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young dro sheds light on ‘da real atlanta’ on new album

in an era when atlanta’s trap scene has taken over mainstream rap, young dro brings us back to his neck of the woods with the da real atlanta. shortly after teaming up with hustle gang for their we want smoke mixtape, dro polo goes solo with 10 brand new tracks — influenced by the early stage of trap young dro explains why he won’t be rocking a “romphim”dro kicks off the album by letting the people know how he came up making “dirty money.” afterwards, he gives us a rundown of his “100 plays” in the streets followed by other songs and skits inspired by his hometown.let young dro show you da real atlanta. stream his new solo album below.

cardi b speaks on rumored beyonce collaboration

it looks like fans will have to just wait and see if this alliance becomes a reality. in an exclusive published by billboard, cardi b briefly addressed a rumor that she and beyonce have a collaboration on the cardi b doesn’t give a f**k, and neither should youwhen engineer michael ashby ignited excitement in fans with an ig story image of the alleged song’s inception, the rumor mill immediately began to churn. now, the “bodak yellow” rapper has decided to clear up any speculation.“i don’t know that man. i don’t know him! i don’t even know why people are making those speculations,” she said. “i don’t know that man.”read: nicki minaj, cardi b connect on migos’ latest single, “motor sport”while that collaboration is still pending, cardi’s latest team assembly came as a melodic surprise on friday morning (oct. 27). the chart-topping artist was featured alongside nicki minaj on migos’ “motor sport,” continuing her goal of showcasing her lyrical prowess. she’s also working on releasing her debut album this year.

rotimi, kranium link up for "want more" video

when he’s not getting into character for the hit series power, rotimi is putting all of his energy into his music, which has received a tremendous amount of positive rotimi is shooting for greatness and his talents can’t be tied downfor his latest musical offering, the “situation” singer released the walu-directed video for “want more” featuring kranium. the visual takes viewers on a sultry and romantic journey inside a brooklyn nightclub and will prompt you to get up out of your seat and move your body.indulge above.

snoop dogg wants to ‘make america crip again’

snoop dogg is out to inspire a new generation of hip-hop heads to make america crip again with his brand new body of work. the long beach veteran neva left but, with trump administration running amok in our nation’s capital, snoop felt compelled to drop his slightly political charged snoop dogg names most influential rappers alivem.a.c.a holds a firm stance against trump with blatant shots at agent orange alongside scattered references to colin kaepernick & the nfl protests. kid capri, chris brown & o.t. genesis make special appearances along with other dope collaborators like ha ha davis, shon lawon, october london, and designerflow.get your blue #maca caps on and push play on snoop dogg’s make america crip again below.

cop who killed terence crutcher gets shooting off her record

an oklahoma judge has agreed to expunge the fatal shooting of terence crutcher from the record of former tulsa police officer, betty shelby, per her request. district judge william lafortune ruled wednesday (oct. 25) that the shooting be removed, and ordered that the documents in the case be betty shelby to receive “reparations” in more than $35,000 back pay after killing terence crutchershelby was acquitted of manslaughter in may. she subsequently resigned from the tulsa police department and was hired by the rogers county sheriff’s office.crutcher, 40, encountered police while waiting for help after his car broke down on the side of the road. officers showed up in response to 911 calls saying that someone had abandoned a car in the “middle of the street.”police alleged that crutcher — who was unarmed and had his hands raised when he was fatally shot — wasn’t “following commands” and had reached in his pockets as well as inside the vehicle. he was tasered by officer tyler turnbough before shelby opened fire. she would later claim that she thought he was under the influence of the time, crutcher was returning from a community college class. the shooting was captured by a tulsa police helicopter.under the judge’s ruling, a court order will be required to access files in the case, which can be destroyed after 10 years, nbc news reports.shelby’s defense attorney said that the expungement was for “employment application purposes.??...

tiger woods sentenced to probation in dui case

tiger woods is moving forward from his dui case. the 41-year-old golfer appeared in a florida courthouse friday (oct. 27) where he pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was sentenced to one year tiger woods says alcohol wasn’t involved in dui arrestthe plea deal will keep woods from serving jail time, unless he violates the terms of his probation, at which point he could face up to 90 days behind bars. he was also ordered to pay a $250 fine, and a complete a dui course.florida prosecutor dave aronberg said in court that woods had already completed 50 hours of court-ordered community service through the tiger woods foundation.woods was arrested on suspicion of dui in may. he was found asleep at the wheel near his home in jupiter, florida. a toxicology report revealed that woods was under the influence of painkillers and sleeping june, woods announced that he was receiving “professional help” to manage his use of medications for back pain and a sleep tiger woods was arrested for dui and twitter already has jokes

chrisette michele dropped from label, speaks on miscarriage

chrisette michele has teased fans for some time about her new album with the single “strong black woman,” but the singer has hit a snag in it’s chrisette michele says family “disowned” her over inauguration performance, never met donald trumpon friday (oct. 27), the singer shared on social media she was dropped from her label. after her journey with motown records, the singer landed a deal with caroline/capitol records. as of saturday (oct. 28), the singer isn’t featured either website’s artist roster. the label currently houses artists like migos, katy perry and sam smith.“i complete an entire album and my label decides to walk away from me. capitol records. i was quiet for a few days… i go into the studio and literally poured out my heart and soul and the label decides to walk away from me?” she said. she also pointed out her journey into making the album. earlier this year, the singer faced backlash for performing at president donald trump’s inaugural ball. “i went from someone being revered and loved to facing putting out an album in the worst climate of my musical career.”read questlove offers to pay chrisette michele not to perform at trump’s inaugurationif social media wanted to pull me down, i guess they succeeded as it pertains to capitol & caroline records. i complete an entire album and my label decides to walk away from me. capitol records. i was quiet for a few days… i go into the studio and literally poured out my hear...

kim kardashian, eric andre ring in halloween with epic fits

halloween is coming. #kellyandryan #livehalloween #gota post shared by ryan seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on oct 19, 2017 at 1:44pm pdt

"god really sent you to me"

cardi b’s monster year continued to grow friday night (oct. 27) in the best way possible when her beau offset popped the big question in front of thousands of fans at power 99’s powerhouse in cardi b speaks on rumored beyonce collaborationthe 25-year-old was shocked as the migos member dropped to one knee with a massive eight-carat diamond. as quavo provided a little autotune in the background, cardi’s face lit up with joy. the two began dating earlier this year and set off engagement rumors at the mtv vma’s.’s reaction was seen all over social media as she thanked offset for his love. “i just want to go to sleep and wake up and make sure this ain’t a dream,” she said while showing off her diamond ring. “thank you god for all these blessings. thank you babe @offsetyrn god really sent you to me.”i just want to go to sleep and wake up and make sure this ain’t a dream.thank you god for all these blessings .thank you babe @offsetyrn god really sent you to mea post shared by cardi b official ig (@iamcardib) on oct 28, 2017 at 1:27am pdtjesus christ i’m so emotional, @offsetyrn i loveee you so much .thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me .for giving me advice molding me and loving me .your such a amazing man to me your family ,friends ,kids and you are extremely talented.i can’t wait to spend forevaaaa with you .lets make a lot shmoney and love together ❤️ ❤️a po...

usher herpes accuser will drop $20m lawsuit

one of usher’s std accusers may bow out of her claims after her case was hit with a few usher calls std accusers liars, suggests they have “unclean hands”tmzreports singer laura helm dropped her lawyer lisa west. west filed a motion in georgia’s fulton county  removing herself as helm’s counsel, citing she could no longer “effectively represent” that helm is without a lawyer, she is reportedly considering dropping the case. earlier this year, the 32-year-old filed a $20 million suit against the singer, claiming she was infected with the herpes simplex virus after sleeping with him.helm claimed the two had unprotected sex in april, but a recording of a phone call to her former publicist dennis byron proved otherwise. sandra rose reports helm was overheard confirming that the two always used condoms during sex. “that’s why they make protection, for people who have stds,” she was heard usher reportedly doesn’t have herpes, plans to take legal action against accusersbyron, who is also a producer for tmz’s atlanta region, was brought into court by helm and west. the two were reportedly trying to prevent bryon from releasing any other information that poked holes in helm’s case. their case against byron was dismissed.quantasia sharpton previously claimed she was exposed to the virus after meeting the singer singer after his concert. a unidentified male filed a suit claiming to be infected by the september...

adrian marcel talks life after being released from universal

adrian marcel wants to make baby-making music.legends such as donny hathaway, maxwell, and stevie wonder have mastered the balance of power and control in their voices that this 27-year-old aims to emulate. he wants to return to the old school days of r&b when listeners were encouraged to love each other, rather than the crude and objectifying messages of more recent music. however, universal republic records, marcel’s record label at the time, had another path in mind.“i think it definitely was a lack of faith in what we were doing,” he says. “we had music that we felt was strong and somewhere along those lines it just got lost; those songs weren’t good enough. those songs didn’t make sense to them. it was about being trendy and being about what’s going on at the time.” of support and the inability to produce the music he felt best represented him as an artist left the father of two in what he refers to as a “dark place.”“my manager usually can get to me and talk to me but i was just in a real dark place,” he recalls. “‘nah, i’m not doing nothing. i’m not going on instagram, i’m not doing no twitter. i’m not doing nothin.’ every time i put something up somebody snatchin’ it. somebody taking it and using it and we not putting nothing behind it so i can’t be mad. so it was just a lot going on.”when word of marcel’s emotional withdrawal reached the ears of his mentor...

that time nickelback crashed vibe's crown royal tasting (video)

crown royal’s allure lies in its connection to hip-hop (big boi, epmd) and the ability to kick your tastebuds with a unique whiskey big boi explains what “the crown life” means to himit’s one of the few reasons why we were thrilled have national brand ambassador stephen wilson swing by vibe’s new york office last month, where we were treated to crown royal wine barrel finished, the second expression in the crown royal noble jason chandler to our surprise, we weren’t the only ones to be an admire of the whiskey jason chandler while learning about the inclusion of cabernet sauvignon wine barrels in the finished spirit, we couldn’t help but notice the lingering eyes outside of the tasting. with our new home set up at billboard (read about it here), the combinations of acts that walk through the glass doors are intriguing to say the least. the wanderer turned out to be ryan peake of nickelback, who were performing for billboard’s facebook live session just a few feet away.after a performing their latest single “song on fire,” the group joined the vibe staff for a few laughs and of course, shots of royal is used to pleasant surprises. the brand’s latest campaign, the crown royal artist collection, released last week, showcases fun twists on the crown royal bag, its signature accessory that remains long after the bottle is crown royal the two new limited edition bags were designed by ne...

jay-z debuts "bam" video with damian marley

the next visual off of jay-z’s platinum-selling album, 4:44, is none other than the damian marley-assisted, “bam.”read: jay-z discusses the hardships of love in ‘4:44′ footnotesproduced by no i.d., the track samples sister nancy’s everlasting “bam bam” song, which rests upon the stalag riddim. for the video, jay travels to jamaica to showcase the country’s scenery and pay homage to its rich history in jay-z announces epic north american tour schedulewatch “bam” in full on tidal.

chaz french drops 'true colors' album

after battling homelessness, ridicule from family and friends, and many other setbacks, rookie rapper chaz french has finally released his debut album, true colors (capitol/motown).read: next: having once only had a dream & his momma’s prayers, chaz french is grateful for the processthe 17-track effort offers fun-filled tracks full of encouragement, profound lyrics and wavy beats. the lp also features the likes of casey veggies, phil ade, shy glizzy, bj the chicago kid, among others. chaz recently spoke with about his debut.“this album means everything to me from start to finish. i put my heart and soul into every song,” french said to respect.  “i just wanted to show people that anything is possible no matter what you are going through. no matter the situation, there is always a way out! these songs are really my true colors. i wanted people to know exactly who i am and what i stand for – this album is my mood ring. i’m just happy i get to share what i love with who i love.”fans can purchase true colors here and stream it below on spotify.

a$ap twelvyy links with harry fraud on "yea yea yea"

these days, all-black hoodie rap is necessary in a hip-hop world filled with candy ass raps and struggle bars. coming off his gritty street record, “strapped,” a$ap mob member twelvyy returns with another banger dubbed, “yea yea yea.”read: a$ap twelvyy debuts gritty new single, “strapped”over a dark and muggy backdrop laid by harry fraud, the bronx native spits about the importance of having a long lasting legacy. “shorty information ain’t no conversation/ain’t no information why you contemplatin’/patient through the drama, now its domination/acid with nirvana what a combination,” raps 12vyy.the a$ap mob member has yet to release his much anticipated debut album, but hopefully with the release of “strapped” and “yea yea yea,” we’ll get the lp this a$ap twelvyy takes a trip back to castle hill projects in the bronxread: a$ap twelvyy came from the bronx to “kickstart” his rap career

'the incredible jessica james' trailer boasts black greatness

“of course you [like me]. everybody does. i’m friggin’ dope!” jessica williams yells to a suitor in the new trailer for the incredible jessica james. williams, formerly of the daily show, is starring and executive producing in the netflix original and the sundance film festival pick across from atlanta’s lakeith stanfield.the film follows the quirky, opinionated and vocally confident jessica james, as she chases her goals to become a playwright while getting over the hump of a breakup. during this time, she meets boone (chris o’dowd), a divorcee who changes the playing field in a number of ways, and confides in her best friend, played by noël wells. the show is set to debut on the streaming service july salma hayek likens black feminism to victimization in exchange with jessica williamsaccording to shadow and act, writer/director jim strouse said, “while i was in the edit room for ‘people places things,’ i kept telling people that i can’t wait till she stars in her own movie. i just decided to get a jump on it and wrote one for her. i couldn’t be more thrilled to be making it with jessica and the rest of this incredible cast which came together around her.”watch the trailer up top.

french montana, the weeknd, max b debut "a lie" music video

it’s a great day for rapper french montana. his long-awaited sophomore album, jungle rules, has hit all streaming services. his ill cover story here at vibe is making rounds on the ‘net, and the music visuals for his groovy track, “a lie,” featuring the weeknd, and max b has been french montana goes to uganda and learns the most important rule of the junglewith spiff tv (and french montana as co-director) behind the lens, the coke boy and abel tesfaye cruise through nyc’s concrete jungle before landing on a yacht and inside a super lit club. after an intro from the still incarcerated max b, and a stellar first verse by the weekend, frenchy comes through with his french montana links with pharrell and harry fraud for “bring dem things”“she, she say the baby mine’s, that’s a lie (that’s a lie)/if i ain’t the hottest in the city, that’s a lie (that’s a lie)/school, teach you how to read the lines (read the lines)/in these streets, gotta read between the lines/room, room full of ether clouds, you don’t want no smoke,” raps the bronx who’d-a-thunk: french montana is somewhat of a bowling prodigyjungle rules is the follow-up to montana’s 2013 excuse my french album.

big sean joins coldplay on "miracles"

jay-z’s favorite band coldplay just released a timely ep by the name of kaleidoscope. with 5 records on the project, they offer an intriguing package filled with spacey rock vibes and honest lyrics about love — and new remixes. read: big sean joins desiigner on new version of “liife”big sean appears on one of the project’s stand out tracks, “miracles (someone special),” a joyous song that celebrates one finding their soulmate in life. kaleidoscope is available now on all streaming platforms. read: pharrell, katy perry and big sean lace up their dancing shoes for calvin harris’ “feels” video

hostile intruder hikes into drake's backyard

guess drake was right when he said he’s not just anybody. the 30-year-old was faced with his second intruder within four months this past thursday (july 13), tmz reports.although no. 4 of billboard’s “top 50 money makers of 2016,” wasn’t home at the time due to renovations, the security guard on duty noticed the man hiking drake’s backyard attempting to gain access to the hidden hills property.the guard asked the intruder to leave the premises, but he soon became aggressive forcing the guard to call the police. officers swiftly arrived and arrested the beyonce, drake, & kanye west make the top 10 of billboard’s highest-paid artists listthe unarmed trespasser told the cops that he found drake’s address on a blog and he was there in hopes of meeting the rapper.this past april, a 24-year-old woman was found in one of the bedroom’s in aubrey graham’s house with his hoodie on, claiming she had permission to enter. the dehydrated woman admitted to drinking pepsi, sprite and fiji water from the home, without stealing anything else.while the woman was charged with felony burglary, the intruder from thursday night was only charged as a trespasser. hopefully, the more life rapper won’t have to get another call about an intruder for the rest of the diggin’ in the crates: the 17 best samples used in 2017 so farcredit: giphy

vic mensa recruits pharrell williams and saul williams on "wings"

vic mensa has hip-hop culture locked in serious bouts of anticipation — thanks to the announcement of his long-awaited debut album, the autobiography. and with a salute from rap god jay-z who just said mensa is a “once in a lifetime artist,” his stock has hit an all time vic mensa unveils ‘the “manuscript’ ep feat. pusha t and mr. hudsonwith the news of the autobiography, the save money artist unveiled a self-reflecting single featuring pharrell williams and poet saul william — titled “wings.” over p’s musing instrumental, the roc nation mc exposes his thoughts on drug abuse, friends, as well as his vic mensa takes aim at rappers, blogs and more on ‘la leakers’ freestyle“and eventually, you’ll never be the same as you were/then you look back at your life and everything is a blur/like did i really turn 23 and see a mill before 24?/did i really blow it all like a hand grenade in the middle of a civil war?/am i still down with the same ni**as that i came in with?/do they value my friendship?” raps the save money" vic mensa confronts dj akademiks about ‘the war in chiraq’ youtube channelthe autobiography will be available for consumers on july 28. back in june, mensa also released his four-track ep, the manuscript, which also features the pharrell williams and pusha t-assisted, “omg.”