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Wiz Khalifa Drops New Song ‘Slim Peter’

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Wiz Khalifa rolls up his latest joint “Slim Peter.”
Named after Peter Griffin from “Family Guy,” the Statik Selektah-produced track finds the Taylor Gang boss celebrating good times while surrounded by his favorite things. “This exactly where I’m supposed to be / Hella weed, nothing but real ones close to me,” he raps over the jazzy instrumental.
Wiz also reflects on making a better life for himself and his family. “Grew up like Boyz n the Hood, shit wasn’t all good / And now my mom got a crib, the backyard is all wood,” he raps.
“Slim Peter” follows Wiz’s EP The Saga of Wiz Khalifa, which was released in April. The six-track set included appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, Tyga, Quavo, and Logic.

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Will Smith Says Cops Frequently Called Him The N-Word

(AllHipHop News) Will Smith revealed he has been called the N-word by police officers on "more than 10 occasions" as he reflected on the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday (07Jul20).The 51-year-old actor spoke to political commentator and activist Angela Rye on her podcast, On One With Angela Rye, about his own experiences with racism throughout his life.
Will grew up in Philadelphia and was just four years old when the notoriously racist Frank Rizzo went from the chief of police to becoming the mayor of the state, and the instances of racially-motivated incidents of police brutality increased dramatically under his watch.

"I've been called n##ger by the cops in Philly on more than 10 occasions," Will said. "I got stopped frequently. So I understand what it's like to be in those circumstances with the police."
Will was reflecting on his own experiences in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of police after he was killed when an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes while arresting him.
As for his hopes following the renewed attention on racially motivated police incidents, the "After Earth" star continued: "We are in a circumstance that we've never been in before. The entire globe has stood up and said to the African-American people, 'We see you and we hear you. How can we help?' We've never been there before."
And now the father-of-three is hoping the next generation can learn to use their privileged positions to help aid the world in a more compassionate outlook.
"I am pledging my unending devotion to the evolution of my community and the evolution of my country, and ultimately the world, towards the greatest harmony that we'll be able to create," he concluded. "I am happy to be alive during this time, and to serve."

Roddy Ricch Performs for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Roddy Ricch brings the Tiny Desk home.
The Compton rapper was originally booked to play the NPR series in June, but after the pandemic, he had to make other plans and instead performed a stripped-down set from famed auto garage West Coast Customs in his hometown of L.A. Backed by 1500 or Nothin’, Roddy delivered a four-song medley of hits from his chart-topping debut Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.
Playing the keyboard, he kicked off his 15-minute set with “Perfect Time” followed by “Bacc Seat” on which he was joined by special guest Ty Dolla $ign.
“I’d like to welcome y’all to Tiny Desk aka Tiny Garage,” said the 21-year-old MC while sporting sunglasses in the dimly-lit room. “I’m at West Coast Customs. This is a legendary spot.”
He followed it up with his Mustard-produced hit “High Fashion.” “My next song, I really just describe the type of relationships I like to be in,” explained Roddy. “I like to be in high-fashion relationships, I like to buy a lot of Goyard, Saint Laurent, and shit like that. I like to be fly, I like shorty to be fly.”
He capped it off with “War Baby,” while addressing the state of the world. “It’s a lot going on in the world. A lot of times I stay off the internet, I don’t really like to be bothered,” he said. “But this is a crazy time we’re living in. It’s a lot of negativity going on and on a positive note, I just want to appreciate my people for standing together in a time like this.”
Roddy continues to shine. His “Rockstar” collaboration with DaBaby remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week.

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Talib Kweli Says Madlib-Produced Black Star Album is Not Coming Out; Blames “Culture Vultures”

2020 has already been a tough year but here’s some more bad news for Hip-Hop fans.

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Talib Kweli has revealed that the much anticipated new Black Star album produced by Madlib is probably not coming out ever. Talib dropped the shocking news after a fan tweeted how excited he/she was to hear the new project. In a response, the veteran New York emcee said, “too many interlopers and culture vultures in the way. The album been done for over a year. I paid for the whole album myself. Too many greedy people in the way stopping us from working with Madlib. I wash my hands of it at this point.”

Later, he also expanded on it in the caption of his Instagram post, reiterating that some “culture vultures” are standing in the way of the release. He didn’t take any names but it looks like he’s pointing to some executives.
“I’m tired of being silent about this. I tried my best y’all. Flew around the globe. Paid for this out of pocket. All for the culture. I’m a fan of Black Star too. I want to see this come out as bad as y’all do, or more. But people who never made a beat, never wrote a rhyme in they life got they fingers in the pie and are being disrespectful to what me and my brothers built. It’s in Gods hands now. I’m on to other things, life is too short to be disrespected by culture vultures. Maybe y’all will get to hear this album after I’m gone.”
The last concrete development about the album we had was in November, 2019 when Talib said that the album was done. “This project with Madlib is done,” he said to Ebro. “We just trying to figure out when and how to release it.”

New Video: Fivio Foreign – ‘Move Like A Boss’ (Feat. Young M.A.)

Last month, New Yorkers Fivio Foreign and Young M.A. joined forces on the Drill single ‘Move Like A Boss‘.

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The two are back today with the official video for the hard hitting track which has a dangerous, Mafia inspired feel to it. It’s directed by JLShotThat — watch it below. Expect more new music from the Columbia Records-signed rapper in the coming months.

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Kanye West Says He No Longer Supports Trump, Reveals Presidential Platform

Kanye West is moving forward with his plans to run for president.
In his first interview since announcing his bid for the White House on Saturday, the billionaire rap mogul opened up to Forbes about his intentions to run and win the 2020 presidential race against President Trump and Joe Biden.
During “four rambling hours of interviews,” West says he no longer supports Trump. “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview,” says Kanye, who registered to vote for the first time on Monday. “I would run as a Republican if Trump wasn’t there. I will run as an independent if Trump is there.”
He reveals his campaign slogan (“YES!”), his running mate (Michelle Tidball, an obscure preacher from Wyoming), and the name of his party–the Birthday Party (“Because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday”).
His advisors include his wife Kim Kardashian-West and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but he credits God for inspiring his campaign. “God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time. You know I was out there, ended up in the hospital, people were calling me crazy. I’m not crazy,” he said. “Now it’s time. And we’re not going crazy, we’re going Yeezy, it’s a whole ‘notha level now. N-O-T-H-A.”
He also criticizes the presumptive Democratic nominee. “This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not Black. Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a rap. We gonna walk, all the people. JAY-Z said it best. For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out–Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out. It’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God no more.”
Elsewhere, West says that he contracted the coronavirus in late February, but is skeptical of a vaccine. “It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious,” he says. “That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven.”
Read highlights from the interview below.
On Trump’s presidency: “It looks like one big mess to me. I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”
On why he never voted in the past: “The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party. I was threatened as a celebrity into being in one party. I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.”
On potentially siphoning off Black votes from the Democratic nominee: “I’m not denying it, I just told you. To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy.”
On Biden: “I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”
On abortion: “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the bible.”
On police brutality: “One of my to-do lists is to end police brutality. The police are people too. To end laws that don’t make sense.”
On contracting COVID-19: “Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”
On the coronavirus cure: “We pray. We pray for the freedom. It’s all about God. We need to stop doing things that make God mad.”

Pusha T and Young Thug Trade Barbs! Who Won?

(AllHipHop Rumors) Pusha T and Young Thug are going at it over a Pop Smoke song. I don’t know what in the twilight zone we are doing these days, but it is definitely getting old! And played out! To see two grown men going back and forth over a rap verse that is literally one of the most insignificant things in life is crazy. First of all, Young Thug is jumping in something he has nothing to do with which, is the Pusha T and Drake beef. He is doing the equivalent of jumping in front of the bullet of a person that is not his blood or his brother. Now, Pusha T is taking the time out of his legendary life to respond to something that doesn’t even need responding to. But, I do understand that he has to say something, because the verse is sub dissing Drake, which he may not have wanted anybody to know. Dude is snitching! People draw inspiration from their adversaries, but they don’t necessarily have to announce that. So, Young Thug is doing the devil's work because he is actually tearing a scab from a wound that was already healed in the public eye. We literally weren’t thinking anything about the Pop Smoke song, the verse, or any sort of Drake and Pusha T beef whatsoever, but he took it upon himself to highlight it. So, we are in the midst of an international pandemic, racial strife of unprecedented amounts for the year we are living in, and we have these guys acting like these guys.
On top of it all, we are seeing that there is an inner generational component to this since Pusha T is an older school rapper and Young Thug is a newer school Rapper. I don’t think there’s any competition here in terms of lyrics but in terms of generation, it seems like Young Thug is one of the best of the best of this current era. I literally cannot say, because I literally do not listen to Young Thug in any way, shape, or form. His whole swag is out of step with my mind state, respectfully. At the end of his rant Young Thug says that “we kill for real“ and that is what I am completely against. Why would he insert an element of killing another Black man into something so trivial? Why can’t we simply move on from the stupid, small, and minute things in life and simply keep it pushing? The old me would’ve loved something like this because it drives views and likes and traffic to the site, but now I am questioning my own goals in life. This is getting old. Grow the hell up.

EXCLUSIVE: R. Kelly Labeled A Threat To Jurors In Upcoming RICO Trial

(AllHipHop News) The government is worried about the safety of jurors in R. Kelly's upcoming RICO case for allegedly running a sexual enterprise.Federal prosecutors are asking for an anonymous, partially sequestered jury, because of the looming threat posed by R. Kelly from behind bars.
"The identities of all prospective  jurors, including their names, addresses, and places of employment, [should] not be revealed to either party or their attorneys," prosecutor Richard P. Donoghue wrote in court filings today (July 8th).
The Feds also want jurors to be partially sequestered.

The jury members should eat lunch together, in addition to being escorted in and out of the courthouse by US Marshals to avoid interaction with the public or media, according to U.S. prosecutor
The disgraced singer is facing almost two dozen felonies related to six different Jane Doe victims.
R. Kelly is accused of being the ringleader of a sex ring involving his managers, bodyguards, drivers, personal assistants, who allegedly fed the singer's insatiable appetite for underage girls.
The government claims that for over two decades, the organization recruited women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with R. Kelly.
The 53-year-old singer allegedly photographed and videotaped the underaged the girls to allegedly blackmail them into silence.
Then R. Kelly isolated the girls from their families, forced the teenagers to follow a dress code, and issued a commandment to refer to him as "Daddy," as he traveled with the children to sexually abuse them, according to an indictment.
R. Kelly has already been accused of intimidating witnesses, after a Jane Doe's lawyer received a threatening letter along with explicit images, reportedly signed by the singer himself.

Letter R. Kelly allegedly wrote to one of his victims.
As a result, Judge Ann Donnelly refused to release the singer from the Cook County Prison on three different occasions, despite an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus inside of the Cook County prison where the singer is currently incarcerated.
And now the Feds are worried R. Kelly may attempt to influence the jurors if they do not remain anonymous.
The singer is already accused of rigging his 2008 child porn trial which ended in his acquittal, by paying the victim hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to refuse to testify.
The government also accused R. Kelly of shelling out $200,000 more to buy up leaked pornographic videotapes he made of himself with the teens.
More recently, the Feds claim a goon associated with R. Kelly's threatened one victim's life and offered up $50,000 to buy another witness's silence.
"These measures are necessary to safeguard the jurors and the fair administration of justice," Donoghue argued. "Moreover, these precautions will not deprive the defendant of meaningful jury selection, diminish the presumption of innocence, or cause any prejudice."
The trial is supposed to start in March of 2021.

Bun B Provides Update On Houston Cops Involved In Racist Meme Posted To Social Media

(AllHipHop News) Bernard "Bun B" Freeman does not hold his tongue or curb his thumbs when it comes to addressing racism. He has been out in the streets protesting against police violence, and his Instagram page is filled with information about ongoing social issues like the killing of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.On June 29, Bun B uploaded what appears to be a screenshot from a Houston police officer's personal Facebook page. The image is a meme that likens African-Americans to wild monkeys. 
"Ok, officers #TeeTruong #VuongVu and #DavidNguyen... you think it’s funny comparing black people to monkeys? We know you work in Houston at the Westside Command Station," wrote Bun in the caption of his IG post. "Let’s see what your commanders think about this. And the other Asians on this group chat in the comments? Keep that same energy. No apologies will do. Black people are tired [of] being treated like animals!"
TMZ interviewed Bun about the racist meme and the three Houston Police Department-associated individuals allegedly involved in the situation. The UGK member explained that one officer is no longer on the force, but two others are still employed by the city of Houston. 
“The officer that originally posted this resigned about a week before this post went up. So, he was no longer a member of HPD when this post went up," said Bun. "But the other two officers, who are in the comment section, are still active Houston Police Department officers right now. They work out of the Westside Command Station in Houston.

The Rice University professor of Religious Studies continued, "I’ve been told by the assistant police chief, deputy police chief, that they’re gonna be dealing with this expeditiously.” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo issued a statement on June 30 saying an investigation has been initiated to determine if any current HPD employees were involved in the matter.
In addition to addressing his hometown's law enforcement, Bun B also placed blame on the racial tension in America on the current President of the United States. In the last few weeks, Donald Trump retweeted a video of one of his supporters shouting "White Power," called Black Lives Matter a symbol of hate, and defended Confederate symbols being displayed in public spaces.
"I've noticed that a lot of people have comprised their well being, the job they have, the community they live in, in order to pronounce their racism, to be bold about it," said Bun B. "I think a lot of them, to be quite honest, are looking at the actions and the words coming from our current White House administration, and they've been emboldened by the behavior and the actions taken by our president." 

Roddy Ricch Performs Tiny Desk Home Concert with Ty Dolla Sign: Watch

Roddy Ricch has been one of the biggest hitmakers in the last year or so, delivering hit single after single for the masses.

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The L.A. resident is also a talented performer where he often brings his keyboard along to bring some live instrument flavor to his smooth vocals. Roddy is the latest guest on NPR’s Tiny Desk Home Concert where he is joined by 1500 or Nothin band, resulting in a performance worth watching. He performs the songs, ‘Perfect Time’, ‘Bacc Seat’ where he is assisted by Ty Dolla Sign (and his guitar), the current hit ‘High Fashion’ and ‘War Baby’.

Watch his amazing set below. Last week, he performed with DaBaby on the BET Awards.
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Devo Springsteen Claims Executives & Artists Ridiculed Kanye West Until He Cried

(AllHipHop News) DeVon “Devo Springsteen” Harris is one of the people that helped launch the music career of his college roommate, John Stephens, who now goes by the stage name John Legend. Harris is also the cousin of G.O.O.D. Music founder Kanye West.Devo Springsteen co-wrote several tracks on Legend's 2004 Platinum-certified debut album Get Lifted. The producer/songwriter also worked with West on the Grammy-winning "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" track off 2005's Late Registration.

During an appearance on the Bedroom Beethovens podcast, Springsteen spoke about Kanye West trying to make the transition from a record producer to a recording artist at the beginning of his career. The University of Pennsylvania graduate used the conversation to express how some people in positions of power can undervalue talented individuals.
"When you believe, you have to just believe. You don't know how many people would say to even [Kanye], 'You're not a real artist,'" stated Springsteen. "I know people have heard stories like, 'Oh, they didn't want to sign him.' No, it was worse. They would ridicule him. Executives, artists, etc. would ridicule this guy until he was crying. And he would still say, 'I'm going to be the #1 artist in the world.'"  

Kanye Withdraws Trump Support, Reveals ‘Birthday’ Political Party, Talks Surviving COVID-19

Well, Kanye West has done a new interview with Forbes which has a lot to digest.

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The rap mogul, who recently announced that he’s running for president this year, has confirmed his ambitious plans. He has also revealed that the name of his political part is: The Birthday Party. For the bid, he’s seeking guidance from Elon Musk and has picked a preacher from Wyoming as his vice presidential candidate. “Like anything I’ve ever done in my life,” says West, “I’m doing to win.”

In the chat, ‘Ye also admits that he’s never noted in his life and just recently got himself registered to vote in Wyoming. He has also admitted to contracting COVID-19 back in February and that he was skeptical about a vaccine being developed for it. He calls it a “the mark of the beast.” Kanye having Coronavirus was accidentally revealed by Royce da 5’9″ during a chat with Lupe Fiasco on Instagram Live recently (watch the clip below).

Kanye also said that he envisions a White House model based on the secret country of Wakanda in Black Panther.
On Trump and Joe Biden:

“It looks like one big mess to me,” he says. “I don’t like that I caught wind that he hid in the bunker.”
“I’m not saying Trump’s in my way, he may be a part of my way. And Joe Biden? Like come on man, please. You know? Obama’s special. Trump’s special. We say Kanye West is special. America needs special people that lead. Bill Clinton? Special. Joe Biden’s not special.”
“Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.”
On God’s role in electing Presidents:
“Let’s see if the appointing is at 2020 or if it’s 2024—because God appoints the president. If I win in 2020 then it was God’s appointment. If I win in 2024 then that was God’s appointment.”
On Coronavirus cure and vaccine:
“We pray. We pray for the freedom. It’s all about God. We need to stop doing things that make God mad.”
“It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I’m sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it. Next question.”
On abortion:
“I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the bible.”
On having Covid-19:
“Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!” (laughs)
On his campaign slogan:
“Well my second album is called Late Registration. I got a rap … The other thing is, my campaign is Kanye West YES, not YEP, not YEAH. YES. YES. YES… When I’m president, let’s also have some fun. Let’s get past all the racism conversation, let’s empower people with 40 acres and a mule, let’s give some land, that’s the plan.”

Man Killed In Foogiano Shooting Remembered As A Great Man

(AllHipHop News) Two people were killed after a shooting broke out during a show featuring Foogiano over the weekend.The deadly performance took place at a Greenville, South Carolina club called Lavish Lounge.
Clarence Sterling Johnson, 51, and Mykala Bell, 23, were the fatalities, while eight others were injured during the melee.
Friends and family are coming forth with a little more information about the character of the nightclub security guard cool shot in the leg and died from the injury.
Affectionately called “CJ” or “Big Sterling,” his pastor shared, “He was one who showed no partiality when it came to serving.”
Pastor Henry Johnson of Greenville’s Queen Street Baptist Church, where Sterling Johnson served on the usher board.
Pastor Johnson spoke to the Greenville News of his member saying, “Sterling was what I called a ‘servant’ who served in so many areas in our community wholeheartedly, making sure everyone felt safe.”
There was another club shooting the same weekend and the local authorities believed that all of the violence was gang-related.
Many are wondering why the club was even open since the governor of the state had ordered a mandatory shut down of nightclubs, bars, and lounges in efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lavish Lounge was not exempt from this ordinance.
Family and friends of Sterling Johnson have posted on Facebook prayers and condolences. His cousin, Joyce Robinson set up a GoFundMe page to support his surviving children.

Snow Tha Product – “On My Sh*t Freestyle”

OnlineCrates2 hours agoSnow tha Product is spitting BARS!Check out Latinx femcee Snow Tha Product who is once again delivering an incredible display of lyricism. While this visual is somewhat simple the visual effects of this song are all there for an entertaining video during this crazy lockdown quarantine time. Snow isn't letting COVID stop her though, she says she's got things taken care of and with the way this freestyle runs, we agree. Check it out above: