Long Island heavyweight John Jiggs teams up with European mainstay DJ Swab for an ep titled, Revolvers. Check out the track-list and video for the title track below:
Lil Nas X has dominated the charts in 2019 with two hit singles and has become an icon of the LGBTQ community in the process. In an interview with CBS This Morning, the “Old Town Road” star shares his journey in music, coming out, and much more.
CBS News shares in a preview post:
Gayle King: Did you know as a little boy that you were gay? Did you think that as a youngster while people were telling you it’s not a good thing, were you thinking, “Yeah, but I think I am?”
Lil Nas X: Yeah, definitely. I knew, especially, like, around my teenage, like, years. You know, I would just, like, you know, pray, pray, and pray and–
King: What were you praying for?
Lil Nas X: That it was, like, a phase.
King: That it would go away?
Lil Nas X: Yeah, it would go away.
King: I’m good with it, but I’m not gonna tell anybody, yeah.
Lil Nas X: Yeah, I mean, ’cause me being in this position, like, it’s easy for me. But, like, some little boy 10 miles from here. It’s not gonna be good for him. Yeah.
X also shared with his massive Twitter following that he’s going to step away from music, canceling two upcoming shows in the process.
The CBS This morning interview airs Tuesday (October 1). A preview of the chat, which reveals that the network was in tow for X’s surprise high school visit, can be viewed below.
Sunday has come and gone and still, no signs of the promised Jesus Is King album from Kanye West. However, it appears that the Chicago superstar is still very much an artist but what that will look like going forward is soon to change if West’s words are to be believed.
According to a tweet from Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive, a blog that covers Chicago Hip-Hop and culture, West announced during a Jesus Is King listening session in the Windy City that he’s moving into making gospel fulltime. Barber also gave his personal account of the unreleased project, saying that his favorite track was the Clipse and Kenny G-featured “Use This Gospel.”
After his time in Chicago over the weekend, which also included him hopping on stage with Chance The Rapper on Saturday, West was at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens yesterday for his Sunday Service event, dropping some passionate verses for the attendees before stepping off to the side.
Check out the tweets and footage below.
Although it doesn’t make much sense to anyone on the outside looking in, Tekashi 6ix9ine seems to have plans to resume his music career. Irv Gotti believes the rapper born Daniel Hernandez would get support but don’t expect the Murder Inc. boss to be down with the wave.
We got the Murder Inc. honcho outside Le Pain in WeHo, and asked what he thought about 6ix9ine’s plan to pass on witness protection … so he can return to making music. Irv’s disgust with Tekashi was written all over his face.
At the risk of going a little Clint Eastwood in “Gran Torino” … Irv told us this kinda thing wouldn’t even be debated back in his heyday of the ’90s. He says Tekashi would just KNOW he couldn’t show his face in NYC. As he put it, “N****s would probably whoop his ass on sight” … even if they had nothing to do with the trial or Tekashi’s gang.
Check out the video of Irv Gotti blasting Tekashi 6ix9ine below.
We want to open up this post by offering our most sincere condolences and prayers to the family of Corde Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg. Broadus and the rest of the family are gathered in mourning after the loss of his infant son, with the family surrounding each other in love.
Broadus, 25, posted to Instagram regarding the loss of little Kai Love, who was born on September 15 and passed on the 25th.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Broadus shared a video of his 13-month-old daughter giving her baby brother a kiss in the final moments, with a hospital sign showing the child’s day of passing with a “Plan For The Day” message that read “Love & Light” with a smiley face.
Snoop hasn’t specifically said much about the loss of his grandson but a heartbreaking Instagram from the rapper said everything it needed to. Snoop’s wife, Shante Broadus, shared an emotional video as well.
Hip-Hop Wired extends nothing but the warmest of thoughts for the Broadus family. May Kai Love’s light shine one forever.
In an extremely savvy business move, 2 Chainz has gained a stake in the A3C music conference and festival, bringing his creative savvy to the popular annual Atlanta event. The artist born Tauheed Epps also joins the ownership group of the A3C and will help curate lineups, panels, and more.
The move was announced earlier today (Friday, September 27) and is now firmly a member of the Paul Judge Media Group and The Gathering Spot team that acquired A3C earlier this year. In a statement, 2 Chainz appears to be locked and loaded for this next business venture.
“A3C has always been one of the most important places for artists to show off their creative ideas and to learn business moves,” 2 Chainz said in the press statment. “I’ve moved from artist to being inside the owner’s box. I’m excited to be co-owner and to help shape A3C over the next decade.”
The A3C kicks off on Tuesday, October 8 and ends on Sunday, October 13. Learn more about A3C here.
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We’re excited to announce that Atlanta's very own @2chainz has acquired a stake in A3C and has joined the new ownership group. He will be a creative curator and advisor involved in developing the experience in 2019 and for years to come. We’re celebrating 15 years in less than 2 weeks… It’s A VIBE! Use the code: “ISSAVIBE” for 50% off GA or Conference passes for ONE DAY ONLY #A3C19 #A3C #Atlanta #A3CFestival #A3Cconference #2chainz #ATL
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"It’s been more than time for something in Atlanta for Atlanta by atlanta’ns so I put my money where my mouth is and joined the ownership group of @a3cfestival I’m more than excited to help grow and curate the festival into its own one of a kind hub for music, tech, film/Tv. Now get your passes for this year it’s almost that time" – @2chainz
St. Louis native NandoSTL has kicked down the door on his career with a debut visual for his single Outside that is must see TV if I had to say so myself. Animated, and authentic it is a story of one who overcomes; The proverbial underdog story we all love. Featuring a phenomenal solo from violinist Blake Hernton, Hip Hop and classical music are blended beautifully into this masterful visual for Outside. See for yourself:
Queens native and tremendously talented MC X-YLE has dropped off the official video for his new track, Ringin. A standout record from his forthcoming “The Art The Life” album, Ringin was producted by Prototyp3 and visual shot by Painfully Gifted. Watch it here:
In the pantheon of entertainers with multiple talents, it doesn’t get any more stacked in that arena that Jamie Foxx and Donald Glover. Both men have done major things in film, television, and music, causing Twitter to debate who is the more talented of the two.
The debate kicked off at some point on Tuesday in the wake of some fans discovering Foxx’s recent appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Some fans, possibly younger folks, most likely missed some of Foxx’s star turns as a sketch actor in the 90s on In Living Color to his own hit sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show and beyond. On top of it, he’s scored a number of hits as a singer as well, including the double-platinum Unpredictable from 2005.
Glover’s no slouch himself, this after showing off his vocal and voice acting chops in the updated version of Disney’s The Lion King. The (former?) Childish Gambino has also become a critical darling as a musician with his last album Awaken! My Love putting him in rare company as a performer who rose from comedic roots just as Foxx did. Of course, his Emmy Award-winning series Atlanta also catapulted Glover’s career with its genre-bending storytelling and arc.
It’s unfair to compare the two because Foxx’s been at this since 1991 when Glover was just eight years old. However, Twitter loves a debate and it’s been raging to the point folks are shutting down Childish Gambino fans with overwhelming evidence that Jamie Foxx has been at this for a very long time at a high level.
Check out the reactions below.
The fall of R. Kelly has been spectacular to witness and it’s only going to get worse from this point out. Adding insult to injury, Kelly’s crisis manager, Darrell Johnson, pretty much spotted the jig to come and got out of dodge promptly after an interview with CBS News’ Gayle King.
CBS News reports:
“I step down as crisis manager for personal reasons. Mr. Kelly is in good hands with Mr. Greenberg,” Johnson said, referring to Steve Greenberg, the criminal defense attorney who heads Kelly’s legal team in Chicago. The news come hours after Johnson appeared on “CBS This Morning” and told co-host Gayle King that he would never leave his own daughter alone with an accused pedophile.
Pressed on whether he wouldn’t leave his daughter alone with Kelly specifically, Johnson repeated: “I would not leave my daughter with anyone that’s accused of being a pedophile. I would not.”
When King pointed out the seeming contradiction of defending Kelly, an accused pedophile, and simultaneously saying he wouldn’t trust his own daughter alone with anyone accused of that crime, Johnson repeated, “I wouldn’t leave my daughter with anyone — I’m going to say it again — that’s accused of being a pedophile.”
The fact remains that Johnson was on the payroll defending Kelly so either the money ran out or he spotted an upcoming jig.