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Fans Think Jeremih Got A Body Double To Perform For Him After Tensions With PND

Did Jeremih enlist an imposter to perform in his place last night in Houston? Attendees seem to think so. The news comes along with reports of tensions between Jeremih and PartyNextDoor.

Approaching the year’s end, artists are having a tough time on the road. It all started with Kanye West’s troubling onstage rants over the course of a few “Saint Pablo” shows. He aborted a show in Sacramento after particularly frantic speech regarding his frayed relationship with Jay Z and Beyonce, and within the next two days, the entire tour was cancelled and he was admitted to the hospital for an exhaustion-induced state of psychosis. The other day, Alabama rapper Yelawolf suffered an onstage meltdown and soon cancelled the rest of his tour. Now, Jeremih is the latest artist to fall victim to the hardships of tour life.

On Tuesday night (Nov. 30), Jeremih performed in his native Chicago on the “Summer’s Over” tour with PartyNextDoor. His opening performance concluded with him throwing the mic, yelling “fuck y’all” to the sound crew, and storming off the stage. He later told his fans that he was not angry with them but with the organizers of the show, writing, “It’s sad people will take your money and blatantly make it seem like I only want to do 2 songs.”

The tour hit Houston last night (Dec. 1), and Jeremih’s opening set was, once again, controversial. Or, better put, fans were upset with the performance put on by the man who came out before PartyNextDoor. Most of them believe it was not Jeremih but an imposter or a body double.

Red Bull TV To Release New Documentary About “What Happened To Charles Hamilton?”

Look out for a new documentary dropping tomorrow about Charles Hamilton & his wild ride in the music industry.

It’s safe to say Charles Hamilton has had himself quite the series of highs & lows in the music industry over the past few years, from his meteoric rise & fall a couple years ago to his resurgence last year, the Harlem rapper has been through it all. But unfortunately as of late, he’s once again disappeared from the game for some reason, and one question remains on everyone’s mind… “What’s happened Charles Hamilton?”

Well luckily for fans, Red Bull TV is about to release a new documentary on December 2, aka tomorrow, called “Faultlines,” and it dives deeper into the question of that everyone is wondering. On Tuesday, Red Bull announced the upcoming Fred Scott-directed film by way of a new trailer, which follows Charles around for a full year as he re-enters the industry, and details his come up, and personal struggle that essentially made him leave the game.

“It was so important for me to share my story right now,” says Hamilton. “I’m grateful to my family for intervening because I didn’t want help. I just wanted to create in my room in the dark. I have a newfound passion in advocating for artists, young people and other men of color that may be unsure of beginning the process toward wellness. I want to make an impact in this world, whether that’s through my music or my life’s story.”

15 Rappers Who Have Shouted Out Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner gets a lot of shout-outs from the world of hip hop.

21 Savage has been pretty vocal about Kylie Jenner over the last little while, but he hasn’t been the only rapper shouting out Jenner on or off record. We’ve collected some memorable quotes and social media posts from a variety of artists that all have one thing in common — Kylie.

From Nicki Minaj to Kevin Gates, everyone seems to have Kylie’s name on the tip of their tongue these days. Whether it’s a crush, some general praise or a punchline, rap seems to be a bit obsessed right now. Click through the galleries to see 15 artists who can’t help but talk about this massively popular woman.

Kodak Black Released In Florida, Moved To South Carolina To Face Sex Charge

Kodak Black was released from jail in Florida and extradited to South Carolina, where he is set to begin a trial for sexual battery.

Kodak Black has been released from the St. Lucie County jail, though he isn’t yet a free man, reports the Sun Sentinel. Instead, he has been extradited to South Carolina and placed in the custody of the state’s deputies, as he now faces a sexual battery charge stemming from an alleged incident in Florence, SC in early February.

Kodak’s name, Dieuson Octave, can be found on the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s release report, which states that the young emcee was released on Monday (Nov. 28) at 3:13 PM ET. “It does say that has been turned over to South Carolina via the Florence County Sheriff’s Office,” says Bryan Beaty, head of the Public Office of Information at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, in response to an inquiry about Kodak’s release.

Kodak was arrested in April after being involved in a high-speed police chase. He was released on bail the next day, though he was sent back to jail a month later due to outstanding warrants from 2015. In August, a judge decided to place Kodak on house arrest, after being convinced — in part by the lawyers of Atlantic Records — to forego a potentially lengthy jail sentence, due to the promise of his music career. Right before his scheduled release, though, two more warrants were discovered — a misdemeanor drug charge in St. Lucie County as well as the aforementioned sex charge in South Carolina.

After pleading no contest to the drug charge, he has now served his misdemeanor sentence in St. Lucie County. He now must remain in South Carolina, where he will presumably begin his sexual battery trial.

Kodak’s lawyers seem to be pleased with their client’s transfer to South Carolina. “We are firmly convinced that he will be vindicated in that charge and shortly be set free,” said attorney Gary Kollin, based in Fort Lauderdale. “He’s looking forward to getting to South Carolina so he can go on with his life and career.”

As of now, the details of Kodak’s confinement in South Carolina are unclear, though his team is confident that he is one step closer to achieving his freedom.

Watch Soul Train Performances From Erykah Badu, D.R.A.M., Brandy, Sisqo & More

Highlights of this year’s Soul Train Awards included Brandy’s “Lady of Soul” performance, a Dru Hill reunion, the soul cypher, and a rendition of “The Waters” by Anderson. Paak and BJ The Chicago Kid.

The recording of the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards aired earlier tonight (Nov. 27), after the ceremony had been held earlier this month (Nov. 6) in Las Vegas. The award winners were unveiled with tonight’s broadcast, and Beyonce won a few of the major categories, while Drake came away empty-handed despite leading all artists with 12 nominations. Those who tuned in also got to witness a number of exciting performances. Brandy was given the Lady of Soul achievement award, and she complemented the accolade with a performance of some of her classic tracks. Her medley included “I Wanna Be Down,” “What About Us,” and “Top of the World,” for which she was joined by the man who featured on the ’98 single, Bad Boy rapper Ma$e.

Teddy Riley, the singer, songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and overall icon of hip-hop and R&B, was the recipient of the Soul Train Legend award, and he performed alongside many of his most esteemed collaborators, including Guy, Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, and more. The award show also included the onstage reunion of Dru Hill. The R&B group performed 1996’s “Tell Me” as well as “Thong Song,” the biggest hit released by its lead singer, Sisqo.

In terms of contemporary songs, Erykah Badu — the host of this year’s show — joined D.R.A.M. on stage for “Wifi,” their collaboration off the Virginia artist’s new album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., and Anderson. Paak and BJ The Chicago Kid performed “The Waters,” off Paak’s January album, Malibu.

Staff Picks Playlist

HNHH’s weekly round-up of our favorite tracks of the week.

 

Hip-hop fans, before we let the music take us away on this Friday night, let’s say a prayer for Kanye West, who, instead of spending the holidays with his young family, is in the hospital (allegedly) due to a state of psychosis induced by high levels of stress and exhaustion. Understandably so. Could anyone live a life of such vast ambition, under such constant scrutiny, and maintain his or her sanity? Yes, his ego has proven to be too big for his own good many times over, but through it all, he’s never let his lust for greatness drown out his love for humanity. Now it’s time to send some love back his way.

After paying your respects, let’s celebrate the great state of hip-hop with another finely curated weekly round-up playlist, courtesy of the HNHH staff. This week’s edition brings together a nice mix of new material from artists both young and seasoned, and sounds both smooth and stirring. There are two tracks off the new joint tape from Lil Uzi Vert and Gucci Mane, one produced by the certified legend Mannie Fresh and the other by C Note, who’s on his way to achieving the same status. Elsewhere, you’ll find a smooth-sailing track from the Jet Life family, fascinating vocal textures from Kweku Collins, and another trigger-happy collab involving the unavoidable 21 Savage. The playlist ends with a deep, deep remix effort from Dej Loaf, who, to our delight, decided to try out a Heavy D production from an ’05 Beanie Sigel album.

Stream the playlist and check out each staff member’s picks below.

Angus Walker: Smoke DZA & Pete Rock feat. Rick Ross “Black Superhero Car”; Lil Uzi Vert & Gucci Mane “Blonde Brigitte”

Kevin Goddard: Lil Durk feat. 21 Savage “Shooter 2x”

Danny Schwartz: Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy “Family Business”; Noname, Saba, Chelsea Reject & Phoelix “Counterfeit”

Zakk Feig: Sylvan LaCue feat. Rayana Jay

Rose Lilah: Lil Uzi Vert & Gucci Mane “Today”

Carver Low: Kweku Collins “jump.i”; Madeintyo feat. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Nast “I Want (Remix)”

Trevor Smith: Dej Loaf “In the Air (Remix)”

Judge Rules Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Competent To Stand Trial

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Dylann Roof, the primary suspect in the Charleston Shooting, has been deemed by U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel mentally competent enough to stand trial for his crimes. This decision comes after Roof’s lawyers argued that the accused was not mentally capable of understanding the charges laid against him.

Roof is accused for the racially-motivated murder of nine black worshippers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015. Before taking out a gun and firing multiple shots, the killer spent a full hour in the church at a bible study session. Roof reportedly told the three people he left alive that they should tell the world he committed the crimes because he hates black people. If convicted, Dylann Roof may face the death penalty for his crimes.

Erykah Badu Says She’s Working On A Collab EP With D.R.A.M.

It looks like Erykah Badu & Big Baby D.R.A.M. are working on a forthcoming EP.

Last month, Erykah Badu teamed up with D.R.A.M. for the record “WiFi,” off his highly anticipated debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M., but it turns out that’s not all the two have been working on. During a recent interview on the RapRadar podcast this week, Erykah confirmed that her & D.R.A.M. are working on a collaboration EP, which “Wifi” was originally intended for first.

“’Wifi’ is actually a part of our EP. But we using it for his album right now, but we’re doing an EP together.” Badu says.

While no other information was revealed on the project, Erykah did go on to give her praises of D.R.A.M., even going as far as to say she was “intimidated” when working in the studio with him. “I was intimidated. He has something very special. You know the way he writes, the way he performs, the way he fills the room with his presence.”

Justin Bieber Punches Spanish Fan In The Face

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Last night in Barcelona, Justin Bieber socked a fan in the face.

Canadian superstar Justin Bieber had to take matters into his own hands last night, as a crazed fan in Barcelona attempted to get a grab at Bieber through the window of his car. In video obtained by TMZ, Bieber can be seen punching a Spanish fan through the open window of his car, after the fan sticks his hand into Bieber’s car.

Following the punch, Bieber’s car disappears into the night, but the fan can be seen running amok, shocked at what has transpired. His mouth was bleeding following the altercation, proof that Bieber knows how to pack a punch need be.

Fetty Wap – Zoovier [New Mixtape]

Surprise! Fetty Wap drops off the new mixtape “Zoovier.”
Well look what we have here. With little to no warning, Fetty Wap decides to treat fans to a brand new mixtape tonight called Zoovier

Laced with 19 tracks in total, the follow up to this Summer’s Money, Hoes & Flows tape with PnB Rock features guest appearances from the homie Monty, Bricc Baby, Trouble, 21 Savage, and many more. It’s being led by the previously heard singles “Better” & “Late Night Jawn” which both dropped earlier this week.

Stream/download the tape now, and keep your eyes peeled for details on his highly anticipated sophomore album to surface soon as well.

Tracklist
01. My Wrist
02. To The Moon (Feat. Monty)
03. Shit I Like (Feat. Monty)
04. Shorty
05. Instant Friends (Feat. Monty)
06. Priceless (Feat. Khaos)
07. Dont Love Me (Feat. Monty)
08. Hate You
09. She Know (Feat. J. Porshea)
10. Island Boyz (Feat. Drebo & Monty)
11. Gucci (Feat. Trouble)
12. We The Shit (Feat. Monty)
13. Strappped Up Shawty (Feat. Bricc Baby)
14. Island On my Chain
15. King Zoo (Feat. 21 Savage)
16. Friends (Feat. Juugman & 4K Tayy)
17. Bad Lil Bitch (Feat. Lil Joe)
18. Blue Band Weirdo
19. Late Night Jawn