Twitter Reacts To The Possibility Of A Verzuz Battle Between Bow Wow & Romeo Miller 

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There might be a Verzuz battle between Shad Moss AKA ‘Bow Wow’ and Romeo Miller in the works. In a recent episode of FOX Soul’s The Mix, former child rapper Romeo Miller seemingly called out Moss for a battle.

“You know, I gotta say, I love this and y’all’s Verzuz. It really showed the light and it really showed that nothings wrong with friendly competition. Baby, this is what the sport is about. This is what the game’s about. This is what makes us better. And y’all actually inspired me. Imma put this out there, if Bow Wow do a Gotda** battle and it’s not with me, don’t do it. I’m just saying, so if Bow do a battle, I’m open for it.” said Romeo.

Wednesday May 12, the hosts of The Mix, were joined by Tameka “Tiny” Harris for a special Verzuz episode. The Xscape member discussed her thoughts on her recent Verzuz battle with SWV, and the possibility of a tour with the two r&b groups. When Miller brought up the possibility of a face off between Miller and Moss, Tiny and the rest of the hosts agreed.

Three days later, Moss responded on Twitter. According to the tweet, Moss is ready for the battle.

“You sure you want this smoke? I see you calling me out. You sure this what you want to do?” wrote Bow Wow.

As soon as the former child rapper tweeted his response to the call out, social media users went crazy. Take a look at what some Twitter users had to say.

“Romeo vs bow wow going be held live at icdc college and sponsored by rap snacks shit going be epic” wrote BLaze4490.

“Wait wait wait wait wait, why is Romeo calling Bow Wow to battle via verzuz. Lil Bow wow is a legend, hits on hits on hits. Romeo only got two songs, Cinderella and ICDC” wrote chika1sg0lden.

“Ya’ll trippin. Romeo gonna hit Bow Wow with the Static Shock theme and it’s over” wrote killdonggr.

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Joe Exotic Says He Has Prostate Cancer, Requesting New Trial 


Joe Exotic is still attempting to secure his prison pardon. The Tiger King didn’t receive a pardon from President Trump upon his exit but he is now asking for President Biden and Vice President Harris for help citing needing treatment for prostate cancer.

According to TMZ, Tiger King’s lawyer, John M. Phillips, will have testing in prison but that will not halt the want to get a new trial.

“I have lost a tremendous amount of weight, the mouth sores are out of control, I throw up more than I eat,” Exotic said. “I don’t want anyone’s pity, what I need is when John Phillips gets the evidence he is working on, I need the world to help him get President Biden, VP Harris and the Attorney General to listen to the evidence.”

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Lil Reese And Two Others Shot In Chicago Parking Garage 

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According to confirmed reports and live news footage(seen below), rapper Lil Reese and two other men were found shot in a Chicago parking garage early Saturday morning.

According to the police report, authorities responded to shots fired at a River North parking garage, where they found three victims with gunshot wounds. One of the victims was identified as Chicago drill music mainstay Lil Reese.

A stolen Dodge Durango was found at the scene riddled with bullet holes. Along with Reese, whose real name is Tavares Taylor, a 20-year-old man and a 27-yea-old man were found with injuries from the shooting. All three men are currently in the hospital, but neither of their conditions are known. will update this story as details develop.

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King Of The Dot And Twitch Partner To Launch First Ever Battle Rap Season 

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After bringing battle rap to the Twitch community with 2020’s Grand Prix, King of the Dot is poised to make history once again with the service. For the first time in the subculture’s history, the S1 seasonality format will introduce a more recognizable structure to the events, culminating in one winner taking home $100,000 USD and additional performance-based prizes. The 6-month season will air every week, organized by King of the Dot and streamed exclusively on Twitch, and will be entirely free for millions of fans around the world who help decide the winners with their votes and participation. 

Beginning June 20th and every Sunday thereafter, top-ranked battle rappers across America will compete to elevate beyond their division into the sudden-death playoff rounds. Artists are able to use any creative language and performance elements they want, aside from physical contact*, to win over the voting audience. The standings at the end of each week will reflect each performer’s record, and the top-four competitors from each division move into the S1 playoffs, beginning in November.

Instead of the old East vs West rivalry from the 90’s hip-hop, the modern era has burgeoning scenes in every region. With an East, West, North, and South division, King of Dot’s regional talent managers have courted the top talent from New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Atlanta, respectively, to clash for the life-changing grand prize.

League founder and owner Travis “Organik” Fleetwood says of the S1 partnership, “After we saw how the Twitch community and Twitch team embraced battle rap in 2020, we didn’t even blink when we had the chance to make history with them in delivering S1. You learn more from people’s actions than you do from their words, and Twitch demonstrated that they are committed to creating the best experience for battle rap fans around the world every time the ball came their way. We look forward to bringing our audience onto the service for many more successful seasons.”

King of the Dot events mixes A-List celebrity guests and athletes with a dedicated audience who travel far and wide to participate in the spectacle. Artists like Ice T, Deadmau5, Method Man, and the OVO front-man Drake, who once knighted himself as KOTD’s #1 fa, have helped the league grow to become renowned as the worldwide leader in innovation for space. 

The Canadian King of the Dot league has always been first-movers in the battle rap space with smaller leagues replicating their format for good reason. They were first to popularise winner-takes-all tournaments, the first to create the Pay-Per-View model that is now deployed globally, and the first to launch and license a number of the formats which ultimately define the culture today, including the introduction of seasonality.

S1 seasonality is the only logical step for our league, artists, and partners. The regular cadence enables artists to make new fans every week, from every corner of the map, and puts them in a position to capitalize on their talent all year round. We’re filling Madison Square Garden twice with the number of viewers passing through these streams and our artists deserve even bigger audiences,” says Charles Morgan, owner of King of the Dot. The season will air live battles every Sunday, alongside an exciting slate of lifestyle content featuring artists from the league and around the world. The full programming schedule, covering sports, gaming, music, and culture, will be made available exclusively to viewers on Twitch.

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‘Black-ish’ Set to End At the Conclusion of Season 8 

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Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will end after season 8. The show’s creator Kenya Barris announced the conclusion on Instagram.

“In this day and age it is rare to get to decide when your show should come to an end, and we are grateful along with ABC to be able to make this final season exactly what we’d hoped for.”

He added, “This show has changed my life in so many ways and I am so proud of the conversations we’ve started along the way.” He thanked the show’s supporters, fans, and audience for allowing the show space to change “the narrative of Black families” and “allowing us to talk about things that people were not supposed to talk about period… especially on a network television comedy.”

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Run-D.M.C. Drops Their Third LP ‘Raising Hell’ 35 Years Ago 

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35 years ago, amidst the explosion of crack cocaine in the inner cities, one of the hottest albums from the Hollis Crew came out and further solidified their status of royalty in the world of Hip Hop. Today Run-D.M.C.’s third album celebrates its born day.

Raising Hell was the album that exposed Run, D, and Jam Master Jay to mainstream America and made them household names. Songs like “It’s Tricky” and the monumental “Walk This Way” with Aerosmith were heard on both urban and top 40 stations around the country and the globe. As trendsetters, they made Adidas with fat laces and even no laces a worldwide fashion statement with the song “My Adidas”. This recognition earned the trio a multimillion-dollar deal with Adidas, which was unprecedented for musicians of any kind at the time. salutes Run-D.M.C. for this piece of Hip Hop history!

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SOURCE SPORTS: Kevin Garnett Has One Regret in His NBA Career 


Kevin Garnett will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, in an elite class that is also headlined by Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Before going into the hall, the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves legend highlighted his only NBA regret.

“Getting with a storied franchise like Boston gave me life, gave me breath and gave me purpose. The players that you’re playing actually made the experience monumental, made it magical. The city was waiting for something big, or something different to happen versus where it was, and when we went, we just never looked back. My only regret in any of this is that I should’ve came to Boston a little earlier. But other than that, it was magical.”

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Joining with Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and the Celtics, KG won a ring and made another Finals appearance. Would be interested to see what else he could have done.

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Conway the Machine Joined by Ludacris and J.I.D. for ‘Tonight Show’ Performance 

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Conway the Machine is enjoying the fun from his La Maquina album. The Griselda representative brought the single “Scatter Brain” to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

For the performance, Conway was joined by Ludacris and J.I.D., reprising their features for the performance. You can catch it below.

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Trae Tha Truth to Receive Honor at 2021 Billboard Music Awards 


Trae Tha Truth will be acknowledged at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards with the Change Maker Award.

“Im Honestly In Disbelief,” Trae scribed on Instagram. “Never Have A Award Show Of This Level Ever Reached Back To Stand With The Streets Or Houston In This Way!!…. Im Being Honored By Billboard Music Awards!!”

He added, “This Is Huge!! Not just For Me But For The City, For All Those Who Stand With and For Me, For All Those That Have Supported My Career.. This Is One Hell Of A Accomplishment.. To Say Imma A Real CHANGEMAKER … Blessed And Humbled!! Thank You @billboard @bbmas.”

“Trae exemplifies what it means to be the change you want to see,” said BBMAs producer Datwon Thomas. “He is always in a city near you, helping those in need after natural disasters, fighting for justice after tragic events and giving supplies to families to make it to another day. His name ‘Tha Truth’ fits perfectly with who he is as a community activist and we are honored to celebrate his tireless efforts and giving spirit.”

You can see the 2021 Billboard Music Awards when they air on NBC on May 23.

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Tee Grizzley Encourages Rapers to Get Life Insurance 


While the world is already under stress, Tee Grizzley brought up a conversation on his social media that needed to be had. The “First Day Out” rapper encouraged fellow rappers in the industry to get life insurance and write a will.

“So look, right. As rappers, as successful Black men from the trenches, bro. We the number one target and we the least prepared, you feel me? So, I feel like everybody should have life insurance. I need everybody to go get life insurance if you ain’t got it. If you got kids, I need you to get a will set up, bro, for your kids, bro,” he stated.

While Tee Grizzley said “God forbid anything happens,” the rapper continued to educate his peers on leaving behind something for their loved ones. “You know what I’m saying? We the number one target and the least prepared. I need us to get on top of this sh*t. We need to get life insurance. We need to get our wills right, so the next generation don’t have to go as hard as we did and have to go through everything we did, you feel me.”

Check out the clip of Tee Grizzley dropping gems down here.

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