about Em like ‘real niggas don’t listen to his music. First of all, you not the measuring stick of who’s real, who’s cool. I don’t know what you think about us over here, or you think about me. I understand you said you respect 50, but the other niggas know who I don’t respect. I don’t care about none of that shit. You don’t have to respect me just don’t disrespect me. I don’t want no problems with nobody and I don’t want to have to fuck nobody up.”
Royce also questions when Jamar became the metric for what people listen to in the hood.
“You’re not cool to me, you’re not tough to me, you’re not the measuring stick of what street niggas listen to,” he continues.”I don’t look at you like no type of street nigga. I look at you the same way you look at Marshall [Mathers]. You say he talk about a bunch of shit he don’t do? I feel like you rapped about a bunch of shit you never did, and you still ain’t doing. What’s really the difference?”
He then challenges Jamar to highlight one bar from his rap career that gives him the right to rip apart a gifted lyricist like Eminem.
“Please tell me one line you have said in your career that qualifies you to critique a top tier lyricist?” he says. “I don’t give a fuck if you don’t like his music, the muthafucka is in everybody Top 5. You don’t get there just by being a white rapper.”
Nickel Nine also disagrees with both Nick Cannon and Jamar’s claim that nobody bumped Em in the streets.
“There’s a small community of muthafuckas that went to the Hip Hop shop before we got on,” he explains. “We was the backpack niggas. All of us, we listened to Em’s album. Everybody in the hood was listening to Em’s album that was into lyrics.
“Every real nigga ain’t street and every street nigga ain’t real. Every nigga in the hood ain’t a street nigga that only want to listen to Jeezy. Every nigga that sit his broke ass on DJ Vlad couch don’t qualify to speak for real niggas. Ya’ll niggas ain’t fuckin’ cool man, ya’ll goofy as fuck!”
The 42-year-old wraps up his comments by touching on JAY-Z and his alignment with the NFL while wondering why he’s the only Hip Hop billionaire.
“It ain’t never been about no tough guy shit,” he concludes. “It’s about what can yo offer the culture? What can you do that’s gonna make you last? Are you gonna make a classic album? I don’t give a fuck about your radio song. I don’t care about that dog. I’ve been here for 20 years. I’ve seen niggas come and go.
“Would you rather make $700,000 for 20 years straight or would you rather make $2 million for two years straight and then fall off? That’s depression and suicide waiting to happen.”