DMX Will Reportedly Release Posthumous Album: “It Is Special” 

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HipHop Heavyweight DMX passed away April 9, 2021. In his 20+ year career, the rapper would be leaving behind a plethora of songs and many words of wisdom. Although DMX has transitioned, the rapper is said to have new music on the way.

After the news of the rapper’s passing released, his manager and Ruff Ryder Darrin Dee Dean revealed that he has been working on new music throughout the pandemic. “It’s sad that he’s not gonna be here, but the music…This album right here is special,” said Darrin Dean. “Like you probably never heard no music like you heard on this one that we did right now. This is probably one of his great albums. One of the best. It’s a classic, for sure.”

“He was excited about it, he couldn’t wait to promote it and get out there with the music,” his manager continued.

Aside from the music that the well respected role model had in the works, it is said that X also had a TV show in the works that would document his relationship with his children.

What do you think this new album will sound like?

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Azealia Banks Sends Out a Message to Record Labels who Don’t Respect Artist 

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Azealia Banks is usually in the headlines for her controversial rants and actions. Just recently, the rapper spooked out most of her followers after digging up her dead cat and then boiling it, showing the entire process on her Instagram live. Then, the rapper used her platform to body shame Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat.

Although most of her content can rub some of her viewers the wrong way, Banks may have had a point with her most recent Instagram rant captioned “thoughts.” The New Yorker touched on record labels and their lack of concern for their artist’s well being. The rapper started off sharing her own experience and then used other artist as an example to further prove her point.

“I’ve had times in my career when my fans were telling me to go get help Azealia. I couldn’t f*cking afford it,” Banks explained.

She then talked about Travis Scott who is rumored to have suffered from substance abuse. “Nobody’s stepping in to f*cking intervene with Travis Scott, you got enablers, you probably got f*cking, tour managers, going to get the f*cking lean and going to get the Percocet so this n*gga can sit in the studio and make more money for y’all crackers,” she stated.

Banks continued with her rant, “and y’all don’t care what happens to him, nobody’s suggesting maybe we should have like an in-house therapist or in-house drug rehabilitation programs, no they’re gonna push you to the edge and push you to the f*cking limit so you can keep creating for them.”

“And then when you die of a drug overdose, then they wanna come in and cash in on it. This sh*t needs to stop,” Banks said before suggesting that DMX’s label “f*cked him out of his money” while the hiphop heavyweight openly called out for help.

The topic sparked a debate in Banks’ comments. Most of the rapper’s followers agreed with her message. “The label did the same thing to Amy Winehouse they didn’t care about her, when she was going through it the labels only priority was her next album I totally agree,” one fan commented.

“Hello Somebody. But they want the artists unbalanced so they can take FULL advantage!” another commented.

Do you think Azealia Banks has a point? Should record labels be more concerned with what their artist do outside of the music?

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SOURCE SPORTS: Alex Rodriguez In Negotiations To Purchase Minnesota Timberwolves 

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Alex Rodriguez may have failed to purchase an MLB team, but it appears he has landed himself an NBA team.

Minnesota Timberwolves reporter Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reported on Saturday that Rodriguez and business partner Marc Lore are negotiating to become the owners of the Timberwolves. The two reportedly have a 30-day exclusive negotiating window with current owner Glen Taylor.

According to the report, the plan would be for Rodriguez and Lore to be limited partners for two and a half years before Rodriguez would take control of the team.

Rodriguez and Lore issued the following statement:

“We look forward to entering this phase of the process with Glen Taylor. Our respect for him and the legacy he has built lays an amazing foundation for what is to come. We are excited by the prospect of getting to know the Timberwolves organization, the talented team, and their incredible fans.”

This deal comes a month after Kevin Garnett’s group attempted to buy the team with those negotiations breaking down and leaving a bad taste in Garnett’s mouth.

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SOURCE SPORTS: Houston Chronicle Writer Fired For Remarks On Deshaun Watson Accusers 

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As more accusations of sexual assault by Houston, Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson come out, more people are weighing in on the allegations. According to Defector Media, controversial remarks made by Houston Chronicle football writer Aaron Wilson made on WEEI Radio’s The Greg Hill Show may have cost him his job.

During the March 19 appearance, Wilson reportedly said the lawsuits against Watson amounted to “ambulance chasing” and compared the women who filed them to terrorists.

“In his case, you know, it’s kind of you don’t negotiate with terrorists,” Wilson said. “People are demanding money, they’re asking for money. It kept escalating, it kept going up and up and up. You’re talking about more and more funds, I’m not going to say how much it got to, but my understanding is, you know, that there was an admission that, it was, you know, something, you know just that this was, you know, just a money grab.” said Wilson.

The former Houston Chronicle writer also seemed to defend Watson.

“I’m skeptical,” said Wilson. “Let’s put it like that…I wanna be careful. I’m not dismissing that it could be true, in that, I wasn’t there. The people that know what happened are him and those alleged women, who haven’t put their name on it. It’s all Jane Doe…There’s no way to vet it. There’s no way to really look into it…just because someone is accused of something that doesn’t mean they did it.”

Traditionally journalists are expected to remain unbiased. In this case, Wilson shared his opinion, which reportedly resulted in him losing his job. Sexual assault is a serious thing and everyone involved is having their case fully investigated by the NFL and Houston Police department.

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Army Lieutenant Suing Virginia Police Officers That Pepper Sprayed Him 

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An army lieutenant in the U.S. Army is suing two Virginia police officers after a shocking video was released last week.In the video, the officers drew their guns, pointed them at him and pepper-sprayed him before knocking him to the ground.

The body camera footage shows Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, dressed in uniform with his hands held in the air outside the driver’s side window as he pleaded to the armed officers, “I’m honestly afraid to get out.” “You should be”, one of the officers replied.

In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, Nazario says his constitutional rights were violated during the traffic stop in the town of Windsor.  At the time, Nazario was coming from his duty station and going home, attorney Jonathan Arthur told The Associated Press on Friday.

“Graduated from Virginia State University. He was commissioned out of their ROTC program. He’s an officer in the United States armed forces,” Arthur said. “These guys decide to do this to him.”

Windsor Police Officer Daniel Crocker radioed he was attempting to stop a vehicle with no rear license plate and tinted windows. He said the driver was “eluding police” and he considered it a “high-risk traffic stop,” according to a report he submitted afterward and which was included in the court filing.

Nazario drove his SUV to a well-lit gas station where, according to the lawsuit, the two officers got out and immediately drew their guns and pointed them at Nazario after they got out of their cars. The officers then attempted to pull Nazario out of the vehicle while he continued to keep his hands in the air. Gutierrez then stepped back and pepper-sprayed Nazario multiple times as officers yelled for him to get out of the car.

“I don’t even want to reach for my seatbelt, can you please? … My hands are out, can you please — look, this is really messed up,” Nazario stammered upon being pepper-sprayed, his eyes clenched shut.

At the current time, Crocker and Gutierrez still work for the department.

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Soulja Boy Signs Deal With Virgin Music Label 

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Soulja Boy aka Big Drako is always in the headlines… usually for claiming that he started someone else’s wave. Just last month the rapper was in the headlines for his Twitter back and forth with WWE wrestler, Randy Orton. The rapper has been using his spare time to play with fans on the gaming service Twitch which now may have just popped off a new deal for the “Crank That” rapper.

Soulja Boy shared that he freestyled a song that is now going viral called “She Make It Clap” which is now making its rounds heavily on TikTok once a dance challenge emerged with the single.

“Should I sign this major label record deal today or stay independent? She make it clap went viral without a label I get 100% of all the money. But I want my career at the next level. Idk,” he asked fans on Twitter.

Well, it seems as though the rapper has come to a decision after news broke that he has signed to Virgin Music. The subtle announcement has fans realizing that Soulja is serious about getting back on the charts. “Welcome to the fam @souljaboy [red heart emoji] #VirginMusicFam,” wrote the record label.

“Thank you,” Soulja Boy responded with a mix of emojis.

Could it be possible that Soulja Boy will dominate the charts? What do you think the rapper’s sound would be like in this era? We’ll be tuned in!

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Today In Hip Hop History: A Tribe Called Quest Dropped Their Debut Album ‘The People’s Instinctive Travels And The Path To Rhythm’ LP 31 Years Ago 

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Ahead of its time to say the least, A Tribe Called Quest‘s experimental, alternative, jazz rap was originally unappreciated by mainstream audiences. It took six years for the Tribe’s first album to hit gold. The album might not have been a huge commercial success at first, but their innovative and comedic sound beautifully balanced the light-hearted social consciousness of their  tracks. Although “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” was critically acclaimed, some critics felt that the inspired lyricism and unique humor was at times overshadowed by the group’s immaturity and lack of focus. Their debut album did however, generate buzz within the Alternative Hip Hop community that has gained them a devout cult following. Today “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” is certified gold, and in The Source Magazines‘s 100 Best Rap Albums. Other accolades include a 5 mic rating from The Source, 4 stars out of 5 by the The Rolling Stone Album Guide, and a 3.5 out of 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune.

Regardless of  which generation you belong to, every true Hip Hop fan can remember the first time they heard “Can I kick It?” by saying “yes I can!”…and how it changed their perception of the genre. In honor of this special day in Hip Hop history we did some digging and found old school Source articles reviewing “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”, so feel free to take a look at the history.

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50 Cent Shares Thoughts on BM Daphne Joy Dating Diddy 

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As two well respected moguls of HipHop, it is no secret that 50 Cent and P. Diddy have taken jabs at each other in the past. While there have been many speculations on the relationship between the two, a new post from 50 Cent may have just given fans the answer they needed on where the two stand with each other.

Recently a picture circled the internet showing Diddy and what looked like 50 Cent’s baby mother, Daphne Joy hand in hand. To some fans surprise, 50 Cent didn’t have the reaction some people thought he would have. In an Instagram post shared on April 10, the “Candy Shop” rapper said that he didn’t care if the dating rumors were true.

“Nah me and puff fight over business sh*t, If he like the girl, he like the girl, I don’t give a f*ck!” said 50 Cent.

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Some fans in the comments seem to want to challenge the rapper on if he actually cares or not, stating that if he truly didn’t care he wouldn’t have made the post. On the other hand, fans feel it was necessary for the rapper to clear the air.

Daphne Joy is the mother of 50 Cent’s son, Sire Jackson. Although 50 Cent has shared recent holidays with his son and son’s mom, 50 is in a relationship of his own with Jamira Haines aka Cuban Link. The two have been dating for over a year and a half now.

Tell us what you think in the comments. Should 50 Cent have kept his comments to his self?

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Asian Doll and Kash Doll Squash Dry Beef 

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While there may have been a few sneak disses over the years on who started the “doll wave” it seems as if both Asian Doll and Kash Doll are ready to put the beef behind them.

In the past, Kash Doll reportedly stated that Asian Doll didn’t like her over a man, believed to be 600 Breezy. Followed by Asian Doll saying she would work with the Detroit rapper, just to body her on a song, which Kash Doll didn’t take lightly. Regardless of the tea, both female emcees seemed to be enjoying a night out together after Asian Doll posted pictures of the two on Twitter with the caption, “Me & @Kashdoll [red heart emoji] Da dolls fasho.”

While some fans were here for it, one fan seemed to have wanted to check Asian on her actions. “Now Asian…” the fan wrote.

“It’s called growing up I literally don’t want no drama with nobody,” Asian began. “It was good seeing her tho frfr look how far we came I’m going through to much to be beefing over nothing,” she wrote with a 100 sign emoji.

Breezy seemed to be here for the two settling their differences as well, the “Love Someone” rapper quoted the picture of Asian and Kash Doll saying, “I love this,” followed by three heart eye emojis.

It’s always a good thing when women in the rap industry can settle their beef. Women sticking together can never go wrong. Cheers to woman empowerment!

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[WATCH] Rapper Black Rob Speaks On DMX From Hospital Bed 

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A video of rapper Black Rob in the hospital appeared on social media over the weekend and fans are worried about his health.

The exact cause of his hospitalization has not been revealed yet. Fans learned about Black Rob’s condition after  DJ Self posted a video of him on his Instagram. He asked his followers and fans to pray for the rapper. He captioned the video as: “Let keep our prayers up Black Rob !!! Get well man Please people out there take care of yourself BR was one of the greats Had NY on his back like Whaooo.” 
In the video, Black Rob says, “I don’t know, the pain is crazy, man. It’s helping me out though, it’s making me realize I got a lot to go.” He also spoke about rapper DMX who passed on April 9. He said: “I feel everything about X. X was positive. Love to X.”
Let’s keep Black Rob lifted in prayer. It’s already been a rough year for hip hop.

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