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News is breaking out of Atlanta that Southern rapper Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker has passed away at the age of 40.
Shawty Lo biggest hit record was 2007’s “Dey Know.” He won Rookie Of The Year at the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Beyonce and Jay Z are reportedly planning to hold a charity gig next month.
The music power couple are set to perform at the event alongside Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill and Lil Wayne at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 15.
Rapper Kanye West has confirmed reports he and Drake are working on a new album together.
Back in August, a billboard featuring the logos of the two Hip-Hop superstars’ respective record labels, GOOD Music and OVO Sound, emerged in Los Angeles, leading fans to believe a potential collaboration was in the works.
New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne will now be taking his musical talents to the sports world, by recording the track “No Mercy,” as the theme song for ESPN commentator Skip Bayless’s new show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.
The Hip-Hop star is also slated to make a guest appearance on the new television show, which features Bayless in tandem with NFL legend and hall of famer Shannon Sharpe.
Lil Wayne has developed quite a relationship with Bayless.
The rapper has made frequent appearances on ESPN shows with the commentator in the past.
It has been 3 years since Detroit-born rapper Danny Brown dropped his last album Old. Brown is set to return with a new body of work titled Atrocity Exhibition.
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Brown to get more information about his forthcoming project. The “When It Rain” rhymer suggested Atrocity Exhibition is the first real representation of his true aesthetic.
DJ Whoo Kid and G-Unit’s The Lost Flash Drive mixtape is on the way. The project was delayed because some tracks had to be re-recorded after a mixing issue.
“Me and Tony Yayo stumbled across a hard drive at the G-Unit offices recently that contained lost music and lost footage from the G-Unit Radio Series,” says Whoo Kid. “Getting 50, Banks, Buck and Kidd Kidd on board to release these classics to the world, it’s just something for the fans to embrace.”
Earlier this month, Drake hinted he was working on a forthcoming film. The Toronto recording artist has now announced when that visual project will be available.
“Please Forgive Me a short film by Drake and Anthony Mandler featuring musical score by Noah ’40’ Shebib coming September 30th,” posted the “One Dance” singer on his Instagram page.
Over the last few years, numerous rap artists have emerged as part of the new generation of talent from Chicago. Among that class is G Herbo.
The 20-year-old Midwesterner appeared on Common’s 2014 LP Nobody’s Smiling, he gained significant buzz for his own 2015 mixtape Ballin Like I’m Kobe, and he was selected as a 2016 XXLFreshman.
Big Boi has announced that he and fellow Atlanta MC Killer Mike have a joint EP in the works.
Big Boi made the revelation in an interview with Spin magazine commemorating the 20th anniversary of ATLiens.