HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Clipse’s old manager made a claim that most of their drug raps were about his life. Also, Eminem launched the viral #GodzillaChallenge on the social media platform Triller. Lastly, Tee Grizzley responded to Royce Da 5’9’s Breakfast Club interview, which discussed him discouraging Slim Shady from working with 300 Entertainment artist.

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Clipse’s Ex-Manager Discredits Most Of Their Drug Raps

Clipse‘s former manager Anthony “Geezy” Gonzalez spoke with DJ Vlad recently about his time working with Pusha T and No Malice.

According to Geezy, their raps were mostly about his life as he says Push was good at putting what he saw into lyrical form.

In a previous DJ Vlad interview, No Malice confirmed Pusha didn’t get into drug dealing until later on in life after leaving the military. They were the cousins of some well-respected men in the streets.

Drake also challenged the credibility of Pusha’s drug raps in his “Duppy Freestyle” diss.

“Man, you might’ve sold to college kids for Nike and Mercedes/But you act like you sold drugs for Escobar in the ’80s,” he spit.

Read more about Anthony “Geezy” Gonzalez discrediting the Clipse’s past here.

Eminem Launches Viral #GodzillaChallenge

Eminem hopped onto Triller this week and asked fans to participate in the #GodzillaChallenge by spitting the rapid-fire third verse from his song “Godzilla.”

Unsurprisingly, the challenge went viral with thousands of fans and participants. Bizzy Bone even joined in, and so did the legendary Biz Markie.

“yo biz!! U bodied this!,” Em tweeted in response to Biz getting in on the #GodzillaChallenge. “But this contest is 4 ameteurs only!! Ha!!”

Read more about Eminem’s #GodzillaChallenge here.

Tee Grizzley Responds To Royce Da 5’9

Tee Grizzley wasn’t too happy to find out Royce Da 5’9 advised Eminem to not work with him until he gets another big record.

Nickel Nine claims it was so Em wouldn’t get credit for him blowing up, but Tee doesn’t look at it that way.

“Bro, what type of shit is that?” he said. “You told this nigga wait. If anything that’ll help both of us. It gon’ make him look like a big homie in the city and it’s going to give me some more pull in this industry.”

Read more about Tee Grizzley and Eminem here.

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#DXclusives: G Herbo, Royce Da 5’9 & Posa

G Herbo Opens Up About Mental Health Therapy & ‘PTSD’

Ahead of G Herbo’s PTSD album release, the Chicago-bred rapper spoke with HipHopDX about how he deals with post-traumatic stress disorder.

“When the lawyer told me to go see the therapist, it was really just me embracing it,” he explained. “I think I was already aware of the issue, and why I even had to get arrested or have to carry a gun in the first place.”

Read the full G Herbo interview here.

Royce Da 5’9 Reveals Dr. Dre Gave Him & Eminem The Same Advice He Gave Kendrick Lamar

Royce Da 5’9 stopped by DX’s office to talk about The Allegory and during the conversation, the veteran lyricist detailed the time Dr. Dre gave him the same advice as Eminem — and later Kendrick Lamar — while visiting his house.

“The whole time, I just remember him going, ‘Now remember, money is easy to make, but it’s hard to keep. Let me show you this room…but don’t forget, money is easy to make but it’s hard to keep,'” Royce said. “Then we was sitting down…and Em is like finally comfortable.”

Check out more of the Royce Da 5’9 interview here.

Chuck D Says Flavor Flav Would Rather ‘Dance For His Money’ Than Get Behind Political Rally

Flavor Flav has taken issue with Public Enemy’s involvement in an upcoming Bernie Sanders rally, which provoked a strong response from fellow P.E. member Chuck D.

In an exclusive statement to DX, Chuck gave an ultimatum to his partner in rhyme.

“Flavor chooses to dance for his money and not do benevolent work like this,” he declared. “He has a year to get his act together and get himself straight or he’s out.”

Read more about the issues within Public Enemy regarding the Sanders rally here.