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Big Sean Enlists Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, & Meek Mill for New Album

Big Sean is back in beast mode.

As he gears up for the release of his fifth album this fall, the Detroit-bred rapper is revealing more details about the highly-anticipated project including some of his collaborators.

Post Malone appears on “Wolves,” a track about family, which also features ad-libs from A$AP Rocky. “[That song is about] my family growing up,” Sean tells Entertainment Weekly. “Everybody’s in there, my grandma, my mom, my brother — it’s like they were a pack of wolves and they were the sweetest and strongest. It’s one of my favorites on the album.”

Rocky also guests on another song with MadeinTYO. “Rocky had a verse on [‘Wolves’ originally], but he ended up doing the verse to another song that he and I felt fit a little better with the album,” he adds. “That’s another song I got with MadeinTYO. But I just kept it dialed-in throughout.”

In addition to “Single Again” and the A$AP Ferg-assisted “Bezerk,” Meek Mill and Diddy make cameos. “There’s a song where Meek Mill just says two lines, and Puff had a couple of lines,” reveals Sean.

For the first time, he also opens up about being diagnosed with a heart disease at the age of 19. “I couldn’t even walk from one side of the room to the other without getting super-tired,” he tells EW. “I passed out once in the shower and got rushed to the emergency room.”

He addresses the scary moment on “Lucky Me,” crediting his mother’s holistic medicine for curing him. “Lucky me, I was diagnosed with a heart disease at 19,” he raps. “Doctors said they had to cut it open put a pacemaker on it to put it back on beat / ‘Til my mother took me to holistic doctors and they prescribed me magnesium for two weeks / Went back to the regular doctors and they said, ‘Huh? damn, looks like we don’t need to proceed.’”

Sean does even more personal reflection throughout the album, his first solo project since 2017’s I Decided. “I took some time to work on myself and I was able to have a good therapist, good mentors,” he says. “I truthfully feel like it’ll really shine through on the full album.”

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50 Cent Shares New On-Set Prison Shots From New FOR LIFE TV Series: “When I Get Out That’s Ya A**”

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New York rapper 50 Cent really wants fans hyped for his upcoming “For Life” TV series. The hip-hop veteran has teased fans with fresh looks from the ABC project.

On Tuesday, Fif jumped on Instagram with a slideshow of pics featuring himself draped in prison attire.

Earlier this month, 50 delivered some new, must-see on-set pics.

In late September, Curtis Jackson went to IG to share some epic production shots.

Back in May, TV network ABC officially ordered the series for the 2019-2020 season.

The latter hails from “Without A Trace” creator Hank Steinberg and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and is described as a serialized legal and family dramainspired by the life of Isaac Wright, Jr.about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.  The show will also seek to examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems. It stars Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Glenn Fleshler, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Boris McGiver. (Variety)

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Nick Cannon and Chris Brown Team Up in ‘She Ball’ Trailer

Nick Cannon is ballin’ on the big screen.

The multi-faceted mogul is teaming up with Birdman’s Cash Money Films to bring his street basketball film She Ball to theaters next year.

In addition to his starring role, Cannon wrote, produced, and directed She Ball. Chris Brown and Birdman also produced and star in the movie alongside Cedric the Entertainer, DC Young Fly, Evan Ross, and Faizon Love.

The movie, which was first announced in 2017, tells the story of a young female athlete, played by Melody Rae Kandil, who defies the odds on and off the basketball court. Cannon plays Avery Watts, a single father of a 7-year-old daughter, who gets help from a women’s street ball league in order to save the Inglewood Community Center.

She Ball, is about community, and the inclusive nature of controlling your own background,” says Cannon. “It’s a story that doesn’t have any boundaries. It’s a sports movie, it’s a love story, and it’s a comedy. I grew up on movies like Above the Rim, Love & Basketball, and even Save the Last Dance. It has a little bit of a combination of these three movies but with its own message. It’s an action-packed movie that’s full of laughs, but at the end of the day it’s really just a great story about human connections.”

Added Cannon, “Birdman and I have been talking about doing movies together for so long and it finally all came together on this project. Chris Brown who is like family to me and such a visionary, is truly one of the most gifted and talented spirits to ever grace this planet!”

She Ball hits theaters in February 2020. The official soundtrack will also be released on Cash Money Records/NCREDIBLE.

Watch the trailer below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Did Madonna Try to Bag Big Daddy Kane???? #SheHadTheChance

For years, Big Daddy Kane fans wondered what exactly was up with him and Madonna.

Rumors definitely started to swirl when the “R.A.W.” rapper, got all the way raw with her in the 1992 book, SEX.  Especially when it was revealed that she and Tupac had a brief fling, it is quite plausible that she shot her shot with when she included him in her first literary project.

The photo book explored sex on all types of levels and was consider explicit and pornographic in the 90s. Kane didn’t help. In his spread, he played boy toy to Naomi Campbell and Madonna for some of the most erotic portrayals of art that Hip-Hop had ever seen at the time.

READ MORE: Exclusive: Big Daddy Kane Talks Battling in NYC, Discovering JAY-Z and More

A more mature Kane looks back on that time in his life, and finally tells fans if the “Material Girl” was trying to kick it to him.

The Source: When did you transform from a battle rapper to a sex symbol?

Big Daddy Kane: I guess after the records. When we start putting songs out I guess the female audience changed the whole perspective. It turned into something else.

Was it a conscious thought or an evolution of your person?

Well…  growing up I was ugly, because I was dark-skinned. So I wasn’t used to women hollering at me and saying that I was fine. So that was some new shit when I started making records. I was like “Oh, word!!!” (laughter) I grew up in the LL Cool J/ El Debarge era. So I was like “Oh, word? I’ll take it.”

And then the book….

Oh Madonna?

Did she holler at you? Was she like “I need to talk to you.”

We were doing a promo tour for Warner. Bros. But it was in an upper class hospital. And you know the white kids in the hospitals were sick, they didn’t know who I was. They recognized Madonna and Color Me Badd. And Madonna was talking to them and was like, “This is Big Daddy Kane, a famous rapper. Let me hear you say ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin’” And I am like “Wow… Madonna knows my shit.” She was just showing love. She saw what the situation was, and that I shouldn’t have been there. But then afterwards, she told me she was doing a book and she thought that I was attractive and she would like for me to be in it. And I was like “I would be honored.” And she was like “but its gonna be nude photos.” And I was like “Shit… even better.” (Laughter)

Did she try to holler?

Nah…

Why not?

Or if she did, I didn’t know. I mean.. she was just rather friendly. You know when I go there to the photoshoot… Me, her and Naomi Campbell… 

She tried to holler…

I mean we in photos with my finger up inside of her and she never said “Yo… put something else it.”  If that was a chance for her to shoot her shot… what better time than that? So, I don’t think she tried to holler.

So what happened when you got back to Brooklyn? Did you friends look at you differently?

The people that got love was like “That’s amazing. This dude is up there with ‘Borderline.’ Wow!” And then you had the haters who were like “what you doing with that white woman? You selling out. That’s pop stuff.”  But those same people are gentrified like a mf now.

Guess, she kept her composure and didn’t get some of Mr. Chocolate.

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Travis Scott May Need Surgery After Injuring His Knee

Travis Scott may be going under the knife.

After falling onstage at Rolling Loud last weekend, the chart-topping rapper will reportedly undergo surgery on his bum knee.

Sources tell TMZ that Travis visited an orthopedic specialist at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute this week. He was diagnosed with a dislocated knee, more specifically a stretch or tear in the patellar tendon.

Travis injured himself while performing at Rolling Loud in New York on Saturday (Oct. 12). He landed on his leg wrong while jumping up and down and had to hobble on one leg for the rest of his performance. Despite the injury, he still finished the show.

Doctors want to wait another day or two before deciding if surgery is needed, or if the knee can heal on its own. However, Travis might opt for surgery because he wants to get back to playing basketball.

He will need to rest up before two major performances next month. He is slated to headline the Day N Vegas festival on Nov. 2 and his own ASTROWORLD Festival on Nov. 9.

But it’s not all bad news. This week, his single “Highest in the Room” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his second leader on the chart.

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Game Hints At November BORN 2 RAP Release + Compensates LP Delay W/ THE DOCUMENTARY Merch

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West Coast rapper Game knows fans really want to get their hands on his Born 2 Rap album. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to address the project’s delay.

On Tuesday, Game revealed he’s pushing for a November release and also announced a new merchandise rollout celebrating his 2005 The Documentary studio debut.

In August, Game announced plans to put out his final album before November.

In March, Game teased fans about an inevitable G-Eazy and Miguel collaboration.

Recently, Game went to IG with a snapshot of his studio team and promised perfection on a highly-anticipated Born To Rap LP.

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Dreezy and Jacquees Reunite in ‘Love Someone’ Video

Breakup to makeup.

Dreezy and Jacquees reignite their relationship in the video for “Love Someone” off Dreezy’s album Big Dreez. Directed by Jake Riley and John Lathan, the storyline chronicles the breakup of several couples. Amid an apocalyptic scene, Dreezy’s character takes things into her own hands, lighting her man’s car on fire with gasoline, while the self-proclaimed “King of R&B” reflects on love lost. “I thought I was your baby though,” sings a heartbroken Jacquees.

“‘Love Someone’ kind of fell in place on its own. I was in the studio working on tracks, and I wanted a real-life personal song that I could include,” Dreezy told Coveteur. “I was drawing inspiration from past broken relationships on my verses, and Jacquees just happened to pull up to the studio and lay down the perfect hook. I didn’t even plan for him to be on it, but it spoke to my heart and the emotion I had on the song. There was a point where I almost cried listening it back.”

The video was shot prior to the couple’s reported breakup over the summer. In September, Dreezy proclaimed her single status on social media.

“Love Someone” appears on Dreezy’s latest album, Big Dreez, which was released in January. Jacquees is now gearing up for his new album, the aptly-titled King of R&B, on Nov. 8.

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Gillie the King Reveals His Top 5 Rap Groups of All Time… What Philly Group Makes His List?

Gillie the King is the King of Philadelphia.

According to those who are in the know in The City of Brotherly Love…  few things musically goes through the city without him knowing. When Smack White decided to bring his Ultimate Rap League to Philly, Gillie was front and center to watch Cassidy go up against Arsonal (and then he left before the battle was over).  Needless to say, his opinion is respected.

So on one of his most recent episode of his podcast, Million Dollaz Worth of Game with his cousin, Wallo and producer Dev, he listed is Top 5 Rap Groups of all time. What makes the entire exchange hilarious is to see how the trio struggles with coming up with just 5 groups for the list.

READ MORE: Pornstar PinkyXXX Had a ‘Threesome’ with Gillie the King and Says 60% Women Fake Orgasms

The first inkling that no one was coming to full agreement, was when Wallo protested on the three hosts having a combined list (with good reason). Check out the following lists (and those who were knocked off the list).

Gillie the King

First List

  1. Mobb Deep
  2. NWA
  3. Bone Thugs N Harmony
  4. Migos
  5. EPMD

Then Gillie adds that he forgot about RUN DMC and takes WuTang Clan from Dev.

Second List

  1. NWA
  2. RUN DMC
  3. Bone Thugs N Harmony
  4. WuTang Clan

Third List

  1. NWA
  2. WuTang Clan
  3. Mobb Deep
  4. Bone Thugs N Harmony
  5. Major Figgas

Wallo

  1. Public Enemy
  2. NWA
  3. WuTang Clan
  4. RUN DMC
  5. Mobb Deep

Dev Nasty

  1. Mobb Deep
  2. WuTang Clan
  3. Fugees
  4. NWA
  5. RUNDMC

First argument was over Public Enemy, whereas Gillie called them “vigilantes” and says that his cousin walked around with a big red clock like Flavor Flav. They also mention OutKast and Migos. After a certain point, the idea of Top 5 went out the window. The three proved one point: It is impossible to do a top anything with so many amazing lyricists- 40 years into Hip-Hop.

Another funny point, but actually important to note. The Roots did not make Gillie’s list. He mentioned that the Hip-Hop band has never invited him to perform at their legendary picnic. Didn’t we start this off that Gillie is the King of Philly? Whoever is calling the shots…. Ahmir… Black Thought… James Poyser… Kamal Gray… make sure next year his invite finds a way to the MDW offices. We are sure folk would love to see him rip the set.

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Nas Salutes DMX + Gang Starr: “My Bro”

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New York rapper Nas is showing his support for Dark Man X. The hip-hop veteran has saluted the Ruff Ryders leader following his recent check-in to a rehabilitation center.

On Tuesday, Nasir shouted out DMX and also shared a throwback pic of rap group Gang Starr.

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On Tuesday, Brooklyn rap veteran Talib Kweli sent prayers and love to X.

This past weekend, X’s Instagram page announced the sudden rehab decision crediting family and sobriety as key inspirations.

According to reports, X recently went ghost for a planned performance in New York for Def Jam’s 35th anniversary party.

“He was literally MIA. Fabolous and Jadakiss saved the day in the eleventh hour,” an insider told Page Six. Another insider told us the rapper was a “no show for personal reasons.” Fab and Kiss performed hits such as “Breathe” and “We Gonna Make It” for 750 guests including 2 Chainz, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Stretch & Bobbito, DJ Premier, Teyana Taylor and Def Jam’s CEO Paul Rosenberg. (Page Six)

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Teyana Taylor Readies New Album for December

Teyana Taylor is keeping her promise to release a new album before the end of the year.

The singer has revealed that the follow-up to K.T.S.E. will arrive on Dec. 6. When a fan joked about the lengthy wait for new music, Teyana confirmed the release date.

“fuck you ahkayyy?!!! Lol my album dropping dec.6th!” she said. “I promise.”

The album will include a collaboration with Kehlani, for which she plans to shoot a video for on Oct. 18. She previously previewed their sensual duet on Instagram Live.

The album will mark Teyana’s first since the critically-acclaimed K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. In August, she dropped a video for her ’90s-inspired single “How You Want It?” featuring Christian “King” Combs.

Unlike K.T.S.E., which was produced entirely by Kanye West, Taylor is working with other producers. “This one is a little bit of everybody,” she told Elton John on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I want to kind of explore a little bit more, get a couple more people involved, to really, really bring to life my vision, and not just be set on one set person, or one set sound.”

In between music and directing videos for T.I. and ScHoolboy Q, Teyana has also joined the cast of the upcoming Coming to America sequel, which is slated to open in theaters Dec. 18, 2020.

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