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Rappers You Didn’t Realize Were Related

[ad_1] Rappers often talk about the importance of brotherhood and sisterhood in their lyrics. Sometimes it's not literal, but on the flip side, there are plenty of rappers you didn't know were related.Young Thug often collaborates with Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna and Lil Durk and frequently refers to them as his brothers. But Thugger is not related to any of them in real life."I'm ready to die by Lil Baby, Durk and Uzi, Gunna. I'm ready to die by these people. You know what I'm saying?" Thugger explained to Zane Lowe on his Apple Music 1's New Music Daily show back in April of 2021. "I always turn them [as]...

Suspect in Pop Smoke’s Murder Says He Told Shooter to Use ‘Vase’ Not Gun

[ad_1] The sole adult suspect charged with murdering Pop Smoke insists he did not intend for the rapper to get killed. Corey Walker, 20, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday as his defense lawyer, Christopher Darden, filed a motion to dismiss his murder and robbery charges, claiming that Walker was opposed to any violence before Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a home invasion robbery on Feb. 19, 2020. “It is clear from the evidence that [Walker] did not enter the house, was not armed, and did not personally kill the victim. Moreover, the evidence is clear that the defendant did not share the actual killer’s intent to kill,” Darden wrote in the...

Megan Thee Stallion Nails Popeyes Collaboration w/ Franchise Store and Merch Deal

[ad_1] Megan Thee Stallion nails her new Popeyes collaboration. A mogul in the making. Megan adds another hot business venture to her stallion belt. On Thursday, Meg announced via social media that she is partnering with fast-food chicken chain Popeyes for a new hot sauce she calls “Hottie Sauce.” [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN62FhsMW80[/embed] “I’m appreciative of Popeyes commitment to empowering Black women and look forward to opening Popeyes Restaurants,” Megan shared. “Teaming up with Popeyes is such a milestone in my journey and evolution as an entrepreneur. I’ve always been a fan of the Popeyes brand and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the brand and help create the new Megan Thee Stallion Hottie...

Eve, Brandy and More Celebrate Hip-Hop Sisterhood in Queens

[ad_1] The golden age of hip-hop birthed some of the game's most beloved female rappers. Back in the 1990s, everyone from Eve to Rah Digga to Yo-Yo were making a name for themselves with their own fire rhymes and lethal pens. ABC is capturing the spirit of that era with the new scripted show Queens starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Brandy as four women in their 40s who reunite after 20 years for a chance to recapture the fame they experienced as a 1990's rap group.Sisterhood is what connects characters Brianna a.k.a. Professor Sex (Eve), Jill a.k.a. Jill Da Thrill (Naturi Naughton), Naomi a.k.a. Xplicit Lyrics (Brandy) and Valeria a.k.a. Butter Pecan (Nadine Velazquez) as they reminisce...

Soulja Boy Shoots His Shot with Saweetie

[ad_1] Soulja Boy is trying to tap in with Saweetie. In between reigniting his feud with Tyga, the notorious rapper and social media troll took to Twitter to shoot his shot with the “ICY GRL” following her split from Quavo earlier this year. “What a Ni**a gotta do to have @Saweetie,” Draco tweeted. It’s unclear if Soulja is Saweetie’s type as she has not responded to his tweet. This is not the first time Soulja has tried to shoot his shot. He previously flirted with Kim Kardashian, just months after she filed for divorce from Kanye West. Meanwhile, he has been taking shots at Tyga in the wake of his arrest and also beefing with YoungBoy Never...

The Source |Rising R&B Artist Emani 22 Passes Away At 22

[ad_1] According to a report from People Magazine, R&B artist Emani 22, who has collaborated with several premiere artists such as Trippie Redd, Bhad Bhabie and others, has died. She was only 22 years old. Emani’s “in-house” producer J. Maine confirmed her passing to People, saying, “Emani 22 was a wonderful individual that literally brightened up any room she was in. I worked on music with her, and helped her put together her last project which was The Color Red. The way we worked together was effortless, we just understood each other. It hurts so bad to know that the last time I saw her was the last time I’d ever see her...

Chance The Rapper Agrees With Kyrie Irving’s Anti-Vaccine Stance

[ad_1] NBA star Kyrie Irving's decision to remain unvaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, which as a result is prohibiting the baller from playing in the Brooklyn Nets' upcoming 2021-2022 season, has been met with varying opinions. However, Chance The Rapper appears to be supportive of Kyrie's stance.On Thursday (Oct. 15), the New Jersey native hopped on Instagram Live to dispel several rumors surrounding his anti-vaccine viewpoint where he informed his followers and viewers that he is merely making the best choice for himself. No. 11 on the Nets also confirmed that although he may not be able to hit the court this season, he doesn't plan to hang up his jersey."And don't believe that...

Drake and Future Producer D. Hill Has Died

[ad_1] The hip-hop community is mourning the death of D. Hill. The multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated producer behind Drake and Future’s hit “Life Is Good” has passed away. His death was confirmed by fellow producer Mojo Krazy and his grandmother. “Y’all please pray for my family,” Tracey West wrote on Facebook, according to HipHopDX. “My sweet grandson Darius Hill has passed away .. Continue to Pray for his Family and Friends as we all go through the day ahead.” Taking to his Instagram Story, Future penned a tribute to his late friend and collaborator. “Lost for words. RIP @d.hill,” he wrote alongside a photo of D. Hill. “U did legendary shit in such ah short time...

Lil Nas X Gives Meaning Behind Industry Baby

[ad_1] It has been a few weeks since the release of Lil Nas X’s debut album, Montero. In its opening week, the self-titled album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 list, selling 126,000 equivalent album units. The 15 track album includes hits like “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” “That’s What I Want,” “Industry Baby,” and more! Speaking of “Industry Baby,” the “Old Town Road” singer broke down the creative idea behind the music visual to the single featuring Jack Harlow with Vevo Footnotes. When asked about the prison scene, LNX says he “Wanted to go to a place people would least expect me to go in a music video, an overly...

Drake Threatened Legal Action Against Degrassi

[ad_1] Before Drake was the king of the Billboard charts, one of the top-selling rappers and overall one of the most successful and talented rhymers of this generation, he was in his acting bag on a TV show called Degrassi: The Next Generation. And according to one of the show's writer, Drizzy reportedly threatened legal action to have his character on the show removed from his wheelchair.People reported on Thursday (Oct. 15) that Drake supposedly threatened Degrassi with legal action over his character, Jimmy Brooks, commonly known as Wheelchair Jimmy, who was in a wheelchair after being shot.The show's former writer, James Hurst, told the publication, "There was a letter from a law...