Your Old Droog “Yuri”

Krutoy at his pinnacle.

Your Old Droog stays winning on his latest recording, “Yuri”.

Dubbed after famed Soviet cosmonaut, the Ukraine-born and Brooklyn-raised MC dabbles in fame and celebrates his roots over a spacey beat by Nicholas Craven.

“Yuri” follows Droog’s previous release “Blue Hawaiian” featuring Tha God Fahim, “Neon Spaceships“, and his Time album.

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Lil Durk Responds After French Montana Takes Credit for Putting Him On

French Montana is making more waves.

As he gears up for his new album They Got Amnesia, the Coke Boy is stirring controversy by taking credit for putting on rappers including Chinx and Lil Durk.

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“THEY GOT AMNESIA LIKE I DIDN’T GIVE THEM CHINX DRUGZ LIL DURK AND HARRY FRAUD …,” French tweeted.

However, his comments didn’t sit well with Durk, who seemingly responded by dismissing French’s claim. “A ni**a said he made me that’s the biggest cap……” he captioned his Instagram slideshow.

Durk was affiliated with French’s Coke Boys crew, but never actually signed to the label. “It was just like brotherly love,” he told VladTV of their relationship in a 2018 interview. “He didn’t build me up.”

However, in retrospect, Durk said he would have signed to French. “If I had the head on my shoulders back then, smart enough to make my own decisions like I do now, I would have did it ’cause he showed me shit that I always wanted to see or I always wanted to do.”

French is gearing up to release his new album They Got Amnesia on Nov. 12. On Friday, he dropped his single “I Don’t Really Care,” produced by Boi-1da and Lil CC. In the video, he makes reference to Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, Eminem, and Cardi B.

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JAY-Z, LL Cool J Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

History has been made.

Two of hip-hop’s living legends, JAY-Z and LL Cool J, were officially inducted into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Saturday (Oct. 30).

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JAY-Z, who earned his spot in his first year of eligibility, received recorded tributes from President Obama, Diddy, LeBron James, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Jamie Foxx, Usher, and Pharrell, plus Beyoncé and Blue Ivy.

Dave Chappelle then emerged to honor Hov. After briefly addressing the ongoing controversy surrounding his Netflix special (“I would like to apologize…I’m just fu**ing with you”), the comedian got serious for a moment.

“You embody Black excellence, how great we can be,” he told JAY-Z, according to Rolling Stone. “When Barack Obama was running for president, I sat in an arena in Columbus, and watched you influence the crowd and make sure we’re unified and vote as a body. I understand who you are. And I understand what you do and I am very grateful for your contribution to this art. And I am honored to be the ni**a that gets to say, ‘My ni**a, welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.’”

With his mother Gloria Carter looking on, JAY-Z paid respect to his inspirations including LL Cool J, KRS-One, and Chuck D, and thanked his Roc-A-Fella Records business partners including Damon Dash (“Shout out to Dame, I know we don’t see eye to eye, but I can never erase your accomplishments”).

During his induction speech, he reflected on his 25-year career and shared a story about getting a call from President Obama prior to the 2012 election.

“He called me and he said, ‘You know, it’s the fourth quarter. We’re down two. I need you to assist me, give me the ball, I’m Michael Jordan and I’ll get this done. I need you to go to Miami, Philly, Atlanta, and Ohio.’ And I thought like, ‘Man, hip-hop was really an agent for change and how amazing is its reach that this man is calling me to help out when he campaigned…I thought, ‘Ni**a, I’m Michael Jordan.’ That’s what I really thought.”

He continued, “That just shows me the power of hip-hop, the power of these heroes who let me know that these things are possible. Shout out to Kendrick [Lamar], who is a beautiful person. Hopefully [I’m showing the] next generation that anything is possible.”

LL Cool J, who was rejected by Hall of Fame voters six times, received his own star-studded salute from Dr. Dre. “He’s hit that unique space that crosses and bridges generations; the rare artist beloved by you, your mama and all of your kids all at once,” said Dre. “How ’bout that? How many artists in the rap game are relevant after 30 years?”

LL took the stage for what Rolling Stone called “one of the best Hall of Fame moments in history.” The performance began with 1987’s “Go Cut Creator Go” and “Going Back to Cali” before Eminem surprised the crowd and traded bars with his idol on “Rock the Bells.” Jennifer Lopez also showed up for their 2003 hit “All I Have” before LL capped things off with “Mama Said Knock You Out.”

Other Rock Hall inductees included Tina Turner, who received a musical tribute from H.E.R. and Christina Aguilera, and Carole King, who was honored by Jennifer Hudson. The three-hour ceremony will air Nov. 20 on HBO and HBO Max.

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JAY-Z, LL Cool J Inducted In Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Can’t knock the phenomenon.

Two of hip hop GOATS have been inducted into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

The 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony took place at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

JAY-Z, who was inducted in his first year of eligibility, was presented his award by former president Barack Obama and Dave Chappelle. The rapper gave heartfelt speech reflecting on his upbringing and thanked his mother Gloria Carter who was in attendance, as well as his sister Annie, Ty Ty, DJ Clark Kent, his fellow hip hop legends, and more.

“Thank you, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, for this incredible honor,” JAY began. “And you know, growing up, we didn’t think we could be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We were told that hip hop was a fad. Much like punk rock, it gave us this anti-culture, this subgenre, and there were heroes in it. When thinking about what I was going to say tonight, these heroes just kept coming to my mind, Rakim and Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One and Chuck D, and, of course, a fellow inductee, LL Cool J. I watch these guys, and they have big gold chains and leather and sometimes even the red, black, green medallions and whatever they wore, everybody would wear the next day. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do. I want to be like those guys.’ And so I set out on my journey.”

He also shouted out former business partner Dame Dash. “Shout out to Dame, I know we don’t see eye to eye, but I can never erase your accomplishments. And I appreciate you and I thank you for that. Shout out to Biggs. He was one of the most honorable people I’ve ever met and we’ve created something that will probably never be duplicated. I appreciate you guys. Thank you for my journey. Thank you.”

LL Cool J was honored by Dr. Dre and hit the stage with a medley, which included guest performers including Eminem who joined him for “Rock The Bells”, and Jennifer Lopez for “All I Have”.

“I’d like to thank all of the people who voted for LL to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame year after year,” he said during his speech. “A lot of people, when I told them I got inducted, they’d say to me, ‘Isn’t it is about time?’ You see, what people don’t realize is, I wasn’t thinking about the people who voted against me. I was thinking about the people who voted for me. It was love. Like what I was feeling was, wow, here’s some people over there who won’t take no for an answer. They like, ‘Yo this guy got to be in here and we’re going to keep fighting for you ‘til we get him in here.’ So I thank you.” /

LL Cool J also added ““Humility. I know I’m supposed to get up here and talk tough and talk shit, but nah. Humility,” he added. “I’m not talking about that false, self-deprecating, I bow to you but I think I’m better than you shit. I’m talking about real humility, where you have the confidence to collaborate, the confidence to work with other people. The confidence to celebrate others… The last thing I’ll say is, rock and roll, hip hop loves you. We borrow your beats. We sample ’em. We turn them into hits. And we know where we came from. We know where things come from. We love and appreciate you.”

Other inductees in the 2021 class included Tina Turner, Foo Fighters, Gil Scott-Heron, The Go-Go’s, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, Clarence Avant, Kraftwerk, and Charley Patton. The ceremony airs on HBO and HBOMax November 20.

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Record Label 300 Entertainment Reportedly Considering Sale For $400M

According to reports, record label 300 Entertainment has been “exploring a sale” of the label founded in 2012. The label has served as a prominent rising independent imprint since their beginning, with acts like Young Thug, Migos, Gunna, and Fetty Wap being a part of their roster at one point. https://www.vladtv.com/article/277119/fetty-wap-accused-of-distributing-100-kilos-of-cocaine-heroin-fentanyl
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