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Librian’s The Who Confronts the Insecurity in All of Us

Many people know what it’s like to experience hardship during their teens, but few come away from those experiences with an attitude that allows them to realize their dreams. Therein lies the appeal of Librian, a rapper from Manchester, England who conquered hip hop after struggling to find his place during his high school years. The talented young lyricist released The Who in 2016, presenting the world with an astonishing debut tape that chronicles his transition from uncertainty to confidence in heavy, downtempo bars. With each new track the listener sinks deeper and deeper into Librian’s conflicted mind, feeling his fatigue when he admits ‘Sometimes I get so tired’ on the opening track, his growing surety on “Dominant” (‘We all want to be dominant, but do you have the confidence?’), and his looming success when he spits ‘I’ve been training, putting hours’ on “Harder”. This year, Librian released a music video for “Who Are You”. It is a solid aesthetic follow-up to the tape and an excellent lead into the rest of his work. Give it a view below.

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Footaction Recruits Gucci Mane, MadeinTYO & Cousin Stizz For “Summer Hustle” Campaign (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Mr. La Flare is showing f his pitchman talents by taking part in Footaction’s summer style campaign.

Gucci Mane stars in the new Summer Hustle video for the lifestyle apparel retailer.

The Drop Top Wop creator fers some entrepreneurial advice to students looking to learn how to make a few dollars and pick up the freshest gear.

Rising music artists MadeinTYO and Cousin Stizz also make appearances in Footaction’s 2-minute video.

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Blac Chyna Following Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint Into Rapping Soon

Los Angeles, CA – When Blac Chyna isn’t going to war over social media with baby daddy Rob Kardashian or hosting frequent gigs at Ace Diamonds, the former stripper is said to be polishing up her rhyme skills as she embarks into the rap game.

According to TMZ, Chyna wants to be the next Nicki Minaj and the artistic catalyst was said to arrive at a recent video shoot in Miami for Yo Gotti single “Rake It Up” (which features the Queen Barbz).

Sources close to her said she’s already recording music and can describe her sound as “rap, ‘poetry music’ and traditional singing.”

The article also mentioned Chyna speaking to several labels in Los Angeles, and having already met some higher up executives at Capitol Records, which sources close to HipHoDX can also confirm. If she decides to leave labels alone and go the indie route, she certainly has the means to make it happen.

Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian are close to wrapping negotiations on a custody agreement for their daughter, Dream, and the big revelation from the talks so far — “Chyna’s killing it financially,” an adjacent TMZ report states.

As Chyna and Rob wrap up the final negotiations regarding the custody their daughter Dream, the male Kardashian reportedly isn’t raking in anywhere near the amount dough as his estranged baby mother. There’s allegedly a chance Rob could potentially ask for child support down the line as well.

His reality show checks apparently pale in comparison to the income generated from Chyna’s hosting and appearance gigs.

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Fatboy SSE Pulls Up On The Breakfast Club Demanding "Breakfast"

New York City, NY – “They,” not to be confused with those holding down DJ Khaled,  say breakfast is the most important meal the day — just ask rapper and comedian Fatboy SSE.

A video posted on The Breakfast Club‘s ficial Instagram, and shared by the New Jersey native, documented the hungry internet star as he ran up in the studio demanding breakfast before quickly retreating.

“My BIG BRO @dizz103 told me we were doing The Breakfast Club … we get there, and there’s fucking breakfast,” read the caption on Fatboy’s account. “Y’all know that’s the real reason we came.”

Dizz and Fatboy SSE are no strangers to The Breakfast Club. Dizz, the CEO York Records is an associate DJ Envy — and friend the cast. His artist, Cory North, released his debut music video, appropriately titled “Poppin’ Off,” which featured a fictitious scenario on The Breakfast Club where Cory misses his interview, causing Charlamagne to give him an auto Donkey Of The Day title.

Fatboy SSE has become a huge online property, with over 2.6 million followers on Instagram alone with the help his hilarious videos. His latest song, “Drake” with Lar$$en, is on its way to a million spins on SoundCloud. He also recently popped up in the new Juicy J video.

Fatboy’s run up on the highly rated morning show was (definitely) not to be taken seriously, but rather as another funny addition to the comedian’s catalog.

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Tokyo Jetz Drops Debut Album "Viral" Featuring T.I., Trae The Truth & RaRa

Hustle Gang artist Tokyo Jetz has dropped her debut album, Viral, which features 12 fresh tracks with guest spots from Hustle Gang boss T.I., and label mates Trae Tha Truth, RaRa, Young Booke and London Jae. Heavy on the 808 and trap beats, the album allows Tokyo’s lyrical craftsmanship to shine through.

The burgeoning Jacksonville, Florida rapper first starting making waves with her car freestyles and eventually caught T.I.’s attention.

Tokyo is also featured on the forthcoming Hustle Gang collaborative album, We Want Smoke. The project is expected to arrive on September 15.

Check out the Viral album stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Tokyo Jetz Drops Debut Album "Viral" Featuring T.I., Trae The Truth & RaRa
  1. A Gift f. Sy Ari Da Kid
  2. Same As Us f. T.I. & Trae Tha Truth
  3. Fuck Up The Pole f. Que
  4. Double Cup
  5. 6AM f. London Jae & Yung Booke
  6. Sunshine Baby
  7. I’m Good f. Ink & Princess
  8. Gang Gang f. Yung Booke & RaRa
  9. Wait Hol Up
  10. Guess What f. T.I.
  11. On Some Other Shit
  12. My Story f. London Jae
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Don't Call Pete Rock An "Old Head" Unless You Want Him To React Like This

New York City, NY – Legendary producer Pete Rock recently took great fense to an Instagram post that lambasted Hip Hop pioneers’ new era complaints, while also referring to said culprits as “old heads.”

The Instagram post was made by fellow New York City producer and entrepreneur Darrell “Digga” Branch. The Harlem native, who’s responsible for hits scored by JAY-Z, 50 Cent and Cam’ron, posted a self-created meme himself which read: “Old heads, stop complaining and show this generation why you’re still here. You have a lane. It’s up to you to drive it down.”

Early Friday morning (August 4), the 47-year-old Chocolate Boy Wonder slid into his mentions to voice his absolute disapproval for the pic, writing, “Dont demean then fer advice. We old heads not 80 years old. You want people to listen to you after your “Old Head” comment? GTFOH smh ??‍♂️ there is a better way to say what you saying without the name calling. We still here because we are the true real passion that still exist. Thats why im still here. Tired post from randoms talking shit like somebody gonna listen to you. Come better than that. FOH @sixfigga_digga.”

Don't Call Pete Rock An "Old Head" Unless You Want Him To React Like This

Rock continued, “That bullshit old head comment can kick rocks mo. Looking for attention with that comment i guess. That aint no life. Try doing what i do instead throwing jabs at true muthafuckas. Post is fucking stupid. I have no ego but one thing i dont have is tollerence from a person who has no fucking clue how to do what we do and the shit we have to endure from clowns that make post like this. I got a history to back up anything you come out your face with. Sick mos talking shit about pressionals who made a mark. Eff you with that garbage. @sixfigga_digga”

The social media spew was nearly identical to last year’s spectacle when Rock went at both Young Dolph and Lil Yachty for brandishing the type music he deemed his as garbage. Similar to both instances, Six Figga Digga didn’t let the OG’s commentary go down without a rebuttal.

“Woah, woah, woah. Legend.Calm down,” Digga explained. “You’re taking the quote the wrong way. My point is simple. Old heads, veterans or whatever you want to label us (including myself I’m 42) need to continue growing with their audience without worrying about the younger generation. By complaining, we are missing out on building an audience for the next 20 years. I wanna hear and create music until I die. I don’t wanna waste to on young mos who won’t be around next year. Your résumé speaks for itself and so does mean. All I’m saying is, the path is there for whoever wants it without worrying about the youngins. Nothing personal against you. I just believe the energy should be directed towards shining a light on why WE are great. The fans wanna hear that. Rock artist rock on until they die. In my opinion, Hip hop artist are putting an age limit on the music because the quality. Just like anything in life. Music is better coming from creators with experience. That’s my message. Nothing personal OG.”


Flashback Friday: Newly christened freestyle critic Lil Yachty had his work critiqued by Rock last year.

Rock’s last project, the Don’t Smoke the Rock collaboration album alongside Smoke DZA, dropped at the tail end 2016.

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G-Eazy Keeps Fans On Their Toes With 4 New Songs

Proud Oakland rapper G-Eazy dropped four new songs on YouTube on Thursday (August 3), including a collaboration with New York legend Jadakiss.

Jada spits the second verse on G-Eazy’s “Get A Bag” and lowkey steals the show with lines like “Instead just gettin’ blunted use that energy to go get it bad as you want it/ Hand start itchin’, you feel it, that means it’s comin’/ Fill a bag up with the 20s, 50s and 100s.”

G-Eazy has clearly been busy getting plenty collaborators into the studio for his next album. Amongst the other new tracks, “Just Friends,” about relationship troubles, features vocals on the hook from female singer phem. Feel-good track “Wave” also features some chilled out soulful vocals from “Handheld GPS” singer Rexx Life Raj.

Of the new releases, “Nothing Wrong” is the only one that features G-Eazy by himself and lands on the message “I don’t see nothing wrong, and if you don’t like me, fuck you, this is nothin’ but a song.”

The 28-year-old star is set to drop his fifth studio album, The Beautiful and Damned, sometime later in the fall, the follow-up to his 2015 LP, When It’s Dark Out, which birthed his biggest hit in “Me, Myself & I.”

The Bebe Rexha-featured single peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 100 and was certified 4x Platinum.

Check out the remaining three tracks below to find out what you can expect from G-Eazy’s upcoming project.

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Pharrell Williams & Stan Smith Unveil adidas Tennis Hu Icons Collection [Photos]

Pharrell Williams & Stan Smith Unveil adidas Tennis Hu Icons Collection Photos]

The ageless Pharrell Williams teams with the OG Stan Smith to unveil the former’s Tennis Hu Icons collection. The gear is the latest collab between Pha-real and adidas Originals.

The pack features Pharrell’s signature Tennis Hu model and the Stan Smith model in an assortment pastel colors.

The iconic Stan Smith speaks for itself—originalyl released in 1971, it’s constantly been a go-to shoe for sneaker aficionados and caught a resurgence when adidas Originals relaunched it in 2014.

The Tennis Hu is Pharrell’s first proper adidas signature sneaker and takes inspiration from a court shoe but features the “proportions” a runner. Featuring a sock-like design and construction, the Tennis Hu will be available in Tactile Rose, Icey Blue and Linen Green as well as white colorways. There will be complimentary colorways (both tonal and with the classic white and color accent), and a full grain leather upper, for the Stan Smith model in the pack.

Accompanying the release the kicks, on August 10, is a campaign featuring Pharrell and Stan Smith and spotlighting they’re quirky creativity.

Check out detailed images from the campaign, and the kicks themselves, below and on the following pages.

Pharrell Williams & Stan Smith Unveil adidas Tennis Hu Icons Collection Photos]

Pharrell Williams & Stan Smith Unveil adidas Tennis Hu Icons Collection Photos]

Pharrell Williams & Stan Smith Unveil adidas Tennis Hu Icons Collection Photos]

Pharrell Williams & Stan Smith Unveil adidas Tennis Hu Icons Collection Photos]


Photos: adidas Originals

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9 Things We Learned From Rotimi On The Breakfast Club

The latest season Power is in full swing and if your timeline isn’t riddled with shocked references to the show you wouldn’t know that things are as lit as Nas when he was live at the BBQ. Today (Aug. 3), one the stars from the Starz hit series, Rotimi a.k.a Dre, stopped by The Breakfast Club to plug his latest EP Jeep Music, and puts his fans on to some the lesser known aspects his life.

Touching on subjects from almost signing to T.I.’s label a few years ago to his spiritual connection to the late Bob Marley (pardon me, y’all, the great Bob Marley), Rotimi’s road to success seems more destined than your favorite child.

Here are the 9 things we learned from Rotimi on The Breakfast Club.

9 Things We Learned From Rotimi On The Breakfast Club

Photo: Power 105

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