It’s no secret, the trash talk being exchanged between the two rappers has been all over the Internet, as they each are trying to get the other to meet them in the battle ring.
However, Cassidy doesn’t feel as though Meek is really trying to face off against him, but rather put on a front for his fans and elevate his stardom through all of the hype.
Cassidy explained how the talk about them potentially battling one another originated, and is certain that if he and Meek ever do face off, he is confident in his ability to put Meek in a lyrical body bag. As Cassidy said it, anyone in the industry would be dumb if they actually tried to battle him.
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A$AP Rocky has yet to drop his debut album as of yet, but the young Harlem rapper has already developed quite the buzz during his short career. Appearing on the cover of Complex Magazine (for the second time), Rocky spoke about a number of topics. Topics discussed in the sit down included fashion, the culture of Hip Hop changing, and how kids look up to him and try to mimic his style.
But what was probably the most interesting part of the interview was when the conversation shifted towards Kanye West. With fashion being one of Rocky’s favorite things and Kanye falling under the same category, A$AP feels that he’s certainly influenced the “Louis Vuitton Don” in one way or another.
“Of course. That’s obvious,” A$AP said when asked if he thinks his influence has reached people like Kanye West.
“We’re all in the same circle. He’s way richer than me, but of course he’s influenced by me. C’mon, bro. I made waxed denim cool in hip-hop. F***ing waxed denim and rips in jeans. Nobody else did that. I don’t give a f***. I didn’t know what I was doing. These jeans are Balmain, and I wear them with a Supreme jacket. Of course I’m influencing.”
What are your thoughts on Rocky’s comments?
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Game is down to square off and throw hands with almost anybody, it seems. After Gucci Mane sent out a mass challenge for any rapper to fight him in a boxing match, Game eagerly responded to the offer to step into the ring by telling Gucci that he’d fight him if they put up money towards various charities. He also got at Shyne, most likely over the Kendrick Lamar drama, and told him that he would “beat him da f*ck up.” All of this was said on Twitter.
Check out Game’s combat ready tweets above.
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Natina Reed, member of the R&B group Blaque and star of the 2000 cheerleading flick Bring It On, has died at age 32 after being struck by a car near Atlanta, E! News has confirmed.
According to a press release sent from the Gwinnett (Ga.) Police Department to E! News, police received a call of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. “The driver of the vehicle contacted 911 to request assistance,” the press release states. “Natina Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center at 10:59 p.m. E.S.T.”
“Preliminary information indicates that Reed was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck,” the release continues. Though the investigation is ongoing, the release states that the driver “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending.”
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Reed was a protege of TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who herself died in an car accident in 2002. Reed is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, whose father is the rapper Kurupt. Sunday would have been her 33rd birthday.
Fellow Blacque members Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe issued a joint statment today:
“We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed. Because of the enormous support of Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially reunited this fall and we were in the process of working on a new album and a reality show. Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere. Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend. We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina’s family. She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt. We thank God for the experiences we shared.”
Twitter has also been teeming with tributes to Reed.
“Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same….she was my sister,” tweeted her bandmate Williams.
“#RIP #Sad #BringItOn,” her Bring It On costar Gabrielle Union added.
Questlove of The Roots offered, “man. in eerie Left Eye fashion….rip to Blaque’s Natina Reed,” also posting a link to a Blaque video.
Our hearts go out to her family…
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Lil Wayne was just released from the Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana after suffering his second seizure in just 24 hours. During a flight from Texas to Los Angeles, Lil Wayne allegedly began convulsing, and the flight was immediately re-routed to Louisiana.
Wayne had been admitted to a Texas hospital on Thursday night after his initial seizure, but was released hours later, with his rep claiming he was just suffering from dehydration and migraines. But when Wayne was back on the plane, headed to Louisiana, he suffered a second attack and was admitted to a hospital in Louisiana.
TMZ obtained photos of Wayne leaving the hospital on Friday evening and getting into an awaiting SUV.
Source: TMZ, VladTV
Our prayers go out to him.
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Famed rapper Shyne shares his thoughts on Game weighing in on his critique of Kendrick Lamar’s new album, which Shyne insists was “nothing personal. Shyne reveals that he’s disappointed in Game’s public response to the situation, and wishes that he would’ve talked to him in private instead of on Twitter, given their long history. Shyne also reveals whether he’ll ever work with Game in the future after this incident.
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Rising rapper Angel Haze releases her new mixtape Classick today and one song in particular is drawing a lot of attention because of its raw honesty and emotional power. On the song “Cleanin’ Out My Closet,” which borrows the beat from Eminem’s song of the same name, Haze reveals in detail how she was sexually abused for years beginning at the age of seven.
“This might get a little personal, a lot, actually,” Haze says in a disclaimer at the beginning of the song. “Parental discretion is advised.”
Over the track’s four and a half minutes, Haze describes being raped in a basement and in her own bed by an unnamed predator who went on to make a habit out of the sexual assaults. She explains myriad unsettling physical and psychological effects that the attacks had on her, including thoughts of suicide, anorexia and even her attraction to women.
In an interview yesterday with The New York Times, Haze said that the song was the most difficult she had ever written.
“This is one of the most honest songs I have ever done in my entire life, and I was extremely nervous to put it out because of that,” she said. “I’m anxious, because I don’t know what the response is going to be. I don’t know how crazy it’s going to sound. I literally bared my soul there. So it’s a giant step for me, and hopefully it helps a lot of people.”
Haze said she made the song both to exorcise some of her own personal demons as well as to inspire others who have been through difficult circumstances.
“My ultimate goal was to let go of all of it, the things that kind of haunt me in a way,” she said. “I know it’s important in music to be honest with who you are, because this world is so full of lost kids who go through the same thing I went through, whose end result is ultimately suicide or drugs. And they don’t know they are strong enough to get through it. They don’t have an example. Too many people are afraid to say, ‘This happened to me and look what I did with it.'”
You can listen to “Cleanin’ out My Closet” here. Classick is scheduled for release later today.
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