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Lil Wayne stars in his first commercial in two years, and this time it's for Bumbu rum. Here, the ad implements a theme anointing Weezy as the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all-time) head-to-head with the actual animal. Coinciding with the campaign, the 35-year-old revealed his top five rappers of all-time. ...
Asked if he considered so-called "SoundCloud rappers" to be real artists, Nahmir confirmed that he doesn't. "Just weirdos, lames, all that," he said. "Junkies, but that's all they is is junkies, bruh. Period. All these n***as junkies." For what it's worth, the disparaging tone many use when labeling someone ...

A jam-packed house is what's typically needed for the energy of a show to be palpable, but that wasn't the case on Friday night at Union for Mad Clown and San E, who brought the house down at half capacity. On the second stop of their We Want You tour on the west coast, the Korean rappers treated ...
The Echo award was given to rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang at Germany's equivalent of the Grammy's on 12 April. In their prize-winning studio album "Jung, brutal, gutaussehend" ("Young, brutal, good-looking"), Farid Bang boasts about his training regime saying "my body is more defined than ...

While New York's first wave of rap music excelled at the soldiery of hip-hop - where rappers formed constellations around groups such as De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest - the East Coast had been overwhelmed by Californian soloists such as Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg. Enter the Wu-Tang ...
In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, "mithril" is a rare, indestructible metal whose beauty never tarnishes; in the real world, however, it's the name of three different blockchain projects, all of which are trying to score pop culture points with investors. It's of little surprise that the name has proven so hot in the ...
The Australian star is famous for her own rap skills, but says love just doesn't work when two rappers come together. She previously dated A$AP Rocky and even got a tattoo tribute to her ex when they were an item in 2012, though hastily crossed it out when they split later that year. "I always want to know ...
Here, we're taking a look at some of the female rappers who have helped craft the genre as we know it today! Surely you've heard of Nicki Minaj by now, but as a refresher, the Trinidadian-born American rapper burst onto the scene in 2007 with her mixtape Playtime Is Over. Thanks to hits like “Super Bass,” ...
What we can control, however, is what our rappers represent and how they reflect who we are as a people. Hip-hop, at its core, has always been a reflection of what those in the black community value and appreciate as the culture. For years, that has been drugs, women, and sheer disrespect that has given ...
Even other rappers are noticing the trend. "Every new rapper that disrespected Biggie and Pac blew up," Maryland rapper .idk. tweeted back on March 7. "Look I love the new rap I love the old rap, please nobody disrespect Big on his death date for clout. Keep opinions to yourself at the very least for today.
Vallejo rappers Mac Dre and E-40, for instance, may be hip-hop icons, but they will always be Bay Area-identified. ... But for SOB x RBE, the young Vallejo act consisting of rappers Slimmy B, Yhung T.O., Lul G and DaBoii, the hometown ties have only seemed to complicate their sudden success.
4:21 PMThe condolences for Craig Mack lit up social media and had the old school and old school at heart offering tribute. But he's just the latest artist gone too soon. For some of our favorite MCs, the 40s have been the kiss of death. Craig Mack. Craig Mack. Johnny Nunez/WireImage. May 10, 1971-March 12, 2018.
The 22-year-old clairvoyant warned Iggy about being careful when dating in the industry, advice she seems to have implemented in advance. "I already know not to talk to any rappers," she playfully admitted. "I know how we are. It just won't work and I know that. There's only enough room for one rapper per ...
Lil Yachty is working with controversial entertainer Bhad Bhabie and he doesn't care what a hater thinks. According to Boat, she's better than a lot of rappers out. Video recently surfaced of Yachty and Bhad Bhabie, a.k.a. the Cash Me Ousside girl, a.k.a Danielle Bregoli, in the studio. In another video posted ...
Last week Forbes released its list of richest rappers that features the usual names, this time round, however, there was a change at the top with Birdman falling off the list and getting replaced by Eminem. The top three moguls not only top the list of the wealthiest rappers but are said to be the richest ...

There is definitely a trendy wave right now in hip-hop that many new school rappers are trying to hop on. As time passes, we begin to determine which movements will stick for the long run, and which are only temporary. Along with trends come artists that will become iconic in creating styles as well as those ...
Emcee Network began its cypher series in September, 2016, with the goal of creating an opportunity for local artists to showcase their sonic talents with visual accompaniment. This year's offering is no exception, featuring a beat from DDS; lyrics courtesy of Hotel Seprino, Philup Banks, Courtney Bell, and ...
Following rumors of an Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cartoon reboot, DJ Jazzy Jeff told HipHopDX that he thinks Chance the Rapper would be the best choice to lead a live-action reimagining of the classic '90s sitcom. Lil Chano wouldn't be the first rapper to hop off the mic and onto a TV set.
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Music Monday: Local rappers break down Utah Legislature's rap video. Posted By Scott Renshaw on March 5, 2018, 11:26 AM .... See below for what some local rappers had to say about the Leg's bars. And since you're gonna need some ear-bleach afterwards, go check out these dudes' jams at the links provided.
The enthusiasm customers have for Tesla comes from several factors. Beyond making a statement about sustainability, Teslas look amazing, and in many ways are far more technologically advanced than anything else on the market, including fancy door handles, app control, massive touchscreen, ...
Some rappers make a living with their tone. I think you are one of those rappers. When you had those four lines during the intro, I was very surprised. As I said before, I think that instead of other people having stereotypes, the idol rappers have a stereotype on themselves. I think you don't have to think like ...
Funkmaster Flex invited his followers to call out rappers they think are “wack” in an Instagram post published on Wednesday (February 28). Flex's invitation followed a video uploaded by Diddy where the rap mogul expressed his skepticism about the current state of Hip Hop, including his fear the culture is ...
A little friendly competition never hurt anybody and in this edition, it's the battle of Sean “Diddy” Combs versus Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. The long-time industry pals have again topped the 2018 Forbes Five ranking of the wealthiest hip-hop artists, but this year Mr. Carter finally gave Mr. Combs a run for his ...
We're ending two years later, having collaborated with a slew of rappers, musicians, engineers, artists, directors, and video game developers along the way. Figuring out a shared approach to making and presenting music was harder than either of us expected, after a decade of doing our own things ...
Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries decided to celebrate Women's History Month in a new way this year by honoring his favorite female rappers. “In every field of human endeavor, women excel when given a fair shot. It's true in politics, business, science, academia and Hip Hop,” he explained.
Funkmaster Flex has never been one to withhold an opinion on the airwaves, no matter what the subject matter may be pertaining to hip-hop. On Tuesday (Feb. 27), the DJ took aim at several artists he deemed to be "wack rappers" underneath Diddy's Instagram post. Puff's original post on Tuesday (Feb.
Diddy took to his Instagram on Tuesday night to give out some advice to the new crop of rappers, R&B artists and singers, encouraging originality and saying he doesn't “want the culture to get diluted.” “It is literally too much,” Diddy said. “Everybody saying the same shit in different ways.” He continued ...
26), Lonzo was asked to name his top five rappers in music today and the Big Baller Brand athlete had some interesting choices. Ball's starting five includes Drake, Future, Quavo and Offset of the Migos, as well as 21 Savage. Once he had some time to think it over and saw his picks were going viral on ...
Last year, someone dug up a 2016 tweet from Lonzo Ball where he ranked his top five all-time rappers. The list included Lil Wayne, Future, DMX, 50 Cent, and Tupac. As you would expect, it received its fair share of controversy. Nearly two years since that tweet was posted, Ball was asked to give his ...
There are certain steps that buzzing rappers take to make it big these days. They start out playing small shows on the cheap, maybe scratching their way onto a few festival sidestages. They slather the internet with free mixtapes and loosie singles that hopefully find their way onto tastemaking music sites.
Romeo Miller, the entertainer and entrepreneur formerly known by his rap moniker Lil Romeo, has a new gig. He is the host of the new MTV reality series Ex on the Beach, which premiered on Thursday night. In case it's not clear from the title, the show gets 10 reality stars from shows like The Bachelor, ...
A German rap duo whose infamous lyrics include references regarded as anti-Semitic have been awarded one of the country's most prestigious music prizes. In a move that caused a nationwide outcry and attracted international condemnation, Kollegah and Farid Bang received the ECHO award for ...
HOUSTON— We've heard of East Coast and West Coast battles before, but now the 3rd Coast has gotten in on the action. A heated brawl has allegedly been brewing between New York rapper Tekashi69 and Los Angeles rappers Jooba Loc and OG Spanky Loco for weeks now. In the social media world ...
Honoring one of the most prolific artists and producers in hip-hop history, James “J Dilla” Yancey, comes Dilla Day. Since 2016 rappers, beat-makers, and singers from all around San Antonio have come together to honor the late producer's life and legacy with respective sets. This year's lineup includes ...
Nine days before her 2003 death, Nina Simone was granted an honorary degree from Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, the same elite school that denied her admission in the '50s. She was convinced her rejection was based on racial discrimination, something she fought against her entire life.
The rappers were Aklas, FlipTop Isabuhay 2013 grand champion; Mhot, FlipTop Isabuhay 2017 grand champion; Romano, FlipTop Isabuhay 2015 finalist and Dos Por Dos 2017 semi ... Brown 101 also sent two of its members, Zedrick and Jigsaw, to battle rap with the four rappers from the Philippines.
Women are consistently proving their bosshood in every realm possible, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that they're out in the rap world putting men in their place one freestyle at a time. Lil' Kim and Remy Ma paved the way for queens like Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, but they aren't the only ones at the top of ...
Lonzo Ball is far from the first NBA baller to attempt a rap career and I'm sure he won't be the last. It should come as no surprise that most of these rap “careers” flame out quickly like the dumpster fires that they are. But, well, not all of them are terrible. Here's a look at seven NBA rappers and their varied ...
“From the government's perspective, these rappers were quickly becoming major pop celebrities, and celebrities at that level are supposed to self-censor and be good role models, upholding Chinese values.” Marcus Rowland, head of A&R for the Beijing-based music-services company Outdustry, told ...
Many of your favorite rappers have their very own weed strains. To further capitalize off expanding their brand, hip-hop's weed-loving set has entered the dispensary, rolling papers, vape pens and edibles market that can be found in the great states of Colorado and California. For those who don't own their ...
With the release of a stunning new video for the track “Melanin Magic” and the momentum of female rappers like Cardi B, the pendulum may be swinging away from a genre overwhelmingly dominated by men. Said Ma: “A change has come. There's always been a lot of female rappers that had talent.
We guess it's a similar diversity like in America's scene; we have lyrical rappers, we have silly rappers, we have gangster rappers." To that point, the prominence of lean in the video is noteworthy, since many American rappers like Mozzy and Famous Dex have made public comments about quitting the drug ...
Christopher "Prince" Michael Harty from "Love and Hip Hop Miami" is going off on Black Twitter for going off on LGBTQ rappers. We got Prince at Avalon Saturday in Hollywood and he doubled down on what he told Bleu Magazine recently ... that the intolerance toward gays in hip hop has got to stop.
Man Claimed To Represent Rappers, Scammed Emory: Prosecutors. The man falsely claimed to be able to book artists like Migos, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert at universities, the U.S. Attorney's office says. By Doug Gross, Patch Staff | Feb 16, 2018 1:09 pm ET | Updated Feb 16, 2018 7:19 pm ET ...
After the game, Ball was asked about the NBA's best rappers (video, above) and mentioned former NBA superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, as well as Blazers point guard Damian Lillard. Ball was selected but didn't actually play in the Rising Stars game as he recovers from a knee injury that's ...
Labeled “homo hop,” the movement wasn't aiming to create a subgenre of music but to serve as a community building tool for LGBTQ+ rappers. Primarily based in Calif., the movement included the likes of rap group Deep Dickollective and rappers Caushun and Cazwell. Yet, the idea of a queer-identifying ...
The stone-cold fact is this: rappers are the new rock stars and everyone knows it, from the ever-modest Kanye West, who dubbed himself the “greatest living rock star on the planet” during his headline spot at Glastonbury in 2015, to A$AP Ferg, who connects the dots between rock, rap and pop in a recent ...


 

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