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|Fri, September 3, 2021 at 6:34 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lil Durk continues racking up his 2021 wins, much like his New York music mogul counterpart JAY-Z.
Now Lil Durk has another shining accolade to stash in his Hip Hop hall of achievements after officially earning the title of most dominant Billboard charting artist.
For context, with a staggering 35 entries currently thriving throughout the list, Lil Durk has the most songs on the Hot 100 Chart of any other artist this year.
The shine matches the grind, so to speak, though.
Ever since he crowned himself the "Chicago JAY-Z" back in February, Lil Durk has gone on to back up the claim tenfold in 2021, which is shaping up to be a banner year for the OTF rap patriarch.
After The Voice earned an impressive debut on the Billboard 200 Chart at No. 3 in January, Durkioo went on to grab a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for the album in March.
Lil Durk and Lil Baby also found success with their fan-favorite The Voices Of The Heroes collab album, which locked down the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in June, further fueling Durkioo's impeccable summer chart run with 16 concurrent tracks from the album hitting the Billboard Hot 100 also.
And as a true boss does, Lil Durk is sharing his blessings with his team with grand gestures of gratitude and appreciation.
Late last month, Durkio gifted Doodie Lo with $200,000 in cash as well as a pair of diamond earrings during the OTF rapper album release party for his Big Doodie Lo album.
|Mon, July 12, 2021 at 12:38 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Earlier in July, Quavo made the bold declaration that the Migos' "Straightenin" is the song of the summer. Huncho's claim received some validation on Saturday (July 10) when former president Barack Obama revealed his official 2021 Summer Playlist and the Culture III standout made the cut.
"With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there's a lot to celebrate this summer," Obama wrote. "Here's a playlist of songs I've been listening to lately-it's a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between."
Quavo hopped on TheShadeRoom's comments to brag about his latest achievement and how his prediction came to fruition.
"Told y'all Straightenin song of the summer Obama said it," he commented.
As far as Hip Hop goes, in addition to the Migos, Barack Obama's playlist includes JAY-Z's "Allure," J. Cole's "Neighbors" as well as Drake and Lil Baby's "Want
Cardi B joked that she could hear Obama using "Straightenin" in daily conversation.
"I can really imagine Barack taking important calls like 'ain't nothin but alil bit of straightenin' congrats boys @migos," she wrote.
"Straightenin" is currently slotted at No. 61 on this week's Billboard Hot 100. Culture III debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 earning roughly 130,500 total album-equivalent units in its first week, made up of 106,000 SEA units, 22,500 album sales and 2,000 TEA units.
|Mon, July 12, 2021 at 12:31 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
HAWTHORNE, CA - Another rapper has reportedly been murdered in what has evolved into a consistent and disturbing trend over the past year.
According to KCAL 9 News, a 21-year-old man, who has been identified as rapper Indian Red Boy (real name Zerail Dijon Rivera), was shot multiple time while he was sitting in his vehicle at the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue in Hawthorne on Thursday afternoon (July 8).
The Los Angeles Police Department said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. In a graphic video making the rounds online, Indian Red Boy is talking to a friend of his on Instagram Live when a barrage of bullets ring out. Blood begins pouring from his nose as he struggles to say, "Get help."
His friend shouts, "Where you at?" to which Indian Red Boy replies, "Hawthorne." He then appears to slip away.
Lieutenant Ti Goetz of the Hawthorne Police Department explained to the press, "It appears to have been a walk-up shooting and he appears to have been targeted ... he appears to be a gang member."
Chatter online also suggests Indian Red Boy was a member of the Bloods gang and killed for dissing a mural erected in the late Nipsey Hussle's name. Nipsey, of course, repped the Rolling 60's Crips.
In a YouTube video posted in May, the Nipsey mural is defaced with red paint that reads in part, "Victory Lap HBD." Someone in the clips says it was "the second time in one week" the mural had been destroyed.
Nipsey Hussle was murdered outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Central Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Suspected killer Eric Holder was arrested three days after the slaying and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Holder appeared in court earlier this month with a new attorney who claimed he suffered from significant mental health issues and had just lost his mother when the shooting occurred.
Police are still looking for the suspects in Indian Red Boy's murder. The man who captured the Instagram Live video paid tribute to his fallen friend on Saturday (July 10).
Indian Red Boy's killing marks at least the 10th rapper to be fatally shot this year. Hot Boy Ju, OG YD, DThang and Chucky Trill are among those who have lost their lives in 2021 to gun violence.
HipHopDX sends our condolences to the Rivera family.
|Tue, April 27, 2021 at 1:35 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Eminem popped up for a rare appearance on the Clubhouse app over the weekend in support of his latest endeavor ShadyCon. Alongside longtime manager Paul Rosenberg and DJ Whoo Kid, Eminem wound up talking about his vast collection of memorabilia.
"I've been collecting since I was a kid, everything from comic books to baseball cards to toys, as well as every rap album on cassette I could get my hands on," Em shared in a statement prior to the Clubhouse event. "Not much has changed for me as an adult."
Once in the Clubhouse room, Eminem was asked to expound on the topic and he happily obliged, but one particular piece of memorabilia stood out - a unopened cassette tape of Nas' classic debut Illmatic, which Eminem said he bought for around $500 or $600.
"I think it's backstock from what records stores had in the back storage," he explained. "The tapes that never sold and they just kept them. That's the only thing I can think of. Cause nobody's going to have a fucking Illmatic tape and not open it."
Along with NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway, Eminem officially stepped into the non-fungible token (NFT) game with ShadyCon on Sunday (April 25), just a few weeks after Saturday Night Live used his song "Without Me" to try to explain what exactly they are.
For Eminem's particular event, some of his original instrumental beats were up for grabs as well as Eminem comics and action figures. The virtual figurines include three different personas of the multi-platinum MC: Eminem, Marshall Mathers and Slim Shady.
"I've attempted to re-create some of those collections from that time in my life and I know I'm not alone," he said. "I wanted to give this drop the same vibe of, 'Oh, man I gotta get just that one or maybe even the whole set!' It's been a lot of fun coming up with ideas from my own collecting passion."
As explained on Eminem's website, ShadyCon was "born from the convergence of blockchain technology, creative enthusiasm, and pandemic doldrums, this drop was inspired by Eminem's passion as a vintage toy, comic book and trading card collector that traces back to his childhood days as just 'plain old Marshall.'
"Make no mistake, this is a digital festival...but it's modeled after the traditional 'Con' gatherings where fans come together and trade their wares. You may not be able to get together with thousands of Stans in a poorly ventilated convention center somewhere on the outskirts of 8 Mile Rd., but this weekend you can rub elbows with each other on Nifty Gateway and own a piece of the collectible, non-fungible action!"