Press Play: Matt Damon & Christian Bale Throw Hands In ‘Ford V Ferrari’ Trailer, J. Lo Tries To Prank Ellen DeGeneres
During a new game for the show, celebrities call in and Ellen has to try to guess who’s on the line. Putting on an accent at first, Ellen couldn’t quite guess, but when J. Lo’s Bronx dialect slipped through the talk show host knew who it was right away.
After playing, Ellen praised the singer-dancer-actress on her wonderful performance in Hustlers and more. Listen to their chat up top.
“The movie is based on the true story of American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale),” Just Jared writes. “Here’s a plot summary: the film follows Shelby and Miles, who battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.”
Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be tuning in when the film hits theaters on November 15.
One the most prominent electronic dance music artists R3HAB has remixed “Treehouse,” a single from global superstar singer James Arthur, out now. “Treehouse” is an ode to survival and accepting that, some days, it’s okay not to be okay, because it’s what comes after that matters. R3HAB adds upbeat electronic elements to the feelgood, piano-led original, with a carefree drop instilling it with new energy.
The Dutch artist’s interpretation still carries the inspiring, hopeful tone, bolstered by R3HAB’s bouncy and melodic electronic elements, making it a bonafide festival anthem. The remix for James Arthur follows R3HAB’s originals, such as “Alive” with Vini Vici, “Don’t Give Up On Me” with Julie Bergan and “This Is How We Party” with Icona Pop, accompanied by a hot streak 2019 remixes he did for the likes NOTD, Rammstein, Tom Walker, Si Tukker, Danny Ocean, Kygo, The Chainsmokers, P!nk to name a few.
spanish harlem, ny – Fresh f the release Bodega’s Way (a collaborative EP with producer Salaam Remi), Spanish Harlem native Bodega Bamz and his artist Bonnie B are prepping their new project Salsa Con FUEGO — produced entirely by 183rd.
According to Bonnie, the title the project is especially fitting.
“Salsa Con FUEGO … think about it, the name the project speaks for itself,” she tells HipHopDX. “We them Latin motherfuckers that are fire, period.”
The process creating the project was something the duo both describe as exceptionally fluid and fun.
“I’ve known 183rd for over a decade,” Bamz notes. “I met him before he started producing. So it’s been fun … very organic. That’s why the music came out fire. He respects the vision.”
Bonnie adds, “183rd made all the beats from scratch in every session. It was a fun experience.”
Bonnie and Bamz first connected back in 2014 when Bonnie was about three years into her career.
“Rapping was a secret passion mine,” she says, adding that she started as a socialite hosting parties and events in the lower east side. “I saw a few artists rising out the underground scene, so I decided to drop a record and see what the feedback was.”
It was her work as an event planner that put her on the Bamz’s radar.
“I discovered Bonnie downtown at party. She had a lot woman with her looking like a female pimp,” he says. “I saw some her music videos and said, ‘Nah shorty is dope, I see potential here.’”
Initially connecting with Bamz’s brother Ohla (a producer and videographer) Bonnie was brought into the fold the Tanboys movement — a collective artists that includes Bamz, Ohla, Lil’ Eto, Kanary Black, Tanboy Luka and Rossi Rock (among others). She’s also the face the brand’s counterpart, Tangirls.
The two have collaborated numerous times, but this is their first collaborative full-length body work.
“He always pushes me to exceed outside my comfort zone,” Bonnie says working Bamz. “When we collaborate, it’s a whole nostalgic vibe. We grew up on the late 90s and early 2000s Hip Hop, so we are always playing around with old rap or R&B melodies — but giving it that tan sound.”
Bodega Bamz, Bonnie B and 183rd’s Salsa Con FUEGO is dropping soon. Stream the first single from the project, “How Bout Dat,” above.
We hear it almost every weekday morning like clockwork. “Morning, everybody it’s DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God and we are The Breakfast Club. We have a special guest for you this morning…” We all “sing-along” to the catchphrase that starts off some of the best interviews in Hip Hop. I had the chance to catch with one-third of the popular Breakfast Club morning show DJ Envy who has partnered with Chevrolet’s award-winning Discover the Unexpected program to give students of HBCU’s a head start into a career in journalism.
The program took 6 journalist majors from different HBCU’s on an unexpected journey of professional and personal self-discovery while gaining new tools along the way. They visited places where Black own newspapers used to inform their community and taught the fellows more about journalism then at the end of the program the fellows received $10,000 in scholarships and certificates of completion.
“I didn’t have that opportunity when I graduated from Hampton.” Envy goes on to point out that a big reason he agreed to join forces with Chevrolet on this program was they picked students from Hampton, Howard, Grambling and other HBCU’s to get this head start on their career. “I absolutely positively wanted to be part of this. Also, the fact that they got a brand new Chevy Blazer that was relaunched and we haven’t seen them in years and I thought that was really dope.”
Envy, a queens native, feel in love with cars growing up on the rough streets of the New York borough. He would see the biggest pushers and bad boys driving around in the nicest cars and he would play the “That’s My Car!” game, where kids would shout out and acknowledge the best cars they’ve seen as theirs. Luckily for Envy, a neighborhood friend showed him he could get those cool cars another way. He credits DJ Clue to showing him the ropes about becoming a DJ. So once he started doing well, he started buying all the cars he wanted as a child and the passion for fly cars stuck.
Envy went from selling mixtapes to the radio after the government started cracking down on the mixtape business. So he transitioned into radio and even though he reports on the news, and interviews the biggest rappers, actors, and politicians in the game he doesn’t consider himself a journalist. “I just consider myself a real talker. I didn’t go to school for journalism, I went to school for business management and marketing.” Envy was a very successful DJ, but when the game changed he decided to make a plan for his future. “I couldn’t sell mixtapes forever!”
So Envy learned everything about the radio business he could, from the microphones to the soundboards and after realizing he wouldn’t get his dream job on Hot 97, he went over to Power 105.1. He started in afternoons and then reluctantly went to mornings and the rest is history.
Now with Chevrolet, he is sharing his knowledge and using his brand to give back which is a very noble thing to do. To find out more about the Discover The Unexpected Program click here.
Featuring atmospheric breaks, booming bass-filled drops and an unique cosmic atmosphere to the track as a whole, “World Collide” is the perfect blend between dancefloor ready heavy dubstep beats and atmospheric musical storytelling. The energy the track is good from start to finish, the dynamics supported with great use beats and percussion even on the breakdown parts and the transitions from breakdowns to drops are smooth and powerful, the build-ups creating great tension before the release the bass to come, which in turn gives the track a good level cohesion and further reinforces it’s unique atmosphere. Definitely check this out out if you’re a bass head looking for something new and fresh!
Quintino has been playing a lead role this festival season prodiving us with a series of exciting hit singles. As it now seems, these are all part of an ambitious debut , titled ‘Bright Nights’, set for release next month! Now, he brings perhaps the album’s most pop styled record, teaming up with AFSHeeN, featuring Cher Lloyd on the guitar driven ‘Don’t Lose Love’ – out now on Spinnin’ Records.
“When we started working on the album I had the idea of having one track on the album that was more for radio and to listen to. When I met up with AFSHeeN in LA we worked on this track and I was sold straigth away. Cher’s vocal pushed the track to the next level, just happy to have this one on the album!” – Quintino
Working up anticipation for the release of his debut album, Quintino serves a powerful new single here, teaming up with Los Angeles producer/songwriter AFSHeeN for ‘Don’t Lose Love’. Featuring Cher Lloyd on fierce vocal duty, it’s a blazing track that leans heavy on its guitar riffs and twisting electronic effects, a product of AFSHeeN’s inventive songwriting that brings back memories of raw electro rock. For sure, it rocks hard, while the driving kicks and chorus make sure the dancefloor keeps moving.
“Quintino and I met up in LA and I played him the demo of the song. He really liked it and decided to work on it together. When he went back to Amsterdam he started working on the track and sent me a mix. I really loved the direction and worked on it further in my studio in LA. I reached out to Cher Lloyd whom I had worked with in the past and written many together. I felt she was the right artist for the song. She recorded the vocals in London and sent me the files and we finalized the record.” – AFSHeeN
“I’m so excited to feature on this incredible song. From the second I got into the booth it felt special. I can’t wait for everyone to create their own memory and connection with it just as I did.” – Cher Lloyd
The result is a wonderful blend of two producers’ sounds, working up something fresh and invigorating, using Lloyd’s vocals for something that’s as energetic as it is unexpected.
Quintino x AFSHeeN – ‘Don’t Lose Love’ (feat. Cher Lloyd)
DJ-Producer, Henry Fong, has recently released a new anthem that has been filling the air this summer at many music festivals around the world. “Rave Tool” is an intense yet dance-worthy track that is absolutely incredible. The fast tempo and rapid bassline will have anyone jumping off the walls, making it impossible to stand still. The new single has gained much support from many popular artists such as , Dillon Francis, , and Showtek. Obviously, if some of your favorite artists are playing the track in their sets, then it is probably time that you did too.
Henry Fong had a few things to say about his inspiration for the new song:
“I actually made the song the day Keith from Prodigy died. I went in the studio and had the intention of creating something using really ravey sounds inspired by prodigy, I started playing with rave stabs, 4/4 house beat at 150 bpm and a hardstyle screech”.
What are your thoughts on the new track? Let us know in the comments below.
You can listen to the new single here.
This week in Hip Hop, Lord Jamar continued to cause controversy by explaining why female rappers don’t fit his definition “real Hip Hop.” Also, Little Brother opened up about 9th Wonder’s absence from their recent reunion, and Big Boi showed love to EarthGang after social media lashed out at the duo getting compared to Outkast.
Lord Jamar Vs. Female Rappers
Lord Jamar played Hip Hop curmudgeon once again when he shared his opinion on female rappers during an interview with Battle Code’s Bosschick Raine. The outspoken rapper claimed women don’t measure up to his Hip Hop standards since he can’t resonate with them.
“I like real Hip Hop,” Jamar said. “Like I said, I’m an alpha male. So, certain themes are not gonna resonate with me. Female themes, themes sucker shit, white people themes. There’s a lot shit that I wouldn’t resonate with. But I resonate with positive, militant, gangsta, sometimes misogynistic music. I’m just keeping it real.”
He added, “I don’t want my girls telling me about man shit,” he declared. “I don’t want children telling me about man shit. That’s why I can’t listen to these little niggas. I’m not gon’ let no young nigga tell me how to move in this world nor am I gonna let a female tell me about man shit. It’s not gonna happen.”
Jamar’s comments later elicited a reaction from his Yanadameen GODCAST co-host Rah Digga after she was questioned about his take.
“That’s his opinion,” she wrote. “And the second last thing I care about (the last being ANYBODY’S opinion on ANYTHING) is Lord Jamar’s opinion on female rappers.”
Rah was just one the many people to weigh in on Jamar’s take. HipHopDX’s own Kyle Eustice highlighted his contradictions and fired back at his claims in an editorial.
Read more about Jamar’s views on female rappers here.
Little Brother Reveals Why 9th Wonder Wasn’t Part Of Their Reunion Album
On a recent episode The Premium Pete Show, Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh finally opened up about 9th Wonder’s absence from Little Brother’s reunion album May The Lord Watch. The duo detailed how 9th went from originally being involved to out the mix completely.
“9th] didn’t want other producers on the album,” Phonte said. “Then it became a thing ‘Well when we tour, what if I just do the festival dates and DJ] Flash do the regular dates?’ I was just like, ‘Dude, no.’ If we’re gonna do this, either you’re all the way in or all the way out. And if there’s any reason why you can’t do that or won’t, let’s talk about it. But this is the exact same problem we ran into 10 years ago when we became a duo.”
The conflicts over production and 9th’s disinterest in touring led to Phonte and Pooh doing a clean break for their return LP.
“Once we decided to start over, we told him, ‘You can take your beats back,’” Pooh said. “We’re gonna actually start over.”
Check out all the details about why 9th wasn’t part Little Brother’s reunion here.
Big Boi Co-Signs EarthGang Following Social Media Outrage
EarthGang suddenly became the talk social media when the t-maligned YesJulz compared them to Outkast.
“Earthgang is like the OutKast this generation only with two Andre’s,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m so here for it. & don’t fuckin @ me.”
Her opinion sparked an onslaught comments about Outkast and EarthGang with many criticizing YesJulz for disrespecting Big Boi. But the man himself took the high road when the subject came up in his Breakfast Club interview.
“When you reach god MC status, it’s hard for people to see you up in these clouds,” he noted. “You just gotta pull the tape, man. 25 years, I’ve won everything, done everything in music and personally. I’m so proud now I was able to maintain my family, my wife, I got three kids in college.”
He also showed love to EarthGang, who recently dropped their Mirrorland album on J. Cole’s Dreamville Records.
“I fuck with a lot young artists],” he said. “J. Cole’s and the Kendrick’s, I even like EarthGang. I listen to everything. I’m listening to the Gunna’s, the Lil Baby’s, the Young Thug’s — I love the melodies he use.”
Read more about Big Boi and EarthGang here.
#DXCLUSIVES: Carnage The Executioner, Tuxedo and Gangstagrass
Carnage The Executioner Reveals How He Lost 100 LBS. In “Eat To Live” Video
Carnage The Executioner talked to HipHopDX about his weight loss as part the premiere for his “Eat To Live” video.
“I decided that I didn’t want to be overweight anymore,” Carnage told DX. “I didn’t want to be 150 pounds overweight. So, I started thinking about my relationship with food and how it’s pretty much helped me stay bigger than I need to be.”
Check out Carnage’s “Eat To Live” video here.
Tuxedo’s Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One Talk DOOM Collab & 2 Chainz’s Fashion Sense
DX caught up with Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One to discuss their Tuxedo III album, which dropped earlier this summer. In the conversation, the duo explained how the DOOM collaboration on the LP came to be.
“The funny thing about that song is I actually did that when I was working on a follow-up to White Van Music,” Jake revealed. “So this was 10 years ago. We started that song and we recorded it the same day as me and Mayer’s ‘So Good.’ It wasn’t on the first album because I thought I was going to use it for something else.”
Read the full interview with Tuxedo here.
Gangstagrass’ R-Son: The Old Town Road Was Paved By Us
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” became music’s hottest single this year, but Gangstagrass member R-Son believes his group deserves credit for paving the way for the country trap hit.
“The only reason he was able to get to an ‘old town road’ is because Gangstagrass had already paved it,” he told DX. “And that is 100 percent true. This is just my personal opinion. This is not the Gangstagrass view on that record this is strictly R-Son The Voice Of Reason. I felt like that record was very much a ploy to get somebody out there. They got people involved in listening to a wider range things. If that happened I’m fine with it.”
Check out the entire interview with R-Son here.
Beyoncé has unexpectedly announced a new television project. After releasing her Netflix documentary Homecoming in April, Queen Bey will premiere a special titled Making The Gift on ABC on Monday night (September 16).
The special will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making The Lion King: The Gift, the Beyoncé-curated compilation that dropped in July. The album featured contributions by notable artists such as JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Tierra Whack and Pharrell.
— ABeyC (@ABCNetwork) September 15, 2019
The Lion King: The Gift was inspired by Disney’s 2019 remake The Lion King, which starred Beyoncé.
“Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation,” she said in a press release. “It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”
Making The Gift is scheduled to premiere Monday at 10 p.m. Eastern, right after the season premiere ABC’s hit show Dancing With The Stars.
Watch the teaser for the Beyoncé special above.
Wiz Khalifa has landed a role in an upcoming comedy series about poet Emily Dickinson. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Taylor Gang rapper will portray the personification death in the Apple TV Plus show Dickinson.
“We literally put Wiz Khalifa on our tone board as this would be the dream, like he’s the aesthetic we want Death to have and then somehow we magically got Wiz Khalifa, so that was incredible,” series creator Alena Smith told EW.
She added, “I wanted Death to be the coolest guy in the world because Emily is in love with Death. Part the story the season is about her coming to a more realistic and mature understanding Death, but where she begins is a kind Goth worship death. I just really wanted it to be someone that you would genuinely get excited to see.”
Khalifa’s co-star Hailee Steinfeld, who plays Emily Dickinson, also shared her excitement regarding his involvement in the show.
“I’m a huge fan him in general, so the fact that we were able to get him to do the show was so exciting and he loved the idea it,” she told EW. “He read a bunch it, and he was so into it.”
She also noted, “He showed up unbelievably prepared. He’s got the greatest sense humor ever. It was just so fun to have that weird crossover as part our show. It is very different and weird and interesting and exciting, and he is a major element in this show that makes it all those things.”
Dickinson is scheduled to premiere November 1 on Apple TV Plus.
Check out the ficial trailer for the series below.
Los Angeles, CA – Drake has fans acting like amateur detectives simply based on his choice clothing.
Social media sleuths are trying to figure out if the OVO superstar dissed Kanye West by wearing a “Ye must be born again” hoodie to a Lil Keed show in Los Angeles.
Although photos and footage Drake attending the Lil Keed concert quickly emerged online, he posted images himself wearing the hoodie on Instagram. While some observers interpreted it as a sign Drizzy moving on from his beef with Kanye, others saw it as trolling Yeezy’s recent spiritual awakening for the Sunday Service series.
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) September 14, 2019
— 📸 Raven 🎥 (@raven50mm) September 14, 2019
Drake and Kanye’s complicated relationship has opened the door for fans to read into the hoodie’s possible intent. Earlier this year, Drizzy had positive things to say about Ye when the So Far Gone mixtape hit streaming services, but he also referenced the G.O.O.D. Music founder’s wild antics on Twitter.
Only Drake knows the true intentions his hoodie but that won’t stop fans from weighing on the topic.
Check out some their reactions below.
1. This is not kanye merch
2. I’m aware peoplenkn Kanye’s circle wear this
3. Cactus plant flea market has collabed with Ye and Cudi on merch before
4. “Ye” is meant to be read “you” like the old days. It’s biblical.
5. Drake probably used it as a slight shot
— (Charlie Heat Version) (@YESEEGHOSTS) September 14, 2019
The Drake hoodie isn’t Kanye merch but there’s about a 99% chance it’s printed on Yeezy fabric bc Ye have CPFM a bunch his shit to print on it. Point is Drake wore that knowing what the reaction would be
— CHANYE (@traptomcruise22) September 14, 2019
Drake wearing Kanye merch is Drake trolling Kanye. Just so y'all know. And it's funny.
— 🏁YDD🖤🖤🖤 (@YoungKhalooo) September 14, 2019
I’m here for Drake ruining Kanye’s fake spiritual enlightening by dropping an album the same day. Hoodie says it all https://t.co/MW3iAr3Tjc
— Los (@RichHomieChapo) September 15, 2019
lmao folks think that the hoodie drake wore was kanye merch
— Parrish Knox (Joel Embiid and Kanye West fanpage) (@PKnox_16) September 14, 2019
Drake still trolling Kanye on IG with that hoodie. He wants one more bite 😂
— FΔHI 🦇 (@feeFahifum) September 15, 2019
Nah thats the sweater ye tried to sue that company over hes just trolling
— Leon Smith (@leonsmith61722) September 14, 2019
Atlanta, GA – Cardi B is poised to add some more accolades to her résumé. The multi-platinum selling rapper has received 10 nominations for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, leading the list nominees for this year’s ceremony.
J. Cole, Travis Scott and DJ Khaled are tied for the second-most nominations with eight each. Drake will be vying for seven awards while Megan Thee Stallion and the late Nipsey Hussle are in contention for five apiece.
The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards are scheduled to take place in Atlanta on October 5. The event will be televised a few days later on October 8.
Check out all the nominees below.
Best Hip Hop Video
21 Savage – “A Lot” f. J. Cole
Cardi B – “Money”
City Girls – “Twerk” f. Cardi B
DaBaby – “Suge”
Meek Mill – “Going Bad” f. Drake
Travis Scott – “Sicko Mode” f. Drake
Hot Ticket Performer
Megan Thee Stallion
Album the Year
Travis Scott – Astroworld
Meek Mill – Championships
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
DJ Khaled – Father Asahd
Tyler, The Creator – Igor
Dreamville – Revenge the Dreamers 3
Video Director the Year
Bruno Mars & Florent Dechard
Lyricist the Year
MVP the Year
Megan Thee Stallion
Producer the Year
London On Da track
Best Collab, Duo or Group
21 Savage f. J. Cole – “A Lot”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Lil Baby & Gunna – “Drip Too Hard”
Lil Nas X f. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)“
Travis Scott f. Drake – “Sicko Mode”
Single the Year
“Act Up” – Produced by EarlThePearll (City Girls)
“Big Ole Freak” – Produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat (Megan Thee Stallion)
“Money” – Produced by J. White Did It (Cardi B)
“Old Town Road (Remix)“ – Produced by YoungKio (Lil Nas X f. Billy Ray Cyrus)
“Sicko Mode” – Produced by Rogét Chahayed, CuBeatz, OZ, Hit-Boy & Tay Keith (Travis Scott f. Drake)
“Suge” – Produced by Pooh Beatz & JetsonMade (DaBaby)
Best New Hip Hop Artist
Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Jack Harlow – Loose
Kevin Gates – Luca Brasi 3
Megan Thee Stallion – Fever
Roddy Ricch – Feed Tha Streets II
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – 2009
YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae & YBN Nahmir – YBN: The Mixtape
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
21 Savage – “Wish Wish” (DJ Khaled f. Cardi B & 21 Savage)
Cardi B – “Clout” (Offset f. Cardi B)
Cardi B – “Twerk” (City Girls f. Cardi B)
J. Cole – “A Lot” (21 Savage f. J Cole)
Rick Ross – “Money in the Grave” (Drake f. Rick Ross)
Rick Ross – “What’s Free” (Meek Mill f. JAY-Z & Rick Ross)
21 Savage – “A Lot” f. J. Cole
DJ Khaled – “Higher” f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
J. Cole – “Middle Child”
Kap G – “A Day Without a Mexican”
Lizzo – “Tempo” f. Missy Elliott
Youngboy Never Broke Again – “I Am Who They Say I Am” f. Quando Rondo & Kevin Gates
DJ the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Best Hip Hop Online Site/App
All Hip Hop
The Shade Room
Hustler the Year
Best International Flow
Little Simz (U.K.)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Tory Lanez (Canada)