SOULS OF MISCHIEF’S TAJAI PRAISES J. COLE’S ‘GROWTH & MATURITY’ ON LATEST ’93 TIL INFINITY’ FREESTYLE

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images EXCLUSIVE – As J. Cole prepares to unleash his highly anticipated sixth studio album The Off-Season on Thursday night (May 13), the buzz around the project is palpable on social media. After all, the Dreamville MC hasn’t dropped an album since 2018’s KOD.  To get ready for the album’s arrival, Cole has been doing limited press but decided to make an appearance on Power 106’s L.A. Leakers show earlier this week. During their conversation, Cole fired off two freestyles — one over Souls of Mischief’s 1993 classic “93 Til Infinity” and another on top of Mike…

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DJ Spinderella Says Her ‘Relationship Is Over’ with Salt-N-Pepa Unless ‘They Offer an Apology’

Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper is hitting back at her former group, Grammy-winners Salt-N-Pepa.  DJ Spinderella The famous master of ceremonies, 50, revealed that she would only consider a reunion with her bandmates Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton if they apologize. Roper claims the rappers, both 54, fired her via email in 2019 and most recently — “wrongfully excluded” her from the making of Lifetime’s new biopic about the iconic group. “The relationship is over,” Roper told Billboard, explaining that the way her “sisters” have allegedly treated her has been…

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Nipsey Hussle’s Posthumous Legacy Continues With ‘The Marathon Live Visual Album’ Experience: Exclusive

Nipsey Hussle once said, “the highest human act is to inspire.” Nearly two years after his tragic death, Hussle’s Marathon mentality continues to make an impact and live on in spirit through the actions of his fans, family, and friends. Many of Nip’s philanthropic ideas were seeds planted in the Slauson Ave. concrete around the time of his pivotal THE MARATHON 2010 mixtape, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in December and is being turned into a live digital experience this Friday night (Feb. 5). Premiering on YouTube at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT, THE…

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Rapper, Identified as Beyoncé’s Cousin, Fatally Shot in His Texas Home and Woman, 21, Is a Suspect

  San Antonio hip-hop artist Martell DeRouen was found dead by police in his apartment on Tuesday. Police had been called there for a welfare check after a friend reported not hearing from DeRouen for several days, the San Antonio Express-News reports. The 34-year-old went by the stage name Kardone and was signed with a Sony-affiliated record label. Friends have identified DeRouen as Beyoncé’s relative. A rep for the singer did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. The singer has not publicly spoken about her relative’s death. “Kardone was one of…

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Ashanti & Keyshia Cole Top 11 Million Streams After Verzuz Battle

Keyshia Cole and Ashanti The first Verzuz battle of 2021 continued the series’ streak of providing considerable streaming gains for its participants, as Ashanti and Keyshia Cole’s catalog streams swelled after their showdown on Jan. 21. According to MRC Data, the two R&B superstars combined for 11.3 million U.S. on-demand streams on the day of the contest and the following day, which typically also sees high streaming totals as fans relive the highlights for the late-night contests that usually end around 11 PM. ET. The swell was up 178% from their shared 4.1…

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Wendy Williams Reveals Her One-Night Stand With Method Man

  Wendy Williams continues to expose more of her life’s secrets during her press run for her upcoming biopic and documentary. After exposing late R&B singer Sherrick as her alleged rapist, the talk show host has now revealed that she had a one-night stand with Method Man. During an interview with DJ Suss One, Wendy spoke about her struggles with drug addiction and her recent stint in rehab before revealing her time with Method Man. “The only thing I did…I smoked a blunt with Method Man while I gave him…

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Meg Thee Stallion Reacts to False Story of Her Dropping Tory Lanez’s Charges

False reports of Megan Thee Stallion dropping the charges against Tory Lanez spread across social media on Thursday. A screenshot of a Los Angeles County-area court website showed that no information was found on the case (LACBA490599-01) and no date was listed for the next hearing date. A rep from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that the hearing date was pushed back from its original January 20 date, due to the Presidential Inauguration. The rep also pointed out that the criminal case summaries found on the website…

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MEKANIX PRODUCER TALKS ABOUT DEBUT ALBUM “F.E.A.R.”, HIS STRUGGLES, AND HIP HOP NOT BEING 4 ELEMENTS PART 1

By The Minister of Information JR Valrey  By far, the most dominant production duo in Mobb Musik is the Mekanix; made up of 4 rAx and Tweed the Great. 4 rAx, known also for his legendary hooks on the music of rappers like Keak Da Sneak, J Stalin, The Delinquents, Mozzy, E-40, and more, has just dropped his new album of heat titled “F.E.A.R.”. One would expect any and every Mekanix production to beat up the speakers in your trunk, but unexpectedly 4 rAx, an avid fan of Hip Hop…

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DJ Spinbad Dies at Age 46

DJ Spinbad has died at 46-years-old, multiple reports confirmed. The veteran Hip-Hop and Pop DJ was legendary in New York radio. Born Chris Sullivan, DJ Spinbad gained widespread recognition for his 80s Pop mixtape, Rocks the Casbah, which became one of the most bootlegged releases ever following its release in 1995. After releasing its sequel in 2000, he incorporated a rare Hip-Hop entry into the Fabriclive series in 2004. His weekly “Twitta Mix” was syndicated to New York’s Z1000 and many more. He also held a residency in Singapore and was…

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