Category Archives: Latest News

Lil Yachty’s Song “Mickey” Featuring Offset and Lil Baby Sparks Zoom Challenge

For the challenge, folks mime one specific set of Offset lyrics on the track before they “zoom” away from the sight of the camera recording the challenge. “Trapping out the back streets/Runnin’ through the packs like a track meet (zoom),” goes the key Offset lyric driving this new internet trend. The hard 30 Roc-produced beat makes…

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Chance The Rapper Earns 2018 Emmy Nomination for ‘Saturday Night Live’ Barack Obama Song

  Along with Grammy Award-winning rapper, Chance The Rapper can now add two-time Emmy-nominated artist to his growing list of achievements. On Thursday (July 12), Chano earned his second Emmy nomination after his Saturday Night Live song, “Come Back Barack,” was nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics at the 2018 Emmys. Originally written by…

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Derez De’Shon and YFN Lucci “Beat the Odds” on New Song

  Derez De’Shon has made it through everything, from poverty to fighting to get his music heard. Things have gotten much better for him, as he signed a record deal and caught a hit with his song “Hardaway.” His latest track is “Beat The Odds,” which features fellow Atlanta artist YFN Lucci. Derez kicks the…

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BlocBoy JB Teases New Cartoon Series ‘The Blocsters’

  BlocBoy JB appears to have a new project in the works and according to a recent tweet from the 2018 XXL Freshman, fans can expect a new cartoon series. On Tuesday (July 10), BlocBoy shared a snippet of what he says is a new animated series titled The Blocsters. “New Cartoon Series The Blocsters…

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Here’s a Timeline of XXXTentacion’s Murder Case

  XXXTentacion‘s death is one the rap world won’t soon forget. On a typically sweltering summer day in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on June 18, 2018, the enigmatic rapper was gunned down in his car outside of Riva Motorsports, where he had just finished motorcycle shopping. The numbing news almost didn’t seem real but the footage…

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6ix9ine Held in Isolation for His Own Safety at Rikers Island Jail in New York

According to jail records, 6ix9ine is currently being housed in Rikers’ West Facility, which holds inmates with contagious diseases. The Brooklyn artist was moved there out of concerns for his safety in the main population, TMZ has learned. While the Contagious Disease Unit is utilized primarily to house inmates battling illnesses, it is also provides security to high-profile…

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Del The Funky Homosapien Suffers Punctured Lung After Falling Off Stage

  Prayers up for Del The Funky Homosapien, a guest artist and frequent collaborator performing with the Gorillaz, as the rapper remains hospitalized after falling off stage during a recent performance in Denmark for the Roskilde Festival. In fan footage of the harrowing ordeal, captured on July 7, the rapper is seen making his way to the front…

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Watch Lil Pump, BlocBoy JB and Smokepurpp’s 2018 XXL Freshman Cypher

  As the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, and Lil Pump, Smokepurpp and BlocBoy JB use their 2018 XXL Freshman cypher to bring credence to that timeless theory as they reinvent a classic cypher in their own lighthearted, but thorough millennial image. Ditching the more segmented structure of…

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Bexey Drops Video for New Song “Cutthroat Smile” Featuring Suicideboys

  London’s own Bexey delivers a demonic new visual. Today (July 13), XXL premieres the video for the rapper’s new song “Cutthroat Smile,” a $uicideboy$-assisted tune he’s been teasing since April. “In the video, the girl at the beginning is upset and annoyed that her dad has been shouting at her for listening to my music,” says Bexey, whose image…

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Mac Miller Shares ‘Swimming’ Album Tracklist and “Self Care” Video

The 13-track album features the newly released song, “Self Care,” as well as the previously released song, “Small Worlds.” As of right now, the project appears to include no guest appearances. As for the “Self Care” video, the claustrophobic Christian Weber-directed visuals find Mac Miller waking up in a wooden coffin as he tries to…

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