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FX Hosts “Atlanta: Robbin’ Season” Kickback Party During All-Star Weekend 2018

Los Angeles, CA – FX teamed up with Complex last week to host a party for the highly anticipated Atlanta: Robbin’ Season, the second season of FX’s hit show created by Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. The kickback festivities were held just west of Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday (February 15) in the midst of NBA All-Star Weekend 2018. Special cocktails were created for the event, and guests enjoyed an array of delicious southern eats over the course of the night. The sounds of the event were provided by DJ Drama, NTS Radio’s Ike Muna and DJ Umami, who is the official DJ for the Golden State Warriors. New Orleans bounce staple Big Freedia and dancer Mette Towley, who performed during N.E.R.D and Migos’ set at the NBA All-Star Game halftime show, were among those in attendance. [embedde...

Mick Jenkins Announces “or more … the frustration” EP

Mick Jenkins fans won’t be waiting long for some new music. The skilled lyricist has announced an upcoming EP titled or more … the frustration, hinting at a possible release over the next few days. “Anyways… this comes out in a day or 2 or 3 or more,” Jenkins wrote on Twitter. Anyways… this comes out in a day or 2 or 3 or more… pic.twitter.com/rdHLmJdU8f — spread love (@mickjenkins) February 22, 2018 Jenkins’ announcement came after a string of tweets describing his frustrations as an artist, hence the title. He also teased his upcoming LP, saying, “Just tryna get y’all ready for this amazing album.” Just know music is coming. 2017 was definitely year of getting it together for me…Glad I’m in the position to take a year to get shit together..no matter the frustrations really… — spread love...

Trae Tha Truth Explains He’s The “Hometown Hero” On New Album

Trae Tha Truth worked tirelessly to help the city of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. With that in mind, Hometown Hero is an appropriate name for his next album. HipHopDX spoke to Trae about what motivated him to choose this album title, and he shared a few different reasons for its selection. “A couple of things … that’s the city name [for me] as far as the people and as far as the adversity the people have faced,” Trae told DX. “The people are rooting for me at home and elsewhere too, so it just felt like the right title … Tomorrow, the news is also breaking that I go to court with Radio One. We trying to get that ban lifted. You know [they] gonna try to manipulate it, but it’s time to move forward.” The ABN leader also unveiled a March 16 release date for the album, sharing...

Tekashi 6ix9ine & His Crew Get Into Brawl At LAX Airport

Los Angeles, CA – Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was involved in a fight at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday (February 21), and the whole thing was caught on video. 6ix9ine’s crew initially kept him out of the confrontation but when fists started flying, he jumped into the fray. The action escalated, spilling out into the streets before eventually settling down. The video showed cops speaking to 6ix9ine after the altercation, and he pointed out that the whole incident was caught on camera. [embedded content] 6ix9ine bragged about coming away unscathed from the brawl shortly after the footage emerged online and promised to share the video with his followers on Instagram. He would soon upload a version of TMZ’s footage with his music dubbed over the audio. “STILL UNTOUCHE...

Towkio Doesn’t Die Premiering “WWW.” From 100K Feet Above Earth

These days, it takes more than simply putting out an album on streaming platforms to get attention. Chi-Town’s Towkio went to the extreme to premiere his forthcoming full-length project, WWW, the follow-up to 2016’s Community Service 2.  At approximately 11:11 a.m on Wednesday (February 21), the courageous SAVEMONEY rapper was launched 100,000 ft. into the air inside of a helium balloon where he played the forthcoming project. He then parachuted back to Earth. pic.twitter.com/MnQ5vtns4a — towkio (@towkio) February 21, 2018 Prior to the stunt, Towkio shared a video clip to his Twitter account with the caption, “Tomorrow @ 11:11 am cst I make history. I go up 100,000 ft dropping my album from space. Pray for me I love u.” Tomorrow @ 11:11 am cst I make history. I go up 100,000 ft dropping my...

.idk Describes How Losing His Mother Influenced “IWASVERYBAD”

Prince George’s County, MD – Many artists cite writing lyrics as a cathartic experience. It’s a way to purge all those pent up emotions that can sometimes become overwhelming. For .idk (formerly known as Jay IDK), his writing process is almost otherworldly. It also helped him through one of the most difficult times in his life — the loss of his mother in 2016. “It’s kinda like a out-of-body experience a lot of the time, where it’s like somebody else is doing some of the stuff,” .idk explains to HipHopDX. “‘Cause I even listen to the music, sometimes there’s a sign, and I’m surprised at some of the things that I’m able to write and say because I almost underestimate how smart I can be with certain lyrics. Because like I said, it’s out-of-body experience. You feel me?” [embedded content] Sin...

Thug Life: Remy Ma’s Sister Arrested For Allegedly Shooting & Hitting Woman With Car

Raleigh, NC – One of Remy Ma’s younger sisters, 27-year-old Remeesha Alesia Blount, was arrested on Monday night (February 19) after an incident outside of a Raleigh, North Carolina bar. According to The News & Observer, Blount is being held without bail at a local jail for allegedly shooting a woman and then running her over with her car in the End Zone bar parking lot. She’s being charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, three counts of assault with the weapon with intent to kill and shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in the city. Blount also allegedly fired bullets into a car containing three other women. The woman who was hit was rushed to the nearby WakeMed Hospital where she was listed in fair c...

Nicki Minaj’s Brother Still Fighting Child Rape Conviction

Months after being found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child, Jelani Maraj (brother of rapper Nicki Minaj) now wants the conviction completely thrown out. Page Six reports that Maraj’s sentencing was pushed back a month as his lawyer petitions to have his conviction dismissed. Maraj currently faces life in prison following November’s guilty verdict. Judge Robert McDonald has yet to rule on Maraj’s lawyer’s request to have the conviction tossed. When Maraj was on trial last year for the rape of his stepdaughter, his lawyer David Schwartz attempted to argue that the victim made up the rape claims as part of an elaborate $25 million extortion scheme. In addition to predatory sexual assault against a child, Maraj was also found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child.  

Director Ryan Coogler Humbled By Success Of “Black Panther”

After its first four days in theaters, Black Panther raked in over $242 million, the second best four-day run in U.S. history. In an open letter posted to Marvel’s Instagram account on Tuesday (February 20), director Ryan Coogler expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in making the film. The 31-year-old Oakland native admitted he never imagined Black Panther would have such reach and bring so many different walks of life together. “Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong,” Coogler wrote. “It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film. But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and s...

XXXTENTACION Dedicates Song To Parkland Shooting Victims

XXXTENTACION has released a new song dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting that took place at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week (February 14). here’s something new,the end words are dedicated to the survivors of the douglas shooting, enjoyhttps://t.co/WrMw0JPOni — MAKE OUT HILL – XXX (@xxxtentacion) February 21, 2018 The track, titled “HOPE,” comes in at 1:45 and features X singing softly over a smooth instrumental. He grew up about 20 miles away from Parkland, in nearby Lauderhill, Florida. “Rest in peace to all the kids that lost their lives in the Parkland shooting,” X says at the beginning of the track. “This song is dedicated to you.” In the album art on SoundCloud, he posted that the words at the end of the song are dedicated to those at ...

Lil Yachty Announces Release Date & Cover Art For “Lil Boat 2”

Atlanta, GA – After teasing the sequel to his Lil Boat mixtape last month, Lil Yachty has finally announced  more details for Lil Boat 2. The ATL rapper returned to social media on Tuesday night (February 20) to unveil the project’s cover art and March 9 release date. Lil Boat 2. March 9th. pic.twitter.com/MOIKPxtP9B — king of the youth (@lilyachty) February 21, 2018 March 9 is the same date Yachty dropped his Lil Boat mixtape two years ago. March 9th is the day Lil boat the mixtape turns 2. Btw. — king of the youth (@lilyachty) February 21, 2018 Lil Boat 2 isn’t the only project Lil Yachty has in the works. Back in November, the self-proclaimed “King of the Youth” revealed he was teaming up with Lil Pump for a new collaborative project. At the time, Yachty revealed the project would be re...

Trey Songz Accused Of Hitting Woman In The Face

Trey Songz could be in hot water after an alleged incident that took place over NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. TMZ reports that Songz is accused of hitting a woman at a party held on Saturday (February 17) in Hollywood Hills. The woman who filed the police report against Songz claims the singer became upset when he saw her talking to another man. She says they began to argue and that’s when she was allegedly hit by Songz. After being struck, she left for the hospital and was treated for minor injuries. She talked to police after her visit to the hospital. The case against Songz is currently being reviewed by the L.A. City Attorney. They will determine if the singer will be charged or not. Songz was sentenced to 18 months of probation last August after pleading guilty to two charges o...