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Lupe Fiasco Releases 2 New Freestyles, Battling Himself

UPDATE: Shortly after he put out the song, Lupe updated his caption to say “I got 24 hours” and fans were confused about what that meant. Just over an hour later, it looks like Lupe was issuing a challenge… to himself. He drops a second freestyle which is a response to the first. Insane.Previous story:Just this morning, Lupe Fiasco dropped a song called ‘Whale Wit‘ which was a freestyle (of sorts) over Jadakiss and Styles P’s ‘We Gonna Make It’. He talked a little bit about the significance of the original song on Instagram Live earlier today, along with the situation with Royce.At the time of writing, Royce is on IG Live and has been for a few hours, addressing things with Lupe and Mickey on and off with Bun B, Russ, King Los and Ransom joining. He’s thrown shots at Lupe on it, asking Russ if he likes songs about dinosaurs and asking multiple people what they think about ‘Mural’. Instead of joining or saying anything about it, Lupe is back with another freestyle.This one is over Cam’ron’s ‘The Roc (Just Fire)’ and Lupe sounds as in form as ever. Hopefully Samurai drops soon. Check out ‘SBA Lu’ below.[embedded content]

Rihanna Announces Fenty Perfume

July 28, 2021
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While fans await new music, Rihanna is launching Fenty’s first fragrance.
The singer has announced her next product, Fenty Parfum. She shared two black-and-white photos from the promotional campaign on social media.
“#FENTYPARFUM COMING SOON,” she captioned it.

The official Fenty Beauty account described the “sensual, confident yet sexxy” scent as “the smell good y’all have been waiting for!” A launch date has yet to be announced, but free samples of Fenty Parfum are available with every order over $40 on fentybeauty.com.
Rihanna has dabbled in the fragrance business before. She had 11 perfumes with fragrance house Parlux with names like Nude, Reb’l Fleur, and Riri, in addition to her Rogue Man cologne.
The Fenty empire continues to grow. Rihanna launched Fenty Skin in 2020 and Fenty Beauty in 2017, which reportedly made $100 million in sales in its first 40 days. She is also rumored to be working on Fenty Hair.

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DaBaby Shares New Song & Video ‘Giving What It’s Supposed To Give’

DaBaby is in the middle of a storm after homophobic comments made at the Rolling Loud festival this past weekend in Miami but he’s not letting that stop his flow of music. Today, he drops a new song and video ‘Giving What It’s Supposed To Give’.At the fest, the rapper encouraged the audience to put their cell phone flashlights in the air if they “didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks,” among further remarks about HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ people.DaBaby tried to defend his comments on Instagram Live but continued to make offensive statements. He claimed that his interaction with the crowd in getting them to put up their phone flashlights was not a homophobic rant but “a call to action.” He added that his gay fans “don’t got f**king AIDS” because they aren’t “nasty” or “junkies.”He later suggested through tweets that his comments had been “digested” wrong. “Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset,” DaBaby wrote. “What I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies. But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. Y’all business is y’all business.”He continued: “I tell fans to put a cellphone light in the air [and] y’all start a million man March. I told you y’all digested that wrong but I ain’t gone lie I’m impressed. Now show this same amount of support when a racist cop kill one of our black ass…YA NOT.”Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies 🙏🏾But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021On Tuesday, singer Dua Lipa, who collaborated with the rapper on the smash hit ‘Levitating‘, also responded to the comments made by him. She wrote on her Instagram story that she is “surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments.”“I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with,” Lipa continued. “I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGBTQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”DaBaby continues to drops new music as he returns today with ‘Giving What It’s Supposed To Give’ along with a music video which he directed himself. Watch it below.[embedded content]

Post Malone Announces Return of Posty Fest

Posty Fest is back.
After taking a year off due to the pandemic, Post Malone’s festival will return on Oct. 30-31. Now in its third year, the concert has expanded to two days and will be held entirely outdoors at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex.
Post will once again headline his namesake festival, while the rest of the lineup has yet to be announced.
Launched in 2018, Posty Fest has featured superstar performances from Travis Scott, Pharrell Williams, Tyler, the Creator, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Doja Cat, and more.
A pre-sale begins Thursday, July 29 at 10 a.m. local time, followed by a general on-sale on Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. local time.
Earlier this month, Post dropped his new song “Motley Crew,” the lead track from a companion project to his forthcoming documentary. The star-studded video featured appearances from Big Sean, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, and more.

boohooMAN Cuts Ties with DaBaby Following Controversial Comments

The fallout from DaBaby’s controversial comments continues.
In the wake of his homophobic rant at Rolling Loud, fashion retailer boohooMAN has severed ties with the rapper.
“boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby,” the company said in a statement on Twitter. “Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe.”
The statement continued, “We stand up and support the LGBTQ+ community, and we do not tolerate hate speech or discrimination in any form.”

boohooMAN condemn the use of homophobic language and confirm we will no longer be working with DaBaby.
Diversity and inclusion are part of the boohoo Groups DNA and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe.
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— boohooMAN (@boohooMAN) July 28, 2021

In June, boohooMAN teamed up with DaBaby to launch a summer capsule. The 100-piece limited edition collection, which featured track sets, jackets, sweaters, and basketball shorts, has since been removed from the retailer’s website.
DaBaby continues to face backlash on social media, while his “Levitating” collaborator Dua Lipa and Sir Elton John have condemned his offensive language. “We’ve been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show,” said John. “This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic.⁣”
Tory Lanez, who joined DaBaby on stage at Rolling Loud Miami over the weekend, is seemingly siding with his “SKAT” collaborator after social media called for his cancelation.

When did rap get so politically correct that u can’t speak your mind and have an opinion …. why the fuck was rap started ?… for us to speak our mind …. rappers will not always be right, and u don’t have to agree . But they have a right to speak their mind .
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) July 28, 2021

DaBaby has since apologized for “insensitive” remarks about HIV/AIDS, while claiming that his comments were “digested wrong.”

Lizzo Responds to Rumor That She Killed Someone by Stage Diving

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Lizzo is putting the rumors to rest.
The “Truth Hurts” singer took to TikTok to address a persistent rumor that has been circulating for years, claiming she killed someone while stage-diving.
“I’ve seen a lot of annoying things about me on the internet, but the thing that bothers me the most is this rumor that I stage-dived at a concert and killed somebody,” she said in the clip, which has been viewed over 1.7 million times.
The rumor originated from a fake TMZ tweet that claimed she killed four people and injured 12 while stage-diving at a concert. The tweet went viral in 2019, but was later deleted.

@lizzo
STOP THE 🧢
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“Killed somebody? Y’all really gonna put that on my motherfu**in’ name?” asked Lizzo. “Like, I know I’m big, but bitch, I’m not that fu**in’ big.”
To prove her point, the Grammy winner then stage-dived into her mattress. “Bitch!” she said after landing on her stomach.
In a subsequent video, she responded to a fan who asked if she knew who started the rumor. “I don’t know who said it,” said Lizzo. “I wish I knew who said it so I could tell them to their face they was dead wrong.”

@lizzo
Reply to @coochpooch69 responding to all rumors today and today ONLY tiktok 😤
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Isaiah Rashad Releases New Song & Video ‘Runnin” Feat. ScHoolboy Q — Watch

Fans were excited to see the track list for Isaiah Rashad’s next album The House Is Burning drop yesterday, but some were disappointed to see that a certain Zay snippet didn’t end up on there. A song dubbed ‘Running From The Law’ by Rashad and produced by Kenny Beats was previewed a couple of years back and fans have been wanting it ever since. Zay must have seen the disappointment about it not being on the new album because this afternoon he has a treat.He drops the full version of it and as some fans speculated, ScHoolboy Q appears on the final version. The video is just a compilation of older footage but you can check it out below. The album drops tomorrow night.[embedded content]

More Than 16 Songs Recorded for Lil Nas X Debut Album ‘Montero’ Reportedly Leak Online

It looks like Lil Nas X is the latest victim of a big leak online.More than 16 songs recorded for his upcoming debut album Montero have landed on the internet through unknown sources. At this point, it’s hard to tell how many in the list were intended to go on the album. The titles include ‘Life After Salem’, ‘Tales Of Dominica’, ‘Anomaly’, ‘Dolla Sign Slime’, ‘Void’, ‘You Can Awake’, ‘Scoop’, ‘One Of Me’, ‘Lost In The Citadel’, ‘Sun Goes Down’ and ‘Am I Dreaming’ which features Miley Cyrus.There’s also a song named ‘Empathy’ which reportedly has guest appearance from Sam Smith. In addition, his previous hits ‘Call Me By Your Name‘ and the latest ‘Industry Baby‘ with Jack Harlow are also included on the tracklist which you can check out below.Dead! Right NowIndustry Baby (Feat. Jack Harlow)Life After SalemWhat I WantTales Of DominicaEmpathy (Feat. Sam Smith)AnomalyDolla Sign SlimeVoidYou Can AwakeCall Me By Your NameScoopOne Of MeLost In The CitadelSun Goes DownAm I Dreaming (Feat. Miley Cyrus)Lil Nas X has not announced a release date for his debut album but he has teased a late Summer release for it. We will keep you updated when more information on the leak becomes available.

Watch The Video for Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin’s Space Jam Song ‘We Win’

Lil Baby and Kirk Franklin have released the music video for their interesting collaboration ‘We Win‘ which appears on the Space Jam: A New Legacy soundtrack.The song made headlines when it dropped because of how these two artists came together with production from Just Blaze. The music video features both of them performing their parts with some clips from the actual movie as well. Watch it below.The duo had performed the song live at the 2021 BET Awards last month.[embedded content]

Lupe Fiasco Releases Freestyle Over Jadakiss’ ‘We Gonna Make It’ — Listen

Lupe Fiasco’s name has been in the headlines a lot recently due to his back and forth with Royce 5’9″. The pair exchanged a song each and while Royce’s was more so addressing an entire situation with jabs here and there, Lupe’s was an all out diss track. You can listen to it here. While the situation is unfortunate and I wish the pair could still do the podcast together, I didn’t know if we would ever hear Lupe put a diss record out, so it was nice to hear that as a fan at least.This morning, the Chicago rapper is back to regularly scheduled programming. He releases a short freestyle over Jadakiss and Styles P’s ‘We Gonna Make It’. He calls it ‘Whale Wit’, which is a play on one of Kiss’ lines from the original.Listen below. “Just some late night stream of consciousness…”[embedded content]

Soulja Boy Releases New Album ‘Big Draco’ Feat. Bow Wow, Omarion, Desiigner: Stream

Soulja Boy has been teasing his new album Big Draco for the past couple of months. Today, the entertainer, who claims to be the first to do many things among all rappers, has decided to finally release it.July 28th also marks Soulja’s birthday so this is a good way to celebrate. The album, released independently via his SODMG Records, contains 12 songs and guest appearances from Bow Wow, Omarion, Desiigner and Tadoe.It’s my birthday 🎂 🎉🎁— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) July 28, 2021His recent hit song ‘She Make it Clap‘ is not featured here. Soulja is working on another album apparently but until then, check out Big Draco below.

DaBaby Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ AIDS Comments

DaBaby is offering up an apology of sorts.
Amid the fallout from his homophobic rant at Rolling Loud Miami, the rapper is addressing the offensive diatribe, claiming that he was surprised by the backlash.
“I tell fans to put a cellphone light in the air y’all start a million man March,” he tweeted on Tuesday. “I told you y’all digested that wrong but I ain’t gone lie I’m impressed. Now show this same amount of support when a racist cop kill one of our black ass…YA NOT.”

I tell fans to put a cellphone light in the air y’all start a million man March.✊🏾
I told you y’all digested that wrong 🤷🏾‍♂️but I ain’t gone lie I’m impressed.
Now show this same amount of support when a racist cop kill one of our black ass…YA NOT 😂
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021

He went on to apologize for his “insensitive” remarks about those with AIDS/HIV.
“Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset,” he added. “What I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies.”

Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies 🙏🏾
But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021

However, he stopped short of apologizing to the LGBTQ+ community as a whole. “But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business,” he added.
Not only has social media called for his cancelation, but his peers are calling him out including his “Levitating” collaborator Dua Lipa.
“I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments,” the pop star wrote on her Instagram Story. “I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGTBQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”
Fashion brand boohooMAN, for which DaBaby is a partner, has also condemned his comments and is reviewing its relationship with him. “Diversity and inclusion are part of our core values and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse customers we serve across the globe,” the brand said in a statement to TMZ.
DaBaby also had a message for the “brands, networks, or artists that like to profit off of black rappers,” adding, “Keep yo money next time us ‘NI**AS’ human too.”

& for any brands, networks, or artists that like to profit off of black rappers influence on the culture, without understanding it or having the patience to deal with what comes with the position we play in our culture.
Keep yo money next timeus “NIGGAS” human too.#GodBless
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021

Other than that y’all cheer the fuck up & be proud of who you are cuz you can’t make me feel less of myself. 💪🏾
Aside from that
HIDALGO, TEXAS & CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
Get them tickets for Friday & Saturday so I can show y’all how da fuck I get down. 🔥#LIVESHOWKILLA
— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021

Wu-Tang Clan Album Owned by Martin Shkreli Sold by U.S. Government

The United States has sold the only existing copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
The unreleased album, which was seized from convicted pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, was sold Tuesday to an anonymous buyer for an undisclosed amount, according to a press release from the acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Proceeds from the sale will go toward a $7.4 million forfeiture judgment that Shkreli was required to pay as a result of his securities fraud conviction in 2018.
“Shkreli has been held accountable and paid the price for lying and stealing from investors to enrich himself,” said Jacquelyn M. Kasulis, the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “With today’s sale of this one-of-a-kind album, his payment of the forfeiture is now complete.”

Shkreli, known as “Pharma Bro,” purchased the 31-track album—which featured all the surviving members of Wu-Tang—at auction in 2015 for a reported $2 million. The “unique work of art” came in a hand-carved nickel-silver box with a 174-page leather-bound book containing lyrics and a certificate of authenticity. Shkreli live-streamed a portion of the album in 2016 to celebrate Donald Trump’s presidential election win.
“There’s a lot of things rich dudes buy just … to show off,” Shkreli told “The Breakfast Club” in 2016. “The point is I wanted to show respect for art. Music means more to me than anything.”
After learning that Shkreli had purchased the album, RZA told Bloomberg Businessweek that the group decided to give “a significant portion of the proceeds to charity.”

Dua Lipa Blasts DaBaby After Homophobic Rant

Dua Lipa is “horrified” over DaBaby’s homophobic rant.
During his set at Rolling Loud Miami on Saturday, the rapper made a series of offensive remarks directed at the LGBTQ+ community.

“If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually-transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, put a cell phone lighter up,” DaBaby told the crowd. “Fellas, if you ain’t suckin’ d**k in the parking lot, put your cell phone lights up.”
Now his “Levitating” collaborator is calling him out while sharing her support for the LGBTQ+ community. “I’m surprised and horrified at DaBaby’s comments,” Dua Lipa wrote on her Instagram Story. “I really don’t recognize this as the person I worked with. I know my fans know where my heart lies and that I stand 100% with the LGTBQ community. We need to come together to fight the stigma and ignorance around HIV/AIDS.”

The father of openly gay rapper Lil Nas X is also condemning DaBaby for his vile remarks. Robert Stafford, who is also a gospel musician, shared an Instagram Story with a photo of his son alongside DaBaby, which was soundtracked by their 2019 “Panini (Remix)” collaboration.
“Bruh sit down you had your time,” he wrote in his caption.

Nas himself has not addressed the controversy, only tweeting “lol” after DaBaby’s comments went viral.

After receiving backlash, DaBaby tried to clarify his comments, claiming that his words were “twisted” and that he doesn’t discriminate against anyone who comes to his shows.
“This s**t don’t concern y’all at all. Don’t be disturbin’ my motherf**kin’ gay fans,” he said. “You ain’t supposed to get it. It ain’t supposed to translate through a little 6-second clip on the cell phone. You ain’t supposed to see that s**t anyway.”
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U.S. Government Sells Rare Wu-Tang Clan Album Forfeited by Martin Shkreli

The U.S. government has sold off the one of a kind Wu-Tang Clan album which was forfeited by “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli as part of his criminal conviction.“Earlier today, the United States sold the sole copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” (the “Album”) which had previously been ordered to be forfeited as a substitute asset in connection with the approximately $7.4 million forfeiture money judgment (Forfeiture Money Judgment) entered against Shkreli at his March 2018 sentencing,” said the press release on justice.gov.The identity of the buyer and the sale price of the album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, were not revealed by prosecutors because of a confidentiality provision in the contract. Proceeds from the sale of the album will be applied to satisfy the outstanding balance owed on the Forfeiture Money Judgment aka his debt.Back in March, 2018, a judge had ordered him to forfeit his stake in Wu-Tang Clan’s that Shkreli bought for $2 million as well as a copy of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V. Martin Shkreli is referred to as the “pharma bro” after raising the price of the drug Daraprim (used for AIDS patients) by more than 5,000 percent, but was convicted of securities fraud charges unrelated to that drug.The rare album which is only available in a single copy, includes a hand-carved nickel-silver box as well as a leather-bound manuscript containing lyrics and a certificate of authenticity. The Album is subject to various restrictions, including those relating to the duplication of its sound recordings.Shkreli is serving a seven-year prison prison sentence for securities fraud.