Early this morning, ScHoolboy Q released his first solo music in nearly three years. Following 2016’s Grammy-nominated The Blank Face LP, “Numb Numb Juice” marks a loud and proud return. Groovy Q wasted no time with the visuals to the song, which clocks in at less than 2:00 in length. The single is produced by an ensemble including Hykeem Carter, DJ Fu, as well as Nez & Rio. In the video, Q pays homage to the late 1990s Hype Williams-era visuals. He offers his best recreation of The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy’s “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” set. With the shiny red suits and the backdrop that many on social media have compared to the inside of a cheese grater, Q delivers his bars with a close associate. He raps to the camera with flare. He pauses to dance, smile, and flail his arms, just like the Bad Boy family, Missy Elliott, Will Smith, and so many others did in the late ’90s. Common & Hype Williams Release a Visually Stunning Short Film for Kingdom (Video) Other sets in the Dave Free-directed video include an elaborate mansion with a pool. In a robe, the Los Angeles, California MC dances as he lives the good life on the property. Sequences also include a glow-in-the-dark homage to Hype’s Belly feature film (and references to its characters, played by Tyler, The Creator no less). Other scenes find Q counting big bills, orchestrating martial arts on a helipad, and rolling down red paint on the highway. Early on, he also smokes up as a guest on The Joe Rogan Podcast. ScHoolboy Q is having the most fun as he ramps up for an anticipated fifth album. Back in 2016, Nas used Belly as an inspiration in the video for DJ Khaled’s “Nas Album Done.”
A new documentary focused on Mack’s post-rap career is currently in production and nearing release.
In that year, a documentary on Mack’s life, which began filming just before he died, is closer to completion. “When God Comes,” directed by photojournalist Andrew Theodorakis, focuses on the rapper, the so-called cult he joined and the controversial leader who is accused of sexual misconduct involving at least three women. (New York Daily News)
Mack’s fierce breakout single “Flava in Your Ear” laid the foundation for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Bad Boy Label in the early 90’s. The record was also nominated for a Grammy Award. But almost a decade ago, the hip-hop legend denounced the baller life and moved to South Carolina to be part of the Overcomer Ministry Church. (The Grio)
Kim Porter’s untimely passing last November took the entire Hip Hop community by surprise. Diddy, who dated the actress and model on-and-off again for decades, was especially devastated about losing his “soulmate.”
Despite having three children together and being together for so long, the ex-couple never got married. The mogul took to Instagram to upload a picture of him and Kim with just a broken heart and the abbreviation, “SMH,” in the caption.
The tumultuous nature of their relationship prompted many trolls to question the Bad Boys head honcho digital memorials of her. One user checked Diddy for not putting a ring on it while she was alive. “When she was alive you didn’t wanna marry her. Confused negro. GTFOH,” they wrote. While many celebrities are known to clawback or simply not respond, he surprisingly said, “I know. Played myself smh.”
Diddy was clearly heart broken when Kim passed away. He delivered a heartfelt eulogy at her funeral explaining how close they still were. “I was really depressed, and I don’t know why,” he explained. “I just went through a dark dark time. She would come over […] Even though we wasn’t together like that, she was that type of person. It’s hard to love someone when you ain’t with them.”
Diddy owned up to dropping the ball replying “I know. Played myself SMH”. The admission came to many as a surprise considering his long history of avoiding the holy sacrament. In an interview with People he admitted that he had his reservations. “I think marriage is so serious. You’re making a commitment to somebody under law. Unless you’re ready to do everything that’s said, then you shouldn’t get married.”
Kim Porter passed away on November 15, 2018 at the age of 47 due to complications with pneumonia. The two dated on and off from 1994 to 2007. They had three biological kids together.