Return of the Boombap : On Radio | Online | On Our Grindhttps://www.blackvibes.com/itstheboombap/Return of the Boombap (Beats, Rhymes and the Goodlife) is your one-stop resource for authentic Hiphop Culture, politics and lifestyle. Through multiple platforms (radio,internet, mobile, merchandising, event promotions/production, community building and music edutainment) the "BOOMBAP" pushes the true essence and adoration of Hiphop culture and growth into the future, while maintaining and driving a healthy understanding of where Hiphop has been and it's 360 degree effect on the world that we live and rock on! "REAL HIPHOP...WE'VE NEVER DEVIATED!" Continue to rock with us. www.returnoftheboombap.comen-usitstheboombap@gmail.comhttp://www.returnoftheboombap.comitstheboombapitstheboombapitstheboombapreturnoftheboombapboombap-itsthe-boombap49850946https://returnoftheboombap.podomatic.com/rss2.xmlhttp://s6.voscast.com:8710/;stream.mp3WRBB: RETURN OF THE BOOMBAPUU5X_c9cV2ftzQkQJgWFQCgg00https://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/79/15990-iphone-bg.jpghttps://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/110/22295-photos-tab-header-its.jpghttps://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/215/46497-videos-tab-header-its.jpghttps://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/215/46580-radio-tab-photo-whmf-.jpghttps://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/145/30509-music-tab-photo-its-b.jpg268308834501050505090764404.855.1608404.855.1608http://www.itstheboombap.comBoombap!returnoftheboombap3Get at the BOOMBAP!7/6/2022 8:59:00 AMYNNNNNblogsradiolistvideosmusicmoretab_icon_newstab_icon_microphonetab_icon_videostab_icon_musictab_icon_moreNewsMoreMusicRadioVideositstheboombaphttps://www.blackvibes.com/itstheboombap/https://www.blackvibes.com/images/users/17639-itstheboombap.jpgKurupt On Snoop Dogg Buying Death Row: "Shows You How Great God Is"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kurupt-on-snoop-dogg-buying-death-row-shows-you-how-great-god-is-news.1features/blogs/itstheboombap-kurupt-snoop-dogg-buying-death-row-shows-you-how-great-go/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kurupt-snoop-dogg-buying-death-row-shows-you-how-great-go/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 16:53 GMT Kurupt says that he couldn't believe the news when he heard <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/snoop-dogg-acquires-death-row-records-news.147513.html" target="_blank">Snoop Dogg had purchased Death Row Records</a>, earlier this year. The veteran rapper discussed the business move during a recent interview with VladTV. "Somebody hit me about it. I was like, 'Serious? He did what? Like no way.' It feels like it's impossible. It's Death Row for Christ's sake," Kurupt began. "And, you know, that's the birth place for us. It shows you how good God is-- well, God ain't good, Chicken's good. It shows you how great God is, because Dogg stuck to his guns, instead of being angry about what he didn't get or what he doesn't have, or none of that. He stuck to his guns, didn't listen to what nobody had to say, kept on trucking, got bigger and bigger and bigger to the point where he could purchase the company. Now that's growth." Rich Polk / Getty ImagesKurupt also spoke about Dogg's decision to remove the Death Row catalog from Spotify, praising him for regrouping and figuring out a way for all of the artists to get paid correctly. It was announced that Snoop would be buying the legendary record label back in February 2022, shortly before his <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/snoop-dogg-threw-up-cs-and-did-the-crip-walk-at-super-bowl-news.147713.html" target="_blank">performance during the Super Bowl Halftime Show</a>. The label is best-known for releasing numerous highly acclaimed and commercially successful albums in the 1990s, including&nbsp;Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle&nbsp;and Tha Doggfather, Tha Dogg Pound's Dogg Food, and 2Pac's All Eyez on Me. Check out&nbsp;Kurupt's appearance on VladTV below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kurupt-on-snoop-dogg-buying-death-row-shows-you-how-great-god-is-news.154678.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kurupt-on-snoop-dogg-buying-death-row-shows-you-how-great-god-is-news.154678.html</a>249294article, Kurupt On Snoop Dogg Buying Death Row: "Shows You How Great God Is"blogs/7-2022/249294-kurupt-snoop-dogg-b-s.jpg1Aaron Rodgers Flexes His First Tattoohttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/aaron-rodgers-flexes-his-first-tattoo-news.154677.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-aaron-rodgers-flexes-his-first-tattoo/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-aaron-rodgers-flexes-his-first-tattoo/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 16:33 GMT Aaron Rodgers has been involved in a ton of <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/aaron-rodgers-reacts-to-the-hatred-hes-received-over-vaccine-remarks-news.146747.html" target="_blank">drama as it pertains to the Green Bay Packers</a>. Of course, just a few months ago, he was signaling that he would be traded from the team. In the end, that did not happen as Rodgers signed a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/aaron-rodgers-contract-breakdown-revealed-news.149109.html" target="_blank">historic deal that will keep him with the Packers for the next few years.&nbsp;</a> In many ways, Rodgers is the Kyrie Irving of the NFL, and he continues to display the free-thinking mentality with his latest tattoo. Rodgers had never been tattooed before, although, on Wednesday, Rodgers revealed that he got his very first piece of ink. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images for The MatchAs you can see down below, this new piece features numerous elements two lions, an eye, what appears to be waves, and then some elements that can only be described as astrological in nature. The piece was done by Balazs Bercsenyi, and as Rodgers explains, there is a lot of meaning to be found here. "There&rsquo;s a deep and meaningful story and connection to absolutely each element of this art piece, and I&rsquo;ll share a little more about that one day. For now, just thankful for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/balazsbercsenyi/" target="_blank">@balazsbercsenyi</a>&nbsp;and his patience and artistry," Rodgers wrote. Let us know what you think about Rodgers' new tattoo, in the comments down below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/aaron-rodgers-flexes-his-first-tattoo-news.154677.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/aaron-rodgers-flexes-his-first-tattoo-news.154677.html</a>249295article, Aaron Rodgers Flexes His First Tattooblogs/7-2022/249295-aaron-rodgers-flexe-s.jpg126AR Samples A Classic Styles P Track On "Walk Em"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/26ar-samples-a-classic-styles-p-track-on-walk-em-new-song.1994921.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-26ar-samples-classic-styles-p-track-walk-em/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-26ar-samples-classic-styles-p-track-walk-em/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 16:18 GMT Brooklyn drill certainly isn't dying down anytime soon. In fact, the rise of sample-based drill music has opened the gates for more budding stars out of the borough to achieve mainstream success. This week, one of the most promising forces from Brooklyn came through with a flip of one of Styles P's biggest records today for a charged-up drill anthem. 26AR delivered his new single, "Walk Em" this week. The record samples&nbsp;Freda Payne's "I Get High&nbsp;(On Your Memory)," which was most notably used on Styles P's "Good Times (I Get High)." 26AR's undeniable energy shines across the record as he flexes&nbsp;on his haters and sets his sights on the bag. Check out the latest from 26AR below and sound off with your thoughts in the comments. <strong>Quotable Lyrics </strong>Not really into the mess Nowadays, every little thing 'bout a check N***as do everything for the love and the clout And the money, it's sad what it's coming to And I might be your fave and you bummy, But this rapper ain't no one to run into<strong> </strong> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/26ar-samples-a-classic-styles-p-track-on-walk-em-new-song.1994921.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/26ar-samples-a-classic-styles-p-track-on-walk-em-new-song.1994921.html</a>249296song, 26AR Samples A Classic Styles P Track On "Walk Em"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1YNW Melly Will No Longer Face Death Penalty In Double-Murder Trialhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ynw-melly-will-no-longer-face-death-penalty-in-double-murder-trial-newsfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-ynw-melly-will-no-longer-face-death-penalty-doublemurder/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ynw-melly-will-no-longer-face-death-penalty-doublemurder/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 16:05 GMT YNW Melly just received some&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ynw-melly-reveals-his-phone-privileges-have-been-revoked-says-hes-in-great-spirits-news.150694.html" target="_blank">promising news</a> in his double-murder trial. According to XXL, a judge has officially called off the possibility of the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ynw-melly-hopes-to-avoid-death-penalty-in-first-degree-murder-case-news.147504.html" target="_blank">death sentence </a>if the rapper is convicted.&nbsp; Jerritt Clark/Getty ImagesThe decision took place following another preliminary hearing in Broward County, FL. Over the past few months, both the defense and prosecutors have argued for sentencing Melly to death. The judge ultimately sided with Melly's legal team when he took the death penalty off of the table.&nbsp; Jamie King, YNW Melly's mother, reacted with glee on Instagram after the news emerged. "Death penalty has officially been removed from @ynwmelly case. Thank you Jesus #FreeMelly 2022," she wrote. "I&rsquo;m literally crying real tears [prayer emoji] you coming home son @ynwmelly." XXXTENTACION's mother also reacted to the news in the comment section, writing, "God is good." King's reaction might be a bit premature since Melly is still awaiting trial. The rapper&nbsp;was denied bond on numerous occasions following his 2019 arrest. There have been numerous delays in the case in the past few months due to the jury selection process as well as arguments between the prosecution and defense surrounding what evidence should be admissible in court. YNW Melly is accused of murdering YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser alongside YNW Bortlen. In 2019, Melly pleaded not guilty to the charges. We'll keep you posted on more updates surrounding the case.&nbsp; <a href="https://www.xxlmag.com/ynw-melly-death-penalty-dropped/" target="_blank">[Via]</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ynw-melly-will-no-longer-face-death-penalty-in-double-murder-trial-news.154676.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ynw-melly-will-no-longer-face-death-penalty-in-double-murder-trial-news.154676.html</a>249297article, YNW Melly Will No Longer Face Death Penalty In Double-Murder Trialblogs/7-2022/249297-ynw-melly-will-no-l-s.jpg1Kurupt Speaks Out On Young Thug & Gunna's Arrest: "Tell The Laws To Suck A D*ck"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kurupt-speaks-out-on-young-thug-and-gunnas-arrest-tell-the-laws-to-suckfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kurupt-speaks-out-young-thug-gunnas-arrest-tell-laws/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kurupt-speaks-out-young-thug-gunnas-arrest-tell-laws/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 16:04 GMT Kurupt&nbsp;shared his thoughts on <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/alleged-ysl-co-founder-denied-bond-prosecutors-trying-to-get-him-to-cooperate-report-news.153633.html" target="_blank">YSL&rsquo;s ongoing RICO case</a>, in which Young Thug, Gunna, and more members of the organization were arrested, during a recent interview with VladTV. Kurupt says that he's hoping the two rappers and the rest of the crew are able to beat the charges. &ldquo;Hopefully they&rsquo;ll be able to beat that thing,&rdquo; he told the outlet. &ldquo;They out to get us. When you young and Black &mdash; whatever your nationality is &mdash; when you&rsquo;re young and making that money legally, they&rsquo;re always gonna try to find something to take you down." Leon Bennett / Getty ImagesHe added: &ldquo;They don&rsquo;t want to see you with that money so you gotta be careful. Because you can&rsquo;t do both &mdash; you can&rsquo;t be on the left side of the track and the right side of the track. You gotta pick a side because things can happen to you.&rdquo; Kurupt says that even if Thug and Gunna are proven guilty, he's confident they deserve a second chance and would make for beneficial members of society. &ldquo;I think they understand if they did make that mistake that I&rsquo;m not gonna make it again and they&rsquo;re gonna value this game and their career they&rsquo;re a part of and be a better asset to society,&rdquo; he continued. &ldquo;And if they didn&rsquo;t make that mistake and this is trumped up, then you know tell the laws to suck a dick. How about that?&rdquo; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/young-thug-shares-message-to-fans-from-jail-at-hot-97-summer-jam-news.153478.html" target="_blank">Young Thug and Gunna were first arrested</a>&nbsp;back in May after being listed in a 56-count indictment against&nbsp;28 associates of YSL. They are expected to remain in jail awaiting their January 2023 trial dates as both artists were denied bond. Check out&nbsp;Kurupt's appearance on VladTV below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71529/title.kurupt-speaks-on-young-thug-gunnas-rico-case-tell-the-law-to-suck-a-dick" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kurupt-speaks-out-on-young-thug-and-gunnas-arrest-tell-the-laws-to-suck-a-d-ck-news.154673.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kurupt-speaks-out-on-young-thug-and-gunnas-arrest-tell-the-laws-to-suck-a-d-ck-news.154673.html</a>249298article, Kurupt Speaks Out On Young Thug & Gunna's Arrest: "Tell The Laws To Suck A D*ck"blogs/7-2022/249298-kurupt-speaks-out-y-s.jpg1Devin Booker Fires Back At Haters With Cryptic Tweethttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/devin-booker-fires-back-at-haters-with-cryptic-tweet-news.154675.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-devin-booker-fires-back-haters-with-cryptic-tweet/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-devin-booker-fires-back-haters-with-cryptic-tweet/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 15:46 GMT Phoenix Suns star shooting guard Devin Booker took to Twitter Wednesday morning to fire back at his critics and haters in a seven word response. The Suns shooter is coming off his best season to date. He earned his first All Pro selection, averaged a career best 26.8 points and 5.0 rebounds, and led the Suns to the best record in the Western Conference and the number one seed. After beating the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round, Booker and the Suns faced off against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in a hotly contested series. The Mavs came back from a 2-0 series deficit to beat the Suns in seven games. Booker caught criticism for his inconsistent performances in the series, especially in&nbsp; Game 7 when he mustered up a mere 11 points in the loss. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesSince the loss, Booker has been on the receiving end of criticism and trolling, due in part to his public breakup with fashion model and reality television star Kendall Jenner. Another reason is the recent rumors of his inclusion in this year&rsquo;s upcoming installment of the NBA2K franchise. If the rumors are true, Booker would join Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and WNBA superstars Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi as the cover athletes for the 2023 installment of the franchise. Last year&rsquo;s version of the game saw Doncic himself grace the cover for the first time.&nbsp; <strong>But NBA fans were shocked and angered by the rumors, saying that Phoenix's collapse in the playoffs make Booker unworthy of the honor.&nbsp;2K cover athletes have featured some of the best players in the history of the game. Hall of Fame point guard Allen Iverson starred as the game&rsquo;s first cover athlete in 1999. Since then, stars like Damian Lilliard, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Paul George have been honored with the cover athlete status.</strong> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/devin-booker-fires-back-at-haters-with-cryptic-tweet-news.154675.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/devin-booker-fires-back-at-haters-with-cryptic-tweet-news.154675.html</a>249284article, Devin Booker Fires Back At Haters With Cryptic Tweetblogs/7-2022/249284-devin-booker-fires-s.jpg1Browns Release Statement Following Baker Mayfield Tradehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/browns-release-statement-following-baker-mayfield-trade-news.154671.htmfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-browns-release-statement-following-baker-mayfield-trade/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-browns-release-statement-following-baker-mayfield-trade/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 15:42 GMT Earlier today, the Cleveland Browns <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/browns-agree-to-trade-baker-mayfield-to-panthers-in-exchange-for-draft-pick-report-news.154662.html" target="_blank">officially parted ways with Baker Mayfield</a>. After disrespecting the quarterback and passing him up for Deshaun Watson - who might not even play this year - it became clear that Baker wanted out. Now, the former number one overall pick will be going to the Carolina Panthers, who have an abundance of quarterbacks on their roster.&nbsp; The conventional wisdom states that Mayfield will be the starter on that team next season, although that has yet to be confirmed. In the end, Mayfield will need to win the job at camp. Meanwhile, the Browns decided to issue a statement on the trade where they thanked Mayfield for his contributions. The QB took this team to the playoffs for the first time in decades and he even won them a playoff game. Having said that, Mayfield deserves at least a bit of praise. Stacy Revere/Getty Images"We want to thank Baker for all his contributions to the Cleveland Browns," Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said. "From the moment he was drafted, he gave his all for this organization and this city. With his fierce competitive spirit, he excited the fanbase and accomplished things that no player at his position had done in Cleveland for a very long time. He also made a difference in the community, whether it was hosting events at the Boys and Girls Club, honoring our troops, supporting the Special Olympics as well as countless other charitable endeavors. We are grateful for everything he did for this organization and wish him and Emily well in the future." Mayfield isn't exactly on good terms with the franchise, so some of these words will probably fall flat for him. Either way, he now gets to go to a franchise that wants him, which is all you can hope for as a quarterback. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/browns-release-statement-following-baker-mayfield-trade-news.154671.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/browns-release-statement-following-baker-mayfield-trade-news.154671.html</a>249285article, Browns Release Statement Following Baker Mayfield Tradeblogs/7-2022/249285-browns-release-stat-s.jpg1Kid Cudi Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-reveals-cover-art-and-tracklist-for-the-boy-who-flew-to-the-mofeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kid-cudi-reveals-cover-art-tracklist-boy-who-flew-to/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kid-cudi-reveals-cover-art-tracklist-boy-who-flew-to/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 15:41 GMT A greatest hits album by Kid Cudi is well overdue. The Cleveland rapper has a career<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-confirms-a-kid-named-cudi-heading-to-dsps-soon-news.148892.html" target="_blank"> spanning over a decade</a> at this point with anthems that have proven to be&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-says-entergalactic-is-his-masterpiece-news.146652.html" target="_blank">timeless.</a> This Friday, the rapper will officially be sharing his first greatest hits compilation project titled,&nbsp;The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1. Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesOn Wednesday, Cudder revealed the official cover art for the project which shows the rapper standing on top of a rooftop. As for the tracklist, Cudi's compilation will include hits from across his career, beginning with&nbsp;Man On The Moon&nbsp;to songs off of his latest opus,&nbsp;Man On The Moon III: The Chosen.&nbsp; Fans quickly pointed out that the project also includes a rare loose cut that he initially shared to Soundcloud titled, "love." The 2015 song closes out the project at track 18. The release of&nbsp;The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1 arrives just before Cudi is expected to re-release his debut mixtape,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-says-a-kid-named-cudi-will-hit-streaming-services-this-month-news.154547.html" target="_blank">A Kid Named Cudi on streaming services.</a> Cudi announced the project would finally arrive on DSPs on July 15th, two days before the official 14th anniversary.&nbsp; Check the full tracklist below. Day 'N' Nite (Nightmare)Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare) [feat. MGMT &amp; Ratatat]GHOST!Mr. RagerWZRD - The Dream Time MachineWZRD - Upper RoomJust What I Am (feat. King Chip)UnfuckwittableBalmain Jeans (feat. Raphael Saadiq)Too Bad I Have To Destroy You NowCONFUSED!Speedin' Bullet 2 HeavenBy Design (feat. Andr&eacute; 3000)Surfin' (feat. Pharrell Williams)Tequila ShotsSad PeopleSept. 116love. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-reveals-cover-art-and-tracklist-for-the-boy-who-flew-to-the-moon-vol-1-news.154674.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-reveals-cover-art-and-tracklist-for-the-boy-who-flew-to-the-moon-vol-1-news.154674.html</a>249286article, Kid Cudi Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1"blogs/7-2022/249286-kid-cudi-reveals-co-s.jpg1Boosie Badazz Says Nipsey Hussle Protected Him In L.A.https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/boosie-badazz-says-nipsey-hussle-protected-him-in-la-news.154672.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-boosie-badazz-says-nipsey-hussle-protected-him-la/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-boosie-badazz-says-nipsey-hussle-protected-him-la/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 15:34 GMT Ever since Nipsey Hussle's <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussle-pronounced-dead-after-shooting-in-los-angeles-news.76012.html" target="_blank">untimely passing</a>, friends and peers have emerged with stories about the Los Angeles rapper. During a recent interview with Vlad TV, Boosie Badazz went in-depth about his friendship with Nipsey Hussle, explaining that the late artist frequently took care of him whenever he'd visit Los Angeles. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images"Nip was my boy," Boosie revealed, adding&nbsp;that Nipsey would frequently get him drivers and black trucks for his journeys throughout the West Coast. "Nip kind of protected me out here! He kind of went out his way to make sure I was safe when I was out here." Boosie added that his relationship with Nipsey Hussle had little to do with music, especially since they were both&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussles-entrepreneurial-and-financial-tips-are-compiled-in-new-book-news.89162.html" target="_blank">business-oriented</a> individuals.&nbsp;Boosie also detailed one of their final conversations together. "Him telling me, &lsquo;Man, we&rsquo;re the last ones left at this shit.&rsquo; That&rsquo;s what I always remember. That conversation, me and him getting high in the back of the studio in the part where you chill at, and he was just really making me feel like he understood me when he told, like, &lsquo;We the last ones left with this shit. We&rsquo;re the last ones standing up. We&rsquo;re the last one speaking.&rsquo; That&rsquo;s the best conversation that I had with him," Boosie added. Earlier in the conversation, Boosie also reacted to news of Eric Holder,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussles-killer-eric-holder-found-guilty-of-murder-news.154661.html" target="_blank">who was found guilty of killing Nipsey Hussle,</a> getting beat up behind bars. Check out the full clip below.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/boosie-badazz-says-nipsey-hussle-protected-him-in-la-news.154672.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/boosie-badazz-says-nipsey-hussle-protected-him-in-la-news.154672.html</a>249287article, Boosie Badazz Says Nipsey Hussle Protected Him In L.A.blogs/7-2022/249287-boosie-badazz-says-s.jpg1The Game Shoots Down Christa Allen Dating Rumor: "We're Friends"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-shoots-down-christa-allen-dating-rumor-we-re-friends-news.1546features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-game-shoots-down-christa-allen-dating-rumor-were-friends/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-game-shoots-down-christa-allen-dating-rumor-were-friends/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 15:18 GMT The Game says that he and&nbsp;13 Going on 30's&nbsp;Christa Allen are only friends after fans online began <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chloe-bailey-and-memphis-depay-dating-rumours-fly-after-soccer-star-shares-b-day-tribute-to-queen-si-news.154416.html" target="_blank">speculating they were in a relationship</a>. The rumor started when the two posted a TikTok in which they kissed each other. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re friends, nothing to see here,&rdquo; Game commented on the post. He added context in a statement to Us Weekly: &ldquo;Christa and I have mutual friends &mdash; she attended my 4th of July party and I hopped on her TikTok.&nbsp;She&rsquo;s a beautiful woman, but we&rsquo;re not dating.&rdquo; Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty ImagesAllen also shot down the rumors, writing in a comment on the post: &ldquo;I&rsquo;m a single woman doing single woman things.&rdquo; As for other relationships, The Game was previously engaged to actress and model Valeisha Butterfield back in&nbsp;2006, but the couple called off the wedding. He also dated Tiffney Cambridge for a time afterward. On the music front, Game is preparing to release&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-pushes-back-drillmatic-release-date-news.153424.html" target="_blank">his next album Drillmatic</a>. He recently revealed that he was able to get Jay-Z to clear seven samples for him that will be used on the new project. &ldquo;S/O to S. Dot for clearing all 7 samples on #Drillmatic,&rdquo; he wrote on social media. &ldquo;3 more sample clearances &amp; the AOTY belongs to me &amp; hit-boy.&rdquo; Check out The Game and Allen's TikTok post that sparked their dating rumor below. <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@christaallen" target="_blank">@christaallen</a> @The Game <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/original-sound-7078500853811907370" target="_blank">? original sound - noureen</a>[<a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/the-game-denies-dating-christa-allen-after-viral-kissing-tiktok/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-shoots-down-christa-allen-dating-rumor-we-re-friends-news.154669.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-shoots-down-christa-allen-dating-rumor-we-re-friends-news.154669.html</a>249288article, The Game Shoots Down Christa Allen Dating Rumor: "We're Friends"blogs/7-2022/249288-the-game-shoots-dow-s.jpg1Lloyd Banks Fires Back After Fan Claims That He Doesn't Get His Credithttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lloyd-banks-fires-back-after-fan-claims-that-he-doesnt-get-his-credit-nfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-lloyd-banks-fires-back-after-fan-claims-that-he-doesnt-get-h/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lloyd-banks-fires-back-after-fan-claims-that-he-doesnt-get-h/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 15:07 GMT When it comes to bars, there are few MCs that can really go toe-to-toe with Lloyd Banks. From his days with G-Unit to his recent spree of features, the rapper has worn the title of Punchline King with pride.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/j-cole-reps-lloyd-banks-the-course-of-the-inevitable-news.133376.html" target="_blank">Many have acknowledged his skills,</a> though he might not be widely celebrated on a mainstream level. However, he refuses to allow people to think that his penmanship isn't respected. David Becker/Getty ImagesLloyd Banks recently responded to a fan who claimed that the rapper doesn't get his dues in hip-hop. "Lloyd Banks never really got the credit he deserved as a lyricist," the fan wrote. Banks quickly reminded the individual that his pen is still revered in circles where lyricism is celebrated. "Trust me... <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-busta-rhymes-and-more-praise-lloyd-banks-coti-news.133514.html" target="_blank">I&rsquo;m well respected amongst my peers,</a>" he said in response. Banks has been on a roll in the past two years. After a "hiatus" of sorts, he returned with his first studio album in eleven years with&nbsp;The <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lloyd-banks-the-course-of-the-inevitable-review-news.133445.html" target="_blank">Course Of The Inevitable</a>&nbsp;featuring Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano, Styles P, Benny The Butcher, and more. In the coming months, he's expected to deliver the official sequel,&nbsp;C.O.T.I 2. He recently unveiled the first single off of the project, "Menace" ft. Conway The Machine. He hasn't shared a tracklist or release date for the project yet but we'll keep you posted when it's announced.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lloyd-banks-fires-back-after-fan-claims-that-he-doesnt-get-his-credit-news.154670.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lloyd-banks-fires-back-after-fan-claims-that-he-doesnt-get-his-credit-news.154670.html</a>249279article, Lloyd Banks Fires Back After Fan Claims That He Doesn't Get His Creditblogs/7-2022/249279-lloyd-banks-fires-b-s.jpg1Myles Turner Trade Rumors Surface Amid Kevin Durant Dramahttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/myles-turner-trade-rumors-surface-amid-kevin-durant-drama-news.154664.hfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-myles-turner-trade-rumors-surface-amid-kevin-durant-drama/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-myles-turner-trade-rumors-surface-amid-kevin-durant-drama/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 14:55 GMT The Brooklyn Nets superstar forward&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-and-kyrie-irving-trades-could-take-months-news.154609.html" target="_blank">Kevin Durant has once again sent shockwaves through the NBA</a> with his request to be traded was announced to the world last week. Of his rumored destinations, the Phoenix Suns have emerged as a potential landing spot for the former MVP, with tradable assets like Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton to offer in a potential package for Durant. However, Bleacher Report&rsquo;s Jake Fischer reveals that an outside player could be involved in the trade: Pacers center Myles Turner. &ldquo;If Ayton signs into Indiana&rsquo;s cap space, that could actually impact Durant&rsquo;s trade request,&rdquo; Fischer said. &ldquo;Even an Ayton sign-and-trade to Indiana would complicate the cleanest path for Phoenix to acquire Durant: Ayton&rsquo;s free agency. In that scenario, it&rsquo;s unlikely that Phoenix and Indiana could create a combined package that would entice Brooklyn to part with Durant.&rdquo; Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesFischer says that if Ayton signs with Indiana or if the Suns execute a sign-and-trade with the Pacers, it could complicate moves for Brooklyn. If Ayton goes to the Pacers, Turner would most likely be moved as well. However, Fischer says a potential trade of Turner, Suns players, and draft stock still wouldn&rsquo;t be enough to satisfy Brooklyn to trade Durant. The Nets are asking for a massive deal in exchange for Durant. [<a href="https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10041105-nba-offseason-intel-latest-buzz-on-kevin-durant-kyrie-irving-deandre-ayton" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/myles-turner-trade-rumors-surface-amid-kevin-durant-drama-news.154664.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/myles-turner-trade-rumors-surface-amid-kevin-durant-drama-news.154664.html</a>249280article, Myles Turner Trade Rumors Surface Amid Kevin Durant Dramablogs/7-2022/249280-myles-turner-trade-s.jpg1Israel Adesanya Claps Back At Chris Pratt For Recent Disshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/israel-adesanya-claps-back-at-chris-pratt-for-recent-diss-news.154668.hfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-israel-adesanya-claps-back-chris-pratt-recent-diss/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-israel-adesanya-claps-back-chris-pratt-recent-diss/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 14:51 GMT Israel Adesanya is one of the biggest names in the UFC world right now, although as many have noted,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/israel-adesanya-defeats-jared-cannonier-by-decision-at-ufc-276-news.154484.html" target="_blank">his most recent wins haven't contained a whole lot of flair.</a> Izzy has been happy to hang back and get some jabs in all while putting on the better technical fight. This style has helped him defend his title, but it certainly hasn't left a lot of people impressed. For instance, actor Chris Pratt was a guest commentator at UFC 276, and after Adesanya's win against Jared Cannonier, Pratt let the fighter know that he wasn't too happy with the performance.&nbsp;&ldquo;I don't know this game -- I'm just an actor, but I'm not a fan, man," Pratt said. "I&rsquo;m not a fan of coming out like all that talk, and then just kind of putting on a little bit of a pitter-patter. I&rsquo;m like, 'C&rsquo;mon, man. You&rsquo;ve got to cash on that promise of being so badass.'" As one can imagine, Adesanya did not appreciate this slander at all, which led to a quick response on Twitter. He even posted a clip from the movie&nbsp;Wanted in which Pratt gets hit by Angelina Jolie. "Good morning," Adesanya wrote. "I&rsquo;m the man. You&rsquo;re just some fan." Needless to say, if you come for Adesanya, you better not miss.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/israel-adesanya-claps-back-at-chris-pratt-for-recent-diss-news.154668.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/israel-adesanya-claps-back-at-chris-pratt-for-recent-diss-news.154668.html</a>249281article, Israel Adesanya Claps Back At Chris Pratt For Recent Dissbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Starlito & Troy Money Share Tales From The Trap On "Cheap Phones & Turkey Bags"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/starlito-and-troy-money-share-tales-from-the-trap-on-cheap-phones-and-tfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-starlito-troy-money-share-tales-trap-cheap-phone/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-starlito-troy-money-share-tales-trap-cheap-phone/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 14:49 GMT There are a few song of the summer contenders so far but Starlito and Troy Money have cooked up a body of work for all of the hustlers to ride to in the coming months. The two rappers joined forces for their new project,&nbsp;Cheap Phones &amp; Turkey Bags.&nbsp;The album consists of 16 songs in total with a few familiar faces scattered across the project. Newcomers like EST Gee and Babyface Ray come through on the project while Southern OGs like Don Trip, who worked closely with Starlito as Step Brothers, and Paul Wall grace the project with their talents. Additionally, West Hustleman and Red Dot also feature in the joint effort between Lito and&nbsp;Money. Check out the new project from Starlito and Troy Money below.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/starlito-and-troy-money-share-tales-from-the-trap-on-cheap-phones-and-turkey-bags-new-mixtape.122688.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/starlito-and-troy-money-share-tales-from-the-trap-on-cheap-phones-and-turkey-bags-new-mixtape.122688.html</a>249282mixtape, Starlito & Troy Money Share Tales From The Trap On "Cheap Phones & Turkey Bags"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Rich The Kid Responds To NBA YoungBoy Fans Upset He Met Up With Lil Durkhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rich-the-kid-responds-to-nba-youngboy-fans-upset-he-met-up-with-lil-durfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-rich-kid-responds-nba-youngboy-fans-upset-he-met-up-w/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-rich-kid-responds-nba-youngboy-fans-upset-he-met-up-w/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 14:28 GMT Rich The Kid has been coming under fire from&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/quando-rondo-trolls-lil-durk-after-nba-youngboy-drops-i-hate-youngboy-news.148250.html" target="_blank">fans of NBA YoungBoy</a> who are upset with the rapper for being photographed together with Lil Durk. After both&nbsp;attended Michael Rubin&rsquo;s White Party in the Hamptons on Saturday, they were seen getting some pizza together late at night. &ldquo;First off I love all the fans but y&rsquo;all gotta chill tf out!!!&rdquo; he told his&nbsp;Instagram followers in a post on his story, as caught by XXL. &ldquo;TOP my brotha in real life not this weird ass internet world y&rsquo;all live in. And if you see me somewhere I was PAID.&rdquo; Tommaso Boddi / Getty ImagesIn the comments section of another post, he responded: "I got paid for the Rich The Kid performance [and] if my bro aint tripping on it why [the fuck] u folk eating my dick. Y'all can't wait to see a nigga crash out." Beef between Durk and YoungBoy has been going on for years at this point. Earlier this year, Durk appeared to be&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-durk-seemingly-disses-nba-youngboy-on-new-song-ahhh-ha-news.148103.html" target="_blank">dissing YoungBoy on his track,&nbsp;"AHHH HA</a>," while YoungBoy came at Durk on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nba-youngboy-appears-to-hit-back-at-lil-durk-on-new-track-i-hate-youngboy-new-song.1994095.html" target="_blank">"I Hate YoungBoy."</a> &ldquo;The fact that NBA YoungBoy didn&rsquo;t do any type of work with Lil Uzi Vert and even dropped a whole tape out of respect for Rich The Kid is crazy to me now that we see Rich The Kid hanging with Lil Durk,&rdquo; one person wrote. Even Rich's explanation wasn't enough for many fans. &ldquo;So basically he saying money over loyalty," one wrote in the comments section of a post on The Shade Room. Rubin's fourth of July party was attended by tons of other high-profile rappers including Jay-Z, Drake, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, and others. Check out fans' responses to Rich The Kid hanging out with Durk below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71521/title.rich-the-kid-addresses-backlash-over-lil-durk-photo-amid-nba-youngboy-feud" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rich-the-kid-responds-to-nba-youngboy-fans-upset-he-met-up-with-lil-durk-news.154665.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rich-the-kid-responds-to-nba-youngboy-fans-upset-he-met-up-with-lil-durk-news.154665.html</a>249283article, Rich The Kid Responds To NBA YoungBoy Fans Upset He Met Up With Lil Durkblogs/7-2022/249283-rich-kid-responds-n-s.jpg1Donovan Mitchell Questions Jazz After Blockbuster Tradeshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/donovan-mitchell-questions-jazz-after-blockbuster-trades-news.154663.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-donovan-mitchell-questions-jazz-after-blockbuster-trades/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-donovan-mitchell-questions-jazz-after-blockbuster-trades/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 13:51 GMT The Utah Jazz sent shockwaves around the NBA last week when they traded away two of their best players, three time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves and key role player Royce O&rsquo; Neal to the Brooklyn Nets. Now, according to Brian Windhorst, the Jazz&rsquo; star point guard Donovan Mitchell has raised questions with the team&rsquo;s front office about the future plans of the organization. According to Windhorst, Mitchell went to the front office and asked them what their plan was following the O&rsquo;Neal and Gobert trades. Windhorst says the Jazz are trying to &ldquo;do what&rsquo;s right&rdquo; for the organization, with executive Danny Ainge, in particular, believing that trading away Gobert and O&rsquo;Neale was the right move for the Jazz. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesThe departure of two of Utah&rsquo;s core players sparked rumors of a complete overhaul of the team. Some fans have predicted that Utah might trade Mitchell away next, signaling a complete rebuild of the franchise for the next few years.&nbsp; Since Mitchell entered the league in 2017, he has performed well as the go-to guy for the Jazz offense. He&rsquo;s made a trip to the All-Star game in each of the past three seasons. In his five seasons in the NBA, he&rsquo;s averaged 23.9 points and 4.5 assists. The Jazz are coming off a disappointing finish to their 2021-2022 season, losing a first round playoff matchup against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. They&rsquo;ve made the playoffs in every season since Mitchell entered the league.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://clutchpoints.com/jazz-rumors-donovan-mitchell-raised-an-eyebrow-at-utah-trading-rudy-gobert-royce-oneale/" target="_blank">[via]</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/donovan-mitchell-questions-jazz-after-blockbuster-trades-news.154663.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/donovan-mitchell-questions-jazz-after-blockbuster-trades-news.154663.html</a>249274article, Donovan Mitchell Questions Jazz After Blockbuster Tradesblogs/7-2022/249274-donovan-mitchell-qu-s.jpg1Browns Agree To Trade Baker Mayfield To Panthers In Exchange For Draft Pick: Reporthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/browns-agree-to-trade-baker-mayfield-to-panthers-in-exchange-for-draft-features/blogs/itstheboombap-browns-agree-trade-baker-mayfield-panthers-exchange/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-browns-agree-trade-baker-mayfield-panthers-exchange/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 13:40 GMT The Cleveland Browns&nbsp;are reportedly&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/heres-where-baker-mayfield-wants-to-play-this-season-news.149270.html" target="_blank">trading quarterback Baker Mayfield</a> to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a conditional draft pick, according to a new report from NFL Network. The Panthers are expected to pay $4.85 million of Mayfield's salary while the Browns will pay $10.5 million. The Browns will receive either a fourth- or fifth-round pick in 2024, which will be contingent on Mayfield's playing time in Carolina. Jason Miller / Getty ImagesThe starting job likely won't be guaranteed for Mayfield in Carolina with the roster already&nbsp;featuring&nbsp;Sam Darnold and the team's 2022 third-round draft selection,&nbsp;Matt Corral, at quarterback. The Browns had been actively seeking a trade for their former first first-overall pick since acquiring Deshaun Watson in a blockbuster trade from the Houston Texans, earlier this year. Confident in their new quarterback, the Browns signed Watson to a five-year deal worth $230 million fully guaranteed. It is the&nbsp;most amount of guaranteed money in NFL history, which is noteworthy considering the disgraced Pro Bowler's unclear legal standing. Watson is currently facing over&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/deshaun-watson-speaks-for-first-time-since-latest-allegations-news.153556.html" target="_blank">two-dozen sexual assault allegations</a> that are coming at him by way of civil lawsuits. Additionally, Watson will likely be facing a&nbsp;suspension from the NFL after the league finishes&nbsp;independently investigating his behavior in relation to their personal conduct policies. [<a href="https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34201889/cleveland-browns-trade-baker-mayfield-carolina-panthers-draft-pick" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/browns-agree-to-trade-baker-mayfield-to-panthers-in-exchange-for-draft-pick-report-news.154662.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/browns-agree-to-trade-baker-mayfield-to-panthers-in-exchange-for-draft-pick-report-news.154662.html</a>249275article, Browns Agree To Trade Baker Mayfield To Panthers In Exchange For Draft Pick: Reportblogs/7-2022/249275-browns-agree-trade-s.jpg1Nipsey Hussle's Accused Killer Eric Holder Found Guilty Of Murderhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussles-killer-eric-holder-found-guilty-of-murder-news.154661.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-nipsey-hussles-accused-killer-eric-holder-found-guilty-mu/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nipsey-hussles-accused-killer-eric-holder-found-guilty-mu/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 13:26 GMT The man accused of killing Nipsey Hussle has been<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussles-alleged-killer-eric-holder-indicted-for-murder-by-grand-jury-report-news.80879.html" target="_blank"> found guilty of murder</a>, CBS News reports. A Los Angeles jury convicted Eric Holder of first-degree murder on Wednesday after six hours of deliberation. The jury also found Holder guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter due to hitting two bystanders&nbsp;with bullets. He was previously charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Frederic J. Brown-Pool/Getty ImagesNipsey Hussle was&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussle-pronounced-dead-after-shooting-in-los-angeles-news.76012.html" target="_blank">shot and killed outside of the Marathon Clothing store</a> at Slauson and Crenshaw on March 31st, 2019. During the trial,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/prosecutors-reveal-graphic-details-during-nipsey-hussles-murder-trial-news.153624.html" target="_blank">prosecutors argued</a> that Holder had a&nbsp;plan to kill Nipsey Hussle before shooting the rapper 10 times and kicking him in the head. Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said that Holder and Nipsey Hussle had a dispute prior to the shooting due to rumors that Holder was a snitch. McKinny also revealed that Nipsey was accompanied by two friends, though he didn't have security with him. The trial went on for three weeks. Holder was also found guilty of two counts of assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. The jury did not find Holder guilty of premeditated attempted murder. Last month, Holder was attacked by other inmates when he was waiting to be taken to court. The attack pushed the trial back by one day due to the injuries Holder sustained including&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussle-murder-suspect-eric-holder-displays-injuries-report-news.154418.html" target="_blank">a laceration to his head that needed staples.</a> <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/eric-holder-found-guilty-in-death-of-rapper-nipsey-hussle/" target="_blank">[Via]</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussles-killer-eric-holder-found-guilty-of-murder-news.154661.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nipsey-hussles-killer-eric-holder-found-guilty-of-murder-news.154661.html</a>249276article, Nipsey Hussle's Accused Killer Eric Holder Found Guilty Of Murderblogs/7-2022/249276-nipsey-hussles-accu-s.jpg1Young Guru Ranks The Best Philadelphia Rap Songs Of All Timehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/young-guru-ranks-the-best-philadelphia-rap-songs-of-all-time-news.15465features/blogs/itstheboombap-young-guru-ranks-best-philadelphia-rap-songs-all-time/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-young-guru-ranks-best-philadelphia-rap-songs-all-time/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 13:08 GMT Although cities like New York and Los Angeles have long been heralded as the two major hubs of Hip-Hop, that has definitely changed over the decades, as places like Atlanta, Chicago, and Memphis have pumped out countless mainstream acts in recent years. However, one city that cannot be overlooked in Hip-Hop's progression is Philadelphia. Home to contemporary artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Tierra Whack, Meek Mill, and more, Philly has played a major role in Hip-Hop history for decades. Now, days after&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joe-budden-thinks-meek-mill-has-the-best-rap-song-of-the-last-decade-news.154404.html#title-comment-desktop" target="_blank">The Joe Budden Podcast sparked debate</a> by calling Meek Mill's "Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)" "the best rap song of the last decade" and "the greatest rap intro of all time,"&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/young-guru-defends-young-producers-sampling-early-2000s-hits-news.152577.html" target="_blank">Young Guru has shared his thoughts</a> on that track and a slew of other iconic Philly rap songs. <strong>Jason Kempin/Getty Images</strong>According to&nbsp;HipHopDX,&nbsp;Young Guru recently reflected on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-baby-assists-philadelphia-rapper-lil-muk-on-living-life-new-song.1990249.html" target="_blank">the Philly rap scene</a> after&nbsp;Ryan Press &mdash; the President of&nbsp;North America Warner Chappell Music Publishing &mdash; asked him to share his thoughts on the "top 5 Philly Rap songs by Philly artist of all time." Given his&nbsp;longtime affiliation <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-thanks-jay-z-for-clearing-7-samples-on-drillmatic-news.154637.html" target="_blank">with Jay-Z</a>, it should be no surprise that Beanie Sigel made the cut, but the rest of Young Guru's list might surprise. After putting out a disclaimer that his list had no order, Young Guru revealed that his top 5 Philly rap songs of all time are "Summertime" by&nbsp;DJ Jazzy Jeff &amp; The Fresh Prince, "What We Do" by Freeway and Beanie Sigel, "Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)" by Meek Mill," "P.S.K. (What Does That Mean?)" by Schoolly D, and "Flipside" by Freeway and Peedi Crakk. Revisit Young Guru's picks for the best five Philadelphia rap songs by Philly natives below, and let us know in the comments what your type five would be. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71488/title.young-guru-names-top-five-philly-rap-songs-of-all-time" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/young-guru-ranks-the-best-philadelphia-rap-songs-of-all-time-news.154659.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/young-guru-ranks-the-best-philadelphia-rap-songs-of-all-time-news.154659.html</a>249277article, Young Guru Ranks The Best Philadelphia Rap Songs Of All Timeblogs/7-2022/249277-young-guru-ranks-be-s.jpg1Jayson Tatum & Ella Mai Fuel Dating Rumors After July 4th Meet-Upshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jayson-tatum-and-ella-mai-fuel-dating-rumors-after-july-4th-meet-ups-nefeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-jayson-tatum-ella-mai-fuel-dating-rumors-after-july-4th-meet/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-jayson-tatum-ella-mai-fuel-dating-rumors-after-july-4th-meet/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 13:05 GMT Jayson Tatum and Ella Mai are rumored to be dating after the two were spotted together celebrating Independence Day. Tatum and Mai were first spotted together at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ella-mai-and-jayson-tatum-link-up-at-michael-rubins-fourth-of-july-party-news.154568.html" target="_blank">Michael Rubin&lsquo;s annual Fourth of July White Party</a> in the Hamptons, and then again later at Coney Island. In a recap video posted by Will Makris, Tatum and Mai can be seen standing close to one another at Rubin's party. "Humbled to be a small part of bringing so many incredible people together," Makris captioned the video. "What a night!!" Emma McIntyre / Getty ImagesLater in the weekend, the two could be seen walking together at Coney Island in a video circulating on social media. This isn't the first time Tatum and Mai have been rumored to be dating. Clutchpoints reports that they've been dating since at least October 2020, when she was spotted at his home. Tatum is just a&nbsp;few weeks removed from an NBA Finals appearance that saw his Boston Celtics lose to the Golden State Warriors. Mai&nbsp;has seen success at the highest level as well, winning a&nbsp;Grammy Award for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nyce-comes-through-with-his-own-bood-up-remix-new-song.1979720.html" target="_blank">her 2019 track&nbsp;"Boo'd Up."</a> The track was honored as the&nbsp;Best R&amp;B Song for the year and also received a nomination for&nbsp;Song of the Year. Check out Tatum and Ella Mai at the six-second mark of Makris' video below as well as a clip from The Shade Room. [<a href="https://nypost.com/2022/07/05/jayson-tatum-ella-mai-spark-dating-rumors-at-july-4th-party/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jayson-tatum-and-ella-mai-fuel-dating-rumors-after-july-4th-meet-ups-news.154656.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jayson-tatum-and-ella-mai-fuel-dating-rumors-after-july-4th-meet-ups-news.154656.html</a>249278article, Jayson Tatum & Ella Mai Fuel Dating Rumors After July 4th Meet-Upsblogs/7-2022/249278-jayson-tatum-ella-m-s.jpg1Joe Biden Speaks To Brittney Griner's Wife: Detailshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joe-biden-speaks-to-brittney-griners-wife-details-news.154660.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-joe-biden-speaks-brittney-griners-wife-details/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-joe-biden-speaks-brittney-griners-wife-details/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 12:50 GMT Brittney Griner is one of the biggest stories in the sports world right now.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brittney-griner-pleads-not-guilty-court-extends-time-in-jail-news.149236.html" target="_blank">She is currently locked up in a Russian prison</a> on drug trafficking charges, and she is about to take part in a criminal trial that many believe will only lead to more imprisonment. It is a truly terrible situation, and it is one that the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/vladimir-putins-aid-claims-brittney-griner-is-not-a-political-prisoner-news.153943.html" target="_blank">United State Government has gotten involved in.</a> With progress moving at a snail's pace, Griner decided to <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brittney-griner-pens-letter-to-president-joe-biden-news.154558.html" target="_blank">write a letter addressed to President Joe Biden</a>. This letter saw Griner pleading for a resolution as she is very scared that she will end up in prison for the rest of her life, with no way home. Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesAccording to TMZ, Biden was made aware of the letter and he has since responded. In a phone call this past week, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to Brittney's wife Cherelle. It was here that the Biden administration tried to assure Cherelle that the United States is doing everything it can to make sure Griner gets home safely, and as soon as humanly possible. Biden has since&nbsp;"directed his national security team to remain in regular contact with Cherelle and Brittney&rsquo;s family, and with other families of Americans held hostage or wrongfully detained abroad, to keep them updated on efforts to secure the release of their loved ones as quickly as possible." This remains a developing story, so stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/06/GettyImages-1406805135.jpg" title="" /></div> Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images[<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/06/joe-biden-calls-brittney-griners-wife/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joe-biden-speaks-to-brittney-griners-wife-details-news.154660.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joe-biden-speaks-to-brittney-griners-wife-details-news.154660.html</a>249270article, Joe Biden Speaks To Brittney Griner's Wife: Detailsblogs/7-2022/249270-joe-biden-speaks-br-s.jpg1Bobby Shmurda Drops Teaser For New Track "Hoochi Daddy"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-drops-teaser-for-new-track-hoochi-daddy-news.154658.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-bobby-shmurda-drops-teaser-new-track-hoochi-daddy/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-bobby-shmurda-drops-teaser-new-track-hoochi-daddy/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 12:32 GMT Ever since coming out of prison,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-is-upset-producers-are-asking-for-some-crazy-sh-t-news.153930.html" target="_blank">Bobby Shmurda has been changing up his sound.</a> Music has changed a lot ever since he's been away, so it only makes sense that he would want to evolve with the times and give fans something that&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-approves-of-jack-harlows-first-class-by-showing-off-dance-moves-news.151805.html" target="_blank">they are just a tad more familiar with sonically.</a> This has resulted in some hyped-up party tracks that have piqued the curiosity of listeners. From song to song, Shmurda has become a bit more unpredictable, and this evolution has led him into his most recent single, which he teased on Instagram last night to his 5.7 million followers. Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesAs you can see down below, the new song is called "Hoochi Daddy" and it will be dropping on Friday, July 15th, which is in about nine days from now. In terms of the song itself, there is no doubt that Bobby is providing a ton of energy as he raps over some incredibly fast drums. The music video is extremely colorful as Bobby finds himself in a pastel-colored home surrounded by pink weapons and women who are also dressed in some bold outfits. Let us know what you think of the song teaser, in the comments below, and stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates from around the hip-hop world. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-drops-teaser-for-new-track-hoochi-daddy-news.154658.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-drops-teaser-for-new-track-hoochi-daddy-news.154658.html</a>249271article, Bobby Shmurda Drops Teaser For New Track "Hoochi Daddy"blogs/7-2022/249271-bobby-shmurda-drops-s.jpg1Baker Mayfield Yielding Interest From These Four Teamshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/baker-mayfield-yielding-interest-from-these-four-teams-news.154657.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-baker-mayfield-yielding-interest-these-four-teams/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-baker-mayfield-yielding-interest-these-four-teams/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 12:11 GMT Baker Mayfield has been completely <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/baker-mayfield-is-done-with-the-browns-news.154322.html" target="_blank">disrespected by the Cleveland Browns</a>. He was the team's starting quarterback, however, after facing shoulder injuries last season, the Browns decided to just give up on him entirely. In the offseason, the Browns signed Deshaun Watson to a monstrous deal that will probably hurt the team in the long run as the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nfl-responds-to-latest-deshaun-watson-development-news.153909.html" target="_blank">QB will supposedly be suspended for at least one entire season.</a> Meanwhile, Mayfield wants out and has no plans to be the team's starter should Watson get suspended. This is the worst-case scenario for the Browns, although it is all their fault. They could have had a functional team this season, but instead, they got greedy and now they may be without a viable starter once the season rolls around. Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesIn the meantime, Mayfield has been looking for a new NFL home. This would have to come in the form of a trade, and for now, it doesn't seem like there are any takers, or at least not yet. According to reporter Michael Balko, there are four teams interested in Mayfield, and they are all teams in need of a QB, or at least a backup.&nbsp; These teams are the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the case of the Bucs, Mayfield would simply be a backup for Tom Brady. There is no telling where Mayfield will go, so stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and details. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/baker-mayfield-yielding-interest-from-these-four-teams-news.154657.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/baker-mayfield-yielding-interest-from-these-four-teams-news.154657.html</a>249272article, Baker Mayfield Yielding Interest From These Four Teamsblogs/7-2022/249272-baker-mayfield-yiel-s.jpg1Dr. Dre's Attorney Reveals Disney Offered Him $4M Deal After "The Chronic"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dr-dres-attorney-reveals-disney-offered-him-s4m-deal-after-the-chronic-features/blogs/itstheboombap-dr-dres-attorney-reveals-disney-offered-him-4m-deal-after-th/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-dr-dres-attorney-reveals-disney-offered-him-4m-deal-after-th/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 11:57 GMT Death Row wouldn't have been a cultural institute if it hadn't been for Dr. Dre. The legendary producer's debut album,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/classic-rotation-dr-dre-s-the-chronic-news.8550.html" target="_blank">The Chronic</a>shifted the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dr-dres-the-chronic-archived-in-library-of-congress-news.107161.html" target="_blank">sound of the West Coast&nbsp;and hip-hop forever</a> before records like Snoop Dogg's&nbsp;Doggystyle&nbsp;further cemented his Midas touch in the rap game. However, around that time, Disney also had some interest in scooping up Dre for their record label. Chris Weeks/Liaison/Getty ImagesPeter Paterno, Dre's attorney, recently sat down with Samson Shulman on the&nbsp;Connection is Magic podcast where he detailed Disney's attempt at procuring the Compton producer on their label. He revealed that the success of&nbsp;The Chronic, which secured the #1 spot on Billboard's Top R&amp;B/Hip Hop Albums and produced two top 10 singles on the Hot 100, sparked interest from Michael Eisner, the former&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/beats-by-dre-and-disney-grab-lil-yachty-for-mickey-mouse-collaboration-news.62438.html" target="_blank">Disney</a> CEO. At the time, Paterno served as the president of Disney's Hollywood Records and Eisner inquired about his relationship with Dre. "We&rsquo;d have these music meetings every week with Michael Eisner at Disney, and Michael Eisner came by and he sees the record&rsquo;s at No. 1 and he goes, &lsquo;I thought you had a relationship with this guy?'&rdquo; Paterno recalled. After confirming that he did know Dre, he explained that it might not be in Disney's best interest to ink a deal with him. "He said, &lsquo;How come we don&rsquo;t have this record?&rsquo; I go, &lsquo;Well, Michael, let me just read you some of the lyrics&hellip; Muthafucka, muthafucka. And you know what this is on the cover? That&rsquo;s a marijuana leaf.&rsquo; The deal was $4 million. He goes, &lsquo;We can&rsquo;t do that!&rsquo; I go, &lsquo;That&rsquo;s why he&rsquo;s not on the label.'&rdquo; Paterno said that he previously worked alongside Dre when he reached out to him to produce a song for the Disney-signed group, The Party, for their 1992 album&nbsp;Free. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dr-dres-attorney-reveals-disney-offered-him-s4m-deal-after-the-chronic-news.154655.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dr-dres-attorney-reveals-disney-offered-him-s4m-deal-after-the-chronic-news.154655.html</a>249264article, Dr. Dre's Attorney Reveals Disney Offered Him $4M Deal After "The Chronic"blogs/7-2022/249264-dr-dres-attorney-re-s.jpg1Kevin Durant To Toronto Could Make The Most Sense: Reporthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-to-toronto-could-make-the-most-sense-report-news.154654.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-toronto-could-make-most-sense-report/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-toronto-could-make-most-sense-report/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 11:48 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-talks-get-huge-update-news.154587.html" target="_blank">Ever since Kevin Durant requested a trade out of Brooklyn</a>, there have been plenty of rumors surrounding where he is going to go next. As it stands, the conventional wisdom states that KD is going to go to the Phoenix Suns or the Miami Heat, as these are the two teams he requested. Some also think that KD is just going to stay in Brooklyn as the Nets won't be able to find a suitable trade partner&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-asking-price-revealed-news.154595.html" target="_blank">that can give them what they want and need.&nbsp;</a> There are some darkhorse teams coming into the picture now, including the Toronto Raptors, who won a championship back in 2019. They have a ton of assets including Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and OG Anunoby. The Raptors also have a ton of draft capital, which means they are in a good position to make a trade.&nbsp; Elsa/Getty ImagesIn fact, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, it appears as though the Raptors are the only team that makes sense for the Nets to do a deal with right now. A trade with the Raptors would not require a third team, and there is enough there for KD to win a championship in his first year. "The most seemless trade for Brooklyn is with Toronto," Woj explained. "That's the least complicated deal and people should keep watching as the Raptors stay involved in these conversations." For now, trade talks are still in their infancy, and it is going to take a while before things really get going. With that said, stay tuned to HNHH for more updates from around the NBA. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-to-toronto-could-make-the-most-sense-report-news.154654.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-to-toronto-could-make-the-most-sense-report-news.154654.html</a>249265article, Kevin Durant To Toronto Could Make The Most Sense: Reportblogs/7-2022/249265-kevin-durant-toront-s.jpg1DJ Khaled Announces New Album, "God Did"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-khaled-announces-new-album-god-did-news.154653.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-dj-khaled-announces-new-album-god-did/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-dj-khaled-announces-new-album-god-did/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 11:38 GMT DJ Khaled has announced that the title for his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-dj-khaled-link-up-in-the-studio-following-honestly-nevermind-release-news.153885.html" target="_blank">previously teased upcoming album</a> will be God Did. Officially revealing the project in a post on Instagram, Wednesday, Khaled remarked that the album is "coming soon." "'GOD DID' THE OFFICIAL ALBUM TITLE FOR MY 13TH STUDIO ALBUM COMING SOON," Khaled captioned a video montage of behind-the-scenes moments from making the album, as well as his personal life. "I made this album for all the believers and non believers. They didn&rsquo;t believe in us&hellip;do you?" Amanda Edwards / Getty ImagesWhile Khaled didn't reveal the tracklist for the project, he's hinted at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-khaled-teases-jay-z-collaboration-on-new-album-news.153477.html" target="_blank">working with numerous high-profile artists</a> in recent months including Drake, Jay-Z, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, and more. "They ain&rsquo;t believe in us , @lilbaby did!!!!!! Lil baby did !!!!!!!!!!!!! Album mode it&rsquo;s special, VERY SPECIAL!" Khaled wrote in post from May featuring several pictures of himself in the studio with Baby. God Did will be the iconic DJ's first full-length album since 2021's&nbsp;Khaled Khaled. That project featured collaborations with&nbsp;Lil Wayne, Jeremih, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Cardi B, H.E.R., Migos, and many more. The album debuted at No. 1 debut on the Billboard Top 200, making it his third album to do so, while moving&nbsp;93,000 album-equivalent units. Check out Khaled's announcement for God Did below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-khaled-announces-new-album-god-did-news.154653.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-khaled-announces-new-album-god-did-news.154653.html</a>249266article, DJ Khaled Announces New Album "God Did"blogs/7-2022/249266-dj-khaled-announces-s.jpg1Kodak Black Wants Trump To Be The President Foreverhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kodak-black-wants-trump-to-be-the-president-forever-news.154649.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kodak-black-wants-trump-be-president-forever/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kodak-black-wants-trump-be-president-forever/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 11:28 GMT While the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dl-hughley-says-donald-trump-should-be-in-prison-after-january-6th-hearings-news.154557.html" target="_blank">Jan. 6th hearings </a>are expected to continue next week, Kodak Black is making it clear that <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kodak-black-says-voting-out-trump-is-worst-thing-that-america-could-have-did-news.148660.html" target="_blank">he'd like to see Trump in office</a>. It's no secret that Yak is a big fan of the former president of the United States after Trump gave him a pardon and released him from prison just before his term ended. Jerritt Clark/Getty ImagesFollowing the 4th of July, Kodak Black shared a video on Instagram where he offered a massive endorsement for Trump. Yak explained that America's government should be set up similarly to Russia and China with Trump leading the country. "We need Trump in office forever, man. Just like how them Chinese and Russian and Korean muthafuckas they have their president. Trump the best thing for America &mdash; ya heard me &mdash; for sure. I respect that boy logic, setup and whole rundown even if he didn&rsquo;t free me," he said. Yak continued to explain that Trump would've brought <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brittney-griner-gets-disappointing-news-from-russian-officials-details-news.153554.html" target="_blank">Brittney Griner </a>back home, referring to him as the "GOAT." Ultimately, Yak said that he thinks Trump needed another term to accomplish his political goals. "When you got mothafuckin office for only like four years, that ain&rsquo;t enough time for a n***a to run they play and the shit they got to do,&rdquo; Kodak&nbsp;said. &ldquo;By the time they get done, another mothafucka in office and he fuck shit up. Man, give my dog a lil more time to do what he do for real.&rdquo; Check the clip out below.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kodak-black-wants-trump-to-be-the-president-forever-news.154649.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kodak-black-wants-trump-to-be-the-president-forever-news.154649.html</a>249267article, Kodak Black Wants Trump To Be The President Foreverblogs/7-2022/249267-kodak-black-wants-t-s.jpg1Jordan Legacy 312 Low Receives Unique New Colorway: Photoshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-receives-unique-new-colorway-photos-news.154652.hfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-jordan-legacy-312-low-receives-unique-new-colorway-photos/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-jordan-legacy-312-low-receives-unique-new-colorway-photos/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 11:17 GMT One sneaker that has made a big comeback <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-black-and-gold-unveiled-official-photos-news.154602.html" target="_blank">as of late is the Jordan Legacy 312 Low</a>. This is a sneaker that did not get a whole lot of love when it first came out, however, it seems to have picked up some momentum as of late thanks to a plethora of new and unique colorways. We have been reporting on these new offerings and they seem to be getting quite a bit of love.&nbsp; The latest of these offerings can be found down below, and there is no doubt that it is an interesting color scheme. The shoe has a white base, while tan and black overlays are placed over the top. From there, the shoe has some orange trim on the top. Perhaps the most unique part of the shoe is the back of the midsole where we have a green and blue gradient aesthetic. Overall, this shoe is very interesting and should prove to get fans excited. For now, this sneaker does not have a release date, although it should be dropping soon for a price of $130 USD. Let us know what you think of these kicks, in the comments down below, and as always, stay tuned to HNHH as we will be sure to bring you all of the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world. Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Jordan-Legacy-312-Low-Gradient-DZ2762-101-Release-Date.jpeg" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Jordan-Legacy-312-Low-Gradient-DZ2762-101-Release-Date-3.jpeg" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Jordan-Legacy-312-Low-Gradient-DZ2762-101-Release-Date-5.jpeg" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Jordan-Legacy-312-Low-Gradient-DZ2762-101-Release-Date-1.jpeg" title="" /></div> Image via Nike via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-receives-unique-new-colorway-photos-news.154652.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-receives-unique-new-colorway-photos-news.154652.html</a>249268article, Jordan Legacy 312 Low Receives Unique New Colorway: Photosblogs/7-2022/249268-jordan-legacy-312-l-s.jpg1Beyonc Earns 1st Top 10 Single In 6 Years With "Break My Soul"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/beyonc-earns-1st-top-10-single-in-6-years-with-break-my-soul-news.15465features/blogs/itstheboombap-beyonc-earns-1st-top-10-single-6-years-with-break-my-soul/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-beyonc-earns-1st-top-10-single-6-years-with-break-my-soul/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 11:03 GMT Beyonc&eacute; earned her first top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in six years following the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/beyonc-announces-new-single-break-my-soul-dropping-at-midnight-news.153826.html" target="_blank">release of "Break My Soul."</a> The song will be included on the legendary singer's upcoming album,&nbsp;Renaissance. The new track sees&nbsp;Beyonc&eacute; bring her singing talents to house-inspired dance beats. The last time&nbsp;Beyonc&eacute; was listed in the top 10 of the Hot 100 came by way of 2016's "Formation." While her last appearance as a solo artist was in 2016, she's popped up on a pair of collaborations that found their way to the top of the chart in the time since. Her "Perfect Duet" with Ed Sheeran and her 2020 remix of Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage," both reached number 1 on the chart. Buda Mendes / Getty ImagesBeyonc&eacute;'s seventh solo studio album is scheduled for release on&nbsp;July 29. She recently published a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/beyonc-updates-fans-on-renaissance-creative-process-and-shares-possible-art-news.154366.html" target="_blank">lengthy post on Instagram</a> discussing the upcoming project, in which she shared the&nbsp;Renaissance&nbsp;album cover. The artwork features&nbsp;Beyonc&eacute; riding a horse in front of a black backdrop.&nbsp; "Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom," Beyonc&eacute; wrote. "It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are." Check out the cover art for&nbsp;Renaissance&nbsp;below. [<a href="https://ew.com/music/beyonce-break-my-soul-billboard-hot-100-top-10/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/beyonc-earns-1st-top-10-single-in-6-years-with-break-my-soul-news.154651.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/beyonc-earns-1st-top-10-single-in-6-years-with-break-my-soul-news.154651.html</a>249259article, Beyonc Earns 1st Top 10 Single In 6 Years With "Break My Soul"blogs/7-2022/249259-beyonc-earns-1st-to-s.jpg1Russ Shares "Paddington Freestyle"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/russ-shares-paddington-freestyle-new-song.1994918.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-russ-shares-paddington-freestyle/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-russ-shares-paddington-freestyle/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 10:58 GMT Russ is on yet another impressive run in 2022. The rapper's remained highly active since dropping off&nbsp;Chomp 2 in late 20221. Throughout the year, he's delivered a slew of new&nbsp;records that have fans anticipating his next body of work.&nbsp; This morning, Russ unveiled his latest single, "Paddington Freestyle." On the new record, Russ takes on a gentle, picked-up soul sample with equal parts braggadocio and introspection. The rapper also shared a video for the song which finds him cruising around in a Bentley while rapping to the camera.&nbsp; The latest from Russ comes after he dropped off singles like "Yes Sir," "If Not Now, When?" and "HANDSOMER" ft. Ktlyn. We'll keep you posted on any more updates surrounding new releases from Russ. Check his new single below. <strong>Quotable Lyrics </strong>Y'all let them down the wrong path, I'm givin' people real light My body might be Muggsy, but my spirit is Shaquille height Do it like I'm Phil Knight, I'm business oriented I'm thirty-million past the part that said my story ended<strong> </strong> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/russ-shares-paddington-freestyle-new-song.1994918.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/russ-shares-paddington-freestyle-new-song.1994918.html</a>249260song, Russ Shares "Paddington Freestyle"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Tommy Fury Reacts To Being Dropped From Jake Paul Fighthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tommy-fury-reacts-to-being-dropped-from-jake-paul-fight-news.154650.htmfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-tommy-fury-reacts-being-dropped-jake-paul-fight/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tommy-fury-reacts-being-dropped-jake-paul-fight/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 10:49 GMT Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have had a contentious history. The two were supposed to fight each other back in December although things eventually fell through as Fury was battling an injury. On August 6th,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jake-paul-and-tommy-fury-come-to-terms-on-a-fight-date-news.153969.html" target="_blank">the two were going to fight at Madison Square Garden,</a> but now, Fury's issues with entering the United States have ultimately put a stop to the fight. In fact,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jake-paul-cuts-off-tommy-fury-new-opponent-to-be-announced-news.154646.html" target="_blank">Paul took to Twitter today where he announced that Fury was being cut off completely.</a> "Fury&rsquo;s received a termination notice," Paul said. "MVP did everything it could 2 help him &amp; team. He wasn&rsquo;t interested &amp; he literally went into hiding. 2nd time in a row he has pulled out. 2nd time in a row I&rsquo;m going to step up &amp; take on a new opponent on short notice. AUG 6. MSG." According to TMZ, Fury has since responded to Paul's decision. Fury claims he is upset over what is happening and that in the future, he would love to fight Paul in a neutral country. For now, however, it doesn't seem like Paul is all that interested. "I'm gutted and disappointed in regards to the issues I have faced with entry into the USA," Fury said. "This is something that myself or my team could have never anticipated happening. This situation has been left with my lawyers as being denied entry to a country is obviously a very serious issue and it needs to subsequently be resolved.&nbsp;I want to clarify that I will fight in a neutral country that both parties can enter. This can be any time, any place, any where." Julian Finney/Getty ImagesStay tuned to HNHH as we will continue to bring you updates on this developing story. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/06/jake-paul-scraps-tommy-fury-fight-claims-boxer-went-into-hiding/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tommy-fury-reacts-to-being-dropped-from-jake-paul-fight-news.154650.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tommy-fury-reacts-to-being-dropped-from-jake-paul-fight-news.154650.html</a>249261article, Tommy Fury Reacts To Being Dropped From Jake Paul Fightblogs/7-2022/249261-tommy-fury-reacts-b-s.jpg1Drake Ties Kendrick Lamar's Record For Biggest Hot 100 Fall-Off With "Texts Go Green"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-ties-kendrick-lamars-record-for-biggest-hot-100-fall-off-with-texfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-drake-ties-kendrick-lamars-record-biggest-hot-100-fallof/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-drake-ties-kendrick-lamars-record-biggest-hot-100-fallof/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 10:31 GMT Kendrick Lamar is no longer alone in holding the record for suffering the biggest&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kendrick-lamars-we-cry-together-falls-a-record-breaking-81-spots-on-hot-100-chart-news.152934.html" target="_blank">single-week drop in Billboard Hot 100 history</a> after Drake's recent track,&nbsp;&ldquo;Texts Go Green," suffered the same unfortunate fate this week.&nbsp;Lamar's "We Cry Together" had set a record when it fell&nbsp;81 spots in a single week earlier this year. Both Lamar's&nbsp;Mr. Morale &amp; The Big Steppers track and Drake's&nbsp;Honestly, Nevermind song fell 81 spots the week following their debut on the charts. "We Cry Together" began at number 16 before dropping to number 97, while "Texts Go Green" kicked off at number 13 before falling to number&nbsp;94. Kevin Winter / Getty ImagesThe fall of &ldquo;We Cry Together&rdquo; could be explained by its argumentative concept, which makes it an extremely uncomfortable listen, especially outside of the greater context of&nbsp;Mr. Morale &amp; The Big Steppers&nbsp;as a whole. On the other hand, the fall of &ldquo;Text Go Green&rdquo; is likely more disappointing for Drake as it clearly is going for a more replayable vibe. Regardless, Drake's&nbsp;Honestly, Nevermind&nbsp;still sits at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 as a whole. In addition to "Texts Go Green," the project's songs,&nbsp;&ldquo;Jimmy Cooks&rdquo; (No. 5), &ldquo;Sticky&rdquo; (No. 17), &ldquo;Massive&rdquo; (No. 44), and &ldquo;Falling Back&rdquo; (No. 64) are all listed on the Billboard Hot 100. Drake has also teased that he'll be releasing more music soon, saying on <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drakes-next-projects-could-include-a-new-scary-hours-ep-and-a-poetry-book-news.153697.html" target="_blank">his SiriusXM radio show</a>: &ldquo;I got another Scary Hours pack coming too in a little bit. I&rsquo;ma slap some headtops off with this Scary Hours pack.&rdquo; Check out "We Cry Together" and "Texts Go Green" below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71514/title.drake-equals-kendrick-lamar-billboard-hot-100-record" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-ties-kendrick-lamars-record-for-biggest-hot-100-fall-off-with-texts-go-green-news.154647.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-ties-kendrick-lamars-record-for-biggest-hot-100-fall-off-with-texts-go-green-news.154647.html</a>249262article, Drake Ties Kendrick Lamar's Record For Biggest Hot 100 Fall-Off With "Texts Go Green"blogs/7-2022/249262-drake-ties-kendrick-s.jpg1Kevin Durant Reacts To Chet Holmgren Showing Out In His Numberhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-reacts-to-chet-holmgren-showing-out-in-his-number-news.154features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-reacts-chet-holmgren-showing-out-his-numb/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-reacts-chet-holmgren-showing-out-his-numb/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 10:29 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chet-holmgren-draws-comparisons-to-kd-after-summer-league-debut-news.154641.html" target="_blank">Chet Holmgren had an amazing Summer League debut</a>&nbsp;for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. The second overall pick was able to notch 23 points all while picking up seven rebounds, four assists, and six blocks. This was a pretty wild statline, especially since many pundits were saying that Holmgren wouldn't be able to make it in today's NBA. In the end, Holmgren was able to prove a whole lot of people wrong.&nbsp; In the highlights clip down below, Holmgren was able to make a lot of defenders look silly, and he even looked like a mix between Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki. Both of those legends are tall guys who can shoot the ball with ease, and so far, it looks like Holmgren might be able to live up to the hype. After the game, it was reported that Holmgren was wearing a pair of Nike KD 15s, which is pretty on the nose. Not to mention, he was wearing KD's number seven, which just added to the comparison. Eventually, KD himself saw the comparisons, which led to a shoutout on Twitter that should make Holmgren proud of himself. "I see u cookin 7. First day on the job was a success, love the kicks," KD wrote. Holmgren has yet to face the league's superstars, although it should be interesting to watch. Hopefully, he can continue to make Thunder fans excited. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-reacts-to-chet-holmgren-showing-out-in-his-number-news.154648.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-reacts-to-chet-holmgren-showing-out-in-his-number-news.154648.html</a>249263article, Kevin Durant Reacts To Chet Holmgren Showing Out In His Numberbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Nick Cannon Responds To Rumor That He Wore A Cheerleading Uniform In Bedhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nick-cannon-responds-to-rumor-that-he-wore-a-cheerleading-uniform-in-befeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-nick-cannon-responds-rumor-that-he-wore-cheerleading-un/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nick-cannon-responds-rumor-that-he-wore-cheerleading-un/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 09:50 GMT Nick Cannon has responded to a claim from&nbsp;Tyisha Hampton that he <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kel-mitchells-ex-claims-she-found-nick-cannon-wearing-her-cheerleading-uniform-for-her-man-news.154589.html" target="_blank">wore a cheerleading uniform in bed for&nbsp;Kel Mitchell</a>. Hampton, who was married to Mitchell from&nbsp;1999&ndash;2005, said on TikTok that she once walked in on Cannon wearing the outfit in an attempt to cheer Mitchell up after he had cheated on her. "Yep!! We Probably had the big ear of corn, a bunch of orange soda, and a couple of Kids Choice Awards up our ass too!" Cannon commented on&nbsp;Baller Alert&lsquo;s Instagram page in response with several laughing emojis. Mike Coppola / Getty ImagesThe original TikTok post was prefaced, &ldquo;You can definitely be blinded by love," and featured Beyonc&eacute;&rsquo;s &ldquo;Drunk In Love&rdquo;&nbsp;playing in the background of the clip. &ldquo;Remembering when I came home early #NickCannon wearing my full cheerleading uniform (including the briefs) doing cheers on the bed for my ex-husband #KelMitchell to cheer him up because he cheated on me,&rdquo;&nbsp;the caption reads. Hampton and Mitchell divorced&nbsp;in 2005 and share two grown children. Hampton has accused Mitchell of&nbsp;being abusive during their marriage and has said he&nbsp;owes her child support. Cannon is currently waiting on&nbsp;the arrival of his eighth child, the mother of whom is&nbsp;Bre Tiesi. She is expected to be due at <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bre-tiesi-reveals-nick-cannons-baby-mamas-schedule-time-with-him-through-an-assistant-news.154104.html" target="_blank">some point in 2022</a>. Check out&nbsp;Hampton's TikTok post below. <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@deadbeats_asmr_laws" target="_blank">@deadbeats_asmr_laws</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/kelmitchell" target="_blank">#kelmitchell</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/nickcannon" target="_blank">#nickcannon</a> you promised me you would clean it and bring it back ! <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wheresmychearleaderuniform" target="_blank">#wheresmychearleaderuniform</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/roleplay" target="_blank">#roleplay</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/Drunk-in-lovee-I-want-you-7092920492323179310" target="_blank">? Drunk in lovee I want you - ???????????????? ????????????</a>[<a href="https://allhiphop.com/news/nick-cannon-responds-to-allegations-he-was-caught-wearing-a-cheerleading-uniform-in-bed-with-kel-mitchell/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nick-cannon-responds-to-rumor-that-he-wore-a-cheerleading-uniform-in-bed-news.154642.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nick-cannon-responds-to-rumor-that-he-wore-a-cheerleading-uniform-in-bed-news.154642.html</a>249253article, Nick Cannon Responds To Rumor That He Wore A Cheerleading Uniform In Bedblogs/7-2022/249253-nick-cannon-respond-s.jpg1Bryce James Is Almost As Tall As LeBron In Striking New Photohttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bryce-james-is-almost-as-tall-as-lebron-in-striking-new-photo-news.1546features/blogs/itstheboombap-bryce-james-is-almost-as-tall-as-lebron-striking-new-phot/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-bryce-james-is-almost-as-tall-as-lebron-striking-new-phot/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 09:48 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-shows-the-entire-league-hes-still-got-it-news.154583.html" target="_blank">LeBron James is headed into his 20th season</a>&nbsp;in the NBA and there is no doubt that fans are hyped to see what kind of basketball he gives us. James will turn 38 years old this season although there is an expectation that he will continue to be a top 5 player in the league. No one has had this kind of longevity before, and there is now a sense that he will someday&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-hoops-with-bronny-and-bryce-in-the-driveway-watch-news.153304.html" target="_blank">get to play with his sons Bronny Jr. and Bryce Maximus.</a> Bryce is just 15 years old but he is <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-reacts-to-bryce-james-latest-highlight-reel-play-news.152785.html" target="_blank">already approaching LeBron's height</a>. In a brand new photo that eventually went viral on Twitter, it appears as though Bryce is almost as tall as LeBron, who is 6'8". As you can see, Bryce is missing just a couple of inches, which ultimately puts the High School baller at 6'4" or thereabouts. NBA Twitter was immediately intrigued by this photo as tons of fans commented on Bryce's NBA prospects. Some believe that Bryce is a better player than Bronny and that if any of them are going to make the NBA, it is going to have to be Bryce. There is this belief that Bryce has all of the makings of an NBA star, although that is definitely a lot of pressure to put on someone who just played for their Junior Varsity squad last season. Either way, Bryce has LeBron to fall back on for advice, which means the kid is most certainly being set up for success. Only time will tell whether or not he makes the NBA. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bryce-james-is-almost-as-tall-as-lebron-in-striking-new-photo-news.154644.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bryce-james-is-almost-as-tall-as-lebron-in-striking-new-photo-news.154644.html</a>249254article, Bryce James Is Almost As Tall As LeBron In Striking New Photobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Moneybagg Yo Is In His Zone In New Song Snippethttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-is-in-his-zone-in-new-song-snippet-news.154640.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-moneybagg-yo-is-his-zone-new-song-snippet/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-moneybagg-yo-is-his-zone-new-song-snippet/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 09:31 GMT It's been over a year since Moneybagg Yo released<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-shares-a-gangstas-pain-reloaded-ft-lil-wayne-ashanti-pharrell-williams-dj-khaled-lil-du-new-mixtape.122085.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;A Gangsta's Pain,</a> and fans have eagerly awaited his follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2021 project. The Memphis rapper continued to tease the project since the beginning of the year, kicking off the campaign with "<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-wants-to-take-over-the-summer-with-see-wat-im-sayin-new-song.1994685.html" target="_blank">See Wat I'm Sayin.</a>" Though he hasn't hinted at a release date yet, he continues to offer insight into what he has in store this year. Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesBagg hit the 'Gram this week where he teased some new heat that he has on the way. He previewed a new song on social media without indicating a title or a release date. In the record, the rapper tackles dark, piano-heavy production as he reflects on his journey to the top. "My lil'young b*tch say I'm foolish, I can't quit the drank for nun'/ Everyday I make sum' shake, you n***a wakin' up for nun'/ I lost day one n***as, family too, that's what the money done," Bagg raps on the record. Bagg's already delivered&nbsp;a slew of bangers this year, in addition to "See Wat I'm Sayin." He teamed up with Kodak Black on "<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-and-kodak-black-link-up-for-rocky-road-song-and-music-video-new-song.1994621.html" target="_blank">Rocky Road"</a> and recently appeared on CMG's new song, "<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/yo-gotti-rallies-moneybagg-yo-mozzy-and-lil-poppa-for-cmgs-big-league-new-song.1994709.html" target="_blank">Big League</a>" for the NBA Finals. Check out Bagg's latest snippet below and sound off in the comments with your thoughts on the preview.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-is-in-his-zone-in-new-song-snippet-news.154640.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-is-in-his-zone-in-new-song-snippet-news.154640.html</a>249255article, Moneybagg Yo Is In His Zone In New Song Snippetblogs/7-2022/249255-moneybagg-yo-is-his-s.jpg1Lakers Make Key Signing Amid Kyrie Irving Rumorshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lakers-make-key-signing-amid-kyrie-irving-rumors-news.154643.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-lakers-make-key-signing-amid-kyrie-irving-rumors/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lakers-make-key-signing-amid-kyrie-irving-rumors/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 09:24 GMT Every single offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers are the most talked-about team in the entire league. This is one of the most legendary franchises in the history of the sport, so it should come as no surprise that fans are always curious as to what they are going to do. So far, the team has made some lowkey signings, all while signaling that they&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-halted-due-to-one-factor-news.154575.html" target="_blank">want to trade for Kyrie Irving.</a> For now,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-has-no-traction-news.154597.html" target="_blank">the Kyrie rumors are being put on the backburner</a> as numerous reports indicate that any trade talks between them and the Nets are dead in the water. Having said that, the Lakers are still making moves, and late last night, they decided to add center Thomas Bryant to their roster on a one-year deal. Rob Carr/Getty ImagesBryant actually used to play for the Lakers in his rookie season, although he eventually found himself in Washington where he had some productive seasons. Injuries have hampered him at times but when healthy, he is a player that can most definitely help the Lakers achieve their goals. The Lakers could use a Center to pair with the likes of Anthony Davis, and with AD's injury history, Bryant will most definitely act as a nice bit of insurance in case anything happens. The Lakers aren't done making moves just yet, so stay tuned to HNHH as we will be sure to bring you all of the latest news and updates from around the basketball world. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lakers-make-key-signing-amid-kyrie-irving-rumors-news.154643.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lakers-make-key-signing-amid-kyrie-irving-rumors-news.154643.html</a>249256article, Lakers Make Key Signing Amid Kyrie Irving Rumorsblogs/7-2022/249256-lakers-make-key-sig-s.jpg1Chet Holmgren Draws Comparisons To KD After Summer League Debuthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chet-holmgren-draws-comparisons-to-kd-after-summer-league-debut-news.15features/blogs/itstheboombap-chet-holmgren-draws-comparisons-kd-after-summer-league-de/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-chet-holmgren-draws-comparisons-kd-after-summer-league-de/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 09:07 GMT When Chet Holmgren was drafted second overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder, some people were screaming the word "bust" from the rooftops. Holmgren was a very good player at Gonzaga and his height certainly helped him on both ends of the floor. Having said that, Holmgren is quite skinny and there were fears that he is simply too skinny to compete against the big men of the NBA. Holmgren would have gone first overall if he had a bit more muscle on him, however, the Thunder were content with taking him at the two spot. So far, that move has been paying dividends for the Thunder as Holmgren showed out in his Summer League debut. The rookie scored 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and he even got six blocks which is a Summer League record. This was a huge game for Holmgren who was able to show people that he is worthy of the NBA game. There are many who thought his skills would not translate to the league, but this Summer League showing is certainly a cause for celebration. Sure, he's not playing NBA talent right now, but he is still showing people that he can put up numbers. Throughout the game, Holmgren got up some pretty impressive shots that had Thunder fans feeling nostalgic. Considering his build, many likened his game to that of Kevin Durant, and when you consider how Durant was a cornerstone of the Thunder franchise, you can see how fans would overreact to just one Summer League match. It remains to be seen how Holmgren will fair over the coming months, but so far, Thunder fans have reason to be excited. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chet-holmgren-draws-comparisons-to-kd-after-summer-league-debut-news.154641.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chet-holmgren-draws-comparisons-to-kd-after-summer-league-debut-news.154641.html</a>249257article, Chet Holmgren Draws Comparisons To KD After Summer League Debutbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1The Game Thanks Jay-Z For Clearing 7 Samples On "Drillmatic"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-thanks-jay-z-for-clearing-7-samples-on-drillmatic-news.154637.features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-game-thanks-jayz-clearing-7-samples-drillmatic/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-game-thanks-jayz-clearing-7-samples-drillmatic/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 08:39 GMT The Game is still on pace to release his forthcoming album,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-confirms-30-song-tracklist-for-drillmatic-news.152897.html" target="_blank">Drillmatic</a>&nbsp;this summer but <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-pushes-back-drillmatic-release-date-news.153424.html" target="_blank">there have been a few setbacks</a>. The release date was pushed back from June 17th to July 1st before being delayed, once again.&nbsp;A new date hasn't been announced but it appears that&nbsp;part of the delay was due to sample clearance issues. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesOn Tuesday morning, The Game shared a massive thank you to Jay-Z for clearing seven samples on his forthcoming album. Though the Compton rapper didn't reveal what songs he sampled, he provided a brief update on&nbsp;Drillmatic. "S/O to S. Dot for clearing all 7 samples on #Drillmatic,&rdquo; he wrote. &ldquo;3 more sample clearances &amp; the AOTY belongs to me &amp; hit-boy.&rdquo; The Game's&nbsp;latest song,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-and-hit-boy-charge-up-on-violence-new-song.1994837.html" target="_blank">"Violence"</a> not only contains a sample of Jeezy's "Go Crazy," which features Jay, but also has several references to Hov. Though The Game's previously taken shots at Jay-Z in the past, he&nbsp;admits on the record that he wished he could "reverse the bar I gave Hov on 'One Blood.'" In 2011, The Game&nbsp;revealed that he had a poor interaction with Jay-Z, which led him to fire shots on records like "One Blood," where he disses Jay-Z for rapping at 38, and "Uncle Otis." "I think that&rsquo;s where my <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/game-recalls-dissing-jay-z-and-says-the-two-respect-each-other-news.3707.html" target="_blank">short-lived hatred </a>came from," he said. "I had it like that he was just a great dude. I grew up off of all Jay&rsquo;s albums, and when I finally met him and he was just, I don&rsquo;t know, he was overly cocky... The way that he played fans &ndash; and I&rsquo;m not saying it to say he&rsquo;s the same person now, that was like seven years ago &ndash; this is my own personal experience, so it&rsquo;s not to make anyone hate Jay-Z.&rdquo; Check out The Game's post below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-thanks-jay-z-for-clearing-7-samples-on-drillmatic-news.154637.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-thanks-jay-z-for-clearing-7-samples-on-drillmatic-news.154637.html</a>249251article, The Game Thanks Jay-Z For Clearing 7 Samples On "Drillmatic"blogs/7-2022/249251-the-game-thanks-jay-s.jpg1Method Man Admits To Biting Nas For Biggie Collab On "The What"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/method-man-admits-to-biting-nas-for-biggie-collab-on-the-what-news.1546features/blogs/itstheboombap-method-man-admits-biting-nas-biggie-collab-wha/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-method-man-admits-biting-nas-biggie-collab-wha/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 08:29 GMT Method Man admits that he bit from Nas' flow while working with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-notorious-big-and-method-man-stood-equal-on-the-what-new-song.1986470.html" target="_blank">The Notorious B.I.G. on "The What."</a> Method Man's appearance on the song was the only feature Biggie included on his 1995 album, Ready to Die. The Wu-Tang rapper discussed working with Biggie during a recent interview on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/method-man-recounts-wanting-to-snuff-joe-budden-in-2009-news.154572.html" target="_blank">Math Hoffa&rsquo;s&nbsp;My Expert Opinion&nbsp;podcast</a>. He revealed that&nbsp;by the time he got to the studio, Big had already finished his verse for "The What,"&nbsp;so Method Man rushed to put something together. &ldquo;By the time I got [to the studio], Biggie&rsquo;s verse was written and he told me that he wanted to end it with, &lsquo;You can&rsquo;t mess with M-E&rsquo; and I was supposed to go, &lsquo;T-H-O-D,'&rdquo; he recalled. &ldquo;But I overlapped him because it didn&rsquo;t fall on beat doing it that way. That&rsquo;s where the &lsquo;T-H-O-D Man, here I am/I&rsquo;ll be damned if this ain&rsquo;t some shit.&rsquo;" Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty ImagesHe continued: &ldquo;I wrote that shit quick as fuck. Who was I biting there? Whose flow was I [biting]? Nas. That&rsquo;s biting Nas&rsquo; flow. &lsquo;I&rsquo;ll be damned if this ain&rsquo;t some shit/Come to spread the butter lyrics over hominy grits&hellip; Coming where you rest at, surrender/Step inside the ring, you&rsquo;s the number one contender/Looking cold-booty like your pussy in December.'&rdquo; Method Man went on to discuss what it was like working with Biggie in the studio, recalling that the legendary rapper would&nbsp; &ldquo;snap&rdquo; on Diddy and anyone else in his vicinity while making music. &ldquo;We both sat there and wrote our rhymes. It was a lot of snapping going on; Big used to snap on Puff all the fucking time, but Big snapped on everybody," he said. "Lil Cease used to get it, too. Them n****s had jokes, man. Funny, funny, funny n****s.&rdquo; Check out Method Man's appearance on&nbsp;Math Hoffa&rsquo;s&nbsp;My Expert Opinion&nbsp;podcast below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71511/title.method-man-admits-to-biting-nas-on-biggie-the-what" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/method-man-admits-to-biting-nas-for-biggie-collab-on-the-what-news.154638.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/method-man-admits-to-biting-nas-for-biggie-collab-on-the-what-news.154638.html</a>249252article, Method Man Admits To Biting Nas For Biggie Collab On "The What"blogs/7-2022/249252-method-man-admits-b-s.jpg1Carlos Santana Faints During Concert, Rep Says He's "Doing Well": Reporthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/carlos-santana-faints-during-concert-rep-says-hes-doing-well-report-newfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-carlos-santana-faints-during-concert-rep-says-hes-doing-well/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-carlos-santana-faints-during-concert-rep-says-hes-doing-well/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 01:28 GMT It was a frightening scene this evening (July 5) at a Carlos Santana concert in Michigan. The famed guitarist has been taking to the world's stages and performing in front of sold-out audiences for decades, making him a legend unlike any other. Santana has worked with<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tyga-reportedly-dropping-new-song-mamacita-ft-yg-and-carlos-santana-news.93755.html" target="_blank"> artists across genre lines</a> and has earned respect from entertainers worldwide, and although he's 74 years old, the music icon is still putting on unforgettable shows for his fans. On Tuesday, Santana was in Detroit at the Pine Knob Music Theater in the middle of a show when&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-uzi-vert-refuses-to-stop-concert-despite-fans-shouting-that-people-were-fainting-news.143044.html" target="_blank">he reportedly fainted,</a> shocking onlookers. Kevin Winter / Staff / Getty ImagesA photo shared by a news reporter showed several people on stage after Santana's medical scare. "Audience asked to leave - and pray," wrote FOX 2 Detroit's Amy Lange. PEOPLE later received an update from Santana's rep who assured his fans that he's recovering. According to the rep, the musician was "over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration." "<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-khaled-gets-thanked-for-wild-thoughts-by-carlos-santana-news.35867.html" target="_blank">The guitar great</a> was taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre), an outdoor amphitheater in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit, Michigan," they reportedly stated. "Carlos was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation and is doing well." Santana has rescheduled his Pennsylvania performance on Wednesday, but it is unclear if he will be taking a break and putting off future shows, as well.&nbsp; [<a href="https://people.com/music/carlos-santana-is-doing-well-after-passing-out-from-heat-exhaustion-during-performance/" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/carlos-santana-faints-during-concert-rep-says-hes-doing-well-report-news.154636.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/carlos-santana-faints-during-concert-rep-says-hes-doing-well-report-news.154636.html</a>249249article, Carlos Santana Faints During Concert Rep Says He's "Doing Well": Reportblogs/7-2022/249249-carlos-santana-fain-s.jpg1Lola Brooke Spits Sultry Bars For "On My Mind" Singlehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lola-brooke-spits-sultry-bars-for-on-my-mind-single-new-song.1994917.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-lola-brooke-spits-sultry-bars-my-mind-single/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lola-brooke-spits-sultry-bars-my-mind-single/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 00:43 GMT There has been an influx of women in Rap staking their claims in the genre in recent years, and there is another newcomer on the list looking to edge her way into the mainstream spotlight. Brooklyn rapper Lola Brooke has been making a name for herself over the past few years as she draws inspiration from the female emcees who came before her, and recently, she shared the LVTRKEVIN-directed music video for her new single, "On My Mind." The sultry vibe is complemented by Brooke's low-toned bars as she spits lyrics about her love story with someone who holds her down like no other. &ldquo;Immediately after cutting 'On My Mind,' I knew I wanted a visual that captured a soft and sexy look to match the feel," she&nbsp;exclusively told us. "Most know me for my aggressive manner&hellip; it&rsquo;s the New York in me [laughs] but when I&rsquo;m in love, I&rsquo;m more of a lover. My inspiration for the video <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/irv-gotti-wants-to-find-a-new-dmx-after-listening-to-drakes-honestly-nevermind-news.153941.html" target="_blank">came from DMX</a>'s 'How&rsquo;s it Goin&rsquo; Down' and 'Can&rsquo;t Leave Em Alone' by Ciara and 50 Cent. I wanted to take things back to that late &rsquo;90s, early &rsquo;00s kind of vibe.&rdquo; This Fall, make sure to keep an eye out for Brooke when she takes to the Rolling Loud New York stage and we'll keep you updated with more releases in the future. In the meantime, stream Lola Brooke's "On My Mind" and let us know what you think. &nbsp; <strong>Quotable Lyrics</strong> We don't need no advice from any strangers Treat me how I'm supposed to be treated it's in your nature Wanna be so close to you, your heart became my neighbor&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lola-brooke-spits-sultry-bars-for-on-my-mind-single-new-song.1994917.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lola-brooke-spits-sultry-bars-for-on-my-mind-single-new-song.1994917.html</a>249247song, Lola Brooke Spits Sultry Bars For "On My Mind" Singlebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Noah Cyrus Recalls "Bottomless Pit" Xanax Addictionhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/noah-cyrus-recalls-bottomless-pit-xanax-addiction-news.154635.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-noah-cyrus-recalls-bottomless-pit-xanax-addiction/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-noah-cyrus-recalls-bottomless-pit-xanax-addiction/#commentsWed, 6 Jul 2022 00:17 GMT Her famous family has been in the spotlight for all of her life and Noah Cyrus has seen her friends and family buckle to the pressures of fame. Cyrus has not only witnessed her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, live his dream as a country star, but her sister, Miley Cyrus, has taken over the&nbsp;entertainment world for nearly two decades. In a conversation with Rolling Stone, 22-year-old Noah spoke openly about not only her own singing career but her past struggles with addiction. She revealed that&nbsp;it was a past boyfriend introduced her to Xanax. "My boyfriend at the time,<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/noah-cyrus-declares-her-relationship-with-lil-xan-a-mistake-news.64830.html" target="_blank"> when I was 18</a>, was the first person that gave me a Xanax, and it became a way for us to bond,&rdquo; said Cyrus. &ldquo;I think I wanted to fit in with him. I wanted to be what he wanted and what he thought was cool and what I thought everybody was doing." Rob Foldy / Stringer / Getty Images"Once I felt that it was possible to silence things out for a second and numb your pain, it was over.&rdquo; It didn't take long for Cyrus to see her entire life shift. She admitted that everyday activities became difficult to execute and she would often find herself waking to begin her day at 8:00 p.m. Her rock bottom came when she almost passed out during an interview. &ldquo;I was completely nodding off and falling asleep, and unable to keep my head up or keep my eyes open, because<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/noah-cyrus-receives-backlash-after-insinuating-candace-owens-is-a-nappy-a-heaux-news.122264.html" target="_blank"> I was so far gone,</a>&rdquo; she said. "It just kind of becomes this dark pit, bottomless pit."&nbsp; Things only intensified when her grandmother passed away and Noah couldn't be there to comfort her mother because she was deep into her addiction. Now, Cyrus said she has undergone treatment and is living a much better lifestyle. &ldquo;That was my big eye-opener: I was sitting alone, and I was scared, and I realized that all the people that I love and all the people that I need, I was the one<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-xan-urinates-on-betrayed-plaque-after-noah-cyrus-breakup-news.58871.html" target="_blank"> pushing them away</a>,&rdquo; she said. "I wake up in the mornings, and I&rsquo;m able to look in a mirror and go on about my day without hating myself," she said. "I&rsquo;m able to comfort myself and nurture myself."&nbsp; [<a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/noah-cyrus-new-album-hardest-part-1371223/" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/noah-cyrus-recalls-bottomless-pit-xanax-addiction-news.154635.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/noah-cyrus-recalls-bottomless-pit-xanax-addiction-news.154635.html</a>249248article, Noah Cyrus Recalls "Bottomless Pit" Xanax Addictionblogs/7-2022/249248-noah-cyrus-recalls-s.jpg1Scott Storch Believes He "Could've Had A Better-Suited Opponent" For Mannie Fresh "Verzuz"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scott-storch-believes-he-couldve-had-a-better-suited-opponent-for-mannifeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-scott-storch-believes-he-couldve-had-bettersuited-opponent/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-scott-storch-believes-he-couldve-had-bettersuited-opponent/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 23:28 GMT Prior to Verzuz becoming the mega-event that it is today, it was an idea set into motion during the pandemic. Millions of quarantined music fans tuned in to watch their favorite artists relive some of their greatest hits, making for a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/mannie-fresh-thinks-he-won-battle-against-scott-storch-news.108220.html" target="_blank">social media concert series</a> unlike any other. These match-ups took place virtually for everyone involved,&nbsp;as artists would sit in their home studios or rehearsal spaces as they discussed what it was like working on those tracks back in the day. One of the earliest and most memorable face-offs arrived courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/mannie-fresh-apologized-to-scott-storch-after-ig-battle-because-of-skits-news.108299.html" target="_blank">Mannie Fresh and Scott Storch.</a> The hitmaking producers entertained fans who debated who would take the crown, and ultimately, many Hip Hop fans didn't believe that this was a proper pairing. In his recent interview with Drink Champs, Storch seemed to agree. &ldquo;We had no idea how big it was going to get. It was still, even at that time, crashing Instagram and sh*t," said Storch. "It was an amazing thing and I think I could&rsquo;ve had a better-suited opponent. It&rsquo;s not a shot, but our catalogs live in a different place. No disrespect, me and Fresh got joints." Storch admitted that during the Verzuz, he didn't even include albums he worked on that were much more Pop-centered. "At that time, this kind of fell out the window, but it was song-for-song type stuff. Like, &lsquo;What you got for this? That.&rsquo; Now people just put whatever.&rdquo; This was a Verzuz that also stirred up controversy due to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/mannie-fresh-rejects-another-verzuz-defends-skits-against-scott-storch-news.121820.html" target="_blank">Mannie's jabs at Storch</a> about his previous drug abuse. Some believed that the jokes were going too far, but later, Mannie Fresh would say that in a battle, anything goes. He also made sure to clarify that he has nothing but respect for Storch and it wasn't anything personal. Swizz Beatz also stated that he believes both Storch and Fresh<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/swizz-beatz-believes-scott-storch-and-mannie-fresh-deserve-verzuz-rematch-news.121607.html" target="_blank"> deserve a Verzuz rematch</a>, albeit, maybe not against one another. Check out Scott Storch's Drink Champs appearance below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scott-storch-believes-he-couldve-had-a-better-suited-opponent-for-mannie-fresh-verzuz-news.154634.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scott-storch-believes-he-couldve-had-a-better-suited-opponent-for-mannie-fresh-verzuz-news.154634.html</a>249246article, Scott Storch Believes He "Could've Had A Better-Suited Opponent" For Mannie Fresh "Verzuz"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Bobby Shmurda Talks Craziest Moments In Prison: "The Riots Or The Sex On The Visits"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-talks-craziest-moments-in-prison-the-riots-or-the-sex-on-features/blogs/itstheboombap-bobby-shmurda-talks-craziest-moments-prison-riots/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-bobby-shmurda-talks-craziest-moments-prison-riots/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 22:56 GMT Big moves are being made by Bobby Shmurda now that he's independent. The rapper has been a feel-good figure in Hip Hop as he is often seen <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/eminem-meets-bobby-shmurda-in-new-viral-video-news.154119.html" target="_blank">having the time of his life</a>, dancing like no other in music videos or on social media. His debut album has been much-anticipated since he was released from prison, and in a recent chat with Variety, he revealed that he has projects on the way. "We&rsquo;re about to put this seven-song EP out, 'Bad Boy,' leading up to the album," he said. "Only Rowdy [Rebel is featured] on the EP, then on the album, we got everybody. 'Ready to Live' is the album, 14 or 15 songs. I got an artist I just signed, Shman Dog." Provided by HNHH&nbsp;Elsewhere, Shmurda was asked about the type of person he was prior to his seven-year stint behind bars. He admitted that he was rough around the edges, calling himself a "bad motherf*cker" who ran from the police, only concerned with making money. However, his carefree dancing persona isn't anything new. "That&rsquo;s how I was getting the girls when I was younger," said Shmurda. "When you&rsquo;re bad,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-is-upset-producers-are-asking-for-some-crazy-sh-t-news.153930.html" target="_blank">you can&rsquo;t just be bad.</a> You gotta have some type of good, so I got a good smile. They think I&rsquo;m funny and I got to dance for &lsquo;em." The rapper also said he would show off his moves in jail whenever they <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-says-people-compare-him-to-jay-z-50-cent-diddy-and-dmx-news.153681.html" target="_blank">listened to music</a>. "I made killers dance. I make everybody dance with everybody." When asked about his craziest times in jail were like, Shmurda couldn't decide. "I don&rsquo;t know if it&rsquo;s the riots or the sex on the visits. I got oral sex, didn&rsquo;t get sex sex. I&rsquo;m too big to be doing all that other sh*t, ya understand?" He admitted that most of the staff didn't care, but occasionally if things got too loud, inmates would get into trouble. In other Bobby Shmurda news, his new single, "Hoochie Daddy," drops next week. Check out a teaser below. &nbsp; [<a href="https://variety.com/2022/music/news/bobby-shmurda-music-weed-sex-prison-1235309283/" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-talks-craziest-moments-in-prison-the-riots-or-the-sex-on-the-visits-news.154633.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bobby-shmurda-talks-craziest-moments-in-prison-the-riots-or-the-sex-on-the-visits-news.154633.html</a>249244article, Bobby Shmurda Talks Craziest Moments In Prison: "The Riots Or The Sex On The Visits"blogs/7-2022/249244-bobby-shmurda-talks-s.jpg1Simon Pegg Had Disneyland Dad Day With Jay-Z: "He's A Really Sweet Guy"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/simon-pegg-had-disneyland-dad-day-with-jay-z-hes-a-really-sweet-guy-newfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-simon-pegg-had-disneyland-dad-day-with-jayz-hes-really-swe/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-simon-pegg-had-disneyland-dad-day-with-jayz-hes-really-swe/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 22:38 GMT He may not be a Hip Hop figure, but Simon Pegg has been hanging out with a Rap legend. The Hot Fuzz, Mission Impossible, and Shaun of the Dead actor isn't a celebrity who talks about his close relationships with other entertainers, but in a recent interview with NME, Pegg opened up about a memory involving his good friend, Coldplay singer Chris Martin.&nbsp; There was a moment back in 2016 when Pegg's daughter was able to join Martin and his band&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kendrick-lamar-breaks-down-cost-of-his-glastonbury-outfit-news.154270.html" target="_blank">on the Glastonbury stage,</a> and also in attendance not far away was reportedly Jay-Z. The rapper and his wife Beyonc&eacute; are good friends with Gwyneth Paltrow, who happens to share two children with Martin. The group of famous friends have been photographed together or have appeared at concerts with one another, and Pegg admitted that his close relationship with Martin aided in him getting an invite to<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kim-and-khloe-kardashian-upset-disneyland-park-goers-news.150592.html" target="_blank"> a family Disneyland day</a> with Jay and his kids.&nbsp; &ldquo;I did go to Disneyland with Jay-Z recently,&rdquo; Pegg admitted. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know him that well but he&rsquo;s friends with Chris [Martin] and we&rsquo;ve met a couple of times. He&rsquo;s a really sweet guy. He&rsquo;s a dad too. We were all being told to go on the rollercoasters by our kids who are braver than we are.&rdquo; According to reports, others like Martin and his girlfriend, actress Dakota Johnson, were also in attendance. Check out more from Simon Pegg's interview with NME below. [<a href="https://www.nme.com/news/music/simon-pegg-glastonbury-chris-martin-coldplay-up-and-up-disneyland-jay-z-3260446?utm_source=feedly&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=simon-pegg-glastonbury-chris-martin-coldplay-up-and-up-disneyland-jay-z" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/simon-pegg-had-disneyland-dad-day-with-jay-z-hes-a-really-sweet-guy-news.154632.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/simon-pegg-had-disneyland-dad-day-with-jay-z-hes-a-really-sweet-guy-news.154632.html</a>249245article, Simon Pegg Had Disneyland Dad Day With Jay-Z: "He's A Really Sweet Guy"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Rhode Island Sen. Tiara Mack Reacts To Backlash Over Twerking Videohttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rhode-island-sen-tiara-mack-reacts-to-backlash-over-twerking-video-newsfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-rhode-island-sen-tiara-mack-reacts-backlash-over-twerking/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-rhode-island-sen-tiara-mack-reacts-backlash-over-twerking/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 21:46 GMT It isn't often that we find political figures <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tiktok-sleuths-peep-plan-b-box-in-megan-thee-stallions-suitcase-during-twerk-video-news.154211.html" target="_blank">twerking on TikTok</a>, but a Rhode Island senator is at the center of controversy after posting a rump-shaking video. Like millions of other Americans, Sen. Tiara Mack shared her holiday celebrations on social media. In one clip, Mack is seen at a beach in a bikini before she does a headstand with her backside to the camera,&nbsp;opens her legs in the air, and shows off her upside-down twerking skills. She then appeared to say, "Vote Sen. Mack!" It didn't take long before the video sparked several discussions and, unsurprisingly, right-wingers began slewing insults at the Democratic politician. In a follow-up, Mack added,&nbsp;"Damn.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/charlamagne-ridicules-worker-for-watching-saucy-santana-twerk-videos-news.151285.html" target="_blank">Twerking upside down</a> really makes the conservative, unhinged internet accounts pop off on a Monday." This controversy hasn't caused Mack to shrink; as a matter of fact, she's been answering and facing off with her peers, as well as critics, since going viral. People have accused her of disgracing Black women and setting them back, but Mack, as well as her defenders, are not allowing that narrative to move forward. Instead, she questioned why her more altruistic endeavors haven't been highlighted in the media. &ldquo;My constituents fricking love that I&rsquo;m a real person and fun and not a robot,&rdquo; she said in a video. Reactions have been heavy and memes have sprung up, but serious discussions are also being had&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rico-nasty-admits-she-feels-disrespected-when-fans-ask-her-to-twerk-news.146279.html" target="_blank">about respectability politics</a> in this generation. Take a look at the ranging responses from Mack, her political peers, and others below. View this post on Instagram<a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfoqMqIDMks/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Tiara Mack RI State Senate #6 (@mackdistrict6)</a> View this post on Instagram<a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfoqNW_Mt9R/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Tiara Mack RI State Senate #6 (@mackdistrict6)</a> [<a href="https://turnto10.com/politics/state-senator-responds-to-criticism-of-twerking-tiktok-video" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rhode-island-sen-tiara-mack-reacts-to-backlash-over-twerking-video-news.154631.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rhode-island-sen-tiara-mack-reacts-to-backlash-over-twerking-video-news.154631.html</a>249239article, Rhode Island Sen. Tiara Mack Reacts To Backlash Over Twerking Videobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Macy Gray Seemingly Backtracks On Trans Comments, Says She Was "Misunderstood"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/macy-gray-seemingly-backtracks-on-trans-comments-says-she-was-misundersfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-macy-gray-seemingly-backtracks-trans-comments-says-she-wa/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-macy-gray-seemingly-backtracks-trans-comments-says-she-wa/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 21:24 GMT After her interview with Piers Morgan caused an uproar, Macy Gray is back to clarify her statements. The singer appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored this week and during her discussion with the controversial figure, she spoke about the transgender community. Morgan stated that in today's society, people are afraid to say what a woman is, and Gray agreed, giving her definition as&nbsp;"a human being with boobs... And a vagina!" "I will say this, and everyone&rsquo;s gonna hate me, but as a woman, just because you go change your parts, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jk-rowling-defends-macy-gray-amid-transphobia-allegations-news.154598.html" target="_blank">doesn&rsquo;t make you a woman</a>. Sorry," she told Morgan. "I know that for a fact." Jerod Harris / Stringer / Getty ImagesHer comments and interview became a hot topic, causing a divide. Famed author J.K. Rowling quickly came to Gray's defense, among others, but that didn't stop the masses from accusing the singer of transphobia. Today (July 5), Gray returned with a statement to <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/macy-gray-claims-shes-a-vampire-in-awkward-tv-interview-news.85931.html" target="_blank">clear up the social media mess</a>, and she insists she doesn't have any ill-will toward anyone. "I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ+ and transgender community and have been a supporter since day one," Gray reportedly told Entertainment Tonight. "My statement on Piers Morgan was grossly misunderstood. I don't hate anyone. I respect everyone's right to feel comfortable in their bodies and live their own truth." While some have praised her for her latest statement, others accused her of buckling under the pressure of critics. You can watch Macy Gray with Piers Morgan below. [<a href="https://www.etonline.com/macy-gray-says-she-has-nothing-but-love-for-lgbtq-community-after-backlash-for-transphobic-comments" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/macy-gray-seemingly-backtracks-on-trans-comments-says-she-was-misunderstood-news.154630.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/macy-gray-seemingly-backtracks-on-trans-comments-says-she-was-misunderstood-news.154630.html</a>249240article, Macy Gray Seemingly Backtracks On Trans Comments Says She Was "Misunderstood"blogs/7-2022/249240-macy-gray-seemingly-s.jpg1Chief Keef Runs For Cover After Firework Goes Haywirehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chief-keef-runs-for-cover-after-firework-goes-haywire-news.154629.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-chief-keef-runs-cover-after-firework-goes-haywire/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-chief-keef-runs-cover-after-firework-goes-haywire/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 21:05 GMT Setting off fireworks is all fun and games until you almost burn the house down. The&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/stevie-j-and-faith-evans-take-beach-trip-together-for-4th-of-july-news.154610.html" target="_blank">Fourth of July Weekend</a> festivities may have come to a close, but those fireworks are still being set off across the U.S.&nbsp;As neighborhoods gear up for what will be weeks of firecrackers erupting from one coast to the next, fans were able to see how Chief Keef and his crew celebrated Independence Day. Like millions of others around the country, Keef settled in with friends and family and enjoyed the national holiday by lighting fireworks.&nbsp; However, in a video shared online, you can clearly see that things took a turn rather quickly. The&nbsp;clip&nbsp;opens with a crowd keeping their distance from a lit firework that shoots straight up into the air.&nbsp; Provided By HNHH&nbsp; As everyone looked up at the blast in the sky, the remains of the firework weren't finished showing off and began spewing sparks in all directions on the ground. The crowd ran for cover behind surrounding vehicles and, of course, people whipped out their cellphones in order to capture the chaos. Even as they ducked behind&nbsp;cars and seemed as if they were out of harm's way,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-teases-new-bars-and-links-up-with-jay-z-in-4th-of-july-instagram-post-news.154584.html" target="_blank">the high-flying sparks</a> curved overhead and barely missed people hoping to avoid injury. Thankfully, it doesn't seem as if anyone was hurt. Check out Chief Keef hightail it to safety with his friends below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chief-keef-runs-for-cover-after-firework-goes-haywire-news.154629.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chief-keef-runs-for-cover-after-firework-goes-haywire-news.154629.html</a>249241article, Chief Keef Runs For Cover After Firework Goes Haywireblogs/7-2022/249241-chief-keef-runs-cov-s.jpg1"Men In Black" Producers Wanted Chris O'Donnell, Not Will Smith, For Filmhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/men-in-black-producers-wanted-chris-odonnell-not-will-smith-for-film-nefeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-men-black-producers-wanted-chris-odonnell-not-will-smith/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-men-black-producers-wanted-chris-odonnell-not-will-smith/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 20:36 GMT Hollywood loves celebrating an anniversary, and this year, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rip-torn-from-men-in-black-dodgeball-passes-away-at-88-news.85273.html" target="_blank">Men in Black turns 25</a>. The classic franchise starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as secret agents in a clandestine government organization that hides contact, and cohabitation, with aliens on earth. Audiences worldwide enjoyed the one-of-a-kind comedy films, and to acknowledge the 25th anniversary, Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld is revealing some unknown insights about the development and creation of the movie. To begin, Smith's role almost went to Chris O'Donnell, however, Sonnenfeld was sold on the Fresh Prince icon after his wife suggested he would be <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/men-in-black-spinoff-in-the-works-without-will-smith-and-tommy-lee-jones-news.37857.html" target="_blank">good for the part</a>. Sonnenfeld suggested that producers were more interested in O'Donnell, so, he&nbsp;agreed to take a meeting. That's when he undersold the film so O'Donnell wouldn't be interested. Neilson Barnard / Stringer / Getty Images"I met with Chris and he had concerns about the script and had another movie offer. So I told him, 'Yeah, we might never fix this script and I don't think I know how to direct this movie.' So he passed on the movie the next day," Sonnenfeld told Insider.&nbsp; Elsewhere, Sonnenfeld spoke about Michael Jackson's brief cameo <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/50-cent-continues-to-torment-randall-emmett-with-ruthless-men-in-black-meme-news.90889.html" target="_blank">in Men in Black II,</a> adding that the King of Pop reached out to him for the bit part. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/05/GettyImages-143778144.jpeg" title="" /></div> Kevin Winter / Staff / Getty Images"I wanted to have people up there that made you go, 'Yeah, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chris-hemsworth-in-talks-to-star-in-men-in-black-spinoff-news.44843.html" target="_blank">he could be an alien</a>,'" said Sonnenfeld, but that isn't what ended up happening on the big screen. "Well, I was going to make him an alien and he said, 'No, I want to wear the 'Men in Black' suit.' So we figured out how to do that and it worked out. He was lovely." Check out Jackson's cameo below and let us know your favorite Men in Black moment. [<a href="https://www.insider.com/men-in-black-will-smith-barry-sonnenfeld-michael-jackson-director-interview-2022-7?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=yahoo.com" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/men-in-black-producers-wanted-chris-odonnell-not-will-smith-for-film-news.154628.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/men-in-black-producers-wanted-chris-odonnell-not-will-smith-for-film-news.154628.html</a>249236article, "Men In Black" Producers Wanted Chris O'Donnell Not Will Smith For Filmblogs/7-2022/249236-men-black-producers-s.jpg1Guapdad 4000 Hit With Cease & Desist From The Gap Over New Merchhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/guapdad-4000-hit-with-cease-and-desist-from-the-gap-over-new-merch-newsfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-guapdad-4000-hit-with-cease-desist-gap-over-new-mer/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-guapdad-4000-hit-with-cease-desist-gap-over-new-mer/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 20:11 GMT Those major brands do not play when it&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kim-kardashian-hit-with-cease-and-desist-over-skkn-brand-report-news.136605.html" target="_blank">comes to their trademarks</a> and The Gap has its eyes set on Guap, also known as Guapdad 4000.&nbsp;In the entertainment and retail industries,<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kanye-west-trolled-by-owner-of-college-dropout-burgers-following-cease-and-desist-news.154424.html" target="_blank"> cease and desist letters</a> are tossed around by the thousands. People are warned before legal action is taken, but every so often, a complaint is contested publicly&mdash;and that's exactly what Guap did today when he shared a letter from The Gap. Guap recently unveiled his new set of merch that included hoodies with his updated moniker, and after it circulated online, The Gap reportedly told him that the design closely mirrored their signature arched logo. Alberto E. Rodriguez / Stringer / Getty Images"HOW SIMILAR IS TOO SIMILAR? PRAY FOR ME[green check mark emoji]," the rapper wrote in the caption of a video he shared online. "GOING LIVE LATER TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. UNTIL THEN COP AS MUCH 'ILLEGAL'MERCH WHILE IT&rsquo;S STILL AVAILABLE on GUAPDAD4000.com." In the clip, he showed Gap's design as well as his own, insisting that the two are not the same, or even close to being similar. At the end, he added, "It's a whole different hoodie!... <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/housing-authority-sends-kodak-black-cease-and-desist-for-giving-away-ac-units-news.138581.html" target="_blank">I'm not ceasing sh*t</a>!" We're not sure how Gap is going to feel about that response, but you can check out Guap's video below and let us know if you think the looks are the same.&nbsp; View this post on Instagram<a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfpmC-ljGD1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by GUAP (@guapdad4000)</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/guapdad-4000-hit-with-cease-and-desist-from-the-gap-over-new-merch-news.154627.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/guapdad-4000-hit-with-cease-and-desist-from-the-gap-over-new-merch-news.154627.html</a>249237article, Guapdad 4000 Hit With Cease & Desist From The Gap Over New Merchblogs/7-2022/249237-guapdad-4000-hit-wi-s.jpg1James Cameron On People Complaining About "Avatar" Film Length: "Give Me A F*cking Break"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/james-cameron-on-people-complaining-about-avatar-film-length-give-me-a-features/blogs/itstheboombap-james-cameron-people-complaining-about-avatar-film-length/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-james-cameron-people-complaining-about-avatar-film-length/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 19:52 GMT In his latest interview, director James Cameron made it abundantly clear that, if you can make it through hours and hours of binge-watching television, then you absolutely shouldn't be complaining about the runtime of his upcoming&nbsp;Avatar&nbsp;film. While chatting with&nbsp;Empire, the 67-year-old revealed plenty of gems about the sequels, including a hint that he might not be the one to direct&nbsp;Avatar 4 or&nbsp;5 as he has other projects he hopes to spend more time on in the future. Cameron has been in the business for a long time, and he already has a pulse on what audiences might have to complain about after watching his forthcoming release. "I don't want anybody whining about length," he began, "when they sit and binge-watch [television] for eight hours." "I can almost write this part of the review &ndash; 'The agonizingly long three-hour movie...' It's like, give me a f*cking break. I've watched my kids sit and do five one-hour episodes in a row." The Canadian filmmaker also pointed out something that some people seem oblivious to, saying, "Here's the big social paradigm shift that has to happen: it's okay to get up and go pee." As&nbsp;TMZ reports, Cameron is no stranger to making particularly long films. 1997's&nbsp;Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet has a runtime of over three hours and was actually split into two VHS tapes upon release, though it wasn't played with an intermission in theatres. The original 2009&nbsp;Avatar runs for two hours and 40 minutes, and it's expected that&nbsp;Avatar: The Way of Water will play for over three hours, though we won't know for sure until its December 16th arrival. Tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/04/james-cameron-avatar-2-long-movie-encourages-pee-breaks/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/james-cameron-on-people-complaining-about-avatar-film-length-give-me-a-f-cking-break-news.154626.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/james-cameron-on-people-complaining-about-avatar-film-length-give-me-a-f-cking-break-news.154626.html</a>249232article, James Cameron On People Complaining About "Avatar" Film Length: "Give Me A F*cking Break"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Ray J Gets Tattoo Of Sister Brandy's Portrait On His Leghttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ray-j-gets-tattoo-of-sister-brandys-portrait-on-his-leg-news.154625.htmfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-ray-j-gets-tattoo-sister-brandys-portrait-his-leg/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ray-j-gets-tattoo-sister-brandys-portrait-his-leg/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 19:49 GMT The unbreakable bond between Ray J and his equally as famous sister Brandy<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jack-harlow-finds-out-brandy-and-ray-j-are-siblings-and-twitter-has-thoughts-news.151840.html" target="_blank"> is a sibling love</a> that surpasses understanding. Most, if not all siblings are known for their bickering and fighting, but Ray and Brandy have presented themselves to be nothing but the best of friends. They starred on television together, featured one another in their music videos, and stick up for each other when one may be involved in a controversial story. Brandy even playfully&mdash;yet, seriously&mdash;teased her brother over his Verzuz performance, noting that she gave him<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brandy-flames-ray-j-for-his-verzuz-performance-listen-to-your-big-sis-sometimes-news.154072.html" target="_blank"> a to-do list to help with his vocals.</a> We're not sure how dedicated you are to your sibling, but Ray J recently showed off his new tattoo in tribute to his sister. It's not what anyone expected, but his fans weren't surprised. Frederick M. Brown / Stringer / Getty ImagesRay uploaded a video that showed him in the tattooist's chair as he received his new ink. As Brandy's 1994 hit "Best Friend" played in the background, Ray J displayed the large portrait of his sister with several face tattoos. "NEW @brandy TATOO BY ONE OF THE GREATEST!! @_mashkow_ ," he wrote in the caption. "IM GETTING MY WHOLE LEG TATTED WITH- MUSIC- LOVE - SCRIPTURES - <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brandy-is-still-beaming-about-bet-awards-performance-with-jack-harlow-me-and-you-4-life-news.154281.html" target="_blank">THE VOCAL BIBLE </a>- FAMILY - GHOSTS - POSITIVE WORDS AND THEMES - REAL GOTHIC LIKE &mdash; 'THE HOLY LEG! ' - GONNA TAKE A MINUTE!! But I got the best doing it !! STAY TUNED!! - FULL LEG TATT &mdash; I had to start with my best friend!!" Brandy hopped in the comments with a reaction: "Brooooooo[black heart emojis]." It's certainly a work of art, so check out Ray J's new Brandy tattoo below.&nbsp; View this post on Instagram<a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfpLzqNO4DP/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Ray J (@rayj)</a> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ray-j-gets-tattoo-of-sister-brandys-portrait-on-his-leg-news.154625.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ray-j-gets-tattoo-of-sister-brandys-portrait-on-his-leg-news.154625.html</a>249233article, Ray J Gets Tattoo Of Sister Brandy's Portrait On His Legblogs/7-2022/249233-ray-j-gets-tattoo-s-s.jpg1Post Malone & Dua Lipa Play Beer Pong Against Turnstile In Denmark: Watchhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/post-malone-and-dua-lipa-play-beer-pong-against-turnstile-in-denmark-wafeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-post-malone-dua-lipa-play-beer-pong-against-turnstile-den/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-post-malone-dua-lipa-play-beer-pong-against-turnstile-den/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 19:27 GMT When she's not having hit <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jack-harlow-shoots-his-shot-with-dua-lipa-says-strictly-legends-featured-on-new-album-news.151383.html" target="_blank">songs written about her by heartthrobs like Jack Harlow</a>, you can find 26-year-old Dua Lipa on the festival circuit, headlining shows in countries all across the globe. Most recently, the English pop star headed over to Denmark, where she and Post Malone were both commissioned to headline the Roskilde Festival &ndash; better known as Scandanavia's largest music event&nbsp;&ndash; although taking the stage to entertain their fans wasn't the only fun that they got up to. Dua Lipa performs at the 50th Roskilde Festival on June 30th, 2022 -- Rune Hellestad/Getty ImagesAs&nbsp;Uproxx reports, the&nbsp;twelve carat toothache hitmaker shared a TikTok clip of a beer pong game that saw him and Dua teaming up against some of the members of Turnstile. Once things have been narrowed down to one cup remaining on each side, the "Levitating" hitmaker can be seen rubbing her hands in eager anticipation while her partner shakes any of the residual liquid from his pong ball (as any pro would, naturally). After building some anticipation and calculating his shot, Posty sinks it perfectly, crowning him and Dua the winners of their Denmark competition. <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@postmalone" target="_blank">@postmalone</a> ?? @Dua Lipa <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/I-Like-You-A-Happier-Song-7109155162838075394" target="_blank">? I Like You (A Happier Song) - Post Malone</a>On her own Instagram page, the&nbsp;Future Nostalgia&nbsp;recording artist posted a photo dump consisting of "many random [memories] in the month of June," kicking off with a snapshot of her and Malone seemingly setting up their cups. Elsewhere, amid the bikini pics and photo ops with friends, we see a quick clip of the two stars talking strategy ahead of their win &ndash; check it out below, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. [<a href="https://uproxx.com/music/post-malone-dua-lipa-beer-pong-turnstile/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/post-malone-and-dua-lipa-play-beer-pong-against-turnstile-in-denmark-watch-news.154623.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/post-malone-and-dua-lipa-play-beer-pong-against-turnstile-in-denmark-watch-news.154623.html</a>249234article, Post Malone & Dua Lipa Play Beer Pong Against Turnstile In Denmark: Watchblogs/7-2022/249234-post-malone-dua-lip-s.jpg1Jim Jones's Mother Nancy Clarifies Teaching Him How To Kisshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-joness-mother-nancy-clarifies-teaching-him-how-to-kiss-news.154624.features/blogs/itstheboombap-jim-joness-mother-nancy-clarifies-teaching-him-how-kiss/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-jim-joness-mother-nancy-clarifies-teaching-him-how-kiss/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 19:21 GMT Nearly six months after Jim Jones's comments during an interview caused both him and his mother, Nancy Jones, to go viral, she returns with an update. The world was first introduced to Mama Jones during her stint on Love &amp; Hip Hop all of those years ago, and her electrifying personality set the stage to become a fan favorite on the reality series. It was clear that her relationship with her son Jim Jones was a close and unshakeable one, but when the rapper suggested his mother was the person who taught him how to kiss, it gave his fans pause. "She taught me how to tongue-kiss. It wasn't no instructions, she<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-jones-reveals-his-mother-showed-him-how-to-tongue-kiss-news.145749.html" target="_blank"> showed me with her mouth</a>," he said while visiting Angela Yee's Lip Service. "She showed me her tongue kiss when I was younger. My mom was seventeen [when she had me], she was a baby. Look at all the babies that's having babies now and look how they act with their babies, it's like they have a little sister or brother more than they have a child." Jones would later come forward to say that he was just joking, and all these months later, Mama Jones is addressing the controversy. Immediately after going viral earlier this year, she told the public that they had the wrong idea and she recently expounded on that thought. "I thought that the n*gga lost his mind,"&nbsp;she told The Bully and The Beast Podcast. "When I say lost his mind, it's okay to say it, but say it...'Oh, my mother showed me how to kiss with her hand.' You have to show your kid. &rsquo;Cause I don't want him to be out there and don't know how to tongue kiss. Now, you got the world like, 'Oh.'&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-jones-mom-chimes-in-on-those-interesting-tongue-kissing-rumours-news.145884.html" target="_blank">There's no incest over here</a> at all." You can check out more from Jim Jone's mother by watching her full appearance on The Bully and The Beast below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-joness-mother-nancy-clarifies-teaching-him-how-to-kiss-news.154624.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-joness-mother-nancy-clarifies-teaching-him-how-to-kiss-news.154624.html</a>249235article, Jim Jones's Mother Nancy Clarifies Teaching Him How To Kissbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Adele Copies Megan Thee Stallion's "Body" Choreography During Her London Show: Watchhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/adele-copies-megan-thee-stallions-body-choreography-during-her-london-sfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-adele-copies-megan-thee-stallions-body-choreography-during-h/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-adele-copies-megan-thee-stallions-body-choreography-during-h/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 18:58 GMT After taking a few years off from performing for the public on stage, Adele has returned, recently singing songs from her latest album,&nbsp;30, as well as her other greatest hits <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rich-paul-sits-with-adeles-ex-husband-during-her-bst-hyde-park-festival-performance-news.154463.html" target="_blank">at Hyde Park in London</a>. As&nbsp;Uproxx reports, at one point during her show, the 34-year-old had her audience (and the internet) extra satisfied when she pulled out some of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/twitter-asks-why-adele-doesn-t-have-backup-dancers-and-the-responses-have-us-in-tears-news.143630.html" target="_blank">Megan Thee Stallion's famous "Body" choreography</a> while singing her own 2015 release, "Water Under The Bridge." Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesIf you remember back to last November, you may have seen endless TikToks floating around online mashing up the Houston native's booty-shaking dance routine with the English singer's breakup anthem, even prompting some users to <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/fans-are-begging-for-a-megan-thee-stallion-and-adele-collab-after-backup-dancer-clips-trend-news.143755.html" target="_blank">insist that the two artists link up for a collaboration</a>. A few months later, in February, Thee Stallion&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/megan-thee-stallion-names-adele-and-rihanna-as-her-dream-collaborations-news.147102.html" target="_blank">named Adele and Rihanna as her dream collaborators</a> during an interview with&nbsp;PEOPLE. "Because I've manifested Beyonc&eacute;, I feel like I have reached my ultimate goal," she told the publication. "Well, I also would really, really really love to collab with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/Rihanna/profile" target="_blank">Rihanna</a>. Like that is my next dream collab." At the same time, she added, "If Adele wants me to come [and] get on the track, be the dancer, I'm there! I'm here for it.&nbsp;Somebody tell her to call me because I'm ready!" After seeing the mother of one pull out some of her dance moves, MTS reacted on Instagram, sharing a Reel of the moment on her Story and writing "Hot Girl Adele" with a series of heart-eye emojis. While it remains to be seen if we'll ever actually hear the Hot Girl Coach and her friend from across the pond hop on a track together, we do know that it would be stellar to see &ndash; and that the internet remains undefeated at creating iconic mashups. [<a href="https://uproxx.com/pop/adele-megan-thee-stallion-mashup-london/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/adele-copies-megan-thee-stallions-body-choreography-during-her-london-show-watch-news.154621.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/adele-copies-megan-thee-stallions-body-choreography-during-her-london-show-watch-news.154621.html</a>249229article, Adele Copies Megan Thee Stallion's "Body" Choreography During Her London Show: Watchblogs/7-2022/249229-adele-copies-megan-s.jpg1Killer Mike Details How Dave Chappelle Encouraged Him To Run For Governorhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-details-how-dave-chappelle-encouraged-him-to-run-for-governfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-killer-mike-details-how-dave-chappelle-encouraged-him-run/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-killer-mike-details-how-dave-chappelle-encouraged-him-run/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 18:58 GMT Known for his activism in addition to his music career, Killer Mike was close to jumping into the political arena. As one half of Run The Jewels, Mike has made a name for himself as an unshakeable force in Hip Hop, however, he has dedicated his time and career to shedding light on the inequities plaguing marginalized communities. You can find his name intricately woven<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-emphasizes-the-importance-of-mental-health-guys-deserve-to-be-checked-on-too-news.152157.html" target="_blank"> into community building</a> and education efforts, and for some time, he has been&nbsp;pushed to run for office.&nbsp; In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Killer Mike admitted that it was after a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dave-chappelle-buys-19-acres-of-land-in-ohio-to-stop-wealthy-interlopers-news.154103.html" target="_blank">chat with Dave Chappelle</a> that he felt the push to take the giant leap. He said he is "very fortunate to be friends with" Chappelle and following one of the comedian's shows, they got together for a post-event hangout. Kevin Winter / Staff / Getty ImagesEveryone was smoking, drinking, and overall relaxing when Chappelle posed a question. &ldquo;So, I&rsquo;m in the cut, smoking a joint that looks like a cigarette. I&rsquo;m getting high as f*ck. Dave calls me out," said Mike. "He says, &lsquo;Hey man, why don&rsquo;t you run for governor?&rsquo; And I&rsquo;m like, &lsquo;What? No, no, we got a Black person running for governor. Her name &hellip;&rsquo; &lsquo;That&rsquo;s not what the f*ck I&rsquo;m talking about &mdash; you. You need to run. You are qualified to lead.&rsquo; And I&rsquo;m like, &lsquo;Dave, I&rsquo;ma rapper.&rsquo; &ldquo;He said, &lsquo;I don&rsquo;t give a f*ck, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-details-his-solution-for-decreasing-crime-in-la-news.144716.html" target="_blank">you can govern and rap</a>!'&rdquo;' The discussion lit a fire under Mike. &ldquo;I was ready to run after that, even though I know it&rsquo;s not time for me to run, but what he really told me was that it doesn&rsquo;t matter if you go to strip clubs and smoke weed and you go with your wife and we know all your proclivities,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;What we&rsquo;re saying is <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-defends-meek-mills-expensive-pain-cover-against-critics-its-art-news.140931.html" target="_blank">we trust you</a>, not to be perfect, but to be honest and lead.&rdquo; Killer Mike recently dropped his new song "RUN" which features looks from Young Thug and Dave Chappelle. It's the rapper's first solo track in a decade. Check it out below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71496/title.killer-mike-reveals-dave-chappelle-almost-convinced-him-to-run-for-georgia-governor" target="_blank">via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-details-how-dave-chappelle-encouraged-him-to-run-for-governor-news.154622.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-details-how-dave-chappelle-encouraged-him-to-run-for-governor-news.154622.html</a>249230article, Killer Mike Details How Dave Chappelle Encouraged Him To Run For Governorblogs/7-2022/249230-killer-mike-details-s.jpg1Kid Cudi Headlines Virtual Event For Camp McDonald'shttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-headlines-virtual-event-for-camp-mcdonalds-news.154619.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kid-cudi-headlines-virtual-event-camp-mcdonalds/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kid-cudi-headlines-virtual-event-camp-mcdonalds/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 18:27 GMT Hip Hop continues its McDonald's reign now that Kid Cudi has a new partnership with the famed fast-food brand. We've witnessed&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/mcdonalds-employees-have-to-rap-best-friend-lyrics-to-promote-the-saweetie-meal-news.137535.html" target="_blank">Travis Scott and Saweetie break Mickey D's records</a> with their signature, limited edition meals, and this month, the franchise's app is giving music fans unprecedented access to a handful of their favorite musicians. The virtual experience is aptly titled Camp McDonald's and for 27 days, people will be able to tap into food deals, specialty merch collaborations, and one-of-a-kind performances. Artists taking to the virtual stage include the likes of Omar Appollo, blackbear, BIBI, and Ohio's very own hitmaker, Kid Cudi. The rapper will act as the monthlong event's headliner and will reportedly close things out with his July 31 performance. Photo Provided By Publicist&ldquo;Whether it&rsquo;s channeling a space odyssey in my music or discovering themes for my next project, I always wanna push that creative envelope," said Cudi. "So, I was hyped when McDonald&rsquo;s approached me to headline their first-ever Camp McDonald&rsquo;s experience. Summer concerts are some of my most memorable moments as a performer, and this one was no exception.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-announces-dates-for-to-the-moon-tour-with-don-toliver-news.153888.html" target="_blank">Bringing my idea of &lsquo;space&rsquo; to life</a> with McDonald&rsquo;s with a dope custom set made my performance feel authentic, and hopefully allows my CudFam to connect to my music in a way they haven&rsquo;t before." "I&rsquo;m pumped to be a part of this unique experience &ndash; and I hope my fans are too.&rdquo; It all kicks off&nbsp;today&nbsp;and in the weeks to come, there will weekly merch drop-offs from&nbsp;Free &amp; Easy, Ma&reg;ket, innisfree, and Kid Cudi. You can check out the schedule and more about Camp McDonald's by downloading the McDonald's app. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/05/1656518279-3bd9a7c1c3a81a1d1ddeacdbab442450.png" title="" /></div> Photo Provided By Publicist<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/05/1656518273-7071c9f59ede49d3a3c51dbb7a10895e.png" title="" /></div> Photo Provided By Publicist via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-headlines-virtual-event-for-camp-mcdonalds-news.154619.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-headlines-virtual-event-for-camp-mcdonalds-news.154619.html</a>249231article, Kid Cudi Headlines Virtual Event For Camp McDonald'sblogs/7-2022/249231-kid-cudi-headlines-s.jpg1Nick Cannon Flexes His Dad Skills Over UGK's "Int'l Player's Anthem" For His L.A. Leakers Freestylehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nick-cannon-flexes-his-dad-skills-over-ugks-intl-players-anthem-for-hisfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-nick-cannon-flexes-his-dad-skills-over-ugks-intl-players-ant/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nick-cannon-flexes-his-dad-skills-over-ugks-intl-players-ant/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 17:58 GMT Following the arrival of <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/denzel-curry-blazes-through-lil-durks-ahhh-ha-on-la-leakers-freestyle-new-song.1994831.html" target="_blank">Denzel Curry's L.A. Leakers Freestyle</a>, soon-to-be father of eight Nick Cannon has hopped over to Power 106 Los Angeles to get a few bars off his chest in the company of Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk. First, the 41-year-old was relentless over EARTHGANG's "Power," spitting, "I&rsquo;m over here painting pictures and y&rsquo;all worried about the captions / Just read below right here, in the comments, and I promise, it&rsquo;s happening / They gon&rsquo; be like, 'That n*gga ain&rsquo;t snappin&rsquo;, Cannon give up on that rappin&rsquo;, that&rsquo;ll never go platinum / But my haters say I&rsquo;m overrated, y&rsquo;all quit all of that cappin&rsquo;." After a rousing performance on that beat, Cannon still had more to say, and this time around, he specifically wanted to address any haters out there who have been questioning the entertainer's ability to be a quality father figure to his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nick-cannon-hints-at-having-more-kids-on-the-way-after-abby-de-la-rosa-announces-pregnancy-news.153240.html" target="_blank">ever-expanding brood</a> over UGK's classic "Int'l Player's Anthem." Check it all out in the video above, and tap back in with HNHH later for more music news updates. <strong>Quotable Lyrics:</strong> I&rsquo;m over here painting pictures and y&rsquo;all worried about the captions Just read below right here, in the comments, and I promise, it&rsquo;s happening They gon&rsquo; be like, 'That n*gga ain&rsquo;t snappin&rsquo;, Cannon give up on that rappin&rsquo;, that&rsquo;ll never go platinum But my haters say I&rsquo;m overrated, y&rsquo;all quit all of that cappin&rsquo; Ain&rsquo;t no way a n*gga from Nickelodeon going&rsquo; to be flowin&rsquo; like that man &lsquo;He too old to do that again, need to go back to hosting shows, and being Mariah&rsquo;s hype man!'&nbsp; [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71495/title.nick-cannon-says-i-take-care-of-all-my-kids-in-l-a-leakers-freestyle" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nick-cannon-flexes-his-dad-skills-over-ugks-intl-players-anthem-for-his-la-leakers-freestyle-new-song.1994916.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nick-cannon-flexes-his-dad-skills-over-ugks-intl-players-anthem-for-his-la-leakers-freestyle-new-song.1994916.html</a>249227song, Nick Cannon Flexes His Dad Skills Over UGK's "Int'l Player's Anthem" For His L.A. Leakers Freebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Rihanna Named America's Youngest Self-Made Billionairehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rihanna-named-americas-youngest-self-made-billionaire-news.154618.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-rihanna-named-americas-youngest-selfmade-billionaire/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-rihanna-named-americas-youngest-selfmade-billionaire/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 17:27 GMT It's been a year of big wins for Rihanna, and we're only halfway through 2022. Weeks after&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rihanna-and-asap-rocky-welcome-baby-boy-report-news.152264.html" target="_blank">welcoming her first child</a> with "OG Beeper" rapper A$AP Rocky,&nbsp;Forbes has revealed that the 34-year-old is officially America's youngest self-made billionaire.&nbsp; The "Umbrella" songstress ranked at No. 21 overall on the publication's round-up of "America's Richest Self-Made Women," made up of other successful entrepreneurs, executives, entertainers, and more. Rihanna's $1.4B comes primarily from her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line, though "she also has a 30% stake in the Savage X Fenty lingerie line, which raised money at a $1B valuation in February 2021." In April, the Barbadian vocalist was celebrated as her home country's first billionaire, and back in April, it was revealed that she's the world's richest female musician. Pool/Getty ImagesOther famous names ranked alongside Rihanna as self-made successes include Madonna ($575M), Reese Witherspoon ($430M), Kylie Jenner ($600M), Beyonc&eacute; ($450M), Serena Williams ($260M) and Sandra Bullock ($225M), just to name a few. Things have been relatively quiet on the fashionista's front since giving birth to her baby boy in May. Most recently, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rihanna-spotted-in-london-at-wireless-music-festival-news.154421.html" target="_blank">cameras caught her out and about at Wireless Festival</a>, where she was supporting her beau A$AP Rocky during his set. Prior to that, though, the new mother made sure to shut down rumours about the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rihanna-photographed-for-the-first-time-since-giving-birth-to-baby-boy-news.152301.html" target="_blank">first post-baby photos</a> of her that surfaced online, letting fans know that they were actually weeks old &ndash; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rihanna-says-alleged-first-post-baby-photos-were-taken-weeks-ago-news.152347.html" target="_blank">read more about that here</a>, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. Congrats, Rihanna! [<a href="https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rihanna-america-youngest-self-made-201335999.html?guccounter=1&amp;guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&amp;guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALGtM_SRHKgDfmqIf9CkCFXwKE7A6Vip3RjfwxOqX0dr2Vfr9_iFoqCexATmIvXA3X3dy5fMXKuuc-r-5AYyoqYQtruWHjICcfuV7ThHdiwAVplHFyFu_gbw--DIqjjzZLgttIQyR58JFGoFS-cgCHPdTvBWRRBfXXVMKsorWa6z" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rihanna-named-americas-youngest-self-made-billionaire-news.154618.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rihanna-named-americas-youngest-self-made-billionaire-news.154618.html</a>249228article, Rihanna Named America's Youngest Self-Made Billionaireblogs/7-2022/249228-rihanna-named-ameri-s.jpg1Yo Gotti Signs GloRilla To CMG Records Following "FNF" Releasehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/yo-gotti-signs-glorilla-to-cmg-records-following-fnf-release-news.15461features/blogs/itstheboombap-yo-gotti-signs-glorilla-cmg-records-following-fnf-release/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-yo-gotti-signs-glorilla-cmg-records-following-fnf-release/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 16:55 GMT Yo Gotti has signed the up-and-coming artist, GloRilla, who is responsible for the&nbsp;Billboard Hot 100 charting song, "FNF (Let's Go)," from earlier this year. The deal links GloRilla to <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/yo-gotti-addresses-blac-youngsta-cmg-rumors" target="_blank">Gotti's label, CMG Records</a>, in partnership with&nbsp;Interscope Records. &ldquo;GloRilla is a natural born star &ndash; she has a different sound and approach that&rsquo;s needed in hip-hop right now,&rdquo; Gotti said in a press release. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s one of the quickest rises that I&rsquo;ve seen in my career because she only dropped in late-April and now she has the hottest cultural records in music. Glo is hungry for success and determined to win. We look forward to watching her grow as an artist and reach her full potential.&rdquo; Saweetie recently cosigned GloRilla by teasing that she's working on a remix to "FNF (Let's Go).&nbsp;Cardi B and Latto have also given her attention. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve put in years of hard work to get this point and I&rsquo;m blessed to sign with the hottest label in music with CMG,&rdquo; GloRilla said. &ldquo;I manifested this moment and trusted my talent even when others didn&rsquo;t. I&rsquo;m grateful for Gotti for believing in me and I&rsquo;m not gonna let up. Trust that I have more new heat on the way.&rdquo; Gotti's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/mozzy-officially-signs-to-yo-gottis-cmg-label-news.147593.html" target="_blank">CMG Records roster</a> now includes Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, EST Gee, Mozzy, Blac Youngsta, Blocboy JB, Lil Poppa, Big Boogie, Lehla Samia, and 10Percent in addition to GloRilla. Check out Gotti's announcement of the signing on social media below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/yo-gotti-signs-glorilla-to-cmg-records-following-fnf-release-news.154615.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/yo-gotti-signs-glorilla-to-cmg-records-following-fnf-release-news.154615.html</a>249221article, Yo Gotti Signs GloRilla To CMG Records Following "FNF" Releasebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kanye West Shuts Down Reports That His Performance Fee Is $1M: "Please Change This"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kanye-west-shuts-down-reports-that-his-performance-fee-is-s1m-please-chfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-shuts-down-reports-that-his-performance-fee-is-1m/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kanye-west-shuts-down-reports-that-his-performance-fee-is-1m/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 16:43 GMT The reason why we've seen less performances from 45-year-old Kanye West in recent years may be his reported seven-figure performance fee, which is much higher than the $1M estimate that surfaced online earlier this week. As&nbsp;HipHopDX reports, Instagram account @RapThoughtsDaily projected that Ye brings home a milli per show while putting together a round-up of artists' concert charges. After the post began making rounds, the father of four (who follows the page) DM'd them to request a correction. Robin Marchant/Getty Images"Please change this," Yeezy wrote them. "My performance fee is $8 million." Other projections put together by the outlet allege that Joey Bada$$ collects $65K, JID and Denzel Curry take home $100K, Vince Staples and Kid Cudi bring in $125K, and Tyler, The Creator earns $150K (though he claimed to make "a million a show" on his&nbsp;Call Me If You Get Lost collaboration with 42 Dugg, "LEMONHEAD"). Two other names included in the round-up are Drake ($500K) and the still-incarcerated Young Thug ($1.5M). Seeing as numbers regarding performance fee negotiations are usually kept under wraps, the other artists have yet to confirm or deny the gossip. As for Ye's $8M claim, though, it seems to line up with the headlines about the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kanye-west-left-behind-s8mil-when-he-dropped-out-of-coachella-report-news.150181.html" target="_blank">mega-payday he missed out on</a> when dropping out of the Coachella lineup earlier this year. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/05/Screen%20Shot%202022-07-05%20at%203.38.46%20PM.png" title="" /></div> @rapthoughtsdaily/Instagram StoryThe next time the "Stronger" hitmaker is set to take the stage will be in Miami at Rolling Loud later this month, although it remains unclear what sort of payday he'll be taking home from the festival. <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kanye-west-future-and-kendrick-lamar-headline-stacked-rolling-loud-miami-lineup-news.148472.html" target="_blank">Check out the full lineup here</a>, and tap back in with HNHH later for more hip-hop news updates. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71497/title.kanye-west-reveals-his-seven-figure-performance-fee" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kanye-west-shuts-down-reports-that-his-performance-fee-is-s1m-please-change-this-news.154616.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kanye-west-shuts-down-reports-that-his-performance-fee-is-s1m-please-change-this-news.154616.html</a>249222article, Kanye West Shuts Down Reports That His Performance Fee Is $1M: "Please Change This"blogs/7-2022/249222-kanye-west-shuts-do-s.jpg1Ja Morant Stuns Waitress With $500 Tip: Watchhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ja-morant-stuns-waitress-with-s500-tip-watch-news.154617.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-ja-morant-stuns-waitress-with-500-tip-watch/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ja-morant-stuns-waitress-with-500-tip-watch/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 16:40 GMT Ja Morant is currently one of the best young players in the entire NBA. In just a few years from now, he will likely be the face of the league, and there is no doubt that the Memphis Grizzlies have a very bright future with him at the helm. This is a franchise that has been yearning for a superstar to lead its team, and now, they have one. Recently, Morant went viral for all of the right reasons. The Grizzlies star was in a restaurant with some of his friends, who were filming him at the table. In the viral clip, the waitress comes up to Morant with his bill and seems to be shocked as he had given her a massive $500 tip. Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesThis led to a wholesome interaction in which the waitress assumed that Morant must play basketball or football. When Morant said he plays basketball, she asked if he had played college nearby. Morant noted that he played in South Carolina, however, he now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies. The waitress was absolutely stunned and when Morant revealed who he was, the woman couldn't help but run away in shock at whom she had just encountered. The entire interaction was very wholesome and you can't help but admire Morant here. Service workers are extremely underappreciated and we're sure this was the largest tip the waitress had ever seen. With nothing but bad news all around us, sometimes it's fun to highlight the good. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ja-morant-stuns-waitress-with-s500-tip-watch-news.154617.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ja-morant-stuns-waitress-with-s500-tip-watch-news.154617.html</a>249223article, Ja Morant Stuns Waitress With $500 Tip: Watchblogs/7-2022/249223-ja-morant-stuns-wai-s.jpg1Jim Jones Explains Why His Security Is For Everyone Else's Protectionhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-jones-explains-why-his-security-is-for-everyone-elses-protection-nefeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-jim-jones-explains-why-his-security-is-everyone-elses-pr/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-jim-jones-explains-why-his-security-is-everyone-elses-pr/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 16:18 GMT Jim Jones famously said that being a rapper is&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-jones-speaks-on-lil-tjay-offers-prayers-its-terrible-out-there-news.154347.html" target="_blank">the most dangerous job in the world.</a> He faced severe backlash for the comments but over the years, it feels like his words have withstood the test of time as we've witnessed plenty of rappers<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-jones-called-out-for-hypocritical-post-after-drakeo-the-rulers-murder-news.144900.html" target="_blank"> lose their lives to senseless violence</a>.&nbsp;Hiring security is necessary for any high-profile celebrity but it's especially the case for hip-hop artists in the social media era.&nbsp;&nbsp; Paras Griffin/Getty Images&nbsp;Jim Jones doesn't feel exempt from rolling around with hired muscle but it isn't for the reason that most would assume. The Dipset rapper shared a photo of himself and his security guard on Instagram, explaining that it's a safety precaution for anyone who is thinking about approaching him in the wrong way. "Trust me he only there to make sure I don&rsquo;t fuck u up," he captioned the post. "So he&rsquo;s more ur security thn mine lol." Jones is currently fresh off of the release of his joint project with Maino as&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/maino-and-jim-jones-drop-the-lobby-boyz-joint-project-ft-fabolous-styles-p-benny-the-butcher-and-mor-new-mixtape.122620.html" target="_blank">The Lobby Boyz.</a> The two rappers shared the project in late May, which includes appearances from Dave East, Styles P, Young M.A., Fabolous, Bleu, Capella Grey, and more. Prior to that, Jones released his Gangsta Grillz tape with DJ Drama,&nbsp;We Set The Trends. Jones is currently on the&nbsp;Burning Gas tour alongside Juelz Santana, which will be New York City on July 16th.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-jones-explains-why-his-security-is-for-everyone-elses-protection-news.154614.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jim-jones-explains-why-his-security-is-for-everyone-elses-protection-news.154614.html</a>249224article, Jim Jones Explains Why His Security Is For Everyone Else's Protectionblogs/7-2022/249224-jim-jones-explains-s.jpg1Kendrick Perkins Offers Up Wild Kevin Durant Hot Takehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kendrick-perkins-offers-up-wild-kevin-durant-hot-take-news.154613.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kendrick-perkins-offers-up-wild-kevin-durant-hot-take/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kendrick-perkins-offers-up-wild-kevin-durant-hot-take/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 16:14 GMT At this point, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-and-kyrie-irving-trades-could-take-months-news.154609.html" target="_blank">everyone knows that Kevin Durant wants out of the Brooklyn Nets</a>. Just last week, KD shocked the world by requesting a trade. The Nets claimed that they would be honoring this request and that a deal would be on the horizon. Over the last five days, the Nets have fielded offers from all around the league, and so far, they have yet to find a deal that is compelling enough to get KD off of their hands. With this trade request in mind, there have been plenty of hot takes from people around the league.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durants-preferred-trade-destination-revealed-news.154375.html" target="_blank">Some believe KD is going to the Suns</a> while others are claiming the Pelicans or even the Raptors. One man, however, believes KD doesn't even want to be traded. Elsa/Getty ImagesThat man is none other than KD's former Thunder teammate, Kendrick Perkins. Perkins currently works for ESPN which means he is employed to deliver the hottest takes money can buy. As you can see below, that is exactly what Perkins does as he claims that KD is only requesting a trade as a negotiation tactic for Kyrie. Perkins goes on to say that it makes no sense for Durant to want out and that by doing this, Durant could get leverage for the Nets to go out and give Kyrie a long-term deal. This is probably the least likely outcome one could imagine. If you're the Nets, you don't want KD and Kyrie on the team anymore as they have nothing but cause a whole lot of drama. At this point, it is best for everyone involved to just move on and start fresh. Stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates surrounding this situation. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kendrick-perkins-offers-up-wild-kevin-durant-hot-take-news.154613.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kendrick-perkins-offers-up-wild-kevin-durant-hot-take-news.154613.html</a>249225article, Kendrick Perkins Offers Up Wild Kevin Durant Hot Takeblogs/7-2022/249225-kendrick-perkins-of-s.jpg1Michael Jordan Graces The Cover Of Two NBA 2K23 Editionshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/michael-jordan-graces-the-cover-of-two-nba-2k23-editions-news.154611.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-michael-jordan-graces-cover-two-nba-2k23-editions/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-michael-jordan-graces-cover-two-nba-2k23-editions/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 15:29 GMT Michael Jordan is easily the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/michael-jordan-snubs-young-fans-looking-to-get-a-picture-news.153952.html" target="_blank">greatest player to ever step on an NBA court</a>. While there are debates about him and LeBron James, it is impossible to deny what Jordan was able to accomplish in such a small sample size. MJ is one of the greatest champions that the sports world has ever known and for years to come, he will be lauded as such. Having said that, NBA 2K23 is coming out in the fall and since "23" is literally in the title, they have decided to make Jordan the cover athlete for the Championship Edition, as well as the Michael Jordan Edition. You can see a trailer for these two versions of the game, down below. The game will feature two versions of MJ, including one from the 1980s and another from the 1990s. 2K has added legends to the game before, although MJ's inclusion 2K23 will definitely come with quite a bit of fanfare. Jordan is one of the most popular athletes ever, and putting him on the cover will certainly add to sales. As for the release date of the game, it will be dropping on September 9th. Pre-orders for the game begin on Thursday, July 7th. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/michael-jordan-graces-the-cover-of-two-nba-2k23-editions-news.154611.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/michael-jordan-graces-the-cover-of-two-nba-2k23-editions-news.154611.html</a>249213article, Michael Jordan Graces The Cover Of Two NBA 2K23 Editionsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Stevie J & Faith Evans Take Beach Trip Together For 4th Of Julyhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/stevie-j-and-faith-evans-take-beach-trip-together-for-4th-of-july-news.features/blogs/itstheboombap-stevie-j-faith-evans-take-beach-trip-together-4th-jul/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-stevie-j-faith-evans-take-beach-trip-together-4th-jul/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 15:22 GMT Stevie J and Faith Evans shared a relaxing beach day together over the long weekend, which they show off on social media. The posts come as the two are reportedly working on fixing their marriage, after <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/stevie-j-accuses-faith-evans-of-cheating-on-them-inside-of-their-home-news.143070.html" target="_blank">filing for divorce, last year</a>. Fans were quick to point out that Evans didn't appear to be enjoying herself in one of the videos. "She look like she still fed up with his shit lol," one fan commented on a repost of a video from their trip on The Shade Room. Another wrote: "She don&rsquo;t even wanna be there." Paras Griffin / Getty ImagesThings appeared to be over for the couple when they first filed for divorce in November. On Mother's Day, Stevie shared a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/stevie-j-admits-to-humiliating-faith-evans-in-mothers-day-post-news.151660.html" target="_blank">heartfelt apology for the way he had treated Evans</a> and the status of their relationship appeared unclear. Back in March&nbsp;Stevie addressed the couple's relationship status, explaining that they're still planning on making things work. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re good,&rdquo; he told HipHopDX at the time. &ldquo;She&rsquo;s still Mrs. Jordan. We&rsquo;re cooling. We&rsquo;re handling some things and we&rsquo;re keeping it out of the media, do you know what I&rsquo;m saying? That&rsquo;s my best friend. Why wouldn&rsquo;t it work out? We go back 28 years or something like that. She know you from A to Z. She know everything about me, I know everything about her. So when it&rsquo;s like that, it&rsquo;s bound to work out.&rdquo; Check out one of Stevie and Evans' beach posts below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71489/title.stevie-j-calls-faith-evans-his-best-friend-as-beach-video-suggests-divorce-is-off" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/stevie-j-and-faith-evans-take-beach-trip-together-for-4th-of-july-news.154610.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/stevie-j-and-faith-evans-take-beach-trip-together-for-4th-of-july-news.154610.html</a>249214article, Stevie J & Faith Evans Take Beach Trip Together For 4th Of Julyblogs/7-2022/249214-stevie-j-faith-evan-s.jpg1Grime Legend D Double E Drops Off "Bluku Bluku EP 2"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/grime-legend-d-double-e-drops-off-bluku-bluku-ep-2-new-mixtape.122687.hfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-grime-legend-d-double-e-drops-off-bluku-bluku-ep-2/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-grime-legend-d-double-e-drops-off-bluku-bluku-ep-2/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 15:20 GMT With over 20 years in the game, D Double E is still pushing himself further with each release. The rapper's shared a handful of singles over the past few months, including "Roll Up," and a slew of collaborations with artists like D Power Diesle and Danny Byrd. The new releases have had fans ecstatic about a new body of work, and over the weekend, he blessed fans with his latest EP,&nbsp;Bluku Bluku EP 2. Serving as the&nbsp;sequel to 2011's&nbsp;Bluku! Bluku!, his new project&nbsp;brings it back to the essence of grime, alongside a few notable collaborators. Novelist appears on "Pace," which D Double E also produced, while Chip assists on "G's Only." Other producers on the project include Bluey, Swindle, Silencer, RasEye, and Diamondz. Check the project below.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/grime-legend-d-double-e-drops-off-bluku-bluku-ep-2-new-mixtape.122687.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/grime-legend-d-double-e-drops-off-bluku-bluku-ep-2-new-mixtape.122687.html</a>249215mixtape, Grime Legend D Double E Drops Off "Bluku Bluku EP 2"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Highland Park Suspect Robert Crimo Wore Women's Clothing To Blend In After Deadly Shootinghttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-suspect-robert-crimo-wore-womens-clothing-to-blend-in-aftfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-highland-park-suspect-robert-crimo-wore-womens-clothing-b/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-highland-park-suspect-robert-crimo-wore-womens-clothing-b/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 14:51 GMT After Robert E. Crimo III was&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-mass-shooting-person-of-interest-revealed-to-be-chicago-area-rapper-news.154566.html" target="_blank">taken into custody</a> yesterday (July 4) in connection with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-shooting-update-22-year-old-robert-e-crimo-iii-named-as-person-of-interest-news.154561.html" target="_blank">deadly Highland Park mass shooting</a> that took place during a celebratory parade, further details into the incident have been made available. As TMZ reports, on Tuesday (July 5) a news conference was held, during which Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said the 21-year-old suspect wore a disguise that allowed him to sneak in and out of the area of attack without suspicion. Mark Borenstein/Getty ImagesFrom the sounds of things, Crimo's alleged actions were pre-meditated, as he donned women's clothing to help hide his tattoos and aid his effort to evade police capture. During the shooting &ndash; which has now killed a total of seven people and left at least 24 others injured &ndash; the Chicago-area-based recording artist squeezed off over 70 rounds using a legally purchased, high-powered rifle. At this time, police believe the gunman dropped his weapon after his spree, fleeing from the roof of the business where he opened fire. As chaos ensured below, he was able to easily blend in with the crowd. Reports reveal that Crimo then allegedly walked to his mother's home nearby, where he borrowed her Honda and led police on a high-speed car chase which ended with him in handcuffs; the young man was taken into custody "without incident," police reported. Authorities are under the impression that the mass shooting was planned for several weeks before, though, at this time, Crimo has not been officially charged.&nbsp; More updates are expected to be made available later today &ndash; tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH then for any information on the Highland Park tragedy. RIP. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/05/highland-park-shooting-dressed-womens-clothing-disguise-attack/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-suspect-robert-crimo-wore-womens-clothing-to-blend-in-after-deadly-shooting-news.154607.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-suspect-robert-crimo-wore-womens-clothing-to-blend-in-after-deadly-shooting-news.154607.html</a>249207article, Highland Park Suspect Robert Crimo Wore Women's Clothing To Blend In After Deadly Shootingblogs/7-2022/249207-highland-park-suspe-s.jpg1Joe Rogan Says He's Repeatedly Rejected Donald Trump For His Podcasthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joe-rogan-says-hes-repeatedly-rejected-donald-trump-for-his-podcast-newfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-joe-rogan-says-hes-repeatedly-rejected-donald-trump-his/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-joe-rogan-says-hes-repeatedly-rejected-donald-trump-his/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 14:50 GMT Joe Rogan says that he's declined to have former President&nbsp;Donald Trump on <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/charlamagne-tha-god-speaks-on-joe-rogan-using-n-word-news.147836.html" target="_blank">his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience</a>, on multiple occasions. The comedian discussed his opinion of Trump during an appearance on The Lex Fridman Podcast, Monday. "I'm not a Trump supporter in any way, shape, or form," Rogan told Fridman. "I've had the opportunity to have him on my show more than once. I've said no every time." He added: "I don't want to help him. I'm not interested in helping him." Ethan Miller / Getty ImagesFrom there, Rogan says that he believes Trump will run for President again in 2024, when he will take on Joe Biden. "He's going to run again," Rogan said, adding that he'd be "running against a dead man," referring to the current 79-year-old president. "Did you see him on 'Jimmy Kimmel' the other day? He was just rambling," Rogan said of Biden. "If he was anyone else, if he was a Republican, if that was Donald Trump doing that, every fucking talk show would be screaming for him to be off the air." He also remarked that&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/donald-trump-posts-video-making-fun-of-joe-bidens-bike-accident-news.153795.html" target="_blank">the Trump era</a> will be considered "one of the weirder times when people look back historically about the division in this country." Despite not wanting to platform Donald Trump on his podcast, Rogan has spoken with a number of other politicians on his show, including&nbsp;Tulsi Gabbard,&nbsp;Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang, and more. Check out Rogan's discussion on The Lex Fridman Podcast below. [<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-rogan-refuses-host-trump-podcast-ron-desantis-2022-7" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joe-rogan-says-hes-repeatedly-rejected-donald-trump-for-his-podcast-news.154608.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joe-rogan-says-hes-repeatedly-rejected-donald-trump-for-his-podcast-news.154608.html</a>249208article, Joe Rogan Says He's Repeatedly Rejected Donald Trump For His Podcastblogs/7-2022/249208-joe-rogan-says-hes-s.jpg1Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving Trades Could Take Monthshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-and-kyrie-irving-trades-could-take-months-news.154609.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-kyrie-irving-trades-could-take-months/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-kyrie-irving-trades-could-take-months/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 14:45 GMT As it stands, the Brooklyn Nets are trying to make&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-asking-price-revealed-news.154595.html" target="_blank">deals to ship out Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.</a> That is much easier said than done as these are two of the premier players in the entire NBA. Kevin Durant is arguably the best player in the league right now while Kyrie is one of the most skilled players to ever grace the point guard position. With that said, the franchise needs to get this right in order to have a viable future. There have been a ton of rumors as to where these players may go.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-halted-due-to-one-factor-news.154575.html" target="_blank">Some believe Kyrie will end up in Los Angeles</a> all while KD will go to the Suns. These possibilities are all feasible, but it is clear that the Nets are not going to do anything until they get the deals that they want. Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesFor instance, Shams Charania of The Athletic told Pat McAfee today that the Nets could drag this out for months. In fact, they are even thinking of keeping these two on the roster next season as they both have to honor their contracts. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re making moves and doing things this offseason, in their mind, in preparation as if they&rsquo;re bringing these two guys back next season and playing with these two guys,&rdquo; Charania said. This is a situation that could get ugly, but for now, it is in the Nets' best interest to trade these players and get the headaches off of their hands. Stay tuned to HNHH for more news from around the league. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-and-kyrie-irving-trades-could-take-months-news.154609.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-and-kyrie-irving-trades-could-take-months-news.154609.html</a>249209article, Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving Trades Could Take Monthsblogs/7-2022/249209-kevin-durant-kyrie-s.jpg1Affion Crockett Says He Was Scared His Jay-Z Impression Would Get Him Slappedhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/affion-crockett-says-he-was-scared-his-jay-z-impression-would-get-him-sfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-affion-crockett-says-he-was-scared-his-jayz-impression-would/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-affion-crockett-says-he-was-scared-his-jayz-impression-would/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 14:10 GMT Affion Crockett recalled running into Jay-Z&nbsp;at&nbsp;former President Obama&rsquo;s 2008 inauguration and his response to his iconic impression of the rapper.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/affion-crockett-reminisces-on-his-days-as-a-soul-train-dancer-news.111224.html" target="_blank">The comedian</a> spoke about the incident during a recent interview on&nbsp;The Breakfast Club, admitting that he was afraid he was going to get slapped at first. To Crockett's surprise, Jay-Z loved the impression and the two hit it off. &ldquo;Hov loves the impression. The first time I met him, I thought I was going to get slapped, I ain&rsquo;t going to lie,&rdquo; he admitted. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m in the back &hellip; and then all of a sudden a wave of people come in down the stairs, and it&rsquo;s Jay and his entourage, they about to go to the stage." Nicholas Hunt / Getty ImagesHe continued: &ldquo;He sees me and starts walking over to me. You know how in the movies when the camera&rsquo;s coming towards you and you start to get smaller? That&rsquo;s how I felt. I was like, &lsquo;Aww shit.&rsquo; He walks up to me and he extends his hand, he&rsquo;s like, &lsquo;Yo, you be doing the Jigga man. I like that!'&rdquo; From there, the two interacted throughout the night and even filmed a video together. In the end, Crockett says he's got nothing but respect for Jay. &ldquo;That whole night, he kept walking up to me, making sure I was good,&rdquo; he added. &ldquo;Mary J. Blige was on stage and he was like, &lsquo;I bet you can&rsquo;t sing like that!&rsquo; He was really cool! And then we did a drop on video and he showed the love and he made me do the laugh in front of him. Nothing but respect, man.&rdquo; Crockett recently hosted the reunion <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/martin-lawrence-downplays-chances-of-doing-a-martin-reboot-news.154311.html" target="_blank">special for the TV series Martin</a>, which aired on BET in June. Check out Crockett's comments on The Breakfast Club below. View this post on Instagram<a href="https://www.instagram.com/reel/CffOrTzvyWi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by THE HIP-HOP WOLF&reg; (@thehiphopwolf)</a> [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71490/title.affion-crockett-recalls-jay-z-reaction-to-impression" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/affion-crockett-says-he-was-scared-his-jay-z-impression-would-get-him-slapped-news.154606.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/affion-crockett-says-he-was-scared-his-jay-z-impression-would-get-him-slapped-news.154606.html</a>249210article, Affion Crockett Says He Was Scared His Jay-Z Impression Would Get Him Slappedblogs/7-2022/249210-affion-crockett-say-s.jpg1Cardi B Says Her Debut Album Landing On The "Rolling Stone" Top 200 Was "A Setup"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/cardi-b-says-her-debut-album-landing-on-the-rolling-stone-top-200-was-afeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-cardi-b-says-her-debut-album-landing-rolling-stone-to/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-cardi-b-says-her-debut-album-landing-rolling-stone-to/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 14:06 GMT Cardi B is the latest famous face to sit across from Angela Yee and co. on the&nbsp;Lip Service podcast, and the mother of two did not disappoint when she was spilling the tea on everything from getting dragged by the internet on a regular basis to sending sexy videos to her husband. One of the most notable moments of the interview came when the 29-year-old turned the conversation to her placement on&nbsp;Rolling Stone's ranking of the 200 greatest hip-hop albums of all time, which caused something of a stir online, and even prompted some to hurl nasty insults her way.&nbsp; Kevin Winter/Getty Images"They was dragging me like, 'How dare they put Cardi before Nas?' I was like, 'Oh my goodness.' I just woke up and I'm getting my ass dragged. I didn't even ask for this," she recalled around the 52-minute mark of her interview. While she empathizes with where the critics are coming from, the New York native had a reminder for them. "I understand that but it&rsquo;s like, bitch, I ain&rsquo;t motherf*cking ask for it." "You know, I understand that people feel a certain type of way. But don&rsquo;t try to disrespect me or my work or my album because your mother was listening to my shit, your bitch was driving, listening to fucking &lsquo;Be Careful.&rsquo; All y&rsquo;all bitches, all y&rsquo;all hoes. So it&rsquo;s like, don&rsquo;t even try it." According to Cardi, "certain shit" is done to ensure the virality of the list. "Of course, they're gonna use a bitch like me," she told Yee. "It's gonna start a stir," she added, noting that she's seen similar "recipes" used before, though they all make her the "punching bag." "Yeah, it was like, a setup," she said of her #16 ranking on the coveted list. "Rolling Stone, you trying to set me up. You got my ass dragged on a f*cking Tuesday for no reason." On the bright side, the "WAP" artist has been revelling in the joy of her successful new single, "Hot Shit" featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk &ndash; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kanye-west-shouts-out-his-kids-the-late-virgil-abloh-and-god-on-cardi-bs-hot-shit-news.154407.html" target="_blank">read more about that here</a>, and check out her full episode of&nbsp;Lip Service below. [<a href="https://www.complex.com/music/cardi-b-says-rolling-stone-ranking-of-invasion-of-privacy-200-greatest-hip-hop-albums-list-was-setup" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/cardi-b-says-her-debut-album-landing-on-the-rolling-stone-top-200-was-a-setup-news.154604.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/cardi-b-says-her-debut-album-landing-on-the-rolling-stone-top-200-was-a-setup-news.154604.html</a>249211article, Cardi B Says Her Debut Album Landing On The "Rolling Stone" Top 200 Was "A Setup"blogs/7-2022/249211-cardi-b-says-her-de-s.jpg1Travis Scott's First Headlining Concert Since Astroworld Tragedy Sells Out In Hourshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scotts-first-headlining-concert-since-astroworld-tragedy-sells-ofeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scotts-first-headlining-concert-astroworld-trag/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scotts-first-headlining-concert-astroworld-trag/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 13:43 GMT Travis Scott has slowly inched his way back to the stage following the<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scotts-team-responds-to-astroworld-victims-family-over-s5m-bugatti-purchase-news.154142.html" target="_blank"> Astroworld Festival </a>tragedy in 2021. Scott took a step back from performing due to the backlash that he faced and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-sued-over-2019-rolling-loud-miami-stampede-report-news.152452.html" target="_blank">the numerous lawsuits against him</a> but after his appearance at the Billboard Music Awards, he appears to be ready to hit the ground running. Rich Fury/Getty ImagesThe rapper announced his upcoming concert at London's O2 Arena, marking his first headlining show since Astroworld Festival. The rapper was scheduled to perform on Aug. 6th but the overwhelming demand has led promoters to add a second date. The August 6th show at the O2 Arena, which has a capacity of under 16,000, sold out in under two hours, according to a press release.&nbsp; "Travis&rsquo;s packed weekend performances and [the] fact that his O2 show in London sold out within two hours are just the latest signs that fan demand is sky-high for the return of one of the world&rsquo;s favorite artists,&rdquo; Scott's spokesperson said. The upcoming concert is a strong indication that Scott's follow-up to&nbsp;Astroworld could be coming before the end of the year. Scott has been teasing the release of<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-teases-utopia-release-with-photos-of-recording-sessions-news.152481.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;Utopia</a>for quite some time.&nbsp;Scott said upon the announcement of the O2 Arena show that it was "time to take it to [a] bigger speaker." We'll keep you posted on more updates surrounding Travis Scott's show.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scotts-first-headlining-concert-since-astroworld-tragedy-sells-out-in-hours-news.154603.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scotts-first-headlining-concert-since-astroworld-tragedy-sells-out-in-hours-news.154603.html</a>249202article, Travis Scott's First Headlining Concert Since Astroworld Tragedy Sells Out In Hoursblogs/7-2022/249202-travis-scotts-first-s.jpg1Westside Gunn Reveals Tracklist For New Project, "Peace 'Fly' God"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-reveals-tracklist-for-new-project-peace-fly-god-news.1546features/blogs/itstheboombap-westside-gunn-reveals-tracklist-new-project-peace-fly-go/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-westside-gunn-reveals-tracklist-new-project-peace-fly-go/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 13:32 GMT Westside Gunn has shared the tracklist for his <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-says-his-new-project-is-dropping-on-friday-news.154527.html" target="_blank">upcoming project,&nbsp;Peace &ldquo;Fly&rdquo; God</a>, which is set to release on Friday. The project, billed as a "curation," features production from Madlib,&nbsp;Don Carrera, Daringer, and Conductor Williams. The tracks will be performed by Westside Gunn, but also&nbsp;Stove God Cooks and Estee Nack. The Griselda rapper didn't reveal which songs belong to which artists. Bennett Raglin / Getty ImagesElaborating further on the project in a post from earlier this week, Gunn said that he intends to&nbsp;"keep that shit grimey," and spend little time on mixing and mastering the songs. "I&rsquo;m back in the states and the homies pulled right up on me, now the tape is complete!!!!! Idgaf about the mix or the master I wanna keep that shit grimey af, so I&rsquo;m dropping this Fri fuck it," he captioned the post. "This not the Album this a ART piece before MICHELLE RECORDS @esteenack @cvv.vino and ain&rsquo;t shit fuckin wit it&hellip; made in 48hrs." Peace "Fly" God will be Gunn's first project&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-confirms-hitler-wears-hermes-8-drops-tonight-news.138156.html" target="_blank">since 2021's&nbsp;Hitler Wears Hermes 8</a>. That project featured collaborations with&nbsp;Mach-Hommy,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/Jadakiss/profile" target="_blank">Jadakiss</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/boldy-james/profile" target="_blank">Boldy James</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/LilWayne/profile" target="_blank">Lil Wayne</a>, and more. Check out the full tracklist for&nbsp;Peace &ldquo;Fly&rdquo; God below and be on the lookout for the project, this Friday. 1. &ldquo;Please Flygod&rdquo; 2. &ldquo;Jesus Crack&rdquo; 3. &ldquo;Ritz Barlton&rdquo; 4. &ldquo;Big Ass Bracelet&rdquo; 5. &ldquo;Bobby Rhude&rdquo; 6. &ldquo;Derrick Boleman&rdquo; 7. &ldquo;Horses On Sunset&rdquo; 8. &ldquo;Open Praise&rdquo; 9. &ldquo;Danhausen&rdquo; 10. &ldquo;Flip V Phil&rdquo; [<a href="https://uproxx.com/music/westside-gunn-peace-fly-god-tracklist/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-reveals-tracklist-for-new-project-peace-fly-god-news.154600.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-reveals-tracklist-for-new-project-peace-fly-god-news.154600.html</a>249203article, Westside Gunn Reveals Tracklist For New Project "Peace 'Fly' God"blogs/7-2022/249203-westside-gunn-revea-s.jpg1Raz Fresco Links With Boldy James For "Colour Money" Singlehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/raz-fresco-links-with-boldy-james-for-colour-money-single-new-song.1994features/blogs/itstheboombap-raz-fresco-links-with-boldy-james-colour-money-single/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-raz-fresco-links-with-boldy-james-colour-money-single/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 13:28 GMT Sometimes, the most incredible collaborations are put together in the most unexpected places. Such is the case with Raz Fresco's latest delivery, "Colour Money." "Back in May, I bumped into @boldyjames randomly at a Tim Hortons while he was in town for the NBA LEATHER TOUR," the Canadian rapper and producer told his Instagram followers earlier this week, accompanying the song's arrival. "I been rocking with his work since&nbsp;JIMBO (2011) cuz I always was a huge @oldinglish supporter so we chopped it up for a bit, I dropped some bars and then I invited him to pull up to the bakery. A couple hours later he came through dolo and we started cookin... The rest is history..." Raz confirmed that "Colour Money" will be available on streaming platforms this weekend, but for now, those who want to listen can check it out exclusively on YouTube and BKRSCLB.COM, where the creative's full&nbsp;Marvelous Right Wrist project can also be streamed.&nbsp; <strong>Quotable Lyrics:</strong> $1,300 for the hoodie, but it's Balmain Louis Vuitton sweats with LV on the drawstring If I had pockets full of dirty but the rock clean Smoke too much so I can barely make some money off weed via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/raz-fresco-links-with-boldy-james-for-colour-money-single-new-song.1994914.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/raz-fresco-links-with-boldy-james-for-colour-money-single-new-song.1994914.html</a>249204song, Raz Fresco Links With Boldy James For "Colour Money" Singlebvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Jordan Legacy 312 Low "Black & Gold" Unveiled: Official Photoshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-black-and-gold-unveiled-official-photos-news.1546features/blogs/itstheboombap-jordan-legacy-312-low-black-gold-unveiled-official-photos/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-jordan-legacy-312-low-black-gold-unveiled-official-photos/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 13:27 GMT One shoe that seems to be coming back <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-blessed-with-easter-colorway-photos-news.149914.html" target="_blank">in a big way is the Jordan Legacy 312 Low</a>. After a couple of years off, this shoe has returned in 2022, and it seems to be doing big numbers. Whenever new colorways of this shoe are revealed, readers seem to resonate, which is interesting given the fact that this shoe wasn't met with such praise when it first came out.&nbsp; Either way, Jumpman is continuing its winning streak with a fresh pair of Legacy 312 Low's, simply called "Black &amp; Gold." As you can see in the official images down below, this model has black patent leather on the toe and the mudguard. From there, we have a white toe box and a gold Nike swoosh. These colors always work well together, and there is no doubt that and are going to flock to these, just like they&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-turquoise-brings-the-tiffany-vibes-news.149075.html" target="_blank">did the Tiffany blue model.</a> For now, there is no release date associated with this sneaker, so stay tuned to HNHH as we will be sure to bring you all of the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world. In the meantime, let us know what you think of these brand-new kicks, in the comments section down below.&nbsp; Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Jordan-Legacy-312-Low-Black-Gold-CD7069-071-Release-Date.jpeg" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Jordan-Legacy-312-Low-Black-Gold-CD7069-071-Release-Date-3.jpeg" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Jordan-Legacy-312-Low-Black-Gold-CD7069-071-Release-Date-5.jpeg" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Jordan-Legacy-312-Low-Black-Gold-CD7069-071-Release-Date-1.jpeg" title="" /></div> Image via Nike via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-black-and-gold-unveiled-official-photos-news.154602.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jordan-legacy-312-low-black-and-gold-unveiled-official-photos-news.154602.html</a>249205article, Jordan Legacy 312 Low "Black & Gold" Unveiled: Official Photosblogs/7-2022/249205-jordan-legacy-312-l-s.jpg1Demaryius Thomas Reportedly Had CTEhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/demaryius-thomas-reportedly-had-cte-news.154599.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-demaryius-thomas-reportedly-had-cte/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-demaryius-thomas-reportedly-had-cte/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 13:05 GMT Demaryius Thomas was a beloved <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/broncos-honor-demaryius-thomas-by-taking-penalty-with-10-men-on-the-field-news.144501.html" target="_blank">wide receiver for the Denver Broncos</a>. He got to play with some truly incredible players during his time in the NFL, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/demaryius-thomas-passes-away-at-33-news.144374.html" target="_blank">and there is no doubt that his passing hit a lot of people hard.&nbsp;</a> Back in December of 2021, Thomas passed away at his home after collapsing in the shower. When paramedics arrived at the scene, they were unable to revive him, and since that time, a cause of death has yet to be revealed. Football deaths have become all too common over the last decade or so, and since Thomas' passing, his brain has been used for science as doctors wanted to see what could have led to his untimely death. Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesAccording to Bleacher Report, it has been revealed that Thomas was suffering from Stage 2 CTE. CTE is a disease that has become common among former NFL players. For those who do not know, CTE is a disease that can only be diagnosed after you have already passed away. This disease has been known to inhibit a person's decision making and it can also lead to depression, drug use, and various other destructive behaviors.&nbsp; CTE is no joke and the players throughout the NFL have certainly become more aware of it over the years. Playing football is a risk and many throughout the league have ultimately chosen to be okay with that risk. It's a tough choice but it is one that has to be made with millions of dollars on the line. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/demaryius-thomas-reportedly-had-cte-news.154599.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/demaryius-thomas-reportedly-had-cte-news.154599.html</a>249206article, Demaryius Thomas Reportedly Had CTEblogs/7-2022/249206-demaryius-thomas-re-s.jpg1Kyrie Irving To Lakers Trade Has "No Traction"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-has-no-traction-news.154597.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kyrie-irving-lakers-trade-has-no-traction/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kyrie-irving-lakers-trade-has-no-traction/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 12:41 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-halted-due-to-one-factor-news.154575.html" target="_blank">Kyrie Irving is likely on his way out of Brooklyn</a>&nbsp;now that Kevin Durant has requested a trade. These two were supposed to turn the Nets into immediate title contenders, but in the end, they did nothing to actually make this franchise good enough. Sure, they looked spectacular when they were together, but it never actually translated into any playoff success. Now, the Nets are being forced to cut their losses, and the expectation is that Kyrie will be dealt right after they get a deal done to ship out Durant.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lakers-and-nets-actively-engaged-in-kyrie-irving-russell-westbrook-trade-report-news.154479.html" target="_blank">The only team that seems destined to make a play for Kyrie is the Los Angeles Lakers,</a> but as it stands, a deal seems dead in the water. Sarah Stier/Getty ImagesWhile speaking to Pat McAfee on his show, Shams Charania of The Athletic made the claim that there is "no traction" on talks between the Lakers and the Nets for Kyrie. Of course, the Lakers would like to give up Russell Westbrook, which isn't exactly great for the Nets given their salary cap situation. Not to mention, the Lakers want Joe Harris, but the Nets don't want to give him up.&nbsp; With the Lakers seemingly fumbling the Kyrie situation, it remains to be seen where the Point Guard will now end up. Stay tuned to HNHH, as we will be sure to bring you all of the latest from around the NBA. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-has-no-traction-news.154597.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-has-no-traction-news.154597.html</a>249197article, Kyrie Irving To Lakers Trade Has "No Traction"blogs/7-2022/249197-kyrie-irving-lakers-s.jpg1Big Scarr Proves He's Gucci Mane's Next-In-Command With His XXL Freshman Freestylehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/big-scarr-proves-hes-gucci-manes-next-in-command-with-his-xxl-freshman-features/blogs/itstheboombap-big-scarr-proves-hes-gucci-manes-nextincommand-with-his-xxl/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-big-scarr-proves-hes-gucci-manes-nextincommand-with-his-xxl/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 12:29 GMT The latest&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/2022-xxl-freshman-class-includes-nardo-wick-doechii-saucy-santana-and-more-news.153555.html" target="_blank">XXL Freshman 2022 inductee</a> to drop off their freestyle is Memphis' own Big Scarr, who showed off his skills by crafting bars about his growth and progress as a rapper. "Whoa, know they ain't stoppin' my legacy / N*gga throw shots and they think I ain't catchin' it," the 22-year-old spits with confidence for the camera, letting his unique cadence shine. "Richest young n*gga, got the hook and my section lit/Walk in the mall, like I'm pick store a shopping fit, tryna invest in some property." Prince Williams/Getty Images"Look like a gang leader, this shit like Monopoly / Havin' my way, ain't no stoppin' it," the 1017 Records star's braggadocious bars continue. "Gotta thank God that I made it out poverty / Long way from kilos and robberies / Pockets on swole like I just hit the lottery / Now every day, it's a shopping spree." Though his talent is obvious, as it turns out, Big Scarr's passion for rap is relatively new. It was his friend and fellow artist Baby K who put him on to making rhymes, which resulted in his first song, "Make a Play" dropping in 2019 and unexpectedly rising to success on YouTube. The following year, he&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/gucci-mane-praises-pooh-shiesty-and-big-scarr-a-lot-to-celebrate-news.130901.html" target="_blank">signed to Gucci Mane's label</a> and has since gone on to drop mixtapes like&nbsp;Big Grim Reaper as well as the deluxe cut,&nbsp;Big Grim Reaper: The Return. Other big hits for the lyricist include "SolcyBoyz 2" featuring his cousin, Pooh Shiesty alongside Foogiano and Tay Keith, "Fantasy" with Offset, "Frozone," and "Traphouse. Check out Big Scarr's XXL Freshman freestyle below, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more&nbsp;hip-hop news updates. [<a href="https://www.xxlmag.com/big-scarr-2022-xxl-freshman-freestyle/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/big-scarr-proves-hes-gucci-manes-next-in-command-with-his-xxl-freshman-freestyle-news.154596.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/big-scarr-proves-hes-gucci-manes-next-in-command-with-his-xxl-freshman-freestyle-news.154596.html</a>249198article, Big Scarr Proves He's Gucci Mane's Next-In-Command With His XXL Freshman Freestyleblogs/7-2022/249198-big-scarr-proves-he-s.jpg1Kevin Durant Trade Asking Price Revealedhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-asking-price-revealed-news.154595.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-trade-asking-price-revealed/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-trade-asking-price-revealed/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 12:12 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-requests-trade-out-of-brooklyn-news.154374.html" target="_blank">Kevin Durant is on his way out of Brooklyn</a>&nbsp;and there is no shortage of fanfare surrounding his exit. KD is one of those players who can make any franchise a contender, so it shouldn't be surprising that various teams throughout the NBA are calling the Brooklyn Nets to try and make a deal. Given the fact that KD is one of the top 10 greatest players of all time,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durants-preferred-trade-destination-revealed-news.154375.html" target="_blank">it should also be obvious that the Nets are making sure</a> they get the best package possible. KD is not someone you let get away for free, and that Nets front office is adamant about getting a fair return, especially after the insane haul that went to the Utah Jazz for Rudy Gobert. Elsa/Getty ImagesIn fact, while speaking on ESPN today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN revealed that the Nets are looking for an All-Star and several first-round draft picks, moving forward. The Jazz were able to get five draft picks for Rudy Gobert, which means KD should at least yield six or seven. As for an all-star level player, it might be difficult for the Nets to pull that off. After all, teams want to make sure Durant would be coming into a situation where he can win a title. Giving up an all-star player would effectively gut your roster. For now, trade talks continue and things are still taking shape. Whether or not the Nets get what they want, still remains to be seen. Either way, this will continue to be the biggest story of free agency for days to come. Stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the NBA world. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-asking-price-revealed-news.154595.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-asking-price-revealed-news.154595.html</a>249199article, Kevin Durant Trade Asking Price Revealedblogs/7-2022/249199-kevin-durant-trade-s.jpg1Key Glock Shares His Latest Single "Diapers"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/key-glock-shares-his-latest-single-diapers-new-song.1994913.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-key-glock-shares-his-latest-single-diapers/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-key-glock-shares-his-latest-single-diapers/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 12:11 GMT The Paper Route Empire is working overtime this year. The crew delivered&nbsp;Long Live Dolph at the top of the year, then each artist on the roster continued to push out new solo music. Key Glock has been particularly active in recent months. He unveiled Yellow Tape (Deluxe)&nbsp;earlier this year and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down since. This week, the Memphis star returned with his new single, "Diapers." The artist's latest release quietly emerged on streaming services and YouTube this morning. On the new record, Key Glock takes on muddy production with luxurious and braggadocious bars.&nbsp; The release of his latest record arrives shortly after dropping a remix to Future's "712AM."&nbsp; Check out Key Glock's new single, "Diapers" and sound off with your thoughts in the comments. <strong>Quotable Lyrics </strong>Killin' these n***as like my last name Myers First name Michael, I ball like Michael Tyson, 10-carats in rings bitin' Came in fucking shit up, Joe Biden<strong> </strong> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/key-glock-shares-his-latest-single-diapers-new-song.1994913.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/key-glock-shares-his-latest-single-diapers-new-song.1994913.html</a>249200song, Key Glock Shares His Latest Single "Diapers"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1R. Kelly Taken Off Suicide Watch After Claiming "Cruel & Unusual Punishment" In Lawsuithttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/r-kelly-taken-off-suicide-watch-after-claiming-cruel-and-unusual-punishfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-r-kelly-taken-off-suicide-watch-after-claiming-cruel-unusual/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-r-kelly-taken-off-suicide-watch-after-claiming-cruel-unusual/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 12:00 GMT R. Kelly is a free man &ndash; from suicide watch, that is. The disgraced R&amp;B singer took home a small legal victory today (July 5) against the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center where he's being held. After Kelly was&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/r-kelly-sentenced-to-30-years-in-prison-for-sex-trafficking-and-racketeering-news.154327.html" target="_blank">sentenced to 30 years</a> for his sexual abuse and racketeering crimes, the prison placed him on suicide watch, which he and his legal team dubbed&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/r-kelly-sues-brooklyn-prison-for-cruel-and-unusual-punishment-after-being-placed-on-suicide-watch-news.154415.html" target="_blank">"cruel and unusual punishment"</a> in a lawsuit. Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty ImagesThe "Ignition" hitmaker made it clear that he had no intentions of harming himself or anyone else, stating that he was only being held under such conditions due to his celebrity status, though authorities responded by filing documents saying that he's being watched&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/r-kelly-to-remain-on-suicide-watch-for-his-own-safety-news.154514.html" target="_blank">"for his own safety."</a> "[<a href="http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/RKelly/profile" target="_blank">R. Kelly</a>'s] current life circumstances undoubtedly bring emotional distress," Assistant U.S. Attorney Melanie Speight wrote in documents obtained by TMZ. "He is a&nbsp;convicted sex offender&nbsp;who has been sentenced to spend the next three decades in prison." After undergoing a "clinical assessment," though, the 55-year-old has been taken off suicide watch. At this time, no further details on the medical examination have been revealed. What we do know, however, is that Kelly will be expected to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/r-kelly-must-undergo-sexual-disorder-treatment-no-contact-with-minors-upon-release-news.154401.html" target="_blank">undergo treatment for an unnamed sexual disorder</a> while incarcerated, and upon his conditional release, he's barred from any contact with minors. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/05/GettyImages-1168898276.jpg" title="" /></div> Pool/Getty ImagesElsewhere in recent news, Jeffrey Epstein's associate and former lover Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced for her sex abuse crimes, also receiving a lengthy sentence behind bars &ndash; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ghislaine-maxwell-hit-with-20-year-sentence-for-aiding-jeffrey-epstein-in-sexual-abuse-news.154274.html" target="_blank">read more about that here</a>, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for any updates on R. Kelly's imprisonment. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/05/r-kelly-suicide-watch-lawsuit-conviction-sex-crimes/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/r-kelly-taken-off-suicide-watch-after-claiming-cruel-and-unusual-punishment-in-lawsuit-news.154593.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/r-kelly-taken-off-suicide-watch-after-claiming-cruel-and-unusual-punishment-in-lawsuit-news.154593.html</a>249201article, R. Kelly Taken Off Suicide Watch After Claiming "Cruel & Unusual Punishment" In Lawsuitblogs/7-2022/249201-r-kelly-taken-off-s-s.jpg1Jackboy Wants The Team To Win On "Pursue My Dreams"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jackboy-wants-the-team-to-win-on-pursue-my-dreams-new-song.1994912.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-jackboy-wants-team-win-pursue-my-dreams/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-jackboy-wants-team-win-pursue-my-dreams/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 11:39 GMT Jackboy has an influx of music sitting in the vault. Since the top of the year, Jackboy's continued to release new heat on a regular basis as fans anticipate the release of his follow-up to&nbsp;Jackboy 2.&nbsp; This week, the rapper came through with some new vibes on his latest single, "Pursue My Dreams." The rapper gets introspective on the record as he reflects on his accomplishments and the hurdles he faced over the years. Bankroll Got it, Bordeaux and Non-Native hold down the production with a gentle, pitched-up vocal sample that allows Jackboy to freely open up. The latest from the Florida rapper arrives weeks after he revealed "Havin My Way." Prior to that, he dropped off records like "Prize" ft. Lexxtasy and "Pardon Me." Check out the latest from Jackboy below. <strong>Quotable Lyrics </strong>Want me to fold, but I won't sell my soul Won't break the code, I rather be back sellin' in dope Back to back, they not tryna make me a prophet Back the round, around town with a rocket<strong> </strong> via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jackboy-wants-the-team-to-win-on-pursue-my-dreams-new-song.1994912.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jackboy-wants-the-team-to-win-on-pursue-my-dreams-new-song.1994912.html</a>249189song, Jackboy Wants The Team To Win On "Pursue My Dreams"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kel Mitchell's Ex Claims She Found Nick Cannon Wearing Her Cheerleading Uniform For Her Manhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kel-mitchells-ex-claims-she-found-nick-cannon-wearing-her-cheerleading-features/blogs/itstheboombap-kel-mitchells-ex-claims-she-found-nick-cannon-wearing-her-ch/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kel-mitchells-ex-claims-she-found-nick-cannon-wearing-her-ch/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 11:28 GMT Usually, when Nick Cannon makes headlines it's due to <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jessica-white-denies-being-pregnant-by-nick-cannon-stay-out-of-my-uterus-news.153356.html" target="_blank">speculation that another woman is carrying one of his children</a>, but this time around, the rumour will is saying that the 41-year-old previously dressed up in a cheerleading costume in hopes of boosting&nbsp;All That actor Kel Mitchell's mood. Earlier this week, the father of three's ex-wife Tyisha Hampton hopped on TikTok to spill some tea about her former man, who she was married to from 1999 to 2005. "You can definitely be blinded by love," she began. Ron Galella/Getty Images"Remembering when I came home early to #NickCannon wearing my full cheerleading uniform (including the briefs) doing cheers on the bed for my ex-husband Kel Mitchell to cheer him up," she wrote, adding that the reason for the antics was allegedly due to her husband's cheating. Though Hampton might feel empowered in speaking her truth, many people online are clowning her for spilling the tea well over a decade after she separated from the actor. "But you were good with it until now," one user wrote in the comments. "What was the point of her bringing this up?" and "Why you coming home if he cheated anyway?" others added. Seeing as Cannon is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his eighth child (and his <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bre-tiesi-reveals-nick-cannons-baby-mamas-schedule-time-with-him-through-an-assistant-news.154104.html" target="_blank">first with Bre Tiesi</a>), and recently announced that he has more little ones on the way later this year, he likely won't have time to get to wrapped up in all the TikTok gossip. In lighter news, another of his baby mamas trolled the entertainer on Father's Day with a "he don't pull out" sign at the club &ndash; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/abby-de-la-rosa-trolls-nick-cannon-at-the-club-on-fathers-day-he-dont-pull-out-news.153796.html" target="_blank">read more about that here</a>, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kel-mitchells-ex-claims-she-found-nick-cannon-wearing-her-cheerleading-uniform-for-her-man-news.154589.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kel-mitchells-ex-claims-she-found-nick-cannon-wearing-her-cheerleading-uniform-for-her-man-news.154589.html</a>249190article, Kel Mitchell's Ex Claims She Found Nick Cannon Wearing Her Cheerleading Uniform For Her Manblogs/7-2022/249190-kel-mitchells-ex-cl-s.jpg1The Game Recalls "Favorite Moments" With Tyler, The Creatorhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-recalls-favorite-moments-with-tyler-the-creator-news.154588.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-the-game-recalls-favorite-moments-with-tyler-creator/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-game-recalls-favorite-moments-with-tyler-creator/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 11:13 GMT The Game recalled his favorite memories from&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tyler-the-creator-tells-gunna-why-they-were-never-friends-at-first-news.149666.html" target="_blank">working with Tyler, The Creator</a> during an interview with&nbsp;HipHopDX ahead of the release of his new album,&nbsp;Drillmatic. The two rappers collaborated on &ldquo;Martians vs. Goblins,&rdquo; from Game's 2011 project, The R.E.D. Album. Game described his relationship with Tyler as&nbsp;&ldquo;big brother-little brother.&rdquo; &ldquo;One of my favorite Tyler moments was when I pulled up in my Bentley on Fairfax at the store,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;He was just chilling and I jumped out the car. They thought I was coming to say what&rsquo;s up, but I took his skateboard and jumped back in the car and I left. He chased me down Fairfax! Obviously he wasn&rsquo;t faster than a Bentley.&rdquo; Chad Buchanan / Getty ImagesHe added, &ldquo;He hit me for the next probably three or four months trying to ask me to bring his fucking skateboard back, saying that he would meet me. I don&rsquo;t skateboard but, you know, [for] skateboarders, the skateboard is a big fucking deal. I still got that skateboard. Tyler does asshole shit all the time so it was dope to give him a little bit of his own medicine.&rdquo; From there, Game praised Tyler as an "an amazing guy,&rdquo; noting his work in the community, his commitment to his friends, and obviously, his work as a musician.&nbsp; "I got nothing but flowers to give Tyler, man, for still being up here after what&rsquo;s it been, like, 10 years?" he added, saying that even as a two-time <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tyler-the-creator-wins-best-rap-album-at-grammys-for-call-me-if-you-get-lost-news.149982.html" target="_blank">Grammy Award-winning artist</a>, he still doesn't get the credit he deserves. Check out Game's comments on Tyler, The Creator below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71442/title.the-game-recalls-stealing-tyler-the-creator-skateboard" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-recalls-favorite-moments-with-tyler-the-creator-news.154588.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-game-recalls-favorite-moments-with-tyler-the-creator-news.154588.html</a>249191article, The Game Recalls "Favorite Moments" With Tyler The Creatorblogs/7-2022/249191-the-game-recalls-fa-s.jpg1Scott Storch Says He Won't Work With 6ix9ine Againhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scott-storch-says-he-wont-work-with-6ix9ine-again-news.154586.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-scott-storch-says-he-wont-work-with-6ix9ine-again/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-scott-storch-says-he-wont-work-with-6ix9ine-again/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 11:10 GMT At the height of his career, 6ix9ine had&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/6ix9ine-earns-first-1-hit-with-nicki-minaj-assisted-trollz-news.113030.html" target="_blank">access to practically every major rapper and producer.</a> He clocked records with Lil Baby, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and more but things haven't been the same since his arrest. After testifying against the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nine-trey-gangsta-bloods-member-and-internet-rapper-sentenced-to-15-years-for-drug-trafficking-news.129760.html" target="_blank">Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods,</a> he emerged out of prison as a rat and no one really wanted anything to do with him, at least publicly. Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images&nbsp;Scott Storch was among <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/6ix9ine-announces-new-album-featuring-scott-storch-and-tory-lanez-news.64048.html" target="_blank">the super-producers w</a>ho worked with 6ix9ine during his peak.&nbsp;Storch produced three songs on 6ix9ine's<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tekashi-6ix9ines-dummy-boy-has-arrived-stoopid-new-mixtape.118676.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;DUMMY BOY</a> including "WAKA" ft. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie,&nbsp; "KIKA" ft. Tory Lanez, and "WONDO." However, it looks like we shouldn't expect the two to collaborate at any point in the near future. While Storch previously indicated that he wouldn't work with 6ix9ine in 2020, it seems like his stance hasn't changed since then. During his appearance on&nbsp;Drink Champs, Storch provided more insight into his feelings about working with 6ix9ine. "I've had so many difficult moments, you know, I've worked with Tekashi 6ix9ine... That all went bad, like, at the time, we made what I felt like was a fucking crazy record. You can't take that away from the man," he explained. "It's difficult, like when you're in person and all of a sudden, you see somebody like, 'Oh shit, now I gotta take pictures' and this and that and blah blah blah and then people are going to shit on me. All that shit. It's hard, man." NORE said Storch's decision was "respectable" since they only worked together prior to 6ix9ine's arrest. "I'll say this -- the Tekashi records be streaming, boy," Storch responded. "I'm just saying that was a bag but no, I'm not working with him," he continued, adding that he still wouldn't entertain a collab with the Brooklyn rapper.&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scott-storch-says-he-wont-work-with-6ix9ine-again-news.154586.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scott-storch-says-he-wont-work-with-6ix9ine-again-news.154586.html</a>249192article, Scott Storch Says He Won't Work With 6ix9ine Againblogs/7-2022/249192-scott-storch-says-h-s.jpg1Kevin Durant Trade Talks Get Huge Updatehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-talks-get-huge-update-news.154587.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-trade-talks-get-huge-update/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-durant-trade-talks-get-huge-update/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 10:52 GMT Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-requests-trade-out-of-brooklyn-news.154374.html" target="_blank">Nets are currently in the early stages of their divorc</a>e. He has asked for a trade and as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported, the Nets have every single intention of honoring KD's wishes. Of course, this is a nightmare scenario for the franchise, but given what took place with Kyrie Irving, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone.&nbsp; Durant has two destinations he would prefer to go to. These two teams are the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durants-preferred-trade-destination-revealed-news.154375.html" target="_blank">Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat.</a> It has been stated that the Heat do not have the pieces necessary to make a deal happen, however, the Suns do. Of course, one of those pieces is Deandre Ayton who can be acquired in a sign and trade. Elsa/Getty ImagesAccording to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, there is a major update on the KD front. Essentially, the likeliest place for KD to land right now is Phoenix. As Fischer explained, this deal will likely involve three or more teams, and Ayton will be part of it. Fischer noted that Ayton will not wind up in a Nets jersey, however, he will facilitate a Durant deal to the Suns. For now, the Nets are still taking their time with KD trade offers as they know this will be a historic deal. If the Nets botch this, they could set their franchise back for years, which means there is a ton of pressure to get it right. Having said that, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the NBA. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-talks-get-huge-update-news.154587.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-trade-talks-get-huge-update-news.154587.html</a>249184article, Kevin Durant Trade Talks Get Huge Updateblogs/7-2022/249184-kevin-durant-trade-s.jpg1DDG Discusses Halle Bailey Relationship: "I Look Up To Her"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ddg-discusses-halle-bailey-relationship-i-look-up-to-her-news.154585.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-ddg-discusses-halle-bailey-relationship-i-look-up-her/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ddg-discusses-halle-bailey-relationship-i-look-up-her/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 10:37 GMT DDG opened up about his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/halle-bailey-gives-ddg-singing-lessons-news.153067.html" target="_blank">relationship with Halle Bailey</a> during a new interview with&nbsp;DJ Akademiks for his&nbsp;Off the Record&nbsp;podcast. The rapper says that Bailey serves as his motivation to be better and work harder. &ldquo;I honestly get inspired by my girl. She honestly motivated me to be better and work harder and get to certain levels,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I look up to her in a sense &rsquo;cause it&rsquo;s, like, I never been around nobody that really&hellip; &rsquo;cause I feel like I&rsquo;m always the motivator, I&rsquo;m the inspirer. I&rsquo;m the muthafucka inspiring muthafuckas to do better.&rdquo; Paras Griffin / Getty ImagesDDG added: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s like I&rsquo;m in a different mode now where I&rsquo;m getting inspired by somebody. I feel like it&rsquo;s healthy in that way for me &rsquo;cause it&rsquo;s like a weight off my shoulders. It&rsquo;s like, &lsquo;Ok, I need to work harder.&rsquo; It&rsquo;s challenging in a good way. It just makes me want to go harder versus feeling overwhelmed or some shit.&rdquo; The couple first confirmed that they were dating back in March while celebrating Bailey's&nbsp;22nd birthday. Rumors that they started dating began to gain traction back in January when they were spotted together at an Usher concert in Las Vegas. In the months since, they've reportedly been inseparable and have shared numerous posts together on social media. DDG and Bailey made their red carpet <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/halle-bailey-and-ddg-make-red-carpet-debut-at-bet-awards-news.154183.html" target="_blank">debut as a couple at the&nbsp;BET Awards</a>,&nbsp;last month. Check out DDG's full comments with Akademiks below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71484/title.ddg-opens-up-about-halle-bailey-relationship-i-look-up-to-her" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ddg-discusses-halle-bailey-relationship-i-look-up-to-her-news.154585.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ddg-discusses-halle-bailey-relationship-i-look-up-to-her-news.154585.html</a>249185article, DDG Discusses Halle Bailey Relationship: "I Look Up To Her"blogs/7-2022/249185-ddg-discusses-halle-s.jpg1LeBron James Shows The Entire League He's Still Got Ithttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-shows-the-entire-league-hes-still-got-it-news.154583.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-lebron-james-shows-entire-league-hes-still-got-it/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lebron-james-shows-entire-league-hes-still-got-it/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 10:21 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-reminds-fans-of-anthony-davis-greatness-news.153618.html" target="_blank">LeBron James is arguably the best player in the history</a>&nbsp;of the NBA. Most people will say it is Michael Jordan, and for the most part, that is correct. With that being said, LeBron has remained so consistent over his 19 years in the league that it is very difficult to argue against him. He has been a truly incredible ambassador for the NBA, and that is not going to change, anytime soon James is about to head into his 20th season in the NBA,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-displays-insane-work-ethic-ahead-of-20th-nba-season-news.154071.html" target="_blank">and he is showing barely any signs of slowing down.</a> He almost won the scoring title last year and he knows he will need to replicate that if the Lakers want any sort of chance at making a deep run in the postseason.&nbsp; Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesWith that being said, LeBron has been working extremely hard on and off the court throughout the offseason. He understands this kind of work is what gets you far when you've put a lot of mileage on your body, and he is ready to prove to fans that he can still perform at the highest level possible. In his most recent Instagram video, LeBron showed off just how hard he's been working, with a string of clips of him shooting the basketball and getting up layups. As we've come to expect from LeBron, he looks great, and there is no doubt he will be hungry come October. Let us know your expectations for LeBron and the Lakers, in the comments down below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-shows-the-entire-league-hes-still-got-it-news.154583.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-shows-the-entire-league-hes-still-got-it-news.154583.html</a>249186article, LeBron James Shows The Entire League He's Still Got Itblogs/7-2022/249186-lebron-james-shows-s.jpg1Drake Teases New Bars & Links Up With Jay-Z In 4th Of July Instagram Posthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-teases-new-bars-and-links-up-with-jay-z-in-4th-of-july-instagram-features/blogs/itstheboombap-drake-teases-new-bars-links-up-with-jayz-4th-july-inst/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-drake-teases-new-bars-links-up-with-jayz-4th-july-inst/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 10:19 GMT Everyone showed out to the Hamptons for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/james-harden-joel-embiid-and-more-party-with-meek-mill-in-the-hamptons-news.154535.html" target="_blank">Michael Rubin's annual 4th of July party.</a> The sports entrepreneur's parties are a star-studded affair that brings out all of the celebrities. Those who attended were treated to impromptu performances from rap's hottest artists including Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Meek Mill, and Drake,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-lil-baby-turn-up-at-michael-rubins-4th-of-july-party-watch-news.154532.html" target="_blank">who joined Lil Baby to perform "Yes Indeed."</a> Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesDrizzy hit the 'Gram where he shared some photos from the event alongside Jay-Z, Robert Kraft, Meek Mill, Kendall Jenner, Fat Joe, Lil Baby, and Robert Kraft.&nbsp; The Canadian rapper took the opportunity to tease some unreleased bars in the caption. "Mister determination mixed with some revelations. Mister 1 phone and 0 patience. I been everywhere but never been complacent. Ya&rsquo;ll still pacing the clout chasing- its fckn crazy," he wrote. Perhaps, the newly teased bars are an indication that he'll be coming through with a more hip-hop-centric body of work in the future.&nbsp; Drake is fresh off of the release of his seventh studio album,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-honestly-nevermind-review-news.154012.html" target="_blank">Honestly, Nevermind,</a> which has been described as a dance album. During his appearance on stage, Drake did perform "Sticky," which is reportedly the first single issued to radio off of the project.&nbsp; Michael Rubin's 4th of July party was hosted at his $50M estate in the Hamptons. Other celebrities that appeared include Beyonc&eacute;,&nbsp;Emily Ratajkowski, Yo Gotti, Joel Embiid, and more. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-teases-new-bars-and-links-up-with-jay-z-in-4th-of-july-instagram-post-news.154584.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-teases-new-bars-and-links-up-with-jay-z-in-4th-of-july-instagram-post-news.154584.html</a>249187article, Drake Teases New Bars & Links Up With Jay-Z In 4th Of July Instagram Postblogs/7-2022/249187-drake-teases-new-ba-s.jpg1Travis Barker & Kourtney Kardashian Celebrate 4th Of July After Recent Health Scarehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-barker-and-kourtney-kardashian-celebrate-4th-of-july-after-recenfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-barker-kourtney-kardashian-celebrate-4th-july-afte/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-barker-kourtney-kardashian-celebrate-4th-july-afte/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 10:10 GMT Travis Barker celebrated Independence Day with his wife, Kourtney Kardashian, after suffering a <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-barker-tweets-god-save-me-amid-reports-that-hes-been-hospitalized-news.154282.html" target="_blank">recent hospitalization for&nbsp;pancreatitis</a>. In posts shared on social media, the couple, as well as their children&nbsp;Penelope and Reign, could be seen taking a joy ride and relaxing at the beach. In one video posted by Kardashian, the family rode in an&nbsp;orange pickup truck on the highway with the top off. They listened to Bruno Mars' "Grenade." Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty ImagesThe day trip comes just days after Barker's stint at&nbsp;Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In a post on his Instagram Story from Saturday, Barker explained that he had gone in for an&nbsp;endoscopy, but later developed "severe life-threatening pancreatitis" and was brought to the hospital. &ldquo;I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great,&rdquo; Barker <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-barker-speaks-out-on-life-threatening-hospitalization-news.154473.html" target="_blank">wrote at the time</a>. &ldquo;But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since." He continued: &ldquo;During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube."&nbsp; Kardashian also shared a statement regarding the incident, labeling the experience&nbsp;&ldquo;scary and emotional," while thanking her followers for "all of your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support." Check out a video of the family celebrating the fourth of July below. [<a href="https://pagesix.com/2022/07/05/how-travis-barker-kourtney-kardashian-spent-fourth-of-july/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-barker-and-kourtney-kardashian-celebrate-4th-of-july-after-recent-health-scare-news.154582.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-barker-and-kourtney-kardashian-celebrate-4th-of-july-after-recent-health-scare-news.154582.html</a>249188article, Travis Barker & Kourtney Kardashian Celebrate 4th Of July After Recent Health Scareblogs/7-2022/249188-travis-barker-kourt-s.jpg1Scottie Pippen Jr Impresses In Lakers Summer League Debuthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scottie-pippen-jr-impresses-in-lakers-summer-league-debut-news.154580.hfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-scottie-pippen-jr-impresses-lakers-summer-league-debut/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-scottie-pippen-jr-impresses-lakers-summer-league-debut/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 09:40 GMT Scottie Pippen Jr was impressive in college, although this did not translate into being drafted. Considering his name, there were always going to be lofty expectations placed upon Pippen Jr. and he certainly caught the attention of a few teams once he became an undrafted free agent. In the end,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scottie-pippen-jr-signs-with-the-lakers-news.154048.html" target="_blank">the Los Angeles Lakers scooped him up</a> and they have since placed him on their Summer League squad. On Sunday night, Pippen Jr. got to make his Summer Leauge debut, and there is no doubt that he made a pretty massive impression. He ended up scoring 15 points, 8 assists, and he even notched three steals in what was a pretty dominant performance. Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images for E3 Chophouse NashvilleThe Lakers Summer League squad played the Warriors and the purple and gold ended up blowing their opponents out of the water. It was a massive showing for the young talented Lakers squad, and if you are LeBron James, you have to be excited about the talent that is coming up through the ranks right now. Of course, there is no telling whether or not Pippen Jr. will make the Lakers roster this season, however, he is at least on the right track. Summer League is where players can make a name for themselves, and Pippen Jr. is doing just that. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scottie-pippen-jr-impresses-in-lakers-summer-league-debut-news.154580.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/scottie-pippen-jr-impresses-in-lakers-summer-league-debut-news.154580.html</a>249176article, Scottie Pippen Jr Impresses In Lakers Summer League Debutblogs/7-2022/249176-scottie-pippen-jr-i-s.jpg1Travis Scott Pauses Coney Island Show To Stop Fans From Climbing Lighting Trusshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-pauses-coney-island-show-to-stop-fans-from-climbing-lightifeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scott-pauses-coney-island-show-stop-fans-clim/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scott-pauses-coney-island-show-stop-fans-clim/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 09:35 GMT Travis Scott paused his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-performs-at-coney-island-for-independence-day-news.154574.html#title-comment-desktop" target="_blank">performance on Independence Day at Coney Island</a> to discourage fans from putting themselves in danger by climbing onto a lighting truss in the audience. The set was part of the&nbsp;Day Party: Independence Day event at Coney Art Walls. Scott's show began with a DJ set before he decided to perform his biggest tracks himself. Likely to avoid the packed-in crowd and to get a better view, several fans climbed up a lighting truss to watch the show.&nbsp; Kevin Winter / Getty ImagesWhen the fans caught Scott's eye, he stopped his performance of "Antidote," instructing them to climb down to safety. "We need y'all to get down," he told the fans in a video published by TMZ. After they complied Scott continued performing. The incident comes just days after his set at <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/day-n-vegas-2022-cancelled-due-to-logistics-timing-and-production-issues-news.154417.html" target="_blank">Day N Vegas was canceled</a>. The event would have been his first music festival performance since the tragic crowd rush at Astroworld in 2021. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re sorry to announce that a combination of logistics, timing and productions issues have forces us to cancel Day N Vegas for 2022,&rdquo; Day N Vegas organizers said in a recent statement. &ldquo;The refund process will begin immediately, and funds will appear back to you account within the next 2-4 weeks. All orders will be refunded to the credit card used to complete the purchase." Scott is still expected to headline the three South American editions of Primavera Sound&nbsp;in November. Check out a video of Scott pausing his Independence Day performance below. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/05/travis-scott-stops-concert-fans-dangling-truss-astroworld/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-pauses-coney-island-show-to-stop-fans-from-climbing-lighting-truss-news.154579.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-pauses-coney-island-show-to-stop-fans-from-climbing-lighting-truss-news.154579.html</a>249177article, Travis Scott Pauses Coney Island Show To Stop Fans From Climbing Lighting Trussblogs/7-2022/249177-travis-scott-pauses-s.jpg1Playboi Carti Falls Off Stage During Wireless Festivalhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/playboi-carti-falls-off-stage-during-wireless-festival-news.154581.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-playboi-carti-falls-off-stage-during-wireless-festival/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-playboi-carti-falls-off-stage-during-wireless-festival/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 09:31 GMT Wireless Festival in the UK returned this past weekend with loads of incredible performances. Chance are, you've caught a glimpse or two of a few of the sets over the weekend but it seems that Playboi Carti had o<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/playboi-carti-concert-shut-down-after-fans-rush-stage-and-break-barricade-2-songs-in-news.151319.html" target="_blank">ne of the best sets</a> of the festival. Critics and fans praised the Atlanta-born artist for his energetic set, despite a minor mishap. &nbsp;Jason Kempin/Getty ImagesIt's safe to say that you could expect Playboi Carti to turn any crowd up at any given time but it seems like even he went too hard. Footage emerged online this weekend of Carti jumping backward on the stage's extended platform, only to fall into the pit. Fortunately, it seems like he landed on his feet and didn't even miss a beat. He started to get even more intimate with the crowd and turned up even further. Carti's stage antics have made headlines over the past few months. In June, Carti went viral after he was seen<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/playboi-carti-throws-his-guitarist-to-the-ground-during-live-show-news.153383.html" target="_blank"> throwing his guitarist</a> across the stage without any reason.&nbsp; While Carti is expected to grace many festival stages this summer, he recently shared information surrounding his next body of work, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/playboi-carti-details-new-album-music-and-discusses-his-label-opium-news.150440.html" target="_blank">which is expected to be titled&nbsp;Music.&nbsp;</a> "Yeah, then it&rsquo;s that. Like I said, it&rsquo;s music," he explained of his follow-up to Whole Lotta Red.&nbsp;That&rsquo;s what it&rsquo;s for so everybody can just... I got a lot of people that I got to take care of so I&rsquo;m here, forever. So, the music that I&rsquo;m making is forever. I&rsquo;ve been listening to Mayhem,&nbsp;The Weeknd, a lot of old Atlanta shit, ratchet shit. Do you think sometimes I need to dumb it down? Do people think I&rsquo;m too ahead? Because sometimes I feel like dumbing it down makes more money." via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/playboi-carti-falls-off-stage-during-wireless-festival-news.154581.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/playboi-carti-falls-off-stage-during-wireless-festival-news.154581.html</a>249178article, Playboi Carti Falls Off Stage During Wireless Festivalblogs/7-2022/249178-playboi-carti-falls-s.jpg1Kevin Gates Prepares "Khaza (Deluxe)" With "I Don't Hit It With The Fork"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-gates-prepares-khaza-deluxe-with-i-dont-hit-it-with-the-fork-new-features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-gates-prepares-khaza-deluxe-with-i-dont-hit-it-with-th/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kevin-gates-prepares-khaza-deluxe-with-i-dont-hit-it-with-th/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 09:27 GMT Kevin Gates is coming for everyone's neck this year. The rapper is fresh off of the release of his third studio album,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-gates-khaza-review-news.154031.html" target="_blank">Khaza</a>, which has received much praise from his fanbase. However, there's even more music on the way. Last week, the rapper announced that he was coming through with a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-gates-announces-khaza-deluxe-from-his-bathtub-news.154249.html" target="_blank">deluxe edition of the album</a> soon, though no release date was revealed at the time. This week, the rapper is setting the tone for what's to come on the expanded edition of&nbsp;Khaza with his new release, "I Don't Hit It With The Fork." Gates showcases his versatility on this one as he approaches drill production with ease, beasting through the record with aggression and affirming his position as a top dog from the South. Check out the latest from Gates below. <strong>Quotable Lyrics </strong>In the kitchen, I perform I'm receiving an applause Trap girl lookin' on the stove cookin' She thinks it's cute when I wiggle my arm&nbsp; via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-gates-prepares-khaza-deluxe-with-i-dont-hit-it-with-the-fork-new-song.1994911.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-gates-prepares-khaza-deluxe-with-i-dont-hit-it-with-the-fork-new-song.1994911.html</a>249179song, Kevin Gates Prepares "Khaza (Deluxe)" With "I Don't Hit It With The Fork"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Chris Paul Has Hilarious Interaction With Young Suns Fanhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chris-paul-has-hilarious-interaction-with-young-suns-fan-news.154578.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-chris-paul-has-hilarious-interaction-with-young-suns-fan/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-chris-paul-has-hilarious-interaction-with-young-suns-fan/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 09:21 GMT Chris Paul is one of the best point guards in the history of the NBA, and as it stands, there is still one thing missing from his resume. Of course, that thing would have to be an NBA title. Paul came close to winning his first championship back in 2021 as the Suns were two wins away from defeating the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately, the Suns collapsed in the final four games of that series, and much of the blame fell on CP3. Now, Paul and the Suns are looking for a bounce-back season and they might just get it with rumors that Kevin Durant wants to play for the franchise. There is no telling whether or not this will actually happen, however, fans are very optimistic about it happening. Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesIn just a couple of seasons, Paul has become beloved in Phoenix. The fans in the city absolutely love him, and his recent interaction with a young fan is proof of that. In fact, the brief interaction between the two was quite sweet, as you can see in the video below. The young fan couldn't be more excited to meet CP3, as he said "I&rsquo;ve been a fan since Day 1." Of course, the fan is a little young to be a Day 1 CP3 fan, which led to Paul saying "Day 1? You wasn&rsquo;t born on my Day 1.&rdquo; This got a laugh out of everyone in the vicinity, and overall, it was a moment that made this kid's entire year. Hopefully, for this fan, Chris Paul can come through and win the Suns their first title. It won't be easy, but the Suns have the roster to do it. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chris-paul-has-hilarious-interaction-with-young-suns-fan-news.154578.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chris-paul-has-hilarious-interaction-with-young-suns-fan-news.154578.html</a>249180article, Chris Paul Has Hilarious Interaction With Young Suns Fanblogs/7-2022/249180-chris-paul-has-hila-s.jpg1Anthony Davis' Latest Workout Should Get Lakers Fans Excitedhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/anthony-davis-latest-workout-should-get-lakers-fans-excited-news.154577features/blogs/itstheboombap-anthony-davis-latest-workout-should-get-lakers-fans-excited/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-anthony-davis-latest-workout-should-get-lakers-fans-excited/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 08:52 GMT Anthony Davis was thoroughly roasted just a few weeks ago when he revealed that he had not touched the basketball since the end of the Los Angeles Lakers season. It was a shocking admission from a player who has the potential to be an MVP in the NBA. Essentially, Davis was saying that he has not been training, and this came as a huge warning sign to Lakers fans. In the aftermath of this admission, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-reminds-fans-of-anthony-davis-greatness-news.153618.html" target="_blank">LeBron James took to Instagram where he tried to remind fans of just how incredible a player AD truly is</a>. It was a pretty shameless post from LeBron, who is known for controlling narratives. Having said that, it is clear the slander got to AD as he recently got in a solid workout with the famous shooting coach, Lethal Shooter. Christian Petersen/Getty Images"Anthony Davis been locked in! Training everyday at 4:50am is what it takes! After 400makes, FT&rsquo;s are key! To be the best if you need to be up before the rest. More work to be done this summer!" Lethal Shooter wrote on Twitter. This latest news bodes well for AD who needs to have a solid showing this season to avoid the hate. Fans are annoyed with Davis' injury woes and the only way he can avoid more injuries is if he gets his body in shape for an 82-game season. Stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the NBA world. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/anthony-davis-latest-workout-should-get-lakers-fans-excited-news.154577.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/anthony-davis-latest-workout-should-get-lakers-fans-excited-news.154577.html</a>249172article, Anthony Davis' Latest Workout Should Get Lakers Fans Excitedblogs/7-2022/249172-anthony-davis-lates-s.jpg1Kyrie Irving To Lakers Trade Halted Due To One Factorhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-halted-due-to-one-factor-news.154575.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kyrie-irving-lakers-trade-halted-due-one-factor/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kyrie-irving-lakers-trade-halted-due-one-factor/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 08:30 GMT Kyrie Irving has been a huge bust for the Brooklyn Nets. When the Nets got Kyrie and Kevin Durant, the expectation was that these two would go out and win a championship together. In the three seasons they've played with one another, they have only won one playoff series, and this past year, they got swept by the Boston Celtics. Now, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-pushing-for-kyrie-irving-trade-more-than-anyone-report-news.154516.html" target="_blank">Kyrie is likely on his way out</a>, and it remains to be seen what kind of trade the Nets will do. The conventional wisdom around the league states that <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-is-not-being-pursued-aggressively-by-lakers-news.154533.html" target="_blank">Kyrie will get sent to the Los Angeles Lakers</a>, and it appears as though this is actually an inevitability. Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesAs Brian Lewis of The New York Post reports, there is one thing holding this trade back right now. Essentially, the Lakers want to give the Nets Russell Westbrook, but they are demanding Joe Harris in addition to Kyrie. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Harris does not seem to be on the table. &ldquo;I know the Nets absolutely do not want to trade Joe under any scenario. But there are just thousands of different ways this can play out,&rdquo; Lewis wrote. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/05/GettyImages-1393039248.jpg" title="" /></div> Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesKyrie has been terrible for the Nets locker room, and they can't afford to be picky here. The same can be said of the Lakers, who have been terrible with Westbrook in the lineup. No matter what happens, both teams will have to compromise quite a bit. [<a href="https://nypost.com/2022/07/04/nets-dealing-kevin-durant-kyrie-irving-could-drag-out/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-halted-due-to-one-factor-news.154575.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-to-lakers-trade-halted-due-to-one-factor-news.154575.html</a>249173article, Kyrie Irving To Lakers Trade Halted Due To One Factorblogs/7-2022/249173-kyrie-irving-lakers-s.jpg1Travis Scott Performs At Coney Island For Independence Dayhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-performs-at-coney-island-for-independence-day-news.154574.features/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scott-performs-coney-island-independence-day/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scott-performs-coney-island-independence-day/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 08:29 GMT Travis Scott performed several of his biggest songs, including his 2015 hit, "Antidote," at Coney Island in New York on Monday for the Day Party:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kim-kardashian-katy-perry-and-more-cancel-fourth-of-july-amid-roe-v-wade-overturning-news.154569.html" target="_blank">Independence Day</a> event at Coney Art Walls. Other artists to perform at the event included&nbsp; Meek Mill, DJ Spade, and Chase B. Scott's appearance in New York was billed as being only a &ldquo;live DJ set,&rdquo; but in video from the night, Scott can be seen performing as usual and jumping in with the crowd. Ethan Miller / Getty ImagesScott had been in New York for&nbsp;Michael Rubin&rsquo;s massive <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-lil-baby-turn-up-at-michael-rubins-4th-of-july-party-watch-news.154532.html" target="_blank">July 4th party in the Hamptons</a>. Other attendees included&nbsp;Jay-Z, Beyonc&eacute;, Yo Gotti, James Harden, Kendall Jenner, and many more. His Coney Island performance comes just days after <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/day-n-vegas-2022-cancelled-due-to-logistics-timing-and-production-issues-news.154417.html" target="_blank">his set at Day N Vegas was canceled</a>. The event would have been his first music festival performance since the tragic crowd rush at Astroworld in 2021. He is still expected&nbsp;to headline the three South American editions of Primavera Sound, later this year. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re sorry to announce that a combination of logistics, timing and productions issues have forces us to cancel Day N Vegas for 2022,&rdquo; Day N Vegas organizers said in a recent statement. &ldquo;The refund process will begin immediately, and funds will appear back to you account within the next 2-4 weeks. All orders will be refunded to the credit card used to complete the purchase." Check out footage from&nbsp;Scott's Independence Day performance below. [<a href="https://www.complex.com/music/travis-scott-july-4th-performance-coney-island" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-performs-at-coney-island-for-independence-day-news.154574.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-performs-at-coney-island-for-independence-day-news.154574.html</a>249174article, Travis Scott Performs At Coney Island For Independence Dayblogs/7-2022/249174-travis-scott-perfor-s.jpg1Nets Have A Plan If Kevin Durant Deals Fall Through: Detailshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nets-have-a-plan-if-kevin-durant-deals-fall-through-details-news.154573features/blogs/itstheboombap-nets-have-plan-if-kevin-durant-deals-fall-through-details/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-nets-have-plan-if-kevin-durant-deals-fall-through-details/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 08:06 GMT Kevin Durant is the biggest story in the entire NBA right now&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-requests-trade-out-of-brooklyn-news.154374.html" target="_blank">as he has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets franchise.</a> This is news that has completely shocked the NBA and when it comes to KD's legacy, people feel as though he has completely ruined any of the goodwill he had left. Either way, the NBA is a player's league and he most <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lakers-preparing-kyrie-irving-and-kevin-durant-trade-package-news.154387.html" target="_blank">certainly has the power to get what he wants</a>. There are 29 other teams in the NBA who would love to have KD on their roster, and as you can imagine, numerous teams have been picking up the phone to see if they can get something done. Elsa/Getty ImagesAccording to Brian Lewis of The New York Post, the Nets are perfectly fine with keeping KD if they can't find the right deal. Durant isn't a player you just give away, and should the Nets fail to find a good deal, there are already some interesting plans in place. Per Lewis: "League personnel say the Nets have implied if they don&rsquo;t get what they want, this could well drag on into training camp. With tons of offers for Durant, but none they couldn&rsquo;t refuse and no rush to move him, the Nets are putting out the vibe that they could bring the forward (and maybe even Irving) into camp and see if all parties can make this work. Or if not, all play nice until a world-beating trade proposal is made." <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/05/GettyImages-1395059578%20%281%29.jpg" title="" /></div> Elsa/Getty ImagesThis continues to be a developing story, so stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates from around the NBA world. [<a href="https://nypost.com/2022/07/04/nets-dealing-kevin-durant-kyrie-irving-could-drag-out/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nets-have-a-plan-if-kevin-durant-deals-fall-through-details-news.154573.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nets-have-a-plan-if-kevin-durant-deals-fall-through-details-news.154573.html</a>249175article, Nets Have A Plan If Kevin Durant Deals Fall Through: Detailsblogs/7-2022/249175-nets-have-plan-if-k-s.jpg1Halle Bailey Flexes Her Booty Workout Progress: "Very Proud Of My Gains"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/halle-bailey-flexes-her-booty-workout-progress-very-proud-of-my-gains-nfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-halle-bailey-flexes-her-booty-workout-progress-very-proud-of/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-halle-bailey-flexes-her-booty-workout-progress-very-proud-of/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 01:54 GMT While many people spent the 4th of July BBQing with their friends or sipping icy drinks on patios to help beat the heat, it seems that 22-year-old Halle Bailey spent hers working on her fitness at the gym. Earlier today, she dropped off two selfies snapped in the mirror during a workout, showing off her curvaceous behind in a pair of olive green spandex shorts. "Very proud of my gains," she wrote in the caption, even flexing her arm muscle for the camera in the second snapshot. The Little Mermaid actress has been booked and busy as of late, most recently taking the stage at Essence Festival in New Orleans with her big sister Chloe Bailey. The weekend also saw performances from Nicki Minaj, who&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/nicki-minaj-appears-to-diss-kanye-west-during-essence-festival-performance-news.154476.html" target="_blank">seemingly dissed Kanye West</a> after he <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kanye-west-shouts-out-his-kids-the-late-virgil-abloh-and-god-on-cardi-bs-hot-shit-news.154407.html" target="_blank">dropped off a new single with Cardi B and Lil Durk</a>, as well as Janet Jackson, who received the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/janet-jackson-receives-the-highest-praise-from-twitter-after-her-essence-fest-performance-news.154497.html" target="_blank">highest praise from Twitter</a> for her showstopping set. She also helped her sister and musical collaborator&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chloe-bailey-and-memphis-depay-dating-rumours-fly-after-soccer-star-shares-b-day-tribute-to-queen-si-news.154416.html#title-comment-desktop" target="_blank">celebrate her 24th birthday</a> on the 1st of this month, penning a heartfelt caption to the "Treat Me" songstress. "Today, I am wishing the happiest birthday to my absolute miracle of a sister," Halle wrote. "An angel here on Earth. It is your 24th birthday and I feel so lucky to have witnessed your grace and been a small moving piece in your life." And not long before that, she made her&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/halle-bailey-and-ddg-make-red-carpet-debut-at-bet-awards-news.154183.html" target="_blank">red carpet debut with her beau DDG</a> at the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/2022-bet-awards-red-carpet-saw-coi-leray-lil-uzi-vert-city-girls-and-more-step-out-in-their-sunday-b-news.154185.html" target="_blank">BET Awards</a>, shortly after the rapper was <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ddg-arrested-on-felony-gun-charge-after-recklessly-driving-lambo-in-la-report-news.153241.html" target="_blank">arrested in Los Angeles</a>. Momodu Mansaray/Getty ImagesIt's safe to say things are on the up and up for Halle Bailey &ndash; take a look at more recent uploads to her Instagram feed below, and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/halle-bailey-flexes-her-booty-workout-progress-very-proud-of-my-gains-news.154571.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/halle-bailey-flexes-her-booty-workout-progress-very-proud-of-my-gains-news.154571.html</a>249168article, Halle Bailey Flexes Her Booty Workout Progress: "Very Proud Of My Gains"blogs/7-2022/249168-halle-bailey-flexes-s.jpg12 Cops Shot During Fourth Of July Fireworks Show In Philadelphiahttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/2-cops-shot-during-fourth-of-july-fireworks-show-in-philadelphia-news.1features/blogs/itstheboombap-2-cops-shot-during-fourth-july-fireworks-show-philadel/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-2-cops-shot-during-fourth-july-fireworks-show-philadel/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 01:17 GMT A Philadelphia 4th of July celebration ended in chaos after two police officers were shot and injured. According to&nbsp;NBC News, the incident took place as tens of thousands of people congregated at the Museum of Art for fireworks and live music. It's been confirmed that both of the victims were stabilized at a hospital after being hit by gunfire. City Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw shared during an overnight news conference that her men (ages 36 and 44) have been treated and released. One of those shot is said to have been a traffic officer for the city department, while the other was a member of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Bomb and Hazardous Device Disposal Unit, assigned to the Philly department. Both victims were working security for today's festivities and neither of them heard gunfire at the time that they were struck. As&nbsp;NBC News&nbsp;notes, it remains unclear what caused pandemonium amongst the crowd if the gunfire wasn't heard, though police shooing the crowds is a possibility. Outlaw added that the source of the shots is still a mystery, although it could've been someone aiming from afar or a ricochet of celebratory gunfire. One officer's head was grazed by a bullet while the other was hit in his right shoulder shortly before 10 PM. As you may have already heard, the Philadelphia incident wasn't the only shooting that took place today. In Highland Park, six people were tragically killed and at least 24 more were seriously injured after a gunman opened fire from the rooftop of a nearby building &ndash; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-mass-shooting-person-of-interest-revealed-to-be-chicago-area-rapper-news.154566.html" target="_blank">read more about that here</a>, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH&nbsp;later for more news updates. [<a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/2-philadelphia-officers-stable-shot-july-fourth-celebration-concert-rcna36633" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/2-cops-shot-during-fourth-of-july-fireworks-show-in-philadelphia-news.154570.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/2-cops-shot-during-fourth-of-july-fireworks-show-in-philadelphia-news.154570.html</a>249169article, 2 Cops Shot During Fourth Of July Fireworks Show In Philadelphiabvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, & More "Cancel" Fourth Of July Amid Roe V. Wade Overturninghttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kim-kardashian-katy-perry-and-more-cancel-fourth-of-july-amid-roe-v-wadfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kim-kardashian-katy-perry-more-cancel-fourth-july-amid-ro/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kim-kardashian-katy-perry-more-cancel-fourth-july-amid-ro/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 00:41 GMT It's the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-lil-baby-turn-up-at-michael-rubins-4th-of-july-party-watch-news.154532.html" target="_blank">4th of July</a>, though this year, it seems that not everyone is in a celebrating mood. Following the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/supreme-court-officially-overturns-roe-v-wade-news.154053.html" target="_blank">detrimental overturning of Roe v. Wade</a> last month, several celebrities are using their social media platforms to speak out this Independence Day, calling out the United States for celebrating such a holiday while simultaneously stripping away human rights. Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesOn her Instagram Story, 41-year-old socialite Kim Kardashian reposted a message from @bitton, reading, "4th of July has been canceled due to a shortage of Independence. Sincerely, Women." Her mother, Kris Jenner, followed suit and shared the same post on her own page. "Hot N Cold" hitmaker Katy Perry had some words to get off her chest as well, using one of her own popular songs to commentate on the current situation in America. "'Baby you're a firework' is a 10," she began. "But women in the U.S. have fewer rights than an actual sparkler, smh." Marriage Story actress Jessica Chastain hopped on Twitter to deliver a selfie with two middle fingers up, which she directed toward those policing her uterus. "Happy 'Independence' Day from me and my reproductive rights," the famous redhead quipped. Others who commented on the double standard include Jameela Jamil, who had some clearly angry words to share. "Independence Day, unless you have a uterus. Then go f*ck yourself and we don&rsquo;t care if you f*cking die or if we derail your entire future and mental health-day I guess? Cool." Read our initial story about the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/supreme-court-officially-overturns-roe-v-wade-news.154053.html" target="_blank">overturning of Roe v. Wade here,</a> and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. [<a href="https://pagesix.com/2022/07/04/fourth-of-july-canceled-by-kim-kardashian-katy-perry-amid-roe-v-wade/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kim-kardashian-katy-perry-and-more-cancel-fourth-of-july-amid-roe-v-wade-overturning-news.154569.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kim-kardashian-katy-perry-and-more-cancel-fourth-of-july-amid-roe-v-wade-overturning-news.154569.html</a>249166article, Kim Kardashian Katy Perry & More "Cancel" Fourth Of July Amid Roe V. Wade Overturningblogs/7-2022/249166-kim-kardashian-katy-s.jpg1Ella Mai & Jayson Tatum Link Up At Michael Rubin's Fourth Of July Partyhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ella-mai-and-jayson-tatum-link-up-at-michael-rubins-fourth-of-july-partfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-ella-mai-jayson-tatum-link-up-michael-rubins-fourth-ju/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-ella-mai-jayson-tatum-link-up-michael-rubins-fourth-ju/#commentsTue, 5 Jul 2022 00:07 GMT The latest duo to raise eyebrows and spark relationship rumours in Hollywood is none other than English R&amp;B vocalist Ella Mai and Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum. The duo was caught on camera at <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-lil-baby-turn-up-at-michael-rubins-4th-of-july-party-watch-news.154532.html" target="_blank">Michael Rubin's 4th of July party</a>, looking picture-perfect in their all-white fits &ndash; so perfect, in fact, that the "Boo'd Up" songstress began trending on Twitter after a video from the event hit the internet. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesWhile seeing Mai and Tatum together is shocking to some, others already knew that the pair have been romantically linked on and off for years. Just last month,&nbsp;Clutch Points reported that she is the father of one's girlfriend, although the couple themselves seems to enjoy keeping the intimate details of their life together on the low. "Two things," one Twitter user wrote after seeing the Rubin party clip that's been circulating online. "I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Travis Scott smiling while not hiding his face. Also Jayson Tatum and Ella Mai for real a couple? I thought it was just a rumour." Others expressed their discontent at seeing their celebrity crush no longer on the market. "I'm really gonna dedicate my life to hating on Jayson Tatum," someone vented. "You couldn't be like the rest of these NBA players and f*ck IG models? You had to f*ck with Ella Mai?????" See more Twitter reactions below, and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. [<a href="https://clutchpoints.com/jayson-tatums-girlfriend-ella-mai/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ella-mai-and-jayson-tatum-link-up-at-michael-rubins-fourth-of-july-party-news.154568.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ella-mai-and-jayson-tatum-link-up-at-michael-rubins-fourth-of-july-party-news.154568.html</a>249167article, Ella Mai & Jayson Tatum Link Up At Michael Rubin's Fourth Of July Partyblogs/7-2022/249167-ella-mai-jayson-tat-s.jpg1Josh Duggar Said To Be Under Military-Style Conditions In Prison After Child Porn Convictionhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/josh-duggar-said-to-be-under-military-style-conditions-in-prison-after-features/blogs/itstheboombap-josh-duggar-said-be-under-militarystyle-conditions-pri/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-josh-duggar-said-be-under-militarystyle-conditions-pri/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 23:28 GMT Late last year, Josh Duggar was&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/josh-duggar-convicted-of-child-porn-charges-could-face-20-years-in-prison-news.144400.html" target="_blank">convicted of the child pornography charges he faced</a> and was ultimately sentenced to 12 years in prison. At the same time, it was revealed that the former reality star will be supervised for 20 years after his sentence is served, and also <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/josh-duggar-prohibited-from-watching-porn-or-being-alone-with-his-kids-following-prison-release-news.153061.html" target="_blank">prohibited from watching any porn</a>. While his life as a free man after the next dozen years go by certainly won't be a walk in the park, it does sound better than the strict, military-style conditions he'll be expected to uphold during his stay at Seagoville, Texas' Federal Correctional Institution. Josh Duggar booking photo -- Handout/Getty ImagesAccording to&nbsp;TMZ, the 34-year-old is expected to keep his own cell and the surrounding area squeaky clean, meaning that the bed is properly made by 7:30 AM on weekdays and his daily chores like sweeping, mopping, cleaning the walls, and emptying the trash have all been completed. Duggar is being housed in a low-security prison, though the rules there still dictate that inmates must stop their loud talking and any card or domino playing by 9:15 PM. By 11 PM prisoners are expected to have returned to their rooms, and all noise (including TVs) must be silenced before midnight. Each inmate is said to be given a set of five shirts, five pairs of underwear, one pair of shoes, five pairs of trousers, one belt, and five pair of socks, all of which must remain clean and tagged with his name and registrar number; if they do not comply, prisoners are met with discipline. To keep himself busy, Duggar is allowed to take a job painting, welding, doing landscape detail, or working in food service. Read our report on the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/josh-duggar-prohibited-from-watching-porn-or-being-alone-with-his-kids-following-prison-release-news.153061.html" target="_blank">disgraced TV star's probation terms here</a>, and tap back in with HNHH later for more pop culture news updates.&nbsp; [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/04/josh-duggar-life-federal-prison-child-porn-case/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/josh-duggar-said-to-be-under-military-style-conditions-in-prison-after-child-porn-conviction-news.154567.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/josh-duggar-said-to-be-under-military-style-conditions-in-prison-after-child-porn-conviction-news.154567.html</a>249165article, Josh Duggar Said To Be Under Military-Style Conditions In Prison After Child Porn Convictioblogs/7-2022/249165-josh-duggar-said-be-s.jpg1Highland Park Mass Shooting Person Of Interest Revealed To Be Chicago-Area Rapperhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-mass-shooting-person-of-interest-revealed-to-be-chicago-afeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-highland-park-mass-shooting-person-interest-revealed-b/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-highland-park-mass-shooting-person-interest-revealed-b/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 22:58 GMT 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III has been taken into police custody after a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/six-dead-24-injured-following-mass-shooting-in-chicago-news.154553.html" target="_blank">mass shooting that left six dead and dozens injured</a> in Highland Park today. As we reported earlier, he was&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-shooting-update-22-year-old-robert-e-crimo-iii-named-as-person-of-interest-news.154561.html" target="_blank">named a person of interest</a> in connection with the tragic incident, and now, we know that he's also a recording artist who works in the Chicago area. As&nbsp;Deadline reports, the rapper (whose musical alias has not been disclosed) featured crude and violent imagery in his videos, such as a stick-figure animation of a man firing a gun at people, and later laying face-down in a pool of blood. Jim Vondruska/Getty Images"I just want to scream / F*ck this world / Livin' the dream," the accompanying lyrics go. It's also been noted that Crimo has an IMDb page that lists him as the writer, director, composer, producer, and actor in a pair of controversial music videos, one of which seemingly finds him re-enacting a school shooting. "He is seated at a desk and reaches into his backpack; the screen goes dark, and a gunshot-like sound is heard. When the video returns, he is on his knees and falls to the floor. Maniacal laughter is heard, he drops shell casings from his hands and rubs against an American flag,"&nbsp;Deadline describes the eerie visual. The 22-year-old reportedly has 30 songs posted on Spotify, and 223 accounts follow his fan club on Facebook.&nbsp; Crimo is said to have been taken into custody "without incident," and footage of his interaction with police has been shared with the public.&nbsp; As Hollywood Unlocked reports, we've also found out the identity of one of the six victims killed in the Highland Park shooting &ndash; 78-year-old Nicholas Toledo. RIP. Check back in with HNHH later for any further updates. [<a href="https://deadline.com/2022/07/parade-shooting-suspect-chicago-rapper-awake-the-rapper-1235057829/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-mass-shooting-person-of-interest-revealed-to-be-chicago-area-rapper-news.154566.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-mass-shooting-person-of-interest-revealed-to-be-chicago-area-rapper-news.154566.html</a>249164article, Highland Park Mass Shooting Person Of Interest Revealed To Be Chicago-Area Rapperblogs/7-2022/249164-highland-park-mass-s.jpg1Adele On Having Kids With Rich Paul: "It Would Be Wonderful"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/adele-on-having-kids-with-rich-paul-it-would-be-wonderful-news.154565.hfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-adele-having-kids-with-rich-paul-it-would-be-wonderful/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-adele-having-kids-with-rich-paul-it-would-be-wonderful/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 21:28 GMT Days after Adele's beau Rich Paul was seen&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rich-paul-sits-with-adeles-ex-husband-during-her-bst-hyde-park-festival-performance-news.154463.html" target="_blank">sitting beside her ex-husband</a> in the crowd at Hyde Park to watch her return to the stage, the 34-year-old revealed on a podcast that she's very into the idea of expanding her family with the sports agent. During her sitdown with BBC's&nbsp;Desert Island Discs team on Monday (July 4), Adele said, "I definitely would like a couple more kids" as she was describing how she envisions her life in 10 years. "It would be wonderful if we can." Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images"If not," she added, "I've got Angelo. I just want to be happy." Presently, the English songstress shares her 9-year-old son with ex Simon Konecki, who she finalized her divorce from in 2019. Though their romantic relationship didn't work out, Adele and her former husband have been very successful co-parents. "It was never really tricky because we&rsquo;re such good friends. Over my dead body is my kid having a messy divorce in his life," she told host Lauren Laverne. "There are no issues and there were no issues, so I guess it was easier to make sure that didn&rsquo;t happen. I was blessed with him and he&rsquo;s just the best. I definitely approached it all with grace, and I think that really paid off." As&nbsp;Page Six notes, Paul himself is a father of three and raised his children at a young age while also growing his business. During a profile for the&nbsp;New Yorker, the 40-year-old shared that he's "looking forward to being a different dad &ndash; a more patient dad." Since he and Adele made their union Instagram official in September of 2021, they've moved in together, and are frequently spotted <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/adele-and-rich-paul-sit-courtside-at-warriors-vs-mavericks-nba-game-news.152355.html" target="_blank">sitting courtside at NBA games</a>. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/04/GettyImages-1371859562.jpg" title="" /></div> Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesElsewhere in her interview, the&nbsp;30 hitmaker revealed that her son is following in her creative footsteps. "Angelo has just fallen in love with music&hellip; We sit down and have the most intense conversations about music," she said. "We sit down and we listen to these songs together and we pick them apart. And when we&rsquo;re talking about it, he&rsquo;s like, &lsquo;What do you think this means?&rsquo; I&rsquo;m like, &lsquo;I don&rsquo;t know. It could mean this, it could mean that.&rsquo; It&rsquo;s just heavenly." Tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. [<a href="https://pagesix.com/2022/07/04/adele-says-it-would-be-wonderful-to-have-kids-with-boyfriend-rich-paul/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/adele-on-having-kids-with-rich-paul-it-would-be-wonderful-news.154565.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/adele-on-having-kids-with-rich-paul-it-would-be-wonderful-news.154565.html</a>249163article, Adele On Having Kids With Rich Paul: "It Would Be Wonderful"blogs/7-2022/249163-adele-having-kids-w-s.jpg1Chris Rock Seemingly Launches Public Romance With Actress Lake Bellhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chris-rock-seemingly-launches-public-romance-with-actress-lake-bell-newfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-chris-rock-seemingly-launches-public-romance-with-actress-la/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-chris-rock-seemingly-launches-public-romance-with-actress-la/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 20:56 GMT Chris Rock and Will Smith's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/will-smith-smacks-chris-rock-for-cracking-joke-about-jada-pinkett-smiths-shaved-head-at-the-oscars-news.149689.html" target="_blank">violent incident at the Oscars</a> earlier this year was all anyone could talk about for weeks, but by now, much of the world has moved on from the controversy &ndash; and so have the two men. While the&nbsp;Gemini Man star&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/will-smith-spotted-snapping-selfies-with-fans-in-india-following-oscars-ban-news.150962.html" target="_blank">took a trip to India</a> in hopes of getting back in touch with his spiritual side after slapping the comedian for cracking a joke about his wife, the&nbsp;Madagascar voice actor seemingly has a budding new romance taking up much of his time. Monica Schipper/Getty ImagesAs&nbsp;TMZ&nbsp;notes, the South Carolina native was spotted at a Cardinals game in St. Louis with&nbsp;What Happens in Vegas actress Lake Bell last month. The two were sitting in the same box, seemingly trying to lay low and avoid attracting too much attention. Over the weekend, the pair stepped out on several dates &ndash; first grabbing a bite to eat at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica on Saturday (July 2) and the next day, hitting up Coast Restaurant in the same area for more great food. Though it was just the two of them dining, sources note that there was no obvious PDA during their outing, though they did appear to be flirtatious and in good spirits. The 57-year-old was previously married to Malaak Compton-Rock, who he shares two children with; they divorced in 2016, after 20 years of marriage. Bell, for her part, was married to tattoo artist Scott Campbell from 2013 to 2020. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/04/GettyImages-107341829.jpg" title="" /></div> Pool/Getty ImagesCheck back in with&nbsp;HNHH&nbsp;later for more pop culture news updates. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/04/chris-rock-and-lake-bell-brunch-date/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chris-rock-seemingly-launches-public-romance-with-actress-lake-bell-news.154564.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/chris-rock-seemingly-launches-public-romance-with-actress-lake-bell-news.154564.html</a>249161article, Chris Rock Seemingly Launches Public Romance With Actress Lake Bellblogs/7-2022/249161-chris-rock-seemingl-s.jpg1"The Wendy Williams Show" YouTube Channel Disappears, Twitter Reactshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-wendy-williams-show-youtube-channel-disappears-twitter-reacts-news.features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-wendy-williams-show-youtube-channel-disappears-twitter-r/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-the-wendy-williams-show-youtube-channel-disappears-twitter-r/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 20:18 GMT It hasn't even been a month since the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-wendy-williams-show-airs-final-episode-without-her-throws-her-props-in-the-trash-news.153748.html" target="_blank">final episode of&nbsp;The Wendy Williams Show aired</a>, but fans are already devastated to see that the YouTube channel associated with the popular talk show has been scrubbed from the internet. As Variety reports, on Monday (June 4) it became evident that the accompanying page, as well as domains previously used (such as wendywilliamsproductions and wendyshow) are no longer the home of content related to the 57-year-old's series. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImagesIf you try to search for the channel through YouTube or various search engines, you won't find anything, meaning that countless hours of shorts from&nbsp;The Wendy Williams Show (many of which have become beloved memes and reaction videos on Twitter) may very well be gone for good. "They are trying to erase [her] legacy right in front of our eyes," one upset social media user wrote after finding out the news earlier today. "They know her YouTube channel is our last memory of her iconic talk show. There is no good reason for her to delete her channel." Another person pointed out, "Deleting the Wendy Williams YouTube channel is a huge loss of residual ad money for YEARS to come for any involved parties. What an absolutely insane decision." For now, at least,&nbsp;the show's beloved Instagram page remains to provide us with comedic content. Check out more Twitter reactions below, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more pop culture news updates. [<a href="https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/wendy-williams-show-youtube-deleted-1235308916/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-wendy-williams-show-youtube-channel-disappears-twitter-reacts-news.154563.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-wendy-williams-show-youtube-channel-disappears-twitter-reacts-news.154563.html</a>249162article, "The Wendy Williams Show" YouTube Channel Disappears Twitter Reactsblogs/7-2022/249162-the-wendy-williams-s.jpg1Fetty Wap Slaps Fan Who Splashes Him With Water At Iowa Festival: Watchhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/fetty-wap-slaps-fan-who-splashes-him-with-water-at-iowa-festival-watch-features/blogs/itstheboombap-fetty-wap-slaps-fan-who-splashes-him-with-water-iowa-fest/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-fetty-wap-slaps-fan-who-splashes-him-with-water-iowa-fest/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 19:33 GMT Fetty Wap can't catch a break. Though he was poised for an impressive comeback with the release of his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/fetty-wap-stands-alone-on-17-track-project-the-butterfly-effect-new-mixtape.122083.html" target="_blank">The Butterfly Effect&nbsp;album</a> last October, a week after its arrival he was&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/fetty-wap-arrested-on-federal-drug-charges-at-rolling-loud-report-news.141824.html" target="_blank">arrested on federal drug charges at Rolling Loud</a> and is currently still awaiting his fate in that case. More recently, though, cameras caught the 31-year-old slapping a female fan after she spilled water on him at a music festival. As&nbsp;XXL notes, the viral moment reportedly took place at the Saturday in the Park event at Sioux City's Grandview Park this past weekend on July 2nd. Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesFrom the looks of things, Fetty was chopping it up with a group of fans outside the venue when a crowd surge caused a woman holding an open bottle of water to stumble forward, getting some of her drink on the "My Way" artist. Though the spill may not have been intentional (or perhaps it was &ndash; who can really say?), the New Jersey native clearly took it to heart as he first slapped the bottle out of the woman's hand, and then hit her on the side of the head as well. XXL reached out to the "Trap Queen" hitmaker's team for comment, but didn't hear back in time for publication. In lighter news, Fetty Wap has been using the time before his trial to celebrate those that he loves. Back in May, cameras caught him supporting his girl at the grand opening of her lash salon in his home state &ndash; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/fetty-wap-supports-his-girl-at-her-lash-salons-grand-opening-in-new-jersey-news.151321.html" target="_blank">read more about that here</a>, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more hip-hop news updates. [<a href="https://www.xxlmag.com/fetty-wap-slaps-fan-iowa-festival/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/fetty-wap-slaps-fan-who-splashes-him-with-water-at-iowa-festival-watch-news.154562.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/fetty-wap-slaps-fan-who-splashes-him-with-water-at-iowa-festival-watch-news.154562.html</a>249160article, Fetty Wap Slaps Fan Who Splashes Him With Water At Iowa Festival: Watchblogs/7-2022/249160-fetty-wap-slaps-fan-s.jpg1Highland Park Shooting Update: 22-Year-Old Robert E. Crimo III Named As Person Of Interesthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-shooting-update-22-year-old-robert-e-crimo-iii-named-as-pfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-highland-park-shooting-update-22yearold-robert-e-crimo-iii-n/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-highland-park-shooting-update-22yearold-robert-e-crimo-iii-n/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 19:02 GMT The latest update from today's tragic&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/six-dead-24-injured-following-mass-shooting-in-chicago-news.154553.html" target="_blank">Highland Park mass shooting</a> reveals that police have named a person of interest, though he has not officially been deemed a suspect just yet. As CNN&nbsp;reports, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III &ndash; who stands 5'11" and weighs 120 pounds &ndash; is said to be armed and dangerous, though authorities haven't explicitly disclosed why he's been connected to the shooting. Jim Vondruska/Getty Images"Crimo, III, has the following tattoos: four tally marks with a line through them on his right cheek, red roses and green leaves on his neck, and cursive script above his left eyebrow," information on the FBI's website says, also noting his brown hair and brown eyes. The 22-year-old is believed to be driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit with an Illinois license plate reading DM80653. Evidence of a firearm was discovered on a nearby business's rooftop after the incident, according to police commander Chris O'Neill. The gunman accessed the top using a ladder attached to a building, a Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesperson also confirmed. The same source said the weapon used was a "high-powered rifle" and that the attack was "random" but still "intentional." At this time, authorities are working to uncover more information about the origins of the gun and who purchased it. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek shared that the five people who died at the scene of the crime were adults. Another later died in the hospital, though she wasn't able to provide information on them. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/04/GettyImages-1241705086.jpg" title="" /></div> Jim Vondruska/Getty ImagesThis marks at least the 308th mass shooting in the U.S. this year, data from the Gun Violence Archive reveals; the first four days of July alone have seen 11, with three of those happening today (July 4). Check back in with HNHH later for any updates on the Highland Park tragedy. RIP. [<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/04/us/highland-park-illinois-shooting-july-4-parade/index.html" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-shooting-update-22-year-old-robert-e-crimo-iii-named-as-person-of-interest-news.154561.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/highland-park-shooting-update-22-year-old-robert-e-crimo-iii-named-as-person-of-interest-news.154561.html</a>249157article, Highland Park Shooting Update: 22-Year-Old Robert E. Crimo III Named As Person Of Interestblogs/7-2022/249157-highland-park-shoot-s.jpg1Travis Scott Shows Out For A Sold-Out Crowd At Miami's E11EVEN Nightclub: Watchhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-shows-out-for-a-sold-out-crowd-at-miamis-e11even-nightclubfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scott-shows-out-soldout-crowd-miamis-e11even/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-travis-scott-shows-out-soldout-crowd-miamis-e11even/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 18:31 GMT Travis Scott performances have been becoming more and more frequent following his hiatus in the aftermath of last November's Astroworld tragedy. Most recently, the father of two entertained audiences in Miami at E11EVEN nightclub, performing some of his greatest hits from the DJ booth. The show went down on Saturday night, and according to&nbsp;Page Six, it wasn't until 3:15 AM that Scott picked up the microphone as DJ Chase B spun his tracks. "Travis got on top of the DJ booth and used it as his stage," an attendee told the outlet. Alexander Tamargo/Getty ImagesThe same source noted that the 32-year-old rapped "Pick Up the Phone" and "Highest in the Room" while elsewhere, cameras caught his rendition of his incredibly successful collaboration with Drake, "SICKO MODE." Scott even let his fans get in on the fun, at one point passing his microphone off to someone at a nearby table who recited the intro to his Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight&nbsp;track, "goosebumps." Elsewhere, he picked up a phone and playfully flipped off the person on the other end of the FaceTime call. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/04/GettyImages-1406513757.jpg" title="" /></div> Alexander Tamargo/Getty ImagesChase B also had Drake's&nbsp;Honestly, Nevermind in rotation, and patrons of E11EVEN saw Scott cover Lionel Richie's "The Only One" from his spot on the DJ booth. This isn't the Houston native's first show at the club in recent months &ndash; as we mentioned earlier he's been getting booked more frequently this summer, though his headlining spot at Day N Vegas has fallen apart once again. In case you missed it, the festival announced a few days ago that they've cancelled their 2022 show due to production and logistics issues &ndash; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/day-n-vegas-2022-cancelled-due-to-logistics-timing-and-production-issues-news.154417.html" target="_blank">read more about that here</a>, and tap back in with&nbsp;HNHH later for more hip-hop news updates. [<a href="https://pagesix.com/2022/07/04/travis-scott-performs-in-miami-at-e11even/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-shows-out-for-a-sold-out-crowd-at-miamis-e11even-nightclub-watch-news.154560.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/travis-scott-shows-out-for-a-sold-out-crowd-at-miamis-e11even-nightclub-watch-news.154560.html</a>249158article, Travis Scott Shows Out For A Sold-Out Crowd At Miami's E11EVEN Nightclub: Watchblogs/7-2022/249158-travis-scott-shows-s.jpg1Bronny James Jr's Latest Dunk Got LeBron Out Of His Seathttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bronny-james-jrs-latest-dunk-got-lebron-out-of-his-seat-news.154559.htmfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-bronny-james-jrs-latest-dunk-got-lebron-out-his-seat/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-bronny-james-jrs-latest-dunk-got-lebron-out-his-seat/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 17:53 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bronny-james-jr-hits-poor-defender-with-slick-ankle-breaker-news.152837.html" target="_blank">Bronny James Jr. is headed into his senior year at Sierra Canyon</a>&nbsp;and there are some big expectations being placed upon him. This is a huge year for him when it comes to his future as he could be recruited to a big-name college program. There are tons of basketball programs that would be looking to take on Bronny and we're sure there will be quite the arms race. It will ultimately be his decision as to where he goes, although we're sure places like Duke are at the top of the list. This summer, Bronny is looking to keep his talents fresh, and as you can see in the Tweet below, the eldest James brother came through with a monstrous dunk. In the clip, you can clearly see LeBron jump out of his seat, as he couldn't help but beam with pride over his son's accomplishment. As with anything Bronny-related, the clip went viral on Twitter, and the proud dad had to step in to let everyone know he was paying attention. LeBron hit the quote tweets with smoke coming out of the nose emojis, and as always, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lebron-james-hoops-with-bronny-and-bryce-in-the-driveway-watch-news.153304.html" target="_blank">it's great to see Bron getting involved</a>. He has a lot of pride in his kids, and of course, Bronny is a huge part of that. LeBron has put zero pressure on Bronny to make it to the NBA, although there is no doubt LeBron is preparing for the possibility to play with his son. Only time will tell what team that will eventually be on. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bronny-james-jrs-latest-dunk-got-lebron-out-of-his-seat-news.154559.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bronny-james-jrs-latest-dunk-got-lebron-out-of-his-seat-news.154559.html</a>249155article, Bronny James Jr's Latest Dunk Got LeBron Out Of His Seatbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Brittney Griner Pens Letter To President Joe Bidenhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brittney-griner-pens-letter-to-president-joe-biden-news.154558.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-brittney-griner-pens-letter-president-joe-biden/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-brittney-griner-pens-letter-president-joe-biden/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 17:14 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brittney-griner-gets-disappointing-news-from-russian-officials-details-news.153554.html" target="_blank">Brittney Griner remains in Russia as she is embarking</a>&nbsp;on a criminal trial that could force her to serve many years in prison. The WNBA star was allegedly caught with weed oil in her baggage, which got her hit with a drug trafficking charge. Russia is very authoritarian when it comes to a lot of things, and drugs in an especially sore spot on the country's record. With that being said, it seems inevitable that Griner is going to lose the trial, as the country has a 99 percent conviction rate. Griner and her <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brittney-griner-to-stay-in-russian-jail-for-at-least-another-month-news.151909.html" target="_blank">family are very scared of this possibility</a>, and today, Griner penned an emotional letter to President Joe Biden in which she asked for the commander in chief to do something. Mike Mattina/Getty Images"As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I'm terrified I might be here forever," Griner wrote.&nbsp;"I realize you are dealing with so much, but please don't forget about me and the other American Detainees. Please do all you can to bring us home. I voted for the first time in 2020 and I voted for you. [...]&nbsp;I believe in you. I still have so much good to do with my freedom that you can help restore. I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates! It kills me to know they are suffering so much right now. I am grateful for whatever you can do at this moment to get me home." The Russian government has made it clear so far that&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/vladimir-putins-aid-claims-brittney-griner-is-not-a-political-prisoner-news.153943.html" target="_blank">they have very little interest in striking a deal with the United States</a> as this is a criminal trial. Having said that, the U.S. has taken action against Russia in the war against Ukraine, so this could be a subtle negotiation tactic. This remains a developing story, so stay tuned to HNHH for updates. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brittney-griner-pens-letter-to-president-joe-biden-news.154558.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brittney-griner-pens-letter-to-president-joe-biden-news.154558.html</a>249150article, Brittney Griner Pens Letter To President Joe Bidenblogs/7-2022/249150-brittney-griner-pen-s.jpg1D.L. Hughley Says Donald Trump Should Be In Prison After January 6th Hearingshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dl-hughley-says-donald-trump-should-be-in-prison-after-january-6th-hearfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-dl-hughley-says-donald-trump-should-be-prison-after-janua/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-dl-hughley-says-donald-trump-should-be-prison-after-janua/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 16:58 GMT D.L. Hughley says that&nbsp;Donald Trump should be serving time in prison for his role in the infamous riot at the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jack-del-rio-delivers-bizarre-statement-about-jan-6-capitol-attack-news.153291.html" target="_blank">U.S. Capitol on January 6th</a>. The comedian explained his position when asked about the ongoing&nbsp;hearings regarding the incident during an interview with TMZ. "I think it's clear that the former President of the United States committed treason and sedition, and I believe that the Justice Department, if they don't indict everyone involved in this, including the former President of the United States of America, we need to take the idea of justice in America off the table. It does not exist." Michael Loccisano / Getty ImagesHe added: "That man clearly weaponized that mob, clearly sent in fake electors, he did everything. He committed the very fraud that he was telling his supporters was being committed. He did it. He should go to jail." Hughley added that the fact that "he won't say anything under testimony, under oath, tells you a lot." The comedian also says that the scandal was&nbsp;way worse than Watergate because people died on January 6th. The January 6th hearings were&nbsp;originally scheduled to be held&nbsp;throughout the month of June; however, the committee now expects them to continue into July when the House&nbsp;reconvenes the week of July 11. The committee is helmed by&nbsp;Democrat Bennie Thompson and Republican Liz Cheney. Throughout the hearings, they've called&nbsp;live witnesses to testify under oath, presented video from a number of sources, and more all to&nbsp;investigate the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/04/dl-hughley-donald-trump-jail-january-6-insurrection-treason-cassidy-hutchinson/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dl-hughley-says-donald-trump-should-be-in-prison-after-january-6th-hearings-news.154557.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dl-hughley-says-donald-trump-should-be-in-prison-after-january-6th-hearings-news.154557.html</a>249151article, D.L. Hughley Says Donald Trump Should Be In Prison After January 6th Hearingsblogs/7-2022/249151-dl-hughley-says-don-s.jpg1Skip Bayless Offers Some Solid Advice To The Brooklyn Netshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/skip-bayless-offers-some-solid-advice-to-the-brooklyn-nets-news.154556.features/blogs/itstheboombap-skip-bayless-offers-some-solid-advice-brooklyn-nets/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-skip-bayless-offers-some-solid-advice-brooklyn-nets/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 16:29 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-requests-trade-out-of-brooklyn-news.154374.html" target="_blank">Kevin Durant wants out of Brooklyn</a>&nbsp;and it is going to take a Herculean to make a trade that actually gets him out of there. The Nets want heaven and earth for KD who is arguably the best player in the league. Trading him for nothing would be a huge embarrassment for the Nets franchise, and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/warriors-interested-in-trading-for-kevin-durant-report-news.154522.html" target="_blank">they want to make absolutely sure that they get this right.</a> In the eyes of pundits like Skip Bayless, the solution is actually quite simple, and it is staring the Nets right in the face. In Bayless' opinion, the Nets should simply force KD to honor his contract. Durant has four years left on his deal, and Bayless thinks it would be in the Nets' best interest to make him play and run it back. Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images"If I ran the Nets, I'd tell Kevin Durant, "You have 4 years left on your contract. You're playing for the Nets next year, with Kyrie and Ben Simmons. We're going to win it all." If KD wanted a different coach, fine. But why give up KD &amp; Kyrie and pretty much start over? Just me," Bayless wrote. This is the least likely scenario as players have all of the power in the NBA these days. If the Nets were to not trade KD, there is a good chance he would hold out until he gets what he wants, which means the Nets will just have to acquiesce. Let us know what you think will happen, in the comments down below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/skip-bayless-offers-some-solid-advice-to-the-brooklyn-nets-news.154556.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/skip-bayless-offers-some-solid-advice-to-the-brooklyn-nets-news.154556.html</a>249152article, Skip Bayless Offers Some Solid Advice To The Brooklyn Netsblogs/7-2022/249152-skip-bayless-offers-s.jpg1Lil Uzi Vert Didn't "Intentionally" Target Fan Who He Hit With Phone: Reporthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-uzi-vert-didnt-intentionally-target-fan-who-he-hit-with-phone-reporfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-lil-uzi-vert-didnt-intentionally-target-fan-who-he-hit-with/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lil-uzi-vert-didnt-intentionally-target-fan-who-he-hit-with/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 16:13 GMT Lil Uzi Vert didn't "intentionally"&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-uzi-vert-allegedly-injures-fan-after-throwing-phone-into-crowd-news.154550.html#title-comment-desktop" target="_blank">throw a phone at anyone&nbsp;specific</a> in the audience during his Wireless Festival performance, a source close to the rapper has confirmed to The Shade Room. The Eternal Atake rapper has been facing backlash on social media, Monday, after a fan shared that she was left bloodied after the phone struck her in the head in the crowd. &ldquo;During Uzi&rsquo;s set at Wireless Fest, fans threw multiple cellphones onto the stage and inadvertently struck him," the source close to Uzi told The Shade Room. "He merely attempted to clear the phones from the stage, avoid slipping and safely continue his performance &mdash; he never intentionally directed it at a specific individual.&rdquo; Steven Ferdman / Getty ImagesThey didn't comment on whether Uzi has been in contact with the fan and Uzi has not commented on the incident publically.&nbsp; The fan addressed the incident in a series of TikTok posts in which she claimed she was unable to dodge the phone because of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/j-cole-taps-bia-to-join-him-onstage-at-wireless-festival-for-london-watch-news.154500.html" target="_blank">densely packed crowd.</a>&nbsp;In the clips, Uzi can be seen throwing a phone up into the air as he begins to perform "Money Longer." "So as some of you guys may know, there is a video of Lil Uzi Vert throwing a phone into the Wireless crowd 2022 on Friday," she said. "I am sadly that chick that got their head smashed in by the phone. There was someone else but I don&rsquo;t want to mention him in case it is not permitted but yes there was some damaged caused but the guy got his phone back and everything is being dealt with.&rdquo; Check out the fan's TikTok posts about being hit by the phone below. <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@ccornonmycob" target="_blank">@ccornonmycob</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/duet" target="_blank">#duet</a> with @ac15500 <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wireless" target="_blank">#wireless</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/liluzivert" target="_blank">#liluzivert</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wireless2022" target="_blank">#wireless2022</a> @Lil Uzi Vert @Wireless Festival <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/original-sound-7115611360080186118" target="_blank">? original sound - ????</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@ccornonmycob" target="_blank">@ccornonmycob</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wireless" target="_blank">#wireless</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/liluzivert" target="_blank">#liluzivert</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wireless2022" target="_blank">#wireless2022</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/liluziphone" target="_blank">#liluziphone</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/original-sound-7116331638476262150" target="_blank">? original sound - Drilla G</a>[<a href="https://theshaderoom.com/exclusive-lil-uzi-didnt-intentionally-aim-at-woman-alleging-she-was-injured-by-cell-phone-he-threw-at-wi" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-uzi-vert-didnt-intentionally-target-fan-who-he-hit-with-phone-report-news.154555.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-uzi-vert-didnt-intentionally-target-fan-who-he-hit-with-phone-report-news.154555.html</a>249153article, Lil Uzi Vert Didn't "Intentionally" Target Fan Who He Hit With Phone: Reportblogs/7-2022/249153-lil-uzi-vert-didnt-s.jpg1Six Dead, 24 Injured Following Mass Shooting In Chicagohttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/six-dead-24-injured-following-mass-shooting-in-chicago-news.154553.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-six-dead-24-injured-following-mass-shooting-chicago/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-six-dead-24-injured-following-mass-shooting-chicago/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 15:40 GMT Tragedy has struck the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois today as six people were killed and at least another 24 were injured in what appears to be a random act of violence. This was yet another mass shooting in the United States that has left people across the country stunned and upset. According to reports, the shooter was on a rooftop where they began to ring off shots. There was a 4th of July parade going on in the neighborhood, and that's the event that was ultimately targeted. Parade-goers immediately began to disperse as the police rushed to the scene. In the end, the shooter was able to escape, and they are still at large. Following the news of the shooting, President Joe Biden put out a statement noting that he is appalled by the incident. He also said that he is giving law enforcement the green light to use all measures possible in order to apprehend the suspect. This is obviously a very tragic event, and our hearts go out to those who have been affected. Mass shootings are horrific in every way and the Highland Park community will need all of the help it can get. The shooting in Highland Park is a developing story so stay tuned for more updates. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/six-dead-24-injured-following-mass-shooting-in-chicago-news.154553.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/six-dead-24-injured-following-mass-shooting-in-chicago-news.154553.html</a>249148article, Six Dead 24 Injured Following Mass Shooting In Chicagobvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Rockwilder Reveals How Q-Tip & Swizz Beatz Inspired Jay-Z's "Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rockwilder-reveals-how-q-tip-and-swizz-beatz-inspired-jay-zs-do-it-agaifeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-rockwilder-reveals-how-qtip-swizz-beatz-inspired-jayzs-do-it/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-rockwilder-reveals-how-qtip-swizz-beatz-inspired-jayzs-do-it/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 15:29 GMT Rockwilder says that he was inspired by&nbsp;Q-Tip and Swizz Beatz when he put together the production for Jay-Z's&nbsp;&ldquo;Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)&rdquo; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/every-jay-z-album-and-single-with-a-platinum-plaque-news.34635.html" target="_blank">from&nbsp;Vol. 3&hellip; Life and Times of S. Carter</a>. The 1999 track features appearances from&nbsp;Amil and Beanie Sigel. The veteran producer recalled working on the track during a recent appearance on Math Hoffa&rsquo;s&nbsp;My Expert Opinion&nbsp;podcast. &ldquo;&lsquo;Do It Again&rsquo; is a three-, three-, three-, four-[bar loop],&rdquo; he explained. &ldquo;I was trying to just be a little different from how the beat tapes was being submitted to Roc-A-Fella because they was going through beat tapes. Jay is a beat n***a, he goes through them beats. Dame is definitely the comedy of it because if the shit ain&rsquo;t hot, he gon&rsquo; laugh at you." He continued: &ldquo;I did [a three-bar loop] purposefully and I was definitely inspired off Q-Tip&rsquo;s three-bar beats. Q-Tip has amazing three-bar beats that I was definitely in love with. Shout out to Q-Tip. Thank you for &lsquo;Award Tour&rsquo; because that was song was so infectious to my life right now, I play it every morning.&rdquo; As for Swizz Beatz, Rockwilder says he was inspired by his song intros and referenced&nbsp;&ldquo;Jigga My N***a." &ldquo;I did see that the dance floor and the club was kinda going to this next thing, and Swizz was definitely introducing that type of vibe and energy,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I just took the hottest thing that was going on, and that was &lsquo;Jigga My N***a.&rsquo; Swizz used to have them intros and I was like, &lsquo;Alright, so in order for me to jump in, I gotta introduce my shit too.'&rdquo; Additionally, Rockwilder says he borrowed the song's hook from Call O&rsquo; Da Wild rapper Barron Ricks&rsquo; intro from Cypress Hill&rsquo;s 1996 &ldquo;Throw Your Hands in the Air (Remix).&rdquo; The track helped Jay earn his fifth top 10 hit on Billboard&rsquo;s Hot Rap Songs chart. Check out Rockwilder's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/method-man-apologizes-to-destinys-child-over-2001-incident-during-janet-jackson-s-mtv-icon-special-news.154531.html" target="_blank">discussion with Math Hoffa</a> below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71474/title.rockwilder-explains-jay-z-do-it-again-put-ya-hands-up-q-tip-influence" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rockwilder-reveals-how-q-tip-and-swizz-beatz-inspired-jay-zs-do-it-again-put-ya-hands-up-news.154554.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/rockwilder-reveals-how-q-tip-and-swizz-beatz-inspired-jay-zs-do-it-again-put-ya-hands-up-news.154554.html</a>249149article, Rockwilder Reveals How Q-Tip & Swizz Beatz Inspired Jay-Z's "Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Master P Throws Birthday Party For 2-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Headhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/master-p-throws-birthday-party-for-2-year-old-who-was-shot-in-the-head-features/blogs/itstheboombap-master-p-throws-birthday-party-2yearold-who-was-shot/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-master-p-throws-birthday-party-2yearold-who-was-shot/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 15:10 GMT Master P threw a birthday party for&nbsp;Ocean Robertson, who was&nbsp;accidentally shot in the head in December 2020. The young girl was riding&nbsp;in a car with her mother Fa&rsquo;Quansa Sha&rsquo;Georgia Ancrum, her sibling, and a driver when the car was struck by gunfire. Her mother was killed during the incident. When Master P heard about the story, he decided to help out and&nbsp;promised to throw Robertson a birthday party back in May. Last week, he stayed true to his word and shared pictures from the event on Instagram. Chelsea Lauren / Getty Images&ldquo;Birthday party for our beautiful 2 year old princess, baby Ocean," Master P captioned a photo of himself with the family. "@hercymiller #LouisvilleUniversity #GODisgood #futurehealers @louisvillembb @louiethecardinal.&rdquo; &nbsp;In another post, he continued: &ldquo;Today was a great blessing, we celebrated baby Ocean&rsquo;s 2nd birthday at Louisville Zoo. @hercymiller and I threw her a princess party with the Louisville University Mens Basketball team and all the kids in the community. This little girl is a real testimony, she was shot in the head 19 months ago and is recovering well. #GODisgood Save our babies! #Weallwegot #Christopher2x #FutureHealers #502 @louiethecardinal.&rdquo; Master P's meetup with Robertson comes just months after he announced that his&nbsp;29-year-old daughter,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/master-p-tributes-late-daughter-tytyana-miller-during-performance-no-more-grieving-news.153259.html" target="_blank">Tytyana Miller, had passed away</a>. An official cause of death was not revealed, but the rapper referenced&nbsp;drug addiction and mental illness in posts about her death. Check out Master P's Instagram posts below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71473/title.master-p-makes-good-on-birthday-party-promise-for-5-month-old-shot-in-the-head" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/master-p-throws-birthday-party-for-2-year-old-who-was-shot-in-the-head-news.154552.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/master-p-throws-birthday-party-for-2-year-old-who-was-shot-in-the-head-news.154552.html</a>249142article, Master P Throws Birthday Party For 2-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Headblogs/7-2022/249142-master-p-throws-bir-s.jpg1Air Jordan 2 Low "UNC To Chicago" Coming Next Year: First Lookhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-2-low-unc-to-chicago-coming-next-year-first-look-news.154551features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-2-low-unc-chicago-coming-next-year-first-look/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-2-low-unc-chicago-coming-next-year-first-look/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 14:57 GMT Jordan Brand loves honoring the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Chicago Bulls. These are the two teams that etched Michael Jordan's name into the history books, and as a result, we have our fair share of "UNC" and "Chicago" color schemes. In recent years, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-unc-to-chicago-to-launch-before-all-star-weekend-details-news.103496.html" target="_blank">Jumpman has combined these looks to form the "UNC to Chicago" colorway</a>. This is a colorway that has found its way onto the Air Jordan 1, and now, it seems like the Air Jordan 2 is getting in on the fun. Thanks to the Instagram sneaker insider @zsneakerheadz, we can now see that the Air Jordan 2 Low is about to get a "UNC to Chicago" color scheme, next year. This shoe has a mostly white upper to it, all while the back heel contains powder blue, and the front contains red. It is a succinct and clean colorway that offers the best of both worlds for Jordan fanatics. In the post below, it was revealed that the rumored release date for this shoe has been set to March 8th of 2023. This date has not yet been confirmed by Nike or Jordan Brand, so stay tuned to HNHH as we will be sure to bring you all of the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world. In the meantime, let us know what you think of these shoes, in the comments down below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-2-low-unc-to-chicago-coming-next-year-first-look-news.154551.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-2-low-unc-to-chicago-coming-next-year-first-look-news.154551.html</a>249143article, Air Jordan 2 Low "UNC To Chicago" Coming Next Year: First Lookbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Lil Uzi Vert Allegedly Injures Fan After Throwing Phone Into Crowdhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-uzi-vert-allegedly-injures-fan-after-throwing-phone-into-crowd-newsfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-lil-uzi-vert-allegedly-injures-fan-after-throwing-phone-into/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-lil-uzi-vert-allegedly-injures-fan-after-throwing-phone-into/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 14:43 GMT Lil Uzi Vert&nbsp;threw a phone into the crowd during his headlining&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/j-cole-taps-bia-to-join-him-onstage-at-wireless-festival-for-london-watch-news.154500.html" target="_blank">performance at U.K.&rsquo;s Wireless Festival</a> over the weekend, and a fan alleges that it smashed into her head and left her bloodied. The claim was made by&nbsp;TikTok user @DrillaG in&nbsp;two videos showing the injury. &ldquo;I am the chick that got her head smashed in by the phone,&rdquo; the fan said. &ldquo;Yes, there was some damage caused, but the guy got his phone back and everything is being dealt with." Steven Ferdman / Getty ImagesIn the clip, Uzi can be seen throwing the phone straight up into the sky as he begins to perform his 2016 song &ldquo;Money Longer.&rdquo; The fan added that they were unable to dodge the incoming projectile because of the density of the packed crowd. &ldquo;And even if I did [move out of the way] it would have hit someone either way, [the phone] wouldn&rsquo;t hit [the ground] first, &ldquo; she stated. After the phone hit her head, she was escorted away from the performance by security. Later in the performance, Uzi threw himself into the crowd by doing a front flip off of the stage during his track, "POP." The song was featured on Uzi's 2020 album,&nbsp;Eternal Atake. Check out the fan's TikTok posts below. <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@ccornonmycob" target="_blank">@ccornonmycob</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/duet" target="_blank">#duet</a> with @ac15500 <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wireless" target="_blank">#wireless</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/liluzivert" target="_blank">#liluzivert</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wireless2022" target="_blank">#wireless2022</a> @Lil Uzi Vert @Wireless Festival <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/original-sound-7115611360080186118" target="_blank">? original sound - ????</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@ccornonmycob" target="_blank">@ccornonmycob</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wireless" target="_blank">#wireless</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/liluzivert" target="_blank">#liluzivert</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/wireless2022" target="_blank">#wireless2022</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/liluziphone" target="_blank">#liluziphone</a><a href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/original-sound-7116331638476262150" target="_blank">? original sound - Drilla G</a>[<a href="https://www.xxlmag.com/lil-uzi-vert-phone-hits-woman-head-bloody-injury/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-uzi-vert-allegedly-injures-fan-after-throwing-phone-into-crowd-news.154550.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-uzi-vert-allegedly-injures-fan-after-throwing-phone-into-crowd-news.154550.html</a>249144article, Lil Uzi Vert Allegedly Injures Fan After Throwing Phone Into Crowdblogs/7-2022/249144-lil-uzi-vert-allege-s.jpg1Tristan Thompson Lives It Up As Mystery Woman Dances On Him In Vegashttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tristan-thompson-lives-it-up-as-mystery-woman-dances-on-him-in-vegas-nefeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-tristan-thompson-lives-it-up-as-mystery-woman-dances-him/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-tristan-thompson-lives-it-up-as-mystery-woman-dances-him/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 14:30 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-hilariously-memes-himself-links-up-with-tristan-thompson-in-latest-ig-post-news.152822.html" target="_blank">Tristan Thompson had an interesting season in the NBA</a>&nbsp;as he bounced around multiple teams. After starting the year in Sacramento, he eventually went to the Indiana Pacers for a very brief period of time. From there, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls where he was able to finish out the season. Needless to say, it was a very stressful time for Thompson who didn't exactly have a ton of clarity as to where he was going to go this season. Now, he can sit back and relax and just wait for next season, where he looks to bounce back and have some consistency as far as NBA destinations are concerned. Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesAccording to TMZ, Thompson's offseason has taken him to Las Vegas, where over the weekend, he got to go to Marquee Nightclub where he was accompanied by a friend and two women. In the video below, one of the women was dancing on Thompson throughout the night and it seemed like they were getting pretty close. Thompson could be seen grabbing her waist at various points, all while whispering in her ear. Of course, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/iman-shumpert-empathizes-with-khloe-kardashian-over-tristan-thompsons-cheating-news.153999.html" target="_blank">Thompson and Khloe Kardashian are no longer together</a>, so it's not like this latest endeavor is going to get him into any trouble with the Kardashians.&nbsp; Hopefully, Thompson can find continued success with the Bulls this season as they look to get back on track following last season's hot start. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/04/tristan-thompson-las-vegas-club-women/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tristan-thompson-lives-it-up-as-mystery-woman-dances-on-him-in-vegas-news.154549.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tristan-thompson-lives-it-up-as-mystery-woman-dances-on-him-in-vegas-news.154549.html</a>249145article, Tristan Thompson Lives It Up As Mystery Woman Dances On Him In Vegasblogs/7-2022/249145-tristan-thompson-li-s.jpg1Kid Cudi Says "A Kid Named Cudi" Will Hit Streaming Services This Monthhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-says-a-kid-named-cudi-will-hit-streaming-services-this-month-nfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kid-cudi-says-kid-named-cudi-will-hit-streaming-services-t/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kid-cudi-says-kid-named-cudi-will-hit-streaming-services-t/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 14:03 GMT Kid Cudi announced that his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-a-kid-named-cudi-mixtape.104340.html" target="_blank">debut mixtape, "A Kid Named Cudi,"</a> will be added to streaming services later this month in a series of tweets posted on Monday. He also revealed that&nbsp;The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1, which appears to be a compilation of his greatest hits, will arrive this Friday, July 8. "July 8th 'The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1' (Best of)," Cudi announced. "July 15th 'A Kid Named Cudi.' I love u. Ur welcome." Michael Hickey / Getty ImagesHe added in another post: &ldquo;&lsquo;A Kid Named Cudi&rsquo; dropped July 17th 2008. This official release is 2 days shy of the 14th anniversary. I am so damn excited u all get to enjoy it again, remastered, w all the jams that made people fans from jump. Also, did a new intro.&rdquo; Cudi also confirmed that the new project will be arriving on vinyl. Artwork for&nbsp;The Boy Who Flew To The Moon Vol. 1 will be arriving on Tuesday with a full tracklist being shared on Wednesday. The new projects come ahead of Cudi's high-anticipated&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudis-entergalactic-series-gets-official-release-date-news.153611.html" target="_blank">eighth studio album Entergalactic</a>, which will serve as a soundtrack for a Netflix series Cudi is working on of the same name. Both the&nbsp;album and series Entergalactic&nbsp;are scheduled to be released on September 30, 2022. Check out Cudi's tweets below and be on the lookout for A Kid Named Cudi on streaming platforms on&nbsp;July 15. [<a href="https://uproxx.com/music/kid-cudi-a-kid-named-cudi-dsps/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-says-a-kid-named-cudi-will-hit-streaming-services-this-month-news.154547.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kid-cudi-says-a-kid-named-cudi-will-hit-streaming-services-this-month-news.154547.html</a>249146article, Kid Cudi Says "A Kid Named Cudi" Will Hit Streaming Services This Monthblogs/7-2022/249146-kid-cudi-says-kid-n-s.jpg1Joey Chestnut Puts Man In Headlock, Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest Anywayhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joey-chestnut-puts-man-in-headlock-wins-hot-dog-eating-contest-anyway-nfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-joey-chestnut-puts-man-headlock-wins-hot-dog-eating-conte/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-joey-chestnut-puts-man-headlock-wins-hot-dog-eating-conte/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 13:12 GMT Every single 4th of July, Nathan's hosts its infamous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. The competition is very simple. You have 10 minutes to eat as many hot dogs as you possibly can. <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/espn-roasted-for-fumbling-joey-chestnut-hot-dog-eating-coverage-news.135108.html" target="_blank">The greatest champion of all time is none other than Joey Chestnut</a>, who came into today with 14 titles to his name. As you can imagine, he left the stage today with yet another title under his belt, although it came with some controversy. According to TMZ, a man in a Darth Vader mask rushed the stage and flashed a sign in front of Chestnut. The Glizzy GOAT decided to take matters into his own hands as he grabbed the man by the neck and threw him off of the stage where he was eventually apprehended by police. Chestnut was able to continue on with the competition, and eventually, he downed 63 hot dogs which is considerably lower than last year's total of 76. Regardless, Chestnut was way ahead of his competitors, and it was a decisive victory for the ages. Now, Chestnut has 15 titles to his name and probably some of the worst heartburn known to mankind. As for the people who rushed the stage, it has been revealed that three people are now in custody. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/04/joey-chestnut-wins-coney-island-hot-dog-eating-contest-interruption/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joey-chestnut-puts-man-in-headlock-wins-hot-dog-eating-contest-anyway-news.154545.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/joey-chestnut-puts-man-in-headlock-wins-hot-dog-eating-contest-anyway-news.154545.html</a>249137article, Joey Chestnut Puts Man In Headlock Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest Anywaybvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Legendary Dancer Bruno "Pop N Taco" Falcon Dead At 58https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/legendary-dancer-bruno-pop-n-taco-falcon-dead-at-58-news.154544.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-legendary-dancer-bruno-pop-n-taco-falcon-dead-58/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-legendary-dancer-bruno-pop-n-taco-falcon-dead-58/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 12:49 GMT One of the leading figures in the 1980s and 90s breakdancing scene, Bruno "Pop N Taco" Falcon, has died at the age of 58, according to TMZ. For those who may not be familiar with the man, he was best known for being an incredible dancer who was a pioneer in the breakdancing world. He helped popularize the pop and lock, and as it turns out, his talents were able to land him roles in big films. For instance,&nbsp;Bruno was in the movie "Breakin'" with Ice T. The rapper-actor was one of the first people to comment on Bruno's passing, saying "Yep, just got a text. He was to young. Smh."&nbsp; As TMZ noted, Bruno was also one of the dancers in Michael Jackson's iconic "Smooth Criminal" video. He even taught MJ some of his moves, and there is no doubt that the dancer was a big influence on Jackson as he served as a choreographer for the superstar's HIStory tour in the 90s. Needless to say, Bruno's impact is palpable, and many are about to be educated on what he did for dancing and music as a whole. It was reported that there is no exact cause of death for Bruno, however, his sister Diana Wolgamott believes he died of a heart attack in his sleep.&nbsp;With natural causes believed to be at play here, there will not be an autopsy.&nbsp; You can see Bruno's iconic scene in the film "Breakin,'" down below.&nbsp; [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/03/dancer-bruno-pop-n-taco-falcon-dead-dies/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/legendary-dancer-bruno-pop-n-taco-falcon-dead-at-58-news.154544.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/legendary-dancer-bruno-pop-n-taco-falcon-dead-at-58-news.154544.html</a>249138article, Legendary Dancer Bruno "Pop N Taco" Falcon Dead At 58bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Shannon Sharpe Delivers Epic Kevin Durant Rant Amid Nets Dramahttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/shannon-sharpe-delivers-epic-kevin-durant-rant-amid-nets-drama-news.154features/blogs/itstheboombap-shannon-sharpe-delivers-epic-kevin-durant-rant-amid-nets-dra/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-shannon-sharpe-delivers-epic-kevin-durant-rant-amid-nets-dra/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 12:22 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-speaks-out-amid-nets-trade-rumors-news.154477.html" target="_blank">Kevin Durant wants out of Brooklyn</a>&nbsp;and the NBA world has had some very strong reactions to the news. It seemed like KD and Kyrie were going to run it back for at least four years given the fact that Kyrie decided to opt into his contract. Instead, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-requests-trade-out-of-brooklyn-news.154374.html" target="_blank">KD shocked the NBA world</a>, requesting a trade despite having four years left on his contract with the Nets. A lot of people are upset with Durant because they feel like he is abusing his power by pulling a move like this. It's easy to see why people would feel this way, especially after going to the Golden State Warriors back in 2016. Shannon Sharpe is one of the people disappointed in Durant, and on today's&nbsp;Undisputed, he did not pull any punches. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM&ldquo;I was surprised, but then I realized KD&rsquo;s a runner, he&rsquo;s a track star, he&rsquo;s going to run away when it gets hard&hellip; I&rsquo;m so disappointed in KD&hellip; he wanted to build his own team&hellip; now he wants out, already?!&rdquo; Sharpe stated.&nbsp; Sharpe went on to say that this should end the debate between LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Sharpe doesn't think LeBron would ever pull something like this, especially not while under contract for four years. While LeBron moved around in free agency, Sharpe notes it was never as dramatic as what KD is doing now. <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/warriors-interested-in-trading-for-kevin-durant-report-news.154522.html" target="_blank">Trades for KD are currently in the works</a>&nbsp;although it seems like the Nets are really taking their time to get the best deal possible. In the meantime, stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates from around the basketball world. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/shannon-sharpe-delivers-epic-kevin-durant-rant-amid-nets-drama-news.154543.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/shannon-sharpe-delivers-epic-kevin-durant-rant-amid-nets-drama-news.154543.html</a>249139article, Shannon Sharpe Delivers Epic Kevin Durant Rant Amid Nets Dramablogs/7-2022/249139-shannon-sharpe-deli-s.jpg150 Cent Goes Off On Grammy's After "In Da Club" Hits Massive Milestonehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/50-cent-goes-off-on-grammys-after-in-da-club-hits-massive-milestone-newfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-50-cent-goes-off-grammys-after-da-club-hits-massive-mi/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-50-cent-goes-off-grammys-after-da-club-hits-massive-mi/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 12:06 GMT 50 Cent is among the best-selling artists of the early to late 2000s. Unfortunately, at the start of his career, the music establishment didn't take Fif seriously. His brand of hip-hop was a complete change of pace at the time,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/50-cent-roasts-grammys-over-best-rap-album-nominees-news.121838.html" target="_blank">and institutions like the Grammys were simply too oblivious</a> to actually catch onto his movement. At the start of his career, Fif was snubbed by the Grammys for the Best New Artist award, and since that time, the legendary artist has had a vendetta against the recording academy. Whenever he reaches a new accolade, he makes sure to rub it in their face. On Sunday, that is exactly what he did as the artist was able to reach&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/50-cent-responds-to-usher-playing-in-da-club-during-his-sons-birth-coolest-shit-ever-news.148280.html" target="_blank">1.5 billion YouTube views for his song "In Da Club."</a> Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ"In Da Club" is one of the greatest anthems of the early 2000s and to this day, it is still considered one of hip-hop's best hits. The song has amassed 1.5 billion views in 13 years, which is impressive considering the song is actually 19 years old. With the achievement in mind, Fif got spicy on Instagram, saying "Still no best new artist. I&nbsp;don&rsquo;t know why people always want to cheat me man. They are counting from 2009, that song came out in 2003.&nbsp;Damn it Man." The legendary MC seems to be doing just without the Grammy support, so at least he can find solace in that. Besides, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/50-cent-continues-trolling-madonna-compares-her-look-to-aliens-news.153050.html" target="_blank">50 Cent is the king of petty</a>, so his commentary on the subject shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Let us know what you think of this achievement, in the comments below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/50-cent-goes-off-on-grammys-after-in-da-club-hits-massive-milestone-news.154540.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/50-cent-goes-off-on-grammys-after-in-da-club-hits-massive-milestone-news.154540.html</a>249130article, 50 Cent Goes Off On Grammy's After "In Da Club" Hits Massive Milestoneblogs/7-2022/249130-50-cent-goes-off-gr-s.jpg1Boosie Badazz Upset With Amusement Park After Disappointing Toy Prizehttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/boosie-badazz-upset-with-amusement-park-after-disappointing-toy-prize-nfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-boosie-badazz-upset-with-amusement-park-after-disappointing/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-boosie-badazz-upset-with-amusement-park-after-disappointing/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 12:00 GMT Boosie Badazz says he's "mad at California" after winning a disappointing toy reward for a basketball hoop carnival game in&nbsp;Santa Monica Bay. Boosie showed off the silver whale toy in a video posted on his Instagram page, Sunday. &ldquo;Look at what I get. Three shots, look what I get,&rdquo; Boosie complained in the clip. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m mad at California. I&rsquo;m mad at Santa Monica Bay. I&rsquo;ve been shooting out here on these fucked-up ass rims. You know it&rsquo;s already hard to shoot on. And this is what I get. Three shots. This is what I get.&rdquo; "I tried #lailajean [in] Atl I would a got a Jersey r a big bear," he added in the caption. Bryan Bedder / Getty ImagesCompeting for prizes at the carnival games wasn't the only fun Boose had in Santa Monica Bay. The rapper also shared a video of himself riding a&nbsp;rollercoaster while yelling, &ldquo;Grand Theft Auto, real life.&rdquo; Boosie's amusement park trip comes ahead of his&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CfeseDjPU_W/" target="_blank">Boosie BadAzz ATL Weekend</a> 2022 event, which&nbsp;will be held in Atlanta from July 8 through 10. The event will feature a&nbsp;skate party, adult prom, pool party, and more. As for music, Boose released his latest <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/boosie-badazz-drops-heartfelt-project-ft-trouble-new-mixtape.122427.html" target="_blank">studio album,&nbsp;Heartfelt</a>, back in February. The project featured a collaboration with the late rapper, Trouble. Check out Boosie's Instagram videos below. [<a href="https://www.xxlmag.com/boosie-badazz-small-toy-prize-amusement-park-game/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/boosie-badazz-upset-with-amusement-park-after-disappointing-toy-prize-news.154541.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/boosie-badazz-upset-with-amusement-park-after-disappointing-toy-prize-news.154541.html</a>249131article, Boosie Badazz Upset With Amusement Park After Disappointing Toy Prizeblogs/7-2022/249131-boosie-badazz-upset-s.jpg1DJ Drama Recalls Lil Wayne Declaring Himself The "Best Rapper Alive"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-drama-recalls-lil-wayne-declaring-himself-the-best-rapper-alive-newsfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-dj-drama-recalls-lil-wayne-declaring-himself-best-rapper/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-dj-drama-recalls-lil-wayne-declaring-himself-best-rapper/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 10:44 GMT DJ Drama reflected on working with Lil Wayne for his&nbsp;&ldquo;I&rsquo;m the Best Rapper Alive&rdquo; <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-wayne-dedication-2-mixtape.94905.html" target="_blank">skit from Dedication 2</a>, during an interview with HipHopDX on the&nbsp;red carpet of the 2022 BET Awards in Los Angeles, last month. Drama says that he helped Wayne write the script for the track. &ldquo;At the time, that was coming off of Hov saying, hands down, he was the greatest. Here comes Tunechi stakin&rsquo; the claim and putting the crown on him,&rdquo; Drama told the outlet. &ldquo;I actually wrote the script out for him to have that conversation. He dedicated that to me when he discussed that. That was me almost doing an interview on the tape for him to get into that mode to say how he felt about being the best rapper alive.&rdquo; Paras Griffin / Getty ImagesOn the track, Wayne states: &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;m better than anybody personally, I don&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;m better than anybody spiritually &hellip; but as far as this rap thing, I think I am better than everybody. I&rsquo;m a competitor. I hope everybody else feels the same way about their craft.&rdquo; The project was a part of Drama's iconic&nbsp;Gangsta Grillz&nbsp;series and Wayne's&nbsp;fifth mixtape overall. While it only reached as high as&nbsp;69 on the&nbsp;Billboard&nbsp;R&amp;B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,&nbsp;Dedication 2 was regarded as one of the few hip-hop mixtapes to be both financially successful and critically acclaimed from the time. It was featured on many outlets' year-end top ten lists. Drama also named his favorite Wayne verse, citing&nbsp;&ldquo;Cannon&rdquo; on Drama&rsquo;s 2007 project Gangsta Grillz: The Album. Check out Wayne's "I'm The Best Rapper Alive" below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71469/title.dj-drama-favorite-lil-wayne-verse" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-drama-recalls-lil-wayne-declaring-himself-the-best-rapper-alive-news.154537.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/dj-drama-recalls-lil-wayne-declaring-himself-the-best-rapper-alive-news.154537.html</a>249102article, DJ Drama Recalls Lil Wayne Declaring Himself The "Best Rapper Alive"blogs/7-2022/249102-dj-drama-recalls-li-s.jpg1Air Jordan 1 High OG "Chenille" Officially Revealed: Photoshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-high-og-chenille-officially-revealed-photos-news.154539.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-1-high-og-chenille-officially-revealed-photos/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-air-jordan-1-high-og-chenille-officially-revealed-photos/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 10:32 GMT Over the decades, Jordan Brand has done plenty of <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-high-og-bleached-coral-coming-soon-photos-news.153827.html" target="_blank">interesting things to the Air Jordan 1 High OG</a>. They are always trying to make this shoe more modern, and in some instances, they actually want to make it look older.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-high-og-chenille-coming-soon-best-look-yet-news.145707.html" target="_blank">With the Air Jordan 1 High OG "Chenille,"</a> it appears as though unique materials are the name of the game here. In the official images down below, it becomes apparent that this "Chenille" color scheme is pretty simple. The base of the shoe is white all while varsity red is black on the overlays. What's cool about this shoe is the Nike swoosh is made out of a fluffy suede, hence the name "Chenille." The swoosh is also red, which brings the entire theme of the shoe together into what could potentially be the best AJ1 release of 2022. For now, this sneaker does not have a release date, so stay tuned to HNHH as we will be sure to bring you all of the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world. In the meantime, let us know what you think of this brand new Air Jordan 1 High OG, in the comments section down below. Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://images.solecollector.com/images/fl_lossy,q_auto/c_crop,h_1151,w_1942,x_33,y_476/o5eujmxtnito0fhy7a9h/air-jordan-1-high-og-womens-chenille-red-dj4891-061-lateral" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://images.solecollector.com/images/fl_lossy,q_auto/c_crop,h_1840,w_1532,x_223,y_82/idpp9yll4p5j9lfnqm2x/air-jordan-1-high-og-womens-chenille-red-dj4891-061-top" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://images.solecollector.com/images/fl_lossy,q_auto/c_crop,h_1205,w_1703,x_124,y_440/r5cxayrzulf6lnvqqtep/air-jordan-1-high-og-womens-chenille-red-dj4891-061-heel" title="" /></div> Image via Nike<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image4"><img id="bvimg4" src="https://images.solecollector.com/images/fl_lossy,q_auto/c_crop,h_954,w_1863,x_69,y_748/ik3elq2jn27hkuyliaza/air-jordan-1-high-og-womens-chenille-red-dj4891-061-outsole" title="" /></div> Image via Nike via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-high-og-chenille-officially-revealed-photos-news.154539.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/air-jordan-1-high-og-chenille-officially-revealed-photos-news.154539.html</a>249103article, Air Jordan 1 High OG "Chenille" Officially Revealed: Photosblogs/7-2022/249103-air-jordan-1-high-o-s.jpg1Kyrie Irving Reacts To Kendrick Lamar's Shot At Him On "Savior"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-reacts-to-kendrick-lamars-shot-at-him-on-savior-news.15453features/blogs/itstheboombap-kyrie-irving-reacts-kendrick-lamars-shot-him-savior/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kyrie-irving-reacts-kendrick-lamars-shot-him-savior/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 10:15 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lakers-and-nets-actively-engaged-in-kyrie-irving-russell-westbrook-trade-report-news.154479.html" target="_blank">Kyrie Irving is one of the more interesting people</a>&nbsp;in the NBA today. While some find his antics exhausting, he is certainly someone who marches to the beat of his own drum. Last year, Kyrie was in the news due to his stance on the vaccine against COVID-19. Kyrie refused to get his shots and as a result, he wasn't able to play any games for the Brooklyn Nets. His vaccine stance eventually caught the eye of Kendrick Lamar, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kendrick-lamar-calls-out-kyrie-irving-for-anti-vaxx-rhetoric-on-savior-news.151903.html" target="_blank">who rapped about it on the song "Savior" which is a cut off of&nbsp;Mr. Morale &amp; The Big Steppers.</a>&nbsp;&ldquo;Seen a Christian say the vaccine mark of the beast/Then he caught COVID and prayed to Pfizer for relief/Then I caught COVID and started to question Kyrie/Will I stay organic or hurt in this bed for two weeks?" Kendrick rapped on the song. At the time, fans had strong opinions about this line, especially given the fact that Kendrick was bringing religion into it. As it turns out, Kyrie didn't care too much about the subtle jab as he addressed it while on the red carpet for the BET Awards. While being approached by Hip Hop DX, Kyrie simply said "That&rsquo;s art, man. It makes a good conversation.&rdquo;&nbsp; Kyrie has always presented himself as a carefree individual, so it should come as no surprise that he taking this stance. At the end of the day, he's back to playing NBA games and while he won't be a Net for much longer, he is still getting what he ultimately wants. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71468/title.kyrie-irving-responds-to-kendrick-lamar-savior-lyrics-covid-19-vaccine" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-reacts-to-kendrick-lamars-shot-at-him-on-savior-news.154536.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-reacts-to-kendrick-lamars-shot-at-him-on-savior-news.154536.html</a>249104article, Kyrie Irving Reacts To Kendrick Lamar's Shot At Him On "Savior"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Slim Thug Recalls Learning That Lupe Fiasco's "Hip Hop Saved My Life" Was About Himhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/slim-thug-recalls-learning-that-lupe-fiascos-hip-hop-saved-my-life-was-features/blogs/itstheboombap-slim-thug-recalls-learning-that-lupe-fiascos-hip-hop-saved-m/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-slim-thug-recalls-learning-that-lupe-fiascos-hip-hop-saved-m/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 10:08 GMT Slim Thug says that&nbsp;being the inspiration for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lupe-fiasco-debuts-hip-hop-saved-my-life-pt-2-at-dallas-show-news.39210.html" target="_blank">Lupe Fiasco&rsquo;s "Hip Hop Saved My Life"</a> was "a dope moment" for him and reflected on linking up with Fiasco during an interview with HipHopDx on the red carpet at the 2022 BET Awards in Los Angeles, last month. &ldquo;It was crazy to hear that it was about me, inspired by me,&rdquo; he told the outlet. &ldquo;It was amazing. It was a dope moment in Hip-Hop for me. He shot the video in Houston and I pulled up. So it was a real dope experience, man.&rdquo; Paras Griffin / Getty Images"Hip Hop Saved My Life" was featured on <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lupe-fiascos-the-coolest-was-a-lyrical-masterclass-new-song.1977028.html" target="_blank">Fiasco's&nbsp;2007 album, Lupe Fiasco&rsquo;s The Cool</a>. On the track, Fiasco raps about&nbsp;an underground rap artist's struggle to find commercial success. The track&nbsp;features vocals from Nikki Jean. &ldquo;It is based on Slim Thug,&rdquo; Lupe confirmed in&nbsp;an interview with MTV in 2008. &ldquo;I was with him when we shot the video, and he was like, &lsquo;Yo, is this song about me?&rsquo; I didn&rsquo;t know at the time, but there was a situation in Houston where they were trying to figure out who the song was about. Was it about Slim Thug? Was it about Chamillionaire? And it was about Slim Thug, but [then] I dedicated the song to Bun. He continued: &ldquo;I called him up and said, &lsquo;Yo, Bun, I&rsquo;ve got a song for you, check it out,&rsquo; and he was the first person to hear it. I sent it to him and he was like, &lsquo;Yo, it&rsquo;s all good.&rsquo;&rdquo; Check out the video for "Hip Hop Saved My Life" below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71467/title.slim-thug-lupe-fiasco-hip-hop-saved-my-life-interview" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/slim-thug-recalls-learning-that-lupe-fiascos-hip-hop-saved-my-life-was-about-him-news.154534.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/slim-thug-recalls-learning-that-lupe-fiascos-hip-hop-saved-my-life-was-about-him-news.154534.html</a>249105article, Slim Thug Recalls Learning That Lupe Fiasco's "Hip Hop Saved My Life" Was About Himblogs/7-2022/249105-slim-thug-recalls-l-s.jpg1James Harden, Joel Embiid & More Party With Meek Mill In The Hamptonshttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/james-harden-joel-embiid-and-more-party-with-meek-mill-in-the-hamptons-features/blogs/itstheboombap-james-harden-joel-embiid-more-party-with-meek-mill-ha/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-james-harden-joel-embiid-more-party-with-meek-mill-ha/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 09:57 GMT Michael Rubin might be selling his share of the Philadelphia 76ers, but that doesn't mean he's done partying with the guys on the team. Over the weekend,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/michael-rubin-welcomes-jay-z-lil-baby-meek-mill-and-more-to-massive-july-4th-party-news.135168.html" target="_blank">Rubin hosted a 4th of July party in which every guest</a> was to wear a white outfit. There were tons of big names invited to this party, including big-name Sixers stars like James Harden, Joel Embiid, and even PJ Tucker who just signed a three-year deal with the franchise.&nbsp; As you can see in the video down below, these three stars were all seen partying it up alongside Meek Mill, who is easily one of the most famous names associated with the Sixers franchise. The players were all having a wonderful time, and there was certainly a lot of alcohol flowing throughout the festivities.&nbsp; In addition to these big stars, <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-lil-baby-turn-up-at-michael-rubins-4th-of-july-party-watch-news.154532.html" target="_blank">Lil Baby and Drake were also in attendance</a>. As you can see in the video down below, Drake and Baby turned the party up to 11 as they performed in the middle of the floor. It was quite the scene and we're sure Harden and Embiid were just as impressed with them as they were with Meek. Rubin sure knows how to put on a party, and when you have as much money as he does, it definitely makes it easier. Either way, it seemed like an amazing time, and that is all that really matters. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/james-harden-joel-embiid-and-more-party-with-meek-mill-in-the-hamptons-news.154535.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/james-harden-joel-embiid-and-more-party-with-meek-mill-in-the-hamptons-news.154535.html</a>249097article, James Harden Joel Embiid & More Party With Meek Mill In The Hamptonsbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Method Man Apologizes To Destiny's Child Over 2001 Incident During Janet Jackson's "MTV Icon" Speciahttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/method-man-apologizes-to-destinys-child-over-2001-incident-during-janetfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-method-man-apologizes-destinys-child-over-2001-incident-d/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-method-man-apologizes-destinys-child-over-2001-incident-d/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 09:37 GMT Method Man apologized to the members of Destiny's Child for an incident that took place&nbsp;at Janet Jackson&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/the-mtv-movie-and-tv-awards-announce-2022-winners-news.153137.html" target="_blank">MTV Icon special</a> in 2001. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper recalled the disrespectful moment during a recent interview with&nbsp;Math Hoffa. He explained that the incident came at a time in his life when he had "low self-esteem" and it affected the way that he treated others. &ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t like myself so I didn&rsquo;t like anybody fucking else,&rdquo; he began. &ldquo;So that meant anything that would have come in my circumference at that point in time was gonna get it. My family went through a lot with my ass during that era, man. And I can admit that I did take a lot of my fucking misery out on them, and they did not deserve it. And I took some of my misery out on people at Def Jam that did not fucking deserve it.&rdquo; Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty ImagesMethod Man then revealed that he "had an episode with Beyonc&eacute;." He says that he met the singer as well as the rest of Destiny's Child through Jay-Z at the MOBO Awards in 1999, describing them all as "very nice, very cordial and all that." After they made a good impression on him as "some decent young ladies and shit," Method Man saw Destiny's Child at&nbsp;&nbsp;Janet Jackson&rsquo;s&nbsp;MTV Icon&nbsp;special in 2001 and wanted to say hello. &ldquo;Fast forward, now it&rsquo;s three members, they got the two new girls,&rdquo; he explained. &ldquo;We were at Janet Jackson&rsquo;s Icon and I remember I had just come off stage and where we were sitting, there were nothing but VIPs. We had NSYNC up here, Destiny&rsquo;s Child right there, Tommy Lee was over here, [Pamela Anderson]. And I see the girls, so I kinda moseyed out of my seat to go over and say &lsquo;What&rsquo;s up&rsquo; to them. Now, this is still me in my low self-esteem era. But I&rsquo;m thinking like, comfort zone here, I&rsquo;m gonna say &lsquo;What&rsquo;s up&rsquo; to the girls. I love them, I&rsquo;m just gonna say &lsquo;Hi.&rsquo; I go over to say &lsquo;Hi&rsquo; to them and when I said &lsquo;Hi,&rsquo; they didn&rsquo;t even turn around and acknowledge me.&rdquo; He continued: &ldquo;Now, my ass, in my head, with my low self-esteem is like, &lsquo;They just shitted on me.&rsquo; When in fact, they didn&rsquo;t even hear me. It was so loud in that muthafucka. That&rsquo;s the excuse that I&rsquo;m giving right now &ndash; they didn&rsquo;t even fucking hear me. Afterward, Rockwilder, he was gonna do the &lsquo;Bootylicious&rsquo; song for them. He comes over, he&rsquo;s talking to them, he&rsquo;s like, &lsquo;Oh, you know Red and Meth?&rsquo; And they put their hands out to shake, and I kept my hand here and was like, &lsquo;Go &lsquo;head with that Hollywood shit.'&rdquo; From there, he stated that the interaction still hurts him today and he regrets his behavior. &ldquo;To this day, that shit hurt my heart because neither Kelly, Beyonc&eacute; or Michelle ever did any-fucking-thing to me,&rdquo; he admitted. &ldquo;But me being so miserable and in that fucking moment, I felt like they wasn&rsquo;t treating me the way I should have been treated. Who am I to think that about these girls? They&rsquo;re here to promote themselves and break records and things of that nature. And it was not about me, it was about Janet-fucking-Jackson. And to this day, man, I don&rsquo;t think I&rsquo;ve ever apologized for that.&rdquo; He added: &ldquo;I apologize to Beyonc&eacute;, I apologize to Kelly Rowland and Michelle &ndash; y&rsquo;all did not deserve that, at all.&rdquo; Check out Method Man's discussion with Math Hoffa below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71462/title.method-man-apologizes-to-destinys-child-for-2001-incident" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/method-man-apologizes-to-destinys-child-over-2001-incident-during-janet-jackson-s-mtv-icon-special-news.154531.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/method-man-apologizes-to-destinys-child-over-2001-incident-during-janet-jackson-s-mtv-icon-special-news.154531.html</a>249098article, Method Man Apologizes To Destiny's Child Over 2001 Incident During Janet Jackson's "MTV Icoblogs/7-2022/249098-method-man-apologiz-s.jpg1Kyrie Irving Is Not Being Pursued Aggressively By Lakershttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-is-not-being-pursued-aggressively-by-lakers-news.154533.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kyrie-irving-is-not-being-pursued-aggressively-by-lakers/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kyrie-irving-is-not-being-pursued-aggressively-by-lakers/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 09:36 GMT Ever since it was revealed that <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-requests-trade-out-of-brooklyn-news.154374.html" target="_blank">Kevin Durant wants a trade from the Brooklyn Nets</a>, it has been a given that Kyrie won't be far behind him. At this point, the Nets can't justify keeping Kyrie around if KD isn't there to keep him level-headed. With that being said, the Nets are currently shopping Kyrie on the market, and the only team that makes sense right now is the Los Angeles Lakers. There is only one team looking to take on a $36 million rental,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lakers-preparing-kyrie-irving-and-kevin-durant-trade-package-news.154387.html" target="_blank">and that would be the purple and gold.</a> This is because they want to move Russell Westbrook, and Kyrie would be the perfect way to do so. As it stands, all of Lakers Twitter is waiting on this move to happen, and they are hoping it gets done this week. Al Bello/Getty ImagesAccording to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, fans should pump the brakes on a Kyrie move to the Lakers as the team isn't even pursuing it that hard. For now, the Lakers are taking a step back, presumably because they want to see where Kevin Durant ends up first. &ldquo;The Lakers have yet, I'm told, to be aggressive in trying to put a deal together to get him [Kyrie] from BKN. That may come, that may evolve with time. But so far right now, there's no traction really on deals with either Irving or Durant," Woj explained. This is not what Lakers fans want to hear right now, but it is the reality of the situation. It doesn't mean the Lakers won't get Kyrie, it just means it might take a bit longer for the Lakers to really get going with their trade offers. Stay tuned to HNHH for more updates from the NBA offseason. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-is-not-being-pursued-aggressively-by-lakers-news.154533.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kyrie-irving-is-not-being-pursued-aggressively-by-lakers-news.154533.html</a>249099article, Kyrie Irving Is Not Being Pursued Aggressively By Lakersblogs/7-2022/249099-kyrie-irving-is-not-s.jpg1Drake & Lil Baby Turn Up At Michael Rubin's 4th Of July Party: Watchhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-lil-baby-turn-up-at-michael-rubins-4th-of-july-party-watch-nefeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-drake-lil-baby-turn-up-michael-rubins-4th-july-party-w/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-drake-lil-baby-turn-up-michael-rubins-4th-july-party-w/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 09:21 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-reveals-lil-baby-is-recording-new-music-at-his-toronto-mansion-news.152646.html" target="_blank">Drake and Lil Baby have quickly become one of the most loved</a>&nbsp;duos in hip-hop. When these two get on a song together, you can be sure that it is going to be a hit, and at this point, they should probably do a collab album together. While this kind of project isn't in the works right now, Baby is <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lil-baby-considers-social-media-break-until-album-release-news.154236.html" target="_blank">still in the studio working on a solo album</a>, and we're sure Drake will be involved in at least some capacity. More recently though, the two got to link up at Michael Rubin's massive 4th of July party. Rubin is in the midst of selling his shares in the Philadelphia 76ers, however, he still invited Sixers players like Joel Embiid and James Harden to the party. Of course, Drake and Lil Baby were there to perform some tracks, and it turned out to be a huge blast for everyone involved. Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesIn the video posted by DJ Akademiks, you can see Baby and Drake in the middle of the crowd performing. This event had everyone dressed in white, and the two artists made sure to stay on theme. The crowd was loving every single second of it as people started to sing along to the lyrics all while dancing and cheering on the performance. It seemed like a great way to spend the 4th of July, especially&nbsp; with all of the other big names that were in attendance.&nbsp; With new Lil Baby music on the way, stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates from around the hip-hop world. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-lil-baby-turn-up-at-michael-rubins-4th-of-july-party-watch-news.154532.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-and-lil-baby-turn-up-at-michael-rubins-4th-of-july-party-watch-news.154532.html</a>249100article, Drake & Lil Baby Turn Up At Michael Rubin's 4th Of July Party: Watchblogs/7-2022/249100-drake-lil-baby-turn-s.jpg1Canelo Alvarez Rips GGG For Being An "A**hole"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/canelo-alvarez-rips-ggg-for-being-an-a-hole-news.154530.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-canelo-alvarez-rips-ggg-being-ahole/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-canelo-alvarez-rips-ggg-being-ahole/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 09:06 GMT Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will be <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/canelo-alvarez-vs-gennadiy-golovkin-trilogy-fight-date-revealed-news.152487.html" target="_blank">fighting against each other on September 17th in what will be the third fight in their historic rivalry</a>. As many boxing fans know, the first match between these two was a draw, while the second match ended being a victory for Alvarez. Since that time, these two fighters have continued their successful careers, and now, they are back to settle the score, once and for all. Leading up this fight, Golovkin has been talking a lot about Canelo and not necessarily in the best light. It is very clear that these two do not like each other very much, and moving forward, Canelo is ready to lay down the beats. During an interview with TMZ, Canelo made it clear that his goal is to punish GGG in every way possible. Dustin Satloff/Getty Images"He's a f***ing a**hole," Canelo said. "He's not honest. He pretends to be a good person and be different but he's not. [...] He talks a lot of s*** about me. He'll say, 'I respect him, his career.' And, other part, 'He's an embarrassing boxer, he's embarrassing for Mexican boxing.' I hate that motherf***er because of that." Alvarez went on to say that he hopes it is a very short fight in which he comes out on top with a knockout. Fans are expecting a strong finish from Alvarez and since he's expected to win, there is definitely some pressure to perform. Let us know who you think is going to come out on top, in the comments section down below. [<a href="https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/04/canelo-alvarez-calls-ggg-an-a-hole-who-talks-too-much-guarantees-ko/" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/canelo-alvarez-rips-ggg-for-being-an-a-hole-news.154530.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/canelo-alvarez-rips-ggg-for-being-an-a-hole-news.154530.html</a>249094article, Canelo Alvarez Rips GGG For Being An "A**hole"blogs/7-2022/249094-canelo-alvarez-rips-s.jpg1Big Sean On Jhen Aiko Pregnancy: "Can't Wait To Be A Dad"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/big-sean-on-jhen-aiko-pregnancy-cant-wait-to-be-a-dad-news.154529.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-big-sean-jhen-aiko-pregnancy-cant-wait-be-dad/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-big-sean-jhen-aiko-pregnancy-cant-wait-be-dad/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 08:59 GMT Big Sean reacted to the news that&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jhen-aiko-and-big-sean-confirm-pregnancy-rumours-as-they-debut-baby-bump-news.154489.html" target="_blank">his partner, Jhen&eacute; Aiko, is pregnant</a> by writing on his Instagram Story that he "can't wait to be a dad," on Sunday. The news became public when&nbsp;photos of the pregnant Aiko and Sean walking around Beverly Hills, California surfaced. &ldquo;Whole new motivation foreal!&rdquo; he wrote. &ldquo;Very grateful God continues to bless us, Thank You. Can&rsquo;t wait to be a Dad.&rdquo; A representative for Aiko told People, "The couple is overjoyed and looks forward to this next chapter." Christopher Polk / Getty ImagesRumors of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jhen-aiko-and-big-sean-expecting-their-first-child-together-report-news.153710.html" target="_blank">Aiko's pregnancy</a> first surfaced, last month, when a user on Twitter claimed to have run into the singer at Whole Foods and noticed her baby bump. "I [just] saw Jhen&eacute; Aiko and Big Sean at Whole Foods and she's very pregnant. [I know that's right] Sean," the user wrote at the time. Sean and Aiko began dating back in&nbsp;2016 and were on and off for a number of years. As a duo,&nbsp;Twenty88, they've released one full-length project together and reportedly have another on the way. On the 2020 song, "Deep Reverence", Sean revealed that Jhen&eacute; Aiko had a miscarriage with him. "Should be a billionaire based on the time off I&rsquo;m not takin&rsquo;/Probably why this shit with me get crazy and we lost a baby," he rapped. Sean later confirmed that the reference was true during an interview on&nbsp;Sway in the Morning. Check out Big Sean's Instagram post below, as well as the picture of the couple in Beverly Hills. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71464/title.big-sean-celebrates-jhene-aiko-pregnancy-cant-wait-to-be-a-dad" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/big-sean-on-jhen-aiko-pregnancy-cant-wait-to-be-a-dad-news.154529.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/big-sean-on-jhen-aiko-pregnancy-cant-wait-to-be-a-dad-news.154529.html</a>249095article, Big Sean On Jhen Aiko Pregnancy: "Can't Wait To Be A Dad"blogs/7-2022/249095-big-sean-jhen-aiko-s.jpg1BIA Reflects On J. Cole's "London" Collaboration: "Such An Honor"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bia-reflects-on-j-coles-london-collaboration-such-an-honor-news.154528.features/blogs/itstheboombap-bia-reflects-j-coles-london-collaboration-such-honor/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-bia-reflects-j-coles-london-collaboration-such-honor/#commentsMon, 4 Jul 2022 08:28 GMT BIA reflected on collaborating with J. Cole for her&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bia-recruits-j-cole-for-london-new-song.1994419.html" target="_blank">new single, "London,"</a> while walking the red carpet at the 2022 BET Awards, last month. Speaking with HipHopDX, she admitted that she "lost it" when she heard his verse. &ldquo;I lost it because, Cole, really every single bar is so crazy. Crazier than the last one,&rdquo; she told the outlet. &ldquo;First of all, who rhymes that good? In an accent? I thought I was going to be the only one doing the accent, but he did the accent. So, he killed it. It was such an honor to have him on the song.&rdquo; Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images"London" was released back in April and peaked at number&nbsp;62 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is her first release since&nbsp;her second EP,&nbsp;For Certain, dropped&nbsp;in December 2020. The project featured collaborations with&nbsp;Lil Jon, Doe Boy, and 42 Dugg. A deluxe version of the tape added the&nbsp;"Whole Lotta Money (Remix)" featuring Nicki Minaj. On Saturday,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/j-cole-taps-bia-to-join-him-onstage-at-wireless-festival-for-london-watch-news.154500.html" target="_blank">Cole brought out BIA</a> at the 2022 Wireless Festival where they performed their popular collaboration. &ldquo;LONDON I LOVE U AND UR ENERGY THANK U SO MUCH,&rdquo; BIA tweeted afterward. &ldquo;I cried a lil when I got off stage yesterday bc sometimes this shit is really unbelievable. How far we came, how hard we worked. All the blood sweat and tears. Y&rsquo;all have no idea how grateful I am for your love and support.&rdquo; Check out "London" below. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71465/title.bia-j-cole-london-verse-reaction" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bia-reflects-on-j-coles-london-collaboration-such-an-honor-news.154528.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/bia-reflects-on-j-coles-london-collaboration-such-an-honor-news.154528.html</a>249096article, BIA Reflects On J. Cole's "London" Collaboration: "Such An Honor"blogs/7-2022/249096-bia-reflects-j-cole-s.jpg1Killer Mike Teams Up With Young Thug & Dave Chappelle For New Single, "Run"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-teams-up-with-young-thug-and-dave-chappelle-for-new-single-features/blogs/itstheboombap-killer-mike-teams-up-with-young-thug-dave-chappelle-new/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-killer-mike-teams-up-with-young-thug-dave-chappelle-new/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 23:49 GMT Killer Mike shared his first solo song in nearly a decade on Monday titled, "Run." The track sees him collaborating with Young Thug and No I.D., while comedian Dave Chappelle provides an introduction. In a video for the song directed by&nbsp;Adrian Villagomez, Mike raps from a war zone as&nbsp;Black soldiers run across a battlefield after Chappelle compares being Black in America to storming the beaches of Normandy in World War II. A flag reading&nbsp;&ldquo;Free Thug&rdquo; can be seen in the video. The feature for Young Thug comes while the rapper is still jailed for&nbsp;participation in street gang activity and conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The arrest was part of the massive <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ysl-indictment-lists-lyrics-from-take-it-to-trial-ski-and-slatty-as-evidence-news.152540.html" target="_blank">56-count indictment against YSL</a>. Mike spoke about the arrests during an interview with ABC&rsquo;s&nbsp;Good Morning America, last month, calling for Thug's freedom. &ldquo;Hip-hop is not respected as an art because Black people in this country are not recognized as full human beings,&rdquo; he said at the time. &ldquo;If we allow the courts to prosecute these men based on characters they created and stories of pretend that they tell in rhyme, then next, they'll be at your door.&rdquo; Check out Mike's new track, "Run," below. <strong>Quotable Lyrics:</strong> Movin' like my n***a N.O.R.E., eatin' on the run Still an underground king and that's word to Bun Locked in like Rice Street without a bond I was playin' with the powder way before LeBron via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-teams-up-with-young-thug-and-dave-chappelle-for-new-single-run-new-song.1994910.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-teams-up-with-young-thug-and-dave-chappelle-for-new-single-run-new-song.1994910.html</a>249092song, Killer Mike Teams Up With Young Thug & Dave Chappelle For New Single "Run"bvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Westside Gunn Says His New Project Is Dropping On Fridayhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-says-his-new-project-is-dropping-on-friday-news.154527.htfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-westside-gunn-says-his-new-project-is-dropping-friday/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-westside-gunn-says-his-new-project-is-dropping-friday/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 23:33 GMT Westside Gunn says that he's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-says-hes-a-rap-goat-and-hes-only-getting-better-news.148573.html" target="_blank">dropping a new project</a> on Friday and won't be spending much time mixing the music because he wants to "keep that shit grimey." Gunn announced the release date for the tape in an Instagram post on Sunday night. "I&rsquo;m back in the states and the homies pulled right up on me, now the tape is complete!!!!! Idgaf about the mix or the master I wanna keep that shit grimey af, so I&rsquo;m dropping this Fri fuck it," he captioned the post. "This not the Album this a ART piece before MICHELLE RECORDS @esteenack @cvv.vino and ain&rsquo;t shit fuckin wit it&hellip; made in 48hrs." Bennett Raglin / Getty ImagesGunn had previously announced that he'd be working on his album, Peace Fly God, as soon as he arrived back in the United States while on a trip to Paris. "PEACE 'FLY' GOD droppin I promise u I&rsquo;m just fuckin Paris up and I haven&rsquo;t had time to mix and master in the states yet but I&rsquo;m a drop this song in the next few days to hold y&rsquo;all over," he wrote in a post, last month. The new work will be Gunn's first project <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-confirms-hitler-wears-hermes-8-drops-tonight-news.138156.html" target="_blank">since 2021's Hitler Wears Hermes 8</a>. That project featured collaborations with&nbsp;Mach-Hommy, Jadakiss, Boldy James, Lil Wayne, and more. Check out Gunn's announcement on Instagram below and be on the lookout for new music from the Griselda rapper on Friday. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-says-his-new-project-is-dropping-on-friday-news.154527.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/westside-gunn-says-his-new-project-is-dropping-on-friday-news.154527.html</a>249093article, Westside Gunn Says His New Project Is Dropping On Fridayblogs/7-2022/249093-westside-gunn-says-s.jpg1Kate Bush Earns $2.3 Million In Streaming Royalties After "Stranger Things 4"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kate-bush-earns-s23-million-in-streaming-royalties-after-stranger-thingfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-kate-bush-earns-23-million-streaming-royalties-after-stra/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-kate-bush-earns-23-million-streaming-royalties-after-stra/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 23:17 GMT Streaming numbers for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kate-bush-reacts-to-impact-of-stranger-things-on-popularity-of-running-up-that-hill-news.153136.html" target="_blank">Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill"</a> have seen a massive spike since the release of the latest season of Stranger Things, and CBS News reports that the legendary artist has made&nbsp;$2.3 million in royalties from streams alone. The outlet cited data from Luminate,&nbsp;which was formerly known as Nielsen Soundscan. "While we've seen a notable increase in catalogue music streams in recent years &mdash; with an annual 20% growth alone in 2021&mdash; the Kate Bush story has taken the phenomenon to a new level," said Rob Jonas, the CEO of Luminate, in a statement to CBS MoneyWatch. Chas Sime / Getty Images"Running Up That Hill" was first released back in 1985 on Bush's album,&nbsp;Hounds of Love, and saw immediate chart success.&nbsp; As for <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/everything-we-know-about-stranger-things-season-5-news.154502.html" target="_blank">its use in Stranger Things</a>, the song has become a key plot point throughout the fourth season. Bush has shared multiple&nbsp;blog posts commenting on the song's use and resurgence in popularity.&nbsp; On Friday, she reflected on the conclusion of the fourth season and the attention she's received in recent months. "I'd only seen the scenes that directly involved the use of the track and so I didn&rsquo;t know how the story would evolve or build," she wrote. "I was so delighted that the Duffer Brothers wanted to use RUTH for Max&rsquo;s totem but now having seen the whole of this last series, I feel deeply honoured that the song was chosen to become a part of their roller coaster journey. I can&rsquo;t imagine the amount of hard work that&rsquo;s gone into making something on this scale. I am in awe. They&rsquo;ve made something really spectacular." Check out&nbsp;"Running Up That Hill" below. [<a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/heres-much-kate-bush-made-151300823.html" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kate-bush-earns-s23-million-in-streaming-royalties-after-stranger-things-4-news.154526.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kate-bush-earns-s23-million-in-streaming-royalties-after-stranger-things-4-news.154526.html</a>249088article, Kate Bush Earns $2.3 Million In Streaming Royalties After "Stranger Things 4"blogs/7-2022/249088-kate-bush-earns-23-s.jpg1Wyclef Jean Discusses Fugees Reunion Tour: "We The Hip Hop Grateful Dead"https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/wyclef-jean-discusses-fugees-reunion-tour-we-the-hip-hop-grateful-dead-features/blogs/itstheboombap-wyclef-jean-discusses-fugees-reunion-tour-we-hip-hop-gra/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-wyclef-jean-discusses-fugees-reunion-tour-we-hip-hop-gra/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 22:23 GMT Wyclef Jean says that the highly anticipated Fugees reunion tour, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is still happening and he's "very excited" for it to be rescheduled. Ahead of his performance&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/wyclef-jean-taps-lauryn-hill-to-perform-fugees-hits-and-plays-the-guitar-with-his-tongue-at-essence--news.154466.html" target="_blank">with Lauryn Hill at&nbsp;Essence Festival</a> in New Orleans over the weekend, he compared the group to The Grateful Dead. &ldquo;All I could do is tell you that with the Fugees, I&rsquo;m very excited and I look forward to it getting rescheduled,&rdquo; he told HipHopDX. &ldquo;I look forward. As a fan of the Fugees, I&rsquo;m very excited. All I could do is just tell all the fans, do not lose hope, because y&rsquo;all know we the Hip Hop Grateful Dead. We going to get this thing cracking [laughs].&rdquo; Neilson Barnard / Getty ImagesWyclef also discussed his next solo album, 2097, from which a single will be released very soon. The project will be Wyclef's first full-length&nbsp;album since 2019&rsquo;s Wyclef Goes Back to School Volume 1. &ldquo;The new album is going to be called 2097, and in the next couple of weeks, we&rsquo;ll be putting out the first single from 2097, which will lead into a body work lead-in to The Carnival,&rdquo; he told the outlet. &ldquo;I need y&rsquo;all to go back with me. Go to &lsquo;AfriCali.&rsquo; I need y&rsquo;all to Google, go back to 1990." He added: &ldquo;All I can do is tell you I was very inspired and y&rsquo;all know my music is all about the journey. So, get ready, because we got 2097. Prince had &lsquo;1999,&rsquo; right? We have 2097.&rdquo; During his performance with Hill for&nbsp;Essence Festival, Wyclef showed off at one point by using his tongue to play guitar rather than his fingers. [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71452/title.wyclef-jean-on-fugees-reunion-tour-we-the-hip-hop-grateful-dead-we-gonna-get-this-thing-cracking" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/wyclef-jean-discusses-fugees-reunion-tour-we-the-hip-hop-grateful-dead-news.154525.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/wyclef-jean-discusses-fugees-reunion-tour-we-the-hip-hop-grateful-dead-news.154525.html</a>249089article, Wyclef Jean Discusses Fugees Reunion Tour: "We The Hip Hop Grateful Dead"blogs/7-2022/249089-wyclef-jean-discuss-s.jpg1Taylor Swift's Alleged Stalker Arrested In New York Cityhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/taylor-swifts-alleged-stalker-arrested-in-new-york-city-news.154523.htmfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-taylor-swifts-alleged-stalker-arrested-new-york-city/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-taylor-swifts-alleged-stalker-arrested-new-york-city/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 21:10 GMT Joshua Christian, the man&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ariana-grandes-stalker-breaks-into-her-home-report-news.154290.html" target="_blank">suspected of&nbsp;stalking Taylor Swift</a> outside of her building in New York City last month, has been arrested. The&nbsp;NYPD says the man threatened to do harm to the singer, according to TMZ. Christian had shown up at Swift's Manhattan home around 10:47 AM on June 12 where he had buzzed her apartment number and&nbsp;threatened to hurt her if she wouldn't be with him.&nbsp;TMZ reports that conflicting sources say the man only was able to get through to the building's security, who called the police. <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/03/GettyImages-1048437850.jpg" title="" /></div> Emma McIntyre / Getty ImagesA prosecutor at his arraignment on Saturday claimed that Christian &ldquo;has not only repeatedly shown up to Ms. Swift&rsquo;s home here in New York but has traveled to her home in Tennessee as well." The New York Post spoke with Christian's Brooklyn neighbor,&nbsp;nursing student Andrea Means, who said that he creeped her out. &ldquo;He would say, &lsquo;Hi,&rsquo; to my daughter, and he would be bugging out,&rdquo; Means told the outlet. &ldquo;He would see my daughter and say, &lsquo;Oh, she is so beautiful.&rsquo; That creeped me out a bit.&rdquo; &ldquo;He wasn&rsquo;t scary but I haven&rsquo;t seen him in a while,&rdquo; she added. At Saturday's arraignment, Christian reportedly claimed to be a "Christian scientist" and remarked, &ldquo;This is the worst miscarriage of justice since the crucifixion of Christ Jesus." "I am representing myself," he added. Christian is scheduled to appear again in court on August 15.&nbsp; [<a href="https://www.complex.com/music/taylor-swift-alleged-stalker-arrested-new-york-city" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/taylor-swifts-alleged-stalker-arrested-in-new-york-city-news.154523.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/taylor-swifts-alleged-stalker-arrested-in-new-york-city-news.154523.html</a>249086article, Taylor Swift's Alleged Stalker Arrested In New York Citybvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1Warriors Interested In Trading For Kevin Durant: Reporthttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/warriors-interested-in-trading-for-kevin-durant-report-news.154522.htmlfeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-warriors-interested-trading-kevin-durant-report/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-warriors-interested-trading-kevin-durant-report/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 20:24 GMT The Golden State&nbsp;Warriors are reportedly among the teams interested in <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kevin-durant-speaks-out-amid-nets-trade-rumors-news.154477.html" target="_blank">trading for Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant</a>, who recently requested a trade from the organization. The news comes as a surprise to many, as Durant has had an infamously rocky relationship with the team since he left in 2019. The report comes from&nbsp;Andscape's Marc J. Spears who wrote on Twitter, Sunday: "It&rsquo;s no surprise to me that Warriors have interest in Kevin Durant, according to sources. So does more more than half the league. It&rsquo;s KEVIN DURANT. You better make the call if you&rsquo;re an NBA GM. It&rsquo;s KEVIN DURANT." <div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://ssl.ulximg.com/public/userfiles/2022/07/03/GettyImages-964665440%20%281%29.jpg" title="" /></div> Ezra Shaw / Getty ImagesAs for who the Warriors could be willing the give up, Spears added that Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Andrew Wiggins, and James Wiseman may all be on the table. Spears spoke about how he could see the trade going down&nbsp;ESPN Radio. "The one team I&rsquo;m telling you guys to keep an eye on is the Golden State Warriors," Spears said. "Golden State could have the best package for both parties. Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, All-Star Andrew Wiggins, the former No. 2 pick James Wiseman. What the Nets want is a young All-Star and want perhaps a future All-Star. They&rsquo;re all under 30. They also want picks, maybe the ability to swap picks. But if you can get those four players, if I&rsquo;m the Nets, I&rsquo;m very, very happy." ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Durant's preferred destinations include the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat. Durant originally played with the Warriors from&nbsp;2016&ndash;2019. He won championships with the team in&nbsp;2017 and 2018, but has failed to lead to the Nets to postseason success in his years since leaving Golden State. [<a href="https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/warriors/nba-rumors-warriors-have-interest-kevin-durant-trade-nets" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/warriors-interested-in-trading-for-kevin-durant-report-news.154522.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/warriors-interested-in-trading-for-kevin-durant-report-news.154522.html</a>249087article, Warriors Interested In Trading For Kevin Durant: Reportbvc/187/40384-wrbb-return-boombap.jpg1"Minions: The Rise of Gru" Sets Box Office Record With $127.9 Million Openinghttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/minions-the-rise-of-gru-sets-box-office-record-with-s1279-million-openifeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-minions-rise-gru-sets-box-office-record-with-1279-mil/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-minions-rise-gru-sets-box-office-record-with-1279-mil/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 20:02 GMT <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/her-covers-dance-to-the-music-for-new-minions-the-rise-of-gru-movie-new-song.1994859.html" target="_blank">Minions: The Rise of Gru</a>&nbsp;is expected to set a new record at the box office for being the highest-selling film for any&nbsp;Independence Day weekend opening in history. After being released to theaters on Friday, the film is projected to bring in $127.9 million, beating out the previous record-holder, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which earned&nbsp;$115.9 million in 2011. &ldquo;This is a sensational opening,&rdquo; said David A. Gross of the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research. &ldquo;Family animation, more than any other genre, has struggled to find its footing during the pandemic. This weekend, &lsquo;Minions&rsquo; is breaking through and big animation is back in business.&rdquo; Joe Maher / Getty ImagesWorldwide, the film is expected to bring in close to&nbsp;$200 million, far outpacing the original estimates by $50 million. The Rise of Gru is the fifth film in the Despicable Me franchise. In addition to Steve Carell, the movie stars Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin. The success of the film was helped by a viral social media trend of viewers attending showings of the newest installment in the Despicable Me&nbsp;franchise while wearing full suits. The record-setting opening weekend comes just weeks after the <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/lightyear-earns-lackluster-s51-million-in-box-office-debut-news.153816.html" target="_blank">disappointing debut of&nbsp;Lightyear</a>, which made just $51 million&nbsp;in its first weekend. In the time since, it's only gone up to&nbsp;$189 million worldwide against a $200 million production budget. [<a href="https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/minions-the-rise-of-gru-independence-day-weekend-record" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/minions-the-rise-of-gru-sets-box-office-record-with-s1279-million-opening-news.154521.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/minions-the-rise-of-gru-sets-box-office-record-with-s1279-million-opening-news.154521.html</a>249083article, "Minions: The Rise of Gru" Sets Box Office Record With $127.9 Million Openingblogs/7-2022/249083-minions-rise-gru-se-s.jpg1Killer Mike Discusses Cadillac's Complicated History For "Black Future" Campaignhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-discusses-cadillacs-complicated-history-for-black-future-cafeatures/blogs/itstheboombap-killer-mike-discusses-cadillacs-complicated-history-blac/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-killer-mike-discusses-cadillacs-complicated-history-blac/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 19:09 GMT Killer Mike is teaming up with Cadillac&nbsp;for their &ldquo;Black Future&rdquo; campaign, advertising the&nbsp;new Escalade V.&nbsp;Following the partnership, Mike sat down with&nbsp;HipHopDX to discuss why he felt starring in the new commercial was&nbsp;historically significant, and his feelings on the company's complicated historical relationship to the Black community. &ldquo;Cadillac and my community have a long history,&rdquo; he told the outlet. &ldquo;There was a time where Cadillac, Chrysler and Lincoln in particular were in a war with who would be the big luxury automobile out of America. And Cadillac came out as a preeminent winner. And Buick, it was even a GM brand, but Buick was also a luxury. At one point, Cadillac&rsquo;s independent dealerships had policies where they would not sell directly to Black customers. It created a whole secondary economy of people who would charge Black people to go buy the car for them and things." Phillip Faraone / Getty ImagesFrom there, Mike called back to&nbsp;Nicholas Dreystadt, who served as&nbsp;the head of Cadillac&rsquo;s service division in the 1930s and proposed&nbsp;ending discriminatory sales practices. Mike explained: &ldquo;But [Dreystadt] said, &lsquo;This is silly. We could be selling more cars. This is desegregating; the prohibiting of people buying cars makes no sense.&rsquo; They got dealerships to cut that &mdash; not all &mdash; but the ones that did saw an exponential growth. Cadillac grew and grew past their competitors. Cadillac essentially was put in a higher place because Black people spent their dollars with them. And that&rsquo;s a dope thing. Beyond that, Cadillac became a status symbol in American society and in Black American society.&rdquo; The Run The Jewels rapper also spoke about <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/benny-the-butcher-unites-with-j-cole-on-johnny-ps-caddy-new-song.1993870.html" target="_blank">Cadillac's role in the music industry</a>, explaining that many artists have owned different variants of the car. &ldquo;Sometimes you would get a Cadillac when you signed a record deal back in the day. I think BB King owned Cadillacs. So Cadillac, in my place and in the Black community, has a very prominent place. I&rsquo;m a car guy. Cars mean the world to me. So in the early 2000s, when Cadillac came out with the Cadillac Escalade, it set a new bar for an SUV." Check out Cadillac's new commercial starring Killer Mike below. The video features an instrumental version of&nbsp;Mike&rsquo;s forthcoming single &ldquo;Run.&rdquo; [<a href="https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.71457/title.killer-mikes-cadillac-escalade-v-campaign-was-a-no-brainer-despite-companys-complicated-history" target="_blank">Via</a>] via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-discusses-cadillacs-complicated-history-for-black-future-campaign-news.154520.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/killer-mike-discusses-cadillacs-complicated-history-for-black-future-campaign-news.154520.html</a>249084article, Killer Mike Discusses Cadillac's Complicated History For "Black Future" Campaignblogs/7-2022/249084-killer-mike-discuss-s.jpg1Moneybagg Yo Clarifies That Ari Fletcher's Recent Tweet Wasn't About Himhttps://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-clarifies-that-ari-fletchers-recent-tweet-wasnt-about-him-features/blogs/itstheboombap-moneybagg-yo-clarifies-that-ari-fletchers-recent-tweet-wasnt/Posted by itstheboombap0https://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/itstheboombap-moneybagg-yo-clarifies-that-ari-fletchers-recent-tweet-wasnt/#commentsSun, 3 Jul 2022 18:45 GMT Moneybagg Yo has responded to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/ari-fletcher-makes-tweet-alluding-to-domestic-violence-then-issues-explanation-news.154488.html" target="_blank">Ari Fletcher's recent tweet</a> about not letting a man "put his hands on me," clarifying that the post isn't in reference to him. Shortly afterward, Fletcher confirmed that she was speaking about someone completely separate. "Today was the last day I let a n***a put his hands on me," Fletcher had written in her original post. "Fight your demons, not me." Mike Coppola / Getty ImagesQuickly, fans began accusing Moneybagg Yo of putting his hands on Fletcher, and the rapper responded with a post of his own. "Stop attaching me to dat shit I got daughters i would neva put my hands on a woman," Moneybagg Yo wrote. Fletcher soon deleted her tweet and admitted that she needs to be more careful about what she shares to her nearly 2 million followers on social media. In another tweet, she clarified: "I&rsquo;m talking about a drunk man in the casino, not Bagg. It&rsquo;s a video and he pushed me on the ground. I gotta be more careful how I tweet." Moneybagg Yo and Ari Fletcher have been dating since&nbsp;January 2020. Bagg has previously dated fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion. <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-opens-up-about-single-fatherhood-after-chyna-santanas-death-news.153439.html" target="_blank">He has eight children</a>, comprising four sons and four daughters. Check out Fletcher and Moneybagg Yo's posts below. via: <a href="https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-clarifies-that-ari-fletchers-recent-tweet-wasnt-about-him-news.154519.html" target="_blank">https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/moneybagg-yo-clarifies-that-ari-fletchers-recent-tweet-wasnt-about-him-news.154519.html</a>249080article, Moneybagg Yo Clarifies That Ari Fletcher's Recent Tweet Wasn't About Himblogs/7-2022/249080-moneybagg-yo-clarif-s.jpg1