Olivia Kim x Air Jordan 4 "Bovine Fur" Release Date Revealed: Photos

This year marks the 30th anniversary the Air Jordan 4 which is a classic sneaker in the infamous Jumpman library. There have been multiple phenomenal colorways the shoe and in 2006, the brand came through with a “Black Cat” model which didn’t feature any color other than, you guessed it, black. Fans have been waiting for Jordan Brand to retro this model and for now, it seems like they will be doing just that in 2020.

For now, though, the “Black Cat” model is coming back in another way, thanks to Vice President Creative Projects at Nordstrom, Oli Kim. Kim is creating a “No Cover” capsule with Nike and one the shoes she got to work on was the Air Jordan 4. This model has the same triple-black aesthetic as the “Black Cat” shoe, except this time, the upper is covered in bovine fur.

Oli Kim x Air Jordan 4 "Bovine Fur" Release Date Revealed: Photos

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There is no price attached to this shoe just yet but for now, the sneaker is slated to release alongside the entire capsule on Thursday, October 31st. This will most likely be the most popular piece on the collection so don’t sleep on the release today.

As for the available sizes, it looks like this is a women’s shoe, for now.

DaBaby Talks Overzealous Fans, Walmart Incident, & Learning From The Streets

DaBaby might be the most fearless rapper in the game. Consistently wading into feverish crowds, jammed with those who would happily see him fail. It’s not uncommon to see his name at the center an altercation, including a recent one that left an overzealous fan knocked out cold. And yet, Baby has no intention changing his ways; it simply comes with the territory. In an extensive cover story with Billboard, DaBaby opened up about a variety topics, including his adamance to walk among those who support him.

DaBaby Talks Overzealous Fans, Walmart Incident, & Learning From The Streets

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“People are unpredictable at the end the day. It’s just the risk that I take and the sacrifice that I make: Putting myself, my career, my family’s peace mind on the line just to do right by my fans,” he explains. “It ain’t no gray area: You’re either with that and willing to go out your way to make people who contribute to your dreams coming true happy or you aren’t.

Near the end the story, the interviewer inquires about DaBaby’s violent encounter in a Wal Mart, which ultimately left a man dead. Self-defense, but still likely to take a toll sorts. As Baby tells it, however, he maintains that he did exactly what he had to do. “From my end, it was unavoidable. It wasn’t my action, it was my reaction,” he explains. “At the end the day, my family was right there. My daughter. So, hell no. I don’t lose no sleep.” Be sure to check out the full story Billboard, and show some love to DaBaby. 

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Kendrick Perkins Savagely Roasts The Timberwolves Playoff Hopes: Watch

Kendrick Perkins has made a bit a name for himself in retirement as one the harshest critics and/or pundits in the NBA. As a former player, Perkins knows what it takes to be a championship or playf contender. This past week, Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns made the bold prediction that the team would make it to the playfs this year. As you can imagine, Perkins didn’t want to hear it and unleashed a hilarious rant during ESPN’s The Jump today.

“I’m sleeping, with the AC on 60° and the box fan blowing in my face, because guess what, I don’t believe you,” Perkins said. 

Simply put, Perkins doesn’t think the Timberwolves have the pieces to make a legitimate run this season. His assessment is a fair one when you consider how stacked the Western Conference is. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings couldn’t even make the postseason last year so you can just imagine how little room there is for the T-Wolves.

Needless to say, Perkins is going to have some explaining to do should Minny actually make their way to the playfs. He would certainly find himself on the Freezing Cold Takes Twitter page should that happen.

Music Industry Gigs: FFRR, Spirit, Reform Alliance, Calm, SESAC, SME

Here’s a recap of recent executive shuffles — including both hirings and in-house promotions — from across the music industry.

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Full Frequency Range Recordings (FFRR), which is a dance imprint of Warner Music that was founded in 1986 by DJ Pete Tong, has appointed A&R executive and DJ Andy Daniell as its new president. Daniell previously worked for Defected Records, which is a British independent label.

Smack has promoted Robin Palmer. She will become the company’s chief creative officer, where she will be responsible for managing and developing the company’s roster of songwriters.

Spirit Music Nashville has announced that Kara Jackson and Katie Flynn have both joined the company as creative directors. They will report to Frank Rogers, who is the company’s CEO. Jackson previously worked as a creative coordinator for BMG while Flynn was a catalog manager for Universal Music Group.

Former Director of Brand Partnerships at Universal Music Group Courtney Phillips has just joined Calm as Head of Music. Calm is a top sleep and meditation app.

Sony Music Entertainment has just tapped Maciej Woć as its Managing Director for Sony Music Entertainment Poland and Eastern Europe.  He will be reporting into Daniel Lieberberg, president of Sony Music for Continental Europe and Africa.

The Syndicate has hired Billy Burrs as its senior vice president of artist development and global commerce, which is a newly created role at the company. Burrs previously worked at RCA, where for 15 years he was the company’s senior vice president of rock music.

SiriusXM announced the hiring of Denise Karkos as its chief marketing officer. She was previously the chief marketing officer at TD Ameritrade, and she will be responsible for the marketing efforts of both SiriusXM and Pandora.

The Reform Alliance, which is headed by Jay-Z and Meek Mill, announced that it has hired Bob Pilon as its president and chief growth officer. Pilon was previously the chief development & partnerships officer for ONE, which is an international advocacy and campaigning organization that Bono co-founded.

Elsewhere in the music industry, SESAC Nashville announced that it had promoted Lydia Schultz and ET Brown to senior directors, creative services. Schultz, who joined the organization in 2016, will manage the organization’s country genre while Brown, who joined in 2009, will manage Americana and pop/rock genres. Both will report to Sam Kling, who is the senior vice president of creative operations.

We Are Hear has hired Nanci Walker as its head of music publishing and film & TV. She will also be an A&R consultant and will report to Linda Perry, who is the founder of the company. Walker previously held A&R positions with Columbia Records, peermusic, Island Def Jam and UMPG.

Sulli's Suicide Is the Tip of the Iceberg, K-Pop Superstar Says

In the wake of the apparent suicide of South Korean pop star Sulli, a fellow K-pop star is speaking out about how the South Korean entertainment industry deals with those who are having psychological problems.

On October 15th, Kim Dong-wan, who is a member of the boy band Shinhwa and was once represented by SM Entertainment — the same company that managed Sulli — wrote an Instagram post seemingly in response to her passing.  The lengthy post exposed a K-pop industry that applies intense pressure on its youngest stars, and drives them to psychological turmoil.

In K-pop’s pressure-cooker environment, suicides like Sulli’s are hardly surprising — and may simply be a product of how major South Korean agencies threat their stars.

Dong-wan lamented the fact that, along with the increase of both celebrities and media companies in the country, there is greater pressure put upon young stars. Management companies, he said, expect these stars to look good and appear happy, while at the same time not allowing them to sleep or eat properly.

They further expect them to act tough but not get into fights; to look y while not engaging in any actual ual activity.

He went on to say that, because of these increasing pressures, many young stars must eventually decide how much anguish they want to suffer in exchange for the chance of fame and money.  It’s a brutal trade-off, and one that sometimes ends tragically as it did with Sulli.

Finally, Dong-wan talked about psychoactive drugs, and he blamed large agencies — without naming any of them — for providing them to young stars as a quick solution to the problems that they are facing. He believes that this kind of behavior can bring about a new kind of contagious disease. One that is spread without contact.

Dong-wan and the rest of the stars of Shinhwa — Shin Hey-sung, Lee Min-woo, Andy Lee, Eric Mun and Jun Jin — signed with SM Entertainment back in March of 1998.

However, 5 years later — after their contract expired — SM refused to extend Dong-wan while offering the remaining members an extension.  Instead, the band signed with Good Entertainment. Though for many years they had to battle with SM over the rights to the Shinhwa name.

Here’s Dong-wan’s complete statement on Instagram, translated from Korean.

When a professional athlete tears a ligament, they are often advised to undergo surgery even if more conservative therapies or rehabilitation is possible. The reason for this is that the contracts that these athletes sign typically include provisions that allow for a period of recovery and recuperation after an injury.  The shorter the recovery period, the better for the team.

With the explosion in media outlets and the celebrities that they cover, there are now more things that celebrities are forced to do.  Many adult executives and agencies expect their young celebrities to always show up with wide, bright and healthy smiles, even when they can’t sleep or eat properly.  They want their celebrities to be tough, but never really get into a fight.  They want them to appear y, but never have actual .

As a result, a lot of junior celebrities are agonizing over how much of an internal sickness they want to endure, just for the payoff of riches, fame, and status. 

Everywhere you turn, reports are telling us about how convenient and fast psychoactive drugs are, but also how many side effects they can bring about.  We can’t just sit around while celebrities are taking these pills simply to get rid of the underlying problems quickly.  We should never overlook the fact that negligence by large agencies can bring about a contagious disease, which is spread without contact.

 

Jeremy Renner Accused Of Threatening Suicide With Gun To His Mouth: Report

Jeremy Renner is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons since The Avengers actor has been accused threatening to kill himself with a gun in his mouth by his ex-wife. According to TMZ, Sonni Pacheco is fighting for legal custody their 6-year-old daughter, Ava since she’s accused Jeremy being a drug and alcohol addict who talked about killing her. Apparently Jeremy said he  “could not deal with Sonni] anymore, and he just wanted her gone.”

Jeremy Renner Accused Of Threatening Suicide With Gun To His Mouth: Report
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That same night, he allegedly put a gun in his mouth and threatened to kill himself and his wife before firing the gun into the ceiling while his daughter was asleep in the other room. Jeremy has since fired back at the claims, denying the reports claiming he has pro that he’s sober since agreeing to random drug tests. The 48-year-old actor says his ex-wife is the crazy one who’s trying to get money from their divorce and is trying to ruin his career. Sonni is accused bragging to her friends about bagging “an Avenger” and joked that she should introduce her friends to other Avenger cast members so they can do the same. 

“The well-being his daughter Ava has always been and continues to be the primary focus for Jeremy,” the actor’s representative told TMZ. “This is a matter for the court to decide. It’s important to note the dramatizations made in Sonni’s declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind.”

 

The Notorious B.I.G. Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Cleveland, OH – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the class of 2020. As reported by NPR, The Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston are among the 16 artists selected for the honor.

Other nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Pat Benatar, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, MC5, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy.

Noticeably absent from the list is LL Cool J who has been nominated for a spot in the Rock Hall five times but never inducted.

To be eligible, artists or bands must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago. Biggie dropped his first album Ready To Die in 1994. This marks the first year the late Hip Hop icon is able to receive a nomination.

The 2020 inductees will be announced in January 2020. The induction ceremony is expected to take place at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on May 2, 2020.

Summer Walker Earns Biggest Streaming Week Ever for a Female R&B Artist

Summer Walker makes streaming history.

The R&B singer’s debut album Over It enters at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 134,000 equivalent album units earned, of which 14,000 were album sales. She also scores the biggest week for an R&B album by a female artist in over three years following Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which moved 202,000 units in May 2016.

Over It, which features Drake, Usher, and Bryson Tiller, racked up 154.7 million on-demand audio streams, marking the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman, surpassing the debut week of Beyoncé’s Lemonade (115.2 million). Additionally, Walker has the second-largest streaming week for an R&B album overall behind The Weeknd’s Starboy (175.2 million).

Taking to Twitter, a grateful Walker thanked her fans for the support. “wowwww ..Over It is the biggest debut album from a female r&b artist in over 10 years and had the biggest streaming week for a female r&b artist ever,” she tweeted. “thank y’all so much for the love & support.”

Despite Summer’s stellar debut, K-pop supergroup SuperM took the No. 1 spot this week with their debut SuperM: The 1st Mini Album, which enters with 168,000 equivalent album units.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding slips 2-3 (108,000) and last week’s chart-topper, DaBaby’s KIRK, falls 1-4 (75,000). Chris Brown’s Indigo rises 13-6 with 39,000 units following the release of the Extended edition with 10 new tracks. Young Thug’s So Much Fun rounds out the top 10 with 35,000 units.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. SuperM – SuperM: The 1st Mini Album – 168,000
2. Summer Walker – Over It – 134,000
3. Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding – 108,000
4. DaBaby – KIRK – 75,000
5. Taylor Swift – Lover – 51,000
6. Chris Brown – Indigo – 39,000
7. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – 38,000
8. Kevin Gates – I’m Him – 36,000
9. Brantley Gilbert – Fire & Brimstone – 36,000
10. Young Thug – So Much Fun – 35,000

Should You Tour on a Private Jet? (No, Seriously)

For the hour or so that they’re on stage, it might look like an artist has the world in their hands.

The following comes from Paramount Business Jets, a proud partner of Digital Music News.

Their name in bright lights. Thousands of fans chanting their lyrics in unison. An unmistakable electricity in the air.

But that doesn’t tell the full story.

Being a musician on a worldwide tour sounds like a dream come true. But, in reality, it requires lots of work behind the scenes.

A massive part of this is transport. And that’s why many artists choose to travel by private jet.

So, can artists really enjoy the tour of a lifetime without getting caught in the nitty-gritty of transport details? To find out, we took a look at what a private jet can offer – and whether it’s a smart investment.

Understanding the needs of musicians

Private jet brokers have helped arrange many successful concert tours taking place around the world, from the United States and Europe to Asia and the Middle East.

One of the biggest perks involves time, and how important it is to the artist.

Normally, customers who book a private jet want the experience to last as long as possible. They want to enjoy the VIP lifestyle and make the most of the facilities. This is especially the case when it’s a one-off booking.

But for musicians on tour, the opposite is true.

That’s because a worldwide tour can be a grueling process which is jam-packed with traveling. In many cases, artists will land in a country in the morning and depart within 24 hours.

Private jet or otherwise, that amount of traveling eventually takes its toll.

Invariably, artists on tour become jaded. Hours of traveling each day, coupled with intense performances, can lead to fatigue.

Having an experienced team arrange your private jet can have a MAJOR impact on this.

In fact, using a private jet can mean an artist covering more dates.

Faster travel. More distance covered. More venues ticked off.

For artists who perform to a large fan base, this is certainly something to consider. Provided they’re capable of attracting a strong turnout, the extra ticket sales will mean extra profit.

If you compare the added profit from extra ticket sales against the total cost of a private jet, you’ll begin to get a good idea about whether it’s the right choice for you.

Private jet charter costs

To give you an accurate idea of the costs, here are a couple of real-life examples.

US tour

Here are some typical costs for private jet charter on a US-only tour. It includes eight stops, covering both the East and West Coasts:

Route: New York – Washington DC – Atlanta – Orlando – Miami – Las Vegas – Los Angeles – Denver – New York

Jet Type

Passengers

Flight Times

Cost

Super Midsize

8 -10

12:16 – 16:39

$148,095 – $209,370

Large

10 – 16

12:30 – 14:26

$199,265 – $315,365

Ultra Long Range

12 – 16

11:02 – 13:07

$283,115 – $337,940

VIP Airliner

16 – 50

11:51 – 13:49

$386,315 – $708,815

 

European tour

Here are some typical costs for private jet charter on a European tour. It includes eight stops, beginning and ending in Paris:

Paris – London – Berlin – Milan – Budapest – Barcelona – Ibiza – Mallorca – Paris

Jet Type

Passengers

Flight Times

Cost

Super Midsize

8 -10

8:46 – 11:39

€72,301 – €102,926

Large

10 – 16

8:55 – 10:12

€96,015 – €130,848

Ultra Long Range

12 – 16

7:57 – 9:19

€104,885 – €124,235

VIP Airliner

16 – 50

8:30 – 9:47

€174,972 – €256,429

 

Private jet perks

Music artists on tour want travel to be as efficient and unobtrusive as possible. And private jet charter can help with this.

Specifically, artists flying with private jet can enjoy:

  • Bespoke journey plans

Brokers can speak with the artist’s Tour Manager to create a customized flight schedule, plotting out the fastest routes for minimum fuss.

  • VIP amenities

Artists can enjoy home comforts, custom requests for food and drink, and lush seats to help kick back and relax after a hard night’s work.

  • Near-instant security checks

The boarding process is much faster than it is at commercial airports. This means VIP access with no queues at FBOs, trusted staff who will be expecting the artist, and a car to drive you right up to the aircraft where possible.

  • On-flight sleeping facilities

On a busy tour, there will be a lot of partying – and plenty of late-night flights. Having a comfortable bed on the artist’s private jet can be a life saver. It means they can land at the next destination well-rested and ready to go again.

  • Custom-designed jets

If an artist wants to stand out like a true star, they might want to consider a custom design on the exterior of their private jet. Iron Maiden did it, after all. It’s a great way for an artist to announce themselves to the world.

  • Unparalleled safety

Good brokers will only arrange FAA-certified, third-party audited aircraft and crew that all meet strict safety criteria. And most can also arrange security to ensure no overzealous fans can get too close to the artist.

 

Which kind of artists use private jets?

In recent years, the demands placed on artists have changed drastically. The development of technology means fans expect more and more. For example, many artists are expected to interact directly with fans their social media accounts. And tours have become increasingly demanding, with many artists making dozens or even hundreds of stops with very few days off.

This is a challenge which all kinds of artists face.

Many brokers focus on the USA only. But some, such as Paramount Business Jets, also have a strong international network.

These brokers can arrange private jet charter for:

  • Worldwide tours for A-list artists
  • One-off festivals
  • USA-only music tours
  • DJ circuits

As well as saving time and traveling in style, you’ll also enjoy perks such as:

  • A dedicated Flight Manager
  • Your choice of aircraft
  • Exclusive use of your aircraft
  • Customized schedule
  • Private check-in facilities
  • On-board special requests
  • Generous luggage allowance

Here are some common questions asked by artists and their management teams:

Can I bring instruments and expensive sound equipment on-board the private jet?

Before you book a private jet, discuss special equipment with your manager and your broker. This can include:

  • Guitars
  • Drum sets
  • DJ equipment
  • PA system
  • Speakers

All of this can take up a lot of space. Not only is it expensive, but it’s vital that it’s working on arrival. That’s why this is such an important part of the tour.

A good private jet broker will explore a range of aircraft and only consider those large enough to transport your important musical equipment.

Who is allowed on-board my private jet?

For some artists, privacy is of paramount importance. And for others, they need to be surrounded by their friends or management team at all times.

When you’re booking a private jet, point out any specific needs. The broker should make sure that the private jet arranged for you has plenty of space for everyone who’ll be on-board. But, at the same time, they shouldn’t recommend a jet which is larger than necessary.

If they do, this is a red flag.

Can I choose my own private jet?

Established brokers can provide access to upwards of 15,000 aircraft. That’s a lot of choice.

Brokers will recommend a number of aircraft based on your tour requirements. But, ultimately, you should have the final say over which one you like.

What if I need to change my flight details?

Changing flights at the last minute is unavoidable with a large-scale music tour. It’s just how it goes. Whether there are problems at the venue, a cancelled date, or maybe just an overindulgent night on the town – changes will be made.

If your private jet broker has access to a large number of aircraft, that means they’ll have the facilities needed to find a backup plan if something goes wrong.

Whatever happens, make sure you’re covered.

Are your private jets eco-friendly?

Environmental safety is an important issue in the modern era. You may have read some stories in the press about private jet charter. Many believe that they are not an eco-friendly way to travel – but there are ways to combat this.

When you book a private jet, your broker can arrange for you to invest in a green scheme which will offset your carbon imprint. What that means is that, for a small fee, they can help you improve the environment. For example, you can contribute to a scheme which plants trees in urban areas. The benefit to the environment will match or outweigh any damage from your private jet. This means you can enjoy uninterrupted private jet travel with a clear conscience.

This has become particularly important in recent years. Many artists are very aware of environmental health and are careful to choose a broker who understands the importance of their reputation.

Who do I speak to if there’s a problem?

When you commit to flying you should be introduced to your Personal Flight Manager. This will be your go-to person for any questions or issues. They’ll know all about your tour, so you won’t need to explain things over and over again.

Nike KD 12 "Blue Gaze" Coming Soon: Release Date, Official Images

Kevin Durant wont be playing any basketball this season but that won’t be stopping Nike from dropping new colorways his latest signature basketball shoe, the KD 12. So far, Nike has released a plethora KD 12 colorways and all them have been fairly successful as ballplayers are always looking for some new kicks to mess around in. There has been a pretty dope variety models as both colorful and more neutral options have hit the market.

The latest colorway to be revealed is this vibrant monochrome fering which is being dubbed “Blue Gaze.” This sneaker certainly lives up to its name as it is covered in an icy light blue tone that hits pretty hard. It’s a gorgeous looking shoe and if you want to stand out on the court this season, these are definitely the way to go, especially if your prefer KDs.

According to Sole Collector, these will be dropping on Friday, November 1st for $150 USD so don’t sleep if you plan on copping. Let us know in the comments what you think this latest colorway.

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"Deadpool" Expected To Officially Join The Marvel Universe

With the recent move 20th Century Fox and the Marvel universe to Disney, a lot has changed. Despite the legal wars over content ownership and the launching Disney’s very own streaming platform, folks have seen the loss some our superhero favorites in the world Marvel. This was the case for the beloved Spiderman, who almost was kicked out the Marvel universe. Thankfully, both Disney and Sony reached a deal to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the move was met with a big sigh relief from nail-biting fans. Now, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that fans have Tom Holland to thank for the result. And now, Deadpool is hoping to ficially join Marvel’s Cinematic Universe as well amidst the negotiations.

According to UPROXX, the writers behind the unusual superhero flick are optimistic about Deadpool becoming Marvel-certified. Considering the “strong violence and language” in the movie, many were reluctant to add Deadpool in. Franchise writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have shared some comments: “The promise is that there will be more Deadpool …]. He will live in the R-rated universe that we’ve created, and hopefully, we’ll be allowed to play a little bit in the MCU sandbox as well and incorporate him into that. We’ve just got to land on the right idea and once we do, I think we’ll be f to the races. We wake up thinking about Deadpool and we go to sleep thinking about Deadpool, so there will be another Deadpool and we just have to make it the right way,” confirmed Reese. Thus, have no fear Deadpool fans, hope remains.

Offset Pays Tribute to Cardi B on Her 27th Birthday

Cardi B turns 27 today.

In honor of his wife’s special day, Offset has penned a heartfelt tribute to the mother of his daughter. Taking to Instagram Friday, he posted a video montage featuring footage of the couple soundtracked by Alicia Keys’ “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready).”

“MY BEST FRIEND THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, MY GUARDIAN ANGEL, KK’s MOM,” gushed the Migos rapper. “THIS DAY IS YOUR SPECIAL DAY I LOVE YOU, HAPPY BDAY!! NOT JUST ME AND FAMILY BUT THE WORLD LOVES YOU.”

So how did Kulture’s mother celebrate her big day? By getting some much-needed rest. She slept in until 2 p.m. “What is the best way to celebrate your birthday but to sleep?” said Cardi. “I haven’t slept longer than eight hours in like three weeks.”

She also thanked her fans for their b-day wishes. “I’m so overwhelmed with happiness,” she said. “I’m so happy. Thank you so much for the love.”

After resting up, Cardi will head back to the studio to record her sophomore album, which she says is titled Tiger Woods.

“Everything that I’m working on right now is straight to my album. Straight to my album,” she told her fans during a recent Instagram Live. “And I think I’m gonna name my album Tiger Woods. I think I’ma name my album Tiger Woods ‘cause remember when everybody was talking shit on Tiger Woods and then he fucking came and won that green jacket? That’s what I’ma name my album.”

Moneybagg Yo & Megan Thee Stallion Team Up in ‘All Dat’ Video

Moneybagg Yo and Megan Thee Stallion turn up the heat in the video for their new collaboration “All Dat.”

The real-life couple shows off their chemistry as they take over a mansion overlooking the ocean. The bikini-clad Hottie flaunts her assets while twerking on her man in the pool. Moneybagg sits down for a lavish dinner, where Meg is the main course. She crawls across the dining table in lingerie before driving the boat as Moneybagg pours D’USSÉ in her mouth.

“Best of both worlds, she the Stallion, I’m the GOAT,” raps Moneybagg.

During an interview with Apple Music’s Beats 1, he opened up about collaborating with his girlfriend. “We both busy, but we make sure we get that time in,” he said. “It was just one of them days. We was in L.A. We went to the studio, I think it was a Record Plant, went in there and the chemistry was already there. She like my best friend at the same time. I love her grind. I love her work ethic. I love how she keeps pushing. I respect her whole hustle.”

In addition to Megan, Moneybagg’s upcoming album is set to feature Lil Baby, Yo Gotti, Lil Youngster, and Summer Walker. “We got that sauce on the new one, man. Tell ’em no sleep,” he told Zane Lowe.

Watch them bring “All Dat” in the video below.

NBA YoungBoy Dating Kodak Black’s Ex-Girlfriend: Report

Is anybody keeping track how many women YoungBoy Never Broke Again has dated this year? We know the 19-year-old rapper is popular but he’s been bagging pretty much everybody, recruiting a gaggle baddies to stay at his crib. At this point, it’s no surprise that there are about a thousand ladies running around the country with tattoos his face on their skin. After previously being linked to Floyd Mayweather’s daughter, NBA YoungBoy is stepping out with a new girl after the release his fresh mixtape AI YoungBoy 2.

Earlier today, the Louisiana-bred emcee released a new project — his first since being released from prison — and now he’s introducing us to the new lady on his arm. To some fans, she looked a little familiar and after doing some research, it turns out that she was previously dating another famous rapper.

The Shade Room picked up a story about NBA YoungBoy and his potential new boo, who he was pictured getting cozy with on social media. After looking into the girl’s own prile though, they realized that she actually used to get down with Kodak Black. As you know, both Kodak and YoungBoy have complicated legal histories so, clearly, she has a thing for bad boys. With nearly half-a-million followers, the artist and social media personality goes by Dej_RoseGold online and was previously seen leaving loving comments on Kodak Black’s page. At one point, the two even claimed that they loved each other.

Neither she nor YB have confirmed that they’re actually dating but we’ll keep an eye on them to see if they’re the real deal.

HNHH TIDAL Wave: Travis Scott, NBA YoungBoy & Danny Brown Hit Hard

This week’s edition the TIDAL Wave playlist, curated by the HotNewHipHop staff, is ficially here and it starts f the right way. The initial cut on the TIDAL-exclusive collection music is Travis Scott‘s “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM,” which has already broken records with its high streaming numbers. Whenever La Flame announces that he’s dropping new music, you know people will flock to it. At this point in his career, he doesn’t really need to give much notice. He releases something and it shoots up the chart. There is a direct correlation. Following up “HITR” is Danny Brown‘s “Savage Nomad,” which was chosen as a staff-favourite from this week’s releases. 

If you’re unfamiliar with the selection process this playlist, each one our staff-members brings in five recent picks for their most-played songs the last week. It gives you a chance to learn more about who’s writing the articles you love (or love to hate) and if you’d jam with them. TIDAL Wave is packed with an assortment Danny Brown songs this week, as well as left-over hits from Kevin Gates, the new single from Gucci Mane and Megan Thee Stallion, Guapdad 4000’s new track, Lil Tjay‘s most recent contributions, and more.

Who has your favorite picks from this week? If you’re not yet signed up for a TIDAL membership, change that here. With the best quality streaming on the market, it’s hard to go back to one their competitors once you’ve made the switch. 


Alex Zidel (Editorial)

Juice WRLD – Bandit (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
Travis Scott – HIGHEST IN THE ROOM
Danny Brown – Savage Nomad
Guapdad 4000 – Gucci Pajamas (feat. Chance the Rapper & Charlie Wilson)
Kevin Gates – Walls Talking

Cole Blake (Editorial)

Danny Brown – Negro Spiritual (feat. JPEGMAFIA)
Danny Brown – 3 Tearz (feat. Run The Jewels)
Doja Cat – Bottom Bitch
Billy Woods – Windhoek (feat. Mach-Hommy)
Billy Woods – Western Education Is Forbidden (feat. Fielded)

Paul Pirotta (Sales)

T.R.U., 2 Chainz & Sleepy Rose – Shoot It Out
Fabolous – Choosy (feat. Jeremih & Davido)
Buddy, Wale & A$AP Ferg – Hallelujah
Dave East & A$AP Ferg – Business Is Business

Alex Cole (Editorial)

Juice WRLD – Bandit (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
Travis Scott – HIGHEST IN THE ROOM
Danny Brown – 3 Tearz (feat. Run The Jewels)
Danny Brown – Theme Song
Danny Brown – Shine (feat. Blood Orange)

Noah C (Editorial)

Tyler, The Creator – EARFQUAKE (Channel Tres Remix)
Anna Wise – Count My Blessings (feat. Denzel Curry)
Twelve’len – Thank The Gang (Remix) feat. Guapdad 4000]
Lucki – Nascar Daschar
Lil Keed – Swap It Out (feat. Lil Duke)

Chantilly Post (Editorial)

Travis Scott – HIGHEST IN THE ROOM
Summer Walker – Just Might (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
Melii – No Hard Feelings
Gucci Mane – Big Booty (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)

Michael Rapp (Sales)

T.R.U., 2 Chainz & Sleepy Rose – Shoot It Out
Fabolous – Choosy (feat. Jeremih & Davido)
Benjamin Earl Tuner – DUI
Benjamin Earl Tuner – BAD NATURE (feat. MfnMelo)

Mitch Findlay (Editorial)

Danny Brown – 3 Tearz (feat. Run The Jewels)
Danny Brown – Savage Nomad
Danny Brown – Change Up

Rose Lilah (Editorial)

Kevin Gates – By My Lonely
Summer Walker – Come Thru (feat. Usher)
Lil Tjay – Hold On
PeeWee Longway & Money Man – Back Stroke (feat. Young Dolph)

Aron A (Editorial)

Pop Smoke – War (feat. Lil Tjay)
Wiley – Givenchy Bag (feat. Future, Nafe Smallz & Chip)
Danny Brown – Theme Song
Danny Brown – Belly Of The Beast (feat. Obongjayar)
Danny Brown – Savage Nomad