New York, NY – Following Eminem’s Nick Cannon diss on Fat Joe’s single “Lord Above,” the Wild ‘N Out host returned fire with not one but two diss tracks aimed at Slim Shady earlier this week — “The Invitation” featuring Suge Knight and “Pray For Him” with The Black Squad.
During an appearance on Sway In The Morning, Griselda brethren Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn and Benny The Butcher were asked to weigh in on the beef. While they seemed to agree that no one should cross Griselda, they had opposing views on participating in the e-battle.
“I heard the song,” Benny admitted. “There’s one say I can say about it. Them niggas wildin’ out. Niggas wilding out. That’s Marshall. You gotta get in your bag. You have to. This rap, this competitive. You have to dig deep in your bag. They hear the David Goliath story, everybody try to go to war with a slingshot. Them niggas had a slingshot.”
Then Westside jumped in with, “I don’t battle rap. I got two Billboards in Time’s Square though. I got half a million in jewelry, I don’t have to battle rap” before Conway added, “Where I’m from, niggas call me when it’s time for other shit to do. I ain’t with all that rap shit and all that.”
Westside then elaborated on his stance, explaining it’s “clout shit” to hop on a diss track in defense the person directly involved in the beef.
“These are grown men, 40 years old trying to rap against each other right now,” he said. “It’s deeper than that. In the culture it’s respect, because that goes back to the beginning time. I respect it, but for what I do personally, I haven’t even heard it – I don’t want to hear it. For what? We got other things we want to do, Chinegun WWCD] out right now.”
But Benny didn’t necessarily see a problem with it.
“I doubt Em would ask niggas, cause he got that,” Benny says. “But if he asks me, would I do it? I’m not gon’ lie, I probably would if he asked me. If Em walked in this room right now like what you doing after this?”
Westside concluded, “That’s the difference between Westside Gunn and Benny. But one thing’s for sure, don’t nobody want no problems with us. I’m putting that on the record. That’s anybody.”
Finally, Conway wrapped up the discussion by dismissing Cannon altogether.
“We loved when Jay and Nas were going at each other cause they were both ill,” he said. “When Beans and Kiss was going at it, you knew you had to watch that. That’s why I don’t think Eminem’s going to respond. It’s Nick Cannon.”
Griselda dropped the WWCD album last month. The project featured Shady, 50 Cent and Raekwon, among others.
Watch the full interview above.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has landed in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart for the second holiday season in a row with 35.1 million streams — despite Christmas still being 13 days away.
But Macklemore is here to challenge the pop diva with “It’s Christmas Time” featuring U.K. soul singer Dan Capler and his eldest daughter Sloane, his first holiday-themed song.
With references to holiday film classics such as A Christmas Story and A Wonderful Life, the track seamlessly ties together past and present with his signature sense humor peppered throughout.
“Every year around Christmas time I think to myself, ‘Just do it Ben. Make the song. You can be the new Mariah Carey,’” Macklemore wrote on Instagram. “Well, this year I finally am.”
“It’s Christmas Time” is co-produced by Tyler Dopps and Josh “Budo” Karp. Macklemore will perform the song on Ellen next Wednesday (December 18).
Listen to the track above.
Los Angeles, CA – In a recent interview with HipHopDX, 1TakeJay expressed his delight in the finished G.O.A.T. mixtape product and the same can be said for the latest single, ‘Arco 2.’
While the audio alone can set any party ablaze, 1TakeJay and director Juddy Remixdem decided to up the ante with their resourcefulness.
“‘Arco 2’ is for sure the most lit three minutes on the project,” he tells HipHopDX. “I made it a public video shoot — posted it on the ‘Gram like pull up to this Arco gas station. No permit, no permission, just pull up. I felt like it gave the fans a chance to have fun with me and be in the video. The gas station was packed and we were able to shoot for an hour until the police came so we switched locations.”
From there, the octane levels got turned up to new — and dangerous — levels.
“At the new location, we sprayed over $100 worth gas on the floor, stopped the intersection on Wilmington and Rosecrans for 30 minutes to do donuts and by the time we finished we had to flee the area because the police brought the helicopter out this time,” he concluded.
You can see it all right there in the ficial “Arco 2” video above. For more updates, check 1TakeJay’s interview here.
The multi-platinum selling rapper died on Sunday (December 8) after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport. Although his ficial cause death hasn’t been determined, he reportedly took a handful Percocets prior to his death in an effort to evade police.
In the statement, Wallace addresses Juice Wrld’s struggles with prescription drug abuse and says she hopes his story will inspire others to get clean.
“We loved Jarad with all our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short,” Wallace said. “As he ten addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency. Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it.
“Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction. We hope the conversations he started in his music and his legacy will help others win their battles as that is what he wanted more than anything. We know that Jarad’s legacy love, joy and emotional honesty will live on.”
The “Lucid Dreams” mastermind was only 21 at the time his death. Drug overdoses have led to the deaths countless artists, most recently Lil Peep and Mac Miller who both died in their 20s.
“We ain’t doing it no more,” he said. “Period. If ain’t weed, we ain’t doing it no more. when I saw we, I mean us as a group, us as a whole — the whole emo music. No drugs.”
New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday (December 18).
Before his fate is sealed, the incarcerated rapper has penned a letter to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in New York City, begging him for a lighter sentence and apologizing for his crimes.
In the letter, obtained by TMZ, 6ix9ine expressed regret for his actions and admitted he wasn’t being true to himself. At the same time, he accepted full responsibility for his role in the situation.
“I realize that I placed myself in this position with the choices I made,” he wrote in part. “I know that I am not a victim because my actions contributed to this mess. I have had plenty time to reflect and since the time my I arrest I have asked myself, ‘Are you remorseful because what happened or because you were caught?’
“I now know that I am remorseful for what happened because I was blessed with a gift an opportunity that most people dream but I squandered it by getting involved with the wrong people and misrepresenting myself when I should have been true to myself and my fans.”
The polarizing rap figure also issued an apology to those affected by his criminal activity and promised he would change his behavior if given the opportunity.
“I’m sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess I contributed to,” he continued. “I’m truly sorry for the harm that I’ve caused. If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I’ve made.”
The letter is signed with his government name, Daniel Hernandez.
6ix9ine was arrested on racketeering charges in November 2018 alongside former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan.
During the trial alleged Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack and Anthony “Harv” Ellison in October, 6ix9ine admitted under oath he’d agreed to cooperate with the federal government only one day after his arrest.
His testimony helped convict both Mack and Ellison multiple felonies stemming from their illegal activity. Ellison was found guilty kidnapping in aid racketeering as well as racketeering conspiracy and maiming and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid racketeering, while Mack was found guilty racketeering conspiracy and narcotics trafficking.
Earlier this month, United States Attorney Gefrey S. Berman submitted a letter to the judge recommending 6ix9ine’s sentence should be reduced, explaining he was integral to the entire case. Due to 6ix9ine’s cooperation, it’s possible he could be free as early as January 2020.
Read the full letter here.
In September 2018, Machine Gun Kelly dropped his dissed track, “Rap Devil,” which was aimed at the Missouri native. Following the release the diss record, the 39-year-old contemplated whether or not he should release his MGK-assisted single.
“Truth to be told, I called Marshall and I was like, ‘I got a record with homie MGK] and I really, really like it. DJ Paul produced it.’ Eminiem] was like, ‘Man, fuck it, dude. Run it. People need to hear that. People want to hear that,’” Yelawolf explained during a conversation with HipHopDX.
The Trunk Muzik artist revealed that Eminem has always been a supporter his career.
“Marshall has always been selfless with me and what I do, always. I can say that. He’s always been a champion for me… If it works for me, he’s behind it.”
Check out the entire interview clip above.
CunninLynguists members Deacon The Villain and Natti have teamed up with frequent collaborator Sheisty Khrist for some new Off Daze tracks in 2019. After dropping the songs “Where Do We Go Now?” and “Sun Moon Stars” in recent months, the trio premieres their latest single “Makes Me Wander” on HipHopDX.
“The Off Daze is just a celebration collaboration but in a Parliament-Funkadelic way,” Deacon tells DX. “Though the hooks and bridges are primarily written by Natti, Sheisty or myself, we might have ANYBODY do the vocal for it. We want as many voices as possible. As many textures, vibes and energies as possible to enter the mix.”
He adds, “On ‘Makes Me Wander,’ we have several super talented friends layered throughout the mix. Same for the entire Couple’s Skate album and ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ Many are friends that we’ve known since elementary. People who always had the talent but could never find the time. Others are voices like Fjer, Mayiia or Diamond Ray, who are actively pursuing music careers. All we care is that you’re dope and willing to collaborate.”
Sheisty also spoke to DX about the group’s dynamics.
“As an artist, it’s easy to fall into the trap giving the listener what they are accustomed to hearing,” he noted. “And most times it’s not about merely copying what artist X or artist Y have done, it’s simply giving people something that their ears are already attuned to. If originality equaled success more people would focus on originality. Originality is our starting point.
“The Off Daze makes music that you can feel. You hear it, for sure, but you can actually FEEL our music. We’re not purposely trying to break the mold, we just do. So when you hear songs like ‘Sun Moon Stars,’ ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ or ‘Makes Me Wander,’ the mechanics the song are aurally pleasing, but they’re also damn near spiritual. You feel these songs with the entirety your body.”
Stream The Off Daze’s “Makes Me Wander” and watch their “Sun Moon Stars” video above. Check out their “Where Do We Go Now?” single below.
Big Turks member Jamal Gasol returns to focusing on his solo work with a new video for his song “Wavy Flow” produced by Kil. The track appears on his project No Joy Without Pain 3, which dropped earlier this year.
“The beat gave me that old Max B ‘Bad Whiskey’ vibe, so I wanted to keep it playa and do something fly for the people,” Gasol tells HipHopDX. “The lovely EyeCandiMandy came through the shoot and had necks turnin’ crazy in traffic while we filmed. Can you blame them?”
Watch Gasol’s “Wavy Flow” video above.
In July this year, New York-based rapper, A$AP Rocky, was detained in Sweden on charges assault. Rocky, whose birth name is Rakim Mayers, was eventually found guilty, but faced no jail-time in Sweden.
The leader the A$AP Mob recently took the stage on Wednesday (December 11) in Sweden, four months after his legal troubles began.
He fered a free admission to anyone from Sweden’s suburbs and slums — “Whoever from the hood, they get in free,” Rocky announced Instagram.
Earlier this year, rappers and artists boycotted performing in Sweden in protest against Rocky’s detainment and reportedly poor living conditions within the prison. In November, Rocky told Forbes that he would be designing prison uniforms for Swedish prisons. His latest endeavor, fering free admission to the marginalized communities in Sweden, is in an effort to show support to his fans abroad after his month-long jail stint.
Rocky was seen on Instagram earlier today driving around Sweden’s suburbs, which he states are called the “No go zones,” hanging with young musicians and fans.
On Wednesday (December 11), Lizzo celebrated her latest honor Twitter.
“ARE … YOU … NOT … ENTERTAINED?” she wrote in a retweet her eye-catching cover TIME magazine.
ARE… YOU… NOT… ENTERTAINED?!? 🤩
— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 11, 2019
In an interview with TIME, Lizzo spoke on how her eight-year grind finally catapulted her into the spotlight as a chart-topping artist.
“I’ve been doing positive music for a long as time” she said. “Then the culture changed. There were a lot things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream!”
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“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time. Then the culture changed. There were a lot things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream! How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we’ve never seen anything like this before?” – story for @time by Sam Irby
Beyond Lizzo’s accomplishments, the Entertainer the Year has been under scrutiny for flaunting her body lately. Lizzo became a hot topic on social media after posting several nude and nearly-nude photos and videos on Instagram. She sparked lots conversation by twerking to her song “Juice” in a revealing thong during a Los Angeles Lakers game on Sunday (December 8).
After social media weighed-in with countless opinions and critiques the curvy singer’s actions, Lizzo responded Instagram Stories by stating, “I just want to spread that love and also spread these cheeks.”
Check out TIME’s Lizzo cover above.
— NEQA DA DIVA ⭐️ (@Thereal1Uniqua) December 9, 2019
The post that needs no introduction…the New EDM Release Radar! Every week for over two years now we’ve given you the deets on releases before they come out, then when they drop, we hit you with the playlist.
Check out the list below, it’s created via reddit.com/r/edm, , Beatport & Traxsource info, & social media. Let me know if I forgot anything massive!
39 Kingdom – Revival
84Bit – Just a Little Practice
Ae/Sthetic – Passage
Aevion, Salena Mastromani – Up On You
Afrojack, Chico Rose – Sad (Buzzlow Remix/ SLAY Remix)
Ahmed Romel, Simon O’Shine – The Love Potion
Andre Crom – Surge (Re:Axis’ About Love Remix)
Armos – Give Me Your Hand
Art Beatz – 6 MiL
Arturo Sanchez – This Is The House Way
ATFC – Rude Boy
Au5, Nasty Purple – Funk Ain’t Even
Ben Remember – Crafty
Blasterjaxx, Olly James – Life Is Music
Block & Crown, Martina Budde – Don’t Go
Bonnie X Clyde – Leave It All Behind
BOT, VNSSA – What I Want
Cesqeaux, BeauDamian – Fade To Black
Chameleon – The Way It Is (Prospa Remix)
Chico Rose, Afrojack – Sad (Buzz Low Remix)
Chico Rose, Afrojack – Sad (Slay Remix)
Chris Montana, Vinylsurfer – Destino Ibiza
Ciclo – Police Comes to Party
CYB – NOW (Drumcomplex Remix)
D’Angello & Francis – Electric Tribe (Mon)
DARVO, Wavetraxx, Shuba – You Remind Me
Dave202 – Dance
Deefo – Good Lovin
Deeft, Fosko – Feel The Groove
Deepend – Be Yours (Club Mix)
Diago – Aries
Diplo, SIDEPIECE – On My Mind
DJ Wady, Rio Dela Duna – Funk Ya
Dom dolla – San Frandisco (Illyus & Barrientos Remix)
DONT BLINK – HOT PILL
Doubletone, Lin – Hideout
DubVision, Firebeatz – Lambo
Dylhen – Bazinga
Eclipse – Biohazard
EDX – Voltaic
Eptic – Bloodlust (VIP)
Feed Me, Yosie – Little Space
Ferreck Dawn, Shyam P – Remedy
Gary Caos – Smoke Everyday (Jerome Robins Remix)
Gentlemens Club, Zero – Vertigo
Greg Dela, K.O. – Weirdos
Hi3ND, D.N.A – Gaia
Hypaton – Override
J. Worra – I Feel It
Joe Stone – Nothing Else (When I Think of You) (Steff da Campo Remix)
Jonas Blue, Tifa Chen – BillboardLaidback Luke, Unity – Make That Thang Go
KC Lights – You & Me
KPD – To My Beat
Leventina – No Sleep
Low Steppa – Untitled Groove
Lucas & Steve, Haris – Perfect (Gabry Ponte Remix)
Marcus Santoro, Manyfew, Hayley May – For You
Mario Ochoa – Inhuman
Maroon 5 – Memories (Dillon Francis Remix)
, Dean Lewis – Used To Love (Acoustic)
Matonii – Need to Know
Michael Mendoza, NXNY – Get Down
Moody Good, Leotrix – Crackshot
Mr.MoudZ – Trumpet
Murat Salman, Nickobella – Ganesha
Nause, Rebecca & Fiona – Can’t Erase
Neenoo – Pimp Loco
Nickobella, Murat Salman – Ganesha
Nightlapse – Changed Minds
Nitti Gritti, Ookay – Loko
Oliver Heldens – Aquarius
Paul Jockey, Mimmo Errico – Selva Selvaje
Popcorn Poppers – When Doves Cry
Qubiko – Mucho Mas
Rasko – Up & Down
Retrovision – Stop
Richard Grey, Lissat – Hot In Herre
Ricky Remedy, Pe$o, Stoop Lauren – Rockstar
Robb Swinga, Shea Doll – Take My Hand
Rodg – Tell On Me
Roger-M – I Never Thought
Rompasso – Angetenar (Alexander Popov & Paul Oakenfold Remix)
Savin – Losing My Soul
Seven Lions, Excision, Wooli, Dylan Matthew – Another Me (Acoustic)
Shanti V Deerah – Progenitor
SHSTR – Artificial Sunset
Sons of Maria – Miracles
StadiumX, Sebastian Wibe, Mingue – We Are Life
StayLoose, Last Heroes, Soundr – Won’t Look Back
Sultan + Shepard, The Boxer Rebellion – Keep Moving (Sultan + Shepard Reboot)
Suncatcher, Exolight, Sunlight State – Longest Day
Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Magnificence – Monster
Supernova, Mr. V – It’s Time
TAI, CALVO – Acid House (Max Fail Remix)
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Camille Luciani Remix)
Tiesto, Stevie Appleton – Blue
Todd Terry, Danny Rampling, Steve Mac – Underground World (Janika Tenn Remix)
Tom Exo – Unforgotten
Tritonal, Rosie Darling – Never Be The Same (PROFF Remix)
Tritonal – Never Be the Same (Crystal Skies Remix)
Tynan, Krychvn – Shy La Boof
Understate – We Let It Go
Vinai – How I Like It
Wasabi – Ya Habib
WildVibes, Arild Aas – Never Give Up
Will Sparks – Are You Crazy
Yellow Claw, Jon Z, Lil Toe – El Terror
YØUNGBLØØD, Wild Emotion – Never Better
Albums, EP’s, Remix Packs
Acumen, Monastetiq – R.O.D (EP)
AFFKT – Cold Sweat (EP)
andhim – The Remixes Part 2 (EP)
Angel Heredia – My Intox Money (EP)
Archie B – Music Is My Ecstasy (Album)
– A State Of Trance 2019 (Comp)
Bontan – Shake It (EP)
BT – Everything You’re Searching For Is On The Other Side of Fear (Album)
Cele – Danger (EP)
Chicks Luv Us – Who’s Him (EP)
Cyclops – Hellspawn (EP)
Darksidevinyl – Crowd (EP)
David Berrie – Inhibitions (EP)
Deeparture – Disruption Protocol / Royal Dutch (EP)
Dennis Quin – Egoism (EP)
Dirt Monkey – Primatology (LP)
Dub Clap – Alley / Beat n’ Box (EP)
Dubloadz – Houseloads Vol. 1 (EP)
Fabio Neural, DJ Fronter – Brr Baby Brr (EP)
Javi Bora – Ella Quiere Gozar (EP)
John Summit – Stimulate (EP)
Josh Butler – Timezones, Pt. 2 (EP)
Josu Freire – Is My Life (EP)
Juliet Sikora – Beat Dancer (Flashmob Remixes)
Justin Jay – Don’t Trip Like This (EP)
Kinnerman, Moji – One Way Trip to Mars (EP)
Luuk van Dijk – In The District (EP)
Mau5Trap – we are friends vol. 009 (Compilation)
Miane – 1990 (EP)
Murphy’s Law – The Jam (EP)
Nima Gorji – Sunwave Stories (EP)
Ninetoes – Volar La Pluma (Remixes)
Of The Trees – Tanglewood (EP)
Paul Cart, Elle-T – Bouncing (EP)
Peekaboo – Impossible (EP)
Route 94 – Pre Mexico Pill / Straight Up (EP)
Santé – Current II (Remixes, Pt. 2)
Sasha Carassi – Picture: Sasha Carassi (EP)
Soma Soul – Mahana (EP)
The Cheapers – Poems (EP)
The Vinyl Deprecation Society – Phoenix (EP)
Thugfucker – Interdimensional Journeys (EP)
Unknown7 – Clap Your Hands (EP)
Vanita – Asatoma & Urrss (EP)
Various Artists – Dusty Fingers (EP)
Various Artists – Terra Incognita Vol. 4
Various Artists – We Are Friends, Vol. 9
Wheats – Connections (EP)
Will Taylor – Something Special (EP)
Yungness & Jaminn – What to Do (EP)
Zamoras – Bee Ass (EP)
Toronto, Canada – DaBaby’s meteoric rise to stardom over the past year is tough to ignore. On Tuesday (December 10), the North Carolina native received a public cosign from one music’s biggest artists — Drake.
DaBaby was in Toronto as part his KIRK tour. During his set, the 27-year-old surprised his fans by inviting the 6 God to join him onstage.
Drake pulled up on DaBaby in Toronto‼️
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) December 11, 2019
“2018, 2017, I used to watch you rep your city,” Drake said, speaking directly to DaBaby. “I used to watch you love your city. And look, we don’t say this enough to each other as rappers, but I wanna say ‘Congratulations. You killing this shit.’”
DaBaby posted a video clip the moment to his Instagram account with the caption, “Shared the stage w/a legend tonight.”
Before leaving, Drizzy thanked the crowd and updated fans on his next album.
“I love you with all my heart,” he said. “I’mma go back to the crib and try to finish this album up so we can turn up 2020.”
Drake hasn’t released a new solo album since 2018’s Scorpion. In June, he posted an Instagram photo captioned “Album mode,” letting fans know he was back in the studio.
DaBaby, who was recently forced to cancel a show in his hometown Charlotte, is nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for his single “Suge.”
Check out the live performance the hit song on SNL below.