The Marathon Cultivation will be having a grand opening for it’s first official The Marathon Collective flagship dispensary on Saturday, June 18th
On Friday, a video surfaced online of someone recording Capo rapping to a hanging microphone on what appeared to be a New York City sidewalk. Viewers can hear Jones drop a few bars that many think he’s directing at King Push.
“The only beef you know n***a is Arby’s or the Big Mac/When we drive through, we drive-by in the car with the big macs./That last shit you dropped was garbage take that shit back,” Jim rapped in the video.
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GRAMMY® Award-winning and Young Stoner Life Records Founder Young Thug links up with Hip-Hop heavyweight Drake for new single ‘Oh U Went’!
With Metro Boomin handling the production alongside BoogzDaBeast and FNZ, Drizzy and Thugger deliver bubbly and soulful bars. Thugger takes the lead on the record, delivering smooth flows with the elasticity of his voice and detailing his wealthy lifestyle. However, it’s Drake that comes through with a stand-out verse filled with opulent flexes and effortless wordplay!
The new tracks also comes with the drop of BUSINESS IS BUSINESS which boasts collaborations with 21 Savage, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott and more. A thought-provoking image of Thug in court serves as the artwork for the album.
“Tried” is Ashleigh’s first single release of 2022, which captures the essence of UK Afro-Swing. The single shows the Zimbabwean native’s bold lyricism and instrumentation to tell a bittersweet story of love and romance, while showcasing her rich vocal and candid lyricism. She continues to set the rules that define her, while embracing and cultivating the influence of like-minded artists such as Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Beyonce and Etta James. With her elegant rockstar vibe, this girl is here to prove that she means business!
A star rocking with elegance; Ashleigh Bankx is a breath of fresh air to the UK music scene. Emerging with her creative vision, she possesses an artistic flare that draws from a range of eclectic musical styles. Her songwriting abilities and vocal tonality distinguish her as an authentic performer with a story to share with the world. She has previously been supported by the likes of GRM Daily, Grunge Cake, Trench + more!
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FRENCH MONTANA – turns up the heat with the Long-Awaited, Highly Anticipated release of (CB5) C.O.K.E. Boys 5 (Creation of Kings Everywhere) features all-star line-up – Pop Smoke, Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, Lil Durk, Jack Harlow, NBA Youngboy, A$AP Rocky, Chinx, Curren$y, Lil Mosey, LGP Qua, Max B, Rafi Malice, and Zak.
Track-list Below –
1. ‘Too Late’ (feat. Jim Jones)
2. ‘Brothers’ (feat. Lil Durk)
3. ‘Double G’ (feat. Pop Smoke)
4. ‘Hot Boy Bling’ (feat. Jack Harlow & Lil Durk)
6. ‘Could It Be’ (feat. Chinx)
7. ‘Paradise’ (feat. Rafi Malice& Max B)
8. ‘So Real’ (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
9. ‘Wave Blues’ (feat. Benny The Butcher)
10. ‘Yes Sir’ (feat. Lil Durk)
11. ‘I Know’ (feat. Chinx)
12. ‘Phenomenon’ (feat. Max B)
13. ‘Corner’ (feat. Zak & A$AP Rocky)
14. ‘Straight For The Bag’ (feat. LGP QUA)
15. ‘How We Doin It’ (feat. Lil Mosey)
16. ‘You Deserve An Oscar’
17. ‘In The Sun, Pt.2’ (ft. Curren$y)
18. ‘Who Dat’
19. ‘Big Gap’
On a chilly rainy Wednesday evening, my phone rings, and its Mr Karl Ryan on the screen, I answer the phone and he’s asking me “Why is Chip sending for Stormzy?”. Totally side tracked by the question being asked, I proceeded to explain the bars Chip delivered in Waze, which would have started the beef, and Stormzy sort of responded in “I dunno”. Karl then tells me that Chip has released 2 diss tracks on GRM Daily, so straight away the call is ended, and I’m on GRM watching “Killer MC”.
Killer MC comes with that fast pace, 140bpm energy which Chip dominates always, no intro, no build up, just straight to the lyrical bars. As I’m watching the video, taking in the lyrics and visuals, its clear that this isn’t a usual diss track and video from Chip, this people, is a very clear message to Stormzy.
In the still shot from the video, Chip shows the body bags of Tinie, Bugzy, Saskilla, Big Narstie, Devilman, and Yungen, and now Chip is glad to add Stormzy to the body bags, with ease. I can appreciate the mics on fire from the lyrics he is spitting, it all makes perfect sense visually. Now the question in my head as i’m watching this, is why has Chip snapped?
Time to press play on Flowers, and now we are back to a very familiar setting for Chip when he is burying MCs. we are at the Shell petrol station, oh sh!t is all I’m thinking. The beat starts, and straight away, its a recognisable hard hitting, hip hop drum pattern. which makes me know it’s a Dready beat. Now, it’s a death by lyrics, and beats type of track incoming.
Dready doesn’t make soft beats, so my head is bopping straight away, and then Chip enters explaining now why he is going for Stormzy’s neck. It’s clear that Waze got to him, and wanted to pull up on Chip at his home with 2 cars full of goons, now this could have gone a different way, back in June when he actually did this, I don’t need to spell it out for you, Chip does this in Flowers very clearly.
Now, the whole industry woken up, the fans have been excited, and we are waiting patiently for Stormzy to respond. Will he deliver a 24 hour, 2 for 2 reply to Chip, or will it be subliminal lyrical shots of future features with heavyweight artists again? We can only wait and see.
Another disappointment from 2020, Bobby Shmurda‘s early release has been denied. Originally set around mid-August, Shmurda’s parole hearing was pushed back by a month.
There were high hopes for the rapper’s release from his affiliates and those close to him — even his mother claimed that it would be his last birthday spent in jail — but the rapper will remain behind bars until he finishes serving his maximum seven-year sentence: December 2021.
“Following his Sept. 15, 2020, interview with the Board of Parole, Ackquille Pollard was denied release and given a hold until the maximum expiration of his sentence on December 11, 2021,” stated a spokesperson from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
According to sources, Bobby had over ten violations of drug possession, fighting and owning a weapon, among other offenses, while in jail — possible factors which may have led the parole board to reject Bobby’s early release.
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Forbes has shared its annual list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts for 2019. Topping this year’s list for the first time in his career is Kanye West with a pretax income of $150 million USD, hugely thanks to YEEZY’s expected $1.5 billion USD sales grab. He jumps from last year’s No. 10 spot to outrank JAY-Z, 2018’s top earner, who steps down to No. 2 with $81 million USD.
Coming at No. 3 is Drake, moving up one spot with $75 million USD. He’s followed by Diddy who falls from last year’s No. 2 to No. 4 with $70 million USD, succeeded by Travis Scott at No. 5 whose $58 million USD kicks him up from 2018’s No. 15 spot. Eminem also climbs an impressive seven spots to No. 6 with $50 million USD, just above DJ Khaled’s $40 million USD and Kendrick Lamar’s $38.5 million USD. Rounding out this year’s top 10 are trap trio Migos with $36 million USD at No. 9 and Childish Gambino at No. 10 with $35 million USD.
Take a look at the full list below.
Forbes Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts of 2019
1. Kanye West ($150 million)
2. Jay-Z ($81 million)
3. Drake ($75 million)
4. Diddy ($70 million)
5. Travis Scott ($58 million)
6. Eminem ($50 million)
7. DJ Khaled ($40 million)
8. Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)
9. Migos ($36 million)
10. Childish Gambino ($35 million)
11. J. Cole ($31 million)
12. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)
13. Cardi B ($28 million)
14. Swizz Beatz ($23 million)
15. Meek Mill ($21 million)
16. Birdman ($20 million)
17. Future ($19.5 million)
18. Nas ($19 million)
19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)
20. Pitbull ($18 million)
Margot Robbie took to Instagram to reveal the official poster for Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and finally announce its release date.
The visuals feature a dizzy Harley Quinn in front of miniature versions of herself and the rest of Birds of Prey’s characters. The image may convey cartoonish imagery of a character seeing birds fly around their head after getting hit, or it may just be a representation of Quinn’s crazy mind. Speaking of, the character also has the phrase “mind over mayhem” written on her neck.
Either way, the upcoming DC Comics film will star Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. According to IMDB, the synopsis reads: After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Birds of Prey will hit theaters February 7, 2020.
Lil Baby has dropped yet another collaborative track, this time with Future in the form of “Out The Mud.” The ambitious partnership follows Future’s interview from January with Big Boy, wherein the older rapper tagged Baby and Gunna two of hip-hop’s current GOATs. “I already did what I did. I done been the Trap GOAT. I’m solidified. But right now, they them dudes. They the next dudes to get the new deal, the new money, the new this, the new that,” he praised of the youngins. With flows that fuse almost perfectly above the Quay Global-produced beat, “Out The Mud” turns into the meeting and understanding of the trap’s different phases.
Stream Lil Baby and Future’s “Out The Mud” on Spotify and Apple Music
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You’ll be able to save Muggles from rogue magical creatures and misbehaving objects from today in the UK.
Niantic will finally start rolling out Harry Potter: Wizards Unite on June 21st. The company has announced the much-awaited mobile game’s launch date outside Universal Studios’ Wizarding World, telling attendees that it plans to hold events for it similar to Pokémon Go Fests.
While the game will only come out in the US and the UK on Friday 21st June, it’s just the beginning of its worldwide launch. Niantic plans to make it available in more regions in the future and promises to release more info when it goes live in other locations.
Harry Potter fans in Australia and New Zealand had the chance to take the beta version of the game for a spin when Niantic chose the regions as its testing grounds in May.
Just like Pokémon Go, it’s a location-based AR game, so you’ll have to walk around and capture magical creatures and objects that escaped the wizarding world after the “Calamity” as a member of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force.
Two years after its initial announcement, Rick Ross has finally dropped off “Act a Fool,” a first taste of the highly-anticipated album Port of Miami II. Assisted by “Gemini (2 Sides)” rapper Wale, the track contains an undeniable callback to 2006’s Port of Miami, but modernized to fit current soundscape of hip-hop. Rozay’s flow is strong as ever, kicking off the chorus with a laidback yet confident bar: “20 billboards in the city, who the f**k is you?” Basing off the record’s debut single, the Florida native is definitely making it seem like the two-year delay was more than worth it.
Stream Rick Ross’ “Act a Fool” featuring Wale on Apple Music.
This week, for Women Crush Wednesday, we have to celebrate our friend Lauren Goodger. She is currently starring in the latest series of the E4 show “Celebs Go Dating”. I’ve never watched the series before, I am now and enjoying it, certainly not for the faint hearted.
Lauren Rose Goodger (born 19 September 1986) is an English television personality, glamour model, media personality and columnist. She starred in the ITVBe reality show The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 until 2012, debuting in the first series before departing in series 6.
Music | J Spades – MMMP4
Most people would say the summer of 2019 started when Mostack dropped his album, not for me, the summer begins when J Spades drops a project, this is fact. J Spades is a East London rapper that I’ve found myself becoming a fan of upon the release of MMMP2 years back, it’s a album I can play at anytime and just vibe to.
It’s been a long time coming, and his new album MMMP 4 doesn’t disappoint, not that I expected it to. J Spades voice and flow is very unique, from a first listen you would think he should be doing bashment tracks with the biggest Jamaican artists out there, although as you keep listening, J Spades mixture of true ghetto Patois, and East London lingo makes his flow original and refreshing in a musical era of “auto tune clowns, I mean clones”.
MMMP 4 is 13 tracks of bangers, some club bangers, something for the girls to twerk to, and tracks for the streets.
3 tracks that stand out to me on this project are
Wake Up , Popping, and Fire over Water featuring Uncle Murda
“Fire over Water”, is not the first international hip hop link up that J Spades has done, and on this track, he gives Uncle Murda the lead where he give you that genuine New York rap flow. But as soon as J Spades steps on the track, and starts rhyming over the banging Brooklyn influenced beat, you’ll understand why he is one of the hardest MCs we have here in the U.K..
Other artists you can cover to hear featured on MMMP4 are Donae’o, Vershon, and Fabian Secon.
I rate the full project 10/10. Another album that will be on repeat over the summer, autumn, all seasons. Thank you J Spades, the summer has begun.
Could we see a return of the iconic Air Jordan 11 BRED, a.k.a. Bannerz favourite sneaker? If this is true, then sign me up for 2 pairs to add to my collection. Saying that, my 2012 pair of BRED 11’s have only been worn a handful of times, and purchasing 2 brand new pairs may sound a bit over kill. Who says you can’t have multiple pairs of the same sneaker in your collection? Look at Dr Dre, he only rocks white Air Force 1’s, and has a vast collection of them ready to wear just once.
Sneaker facts –
The Air Jordan 11 Bred 2019 is one of the most popular colourways ever to be produced on the iconic silhouette, and the sneaker’s OG styling is going to be returning for the holiday 2019 season. First worn by Michael Jordan during the 1996 NBA Playoffs, the sneaker helped him earn another championship and NBA Finals MVP. Images of the 2019 edition have not surfaced yet but the sneaker sports a mixture of Black, White, and Varsity Red. The shoe will feature the same original high-cut patent leather upper and it is still unconfirmed whether they will come with “45” or “23” on the heels.
“If he’s a billionaire now, imagine what he’s about to be,” Swizz Beatz says. “Because he’s only just starting.”
Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, the superproducer behind some of Jay-Z’s biggest hits (“On To The Next One,” Beyoncé’s “Upgrade U”), looks at Jay-Z as something others can model: “It’s bigger than hip-hop … it’s the blueprint for our culture. A guy that looks like us, sounds like us, loves us, made it to something that we always felt that was above us.”
What’s Jay-Z Worth?
To calculate his net worth, we looked at the artist’s stakes in companies like Armand de Brignac champagne, applying our customary discount to private firms. (He owns 100% of Armand de Brignac and has partial ownership of the other companies.) Then added up his income, subtracting a healthy amount to account for a superstar lifestyle. We checked our numbers with a roster of outside experts to ensure these estimates were fair and conservative. Turns out, Jay-Z really is a business, man.J
Armand de Brignac | $310 Million
Jay-Z has used his music to shill the $300 gold bottles of the “Ace of Spades” champagne since launching the brand with the 2006 video “Show Me What You Got.” More recently, his verse on Meek Mill’s “What’s Free” put a half-billion-dollar value on the wine, which seems like a bit too bubbly a number.
Cash & investments | $220 Million
A vast investing portfolio includes a stake in Uber worth an estimated $70 million. He reportedly purchased his piece for $2 million back in 2013—and then wired founder Travis Kalanick another $5 million in an attempt to increase his holdings, but was rebuffed.
D’Ussé | $100 Million
Jay-Z’s cognac, a joint venture with beverage giant Bacardi, moves almost 200,000 cases and has grown nearly 80% annually. “Jay-Z resonates with consumers who are attracted to the ultra-premium lifestyle,” says Eric Schmidt, Beverage Marketing Corp.’s Director of Alcohol Research.
Tidal | $100 Million
In 2015, Jay-Z submitted a bid to purchase the Scandinavian streaming service’s parent company for just shy of $60 million. He relaunched Tidal later that year with a roster of celebrity investors including his wife, Beyoncé, and other music luminaries, from Kanye West to Calvin Harris.
Roc Nation | $75 Million
This wide-ranging entertainment company started over a decade ago as part of a joint venture with concert giant Live Nation. Roc Nation represents some of the top stars in the entertainment through its sports agency (Kevin Durant, Todd Gurley) as well as its record label and artist-management arms (Rihanna, J. Cole).
Music catalogue | $75 Million
Before the beginning of his stint as Def Jam’s chief in 2004, Jay-Z negotiated the eventual return of his master recordings from the aforementioned label that helped launch his career; in a separate deal with EMI, he clawed back his publishing rights. Wise move: his hits now clock close to 1 billion streams annually.
Art collection | $70 Million
In the song “Picasso Baby,” Jay-Z boasted about a “Basquiat in my kitchen corner.” He probably wasn’t kidding. For over a decade, he’s been scooping up masterpieces like Basquiat’s “Mecca,” purchased in 2013 for a reported $4.5 million. “He’s rapped about it all in detail,” says Fab 5 Freddy, a contemporary and friend of the late painter. “Jay-Z helped educate millions of hip-hop fans mentioning Jean-Michel.”
Real estate | $50 Million
This is the incredible $88 million mansion Jay Z and Beyonce purchased in August 2017, the home has 8 bed, 11 bath and is 30,000 square feet
After welcoming twins in 2017, Jay-Z and Beyoncé bought a pair of homes to match: a $26 million East Hampton mansion and a $88 million Bel Air estate. Jay-Z also owns a Tribeca penthouse, snagged for $6.85 million in 2004.
Source : Forbes
Nike Running just dropped the Air VaporMax in a midnight navy and laser orange colourway. For summer 2019, Nike Sportswear is using a similar colour palette to dress the Air Max 95 SE.
The sneaker is formed in layers of grey-blue, midnight navy and white with laser orange accents. The sky influenced palette is accented with a dot pattern graphic that flows in a negative and positive form.
‘Money Over Everyone 3’ (Orchard)
Today P MONEY – releases his long-awaited mixtape/album – ‘Money Over Everyone 3’ available everywhere now! Enjoy…
‘Money Over Everyone 3’
1. ‘No One’
2. ‘Where & When’ (feat. Giggs)
3. ‘About Grinding’
4. ‘Lose My Cool’ (feat. Jafro, Izzie Gibbs & Drifter)
5. ‘Shh Hut Mout’
6. ‘Not Enough Goats’ (feat. Splurgeboys)
7. ‘Player One’ (feat. JME & KSI)
8. ‘That’s Air’ (feat. Manga Saint Hilare & Little Dee)
9. ‘Live This Twice’
11. ‘Get Over Me’ (feat. Lioness, Davinche & Annabel)
12. ‘Serious Don’ (feat. Blacks)
13. ‘This One Ere’
15. ‘Its All Good’
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Skepta ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ (Boy Better Know)
Friday 31st May – Ending weeks of fevered anticipation since its announcement and punctuated by two brilliant singles and accompanying videos (‘Bullet From A Gun’ and ‘Greaze Mode’), SKEPTA’s fifth album ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is out today.
Released via SKEPTA’s own Boy Better Know label, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is brilliantly uncompromising, authentic and unwavering in its desire to push boundaries and is set to go down as SKEPTA’s best album to date. SKEPTA takes the lead / sole producer role on the majority of the record alongside the likes of Ragz Originale, Ayo, IndigoChildRick and Trench, and collaborations with Nafe Smallz, Key, J HUS, Cheb Rabi & B Live, Lancey Foux, Lay Z & Wizkid and BBK.
‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ is the follow up to his era and genre-defining, UK gold certified 2016 album ‘Konnichiwa’, which won the coveted Mercury Music Prize and saw SKEPTA picking up awards and collaborating around the world, including multiple BRIT Awards nominations. From early UK pioneer to global icon, SKEPTA’s influence is felt throughout contemporary culture.
‘Ignorance Is Bliss’
1. ‘Bullet From A Gun’
2. ‘Greaza Mode’ (feat. Nafe Smallz)
3. ‘Redrum’ (feat. Key)
4. ‘No Sleep’
5. ‘What Do You Mean’ (feat. J Hus)
6. ‘Going Through It’
7. ‘Same Old Story’
8. ‘Love Me Not’ (feat. Cheb Rabi & B Live)
9. ‘Animal Instinct’ (feat. Lancey Foux)
10. ‘Glow In The Dark’ (feat. Lay-Z & Wizkid)
11. ‘You Wish’
12. ‘Gangsta’ (feat. Boy Better Know)
13. ‘Pure Water’ (Clean)
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Meanwhile, SKEPTA is set to perform across Europe throughout the summer. These shows include a headline appearance at this year’s Field Day Festival (7th June) which takes places at London’s Meridan Water – a stones through from the Meridian Estate where SKEPTA grew up – and is set to be a huge homecoming show. He is also a headliner at this year’s Manchester International Festival alongside Yoko Ono and Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah, where we will be debuting his truly unique, immersive DYSTOPIA987 show. Continued Enclosed!
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