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Saweetie Explains "Pretty B*tch Music" Debut Delay: "Not An Album, It's A Movement"
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Her fans haven't been without new releases, but Saweetie has been taking her time in giving them her official debut album. For years now, the Bay Area hitmaker has been working on Pretty B*tch Music, and for a moment there, it seemed as if there was a release date on the horizon. However, with each new wave of gossip came a letdown when Saweetie and her team once again confirmed that PBM wasn't ready for the world quite yet.
This evening (June 29), Saweetie penned a note to her "Icy Family" explaining the delay.

Amy Sussman / Staff / Getty Images"There past couple of years have been a growing experience for me as an artist, human, but most importantly a WOMAN [red rose emoji]," wrote Saweetie. "I have realized my purpose with the platform God have given me which is why I have taken my time with releasing music this time around [praying hands emoji]." Through hours of [stars emoji] self-reflection [stars emoji] I have realized that Pretty B*TCH music is not an album- it's a movement."
She continued, "It's a culture. It's a language. It's a lifestyle. We not rushing art, we taking our time! [snowflake emoji] This ain't no microwave sh*t It's baking & it will definitely be worth the taste [red heart emoji]."
Saweetie has often found herself on the receiving end of criticism from the public due to her live performances, and she has previously stated that she was locked in, working on a boot camp of sorts to make sure she was at her best.
Check out Saweetie's post below.

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We're less than a week away from Safaree Samuels's birthday, and to help celebrate, the reality star rapper is back with another single. These days, it's not difficult to find Samuels's name wrapped up in a bit of controversy as his often tense relationship with ex-wife Erica Mena finds itself unraveling on social media. As Samuels moves on with a new girlfriend, Mena has fired off serious allegations against him, but he has taken the hits and decided to capitalize on all of the attention.
It is no secret that Samuels has long worked on his music career, even releasing his official debut studio album Straittback in 2020 following years of mixtapes. Today (June 29), Samuels returned with a new single, "Hot Gyal BDay," and it arrives with a silly, light-hearted music video that puts Safaree, and his roots, centerstage.
Like many other artists, Samuels is hoping that this one lands on summer party playlists worldwide, so we'll let you stream "Hot Gyal BDay" for yourself and weigh in with your thoughts.



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There are several anniversary celebrations taking place this week. Lil Wayne is toasting to 18 years of Tha Carter, and Da Brat is being praised as it has been 28 years since she delivered her debut studio album, Funkdafied. There weren't many emcees in Hip Hop that had Da Brat's cadence and flow, and being such a standout propelled her career into the stratosphere. The So So Def hit remains a staple on Hip Hop and Brat's partnership with Dupri proved that they were an unshakeable force.
"On this day June 28th,28 years ago history was made and the wall was knocked down!" Jermaine Dupri wrote on Instagram yesterday. "The first solo female rapper to go platinum @sosobrat 'Funkdafied' what was your favorite songs?" 
There have been rumors (and a few TikTok videos) that have suggested that "Brat-tat-tat-tat" is working on new music, so while we await more information regarding the truthfulness of the gossip, revisit Funkdafied by the Rap legend.

Tracklist
1. Da Sh*t Ya Can't Fuc Wit
2. Fa All Y'all
3. Fire It Up
4. Funkdafied ft. Jermaine Dupri
5. May Da Funk Be With Ya ft. LaTocha Scott
6. Ain't No Thang
7. Come & Get Some ft. Mac Daddy of Kris Kross
8. Mind Blowin
9. Give It 2 You



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Hip Hop continues to wait on more news regarding Lil Tjay's condition. The New York rapper was reportedly shot while out with two others in New Jersey, and while the person police believe is responsible was arrested, it has been shared that Tjay's condition is critical. He underwent emergency surgery and there were rumors that he remains unconscious, and as the days move forward, the outpouring of support only increases. 
Jim Jones has often spoken about rappers and their positions within and outside of the industry. We recently reported on the Dipset icon saying that rappers have one of the most difficult jobs, and in an interview with HipHopDX, Jones doubled down on that sentiment.
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“I stand on it. We have more rappers getting killed than we have weeks in the year," he said. "Sh*t, my prayers go out to Lil Tjay who just got shot up the other day and I don’t even know his condition but, you know, it’s terrible out there. Every day they talk about a different rapper that just got shot or was involved in a shooting or something like that.
“So, yeah, I stand on what I said. Being a rapper in today’s society is definitely the most dangerous job in the world. You have a fifty percent chance of making it as a rapper and making it alive as a rapper is what it means. It’s one for one, so you take that how you want to take it.”
Although the motivations behind the ongoing violent assaults against rappers vary, Jones believes much it boils down to money. Authorities have claimed that Lil Tjay was injured during a botched robbery.
“I don’t want nobody to ever get that twisted," said Jones. “Rap and music make a lot of money. Matter of fact, these rappers couldn’t get to the other money that they’re making if they didn’t have the music that they have. Nobody would give a f*ck about them if they didn’t have some music that the people loved, so you gotta think about that.”
Watch a news update about the Lil Tjay case below.

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Lil Wayne Celebrates 18th Anniversary Of "Tha Carter"



We're celebrating another classic Hip Hop record as a Lil Wayne favorite is marking yet another anniversary. Every release in Weezy's catalog holds a special place in the hearts of his millions of fans worldwide, but Tha Carter, for many, hits a little different. The iconic Cash Money Records project was Lil Wayne's fourth studio album that spawned a series unlike any other, and the Rap icon took a moment to highlight one of his many accomplishments.
Wayne doesn't post too often on social media, but he popped up on Instagram with Tha Carter's album cover and a brief message of thankfulness.

Aaron J. Thornton / Stringer / Getty ImagesHe wrote, "18 years ago I had no idea of what you’d think abt this album and I was worried abt what it’d do but I never doubted what it would be. A classic. A living legend. A beast. A jewel. A part of me and you forever. That part. 2 every fan thats been a member of this Carter family, I ain’t sh*t without you."
Tha Carter has, unsurprisingly, earned itself an RIAA Platinum certification after debuting at No. 5 on the charts (116K copies the first week, peaking at No. 2). The majority of this album was produced by legendary Cash Money hitmaker Mannie Fresh and we're excited to revisit this iconic project 18 years later. 
Take a stroll down memory lane with the GOAT by streaming Tha Carter once again.



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Joe Budden Believes Drill Will Only Be Around For Another 5 Or 6 Years



It is currently one of the most popular subgenres of Rap culture right now, but there have been several people who have questioned the longevity of Drill music. There are some who just simply aren't fans, but others are concerned with the authorities as they crack down on Drill artists by the masses, especially considering the ongoing news about artists being named in RICO cases as well as arrested for other alleged crimes.
Joe Budden touched on the plight of Drill music during his podcast and said that he believes the wave will have a short shelf life.

Paras Griffin / Stringer / Getty Images"You Drill n*ggas got the shortest of windows. That sh*t 'bout over," Budden said on episode 544 of his podcast. He then referenced New York City's mayor recently caught dancing with French Montana. "Y'all can go keep dancing with Eric Adams if you want. It's over, buddy. In the next five, six years..." One of his co-hosts interjected to add that it "might not be that long."
Budden replied, "I know, but the writing is on the wall." He added, "That's government-issued writing. That's not Joe... Don't start hittin' me, mad at me. I'm just telling you what I'm looking at."
We will all have to wait and see if Budden's predictions are accurate, but let us know if you think that Drill will be out of the game in just a few years. 
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The vicious back and forth between D.L. Hughley and Mo'Nique has subsided in recent days, but for a minute there, things got out of control. What seemed to have been an argument launched by the actress after she wasn't added as a headliner for a comedy show unfolded into Mo'Nique targeting not only Hughley but his family. She spoke about his daughter being sexually assaulted and disparaged his marriage, causing the Oscar-winning actress to become a pariah in the press. 
Hughley and his family took to social media to respond, but these days, the comedy legend has opted to focus on the positives in his life and act as if Mo'Nique doesn't even exist.
Hughley is operating with an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality.
"I don't even know who you're talking about," said the comedian when a TMZ cameraperson attempted to rehash Mo'Nique's apology. "Listen, I don't even know who you're talking about. That—you only get so many breaths in your life and I refuse to use one more on somebody like that."
When the paparazzo was just about to follow up with another question, Hughley added, "I haven't heard anything. I don't listen to that."
"I work, my family's intact, I just came from doing—we just came from doing a benefit for the people that were affected by the tragedy in Buffalo," said Hughley. "I get to go home and see my granddaughter. I have no words or breath left for somebody like that." The cameraperson slid in another question and said, "Never work with her again?"
Hughley answered, "I don't even know who it is." Watch his interaction with TMZ below.



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Giveon Once Sang For SZA When He Worked At A Restaurant



Those "before they were famous" stories always entertain fans, so when Giveon visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he couldn't help but share a memory. He may be a chart-topping, award-winning crooner now, but before he hit it big in music, Giveon was an aspiring singer who worked at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. During his conversation with Fallon, he even admitted that at times, he was required to wear the shrimp suit to entertain the restaurant's guests.
"So, my third interview for the restaurant—yes, third. I don't know why Bubba Gump requires three interviews for some reason," the singer joked. "I'm walking into the third interview and I just see SZA walking and I ambush her like, 'Hi.' Just was rambling out the words. I don't even remember everything I said."

Aaron J. Thornton / Stringer / Getty ImagesAs embarrassed as he may have been, Giveon added that the Top Dawg Entertainment songbird was extremely gracious. Just when Giveon thought he was finished telling his story, Fallon reminded him that he sang for SZA, as well.
"Yes, I sang for her, okay! I was gon' leave that part out," Giveon said as the audience laughed. "I was a very big fan. Still am. I was singing for her and she was just like, 'Who is this guy singing?!'" Years later, SZA attended one of Giveon's shows and he reminded her of their previous interaction, but she claimed she didn't remember.
"So, I went on Instagram and unsent the DMs that I sent her." Giveon was unashamed when he admitted that after belting out the song all those years prior, he immediately messaged the singer. It went something like, "This is me, remember?.... Please remember!" It all worked out for the best. 
Watch Giveon hilariously revisit his time at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and share other tales below.



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Matt Barnes Is "On Great Terms" With Gloria Govan & Derek Fisher



There's a new podcast on the block, and this time, it arrives courtesy of a sports star. Iman Among Men recently released its first episode hosted by  Iman Shumpert and his brother Ahrii who added Matt Barnes to the lengthy conversation about sports, fatherhood, forgiveness, and more. Barnes has made a name for himself in and outside of the sports industry, and while his career moves have stolen attention, so have his more controversial moments that involved his personal life. 
The world received an intimate look into Barnes's family when his ex and mother of his twin sons, Gloria Govan, was a cast member on Basketball Wives. Their ups and downs were well-documented and discussed for a global audience, and when Govan moved on to her romance with his former teammate, Derek Fisher, things kicked up a notch.

Emma McIntyre / Staff / Getty ImagesThere were rumors about fights to scathing words being slung across social media, but these days, said Barnes, he is in a much better place with his ex and her new husband. 
 “My situation played out for the world to see, with my ex and the situation, but at the end of the day, we—all of us had to put that aside because there are kids right in the middle of this sh*t," he said. "Whether it’s blended family now or broken up family, whatever the situation may be, the reality is at some point you’re probably going to have a baby mama or baby daddy. So, [it's] how do you put your bullsh*t to the side to realize that the bigger picture is to the kids now.”
“Whether you can’t stand her or she can’t stand you—none of that sh*t should matter once you realize that we still have kids and we’re gonna be here," he continued. "My sh*t played out so public and nasty. I’m really happy to say now that me and my ex are on great terms and I’m cool with my former teammate that she’s married to.”
“At the end of the day, we’re all raising these kids. She’s my assistant coach on the basketball team. After all the sh*t we been through, she is coaching the twins with me, we’re coaching our kids together. I feel like, if we can do it, and our sh*t was wild and the world seen it, to me that should always be a goal.”
Check out more from Matt Barnes on Iman Among Men below.

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Cardi B Hired Angel Brinks To Style VMAs Look After Seeing Her Get "Bullied" On "Basketball Wives"
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They both made appearances on hit VH1 shows and eventually, that is what aided in them working together. While the world at large was first introduced to Cardi B during her stint on Love & Hip Hop New York, fashion designer Angel Brinks gained popularity as a cast member of Basketball Wives L.A. At the time, Brinks was known for her relationship with Tyreke Evans with whom she shares a daughter, and during her time on the controversial show, she faced off against her fellow cast members.
After years away from the series, Brinks has returned for the new season, and in an interview with Page Six, she revealed that back in 2017, Cardi B's team called her up for a styling gig due to her appearance on BBW.

John Sciulli / Stringer / Getty ImagesThe job came as a surprise, but Brinks claimed she later learned that after Cardi saw how Brinks was being "bullied" on the show, she decided to hire her for her first performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
“I had so much fun with her,” said Brinks. "She knew at the time what happened with me on the show being bullied and attacked. She was telling me, ‘Girl, I hated watching that happening to you on TV. You deserve so much more respect.’”
“I will always remember that,” Brinks added. “It was her first very big performance and she came to me. So I just feel very blessed.”

Christopher Polk / Staff / Getty ImagesBrinks used BBW to help promote her career, even creating a dress for one of her co-stars, but the storyline the ladies chose to push was going after the newcomer's business moves. It didn't sit well with viewers at the time who took to social media to complain about the cast's behavior. Check out new clips of Brinks's most recent appearance on the series.
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