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|Tue, August 20, 2019 at 10:51 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
New York has a few highly-skilled rappers that we're excited about right now. Of course, there are the city's mainstays like Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent and others. But the younger cats are really out here shaping the movement. People like Jay Critch, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and others are truly personifying that NYC hustle in their sounds. One rapper that's been bubbling like crazy as of late is Lil Tjay. After his inclusion on Polo G's hit record "Pop Out," the two budding stars blew up, earning tons of newfound attention across the country. Today, he may have suffered a minor setback because a video is circulating that shows him allegedly being stuffed into the back of a police car. His fans don't seem to believe it though.
Maury Phillips/Getty ImagesAs reported by XXL, the Bronx rapper can be seen getting pushed into a cop car with fans yelling around him. "Ay yo, get off him, dicksucker," yells one man on the scene. While the video looks pretty legit, supporters of the rapper think he staged the scene for a music video. "This shit fake as fuck," wrote one fan. Another suggested that he's probably just shooting something.
We'll be keeping a close eye on this situation and will update you on any potential developments. HNHH has reached out to Lil Tjay's team and we are waiting for a response.
|Tue, August 20, 2019 at 10:46 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Today, Lil Uzi Vert blessed us all with a new addition to his ever-growing catalog of fit pits. The new post is unquestionably newsworthy as Uzi stunts in front of a custom Bugatti. The paint job of the red and cream-colored car is augmented by an anime theme displayed on the driver’s side door.
As for clothes, you’ll certainly be disappointed to know that Uzi has forgone his signature style of zooming-in on each article of clothing and opted for only zooming in on his pants. With the new post, he favors a full-body approach as well as first-person videos and rocks enough chains to warrant a chiropractor check-up. Neck-down, Uzi wears a black tee-shirt and blue jeans. On his fingers are three blinding rings adjacent to an equally shiny watch.
The last two parts of the post are videos. In the first, Uzi simply shows off the aforementioned car, but in the second, he gives us an action shot. Uzi pokes his head out of the roof of his car and waves to a friend. All-in-all, the post screams “Headline News,” for any diehard Uzi fans.
The release of Eternal Atake still seems to be stagnant at the moment, but Uzi seems to at least be enjoying himself in the meantime.
|Tue, August 20, 2019 at 10:40 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
"Spaghetti Boys" founder, Kerwin Frost, has been interviewing a bunch of awesome guests on his new web series, Kerwin Frost Talks, including Lil Yachty, A$AP Rocky and Dev Hynes. For his ninth episode, he sat down with an orange-haired SZA. After diving into her origin story and bonding over a shared love of Bjork, SZA discussed the new music she has in the works, which will satisfy the fans anxiously awaiting her CTRL follow-up.
She detailed her studio session with Justin Timberlake, which she said resulted in a "really cool" song. She explained the strong musical connection they had: "When I heard his music and we started singing together and the harmonies and the note choices that we were finding together, it’s like, ‘Oh, we speak the same language.'"
BROCKHAMPTON and super-producer, Jack Antonoff, ended up crashing SZA and JT's session, as they are all signed to RCA Records. SZA said she was overwhelmed to be in the same room as them all. She referenced several other encounters with artists that have made her almost too nervous to speak, including Rihanna and Frank Ocean. "I'll be saying weird shit to make Beyoncé stop talking to me." She even tried to avoid meeting Lauryn Hill because she was too scared, but then ended up running into her in a hallway. But she did share she was comfortable enough to hop in the studio with Post Malone too.
SZA said she's "loving what [she's] making right now", which is exciting to hear because SZA has repeatedly confessed to being underwhelmed by her own music. If she was hesitant about putting out her hit record CTRL, that means her new music - which is "coming soon as fuck" is definitely going to be special.
Watch the full talk below.
|Tue, August 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Fresh off the release of his So Much Fun project, Young Thug decides to come through today and share a new video for his song "Surf" featuring Gunna.
Accompanied by some bikini clad ladies, Thugger & Gunna hit the sandy beaches of Port Hueneme, California in their designer drip and have some fun on the ATV’s, before breaking out the water guns and continuing the party into the night. Check out the Summer-fun, Be El Be-directed clip (above) and let us know what you think!
In other news, Thug is already working on his Super Slimey 2 project, which he's been teasing a record with Future, Gunna & Lil Baby this week. Peep a snippet of that right here if you missed yesterday.
So Much Fun, which features Future, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Nav, Juice WRLD, & more, is available now on iTunes.
|Tue, August 20, 2019 at 10:16 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Three years ago to the day, Frank Ocean released one of his most impactful bodies of work. Less than twenty-four hours before Blonde arrived on streaming platforms, fans were left watching a live stream of the reclusive artist building a staircase. Once his construction came to a close, Ocean allowed us into his creative space with the visual album Endless, which would be the final project released on his Def Jam deal. Endless is criminally underrated as a body of work and much of the reason why it doesn't get mainstream attention is because it's so difficult to come across. Song titles are still unclear on streaming and only a miniature percentage of folks actually want to scroll through the over one-hour-long video to find the track they want to listen to. Blonde, on the other hand, is highly-celebrated and is often viewed as Frank Ocean's opus. Today, we recognize how incredible this album truly is.
Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesWithout even diving into the timelessness of the actual audio being presented in Blonde, the greater context of the album's release is worth noting. Hours before it was even a real thing, Frank had come through with Endless, effectively (and ironically) ending his tenure as a Def Jam artist. Not more than a day later, he released the real deal with Blonde, finessing the industry and cashing in on his own talent. Given Frank's newfound independence, the majority of the album's profits went directly to his bank account. While we would absolutely love to hear a new body of work from the former Odd Future crooner, he's been keeping himself holed up in his home, posting sporadic shots to his obscure Instagram page from time to time. His use of social media can, oddly enough, be compared to his musical mastermind on Blonde.
Even three years after it dropped, memories are still being spawned from Frank Ocean's beautiful Blonde. Experimental with vocal effects, depth, pitch, and much more, Frank arguably did more for himself than anybody else in 2016. This album defines who he is as an artist: an imperfect, passionate, and relatively fearless man who lives through his craft. Before Blonde, there were moments that we saw Frank for who he is, like on Channel Orange's nine-minute-long "Pyramids." From Beyoncé and Yung Lean's hidden contributions to the long-lasting effect songs like "Nights" and "White Ferrari" can instil within us, Blonde is a pure masterpiece. Three years later, it still runs as smoothly as it did when it was first released. Revisit the classic project below and stay tuned for whatever Frank has going on next.
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|Tue, August 20, 2019 at 10:10 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
YFN Lucci will never stop. The Atlanta artist is one of the most respected rappers in his city but he has some clear issues with another ATL icon. Young Thug is fresh off the release of his debut album and Big Lucc was unfortunately not a fan. The release of So Much Fun brought back their differences with Lucci referring to it as a "cap ass album" and even claiming to have slept with Thugger's girl. For the record, Jerrika Karlae, Thug's longtime partner, has denied that she cheated on her man with Lucci but that wasn't enough because the rapper is still spreading around that rumor.
During a recent visit to V-103 Atlanta, YFN Lucci brought up his beef against Jeffery by reaffirming the fact that he slept with his girl. When asked if the feud is about Jerrika, Lucci suggested that it 100% is. "I was in the bed with her a couple times," he said. "We ain't gonna talk on that though," he added before plugging his new mixtape.
The star also touched on his involvement in Trouble's insane Cucumber Party, which resulted in both Alexis Skyy and Reginae Carter getting clowned online. Lucc says he won't be seen in any other cucumber videos, noting that he simply "ended up at a party and seen cucumbers everywhere." Clearly, he knew what he was getting himself into but he was probably a little caught up in the moment.
Watch the full interview below.
|Tue, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Last week Jorja Smith came through with her new single "Be Honest" featuring the likes of Burna Boy. While the song is a good one that begs to be repeated, the visual was just as much appreciated since the U.K. bred singer is looking all kinds of gorgeous throughout. Set on a hot summer's day that can only be quenched with numerous fans and a dip in a pool, Jorja showed off her sexy frame and numerous hot bikinis.
In yet another behind the scenes shot from the video, we see Jorja in a two-piece Dior bikini killing us with a glare in white contacts. "Brand new," she captioned the post.
"Jorja wanted to create a film that embodied the spirit of Summer — pure wild fun,” director Amber Grace Johnson said of the video.
“We wanted to invite the world in, to experience a different side of Jorja. Free and full of light, and some ‘Hot Girl Summer’ energy.’ While writing in my AC-filled apartment in Brooklyn, I thought about how there’s nothing quite like summers in the city. You’re caught between concrete high rises, sweating from heat delirium, with our makeshift fire hydrant beaches. Yet despite it all, there’s a contagious air that floods the city, and your imagination becomes infinite.”
|Tue, August 20, 2019 at 9:44 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
On the cover of Lil Baby's 2017 Gangsta Grillz mixtape, Harder Than Hard, he is seen rocking two chains: one that says "4PF" and another that says "BABY". 4PF is the name of Lil Baby's clique in Zone 4, Atlanta. It stands for "4 Pockets Full", as in one's two front pockets AND two back pockets are filled with money. While the chains on this cover art are icy, they are only mildly so. In the two years since that project's release, Lil Baby has enjoyed enough success to upgrade the chains.
Lil Baby sought out Houston jeweler, Iceman Nick, to do exactly that. Iceman Nick has most recently iced out Megan Thee Stallion's neck with a $300,000 "Stalli" chain. Over the weekend, Lil Baby stopped by Nick's store to acquire a new 4PF custom pendant. The piece consists of 15 carats of baguette diamonds and 10 carats of beautiful round diamonds encrusted in both white and rose gold. The pendant alone totals 25 carats of all VS1 diamonds. Lil Baby dropped a whopping $70,000.
In a video posted on Iceman Nick's Instagram page, Lil Baby is seen trying on his new baby, appearing to wobble a bit while readjusting to this additional weight. He also puts on a "BABY" chain that is significantly larger than his previous one. Unfortunately, we do not have the specs for you on this piece, but you can imagine it cost a lot too. The video also captures the satisfied customer leaving the store while munching on some Flamin' Hot Cheetos, probably in an attempt to elevate his body temperature since he is now covered in so much ice.
Get a more detailed look at the glistening diamonds below.
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