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Nas x 21 Savage Drop New Song & Toy Line

Nas and 21 Savage released a new song together. This comes several weeks after 21 Savage stated Nas "isn't relevant."

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Last month during a discussion on the Clubhouse app, 21 Savage shocked fans by saying “I don’t feel like he’s relevant. I just feel like he got fans. … He’s not relevant. He just has a loyal ass fan base and he still make good-ass music.”

Instead of beefing about it, the two rappers collaborated on a single called One Mic, One Gun produced by Hit-Boy.

Cormega Sides With Nas

Since the comment was made several celebrities and influencers have chimed in with their stance on the subject.

Long-time Nas collaborator Cormega compared Nas to 21 Savage, stating that “21 is a building, Nas is a landmark!” Cormega also noted that Nas just won Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2020 which makes him relevant.

Even Michael Rapaport had something to say.

Nas Statue Hits Shelves December 1st

Toy sculptor Steven Cartoccio of Concrete Jungle and Mass Appeal have just released a limited edition Nas statue for toy collectors. The Nas statue comes with 6 interchangeable heads. Concrete Jungle is the leader in making Hip-Hop Statues ranging from Big Sean, Redman, The Notorious BIG and several members of The Wu-Tang Clan.

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Nas & 21 Savage Release New Song ‘One Mic, One Gun’ — Listen

Not long after Nas and Hit-Boy put out their third King’s Disease album a few weeks ago, 21 Savage talked about Nas and his relevancy, or lack thereof, on Clubhouse. Many were confused by and disagreed with the comments and the Atlanta rapper was quick to clarify, saying he didn’t mean it disrespectfully and it got taken out of hand. Nas seemed to respond subtly, captioning his next IG post “LOVE”.Tonight, the pair have surprised everyone and linked up for a new song called ‘One Mic, One Gun’. It’s produced by Hit-Boy and was made with unity in mind, deading all of the beef comments. They address it in their lyrics, which is nice to see. You can hear it below.[embedded content]

Future Releases Video For ‘712PM’ Directed By Travis Scott — Watch

Future’s I NEVER LIKED YOU album from earlier this year was a fan favourite in his discography and was basically unanimously declared one of his better projects in years. The intro is a song called ‘712PM’ which fans were drawn to instantly and today, Future has dropped the official music video for it.It’s directed by Travis Scott who does a great job with the cinematography. You can watch it below.[embedded content]

Juice WRLD’s Girlfriend Claims He Did Not Die From An Overdose

The girlfriend of late rapper Juice WRLD, Ally Lotti, went on Instagram live to reveal interesting information on the passing of the “Lucid Dreams'' rapper and to vent about her misunderstood struggle.

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Ally Lotti, girlfriend of rapper Juice WRLD, took to her Instagram live to reveal some interesting information on the late rapper’s death. She states that the “Hear Me Calling” artist did not die from a drug overdose and that if anyone believed otherwise, they were mistaken.

However, Ally did not disclose what she believed to be the true cause of the rapper’s death.

juicewrld ain’t deserve this shi dawg pic.twitter.com/LQfjqaa3Rh— гг ~ 𖤐 (@tize4PF) November 29, 2022

During the live stream, she mentions that there are many things their fans are not aware of. Ally added that she had to endure unseen struggles and wouldn’t be herself at the end of the day.

A few days before her live stream, the social media personality posted a thread to Twitter, saying she was the main person “holdin J down” even when no one checked on him. She also mentions that the Goodbye & Good Riddance rapper loved her for who she is.

yal wild-for yrs i was the only one holdin j down while yal believed lies n not a soul checked in, fam YAL AINT EVEN LET ME HAVE HIM while/after he passed- for YRS, ITS BEEN YRS. i even let yal grieve before myselfj knew/kno how i am- yal just didn’t-makin up lies again, chill— Ally Lotti (@highimallyy) November 26, 2022

Juice WRLD’s Cause Of Death Finally Revealed

Chicago rapper Juice WRLD‘s death is no longer a mystery. New reports have emerged and reveal the true cause of his passing.

In January 2020, the Cook County medical examiner’s office revealed Juice experienced an accidental overdose.

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His overdose and seizure came after he reportedly swallowed several Percocet, which contain the oxycodone found in his blood as well as acetaminophen (found in Tylenol).

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Meanwhile, the 21-year-old’s first posthumous feature arrived on Eminem‘s track “Godzilla” from the album Music to Be Murdered By.

Radio personality Charlie Sloth also released the late rapper’s unforgettable “Fire In The Booth” freestyle.

GloRilla Warns Her Fans That Men They Meet At Clubs Are Only “Lookin’ For Hoes!”

When it comes to dating, GloRilla knows how to avoid looking stupid for a man. In a recent video, she gave her fans some love advice, warning them not to fall in love with a man they meet at the club.

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Recently, Big Glo told her fans that men they meet at a club should not be trusted.  The Memphis rapper took to her Twitter, saying those types of men only “look for hoes” and will treat them accordingly.

Morning inspo pic.twitter.com/T6XFThsGMf— GloRilla 🦍 (@GloTheofficial) November 28, 2022

Glo Talk With Big Glo

Additionally, GloRilla also explained that women who trust a man they meet in the club don’t have any “home training,” and are “fools.” Some fans reacted to the advice and agreed with her, even giving the same direction to their family members.

“Love the accountability — cos been telling my sisters this all the time and they won’t hear cos am ‘controlling’ and nosy,” said Justin Balede on Twitter.

Love the accountability — cos been telling my sisters this all the time and they won’t hear cos am “controlling” and nosy 🧐 Sis, I want the best for you. Trust me — I love them but no, they won’t listen! They been in toxic relationships. Not even one good one 😭— Justin Balede (@JustinBalade) November 28, 2022

However, other supporters, say it doesn’t always work that way and even witnessed a marriage after a couple met in the club.

“I will say this I have two friends who met their husbands at the club and they still together so sometimes not true,” said one Twitter user.

“Doesn’t matter where you meet someone. If you meant to be you will be.”

But I will say this I have two friends who met their husbands at the club and they still together so sometimes not true . Doesn’t matter where you meet someone. If you meant to be you will be.— Naughty Mami (@Lust1Mami) November 28, 2022

GloRilla: Is It A Double Standard For Men To Rather Her Music Over Other Female Rappers?

Rapper GloRilla has a rapidly growing fanbase of both genders. Fans are debating on Twitter whether or not it is a double standard for men to prefer to listen to her music over other female rappers.

Memphis rapper GloRilla has had a productive year with her hit debut single “F.N.F.” going viral and dropping her debut EP Anyway’s, Life Great.

First Nipsey Hussle Wax Figure Created In Ohio

Even after death, Nipsey Hussle remains a figure for inspiration and creativity. It took about nine months for one man in Ohio to create the first ever life-size wax figure of the late California icon.

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The man who goes by Mr. Officials on Instagram revealed his creation to the world and said it’s the first ever wax figure of the late West Coast rapper. Nipsey died tragically in 2019 after being shot outside his establishment in LA.

Like other celebrity models seen in Madame Tussauds’ museums, the wax figure took about nine months to create. Tussauds’ wax museums, which received some backlash in the past, is the most popular wax figure destination with locations worldwide.

Unfortunately, Tussaud’s left Nipsey Hussle out of their collection so Mr. Officials made it right, getting down to every detail of the rapper, from his hair and tattoos.

Nipsey Hussle wax figure 🔥 pic.twitter.com/fie4lETuag— XXL Magazine (@XXL) November 28, 2022

Mr. Officials also dressed the figure in his “Crenshaw” attire with black jeans and a shirt while rocking his gold chains and rings. The figure is available to view in person in Cleveland, Ohio at the SouthPark Mall.

A Nipsey Hussle Documentary Is On The Wa

Late Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle will finally have a documentary on his life years after his death. The story will also be produced by LeBron James and his production company, Spring Hill.

The marathon indeed continues as it has recently been announced that a documentary about the late rapper Nipsey Hussle’s life is underway.

Top 5 Hip-Hop Families In Honor Of The Holiday Season

Christmas is approaching, and many are spending quality time with loved ones. In hip-hop, tons of fans get to see their favorite artists share memories of their precious time with their own families.

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With the holiday season already in action, fans are ready for the influx of festive photos from these top 5 hip-hop families:

Cardi B + Offset

The married couple, who hail from the Bronx and Atlanta, have been married since 2017. Together, they have two children, a girl named Kulture born in 2018, and a son, Wave Cephus, born in 2021.

Offset also has three other children Jordan, Kody and Kalea.

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Beyonce +  Jay-Z

Queen Bey and Jay-Z have been called a “power couple” since they started dating in 2002. They have been married since 2013 and have three children together whose names are  Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir.

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Big Sean + Jhene Aiko

The Detroit rapper and West Coast songstress first collaborated for the album, Twenty88. Since then, they have been an item since 2016 and have welcomed a baby boy together named Noah in November 2022.

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Gucci Mane + Keyshia Kaoir

The East Atlanta trap music legend and fashionista owner Keyshia Kaoir, tied the knot after a lengthy relationship in 2017. In 2020, they welcomed their only child together, named Ice Davis.

The couple is also expecting their second child together soon.

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Rihanna + A$AP Rocky

The Fenty owner and Harlem rapper were friends for years before they decided to be a couple in 2020. Riri and Rocky also welcomed a baby boy in May 2022.

rihanna and asap rocky tonight in los angeles 😭 pic.twitter.com/rlpjGOFDi6— 𝖌𝖆𝖇𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖑 🏈 (@gabgonebad) February 12, 2022

Quavo, 50 Cent, NBA Youngboy + More Give Back To Their Communities Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Rappers were in the giving mood ahead of Thanksgiving by helping those in need.

Turkey giveaways across the country were hosted by rappers such as Quavo, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Lil Tjay, and Ice Spice.

Most of the giveaways were hosted in the rappers’ hometowns and communities.

Metro Boomin Releases ‘Heroes & Villains’ Short Film; Previews Song Sampling Jay-Z & Featuring Chris Brown

Metro Boomin is releasing his new album Heroes & Villains on December 2nd.The album was originally supposed to release on Nov. 4th but pushed back due to sample clearance issues. Today, as promised, the super producer has shared a short film named after the album which stars Morgan Freeman, Young Thug, Gunna and more.It’s quite an epic looking film, which is directed by acclaimed visionary Gibson Hazard. A few new songs from the album are previewed in the clip but the most striking is perhaps the last one where we hear Chris Brown vocals over a Jay-Z sample from his verse on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Friday song ‘So Appalled’.Watch the full short film below.[embedded content]

50 Cent Honored With The Key To Houston

50 Cent has seen great success with rapping, movies, and television shows. Still, another recent accomplishment has been added to his long resume. He has just been given the key to the city of Houston.

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Rapper-turned-mogul 50 Cent has been honored in an extraordinary way. Recently, he was given the key to the city of Houston.

Thanksgiving day recap Happy Holidays #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/dfA0q8mfVb— 50cent (@50cent) November 26, 2022

In a video shared on 50’s Twitter, the G-UNIT founder was honored during the city’s Thanksgiving parade. Before the holiday, 50 and other rappers helped those in need by giving away free turkeys to families in the community.

While receiving the special key from Houston mayor Sylvestor Turner,  50 Cent thanked the city for welcoming him.

“Since I’ve made my way out here, Houstonians have embraced me with open arms,” 50 Cent said to the Houston crowd.

The TV mogul has been busy giving back to Houston by hosting Tycoon Weekend, featuring music, comedy, and more for his non-profit organization, G-Unit. In addition, after Hurricane Harvey hit the city, 50 also helped many while bringing awareness to those in need.

Kanye For Houston

Recently, Kanye West took to Instagram and hinted at the possibility of building a school in Houston, with the help of 50 Cent.

Apple Music Releases 2022 Year-End Charts: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber Have Top Song, Bad Bunny Top Album

Like they do at this time of the year, Apple Music has released its year-end charts for 2022, spotlighting 2022’s top songs, top Shazams, top fitness songs, top albums, most-read lyrics and more.The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber have finished the year at No. 1 on the Top Songs of 2022 with their hit song ‘STAY’, even though it was released in the Summer of 2021. ‘STAY’ spent a massive 51 days atop the Daily Top 100: Global and remained successful through 2022. The track has not dropped out of the Daily Top 100: Global since its release, and has reached No. 1 on the Daily Top 100 in 69 countries and regions worldwide.‘As It Was’ by Harry Styles, ‘Wait For U’ by Future & Drake, ‘Super Gremlin’ by Kodak Black and ‘Easy on Me’ by Adele round off the top 5 of the global songs list. See the full list here.To no surprise, Bad Bunny had the biggest album of the year on the streaming service as Un Verano Sin Ti continues to break records.Leading the Shazam chart is ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’ by Elton John and Dua Lipa, which marked Elton John’s first time topping the Shazam global chart. meanwhile, ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’, the standout on the soundtrack to Disney’s Encanto topped the Most Read Lyrics chart.Hip-Hop continued to lead the Top Songs chart, accounting for 32 of the top 100 songs of the year. Pop followed, with 23 songs on the chart, followed by R&B/Soul, with 11 songs. Latin came in fourth, with eight songs, followed by J-Pop, with six.In addition, Apple Music has also released its Replay feature for subscribers today which can be accessed at replay.music.apple.com.Apple Music subscribers can learn their top songs, artists, albums, genres, and more in a redesigned Replay experience. Users can discover their top songs, top albums, top artists, top genres, and more. Superfans can even discover whether they are in the top 100 listeners of their favorite artist or genre.How to See Listening StatsListen to enough music to qualify. Gauge qualification with a personalized progress bar on the Replay website. Both playlist and insights eligibility happens with the same listening threshold.Once a user is eligible for Replay, they can visit replay.music.apple.com.Explore listening stats, listen on the site, and share.Replay is localized in 39 languages for all 169 countries and regions where Apple Music is available.

Kanye Walks Out of Interview Over Discussion on Anti-Semitism

Kanye West walked out of a discussion on Monday night’s episode of podcaster Tim Pool’s show after being questioned about his antisemitic remarks.Ye made claims concerning Jewish conspiracies early in the interview, alleging that “Jared Kushner was next to [Donald] Trump, Rahm Emmanuel was close to [Barack] Obama” and that “Jews controlled recent U.S. presidents.”White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and far-right provocateur Milo Yiannapolous both took part in the interview along with Ye. “I think they’ve been extremely unfair to you,” Pool told Ye as he was discussing recent media coverage about him. “Who is ‘they’ though?” Ye asked. “We can’t say who ‘they’ is can we?”“Corporate press,” Pool responded. “I’m not using–I don’t use the word the way I guess you guys use it.” “It is ‘them’ though isn’t it, because when you think about it, consider it, in 2018…” Fuentes said before being cut off by Ye, who asked, “What do you mean it’s not?”20 minutes into the show, Kanye decided to walk out of the interview. “You leaving?” Pool asked, adding, “He’s gone.”this is how it ended after nick fuentes and ye couldn’t hold back their antisemitism for a second and forced tim to push back lightly causing kanye to leave abruptly. pic.twitter.com/0WcTfdFyXi— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) November 29, 2022In the interview, Kanye said he got connected to Yiannapolous through a producer of Alex Jones of “Infowars.”“I just want to get straight to the heart of this antisemite claim that’s happening. This is something—if you read the definition—it says you can’t claim that there’s multiple people inside of banks or in media that are all Jewish or you’re antisemitic. And that’s the truth. Like it’s the truth. What are we talking about?”Ye also mockingly questioned whether it was antisemitic to mention Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. “Jewish people allowed Obama to meet with the minister [Farrakhan],” Kanye said, referring to their 2005 meeting.You can watch the full interview below. In a new interview with LA Times, Pusha T said he was disappointed with Kanye’s recent remarks on the Jewish community.[embedded content]

ASAP Ferg Drops Freestyle Over Lil Uzi Vert ‘Just Wanna Rock’: Listen

ASAP Ferg has not been too active musically this year but looks like he is ready to warm up again.The ASAP Mob rapper has dropped a freestyle over Lil Uzi Vert’s hot new single ‘Just Wanna Rock‘ and done a pretty good job with it. Listen to the song below which he has given to Funk Flex as an exclusive.It would be nice to hear a new Ferg project soon.[embedded content]

Pusha T Calls Kanye’s Anti-Semitic Comments ‘Very Disappointing’: “It’s Definitely Affected Me”

In a new interview, Pusha T has opened up about Kanye West’s recent antisemitic remarks, which included hateful comments about the Jewish community and conspiracy theories.In a chat with LA Times, the rapper spoke about his longtime relationship with Kanye after collaborating with him on his latest album It’s Almost Dry and how he feels about Kanye’s hateful comments.“It’s definitely affected me. It’s been disappointing,” Pusha said of Kanye’s antisemitic rhetoric. “As a Black man in America, there is no room for bigotry or hate speech. So yeah. It’s been very disappointing, let’s talk straight.”Pusha said it’s always very special to work with Kanye, who produced almost half of It’s Almost Dry. “Creatively, Ye has meant freedom to me. A lot of times, people would try to get me to change certain things about my process, change certain things about me lyrically, change certain things about the content. He never has been like that,” Pusha said about working with the controversial rapper. “He always saw me for who I was and knew how to take it to the next level.”“We actually have a lot of the same taste, we love just barred-out rap,” he added. “He would tell me things like, ‘Man, you just be the extreme version of yourself. And I’m gonna be the extreme version of myself.’”Donald Trump recently called Kanye a “seriously troubled man” following meeting with him at Mar-a-Lago.

Atlantic Records Deny Bot Farm Allegations

Atlantic Records has defended claims of using bot farms to help artists get views for their music videos. Representatives of Houston Rapper Don Toliver are looking to investigate the accusations.

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Atlantic Records Deny Claims

According to TMZ, Atlantic Records has denied any use of bots to increase video views for their artists, such as Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Riich, Don Toliver, and A Boogie. The record label told TMZ they would never use such a thing to ruin its reputation.

Don Toliver’s Team Speak Out

TMZ has also been in communication with the people who represent the aforementioned Houston artist Don Toliver, who say they are not pleased to hear about the allegations of using bots to fake viewership and are looking more into the matter.

Atlantic Records In Scandal Over Categorizing

This is not the first time the label has gotten accused of cheating practices. In 2018, Atlantic Records received bad press over reports that claimed the record company had intentionally categorized albums as mixtapes to save serious bucks.

Sean Bell’s Wife Keeps His Name Alive For 16th Anniversary With Annual Turkey Giveaway

As Thanksgiving passes, many reflect on the tragedy of Sean Bell, who was killed by police in 2006 a day before his wedding. His wife, Nicole Bell, keeps his name alive with their annual Turkey Giveaway.

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This past Friday marked the 16th anniversary of Sean Bell, a man who was fatally shot 50 times by the police just a day before his wedding on November 25, 2006.

His wife, Nicole Bell, is keeping his name alive as she continues to host a Thanksgiving turkey Giveaway in honor of Sean.

NYC Settles Sean Bell Shooting, Pays $7 Mil To Family And Survivors

In 2010, New York City agreed to pay over $7 million to the family and associates of Sean Bell after he was fatally shot in 2006.

Details of the settlement hit the Internet on July 27.

The decision by the city came after two days of intense negotiations in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. Mr. Bell’s estate would receive $3.25 million, and two friends of Mr. Bell’s who were injured in the episode would also receive payments: Joseph Guzman would get $3 million, and Trent Benefield $900,000. The case set off an emotional debate over the use of deadly force by the police and prompted the city to change some of its policing procedures. (New York Times)

A statement regarding the matter has also been released.

“The Sean Bell shooting highlighted the complexities our dedicated officers must face each day. The City regrets the loss of life in this tragic case, and we share our deepest condolences with the Bell family,” Corporation Counsel Michael A. Cardozo said in a statement after the deal was announced. (Wall Street Journal)

In 2008, a New York ruling acquitted some of the officers involved.

Detectives Michael Oliver, Marc Cooper and Gescard Isnora were all acquitted at trial 2008 of criminal charges stemming from the Bell shooting. The cops fired on Bell’s lurching car after mistakenly believing someone inside had a gun and that Bell was trying to run them down. The NYPD still has not decided whether to discipline a total of five officers involved in the shooting. (New York Daily News)

The publicized murder took an impact with hip-hop in the form of G-Unit‘s “Straight Out Of Southside” dedication track and artists like Game speaking on Bell’s memory.

“I reached out to a lot of artists and I told ’em what I was gonna do for Sean Bell and a lot of them just…I got a gang of excuses,” he explained. “Nobody wanna stand up and be a man. We don’t have a problem putting out a mixtape dissing each other but the people that you say or claim to hate so much, which is, or the situation that render us helpless like police brutality, excessive force, people using the shield to really deal the wrong way with human beings, you know, like nobody wanna stand-up for that except me.” (Music Choice)

Additional reporting by S. Samuel