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YG Aiming To Consolidate West Coast Hip-Hop With Epic 4HUNNID Deal

(AllHipHop News) West Coast rapper YG just launched a brand new joint venture with Epic Records to distribute his record label, 4HUNNID.Under the new deal, Epic Records will release, distribute, and market all of the new music by 4HUNNID with the goal of transforming the label into the new epic-center of West Coast rap.
“Me and my team have been doing innovative, legendary stuff for years—helping keep the West Coast alive. Now, Epic comes through at the best possible time with a platform for our expansion," YG said. "I’m proud of this opportunity and will make the most of it.”
The first artist under the deal to be marketed will be female Compton hip-hop artist Day Sulan who was featured on the track “Her Story,” from YG’s 2019 record 4Real 4Real.
“We at Epic are delighted by this joint venture with YG and his forward-thinking 4HUNNID brand," said Epic Records CEO Sylvia Rhone, who greenlighted the deal.
"YG perfectly represents the new face of hip-hop music: versatile, creative, multifaceted, and steeped in history but versed in current trends. This marks an exciting addition to our roster and offerings," Sylvia Rhone continued. 

Sheck Wes Claims Klay Thompson Dissed Him When He Was Younger

(AllHipHop Rumors) According to Harlem rapper Sheck Wes, Golden State Warriors basketball player Klay Thompson rubbed him the wrong way during their first encounter. Wes went to Twitter to vent about a situation that happened in his younger years during All Star in NYC. According to the rapper, when he went to ask Thompson for an autograph the NBA player pushed him.
If you’re unfamiliar with basketball players, you should know that Klay has been an active player since 2011. He is a three time NBA champion with the Warriors and a five time NBA all-star.
Sheck vows to never turn down a fan who asks for a picture. 

The comment section was filled with pictures and videos of fans with Wes confirming he is a man of his word never turning them down.

Does 50 Cent Have Baby Fever?

(AllHipHop News) Chris Brown's children have given 50 Cent baby fever.The "In Da Club" hitmaker is already a dad to two sons, but after setting sight on R&B singer Chris Brown's kids, five-year-old daughter Royalty and newborn son Aeko, he wants to add a girl to his brood.
50 reposted a side-by-side image of Brown's offspring on his Instagram page and shared his desire to expand his family.
"Look at this," he wrote, alongside a heart-eyes emoji. "i think i need me a girl then i'm done CB @chrisbrownofficial (sic)".
Meanwhile, 50, who is dating fitness instructor and aspiring lawyer Cuban Link, real name Jamira Heines, confesses he loves the female attention he receives when he's hanging out with his seven-year-old son Sire.

"I just run around with him," 50 shared on U.S. talk show "Strahan, Sara & Keke." "When I do have him I just go out, I've been making up stuff to do.
"I tell him, 'Look, now this is the deal: you get me girls and I get you whatever else that you want!'"
The rap superstar, 44, shares Sire with his ex-girlfriend, model Daphne Joy. He is also father to 23-year-old Marquise, from whom he is estranged. 

Drake Confirms Netflix’s TOP BOY Is Officially Coming Back For Season 2: “WE BAAAAAAAACK”

OVO Sound boss Drake knows streaming greatness is coming back. The hip-hop star has confirmed recent buzz and hype about his popular Netflix “Top Boy” series returning for a second season.

Big Facts: On Wednesday, the 6 God hit up his social media pages to deliver the massive news.

View this post on Instagram WE BAAAAAAAACK @topboynetflix A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Feb 26, 2020 at 3:23pm PST

High-Key Details: The series is expected to resume filming its latest season in the coming weeks.

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)

A New Frank Ocean Song Is On The Way But There’s A Catch

Diehard Frank Ocean fans preordering his “Little Demon” single on vinyl might just be lucking out. Those customers reportedly received an email this week giving them two options – cancel the order or get ready for a surprise.

Big Facts: The e-mail reportedly said instead of getting the 7-inch vinyl they ordered, a “new, unreleased” song would be sent their way.

View this post on Instagram New #frankocean coming to select fans 👀 . . [Peep #SOHH.com 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 #Skepta A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Feb 25, 2020 at 11:01am PST

High-Key Details: The Internet almost immediately freaked out upon hearing the news.

fRANK FUCKIN OCEAN WILL RELEASE A NEW SONG??????? 🥺☁️— LIA (@BrnlFth) February 26, 2020
So frank ocean is releasing a new song huh.. it’s to early to be messing with my heart like that bro— Kandy (@DreJosiah23) February 25, 2020
#FrankOcean is about to release a new song I won't lie, I'm kinda freaking out. Ihttps://t.co/bdVVIO6REw pic.twitter.com/ZBS5lrnOZz— Aldrich Makanda ☂ (@AllyMakan) February 25, 2020Wait, There’s More: Frank recently made a rare social media appearance to remember late NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant, who were tragically killed in a helicopter accident.

View this post on Instagram Frank Ocean remembers the late Kobe and Gianna Bryant . . [Peep #SOHH.com 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 #GiannaBryant #Kobe #FrankOcean A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Jan 27, 2020 at 7:40am PSTBefore You Go: Last summer, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. bodied Frank’s legendary “Novacane” instrumental with a fire freestyle.

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DaBaby Settles Extortion Lawsuit With Video Vixen

(AllHipHop News) According to The Blast, DaBaby is on the verge settling his extortion case against a model named Marjorie Guaracho.Guaracho sued DaBaby over her one-second appearance in his "Vibez" video, which she claimed made her appear to endorse pornography due to the editing.
Babygirl, most not have known how DaBaby gets down, because the rapper and his label South Coast Music Group filed a countersuit, claiming Guaracho signed release forms and gladly accepted $100 bucks for her time.
According to terms of the settlement, DaBaby and South Coast Music Group will retain the rights to exploit Guaracho's image in the video for "Vibez," which has racked up almost 50 million views on Youtube.
One of the conditions to the settlement is the entry of an order confirming the settlement, acknowledging the Plaintiffs possess all of the Defendant’s rights with respect to the Video.”

Tyler Perry's Nephew Dead From Suspicious Prison Suicide

(AllHipHop News) Tyler Perry’s family members are demanding answers after the actor and director’s nephew committed suicide behind bars.Officials at a prison facility near St. Helena Parish in Louisiana insist 26-year-old Gavin Porter hanged himself in his cell on Tuesday night (25Feb20).
But Perry’s sister, who is the dead man’s mom, isn’t convinced he took his own life.
Sources said Porter was placed in solitary confinement after fighting with another inmate over the weekend.
Gavin was arrested for shooting and killing his biological father in 2016.
He pleaded no contest to manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years.
Perry has yet to comment on the family tragedy

Boosie Badazz Addresses Backlash Over His Comments About Dwyane Wade’s Daughter

Boosie Badazz is speaking out in the wake of his controversial comments about Dwyane Wade’s transgender daughter Zaya.
Earlier this month, the rapper came under fire for making transphobic remarks about Wade and Gabrielle Union’s 12-year-old child, prompting backlash on social media. In an interview with Baller Alert, Boosie explained why he decided to weigh in and revealed that even his mother wasn’t happy with him.
“That’s just how I felt. People gotta understand that’s how I feel…” he said. “Even my mama, my mama got on my ass yesterday. My mama called me early in the morning and got on my ass, talking about, ‘Stay off social media! That’s they family! You stay out people’s business…’ But I was just speaking how I felt. Everybody got their own opinions in life. Everyone feels a certain type of way about certain things, and I just sometimes be the one to talk about it. When kids involved, it’s tender to my heart.”

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While Zaya received a great deal of support, Boosie criticized Wade for supporting his child, who revealed she identifies as female. “I gotta say something about this shit, bro. Dwyane Wade, you gone too fucking far, dawg,” said Boosie in his Instagram video. “That is a male. A 12-year-old. At 12, they don’t even know what they next meal gon’ be. They don’t have shit figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his dick be gone-how he gon’-like, bruh, you going too far, dawg.”
When asked how he felt about the backlash, he said it comes with the territory. “I’m used to it. Once you’re a celebrity, you gotta deal with what comes with being a celebrity,” he said. “You gotta be ready for a hundred eyes and all that stuff.”

In hindsight, he acknowledged that he shouldn’t have criticized Wade’s parenting skills. “But when I feel you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” added Boosie. “People have told me how to parent my children when I was wrong. I’ve been told by my family that I’m wrong.”
He doubts he will ever speak with Wade in person, but he doesn’t regret his decision to speak out. “It’s probably a tender situation to him, so he probably don’t wanna get in contact with me,” he said. “But I said what I said. I don’t hold my tongue for nobody. If that was Barack Obama, I would’ve said the same thing. I’m built like that.”
In addition to Boosie, Young Thug criticized Zaya’s decision to live her life as a female, while Cardi B shared her support for the 12-year-old.
Boosie revealed that he was kicked out of Planet Fitness as a result of his comments about Zaya. He called for a boycott of the company, but now admits that maybe that wasn’t the best decision. “I feel like they ganging up on me. I should have shut my ass up,” he said. “Everything happens for a reason. If I wouldn’t have said it, nobody would have said it. A lot of people feel what I said, completely. I got a lot of bad backlash, but I got a lot of people who feel the same way with what I said.”

Post Malone Honors Mac Miller In Pittsburgh

(AllHipHop News) Post Malone paid tribute to his late pal Mac Miller by wearing a custom T-shirt honoring the star to one of his recent gigs.The singer was performing Monday at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Mac's hometown - where he wore the white T-shirt which reads "RIP Mac Miller" with airbrush lettering and a number of blue and pink roses.

Post originally started wearing the shirt shortly after Miller died from an accidental drug overdose, aged 26, back in 2018, when he paid a similar tribute during a show in California.
The pair were close friends, and were due to collaborate on an album together before Mac Miller's unexpected death on September 7th.
"So we got together. And then (producer) Frank Dukes has worked on a bunch of my records, but we had never met, so he came through too. And then (musician) Thundercat appeared and we all started jamming," Post Malone told Rolling Stone.
Miller's latest posthumous release, Circles, was released last month.

Lil Baby Unleashes Fiery Freestyle

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Baby got bars.
The Quality Control rapper showed off his skills with a fiery freestyle for Charlie Sloth’s “Fire in the Booth” series on Apple Music. During his nearly three-minute freestyle, Lil Baby unleashed his supercharged flow, rapping about his money, hustle, and chains.
“Money over everything, that’s still the motto,” he rapped. “Ballin’ hard today like we won’t make it to tomorrow.”
He capped it off with a humble brag: “That was easy, drop-top breezy, dance like water ni**a, dance like Chris Breezy.”
On Friday, the 25-year-old MC will release his long-awaited album My Turn featuring appearances from Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Future, Gunna, and Moneybagg Yo.
“Due to the fact that I haven’t dropped in a year — and the year that I didn’t drop was the year that I blew up — this is a whole different me,” he told The New York Times. “This a whoooole different everything.”
Listen to Baby’s fiery flow below.

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Meek Mill Shares Priceless Moment W/ Diddy + JAY-Z: “I Used To Dream Of This S**t”

Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill doesn’t just rub elbows with regular folks. The hip-hop superstar went online this week to share an epic shot of himself hanging out with music moguls JAY-Z and Diddy.

Big Facts: On Wednesday, Meek went to Instagram with the priceless pic.

Pure hip-hop moment – @MeekMill @S_C_ #SOHH #SOHHNews pic.twitter.com/HokFpq4FfU— SOHH (@sohh) February 26, 2020

High-Key Details: This week, Meek told fans to look forward to his new album and an end to wack music’s existence.

Especially after my album drop 🥴 https://t.co/WTxUJbqsqk— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 25, 2020
Can't wait until @MeekMill drops that new fire. Need some serious heat. #SOHH #SOHHNews pic.twitter.com/Kqf83YimP6— SOHH (@sohh) February 25, 2020Wait, There’s More: On Tuesday, West Coast rapper Game went to Twitter to voice his opinion on the Internet’s effect on making bad music sound good.

The internet forces you to listen to wack ass music. It’s so much of it, you’re brainwashed to thinkin the shit actually sound like sumn.— The Game (@thegame) February 25, 2020Before You Go: Recently, Meek Mill let followers know he’s quietly putting together big studio sessions.

View this post on Instagram N#%gas better count their days 😁 #RIPPOPSMOKE A post shared by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Feb 20, 2020 at 9:05am PST

Aminé Returns with New Song ‘Shimmy’: Watch the Crazy Video

Aminé has been missing from the scene over the past year or so but fans got excited when he announced his return to music yesterday on social media.

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The Portland, Oregon rapper, best known for his Billboard hit ‘Caroline‘, has dropped his new single ‘Shimmy’ today. Unlike some of his previous hits which have featured Poppy sounds, this one is straight Hip-Hop with plenty of bars where he proclaims 2020 to be his year. The music video is well shot and a really enjoyable experience — watch it below.

Aminé is currently working on his new sophomore album, the followup to his 2018 mixtape, OnePointFive.
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Watch Lil Baby ‘Fire in The Booth’ Freestyle with Charlie Sloth

Lil Baby is set to release his new album My Turn on Feb. 28th via Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global / Capitol Records.

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The Atlanta rapper dropped the tracklist to the album last week along with the music video for his latest single ‘Sum 2 Prove’. He also recently stopped by the Apple Music studio to visit Charlie Sloth for his “Fire in The Booth” freestyle series.

Lil Baby’s verses sounded pre-written, as is the case with most “freestyles” today but it’s still a good watch. Check it out below.

Snoop Dogg Reflects on Gayle King Comments, Pop Smoke’s Death on ‘Red Table Talk’

Snoop Dogg takes a seat at the table.
In the wake of his apology to Gayle King following her interview about Kobe Bryant, the rap icon stopped by Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” on Facebook Watch to discuss his controversial comments and what led to his apology.
“It was just a matter of me losing control because we still haven’t swallowed Nip. That’s still in our heart right now. And then Kobe and his daughter?” said Snoop while reflecting on the helicopter crash that killed Kobe, his daughter Gianna, and seven others.
Snoop, who recently lost a grandson and grandmother, expressed his source of anger. “I gotta be strong in front of everybody. Remember that part. You gotta turn it on. It’s time to be Snoop again, but what about when I wanna cry? What about when I’m hurting and I’m feeling bad and I feel disgusted and I wanna be angry and I wanna just blurt out? I can’t. I let my emotions get the best of me. I was frustrated on top of just venting, and doing it the wrong way.”
He also opened up about his relationship with the late Lakers legend. “Kobe was like the son and the brother to L.A. that we all needed and we all loved him for that,” he said. “Our relationship was based off of just being fans. I’m a fan of his, he was a fan of mine’s. I loved everything he did on the court, off the court. I loved him as a father to his daughters and how he was transforming into that man that we all want to be.”

Jada said that she had not seen black men collectively so upset about something. “I see it all the time,” said Snoop. “Because I’m a black man. We just came from behind closed doors. It’s a collective feeling of ‘You guys are targeting us. You guys are coming after us. And you guys are us.'”
He felt the need to stand up for Kobe and protect his grieving family. “When someone becomes a superhero, it’s our job to protect that superhero,” he said. “I wanted to make sure that what I said was said the right way and I wanted to make sure the message was across that we love Kobe and be respectful of Vanessa and those kids. That’s what the whole intent was, to protect that woman and them babies over there because she’s still grieving. And let’s give them that respect.”
His decision to apologize was prompted after a call from his mother. “My mother raised me in church and she raised me to respect women so it was just certain things that 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. I didn’t feel grown, I didn’t feel like I was Snoop Dogg the rapper. I felt like Snoopy.”
So Snoop decided on his own, without any input from his team, that he wanted to publicly apologize (“The apology is authentic, it’s sincere, and I’m really sorry”). He has yet to speak with King personally but he reached out her team and sent her a DM (“Sending her a prayer, letting her know I apologize to her”).
Diddy, Tyler Perry, and Van Jones all reached out to him in the wake of the controversy. “They didn’t bash me, they just was, ‘Brother, we got your back. If you need… But we think that you should have said it…,'” he said. “We got a real brotherhood going on behind the scenes, for real.”
During the “Red Table Talk,” the 48-year-old rapper also reflected on the death of Pop Smoke, who he had recently seen in New York. “God don’t make no mistakes though and he talking to us right now. We need to heed his messages and understand why all of this is happening. Understand what’s the importance of something like this.”
His death is still hard for him to process. “I’ve always been able to be the one in front of it all. I gotta go home and think about this one ’cause this was a low blow right there. 20-year-old?” said Snoop.
Elsewhere in the 30-minute conversation, the Doggfather also spoke on the bond between YG and Nipsey Hussle as Bloods and Crips and the loss of his grandson.