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Lil Mosey Drops Debut Album and Announces Free Fan Appreciation Shows

Lil Mosey is hosting three free shows in celebration of the release of his new album Certified Hitmaker.

The new album arrives today (Nov. 8) via Interscope Records and marks the arrival of the Seattle rapper for his takeover. The album is 14 tracks deep with assistance from Trippie Redd, Chris Brown and more.

The album follows the success of his lead single, “Stuck In A Dream,” which features Gunna and currently sits at #46 on the global streaming chart, corralled over 14 million views on the video in just a month, and Lil Mosey’s catalog has been streamed over 1.9 billion times.

The album celebrations started in Los Angeles on Wednesday with a free concert at The Echo in Los Angeles. From There, Mosey will have another free show on Monday, November 11 in New York City at SOBs before wrapping it up Sunday, November 24 at Nuemos for a hometown Seattle show.

You can stream the album below.

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[WATCH] JT And Yung Miami Tease New Song And The Internet Is On Fire

Last night, The City Girls teased a new song on JT’s Instagram and it’s safe to say the City Girls are back.

Jatavia Shakara Johnson, known as JT was sentenced to two years in prison for credit card fraud back in 2018 and was expected to be released in 2020. During JT’s incarceration, Yung Miami held it down for the City Girls, securing a number of collaborations with big-name artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Moneybagg Yo, Tee Grizzley, and visuals that kept fans anticipating her partners release.

Now that she’s released, JT allegedly went straight to the studio to satisfy her fans and from the sound of this snippet, the girls will do just that.

With the caption reading…’Don’t think we ain’t coming’, JT and Yung Miami teased a verse off a new song they recorded and the internet is on fire.

 

Check it out below.

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Rap Legends Black Moon Perform Classics At Album Release Show In NYC

Last night rap legends Black Moon performed at the renowned SOB’s in New York City to a crowd of hip hop enthusiasts.

Performing songs off their new album Rise Of Da Moon released on Duck Down Music, the audience got a live taste of gems off the new album. The album features Smif-n-Wessun, Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan and Rockness Monsta with over 15 new tracks produced exclusively by Da Beatminerz Black Moon which consists of DJ Evil Dee, Buckshot, and 5 FT rocked a few joints off the most talked about hip hop album of the year. Word on the street is this project is the perfect balance of incredible beats and rhymes. Mr. Walt, 1/2 of the production duo Da Beatminerz set the tone for the stage before his brother Evil Dee jumped on the turntables. Showcasing the origins of hip hop, Buckshot and 5 FT controlled the crowd while Evil Dee effortlessly killed the 1 and 2’s.
Smif-N-Wessun surprised the crowd with their classic rendition of ‘Bucktown’ bringing back memories only the 90’s could bring. Sean Price’s wife came onstage and Rock from Health Skeltah showed up to rep his Boot Camp Click Family. Rapping every word of the undeniable golden era classics, the packed house proved they came out to hear real hip hop.













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Gang Starr Delivers New Album ‘One Of The Best Yet’

Hip-Hop heads have been buzzing about the new Gang Starr album since the release of the J. Cole assisted “Family and Loyalty” release. The day has officially come.

One of the most influential groups in Hip-Hop has returned. DJ Premier and Guru right in line with what fans will want from the pairing. After Guru passed in 2010, hope for the album seemed to go out of the window. DJ Premier was holding out.

“I never lost faith, or wavered. I still felt it inside of me, it just happened to be nine years later (after Guru’s passing)” Premier said. “We all want the things we want right now, but I’m a patient guy. I hung in there and just kept believing.”

The album began to be created in September 2017, with Guru’s ashes sitting on top of the production console of Premiere in an urn given to him by the late rapper’s family. The final result is One Of The Best Yet.

“This album means everything to me. It’s a continuation of what I never wanted to end” Premier stated. “It’s a very foreign place for me and very emotional. I get happy, sad, excited; my feelings are kind of all over the place. But predominantly, just very happy to be making music with Guru again.”

One Of The Best Yet brings Royce Da 5’9″, Nitty Scott, Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo, Q-Tip, M.O.P. and more. All 16 DJ Premier produced tracks are available below.

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Dem Babies? Kanye West Makes Controversial Claim That Democrats Brainwash Blacks Into Getting Abortions

From recently dropping his long-awaited album Jesus Is King to doing all types of headline-inducing promo for the project, Kanye West is having quite a week when it comes to the press. By now, many of you have already peeped his interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, but there was one part relating to Democrats and African Americans that currently has a lot of people once again missing the “Old Kanye.”



While the interview spans almost 50 minutes long, it only took ‘Ye about 10 minutes before making the distasteful comment. It’s worth watching the full interview (seen above) to understand just exactly what the controversial rap vet was trying to say, but see below for the quote that got some serious attention from “the cookout”:

“We brainwashed out here, bro. Come on, man — this is a free man talking! Democrats had us voting Democrat for food stamps for years, bro! What is you talking about?! Guns in the ’80s? Taking the fathers out the home? Plan B? Lowering our votes? Making us abort our children — thou shall not kill!”

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This came after Big Boy asked whether or not Kanye felt he was turning his back on the Black community with a lot of the left-field things he’s been saying and doing recently, particularly when it comes to his verbal support of Donald Trump. Many even believe he was throwing shots at Meek Mill during one point in his rant (“…rapping about things that can get you locked up and then saying you about prison reform”), but we’ll hold off on breathing life into that allegation out of respect for Hip-Hop unity at this time in the culture. However, we can only hope that Yeezy understands there’s a responsibility in saying things like that without being 100% certain in the point he’s trying to make or being taken out of context. For example, it’s worth noting that Plan B is used as a preventive pill to avoid getting pregnant, not a substance you take to terminate an existing pregnancy.

What do you think about Kanye West’s recent claims that Democrats brainwashed Black people into getting abortions? Sound off with your thoughts over on Facebook and Twitter!

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Hip-Hop Halloween: 10 Last Minute Rap and R&B-Themed Costume Ideas

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, giving those who celebrate a chance to be someone (or something!) completely out of the ordinary. While witches, warlocks, vampires and superheroes are some of the top faves when it comes to selecting a costume, dressing up as your favorite rapper or singer will never get old. That’s why we were thrilled to see that Tyler, The Creator recently revealed a set of costumes inspired by an alter ego named IGOR from his latest album of the same name.



Even if you didn’t mind dropping the $230 USD it costs to cop the wig and suit combo seen above, it looks like the IGOR costume is actually sold out at the moment. Dont’t fret, though — we found a few good selections via our friends over at Toynk Toys that will get the job done quicker than you can spit a hot 16. As you’ll probably be hitting up a few Halloween shindigs throughout the week and maybe into the weekend, take a minute to find one or a few suitable suits that are less ghoulish and more on the “G’d up” side.

Keep scrolling to check out some of the best Halloween costume ideas inspired by 10 past and present all-stars in the world of Hip-Hop and R&B:


VANILLA ICE

His days of “Ice Ice Baby” fame are long gone, but you can still rock out like the pioneering white rapper with this hilarious throwback ‘fit. Adding an ironic twist to things, Vanilla Ice was actually born on Halloween!

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THE FRESH PRINCE-ERA WILL SMITH

While the top could also be a dope Biggie costume as well, the hat automatically brings to mind the classic opening sequence played at the beginning of every episode of Will Smith’s breakout sitcom series. Yo holmes, to Bel-Air!

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G-EAZY

Granted, this one falls more along the lines of Grease steez, but where do you think G-Eazy got his swag from?! Pull out your pomade and go rep for the Bay Area!

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THRILLER-ERA MICHAEL JACKSON

The King of Pop will forever remain iconic for this look, and we can’t think of a better get-up to party the night away in if you’re planning on raising the dead with some killer dance moves this Halloween.

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THA CARTER III-ERA LIL WAYNE

Prepare for more than a few laughs aimed your way if you decide on channelling this ’08 Weezy look. However, you’re also 90% certain to win any costume contest with this one. Hey, Mr. Carter!

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2011 GRAMMY AWARDS NICKI MINAJ

Channel the, in her own words, “most dominating female rapper of the last decade chile” by rocking a costume inspired by one of her wildest red carpet looks. Ass pads not included.

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janet.-ERA JANET JACKSON

If you’re looking to get a little nasty this Halloween, going as one of the pioneering queens of pop music is definitely a solid choice. You know you want this!

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“UMBRELLA”-ERA RIHANNA

It’s the song that turned a girl from the left side of an island into a certified superstar. We can’t guarantee you’ll have the same platinum-selling results as Rih, but why not have a little fun going as the ultimate good girl gone bad?

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MEGAN THEE STALLION

Planning on driving the boat during Mischief Night? Saddle up and steer the way to the party as Houston’s premiere hottie currently rocking the mic. You’ll be having a “Hot Girl Halloween” in no time!

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’04 MTV MOVIE AWARDS MARQUES HOUSTON

Come on, we had to save the best for last! The former Immature/IMx lead singer will forever be associated with that barely-there-and-see-through suit from the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, and now you can be a hot mess for Halloween as well. Don’t go fully commando, though!

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Who are you dressing up as this Halloween? Let us know over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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Kendrick Lamar Gives a First Look at His Upcoming Nike React Element 55 Collab

Kendrick Lamar killed it with all of his Nike collabs that dropped last year, and now the Compton rap king is returning to his Swoosh-shaped throne to deliver a special colorway for the React Element 55.



A teaser in every bit of the word — K. Dot pulled a “post-and-delete” earlier today with the black & white image seen above — this grainy preview of the Kendrick Lamar x Nike React Element 55 did a great job at building enough anticipation without spoiling the upcoming big reveal. While Kendrick’s photo makes it hard to make out most, if any, of the shoe’s design details, leaked images obtained by the general sneaker community give a clearer look at what to expect. Monochrome-hued patterns split down the middle to create a stark contrast between the medial and lateral sides of the shoe, and the overall inso for some reason brings to mind moon craters, especially with the speckled React sole unit. We’ll just wait to see the official story behind Kung Fu Kenny’s latest kicking collab with the Swoosh, which is guaranteed to be a limited drop when it arrives in the very near future.

We’ll keep you all posted on when the Kendrick Lamar x Nike React Element 55 is officially revealed, but info from trusted sneaker release projectors like PY_RATES™ (seen below) say it’ll drop as early as next week on November 5 for $150 USD.

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The Show’s Over: T-Pain Announces 1UP DLC Tour Cancellation Due to Poor Ticket Sales

2019 has been a very trying time for veteran crooner T-Pain. Not only did he lose his brother earlier this year, and was even accused of not preventing his death by one extremely insensitive fan, the Tallahassee-bred rap-singer also had to put a few shows on hold back in April after doctors warned that he was in risk of damaging his voice permanently. It now appears that his latest faux pas involves the upcoming 1UP DLC Tour, or should we say not upcoming tour as he’s officially canceled it altogether.



Taking to his Instagram to break the news (seen above), T-Pain not only revealed that the tour was officially canceled, but even went the extra length to explain that it was unfortunately because of low ticket sales and a severe lack in production quality. To add insult to injury, he even confirms that he was “advised to lie about this” and say it was due to “needing some alone time or me time.” While many might be quick to clown the GRAMMY-winning musician, he actually comes out looking pretty respectable overall for keeping it a buck and being honest about the situation. Much respect, Nappy Boy!

Watch T-Pain’s full explanation in regards to the 1UP DLC Tour cancellation above. While those who bought tickets will see a refund, we’ll still keep you all updated if and when new dates are announced.

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Fat Joe Recalls Passing on Eminem’s Demo Six Different Times, Calls it the ‘Biggest Mistake’ of his Life

Fat Joe recently spoke with Florida’s WEDR 99.1 FM Miami for their 99 Jamz Live event, and took a quick stroll down memory lane.

The Bronx rapper recalled a time where he passed on a young, hungry rapper who will become an international superstar.

“What happened was Eminem out here in Miami, he gave me his demo like six different times.” Joe said. “And everywhere I went there was this little White boy and he kept giving me his demo he was like ‘yo listen to my music, I am telling you, I am nice, I’m nice, I’m nice.’ And I never really, I didn’t do it, and now he is the biggest guy in the universe. ”

The Terror Squad head honcho doubled down on his statement on social media and says that was the biggest mistake of his life.

Elsewhere in the interview he remembered having a similar experience with Rick Ross, and being instrumental in Pitbull getting signed.

Fat Joe recently had the Internet going crazy when he reminded the entire Latin community of their origin.

“Let’s speak about Latinos not being Black,” Joe said in a September interview with Hot 97’s Ebro on the Morning. “Latinos are Black. In Cuba, at one time, there was 8 million Cubans. 5 million, unfortunately, were slaves. 3 million were actual Cubans, and they integrated and had babies. Same thing with Puerto Rico when you go to Loíza. And when you talk about Santeria, that came from the motherland Africa. Sometimes, Latinos may even identify themselves with African and Black culture more than Black people. This ain’t no crazy thing. Fat Joe ain’t on crack. He know what he talking about.”

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Where the Dollars At? Trick Daddy Files For Bankruptcy, Claims $0 USD In His Checking Account

They say it ain’t tricking if you got it, but what happens when you don’t actually have it and your rap name just so happens to have the word “trick” in it? Well, we’re not quite sure how to answer that, but maybe Trick Daddy can fill in the blanks following a new report that he filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The best (read: worst) part about it all? He claimed to have $0 USD in his checking account.



Even though a “top rappers” list should probably be the least of Trick’s worries right about now, at least it’s good to see that he’s staying in good spirits based off the IG video seen above. Then again, according to The Blast this issue actually stems back to August 6 when he originally filed. It’s also worth noting that he previously filed for bankruptcy three times in the past, each instance being dismissed before his debt could go through with being discharged.

Here’s how The Blast is breaking down Trick Daddy’s debt by the numbers:

He lists his assets as his home in Miramar, Florida worth $350,000, $1,500 in household goods, and $150 in clothes.

Trick Daddy has $0 in his checking account and stock in his Trick & Rick Music Publishing company worth $5,000.

His debts include $435,682 owed to Fannie Mae related to his Florida home, $12,000 to his home owners association, $57,119 in back child support and $290,000 to the IRS.

Trick Daddy also lists an unknown amount in credit card debt. His total debt owed to creditors comes to $807,176.86.

Trick Daddy’s current bankruptcy claim is still pending. Here’s to hoping his debt can be forgiven this time around! Peep the video below to reflect on much better times:

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