[MUSIC NEWS] Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Florida


Our prayers go out to the family of 2017  XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot this afternoon (June 18).

According to TMZ, the late rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was allegedly shopping for a motorcycle at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla. when a gunman approached him and began firing around 3:57 p.m. EST. At 5:40 p.m. EST he was pronounced dead.

Prior to the news of his death, XXXTentacion was admitted to a local hospital and had been listed as a level 1 trauma patient, with audio dispatch calling the incident “a possible drive-by.” Witnesses allege a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from the “Moonlight” rhymer’s vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Upon hearing the initial news of XXX getting shot, dozens of hip-hop artists and producers jumped on Twitter and Instagram to voice their heartbreak. Joey Bada$$, who’s featured on XXX’s No. 1-selling album, ?, almost immediately tweeted out “Praying for my brother X.” The two collaborators hinted at a joint project due out sometime this year.

After dealing with touchy allegations over the past year, XXXTentacion set out to do good by his home state. The Florida native was currently planning to launch his Helping Hand Foundation with his mother, and held a benefit concert for victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

Rest in peace, XXXTentacion.

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ARTIST Cartel Gash CURRENT SINGLE “Presidential” Is Heating Up


Harlem native and Hip-Hop emcee Cartel Gash recently released his debut single entitled “Presidential ”  on February 10, 2018 and the single has quickly received recognition from DJs and Radio Stations. The song has impacted heavy worldwide (Social Media) and record pool alike and now the song has impacted on Internet Radio stations such as Platinum Radio , The Power 99 Jamz, The Zone 88.1 FM, and Hot 107 Jamz To Name a Few.   

“Presidential” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, and other digital stores.

LISTEN TO “Presidential” ON SPOTIFY 

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[MUSIC NEWS] Trippie Redd and Travis Scott’s “Dark Knight Dummo” Hits Platinum Status


Trippie Redd is having a complicated week. Days before landing on the 2018 XXL Freshman List, and being arrested for alleged battery and aggravated assault, the “Love Scars” rapper earned his first platinum plaque for his Travis Scott-featuring single, “Dark Knight Dummo.”

The Honorable C.N.O.T.E.-produced track, released in December, was officially certified platinum by the RIAA on June 6. Trippie’s singles “Love Scars,” “Poles 1469” and “Bust Down” were all certified gold earlier this year, so it’s looking like a trend. “Dark Knight Dummo,” for its part, also spent seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking in December at number 72.

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[MUSIC NEWS] Drake Actually Did Co-Write Kanye West’s “Yikes


Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg claimed Drake penned the hook for Kanye West’s new track “Yikes” during a recent episode of Ebro In The Morning. It turns out Aubrey Graham (Drake’s real name) actually did contribute to the ye cut.

According to TIDAL, Drake, super producer Mike Dean and West are among the many credited as “composer” on the song.

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West was credited as a contributor on Drake’s 2016 diss track, “Two Birds, One Stone,” which was aimed at Pusha T and Kid Cudi. Pusha didn’t reply to the 6 God’s barbs until last month, when he released “Infrared,” which took shots at both Drake and Cash Money CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams.

Drake retaliated with the scathing “Duppy’s Freestyle” and Pusha fired back with another fiery diss, “The Story Of Adidon.”

West tried to dead the beef on Twitter and it’s seemingly cooled off for now.

West’s follow-up to 2016’s The Life Of Pablo, ye, was released on June 1 following a listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Looks like its True! BlacChyna is 2 months pregnant with 18 year old rapper YBN Jay’s baby. She all but confirmed it yesterday when she was spotted out with a very pronounced belly.

Chyna and Jay have been dating now for about six months and in that time MTO News learned that the couple broke up  and got back together — at least twice.

At the end of the day do we really care like what is she famous for anyways??

Im just reporting the news…

  • Mz Boom


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[TV] Stevie J Fired from Love and Hip-Hop!?


Love & Hip Hop producers are looking to fire Stevie J from the show and have him banned from future activities connected with the VH1 series. This occurred after a meltdown on the set of the REUNION SHOW.

Stevie appeared to assault Erica Mena  and allegedly went on a disturbing hate filled tirade against her and her 11 year old son calling the innocent young man a “f*ggot.”

We’re told that Love & Hip Hop’s firing of Stevie is “pending further investigation.” They’re reviewing the video footage to determine what final steps that they can do under his contract.

  • Mz BooM


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[TECH NEWS] Instagram plans to launch Snapchat Discover-style video hub


Instagram is preparing to unveil a home for longer-form video — a YouTube competitor and its take on Snapchat Discover. According to multiple sources, Instagram will offer a dedicated space featuring scripted shows, music videos and more in vertically oriented, full-screen, high-def 4K resolution. Instagram has been meeting with popular social media stars and content publishers to find out how their video channels elsewhere would work within its app. It’s also lining up launch partners for an announcement of the long-form video effort tentatively scheduled for June 20th.

The public shouldn’t expect Netflix Originals or HBO-level quality. This is not “InstaGame of Thrones.”  Instead, the feature is more focused on the kind of videos you see from YouTube creators. These often range from five to 15 minutes in length, shot with nice cameras and lighting but not some massive Hollywood movie production crew. Average users will be able to upload longer videos too, beyond the current 60-second limit.

Instagram intends to eventually let creators and publishers earn money off the longer videos, though it hasn’t finalized how accompanying ads like pre-rolls and mid-breaks or revenue splits would work. It is not paying creators up-front for shows like Facebook Watch, either. But the videos will each feature a swipe-up option to open a link, which creators can use to drive traffic to their websites, e-commerce stores or event ticketing. Thanks to Instagram’s 800 million-plus users, the video section could be a powerful marketing tool beyond generating cash for creators directly.

The long-form video section will spotlight a collection of popular videos, and provide a “continue watching” option since users might view long clips over the course of several sessions. Users will also see the long-form clips featured on authors’ profiles near the Stories Highlights bubbles. Creators won’t be able to shoot and post long-form videos, as the section will only allow pre-made video uploads.

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[MUSIC NEWS] J. Cole’s ‘KOD’ Debuts at No. 1 Billboard 200 J. Cole’s ‘ATM’ is Now Eligible for Gold Certification


Get the tweets lined up, J. Cole has once again gone Gold with no features. Well, unless you want to take kiLL Edward into consideration.

The latest effort from the leader of Dreamville, K.O.D., has done it all from dominating tweets with fan’s at the moment listening reactions to take festival stages and landed the creator in a couple of high-profile interviews. Now it’s time for the body of work to rack up hardware.

K.O.D. has already received Gold certification for the United States and now J. Cole can celebrate his single “ATM” joining in on the Gold status. The RIAA achievements for both records are likely not the last on the way to platinum plaques.

Congrats to Cole and the Dreamville team, be sure to hear the album and more Cole classics when he goes on tour with Young Thug later this year.

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[MUSIC NEWS] J. Prince Says Kanye Called To End Drake & Pusha T Beef, Says Cash Money Has No Money On ‘Ebro in the Morning’


Needless to say, J. Prince is becoming a very important piece of the puzzle in the Pusha T vs. Drake beef.

After claiming that Drake recorded a diss track that could’ve ended King Push’s career, the Rap A Lot CEO told Ebro In The Morning both he and Kanye West wanted to put an end to the Pusha/Drake beef. Prince also took credit for ended the beef between Pimp C and Master P back in the mid 90s.

The Dirty South rap mogul also asserts that the Drake and Pusha T beef crossed the line, citing that Drake’s unreleased diss track was out of Drake’s character


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