HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, YG follows The Game’s lead by calling out Tekashi 6ix9ine for talking reckless on social media. Also, Logic confirmed his divorce to his wife two years, Jessica Andrea, and Jeezy announced his next album will be last.
YG & The Game Challenge Tekashi 6ix9ine
The Game warned Tekashi 6ix9ine to cut the tuff shit out before its too late” under a throwback photo a fresh-faced 6ix9ine. YG followed-up on those threats with an Instagram video his own asking him, “Whats happening, Blood?
The controversial 6ix9ine isn’t phased though. He traded shots with The Game on social media and then appeared on The Breakfast Club saying he can go to any city he wants without checking in, including Houston and Los Angeles.
Read more about YG and The Game pressing 6ix9ine here.
Logic Announces Divorce
Logic decided to explain why he’s getting a divorce from his wife two years, Jessica Andrea. He made the announcement Twitter after TMZ reported he and his wife were headed towards splitsville. Joyner Lucas, his rival, even poked fun at the reported rumor before Logic confirmed it.
Apparently, there’s no bad blood and according to their prenup, Andrea is entitled to a payout.
Read more about Logic’s divorce here.
Jeezy Says “TM 104” Will Be His Last Album
Jeezy is the latest recording artist to announce his next album will be their last. On Thursday (March 22), the Snowman sent f a tweet saying TM104 will be his final LP.
Read more about Jeezy’s wrapping things up here.
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DXclusives: David Banner, Taz Taylor, Statik Selektah, Underground Report & SXSW Rap Rising
David Banner Reveals How He Recouped Over $100K Spent Making “The God Box”
It’s been almost a year since David Banner released The God Box and speaking with HipHopDX’s Kyle Eustice, Banner shares how he was able to make back what he spent creating the project. It wasn’t the album that generated the $100,000 spent to create it, but the actual “God Boxes” he sold on his website.
Each box was comprised a flag, a t-shirt, Hidden Colors 3, Black Friday, autographed copies The God Box (including, the chopped and screwed version), as well as stickers, pins and a copy Anthony Browder’s The Browder Files.
I spent over $100,000 to produce this album, Banner told DX. So, I had to take a break before I really concentrated on shooting videos and make some money back because Im still a businessman. Im not a fool. If the people arent going to move towards the movement, then I have to allow it to make money first. So, on DavidBanner.com, I created The God Boxes … And to be honest with you, The God Boxes initially sold more than the album did. I sold so many God Boxes that it literally paid for what I spent to record the album.
#DXHitList: The Taz Taylor Session
Taz Taylor is one the next breakout producers, and he’s coming into the game with a plan his own in the form Internet Money. Speaking with DX, the Florida producer curated a special #DXHitList playlist on Spotify for us and talked about the difference between industry producers and ones like himself getting placements with the likes Gucci Mane, Kodak Black, Trippie Redd and Lil Skies.
“Producers kinda envy us out here,” he says. “These industry producers that Ive met will spend 14 days to a month working on 10 beats to work on these sessions. We show up with 341 beats. They get jealous us because they cant compete. These artists go into other sessions buzzing about that shit.”
Statik Selektah Says Labeling New Music As “Old School” Is Bad For Hip Hop
DX caught up with Statik Selektah recently to discuss one his tweets saying how lamenting how certain types Hip Hop are labeled as “old school.” In his mind, this is a bad development.
“Its bad for Hip Hop when people try to label anything with soul or a raw element to it as 90s or old school,” he tells DX. “It creates a separation. It makes the young kids look at sampling music as dated.
Underground Report: 7 More Indie Hip Hop Songs You Need To Hear
DX’s Justin Ivey put together another list music artists that you should get into with his latest edition the Underground Report. It includes Warm Brew collaboration “Same Page” with Niko G4 and Ciscero’s GoldLink-assisted single “Function.”
Check out the full list here.
HipHopDX’s SXSW Rap Rising Showcase Proves Live Music Is Still King
DX brought fans the Rap Rising showcase at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas this year. Among those to rock our stage were Jay Park, Sherwood Marty, Lyric Michelle and Larry June.
If you weren’t able to make it the Rap Rising stage at SXSW, find out how each performance went down here.