Juelz Santana Reunites With His Kids After Prison Release

After spending the last year-and-a-half behind bars on weapons charges, Juelz Santana is officially a free man.

The rapper is celebrating his release from prison by taking control of his social media channels, sharing the moment he met his son Santana and posting the equally adorable moment when he reunited with his other kids.

“Free at last,” wrote the legend, wearing a slew of “Santana Free” merch. Clearly, he was ready for his return to the real world. In the pictures, he meets his son Santana in person, giving him a warm embrace in the car.

A second upload shows just how much Juelz missed his family, sharing more moments of him with his loved ones.

“I missed my family.. GOD is good,” wrote Juelz. He is seen giving a big hug to his daughter Bella Monroe and his son Juelz.

Juelz Santana was only expected to be released next year but after a hard push from his legal team amid the coronavirus pandemic, he was granted a release in August. Originally, he was supposed to be free last week but, as Kimbella noted, “some shit happened” and forced a delay.

Welcome home, Juelz. Enjoy your time with your family! Maybe now, he can get to work on that new collaborative tape with Lil Wayne *wink wink*.

Dizzy Dustin – “Bricks To Build”

Long Beach, CA based underground Hip Hop legend Dizzy Dustin (1/3 Ugly Duckling) releases his new hard-hitting single titled “Bricks To Build“.

Bricks To Build (single) by Dizzy Dustin

Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, & Sauce Money Went "From Marcy To Hollywood"

Yesterday, Jay-Z made a move to bolster his streaming catalog, moving to bring three beloved cult classics onto TIDAL for fans to enjoy. And while the trifecta isn’t technically new, it does feel appropriate to shine a light onto these deep Jigga Man cuts. Especially for those who have grown accustomed to hearing him labeled a GOAT without fully comprehending the scope of what he’s accomplished. Despite having no shortage of polished bangers to his name, the Sauce Money and Memphis Bleek assisted “From Marcy To Hollywood” is the epitome of raw rap music, pairing the emcees with a simple yet effective boom-bap beat.

“Old heads said I thought more like a soldier than a leader, In order to succeed I had to slow my speed up,” he reflects, in his opening bars. “Didn’t listen to stuff took another puff of the cheeba / They said believe us or not trust is something you earn, with every mistake you make back to us you return.” It’s cool to see Jay-Z speaking on his days as a hustler, without being so far removed as to feel like a “back in the day” type of reflection. For those who do have a TIDAL subscription, be sure to give “From Marcy To Hollywood” a listen, if only to experience some golden-age Jay-Z alongside two of his former collaborators, Memphis Bleek and Sauce Money.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

As a youth I used to hold the weed up
Old heads said I thought more like a soldier than a leader
In order to succeed I had to slow my speed up
Didn’t listen to stuff took another puff of the cheeba
They said believe us or not trust is something you earn
With every mistake you make back to us you return

Dizzy Dustin – “Bricks To Build”

Long Beach, CA based underground Hip Hop legend Dizzy Dustin (1/3 Ugly Duckling) releases his new hard-hitting single titled “Bricks To Build“.

Bricks To Build (single) by Dizzy Dustin

James Chatburn reminisces over “Jewellery And Gold”

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

“Jewellery And Gold” by singer/songwriter James Chatburn is a heartwarming track that explores the glamour life where the money is in abundance but deep down there are still lingering issues.

The record has a vintage soul texture with its smooth pads, lush guitars, and relaxing groove and of course Chatburn’s soul-gripping vocals. The singer delivers a solid performance as he visualizes a life without having to deal with financial issues and maybe all his troubles will fade away. It’s pretty relatable and will appeal to more than just fans of neo soul. Chatburn offers a fresh perspective on things and also gives us a nostalgic bop that we can all rock to in these crazy times.

Get it on Soundcloud. “Jewellery And Gold” is taken from his debut album ‘Faible’ 

 

 

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Dnoh The Human gifts us with 2 new beats “Exhausted”/”Phase 2” to rock to

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

Dnoh the Human is back at it again and now he gives us two new beats to consume as the midweek hits. The beats in question are “Exhausted” and “Phase 2.” Let’s take some time to examine them, shall we?

 

The first beat is titled “Exhausted” and it’s very calming. He makes use of an Oriental-Esque flute and slinky guitars layered over the rumbling trap drums. I also noticed that the 808s are not so prominent here hence it feels pretty different but it sure makes for a soothing and relaxing beat.

Get it on Youtube//Soundcloud

“Phase 2” is the second beat from Dnoh and this has a very ominous and cinematic feel. The drums are softer than the previous track while the dark synths and moody textures take center stage. The way he layered the sounds are quite engaging and again well structured and far from rowdy.

Get it on Youtube//Soundcloud

 

 

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42 Dugg Has Been Arrested

It seems as if every time a rapper begins to find commercial footing, the police come a-knocking. For Detroit rapper 42 Dugg, who has been steadily rising throughout the past few months, it would appear that his past is indeed coming back to bite him. TMZ reports that Dugg was arrested on Monday morning for an incident that transpired two months ago, when he reportedly fled police in a suburb near Detroit. According to Oakland County’s chief assistant prosecutors Paul Walton, police pulled over Dugg’s Chevy Tahoe at the beginning of June, only for the rapper to peel off and flee the scene.

42 Dugg

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The report indicates that the car was a rental, and cops proceeded to track it to a promoter. It didn’t take long for them to find out that Dugg was actually the promoter’s client, and surveillance footage later caught him physically driving the car in question. Once they managed to catch him, he was charged with the third-degree felony of fleeing a police officer. Despite being released on a $200,000 bond, Dugg was forced to wear an ankle monitor to ensure he doesn’t attempt to flee again. 

As of now, he’s facing up to five years in prison — though it’s unlikely he’ll be seeing such a hard sentence. He’s also at risk for a $1,000 fine and a suspended license should he indeed be found guilty. Dugg is scheduled to appear in court this week, where this one is expected to be resolved entirely. Check an eye out for further developments as they occur. 

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Dizzy Dustin – “Bricks To Build”

Long Beach, CA based underground Hip Hop legend Dizzy Dustin (1/3 Ugly Duckling) releases his new hard-hitting single titled “Bricks To Build“.

Bricks To Build (single) by Dizzy Dustin

Machine Gun Kelly Puts On A "Concert For Aliens" In New Pop-Punk Single

As we near the release of Machine Gun Kelly’s next album Tickets To My Downfall, the recording artist promised a couple of new songs for his fans this week. Still without a release date for the full-length body of work, the Ohio native is officially back with the first of the bunch.

Titled “concert for aliens,” the pop-punk record highlights the rapper’s move into a new world, fully embracing his rock-based roots and teaming up with Travis Barker to deliver a sound authentic to him. 

So far, his fans are very appreciative of the new single, praising it heavily and naming him one of the most versatile artists of the last few years. We would have to agree.

Listen to the new track below and stay tuned for his second new song coming this week.

Quotable Lyrics:

The headlines say “The world is over”
Whatever happened to a fairytale ending?
You can’t pass if you don’t know the codeword
I’m inside a UFO crash landing
I’m in a room by the door with a space invader
I know that I’m immature
But at least I’m not a goddamn failure

Dr. Dre Rejects Nicole Young's Claims, Didn't Destroy Prenup: Report

With a 1 billion fortune up in the air, it’s expected that the divorce between Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young is going to heat up. Since news broke at the end of June that Nicole filed for divorce from the hitmaker after 24 years of marriage, rumors about their split has been slowly making its way through social media. Recently, it was shared that Dre and Nicole have an iron-clad prenuptial agreement in place, however, Nicole later stated two years after signing the paperwork, Dre destroyed the document.

Dr. Dre, Nicole Young, Prenup, Divorce
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“Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me,” Nicole said in court documents, according to TMZ. She claimed Dre made the move because he felt guilty for pressuring her into signing a prenup. “Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement, and that it was null and void.”

Yet, TMZ reports that Dr. Dre didn’t feel ashamed of asking his wife to sign an agreement and never stated that it was void. Furthermore, Dre reportedly didn’t force her to do anything that she didn’t want to and she even had her lawyer look over the paperwork. According to TMZ, Dre is willing to pay her expenses and spousal support, but Nicole claims that because he amassed much of their fortune during the marriage, she’s deserving of a bit more.

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