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|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 2:36 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Veteran DJ Moby's memoir Then It Fell Apart has been earning the music maker a new place in headlines. First he grabbed attention with the claim that he dated Natalie Portman, an account refuted by the actress who describes Moby as a "creepy older man." In the same memoir, Moby also revealed another interesting talking point when he detailed the time that OutKast's Andre 3000 turned down a collaboration.
Pitchfork details an excerpt in which 3 Stacks and Moby linked up at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. According to Moby, he approached Andre and attempted to hug him. 3000 "quickly stepped backward," and when Moby inquired about the two possibly collaborating, the southern pioneer allegedly replied, "Moby, you know I like you, but just too many people are hating on you right now."
Tommaso Boddi/Getty ImagesYou'll recall that the 2002 VMAs was the same setting in which Eminem infamously denounced the DJ during an acceptance speech.
In Portman's case, she denied Moby's claims in an interview with Harper's Bazaar, explaining that shewas a teenager during the time that she'd known him: "I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school."
As for 3 Stacks, it's unlikely that we'll get any statement from the rather reclusive figure.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 1:12 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Miley Cyrus surprised fans when she debuted three new songs during her set at Radio 1's Big Weekend in England, performing "Mother's Daughter," "Cattitude," and "Dream."
It was in the track "Cattitude" that the singer is heard mentioning Cardi B and Nicki Minaj's feud with the lyrics, "I love you Nicki, but I listen to Cardi."
While the lyrics make a clear line toward the brewing beef tat Nicki and Cardi have endured, it also holds weight in underscoring Cyrus' own shaky relationship with Nicki Minaj.
It was in 2015 that things waded into choppy waters for both women when Nicki Minaj criticized the MTV VMAs for snubbing "Anaconda" for a Video Of The Year nomination.
"If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year," Nicki wrote on Twitter. "I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much, but are rarely rewarded for it."
Shortly after, Cyrus, who would be hosting the show that year, critiqued Minaj's approach in an interview with the New York Times: "If you do things with an open heart and you come at things with love, you would be heard and I would respect your statement. But I don’t respect your statement because of the anger that came with it. And it’s not anger like, ‘Guys, I’m frustrated about some things that are a bigger issue.’ You made it about you. Not to sound like a bitch, but that’s like, ‘Eh, I didn’t get my VMA.’”
This would spark the infamous "Miley, what's good?" moment when Nicki Minaj gave a speech at the award show after "Anaconda" ultimately won Hip-Hop Video Of the Year.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 1:02 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
"Run The Bag Up" has been in circulation since April, while the project it encompasses, Up All Night 2, was released little over a week ago with the backing of HBK's complete roster. In the "Run The Bag Up" music video, Kool John manages to recruit a couple of outsiders into the fold. Kool John slots himself in the leadoff position, because well, he foots the bill.
First, he spawns in a hangar with his friends, but not for long, as the choreographer/videographer then chooses to deploy a dancer in a darkened room off to the side. Kool John literally traps himself in one too many vignettes before the strobe settings go Donnie Darko on the viewer's eyes - signaling for P-Lo to jump in and rap the hook.
Next up is Nef The Pharaoh, with arguably the most balanced of attacks on "Run The Bag Up." Nef's well-researched style never looks out of place at the heart of a record, leaving Larry June to close up shop in the final seconds. Easy peasy, like breakfast, or Brexit, whichever comes first. Enjoy the new(ish) Kool John, it's a genuine bop.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 12:32 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Boosie Badazz has blessed fans with a ton of music since November. He came through with his album, Boosie Blues Cafe, a project that found him straying from his typical Southern Rap sounds and shifting towards blues. Although it surprised people, it definitely worked out for the rapper. A month later, he blessed fans with his Christmas album and in March, he dropped off his project, Badazz 3.5. Now, he's back with his new video for "Off The Flap."
Boosie Badazz posts up with the click in the NSFW video for "Off The Flap." The video features Boosie and his squad posting up in front of a trap house while they smoke, drink, play dice, tote guns and the rapper performs his single. The video also cuts to footage of Boosie Badazz surrounded by women twerking around him so just a heads up, it's probably not best to watch this in the office.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 12:22 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Zlatan and Naira Marley seemed to have benefitted from all the attention their arrest generated them in the second week of May. Their co-production "Am I A Yahoo Boy" is already a massive intercontinental hit, but that hasn't stopped either man from resting on their laurels. Since making his first in-court appearing concerning the impending fraud case fielded by Nigerian authorities, he and Zlatan have done everything in their power to consolidate their friendship. No one else has their best interest at heart.
Given the possibility they might be doing time for their alleged criminal conduct, Zlatan, in particular, has taken an appreciative turn with his music. "This Year," as the title would suggest, finds the young Afrobeats star stopping for just a moment to reflect on the massive jump he took over the past 6 months. Before releasing "Am I A Yahoo Boy" with Marley, Zlatan scored massive hits with the likes of Burna Boy (Killin Dem), Davido, (Bum Bum), and Olamide (My Body) in a roaring run of form dating back to October.
Ke eleda mi masun (masun o masun o)
Kori me masunle (sunle sunle eeeeh)
As I dey hustle o (hustle o hustle o)
Kowo wa kowole (kowole kowole)
Kowo wa kowole.
- Zlatan Ibile
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 11:53 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
During Jim Jones' recent appearance on Full Size Run, the Dipset Capo pushed his weight around mightily. On the topic of Supreme, Jim Jones contends that he and Juelz Santana likely made the streetwear brand a cool billion off the back of that iconic Dipset t-shirt that reportedly earned them a meager payment $14,000 each, without any residual privileges written into their agreement. Just the one day of shooting.
Incidentally, that didn't stop the Dipset rappers from participating in future product launches with the brand. In 2017, Juelz was the poster child for the Timberland x Supreme launch of a 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boot. Interestingly enough, Jim Jones was asked to comment on the emergence of the Nike Boot, which he unsurprisingly credited to Harlem and its fashion-oriented epicenter of 125th and beyond.
"This is going to be very controversial, but the Nike boots with the Air bubble at the bottom, they started in Harlem. All facts," Jones told the three hosts. Noted sneakerhead Wale was then brought up in passing seeing that his interest in "Nike Boots" manifested into an actual song.
Jim Jones was having none of it. He then proceeded to critique Wale's "boo boo" sneaker choice, with little regard for decorum, yet no ill-will whatsoever. Jim Jones is simply a Harlem essentialist: brash, confident, and unafraid to speak his mind. It wouldn't take long for Wale to clap back with a video repost titled:"Jim Jones wellin like shyt.. yes WELLIN." Jim Jones would eventually provide receipts for his claims, but only after Wale doubled in firepower with an adjacent Insta post. Harlem and Washington, DC, will continue to do battle over sartorial supremacy, until the cows some sauntering home.
|Sun, May 26, 2019 at 11:49 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Gucci Mane has indubitably done a complete 360 in the last few years. Since his release from jail, which he recently celebrated with his wife, the rapper switched up his lifestyle and noticeably shed serious weight. And while it certainly took consistent workouts and dietary discipline to achieve his current physique, perhaps a switch into veganism could kick things up a notch for the Wop. As such, Diddy attempted to introduce his friend to vegan foods, but the ensuing reaction hinted it may not be the right fit for Gucci.
The video of the encounter was shared this past Saturday via Jermaine Durpi's Instagram page. Diddy, JD, Gucci and his wife were having lunch at 5 Star Island in Miami when they were served vegan food. Guwop sits near a plate of two heavy hamburgers, which were revealed to be fully plant-based. The waiter comes by and explains: "This right here is a vegan BLT, vegan bacon with some marinated tomatoes, micro greens and fresh vegan mayo on a gluten-free bun. It's something special out here." Gucci listens attentively as his face looks as though he might regretting his decision.
"I don't know about this one," Gucci adds before Diddy states "Tell the truth about it. It's all good." Throughout the entire time, JD is cracking up. Finally, Gucci Mane admits: "I might end up with the burger." Oh well, veganism isn't everyone's forte. Maybe Gucci could head on over to Arby's seeing as they are not planning to introduce any vegan-products ever.