Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane and his fiancée Keyshia Ka’oir continue to be #relationshipgoals.
This time around, the couple have now have matching Rolls-Royce Wraiths. News the lavish purchase for his fiancée was made on Monday (October 16) an Instagram photo the two them standing in front the “His and Hers” set luxury vehicles.
The cost the vehicle starts somewhere over $300,000, according to Car and Driver.
“His and Hers Guwop bought his wife a Wraith!,” Gucci Mane wrote in the caption to his photo.
Gucci showed f the gift during Monday’s wedding rehearsal. Clad in all red, the couple walked down the aisle in a practice ceremony.
Engaged since last November, Gucci and Keyshia will ficially walk down the aisle on Tuesday (October 17).
The wedding will air live on BET as part The Mane Event reality show. The 10-episode series will document the ups and downs planning the wedding.
Wiz Khalifa Announces Release Date For "Laugh Now, Fly Later" Mixtape
Wiz Khalifa recently teased fans by promising to release some music “very soon” The Taylor Gang leader is living up to his word, announcing a brand new mixtape titled Laugh Now, Fly Later due out on November 10.
The marijuana aficionado revealed the news by answering fans questions on Twitter. On Sunday (October 15), he shared the mixtape’s title with one user before quickly responding with the release date to another.
The upcoming mixtape will be Wiz’s third solo release 2017. Back in June, he dropped a pair EPs — Pre-Rolleds and Bong Rips — that each featured four tracks. Those EPs and his mixtape serve as preludes to his recently finished album, which is speculated to be the long-awaited Rolling Papers 2.
Dave Chappelle Honored With Key To Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C. – Celebrated comedian and Hip Hop enthusiast Dave Chappelle was honored with the key to Washington D.C. on Friday (September 29), according to WJLA. Mayor Muriel Bowser presented the symbolic gesture at the Duke Ellington School the Arts where Chappelle graduated in 1991.
Chappelle, famous for Chappelle’s Show characters like Tyrone Biggums and Clayton Bigsby, shouted out his alma mater and other D.C. schools during his acceptance speech at this year’s Emmy Awards, prompting the #DCPublicSchools hashtag on Twitter.
The D.C. native was awarded his first Emmy — Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series — on September 17 for his appearance on last season’s Saturday Night Live, which also featured musical guests A Tribe Called Quest.
Queens Woman Charged With Murder For Illegal Butt Injections
A Queens woman has been charged with murder after allegedly causing the death a Harlem woman an illegal butt enhancement procedure. Back in July, Latesha Bynum, 31, got butt injections and she fell ill the same day, passing away two weeks later.
Reports DNAInfo New York:
The late Bynum met with a “nurse” at a Dunkin’ Donuts that was reportedly used a waiting room by the person who performed the fatal procedure.
The injections occurred at a residential building on E. 21st St. near Stuyvesant Town where Spence, who seems to have no medical training, acted as a nurse. .
However, the physician has not yet been arrested but the cops are still looking for him.
According to the New York Daily News, Spence used to date the “physician.”
Daft Punk reveal the men behind the robots in rare documentary footage [Watch] – Dancing Astronaut
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are better known as the robotic dance duo Daft Punk, who more or less played a role in dance music’s permanent explosion into the main stream psyche. A popular question by fans about the enigmatic characters, however, is who they are beyond their futuristic personas. Luckily, a brand new French documentary titled Les débuts des Daft Punk – Daft Punk Unchained can shed a little light on this much-discussed topic.
Much time has passed since an image a de-masked Daft Punk have been revealed — 22 years, to be exact. They’ve done such a good job at remaining in complete anonymity, according to the documentary, that they can even take the Parisian metro with zero fans coming up to ask for photographs. However, Daft Punk Unchained, has happened upon a rare cameo Thomas Bangalter from a Quentin Dupieux film that came out in 2015, where the musician can be seen sitting in a waiting room reading the newspaper.
While not particularly fascinating, this rare glimpse is certainly enough to have Daft Punk followers clamoring to view the short cameo and get a better glimpse who Daft Punk really are. Ultimately, however, they mysterious outfit has once again succeeded in generating an unimaginable amount hype without even trying — a classic skill, indeed.
ScHoolboy Q’s back in the gym, and that’s good news for his fans. On Tuesday (September 26), Groovy Q revealed that he’s exercising again because he’s almost finished working on his next album.
“First day back was Hella ruff,” he wrote on Instagram. “I wanted 2 go Home after 10 mins but I ain’t a lil bitcH…. I said once my album 90% done I was going back 2 da gym…. well I’m back!!! @cHrisbell_trainer good sHit old man
The news is sure to excite Q’s fans, who’ve been eagerly anticipating a follow-up to 2016’s Blank Face LP. That album debuted at #2 on Billboard Top 200 and received critical acclaim, including HipHopDX naming it as the sixth best album 2016.
Q has not announced a title for his fifth studio LP at this time. Earlier this year, TDE boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith teased a 2017 release date for the album, so expect to hear more updates in the near future.
Hip Hop Week In Review: Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Usher & Kevin Hart
HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, news emerged about Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and Travis Scott is the father. Also, it appears Nas and Nicki Minaj have become more comfortable in revealing the closeness their budding relationship. Additionally, Usher and Kevin Hart were warped in more scandals.
Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Are Having A Baby
20-year-old Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Travis Scott’s baby. It’ll be the first for both and they’re reportedly having a girl, according to sources who spoke to TMZ.
Naturally, the jokes flew across social media when it came to Kylie’s ex-boyfriend Tyga not being the father.
Read more about Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s pregnancy here.
Nas & Nicki Minaj Are Probably A Thing
Nas enjoyed his birthday by spending time with Nicki Minaj, fueling rumors that they are indeed a couple. Although the two have not announced they’re dating publicly, a video Nas licking Nicki’s face while calling him by his government name may have confirmed it for some.
A few days later, Nas and Nicki posted identical pictures with different captions. Nas called Minaj his “shorty” in his Instagram caption and Nicki playfully captioned about how he was trying to “holla” at her.
Read more about Nas and Nicki Minaj’s budding romance here.
Usher & Kevin Hart Deal With Salacious Scandals
It’s been a wild week for Usher and Kevin Hart. Both married megastars have been hit by sex scandals that have turned their lives upside down
The identity the woman suing Usher for $20 million for allegedly infecting her with herpes was revealed this week. Her name is Laura Helm and she claims to have had two sexual encounters with the R&B singer before locating a bump on the inside her mouth and vagina. An unidentified male accuser also claimed he was infected by Usher after an encounter at a Koreatown spa. Usher’s lawyers referred to the claims as “opportunistic.”
While Usher’s courtroom woes pile up, Kevin Hart found himself at the center an extortion plot. The comedian was caught on camera having sex with a woman named Montia Sabbag, who is not his wife. The extortion attempt has prompted an FBI investigation.
Read more about Usher’s Herpes saga here and Kevin Hart’s sex tape here.
One Time 4 Your Mind: Ranking Nas’ Albums From Best To Worst
The #DXLive crew ranked Nas’ discography from his debut album, Illmatic, all the way to his more recent project, 2012’s Life Is Good,.
Watch how it all went down here.
Can Danielle Bregoli, Cardi B & Blac Chyna’s Insta-Fame Last?
It appears 2017 is the rise the social media star and record deals are being handed out like candy if you can sustain the numbers. Kyle Eustice examined the phenomenon “Cash Me Outside” girl Danielle Bregoli, Cardi B and Blac Chyna inking record deals based on their massive following.
Audio Push’s Price — who co-wrote Bregoli’s “These Heaux” — shared his thoughts on the direction record companies have chosen to go in, explaining how it’s all possible.
“It’s about the music, star power and the team,” Price opined. “If you have the right team and creatives around you, no question you can sustain a long career. In this day and age, if people buy into the person, that’s enough to sustain. Cardi B is a prime example. No one expected her to get a #1, but consistency and people buying into her manifested that. Now look.”
Read the full editorial here.
EarthGang’s Journey: From Watching A School Burn To Signing To Dreamville
EarthGang signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint this summer and DX staff writer Justin Ivey got the opportunity to speak with them about their journey. While they’ve been releasing music consistently for years, they began to see their fan base grow after touring with Ab-Soul and Mac Miller.
“Yeah, both actually. Ab-Soul took us,” Dot explained. “We had never been anywhere before this. The Ab-Soul tour is going to have an effect regardless. And then the Mac Miller tour was like … It was a good time for Mac, it was a good time for the music he was dropping. It was very good for us. We was talking to Mac all the time. That’s still our dog. People be busy. Niggas working. But all that synergy at that time was boosting up the numbers. I think that actually was the first time we had a video … he tweeted out the video. It went crazy. It’s pretty good.”
Read the full EarthGang interview here.
Read Future's Heartbreaking Tribute To Late Sound Engineer Seth Firkins
Seth Firkins, a sound engineer who’d been working with rappers on the Atlanta scene for years, passed away in his sleep on September 23.
Firkins was especially close to Future, and had worked as the engineer on the rapper’s 2012 Pluto 3D album. Some other major credits include American Gangster by JAY-Z and The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted by Gucci Mane. He also worked with Young Thug, Rihanna, Ciara and Trina.
Future shared a touching response on social media, writing a lengthy Instagram caption to celebrate the life his friend.
“I always gave racism a cold shoulder because my real brother Is a white guy by the name Seth Firkins,” he wrote. “I got a call saying u died in your sleep? First thing came to my mind is, why are you sleep at 5am? That’s when we record our best shit & I tell u ‘don’t’ fall asleep we got more work to do.. but somethin told me I should’ve been at home recording for some reason.”
“I was saying this in my head, then bad news beat me home! I love u beyond this post, I will cherish u forever big bro, I just wish u would’ve text me & told me u was going to sleep and i wasn’t going to be able to wake u up this time…the family will miss u 1000%!! No kap in my game kid, rest well my brother. Rest well.”
Future wasn’t the only one to pay his respects to Firkins, who passed away the age 36. Other Hip Hop producers and sound engineers, such as Mike WiLL Made It and Alex Tumay shared their grief, with Tumay saying “the world is going to sound so much worse without him.”
No cause death has been reported.
Money Moves: Cardi B Hits Top Of Billboard Hot 100 Charts With “Bodak Yellow”
Cardi B‘s success has been a sight for supporters the rapper and reality television star and now she can boast a feat that hasn’t in nearly 20 years. Cardi’s “Bodak Yellow” hit is the first single since Lauryn Hill‘s 1998 smash “Doo Wop (That Thing)” to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts as an act without other credited artists.
The news has Cardi trending at the top on Twitter, and fan reactions are robust as expected. There is also a fair amount hate as well, but overall people are celebrating the good news surrounding “Bodak Yellow.”
We’ve collected some the responses from Twitter below and on the flip.