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Lil Uzi Vert Looking To Purchase Planet

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Lil Uzi Vert has his sights set on his next big purchase — a planet.

His close friend Grimes took to Twitter to show her followers the planet that Uzi is in the process of purchasing. The tweet claims it’s called WASP-127b and it’s almost one and a half times bigger than Jupiter.

“Apparently @LILUZIVERT owns this planet – just a heads up.”

Uzi responded by saying he was trying to surprise fans with the purchase but he’s still working on it.

Grimes claims he would be the first human to legally own a planet.

The Philly native was recently in the news for a diamond facial piercing that cost $24 million. Uzi acquired the rare pink diamond from famed jeweler Elliot Eliante. It was inserted into the center of his forehead, via dermal implant. Within months fans noticed the diamond was missing on a date night out with his girlfriend JT. Uzi never made any official comments as to why he removed the gem but there was speculation around his mental state.

Complex reached out to NASA to see if this was even a real possibility, with no response so far.

There is an outer space treaty that prevents nations from owning planets but not individuals. Lil Uzi Vert can now add outer space to his list of assets.

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[WATCH] Video Wall Collapses At Hard Rock Stadium Day Before Rolling Loud Miami

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Just one day before the opening night shows at Rolling Loud Miami a projector screen above the stage at the Hard Rock Stadium collapsed and it was all caught on tape by a passing copter.

A Rolling Loud statement was issued confirming the collapse, saying, “During load in and construction, a projection screen fell as it hadn’t yet been secured. There were no injuries and the stage is being reset for the weekend.” They added, “In case you see it on the news, a screen fell down at one of our stages. Nobody was hurt and it will be fixed before doors open tomorrow. The show goes on!” 

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CJ Set to Bring Latin Hip-Hop to Hot 97’S Summer Jam 2021

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Puerto Rican and Staten Island drill rapper, CJ will perform at the HOT 97 Summer Jam this year. Taking place Sunday, August 22 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. CJ’s lead single “Whoopty” which is 2X Platinum now has amassed over 300 million views on YouTube and over 1.2 million videos TikTok.

The “Toast Up” rapper is being presented by The Heavy Hitters, and CJ will be performing alongside friends Farruko, El Alfa, and more surprise guests.

Watch Hot’s DJ Camilo announce the stadium stage with special guests CJ, El Alfa and more at the 12:20 minute mark.

Summer Jam will also include performances by multi-platinum recording artists A Boogie, Meek Mill, Saweetie, Rowdy Rebel, Bobby Shmurda and more. In addition, super producer, Swizz Beatz will be leading a historic tribute to Hip-Hop icon DMX. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.

Are you ready to see CJ rock the mic at Summer Jam?

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Jack Harlow, Latto and Saweetie Team Up With Sprite for Live Stream Concert Series

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It is no surprise that Jack Harlow is one of Hip-Hop’s brightest young stars. The Kentucky native rose to prominence in 2020 with his JetsonMade produced, hit single, “What’s Poppin.” The track was arguably the song of the Summer in 20202, which led to the release of his gold-certified debut album, Thats What They All Say. The album featured Lil Baby, Chris Brown Adam Levine, a posthumous Static Major and more.

The 23-year-old rapper is gearing up to hit the road for his now sold-out “Creme De La Creme Tour” this Fall. The tour is set to begin in Orlando on September 8th.

Before the road festivities begin, he is teaming up with Sprite for their latest, Live From The Label (LFTL) Concert Series.

“When Sprite reached out, we jumped at the opportunity,” said the “Route 66” rapper. “The brand has a history of cool. I associate them in a positive and fly light, so I look forward to building with them.”

The LFTL Concert Series kicks off on July 29th with ATL rapper Latto, followed by Saweetie on August 12th. Jack Harlow will close out to series on August 18th for the grand finale.

“I love the confidence they (Latto and Saweetie) project,” he says in admiration of his fellow headliners. “They are extremely talented and I love seeing women succeed in our art form (of music). It’s a beautiful thing.”

The LFTL campaign will also shed light on upcoming artists. Jack Harlow will be joined by Ryan Trey. Harlow cites Bryson Tiller as the source for his discovery of Ryan’s music

“I’ve been familiar with him for a while, so I think it’s a dope opportunity to show my taste in music,” said Jack. “He has a great voice and ear for beats so I’m excited to see as he continues his career.”

Latto and Saweetie will be joined by ChloTheGod and Summer Valentine respectively.

All three LFTL headliners will perform at the venue where their first-ever performance took place. For Jack Harlow, he’s taking it back to ATL.

HOW TO GET ACCESS TO THE LIVESTREAM

Be sure to grab a Live From The Label Sprite Bottle and scan the QR code to get access to the live stream concert, exclusive merch and more.

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DaBaby Passively Supports DaniLeigh’s Pregnancy Post

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DaBaby apparently has a baby on the way with DaniLeigh.

After months of speculation, the Def Jam singer officially revealed her pregnancy in an IG and Twitter post. Prior to the post, a family member accidentally posted DaniLeigh’s baby bump while in the Dominican Republic.

In a number of stunning maternity photos, the “Easy” singer took to Instagram and Twitter.

“As you grow so does my love, discipline, and focus,” she wrote in her caption.

“3 months ago, can’t wait to meet you my baby..” said the 26 year-old singer.

While fans have made strong speculations that DaBaby is the baby daddy, he may have confirmed it with his recent reaction. Although we have not heard a word from DaBaby regarding his alleged baby on the way, he did like DaniLeigh’s IG post.

This led fans to confirm their speculation. Last December the two went public with their relationship after DaniLeigh posted a pic of the two, saying, “My baby idc,” with a heart emoji.

During the same time, DaBaby, 29, posted Miami singer on his IG story feeding him lamb chops.

The two also collaborated on DaniLeigh’s track, “Levi High.”

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Erykah Badu Announces Multiple 2021 Tour Dates

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Erykah Badu is hitting the road, multiple tour dates announced.

Erykah announced that she is going on tour and released a list of limited tour dates on Monday.

The neo-soul queen will kick off her tour on October 18, in Denver. She also plans to stop in New York City, Austin, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Louisville.

Badu’s tour dates likely come as a relief to her fans after she confessed during an interview with the New York Times that she does not fancy touring.

“I didn’t miss it,” she said in reference to live shows. “I’ve always wanted to perform from my bed at home. I’m the laziest artist probably in Dallas. I never wanted to do the packing and going through the car and luggage and the hotel and, ‘What’s the password? What’s the internet?’ You get tired after years and years of doing it, you know?”

This news follows the recent announcement of Badu joining musical artist H.E.R. for H.E.R.’s Lights On Festival which takes place September 18, and 19, in Concord, California. Tickets for her solo shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 23.

With all our favorite musicians back on the road, which artist are you excited to see take the stage?

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Images Inspired By Slim Aarons From Jay-Z Cannabis Line Now For Sale

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If Jay-Z isn’t in the news for music, he’s in the news for business.

Three months ago, Jay-Z aka Hov’s cannabis line Monogram displayed the first installment of “The Good Life, Redefined”—a lavish campaign inspired by Slim Aarons and shot by Hype Williams. Now some of those images from the photoshoot are available for purchase.

Jay-Z is branding his line of marijuana as high-class cannabis, and the mid-century luxury-inspired photoshoot by Aarons fulfilled Hov’s vision.

This shoot, which included some iconic figures in fashion, entertainment, and the food industry, took place at Twin Palms, Frank Sinatra’s estate in Palm Springs.

Images featured rappers Chika and Curren$y, stylist Aleali May, model Slick Woods, and culinary collective Ghetto Gastro as they are poolside representing fancy usage of marijuana.

“The perception around cannabis has shifted a lot since the 20th century. If you were to ask me and my peers how we’d define the good life today, weed would definitely be a part of it,” Williams said in a statement. “Whether we’re smoking to inspire creativity or to celebrate an achievement, cannabis has a rightful place in modern day culture.”

Starting today, limited-edition prints of the photographs (just 10 of each were produced, for a total of 80) will be available for purchase on The Webster and Caliva.com.

The pieces are priced at $320 and printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm—high-quality cotton paper. Sizes range from 18×18 to 18×24.

During the 1950’s, Slim Aarons photos became popular for his use of celebrities and glamorous people in various indulgent social settings. His POV was usually “attractive people, doing attractive things in attractive places,” he famously said.

Have you ever splurged on limited artwork? Share your thoughts below.

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Megan Thee Stallion Invites Her Hotties to See Her Graduate

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Megan Thee Stallion wants her Hotties to witness her graduate college.

Throughout Thee Stallion’s music career, she never ended her education. The Houston Hottie, who has major accomplishments, now wants her “Hotties” to see her get her college degree.

The 3x Grammy winner, expressed her desire on Twitter to let her fans know that she would love for them to attend her graduation from the HBCU, Texas Southern University. 

“I really want some of my hotties to come to my graduation 😭.”

Tina Snow continued, “My college experience has been a roller coaster! I started at PV went to some community colleges in between and I’m ending at TSU. Don’t get discouraged! You can chase your dreams and your education at the same time 👏🏽.”

Before Thee Stallion’s career kicked off, the “Savage” rapper initially attended Praire View A&M but transferred to TSU taking online classes towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration.

Back on Feb, 15, a disgruntled fan deleted a tweet discrediting Meg’s desire to pursue a career in the health industry. The rapper, who is soon to be a Bachelor in Health Administration responded by tweeting that she’s not only graduating but will open up some facilities. 

Adding, “Mam Im abt to Graduate in the fall and still gone open my facility.. hope you get them retweets doe!”

The H Town Hottie is also dedicating this accomplishment to her mom, Holly “Hollywood” Thomas, who died on March 19. In an interview, she did with People, she said,

“I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud,” she says about her mom who died in March 2019 after battling brain cancer. “She saw me going to school before she passed.”

Meg, who lost her father tragically as a child and her great grandmother shortly after her mother died, added,

“I want my big mama to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed,” says Megan. “My grandmother that’s still alive used to be a teacher, so she’s on my butt about finishing school. I’m doing it for me, but I’m also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today.”

Congratulations to all the students of the graduating class of 2021, you did it.

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ICYMI: MF Doom Set To Be Honored with Street In New York

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MF DOOM is set to be honored in name dedication in New York. 

Last Wednesday, the City of Long Beach approved a proposal to rename the East Hudson Street block between Riverside Boulevard and Long Beach Road after the late rapper. 

The unveiling of the MF DOOM street sign has yet to be scheduled and the City Council hasn’t officially decided on the name.

  MF DOOM, born Daniel Dumile, died last October at the age of 49. However, the announcement of his untimely passing came on December 31, 2020, several months later sending shockwaves throughout the Hip-Hop community.

According to HipHopDX, a petition was started by a former classmate, Dr. Patrick C. Graham, who attended Long Beach High School with DOOM.

“I used to run the Martin Luther King Center there, so I still have a close connection to the community. I was born and raised there, went to high school with Dumile. So I said give me a minute and I’ll craft a letter to the City Council based on how I see it and then converted that letter into a petition. The group said they loved it and we moved forward.

“I’m just happy this is happening because it’s not only a victory for Dumile’s legacy, but it’s also about showing that community our generation. It is a way for people to see a symbol of our generation and our impact, particularly in a community that’s gentrifying pretty fast.”

“Daniel Dumile, or MF DOOM, left an indelible mark on the music industry and on the lives of people across the globe,” Long Beach City Manager Donna M. Gayden adds. “Long Beach is proud to bestow this honor in his memory and proud that he called our City home.”

“Right now, there’s discussion instead of just ‘KMD-MF DOOM WAY,’ there’s going to be some indication of his actual government name. That’s all I knew him as was Dumile [laughs]. They were trying to do it before his birthday, but I feel we shouldn’t rush.”

Operation Doomsday, DOOM’s debut album paved the way for his lineage of work that has become legendary for both the classic Hip-Hop listener and the new school crowd.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and supporters.

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MF Doom Set To Be Honored with Street In New York

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MF DOOM is getting a street named after him in New York. 

On Wednesday, the City of Long Beach approved a proposal to rename the East Hudson Street block between Riverside Boulevard and Long Beach Road after the late rapper. 

The unveiling of the MF DOOM street sign has yet to be scheduled and the City Council hasn’t officially decided on the name.

  MF DOOM, born Daniel Dumile, died last October at the age of 49. However, the announcement of his untimely passing came on December 31, 2020, several months later sending shockwaves throughout the Hip-Hop community.

According to HipHopDX, a petition was started by a former classmate, Dr. Patrick C. Graham, who attended Long Beach High School with DOOM.

“I used to run the Martin Luther King Center there, so I still have a close connection to the community. I was born and raised there, went to high school with Dumile. So I said give me a minute and I’ll craft a letter to the City Council based on how I see it and then converted that letter into a petition. The group said they loved it and we moved forward.

“I’m just happy this is happening because it’s not only a victory for Dumile’s legacy, but it’s also about showing that community our generation. It is a way for people to see a symbol of our generation and our impact, particularly in a community that’s gentrifying pretty fast.”

“Daniel Dumile, or MF DOOM, left an indelible mark on the music industry and on the lives of people across the globe,” Long Beach City Manager Donna M. Gayden adds. “Long Beach is proud to bestow this honor in his memory and proud that he called our City home.”

“Right now, there’s discussion instead of just ‘KMD-MF DOOM WAY,’ there’s going to be some indication of his actual government name. That’s all I knew him as was Dumile [laughs]. They were trying to do it before his birthday, but I feel we shouldn’t rush.”

Operation Doomsday, DOOM’s debut album paved the way for his lineage of work that has become legendary for both the classic Hip-Hop listener and the new school crowd.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and supporters.

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