The last time Drake visited Jason of Beverley Hills, he left with a life-sized owl pendant. Keep in mind this pendant came equipped with more than a kilo of gold, more than 100 carats of Asscher cut diamonds.
Astonishingly, it is larger than Jason’s hand. Without a doubt, Drizzy must’ve dropped a big bag on his gleaming owl. However, there’s never a shortage of funds when you embark on a three month, 54-show tour across the U.S. and Canada with Hip Hop’s leading trio.
In fact, Aubrey and the Three Migos are still running up checks considering five shows remain on the schedule. Still, Drizzy found time to call Jason and have him create a few new gleaming pieces. When you can afford it, and your friends are actively contributing to securing a bag, its only right you pay them respect in diamonds (ice, ice, ice, ice, ice, ice).
Therefore, Drizzy split the bag to drop more than a few bands on a few diamond gifts for the Migos. We spoke exclusively with Jason the jeweler, CEO of Jason of BH. He provided us with some intimate details on the gifts.
Asking a few curious questions, we learned that each chain is equipped with 1,196 Round and Asscher shape diamonds, approximately 20 carats apiece. It’s important to note these are all flawless diamonds.
The pavè and prong settings ensure every diamond will dance across the 19′ chain like the late Mike Jack for years to come.
Offset is already flaunting his gift on his Instagram stories. We wish we had generous friends like Drizzy.
Let’s get it. J. Cole teams up with Moneybagg Yo in the video for his RESET standout “Say Na.”
The Memphis rapper brings it home in the three-minute clip. He gives a peek into his flashy lifestyle, making it rain at the laundromat before sitting down for a feast. Cole World also pays his collaborator a visit at the laundromat. Sporting matching plaid jackets, they exchange bars.
“Ni**as look real, but they silicone / Tough titty, got a redbone,” he raps. “And the head strong / Like Biggie said, ‘Boy, you dead wrong.’”
“Say Na” appears on RESET, Moneybagg Yo’s third release of 2018, which also features appearances from Future, Kodak Black, YG, Jeremih, Kevin Gates, and more.
It’s been a while since Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt has released an album, with the rapper spending a portion of his time off the radar, away from the paparazzi. He has stayed relatively quiet on social media as well, and this summer the former Odd Future member also cancelled several concerts while citing his motives as an ongoing fight with anxiety and depression.
However, Earl got back on stage at the Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life concert. Soon and after that he was featured on Vince Staples’ new album FM! with (basically) his own track “New earlsweatshirt – Interlude”. Now that he’s returned to the spotlight, here’s 5 Things You (Probably} Didn’t Know About Earl Sweatshirt.
***EDIT (11/13/18): On Thursday, Earl dropped music of his own for the first time since 2016 with a single titled “Nowhere2go” after it was previewed on an Instagram announcement post the night before.***
Last week, the musician whose real name is Thebe Kgositsile posted a mysterious video on Twitter. The 27-second clip, which samples Tommy Davidson as “cream corn” from the movie Black Dynamite, is leading fans to conclude it as a teaser for a new release. Rumors of an upcoming drop have been circulating for months now, as Earl tweeted but quickly deleted “The vibes… SRS COMING SOON THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER !!” back in September.
2. His last album came over three years ago.
In March of 2015, Earl released I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. It fared extremely well with critics, even reaching #12 on the Billboard 200 and selling 30,000 copies in its debut week. Following this, the extended-play Solace was released. However, since then, he has not put out a single album. With that being said, fans are really hoping that Monday’s tweet will lead to a new piece of art!
3. It’s no surprise his lyrical content is so smooth.
Earl Sweatshirt’s father is renowned South African poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, who passed away in January of 2018. Their relationship seemed a bit rocky throughout the years though (he rapped of missing his dad after not seeing him for years on the hit song “Chum”, and Keorapeste said in 2011 that he hadn’t heard his son’s music while also denouncing new hip-hop), but the death still affected Earl greatly. Anyway, great minds and strong creative abilities clearly run in the family. Rest in peace, Mr. Kgositsile.
4. Thebe has tried his hand at acting, too.
Although the rapper hasn’t performed in quite a few years now, he once was active in front of the camera. He was on VICELAND’s Party Legends with Na’kel Smith, BET’s 106 & Park, and the infamous Loiter Squad for a total of twenty episodes. Produced by Adult Swim, it featured him, Tyler, the Creator, Taco Bennett, and others. Earl’s most recent appearance came on Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch ‘Ancient Aliens’, back in 2016. Whether he’ll return to this field is yet to be determined, but we do know that he knows how to make people laugh.
5. He’s collaborated with some fantastic artists.
Despite being just 24 years old now, Earl Sweatshirt is a veteran within hip-hop and has worked with some of the game’s best rappers. Some of this can be accredited to the fact that he’s been active since 2010, when his career began. The late Mac Miller featured him on “I’m Not Real” as well as two other tracks, and Earl has been on pieces by Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, SpaceGhostPurrp, Thundercat, Vince Staples and obviously those of old OFWGKTA members such as Frank Ocean.
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6ix9ine’s record label is taking an L on his recent video shoot.
Last Thursday (Nov. 8), gunfire erupted on set of Tekashi’s video at an $80 million Beverly Hills mansion. As a result, the shoot was canceled and the rapper’s record label, Universal Music Group, has incurred a loss of nearly half-a-million dollars.
According to TMZ, Universal spent more than $480,000 to fund the video shoot that was supposed to feature Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. But production came to a halt after around eight shots were fired and at least one bullet went through a bedroom window.
Photos from the set show the mansion windows covered in Tekashi’s signature rainbow colors. There are currently no plans to reschedule or reshoot, so Universal will end up eating the cost.
Tekashi had also reportedly hired the two strip club bartenders who are suing Cardi B to appear in the clip for the song off his upcoming album Dummy Boy, due Nov. 23.
Murder Master Music Show’s close friend Collins “DJ Ready Red” Leysath passed away at the age of 53 on August 24th. He was not just a guest on the show, he was a fixture providing many classic moments during the show’s run. He co-hosted episodes, participated in classic Roundtable episodes, and called in to surprise other legends and pioneers.
We took pride in the fact that we told him directly while he was here how much he meant to the world of hip-hop. He was the first to sample Tony Montana and put him on a record, he gave the Geto Boys the sound they needed to show the hip-hop world that the South meant business, and he loved his fans.
Despite the majority of the “lamestream” media outlets not recognizing his influence and contributions, he always stayed upbeat and positive. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans across the globe! We love and miss you bruh! Long live the Musical Enforcer!
1. Bushwick Bill and DJ Ready Red reminiscing about early days of the Geto Boys
One night we had Bushwick on as a guest and I thought it would be a dope idea if Red called in. Red called and we captured Hip Hop history with the two Geto Boys catching up and sharing legendary memories with us and our audience.
2. Original Geto Boys line up speaking about unreleased 1989 GB album
A few months back we did a roundtable episode with DJ Ready Red, Sire Juke Box, and Prince Johnny C for the 30th Anniversary of the classic GB album Making Trouble. During this clip the 3 recall how they recorded an entire Geto Boys album in 1989 that never seen the light of day. Whoever is in possession of this, we need to hear it!
3. Discussing Secret Hip Hop meeting in 1990 with Rahiem of the Furious Five
For years there were speculations about a secret Hip Hop meeting in 1990 that took place where a variety of topics were discussed. On this episode, we were interviewing the legendary Rahiem of the Furious Five and both Red and Rahiem confirmed there was a meeting that went down and shared some insight about it.
4. Co-Hosted Episode 100 with Amazing Hip Hop roundtable
Episode 100 of the Murder Master Music Show was amazing, to say the least. We had Freeway Ricky Ross, DJ Yella of NWA, Spice-1, Kokane, and MC Shan to name a few that called in. DJ Ready Red was not just a guest on this episode, he was the honorary Co-Host and stayed on the line for 3 hours with us taking calls from legends and pioneers.
5. Surprise call to MC Shan
Ready Red was the type of guy who loved people. He loved his fans, he loved Hip Hop and he was always outgoing and humble! One night we were interviewing the legendary MC Shan and Red decided to call into the show. He wanted to show support to an artist that he looked up to.
Turnt Tuesday. It’s a day to get turnt SOHH why not get things going with R. Kelly fans showing too much thirst? Speaking about thirst, how about Jill Scott going in-in on a mic during a live show? With explicit thoughts on your mind, is an escorting service trying to get $1 million from Riff Raff? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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Are R. Kelly fans truly doing the most? Turns out there’s just nothing a real fanatic won’t do – notably wiping his nose during a show? IG has the footage:
Migos is bringing the Culture to “Carpool Karaoke.”
The Atlanta trio rode along with James Corden for a new installment of the popular “Late Late Show” series. With Quavo riding shotgun and Offset and Takeoff in the backseat, they sang along to hits like “Bad and Boujee” and counted up stacks of cash, amounting to over $170,000.
In the preview clip, Migos and Corden also hit up a high-end clothing store where Corden announced, “We’ll be paying cash!”
But the highlight was when they broke out into a dance session in the car while singing along to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and dabbing at the same time.
The full “Carpool Karaoke” with Migos will air tonight on “The Late Late Show.” Watch a sneak peek below.