Author: Justin Grome
Young Leaf, an artist originating from suburbs of Pennsylvania recently spoke with us about his “Like No One” music video and how it wasn’t initially supposed to happen. Young Leaf had other plans to work on his music video for his other single “Come Thru” featuring D’ajah and D Kirk (KV). The meaning behind “Like No One” is learning from his mistakes because he feels like he never learns from them. We spoke with Leaf regarding the plot and he told us, “my friend kept telling me to ask this girl out on a date since he had a crush on her for three years”. When he finally had the courage to ask her out, Leaf was left heartbroken by a message that put him in a bad place for a few months. Every song he records has a meaning behind it, whether it be from his life experiences or situations he’s currently in.
There’s more meaning to the video than what was depicted. Leaf told us that he doesn’t want to speak about it because “it’s done and over with and I just want to move on to a different chapter in my life”. The “Like No One” music video is filmed, directed, and edited by Ajoutloud. The director, Ajoutloud, wanted Leaf to have emotion during this shoot because of the deep meaning behind it. Leaf and Aj teamed up to make a different vision come true compared to the other videos that they had done in the past year. When people watch the “Like No One” music video, Leaf wants them to know that everything will be fine and the things that we go through are just lessons. Leaf is also a basketball coach so he wants the younger generation to know that they should believe in themselves even if the majority do not support the things you do in life.
Author: Eugene Robinson
On April 26, Schoolboy Q will release his long awaited album “CrasH Talk” with many features that people look forward to such as Travis Scott, 6lack, Ty Dolla $ign, YG, 21 Savage, Kid Cudi and Lil Baby. Two songs that Q has recently released, “Numb Numb Juice” and “CHopstix” will both appear on the upcoming 14 track album as well. The rapper posted the cover art and the tracklist on Instagram for the project.
The cover art for the project shows a comic-book type animation of a man, who seems to be Schoolboy Q, wearing a black jacket with money imprinted on it while also wearing a brown paper bag around the person’s head. In the caption of this post, it says “New CHapter”. Many speculate that this album could be a continuation of where he left off on his last album, Blank Face LP.
Fans were hoping for this follow up album to drop in 2018, but Q said that he was going to postpone until a later date. While performing at a concert in September, he revealed why he was pushing the date back - because of the death of Mac Miller.
Author: Kailey Carty
One of the largest rap feuds is now squashed!
Machine Gun Kelly has been feuding with Eminem and G-Eazy for well over half a decade. Their beef goes back as far as 2012 when MGK posted a tweet about Eminem involving his daughter. “Ok so I just saw a picture of Eminem's daughter... and I have to say, she's hot as fuck, in the most respectful way possible cuz Em is king", he wrote. In 2015 during an interview, he even blamed Eminem for being blackballed by various radio stations following the tweet.
In 2018, it was suspected that Halsey and MGK had a fling around the time of her and G-Eazy’s breakup, but the pictures provided as evidence were years old and held no credibility. Soon after the rumors regarding Halsey and MGK’s alleged relationship were shut down, MGK tweeted "Holy shit just be yourself homie," supposedly aimed at G-Eazy after revealing his new blonde hair at the ESPY Awards.
Later in August last year, Eminem dropped his album Kamikaze where he directly addressed MGK’s tweet about his daughter Hailie in his song “Not Alike”. “And I’m talking to you but you already know who the fuck you are, Kelly. I don’t use sublims and sure as fuck don’t sneak-diss, but keep commenting on my daughter Hailie.” At the end of the same month, both Eazy and MGK dropped tracks brutally dissing each other, totally confirming much of the aforementioned connections, such as MGK’s tweet about Eazy’s hair and his relationship with Halsey. Their beef has only continued to snowball over the past year until Eazy and MGK recently performed together at a nightclub in Las Vegas. Eazy invited MGK on stage with him to perform “Loco”. Eazy and MGK posed for pictures together, one of which MGK posted on his Instagram following the show. They, with Eminem, had reportedly talked over their beef backstage before the show and made amends.
Halsey is reportedly pleased with their reconciliation as she dislikes the beef that occurs so often between artists in the rap industry. Whether their pacification was the result of true remorse or for the sake of their careers, the world may never know, but hopefully in the future other artists will learn from their example and focus on cultivating their own success rather than distracting themselves with others’ pettiness.
Author: Sean Sickler
Two juggernauts of the rap game, Drake and J Cole have been in the studio and are planning on releasing some new tracks together. During one of Drake's concert's on his "Assassination Vacation" in Europe, Drake brought out Cole to perform "Middle Child". After seeing the crowds reaction and the sheer amount of hype that rose when Cole came out, the two artists approached each other at the middle of the stage and put arms around each other. After going back and forth about how they're thankful for each other and how they've been killing the game, Drake goes on to say
"I can't wait to make some new music with you, I know we've been working, I can't wait" (as per XXL Magazine).
With many media outlets covering this, and fans going crazy speculating as to when the music is dropping, Drake took to the club the other day to play a snippet of a new track. With the video being taken down on almost every platform, it is hard to come by other than on leak pages. Drake has been steadily playing unreleased music in the club, since way back in February he was playing tracks that were not even on Skorpion. While in J Cole's hand, his fans are patiently waiting for his album "Revenge of the Dreamers III" which is a compilation of tracks that all the artists from Dreamville and than some have been working on.
Hearing a few snippets off of this album such as this one below:
With this project supposed to be dropping in April, Cole fans can expect some new tracks very soon. As on Drake's, little is known as to when some new heat is dropping so we can indulge our selves in his latest feature on Summer Walker's hit song "Girls Need Love Too". We will keep everyone updated on this topic, in hopes that there is some new bangers soon from these two hit artists.
Author: Justin Grome
Fast Car is here!
JT5K’s 2018 debut, YoursTruly he’s been staging what can only be described as an inspirational figure grabbing features from notable artists like John Cardiff from the Cardiff brothers duo then signing a management deal with Clonefluence. Being in his peak phase while playing Division 1 College basketball, JT5K releases his long awaited single “Fast Car,” after posting countless memes and snippets on social media while in the production phase.
Where his previous projects were punchy, “Fast Car” is glossy. His melodies mimic the piano plinks as his cadences trace their ridges. Before long, he’s lost in the blinding light of a fast car, making the best and finding his own little personal utopia.
Author: Sean Sickler
Rumor and confirmed reports has been going around since Saturday that Travis Scott, The Weeknd, and SZA have a song in the works for the final season of the TV show, Game Of Thrones. The confirmation reports have came from the media outlet, Pitchfork. All of these artists have worked together on their own singles and tracks, but never all three of them together. Providing the game with tracks like: "Love Galore" by SZA featuring Travis, "Wake Up" by Travis Scott featuring The Weeknd, and "Skeletons" also by Travis featuring The Weeknd.
With this dynamic trio supposably working on a track all together, let's hope that this comes along more often for other tv shows. Get ready for this banger, coming very soon.
Author: Sean Sickler
Schoolboy Q is back with yet another heater! After his release of the single, "Numb Numb Juice", Q released another track, but this time featuring the one and only, Travis Scott. After teasing this track on Instagram live, there was a huge hype built up by the rap community and especially the Travis Scott fans (the ragers as they call themselves).
Author: Sean Sickler
Late last night, many media outlets reported an update on the current hunt for the man who gunned down West Coast legend, Nipsey Hussle. The man that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has taken into custody is 29-year-old man, Eric Holder. Nipsey was killed in the midst of a triple shooting that happened late Sunday afternoon out front of Nipsey's own store.
This update has captivated many and is drawing more eyes into the chase for the man who actually took Nipsey's life. While many have their own conspiracy theories, we must pay respects to the family and friends of Nipsey Hussle . We will continue to keep everyone posted on the updates of the current status of the hunt for his murderer.
In the mean time, keep supporting him and his family by streaming his music and checking out the late artist's body of work. His family owns all of the masters for his music, so the money is solely going to his family.
Author: Sean Sickler
Kanye West has been working behind the scenes and bringing his Sunday service group to social media as of recently. Yeezus fans have been paying close attention to what Ye has been doing recently with his Sunday sessions with his "choir". Covering his own tracks, to well-known soulful tracks, and many different religious related songs are some of what they have been cooking up.
We first heard about this group way back when Kanye's next studio album, "Yandhi" was getting its released date pushed further back past November to an unknown release date now. There was rumors floating around the music scene that Kanye was starting the group, but it took to light somewhat recently. Bringing in the likes of Kid Cudi, Tony Williams, 070 Shake, and a few other large name soul artists. The group has been steadily delivering smooth covers to the songs and the visuals that we have seen from people recording the events are amazing.
Late last week, Kanye announced that he would be bringing this group to Coachella and performing covers and possibly new songs from Mr. West. Let's pay close attention to the concert which is scheduled for Easter Sunday at 9 A.M.
Check out one of the covers that they have done for Kanye's track "I Wonder" off of his studio album, "Graduation".
Nipsey Hussle was just shot in LA ... Clonefluence has learned.
Multiple sources tell us the rapper was gunned down Sunday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, south of the Crenshaw area. We're told he was at his clothing company called the Marathon Store. He opened the place back in 2017.
His condition is unknown at this point, but eyewitnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. Police and paramedics have swarmed the area and taped off the crime scene. Nipsey appears to have been receiving CPR on the scene as well. You can see an EMT working on him and doing chest compressions.
He even appeared to have tweeted right before the shooting, and alluded to "enemies." He wrote, "Having strong enemies is a blessing." Nipsey, the artist from the Crenshaw area of LA, is said to have ties to the Crips. That hasn't stopped him from working with artists who have rival gang affiliations. He's made music with both bloods YG and The Game previously.
He's released multiple mixtapes over the course of his 10-plus year career but just dropped his first studio album last year. It's called "Victory Lap" ... which got him a Grammy nod for Best Rap Album just a month ago. Nipsey lost out to Cardi B at the award show.
Nipsey's got four mixtapes under his belt dating back to 2005. He dropped 10 projects independently before releasing his debut album, which was distributed through his own record label, All Money In, and Atlantic Records.
5:12 PM PT -- Our law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Nipsey Hussle has died. He was 33 years old. He's survived by his two children and his girlfriend, Lauren London, with whom he just had a child in 2016.
4:32 PM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 3 people were shot at Nipsey's store, and one of those people just died at the hospital. It's unclear if that person is Nipsey. We're being told that one man fled in a vehicle after the shooting.