Blueface is on a path to become the next big thing out of the West Coast. The rapper built a viral buzz over the past year which ultimately landed him some major co-signs and a record deal with Birdman’s Cash Money West. “Thotiana” is one of the biggest tracks out right now and there have been a few artists such as Nicki Minaj who’ve remixed the track. Over the past few weeks, he’s unleashed two remixes to the track: one with YG and another remix with Cardi B which dropped yesterday. Now, the rapper kicks the week off with the official remix to the track featuring both artists.
21 Savage is fresh off his release from ICE’s custody after being locked up in their detention center for nine days. The rapper’s arrest sparked a nationwide conversation surrounding undocumented immigrants and the harsh immigration policies put in place under the Trump administration. In an interview with New York Times, the rapper spoke about growing up as an undocumented immigrant, the memes, and his fight to stay in Atlanta.
21 Savage spoke candidly about his status as an undocumented immigrant. The rapper’s been in America for 20 years at this point but he explained how the process of getting his citizenship was difficult and ultimately led him to give up on the process.
Soulja Boy delivered us one of the best soundbites of the year when he yelled, “HUH?! TYGA?! TYYYGA?!” earlier this year when a fan suggested the “Taste” rapper had the biggest comeback of 2018. Tyga, who managed to break the Kardashian curse, was equally amused by the meme. He didn’t seem to have any harsh feeling towards Soulja but he shared an Instagram post comparing their streams on Spotify in 2018 (Tyga won by a landslide). Now that the “biggest comeback” debate has blown over, Soulja Boy is looking to land a Tyga verse on his next project.
More than 100,000 people are standing up against the NSW Government’s apparent war on live music. The Don’t Kill Live Music petition on change.org has set a goal of 150,000 signatures, a number within close reach.
The petition starts off suggesting — “Your music is under attack.” This comes as multiple music festivals and events are being downsized or even cancelled. Festivals like Mountain Sounds, which organizers claim was hit with an outrageous fee of $200,000 for police presence just days out from the event.
Meyhem Lauren and Alchemist have built a strong relationship over the years. Their chemistry is undeniable on wax and they’ve proved it on numerous occasions. Recently, the two artists linked up for their new track, “Still Playing Celo.”
Meyhem Lauren and Alchemist have teamed up once again for their latest track, “Still Playing Celo.” The track brings Meyhem Lauren’s smooth, New York flow over Alchemist’s hazy instrumental. The two artists released the single on limited edition vinyl which you could cop here. The vinyl also includes another collaborative single from the two artists titled, “Codename.”
NBA All-Star weekend is not only celebrated by athletes but by the rap game as well. Rappers usually have a strong presence during the All-Star Game with many of them sitting courtside. However, the rappers aren’t only there to watch the game but a few of them were tapped to perform. After Meek Mill’s fiery performance during the introduction, the NBA called on North Carolina native J. Cole to hold down the halftime show.
J. Cole, who repped the Charlotte Hornets, came through with a memorable performance during the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game. The rapper kicked off the performance with his latest single, “Middle Child.” Cole then jumped into his verse on 21 Savage’s “a lot.” The rapper made sure to show love to 21 Savage who was recently released from ICE’s custody earlier this week after his controversial arrest on Super Bowl Sunday. Cole jumped into K.O.D highlight “ATM” afterward before getting into some older material. The rapper took a seat on a stool while he delivered a mesmerizing performance of “Love Yourz” and followed it with “No Role Modelz” to close things off.”