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14-Year-Old Malcolm White Went From Instagram Star, To Big Boi’s Newest Protege

Yet another testatment to the power of the Internet (and talent).

If you have never heard MalcUpNext’s cover of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” you are losing. Fourteen-year-old Cleveland native, Malcolm White, gained popularity on Instagram, Vine and YouTube with sung covers of some of your favorite jams – including Drake’s “All Me,” O.T. Genasis’ “CoCo,” and even the “Little Einstein” theme song – backed by the beatbox stylings of his friend Brycen Hunt:

In yet another testament to the power of the Internet, White’s version of “Trap Queen” made its way onto the radar of Big Boi, who personally invited the young social media star to record several demos at his Stankonia Studios in Atlanta. White, is now Big Boi’s first artist on his Camp Purple record label, and is basking in the tutelage of the hip-hop legend who discovered the likes of Janelle Monae and Killer Mike.

"I'm definitely mentoring him," Big Boi said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "Me and 'Dre started when we were sophomores in high school. We was already fuckin' and all kinds of stuff like that. Malcolm's way younger than that, so he ain't got to that part yet. The innocence is what's dope about it. I want to groom him as a talent. We gonna grow this boy into the world. Our goals are the same as always: We like to get talent that can be groomed and when you take the training wheels off, they can start pedaling and just go."

Their first strike is MalcUpNext’s premier single, “That Feeling,” a pledge of teenage love reminiscent of early offerings from Chris Brown. White’s debut album is slated to drop this year, and will include collaborations with Big Boi and production by Mr. DJ.

Check out “This Feeling” below:

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Diddy has reportedly reached a settlement with his former personal chef in a sexual misconduct lawsuit that was filed in 2017, NBC Los Angeles reports.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit Cindy Rueda filed nearly two years ago. Rueda was reportedly Diddy's personal chef from Apr. 2015 to May 2016. She accused the Bad Boy mogul of sexual harassment and unfair wages. She claimed that she never received additional pay for extra work hours during her time of employment.

Additionally, she alleged that Diddy requested that Rueda serve breakfast to him and a guest in his bedroom. During those incidents, she said she was forced to see "Mr. Combs and his guest indisposed and engaged in sexual activity." Upon entering, she alleged that he would then yell and curse at her.

In Aug. 2017, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge sent Rueda's case to mediation outside of the court due to the terms of an agreement she previously signed as an employee for Diddy.

The terms or value of the settlement has not been disclosed at this time.

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Ari Lennox And J. Cole Team Up For "Shea Butter Baby" Video

Dreamville's Ari Lennox and J. Cole have united for a new music video, and the end result is exquisite. The duo released the visuals for their collaboration "Shea Butter Baby" on Wednesday (Feb. 20).

The Bennett Johnson-directed video depicts the ups and downs of a relationship between Ari and her partner. Cole also appears around the halfway mark of the video as he spits his verse while standing in a vacant space with Lennox.

"Shea Butter Baby" appears on Mike Will Made-It's soundtrack album for Creed II. It's the third single to receive video treatment, following "Runnin'" (with with Eearz, Schoolboy Q and2 Chainz) and "Kill 'Em With Success" (with ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg and Nicki Minaj).

The new video follows a string of releases from both Ari and Cole in the past year. J. Cole recently dropped his single "Middle Child," which he performed during the 2019 All-Star Game. Ari also released a series of tracks that are expected to appear on her upcoming album.

Check out the visuals for "She Butter Baby" in the video above.

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Eminem Continues To Fire Shots At MGK During Australia Concert

It looks like Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly's beef is still going strong. During Eminem's latest concert in Australia, the rapper called MGK a "c*cksucker."

It all started when Em's fans began chanting for him to play his 2018 diss record, "Killshot." Instead of performing the track however, the Detroit native said: "I would but I don't want to give that cocksucker any more fucking light."

"Make some noise for your f**kin' selves and make nothing for MGK," he added before continuing with his set.

Em's latest comments come months after his feud with MGK exploded in 2018. The beef ignited after Em addressed Machine Gun on his Kamikaze album, which prompted the Houston artist to return with "Rap Devil." Fans thought the beef had died down, but was later resurged with Eminem's "Killshot."

Check out Eminem's latest diss in the video below.


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“I would, but I can’t give that c**ksucker anymore light” 😂

A post shared by HotNewHipHop® (@hotnewhiphop) on Feb 20, 2019 at 8:26am PST

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