13 Notable Writing Credits On Beyoncé's "Lemonade"
Any time an event album like Beyoncé's LEMONADE comes around, the writing credits usually get picked apart pretty quickly. Now that we've had a few days with the liner notes, there are definitely quite a few interesting takeaways, some more obvious and talked about than others.
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More
Beyonce released her sixth album in her usual surprise fashion tonight, as Lemonade appeared on Tidal after the HBO premiere of the "visual album" of the same name. Unsurprisingly, there is a vast array of mega-talented musicians behind Beyonce's latest work. Those who tuned in likely recognized the voices of Kendrick Lamar ("Freedom"), The Weeknd ("6 Inch"), and James Blake ("Forward").
Lil Yachty Is Teaming With Lil B & Soulja Boy For "Pretty Boy Millionaires 2"
If you're old enough to remember the golden age of swag rap, you're very familiar with the Pretty Boy Millionaires, the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx of the sub-genre. For those who don't know, or were unfortunately not paying attention to the movement, the project is a 2010 joint mixtape from Soulja Boy and Lil B, a high-energy, spontaneous collaboration that was often imitated but never replicated, but today, we've learned of plans for a potential sequel, though the message comes courtesy of swag rap-indebted newcomer, Lil Yachty.
The "Internet Rapper" Phenomenon
Since debuting in 2008, XXL's annual Freshman Class feature has had its fair share of questionable choices (such as Kidd Kidd appearing a full eight years after we first heard him on "Mrs. Officer") and flops, not to mention numerous omissions of rappers who've gone onto stardom. It's never exactly been considered a finger-on-the-pulse-type source for new talent, but rather a conversation starter and surface-level barometer for casual hip-hop hobbyists.
Behind The Beat: Mr. 2-17
Mr. 2-17 is Atlanta through-and-through, but despite being only 21 years old, he's not all that concerned with the music coming out of the region today. Hailing from the Eastside of the city known as Zone 6, the young artist grew up in the same area as rap icons like Future and Gucci Mane, but his obsession with ATL rap dates a little further back.
Soulja Boy Got His Gucci Face Tattoo Removed
Sometimes you just have to get a Christmas present for yourself. Soulja Boy decided to splurge on a laser tattoo removal last week, getting rid of his large Gucci forehead tattoo once and for all.
Hoverboard Scammers Swindle Soulja Boy Out Of $175,000
Much of Soulja Boy's Instagram comprises of photos/videos of the rapper zooming around his mansion on his hoverboard. He sells branded "Souljaboards" for $1,500 on his online store. According to a BuzzFeed News report, Soulja Boy has been scammed out $175,000 by hoverboard purchasers using fraudulent credit cards.
Stream Soulja Boy's "King Soulja 4"
Soulja Boy dropped King Soullja 4 this morning, one day ahead of schedule. The album comes just a week after he released his M & M: Money & Music mixtape and two years after he dropped the initial installment of the King Soulja series.
Soulja No Swiping: 6 Times Soulja Boy Stole Another Rapper's Flow
After much investigation, it has been confirmed: Soulja Boy is a swag-jacker. Some may say this is stating the obvious, as Soulja Boy has been incorporating other rappers’ flows into his music for many years. Just by simply typing in "Soulja Boy stole flow" on Twitter’s search bar, you can find dozens of accusations aimed at the "Crank That" rapper for swagger-jacking. However, not until recently, did it become truly apparent. In the past few months alone, Soulja has been called-out for stealing the flows of Big Sean, Future, and Young Thug; but the list goes deeper than that.
Nothing Was The Same: Ranking Drake's Remixes
With yesterday's remix of Fetty Wap's "My Way," we're getting that feeling that this summer's gonna be Drizzy season yet again. Drizzy had the most successful 2014 of anyone who didn't put out an album, and he did it by dropping impromptu remixes on the ever-fashionable OVO soundcloud. First, the TOPSZN boys bumped up Tinashe's "2 On" to level 6, and, then, weekdays were forever changed as he flexed his vocals to the max on iLoveMakonnen's "Tuesday."
Stream Soulja Boy's New Album "Loyalty"
It's been a busy week in hip hop album release news. Kid Ink's Full Speed came out, and big dogs like Lil Wayne and Fabolous announced that they both plan on releasing projects in the near future. There was also a Soulja Boy album released this week.
8 Rappers' Face Tattoo Evolution
Yesterday Lil Wayne showed off several new tattoos, all of which were on his face.
Gillie Da Kid Details Soulja Boy Beef
In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Gillie Da Kid has revealed the full story behind his beef with Soulja Boy, citing a photo that the latter posted on Instagram as being at the root of the problem.
Soulja Boy Charged With Gun, Weed Possession Stemming From January Arrest
By now, this may have slipped off your radars, but Soulja Boy was arrested in January for carrying a loaded gun, and the LAPD isn't as forgetful.
Paternity Test Proves That Soulja Boy Did Not Father 5-Year-Old Boy
Way back in December 2013, Soulja Boy found himself in the midst of a media frenzy when the rapper's ex-GF Diamond Shantaniece Mackey had claimed he was her son's biological dad. The case gained momentum when Mackey released a photo of her and Soulja (in the gallery above) around the time of her son's conception.
Soulja Boy And K. Michelle Beef On Twitter
A few weeks removed from Soulja Boy claiming he had relations with K. Michelle, the former "Love & Hip-Hop" star has denied the comments live on The Breakfast Club. “You can giggle on these nuts," said Michelle. "Let me tell you something, Soulja Boy, cause I know you’re gonna hear this. What you’re not gonna do is lie on my hot pocket. When I do something, I say I did it and that’s what it is. So that giggling… We don’t wanna giggle about that transgender in Atlanta. Giggle, giggle, now crank that. You don’t play when it comes to me and my hot pocket.
Soulja Boy Says He Inspired The "Every Single Chain" Line On Drake's "Started From The Bottom"
One of the most commonly cited, quoted and laughed-about Drake lyrics is the almost impossibly arrogant "I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house" in "Started From The Bottom." Ringing a little hyperbolic when rapped by Drizzy, the lyric seemed slightly out of character for the usually-relatively-humble rapper, and now we may know why: it was inspired by Soulja Boy.
Soulja Boy & Gillie Da Kid Threaten To Slap One Another On Twitter [Update: Soulja Boy Sends More Shots]
The other day, Gillie Da Kid posted an image to his Instagram, calling out rappers who wear fake diamonds. While the post seemed to be a fairly general casting of shade, the final hashtag in the rapper's caption pointed to one person in particular, where Gillie wrote, "N I Got 1 N I'm Lookin 4 U Niggaz!!!! #HideNseek #Ctfuuu #ImaCatchUniggaz #souljaboyassniggaz."
Gillie Da Kid Demands Apology From Soulja Boy
The ongoing beef between Gillie Da Kid and Soulja Boy reached a boiling point yesterday afternoon when the former took to YouTube, demanding an apology from the "Crank Dat" rapper. "You don't want me to slap blood in your mouth, nigga," Gillie said when questioned about social media disputes with Soulja. "You better go back on Twitter and say you sorry to the OG, nigga... I don't do publicity stunts. Man came on Twitter and said he'd slap me so I found that amusing 'cause considering that if you slap me, what hospital's going to put your fucking hands back on?"
Soulja Boy Defends Justin Bieber, Says He's Not Racist
Justin Bieber caught a scandal over the weekend, when footage of the Biebz at the age of 15 surfaced where the pop star used the n-word in a joke. Bieber has since issued a formal apology, which we posted yesterday, and now a Bieber friend, Soulja Boy, has come to his defense.