Ameer Vann Drops "EMMANUEL" EP

Former Brockhampton member Ameer Vann has emerged from his hiatus with a new EP titled EMMANUEL. The project is his first release since his exit from the group following allegations of ual abuse and misconduct.

Vann’s solo EP is comprised of six tracks. Production is handled by Hit-Boy, Cool & Dre and G-Dav, among others.

Check out Vann’s EMMANUEL stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Ameer Vann Drops "EMMANUEL" EP

1. Emmanuel
2. Pop Trunk
3. Glock 19
4. Los Angeles
5. Sunday Night
6. Plastic

Rick Ross’ Son & Flo Rida’s Toddler Team Up In Cute Birthday Photo

When you’re the child rap royalty, life can be pretty luxurious. Rick Ross‘ son William Roberts III is a teenager now but he doesn’t mind sharing his birthday spotlight with another famous celebrity kid. Rozay’s boy was spotted in New York City this week, celebrating his big day with Flo Rida‘s son, who turned three-years-old.

As reported by Bossip, the two kids spent the weekend together in the Big Apple with their mothers, who have developed a close friendship. They reportedly ate dinner at a soul food restaurant before Tia Kemp, Rozay’s baby mama, took their son on a helicopter ride to celebrate his birthday in luxurious fashion. 

Rick Ross' Son & Flo Rida's Toddler Team Up In Cute Birthday Photo
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William Roberts III was also present at Zohar’s party, which took place at the Bronx Zoo. The photograph in question was taken at the zoo, with Roberts III carrying Zohar in his arms, rocking a shy smile on his face. You can clearly see the resemblance that both boys share with their respective fathers.

Earlier this year, Flo Rida gave up custody his son Zohar Paxton to his baby mama Alexis Adams. The two had been going at it for months, with the artist even referring to his son as an “evil fucking child” because his brain disease

Take a look at the cute photo below.

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike has launched an all-new collection Air Max 270 Reacts, all which are inspired by five different genres music, including Hip-Hop, EDM, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Punk Rock.

Each the Air Max 270 Reacts come equipped with specially designed insoles that nod the genre they are inspired by, even more so than the actual colorway itself. You can find the purchase links for the Nike Air Max 270 React “Music Pack” in the tweet embedded below.

The Air Max 270 React, one the most comfortable sneakers in recent memory, combines Nike’s first lifestyle Air unit, the 270, with the brand’s stest, smoothest and most resilient foam, Nike React, to form a new articulation Air Max.

Check out the Music Pack below, and click here to purchase one the five or design your own.

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

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Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React Hip Hop/Nike

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React EDM/Nike

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React EDM/Nike

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React Heavy Metal/Nike

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React Heavy Metal/Nike

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React Reggae/Nike

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React Reggae/Nike

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React Punk Rock/Nike

Nike Launches Air Max 270 React "Music Pack" Inspired By Hip-Hop & Other Genres

Nike Air Max 270 React Punk Rock/Nike

Kevin Hart Reportedly Denies Leaking Sextape To Further His Career

If you missed it, Kevin Hart is being sued for $60 million dollars by the woman who was featured in his leaked tape from 2017. She alleges in her suit, Kevin actually helped film their encounter to hype his career, but that ain’t true he says.

Sources told TheBlast that Kev would never do anything to further his career that would harm his wife or family, and anyone who thinks otherwise is “ridiculous and wrong.” They added, if you really think about, it doesn’t make sense for Kev to concoct this type stunt that could jeopardize his wife & family, when at the time he’s career had already skyrocketed.

Reports suggest that Kevin’s team is finding evidence pointing the finger at his longtime friend, JT Jackson, who allegedly tried to get paid for giving the tape back to the comedian. Apparently there are direct messages asking for a specific amount money for the tape and a search history on his computer about how to get paid BitCoin.

Whether or not this woman will be successful in the lawsuit remains to be seen, but we’ll most definitely keep you posted moving forward. Don’t be surprised if this ends in a settlement.

 

 

DaBaby’s Working On Another Comical Music Video

We’re all well aware that DaBaby‘s upcoming album Kirk will be dropping f later this month and will feature Chance The Rapper, The Migos among others. While we patiently wait for the arrival, the Baby On Baby rapper has come through to drop f what appears to be some teasers for yet another comical music video to accompany a song on the album. 

We’ve already gotten a glimpse at some DaBaby’s music video ways from his “Suge” visual that had him starring as a mailman who isn’t really good at his job while different snippets show him dramatically muscled up in an fice setting – all signs a guy with a sense humour. For the newest video, DaBaby’s shared some clips on Instagram that shows us there may be a Superbad tribute since the rapper’s holding a Hawaiin ID card, the same one from the film where Fogell gets a fake ID and dubs himself McLovin.  

Another post to his feed shows Dababy in a courtroom (that’s clearly part a set) walking past a jury that’s convicted him as guilty. “Say I won’t ROCK his ass,” he captioned the clip. On DaBaby’s Instagram story, he makes a reference to Wizard Kelly, the character from Disney’s animated series The Proud Family. 

We can’t confirm when this new visual will arrive but we can hope that it will be sooner than later – who’s ready?

Benny The Butcher & Smoke DZA Tap Pete Rock For Upcoming "Statue Of Limitations" EP

New York City, NY – For tried and true Hip Hop fans, 2019 is continuing to prove itself as the gift that keeps on giving. Three days after Harlem MC Smoke DZA teased that he and Roc Nation signee Benny The Butcher had an album completed, producer Pete Rock took to Instagram to reveal that he was the project’s sole producer.

“We make music to move weight to it… oh yeah, project done. Y’all ready?” DZA (who recently joined Benny on various Plugs I Met Tour dates) asked his Instagram followers — to a resounding “yes” response.

Pete took it a step further on Tuesday (September 17) revealing the project’s title.

“Benny The Butcher/Smoke Dza Statue Of Limitations the EP produced by Pete Rock … that’s all I gotta say,” he wrote.

The OG producer is going out with a bang this year, also dropping a collaborative LP with Brooklyn wordsmith Skyzoo titled Retropolitan on Friday (September 20). In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Sky noted that Pete’s production ear is as sharp as ever.

“He hasn’t lost a single step, not a single one. I’m pressing play on beats, and I’m blown away even at stuff that I didn’t pick,” he explained.

The upcoming EP will mark the first DZA and Pete Rock collaboration since 2016’s Don’t Smoke Rock.

Carmelo Anthony Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Players Still In Favor Of Signing

NBA teams across the league will begin reporting to training camp in the next two weeks, and Carmelo Anthony is still patiently waiting to see which team, if any, will give him another opportunity in the league.

Among the teams who have been linked to Anthony are the Brooklyn Nets – and according to SNY’s Ian Begley, “several Brooklyn players remain fully in favor”  the Nets signing the 10-time All Star. The Nets currently have the maximum 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster, but with Wilson Chandler set to serve a 25-game suspension, the team could move him to the inactive list, creating an opening for Anthony.

Last month, The Athletic’s Frank Isola reported that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were “pushing” for the team to bring Melo on board. The 35-year old veteran appeared in just nine games last season before he was cut by the Houston Rockets, and has not appeared in an NBA game since November 8.

In regards to his stint with the Rockets, Carmelo recently told Stephen A. Smith that he felt like the reason he was let go was deeper than basketball.

“I cant make a nine man rotation? That’s what you tryin’ to tell me? I’ve already started to accept the fact that I gotta come f the bench, which was very hard for me. I accepted that and I moved on from that. But you tellin’ me that I can’t make a nine or ten man rotation on this team? It’s deeper than basketball.”

Other teams that have been linked to Melo this f-season include the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. As we know, Melo is close with LeBron James and if things don’t work out with the Nets, LeBron could be the next superstar to try and convince his organization to take a chance on the 16-year vet.

Nicki Minaj Talks ‘Fierce, Fun, and Unapologetic’ New Album

Nicki Minaj stunned her fans when she announced her retirement earlier this month.

But before revealing that she was hanging up the mic to focus on starting a family, she had been working on a new album. During an interview for the October issue of ELLE, which was conducted prior to her retirement tweet, Minaj opened up about the highly-anticipated project, which she describes as “fierce, fun, and unapologetic.”

“It’s probably the most excited I’ve been about an album release in a really long time,” she told the magazine. “This one incorporates all the things people love about Nicki, but it also just has a way bigger sound, so it goes perfectly with the [Fendi] collection.”

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In an ELLE exclusive, @NickiMinaj debuts her new collection with @Fendi. “I want to feel like I’m back in Southside Jamaica, Queens, New York, wearing Fendi,” she says. “I don’t only want to be front row rocking my Fendi; I want to be in the hood rocking my Fendi, too.” Link in bio for the full interview and photos.⁣ #FendiPrintsOn ⁣ ELLE October 2019⁣:⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣⁣ Starring: @nickiminaj⁣⁣ Written by: @niquepeeks Photographer: @stevenkleinstudio⁣⁣ Wearing: @fendi⁣⁣ Makeup: @makeupbymila, @kabukinyc⁣⁣ Hair: @arrogant_tae123⁣⁣ Nails: @sreyninpeng⁣⁣ Casting: @rickymichiels⁣⁣ Models: @akellopatricia, @isaiahkhamilton, @devintruss, @stuckinteenage⁣⁣ Produced by: Lola Production

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But unlike the four years between The Pinkprint and Queen, she won’t make her Barbz wait as long for her next project. “I’m happy that we’re not making my fans wait for another album, like I’ve done in the past.”

Minaj had previously discussed her fifth album on her Queen Radio show and revealed that she was working with a mystery executive producer. It’s unclear if she still plans to release it or if it will be her final album. Up until recently, she had been busy in the studio working on new music and made plans to record with several artists.

While her music career remains up in the air, Nicki is gearing up to launch Fendi Prints On, a 127-piece collection with Italian fashion house Fendi. The collaboration, which hits stores in October, came together after Minaj wore a Fendi fur bomber jacket with a matching Fendi bikini bottom on the cover of her “Chun-Li” single.

“I can’t believe that when I was doing that little picture that day, with the Fendi jacket and Fendi panties on…” she said. “I didn’t think that the actual company would think that that was dope. To know that they liked it that much, and now it’s on a T-shirt, is so iconic to me.”

And she is excited to launch her own fashion brand in the future. “Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes!” she said. “I’ve been really strategic and picky on purpose, turning some things down and waiting for the right opportunities. Once people see that you have selling power and you are able to impact a brand in such a positive way, then I think it’s only a matter of time. The Fendi collection alone made me feel like I would love to continue doing this–getting to that boss status. That’s where I would like to take fashion, for sure.”

Antonio Brown’s Status Reportedly Up In The Air Ahead Of Sunday’s Game

Antonio Brown has been having a whirlwind last few weeks as he broke f his relationship with the Oakland Raiders and immediately signed with the New England Patriots. Just when it seemed like things were going to get normal for Brown, he was accused sexual assault by his former trainer Britney Taylor. Brown’s behavior has been well documented over the last week and on Monday, the league interviewed Taylor for ten hours. Following the interview, there were rumblings that Brown could be put on the commissioner’s exempt list which would make him ineligible for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

According to Ian Rapoport the NFL Network, the league has yet to give an update on Brown, which is curious considering Wednesday is usually the day they make such announcements. With this in mind, it is being assumed that Brown will be good to go on Sunday although that is subject to change should the league divulge on a decision.

The Patriots have stood firmly behind Brown in the midst these allegations so it will be interesting to see what they do should he face some sort punishment. It’s been a rocky start to his season and we’re sure the Patriots would rather there be less chatter surrounding their star wide receiver.

Stay tuned for updates on Brown’s situation as we will be sure to bring them to you.

Chance The Rapper’s Father Appeared On "The Big Day" & Helped Shape Rapper’s Career

If there’s one thing the world knows about Chance The Rapper it’s that he’s family-oriented. Chance recently announced that he would be taking paternity leave, making him quite possibly the first rapper to ever formally do so. The proclamation was a disappointment for fans as the rapper had to push back his tour dates, but he promised he’d be back on the road as soon as he made sure his newborn was all settled in at home

On Tuesday, Chance visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! and in the audience was Chance’s brother Taylor and their father, Ken Bennett. During his interview, Chance revealed that his father made an appearance on his latest album The Big Day on the song “Eternal.” “My dad plays the flute, so my dad played on one my records and they say he wrote on it, but he didn’t do the lyrics,” Chance said before he saw that his dad was being given a microphone. “Are you about to sing?” the rapper joked. “What is going on right now?” After the punchlines ended, Chance explained that it was his father’s encouragement that helped shape him into the artist he is today.

“My dad, since I was really young, my dad helped me start my whole rapping thing. That’s why I’m not independent now. My dad started my t-shirt business. My dad rented out Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago which is a bad club in Chicago,” he said before apologizing for saying “sh*tty.” “He set me up in a lot ways and gave me the confidence to do it so it was cool that he was actually on the track when we made the album.” Check out Chance’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance below and check out what else he had to say about his new baby and adding stand-up comedian to his list job skills.

Dave East Accused Of Battery After Three-Way Turns Violent: Report

Ménage à trois encounters are supposed to be enjoyable, but for Dave East, it landed him in hot water with the police. Last Saturday, East was slated to perform at Drai’s nightclub in Las Vegas. Everything went f without a hitch and East even invited two women back to his Delano Las Vegas hotel room for a nightcap. However, things allegedly took a turn after they began having sex.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, during the sexual encounter, one the women became upset with the rapper because he wasn’t paying as much attention as he was the other woman. East told responding ficers that the irate woman began throwing bottles champagne at him—two which hit him. One reportedly clocked him in the head and he was left with injuries to both his arm and leg. A friend Dave’s came into the room after the fight began and told cops that he saw the woman chucking bottles at the rapper.

Dave East Accused Of Battery After Three-Way Turns Violent: Report
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The woman told a differing story. She claimed that while having sex, she and East began to argue. This caused him to allegedly begin swinging at her, one which landed on her arm. That’s when she said she became frightened, ran into a restroom, and called the police. She never said she threw anything at East. The woman’s witness, another woman, also stated that East was at fault for the argument. Basically, the men told one story and the women told another.

No one was taken into custody, but both East and the woman visited hospitals to be treated for their injuries. The rapper reportedly received a CAT scan. They also were both cited by police for misdemeanor battery. Stacey Richman, East’s attorney, shared that the only time Dave reacted to the woman was when he held her arm to remove her from the room. Richman denies that East was ever violent with the woman but wanted her gone because he was trying to make sure that everyone else would be safe and out harm’s way.

Keri Hilson Updates Fans On New Music, Shares She’s "Working [Her] Ass Off"

It’s been nine long years since R&B-pop diva Keri Hilson released an album, but the wait is almost over. The singer broke into the industry with her debut studio album In a Perfect World… back in 2009 and its follow up, No Boys Allowed, was a moderate success. Hilson’s Kanye West and Ne-Yo-assisted single “Knock You Down” was nominated for a Grammy, and other songs including “Turnin Me On” with Lil Wayne, “The Way I Are” with Timbaland and D.O.E., and “Pretty Girl Rock” climbed the charts.

The singer’s star seemed to be rising before she backed away from the limelight, and aside from being featured in a handful acting roles, Hilson hasn’t delivered any new music. Earlier this year she shared that her new album would drop this summer, but summer is coming to a close and there’s not a record in sight.

Hilson addressed fans pleas for an album release by sharing a behind-the-scenes image herself at a photo shoot. She wrote, “I don’t share much, but I’m working my ass f to get you this project. Turns out I’ll be a tad behind Summer, but we’re almost there!! ⏳.” In the comments, Timbaland bestowed his enthusiastic support by writing, “Workkk it.”

According to reports, the album will be titled L.I.A.R. and will drop in the Fall, but back in February Hilson wrote an open letter explaining to fans why her new project is taking so long to reach them. “My truth is, I’d love nothing more than to release this incredible music I’ve been ‘sitting on,’ and I’ve been trying for years for that to occur,” she wrote. “There have been so many blockages I have constantly fought myself to not directly speak about…wisdom. I’ve lost some pivotal characters in the process stepping away for my wellbeing….though I was prepared for the possibility that some wouldn’t understand or lose faith in me as an artist while I dealt w/ the trials my life, it still hurts.” Are you ready for some new music by Keri Hilson?

Tory Lanez May Work With 6ix9ine In The Future: "I Kinda Miss That Guy"

Prior to Tekashi 6ix9ine taking the stand in his kidnapping trial on Tuesday, there were plenty his fellow artists who swore f ever working with him. Some have written him f completely while a handful others continue to support the New York rapper who has turned into a federal informant. During Tekashi’s testimony, it was revealed that the rapper became a source for the government the day after he was arrested he and named f his associates, their crimes, and even stated that fellow rapper Trippie Red was a gang member.

This news shook up the hip hop industry as Tekashi’s trial has been a topic conversations for the better part a year, but before he was pegged to be a snitch, the 23-year-old collaborated with friends to deliver popular hits. Nicki Minaj, Fetty Wap, Murda Beatz, A Boogie with da Hoodie, Anuel AA, Bobby Shmurda, Casanova, 50 Cent, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Gunna, Kanye West, and Tory Lanez have all locked down singles with 6ix9ine. Many those artists have kept the incarcerated rapper at arm’s length since his arrest while others have vowed never to work with him again. Tory Lanez, however, never says never.

In a conversation with Complex, Lanez was asked if, when 6ix9ine gets released from federal custody, he would work with the rapper once more. “I mean, I really don’t know,” he began. “I don’t know how he’s gonna feel when he gets out jail. I don’t know what he’s got going on in his life. Personally, whatever it is, music is music, bro, at the end the day. However it happens for him. As a person, bro, and regardless whatever he did, I kinda miss that guy. That was my n*gga. He’s a funny guy. As a person, he was a funny guy. Maybe n*ggas won’t say that or won’t say…I really just don’t care. I don’t give a f*ck about how people view me. N*ggas don’t like me already. I don’t care.”

Lanez then presented an example using himself as the target. “God forbid I kill somebody tomorrow and I go to jail and y’all look at me as a murderer for the rest my life. That doesn’t change the songs that I made. It doesn’t change the way I had you rockin’. It doesn’t change…you felt this way about me. If I did something that deteriorated the way that you felt about me, that’s that.”

Lanez did say that he can’t identify with Tekashi’s circumstances because he would have never put himself in that position. However, for those that do, they know what they’re getting themselves into and with those choices comes following a certain set rules to keep things hush-hush. Check out a clip Lanez speaking about Tekashi 6ix9ine and his full interview with Complex below.

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Johnny Depp Doesn’t Want Amber Heard Case Used Against Him In Assault Trial

Outside Johnny Depp’s ongoing case with his ex Amber Heard is another case he’s dealing with that was brought to life while Johnny was shooting the film City Lies, based on the real-life murders Tupac Shakur and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. The Pirates the Caribbean actor was sued by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks who claimed Johnny punched him twice in the ribs when he was trying to impose permit restrictions. 

Johnny Depp Doesn't Want Amber Heard Case Used Against Him In Assault Trial
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Gregg went after Johnny for $70K, the amount he alleged he lost when he was injured from the assault on set. The Blast now reports that Johnny has requested the judge in the trail to not refer to his current case with Amber or his past drug fenses. Johnny’s motion details how because his celebrity status, such instances have been sensationalized and “such ‘evidence’ has no relevance to this case whatsoever.”

Johnny wants an “order excluding evidence alleged alcohol or drug use by Mr. Depp either prior to April 12, 2017, or subsequent to April 12, 2017, as such evidence has absolutely no relevance to the facts legitimately in dispute in this case.” When Gregg sued Johnny for the assuault the actor fired back claiming his actions were self-defense. 

The case in ongoing. 

Offset Allegedly Owes $210K In Back Taxes: Report

Offset and the rest the Migos are constantly flashing cash, even at the most unnecessary situations. Offset particularly was seen in the Carpool Karaoke episode with stacks on stacks money that amounted to hundreds thousands. Unfortunately, the IRS is watching and it appears as though there’s a six-figure tax bill that ‘Set must pay up ASAP.

According to The Blast, Offset is being targetted by the Georgia Department Revenue for a $210K bill that’s been left unpaid. The debt comes from 2017 after he initially owed $146,845.83 in back taxes. However, after neglecting the alleged bill, it appears as though with taxes, penalties and collection costs, his new bill is over $200K. And the home listed on the tax lien is property he bought with Cardi B. If the rapper fails to pay the debt soon enough, he’ll be forced into having his assets seized.

At the end the day, Offset is a businessman above anything else. Cardi B’s ten given him credit for helping her get her business correct before she propelled into the limelight. Most recently, the rapper invested in the esports group FaZe Clan — you’ve probably seen him rocking the hoodie around. With the rise online gaming, it seems like Offset could run into some big bags.

If all else fails, we’re sure Offset could sell a few piece jewelry to cover the bill.