J. Cole Signs EarthGang to Dreamville

EarthGang, the Atlanta duo of Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot, has just joined the Dreamville family.

J. Cole praised his “Can’t Call It” collaborators in a video announcement confirming the signing. “When ni**as think about Atlanta, they think about super trap shit,” he said. “They think about Future, which Future is the God right now in that world and in that lane, but them kids you seen at that show tonight, them 3,000 kids and then there was thousands more that didn’t make it in, they actually relate more to y’all.”

Jermaine continues by praising their work and predicting that they will make an impact. “These records right here is really painting that picture and giving that vibe,” he said. “I hear them shits and I’m like, ‘Damn.’ When you talk about an album that’s gonna impact, I’m hearing more them records. That’s what my heart is telling me when I hear y’all shit. I’m like, ‘Damn, these ni**as can really do it.’”

EarthGang is part of a musical collective known as Spillage Village, which also includes J.I.D., who signed to Dreamville back in February and released his debut LP The Never Story by March.

In November of last year, EarthGang and J.I.D. collaborated with Jermaine on “Can’t Call It.” Prior to that, Cole’s verse from that song appeared on DJ Khaled’s Major Key as “Jermaine’s Interlude.”

Dreamville will be represented at Made in America over the weekend, as J. Cole, J.I.D., EarthGang, and Ari Lennox are all set to perform at the festival.

Source: www.rap-up.com

HOT TOPICS RUNDOWN: August 31

By Joanne Rosa

The Game Allegedly Owes a Hefty Burger Bill

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Can you imagine what $8,500 worth of burgers looks like? Those who attended The Game’s Fourth of July party might have a clue.

TMZ exclusively reported Big D’s Burgers did The Game a solid by catering his Fourth of July party. The owner of Big D’s is allegedly suing The Game for the unpaid catering bill of $8,500. Big D’s rep told TMZ this isn’t the first time The Game hired him. Previously, The Game allegedly paid his bills in cash. The Game reportedly told Big D’s to have enough food for 250 people, but nearly double that amount showed up. Big D’s claims they had to make a food run to accommodate the crowd, and that The Game asked them to also grab some alcohol and cleaning supplies. Big D’s rep told TMZ that The Game agreed to wire money to their account the next day, but it never happened.

The Game’s manager told TMZ they never had a contract with Big D’s and they believed the party was being catered for free.

RHOA’s Kenya Moore Claps Back Amid Fake Marriage Rumors

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Kenya Moore had enough of everyone talking about her marriage.

Last week, rumors swirled that certain RHOA cast members were making it a top priority to expose Kenya’s marriage, or lack there of.

Kenya took to Instagram to shutdown any of the haters out there. “It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go to discredit you… My marriage and my life will not be made a mockery of. I ignored the empty rhetoric in the past, no more. Enough is enough. I’m fighting back. Be warned, I’m coming for you and we all know how this will end for you. I always have the last laugh.”

Gwyneth Paltrow Admits Messing Up Relationship With Brad Pitt

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Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t perfect. She admitted she’s messed up plenty of relationships with significant others.

“I’ve f—ked up so many relationships,” Gwyneth told Girlboss Radio in an exclusive interview. “I’m actually a pretty good friend and a good sister and a daughter and a mother, but I am at my, potentially, most vulnerable and f—ked up in the romantic slice of the pie… it’s taken me a lot of work to get to the place where I have a good romantic relationship.” Gwyneth Paltrow has been dating TV writer and director Brad Falchuk for two years.

When asked about her ex Brad Pitt, Gwyneth admitted, “I f—ked that up Brad [Pitt]!”

Clip of the Day: Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party Trailer

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After a successful first season of Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, VH1 is ready to launch season two. There’s no denying that the two work well together, and the trailer showed how “hot” this season will be!

Don’t miss the season two premiere of Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party is 10|9c on VH1.

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DMX Is Making ‘Great Progress’ in Rehab

DMX has entered a rehabilitation program, living up to the conditions of his recent deal to get off house arrest.

As part of his community outreach, the rapper recently visited a firehouse. “House arrest wasn’t working for me, so I made the decision to do something positive and better for myself,” DMX told TMZ.

During his time in treatment, X will continue working on new music. “My pen is still to the paper,” added the Ruff Ryder. “I’m in Beast Mode.”

X’s manager Pat Gallo says that his client has made “great progress” while working with recovery coach Joseph Griffin.

Last week, DMX was taken off house arrest on the condition that he enter a drug treatment program. Per the deal, X is allowed to leave his house without wearing an ankle monitor. Although he has less restrictions, he is still unable to travel outside of New York state without permission.

X is currently being investigated for tax fraud after allegedly “engaging in a multi-year scheme to conceal” $1.7 million in taxes from the Internal Revenue Service. If he is found guilty on all charges, he could face more than 40 years behind bars.

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Tyga Announces ‘Bitch I’m the Shit 2 Tour’

To celebrate the release of his latest project Bitch I’m the Shit 2, Tyga is hitting the road.

Featuring Chief Keef, RJ, and Honey Cocaine, the “Bitch I’m the Shit 2 Tour” is slated to kick off Sept. 22 in New York. From there, the 16-date run will continue across North America through Nov. 12 in Boston.

The tour comes in support of T-Raww’s latest project, which features guest appearances from the likes of Kanye West (“Feel Me”), Quavo (“Bel Air”), Vince Staples (“Playboy”), Pusha T (“Ski on the Slope”), Young Thug (“Run It Back”), and Ty Dolla $ign (“Move to LA”).

This has been a year full of ups and downs for King Gold Chains, who went through a public breakup with Kylie Jenner.

Tickets for the “Bitch I’m the Shit 2 Tour” go on sale tomorrow.

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Fabolous Announces ‘Summertime Shootout 3’

Bang, bang, bang! As summer ’17 winds down, Fabolous is ready to fire off Summertime Shootout 3.

The veteran Brooklyn rhymer has announced the forthcoming mixtape and teased the first single “Flip Mode.” The song, which features appearances from Chris Brown and Velous, is set to drop Friday (Sept. 1).

After promoting the track on social media, Loso added the hashtag “#SummertimeShootout3OnTheWay” in the caption.

The original Summertime Shootout dropped back in 2015 and its sequel, Summertime Shootout 2: The Level Up, followed the next year.

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