Lil Uzi Vert Teases New Song Off ‘Luv Is Rage 2’

Lil Uzi Vert is getting ready for Luv Is Rage 2 by previewing even more new music.

Just a week after teasing a different track from the effort, the Philly star delivers a snippet of a cut tentatively titled “For Real” or “Forreal.”

“Told her I love her, ain’t mean it,” he raps on the unreleased slapper. “That’s because I hit the meanest / You heard that I am from Mars / I heard that you was from Venus.”

Forreal ? ? LuvIsRage2? coming soon® OldFlow

A video posted by @liluzivert on Dec 21, 2016 at 2:15pm PST

His caption seems to reveal that it’s slated to appear on Luv Is Rage 2. “Forreal ?” he wrote. “LuvIsRage2 coming soon. OldFlow.”

He’s also been teasing the new effort on Twitter. “It’s Game Time Now,” he tweeted. “#luvisrage2.”

Uzi, who was named one of Rap-Up’s Best New Artists of 2016, is coming off a big year. He released his Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World and The Perfect Luv Tape projects as well as the Gucci Mane joint effort 1017 vs. The World.

Luv Is Rage 2 may include a collaboration with Kanye West. Uzi recently revealed that he and the G.O.O.D. Music mogul have been in the studio.

“He drop gems on you, he don’t even know,” he told DJ Whoo Kid. “He’s just talking and he dropping gems. He’s very intelligent.”


Nicki Minaj Replaces J.Lo at New Year’s Eve Party in Miami

Nicki Minaj is closing out the year with a bang. The rap superstar will host a New Year’s Eve party in Miami in place of Jennifer Lopez.

J.Lo was previously scheduled to perform at E11EVEN’s New Year’s Eve bash, but eventually backed out of what could have been a million-dollar payday. It’s unclear how much Nicki will receive for the gig, but TMZ reports that it is “significantly less.”

Jenny from the Block will reportedly be at her new home in Bel-Air with her kids and family. “She was just so consumed with ‘Shades of Blue,’ her concert, and other obligations, getting on a plane for New Year’s just seemed too much,” said an insider. “She wanted some personal and family time during the holidays.”

Minaj, meanwhile, is said to be hands-on with the event, having full approval of its promo pics. One of the shots they selected is from her birthday vacation, which she posted on Instagram.

Meek Mill, who may or may not be dating Nicki, is going to be in the area as well. He reportedly obtained a six-figure deal to rock Dream Nightclub for New Year’s Eve.

Even outside of the performance, NYE will be huge for Nicki. Her concert special “The Pinkprint Tour: Nicki Minaj Live From Brooklyn” is set to air that same night on BET.


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Then, how can you tell your friend to stop talking so much?!

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Jacques Torres’ Holiday Creations

Jacques Torres shows us how to make some sweet holiday treats!

Dark Chocolate Balloon Bowls
Using tempered chocolate and inflated balloons, dip balloons in chocolate 3 times, rotating the balloon to make 3 petals: dip, rotate, dip, rotate, dip. Shake off excess chocolate.

Lay on a parchment-lined baking sheet and put in the fridge to set, between 3 to 6 minutes.

To test if they are ready – squeeze the balloon and see if the chocolate pulls away. If the chocolate pulls away, it is ready. Take a knife and pop balloons. Fill “flower” with chocolate mousse and garnish with berries.

Chocolate Mousse
2 cups of heavy cream
7 oz of dark chocolate

Place a 1-quart saucepan half-filled with water over high heat and bring it to a simmer.

Make a double boiler by setting a large mixing bowl over the simmering water.

Place the chopped chocolate in the bowl and heat until completely melted, stirring occasionally. It is important to melt the chocolate fully to avoid lumps in the finished mousse. Be careful not to overheat or burn the chocolate. The chocolate will be a little bit warmer than your hands when fully melted.

Remove the mixing bowl from the heat and set aside.

Place the heavy cream in a medium-size mixing bowl and whip to soft peaks with an electric mixer on medium-high speed.

Fold about one third of the whipped cream into the melted chocolate, just to bring the temperature of the chocolate closer to the temperature of the whipped cream. This will keep the chocolate from hardening when it comes in contact with the cooler whipped cream.

Now fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream.

Add to finished mousse to piping bags and pipe into Dark Chocolate Flower Bowls.

4 cups Chocolate (dark, milk or white)
1/2 cup Pistachio
1 3/4 cups Hazelnuts
2 1/2 cups Almonds
Corn Syrup

(You can use any other candies, nuts, for your bark: candies, cocoa nibs, pieces of chocolate, dried fruits, m&m’s)

Caramelize all the nuts together in corn syrup.
Roast nuts in the oven.
When cold, mix with tempered chocolate.
Pour into a sheet pan and let it cool.

Serves 1/2 sheet pan

Bark with Marshmallows
4 cups of chocolate
2 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows

Temper the chocolate.
Pour chocolate into a sheet pan.
Drop marshmallows on top of the melted chocolate.
Let cool down.

Serves 1/2 sheet pan

Pretzel Peppermint Bark
Serves 1/2 sheet pan
4 cups of dark chocolate
2 1/2 cups of pretzels
½ cup of crushed candy cane
Small amount of crushed candy cane for decorating on top

Temper the chocolate and mix in pretzels and crushed candy cane.

Pour mixture into a sheet pan.

Sprinkle crushed candy cane on top of the mixture.

Let cool down.

Serves 1/2 sheet pan

Spicy Pecan Bark
4 cups milk Chocolate
2 1/2 cups pecans, pieces
corn syrup
Pinch Ancho
Pinch Chipotle
Pinch All Spice
Sea Salt

Caramelize pecans in corn syrup, just enough to make them wet. Sprinkle in the spices and mix well.

Roast spiced pecans in the oven.

When cold, mix with tempered chocolate.

Pour into a sheet pan and let it cool.

Sprinkle some sea salt on top.

Serves 1/2 sheet pan

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Pharoah Monche & Slick Rick Join Yasiin Bey At Apollo Theater

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Fresh off the release of their Dec 99th album, Yasiin Bey and Ferrari Sheppard kicked off their series of shows last night at New York City’s Apollo Theater. As if his own catalog wasn’t enough, Yasiin brought out  surprise guests Slick Rick and Pharoahe Monch for a trip down memory lane. Above are few highlights from the best seats in the house.

The second show returns to the Apollo Theater tonight. Next week, it makes its way to D.C. on December 31, January 1 and 2.

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