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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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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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Diddy’s 50th Birthday Party Was So Epic It Had a Jay-Z & Kanye West Reunion [Photos]

Sean Combs 50th Birthday Bash Presented By Ciroc Vodka

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Sean “Diddy” Combs’ 50th birthday was Nov. 4, but he finally got around to having an epic bash last night (Dec. 14). At all went down at the Hip-Hop moguls Holmby Hills mansion in Los Angeles, and Jay-Z and Kanye West were both in attendance, so you know it was real.

The guest list was full who’s who of Hip-Hop power players, including Jermaine Dupri, Quavo and Offset, Cardi B, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and much more. We did mention that West was there, so yeah, the Kardashian and Jenners were there, too.

Also spotted were Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Dwyane Wade, Mary J. Blige, Jhené Aiko, Regina King and Jaden Smith. Post Malone was also in the spot talking Jay-Z’s ear off (this is pure speculation off the photos, though)

As for Yeezy and Hova, the two old pals (sort of) took pics and interacted cordially. There’s even video…

Recently, it’s been obvious that Jay-Z and Kanye West haven’t been on the best of terms as evidenced by rants from stage, interviews or butting heads over TIDAL payments. Check out photos from Diddy’s birthday festivities below. Wait, were we supposed to call him Brother Love?

 

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Bamma Boosters: Struggle Thieves Lift Clearance Rack Swag At Sears Hilltop, Twitter Got Jokes

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Forgive us for saying this, but we weren’t aware that Sears was still a thing but apparently a location of the longtime department store still exists. The store’s name is trending after a video of thieves making out with armfuls of stolen goods went viral, and Twitter has been raining jokes down since the footage went public.

From our presumed observation, the theft took place at a Sears at Hilltop Mall in Richmond, Calif. in the state’s northern section. In the clip, the two thieves can be seen running and setting off the store’s security system. One man in a green hoodie is almost stopped by a foolish hero but handed out a mini-fade and edge-up before picking up what he dropped and kept it moving.

Folks on Twitter have been heaping monumental slander on the Bamma Boosters for stealing the finest in uncle and auntie fits to go along with their fresh chunky sole dad sneakers and after-market wedges. Seriously folks, never try to stop a thief because these stores have loss protection measures built into their budget. Trying to stop someone over $200 of clearance rack fashion is not the move.

You can peep all the epic slander below.

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#LHHH Cast, J-Boog & Twitter Form Like Voltron To Drag Dirty Mack Lil Fizz & Apryl

#LHHH Cast Members, J-Boog & The Internet Drag Lil Fizz & Apryl

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It’s obvious, NOBODY, and we mean NOBODY is here for dirty mack supreme Lil Fizz and Omarion’s baby mama, Apryl Jones relationship. It was quite evident during the first part of the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood reunion.

All season long viewers and cast members (especially Moniece) have been subjected to Fizz and Apryl lying about their relationship till they finally decided to force it on us. Once they confirmed reality tv’s “worst-kept secret,” they have been the subject of many draggings on social media.

During part one of #LHHH’s reunion cast members Paris Phillips, Zell Swag, and Fizz’s B2K brother, J-Boog didn’t shy away from letting the couple know how they really felt about their foul union. Of course, the internet as well had to join in on the fun, and they were just as vicious in dragging Fizz and Apryl. It’s honestly becoming one of Twitter’s favorite activities to do on Monday nights.

With this much support, no wonder Omarion hasn’t really said anything on the matter besides his VLAD TV interview and chess, not checkers move of excluding the rest of B2K from the Millenium Tour 2020. Now keep in mind this was only part one, there still is part two coming up next week. You can check out the well-deserved negative comments directed towards Fizz and Apryl in the gallery below.

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#RipNickCannon: Nick Cannon’s Eminem Diss Reply Has Twitter Paying Their Respects Early

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The beef between Eminem and Nick Cannon has been going on for years and just when we thought it was finally done, Slim Shady threw a jab on Fat Joe’s “Lord Above” track. Cannon has since responded and on Twitter, fans are paying their respects early as a hashtag, #ripnickcannon, has cropped up.

Nick Cannon is very much alive and well, but fans believe that his musical career and its lifespan is in jeopardy after Em’s verse prompted a response in the form of the “The Invitation,” a literal invitation in song form for a winner-takes-all battle between the pair that featured Suge Knight in a vocal cameo.

So far, it doesn’t look good for Cannon as fans believe he’s in over his head on this one. Based on Em’s recent and aforementioned feature, Cannon has his hands full for sure but he seems to be prepared for the smoke.

Check out all the reactions to the #ripnickcannon hashtag below.

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Skullcandy’s Latest Limited Editon December Capsule Collection Is Simply Golden

Skullcandy Unveils Limited Edition December Gold Capsule

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The latest iteration of Skullcandy’s 12 Moods Campaign is a golden one. On December 5, the audio brand unveiled its Dope Gold Indy capsule collection.

The bundle which is only available through December features the brands Indy earbuds, a wireless charging case, and the 9FIVE sunglasses wrapped in eye-catching 24K gold.

Alongside the bundle’s release, Skullcandy also teamed up with Chicago native and G.O.O.D. Music rapper, Valee, as well as surfing royalty Coco Ho for exclusive content revolving around the Dope Gold capsule collection.

When it initially dropped, the collection instantly sold out, but if you head to Skullcandy.com, you can score yourself a pair while supplies last. The Dope Gold capsule collection looks expensive, but it won’t kill your bank account coming in at $99.99, making it the perfect gift for the audiophile in your family.

To get a detailed look at the Dope Gold capsule collection from Skullcandy, hit the gallery below.

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Twitter Confused After Photos of MAGA Silver Surfer Kanye West Pop Up

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Kanye West has the internet talking, and it’s not about his music or latest kicks. Yesterday photos of Christian Billionaire Rapper painted in silver from head-to-toe has Twitter scratching their heads and dropping jokes.

As always, there is a method to Kanye’s madness, so he wasn’t out here looking like a MAGA version of the Silver Surfer for no reason. As to why he was out looking crazy, Yeezy was fresh from his performing in his new opera titled Mary, in Miami, Art Basel from a floating barge. Directed by Vanessa Beecroft is based on the biblical story of the birth of Jesus Christ.

In his first opera, Nebuchadnezzar West opted not to perform but narrated off-stage. This time around, he participated in the action by retelling the story while standing among his Sunday Service choir, who was also decked out in silver robes and with their faces spray-painted.

As expected, despite there being a reason to his look, social media couldn’t let the moment pass by turning Silver Ye into a meme-worthy Twitter moment. You can hit the gallery below for all of the jokes.

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Lizzo Had The Booty Cheeks Out At NBA Game, Twitter Is Divided Down The Middle

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Lizzo is one of the most polarizing stars of her time, with fans who love her brash and bold fashion style and others who find it over the top. Regardless of where one stands, the “Truth Hurts” star turned heads during an NBA game and had the booty cheeks out which has Twitter split down the middle like, well, you know.

Lizzo was back home in Minnesota to watch the Timberwolves take on the Los Angeles Lakers. Wearing a little black dress with an open back that placed an emphasis on the artist’s exposed butt and matching black thong, Lizzo shut down the whole arena as expected.

But it didn’t end there as Lizzo, who sat her bare cheeks in an NBA seat, turned to the and hit a little twerk for the crowd and dropped it low. Of course, it got the desired reaction inside the Target Center but an unexpected response is brewing on Twitter.

While many people are celebrating the boldness and body acceptance, some are calling the move extra. We’ve captured all sides of the growing debate below.

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