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Young Thug Debuts 4 New Songs, Announces ‘PUNK’ Album Release Date on NPR Tiny Desk Concert

NPR Tiny Desk concerts are always fun when rappers with interesting personalities do it because we get to see a whole new version of them.The latest one taking part in the popular series is Young Thug who brings his various hits and range of vocals to the platform. But this one is special. The rapper has debuted 4 never heard before songs for us — ‘Die Slow’, ‘Droppin Jewels’, ‘Hate The Game’ and ‘Tick Tock’ during the set.Teasing a new pink aesthetic, Thugger also announces the release date for his next album PUNK — October 15 which is printed on the back of his shirt. All of the above songs are expected to appear on the new album.At one point, Thugger is even joined by the legendary Travis Barker on drums for a special rendition of his song ‘Ski‘. Watch the full set below.[embedded content]

Damian Lillard Says He’s the Best Basketball Player Who Raps; Talks New Music with Shaq, Q-Tip, Blxst

Damian Lillard is currently in Tokyo as part of the US Olympic men’s basketball team but they had to deal with an opening loss to France.During the press conference, the 31-year-old Portland Trailblazers guard, who is playing in his first Olympics, said that foreign NBA players play better in the Olympics than in the NBA because they’re given more freedom on an Olympic court and are more familiar with each other versus the NBA players in the USA.He also called into the Ebro show on Apple Music on Monday to discuss the Olympics plus his role in Space Jam: A New Legacy, his upcoming album, being inspired by Tupac & Mary J. Blige, and more. He reveals that he has a song with Shaq that the two started working on but it hasn’t come out yet.After claiming that he’s the best basketball player who raps, Dame D.O.L.L.A. revealed that he’s working on his new album which will be self-titled. He further tells Ebro that he’s got contributions on it from Q-Tip and Blxst among others.“It’s a self-titled album, the next one. I’m going to drop it in August probably, and on that I got Q-Tip on there, Blxst, Jane Hancock, I got my boy OG Tree from Oakland too…I think this album I went much deeper,” he said. “I went from making it fun, or trying to have people like it, but I went more into… like you said, I got more information now, and my understanding of just how successful I am and what it means to have the experience that I have and coming from where I come from and why it’s valuable in the business that I’m in and why I can carry things this way.”“I’m a huge Tupac fan. So just.. his ability to paint a picture and for me to be able to see it… even though it wasn’t directly my situation. I always loved that about Tupac. So when I started to write music, a lot of my music was me expressing my struggles in my life and things that I went through and experienced and I enjoyed writing about that. That’s why I always loved Mary J. Blige too. My mom used to listen to Mary J. every single day and I got the same vibes from her, just that struggle and that pain, how she would put it in her music. I felt like I could see what she was going through.”

Tory Lanez Celebrates Birthday with ‘We Outside’ EP: Stream

Tory Lanez created quite the conversation over the weekend as DaBaby invited him to the stage during his set at Rolling Loud Miami.It was particularly talked about as DaBaby’s set was right after the performance from Megan Thee Stallion, the woman Tory is accused of shooting at. Of course, the Canadian rapper-singer will choose to ignore the controversy and carry on with his everyday schedule.MY BIRTHDAY IS @ 12 AM …… IM DROPPING A 5 SONG CAPSULE TOMORROW CALLED #WeOutsideCapsule !!!!! HAPPY U DAY UMBRELLAS— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) July 26, 2021After offering a new song with Kodak Black, ‘Grah Tah Tah‘, Tory has dropped a full EP of 5 songs tonight in celebration of his birthday. Apart from the Kodak feature, it features other songs such as ‘Dripping’, ‘We Outside’, ‘Pretty Face’ and ‘BDay’. Stream it below.

Lil Uzi Vert Debuts Tongue Tattoo

July 26, 2021
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Lil Uzi Vert is not only accessorizing his forehead, but also his tongue.
The Philly rapper showed off his latest tattoo inside his mouth. In an Instagram Story, Uzi flashed the black tat, which is shaped like a two-barred cross in the center of his tongue.
“RAGER,” he captioned the video.

Uzi is known for his flashy style. He also has a $24 million pink diamond, which he reattached to his forehead. He recently made headlines after announcing that he is in the process of buying his own planet that is 1.4x larger than Jupiter.
Uzi—sans pink diamond—brought the rage to Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday, where he debuted a new song off his upcoming Pink Tape. “I like my girls from the ‘hood,” he raps on the unnamed track. “I know I’m misunderstood.”
His girlfriend JT cheered her man on from the side of the stage. “The best,” she captioned a clip of herself screaming.

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New Music: Mickey Factz – ‘WRAiTH’ (Royce 5’9″ Diss)

Last Thursday was an extremely fun day in Hip-Hop. We woke up to Royce 5’9″ addressing Lupe Fiasco with ‘Silence Of The Lambda‘ and just a few hours later, Lupe dropping an all out diss track called ‘Steve Jobs (SLR 3 1/2)‘. Royce ended up tweeting that he wouldn’t attack Lupe personally and we later found out that the two were done with their podcast because of the situation.The same night of the tweet, Royce was on Instagram Live with Three, talking about the situation. Mickey Factz ended up joining and things got very interesting.If you’re out of the loop, Mickey and Lupe are close. When the original conversation about Royce and Lupe battling came up, Mickey said that he had $10k on Lupe winning. Royce put Mickey in a couple of lines on ‘Silence Of The Lambda’ and Lupe shouted him out on his own diss. But when Mickey and Royce hopped on together the night of the chaos, Mickey wondered how much of Royce’s track was really for him.Royce’s response to him asking about it was to tell him “I’ma say your name some more ’cause I just feel like that’s what you want.” Mickey clarified by saying he doesn’t want anything other than to know what lines were directed at him and that he’d take things from there.“Just make sure when you go in there, man, you ain’t just snapping words together… them Lego raps ain’t gon’ work… take your time with this one, make it count” Royce told him.The conversation got very passive aggressive from there, with the pair dancing around the idea of battling each other. Royce kept asking him if he could check boxes as a rapper, without expanding on what that meant. He also told Mickey that he didn’t think that he could hang with the likes of him, King Los, Black Thought, KXNG Crooked and CyHi The Prynce. Eventually, the topic of Royce’s diss track came back up.Mickey said “in the beginning of the song, you say ‘I put a hole in your son while I’m holding your Sun Chips’. Lupe ain’t got no son. So now I’m asking you is this about me, ’cause I have a son and the joint was going at Lupe and then my name was mentioned, so I’m tryna understand where we at with it.”Royce responded “I didn’t have you in mind when I said that line but I now wanna put you there, I wanna connect that line to you, I want you to have it… the line is meant for you, I’m giving it to you right here in front of everybody.”There’s a lot more to it, like Royce saying Joe Budden’s verse on ‘Truth Or Truth’ is better than ‘Mural’, that Mickey was instigating with him and Lupe and him calling Mickey and Lupe “gay”, but calling it a joke afterwards. You can watch the whole conversation below. Budden and Daylyt end up joining.[embedded content]Now, Mickey has taken it to wax. After tweeting about the Live, saying that he had a good time and was unbothered by what people thought was bullying, in his own words, “we have to sadly remind cats”. Mickey drops a song called ‘WRAiTH’ which goes at Royce. Mickey was on Live for about 50 minutes right before this dropped and he made a point to say he hopes that Royce responds and that the song is out of love, albeit tough love.It’s produced by AWSME J and you can listen to it below.[embedded content]

KSI Releases ‘Number 2’ Video Feat. Future & 21 Savage — Watch

KSI released his sophomore album All Over The Place last week and it went to #1 in the UK, making this his first album to do so. Hopefully that balanced out how down he was about some of the criticism that The KSI Show got.One of the fan favourites on the record was ‘Number 2‘ featuring Future and 21 Savage, two of the biggest rappers JJ has collaborated with to date. Today, the Youtuber/boxer/musician has released a visual for it.The video takes KSI back to his roots with a gaming concept, which is of course how JJ got his start on YouTube. Check it out below.[embedded content]

DaBaby Responds to Backlash Over Homophobic Comments

DaBaby is lashing out at his critics in the wake of his controversial comments.
While on stage at Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday, the “Ball If I Want To” rapper made a series of vile comments that were offensive to 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’ dick in the parking lot, put your cell phone lights up.”
His DJ also added, “Some of y’all ni**as suspect as a motherfu**er, let’s be real.”

Now after the video went viral and sparked backlash, DaBaby is addressing what he calls “weak ass internet shit.” Taking to his Instagram Story, he explained that his live show is intended for those in the audience and not those watching online.
“What I do at a live show, it’s for the audience at the live show,” he said. “It will never translate correctly to somebody looking at a little 5-6 second clip from they goddamn crib on their phone. It just don’t work like that.”
He claims that his words were “twisted” and that he doesn’t discriminate against anyone who comes to his shows, gay or straight. “All my fans at the show, the gay ones and the straight ones, we turned the f**k up,” he added. “My boy that was at the front of the stage left over there, ask him. We were turnt all night. My boy had the crop top on, front row. He out there in that jungle, in that water. He knew the words. I saw him. I was rappin’ them bitches with him.”
He attempted to clarify his comments. “I said if you don’t got AIDS put a cell phone light up. I said if you ain’t suck d**k in the parking lot put your cell phone lights up, so I could drop my next song. I wasn’t goin’ on no rant. That’s called a call-to-action. That’s what that’s called, ’cause I’m a live performer. I’m the best live performer. I’m the live show killer.”
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According to DaBaby, his fans don’t have AIDS because they’re not “nasty gays” or “junkies.”
“Even my gay fans, don’t got f**kin’ AIDS, stupid ass ni**as. They don’t got AIDS. My gay fans, they take care of themselves,” he said. “They ain’t goin’ for that. They ain’t no nasty gay ni**as. They ain’t no junkies. My gay fans, they got class. They ain’t suckin’ no d**k in no parking lot. You gotta get a room. A good one, 5-star hotel. You gotta wait to go to the crib. If they a fan of me, they on some big dog s**t. We ain’t just goin’ for nothin’. Even my gay fans got standards.”
He continued to dismiss the criticism. “This s**t don’t concern y’all at all. Don’t be disturbin’ my motherf**kin’ gay fans. 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.”
T.I. came to DaBaby’s defense in the wake of the backlash, commenting, “If Lil Nas X can kick his shit in peace… so should dababy.”
To add more fuel to the fire, DaBaby angered some fans by bringing out Tory Lanez during his Rolling Loud set, which followed Megan Thee Stallion’s performance.

Isaiah Rashad Reveals ‘The House Is Burning’ Tracklist

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Isaiah Rashad returns Friday with his sophomore album The House Is Burning.
On his first project in nearly five years, the TDE rapper enlists Lil Uzi Vert, Smino, and Jay Rock. SZA and 6LACK join the Chattanooga MC on the Kenny Beats-produced “Score,” while the 16-track set includes production from Hollywood Cole, Devin Malik, and Kal Banx.
The album has already spawned a trio of tracks including “Wat U Sed” featuring Doechii and Kal Banx, “Lay Wit Ya” with Duke Deuce, and “Headshots (4r da Locals).”
The House Is Burning follows 2016’s The Sun’s Tirade. “I just wanted this shit to sound fun,” Isaiah told The FADER. “If I’m sad, people don’t need to be able to tell. And this is probably my most depressing album.”
He will hit the road in support of the album on “Lil Sunny’s Awesome Vacation Tour,” which kicks off Sept. 8 in Boston.
The House Is Burning Tracklist
1. “Darksied”2. “From the Garden” feat. Lil Uzi Vert3. “RIP Young”4. “Lay Wit Ya” feat. Duke Deuce5. “Claymore” feat. Smino6. “Headshots (4r Da Locals)”7. “All Herb” feat. Amindi8. “Hey Mista”9. “True Story” feat. Jay Rock and Jay Worthy10. “Wat U Sed” feat. Doechii and Kal Banx11. “Don’t Shoot”12. “Chad” feat. YGTUT13. “9-3 Freestyle”14. “Score” feat. SZA and 6LACK15. “Thib”16. “HB2U”

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T.I. Weighs In on DaBaby’s Homophobic Comments

T.I. is stirring up more controversy.
Amid allegations of sexual assault, the Atlanta rapper is weighing in on DaBaby’s viral comments. While on stage at Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday, the “Ball If I Want To” rapper raised eyebrows for his rant against 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’ dick in the parking lot, put your cell phone lights up.”
His DJ also chimed in, “Some of y’all ni**as suspect as a motherfu**er, let’s be real.”

DaBaby’s homophobic remarks sparked backlash on social media, prompting T.I. to respond. He came to DaBaby’s defense, while mentioning Lil Nas X, who is openly gay.
“If Lil Nas X can kick his shit in peace… so should dababy,” he commented.
Despite his sentiments, T.I. insisted that he is not homophobic. “Ain’t nothing in the world gon’ make me hate somebody cause they do something different in the bedroom than I do,” he said on Instagram Live. “You can’t make me homophobic just ‘cause I’m proud to be heterosexual. Ain’t no hate in that.”
He applauded artists like Lil Nas X and Frank Ocean for “living their truth.” “A lot of you motherfu**ers hide your truth,” he added. “I got a lot of respect for [Lil Nas X], but that shit ain’t for me. I don’t want my children seeing it either. Their minds haven’t developed to the place where they can sort it out.”
DaBaby’s Rolling Loud set was marred by controversy. He also brought out Tory Lanez following Megan Thee Stallion’s set.

Kanye West Breaks Apple Music’s Live Streaming Record with ‘DONDA’ Listening

You can say whatever about Kanye West but when it comes to music, people tune in to see what he has in store whether it ends up sticking or not.The polarizing artist unveiled his 10th studio album DONDA with a listening event at the Mercedes-Benz stadium this past Thursday in Atlanta which was attended by thousands of fans. Even Kim Kardashian was in attendance with the kids to show support.The event was live streamed exclusively on Apple Music and turns out, it actually set the Apple Music Global Livestream record with 3.3 million viewers tuned in, reports TMZ. It broke the previous record set by the much talked about VERZUZ battle between Gucci Mane and Jeezy back in November, 2020 when VERZUZ was in a partnership with Apple for livestreaming their events.The Apple livestream of DONDA is not available on Apple for fans to watch again but it is expected to be once the album arrives on DSPs. It is currently expected to release on August 6 according to multiple people close to the artist.

Isaiah Rashad Reveals ‘The House Is Burning’ Track List Feat. SZA, Lil Uzi Vert & More

At the end of the week, Isaiah Rashad drops his new album The House Is Burning, which has been something that fans have been looking forward to ever since his last album, The Sun’s Tirade, dropped in 2016. Along with a couple of loosies along the way, we’ve heard the singles ‘Lay Wit Ya‘, ‘Headshots (4r Da Locals)‘ and ‘Wat U Sed‘, but now Zay has revealed the full track list.The LP is 16 tracks long with a good variety of features. Appearing on it are SZA, Lil Uzi Vert, 6LACK, Jay Rock and more. You can have a look at the track list in full below. In case you missed it, check out Rashad’s recent ‘Slow Motion Freestyle’ here.#THIB TRACKLIST. #TDE @isaiahrashad pic.twitter.com/yt4CK1BPPb— sun (@isaiahrashad) July 26, 2021

Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ Debuts at No. 1

Long live the Woo.
Pop Smoke scores his second No. 1 album as Faith opens atop the Billboard 200. The star-studded project, which features Kanye West, Chris Brown, Dua Lipa, and Pharrell, moved 88,000 equivalent album units in its first week, of which 4,000 were from album sales.
This is the late Brooklyn rapper’s second No. 1 album in just over a year. He previously topped the Billboard 200 with his posthumous debut Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, which debuted at No. 1 and went on to become the third most popular album of 2020. The project reenters the top 10 this week at No. 9 with 28,000 units.
Faith is Pop Smoke’s fourth charting album and third top 10. His 2020 mixtape Meet the Woo, Vol. 2 debuted and peaked at No. 7, while 2019’s Meet the Woo, Vol. 1 peaked at No. 105 following his death in March 2020.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Doja Cat’s Planet Her falls 2-4 with 59,000 units, Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s The Voice of the Heroes slides 4-6 with 36,000 units, and Polo G’s Hall of Fame dips 5-7 with 33,000 units.
Billboard 200 Top 10
1. Pop Smoke – Faith – 88,0002. John Mayer – Sob Rock – 84,0003. Olivia Rodrigo – Sour – 77,0004. Doja Cat – Planet Her – 59,005. Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: The Double Album – 44,0006. Lil Durk and Lil Baby – The Voice of the Heroes – 36,0007. Polo G – Hall of Fame – 33,0008. Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia – 29,0009. Pop Smoke – Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon – 28,00010. Bo Burnham – Inside (The Songs) – 25,000

DaBaby Brings Out Tory Lanez After Megan Thee Stallion’s Set at Rolling Loud

DaBaby’s Rolling Loud set was full of surprises.
During his performance on Day 3 of the festival in Miami on Sunday, DaBaby teased the audience with a mystery guest, who appeared on stage wearing a giant baby mascot costume.

“I’ll give somebody out here a million dollars if they can guess who in here,” DaBaby told the crowd. “I got a million dollars right now if you can guess who.”
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Tory took off the costume to reveal himself before he and DaBaby performed their collaboration “SKAT,” just moments after DaBaby delivered a solo version of “Cry Baby,” his collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, who accused Tory of shooting her last year. What’s more, DaBaby’s set came right after Megan’s own performance, something that didn’t go unnoticed by fans.

Dababy bringing Tory Lanez out right after Megan Thee Stallion performed is not petty its evil. Tory shot that girl. He literally tried to harm that girl. This ain't no rap beef quit trying to minimize what Tory did to that girl. pic.twitter.com/Vt5lKbXDHU
— Reggie Rocket (@itsJustMiahh) July 26, 2021

dababy brought out tory lanez, turned up, and then proceeded to play a megan song after he left 😭😭😭. Bro loves drama.
— Housieee (@housie_) July 26, 2021

Last month, Megan called out her “Cry Baby” collaborator after he seemingly retweeted a fan who joked about the shooting for which Tory was charged with assault.
“support me in private and publicly do something different…these industry men are very strange,” she tweeted.
A concertgoer also surprised DaBaby by throwing a shoe at him while he was performing onstage. “Who the f**k threw that motherfu**in’ busted ass goddamn adidas?” he asked with a stunned look on his face.
Following his surprise Rolling Loud appearance, Tory dropped his new single “Grah Tah Tah” featuring Kodak Black.

Lil Uzi Vert Debuts New Song From Upcoming ‘Pink Tape’ Album at Rolling Loud Miami: Watch

Lil Uzi Vert was one of the star performers on Sunday night at Rolling Loud Miami but there were some hiccups for sure.The rapper’s live stream started a bit late because his set was allegedly not allowed to be streamed online by Roc Nation. Just when fans were beginning to lose hope, the set began to show up on Rolling Loud’s YouTube channel.Apart from the several hits from his catalog, Uzi also decided to debut a brand new song for the audience. The title of it is not confirmed yet but he mentioned clearly that it will appear on his forthcoming new album Pink Tape. Watch it below.Lil uzi vert performs NEW song at rolling loud Miami 2021!!!! #LilUziVert #RollingLoudMiami pic.twitter.com/V5HEOpJDmk— Johnny Knox Fans! (@1GuerrillaMOB) July 26, 2021

DaBaby Brings Out Tory Lanez At Rolling Loud Following Megan Thee Stallion Set: Watch

DaBaby had a big set at Rolling Loud Miami where he performed a series of hits including ‘Suge’, ‘Cry Baby’ (yes, the Megan song), ‘Vibez’ and more but it seems like he had some plans to create a stir as well.The rapper performed right after Megan Thee Stallion’s set on the Ciroc stage and decided to bring out Tory Lanez as a surprise guest. “I’ll give somebody out here a million dollars if they can guess who in here,” he said as Tory got out of his costume onesie.[embedded content]Tory is accused to shooting at Megan The Stallion but he has pleaded not guilty in the incident. Watch the clips below.When Tory Lanez walked off the stage following the performance, the next song DaBaby played was Megan’s verse from their song “Cash Sh*t’. Messy.DaBaby brings out Tory Lanez at Rolling Loud right after performing “Cry Baby.” pic.twitter.com/HpRVDPMrI7— Rap Alert (@rapalert4) July 26, 2021[embedded content]