Drake, Frank Ocean, Nas + More React To Virgil Abloh's Passing

Shockwaves rippled throughout the world on Sunday (November 28) when it was announced that fashion icon Virgil Abloh had passed away. Abloh’s sudden and tragic death was announced by his family, who revealed he had been privately batting a rare and aggressive form of cancer for over two years. He was 41 years old.
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T-Pain Says Younger Artists’ Desire For Instant Popularity Is ‘Super Disturbing’

Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer T-Pain is dropping gems for younger artists who are trying to make it in the ever-evolving music industry. Taking to his Twitter account on Friday (Nov. 26), the veteran musician wrote: “The way that artists are starting to believe that momentary popularity is better than longevity is super disturbing and [I] really want y’all to think about the future and generational wealth.”
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DaniLeigh Shares Photos Of Her & DaBaby's Daughter Following Assault Charge

Miami, FL – On the heels of being hit with assault charges following DaniLeigh’s public spat with DaBaby, the “Lil Bebe” rapper took to Instagram on Thanksgiving (November 25) looking to spread some positivity by sharing some adorable photos of her and DaBaby’s newborn daughter. “Thankful,” she captioned the slideshow...

Morray Earns 2 Grammy Noms For J. Cole's 'My.Life' + More From The DX Rising Stars

With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview, a few of the 2021 HipHopDX Rising Stars are expressing their gratitude for their most recent accolades. As a reminder, a DX Rising Star is a burgeoning talent HipHopDX pinpoints within the year before or after their initial introduction and rollout of new rap music. These are the artists DX feels have the ideal total package in terms of their musical sound, stage presence and genuine personalities. Over the course of the 2021 year, DX highlighted the career progression of 10 rap stars through special and exclusive features, interviews, playlist love and other indulgent surprises.

Kanye West, Baby Keem & Lil Nas X Almost Missed Out On Major Grammy Nominations

Hip Hop’s presence was felt when the nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday (November 23). Kanye West, Lil Nas X and Doja Cat — who was the second most-nominated artist with eight nods — all earned a spot in the prestigious Album of the Year race, while Baby Keem and Saweetie are among those up for Best New Artist.

Akon Enhances Cryptocurrency Experience With AKOIN Card Flex For Black Friday Shoppers

Akon is preparing to set up holiday consumers with crypto wallets with an opportunity to spend their cryptocurrency directly in department stores. In an Instagram post on Wednesday (November 24), Akon announced the completion in the development of the AKOIN card, which will allow shoppers to pay for their merchandise directly with the AKOIN cryptocurrency they own in stores of their choice that accept MasterCard.

Kodak Black Gives Back Turkeys To Community While In Rehab

Kodak Black is paying it forward even while in rehab. The rapper has spent a little over $14,000 on over 5,000 turkeys to help families across South Florida for Thanksgiving. According to HipHopDX, his team handed out turkeys in seven locations over three days. Some of the locations included Sistrunk, Sunland, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami, Little Haiti, and Golden Acres.

Makeda’s Cookies Honors the Life of Young Dolph

A Black-owned homemade butter cookie spot in Memphis, Tennessee, Makeda’s Cookies, will be honoring the legacy of rapper Young Dolph following his passing. The company has raised over $85,000 for their reopening plan and will be dedicating its signature chocolate chip cookie after Dolph. As a result of the violence,...

Lil Uzi Vert explains why he never worked with XXXTentacion

Lil Uzi Vert has spoken about collaborating with the late XXXTentacion. In a fan Q&A hosted on Adin Ross’ livestream recently, the rapper said that XXX once reached out to him from behind bars but a release never materialised. “He called me one time when he was incarcerated a long...

Review – DaBaby ‘Back On My Baby Jesus Sh!t Again’ Completes His Fall From Grace

DaBaby is officially out of ideas. His surprise EP, Back On My Baby Jesus Sh!t Again, continues his race to strip everything that was originally interesting about him. Instead of leaning on his strengths of charisma and head spinning staccato flow, DaBaby doubles down on trying to be a melodic rapper, singing more than he needs to. His lack of energy also runs contrast with his skills, using a drugged-out reverb and sounding as if he took a few too many Quaaludes.

Lil Uzi Vert is hesitant to appear on a posthumous XXXTentacion song

The Mandela Effect comes to mind when you realise that Lil Uzi Vert and XXXTentacion, both SoundCloud rap icons, have never featured on a song together. It’s something that the former addressed over the weekend when a fan asked Lil Uzi during an Instagram Live session if he’d posthumously collaborate with X.

Sheff G's 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Year Ends Over Gun Possession

New York, N.Y. – While Sheff G remains behind bars, a report from the New York Daily News uncovered via court documents that the 2021 HipHopDX Rising Star — born Michael Williams — pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Ye’s Sunday Service Choir Covers A Drake Hit In The Wake Of Their Recent Treaty

During the most recent edition of Ye’s Sunday Service, his Sunday Service Choir introduced an unusual new selection to its repertoire: Drake’s 2018 no. 1 hit, “God’s Plan.” While the choir has played numerous contemporary classics over the course of the past few years, this one was different in that Kanye and Drake had been feuding for nearly the entirety of the choir’s existence. Although the origins of the feud remain unclear to this day, the performance of the new song was made possible by the recent ceasefire the two stars called at the behest of J. Prince and Larry Hoover Jr.

T-Pain And Usher Reunite Onstage To Make Up Over Their Decade-Long Autotune Dustup

HipHopDX reports that the longstanding discord between R&B/pop stars T-Pain and Usher finally came to an end last night in Atlanta as the two singers met onstage at a concert afterparty for Dave Chappelle’s documentary premiere event. After the initial film and comedy set, the show reportedly consisted of sets from the likes of local legends such as 2 Chainz, 21 Savage, Jeezy, Monica, and more.

Dr. Dre's Billion Dollar Assets Exposed Among Ongoing Divorce From Nicole Young

Los Angeles, CA – The fight over Dr. Dre’s billion dollar estate continues. The music mogul’s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, filed for divorce with the Los Angeles Superior Court in June 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences.” But they’ve yet to come to a financial agreement that appeases both parties. As the proceedings drag on, Dr. Dre’s assets have reportedly been exposed in new court documents.