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French Montana Fries Fan Who Said He Doesn’t Have Any Solo Tracks, Twitter Reacts

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Prince Williams / Getty French Montana has been releasing music since the mid-2000s and has emerged as one of the premier hitmakers of his era with over a handful of singles that are club staples to this day. On Twitter, a fan took a dig at the Macaroni Wit Da Cheese by saying he doesn’t have any songs without features, and the original Coke Boy shut the fan down. Playing on the popular Squid Game memes that have cropped up on social media, Twitter user @sticktalkz asked posed the question, “for the next game, you need to name FIVE French Montana songs without features” using a caption of the maskless figures who worked in the deadly facility. Related Stories As the tweet gained traction, the Morrocan rapper and Max B affiliate fired back with a lis...

Anti-Masker Gets 2-Pieced In The Face After Angry Tirade At Diner

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: @farleftkyle / Twitter Even with all the proof and research that shows that wearing a mask can actually help prevent the transmission of the Coronavirus, millions of Americans still refuse to have their “rights taken away” (thanks Trump). Anti-maskers have made it a habit to meltdown whenever asked to wear a mask whenever entering certain establishments, and there are consequences. Recently one anti-masker found out the hard way that people have grown tired of the anti-mask movement and their perceived privilege when he got punched out at a diner for railing against the mask mandate of the eatery. According to Raw Story the angry would-be customer threw a tirade at a staffer after being refused service for not complying with the mask policy and told her t...

Dave Chappelle Addresses ‘The Closer’ Backlash In Social Media Post

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Lester Cohen / Courtesy of Netflix Dave Chappelle has finally addressed the controversy stirred up by his jokes in his latest Netflix comedy special The Closer and reiterated his desire to meet with members of the community – with a couple of conditions. The five-minute Instagram clip features the comedian addressing the furor, which led LGBTQ+ employees and allies at Netflix to stage a walkout in protest of what they considered transphobic hate speech by the comedian and CEO Ted Sarandos’ initial handling of the situation. “It’s been said in the press that I was invited to speak to the transgender employees at Netflix, and I refused. That is not true,” Chappelle said at the outset in front of a live audience at a show of his reportedly taped in Louisvill...

Dave Chappelle Addresses ‘The Closer’ Backlash In Social Media Post

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Lester Cohen / Courtesy of Netflix Dave Chappelle has finally addressed the controversy stirred up by his jokes in his latest Netflix comedy special The Closer and reiterated his desire to meet with members of the community – with a couple of conditions. The five-minute Instagram clip features the comedian addressing the furor, which led LGBTQ+ employees and allies at Netflix to stage a walkout in protest of what they considered transphobic hate speech by the comedian and CEO Ted Sarandos’ initial handling of the situation. “It’s been said in the press that I was invited to speak to the transgender employees at Netflix, and I refused. That is not true,” Chappelle said at the outset in front of a live audience at a show of his reportedly taped in Louisvill...

Jay-Z, Jadakiss & Conway The Machine Tease “King Kong Riddim” Collab

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Rich Schultz / Getty This Friday (Oct. 29), we’re finally going to be going back to the cowboy era for the first time since Django set the Candyland plantation ablaze when The Harder They Fall hits movie theaters, and to get us even more amped for the film, Roc Nation gave us a sneak peak of a cut that’s going to be exclusive to the film’s soundtrack. Titled “King Kong Riddim,” the cut features three of Hip-Hop’s hardest rappers in Jay-Z, Jadakiss, and Conway The Machine and features Backroad Gee and in the snippet we can hear Jada and Jay drop the kind of bars you’d expect to hear from them during their block-huggin’ days. With Kiss rapping about being “wild boys/King Kong of the cowboys/you see the blood shed after you hear the the loud noise,” and Jay ...

21 Savage Hit With Legal Action Over FreakNik Birthday Bash

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Tim Mosenfelder / Getty A birthday party for 21 Savage has landed him in some legal trouble, causing the rapper to respond to a lawsuit filed by the holders of the FreakNik trademark against him. 21 Savage held his 29th birthday party last Friday (October 22) at a club in Atlanta, Georgia, which was dubbed “FreakNik 21.” After 9 Partners, the company that owns the rights to the FreakNik name, took to Twitter on Monday, October 25th to note the event by showing a clip of it and their intent to sue the “Knife Talk” rapper and his co-manager, Meezy, for not giving them credit. Related Stories “Saw @21savage and @megameezy #Freaknik21 last night at @underground_atlanta and looked like a super dope event. Sucks we gonna have to sue them when all we asked that ...

Loud & Wrong: Brooklyn Nets Lockdown Barclays Center After Protest In Support of Kyrie Irving Gets Rowdy

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Kevork Djansezian / Getty If Kyrie Irving needed any indication that he is on the wrong side of history regarding the COVID-19 vaccine mandates, what happened at the Barclays Center on Sunday (Oct.24) was it. Kyrie Irving was not in the building, nor has he seen an NBA court since the Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks announced that Irving would be benched because he refuses to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but his “supporters” were definitely on the scene. Related Stories Ahead of the Nets matchup with the Charlotte Hornets, a large group gathered outside the Barclays Center to protest New York City’s vaccine mandates demanding Irving be allowed to play. Per New York protocols, the all-star point guard is not allowed to play in Nets home games, with the org...

J Balvin Apologizes For Racist & Sexist Music Video “Perra”

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Gerardo Mora / Getty J Balvin is one of reggeaton’s most popular artists these days, but his latest video for the Tokischa-assisted “Perra” turned many of his fans off and garnered him much criticism as it featured a few Black women in some very degrading positions. Right on cue, he has apologized for the offensive music video. According to TMZ, J Balvin issued a public apology on his Instagram page for having Black women on leashes while on all fours with prosthetics to make them look like dog people. Related Stories “Not just that, but some of the Black people are in cages at certain points, Tokischa is depicted in a dog house throughout the video and eating from a bowl … and the most striking image is when J Balvin himself is walking a couple of Black ...

Twitter Debates The G.O.A.T. Hip-Hop Acts, Most Overrated & More

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Phongthorn Hiranlikhit / EyeEm / Getty If there is one discussion among Hip-Hop fans, naming the greatest of all time acts in the genre is sure to be one of the more heated ones. On Twitter, fans are doing just that in discussing who “The G.O.A.T.” Hip-Hop acts are, who is the most overrated, and more. XXL, which has a penchant for posing open-ended questions via its Twitter account, issued a tweet that asked the following questions: Favorite rapper of all time: Rapper I dislike: Rapper that grew on me: Most overrated rapper: Most underrated rapper: The G.O.A.T.: Comment/quote with your answers} Related Stories Of course, people are using this moment to air out grievances against rappers they’re not fond of, or even insert names into the debate that...

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen Speak About Being “Outsiders”

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty Former President Barack Obama hasn’t slowed down since his time in office, and now he has a new book coming out with rock music icon and longtime friend Bruce Springsteen based on their acclaimed podcast and shared bond as outsiders. The two were interviewed for a segment on CBS This Morning regarding the release of their book based on their podcast, Renegades: Born in The USA. Former President Obama stated that it was his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama who suggested that he should get to spend more time with the singer-songwriter as they had just struck up their friendship. “I said, ‘Well, why is that?’”,Obama recalls asking at the time. “She says, ‘You know, he understands all his failings and flaws as a man, and you don’t...

HHW Gaming: 343 Industries Unveils ‘Halo Infinite’s Campaign Trailer, Gamers Were Very Impressed

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: 343 Industries / HALO Infinite Halo Infinite is looking very promising. When 343 Industries first showed off Halo Infinite, it received heavy criticism from gamers. Xbox apologized for showing off a watered-down version of the highly anticipated game. 343 Industries managed to get back in the good graces of Halo fans thanks to great reactions following multiplayer technical previews. However, there were still worries about Halo Infinite’s campaign mode. Monday (Oct.25), 343 Industries dropped a roughly 6-minute trailer for Halo Infinite’s campaign, and it’s going to take the game in a new direction. As first revealed, Halo Infinite’s revamped campaign is more of an open-world adventure than a more linear story mode we have grown accustomed to i...

Drake Gifted Same Rolls-Royce He Used Fake It Til You Make It In [Video]

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Drake celebrated his birthday in signature fashion but was reminded about his early come up days. His manager gifted him the exact Rolls-Royce he used to rent to keep appearances. As spotted on Complex October’s Very Own turned up for his 35th birthday over the weekend. As expected there was a theme to the festivities as he and his guests were in full Narco mode. Champagne Papi was dressed as “Chico Amante,” which translates to “lover boy” in Spanish. The look included a Stetson hat, a tan fringe jacket and a bolo tie. Related Stories Naturally he was given some presents and the one from his manager Future The Prince took everyone by surprise; even his die-hard fans. His long-time friend and former DJ tracked down ...