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Drake Gives Tour of Toronto Mansion in Architectural Digest Cover Story

We have seen Drake give glimpses of his ultra luxury house in Toronto in music videos such as ‘When To Say When/Chicago Freesyle‘ and the latest one ‘Toosie Slide‘.

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Now he’s explaining it all for Architectural Digest‘s May cover story. The Toronto superstar takes the magazine on tour of his 50,000 square-foot house in his hometown (nicknamed “The Embassy”) which features amenities such as a NBA regulation-size indoor basketball court crowned by a 21-square-foot pyramidal skylight and an indoor swimming pool.

“Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years. I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel,” Drake says of his passion project which was designed with help from Canadian architectural and interior designer Ferris Rafauli. “It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong,” he adds.
“In form, materials, and execution, the structure is a proper 19th-century limestone mansion. But the exterior profiles are more minimal and the lines are a bit cleaner,” says Rafauli. “This isn’t stucco, paint, and fake gold. That’s not what Drake wanted, and that’s not what I do.”

“Once you’ve chosen a certain style, you can dance within that style,” the designer observes. Drake insists, “It’s overwhelming high luxury. That message is delivered through the size of the rooms and the materials and details of the floors and the ceilings. I wanted to make sure people can see the work I’ve put in over the years reflected from every vantage point.”

Drake reveals to the magazine that his favorite spot in the house is his 3,200-square-foot master-bedroom suite, with an additional 1,100 square feet of covered terraces. “The bedroom is where I come to decompress from the world at the end of the night and where I open my eyes to seize the day,” he says. “The bed lets you float, the shower lets you escape and gather your thoughts, and the closet makes you want to talk to yourself while you’re getting dressed.”
“I think the house shows that I have true faith in myself to take on this task when I was just 27 and see it through,” says the now 33-year-old superstar. “I also think the house says that I will forever remain solid in the place I was born.”
Find some more photos of the house below.

Lil Nas X Discusses The Challenges Of Coming Out & Not Publicly Supporting Pete Buttigieg

(AllHipHop News) Montero "Lil Nas X" Hill's decision to come out as gay in 2019 was met with support, scorn, appreciation, and mockery. The "Old Town Road" hitmaker now says he probably never would have revealed his sexuality if he did not become famous."The honest truth is, I planned to die with the secret,” the Atlanta native told The Guardian. He later added, "But that changed when I became Lil Nas X.”

In the article, Lil Nas also acknowledged that he presented a straight persona in his initial music like 2018's Nasarati mixtape. He did refer to being gay on 2019's 7 EP. However, fans should not expect him to follow in the footsteps of Frank Ocean by heavily exploring his sexuality in upcoming songs.
“I 100% want to represent the LGBT community,” declared LNX. “I don’t want to encourage them to do something they don’t 100% want to do. Especially in, like, middle school or high school. Because it’s just super hard.”
The 20-year-old, 2-time Grammy winner added, “It’s easier for me. I’m not depending on anybody. There’s no one who’s going to kick me out of the house – nobody to start treating me sh*tty.”

Lil Nas X is also planning to stay away from politics for the time being. Then-presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg publicly reached out to LNX last year, but the rap star turned down the chance to appear in a campaign video for the openly gay politician.
"All I know is he’s from the Democratic party and he’s gay. So it’s like… I don’t want to base my support off, ‘Oh, you’re gay, I’m going to support you.’ Yeah, you’re gay. But I don’t know everything you’re planning when you’re running the entire country. But, yeah. That was the reason I said no," explained Lil Nas.

Swizz Beatz Breaks Down His 'Verzuz' Instagram Battle Series With Timbaland

(AllHipHop News) Super-producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s ongoing Verzuz series is one of the silver linings to emerge from the current deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Instagram users have been able to temporarily escape the bad news of the day as they witnessed several battles on the social media platform.The initial musical brawl between Swizz and Timbo entertained thousands of viewers. Other matches featured Hit-Boy versus Boi-1da, The-Dream versus Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo versus Johntá Austin, Scott Storch versus Mannie Fresh, and T-Pain versus Lil Jon.
Apple Music’s Zane Lowe connected with Swizz Beatz to talk about Verzuz. The New York-bred beatmaker spoke about how his face-off with Kanye West at Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert in 2007 was a precursor to what the stars are doing now on IG. He was also asked about a possible Kanye versus Pharrell clash.
“The people put that out there. The people are who put out big matches. But like I tell everyone, we don't just have a magic wand we can just sprinkle on people and it comes to life. Me and Tim are on the phones all day and explaining all day and letting them know that it's the people that are enjoying this,” said Swizz.
He continued, “It's not even a battle. This is education and celebration. You have two great musicians, whether you're a songwriter or you're a producer. Whether you are any type of artist, Verzuz is here to celebrate you. Just for creators, period. So a lot of people want to see a lot of big celebrations happening.”
So far, Verzuz has mostly focused on the creators behind the scenes of some of the biggest hits in music history. There have also been some requests for legendary rappers like Lil Wayne and Nas to step into the Instagram Live ring for a once-in-a-lifetime contest.
“Even though we're celebrating, it's a little bit of competitiveness with it. It's just competitive at some points. So a lot of people don't work well with being competitive like that, especially on a big stage like what we're building,” explained Swizz. “So a lot of artists are thinking about how they can do this and remain their status without another person having bragging rights.”
The Poison album creator added, “I'm like, 'Listen man, it's just fun. Just come with your 20 great songs and let's have fun’... That's what me and Tim have been really curating to where the energy stays positive. We want to keep the energy. There are a lot of rappers that are ready right now. We just wanted to make sure that the energy remains fun, and remains a celebration, and it stays on the platform and not go anywhere else. Especially to a negative place, because that's not what we're doing this for.”

Long Live Earl Graves, Sr.: An American Business Icon & Black Enterprise Mogul

"Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it." - Earl G. Graves, Sr.(AllHipHop Opinion) I will never forget it. Grouchy Greg Watkins and I were there at the apex of our careers at the time. We received the "Rising Stars" Award from Black Enterprise Magazine, the brainchild of business mogul Earl Graves, Sr.
The year was 2006.
Many years before, but less than a decade, and before we met, Mr. Graves profoundly impacted my life in one fell swoop: his 1997 best-selling book "How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making it in America." At the time, AllHipHop was in its infancy. Greg and I had not formalized our partnership, but we were working together as friends in Hip-Hop. By day, I toiled at a top-tier bank that issued credit cards and other ancillary financial offerings. I wrestled with the job, even though I made a lot of money, and grew into a hot prospect. I knew this could not be my life in the long run. Most of the young, hip folks I worked with looked like they walked off the set of "Friends." I hated that show.
Mr. Graves, with "How to Succeed in Business Without Being White," set the tone for me, in a great many ways, how I would thrive in a corporate setting and what I would do to ascend after I abruptly quit a couple of years later. Here is the book synopsis:
"African-Americans are entering the business world in unprecedented numbers, and Earl G. Graves serves as their role model and mentor. Graves, one of the most influential and well-known executives in the world, in this timely and important book shows how he, the son of a West Indian garment worker, became a multimillionaire entrepreneur, director of several of America's Fortune 500 corporations and a philanthropist.
Using his own story (which includes careers in the military, real estate and public service as an assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy), and those of dozens of other black men and women who have made it in the business world as examples, Graves offers inspirational and down-to-earth advice to help readers take advantage of opportunities to achieve personal and professional success. From overcoming the challenges blacks confront in getting financing for new ventures to identifying the best industries and jobs for black job-seekers and cultivating the behaviors needed to make it as an entrepreneur, How to Succeed in Business Without Being White clearly lights the path readers can take to overcome adversity and succeed in today's largely white business environment."
The book was perfect and it told the story of a pioneer, one that had come a very, very long way to acclaim, fame and business opulence on his own terms. Earl G. Graves, Sr. began publishing Black Enterprise in 1970 as a magazine that would inform, educate, highlight and ultimately inspire African Americans in business. A renaissance entrepreneur, he inspired and guided countless aspirants like me through the trials and tribulations of working in corporate America. BE also would guide us in the marathon that hopped off the road to blaze a path unpaved. Mr. Graves wanted entrepreneurs to “achieve their measure of the American dream.”
My kind of language. I had big dreams.
Mr. Graves was powerful. When Greg and I met Mr. Clarence Avant in Beverley Hills, for example, he asked us to deliver a hilariously lewd message to his counterpart. We gave him the message - with some reluctance - when we saw him on that grand day in 2006. We got a big laugh. I was literally rubbing shoulders with one of my heroes - trademark mutton-chop sideburns and all - right after getting a prestigious award from his revolutionary organization. The irony of it all, we were told, Mr. Graves didn't really love Hip-Hop. It did not matter and it still does not matter.
Mr. Earl Graves, Sr. is one of my heroes and he will never die, even though his physical form has succumbed to Alzheimer’s. People like Mr. Graves are an example of the greatness within all of us, if we tap into the strengths, tenacity and ingenuity embedded deep in our DNA. If you have loved a magazine, or a web site like AllHipHop or seen a successful Black business person of any walk of life, it is highly they have Mr. Graves to thank. And for the record, Black Enterprise began to embrace Hip-Hop fully, with coverage of Diddy, Master P, 50 Cent, Lecrae and even a website called AllHipHop.com.
Mr. Graves, we salute you for your tireless work, pushing us all to be better people, ambitious moguls and creating vast opportunities for countless individuals on all of his platforms. To his family, condolences, and respect.
"To have a successful career, you have to approach it as an entrepreneur, even if you are working for someone else. Your career is your own private business. You have to market yourself and your abilities and knowledge just as you would a product or service. - Earl G. Graves, Sr.
Thank you, Sir.

Quavo Launches Own Label Huncho Records and Announces First Signees

Quavo has made the surprise announcement that he is launching his own label named Huncho Records.

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The rapper has been busy with rest of the Migos in creating new music and while the world is waiting on CULTURE 3, Quavo is making use of the Quarantine time in doing work on his side ventures. “You Can Rap, Produce, Or Be A Athlete. Be All You Can Be!” he wrote on Instagram while unveiling the official logo for the imprint.

In addition to that, the rapper, who assists Justin Bieber on his current hit single ‘Intentions‘ (currently at #8 on Billboard Hot 100, has also revealed the first three artists on his roster: 904 ReeBock, StreetBud and New York rap group Pop Out Boyz. Streetbud released his latest project Back 2 The Lab in February.

In related news, Quavo has also teamed up with mens streetwear brand boohooMAN for a second collaboration. The collection contains a total of 100 items including read-to-ready, footwear and accessories. Price points range from $12 – $80 with selected lines available in sizes S – 5XL. It is set to launch April 9th on their website.

Master P To Clean Houses For Seniors In New Orleans

(AllHipHop News) Percy Miller, the man we have come to love and respect as Master P, is a different type of rap mogul.If you didn’t know that by now than your head has had to be stuck in the ground for the last three decades.
The original No Limit Soldier has conquered every industry from the music game, Hollywood, fashion, food & beverage and real estate.
But what continues to give him the most pride is his charitable giving. Those efforts, even more than the aforementioned ventures speaks to how he prides himself as a family man and a person of good character.
His latest move is a manifestation of both.
In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic that is ravishing the entire world, and specifically holding hostage the rapper’s hometown New Orleans, he has opened his heart and wallet to make sure that people are protected and safe.
How Sway?
According to TMZ, P will offer to do a total disinfect of the homes of anyone 60 years old and over and leave them with 2 types of hand sanitizer (bottle with a keychain and a spray) for them to keep in ward off disease and infections.
“My thing is people forget the elderly in the community,” he tells the tabloid. “My foundation Team Hope NOLA we are here to help people in the community.”
He also has been buying groceries for seniors.
The “Make ‘Em Say’ rapper sees NO as his family, and this great philanthropic expenditure speaks to this multi-millionaire’s character.
He could be flossing and bossing, hanging out on The ‘Gram and hiding in his luxurious sanctuary, like so many others.
Instead, he is putting his money where his heart is and asking people to pitch in and do their part.
One way, is by donating financially to Team Hope NOLA, so that they can continue to do the groundwork needed to heal the Big Easy. Donations can be made here: http://teamhopefoundation.org/

Trav Talks Moving Past Beef With 50 Cent, Working With Tory Lanez, Meek Mill And More

If 50 Cent posts you, you must be doing something right, right?The G-Unit rapper shared a photo of New York artist Trav to his 25.4 million followers on Instagram, dragging him with the caption: “This guy is not a tuff guy, he is a good kid trying to make music. I’m sorry it didn’t work for him and his big brother, I hope they can figure something out.
Trav has been making music for years, and actually used to hang with 50 Cent. Trav’s older brother had a tight bond with the “In Da Club” rapper, which led to their close association with 50's famed G-Unit collective.
Fast forward some years, Trav wanted to focus on his artistry.
But a long-standing beef with Rick Ross, and Trav's tight relationship with Meek Mill, who is part of Rozay's Maybach Music empire, are among the issues that have put a strain on Trav's relationship with the G-Unit general.
Trav is currently under management with Sal, who manages The Weeknd.
AllHipHop caught up with the EMPIRE Records signee to discuss what exactly went down with 50, as well as his own plans for a successful solo career.

AllHipHop: You’re in New York amidst the COVID-19. You staying safe?
Trav: Yeah, I’m good. I mean, I’ve survived worse. I hope I survive. [chuckles]
AllHipHop: Being from Queen, NY, what was your upbringing like?
Trav: It wasn’t the greatest, but I was raised in the heart of Jamaica, Queens with 2 immigrant parents from Jamaica. It turned out alright I guess, I’m here now.
AllHipHop: At what point did music become real for you?
Trav: I loved music because my uncle used to make music, but it wasn’t hip-hop how I make hip-hop. They make reggae music. I got introduced to really the lifestyle of hip-hop, really seeing what hip-hop could do for an artist when my brother started to co-manage 50 [Cent].
AllHipHop: That’s how your relationship with 50 developed?
Trav: Yeah, I was the youngest one around out of everybody. When 50 came out, I was 13 years old going on tour.
AllHipHop: What were you doing on tour?
Trav: It was crazy. 50 and them had got on, he ended up getting crib right there where Yayo, Banks, and them had a condo. Right there on 333 Rector Place, across from the Twin Towers. Every weekend after school, I’d take car service. Because they didn’t want me in the hood, they knew I’d get into a lot of trouble when they weren't around. They weren't really understanding the pressure of being the young one around. I go to school, then I could be at 106 & Park. You feel me?
They didn’t understand the pressure for me being so young around them. It was real stuff going on. I was still in school, I was in high school. To keep me out of trouble from going to little hood parties, they’d have me come to the house. Every weekend, get out of the hood. One day, it was a Sunday. Every Sunday, I’m supposed to go home because school’s on Monday. I just stayed. I got on a tour bus. My moms called, I was in Ohio. [chuckles] She’s like “where are you?” I said “ma, I’m on the tour bus. This bus is not turning around.” I fell in love with the life. This is what I was already doing, this is what I was made to do.

AllHipHop: So what happened recently?
Trav: To be honest, that ‘s something I never spoke about. Recently, I don’t know what really hit him. I guess me and the producer Young Chop coming into Live, and we’re having an argument. The kid that’s going crazy online. He came into my Live out of nowhere, he’s like “I respect you, but your man Meek is a cop.” Some crazy s##t like that. He tried to disrespect my man, dumb s##t. I don’t know what he was trying to get at ,but he knew he’d never say no s##t to me like that in my face. Some troll s##t.
AllHipHop: Were you guys tight?
Trav: I don’t know that guy for nothing. 50 ended up seeing the recording of that Live. In that Live, the only thing he could’ve said was “damn you coming at Meek, but you ain’t coming at 50.” If you really know me, you wouldn’t even be speaking no s##t like that. Because I’ll come at you and him. I don’t have no picks, I don’t pick and choose. Somebody disrespect me, I'm coming. I wasn’t raised — I’m not getting bullied by nobody.
This was lingering. This is from f##king 7 years ago when me and him got into that s##t on stage. A lot of people never knew, like “why the f##k did that just happen?” They didn’t know what happened. Something on the internet, nobody knew. Nobody ever spoke on it. I left it like that because at the time, I looked at it as family. For him to antagonize it right on his page like I’m this good kid, is cap. That’s cap. You know me. I’m the good kid who did everything he never did. He rapped about my life, you rapped about the s##t we did. To be clear, I never said anything because I’m living my life. I have new music out, a song with Tory Lanez called “You Choose.” I’m not focused on what people are doing, nobody’s worried about that.
AllHipHop: What made 50 post that photo of you?
Trav: I really don’t know. I think he was trying to be funny. I never would’ve went crazy… once he put me up, I went crazy because I had to defend myself. But I would’ve never went Live and stated anything if he took it down at 8 o’clock. He tried to be funny and took it down at 8:05pm.
AllHipHop: What’s the significance in 8pm?
Trav: Because 8pm was when I was going Live. Alright, here’s the thing. If I was your homegirl, we’re bros. We’re homies right, you should never try to disrespect your friends in public, then apologize behind closed doors. That doesn’t work. I don’t think that works on any levels. It was to the point I was tired of it. Even when I went Live at 8 o’clock and everybody’s saying “yo he took it down,” it’s 8:05pm bro. Stop playing. If nobody likes to stand up, I’ma stand up. I’m not one of them. I’m going to stand up for myself.
AllHipHop: Have you guys talked at all?
Trav: No. What’s there to talk about? I moved on. What I was saying, I’ve moved on from him. The questions they ask me, they should ask him. “How’s the people around you doing bro?” That’s the question you should ask.
AllHipHop: Do you foresee this getting worse?
Trav: I’m with whatever, but I’m really focused on what I got going on. That s##t’s like beating on a f##king dead horse. He knows me for real. All the peace he’s given is because he doesn't have anybody around him. He has to get peace. He has to give nothing but peace to everybody. Everybody you ever disrespected, you have to give peace to because you’re lonely. You're going to have to pay police, real security. You don’t have the guys you have from the neighborhood with no money involved, and they’ll risk their life. Freedom, you don’t have that any more. The love is gone, he destroyed it. Bad leader.
AllHipHop: I mean, he did just get a Hollywood star though.
Trav: Nah, let me explain something to you. Outside of somebody being a successful artist, I learned a lot from him. But that doesn't change somebody's ways. R. Kelly is one of the greatest R&B artists in the world, that doesn’t change his way. If he actually did the s##t... you get what I’m saying? Let me ask you a question, who’s your favorite artist?
AllHipHop: I really been on G Herbo’s album that just dropped.
Trav: Cool, I really f##k with G Herbo. You know what type of person is because he’s so social right? Suppose he wasn’t a social guy and somebody said he’s a deadbeat. You’d be like “no, he loves his son.” Does that take away from his music? If you actually think about the person you’re talking about, that’s all I’m saying. I’m speaking on what’s real.
I understand he has a star. He has 10 million records, Diamond. I’m not taking anything away from that. I’m not here to discuss him truthfully. I don’t care about him. He posted me up, I had to expose the real. He can’t be mad. The greatest thing I’m happy he did say was that I make tough music. I make good music, because then I’d have to expose something else.
AllHipHop: 50 being 50, did he influence your artistry at all? Did you learn from him?
Trav: The greatest thing is we learned things from each other. Because I did learn. If you learn from somebody, then somebody starts learning from you. Which is crazy, isn’t it?

AllHipHop: How’d you link with Tory Lanez on “You Choose”?
Trav: Tory’s the bro man. That’s my f##king brother, from another. Me and Tory ended up doing 2 or 3 records. That one stuck out the most for real. We had another one that had a Lil Boosie vibe, that he redid. The Boosie and Webbie vibe he’s really f##king with. This one was speaking out a bit more to me, felt more of a vibe. We flew back to Miami to shoot the video.
AllHipHop: Who inspired the record? You got a lady in your life?
Trav: Ladies inspired the record. I’m definitely quarantined with my lady right now.
AllHipHop: How do you know Meek Mill?
Trav: I knew Meek for years. I met Meek from when he was a hot battle rapper. The braids Meek. If you remember, one time 50 went to Philly. This is the other thing, I know all these artists. I’ve even brought J Cole to the house, before anybody ever heard. Any time I’d go to Philly, I’d hit Meek “yo, I’m coming to Philly.” “Pull up on me.” We locked in like that. He used to come to Queens, just become family. Come to his house, he came to my house. We met when he had the braids though.
AllHipHop: How did you find your way to Sal (The Weeknd management)?
Trav: Cash and Sal, they’ve been my family for years. A lot of people don’t know that Belly was shaking before The Weekend. When Belly first came to NY, he’s tuned in with us. He’s on some street s##t but f##king with us. Our relationship always been strong. Through the years, Belly would always give me advice. Cash and Sal would always give me advice. They never really knew my situation.
Again a lot of people would see me and think “oh you still with 50,” because I’d never speak on it. They thought I’m out here by myself. I'm doing my thing out here on my own. They started seeing me work, seeing my progression. We sat down: me, Cash, and Sal ended up putting it together. The rest was history. I did the song with Nav and went on tour.

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AllHipHop: What was the best memory on tour?
Trav: I went to Chicago, this was last tour. I didn’t know my fanbase there was actually tuned in. Chicago and St. Louis when we went, they were crazy. They went crazy.
AllHipHop: What are some goals for yourself as an artist at this point in your career?
Trav: An empire that doesn’t fold. I’m learning from others’ mistakes. I want a real legacy to be left, to be honest.
AllHipHop: Who’s in your Top 5?
Trav: J. Cole, Tupac, Biggie, Nas. God bless the dead, Prodigy. Prodigy and DMX would be battling. Because X was really my dog, he got me through some rough times. People don’t understand music, I didn’t understand music until I started to make music. I was able to express myself like “oh, this is what the f##k it is.”
AllHipHop: What can we expect next?
Trav: Expect nothing but bangers. Video out now: “You Choose” with the man Tory Lanez. I’m going to drop this song called “Streets Still Love Me” and touch the streets. Give a message to all the trenches. Anybody from the slums, from the bottom who can relate to real s##t. There’s a clear message.
AllHipHop: Are you going to expand more than R&B bangers?
Trav: Oh no, I got banger bangers. If I’m going to do a record with an artist, I want something that fits both of us. My side of how I am when it comes to the ladies and they can give their side. I got some bangers, nothing but bangers. On my project right now, I got Slime on there. I put together a whole project, definitely on the way. It’s time for it right now.

Jimmy Bolt Taps Lil Keed For “Wolves”

Jimmy Bolt is back with a brand new single titled “Wolves,” this time tapping Atlanta’s newest superstar Lil Keed. Hailing from Houston, the 21-year-old describes the inspiration behind this record as his journey as an up and coming, independent artist trying to make it.
When it comes to his creativity, Bolt admits his biggest challenge to be discovering his sound and which direction he wants to go when it comes to his music. 
His ability to both sing and rap stems from Bolt’s father whom is the reason he loves music to this day. He fondly remembers listening to legendary artists such as Anita Baker and Otis Redding in the household growing up. 
Soon, he’d fall in love with hip-hop — a genre of music he’d have to sneak off to listen to because he wasn’t allowed.
Jimmy returns after a 3-year hiatus from music, fueled by real-life experiences and obstacles he had to overcome. 
In 2016, he lost his sisters and 5 days later, his dad passed away also. 
While losing family members is never easy, Bolt states it taught him how to “react in times of the unexpected” and remain the strong person he’s always been.
Last year, Bolt released his online clothing brand called YAZY, premiered with his latest single by the same name “YAZY.” 
The new collab with Lil Keed “Wolves” arrives with a bold, neon lit cover art depicting his own face alongside Keed’s. “Wolves” is a tribute to his crew and the real ones in his life.

Shoreline Mafia, Fans Mourn The Murder Of Mac P Dawg

(AllHipHop News) After hours of waiting, uncertainty remains.Fans from all over are awaiting official confirmation on whether or not Los Angeles rapper Mac P Dawg was murdered.
News of his death arrived with sadness when friends started paying tribute on their social media platforms for the fallen soldier.
No Jumper founder, Adam Grandmaison was one of the first to speak on the “death” of his artist on Twitter.

@adam22 stated that “Shoreline Mafia associate Mac P Dawg was gunned down in LA tonight. Rest In Peace.”
Group member Ohgeesy hit the ‘Gram to give his remarks with a caption the read, “LUV U FOREVER, JOSHYWORLD”
While his words were short, the image was powerful and gushed with a true glimpse into their brotherhood.
As Mac lights a smoke, fire cupped in his hand, it is almost as he was serving as a foundation to Ohgeesy, either carrying him on his back like a real brother is supposed to do —with Ohgeesy simultaneously sharing that he will always have his guy’s back.
It is all very heartbreaking as he was so young - just 24 - and full of promise at the very beginning of his journey — remarkably as tragic as the recent loss of Pop Smoke just a few years his junior.
Former Shoreline Mafia member Fenix Flexin posted an image on IG saying: 💔 speechless bro love u always, macpforever 🕊
And even followed up with a heart-felt Insta-story. There he wrote over an image of his bro in some Jordans, a white Tee-shirt and adorning outspread angel wings, “Ima make u mo then proud I know you right here w me I can feel yo energy even tho u gon yo energy gon live thru me 4 ever.”
There has been no word from the Los Angeles Police Department surrounding the alleged shooting that is rumored to have taken his life.
Read AllHipHop.com's exclusive Q&A with Mac P Dawg from June of 2019. 

Kanye West, Mariah Carey to Join Joel Osteen’s Easter Service

4.7.2020 News

The stars are aligning for an Easter in quarantine.
As millions remain at home due to the pandemic, famed pastor Joel Osteen is celebrating the holiday by hosting a virtual Sunday Service from his Lakewood Church in Houston with some A-list guests including Mariah Carey and Kanye West.
According to TMZ, the superstars will perform remotely for his congregation. Mariah will pay tribute to medical professionals and first responders who are risking their lives in the fight against COVID-19 with a performance of her uplifting anthem “Hero.”

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 sending my insurmountable gratitude to all healthcare workers and first responders around the world. We appreciate you so much!! ❤️❤️❤️ Please show yourself and tweet me so we can all celebrate you! https://t.co/c6CcAbjgci
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 7, 2020

Kanye and his Sunday Service crew will entertain the masses with a performance from L.A., which will be streamed over Osteen’s megachurch feed. The rapper previously joined Osteen at his Sunday Service in Houston in November. He and Osteen were planning to host a Sunday Service at New York’s Yankee Stadium, but the gathering has been put on hold for the time being.
Tyler Perry will also take part in Sunday’s festivities, delivering messages of love and support to Osteen’s massive audience of over 10 million.
The online Easter celebration will commence Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. It’s unclear if the performances will be live or pre-recorded.

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Future Announces New Album ‘Life Is Good’

Despite trying times, Future is keeping the positive vibes coming.
The Atlanta rapper has announced that his upcoming album will be titled Life Is Good, inspired by his 2x platinum single featuring Drake. He made the revelation in an interview for the cover of XXL.
“It’s about life and being good and just enjoying life,” he told the magazine. “So many tragedies and catastrophes and everything is going on in the world. And you want to enjoy life, as long as you have it. Waking up, breathing, well, you want to be able to soak it all up and be appreciative for every moment on this earth, every moment that you’re living.”
Life Is Good represents his current mindstate. “Life Is Good is where I am at. Mentally, life is good, it’s just a state of mind. It’s just about being, whatever is going on good or bad, life is good, but life is precious,” he said. “You only get one life, so you want to just make the most of it. Instead of complaining about certain things that you want to be, you know, you want everything to be perfect, but that’s not the situation so I want to make good for what I have going on. With me, I want to send a positive message through hard times for me or anyone else.”

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The project will remain true to himself while exploring new themes. “This album right here defines me at a creative level. Going to the next level where you just going to the next level and always going outside the box, but still remaining true to my core fans and my core audience.”
Added Future, “It’s me trying new things. I want to remain true to self, but also true to my fans and just giving them a good project, a great project to be able to listen to, but also for different artists to be able to feed off of, create off of, come up with different ideas and just being at the forefront of just making a solid album, a solid, complete album. It’s just very important to me.”
During the interview, Hndrxx also discussed his work with Drake. The two have teased a sequel to 2015’s What a Time to Be Alive, but it’s unclear if and when their joint project will see the light of day. “We always working on music and creating with each other and we create, building off each other’s ideas, feeding each other different ideas,” he said.
Meanwhile, his love life remains in the spotlight. He and girlfriend Lori Harvey went public with their relationship in January, but Future remained tight-lipped about their romance. “You get the people in the world who want to know, so you open up a little bit, but you got to save majority for yourself and your partner,” he said.
Life Is Good serves as the follow-up to last year’s The WIZRD, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The Drake-assisted title track peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spawned a remix with Lil Baby and DaBaby.

Fetty Wap Sued For Punching A Woman In The Face And Choking Her

(AllHipHop News) Newark’s own Fetty Wap, the sing-songy rapper that dominated the charts in 2014 and 2015, is being sued by a young lady who alleges that he beat her up while she was over at his house in Los Angeles last June.The unnamed woman claims that Fetty punched her in her face and strangled her during the assault. She also said that he threatened to kill her.
Her complaint claims that "during the course of the night, Fetty Wap consumed numerous alcoholic beverages culminating with (Fetty) drinking tequila directly from the bottle."
The liquor allegedly made Fetty Wap become aggressive for no reason and started getting physical with a variety of people at the party, including the woman who was beaten.
Fetty keeps getting mangled in violent allegations.
Last fall Fetty Wap was arrested on suspicion of assaulting three employees at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino called The Mirage.
Those charges were dropped, as was a lawsuit against the rap star for allegedly beating up a girl inside of a mansion in the Hollywood Hills during an altercation in June of 2019. 

Tory Lanez Apologizes for Calling Himself the ‘Best Rapper Alive’

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Tory Lanez is having a moment of clarity.
The rapper-singer has never been one for humility, but he’s had a change of heart. Tory took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for once claiming that he was the “best rapper alive.”
“Lol yo I’m sorry for the time I said ‘Im the best rapper alive .. even if I feel that way about myself . It’s a dumbass statement,” he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

In retrospect, he realizes that his comment may have been arrogant. “And even though I’m always ready to stand behind my talent . It made me look like a dick head . And I’m truly not that. so yeah . My bad lmao,” he added.
The apology follows a tweet from January 2019 where he laid claim to the throne. “IM THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE RIGHT NOW …… I WILL BODY ANY OF YALL NIGGAS OUT ! PERIOD ….” said Tory.

IM THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE RIGHT NOW …… I WILL BODY ANY OF YALL NIGGAS OUT ! PERIOD ….
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) January 24, 2019

The Toronto native continues to host his popular “Quarantine Radio” program on Instagram Live, which has featured guests including Drake, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown. On Friday, he is set to release The New Toronto 3, his final album for Interscope, featuring the previously-released singles “Who Needs Love” and “Do the Most.”

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Future Reveals Title of New Album: ‘Life is Good’

Future has hinted in he past that he’s been working on a new album. Today, he has announced the title of it.

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In a cover story with XXL, the Atlanta superstar has revealed that his next album is named Life is Good. The title song featuring Drake has done very well, peaking at the #2 spot of Billboard Hot 100. Future also recently released another new track called ‘Tycoon‘ which we are guessing will also appear on the LP.

“Life Is Good. It’s about life and being good and just enjoying life. So many tragedies and catastrophes and everything is going on in the world. And you want to enjoy life, as long as you have it. Waking up, breathing, well, you want to be able to soak it all up and be appreciative for every moment on this earth, every moment that you’re living,” he said while talking about his state of mind.

“This album right here defines me at a creative level. Going to the next level where you just going to the next level and always going outside the box, but still remaining true to my core fans and my core audience. It’s me trying new things. I want to remain true to self, but also true to my fans and just giving them a good project, a great project to be able to listen to, but also for different artists to be able to feed off of, create off of, come up with different ideas and just being at the forefront of just making a solid album, a solid, complete album,” Future said about the new album which will serve as the followup to last year’s The Wizrd. “It’s just very important to me,” he added.
When asked about his upcoming rumored joint album with Drake, Future didn’t confirm if one was on the way but said that the two close collaborators are always working together. “We always working on music and creating with each other and we create, building off each other’s ideas, feeding each other different ideas.”

Shoreline Mafia Affiliate Mac P Dawg Shot and Killed

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Shoreline Mafia is mourning the loss of Mac P Dawg.
The rising L.A. rapper, an affiliate of the West Coast group, was shot and killed on Monday night, according to social media posts from his friends and collaborators. He was 24.
“Shoreline Mafia associate @MACPDAWG was gunned down in LA tonight. Rest In Peace,” tweeted Adam Grandmaison, also known as Adam22, who founded the No Jumper podcast.

Shoreline Mafia also paid tribute to Mac on Instagram with a portrait of him in heaven with angel wings, holding a Styrofoam cup. “Rest in peace Mac P Dawg,” it reads.
Mac P Dawg was an up-and-coming voice in West Coast hip-hop. Just last week, he released a video for his new song “Salt Shaker” featuring Doley Barnays. He had previously connected with Shoreline Mafia for a number of features including “Breakdown” and “Half N Half,” and had collaborated on solo tracks with Ohgeesy, Fenix Flexin, and Master Kato.
The Los Angeles Police Department has yet to comment on the shooting.

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