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Juicy J bridges the gap by working with some of the artists he influenced. The Three 6 Mafia member has released his Highly Intoxicated project, which features $uicideboy$ producing nine of its 18 tracks.

The New Orleans duo’s style is heavily shaped by the sound cultivated by DJ Paul and Juicy J in the ’90s, so the collaboration is a natural fit. The veteran MC/producer also brings in buzzing artists like Cardi B and XXXTENTACION as well as established acts like Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross to appear on the project.


1. “Intro” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
2. “Highly Intoxicated” (prod. by Juicy J & Crazy Mike)
3. “Show Time” Feat. XXXTentacion (prod. by Southside)
4. “Bitch From the Gram” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
5. “That Ain’t You” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
6. “Freaky” Feat. A$AP Rocky & $uicideboy$ (prod. by Chase Davis, DJ Smoky666 & $uicideboy$)
7. “Dope Fiend” (prod. by Tarentino)
8. “D’Usse & Ciroc” Feat. Smokepurpp (prod. by TM88)
9. “Big Tymer” (prod. by TM88 & Key Wane)
10. “Kamasutra” Feat. Cardi B (prod. by Resource & Mike WiLL Made-It)
11. “Dats What I Thought” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
12. “Call My Lawyer” (prod. by $uicideboy$)
13. “Up There” Feat. YKOM (prod by $uicideboy$)
14. “Watch Money Fall” Feat. Rick Ross & Project Pat (prod. by Juicy J & Crazy Mike)
15. “Always High” Feat. Wiz Khalifa (prod. by Juicy J & Crazy Mike)
16. “Petty” Feat. Project Pat & Go (prod. by $uicideboy$)
17. “Get Back” Feat. T Shyne & Slim Jxmmi (prod. by Wheezy & TM88)
18. “What Did I Do” (prod. by $uicideboy$)


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Los Angeles, CA – The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday night (September 17) at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The ceremony, presented by television show host Stephen Colbert, saw a number of luminaries from the world of television go down in the history books.

Donald Glover – known musically as Childish Gambino – took home two awards for his show Atlanta. The first accolade won by Gambino was for Outstanding Directing In a Comedy Series, making him the first black person to win the award in the ceremony’s history. Glover also nabbed the award for Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series.

“I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list,” Glover said while accepting his second award of the night. “He’s probably the only reason I’m up here.”


Juicy J bridges the gap by working with some of the artists he influenced. The Three 6 Mafia member has released his Highly Intoxicated project, which features $uicideboy$ producing nine of its 18 tracks.

The New Orleans duo’s style is heavily shaped by the sound cultivated by DJ Paul and Juicy J in the ’90s, so the collaboration is a natural fit. The veteran MC/producer also brings in buzzing artists like Cardi B and XXXTENTACION as well as established acts like Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross to appear on the project.

A few weeks ago, Juicy J teased fans with a skewed look at the tracklist for his Highly Intoxicated project. Now, he has actually revealed it to the world along with the cover art for the tape.

The Memphis rap pioneer shared the news via Instagram on Sunday (September 17), confirming a star-studded lineup of guests for the project. Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Cardi B, Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd and XXXTENTACION are among the big names appearing on the tape, which drops on Monday (September 18). Production is mostly handled by New Orleans duo $uicideboy$ with additional contributions by Southside, Tarentino and TM88.


Atlanta, GA – Roughly three months after its release, 2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music has been certified gold by the RIAA. The Atlanta rapper officially reached over 500,000 units sold on September 13.

The Def Jam Recordings artist, who turned 39 on September 12, took to Instagram to share the good news on Friday (September 15) and predicated it would hit platinum soon.

“Birthday all month bihhh surprise turn up @escobaratlanta last nite was a vibe !!,” he captioned the photo. “oh yeh album is on the way to being platinum.”

Birthday all month bihhh surprise turn up @escobaratlanta last nite was a vibe !!oh yeh album is on the way to being platinum 🙌🏿

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Kendrick Lamar‘s major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, is already considered a hip-hop classic by many critics, but before the album went on to sell over a million copies, the record went through multiple revisions. In a joint interview alongside TDE label boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Kendrick Lamar has revealed that he scrapped and remade his second album good kid, m.A.A.d city several times before it was released.

Speaking to Billboard, Kendrick said “Yeah, we did good kid about three, four times before the world got to it.”

As for what the process involved, he said, “New songs, new everything. I wanted to tell that story, but I had to execute it. My whole thing is about execution. The songs can be great, the hooks can be great, but if it’s not executed well, then it’s not a great album.”

Even though good Kid, m.A.A.d City didn’t drop until 2012, Kendrick revealed that he’d been working on it since at least 2009, when TDE published The Kendrick Lamar EP.

Speaking on why he decided not to use a rap name and instead perform under his given name, Kendrick referred to the process of working on his early EPs and albums. “It’s got to be real, it’s got to be my story,” he said. “It’s got to be some shit that not only I feel, but everybody else can feel. That was the initial idea: I’m going to give a small piece of my backstory before my debut album. Because good kid was already prepped.”


André 3000 has joined the cast of the upcoming sci-fi film High Life, according to Variety. The picture, directed by French filmmaker Claire Denis, is reported to revolve around a group of prison convicts who reduce their time behind bars by embarking on a dangerous mission to a black hole.

Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson and British actress Mia Goth are already confirmed to lead the cast while Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Ewan Mitchell, Jessie Ross and Claire Tran are also reported to star. Filming is set to take place in Cologne, Germany.

3 Stacks has appeared in a variety of film and television roles throughout his career. In 2005, the Outkast rapper starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese Gibson in John Singleton’s Four Brothers. He also garnered acclaim for his portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in 2014’s Jimi: All Is by My Side. Last year, André 3000 was a recurring cast member in the second season of ABC’s American Crime.

He opened up about his current attitude toward making music during an interview with Complex last month. The ATL rapper admitted that he is happy to let the newer artists take the reigns, even revealing that he liked not being a part of rap right now.

“Rapping is like being a boxer,” André said. “No matter how great you are or were at a certain time, the older you get, the slower you get — I don’t care who you are. And I can feel that coming on. There’s always a new wave of artists, and sometimes I’m just like, ‘I’m good. I’ll let the young guys do it.’”

“I kind of like not being a part of [rap], now that I’ve done it,” he continued. “As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it — the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way. Even with Outkast — if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that.”

Benjamin has previously flexed his acting skills in Four Brothers, Idlewild, and Jimi: All Is by My Side and appeared in ABC’s TV series American Crime.

As for any future music from 3000, the elusive rapper told Complex that he’s content with allowing the “new wave of artists” to shine and music no longer interests him. “I don’t get much happiness from doing music like that — I get happiness from pleasing who I’m working with, and helping them, and seeing them be excited.”


Cardi B. has a breakthrough hit with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” and the rapper said she’s ready to follow the single’s success with an album next month.

“I have an album coming. It will be dropping in October. I’m an October baby,” Cardi B., who turns 25 on Oct. 11, said in a recent interview. “I’m a little nervous to put the project out, but I think it’s going to be pretty good.”

Cardi B. said she’s nervous because there’s “a lot of pressure on” her after the success of “Bodak Yellow,” which is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, just under Taylor Swift’s comeback hit “Look What You Made Me Do.”

“Everybody’s waiting to see what I’m going to have next and it’s like, ‘…I hope people love it,’” she added. “But I have confidence. I really do.”

“Bodak Yellow” has become a No. 1 hit on both the R&B and rap charts, and is one of the year’s most streamed songs. The New York-born rapper, who first gained attention on Instagram, appeared on the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop” before the song’s massive success. The song has helped her become one of the few solo female acts to launch a major hit on the pop charts, which has recently been dominated by male performers for the last two years.

“It feels amazing and it’s overwhelming. It’s like, it fills me up with lot of happiness and a lot of joy,” she said. “It’s just like unbelievable. I’ve been through so many things and I worked so hard for me to be here, and it’s like I’m finally here getting what I wanted, (and getting) the respect from other artists and from everybody.”

One of those artists is Beyonce.

“I’m surprised Beyonce liked me,” Cardi B. squealed. “I met Beyonce!”

“It’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ That’s how it feels like. I can’t talk, I can’t breathe,” she added.

When asked what female rappers she’d like to work with, Cardi B. said: “Well, all of them.” She listed Lil Kim, Trina and Remy Ma as some of her idols.

Cardi B. said she’s been finding time to treat herself in between studio recordings, concerts and photo shoots.

“The first splurge that I did I bought like an $80,000 watch but that’s because I’m a rapper. I need jewelry,” she said, laughing.


Fans of Memphis rap legend Juicy J were pleasantly surprised to see his memorable song “Slob On My Knob” trending on Apple Music on Sunday (September 10).

The record was a staple of Juicy J’s mixtape days but got a wider release on the 1999 album CrazyNDaLazDayz, the sole LP by Three 6 Mafia spin-off group Tear Da Club Up Thugs. Although the track wasn’t a chart-topping hit, it became a cult classic.

“That was a song I wrote when I was in 11th grade,” Juicy J told Complex in 2011. “I was in a history class with this dude named Papa Owens, at North Side High School.”

“Every time I perform, whether it’s Japan, Italy — wherever — I have to perform that track,” he told Vibe Magazine in 2014. “They know it, word for word.”

Fans on Twitter shared their collective excitement — and surprise — about the classic song’s resurgence.

The sharp rise in the song’s popularity over the last 24-48 hours might be attributed to DJ Tommy Madera. The Florida-based DJ posted the following video showing a transition between the song and A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane,” which pays homage to the classic, borrowing flows and even reworks some of the bars.

No matter what the catalyst was, the song is back in rotation. If you haven’t heard it in a while or never even knew it existed before now, give it a spin.



Eminem and Dr. Dre aren’t just working on Slim Shady’s new album. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two are also crafting some original music for the new battle rap film Bodied. The movie, which is produced by Eminem, made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last week and garnered a positive reception.

The version shown at TIFF reportedly didn’t include much original music, so Eminem is making a few songs of his own to add once it’s ready for wider distribution. Marshall Mathers and longtime manager Paul Rosenberg decided to recruit Dre for a couple tracks too, adding to the star power.

Although Bodied was well-received at TIFF, it was not without controversy. The vulgar and racist language used in the film raised some questions for some of its audience, particularly those unfamiliar with battle rap. Director Joseph Kahn defended its use while noting that it wasn’t an endorsement of the words either.

“The battle rap world is an underground message of free speech,” he told THR. “But the film doesn’t automatically take the side of free speech because there’s still the question that we’re asking: ‘Is there a limit to it?’ It’s a legitimate question.”


A Michigan man is suing Rae Sremmurd after attending one of the duo’s concerts in October 2016, reports TMZ.

According to the unidentified man’s lawyer, he’s filed a lawsuit alleging Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi launched a bottle full of water into the crowd without considering the consequences.

In the court docs, the man claims he was hit so forcefully that “a chunk of his face” was torn off and he was forced to go to the hospital. He says he suffered permanent scarring and disfigurement.