HIPHOPDX – This week in Hip Hop, we learned that Lil Yachty is happy and that Joe Budden is unhappy that he’s happy. We also got a moment to watch Funkmaster Flex tear up on Instagram Live over a theory about what happened to Tupac at Quad Studios in 1994. Also, Lil Wayne announced that his highly anticipated album Tha Carter V is “coming soon.” Soon after he made the confirmation, a track featuring Kendrick Lamar was leaked thanks to Martin Shkreli.
Joe Budden Is Mad That Lil Yachty Is Happy
Joe Budden has been highly critical of Lil Yachty as of late. The two met face-to-face on an episode of Complex’s “Everyday Struggle” this past week, which led to an animated Joey lashing out at Yachty because he can’t believe that the 19-year-old rapper is truly happy.
To that, Lil Boat responded with an answer to help put things in perspective.
“When you come from a college dorm room, with no money, and you ain’t gettin’ no play with no girls, you have no clothes, you have no car…” Yachty said. “And you come to having three or four cars, millions of dollars, half a million dollars on your body just to wear, and any kind of clothes you want, any hoes you want, how can you be upset?”
Budden wasn’t falling for it and began to question whether or not Yachty was in a 360-deal, resulting in a plethora of memes.
Still, whether Joe likes it or not, the kids love Lil Yachty.
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Funkmaster Flex Gets Emotional On Instagram Live
Funkmaster Flex spoke out this week claiming that Tupac accidentally shot himself at Quad Studios back in 1994 when he was blaming The Notorious B.I.G. and crew for responsibility. He says because of this alleged lie, Biggie is dead.
Flex has since been on the receiving end of fierce backlash from basically everyone, although Lil Cease chimed in to co-sign the story. T.I. called Flex out for speaking ill of the dead while violating the G-Code and Cease came through with a clarification statement for his co-sign, saying he meant no disrespect.
The commotion led Flex to hop on Instagram Live again to talk about it.
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Martin Shkreli Shares A Lil Wayne Song Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Looks like Lil Wayne’s Carter V is nigh (again, maybe). Martin Shkreli, the self-styled super villain who somehow got his hands on the highly coveted project, previewed two tracks from the project this week, after assuring Wayne’s team in January that he wouldn’t leak anything else. Of the new tracks, one is called “Mona Lisa” featuring Kendrick Lamar and the other is titled “The Life of Carter.”
Weezy confirmed the album is coming soon during a recent show. He also is still yelling out “Fuck cash money” and continues to shout out Jay Z’s Roc Nation, even though no official partnership has been announced.
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DXclusives: Big Boi, PnB Rock & Lil Dicky
Big Boi spoke with HipHopDX and revealed that there may be an Outkast biopic on the horizon and he’s aiming to get the Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels to make it happen.
“Me and [Andre 3000] just spoke about it last week when I was in New York,” he says. “I think he might have been taking a couple meetings talking to people and then I got a couple of people in mind that I’ma talk to, one of them being Lee Daniels who I just did the TV show Star with so yeah all that’s coming and we just know it’s time to do it. It’s coming!”
During SXSW in March, DX caught up with “Selfish” artist PnB Rock about his success, which he says is all owed to Instagram. The singer went from living on the streets to now being signed to Atlantic Records.
“Whoever made Instagram, shout out to Instagram, I owe you a check,” PnB says. “I wouldn’t have these chains on. Instagram was my platform to put my music out there and let people know what I had. Any type of social media you could do that though.”
Lil Dicky wants you to have safe sex. Teaming up with Trojan Brand Condom’s for a series of hilarious clips, he explains how humor can help broach more awkward topics.
“What comedy does, it breaks down barriers and lets people be more comfortable in situations, even if they’re more unnaturally uncomfortable. From the comedy angle of it, it’s breaking the walls down in terms of making this whole conversation more acceptable. That’s the more important thing.”