There’s a war going on outside and Lecrae is putting himself on the front line. In addition to his contribution on The Birth of A Nation soundtrack, the Houston native raged against the machine with an emotional freestyle at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. Weeks before his Destination Tour, the Grammy award winning stops by to talk about his religion, misconceptions, celebrity, independence and more. Subscribe HERE.
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Beanie Sigel dropped diss track “I’m Coming” aiming at fellow Philadelphian, Meek Mill. The song reportedly aired Thursday morning [October 6] on Power 105.1. After a public falling out between the two, Beans was assaulted by members of Meek’s Dreamchasers, and since then the two have taken subtle and public jabs at one another through interviews, social media, and now music. Check out the song above.
Benzino spoke exclusively with VladTV about the downfall of The Source after he and Dave Mays left the magazine. He also said that while the magazine was long thought of as the standard for hip hop news, Benzino stated that he and Dave never get their deserved props in the industry.
During the conversation, Benzino also spoke about the importance of his relationship with Dave Mays, and how their different backgrounds made for success with The Source. He added that after they left the magazine lost its core and started to go downhill.
You can hear more of what Benzino had to say in the above clip.
Meek Mill is taking credit for pitching the BET Philly cypher and took to social media to let it be known.
After receiving a bit of shade from Beanie Sigel, Meek defended himself by letting the elder statesmen know that he put on for his city at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. “BY THE WAY….I’m the one who pitched a Philly cypher and getting Philly more involved with @bet alley ooping a n***a that’s throwing shade but still catching blessings,” Meek wrote.
Philly rappers were all over the place during the Hip-Hop Award Cyphers. There was a State Property cypher that featured Beanie Sigel and other members of the group like Peedi Crakk, Omillo Sparks and Neef Buck. Other Philly emcees like Yazz and Bre-Z appeared in the New Edition cypher as well as up and comer Kur who also rapped during the show. Despite Meek allegedly helping Sigel out, the former Roc-A-Fella enforcer still plans on dropping a diss record soon in retaliation for being sucker punched by one of the younger rapper’s affiliates. That track was previewed on his Instagram earlier this week.
Dr. Umar Johnson shared with VladTV why he doesn’t believe that President Obama is a good role model for young black boys. Johnson explained that he believes that Obama has done nothing for the black community since being elected in office, and he added that “African people have received no direct attention from Obama.”
During the conversation, Dr. Johnson said that he feels like Martin Luther King Jr. would probably criticize Obama if he were alive today, and he used King’s quote about the system using black faces to hide racist agenda of the system to prove his point. He also added that he always knew that Obama would never do anything for the black community when he was elected in office because black politicians are funded by the Democratic party which is funded by white corporations.
To hear more of what Dr. Umar Johnson had to say, including his thoughts on Pras donating $1.2 million to a Super PAC to back Obama, hit the above clip.
Video footage was recently released, showing the final moments of Michael Sabbie’s life before he died in Bi State Jail earlier this year. The 35-year-old father of four was in custody for 48-hours on a domestic assault charge and he was pepper-sprayed by guards, which seemed to trigger a severe reaction. He repeatedly begged the guards to get him help, as he told them, “I can’t breathe, sir. Please! Please!”
The guards seemingly thought Sabbie was faking his reaction and he was laid on the cell floor overnight. The following morning he was found dead, and his death was initially ruled as “natural” by a medical examiner.
Erik J. Heipt, an attorney representing the Sabbie family, is bringing up the video as evidence that Michael possibly died as a result of the pepper spray incident. “If you just looked at the cause of death, you would think that Michael died of some sort of hypertensive heart condition, and that may be true. But if we didn’t have a video, we’d never know that he had been begging for help due to his shortness of breath and inability to breathe. We’d never know that he said ‘I can’t breathe’ 19 times in the nine minutes that we hear in that video.”
Source: The Huffington Post
Tory Lanez gets back on the “Radar” with another banger off DJ SpinKing’s mixtape For the Culture.
With Auto-Tuned vocals, the Toronto crooner sings about a girl he’s got his sights on. “I’m off Patron,” he sings. “You on my radar / Don’t be shy / There’s no one close to me.”
“Radar” follows “Bodmon Song” and the Cashmere Cat and Selena Gomez collab “Trust Nobody.”
Along with Lanez, SpinKing’s For the Culture tape features a slew of stars, including Pusha T, Jim Jones, Dave East, Fetty Wap, Monty, French Montana, and Chinx.
The project also includes “This Big,” the previously-released single featuring 50 Cent, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jeremih.
Listen to “Radar” below (via HNHH).
Tory Lanez – Radar
D.R.A.M. gets cuddly on the cover of his debut album, Big Baby D.R.A.M.
The “Cha Cha” hitmaker is cheek to cheek with his Goldendoodle Idnit on the cover art. With an endearing grin, D.R.A.M. is smiling like any proud dog owner would.
“It’s been a long time coming y’all, but the time is now,” said D.R.A.M.
Idnit, of course, has become a star in his own right after appearing in the “Broccoli” music video with D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty. Yesterday, he even assisted his pops and Lil Boat during a performance of the track at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
“Broccoli,” which has thus far peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, will be featured on Big Baby D.R.A.M., due Oct. 21.