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Waka Flocka Wants To Nix Corporations From Hip-Hop: 'It's Not For Venture Capitalists'

The rapper also gives an update on the release of Flockaveli 2, his thoughts on "clever rap" and why eating oranges makes him a real n***a. 

It might be the middle of 2016, but Waka Flocka is here to declare it his year and call out a few industry traditions in the process.

In his interview with Acton Entertainment, the rapper spills some details on Flockaveli 2 and why he's not interested in following the trends in popular culture. When it comes to his new album, he doesn't want any collabos. "My fans want that 'Underground Flocka,' " he explained. "They don't want me to be spicy and doing too much. They don't want to see me with Jay Z on there, Kanye, Drake. That's a compilation CD. To me, if you're going to do an album, there should be no features on there-- just you."

After walking into a total "J.Cole went platinum with no features" joke, he guaranteed fans the album will be released in the fourth quarter, preferably, October.

He also discussed his qualms with record labels, explaining how Hip-Hop executives aren't in tune with the artists because they aren't hip to the culture. "Labels are using money that don't even have, " he said. "They're just managing it. All you need is someone to invest in you. You don't need a label. You need money. A label is for money, not for anything else. Who better than to market yourself than you?"

The rapper doesn't mind many are growing keen to his "evolution." Flocka has stayed strong on his stance on Donald Trump, police brutality and his crossover to electronic music.

"I'm a real n***a," he explained. "If I eat oranges, I'm a real n***a. If I go jogging with Wilt Chamberlain shorts on, I'm a real n***a. It doesn't matter what I'm doing. I am who I am no matter where I'm at."

In addition to taking on the world one record at a time, the rapper wishes he can remove corporations from the music industry in an effort to maintain the culture. "Music isn't a corporation," he said. "It's not for venture capitalists. To me, if you don't live the culture, why do you work in it? If you don't know sh*t about Hip-Hop, why do you work for Hip-Hop?  There's men rocking hush puppies telling me they run a label. You drink wine coolers. How are you going to tell me to be a real n***a?"

Check out the rest of the very interesting interview below.

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Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

 

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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