Swae Lee’s ‘Swaecation’ Solo Debut Is Coming Very Soon

It may still be winter, but it looks like it's time for a Swaecation.

Swae Lee is breaking out from his brotherly duo Rae Sremmurd momentarily to give fans his first solo project. On Twitter the 24-year-old rapper/singer announced that 2018 will be the year of Swae Lee with Swaecation Vol. 1, alongside Rae Sremmurd’s highly-anticipated next album SremmLife 3.When a fan asked how soon we could expect a project full of melodic hooks and R&B flavors, Swae responded “definitely in like less than a month confirmed.”

Of course Swae is no stranger to working without his brother Slim Jxmmi. The singer has lent his melodious vocals to many collaborators including French Montana, Ty Dolla Sign, and Trippie Redd.

This new project, however, does not signal steps toward the end of one of the most successful sibling duos of all time. On the contrary, it looks like they're just getting started. SremmLife 3 is on the way, and in a new documentary about the group, Mike WiLL Made-It said “Sremm, they're ready to be in movies, they're ready to be in commercials, they're ready to be models.” 

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There's no word yet on what collabs, if any, will be on Swae's upcoming project or what kind of sounds we can expect, but we'll take this little piece of advice from the artist himself and stay optimistic that good things are coming our way. 

 

Stay optimistic , what’s yours will come your way

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It Looks Like Drake Won a Lot of Money From Quavo When Alabama Beat Georgia

Alabama beat Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday night in improbable fashion. After falling behind 13-0 at halftime, the Crimson Tide put freshman backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa into the game at the start of the second half and ended up winning 26-23 in overtime to give Alabama head coach Nick Saban the sixth national championship of his legendary career. And no one—not even the guys on the Alabama team!—were as happy about the Crimson Tide win as Drake.

Drake watched the CFP title game with 2 Chainz, and it seems as though he had a large stack of money riding on it after making a bet with Bulldogs superfan Quavo. It’s not clear how much the two rappers bet on the game, but when it ended, a video of Drake celebrating the win surfaced on his Instagram Story. It featured him talking to Quavo on the phone and telling the Migos rapper he was expecting to be paid promptly following Alabama’s win.

“Oh yeah! Excuse me, excuse me, I gotta move this, excuse me. I need all my chips,” Drake yelled into the phone. “Ay, I need all my chips. Quavo, I need my chips with the Huncho Jack dip, my boy! What’s up? What’s up?”

Later in the clip, Drake gave props to Saban and referred to him as the “best coach of all time.” He also showed a wad of $100 bills in his video and said it represented just a small portion of whatever he won when he bet on Alabama.

“This just the beginning, too,” Drake said. “This like one-fourth of it. This just the beginning. Come on, man. You know how we rocking, man.”

2 Chainz posted a video on Instagram as well that showed Drake screaming about the Alabama win in the background.

This isn’t the first time Drake has made a large wager on a sporting event with a fellow rapper. He once lost a grip of money to French Montana on an NBA Finals bet. He’s also dropped some serious money on the Kentucky basketball team in the past. But it looks like he may have made a bunch of that money back, courtesy of Quavo.

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On today's episode of #OutOfBounds, Actress and Former WWE Star Natalie Eva Marie joins us again to chat it up with the crew. She discusses the transition from WWE to Hollywood,  how it feels to be the “bad guy” in wrestling, and why she thinks the NBA will not reach NFL's popularity any time soon. She also changed perspectives after confronting Mia about her comment pertaining to wrestling not being a real sport. Disclaimer: No one was harmed in the making of this episode. 

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Thirsty Investors Are Taking Out Mortgages on Their Homes to Cop Bitcoin

Being an adult of a certain age, I'm OK with sharing this fact with you: I don't understand the first thing about bitcoin. I mean, I've heard about cryptocoin mining and have had people tell me to invest in it, but how does one do any of that? I couldn't tell you. Hell, even though bitcoin is said to (somehow) be more valuable than McDonalds and Disney, I didn't even realize there were physical bitcoins until I found the above photo for this very post.

Anyways, like I said, heads have been talking about investing in bitcoin HEAVY over the last week or so. Apparently, it's gone up as high as $19,000 per unit at one point (jumping more than 1,000 percent since the beginning of 2017), and is currently hovering around the $16,000 mark. This has people going nuts trying to invest as much as they can, even to the point of taking out mortgages on their homes to invest in Bitcoin. Why? Because people will do anything when something as sought-after as bitcoin is in its “mania” phase.

Despite reports that bitcoin is indeed a bubble, that doesn't seem to stop people. CNBC is reporting that Wall Street isn't even convinced that bitcoin is actual currency, which is concerning. It's wild, especially considering that a show like Mr. Robot, which aims to showcase what would happen during an actual economic crisis, is highlighting how important a bitcoin-esque line of currency would be in those kinds of financial downfalls.

What does any of this mean, in layman's terms? Essentially, invest in bitcoin at your own risk. While the future could change, currently, it's in a frenzied state, and may not even pan out in terms of actual dollars. That said, if you're not ready to put in the work on the pros and cons of playing with that kind of fire, don't do insane shit like putting a mortgage on your house to potentially fuck your livelihood up.

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Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, and More Respond to ‘Horrific Act of Terror’ in Las Vegas

More than 50 people are dead and hundreds more injured after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, which occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas. According to the New York Times, a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 during the country music Route 91 Harvest Festival. The suspect, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, reportedly killed himself after the mass shooting. 

The shooting started around 10 p.m. PT Sunday as country singer Jason Aldean performed. Per Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, who addressed the horrific incident in a press conference Monday morning, Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, aiming at the crowd watching Aldean. Those in attendance said the shooting lasted for about 10 minutes.

“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off,” one concertgoer, Meghan Kearney, told MSNBC. “Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. … People were getting shot one foot away from us. People were trying to save their friends. There were gunshots everywhere. Helping them would’ve meant that we got shot, too.”

Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, the Weeknd, John Mayer, and more musicians across the industry have taken to social media to express their thoughts and condolences, as well as voice their frustrations with the lenient gun laws in America that allow this kind of thing to happen again and again.

 

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Watch Drake Recreate ‘Views’ Cover by Performing on Replica CN Tower at Eighth Annual OVO Fest

Drake and company took to Toronto tonight to put on their eighth annual OVO Fest. The show took place in Toronto and saw performances from Partynextdoor, Majid Jordan, Roy Woods, Dvsn, and the anointed one himself, the ruler of the dominion known as the 6ix, Drake. OVO boss Drizzy also took the opportunity to announce that he is at work on a new album. The project will most likely be out next year. 

In the eight years of OVO fest, there have been plenty of surprise guests. Back in 2011, Drake brought out the legend known as Stevie Wonder. The superstar performed a medley of “I Wish,” “Ribbon in the Sky,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” and “Superstitious.” Rick Ross and the Weeknd also performed at the show that year.

In 2014  Lauryn Hill blessed the stage to perform her songs “Ready or Not” and “Lost Ones” and was joined by Drake to perform “Doo Wop” and “Draft Day.” Kanye West was in attendance in 2013 to perform “New Slaves” and “All of the Lights.” 

At the first annual OVO Fest, back in 2010, Drake had Eminem and Jay Z come out. 

For the latest OVO fest, which took place on August 7 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Drake did it big by performing atop a replica of Toronto's famous CN Tower, impressively recreating the cover of his album Views. Drizzy also brought out Cardi B, who performed her hit track “Bodak Yellow.” Drake also had previous nemesis Tory Lanez come out to perform his “Controlla” remix. ​Oh, and if that wasn't enough Migos, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, French Montana, The Weeknd, Nelly, and Rae Sremmurd all hit the stage at the star studded show. 

Check out some clips from the eighth annual OVO fest below. 

 

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DRAKE BROUGHT OUT CARDI B IM NOT OKAY MY SOUL HAS LEFT MY BODY @champagnepapi @iamcardib #OVOFEST

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On today's #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska ran through the day of news, which included Paul Rosenberg's move to save Def Jam Records, Lil Yachty calling out the XXL cyphers, and French Montana not knowing who produced his biggest hit ever. Later, the crew dove into Akademiks' Twitch game before dissecting Lloyd Banks' career. To wrap, the gang ran through some quick hits before answering a bunch of fan tweets. 

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