HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Cardi B was indicted by a grand jury. Also, Rick Ross released his new single “Act A Fool” featuring Wale. Lastly, 50 Cent demanded Biz Markie and Adrien Broner reconcile their debts with him.
Cardi B Indicted For Strip Club Brawl
A grand jury indicted Cardi B for her involvement in a strip club brawl that took place in New York last August.
Now, she’s facing several charges, including two counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment.
Read more about Cardi B’s case here.
Rick Ross Kicks Off “Port Of Miami 2” Campaign
Rick Ross released the Wale-assisted “Act A Fool,” which serves as the first single from his highly-anticipated album Port of Miami 2.
Though Port of Miami 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, the rollout for the long-awaited project has begun.
Listen to Rick Ross’ new single “Act A Fool” featuring Wale here.
50 Cent Is Collecting His Debts
50 Cent is still making attempts to collect his debts, setting his sights on Adrien Broner and Biz Markie.
Biz Markie paid up in food stamps, but Broner was ready to fight over it.
Read more about 50 Cent coming for his coins here.
#DXCLUSIVES: Sacha Jenkins, Psalm One & Prodigy
Director Sacha Jenkins Discusses “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men” & Interviewing Divine
Film director Sacha Jenkins spoke with HipHopDX about his work on the documentary series Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men and revealed how long it took to create.
“Well, the whole thing took about 18 months,” Jenkins told DX. “When you consider the amount of work and storytelling, that’s a pretty quick turnaround. I don’t remember specifically when we started, but it took us about 18 months to get it done. I had to be very strategic in how I made it happen, how we made it happen. Of course, there’s a scene in the theater where all the guys are together. It’s really difficult getting them all together, but I figured if I could pull it off at least one time, I’d be able to get a lot of material that would fill up the documentary.”
Read the full Sacha Jenkins interview here.
Psalm One On Escaping Domestic Violence To Emerge With “Flight Of The Wig” Album
Chicago’s Psalm One released her Flight Of The Wig LP through Bandcamp last month and shared her thoughts on how music is consumed in today’s streaming-obsessed society during a conversation with DX.
“From tapes to CDs to mp3s to streaming to what’s next? Music by injection?” she said with a laugh. “Sometimes you have to take a seat, and you usually have to accept that you don’t know everything. How I released music in 2001 is not how we do it now. Can’t be stuck in your ways.”
Read the full Psalm One interview here.
#ThrowbackThursdays: Mobb Deep MC Prodigy Passes Away In 2017
Mobb Deep’s Prodigy died on June 20, 2017. DX remembered his legacy for the latest installment of #ThrowbackThursdays.
Read more about Prodigy here.