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"Drake is my man! I love Drake! He is amazing. So I love him. This moment, this moment was amazing. I was in his dressing room with my whole family. He invited me to the show and I was like, 'I just wanna say hi.' And he was like, 'Oh my God.' He was having a fan moment. A fan-boy moment. I was having a fan-girl moment. It was a whole moment. I'll never forget it. It was a Drake moment."
"Everyday Struggle" host Akademiks might have a little smoke for Vic Mensa. The hip-hop personality has low-key taken direct aim at the Roc Nation rapper on a new song teaser.
Promoted as "Trap American" off an upcoming parody album, Akademiks makes no effort to deliver a subliminal and directly calls out Mensa on a 15-second teaser.
"On the keys I'm the best/My hittas they catchin' L's/Group chat we the winners side/Chat n*ggas we blessed - on interviews, we up next/Vic Mensa upset/Always chilling on-set/Thots breaking in half"
According to reports, Akademiks and Mensa's issues date back to a 2017 "Everyday Struggle" interview.
Mensa and Akademiks' issues came to the forefront when the Roc Nation artist was a guest on Everyday Struggle last year. During a heated exchange, Mensa expressed that he felt Akademiks built a following by sensationalizing and making light of the violent state of the Chicago scene. "I wanted to slap you in your face," he stated when the question came up. (HHDX)
This week, "Everyday Struggle" has appeared to flirt with a few different replacements for ex-host Joe Budden.
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In mid-December, buzz developed over Joe Budden dipping from "Everyday Struggle" for undisclosed reasons.
Lately, Complex's daily show Everyday Struggle has replaced Joe Budden with special guests for what many assumed would be a temporary leave while Budden takes focuses on his newborn baby. But the rapper took to Twitter to cite "internal chaos" as the reason for his absence, and on Tuesday (Dec. 19), Complex confirmed to Billboard that Budden has officially departed from the show. "Joe Budden is not continuing as a host on Everyday Struggle in 2018," Complex told Billboard. "The show will be back in the New Year with all new episodes and guests. We wish Joe all the best and thank him for a great 2017." (Billboard)
I created that show... I'll create another if need be... & another & another..... it's when u CANT create that you move WITHOUT integrity... https://t.co/aZdMDI3eOG
The tour will kick off in Vancouver on May 4 and continue until June 16, when it will wrap up in Pittsburgh after ripping through an impressive 29 shows in just 44 days. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Jan. 26 at noon local time, but American Express cardholders will have access to a special exclusive presale for select dates starting Jan. 23. (Grammy)
The Grammy Awards have announced more performers for the forthcoming 60th annual Grammy Awards: current nominees Bruno Mars with Cardi B; SZA, Kesha, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, and Alessia Cara, Khalid and Logic, who together will take the stage with a group of suicide attempt and loss survivors selected by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in a special performance, presumably of their suicide-awareness song "1-800-273-8255." Similarly, Mars and Cardi B are likely to perform the remixed version of "Finesse," which dropped last week along with a '90-centric video paying homage to the TV show "In Living Color." (Variety)
2017 was undoubtedly the year of female rap. Cardi B, Remy Ma, Rhapsody and countless other female artists thrived and breathed life into a once perceived "monopolized" genre of rap. SOHH Fashion Correspondent Chant Farrar here with a list of female rappers and emcees expected to do big things the next 12 months.
A Bronx babe, Miitch has a clear distinction above most girls in her lane. With heavy bars and a flow reminiscent of 90's Lil Kim, Maliibu Miitch had been on the rise all through out 2017. She's been signed with Ruff Riders & Def Jam and sometime this year plans to release songs with Chris Brown, Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign. Still not a fan? Watch her video for "The Count".
She's worked with Big Sean, Metro Boomin, Big Quis; she's opened for Drake. In 2016, she was a clear ringleader for female rap until things became cloudy. At the close of 2017, Kash Doll finally ended her lengthy legal battle with BMB. The label had been trying to control her musical ventures and in reaction to her resistance, tried to erase her works from the internet. Now a free agent, Kash Doll is said to be working on her new project to be released late spring or early summer 2018. Watch her Belly inspired remake visual "For Everybody" below:
In 2017, Icy Girl (My Neck My Back Remix) was almost impossible to miss and it set the standard for Bay Area rapper Saweetie. Being inspired by rappers like Lil' Kim, Nicki Minaj & Foxy Brown, Saweetie wants to pay homage to some of the femcees who came before her. Garnering over 5 million views in the latter half of the year, it's no surprise that she's a contender for 2018. Listen to her new record "Focus."
A Detroit native, Molly Brazy, has been taking the scene by storm since her mixtape last January titled Molly World. At just 18-years-old, the newbie had a consistent run in 2017 with tracks like "Lately," "Yosemite Sam" & "Statement." She's compared herself to Payroll & Future and with a fanbase of almost a million followers on Instagram, she seems to have the formula to match their success. Not familiar with Molly? Listen to "Play For Keeps" and be sure to check out her LP Big Brazy.
Last, but certainly not least, is Harlem rapper Princess Nokia. The 25 year-old is a firm believer in feminism and gained praise over the years for her very poignant views. The Taino femcee has released records like "Brujas", that pertain to her culture and her roots as a woman of Puerto Rican heritage as well as "tomboy" staking her claims in the feminist movement. Nokia has a style all her own and many are expecting her to take over in 2018. Listen to why she's the G.O.A.T.
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Stylist- a person whose job is to arrange and coordinate food, clothes, etc. in a stylish and attractive way in photographs or films. The styles of the stylist may change but the necessity of one is crucial for an artist's career, especially in hip-hop. From your pop faves to NFL champs, choosing the right stylist for the red carpet can be the factor in making the blogs or sometime whether you are invited back or not.
SOHH Fashion Correspondent Chant Farrar here with a Top 5 list of the hottest stylists/designers ready to take 2018 by the reigns... [Photo credit: Chant Farrar]
If you are working in the urban realm, you've likely have seen Devon's work. She's revolutionized brands like Jeantrix and helped cultivate careers like Duckie Thot. Adidas, Yeezy Szn, Paper Mag (Rihanna 2017), all brands Milan has worked with. She's a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry and its only up from here for the Philadelphia native.
The Parisian import to New York didn't hesitate to break into the fashion scene when she got to the US a few short years ago. She's styled industry heavy hitters like Karen Civil, LHHNY's Producer Swift & rapper Jaquae. The young stylist has even helped curate the insta-beauty-blog Fashion Black and White. What's next for this French fashionista? Stay tuned and find out.
Rosa Acosta, Trey Songz, Siaani Love, Claudette Ortiz, just a few industry names to be blessed by the styling of Anthony Chad Styles. The celebrity stylist has worked with Grammy Award winners like Fantasia and has had looks featured in NYFW & Getty Images for the passed 5 years. Anthony is known for his flashy choices for his clients and has been deemed an industry go-to. His latest works have been seen on brown skin babe Bria Myles.
In 2017 he styled acts like Bella Hadid, Bretman Rock from Youtube & Instagram and Billboard topping artists like Cardi B, all with clothes he thrifted. The Styling Stingy owner has been deemed the "Thrift King" for his ability to eye out high-end bargain clothes. His stylings have gained him so much recognition you can even catch him in A$AP Ferg's "East Coast" video He is an excellent seamstress as well as stylist. It's rumored this coming year his work will be featured on Rihanna.
Dressing women for their tours and award ceremonies like Ashanti, Lil Kim, Kelly Rowland, & Letoya Luckett, this gown designer & stylist is no stranger to the industry. With a lengthy resume, he's also known for creating killer custom prom dresses. He's been nothing but a success influencing fashion in ways where some would say higher end designers began copying him. Hopefully 2018 is his year for worldwide recognition.
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The Diplomats are really back. Everyone's favorite New York hip-hop crew are reminding fans their ties are stronger than ever after recently reuniting for the culture.
Over the past few hours, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Cam'ron have lit up their Instagram Story pages. Jimmy shows his Pac-Man skills while Juelz previews new tunes and Killa Cam lets the world see what he's up to on the West Coast.
"No, no, I just got to say this. I'm just attracted to creativity. I'm attracted to creativity and what a lot of people don't know about India is she's an incredible artist - she's not signed to MMG but she's helping me out with Rich Hair Care, a new product I'm a part of." ("Wendy")