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Eminem’s freestyle at 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards garnered a tremendous amount of attention due to Slim Shady’s lyrics about President Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the televised version as well as the one released online were censored, so fans could not hear the unfiltered words of Marshall Mathers.

Shade 45’s DJ Caesar rectified this by premiering the uncensored version, which now has a beat attached to it, on Eminem’s uncut Hip Hop radio channel.

Slim Shady has been frequently popping up in headlines as of late. His ninth studio album is rumored to be coming in November.



Fans expected to catch Lil Wayne live in action at the Colonial Life Arena in South Carolina on Sunday (Oct. 1), but they were sadly mistaken. Weezy was reportedly a no-show after he refused to go through mandatory security checks to enter the building. Now, a number of people are demanding their money back.

Managers of the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia reportedly said Lil Wayne wouldn’t enter the building when security workers tried to uphold “the venue’s standard safety procedures.” They added that no exception would be made for fear they would “jeopardize safety.”

The concert went on without him, and 2 Chainz, Cardi B and Tory Lanez opened the show as planned.

Neither Wayne nor his camp have spoken publicly about the incident.

Representatives of Colonial Life Arena said they received the letter about retracting the offer to refund tickets. They said they are negotiating with the promoters but stated no refunds will be made on Monday at 10 a.m. as originally planned.

“CLA disagrees with that decision. We are in discussions with the promoters and will continue to represent the interest of our patrons regarding refunds,” the statement from Colonial Life Arena said. “As we continue to seek a positive outcome for our patrons, we ask for your patience and apologize for this inconvenience.”

The promoters reason for denying a refund? The say Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., wasn’t the event’s headliner.

“Each artist on the 2nd Annual Fall Ball is a headlining act in their own right,” the promoters statement said. “All of our flyers and promotions has never once mentioned Lil Wayne as the headliner nor mentioned this as a Lil Wayne concert.”

The Fall Ball also featured 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez and Cardi B. Those performers’ concerts took place as planned.

In fact, the promoters said it was their preference to have Cardi B perform as the last act of the night since she has a single in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. The promoters explained both 2Chainz and Lil Wayne both threatened to cancel if Cardi B was the last act to perform.

“We respectfully ask that the refund request be retracted immediately,” the promoters said.

Lil Wayne’s representative didn’t respond to an email seeking comment Sunday.


Nearly six months after the release of DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, “HUMBLE.” is currently the second most streamed song of the year, according to Hits Daily Double. The number of YTD (year-to-date) audio streams for the DAMN. single stands at 465,231,000.

The top spot on the chart went to Puerto Rican singers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito.”

“DNA.” (#15), “LOVE.” (#27), “LOYALTY.” (#39) and “ELEMENT.” (#48) are also featured on Hits Daily Double’s YTD Top 50 Audio Streams chart. With five songs on the list, the Compton MC is also the artist with the most singles on that particular chart.

The news was shared on social media by the official Twitter account for Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), K. Dot’s label.

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T.I.’s Hustle Gang was expected to release its first studio album last month, but it never came to be. The delay won’t be too long though as the collective is now set to drop their debut, We Want Smoke, on October 13. With the release date quickly approaching, T.I. got into promo mode by sharing the cover art and tracklist for the LP.

The crew’s upcoming album features 13 tracks with a mix of established Hip Hop artists and some still making headway in their careers. Young Thug, Trae Tha Truth, Young Dro, B.o.B and of course T.I. represent the biggest names appearing on the album. Other notable contributors include RaRa, Translee, London Jae and Tokyo Jetz.

View the cover art and tracklist for Hustle Gang’s We Want Smoke below.

1. Want Smoke f. London Jae, Yung Booke, Young Dro & T.I.
2. Friends f. T.I., RaRa, Brandon Rossi, Tokyo Jetz, Trae Tha Truth & Young Dro
3. Game 7 f. T.I., Brandon Rossi & RaRa
4. That Bag f. Young Thug, T.I., Young Dro & Trev Case
5. Trappin On Forgis f. T.I., Lex, Trae Tha Truth & London Jae
6. Go Off f. B.o.B, T.I., Yung Booke, Tokyo Jetz, Trae Tha Truth & Young Dro
7. So High f. Peanut da Don, London Jae, Young Dro & T.I.
8. Gateway f. Translee, Yung Booke, Tokyo Jetz & Ink
9. My Block f. T.I., London Jae, Young Dro, B.o.B & 5ive Mics
10. Do No Wrong f. GFMBRYYCE, Young Dro & T.I.
11. Still Young f. B.o.B, Translee & T.I.
12. Talk My Shit f. Peanut da Don, Trae Tha Truth & Young Dro
13. Who Gone Check Me f. GFMBRYYCE, Translee, Yung Booke, Young Dro & T.I.


Although XXXTENTACION’s face tattoos were noticeably absent, it still appears that actor/model Tyrese took to Instagram to clown the polarizing rapper, citing him as an example for why he doesn’t use drugs.

“When you look in the mirror after drinking and smoking and popping every pill they tell you to pop from these hip hop songs,” he wrote on Saturday morning (September 20). “My whole life I’ve proudly always said #NoToDrugs.”

The photo strongly resembles the Broward County, Florida native, who recently shaved off his eyebrows and dyed his signature dreads grey. One commenter chided the Fast & Furious star for “bullying,” writing, “This is Bullying.. if u think this man is on drugs u should reach out privately to help him. Not publicly try to embarrass him. At the end of the day this is someone’s child.”

Others applauded him for even broaching the topic of drugs in Hip Hop.

“I usually don’t agree with your rants but I’m grateful you were man enough to say something about the current state of hip hop,” one Instagram user wrote. “God knows somebody needs too. Thank you @tyrese.”


Washington, D.C. – Celebrated comedian and Hip Hop enthusiast Dave Chappelle was honored with the key to Washington D.C. on Friday (September 29), according to WJLA. Mayor Muriel Bowser presented the symbolic gesture at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts where Chappelle graduated in 1991.

“Some very special native Washingtonians have dedicated their lives to making Washington, DC better, and they’ve gone above and beyond to show others what makes the nation’s capital the best city in the world,” Bowser said. “Dave Chappelle reminds us what it means to live a life filled with purpose, meaning, and laughter.”

Chappelle, famous for Chappelle’s Show characters like Tyrone Biggums and Clayton Bigsby, shouted out his alma mater and other D.C. schools during his acceptance speech at this year’s Emmy Awards, prompting the #DCPublicSchools hashtag on Twitter.

The D.C. native was awarded his first Emmy — Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series — on September 17 for his appearance on last season’s Saturday Night Live, which also featured musical guests A Tribe Called Quest.


Azealia Banks may have just opened the doors to beef with Cardi B, but it appears that the doors to the musician’s feud with Nicki Minaj have officially been closed.

On Friday (September 29), Banks uploaded a series of screen captures to Instagram, showing a direct message conversation with Nicki.

The convo begins with Banks wanting “to apologize for whatever catty shit I’ve said to and or about you in the past.” She then offered praise to the Jamaica, Queens MC, writing, “I really do enjoy your artistry and think you’re so intelligent and clever. You have a really brilliant art mind and often times remind me a lot of myself.”

Following a handful of messages from Banks, Minaj offered a simple and cordial response.

“You’re very talented & very smart. Focus on what really matters from now on,” Nicki Minaj wrote.



Earlier this week, Banks criticized Cardi B, calling her a “poor man’s Nicki” in a series of tweets that—of course—have since been deleted. The disparaging remarks were met with predictable backlash, including from Cardi B herself. Shortly after Banks’ original comments caught fire, Cardi shared a clip of Banks clearly enjoying herself to the sounds of Cardi’s No. 1 phenomenon “Bodak Yellow.”

As for Minaj, she’s currently planning to enter what sounds like the most important chapter of her career yet. In a must-read chat with Dazed earlier this month, Minaj teased the return of Roman and said her new era will be “a billion times more epic than anything ‘Anaconda’ could have delivered.”


Hollywood, CA – Yo Gotti affiliate Corey McClendon was booked on Wednesday (September 27) for an attempted murder charge following the Hollywood shooting of Young Dolph on Tuesday (September 26). According to USA Today, McClendon has been released without charges.

Los Angeles District Attorney office spokesman Greg Risling said the 42-year-old man was released early Friday (September 29) after prosecutors requested “further investigation” by police.

McClendon had been held for 48 hours on a $1 million bond. Risling explained that under California law, “if you are arrested and booked and no charges are filed within 48 hours, you have to be released.”

He also added that police must “come back to us with a case and then (the district attorney) will decide whether to file charges” after further investigation.

Police are still looking for two other people suspected of being involved in the altercation outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel that led to the shooting. Members of Gotti and Dolph’s entourages were both staying at the same hotel.

Following the afternoon incident, Dolph was rushed to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition. He is expected to survive.


New York City, NY – DJ Paul admits he feels like ‘90s Hip Hop is back with the recent spate of artists who have sampled tracks from Three 6 Mafia’s discography.

During a recent interview with Mass Appeal, DJ Paul cited A$AP Ferg, G-Eazy and Desiigner as some artists who are using Three 6’s music in 2017.

“People just really getting on it,” DJ Paul says. “The fans [have] been on it forever but a lot of people are only just really discovering it. Like, ‘Holy shit, what is this?’ Like it just came out because it goes with what’s going on right now. It’s like the ‘90s are back. We got a lot of kids – shout-out to the whole A$AP crew. A$AP Ferg new single ‘Plain Jane’ [is] fucking killing it right now. That’s a remake of ‘Slob on the Knob.’ The new G-Eazy, he got a little feel of ‘Slob on the Knob’ with A$AP Rocky and Cardi B. Desiigner sampled ‘Tear da Club Up.’ I know some hot, hot rappers in L.A. got Jheri curls. Did you know that Jheri curls is back? Jheri curls [is] back. Hard! I’m like, ‘Dammit!’ I love it because I’m from that age.”

Elsewhere in the interview, DJ Paul spoke on the wide range of influences that inspired Three 6 Mafia’s music.

“The whole East Coast, North East Coast – Public Enemy, LL Cool J, all those guys, [that’s] where I got my sampling techniques from listening to all those guys,” he said. “The bass and the dance of the beats, the bounce and all that came from Luke Skyywalker and 2 Live Crew, DJ Magic Mike and all those guys. The shit-talking came from Willie D, Geto Boys and N.W.A – just saying whatever the fuck.”


Ever since Cardi B’s ascent began, rumors of a supposed feud with Nicki Minaj have popped up despite the mutual admiration they’ve publicly displayed. The rumors continued to look baseless on Monday (September 25) when Minaj congratulated Cardi on “Bodak Yellow” reaching the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Congratulations to a fellow NEW YAWKA on a RECORD BREAKING achievement,” she tweeted. “Bardi, this is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it??? @iamcardib.”

“Thank you!!” Cardi B responded soon after. “This means sooo much coming from you!!”

The record-breaking achievement that Minaj referred to was Cardi B becoming the first female rapper to reach #1 with a solo track since Lauryn Hill. Hill, the only other woman to accomplish the feat, reached #1 in 1998 with her hit single “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

Although Minaj has not reached the #1 spot herself, she knows quite a bit about finding success on the charts. Three of Minaj’s songs — “Anaconda” (#2), “Super Bass” (#3) and “Starship” (#5) — cracked the Top 5 over the course of her career. Earlier this year, she surpassed the legendary Aretha Franklin for most ever songs to chart on the Hot 100 by a woman.