YP Is Up Early Looking For His Paper In The 'Get Nothin' Video

YP goes looking for the cash. 

Following his cut, "The Intro," Chi-Town's YP has delivered on the new visuals to his get money anthem, "Get Nothin’," off his latest EP, "Untitled."

SEE ALSO: Stream YP’s ‘Untitled’ EP Featuring Rockie Fresh and Caleb James

In the Gravitti Films-directed video, YP mobs through the streets of the Windy City in a clean Chevy Caprice with two Bonnies as they pillage the alleys and blocks looking for the mula.

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Premiere: Crudo Means Raw And Mabiland Reunite For Jazzy Single "La Titular"

R&B in Español isn't a new exploration, but rapper/producer Crudo Means Raw and vocalist Mabiland's latest collaboration makes it feel scared and fresh. The Colombian artists have joined forces once again for "La Titular," a thoughtful blend of dembow-funk and jazzy chords guaranteed to entice a body roll or two.

Crudo views the track as a moody rap number which makes sense given his inspirations like a Tribe Called Quest, CL Smooth and Sade. In addition to notes of love on "La Titular" it's also one of self-reflection. “La Titular" came at a time when we both found emotional stability and a couple of complicated queens," Mabiland tells VIBE VIVA. "It is also true that it emerged at a time of many changes where in progress; both changing as people, and somehow everything was also in a transition. I always enjoy being able to work with a man I am a fan of and who I call a friend." The two scored a hit last year in the Afro-Colombian fusion space and beyond with “La Mitad De La Mitad,” leading Crudo to collaborate with Juanes and former high school classmate J Balvin.

"All over the city, they were banging that track in nightclubs,” he told Rolling Stone about the track. “It would be the 2 a.m. part of the party where it gets really grimy and ratchet, and they would play my song.” If "La Mitad De La Mitad" is the turn-up, "La Titular" is definitely the futuristic Quiet Storm turn down. Other players on the track include guitarist Byron Sánchez and Las musas (Sandra Moore , Amuna y Alie) on the chorus.

 

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LA TITULAR @mabiland x @crudomeansraw de aleteo en Medellín el próximo 7 de diciembre. Boletería en: www.salallena.com @salallenacom @cooltoarteycalle @madradio.co Dj invitados: @tesheeee @tornall Visual x @ednadaism

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Devi Love and Charlamagne tha God attend AfroTech 2019 at Oakland Marriott City Center on November 08, 2019 in Oakland, California.
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At AfroTech, Black Tech Innovators Ban Together To Make Their Voices Heard

Entrepreneur Delane Parnell made history last year after his esports software company PlayVS raised $15 million for its Series-A funding round, making it the largest Series-A ever raised by a Black founder in consumer internet. In September of this year PlayVS, which provides a platform for competitive high school esports competitions, again made headlines when it announced that it raised an additional $81 million in funding from a group of notable investors that included Adidas, Samsung, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Over the course of 15 months, the company raised a combined total of $96 million in funding to expand the business and a 27-year-old Parnell, who serves as the company’s CEO, became one of the most talked-about Black founders in tech.

During a time when only 1 percent of venture capital funding is going to Black founders and only 0.2 percent of venture capital funding is going to Black women founders, Parnell’s recent success represents an anomaly in the tech startup world. Despite a major increase in press concerning the lack of access and opportunities that Black founders in tech receive and an incredible growth in minority-focused venture capital funds and resources, the PlayVS founder remains a part of a small but growing crop of Black millennial tech founders that have created innovative business solutions so desirable that even the predominantly white-male dominated tech world has been forced to recognize and support them.

Blavity Inc. Founder and CEO Morgan DeBaun is also a member of this burgeoning class of Black millennial startup founders making noise in the industry. Last year, Blavity Inc., which owns Black millennial media and event platforms Blavity, Shadow and Act, Travel Noire, 21 Ninety, AfroTech, and Summit 21, raised a $6.5 million Series-A funding round and grew the company from one office and 30 employees to two offices and over 80 employees. DeBaun, who founded media company Blavity Inc. in 2014 with her three co-founders Jonathan Jackson, Jeff Nelson and Aaron Samuels, is vocal about the struggles not only Black tech founders face but the ones Black tech employees experience working at large white tech companies. Last month, DeBaun once again had a platform to speak on these issues during Blavity’s fourth annual AfroTech Conference, a tech conference geared toward Black millennial founders.

 

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#AfroTech has information and knowledge for everyone. You can find advice from other founders, VCs to pitch your company to, or the tech talent you may need to get your idea going. Don't miss out on new connections that can help you succeed. #linkinbio #careeropportunities #careergoals #venturecapitalist #founders

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AfroTech was created in 2016 as an event to highlight Black tech innovators and provide more opportunities and information for them to succeed. The first three years of the conference took place in San Francisco, Calif., the U.S. epicenter of technology startups. This year, the festival was moved to Oakland, Calif., a strategic move meant to honor a city with a rich Black history and patronize the small Black businesses, that despite aggressive gentrification, are still operating today. During the second weekend of November, Downtown Oakland hosted 10,000 Black tech innovators from around the U.S. looking to form meaningful connections, learn from one another, and celebrate the rising profile of Black people in tech.

One of AfroTech’s primary missions is to address the lack of information Black millennials have about the technology industry. The dozens of high-profile guest speakers, which included Parnell, The ShadeRoom founder Angelica Nwandu, lawyer and political commentator Angela Rye, and media personality Charlamagne Tha God, were carefully selected to provide Black founders, college students, and employees access to knowledge that would better equip them to lead successful tech careers. Across four different stages, speakers shared their experiences and advice on venture capital funding, coding, the cannabis industry, media, and blockchain.

“We don’t always have the vocabulary to frame our success so that we can have opportunities like getting venture capital,” DeBaun tells VIBE prior to taking the main stage at day one of AfroTech. “Part of AfroTech is creating information so that people know how to talk about what they are already doing. We don’t have to change much besides just the vocabulary and breaking down some of the biases we have been taught about ourself.”

Although knowledge plays a big part in enabling Black people in tech to receive greater opportunities, a supportive and well-connected network pipeline is another key factor necessary to fuel the group’s success. In tech, warm introductions and word of mouth rivals technical skills and ability during the job selection process. Ivy League and country club connections make it difficult for non-white people to penetrate the exclusive tech veil. A harsh reality that new diversity and inclusion departments and new executives are apparently working hard to change.

 

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Reports revealed #Al's discriminatory instincts — including mislabeling Black people as gorillas — are only getting worse. What can we do to improve the future of artificial intelligence and remedy the tech industry's diversity problem? #Tech #Afrotech #Al #artificialintelligence

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“Unfortunately we have been trained to have a mindset of deficit, that we can be one of only,” says DeBaun about the lack of representation in tech spaces. “The vision of AfroTech is that we show that it’s an abundance, it’s unlimited potential, unlimited power. So if you have access you should give it to someone else. That’s your duty and your responsibility because you wouldn’t have gotten here if someone hadn’t given you access most likely. AfroTech is actually designed to try to speed that up.”

AfroTech’s socialization component may be the most valuable part of the weekend. Dozens of high-profile tech companies from Google to Twitter, Lyft to YouTube, sent representatives to set up booths to recruit potential job candidates and share valuable information about its diversity efforts. Diversity-focused venture capital firms like Harlem Capital Partners and Precursor Ventures were also engaged with founders and swapped business cards during the conference’s designated networking periods. For Black people who did not attend an Ivy League school or grow up with a country club membership, these moments provided a valuable and direct pipeline to the world’s largest companies.

AfroTech’s opportunities for connection and knowledge distribution did not simply end once the conference did. The AfroTech app, website, and Slack channel have continued to provide helpful resources and opportunities for Black people in tech to communicate with one another. With platforms like AfroTech, Black Women Talk Tech, Black Girls Code and Black Founders, Black people in tech are provided with opportunities to not only empower themselves in this industry but support and empower other Black people in the process.

 

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"A lot of the opportunities I have is because I invited myself instead of waiting to be invited. I don’t often wait for people to validate whether or not I should be in the room. I make that decision myself. In this world, you can’t be afraid of “no” or “sorry, I can’t help you”. You let that be fuel to keep going no matter what. 👊🏾" - @carterlove⠀ ⠀ We found this story in our mentions and just had to reshare these inspirational vibes! We know many #BlacksInTech can wait forever to "be invited" to the table, so it's so important to be the change and invite ourselves! ✊🏾Or better yet, make our own 💁🏾.⠀ ⠀ What are some ways you invite yourself to opportunities? Let's talk about it!👇🏾

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New Music Friday: Fat Joe, Mary J. Blige, Roddy Ricch, XXXTENTACION

This week's new music includes a swan song by Fat Joe, a compilation by Mary J. Blige, a final posthumous release by XXXTENTACION, and a rare Jay Electronica sighting.

Fat Joe and Dre – Family Ties If we're to take Fat Joe at his word, the Bronx lyricist is handing in his microphone, with Family Ties as his final album after an illustrious 26-year career that includes hit songs, and collaborations alongside some of the greatest rappers ever. After doing a joint album with his Terror Squad sis Remy Ma two years ago, he's going out with a project where he teams up with longtime collaborator Dre (of the production duo Cool & Dre). The voice behind hits like "Lean Back" and "All The Way Up" is going out strong. Check "Drive" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih, "Lord Above" featuring Mary J. Blige and Eminem, and "Big Splash" featuring Remy Ma. Apple Music | TIDAL

Mary J. Blige – HERstory Vol. 1 In time for the holidays, Mary J. Blige has released a box set called HERstory Vol. 1 that serves as a collection of her greatest hits and rareties, including remixes of some of her most successful songs. Apple Music | TIDAL

French Montana – MONTANA French Montana is a rap chameleon, always bringing out the biggest names in the industry to collaborate and finding a way for the songs to make sense. MONTANA already had the pre-released singles "No Stylist" with Drake, "Slide" with Blueface and Lil Tjay, "Suicide Doors" with Gunna, "Wiggle It" with the City Girls, "Writing On The Wall" with Cardi B, Post Malone and Rvssian, and "Twisted" with Juicy J, Logic and A$AP Rocky. Features for the rest of the album: Chris Brown, Kodak Black, Swae Lee, PartyNextDoor, and more. Apple Music | TIDAL

Max B – House Money As his Coke Wave brother French Montana releases his third album since 2013, Max B has dropped his first album since going to prison in 2009. House Money includes fellow New York vets like Cam'ron, French and Jadakiss as guests, while also enlisting young guns like A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Dave East. The wave is back, and his fans will likely be excited to get more from him. Apple Music | TIDAL

Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial Compton rapper Roddy Ricch has used his Feed The Streets mixtape series and the 2018 EP Be 4 Tha Fame to build a buzz as one of the most promising young new rappers, and he hopes to deliver on that anticipation with his debut album, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial. Gunna, Meek Mill, A Boogie and Ty Dolla all serve as guest appearances, but most of the 16 tracks appear to be all him – exactly how an introductory album should be. Apple Music | TIDAL

XXXTENTACTION – Bad Vibes Forever Bad Vibes Forever is XXXTENTACION's second posthumous album since his murder in June 2019. Most of the project's 25 tracks clocking in around two minutes, the star-studded guest list includes Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Trippie Redd, Joey Bada$$, and many more. Apple Music | TIDAL

Camila Cabello – Romance This week marks the release of Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello's sophomore album, Romance. With lead singles like "Liar," "Shameless," "Cry For Me," "Easy" and Living Proof," the album also features guest appearances by Shawn Mendez and DaBaby. Apple Music | TIDAL

Dave East, Jay Electronica, 070 Phi – "No Hoodie (Nothin' To Lose)" It's always news when Jay Electronica surfaces, and this new song with Dave East and 070 Phi is an attempt to raise awareness about homelessness in NYC. Apple Music | TIDAL

Theophilus London – "Cuba" "Cuba" is the creative, addictive new single by Theophilus London, set to appear on his upcoming album Bebey. Apple Music | TIDAL

El-P – I'll Sleep When You're Dead  Before El-P became part of the raucous, Grammy-nominated rap group Run The Jewels, he was already respected as one of the best producer/rappers of all time: he was part of a critically-acclaimed group called Company Flow, founded a critical darling record label called Definitive Jux, and launched a solo career with some of the most interesting rap you'll find. This year will see an extensive reissue campaign of his solo catalog, beginning today with the digital release of his 2007 album I'll Sleep When You're Dead, available on streaming services for the first time. I'll Sleep and the following releases, should give new RTJ fans plenty to learn El-P's musical DNA, and longtime El-P fans a chance to relive their elusive favorites from the past. Apple Music | TIDAL

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