Drake Gifts 21 Savage a Ferrari for His Birthday

After enlisting 21 Savage for a guest spot on “Sneakin,” Drake has given his new collaborator a Ferrari for his birthday.

21 posted the ‘Rari on Instagram, announcing that it was a “bday gift from @champagnepapi.”

A week ago, Drizzy sent the 24-year-old a special happy born day Instagram message. “Happy G Day to a young October king with all the juice right now,” he wrote.

Savage and Drizzy just happen to celebrate their birthdays two days apart. Savage was born Oct. 22, while October’s Very Own celebrates on the 24th. The 30-year-old OVO boss, however, is six years older.

“Sneakin’” — the collaboration between Savage and Drizzy — is expected to arrive on Drake’s More Life project in December, along with “Fake Love” and “Two Birds, One Stone.”

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The Weeknd Announces ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall’ World Tour

The Weeknd is taking Starboy on the road.

The Canadian crooner has announced his “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” tour, set to run across the world for a large part of next year.

Launching Feb. 17 in Stockholm, the 46-date tour will hit key markets across Europe and South America. The North American leg kicks off April 25 in Vancouver and comes to a close June 9 in Cincinnati.

But wait, there’s more. “Surprise specials guests” will join The Weeknd on “Phase One” on his upcoming jaunt, with more dates to follow.

The Weeknd is still a month away from unleashing his new album Starboy. Set to arrive Nov. 25, the project will feature the Daft Punk-assisted title track and “False Alarm.”

It’s a new era for Abel, who chopped off his trademark locks going into this project. He also dies in the videos for both “Starboy” and “False Alarm,” marking what some describe as the end of the last Weeknd phase.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. See the full “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” itinerary below.


A photo posted by The Weeknd (@theweeknd) on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:43pm PDT

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Rosenberg Says Drake Told Him One of His Early Verses Was Ghostwritten

Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg claims that Drake told him he didn’t write one of his earlier verses.

Rosenberg was discussing Drake’s career with comedian Pete Davidson on his show “Late Night” when he talked about a verse from the Toronto rapper that he didn’t like. The radio personality said he told Drake at the time he didn’t like it, who then replied by telling Rosenberg that he didn’t write it. “There’s one. I told him this too. And he didn’t write it.” said Rosenberg. “It was from the first album run. It had that flow Three rappers were on it.” He went on to say that Drake admitted to him that he didn’t write the verse. “He actually told me he didn’t write that verse, he said. “By the way, first time I’m saying that publicly. I’m not trying to roast him. I didn’t think anything of it.”

Rosenberg didn’t recall the name of the actual track. Drake has never publicly admitted to using ghostwriters. However, he was sued by Rappin 4-Tay for lifting his verse off of “Playaz Club” for YG’s “Who Do You Love.” Drake ended up paying him $100,000 for his use of the lyrics. Reference tracks from Quentin Miller for several songs off his 2015 mixtape “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” were also leaked during his beef with Meek Mill.

Go to the 37:25 mark.

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Fugitive Michael Vance Killed by Police After Posting Facebook Live Videos

The manhunt for fugitive Michael Vance ended in a blaze of gunfire on Sunday night, October 30.

According to a U.S. Marshals spokesperson, a gun battle was set off after Vance was pulled over near Leedey Oklahoma at around 9:30 p.m. [central time]. Vance would escape the encounter, having wounded a sheriff, but the chase that ensued came to an end more than 20 minutes later when he was cut down in an exchange of fire with three Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen. Authorities had reportedly begun closing in on Vance earlier in the day, but he was able to get away from the campsite they located him at just north of Hammond, 150 miles away from the town of Wellston, where his crime spree began last week.

Vance came to the nation’s attention on October 23, when he took off in a patrol car after shooting two officers who were responding to a disturbance call. He too was struck in the exchange, and took to Facebook Live in his bloody tee, to document his get away. He was immediately declared “Wanted” and reported to be armed with an AK-47.  “This is real s**t see? That’s a mother****ing gun. That’s the real deal. This ain’t a joke. This ain’t a prank,” he would record himself saying.

Within hours Vance would shoot a woman and carjack her Lincoln Town Car. They would later find the car abandoned near a home, Northeast of Oklahoma City. Upon entering the premises, they found the bodies of Vance’s uncle and aunt, Robert and Valierie Kay Wilkson.  Robert Wilkson had been shot, and both were stabbed multiple times, with police having concluded that Vance apparently attempted to dismember their corpses.

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Stream A$AP Mob’s Album ‘Cozy Tapes: Vol. 1 Friends-‘

A$AP Mob returns. In honor of their late brother A$AP Yams, the New York collective has unleashed Cozy Tapes: Vol. 1 Friends- on Halloween.

While the Mob is united for this effort, they don’t go it alone. Guests including Wiz Khalifa, Tyler, the Creator, Juicy J, Onyx, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Skepta, and more join the celebration.

The 12-track set features a few previously-heard tracks, including “Yamborghini High,” “Crazy Brazy,” “Money Man,” “Put That On My Set,” “Runner,” and “Telephone Calls.”

It’s the Mob’s first album since 2012’s Lords Never Worry and its first since Yams’ passing in 2015.

“This is the Yams album we’ve been working on,” Rocky recently told MTV News. “It just features all of our friends and hip-hop associates and what-not, and people that Yams would have wanted. It’s an introduction to the new cozy wave. It’s really rap-punk meets alternative-underground.”

Stream Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends- below.

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Check Out Your Favorite Rappers & Singers' Halloween Costumes

This past weekend kicked off the Halloween celebrations early, and with that came a lot of interesting costumes from rappers and other celebrities.

Rappers like Tyga, Bow Wow and G Easy all took to Instagram to show off their Halloween look. G Eazy broke out his “Batman: The Animated Series” inspired Joker outfit which included some Heath Ledger-like make-up. Bow Wow kept with the comic book theme and dressed as Spider-Man for the holiday. Other rappers chose to dress like other rappers. Tyga came to his party dressed like Dipset’s Juelz Santana. The outfit was taken directly from the “Dipset Anthem” video. Juelz liked the costume so much that he even gave Tyga a shoutout for it on IG. The rest of his crew dressed like other Dipset members including Cam’ron and Jim Jones.

Chief Keef dressed as Lil Wayne. Even Puff Daddy joined in the Halloween fun by dressing as Thor. He used the holiday to promote his new Ciroc Mango. Swizz Beats showed up to his party as the mad scientist.

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Spooky Halloween Snacks!

Chef George Duran shows us how to make some spooky Halloween snacks!

Bacon-wrapped Meatballs

12-14 meatballs, pre-cooked
6-7 slices of thin bacon, cut in half
Peppers, carrot and other veggies for decoration
Long skewers

Preheat oven to 400F.

Wrap each meatball tightly with a half slice of bacon and skewer with toothpick. Place on greased baking sheet and into the oven. Cook until bacon is completely cooked and tight around each meatball. Remove and allow to cool.

Use vegetable pieces for faces and ketchup for “blood” to turn them into fun Halloween characters. Serve them on skewers.

Serves 4 as appetizer.

Caramel Apples with Razor Blade Cookies

Caramel mix, plus ingredients required
Rectangular cookies
Edible silver paint or marker
Corn Syrup
Red food coloring

Make the caramel apples as you usually would and set them aside.

Take cookies and paint them with the silver edible coloring (or draw a razor blade image). Once finished take a paring knife and cut a thick slit out of the top sides of the caramel apple. Chip a corner off a cookie and gently squeeze it through the slit. If it doesn’t fit, try cutting the slit even bigger until it nestles in. Add more razor cookies if there is enough space.

Combine some corn syrup and red food coloring and use sparingly to depict blood on or around the razor cookies. Allow caramel to completely cook before passing them out to friends.

“Bloody” Red Chocolate Fountain

1 C. half and half
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1 12 oz. bag of white chocolate chips
1 Tblsp. red food coloring, plus more if you need it to look darker

Place half and half in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Whisk in cocoa powder until dissolved. Once milk begins to scald, remove from heat and add white chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 30 seconds, then whisk. Mix in red food coloring until you achieve the right color.

Place red chocolate into chocolate fountain and run motor.

Serve with strawberries, marshmallows and pretzel sticks.

Note: This recipe can be multiplied.

Bleeding Zom-Brie

1 8-oz. can of crescent roll dough or puff pastry dough
3 Tblsp. raspberry or strawberry jam or preserves
1 8-oz. brie cheese wheel, wax paper removed
1 black olive, pitted and sliced
1 egg, beaten

Pre-heat your oven to 375F and lay some parchment paper on a small baking sheet.

Roll out crescent roll dough and cut ¼ inch strips of dough. Spread jam or preserve evenly throughout the top of the wheel of brie. Then place brie on the baking sheet and begin to wrap the strips of dough all throughout the top of the brie, making sure to tuck the edges of each strip of dough underneath the cheese so it’s held in place. Finish until it starts to look like a zombie or mummy. Use a pastry brush to brush egg wash throughout the top of dough. Add two slices of olive to make eyes and press in the dough so it stays in place.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and cheese is fully melted. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 2-4

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