Hot 97’s Ebro Darden wasn’t feeling a new song released by Lil Yachty that he felt took a few shots at him and the station .
The radio personality was ranting about the song “For Hot 97” and the problem with modern rappers who don’t know how to spit real bars when Yachty himself called and confronted him over the phone. “First off you got the wrong idea on the record bro,” said Yachty. “I did the song ‘For Hot 97’ so I can show that I can rap. Now when you came on the radio this morning with the bulls***, you specifically old man, and my point is to you is you got offended for the wrong idea. That’s all I’m trying to say,” said Yachty. Ebro claimed he wasn’t offended by the song at all and said he believes Yachty made it because he “caught feelings” after the radio personality tried to get him to freestyle during an interview from a few months back. Yachty said he didn’t take it personal. “It was to show what’s good. That s*** is hard bro. I don’t care if you 69 bro,” he said. “You acting like the old man in the barber shop that’s always hating.”
Peter Rosenberg chimed in and said Ebro probably respects him a lot more now that he called to confront him. “I was laying in my bed. I really was waiting for a response, but he old so he wasn’t gonna respond. I said I gotta do this the real way, I gotta call,” said Yachty. Ebro laughed and smiled after that and said he’s glad he tried to “showcase is bars” on “For Hot 97.”
After teaming up on the Scott Scott-produced “All Eyez,” The Game and Jeremih reunite on “Let Me Know.” Over a sample of Aaliyah’s “We Need a Resolution,” Game takes on the shootings of black men and Dallas officers, the Orlando nightclub massacre, Nice terrorist attack, and more.
“Black lives matter when we talkin’ ’bout Philando,” he raps, referencing Philando Castile who died at the hands of a cop. “But all lives matter when we talkin’ ’bout Orlando.”
He continues, “Summer sixteen look like more than the Drake song / And that’s just this year / Ya’ll forgot about Trayvon?” and takes Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to task (“Trump and Hillary both cons / Backstabbers like the bullets in the back of Laquan [McDonald]”).
Game has become an outspoken activist in the wake of recent tragedies. He and Snoop Dogg met with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck, while his 13-year-old son Harlem started a GoFundMe page for Arkansas police officer Tommy Norman, which has raised over $70,000.
Listen to Game and Jeremih shine a light on recent events.
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been out of the league close to two years, but still has hope for getting picked up by a team in the NFL. In February 2014, Ray Rice and his fiancee Janay got into an altercation in an Atlantic City casino elevator that was caught on tape. In the altercation, The NFL player punched his fiancee in the face, knocking her out cold. After the elevator doors open, Rice dragged his fiancee off the elevator.
During an interview with USA Today, Rice said, “All the scrutiny that I’ve got, it was deserved, because domestic violence is a horrible thing.” He then went on to say that he would donate his entire 2016 salary to programs that educate people on domestic violence and promote prevention. Rice went into detail, saying, “Me donating my salary is something that’ll be from the heart for me. I only want to play football so I can end it the right way for my kids and for the people that really believed in me, but I know there’s a lot of people affected by domestic violence, and every dollar helps. It’s raising awareness.”
There is no word on if Rice will get another shot in the NFL, but he is continuing to visit colleges and spread awareness about domestic violence.
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A week after debuting her new single “CRZY,” Kehlani re-ups with “Distraction.” Produced by Pop & Oak, the R&B track finds Kehlani looking for a casual relationship with a man who can give his time, but “not wanna be mine.”
“Are you down to be a distraction, baby? But don’t distract me,” she sings.
The Tsunami Mob songstress recently teamed up with Belly to shoot a video for their collaboration “You” and can be heard on “Gangsta” off the upcoming Suicide Squad soundtrack.
Her debut album, the follow-up to her Grammy-nominated mixtape You Should Be Here, is due this fall. She has been teasing the project using the hashtag #SSS.
A day after launching his “High Road Summer Tour” with Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa offers up a new song for his Taylor Gang. Mister Cap gets political (“The truth they don’t want us to see it”) and calls for peace, love, and happiness on the Ricky P-produced track, which features a soundbite from former President Ronald Reagan.
“If I had my way, I’d motivate some peace and change / If I had my way, we’d all spread love, there’d be no hate,” sings Wiz.
Last week, he debuted a video for “Pull Up” with Lil Uzi Vert. He is readying his new album Rolling Papers 2 for fall.
Hear Wiz do it for the kids.
Ty Dolla $ign is using his voice to speak out against injustice on his new single “No Justice” featuring his brother Big TC.
“They say that we’re all created equal,” sings Ty. “But ain’t nothing about us equal / You know that there could never be justice when killing us is legal.”
TC, who has been incarcerated for more than a decade for a crime he claims he didn’t commit, also shares his perspective. “Some shit is getting worse,” he sings. “Before it’s getting better.”
In order to further spread his message, Ty has partnered with TIDAL on the #SchoolsNotPrisons tour, which calls for an end to massive spending on incarceration. It will be accompanied by a documentary directed by renowned filmmaker QDIII.
Last week, Ty debuted a three-part video for “No Justice” on Instagram. The song follows the Future-assisted title track off his upcoming project Campaign, which is expected to include collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Travis Scott, Migos, and Meek Mill.