Monday, June 18, 2018

Rapper XXXtentacion Dies

The Hollywood Gossip
Sad news for the hip-hop world.
20 year old rapper, XXXtentacion, was shot and killed in South Florida today.
The Florida native was leaving a motorsport store this afternoon when two men in SUVs shot and killed him, in an apparent robbery.
The rising rap star was known for the song Look at Me and others.
He was known recently for a domestic violence case involving his pregnant girlfriend.
Rappers took to social media to honor the fallen star.


Beyonce & Jay-Z Drop Surprise Joint Album


Instagram: @beyonce
 WE FINALLY HAVE IT.
After seeing the spoilers online of the OTR II tour, I was upset because I saw similarities from the Formation Tour and Beychella performances.
I found it hard to believe that Bey and the Carters would do us in the hive like this.
BUT ALAS...
I was proven wrong and I coudn't have been happier.
The album, Love Is Everything,  dropped and I was in the middle of a baby shower of my good friend's. So, I wasn't able to indulge until later.
The songs are a grown and mature vibe from Bey and HOV.
Gone are the poppy tunes of Crazy In Love and Upgrade U and more of a raw sound. More Drunk In Love. 
The songs address more political and social issues. The NFL. Cultural appropriation. Jay's love affair. Their kids. ETC.
I admit, it was a little slow at first. But it grew on me when I heard the songs I liked. 
So, what are my fave songs?
I LOVE APESHIT. 
The Carters forced us to go APESHIT when they dropped the amazing video for the song.
The video was filmed in the Louvre. THE MUSEUM, GUYS!!!
Watch the history being made below. 

My other favorites?
713
BOSS
HEARD ABOUT US
BLACK EFFECT
LOVEHAPPY

The Carters have definitely grown up.
They don't need to sell for the masses anymore.
They don't need to worry about making money... they can make the music they want to make.
In the photos surfaced on social media from the tour and the tour book, the couple is more open. They seem to be in a better place and finally letting us all in.
I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIS TOUR.

Throwback Monday


In honor of the World Cup.
One of my favorite OGs who wrote a song dedicated to his favorite soccer team. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Throwback Monday

                                      In honor of the 10th anniversary of Tha Carter III,
Here's one of my favorite singles from the album.
This album was absolute FIRE and definitely changed the rap game and had everyone and their mom know who Lil' Wayne was.
What's your favorite from the album?

Monday, May 28, 2018

Throwback Monday: Memorial Day Edition

                              It's Memorial Day.
Most of you have it off. But before you dig into your barbecue. Let's pay honor to our country right now.... even if some don't agree.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Donda's House Changes Name Following Kim Kardashian and Rymefest feud

justlistenhiphop.com


Following Saturday's feud with Kanye's friend Rhymefest and Kim Kardashian, the non-profit, Donda's House announced they're changing their name.
So, here's the story:

Shout out to Kim Kardashian for teaching us who Rhymefest is.

Rhymefest aka Che Smith a former friend and business partner of Kanye took to twitter saying his friend has abandoned the city of Chicago and his non-profit organization, Donda's House.
Well, KKW didn't like that and took to twitter to clear the air. It all started with these tweets from Rhymefest.... don't worry.. I didn't know who he was either.
Then Kim Kardashian West started, which spilled all kinds of tea.













DrakeWatch: Drake Responds To GOOD Music Diss & Sends Invoice

Instagram: @champagnepapi
Champagne Petty.
One thing is for sure.
If you're going to diss Drake, you better expect him to fire right back.
Following Pusha T's song Infrared off of his new album Daytona.. Push accuses Drizzy of having a ghost-writer.
Drake gave it less than 24 hours, and decided to fire back with Duppy Freestyle.
Calling Pusha old and says he'll send GOOD Music an invoice because he's reviving Kanye and Push's careers...which he actually did.
*see above*
However, Push wasn't too bothered. He tweeted Drake with:

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