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Doja Cat Drops Out Of The Weeknd’s Summer Tour, Slated To Have Surgery

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Getty Doja Cat charmed her way into the hearts of music fans with her personality and outsized talent, but it’ll be a while before she hits stages again. The “Say So” singer shared that she’ll drop out The Weeknd’s summer tour in order to recover from tonsil surgery. Doja Cat Takes Performance Break Doja Cat shared the news with her legion of fans via an Instagram Story post explaining why she’s shutting down performing for the summer. From Instagram: Related Stories Hi guys. I wanted you to hear it from me first. Unfortunately I have to have surgery on my tonsils ASAP. The surgery is routine but the recovery is going to take awhile due to swelling. That menas I have to cancel my festival run this summer as well as The Weeknd tour. ...

Pete Davidson Exiting ‘Saturday Night Live’

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: NBC / Getty Pete Davidson made his mark as one of the standout cast members of the weekend sketch show Saturday Night Live. Now, Davidson will take his leave of the program to focus on other creative endeavors. What’s Next For Pete Davidson? Variety reports that Davidson, 28, will exit SNL this weekend at the conclusion of the 47th season this weekend. Davidson won’t be alone as Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney are joining the exodus. More from Variety: In recent years, Davidson has become more famous more for his life outside the program than for what he does on it. Early in his tenure, Davidson largely appeared only in segments on “Weekend Update,” where he often delivered self-deprecating stand-up routines. But he has developed a broader rang...

Jim Jones & DJ Drama ft. Lyrivelli & Ditta “Ven Aqui,” Danger Mouse & Black Thought “No Gold Teeth” & More | Daily Visuals 5.19.22

HipHopWired Featured Video We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Jim Jones is the most active member out of The Diplomats and we’re not talking about putting work in out on these streets, we mean putting that work in the studio. Linking up with DJ Drama, Lyrivelli and Ditta for the visuals to “Ven Aqui,” Capo takes to the streets to show off some spiffy Bentley’s before hitting the strip club to pop some bottles and flash stacks of cash to get those booties twerking. Alas, they did not make it rain regardless of the thunder clappin’ that went on in the club. Maybe next time ladies. Elsewhere Danger Mouse and Black Thought connect to drop some thought provoking bars and in their black-and-white clip to “No Gold Teeth” Thought uses a collage of images to cover his face as he spits his...

MF DOOM Biography In The Works From Veteran Music Journalist

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Roger Kisby / Getty MF DOOM left an indelible mark on the Hip-Hop landscape, and his influence can be seen in other lyrics-first wordsmiths like himself. The late Daniel Dumile was something of an enigma, and a new biography hopes to partially lift the veil of the “Supervillain.” As reported by Okayplayer, journalist S.H. Fernando Jr. will publish The Chronicles of Doom: Unraveling Rap’s Masked Iconoclast via Astra House. The publisher posted a tweet on Tuesday (May 17) announcing the title, which illustrates the forthcoming arc of DOOM’s life story. From Astra House: In THE CHRONICLES OF DOOM, @SkizFernand will recount the rise, fall, redemption, and untimely demise of Daniel Dumile AKA @MFDOOM, one of rap’s most enigmatic and influential figures—from KM...

Bandana P Banana Clip P: Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Solo Catalog Returns To Streaming Services

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Gregory Bojorquez / Getty Prodigy of Mobb Deep fame was one of the best lyricists of his era, and his bone-chilling raps still hold sway in today’s climate. Fans of Rapper P can rejoice after it was announced that Prodigy’s solo catalog will make a return to streaming services. Prodigy of Mobb Deep Solo Projects Return To DSPs By way of a report from Billboard, the estate of Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, reached a deal with The NorthStar Group’s L. Londell McMillan, along with a distribution deal with Warner Music Group’s ADA. Since 2019, a portion of the late New York rapper’s catalog was largely missing from DSPs. Now, a number of projects missing from streaming services made their return on Friday (May 20), including P’s solo debut H.N.I.C. In addition...

Disney+ Reportedly Working On New ‘Daredevil’ Series Starring Charlie Cox

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Netflix / Netflix Rejoice Marvel fans for it is happening! After reprising his role as Matt Murdock a.k.a. Daredevil in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Variety is reporting that Charlie Cox will be returning to as Daredevil as Disney has decided to revive the Netflix series on their own Disney+ platform. According to the report Disney has hired Matt Corman and Chris Ord to write and produce the new season and rumors are that the new Daredevil series will be dubbed The Man Without Fear. Even though Disney and Marvel has remained mum on the subject and have declined requests for comments, it seems like it may be happening being that Cox appeared as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man and Vincent D’Onofrio reprised his role as The Kingpin in Disney+’s Hawkeye series. Relate...

Deion Sanders Wants Nick Saban Conversation Held Publicly

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Jackson State University / Getty Deion Sanders made waves after joining Jackson State University, taking over the coaching duties of the men’s football team. The Hall of Fame cornerback fired back at fellow head coach Nick Saban, shooting down rumors that a Jackson State player is raking in serious cash. Deion Sanders Wants To Publicly Hash It Out With Nick Saban University of Alabama coach Nick Saban took jabs at his coaching peers in Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and Sanders during an event in Birmingham this past Wednesday. As seen on Pro Football Talk, Saban took a big swipe at his former assistant coach. Related Stories “I mean, we were second in recruiting last year,” Saban said. “A&M was first. A&M bought every player on their team — mad...

HHW Gaming: SoundCloud & ‘NBA 2K’ Announces Winners of 2K Beats The Search Contest

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: SoundCloud / NBA 2K These “SoundCloud rapper’s” dreams have come true thanks to the 2K Beats The Search Contest, which will now see their tracks live in NBA 2K22. Soundcloud and NBA 2K’s global music search for the next emerging artist for 2K Beats The Search Contest is over. Starting Friday (May 20), 4KPHIL, J Nolan, Jamari, KC Carter, Lulu Be., Neek, OttoMattic, Samad Savage, Shiwan, and Third Coast Chris were announced as the 10 artists joining the NBA 2K22 season 7 soundtrack. Fans will be able to enjoy the emerging artists’ songs while perusing NBA 2K22 menus in the updated playlist on SoundCloud. The chosen few were hand-selected by SoundCloud and NBA 2K from more than 15,000 submissions. They now join Aitch, Freddie Gibbs, Megan Thee Stallion,...

Diddy’s Alleged Side Pieces Yung Miami & A “Onlyfans Model” Beef Over The Music Mogul On Social Media

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Prince Williams / Getty Sean Diddy Combs might be all about love now, but things got testy between his alleged boo Yung Miami and rumored side piece Gina Huynh an internet (Onlyfans) model. Diddy, aka Love, hasn’t claimed anyone yet, but it’s evident that he is rubbing off on City Girl Yung Miami and Huynh based on their social media antics. Twitter grabbed a seat and some popcorn when they got into a heated exchange spanning across Twitter and Instagram. Related Stories Complex reports the “beef” was on the stove sizzling when Diddy hit the stage to host the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Both Yung Miami and Huynh were in attendance, with the model going the extra mile by sharing a photo of herself and “Baby Daddy” kissing her on the cheek. Diddy s...

Count It Up: J. Cole Signs Deal With Canadian Pro Basketball League

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz83 It looks like J. Cole will get another stint on the hardwood, as it’s confirmed that he will be playing another season as a professional, this time in Canada. On Thursday evening (May 19th), the Canadian Elite Basketball League sent out a tweet announcing that the “No Role Models” rapper signed a deal to play for the Scarborough Shooting Stars. The news was first reported by Shams Charnia of The Athletic minutes beforehand. Related Stories The deal marks the second year in a row that the 37-year-old has signed on to be a professional basketball player. Cole made headlines when he signed a deal to play shooting guard with the Rwanda Patriots B.B.C. in the Basketball Africa League in May of last year. The North Carolin...

Quavo & Takeoff Debut ‘Unc and Phew’ Visuals To “Hotel Lobby”

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Motown Records / Motown Just days after rumors that the Migos were breaking up shook the Hip-Hop world, Quavo and Takeoff debut their “Unc and Phew” personas by dropping their first Offset-less visual in “Hotel Lobby.” Using a Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas theme for their new video, Quavo and Takeoff hit the desert in search of drug fueled adventure before getting lit with some not-so-thick white women in a hotel room where things get a tad bit out of control. Whether or not we’ll ever hear or see three Migos on the same track or in the same video is anyone’s guess but with Offset unfollowing with ATLien brethren, it looks like “Unc and Phew” is going to be the new move for the trio turned duo. You do have to wonder if Cardi B had anything to do with the...

Jack Harlow & Brandy Mock Meat Beef Continues, Pair Share Playful Jabs

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Stefanie Keenan / Getty Jack Harlow was recently in the center of a mild firestorm of controversy regarding Brandy and her brother, Ray J. The Louisville rapper discovered that Brandy is the older sister of the business entrepreneur, which sparked a playful back and forth. Jack Harlow & Brandy Beef Explained Last week, Jack Harlow appeared on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning program in support of his new album, Come Home the Kids Miss You. During the chat, the hosts tested Harlow’s R&B ear by playing a tune from Brandy. After failing to guess who it was, even with the clue that Ray J was her brother, the hosts revealed the answer much to Harlow’s shock. Related Stories The moment was caught live on air, and sparked a debate about Harlow’s place in the...