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|Fri, January 18, 2019 at 3:51 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Dreezy's been killing the game for a minute, but it's been nearly three years since we received her last project, No Hard Feelings. Fans have been waiting for the follow-up to the project for a minute. In 2018, she came through with a few singles and delivered some memorable guest verses. She released her single, "Chanel Slides" featuring Kash Doll in December before rolling out the music video last weekend. Today, she announces her new album with her latest single, "RIP Aretha."
Dreezy is back with her new single, "RIP Aretha" which is off her forthcoming project, Big Dreez. The single follows the release of "Chanel Slides" and "Where Them $ @" which dropped last year as well. Big Dreez is set to drop next week on Jan. 25th. The project features appearances from Kash Doll, Jacquees, Jeremih, Offset, and Derez Deshon. Keep your eyes peeled for that.
I get attention, he need Ritalin
Rollie my wrist, I can't fuck with no mini man
OG diet, lookin' like cinnamon
I'm that n***a and these n***as be feminine
|Fri, January 18, 2019 at 3:31 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Gucci Mane and his baby mama, Sheena Evans, have been hashing things out in court after Evans sued Guwop for an increase in child support payments. While Gucci's been trying to get the case tossed out, Evans' is hard at work trying to turn the monthly payments of $2026 to $20K for their son Keitheon. During a recent court hearing, Evans' revealed some pertinent information that could have the judge siding with her.
Theo Wargo/Getty ImagesAccording to The Blast, Evans' lawyer told the judge that she's currently living off of government assistance, receiving food stamps, on Medicaid and living in Section 8 housing while Gucci Mane is racking up millions of dollars. In her original suit, Evans claimed Gucci's income has increased significantly since his release from prison in 2011. Evans took aim at Gucci's seemingly luxurious lifestyle that he flaunts on social media pretty frequently. She cites the fact that he's spent a large amount of money on jewelry and even brought up his wedding. She claimed Gucci spent $1M for his wedding which was televised on BET. Evans said that's more than enough evidence to prove that he's capable of paying more than $2K a month.
In response to her claims, Gucci Mane denied that his lifestyle is luxurious and further denied that $1M spent on the wedding. The rapper continued to claim that his income hasn't changed already and that he's also paying for their child's health insurance and medical bills.
Gucci doesn't think Evans needs a raise in child support payments and wants the entire case thrown out.
|Fri, January 18, 2019 at 2:48 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Ariana Grande might need to call her label up and ask for help in the originality department in the near future. The singer has been rolling-out her new album, which has yet to be named, over the past few months. Kicking things off with her hit single, "Thank U, Next," she returned with her latest bop, "7 Rings" this morning. However, Princess Nokia is convinced that Ariana Grande took her flow for the song.
Monica Schipper/Getty ImagesPrincess Nokia seems to find a lot of similarities between her song off of 1992 and Grande's latest release, "7 Rings." Nokia posted a video on Twitter of herself listening to "7 Rings" before comparing it to her song, "Mine."
"Does that sound familiar to you? 'Cause that sound really familiar to me," she said before stopping the song. "Ain't that the little song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmmm.. Sounds about white."
Interestingly enough, fans of Soulja Boy accused Grande of biting his flow earlier today. Amid the rapper's comeback, fans of the "Crank That" rapper pointed out that Grande's flow on "7 Rings" is eerily similar to Big Draco's on "Pretty Boy Swag."
Nokia then retweeted a tweet that claimed that Grande's "new album literally plagiarizes flows, words, bars from Nokia." Adding, "yo what a shame, millions of dollars and a TEAM of people to make and write your music.... yet they STILL STEAL."
Ariana Grande has yet to comment on the accusations made by Princess Nokia.
|Fri, January 18, 2019 at 2:03 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Desus & Mero's departure from Viceland left a huge gap in late-night television. Sure, Fallon and Kimmel are cool, but who's really going to give us the commentary we truly need about pressing subjects? Thankfully, the Bronx duo will be making their triumphant return in February for Showtime's first ever late-night television program. Showtime has now blessed fans with a first look at the show with a brand-new promo trailer.
Dia Dipasupil/Getty ImagesBefore Desus & Mero bless us with spicy takes on the latest in news and entertainment, Showtime has shared a promo trailer for their upcoming television. The duo is seen going chair shopping for new chairs, debating whether they're a good fit for the set. "Can you fit you butt-cheek on it?" Desus asks Mero. "Yeah, nah. That's entering my anal canal," Mero replies.
Elsewhere in the promo, the two discuss possible guests for the series when Mero suggests they go outside of the box and get Kim Kardashian's unborn child as the first guest.
"First guest: Kim's new baby in utero interview," Mero said. "Who's doing that in late night?! Nobody!!"
With Desus & Mero set to launch their new Showtime program on Feb. 21st, Viceland recently revealed how they'll be filling in the slot that previously belonged to the Bodega Boys. Viceland announced they'll be revamping their primetime line-up with a new two-hour variety show which is set to include a panel of four hosts including rapper Fat Tony, comedian/actress Marie Faustin, comedian/director Sandy Honig, and writer Zack Fox.
|Fri, January 18, 2019 at 12:45 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Killer Mike was among the guests invited to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. The first order of business was to address his forthcoming Netflix series, Trigger Warning - where the Run The Jewels' member hopes to settle a few scored with the American public. The economy, gang culture, education and several articles of faith, will all be up for debate when series debuts.. Today.
Before settling on platitudes, Killer Mike took a moment to describe his inner-psyche as a model of faith he calls "The Church Of Sleep." His solution to many of the contentious issues tabled in his Trigger Warning series would be easily remedied if only the imaginary sidekick he created named Sleepy came to fruition. Killer Mike tried in jest to explain his figurative agenda.
"Jesus, the character in the Bible, is amazing. He’s a superhero, right? He fights injustice with the church; he rallies against government. … It'd be a great graphic novel. The only problem is that we don’t get our black Spider-Man," Killer Mike told Stephen Colbert while sitting in the hot seat. "For me, I think that, to raise a confident child in terms of divinity and matters of spiritualism, they need to see people who look like them or they need to see a deity who looks like them."
Killer Mike's portrayal of ulterior motives rivals only Wakanda. So without further ado, check out his abridged theory in the Colbert video recap (down below). Since the imaginative World of Wakanda works to better define the delegation of power in America, so can Killer Mike's new religion. Jokes aside, Trigger Warning looks like a goodie.
|Fri, January 18, 2019 at 12:37 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
During his time in the rap game, Yung Lean has become one of the more eclectic figures in the entire industry. With solid albums like Stranger and more experimental music in his catalog, Lean is easily Sweden's most successful hip-hop story from the last few years. He has collaborated with bladee heavily during his career, dropping off tons of memorable mixes, and now the two have linked up again for "Red Velvet."
As you would expect, this is not a traditional rap song. Produced by Holy Beats, the new song could easily have explored a more conservative vibe but bladee and Leandoer are not about that. Bladee's vocals are laced with autotune while Lean stays true to his regular distorted mix. Complementing the fresh audio, the duo has also prepared a flashy video, catching your attention and keeping it throughout the song's length.
Mouth filled with blood, now I got blood on my rug
Ten X pills, ten b*tches in the tub
Meals with my team and you crawling for the crumbs
I was born in the cave, baptized in the mud
Me and the gang in an Uber creepin' up
Two blunts up and two cups stuffed
I'm done with this city, y'all some rats and some bums
Checks on checks, paper planes, tear it up
|Fri, January 18, 2019 at 12:34 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
While Future is seldom touted among the lyrical elite, the man boasts a near unparallelled eye for imagery. Now, the Altanta legend has delivered his brand new studio album, titled Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD. While it's still mere hours old, early analysis of the lyrics point to yet another character study in the making. Of course, Future has always been one for leaving breadcrumbs, encouraging those astute listeners to piece together their own conclusions.
In that sense, he may very well be the most enigmatic man in hip-hop. Yet some elements of his character become evident within the album's opening moments. Despite keeping relatively low-key where his own spirituality is concerned, Future deftly embodies the characteristics of a sinner, who all-too occasionally flirts with the idea of chasing sainthood. Sadly, his hedonistic impulses continue to drive his rational urges, and thus, he’s all but doomed to remain in the mire.
I done got rich and it cursed me
Ever since I got successful, they envy
Tryna shake the devil, on promethazine
Tryna show you love but you don't feel me
Is Future truly a romantic as he once claimed to be? He seems to covet true love, though he himself might admit ignorance toward its true definition. Like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, he seems content to feed his harem illicit substances, fuelling their aggression and dependency, though it may be slowly killing him from within. To say he wears his heart on his sleeve would be an oversimplification, as one must dig deep to truly discern his sincere intentions.
I just took an AK to a dinner date
I just put some VVs in a Richard face
And the presidential is a day-date
Hit 'em with that chopper first, Ray J
I'm a well-known nuisance and my bitch bad
Pop one Perc', then you lean like kickstand
Skeleton AP, that's a wristband
All these n****s shaky, might as well dance
I don't trust him, we gon' dust him, that's some Taliban
Ollie Millington/Getty ImagesFuture is well aware of his reputation. In a truly characteristic display of preference, Future blends his violent proclivities with a touch of exotic sexuality, drug-fueled at that. Some might balk at his continued indulgence in self-destructive behavior, but such is the conundrum that makes his music so theoretically appealing. Like DMX before him, caught between the world of darkness and light, Future’s continuous war-on-self provides ample material for a character study. Though his “punchlines” and “metaphors” are rather light fare, his depth of personality ensures his place alongside the game’s most compelling figures.
I got two blonde snow bunnies
Sendin' me pics to the 'Gram
I got some bitches, they linin' up
They wanna fuck me just 'cause who I am
I fucked them gold digging bitches
I never will love her or trust her, but pay her
Lookin' out for her, but ain't takin' care of her
Future comes off as somewhat of a sex addict. Many have tried to examine his attitude toward intimacy, only to run away in various states of distress. Yet Big Future makes no secret of his womanizing ways, which often blossoms into nothing more than mild fondness at best. Yet this is, after all, a man who recently stated: "I'm misunderstood in the fact that how much I love love. I love the thought of finding real love. I love the thought of loving somebody that love me just as much.” Perhaps it truly is the concept of love driving his fantasies, rather than the feeling itself. He does speak often of the inter-harem dynamics, often using the thought of preferential treatment as a motivator. Hardly the behavior of one chasing true love, but rather another case of self-destructive behavior that he seems to revel in.
I'm god to you n****s
I worked too hard just to spoil you n****a
You need to pay me my respects
Your socks, rings, and your lean
The way you drop your mixtapes, your ad-libs and everything
Damn, that's crazy, but it's true
Of course, a God Complex is no surprise, given the magnitude of Future’s influence. On “Krazy But True,” Future takes a moment for self-awareness, asserting his dominance as a driving force in the ongoing cultural zeitgeist. Even his detractors cannot deny that their favorite rapper likely has respect for HNDRXX. In fact, the song might be the closest we’ve come to an unclouded moment of judgment from an oft-unreliable narrator.
I was gettin' 30K a show, I was the ghost behind the page
I freestyled every day
I never depend on none of these rappers
They bitin' me anyway
Damn, that's crazy, but it's true
Who a bigger influence than me in fashion?
And I ain't kissin' asses, far from social media happy
Prince Williams/Getty ImagesThe notion of Future indulging in freestyling drills to better his technical prowess may appear foreign to some, though consider that one does not achieve hip-hop longevity without mastery of one’s craft. Yet once again, he spills the compass back to his own romantic confusion, in what might arguably be the album’s most intriguing bout of writing. It’s difficult to view Future as a victim in any sense, given the impression of near-constant dominance he puts forth, but every so often, the cold-exterior thaws a little. True, he’s once again putting forth a possessive attitude toward women, as we’ve previously seen in “My Collection,” but in the same measure, he’s professing the futility of his own life in the grand scheme of things. Once again, we’re left wondering, who is this man?
I don't do side bitches, they all my bitches, I ain't tryna hide bitches
I don't need the media in my business
Damn, that's crazy, but it's true
I've been abused by struggle
I don't know what's real
I'll die for you
Die for you
The following track finds Future in a reflective state, while quietly paying homage to pair of early game hip-hop icons. Once again, Future showcases his deft mastery of imagery; the notion of Future buying and interacting with a “pink poodle” is borderline absurdist comedy. Especially when it’s sandwiched between reflections of the hustling days, whereupon Future’s office was a Cadillac, with no room to spare.
Servin' Killa, bought a new toy
This that Juelz Santana, rockin' them Gucci bandanas
Bought a pink poodle for a stack, gave it to shawty for her birthday
Had her posted up on the runway, I'm gettin' like Floyd with the grandé
Lastly, Future reserves the album’s closing track for a dose of therapy, which benefits from a close reading. Throughout the course of The WIZRD, Future provides a smattering of clues, inviting us to draw our own conclusions. It’s possible to say he’s driven by a constant sense of fear, forsaking intimacy as a defense mechanism. Perhaps he’s simply too far gone, his soul long corrupted by his darker impulses. In any case, the eternal battle continues to rage on, doing untold damage on his psyche and mental health.
Murder murder, broad day, I got tears, I can't let 'em out
I can't take it, I can't take it no more, I'm 'bout to spaz out
I'm good on deposits but I gotta have a stash house
I see you bein' greedy and I gotta work my ass off
Yet somehow, he seems to draw strength, or at the very least, creativity, from the misery. Resentment seems to fuel him, with betrayal revealing hidden emotions many thought dormant. What are the tears he professes to cry? Perhaps he truly is Dracula, destined to reign over the rap-game for centuries, unloved and all-powerful.
|Fri, January 18, 2019 at 12:29 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Jermaine Marshall, who played basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils and even had a brief stint in the NBA, was found dead in his apartment. He was only 28 years old.
According to Arizona Sports, Marshall was playing for Hermine Nantes Basket in the French professional league. Marshall was living in Nantes, France, which is where he was ultimately found dead.
“The NBH regrets to announce the brutal (passing away) of Jermaine Marshall,” a statement from Marshall's team read. "The Club joins the pain of his family and loved ones and gives them all his support to face this terrible ordeal. The NBH is unable to play against ADA Blois on Saturday, Jan. 19 and has asked the LNB and ADA Blois to postpone the match at a later date.”
Marshall was with the Rockets from 2014-2015 but didn't get steady playing time and eventually went on to go play in Europe. Before playing for the Arizona Sun Devils, Marshall played for Penn State.
There is currently no cause of death reported so stay tuned for any updates when they become available.