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Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' Moves To No. 1 On Hot Rap Songs Chart

Money Moves. Continous money moves.

Cardi B sprints to the top of the Hot Rap Songs chart (dated Sept. 2) as “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” climbs 2-1 in its sixth charting week. The landing completes the quickest ascent to No. 1 by a lead artist’s debut chart entry since Psy’s “Gangnam Style” shot to the summit in its second frame in 2012.

Streaming carries much of the "Yellow" momentum once again, as the song maintains its No. 2 rank on Streaming Songs for a second week via 36.2 million U.S. streams for the week ending Aug. 17, according to Nielsen Music, up 15 percent. The track also lifts 15-12 on Digital Song Sales to 29,000 downloads for the week, a gain of 23 percent and 36-28 on Radio Songs, with a 30 percent boost to 40 million in audience (in the week ending Aug. 20).

Cardi’s track progresses 4-2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where the track's radio audience growth scores “Yellow” the Airplay Gainer award.

Moneybagg Cashes In: Moneybagg Yo marches to a No. 4 arrival on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 3 on Rap Albums with Federal 3X, which kicks off with 30,000 equivalent album units earned.

Album sales comprise nearly 14,000 of those units, making the set the top-selling rap album of the week. 3X easily gives the Memphis native his highest placement on the chart, outpacing the No. 48 peak of 2 Federal, his 2016 joint mixtape with Yo Gotti.

3X additionally starts at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

SZA & Liam Score 10s: Meanwhile, on the Rhythmic Songs chart, singer SZA claims her first visit to the top 10 as “Love Galore,” featuring Travis Scott, zips 14-9. The collaboration surges 16 percent in spins for the week ending Aug. 20.

“Galore” also marks only the second song by a woman in a leading role to enter the chart’s top 10 in 2017, following Dej Loaf’s “No Fear,” up 8-5 this week. (Three other tracks with women in lead roles hit the top 10 in late 2016 and extended their runs into 2017: Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello’s “Bad Things,” Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Side to Side.")

Directly below SZA, Liam Payne also seizes his first top 10 on Rhythmic Songs as “Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo, lifts 12-10. The move advances a banner season for Quavo by giving the Migos frontman his third top 10 as a soloist, all earned this year, after features on Post Malone’s “Congratulations” (No. 5) and DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One” (No. 1, four weeks).

“Strip” also makes inroads at other radio formats, up 9-7 on Pop Songs and 19-14 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart.

This story originally appeared on Billboard.

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Adored by celebrities like French Montana, Jay-Z and Leonardo DiCaprio, New York hot spot La Marina might be closing its doors for a good after a drug bust led to a suspension of their liquor license.

A statement released Dec. 6 by the New York Liquor Authority (SLA) broke down the case, which overlapped with an investigation by the NYPD in July. Bar manager Christian Mendez, 33, was arrested in November on felony charges after he was caught selling large amounts of cocaine, oxycodone and other drugs to undercover NYPD detectives. Their investigation into the venue also revealed 72 violations of the state liquor law like selling liquor to minors and impaired customers.

Chairman Vincent Bradley and Commissioner Lily Fan condemned the venue and hope to yank their liquor license for good. “When a bar manager is able to traffic and sell these types and quantities of narcotics from within an establishment it is incredibly alarming," Counsel to the Authority Christopher R. Riano said.

“Licensees have a responsibility to ensure their establishments are operating within the law, and the SLA is obligated to take emergency action as it is clear that this licensee has failed to take any meaningful actions to protect the public.”

La Marina was also hit with sixteen violations of the ABC Law, including seven counts of operating disorderly premises for permitting the trafficking of controlled substances, six violations for fire, health and more safety code violations. Their inspection grade in July was something close to an F minus for mishandlings of food, shoddy plumbing and the presence of mice and flies.

The venue has been a staple in the area since its opening in 2012, attracting big celebrities and brands like Red Bull and HBO. The New York Post notes La Marina has a 15-year lease, where they make up to $7 million a year in revenue.

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Judge Awards Cardi B Release Without Bail After Alleged Bartender Attack

Cardi B reported to court Friday morning (Dec. 7) in efforts to resolve an ongoing court case, which stems from an alleged altercation back in August at a Queens strip club involving two bartenders named Jade and Baddie Gi.

Prior to attending court, the "Money" MC was threatened to face jail time by the judge in charge of the case if she missed today’s court date. She reportedly had a court appearance on Monday (Dec. 3) that she failed to report to.

In October, the Bronx rapper (born Belcalis Almanzar) turned herself in to authorities after being accused of orchestrating a physical attack on the servers at Angels Strip Club. Per TMZ, she was arrested for two misdemeanor charges: assault and reckless endangerment.

One of the bartenders, Jade Gi, was accused of having an affair with Cardi’s (now possibly estranged) husband, Migos member Offset. The “She Bad” rapper was released without bail. Prosecutors reportedly wanted to charge her with a $2,500 bail, but the judge felt she wasn’t a flight risk, meaning she wouldn’t leave the country before the case is over in its totality.

However, the judge did warn Cardi to have “no contact” to Baddie and Jade Gi, after he granted both an order of protection against the 26 year-old. She’s also not allowed to make any threats or comment on the two on social media.

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Premiere: Fuego And A. Chal Take Over The Strip Club In "Dancin" Music Video

Dominican trap artist Fuego has created an ode to the art of stripping with his new single “Dancin,” featuring producer and R&B extraordinaire A. Chal. The visuals for the track are laced with bright blue club lights and brief salacious interludes of voluptuous young ladies dancing provocatively.

The two are seemingly in a never-ending party in efforts to promote strip club etiquette through their tantalizing lyrics. There's no denying that Fuego's sound is reminiscent of today's prominent trap artists like Migos and Future, but he packs in a Latino flair, like his contemporaries Bad Bunny and El Alfa. The Washington D.C. native's sound is similar, but it's worth noting he's been on the scene for a while, steadily etching his mark as his musical prowess rises within hip-hop and Latin audiences.

“For some reason, I've always wanted to do a sound that American hip-hop has, and then break that my way,” he tells VIBE. “When it comes to putting stuff together and making fusions of music, I've done it all my life. When I first started out, I did reggae beats, but I was rapping over them. There’s a little more urban, hip-hop sound in the Latin community. Before, it was mad reggae. It either had to be a tropical type song or reggaeton song. I've always wanted to come out with hip-hop music."

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