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Look: T.I. Perfectly Uses Drake SCORPION Line For New Pic Caption

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Grammy-winning rapper T.I. might write his own lyrics but that doesn’t mean he turns a blind eye to dope lines from his rap peers. The King of the South went to Instagram this week to use one of Drake‘s “Nonstop” bars on a new pic.

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Light skin but I’m still a Dark 😎….

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Royce 5’9, T.I., Snoop, Rick Ross & More Join Trae Tha Truth On The Ultimate Posse Cut

Trae Tha Truth assembles some of the most impressive collaborations in all of Hip-Hop. The Houston, Texas native isn’t playing around with the release of “I’m On 3.0.” The third installment of the song keeps a tradition dating back to 2011 alive. It features T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce 5’9, Curren$y, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G-Eazy, Styles P, E-40, DRAM, Gary Clark, Jr., and Mark Morrison. At a time when Rap came seem segmented by generations or geography, Tha Truth shows that great artists can share the light.

While the song dropped back in 2017, it understandably took Trae some time to make the video happen. He gets everybody in it, and shoots each artist in an elaborate, poised setting. Moreover, from Joe Budden to Tech N9ne to Mike Epps to Nick Cannon, Trae gets a series of additional cameos in the impressive visual. Trae says logistically it was tough, but worth it in the end. “Putting this cut together was like a sparring session, survival of the fittest lyrically,” he told Complex, who premiered the video. “Most importantly, this is a rare time that you will actually can see artists of various styles from the music industry in one video. The ‘I’m On’ series will always be historical.”

Z-Ro, Trae Tha Truth & Killa Kyleon Discuss Houston’s State Of Crisis After Harvey (Audio)

In the video, all the MCs rap their bars. However, the whole thing isn’t laid out like a freestyle. Each artist or singer take turns spitting bars over a beat containing DRAM vocals laid within it. Apart from the Rap appearances, the visual concludes with Nick Joseph, who is best known for the “oh no baby what is you doin’” meme that went viral in 2017, playing out another one of his scenarios.

Meanwhile, Snoop delivers one of the song’s longer verses, telling the story behind the song: “Wakin’ up, feelin’ good, rollin’ through the neighborhood /Do or die, every day, I lead ’em in a different way / I don’t take no mess, get it off of my chest I’ma be dressed to impress, no stress, fresh / Off the Eastside, Trae called me up and said ‘Unc’, I’ma need you on the B-side’ / So I came through-a, mic checked, one-two-a Gettin’ real funky, kinda smell like manure / Eight cars, eight stars / Return of the mack with these hot eight bars / Flip through it, dip through it / This is the sh*t that’ll make you get to it / Break down, give it up, pour it up / Now drink it up, roll it up / Light it up, how you feel, y’all? / See you in high definition with a mothaf*ckin’ real Dogg.

8Ball & MJG Release Their First New Song In Years (Video)

“I’m On 2.0” involved Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., and J. Cole on the same song, among others. The first installment featured Big Boi, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, and Wiz Khalifa.

Trae Tha Truth released Hometown Hero in 2018 through his ABN/EMPIRE imprint. The Grand Hustle VP gathered an appearance from T.I., as well as spots from Mozzy and Boosie Badazz.

Trae Tha Truth assembles some of the most impressive collaborations in all of Hip-Hop. The Houston, Texas native isn’t playing around with the release of “I’m On 3.0.” The third installment of the song keeps a tradition dating back to 2011 alive. It features T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce 5’9, Curren$y, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G-Eazy, Styles P, E-40, DRAM, Gary Clark, Jr., and Mark Morrison. At a time when Rap came seem segmented by generations or geography, Tha Truth shows that great artists can share the light.

While the song dropped back in 2017, it understandably took Trae some time to make the video happen. He gets everybody in it, and shoots each artist in an elaborate, poised setting. Moreover, from Joe Budden to Tech N9ne to Mike Epps to Nick Cannon, Trae gets a series of additional cameos in the impressive visual. Trae says logistically it was tough, but worth it in the end. “Putting this cut together was like a sparring session, survival of the fittest lyrically,” he told Complex, who premiered the video. “Most importantly, this is a rare time that you will actually can see artists of various styles from the music industry in one video. The ‘I’m On’ series will always be historical.”

Z-Ro, Trae Tha Truth & Killa Kyleon Discuss Houston’s State Of Crisis After Harvey (Audio)

In the video, all the MCs rap their bars. However, the whole thing isn’t laid out like a freestyle. Each artist or singer take turns spitting bars over a beat containing DRAM vocals laid within it. Apart from the Rap appearances, the visual concludes with Nick Joseph, who is best known for the “oh no baby what is you doin’” meme that went viral in 2017, playing out another one of his scenarios.

Meanwhile, Snoop delivers one of the song’s longer verses, telling the story behind the song: “Wakin’ up, feelin’ good, rollin’ through the neighborhood /Do or die, every day, I lead ’em in a different way / I don’t take no mess, get it off of my chest I’ma be dressed to impress, no stress, fresh / Off the Eastside, Trae called me up and said ‘Unc’, I’ma need you on the B-side’ / So I came through-a, mic checked, one-two-a Gettin’ real funky, kinda smell like manure / Eight cars, eight stars / Return of the mack with these hot eight bars / Flip through it, dip through it / This is the sh*t that’ll make you get to it / Break down, give it up, pour it up / Now drink it up, roll it up / Light it up, how you feel, y’all? / See you in high definition with a mothaf*ckin’ real Dogg.

8Ball & MJG Release Their First New Song In Years (Video)

“I’m On 2.0” involved Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., and J. Cole on the same song, among others. The first installment featured Big Boi, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, and Wiz Khalifa.

Trae Tha Truth released Hometown Hero in 2018 through his ABN/EMPIRE imprint. The Grand Hustle VP gathered an appearance from T.I., as well as spots from Mozzy and Boosie Badazz.

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Grand Hustle’s Translee Talks “Generation WTF,” Tip’s Activism

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Translee has a busy afternoon in Midtown Manhattan. After flying up from Atlanta first thing in the morning, the Grand Hustle signee is at the AKOO offices just outside of Times Square shooting a few visual shorts for the brand.

Later, he’s scheduled to continue his press run throughout the city. Right now though, the Huntsville, AL native is still, sitting at a glass top conference table in the center of the office and ready to discuss his most recent project, Freedom Summer.

He’s also teasing his next joint Good Afternoon, slated to be released at the top of 2019.  Translee is at peace, even with everything consistently changing around him. He’s at the head of his Digital Native Culture brand and this relatively new venture with Grand Hustle has taken him to new heights.

During the Hustle Gang tour in 2017, he garnered a slew of new listeners. People who didn’t necessarily know that Translee had been rocking small stages all over Atlanta since his Who is Translee? debut in 2009. It was on the circuit where he met Grey — the rapper who devastated that Shirley Caesar “You Name It” sample two Thanksgivings ago, and became a viral sensation because of it. Here we are, two years later and Grey and Translee meet again on Freedom Summer.

The self-described “content based reality rapper” is still managing to incorporate his real life into his projects. “I look for rap in everything I do,” he says. “So it’s like, if it comes to me…” The album also features the effervescent and clever “Catch This Wave” with Tip and a couple other tracks showcasing Omari Hardwick and his spoken word lyrics—Translee calls both men, friends. He’s celebrating his freedom to do what feels right, when it feels right, far beyond the dog days of summer — it’s more like, a forever thing.     

HipHopWired: This album, Freedom Summer, is pretty political. You always seemed have that vibe, since your start but it shows up much more on this one.

Translee: I feel like we all just gotta keep growing and evolving. Rap keeps me growing. Whenever I put out music and people respond to it however they respond to it, that helps me, boosts me up and keeps me going. I’ve gotten messages where people say: “I was literally gon’ kill myself, but I listened to your music, smoked a blunt and changed my mind.” Or messages where kids are like: “Me and my mom, we’ve never agreed on anything my entire life but for the first time, my mom agreed on your music…”

HHW: It was a bridge…

Translee: Yeah it was a bridge for my music to be the one thing they agreed on. So when that happens, for me, it’s no feeling like that. I guess I feel like I’ve grown because I want to continue hearing things like that. And also, I like to make the music I want to hear.

HHW: How’s Huntsville been about your signing to Grand Hustle and all? Are they loving it?

Translee: Yeah. It’s really dope, man. Huntsville is a supportive city, but you know, it’s in Alabama so you know it’s gon’ be Alabama. It’s definitely a dope place to be from. I think being from there has even helped me be able to come to New York and maneuver, it teaches you a lot about life, growing up there.

HHW: You have a song “Owe Me To the Game” where you claim to have said that to T.I. directly. Did that actually happen?

Translee: I literally said that. We were sitting at a table something like this right here. It was one of those moments… I didn’t mean it like: “You owe me…” But it was like, “You owe somebody like me who speaks the truth to the game, to give it balance.” Him being the King of the South and me being from the south, it’s only right. I said in the song, “If Cole had Jay / Kendrick had Dre /  Then coming from the south I need Tip to see my vision…” So that’s why I felt that way. Me and Chris [Hunter, his manager] used to always talk about it. “Like, man.. If anybody…” Which isn’t to say that you want or need the cosign, but everybody needs a cosign. Every big artist has gotten a cosign. So it’s not only the cosign but it’s wanting to have the direction of someone who came before you and having that respect of those who came before you.

HHW: So how’s it been since The Co-Sign?

Translee: It’s been a beautiful process and when I look back on my life, I wanna be able to say I chased my dreams and that’s a beautiful thing.

HHW: Before Paper Trail, Tip was T.I.P., these days, he’s more of an activist. He spoke about injustice then but from the perspective of a street dude, whereas now he seems to speak from a different place. Do you feel like your partnership has allowed him to open up even more in that regard?

Translee: I think that I definitely benefited from him being in that mindset because I think he heard a lot in my music that was exactly where his mind was. So I think I definitely benefited and I still do. And we’re growing together. I want all the songs we do to be groundbreaking but I wanna push the message that we’re black kings. Black Gods. That’s what we on.

HHW: Grey is on the album which was a nice touch.

Translee: Grey is super dope. One of the best rappers and he has his Plant Based Drippin’ movement which is key in this game, to have something to attach to your name. And it’s natural, he ain’t try to come up with some gimmick, him and his girl Nicki, they’re true vegans. And that record we did together, it’s powerful.

HHW: There always seems to be this battle between the sect that believes Hip-Hop is a youth culture and the fact that, at this point, people have actually grown up in it, entering and nearing the end of their middle age, still into Hip-Hop. Now we have grown up rap. Generational Hip-Hop. Your song “Generation WTF” kind of speaks to that in a way, right?

Translee: Hip-Hop was initially a youth thing but now we got Jay at 48 [years old], putting out a number one rap album. Mind you, it’s Jay, but Hip-Hop has gotten older now. My dad is 55 and he listens to rap every single day. He loves it, he buys albums and is a participator in it. So it’s like, you didn’t have that at first. They ain’t wanna hear that sh*t. Now, it’s spreading out, even when you listen to Kendrick Lamar, kids don’t listen… Well, it’s like they do but they don’t really tune in to what he’s actually saying. It’s not a diss because Kendrick has a million kid fans but I’m saying he’s fine because there’s a whole other block of people who support it.

Speaking to “Generation WTF,” it was me talking to a kid my little brother’s age, around 14, 15. But it’s the vibe because now we worship the drug user, where before, we were talking about the drug seller. It was the drug selling culture, those were the n*ggas who was on. Now? N*ggas don’t give a f*ck about the dope dealing rappers no more. It’s about how many more drugs you can do or how much higher you can get. So now, when I see rappers with a bunch of tats on their face and colored hair, doing hella drugs? I’m like, “Oh yeah, they finna blow up. He’s about to be outta here.” That’s where we at but you know… It is what it is. I’m just gonna continue to speak my truth because people still support my sh*t.

HHW: So will the new project be an extension of Freedom Summer?

Translee: Yes. I think that all my projects will be an extension of the last because you’re still getting me. But I feel like Good Afternoon is such a dope phrase and the fact that it drops at the top of the year is like, “Bam!” I’m getting on a bunch of records, beatwise, where I think people will like that I’m talking my sh*t. We just kinda just footloose and fancy free on this one.

 

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T.I. Only Has To Pay Up $300 Fine In Disturbing The Peace Case

T.I. Hosts Voter Registration Drive and Community Cookout

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T.I. had a bit of legal trouble to contend with after getting into it with his gated community’s security guard last May, leading to a handful of charges. The rapper and actor pleaded no contest to the event and will pay a $300 fine to clear the matter with the courts.

The Blast reports:

The rapper’s lawyer, Steven Sadow, tells The Blast he was in court with T.I. on Thursday where he agreed to a sweet plea deal.

We’re told T.I. pled no contest to a city ordinance violation, which is basically cursing in public. He paid a $300 fine and all other charges were dropped.

Back in May, the rapper was arrested for simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness following an incident with a security guard, Euwan James, who works for the community where he lives.

T.I. told The Blast the incident was motivated by “white cops in a very white area.” He also said he never laid a hand on the guard. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Prosecutors claimed the rapper was “yelling profanities at Mr. James, including cuss words and racial slurs, contrary to the laws of this state.”

As the outlet states, this will all be behind Tip after paying off the fine.

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Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Ordered To Cough Up $5M To Marvin Gaye Estate

'Blurred Lines' Musicians Robin Thicke And Pharrell Williams Lawsuit By Children Of R&B Legend Marvin Gaye Trial

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Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” hit has sparked a flurry of legal back and forth between the artists and the estate of Marvin Gaye. The pair were ordered to pay $5 million to the late R&B legend’s estate over of one of his most popular dance tunes.

CNN reports:

The pair had been accused of copyright infringement for their 2013 single because of the similarities to Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.”

Gaye died in 1984 after being shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. (the singer added the “e” to create his stage name).

Thicke and Williams were ordered in 2015 to pay Gaye’s estate more than $7 million, but that judgment was reduced to $5.3 million and the pair appealed the verdict.

In the recent judgment from U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt in California, Thicke, Williams and Williams’ More Water From Nazareth Publishing are jointly required to pay Gaye’s family damages of nearly $2.9 million.

The outlet adds that Thicke was ordered to hand over $1.7 million and Williams, by way of his publishing company, will have to pay $357,631 to the estate.

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Nas Puts A Unique Flip On “iLLmatic” Phrase After T.I. Run-In

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New York rap veteran Nas is rubbing elbows with greatness. The hip-hop pioneer hit up social media this weekend to share a shot of himself alongside the King of the South.

Nasir Jones went to Instagram to show the world a moment next to fellow hip-hop vet T.I.

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Tip also went to Instagram to share more shots of the epic hip-hop moment.

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Heading into the weekend, Nas saluted rap/actor Ice Cube on dropping his Everythangs Corrupt album.

Last month, Cube released his heavy-hitting “Arrest The President” music video.

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T.I. Calls President Donald Trump A “Madman” [VIDEO]

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T.I. has been vocally critical of President Donald Trump in times past, and he’s continuing that stance after a recent interview. In an upcoming appearance on Raq Rants, Tip essentially calls the former business mogul a “madman.”

As reported by TMZ, T.I. sat down with Raq Rants host Raquel Harper for a wide-ranging chat. Highlighted in trailers for the interview is the rapper, actor and activist slamming Trump for his stances and policies that paint America in a bad light globally in his opinion.

“How could you put the most prestigious office to be held in the free world, how could you let that fall into the hands of a madman?” T.I. asks in response to Harper saying she’s “disgusted” by Trump’s occupancy of the White House at the moment.

T.I. goes on to discuss race and white privilege, extending that connection to Trump.

“Privilege, entitlement, hypocrisy,” T.I. said. “The fact that people feel that the color of their skin makes them a better person, and more qualified and more eligible for opportunities.”

Check out the trailer courtesy of TMZ below.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

T.I. 100 Percent Here For Meek Mill’s Championships Album

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Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is ready-ready for what Meek Mill is cooking up. The King of the South has co-signed the upcoming release of the Dreamchasers bossChampionships album.

Tip went to Instagram Saturday (November 17) to geek out over Meek’s newly announced studio release.

Yesterday, Meek Mill finally announced his album’s title and shared its release date on social media.

Earlier this month, Meek promised to drop a highly-anticipated new album before December.

“Album coming out this month.”

In October, Meek linked up with hip-hop star Offset for some potential new music.

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Chance The Rapper, Cardi B & T.I. Named Judges Of Netflix’s ‘Rhythm + Flow’

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Netflix is adding more original programming to its already massive lineup, and the streaming service is throwing its hat in the music competition reality series ring. It was announced recently that Chance The Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. will serve as judges for the upcoming Rhythm + Flow show.

Billboard reports:

Netflix has tapped Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. to serve as judges for their new music competition show, which is coming to the streaming service next fall. Rhythm + Flow hopes to turn into rap’s American Idol, in search of the next superstar in hip-hop.

The Chicago native is encouraging unsigned artists who are ready and dedicated to apply to for a potential audition through Rhythm + Flow’s website. The competition will hold 10 one-hour episodes in total for the series, with auditions taking place in New York, Chicago and Atlanta. “Do you have what it takes,” Cardi captioned on Instagram in promotion of her latest venture.

Outside of the Coloring Book artist’s quest to discover burgeoning talent, Chano is lending his ability to assist in developing a feature musical titled Hope, which will be set up through MGM. The movie musical follows a group of teens who flip art into a community action. The project will be overseen by Chance’s frequent collaborator Nico Segal, formerly known as Donnie Trumpet.

Check out the announcements below.

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T.I., Cardi B & Chance The Rapper Urge Rap Rookies To Submit Their Auditions

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Grammy-winning rapper T.I., Cardi B and Chance The Rapper are hyped about their upcoming Netflix show. The trio have hit up social media to urge followers to get involved.

Last night, the three hip-hop heavyweights urged people to start submitting their music submissions for “Rhythm + Flow” consideration.

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Yesterday, a major announcement went viral revealing Cardi, Tip and Chance would serve as judges on Netflix’s first-ever music competition show.

Barring any setbacks, the series is expected to premiere before winter 2019.

The 10-episode hourlong multi-city competition series, which had been in development at Netflix for over a year, is set to premiere in fall 2019. Auditions will begin this fall across the country, including the judges’ hometowns of Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. In each audition city, established rappers who hail from that city will serve as guest judges. (Deadline)

A few days ago, Cardi B made headlines after partnering up with sports apparel giant Reebok.

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