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T.I. Shows His Growth In Rapture Documentary

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Netflix and Mass Appeal have teamed up to produce a documentary featuring some of the giants of Hip-Hop. The latest trailer showcases Atlanta’s own T.I. and his growth as an artist and becoming the voice of the people.

Way back, when hip-hop culture was in its gestational phase, the powerful message therein didn’t go much further than the five boroughs of New York City. Today, rap music is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and Netflix is the embodiment of the eyes from which she sees,” director Sacha Jenkins previously stated in a press release. “It is a great honor for Mass Appeal to work with Netflix to produce our new series Rapture. We’ve been telling hip-hop hop stories since ’96, and as natives we feel it is our duty to do the movement justice. Rapture is bangin’. Straight up.”

T.I.’s change of heart is more than just talk. The veteran rap impresario has taken it on himself to be one of hip-hop’s mouthpieces for both social justice and economic advancement. And while he is far from perfect, he’s often the first to chime in with a word of wisdom to the youth of a generation that grew up on his music — or sometimes, his more obstinate peers with the occasional reminder that they were all kids once, too.

Rapture will cover the music and lives of well-known artists like T.I., 2 Chainz, Just Blaze, Nas, and Rapsody as filmmaker Sacha Jenkins seeks to contextualize these figures in hip-hop culture and illustrate how hip-hop culture affects the whole world.

Rapture comes to Netflix’s service — as usual for the platform, with all of its episodes at once — March 30.

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Machine Gun Kelly Drops New EP ‘Binge’

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Machine Gun Kelly follows up his 2017 album Bloom with Binge.

The new project features nine songs including the Shady diss, “Rap Devil,” MGK’s reply to Em’s shade on Kamikaze. Other titles include the new bangers “Livefastdieyoung” “GTS” and “Long Time Coming.”

In a new interview with The Breakfast Club, Kelly dismissed “Killshot” as “a leg shot. With ‘Rap Devil,’ we’re talking about facts while you want to talk about man buns? Answer the fucking facts

Listen to Machine Gun Kelly’s Binge EP.

Machine Gun Kelly’s Binge EP Tracklist

1. “Long Time Coming”
2. “Loco”
3. “GTS”
4. “Rap Devil”
5. “Nylon”
6. “Lately”
7. “Signs”
8. “Get the Broom”
9. “LiveFastDieYoung”

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Lupe Fiasco Released ‘DROGAS Wave’ A Week Early

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Lupe Fiasco’s seventh album DROGAS Wave is available for streaming.

The album is out a week before the original release date after the project was leaked. Lupe spoke about the moving the LP release on Wednesday.

“I don’t know how the album got out, but it did,” Lupe said about the early release. “It’s my label and I can do what I want with the music so I’m making it available to my fans now.”

DROGAS Wave, the follow-up to 2017’s DROGAS Light, is comprised of 24 tracks. The album will feature Damian Marley, Nikki Jean, Crystal Torres, Simon Sayz and Bishop Edgar Jackson. The LP will be available on all streaming platforms on September 28

“Drogas Wave is based on a story about a group of slaves that jumped off of a slave ship transporting them from Africa,” Lupe said about the project. “The slaves did not drown, and instead somehow managed to live under the sea. They spent the rest of their underwater existence sinking slave ships. ‘Drogas’ is the Spanish word for drugs. I made it an acronym which stands for ‘Don’t Ruin Us God Said.’”

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2 Chainz Drops Video For “Bigger Than You” Featuring Drake And Quavo

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2 Chainz returns to high school freshman year in “Bigger Than You.”

In the Nathan R. Smith-directed video, kids have been cast to play 2 Chainz, Quavo, Drake, and the song’s producer Murda Beatz. The rappers’ young doppelgängers wreak havoc in their school libraries and hallways, dancing, jumping on tables and roaming around the place with reckless abandon. There are also a number of kids that resemble artists such as Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj, presumably on purpose.

The track is from 2 Chainz his fifth studio album Rap or Go to the League for release later this year

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