With hoody season in full effect, Dave East and Styles P delivered the perfect soundtrack with their Beloved joint project. Now that the album is out, the Harlem and Yonkers MCs decide to set up shop in “We Got Everything.” The first music video in support of Beloved finds
East and Pinero cut out the big franchises, opening their own easy accessible store in the hood. Get your fix below.

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The Drake vs. Pusha T saga continued recently when the former recently appeared on an episode of HBO’s The Shop. In that discussion with LeBron James, Drake touched on his beef with the Virginia lyricist and detailing his fallout with Kanye West. During that interview, the 6 God also questions Pusha T’s line about Noah “40” Shebib’s battle with MS, and gives his opinion that West was the one who leaked the info about Drake’s son. In response to those claims, Pusha T decided to give his side this week when he appeared on The Joe Budden Podcast.

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The 12th annual BET Hip-Hip Awards made its network premiere on Tuesday night (Oct. 16), taped earlier thsi month at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida. Hosted by Deray Davis, the 2018 edition featured performances by Cardi B, T.I., YG, A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, Lil’ Pump, Yo Gotti, Lil’ Baby, Gunna, Lil’ Duval and more. Along with Lil’ Wayne being honored with this year’s “I Am Hip-Hop Award,” many were tuned in to watch the BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers. Lead by DJ Premier providing the beats on the 1s and 2s, up-and-coming stars, seasoned juniors, and veterans stepped up to the light, letting off sharp lyrics and wordplay for listeners to take in.

Vic Mensa, G Herbo, Erykah Badu, YBN Cordae, Casanova, TDE’s newest signee Reason, Taylor Bennett, lead the list of artists who participated in this year’s Hip-Hop Awards cypher. Watch all the action on the mic below.

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Rap stars took over the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida, for the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Taped earlier this month, the 12th annual show made its television premiere on Tuesday night (Oct. 16). Hosted by comedian/actor Deray Davis, this year’s party got started by Lil’ Pump and Gucci Mane, who opened the show with a medley of songs including their “Kept Back” collaboration. T.I., YG, A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti, Lil’ Duval with Ball Greezy, Lil’ Baby and Gunna, Flipp Dinero, and Pardison Fontaine hit the stage, plus a special performance by Cardi B filmed at South Beach’s popular LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau.

Lil’ Wayne received the biggest honor of the night, receiving this year’s “I Am Hip-Hop Award” for his run as one of Hip-Hop’s top artists for two decades. Watch all the performances below.

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T.I.’s tenth studio album The Dime Trap debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, moving 30k units. Now that the project has been out for over a week, the Grand Hustle CEO continues the campaign by releasing a music video for “The Weekend.” Directed by Kid Art, Tip and Young Thug end up with the last laugh as a group of gun-toting women try to stick up the Atlanta rappers. Watch the story unfold below.

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With his Poison album arriving on November 2, Swizz Beatz is is on a promo run to spread the word surrounding his new project. The hitmaking producer and French Montana paid a visit to HOT 97’s Funkmaster Flex Show this week, where they hit the airwaves to kick a freestyle. The two Bronx natives get some verses off over Big Daddy Kane’s “Young, Black, and Gifted.”

Swizzy and French would end their appearance by previewing a new track they’ve recorded together. Watch it all below.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! has invaded New York City for their five-episode Back To Brooklyn residency this week. To kick off the first show on Monday (Oct. 15), the late-night show delivered an epic moment with musical guest Eminem. To promote the new Marvel film Venom, Slim Shady performed the title track for the film’s soundtrack (which also appears on his No. 1 album Kamikaze) atop the iconic Empire State Building. Filmed primarily with a Google Pixel 3, watch the thrilling performance that includes a skit from Eminem and comedian Guillermo below.

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Daniel Caesar finds inspiration from a night out at the strip club on his new song, “Who Hurt You?.” On Monday (Oct. 15), the Grammy nominated singer posted a “Missed Connections” ad on Craigslist, looking for a “Voluptuous beauty” in a blonde wig he encountered at Atlanta’s famous Follies. The meeting inspired the Toronto star to record the slow-winding, soothing record that features additional vocals from T-Pain. Produced by Jordan Evans & Matthew Burnett, get it on iTunes and stream it below.

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6LACK’s East Atlanta Love Letter sophomore album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart last month. After a video for the title-track with Future, the Atlanta crooner is back with a visual for another standout off the album. In “Pretty Little Fears,” 6LACK and Cole World find themselves side-by-side before trailing off into their own scenes where they spit game to their beautiful significant others on-screen.

Khalid, and Offset of the Migos also make appearances on the album, out now.

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Future and Juice WRLD have been spending a lot of time in the studio over the past few months. The Freebandz rapper and rising Chicago crooner give fans a taste of whats coming with their new record, “Fine China.” A mid-tempo and melodic track produced by Wheezy, Juice WRLD handles the first half and hook duties with Future coming in with a verse towards the latter half. Out on iTunes and all streaming services now, hear “Fine China” below.

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