Dupri v Cardi

Weekly Buzz

Jermaine Dupri had some stupid and sexist comments to make about the state of women in rap, “I feel they’re all rapping about the same thing. I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper. For me, it’s like strippers rapping and as far as rap goes I’m not getting who’s the best”. Dupri doesn’t appear to have a problem with men doing essentially the same thing for the majority of their songs. Cardi B clapped back at him “First of all, I rap about my pussy because she’s my best friend, and second of all it’s because it seems like that’s what people want to hear”.


New Beats
Old Town Road Remix - Lil Nas X

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Throwback of the Week
Case of the Ex - Mya

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Old school
Why Is That? - Boogie Down Productions

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Fun Facts

Lil Nas X says that there won’t be any more Old Town Road remixes, lets see if he still feels that way when the checks stop rolling in.

Bonus

  • Miss Me? - dvsn

  • Perfect - Cousin Stizz

  • Two Nights - Lykke LI x Ty Dolla $ign

You can’t spell FAME without ME
— Lil Wayne

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Rocky Legal Ground

Weekly Buzz

A$AP Rocky has been held in Sweden for multiple weeks as an investigation is made into a fight that he got into that was caught on tape. Rocky says he was acting in self defense but has begun missing dates from his European tour as he awaits the conclusion of the investigation.


New Beats
Single With the Blunt - Netherfriends

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Throwback of the Week
Shake Your Tailfeather - Murphy’s Law

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Old school
Wontime - Smif-N-Wessun

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Fun Facts

Old Town Road is now the longest number one Hip Hop song of all time, unless you believe it is a Country song only.

Bonus

  • Brothers - Kanye

  • Bussdown - Blueface

  • Black And I’m Proud - Max B

Side effects of hot raps and hot tracks
— Ghostface Killah

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Genius Moves

Weekly Buzz

Genius lyrics, formerly known as Rap Genius is accusing Google of stealing their lyrics content and showing it on their site. They hid Morse code in some of their lyrics and was able to prove that the search company was scrapping their content. I guess Genius doesn’t get that stealing content and showing it on their site is like 90% of what Google does. This also reminds me that once upon a time Rap Genius was valued at a 1 Billion valuation when they were about to do their IPO which is insane for a site that is basically just the info that used to be on the back of CDs. Those investors aren’t getting their money back.

Nikki Minaj has announced her engagement, and says she intends to get married shortly. She said she has found her soulmate, although maybe she should aim for more. The lucky guy has spent over a decade in prison for separate incidents of rape and for manslaughter with a deadly weapon.


New Beats
Situation - Trina

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Throwback of the Week
Cult Classic - Denmark Vassey

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Old school
Black With N V - Black Sheep

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Fun Facts

The “One Room Shack” Biggie rapped about can now be rented out for the low low price of 4k per month.

Bonus

  • Panini - Lil Nas X

  • That’s Life - Mac Miller

  • After The Heatwave

You can feel it in the streets
On a day like this, the heat
It feel like summer
— Childish Gambino

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Number 2

Weekly Buzz

DJ Khaled has been whining for the past week because Tyler The Creator had his album go number one oat the expense of Khaled. More specifically Khaled had some of his album sales not count because he was trying to use bundles that included getting a case of energy drinks in order to try to sell more units. Using bundles to juice the numbers is pretty normal these days, but having marketing suggesting people buy a dozen copies so that you can be number one is apparently over the line. DJ Khaled maybe should have not made his whole brand be shouting things like “we’re number 1” and this wouldn’t be that big of a deal.


New Beats
Money in the Grave - Drake

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Throwback of the Week
Y.A.L.A. - M.I.A.

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Old school
Regulate - Warren G

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Fun Facts

21 Savage has donated $25k to help immigrants have access to legal council, after having his own immigration issues earlier this year.

Bonus

  • Giannis - Freddie Gibbs

  • Coke White - Goldlink

  • Windows - Kamaiyah

This song is for anyone...
Fuck it, just shut up and listen
— Eminem

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RIP Bushwick Bill

Weekly Buzz

After being diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer last year Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys passed away over the weekend at age 52. For a guy who had once shot himself in the eye while high on PCP it feels like too normal a way to go out.


New Beats
U Say - Goldlink

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Throwback of the Week
You’re Everything - Bun B

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Old school
Ever So Clear - Bushwick Bill

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Fun Facts

Rihanna is now the world’s richest female musician behind her beauty line Fenty which offers more options for more skin complexions than the traditional brands.

Bonus

  • On His Face - Trina

  • K.R.I.T. Here - Big K.R.I.T.

  • Paranoid - Russ

Day by day it’s more impossible to cope
— Geto Boys

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Knockout

Weekly Buzz

North Carolina Rapper DaBaby fought another area rapper Cam Coldheart in a Luis Vuitton store. DaBaby ends up leaving the opposing rapper on the ground with his pants down. I can definitely get behind rappers posting videos of their literal rap battles.

In other weird rap news Arnold Schwarzenegger released a rap song that is apparently meant for gym motivation. I don’t think any rapper is good enough to motivate me to go to the gym, but Arnold definitely isn’t.


New Beats
Press - Cardi B

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Throwback of the Week
Monday’s Worst - Black Milk

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Old school
Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions

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Fun Facts

In 1987 the Chief of Police of Cincinnati referred to the Beastie Boys music as “Garbage”. Adam Yauch of the group said “I feel really bad because we made the music for the Police Chief. I’m really sorry he didn’t like it.”

Bonus

  • Broke Leg - Torey Lanez

  • Baby Shower - JAMZ

  • BIRDZ - Denzel Curry

I’m havin’ a busy day, I’ll hit you back right away
I seen that skies were grey, I hope to God you’re safe
— Saba

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Weekly Buzz

I usually try not to write about the same person in back to back weeks but Billie Elish has been on topic for mental health and released a PSA style video this week on the topic.


New Beats
New Magic Wand - Tyler

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Throwback of the Week
Day ‘N’ Night - Kid Cudi

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Old school
Slippin - DMX

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Fun Facts

With Theresa May resigning in the UK Tyler the Creator is now allowed back in the country after she had banned him a few years ago. She banned him for having homophobic lyrics, which is ironic in every possible way.

Bonus

  • Imperfect Flower - K Camp

  • GRoCERIES - Chance The Rapper

  • Friend Like Me - Will Smith

Self care, I’m treatin’ me right, yeah
Hell yeah, we gonna be alright
— Mac Miller

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Weekly Buzz

Billie Elish in her new advertisement for Calvin Klein speaks about her choice to wear baggie clothes and stuff that isn’t form fitting. The 17 year old says that she doesn’t want people to know what her body looks like because she doesn’t want to be judged for being too skinny or too fat. She has been pressured to dress more provocatively to help her career but has refused.


New Beats
Alone - Sheek Louch

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Throwback of the Week
Day ‘N’ Night - Kid Cudi

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Old school
Slippin - DMX

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Fun Facts

Fugees rapper Pras Michel has been charged with campaign finance crimes in federal court, I think that is a new crime for a rapper to commit. Good for him in being innovative.

Bonus

  • Dead Homies - Ice Cube

  • Respect for Life - Common

  • Kill Yourself, Part III - $uicide Boy$

As I watch my whole family take pills for depression I wonder what true happiness really means
— Token

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Weekly Buzz

The rapper Common has revealed in his new memoir that he recently had the resurgence of a repressed memory where he was abused as a child. He wrote, “maybe it’s a matter of survival — even now, two years after that flash resurgence of memories, as I’m writing, I’m still working through all of this in myself and with my therapist”. He has said that he hopes that by sharing the abuse he suffered he can possibly help others, “I really believe that, in telling my story, other people will be OK with talking about that situation”.


New Beats
What Happened to the Kids - Torey Lanez

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Throwback of the Week
Losing My Mind - Pharoahe Monch

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Old school
Everyday Struggle - Biggie Smalls

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Fun Facts

It is believed that Offset was the target of a drive-by shooting that took place outside his studio and injured one person over the weekend.

Bonus

  • Civil War - Russ

  • Still Alive - Berner

  • Proud of Me - Lil Keed

But, I can’t fold, some poor soul got it way worse
We’re all troubled, in a world of trouble
— Kid Cudi

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Around Bun B Tread Lightly

Weekly Buzz

Bun B fired off some shots this week in a shootout; a robber showed up at his front door and held his wife at gunpoint, upon hearing this Bun B grabbed his own gun and managed to shoot the intruder in the shoulder as he tried to steal their car but ended up running away and being arrested when he showed up to the hospital to treat his gun wound.


New Beats
Angel - Loyle Carner

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Throwback of the Week
Hell’s Angel - Thurz

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Old school
Hey! - MF DOOM

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Fun Facts

The term Stan has been added to the dictionary, probably twenty years too late

Bonus

  • CrasH - Schoolboy Q

  • Too Many Gods - A$AP Rocky

  • Stop Snitching - YG

If we were kids I wouldn’t act like this, but we not
— Childish Gambino

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Detective X

Weekly Buzz

DMX is set to star in a new film about a serial killer as one of the detectives tracking him down. DMX has a few acting credits to his name already with roles in Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds. It may seem like a questionable call to cast him until you see another member of the cast is Tara Reid who recently was in the Sharknado movies and said that she thought that a Sharknado could actually happen “the chances of it happening are very rare…. but it can actually happen.”

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During the first ever Sunday Service hosted by Kanye that was open to the public over the weekend he had performances of gospel versions of songs and a few of his own tracks at Cochella. If you missed out on the event you also missed out on some very well designed and affordable merch.


New Beats
Power is Power - SZA

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Throwback of the Week
Pulla Stunt -Zebra Katz

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Old school
Flesh Against Concrete - Beyond

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Fun Facts

Beyoncé’s new documentary Homecoming is streaming on Netflix as part of a $60 million deal to produce two more features. I wonder why she chose Netflix over releasing it on Tidal. Maybe she wanted to actually get paid or wanted people to watch it.

Bonus

  • Jet Black - Anderson Paak

  • You Don’t Know - Loyle Carner

  • Fireman - Chief Keef

Lord, I don’t cry no more
Don’t look to the sky no more
Have mercy on me
— 50 Cent

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Broke Bitch

Weekly Buzz

R. Kelly is having some financial problems with all of his legal battles it is claimed that he only has $625 in his bank account after having most of his assets frozen by creditors. That is despite some scumbag nightclub paying him 22k for an appearance fee last month. R. Kelly needs appearance fees to show up to nightclubs because he doesn’t like hanging out around girls who are old enough to drink.


New Beats
Sanguine Paradise - Lil Uzi Vert

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Throwback of the Week
What Now - Rihanna

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Old school
Ain’t No Fun - Snoop Dogg

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Fun Facts

Childish Gambino and Rihanna released a movie called Guava Island on Amazon Prime.

Bonus

  • Atlanta House Freestyle - Chance the Rapper

  • Move Young Buck

  • Freedawg - YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Who the fuck you think you fuckin’ with? I’m the fuckin’ boss
— Rick Ross

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Trash Emoji

Weekly Buzz

Former Steelers runningback who managed to miss out on an entire season because he had no understanding how to negotiate a contract or that you can get injury insurance pretty cheaply has used his time off to practice his raps. Let’s hope he brings more to the table on the field for the Jets than in this video with jump cuts doing most of the work.


New Beats
Make it Better - Anderson Paak

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Throwback of the Week
Dynamite - Taio Cruz

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Old school
Knowledge God - Raekwon

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Fun Facts

Snoop Dogg once left a bag with $400k in it at the club on a night he was staying in a travel lodge while touring.

Bonus

  • Don’t Pretend - Khalid

  • Cease & Alamo - Zaytoven

  • Magic - Yung Gravy

I was born by a lake, chicken shack and a church
That mean the flow got wings and it come from the dirt
— Common

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RIP to Hussle

Weekly Buzz

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in Los Angeles in front of his store in gunfire that wounded two others as well. Only hours after posting a tweet that is obviously linked to his murder in some way and may be related to his past ties with the Crips. It seems like the life he had tried to leave behind caught up with him. When his fame grew he began purchasing real estate and re-investing in his old neighborhood including the strip mall in which he was killed. He was 33 and is survived by his two small children and partner.

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New Beats
Self - Khalid

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Throwback of the Week
Let Me Blow Your Mind - Eve

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Old school
Product of the Environment - 3rd Base

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Fun Facts

Elon Musk decided to prove that he doesn’t have any friends who care about him by releasing a remarkably untimely rap this week about Harambe. He should probably leave the music to his girlfriend Grimes.

Bonus

  • Ain’t Goin Back - Russ

  • Tip Toes - Sweetie

  • Naughty - King Combs

These songs just the spirituals I swam against them waves with
Ended up on shore to they amazement
— Nipsey Hissle

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Accepted the Old Fashioned Way

Weekly Buzz

"My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own, No jail time!!!!"

"My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own, No jail time!!!!"

Dr. Dre took to Instagram to brag about his daughter getting into USC without cheating or bribing officials which has been a recent scandal. He does omit that he has donated $70 million to USC and has a building on campus named after him. I’m sure that didn’t affect his daughters chances of getting in though.


New Beats
Confessions of A Dangerous Mind - Logic

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Throwback of the Week
Pimpin’ All Over the World - Ludacris

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Old school
Award Tour - ATCQ

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Fun Facts

Cardi B is trademarking “Okurrr”

Kanye is raising money for Mental Health charities with his new Yeezy pop up shops

Bonus

  • Sex Talk - Megan the Stallion

  • No New Friends - LSD

  • Sending Nudes - Ballout

And in her heart, she hate it there but in her mind, she made it where nothing really matters
— Kendrick Lamar

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Whyspace

Weekly Buzz

Myspace has lost every song uploaded between 2003 and 2013, so chances are if you used to be in a terrible band your music is gone forever. Myspace has shifted over to being a music platform since its peak so it seems like it isn’t even able to do that properly. It is also possible they “lost” the songs during a server transfer on purpose, rather than pay to host over 50 million songs from over 14 million artists.


New Beats
Numb Numb Juice - Schoolboy Q

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Throwback of the Week
Overnight Celebrity - Twista

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Old school
Another Statistic - Ace Hood

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Fun Facts

Someone called the police on a kidnapping this week but it turned out to be a rap music video shoot.

Bonus

  • Bloody Sunday - YelaWolf

  • Freaky - Tori Lanes

  • Playas Ball - TI

Only rapper compared to Michael
— Kanye

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Child Support

Weekly Buzz

R. Kelly ended up back in jail this week for over 160k in unpaid child support, it turns out the only kids R Kelly isn’t interested in are his own. Luckily for R. Kelly some scumbag enabler paid his child support payments off for him so that he could be released from prison and go back to being an abuser and part time musician.


New Beats
My Bad - Khalid

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Throwback of the Week
SOS - Rihanna

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Old school
Sound is Vibration - Atmosphere

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Fun Facts

Chance the Rapper got married to his long term girlfriend and childhood sweetheart.

Bonus

  • Juicy - Doja Cat

  • La La Land - Bryce Vine

  • Monster - 21 Savage

All the bullshit, you’ll get yours because it’s due
— DMX

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Director Ye

Weekly Buzz

Kanye wants to be the creative director for Adidas, I hope he gets the job. I can’t think of anything better than Kanye realizing fifteen minutes into his first day he doesn’t actually want the job as someone explains how their marketing tactics and campaigns are being tracked digitally. I’m going to picture Kanye being in my meetings for the rest of the month.


New Beats
Momma I Hit a Lick - 2 Chainz

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Throwback of the Week
Happy - Ashanti

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Old school
Machine Fun Funk - Biggie Smalls

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Fun Facts

Drake’s dad, best known for being Drake’s dad, has come out in support of R. Kelly stating “there’s a reason why women come out after the fact”. He’s right, in this case it is because Kelly takes their phone’s away, they aren’t yet adults, and a are systematically and intentionally separated from their families. It is cool that 32 year old Drake only dates teenagers consensually.

Bonus

  • West Coast - G-Eazy

  • Goat Talk - T-Pain

  • Some Things I Imagined - Solange

I wake you up and as I stare in your face you seem stunned
Remember me, the one you got your idea from?
— Rakim

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Bars Behind Bars

Weekly Buzz

It is time for you monthly R. Kelly update, he is facing multiple charges for some of his sex crimes against young girls and is set to be in court today after turning himself into police. I am really looking forward to the day that he is locked up and I can stop writing about him. Rather than going into all of his disgusting acts again such as meeting a girl at her 16th birthday party, I’m going to include this helpful chart from Vox.

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New Beats
Clout - Offset

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Throwback of the Week
Good Morning - Diddy

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Old school
A Gangsta’s Fairytale - Ice Cube

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Fun Facts

Tyga was caught on video this week trying to pull his own security guard’s gun after getting kicked out of Floyd Mayweather’s birthday party and having an altercation.

Bonus

  • Thotina Remix - Young M.A.

  • NY Se Mumbai - Nas

  • Nunya - Kehlani

Like a pigeon in the sky, I just shitted on your ride
— Gucci Mane

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Snitches

Weekly Buzz

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Tekashi 6ix9ine looks like he will getting released from prison and the multiple felonies he faced including planning a hit on another rapper. Looks like he has been snitching on all his boys. Witness protection might be tough to enroll in when you look like him and have face tattoos with your name on your forehead


New Beats
Fuck N**** - T.I.

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Throwback of the Week
Good Times - Styles P

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Old school
Super Lyrical - Big Pun

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Fun Facts

Gucci Mane got the nickname from his dad who fell in love with the Gucci brand when he was stationed in Italy with the military.

Bonus

  • Thotina - Blueface

  • Free 21 Freestyle- Torey Lanes

  • All I Want - T-Pain

And because I fall short of what I say I’m all about
— Jay-Z

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