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Future Apparently Uses $1 Million Cash As "Inspiration" In The Studio

Oh, the things rappers will do. 

Future and DJ Khaled recently shared a moment from their latest studio session on Instagram Wednesday (March 29), and it was definitely one of the more unique studio experiences. Instead of a booth full of vixens and cups topped with lean, Future decided to fill the room with $1 million in cash money, just for "inspiration," of course. How's that for f**king up some commas?

"Real talk I walk in studio to work on #GRATEFUL ... @future said, 'Khaled I'm #GRATEFUL. I want this #GRATEFUL session to be special,'" the We the Best artist recalled of their exchange. "I said, '@future I'm wit u!!' He pulled out so many bags ! It was a MAJOR BAG ALERT !!" Attached to the caption was an image of Hendrix hiding behind a fan of crisp Benjamins, with dozens more stacks sitting behind him. Other images show him cradling the money.

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Khaled also revealed that Future's little stunt served as a talking point in his verse on their upcoming track. "I'm give y'all the first few words on the verse it went like this! A MILLION DOLLAR CASH ON ME IN THE STUDIO WHEN I DID THIS VERSE @future voice ! I CANT EVEN LIE TO YOU!" By the use of caps lock in Khaled's caption, it seems like he is telling the truth.

Finally, the duo shared a brief video with the suspected track playing gently in the background. "Working on my album #GRATEFUL🙏🏽 @future said before we record more verses and hooks for #GRATEFUL let's inspire each other we do this for our family's!! EveryTING SECURED," Khaled wrote under the Insta-video. And in case you thought the excessive show of money was just for bragging rights, Khaled clarified that it was to let "you know hard work" was going on.

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Future is just one in a long list of all-stars who are working on DJ Khaled's forthcoming album Grateful, which will reportedly be executive produced by Khaled's infant son, Asahd. In a series of Instagram posts, the media mogul also suggested appearances from Justin Bieber, Migos, Lil Wayne, and Chance the Rapper. A release date for the LP has not been revealed as of yet, but stay tuned for more greatness, because knowing DJ Khaled, there is definitely more to come.

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TLC's Chilli Praises Cardi B For How She's Dealing With Offset Break Up

TLC's Chilli is sending love and light to Cardi B amid the rapper's recent break up with Offset. In a new interview with People, Chilli praised the rapper for handling her public situation much better than she handled her break up with Usher in 2003.

"I have gone through a public breakup, and it is not easy," Chilli, whose real name is Rozanda Thomas, said referring to her split from Usher. "When strangers know your business and want to chime in while you’re still dealing with the pain yourself, it’s difficult. Breakups are hard on anyone, but can you imagine if strangers knew your business? It’s rough."

Thomas also claimed that Cardi was "braver" than she was as she "just sort of shut down" when her two-year relationship to the R&B crooner ended. "I am proud of her for being strong and standing up for herself during a time that is obviously a very hurtful one," she continued. "She has a strong sense of self. That’s why fans have connected with her this way. She talks about her highs and lows; she is fearless."

Later in the interview, Chilli suggested that she would be open to working with Cardi on new music. "I don’t usually like to collaborate with females, and the reason why is because of Lisa," she added. "That is just a little weird for me, personally. But I think with Cardi B, she is an exception to the rule. TLC and Cardi B all day long. We’ve gotten a lot of love from Cardi. It’s really an honor."

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Childish Gambino Reveals Father's Death During Concert Tribute

Childish Gambino wrapped his This Is America Tour in Los Angeles on Monday (Dec. 17) with a special tribute to his father, Donald Glover Sr. The multi-talented artist revealed that his dad passed away a couple of weeks ago, and commemorated his life by previewing a new single.

"I lost my father a couple weeks ago," he announced in a video that was posted on Reddit. "I wanted to play him some of the new songs, but he didn't want to hear them, because he was like, 'I know they're going to be great.'"

He added: "I'm not saying that to talk about music — I say that to talk about trust. That's what love is. I hope you guys get to feel that kind of love."

He later previewed one of the songs he wanted to share with his dad, as seen in a video a fan posted on Twitter. The song sounds like an uptempo tune with heavy horn instrumentals.

The announcement comes shortly after Gambino returned to the stage after suffering from a foot injury. Ahead of the tour, the "Feels Like Summer" rapper also announced that his next album would be his last project under the moniker Childish Gambino. It's unclear if the new track will appear on the final album.

Check out Gambino's tribute to his father in the video below.

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Eve Says Her Record Label Had Trepidation About 2001 Gwen Stefani Collaboration

In 2001, Philly rapper Eve finally earned her breakthrough hit on the pop charts with "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," a bouncy hip-hop collaboration with No Doubt's lead vocalist Gwen Stefani. However, E-V-E revealed on CBS' The Talk that her record label at the time had doubts regarding Stefani's feature.

On Monday (Dec. 17), Stefani appeared on the show. Sharon Osbourne asked co-host Eve what she remembers from their first musical encounter 17 years ago to which Eve said, "I just loved Gwen. I was a huge fan, and I was like this is gonna work. Although, the label didn't think it would work."

Stefani responded, "Really? I thought it was the opposite. I thought they said, 'You need to have her on the record.' " Eve continued stating that she had to "fight" for Stefani and was "happy it happened."

 

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In 2002, just a month after the Dr. Dre-produced song took home the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Eve knew the duet was meant to be, telling VIBE, "Gwen and I had an instant connection both artistically and spiritually. We could have been sisters in another life."

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" became one of many songs to enter the music industry stratosphere in the 2000s where black R&B/hip-hop stars worked with white pop/rock acts that would eventually expand each other's demographic.

Despite the song's success, it wouldn't be the last time the two artists worked together. Eve was featured on Stefani's top 10 hit "Rich Girl" in 2004 off her debut multi-platinum-selling solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby., and served as her opening act on Stefani's This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour 12 years later.

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