Damian Lillard Spits a Freestyle in The "SoGoneChallenge"

Aside from being a two-time All-Star and franchise star for the Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard is also a talented rapper.

Lillard first showed off his talents by creating #4BarFridays where he would kick out 4 bars and post the best ones from his fans and fellow athletes. Now he’s taking part in another social media rap challenge called the #SoGoneChallenge where people kick a freestyle over Monica’s hit song “So Gone.”

Chance The Rapper participated, and his freestyle was well received.

Lillard may have a successful basketball career, but he may have a budding rap career ahead of him as well.

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Joe Budden Discusses Drake Beef, Walks Out of Hot 97 Interview

Joe Budden says his Drake beef is over, at least for now.

After dropping four diss records against the 6 God, Jumpoff Joe Beezy has announced that the feud is now done in a new interview with Hot 97, a station Drizzy has also been at odds with.

“It’s been a non-issue for me,” said Joe. “It’s been dead for me. At this point, it’s the fans and the media that’s keeping this going. I don’t have any more bars for him. Well, I do.”

According to Joe, the feud would have continued. “I had a grand presentation to get to, but he ruined it,” Budden said. “I couldn’t get to the end because he kept DMing me.”

Budden also clarified his intentions with the feud, saying he never wanted to “ruin” the 6 God.

“I didn’t say I would ruin Drake,” he said. “Drake is a superstar, a pop superstar. He has transcended hip-hop. There’s nothing that anybody in hip-hop can do singlehandedly to ruin him. Nobody’s oblivious to that.”

Following the conversation about Drake, talk turned to Joe’s “I’ll Name this Podcast Later” podcast and his firing of co-host Marisa Mendez, who coincidentally works on the Hot 97 morning show as well.

“I don’t care to have this conversation,” he said. “I just want to promote the album.”

As talk turned to a past beef with another co-host Peter Rosenberg, who helped launch the “I’ll Name this Podcast Later” vehicle, Budden grew increasingly agitated with the direction of the interview.

“Next time I come here for an interview, send my manager the talk points,” he said. “I didn’t know that this would be a complete waste of time.”

Then, saying thank you to the team at Hot 97, he walked up and out of the room. See the whole exchange below.

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3 Bronx Police Repeatedly Punch Man in The Face Trying to Handcuff Him

A disturbing video surfaced on Instagram Friday that appears to show three police officers restraining a man on the ground.  Two of the officers are holding the man down with their hands and knees, and one of the officers repeatedly punches and knees the man in the head while putting handcuffs on him.

According to the New York Daily News, the video was recorded on May 4 and shows a violent struggle between 27-year old Darnell Simmons and three officers who were reportedly arresting him for a series of burglaries he allegedly committed in Manhattan and the Bronx, according to an NYPD spokesman.

Simmons also had a parole warrant when cops confronted him inside a McDonald’s on Eastchester Rd. in the Bronx.  The video released shows Simmons already subdued.  The cop who is seen repeatedly punching Simmons has been identified by law enforcement as Officer Matthew Wright.  At one point, Wright knees Simmons in the face as he squirms on the restaurant’s bloodied floor.  Another cop is seen holding Simmons down; that cop has a cut on his head and has been identified by sources as Officer Billy Acosta.  In the video, the suspect tried to block the blows to his face but doesn’t appear to be resisting arrest.

After the clip had begun to go viral, police said they have a longer video showing the suspect busting one of the cop’s noses.  The NYPD however, did not immediately respond to a request from NYDN to release the full video.

Cops said that before Simmons was taken into custody, he attacked Wright, breaking the cop’s nose.  Officer Acosta suffered two herniated discs, as well as other minor injuries, reportedly while struggling with Simmons.  Both Wright and Acosta were taken to Jacobi Hospital.  Wright needed plastic surgery to repair his broken nose and also received several staples to close deep cuts to his head, according to police and court documents.  A police source says five witnesses called 911, claiming that two cops were being beaten.

Simmons was also taken to Jacobi Hospital with minor injuries.  He was later charged with multiple counts of assault, menacing, and disorderly conduct.  He also has the burglary charges pending against him in court, according to officials.

NYPD spokesman Peter Donald said Friday the incident was referred to the Civilian Complaint Review Board for review around the time it occurred and was subsequently closed. The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting a further investigation of the incident.

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Kevin Hart to Diss Jay Z, Future and Drake on New Album

Kevin Hart inked a new album deal with Motown and he’s gearing up to release an album as his rap alter ego Chocolate Droppa.

Billboard broke the story, and Hart announced his plans for his rap career which include him taking on some of the biggest rappers in the game. “Coming back to take what’s mine/Drake,Future,Jay Z, 2 Chainz/I’m about to smack all y’all on the behind/I let y’all sucks eat, but I’m hungry now,” rapped Hart in a video promoting the deal.

The comedian took to social media a day before the announcement to let his fans know that he’s got a new mixtape coming. “If you’re a rapper I suggest you run because I’m about to come for all of you sucka’s…Y’all just knocked on the door of a small giant that loves chicken nuggets and long walks in the park in the summer..which basically means that I will kill everybody!!!Real Rap Raw mothaf**ka’sssss….Who wants war????Raise yo hand Bitches…that’s what I though…Droppa Motha F**ka’s!!!!,” he wrote on Instagram. Kevin Hart debuted his Chocolate Droppa persona a few years back when he made a video battling T-Pain.

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Ray J Marries Princess Love

Congrats are in order for Ray J and Princess Love. The couple, who chronicled their romance on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” had a fairytale wedding ceremony on Friday night at Vibiana in Los Angeles.

“I just want her to have the time of her life and remember it as the best day in the world,” Ray J told PEOPLE before the wedding. “Even when I wasn’t with her, I told my friends ‘She the one, she the one.’ It was just something about how I felt when she was around me.”

Princess had similar feelings. “He’s the only person I’ve ever been with that I couldn’t see myself without,” she added.

Love wore a Lazaro ball gown, while Ray J donned a dapper black tux with a white shirt and white bow tie. The royal couple also added luxurious details to their fits with Love wearing a tiara and Ray J sporting gold.

Of course, Hollywood stars were also part of the celebration. The Game was one of Ray J’s nine groomsmen and Brandy was a bridesmaid. Ray J’s older sister sang “At Last” for the couple’s first dance and Anthony Hamilton serenaded them with “The Point of It All” during the ceremony, which was attended by 150 guests including Ray J’s “Love & Hip Hop” co-star Safaree Samuels.

@iamsafaree lit b4 @rayj & @princesslove wedding #Family #Wedding

A video posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Aug 12, 2016 at 7:05pm PDT

Game also celebrated his close friend on Instagram. “We been down since 7th grade,” he wrote. “That’s 20 years of friendship…. I’m proud of you homie & it was an honor to support you & your wife on your wedding day…. I wish you guys an eternity of happiness & may God bless this union forever & a day… Enjoy each other.. Today was beautiful.”

Want to see more from their wedding? The ceremony will be featured on the new season of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.”

Just Married!

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Video: Travis Scott & Young Thug feat. Quavo – ‘Pick Up the Phone’

La Flame goes dark in the NSFW video for his Young Thug and Quavo-assisted single “Pick Up the Phone.”

Travis Scott’s S&M-inspired visual kicks off with a warning: “The following content includes scenes containing explicit and graphic material. Viewer discretion is advised.” And the clip lives up to that disclaimer.

Throughout the brooding five minutes, Travis, Thugger, and Quavo are surrounded by nude and/or scantily-clad women. Scott also appears as some sort of zombie character at one point, with his eyes rolled all the way back.

The Houston rapper premiered “Pick Up the Phone” and “90210” at his .wav party in Los Angeles last night, celebrating the launch of his new .wav radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

Yesterday, on the first episode, Scott debuted a slew of new music, including “The Hooch,” Usher’s “No Limit (Remix),” and Alicia Keys’ “In Common (Remix),” which also features Kanye West.

Expect more videos to come from Scott’s “visual album” Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which has a release date of Aug. 26. He plans on filming as many videos as he can for it.

Watch “Pick Up the Phone” below.

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Travi$ Scott Debuts Songs On ‘.Wav Radio’

The .Wav

Travi$ Scott premiered his new Apple Music Beats 1 radio show, ‘.Wav Radio’ this evening and announced the release date of August 26 for his next album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. During the debut, he premiered a new music including the solo cut “The Hooch”, his Usher remix to “No Limit” and Alicia Keys’ “In Common” remix featuring himself and Kanye West.


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