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#DXCLUSIVE: Otis Clapp Explores Mental Health In “Talk To Myself Part 2” Video

HipHopDX Premiere: Otis Clapp is back with a new visual for “Talk To Myself Part 2.” The Queens-bred MC wrote the song during a time when he was battling depression. Produced by Ricky Vaughn, the track serves as the follow-up to “Talk To Myself Pt. 1,” and walks listeners through Clapp’s journey with depression, self-doubt and fear of change. “As a dude that goes through periods of depression and deals with anxiety quite regularly, mental health is a super important topic to me,” he explains to HiphopDX. “It’s a topic I’ve probably been too embarrassed to talk about in the past. “I saw firsthand what it’s like to keep it all bottled in, it was empty and damaging. This song is a journey through that struggle, but also a transition out of it.” Clapp joins the increasing number of artists tac...

YFN Lucci Reportedly Arrested In Atlanta

On Saturday (July 14), YFN Lucci was reportedly arrested in Atlanta and later released on bond. According to The Shade Room, Lucci was taken to the Atlanta Detention Center and released the following morning (July 15). It’s unclear why he was arrested, but a woman in the area caught the situation on video. Lucci didn’t outright comment on the arrest but he did say, “The police was hating on me,” while displaying one of his cars on his Instagram Stories. He also quoted Tupac’s “Picture Me Rollin” lyric about “flossin’ a Benz on rims that isn’t stolen” in another IG post. By Sunday night, he was in New York, celebrating at Angels strip club.

T.I. Reportedly Slapped With 3 Misdemeanor Charges For Drunken Security Guard Incident

Henry County, GA – T.I. has been charged with three misdemeanors stemming from an altercation with a security guard back in May. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Henry County prosecutors charged the Grand Hustle boss with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct on Friday (July 13). However, he likely won’t face jail time. The security guard, Euwan James, was eventually terminated from his position for the way he handled the situation. Tip’s attorney, Steve Sadow, reportedly called the charges “baseless, ill-founded and unjustified.” “T.I. never threatened or acted in a violent manner towards Euwan James, the security guard,” Sadow said. “Indeed, we understand the security guard was fired for the way he handled the situation with T.I. “We had sincerely hoped ...

Boosie Badazz Goes Ballistic After Baby Mama Accuses Him Of Having Her Brother Killed

Boosie Badazz has responded to allegations brought forth by his daughter’s mother, Rochelle Wagner. On Monday (July 16), Wagner recorded a video on Instagram alleging Boosie is responsible for her brother’s death. The Baton Rouge rapper was accused of paying $2,800 to Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding to kill Wagner’s brother, Terry Boyd, in October 2009. He was acquitted of having any involvement in Boyd’s murder three years later for lack of evidence. But Wagner is clear — she believes Boosie is guilty. “I still have to deal with that,” she says. “That was mixed emotions. I couldn’t explain that to my daughter at the time. She was 5. ‘Your uncle got killed by your daddy.’ Like, that ain’t nothing I could have told her at the time, even though he got acquitted. It ain’t what the streets have. ...

6 God: Drake Earns Most No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Songs Among Rappers

The history book of Drake’s career achievements keeps adding new chapters. The OVO superstar’s latest feat — earning a No. 1 record for his viral sensation “In My Feelings” — makes him the rapper with the most songs to ever top the Billboard Hot 100. Drake’s six No. 1 songs have allowed him to surpass Eminem, Diddy and Ludacris for the distinction. He quickly ascended up the rankings in 2018, scoring three No. 1 songs over a six month period. All three tracks — “God’s Plan,” “Nice For What” and “In My Feelings” — appear on Drake’s latest album, Scorpion. The double LP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 due to a record-breaking amount of streams. Prior to this year, all of Drake’s No. 1 songs were collaborations. He scored his first chart-topper, “What’s My Name?” with Rihanna, in 2010. ...

Slim Jxmmi Blindsided By Security Guard Trying To Tackle Fan

Ottawa, ON – Slim Jxmmi took a blindside hit like an NFL quarterback over the weekend at the 2018 Ottawa Bluesfest. During Rae Sremmurd’s performance on Saturday night (July 14), a fan jumped on the stage and disrupted the set. As Jxmmi pushed the fan away, a security guard rushed to the scene in an attempt to remove the unwanted guest. Unfortunately, the guard ended up crushing Jxmmi in the process. As seen in footage from the event, the lineman-sized staff member barrelled into Jxmmi while attempting to subdue the fan. Swae Lee tried to keep the performance going but checked in on his brother following the collison. Jxmmi was able to get back to his feet and walk it off despite being on the receiving end of an unexpected tackle. Check out the video below. [embedded content]

Saul Williams Releases New Song As Kickstarter Campaign Nears Its Goal

Spoken word poet Saul Williams is nearing the $150,000 goal for his Neptune Frost project’s Kickstarter campaign, so he’s let loose a new musical offering for fans. Williams has released a song titled “The Flaw You Worship” as a thank you to fans who have dealt with the recent self-promotion for his Kickstarter campaign. “As a way of thanking all of you who have put up with me posting way more than usual- got me feeling like a preacher trying to raise funds to fix the roof before the church anniversary – I’ve released a new song – The Flaw You Worship,” Williams wrote in an Instagram posted shared on Saturday (July 14). As of Monday (July 16), Williams’ Kickstarter has raised around $145,000. The campaign was created to raise funds for a film version of his graphic novel and musical Neptun...

JAY-Z, Beyoncé & Cardi B Top 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

MTV has unveiled the nominees for the 2018 Video Music Awards, which will air live on August 20 from New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Cardi B leads the way with 10 nominations, including Artist of the Year. Beyoncé and JAY-Z, aka The Carters, have the second most nominations with eight. The power couple is in contention for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration, among others. Drake and Childish Gambino each earned seven nominations, while Young Thug was able to secure four bids. Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, Lil Pump and Logic are among the other Hip Hop nominees. Check out all the nominees below. VIDEO OF THE YEARAriana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic RecordsBruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic RecordsCamila Cabello ...

Tekashi 6ix9ine Free After Posting $5K Bail In Texas

Days after it was reported that divisive rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine would be released from Rikers  Island after posting $150,000 in bail, the rapper surrendered to authorities in Texas and posted bail, allowing him to walk away a free man, at least for now. According to TMZ, he arrived in Texas just after midnight on Monday (July 16), and after paying $5,000 in bail charges, was free to leave. His official arraignment was reportedly set for Friday. Footage from outside the courtroom showed 6ix9ine wearing a white dress shirt and pink tie. [embedded content] The case, which stems from an alleged January 6 choking incident at the Galleria Mall in Houston that involved a 16-year-old boy, could land 6ix9ine a year-long stay in jail in he’s found guilty. Shortly after his release from Rikers, the r...

Hip Hop Album Sales: Future & Meek Mill Hit Billboard 200’s Top 10

Hip Hop has dominated the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending July 12. Drake is still in the No. 1 spot with Scorpion, while Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys moves up a spot from last week to land at No. 2. Elsewhere on the chart, Future makes his debut at No. 3 with his streaming-only mixtape Beastmode 2 and Meek Mill’s first project post-prison, the Legends Of The Summer EP, hits the chart at No. 9. Meanwhile, projects from Cardi B, XXXTENTACION, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, JAY-Z and Beyoncé (The Carters) all hold down the Top 10. Nothing Can Stop Him Despite a 54 percent drop in sales, Drake’s Scorpion still wears the proverbial Billboard 200 crown this week. With 335,328 total album equivalent units (29,254 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 390,977,004), the Toronto powe...

Snoop Dogg’s Alleged Cheating Comes With Celina Powell Receipts

Celina Powell, the woman who recently admitted to lying about carrying Offset’s baby, is at it again. This time, she’s bringing Snoop Dogg with her. Over the weekend, the Instagram personality — also known as “The Black Widow” —  claimed she hooked up with the West Coast gangsta rap legend while listening to his gospel album, Bible Of Love.  “We fucked to his gospel album,” she tweeted. We fucked to his gospel album https://t.co/cFTSQVCGrn — CELINA POWELL (@xocelina187) July 15, 2018 Powell also shared video footage of the long-married Snoop allegedly FaceTiming her and an alleged conversation the two had. During the exchange, they both share photos of themselves half-dressed [click through for the video]. It’s funny though. Snoop Dogg is always telling Kanye West that he needs a black wom...

Starlito Drops “At WAR With Myself Too” Project

After teaming up with MobSquad Nard for the collaborative Open Cases EP in June, Starlito is back with a new solo release titled At War With Myself Too. The project is a sequel to the laid-back lyricist’s @ WAR w/ Myself mixtape, which dropped in 2011. Lito’s latest work features 11 tracks and production by DJ Burn One, Bandplay and Trakksounds, among others. Check out Starlito’s At WAR With Myself Too stream, cover art and tracklist below. 1. Where I’ve Been2. No Rules3. Bet Back4. Grudge 2.05. Sometimes6. Wasn’t Wrong f. B Rad7. Have It All8. Ain’t Gonna Ride For Me9. Crying In the Car10. Stay Humble f. B Rad11. You Don’t Know the Half