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Today in Hip-Hop History: Ol’ Dirty Bastard Released ‘Return Of The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version’ 25 Years Ago

On this day in Hip-Hop history, Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard released his debut solo LP, Return of the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. Released by Elektra Records, Return of the 36 Chambers was only the second solo LP by any Wu-Tang member. Largely produced by fellow Wu-Tang emcee RZA, the album had a mostly positive commercial reception.

Peaking at number seven on the Billboard 200 and number two on the Top R&B/Hip Hop chart, Return of the 36 Chambers sold 81,000 albums in its first week and was certified gold later that year. The album was also nominated for “Best Rap Album” at the 1996 Grammy Awards.

Coming off such a successful group debut, there were little critics could say to discount the record. The Source, Rolling Stone and Allmusic have all given the project four out of five stars. In 1998, The Source selected the album to be a part of its 100 Best Rap Albums list.

Following Return of the 36 chambers: The Dirty Version, ODB went on to release one more solo album, Nigga Please, before his untimely demise in 2004. Ol’ Dirty will forever be remembered as one of the most talented and unique emcees to ever grace the mic.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Big L’s Debut Album ‘Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous’ Turns 25 Years Old!

On this date, a quarter century ago, Big L dropped his debut and only full length studio album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous on Columbia Records.

Aside from, eloquently stated by The Source Magazine at the time, “[coming] with ill animated lyrics, combined with metaphors that stun; a combo sure to have suckas on the run,Big L also ushered in two emcees that are very prominent in the culture today: a then-unknown Killa Cam and a semi-established Jay-Z.

Produced primarily by the legendary Lord Finesse with Showbiz and Buckwild on the help out, this was definitely a Diggin’ In The Crates album. According to “Funky Technician” Lord Finesse, who had a hand in some of the album’s production, in an interview commemorating the album’s 15-year anniversary, he said this about the posse track “8 Iz Enuff”, “With that [song] L just thought he had to do a track with the rappers from his hood. And he definitely wanted to put on [those particular emcees]… We looking like, ‘How you gonna put eight niggas on one track?’ [And he was like], ‘Don’t worry, I got this.’”

He definitely had it too.

Unfortunately, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous would be the only album released by L in his lifetime as he was fatally shot in Harlem in 1999.

Salute to Big L kaka Lamont Coleman(RIP), Lord Finesse, Jay-Z, Cam’ron, Grand Daddy I,U and everyone else who helped make this album a piece of Hip Hop hisotry!

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Alleged Domestic Battery Victim Files Restraining Order Against Yung Berg

The situation is getting thicker for the “Thot Box” rapper.

Talia Tilley, the alleged victim in the domestic battery investigation against Yung Berg, has filed a restraining order against the Chi-Town rapper, claiming that she fears for her life.

As we reported, Tilley says that Berg pistol whipped her. pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her earlier this month. The two slept together, but she claims that Berg, whose real name is Christian Ward, accused her of trying to rob him and would not let her leave until she gave up her cell phone and passcode. She alleges that when she was allowed to leave hours later, Berg kept her ID. She claims the rapper has been trashing her on social media ever since.

A judge granted Tilley the restraining order, which leaves Berg facing domestic battery charges. Her proof? pictures of her with two black eyes, a broken nose and cuts on her face.

TheSource.com will bring more details to this story as it develops.

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French Montana Sued for Sexual Battery

French Montana is being accused of sexual battery.

A woman alleges that she was drugged and raped at the rapper’s home. According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the victim, who refers to herself as Jane Doe, is also suing Montana’s employee, Mansour Bennouna, and Coke Boy Records for assault and battery, sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring, supervision and retention and negligence.

In the suit, Doe alleges that the men “had a longstanding practice of inviting women to their recording sessions, or choosing women at bars, and inviting them back to the Hidden Hills house.” She claims they would supply the women with “excessive amounts” of alcohol and drugs, “with the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with them, without any regard to whether or not they consented, or were able to consent.”

The woman says that on March 28, 2018, Bennouna “sexually assaulted, sexually harassed, and raped” her, the same day Montana “sexually assaulted, sexually harassed” her. Earlier in the day, Montana allegedly invited her to the studio before inviting her back to his home with Bennouna. While at his house, Doe was invited to take a shot of alcohol. She remembers blacking out and “several men coming in and out of the bedroom.” She believes French was among those who sexually assaulted her.

Doe says she went to the hospital and had a rape kit administered, which showed the presence of semen. She also reported the alleged rape to the police.

She is now seeking damages for “extreme emotional distress, anxiety, flashbacks and depression.” She says that the alleged assault has put a hold on her career as a model and actress.

Source: Rap-Up.com

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Da Brat Makes It Instagram Official With Her Girlfriend, Jesseca Dupart

Da Brat lives a very private life, but she recently went public with her girlfriend, Jesseca Dupart.

Dupart is known on social media for her Kaleidoscope Hair products, and fans have speculated that the two were an item for a while. The beauty mogul posted a picture of them hugging and the caption simply read, “Yep” accompanied by a heart emoji.

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❣ yep …..

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Dupart, also known as DaRealBBJudy, shared a touching video of the moment she gifted Da Brat a Bentley as an early birthday gift. “This video was taken 3•16,” she wrote in the message. “Her birthday is 4•14 but with the way things were going and my excitement I couldn’t wait. it’s so crazy cuz I ordered a CUSTOM bow for the presentation and didn’t even wait on it.”

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🎁🎁❤🎁🎁

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HERS • n • HERS

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Brat responded on Twitter expressing her gratitude for the gift and her lady. “Never have I EVER. Needless to say… I’ve always been a kind of private person until I met my heart’s match who handles some things differently than I do. Thank you baby,” she posted.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: 2Pac’s Third Posthumous Album ‘Until The End Of Time’ Dropped 19 Years Ago

On this date 19 years ago, Tupac’s third posthumous album Until The End Of Time was released on the Amaru/Death Row imprint.

Recorded while ‘Pac was an artist on Death Row Records with material taken from studio sessions for All Eyez On Me and Makaveli: The Don Killuminati 7 Day Theory, Tupac’s first double album and seventh full length studio album is one of the best selling Hip Hop albums of all time.

Produced primarily by the late Johnny J, songs like “Letter 2 My Unborn”, “Happy Home”, When Thugz Cry” and even the album’s title track are remixes by other producers, however, the ideas from the tracks are still in tact. Johnny J, whose real name is Johnny Jackson, died in 2008 in an apparent suicide while serving three years in prison, but many believe that he was killed rather than to be paid the millions he was owed in royalties by Suge Knight and Death Row Records for the records produced.

With 29 tracks saturated with Tupac’s closest associates and recent signees Outlawz, Shakur’s energy andf legacy is a preserved tine capsule within itself. Completed during studio visits in which ‘Pac himself knew would be some of his last, at least with Death Row Records, so for a lot of Tupac’s cult followers this is their holy grail.

Salute to the late, great Tupac Shakur(RIP), his mother Afeni Shakur(RIP), his pops Mutulu Shakur, brother Mopreme, The Outlawz, the late Johnny J(RIP), Big Syke(RIP), Hussein Fatal(RIP), Yaki Kadafi(RIP) and everyone who took part in making this album a Hip Hop classic!

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Mayor Bill de Blasio On Possibly Closing NYC Parks, Stay At Home Timeline + Hospitals

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City Girls’ JT Teases New Music On Deck: “Y’All H*es P***y Don’t Really Be Talking Bout Nothing!”

City Girls JT Dancing

Florida rapper JT is ready to deliver some serious audio heat. The City Girls group member has teased fans about having a new record ready to reach millions.

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Last night, JT fired up her Instagram page with a snippet. She danced to the record and hinted at it dropping sooner than later.

“Y’all hoes p*ssy don’t really be talking bout nothing! I’m ready to drop this city girls sh*t”

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Yal Ready For New @citygirls Or Nah ?

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Recently, JT did not hold back on waking up the thirst trap. The hip-hop entertainer shared a stack of Instagram slideshow moments turning up on a yacht and jet ski.

“Such a city girl it’s a shame!”

City Girls’ JT flexes on a jet ski

Wait, There’s More

Recently, footage surfaced of JT’s insane iced-out birthday present to City Girls’ Yung Miami. Instead of just going with a b-day card, JT bought Miami a must-see new bracelet.

Before You Go

Recently, Yung Miami looked flawless and sent the thirst trap into spirals courtesy of swimsuit pics. She shared a grip of new pics to her day one supporters.

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Gucci Mane Announces New 1017 Projects Dropping In May

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Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane isn’t slowing down the momentum. The hip-hop veteran has announced a slew of big releases getting ready to drop in time for summer.

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On Friday, Guwop went to Instagram to announce new solo efforts from rappers Ola Runt and Foogiano are coming in May.

“Dropping May 24 2020 #Beggin4ABody @1olarunt#SoIcyBoyz u either with me against me or in my way #NoCap 😷

“Dropping May 1st #TheNew1017 follow @foogiano 😷

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Dropping May 1st #TheNew1017 follow @foogiano 😷

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Mane also reminded female musicians he’s still signing new talent. Gucci explained his need to expand the 1017 roster with another newcomer.

“Still looking for 2 #SoIceyGirlz hashtag #1017Challenge

Wait, There’s More

A few nights ago, Guwop went online to share an in-studio clip. In the video, he introduced the world to his newly signed artist Foogianao. He also encourages his 12.9 million followers to check out Foo’s Instagram page.

“Go follow Foogiano. My only artist on the new 1017. Who next? If it’s weak keep it.”

Before You Go

Foo also made sure to confirm his new record label situation. He shared footage of himself in the studio with Gucci and declared his new 1017 loyalty.

“1017. B*tch I’m da mayor!! Gucci Mane 4L.”

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1017 Ⓜ🎱🅱💩🗣Bitch I’m da mayor ‼🖤 @laflare1017 4L

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Jessie Reyez and Eminem Reunite on ‘Coffin’

Jessie Reyez releases her highly-anticipated debut album Before Love Came to Kill Us today featuring a collaboration with Eminem.

The Canadian singer-songwriter reunites with Slim Shady on “Coffin,” which follows their 2018 collaboration “Good Guy.” The melancholy track finds Jessie having suicidal thoughts about her lover.

“You make me wanna jump off the roof ’cause I love you to death just like a fool / I’d rather a coffin handmade for two ’cause I love you to death just like a fool,” she sings before Em responds.

“I don’t really wanna fight / I just wanna spend the night / But I don’t wanna spend the night / Actin’ out, ‘Love the Way You Lie,’” he raps before promising to be by his lover’s side until death. “Say the coffin they better make it for two / ‘Cause if you jump, I’m jumpin’ with you / And neither one of us have nothin’ to lose.”

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Jessie decided not to delay the album’s release. “It messed me up because I was like ‘I don’t want to seem insensitive,’” she told The New York Times. “I’ve grown up thinking about death as something that could easily happen tomorrow. But I know that for everybody else, there’s a lot of fear right now. I’m conflicted. But I’ve decided I’m putting out because indecision never did anything for nobody.”

The 14-track album also features 6LACK on the previously-released “Imported” and “I Do,” for which she released a somber video.

Stream Before Love Came to Kill Us below.

Source: Rap-Up.com

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