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L.A. Leakers Rewind: May 21st – May 28th

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TROY AVE CHARGED WITH MURDER

An unfortunate shooting broke out at T.I.’s concert in New York City earlier this week that lead to three shot and one murdered.

The man murdered was Ronald McPhatter, 33, a member of Troy Ave’s BSB entourage. McPhatter was an associate of Troy’s and also his personal trainer.

In a video released by the venue you can see Troy retaliating for the shooting of his deceased friend. Troy was later charged with attempted murder for shooting in an open club.

T.I. had nothing to do with the shooting and later released a statement on his socials that read:

Let’s hope senseless acts of violence like this don’t continue in the future.

GUCCI MANE RELEASED

For months hip-hop fans tweeted and sported shirts that read “Free Gucci.” This week the Atlanta rapper was released from a federal correctional facility in Terre Haute, Indiana, after serving roughly 39 months on weapons charges.

Guwop is known to be a workhorse and wasted no time getting back to work. In less than 24 hours of being free, he released a track titled “First Day Out Tha Feds,” which was followed up with a mixtape.

‘First Day Out Tha Feds’ the mixtape dropped last night at fittingly, 10:17 p.m. — an homage to the rapper’s 1017 Bricksquad label.

In just one day the mixtape was streamed over a million times! Good to see Gucci back out here. Stream the full mixtape below:

THE WEEKND & BELLY CANCEL APPEARANCE ON KIMMEL

Apparently YG and Nipsey Hussle aren’t the only two names in hip-hop that feel a certain way about Donald Trump. The Weeknd and Belly recently canceled their scheduled performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ because they didn’t want to be associated with the Republican delegate according to The Associated Press.

Both XO artists were in LA this week to record their performance for the song “Might Not” before learning Trump was going to be on the same episode causing them to pull out. Read Belly’s statement below:

“I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world — from religion to race,” Belly said in a statement. “I just didn’t want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don’t agree with.”

“I’m here on a campaign of positivity and love and to contribute what I can to music,” Belly continued. “I create songs people go to sleep and wake up to, songs that they fall in love to. For me, being Muslim and being somebody that appreciates my access here in America, I love the fact that I’m able to be here. To play my part in this business is a privilege and a beautiful thing. The fact that I could lose that ability through the actions of someone such as Donald Trump isn’t right to me. At all.”

Nice to see artists with their stature take a stance.

ALL THE WAY UP REMIXES

One of the hottest songs of the year is Fat Joe & Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up,” produced by Cool & Dre.

When a song is as hot as “All The Way Up” everyone wants to hop on the remix or spit something to it. This week Jay-Z dropped some solid bars over the instrumental for the “official remix.”

Jigga wasn’t the only one to spit bars over the cold beat as Meek Mill and Fabolous also had a remix of their own, followed by Jadakiss.

Listen to all the remixes below and tell us in the comments which one you think is best.

L.A. TO HOST SUPERBOWL

The last time the Superbowl was hosted in L.A. was 1980! This week it was announced that the city will be hosting the event in 2021.

That’s a major victory for a city that finally got a NFL team after a drought of over 20 years. It came as no surprise tho with L.A. being a major market and a very attractive city.

Can’t wait to take part in all the festivities and the full experience. It’s gonna be litty!

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Joey Bada$$ – “Devastated” (Audio)

Joey Bada$$ reminisces on feeling “Devastated” in his new single because he’d “never make it. The New York lyricist now sees he’s on the way to greatness on this uplifting track. Patience is a virtue.

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Watch 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne’s video for “Gotta Lotta” off of their collaborative project ‘Collegrove.’

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Tyga – “Cash Money” (Video)

Tyga is back with somewhat of a tribute to his former label on his new song “Cash Money.”

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Gucci Mane hasn’t even been out the feds for 24 hours yet and is already dropping new music. Within hours of being released Guwop tweeted the lyrics below and fans figured new music was on the way. Look out for his mixtape, ‘First Day Out Tha Feds’ dropping tonight at 10:17 pm.

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O.T. Genasis tagged his “OGs,” Lil Wayne and T.I. for the remix part 2 to his club smasher ‘Cut It’.

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Chance The Rapper displays the amount of support he has in the industry with a plethora of cameos in his video for “No Problem” off of his latest project, ‘Coloring Book.’ The soulful video showcases Chance frolicking with friends: DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Boosie Badass and more. Watch it above.

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Apparently YG and Nipsey Hussle aren’t the only two names in hip-hop that feel a certain way about Donald Trump. The Weeknd and Belly recently canceled their scheduled performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ because they didn’t want to be associated with the Republican delegate according to The Associated Press.

Both XO artists were in LA last night to record their performance for the song “Might Not” before learning Trump was going to be on the same episode causing them to pull out. Read Belly’s statement below:

“I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world — from religion to race,” Belly said in a statement. “I just didn’t want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don’t agree with.”

“I’m here on a campaign of positivity and love and to contribute what I can to music,” Belly continued. “I create songs people go to sleep and wake up to, songs that they fall in love to. For me, being Muslim and being somebody that appreciates my access here in America, I love the fact that I’m able to be here. To play my part in this business is a privilege and a beautiful thing. The fact that I could lose that ability through the actions of someone such as Donald Trump isn’t right to me. At all.”

Belly is currently making runs to promote his upcoming project, ‘Another Day in Paradise’ dropping May 27th.

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New visuals from DJ Drama for “Wishing”, featuring Chris Brown, Skeme, and Lyquin.

Anderson.Paak and T.i. performed a remix of “Come Down” off Anderson’s latest project ‘Malibu‘ on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night.