Not Good For Hip Hop


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*rubs eyes*
There was no slow build-up to how hilariously awkward this Toyota minivan commercial was going to be. It opened with a terrible little tween, switching her hips, tossing sass hair, arching her back and barking…”Awright, listen up, motherfathers, this one’s about the swagger wagon, I’ll wash yo mouf out wit soap if you call it a minivan…that’s a durty werd.”

HELP US, ALIENS!

The commercial continues with the rest of homegirl’s rapping, twerking, krumping family, and then….Busta Rhymes, who we can only hope was paid a gazillion dollars to put up with this. But he’s not the problem here. It’s the fake Young Chop beat, the fake Iggy Azalea raps, the fake Hype Williams video, the fake Chris Parnell parody, agggghhhhh!!

And the word “SWAGGER WAGON.”

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Miss Info: As we tweeted this morning, the “Welcome Home Remy” reports are a bit premature.
Remy Ma was expected to walk out of the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility today at 8am. She’s spent past 6 years in prison after being convicted of shooting a former friend in 2008. Her husband Papoose, managers, family members, friends, fans and camera crews stood outside for hours waiting for the 34-year old Reminisce Smith, with an assortment of fancy cars to take her home. But according to sources on the scene, around noon, prison officials came out and spoke to Papoose personally, and soon after, he and his crew left. In a strong show of restraint, Papoose was reportedly calm despite the news.

While it’s unclear why her release has hit a roadblock (parole officials would only confirm to Revolt that she’s still in custody), we were told that Remy Ma spent what was supposed to be the last week of her incarceration in solitary confinement. Her team did not believe it would delay her release…and she has club bookings and events waiting for her availability. While it’s unknown if officials were put off by the crowds outside, or if there was just a paperwork snafu…It’s clear from the photos (below) that Remy’s colleagues, friends, fans, and family are anxious to see her home.

Update: Remy was released at 3PM on Friday (Aug 1). Only her husband, Papoose, went to pick her up to avoid any other further complications. After the disheartening snafus yesterday, her whole team actually waited nearby just in case prison officials cleared up their issues with her alleged “phone violation”. When they finally got the good news today that she could leave, her husband Papoose went to pick her up without the crowds, cars, or camera crews to make sure officials had no excuse to complain…

Remy’s first verse over Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More.”

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This week has not been good for Meek Mill. After internal issues within his MMG label, Philadelphia’s FOX 29 reports the hometown rapper has been sentenced to serve jail time.

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YouTube may have provided Internet sensations like Lil B and RiFF RaFF with a home to flourish, but the web giant will soon be laying down the law and shutting down indie artists who don’t sign up to their new paid streaming service.

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I’m going to be honest, I had no idea this show “Sing Your Face Off” even existed. But apparently, ABC has been airing this monstrosity for weeks…featuring a motley crew of sad C-list stars (Sebastian Bach, Jon Lovitz, Lisa Rinna, etc) who have agreed to impersonate various singers onstage.

I can’t quite figure out what blackmail plot or pot of gold, these poor souls have been sold to make them embarrass themselves on national television like this….but for Toronto Raptors’ Landry Fields, I hope it was worth it. The NBA player dressed in a wig and bodysuit that was more Priscilla, Queen of the Desert than Barb, and “sang” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships.” *shivers*

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(Cali Swag District’s Smoove Da General, Yung, & JayAre)

Tragedy has struck rap group Cali Swag District for a second time. Member JayAre passed away, losing a battle with sickle cell anemia. Born Cheron Childs, the rapper was admitted to a hospital on Thursday night for unknown reasons, later falling into cardiac arrest and died according to MTV News.

Fellow members Smoove Da General and Yung took to Twitter and confirmed the tragic news. “RIP @Jayare_CSD 4rm #CALISWAGDISTRICT,” tweeted YG on Friday night. This is the second time the group has lost a member due to death, back in May of 2011 Montae “M-Bone” Talbert was killed in a drive-by shooting in Inglewood, CA. Cali Swag District are best know for their 2010 hit-single “Teach Me How to Dougie,” which became a dance phenomenon in pop and sports culture. Shortly after, they released their debut album The Kickback in 2011 via Sony/RED.

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We’re sad to report that DJ EZ Rock passed away yesterday. He was 46-years-old. A rep for Rob Base — DJ EZ Rock’s friend and collaborator — confirmed the news with Rolling Stone, although the cause of death has yet to be revealed.

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Robin Thicke and Paula Patton

Another seemingly perfect, beautiful, successful, supportive Hollywood supercouple hath bitten the dust. Robin Thicke and his actress-wife Paula Patton have separated. The couple, who met when Robin was 14 years old, have been married for 9 years, and have a four-year-old son named Julian Fuego.

While the Patton-Thicke’s publicly expressed their love on every occasion, do you think that the past year’s series of award show “happiness” on the part of Paula, and award show “raunchiness” on the part of Robin contributed to their marriage problems?

Read Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s statement…
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Sad news this Saturday morning. According to Rap-Up, Hustle Gang rapper Doe B, real name Glenn Thomas, was shot and killed in Alabama in the early hours of this morning (Dec. 28). He was 22 years old. The fatal shooting, which reportedly injured others, occurred at Centennial Hill Bar and Grill (formerly Rose Supper Club) in Thomas’ hometown of Montgomery.

Doe B made standout appearances on Hustle Gang’s G.D.O.D. compilation and built a strong buzz from his Baby Jesus mixtape over the summer. A rep from Doe B’s management confirmed his death and issued the following statement:

UPDATE: New details have emerged via AP. One other person was killed in the shooting and six were wounded. Doe B was rushed to Baptist Medical Center South, where he was later pronounced dead. Even more tragic, the rapper had two young children and a third on the way.

T.I., Drake, Juicy J, Trae Tha Truth and more react to Doe B’s death…

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Lord Infamous has passed away. He was 40 years old. According to DJ Paul and Da Mafia 6ix’s publicist Dove Clark (via HHDX), Infamous passed away at his mother’s home in Memphis Friday night (Dec. 20). While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, it is believed he died from a heart attack. Infamous was a founding member of the legendary Memphis rap collective Three 6 Mafia and released his debut solo album, Lord of Terror, in 1994.

Many Memphis rap figures including Juicy J, Gangsta Boo and his half-brother DJ Paul have reacted to Infamous’ death on Twitter.

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