A Boogie Wit da Hoodie is on fire. His song “Drowning” is racking up hundreds of millions of plays, and his new album The Bigger Artist includes features from 21 Savage, Trey Songz, Kodak Black, and more. A Boogie stopped by for the latest episode of Trending Topics, and discussed his new music, NYC summers, Kanye's College Dropout, and having a daughter. Let us know who you want to see on Trending Topics next in the comments.
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While I was a fan of Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out for a bit, I fell out of watching it. Well, that's how I like to frame it; if I'm keeping it a buck, I probably aged out of the show. MTV really is for the kids, right? Either way, I was still surprised to hear that Cannon's literally taken his show on the road, with Hitman Holla, Conceited, and other guys from the show traveling across the country, recreating the hilarious series for a live audience and, at times, inviting some musical guests to perform.
This past Saturday, Nick Cannon and company slid through Orlando to perform Wild N' Out live (with word that a portion of the proceeds would be going to help the victims of Hurricane Irma). Their special musical guest? Florida native Kodak Black, who made waves when he apparently didn't finish his set.
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He alludes to Nick Cannon and/or the promo team for this show (tour?) breached their contract due to them leaking his “surprise performance three times.” He went on to say that he was only contracted for one song and he “sorta” did three for them.
If Kodak's contract really said that his performance was supposed to be secret, then he might have a case, considering that Nick Cannontweeted about Kodak being on the show a few days before they hit Orlando. Without seeing the contract, it's hard to know who is actually right, but it is interesting to see Kodak take this much of a stance due to perceived contract disputes (or, at the very least, coming up with good lies as reason to cut his show short).
For those who are wondering, the Wild 'N Out tour has four more stops in October and November.
It's hard to go anywhere without hearing Cardi B's “Bodak Yellow” this summer, though I can't imagine why you'd want to. That song bumps, whether you're at the club or just driving through the city with your windows down, and if it doesn't make you feel some type of way, we are just not alike.
Frankly, it's sort of surprising more remixes haven't popped up, but Kodak Black is here to change that up. Audio has been released of him flowing over the instrumental for Cardi's track, though he did decide to change the name up to “Kodak Orange.” He sounds right at home over the instrumental, and he probably should, because this is where things start to get a little interesting.
A lot of hip-hop fans are aware that “Bodak Yellow” takes inspiration from a Kodak Black song, “No Flockin.” The style of the instrumental is similar, but it's Kodak's flow and cadence on the song that are obvious inspirations for Cardi's more recent hit. His voice hits a crescendo to punctuate the space between the bars, and we saw Cardi rap in that exact same style when “Bodak Yellow” dropped earlier this year. Listen to the similarities:
So while Kodak is technically remixing Cardi's song, he's also in a roundabout way remixing his own song, which is a confusing, hilarious, and fascinating thing to have happen. The best part is there seems to be no animosity over Cardi cribbing his song, and Kodak even shows some love for the Bronx native at the beginning of “Kodak Orange.”
“You know why I fuck with Cardi B? Because they be thinkin’ both of us crazy and shit,” he says at the beginning of the song. “This sound like some 'Bodak Orange' shit, some 'Kodak Orange' shit.”
Jacking somebody's flow has gotten many a rapper in trouble in the past, and it's sort of refreshing to have it go the other way this time. It probably helps that Kodak is allegedly collecting checks from all these “Bodak Yellow” sales and streams, at least if you believe what he tells fans on his livestreams.
You can listen to a snippet of “Kodak Orange” up top.
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After a short break, #LifeAtComplex is back with a very special episode as Tony and Beija attend Nike and Virgil Abloh’s “Off Campus” event in NYC. There Virgil shares his inspiration behind “The Ten” collection. Later, Tony hits viewers with the cinematics for the Off-White x Air Jordan 1.
Even though he never played basketball professionally—and even though his 2.2 points per game scoring average in college has become a punchline for a lot of NBA fans—LaVar managed to snag a spot in the new NBA 2K game that hits stores later this month. And he’s going to be doing more than just tweeting in NBA 2K18 as previously announced.