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French Montana Releases Limited Edition ISlides, Performs “Unforgettable” On ‘The Tonight Show’ (VIDEO)

French Montana is having an amazing Summer 17.

The Bad Boy artist scored the biggest hit his career with “Unforgettable” featuring Swae Lee  Rae Sremmurd.

“Unforgettable” lives on the Jungle Rules album which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart.

French, Swae, and Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids performed the Hot 100 Top 5 single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Besides making popular music, French Montana launched a new line limited edition ISlides on the Neiman Marcus website for $99.99.

This is the second line the Bronx rapper designed with the footwear company.

“French’s first launch custom ISlides lit our online shop on fire,” says Justin Kittredge, founder ISlide. “We’re even more excited to bring these new designs to market as part our retail partnership with Neiman Marcus.”

A limited number “Wave Gods” ISlide pairs are available at neimanmarcus.com.

French Montana Releases Limited Edition ISlides, Performs “Unforgettable” On ‘The Tonight Show’ (VIDEO)

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Lil B Announces "Black Ken" Mixtape, Releases 20 Percent Of The Project

Los Angeles, CA – Fans have been waiting a hot minute (two years, specifically) for Lil B to drop his long-teased Black Ken mixtape.

According to the artist’s own Twitter, the wait is finally almost over. The Based God shared the artwork and release date for the project last night, sending his fans into a suitably religious frenzy.

Will it be worth the wait? The record is 27 tracks long with only three skits, so the 27-year-old has certainly delivered on quantity. Lil B has also generously made seven tracks from the mixtape available to listen to for free, so fans can scope out exactly where Lil B took this project.

The partial Black Ken tape is now available for pre-order and streaming on Apple Music.

Amongst the seven available tracks is a collab with Ilovemakonnen called “Global,” which should be any fans first stop when checking out these new tracks.

Lil B Announces "Black Ken" Mixtape, Releases 20 Percent Of The Project

So far, the online reaction is overwhelmingly positive.

Lil B, knowing just how passionate his fans are, tapped into the mood by tweeting: “WHO IS CRYING RIGHT NOW!!!! WHO IS CRYING!!!! NEW LIL B!! MUSIC!!!!!!! – Lil B”

Who was crying? Hella people, as it turns out.

Black Ken will be available in its entirety on August 17, Lil B’s birthday. For now, you can check out the seven free tracks below.

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Nick Cannon Leaves "America's Got Talent" Fiasco Behind To Host "Lip Sync Battle Shorties"

Nick Cannon left NBC’s America’s Got Talent in February after a joke he made on a Showtime stand-up comedy special was deemed inappropriate by the network. Cannon was accused being in breach contract, but rather than wait for the network to act, he quit.

“I was to be punished for a joke,” he wrote on Facebook at the time. “This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach contract because I had disparaged their brand. I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece property. There is no amount money worth my dignity or my integrity.”

But it’s all working out in his favor. The Wild ‘N Out star has reportedly signed up for a new hosting gig at Nickelodeon for the show Lip Sync Battle Shorties, a kid-friendly version LL Cool J’s popular Lip Sync Battles series on Spike TV.

In each episode, three kids must personalize their performances by coming up with their own costumes, choreography, staging and songs. The contestants do get a little assistance from the Shorties Dance Crew, a 10-person, in-house backup dancers crew who are well versed in everything from breakdancing to ballroom dancing. Each episode also features a special celebrity appearance and final performance from all the kids.

YouTube star JoJo Siwa serves as Cannon’s co-host and provides commentary on the performances.

The initial spinf premiered as a special last year and has garnered over 20 million views on Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel.

Lip Sync Battle Shorties plans to return with Halloween and holiday specials before the first 10-episode season launches in early 2018.

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Safaree Says "Love & Hip Hop's" Mona Scott Is Our New Oprah

Los Angeles, CA – Safaree Samuels fered hefty praise to television producer Mona Scott-Young on Instagram yesterday (August 1), crediting the Love & Hip Hop helmswoman for giving him “a fair shot” at one the lowest points in his life.

The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star didn’t name names, but appeared to reference his turbulent breakup with Nicki Minaj in his comment. The couple was reportedly together for well over a decade.

While doting on Young, Safaree blessed her with the ultimate comment, comparing the Love & Hip Hop creator to billionaire Oprah Winfrey.

“When I had the world against me without even knowing who I was you were the only person who gave me a fair shot.. didn’t judge didn’t assume didn’t care who I was with or not,” Samuels wrote. “Had to be 1 the darkest times in my life.. imagine helping build an empire walking away from it with nothing and having everyone shun you just because you’re not the bigger star. IDGAF what any1 has to say @monascottyoung you are out here saving lives and entertaining millions across the world.. how could you hate on a black woman for doing that!! This is our oprah wether you wanna admit it or not!!! Take it how you want.. it’s facts!!! *sidenote* I’m booked and busy.. love you!! #stuntgang”

The musician/reality star also revealed that he nabbed his own television show on VH1, Wild Safaree.

“God is good. Just got my own show. “Wild Safaree” will you tune in?? Thank you @vh1 .. Now I just need this record deal!!,” Safaree wrote in a separate Instagram post.

He tells HipHopDX he’s currently working on his new project, in the midst releasing a video in support the single, “Talkin Bout.”

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Allen Iverson Checked Himself (Before He Wrecked Himself) & Apologized To Ice Cube

Dallas, TX – After former NBA MVP Allen Iverson failed to show up for a BIG3 game in Dallas, Texas over the weekend, the Virginia native took to Instagram to ask BIG3 founder Ice Cube for forgiveness and promised to make it right.

“First and foremost, I apologize to Ice Cube & my Big 3 family, my fans and everyone disappointed by my absence in Dallas this past weekend,” he wrote. “I have spoken with Ice Cube directly regarding my absence. I will do my best to make up for this moving forward on the Big 3 tour.”

Iverson was reportedly spotted at a Chicago casino early Sunday morning (July 30), just hours before he was supposed to be in Dallas for the game. The BIG3 organization made an ficial announcement regarding his absence and said they were in the middle trying to figure it out.

Iverson serves as a player-coach for the team called Three’s Company, but hasn’t spent much time on the court.

The former Philadelphia 76er and NBA Hall Fame inductee also disappointed the Philly crowd when the Big3 Tour made a stop there a few weeks back and he was MIA.

No word yet on whether Cube has accepted his apology.

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JAY-Z Calls Coldplay's Chris Martin "A Modern Day Shakespeare"

London – JAY-Z has never been afraid to step outside the Hip Hop scene to give props to artists excelling in other genres, something he proved when he collaborated with rock band Linkin Park on the 2004 mash-up album Collision Course.

The latest outsider to receive huge praise from Hov is Coldplay’s lead singer and songwriter, Chris Martin, whom JAY has referred to as a “modern day Shakespeare.”

Speaking to the UK’s Metro News, JAY singled out the man behind hits like “The Scientist,” “Viva La Vida” and “Fix You” for enormous praise.

“In years to come, Britain will look back at him as a modern day Shakespeare,” JAY said the man from Devon.

“He is an incredible recording artist, an incredible songwriter, but where he really comes alive is performing live. If you get the chance to see Coldplay live, do it — you ain’t gonna regret it.”

“We are good friends — but what I got to say has nothing to do with our friendship. I have been in the industry long enough to know when I’m in the presence a genius and Chris Martin is just that.”

JAY and Chris have teamed up before, first on Hov’s highly criticized 2006 comeback album, Kingdom Come, before releasing the record “Most Kingz” back in 2010.

Could a new collab be on the cards?

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LHHATL Star KK Addresses Those Crackhead Rumors

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member Karen King a.k.a. KK found herself rocking them police issued bracelets earlier this week for allegedly missing a few car payments for her Maserati.

Social media immediately began the crack slander once her mugshot hit the web. Because that, KK felt the need to address the rumors in a video posted on TMZ where she states, “I’m not on crack! That’s how a b*tch hair look when it braid down for a weave…”

LHHATL Star KK Addresses Those Crackhead Rumors

Well, that’s reassuring.

This isn’t the first run-in that King has had with the law as she is in court for a separate issue when deputies were told she had outstanding warrants related to her automobile.

Life comes at you fast, bruh. Peep the video below.

Photo: TMZ/Fulton County PD

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Kanye West Sues Insurance Company Lloyd’s Of London For $10 Million

Kanye West made headlines last year with the cancellation his Saint Pablo tour and entering a California treatment center for an alleged number health-related reasons. The Chicago superstar has filed a lawsuit against insurance specialists Lloyd’s London for not covering West’s lost expenses, with the company placing the blame on the rapper over his marijuana use.

TMZ reports:

The outlet reports that the exact number the suit is $9.8 million with interest tacked on.

Photo: WENN.com

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J. Cole & The Dreamville Team Visited With San Quentin State Prison Inmates

J. Cole has addressed the issue mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex in his music and even doing so while in his 4 Your Eyez Only tour wearing mock prison garb. The North Carolina star and members his Dreamville team made a recent visit to San Quentin State Prison in California to visit with inmates who will never see the other side the wall again.

Cole, Dreamville President Ibrahim “Ib” Hamad, and Dreamville’s Art Direction and Graphic Design chief Felton Brown posted photos to their respective social media accounts to capture the experience. It isn’t readily clear when this visit took place, but both Hamad and Brown posted their photos to Instagram on Tuesday (July 1).

“We got the opportunity to spend the day at San Quentin State Prison talking and meeting inmates who will never see the outside again. That experience was a life changing experience and wish I had the ability to put that in a caption but that wouldn’t be doing it justice,” Hamad wrote in the photo he posted.

J. Cole wore an orange prison jumpsuit during tour stops last month, adding to the spectacle and themes present on his latest album, 4 Your Eyez Only. Information on why Cole and Dreamville were at the prison is scant at the moment, but it appears the visit is part a larger mission for the rapper to connect his message with the music.

Check out Ib Hamad’s photos below. Hit the flip to check out Felton Brown’s photos.

Photo: Instagram

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