Beanie Sigel & Charlamagne Go At It On ‘The Breakfast Club’

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UPDATE: Sigel also dropped a new visual for ‘Gang Gang’. Check that out here.

We knew this was coming. Beanie Sigel recently visited The Breakfast Club (sans Angela Yee, probably intentionally) to speak on the back-and-forth between him and Meek Mill (by way of The Game). Naturally, Beans and Charlamagne The God have some heated moments, mainly thanks to comments made by Sigel during a podcast with Taxstone.

Enjoy above.

Wyclef Talks Haiti, Young Thug In New Interview

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Hip-Hop legend-turned-polarising activist/humanitarian/politician Wyclef Jean is back to working on music, with a new EP titled J’ouvert due to be released next month. He also has a single on the track with Young Thug titled ‘I Swear’, an obvious favour returned for Jean’s appearance on Thug’s latest release Jeffery (on the song ‘Kanye West’).

Recently, The Fugees emcee/producer/musician spoke to Pigeons & Planes on his homeland (which is currently reeling from the latest hurricane) and new music, as well as Carnival III, acting, Black Lives Matter and more. You can read the full feature in full here; a couple of excerpts are below:

[On Haiti’s current situation] When you live in these regions, you’re not going to avoid natural disasters. But somehow different islands are able to manage it in a way that they’re able to prepare for it through logistics, before it happens. The situation in Haiti, the whole southern coast—it’s sort of like the levee situation that happened in New Orleans. Very low-lying, there are cars floating, lots of destruction and the amount of deaths, they are not sure yet. [Ed. Note: It’s now estimated at over 1000.] The urgency right now is for shelter, wearables, and food and medicine. When you first met me, at the time [1997] I felt like, “I can save the entire island!” Like, “I can take 15 million people and save ‘em.” But what I’ve found out since is, you have to be calm and figure out who’s already down there, like the UN, because the shit gotta get to the people. So we’re figuring it out.

[On linking up with Young Thug] My management gets the call and they’re like, “Yo, Jeffery’s trying to track you down, because there’s a track that he needs you on.” And he’s got everybody like, “Find Wyclef, find Wyclef.” So I go down to Atlanta, and the first thing he’s playing me is his mixtape. And he’s like, “You’re one of my greatest inspirations.” He shows me his tattoo, it says “Haiti.” He says, “Yo I named my daughter Haiti, my projects are named Haiti.”

Sometimes you don’t realize who you are affecting. But he’s from a project, I’m from a similar background. And he has a natural love for Haiti, understanding the history of Haiti. Haiti is the first black republic. He reminded me of a modern Tupac, in a sense—in a revolutionary sense. I mean that by, alright, you might see a thug, but his connection to history seemed similar to what Pac understood, of like, “This is who the Black Panthers are. Read this book, read that book.” This kid understands. I sent him the Ghosts of Cité Soleil documentary. He must have seen it like 10, 15 times. He is like a sponge when it comes to history. He likes to absorb a lot of information, and actually wants to learn.

French Montana Has Officially Scrapped ‘MC4’ For New Project

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No surprises here: following a store screw-up that leaked MC4, French Montana has pretty much wiped his hands clean of the project. He reveals this in a new interview with Complex, which also sees him speaking on a brand-new release that he’s about “%70” finished with.

You can read the full feature here…we’ve included a couple of excerpts below:

Can you explain the setbacks with MC4?
Songs like “I’m Heated” and “Two Times” couldn’t be cleared. By the time I got the mix how I recorded it, it wasn’t the same. I just ain’t have the same feeling for it. Everybody had to replay shit, and do all this extra shit, so I wasn’t in the mood to put it together. All the music going to come out, you know what I’m saying, just packaged differently. Plus, the album got leaked.

Was it hard walking away from MC4?
Yeah, of course. [But] let me tell you something: I’m never married to a date. I got 17 mixtapes I put together, and one album—that’s 18 projects in my whole career. I’m never married to a date. I put it out whenever it’s right. You could force yourself to make it to that date, but if it’s not right, [if] it don’t come out right, you can’t force it.

Have you started working on a new project?
Yeah, I’m like 70 percent done.

Meek Mill Talks Life, Career & More In New ‘Noisey Raps’ Episode

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Above lies the latest from Noisey’s Noisey Raps docs-series, which sees the spotlight on Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. In the clip, we hear/see Meek speak on where he comes from, dealing with the legal system, his son, his career, his relationship with Nicki Minaj and more.

BON IVER NEWS: The New Album, New Visuals & Artwork Symbolism

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UPDATE: Some fans got some dope footage of Justin Vernon performing a techno set in Berlin. Check those clips out below.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that Bon Iver has a brand new album titled 22, A Million. In addition, we also have a bunch of new lyric visuals to accompany the project for ‘715 – CR∑∑KS’, ’29 #Strafford APTS’, ’21 M◊◊N WATER’ and ‘666 ʇ’.

Speaking of: Brooklyn-based, Minnesota-born artist Eric Timothy Carlson is behind all the weird numbers and symbols that make up 22, A Million…in a recent interview with Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, Carlson broke down the collaboration:

The songs were all numbers from the start, multiple numbers at first. So we would listen to each song, talk about the numbers, talk about the song, watch the lyrics take form, makes lists, make drawings. Real references and experiences are collaged in both the music and the artwork. I was able to interview and interrogate each song—digging into weird cores—and by the end of each visit, each song would develop a matrix of new notes and symbols.

You can check out all the latest lyric clips and stream the new album (via Apple Music) below.




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CHECK OUT: Mary J. Blige’s Interview With Hillary Clinton (Video)

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So, we were definitely anticipating Mary J. Blige’s interview with U.S. Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, thanks to a cringeworthy preview of her singing (as well as her in-your-face reaction). Now, we’re able to enjoy the full episode of Blige’s The 411 with Clinton, which sees them addressing police brutality, womanhood, misconceptions about Clinton and much more.

There’s also the singing. [For the record, Blige’s was singing Bruce Springsteen’s ‘American Skin (41 Shots)’.]

Gucci Mane Talks Drake, Waka Flocka Flame & More In New Interview

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Gucci Mane recently sat down with Funkmaster Flex over at HOT 97 for a very dope interview. During the sit-down, the Atlanta Rap legend spoke on a variety of issues: his new music (and forthcoming album Woptober), his history with Nicki Minaj, making music with Drake, life in prison, his relationship with Waka Flocka Flame, new artists he wants to work with and so much more.

Check it all out above; in related news, congrats to Guwop for getting off of house arrest. That had to be one hell of a celebration.

The Game Talks Meek Mill Beef, Reveals The Three Kardashians He Slept With

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Because why wouldn’t he? Thanks to a new beef with Meek Mill and a forthcoming album, The Game has been on a bit of an interview circuit lately. Above, he sat down with Wendy Williams to speak on said beef and album, pretty much repeating his feelings on why he targeted Meek in the first place. What’s even more interesting is the Compton rapper speaking on having relations with certain Kardashians: Khloe, Kim and soon-to-be Kardashian Blac Chyna. Wowzers.

Below, TMZ also caught up with The Game while he was out and about, which saw him both speaking on the recent murders of Black people by cops in America (yes, that’s still happening like hotcakes) while also questioning his beef with Meek Mill as a result.

Danny Brown – Rolling Stone

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We’re pretty hyped about Danny Brown’s forthcoming album Atrocity Exhibition, due 30th September; today, we get to check out another track from that titled ‘Rolling Stone’, which comes following an interview courtesy of NPR (which sees Brown speaking on the album as well as peers like ScHoolboy Q and Nas).

Check all of that out below; the song come in at the 26-minute mark.

Lil Wayne Talks (Not?) Retiring On ‘Undisputed’, Kaepernick & More

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American sports presenter Skip Bayless has a new show titled Undisputed, and one of his first guests on the show happens to be good friend Lil Wayne, who regularly appeared on ESPN’s First Take. Additional clips are below.

One of the biggest reasons for Weezy’s visit was to discuss his recent tweets, which hinted (to put it lightly) at retirement. Well, the good news is, it sounds like the tweets were out of anger, and that his “retirement” isn’t permanent…the bad news is, we can (probably) stop holding our collective breaths for a proper reunion with Cash Money and Birdman. Why the hell won’t they just pay Wayne his money (or — at the very least — release Carter V)?

[SIDEBAR: Lil Wayne makes a powerful song/freestyle called ‘Georgia Bush’ and then goes blind about Kaepernick’s protest and Blacks Lives Matter. We do not understand this.]

Jack White Gushes About Beyoncé, Compares Her To “Betty Davis Or Aretha Franklin”

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Recently, Rock vet Jack White did an interview with NPR for their All Things Considered series, which you can listen to in full below. One of the notable takes from said interview was when he spoke highly of his fellow TIDAL co-owner, Beyoncé (including a potential collaboration with her in the future):

You know, I just talked to her and she said, “I wanna be in a band with you.” I said, “Really? Well, I’d love to do something.” I’ve always loved her voice. I mean, I think she has the kind of soul singing voice of the days of Betty Davis or Aretha Franklin. She took just sort of a sketch of a lyrical outline and turned into the most bodacious, vicious, incredible song. I don’t even know what you’d classify it as—soul, rock and roll, whatever. “Don’t Hurt Yourself” is incredibly intense; I’m so amazed at what she did with it.

For some reason, we don’t think that Aretha would take to kindly to that comment.