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Will Dej Loaf Replace Lil Durk With This R&B Singer?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 1:55pm

(AllHipHop Rumors) Well two of your favorite rappers are newly single for anyone interested.

Lil Durk and Dej Loaf recently announced that they are no longer dating. Many doubted that their relationship was even real in the first place.

Lesbian rumors have plagued Dej, Durk likes his girlsssss, and it was believed that the relationship was simply a publicity stunt.

Well there seems to be one person excited about the split, R&B singer Jacquees. Jacquees posted a subliminal tweet seeming to express excitement that someone was in fact single! We wonder will Dej give in!

Well fellas if you’ve ever wanted Dej, it’s time to shoot your shot!

oooooh so ya Single? Bet.

— Jacquees (@Jacquees) December 5, 2016

Busta Rhymes, John Legend, Jodeci & More To Appear On ‘Showtime At The Apollo’ TV Special (PHOTOS)

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 1:04pm

(AllHipHop News) Tonight (December 5) Showtime At The Apollo returns as a 2-hour television special.

The iconic show will have performances by Busta Rhymes, John Legend, Jodeci, Doug E. Fresh, Flo Rida, Bell Biv DeVoe, En Vogue, and Chaka Khan.

Steve Harvey serves as host for the revived program which will include the world-famous Apollo Amateur Night competition.

The pre-taped event also features comedians Mike Epps and Jay Pharoah.

Showtime At The Apollo airs December 5 at 8 pm ET on Fox.

Photos via THAurban

Chance the Rapper Has Fans Choose His “Saturday Night Live” Setlist

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:06pm

(AllHipHop News) Chance the Rapper asked his fans to choose his setlist for his upcoming performance on “Saturday Night Live.”

The Chicago hip hop star is returning to the show almost a year to the day since his last appearance, and has reached out to his fans and followers on Twitter for help picking two songs from his latest album, Coloring Book.

“I’ve been trying to perform EVERY song from Coloring Book on television once,” Chance wrote on the social media site. “I’ve done 5 so far. What do you want to see me do on #SNL?”

The rapper has so far performed “Angels” on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” “Blessings” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Summer Friends” on “Good Morning America.”

It was recently announced he would be the musical guest, alongside host Casey Affleck, on the final “Saturday Night Live” on December 17.

Chance last performed on the show almost exactly a year ago on December 12, 2015. It’s been a busy week for the rapper, as he performed at the White House on Thursday (December 1) at President Barack Obama’s final National Christmas Tree Lighting.

Chance gave a rousing rendition of his track “Sunday Candy” as he helped celebrate the annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree with the president, a fellow Chicago native, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha.

Sasha was even spotted singing along to Chance’s track at the festivities.

Chance has known the outgoing president since his father was a state director for Obama when he was a senator in Illinois.

“I first met Chance when he was 8 years old, and so we’ve been family for a while,” the president recently revealed. Other performers at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C., which was hosted by Eva Longoria, included Kelly Clarkson, folk band The Lumineers, and country star Garth Brooks.

O.N.I.F.C. 4 Year Anniversary – Wiz Khalifa

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:49am

Here is some unreleased music by Wiz Khalifa, to celebrate the four-year anniversary of “O.N.I.F.C.”

Iggy Azalea – “Sexy” Featuring French Montana

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:02am

Iggy Azalea landed a feature from her new boy toy, French Montana.

Check out “Sexy.”

Drake Says “Talk Is Cheap”

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:57am

G-Herbo Clowns Lil Uzi Vert!

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:37am

(AllHipHop Rumors) I am not sure what is going on here, but people are saying this is G-Herbo making fun of Lil Uzi Vert. Now, consider it shots fired even if I don’t know what’s going on. I can’t keep up sometimes. But this is what they are saying. I think Herbo was just the one recording the deed. Let me know if I am wrong. Check it out.

G Herbo Clowns Lil Uzi Vert On The Way He Performs pic.twitter.com/xAsEXNDuEJ

— Global (@VinePhilly) December 4, 2016

Lil Uzi like, “You got that.”

AHH Stray News: Snoop Snaps On Colin Kaepernick, Kurtis Blow Is Back, Mos Def Returns

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:05pm

Rapper Snoop Dogg had some stern words for Colin Kaepernick, after the outspoken quarterback for The San Francisco 49ers. Last week, Kaepernick seemed to support Castro in an answer to a question about why he wore a shirt with a picture of the deceased Cuban dictator in August. Snoop called Kaepernick a hypocrite for his support of Fidel Castro. Snoop appeared on Sports 1’s “Undisputed” show and when asked about Kaepernick and his views on Castro, the rap star did not hold back. “He’s sort of kind of hypocritical in so many words because he’s pushing this, but at the same time he’s giving credit for this and this is the same abuse that [Cubans] been taking” the rapper said. “So it makes you hypocritical to be able to speak on this topic and that topic.”

 

Rap legend Kurtis Blow will return to the stage in a major way, as part of a 23-city North American tour of “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.” Kurtis Blow is part of the cast of the play, which is set to Tchaikovsky’s music. The play kicked off last night (December 3) at United Palace and NJPAC, in New Jersey. Kurtis opens the show in select cities, and does a short set before the play kicks off. Kurtis Blow, who’s first single “Christmas Rappin” was the first Hip-Hop single to be released on a major label, has recovered after suffering a heart attack last month.

 

Rapper Mos Def made his first major appearance in the United States over the weekend, since being deported from South Africa, after a battle with the government over his “World Passport.” The rapper was spotted at the Surf Lodge Bungalow at the W Hotel during Miami’s annual Art Basel festival. Other guests included Rosario Dawson, Gucci Mane and Courtney Love.

Will Smith Shoots Down “Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reboot

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 6:05pm

(AllHipHop News) Will Smith has no plans to return to the rumored reboot of his hit TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

The 48-year-old cemented his acting career in the hugely successful 90s U.S. sitcom, in which he starred as street-smart teenager Will, who moves from his home in Philadelphia to live with his aunt and uncle in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air.

The show, which began in 1990, ended six years later with Will off to Hollywood to carve out a lucrative career in movies, landing roles in “Bad Boys” opposite Martin Lawrence, and the sci-fi smash “Independence Day” with Jeff Goldblum.

However, there have been rumors swirling that the popular 90s sitcom, which also starred Alfonso Ribeiro and Tatyana Ali, is the next in line to be rebooted for a new generation.

When asked about the possibility of the Fresh Prince returning, Will was quick to rule himself out.

“I’m not doing it,” he told Entertainment Tonight, while hinting he might have a problem with somebody else reprising his iconic role. “If somebody wanted to, I would probably let them, but I have no intention,” he added.

He later pointed out that the 90s seemed to be the “perfect time period” for the Fresh Prince, and isn’t sure how a reboot would play out more than 20 years later.

However, Will had fond memories of his time on the show, but revealed his co-stars might have got a bit tired of him.

“Now, I’m bouncy. Back then, I’m sure I was quite irritating,” Will laughed.

Will also explained his key to looking just as young as he did 20 years ago, at the height of his Fresh Prince fame.

“There’s a natural silliness that I gravitate to, so I think more than looking the same, I think energetically there’s a fun and a zeal and a joy that I embody that gives that impression,” he said. “I really enjoy what I do. I have fun every day in my life.”

 

 

 

The Dakota Access Pipeline Will Not Pass Through Standing Rock Reservation

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:20pm

(AllHipHop News) The Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has denied a permit that would allow the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River that crosses into sacred burial sites.

The statement was made on Sunday by Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works. She said they would seek other routes for the pipeline. “Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do. The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing,” Darcy said.

Darcy also stated that future plans would include community involvement.

The Obama administration had previously blocked construction  the DAPL in September and, later revealed, that they were considering other routes. Still, Monday December 5th marked the date that protesters, who called themselves protectors, were ordered to vacate the premises. Protectors and tribal officials made an impassioned plea stressing that the drinking water of millions would be polluted and the pipeline would desecrate sacred grounds.

Queen YoNasda, an activist, told AllHipHop that she was ecstatic about the breaking news development.

“I have never been so excited about something since the birth of my sons! This just goes to show what unity can do to make a change. This government and these corporations have been stealing native lands for centuries and because of the resilience of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe , the people of Sitting Bull stood up and said ‘No More!’ she said. “It gave the rest of Indigenous nations hope and strength that yes we can stand against this snake. I pray this is a rippling affect to the rest of the Native lands-like the Oak Flats, Menominee River, the lands in Hawaii and others. I pray that the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the entire Sioux Nation is now compensated to the other wrongdoings they have done to my people. So today is the first victory of many more victories to come. Our time is now! Our voice has been heard and I pray that we remain that way. We are not extinct!”

AllHipHop has previously talked to protectors of the land and they were on the forefront of the movement.

Charles Hamilton Teams With ManKind To Create Album Inspired By Sega Genesis

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:05pm

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Charles Hamilton has returned as a producer, assisting ManKind members SciryL and !LLumiN@TE on this new album 8-Bit Genesis.

The entire album was inspired by the rudimentary sounds of the Sega Genesis game console, to craft an album that’s billed as a “love story narrative that incorporates video game characters and messages about faith.”

Each one of the songs on 8-Bit Genesis are named after the titles of popular 1990s video games like “Mortal Kombat,” “Tomb Raider,” and “Double Dragons.”

“Once we came up with the title, we decided to use religion and video games as the backdrop for a love story,” !LLumiN@TE told AllHipHop.com. “The project is also a metaphor for ManKind’s relationship with God as we often choose to look externally for things that can only truly be found internally.”

Charles Hamilton and ManKind also teamed with music video generator startup MVGEN to create a visual album for the new album.

ManKind and Charles Hamilton: 8-Bit Genesis tracklisting:

Pilot Wings [The Fall]

Tomb Raider [The Ledge]

Coins and Rings (ft. REG)

Mega Man (ft. Charles Hamilton)

Double Dragons Streets of Rage Contra (ft. The I.S.A)

Mortal Kombat (ft. Yung Nate)

Zelda [Missing Link] (ft. Ari Jay)

Lara Croft [UnHoly Matrimony]

Final Fantasy

Special Move (ft. diaz!)

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