Respect The Shooter
There aren’t too many mixtape DJs that have transitioned from the streets to label suites. But since 2014, Sickamore has served as Vice President of A&R and Creative Director at Epic Records. More recently, the Brooklyn native curated Travis Scott’s chart topper ‘Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight‘ and YG ‘Still Brazy‘. In this lengthy chat, Sick discusses his mixtape origins, A&R roles, Nicki Minaj, Bill Clinton, photography and more. Subscribe on iTunes.
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In an effort to stop her man from talking to other women, Blac Chyna tweeted out Rob Kardashian’s phone number this week.
She even posted a video explaining her actions. “To ensure that your man is not texting no bitches just tweet his number out. How’s that feel Rob? Get your number changed. Thank you,” she said with Rob standing right next to her. It’s unclear exactly what prompted her to do this, but the same move was made by Rob earlier this month when he blasted his sister Kylie for not inviting Chyna to her own baby shower.
“Didn’t invite the Mother of my child to a baby shower you all were trying to throw for me? You all must have lost your damn minds,” he tweeted. He also made sure everyone knew it was him and that his account wasn’t being hacked. Rob and Chyna have had a rocky relationship as of late. Rob has been uncomfortable with his weight, and that’s been documented on their reality series. He’s also afraid that he might leave him for a rapper, according to TMZ.
Rapper Freddie Gibbs was acquitted of his rape charges in Austria according to his manager, Ben Lambert’s tweets. Friday [September 30], Lambert tweeted a photo with Freddie with the caption, “The truth has come to light. Freddie has been acquitted of the false accusations. He’s coming home a free man. Thank you to everyone who has been by our side these past four months, sending us good vibes, praying for us. Thank God. To new beginnings.”
In June, Gibbs was facing charges from 2015 over sexual assault allegations and was freed on $56,560 bail. That rapper almost faced a shocking 10-year sentence if he was found guilty.
Just days after announcing her new album, Solange invites you to take A Seat at the Table.
The 21-track effort has been three years in the making and comes via Saint Records/Columbia.
The guest list includes familiar faces such as Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Sampha, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Tweet, and Q-Tip, among others.
Solange revealed A Seat at the Table with a mysterious book sent to 86 lucky fans earlier this week. The book was written by the R&B songstress and features photos as well. Although only a select few got physical copies, the digital version can now be downloaded.
Seat is said to be “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing.” It follows her 2008 LP Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams and 2012’s True.
Take A Seat at the Table below.
This is no “False Alarm.” The Weeknd’s second Starboy single is out following the title track and its mysterious music video.
Taking cues from dance punk, pop, and R&B, “False Alarm” finds the Canadian crooner reflecting on and wailing about a beautiful woman who’s never going to settle down.
“She loves everybody,” he sings. “Can’t you tell by the signs? / She loves everybody /
She gets off all the time / It’s a dark philosophy / And it haunts her constantly / It’s a false alarm to me / She’s a false alarm.”
The infectious track arrives just in time for Abel’s performance on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, where he’s expected to perform “Starboy” and “False Alarm.”
His album Starboy is due Nov. 25. Listen to “False Alarm” below.
It seems that many veteran rappers are weighing in on up and coming artists, and vice versa, with the latest comments coming from Kool Keith. The famed Bronx rapper was asked about younger rappers talking reckless about legends HipHopDX and he responded by saying, “That just means they don’t have an education. There’s no proper education. They don’t really know the knowledge or who is who. They don’t know any better. “
He added, “They’re saying anything that comes out of their mouth without any research. A lot of them think they’re good. They come from an era of non-learning. The learning process they have is so poor. You hear the songs they make? They’ll stay in the chorus for 19 bars and maybe rap for like one-and-a-half bars. That comes from improper upbringing.”
During his statement Keith added that a lot of what he sees with young rappers not paying homage to legends comes from their upbringing, and he added that it also stems from jealousy.
“Then there are the young mothers that bred these kids. They don’t really teach them anything. That’s an unattended home essentially. Schools and mothers that don’t teach their kids. It also comes in a form of jealousy. Plus, they think they know it all when they don’t know anything. They don’t know shit. Like you said, that’s what they call a rookie. That comes from not knowing what’s going on. Rap isn’t for everybody. Rap is for people who know they words and know wordplay. You can’t just rap. Rap is not easy. It’s not just about having a chorus for 19 bars.”
It’s no illusion. Lady Gaga is coming to the Super Bowl.
Amidst rumors and speculation, Pepsi and the NFL have officially announced that the six-time Grammy winner will headline the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show from NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.
“It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!” tweeted the pop superstar prior to Thursday’s game between the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals.
In February, Gaga performed the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl 50. She joins an illustrious list of Super Bowl halftime performers in recent years including Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars.
Gaga is gearing up to release her fifth solo album Joanne on Oct. 21. Named after her late aunt, the project features the Mark Ronson-produced single “Perfect Illusion,” plus a collaboration with Florence Welch.