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Royce Da 5'9 Steps Up To Fight Coronavirus After Family Member Catches Disease

(AllHipHop News) Slaughter House’s Royce da 5’9, like so many in our nation, has been personally impacted by the ravishing pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.An unspecified family member has contracted the coronavirus and has rocked the clan to its core.
“This thing is real, man,” Royce told The Detroit News. “It hit really close to home for me, so I just want to make sure I do my part."
Despite promoting his new album, The Allegory, Royce da 5'9 has been educating people on making charity a lifestyle, not a tax write off.
Just do a deep dive on his Instagram and check out the many ways that he is supporting people in the community during this time.
On Monday, April 1st, he joined Detroit’s Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair to talk about the pandemic and how disproportionately Black people are dying from the disease.
Then on Monday, April 6th, he fed people at the Beaumont Hospital/ Medical Center, Dearborn.
On Tuesday, April 7th he brought attention to the Last Prisoner Project, to speak about low-level crime prisoners who are at risk of contracting the disease while they are incarcerated. #LetThemOut
Royce has also been educating the masses who are so critical of Black people’s hesitancy to leap at every magic cure or vaccination, by highlighting some of America’s shameful past.
On Wednesday, April 8th, he posted information on the Tuskegee Study that used Black people as guinea pigs and injected them with Syphilis— under the guise of them getting free healthcare.
Royce is not doing one or two acts, he is incorporating into his life, ways to help his people through this tough time.
AllHipHop.com extends a heartfelt, peace and blessings to Royce as he and his family grieve the loss of their family member.
It is in tragedies like this that Hip-Hop as a community finds fortitude in not only the muse of our music but the shared camaraderie of our culture.

Mary J. Blige Explains The Influence Of The Clark Sisters On Her Life

(AllHipHop News) Mary J. Blige was thrilled to be asked to be part of a new movie about gospel group The Clark Sisters because she grew up with their music.The "Family Affair" singer Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah are among the executive producers of the new Lifetime TV movie, which debuts on Saturday (April 11th), and Mary reveals she and her famous pals bonded over their love for the quartet.

"My grandparents would play The Clark Sisters and I've been wanting to meet them; they've been a part of my life as a teenager, as a grown-up, and they helped me to heal...," she told Good Morning America. "They've been my earth angels and they wanted to tell their story and I just wanted to be a part of telling their story.
"Myself, Missy and Queen Latifah, we've had many days on the phone, when we've cried and listened to The Clark Sisters together and healed... They're a big deal and they're some of the most remarkable vocalists on the planet... They're just phenomenal."

Kodak Black Says He Needs A Knife To Protect Himself From Inmates In Prison

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Kodak Black has promised to defend himself behind bars during a message posted earlier today (April 8th) from his prison cell in Kentucky.The rap star posted a message to Instagram to complain about his treatment inside of the Big Sandy Prison in Kentucky, where he is serving out three-year prison sentence for lying on a Federal application to buy guns.
Apparently, Kodak Black had some sort of altercation, which could lead to charges for the Pompano Beach, Florida rap star.
"These Ppl Stay Trynna F##k Me Ova, All This #Coronavirus S##t And Yall Talkin Bout Trynna Charge A N##ga For A Bogus Fight. If Y’all Gonna Charge Me DO IT NOW then, Don’t Try To Wait Until I’m Almost Home, Hell Naw, Then If Y’all Was Charging Me Why Y’all Letting Me Out Da Box?!"
According to Kodak Black, he's being held in an area of the prison where there are only four other inmates from the state of Florida, leading the rapper to fear for the worst.
"They Send Me To The Compound Where It’s Only 3 N##gas From Florida There, So Regardless Of Who Talkin Like They Got My Back Imma Need Me A F##kin KNIFE bcuz I Don’t Know Nobody," Kodak Black said.
Check out Kodak Black's full post below:

50 Cent Says He Would Rather Have 6ix9ine Than Marquise for a Son

There’s more bad blood between 50 Cent and his son.
While going live on Instagram on Tuesday, the hip-hop mogul was asked if he had heard from 6ix9ine since he was released from prison to home confinement. “No, I ain’t heard from him. He’s his mother’s child now. He told on everybody,” said 50 of the rapper-turned-snitch.
He then proceeded to take a shot at his own son, Marquise Jackson, whom he shares with Shaniqua Tompkins. “He better than Marquise though. I’ll take him before I take my actual [son],” he laughed. “Fuck that ni**a.”
It wasn’t long before Marquise caught wind of his comments and clapped back on his Instagram Story. “Did he just say he would claim a rat?” the 24-year-old asked in disbelief. “Aww nah, I want no part to that cheese. I don’t know what y’all got going on over there. That’s some other shit. Stupid!”

50 and Marquise’s estranged relationship has been chronicled for years, including heated exchanges on social media. In 2017, Marquise dropped his debut single “Different” on which he opened up about his famous father. “Lost my pops, he’s still alive,” he raps.
Marquise spoke about his dad during a 2017 interview with Rap-Up. “Growing up, my dad was my superhero,” he said. “It was like having a father who was Superman, more or less. But then, as I got older, you start realizing things or you start seeing certain patterns and it takes an effect on your relationship with people. That’s what happened with me and my father.”
While he and Marquise may be on bad terms, 50 has a much healthier relationship with Sire, his younger son with Daphne Joy. For Christmas last year, he shut down a New Jersey Toys “R” Us to treat the 7-year-old to a private shopping spree.

Will Smith + Joyner Lucas Finally Connect + Geek Out Over WILL Video

Hollywood superstar Will Smith and Joyner Lucas have finally chopped it up. Weeks after blowing the world away with his “Will” music video premiere, Lucas has met his all-time favorite movie idol.
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On Wednesday, Smith went to his Instagram page to share some must-see content. In the video, he’s shown having a face-to-face conversation with Lucas and his own son Jaden.
“If I’m being real, I probably watched it WAYYY more than 9 times 🙂 Thank you @joynerlucas for your incredible art and kind spirit. Link in bio for our convo” -Will Smith’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram If I’m being real, I probably watched it WAYYY more than 9 times 🙂 Thank you @joynerlucas for your incredible art and kind spirit. Link in bio for our convo A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Apr 8, 2020 at 12:07pm PDT
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A few nights ago, Smith shared his reaction to Lucas’ “Will” tribute video. In addition to saying he’s honored, Smith also explained how much of a creative approach Joyner took with this visual.
“Joyner Lucas. Yo! That joint is crazy! Um, dude, I am humbled and honored. One of the lines you say in there, you inspire people and you don’t even know it. It has been my intention since day one to go into the world and put positive energy and be able to use my creation to inspire and elevate and empower. I just love what you’ve done. It’s creative. Brother, again, humbled and hope to meet you one day.”

View this post on Instagram WOW!!! That’s Crazy!  #Humbled @joynerlucas A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:27pm PDTWait, There’s More
Joyner made sure to shout-out Smith for the salute. Lucas couldn’t even believe Will took a moment to acknowledge his visual.
“🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🌹🌹🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽is this real life??? Bruh I need to take a cold shower and wake up. I’m dreaming right now @willsmith”

View this post on Instagram 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🌹🌹🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽is this real life??? Bruh I need to take a cold shower and wake up. I’m dreaming right now @willsmith A post shared by Joyner Lucas (@joynerlucas) on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:37pm PDTBefore You Go
On Tuesday, Joyner Lucas flexed some big numbers. JL acknowledged having a top-selling rap album with his ADHD project and its placement on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
“I don’t focus on charts and reviews, however I appreciate all my fans all over the world! I Made @itunes #1 rap album in the world and @billboard charts top #10 album in the world across all genres. 🙏🏽 also noticed I was the only independent artist on the list. To all the indie artist that are constantly pushing through the struggle to one day make it, just know it’s possible. As an artist and the co-founder of @tullyapp I plan on leading by example. #ADHD out now!” -Joyner Lucas’ Instagram

Man – big congrats on keeping the fire music coming especially in these times – @JoynerLucas #ADHD #SOHH #SOHHNews pic.twitter.com/bFqQQP3jtR— SOHH (@sohh) April 7, 2020

Bernie Sanders Withdraws From 2020 Presidential Election

Vermont Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is out. The popular politician publicly broke the news this week that he would be withdrawing from the 2020 presidential election.
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As Bernie Sanders withdraws, he leaves former vice president Joe Biden battling for the Democratic nomination, to which the latter now will most likely be squaring off against President Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders has withdrawn his bid for Democratic presidential nomination pic.twitter.com/icuBcU6r7c— SOHH (@sohh) April 8, 2020‘I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth, and that is that we are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden, and the path toward victory is virtually impossible,’ Sanders said in a livestream after the call. ‘So while we are winning the ideological battle and while we are winning the support of so many young people and working people throughout the country, I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful. And so today I am announcing the suspension of my campaign.’ (CNN)

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After mounted speculation, Bernie delivered the breaking news through a live stream. Sanders went to his campaign website to let the world know he’s bowing out of the presidential run.

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Bernie Sanders withdraws via live streamWait, There’s More
Political figures like Beto O’Rourke and Kamala Harris among others stood up for Sanders. Social media erupted with reactions to the massive news.
“Grateful to Bernie Sanders for the movement he leads and for the campaign he ran. He and his supporters have pushed us to be a better country. They will be critical to defeating Trump & helping the U.S. pursue the most ambitious agenda in our history starting in January 2021.” – Beto O’Rourke Twitter

Grateful to Bernie Sanders for the movement he leads and for the campaign he ran. He and his supporters have pushed us to be a better country. They will be critical to defeating Trump & helping the U.S. pursue the most ambitious agenda in our history starting in January 2021.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) April 8, 2020Political figures gave their thanks to Sanders following his announcement“.@BernieSanders is an extraordinary leader. From health care to climate change, his campaign drove the conversation around what’s in the best interests of working families. We must continue that spirit and ethos as we work to unite the party to defeat Trump.” – Kamala Harris Twitter

.@BernieSanders is an extraordinary leader. From health care to climate change, his campaign drove the conversation around what's in the best interests of working families. We must continue that spirit and ethos as we work to unite the party to defeat Trump.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 8, 2020Reactions pour in as Bernie Sanders withdraws from the election raceBefore You Go
Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Flava Flav recently faked a feud over supporting Bernie’s campaign for the 2020 Presidential Election. In a now-deleted message, Chuck revealed the entire ordeal was just a hoax put on to promote a new album from Enemy Radio, the auxiliary unit of PE that consists of himself, DJ Lord, Jahi and the S1Ws.
“The HOAX was a hoax for a reason. I was tired of bulls**t. Tired of Hip Hop alway getting a bad look as its only narrative while the good news never made the news. And SOC MED (aka social media transformation of ‘The Masses into Them Asses’ with sucking gadgets and by inhaling digital gasses) had me SMDH coming into 2020. Thus came the HOAX. A wake-up call. I had watched Orson Welles ‘War Of The Worlds’ from 1938 when he pulled the wool over the public’s eyes as they put 100% belief in the technology of radio. Most people followed like a Pavlovic dog just like they do now. Flav doesn’t do benefits and stays away from political events – we been cool and always agreed about that. Enemy Radio was built for that reason, to be a DJ+MC auxiliary unit of Public Enemy, a no-slack homage tossback to DJ+MC roots. It is DJ Lord, myself, and Jahi with the S1Ws. Hearing the confused mush of political talk while under the bowels of Trumpotus made me use a presidential stage as my platform. Out of this storm came a plan between Flav and me to remind people that what’s important should have as much, if not more, value than just what’s popular. Thus came the HOAX, our ‘War Of The Worlds.’ Believe half of what you hear and NONE of what you see. So, it’s April 1, 2020, and as we hoard food and empty store shelves, Chuck D and Flavor Flav hijack it was April ‘FlavChuck’ Day to end the HOAX with Enemy Radio’s new song, ‘FOOD AS A MACHINE GUN.’ ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ 2020 style. That’s right, this is Enemy Radio featuring Public Enemy, with more around the corner. Enemy Radio’s debut album, ‘LOUD ISNOT ENOUGH,’ is here. ‘FOOD AS A MACHINE GUN’ is the first taste, an attack on the food industrial machine that opens minds to the direct need, dependency and necessity – yet killer – of our current lives, taking inspiration from Kristin Lawless and her book, ‘Formerly Known As Food.’ Does it take doing crazy s**t or catastrophe to wake people up? Obviously so, even when paying attention is the chepaest price to pay. So if you got that in your wallet, Enemy Radio is serving up ‘FOOD AS A MACHINE GUN.’ Chuck D”

View this post on Instagram Chuck D of Public Enemy reveals his fued with Flavor Flav was a hoax to promote new music 🤭 . . [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 #ChuckD #FlavorFlav #PublicEnemy #PE A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:23am PDTThe hoax regarding supporting Sanders for the 2020 Presidential Election can be seen above

Kodak Black Reveals Disturbing Prison Mistreatment Details: “These People Stay Trying To F**k Me Over”

Florida rapper Kodak Black isn’t biting his tongue. The jailed hip-hop star has spoke out about his current situation behind bars and why the legal system is trying to unjustly bury him.
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This week, Kodak went to his social media pages to reveal he’s been moved over a thousand miles away from his family. Black also referenced former jailed hip-hop artists like T.I. and Gucci Mane not getting treated as badly.
“Man These Ppl Stay Trynna F*ck Me Ova, All This #Coronavirus Shit And Yall Talkin Bout Trynna Charge A Nigga For A Bogus Fight. If Y’all Gonna Charge Me DO IT NOW then, Don’t Try To Wait Until I’m Almost Home, Hell Naw, Then If Y’all Was Charging Me Why Y’all Letting Me Out Da Box?! On Top Of That Y’all Send Me Way to Kentucky USP Big Sandy 1,023 miles Away From My Family After Donald Trump Passed The First Step Act Stating That The BOP is Supposed To Keep You Within 500 Miles Of Your Family. Everybody Kno Big Sandy Is The Worst Penitentiary in BOP besides Hazelton. Y’all Sent T.I. to A Low and Sent Gucci Mane to Terre Haute So Why The F*ck Y’all Send Kodak Black to Big Sandy?! Cuz The Ppl Kno How I’m Rocking They Know I Ain’t No B*tch and I’ll Blow Me Some Sh*t Up So They Send Me To The Compound Where It’s Only 3 N*ggaz From Florida There, So Regardless Of Who Talkin Like They Got My Back Imma Need Me A F*ckin KNIFE bcuz I Don’t Know Nobody. These Ppl Breaking All Type Of Laws With Me.” -Kodak Black’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram Kodak Black speaks about his mistreatment 😔 #FREEKODAK . . [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 #kodakblack A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Apr 8, 2020 at 10:06am PDT
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KB didn’t stop there. Black also said he had his phone privileges, commissary and email taken away for six months.
“1st Of All Y’all Sent Me Way Past My Radius, 2nd That Is “Double Jeopardy” bcuz Y’all have Already Sanctioned Me To 5 Months In The Box, Took My Phn Calls For 6 Months,Took My Email And My Commissary For 6 Months, Everyone In The Feds Kno They Cannot Turn Around And Charge You After They Serve You Your Shit, So Why They Trynna Do Me Like Dat?! 3rd Of All Wit A New Charge Ova My Head I’m Never Supposed To Be Let Out The Box I’m Supposed To Be Going To Court For It, These Ppl Setting Me Up Letting Me Out The Box and Sending Me To The Worst Penitentiary So I Can Get In Some More Trouble So When They Do Decide To Bring Me To Court They Can Have Some More Shit To Say. Y’all The One Beat Me Up And Did Me Wrong, Y’all Should be Getting A New Charge!!” – Kodak Black’s Instagram
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Last week, Yak’s attorney Bradford Cohen went off about his treatment by Miami police after a weapons charge. BC took to his own social media pages to publicly speak out.
“Now to discuss the Miami Dade case how it evolved and why its moving forward. The Miami Stare attorney Katherine Fenandez Rundle @saomiami has an opponent this year that speaks about fairness and judicial reform. Her name is Melba Pearson, @resident_legal_diva . Ms. Rundle has yet to speak about her position on the fairness of an individual being charged for the same weapons in 3 different courts , like @kodak has been charged. Also to be addressed, Miami Dade Police arrested Mr Kapri, held him in their station, took pictures of him like an animal in handcuffs and sent them to a reporter, in violation of his rights, yet never served him with the state warrant they had sitting on their desk.”

View this post on Instagram Now to discuss the Miami Dade case how it evolved and why its moving forward. The Miami Stare attorney Katherine Fenandez Rundle @saomiami has an opponent this year that speaks about fairness and judicial reform. Her name is Melba Pearson, @resident_legal_diva . Ms. Rundle has yet to speak about her position on the fairness of an individual being charged for the same weapons in 3 different courts , like @kodak has been charged. Also to be addressed, Miami Dade Police arrested Mr Kapri, held him in their station, took pictures of him like an animal in handcuffs and sent them to a reporter, in violation of his rights, yet never served him with the state warrant they had sitting on their desk. Why you may ask? Well the communications that I will be sharing speak volumes. They wanted to make sure they "stacked" his sentence. That is why they waited and never even put a detainer on him, before he was shipped to Kentucky. They want to attempt to wait as long as they can to get him here. What is the other issue with the case besides his rights being violated, an attempt to skirt speedy trial rules and the current state of the law? There are issues with the actual case itself. @kodak was never a convicted felon. The Miami Dade State Attornry is charging him with a very obscure law, that most defendants dont know about. The law states that if you have a juvenile charge that was a felony, no matter if adj or not, you cannot possess a firearm until you are 24 years old. Now Federal has no such law, and if you walked into a gun store they could sell you a firearm and they would have no idea about the law, because it isn't a question asked on the federal form. Should that be changed? I believe so, another issue of a gun loophole, that no State Attorney wishes to change, because it helps them charge individuals that dont know about the law. The last piece of the puzzle is to make it sexy, the state attempts to say he is a qualified offender to double the penalties, again they are wrong and in the communications I have seen they knew he wasnt qualified, but they made the announcement anyway. The communications between the line prosecutor and others are quite revealing. A post shared by Bradford Cohen (@lawronin) on Apr 1, 2020 at 4:10am PDTBefore You Go
Prior to his rant came the news Kodak would be serving more time behind bars. Cohen provided some context behind his client’s situation.
“Some good news and some frustration in regards to @kodakblack . The case in New York is resolved. I was not his attorney on that case. Although it should have been completely dismissed, as it was for the other 2 individuals in the same car, who testified that @kodakblack knew nothing about the firearm in the vehicle, and it was registered and legal to one of the other individuals he was with, they agreed to 12 month to run concurrent with his current sentence. Even the Judge asked the prosecutor why are they not dismissing. @kodakblack just wanted to resolve it so he doesn’t lose anytime in federal.”

View this post on Instagram Some good news and some frustration in regards to @kodakblack . The case in New York is resolved. I was not his attorney on that case. Although it should have been completely dismissed, as it was for the other 2 individuals in the same car, who testified that @kodakblack knew nothing about the firearm in the vehicle, and it was registered and legal to one of the other individuals he was with, they agreed to 12 month to run concurrent with his current sentence. Even the Judge asked the prosecutor why are they not dismissing. @kodakblack just wanted to resolve it so he doesn't lose anytime in federal. You see when you are out of federal custody you lose that time on your federal case. Now with the Coronavirus, its unknown when they will pick him up due to this virus. The BUREAU OF PRISONS @bureauofprisons needs to address these issues that federal inmates are credited back time they miss due to this outbreak. More information to follow this, as we really need to delve deep into how @kodakblack is being treated differently than any other inmate and any other defendant. Next up we will discuss what I say is triple jeopardy and the holding off on charges to attempt to stack a defendant with extra time, like in the case in @saomiami A post shared by Bradford Cohen (@lawronin) on Mar 30, 2020 at 6:50am PDT

Instagram Reveals Why Tory Lanez’ Quarantine Radio Was Blocked

Tory Lanez’s Quarantine Radio was yanked off the air on Tuesday.
The popular show has become a phenomenon on Instagram Live amid the quarantine, with viewership levels reaching as high as 350,000. Drake, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Bryson Tiller have all made appearances. Tory also regularly invites his female viewers to twerk, but some of his guests crossed the line by exposing too much of themselves. After violating Instagram’s terms with the racy display, his account was temporarily blocked from going live for a week until April 14.
“We restrict certain content and actions to protect our community,” read a message from Instagram, which Tory shared with his followers.

After losing his live privileges, Tory took to Twitter to start the #FreeTory movement. He also launched a second Instagram account @TheQuarantineRadio, which was also disabled. “We will be back #FreeTory,” he vowed.

During an interview with The Shade Room, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri revealed why the social media giant disabled his account. “Quarantine Radio is not banned,” he said. “But you can’t have nudity on Instagram. It’s part of our community guidelines. It’s part of the rules and we can’t make exceptions. And on a couple of those lives yesterday for a few of those accounts, there was nudity, so we had to stop the live. There’s a short period of time when you can’t go live again. We have to stick to the rules, otherwise, why do we have them?”
Mosseri, who’s a fan of Quarantine Radio, is hopeful that the show returns as long as it sticks to the guidelines. “I hope it comes back soon, just no nudity,” he added.

Cardi B + Megan Thee Stallion Announce They’re Giving Away Money To People Struggling Right Now: “Attention Hotties!”

Texas hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B are helping people in the struggle right now. The rap star pair have announced separate efforts to get money into their fans’ pockets during the nationwide lockdown.
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Megan went to her Instagram page Wednesday to break the news. She encouraged followers to hit her up with their info to get money sent to their personal accounts.
“ATTENTION HOTTIES ‼️‼️‼️ I’m back again with another cash give away to all my people out here going through it at this time ! Head over to my Twitter RIGHT NOW hash tag #helpinghotties drop your cash app names or people you know who could really use the help cash app name !” -Megan Thee Stallion’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram ATTENTION HOTTIES ‼️‼️‼️ I’m back again with another cash give away to all my people out here going through it at this time ! Head over to my Twitter RIGHT NOW hash tag #helpinghotties drop your cash app names or people you know who could really use the help cash app name ! A post shared by Hot Girl Meg (@theestallion) on Apr 8, 2020 at 11:18am PDT
View this post on Instagram # 1 for helping the hotties 💙 head to my Twitter right now drop your cash app name or the cash app name of someone who needs help during this time ! A post shared by Hot Girl Meg (@theestallion) on Apr 8, 2020 at 12:59pm PDT
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Cardi teamed up with clothing brand Fashion Nova for her good deed. B announce an intent to donate $1,000 daily to people directly impacted by the COVID-19 spread.
“Thank you guys for supporting me and @FashionNova, I teamed up with them to help those that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of you are struggling to pay bills, feed your families, and take care of your overall essential needs. #FashionNovaCARES & I are giving away $1,000 EVERY HOUR until we’ve given away $1 MILLION DOLLARS to those directly affected by this crisis. Tell us how the $1,000 can help you during these times. We’ll be reading your submissions and selecting stories everyday so enter now by visiting www.FashionNova.com/Cares Also PLEASE make sure that your Instagram is public, because I will also personally be looking thru these submitted pages. Starting NOW!” -Cardi B’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram Thank you guys for supporting me and @FashionNova, I teamed up with them to help those that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of you are struggling to pay bills, feed your families, and take care of your overall essential needs. #FashionNovaCARES & I are giving away $1,000 EVERY HOUR until we’ve given away $1 MILLION DOLLARS to those directly affected by this crisis. Tell us how the $1,000 can help you during these times. We’ll be reading your submissions and selecting stories everyday so enter now by visiting www.FashionNova.com/Cares Also PLEASE make sure that your Instagram is public, because I will also personally be looking thru these submitted pages. Starting NOW! A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib) on Apr 8, 2020 at 12:29pm PDTWait, There’s More
Over the past few days, Dipset’s Jim Jones has updated fans on his new anti-coronavirus merchandise launch. The hip-hop entertainer encouraged Diplomat supporters to check out his brand’s signature masks.
“When is time to go back out side we gone need mask regardless so we might as well have some jrip on em #DipSet says fuck covid 19” -Jim Jones’ Instagram

View this post on Instagram When is time to go back out side we gone need mask regardless so we might as well have some jrip on em #DipSet says fuck covid 19 A post shared by jimjonescapo (@jimjonescapo) on Apr 5, 2020 at 9:28am PDT
View this post on Instagram #DipSet says fuck covid 19 https://effectusclothingbrand.com/collections/diplomats A post shared by jimjonescapo (@jimjonescapo) on Apr 7, 2020 at 11:29am PDTBefore You Go
This week, G.O.O.D. Music star Teyana Taylor shared a look at her face mask. Taylor revealed a pic of herself donning some flashy facial protection.
“Whiskey & denim… drip responsibly… to go no d*mn where my ninja.” -Teyana Taylor’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram Whiskey & denim… drip responsibly… to go no damn where my ninja. A post shared by Jimmy Neutch- Shumpert (@teyanataylor) on Apr 7, 2020 at 4:03pm PDT

Trippie Redd & Young Thug Release ‘Yell Oh’ Video: Watch

Trippie Redd has released the music video for his latest single ‘Yell Oh’ featuring Young Thug which is produced by Pi’erre Bourne.

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Trippie dropped the new song in February, which followed his latest album A Love Letter to You 4 that came out back in November and debuted at the #1 spot of the Billboard 200 with 104k copies moved in the first week. Watch the action packed claymation video directed by William Child below.

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Machine Gun Kelly Drops ‘Whats Poppin’ Freestyle: Listen

Jack Harlow’s single ‘Whats Poppin‘ has been a hit on the charts, thanks to his catchy flow over a fun sounding beat from Jetsonmade.

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We don’t see many freestyles these days from rappers for various reasons but this Quarantine time should ideally result in more output in that department. Machine Gun Kelly has decided to hop on the hot instrumental and give it his touch. It comes with a video too which sees MGK rapping the bars in a flashy studio. Check it out below.

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The Weeknd Opens Up About ‘Darkest Time’ in His Life, Turning 30, & Quarantine

The Weeknd opens up.
The press-shy singer covers the latest issue of Variety. In his first sit-down interview in nearly five years, the Toronto native confronts his dark past as he celebrates a new chapter in his life. “I feel like my career is just starting,” he says.
After Hours was released as planned on March 20 as the U.S. was just starting to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The Weeknd’s team and label executives at Republic Records considered delaying the album’s release, but The Weeknd wasn’t having it.
“I cut that discussion off right away,” he tells the magazine. “Fans had been waiting for the album, and I felt like I had to deliver it. The commercial success is a blessing, especially because the odds were against me: [Music] streaming is down 10%, stores are closed, people can’t go to concerts, but I didn’t care. I knew how important it was to my fans.”
The singer, who turned 30 in February, also gushes about meeting his idol Jim Carrey and how his early sound inspired some of his musical idols including Usher. “I heard ‘Climax,’ that [2012] Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f–, that’s a Weeknd song,” he says.
Plus, he reflects on the “darkest time” in his life and how he’s dealing with quarantine life.

On meeting Jim Carrey: “I texted him the address of my condo in L.A., and he said, ‘I can literally see your place from my balcony,’ and we got out telescopes and were waving to each other … And when I told him about my mom taking me to see The Mask, he knew the theater! Anyway, on my [30th] birthday, he called and told me to look out my window, and on his balcony he had these giant red balloons, and he picked me up and we went to breakfast. It was surreal. Jim Carrey was my first inspiration to be any kind of performer, and I went to breakfast with him on my first day of being 30.”
On sampling Elton John’s “Your Song” on “Scared to Live”: “Before I played it for Elton, I was like, ‘F–, I hope he likes it.’ But he was freakin’ — he was like, ‘Mate, you’re gonna be doing this for a long time!'”
On his After Hours cut “Faith”: “So, this is about the darkest time of my entire life, around 2013, 2014. I was getting really, really tossed up and going through a lot of personal stuff. I got arrested in Vegas [for punching a police officer; he later pleaded no contest]. It was a real rock-star era, which I’m not really proud of. You hear sirens at the end the song—that’s me in the back of the cop car, that moment.”
On turning 30: “I think people say your 30s are your best years because you’re becoming the person you’re supposed to be. And this is the beginning of not just a new chapter but my second decade [as a performer]. I feel like my career is just starting.”
On inspiring his idols: “House of Balloons literally changed the sound of pop music before my eyes. I heard ‘Climax,’ that [2012] Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f–, that’s a Weeknd song.’ It was very flattering, and I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry. But the older I got, I realized it’s a good thing.”
On quarantine: “I’m always sitting inside working, so it’s not that different from any other day. Although I am a contrarian, and I don’t like being told what to do, so not being able to go out is tough. But music is therapy, thank God I’ve got that.”
On his music as therapy: “It’s been amazing to see the real heroes in our world: health care workers, grocery store clerks, first responders. If I could do something even as small as taking people away from what’s happening in the world for an hour, then what better time?”

Drake Gets Roasted W/ CHAPPELLE’S SHOW Meme After Showing Off His Insane Toronto Mansion

The Internet takes no breaks – at all. Social media has wasted no time in responding to rap star Drake showing off his massive Toronto crib with a hilarious “Chappelle’s Show”-themed meme.
Big Facts
On Wednesday, the must-see meme emerged on social media. The hilarious video features one of comedian Dave Chappelle‘s unforgettable series sketches.
“Did he just call us broke? 😕 #architecturaldigest #theembassy #davechappelle #chappelleshow #champagnepapi #drake #toosieslide #toosieslidechallenge #martinlawrence #ghettohokeypokey #djakademiks #coronatest #stayhome #selfquarantine #coronamemes #coronacomedy #quarantinememes #quarantine #coronavirusmemes #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19 #covid19memes” -Hip Hop Memes Daily’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram Did he just call us broke? 😕 #architecturaldigest #theembassy #davechappelle #chappelleshow #champagnepapi #drake #toosieslide #toosieslidechallenge #martinlawrence #ghettohokeypokey #djakademiks #coronatest #stayhome #selfquarantine #coronamemes #coronacomedy #quarantinememes #quarantine #coronavirusmemes #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19 #covid19memes A post shared by Celebrity memes (@hiphopmemesdaily) on Apr 8, 2020 at 6:18am PDT
High-Key Details
On Wednesday, the 6 God shared a shot of his cover feature in Architectural Digest. He also provided an eye-popping slideshow showing off his fancy home furnishings.
“@archdigest@ferrisrafauli” -Drake’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram @archdigest @ferrisrafauli A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Apr 8, 2020 at 4:16am PDTWait, There’s More
A few nights ago, the Toronto native went to Instagram Live and surprised fans with new audio heat. He appeared on OVO Mark‘s IG deejay session with ample bangers.
One of the new songs previewed was Drake’s anticipated collaboration with Playboi Carti. The song, known as “Pain 1993,” is produced by Pi’erre Bourne and is expected to arrive on Carti’s upcoming album Whole Lotta Red. Drake also shared his verse from his upcoming collaboration with Sosa Geek and Fivio Foreign. The JB MadeIt-produced track was previously teased in February and offers more Drake over UK drill backdrops; he went the drill route in December with “War.” (Complex)

Drake also previewed another snippet on OVOMARK’s live Featuring Carti it’s 🔥 OVO SZN on ziiiii wayyy pic.twitter.com/RukZB6Mzei— 🍂The B🍁y🍂⁶🇨🇦 (@albert_nst) April 7, 2020
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Last week, rap star Lil Baby went online to break major news to his Instagram followers. LB blamed himself for not sending Drake back a verse request in time to make his new “Toosie Slide” record.
“😤😤😤🤯🤯 @champagnepapi Sent Me This Song A Month Ago My Dumb Ass Ain’t Send The Verse Bacc 💀 !! But That’s Big Bro We Got Sh*t Comingggggg !!! “Toosie Slide” Out Now 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥” -Lil Baby’s Instagram
“That’s light we got more work to do!!! 4PF ✅” -Drake
“At least he got time to send u verses 😂😂😂 I still ain’t get sh*t 😔🧐” -Tory Lanez

View this post on Instagram #drake wanted #lilbaby on “Toosie Slide,” and #torylanez wanted to be on there too 😂 . . [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 A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:32pm PDT

6ix9ine Returns To Trolling, Sukihana Disses Young Chop, 50 Cent’s BMF Show Finally Green Lit + More

The rap news cycle never ends. Today, online personality Jonny Fastlane focuses on Shoreline Mafia losing a key member, Fred The Godson catching coronavirus, 50 Cent‘s Black Mafia Family series getting the green light and more.
Big Facts
This week, Jonny focused on a ton of juicy topics. In addition to the headline-generating buzz, Fastlane focuses on Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s return to trolling and Sukihana disses Young Chop.

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High-Key Details
Earlier this week, New York rapper Fred The Godson shared some disturbing news. The hip-hop veteran announced he is dealing with COVID-19.
“I’m in here wit this Corvus 19 sh*t! Please keep me in y’all prayers!!!! 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 #godisgreat” -Fred The Godson’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram Fred The Godson has tested positive for coronavirus 😨 . . [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 #FredTheGodson A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Apr 6, 2020 at 2:22pm PDTWait, There’s More
A few days ago, Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J shared his frustrations with coronavirus relief efforts. J called out TV mogul Oprah Winfrey‘s multi-million dollar Covid-19 donation.
“I don’t get it, where is this money going? Who’s pockets? People are losing jobs by the millions why don’t they give the money to them and the homeless. SMH.” -Juicy J’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram #juicyj always keeps it real 💯 . . [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 A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Apr 4, 2020 at 2:56pm PDTBefore You Go
Last week, Atlanta rapper Jeezy shared his thoughts about the coronavirus. During the Q&A, Jeezy also discussed President Donald Trump making the COVID-19 pandemic more about himself than the country.
“For me, I’ve seen those type of people in my life and Trump, he’s one of a kind because it takes a different type of leader to make things about him. I just feel a lot of times you see his ego. Right now, you know, it’s about the people. To me, you talking about ‘Make America Great.’ We gon’ make America greater than it’s ever been with or without him. He gotta understand that. We are the people. You are one person and we get it. But this is not about you right now. We all in this together. You know, all of us. So, we have to make this about us, not about you.” (MSNBC)

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“Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of a leader. You can have a Billon dollars and can’t buy that. You can’t lead us, if your ego is leading you. Ps: We The People. One time for @arimelberMSNBC Thanks for having me. #KeepGoing‼️ @thebeatwithari” -Jeezy’s Instagram

View this post on Instagram Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of a leader. You can have a Billon dollars and can’t buy that. You can’t lead us, if your ego is leading you. Ps: We The People. One time for @arimelber MSNBC Thanks for having me. #KeepGoing‼️ @thebeatwithari A post shared by @ jeezy on Apr 4, 2020 at 12:17pm PDT

Rarri Ft Lil Xan – “OMG It’s Rarri”

Rarri is releasing his latest collabo with Lil Xan on a new track entitled “OMG It’s Rarri”. The track reflects the multiple talents of this promising artist who met international success with the release of his first song created in collaboration with 6ix9ine and titled “Bozoo.”This time, Rarri is teaming up with Lil Xan, from Redlands, California who is known for his song "Betrayed", which was certified platinum by the RIAA and peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100. We havent heard much from Xan since his Hot Cheetos hospital incident so tune in and lets see what this song is all about!