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Slim Shady Back: Eminem Drops 11th Studio LP ‘Music To Be Murdered By’

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Eminem is at a stage of his career where he could easily rest on his laurels and bask in his lyrical legacy, but it is apparent that he’s not yet content in that aspect. The Detroit rapper shocked the world with the surprise drop of his 11th studio album Music To Be Murdered By and Twitter has all the reactions.

The rapper born Marshall Mathers turned 47 last October, but it’s clear that his long years in the game haven’t dulled his desire to rhyme, and ultimately offend. Music To Be Murdered By is typical Em fare; over-the-top lyrics, expert delivery, and perhaps subject matter that might come off as offensive to many but without a doubt on-brand for the veteran wordsmith.

Music To Be Murdered By also features a healthy number of guests. Young M.A shows up for a scene-stealing turn on “Unaccommodating,” while Em’s longtime friend and Bad vs. Evil rhyme partner Royce Da 5’9 dropped another top-shelf verse on “You Gon’ Learn.”

Other features Ed Sheeran on “Those Kinda Nights” and Skylar Grey on “Leaving Heaven” are standard offerings based on his releases over the years. Nickel Nine makes another appearance alongside Denaun Porter, Q-Tip, and Black Thought on the blistering posse cut “Yah Yah” and three-quarters of Slaughterhouse show up for the track “I Will.”

However, one of the more unexpected guests was the late Juice WRLD on “Godzilla,” which appears to be an early fan favorite if the reaction online is any indication.

On Twitter, Eminem’s name and his Slim Shady nickname are both trending and we’ve collected some of the reactions to Music To Be Murdered By below.

Check out the album while you’re here and peep the video for “Darkness” as well.

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The Wu-Tang Clan & Hip-Hop Reacts To The Passing Of Freedom “Popa Wu” Allah

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As the news of Freedom “Popa Wu” Allah‘s passing continues to send shockwaves throughout the industry, many who knew and loved the wise spiritual guide of The Wu-Tang Clan. Taking to Twitter and Instagram, Popa Wu’s loved ones are joined in mourning after losing one of the most memorable voices of the culture.

Earlier, we reported on the news that Popa Wu transitioned with details scant at the time. Since our published work from earlier Monday (December 16), we’ve learned Popa Wu was 63 years of age and that there was an alternative spelling of his attribute (name) listed as “Freedum.”

U-God was among the first Wu-Tang Clan members to pay their respects for their fallen comrade, and other members such as GZA sharing a video clip of Popa Wu “building” (teaching Five Percent Nation lessons) in the Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. and Method Man reposted an older photo of the pair. Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, and Raekwon also gave tribute on their respective social media pages.

Others such as R.A. The Rugged Man, Five Steez, and Justis Hype also shared kind words for Popa Wu, and it was Hype who reminded many that Popa Wu was far more than just a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate. He also operated a record label out of Brooklyn, and he also was an adviser to many up and coming rappers and producers all hoping to soak up his wisdom and outlook on life.

A common refrain among those who met Popa Wu in passing is that he imparted the same bristling gems of advice to them as he did across several Wu-Tang Clan tracks. We’ve collected some of those responses in the gallery below.

Peace to the God Freedom “Popa Wu” Allah. Rest Powerfully.

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Wu-Tang Clan Collaborator & Spiritual Guide Freedom “Popa Wu” Allah Has Died

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Fans of the Wu-Tang Clan are gathered in mourning after news that Popa Wu, a common fixture on many of the Clan’s releases, has died. Popa Wu’s distinctive voice and his passionate Five Percent teachings were always a standout moment.

Also known as Freedom Allah, Popa Wu was a certified triple OG with knowledge of self. Most fans heard Popa Wu for the first time on Raekwon’s “North Star” bonus track from the Only Built For Cuban Linx in 1995, a moment that became a signature style for the true and living G-O-D.

Popa Wu also lent his jewels to tracks such as Ghostface Killah’s “Black Jesus” and “All That I Got Is You.” Popa Wu also released an album, Visions In The 10th Chamber, in 2000 featuring a number of Clan affiliates. He was also active on social media, most especially on Instagram.

It isn’t known what Popa Wu’s physical degree (age) was, and we’ll update this post as it develops.

Rest Powerfully in Peace, Freedom “Popa Wu” Allah.

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Chance The Rapper Shuts Down The Big Tour Again, Will Resume In 2020

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Chance The Rapper had a pretty amazing 2019, culminating with the release of his debut studio album, The Big Day, marrying his longtime girlfriend, and welcoming his second daughter. However, those hoping to see the Chicago superstar on the road this year will have to wait as he’s shutting down The Big Tour once again with a return to form in 2020.

Taking to Instagram showing him rocking a live set in the photo, Chano shared that the tour will be canceled in order for him to connect with his growing family, work on new music, and perfect his live set.

From IG:

Hey guys I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour. I know it sucks and its been a lot of back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best. I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date.

Peep the whole post below. Rest up, Chance. The world can wait a little bit.

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Hey guys I’ve decided to cancel the Big Tour. I know it sucks and its been a lot of back and forth with reschedules and rerouting, but it’s for the best. I’m gonna take this time to be with family, make some new music and develop my best show to date. I’m deeply sorry to anyone with a ticket who has supported me this past decade by coming to a show and rocking out with me and I feel even worse for anyone who was planning on making this their first Chance concert. Thank you all for an amazing year, and a huge thanks to my team and family for being so strong through this whole year. I promise to come back much stronger and better in 2020 and hope to see some of you guys there. I truly love you and God bless.

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Chatty Patty Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Sentencing This Week, Could Walk Or Get 37 Years

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The saga of Tekashi 6ix9ine is nearing a conclusion when sentencing commences for his racketeering case that sent several Blood gang members up the river due to his singing. The rapper born Daniel Hernandez is facing at least a minimum of 37 years, but it’s also possible that he’ll take a walk.


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The rapper is hopeful that prosecutors can sway the judge enough using his snitching campaign, to drastically lower the sentenced. The judge is the only one who can lower the sentence below the minimum amount of time, 37 years.

A letter was filed on Tekashi’s behalf by federal prosecutors, which asks the judge to lower the rappers’ sentence. They pointed out Tekashi’s snitching on the stand helped convict other members of the gang.

Several members of Tekashi’s family filed letters with the court asking for leniency from the judge for the rapper’s sentence.

His girlfriend “Jade” (aka Rachel Wattley) said in her letter, “When I met Daniel Hernandez, he was nothing like how the internet portrayed him to be. He was the total opposite. He was exceptionally respectful, outgoing, very sweet, kind-hearted and a genuine generous person.”

Hernandez’s affiliation with the Nine Trey Bloods has been a strong point of contention for prosecutors, but the rapper has given the state enough evidence to convict several members and the aftermath of his revelations are still developing. However, the outlet adds he’s facing such a severe sentence because Hernandez was on probation for a prior sexual misconduct charge.

The sentencing hearing takes place this coming Wednesday, December 18.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Bodyguard Allegedly Lumped Up Wack 100 For Talking Down, Twitter Waves Checkered Flags

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Wack 100 has swiftly become Public Enemy #1 is some Hip-Hop circles after he tripled down on comments questioning Nipsey Hussle‘s legendary status. The bodyguard of the late rapper allegedly put the mitts on Wack, and Twitter is waving checkered flags saying that the marathon continues for real.

Details are still coming in but it appears that folks are saying that a man named JRoc put the hands and feet on Wack with his artist, Blueface, grinning in the back. What video that is out there of the beatdown seems to show Wack shaking off the birds flying around his domepiece after catching the West Coast stomp and then chasing down the man who administered the fade.

Given the fact that Wack has been running his yap about Neighborhood Nip and the whole nine, it seems fitting that he would finally got chin-checked. And even if he didn’t get touched, something clearly happened to him of a physical sort as evidenced by the little bit of video that does exist.

As this story develops, we’ll fill in any missing details, including confirmation if JRoc truly did hand out the neck taper and lineup.  For now, check out the Twitter reactions below.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs Gives Kim Porter A Loving Birthday Message

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The loss of Kim Porter completely shook Sean “Diddy” Combs to his core, and hearts around the world were broken after her unfortunate passing. Combs took to Instagram over the weekend to give the model and mother of his children a loving message on what would have been her 49th birthday.

Porter would have turned 49 today (December 16), and Diddy used his Instagram page to remind the world of what was a far deeper bond than any outsider knew. In a collage of short videos condensed in the post, Diddy’s caption the message with words that appear to be nothing short of sincere.

From IG:

Words can’t explain how much we miss you but today is your birthday. We’re celebrating you today! We love and we miss you!!!!!

Combs and Porter are the parents of four children, including Combs’ adopted son, Quincy.

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Evelyn Lozada Announces YouTube Series, ‘LIVING LOZADA UNCUT’

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Evelyn Lozada made her make in entertainment as one of the original members of the Basketball Wives cast members and has been embroiled in an explosive beef with one of her co-stars. Lozada is taking viewers back to the Boogie Down Bronx via a new docuseries, titled LIVING LOZADA UNCUT.

The Blast exclusively reports:

The reality star is launching the series on her new YouTube channel LIVING LOZADA UNCUT. She promises the series will be raw and uncut, giving people a look into how she got to where she is today.

In the sneak peek, Lozada says she is ready to give “a sneak peek into my life, all the way back to Castle Hill. Let’s take a walk back to my old stomping grounds the boogie down Bronx. I am Evelyn Lozada raw and uncut.”

LIVING LOZADA UNCUT debuts December 16 and will air each Friday after for six total parts.

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Charles Oakley Says Patrick Ewing Wouldn’t Work For Knicks Coaching Job

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Charles Oakley was one of the top enforcers in the NBA and was a force alongside the Patrick Ewing-led New York Knicks but it doesn’t look like the pair are friends. When asked if Ewing would be a good fit as a head coach for the Knicks after the recently-departed David Fizdale, Oak doesn’t think it’d be a good fit.

TMZ Sports reports:

TMZ Sports spoke with the ex-NY star about the coaching vacancy … and, while he lists off a number of ex-Knicks who are qualified for the gig, Ewing ain’t one of them.

Why??

“Ya gotta be a different type of coach than Patrick,” Oak tells us. “I think he tried before and they didn’t hire him. So, I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”

Also, why??

Oak was PISSED at his longtime friend for not having his back during his very public beef with James Dolan … and told us back in 2017, “I’m hurting because he didn’t call in and show love because I had his back for 10 years.”

Oak believes former New York Knicks guard and native New Yorker Mark Jackson would be a great fit. Jackson is currently an NBA analyst who once coached the Golden State Warriors.

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Salute The Fly Jock: Tom Joyner Talks 25 Years On TJMS, Retirement & More [Video]

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Today marks the end of one of the most popular nationally-syndicated shows on daytime radio in The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Tom Joyner will call an end to a long broadcasting career and in a new interview, the “Fly Jock” shares what’s next as he heads off into the twilight.

Sitting down with CBS This Morning, Joyner, 70, shared part of his journey into becoming one of the top radio DJs of his era. Joyner shared the root of his nickname, which he earned after hosting a morning radio show in Dallas, and an afternoon show in Chicago.

From CBS:

“Our thing has always been to empower people. But to empower, we have to first entertain,” Joyner told CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan. “If I’ve got you laughing, I’ve got you listening.”

Entertainment and empowerment have paid off. At his peak, Joyner said he was pulling in $14 million a year.

“But it got to a point where they would – ‘All right, we’re gonna cut your salary in half.’ ‘Okay.’ ‘And then in half.’ ‘Okay.’ And then in half two years ago,” Joyner said. “Because my salary was based on my results, and not only was I losing affiliates but radio industry as a whole was losing traction.”

“If you had been offered more money, would you have stayed longer?” Duncan asked.

“Heck yeah. Shoot, I – my goal was to die on the radio. Have my funeral on the radio,” Joyner said with a laugh.

Watch the interview below.

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