It’s been a minute since Cinematic Music Group signee Mobsquad Nard dropped “Everything Clean But Da Ashtray”catapulting him on to everyone’s radar, so, in an effort to keep his fans fed whilst they await his forthcoming project, “Nardo DaVinci”, Nard has released this latest collection of freestyles.
#NardoDaVinciOTW is comprised of 11 freestyles, two of them unreleased, and includes features from Mobsquad posse members Lil Tee, Scoobie and Snap.
Next up will be a taste off of “Nardo DaVinci” in the form of the Boosie-assisted single, “Itz Dat.” Stay tuned!
After almost a 3 year hiatus since his last album “The Story of Life My Life”, New Jersey rapper Bishop The Overseer returns with a new single “Runnin Back”. Intimate and laid back, the Contemporary R&B/Hip-Hop Surround Sound recording features smooth vocals and mesmerizing melodic instrumentation with a powerful commentary undertone of the present political climate. Produced by Tone Jonez, whose credits include everything from Grand Hustle artists to Disney and WGN, “Running Back” is the perfect re-introduction to the game for Billboard charting Bishop. The lyrics are elegantly garnished, carefully crafted, and thoughtful, dealing as they do with the topics of emigration in the pursuit of liberty and happiness, addiction and suicide.
Although musically silent for a while, Newark-raised Bishop was simply expanding his entertainment repertoire. In fact, his hiatus from music was spent starring in big screen film productions like “Music & Lyrics”, “Enchanted”, “American Gangster”, “I Am Legend”, “Taking of Pelham 123” and “Salt” after making his acting debut on Dennis Leary’s “Rescue Me.”
Stay tuned for news of the release of a remastered version of “Money Spot (Part 1)”, coming in August.
As the hip-hop community continues to grieve over Prodigy’s tragic death on Tuesday morning (June 20), DJ Premier dug into his stash and uncovered an unreleased Mobb Deep record titled “Cop Hell.” A super young Havoc and Prodigy can be heard rapping about their hate for the police.
Maxo Kream, Lil Keke, and Steib Boy Stretch unleash the visuals for their track, “Floatin Thru Da Trap”. Check it out below and stay tuned for more material
Cinematic Music Group signee Mobsquad Nard is preparing to drop the follow up to last year’s “Everything’s Clean But Da Ashtray” later this summer but in the meantime in between time he’s gifted us with three new freestyles to keep the streets fed. Jackin the heat from recent releases by Kodak Black (who’s innocent), Playboi Carti and Mook Boy, all three will appear on an EP he’s calling #NardoDaVinciOTW. Also coming up for the Jacksonville native is a new video with Boosie entitled “Itz Dat” and it’s rumored there’s another collaboration with Starlito in the works.
Peep the story behind this one:
I was watching the J. Cole documentary on my free trial of HBO Go and I was searching for inspiration. I saw Cole make this beat, I got hyped… found a loop on YouTube and wrote this in like 30min..
Let’s just say he’s rapping this collaboration into existence. Cole once wore a shirt that said something like “Will Make Beats For Jay-Z Or Die Trying” and stood outside of HOV’s office for days straight. Maybe Caleb will keep finding Cole Loops and spazzing over them until the Dreamville founder catches wind.
Nevertheless, shoutout to him for this real Hip-Hop. We’re anxious for that album.
Emerging Bay Area femcee Chatty Tally tapped The Rap Game’s female standout Nia Kay recently for her latest visual release, “Barz.” The two go toe to toe in a rap battle of sorts; albeit a friendly one, each attempting to showcase themself as having the better rhyming skills.
The video was shot in Oakland after Chatty flew Nia in to perform at her MeMonster Launch Party alongside special guest, Kida the Great, the winner of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Also appearing were BMikeRob, B. Bandz, The Curl Sisters and Tyeler Reign.
Chatty Tally released her debut music video “Havin Fun” in June 2014. She has since released the singles and videos for “Dreams” and “Let’s Party” featuring The MeMonsters aka her brothers and sister. She has performed live at a number of festivals and events and even released her first of her own web series ,“The Chatty Tally Show” in August 2015. She is not just an entertainer, though, she is also a brand with 10% ownership in MeMonster TV, LLC. Tally has been releasing “The MeMonsters Learning Adventures” books, cartoon series and app for mobile devices since 2015. She’s also launched kids products that include back packs, watches, headphones and MeMonster Clothes. Education is so important to Tally that she that she is not just an honor roll student but helps mentor kids with disabilities. Tally was recognized by “The 8 Equality Film Festival” in Oakland, December 2014 for her role as a cancer patient in the web series “SomedaySHE”. 2017 saw the release of Tally’s very own film, “Switch.” The film can be seen on YouTube and MeMonsterTV.com
Remember those Drake vocals DJ Khaled wanted so badly? Well, it looks like they’ve finally got a release date. Today (June 2), the We The Best Music Group boss used his social media accounts to unveil a few teasers for “To the Max,” the next single for his forthcoming Grateful album and his latest collab with the Toronto superstar. It’s coming Monday (June 5).
One of those teasers came in the form of a short video clip where Khaled shouts the question, “Did the Drake vocals come in yet?” repeatedly over a black screen before it’s revealed that Drizzy’s vocals have, indeed, come in. In the next clip, the cover art for “To the Max”—which features an image of Khaled’s son Asahd looking extra joival while raising his hands to the sky—pops up with the song’s release date attached to it.
The next teaser comes is simply an image of the “To the Max” cover art. Of course, no Khaled post would be complete without an animated caption. “#Monday #6AM #DJKHALED FEAT @champagnepapi #ToTheMax #Monday #6AM! #GRATEFUL I WILL NEVER STOP!! Executive producer @asahdkhaled .. Bless up @jumpman23,” he wrote in the post.
In his final bit of teasing, Khaled, whose Grateful single “I’m the One” went platinum a couple of weeks ago, posted a black poster with some words promising a “Big announcement for your headtop,” referencing a phrase Drizzy made during an award acceptance speech from late last year. What else does Khaled have in store? We’re not sure, but we can’t wait to find out.
In any case, check out Khaled’s Instagram teasers for yourself just below.
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After getting several singles from the project, fans of Gucci get his Droptopwop project produced by Metro Boomin and featuring 2 Chainz, Young Dolph, Offset and Rick Ross. Its going to be a big one for Gucci and the artwork for the project says it all. This is classic Gucci as the Zone 6 legend keeps his foot on the gas “doing magic with the draco.” Check it out below:
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Why does Hip Hop hate Tyler, The Creator? Just like every entertainer, rapper and public figure – you’re always gonna get criticism. So in this video I look at two different reasons as to why someone like Tyler gets hated on by people.
Rapper 21 Savage has become just as well known for his intellect as his ability to spit bars. With the release of his new album, ISSA, 21 opened up about a number of topics in addition to street violence such as love and the black experience. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, 21 talks about the difficulties that black people face in America.
“Most of the time I just talk about me or what I experience,” he says about relaying his black livelihood. “Now I be trying to talk about other things that other people can relate to.” He goes on to continue his train of thought, talking specifically about the difficulty that black people face. “It’s hard being black,” he says. “I don’t think people really understand how hard it is to be black. Especially when you coming from nothing. In the hood, there’s already a lot of hate just amongst us black people. We killin’ each other and everybody else killin’ us too. We poor. And the world hates us.”
He then talks about people who say that he only makes gangster rap music. “People always say I don’t ever talk about that type of shit, then when I talk about that type of shit, they do everything in their power to not talk about that song,” he says.
Taking up esteemed residence alongside Sade, Lil Wayne now not only has a permanent place in Drake‘s heart but also on his body. In pictures taken from Drake’s Houston Appreciation Weekend that appeared overnight on the 6 God’s Instagram, the Weezy can be seen in pride of place — next to a bottle of Drakkar Noir and a skull, naturally — on Drake’s upper-left arm, which, when you think about it, is really the least he could do. As the man who signed Drake to Young Money back in 2009 — pre-Thank Me Later, pre-Take Care and categorically pre-Nothing Was The Same — it’s safe to say the tat of Lil Wayne, taken from a classic picture of the Louisiana rapper which you can see in the tweet below, is a strong show of respect in an area previously reserved for the likes of Rihanna and BBK.
Check out the photos below, courtesy of Champagne Papi’s Instagram, and let us know what you think in the comments section. And speaking of Drizzy, are people right to think there might be a Take Care 2 on the way?
Travis Scott recently took to his Instagram Story to show off his latest timepiece pickup from hip-hop’s favorite Jacob the Jeweler. The Jacob & Co. rose gold Astronomia diamond baguette watch went for a shocking $1,015,000 USD, and was unveiled a week ago before La Flame picked it up. The gravitational triple axis Tourbillon timepiece features a three-dimensional sidereel display that boasts an Oval Sky Indicator of the Celestial Panorama, “Jacob Cut” Red Moon Orange Sapphire with 288 facets and diamond encrusted 18K rose gold.
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Master P and Kodak Black have apparently formed a very strong bond. Next month, they will be joining forces for a back-to-school fundraiser to raise money for the youth in Kodak’s hometown of Pompano Beach, Fla.
The event is slated for Aug. 14, according to TMZ. The two rappers plan on giving out school supplies to over 1,300 area children.
P continues to take Kodak under his wing as he has been mentoring the often in trouble rapper for the past few months. Last month, P showed love to the Project Baby by putting him in his celebrity basketball game that kicked off the 2017 Essence Festival. He has also reportedly been giving Kodak game on the music industry and life in general. “Nobody’s perfect, I’m a work in progress myself. I got a second chance and I want to help inner city kids,” Kodak recently said in a statement.
P continues his philanthropic efforts. He recently gave out 10 scholarships. The proceeds from the aforementioned celebrity b-ball game went towards the scholarship fund that benefited the 10 kids chosen to receive the donations.
Space is big. Really big. And there’s a lot of weird, wonderful and sometimes utterly terrifying things out there. From Black Holes that literally chase galaxies down to the hottest place ever discovered… this is 10 Most Terrifying Places In The Universe.
Apple announced a collection of new emoji characters coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year. The news coincides with World Emoji Day,
While there’s a handful of playful options — from a coconut and a sandwich to a “mind blown” emoji — several feature more inclusive roles for women, such as one wearing a headscarf and another breastfeeding.
Apple teased more than a dozen new emoji, including a genie, t-rex, yoga master, zebra, elf and a zombie. There’s also a starstruck emoji and one throwing up green vomit.
The emoji are Apple’s interpretation of 69 new symbols approved this year by the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit group that sets the global standard for emoji and text characters. Software makers, like Apple (AAPL, Tech30) and Google (GOOG), then design versions for their platforms.
While all eyes have been on brother Lonzo Ball’s performance on the court as of late, LaMelo has been quietly putting up his own stats. But not in the way people hoped, after taking 56 shots to make 51 points and horribly missing a dunk attempt. Dad LaVar publically ripped him a new one as a result.
It’s time for fans of Air Jordans and Nike‘s Flyknit models to open up the calendars on their phones and punch a new date in. As Sneaker News notes, the much-anticipated Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “Banned” sneaker now has an official release date. Back in May, initial shots of the “Banned” iteration of the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit leaked and a closer look also surfaced; along with the photograph, rumors circulated regarding a possible September release date. Now, it looks like we can pinpoint September 9 as the day the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “Banned” will arrive.
At present time, a release date for the other major Air Jordan 1 Flyknit — the “Royal” colorway — has yet to be announced. Earlier this month, Jordan Brand revealed plans for a “timeless” black and white take on the Air Jordan 1 Mid.
Kendrick Lamar has kept the guests to a minimum so far on his ‘DAMN.’ tour, but on his Detroit stop he surprised fans by bringing out J. Cole. The two rappers go way back, previously collaborating on tracks like “Forbidden Fruit” and DJ Khaled’s “They Ready.” Fans will undoubtedly take Cole’s appearance as another sign his long-rumored joint album with Kendrick could still be in the works.
Fans are speculating that Safaree Samuels must be missing Onika because he revealed Nicki Minaj was supposed to have his child in an ominous tweet.
Yesterday (July 28) the Love & Hip Hop Hollywood heartthrob took to Twitter to express how bad he wants a pickney. Guessing he’s not in a relationship now because he shared with 178K+ followers that Nicki Minaj was supposed to bless him with a child.
Last week, Meek Mill, Tyler, the Creator and Lana Del Rey all dropped anticipated, major releases respectively. Each artist is now anticipating where they might land on the Billboard 200 album chart, with Tyler voicing some of his concerns on his possible debut spot on twitter.
As you may know, Meek Mill’s effort Wins and Losses has been promoted and pushed pretty heavily with various TIDAL exclusives, but they took it a step further this past week when TIDAL offered free streaming of the album to any and everyone– the album continues to be available on other streaming services as well.
How will this affect Meek’s first week numbers, though, if fans are able to stream it freely via TIDAL? This is a question and concern Tyler, the Creator brought to the twittersphere yesterday. The two are almost neck-in-neck when it comes to reported sales projections.
Tyler admittedly wants a #1-debuting album for himself, tweeting: “FUCK THAT I NEED THAT TOP SPOT.” He continued wondering about TIDAL’s methods, “DAMN TIDAL GOT ALBUMS PLAYING BEFORE A PAYWALL WHICH MAKES ME THINK NIGGAS CAN HAVE BOTS SPIKING UP PLAYS FOR BILLBOARD ON FRIDAY HMM.”
PLAYBOI CARTI – Before They Were Famous. Before Playboi Carti’s single ‘Broke Boi’ turned him into one of the hottest new rap stars of 2015, and setting him up to chart billboard with Magnolia and woke up like this. Before he signed onto Interscope records before even releasing a mix tape, and got featured on 2017’s xxl Freshman Class List.
NAV – Before They Were Famous — Before NAV collaborated with Drake, the Weeknd and Metro Boomin, and released his self titled mixtape, with songs like Myself and Some Way…find out the story of his life and career before fame here.
It seems like A$AP Ferg has been pretty quiet on the music front. Besides dropping a new track named “Tango” in late June and appearing on recent releases from Marty Baller and Tory Lanez, the Trap Lord has kept fans waiting for a new release. Now, Ferg has announced on Instagram that his new mixtape Still Striving will be dropping on Aug. 18.
The announcement came via an Instagram post from Ferg’s official account where he also let the world know he’d just watched a movie featuring Pro Era member, Kirk Night. The picture shows Ferg and eight other people sitting on a wide bench inside of a theater. “Me and my Pros!!! Last night @kirkknight had a private screening for “Patticake$” a new movie he’s in !! Lil bro getting is acting on proud of you. Movie drops same day as my mixtapes #stillstriving August 18th,” the post reads.
Kendrick Lamar has dropped the video for “LOYALTY.,” the Rihanna-starring gem from DAMN. The new video is directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies (Kendrick and Dave Free) and follows clips for “DNA.” and “ELEMENT.”
Kendrick Lamar‘s stream of electrifying guest performers continued to flow during the Chicago stop of his DAMN. tour on Thursday night (July 27). Performing at the city’s United Center, K. Dot surprised everyone in the audience by having Chance The Rapper pop up onstage. Watch the awesome moment unfold for yourself in the videos below.
Soon after taking the stage, Chano began performing his Grammy Award-winning hit, “No Problem,” dancing around with his typical enthusiasm. For his part, K. Dot bounced around the stage with him, and the audience went totally crazy—as they should have. After all, Kung Fu Kenny and Chance are two MC’s at the top of their game. Chano took home two Grammy Awards earlier this year, while Kendrick, as of a couple of weeks ago, has the best selling album of 2017 with DAMN. It’s safe to say they’re both killing it.
The Weeknd has found a lot of success with his Starboy cut “Reminder,” and now decides to preview its upcoming remix featuring Young Thug and ASAP Rocky.
The XO artist dropped a video for the original song back in February with by ASAP Rocky, Drake, Bryson Tiller, French Montana, and NAV.
Watch The Weeknd’s Instagram posts, each showing a snippet of the featured artists below, and expect the remix to arrive next week. Starboy is available on Apple Music now.
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N.O.R.E. stopped by The Breakfast Club earlier this week to catch up with DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God, and Angela Yee. During his time on the show he discussed his popular podcast Drink Champs, incarcerated podcaster Taxstone, collaborations with Pharrell, and more.