Hip Hop Beats: Cardi B & Kodak Black!

CARDI B FILES TRADEMARK FOR ‘BOCKTAILS’ TV SHOW: Is Cardi B hitting TV screens soon? According to TMZ, the rapper has filed a trademark for a television and Internet-based show called, Bocktails with Cardi B — a play on cocktails. According to trademark documents obtained by TMZ, Cardi’s application includes "entertainment services in the nature of providing ongoing episodes for distribution via television and the Internet featuring celebrities and artists." Cardi is also looking to trademark the "Bocktails" name on clothing, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, caps, footwear, skirts, pants, and shorts. She also plans to use the name for "alcoholic beverages, except beer and beverages containing beer."

KODAK BLACK DESCRIBES UPBRINGING IN ‘LOW INCOME’ NEIGHBORHOOD TO GET RELEASED EARLY: Kodak Black’s legal team has submitted documents, obtained by The Blast, which argue why a judge should allow the rapper to post a $500,000 bond and be released from custody after his arrest during Rolling Loud Music Festival. In the documents, Kodak explains, "Born on June 11, 1997, the boy who would become Kodak grew up in Golden Acres, a small, barracks like cluster of public housing originally built in the late 1940s to house farm workers." The rapper says that the community he grew up in "spans just over 80 acres and over 170 units," and just like other "low income housing tracts," and had major issues with crime and drugs. Kodak claims "People in his old neighborhood talk about a quiet little boy walking around with a notepad, constantly writing rhymes," which is very different from the way people view him lately. In addition to claiming that he is just a young boy trying to make it in the rap game, Kodak proposed a plan to keep him under constant supervision to make sure he attends his court hearings and stays out of trouble.