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(Video) Diggy Simmons and Detroit’s B Free Join For Single “All Mine”

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Diggy Simmons & B Free (Photo Courtesy of Kisha)

Detroit native B Free and Diggy Simmons, were introduced by Big Sean’s best friend Earlly Mac, and decided to collaborate on a song together. Both artists recorded the single together in Los Angeles, CA. For the video, Diggy flew out to Detroit, where they shot the video, and he helped with the radio promo of the single “All Mine”. The single was produced by PGF and the video was directed by Nick Margetic. According to B Free, “Sometimes collaborations can feel awkward or forced, but with Diggy it was natural from the second I landed.” 

 B Free’s EP “Lost in Paradise” streams on all platforms April 5th.

This video just gives us great vibes and these combinations of goodness and talent in this video from them is worth indulging and vibing to!

 

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B Free @officialbfree 

Diggy Simmons @diggysimmons

 

Suspect in Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shooting Is Identified

#RIP Nipsey Hussle

Late Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department identified Eric Holder, 29, of Los Angeles, as a suspect in the shooting, which injured two other people. He was last seen in a white 2016 Chevy Cruze.

The Los Angeles police identified Eric Holder, 29, as a suspect in the shooting of Nipsey Hussle.CreditLos Angeles Police Department

Nipsey Hussle’s death was felt deeply in Crenshaw, the neighborhood where he grew up and maintained a regular presence after becoming a Grammy-nominated artist. His fans said he offered hope, advocated self-improvement and financially invested in the community, which has long struggled with violent crime. He opened a co-working space dedicated to increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and planned to meet Monday with police officials to discuss ways to prevent gang violence.

His debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for best rap album at the Grammys last year and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard chart. He had two children, Kross and Emani.

Rapper 21 Savage’ Arrested by US Immigration Force

Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has been arrested as of Sunday by immigration officials who say he is illegally present in the United States.

The rapper, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the US in July 2005 aged 12 and failed to leave when his visa expired a year later, officials said.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman said he is being held for removal proceedings.

A CNN reporter quoted an ICE spokesman as saying: “His whole public persona is false”.

“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” ICE said in a statement. “ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”
An attorney for Abraham-Joseph said his representatives were working to secure his release.
This is a developing story.

‘Love and Hip Hop’ Star Yandy Smith Maced While Protesting Jail Conditions in Brooklyn [VIDEO]

‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Yandy Smith got maced Sunday afternoon while protesting jail conditions.

The reality star was among the crowd protesting outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal facility in Brooklyn, when the macing happened. Due to an electrical fire, the Metropolitan Detention Center has been without heat and electricity since January 28th.

via Madame Noire:

During the protest, which was broadcasted live on her Instagram account, she would correspond with the inmates by telling them to bang on their windows as she asked questions. When she asked if they had not received their blankets, the banging was heard loud and clear. When she asked if the heat had not been cut on, they banged, which let us know they were still freezing.

Smith, who was visibly emotional, was outraged at reports from the New York City Mayor’s Office that the inmates were sent blankets and hand-warmers while temperatures were below freezing. The inmates confirmed that they had not received anything. The MDC has been without heat and electricity for about a week, putting inmates are risk for serious health issues. The New York Times noted that inmates with sleep apnea cannot use their sleep machines because there is no electricity, putting them at risk for a stroke. Without electricity, the inmates can’t call their loved ones nor can they request refills for their medication. They also can’t use their toilets and there’s no hot water. Visiting hours have also been canceled. This jail houses over 1,600 men.

This matter hits close to home for Smith, whose husband Mendeecees Harris is currently incarcerated on drug related charges. Smith was also hurt during the protest according to a video that was posted by her close friend.

Nicki Minaj Drops a Shade-Filled Remix to Drake and Meek Mill’s ‘Going Bad’ on Queen Radio

Nicki Minaj returned to Queen Radio on Saturday afternoon and dropped a couple of remixes.

Then, she dropped a fiery remix to Drake and Meek Mill’s “Going Bad,” this time taking some shots.

“When you lose the queen, niggas friendly, dawg. It was just ‘back to back’ like Wembley, dawg,” Nicki raps. The line is obviously a reference to Drake & Meek ending their beef years after Drake’s “Back to Back” diss track.

She took a few more jabs in the song which you can listen to below.

Cardi B, Steve Carrell and Lil Jon Star in Pepsi Super Bowl Commercial [Video]

On Monday (Jan. 28), Pepsi unveiled its highly anticipated Super Bowl LIII commercial, starring Cardi B, Steve Carrell and Lil Jon. The 60-second clip, titled “More Than OK,” centers around the exchange between a waiter and a customer at a diner. When ordering a Coke, the waiter asks, “Is Pepsi OK?” Carrell then appears in the booth behind her to show why Pepsi is “more than OK!”

To prove a point, he gets Lil Jon, who delivers his signature catchphrase, “O-KAYYY!”

Cardi B, shimmering in a blue and silver jacket, bursts through the doors while her hit “I Like It” plays. “Okurrr!” she says before grabbing a diamond-studded Pepsi can and walking through the diner!

See the Pepsi commercial in full below.

Sammie Heats Up the Sheets with New Song ‘Times 10’ Feat. Lil Baby

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Whew chile, Sammie is at it again, and this time causing some definite friction for the lovers in the bedroom with his latest single! The 31-year-old singer connected with rapper Lil Baby for a smooth track titled “Times 10.” In my MJ voice let me say, “you wanna be starting something”, and that is definitely what he has done, for the lovers of course. With over 20 years in the game, Sammie has always managed to keep the ladies mesmerized with his vocals and relate able music on experiences with love. This single takes me back, giving me 90s vibes, and I definitely feel this song will be on the playlist for every couple on Valentine’s night!

On the steamy track, he sings about reciprocating sexual acts with his love interest. “When you freakin’ me, baby, anything goes/But when you go down, I know you care and it shows/I’ll return the favor, baby, times ten…”

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Photo Credit: Blair Devereaux 

Honey Sammie out here just trying to let that future wifey know that he is not stingy in the bedroom!

Sammie took to Instagram recently to announce that in his forthcoming album, which will be dropping soon, he will be more open with us. He has always been pretty transparent in his music career, so it comes as no surprise.

“On my forthcoming album, I’m exposing myself. My triumphs, my losses. My lies, my infidelities, hell even me recently having my heart broken for the first time in my life….I was hurt while creating this album.”

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A man chooses his wife. A man must make a conscience, intentional effort to pursue a woman even when he gets her. You should never stop chasing her. A man must kill and put away his childish ways, and make the commitment to commit every day, even when faced with temptation on the daily. Monogamy is real, I believe in it (to master it is key). It’s how it should be. He should enhance her mind, body, spirit, her smile and finances. On my forthcoming album I’m exposing myself. My triumphs, my losses. My lies, my infidelities, hell even me recently having my heart broken for the first true time in my life (karma, in some weird way I deserved it). I was hurt while creating this album. Emotionally & spiritually depleted, so much so I sought out a therapist to help me cope with what had transpired. I created this album for myself while simultaneously hoping and praying that the music resonates with you all. Humbled. Recharged. And ready to solidify my mark as a r&b (k)ing. *NEW ALBUM COMING SOON* 📸: @boogieloso #SammieSZN #Times10 #YoungLion #SA

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I know ladies you are thinking after hearing “Times 10” it’s a bit hard to imagine Sammie having a broken heart, like who would want to break his heart?! After all, he is the first child star of the millennial which we all crushed over the years! Let that sink in.

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Photo Credit: Phil’s Art & Photography

Check out a preview of the video for “Times 10” by Sammie and Lil Baby below.

                                             Stream “Times 10” now by clicking here!

Sound off in the comments on how this track made you feel!

YASMEEN DROPS “ONE MORE DRINK” A POP / R&B INFUSED WOMEN’S ANTHEM

Yasmeen is following up the success of her ballad “Half of Me (Acoustic)” which has spawned over 900K streams on Spotify. Yasmeen has graced Ebro’s Discovered on Apple Music’s Beats1 and media outlets like Earmilk, ThisisRNB, Huffington Post and VIBE have all praised her previous releases. “One More Drink” is an empowering track that tells the all too relatable tale of having one too many drinks and the text messages that follow. The single was written by Yasmeen herself and song partner Rashied Arekat. Production was handled by Moody and Mr. A.

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                                  Check Out Yasmeen “One More Drink” now on Spotify! 

Follow Yasmeen Online: @Yasmeen_Music

A-BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE TEAMED UP WITH FOOTACTION & PUMA TO DONATE $10,000 TO THE GARDEN OF DREAMS

Los Angeles, CA – December 27, 2018 – Multi Platinum Recording artist A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie teamed up with FootAction and Puma in his hometown of the Bronx, NY to donate $10,000 to The Garden of Dreams foundation. The event took place shortly after the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album “Hoodie SZN.”

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Hundreds of fans came out to support the artist as they too were gifted with Peace on Earth Pumas. He took to Instagram yesterday to post a recap video of the event that can be viewed here:

“Giving back to my community and showing the kids that anything is possible is very important to me,” said the 23 year old.

“Hoodie SZN” project which was released through Highbridge The Label in association with Atlantic Records was Executive Produced by Quincy “QP” Acheampong, Sambou “Bubba” Camara  and Artist Julis Pubose. Earlier this month the 23 year old released his first 2 singles “Look Back At It” and “Startender” feat. Offset & Tyga. He took to Instagram to announce the release as he stated that this project would be dedicated to his day one fans.

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“It took me over a year to complete and I can’t wait for you all to hear it. This is for my Day 1’s. Thank you for riding with me.”

 

 

 

The album includes guest features from Young Dolph, 6ix9ine, Queen Naija & more. It currently has over 37 million streams.

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Full Track List: 

  1. Voices In My Head
  2. Beauty
  3. I Did It
  4. Swervin feat. 6ix9ine
  5. Startender feat. Offset & Tyga
  6. Demons & Angels feat. Juice Wrld
  7. Love, Drugs & Sex
  8. Skeezers
  9. Savage
  10. Come Closer feat. Queen Naija
  11. Look Back At It
  12. Just Like Me feat. Young Thug
  13. Bosses & Workers feat. Don Q & Trap Manny
  14. Need A Best Friend feat. Lil Quee & Quando Rondo
  15. The Reaper
  16. Uptown/Bustdown feat. Lil Durk & PNB Rock
  17. Billie Jean
  18. 4 Min Convo (Favorite Song)

Bonus: Odeee

Bonus: Pull Up feat. Nav

 

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents…

A-Boogie Vs. Artist 

A-Boogie will be headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour alongside Highbridge The Label artists Don Q & Trap Manny. The 27 city tour will kick off in Austin, TX on February 20th.

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