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Does Soulja Boy Have A Point?

 

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Mr. Soulja Boy has been in the media for the past week. He seems to think that he had the biggest comeback of 2018 EVEN THOUGH, he did not release a song that charted. He criticized Tyga because everyone said that he had the biggest comeback with his “Taste” record. Check  out the video below at the 5:03 mark:

 

Tyga posted in Instagram his accomplishments according to Spotify and it showed that he had 884 Million streams, 58 million fans and he reached 65 countries. According to Soulja Boy’s accomplishments, he had 98 Million streams, 16 millions fans and reached 65 countries as well, sooooo numbers don’t lie. It’s clear that TYGA had the biggest comeback BUT according to Google, his net worth is $3 million and Soulja Boy’s is $30 Million. Sooooo Soulja was doing something right in 2018 to secure the bag!

But he also had a few things to say about Drake when his name got brought in The Breakfast Club interview. Soulja said he taught Drake everything that he knows and referenced Drake’s intro to “Miss Me” which was on his first album. The line goes: 

Tell meeeee what’s really going on

Drizzy back up in this thang, I’m ready, what’s hannenin’

Soulja Boy came out with the song “What’s Hannenin” back in 2007. “Miss Me” came out in 2010.

Here’s a clip from the interview below:

 

Yeah….he went there lol BUT DID HE LIE? We all know that big artists have ghost writers  write their hits including Drake and the proof is in the pudding. Soulja Boy claims to have paved the way for artists today. He says he was one of the first artist to be on YouTube dancing and doing what influencers are doing now. (he has a point) . He also said he was one of the first artists to have a dance to their song. 

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He has a point. Besides those “Crank That Batman” “Crank That Yank” songs whom we don’t know the artists to, Soulja Boy WAS one of the firsts to do that of my generation.

Soulja also said that he put Tyga in one of videos earlier in his career. He also said he put Chief Keef on, meaning he co-signed him.

LOOK I’m not saying Soulja Boy had the biggest comeback of 2018 BUT i am saying that he has had an influence on artist such as your Lil Pumps, and Tekashi 69s and of course many more. What I DON’T like is how cocky and arrogant he is when explaining his endeavors. BUT I salute him, he just needs to simmer down and stay off the “lil lean” that he says he partakes in,

What are y’all thoughts ?

Comment below and let me know!

Danii Gold out!

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2018 Year to Date Album Releases

It’s only June and the number of albums released this year have been genius and anticipated and some I didn’t care for or listen to. Breaking it down Month by Month, here’s the album releases up until June:

January:

Migos- Culture 2

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Dave East- Paranoia 2

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February:

Kendrick Lamar- Black Panther Soundtrack

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Money Bagg Yo- Heartless 2

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Nipsey Hussle- Victory Lap

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March:

Tory Lanez: Memories Don’t Die

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Jeremih- The Chocolate Box

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The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy

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XXXTentacion : ?

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April:

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

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J. Cole- KOD

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Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer

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May:

Rae Sremmurd- SR3MMlife 3 

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Wale- Self Promotion EP

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ASAP ROCKY- Testing

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Pusha T- Daytona

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June:

Kanye West: Ye

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Kids See Ghosts- Kids See Ghosts (Kanye & Kid Cudi)

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Nas- Nasir

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Teyana Taylor- K.T.S.E

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Beyonce & Jay-Z (The Carters)- EVERYTHING IS LOVE

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Future- Superfly Soundtrack

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Jay Rock – Redemption

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Drake- Scorpion

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My favorite albums of this year were:

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

J. Cole- KOD

Kanye West- Ye

The Carters- EVERYTHING IS LOVE

and of course Drake- Scorpion

 

What were your favorite albums??

Comment them below!

Scorpion Album Review

I know I’m late buuuuuuuuuuuuut I had to do a review on this Scorpion album.

Of course Pusha T spilled the tea about Drake having a son and Drake admitted it TWICE on the album with NO SHAME.

Drake has two sides of the album, which is equivalent to the days when cassette tapes were in. A side is him rapping and B side is him singing.

 

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Honestly, it’s a pretty nice album but it no Nothing Was The Same album, but it’s close to the level of Views. He talks briefly about his son in Emotionless, which is one of the best songs on the album and the best song on the A Side, stating “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid.” What really made the song dope besides Drake’s bars was the Mariah Carey Emotions sample throughout the song.

It’s been said that Drake even took a slight jab back at Pusha T in his song 8 Out Of 10, stating he could go harder on him but he won’t and even though he exposed to the world that Drake had a son, he said “Kiss my son on the forehead and kiss your ass goodbye.” To me, he’s dismissing Pusha and Drake even threw in a skit by Plies in the end of song “I can’t argue with you—you mad—-I’m happy, leave me alone—I just want some money, a lot of money. You ain’t nobody.” Welp that’s self-explanatory.

B Side is Drake’s singing side, which I always like more. One of my favorite songs on this side is That’s How You Feel, which was a sample of Nicki rapping a freestyle at a show; and In My Feelings. This damn song has been soooo popular due to the dance that’s been going with it, The Shiggy. Celebs from Lala to Lil Duval have been doing it. Also, Drake talks about his son Adidon in the song March 14, showing that he isn’t ashamed to talk about it but he ain’t gon give us alll the tea. He did open up about how he resented his parents for not making it work but now he has to coparent with a woman, just like his parents did for him. He only seen his son once but he’s supposed to be seeing him soon and hopefully him and the child’s mother can put their differences aside and make it work. Now granted, if Drake’s son mother wasn’t a porn star, he probably would be slightly more open about how they met and what the relationship was like; or even if he was in a semi public relationship with her…but he wasn’t at all. Regardless, he makes good music an just like Chris Brown, he can’t do no wrong!

Again, I liked this album, it was better than More Life. Drake seem to never disappoint.

What are your thoughts on the album? Comment below!

Danii Gold out ✌🏾

DEGRASSI REUNION!!!: Drake “I’m Upset” Video

My heart is sooooooooooooo full of joy!! Drake released his video for “I’m Upset” and OMG it was a Degressi Reunion LITERALLY! 

If you’re not familiar with Degrassi, it was a Canadian TV school that Drake starred in, in the early 2000’s. He played one of the only black guys on the show named Jimmy. It was one of my FAVORITE adolescent tv shows. Well anywho….

THE SQUAD REUNITED!

He entered into his old high school with his best friend from the show, Spinner, real name Shane Kippel and many other cameos…

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Besties Emma And Manny, played by Miriam McDonald and Cassie Steele

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Fine Craig, played by Jake Epstein

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Cutie Marco, played my Adamo Ruggiero

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Hazel and Terri, played by Andrea Lewis and Christina Schmidt

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Ole dude who shot Jimmy popped up and got chased out lol

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Those Canadian movie guys showed up and they look EXACTLY the same lol

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Just the whole squad kicking, like old times

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This brought back so many memories and I’m glad Drake didn’t forget where he started from. Here’s the video below:

 

Who were you excited about seeing in the video?

Comment below!

 

Album Releases of 2017

This year was  a great year for music. I’ve been more in tune with music than any other years It’s like, the albums that people had been waiting for were released this year, such as Jay Z, Kendrick and J.Cole. Here is the break down of the Hip Hop albums were released this year.

DAMN by Kendrick Lamar

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I Decided by Big Sean 

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Pretty Girls Like Trap Music by 2Chainz 

(I seen him in concert back in August and commend him for performing while sitting in a wheelchair because he tore his ACL. That’s commitment.)

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4:44 by Jay-Z

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ISSA Album by 21 Savage 

Rather You Than Me by Rick Ross 

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Droptopwop by Gucci Mane 

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Culture by Migos

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Gotti Made It by Yo Gotti 

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Plato O Plomo by Remy Ma and Fat Joe 

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The Autobiography by Vic Mensa 

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and last by not least Pressure by Young Jeezy, that was release Friday December 15

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Personally, I didn’t listen to the whole list but 70% I did and my favorites were  Pressure, Culture, I Decided,  More Life, 2Chainz, Gotti, Remy & Fat Joe and even catch a snippet of Vic’s album, which wasn’t bad.

Now, the R&B albums this year were so LIT! I was more in tune with these albums than anything else. I actually did listen to all of them, minus Keyshia Cole’s 11:11 Reset

 

CTRL by SZA

  (I seen this pretty lady in concert just a few days ago, Dec 19, and she was awesome!!!)

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SweetSexySavage by Kehlani

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Tremaine by Trey Songz

(Seen Trey in convert back in April and he literally sung every song who put out, no money was wasted on his ticket)

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Heartbreak on a Full Moon by Chris Brown

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War & Leisure by Miguel

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Trip by Jhene Aiko

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True to Self by Bryson Tiller

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Beach House 3 by Ty Dolla $ign

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Girl Interrupted by Sevyn

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H.E.R. Vol 1 by H.E.R 

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Morning After by DVSN

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Freudian by Daniel Caesar

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11:11 Reset by Keyshia Cole

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(I haven’t had a chance to listen to her, but I’ve always loved her and Imma give her her credit)

For me, it’s been a great year to listen to music and I’m excited to see what’s coming next year. I heard Cardi B should be coming with an album, Nicki Minaj, I wouldn’t be surprised if Drake came out with something.

Check out my next post on the artists that you may have slept on this year who may start shining bright next year!

If I missed anyone, call me out on it but more than likely if I didn’t list them then I don’t listen to their music orrrr I haven’t listened to it yet.

 

Danii Gold out!

 

Billboard Awards 2015

Hey Y’all!!

So I know I’m a little bit late but let’s talk about the Billboard Awards 2015!

Rapper Ludacris and model Chrissy Teigan did an awesome job with hosting and being themselves.

The fashion was something to look at especially Chrissy Teigan, rocking three different outfits; a Balmain black and gold stripe jump suit she wore on the red carpet,  a red tube top jump suit she wore while hosting the awards with rapper/actor Ludacris, along with with a white low cut dress and a white sweater low cut dress. Mariah Carey rocked a black To Ford dress, Jennifer Lopez wore a gorgeous Charbel Zoe couture silver and brown see through dress. And that Taylor Swift got sexy on us and wore a Balmain white jump suit that was cut out under the boobs. Balmain was clearly a hot commodity because Kendall Jenner wore the brand as well as her younger sistr Kylie Jenner. Andddd lastly that Iggy Azalea wore a powder blue and nude color crop top and skirt that I wasn’t a fan of, especially with her pink tipped ends on her hair but to each is own.

 

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Moving along, there were some intense categories with some great nominees in them and some were just obvious on who should win.

Taylor Swift won EIGHT awards, she better get it. She won: top artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard Artist 200, Top Billboard 200 Album for her 1989 album, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Song Artist, and Top Streaming Video for “Shake It Off”. She also premiered her action filled music video ‘Bad Blood.”

Sam Smith took home the top male artist award, top new artist and top radio song artist award. Iggy Azalea took home the top rap song for “Fancy” (bi**h wheet), Top Streaming Artist, and Top Rap Artist (what in a Sam Hell). So clearly I have an issue with that, Honestly I think Nicki Minaj should have won for Ananconda. She is an actually rap artist, not because she is a black woman but because lyrically she spits the real.Yes Iggy is a rapper I guess but she doesn’t speak the real, it’s all mumbo jumbo, TO ME PERSONALLY. I think she won because majority rules, more white people support Iggy than Nicki and of course majority of them are in charge of the awards. As far as top rap artist,  J. Cole or Drake should have won, J.Cole lyrically speaks greatness, Drake lyrically speaks his words with emotion which catches fans attention but again majority rules and I think that the Billboard Awards wanted a white artist to win. Last year Eminem won Top Rap Artist in 2014 In a category with Drake and the GREAT Jay-Z. No shade towards Eminem at all because he is a good artist. He also won top Top Rap Album for The Marshall Mathers, and Macklemore &Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton won top Rap song in 2014 for “Can’t Hold Us. No shade to these artists but I think it’s a visual game. Maybe these artists won based off numbers and rating but to me it seems a little off.

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Moving along, the magical John Legend won three awards, which was well-deserved. Another great recognition was J.Cole winning Top Rap Album.

Performance wise,  Chris Brown performed a pop-ish song in a red Michael Jackson type suit, with Pitbull in a new song titled Fun. Wiz Khalifa hit the stage with Charlie Puth and Lindsey Stirling in the heart-felt song “See You Again” dedicated to actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in November 2013. Britney Spears made a come back song with Iggy Izalea in a song called Pretty Girls. Nick Jonas performed one of my favorites “jealous” Kanye West performed “All Day” with a lot of fire, literally. His sister in laws Kendall & Kylie Jenner were booed when presenting his performance…was the crowd hating or in the right?? Hmmm, and of course the Empire crew Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Gray had to make an appearance, performing “You’re So Beautiful” and “Conquerer” with Estelle. There were many more performances but I just had to speak on those.

 

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Welp that’s all I got for y’all today.

Until next time.

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