John Mayer Explains His Reason For Passing Up A Mac Miller Tribute

John Mayer jumped on Instagram to mirror on the tributary moments related to Mac Miller. More importantly, he took the second to handle the deep regrets that arose from his passing, in a single touching letter.

As famous, Mayer was in huge participant within the memorial course of following Mac Miller’s premature demise, to the most effective his skills. But what saddens Mayer probably the most concerning the course of, is that he ultimately ran out recollections to attract upon, or issues to say relating to his experiences with Mac. This is the explanation he’s successfully taking himself out the general public dialog, defined by his well mannered refusal a Mac Miller-themed journal tribute a number of weeks in the past.

John Mayer’s first response to the solicitation was markedly optimistic, however then, a light-weight f in his head. “I replied to the e-mail and sat in silence for a couple of minutes,” he wrote. “That day, I found a brand new dimension to the unhappiness his passing.”

The latter half his Instagram message is the crux the rationale in opposition to additional tributes. “I wasn’t upset as a result of I knew him properly. I used to be upset as a result of I didn’t,” he continued. “I want I had extra to let you know about Mac Miller. What I do have to recollect him by are a pair lovely psychological pictures that I am going to preserve with me the remainder my life.” Mayer’s refusal is definitely touching as a result of he would a lot relatively hear different folks’s tales than muddy up the method with false claims – RIP.

Cardi B's Reveals Inspiration Behind Her Gold "Money" Video Outfit

Cardi B dropped f her killer “Money” video simply hours in the past and the visible is already sitting at 450,000 views and counting. The entire theme the video was strippers, poles, booty, and course, cash, in stacks and free for all money. One Cardi’s finest appears to be like all through the entire three-and-a-half minute clip was her Cleopatra-esque two-piece swimsuit that was proven when she was dancing within the financial institution cellar. 

Cardi B's Reveals Inspiration Behind Her Gold "Money" Video Outfit

After letting followers feast their eyes on the video, Cardi has now come by means of to indicate like to the one who impressed the entire look, and it is none apart from Lil Kim. Miss Cardi uploaded a photograph Kim to her Instagram feed letting everybody know that she did it first. “Walking cross the mirror whew! Damn she high-quality!” Cardi captioned the picture. 

In different Cardi information, she’s reportedly engaged on an prolonged model her debut album Invasion Privacy. “I am joyful my album is superb however I acquired sooo a lot strain and nervousness trigger I do know I gotta kill it with my second one,” she wrote, after saying that every one tracks on the tape have been licensed by the RIAA. 

Earlier this week she teased a reasonably hearth observe with a video her dancing to it within the studio – peep that right here. 

Kanye West Called Out By Fela Kuti's Son For Disrespecting His Father's Spirit

Kanye West’s journey to Africa has been controversial. His assembly with the Ugandan president was one probably the most upsetting occasions. Another notable second that was documented got here within the type a selfie video through which Kanye spoke out in opposition to thoughts management. Ye comes f as mentally sick to some whereas others suppose he is a “woke” visionary. One one who does not appear to provide him a lot constructive credit score is Seun Kuti, the son the enduring musician Fela Kuti.

The African music luminary’s disapproval got here stems from a remark Yeezy made in a clip he recorded himself. He primarily said that he channels nice musicians from the astral aircraft when he data.

Seun Kuti reposted this particular half the rapper’s video and rebuked his assertion.

Then, his caption passes the mic onto Ziggy Marley who’s tagged in encouragement to do the identical.

Odell Beckham Jr. Respond To Owner's Comments: "I Respect & Value His Opinion"

This week, New York Giants’ proprietor John Mara challenged star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. to “Do extra taking part in” and a “little much less speaking” after witnessing the media fallout his ESPNinterview with Lil Wayne. The full transcript what he stated is accessible under: 

Many noticed Mara’s feedback as a method consolidating the ability head coach Pat Shurmur who wielded a weak place when he redirected the media’s consideration in the direction of the remainder his staff, as an alternative reprimanding OBJ instantly. Nonetheless, Mara’s intervention seems to have had the specified impact quelling OBJ’s rising ego. Odell even selected to publicly acknowledge his proprietor’s feedback, positively I’d add.

“I respect and worth his opinion, clearly,” Beckham stated after observe this week. “So that is what we’ll do, like I stated, concentrate on Atlanta proper now. That’s actually it.” The New York Giants go to Atlanta on Monday for a romp with Julio Jones’ Falcons.

Rap-A-Lot Records Artist Marley G Killed In Nightclub Shooting, YBN Pays Respect

Marley G, a twenty-year-old artist signed to Rap-a-Lot Records has reportedly been shot to demise in a nightclub setting. The particulars the incident are scarce, however followers started pouring out messages sympathy on social media. Marley G, to not be confused with the Marley referenced by Lil Wayne, was a label to YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay, who have been the primary two distinguished figures to substantiate his premature demise on Instagram.

Over the course the summer time, Marley G’s single “I Got ‘Em” was in rotation in choose areas, his unlocked potential and his affiliation with an iconic report label proving simply as advantageous as his late-season push. Numerous rap followers who have been by no means fully-acquainted have reacted indiscriminately to the information as a byproduct some bigger conspiracy. For the time being, there is a hope his music may be loved for a short while earlier than he may be correctly memorialized.

The names related to the present administration staff at Rap-a-Lot have but to touch upon Marley’s killing. It would seem, the taking pictures remains to be wrapped up in an area police investigation. His demise has additionally been confirmed by an Instagram who claims to be his girlfriend (on the time his passing).

Kanye West Bowing To Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" Is A Sign Of Time-Honored Respect

On the eve Kanye West’s Yandhi deconstruction, we’re left to ponder the explosive potential concurrent Yeezy and Weezy album listens. This previous week Kanye seemingly conceded defeat to Lil Wayne by saying that he meant to stagger his Yandhi launch to Saturday-cum-Midnight. It’s in our very nature as people to stoke flames on the first signal competitors, even in cases the place these bylines do not exist.

When Kanye conceded defeat to “his brother” Lil Wayne, it made us take into account our personal biases to an extent. Upon additional inspection, it grew to become evident: this is not September 2007, a month predetermined jousting between Kanye West and 50 Cent, a recording artist he had not constructed a rapport with, good or unhealthy. Ultimately, Kanye’s Graduation outsold Curtis by a large margin, however the stakes had been by no means private, I hope you were not fooled.

In 2018, Kanye West is already related to a half-dozen initiatives to return out this yr, so why even interact with Lil Wayne within the classical sense, in spite the actual fact Tha Carter V is way too invested in its emotional boundary setting.

In 2007, 50 and Kanye manipulated the emotional intelligence their respective fanbases, as a result of they knew deep down their work wasn’t robust sufficient to resist the check time. The collective response to Kanye conceding defeat two days in the past would not account for the non-public relationship he and Weezy have nurtured over time.

We collectively neglect that folks solely fraternize inside their ranks. For Kanye West and Lil Wayne, that social demarcation occurs to be the Heavyweight division  an essential subculture. In current that social class has grown to incorporate the remaining American superstar tradition, which rappers modulate at will once they aren’t being persecuted. Wayne and Kanye perceive that too nicely.

The etchings Kanye West’s friendship with Lil Wayne might be traced to the exact same album that received out over Curtis in 2007. On “The Glory” f the Graduation, Yeezy acknowledges Lil Wayne’s avenue credibility in a approach that lacks a sure aspect foresight. The “wizened” Kanye West 2018 would by no means enterprise wherever with out a compass (I say that fairly sarcastically).

And but, a real second mutual recognition takes place behind the scenes and on precipitated by “The Glory,” with bated breath —  and with out public file, I would add. When anyone reveals love, irrespective of how crudely, a predisposition in direction of that particular person is born, particularly if that particular person has the ability to affect others.

Up to that time, all indicators pointed in direction of Kanye and Weezy respecting each other, however nothing greater than that. In May 2008 their relationship went up just a few notches after Lil Wayne solicited a verse from Kanye for his “Lollipop Remix.” In the late 2000s, DJ Khaled emergence as a “curator” gave rise to this concept that hip-hop that outdated the bubble “city radio” got marching orders in order to seem better than their roots. And thus the “Lollipop Remix” with Kanye was born.

A couple of months later, Kanye West produced two standout data on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III: “Comfortable” and “Let the Beat Build.” If you are protecting rely, it could appear that Weezy owes his pal one or two favors. But as historical past would have it: retribution mitigates itself, and their relationship would get frostier earlier than it acquired even stronger.

Three years move kind of, each males borrow from their shared experiences, they climb phases collectively, utter one another’s title favorably a pair dozen instances. While that is occurring, rap feudalism is waged, each ugly and morose, typically by their very own admission. Both males tippy toe their approach to victory, no allegiance too treasured or adulterous comes between them, not even a responsible by affiliation verdict with Jay-Z because the meant goal, stood in his approach appreciating a not-so-distant pal.

At a YMCB occasion going down proper earlier than the Grammy Awards in 2012, Weezy entertained his company by kicking a freestyle during which he disses The Throne, across the time Kanye and Jigga had been purporting their supergroup. “I met a red-bone, I took the lady house, I requested her what she wanna watch, she stated, absolutely not The Throne,” he rapped to a dwell viewers. Shockingly nothing got here it.

Weezy’s preventing spirit helped catapult him additional within the “Best Rapper Alive” discussions that had been going down, totally on the Internet. Wisely. Kanye West selected to bypass any window he needed to reply since he knew he was by no means the meant goal.

Cycle again to 2018 with the information you have accrued Kanye’s temperament, and his response time turns into much less staged and extra obvious, particularly in relation to an artist he is been groomed to run side-by-side. When the picture Weezy & Yeezy posing collectively on the day 2 Chainz’ nuptial surfaced, it conveyed sense familiarity or intimacy had existed all this time, second solely to the childlike method during which they behaved.

Therein lies a motive to imagine, that Kanye and Lil Wayne are like every us, within the sense that we gravitate in direction of individuals on the idea expertise, and baed on emotional maturity. The trajectory Lil Wayne’s friendship with Kanye West runs parallel with their acknowledged want to outperform each single artist exterior their self-delineated bracket. Like an amulet you study to not contact, Weezy and Yeezy each acknowledged inside one another, a singularity that exists nowhere else on the horizon.

Kanye West Knows "Yandhi" Will Come Second To Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V"

This weekend might be one probably the most thrilling for hip-hop followers your complete yr. We’ve had some nice weeks in phrases competitors between artists as every fights for the highest spot on the charts. Travis Scott, YG, and Mac Miller’s mutual launch date instantly involves thoughts, in addition to your complete month June. Tonight and tomorrow are sure to be insane as Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Kevin Gates, Logic, and others are all dropping tasks. In our hearts, everyone knows that Lil Wayne might be strolling out with the gross sales crown on the finish it – there’s simply an excessive amount of hype – and even Kanye West has already accepted defeat.

There would not seem like an ficial single launched but for Yeezy’s upcoming album until “I Love It” is slotted in however the album has garnered an honest quantity consideration. Normally, a Kanye mission could be the most important drop the day however contemplating we have all been ready years for Wayne to lastly unveil Tha Carter V, that takes the cake. Ye surprisingly has no difficulty taking the backseat both as he let f a tweet recognizing that he was destined to return second to Tunechi. “We’re releasing Yandhi Saturday evening,” confirmed Ye, leaving a while to breathe between Wayne’s drop and his. He continued, “We know it’ll are available quantity 2 to my brother Lil Wayne and that’s pretty. The universe wants Ye and Wayne music on the identical time.”

Kanye was as soon as locked in a chart battle with 50 Cent years in the past, which he finally received. However, this battle is virtually unwinnable and Ye clearly is aware of that. We’re excited to see the ultimate numbers as soon as they’re in.

Kanye West Defends Kim's Honor, Puts Drake & Nick Cannon "In Check"

Kanye West’s return to Instagram is nothing lower than wonderful. The G.O.O.D Music mogul took a second to air out his grievances, pointed at particular people, particularly Nick Cannon, Drake and Tyson Beckford. All three males have one factor in frequent, they’ve spoken in regards to the Kardashian-Jenner household in a disparaging means. Kanye began his rant by suggesting that his spirit has been lifted “out a sunken place” — that he was now not vulnerable to getting “trampled over.”

Nick Cannon not too long ago got here out the woodwork along with his account how he launched Yeezy to Kim Kardashian after he’d dated her for a short interval. Kanye was none too happy to listen to the Wild ‘N Out host carry up the ghosts from previous relationships.

He waited for a practice to cross earlier than taking a dig at Drake, for disrespecting his spouse. The common line reasoning being: some allusions are higher left unsaid, the inference  Keke amongst them. He additionally warned mannequin Tyson Beckford to not converse on his spouse, as a result of “it do not sit effectively with his spirit.”

Kanye West is now not a sitting duck, the overall meeting has been placed on discover.

J. Cole Revealed As Executive Producer On Swizz Beatz' Upcoming Album

Swizz Beatz sat down with DJ Prostyle for The Pro Show on NYC’s Power 105.1. The fabled Ruff Ryders’ helmsman shared a bunch previously unknown facts about his upcoming return project Poison. He’d already the list names associated with the project, including J. Cole. Up until his interview with DJ Prostyle, we had no idea that J. Cole had undertaken the executive producer role at Swizz’s request, a decision he explains will allow him to focus on what he does best: beatmaking.

Aside from the big revelation J. Cole playing curator, Swizz also shared the titles for his next three albums. Following Poison, Swizz will release an “All-R&B” titled Beauty & The Beats. Secondly, he intends on dropping Return The Showtime, a compilation album full “club bangers.” Lastly, Swizz expressed his desire to complete his agenda with another compilation album entitled Global Mindset. There he hopes to push the invisible boundaries “our” cultural borders, as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was courageous enough to try himself in 2018.

DJ Prostyle asked Swizz if he’d worked with Mac Miller at any point in his career, which he hadn’t. But he did reflect positively on their chance encounters and expressed regret they hadn’t made plans sooner. Watch the interview in full (down below).

Offset Sends Warning Shot: "You Gone Feel This Smoke"

Offset is not one to toy with. In a valiant effort to hold the fort, the Migos member sent out a warning shot Instagram. Although the nature his post remains a mystery, one would be wise to put two and two together. Cardi B’s botched shoe fight with Nicki Minaj has cast the BX rapper under the wrong light, given their attempts to downplay any sort “rivalry” in the past.

What makes the matter more precarious is that Cardi B is now responsible for a 2-month old infant. She is therefore in a far less defensible position, and Offset a proud individual himself, in a far more protective role, given the circumstances. With that being said, Offset may be fending f another threat near the circumference. 

Or is he setting the tone “for the classroom” like a substitute teacher up to his neck in buffoonery? Either the way the message is clear, “Every N**** around you gone feel this smoke innocent and all lol,” he added to his IG storyboard.

Offset subsequently posted another IG story in which he warned the general pop to stay in their lane because he “don’t play fair.” Let us see who catches his bait; stay tuned.

Offset Sends Warning Shot: "You Gone Feel This Smoke"


Donald Trump Struck With Clapback By Florida Governor Candidate: "@ Me Next Time"

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is making history. First, he became the first black candidate to secure the democratic primary slot in Florida’s race for governor. Then, he swiftly put Donald Trump back in his place when the president attacked him twitter.

Trump fixed his fingers to express his disagreement with the results the first round elections in Florida.

Gillum was quick to establish how Trump can come correct next time he has something to say about him.

Ron Desantis, the candidate for whom Trump is rooting, seems to lack said-decency. The politician went on national television to stumble in a PR faux-pas. He fixed his lips to utter the following words in reference to his opponent’s win.

Young M.A Speaks On Relationship With Nicki Minaj: "She's Made A Lot Of Impact"

Young M.A isn’t buying into this whole Nicki Minaj and Cardi B feud. In fact, Young M.A had nothing but high praises for Minaj, despite endless critics coming for the rap Queen ever since she dropped her album the same name. In the few years that Nicki Minaj took a hiatus, Cardi B emerged as the most popular female rapper. For some reason, the media enjoys pitting Cardi B and Nicki against each other. Maybe it’s because both ladies come from New York, or possibly because the two rappers discuss similar topics in their music. Whatever the reason, Young M.A isn’t here for the drama. 

Recently, Young M.A stopped by Real 92.3 LA to speak with Bootleg Kev & DJ Hed about a number topics, and course, Nicki and Cardi B came up. When asked about her relationship with Nicki amid all the hate being thrown her way, Young M.A stood up for Minaj. “That’s the homie right there,” she began. “She’s dope. I just hate that she gets so much hate now. Like, I just think that shit is corny. People on your dick one minute then, on some other shit the next as if she did something wrong. I don’t think she did anything wrong. She’s made a lot impact in the game.”

The hosts then pry a little deeper, asking about the idea that fans must pick a side when it comes to Nicki and Cardi. “I don’t understand that shit,” answered Young M.A. “They painted that shit, it was probably never a problem,” she continued, blaming the press for creating the feud. Cardi B has been getting knocked in the press as late though, for the fact that she does not write all her own music. When the hosts ask Young M.A if a rapper can be top five while still having a writer, the young rapper answered, “Nah.”

Aretha Franklin "The Queen Of Soul" Has Passed Away At 76

After receiving hospice care from her home in Detroit for several days now, “The Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin has passed away this morning. The musical Icon was much more than friendly face in a sea “big industry”counterfeits; in the late 60s, Aretha became an important proponent mainstream civil rights groups within the movement. 

Franklin, the daughter a preacher in Memphis, was groomed from a young age for gospel superstardom. Within the breath her image, her signature syncopation, her mannerisms, and most importantly her expressed kindness, Franklin became one the leading figures in 20th century American culture, even in quietest moments.

Her most identifiable hit “Respect” only scratches the surface her unending relevance. Aretha won 18 Grammys in her storied career, including two legacy awards three years apart from each other in 1991 and 1994. she was also inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Fame, the first woman ever to achieve the honor. 

In recent years she was doted for showing up when called upon, either at ceremonies celebrating the past, or at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration where she famously wore a metric ton fabric on her head. Rest in Power Aretha, you will sorely missed but never forgotten.

50 Cent Respects Nicki Minaj For Namedropping Him On "Barbie Dreams"

50 Cent is no stranger to putting the game (and The Game, for that matter) on blast. In fact, one his early claim to fames was the infamous “How To Rob,” a gleefully twisted fantasy chronicling his plans to run the jewels and assets prominent rappers. Even the per diems. Names like Raekwon, Timbaland, Sticky Fingaz, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, Missy Elliott, Kurupt, Big Pun, and more were singled out; in truth, it was glorious, though many feelings were caught in the crossfire. Today, Nicki Minaj has come forth with her own rendition sorts, a bawdy and ruthless roast called “Barbie Dreams.”

Over the course the song’s numerous playful barbs, Nicki sinks her teeth into the likes DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Drake, The Game, Tekashi, Eminem, and course, 50 Cent.  I tried to fuck 50 for a powerful hour,” rap Nicki, “all the n***a wanna do is talk Power for hours.” Whether or not the encounter is seeped in fact, we don’t know. Yet 50 Cent clearly respected the namedrop, taking to Twitter to sing his praises. “South Side stand up the bitch @nickiminaj is really a problem. Out here killing shit,” he writes, before signing f with a “get the strap.”

Great minds think alike, as they say. Though Nicki Minaj clearly came through in the name good fun, she might have forgotten the easily fended climate today. The Queen herself took to Twitter to explain herself, confirming that she kids because she loves. 

Busta Rhymes Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Is More Respected Than Drake

There’s no doubt that Busta Rhymes is a legend in the game. Nobody is denying that. However, his statements on why Kendrick Lamar is more respected than Drake deserve some consideration. In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Busta discussed why he believes Drake has been snubbed more ten than not at the Grammy’s. While his love for the current movement hip-hop is certainly respectable, the reason he gives will surely turn some heads. Drake can absolutely be considered as an artist with substance but unless Busta’s comments were misconstrued, he seems to believe that Kendrick and Chance have more substance and are thus more respected.

DJ Booth reported on the interview, stating that Rhymes seems confused about what qualifies as “substance,” basing the claim f one particular comment he made. Busta praised many the newer artists doing big things while subtly shading Drake and Future, saying, “J. Cole is doing his job. Kendrick doing his job. Chance the Rapper doing his job. Childish Gambino is doing his job. These are the newer dudes. They’re doing it more than the older dudes as far as the music is concerned. They out here talking that shit! They shooting the videos. They’re making those messages speak volumes. They’re having super success with it. Kendrick ain’t got no records in the club—he taking all the Grammys home. You might hear Future in the club. You might hear Drake in the club. But Kendrick took all the Grammys home. Chance the Rapper taking all the Grammys home. Childish Gambino. At the end the day, people respect substance.”

Busta is right about Kendrick and Chance being extraordinarily successful at the Grammy awards and while Drake’s 3 wins at the show may seem minimal, he has made a huge impact elsewhere. Do you agree with Busta’s statement? Read the full interview here.