Drake Is Ready To Conquer Hollywood

Drake taking time off from music to pursue acting career

The Toronto rapper, who started his career as an actor on “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” is foraying into the film and television world both behind-the-scenes and on-camera. In a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter, Drizzy opens up about his upcoming projects, including the 2019 revival of “Top Boy” on Netflix, which he will co-executive produce with manager and business partner Adel “Future the Prince” Nur and SpringHill Entertainment, the company run by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

Drake on Degrassi

Outside of “Top Boy,” Drizzy and James are also collaborating on The Carter Effect, a documentary about NBA great Vince Carter, which may also end up at Netflix. Beyond that, the ‘6 God’ is teaming up with A24 and Steve Golin, who runs the production house Anonymous Content. He’s also continuing his long-running partnership with Apple, who has given him clearance to produce whatever he chooses.

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Judge sends Meek Mill “Tronk Toe”

Meek Mill is an inmate in Camp Hill state prison. (Department of Corrections)

PHILADELPHIA – Rapper Meek Mill has begun to serve up to four years in prison at the Camp Hill facility for probation violations.

According to reports, the rapper was sentenced after violating probation in a prior drug and weapons case.

Robert Rihmeek Williams, the rapper’s real name, had already been arrested twice in this year.

In March – he was arrested at a St. Louis Airport for fighting.

In August – he was arrested in New York for recklessly driving his motorcycle.

However, the judge’s decision to jail Williams came as a surprise after prosecutors had recommended no jail time for the rapper.

Meek Mill and his lawyer outside court

His lawyer says he will appeal the ruling.

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Own The Block Takes It To The Streets


Own The Block Entertainment is proud to present the next street rap battle taking place at Wembley Roadhouse in Cape Town this Saturday on 18th November. After the people have voted via a poll on Facebook, Wembley Roadhouse was by far the most popular location with more than 80% of the votes.

Right on the corner of one of the most popular and longest serving eat-outs on the Cape Flats, Wembley Roadhouse is where all the action will take place.

Wembley Roadhouse, Athlone

Jamie Palm from Woodstock will take on The Kulture of Athlone in a live rap battle. Whether you’re from Woodstock or whether you are from Athlone, come show some love and witness real hip hop at Africa’s only street rap battle league, Own The Block.

If you’re in the area or want to see some real, raw, rap shit, make your way down to 25 Denchworth road & Belgravia road.

DETAILS:

Open Cypher starts at 15:30pm.

Battle starts at 16:00pm.

The battle will be video recorded as part of the OTB street rap battle league and broadcasted on OTB TV via the Own The Block website.

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SA Hip Hop Awards Nominees Out Now

SAHHA nominees out now.

The SA Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) announced the nominees for the 6th edition of the award show on Monday, with artists Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta and YoungstaCPT all receiving a number of nominations. 

Leading the frontline with the most nominations this year is Cassper Nyovest. The star has been recognised in categories such as Best Album, Best Male and MVP. The ‘Tito Mboweni’ hitmaker will also be honoured with the Milestone award for his contribution in the hip hop industry. 

Also making his debut at the SAHHA this year with 3 nominations is Cape Town born rapper YoungstaCPT in categories Best Lyricist, Best Video and Best Mixtape.

The award ceremony theme for this year is “Hip Hop Politics” and will take place in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13th December at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre.

See the full list of nominees here:

SAHHA nominees for 2017

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Watch: Cassper Nyovest Drops ‘Baby Girl’ Official Music Video

Cassper Nyovest – ‘Baby Girl’ music video out now.

The Maftown Rapper, Cassper Nyovest has released the long-awaited music video for his hit single ‘Baby Girl.’

In less than 24 hours of being released, the video has been viewed nearly 100,000 times and still counting. 

The music video features fellow South African rappers L-Tido and Riky Rick, as well as Idols judge and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo.

WATCH NOW:  


The rapper is currently promoting a music concert set to be taking place in about a month from now where he intends to ‘Fill-Up’ FNB stadium in Soweto on the 2nd December.

Purchase your tickets at Computicket and support local hip hop at its finest!

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NEW Music Alert: Kay Faith releases ‘In Good Faith’ EP

 

In Good Faith – Kay Faith

Cape Town’s very own “wonder woman” some might say, has dropped her latest EP ‘In Good Faith‘ which is a 10 track body of work that showcases a mixture of Cape Town and Joburg artists including Patty Monroe, YoungstaCPT, Ginger Trill and Bigstar Johnson.

LISTEN to the full EP In Good Faith’ on soundcloud now.

LISTEN to High Note’ feat Caleb Williams, Bigstar Johnson & YoungstaCPToff the EP on soundcloud now.

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Shane Eagle Releases New Album – Yellow

Shane Eagle Releases Debut Album – ‘Yellow’

Shane Eagle Releases Debut Album – ‘Yellow’

The highly anticipated debut album, ‘Yellow’ seems to be golden as it has managed to secure the #1 spot on iTunes and Deezer for 1 week straight since its release. Shane Eagle delivers a 13 track body of work that is filled with depth and sincerity in his lyrics.

The 21 year old rapper sat down on with DJ Sabby as he hosted the rapper to a listening session of his debut album titled #Yellow. Shane explains why he named the album ‘Yellow’ and breaks down all the songs.  

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How Own The Mic Launch Went Down

Last month we saw the launch of #OwnTheMic on Saturday 26th August at Mercury Live where we enjoyed a cosy and entertaining night filled with HIP HOP as the OTB rappers showed-off some mean rhymes in the CYPHER and also had the stage lit as  The Kulture and Mykey  blessed us with dope performances!

OWN THE BLOCK presents #OwnTheMic

OWN THE BLOCK presents #OwnTheMic

OWN THE BLOCK presents #OwnTheMic

OWN THE BLOCK presents #OwnTheMic

STAY TUNED for details as #OWNTHEMIC returns this OCTOBER!

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YoungstaCPT – ‘Came, Saw, Conquered’ (Prod. by Chrysto Meth) Official Music Video Out Now

YoungstaCPT drops ‘Came, Saw, Conquered’ Official Music Video

Just when you thought dropping 2 mixtapes in 1 day wasn’t enough! YoungstaCPT hits us with a new video with Chrysto Meth bringing the heat on the beat!

YoungstaCPT drops ‘Came, Saw, Conquered’ Official Music Video

The video speaks for itself, YoungstaCPT never has a dull verse. We have to salute the man for his commitment, hard work and dedication he has invested into the game over the years as he raps:

“I can’t wait much longer, we made it without sponsors, you created a monster, now pray to your father, I came, saw and I conquered, you didn’t kill me you made me stronger!”

With a whopping 29 mixtapes to date, YoungstaCPT has proven why he is one of the most respected rappers in South Africa and yet he seems to still feel disrespected somehow.

YoungstaCPT  ‘Came, Saw, Conquered’ Official Music Video Is Out

Who is he referring to? Could it be the radio stations, TV or the entire industry? Guess we will have to figure that one out, peep the video to see for yourself!

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Watch Jay Z 4:44 Full Interview

Jay-Z – Rap Radar (2017)

Finally it is here, the hour-long Tidal video interview is out for the world to see!

Jay-Z discussed his Kanye West feud, the recording of 4:44, the “Elevator Video” and his Anti-Defamation League–angering “The Story of O.J.” lyric in an interview, the first of two instalment where the rapper sat down with Rap Radar’s Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller.

See PART ONE:

See PART TWO:

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