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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]...

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...

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 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...

Young Thug, Gucci Mane, KenTheMan and More – New Projects

[ad_1] The hip-hop community makes sure to never disappoint when new music Friday approaches. This week, there's a highly-anticipated album from the head of the Young Stoner Life Records label, an effort from a Georgia rap legend and his crew and an EP from a sassy Houston spitter.Young Thug releases his album Punk. After announcing the offering during his punk rock-inspired NPR Tiny Desk performance back in July by rocking a shirt donning the LP's release date, the project has arrived. Thugger has been working relentlessly to promote his new work, which has album art inspired by famed painter Octavio Ocampo's Forever Always piece. Prior to the LP's arrival, the Atlanta native demolished...

Young Thug Releases Punk Album – Listen

[ad_1] Slatt! Young Thug is back with a punk rock-influenced vibe.On Friday (Oct. 15), following a slight delay, Thugger unleashed his latest masterpiece, Punk. The album, which was first announced over the summer during the rapper's NPR Tiny Desk performance, has arrived with 20 songs and a star-studded list of guest appearances from Drake, J. Cole, Travis Scott, Juice Wrld, Mac Miller, Future, Post Malone, Gunna and more. Prior to the LP's release, Thug dropped his single "Tick Tock," demolished a Rolls-Royce with his artist and protégé Gunna and gave several Lyft drivers a free and early listen to the album.Young Thug's last release, the label compilation, Slime Language 2, dropped on April...

Lil Baby Plays Squid Game Challenge

[ad_1] The Netflix series Squid Game has already consumed social media conversations and now the show has made its way into the hip-hop sphere.Lil Baby is the latest rapper to share his interest in Squid Game and even went as far as completing the challenge associated with the popular show.Yesterday (Oct. 13), the Atlanta native stopped by the Pat 'N Moon sneaker store in his home city where he tested his skills and focus while doing the honeycomb challenge that derives from the third episode of the highly-watched series that has garnered 111 million views thus far, making the show the streaming platform's biggest debut hit.Fans of the show know exactly what the challenge...

Soulja Boy Insults NBA YoungBoy Fans, Disses Tyga and Famous Dex

[ad_1] Soulja Boy is known for outlandish activities on social media but he may have taken it too far by insulting YoungBoy Never Broke Again fans, and dissing Tyga and Famous Dex as well.On Thursday (Oct. 14), Soulja jumped on Twitter and posted a number of tweets aimed at his detractors. In one tweet, the Atlanta rapper wrote, “YB fans gay af.” Before that he tweeted, “Tyga fell off” and “Famous Dex fell off.”This comes after Soulja Boy hopped on his Instagram Live and joked about Tyga’s arrest on Tuesday (Oct. 12) in connection with an alleged physical altercation with T-Raww's ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson. The California rapper turned himself in to police...

Every Eminem Album Ranked – XXL

[ad_1] Eminem’s legendary status isn’t up for debate. Over his past 25 years in the game, the Detroit-raised rapper has made a name for himself as rap royalty. He possesses two diamond-selling albums and 10 consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard 200 chart. Aside from a commercially successful track record, Em’s technical precision, lyrical supremacy and way of embracing everything that sits opposite of normal has garnered him respect in areas that range from the barbershop to the Grammys.In 1996, he delivered his very first album, Infinite. Three years later, Eminem found his groove with the release of The Slim Shady LP, an effort that introduced one of the most iconic alter egos...

The Break Presents – Nardo Wick

[ad_1] Jacksonville, Fla. rapper Nardo Wick was brave enough to try rapping on a whim, and based on his current rise, it's worked out in his favor. Just a few years ago in his hometown of Jacksonville, Nardo saw a rapper out and about with a lot of money. After realizing how lucrative rapping could be, the hip-hop newcomer thought it would be easy for him to try doing it himself.Nardo released his first song in May of last year. The now-deleted (but still floating around the internet) "Face Shot" is a melodic track about chasing down his enemies. The effort has the swing of an early Kodak Black, but Nardo's trademark steely references to street violence were already there....