RealStreetRadio – This week in Hip Hop, Kanye West introduced he’s backing away from politics. Also, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B‘s feud flamed up then died down earlier than Steve Madden chimed in, inflicting extra drama. Lastly, Hip Hop celebrated Halloween with some nice costumes.
Kanye West Is Done With Politics
Kanye West feels he’s been used for political acquire. In a tweet, he accused Candace Owens of utilizing him by attaching his identify to designs that had been for her “Blexit” marketing campaign, which inspires black voters to depart the Democratic Party. He then distanced himself from politics altogether.
“My eyes at the moment are huge open and now understand I’ve been used to unfold messages I don’t consider in,” he tweeted.
‘Ye has been working round sporting MAGA hats and declaring his assist for President Donald Trump. Now, Kanye’s most important focus will lie in making music solely.
Read extra about Kanye West backing away from politics right here.
Nicki Minaj Calls Out Steve Madden For Lying About Her
After Nicki Minaj and Cardi B determined to publicly put aside their variations, designer Steve Madden hopped on Twitter to accuse Nicki of mendacity a couple of deal provide she obtained from his firm.
It wasn’t lengthy earlier than the reality revealed that she certainly had a deal provide.
Madden instantly backtracked from his assertion to apologize, however Nicki and her Barbz weren’t so forgiving.
“Eat a dick nigga,” Nicki responded in a tweet to his apology. “You lied on me cuz it was the fashionable factor 2do! Ain’t no one buyin that clown shit. We couldn’t work collectively cuz I stated the footwear had been ugly.”
Read extra about Nicki Minaj and Steve Madden’s feud right here.
A Very Hip Hop Halloween
Hip Hop celebrated Halloween this yr with their finest seems to be. Beyoncé shocked everybody along with her Toni Braxton costume as a result of she seemed eerily like her.
Missy Elliot as herself, Diddy as Pennywise, YG as Michael Jackson and Rita Ora as Post Malone had been among the many many costumes sported this yr.
Peep all of Hip Hop’s finest 2018 Halloween costumes right here.
– Mick Jenkins — Pieces Of A Man
– Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz — Mona Lisa
– Ella Mai — Ella Mai
– Jeremih & Ty Dolla $ign — MihTy
– Asian Doll — So Icy Princess
– Ghostface Killah — The Lost Tapes
DXClusives: Talib Kweli, Mozzy & Kathleen Hanna
Talib Kweli Explains Joint Kanye West Album Delay: “He Still Has More Work To Do”
After Kanye West introduced he was distancing himself politics, Talib Kweli hinted he was prepared to complete the album they had been engaged on collectively. But, he later spoke about its delay and why it’s not again on the desk simply but in an unique interview with DX.
“We began engaged on one however I ended going round as soon as it was clear that he wasn’t listening to me re: the Trump/Candace Owens stuff,” Kweli advised DX’s Kyle Eustice. “I posted that clip on IG not a lot to restart the album, however to remind him that I used to be warning him through music concerning the very individuals who took benefit of him approach earlier than he allowed them to … I’ve loads of love for Ye however he nonetheless has extra work to do.”
Read the complete interview with Talib Kweli right here.
Mozzy Discusses Kendrick Lamar’s Co-Sign, “Black Panther” Placement & His Creative Process
In an unique interview with DX’s Justin Ivey, Mozzy shares what it was like being shouted out by Kendrick Lamar on the 2018 Grammys and being a part of Marvel’s hit movie Black Panther.
“It’s laborious to register that the little nigga from Oak Park 4th Avenue in Sacramento simply received shouted out by the dopest rapper on this planet,” he stated. “I imply come on man, it’s simply loopy! Can’t even register. And then the alley-oop on Black Panther? The soundtrack? An precise music within the film? Come on!”
Read the complete interview with Mozzy right here.
Kathleen Hanna Honors Husband King Ad-Rock & Chuck D With Tees four TOGO Line
Kathleen Hanna, a punk rock icon and the spouse of Beastie Boys member Ad-Rock, launched her Tees four TOGO earlier this month. So far, it appears shirts of her husband and Public Enemy’s Chuck D are outselling her personal.
“We had the get together the opposite night time, and we constructed the shop on this little room in our home and offered t-shirts,” Hanna advised DX. “The subsequent morning, we had been trying on the stacks that had been left and I used to be like, ‘There’s solely three Ad-Rocks and there’s like 12 Kathleens.’ What’s occurring? [laughs].
“Then I seemed on the net retailer to see in two days how a lot we offered, and I used to be like, ‘He outsold me once more.’ But truly Chuck is a really huge vendor, too and I’m very glad about that as a result of I’ve been sporting that shirt so much. I really like that shirt.”
Read the complete interview with Kathleen Hanna right here.