Twin Sister Rap Duo Cam & China Team With Barclay Crenshaw for “The Baddest”

23-year-old twins Cam & China are making some of the best rap music in Los Angeles. Coming from Inglewood, they released a self-titled EP last year, packed with beats that slap and lyrics that don't hold back on anything, whether its their disdain for the fakes or their own self-confidence They have more music, videos, and shows in the works for 2018, but first comes this booming collaboration with Barclay Crenshaw, which is the alter ego of successful dance music producer/label head Claude VonStroke. Watch the video for “The Baddest,” featuring a vintage Rolls Royce and some wild tattoos, above. Learn more about how the track came together below.

“Last year I released an album under Barclay Crenshaw of all alternative hip-hop futuristic type stuff,” Crenshaw tells us. “This is the next step in that project. I want to continue on this path and see where it takes me. My first love is hip-hop. Even though I got really into house and techno I always knew I would come back to old school hip-hop and weird beat music.”

He adds, “I really like the energy of Cam and China. They were amazing to work with. They are fun and they have great skill on the mic. The whole session in the studio was easy going and very creative. It really was a collaboration of ideas to make this track.”

Cam adds, “We want women to feel confident when they hear this, despite any negativity thrown your way on a day to day basis whether it’s being compared, bashed, talked about, bullied, unappreciated, disrespected, slept on, or looked down on. Always walk with dignity and move with grace. I hope this motivates women from all ages to work hard, never settle, and more importantly never remove your crown for no one. Show them who’s the baddest. What this track symbolizes to us is that women are powerful when we stick together.”

“I also think it’s a great time for black women, women in general are making history and setting trends,” she continues. “For example Cardi B, Issa Rae, Rihanna, Gabby Douglas, Tiffany Haddish, Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, Loretta Lynch to name a few. I think the time is now and time is up.”

Barclay Crenshaw Tour Dates:

4/12 The Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
4/13 Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY 
4/15 Coachella Weekend
4/18 Cervantes Masterpiece, Denver Co 
4/22 Coachella Weekend
4/24 The Independent, San Francisco CA

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Simone Biles Comes Forward With Allegations Against Olympic Doctor Larry Nassar

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has come forward with her own allegations against former Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. According to TMZ, the 20-year-old issued a statement stating “I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.”

Biles supported her fellow gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Gabby Douglas when they came forward with their own allegations last year. In total, Nassar is alleged to have abused over 120 young girls while he worked as medical professional, according to CNN. Nassar’s sentencing hearing begins this week, after he pled guilty to seven counts of sexual misconduct back in November. Accusations against Nassar go back as far as 1998, but were put under a new spotlight thanks to the #MeToo movement.

The gold medalist's statement comes out before several days of victim's testimonies during Nassar's hearing. “Please believe me when I was say it was a lot harder to first speak those words out loud than it is now to put them on paper,” Biles shared in her statement. “There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know it's not my fault.”

Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges.

“This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abusive, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust,” Biles wrote. “As I continue to work through the pain, I kindly ask everyone to respect my privacy. This is a process, and one that I need more time to work through.”

Read the full statement below. 

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