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Lil Wayne Reveals ‘Funeral’ Album Release Date, Previews Snippet

It’s been more than three years since Lil Wayne announced Funeral and back then it was just one of the many projects that had been announced, with Dedication 6 and Tha Carter V being the others. In August of last year he revealed that it was finished and we’ve been waiting for the release since.

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After many speculated that February would be the official release date, Weezy has taken to social media to announce that it will be out on January 31st in just one week. He has also put out official merchandise and a snippet of an album cut. Check it out below.

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Prosecutors Say R. Kelly Married Aaliyah To Keep Her From Testifying Against Him

(AllHipHop News) Jailed R&B star R. Kelly has been hit by accusations he married 15-year-old Aaliyah to prevent her from testifying against him in court.
According to new documents, prosecutors hoping to put the singer behind bars for life on multiple sex assault and misconduct charges have revealed fresh details about R. Kelly’s illegal marriage to the late singer, who died in 2001.
They have already accused R. Kelly of bribing a state official to obtain a fake ID for Aaliyah - a charge to which Kelly has pleaded not guilty.
According to a marriage certificate, the then-27-year-old wed the teenager in Rosemont, Illinois on August, 31st, 1994. The union was later annulled by her parents.
In the prosecution's latest documents, one lawyer argues Kelly wed his teenage girlfriend after realizing his relationship with her could prove troublesome if she testified in court about the nature of their romance.
"As early as 1994, the defendant took steps to prevent law enforcement from discovering and investigating his crimes," the complaint reads.
"As alleged in the EDNY (Eastern District of New York) indictment, in August 1994, the defendant and others bribed a government employee to create false identification for Jane Doe #1. Witnesses have advised the government that the defendant engaged in this bribery scheme to obtain a marriage license so he could quickly and secretly marry Jane Doe #1 to avoid criminal charges for engaging in a sexual relationship with Jane Doe #1, who was a minor at the time.
"Specifically, the defendant believed that his marriage to Jane Doe #1 would prevent her from being able to testify against him in the event he were prosecuted for his criminal sexual relationship with her." 

Angela Simmons Breaks Down In Tears In Emotional Conversation With Her Son!

In a very emotional clip, premiering on tonight’s episode of "Growing Up Hip Hop," Angela Simmons talks about having to explain the death of his father Sutton Tennyson, her ex-fiancé.
Sutton died in 2018 after being shot 13 times right outside of his Atlanta home. Simmons and Sutton welcomed their baby boy in September 2016 before their engagement a few months earlier in April, but split in December 2017.
While having a conversation with her life coach, Chenoa Maxwell, Simmons can’t hold back tears as she discusses her son asking her about his dad and if he is alive. 
She reveals how hard it was having to talk to him about it at such a young age, especially while still grieving herself.
Growing Up Hip Hop airs tonight on WE tv. 

 

50 Cent Reveals His Favorite POWER Character Since Season 4 + Hints At Another Spin-Off Possibly Going Down

New York rapper 50 Cent is giving “Power” fans all the ammunition needed to believe more spin-off series are in the works. The STARZ executive producer has low-key hinted at the possibility of series regular Joseph “Tommy Egan” Sikora landing his own show.

Big Facts: On Thursday, Fif hit up his social media pages to reveal he’s been rocking with Sikora’s Tommy character for the past few seasons and shared a pic hinting at his own solo series coming together.

My favorite character since season 4 TOMMY @JosephSikora4 LETS GO! #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac #starzgettheapp pic.twitter.com/bOk2SV4M6N— 50cent (@50cent) January 23, 2020

High-Key Details: Earlier in the week, Sikora raised eyebrows when he used the same pic in an Instagram post.

View this post on Instagram Who’s READY?!!!! 🔥🔥🔥 A post shared by Joseph Sikora (@josephsikora4) on Jan 21, 2020 at 10:30am PSTOn A Related Note: A few nights ago, “Power” creator Courtney Kemp appeared to bid farewell to Sikora’s series run following his mind-blowing season six episode thirteen premiere.

View this post on Instagram Sometimes I get to stand next to a genius and take a picture. This was one of those times. Shout out to the super talented @josephsikora4 who is brilliant, patient and fucking smart. It was a pleasure, good sir. #talent #chops #hardwork #bravo #whoshotghost #nottommy #powertv A post shared by COURTNEY KEMP (@courtneyakemp) on Jan 19, 2020 at 11:07pm PSTBefore You Go: The shout-out also sparked a heartfelt salute from Sikora in Kemp’s Instagram comments section.

I love that I get to say that same thing back. YOU [gave] me life and opportunity and encouragement and love… thank you Courtney. Eternally grateful 🔥🔥🔥❤️ @josephsikora4

EXCLUSIVE: Taxstone Vs. Rapper Troy Ave – Trial Over Bodyguard Killing Gets New Start Date

(AllHipHop News) Two popular figures in hip-hop are scheduled to square-off in court this March, as another high-profile trial involving rap feuds and murder looms.
Like Tekashi 6ix9ine, who just testified against the Nine Trey Gansta Bloods, rapper Troy Ave has admitted he plans to take the stand to testify against popular podcaster Taxstone.
Taxstone is accused of killing the rapper's bodyguard in May of 2016 during a backstage brawl inside of Irving Plaza.

Taxstone's trial was supposed to start in November of 2019, but a change in state laws pushed the date back a few months.
Current New York State Discovery laws went into effect on January 1, 2020. As a result, the trial will commence on March 5, 2020.
The new date provides the Manhattan District Attorney's Office sufficient time to be in "full compliance" with the laws, according to Taxstone's counsel, Kenneth Montgomery.
The Feds say Taxstone, born Daryl Campbell, murdered Ronald "Banga" McPhatter during the fight and subsequent shootout in the green room of Irving Plaza.
Taxstone and Troy Ave had been beefing for months during interviews and on social media when the two crossed paths on May 25th, 2016, in the green room just before a show featuring acclaimed Atlanta rapper T.I.
A scuffle broke out and shooting exploded with dozens of people backstage, including rappers Maino, Uncle Murda, and Casanova.
McPhatter was killed, Troy Ave was wounded and three bystanders were struck by gunfire.
Security cameras caught the tail-end of the fight, as Troy Ave pursued Taxstone out of the greenroom and fired shots at him in the middle of the packed concert venue.

Troy Ave, real name Roland Collins, maintains he wrestled the gun away from Taxstone, who was allegedly the shooter.
However, the murder weapon was recovered from Troy Ave's van, but both men's DNA was found on the 9-millimeter Kel-Tec handgun.
The Feds have concluded Taxstone allegedly obtained the gun from a friend in Florida and brought it to Irving Plaza the night of the shooting.
In previous interviews, Troy Ave, who has dubbed himself "NuPac," has admitted he will have no trouble sleeping after he testifies against Taxstone.
Troy broke down his reasoning during an interview with AllHipHop.com last year, just before the trial was supposed to start.

"S##t, everybody knows what happened. It ain’t even nothing to argue. It’s right there, the proof is in the pudding. The proof is in black and white paperwork, in the FBI paperwork. I don’t even have to argue anything, it’s there," Troy Ave told AllHipHop.com.
"They see that it’s not my gun, I never brought no gun in the club. DNA evidence proves that, so where’d I get it from? I got it from the assailant [Taxstone]. I didn’t make this up, we didn’t splice the genetics on the one gun. They should just free Troy Ave," Troy Ave continued.
"If this were to happen somewhere else, I would have been a hero. Because if you look at it, I saved mad people from getting shot. There’s three other victims, more people could have died. If I didn’t do what I did, fought the gun away and wrestled — it’s fight or flight. I chose to fight," the rapper said.
Troy Ave is currently free on $500,000 bail after he was charged with attempted murder and weapons possession for shooting up the club and having other guns in his van.
Troy Ave hopes his cooperation will earn him a reduced sentence since he's facing up to 20 years in prison.

Chris Brown Gets Tattoo of Son Aeko

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Chris Brown is honoring his son with a new tattoo.
The R&B superstar shared his latest tat, which features a futuristic portrait of his baby Aeko’s face. The colorful ink, inspired by a comic book illustration, appears on his left hand and was done by tattoo artist Ivana Belakova.
“Grateful for my artistic collaboration with this legend @chrisbrownofficial,” Belakova wrote on Instagram.
Brown welcomed Aeko Catori Brown with model Ammika Harris in December.

The proud father also has a tattoo of his 5-year-old daughter Royalty on his back.

Meanwhile, Breezy is readying more music for 2020. He has collaborated with GASHi on his new single “Safety” featuring Afro B and DJ Snake, which drops Friday. He also recently appeared on the remix to H.E.R.’s “Slide” and has recorded another collaboration with Drake.

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GASHI & DJ Snake Release ‘Safety’ Remix Feat. Afro B & Chris Brown

GASHI experiments with his music a lot and has shown that he’s quite a versatile artist.

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The New York rapper and singer joined forces with DJ Snake late last year for his single ‘Safety‘ which did well in the clubs. But the duo has now returned with the 2020 version of the same where they enlist Afro B and Chris Brown for a little boost to the Afro-Beats inspired song.

Will this remix take the song higher? It deserves to.

Eminem Addresses Criticism Over ‘Music To Be Murdered By’

Eminem is confronting his critics.
In an open letter posted on social media, Marshall Mathers addressed the criticism surrounding his latest album Music To Be Murdered By. The Alfred Hitchcock-inspired project received backlash for its graphic and violent nature.
“In today’s wonderful world murder has become so commonplace that we are a society obsessed and fascinated by it,” Em wrote in the blood-stained note. “I thought why not make a sport of it, and murder over beats? So before you jump the gun, please allow me to explain.”
He acknowledged the polarizing content and said the music was intended to stir a reaction. “This album was not made for the squeamish,” he added. “If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you. Certain selections have been designed to shock the conscience, which may cause positive action. Unfortunately, darkness has truly fallen upon us.”
But there’s a message behind his madness. “So you see, murder in this instance isn’t always literal, nor pleasant. These bars are only meant for the sharpest knives in the drawer. For the victims of this album, may you rest peacefully. For the rest of you, please listen more closely next time. Goodnight!”
In the video for “Darkness,” which serves as a commentary on gun violence, he recreates scenes from the 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas. It ends with him encouraging fans to register to vote in order to help change gun laws.
He also faced criticism for his lyrics on “Unaccommodating,” where he raps about the bombing outside Ariana Grande’s 2017 concert at Manchester Arena. “I’m contemplating yelling ‘bombs away’ on the game like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting,” raps Em.
Music To Be Murdered By, which features Juice WRLD, Ed Sheeran, and Anderson .Paak, is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 270-290,000 units.
Read his letter in full below.

Lizzo Says Therapy Has Given Her Courage After Mental Breakdown

(AllHipHop News) Lizzo has credited regular therapy sessions for giving her the "courage to be vulnerable as a vocalist."
The "Good As Hell" star suffered an emotional breakdown while on tour in 2018 and decided afterward to start seeing a therapist.
While the hitmaker described the move as "really scary," Lizzo told Rolling Stone that "being vulnerable with someone I didn’t know, then learning how to be vulnerable with people that I do know, gave me the courage to be vulnerable as a vocalist."
Shortly before heading out on the road for her 2018 jaunt, the 31-year-old, real name Melissa Jefferson, split from her boyfriend - whose identity she has never revealed.
And while the split was a difficult time for the star, it's one she knows she needed to go through.
"As f##ked up as it sounds, I needed that heartbreak experience,” she explained. “I’m not sad, because I use the pain so constructively. It’s inevitable. The pain is human experience.”
With the help of her therapist and a new outlook, Lizzo is working on various aspects of her life, such as her "relationship with my family" and opening herself "up to friendships."
"I open myself up to the idea of children, which is big for me, ’cause my albums are my babies," she added. 

Chris Brown Shows Off New Massive, Colorful AF Hand Tattoo

R&B singer Chris Brown is taking his love for ink to a whole new level. The award-winning crooner has shared a look at some fresh tattoo work he had done on his hand.

Big Facts: On Thursday, Chris Breezy hit up Instagram with an up-close look at his work of art.

View this post on Instagram @ivanatattooart ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏽 A post shared by CHRIS BROWN (@chrisbrownofficial) on Jan 23, 2020 at 6:48am PST

High-Key Details: Brown’s tattoo artist also hit up social media to share a look at the bodily masterpiece.

View this post on Instagram Grateful for my artistic collaboration with this legend @chrisbrownofficial ✨ A post shared by Ivana Belakova (@ivanatattooart) on Jan 23, 2020 at 3:41am PSTWait, There’s More: Last week, Chris Breezy delivered a must-see shot next to fellow singer Ella Mai.

View this post on Instagram 🙏🏽 A post shared by CHRIS BROWN (@chrisbrownofficial) on Jan 15, 2020 at 12:17am PSTBefore You Go: Recently, Chris Breezy geeked out over his baby mother Ammika Harris‘ beauty with a slideshow of pics.

View this post on Instagram ❤️ hey momma🥰 A post shared by CHRIS BROWN (@chrisbrownofficial) on Jan 9, 2020 at 4:01am PST

Kodak Black Gets Prison Release Date

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Kodak Black will remain behind bars for at least another two years.
The “Tunnel Vision” rapper has received a release date of Aug. 14, 2022. According to TMZ, he could get out a few days earlier because the 14th falls on a Sunday. Federal policy allows inmates to be released early if their release date is on a weekend.
He is currently being transferred from Miami’s Federal Detention Center to a federal prison in Oklahoma City, where he will remain temporarily. His attorney says his final destination will be a federal pen in Kentucky.
Kodak is serving 46 months on weapons charges. While at FCI Miami, he complained that prison officials were conspiring against him and that he and other inmates had to endure inhumane conditions.
“They are strategically killing me slowly in here. I have been humiliated over and over again,” he wrote in a letter posted on Instagram. “I am highly disappointed in the way they have treated not only me, but all the other inmates in this facility. With their self serving agenda they will always side with their fellow officers whether right or wrong.”
As a result, Kodak’s mother is threatening to sue the Bureau of Prisons and has hired powerhouse attorney Benjamin Crump, who repped Trayvon Martin’s family in the George Zimmerman case.
TMZ reports that Kodak was transferred to another prison because of standard procedure and not because of his complaints.

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The Official Trailer For INFAMOUS: THE TEKASHI 6IX9INE STORY Is Here + Looks Amazing

New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s rise and fall is ‘this’ close to being broadcast to the world. A new trailer for the upcoming Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story has finally arrived.

Big Facts: On Thursday, the must-see sneak peek for streaming giant Spotify’s upcoming exclusive video series premiered online.

Hi everyone. So for the past year and change, I've been working with some very talented and brilliant people on telling the story of 6ix9ine. Here is the first public taste – a trailer. https://t.co/poZF5anERW— Shawn Setaro (@SameOldShawn) January 23, 2020
ICYMI: Here's the trailer that tells you how I've spent the past year of my life. https://t.co/JmYOZxJMSI— Shawn Setaro (@SameOldShawn) January 23, 2020
"Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story" premieres Tuesday, Jan 28.Exclusively on @Spotify. Subscribe to the podcast now: https://t.co/AkmiE7xGjZ pic.twitter.com/ELjpDgWFuq— Complex (@Complex) January 23, 2020

High-Key Details: This week, Tek’s baby mother Sara Molina hit up Instagram to clap at his girlfriend Jade for getting dragged in a new 6ix9ine prison pic caption.

View this post on Instagram Whew! #Tekashi69’s ex and baby mama #SaraMolina had something to say about his girlfriend’s post 👀👀 (See previous post)—(SWIPE) A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Jan 21, 2020 at 4:09pm PST
View this post on Instagram New picture of #6ix9ine and his bae #jade comes out . . [Peep #SOHH.com hourly for the latest news!] #SOHHNews #HipHop #RapNews #MustRead #MusicNews #50Cent #Drake #LilWayne #KodakBlack #CashMoney #Future #YoungThug #NickiMinaj #CardiB #Migos #Offset #GucciMane #KendrickLamar #TDE #NBAYoungBoy #OVO #Quavo #NipseyHussle #JAYZ #LilUziVert A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on Jan 21, 2020 at 5:46pm PSTWait, There’s More: Recently, an unexpected pic emerged of 6ix9ine’s former manager Shotti surrounded by fellow inmates.

View this post on Instagram New photo of #tekashi69’s former manager #shotti in prison.. He was sentenced to 15 years.. Thoughts?? 🤔👀 A post shared by DJVONTV (@djvontv) on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:14pm PSTBefore You Go: According to reports, 6ix9ine will have to receive mental help and continue working with the feds once he’s released from prison as part of his plea agreement.

The rapper’s been ordered by the court to enroll in an outpatient mental health program once he’s free … according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ. In addition, 6ix9ine must continue to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s Office once he’s released from prison in any ongoing investigations where he might be useful. The court’s recommended Tekashi be placed in a correctional facility as close to New York City as possible — so his family can easily visit him. (TMZ)

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Marlo Releases New Song & Video ‘1st N 3rd’ Feat. Lil Baby & Future

Quality Control signee Marlo has been working consistently and trying to build his name in the space for past couple of years.

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His song ‘Soakin Wet‘ with Offset and City Girls from the Control The Streets Volume 2 compilation did pretty well. He now returns with his new single ‘1st N 3rd’ where he joins forces with another Quality Control member, Lil Baby along with Future.

The music video has been released as well where the three Atlanta rappers perform in the trap because that’s what the song is basically all about. Watch it below.


Doja Cat Channels Her Inner Harley Quinn For New BIRDS OF PREY ‘Boss B***h’ Single

Rap newcomer Doja Cat is adding more fire power to the new Birds of Prey album soundtrack. The hip-hop entertainer has shared a look at herself as Harley Quinn and revealed her new “Boss B*tch” single to the masses.

Big Facts: Last night, Doja went to her social media channels to break the news to fans.

View this post on Instagram Boss Bitch my new single off the Birds of Prey soundtrack drops tomorrow! 🤡 #BossBitch #BirdsOfPrey wearing @creepyyeha @adriennelandau @official_likeadrugg A post shared by Doja Cat (@dojacat) on Jan 22, 2020 at 1:06pm PST

High-Key Details: On Thursday, Doja blessed fans with the must-hear record.

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.@DojaCat’s new song “Boss Bitch” from the #BirdsOfPrey soundtrack has been released.Stream: https://t.co/QVM6wzMyCA pic.twitter.com/gAGQEgLxbY— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 23, 2020Wait, There’s More: Recently, West Coast rapper Saweetie teased fans with a sneak peek at her involvement in a new Birds of Prey music video.

View this post on Instagram Y’all know I’m the black Harley Quinn 😝so when I got the call to do this 😩😩💗 @birdsofprey BTS “Sway with me” music video coming soon!! ❄️💎 A post shared by 🌨 (@saweetie) on Jan 14, 2020 at 12:45pm PSTBefore You Go: Earlier this month, rap star Megan The Stallion and singer Normani released their new “Diamonds” music video.

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I’m so hype for #birdsofprey to come out 🥰 finally got a chance to link with the trillest @theestallion hope y’all enjoy “DIAMONDS” coming soon 💎💎💎 pic.twitter.com/HZKBw6jcoN— Normani (@Normani) January 8, 2020
View this post on Instagram I can’t wait for #birdsofprey to come out ! 💎💎💎💎 “DIAMONDS” by thee hottie x @normani coming soon 🔥🔥🔥 A post shared by Hot Girl Meg (@theestallion) on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:26am PST