Hip Hop News | Trending Hip Hop Stories – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:12:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Grilling That Beef: Drake Calls Kanye West A Flop In His Hometown http://thesource.com/2018/08/20/grilling-that-beef-drake-calls-kanye-west-a-flop-in-his-hometown/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/20/grilling-that-beef-drake-calls-kanye-west-a-flop-in-his-hometown/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:59:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460551 Although the Drake and Pusha T beef is long gone, Drake continues to fire shots at Kanye West. Drake kicked off his Drake and The Amigos Tour with (you guessed it) superstar group Migos a few weeks ago. The tour made a stop in Chicago over the weekend, and Drake made it personal by dissing […]

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Although the Drake and Pusha T beef is long gone, Drake continues to fire shots at Kanye West. Drake kicked off his Drake and The Amigos Tour with (you guessed it) superstar group Migos a few weeks ago. The tour made a stop in Chicago over the weekend, and Drake made it personal by dissing ‘Ye in his hometown of the Chi.

On Saturday, Drake performed the song “No Telling” from his 2015 mixtape/album, If You’re Reading This It’s To Late, a track where he actually name drops Yeezy in the original verse.  However, during his performance he purposely edited the lyrics to take shots at the mega-producer.

“Had a job selling’ Girbraud jeans, I had a yellow TechnoMarine. Then Kanye flopped, it was Polo and backpacks,” said Drizzy.

Drake changed the lyrics from “then Kanye dropped,” to emphasize his resentment towards the 41 year-old artist.

Allegedly, Kanye gave Pusha T the ammunition for his “The Story of Adidon” diss.

Earlier in the year, Drake pulled up to Wyoming to link with Kanye. Allegedly, Drake played the then unreleased “March 14,” where he speaks about his son. When the “God’s Plan” artist left Wyoming, Kanye allegedly played the song for Pusha T, ultimately betraying Drake’s trust. Push entices Drake in “Infrared,” with a slight diss, which prompts him to respond with “Duppy Freestyle.”

Although “Duppy” was a response to “Infrared”, the 6 God took more shots at ‘Ye than Pusha. Three days following Drake’s response, Pusha responds with “The Story of Adidon,” which destroyed Drake’s upcoming market plan. According to the G.O.O.D. Music president, the OVO head honcho planned to role out his new Adidas line, as well as reveal his son to the world. The only way Pusha could have known is through a common source: Kanye.

According to J Prince Sr., Drake had a response record ready, but was advised to not release it. Now we are here and Drake just reminded everyone that his discord with Kanye is far from over.

Relive the diss records below.

 

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Nicki Minaj Says Travis Scott Knows ‘Queen’ Is the Number 1 Album in America http://thesource.com/2018/08/20/nicki-minaj-travis-scott-queen-number-1-album/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/20/nicki-minaj-travis-scott-queen-number-1-album/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:48:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460542 Nicki Minaj is really trying to lay down the facts about her latest album Queen to quiet down the critics questioning its performance on the charts. The “Barbie Dreams” rapper took to Twitter on Sunday and explained in a series of tweets how she believes the only reason why Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD earned the No. […]

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Nicki Minaj is really trying to lay down the facts about her latest album Queen to quiet down the critics questioning its performance on the charts.

The “Barbie Dreams” rapper took to Twitter on Sunday and explained in a series of tweets how she believes the only reason why Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s 200 for the week was due to being featured as an amenity for his “ASTROWORLD: Wish You Were Here” tour merchandise bundles. She also alleges she spoke with Scott, and he apparently agrees.  “I spoke to him,” Minaj tweeted. “He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week.” Minaj is taking to her radio show on Tuesday to spill more details about the controversial stats.

Minaj tipped off she sees Billboard taking measures to prevent artists from using uncandid means to sell albums in the future. The “Chun-Li” rapper says she even looked into the album sales of others charting artists including Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Nas, and Kanye West noting how Scott did 200k in clothing sales, which were rolling before the release of the album.

“I looked at the numbers the Carters, Kanye, Nas, etc recently did. Travis sold 200K in his first week of clothes alone. I spoke to him last night & he said he’s been selling clothes b4 the music. Billboard says they’ll change the rules cuz of this, so it should be changed now!”

Adding on to the “Butterfly Effect” rapper’s probable sales tactics, Minaj highlighted the promotion of his tour gaining the support of his girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who also egged on the viewing of their daughter Stormi. “I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi,” Minaj tweeted. Later, she laughed and thanked her fans for Queen reaching number one in 86 countries.

She went on to note how Queen pulled 200k in sales on its first week despite being dropped 12 hours after midnight and being classified as “cancelled.” She believes Spotify is making an attempt to teach her a lesson about what happens when you drop your album on Apple before streaming services. She made an example out of Drake stressing Spotify’s excessive promotion of Scorpion in spite of his relationship with Apple. “Spotify put Drake’s face on every playlist but told me they’d have to teach me a lesson for playing my music 10 mins early on #QueenRadio.” She also blasted her label for not having her back out of fear Spotify challenge the same tactic with Ariana Grande’s Sweetener album.

An hour later, after receiving a pretty large response to the virtual rant, Minaj returns back to Twitter to announce she was only being sarcastic and alleges shes having the “most iconic” time of her life. “People are calling me thinking I’m huffing & puffing. Omg y’all this is sarcasm/dry humor. Yikes. I’m having the most iconNIC time. Come let me kiss you, ” she wrote.

She concluded her Twitter session announcing she plans on recording a freestyle later on that evening, something she felt compelled to do. Ending the tweet with “I felt it was time,” it sounds like Nicki is going to hit an avenue people have been yearning for her to visit. Is Nicki taking us back to the Beam Me Up Scotty Days?

 

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Today In Hip Hop History: The Clipse Release Their Debut LP ‘Lord Willin’ 16 Years Ago http://thesource.com/2018/08/20/today-in-hip-hop-history-the-clipse-release-their-debut-lp-lord-willin-16-years-ago/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/20/today-in-hip-hop-history-the-clipse-release-their-debut-lp-lord-willin-16-years-ago/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:29:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460515 The Thorton Brothers dropped their first full length studio release on this date in 2002. 12 years ago, Terrence and Gene Thorton aka Pusha T and Malice put out Lord Willin’, The Clipse’s debut album that helped them solidify their spots within honorable mention of some of the best lyricists in the game. Produced exclusively […]

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The Thorton Brothers dropped their first full length studio release on this date in 2002.

12 years ago, Terrence and Gene Thorton aka Pusha T and Malice put out Lord Willin’, The Clipse’s debut album that helped them solidify their spots within honorable mention of some of the best lyricists in the game.

Produced exclusively by the Neptunes on Pharrell Williams’ Star Trak imprint, the album displayed The Clipse’s microphone prowess, which helps the squares navigate through their cocaine flooded street slang. Along with artists like Timbaland and Magoo, Missy Elliot and Pharrell, The Clipse was an intricate part of establishing VA as one of the East Coast’s strongholds in Hip Hop, which made room for artists like Chris Brown and Wale to add on to the legacy.

Some of the most memorable gems from the Twin Thorton’s first album include “Cot Damn” featuring their Re-Up Gang affiliates Ab-Liva and Philly’s Roscoe P. Coldchain, “When The Last Time” with their Star Trak team members Kelis and Pharrell and the infamous “Grindin'” with remixes featuring Noreaga, and another infamous duo, Lil Wayne and Birdman.

Salute to Pusha, No Malice, Pharrell and the rest of the Star Trak team for pushing out this timeless classic!

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Watch: Diggy Simmons Debuts ‘A Day in the Life’, Preps New Album and Journey Back to Music http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/diggy-simmons-a-day-in-the-life-series-new-album/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/diggy-simmons-a-day-in-the-life-series-new-album/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:32:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460369 Diggy Simmons has officially made his return to music. After releasing the new single “It Is What It Is” earlier this month (seen above), Diggy has decided to drop his A Day in the Life web series that chronicles his journey to making the long-awaited follow-up to his debut album, Unexpected Arrival. Never play yourself, pay yourself. pic.twitter.com/nLTgdkHUXY […]

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Diggy Simmons has officially made his return to music.

After releasing the new single “It Is What It Is” earlier this month (seen above), Diggy has decided to drop his A Day in the Life web series that chronicles his journey to making the long-awaited follow-up to his debut album, Unexpected Arrival.

 

The first episode, titled “A18-001: Reality VS Perception”, showcases not only Diggy’s maturity as an artist but also the evolution of his style.

“This whole period is all about growth, transitioning, and getting out of my own way in order to be my best self,” Diggy said in a statement. “I started giving the right things attention. Self-love was a major concept for me. In order to share this message, I’m telling my personal experiences over musically rich production. It’s the sound I’ve been working towards for my whole career.”

 

 

After taking a hiatus for more than six years, Diggy is proving that giving yourself time to hone in on a sound and find a path will always be the best step for a career. After modeling for Dolce & Gabbana and acting in Freeform’s Grown-ish alongside Yara Shahidi and Chloe x Halle, Diggy has carved out his own niche while still walking in the footsteps carved out by his father, Rev Run of RUN-DMC.

While promoting the release of his single, Diggy revealed to The Undefeated that Rev Run has always supported him making his own decisions, alleviating the pressure of being the son of a legend.

“With my brothers and sisters, he’s always encouraged us to be ourselves. So with me going into music, it wasn’t a pressure just because my dad is an artist. I have my own way that I’m going about it that I’m really comfortable with.”

Diggy also revealed why the message behind his first single was so important to him.

“It’s me saying life ‘is what it is,’ and you have to take things for what they are. You can’t believe that you have more control than you really do. You just have to make use of the cards you’re dealt to get what you want.”

Check out the first episode for A Day in the Life below. Welcome back, Digg!

 

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Did Cardi B Have A Point With Her Clapback to Funk Flex’s Payola Allegations? http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/cardi-b-funk-flex-payola-allegations/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/cardi-b-funk-flex-payola-allegations/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:48:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460357 Funkmaster Flex recently made a heavily-loaded statement towards Cardi B, but of course we all knew latest in our line of Hip-Hop Queens in the game wouldn’t tolerate that level of disrespect.   FROM THE DESK OF @IAMCARDIB… 😳💯 A post shared by Level Up Hip Hop 📶⬆ (@leveluphiphop_) on Aug 15, 2018 at 2:13pm […]

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Funkmaster Flex recently made a heavily-loaded statement towards Cardi B, but of course we all knew latest in our line of Hip-Hop Queens in the game wouldn’t tolerate that level of disrespect.

 

FROM THE DESK OF @IAMCARDIB… 😳💯

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Ultimately, she’s concluded that the veteran DJ hasn’t liked her since she parted ways with old management.

She furthermore dismissed the claim as baseless, citing she was signed to Atlantic Records six months prior to releasing “Bodak Yellow” and her career appeared stagnant. However, when the song dropped and people responded well, Cardi says even Drake invited her to perform it at OVO Fest.

“Was that a label and payola too?” She may have a point.

Bardi then calls attention to collaborating with artist who are more popular than her and some who are less popular than her. Regardless of what a song does on the charts, she remains dedicated to her craft.

“People call me a flop when it don’t do good but when [it] is good, its payola or [its] a f****** excuse. GTFO!” Again, good point made here.

“I’m just out here giving people what they want and making sure I make money! All that other bulls*** I don’t a f*** about.”

On a more positive note, Bardi recently took to Instagram to let fans know she has scored another certified gold single for “I Do,” which features SZA.

 

So, after reading the full response above, what do you guys think: Team Flex or Team Cardi? Sound off over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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Happy 48th Birthday to WTC’s Masta Killa! http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/happy-48th-birthday-to-wtcs-masta-killa/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/happy-48th-birthday-to-wtcs-masta-killa/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:32:41 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460475 On this date in 1970, the Wu Tang Clan’s Jamel Irief was born in Brooklyn, New York and as fate would have it, morphed into being the most inconspicuous member of the legendary Wu Tang Clan. Many emcees, DJs and entertainers in general have an almost miraculous story of how they got on, but Masta […]

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On this date in 1970, the Wu Tang Clan’s Jamel Irief was born in Brooklyn, New York and as fate would have it, morphed into being the most inconspicuous member of the legendary Wu Tang Clan.

Many emcees, DJs and entertainers in general have an almost miraculous story of how they got on, but Masta Killa was ushered into the game on one of the most highly anticipated albums of 1993 and he didn’t even try.

“I never performed until we launched Wu Tang. That was my first time as an MC. I have history since elementary school doing talent shows. Breaking and shit like that. I was that kind of dude. I loved to pop. That was me. Always doing shit around music. As far as with a mic in my hand, Wu-Tang was the first time. There never was next level for me. It was Wu-Tang and that was it. I never tried to get on. Never looked for any of this, because it was never my vision. I’m kinda like hanging out with GZA, and just stumbled across some shit. “Oh word?” And I was like, “Maybe I can do this.” When I was young going to clubs, I was just hanging out. I never went in there like I was trying to be an MC. I never tried to get a record deal, or pass out tapes. It’s just been Wu-Tang and I’m here.”

The East New York bred emcee has dropped four solo projects, including his critically acclaimed debut album No Said Date.

Happy degree day to the God Jamel Irief on his physical nativity date! Peace!

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Bobbi Kristina’s Friend Who Found Her Unresponsive Has Died Of Apparent Overdose http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/bobbi-kristinas-friend-who-found-her-unresponsive-has-died-of-apparent-overdose/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/bobbi-kristinas-friend-who-found-her-unresponsive-has-died-of-apparent-overdose/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:33:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460447 The young man who found Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown unresponsive in the bathtub was found dead from an apparent drug overdose. Max Lomas, the young man who found Bobbi Kristina was himself found on the floor of the bathroom in a friend’s home in Mississippi with a syringe near his […]

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The young man who found Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown unresponsive in the bathtub was found dead from an apparent drug overdose.

Max Lomas, the young man who found Bobbi Kristina was himself found on the floor of the bathroom in a friend’s home in Mississippi with a syringe near his body.

Max was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Max’s death shares eerie similarities with those of Bobbi Kristina and her mother Whitney; both women were found in bathtubs after taking drugs.

Bobbi had morphine, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs in her body when she went underwater in a bathtub, causing brain damage that left her in a coma for six months. She passed away July 26, 2015.

Lomas was close friends with Bobbi and was reportedly her ex-boyfriend. He was in Bobbi’s house in the crucial hours leading up to her death.

Bobbi’s mother Whitney died February 10, 2012 after being found in her Beverly Hilton hotel room bathtub.

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SOURCE REPORT: Paying Tribute To Aretha Franklin, While Gagging Over Janet Jackson http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/source-report-paying-tribute-to-aretha-franklin-while-gagging-over-janet-jackson/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/source-report-paying-tribute-to-aretha-franklin-while-gagging-over-janet-jackson/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:00:33 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460422 It is Music Friday at The Source and it is only right we open up with a moment of silence for the icon Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul has past yesterday, August 16th at 76 years old but her legacy will live on forever. Her impact on the music throughout the world was immense […]

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It is Music Friday at The Source and it is only right we open up with a moment of silence for the icon Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul has past yesterday, August 16th at 76 years old but her legacy will live on forever. Her impact on the music throughout the world was immense and vocalist of many ilks can linked their music heritage to this one woman’s roots.
Janet Jackson is no exception.
Her new single “Made for Now” featuring has taken the ‘net by storm and we are here for it. Today she dropped her new video for the new song. Shot in Brooklyn, the video gives a block party feel with dancers from all around the world including Nigeria , Ghana and Trinidad. The Fashion is on point and it definitely gives us African Vibes. Pretty soon its going to be a African world.
Also dropping something today is Young Thug.  Right in time for his 27th birthday, as present to himself, his latest project Slime Language is available to the public. The album is loaded with features from Lil Baby, Lil Uzi, Gunna, Jaquees and more.

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[Is He Telling The Truth] White Man Yells ‘You’re Treating Me Like A Black Person’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/is-he-telling-the-truth-white-man-yells-youre-treating-me-like-a-black-person/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/is-he-telling-the-truth-white-man-yells-youre-treating-me-like-a-black-person/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:07:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460390 In a time when white folk should really watch what they say, many just don’t care. They are saying exactly what they mean… even when it goes against post-racial bs that is espoused in mainstream American culture. Recently a video of white man getting rough up by the police has been circulated around the internet. […]

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In a time when white folk should really watch what they say, many just don’t care. They are saying exactly what they mean… even when it goes against post-racial bs that is espoused in mainstream American culture.

Recently a video of white man getting rough up by the police has been circulated around the internet.

This “victim’s” name is Jeff Epstein, a doctor by trade and Trump supporter. According to an Orlando, FL NBC affiliate, WESH 2 News, he was being “unruly” while trying to pick up his ticket early Thursday morning at the American Airline counter in The Orlando International Airport. Reports say that homie was snapping at the customer service reps so much that they had to call 5-0.  Oh course, he got indignant and started ramming and because he could not control his emotions, the airline refused him entry to the flight.

Reports say that Epstein continued to act unstable. Apparently though he asked police to arrest him, seeming to be cooperative by taking off his backpack and raising his hands in the air, he tensed up and refuse to allow the officers to put the cuffs on him. And that is where the action popped off.

The Orlando police pepper sprayed him and wrestled him down. Epstein not liking this started going ham and saying “You are treating me like a Black person!”

After the incident, he did an interview with the local news station to explain what he meant by his exclamation. Apparently, he was making a point that is often missed by Trump supporters and that he wanted to purposely bring to light to “prove a point” about police brutality in the Black community. You know… he wanted to prove that the Black Lives Matters movement is really on to something.

He told the news station, “If you’re going to do this to a white doctor, who’s 59-years-old, for doing nothing, then why would black people trust you?” and continued “I’m a conservative Republican, I’m a Trump guy. But until the police fix this problem, I don’t blame Black people for being upset when they get arrested.”

What an advocate…

He further said, “I was no danger. I was being loud because I wanted everyone to see. I wanted everything to be out in the open. Big companies have to take care of their customers, and when they call the cops in, they got to deescalate, not escalate.”

 

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Funk Master Flex Says Cardi B’s Team Paid DJ’s For Radio Play http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/funk-master-flex-says-cardi-bs-team-paid-djs-for-radio-play/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/funk-master-flex-says-cardi-bs-team-paid-djs-for-radio-play/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:12:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460316 Veteran DJ Funk Master Flex has yet to answer to the challenge from DJ Kid Capri but seems quite eager to speak out against female rapper Cardi B. This isn’t the first time he’s downplayed the Bronx native. In fact, back in April, he accused her of having a ghostwriter. This time around, he is back […]

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Veteran DJ Funk Master Flex has yet to answer to the challenge from DJ Kid Capri but seems quite eager to speak out against female rapper Cardi B.

This isn’t the first time he’s downplayed the Bronx native. In fact, back in April, he accused her of having a ghostwriter.

This time around, he is back with another accusation about the Invasion of Privacy rapper. According to him, earlier in her career, her team approached him as well as other DJ’s to pay them in exchange for spinning her records.

On Wednesday, Flex had the time to notice LevelUpHipHip_’s Instagram post which celebrated Cardi. However, Flex felt indifferent and expressed his displeasure.

“I think Cardi is a great entertainer and has great songs! I gave my opinion when she said she was “King of NY” and when I found out she didn’t write her own songs! I met Cardi and her management and I respected his and Cardi’s hustle! BUT LET’S BE CLEAR. CARDI’S TEAM AND MANY OTHER ARTIST (in the beginning of career) PAY DJS TO PLAY RECORDS AND SAY THAT “THEY ARE HOT” (Since I never took a penny from a rapper I’m not scared to speak on it) I have emails I’ve gotten from labels over the years with names and figures!”

Judging by the excessive capital letters he must feel strongly about the issue. The heavily loaded statement is backed by alleged email proof with the associated figures included.

We all know Bardi is not one to tolerate disrespect and you can bet she’ll have something to say about this.

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Chance The Rapper to Headline Upcoming ‘Rap Caviar Live’ Show http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/chance-the-rapper-to-headline-upcoming-rap-caviar-live-show/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/chance-the-rapper-to-headline-upcoming-rap-caviar-live-show/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:07:29 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460271 Rap Caviar Live is returning for its first show of the Fall season and announced Chance The Rapper as the official headliner for the show set for September 29th at the Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to Chance The Rapper, Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack, DJ SpinKing, and […]

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Rap Caviar Live is returning for its first show of the Fall season and announced Chance The Rapper as the official headliner for the show set for September 29th at the Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to Chance The Rapper, Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack, DJ SpinKing, and more artists to be announced will also be performing.

The Rap Caviar concert series derived from Spotify’s popular Rap Caviar playlist that displays what’s hot in Hip Hop with an authentic compilation of songs and artists listened to by over eight million followers. Having launched in August 2017, Rap Caviar Live has since had Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert, Cardi B, Playboi Carti, Famous Dex, and more perform on the Rap Caviar stages in DC, Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, and more.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to Spotify fans through the Spotify Fans First pre-sale and through Live Nation on Aug. 16. General on-sale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com on Aug. 17, all 10:00 a.m. ET.

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Former Bad Boy Group Danity Kane is Returning For New Album and New Tour http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/danity-kane-is-returning-for-new-album-and-new-tour/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/danity-kane-is-returning-for-new-album-and-new-tour/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:41:34 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460305 Remember the girl group that was originally formed on Diddy’s hit MTV series ‘Making the Band?’ Yes, Danity Kane is making a comeback. Aubrey O’ Day, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard are reuniting for a Danity Kane tour, but instead they are renaming themselves DK3 since all of the original members will not actually be […]

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Remember the girl group that was originally formed on Diddy’s hit MTV series ‘Making the Band?’ Yes, Danity Kane is making a comeback.

Aubrey O’ Day, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard are reuniting for a Danity Kane tour, but instead they are renaming themselves DK3 since all of the original members will not actually be returning. The three remaining members were last joined in 2014 in which they released their last album together, DK3, which peaked at #1 on US Top Current Albums chart.

The group took to Instagram earlier this week to announce a 15-city tour to launch the beginning of a new era for the group along with a new album to come. Stay tuned to see if additional cities will be added to The Universe Is Undefeated Tour. You can purchase tickets and VIP packages here.

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Kid Cudi and Kanye West Perform as Kids See Ghosts in Los Angeles Night Club http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/kids-see-ghost-nightclub/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/kids-see-ghost-nightclub/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:35:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460315 Many eyes turned to the line up of Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Festival when it was announced Kids See Ghosts would be headlining the event. Giving a preview of what can be expected, Kanye West and Kid Cudi appeared as the duo to perform at the Los Candiles Night Club in Los Angeles. […]

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Many eyes turned to the line up of Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Festival when it was announced Kids See Ghosts would be headlining the event. Giving a preview of what can be expected, Kanye West and Kid Cudi appeared as the duo to perform at the Los Candiles Night Club in Los Angeles.

The club was the host location for a private party for Willo Perron’s and the G.O.O.D. Music artists took the stage for a mini-set. Team Kanye Daily reports their time onstage brought forth four songs: “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “Ghost Town,” and part one and two of “Father Stretch My Hands.”

The next scheduled appearance for the two is at Tyler’s festival on November 10 an 11th. It will be interesting to see what other songs from their separate or combined discographies will make the official setlist.

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Travis Scott Receives New Tattoo on the Side of His Head http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/travis-scott-tattoo/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/travis-scott-tattoo/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:26:05 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460306 Travis Scott is deep into the roll out of his Astroworld album. With his tour officially announced and merch lines flying out left and right, LaFlame took some personal time to get a new tattoo. Tattoo artist Scott Campbell shared the work he put in on the side of Travis’ head, which appear to be […]

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Travis Scott is deep into the roll out of his Astroworld album. With his tour officially announced and merch lines flying out left and right, LaFlame took some personal time to get a new tattoo.

Tattoo artist Scott Campbell shared the work he put in on the side of Travis’ head, which appear to be a row of arrows going forward to his forhead, station above his anchor near his ear.

Check out the new tattoo below and let us know what you think of Travis Scott’s new ink.

@travisscott So much love homie. Keep crushing.

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@travisscott in studio today… 📸by @colindevinmoore

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ATL Rapper Young Thug Arrested On Felony Gun Charges in Cali http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/young-thug-arrested-on-felony-gun-charges/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/young-thug-arrested-on-felony-gun-charges/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:17:21 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460264 Last night was supposed to be all about celebrating the release of Young Thug’s Slime Language album. In addition, it was also his birthday. However, the night ended in controversy. The Atlanta native is now facing felony gun charges after he and his crew were found in possession of multiple weapons. According to TMZ, the […]

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Last night was supposed to be all about celebrating the release of Young Thug’s Slime Language album. In addition, it was also his birthday. However, the night ended in controversy.

The Atlanta native is now facing felony gun charges after he and his crew were found in possession of multiple weapons.

According to TMZ, the incident began outside the Dave & Buster’s Hollywood venue. As police were preparing to leave, one of Thugger’s crew members ran into a police cruiser. This prompted authorities to search the vehicle where they eventually found weapons.

Footage taken outside the venue shows the rapper being placed in handcuffs before being escorted to an awaiting police cruiser.

Thugger was booked just after 3 AM for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. He’s currently being held on a $35,000 bond.
Not the best way to step into another year of life but we will have more on this story as it continues to develop.

 

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50 Cent Jokingly Says Uncle Murda Is Responsible For Letting Off Shots At ‘Get The Strap’ Video Shoot http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/50-cent-jokingly-says-uncle-murda-is-responsible-for-letting-off-shots-at-get-the-strap-video-shoot/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/50-cent-jokingly-says-uncle-murda-is-responsible-for-letting-off-shots-at-get-the-strap-video-shoot/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:06:27 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460249 50 always has jokes and pointing the finger at one of his artists for a shooting is just his type of humor. After the shooting at the “Get The Strap” video shoot yesterday in Brooklyn with controversial rhymes spitter Tekashi 6ix9ine, the Southside, Queens legend took to his infamous IG account to blame G-Unit signee […]

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50 always has jokes and pointing the finger at one of his artists for a shooting is just his type of humor.

After the shooting at the “Get The Strap” video shoot yesterday in Brooklyn with controversial rhymes spitter Tekashi 6ix9ine, the Southside, Queens legend took to his infamous IG account to blame G-Unit signee and Brooklyn shit starter Uncle Murda for the shooting at the video.

Yesterday, Fif used his jest to place blame on Tekashi’s former nemesis Casanova 2X, which wasn’t that funny since Cas and 6ix9ine had beef so serious earlier this year, that shots were fired in Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center when the entourages of the two rappers clashed.

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Today in Hip Hop History: Mobb Deep Drops Their ‘Murda Muzik’ LP 19 Years Ago http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/today-in-hip-hop-history-mobb-deep-drops-their-murda-muzik-lp-19-years-ago/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/today-in-hip-hop-history-mobb-deep-drops-their-murda-muzik-lp-19-years-ago/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:38:55 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460232 On this day in 1999, Mobb Deep released their fourth LP, Murda Muzik. Coming after a three year pause and numerous release date push-backs, Murda Muzik did everything but disappoint. Peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and shipping 1,000,000 copies in the year of its release prove that commercially this album was a […]

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On this day in 1999, Mobb Deep released their fourth LP, Murda Muzik. Coming after a three year pause and numerous release date push-backs, Murda Muzik did everything but disappoint. Peaking at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and shipping 1,000,000 copies in the year of its release prove that commercially this album was a success. The album also earned the #6 spot on the Canadian album charts.

Aside from its monetary success, the album was a hit. During a time in rap where Diddy and Master P were calling the shots, a project of this caliber came with much surprise and admiration. Havoc and Prodigy‘s stark realism and imagery depicting the darker side of the streets brought a necessary contrast to a game flooded with gold watch/diamond chain rap. Havoc’s style of production, although the majority unchanged from his previous work, was also a shift away from the norm of the ’99 to the 2000. This album has most definitely earned its respect and acclaim.

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Alicia Keys Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin on Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/alicia-keys-aretha-franklin/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/alicia-keys-aretha-franklin/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:59 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460216 Ariana Grande isn’t the only artist to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin on Thursday. Alicia Keys additionally respected the Queen of Soul singing the same song Grande sung on The Tonight Show, “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.” In addition to her live performance, she shared a story about the time she met […]

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Ariana Grande isn’t the only artist to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin on Thursday. Alicia Keys additionally respected the Queen of Soul singing the same song Grande sung on The Tonight Show, “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.”

In addition to her live performance, she shared a story about the time she met the legend.

“You start thinking wow, this beautiful and incredible life and woman,” Keys said. “I was listening to her music while I was driving in. She’s so special. I feel sad, but really inspired and celebratory. She was able to touch so many people, divinely. She touched me. Some of my greatest songs were inspired by hers that I loved.  Talk about queens — she was definitely the queen. She stepped into the room and everyone bowed down.”

Keys also reminisced about the terrifying time she shared a stage with Aretha.

“It was kind of scary to be in her presence, in a good way. When you just know you’re in the presence of greatness. I remember the first time Clive asked me to perform with her. She’s one of the greatest of all time, one of the greatest voices. I remember her giving me a lot of love and said she played my songs during her shows. She performed ‘You Don’t Know My Name.’”

Franklin passed on Thursday at 76 years old after a long fight with cancer.

Watch Alicia Keys’ full performance below:

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Aretha Franklin’s Family is Reportedly Planning a Public Viewing at Detroit Museum http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklins-viewing-museum/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklins-viewing-museum/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460196 Aretha Franklin, 76, passed away Thursday morning due to pancreatic cancer. The soul legend’s funeral is definitely going to be a massive turnout and apparently, her family is aware of this. TMZ reports that the memorial service for the Queen of Soul will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in […]

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Aretha Franklin, 76, passed away Thursday morning due to pancreatic cancer. The soul legend’s funeral is definitely going to be a massive turnout and apparently, her family is aware of this.

TMZ reports that the memorial service for the Queen of Soul will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Aretha frequently visited the museum. It’s large enough to accommodate the thousands of guests expected to arrive.

The viewing will be an open casket and there will be lots of singing because it just wouldn’t be right if there wasn’t a lot of singing. There’s no set date yet.

The museum was also the site for Rosa Parks’ viewing in 2005.

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Ice-T Drags Journalist Who Doubts Idris Elba Can Play James Bond http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/ice-t-idris-elba-james-bond/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/ice-t-idris-elba-james-bond/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460210 Ice-T is not here for the conservative journalist, Katie Hopkins’ shenanigans. He made that clear in a series of tweets on Thursday. After Hopkins said in a meeting that Idris Elba couldn’t play James Bond since he’s Black, Ice-T shot a straightforward reaction summing up his sentiments about her announcement. “This b—h sounds stupid…,” the […]

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Ice-T is not here for the conservative journalist, Katie Hopkins’ shenanigans. He made that clear in a series of tweets on Thursday. After Hopkins said in a meeting that Idris Elba couldn’t play James Bond since he’s Black, Ice-T shot a straightforward reaction summing up his sentiments about her announcement.

“This b—h sounds stupid…,” the rapper-turned-grandfather wrote in a tweet that his since garnered more than 12,000 retweets. As his followers responded in the comments, one person wrote that Hopkins is a “putrid fuckmaggot.” Ice quoted that tweet and wrote, “Well… Now THAT’S a creative use of words.”

Katie Hopkins clearly found out about Ice’s tweet, as she retweeted it expressing gratitude toward him for tuning in to her interview while son-ing him by using his birth name, Tracy Lauren Marrow, and stating, “Ice T my a–.”

“Lol the Ho replied! Eat a dick,” Ice said in response. Ice-T is no stranger to beef, but this is definitely one of his more entertaining ones.

Hopkins’ remarks about Idris Elba came in the wake of bits of gossip that he’s slated to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond in the franchise’s future movies. Hopkins evidently disagreed with that, saying that he couldn’t fill the role since it was written for a white actor.

“No Idris Elba, you cannot be James Bond. You will not be 007, no matter how many tweets you put out saying ‘I’m Elba, Idris Elba.’ It’s not because you’re a gentleman of color. It’s because James Bond isn’t. He’s written as an upper-class, arrogant white,” she said.

“Must we perpetually crowbar-in gender and color in where it doesn’t fit?” she added later on.

To play devil’s advocate, Ice-T didn’t say she was wrong for the way she felt. He just dragged her for it. (Kanye shrugs)

Check out his tweets below:

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