Hip Hop Beats: Dr. Dre, Juicy J, Kanye West & More!
KANYE WEST GOES OFF ON NEW TY DOLLA $IGN SON 'EGO DEATH': Kanye West is featured on Ty Dolla $ign's new song "Ego Death," which also features FKA Twigs, & Skrillex. On the song, Kanye raps about activism. He said, "All these halfway movements need a whole lot improvement." He also rapped about the Grammys, saying, "Showin' up to the Grammys mad, tryna win something we already had."
JUICY J WANTS TO BATTLE DR. DRE: Juicy J took to Twitter to reveal that he'd like to do a VERZUZ battle with Dr. Dre. He wrote, "I wanna do a Verzus battle wit Dr Dre no cappuccino." Dre hasn't responded but in a previous interview, when asked if he'd do a battle with Diddy, he said, "I don't know if this thing right here that you guys are doing is for me…"
21 SAVAGE LAUNCHES FREE ONLINE FINANCIAL PROGRAM FOR YOUTH: 21 Savage is set to launch a free online financial literacy education program for young people who are sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The rapper announced his Bank Account At home initiative yesterday (July 1st). The program will include a partnership with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free WiFi and tablets for undeserved students in the city. He said in a statement, "I feel like it's important more than ever to give our next generation the tools to succeed in life."
OFFSET COUNTERSUES BABY MAMA SHYA L'AMOUR FOR CUSTODY OF THEIR DAUGHTER: According to Bossip, Offset has countersued his baby mama Shya L'Amour aka Nicole Algarin over access to their five-year-old daughter. The rapper denied Algarin's allegations that he has sporadically provided child support and has demanded joint physical custody. Offset has admitted that he is the girl's father and wants her last name changed to his. In the court docs, he also revealed that he's relocated to California for work and that he and Algarin should be responsible for providing financially for the child.
GUCCI MANE APOLOGIZES TO ATLANTIC RECORDS: Gucci Mane has revealed that he will not be going independent and his apologized to his record label Atlantic after calling them racist. He wrote via Twitter, "I'm not going independent but so respect those who go that route I apologize for my rude harsh language lately I'm a do better #1017/Atlantic."