RealStreetRadio – This week in Hip Hop, R. Kelly released a 19-minute song titled “I Admit” as an attempt to defend himself against sexual misconduct accusations. Also, 50 Cent engaged in a war of words with Floyd Mayweather on Instagram and Lauryn Hill canceled a portion of her tour.
R. Kelly Drops “I Admit”
R. Kelly admitted to making a “few mistakes” in a 19-minute song titled “I Admit.” He didn’t own up to any of the most damning allegations though, defending himself against sex cult and pedophilia accusations.
Needless to say, Twitter wasn’t too impressed and most people wanted their 19 minutes back. Kelly’s ex-wife didn’t appreciate the ambitious song either and took it a step further by releasing a “remix” to the track.
Listen to R. Kelly’s “I Admit” here.
50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather Battle On Social Media
50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather have been exposing each other’s personal business on Instagram, trading heated words on social media.
Mayweather accused 50 of being a snitch while also claiming he’s a bad father. The G-Unit boss fired back by bringing up the boxer’s history of domestic violence.
Read more about Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent’s back-and-forth here.
Lauryn Hill Cancels Multiple Tour Dates
A few of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour dates have been canceled, adding more drama to Ms. Hill’s rocky history with live shows.
The move comes after she left fans at a Toronto show waiting for nearly an hour ahead of her 45-minute set.
The canceled shows include dates in Virginia Beach, Charlotte, Raleigh, St. Petersburg, Florida. Her Miami show, originally scheduled for July 31, was postponed to October 15.
Read more about Lauryn Hill’s show cancellations here.
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DXclusives: RZA, Chika & Most Anticipated Albums of 2018
RZA Talks “Cut Throat City” Film & Explains Why Wu-Tang Is Forever
RZA is slated to release his film Cut Throat City in 2019. In a conversation with RealStreetRadio, he explained how easy it was to relate to the movie’s main characters, who decide to pull off a major heist after Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans.
“I felt like what these four guys was going through was similar to what we go through in my neighborhood,” he told DX. “Just being men who, based on environment and unfortunate conditions, sometimes is pushed to do acts of desperation.”
Read the full interview with RZA here.
Is Chika The God Female MC We’ve Been Searching For?
DX’s Kyle Eustice explored the idea of viral rapper Chika being a “God” female MC in a new editorial.
“So, to all those complaining that dope female MCs don’t exist anymore — think again,” she opined. “Chika is a prime example of the talent floating around out there and it’s only a matter of time before she’s thrust into the conversation more frequently — and rightfully so.”
Read the full piece on Chika here.
The 10 Most Anticipated Rap Albums For The Rest Of 2018
There have been lots of great album releases in 2018, but there’s plenty more to come. DX looked ahead at the most highly anticipated LPs on the way, including new releases from ScHoolboy Q, Black Star and Meek Mill.
Check out the most anticipated drops here.