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The Cool Kids Announce Release Date For "Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe"

After announcing their reunion in July 2016, Chuck Inglish and Sir Mikey Rocks — collectively known as The Cool Kids — are back with the release date for their new album, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe. According to two tweets from Chuck and Mikey posted on Friday (August 18), the project drops on September 15.

In the 13 months since they ficially teamed back up under The Cool Kids moniker, the duo has shared a handful  new singles, including “Connect Four,” “Running Man” and “TV Dinner.” Last month, they dropped an instrumental track titled “Checkout.”

In January, they teamed up with electro-flavored Hip Hop producer Barclay Crenshaw (otherwise known as Claude Von Stoke) for “U Are In My System,” and announced their own comedy sketch show, the aptly titled Shit Show, later that month.

Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe marks Chuck and Mikey’s first album since 2011’s When Fish Ride Bicycles.

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JAY-Z Reveals Reason Behind Rift With Kanye West

JAY-Z was a recent guest on the Rap Radar Podcast, where hosts Brian “B.Dot” Miller and Elliot Wilson asked the Hip Hop titan about his relationship with Kayne West.

The world was privy to some intimate details about Hov’s feelings towards his former Watch The Throne collaborator thanks to a handful subtle disses on 4:44, but it wasn’t exactly clear why things went sour for the friends-turned-adversaries —until now.

During Part 1 the hour-long interview, JAY admitted they used to routinely argue, but always respected each other. He said when West mentioned wife Beyoncé and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy during his infamous 2016 rant, he “crossed the line.”

“Think about how I got to that point,” Hov explained. “It’s not even about Kanye. It really isn’t. His name is there, but it’s just the truth what happened, but I’m sayin’ the whole point is you got hurt because this guy was talking about you on a stage, but what really hurt me is you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it.

“Kanye’s my little brother,” he continued. “He’s talked about me a hundred times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues, but you brought my family into it. Now that’s a problem with me. That’s a real, real problem. He know it’s a problem ’cause me and him would have been talked about it. We would have been resolved our issues, but he know he crossed the line. I know him. he knows. He knows … I know he knows because we’ve never let this much space go between one our disagreements and we’ve had many. That’s part who we are. That’s what I liked about him. He’s an honest person. He’s open and he’ll just say things, and he’s wrong a lot times, but we’ll confront it.”

West’s and JAY’s rocky relationship was the subject a recent British documentary, Public Enemies.

West is reportedly armed with a response to JAY’s barbs on 4:44, but so far, nothing has materialized.

Watch a clip the interview above or head to TIDAL to watch it in its entirety.

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DJ Quik Working On Joint EP With Scarface & “BlaqKout” Follow-Up With Kurupt

Los Angeles, CA – During their Los Angeles stop at The Novo by Microst Theater Thursday (August 17), DJ Quik spoke with DX about his relationship with Scarface, the initial concept the tour and a collaborative EP with the Facemob leader.

“I think an EP first because my ADD won’t let me do an album no more,” Quik told #DXLive host Jake Rohn. “Scarface and I, we working on an EP actually. We’re actually recording every show that we do into Protools all stemmed out. We’re going to listen back to it after the tour is done and in the interim, we’re writing lyrics and music on the bus. It just makes sense to make an EP not just to sell and have a record out but to make this whole experience and give it to people to feel a vibe.”

Currently, Quik and Face are on a 12-date tour, with a possibility additional stops. The joint run between the two comes from a friendship that dates back to the early moments in their careers.

“The first time me and Scarface met was in 1991,” explained Quik. “We were on tour with MC Hammer and I think Chubb Rock was out there with us, Kris Kross and it was the Geto Boys and us. It was Ice Cube’s Amerikkka’s Most Wanted tour. I think the Geto Boys were promoting We Can’t Be Stopped and I was promoting Quik Is The Name. We met and he was just a cool, down to earth and a solid dude. I had already loved his music for years. When he’d come out here to visit, I’d pick him up myself and drive him around. Don’t call no taxi and we just built from there.”

When DX spoke with Face himself, he discussed everything from his relationship with Quik to ficially retiring next year after spending 30 years in the game.

“In my opinion, Quik is the best fuckin’ mixer, producer and engineer,” said Scarface before speaking about his last solo album with frequent collaborator N.O. Joe. “Scarface might die, but Brad Jordan will be here forever.”

Back in 2012, Kurupt hinted at a sequel to his collaborative BlaQKout project with Quik, and he spoke to DX about the status the follow-up.

“We working on the new DJ Quik and Kurupt album,” said Kurupt. “The title is not for the public. Not yet, but you gon’ love it baby. Uncle Quik said we gone hit ’em with nothing but gangsta shit.”

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Gucci Mane Reveals Release Date For New "Mr. Davis" LP

Since his release from prison last year, Gucci Mane hasn’t let his foot f the accelerator in terms his musical output. The momentum continues with a new album announcement in the form  Mr. Davis. The project is expected to arrive on September 15.

As indicated by the tracklist, Guwop’s eleventh full-length studio album is packed with guest spots from notable acts such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy Q.

Mr. Davis also features singles “Tone It Down” with Chris Brown and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Make Love.” For many, the latter single kicked f Minaj’s ongoing beef with Remy Ma.

Mr. Davis serves as the follow-up to Gucci’s Droptopwop mixtape with Metro Boomin that he dropped in May and first full-length album since last year’s The Return East Atlanta Santa.

Alongside the album details, La Flare released a new single “I Get The Bag” featuring fellow ATLiens Migos.

Check out the Mr. Davis artwork and tracklist below.

Gucci Mane Reveals Release Date For New "Mr. Davis" LP
  1. 1. Work in Progress (Intro)
    2. Back On
    3. I Get the Bag f. Migos
    4. Stunting Ain’t Nuthin f. Slim Jxmmi & Young Dolph
    5. Curve f. The Weeknd
    6. Enormous f. Ty Dolla $ign
    7. Members Only
    8. Money Make Ya Handsome
    9. Changed f. Big Sean]
    10. We Ride f. Monica]
    11. Lil Story f. Schoolboy Q
    12. Tone It Down f. Chris Brown
    13. Make Love
    14. Money Piling
    15. Jumped Out the Whip f. A$AP Rocky
    16. Miss My Woe f. Rico Love
    17. Made It (Outro)
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Dubstep Producer Doctor P Isn't Excited About New Eminem Album

San Bernardino, CA – Any fan EDM knows Doctor P is one the original godfathers the bass-driven Dubstep movement. For Hip Hop fans, the triple threat (musician, producer and DJ) has recorded with Method Man, Far East Movement and Jarren Benton throughout his career. 

Having performed sold-out arenas in L.A., the legendary Coachella festival and a mind-blowing show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, Doctor P told HipHopDX this was his first time performing at HARD Summer.

Speaking with P (real name Shaun Brockhurst), at his artist trailer on Day 1 Destructo’s 10-year anniversary HARD festival on August 5, DX asked about his passion for Hip Hop and how that ties into dubstep.

He explains, “I originally listened to Hip Hop. Before I discovered electronic music, I was always listening to Hip Hop. It was always like Wu-Tang, D12 and stuff. I kinda grew up in the whole Eminem thing in the early 2000s, so I was like probably 14 or 15 listening to Eminem’s first album. That was the first thing I heard that wasn’t like pop music — so it blew my mind.”

With recent news Eminem’s new project coming as soon as this fall, Doctor P was far from intrigued.

“I don’t really follow Eminem anymore,” he explains. “I’ve gotten quite bored him. I feel like he was really angry when he was in his early 20s and all his music was insanely angry. But nowadays he’s like middle-aged and not angry anymore. He’s faking the anger now — so the music doesn’t have quite the same passion for me anymore that it did.”

This led into P’s current stance on old Hip Hop vs. new Hip Hop.

“I definitely prefer the older stuff. It’s cliché to say that the oldies are the best. But you got the odd track now like Rich Chigga … He’s a new guy but he’s got that old school vibe, big time.”

With Rich Chigga recently hopping on a trap record called “Gospel” with XXXTENTACION and Keith Ape, DX asked if Doctor P would be interested in a collab with the 17-year-old.

“No, not really,” he answers. “I would if he did the vocals on a banging dubstep track. But he’s a nice crossover for me. He’s got the vibe an old school vocalist (sort ). Whereas Future and people like that, I can’t really listen to that stuff. I don’t know. They’re not cool enough for me. They’re cool in a different way. People like Wu-Tang and those guys, they were so cool in like a gangster way. But I feel like that gangster-ness is gone and that’s what I liked about Hip Hop originally.”

Still on the topic collabs, Doctor P linking with Method Man on “The Pit” back in 2013 meant he needed a new Hip Hop artist to look forward to.

I’d love to work with Pusha T. He’s got the coolest voice I’ve ever heard. He’s like the new Method Man for me. You know, Method Man, you hear his voice, and it gets you straight away. I feel like Pusha T is like that as well. Every time he does a verse on someone else’s track, it’s the best bit on the song. I’d love to work with Pusha T.”

When asked what his fav Pusha song was, P answers, “’Burial’ is the one that everyone knows. It was the first one his that really got my ears, so that’s the classic for me.”

As with any festival, the later the set time, the better. Before P was brought out to perform at 9:30 p.m., he quickly drew the connection between dubstep and Hip Hop.

“I feel like the vibe dubstep is very Hip-Hop-y, like the grooves. I feel like if you take away the vocals from a Hip Hop track, there’s still a dubstep-iness to a lot the beats. So, you take the vocals and put it on a dubstep track and it works.”

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Shaq Throws More Shade At LaVar Ball

It appears that Shaq Diesel’s diss track toward LaVar Ball last month wasn’t the last word in the rivalry. Shaq came back this weekend with more shade for the head the Big Baller Brand.

Shaq spent some time spinning records at the Rehab Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas this past weekend. DJ Whoo Kid, one the pioneers Hip Hop’s mixtape scene, was in attendance. He asked Shaq about the progress his beef with Ball. “I don’t even know who that is … Never heard him,” Shaq responded. Whoo Kid jumped in with his own words on the subject. “Fuck that nigga,” he added.

“He heard us though,” Shaq said, smiling.

In July, Shaq released a three-minute diss track toward Ball where he talked about his basketball skills and the Big Baller Brand. He brought up recent words from Ball, who made it clear that he felt he could beat Shaq in basketball.

“You beatin’ me? That’s a bunch bologna/You think you Mailman, you ain’t even Jeff Malone,” he responded. Toward the end the track, Shaq traded in disses for compliments as he let Ball know just how good his kids are at basketball.  “You’ve done a great job, I love how your sons play/ And lil ‘Melo too, attitude hella cool/ Jumper wet wet like two thots in a pool,” he admitted.

Ball responded to Shaq’s song by calling him old and irrelevant.

Can someone set up the one-on-one match already?

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GRiZ releases 13-track remix album, announces full 'Good Will Continue' tour – Dancing Astronaut

When Grant Kwiecinski, the man behind ,  began rolling out his , “Good Will Continue,” it came with suspicions that the Detroit-native was wrapping a new album. Since then, GRiZ has been releasing after from his now year-old LP, including AC Slater’s impressive which premiered on DA earlier this week.

So, naturally, it came with more than mere speculation that the future-funk master would release an entire remix package  some heavy hitting, genre-spanning collabs, including , Juneaux, , and many more. From the sharp synths Boogie T’s rework “Can’t Hold Me Down” to the glitchy bass lines in ‘s re-imagining “Gotta Push On,” the project is chalked full high-prile remixes, cleanly rinsed by Kwiecinski himself, as well as features from some up-and-coming producers like Brooklyn’s own .

With the release comes the full roll out his “Good Will Continue” tour, a follow-up to his last album tour, “Good Will Prevail,” which was a response to the overwhelming political negativity the times. Phase three the Fall tour now includes six stops along the Midwest and Northeast, including New York State and Kansas City. Now, more than ever, is when we need GRiZ’s positive message love and self-acceptance.

Tracklist:

  1. Wicked ft. Eric Krasno (Dirty Audio Remix)
  2. Can’t Hold Me Down ft. Tash Neal (Boogie T Remix)
  3. My Friends & I ft. ProbCause (Dusty Bits Remix)
  4. Good Times Roll ft. Big Gigantic (Ephwurd Remix)
  5. I Don’t Mind ft. SunSquabi, Artifakts, & iDa Hawk (Jenaux Remix)
  6. Feelin’ Fine (Rowland Evans Remix)
  7. PS GFY ft. Cherub (Opiuo Remix)
  8. What We’ve Become ft. Cory Enemy & Natalola (Tommy Trash Remix)
  9. If There Ever Comes A Day ft. Eli Paperboy Reed & Louis Futon (IHF Remix)
  10. Rather Be Free ft. Muzzy Bearr (Tisoki Remix)
  11. Gotta Push On ft. Brasstracks & Eric Krasno (Barclay Crenshaw Remix)
  12. Before I Go ft. Leo Napier (AC Slater Remix)
  13. Driftin’ ft. Son Little (Birocratic Remix)

 

Good Will Continue Tour Dates:

8/18-19 – 515 Alive Fest – Des Moines, IA

8/31 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO *Sold Out*

9/1 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO *Sold Out*

9/2 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO *Sold Out*

10/11 – The Observatory – Orange County, CA

10/12 – The Observatory – San Diego, CA

10/13 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

10/14 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA

1015 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA

10/18 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR

10/19 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR

10/20 – Vancouver Forum – Vancouver, BC

10/21 – The Hive – Sandpoint, ID

10/22 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT

10/26 – Myth – Minneapolis, MN

10/28 – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland – Kansas City, MO

10/31 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH

11/1 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY

11/2 – Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

11/3 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

11/4 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.

11/5 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NY

11/7 – The National – Richmond, VA

11/9 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN

11/10 – Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre – Atlanta, GA

11/11 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA

12/1-5 – Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, DO

 

GRiZ releases 13-track remix album, announces full 'Good Will Continue' tour - Dancing Astronaut
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Mozzy Releases New Album "1 Up Top Ahk"

Keeping up with Mozzy’s release schedule over the past few years has not been an easy task, but he’s slowed down a bit in 2017. He hasn’t pulled his foot f the gas pedal just yet though, as he drops a new album titled 1 Up Top Ahk.

The Sacramento rising star’s second solo project 2017 serves as the follow-up to his Fake Famous album, which dropped in January, and comes on the heels his Gunplay collaboration. The 16-track release features guest appearances by some prominent artists including Boosie Badazz, Jay Rock, Dave East, Lil Durk, YFN Lucci and The Jacka.

Check out the stream, cover art and tracklist for Mozzy’s 1 Up Top Ahk below.

Mozzy Releases New Album "1 Up Top Ahk"

1. Intro
2. Mandated f. June
3. Like You Say You Do
4. Take It Up With God f. Celly Ru
5. Sleep Walkin’
6. Tomorrow f. Rexx Life Raj, Boosie Badazz and E Mozzy
7. Unfortunately f. June
8. Don’t You
9. Momma We Made It f. Jay Rock
10. Outside f. Lex Aura, Lil Durk and Dave East
11. Stay Over There f. YFN Lucci and Kolyon
12. M.I.P. Jacka f. The Jacka
13. Afraid f. Dcmbr
14. Prayed For This
15. Can’t Take It (Ima Gangsta) f. Bobby Luv
16. Fall Off

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XXXTENTACION's "Look At Me" Certified Platinum

XXXTENTACION’s 2017 breakout single “Look At Me” has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Earlier this week, X posted a snapshot the RIAA certification and captioned the photo, “say what you want, but you will always be forced to accept that I’m out here living my ‘own’ life.”

Originally released on SoundCloud on December 31, 2015, the breakout track samples “Changes” by British dubstep DJ Mala. The song recently passed 90 million plays on the music sharing platform.

Co-producer Rojas explained how the song came to be in Genius’ annotations the record.  “One day me and X were sitting at the crib going through beats and he wasn’t really rocking with any them, and then the last one I showed him was that beat, and he was like, ‘Rojas, this is it!,'” he explained. “In 15 minutes, it was done. X already knew the whole song in his head before he made it. He’s creative as fuck. X decided to distort the whole track in one.”

Throughout 2016, a year that X spent partly behind bars, the song’s eardrum-shattering bass and shouted chorus helped grow a huge underground following. Fans love the song so much that one recently got in legal trouble for blasting it in church. 

In January 2017, “Look At Me” was remastered and released as a proper single. Nearly two months later, it debuted at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #34. 

The song’s notoriety hit new heights when Drake was accused jacking X’s flow for his More Life track “KMT.” Their mostly one-sided feud helped propel X’s name into Hip Hop headlines, and intense concert performances (as well as getting KO’ed on stage) helped keep him there.

2017 has been a wild year for X, and though he recently announced plans to “disappear,” his new project 17 is expected to arrive on August 25.

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