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Eminem Releases ‘Eminem Show’ Expanded Reissue for 20th Anniversary Feat. Unreleased Songs

Eminem released one of the best albums in his discography The Eminem Show 20 years ago today on May 26, 2002.The legendary rapper announced earlier this week that The Eminem Show will be treated with a new expanded edition in celebration of its 20th anniversary. “‘Well, if you want Shady, this is what I’ll give ya…#TheEminemShow 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition drops Thursday 5/26,” Em captioned the teaser.The Eminem Show served as the follow up to the very successful The Marshall Mathers LP and became his second career No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It went on to become the best-selling album of the year in both the U.S. and around the world. It also ended up becoming the second best-selling album of the 21st century, with 27 million units sold around the world. The RIAA has already certified it with 12x platinum status.The rapper, who was recently inducted into the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has dropped a new edition where he has included a bunch of rare and unreleased songs including ‘Bump Heads’ featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo and ‘Jimmy, Brian & Mike’.The latter has been demanded by fans for many years so it’s great that the song is finally out in its entirety. It is reported to have been recorded around 1999 for The Marshall Mathers LP. Shady has also shared some live freestyles from different events in addition to instrumental versions of a few songs. Stream it above.

New Video: DreamDoll – ‘Ice Cream Dream’ (Feat. French Montana)

After collaborating with French Montana on her new song ‘Ice Cream Dream’ in April, tonight DreamDoll has given the new single the visual treatment.The pair linked up to shoot the video just a week after they finished the song together. Despite the name of the song, they bring the heat in the music video which is directed by QASQUIAT. You can give it a watch below.[embedded content]via Complex

Brandy “Murks” Jack Harlow With “First Class” Freestyle

Multi-hyphenate singer-songwriter-actor and now rapper Brandy has responded with bars for Jack Harlow who failed the Hot 97 “culture test” – he didn’t know the icon’s body of work or even her relation to brother, Ray J.

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Brandy has kept her promise to drop bars on rap newcomer Jack Harlow, who clearly needs a lesson or two on the culture. She dropped a freestyle diss track that premiered May 25th on New York’s Hot 97 station.

On the minute and a half drop, the Grammy Award-winner jacked Harlow’s, “First Class” to give him a quick primer on her almost three-decade reign.

She spits: “Painting pictures, Cinderella scriptures but that don’t mean jack in the streets jack of all trades, now I’m here jacking for beats queen’s canceled but you can never cancel a queen crown concrete stone.”

The “Vocal Bible” then warned Harlow of how he should address her from now on, saying: “Don’t call me Brandy no more, call me your highness.”

It was during a May 11th interview with Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning Show that Harlow caught backlash after he was quizzed about his knowledge of black music culture. Radio host Ebro Darden and crew challenged Jack Harlow to a game in which the rapper had to guess the song playing on the radio. Ebro put on Brandy’s 1998 hit, “Angel in Disguise,” which Harlow didn’t recognize and guessed Aaliyah instead. Harlow was fed hints before the “Whats Poppin” rapper eventually guessed, “Who’s Ray J’s sister?”

The Full Moon singer responded on Twitter promising to drop a diss track that would school Harlow once and for all, saying, “I will murk this dude in rap at 43 on his own beats and then sing his ass to sleep.”

Brandy Performs The National Anthem At The NFC Championship Game

Earlier this year, Brandy reminded the world of her vocal chops when she performed the national anthem at the NFC championship game. Brandy wore a white Prada tracksuit, paying homage to Whitney Houston’s 1991 Super Bowl look. Brandy and Whitney have a great history together — the deceased superstar was Brandy’s mentor and a co-star in the film Cinderella.

Snoop Dogg Says He Fainted After Seeing Tupac in the Hospital

Snoop Dogg is reliving Tupac Shakur’s final days.
Over 25 years since Pac passed away, Snoop is recalling what happened when he visited his friend in the hospital after he was shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996.
Speaking with Logan Paul’s “Impaulsive” podcast, Snoop said that he drove to Suge Knight’s house after hearing about the shooting. Once there, Suge tried to comfort him by assuring him that Pac was going to make it.
But he didn’t realize the magnitude of the situation until he saw Pac himself. “We feeling like it’s gonna be alright until we go to the hospital and see that it ain’t alright. He got tubes in him,” said Snoop, who passed out upon seeing Pac.
“When I walked in, I could just feel like he wasn’t even there and I fainted,” he revealed.
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Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, told Snoop to snap out of it and go speak to Pac. “Then his mother got me up and walked me in the bathroom and had a conversation with me about being strong. She was like, ‘My baby ain’t never seen you weak. I don’t want you to be weak in front of him. You go in the bathroom and fix yourself up and you go back in there and you talk to him and you tell him how you feel. My baby loves you.'”
Tupac’s mother left them alone so Snoop could speak to her son one last time. “She knew there was a little tension, but she knew how much we loved each other. So she gave us a moment for me to say some things to him as far as how much I love him. But I knew that that was gonna be my last time speaking with him.”
Pac died days later on Sept. 7, 1996. He was 25 years old.
After the interview was released, some fans questioned Snoop’s story. “Love Snoop but his story always change or something keep getting added to the stories,” commented one Instagram user, while another was skeptical of his version of events. “I thought Snoop didn’t even make it to the hospital.”
During the interview, Snoop also spoke about a “treasured moment” with Kobe Bryant and revealed what happened on set of Katy Perry’s video for their 2010 hit “California Gurls.”

Lil Nas X To Be Honored At Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Lil Nas X will be honored with the Hal David Starlight Award at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame event on June 16th.

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Rapper Lil Nas X will be honored at the 51st annual Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16th and receive the Hal David Starlight Award.

The Grammy award-winning rapper will be in wonderful company with artists such as Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Drake, John Legend, and more who have been honored since the award was originally presented in 2004.

The chair for the event, legendary musician Nile Rodgers, spoke on awarding the “Old Town Road” rapper:

“Lil Nas X is someone we are proud to award the Hal David Starlight Award to. He has perhaps better than anyone demonstrated how powerful great songs are, with Old Town Road and Montero dominating the charts for almost every day of the last three years. If you’re lucky enough to be alive at this time, you know exactly who Lil Nas X is and he’s an incredible and inspirational person for every one of his communities as well.”

President and CEO Linda Moran also chimed in on honoring Nas X:

“Lil Nas X’s thought-provoking song and musical style described as pop rap, hip hop, country rap, trap, pop rock, pop, and rock speaks soundly to diverse generations of fans. He is certainly worthy of joining the esteemed list of Starlight Award honorees.”

Lil Nas X will be honored at the 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony on Thursday, June 16 in New York City. pic.twitter.com/yRMPxNkBQ7— 𝙈𝘼𝙅𝙊𝙍 ⚜️ (@lilnasxmajor) May 19, 2022

Lil Nas X Tour

Last month, the “Call Me By Your Name” rapper announced his first-ever tour coming this fall where he will travel to cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, and more.

In a post, the rapper captioned jokingly to fans “and u better come. or don’t idc lol.. jk i do care please come ok? Deal? #LongLiveMontero @cashapp presale starts tomorrow. Go to LongLiveMontero.com.”

The Lil Nas X Long Live Montero tour launched last month with an exclusive ticket presale with Cash App.  General sales for North American dates also began in April and all European dates went on sale to the public starting May 6th at 10 a.m. local time.

Russ Releases ‘HANDSOMER’ Remix Video Starring Tiffany Haddish & Snoop Dogg: Watch

Russ is currently on his worldwide tour which has been sold out on all dates so far.Before his show at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on Wednesday night, he has decided to release a music video for his hit ‘HANDSOMER’ remix featuring Ktlyn who is the latest artist signed to his Diemon Records label. The song peaked inside top 40 of Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year.The Atlanta resident has enlisted big guests like Tiffany Haddish and Snoop Dogg to make the clip fancier. Watch it below.[embedded content]

Watch The Game and Mike Tyson Arm Wrestle

The Game is showing off his super-human strength against Mike Tyson.
During his visit to Tyson’s “Hotboxin'” podcast, the Compton rapper faced off with the former heavyweight champion in an arm-wrestling match. The “Hotboxin'” account shared video of their match where Tyson, with a lit joint in his mouth, struggled to strong-arm Game.
“Ayo Mike, chill!” Game told him before Game yelled, “It’s a tie, motherfu**er!”

Game later claimed victory. “I beat @MikeTyson arm wrestling & before you get started in the comments… he told me this eye to eye after it was over,” wrote Game, who said he went easy on his competitor.
“I went light on em in the end cause I love him and I found it in my heart to let him come back lol,” added Game, who’s been hitting the gym hard. “Not to mention, he leaning in with his whole body, n pulling on the couch arm… strong ass n–a ha ha ha. I don’t think he was ready for my strength.”
And he’s ready for another round. “Rematch coming soon,” Game wrote on his Instagram Story.
While at the “Hotboxin'” studios, he also received a pair of signed gloves from Iron Mike. “R.I.P. to my father. He would’ve loved this, this moment right there,” said Game.
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Game is now ready to flex his lyrical muscle with his highly-anticipated album Drillmatic, which drops June 10. “I know my album gone be the best album of 2022 cause the energy feels like I just signed my deal,” he told fans. “You’ve never heard me rap like this, I promise you.”

Kehlani & 070 Shake Make Relationship Public with ‘Melt’ Video: Watch

Kehlani has released the music video for her song ‘Melt’, one of the standouts on her latest album Blue Water Road.The music video stars 070 Shake. Fans have been gossiping for a few months now about rumors that the two artists were romantically involved but today, Kehlani has made it official that they are dating. Kehlani captioned her Instagram post: “a true story. @070shake iLoveyou.”The video is co-directed by the two and see them hanging out together, having a good time and taking photos of each other. Watch the two love birds below.[embedded content]

Yung Bleu Celebrates The Delivery Of His Baby Girl

Rapper Yung Bleu just welcomed a baby girl into the world. Fans are congratulating the artist on his new bundle of joy.

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Young Bleu announced he was expecting his first daughter back on Valentine’s Day with a sonogram image within the shape of a heart. Today, the Mobile, Alabama rapper took to Instagram to announce the welcoming of his newborn daughter.

The “You’re mine still” rapper couldn’t help but share the joyous news with fans and gushed with the love he instantly had for his daughter saying,

“Mannnnnnn I wasn’t gone post my lil girl but I can’t fight it I’m so crazy in love with her already my baby so beautiful so perfect u about to be so spoiled pretty and I no you gone have some smoove chocolate skin like mama , yo mama gone be hating how spoiled u areeeee !!! lol Milan Love Biddle ❤️ im in love with this girl.”

Congratulations to Yung Bleu and his wife Tiemeria.

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Chris Brown Congratulates Rihanna And A$AP Rocky As They Welcome Their First Child

In other baby news, Rihanna is officially a mother. It’s reported that Rihanna and her fiance A$AP Rocky just welcomed their first child and the gender is no longer a mystery. According to sources the newly “engaged” couple Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child on Friday, May 13, but it is just now being revealed to the public.

Though we saw Rihanna shopping for girl clothes back in March, sources are saying that the new bundle of joy is indeed a boy. One of the first celebrities to congratulate and confirm the birth was Rihanna’s ex and R&B superstar Chris Brown.

Breezy took to his Instagram story 10 minutes after the news was made public to congratulate the two.

Barack Obama, Lil Durk, And Travis Scott Are Raising Up Future Leaders To Stand Up For Communities Plagued By Gun Violence

With the recent horrific events of the Texas school shooting and Buffalo supermarket massacre, the focus on raising up strong leaders to change America’s path is even more urgent.  Here’s how Barack Obama, Lil Durk and Travis Scott are planting the seed right now to give us hope for the future.

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Obama Partners With Airbnb

Barack Obama may be out of office, but he’s working to plant the seeds for future public servants to change the world.  The former president is encouraging college students to choose a career in public service and will assist in making it happen. In partnership with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, The Voyager Scholarship, is offering college juniors financial aid to reduce the stress of college debt plus life changing travel experiences and a network of mentors and leaders to support the students transition into a career in public service.

The Obama-Chesky “Voyager” Scholarship for Public Services,  will present young leaders with an award of up to $50,000 in financial aid, receiving $25,000 their junior and senior year. The new scholars will gain exposure to new communities and internships in between classes with summer travel experiences, a $10,000 stipend and free Airbnb housing services. Following graduation, Airbnb will supply students with a $2,000 travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000.

Obama and Chesky will be hands-on through the program, as they hold annual summits that talk about the role of empathy and understanding in leadership. Students have until June 14th to submit their applications.

Lil Durk’s Neighborhood Heros

Chicago’s Lil Durk is taking youth from his embattled southside community to explore new opportunities.  Durk’s Neighborhood Heroes recently surprised 20 southside kids with Sox suite tickets. Those same students will be a part of their newest black college tour program, taking the students to different HBCU Colleges as they work to expose them to different career opportunities.

Dirkio doesn’t stop there. His organization also surprised students with a meeting with former president Barack Obama.  Neighborhood Heroes also teamed up with fellow nonprofit organization, Chicago Votes, to deliver over 29,000 16oz bottles of hand sanitizer, to people throughout Illinois prisons.

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Travis Scott Gives HBCU Students $1 Million in Scholarships

Travis Scott is taking steps to make sure our future black leaders have a lighter financial load.  Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation and the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund gave100 students at 38 different historically Black colleges $10,000 each for their graduation. The scholarship provides financial support to college graduates and their families with funding towards their final tuition fees. To be eligible to receive the scholarship, the graduating senior must have had an average GPA of 3.5 or higher and experienced financial challenges in their final Spring 2022 semester.  The fund was named after Travis Scott’s grandfather for his dedication to Black academic excellence.

Over $1.3 Million Raised For Buffalo Shooting Victims

Tops Market and the National Compassion Fund started a GoFundMe to raise money for victims of the Buffalo shooting. So far, over $1 million has been raised for the families in crisis.

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A Compassionate Fundraiser

A GoFundMe page created for survivors of the Buffalo, N.Y., mass shooting surpassed $1 million on May 19, just three days after it was created.

The National Compassion Fund and Tops Friendly Markets started the GoFundMe to provide financial assistance to those affected by the supermarket shooting. The GoFundMe has reached $1,043,350, but still short of the current goal to raise $1.5 million.

“One hundred percent of the contributions donated to this fund will go directly to victims and survivors of this atrocity,” the fundraiser stated.

GoFundMe set up an official page where other verified fundraisers for victims’ families may be found.  Those victims include Andre McNeil, who went to Tops grocery store to purchase a birthday cake for his son AJ on the child’s 3rd birthday and retired police officer Aaron Salter Jr who died trying to subdue the shooter.  According to the fundraising site, “Every fundraiser on this page has been certified by our Trust & Safety specialists.”

Other organizations raising funds for the impacted community include Candles in the S.U.N. (candlesinthesun.com), a local nonprofit group accepting food and other donations which are distributed at daily pop-ups; Feed Buffalo (feedbuffalo.org), which provides food and supports other grassroots efforts; and Black Love Resists in the Rust (blackloveresistsintherust.org), which collects donations for food and mental health support in conjunction with Colored Girls Bike Too.

Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, Armani Caesar Speak Up For Hometown Devastated By Racist Massacre

Three prominent members of the popular rap consortium, Griselda, spoke out against the horrific tragedy that happened in their hometown of Buffalo, NY.  Authorities have determined that Payton Gendron, the white shooter who carried out a horrific hate crime, had been planning the attack on the community for months.

Conway the Machine, Benny The Butcher, and Armani Ceaser of Griselda have spoken out against the horrific racist attack by a white supremacist that took the lives of 10 Black Buffalo NY residents and injured three others on Saturday.  Now, investigators have revealed that the attacker had planned the evil plot and published his plans on the online platform, Discord, months earlier.

DaniLeigh Addresses Pregnancy Rumors

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DaniLeigh is not with child.
The “Lil Bebe” singer had social media on baby watch after she posted a TikTok video where she dances in her bathroom to Koto.’s “So Silly !” while her baby daughter sits on the floor. Based on her appearance, some thought that she was pregnant with her second child.

Amid the social media speculation, DaniLeigh took to Twitter to set the record straight.
“I’m seeing I’m pregnant everywhere , no I am not,” she wrote before addressing the extra weight she put on after giving birth. “Yall coming for my lil belly pouch that’s so mean lol I’m tryna lose it ok.”

I’m seeing I’m pregnant everywhere , no I am not … Yall coming for my lil belly pouch that’s so mean lol I’m tryna lose it ok.
— Danileigh (@DaniLeigh) May 25, 2022

For now, Dani is happy being a mother to her daughter Velour, whom she shares with DaBaby. She recently shared some adorable photos of her 8-month-old baby girl on social media.

Earlier this month, she dropped her new single “Dead to Me” and opened up about her “toxic” relationship with the “Rockstar” rapper.
“We had our really good times. We were in love,” she recalled. “He had his little mess-ups and stuff, so we’d break up for a month and then get back together… We broke up a lot.”
DaniLeigh is now readying her 7-track EP My Side. “I feel like that project is closure for me to just move on for my next chapter in life and just focus on having fun and being a mom and living life in a positive light.”

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Travis Scott’s “Project Heal” Raises Millions To Aid His Texas Community Amidst Robb Elementary Shooting Crisis

Rapper Travis Scott is on a mission to heal the pain Texans are enduring since the Astroworld tragedy and yesterday’s mass shooting that left 21 people, including 19 children, dead.

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Travis Scott is determined to turn the pain caused into a blessing and heal the world. His raffle of custom Nike AirMax shoes on Tuesday raised millions of dollars in under 30 minutes.

Travis announced he is donating the money gained from his new Air Max & Cactus Jack collaboration to Project HEAL.  The rap philanthropist said he originally made the shoes for his family and friends but would instead make them available as a fundraiser for his charity.  Project HEAL was established to address challenges facing youth from marginalized and at-risk communities of color such as Uvalde, Texas, where an 18-year-old gunman murdered 21 people, 19 of whom were children, at The Robb Elementary School.  The school, located just under 300 miles from Scott’s Houston hometown, was almost 90 percent Latino and low income.

HEAL also vows to” address the country’s skyrocketing mental health crisis – and focus much-needed resources to support services for young people, especially in lower-income communities of color, many of whom have few available, accessible, affordable mental health options.”

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Travis Scott’s Utopia On The Way

In other Travis news, he recently rolled out the promotion for his upcoming album, Utopia, with billboards in California. Fans are hyped to see what Travis’ redemptive album release will sound like. The rapper’s return to the spotlight is underway with the eye-catching rollout of massive billboards in California for his long-awaited album, Utopia. This would be the “Sicko Mode” rapper’s first album in four years and his fourth album overall. His last album was Astroworld.

Kehlani and 070 Shake Share Love Story in ‘Melt’ Video

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Love takes over in Kehlani’s new video for “Melt.”
The singer drops the romantic video off her Blue Water Road album co-starring her real-life girlfriend 070 Shake. The couple gives fans a peek into their budding relationship in the “true story,” which they co-directed. They flirt and visit a church while wearing white in the home video footage, which was shot in Brazil during Kehlani’s South American festival run.
“I wonder when they see just one, do they see us two?” sings Kehlani.
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Back in October, she and the “Guilty Conscience” singer sparked dating rumors after they were spotted together at a fashion show and cozied up on Instagram. Kehlani officially came out as a lesbian on social media in April 2021.
“Melt” is the latest song to receive a visual from Kehlani’s album Blue Water Road, which features appearances from Justin Bieber, Blxst, Jessie Reyez, Syd, Thundercat, and Ambré.
This summer, she will hit the road on her “Blue Water Road Trip” tour with special guests Rico Nasty and Destin Conrad.

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Trae Tha Truth, Saweetie, Slim Thug, DJ Khaled And More Respond To Mass Shooting At Texas Elementary School

Prominent Hip Hop artists responded to the deadly mass shooting that took place at a Texas elementary school yesterday. Texas authorities have confirmed the shooter, Salvador Ramos,  shot 19 children and two teachers. The 18-year-old shooter died during the massacre, right after shooting his grandmother, who is now in critical condition.

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Houston, Texas rappers Trae tha Truth, Slim Thug, and Lil Keke reacted to the senseless violence that left eighteen elementary school children dead.

Trae tha Truth was set to meet President Biden to discuss the Buffalo mass shooting that occurred just 10 days before.  Instead, he decided to stay on the ground with fellow Texans mourning the mass killing at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.   He wrote, “ I will have to pass, I will be in the field with the people in need.”

Houston’s Slim Thug shared pictures of some of the children who died, saying, “Prayers to the families of the victims 🙏🏾.”

With 27 mass shootings so far in this year alone, Rapper Lil Keke says “🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿. it’s crazy out here.”

Other Hip Hop artists responded on Twitter showing their support for the victims and their families. Rapper Saweetie expressed her despair saying, “All those innocent babies 💔😢 this world man.”

DJ Khaled, who has two elementary school-aged sons, said, “we have to come together to make sure our kids is always safe !”

Young Money Entertainment shared a call to action, encouraging people to go beyond “thoughts and prayers” and speak in the voting booth saying ”

“If what happened in Texas and Buffalo over the past 2 weeks isn’t enough for change, nothing will ever be. Vote for people who will make the changes we need. That’s the only way things actually change.”

If what happened in Texas and Buffalo over the past 2 weeks isn’t enough for change, nothing will ever be. Vote for people who will make the changes we need. That’s the only way things actually change.— Mula (@YoungMoneySite) May 25, 2022

Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, Armani Caesar Speak Up For Hometown Devastated By Racist Massacre

Three prominent members of the popular rap consortium, Griselda, spoke out against the horrific tragedy that happened less than two weeks ago in their hometown of Buffalo, NY.

 Authorities have determined that Payton Gendron, the white shooter who carried out a horrific hate crime, had been planning the attack on the community for months.