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Look up in the sky — it’s a bird, it’s a plane … oh wait, it’s E-40 suing someone over “Captain Save a Hoe,” mayne!

Bay Area rapper E-40 is not playing with his money, as he launches a lawsuit against author and radio personality Erika Kane.

According to TMZ, the rapper decided to sue Kane, who wrote the book Captain Save A Hoe under the moniker iikane, because she and her publishers stole the name from his song track, “Captain Save A Hoe.”The track appeared on his 1993 project The Mailman. E-40 claims that he owns the rights to the phrase and the author unrightfully stole it for her own monetary gain. He is requesting that a Judge pulls the book from the shelves, but also reward him with any profits Kane has made from the book.

The book that was published on October 31, circulates around a man by the name of George, or also known as Captain Save A Hoe. According to the summary of the story on Amazon, “Georgie becomes the best of the best, hairstyling everyone from his transgender uncle to A-list Hollywood stars. But all isn’t right in the world of Georgie.” The summary continues to explain that the protagonist, despite becoming obsessed with money and drugs, he falls in love with a woman named Anya, who happens to be a prostitute. Which pretty much explains the title of the book.

 

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DMX is set to release a docu-series in collaboration with Kingdom Reign Entertainment.

The series, which is tentatively titled In the Dog House, will give fans an intimate look into X’s life following his release from drug rehab. It will follow the veteran rapper as he attempts to get back on the straight and narrow following a recent stint in rehab. Now that he is clean and sober, he is gearing up for a new album and trying to mend the relationship with his 15 children and their mothers. He also had a few recent run ins with the law for tax evasion which is still in the air. So this will be an interesting series.

X vows to show that he is still a Hip Hop heavy weight with this series:

I’m just excited to get back out there and show my fans that I’m still a force to be reckoned with in hip hop, and invite them into my vast world of spirituality and growth.

The series will be produced by Carlos King’s Kingdom Reign Entertainment, who recently executive produced Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir’s BET wedding special. DMX will serve as an executive producer alongside King.

Although DMX has been a lightning rod of controversy, he’s one of the greatest performers in all of music. We’re thrilled to take this ride with him and look forward to helping him tell his story that we feel viewers will be intrigued by and startled to see.

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After the news broke that rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to serve hard time for violating probation he was put on following a drug and weapons conviction in 2008. Mill had been arrested for misdemeanor assault back in March, and then again in August for reckless driving and reckless endangerment for a dirt-bike stunt filmed in Manhattan. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the charges stemming from the two arrests were ultimately reduced and Mill was able to enter a pretrial diversion program both times. In October, he pleaded guilty to the reckless driving charge, while the March assault charge was dropped entirely, the rapper being tasked with community service instead. Despite the reduction and dismissal of the charges against him, Mill is now facing two-to-four years in a Pennsylvania state prison for probation violation, a fact many supporters find deeply unfair. Hip Hop mogul JAY-Z tends to agree and was one of the many to weigh in on Meek’s situation. He took to Facebook on Monday night (November 6) and called the judge’s decision “unjust and heavy handed.”

“The sentence handed down by the Judge—against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer—is unjust and heavy handed,” Hov wrote. “We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.”

Jay has spent much of the past year addressing what he and many other see as critical flaws in the judicial system, including the bail industry, which Jay himself dubbed “exploitative” and that critics point out unfairly penalizes those without the resources to pay. In the beginning of 2017, Jay-Z produced the Spike docuseries Time: The Kalief Browder Story, which explores the tragic real-life account of Browder’s three-year imprisonment in New York’s Rikers Island without a trial.

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A Philadelphia judge has sentenced rapper Meek Mill to two to four years in state prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case.

When sentencing the 30-year-old musician Monday (Nov. 6), Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel.

The sentence came as a surprise after prosecutors recommended Mill not be imprisoned for the probation violations, noting he’s been off drugs since January and has complied with most requirements of probation.

Mill’s lawyer has vowed to appeal.

The rapper was previously arrested at a St. Louis airport for an altercation that involved two employees back in March and was more recently busted for reckless endangerment while driving his motorcycle on an August night in New York City. Both cases were dropped after the emcee fulfilled his community service requirements. He was placed on house arrest in 2015 for a probation violation when he left Pennsylvania without proper approval.

All of this stems from his original 2008 charges, for which he served eight months in prison.

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Joliet, IL – Joliet, Illinois math teacher Cassie Crim is making algebra and geometry fun by turning its concepts into the tune of Cardi B’s Hot 100-topping hit “Bodak Yellow.”

Spitting lyrics going about exponents, ratios and encouraging her students to do their reviews before taking a test, the rapping teacher’s song has gone viral since she uploaded the accompanying music video.

“I don’t want these kids to fail, I ain’t got no time to chill,” she raps.

In an interview with ABC 7 Chicago, the Joliet West High School teacher explains that rapping over the J. White beat is her way of connecting her advanced algebra and geometry curriculum with her students.

“I was able to speak their language to break down some of those barriers because I know a lot of my students in math, they struggle and they hate it,” Crim said. “I literally had a student tell me the next day, ‘You know what Ms.? I don’t like math but you doing this video that just inspired me to work even harder.’”

Crim recruited a friend to produce the video after she penned the rap. It was originally posted to Facebook and has racked up over 61,000 views at the time of publishing.

It’s not the first time a teacher has turned Cardi B’s breakout song into something students can get into. This summer, a teacher from Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School went viral after remixing the hit into her geography lesson plan.

 

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Quavo seems to have caught the acting bug after appearing with Migos in Donald Glover’s hit FX series Atlanta. The rapper took to Twitter over the weekend to ask Disney to cast Migos in the upcoming remake of the 1994 animated film, The Lion King.

Donald Glover and Beyoncé are already confirmed for the upcoming live-action movie, which is set for release July 19, 2019.

The internet was sent into a frenzy hours later, campaigning for the hip-hop trio to take on the role of Scar’s villainous sidekicks, (Shenzi, Azizi, Kamari) whose casting has instead fallen to Florence Kasumba, Eric André, and Keegan-Michael Key. In the original 1994 version, the Hyenas were voiced by the legendary Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Cunnings.

There is, however, a slight hiccup with Quavo’s idea: the three hyenas have already been cast. Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Michael Key and Eric Andre are set to play Shenzi, Kamari and Azizi respectively (the latter two characters were named Banzai and Ed in Disney’s 1994 film).

Nevertheless, considering the trio’s close ties to Donald Glover (and current popularity), there may be a glimmer of hope for Quavo’s dreams yet.

Quavo is an avid film fan. During an interview with Beats 1 last month, the ATL feature-machine revealed he is currently writing a script for an upcoming Migos film.

“I always been watching movies and watching my favorite musician do movies,” Quavo said. “They used to really do that a lot in the ’90s. I’m a ’90s baby and all my favorite movies got all my dope artists in them … Juice, Menace II Society. All the Snoop Dogg movies. Master P movies – I Got the Hook-Up. Baller Blockin, the Big Tymers movie. Even Ice Cube; Cube killed it! That’s what we’re trying to do right now and we’re looking into the script.”

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Desiigner has released some big records like ‘Panda” and ‘Timmy Turner.’ But it’s been a minute since those hits and some people have accused him of falling off. He addressed them on video.

“For all them haters out there, man. I don’t wanna hear all this shit ‘Desiigner fell off,'” he said. “Desiigner never fell nowhere … I fell into a motherfuckin’ mansion I just bought in L.A. … Thank you all my fans. L.O.D. album coming soon … I don’t be getting motherfuckers. Obviously, I only [dropped] a couple of records. I bought a fuckin’ mansion. There’s greatness really here. I’m up every night working. This ain’t a joke. Kanye ain’t signing bullshit niggas.”

Desiigner also talked about some of the jokes that surround his high energy dancing and spastic movements whenever he performs.

“People try to make fun of you and try to make a laughter out of it,” he said. “I’m not a nigga out here killing nobody. I’m turning up and it’s still the laughter.”

Desiigner has yet to issue a release date for his long-awaited debut album, The Life Of Desiigner, despite announcing the project in April and promising to drop it in July.

Desiigner has a clear message for those who thinks he’s fallen off

The Brooklyn-born rapper continued his PSA in his Instagram story.

“Muthafuckas think just ‘cause I ain’t put out a million tracks, that I fell off,” he said. “Yo, bro, I make music, my nigga. I’m not somebody that’s gon’ be out here trying to just get a hot spree. I’m here for my fans. I’m here forever. I just want people to be noticed, man. It’s greatness really here. This ain’t no bullshit. I’m up every night working. I’m not playing, I’m working. This ain’t a joke. Kanye ain’t signing bullshit niggas.”

Desiigner is gearing up to hit the road next month for his five-date tour of Asia. He will perform shows in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea and Dubai.

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Irv Gotti has a very high opinion of Drake, as he expressed in a trailer for an upcoming episode of the Drink Champs podcast. Not only did the Murder Inc. co-founder continuously refer to Drake as a genius in the clip, he also suggested that the rapper’s numbers would have been much bigger than they already are, were he active in the late 90s and early 00s.
“Drizzy, for sure, is a genius,” Gotti says. “He is, dare I say, he’s our Eminem of today.”

With the drinks flowing, Gotti appears to be slightly inebriated while making his case for the Toronto megastar.

“Drake would be selling $15 million to $20 million a club, do you realize this?” Gotti says. “So right now, he sells three, four. If he was in my era, he’d be selling 15 to 20. Once he does something outside the music genre, he’s going to see how colossal he is. That nigga’s colossal. Listen, he’s a genius. That muthafucka’s a genius, ok?”

Elsewhere in the episode, Gotti talks about ruining his relationship with Jennifer Lopez after calling her a “bitch” during an interview with Elle magazine while high on ecstasy. At the time, J.Lo was popping off songs like “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny.”

“J.Lo will never trust me again,” he says. “She will never trust me again. There’s no making it right. I’m a fucking idiot, I abandoned her, that and loyalty. If she says ‘fuck Irv Gotti’ until she’s in the grave, I deserve it.”

N.O.R.E. and E.F.N., who have the monumental task of keeping things on course, did their best to navigate the conversation. EFN is always open to hearing what legends in the game have to say.

“I feel that if anyone has the right to talk that talk it’s people who lived the times,” EFN tells HipHopDX. “Hence why we do Drink Champs. I don’t agree with everything he says but I respect his point of view and perspective.”

He adds, “He definitely got drunk [laughs].”

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igital sales for Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. single “HUMBLE.” hit over one million in downloads, placing him at #17 on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart for the week ending on October 26.

Furthermore, Calvin Harris’ “Faking It” featuring Kehlani and Lil Yachty off Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 has earned this week’s highest jump in sales at #13. The Future and Young Thug collaborative single “Patek Water” cracks the chart at #14, earning this week’s highest debut.

Despite a small dip in sales, Post Malone (#1), Cardi B (#2) and Logic (#3) remain at their respective spots on the charts for the fourth week in a row. G-Eazy has the biggest increase in sales in the Top 10 this week, jumping from #7 to #4 with a 37 percent increase. Also, Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” entered the Top 10 for the first time.
King Kendrick Garners Over 1 Million In Digital Sales For “HUMBLE.”

After 30 weeks on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales charts, Kendrick Lamar’s Mike Will Made It-produced hit “HUMBLE.” has sold a total of 1,005,416 units. Although the single sold 17 percent less than it did last week, the 6,814 digital downloads of “HUMBLE.” were enough to push it over the one million mark, placing it at #17.

Kung Fu Kenny has three other DAMN. singles trending on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales charts, including “LOVE.” featuring Zacari (#19), the Rihanna-assisted single “LOYALTY.” (#59) and the rambunctious club banger “DNA.” (#62). He also has another song on the chart as a featured artist on Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps,” which currently sits at #61.

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Wiz Khalifa is almost ready to spark up his new mixtape, Laugh Now, Fly Later. The Taylor Gang head honcho recently revealed the cover art and the tracklist for the forthcoming release.

Wizzle showed off the mixtape cover on his Instagram page, noting in the caption, “L N F L 😂 ✈️ ™️.” The cover gives off an old school vibe and shows the shirtless, high-minded MC smoking a joint, while a lovely lady rocking a red robe looks on beside him.

The tracklist for the project recently made its way to the internet as well, with Wiz confirming that it was authentic on Twitter. The 10-song offering only boasts one feature, with Casey Veggies appearing on the intro track, “Royal Highness.”

Last month, the Pittsburgh rapper revealed the name and release date for the project. Fans don’t have too much longer to wait as the tape will be coming out next week on Nov. 10

Wiz, who is on the cover of XXL’s 20th anniversary issue, is still cultivating his new Rolling Papers 2 album. In the mean time, he has kept fans with their fix by releasing the small EPs Pre-Rolleds and Bong Rips, earlier this year.

L N F L 😂 ✈️ ™️

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Wiz Khalifa’s Laugh Now, Fly Later Tracklist

1. “Royal Highness” Feat. Casey Veggies
2. “Letterman”
3. “Figure It Out”
4. “Plane 4 U”
5. “No Dirt”
6. “Long Way To Go”
7. “Global Access”
8. “City Of Steel”
9. “Weed Farm”
10. “Stay Focused”

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