WESTSIDE GUNN KNEW MARILYN MANSON PHOTO WOULD HAVE PEOPLE ‘SHITTING ON THEMSELVES’

Westside Gunn went to school at George Perimeter College in Atlanta — for one day. Young and admittedly careless at the time, he took the financial aid money and bought drugs to sell instead. Deep down, Westside Gunn knew he was destined for something else, something great.    Now at the helm of Griselda Records with his brother Conway The Machine and cousin Benny The Butcher, Westside Gunn is living the life he always dreamed of but on his own terms. His latest album, Hitler Wears Hermes VIII: Sincerely Adolf, found him collaborating with rap juggernaut…

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‘Certified Lover Boy’ vs ‘Donda’ ( What are people saying )

                            Released just five days apart, Certified Lover Boy and Donda are already closely associated with each other. The tone and subject matter of each project is very different, but because of the rising tensions between Drake and Kanye West as their rollouts smashed into each other this summer, fans immediately started making comparisons. Which album is better? Which one will age better? Which one will sell more? When it comes to sales, it looks like the question has already been answered. According to projections, Drake will…

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Swizz Beatz Addresses Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Diss, Reveals Kanye Wanted ‘Verzuz’ Battle Against Him

                              The ongoing beef between Drake and Kanye West could’ve played out on the Verzuz stage—that is, if Kanye got his way.   During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Swizz Beatz revealed ’Ye was willing to go hit-for-hit against his most prominent foe but says he and Verzuz co- creator Timbaland weren’t pushing for such battle.   “Kanye was willing to do the Verzuz … He wanted to battle Drake,” Swizz told Martinez. “I left that up to them, and that’s what I told to Timb, as well. I was like, ‘Yo, they…

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Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Obliterates Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’ In Streaming Numbers

  In the latest development of the streaming and album sales war between Drake and Kanye West, it’s been revealed that Drizzy’s Certified Lover Boy has surpassed the first-week streaming figures of Yeezy’s DONDA album in just three days. According to Rolling Stone, Certified Lover Boy amassed 430 million on-demand audio streams stateside between Friday and Sunday, while DONDA tallied less than 423 million streams in its first eight days of availability on streaming platforms. Released less than one week apart, the metrics surrounding DONDA and Certified Lover Boy underlie the heated rivalry between Kanye West and Drake, who have sent shots at each other online and musically.…

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Where Can Drake Go After ‘Certified Lover Boy’?

  Most young kings get their heads cut off; Drake just got a new haircut. After 11 years in music, Drake’s crown seems to be so firmly established that he has time to relish some of the visual conceits that come with being a chameleonic rapper living out his megastar aspirations. The much- discussed Valentine’s-inspired design he’s been sporting for the rollout of his overachieving new album, Certified Lover Boy, is something like a half-moon part — that thugged-out barber’s chair staple, à la Raekwon — for the set who serenades by candlelight.   Drake’s…

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Jay-Z Ignites Conversation After Appearing on Both Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ & Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Jay-Z isn’t taking any sides, and Twitter has noticed. After appearing on Kanye West’s Donda track “Jail pt. 2″ when it arrived (Aug. 29) and then promptly making a feature on Ye rival Drake’s long-awaited Certified Lover Boy with “Love All” on Friday (Sept. 3), listeners have taken to Twitter with hilarious takes on Jay-Z’s willingness to collaborate with both rappers. One Twitter user wrote, “Jay-Z gave Kanye that weak image of god/selfie line and gave Drake a dissertation.” Another wrote, “Jay-Z understands something a lot of ppl do not: Drake and Kanye’s beef is THEIR beef, not…

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SOULJA BOY SUGGESTS TO KANYE WEST HE ‘HIT IT FIRST’ WITH KIM KARDASHIAN THROWBACK

Soulja Boy isn’t taking his foot off Kanye West’s neck after his verse was allegedly cut from Donda. On Tuesday (August 31), the 31-year-old rapper posted his deleted bars from “Remote Control” to Instagram with the caption, “Fuck Kanye.”   He then took things a step further and shared a throwback photo of himself with Kanye’s soon-to-be ex Kim Kardashian and insinuated he once hooked up with her — long before “Kimye” was a pop culture reference. Soulja Boy taking credit for being “the first” at basically anything is a long-running joke at this point and he happily continued the…

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DaBaby ‘Eagerly Participated’ In Educational Meeting With GLAAD and HIV Activists

In a press release Tuesday (Aug. 31), GLAAD revealed that DaBaby was in attendance for a conversation with GLAAD, the Black AIDS Institute, Gilead SciencesCOMPASS Initiative Coordinating Centers, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), The Normal Anomaly Initiative, Positive Women’s Network- USA, Prevention Access Campaign (U=U), the Southern AIDS Coalition, and Transinclusive Group, as well as “a faith and HIV advisor” to discuss the reality of living with HIV and AIDS. The meeting was called after GLAAD and 10 other organizations penned an open letter to the rapper on Aug. 4, in which they asked DaBaby to start a dialogue…

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DJ ENVY SAYS HE HAD TO DEAL WITH PUSHA T & KANYE WEST’S TEAM AFTER ‘CLOWN’ COMMENT

While Kanye West’s Donda album is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with about 350,000 total album- equivalent units sold, it’s not all roses from the critics.   The Breakfast Club‘s Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy shredded the “exhausting” album on Monday (August 30) in their review and Envy took things a step further when getting personal and calling Kanye West out for being a “clown in a circus.” He seemed to be hinting at being disappointed in how Kanye was moving and interacting with people behind…

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Kanye West proudly presents Fivio Foreign’s ‘The Bible’

  Last night was the third album listening party for Kanye West’s upcoming album ‘DONDA,’ and it was lit, literally. The event took place in his hometown of Chicago at Soldier Field stadium, and it had the Internet going crazy. Not only were folks talking about his antics on stage, but they discussed the other artists featured on the album, like Fivio Foreign. Fivio started trending on Twitter for his feature on the song, ‘Off The Grid,’ which also features Playboi Carti. Fans were so impressed with Fivio’s verse that one tweeted…

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