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Lupe Fiasco Says Podcast With Royce Da 5’9 Is Over & Done With

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Mark Sagliocco / Getty Hip-Hop fans have been paying close attention to the growing tensions between Lupe Fiasco and Royce Da 5’9, despite the fact the pair co-hosted one of the most popular podcasts around. After hurling diss records at one another, Fiasco says that the podcast is over and done with and he doesn’t intend to pick up the slack elsewhere. As we’ve previously reported, the two world-class lyricists have thrown shots at one another stemming from a conversation between the pair, Mickey Factz, and RJ Payne, who both are stellar rappers as well. In the heated convo, Fiasco was playfully jabbing at Nickel Nine and things went left when Royce referred to Lupe as a “b*tch” and that he’d physically rough him up along with other choice words. Fiasco ...

LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Announces Launch of New Clothing Line “Hip-Hop Is Essential”

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Rock The Bells / RTB LL Cool J is taking his love of Hip-Hop and fashion to the next level with the announcement of his new clothing line, “Hip-Hop Is Essential.” Source: Rock The Bells / RTB Launching late last week, Rock The Bells, the global lifestyle brand dedicated to classic Hip-Hop created by LL Cool J, released its most expansive entry into the consumer products and apparel space with the launch of its “Hip-Hop is Essential” line. Described as an “elevated streetwear” brand, “Hip-Hop Is Essential” is “premium apparel” centered around the origins of Hip-Hop fashion. Pieces featured in the launch include: • Crewneck Hoodie: $85 • Short: $65 • Sweatpants: $75 • Unisex T-shirt: $40 • Women’s Cropped Tee: $35 • Women’s Cropped Tank: $35 Speaking on the...

The Cult of Kanye West Strikes Again, Only Because We Allow It

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Kevin Mazur / Getty Kanye West did it again and we all fell for it. Again. And we’re at the point now where we can’t blame Yeezy. We can only blame ourselves for allowing him a platform that he doesn’t deserve due to how he desecrated a community and betrayed a culture. Sounds a little heavy, right? Well, it should. The relationship between Kanye and his fans is an abusive one where the abused continues to defend their abuser with absurd undying love despite evidence proving that it isn’t reciprocal. This isn’t about the quality of his music. That’s subjective. This is more about what he’s done outside of his artistry over the past several years that has driven a wedge between the Hip-Hop community. No, not the fans of Pop music. The relationship between ...

Jim Jones, Dyce Payso & Shoota “Hip Hop,” Khalid “New Normal” & More | Daily Visuals 7.26.21

HipHopWired Featured Video On the low Jim Jones has been on his grizzly as of late dropping new visuals and guest features on the regular for the past few weeks, and over the weekend the Dip Set Capo has continued to put that work in for the streets. In his latest Dyce Payso and Shoota assisted visuals to “Hip Hop,” Jim Jones holds court at The Rucker with his crew in tow before hitting the block to pour out some bubbly for his fallen soldiers. On the R&B tip, Khalid returns to the game with a new clip in “New Normal” where the heartbroken artist wanders his technically advanced apartment and sings into the walls. That’s one way to do it. Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Boosie Badazz, Vado and more. JIM JONES,...

Rudeboy – Brokeland

Check out this brand new piece of music coming from Rudeboy – “Brokeland” out now.  Nigerian musician and songwriter Rudeboy (Paul Okoye) drops a brand new song titled “Brokeland“. The new tune is lifted off his brand new solo album “Rudykillus“. Rudeboy is a veteran Nigerian musician and former member of one of Africa’s most prestigious music duo PSquare. However, the members had squabbles that ultimately led to their split in 2017, then Peter and Paul have gone ahead with their solo careers dropping hit singles. A few months ago Peter dropped his debut album “The Prodigal” and right here Paul also delivers his debut solo album.  On the record “Brokeland“, Rudeboy brings on his very unique sound which we reckon from his PSquare days which we fell in love with. The track was prod...

Peace becomes first Head of House on BBNaija Season 6

Peace becomes the first Head of House on Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Shine Ya Eye Season 6.  Big Brother Naija is in full swing as housemates have begun competing against each other in the first Head of House task as Peace emerges winner. All 22 housemates this evening participated in the Head of House challenge, every housemate took their turn during the challenge as they competed to get the best points. The eventual winner of the Head of House was Peace who scored 16 points as she bested everyone. Maria came close with 15 points. Peace appointed Yousef as the Deputy Head of House. For this week, Peace and Yousef will escape nominations for possible evictions. Peace wins the HoH games, becomes #BBNaija season 6 first HoH. — Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) July 26, 2021 You Deserve to Ma...

Rudeboy – Something Must Kill a Man

Check out this brand new piece of music coming from Rudeboy – “Something Must Kill a Man” out now.  Nigerian musician and songwriter Rudeboy (Paul Okoye) drops a brand new song titled “Something Must Kill a Man“. The new tune is lifted off his brand new solo album “Rudykillus“. Rudeboy is a veteran Nigerian musician and former member of one of Africa’s most prestigious music duo PSquare. However, the members had squabbles that ultimately led to their split in 2017, then Peter and Paul have gone ahead with their solo careers dropping hit singles. A few months ago Peter dropped his debut album “The Prodigal” and right here Paul also delivers his debut solo album.  On the record “Something Must Kill a Man“, Rudeboy brings on his very unique sound which we reckon from his PSquare day...

Rudeboy – Ihe Neme

Check out this brand new piece of music coming from Rudeboy – “Ihe Neme” out now.  Nigerian musician and songwriter Rudeboy (Paul Okoye) drops a brand new song titled “Ihe Neme“. The new tune is lifted off his brand new solo album “Rudykillus“. Rudeboy is a veteran Nigerian musician and former member of one of Africa’s most prestigious music duo PSquare. However, the members had squabbles that ultimately led to their split in 2017, then Peter and Paul have gone ahead with their solo careers dropping hit singles. A few months ago Peter dropped his debut album “The Prodigal” and right here Paul also delivers his debut solo album.  On the record “Ihe Neme“, Rudeboy brings on his very unique sound which we reckon from his PSquare days which we fell in love with. The track was produce...

Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Is Cancer Free After Undergoing Total Gastrectomy

Exodus drummer Tom Hunting recently underwent a total gastrectomy (removal of the stomach), and it appears the surgery was a success. The veteran thrash musician is now cancer free, according to a post on bandmate Gary Holt’s Instagram account. Earlier this month, Hunting announced that he would be undergoing the procedure in his effort to battle squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. A total gastrectomy removes the entire stomach and parts of any neighboring organs affected by the cancer. The end of the esophagus is then attached to the small intestine to allow for digestion. While he must recover and adjust to his new digestive system, the message posted on Holt’s Instagram offers an encouraging outlook: “Tom has been home for around a week now, is doing very well despite the pain, is e...

Britney Spears Files to Have Her Father Removed From Conservatorship

After being granted the right to hire her own lawyer earlier this month, Britney Spears is ramping up her efforts to end her conservatorship: On Monday, the singer’s new lawyer filed to have Spears’ father removed from the 13-year conservatorship, the New York Times reports. The petition was filed in Los Angeles probate court by Mathew S. Rosengart, a well-known Hollywood lawyer who recently took over to represent Britney in the ongoing #FreeBritney case. According to the Times, the filing also requests that Jason Rubin, a certified public accountant in California, be named the new conservator of Britney’s estate. Advertisement Related Video Declarations from Britney’s mother, Lynne, and the conservator of her person, Jodi Montgomery, are attached in support of Britney’s petition, accordin...

Lil Uzi Vert Appears to Have Re-Implanted His $24 Million Forehead Diamond

Lil Uzi Vert’s corporeal form is once again worth more money than the average American can fathom. After removing it last month, the rapper appears to have re-implanted a $24 million diamond into his head. Fans noticed Uzi was back to sporting the diamond at Rolling Loud Miami over the weekend, along with a fresh tattoo on his tongue. Talk about rocks for brains. In February, the Philadelphia rapper first debuted the pink Elliot Eliantte diamond that he’d gotten placed right in the center of his forehead. Uzi claimed the diamond was “10 almost 11 carats,” with a spokesperson for Elliot Eliantte saying the implant was, safety-wise, comparable to more everyday body modifications. But of course, even the most standard piercings are prone to infection if not properly cared for; In June, the Et...

R.I.P. Mike Howe, Metal Church Singer Dies at 55

Mike Howe, lead singer of the veteran band Metal Church, has died at the age of 55. No cause of death has been reported, but the band announced his passing via Facebook on Monday evening (July 26th). “It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music. Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka, California,” reads the band’s statement. “We are devastated and at a loss for words. Please respect our privacy and the Howe family’s privacy during this most difficult time.” The band formed in 1980 in the Bay Area as Shrapnel, impacting the thrash metal scene that was about to explode a couple years later. They moved to Aberdeen, Washington, early in their career and changed their name to Metal Church in 1...