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OCTOBER 5, 2017


Taking it back to the days when Street Fighter ruled the arcades, Twista and Ski Mask The Slump God have teamed up with 88rising for its new video series, “FastRap Champions.”

In the Street Fighter-themed video, the veteran Chicago rapper and South Florida newbie go head-to-head in a battle to determine who can rap the fastest.

The multimedia company uses the sound effects from the original game and its vintage aesthetics to give the visual an authentic feel. Ski Mask goes first in Round 1, while Round 2 belongs to the O.G. Twista.

Towards the end of the video, Twista briefly turns into a transformer and is then (hilariously) catapulted to exotic locations like Egypt and the Great Wall of China, as well as places like New York City, Hollywood and the Moon (yes, that’s right).

No winner is officially declared, but to anyone with a seasoned ear for rap, it appears Twista easily nabbed the crown.

OCTOBER 4, 2017


It appears that Eminem’s return is imminent. Just a few months after reports emerged about Slim Shady’s ninth studio album dropping in the fall, the rap megastar has apparently finished working on the project.

In a recent livestream captured by a Facebook user, Mr. Porter — a longtime collaborator of Eminem and fellow D12 member — revealed that Em completed the LP.

“Am I working on Eminem’s new album? No, we are done,” he says in the clip. “How about that?”

OCTOBER 3, 2017

Cardi B

Cardi B recently became the first female rapper in 19 years to have a solo song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Bodak Yellow.”

And while many in Hip Hop celebrated Cardi’s rapid rise, success doesn’t also come without people trying to tear you down, one way or another. While performing at Fall Ball in Columbia, South Carolina, Cardi addressed the criticism that “Bodak Yellow” — whose title is an obvious reference to Florida rapper Kodak Black — also sees her stealing his flow.

Cardi, who’s not exactly known for pulling her punches, hit back like only she can: “For anybody that be telling me ‘Oh you copied Kodak flow, you copied this and that flow,’ so what, bitch?”

“So what? I’mma sound like all your favorite rappers, I’mma take all they flows, and I’mma body a bitch,” she said to huge cheers from the crowd. “One day I’mma sound like Kodak, the next day I’mma sound like Meek Mill, the next day I’mma sound like Migos and I don’t give a f***… Because I give it up with that pen.”

Cardi B was obviously proud of how her speech went down, given that she later shared it on Twitter.


Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Reportedly Hospitalized Following Multiple Seizures...

Lil Wayne was found unconscious in a Chicago hotel room over the weekend after suffering at least one seizure. The Big Easy native was rushed to Northwestern Memorial hospital, where he reportedly had another seizure.

Wayne was scheduled to perform with Rae Sremmurd at the Drais Beachclub in Las Vegas later that evening, but doctors advised him to remain hospitalized. Wayne’s reps said his Vegas performance was canceled so he can rest.

Wayne has been plagued by seizures for years. One of his first documented episodes was in 2012, when a Los Angeles bound jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas after Wayne reportedly had a seizure. Although his team denied it at the time, the illustrious rapper had yet another seizure the following day.


Meek Mill took to Instagram on Saturday (September 2) to announce a deluxe version of Wins & Losses, the Philly rapper’s third and most recent studio album.

In addition to the project’s original 17 tracks, the deluxe version also includes two songs from Mill’s Meekend Music and Meekend Music II EPs he dropped earlier this year — “Save Me” and “Left Hollywood.”


Snapchat Jumpin’: Nicki Minaj Bumps Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv Is Rage 2”

Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a post-DJ Khaled Snapchat world. The youngest of the major social media platforms, it’s been a big year for the Venice-based company. At this point, the app has done an amazing job of blurring the lines between personal and corporate correspondence with fans. Everything from news to day-to-day activities keep us more focused on whatever celebrity currently trending at the moment. Plus, it’s intuitive as hell. Alongside Instagram Flexin’, Tweets Is Watchin’ & All Eyez On Memes

This week, Nav laces Lil Uzi Vert with rings, and Amber Rose surprises 21 Savage with a promise ring.

AUGUST 31, 2017

R. Kelly

Cops Visit R. Kelly Alongside Family Of Alleged Sex Cult Victim...

As the sex cult scandal surrounding R. Kelly continues to unfold, the family of alleged victim Joycelyn Savage has added a new chapter to the story. Savage’s parents and sister reportedly showed up to Kelly’s Atlanta estate with a police escort in an effort to check on her.

“We in front of R. Kelly’s house,” Savage’s father said in a video obtained by TMZ. “We trying to check on our daughter Joycelyn Savage. And we going to do what we have to do to make sure our daughter … we just want to make sure she’s fine. If she won’t come to us at the concert, we gonna come to her. We gonna make sure we see her. There’s about four, five police cars here already. If he a man, he need to come out and let my daughter come out.”

A woman reportedly came to the door and said Savage wasn’t home. Police eventually contacted Savage on FaceTime and she (once again) said she was fine and didn’t want to speak to her family.

Savage’s parents are convinced she’s being held against her will despite her video stating otherwise, which she released in July. Kelly has adamantly denied all of the allegations.

AUGUST 30, 2017


A$AP Rocky Confirms New Solo Album Dropping In 2017

A$AP Mob has had a busy month. Their AWGEST campaign saw the release of three separate projects: A$AP Twelvvy’s 12, A$AP Ferg’s Still Striving, and the Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy. Now, in a newly published interview with Complex, the group’s de facto frontman A$AP Rocky has revealed that his third studio album is also on its way.

“A.S.A.P. It’s about to drop,” Rocky said when asked about his third solo offering.

Despite not disclosing a concrete release date, Rocky did reveal that the untitled project will arrive before the year is out: “Yeah, for sure. For sure.”

A$AP Rocky’s sophomore effort, At. Long. Last. A$AP, was released in May 2015. Discussing the project’s somewhat psychedelic sound, Rocky says: “It was ahead of its time. That was abnormal then, but in the near future, now in the present, it’s going to be normal, trust me.”

Elsewhere in the interview, A$AP Ferg revealed that the Mob will look to replicate their content-heavy AWGEST campaign every August.

AUGUST 28, 2017

Kendrick Lamar

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards just wrapped up at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (August 27).

Kendrick Lamar not only opened the showing with a stunning performance, but also racked up the most moonmen at this year’s ceremony. K. Dot took home six awards in total, including Video of the Year for “HUMBLE.”

Here are some other Hip Hop highlights from The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards:

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (WINNER)

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)
Khalid (WINNER)

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (WINNER)

Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour Llif3” (WINNER)