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Friday, March 23, 2018

Kylie Jenner Shares Selfies with Daughter Stormi

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:39 PM

Travis Scott’s daughter Stormi is already taking after her mama. Just before turning two months old, the adorable baby drops her first public selfies with her social media savvy mom, Kylie Jenner.

The makeup mogul released three images of herself and her daughter on Instagram. She’s laying next to Stormi, puckering her lips, and smiling in the flicks. Meanwhile, the precious newborn shows that she isn’t camera shy.

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Jenner captioned the selfie carousel with “stormiiiiiiiii” and a black heart emoji. Big sis Kim Kardashian commented: “OMGGGG” with three heart-eye emojis. Others fawned over the baby selfies too.

Fans were quick to notice something else. One of the images shows Jenner wearing an apparent engagement band on her ring finger. Could this be a proposal announcement? It’s unclear but the ring goes well with her “Babygirl” necklace.

Scott and Jenner kept the pregnancy mostly private. Later, they released a mini-documentary about the process online to announce her birth. Since then, they’ve shared a few images of the baby girl.

La Flame, who recently got a “Free” face tattoo, has been busy. Outside of being a new dad, he’s also working on his forthcoming album AstroWorld and possibly helping Kanye West with his next release. In the past, he also said he would executive produce G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Winter.

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Video: H.E.R. – ‘Focus’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:21 PM

H.E.R. asks her man to “Focus” in the dark and moody video for her latest soulful single.

The mysterious songstress finds herself washing dishes and arguing during a candlelit dinner. Meanwhile, her man plays on his phone and ignores her completely. Later, she finally confronts him about attention-lacking ways.

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“Wish you would just focus on me,” she pleads over Chinese takeout. “Can you focus on me?”

This doesn’t seem to alter his behavior, because he just keeps on paying her no mind, resulting in frustrations. But something happens in the middle of the clip. Static hits the screen, and suddenly, H.E.R. is in a different type of relationship. Her man is attentive. They play games together, and he even feeds her some of the Chinese food with his chopsticks. Relationship saved.

“Focus” appeared on 2016’s H.E.R. Vol. 1 and it also popped up on last year’s H.E.R. Vol. 2: The B Sides. Watch the visual below.

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Amber Rose and 21 Savage Break Up

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:39 PM

Amber Rose and 21 Savage are calling it quits. Despite a recent denial, Rose now confirms that she has broken up with the Atlanta rapper, but a reconciliation is not out of the picture.

Speaking with “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on REAL 92.3, the model-turned-mogul opened up about the breakup.

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“I love him, I really love him, and I miss him, I think about him every day,” she said. “I can’t say that I’m single because, in my heart, I still love him. For me to say, I’m single means I want to go out and find something else, like I’m ready to mingle, and I’m not. My heart is still with him, so hopefully, we can work it out. If we can’t, the love is still there. Hopefully, we’ll be able to be friends.”

She went on to call their current status a “rough patch” and said she hoped for a reunion. “It’s just so fresh,” she added. “We’re having a rough patch, I guess you would say. It’s still very fresh. I can never sit up here and say I’m single [because] I don’t feel single. I was just with him, and I still love him.”

Moreover, she said they still talk “a little bit,” and their kids are good friends. “Our kids love each other as well,” she said. “Our sons play together. They’re 19 days apart. My baby asks for his son literally every day.”

Ultimately, Rose explained how fame affected their bond, which almost lasted a year. “To be in a relationship, in general, is very difficult. To be famous and in a relationship, it’s even more difficult,” she said. “You have teams and people and everybody feeding y’all both stuff. You wind up arguing about stuff that you wouldn’t normally argue about as a normal person.”

Rose went on to comment on Blac Chyna’s relationship with YBN Nahmir and her oral sex video. “If you think Blac Chyna don’t know how to suck a dick,” she said, “you got her all the way fucked up…Just look at her. You think she’s incapable of going H.A.M. on the D?”

Elsewhere during the interview, Rose addressed the #MeToo movement, her adult toy line, her relationship with “best friend” Wiz Khalifa, and critics of her son’s Taylor Swift fandom.

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New Music: Young M.A. – ‘Praktice’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:20 PM

Young M.A. takes on Allen Iverson’s attitude on her latest freestyle “Praktice.”

Over an instrumental by Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson and Buda & Grandz, the “Ooouuu” hitmaker raps about her grind with money on her mind. “Fuck these hoes, fuck these broads, I don’t got no time,” she raps. “Do you see my pockets? I’m doing just fine.”

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Later, the nonchalant MC explains why she’s not interested in others at the moment. “I don’t pay y’all no mind; I just pay my bills,” she raps. “No Netflix and chill, I get checks and chill.”

The song’s title comes from an infamous Allen Iverson press conference, which took place in 2002. “We’re talking about practice,” he said. “…I know it’s important. I do, I honestly do. But we’re talking about practice, man. What are we talking about? Practice? We’re talking about practice, man? We’re talking about practice. We’re talking about practice. We ain’t talking about the game. We’re talking about practice, man.”

The press conference quickly became controversial and also iconic. Eminem, Mac Miller, Chamillionaire, Action Bronson, and others have all referenced Iverson’s “practice” remarks on various tracks. Post Malone also did this on “White Iverson.”

Young M.A. is now working on her long-awaited debut album.

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Lil Xan Plays Tupac’s ‘California Love’ After Calling His Music ‘Boring’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:42 PM

Lil Xan may not have too much love for 2Pac. But that didn’t stop him from playing Tupac Shakur’s “California Love” at a recent show in Pomona, Calif.

Xan threw the classic Dr. Dre collaboration on during his concert. Fans chanted along to the California anthem, while the burgeoning rapper danced across the stage. He sang a portion of the legendary hook but failed to recite any of the rap lyrics in a video that surfaced online.

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The move comes on the heels of controversy. Last month, Xan gave Tupac a “clout” rating of “2” during an interview with Revolt. He complained that the iconic MC made “boring music.”

Fans and fellow artists weren’t having it. Waka Flocka Flame “banned” Xan from hip-hop altogether. Some supporters reportedly chased him around his hometown of Redlands, Calif. demanding an explanation.

The backlash got so intense, in fact, that Xan allegedly called the police to help him get to safety. “They’re saying I’m a pussy for the police escorting me,” he said. “Call me a pussy all you want. I’m not a gang-banging rapper.”

Xan would later backtrack from his 2Pac statements. “The media twisted my words,” he said. “I think 2Pac is a legend. 2Pac is a definitely legend. They just twist your words and want you to hate me. Don’t hate me.”

Lil Xan’s debut album, Total Xanarchy, is due April 6.

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New Music: 1017 Eskimo, HoodRich Pablo Juan, & Yung Mal feat. Gucci Mane – ‘Yeah Yeah’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:33 PM

Gucci Mane reps for his label. El Gato joins HoodRich Pablo Juan and Yung Mal on 1017 Eskimo’s posse cut “Yeah Yeah.”

It’s a glacier-filled collaboration. La Flare delivers the opening verse, celebrating hometown pride. “Oh well,” he raps. “They call me Guwop / I got so much clientele / Fresh as hell, in East Atlanta, I’m the mayor.”

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Elsewhere on the Southside beat, HoodRich puts on for his label. “We froze / Everybody Eskimo / They didn’t know that we used to be poor / Drippin’ designer, from my head to my toes.” Later, Mal adds: “I see you hating from over here / The chopper hit your ass from over here.”

Gucci Mane also kicks off the track with a Rick Ross salutation. The two previously stepped out together following Rozay’s health scare.

Aside from his Eskimo 1017 endeavors, La Flare is also prepping a solo album, The Evil Genius, and the Glacier Boyz joint project, which will match him up with Migos and Lil Yacthy.

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Stream Chloe x Halle’s Debut Album ‘The Kids Are Alright’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:30 PM

The Kids Are Alright, thanks to Chloe x Halle. With Beyoncé’s co-sign intact, the sisters drop their debut album via Queen Bey’s Parkwood Entertainment.

The highly-anticipated project provides 18 songs from the talented twosome. Features appear courtesy of Joey Bada$$, GoldLink, and Kari Faux. Otherwise, the singer-songwriters hold it down on their own on cuts like “Babybird,” “Baby on a Plane,” and “If God Spoke.”

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Two of the album’s songs have also appeared elsewhere. “Grown” is the theme song for “grown-ish,” the “black-ish” spinoff on Freeform. Aside from providing the title track, the girls also star on the hit television series. Meanwhile, “Warrior” appears on the soundtrack to Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time.

Chloe, 19, and Halle, 17, celebrated the album’s release with their debut late-night television performance. The dynamic duo performed “Happy Without Me” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday (March 22) sans the song’s guest star Joey Bada$$.

According to Chloe x Halle, the album is meaningful for many reasons. “Our debut album, The Kids Are Alright, means so much to us,” they said. “This is three years of self-discovery, vulnerability, and growth; all put into one album. We’ve put our hearts and souls into every lyric, every beat, and we cannot wait for the world to hear.”

Stream The Kids Are Alright below.

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New Music: Trouble feat. The Weeknd – ‘Come Thru’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:33 AM

Trouble meets The Weeknd.

After joining Drake on “Bring It Back,” the latest Eardruma taps the XO boss for “Come Thru,” a standout track off his just-released Edgewood mixtape. Mike WiLL Made-It teams with 30Roc and Aubz Made-It for a soulful instrumental, accentuated by moving piano keys.

The somber sound bed works in concert with Trouble. He recalls “ducking bullets” in the past, while bringing “smoke” to his enemies. “I keep guns and ganja close,” he raps matter-of-factly. “I keep funds, but I don’t boast / I know what it’s like to not have shit, and ain’t a bitch I owe.”

Abel’s contributions are subtle but stirring. He drops additional vocals in the background, combining harmonies with Trouble’s grit. He also asks his girl for details in the process. “What time you want a ni**a to come?” he asks. “You must want a ni**a to come.”

Edgewood is a 16-song project that also features production from Mike WiLL Made-It. It arrived on Mike’s birthday with guest appearances from Drizzy, Quavo, Fetty Wap, Boosie, and many more.

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New Music: Belly feat. YG – ‘4 Days’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:33 AM

Coming off last year’s Mumble Rap, Belly joins forces with YG for his latest single, “4 Days.”

Over DJ Mustard’s signature West Coast bounce, reBELLYus raps about a girl he used to desire. “Thinking you a bad bitch,” he rhymes. “Really, you just doing bad, bitch / Fronted on me when I ain’t had shit / Until I came up like a savage.”

An animated YG follows Belly’s savagery with some bars by bashing a girl who also “fronted” on him. “I tell her she can fuck up my life,” he raps. “Just don’t fuck up my cash flow … You did me wrong when I ain’t had shit / God don’t like ugly, you a bad bitch.”

Belly is now hard at work on his Mumble Rap follow-up. He recently hit the lab with JAY-Z, who praised him on the Rap Radar podcast last year. “When Belly did his freestyle on the L.A. Leakers, people got to see how talented he is,” said Hov. “He’s super talented.”


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Stream Toni Braxton’s New Album ‘Sex & Cigarettes’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:39 AM

Toni Braxton is back. Four years after teaming up with Babyface on Love, Marriage & Divorce, the R&B legend returns with her ninth studio album Sex & Cigarettes.

Braxton’s 8-song effort features the previously-released singles “Deadwood,” “Long As I Live,” and the title track. Colbie Caillat is the album’s lone guest (“My Heart”). Elsewhere, Toni handles things on her own on “FOH,” “Sorry,” and “Coping.”

Recently, Toni Braxton revealed what fans should expect from her first solo album in eight years. “It’s a lot of pre- and post-sex on this album,” she told “Sway in the Morning.” “Have you ever had a guy that came to your bed, smelling like sex and cigarettes? Not literally, meaning the scent of somebody else he’s been with. You just know. The intuition is letting you know something is going on. That’s what the album is about.”

Additionally, Toni’s fiancé Birdman praised her talents. “She’s a legend,” the Cash Money boss told Rap-Up. “She do her thing. She’s just prolific with that shit. I think she’s a one-of-one and a very special talent in the music business.”

Stream Sex & Cigarettes below.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

New Music: Thirty Seconds to Mars feat. A$AP Rocky – ‘One Track Mind’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:27 PM

Rock and rap unite yet again. Thirty Seconds to Mars links with A$AP Rocky on their new collaboration “One Track Mind.”

The genre-bending song features a hypnotic instrumental, while Thirty Seconds frontman Jared Leto offers haunting vocals. “Look in my eyes,” he sings. “Surrender / There isn’t any other way.”

Pretty Flacko flexes his vocal chops, too. “Love is like problems,” he sings. “We all got ’em / How come when you start poppin’ / Everybody’s problems become your problems.”

Later, he shouts out his co-stars. “I heard there’s only Thirty Seconds to Mars,” he rhymes before rock guitars start blaring through the speaker. “It took you even less just to get to my heart.”

“One Track Mind” is a single off Thirty Seconds to Mars’ forthcoming album America, which is also set to feature Halsey (“Love Is Madness”) and production from Zedd (“Dangerous Night”) when it arrives April 6.

Thirty Seconds to Mars, who previously collaborated with Travis Scott and Kanye West, is also planning to release a documentary, A Day in the Life of America.

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Bobby V Under Investigation for Alleged Rape

Posted by YeezysWorld on 7:42 PM

Bobby V is currently under investigation after an unnamed woman accused him of rape.

According to TMZ, the alleged victim filed a police report naming Bobby in Cobb County, Ga. She claims that the alleged rape took place on Sunday (March 18). Law enforcement officials say that this is an open investigation. Details surrounding the matter remain unclear. Bobby reportedly lives in the area.

Bobby’s representative claims this is a “weak yet calculated attempt to obtain financial gain through ulterior motives.” The rep also calls the alleged victim’s account of the incident a “false report.”

“Bobby takes any allegation against women very seriously,” the rep added. “However, false allegations damage true victims of sexual abuse.”

Controversy surrounded Bobby V last year, too. A transgender prostitute claimed he skipped out on paying her and a video of their alleged encounter surfaced online. Afterward, Bobby called it an extortion plot, as per TMZ.

A rep responded to those allegations. “Misrepresentation and deception were maliciously used to target Valentino, during the encounter, Valentino was victimized and threatened by acts of extortion which continued after his departure was captured on video.”

Bobby V released his debut album, Bobby Valentino, in 2005. His most recent album, Electrik, arrived earlier this month.

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Watch Lil Yachty’s ‘Count Me In’ Video Featuring Bhad Bhabie

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:24 PM

Hot off the release of his sophomore album Lil Boat 2, Lil Yachty hits the trailer park in the grainy video for “Count Me In.”

The Nick Roney-directed visual takes place at a trailer community in the California desert. Lil Boat is joined by several friends throughout the clip, including Danielle “Bhad Bhabie” Bregoli.

While Boat raps over the Pi’erre Bourne production, his eccentric pals shoot paintball guns and bust skate tricks, a guy swings his sword, and boxers duke it out in a bloody bout. A young dancer pops up and spins around before the guys hit the sand dunes.

Yachty’s latest album, Lil Boat 2, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. He recently teamed up with L.A. rapper Lovele$$ on his new single “No Regrets” and is reportedly working on the Glacier Boyz joint effort with Gucci Mane and Migos.

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The Weeknd Shoots Video for New Single

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:24 PM

New music from The Weeknd is coming.

The Toronto crooner was spotted shooting a video for his new single in the small town of Taft, Calif. last week.

Phone-filmed footage shows Abel Tesfaye walking around the city, standing under an umbrella, and surfing on a hoverboard. The clips, published by TMZ, also show him waving at adoring fans in the area.

The Weeknd isn’t the first star to film in Taft, which is roughly 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles. In fact, Thelma & Louise and For My Daughters Honor were shot there, according to Taft College. Meghan Trainor and The 1975 also shot videos there in the past.

The XO boss may debut new material when he headlines Coachella on April 13 and April 20. His new album, the follow-up to 2016’s Grammy-winning Starboy, could arrive around the same time.

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Exclusive: Trevor Jackson Talks New Album, ‘grown-ish,’ & ‘SuperFly’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:45 PM

Trevor Jackson is a triple threat. Thanks to a new album, hit television show, and film, the singer-actor-dancer is ready to take the world by storm.

The 21-year-old recently sat down with Rap-Up to talk about his many projects, starting with his upcoming LP, Rough Drafts, Pt. 1, which drops Friday (March 23) featuring the single “Apocalypse.”

“It’s called Rough Drafts because I feel like, especially in [this] day and age, everybody is trying to be perfect,” he says of the self-written project. “They’re trying to emulate something on social media. Everybody wants the finished product. They see other people doing well and want to skip a few steps.”

But Jackson is more enthusiastic about the process. “If you go to college, you can’t get the final draft first,” he adds. “You’ve got to do a couple of rough drafts, revise it… I’m just trying to show people that it’s OK to be at peace within the steps getting there, to wherever you’re trying to get.”

Jackson, who’s currently on Justine Skye’s “Ultraviolet Tour,” stars as a college student on the critically-acclaimed Freeform series “grown-ish.” After working on a pair of dark roles, Trevor is relieved to play Aaron Jackson on the Kenya Barris-created “black-ish” spin-off.

Before landing the role, Trevor recalls praying for change. “I don’t want to do any more sad shit,” he said. “After I auditioned, [Barris] was like, ‘You’re our guy.'”

Up next, Jackson is set to star as Youngblood Priest in Director X’s SuperFly reboot. Co-starring Jason Mitchell, Jennifer Morrison, and Andrea Londo, the film is set to hit theaters June 15.

“I’m so excited,” he beams. “It’s a classic film we’re remaking. It’s basically about this guy who is really, really young but he also has a very, very top position in the drug game. He wants to leave, but because he has his hand in so many pots, and so many people depend on him for bread, it’s kind of difficult.”

Part of Jackson’s excitement also comes from the action-packed nature of the film, which he says will feature “a lot of fighting.” “I did all of my own stunts,” he reveals. “My back hurts. My knees hurt. I went through a lot of bullshit.”

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New Music: Kirko Bangz feat. Chris Brown – ‘Date Night (Same Time)’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:42 PM

Kirko Bangz and Chris Brown are at it again. After joining forces on “Another Round” and “That Pole (Remix),” K.B. and Breezy link up once more on “Date Night (Same Time).”

Brown kicks off the raunchy track by singing about some threesome action. “I told them both the truth, to pull up at the same time,” he sings. “Ain’t no rules, I need two / Double trouble, tongue kissing at the same time.”

Bangz has a similar fantasy on his mind. He provides some bedroom-ready lines of his own. “I can’t do just uno,” he sings. “I need at least a duo / Tell your friend to bring two friends / And tell her to bring about two more.”

Too $hort’s influence can be felt as well. Brown’s hook (“Two bitches at the same time”) pulls inspiration from Short Dawg’s “2 Bitches” off 2000’s You Nasty.

Last year, Kirko dropped his “Swang N Bang” video and reflected on Hurricane Harvey’s impact on his hometown of Houston with the moving “Lend a Hand.”

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Travis Scott Gets ‘Free’ Face Tattoo

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:24 PM

Travis Scott is showing off his brand new face tattoo.

The new tat is positioned underneath Scott’s right eye and reads “Free” backwards. Many people choose to have tattoos written in reverse so that they can be understood more clearly in front of a mirror.

This isn’t La Flame’s first face tattoo. The rapper also has an anchor by his sideburns and the word “Rodeo” scrawled on his forehead. He also has a series of permanent symbols across the rest of his body.

Travis Scott

Travis Scott and his girlfriend Kylie Jenner tattooed matching butterflies on their legs last year as a nod to La Flame’s Hidden Hills and candy cane-inspired “Butterfly Effect.”

Scott and Jenner welcomed their daughter Stormi on Feb. 1. The power couple somehow managed to keep the pregnancy mostly private until the announcement.

Up next, Travis Scott is working on AstroWorld, the highly-anticipated follow-up to Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.

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Jeezy Announces Final Album ‘TM104’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:46 PM

Jeezy is hanging up the mic.

Thirteen years after dropping his debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, the Snowman has announced his retirement and final album TM104.

Coming off his “Cold Summer Tour,” Jeezy took to Twitter to reveal his final album plans. “Class is coming to [an] end,” he wrote. “It’s time for Graduation! My Last Album & Final Class: TM104.”

Jeezy’s latest LP, Pressure, dropped in December and featured Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Puff Daddy, and 2 Chainz, among others. The album opened and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.

Check out his retirement announcement below and get ready for graduation.

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Jacquees Arrested for Driving Without Seatbelt

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:39 PM

Jacquees is in legal trouble. The singer was arrested for failure to obey a lawful comment and for a seatbelt violation following a confrontation with cops in Miami’s South Beach on Wednesday (March 21).

Law enforcement officials claim that Jacquees was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt, as per TMZ. Later, the officer asked him to get out of the car after he refused to show his license, according to cops.

The arresting officer also claims that Jacquees refused to walk to the sidewalk with him and that he stated, “Do not touch me.” As pedestrians and Jacquees’ friends gathered, the official called for backup in order to complete the arrest.

A video shot by someone nearby shows Jacquees’ bust. The arresting officer appears to jerk him around twice in the clip. An onlooker criticizes cops as they take the singer into custody. “Why you gotta pull him like that?” she says. “He ain’t even doing shit. That’s fuckin’ ridiculous. For no fucking reason.” Another person yells: “Fuck 12.”

Jacquees has yet to address the incident publicly. He is currently readying his debut album 4275 for release this year.

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Tinashe & Ben Simmons Go Public With Their Relationship

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:41 AM

This is no “Faded Love.” After hinting at a budding romance, Tinashe and NBA star Ben Simmons make it Instagram official.

The new couple posed for two photos, which they shared on social media on Wednesday (March 21). They look warm and cozy while hugged up at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.

“This is a dime I can’t pass,” Simmons cleverly captioned the pictures. Tinashe also added a heart and lock emoji combination.

This is a dime I can’t pass 😂🤷🏽‍♂️👸🏽

A post shared by Ben Simmons (@bensimmons) on Mar 21, 2018 at 8:13pm PDT

Before making it IG official, Tinashe called Simmons her “little boo thang.” The new lovebirds also fueled romance talks with cute messages and emojis on Instagram.

Simmons, 21, also had another reason to celebrate after the game. His Philadelphia 76ers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 119-105. He is a leading candidate for this year’s Rookie of the Year trophy.

Tinashe, 25, also has a lot going on. The “No Drama” singer is gearing up to release her long-awaited sophomore album, Joyride, on April 13.

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New Music: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie feat. Tory Lanez – ‘Best Friend’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 10:40 AM

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is on a daily mission. The 22-year-old Highbridge MC once again delivers on his song-a-day promise with “Best Friend” featuring Tory Lanez.

It’s an infectious collaboration. Over upbeat Jaegen and Nahum production, Boogie rhymes about his former best friend. He also explains why their friendly bond crumbled in the bed sheets. “We used to be best friends until we started sexin’,” he sing-raps. “What’s next, girl? It’s up to you / Can we still be best friends after what just happened?”

Later, Tory adds his melodic flavor to the record. “All of the rumors are probably true,” he concedes. “It’s something I’d probably do / I gotta be honest with you.”

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is dropping new songs all week. The catchy “Best Friend” follows “Right Moves” and the YFN Lucci-assisted “One Nighter”—and he has even more in the stash.

“Been on the Road for weeks recording,” tweeted the Bronx rapper. “Dropping soon… You won’t be disappointed.”

Listen to “Best Friend” below.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Meek Mill Asks Supreme Court to Remove Judge From Case

Posted by YeezysWorld on 9:45 PM

Meek Mill’s legal woes continue. The MMG rapper’s lawyers have filed a motion to have the Pennsylvania Supreme Court remove Judge Genece Brinkley from his case.

They claim that Judge Brinkley “exceeded the judicial role by sometimes essentially acting as a prosecutor and, at other times, taking an unusual interest in, and trying to inject herself into, [Meek Mill’s] personal and professional life,” according to CBS Philly.

Additionally, Meek’s legal team says that Brinkley’s attorney Charles Peruto Jr. discussed Meek’s case. They claim he threatened to sue them. Peruto previously addressed Mill’s team during an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“What you have is an organization – extremely wealthy – who wants to attack a sitting judge,” he said. “It’s ‘How much money can you throw at a case and make your allegations stick?'”

This adds to Meek’s ongoing legal saga. Earlier this month, the Philadelphia District Attorney filed documents to say there’s a “strong likelihood” that the rapper’s conviction will be overturned due to the Philadelphia Police Department’s corruption scandal.

Meek’s lawyers now say there’s a pattern of misconduct. They also claim the case “threatens to undermine the public’s confidence in the integrity of the judicial system.”

Mill recently addressed his issues with the judge. “There’s brothers locked down that did nothing to be here but piss off people like Brinkley,” he said. “I want to speak on this system and what it does to black people – on both fucking sides of the fence.”

Meek Mill’s next hearing is scheduled for April 16.

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Drake Readies New Murda Beatz-Produced Single

Posted by YeezysWorld on 8:46 PM

Drake’s “God’s Plan” remains No. 1 on the Hot 100, but he’s already prepping a follow-up. The Scary Hours MC just announced his next single, which was produced by Murda Beatz.

During Murda Beatz’s Instagram Live session, Drizzy confirmed the news. “New single dropping soon produced by Chef Murda,” he wrote.

This won’t be a first for Drake and Murda. They’ve worked together on a slew of tracks, including “No Long Talk,” “Portland,” “No Shopping,” “Back on Road,” “With You,” and “No Frauds.”

It’s unclear where the song will land. Drake is currently working on a new album, which he’s already dedicated to Toronto.

The 6 God has been busy. N.E.R.D recently tapped him for the official “Lemon” remix and Migos enlisted him for the “Walk It Talk It” video. The rapper also reportedly joined Kanye West in Wyoming.

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Listen to Remy Ma’s ‘Set Trippin’ Freestyle

Posted by YeezysWorld on 7:27 PM

Remy Ma flips a Casanova hit.

The “Melanin Magic” rapper unleashes a freestyle over Casanova’s “Set Trippin” instrumental, while a video of the Irving Plaza performance acts as the visual.

Donning a black-and-white jacket, tight black pants, and matching boots, Reminisce unleashes some furious bars on stage. Casanova looks on while Rem’ raps under bright lights.

“I’m so different from you bitches,” she brags. “I look good in real life, you look good in pictures / Got my own money, but I still get his / Got side-chick pussy with wife privileges.”

Remy previously teased the freestyle on social media. Recently, she also bashed fake thugs on her Spotify freestyle. She’s now prepping her long-awaited sophomore album 7 Winters & 6 Summers for a summer release.

Watch Remy’s “Set Trippin” performance below.

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XXXTentacion No Longer on House Arrest

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:39 PM

XXXTentacion is off house arrest.

The controversial rapper, who just released his album ?, asked a Florida judge to remove his ankle monitor and allow him to tour. He argued that not touring would negatively impact his finances and that he would be in “dire straits.” Later, a judge obliged, according to TMZ.

However, he isn’t entirely off the hook. XXXTentacion reportedly still has to submit monthly drug tests. He must also report his travel.

Tentacion is facing 15 felony charges for witness tampering in an ongoing domestic violence case. The rising star’s ex previously accused him of beating her while she was pregnant.

X’s lawyer, David Bogenschutz, was happy with the latest ruling. “Hopefully these are the first steps towards complete freedom,” he said.

XXXTentacion’s debut album ? is on track to top the Billboard 200. It has spawned two Hot 100 hits, “SAD!” and “Changes.”

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Rich the Kid’s Wife Files for Divorce, Claims He Cheated With Blac Chyna

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:21 PM

Wife walks. Rich the Kid’s estranged partner, Antonette Willis, has reportedly filed for divorce from the burgeoning rap star, according to TMZ.

The news follows cheating rumors and accusations. Willis, who also goes by Lady Luscious, recently took Rich the Kid to task over alleged affairs with models Blac Chyna, India Love, Tori Brixx, Bria Myles, and Miracle Watts on Instagram.

It’s unclear when Rich the Kid and Willis married. They’re rumored to have one child together, according to the report, but Willis claimed they have two kids in a post that has since been deleted.

Their relationship has been rocky. In addition to cheating rumors, Willis accused Rich of domestic violence in 2016. He reportedly denied the allegations at the time saying, “Beat up females? No. I don’t do that. I’ve never put my hand on a female in my life.”

Rich the Kid is currently prepping his debut album, The World Is Yours, which will feature Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and more, when it arrives June 30.

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Taylor Swift Sends Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose’s Son Surprise Gift

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:18 PM

Wiz Khalifa’s son is down with Taylor (Swift’s) gang.

Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, the 5-year-old son of Wiz and Amber Rose, received a big surprise from the pop superstar, who sent him a special “Reputation Tour” care package.

An overjoyed Sebastian opened the gift box with his mom by his side. She filmed the special moment on Instagram, as he smiled in delight. “This is gonna be so exciting,” he cheered before opening the box. “Oh my God. She sent me a letter!”

Bash later sat in disbelief after opening his box. “Thanks, Taylor,” he said, before realizing what just happened. “Taylor sent me these?” he asked with gleeful surprise.

Wiz, Amber, and Taylor share an interesting connection. All three have, at one point or another, been at odds with Kanye West.

“The Reputation Tour,” also featuring Camila Cabello and Charli XCX, kicks off May 8 in Glendale, Ariz.

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SZA Is Making the ‘Best Album of [Her] Life’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:27 PM

One year since Ctrl, SZA is already planning her next album.

Despite the fact that she hasn’t started working on it yet, Solana says it will be her best yet in a newly-released Flaunt cover story.

“I’m still miserable,” she explained. “My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I feel like I’m in a cage. I’m making the best album of my life for this next album and I know that… because it’s going to be my last album.”

She’s in the album’s early stages. “I’ve been talking shit to myself on different topics every day for the last week,” she explained, “which is typically how I start—coming up with little catchphrases in the car on the way home, and I’ll be like, ‘Cute.’ Then I’ll be like, ‘I think I’m ready to write and start recording.'”

Amanda Charchian shot SZA’s grainy Flaunt cover. It’s part of the magazine’s “Fantasy Issue: Seasons Change.” Elsewhere in the interview, she addresses her Grammy loss: “God didn’t give me the Grammys, because he knows I would have quit, like ‘I have nothing else to do.'”

While she works on her sophomore album, SZA is also prepping a deluxe edition of Ctrl. The project will feature at least six bonus tracks.

Recently, Solana confirmed that she wasn’t the platinum project’s biggest fan upon its release.

“I’m thankful that people don’t think it sucks, but I’m gonna have to achieve a 10 in my brain,” she explained. “I didn’t even fuck with my own album. So I was so confused and almost, like, angry that everyone fucked with it so much…It meant everything I felt about myself was wrong. And it was just like, ‘If that’s not the truth, then what is the truth?'”

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PRhyme & 2 Chainz Perform ‘Flirt’ on ‘Tonight Show’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:21 PM

Royce da 5’9″ and DJ Premier brought PRhyme to late night with a performance of their 2 Chainz collaboration “Flirt” on “The Tonight Show.”

Donning a Hawaiian shirt under his khaki suit, Nickle rocked the mic up front while DJ Premier stood behind his legendary turntables in all black. 2 Chainz later emerged from the back, sporting a red, black, and white Aztec cardigan.

It was a “Tonight Show” celebration. The Roots and backup singers added depth and support to the performance. Meanwhile, Preemo switched up his outro to honor the show’s host. “That’s how you feel when we be stylin’?” he rapped. “Let a fool come and try to front on Jimmy Fallon.”

“Flirt” is a single off PRhyme’s newly-released album PRhyme 2, which also features Dave East, Rapsody, and CeeLo Green, among others.

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Video: Azealia Banks – ‘Soda’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:24 PM

Four years after dropping her debut Broke With Expensive Taste, Azealia Banks serves up a video for “Soda.”

The sun-soaked Jahvel Brown-directed clip finds Banks bouncing through a desolate desert landscape, resting on rock formations, and singing about her ex in a gold ensemble.

In between Azealia’s scenes, a drummer breaks into a passionate performance. Meanwhile, the sun shines all over Banks, creating light flares that dance around her throughout the visual’s creative cuts.

“This song is about my time in 2012,” she explained. “Everything in the world was going well for me but I was just so sad.”

Following a breakup, Azealia turned to hip-hop, where she felt disrespected by men. “I felt abandoned [and] worthless, and it showed,” she added. “I began lashing out at everything and everyone without any ability to control the storm that was brewing inside of me. The public could tell that something was eating me up. But I was too proud to admit that my heart was breaking in more ways than one.”

Azealia said she also visited a psychiatrist after self-medicating for anxiety and depression. But prescription drugs made her “paranoid and irritable.”

“I spent most of my days rolling around in bed crying, or staring blankly at the wall, deep in the grasp of whatever combination of shit I had in my system,” she added. “There was a time when my dresser counter was cluttered with empty prescription bottles, half-smoked joints, empty wine bottles and take-out receipts …. which is when I wrote the first words to this song.”

Banks is moving on. Her next album, Fantasea II: The Second Wave, is due this year.

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