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Kanye West & Big Sean Spotted Leaving The Studio Together

It looks like Kanye West and Big Sean have sorted their differences out as well.Over the last few days, it has been evident and Hit-Boy and Kanye are back working together and the producer himself seemed quite excited about reuniting in the studio with the rap mogul. When the story happened, a lot of us were wondering whether ‘Ye would also burry his issues with his former G.O.O.D. Music signee, Big Sean.The two were spotted leaving the studio together in L.A. on Monday night and snapped by the paparazzi. Accompanying them were French Montana and Pusha T, and they looked quite jovial — see the photos above. It’s safe to assume that the studio visit was music related.Last month during his interview on Drink Champs, Sean said that Kanye and his label G.O.O.D. Music owed him over $6 million in royalties and had not returned his masters to him like ‘Ye promised. “I put at least 30 million in this man’s pocket or more and he owes me money and he’s up billions,” the rapper said. Sean also responded to Kanye’s interview with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN where he called singing Big Sean “the worst thing he’s done in life.”

DaBaby Shares Another New Song & Video ‘Couple Cubes Of Ice’: Watch

It’s been just about a day since DaBaby dropped his new song ‘Sneaky Link Anthem‘ along with a music video which received all kind of reaction from listeners on social media.A lot of people claimed the rapper fell off while others complimented him on trying something new (with his singing). He also took to his Instagram stories to say that “it’s okay” that people were hating on him, taking the criticism in his stride. Today, the Cleveland, Ohio born emcee returns with another new song called ‘Couple Cubes Of Ice’.On this one, he embraces some island vibes but raps a lot more than the previous release. We like this better too. Along with it comes a music video with some choreography in the club. Watch it below.[embedded content]

Vic Mensa Arrested for Felony Drug Possession; Mushrooms, LSD Found in Luggage

Vic Mensa has been arrested on drug charges while on the way back from Ghana.The U.S. Customs Agents arrested the rapper at the Dulles International Airport in Fairfax, VA on Saturday night after being found in possession of mushrooms, LSD, and other psychedelic drugs. COS reports that the authorities discovered 41 grams of LSD, 124 grams of psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of psilocybin gummies, and six grams of psilocybin mushrooms concealed inside the rapper’s luggage.Vic was booked for felony narcotics possession. Psilocybin, the scientific name for shrooms is a Schedule I substance under federal law, although some states have legalized it. Vic has been transferred to Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and has not released a statement yet about the development.Vic Mensa and fellow Chicago musician Chance the Rapper met with the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo during their trip to Ghana.

Gunna Beats The Weeknd to Number 1 Spot on Billboard 200 in Narrow Finish

In almost a shocker, Gunna has beaten The Weeknd for the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week.The Weeknd’s Dawn FM debuted at number 2 with 148,000 album-equivalent units, only slightly less than the 150,300 units registered by Gunna’s latest project DS4Ever, Billboard announced late Monday. The projections had the two albums quite close to each other last week but it was always the Canadian superstar who was expected to take the top spot.The Weeknd was obviously the bigger mainstream name here but his album was received with mixed reaction by fans and he also didn’t have enough time to ship physical copies of the album which means the 148k was almost all streams (apart from a few digital pure copies from stores like iTunes and their own webstores). Gunna also didn’t sell any physical copies of his project.Both artists issued a deluxe edition with additional tracks just days after releasing the standard edition. Gunna included the much awaited Drake feature ‘P Power’ before the tracking week which seemed to have made all the difference. Both artists also sold digital versions of the standard album in their own webstores for very low prices — $4 for Gunna’s and $3.49 for the Weeknd’s, Billboard noted.Republic Records issued a press release shortly after, mentioning that The Weeknd had the number 1 album in the world with over 500 million streams to date.

T.I. Says No One Can Outrap Him

T.I. is laying claim to the throne.
The King of the South went on Instagram Live to declare himself as one of the best to do it.
“Ain’t nobody fu**in’ with me, ni**a, none of ’em,” said Tip, who said that his peers are afraid to even collaborate with him. “To the point where they don’t even wanna be on the same record as me, ni**a, because they know they can’t f**k with me.”
A confident Tip went on to boast that no one has outrapped him on a record. “You ain’t never heard me on no record with nobody and they dusted me,” he continued. “It ain’t never happened, ni**a.”

“Ain’t nobody do this shit better than me, man,” he added. “Been doing this shit since I was 9 years old.”
When it comes to the competition, T.I. claims there is only a select group of MCs who are in his league, including JAY-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. “That’s who you need, JAY, Nas, Wayne, Ye… Pusha T,” he said.
Not everyone was in agreement though as fans debated Tip’s controversial claim. “We had the weakest verse on Swagga Like Us, his own damn song,” commented one person, noting T.I.’s 2008 collaboration with JAY-Z, T.I., Kanye, and Lil Wayne.
Another person argued that André 3000 “murdered” Tip on their 2012 collaboration “Sorry.”
T.I. may be thinking of retirement. Last year, he announced his “final album” Kill the King, the follow-up to 2020’s The L.I.B.R.A.

Rod Wave Shares New Song & Video ‘Cold December’: Watch

Rod Wave is back with new music to kick start his 2022.The rapper-singer has shared a new song called ‘Cold December’ after teasing it a few times on his social media. Fans are happy to finally receive the full and proper version of the smooth track which samples Hank Williams Jr.’s 1979 song ‘OD’d In Denver and serves as the lead single from his forthcoming third studio album. It comes along with a music video shot in the cold of course.“It’s safe to say I been this way since I was eighteen / The same night I fall in love, I feel it fadin’ / Who can you love? Who can you trust now that you’re mainstream? / Don’t want no love, don’t got no trust, I feel me changin’,” he croons on the opening verse of the heartfelt track. Watch it below.Last month, he scared fans by posting and deleting a song about suicide called ‘Nirvana’.[embedded content]

Amber Rose Addresses Resurfaced ‘Kartrashians’ Tweet

January 17, 2022
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Amber Rose is distancing herself from an old tweet she made about Kanye West and the Kardashians.
Ye’s ex took to Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 16) after the 2015 tweet resurfaced amid the drama surrounding Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s divorce.
“@kanyewest I’ll leave that up to the Kartrashians to humiliate u when they’re done with u,” Amber wrote in the original tweet.

@kanyewest I’ll leave that up to the Kartrashians to humiliate u when they’re done with u.
— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) February 20, 2015

After the tweet went viral, the SlutWalk founder responded by disavowing the “immature” comment she made about Kim and her sisters.
“Man f**k that old ass tweet,” she wrote in her Instagram Story. “I never got an apology for his ’30 showers’ comment but f**k it. I started my SlutWalk and helped millions of women around the world stand up for themselves against slut shaming so something amazing came out of it.”
The mother of two apologized to the Kardashians, writing, “Kim nor her sisters deserved that tweet and y’all shouldn’t co-sign it either. Sh*t was old and immature of me to involve the KarDASHians in the mess HE made.”

Amber Rose speaks out after a tweet from 2015 went viral of her telling Kanye that the “KarTrashians” would eventually humiliate him. pic.twitter.com/E9KAIYnLoX
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) January 16, 2022

“Moving forward….Learn from my mistakes,” she continued. “We all have kids and family’s life is hard enough right now for a lot of ppl. I just want to spread love and positivity.”
During a 2015 interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Ye dissed his ex by saying he had to “take 30 showers” before he got with his now-estranged wife.
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Kim and Amber have seemingly been on good terms for a while now. In 2016, they squashed their beef and posted a selfie together.

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Quality Control Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh Killed in Drive-By Shooting

Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh was killed in a drive-by shooting outside Miami.
The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name was Shandler Beaubien, was stopped at a light Friday evening (Jan. 14) when a car pulled up alongside him and opened fire, killing him, according to the Associated Press. Two children, ages 5 and 1, and a woman were also riding in the Toyota Camry but were not injured.
“In the front seat, there was a one-year-old child in a car seat that easily could have been struck by gunfire and taken his life,” said Alvaro Zabaleta, a Miami-Dade Police Department rep.
Wavy Navy Pooh was signed to Quality Control where he released his 2020 debut Murder Is a Major Issue and 2021’s Endangered.
“It is with great sadness we announce the loss of one of our beloved artist, Wavy Navy Pooh,” the label said in a statement. “Wavy put his heart and soul into his music. He believed in giving back to his community as well as sharing his hardships through his music. Wavy, your Quality Control family loves you and will forever miss you. Your life was a blessing and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Quality Control Music CEO Pierre “P” Thomas also mourned the loss. “Sad Day Bra. May God Keep Your Family,” he wrote on Instagram.
The shooter sped away in a four-door gray Lexus. According to Local 10 News, more than 80 shell casings were found at the crime scene and at least one of the guns used was semi-automatic.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
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DaBaby Shares New Song & Video ‘Sneaky Link Anthem’: Watch

DaBaby is continuing to drop new music for his fans as he returns today with another one called ‘Sneaky Link Anthem’.Last week, he teamed up with NBA Youngboy for a twin track called ‘Bestie / Hit‘ which shot to #1 on YouTube trending on the first day. This time, he’s riding solo on the follow up and it’s almost like an R&B song with a lot of singing.On the track, which comes along with a music video directed by DaBaby himself, the rapper is talking about being sneaky in his romantic (aka sexual) encounters. Watch it below.[embedded content]

Kim Kardashian Denies Kanye West’s Claim That She Wouldn’t Let Him See Their Kids

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s divorce continues to play out in public.
In a new interview, Ye claims that security at Kim’s house prevented him from seeing his kids during a recent visit.
“Earlier this week, Monday, when I went to go pick my kids up from school, the security stopped me at the gate. So at that point, security was in between me and my children and that’s what was not going to happen,” West told Hollywood Unlocked (via ET).
“But I didn’t want to argue about it. So I just chilled, took my kids to school, and then took my kids back. I am driving. I bring them back and North was like, ‘I want you to come upstairs and see something.’ And it’s like, ‘Oh, Daddy can’t come see something. Daddy can’t come inside.’ But that hadn’t been defined.”
He continued, “My daughter wanted me to go inside. I was like, I am the richest Black man and North’s father, right, and the security was able to stop me from going into the room with my daughter and that had not been defined.”
Ye claimed he was stopped by security because Kim’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson, was inside the house. “And I am hearing that the new boyfriend is actually in the house that I can’t even go to. And that’s where I call my cousins. And my cousins is real opinionated, you know that. And I said, ‘I need you to go and say these two things.’ Security ain’t going to be in between me and my children, and my children ain’t going to be on TikTok without my permission.”
However, Page Six reports that Kim is “fuming” over Ye’s claims that she prevented him from entering her home because Pete Davidson was over.
“Pete has yet to be introduced to Kim’s kids, and it’s widely known that whenever he visits her in LA, he stays at a hotel in Beverly Hills where she’s been spotted with him,” says a source.
According to TMZ, Kim was not even home, nor was Pete, when Ye showed up at the house.
Kim has been trying to set boundaries with Ye and wants to create a more structured system that would involve him calling ahead and scheduling things instead of showing up unannounced. She is also upset that he continues to publicly air out their family issues.
“She wants all matters regarding kids private, and is so upset Kanye had done interviews, discussing these private matters,” says a source. “She has always protected the kids and kept things quiet – and always protected him.”
Kanye addresses his divorce from Kim on his new collaboration with The Game, “Eazy.” “Ni**a, we havin’ the best divorce ever / If we go to court, we’ll go to court together / Matter of fact, pick up your sis, we’ll go to Kourt’s together,” he raps.
The verse also includes a threat aimed at Kim’s new boyfriend. “God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass.”

Tips on How to Mix and Master Your Own Music

Mixing and mastering your own music can be very difficult. It requires mixing skills, knowledge of mixing equipment, and mixing techniques. In most cases, it’s easier and cheaper to choose online mixing and mastering. But if you want it to be all by yourself, this article is for you. We have compiled a list of mixing tips to help you mix and master your own mixes!Create a mixing template in the mixing phase to make sure that everything is in its place. You need to concentrate on mixing, not organizing your project. Create sends with all types of reverbs and delays. Prepare some standard presets, for example, Sidechain compression preset. Also, you can prepare your master channel. A suggestion would be to put there one mastering compressor and limiter.Make a lot of automation when mixing your song — it will help you avoid some mixing issues and create an interesting soundscape for your listeners. Basically, you can do mixing using only eq and automatization, but this is not really comfortable to do. Automation can be used on volume, EQs, effects usage etc. It’s also helpful if you want to bring something more prominent at certain points during the mixdown or refocus attention where needed. You can automate almost anything with most DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation). There are different types of automation: linear, logarithmic curve, custom shapes etc., so do not hesitate to explore.Do not overuse compression while mixing. It’s one of the most common mixing mistakes. Compression can be used to control dynamics, but it’s easy to overdo it and make your mix sound squashed, lifeless, and boring. Try using compression on individual tracks sparingly and only if needed. Make sure that your gain reduction is not more than 10 dB.Keep an eye on each track’s frequency balance – use EQs (equalizers) to adjust the tone of each track so that they all work together cohesively. A good starting point is to apply a high pass filter (cut unwanted low frequencies) or a low pass filter (reduce high frequencies) on some or all of your tracks during the mixing phase. But never use more than 5 bands.Use panning effects wisely in order to create a spacious stereo image for your mixdown. Panning your tracks in different directions can help you create a space for each of them without making everything sound cluttered. Also, you can prevent frequency conflicts by panning some instruments in opposite directions. But your mix should be balanced in terms of panning. Left and Right speakers should be well balanced.Part 2Limit the number of plug-ins used during mixing. Too many effects applied on one track may kill its dynamics and impact, so use only what is needed to get the job done if possible. Usually, it’s enough to use just 1-2 plugins on a track. For example SSL Channel Strip and DeEsser for vocals.Be careful when using reverb – it’s very easy to overdo it! Use reverb on individual instruments sparingly (to avoid muddiness) or group similar-sounding tracks together and apply an aux send/return effect with some global reverb/delay settings that will suit all tracks nicely while keeping their separate identities intact at the same time; this way you’ll be able to control how much reverb or delay each track will get.Listen to your mix with different types of speakers, headphones, and sound systems (club/car stereos). Not all mixing rooms are treated equally – you can change the acoustics of your room by putting up some bass traps or acoustic panels for example; these tools give you more control over how things sound in an untreated mixing space.Give your ears rest! Take a break after mixing for a while and come back to it with fresh ears. You will be able to hear things you didn’t notice before and make the necessary adjustments. Repeated loud music can anyway be stressful for our brain.Use professional mastering engineer service. If you are not sure how to master your music, it’s always a good idea to outsource this task to a professional mastering engineer. They will help you make your mix sound polished and radio-friendly. They can point some mistakes that you didn’t notice before.Keep in mind that the most important thing is to experiment and find what works best for you – there are no set rules when it comes to mixing, so do not be afraid to try something new. It also takes a bit of time to get the hang of it.Don’t forget that you can always make use of some online mixing and mastering services for consulting and they can also help you finish your mix. Trust the professionals, as they say.

Kanye West Raps About Divorce, Pete Davidson on Game Collaboration ‘Eazy’

Just days after hitting the studio, The Game and Kanye West reunite on their first collaboration in years, “Eazy.”
Ye doesn’t hold back on his verse, addressing his high-profile divorce from Kim Kardashian.
“Ni**a, we havin’ the best divorce ever / If we go to court, we’ll go to court together / Matter of fact, pick up your sis, we’ll go to Kourt’s together,” he raps. “Noncustodial dad, I bought the house next door / What you think the point of really bein’ rich for?”
He also threatens to beat up Kim’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson. “God saved me from that crash / Just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass (Who?).”
This comes amid reports that security at Kim’s house stopped Ye from seeing his kids because Pete was inside, however, sources close to Kim refute the claim.
Elsewhere on his verse, Ye shouts out his new girlfriend, Julia Fox: “And my new bitch bad / I know Illuminati mad.”

This is the latest collaboration between Game and Ye, who have worked together before on songs including “Crack Music,” “Mula,” “Jesus Piece,” and “Dreams.”
Game hasn’t released an album since 2019’s Born 2 Rap, which was supposed to be his final album. He has been using the hashtag #Drillmatic in his Instagram captions, which appears to be the title of his upcoming album.
Kanye also recently linked up with A$AP Rocky, Hit-Boy, Moneybagg Yo, will.i.am, and Pusha T as he readies DONDA 2.

Hit-Boy Says He’s Back Working with Kanye West; Beef Officially Ends

Kanye West and Hit-Boy have not had the best of relationships in the past few years. Hit has taken shots at Kanye many times lately but it looks like the two have now officially squashed the beef.In November, Hit-Boy had revealed that he had a hard time personally after a fallout with ‘Ye. He said that after they went their separate ways, ‘Ye tried to blackball him in the music industry as Hit-Boy heard from several people that the rap mogul was going around telling people not to work with producer. Hit-Boy had revealed in 2020 that Kanye got upset with him because he worked with Beyonce.Mannnnn @kanyewest https://t.co/UHnwJ5atGJ— Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy) January 15, 2022This next 1 gon be EAZY https://t.co/TvSoi3P0BW— Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy) January 15, 2022But now it seems like the two are back working together in an official capacity. The two were seen working in the studio together with The Game last week which led many of us to believe that they are back in good terms. Hit-Boy has a production credit on the newest song from Kanye and The Game ‘Eazy‘ which released last night.Hit-Boy said a comment on Instagram that he’s back working with Kanye and expressed his excitement again on Twitter as you can see above. More music from the two is surely expected — perhaps they will cook something on DONDA 2.

Jinx Da Rebel ‘Gettin To The Money’ Ft. Jazzfeezy & Navjosh Lands ‘POWER: Ghost’ Placement

Jinx Da Rebel is a name that HHNM readers might be familiar with. We previously featured him as part of Saturday Spotlight series back in November, 2020.Since then, the Gary, Indiana rapper has shared a lot of music to keep the momentum going and build a dedicated fanbase. This week, the former YouTuber scored one of his biggest wins — his new song ‘Gettin To The Money’ was featured in the end credits of latest episode (6) of season 2 of POWER: Ghost TV series on Starz.Jinx took some help from Canadian producer Jazzfeezy (Drake, T.I. etc.) and HHNM’s very own Navjosh on the record for his placement on 50 Cent’s hit TV show which is rated the #1 black show on cable television in the U.S. The song has already done over 13000 Shazams and is currently inside top 200 chart in the U.S.Listen to the song below via Spotify or Apple Music.

Kanye West & The Game Join Forces on New Song ‘Eazy’: Listen

Kanye West has been seen in the studio lately with people like The Game, AB, Pusha T, Hit-Boy and more. He was recently also seen on a video call with DJ Premier, discussing plans of releasing a new song this Friday.Posted by the designer Tracey Mills on Instagram, Kanye was seen in the clip speaking to Preemo on FaceTime while in the studio with Pusha T, The Game and producer/engineer Mike Dean. “We’re starting a whole… we about to just control the sound of music, it’s up to us now, period,” ‘Ye told Premier about their plans.“We got a song we’re releasing Friday that we wanted you to do a scratch on, if possible,” he then asked Preemo, who said that he’d be keen to collaborate with the guys. Soon after, Game and Kanye revealed the artwork for their new song ‘Eazy’.The song was expected to come out on Thursday at midnight but it was later announced by Game that it has been delayed by 24 hours. “Life should be eazy for everybody, we make the choice to complicate it for ourselves & others. Change your perspective & change the world,” the Compton rapper said in a statement. Hear the new tune below via Spotify which will stay exclusive to the streaming platform for the first 24 hours. The alleged rap from Kanye, “God saved me from that crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s ass” has made it to the track indeed.Kanye was recently named as a headliner at the upcoming Coachelle music festival. He is also under investigation for alleged battery after an argument with a fan.