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Eminem & Chance The Rapper Booked For November 18th Episode of SNL

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Saturday Night Live revealed its guest host and musical lineup for the month of November this morning and Rap fans will probably want to mark the 18th of next month on their calendars. Chance The Rapper is set to host while the increasingly visible Marshall Mathers will appear as the episode’s musical guest. The announcement comes after a mysterious viral campaign that appears to tease Em’s new album Revival kicked off last week.

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Young Dolph Shot Multiple Times in Los Angeles

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

A picture of Dolph in LA posted shortly before the shooting.

Young Dolph was shot multiple times near the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday according to multiple reports. Dolph apparently got into an altercation with a group of men that turned physical before one of the assailants pulled out a weapon and let off a number of shots. The Memphis rapper is in critical condition but is expected to survive. An early report from TMZ suggested that Yo Gotti, who was widely speculated to be behind an attempt on Dolph’s life in Charlotte earlier this year, was a person of interest in the case.

The LAPD has since denied that claim, although Captain Cory Palka told reporters he believes the incident was “related in some capacity to the music industry.” Police detained one suspect but are also seeking another, whom witnesses described as a 6-foot tall Black man with a stocky build. A gold Cadillac Escalade that the shooter was allegedly driving was recovered near the scene. Yo Gotti associate Blac Youngsta turned himself in on charges related to the Charlotte shooting back in May, but has denied any involvement.

UPDATE: A Memphis resident and associate of Yo Gotti named Corey McClendon has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

UPDATE: McClendon was released after the LAPD failed to bring charges within a 48 hour period.

Previously: Blac Youngsta – Birthday (Young Dolph Diss)

Is Cam’ron About to Reignite His Beef with Jay-Z?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

I hate that I have to even write this post in 2017, but here goes. So Cam posted a snippet of a new track on his IG account that features a line that many have interpreted as a shot at Jay-Z. The theory is that Cam is responding to Jay’s line on “Moonlight” where he quips, “Look, I know killers, you no killer,” which people apparently believe was a not only a response to that infamous Kanye rant, but also a shot at Killa.

Personally, I think that’s a massive reach. I can’t imagine Jay still harbors any real ill will towards Cam at this stage of the game, particularly when Cam went out of his way to give Jay unsolicited props just last year, and Jay returned the favor by shouting Killa during his Tweet spree back in June. Then again, I’ve been wrong in the past.

Plus, it doesn’t really matter what I think, because if that’s how Cam took it, there will be no convincing him that Jay doesn’t want that smoke. This kills me because these are two of my favorite rappers of ALL TIME, and while they have not gotten along for the majority of their respective careers, it seemed like they were both in a place where they could begrudgingly respect each other. On the other hand, Cam’s “You Gotta Love It” is one of my favorite diss tracks ever, so if we’re gonna get more of that, then I might be able to live with this.

Watch Cam’s video below.

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Westside Gunn & DOOM Announce Joint Album with Alchemist & Daringer

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Well here’s some news that will surely fuck your head up. Westside Gunn just announced a completely unexpected, and dare I say unprecedented, joint album with none other than MF DOOM. According to his announcement on IG, the project is called WESTSIDEDOOM and will be produced by Alchemist and Griselda’s own Daringer.

The famously elusive DOOM has been steadily releasing new music through his partnership with adult swim, and we had a pretty good idea that he had some projects cooking, but I don’t think anybody saw this one coming.

This is gonna be special folks. Check out Gunn’s post below and stay tuned for more info on the project as it becomes available.

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The Cool Kids to Drop Special Editon Grand Master Deluxe September 15

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The return of The Cool Kids will become official on September 15th, the just announced release date for their comeback album, Special Editon Grand Master Deluxe. Chuck and Mikey have played the album for a few people already and the early reviews have been very positive, indicating this will be one of the must-listen projects of 2017. The 16-track album will feature appearances from Jeremih, Like of Pac Div, Hollywood Holt and Boldy James among others, and it will be the first official Cool Kids full-length since the game-changing 2011 When Fish Ride BicyclesM.

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Jay-Z Will Perform on SNL Season Premiere

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Jay-Z will make a rare appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live when the show kicks off its 43rd season on September 30th with host Ryan Gosling. The last time Jay appeared on SNL was back in 2013 alongside Justin Timberlake, but you have to go back to 2010 for his last solo appearance.

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The Cool Kids Announce Premiere Date for The Shit Show

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Besides the new album they’re working on, The Cool Kids are also getting ready to kick off their comedy sketch series, The Shit Show, which they first teased back at the top of the year. The show now has a premiere date of Labor Day weekend, and you can watch a brand new teaser below.

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Dave East – Paranoia (Artwork)

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Dave East’s much anticipated Paranoia tape now has a release date as Dave revealed the artwork and an August 18th date for the project over the weekend.

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A$AP Mob Announce August Release Dates for New Albums

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The A$AP Mob is ready to turn the end of the Summer up. With A$AP Twelvyy’s 12 already set for a release on August 4th, the Mob today confirmed their ‘Awgest’ lineup will also include A$AP Ferg’s Still Striving on August 18th, followed by Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy on the 24th.

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Vic Mensa to Release The Autobiography on July 28

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

After warming us up with The Manuscript EP, Vic Mensa today announced the title and release date of his debut full-length via an extensive social media campaign. The Autobiography will arrive July 28th.

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