Relationships and Family


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Drake and DJ Khaled dominated the year 2016. Drizzy delivered the now four-time platinum selling album VIEWS, while DJ Khaled’s latest full-length release Major Key! is certified gold lead by the platinum-selling singles “I Got the Keys” featuring JAY Z and Future, and “For Free” with Drake. The year was an extra special one for DJ Khaled, who took his career to new heights and became a father, welcoming his first child Asahd Khaled.

Recently, the OVO rapper sent Khaled and little Asahd a beautiful shiny gift. “@champagnepapi thank you so much for this amazing gift for me and my son ASAHD! Thank you for the 2 keys that’s inseparable !! The 2 keys wit my name and ASAHD name on the keys!!,” said the DJ/producer/mogul in an Instagram post, revealing two diamond encrusted keys gifted by the Canadian superstar.

Made and delivered by Drake’s Toronto jeweler Kilani Jewellery, the two white and yellow gold interlocking keys feature Asahd and Khaled names engraved in them. “@champagnepapi very grateful for your friendship!!! MORE LIFE! MORE WINS! MORE BLESSINGS ! NOTICE HOW I SAID MORE!! Also thank you @kilanijewellery for the great work!! #WETHEBEST #OVO FAN LUV PLEASE TELL DRAKE WE SAID THANK YOU SO MUCH !!,” Khaled continued, cleverly promoting Drake’s upcoming More Life project due later this month.

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Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir are ready to walk down the aisle. The ATL’s favorite couple made headlines after Gucci proposed to Ka’oir courtside at the Hawks vs. Pelicans game last week. Now Guwop and his leading lady have a wedding date set in stone.

On Saturday evening (Dec. 3), Gucci Mane announced on Twitter that the pair will get married on October 17, 2017. “Our date has been set 10/17/2017 💍 @KeyshiaKaoir !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” revealed Gucci to his 2 million followers. The date of course goes back to Gucci’s 1017 trademark, also the name of his label. “When I was down you helped me up, when I was frustrated you kept encouraging me thru it, when I was dead ass wrong you forgave me and all the while prayed and fast for me I love you 4eva @keyshiakaoir,” said the thankful rapper in a recent Instagram post dedicated to Ka’oir.

Before the couple exchange vows next year, Gucci is planning to end off a busy 2016 strong with his new album The Return of East Atlanta Santa on December 16.

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Kanye West has gone home. Just nine days after being admitted to the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles “for his own health and safety,” the rapper/designer has checked out of the hospital.

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Gucci Mane is officially off the market. On Tuesday night (Nov. 23), Guwop was invited by his hometown Atlanta Hawks to take in their matchup vs. NBA All-Star Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. Along with performing at halftime, the biggest moment of the night game during a timeout break at Phillips Arena. With the “Kiss Cam” on and panning to various people in the crowd, it stopped at Gucci Mane and his girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir. What happened next was a surprise to many, as Gucci pulled out a huge 25 carat diamond ring, proposing to Ka’oir who said yes.

OMG!!! Babeeeeeeee thank u! I LOVE U !! Yessssssse💎 25karats @laflare1017,” said Keyshia in an Instagram post showing the huge rock on her finger. “She deserve it!! My bride to be!!
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Gucci Mane is closing the year on a strong note. Along with the engagement, La Flare just got his first No. 1 record with Rae Sremmurd for “Black Beatles,” plus his new album (and third of 2016) The Return Of East Atlanta Santa is due Dec. 16.

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Yesterday, on what would have been his 28th birthday, A$AP Yams’ mother Tatianna Paulino wrote a powerful story about her son’s death for Noisey. In the piece, Mama Tati remembers the fateful night she got a phone call saying her son “wasn’t feeling well” and was being rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. Less than 15 minutes into her journey to the hospital, she got a second call saying he was dead.

He’s gone. We will never share those moments again. I couldn’t breath. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t believe that my only child was dead.

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Ciara celebrated her 31st birthday on Tuesday (Oct. 25), and ending the night with one major announcement. After rumors started floating around this past weekend, the R&B singer revealed there will be a new addition to her family as she is pregnant.

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Damian Marley and Ocean Grown Extracts have announced that they are partnering on a multi-million dollar business that will convert a former California State prison into a marijuana farm. Bob Marley’s son and the weed company plan to cultivate medical marijuana for state dispensaries.

“Many people sacrificed so much for the herb over the years who got locked up,” says Marley, 38, noting the poetic justice of turning a prison that once housed non-violent drug offenders into a cannabis cultivation facility. “If this [venture] helps people and it’s used for medicinal purposes and inspires people, it’s a success.”

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Kanye West headlined Day 2 of The Meadows Festival in Queens, New York on Sunday night (Oct. 2). Fans who waited all day to watch the rapper’s live show were caught off guard when Kanye abruptly ended his set during “Heartless,” after a man rushed him on stage relaying some bad news. “I’m sorry, there’s a family emergency, I have to stop the show,” said Kanye to those in attendance, before quickly getting off stage.

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The rumors are true. Nipsey Hussle and girlfriend Lauren London welcome their first child together, a healthy baby boy. The couple, who have been very private about their relationship, announced the beautiful news on their Instagram accounts on Friday afternoon (Sep. 16).

And then came You. Last week I gave birth to a beautiful healthy happy baby boy . Blessed. #motheroftwo #GodisGood #QueenLowkey,” said London in her post. Hussle appeared to reveal the name of his baby boy, simply posting “KROSS 8.31.16, indicating he’s named Kross and was born late last month.

This will be both Nipsey and Lauren’s second child. London has a 7-year-old son, Cameron, from her past relationship with Lil’ Wayne. Meanwhile Nipsey has a daughter, Emani, also from a previous relationship. Congrats to the couple!

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Gucci Mane’s Homecoming Concert at the Fox Theater in Atlanta opened with his long-time producer Zaytoven, in red suede, at a white grand piano…tickling the ivories like some kind of Trap Bobby Short while Gucci rapped for the first time in years to sold-out stands filled with his most devoted.

The light melodies and the heavy rhymes were a perfect mismatch…and a reflection of Zay himself.
While in New York City to promote his new book for aspiring producers, “From A To Zay,” the 36-year-old piano-playing, church-going, family man who, according to Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin’, is the “godfather” of the trap sound, joined me on my new TuneIn streaming radio show to talk about what it’s like to be the most sober man in the room…

How he ended one of Gucci Mane’s saddest beefs with the man who started it all with him
What he has planned with his ‘Beast Mode’ partner, Future…
The difference between him and some of Atlanta’s other production stars…and more.
Zaytoven also gave me one of the most illuminating explanations of why trap music is teflon from rap elite criticism. It was a really interesting conversation and I hope you guys enjoy it.

We’re playing highlights from the Zaytoven x Miss Info interview starting at 1pm EST on my streaming show on TuneIn’s new Hip Hop Beat station…click here to listen.

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