XXXTentacion Estate Announces "Members Only Vol. four" Drops On His Birthday

XXXTentacion would have been 21-years-old in a number of days had he not ruthlessly misplaced his life in June final 12 months. The younger artist was one essentially the most thrilling abilities within the business and all the pieces was taken away from him within the blink a watch. His collective Members Only has launched a number of tasks with X normally main the fray. Rappers Craig Xen and Kid Trunks are half the group that normally options common appearances from Ski Mask the Slump God. X will need to have been sitting on quite a bit content material as a result of it has been introduced on his social media pages, that are run by his property, that the fourth instalment the Members Only collection will probably be dropping on January 23.

That precise day would have marked X’s birthday because the group fers a present to all his grieving followers. The video clip options Jahseh singing in his ever-haunting means earlier than the challenge title and launch date flash on the display. The work has additionally been introduced by his becoming a member of members within the group.

The challenge will probably be launched on the identical day that Members Only embark on a nationwide tour. The first present will certainly be an emotional evening as Xen, Trunks and firm cease by Santa Ana. Are you wanting ahead to this extension in XXXTentacion’s legacy? 

PnB Rock Pays Heartfelt Musical Tribute To "Brother" XXXTentacion

Fans are nonetheless mourning the loss XXXTentacion, who was murdered final summer season, months after dropping his sophomore album ?. As it occurs, the mission featured a solemn ballad referred to as “Changes,” that includes X’s good friend and collaborator PnB Rock. Now, Rock has made positive to maintain his “brother’s” legacy alive by means of their music.

Alone onstage, PnB took to the keyboard to carry out an intimate rendition “Changes,” his lone collaboration with the late XXXTentacion. It would not take lengthy for the gang to take over, singing the tune’s lyrics as one, all however drowning out PNB’s personal voice. While the assist is admirable, it may need been all of the extra highly effective to listen to Rock’s lone voice, mirroring the intimacy and vulnerability the tune. Still, such is the energy XXXTentacion, who continues to encourage fan loyalty to today.

“It was laborious asf to Play piano, sing, and take a look at the gang on the similar time, however I DID IT FOR my brotherJAHSEH,” writes PnB, IG. “I do know he can be proud lol.” It’s not the primary time PnB paid tribute to X; when the rapper first handed, Rock shared a behind-the-scenes video their recording session, together with a heart-wrenching message. Be positive to take a look at the tributes, each new (above) and previous (under). 

Kendrick Lamar Gets Dragged In "Surviving R. Kelly" Discussion

Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly has prompted a well-rounded dialog about sexual misconduct previous the documentary’s principal focus. Although the manufacturing revolved round those that both declare to have both been victimized by R. Kelly or to have witnessed him victimizing others, viewers are together with different entertainers of their insights referring to rape tradition. Kendrick Lamar, one the present era’s most “woke” artists, is being dragged as soon as once more for supporting R. Kelly’s music.

In efforts to maintain R. Kelly’s musical legacy, and maybe set a precedent separating artists horrific behaviors from their artwork and avoiding lasting repercussions on their careers, Kendrick Lamar’s reps urged Spotify to retain the R&B icon’s music on its platform. They did so whereas threatening to tug his catalog from beneath their banner. Since Surviving R. Kelly has reignited society’s concern with how alleged predators are perceived, the sympathizers the accused are additionally being scrutinized.

Social media customers are questioning Kendrick Lamar’s actions have been met with a digital shrug. BuzzFeed’s Saeed Jones tweeted: “I hold fascinated by Kendrick Lamar actively campaigning (and succeeding) in getting R. Kelly and XXXTentacles put again on Spotify final 12 months in response to the #MuteRKelly motion. There is complicit silence (shout out to Questlove) after which there’s energetic endorsement.”

Alicia Keys Tweets & Deletes XXXTentacion Twitter Post Amid Backlash

Alicia Keys hopped on Twitter to co-sign the late XXXTentacion on Friday, and the web was shocked. X’s legacy is difficult. Before he was murdered in Florida in June X was awaiting trial for home violence costs. Although the artist’s alleged historical past abuse ought to by no means be excused, his musical expertise is troublesome to disregard. Keys acknowledged X’s expertise when she tweeted, “Such a vibe!! Big like to the gifted @xxxtentacion !! Gone too quickly.” She accompanied the caption with a video her and her son Egypt taking part in the piano whereas singing “what are you so afraid .”

Just just a few hours after Keys posted the tweet, she deleted it. The web was not happy along with her assist X, citing his historical past abuse as a purpose for his cancellation from the tradition.”Honestly, all the times for Alicia Keys to offer that XXX abuser a shoutout, why immediately??” tweeted one person. “Oh man alicia . we believed in you,” exclaimed one other. Keys has but to reply to the backlash, apart from deleting the tweet in query. XXXTentacion’s posthumous album Skins dropped in December and hit primary on Billboard‘s 200 chart. It’s presently sitting on the #35 spot after three weeks. 

Lil Xan Commemorates XXXTentacion's Legacy With Art Piece

Though XXXTentacion and Lil Xan by no means collaborated on wax, it is clear that the latter had the utmost respect for the previous. Xan, a member the identical “SoundCloud School” because the late X, appeared to rise to prominence across the similar time, regardless of by no means fairly amassing the same cult-like following. In any case, Xan clearly views X as considerably an inspiration and has determined to pay homage accordingly. Today, the Be Safe rapper took to Instagram to showcase a brand new piece XXXTentacion themed art work, which he doubtless commissioned to hold in his pad. 

The gesture speaks to Xan’s present mindset, which appears devoted to doing proper by the fallen. It’s properly documented that his upcoming Be Safe album is a dedication to his good friend and idol Mac Miller, however it would not be shocking to see Xan pay homage to X on the identical platform. We’ve already seen the rapper ink an X tribute on his face, which speaks volumes to the extent his admiration. This homage, nonetheless, is much much less everlasting, however considerate nonetheless. 

Top 30 Artists On HNHH In 2018

We’re reaching the tail finish our annual year-end protection (do not clap!). It’s commonplace as of late, so, very like Every.Other.Damn.Site, we too, curate our “greatest ” 2018 lists, revisiting the whole lot from the most popular hip-hop songs, to the hottest albums, to the collaborative album development that was distinctive to 2018 and past. We additionally use the reflection that comes with the whole lot “year-end” to look inwardly– when you’re not an inanimate or intangible object, that often means self-examination and goal-setting for the brand new 12 months to return. If you’re a web site, although, self-examination may imply rounding up some good ol’ information. That’s precisely what we have finished. 

We’ve finished it years prior, too, when you’re not hip. It’s an attention-grabbing train, tentimes affirming what we might already know– who had large break-out years, who maintained a spot within the fixed rotation information, who made a comeback, and who disappeared from view– all this kind data is clearly mirrored in our checklist under. A fast re-visit final 12 months’s checklist and rating reveals you that XXXTentacion was not but fairly as widespread as he would turn out to be in 2018 (and in the end/sadly, his passing solely pushed his identify additional into view). Our beloved mascot (jk, jk) (he is merely our beloved) Drake, ranked primary final year– a lot to the shock nobody. Drake has ranked primary on this yearly take a look at information for the reason that starting time (aka once I began doing this characteristic in 2013). Beyond Drake’s consistency on the checklist (however you may wanna see the place he ranks this 12 months, I swear), every year displays a wave newcomers within the game– if we refer once more to that 2013 inaugural checklist, you may discover a younger ASAP Rocky at spot quantity ten. In 2014, Young Thug made his debut onto the checklist at quantity 9; from there he constantly moved up the checklist every year, as his identify held increasingly more weight. In 2015, Migos made their debut on to the checklist, whereas Lil Uzi Vert adopted swimsuit in 2016.

This 12 months, as you may quickly see under, we’re greeted with a couple of recent faces to the checklist, in addition to some mainstays, and, surprisingly sufficient, even an OG (attempt to guess who). This checklist additionally displays the actual fact that there have been sure artists *cough cough* who did their greatest to remain within the headlines, whether or not it’s by means of social media trolling and antics that nature, or by means of interviews and PR stunts. It’s additionally a mirrored image who was sizzling, who was embroiled in beef, who was quieter than normal. Basically, this checklist names is the 12 months at a look.

Scroll by means of, and blame your self. 

Editor’s Note: the info we used for this 12 months’s checklist relies solely on inside information, from artist identify clicks and tag clicks, to artist pageviews. Thus it is primarily based across the behaviour all our customers!! Whatever you guys are checking for essentially the most on the positioning, these artists make up our Top Artists the Year.


30. Kendrick Lamar

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This 12 months was a comparatively quiet one for the Compton native, mirrored in his rating lifeless final at our checklist 30. To put it in perspective, final 12 months the rapper confirmed up at #7– a 12 months when DAMN. was launched, a lot mentioned, a lot adored, and Kendrick equally so. Still, even with out dropping a correct album, Kendrick remained in conversations, if solely as a result of his acclaim and skillset. He did lead the cost on the Black Panther soundtrack too, one the most important motion pictures the 12 months.


29. Rick Ross

Ricky Rozay has been eyeing his return to music for a minute now, with Port Miami 2 within the works. However, in 2018, he took the 12 months f from releasing a brand new album, maybe busy losing a few pounds, bigging up his companies like Wing Stop and having a household. He did not rank in any respect final 12 months, however we additionally did not go deep into 30 artists final 12 months, we capped our checklist at 15.


28. 2Pac

Does Tupac’s identify on our checklist shock you? While there are various younger artists popping out the woodwork in any respect seconds the day, and every is doing their greatest to garner as a lot on-line consideration as attainable, Pac is somebody who will all the time be revered as, not just one the most effective to ever do it, however as a determine who died too quickly, with a loss of life nonetheless shrouded in thriller. The information that centered round Pac this 12 months tentimes needed to do with memorabilia, Suge Knight, tributes in some type or one other and a conspiracy principle right here and there for good measure. 


27. Mac Miller

Mac Miller launched what can be his closing album, Swimming, this 12 months, after taking a two-year hole from albums and going by means of a break-up publicly. The rapper, as you nicely know, handed away from an unintentional drug overdose in November 2018.


26. J. Cole

J. Cole could be a divisive determine amongst rap followers, however he tends to get love on our web site. Still, he is by no means one to get embroiled too deep into rap beef or stunts for a headline, and whereas he positively had an enormous year– there is no doubt about that– with Ok.O.D, options, and a tour, he nonetheless wasn’t high-key sufficient to maneuver up past spot #26.


25. Takef

Each Migos member had extra shine as solo artists and people this 12 months than ever earlier than. While we’re nonetheless antsy for a solo album from Offset, the generally-agreed-upon-underrated member Takef delivered his personal, The Last Rocket, to a extra optimistic reception (one would possibly say) than Quavo’s personal effort. Takef’s recognition continues to be on an upwards trajectory, the rapper didn’t rank as a solo artist on final 12 months’s checklist.


24. Wiz Khalifa

Good ol Wiz Khalifa. He does not actually need to do a lot within the rap sport, aside from be himself, to stay beloved: that’s, chill with unhealthy bitches/date them, roll up and smoke, and snicker. Still, he additionally blessed followers with Rolling Papers 2 this 12 months, and he is given many followers a lesson in well being by pursuing Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai over the course the 12 months.


23. 21 Savage

21 Savage might have ranked larger if he have been extra lively within the first half the 12 months. On the flip facet, his withdrawal from the highlight and mini-hiatus from music made his new music that rather more thrilling, and all of the extra appreciated. This truly 21’s first time rating, too, which solely proves simply how a lot the followers missed him.


22. Meek Mill

Meek Mill had fairly the tumultuous 12 months, music apart. From jail to social justice reform, to a return to type with Championships, the rapper has achieved loads in 2018. All these efforts have positioned him to have an incredible 2019, whereas persevering with down the trail social consciousness. Last 12 months he popped up on our checklist at #9, however this 12 months he enters at #22.


21. Machine Gun Kelly

Well, it is fairly apparent why Machine Gun Kelly is right here, amirite?? The rapper had a extremely publicized beef and warfare phrases with one other more-famous white rapper, Eminem. He additionally has a task in Bird Box, however no, that has nothing to do with this. It’s secure to say MGK was nowhere to be discovered on final 12 months’s checklist.


20. Quavo

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We’ve arrived on the 2nd two Migos members, and sure, there will probably be extra additional down (!). Quavo does not get as a lot media protection as Offset as a result of he does not have a relationship that is on the market for the world to see (or, an ex, fairly), though there have been rumours (*cough* Saweetie *cough*). Nonetheless the rapper delivered his jam-packed solo effort, Quavo Huncho.


19. Lil Baby

Lil Baby is being heralded because the rap rookie the 12 months throughout many an internet site. The Young Thug fspring had one hell a 12 months, together with a Drake co-sign after which two collabs with the person, two equally dope tasks (Harder Than Ever and extra lately, Street Gossip), in addition to a collaborative album with Gunna. This kind prolificness is one thing he does yearly, but it surely was in 2018 that extra the skin world took good. His rapping associate, one younger Gunna, surprisingly sufficient doesn’t seem on this checklist (why you guys play Gunna like that although??? Fire f a fast opinion within the feedback, Gunna vs Baby?).


18. Travis Scott

Travis Scott had a reasonably monumental 12 months his personal, past releasing the much-anticipated Astroworld to the pleasure followers in every single place, and creating an insane tour to go together with it, he grew to become a daddy in 2018 and solidified his relationship with the youngest Kardashian-Jenner for the sake the general public. He’s remained an in-demand determine in relation to hip-hop, and that most likely will not change as we head into 2019.


17. Young Thug

Thugger had a bit a bizarre 12 months, within the sense that we did not truly obtain a correct full-length effort from the YSL boss, however we did obtain a smattering small and/or crew-oriented releases, and an inventory options, that stored followers satiated. Thug additionally landed himself on tour with the seemingly-opposed J. Cole, meshing with the likes EarthGang within the course of. Last 12 months he confirmed up on our checklist at #12. Here’s to hoping he offers us a brand new studio album within the New Year.


16. Lil Uzi Vert

Much like the remainder us, it appears you too have been consistently checking for any indicators new music/life in relation to the Philly native Lil Uzi Vert. Yet, it has not arrived. Lil Uzi Vert principally spent all 2018 being bizarre on social media (in the easiest way attainable) and teasing followers about Eternal Atake. This alone proved to be sufficient to earn him a spot simply exterior the highest 15.


15. Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez is a staple on HNHH and also you guys appear to agree. The singer-rapper additionally had a 2018 that consisted not one, however two new albums. Tory made certain his presence was felt when it got here to music launch this 12 months, even embroiling himself in some good ol’ long-established beef with Joyner Lucas.  


14. Offset

Our third and closing Migos member locations the very best in our checklist this 12 months. This most likely doesn’t come as a shock, given his highly-publicized relationship with Cardi B, fathering her little one, and most lately, making an attempt to win his woman again with a collection outrageous gestures. He has but to drop his solo album, however the gossip about his alleged dishonest is sufficient to preserve him within the information constantly. Still, music can be higher, agreed?


13. Future

Future is in the same boast as Young Thug in relation to music releases in 2018, which means, he did not ship a typical full-length solo effort, however fairly went the collaborative/EP route. We not solely received Beast Mode 2 with Zaytoven, we acquired a shock album with up-and-comer Juice WRLD. He additionally curated the SuperFly soundtrack, and had a child or two (truthfully unsure), which ensured he was not solely on the playlists however within the tabloids too.


12. Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea is seemingly making ready herself to have a spectacular 2019, after having fairly a couple of Ls served to her over the past couple years, it solely appears proper. The Australian rapper is now boo’d up with Playboi Carti, had her bawdy refined and perfected with just a little assist from a surgeon, and is readying new music.


11. Migos

Coming in at #11 is the trio themselves, Migos. Despite their particular person successes and profession arcs over 2018, they nonetheless work greatest when they’re of their group format, and that is most likely nonetheless the popular strategy to obtain them. Migos kicked f 2018 with a brand new album, Culture II, and for the rest the 12 months they continued to carry their high-energy ad-libs to dwelling rooms around the globe, making them much more a mainstream fixture this 12 months. Despite rising their presence worldwide, they ranked on this checklist at #three final year– as a result of our customers are clearly forward the curve and in addition, the unique Culture dropped in 2017.


10. Kanye West

Top 30 Artists On HNHH In 2018

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Kanye West had a reasonably controversial 12 months. He’s no stranger to controversy, however, dipping his toe within the politics pool might need been his most controversial transfer but, or else calling slavery a “selection.” Of course, he additionally make clear his psychological well being this 12 months, and by extension, helped begin a dialogue surrounding psychological well being. While Kanye couldn’t appear to keep away from the media or twitter, we additionally received loads music out the GOOD Music founder. He helped give us new albums from Teyana Taylor, Nas and Pusha T, to not point out his personal album and a joint effort with Kid Cudi. 


9. Cardi B

We did name it the Year Cardi B, so it is most likely no shock that she hits our high 10 this 12 months. Cardi B’s escape started on the tail finish final 12 months, which principally negated her from placement on the checklist final 12 months just because individuals weren’t checking for her. Now, Cardi B is probably essentially the most in-demand rap artist out proper now, whether or not it’s for high-end journal options or for a verse. The New York native has finished all this whereas conserving her id intact: that’s, an over-the-top however loveable character who says what’s on her thoughts, irrespective of the associated fee.


eight. Eminem

Eminem truly hits the very same spot he hit final 12 months, coming in at #eight. Although he dropped Revival in 2017, this 12 months proved to be extra lively for the OG, not solely with Kamikaze however with beefs and simply placing himself “on the market.” That being stated, Eminem is Eminem, and thus, he’ll all the time be somebody followers like to test for.


7. 50 Cent

One spot larger than Em, we get a rapper Eminem co-signed early on. 50 Cent although, is extra centered on working his Instagram account as of late and placing out excellent TV content material than essentially releasing music. It’s not as if the rapper dropped a challenge, or a lot something, in 2018, however he nonetheless ensured he was entertaining as fuck.


6. Chris Brown

Are we stunned to see Chris Brown this excessive up? This could also be a easy case , Chris Brown is Chris Brown. The singer didn’t drop a physique work in 2018, however he dropped three physique’s value in 2017, so this can be forgivable. This 12 months, we centered extra Breezy’s cute daughter Royalty, the singer’s ongoing authorized troubles ( totally different types), and the squashing beefs.


5. Lil Wayne

Weezy F returned this 12 months with the long-awaited Tha Carter V, and that alone could possibly be answerable for his excessive rating on our checklist. But, then once more, we additionally know the positioning and know that you just guys are day one Wayne supporters– so absolutely he would have ranked this excessive even when he did not drop something (and final 12 months, he did are available in at #6).


four. Drake

What’s this?! Drake not at #1??? What’s taking place, you guys??? While this checklist has modified codecs a bit over the 12 months, Drizzy has all the time ranked #1. Not this 12 months. This was the 12 months that Drake truly received knocked down a peg due to some beef with Pusha T, and whereas it did not essentially depart him “tarnished” (one way or the other the whole lot simply slides f Drake), it did make us notice that the Six God is simply human.


three. Tekashi 6ix9ine

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A model new entry for the checklist, Tekashi 6ix9ine makes his debut this 12 months at #three. The rainbow-haired rapper gave his colleagues a run for his or her cash in relation to the way you “do” Instagram in 2018. He not solely made his presence felt on-line virtually each single day by means of outrageous Instagram posts and the instigation beef, however as a result of his laundry checklist authorized troubles, which have lately come to a head by method his arrest. He additionally dropped his album, DUMMY BOY, considerably haphazardly, which it appears you guys loved.


2. XXXTENTACION

Another artist who enters this checklist for the very first time, XXXTENTACION claims #2. The rapper was tragically murdered, as you nicely know, in the summertime 2018. Prior to his passing, he had laid the groundwork for a rabid fanbase, and it is solely continued to construct autopsy. Even as he releases music posthumously, with Skins dropping in early December, so too, does information floor about his controversial previous, thus conserving his identify and his presence alive. 


1. Nicki Minaj

Top 30 Artists On HNHH In 2018

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Our #1 high artist on the positioning this 12 months is the Queen herself, Nicki Minaj. Nicki had a 12 months that was full of the limelight, and principally by her personal doing too– if there was one factor Nicki assured in 2018, it was that you just noticed her in some type or one other on-line. She began her Apple Music Radio present, Queen Radio, across the identical time she dropped her album (additionally titled Queen— do you sense a theme for Nicki this 12 months?). Nicki’s radio present was a hotbed for gossip and no-holds-barred opinions on anybody and something. She beefed with Cardi B, a couple of occasions. She attached with a brand new man, and made her relationship identified to the world. She did loads options. She received much more thick than she was (!). Are you stunned that she ranks as #1 top-performing artist on the positioning this 12 months?

Ski Mask The Slump God Reveals His Craziest Memory With XXXTentacion

Ever since XXXTentacion handed away this summer season, Ski Mask the Slump God has been having bother processing his loss. The two rappers had been greatest pals, spending time collectively in a correctional facility earlier than they fashioned Members Only. While that they had their variations at instances, they reunited at Rolling Loud in Miami to ship a joint efficiency that ended up being one the final instances X took the stage. The late artist has popped up often for posthumous verses however many had been stunned to see that Ski Mask hadn’t gotten some his pal’s vocals for his current Stokeley album. As he broke down his lyrics for “Faucet Failure,” the Florida rapper spoke on his craziest reminiscence with Jahseh, bringing it again to a time the place they had been each tripping on acid.

“We’re simply chilling,” mentioned Ski. “He has no shirt on, he has his sneakers on, pants on. This n***a runs full dash and jumps into the lake. I am speaking about this soiled lake – alligators, Florida… We’re simply staring like ‘Is he gonna come again up?'” Ski Mask goes on to elucidate that X made his means again up and solely let the water go as much as his nostril as he spookily began swimming again to them and whispering, “I am okay.” 

The rapper advised the shaggy dog story simply earlier than he dove into his “Faucet Failure” lyrics with Genius, noting that he wrote the track in ten minutes.

Top Tracks: Future & Young Thug's New Loosie "Do It Like" Hits #1

By every their absurdly excessive requirements, it has been considerably a quiet 12 months for each Future and Young Thug. They each received to strive their hand as A&Rs with the Superfly soundtrack and Slime Language, respectively, and each launched comparatively temporary, however nice collections their very own music (Beastmode 2 and On The Rvn). Aside from their respective options on Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead” and Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” although, neither have been the omnipresent fixture in popular culture that they often are. They capped f delicate a 2018 with a brand new collab entitled “Do It Like,” which debuts at #1 this week.

Two artists with brand-new albums, 21 Savage and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, are tied with most appearances inside the highest ten our TOP 100 chart this week with two apiece. New tracks barely lacking out on spots this week embody Swae Lee’s “Christmas At Swae’s (#11), Blueface’s “Bleed It” (#12), Kodak Black’s “This Forever” (#13), and 6LACK’s “Been A While” (#14). 

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10. Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign Feat. XXXTentacion – Scared the Dark

Last week’s #1 can be the one repeat inside the highest ten this week (in truth, the one Week 2 track within the prime 17 spots), with the mix Weezy, Dolla, and X’s star energy in a position to maintain on for extra views. In its second week out, “Scared the Dark” is down 9 locations from #1 to #10.  

9. Agnez Mo Feat. Chris Brown & Juicy J – Overdose (TSD Remix)

Earlier this 12 months, Indonesian singer Agnez Mo dropped her single “Overdose” with Chris Brown in tow, and now Juicy J has joined in for a remix. This marks the second time this month that Juice and Breezy have appeared on the identical observe, with the primary occasion being Smooky Margielaa’s “Flight To Memphis.” The TSD remix “Overdose” debuts at #9. 

eight. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – The Reaper

This previous week, A Boogie gave us a brand new full-length by the identify  Hoodie SZN, and as beforehand talked about, he is landed two its tracks inside the highest ten this week. The first is “The Reaper,” which debuts at #eight. 

7. 21 Savage Feat. Childish Gambino – Monster

Although they appear like an odd pair on paper, 21 Savage and Childish Gambino have a small present historical past collectively, with 21 offering ad-libs on Gambino’s “This Is America” and Gambino (alright, Donald Glover) throwing a couple of references to 21 into his present Atlanta. Glover simply confirmed up on a lower from 21’s new album, I Am > I Was, and the ensuing observe, “Monster,” debuts at #7. 

6. Bow Wow – Wish I Never Met Her

2018 marked yet one more 12 months through which Bow Wow could possibly be present in tabloid headlines and never many different locations. He did, nevertheless, one way or the other handle to get his newest observe, “Wish I Never Met Her,” into the highest ten this week. It debuts at #6. 

5. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Feat. Tekashi 6ix9ine – Swervin

The second Hoodie SZN lower on this week’s checklist is the Tekashi 6ix9ine-featuring, London on da Track-produced jam referred to as “Swervin.” It debuts at #5. 

four. 21 Savage Feat. J. Cole – A Lot

Directly following a observe that includes Tekashi is a observe referencing him. On this album opener from 21’s newest, J. Cole hops on for a blazing visitor verse that befuddlingly features a shout-out to the now-incarcerated rapper. “A Lot” debuts at #four. 

three. Jhene Aiko – Wasted Love Freestyle 2018

We undoubtedly weren’t anticipating any new music from Jhene Aiko earlier than the 12 months’s finish, and particularly not a freestyle all issues. Following a quiet 12 months for her, the singer’s “Wasted Love Freestyle 2018” debuts at #three. 

2. Nipsey Hussle – Perfect Timing

Nip earned himself an under-the-radar, fan favourite W (just about indicative his profession) with this 12 months’s Victory Lap, and final week he capped f a quietly profitable 12 months with a brand new lower referred to as “Perfect Timing.” This one debuts at #2. 

1. Future & Young Thug – Do It Like

Throughout the 12 months, Future’s been randomly taking to YouTube to add loosies, some fairly commonplace chopping room ground fare, others a little bit extra noteworthy. “Do It Like,” a joint effort with frequent collaborator/pal Young Thug, is one the latter. It debuts at #1. 

XXXTentacion's "Moonlight" Goes 2X Platinum

XXXTentacion’s premature dying nonetheless resonates along with his followers, a reality evidenced by the sudden inflow murals popping up worldwide. Though he is not with us, the rapper left behind two full-length albums in 17 and X, each which function no scarcity fan favorites. Of course, one such favourite is “Moonlight,” which adopted “Sad!” as ?’s second single. You could recall the music video, that finally went on to achieve a melancholic really feel in mild his passing. Still, the track turned a spot consolation for a lot of grieving followers; for some context, the clip presently sits at 161,918,745 views on YouTube alone.

Now, “Moonlight” continues to rack up accolades for the late rapper. As Monday (Dec 17th), the uptempo-yet-somber single has ficially been licensed double-platinum, as per the RIAA. The track initially went platinum on August seventh, and doubled up mere months later. One has to surprise if or Skins will yield additional visible remedy; although the latter hasn’t been held within the highest esteem by the lots, it stays a welcome addition to the rapper’s catalog nonetheless. Rest in peace, X. 

Drake, Cardi B, Migos & Post Malone Hold Down RIAA’s 2018 Gold & Platinum List

Hip-hop is undoubtedly essentially the most consumed style on the planet proper now. It was made much more evident this 12 months. Drake basically held down the highest the Billboard Hot 100 for almost all the 12 months, Cardi B turned the primary feminine rapper to have 2 primary hits underneath her belt, and Migos ties the Beatles for many quantity simultaneous Hot 100 entries amongst teams. So it ought to come as no shock that hip-hop additionally led RIAA’s 2018 Gold & Platinum record.

Drake, Cardi B, Migos & Post Malone Hold Down RIAA’s 2018 Gold & Platinum List
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Drake had an enormous 12 months in 2018 and his RIAA plaques are additional professional. The rapper’s single, “God’s Plan” is the RIAA’s Top Song the 12 months whereas Scorpion was among the many prime albums within the RIAA’s 2018 Gold & Platinum record. Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion Privacy, Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys and Migos’ Culture II have been licensed double platinum. Additionally, J. Cole’s Ok.O.D, XXXTENTACION’s ?, and Camila Cabello’s Camila had been additionally licensed platinum. Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther: The Album and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack was additionally licensed platinum.

Clearly, hip-hop dominated pop music this 12 months and it would not seem like that may find yourself altering subsequent 12 months. The RIAA revealed that 2018 noticed 33 albums and 151 songs turned licensed both gold or platinum throughout the previous 12 months. You might learn extra data on the RIAA’s standards — together with how merch bundles are counted — right here. 

Kodak Black Shares Recording Process For XXXTentacion Tribute "Malcolm X.X.X"

Kodak Black has been on a sizzling streak since releasing his new album Dying To Live. The Florida rapper was praised by the likes Drake for the emotional, introspective lyrics. Drake texted Kodak saying “The bars you’re rapping about buddies and your function is so pure. What received you there? Like you’re virtually speaking from this god stage chook’s eye view your individual life.” The rapper even had a stand-out efficiency the tune “Testimony,” whereas on Jimmy Kimmel. In a brand new video, Kodak reveals f how he recorded the monitor “Malcom X.X.X,” which was a tribute to the late rapper XXXTentacion.

In the video we see him sitting in a chair in entrance some recording gear, excitedly reciting the lyrics to the tune f  a notepad. You may even hear members Kodak’s crew speaking about their pleasure for the brand new monitor. 

Kodak fers some his most poignant lyrics wall speaking about X saying “X was tryna purchase a motorbike and he received gunned down/X was tryna change his life, however he received burned down/X wasn’t ridin’ with no pipe so he received gunned down/Listen, do as I say, do not do as I do/Nine out 10, it ain’t gon’ find yourself lookin’ good for you.”

Now that Dying To Live has been out for a number of weeks, what’s your favourite monitor on the album?

Ski Mask The Slump God Says XXXTENTACION Was Supposed To Be On "Stokeley"

Ski Mask The Slump God is contemporary f the discharge his newest challenge, Stokeley. The album served as his ficial follow-up to Beware The Book Of Eli which he launched earlier this yr. Although it confronted a couple of setbacks, Ski Mask did not disappoint along with his newest challenge. The album featured appearances from Lil Baby, Juice WRLD, Lil Yachty, and Austin Lam. However, the challenge was really purported to characteristic a verse from the late XXXTENTACION.

Sitting down with Travis Mills on his Beats1 present, Ski Mask The Slump God defined that he was purported to have a verse from XXXTENTACION on the album. He beforehand revealed to XXL that he was purported to have Young Thug on the album as nicely. He defined to Travis Mills that he first linked with Thug after X’s passing.

“Actually, me and Thug first linked up after Jahseh’s dying,” he mentioned. “So, we was primarily speaking about that and the way Thug actually fucked with X and the way he was already having a music ready to make with him.”

He additional defined that the verse from X did not find yourself coming by means of for his album, however the observe might drop sooner or later.

“X was additionally purported to be on there,” he mentioned. “Could be later issues although, so it’s not for certain not occurring so me and XXXTentacion might nonetheless have songs.”

Peep the clip under.

XXXTentacion Murals Have Sprung Up Across The Globe

If XXXTentacion followers are one factor, it is devoutly loyal. Many who help the slain rapper achieve this with a fervor unusual for an artist so younger. Still, one thing about X appeared to resonate with a legion followers, who proceed to maintain his legacy alive by all method methodology. Now, it might seem that X’s likeness is being immortalized the world over within the kind a number of elaborate murals.

The paintings, which depicts all manners variations, from blue-haired kind to his infancy, has been rising in locations like Branson, Barcelona, Tokyo, Oakland, Sydney, Cape Town, London, San Francisco, Florida, Los Angeles, New York, Sao Paolo, and extra. The marketing campaign is being orchestrated at X’s ficial web site, which you’ll try right here. 

Interestingly sufficient, the emergence XXXTentacion murals coincides with one other prevalence Members Only advertising and marketing. Ski Mask The Slump God discovered his Stokeley album cowl popping up throughout varied North American retailers to hilarious outcomes; examine that out proper right here. In reality, the motion is highly effective to behold, and speaks to the impression X had throughout his temporary creative run.  

Ski Mask The Slump God Shares Previously Unseen XXXTentacion Pictures

The bromance Ski Mask The Slump God and XXXTentacion was one the brand new faculty’s most iconic. Though the pair suffered just a few ups and downs, they finally reconciled their variations, setting their sights on a ahead trajectory. Sadly, all the things modified when XXXTentacion was murdered in June 2018. Naturally, the occasion proved traumatic for Ski, who continues to mourn his buddy to at the present time. 

Today, Ski took to Instagram to share just a few unreleased images XXXTentacion, a deal with for his expansive fanbase. Given the shut nature their friendship, many the images have a candid really feel to them, from day-in-the-life to motion photographs at concert events. It actually places their run into context, and given the momentum X was experiencing earlier than his dying, who is aware of what may need occurred. 

At least we are able to take some solace in the truth that Ski Mask is doing his greatest to do proper by X’s legacy. He not too long ago opened up about an argument he and X had, which prompted him to reevaluate his place within the sport. The finish end result discovered a Slump God reinvigorated, which ultimately culminated in Stokeley, his greatest physique work up to now.

Check out the images under. Respect to the Slump God for sharing them.

XXXTentacion's "Skins" Earns #1 Spot On Billboard 200

XXXTentacion handed on this Summer, however his legacy lives on. The late rapper’s mom and crew pieced collectively his posthumous Skins album, and the venture was successful amongst followers. As reported by Billboard, Skins has earned the primary spot on their album-fueled 200 chart. The venture awards X his second primary album, and it moved 132,000 equal album items within the week ending December 13. 52,000 these had been from pure report gross sales. Billboard additionally notes that Skins is the primary posthumous primary album since Prince’s The Very Best Prince re-entered the charts in May  2016 following his loss of life.

Meek Mill’s Championships dropped all the way down to quantity 2 in its second week, transferring 129,000 equal album items. Michael Bublé’s legendary Christmas album crept as much as the third spot, the best place the album has held in six years. One would assume that the brand new streaming calculations helped with that. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack takes the third spot. Gucci Mane earned his fifth prime 10 album with Evil Genius grabbing the fifth spot. Gucci bought 51,000 equal album items, with 5,000 in pure gross sales. Travis Scott’s Astroworld continues to be hanging onto prime ten standing with the sixth spot. Trav moved 44,000 equal album items. Congratulations to all these artists that made the minimize!