R&Beef: Jacquees & YK Osiris Trade Shots Over "King Of R&B" Claims

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Self-proclaimed “King R&B” Jacquees and new claimer the crown YK Osiris are clashing over the title. After the latter took a jab at the Cash Money singer in a recent interview with Sway Calloway, Jacquees took issue with the comments in a since-deleted Instagram post.

“I was gonna let the little nigga breathe,” he said. “YK Osiris, stop knocking on my fucking door. Stop asking me for big bro advice. Stop. You had my name in your mouth with Sway; that was a mistake. You can’t sing like me lil’ bro. I wanted you to win, I still do. Don’t bring my muthafucking name up. You not on my level — at all.”

The origins the beef can be traced back to October 2 when Osiris declared himself the “King R&B” — a title Jacquees ten likes to claim — in a video shared on Instagram.

“I’m the king RNB this generation ‼️‼️‼️hands down just wait and y’all will know why it’s facts,” he wrote in the caption.

Things escalated when Sway asked Osiris about the bold statement during a recent appearance on MTV’s TRL Top 10. While the up-and-coming singer conceded Chris Brown is most deserving “King R&B” moniker, he also asserted Jacquees wasn’t on the “Worth It” creator’s level.

“Chris Brown, he’s the king, fa sho,” Osiris said. “But you gotta understand, in this generation, ain’t a lot singers. Jacquees, you feel me, I don’t think he really even mess with me like that. Not music-wise. Now vocals, yeah, he got it. But like music? Nah, fa sho.”

Those remarks didn’t sit well with Jacquees, who responded with his above rant social media.

Watch Osiris’ interview that irked Jacquees below.

Pusha T Puts Leakers On Notice: "I Will Make A Decent Example Out Of You"

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Pusha T has issued a warning to whoever’s responsible for leaking his music. The G.O.O.D. Music president sent a message to the guilty party Twitter on Saturday night (October 12).

“alll the leaks is cute, i don’t care for real cause once music is old to me it doesn’t matter,” he wrote. “but i promise u this, if i find out who is leaking it i will make a decent example out u…and no one can stop it, no Kanye, nobody! Just cause u think u can play with me.”

Pusha has been dealing with a barrage leaks, which he’s responded to by releasing mixed and mastered versions tracks such as “Sociopath” and the Lauryn Hill-assisted “Coming Home.” But the leak that may have inspired his tweet is a song titled “Success & Nightmares” that surfaced online over the weekend.

In addition to King Push’s work, Kanye West has experienced a constant flow leaks while fans await his t-delayed Jesus Is King album. Earlier this year, Pusha voiced his frustrations about all the unsanctioned G.O.O.D. Music releases in a comment on Twitter.

“I hate it, luckily we are talented beyond measure and can always cook up more,” he noted. “But I honestly hate it for the sake making an event a song or project, it ruins all that we have in store for u guys.”

Chance The Rapper Will Host & Perform On "Saturday Night Live"

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New York, NY – Chance The Rapper is heading back to Saturday Night Live. SNL has booked the Grammy Award-winning MC as its host and musical guest for the October 26 episode.

Pulling double duty for the iconic sketch show will add Chance to a rare list performers who’ve handled both gigs on a single episode SNL. Previous artists who’ve accomplished the feat include Drake, Queen Latifah, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lopez.

Chance previously performed as SNL‘s musical guest in 2015 and 2016. He hosted for the first time in 2017.

For Chance’s hosting debut, Eminem served as the episode’s musical guest.

Check out some the highlights from Chance’s previous stint as SNL host below.

DMX Cancels Shows & Checks Himself Into Rehab

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DMX is seeking help in his longstanding battle with addiction. The veteran MC’s team announced X checked himself into rehab, which resulted in him canceling some previously booked gigs.

“In his ongoing commitment to putting family and sobriety first, DMX has checked himself into a rehab facility,” X’s reps wrote on Instagram. “He apologizes for his cancelled shows and thanks his fans for their continued support.

The multi-platinum selling artist’s trip to rehab will be his second stint in the past few years. Prior to serving time in prison for tax evasion, X spent months in rehab during 2017.

X was scheduled to perform at a Three 6 Mafia reunion show in Mississippi on Saturday night (October 12). He was replaced by the Ying Yang Twins.

The Ruff Ryders rapper was also supposed to be part the lineup for Rolling Loud New York. X was slated to take the stage on Sunday (October 13) along with artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, DaBaby, Pusha T, Action Bronson and Denzel Curry.

Rapsody Details Why All Hip Hop Needs All Flavors Of Women

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Hollywood, CA – Rapsody‘s EVE is one the best albums 2019. It’s the reason why HipHopDX bestowed a a perfect rating to the project in our ficial review.

For Rapsody, EVE is the culmination years hard work. The Grammy Award-nominated artist recently stopped by HipHopDX HQ and spoke about her journey as well as all her accomplishments in a lengthy conversation.

From waiting for her J. Cole feature to come through to JAY-Z finally responding to her email after joining Roc Nation, Rapsody is an open back. In the converation, she discusses her style rap versu the so-called “stripper rap” that Jermaine Dupri coined earlier this year.

“I always looked at it like it’d be dope to have balance and give everybody the same opportunity,” she says. “I want Tierra Whack to have that same opportunity as everybody else. Leikeli-47, as well as Megan The Stallion and Cardi B, because we need all flavors women. Everybody don’t want to listen to me 24/7 because I don’t want to listen to me 24/7. I need a different vibe. I’m about to go to the club and turn up! I’m about to play ‘Bodak Yellow.’”

Elsewhere in the interview, Rapsody reveals why Queen Latifah‘s feature on the EVE cut “Hatshepsut” is her favorite and fers five mantras that help keep her grounded.

“You can’t be a better version anybody but yourself so there’s no need to go chasing trends,” she explains. “That basically means that there was no reason for me to try to chase and go be a Nicki Minaj because I can’t be a better version her than she is.

“There’s only one her, so I’m going to always be a Part B if I do that. Nobody can be another me. I don’t like when people be like, “Oh, you’re like this generation’s Lauryn Hill.” No, I’m not. There’s only one Lauryn Hill. I’m not a female Kendrick Lamar either. I’m just me. That’s always kept me grounded to always remind me to be yourself. You are enough.”

Watch the full Rapsody interview above.

Dax Drops Bloody “Dear God” Visual

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Following a rollout that began on September 29, and culminated in a new Tattoo reveal on October 5, Canadian MC Dax released his brand new single and provocative visual “Dear God” on October 10 — a song he hopes will promote healthy dialogue about religion.

The track, as he explains, is simply unanswered questions — and in no way an attempt to turn atheists into believers (à la Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks”).

“As I grew older I drifted away from church] because I think I was never properly explained why I should be there,” he wrote Instagram.

“I’ve had this ‘Dear God’ idea for a while but could never finish writing it because I didn’t feel I had enough life experiences,” he adds. “Now at 25 I feel ‘somewhat’ ready.”

From beef with Tory Lanez to viral singles and a two-month tour with rapper Tech Nine, Dax is having quite an eventful year. Currently, he’s set to cap f 2019 with his first 23-date headlining tour, kicking-f Friday (October 18) in San Antonio, Texas.

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Largely, he managed to keep the same energy he had in his interview with HipHopDX in January 2019 — and cross a large number items f the list goals he made public on his social media.

Though his EP Fuck Love has yet to materialize, he’s maintained a steady momentum.

Stream the visual for Dax’s “Dear God” above.

Joe Budden Dubs Logic "One Of The Worst Rappers To Ever Grace A Microphone"

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New York, NY – Joe Budden never shies away from expressing his feelings — ever. And his unfiltered opinion on Logic is no exception.

During a recent episode The Joe Budden Podcast, the Slaughterhouse vet dubbed the bespectacled artist “easily one the worst rappers to ever grace a microphone” after listening to French Montana’s “Twisted” single featuring A$AP Rocky, Juicy J and, course, Logic.

‘I’m going to be honest with you,” he continued. ‘I don’t know what they tell you at Def Jam, I know you sold a lot records, I know you sell out a whole bunch tours and I know just how successful you are, I have to be honest — you are horrible, man.”

When Budden got a little pushback from his co-hosts Rory and Mal, he joked that was enough to bring him out rap retirement.

“He is really bad,” he says. “He is really bad. But why am I the only one? C’mon y’all. You can say it.”

This isn’t the first time (and likely won’t be the last) Budden has criticized Logic. In a Year-End Special for Revolt, he and Charlamagne Tha God both clowned the Maryland-bred artist for how frequently he mentions he’s biracial.

Lucas & Steve Rework 80's Classic Into Touching New Dance Anthem

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With several worldwide hit singles under their belt, Dutch duo Lucas & Steve now return with perhaps its most anticipated single of the year. ‘Perfect’ sees the guys revive an all-time classic as inspiration for a powerful piece of dance music, featuring the vocal work of fellow Dutch singer-songwriter Haris. Things are perfect when this duo gets its hands on such a lively tune – out now on Spinnin’ Records.

Of course, hit duo Lucas & Steve knows how to drop a dance gem, and ‘Perfect’ underlines it like no other. Featuring Haris on inspiring vocals, the record brings touching piano chords and upwinding house vibes along with a chorus that beautifully reworks the 80’s classic ‘Take On Me’ by A-ha. The result is an ultimate blend of a timeless pop melody with contemporary dance sounds, a record that has the potential to turn into a worldwide hit again!

“Being open to new experiences and giving things in life a shot might take you closer to perfection. Love and new friendship just might be around the corner if you live your life to the fullest. It’s exactly what we wanted to capture in this song. We wrote it so passionately that we are so thrilled that it’s finally out.”  Lucas & Steve

Interview: Ice-T Reveals How He's Stuck Around For So Long: "I'm Not Delusional"

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Ice-T put out his first solo album, Rhyme Pays, in 1987. Thirty-two years later, he’s getting ready to drop another Body Count album and has just released two new solo videos — “Feds In My Rearview” and “Too Old For The Dumb Shit.” 

To say he’s slowed down would be categorically false. Not only has he maintained a music career for over three decades, but he’s also held on to his role as Detective/Sergeant Odafin Tutuola on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for the past 19 years.

What’s he secret? These days, artists are chewed up and spit out like they’re being shoved through a revolving door. But Ice is still here.

In Part II the HipHopDX interview, the Body Count frontman talks career longevity, his upcoming Body Count album Carnivore and his long awaited Schoolly D collaboration.

HipHopDX: You’re working on some solo stuff, too. We just put up that second video, but you decided to do them out order, like the Star Wars movies, correct?

Ice-T: What happened was, I got the new Body Count album. We’re starting to mix it now. So, there was a lot requests like, “Do some rap shit” and I truly wasn’t motivated. I know the new sound is different. One the reasons I’m still around is because I’m not delusional; I know that rap radio isn’t going to play anything from me in rotation. It’s just not going to happen. I had my day and they’re not playing anybody new. They wouldn’t play the best Ghostface Killah record. They won’t play Big Daddy Kane. They won’t play Public Enemy. They’re not going to put us in rotation ever again.

We might get on the mix shows; we’d get on that type stuff, but you’re not going to have that hit record that you might’ve had in the past. So, I wasn’t really motivated. I was like, “Eh, nah.”

HipHopDX: Like been there, done that.

Ice-T: Yeah, I just wasn’t. So finally we just thought maybe we’d make some videos where the music was just as important as the video. I came up with this idea to do three songs and we’ll put those out like a mini EP or something. That’s where the idea came from. So, I got with my producer that did the Seventh Deadly Sin album, Ace. He’s in L.A. — a Mexican kid named DJ Ace. I said, “Send me some tracks. I’m about to do three songs.”

Ice-T: The first one was “Feds In My Rearview,” so we put that out just to check the temperature and the response on my Instagram was insane. I didn’t get one negative comment. Everybody was like, “Yes, yes.” People were thirsty like, “Goddamn man!”

HipHopDX: It’s about time, Ice!

Ice-T: Yeah, exactly. And they wanted to see me do my gangster shit, so they was excited. So we did “Feds” and then we put out the prequel, which is called “Too Old For The Dumb Shit,” which has the cameo with Chanel and Coco.

HipHopDX: That was sweet.

Ice-T: Yes, thank you. The last song is going to be called “The Hanging,” which is a play on the old saying, “the catching’s before hanging.” So what happens in that last standf is yet to be seen, but it’s going to turn out to be more excitement and action in the last one. The last song is up-tempo and pretty crazy. It should be the best song, like I’m trying to make them get better. “Too Old For the Dumb Shit” is slow, “Feds” is fast and the next one is hectic.

HipHopDX: So then do you have a release date ready for that one yet or is it still in progress?

Ice-T: Nah. Right now, I’m going back and forth between the tracks. I’m no rush. This is just something to do …

HipHopDX: … for fun?

Ice-T: Yeah, for fun and to feed my rap fans while I get ready to drop this Body Count record. I’m doing this more just to show people I can do it. Like, their whole theory is, “Oh, can you still rap?” Yeah, muthafucka, I can still rap.

HipHopDX: Yes, course you can. Body Count has been putting out stuff forever. The last album came out in ’17, right? It hasn’t been that long.

Ice-T: Bloodlust came out, yes, in ’17. Carnivore, we’re supposed to turn it in in October, so we’ll be turning it in this month. And it’s pretty crazy. I think it’s actually … I don’t know if it’s more digestible, but it’s got some really good songs on here that people are going to dig, got some hard, hard shit. Got one called “No Remorse” that’s very aggressive. It’s good songs. We’ll put it out and see what the fans do. I try to make records that I want to perform.

HipHopDX: People love you. I can’t wait for this Schoolly D collaboration. People definitely are still hungry for Ice-T, or thirsty, I should say (laughs).

Ice-T: I just try to put out quality stuff. I wanted my videos to be quality. I don’t want to put out nothing for the sake putting it out, you know? I want to put out stuff that people are like, “Oh wow, that’s different. Oh, that’s like a movie. Oh, look. Oh, that was cool.” If look at “Feds,” they’re linked. We linked the two songs together, so they play one right into the next.

HipHopDX: I realized that. It’s clever.

Ice-T: Yeah. Yeah. And that hasn’t been done, so I’m always trying to come up with a creative way to do something. I get bored.

HipHopDX: I feel like it’d be hard to get bored these days with everything you have going on.

Ice-T: You can get jaded. How many times am I going to see somebody standing by a swimming pool with girls twerking and you throwing money, you know?

HipHopDX: (Laughs) I’m so sick it. You aren’t the only one. I heard Chuck D found about this Schoolly D and Ice-T collab and wanted to get involved.

Ice-T: Yeah, that’s true. I don’t know if Chuck’s voice is on it. I think Chuck re-mixed it and I think Chuck does the intro on it. Schoolly sent me one version it. The way they edited it was like, “Hold up, man,” so he said he sent me another one. That’s Schoolly’s song. I’m waiting on him to put it out. I’m sure I’ll know. I don’t know if we’re going to shoot a video. He sent me a thing saying that there’s going to be a record release party, so course, I’m going to pop up there. I just want to go see him sing “PSK.” I really don’t give a fuck who’s going. I just want to see him perform.

HipHopDX: I want to see that, too.

Ice-T: “Smoke Some Kill” and “Gucci Time” — all that old shit.

HipHopDX: I just got my own local Hip Hop radio show. It’s on just a community radio station, and I can play whatever I want. The other day I started f with “PSK” and then I went into “6 In The Morning” and then went into N.W.A — just kind did a whole gangster rap segment, and it’s dope that I’m able to do that. I’ll definitely be putting your new tracks in rotation, too.

Ice-T: Well, I appreciate that. I mean, that’s how the underground lives. The underground lives on small college radio stations and the independent radio stations, where they don’t want to play the stuff that’s on commercial radio station all day. They’re playing other stuff, and that’s where you thrive, so I appreciate it.

Check out Part I HipHopDX’s interview with Ice-T here. 

NYPD Wants Casanova, Pop Smoke & More Removed From Rolling Loud Lineup

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

Queens, NY – The Fader has obtained a letter from the New York City Police Department requesting several acts be removed from the Rolling Loud Festival lineup, including Casanova, Pop Smoke, Sheff G, Don Q and 22GZ.

The event takes place on Saturday (October 12) and Sunday (October 12) at the Citi Field in Queens but because each artist’s alleged gang affiliations, the NYPD doesn’t want them to participate.

The letter reads in part, “The above listed performers have been affiliated with recent acts violence citywide. The New York City Police Department believes if these individuals are allowed to perform, there will be a higher risk violence. I look forward to working with you in an effort to keep this event safe.”

NYPD Wants Casanova, Pop Smoke & More Removed From Rolling Loud Lineup

Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif explained Twitter the festival organizers will still pay every artist their full performance fees and try to book them at other Rolling Loud festivals around the country.

“I can’t speak on this much,” he wrote. “but I want everyone to know that we are still paying all those artists full booking fees AND sending them fers for future Rolling Loud’s in other cities.”

Rolling Loud has a packed lineup this weekend. Travis Scott, Wu-Tang Clan, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert are just a handful the acts booked for the event.

Black Cartoon Characters Every ‘Black Twitter’ Member Should Try This Halloween

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Halloween is upon us and now is the perfect time to start figuring out your hollow’s day costume. DIY costumes are usually the most fun looks to do — but this year, we’re ditching the traditional black cat and witch costume for creative looks inspired by the culture. What’s more creative and innovative than cartoon characters? Black cartoon characters.

Folks have already started tweeting things like, “Trying to figure out which black girl superhero/cartoon I wanna be this upcoming Halloween.”

Well, we got you! Check out these animated Black characters and start brainstorming you’re 2018 Halloween look:

These Hilariously Honest Tweets Prove Nobody Cares About Columbus Day

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Columbus Day is one of those holidays where you’re not sure which institutions are open or closed — but you do know that it’s one of those weird American moments that should not be celebrated.

Leave it Twitter to keep it all the way trill about  Christopher Columbus  — you know, the guy who took full responsibility for discovering a continent that already had people on it — and all the reasons why we shouldn’t be celebrating his life.  Especially in 2019:

For people of color, we usually disagree when it comes to most things. But for Columbus Day, we can all agree that it’s BS and FOS.

Fortunately, the majority of the country is starting to realize it too. On Tuesday, The DC Council voted to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

CNN reports:

Councilmember David Grosso proposed the “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Emergency Declaration Act of 2019.” Grosso has championed the bill for the past five years in efforts to honor indigenous people and their contributions.

So with that being said, to hell with Columbus Day this year, and every year.

And remember, the only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace. Hit the flip for tweets that proves no one GAF about Columbus Day.