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At just 21-years-old, he had accomplished so much in his short career. Chart-topping singles, sold-out tours, and a collaborative project with Future, an artist that influenced him in more ways than one. Juice WRLD previously spoke on how he creditted Future for introducing him for lean. "That&rsquo;s the first thing I told [Future],"&nbsp;Juice said in a 2018 interview with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vulture.com/2018/10/juice-wrld-interview-drake-future-kanye.html" target="_blank">Vulture</a>. "He just was like, 'Wow.'&nbsp;He kind of apologized." Future discussed the death of Juice WRLD in his cover story for XXL. Of course, Juice was an incredibly young artist that had gained fans in veteran circles, including artists like Future and Young Thug, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/future-calls-juice-wrld-one-of-the-greats-after-his-shocking-death-news.97823.html" target="_blank">who had not only influenced him but embraced him, as well</a>. "It was heartbreaking about Juice. Still to this day, I&rsquo;m heartbroke. Rest in peace to Juice Wrld. He&rsquo;s a great artist. He had so much more to do," Future said.&nbsp; Future's previously faced criticism for incessant references to substances in his music,&nbsp;predominantly pharmaceuticals like lean or Percocet. When asked whether he felt any sort of way about influencing Juice WRLD to dabble into lean, he explained that he did but he noted he was far from the first to do so. "Yeah, but it was so many people that came before me that talked about drugs from rock &rsquo;n&rsquo; roll stars to pop stars to people aware of other artists going to rehabs and aware of other artists&rsquo; overdose and there is so many other people that was a part of this world way before me," he said. "It&rsquo;s just like, I probably shedded more light on it and brought more attention to it from my cadence or my charisma and the way people reacted to it, but everything I said was already talked about before me." However, he made it clear that he never had the intention of influencing anyone, including Juice WRLD, to ever use drugs themselves. Though he admitted it's a touchy subject to speak on, he made it clear that he was simply trying to be himself when he entered the rap game. "Me having an influence on that, I just feel like...that is not my intentions. My intention was just to be me. I&rsquo;m just being me and what you get from it is what you get from it, but at the same time, I wouldn&rsquo;t want no one to go through anything to harm theyself or to bring death to theyself and Juice Wrld is a touchy situation. I&rsquo;m heartbroken by the whole thing. My heart goes out to his family, his mom." Elsewhere in the interview, he addressed rumors of&nbsp;WATTA2...&nbsp;kinda.&nbsp;"Yeah, so we always gonna make music," he revealed "How we put the music out&mdash;we strategically got to come out with different ways and new ways to be able to put the music out and connect with the fans in a different way, but also still feed the fans and always respect our duo." Though a collab project with Drake might not be coming into fruition anytime soon, it does appear to that their recent top 10 charting single, "Life Is Good" is also the title of Future's next project. Keep your eyes peeled for a release date. <a href="https://www.xxlmag.com/news/2020/04/future-interview-life-is-good-album/" target="_blank">[Via]</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/future-opens-up-about-juice-wrlds-death-news.108069.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/future-opens-up-about-juice-wrlds-death-news.108069.html</a>159936article, Future Opens Up About Juice WRLD's Deathbvc/175/37835-its-boombap.jpgJa Morant Responds To Lil Wayne's Shoutouthttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ja-morant-responds-lil-waynes-shoutout/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ja-morant-responds-lil-waynes-shoutout/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ja-morant-responds-lil-waynes-shoutout/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 16:47 GMT Ja Morant was killing it in his first year in the NBA, prior to the suspension of the season due to the Coronavirus. If and when the league resumes, Morant's Memphis Grizzlies will be in a playoff spot which is something no one would have predicted at the beginning of the season. With that being said, Morant has been impressing a lot of people, including some of the most well-established artists in the entire world. On a recent episode of the "All The Smoke" podcast,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-wayne-reveals-his-favorite-players-in-todays-nba-news.108063.html" target="_blank">Lil Wayne praised Morant for being one of the best young players in the entire league.</a> Morant was made aware of this praise and took to Twitter with one word: "Love." Clearly, Morant was surprised by the shoutout although he was incredibly happy to receive it, nonetheless.&nbsp; Morant was also making a great case for himself to win rookie of the year honors. If the league does, in fact, resume, Morant will surely be a lock for the award. While one could make the case for Zion Williamson, the Pelicans star only played less than half the season, while Morant would have played a full campaign. This fact alone should go a long way in deciding who gets the ROTY honor. Regardless, it's clear that Morant is already having a huge impact on the sport. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ja-morant-responds-to-lil-waynes-shoutout-news.108068.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ja-morant-responds-to-lil-waynes-shoutout-news.108068.html</a>159930article, Ja Morant Responds To Lil Wayne's Shoutoutbvc/175/37835-its-boombap.jpgThe Supermoon Shall Rise Tonighthttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-supermoon-shall-rise-tonight/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-supermoon-shall-rise-tonight/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-supermoon-shall-rise-tonight/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 16:25 GMT If the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent state of global quarantine have taught us anything, it's that sometimes we must find joys in life's little pleasure. Despite things seemingly going to hell in a handbasket on a ground level, lest we forget that the vast expanses of space above us have remained untouched by the eternal pain-in-the-ass that is COVID-19. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images&nbsp;As such, it has been a place of respite for stargazers and dreamers alike, especially considering that tonight is set to be the biggest supermoon of 2020 --&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nba-youngboy-shares-video-of-kodak-black-exposing-himself-news.108028.html" target="_blank">provided Kodak Black doesn't attempt to break that record</a>. For those unaware, a supermoon occurs when the moon's orbit cycle brings it within "close" proximity to the Earth, relatively speaking. As such, the supermoon will appear to be both bigger and brighter than usual, making it an exciting visual for those of us interested in the greater mysteries of the universe. Should you be interested in sneaking a peek at the supermoon, you can catch that by braving the great outdoors (while making sure to respect proper social distancing guidelines) at approximately&nbsp;10:35 pm EST. Apparently, the supermoon will be at peak visibility until about midnight, so set your timers accordingly. Sometimes it bodes well to remember that there are bigger things than us out there in the world, and a little bit of perspective can sometimes be the best remedy.&nbsp; [<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/world/april-supermoon-pink-moon-scn-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-supermoon-shall-rise-tonight-news.108067.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-supermoon-shall-rise-tonight-news.108067.html</a>159931article, The Supermoon Shall Rise Tonightblogs/4-2020/159931-the-supermoon-shall-s.jpgNike To Combat Coronavirus By Manufacturing Medical Equipmenthttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nike-combat-coronavirus-by-manufacturing-medical-equipmen/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nike-combat-coronavirus-by-manufacturing-medical-equipmen/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nike-combat-coronavirus-by-manufacturing-medical-equipmen/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 16:09 GMT Just a few months ago, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ynw-melly-claims-hes-dying-of-coronavirus-in-prison-news.107957.html" target="_blank">the Coronavirus was something that no American was worried about</a>. It was simply a phenomenon that was happening abroad. Of course, things have drastically changed all around the world as most countries are under lockdown. People are being told to stay indoors so they don't get infected or infect other people. Over a million people have tested positive for the virus and thousands have died. With that being said, healthcare workers are desperate for protective equipment that can help prevent being infected by patients.&nbsp; Nike is now joining the fight to help healthcare workers as they are manufacturing face shields and respirator lenses. These items are being made using materials that Nike would have used to make apparel and sneakers. According to&nbsp;Miko Enomoto, M.D., an associate professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Oregon Health &amp; Science University, these items will go a long way to help all of the healthcare workers out there. Image via Nike&ldquo;Without proper facial protection, healthcare workers are at a higher risk of contracting the virus, which could place substantial strain on the healthcare workforce in the months ahead,&rdquo; Enomoto said.&nbsp;&ldquo;The full-face shields help protect healthcare workers&rsquo; faces and also help to prolong the length we can safely use a surgical or N95 mask.&nbsp;Nike&rsquo;s generous response to the COVID-19 crisis helps to instill an added layer of confidence and support for healthcare workers, that we can safely carry out the jobs we were born to do.&rdquo; This is Nike's latest effort in combatting COVID-19. Recently,<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nike-battles-coronavirus-with-massive-donation-news.106683.html" target="_blank"> they announced their highest-ranking officials would be donating $15 million</a> to relief efforts. Clearly, Nike is taking this seriously. [<a href="https://solecollector.com/news/2020/04/nike-manufacturing-equipment-for-healthcare-workers-treating-coronavirus?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=solecollectorsocialtw" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nike-to-combat-coronavirus-by-manufacturing-medical-equipment-news.108065.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nike-to-combat-coronavirus-by-manufacturing-medical-equipment-news.108065.html</a>159919article, Nike To Combat Coronavirus By Manufacturing Medical Equipmentblogs/4-2020/159919-nike-combat-coronav-s.jpgSmoke DZA & 183rd Unite With "Ringside 8"https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-smoke-dza-183rd-unite-with-ringside-8/features/blogs/itstheboombap-smoke-dza-183rd-unite-with-ringside-8/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-smoke-dza-183rd-unite-with-ringside-8/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 16:02 GMT There are many hip-hop heads who love the WWE but perhaps none of them love the sport of wrestling as much as Smoke DZA. Sure, there are plenty of rappers who've expressed their enthusiasm about wrestling. However, Smoke DZA has an entire mixtape series dedicated to those who enjoy wrestling just as much as he does. The&nbsp;Ringside series is now a staple in his discography and today, he unleashed the eighth installment. Strapped up with a quick five tracks, the rapper takes on some sample-based production handled entirely by 183rd to flex his vernacular with sprinkles of WWE references to kick off the project. Oh, and he gets Peter Rosenberg to kick things off with a short intro at the beginning. Peep the project below.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/smoke-dza-and-183rd-unite-with-ringside-8-new-mixtape.120242.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/smoke-dza-and-183rd-unite-with-ringside-8-new-mixtape.120242.html</a>159920mixtape, Smoke DZA & 183rd Unite With "Ringside 8"bvc/175/37835-its-boombap.jpgSony Unveils PlayStation 5 Controllerhttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-sony-unveils-playstation-5-controller/features/blogs/itstheboombap-sony-unveils-playstation-5-controller/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-sony-unveils-playstation-5-controller/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 15:53 GMT It's finally on the way! It's almost time for Sony and Microsoft to release the latest generations of their video gaming consoles. While the exact release details are jumbled because of the current state of the world, Sony is <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/playstation-5-full-specs-have-been-revealed-news.106682.html" target="_blank">moving forward with their heads held high</a>, introducing some huge news about the upcoming PlayStation 5 today. The official controller has finally been unveiled by Sony and, oh boy, it's looking pretty sleek. The new design is primarily white with black on the underside. The L2 and R2 buttons are black while the shape of the controller has changed a lot. The gamepad design is now free of color, going all-white. Much like the PlayStation 4, the new DualShock will also be wireless. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty ImagesNow that this announcement is out of the way, it's up to Microsoft to make the next move. This isn't exactly checkmate, but the reveal certainly has gamers excited about further news regarding the PlayStation 5.&nbsp; The new console was originally believed to be aiming for a release in time for the 2020 Holiday Season. However, with everything that's going on right now, that much is unclear. Are you a fan of the new DualShock design or do you prefer the look of the PS4 controller? via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/sony-unveils-playstation-5-controller-news.108066.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/sony-unveils-playstation-5-controller-news.108066.html</a>159921article, Sony Unveils PlayStation 5 Controllerblogs/4-2020/159921-sony-unveils-playst-s.jpgXO's 88GLAM Break Silence On New Music Amid Break Up Rumorshttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-xos-88glam-break-silence-new-music-amid-break-up-rumors/features/blogs/itstheboombap-xos-88glam-break-silence-new-music-amid-break-up-rumors/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-xos-88glam-break-silence-new-music-amid-break-up-rumors/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 15:43 GMT The rise of Toronto's 88GLAM only strengthened the XO roster but fans became widely concerned over the status of the group in 2020. A subreddit dedicated to 88GLAM <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/did-88glam-get-dropped-from-xo-records-news.107951.html" target="_blank">recently speculated that they've split up</a>. In addition to rumors that there's an internal conflict between Derek Wise and 88Camino, the internet was immediately fueled with rumors that they had been dropped by both XO and Republic Records. Of course, all of these problems combined would mean that we wouldn't receive their follow-up to 88GLAM 2.&nbsp;With an April 17th release date previously set, we've finally received some sort of response surrounding the status of their next project.&nbsp; Via HNHHCoronavirus has officially impeded the release of&nbsp;Close To Heaven Far From God. The group relayed the message via Instagram earlier today, stating that they wouldn't be able to properly roll out the project. "We hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this horrific, unprecedented time. Due to recent global events and all touring/festival cancellations, we have decided to delay our album release," the message reads. "We wanted to release it during a time that would not compromise our roll out strategy. Cant wait to see all of our fans and go offfff to the new music." Some people took this as a good sign while others appeared to further question the status of the duo. However, it should be noted that there has been a screenshot of an alleged conversation with 88GLAM's day-to-day manager Melody who confirmed that things are all good between them and that they are steadily cooking up.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/xos-88glam-break-silence-on-new-music-amid-break-up-rumors-news.108062.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/xos-88glam-break-silence-on-new-music-amid-break-up-rumors-news.108062.html</a>159922article, XO's 88GLAM Break Silence On New Music Amid Break Up Rumorsblogs/4-2020/159922-xos-88glam-break-si-s.jpgNBA Youngboy's Mom Sends Heavy Shotshttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nba-youngboys-mom-sends-heavy-shots/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nba-youngboys-mom-sends-heavy-shots/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nba-youngboys-mom-sends-heavy-shots/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 15:39 GMT Youngboy Never Broke Again always has some dramatic stuff happening in his life. Whether he's clashing with one of his many baby mamas or <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nba-youngboy-declares-himself-winner-of-kodak-black-beef-news.108015.html" target="_blank">hurling threats at Kodak Black</a>, the 20-year-old Baton Rouge native is pretty entertaining to keep track of. Without a filter, you can expect anything to come out of NBA Youngboy's mouth next. Nothing is off-limits. During his rant directly following his girlfriend Yaya Mayweather's arrest this weekend, the rapper&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/floyd-mayweather-ignores-daughters-arrest-and-nba-youngboy-insults-news.107985.html" target="_blank">called</a> her dad, championship boxer Floyd Mayweather, a "bitch ass n***a."&nbsp; Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesIt turns out that he's not the only person in his family that has a temper. During a live-stream on Instagram, the star's mother chimed in about all the hate her son has been getting. "Don't talk about my child because, guess what, that's a grown-ass man over there," said Youngboy's mother on video. "And I promise you I don't want my child&nbsp;running behind nobody,&nbsp;going to look for nobody, or none of that. I don't want my child doing none of that. But I'm telling this to any motherfucking body. If you go at him and if you go to him, he better let every motherfucking bullet out." If you ever wondered where Youngboy Never Broke Again got his aggression from, this might be it. Like mother, like son.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nba-youngboys-mom-sends-heavy-shots-news.108064.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nba-youngboys-mom-sends-heavy-shots-news.108064.html</a>159923article, NBA Youngboy's Mom Sends Heavy Shotsblogs/4-2020/159923-nba-youngboys-mom-s-s.jpgAir Jordan 13 "Flint" Coming In Full Family Sizing: Detailshttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-13-flint-coming-full-family-sizing-details/features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-13-flint-coming-full-family-sizing-details/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-13-flint-coming-full-family-sizing-details/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 15:08 GMT One of the most underrated Air Jordan silhouettes of all time is the 13. It released all the way back in 1998 and one of the OG colorways that defined the shoe is the "Flint." This model has a white base with blue overlays on the sides. These overlays had 3M material baked in which allowed for some interesting aesthetics depending on the lighting conditions. The shoe has been retroed in the past but not with all of the OG details such as the aforementioned 3M. In 2020, Jordan Brand is looking to change that&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-13-flint-coming-soon-finer-details-revealed-news.106383.html" target="_blank">as they are releasing the "Flint" 13 in all of its OG glory.</a> We have posted numerous teasers and release dates over the last little while although now, we have some new information courtesy of @zsneakerheadz. According to the Instagram sneaker account, the shoe will be dropping in sizes for the whole family, including adult, grade school, preschool, and toddler. They will each cost $190, $140, $80, and $60 USD, respectively. If you're a fan of this shoe, you will now be able to lace up the whole family. These are supposed to drop on May 30th although this could be delayed depending on the Coronavirus situation. Stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring them to you. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-13-flint-coming-in-full-family-sizing-details-news.108059.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-13-flint-coming-in-full-family-sizing-details-news.108059.html</a>159913article, Air Jordan 13 "Flint" Coming In Full Family Sizing: Detailsbvc/175/37835-its-boombap.jpgTory Lanez Apologizes For Calling Himself Best Rapper Alivehttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tory-lanez-apologizes-calling-himself-best-rapper-alive/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tory-lanez-apologizes-calling-himself-best-rapper-alive/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tory-lanez-apologizes-calling-himself-best-rapper-alive/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 14:57 GMT At the top of last year, Tory Lanez got people thinking after he&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tory-lanez-shades-j-cole-and-pusha-t-declares-himself-best-rapper-alive-news.70213.html" target="_blank">referred to himself as the best rapper alive</a> on Twitter. As it pertains to that topic, the Toronto native isn't usually involved in the conversation of the all-time greats. Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and others&nbsp;generally place higher than Tory Lanez on that list. That's no knock on Tory either. The man is insanely talented. He is definitely one of the best rappers alive but, to refer to himself as the best was a head-scratcher. Despite the tweet being sent out over a year ago, the recording artist issued an apology (or did he?) earlier today. In post-and-delete fashion, Tory Lanez apologized for previously calling himself the greatest rapper alive. So, technically, does the apology count? "Lol yo I'm sorry for the time I said 'Im the best rapper alive' .. even if I feel that way about myself. It's a dumbass statement," said Tory on Twitter. And even though I'm always ready to stand behind my talent, it made me look like a dick head. And I'm truly not that. So yeah. My bad lmao." The post has since been deleted. In other Tory Lanez-related news, the star is currently live on his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tory-lanezs-quarantine-radio-returns-with-a-vengeance-news.108052.html" target="_blank">ultra-popular Quarantine Radio</a> series. He is sure to preview some new music from his upcoming project The New Toronto 3, which releases this week. <a href="https://www.complex.com/music/2020/04/tory-lanez-tweets-and-deletes-apology-he-was-the-best-rapper-alive" target="_blank">[via]</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tory-lanez-apologizes-for-calling-himself-best-rapper-alive-news.108058.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tory-lanez-apologizes-for-calling-himself-best-rapper-alive-news.108058.html</a>159914article, Tory Lanez Apologizes For Calling Himself Best Rapper Aliveblogs/4-2020/159914-tory-lanez-apologiz-s.jpgFuture Reveals "Life Is Good" As New Album Titlehttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-future-reveals-life-is-good-as-new-album-title/features/blogs/itstheboombap-future-reveals-life-is-good-as-new-album-title/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-future-reveals-life-is-good-as-new-album-title/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 14:54 GMT Last year, Future made a solid impression with&nbsp;The WIZRD,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/future-the-wizrd-review-news.70290.html" target="_blank">one of the strongest albums</a>&nbsp;we've seen from him in a minute. Yet since its release, it would appear that the Atlanta rapper has managed to find love, filling his dark soul with light and a new lease on life to boot. As such, Future has opted to let art imitate life, revealing to XXL that his upcoming eighth studio album would be titled&nbsp;Life Is Good.&nbsp;&nbsp; Roy Rochlin/2018 Getty ImagesWith XXL's Spring 2020 Future-centric issue hitting stores today, not that anybody is able to go buy a physical copy right now, it stands to reason that we're looking at an imminent release -- barring any coronavirus-related delays, of course. And while the bulk of the details lie within the magazine itself, the write-up does signify that Future has been feeling a notable sense of inner peace, which might signal a thematic direction for the upcoming project. Given that many have come to <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/do-the-people-want-future-to-be-happy-news.82303.html" target="_blank">appreciate the tragic figure that is&nbsp;</a><a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/do-the-people-want-future-to-be-happy-news.82303.html" target="_blank">Sad Future,</a>&nbsp;it's unclear as to how the game might willingly receive a&nbsp;Happy&nbsp;variant. Especially after both&nbsp;The WIZRD&nbsp;and&nbsp;Save Me&nbsp;seemed to point to a man deep in the throes of personal darkness. Still, the Drake-assisted "Life Is Good" has already set an interesting tone, proof that Future can celebrate his accomplishments without sacrificing his signature sonic qualities. Are you excited to see a new album from Future? [<a href="https://www.xxlmag.com/news/2020/04/future-cover-xxl-magazine-spring-2020-issue/" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/future-reveals-life-is-good-as-new-album-title-news.108056.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/future-reveals-life-is-good-as-new-album-title-news.108056.html</a>159915article, Future Reveals "Life Is Good" As New Album Titleblogs/4-2020/159915-future-reveals-life-s.jpgKevin Garnett Puts Timberwolves Owner On Blast For Being A "Snake"https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-garnett-puts-timberwolves-owner-blast-being-s/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-garnett-puts-timberwolves-owner-blast-being-s/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-garnett-puts-timberwolves-owner-blast-being-s/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 14:38 GMT Kevin Garnett is a legend of basketball and his contributions to the game will forever be immortalized in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Garnett is being put in the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kobe-bryant-to-be-inducted-into-hall-of-fame-alongside-two-rivals-news.107809.html" target="_blank">Hall alongside other legends like Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan</a>. While Garnett won a championship with the Boston Celtics, he started out his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has had a topsy turvy relationship with the organization, particularly owner, Glen Taylor. In a recent interview with The Athletic, Garnett spoke about how Taylor went against the wishes of himself and the late Flip Saunders. Garnett is extremely upset with Taylor and says he doesn't want his jersey retired in the city because he doesn't want to work with snakes. Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts &amp; Sciences"Glen and I had an understanding before Flip died, and when Flip died, that understanding went with Flip. For that, I won&rsquo;t forgive Glen. I won&rsquo;t forgive him for that. I thought he was a straight up person, straight up business man, and when Flip died, everything went with him," Garnett said. "Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota in my heart. But I don&rsquo;t do business with snakes. I don&rsquo;t do business with snake mu&rsquo;fuckas. I try not to do business with openly snakes or people who are snake-like." If you're a Timberwolves fan, these comments have to sting although they are understandable when you consider Garnett's relationship with Saunders. Hopefully, these wounds can be mended sooner rather than later. [<a href="https://theathletic.com/1729284/2020/04/07/perfect-way-to-end-a-dope-story-one-on-one-with-kevin-garnett-after-hall-call/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-garnett-puts-timberwolves-owner-on-blast-for-being-a-snake-news.108054.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-garnett-puts-timberwolves-owner-on-blast-for-being-a-snake-news.108054.html</a>159916article, Kevin Garnett Puts Timberwolves Owner On Blast For Being A "Snake"blogs/4-2020/159916-kevin-garnett-puts-s.jpgFrench Montana Reacts To Nearly Going Diamondhttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-french-montana-reacts-nearly-going-diamond/features/blogs/itstheboombap-french-montana-reacts-nearly-going-diamond/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-french-montana-reacts-nearly-going-diamond/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 14:37 GMT French Montana seriously delivered a goldmine three years ago when he released&nbsp;one of the&nbsp;defining songs of the year, "Unforgettable" with Swae Lee. The track cemented Swae Lee as a veritable solo artist, and it also gave French Montana that one mainstream hit that he was missing. Until the end of his days, the Bronx native will be getting hefty cash payments from the song. On the three-year anniversary of its release, French Montana is looking back at how much it has changed lives across the globe. He posted a touching message on Instagram. Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images"JUST IN TODAY - 8 MILLION RECORDS SOLD ! ALMOST DIAMOND," wrote the 35-year-old rapper. "NOTHING MADE ME HAPPIER THAN SEEING THESE KIDS&rsquo; FACES AFTER I GOT THEM THE 12 VISAS TO COME TO THE LAND WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE, I KNOW THAT FEELING," he added, referring to the children he filmed the video with in Uganda.&nbsp; "IT WAS MORE THAN A SONG IT WAS A LIFE CHANGING EVENT THAT HELPED MILLIONS, THANK YOU TO ALL THE FANS BECAUSE ON THIS DAY 3 YEARS AGO IT CAME OUT AND MY BROTHER @swaelee THE YOUNG GOAT AKA BLANKET JACKSON," he wrote. That final statement speaks volumes about the talent of Swae Lee. French clearly believes that he is a spawn of the great Michael Jackson. Do you think the Rae Sremmurd member will continue levelling up to prove that to the rest of the world? View this post on Instagram<a href="https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-sLBz_JWDj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">JUST IN TODAY - 8 MILLION RECORDS ????????????????SOLD ! ALMOST DIAMOND ! NOTHING MADE ME HAPPIER THAN SEEING THESE KIDS&rsquo; FACES AFTER I GOT THEM THE 12 VISAS TO COME TO THE LAND WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE, I KNOW THAT FEELING ??, AND BUILT A HOSPITAL FOR 56 VILLAGES, HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYBODY!! IT WAS MORE THAN A SONG IT WAS A LIFE CHANGING EVENT THAT HELPED MILLIONS, THANK YOU TO ALL THE FANS BECAUSE ON THIS DAY 3 YEARS AGO IT CAME OUT AND MY BROTHER @swaelee THE YOUNG GOAT AKA BLANKET JACKSON</a> A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/frenchmontana/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> French Montana</a> (@frenchmontana) on Apr 7, 2020 at 11:56am PDT via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/french-montana-reacts-to-nearly-going-diamond-news.108055.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/french-montana-reacts-to-nearly-going-diamond-news.108055.html</a>159917article, French Montana Reacts To Nearly Going Diamondblogs/4-2020/159917-french-montana-reac-s.jpgLil Wayne Officially Gives Kobe Bryant The GOAT Crownhttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lil-wayne-officially-gives-kobe-bryant-goat-crown/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lil-wayne-officially-gives-kobe-bryant-goat-crown/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lil-wayne-officially-gives-kobe-bryant-goat-crown/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 14:12 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/report-kobe-bryant-dies-in-helicopter-crash-news.101997.html" target="_blank">Kobe Bryant's death still comes as a shock</a>&nbsp;to many people throughout the sports world. The Los Angeles Lakers legend won five NBA titles throughout his career and was seen as someone who was immortal. Even two months after his passing, fans are still trying to wonder why such a tragedy would happen. Bryant had numerous adoring fans, including many in the music industry. <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-wayne-pays-homage-to-kobe-bryant-forever-love-news.102025.html" target="_blank">One of those fans was none other than Lil Wayne</a>. Wayne was on the latest episode of the "All The Smoke" podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes. During the episode, the former NBA stars asked Wayne to speak on Kobe and how he felt about him. As Wayne explains, he believes Bryant is a true GOAT and that he got to see with his own eyes just how great Kobe is. For Wayne, Kobe surpasses Jordan because he never truly experience MJ up close. "I met Kobe when he was playing and&nbsp;I got to see the way he took everything super seriously," Wayne said. "He's going to shake your hand harder than you&nbsp;will ever shake his hand." Wayne also recounted the time they sat down to talk and Kobe knew all of the lyrics to one of his verses. It was then that Wayne knew Kobe was a different type of competitor and that he was one of the most impressive people he had ever met. As Wayne states, Kobe was one of the most competitive players ever and as a competitive MC, Wayne appreciated what Kobe brought to the table. Both men are legends in their own fields and it's cool to see the mutual respect they had for one another. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-wayne-officially-gives-kobe-bryant-the-goat-crown-news.108051.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-wayne-officially-gives-kobe-bryant-the-goat-crown-news.108051.html</a>159907article, Lil Wayne Officially Gives Kobe Bryant The GOAT Crownbvc/175/37835-its-boombap.jpgMaster P Launches Program To Help Elderly Combat COVID-19 In NOLAhttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-master-p-launches-program-help-elderly-combat-covid19/features/blogs/itstheboombap-master-p-launches-program-help-elderly-combat-covid19/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-master-p-launches-program-help-elderly-combat-covid19/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 14:11 GMT Master P is a man of the community and in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, he's putting his efforts towards making sure the most vulnerable group in New Orleans is protected.&nbsp;By now, health officials have made it abundantly clear that the elderly are the most at-risk of dying from Coronavirus. Speaking to TMZ, the No Limit CEO announced that he's offering services to the elderly in New Orleans to make sure they're staying Coronavirus-free. Master P revealed that he's offering the elderly free deep cleaning for their home as well as free hand sanitizer. Paul Archuleta/Getty ImagesIn addition to the disinfecting homes and handing out hand sanitizers, which have become a hot commodity these days, Master P revealed that his foundation Team Hope NOLA have made several cash donations and have been using resources to supply the elderly with groceries. The hand sanitizers have also been packaged with grocery deliveries. In order to get the hand sanitizers and free disinfectants, anyone in the New Orleans area that's above the age of 60 can go onto TeamHopeNOLA.org or mastercleanlife.com and sign up for Master P's new service. "My thing is a lot of people forget about the elderly and a lot of the elderly are the ones gettin' hit hard," he said. Check out the clip below. <a href="https://www.tmz.com/2020/04/07/master-p-coronavirus-new-orleans-elderly-seniors-free-hand-sanitizer-groceries-team-hope-nola/" target="_blank">[Via]</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/master-p-launches-program-to-help-elderly-combat-covid-19-in-nola-news.108050.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/master-p-launches-program-to-help-elderly-combat-covid-19-in-nola-news.108050.html</a>159908article, Master P Launches Program To Help Elderly Combat COVID-19 In NOLAblogs/4-2020/159908-master-p-launches-p-s.jpgAir Jordan 1 High Zoom "Court Purple" Revealed: First Lookhttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-1-high-zoom-court-purple-revealed-first-look/features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-1-high-zoom-court-purple-revealed-first-look/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-1-high-zoom-court-purple-revealed-first-look/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 13:52 GMT One of the best sneakers of all time is the Air Jordan 1 and over the years, Jumpman has looked at ways to improve upon the silhouette. Over the last few months, one of their efforts has <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-high-zoom-releasing-in-smooth-racer-blue-design-news.104390.html" target="_blank">been to put Zoom Air in the midsole as opposed to the standard Air unit</a>. There have been a couple of colorways that use this technology but as the summer months approach, Jordan Brand is determined to come through with even more offerings for the masses.&nbsp; The latest colorway to be unveiled is this "Court Purple" offering which can be found, below. In fact, this shoe makes us think of the up and <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-5-alternate-grape-coming-soon-on-foot-photos-news.106737.html" target="_blank">coming Air Jordan 5 "Alternate Grape.</a>" We say this because of the purple overlays that adorn the upper. From there, we have a teal Nike swoosh that adds to the Grape aesthetic. The base of this sneaker is black, with the shade appearing on both the midsole and side panels. From there, we have a gradient outsole that starts out teal in the front and quickly progresses to purple in the back. You can expect these to drop in the late summer or early fall. Stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring them to you. Image via&nbsp;<a href="https://houseofheat.co/" target="_blank">HouseOfHeat</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-high-zoom-court-purple-revealed-first-look-news.108049.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-high-zoom-court-purple-revealed-first-look-news.108049.html</a>159909article, Air Jordan 1 High Zoom "Court Purple" Revealed: First Lookblogs/4-2020/159909-air-jordan-1-high-z-s.jpgJoyner Lucas Reflects On "ADHD" Billboard Saleshttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-joyner-lucas-reflects-adhd-billboard-sales/features/blogs/itstheboombap-joyner-lucas-reflects-adhd-billboard-sales/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-joyner-lucas-reflects-adhd-billboard-sales/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 13:50 GMT After undergoing what might have been the most extensive rollout in hip-hop history, Joyner Lucas has finally unleashed his full&nbsp;ADHD&nbsp;album upon the masses. And while its staggered two-year plus release may have ultimately hampered the final first-week numbers, Joyner's fans still came out in droves to support the rapper's official studio debut. So much so that Joyner tallied up <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/partynextdoor-and-joyner-lucas-first-week-sales-projections-news.107529.html" target="_blank">an impressive 30,000 units</a>, enough to propel him to the tenth spot on the Billboard 200 charts.&nbsp; Jerritt Clark/Getty Images"I don&rsquo;t focus on charts and reviews, however I appreciate all my fans all over the world!" he captions, reflecting on the success of his album. "I Made @itunes #1 rap album in the world and @billboard charts top #10 album in the world across all genres. Also noticed I was the only independent artist on the list. To all the indie artist that are constantly pushing through the struggle to one day make it, just know it&rsquo;s possible. As an artist and the co-founder of @tullyapp I plan on leading by example. #ADHD out now!" It's certainly a good look for Joyner, who has proven himself to be at once a creative visionary and a respectable commercial force to be reckoned with -- all things considered. And while he doesn't focus on reviews, perhaps he oughta consider checking out our own song-by-song breakdown of&nbsp;ADHD&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joyner-lucas-adhd-review-news.107643.html" target="_blank">right here</a>, should he find himself so inclined. Congratulations to Joyner Lucas. Keep fighting the good fight and leading by example.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joyner-lucas-reflects-on-adhd-billboard-sales-news.108048.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joyner-lucas-reflects-on-adhd-billboard-sales-news.108048.html</a>159910article, Joyner Lucas Reflects On "ADHD" Billboard Salesblogs/4-2020/159910-joyner-lucas-reflec-s.jpgDerek Fisher Opens Up About The Loss Of Kobe Bryanthttps://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-derek-fisher-opens-up-about-loss-kobe-bryant/features/blogs/itstheboombap-derek-fisher-opens-up-about-loss-kobe-bryant/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-derek-fisher-opens-up-about-loss-kobe-bryant/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 13:37 GMT Derek Fisher spent many years playing with the legendary Kobe Bryant and even got to win five championships alongside of him.<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lakers-honor-kobe-bryant-following-hall-of-fame-reveal-news.107863.html" target="_blank"> Bryant tragically past away in January</a> of this year and the basketball world has been mourning his loss ever since.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/yung-bleu-pays-homage-to-kobe-bryant-on-his-new-track-new-song.1986788.html" target="_blank">There have been numerous tributes in regards to the Los Angeles Lakers legend</a> and fans have been looking for ways to keep his legacy alive.&nbsp;Meanwhile, Fisher has been relatively silent on Bryant's death as he mourns in his own way. Today on ESPN's&nbsp;First Take, Fisher decided to speak out on Kobe's passing and opened up about how it has affected him mentally. Fisher admits that has been quite the struggle and that there are good days and bad days. It's when he is reminded of Kobe that he starts to feel that wave of sadness wash over him. "There have been days and moments where I feel inspired and motivated ... And then there are other days where it is a struggle," Fisher noted. He also made sure to say that his pain can't compare to that of his family. At the end of the day, Fisher shared a bond with Kobe and it is easy to see why he would feel so affected by everything. Needless to say, it's clear that Kobe had an effect on millions of people, including his teammates that he went to war with. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/derek-fisher-opens-up-about-the-loss-of-kobe-bryant-news.108047.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/derek-fisher-opens-up-about-the-loss-of-kobe-bryant-news.108047.html</a>159911article, Derek Fisher Opens Up About The Loss Of Kobe Bryantbvc/175/37835-its-boombap.jpgBlocBoy JB Flips Travis Scott & Young Thug's "Out West"https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-blocboy-jb-flips-travis-scott-young-thugs-out-west/features/blogs/itstheboombap-blocboy-jb-flips-travis-scott-young-thugs-out-west/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-blocboy-jb-flips-travis-scott-young-thugs-out-west/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 13:11 GMT BlocBoy JB has been putting in work over the years but even with the current self-isolation orders from health officials, he isn't letting anything stop his momentum. It isn't uncommon that he randomly unleashes new music. Earlier today, the rapper returned with his own take on the&nbsp;Jackboys viral hit, "Out West" with Travis Scott and Young Thug. Though it's hard to ever really top the original, especially given the accompanying dance, BlocBoy does flex his flow as he pays homage to the West Coast. BlocBoy JB released his last project,&nbsp;I Am Me last summer. He's continued to flood the streets with new music but it's unclear whether he has any plans to release a new project anytime soon, especially with the Coronavirus pandemic essentially putting the world on hold. <strong>Quotable Lyrics </strong>I said I used to ride a next, now I ride a mongoose 1942, I used to sip gin, juice You know it's fuck 12, even when they let my mans loose I used to have nothing, now I'm smokin' in a Benz coupe via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/blocboy-jb-flips-travis-scott-and-young-thugs-out-west-new-song.1986796.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/blocboy-jb-flips-travis-scott-and-young-thugs-out-west-new-song.1986796.html</a>159900song, BlocBoy JB Flips Travis Scott & Young Thug's "Out West"bvc/175/37835-its-boombap.jpgKari Faux Is A "Lowkey Superstar"https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kari-faux-is-lowkey-superstar/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kari-faux-is-lowkey-superstar/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kari-faux-is-lowkey-superstar/#commentsTue, 7 Apr 2020 12:59 GMT Kari Faux, a 27-year-old rising star from Little Rock, Arkansas, has been flourishing in recent years. Opening so many new eyes to her music, Kari Faux has worked with the likes of Childish Gambino, allowing her to rise further as a globally-established rapper/singer. With clever wordplay, sports references, and an incomparable swagger, Kari Faux has everything that it takes to become a superstar. These days, she keeps things pretty chill, which could be why she titled her brand new project Lowkey Superstar. As she says on "McGrady," Kari Faux has been ready to blow for a minute. The new project features eight new offerings, including one skit. Her personality shines through on this body of work, truly cementing her as one of the faces of the new generation.&nbsp; We're excited to see what Kari Faux can accomplish this year. What's your favorite song on the new tape? <strong>Tracklist</strong>: 1. While God Was Sleepin'... 2. StickUp! 3. Skit 4. McGrady 5. Actors, Rappers &amp; Wrestlers 6. Freakin' n' ballin' 7. Look At That 8. Chattin' shit via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kari-faux-is-a-lowkey-superstar-new-mixtape.120241.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kari-faux-is-a-lowkey-superstar-new-mixtape.120241.html</a>159901mixtape, Kari Faux Is A "Lowkey Superstar"bvc/175/37835-its-boombap.jpg