Last December, a high school wrestling match sparked outrage when a student wrestler was told to cut his dreadlocks or face disqualification, which subsequently led to the referee in questions long absence from officiating matches ever since. https://www.vladtv.com/article/250782/white-ref-forces-black-high-school-wrestler-cut-locs-to-be-in-match
In this clip, Tsu Surf speaks on growing up in Newark, New Jersey, where he ultimately witnessed violence and crime at a very young age, recalling that he saw his first murder by the age of 13.
Young M.A. recently took to Instagram to address Kodak Black and his comments that he made about her in a song. Now, Fredo Bang has chimed in with his thoughts on the Brooklyn rapper.Fredo Bang went on to say that Young M.A. is cuter than most women commenting and speaking on her appearance. https://www.vladtv.com/article/253246/young-ma-speaks-on-kodak-black-mentioning-her-name-in-his-song
Watch who you give a lift to in the latest video off Troy Ave’s mixtape, White Christmas 6.
In this recollection of events, a driver gets pinched by the feds for a firearm belonging to his young passenger. When the real suspect gets apprehended during an unrelated incident, karma bites the latter in the ass. This call is not accepted too.
Last month, the security video of a high school student’s arrest began circulating online, when the footage appeared to show that the student had not done anything that was described in the police report.
In this clip, Biggs and Saint JHN discussed their friendship and how they linked up. Saint JHN also explained his partnership deal with LA Reid and Hitco Entertainment. Biggs talked about his philosophy of building real relationships now rather than transactional ones.
Keeping the tradition going, Nardwuar The Human Serviette took over Austin, Texas over the weekend to interact with artists during the SXSW music showcase. After J.I.D rocked the stage, Nardwuar caught up with Dreamvilleb rapper for an interview.
During their chat, J.I.D spoke on his Atlanta upbringing and musical influences and also received gifts including rare vinyls from Langston Hughes, Goodie Mob, Johnta Austin, an original Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic pin, and even photos of his Hampton football college days. Arrggh.
DaBaby has reached new found success with the latest effort, Baby On Baby. But to hear him tell it, here’s a freebie from the North Carolina accompanied with footage of his recent excursions. He’s just getting started.
Nav is set to release his new album Bad Habits on Friday (Mar. 22). The project will be executive produced by The Weeknd, who made the announcement while also teasing his upcoming sixth album.
“while Chapter 6 is getting cooked, I executive produced my brother @nav new album BAD HABITS dropping Friday,” wrote Abel alongside a black-and-white photo of him in a makeshift studio. “XO vibes for the town…”
Last week, Nav released his Brown Boy EP consisting of five tracks including a collaboration with Lil Durk. Bad Habits marks the follow-up to Nav’s 2018 debut Reckless.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd is hard at work on his next album, which may be titled Chapter 6. “some chapters are smaller than others. not this next one though…” he tweeted in November. He is also set to shoot a video for “Wake Up,” his Astroworld collaboration with Travis Scott, which will be directed by Jonah Hill.
Travis Scott sat down with Nas for the latest issue of Playboy. During their hour-long conversation, the Astroworld MC and rap legend discussed the power of the internet and how it has impacted their careers and the way they release music.
“You can reach the world now,” said Scott, while Nas added, “Because of the internet. We can go do a song right now and put it up. We don’t have to ask nobody. The record industry actually follows what we do, especially once you make your name in the game.”
During the retro shoot, which took place at a midcentury mansion in the Hollywood Hills, Nas spoke about changing with the times. “I can stay me, sure, but the challenge is to stay with what’s going on,” he said. “If you look at the great ones from back then, a lot of them have four albums; they had short careers. That’s changed now. All the restrictions are gone. You can be free to make your music.”
Travis shared his admiration for Nas. “I got a whole other line of respect for how you came into the game,” he said, while also citing James Blake, Björk, and Kid Cudi as inspirations. “One of my idols is Kid Cudi and the way he tells his stories about how he felt as a kid growing up, like where he’s from. I related to that. I adopted my own form of storytelling–whether it’s through melodies or through raps or both.”
Later in the conversation, Nas applauded Travis for not abiding by the old rules, shying away from red carpets and covering his face in photos. “I live vicariously through you when you do that, bro, because I feel you on that,” he said. “You here to do the music and leave your stain on this world. Whether you be in front of them cameras or not, you don’t even care.”
Travis explained that he doesn’t feel “compelled to speak on political issues,” to which Nas agreed. “One thing we can’t allow politics to do is take over our mind and make us fall into their game,” he said. “What’s going on in the news could consume our lives. If that happens, life doesn’t go on. We need to continue going on.”
In parting, Nas offered his younger peer some words of encouragement. “The hip-hop game is about staying and sustaining and keeping it going. You’re a great rapper, but they can’t just put you in a rapper box, because your music is going in so many different directions. You’re a rock star, and it always was like that.”