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Chris Tyson Freestyles His Own Version Of “The Story of O.J.”

Fresh f his new single “Back Flip” featuring Nave Monjo, Chris Tyson quickly follows up with a visual to his own version “The Story O.J.” inspired by the popular Hov track. Chris is currently working on his next project, which is still untitled but set to arrive December 7th.

Check out the Insight Visions-directed video below.

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XXXTENTACION Previews Uber Depressing Themes For Upcoming "17" Album

XXXTENTACION announced his forthcoming debut album, 17, last week after claiming he was going to “disappear.” The Florida wild card was presumably working on the project and needed some time to finalize it. In a clip posted to social media late Wednesday (August 2), X previewed a little bit the album, which is intended to help those who suffer from depression.

By the sound the two clips, X has busted out the acoustic guitar and melodic singing — not bars.

The album comes after a string wild concert dates on his Revenge Tour that saw X get knocked out onstage in San Diego and left a 19-year-old concertgoer stabbed. He eventually wound up canceling the remainder the tour after X learned his cousin had been shot.

17 is expected to arrive on August 25.  Check out the teaser clips above courtesy DJ Akademiks.

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Minister Louis Farrakhan Co-Signs JAY-Z's "4:44" Album & Ice Cube's BIG3 Basketball League

JAY-Z’s critically acclaimed 4:44 album was praised for its themes relating to black economic responsibility. According to a recent video from Minister Louis Farrakhan, Hov is becoming something greater.

“I said, ‘Boy this man to me is becoming a leader in the economic development our black] people’,” Farrakhan said after reciting a line from the 4:44 track Feud “Family Feud.”

Farrakhah explains his grandchildren played him the No I.D.-exclusively produced album.

“When I heard it I was sad, so I said, ‘I have to reach out to my brother’ because he was talking about people wanting to kill him or people desiring to harm him,” Farrakhan said in reference to “Kill Jay-Z.” “I saw death too, but I never saw death for this great brother from somebody harming him. So I called him and said to him, ‘Brother, I see death too.’ I see the death JAY-Z old and I see the birth a new JAY-Z.”

From the Nation Islam leader’s perspective, the messages  4:44 could mean a change in the right direction.

“In order to do great things, we’ve got to learn the value pooling our intelligence, our knowledge, our money, to do the thing that will cause us to be honored and respected by civilized people all over the world,” he said. “So I saw JAY-Z’s album as a new beginning for him, and possibly a new beginning for us.”

Farrakhan also gave props to Ice Cube’s BIG3 Basketball League, which was a topic discussion this week following Allen Iverson’s absence.

“By my showing up at Ice Cube’s start a basketball league for black people,” Farrakhan said. “Wow, if tomorrow this gets bigger and bigger, white people that own the stadiums may say, ‘I’m sorry we’re not renting to you.’ Then, we’ll pool our money and buy a stadium and buy places for our artists to perform. Look, it’s our day now.e can’t sit around and act mad if the white man don’t want us in his place. Set the thing up for yourself. The time is now.”

Watch the clip below.

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Drake & OVO Shoot "Gyalchester" Video In Toronto

Toronto, ON – Being that Drake’s latest project More Life has been marketed as a playlist instead a traditional album, according to the Canadian crooner himself, the rollout music videos has been different from what you would traditionally expect from a studio release.

Almost five months after the album’s spring release date, there still hasn’t been a music video released for any its 22 tracks. This may change soon, with recent clues pointing to a visual for “Gyalchester” having been filmed in Toronto by Drake and his collective October’s Very Own associates.

Drake will be debuting his newest OVO Flagship Store this Saturday, August 5 in Toronto, located at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. To help advocate the upcoming opening, Drake and his OVO team shot an exclusive performance “Gyalchester” at Yorkdale. In the visual, Drake and his associates stroll through the mall, clad in sweaters bearing the famous OVO sigil. The multi-platinum rapper plants his feet on top a moving Cadillac Escalade and does what he does best. The video cuts f after one minute, ending with a still image the word “Yorksdale.”

At HipHopDX, reviewer Scott Glaysher thought that More Life had “a plethora exciting moments that will ensure this project’s shelf life.” The album was also included it in DX’s Top Albums 2017 (So Far) list, where it said, “Drake did exactly what he needed to with his VIEWS follow-up: kept up the hit parade, addressed his rivals head-on (for anyone that can spot a subliminal) and expanded his global street cred with savvy international features all while keeping the stakes low by framing the release as a “playlist” rather than an ficial album.”

Take a look at the “Gyalchester” promotional performance above.

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#MuteRKelly: R. Kelly Now Has Entire Georgia County Trying To Cancel His Concerts

Fulton County, GA – R. Kelly is scheduled to perform in Fulton County, Georgia on August 25 as part The After Party Tour, but if the Fulton County commissioners have their way, that’s one show that will not go on. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on Wednesday (August 2), they asked the county attorney to send a letter to Live Nation asking the concert promoters to cancel an R. Kelly concert scheduled at Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

Poor ticket sales were blamed for cancellations in New Orleans, Baton Rogue, Dallas and Los Angeles, but in this case, the request is a direct response to allegations the Pied Piper R&B is running a sex cult. Naturally, Kelly has adamantly denied the allegations and called them a “bunch crap.”

Kenyette Tisha Barnes, who is part a #MuteRKelly campaign that intends to pressure Atlanta radio stations to stop playing Kelly’s music, reportedly asked commissioners to revoke the Live Nation contract. Barnes posted a full list demands on Twitter.

“If our demands are not met, we’re prepared to protest the concert,” Barnes said.

Earlier Wednesday, a Live Nation rep said the concert would go on as planned, and a county spokesperson confirmed the final decision will have to come from Live Nation. The spokesperson said the request to cancel was based on community input.

While the #MuteRKelly campaign has picked up a little steam on social media, some users are going after Live Nation directly or supporting the campaign’s efforts.

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9th Wonder Credits Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper For Giving Political Rap New Hope

New York City, NY – Hip Hop scholar and Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder thinks that Kendrick Lamar is taking Hip Hop back to the days Public Enemy. In an interview with PBS, 9th Wonder heaped praise on Compton’s native son.

Speaking to Open Mind’s Alexander Heffner, 9th Wonder said that “Kendrick is speaking unification. Kendrick is the highest selling rap artist this year. If we look back two or three years ago, political rap doesn’t sell, right?”

The producer, who worked with Kendrick on his 2017 album DAMN. to produce the track “Duckworth,” went on to say, “He’s changing that narrative, kind taking it back to the times Public Enemy, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, sold two million copies to a seventh grader like me. So it’s going back to that time, it’s slowly going back to that time, but it’s going to take a while.”

9th Wonder was doled out similar props to Chance The Rapper, saying  “There’s not only a political edge but a spiritual edge and religious edge, venturing f into a place that a lot people think that Hip Hop can’t go.”

“People still look at Hip Hop as not the genius art form that it is. I think Chance has proved that wrong on so many levels. He proved ‘I can be spiritual, I can be religious, I can be political, I can be Governor Illinois, I can sell out Comiskey Park.'”

Watch the fascinating full interview below.

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Young M.A. Reps The “Same Set” In Her New Video

Young M.A. released her 7-track EP “HERstory” back in April and revisits the project to serve up the ficial video for “Same Set” directed by A Piece By Guy. Watch below as the New York rapper hits the club and gets lit with her day one’s, the Red Lyfe crew.

HERstory” now available everywhere.

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Red Bull Culture Clash Atlanta Releases Animated Promo Featuring Mike WiLL Made-It, Wondagurl, Popcaan & Tinie Tempah (VIDEO)

On August 25, Red Bull will present its Culture Clash event in Atlanta.

Mike WiLL Made-It’s EarDrummers, Wondagurl’s Enjoylife, Tinie Tempah’s Disturbing London, and Popcaan’s Unruly will compete for the night’s championship.

Red Bull Culture Clash Atlanta released animated promotional visuals for the upcoming crew-vs-crew event.

The 90-second clip features a replication video games from the 1980’s.

ATL-based Generation Now co-founder DJ Drama will serve as the host for this year’s event.

To purchase tickets for Red Bull Culture Clash Atlanta visit ticketweb.com.

Red Bull Culture Clash Atlanta Releases Animated Promo Featuring Mike WiLL Made-It, Wondagurl, Popcaan & Tinie Tempah (VIDEO)

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Eminem’s Manager Paul Rosenberg Named CEO Of Def Jam

Eminem’s manager has a new side gig, or main job. Paul Rosenberg has been named the new CEO Def Jam Records

Variety reports that Rosenberg has accepted the top spot at the seminal Hip-Hop label.

However, according to Hits Daily Double, the Detroit native won’t take the reigns the label ficially until January 1, 2018. Until then, Steve Bartels will continue to run the label.

A  lawyer, Rosenberg is the co-founder Shady Records, a partner in Elliott Wilson’s RapRadar.com and CEO Goliath Management. He will continue to manage Eminem.

Rosenberg inherits a diverse roster that includes Big Sean, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Jhene Aiko, 2 Chainz and Elijah Blake, among others.

Let us know what you think this forthcoming chapter in Def Jam’s history in the comments.

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