Tee Grizzley's Aunt/Manager Killed In Shooting

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Detroit, MI – Jobina “JB” Brown, the manager and aunt Tee Grizzley, was shot and killed in Detroit on Tuesday night (August 20). Comments about her death began surfacing Wednesday (August 21) on social media before her passing was confirmed by TMZ.

According to law enforcement sources, a shooter opened fire on Grizzley’s Cadillac Escalade while the vehicle was traveling around Detroit. The gunman allegedly approached on foot and shot Brown, who was sitting in the back seat, in her left side.

Grizzley was reportedly riding in the passenger seat and got out the vehicle as the shooter approached. The driver said the attacker fired three or four shots and noted that Brown screamed before the gunfire began.

Brown was rushed to a local hospital but died from her wounds. She was 41 years old.

Police don’t know if Grizzley was the intended target the attack. He and the driver were unharmed.

This story is developing. HipHopDX has reached out to 300 Entertainment for comment.

DX sends our condolences to Grizzley and all Brown’s family and friends.


#DXCLUSIVE: Yella Beezy & Marlo Stunt On Steroids In "Big Shit" Video

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Dallas’ rising rap star Yella Beezy is bacc at it again with another banger with his HipHopDX-premiered music video “Big Shit,” which also features assistance from Marlo f his recently released mixtape Baccend Beezy.

The Triple D native is spitting big boss raps all over the upbeat track and the visual features Beezy flossing a lot cash, ice, and luxury whips.

“When I first heard ‘Big Shit’ I thought damn this beat hard,” Yella Beezy told HipHopDX. “I knew I wanted to talk some doing it big shit once I heard it. And I’ve been wanting to get one in with my boy Marlo, this song just felt like the one for that.”

Watch the music video for Yella Beezy’s “Big Shit” featuring Marlo above.


Newly Ordained Minister Blac Youngsta Is Looking To Marry A Lucky Couple

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

Are you currently planning a wedding? Well, newly ordained minister Blac Youngsta is on the lookout for a couple to marry in the next 90 days — all expenses paid.

“Oh my God, look — I’m a minister,” the “Booty” rapper exclaimed Twitter video. “Y’all thought I was bullshittin.’”

Couples interested in being considered for this opportunity need to be as honest as possible and share their stories.

“So now that I can marry someone, I need you to put your laughs together, your truths together and give me a real story,” he explained. “Tell me why I should marry you … why I should pick you. But you have to put #churchonsunday in order for me to see it.

“You can be old, young or whatever as long as you love the person that you’re with, you know?”

There is one rule, though, as he notes that he doesn’t have time for anyone who marries and gets divorced the next week. “You can’t marry a whore. Okay. Can’t marry no hoe.”

There are already numerous couples vying to be chosen. Check out some them below.


Bhad Bhabie Defends Nicki Minaj Writing Claims After The Barbz Attack On Social Media

Filed by Alvera CastaldoAlvera Castaldo

Bhad Bhabie has felt the wrath the Barbz.

The viral sensation-turned-rapper took heat from Nicki Minaj’s devoted fan base after the teenager mentioned Nicki’s name while speaking about the use writers in the music industry.

“Y’all just don’t understand how this industry works,” Bhabie said on Instagram Live. “And it’s so sad. It’s so upsetting because people put a lot work into getting things done and then y’all hear, ‘Oh, she didn’t write that hook? Oh, well fuck her.’ What? Y’all know most the biggest names — Drake, Nicki — all them people get shit written for them too. Wayne. Like, all types people get shit written.

“Whether they actually gonna use it or not, shit still gets written. Even sometimes in sessions, artists will talk to they friends and be like, ‘Aye, should I say this?’ or ‘Aye, you think this right?’ And one they homies will be like, ‘Aye, nah, you should say this.’ That’s how shit gets done! Sometimes, it’s a team effort.”

Bhabie’s mention Nicki didn’t sit well with the Barbz, who went on the attack social media. In response, the “Cash Me Ousside” girl jumped back on Instagram Live to clarify her words and slam Nicki’s fans for being irrational.

“I forgot that Nicki’s fandom, majority them are brainwashed and braindead and are just so in love with her that they believe anything she says or whatever,” Bhabie said. “Not once did I ever say that Nicki doesn’t write all her music or that Cardi doesn’t write all her music or that City Girls or Lil Wayne or any them people that I brought up earlier. I did not say they do not write all their music. What I said was hooks are given to them, verses are given to them sometimes. And that’s it.

“For y’all bringing up the videos Nicki saying that she wrote ‘Good Form’ and ‘Chun-Li’ and all that, I know Nicki writes some her stuff. I never not once did I say, ‘Nicki doesn’t write all her stuff.’ Y’all are just so stupid that y’all take shit and run with it.”

She concluded, “Y’all just need to understand that it’s the truth and that’s how shit goes. Shit gets given to people sometimes.”

Bhabie also shared a message on Twitter saying she had no ill will for Nicki.

“Got love for Cardi, Got love for Nicki, Got love for everybody except dumb hoes wit double standards who don’t do they research,” she wrote.

Check out some the fan reactions to Bhabie’s comments below.


Wu-Tang Clan To Replace Die Antwoord At 2019 Riot Fest Following Homophobic Slur Backlash

Filed by Rene MayfieldRene Mayfield

Chicago, IL – The 2019 Riot Fest organizers announced social media that Die Antwoord has been dropped from its lineup and revealed Wednesday (August 21) that Wu-Tang Clan will fill that slot for its show on September 14 in Chicago.

The eclectic South African “zef” Hip Hop group and was taken f the bill Tuesday after a recent viral video shows the South African group had used homophobic slurs.

Die Antwoord was also dropped from the 2019 Louder Than Life festival stemming from group members Ninja and ¥o-landi Visser seen in a 2012 video using homophobic slurs during a physical altercation in Australia against DJ Andy Butler from dance music collective Hercule & Love Affair.

Ninja defended his attack in a statement released Die Antwoord’s Facebook page on August 18 that the attack on Butler wasn’t a hate crime, but rather “just a fight with someone who fucked with us.”

“This fight had nothing to with the fact that this guy was gay. We dont care about people’s sexual preference,” Ninja said. “Our DJ and best friend DJ HITEK is gay, and alot people in our crew are gay.

“But if a person (no matter what their sexual preference it) keeps harrassing us over and over, then physically harrasses ¥o-landi, there will obviously be repercussion.”

Die Antwoord’s producer and DJ Hi-Tek is not to be confused with Talib Kweli’s former Reflection Eternal producer DJ Hi-Tek.

The Riot Fest will occur between September 13-15 in Chicago’s Douglas Park.


Everyone’s In Trouble: MTV Announces Series Where People Track Those Who Have Ghosted Them

Filed by Kristina ClearKristina Clear

Ghosting – (noun) gradually or quickly “disappearing” from a relationship (i.g. not responding to text messages, standing people up on dates, etc.)

If you haven’t been ghosted before, may God continue to have mercy on your soul.

But if you’re continually out here in this dating game, you know the bitter fruits of ghosting and suddenly getting ignored by the one you love (sure you might not love them, but ya’ll might as well be in a committed relationship if you’ve been talking for two weeks, right?)

If we’re to get realer than real, many of us have been on the other end of ghosting. Some of us have slowly creeped out of the lives of people we’ve been dating out of self-preservation, disinterest or just plain ain’t sh**-ness.

Well now, MTV thought it would be a bright idea to make a show about all this.

According to Shadow and Act, MTV is bringing to a screen near you Ghosted: Love Gone Missing. It will be hosted by singer/actor Travis Mills and the first Black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. The hosts will help distraught individuals track down and confront family members, friends and former lovers who left them hanging. The goal is to get to the bottom of why these people chucked the deuces, leaving folks devastated and dismayed. The eight episode series will explore how social media caused us to be more connected than ever, yet still undercuts communication and connection.

Whew!

So MTV is basically coming for our entire lives.

Cool.

The show will premiere with back-to-back episodes on September 10 at 9 p.m. E.T.

May all the excuses be valid and honest.


Your Turn: Normani “Motivation” Challenge Has Folks Testing Their Bouncing Buns Of Steel

Filed by Judi PeartJudi Peart

Last week, Normani had folks buzzing with her colorful music video for her song “Motivation.” With the 2000s references, the bonkers choreography and the joyous vibes, many people had nothing but praise for the rising star.

Not too soon after the video was released, fans couldn’t help but zone in on a particular scene where Normani effortlessly bounces a ball off her knee, onto her butt, then into a helpless nearby pedestrian.

It was epic.

Peep the magic again at the 1:55 mark below.

 

Now granted, the chances of Normani mastering such a move is highly unlikely. I mean….she could, considering her high level of athleticism and overall slayage. But some neat editing tricks could’ve done the job.

Regardless of whether the move was real life or music video magic, of course, folks on the Internet tried the stunt and for some people, it didn’t go too well.

 

 

Some people didn’t even bother playing with balls and chose another medium to demonstrate their craft.

Wigs went flying.

 

Then, there were those who hoped the challenge would move in a new direction…like using their hind parts to dribble the ball.

 

But finally, someone executed the challenge with skill, despite a sloppy presentation.

 

T.V. host Hunter March had to stunt in front of eeeveryone and bounce the ball into a nearby net.

 

Show off.

Normani seemed to be here for it.

 

*Sigh,* competition over.


Interview: Latrell James On Getting Setback To Comeback

Filed by Donte DishnerDonte Dishner

New York, NY – Success in the music business is a fickle beast — one that’s defined in different ways by different artists. For some artists, success comes in the form working with his or her favorite rapper or producer; for others, it’s internet notoriety; and still, for others, it involves laying low and getting paid.

For Boston-based artist, producer, and wunderkind Latrell James, success for him involves a little bit all the above.

“The word legacy is important to me,” he told HipHopDX exclusively. “We all get caught up in all the stats and the analytics. We forget the whole purpose creating. I make music for me, to be able to get paid for my ideas is a blessing. I haven’t worked a 9-5 job in four years and I’m independent. That’s my legacy.”

His independence, course, comes as a result a few different projects: after releasing his critically acclaimed debut album, Twelve, James’s voice became ever-pervasive when it was featured in a national Honey Nut Cheerios commercial. (You’re singing along to it now, aren’t you? “The good goes around and around…”? Yep, that’s him.)

The commercial, which James said came as a result his affiliation with Gratitude Sound, was the launching pad to bigger and better fers. He hit big stages at the House Blues and JAMN 94.5’s Summer Jam concert, worked with a cadre talent that includes Lil Dicky, JID, Cousin Stizz, Khary, Michael Christmas, and PRO ERA’s Aaron Rose, and even got featured on the Dreamville mixtape, Revenge the Dreamers III.

And then, just as suddenly as he came onto the scene, he vanished.

But, James said, he vanished for a good reason. “The delay comes from me focusing on family. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and my father had a triple bypass. At that particular moment, music was no longer a priority to me,” he said.

Now, though, he’s back and better than ever. He dropped “Tracfone” in March, to great critical acclaim, and he said that he will continue to drop more projects in the near future. He also promised to tour, live, in support his various projects and strives to be the “greatest influence” rather than the most popular rapper.

“I’m an observant person, I make songs about the small details people skip over in the big picture. I think people being themselves is the most important thing anyway can contribute to the musical landscape. I feel I bring that energy,” he said. “But I want people to know that success in music doesn’t always look like what the media portrays. There are tiers to being successful. I pay my bills and live day to day from my music. That’s what success is.”


Young Thug Promises Return Of "Real Rap" On Forthcoming "Punk" Album

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

Young Thug is fresh f the release his So Much Fun album, but he’s already looking ahead to his next LP. In the cover story for The FADER’s 20th anniversary issue, Thugger reveals he’s working on a new project titled Punk.

“It’s most definitely touching music,” he says. “It’s music that the world is going to embrace. Punk] means brave, not self-centered, conscious. Very, very neglected, very misunderstood. Very patient, very authentic.”

The YSL Records intends to drop it soon too. According to The FADER, he’s hoping for a September release and plans to reintroduce “real rap” on the album.

“Real rap is] letting people in, letting people know what you go through,” he explains. “Let them know that you the same.”

Thugger notes, “I just want to open up. Let people know that I’m not just a rapper, I’m a human being. Let people know whatever they go through, I done been through or somebody done been through it. Those are the things that make people grow. People that want to commit suicide, you might give them another chance.”

Check out the entire cover story on Thug here.


Press Play: ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Gets New Trailer, Chris Hemsworth’s Rock Hard Bod In Deleted ‘Men In Black’ Scene, And More

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

There’s a new trailer out for Sylvester Stallone‘s upcoming movie Rambo: Last Blood.

In the fifth installment of the infamous franchise, Rambo returns to confront his past and get revenge in what is to be his final mission. Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Adriana Barraza also star in the film, which hits theaters September 20. Tune into the trailer below.

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Upcoming film Frankie, starring Isabelle Huppert, got an official trailer. “Huppert stars as the eponymous Frankie, a famous French performer with a big secret. When she requests that her family join her on a trip to a sunny Portuguese hamlet, what follows is warm, often confusing exploration into family dynamics, with Huppert at the center,” a short synopsis courtesy of IMDB states.

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Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, and more also star in the film. Check out the trailer above; Frankie will be available in select theaters October 25.

Chris Hemsworth has tongues wagging after a deleted scene from Men In Black was released. The clip shows Hemsworth stripped down as he wakes up next to an alien. Check the clip out, courtesy of People, HERE.


Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Regrets Publicly Criticizing Eminem Collaboration "Fall"

Filed by Rebecca RobertiRebecca Roberti

Justin Vernon recently sat down for an interview with Zane Lowe and admitted he regrets airing out his issues with Emimem’s song “Fall” on a public forum. The Bon Iver frontman said he was in the wrong for speaking out against their collaboration Twitter last year.

“I made that huge mess out the Eminem song,” he told Lowe. “I was just in a car wash and I just tweeted. Like, what was I doing? I should’ve just probably chilled out and actually just said, ‘Please don’t put this song out.’”

He added, “It was very rude and I felt really bad about it.”

Vernon performed the chorus on “Fall,” which featured a controversial lyric about Tyler, The Creator. The song appeared on Eminem’s surprise album Kamikaze, which dropped in August 2018.

“Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch/It’s not just ’cause you lack attention/It’s ’cause you worship D12’s balls, you’re sacrilegious/If you’re gonna critique me, you better at least be as good or better,” Eminem rapped on the track.

Slim Shady’s use a homophobic slur sparked a series tweets from Vernon, who expressed his problems with the song. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter declared he was “wrong” for contributing to the cut and would “kill this track.”

“Was not in the studio for the Eminem track… came from a session with BJ Burton and Mike Will,” he wrote. “Not a fan the message, it’s tired. Asked them to change the track, wouldn’t do it.”

He continued, “Eminem is one the best rappers all time , there is no doubt. I have and will respect that. Tho, this is not the time to criticize Youth, it’s the time to listen. To act. It is certainly not the time for slurs. Wish they would have listened when we asked them to change it.”

Vernon’s regrets about handling his problem with Eminem have surfaced one week after he opened up about the current state his relationship with Kanye West. The two’s political differences, such as Yeezy’s support for Donald Trump, have affected the bond between the longtime collaborators.

“I can’t really kick it with him anymore on a personal level, just the energy,” Vernon told Pitchfork. “But I’ve got mad love for him, and we’re still friends.”

Vernon is currently doing press rounds for Bon Iver’s new album i,i, which dropped earlier this month.

Watch Vernon and Lowe’s interview above. The Eminem discussion takes place a little over 30 minutes into the conversation.


Snoop Dogg Says Nipsey Hussle Had "Same Impact Jesus Had"

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New York, NY – In the wake Nipsey Hussle’s March 31 shooting death, more and more people have been drawn to his story. During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Snoop Dogg was asked to explain how Neighborhood Nip compares to Jesus Christ.

“Look at the impact that he had, the same impact Jesus had,” he said. A lot people didn’t know him, but they sure wanted to know about him once he passed away. Then once they found out about him, they understood what his legacy was about. Now, his legacy is living even bigger with him not being here. So that’s why I say, ‘I ain’t never seen Jesus, but I’ve been hearing about it.’”

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Snoop also commented on how Nipsey almost looks like Jesus.

“We gotta lot faith in him and we know if you believe in him, this is gonna happen ’cause your grandparents and the Bible been giving you all this information,” he continued. “It’s like, that’s what he is. When we gone, that’s what he gonna be like because you can’t touch him, you can’t see him, you only have images him and his image look like Jesus. The bone structure, the eyes … I’m looking at him like, ‘Man, please.’ It is what it is.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Snoop talks about his new album I Wanna Thank Me, marriage, Death Row Records, Tupac Shakur, getting in shape and his thoughts on JAY-Z’s recent alignment with the National Football League.

His comments on Nipsey start around the 22-minute mark. Watch the full interview below.