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Young Thug Has Drug Charge Dropped

Young Thug is no longer facing drug charges stemming from a 2015 arrest.

According to TMZ, the Atlanta rapper’s felony drug charge was dropped after a lengthy legal battle.

In July 2015, Thug was arrested after police raided his Sandy Springs, Ga. home. The officers found weapons and drugs, charging him with felony cocaine possession, felony marijuana possession, and three counts of felony gun possession.

Eventually, the District Attorney dropped all but the marijuana charge. However, Thug’s lawyers claimed that even this was excessive since police searched his home without a proper warrant. In the end, the judge sided with Jeffery’s legal team.

Thug has been surrounded by legal issues. In July 2015, he was arrested for making terroristic threats at a mall. In December of 2016, he was arrested at another mall, this time for failing to appear in court. Earlier this year, he was also accused of slapping female rapper Akbar V.

Outside of legal troubles, he continues to thrive. Last week, he joined Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams on Calvin Harris’ “Heatstroke.” He also recently released his solo cut “Best Thing of All Time,” and over the weekend, he performed at Floyd Mayweather’s son Zion’s 16th birthday party.

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Rae Sremmurd Announces ‘SremmLife 3’

Less than a year after dropping SremmLife 2, Rae Sremmurd is readying the third installment in their SremmLife series.

Over the weekend, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi tweeted “Sremm 3,” fueling reports of a third album. Meanwhile, insiders say that the effort is almost finished.

During a show at Ohio State University last week, the duo debuted an energetic banger, tentatively titled “Ballin’ So Crazy,” which could appear on the album.

All of this comes shortly after Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi worked on Mike WiLL Made-It’s Ransom 2 LP, which dropped last month. As solo artists and a duo, they contributed to tracks like “Perfect Pint” (featuring Kendrick Lamar and Gucci Mane), “Come Down” (featuring Chief Keef), and “Bars of Soap.”

Rae Sremmurd released their critically-acclaimed debut SremmLife back in 2014. In August, they followed it up with the sequel SremmLife 2, which spawned the No. 1 smash “Black Beatles.”


New Music: Musiq Soulchild – ‘Start Over’

A year after releasing his critically-acclaimed album Life on Earth, Musiq Soulchild pushes reset with his soulful new single, “Start Over.”

Over a smooth beat, the R&B crooner rekindles an old flame with memories of better days. “Who’s better for you, girl?” he asks. “You know and I know, no one else can love you the way you know that I could love you, girl.”

Blending suave moments with real talk, Musiq drops a persuasive proposition. “This time, I’ll get it right,” he sings. “How about we start over? / We ain’t getting younger, babe.”

The Philly singer, who is reportedly expecting a baby with girlfriend Tiyumba Wright, is coming off his “Nu Soul Revival Tour,” with Lyfe Jennings, Kindred The Family Soul, and Avery*Sunshine. A few months ago, he also unleashed his forthcoming album’s lead single, “Simple Things.” Now, he’s gearing up for his eighth solo studio album, set to drop this summer.

“Start Over” with Musiq.


Travis Scott Previews Quavo Joint Project

Hot off the sinister “goosebumps” music video, Travis Scott gives fans a dose of what they can expect from his forthcoming joint project with Quavo.

Beats 1 host Zane Lowe premiered the low-fi material after speaking with Scott about “goosebumps.” According to Lowe, the music was played during a FaceTime conversation, which explains the diminished quality of the recordings.

Nevertheless, fans seem to be thrilled about the prospect of a collaborative project given the snippets that aired. Over hard-hitting beats, Scott and Quavo harmonize and rap in Auto-Tune with their frequently-used “skrr-skrr” and chirp ad-libs throughout.

La Flame and Quavo have become frequent collaborators, most recently appearing on Drake’s “Portland” and their Lil Uzi Vert-assisted “Go Off” single from The Fate of the Furious soundtrack. Before that, they teamed up on the Young Thug-assisted “Pick Up the Phone.”

Their bond seems to be strong and much deeper than music. Yesterday, Scott wished Quavo a happy birthday on Twitter, referring to him as his “brother from another.”

Travis isn’t just working on this highly-anticipated project. He is also reportedly executive producing G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Winter compilation, and readying his third album AstroWorld. Plus, he’s currently on his “Birds Eye View Tour.”


Video: Dave East feat. A$AP Ferg – ‘Paper Chasin’

Last month, Dave East and A$AP Ferg unleashed their “Paper Chasin” collaboration. Now, the duo joins forces in the cinematic, action-packed video.

Directed by Kid Art, “Paper Chasin” finds the rhyming duo planning, plotting, and firing shots for the paper. Rocking a bandana, Dave looks ready for action. Meanwhile, Ferg is menacing in a ski mask. Both throw on some bright yellow gloves on their way to pull off a high-stakes heist.

Soon, cops are on the case and sirens are blaring. When they arrive on the scene, a shootout ensues. But after blasting at officials during a heated pursuit, Dave and Ferg find a way to outsmart the cops and get away with their crime.

“Paper Chasin” is a single off Def Jam’s Direct Deposit, Vol. 2 compilation, which dropped last month. It follows Dave’s recent remixes of Drake’s “Free Smoke” and The Weeknd’s “Party Monster.”

All of this is in preparation for his forthcoming project Paranoia, the follow-up to last year’s Kairi Chanel mixtape.