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Rhymefest Isn't Feeling Waka Flocka Flame

Seems like Method Man wasn’t the only rapper who found Waka Flocka Flame’s thoughts on “lyrical rappers” slightly off. Now, Kanye West’s homeboy Rhymefest has taken issue with Waka’s comments.

Last month, Waka joked with DJ Whoo Kid on RadioPlanet about people saying he’s not lyrical.

“I don't trip when niggas be like, ‘Man, shawty can't rap.' The nigga that everybody say is lyrical, they ain't got no shows… I don't even care about selling records. As long as I get them shows for $15,000, four to five days out the week, I'm happy.”

A couple of days later, a serious Method Man responded to the Atlanta rapper's statement.

“It's all good. He has the right to his own muthafuckin' opinion. Let him feel that way, but the people that are in the know, that know what time it is know that if you ain't saying shit out your mouth then your time is very slim in this muthafuckin' game.”

After hearing Method Man’s sentiments, Waka compared the Wu-Tang rapper’s comments to being dissed by a family member.

“I just feel like, for him, he really disrespecting his own kid. I really like listen to you, I seen you start buddy, I was like a little kid…but that’s cool, bruh. I just feel like you disrespected your own kind,” he told AllHipHop.com. “I just don’t understand why people get mad. How the hell you get mad over music buddy?”

“Like, give a person a chance to be part of history,” he added. “I mean, you made history buddy, just be a godfather that you is. Don’t ever stoop down to my level and disrespect me, bruh… That man is like a legend.”

After that was settled, the issue of “lyrical rappers” was brought up again by The Source with Chicago rapper Rhymefest who seems to share Method Man’s disgust.

“When I heard [Waka Flocka Flame] say that, he said it on Shade 45. Which is a radio station owned by the most lyrical dude ever,” Rhymefest said with a frown. “Now, if Waka Flocka has more money than Eminem I need to know this so I can change up my strategy… I mean, I remember Jeezy used to say stuff like that. But now, if you listen to Jeezy raps, as his career has developed and he’s hung around a Kanye, he’s hung around a Jay-Z, he’s hung around a Lil Wayne, and he’s seen, ‘Man, I can’t be more than a ‘dope dealer’ rapper. ‘I can’t be a worldly universal artist if I don’t improve on my craft’… It’s ignorance. I mean, the music is ignorance. So you would expect someone who lives in an ignorant world to see the value of intelligence.” —Linda Hobbs

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Prepare Thyself: Lil Kim's New Album Will Drop In May

Lil Kim announced via social media early today (Mar. 26) that her new album will drop on May 17. The Queen Bee’s next project is called 9, and will be lead by the single “Go Awff.” In a photo of herself in a blonde wig and a Balenciaga outfit, the big news was unveiled.

Additionally, Kim wrote that a video for “Go Awff” will drop this Friday (Mar. 26). She told fans over the weekend during a performance in Atlantic City, N.J. that the album would drop within the next few months, and will feature a Rick Ross collaboration.

The number 9 bears a special significance in Kim’s life. June 9 is the day her daughter Royal Reign was born, and March 9 was the day her dear friend, the rapper The Notorious B.I.G., was killed. Additionally, this is her ninth project (five albums and four mixtapes).

This will be Kim’s first official album since 2005’s The Naked Truth, which featured the singles “Lighters Up” and “Whoa.” Since then, she’s appeared on multiple tracks from artists such as Remy Ma, Keyshia Cole and Maino, just to name a few.

Watch her announcement and listen to “Go Awff” below.

LIL’ KIM ANNOUNCED HER NEW ALBUM “9” RELEASE DATE....May 17th 2019. Will you be supporting Queen Bee? pic.twitter.com/jvr7wNNGwR

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Drip Too Hard 💧 | #GoAwff Video out Friday 🎥 | New Album “9” drops May 17th 💿 pic.twitter.com/FjPM47dEbo

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Congrats: Kehlani Announces Birth Of Daughter, Adeya

Kehlani took to Instagram to announce that her daughter Adeya Nomi was born over the weekend. The While We Wait songbird thanked those who sent well-wishes as she entered the next big phase of her life.

“This weekend our angel arrived healthy & perfect in every way in our bathroom at home,” she wrote on Monday (Mar. 25) to accompany a photo of a baby’s blanket. “Unmedicated homebirth was the absolute hardest yet most powerful thing i’ve ever done. thankful beyond words. in love beyond comparison.”

She continued her post by stating she’s taking a social media break to be with her family and to rest.

Kehlani announced her pregnancy in 2018 via social media, and detailed that while she was preparing to go through a big change, she was still going to work on music. During a Zane Lowe interview earlier this year, she explained that her next album was dedicated to her daughter.

“[My next album details] my parents’ story, articulated into mine, articulated into a gift for my daughter, so she knows where she comes from,” she said. “[It’s] a really heavy load to process while I’m pregnant…breaking down my mom when I’m about to be a mom.”

Congrats to the new mom on her bundle of joy.

 

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this weekend our angel arrived healthy & perfect in every way in our bathroom at home. unmedicated homebirth was the absolute hardest yet most powerful thing i’ve ever done. thankful beyond words. in love beyond comparison. refraining from posting to be family and rest, we just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent well wishes, love, and support in all forms while waiting & working to bring Adeya earthside. 🧡

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Pharrell's New Netflix Kids' Series Focuses On Importance Of STEAM Learning

Pharrell Williams is the executive producer of a new children’s show on Netflix that focuses on educating little ones on the importance of science, technology and current events.

“I got involved with ‘Brainchild’ because there is a desperate need to raise awareness about the importance of science with our youth, we must edu-tain,” Williams told Variety about his new series. The show is hosted by Indian-American actress and comedian Sahana Srinivasan.

Brainchild will use “interactive games, experiments and skits” to teach and highlight the “core concepts and principles of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).” It was co-created by Atomic Entertainment, and is billed as a spinoff of the Emmy-nominated show “Brain Games,” which aired on National Geographic Channel for seven seasons.

Williams and his i am OTHER production partner Mimi Valdes also discussed the idea of the show’s accessibility for teachers and students. Per Variety, “The curriculum is available without having to sign up or register for any account, and can be used at home or in the classroom to supplement existing tools.”

“It’s especially important to me to get STEAM-focused programming in front of minority communities,” Pharrell says of attempting to reach viewers. “That’s because at the core of the plight of children of color in this country is a lack of access to actionable education.”

 

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Prepare to have your minds blown 🧠⚡🌊💖💡🔬 I worked with the masterminds of Brain Games on a show that will empower kids by approaching STEM topics in a cool, new way and to provide anOTHER way into science. Thank you to our host @Sahana.j.shree, @AlieWard, Atomic Entertainment, @i_am_other and the @Netflix team. Brainchild OUT NOW on Netflix. #brainchild

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