Hip Hop Beats: Gucci Mane, Trae Tha Truth & ScHoolboy Q!

GUCCI MANE ALLOWED TO PERFORM IN CANADA: Gucci Mane is reportedly allowed to perform in Canada, despite his prior convictions. According to TMZ, the rapper will be able to perform 10 different scheduled shows in Canada later this month. The site reports that the Canadian border is known for not allowing artists involved with any criminal activity into the county. As previously reported, Kodak Black had to cancel a number of shows last month following his border arrest.

TRAE THA TRUTH HELPING HOUSTON FLOOD VICTIMS TO SAFETY: Trae Tha Truth is continuing his humanitarian efforts by helping flood victims to safety in Houston. According to Complex, as of Tuesday (May 7th), Trae and his Relief Gang organization had trucks in the area to help rescue residents. In a video posted to social media, he said, "We know there's a lot of high water areas in the city of Houston right now. All it takes is a little bit of rain and everything turns chaotic . . . It's only day one and it's already starting to flood, so you can only imagine what it's going to be like the next few days." The Houston Chronicle reported that the rainfall between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 1 a.m. Wednesday (May 6th) was estimated to be as high as "more than 12 inches" in some areas, including Sugar Land. Complex reports that the water has caused widespread power outages and blocked roads, with additional flooding likely due to the expected arrival of more storms.

SCHOOLBOY Q SPEAKS ON MAC MILLER’S DEATH: ScHoolboy Q has opened up about the loss of Mac Miller. During a recent conversation with Lenard "CTHaGod" McKelvey aka Charlamagne tha God while promoting his new album, CrasH Talk, Q broke down into tears when speaking on his friend, Mac Miller. The TDE rapper said, "Yeah, that Mac sh*t. To this day, I don’t understand how I can’t call my ni**a no more. Losing a friend to gang-banging is way different than losing a friend that’s an innocent little kid that’s super pure." Q also recalled their last conversation on FaceTime while he was in the studio. He said, "I played him CrasH Talk before he passed." He later said that he delayed the album, which was originally due in November, because he was grieving. The rapper continued, "Man, that’s my ni**a. I got memories with that ni**a, bruh. I can never write a song…" before walking away as he wiped away tears.