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Cardi B Has Message For People Hating On New Generation Rap

The Bronx native tells haters to stop criticizing mumble rap and new artists. 

The debate concerning the new generation of rap is getting more intense. Following remarks by a number of new and veteran artists, Bronx rookie, Cardi B is jumping into the conversation. The "Bodak Yellow" artist recently recorded (and then deleted) a video on Instagram, telling haters to stop criticizing the new generation and the sub-genre, mumble rap.

Cardi deleted the video from her own Instagram account, but you can still view the original recording, here. In the video, she blasts people who claim hip-hop is dead. "You know what I hate about people? Like, they always wanna talk about how hip-hop is dead, that these new artists, this new generation of artists is f*cking up hip-hop and how they want hip-hop to be back how it used to be," she said. "But it’s like, these new artists, alright, but you guys, you guys are a big part of it. You know, if you really love these rappers and if you really want hip-hop to be back to how it used to be, then why don’t you make those rappers that you like hot?"

She added: "You know, you make the artists, you make the, you make these people get their songs played on the radio because they get a lot of streams and a lot of sales first and then they hit the radio. So stop fronting on how you hate this new hip-hop, how you hate mumble rap, how you hate this, how you hate that. You love it. You love it."

Cardi's comments come shortly after Post Malone said that people shouldn't listen to hip-hop anymore if they wanted to hear music with substance. Waka Flocka and Pete Rock also engaged in a war of words on social media concerning the state of the genre.

While the "Motor Sport" rapper add her two cents on the topic, she is likely more focused on her recent Grammy nominations. The artist nabbed nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for "Bodak Yellow."

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

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"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

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YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

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4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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