HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Kanye West finally delivered his Jesus Is King album in all its glory. Also, Nicki Minaj got married and Angela Yee unfollowed The Breakfast Club co-host Charlamagne Tha God on Instagram following his interview with Gucci Mane.
Kanye West Drops Jesus Is King
The project contains 11 religious vibes featuring guest appearances from Clipse, Kenny G and Ty Dolla $ign. But the release wasn’t smooth as the LP didn’t arrive at midnight like most albums.
Due to the mixes on a few songs needing to be fixed, the album showed up hours later on Friday morning.
Stream Kanye West’s Jesus Is King here.
Nicki Minaj Gets Married
Nicki Minaj now goes by Onika Maraj-Petty.
In an Instagram post, the Black Barbie revealed her new legal name as she and fiancé Kenneth Petty officially tied the knot on Monday (October 21).
Although the two are married, they’re still waiting to have proper ceremony. Nicki is reportedly planning two weddings, according to TMZ.
Read more about Nicki Minaj getting married here.
Angela Yee Unfollows Charlamagne Tha God After Gucci Mane Interview
Earlier this month, Gucci Mane claimed The Breakfast Club hosts Angela Yee and DJ Envy banned him from the show despite the two radio personalities — as well as Charlamagne Tha God — confirming otherwise.
Since the alleged ban, Guwop pointed out an old interview on the show in which he called out Yee for attempting to sleep with him in the past. Yee insisted there was no ban but did admit she wanted a public apology because she doesn’t trust him.
Amid this drama, Charlamagne took the opportunity to interview Gucci on his own platform where Guwop threatened to “slap” Envy and doubled down on his claim of Yee trying to get with him.
Since the interview, Yee has unfollowed her co-host Charlamagne on Instagram.
Read more about turmoil at The Breakfast Club here.
– Travis Thompson — Reckless Endangerment
– Wale — Wow… That’s Crazy
– Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, & Young Roddy — Plan Of Attack
– Black Moon — Rise Of Da Moon
– Gucci Mane — Woptober II
– G-Eazy — Scary Nights
#DXclusives: Krizz Kaliko, AZ & Goodie Mob
Krizz Kaliko Explains Decision To Stay With Strange Music: “It’s More Than Business”
Strange Music fans were recently saddened by the news that Krizz Kaliko would be leaving the label. During what was expected to be the last time Tech N9ne and Krizz would hit the stage together at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, Krizz surprised fans once again by announcing he actually decided to stay with his longtime label home.
“I never seen [Strange Music CEO Travis O’Guin] cry like that,” Krizz told HipHopDX backstage. “I knew it was going tear everybody’s ass up — not that I tried to do it. I knew that’s what was going to happen. I know how emotional I’ve been about it. I’ve been bawling for two weeks straight.”
Read the full Krizz Kaliko interview here.
AZ Talks “Doe Or Die” Anniversary Tees, “Illmatic” Impact & Ending His Music Hiatus
AZ spoke with DX following the 24th anniversary of his Doe or Die LP and revealed the lineup he has working on the album’s long-awaited sequel.
“Well, what I can say is I do have Buckwild on it,” AZ said. “I have Baby Paul. He’s with Da Beatminerz. He did a lot of it. He actually did the record [“The Essence”] that I got nominated for the Grammy with me and Nas. He’s been around for a while. Rockwilder. I got Bink. And the fact that I’m putting out first quarter, I’m still working. We just got a [DJ] Premier beat.”
Read the entire AZ interview here.
Goodie Mob Discuss New Music & Enduring Legacy Of Dungeon Family
DX caught up with Goodie Mob to talk about the Dungeon Family’s impact on the youth in an exclusive interview.
“I think we’ve done a hell of a job, a hell of a job with teaching the kids to be yourself,” Big Gipp said. “You don’t have to be anybody but yourself.”
T-Mo added, “Maybe we taught them the fundamentals but they taught themselves the function. Look at all of the technological advancements that have come about in their time. You know what I’m saying? So they’re understanding is immediate.”
Read the full Goodie Mob interview here.