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The Bigger PictureCole Bennett has become the foremost music video director for a new generation of rap stars, all while the game’s lauded vets hit his line. As his Lyrical Lemonade empire flourishes, the pursuit of happiness reigns supreme.Words: Georgette ClineEditor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of XXL Magazine, on …
Pop Smoke was becoming a superstar when his life was cut short February 19, 2020. Although it was early in the game for him, the Brooklyn rapper left an imprint beyond his hoarse voice. The inviting and combative energy that he brought to the mic in addition to tracks like “Welcome to the Party” and …
Even after DaBaby had a nearly hour-long set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami last weekend, that didn’t stop his reflexes from shifting into high gear and preventing him from being hit by an inanimate object that he was launched on stage towards the end of his performance.On Sunday night (July 25), as the …
Pop Smoke scored consecutive No.1 albums.Sunday (July 25), Billboard unveiled the top 10 of their Billboard 200 charts and Pop’s second album, Faith, is at the head of the peloton, dethroning that of Olvia Rogrigo Acid LP, who had spent four non-consecutive weeks in first place. The late rapper’s posthumous second album managed to generate …
Kanye west pulled a Kanye and didn’t release his new Donda album on July 23, as promised. But it looks like ‘Ye is working on making the album by all means.Yesterday evening (July 24), TMZ reported that Yeezy had temporarily taken up residence at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the location of his big album listening …
If you are a hunter living in the Atlanta area, Boosie BadAzz may have a job for you.On Friday (July 23), Boosie took to Instagram to seek help from fans in rooting out the deer the rapper spotted getting too close to his house for comfort. “You know I always need something, don’t you? I …
Playboi CartiRolling Loud Miami Festival 2021’s performance seemed to leave many fans disappointed.The festival kicked off on Friday July 23, after a sabbatical year due to coronavirus closures. Playboi Carti was among those who took to the stage on opening day with A $ AP Rocky, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Ski Mask Mask The Slump …
Trippie redd ran into some issues at the Rolling Loud Miami Festival 2021 after jumping into the crowd during his set.After a sabbatical year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rolling Loud Miami Festival is back and in full swing. Friday (July 23) things started with Trippie redd being one of the artists to perform …