Hip Hop Beats: Kanye West, Mac Miller, Drake & More!
KANYE WEST APOLOGIZES AFTER BEING CALLED OUT BY ‘CHER’ ACTOR: Jarrod Spencer of the musical, The Cher Show, called out Kanye West for being on his phone during the play. According to Complex, Kanye and Kim Kardashian attended the show on Broadway. Spencer tweeted to Kanye, "Hey @kanyewest so cool that you’re here at @TheCherShow! If you look up from your cell phone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here. It’s opening night. Kind of a big deal for us. Thanks so much." In a tweet, which has since been deleted, Kanye replied, "To Cher and the Cher show team the dynamics of Cher and Sonny’s relationship made Kim and I grab each other’s hand and sing ‘I got you babe’ please pardon my lack of etiquette. We have so much appreciation for the energy you guys put into making this master piece." MAC MILLER’S FAMILY IS TRYING TO DETERMINE HIS NET WORTH: Complex has reported that Mac Miller’s family is seeking assistance in determining the late rapper’s net worth. On November 26th, the estate filed documents asking a judge to "appoint a probate referee who can appraise the assets of Miller’s estate, including cash, real estate and personal property." The site reports that the appraiser will be able to help the family determine how much money was left behind, how much he still receives in royalties and what his name and likeness is now worth following his death. Once an estimate is determined, the family will be able to figure out what will go to Miller’s beneficiaries, which includes his brothers and parents. Mac Miller died of an accidental overdose on September 7th. DRAKE IS SPOTIFY’S MOST STREAMED ARTIST: Drake has been named Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2018 globally. According to Rap-Up, he has 8.2 billion streams in 2018 alone. Scorpion and "God’s Plan" were the most streamed album and song of 2018. In other news, Drake has also topped Billboard’s Top Artist of 2018 list. Billboard reports that he is the "first rap act to be the overall top artist of the year since 2005, and just the third rap artist to lead the category." LIL PUMP DETAINED IN DENMARK: Lil Pump was detained in Denmark after being accused of taunting the police. As a result, he was forced to cancel his show in Finland. According to TMZ, sources close to the rapper said that he was detained for an "unknown reason" on Tuesday (December 4th). Apparently, Pump’s crew was told that someone in his group was holding on to something illegal, which was the alleged reason they were detained. However, as the rapper and his team were being taken to the police station, Pump hopped on Instagram Live and was seen flipping off the officers. When the police found out about his actions, they decided to detain him longer. 6IX9INE’S ‘DUMMY BOY’ MIGHT REPLACE TRAVIS SCOTT AS NO. 1 ALBUM: According to Rap-Up, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s album, Dummy Boy, appears to have risen to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, bumping Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD to No. 2. Billboard announced that ASTROWORLD was No. 1, selling 71,000 equivalent album units ahead of Dummy Boy with 66,000 units. However, a rep from Nielsen Music, who tracks sales, said, "Our team has done a deep dive and found the cause of the initial discrepancy. We’ve since then reprocessed the jobs necessary and re-finalized the charts. As a result, 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy will be moving to #1… Our team is working quickly to identify the root cause of this discrepancy to ensure that we get it right the first time."