Amar Stewart began painting Hip Hop inspired work two years ago, creating portraiture using oils. Approximately 18 months later, Stewart says he and his wife visited The Met in London where he was drawn to Dutch masters of the 17th century. His wife nudged him. "You should do this," she advised.
"It all happened from there," Stewart recalls, in an interview with HHDX. "I have her thank for this."
The number of mainstream female voices in Hip Hop have been at a minimum the last few years, but one veteran emcee could be returning in the near future. According to superproducer Timbaland, longtime collaborator Missy Elliott is ready to return to the spotlight with a new album.
“It’s coming,” Tim told Rolling Stone. “It’s on her. She got the first single, it’s just a matter of when she wants to do it. We got the hollow-tip bullet in the gun. We have the game-changer right there.”
Unless you have been living under a rock in Mars, you’re well aware of Rick Ross’ affinity with guns. However, in a recent interview, the Maybach Music Group boss reveals about certain restrictions that should be made on people’s right to bear arms.
Back in March 2013, Rick Ross was in possession of a 9 mm handgun when unidentified gunmen shot at him in his Rolls Royce in Florida. In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, Ross explains his support for gun rights, but with a catch: "I support the right to bear arms, I do. I’m a licensed carrier. But, when I go into public places, when I go out and I enter certain places, I believe it’s best to leave your firearm in your vehicle. Go in and enjoy your meal".
Meek Mill, who is often involved in charitable efforts, says he's always willing to help, if he's able.
"If I’m in the position to help, I’m gonna help," the MMG star says in an interview with XXL. "In my city, you know, rappers never really get credit for anything they do, but they do a lot for the community. And I don’t even try to take credit for it. But I don’t like when I come home and you got certain people sitting around talking about my probation, like they're downplaying me, like I’m doing something wrong. First of all, you know, I got a job. I came from being in the streets being a young kid doing wild things and stuff. I changed my life around. I take care of my whole family. I got a child, take care of my son, and I give back to the community every chance I get.
Rich Homie Quan will be releasing a new album by the end of this year, he announced in an interview.
Although he has no album title or official release date, Rich Homie Quan did say he has been collaborating with Drake, one of his favorite artists.
Lil Reese was reportedly arrested on a gun charge yesterday (July 28). He is reportedly being held on bail for $50,000 at Cook County jail, according to XXL.
This follows a series of legal issues for Reese, who pleaded guilty to burglary charges in 2010.
Childish Gambino called out several rappers by name during a performance in Sydney, Australia yesterday (July 27).
"I'm the best rapper, definitely Top 5," Gambino rapped during the performance. "If these other rappers think they're [inaudible], they're fuckin' not alive / I'll cut their head off, that's every rapper living / That's Kendrick [Lamar], that's Drake / That's ScHoolboy [Q], that's everyone / I don't give a fuck. I'll fucking kill you niggas / I’ll fucking kill you niggas."
Lil Wayne just might land on Curren$y's Pilot Talk III.
"Me and the homie work all the time," Curren$y says when I Got It For Free asks him about Wayne's Pilot Talk III appearance potential. "I got two or three in the clip right now that haven’t been released that we did, so maybe.” said Spitta about the likelihood Wayne will be featured on the project. “I got Baby on the ’10 Gs’ remix. I’m gonna put that out in a second too."
Jay Z may be on tour with his wife, Beyonce, as they run through the nation with On The Run, but the emcee is also keeping his hand in the sports management world as he continues to oversee Roc Nation Sports.
Recently, CC Sabathia spoke with New York radio station Power 105.1's Angie Martinez about Jay Z's work.
On Friday, reports were circulating that rapper Lil Wayne would represent soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo with regards to his endeavors in the United States.
Lil Wayne is apparently starting some sort of sports management company, and Ronaldo was due to be his first client