When Will The 2020 Summer Jam Take Place?
Hip Hop News 4.21.20 – Originally slated for June 6, 2020, the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam event has been pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The one day festival which brings together top Hip Hop and R&B artists to New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, is will announce a new date in the near future.
“Right now, the health of our community is our number one priority. Due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to move #Hot97SummerJam to a later date. We’re looking forward to celebrating our 27th year of Summer Jam with you as soon as it is safe to do so!,” statement released on Hot 97’s Instagram.
Exclusive Listen For 420 Day, ‘Roll Model’ (4.20.20)
Jersey native and one of Hip Hop’s newest stars, Roll Sumthin’, released ‘Roll Model’ in celebration of 420 day.
The album available via his official SoundCloud account, will only be up for today. Officially to be released on all streaming platforms within a week. “I chose to keep it up for today just for the fans who celebrate the unofficial holiday,” said Roll Sumthin’.
“It’s an album that took me a year to live & create. I just wanted to give some good vibes on a day that has been synonymous with good vibes. I feel like this is my unofficial holiday and I wanted to take everyone’s mind off the madness going on outside,” Roll Sumthin’ tells O4L Online.
Rapper Game’s Royalties Have Been Seized! (4.18.20)
In the fall of 2019, Hip Hop artist The Game failed to appear in court as he was accused of sexually assaulting Priscilla Rainey back in 2015. The no show resulted in the default judgment of 7.1 million dollars.
Rainey had yet to be paid even with an order from the court who warned The Game to pay up the 7 million dollars via his royalties from eOne or Sound Exchange.
Failing to comply, The Game’s royalties have been seized much to the delight of Priscilla Rainey who took to Instagram earlier in the month stating that her “stimulus” money was coming early.
The Adventures Of Huncho Jack: Quavo & Travis Scott (4.17.20)
New video released showcases video footage of Travis Scott and Quavo in studio, on stage performing, and various clips of the two artists kicking it.
With 173K subscribers, the 58 second clip purpose is to add to the subscriber total for YouTube channel Quavo Stuntin. Subscibing to the channel appears to be your ticket to what’s to come from Travis Scott and Quavo, one third of the Migos.
Ja Rule Says He Doesn’t Back Down (4.15.20)
After 50 Cent sent out a pair of Instagram posts responding and dissing Ja Rule for the Verzuz challenge, the former Murder Inc star responded back.
Taking it to Twitter, Ja Rule wrote, “I just wanna say that it’s all love from my side never scared to compete I was asked would I do a verzuz with 50 and I said of course I don’t back down lol… I stand by my catalog and the records I’ve written for others I LOVE HIP HOP… #fortheculture.”
50 Cent had the internet going crazy when he took the first shot by posting a photoshopped picture of Ja Rule sitting on the streets with the words “I Will battle 50 Cenbt for attention” written on a piece of cardboard, along with the caption of, “Stupid #fryfestival.” More on the story here.
Blame It On Baby (4.14.20)
After announcing on his Instagram on Monday (April 13) that new music was on the way, Dababy Tuesday morning revealed the cover for the new project.
Picture on the cover with an N95 mask, DaBaby caption the cover with, “BLAME IT ON BABY” THIS FRIDAY MF”, along with an CD emoji.
Hip Hop artist Lil Baby commented on the news with, “Let’s gooooooo in your voice.”
Boosie Badazz Shooting His Shot With Rihanna (4.13.20)
“Rihanna don’t want me, I’m tired of shooting Charlamagne. I done ran out of shots. I’m shooting air balls. And, I’m really attracted to this woman,” explained Boosie on the Breakfast Club. “She just don’t want no part of me.”
Boosie also revealed how he DM’ed Rihanna, multiple times. “Every time I get f***ed up I DM’ed her a couple of times. Paragraphs too. I ain’t talking no short shit. I’m trying to get through man.”
Did Rihanna ever applied? Well… no, but Boosie is still hopeful as he explained why. “She ain’t block me yet though, so that’s a good thing. So, she still like to look at me a little bit, I think. I think I still make her laugh.”
Nas Reacts To RZA Vs Premier (4.12.20)
With social distancing still in full effect, many have had made the most of this difficult times. Hip Hop’s latest battle is a prime example of that. Put together by hit producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, legendary figures in the genre went head on.
RZA and DJ Premier gave each other their best 20 produced songs, in an epic battle. The winner? Hip Hop.
One of Hip Hop’s best lyrists of all time expressed his apprecaition of the epic battle. “These Greats @djpremier and @Rza made the planet glow i bet they seen us a galaxy away. Y’all made it feel like a voyage, a excursion, into the streets into art and soul wow even had flashbacks of WBLS & KISS fm days for a min. Thank you two timeless Masterminds. Thank you @therealswizzz & @timbaland for makin the world better,” said Nas via Instagram.
50 Cent’s New Book, Tory Lanez Breaks Record (4.11.20)
As a reminder, 50 Cent‘s book titled ‘Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter‘ is available for pre-order. In what is being labeled as Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson most personal book ever, 50 opens up about his amazing comeback―from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman and cable’s highest-paid executive. More on 50 Cent.
Outlawz member, E.D.I. Mean is dropping his latest mixtape ‘O.G. Part 2: Classics In Sessions on May 1st. The mixtape will include the hit single ‘Roses’, inspired by Nipsey Hussle, and was accompanied the tribute music video for the late Kobe Bryant. More on E.D.I. Mean.
After breaking the record for most views ever on IG Live, Tory Lanez has now broken TikTok’s most viewed record. According to Tory Lanez he hit over 70,000 live views on Friday (April 10). Lanez took to Instagram to make the announcement and noted that the feat was accomplished with any twerking involved. More on Tory Lanez.
Lil Baby and Moneybagg Yo have dropped a new music video for their collabiration “No Sucker”. Directed by Keemotion, Lil Baby caption a clip of the video on Instagram by stating, “I Ain’t Stopping !!” More on Lil Baby.