Kendrick Lamar is set to induct Compton-based rap group N.W.A. into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
The induction ceremony is set for April 8th at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Yesterday, the Hall of Fame revealed the special guests that would present the honors to the inductee. They included The Black Keys, Rob Thomas, Lars Ulrich of Metallica and Kendrick Lamar.
The Hall of Fame didn’t specifically cite Kendrick as a presenter, but insiders are assuming it to be the case.
The other nominees include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller.
Drake issues tweet after being featured in a promo for the Grammy Awards, during the Super Bowl.
Drake says he will not be performing at the Grammy Awards.
During a commercial for the Grammy Awards, which aired during the Super Bowl last night (February 7), it was suggested that Drake would serve as one of the performers at the annual awards show.
Following the airing of the commercial, Drake quickly turned to Twitter to set the record straight.
“I am not performing at the Grammy Awards...but hey it's the thought that counts,” Drake wrote in a tweet sent yesterday.
According to the website for the Grammy Awards, the artists confirmed to perform include Kendrick Lamar, Adele, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, and more.
Although he’s not expected to perform at the Grammy Awards, Drake is nominated for a handful of Grammys. The awards he’s nominated for include Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album.
The Grammy Awards will air on February 15 at 8 PM EST.
Slime vs. Evol.
Young Thug is currently prepping the release of his upcoming mixtape, Slime Season 3, so what's a little controversy to add to the pot to ensure those download rates shoot to the sky? His target just happened to an artist who could give him the right amount of attention he was fishing for.
It all began when Future riled up his Twitter followers as he too is releasing a new project in Evol--now bumped up from Friday to Thursday--which will be delivered via Apple Music. The tape will mark the leader of the Freebandz world's fourth release in roughly six months and apparently his Cash Money felt it was too much music without enough quality streamlining.
"Boy slow down dropping all that BS music...," Thugga wrote with a series of laughing and peace sign emojis. He also spewed slander on his upcoming rollout saying, "Yo family/team wish u was me lil nigga....I hope Apple save u lil niggas....Or church !!!!"
The soft-spoken Future took the bait and fired of a few insults of his own including the zinger, "Yo bitch wish u was me...in real life."
If all else fizzles and fails, both artists succeeded in raising awareness for their projects this evening (February 3).
Rumors have been swirling around that J.Cole and Drake may be gearing up for a summer tour together! Earlier today, Ebro, of Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning show, suggested that the pair could be hitting the road together. He didn’t give much detail on the possible blockbuster tour, however he did say an official announcement could be made this later on this week.
Cole has yet to disappoint with all his endeavors in the last few months. He recently released a live version of 2014 Forest Hills Drive and celebrated the success of his HBO special, which documented his homecoming concert in North Carolina. Cole has been linked with fellow rap superstar Kendrick Lamar, as the duo are rumored to be dropping a collaborative album in the near future. However, it seems like the fans would enjoy a Drake and Cole partnership just as much.
The pair have already shared the stage on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour in 2012, and Cole even brought Drake out on his homecoming 2014 Forest Hills Drive concert. By the time this new tour comes, Drake’s highly anticipated View’s From The 6 will already be out. So it seems like this tour could be a problem, in a good way. Let’s hope it really goes down.
This is strange. We ain’t heard the name Mike Jones in a minute. I will say this, when we do hear from Mr. Jone, its something goofy. This is not that. This is serious if there is a shred of evidence.
I don’t exactly know the source of this story, but read it.
TEXAS – According to a report, rapper Mike Jones was arrested by San Antonio police earlier today on human trafficking charges after an ongoing 4 months investigation.
Police say the accused, Jones and a fellow friend of the rapper, forced their victims to work as prostitutes from hotels and motels and then collected and kept their earnings.
A total of 34 human trafficking charges have been laid as a result against the duo. Authorities say the events occurred between September to December of last year.
“It takes a lot of courage for the victims to come forward,” San Antonio police inspector Jonas Dresden said. “These pimps will groom them, they will build a relationship with them, they’ll try and build a trust with them. In most cases, they’ll try to make the victim believe that they’re in love with them. These victims are sometimes just looking for attention and affection and these pimps know exactly what these girls are looking for and they feed off of that.”
He also added that prostitution is a common way to earn money in the criminal world, claiming it’s often more lucrative than trafficking in guns or drugs, or even rapping.
Jones, who is currently being held on $100,000 bond, is facing between 5 to 14 years of imprisonment. However, if aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, or death were to come into play, the maximum penalty is life imprisonment.