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Ja Rule Calls Himself The “LeBron James” Of Rap After Eminem “Killshot” Name-drop

"The more Em mentions my name, the more I realize how fucking LEGENDARY I am..."

Eminem shook up the game up when he released Kamikaze last month (Aug. 31). Taking shots at as many industry names as possible, Em flexed his mastery on the entire album, reminding critics his skills have not yet hindered.

When MGK turned heads with his response to Em's "Not Alike" with "Rap Devil," the Detroit rapper was quick to retaliate.

Taking aim at Kelly's entire career, Eminem dropped "KILLSHOT," addressing MGK's small fanbase, weak bars and fragile sales.

“You ain't never made a list next to no Biggie, no Jay/ Next to Taylor Swift and that Iggy ho, you about to really blow/ Kelly, they'll be putting your name/ Next to Ja, next to Benzino—die, motherfucker!/ Like the last motherfucker sayin' Hailie in vain" spit Em.

While most would say that bar took shots at Kelly, Ja Rule and Benzino, Ja Rule is thriving and enjoying the "fruits"off their 16-year-old beef.

Taking some time to address the name-drop on Instagram Saturday (Sept. 17), the New York rapper celebrated the occasion with a sense of nostalgia, crowning himself the "LeBron James" of "this rap sh*t."

"The more Em mentions my name, the more I realize how fucking LEGENDARY I am..." said the New York rapper. "I was killing the game so hard that all the biggest rappers in the industry (at the time) joined forces to dethrone the God...my music is TIMELESS."

With beef dating back to the early 2000s, Rule and Benzino have not seen successful rap careers since their run-in with Em. Allegedly said to have ended both of their careers with tracks like “Doe Rae Me (Hailie’s Revenge)” and "Go To Sleep," Em was more than likely trying to threaten Kelly than commemorate Rule.

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READ MORE: Ja Rule Responds To Eminem's ‘Kamikaze’ Diss

READ MORE: Machine Gun Kelly Was Not Impressed With Eminem’s Diss Track “Kill Shot”

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Travis Scott Announces Netflix Documentary 'Look Mom I Can Fly'

Travis Scott has had a summer filled with releases from his Jordan 1 Retro Lows to his Cactus Jack pop up shop overseas, teaming up with Reese's Puffs cereal, and being featured on musical projects with Ed Sheeran and Young Thug.

The Houston-native is not stopping just yet. He took to his Instagram on Thursday (Aug. 22) to announce a nostalgic release of his upcoming Netflix documentary Look Mom I Can Fly.

 

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GOT SOMETHING U MIGHT WANNA SEE IT. . !!!MEET ME HERE NETFLIX AND NO. CHILL 11200 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77092

A post shared by flame (@travisscott) on Aug 22, 2019 at 3:35pm PDT

The rapper popped up at a used video store in Houston's Central Northwest neighborhood with radio station KBXX 97.9 The Box to autograph his version of the throwback VHS tapes.

THE LEGEND. @trvisXX 🚀🚀 #LookMomICanFly pic.twitter.com/m94OKk8yzx

— KBXX 97.9 The Box (@979TheBox) August 23, 2019

Back cover of @trvisXX’s Netflix documentary. Looks like we’re getting tour footage, founding of the label and some FATHERHOOD footage as well! #LookMomICanFly #LMICF pic.twitter.com/GCMIN9hmY6

— KBXX 97.9 The Box (@979TheBox) August 22, 2019

With no official details of the doc's release, fans will be able to "join Travis Scott and the ragers on a rollercoaster ride to Astroworld."

Never before seen footage, his early moments as a father, and his entrepreneurial journey with his Catcus Jack label will be highlighted in the film.

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A Musical Inspired By 'Soul Train' Could Be Headed To Broadway

A musical inspired by the 1970s classic black television program, Soul Train, is on the radar for a Broadway debut. Host and creator, Don Cornelius, debuted the highlights of black music and culture.  The syndicated program ran from 1971- 2006, featuring guests like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, and more.

The New York Times reports that a creative team of three of the most influential black women in the modern-day theater world will be the core of production. Kamilah Forbes, executive producer for the Apollo Theater, will sit as director, Camille A. Brown (Choir Boy) will choreograph, and Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud) sits as the writer for the script.

Questlove posted on his Twitter with the news.

Soul Train’s A Comin.... https://t.co/TMiYoxib0A

— A New Love: Questlove (@questlove) August 19, 2019

He will sit alongside Tony Cornelius, Don Cornelius' son, as executive producer.

Known for it's famous "Soul Train" line, the musical will center the in-studio performers. "I thought it would be so interesting to tell the story of the dancers and Don, in connection and in contrast and in contradiction and in conflict with each other," Morisseau said.

The playwright also will infuse the different "origins of dance culture and the black experience."

Don Cornelius stepped down as the host in 1993. He later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2012 in his Los Angeles home. He was 75.

The musical is aiming for a 2021 premiere.

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SZA Reveals Sophomore Album Is On the Way

2017 was a monumental year for R&B artist SZA. The sultry and soulful singer dropped her album Ctrl, garnering the most Grammy Award nominations for a female artist in 2018.

In an interview on Kerwin Frost Talks, "The Weekend" songstress alluded that her next studio album is coming "soon as f**k." "Everybody I f**k with and respect never had an issue on sophomore albums. People who make real music, no bullsh*t, have never struggled with a sophomore album," she said. "It is a little bit to dance in your brain like 'What do people want from me?' And then you just gotta make sh*t that feels good."

Following an MTV Video Music Award, a BET Award for Best New Artist, a Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Female Artist, two Soul Train Music Awards, and three NAACP Image Awards, her highly-anticipated project is coming from a place that she compares to cognitive dissonance. The New Jersey native is inspired by the sounds of Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Björk, and Wu-Tang Clan.

With no official release date announced, fans can only wonder if they will have all of the feels that her debut album successfully achieved.

Watch the full interview below.

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