American rapper Nelly is scheduled to perform in Saudi Arabia next month, and only men are allowed to purchase tickets and attend.
The rapper, famous for songs like “Hot in Herre” and “Country Grammar,” will perform alongside Algerian singer Cheb Khaled in a Dec. 14 concert in Jiddah.
Public activities like concerts and sporting events have traditionally been heavily restricted in the Saudi kingdom. The country’s newly established General Entertainment Authority has worked to promote leisure activities in recent months with a budget of roughly $3 billion.
As of June, there had been more than 3,000 public events in 2017, up from just 300 the entire previous year, according to the GEA.
The kingdom’s strict morality laws, which enforce prohibitions on alcohol, gender segregation and modest clothing, present some challenges to the GEA’s push. September marked the first time women in Saudi Arabia were allowed into the national stadium alongside men. Women still cannot attend certain events, like the upcoming concert with Nelly and a show earlier this year that featured country music star Toby Keith.
Even with an all-male audience, non-Saudi entertainers can face some obstacles in the content they’re allowed to perform. A co-ed hip-hop dance group called iLuminate reportedly had to adjust their costumes and moves for a performance in Riyadh.
Keith, whose hits include “Whiskey Girl” and “I Love This Bar,” said he was told not to perform songs about drinking, marijuana or sex. “There were only four or five things that I could play that were famous,” he told The Atlantic.
Nelly’s single “Hot in Herre” references alcohol and repeatedly instructs women to “take off all your clothes.”
The rapper’s scheduled performance in Jiddah has drawn criticism from some Saudis, who are pointing on social media to a recent rape allegation made against him, according to The Associated Press.
Grand Rapids, MI — Local police in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently handcuffed Honestie Hodges, an 11-year old Black girl who had just walked out of her home. She was reportedly held at gunpoint because police say they were looking for 40-year old white woman who had been suspected in a stabbing. The question that many are asking is: How can a young Black girl be confused with an older white female?
As a result, the local community and communities across the country have been outraged. Even her parents are highly upset about what happened. Her mom, Whitney Hodges, who says she saw everything, said that police ordered her daughter to raise her hands and walk backward. Then she says the police officers handcuffed her, patted her down and put her in the back of a police car.
“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie told a local news TV station. Naturally confused, Honestie thought she had done something wrong and was being arrested.
Her mom says that while sitting in the back of the cruiser, she began banging on the windows and screaming, “Please don’t let them take me.”
In response to what happened, the Grand Rapids Police Department has released a statement saying:
“Once onscene, officers determined that the suspect fled the residence still armed with the knife, Their investigation led to a second Westside Grand Rapids home where it was believed the suspect may have fled to. As officers were setting up a perimeter, three females simultaneously exited the home, two adults and one 11 year old juvenile.Until it could be determined that the individuals were not the suspect, nor armed with a weapon, the three were ordered back to officers and detained. The homeowner gave consent to search the home, and it was deemed that none of the three individuals that exited the home were the suspect officers were searching for nor was the suspect in the home. The females were subsequently released.”
Meanwhile, Honestie is now terrified of police. She told reporters, “I’m afraid to open or go near my back door… because of what happened. I wanted to be a detective or police officer, but now I don’t want anything to do with those kind of things.”
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Courtesy of Def Jam RecordingsThe release date for Jeezy‘s latest album, Pressure, is officially set. The highly-anticipated disc will arrive December 15.
The rapper unveiled the date and cover art — which shows a diamond balanced on top of a black surface — on his Instagram account Thursday. “PRESSURE 12/15 #TrustYaProcess,” he writes. The artwork might be a nod to the popular expression “Pressure makes diamonds.”
He also released a teaser trailer on social media to announce the forthcoming album: it features a luxury car stopping on a snow-covered street underneath some subway tracks.
Pressure is the follow-up to Jeezy’s seventh album, Trap or Die 3, which was released in October of 2016. That disc debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and became his third number one album.
Listen to Nipsey Hussle's new track "Rap Niggas" on Apple Music and iTunes, Spotify below, and check out the video up top. Victory Lap is due out Feb. 16.
[Chorus] I ain't nothing like you fucking rap ni**as Hussle man a shooter that's a fact ni**a Thirty-two extendos in my mac ni**a Spend a thousand on some t-shirts up at Sacs n***a I ain't nothing like you fucking rap n***as Hussle man a shooter that's a fact n**a Thirty-two extendos in my mac ni**a Spend a thousand on some t-shirts up at Sacs n***a
It was recently announced that Nipsey entered into a partnership with Atlantic Records to release his debut album Victory Lap. If you missed it, make sure to check out our interview with the Los Angeles rapper by heading here. The release of "Rap Niggas" comes on the heels of Nipsey's collaborative project with Bino Rideaux titled No Pressure. The project, which runs eight tracks long, features production from Mike & Keyz, Axel Folie, DJ Fu, and G. Ry and some bars from Dave East.
Ghostface Killah has cofounded a cryptocurrency company called Cream Capital, CNBC reports. The company is looking to raise $30 million during its initial coin offering (ICO).
Cream Capital takes its name from Wu-Tang Clan’s 1993 classic song “C.R.E.A.M.,” which stands for “Cash rules everything around me.” In the case of the company, Cream Capital Chief Executive Brett Westbrook told CNBC it has been granted the trademark for Crypto Rules Everything Around Me.
The ICO “Cream Dividend” tokens will be sold in November, which can then be exchanged for Ether. Ether is the value token of the Ethereum blockchain. Essentially, blockchains are the digital ledger for economic transactions that serve as the backbone for the digital currency. Cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, is digital currency that uses cryptography for security.
“Ghostface Killah is a longtime business partner of ours,” Westbrook told Pigeons & Planes of the rapper’s involvement in the venture. Westbrook said that they met during a Reddit AMA and added that Ghostface Killah will serve as the company’s Chief Branding Officer.
“His work capacity will be laying out a framework for which cryptocurrencies are more familiar to everyday people,” Westbrook explained of the rapper’s role in the company.
A rep for Ghostface Killah did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
ICOs are a way of crowdfunding, but they’ve recently come under scrutiny. As TechCrunch points out, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged two companies – REcoin and DRC World – for allegedly defrauding investors by selling unregistered securities and coins that don’t exist. These appear to be the first ICOs to come under scrutiny for fraud.
Cream Capital told CNBC that its ICO participants would be protected via a digital coin standard to prevent investors from monetary losses. The company said that their virtual coins can also be added to debit cards that can be used at stores and places that take card payments.
The company is holding its token sale on November 11th.
Big Fish Theory is a weird album. Vince Staples, in his first full-length since the bleak, bass-heavy statement of intent that was Summertime ‘06, only went deeper. He mined harsh, metallic beats for sounds that came closer to warped dance music than anything resembling modern hip-hop. It was as if he picked the most difficult instrumentals to rap over on purpose, every song a challenge. Then he proceeded to rip each one apart.
The Vince Staples of ‘17 is surgical, interested in songs as much as verses, in vision as much as execution. He’s still the brash provocateur that’s made him as famous for his interviews as his music, but he’s emerging as one of the rappers with the most cohesive visions on offer, an auteur with a precise, restless flow and something to say. —Brendan Klinkenberg
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Friday on Elm Street (originally titled Freddy vs. Jason) is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Fabolous and Jadakiss. It was released on November 24, 2017, by Def Jam Recordings, Street Family Records and D-Block Records. The album is preceded by one single; "Stand Up" featuring Future.
Instead of battling it out as Freddy vs. Jason, Fabolous and Jadakiss are teaming up on Friday on Elm Street.
With Loso playing Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger and Jadakiss as Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees, the rap assassins unleash a 12-track project that’s been years in the making.
The blockbuster set boasts an all-star cast including Future, Swizz Beatz, Teyana Taylor, French Montana, and Styles P, as well as Yo Gotti and Jeezy, who guest on “Stand Up (Remix).”
Fablo Freshcobar recently addressed the album’s many delays and its title change from the original Freddy vs. Jason theme. “Truthfully, it was a little bit of politics,” he told Viceland’s “Desus & Mero.” “Sometimes it was scheduling Sometimes it was me working on other things and getting that out there. It was a lot of different factors…Even the name, Freddy vs. Jason, we tried that for awhile, and it wasn’t happening [with] licensing. You can’t use a lot of movie stuff anymore.”
1st video off Tye’s recent project, Messarounds. Today is Thanksgiving and the meaning behind it comes to grips with the reality we see daily within our community and family. Tye tells his side of the spectrum when it comes to being back in the heart of his city, Providence, RI and attempts to give back and restore the feeling the city once felt. Hip Hop is still alive. Shout out to the legendary Freddie Joachim. Filmed And Edited By Ronald Jusayan
My interview with Messy Tye happened over FaceTime one November 2016 night. I sat at my dining room table with a pen and pad ready but quickly realized I wouldn’t need either because my voice recorder helped me keep the natural flow of conversation (however, eventually, my OCD took over, and I needed to write down some key facts throughout the interview.) Tye does not waste or mince words. He thoroughly explains his perspective but always makes sure his listener understands it from theirs as well. Our conversation took a natural, close-to-home feel. He appeared on-screen with no visible background, very vibrant, and with an all-teeth smile, “Beloved, how are you!?” he asked genuinely and our talk started.
When did you fall in love with rap / hiphop?: I would say that rap has always been close to me. My mother would play Eric B and Rakim. I remember tapes. There was a vibe you’d get from having a tape in your hand. CD’s too. If you had the tape AND the CD it meant you were an avid supporter. My dad would always drive around in new cars with sound systems playing their songs. Certain songs remind me of this time. Certain rhythms, flows and melodies would stick with me and a lot of that music was rap. That feeling I would get listening to this music always stuck with me.
When did you begin to take rapping seriously?: My Dad got married when I was 8. It was the first time I had been to a wedding that I can remember. it was very lavish with an expensive cake, birds in a cage… The whole nine. I was dancing on the dance floor and set the party off. It was around that time I realized that I really liked music. The feeling of making everyone there happy (mind you I had money thrown at me at that party!) turned into me doing poetry and writing rhymes like the music I heard growing up. It was in my 3rd grade class I began writing without curse words. That shaped how I rhyme today. I began performing my 8th grade year. I got involved in Music One in Providence, RI. I attended their after school program in which we learned about recording and music as an art. We could only record positive tracks and I remember performing in a gymnasium full of people and I had to perform with a singer about being drug free.
Did you have someone who pushed you through different things? I had to learn a lot of things on my own. This helped me get a better understanding of myself. It brings me back to a time where I lived in Connecticut with my dad. Spruce is someone I met from Springfield MA. while staying with my dad. Spruce and I did a fashion / talent show. Nobody really talked to me at this school, then i started getting in with the after school program, teamed up with Spruce and actually won the talent show. I’m reminded of this every time I perform because it was something that really pushed me to be comfortable on stage and with myself. My mom raised 6 children on her own. I felt pushed aside for certain things but never lacked understanding. I had to go through a lot to realize my potential in music
What is a positive vibe to you? A non-judgmental environment. It’s all about the vibe. I’m reminded of Free Spirit (Messy Tye’s first project release, dropped in 2014, which he credits for helping him find his vibe.) I truly feel that project is a gem and will withstand the test of time but It helped a lot in many creative and professional ways. I was going through an issue which was not normal for a typical 18/19 year old so I had a lot to get out and write about. I wanted to spread my message to people and the timing was perfect. It’s always been about the vibes.
“I felt ashamed about it, finding out the way I found out. But at the same time I never forgot what my goal was since 8 years old. I still remembered my place as far as where I stood and where I wanted to go”
An example of a positive vibe is when I performed with Rakim and was able to have my mom meet him.
“My introduction to rap was the same person I was able to introduce to my mom.
That moment was my way of letting her know that I know what I’m doing. I think that’s when she knew.”
How Did You Get Your Name? Messy Mya is who inspired my name. He was a YouTube rapper / comedian at the time and I saw Nicki Minaj and Chad Ochocinco sending condolences on Twitter for his death. I researched him and learned all about him. I was about to have a kid at the same time as him, mine being born only a month later than his so I had a connection to him. He was an organic individual. This resonated with me because again, I only learned about this man after his death. His life helped me learn how to be the most inspirational person I could be.
“The representation Messy Tye meant to me at the time still feels the same today.”
Messy means to be yourself. There’s art that looks Messy but when you really concentrate on it, it’s art. You can’t put a label on it. I promised myself that as long as I have the Messy name, I will represent self love and confidence and not forget where I got it from… I really feel like I owe a lot to Messy Mya. The Messy brand allows me to be who I am naturally.
What are your plans for the near future? Just keep working out here in California. I always knew LA would be perfect for me. There is so much room for someone like myself. Things back home would always pop up and give me reminders of California. I would listen to The Fresh Prince theme and Weezer “Beverly Hills” just to catch the vibe. There’s a lot of things we don’t have access to on the East Coast that they do on the West Coast in terms of music. The opportunities are endless.
“I got to get out here and be where I wanted to be. I never knew when I’d get out here but I wrote it in my songs and started saying things that would make it a reality for me.”
You have to part ways with where you may be at currently, so you can come back and make positive changes in what you can. Certain people who have unfortunately passed away have motivated me to know enough to get out while I can and come back and make a positive influence for people going through their daily lives. Empathizing connects me to the universe. Give people positive energy and not expecting it back works for me.
Anything to wrap up with? “Where I come from is a true representation of my roots. I have to do everything in my power to keep everything that’s growing from where I came from watered and flowering through every season. Because even though the seasons change the ground we walk on is still the state we come from.”
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Boosie Badazz has dropped his double LP BooPac inspired by the late rap legend Tupac Shakur. Boosie, who has admired and compared himself to Pac throughout his career, didn’t seek out any major names for the project. Instead, he sticks with artists affiliated with him like B. Will, Lee Banks, Yung Bleu and London Jae. […]
N.E.R.D. have released their first album in seven years titled No_One Ever Really Dies. The 11-track project follows 2010’s Nothing and features guest appearances from Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Gucci Mane, Wale, Future, and more. A few months ago, N.E.R.D unveiled the project during a live performance at ComplexCon. Stream N.E.R.D’s self-titled album below. The post N.E.R.D Drops ‘No_One […]
Jeezy has returned with a new album called Pressure, which serves as a follow-up to last year’s’ Trap or Die 3 project. The 13-track effort includes features from Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Tee Grizzley, Kodak Black, Diddy, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, YG, and more. Take a listen below. Jeezy’s Pressure Tracklist 1. “Spyder” […]
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