HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, news emerged about Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy and Travis Scott is the father. Also, it appears Nas and Nicki Minaj have become more comfortable in revealing the closeness of their budding relationship. Additionally, Usher and Kevin Hart were warped in more scandals.
Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Are Having A Baby
20-year-old Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Travis Scott’s baby. It’ll be the first for both and they’re reportedly having a girl, according to sources who spoke to TMZ.
Naturally, the jokes flew across social media when it came to Kylie’s ex-boyfriend Tyga not being the father.
Read more about Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s pregnancy here.
Nas & Nicki Minaj Are Probably A Thing
Nas enjoyed his birthday by spending time with Nicki Minaj, fueling rumors that they are indeed a couple. Although the two have not announced they’re dating publicly, a video of Nas licking Nicki’s face while calling him by his government name may have confirmed it for some.
A few days later, Nas and Nicki posted identical pictures with different captions. Nas called Minaj his “shorty” in his Instagram caption and Nicki playfully captioned about how he was trying to “holla” at her.
Read more about Nas and Nicki Minaj’s budding romance here.
Usher & Kevin Hart Deal With Salacious Scandals
It’s been a wild week for Usher and Kevin Hart. Both married megastars have been hit by sex scandals that have turned their lives upside down
The identity of the woman suing Usher for $20 million for allegedly infecting her with herpes was revealed this week. Her name is Laura Helm and she claims to have had two sexual encounters with the R&B singer before locating a bump on the inside of her mouth and vagina. An unidentified male accuser also claimed he was infected by Usher after an encounter at a Koreatown spa. Usher’s lawyers referred to the claims as “opportunistic.”
While Usher’s courtroom woes pile up, Kevin Hart found himself at the center of an extortion plot. The comedian was caught on camera having sex with a woman named Montia Sabbag, who is not his wife. The extortion attempt has prompted an FBI investigation.
Notable New Music
– Jhene Aiko – Trip
– Wu-Tang Clan – “Lesson Learn’d”
– Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
– G-Herbo – Humble Beast
DXclusives: Nas, Danielle Bregoli & EarthGang
One Time 4 Your Mind: Ranking Nas’ Albums From Best To Worst
The #DXLive crew ranked Nas’ discography from his debut album, Illmatic, all the way to his more recent project, 2012’s Life Is Good,.
Watch how it all went down here.
Can Danielle Bregoli, Cardi B & Blac Chyna’s Insta-Fame Last?
It appears 2017 is the rise of the social media star and record deals are being handed out like candy if you can sustain the numbers. Kyle Eustice examined the phenomenon of “Cash Me Outside” girl Danielle Bregoli, Cardi B and Blac Chyna inking record deals based on their massive following.
Audio Push’s Price — who co-wrote Bregoli’s “These Heaux” — shared his thoughts on the direction record companies have chosen to go in, explaining how it’s all possible.
“It’s about the music, star power and the team,” Price opined. “If you have the right team and creatives around you, no question you can sustain a long career. In this day and age, if people buy into the person, that’s enough to sustain. Cardi B is a prime example. No one expected her to get a #1, but consistency and people buying into her manifested that. Now look.”
Read the full editorial here.
EarthGang’s Journey: From Watching A School Burn To Signing To Dreamville
EarthGang signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint this summer and DX staff writer Justin Ivey got the opportunity to speak with them about their journey. While they’ve been releasing music consistently for years, they began to see their fan base grow after touring with Ab-Soul and Mac Miller.
“Yeah, both actually. Ab-Soul took us,” Dot explained. “We had never been anywhere before this. The Ab-Soul tour is going to have an effect regardless. And then the Mac Miller tour was like … It was a good time for Mac, it was a good time for the music he was dropping. It was very good for us. We was talking to Mac all the time. That’s still our dog. People be busy. Niggas working. But all that synergy at that time was boosting up the numbers. I think that actually was the first time we had a video … he tweeted out the video. It went crazy. It’s pretty good.”
Read the full EarthGang interview here.