New Album: Nipsey Hussle ‘Victory Lap’

Off To The Races

It’s been a long time coming for your Neighborhood Nipsey. After numerous classic tapes over the years, Nipsey Hussle finally takes his Victory Lap with his major debut album.

First introduced with “Grinding All Of My Life“, followed by the aggressive “Rap Niggas“, the Crenshaw MC rides with YG for “Last Time That I Checc’d“. Meanwhile, homage is paid for “Dedication” with Kendrick Lamar. Others joining Nipsey on his victorious run include Puff Daddy, The-Dream, Belly, Dom Kennedy, Cee-Lo Green, Buddy, Teeflii, Marsha Ambrosius, and Stacy Barthe. Run along.

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New Album: Daz Dillinger ‘Dazamataz’

Daz The Way

Daz Dillinger’s resume speaks for itself. With nearly three decades in the game, the Long Beach O.G. now checks off his 16th studio album, Dazamataz. Daz holds his very own on countless tracks (“Hard In The Paint“), but he is also joined by a long list of guests including Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Freddie Gibbs, B-Legit, Big Gipp, The Twinz, Kokane, G Perico, Rosilee, and many more. Stream the 30-track project below.


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Stream Nipsey Hussle’s Debut Album ‘Victory Lap’

Nipsey Hussle is celebrating life with the release of his highly-anticipated debut Victory Lap, which arrives today via All Money In No Money Out/Atlantic.

The 14-song album features an acclaimed roster of famous voices, including YG (“Last Time That I Checc’d”), Puff Daddy (“Young Ni**a”), Kendrick Lamar (“Dedication”), The-Dream (“Million While You Young”), CeeLo Green (“Loaded Bases”), and Marsha Ambrosius (“Real Big”), among others.

Although many guests will be appearing on the album, the Crenshaw rapper has said that it will be a deeply personal narrative. “It’s the story of Nipsey Hussle, this dude who came from L.A., whose dad came from Africa, who was raised in the inner city of Los Angeles in the ’90s, when gang banging was at its peak, when all of the political riots, everything that was going on with LAPD, and all that stuff in L.A. was at its peak,” he told Rap-Up.

However, the album is also meant to reveal a multi-layered side of Hussle’s background. “But then, who also was raised around books, whose mom put pressure on him to read, and whose dad watched CNN all day,” he added. “It’s an interesting take on South Central.”

Stream ‘Victory Lap’ Here


Stream Tyga’s New Album ‘Kyoto’

Tyga jets to Kyoto on his new album.

Released via his Last Kings label, the 14-song set boasts guest spots from famous friends including Gucci Mane (“Sip a Lil”), Tory Lanez (“Faithful”), and 24hrs (“Holdin On”), along with the singles “Temperature,” “Boss Up,” and “U Cry.”

Kyoto was inspired by Japan, but also by Tyga’s past, including his ill-fated relationship with Kylie Jenner. “I wouldn’t have made this album [without that],” he told “Everyday Struggle.” “I needed God to test me, I needed him to put me through fire.”

After experiencing a mental and spiritual fire, Tyga was able to find clarity. “I learned a lot and I was able to sit back and analyze where I wanna be in 5-10 years. I put my heart on the table in front of the whole world,” he added. “This is actually my heart in music.”

Stream ‘Kyoto’ here


TDE CEO to Host ‘Black Panther’ Screening for Watts Youth

Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment, is treating the youth in his hometown of Watts to a special screening of Black Panther.

The free event will be held on Saturday (Feb. 17) and benefit nearly 1,000 kids from the housing developments, who will be transported to the theaters in busses donated by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

To reserve a seat, fans have to visit the housing authority office at Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs, or Imperial Courts, according to a flyer.

Black Panther

Tiffith has shown this type of giving spirit in Watts for quite some time. The past four years, TDE has hosted its annual Christmas toy drive, giveaway, and concert at Nickerson Gardens, where the CEO and Jay Rock were raised.

Top joined Kendrick Lamar in overseeing Black Panther: The Album, featuring music from and inspired by the highly-anticipated Marvel film. Today, the TDE camp dropped a video for “King’s Dead” starring Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Future.

Others have also joined in similar efforts around the country, including Snoop Dogg, who donated money for kids to see the movie, and T.I. who teamed up with Walmart for a free Black Panther screening in Atlanta. Actress Octavia Spencer did the same in Mississippi.

Black Panther hits theaters at midnight.


Drake Says ‘God’s Plan’ Video Is ‘Most Important Thing’ He’s Ever Done

Drake has won many awards and shattered several records, but he says the most significant thing he’s ever done has yet to be released.

On Thursday (Feb. 15), Drizzy announced that his forthcoming “God’s Plan” video earns that distinction. “The most important thing I have ever done in my career,” he wrote. “Drop a ?? if I can share it with you.”

Karena Evans, an actress and director, is behind the forthcoming visual, which is set to feature several charitable acts in Miami from the Toronto MC. “My heart is so full,” Evans wrote on Instagram. “@champagnepapi you really about to make history (again and again).”

The video is set to feature a series of good deeds that Drake has done in recent weeks across Miami, where he donated money to a local high school and women’s shelter. He also paid for peoples’ groceries, granted a scholarship to a University of Miami student, and treated a housekeeper to a Saks Fifth Avenue shopping spree.

“God’s Plan” has been breaking records left and right. After shattering single-day streaming peaks on Spotify and Apple Music, it became the first single ever to post three weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams.

“God’s Plan” is a single off Scary Hours, which also features “Diplomatic Immunity.” Both songs are a warm-up for his forthcoming album, which he’s been working on for the past year.


Ja Rule Brings 50 Cent’s Son Into Beef

The beef between Ja Rule and 50 Cent continues to boil. On Valentine’s Day, the longtime rivals went at it again via Instagram.

First, the G-Unit mogul reportedly published a meme that showed “Power” character Ghost screaming. “Ja Rule’s kids asking him for the 100th time if they could watch ‘Power’,” read the text in the since-deleted post.

Rule responded by quoting complimentary words from 50’s estranged son Marquise Jackson. “Ja Rule was probably one of the first to [sing and rap] and I listen to a lot of Ja Rule because of that,” Marquise said in a 2017 interview with Rap-Up. “Glad I was able to inspire you and your dad,” Ja responded.

Glad I was able to inspire you and your dad… @50cent #murderinctvseries #iceXchange ????

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During the Q&A, Marquise was also asked what he would say to critics who saw that as a slight to his estranged father. “I just love music,” he said. “I’m not really a biased person. If you make good music, you make good music. Even if you made a song about me that I thought was fire, I’ll probably say, ‘Man, that joint was hard.’” You can’t deny it. It’s just facts.”

50 and Ja reignited their long-running feud in January, when 50’s Den of Thieves co-star O’Shea Jackson Jr. said he refused to be a fan of Rule after Fif came out. “I done put him to bed,” bragged the G-Unit boss. That interview resulted in a flurry of tweets from the Murder Inc. MC.

“Let’s be clear I mind my business,” he wrote. “but for some reason @50cent keeps my name in his mouth… I think he’d rather have my dick in his mouth lmao…I own your soul @50cent and EVERYONE sees it now… your my bitch!!!”


Winter Fashion Must-Haves

Essence magazine’s Joiee Thorpe shows us this winter’s fashion must-haves!

Trend #1: 70’s
Get the Look:
Vince Camuto Coat, $210,
525 America ribbed turtleneck, $92,
Topshop pants, $85, at Top Shop
Echo plaid gloves, $59;
Steve Madden boot is $129.95

Trend #2: Coats
Get the Look:
Forever 21 coat, $73, at Forever 21
525 America tweed Turtkeneck sweater, $48,
Agolde skinny jeans, $138;
Chinese Laundry platform boots, $149,

Trend #3: Winter Glam
Get the Look:
BlankNYC Denim faux fur coat, $148;
Topshop embellished dress, $250,
Lulu’s pearl beret, $16,
Lulu’ s velvet clutch, $62,
Steve Madden thigh high boot, $129.95,

Trend #4: Power Red
Get the Look:
Kendal & Kylie coat, $225,
Topshop shirt, $125, at
Ann Taylor ruffle cuff pant, $89.99,
Shoedazzle heels, $39.95
Bauble Bar earrings $38

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