A$AP Mob Announces Yams Day 2020 

The A$AP Mob is officially getting ready for their annual Yams Day event in honor of the fallen leader of the Mob. A$AP Mob will once again be taking over the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn for the event which takes place on January 17th, 2020. The ticket pre-sale went up earlier today which you can check out right here.

Yams Day 2020 will mark the fourth annual festival. Each year, they've been doing it bigger and better in honor of Yams. 2019 actually marked the first time they hosted the festival at Barclays Center. In the year prior, A$AP Rocky and co. hosted the vent at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx. Needless to say, the return to the Barclays Center only means that they'll be taking the event to new heights. This year, they had a slew of guest performers including Soulja Boy who came out at the height of his "comeback." They also brought out Meek Mill, Ski Mask The Slump God, Metro Boomin', Lil Yachty and many more.

The announcement arrived earlier today which marks what would've been Yams' birthday. Rocky took to Instagram to share very rare footage of Yams with a very special story. "BACKSTORY BEHIND THIS VIDEO IZ WE LOST YAMS IN LONDON FOR HOURS , WE RANDOMLY FOUND HIM HOURS LATER BUT HE WAS TOO LIT TO BE UPSET AT BY THEN," he captioned the post. 

Lizzo Says A Dublin Ghost Stole Her Phone During Haunted Castle Visit 

Lizzo has embarked on the set of her tour that has the "Truth Hurts" singer performing for her fans on the other side of the pond. During her stop in Dublin, Ireland Lizzo decided to do a tourist attraction by paying a visit to Malahide Castle, a medieval spot outside of the city that's known to be haunted. 


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Her visit to the castle was a spooky one when she claimed to have come across Puck, a ghost that's apparently been roaming around the castle for the last few centuries. "He took my phone and he put it in my dancer’s pocket, it was so crazy," Lizzo told Dublin's 2FM, as seen below. "They looked all over the castle for it. Then we called it and it was in my dancer’s pocket outside. She was like, ‘How did it get in here?’ It happened after I knocked on his door."

Lizzo admitted that the castle was very "creepy" but "so beautiful."

In other Lizzo news, she recently covered Britain's Vogue magazine and got candid on how her anxiety fuels her. 

"When I get really, really anxious before a show, I just go harder and harder and harder when I’m performing and I just go crazy,” she said. “I don’t know why, but my anxiety sometimes fuels who I am as a performer and who I am as an artist – and I know that is not the case for everyone.

50 Cent Wants In On Paid Chinese Troll Group "50 Cent Army" 

50 Cent isn't on Instagram anymore and we can't help but assume that it wasn't done by choice. There's no doubt his page has sparked controversy that has even led him to court in the past. However, that just means he's taking his business elsewhere. The rapper has been actively tweeting all day. Fif is arguably hip-hop's first troll and he embraces it in full.


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Earlier today, the rapper shared a screenshot of a Bloomberg article where he discovered a group in China called "50 Cent Army." This "army" literally has nothing to do with the rapper but the name is enticing enough to draw him in. The rapper tweeted, "do I have to go to China to find my Army. I just want to be apart of it. LOL."

50 Cent Army isn't a G-Unit fan club in China, although the title itself might seem that way. According to The Washington Post, the 50 Cent Army is a group of paid trolls hired by China to use Twitter and other forms of social media to sway the public's opinion of the government in a favorable way. It launched in 2004 but the public was only aware of it in 2014 after it was hacked. By the time 2016 rolled around, the 50 Cent Army was already up to 500 million fake accounts. 

If Fif knew that, maybe he'd reconsider wanting to be apart of it. 

Demi Lovato Kisses On New Tattooed Boyfriend In Instagram Photo 

Well it looks like Demi Lovato knows who she's kissing on New Year's Eve. The songstress uploaded a photograph of her kissing on her new man Austin Wilson to Instagram. The black and white photo is a reflection in the mirror of the couple embracing in a side-hug with Austin's arm draped around Demi's neck as he leans in to kiss her. The caption is simple using one word and one emoji: "my (heart)..." Now that the photograph is on her page people are saying the relationship is "official." I mean, is a relationship really official until it is Instagram official?

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Celebrities including Ashley Graham and Debra Messing commented on the post showing love to an often hated artist. Demi, a former Disney star, has had her troubles and people like to make her remember it. Even in the comments section on the photo of her and Austin, trolls and haters are at large. So it's particularly nice to see that she's found love and feels confident enough in her connection to share it with the world. Austin also shared a photo of the two together on his Instagram. Welcome to Instagram coupledom Demi & Austin!

Boosie Badazz Is Back With His New Song "Another Chance" 

Boosie Badazz isn't going into 2019 without dropping another new song. Boosie announced his new project Talk Dat Shit which is due out this week. The rapper dropped off "Southside Baby" to kick off the campaign for the project but now, he takes it a little slow with his latest drop, "Another Chance." The rapper's new single is far more reflective than the first single. The song kicks off with Boosie dedicating the song to a fallen friend who died at the age of 17 in a car wreck. Boosie gets into his melodic bag on this one as he pays homage to everyone in his life who passed away. The rapper shares images of those he's lost and some video clips from his younger days throughout the visual.

Quotable Lyrics
I'm feelin' pain 'cause my n***a gone
This for my sis Tika, I'm wrong, I should've answered the phone
I wish my pops could see me make another song
I should've prayed a prayer to God that Pimp leave that syrup alone

Billie Eilish Returns With "everything i wanted" 

Billie Eilish rocketed to stardom this year, although she's been putting in work for a while. The singer's readying to follow 2019 with a massive year planned in 2020 including an arena tour but until then, she's back with some new music. Eilish released her new single, "everything i wanted" earlier today which marks her first official release since dropping WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? 

"This song is one my brother and I wrote about each other.” Eilish said about the song in a press statement, “No matter what happens, we always have been and will be there to make it better.”

The song arrives days after promising two new songs. Clearly, she's kept her word but when will we receive the next song? Hopefully soon.

Quotable Lyrics
I had a dream 
I got everything I wanted
When I wake up, I see
You with me

CM Punk Returns To WWE As Part Of "WWE Backstage": Fans React 

CM Punk made his return to WWE television on Tuesday nearly six years after his fallout with the company. The former champ appeared during the closing moments of WWE Backstage, FS1’s new weekly studio show, and he revealed that he'll be back for next week's episode airing on Tuesday, November 19, at 11pm ET.

“It’s as simple as this: Just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the culture,” Punk told the camera, before adding, “I’ll see you here next week.”

Shortly after his unexpected appearance, the WWE on FOX Twitter account confirmed that CM Punk will be making periodic appearances on WWE Backstage starting next week. During his time with the company as a wrestler, Punk was a two-time WWE champion which included an impressive reign of 434 days.

Since leaving WWE, Punk has dabbled in UFC, wrote comic books for Marvel and starred in the recently released horror film, "Girl on the Third Floor." Wrestling fans are already thinking of some dream matches now that he's back in the fold, but it still doesn't appear that Punk has any desire to compete in the WWE again.

Check out some of the reactions to his return to WWE television in the tweets embedded below.

Conway & El Camino Join Lucky Seven On Smooth New Song "Life Eye Chose" 

New York's Lucky Seven has been putting in work over the years. This year, he dropped off Post Traumatic Slave Disorder but it looks like he has another project in the cut before the year ends. The rapper released his new single, "Life Eye Chose" earlier today featuring Conway and El Camino. The sample-based production was cooked up by Lucky Seven himself while he kicks things off on the first verse. Conway slides in on the second verse and does what he does best.

He and Conway have worked together on a few occasions with Lucky producing a few cuts for the Griselda rapper and the two going bar-for-bar on records in the past. Lucky Seven's new project, Merry Christmas Retro Gamer 2 will be available for pre-order this Friday.

Quotable Lyrics
Push the Yaris, ain't no ranges
Even when I go on tour, I take the stainless
Up the 40, I will flame it
Machine, bitch, I'm extraordinary and dangerous


Air Jordan 1 High OG "UNC To Chicago" Drops Soon: Detailed Look 

Michael Jordan made a huge transition in 1984 as he left the University of North Carolina and joined the Chicago Bulls. The UNC colorway was a nice powder blue while the Bulls had devil red. This stark contrast has been played around with by Jordan Brand for years and now, they are coming out with a colorway for women called "UNC to Chicago." 

This particular colorway has been teased for quite some time now but we've finally started to get some detailed images, as well as a release date. According to @zsneakerheadz, these will be released on February 14th of 2020 for $170 USD. The images below also show off some of the finer details of the shoe. For instance, the toe box is red, the back heel and swoosh is blue, while the rest is black leather. Overall, it's a solid-looking colorway that could prove to be one of the biggest Air Jordan 1 releases of 2020.

Unfortunately, this colorway will only be available for the ladies out there so unless you have small feet, you probably won't be able to cop these. Let us know in the comments below what you think of these and if they're a must-cop or a skip.

Kevin Gates Shares Uplifting Message For Kodak Black Following Sentencing 

Kodak Black a large portion of the year behind bars. Today, he was sentenced to nearly four years in prison in his gun case where he falsified documents. That's just one of the many legal matters on his plate right now but we likely won't see Kodak until 2022. Typically, whenever a rapper is incarcerated, many of their peers will go out to call for their freedom and show them their support. However, Kodak's year has been filled with controversy and not many have come out to show him love publicly.

Kevin Gates isn't like everyone else, though. Despite the controversy surrounding Kodak Black's name, he took to the 'Gram to send his blessings in Kodak's direction. "After All hardship All mighty #Allah grants us ease!!!! May your vacation be a peaceful journey and may you return Wiser,Stronger,and Greater than ever before - We love you Sir," he wrote alongside a photo of Kodak.

This appears to be in response to Kodak's post from earlier. The Florida rapper shared a photo of himself upon the announcement of his sentence while quoting Kevin Gates in the caption. "Hold It Down While I’m On Lock. Calling Shots From The Box," Kodak wrote.

Despite Kodak getting sent to prison, his sentence was much lighter than what was initially expected. The rapper was initially facing a max sentence of 10 years so three and some change isn't all that bad in comparison. 

Kodak Black's Charitable Work Detailed In Letters Sent To Court Ahead Of Sentencing 

It was just announced that Kodak Black has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for lying on a federal form. Earlier this year, the Florida rapper attempted to hide the fact that he's on bond for sexual assault while filling out an application for three firearms. This sentencing actually indicates that things worked out in Kodak's favor, because he was initially facing eight years and even requested for his time to be reduced to about three.

Perhaps the letters sent to the court vouching for Kodak's character contributed to his favorable verdict. From Kodak's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, AllHipHop has obtained two letters that gave examples of Kodak's charitable work in an attempt to lighten his sentence. One comes from Heather Siskind, the CEO of The Jack & Jill Center in Fort Lauderdale Florida. "Dear Bill, Every day, the children and families at Jack & Jill Children's Center are growing and thriving thanks to your generosity," Siskind wrote. "At Jack & Jill, we are investing in children and families through services that stabilize, educate and empower. This will acknowledge your September 2018 gift in the amount of $10,000 to support Jack & Jill Children's Center. We are also grateful for your additional donation of clothing for our children. 

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Another letter was submitted by Allen DeWane, the CEO of Acuity Productions, which also detailed Kodak's philanthropy. "I’m producing events with important national leaders to assist inner-city youth. Several have agreed to have Bill work with us on urban youth projects," DeWane wrote. "Prominent high-profile politicians from both sides of the political aisle will use Bill for Youth Outreach programs that serve kids in South Florida and other urban communities across the U.S."

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Takes Home Country Music Award 

If there's one person who had an incredible year, it's Lil Nas X. He became a massive star with his own and "Old Town Road" made history as the longest-running number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is undoubtedly a country-pop song with elements of hip-hop but it took time for the country world to accept that. The song was actually booted off of the Billboard Country charts because it wasn't deemed country enough which sparked a widespread backlash.

Nearly a year after its release and the question of whether Lil Nas X is country enough shouldn't even be asked. He is now an official winner of a Country Music Award. Before it was broadcasted, Good Morning America announced that Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' "Old Town Road (Remix)
won the CMA for Musical Event Of the Year. Lil Nas X responded with excitement to the announcement on Twitter.

Although Lil Nas X's career just began this year, he has been tirelessly grinding since the success of "Old Town Road." He announced a few months ago that he'd be taking a break from music. Truthfully, a bit of self-care at this point can only do him good. Additionally, with the song's recent diamond status, Lil Nas X could likely live off of the royalties of "Old Town Road" for a minute. 

Summer Walker's Tour Cancellation Proves Fans Get Her: "She’s Doing What’s Best" 

Summer Walker has racked up quite a loving fan base ever since her Last Days of Summer taped dropped last year. More recently, Summer released her debut album Over It that's still sitting pretty at #1 on Apple Music since fans can't get enough of the 18-track offering produced solely by London On Da Track. 


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Summer has always maintained honest communication with fans on social media, previously expressing her battle with anxiety and it's for that reason the "Playing Games" singer pulled a number of tour stops from her The First To Last Tour with Melii. "Unfortunately, I won't be able to finish this tour because it doesn't really co-exist with my social anxiety and my introverted personality but I really hope that people understand and respect that at the end of the day. I'm a person," she wrote on Instagram. 

We can only image the move wasn't an easy one to make and thankfully a large number of Summer's fans understand where she's coming from. "Summer Walker is not being unreasonable! Maybe she thought she could handle a tour when she signed the contract. Maybe she was being pressured by her team. Now she’s doing what’s best for her and her mental health," one fan wrote on Twitter. 

Of course, there are a handful of tweets of people who are pissed that Summer's not coming to their city or those who think she needs to fire her PR but we're choosing to focus on the kind words Summer's been receiving. Peep some reactions below and let us know what you think. 

RealLife Showcases Vocals On "Wings Of Protection" 

RealLife says his new single "Wings Of Forgiveness" is a different type of song and after a listen I think you'll tend to agree.  The track incorporates so much into it that you can't necessarily pinpoint what is going on. With smooth vocals over his guitar RealLife sings his heart out making you wonder where his inspiration is from.

RealLife said to HotNewHipHop, “you can’t put this song in a box. It’s against the grain but it’s real and that’s all that matters to me.” Spoken like a true artist. The song stands out in ways because the genre is almost uncertain. What type of song is this? Is it Pop? R&B? There's even hints of Soft Rock in there. Clearly a talented musician RealLife has a vision for his art. Let's see where that vision takes him.

Quotable Lyrics

I pick up my guitar
There's no telling what I might do
I want to smash it on all your heads
Sometimes I want to sing the blues


Does Bhad Bhabie Still Have A Thing For NBA Youngboy? 

For a short while, NBA YoungBoy and Bhad Bhabie occupied a spot in the league of hip hop couples. While the evidence was always murky regarding whether the two were actually dating, there were a few instances that confirmed something was going on. After months of there seeming to be no involvement between the two, Bhad Bhabie started beefing with YoungBoy on IG Live. In an even more confusing turn of events, the viral sensation appeared to get a tattoo of YoungBoy's birth name on her hand. While she argued that the tattoo said 'Kentucky', not 'Kentrell', she suspiciously covered it up with a butterfly.   

The tattoo correction seemed to mark the end of chapter in Bhabie's romantic life, as she started getting smitten with Lil Gotit on social media around the same time. However, even after cuddling and collaborating with the Atlanta rapper, she's still bumping NBA YoungBoy. While we don't blame her for wanting to listen to YoungBoy's music - it's really good - it's a misleading move for her to post videos of herself rapping along to his songs. Her recent singalong was to "Rich As Hell" off his latest project AI Youngboy 2, but she has done this before with "House Arrest Tingz"

Is Bhad Bhabie that big of a YoungBoy stan that she feels the need to keep promoting him post-breakup? Why doesn't she show The Real GOAT some love? These are the questions that keep me up at night and maybe we'll never have answers to them.  

Summer Walker Gives London On Da Track A Hilariously Violent Lap Dance: Watch 

Forget about her crippling social anxiety for a minute and focus on just how comfortable Summer Walker is with her man London On Da Track. They've clearly got a bond that's special, spending tons of time together and collaborating on one of the best albums of the entire year, Over It. Despite a brief breakup last month, the couple paints a picture of love on social media. London helps Summer through her anxiety and she brings the best out of his production. What more can you ask for? They can clearly make fun of themselves too, as evidenced in their latest video on social media.


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After announcing that the majority of her tour has been cancelled to preserve her health, Summer Walker relaxed with her boyfriend in their spot, uploading a humorous clip to Instagram today. "How them hoes be dancing at the booty club, so violent," wrote the singer as her caption, giving her boo a very aggressive lap dance. Dancing to T-Pain's "Buy U A Drank," Summer attacks London On Da Track with her backside, bouncing up and down with ferocity. London started off with his hand down his pants, perhaps attempting to protect his hardware, but Walker likely set back his boys a few years with this display.

She may not be comfortable on stage but with her boyfriend, she can do it all.

Iman Shumpert Nets Signing Leads To Outcries For Carmelo Anthony 

Iman Shumpert has always been seen as a nice role player who can make an impact on any team he plays on. Whether offensively or defensively, Shumpert can pretty well do anything you ask him to. These last few years, he has bounced around the league quite a bit and at the beginning of the season, he found himself without a team. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, this has all changed as today, he was signed by none other than the Brooklyn Nets.

For now, it seems like Shumpert will be used sparingly as much of their starting lineup and bench has been established. Regardless, the team now has quite a bit of depth to work with.

Shumpert's signing was met with some praise from his fans although unfortunately, many were upset because the news wasn't about Carmelo Anthony. Melo had been linked to the Brooklyn Nets for some time and fans are still upset that a team has yet to sign him. At this point, it truly feels like the NBA has blackballed him in a way but there is really no way to tell for sure.

Check out some of the reactions to the news below and let us know what you think.

YNW Melly Shares "No Heart" Music Video & Message For Fans 

A steady stream of output is usually the key to an artist staying relevant while serving a stint behind bars. The Florida rapper is currently facing the death penalty for allegedly murdering two of his friends last year. He hasn't shared much new music since his album, We All Shine, dropped at the top of the year, but he's keeping his name in circulation through music videos. 

While Melly obviously cannot star in his own visuals, he has opted for a puppet version of himself to fill in the role. This mini Melly made its first appearance in the video for "City Girls" and popped up again last week, partying in Tay Money's "Left Cheek, Right Cheek". This time around, Melly and his team decided on another substitute for the imprisoned artist. "No Heart" just got the video treatment and it features a teenage boy who plays a younger version of Melly. It follows the unfolding of a middle school crush, punctuated by all the usual awkwardness and disappointment. Something about the video noted in the YouTube comments was also that it was directed by Nathan R. Smith, rather than Melly's usual collaborator DrewFilmedIt. 

The video's description on YouTube includes the following message: "Melly wanted to give you guys a visual to this Melly classic before the new album 💔.. MELLY VS MELVIN REAL SOON 😈." Melly vs.Melvin has been teased by the rapper from behind bars via recorded phone calls and social media posts

WWE Reveals Raw & SmackDown Teams For Survivor Series Match 

For the first tim ever, WWE's annual Survivor Series pay-per-view will include wrestlers from all three of their brands, as NXT stars such as Adam Cole, Tommaso Ciampa and Matt Riddle will be included in the battle for brand supremacy.

With the Survivor Series PPV set to take place on Sunday, November 24, the match card is starting to take shape - and it will include a 5-Man Survivor Series Elimination Triple Threat Match pitting Raw vs SmackDown vs NXT. During Tuesday night's episode of "WWE Backstage" on FS1, the WWE announced that SmackDown's team will be represented by Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Mustafa Ali, Shorty G and King Corbin. 

It was previously announced that the Raw team will consist of Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Ricochet, Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre. That leaves NXT as the last team to reveal their roster, and we could get our answer as soon as tonight when NXT airs on the USA Network at 8pm ET.

The 15-man Triple Threat Match will work just like your traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match, continuing on until every member of two of the three teams have been eliminated via pinfall, submission, count-out or disqualification. 

Other matches that have already been announced for Survivor Series include:

WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Rey Mysterio

Women's Champions: Becky Lynch (Raw) vs Bayley (SmackDown)vs Shayna Baszler (NXT)

Mid-Card Champions: AJ Styles (U.S/Raw) vs Shinsuke Nakumara (Intercontinental/SmackDown) and Roderick Strong (North American/NXT)

Men's Tag Team Champions: The Viking Raiders (Raw) vs. The New Day (SmackDown) vs. Undisputed Era (NXT)

HNHH TIDAL Wave: Lil Baby, Drake & Dave East Are Stars This Week 

Another week, another solid seven days for music. Each Wednesday, we present you with our official staff picks playlist. Exclusive to TIDAL, the chart usually contains a number of the highest-profile releases mixed with some more underground cuts. With brand new albums from Dave East, Doja Cat, bbno$, and others, our editors were busy checking out another heavy schedule of drops. 

Starting off the playlist this week, Lil Baby's brand new single "Whoa" gets us ready for the party. This is classic Baby, showcasing his melodic prowess and featuring the Atlanta rapper flowing smoothly in his unique voice. Immediately after, we get into the latest Drake remix of MC Kevin O Chris' "Ela É do Tipo" before Tory Lanez' Chixtape 5 single and Doja Cat's collaboration with Gucci Mane get us in the mood. Elsewhere, we've included some tracks from Dave East's Survival, Reason's new single, 88GLAM's return and some brand new Griselda vibes.

Let us know who's got your favorite choices this week out of the entire staff. If you're not signed up for TIDAL yet, get on game and do that here. They've got the best sound quality on the market so, if that's your streaming priority, you should consider switching up.


Alex Zidel (Editorial)

bbno$ - bad thoughts
bbno$ & Lewis Grant - on god
Doja Cat - Bottom Bitch
Young Scooter - Trap Museum (feat. Lil Keed)
Yung Lean - Blue Plastic

Chantilly Post (Editorial)

Doja Cat - Streets
Doja Cat - Like That (feat. Gucci Mane)
Deante' Hitchcock - How TF (feat. 6LACK)
Skip Marley - Slow Down (feat. H.E.R.)
Tinashe - Touch & Go (feat. 6LACK)

Alex Cole (Editorial)

Emotional Oranges - Iconic
Emotional Oranges - West Coast Love
Doja Cat - Addiction
88GLAM - Bankroll (feat. Lil Keed)
FKA twigs - sad day

Noah C. (Editorial)

Rosalía - A Palé
Clams Casino - Lyre
FKA twigs - mirrored heart
Lil Baby - Woah
Kilo Kish - NICE OUT

Aron A. (Editorial)

J Hus - Must Be
Dave East - Seventeen
Lil Baby - Woah
REASON - Same Ol Shit

Mitch Findlay (Editorial)

Griselda - Chef Dreds
REASON - Same Ol Shit
Lil Baby - Woah
J Hus - Must Be

Arielle London (Editorial)

Dave East - On Sight (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
Teyana Taylor & Kehlani - Morning
Dave East - Seventeen

Rose Lilah (Editorial)

Young Scooter - Don’t Reach For My Chain (feat. Casino)
Tory Lanez - Jerry Sprunger (feat. T-Pain)
Gallant - Sharpest Edges
MC Kevin O Chris - Ela É do Tipo (feat. Drake)