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Kehlani On “SweetSexySavage” Anniversary: “Touring This Album Saved My Life!”

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“I healed with this music as a listener and performer.”

Kehlani‘s official debut album, SweetSexySavage, is one year old today, and the important date was not missed on the Bay Area singer. Sharing the album cover on Instagram, Kehlani thanked fans and reflected on the past year, which she said has been a time of healing. “Touring this album saved my life!!!” she wrote, remembering the place she was in at the time of release, less than a year after she reportedly attempted suicide and landed in the hospital. “In the middle of the album process my life changed forever!” After a few months break I came back to work on it but wasn’t the same girl. Didn’t recognize my new self in any of the music… but I had to finish. I didn’t have time. Ill admit, putting out this album was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done because on Jan 27th last year I ain’t really fuck with IT or ME.”

Later, she revealed that once she got on the road, she was able to feel like herself once again — both through her fans and the music of SSS. “Supported by y’all’s epic ass energy I uplifted myself every night with songs like “Too Much” and “Piece of Mind”. Found my strength again with Hold Me By the heart,” she wrote. “And what I’m most thankful for was ALL THE FUN (the rest of the damn songs lololol long ass album) This album wasn’t “You Should Be Here” deep, it was the most high spirited project I’ve made so far that I didn’t know I needed so much for myself. I healed with this music as a listener and performer.”

“This wasn’t a piece of a music it was a time stamp in my life,” she continued. “SSS was a bandaid, and the best one at that. I love y’all!

Read Kehlani’s full message below.

I started this album feeling like I had something to prove to the world, the mixtape had made some sort of wild history and the pressure was immense. In the middle of the album process my life changed forever!” After a few months break I came back to work on it but wasn’t the same girl. Didn’t recognize my new self in any of the music… but I had to finish. I didn’t have time. Ill admit, putting out this album was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done because on Jan 27th last year I ain’t really fuck with IT or ME. Touring this album saved my life!!! Supported by y’all’s epic ass energy I uplifted myself every night with songs like “Too Much” and “Piece of Mind”. Found my strength again with Hold Me By the heart.. and what I’m most thankful for was ALL THE FUN (the rest of the damn songs lololol long ass album) This album wasn’t “You Should Be Here” deep, it was the most high spirited project I’ve made so far that I didn’t know I needed so much for myself. I healed with this music as a listener and performer. Every night on that tour you guys gave me reasons to get better and b stronger. Every time you tell me this album changed something for you I get the wildest feeling because we’re in the same shoes. Thank you everyone who worked on this, but more importantly everyone who was there during this album process as a friend/family. This wasn’t a piece of a music it was a time stamp in my life. SSS was a bandaid, and the best one at that. I love y’all! I hope whatever you are doing makes you happy, I hope you fall in love with yourself if you aren’t already, and I hope the people around you remind you to keep pushing no matter what. Enjoy life, nothings as serious as it seems. LOVE! Happy 1 year Lil baby.

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Black Thought & 9th Wonder Will Reportedly Release Joint EP

Following his viral freestyle, Black Thought is planning to release some music independent from The Roots.

Black Thought is working on an EP with seasoned producer 9th Wonderreports OkayPlayer. At a Friday night event called Black Thought Cinema Presents, the rapper is said to have announced a new project with 9th, which sounds like it will be the first of a few new releases from Thought. While the moment in which he made the announcement was not captured on video, the camera was rolling just a moment later: “It’s the first of a series of joints that I’m gonna be putting out called Streaming Thought. Be on the lookout for the music that we’re about to hit y’all with,” says Thought in a clip posted by Nodfactor.

 

In June of last year, Black Thought revealed that 9th Wonder, as well as Salaam Remi, would be working on The Roots forthcoming 12th studio album End Game. “Last October we had a writers’ retreat at Electric Lady Studios in New York City for about a week or so,” he said. “Within that time we got about a good deal of the groundwork of what’s to come for the record, End Game. I’ve been working, writing and recording on it since then.”

In 2016, Thought and 9th worked together on “Making A Murderer,” a single featuring Styles P of The Lox.

9th Wonder has released many collaborative projects over the course of his career, including efforts with Talib Kweli, Wale, Murs, Pete Rock, and Jean Grae, not to mention his run as the producer in Little Brother. Last year, he revealed he had recorded the equivalent of a 12-track album with TDE artist SiR.

No word on a release date for the EP or the long-awaited Roots album. Stay tuned for further details.567751471_1280x720


Nelly Files Countersuit Against Rape Accuser

nellyNelly has officially filed a countersuit against the woman who falsely accused him of rape.

Well it’s official. After we heard rumors last month that Nelly was going to countersue the woman who falsely accused him of rape, the St. Louis rapper did just that on Friday in Seattle. TMZ reports that Nelly filed the suit Friday, and claims that the accuser came onto him first, before lying about their sexual encounter to get him arrested.

Nelly’s suit states that Monique Greene made her way into his VIP section of the nightclub where he was headlining, and started coming onto him hard. Nelly says he then invited her to join him and others back on his tour bus. He says they had consensual sex on the tour bus, and Greene only got mad when one of his performers, which he told police was a backup dancer, entered the room to use the bathroom. At that point, Nelly says Greene got “aggressive and disruptive” and was asked to leave then. Greene called for an Uber and then called police to report the alleged incident which would eventually lead to Nelly’s arrest for rape.

nellFollowing his arrest though, Greene and her attorney made several statements on the Internet that falsely accused him of raping her. He says the statements were a clear and malicious attempt to get him prosecuted, which ultimately didn’t work.

In addition, Nelly says her claims cost him a lot of money too. He was forced to cancel a scheduled show and also damaged his reputation in the music business.

 


Seattle Hip Hop Artist Freddy E Dead In Apparent Suicide

Hip hop artist and Internet personality Frederick Eugene Buhl died Saturday in Renton, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office.

On a Facebook post, Buhl’s father, Frederick Douglass Buhl, said his son was 22 years old.

The younger Buhl went by the name Freddy E. He was best known for his Internet program Jerk TV, which featured humorous and profane segments, often with a moral or cautionary message.

“Not only our family, but the world has lost a talented, sensitive, brilliant young man who lit up our existence with his,” Buhl’s father said in his post.

Nick Fletcher, of the medical examiner’s office, said an autopsy will be performed Monday.

The last messages on Freddy E’s Twitter account express despair and heartbreak. “If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home …” He told his parents he loved them. The final message: “I’m sorry.”

Members of Buhl’s family gathered Sunday at their church, First AME in Seattle.Image


Female M.C. Rapper And Producer “Mz Infared”

Female rapper “Mz Infared” born as Arielle Mitchell brings in a new generation of talent. By mixing her original east coast flow with beats from every coast and area of the United States. Music and cars has always been her passion in life even as a young child. But it was music that gave her the strength and comfort she needed to deal with alot of the hardships in her life. She took a devastating loss when her mother passed away but instead of releasing her anger out on the world she puts forth her emotion into every song she writes and records. Her mother’s death gave her the motivation she needed to pursue music on a whole different level. Be on the look out for her upcoming E.P Mz Infared Presents Sights And Targets COMING SOON To Them Speakers Near You…

*Producer Bio* Arielle Mitchell but known as Mz Infared started her career off as an artist and gradually moved into promotion. Started her own promotions company by the name of RedLine Promotions L.L.C. On top of writing and constantly back and forth in a studio she has also taken an interest into production. As an up and coming producer Mz Infared has made her own beats as well as collaborations with Jamon Turner a.k.a TrueBeatz. Be on the look out for her she’s coming up fast and with speaker bussin’ beat’s.

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T.I. Explains Meaning Of His New Album Title “Trouble Man”

While stopping by at BET’s “106 & Park,” T.I. explained the title of his latest album, Trouble Man.

Tip was asked why he titled his album after a song by Marvin Gaye.

“I felt like at that moment in time, Marvin Gaye’s life embodied what the word ‘Trouble Man’ and what the song meant in all senses of the word,” he explained. “And today… I feel like the past six, seven years of my life, and the adversity…in my life that I have endured and overcame, that is synonymous and it embodies what the word ‘Trouble Man’ means today.”

“Marvin Gaye did it for them back then, and I’m doing it for us right now,” added Tip. “Nothing but love and respect, and nothing but salutations and respect to Marvin Gaye and his whole family.”

T.I. also discussed the feel of the album. “It has a more balanced blend of that vintage ‘You Don’t Know Me,’ ‘Top Back,’ Trap Muzik sound with some of the more mainstream radio records that you heard from Paper Trail.” said T.I. “It’s more of a cohesive blend.”Image


Lil Wayne Involved In A Backstage Fight At Cali Christmas

Everything about Lil Wayne seems to get news except his music. Wayne was allegedly caught up in a massive brawl that took place backstage at Cali Christmas last Friday (Dec. 14).

Full of shockers, Cali Christmas brought out guest appearances from Big Sean, J.Cole, and A$AP Rocky. The YM camp leader got through the west-side to hit the stage and support Kendrick Lamar. Unfortunately for Wayne, his intentions were dropped when a fight broke out before his appearance. An eye-witness told Hollyscoop.com that the fight was among the rapper and unknown individuals.

“Punches were thrown but no arrests were made,” said the witness. “It was a serious fight and was witnessed by everyone who was backstage.”

Witnesses say the cause of the fighting wasn’t clear or who the other guy was. Fortunetly, authorities were not called but with many eye witnesses someone had to catch it on camera.

No statements have been made by the radio station or the Young Money camp about the issue.

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Nas Sued For 10Million By Kidnapped Concert Promoter

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Rap star Nas attends a party in New York on July 17, 2012. Nas was supposed to be performing shows in Angola but instead spent New Year’s Eve at LeBron James’ engagement party (not pictured), lawsuit says.

 

Queens rapper Nas has been hit with a breach of contract lawsuit that could cost him $10 million.

The suit filed on Friday claims a New Jersey concert promoter and his son spent 50 days in custody in Angola early this year after the hip-hop star failed to show for two heavily-promoted concerts in the southern African nation.

Nas is being sued in Manhattan Federal Court by Patrick Allocco who arranged for Nas to perform two Near Year’s shows in Luanda, the nation’s capital.

At the time, Allocco told reporters that he was stuck in Angola and being held at gunpoint by a local “concert impresario” who put up the money for the concerts.

Nas got a $300,000 advance and budding rapper Jamiah Jai, who was supposed to be the opening act, got $15,000. The court papers say Nas was in Miami to attend a New Year’s Eve engagement party at the home of hoops star LeBron James.

The lawsuit says after the shows were canceled, Allocco and his son were taken into custody by Angolan authorities who refused to let them leave the country until the money was returned.

Nas and Jai did eventually repay the money.

Allocco and his son were released Feb. 18, after the State Department intervened, the lawsuit says.Nas grew up in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City and burst on the rap scene in 1994 with the hit album “Illmatic.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/rapper-nas-sued-10m-article-1.1225789#ixzz2FpfEpcVN


Future Signs Deal With Epic Records For Label Freebandz Entertainment

Future-Rapper-Hip-Hop-ATLAtlanta rapper Future is capitalizing on the recent success of his singles, by signing a major-label deal with Epic Records.

Future linked with LA Reid and signed a joint venture deal with Epic, for his label Freebandz Entertainment.

“LA Reid and the team at Epic made a great impact on my career helping me to reach an incredible level of success with Pluto,” Future told AllHipHop.com in a statement today (December 17). “It made perfect sense to fully partner with them with my label Freebandz.”

Future dropped his album Pluto in April of this year, and the albums ball hit singles like “Tony Montana,” “Magic,” “Same Damn Time,” and “Turn On the Lights.”

Future is preparing to release a new mixtape titled “Future Presents: FBG: The Movie,” on January 13.

Check out the rest of Future’s tour dates below:

12/22: LC Pavilion-Columbus, OH

12/25: The Palace-Atlanta, GA

12/26: Club Underground-Tampa, FL

12/29: Boardwalk Hall-Atlantic City, NJ

12/31: Cameo-Miami, FL


Trey Songz Arrested At Strip Club For Assault On A Stripper

R&B singer Trey Songz was reportedly arrested in late September of this year over an incident that happened on August 22nd, according to New York Daily News.

The R&B star, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, was arrested over an altercation that occurred in a Queens strip club for misdemeanor assault after he allegedly threw a wad of money that hit a woman in her left eye, causing “substantial pain.”

Songz, 28, is accused of tossing the money at 36-year-old Donna McIntosh-Inoe after she allegedly snapped a cell phone picture of him at Club Perfection in Woodhaven at 4 a.m.

“He chucked a wad of cash at me,” McIntosh-Inoe told the Daily News. “A wad of cash.”

The Staten Island woman said she didn’t even know she had a bruise on her face until after she left the club.

“I had to walk around a whole week with a black eye,” McIntosh-Inoe said.

McIntosh-Inoe’s husband said the couple paid $700 to sit with Songz in the VIP section of the club where he held an album release party for his fifth EP “Studio V.”

“He tried to delete the picture, but he didn’t know how to use my phone,” McIntosh-Inoe said.

She couldn’t bring herself to pick up the discarded money.

Songz never came out to apologize, according to McIntosh-Inoe.

Songz was charged faced a judge on November 1 regarding the matter. He is scheduled to appear in court again in February.Image