Hip Hop Beats: JAY-Z, Rick Ross & More!


JAY-Z’S ‘REASONABLE DOUBT’ NOW AVAILABLE ON STREAMING SERVICES: According to Complex, JAY-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, will now be available on YouTube Music Premium, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Napster, Pandora, Tesla, Slacker and of course, TIDAL. The album, however, is not on Apple Music or Spotify. Krystian Santini, president of Equity Distribution, said in a statement, “Reasonable Doubt is one of the preeminent albums in history and we're thrilled to distribute this classic body of work to music lovers worldwide. This is a landmark milestone for Equity Distribution and we look forward to continuing to expand our platform and collaborate with talented artists from different backgrounds.” 

RICK ROSS ADDRESSES NICKI MINAJ: Rick Ross has explained why he referenced Nicki Minaj in his record, “Apple Of My Eye.” During a recent radio interview, he explained, “If somebody went in to meet Obama with you, she is a keeper until you find out otherwise. Me personally, she was around me a few times. But other than that she was a huge talent but she was playing a very important position at the time. She was in between Meek and Drake at the time. And what she don't know and what she may not understand coming from a big homie like myself, playing that position that was a very fragile role and it would be very easy to put that responsibility on her. But that ain't what I tried to make it to, but when I seen it go sour, it's easy to assume she may have had something to do with that and if somebody tells you they didn't, they're lying.” 

YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN RELEASED FROM JAIL: Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again was released from jail on Thursday (August 15th), after serving 90 days for probation violations. According to Complex, following a shooting hat took place earlier his year in Miami Beach that lefe man dead, YoungBoy was sentenced to 90 days for probation violation. WAFB reports that he will be on house arrest for the next 14 months and is ordered to wear a GPS monitor — even during performances.