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Kreayshawn Quit Rapping Because She Was "Too Privileged" & Needed To Make Room For POC

After exploding onto the scene in 2011 with “Gucci Gucci,” White Girl Mob alum Kreayshawn released her debut album, Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay, in 2012 and has been quiet ever since.

In a series tweets posted on Tuesday (August 15), the Bay Area native claimed she left her rapping career behind to make more room for women color. She also explained that although she grew up “broke and in the ghetto,” she will never grasp what people color go through on a daily basis.

“Yes, I grew up broke and in the ghetto,” she wrote. “No does not mean I understand the struggle POC. Yes, I made rap music and prited f what I at the time understood as all I knew. Being broke and a bad person, but I stepped f that because, I was too privileged. So many gr8 and talented WOC who make music deserved that spot more then me. And to take that spot with my ass self was an insult.”

She also touched on the various systems’ flawed designs that set up POC to “fail.”

“Any person getting upset when someone says, ‘White Lives Don’t Matter’ ‘Fuck white people’ etc. doesn’t not even understand what a person has gone threw dealing with the law system, education system, welfare system, all white controlled and designed to fail POC,” she wrote.

After her social media tirade, “Bonehead Kreay” said someone was trying to hack her account and that she was going to disappear from Twitter for a while to get a lobotomy.

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DOOM Announces 1st New KMD Album In 24 Years With "True Lightyears" Featuring Jay Electronica

After almost 25 years and dozens projects, DOOM is back with a fresh KMD track. “True Lightyears,” which features Jay Electronica, is part Adult Swim’s The Missing Notebook Rhymes series, which promises 15 weeks new DOOM collabs and singles. The Jay-assisted track marks the second week and follows “Negus” with guest vocals from the late Sean Price.

In addition to “True Lightyears,” DOOM has also revealed he’s releasing another full-length project under the KMD moniker titled Crack In Time, the first new KMD album in 24 years. It’s reportedly being distributed  Metalface/Nature Sounds, DOOM’s own imprint.

Back when DOOM was known as Zev Love X, the enigmatic rapper was part a Hip Hop group called KMD. Formed in 1988, the group began as a graffiti crew, but eventually turned to music. A year later, MC Serch recruited them for the seminal 3rd Bass LP, The Cactus Album, which led to a deal with Elektra Records. 

KMD released its debut project, Mr Hood, in 1991, but the label shelved the group’s sophomore album, 1993’s Black Bastards. After DOOM’s younger brother and KMD member DJ Subroc was killed by a car when he was crossing a New York expressway, the London-born MC disappeared for years. He eventually reemerged in the late ’90s as the villainous MF Doom.

Listen to the KMD track above.

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OVO Sign In Toronto Sets Off New Restaurant Rumors For Drake

Drake might have fallen f Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the first time in eight years this week, but you can’t keep a good Drizzy down, and the Canadian rhymer is already on to the next.

According to CBC News, Drake appears on the verge launching a new endeavor in the heart Toronto’s Financial District.

At the corner Yonge and Wellington Streets, a sign featuring Drake’s OVO owl has popped up outside a spot that previously housed a bar and grill. In addition to the OVO owl, the sign includes a logo that reads “Pick 6 Coming Soon.”

Although all signs point to Pick 6 being a restaurant (or sports bar, given the use the phrase “pick six” in football), there are still few clues on Drake’s latest venture.

Drake is already associated with a nearby restaurant called Fring’s, but this new one seems to be more clearly connected with his growing brand. He joins the list rappers who have ventured into the hospitality biz — T.I., Rick Ross, Ludacris and 2 Chainz are among the artists who currently or previously owned restaurants.

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Hip Hop Continues Condemning Donald Trump's Handling Of Charlottesville

Following the deadly violence that went down in Charlottesville, Virginia during a white supremacist rally over the weekend, Donald Trump has held three press conferences where he first denounced violence “on many sides,” then called racism “evil” while condemning white nationalists, and then went back to blaming “both sides” for the incident a day later.

This has infuriated and disgusted countless people, including T.I., who believes Trump is being ordered around by his white supremacists “homeboys.”

“Exactly what I expect from a sucka,” T.I. told TMZ while boarding a plane at LAX. “Cowards throw rocks and hide their head, so earlier they apply pressure and made him denounce his white supremacist homeboys, his neo-Nazi partners, and after bipartisan pressure, he denounced them, but I’m sure there was a phone call from a David Duke, ‘What the fuck you think you’re doing? This is not what we elected you for.’ Then he had to come back and reverse. Fuck him man, to the fullest. He’s a sucka. Fuck him. Fuck them.

“We can love people who don’t hate,” he added. “You can’t love people who have hearts full hate. Fuck ’em all.”

Tip wasn’t the only member the Hip Hop community speaking out against Trump and condemning white supremacists.

Killer Mike fered his own thoughts on the matter Instagram while touching on the recent arrest  Takiyah Thompson, the Workers World Party activist who pulled down a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina earlier this week.

“Can someone please inform the casino owner masquerading as the United States president that although he’s totally correct in Jefferson and Washington, and many the other notables and presidents this country being slave owners, absolutely correct about that — it doesn’t equate to keeping a confederate general statue up because they were an oppositional force to this union.

“I just don’t want to look that fucking stupid to the rest the world,” he added. “So please stop saying that stupid shit.”

He captioned the video with, “With all due respect Mr. POTUS (and u lame duck muthafuckers that game him the bullshit half ass slaves excuse for the confederate statute support) From your humble constituent. Please watch and swipe. let’s Keep the country Great and never honor an enemy we defeated. That’s weak shit. Salutes, sir. Be well.”

Questlove, Chris Rock, A-Trak, John Legend, El-P, Sage Francis, Dam Funk, Talib Kweli, Blockhead, LeBron James, and countless others have also taken to social media to chime in on the situation.

Questlove said, “It’s time to go,” while El-P echoed those sentiments, writing, “Nothing clever left to say. time for this guy to be forced out fice.”

Check out some the posts below.

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Solange Denounces Racists Before Deleting Twitter Account

Solange is seemingly weary the ways the world. In the wake the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the “Cranes In The Sky” singer has deleted her Twitter account.

Solo’s final tweet addressed the arrest Takiyah Thompson, who was placed in police custody on Tuesday (August 15) in connection with the removal a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina.

“Deleting my twitter soon, but before I dip when we gonna pull up ? & what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?,” she wrote.

Solange later expressed her frustration with the “deep dark rooted ugliness” present in the United States her Instagram account, which is still active as  Wednesday (August 16).

“been trying to study myself been trying to practice self preservation during this time and not give racist ugly ass fuck bois who reek citronella my energy so that I can preserve my spirit to perform this album,” she wrote. “fuck white supremacist fuck nazis fuck your stale ass bland ass monuments fuck asking folks to be graceful.”

Check out both posts above.

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Teen Faces Criminal Charges For Playing XXXTENTACION's Music In Church

Brampton, Ontario – A 16-year-old Canadian is facing criminal charges after he hijacked a Brampton, Ontario church service by blaring XXXTENTACION’s “Look at Me!” through the church’s PA system.

According to the Brampton Guardian, parishioners felt “deeply threatened” when they heard lyrics such as “can’t keep my dick in my pants” and “she put her tongue on my dick.”

The unexpected interruption came just as a guest priest from Poland was about to read the gospel. At that moment, two youths reportedly went up to the lectern and started to blast the music.

Witnesses said the well-dressed young men entered through the side door and sat at the front the church.

Police were called to the scene immediately and churchgoers restrained one the young men until they arrived.

One woman told the Brampton Guardian that those in attendance “heard pranities blaring in the most sacred space they have.” Another told the local newspaper they considered the act a religious hate crime, though police have said they aren’t looking at it as one.

The teen has been charged with “mischief to religious property, disturbing a religious service and breach recognizance.”

Check out the song in question above.

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Artists express their sentiments on Twitter in the wake of Charlottesville terrorist attacks

In light the fatality and multiple injuries that occurred as violence erupted a white supremacist rally Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, many artists have come forth to express their sentiments about race relations in the United States. has served as the main platform for artists in the dance music industry to come forth with messages conveying their responses to the events that have transpired over the past several days.

Bangladeshi DJ and producer, tweeted the following, which began the interaction:

Arizona born and raised artist, , responded to Jai Wolf’s tweet, which generated many responses.

responded to Ghastly, challenging his response to Jai Wolf.

After many responses that call him out for his original statement, Ghastly tweets,

Indonesian artists, then responds to Ghastly after his tweet,

Ghastly, centering the argument around himself, asks these artists who are POC to “put urself in my shoes.”

Hotel Garuda responds in two parts, 

then tweets at Hotel Garuda expressing his sentiment as a white person, saying that white people need to do better,

is next to comment, stating,

Hotel Garuda speaks up against Jauz, his tweet says, 

Hotel Garuda contines with,

Photo Credit: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post

 

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Get a first look at Martin Garrix's Armani campaign – Dancing Astronaut

Earlier this summer, it was announced that  would be the face . As the summer comes to a close, Armani Exchange has revealed the a video to preview the upcoming campaign.

Set to Garrix’s 2016 track “Make up your Mind,” the video shows the producer in an array Armani outfits. Obviously comfortable in front the camera, Martin Garrix dances around and plays a drum while showing f his new attire. You can find the gear Garrix is sporting and more on Armani Exchange’s .

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Catch one of Zedd's unforgettable sets this weekend at Omnia

One the most iconic locations for legendary dance music artists to pass through is  in Las Vegas. Many have residencies there, but some DJs only come periodically to show f spectacular performances. Superstar producer  has been signed by Group for a Las Vegas residency and made his debut in January at Omnia Night Club inside Caesars Palace. Zedd continues to preform at the night club, giving fans unforgettable experiences by playing diverse sets full his own music and featuring up and coming artists who deserve some attention.

If you have never witnessed one Zedd’s Omnia performances, you are truly missing out on an insane night and a memorizing atmosphere. His energetic, original sets capture unique elements his music with every song selection and effortless transitions. Zedd has been topping charts with his two infectious new singles, “” featuring , and “” with . The only thing left to do now is purchase tickets to Zedd’s  upcoming August 19th show at Omnia. Luckily, if you can’t make it this weekend, Zedd will be swinging around for an encore performance Saturday, September 23.

Tickets are available

 

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