Hip-Hop

Anonymous Hacks Chicago Police Scanners to Play N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police”

N.W.A. As the protests over George Floyd’s death and normalized police brutality continue into a new week, we’ve seen everything from celebrities marching in the streets to tone-deaf remixes of Martin Luther King Jr. speeches. Over the weekend, the notorious hacker group Anonymous joined the fray by tapping into Chicago Police Department’s radios and playing N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police”. This past Saturday, the notorious hacker group returned to social media to announce their solidarity with the protestors fighting racism and corruption in the US. “If the police can’t restrain themselves and are shooting reporters, kicking protesters, punching protesters, and engaging in violence — how can anyone expect the people to restrain themselves? People are done being brutalised and murdered,” they t...

Chance the Rapper Defends George Floyd Protestors: ‘Damaging Property Is Not Violent’

Chance the Rapper is coming to the defense of protesters across the nation. The Chicago MC took to Twitter on Saturday (May 30) to address protests in Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., where citizens are flooding the streets over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. “If you hold a pen at a publication, this is the time be carefully intent with your words. Do not demonize the people that are being beat and battered in the streets,” Chance wrote. “Damaging property is not violent. But the actions of the state have been. It must be documented justly.” Earlier this week, a video of Floyd’s death surfaced showing Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Floyd f...

Dr. Dre on George Floyd’s Death: ‘Felt Like That Cop Had His Knee on All of Our Necks’

Dr. Dre joined Lil Wayne to speak about the “extremely painful” death of George Floyd, the unarmed Minneapolis resident killed by a police officer who kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes, on Apple Music‘s Young Money Radio Friday night (May 29). “It’s like, man, that situation, it hurt my heart. My heart is still aching,” Dr. Dre said. “And it felt like that cop had his knee on all of our necks, meaning black men. And yeah, it’s extremely painful. It’s extremely painful because it keeps going on. It continues to go on and it’s like, ‘What can we do? Or what do we need to do to make this thing stop? What is supposed to happen to make this thing stop? It has to stop. What the… is supposed to happen?'R...

Lil Wayne on George Floyd’s Death: “If We Want to Place the Blame on Anybody, It Should Be Ourselves”

Lil Wayne has addressed the killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died with the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin on his neck. In a conversation with Fat Joe on Instagram Live on Friday, Wayne said, “If we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing.” The controversial remarks came after a conversation about the time a police officer saved Wayne’s life. At the age of 12, the precocious rapper discharged a hand-gun and shot himself in the chest. Robert Hooper, an off-duty cop whom Weezy referred to as “Uncle Bob,” appeared on the scene. He said that, on the way to the hospital, Cooper “sat in the backseat with me and held me in his arms.” At the conclusion of that story, Fat Joe asked Lil Wayne about the death of...

Killer Mike Gives Impassioned Plea to Atlanta Protestors: “It is Not Time to Burn Down Your Own Home”

Anger over the murder of George Floyd boiled over into the streets of America on Friday night. In cities across America, protestors confronted police, leading to tense, often violent scenes which played out live on television. In fact, in Atlanta, one of the more harrowing clashes took place inside the lobby of CNN’s headquarters, as officers struggled to push back protestors seeking to enter the building. During a press conference alongside Atlanta’s mayor on Friday night, Killer Mike made an impassioned plea to residents of Atlanta asking them to not vandalize their city while also expressing rage over the circumstances that led to the evening’s events. “We have to be better than burning down our own homes because if we lose Atlanta, what else we got?” Killer Mike asked. “It is your...

Lil Wayne Releases Deluxe Edition of Funeral: Stream

Without any advanced notice, Lil Wayne has delivered a deluxe edition of his latest album Funeral. The expanded version adds eight new tracks and includes collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Tory Lanez, Doja Cat, Jessie Reyez, Benny The Butcher, and Conway The Machine. Stream it below via Apple Music or… Please click the link below to read the full article. Lil Wayne Releases Deluxe Edition of Funeral: Stream Alex Young You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

Watch Miguel Pay Tribute to George Floyd With Moving ‘Candles in the Sun’ Virtual Performance

Miguel honored George Floyd, an unarmed black man from Minnesota who was killed Monday (May 25) at the hands of police officers, during his virtual performance of “Candles in the Sun” last night (May 28). Performing as part of the #CokeStudioSessions hosted on BeApp, a new livestream concert platform, Miguel laid face down on the ground with his hands behind his back to emulate Floyd’s position when ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee down on his neck. He crooned the forlorn ballad from his 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream, which generally speaks out on the injustice that minorities regularly experience. “Hey, I say we’re all created equal/ That’s what they teach us/ But that ain’t how we treat each other/ Naw, that ain’t how we treat ea...

Gunna Gearing Up for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Plus: The 1975 set for top 10 debut with “Notes on a Conditional Form.” Gunna is set for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Sources suggest his new effort, Wunna, may launch atop next week’s tally with perhaps over 100,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 28. Nearly all of the album’s first-week units will be driven by streaming activity. Wunna was released on May 22 via Young Stoner Life/300. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which comprises traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the June 6-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Wunna could debut at No. 1) is scheduled t...

Killer Mike Supports Black Gun Ownership In New Op-Ed

America is a nightmare, a reality that’s hardly lost on Killer Mike of Run the Jewels. In a new op-ed for Colorlines, the rapper and activist has called on black communities across the country to embrace the second amendment. “My message to Black people across the country is the same today as it was a year ago: the only person you can count on to protect yourself and your family is you,” Killer Mike wrote under his legal name Michael Render. “God gave you the right to use whatever tools are available to defend your rights. Nothing—including gun ownership—should be discarded. I encourage gun ownership to my wife, my son and daughters, your sons and daughters and all Black people.” Killer Mike went on to reference several historical figures who shared similar sentiments, particularly Harriet...

Rosalía and Travis Scott Reunite on New Single “TKN”: Stream

Rosalía has reunited with Travis Scott for a new single called “TKN”. It arrives alongside a music video directed by CANADA. Watch it below. Discussing the song in a statement, Rosalía remarked, “Travis is an artist who I’ve admired a lot since the beginning of his career and I can’t imagine a better artist to collaborate with on this song. I feel that now is the moment to release this song, after so many months of staying indoors, missing freedom or being with people we love. I hope ‘TKN’ gives you energy, makes you dance, and gives you strength if you’re going through difficult times.” “TKN” marks Rosalía and Scott’s second collaboration. Previously, Rosalía jumped on a remix of Scott’s “Highest in the Room” alongside Lil Baby. It’s also Rosalía’s third single of the year following ...

Flatbush Zombies Announce now, more than ever EP, Share “iamlegend”: Stream

Flatbush Zombies have announced the new EP now, more than ever. With the June 5th release date fast approaching, the hip-hop trio have shared the lead single “iamlegend”. now, more than ever is their first official release since 2018’s Vacation in Hell. Compared to that 80-minute epic, releasing an EP is a change of pace. The six-track effort features guest vocals from UK singer Sophie Faith, and song titles that hearken back to some of their favorite themes, such as “herb” and “blessings”. As for the single, “iamlegend” is a ferocious first volley. This stunt track comes with slick flows and wildly varied deliveries. Meechy Darko attacks the lyrics like they murdered his parents, while Zombie Juice takes the hook at a whisper. Erik the Architect finds middle ground to bring up t...

Cardi B Claps Back at Troll Who Shaded Her and Daughter Kulture’s Love With This Sweet Video

Cardi B took to social media on Wednesday (May 27) to shut down a troll who attempted to shade her relationship with her daughter, Kulture. The drama all started when a Twitter user took aim at the rapper’s mothering, writing, “Kulture don’t like her momma and that’s the funniest part…every video she be ignoring tf outta all that screaming.” In her response, Cardi decided to clap back with sweetness, posting an adorable video of with the toddler (whom she shares with Migos rapper Offset), captioned “Loud and wrong.” In the 10-second clip, the star lies in her bed, urging Kulture to show her some love. “Give mommy kiss, give mommy kiss,” Cardi says. The toddler obliges by removing her pacifier and planting a sweet kiss on Mom. Watch the adorab...