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If there’s anyone on the Quality Control label who worked harder than Migos this year, it’s Rich The Kid. Even with two mixtapes — not including the Quality Control compilation, Solid Foundation — under his belt in 2014, the Atlanta native is planning to release a new EP titled Rich Than Famous on Christmas Day, which probably best sums up his relentless hustle.

Giving fans one last preview of his forthcoming project, Rich The Kid revamps his “Trap” collaboration with Migos — taken from their joint mixtape, Streets On Lock 3 — with a quintessential verse from Gucci Mane, who drops a friendly reminder that he still runs the ATL from behind bars.

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“My buddy got his hat shot off,” isn’t something you normally hear about sneaker releases. But these days, the thirst for retro J’s will have people risking intense police confrontations all in the name of Michael Jordan.

Paul Moses, a freshman running back from Miami University, is the very kid who had his cap knocked off by “mace balls” shot by police at the raffle ticket giveaway for the Jordan 11s Legend Blues earlier this week. However, when it came time for the kid to pick up his kicks, things went much smoother. He was lucky enough to be a raffle ticket winner and obtained his shoes with ease on this past Saturday’s release.

“You got the icey gum bottoms — just lick it,” said Moses before putting his tongue to the shoes on live TV. “These are like a limited edition,” says the man. “They are never coming out again.” I’m pretty sure he’s wrong about that, but his passion in this interview is freakin’ hilarious.

My favorite line though: “Just hold them one more time.”

Watch the hilarious interview below…

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Lil Wayne has had some daring tattoos over the years — “Baked” on his forehead, the crack under his hairline and, of course, “I Am Music” above his eyebrow — but he had the, shall we say, least subtle ink work done to his evermore decorated face over the weekend. Courtesy of California artist Spider, Weezy added some Arabic text, which apparently translates to “Mumma’s Boy,” above his left eyebrow, while pretty much covering his chin with the famous Eye of Providence, also known as the all seeing eye.

You hear that? That’s the sound of a thousand Illuminati conspiracy theorists rushing to their parents’ computer to finally present hard evidence to the brainwashed masses via YouTube comments.

Check out Weezy’s new face tats below…

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From the stu to the club, you never know what you’re going to encounter in Chicago. For Chris Crack and the New Deal fam, every day’s adventures make for the perfect rap songs. Crack sets it off for his upcoming Dope Boys Don’t Wait Till Summer album which should be released in 2015.

Directed by D.C.

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Wrapping up another excellent season of their Magnum Opus series, Complex revisits 50 Cent and Eminem’s very first collaboration, “Patiently Waiting,” off 2003’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

From Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, sending him 50’s early tapes (which lead to his eventual deal with Shady Records) to the melodic evolution of the song, the episode chronicles the full history behind one of GROTD‘s toughest cuts.

Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Sha Money XL, DJ Whoo Kid, Paul Rosenberg and Complex’s Noah Callahan-Bever provide additional commentary.

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Call this this anti-commitment anthem if you will. Making it clear from the rip, Wiz calls on Ty Dolla $ign and Snoop to help him handle a pack of ladies who aren’t concerned with monogamy.

In the video, the fellas chase around their group of girls with the joints rolled and drinks poured as the party culminates on a private beach.

Stream Wiz Khalifa’s Blac Hollywood album here.

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We all saw Jodeci back on stage together at the 2014 Soul Train Awards, but we only got taste of the group’s latest comeback single, “Nobody Wins.” On the full length version, B.o.B. helps the seasoned singers deliver a song with a message. We probably all remember the group for their love & sex ballads but this song “discourages domestic violence and violence in general and is a message personal to each member of Jodeci.”

“We aren’t immune to issues that are important in our community. Domestic violence has always been an issue in relationships, but lately it’s been brought to the front of our community consciousness,” K-Ci explains.

Listen to the CDQ version below…

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DJ Green Lantern was up early on his grind today and dropped a piece of music that speaks from directly from his heart. Titled “Machine” (as in War Machine), this release is a 44 minute personal statement in the form of a DJ mix. Green says it’s a statement on the “issues of power, race, and the ever increasingly militarized police state that is America in 2014.” “It is us against the machine…,” he adds.

Listen to the mix below…

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As a Georgia native, 2 Chainz recognizes that the ever growing New Atlanta scene is a force to be reckoned with. So much so that he plans to kick 2015 off with a release that showcases all the new artists that have caught his ears.

“Top of the year is the rollout of the whole campaign with my third album in three years,” Chainz said. “And then I’ve got this mixtape called Tru Jack City. It’s my mixtape, but it’s for up-and-coming rappers in Atlanta.”

Tity plans to include rappers Bankroll Fresh, Young Dolph, Travis Porter, Peewee Longway, Cap 1, Skooly, and Short Dawg on the project.

“It’s real ratchet, it’s real street. It’s catered for the core,” 2 Chainz said. “We’re a crew full of individuals. It’s one thing about TRU. It’s about being the real you… We just putting on. We got something to bring to the table and we got something to say.”

Watch him explain it in the interview clip below….

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have officially be initiated into the Balmain Army. They now join the likes of Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, and Joan Smalls in creative director Olivier Rousteing’s select bunch of campaign stars.

Yeezy and Kim are seen about to lock lips in the new Balmain ad dubbed “The Balmain Love.”

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