UFO Fev & Statik Selektah Drop 'Fresh Air' Album Featuring Termanology and More

East Harlem lyricist UFO Fev teams up with legendary DJ/Producer Statik Selektah for a new project titled "Fresh Air." The 6-track album is entirely produced by Statik, and includes guest features from Termanology, Ransom, Jose Santiago, Eto and Haile Supreme. In a time of gimmicks being all we see in Hip-Hop, this new joint effort from Fev and Statik is exactly what the game needed, some "Fresh Air."Stream across all available digital platforms now.

Is Gayle King Dodging Snoop Dogg In His Attempt To Apologize Again?

(AllHipHop News) Snoop Dogg was supported by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Tyler Perry after lashing out at broadcaster Gayle King over a controversial Kobe Bryant interview question, although they wished he had tackled the issue “a little differently.”The rap veteran put King on blast online for bringing up the late basketball icon’s rape case during an early February chat with Bryant’s friend and fellow athlete Lisa Leslie.
In a video posted on Instagram, Snoop slammed King as a “funky dog head b##ch” and appeared to threaten her, raging, “How dare you try to tarnish my motherf##king homeboy’s reputation…? Respect the family and back off, b##ch, before we come get you.”
His angry rant led to Oprah Winfrey’s best friend receiving a number of death threats, and Snoop, who faced a public backlash himself, later issued an apology for his tough-talking, insisting he was wrong for calling her out so viciously.
Snoop recently addressed the headline-grabbing incident during an appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s "Red Table Talk" series, which debuted on Wednesday, insisting he was only trying to “protect” Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, and her family.
He claims there were actually a lot of Bryant fans who shared his point of view: “You would think it was more people against me, there was more people with me.”

“It made me feel like I had too much power,” he said of how others began treating King after he spoke out. “And at that particular time, I was abusing it. That’s just what I felt, and I had to get it right.”
Snoop credits his mother, former church choir director Beverly Tate, with helping him realize the error of his ways.
“My mother raised me in church and she raised me to respect women,” the hip-hop star explained. “It was certain things she said to me that took me back to being a little kid. And when your mama can make you feel like a kid, that’s when you gotta get right…”
Snoop added, “She didn’t say I was wrong, she was just giving me, ‘You know I raised you better. You’re a representation of us. Every woman that has ever crossed your life, you’re a representation of that.'”
The rapper was also contacted by famous friends like Diddy and filmmaker Perry, who gave him their backing but encouraged him to rethink his choice of words.
“When this thing happened with Gayle I got calls from Tyler Perry, Puff Daddy (Diddy), (news commentator) Van Jones, powerful black men and they didn’t bash me,” Snoop said. “They was just like, ‘Brother we got your back if you need. But we think you should’ve said… it a little differently.’
“We got a real brotherhood going on behind the scenes.”
Snoop has yet to speak directly to King, but he has made various attempts to get in touch: “(I) reached out through her friends, her associates and I even DM’d (direct messaged) her (on social media), sending her a prayer, letting her know I apologize to her.”
Basketball icon Bryant was killed alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a California helicopter crash in late January.
A public memorial for the Los Angeles Lakers legend and aspiring sports star Gianna was held at the team’s home venue, the Staples Center, on Monday.

Zaytoven, Lil Yachty, Lil GotIt & Lil Keed Release Super Group Album ‘A-Team’: Stream

In December, Zaytoven, Lil Yachty and Lil Keed announced that they are joining forces on a super group album but the fourth member was not announced.


That person turned out to be fellow Atlanta rapper LilGotIt and after dropping ‘You Ain’t Safe‘ earlier this month, the group has released their full project called A-Team. It’s a 10 song effort where they find different combinations on each one of them. Stream the Familiar Territory Records / Opposition release below.

Over the past year and a half, Zaytoven has worked on joint projects with artists like Usher, Future and Lecrae. He even dropped dropped one with Boosie called Bad Azz Zay back in September.

Jhené Aiko Announces ‘The Magic Hour Tour’

Get ready for “The Magic Hour.”
Ahead of her upcoming album, Jhené Aiko has announced dates for a North American tour. The 33-date trek kicks off May 1 in Boston and travels across the U.S. and Canada, with stops in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Vancouver, and Chicago. The R&B songstress will also perform at the Lovers & Friends Festival on May 8 and 9 in Los Angeles before wrapping June 27 at the St. Kitts Music Festival.
Special guests Queen Naija and Ann Marie will join her during the two-month run.

The tour comes in support of Jhené’s upcoming third album Chilombo, which arrives March 6. The 20-track set includes appearances from Nas, Future, Miguel, H.E.R., John Legend, Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.
Tickets will be available for pre-sale starting Friday at 10 a.m. local time. See dates below.
The Magic Hour Tour Dates
May 1 – Boston, MA – Orpheum TheaterMay 2 – New York, NY – Radio City Music HallMay 3 – Washington, DC – EchostageMay 5 – Norfolk, VA – The NorvaMay 6 – Richmond, VA – The NationalMay 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Lovers & Friends Music Festival *May 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Lovers & Friends Music Festival *May 11 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music WorksMay 13 – Atlanta, GA – Fox TheatreMay 14 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock LiveMay 15 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival *May 17 – Miami, FL – The FillmoreMay 19 – New Orleans, LA – The Orpheum TheaterMay 20 – Houston, TX – Revention Music CenterMay 22 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb FactoryMay 23 – Austin, TX – ACL Live At the Moody TheaterMay 24 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin CenterMay 26 – Denver, CO – Mission BallroomMay 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee TheatreMay 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Chelsea Theatre at The CosmoJune 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek TheatreJune 5 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin BowlJune 6 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor ParkJune 8 – Portland, OR – Roseland BallroomJune 11 – San Francisco, CA – The WarfieldJune 16 – St Paul, MN – Myth LiveJune 17 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago TheatreJune 18 – Detroit, MI – The MasonicJune 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music HallJune 21 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth TheatreJune 24 – Raleigh, NC – The RitzJune 25 – Charlotte, NC – The FillmoreJune 27 – Saint Kitts – St. Kitts Music Festival *

Jhene Aiko Announces ‘The Magic Hour’ Tour

Jhene Aiko has announced a tour in support of her new album Chilombo that arrives net week on March 6th.


The singer will be embarking on her The Magic Hour tour this Summer with the first date being May 1 in Boston. It will travel through markets like New York, L.A., Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Seattle, Detroit and more before concluding in Charlotte, NC on June 25th. Queen Naija and Ann Marie will be the supporting acts.

Tickets for the tour go on sale 10 am on Friday, May 29th on her official site. See the full schedule below. Yesterday, the Def Jam artist revealed the tracklist for Chilombo featuring Big Sean, Nas, H.E.R., Future, Miguel, Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla Sign, John Legend and Jhene’s father, Dr. Chill.

Pop Smoke and Quavo Were Working on a Joint Mixtape

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Pop Smoke and Quavo collaborated on “Shake the Room,” but they had even more in store.
Prior to his death, the Brooklyn MC revealed that he and the Migos rapper were recording a joint mixtape. In fact, they had already completed nine songs for the project, which was named Huncho Woo.
“Me and Quavo got like nine songs for real,” Pop Smoke told Spotify’s RapCaviar in a newly-surfaced clip. “You never know. You might just be hearing a Huncho Woo mixtape coming out or some shit like that. You know what I’m saying? Just stay tuned man. Woo shit shoot for the stars.”
It’s unclear if their joint effort will see a release, but their collaboration “Shake the Room” can be heard on Pop’s Meet the Woo 2, which is currently No. 8 on the Billboard 200. The mixtape saw an 11% increase in sales (40,000 equivalent album units) following his death.

Quavo paid tribute to his friend in the wake of his passing. “Got To Kno This Kid! Very Talented Humble Respectful And Appreciative,” he wrote. “Always Ask Questions Big Sponge To Knowledge Fast Learning Young Boss And The Huncho Was Here To Share That Anytime You Called Me! R.I.P.”
Police continue to investigate the murder of Pop Smoke. Four men in hoodies broke in and shot the 20-year-old rapper at his rented Hollywood Hills home on Feb. 19. It’s unclear if he was the victim of a random robbery or if he was targeted. There have been no arrests.

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Kehlani Pushes Positive Vibes + Reveals Her Favorite Pure Joy Activities: “I Really F**k W/ Grocery Shopping + Game Nights”

R&B singer Kehlani is all about getting up and getting out. The popular crooner went online this week to share some thoughts on the importance of people investing in themselves and finding their own life joys.

Big Facts: Lani went to her Instagram page and dished on the value of breaking away from the norm and doing fun things.

Love when @Kehlani keeps it 100 and gets deep on the 'gram…. talk that talk little mama… #SOHH #SOHHNews Positive vibes only….— SOHH (@sohh) February 27, 2020

High-Key Details: Recently, rap crooner Tory Lanez quietly crept into Lani’s Instagram comments on a post she made showing the creation of her split song “Valentine’s Day (Shameful).”

No-lie, if it's a wrap between @YG @Kehlani we're low-key here for @torylanez shooting his shot at Lani. They have that perfect energy. #SOHH #SOHHNews— SOHH (@sohh) February 18, 2020
View this post on Instagram last night making Valentine’s Day (Shameful) .. same room / same people i made You Know Wassup with. same energy… feel something and get it off. 3 therapeutic hours. appreciating those who see and hear me, and those around me holding me up. real grateful for expression right now. inward & onward, love always ALL ways. A post shared by Kehlani🧿 (@kehlani) on Feb 17, 2020 at 5:06pm PST
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Wait, There’s More: Lani’s shocking record immediately sparked huge reactions throughout social media.

Kehlani literally fucking found out everything on his phone while hes drunk and (probably) passed out ON VALENTINES DAY. Even after all the roses and candles at home he still managed to cheat behind her back! Imagine how heartbreaking that was for her. Fuck yg— weehah (@ctrlkehlaniii) February 17, 2020
I’m tired of seeing yg and kehlani breaking up every other week pls hang it up flatscreen— sahra (@shutupnegro) February 17, 2020
didn’t Yg just get Kehlani name tatted? niggas is sick 😫 2 days ago they was great— fucking cinnamon apple 🥴 (@nicoleeabx) February 17, 2020
Kehlani said, I got to give me myself credit for loving as hard as I did, i helped you fight your addiction and changed your whole life just to find myself played in the end. Bruh….😔😔😔😔YG, Come out…I just want to talk— Angie W (@Angies_page) February 17, 2020
Kehlani was probably still holding back alot of shit on that song about YG. She went light on his ass, because me I would’ve lit his ass tf up. I still got growing to do 😭😭😭— 🧞‍♀️ (@realprettyna) February 17, 2020
Kehlani just aired out YG in her new song, timeline bout to to be projecting like crazy in the morning.— Ahmed/My #Elite Group (@big_business_) February 17, 2020
Kehlani and YG just came out with a song on Valentine’s Day, and now they broke up.. again. I-— 👑💙 (@flyingsavvy) February 17, 2020Before You Go: Back in December 2019, rap star YG appeared to fire off a warning shot toward Lanez after he posted up a slideshow of pics showing himself chilling in a club with Lani.

Uh oh….. we think we know who this is directed to, too. lol @YG #SOHH #SOHHNews— SOHH (@sohh) December 11, 2019
View this post on Instagram It’s one thing to want it . A whole other thing to deserve it . Go hard and don’t let nothing stop u today . Make them feel like YOU deserve it . … @louisvuitton thank u for always holding me down A post shared by torylanez (@torylanez) on Dec 10, 2019 at 10:21am PST

Eliza Reign Goes Off On Future For Saying Child Is A “Check Baby”

(AllHipHop News) Future says that his latest baby mama is calling their new bundle of joy “the check baby” and doesn’t claim the little 9-month-old girl because her mama is shady and purposely got knocked up.The rapper filed legal documents accusing Eliza of taking fertility pills when she started having sex with him.
She also allegedly started researching how much money his other children’s mothers received in child support after he had a bit of her "goodie goodie."
In the sing-songy words of Tamar and Toni Braxton, Future must have a “ding-a-ling made of gold.” Why else would the Atlanta-based autotune-using emcee have so many children, by so many women?
Or maybe it is his personality?
Doubt that. Especially when, the “Life is Good” rapper says that his latest baby mama is calling their new bundle of joy, “the check baby.”
According to court documents, Future doesn’t claim the little 9-month-old girl because her mama is shady and purposely got knocked up. Apparently, he forgot how unprotected sex leads to babymaking.
And now, he is asking a Broward County Judge to nix the case against him.
According to Future, his unclaimed daughter only needs about $450 a month to live and that’s all he is trying to toss out.
This would be a definite dent in her plans as she has been bragging about her check baby for a while to her friends.
Eliza snapped on Instagram and appears to be threatening Future with another lawsuit for defamation. Take a look:

Eliza Reign goes after Future on Instagram

Watch: On Sum Bullsh%t Newest Video “Runway”

Renowned LA rap duo (made up of D5 and Smokeone) OSBS's latest video "Runway," directed by L.A.'s Swagggyr (Black Sky Studios), is an abstract dream-like experience, with beautiful women wearing costumes, stacks of money, and neon signs illuminating the debauchery. The original plan when Smoke and D5 connected with Swagggyr was to shoot footage for a different track, but when they saw the abstract location they wanted to capture the spirit of a longer experience from their album. As Smokeone explained, "We were actually supposed to shoot the video for the 'Marathon Intro' but when we got to the spot we saw all the art...we decided we needed to shoot 'Runway' instead." Trippy backgrounds and animal masks set a bizarre scene for this melodic single, with lyrics detailing a lifestyle of non-stop moves, seven days a week:I met that b***h on a Monday/ Walked that one right down the runway/ I am not scared of the gunplay/ I give a f**k what your son say
Despite their youth and the challenges they've faced, OSBS has already delivered two full-length projects that have amazing features and a fiercely smooth sound, 2018's No Cap and the just-released Parental Advisory. Record label mates of the late legend Nipsey Hussle, OSBS has just the right mix of youthful originality and hard-earned wisdom---a combination that has destined them for success. In "Runway," they speak on the value they place on authenticity (N****as don't live what they preach), and as D5 explains, "People will portray something they not. In life, it's important to know the difference." Listen to "Runway" and the rest of Parental Advisory here.

Fireman Band$: Blazing His Way Out Of Brooklyn With New Music

Fireman Band$ describes himself as “a fireball, mixed with love and passion.”Literally. Beyond the explosive energy in his music, his physical appearance demands attention in any given situation.
Rocking a Balenciaga shirt, fire-themed pants, fire nail polish, fire face tats, and red dreads (also reminiscent of fire), the Brooklyn bred rapper arrives in Los Angeles eager to chase his dreams in the music industry.
The “Lose It” artist is also CEO of his own collective titled Green Light Gang, which hails the mantra: “everything is a go!” In order to achieve greatness, you have to go for it. The green light reminds you there are no boundaries in life. Fireman has recently been locked in the studio perfecting his craft, tapping in with standout producers such as 808 Mafia and Bankroll Got It.
AllHipHop caught up with Fireman Band$ shortly before the release of his new single “Lost It,” which fans can expect on his debut EP arriving this Spring.
AllHipHop: Being from Brooklyn, what were you seeing growing up?
Fireman Band$: A lot of culture. A lot of West Indian culture. A lot of violence, and music was my scapegoat.
AllHipHop: Who were your biggest influences growing up?
Fireman Band$: My biggest influences were Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, of course Tupac and Biggie Smalls. They all had their own thing I liked, whether it was character or ambition to keep going. I like Tupac’s attitude, that badass attitude. I embody all of them in one.
AllHipHop: What was Fireman like as a kid?
Fireman Band$: I was definitely bad as hell. [laughs] Not even the streets, I was more bad in school. My dad would literally whoop my ass every day. I was the goofball in class. I was that guy. I’d throw crumpled paper at the teacher. Send love letters to the girls in the class, I was that guy.
AllHipHop: At what point did you realize this music thing was forreal?
Fireman Band$: The music became real once I started doing it, I was 18. I was actually incarcerated at the time for some misdemeanor bulls##t. Basically I was hearing songs on the radio because they give you a walkman in jail. I’m like “this music is trash, I could do this.” I started writing music. It got really real when I did my first show in Brooklyn.
AllHipHop: What were you locked up for?
Fireman Band$: To be honest, I don’t even remember because that was not my first time in jail. [chuckles] I was 18, it was a crazy experience.
AllHipHop: What’d you learn behind bars?
Fireman Band$: I don’t think I learned a goddamn thing. I wound up going back to jail a few more times, but it gave me more hunger because I realized I had to get out of here and do something with my life. I went back to jail because I started trappin’ and started selling drugs. But I was selling drugs to afford my music career because I didn’t have money. I was not good with keeping a job.

AllHipHop: Why do they call your music “mosh pit rap”?
Fireman Band$: Because people just turn up and mosh pit every time my song plays. That’s really what it is. Honestly, I wouldn’t even call it mosh pit rap. It’s a mixture of things because I have all kinds of music. Once all my music starts coming out, people are really not going to be able to label me as one specific kind of person. I’m just going to be an artist, that’s really what I want to do.
AllHipHop: How’d you get your name?
Fireman Band$: Fireman, I was thinking of superheroes or evil villains. Superman, Spiderman. I’ve always dealt with having a fire name. My nickname growing up was Salsa Picante, which means hot sauce in Spanish. I was a basketball player and my idol who was playing basketball, his name is actually Hot Sauce. So I was the Spanish version of him. I kept a fire when it came using the superhero/villain name. I’m like “hmm, Fireman!” Then obviously the term ‘bands’ means money. Also, my last name’s Santana. My friends called me Bandtana. I just shortened it so it was Fireman Band$.
AllHipHop: What can we expect from your new single “Lose It”?
Fireman Band$: You can expect a lot of energy. A lot of fun. The music video’s dope, I shot it in the mountains. We went snowboarding. I never snowboarded before in my life. We went to the highest mountain possible. Because I skated before, I thought that this would be an easy task — but Lord knows it was not. I almost killed myself 5 different times.
There were professional snowboarders that said how they had life-threatening injuries at one point, I’m like “f##k.” Mind you, there’s no way to get down unless you skated down. It was all or nothing. I slid down the mountain most of it, but I got some good shots. The song is an amazing song and the video is really lit.

Fireman Band$Photo cred: Lisseyelle Laricchia
AllHipHop: What is it you want fans to get from your story?
Fireman Band$: Don’t stop. I came up with this team called Green Light Gang. A green light means go. Go for your dreams or goals. I’ve been in jail, I’ve been in situations where I wouldn’t be alive. Don’t let nothing stop you from doing what you want. Sometimes people’s opinions can make a person change their outlook on things, I just say f##k what everybody else thinks and just do you.
AllHipHop: What is it you want to do ultimately?
Fireman Band$: Ultimately, I want to definitely change the world with my music. Definitely want to give back to communities that are less fortunate. I want to buy my mom a house and a car, and buy my kids a house and cars. Get married and have children.
AllHipHop: How old are your children?
Fireman Band$: 5 and 6.
AllHipHop: What’s the best part of being a father?
Fireman Band$: The best part of being a dad is seeing my kids, they’re the younger version of me. I get to relive my childhood.
AllHipHop: When did you get your first face tat?
Fireman Band$: I believe I was 17. I’m 26. My first tat was actually the kiss. At that point, I was a real ladies man and thought it was real player-like to be like “oh yeah, the girls love kissing on me.” That was my attitude and I put a bunch of kisses all over me.
AllHipHop: What do your parents think of the tattoos?
Fireman Band$: My mom cursed me out a bunch of times. After the 10th tattoo, she was over it. She’s like “do what you want.”

Destiny’s Child’s ‘Say My Name’ Gets Remixed in ‘Candyman’ Trailer

Destiny’s Child is getting the Jordan Peele treatment.
The group’s Grammy-winning hit “Say My Name” gets a creepy makeover in the first trailer for Peele’s highly-anticipated reimagining of the 1992 classic Candyman.
The two-minute clip for the horror reboot arrived this morning and features blood, mirrors, bees, and an eerily slowed-down version of “Say My Name,” which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2000.
The movie, produced by Get Out‘s Peele and directed by Nia DaCosta (Little Woods), stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Us), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), and Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead).
The original movie focused on the Candyman, a former slave and artist who was brutally murdered in the 19th century. According to urban legend, he returns when you say his name five times in the mirror. The remake centers around the surviving baby from the first film, Anthony McCoy (Abdul-Mateen), a visual artist who becomes interested in the Candyman legend.
He conjures up the ghost’s killer spirit by setting up an exhibit featuring a mirror during which he dares participants to say his name. But he quickly regrets his decision. “I think I made a mistake. I brought him back,” says McCoy.
Peele previously flipped the Luniz’ ’90s hit “I Got 5 on It” for last year’s blockbuster Us.
Candyman hits theaters on June 12. Watch the trailer below.

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Megan Thee Stallion Wakes Up The Thirst Trap Twerking To Drake + Chris Brown

Texas hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion is giving the thirst trap exactly what it needs. The rap superstar went online this week to share steamy footage of herself showing off major curve game.

Big Facts: This week, Megan delivered jaw-dropping twerking footage turning up to music stars Chris Brown and Drake‘s “No Guidance.”

View this post on Instagram #megantheestallion shaking it 👀 . . [Peep hourly for the latest news!] #SOHHNews #HipHop #RapNews #MustRead #MusicNews #50Cent #Drake #LilWayne #KodakBlack #CashMoney #Future #YoungThug #NickiMinaj #CardiB #Migos #Offset #GucciMane #KendrickLamar #TDE #NBAYoungBoy #OVO #Quavo #NipseyHussle #JAYZ #LilUziVert A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:24am PST

High-Key Details: Meg recently donned the cover of Rolling Stone with Normani and Top Dawg Entertainment singer SZA.

View this post on Instagram we been shaping the future 🤎🤎🤎 @rollingstone happy black history month A post shared by Normani (@normani) on Feb 19, 2020 at 3:14pm PSTWait, There’s More: In December 2019, SZA went to Twitter to respond to a fan asking about her possibly collaborating with Meg.

Now das already cut n recorded 🤷🏾‍♀️😈— SZA (@sza) December 23, 2019Before You Go: In mid-February, Thee Stallion shared two minutes of birthday highlights from her 25th born day festivities.

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Jadakiss Pushes Back ‘Ignatius’ Album Release Date to March 6

Jadakiss was set to release new album Ignatius tonight (Feb. 28th) but according to information received by HHNM, the date has been pushed back to March 6th.


The exact reason for the one week delay is not confirmed but it could be connected with Pusha T revealing last week that they had pulled the ‘Huntin Season‘ collaboration off streaming services in wake of Pop Smoke’s death. “‘Hunting Season’ was a request that IcePick Jay (RIP) always had and in light of his death, me and Kiss made an incredible song,” Pusha wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. The song contained some shots at other rappers, with many thinking they were directed towards Drake. “With that being said, the whole concept of ‘Hunting Season’ and the hypothetical ideas of ‘killing rappers’ isn’t sitting well with me while mourning the death of Pop Smoke. Rest in Peace POP and condolences to his family.”

Ignatius is set to feature additional guests such as Rick Ross (on ‘Kisses to The Sky‘), PnB Rock, Ty Dolla Sign and more.
“The New York hip-hop community is mourning the untimely passing of one of our brightest young stars, and I felt it was best to pause for a moment to come together and reflect. The IGNATIUS album means a lot to me – it celebrates the life of my brother Icepick Jay, another one we lost too soon.” says Jada on the album.

R. Kelly Defaults In Case Over Sexual Abuse Of 16-Year-Old

(AllHipHop News) A judge has ruled embattled singer R. Kelly defaulted on a sex abuse lawsuit in Chicago, Illinois after failing to show up in court.The civil lawsuit was filed by Heather Williams, who claims she met the star on a Chicago street in 1998 and he lured her into having sex with him when she was 16.
Judge Moira S. Johnson granted the default judgment against the "I Believe I Can Fly hitmaker," who is currently being held in custody, after he was absent from yet another hearing in the case, after previously skipping appearances for hernia surgery and refusing transportation from jail.
The case will be up for a final hearing on March 10th.
R. Kelly, full name Robert Sylvester Kelly, is scheduled for an April trial in Chicago federal court on charges of creating and possessing child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor.
He is also scheduled to go to trial in July in New York federal court on racketeering, sex-trafficking and bribery charges.
However, his lawyer Steve Greenberg is hopeful the Chicago trial will be postponed after the "Ignition" star was hit with fresh federal charges that he sexually abused another minor victim over four years, starting when she was 14 or 15 years old, on Valentine’s Day.
Kelly will be arraigned on the new indictment on March 5th.

DJ Khaled Is 100 Percent Here For Drake’s New TOP BOY Netflix Season

We The Best CEO DJ Khaled might be counting down the days until “Top Boy” is streaming new episodes. The hip-hop producer has shared his support for the popular series’ upcoming season.

Big Facts: This week, Khaled hopped on Instagram to co-sign show producer Drake‘s series confirming a new season is on deck.

View this post on Instagram @topboynetflix TOP 🔑 @champagnepapi A post shared by DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) on Feb 26, 2020 at 4:29pm PST

High-Key Details: On Wednesday, Drake hit up his social media pages to deliver news about the new season.

View this post on Instagram WE BAAAAAAAACK @topboynetflix A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Feb 26, 2020 at 3:23pm PST
We’re back. TOP BOY Season 2 begins filming this spring. @AshleyWalters82, @TheRealKano, @onlymikes_ and @LittleSimz will return as Dushane, Sully, Jamie and Shelley. Stay tuned.— Top Boy (@topboynetflix) February 26, 2020
View this post on Instagram If you don’t know, now you knowwwww…………… so happy I can finally share with you that we’ve been confirmed for another season and I cannot wait to start filming this for all of us. This is gonna be even more special than the first 🙏🏾 A post shared by #TopBoy #BlueStoryMovie (@michealward) on Feb 26, 2020 at 7:41am PSTWait, There’s More: In September 2019, Drake shared a well-groomed pic of himself and plugged his “Top Boy” series.

View this post on Instagram Taking me for granted I can tell. A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Sep 9, 2019 at 3:23am PDT
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Before You Go: A few years ago, Drake dished on his decision to help bring “Top Boy” back to TV and to get personally involved.

Drake told The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 that he was captured by the depiction of London in the series. “And that human element drew me in,” he added. “I started just looking them up. Like, who are these people? Are these actors I should know? Are they just famous over there? I remember I hit Future, and I was just like, ‘This show is incredible.’” Partnering with Netflix, Drake brought together the original writing and directing team to create a follow-up. The series is written by Ronan Bennett alongside Daniel West, with director Yann Demange also returning along with producers Charles Steel and Alasdair Flind. (Radio Times)