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Robert Glasper Says Lauryn Hill "Stole All [His] Friends' Music"

Robert Glasper has particularly strong thoughts on the legacy of Lauryn Hill.

For all of August 2018, it seems as if everyone is in full celebratory mode to honor Lauryn Hill's crowning glory, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. That is, everyone except Robert Glasper. The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning R&B artist has particularly strong thoughts on the legacy of Hill's career and how it has played out into the present.

During a recent sit-down with The Madd Hatta Morning Show on 97.9 The Box to promote his new group August Greene, Glasper let his critiques for Hill, who he considers an egotistical artist, fly freely. He voiced that the "Ex-Factor" singer not only mistreats her working musicians and future hires. "She likes to fire bands. I can rattle off 15 guys off the top of my head," he said. "She will go on tour with a band, and in the city where they're doing their show, she will hold auditions for her band [...] The band is always good. She gets the best musicians. She just has a thing."

Later in the chat, Glasper shared the more jarring accusation that she stole some of the production from other musicians to make Miseducation, therefore she doesn't deserve the full glowing credit she's received for the past 20 years. "The one thing you did that was great, you didn't do," he said.

Yikes. Aside from the Lauryn Hill rant, Glasper's day has also been busy because he announced his month-long residency at New York City's Blue Note Jazz Club starting in October. The series of 24 nights and 48 shows will also welcome guests like Bilal, Terrace Martin, Christian McBride and many more. Until that rolls around, check out all his strong thoughts on Ms. Lauryn Hill below.

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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.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

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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Young Thug, J. Cole, And Travis Scott Drop New Song 'The London'

Young Thug, J. Cole, and Travis Scott connected on their new song, "The London."

The song was initially teased during Rolling Loud Miami this month. Attendees reportedly spotted flyers that hinted at the mysterious project. The flyers promised a "summer anthem" titled "The London."

T-Minus, who produced Cole's "MIDDLE CHILD," also produced the latest track. The new track may be from Thugger's next project, GØŁDMØÜFDÖG, which will reportedly be produced by Cole.

In addition to the album, Thug is also preparing for an indoor live event concept, titled "Family Business," which will take place in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 31.

Listen to "The London" in the video above.

 

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Chance The Rapper Asks For Help Finding His Aunt A New Kidney

Chance the Rapper hit up Twitter on Thursday (May 23) to ask fans for help with finding his aunt a new kidney.

"I really need help," Chano tweeted. While he didn't elaborate on his aunt's medical condition or status, he insisted that she needed a new organ immediately. "My Auntie Toni is one of the strongest forces in my life, and she is in dire need of a #kidney. We have exhausted all options and have been waitlisted for years." 

Several minutes later, the "Groceries" artist responded to questions concerning her blood type. "I’m sorry it was a lil overwhelmingly emotion writing this," he continued. "Her blood type is O positive, you can get a quick blood test and physical to find you're a match."

In just one hour, Chance's tweet has already garnered more than one four thousand likes on social media. Hopefully, his aunt will be able to find a kidney soon.

See Chance the Rapper's cry for help below.

I really need help. My Auntie Toni is one of the strongest forces in my life, and she is in dire need of a #kidney. We have exhausted all options and have been wait listed for years. My family believes in the power of prayer and we give this problem up to God.

— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 23, 2019

 

A prayer really goes a long way.

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I’m sorry it was a lil overwhelmingly emotion writing this, Her blood type is O positive, you can get a quick blood test and physical to find your a match.

— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 23, 2019

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