Post Malone fans will have to wait a “little” longer to hear Beerbongs & Bentleys.
In mid-November, the 22-year-old “Congratulations” artist suggested his sophomore album would finally arrive this week. This was good news for fans, as the project was initially expected to drop back in June.
“I'm gonna finish it this week,” he told the H3 Podcast weeks ago. “It will be out in December. December 1 at midnight.”
It’s now Dec. 2, and Beerbongs & Bentleys is nowhere to be found.
Malone apologized for the delay on social media, claiming he was still working his ass off to “make the best fucking album ever.”
Stay tuned for updates on the project’s release.
Malone has received a lot of heat in recent weeks, primarily for his controversial comments on hip-hop. The rapper recently told Poland’s Newonce that audiences should stay away from genre if they’re looking for something meaningful. He attempted to clarify his comments following the backlash; however, some people weren't willing to let it slide.
“Post Malone, I'm done giving you passes bro,” Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg said this week. “You got a pass for braids, which is not common. You got a pass for the n-word thing that happened on Snapchat… So, either leave hip-hop and go make music in another genre, or start showing respect for hip-hop.”
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After years of not being allowed into the Hot 97 studios (which stem from a shooting outside of the station in New York City back during the G-Unit vs. the Game days), 50 Cent made his return to Hot 97 to talk about a number of topics with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez.
One of the biggest revelations occurs towards the end of the interview (38:47), when Ebro asks if 50 spoke with Floyd Mayweather after the Conor McGregor fight. 50 says they Facetime'd a few days ago, and says that Floyd wasn't really feeling Conor. “He really didn't like him,” 50 said. “All that, he's getting away with touching his head? That's not Floyd, he ain't like that.” 50 also said that when he heard Floyd tried to bet $3 million on himself, he made sure he got his bet in (although he won't reveal what he made).
50 also spoke on Cardi B hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (at the 19:32 mark). “What Cardi does is so amazing for our culture; it means that there's no rules.” He calls Love & Hip-Hop the “graveyard,” and says that now the visibility of the show will mean that Cardi won't be the only success story.
Now 50 Cent was actually there to promote 50 Central, which is his upcoming variety show on BET. “There's a lot of cool sketch comedy,” he reveals, but does say that you might not see much Trump talk. Not because he's shook, but because he doesn't want to do stuff that a Saturday Night Live has already made their mark with. 50 does have an interesting take on Trump's presidency, though (around 34:36): “his presidency is an accident.” He takes it further, revealing his theory that Trump was “doing that to build his profile for a bigger deal on television,” which is something a number of people theorized during the debate season.
50 also speaks on Power being the No. 2 show on cable television behind Game of Thrones, goes back and forth on WHY Ebro can't blame him for the state of New York hip-hop, his views on 4:44, and much, much more. Check out the full interview up above.
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Joey Badass is having a lot of fun with these increasingly hilarious total solar eclipse rumors.
As you may recall, Joey's announcement earlier this week that three appearances on Logic's Everybody's Tour had been canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances” was met with fans immediately pulling up a pair of tweets about his alleged eclipse viewing methods.
Thursday, Peter Rosenberg gave Joey a call on Ebro in the Morning to clarify the rumors. “I'm legally blind,” he joked at the start of the call, before later confirming that joke was indeed a joke. “I'm OK, guys.”
Still, Joey decided to keep trolling everyone with additional faux updates on his post-eclipse eyes via Instagram. “Doc said I gotta keep these on in the daytime now,” Joey said in one post, showing off a pair of glasses that at least one fan found enviable enough to publicly ponder staring at eclipses, just to have an excuse to wear them. “A lil annoying but they're pretty fire,” Joey added.
In another post Friday, Joey clarified his previous joke to Rosenberg about being “legally blind” after the eclipse. “It's a lot of rumors and allegations going on about me, a lot of people are confused, a lot of people are worried and hitting my phone, so I just wanted to come on here and address the situation,” Joey said. “Yep, haha, jokes is on me. It is true. I can now see the future. In fact, I am now legally blind to the bullshit.”
For those wondering, staring at an eclipse isn't required to achieve a blindness to the bullshit.
According to Joey's website, his next scheduled performances are at the Meadows Music an Arts Festival in New York City Sept. 15 and the Spaceland Block Party in Los Angeles Sept. 17.
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Last night, Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam festival brought out its usual array of hip-hop stars from headliners French Montana and A$AP Rocky to surprise guests ranging from Lil Wayne to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, but one performer who hit the mainstage unexpectedly, was rapper Papoose.
Following Kendrick Lamar, Papoose did an impromptu performance, then quickly ran off. Today, Hot 97’s Program Director Ebro Darden explains that it was not meant to go down like that After the performance, Ebro took to Twitter to share his confusion. “Yo @Papooseonline call in tomorrow.. U thought that was dope?
“U think that helped get ya music hot? Let’s discuss..Send #.” Today, Ebro further explained what happened on Hot 97’s morning show. He accused morning show host and underground rap enthusiast Peter Rosenberg of knowing that the strange cameo was going to happen. “Rosenberg’s is responsible for NONSENSE at Summer Jam!” said Ebro.
Rosenberg shared that Kendrick Lamar‘s team told him yesterday that Papoose was going to join his set because the Brooklyn rapper helped out K. Dot back in the day and this was his way of repaying him. Hot 97 wasn’t able to cut off Papoose because he was technically performing during Kendrick’s set.
Was this a smart move by Papoose? The rapper, who has largely been quiet on the music scene for the past seven years, quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. “I run New York,” he simply shared on Instagram.