Around The League: Aug. 14, 2017

As racism lashes out at the African American community in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas, the staff at Rapdega wishes for everyone to be safe amidst the latest rounds of turmoil in the United States. Our country is pushing forward in the right direction towards equal opportunities and respect for everyone, but as we make these strides, there are those who wish to see us back in the era prior to Civil Rights. We wish everyone good fortune to contend with the problems that are arising in our country. Let’s push through together, as a group of people, and come out on the other side as champions.


Today has been a rather eventful day in rap. Many music videos dropped as well as a couple of interesting purchases from two of the hottest rappers in the game.

INDUSTRY

  • Famous Dex announces that he has new music coming with A$AP Rocky
  • Tyler The Creator reveals the lineup for his sixth annual Camp Flog Naw Carnival. Over 39 artists are slated to appear including Migos, 2 Chainz, Kamiyah, and Lil Yachty.
  • Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” has reached Number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It continues to climb with many believing it will take the number one spot. She’s the first female rapper to crack the top ten since Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” in 2014.
  • XXXTentacion releases a new song called “Ok Shorty!” The song may be included on his new album 17.
  • Jay-Z releases the footnotes for “MaNyFaCedGod.” The 7-minute video is introspective in nature, featuring appearances from a number of celebrities including Chris Rock, Jesse Williams, and Anthony Anderson. The video is viewable here.

Purchases

  • Lil Yachty buys a 35 karat diamond chain dedicated to his Sailing Team collective.
  • Lil Uzi Vert enlists Elliot Avianne of Avianne & Co. to create an uzi (gun) shaped chain.

Prospects

  • 6lack announces the “Free 6lack” tour. It kicks off Oct. 7 in San Diego, California.
  • Kodie Shane releases the video for “Drip On My Walk.”
  • Skippa Da Flippa releases a new mixtape titled “I’m Havin’ 3.”
  • Joey Badass releases the video for “Temptation.
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