This week in Hip Hop, Lil B was jumped by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s crew before his Rolling Loud set and he handled it in the most based way possible. Also, Eminem creatively announced the title of his forthcoming album this week and so much music was released this week we’ve compiled a list of it all so fans don’t have miss out.
Protect Lil B At All Costs
For some reason, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and PnB Rock thought it was a great idea to jump Lil B in the Bay Area before the BasedGod’s Rolling Loud set.
Videos of the altercation began circling social media sparking confusion and anger as to why anyone would want to hurt the BasedGod. This brought out tons of supporters with the rallying cry to, “Protect Lil B at all costs,” from Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q, Lupe Fiasco to G-Eazy. PnB Rock was promptly replaced on the Rolling Loud lineup by Kreayshawn the next day.
Despite getting jumped by around 10 people, Lil B kept it cool forgave the men who harmed him. He’s been a shining example of love and positivity, showing the world what it means to not only talk the talk but also walk the walk.
Lil B and A Boogie reportedly had a phone conversation addressing the incident and everything seems to be all good now.
Read more about Lil B’s incident at Rolling Loud here.
Eminem’s Sneaky Album Promotion
Eminem has taken music marketing schemes to another level with his announcement for his highly anticipated album, which has been revealed to be titled Revival.
Em fans on Reddit spotted the album’s title on a phony pharmaceutical ad in an Instagram post by his longtime manager, Peter Rosenberg. The ad’s website is filled with Slim Shady references and gags, making it clear to fans that it’s just an elaborate marketing campaign.
Read more about Eminem’s Revival here.
Big K.R.I.T, Ty Dolla $ign, Yo Gotti & More Drop Music This Week
It’s been a huge week for music releases. Ty Dolla Sign dropped Beach House 3, Yo Gotti gave us Still I Am and Big K.R.I.T. released his hightly anticipated double album, 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time. We also got the song that Apple Music’s Carl Chery said would break the internet: a collaborative Migos single featuring both Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, which is slated to appear on Migos’ upcoming album Culture 2.
Listen to all the latest releases below:
Migos f. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj — “Motor Sport”
Ty Dolla Sign — Beach House 3
Majid Jordan — The Space Between
Yo Gotti — I Still Am
Big K.R.I.T. — 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time
Snoop Dogg — Make America Crip Again
The LOX — #4NoReAsOn
Yelawolf — Trial By Fire
Mayhem Lauren & DJ Muggs — Gems From The Equinox
DXclusive: DJ Nu Mark, Slug, Papoose & 5 Rappers That Need A Hit
DJ Nu-Mark Explains Why Method Man Is Ideal Host For “Drop The Mic”
TBS’ Drop The Mic series debuted on Tuesday (October 24) night with Method Man and Hailey Baldwin as hosts and Jurassic 5’s DJ Nu-Mark as a contributor.
The DJ spoke with HipHopDX’s Kyle Eustice about his recent appearance and why he felt Method Man was the perfect host.
“It was a trip to get a cold call from James Corden’s office to DJ Drop The Mic with Method Man as the host,” Nu-Mark says. “My Zodiac Tracks vinyl mixes were a big factor in producers picking me for the show. They were familiar with my production and knew I’d be able to create the theme song. Anyone who really knows me understands how much I like comedy, so it was an easy yes for me.”
Slug Reflects On 20th Anniversary Of Atmosphere’s “Overcast!” & Spawn’s Departure
DX’s Justin Ivey caught up with Atmosphere’s Slug ahead of the vinyl release of the group’s 1997 debut album Overcast! and got the low down on why former member Spawn left the group shortly after the release of their first project.
“So, here’s the thing — Spawn moved,” Slug revealed. “I don’t know how to, in fact, I don’t even want to tell his story. He has a story to tell and someday I really would love for him to tell it, so I don’t even want to tell it. But I’ll say this — when me and him separated, it was as organic as anything.”
Legendary Mixtape Runs: Papoose
DX writer Riley Wallace penned an editorial dedicated to the olden days of burned CDs and out-of-the-trunk mixtape distribution with the “Legendary Mixtape Runs” series.
This go around, Wallace examined Papoose’s mixtape releases from beginning to end. Analyzing the success of 2005’s Sharades, Wallace writes:
“Although Pap had built up notoriety with his first six tapes, Sharades is — without question — the tape that pushed him over the top. It contains the two best songs in his catalog: ‘Alphabet Slaughter,’ which became a staple of his live show, and ‘Sharades,’ a cool POV record about the Hip Hop police.”
5 Rappers That Desperately Need A Hit By The End Of 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, DX writer Scott Glaysher listed five rappers that desperately need a hit record by the end of the year. From Nicki Minaj to A$AP Rocky and Young M.A., he illustrates why.
“Where has Young M.A gone since dropping the earth-shattering ‘OOOUUU?’, he inquires. “Well, she dropped a lukewarm EP that had no hits other than the aforementioned single. But other than that, M.A has been M.I.A.”