HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Eminem’s Revival leaked ahead of its official December 15 release date and XXXTENTACION was thrown back in jail after getting hit with seven new felony charges. Also, Kodak Black compared some of his lyrics and some of JAY-Z’s lyrics with a meme on Instagram, sparking debate.
Eminem’s “Revival” Leaks & Launches
Two days before Revival officially hit stores, the highly anticipated Eminem album was leaked on the internet. Fan opinions were divided between those who loved it and those who hated it, and DX has settled on our score in an official review.
On December 15, Revival came out on all digital platforms as well as brick and mortar stores. The project features 19 tracks and guest appearances from the likes of Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Ed Sheeran.
Revival went through an entertaining marketing push that used fake pharmaceutical ads, and had fans going through a scavenger hunt-style search for clues on when it would drop and who was working on it.
Listen to Eminem’s Revival here.
XXXTENTACION Behind Bars
On Friday (December 15) XXXTENTACION was again incarcerated after his hearing in a Miami-Dade County court. Prosecutors working on his 2016 domestic violence case also tacked on seven additional charges to his case that include witness tampering and witness harassment.
X is being held without bond and will remain behind bars until his next court date. He is facing decades in prison if found guilty.
Read more on XXXTENTACION domestic violence case here.
Kodak Black Hits Nerve With JAY-Z Lyric Meme
Kodak Black fired the latest volley in the ongoing war between Hip Hop generations old and new, posting a meme that compared the lyrics to his song “Can I” to the hook of JAY-Z’s 1996 cut “Money, Cash, Clothes.”
“None Of Dat Hopscotch Shit,” he captioned on Instagram, triggering ’90s Hip Hop fans.
Read more about Kodak Black’s trolling here.
DXclusives: DJ Khaled, Uncle Murda & CunninLynguists
Watch DJ Khaled’s Smooth Cameo In Pitch Perfect 3
DJ Khaled steps into the world of Hollywood with his new role in Pitch Perfect 3. He essentially portrays himself as “The Headliner” in this exclusive clip released by HipHopDX.
Pitch Perfect 3 stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson and is set for its theatrical debut on December 22.
Uncle Murda Wants His Kids To Listen To K. Dot & J. Cole Over His Own Music
After Uncle Murda’s release of his new project Don’t Come Outside Vol. 1 last month, HipHopDX caught up with the G-Unit member to chat about the upcoming The Lenny Grant Story and whether Murda’s own children listen to his music.
“My oldest son yes, he listens to my music,” Murda says, “I’d rather he listen to Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole — but yes he listens to my music. My daughter listens to it a little bit but I tried to keep her all the way away from it … I am team Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole when it comes to the kids.”
CunninLynguists Discuss Their Music’s Evolution & Why Donald Trump Is “Disposable”
“I think Trump did [influence the direction],” Deacon explained. “Even though we wrote that before he was elected president, he was part of a movement that was a backlash to Obama being president. So, it’s more like it’d be better to say if Obama wasn’t elected president, we wouldn’t have made this record [laughs]. Trump was a whitelash to Obama as president and the whitelash required us to make the album in a way.”