New Video: Nipsey Hussle Ft. Stacy Barthe “Victory Lap”

I’m Flying

Nipsey Hussle runs his Victory Lap from Crenshaw to Mexico in the accompanying video to his Grammy-nominated album’s opening track.

Featuring Stacy Barthe, Neighborhood Nip reflects on his come up while kicking it with his day ones in South Central, L.A. The celebratory clip also flashes to his time in Mexico while he enjoys the fruits of labor across various landmarks both land and sea.


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Skillz Reflects on 2018 on Annual ‘Rap Up’

Skillz is capping off the year right. On the last day of 2018, the Virginia rapper looks back with his annual “Rap Up,” which recaps the past year in music, entertainment, politics, and pop culture.

This time around, Skillz is joined by Lil Duval on the nearly five-minute track, which samples the comedian’s single “Smile (Living My Best Life).”

“Man, this past year was a trip,” says Skillz before referencing Will Smith joining Instagram, the Eagles’ Super Bowl win, and the “movie of the year,” Black Panther.

He goes on to rap about the birth of Chicago West and Stormi Webster, Nas and Kelis’ divorce, Bey-chella, the royal wedding, the #MeToo movement, and Meek Mill’s homecoming.

He also takes shots at Kanye West (“Your music got worse, your trolling got better”) and addresses rap’s biggest beefs, including Drake vs. Pusha-T, Eminem vs. Machine Gun Kelly, and Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj (“How the hell you throw a shoe in a Fashion Nova fit?”).

“The whole year was ugly,” says Skillz, who highlights Demi Lovato’s overdose, Mac Miller’s death, and Cardi B and Offset’s breakup (“He went on, so she had to cut Offset off”).

Plus, he brings up Jacquees’ recent claim to the R&B throne (“Jacquees, stop running your mouth / Your R&B stands for run your ass back in the house”), and declares Beyoncé the “King of R&B.”

“Y’all live your best life and keep doing your thing / This Mad Skillz, welcome to 2019,” says Skillz.


21 Savage’s ‘I Am > I Was’ Debuts at No. 1

21 Savage is in full savage mode on the charts.

The Grammy-nominated rapper scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his sophomore album I Am > I Was. The set, which was released on Dec. 21, debuts with 131,000 equivalent album units, of which 18,000 were in traditional album sales.

I Am > I Was, which features appearances from J. Cole, Post Malone, and Childish Gambino, marks Savage’s fourth entry on the Billboard 200. He previously charted with Without Warning, his collaborative album with Offset and Metro Boomin (No. 4), his debut solo album Issa Album (No. 2), and Savage Mode, his joint project with Metro Boomin (No. 23).

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie follows at No. 2 with Hoodie SZN, his highest-charting project yet. The rapper’s second full-length album earned 90,000 equivalent album units (6,000 in album sales). He previously visited the top 10 with his debut The Bigger Artist, which peaked at No. 4 in October 2017.

Kodak Black’s Dying to Live slides 1-9 in its second week (51,000), Meek Mill’s previous chart-topper Championships drops 2-6 (54,000), and Travis Scott’s Astroworld slips 6-10 (49,000).

Three holiday albums also return to the top 10 including Michael Bublé’s Christmas (No. 3, 75,000), Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song (No. 7, 52,000), and Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas, which reenters the top 10 for the first time since January 1995 at No. 8.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. 21 Savage – I Am > I Was – 131,000
2. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Hoodie SZN – 90,000
3. Michael Bublé – Christmas – 75,000
4. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born – 62,000
5. Various Artists – The Greatest Showman: Reimagined – 56,000
6. Meek Mill – Championships – 54,000
7. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song – 52,000
8. Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas – 52,000
9. Kodak Black – Dying to Live – 51,000
10. Travis Scott – Astroworld – 49,000


Machine Gun Kelly Takes Another Shot at Eminem

Machine Gun Kelly is capping off 2018 with a bang.

Following his highly-publicized feud with Eminem earlier this year, the Cleveland rapper decided to fire one more shot at his idol-turned-rival. Taking to Instagram on Saturday (Dec. 30), he reposted the video for his Em diss “Rap Devil” along with a scathing caption.

“just to piss y’all off one more time before the years over,” he wrote along with the middle finger and crying laughing emojis.

It seems like MGK is carrying his beef with Eminem into 2019. “y’all still BIG mad 😤🤷🏼‍♂️ fuck rap god im the rap devil 😈 goodbye 2018,” he added.

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The comment follows a series of diss tracks. On “Not Alike” off his surprise album Kamikaze, Eminem took aim at MGK, who dissed him on Tech N9ne’s “No Reason.” “But next time you don’t gotta use Tech N9ne if you wanna come at me with a sub-machine gun,” he raps. “And I’m talking to you but you already know who the f**k you are, Kelly / I don’t use sublims and sure as f**k don’t sneak diss / But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie…”

In September, MGK fired back with “Rap Devil,” inspired by Em’s own 2013 track “Rap God,” on which he called out Marshall Mathers for being “sober and bored” and accused him of trying to “blackball” his career. He also attacked the rap veteran’s age (“Knees weak of old age / The real Slim Shady can’t stand up”) and even brought up his ex-wife Kim (“Already fucked one rapper’s girl this week / Don’t make me call Kim”).

Em reloaded with more rounds on the scathing “Killshot” later that month. He blasted Kelly’s sales (“My biggest flops are your greatest hits”) and dubbed him a “broke bitch” and the “wack” version of him. “I’d rather be 80-year-old me than 20-year-old you,” said Em.

MGK, who stars in Netflix’s upcoming Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt, didn’t respond on record, but did address the diss during an interview with “The Breakfast Club.” “I actually had a clip ready, I heard ‘Killshot’ and I put that shit back in the holster,” he said. “My track record with beef isn’t Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. It’s all gorillas. I’ve went to war with nothing but gangsters, gorillas, and 450-pound security bouncers.”

As for Em, he claimed he wasn’t threatened by the 28-year-old MC. “I don’t give a fuck about your career. You think I actually fucking think about you?” he told Sway during a four-part interview. “You know how many fucking rappers that are better than you? You’re not even in the fucking conversation. I don’t care if you blow or if you don’t blow. Doesn’t matter to me.”


Life is a Cabaret with Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery

Acclaimed actresses Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery dish about their Café Carlyle debut with “Two Lost Souls”.

Jane and Kate tell us how long they’ve been singing together and if they ever get heckled.

Plus, Jane and Kate reveal if they would participate in reboots of their hit shows, “Glee” and “The Office”.

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