Hip Hop Beats: Drake, Meek Mill, Wu-Tang Clan & More!
DRAKE GAVE EMPLOYEES $100 EACH, NOT $20K: Reports surfaced on Wednesday (January 30th) that Drake reportedly gave two McDonald’s employees $20,000. According to The Jasmine Brand, that information was not accurate. Despite an onlooker saying they witnessed Drake give the two employees $20,000 in cash, CNN entertainment reporter, Chloe Melas, tweeted that she reached out to the public relations firm representing McDonald’s to inquire about Drake’s act of kindness. Melas tweeted, "I’ve just confirmed with the PR company who represents @McDonalds that @Drake did not tip $10,000 to the employees he gave them $100 each."
MEEK MILL STOPPED BY POLICE IN JAMAICA FOR A PHOTO: Meek Mill had a run-in with the police in Jamaica, but only to get a photo with him. According to Rap-Up, Meek was in Kingston, Jamaica when he was stopped by officers. Following a visit at the strip club with friends, Meek and his crew were pulled over by local police, who were looking to take a picture with him. In a video posted on Instagram, the rapper — who appeared to be in shock, said, "Y’all pulled us over and y’all said ya’ll want a picture? We scared of police. Y’all gon’ pull us over? We thought we gettin’ locked up."
WU-TANG CLAN’S RZA AND GHOSTFACE KILLAH PRODUCING HORROR FILM BASED IN STATEN ISLAND: According to Deadline, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Ghostface Killah have joined forces to produce a suspense horror thriller about growing up in the Staten Island housing projects. The film, which is titled Angel of Dust, is said to be inspired by true stories of what took place in the neighborhood where Wu-Tang members grew up. The film will be directed by RZA, while the story was created by Ghostface and longtime manager, Caruso. The Wu-Tang Clan will also provide the soundtrack, which will produced by Ghostface and Caruso.
VIC MENSA HELPS THE HOMELESS IN CHICAGO DURING ARCTIC BLAST: Vic Mensa has teamed up with his Save Money Save Life Foundation, as well as Healthy Hood Chicago to gather winter essentials for the less fortunate. In a video uploaded to Instagram, Mensa said, "Chicago, as you know, it’s cold as f**k right now what you may not be thinking about is those without a roof over their head to protect them from this weather. As the temperature drops to beneath 30 degrees in the next two days, people will die. My foundation is taking donations that are going to be used to feed 50 people three meals a day for the next two days while the weather is at its worse. Please, if you have the resources to we are accepting sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, food, and money. We have Venmo. If you have the possibility to, we need this help."
SOULJA BOY SIGNS DEAL WITH WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC: Is Soulja Boy having the biggest comeback of 2019? According to Complex, Soulja has announced a new deal with Warner/Chapell Music. The rapper shared a series of photos on Instagram and said, "It’s official I’m now signed to Warner/Chappell I’m the hottest rapper in the game facts."
A$AP ROCKY PRAISES SOULJA BOY: A$AP Rocky is giving Soulja Boy his just due. During a recent radio interview, Rocky said, "If it wasn't for Soulja Boy, ASAP Rocky probably wouldn't be around. It's not too far-fetched as me saying 'If it wasn't for Kanye and Pharrell I wouldn't be able to do what I do in fashion.’" He went on to explain that Soulja was influential regarding the way rappers built an audience and brand outside of their record label.