Hip-Hop Week In Review -Friday June 26th
Public Enemy’s New Album Was Inspired By Kendrick Lamar & Run The Jewels according to Chuck D.
In a recent Maxim interview Chuck D was quoted saying“I was inspired by Run the Jewels and Kendrick Lamar, but stayed far enough away from them to still be Public Enemy,”. “We’re making a comment about the 21st century in this technological yet still political world. It will be able to tell its own story without me trying to talk to it. It’s out July 13.” His new album called“Man Plans, God Laughs” will drop soon.
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Diddy arrested for fighting UCLA coach for harassing his son
Diddy was in an altercation this week with his sons (Justin Combs) UCLA football coach using a kettlebell weight. The story is that coach Sal Alosi ran a campaign of psychological warfare against Justin calling him a “spoiled rich kid” and “You’re only here because of your dad”. Sources say that it alls stems around the NBA All-Star game on February 15th which Justin attended instead of going to training sessions. Alosi openly shamed Justin in front of the team for the picture of him sitting in between Diddy and Ben Stiller. Diddy took offense to the constant barrage of comments which resulted in Diddy in cuffs.
Rick Ross denied bond for kidnapping
Not a good year for Rick Ross as his legal troubles continue. Earlier this year Ross was arrested for a misdemeanor marijuana charge in Fayette County, GA. Ross ended up posting bail along with posting it for a few other inmates that he became friendly with while behind bars. Now this week things jumped up a notch as he was arrested in his home in Fayette County, GA for kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery stemming from an incident that occurred on June 7th. Ross allegedly assaulted a man with a handgun then forced him to stay in a guest house on Ross’s premises against his will. He and his associate Nadrian L. James are being held in jail without bail.
SINGLES OF THE WEEK:
The Game featuring Drake “100”
Napoleon Ft. Ghostface Killah – Game
Jadakiss – Shame On Ya (Freestyle)
ALBUMS OF THE WEEK:
Killah Priest – “Planet Of the Gods”
Killah Priest released his 15th album this week which is a follow up to his 2013 project The Psychic World of Walter Reed. The album is free of any guest appearances and will rely solely on the shoulders of Killah Priest.
Skyzoo – “Music For My Friends”
Skyzoo drops his 3rd studio album this week under his own label First Generation Rich. The Brooklyn native boasts tracks with Jadakiss & Black Thought and has been getting great reviews. Purchase it on ITUNES