Kid Ink blasts off once again with Rocketshipshawty 2.
Released today after several teasers, RSS2 is a 16-track effort featuring Casey Veggies, Nef the Pharaoh, King Los, Jeremih, and Verse Simmonds, among others.
What can fans expect from the sequel? The Batgang boss says this tape is an attempt to go “back to the basics.”
“This tape is partially for everyone who says I changed or went mainstream… but mostly for my loyal fams lol,” he tweeted. “Feelin like its my first mixtape right now.”
RSS2 might be a return to the basics, but it could also be a warm-up for Ink’s next album. In February, he told Rap-Up that he’s planning to show another side of himself on his next LP.
“With this next album,” he said, “I’ma try to move on to a different Kid Ink aspect, a different vibe, and see how I can gain some new fans and still please my old fans with being me.”
RSS2 is the follow-up to the original Rocketshipshawty, which dropped back in 2012. Stream the new edition below.
Former NFL player and ESPN host Marcellus Wiley spoke to VladTV about his thoughts on NFL salaries and how players spend their money. He explained that he rarely heard people talk about how they were investing their money, and Marcellus added that a lot of players struggle after retiring. However, Wiley told DJ Vlad that some athletes have thought ahead to the future and have invested their money in a way that allows them to happily retire without having to think of what they’re going to do after the NFL.
During the conversation, Marcellus also shared his thoughts on Skip Bayless, whom Wiley said he had a lot of respect for. He added that a lot of people were drawn to Skip’s points of view because of his conviction and confidence that came across when he was speaking on ESPN. And while Marcellus admits that he highly respects Skip, he added that he doesn’t agree with the way Bayless ragged on LeBron throughout the years.
Hit the above clip to hear more of what Marcellus had to say, including why he chose Columbia University over a more notable football program for college.
D.L. Hughley took aim at critics of Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the oppression of Black Americans by law enforcement, on Monday [September 19]. While the caption of a video clip he posted and hashtagged, #ItsTooMuch, addresses all Americans, the comedian calls out several particular athletes and entertainers who’ve blasted Kaepernick for kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, while remaining silent when a Black life is taken by police gunfire.
“I wish all the people from Jerry Rice, to Jason Whitlock, to Ray Lewis, to Rodney Harrison, who were so upset about Colin Kaepernick not standing up. I wish all of them were just as upset about Terence Crutcher getting shot down, as they are about Colin Kaepernick not standing up,” Hughley said. “I wish they were just as upset about that. Because, as I recall, that’s how this whole s**t started.”
Hughley’s reproach comes after the Tulsa Police Department released video of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher being gunned down in the middle of the road while walking away from an officer with his hands raised. The incident, which occurred on Friday, has begun to spark national outrage, as the U.S. Department of Justice moves forward with an investigation into possible civil rights violations. Back in July Hughley made headlines after going head to head on the issue of police violence with Fox News host Megyn Kelly. “I don’t know a black man that hasn’t had a run-in with police, from the highest to the lowest,” viewers will recall him telling Kelly. “My perspective on this is based on the experience I’ve had, just as yours are, so I am not willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.”
Dr. Umar Johnson recently sat down with VladTV and offered up his thoughts on education and the African American community, as well as his plans to open up his own school.
When asked about why he thinks that education isn’t celebrated in hip-hop, Dr. Umar Johnson told DJ Vlad that an emphasis isn’t put on education in the African American communities in general, especially for boys. He added that he started caring about black history after taking a mandatory class in elementary school, and later learning that he was related to Frederick Douglass during his first family reunion.
During the sit-down, Dr. Johnson revealed that he’s planning to name his residential academy after his famous ancestor, Douglass, and Marcus Garvey. While he doesn’t have the exact location acquired yet, Dr. Johnson said that he knows the student body will be 100% compromised of black students. However, he added that he couldn’t advertise the school as being exclusively for black children, although there are schools for LGBT children.
Check out more of what Dr. Umar Johnson had to say during the conversation, including his response to people saying he didn’t get a Ph.D.
Increase The Peace
As the ongoing war continues to plague his city, TDE’s president Punch takes a moment to salute the fallen soldiers on his new recording. Says him:
this song is dedicated to the 40 something year civil war that has ripped watts ca, apart. a war between families divided by the train tracks. my heart goes out to all of us who have lost someone due to this war.
Source: Rap radar
Kodak Black pleaded no contest to a pair of misdemeanor drug charges, and was ordered to spend 120 days behind bars on Monday, September 19.
The four-month sentence was handed down in a Fort Pierce, Florida courtroom, by a judge who relieved Kodak of half of his projected jail time by crediting him with time served. The 19-year-old Pompano Beach rapper was facing a charge of use/or possession of drug paraphernalia, and a charge of possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis, stemming from a bust during a December 2015 traffic stop in St. Lucie County.
In addition to jail time, Kodak was ordered to pay court fees and his license has been suspended for a year. His expected release date has been scheduled for November 30.