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The Migos returned to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with their “Bad and Boujee” smash-hit after getting dethroned by Ed Sheeran last week. Takeoff, Offset and Quavo recently stopped by The Cruz Show on L.A.’s Power 106 where they discussed topping the Billboard chart, their new album CULTURE due this Friday (Jan. 27), performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! being a big moment in their career, the Donald Glover shoutout at the Golden Globes, the upcoming Furious 8 theme song featuring Quavo, Travi$ Scott and Lil’ Uzi Vert, and more.

At the 13:40 mark, the Atlanta trio read and freestyle the children’s book Llama Llama Red Pajama over their “Bad and Boujee” beat. Watch the interview and hilarious freestyle below.

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Jhené Aiko took to New York City late last week for a media run to promote her new single “Maniac.” During her visit to The Breakfast Club, the pint-sized singer spoke on her vulgar language, her relationship with Big Sean and their TWENTY88 project, her childhood, her divorce from producer Dot Da Genius and rumors she cheated on him with Big Sean, directing the “Maniac” video and it leading up to something bigger coming soon.

Aiko also sat down with the HOT 97 morning crew, where she discussed co-writing “Maniac” with Detail and Big Sean, being more open to collaborations, women being comfortable with their sexuality, politics and being a big Bernie Sanders supporter, Big Sean being “one of the best rappers ever,” motherhood and more.

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Ahead of his first-ever appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, Big Sean appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (Jan. 20). Sitting down on the couch, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper spoke with Fallon on always wanting to perform with The Roots, appearing on SNL being a sign of success, the first time he met Kanye West, and the concept of the cover to his new album I Decided.

Due Feb. 3, I Decided features appearances by Eminem, The-Dream and Jhené Aiko. Catch Sean performing two songs on SNL on Saturday starting at 11:30 p.m. EST on NBC.

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Post Malone paid a visit to Noisey HQ, appearing in the latest episode of People vs. The Dallas artist, who released his Stoney debut album late last year, sits down and responds to YouTube comments of his “White Iverson” music video. The 21-year-old reacts to trolls calling him fat, comparisons to Shia LaBeouf and Bolbi from Jimmy Neutron, people shocked that he’s white, dabbing, and NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson being a fan of the song.

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Big Sean’s is getting set to drop his fourth solo LP I Decided on Feb. 3 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records. Leading up to its release, the Detroit rapper has put out the singles “Bounce Back” and “Moves,” plus the track “Living Single” featuring Chance the Rapper and Jeremih. With two weeks to go until the album hits stores, Big Sean is now in full promo mode. Before hitting Saturday Night Live this weekend for the first-time ever, Sean Don sat down with Zane Lowe for an exclusive one-on-one interview on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

During their conversation Big Sean discussed selling his Los Angeles home which is dear to him because of its studio he built in there where he records everything. The 28-year-old also touches on playing I Decided for the likes of Rick Rubin, Kanye West and André 3000, potentially having work with the OutKast MC for a later project, the depressive state he was in recording Dark Sky Paradise, his creative process, Kanye’s influence on the new project, and the frustration label politics surrounding why “No More Interviews” and other records won’t appear on I Decided.

Sean also revealed some details about the new album including a collaboration with fellow Motor City native Eminem (“No More Favors”), The-Dream (“Sunday Morning Jetpack”) and production by DJ Mustard, Metro Boomin, DJ Dahi, and Amir Johnson. Hear the full 43-minute interview from Big Sean and Zane Low below.

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The baddest bi**h, Trina, recently put out her new single “Damn” featuring Tory Lanez. To promote the record and her forthcoming new album, the Miami native is currently on a promo run in New York City. Trina’s first stop was at HOT 97, where she discussed her new album that’s set to arrive in April, her history in the game coming up with Uncle Luke and Trick Daddy, why it took her to take 3 years to record it, her collaboration with Run the Jewels, being in a relationship with Lil’ Wayne at a young age, and having an insurance policy on her assets.

During her appearance on The Breakfast Club, the 38-year-old touched on the subject of relationships, being a loyal woman, her ideas of a good date, French Montana reaching out to mend their friendship, Trick Daddy’s controversial comments about black women, working with Tory Lanez before the Toronto singer became famous, if she would perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration for $4 million, and staying away from social media.

Due this April, Trina’s new album will feature guest appearances by Lil’ Wayne, 2 Chainz, Kelly Price, K. Michelle, Tory Lanez, Plies and Rico Love. Check out both interviews below.

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Brooklyn’s latest rap sensation, Casanova spends the day with Pelle Pelle for their #WhatsInSeason series. During his time with the high end urban leather brand, the “Don’t Run” rapper gives us insight on what to expect next, drops some noteworthy gems and details what winter means to him.

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After chopping it up with A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg welcomes D.R.A.M. on the latest episode of GGN. With the trees burning, Big Baby talks to Uncle Snoop about his love for London, his “trappy-go-lucky” ethos, and how Beyoncé connected him with Mike WiLL Made It and Diplo. As the conversation shifted to psychedelics, Snoop remembered the time he took mushrooms while performing with Run-D.M.C. and cried tears of joy.

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A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg recently chopped it up with YN and B.Dot on the Rap Radar Podcast. During the hour-and-a-half interview, the Harlem pair discussed the upcoming Yams Day concert, wanting to impact culture over radio, and why Ferg’s Always Strive and Prosper album was underrated. Rocky also talked about his beef-turned-bromance with Tyler, The Creator (“we didn’t even know why we had beef. When we finally talked, we realized they just like us”), his love for Lauryn Hill, and striving to be more like André 3000 and Mos Def.

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Jon Caramanica’s Popcast podcast is back with week with very relevant episode with our bosslady Miss Info. As the line in hip-hop between disrespect and sheer ignorance blurs thinner by the day, the rap braintrust put all their cards on the table to discuss the current battle between Hip-Hop’s elders and today’s youth.

This week on the Popcast, Mr. Caramanica discussed hip-hop’s current generation-gap struggles, and its history of aesthetic panics, with Minya Oh, better known as Miss Info, the proprietor of the hip-hop news website MissInfo.tv and formerly a regular presence on Hot 97; Craig Jenkins, the pop music critic of New York magazine; and Max Weinstein, news editor at XXL, the hip-hop magazine and website.

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