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Gucci Mane celebrated the release of his new album Everybody Looking with a special homecoming concert in Atlanta on Friday night (Jul. 22). Presented by Revolt TV, the live-streamed event was held at the Fox Theatre in Gucci’s hometown, and the charismatic was all smiles as a few big-named friends joined him on stage throughout the night.

OJ Da Juiceman, PeeWee Longway, Young Dolph, Rich Homie Quan, Fetty Wap, and 2 Chainz all joined La Flare to perform some of their street anthems and chart hits. The loudest cheers from the evening came during the show’s finale, as Future joined Gucci to perform the songs “Stick Talk” and “March Madness” before Drake appeared to join his “Summer Sixteen” tourmate for “Jumpman.” Drake took control from that point on with “Energy,” as Gucci and the Toronto superstar delivered their past and new collabs “Back on Road” and “Believe It Or Not” for the first-time live.

Out now, Everybody Looking features appearances from Kanye West, Drake, and Young Thug. Get the album here and watch Gucci’s full homecoming concert below.

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Things got hot in Austin, Texas, as Drake and Future kicked off their co-headlining “Summer Sixteen” tour on Wednesday night (Jul. 20). Supported by opening acts Roy Wood$ and dvsn of OVO Sound, Drizzy and Future Hendrix delivered electrifying solo sets, later joining together for a medley of their What A Time To Be Alive collabs including “Scholarships,” “Jumpman,” “Diamonds Dancing,” “I’m The Plug,” “Digital Dash” and more.

The most-talked about moment of the night came from Drake, who opened the show with the song “Summer Sixteen” and some words. “All you boys doing fake ‘Controlla’s wanna be me a little?,” rapped Drizzy instead of the original “All you boys in the new Toronto want to be me a little” line. The jab was most likely aimed at Tory Lanez and Tyga, who in recent weeks dropped their own remixes of Drake’s VIEWS single “Controlla.”

The “Summer Sixteen” tour continues this summer with stops in Dallas, Chicago, Miami, New York City, Los Angeles and more, including two shows at the 7th annual OVO Fest in Toronto later this month. The 40-show North American trek wraps up Oct. 16 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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The 2016 BET Awards have taken over the City of Angels. The biggest stars in music and entertainment have made their way to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the annual awards show, co-hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Future, DJ Khaled, Young Thug are all set to hit the stage, along with a special tribute to the late Prince by D’Angelo, Maxwell, The Roots, and others.

Before the main event got started, the stars arrived on the red carpet to show off their stylish looks. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Maxwell, Janelle Monáe, Young Thug, Tinashe, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Karruche, DJ Khaled, and more stopped for the cameras before heading inside for this year’s festivities.

Check out photos from the 2016 BET Awards red carpet below.

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Drizzy Drake is down in Atlanta today (June 22) paying a visit to his old friend Gucci Mane La Flare. A few pics and snaps hit the Web earlier of October’s Very Own kicking it with Guwop, Zaytoven and Mik WiLL Made It.

Stream their first collaboration since Gucci’s release from prison here.

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With the Panorama festival on the way, New York City just received another concert blessing. The good people at Gov Ball NYC have announced the first official The Meadows festival in Queens. Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, The Weeknd, Kygo and many more are set to rock Citi Field (Mets Stadium) on Sept 1 and Flushing Meadows park on Sept. 2.

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“Music was the last thing I ever thought about,” says Vince Staples in his new The Fader cover story. Sure he liked rap songs on the radio and MTV, but becoming a rapper wasn’t plan A for the Long Beach rapper. He wanted to play basketball and go to college until trouble at school and in his home-life lead him to take a detour in the streets. “I used to stutter and hated speaking in front of the class,” continues the acclaimed musicians in the lengthy profile — written by Jeff Weiss.

“There’s no better way to put it than: my family came from the streets. My whole family was gang members. I never knew what I wanted to do besides that,” Staples says about his upbringing. Though, he never intended to get mixed up with crime, there was a time when — despite being an intelligent student — Vince had no clue rap music would save him from ending up dead or in jail.

Vince also says he plans to drop an upcoming EP, Prima Donna, sometime this summer.

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French Montana’s MC4 sophomore LP is slated to arrive later this summer on August 19. Lead by the singles “Figure It Out” featuring Kanye West and Nas, and “Lockjaw” with Kodak Black, the album is set to also feature guest appearances from Miguel, The LOX, and Beanie Sigel. The album’s next single reunites the Coke Boys rapper with his “Pop That” collaborator Drake on “No Shopping.”

Montana and Drizzy Drake escaped to La Romana in the Dominican Republic this week to film the Spiff TV-directed visual. ““No Shopping” coming soon,” said Drake in an Instagram caption, where the OVO CEO, French, and producer Noah “40” Shebib are posed on a resort.

Back in April, French Montana shared a snippet of the song on Snapchat along with some photos from the studio session.

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Kim Kardashian has finally landed her very own GQ magazine cover. The publication is celebrating the tenth anniversary of their annual Love, Sex, and Madness issue. Trusted scribe Caity Weaver chatted with Nori’s moms about “the special way she drives Kanye crazy, being on team #imwithher, making her life her business and more.

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XXL let the cat out of the bag early on this Monday morning (June 12). Their 2016 Freshman cover is now making its rounds on the ‘net.

Buzzing artists Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Dicky, Dave East, Denzel Curry, Desiigner, G Herbo and Lil Yachty all made the final cut. As you can see, the list ranges from rappers with multiple albums already under their belt to new acts with only music on SoundCloud.

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While the anticipation for Frank Ocean’s next album continues to take its toll on fans, Lil B dropped another clue about the elusive singer. On the Based God’s Instagram page today, he gave fans a quick snapshot of Mr. Ocean — leading to believe that something is indeed coming from Frank.

As for the album… your guess is as good as ours.

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