Drake Is About to Sing in Spanish With Latin Trap Star Bad Bunny

The self-proclaimed godfather of Reggaeton, DJ Nelson, just revealed at Red Bull Musical Festival New York that he heard a Drake/Bad Bunny collab in which the 6 God was singing—in Spanish. 

We reported on the potential team-up between these two titans earlier this year, when the OVO boss and Bunny spent some studio time in Miami. In between hookah pulls and singing along to “Eres Mía,” Bunny managed to upload some evidence of the friendship to Instagram, which sparked heavy rumors that some substantial work was on the way. 

 

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Today’s development certainly makes it seem like the pair has music ready to go—or at least, in stages that the two are willing to share with other artists like DJ Nelson. 

Just when you thought Drake couldn’t get any hotter or bigger in the music industry, the man decides to conquer the Latin music world. With the right kind of production, melody, and tone, he could most definitely produce one of the biggest songs of the summer. With a Spanish-speaking audience of millions, this is a brilliant move—one that could potentially even top his own streaming records. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see, and hopefully, hear some actual music próximamente.

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New Billboard Challenges LeBron to Prove He’s the King of New York By Signing With the Knicks

A New York marketing company has taken LeBron's James' recruitment into their own hands by daring the four-time MVP to prove he's the “King of New York” by signing with the Knicks this summer. The sign was put up between 31st and 32nd streets on 7th Avenue, which is to say it faces the entrance of Madison Square Garden. So, yeah, that'll probably do it.

In fairness, the company did admit that the likelihood of LeBron joining the team was extraordinarily slim but, whatever, worst case scenario is it still brings attention to your business.

“Some of you may think we’re crazy and say there’s no chance he ends up in NY. I think why not ?,” they wrote on Instagram. “If you talk the talk you gotta walk the walk. You want to be considered the goat? Legend? Icon? I think the best way to solidify all that is winning a chip in NY a place that hasn’t seen it in 40 years the Mecca of basketball (Lebron's words) So I say you call yourself the King? PROVE IT this is the best place to do it.”

For the uninitiated, the message is referencing a moment last November when LeBron declared himself the Big Apple's king after a comeback victory over the Knicks.

 

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The billboard is just the latest one to try to woo LeBron into signing a contract this offseason as, previously, signs went up in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Akron. What we're saying is, more creativity would be appreciated. Dig deep.

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Man Suing Cardi B Over Mixtape Cover Is Reportedly Trying to Extort Her

Late last year, a model accused rapper Cardi B of using his image as part of the artwork for her debut mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1., also filing a lawsuit to the tune of five million in damages. She hasn't said much about the situation or suit before, but in documents obtained by The Blast, Cardi B and her team are certain the man suing her, Kevin Brophy, is trying to extort her.

“Whatever piece of Cardi B’s income he can gouge out, and whatever free ride on her famous coattails he can gain, through extortionate means of this unfounded, preposterous action,” the documents say. Her team also states that since Brophy is never named or identified in the album's artwork, there isn't any harm being done.

While the back tattoos tattoos do look strikingly similar, the design itself may have been digitally lifted and placed on the model who actually is in the photo. This makes a lot of sense considering Cardi's legal team called the photo “a classic example of transformative work created in the exercise of the First Amendment rights of the photographer.”

It's also possible a different person has the same ink themselves, especially since one huge difference, Cardi notes, is that the model on her artwork doesn't have the same “Born to Lose” neck tattoo as Brophy. TMZ reported that Cardi also clarified the man on the cover is a “young, black man,” while the Brophy is white. At the time the album dropped, she posted other images from the same shoot showing a model that is definitely not Brophy.

The rapper wants the case against her dropped as soon as possible.

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PETA Wrote an Open Letter to Drake Urging Him to Part Ways with Canada Goose

In case you werena��t aware, Drake did the most Drake thing possible and revealed that hea��s a vegetarian last week. The news came during one of the rappera��s gaming sessions on Twitch on Wednesday night, when Drake told another Fortnite player that he a�?[doesna��t] eat meat anymore.a�? Animal rights organizationA�PETA took note, and now the group has penned an open letter to the rapper about his choice and what he plans to do with his collaboration with Canada Goose, a brand that uses fur in many of their styles.

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a�?Since you've made the great, kind, and forward-thinking choice not to eat animals, please, please, please, take one more step: Stop wearing them, and end October's Very Own's partnership with cruel company Canada Goose immediately,a�? PETA wrote. The organization claims a�?Canada Goose touts a fake love for the environment yet kills ducks and geese for their down and uses painful steel traps to catch wild coyotes,” stating that the violence is “definitely not part of God's Plan.a�?A�Sorry PETA, from what I hear, Drake only loves his bed and his mom, Ia��m sorry. Kidding. TBD if the rapper will actually part ways with the outerwear brand now that hea��s eating cruelty-free.

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What Has Kanye West Been Up to in Wyoming?

Over the weekend, fans spotted Kanye West out in Wyoming once again. Rumors circulated last year that 'Ye had been “holed up” somewhere on a mountaintop (not that mountaintop), working on the follow-up to 2016's The Life of Pablo. We haven't gotten any new music since then, and it wasn't clear exactly where he was in Wyoming, but now a picture is starting to form.

TeamKanyeDaily have been kind enough to point out that there's now photographic proof of Kanye in Wyoming, and he's in the town of Jackson. With a population of just over 10,000, it's definitely a lot more secluded than Chicago or Los Angeles. 

 

Kanye and Kim with a fan in Jackson, Wyoming. March 10.

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A fan managed to grab a picture with Kanye and Kim, confirming that he's at least been visiting Wyoming. However, with frequent collaborator Travis Scott also posting a picture of him hitting the slopes at a nearby ski resort, it's looking more and more likely Kanye has been in the studio working on new music.

Debuting some stylish pink hair matching Kim's, it's worth pointing out that 'Ye and Travis aren't the only ones spotted in Jackson, Wyoming in the past week. King Louie, The-Dream, and Tony Williams have all been hanging out, too. It remains to be seen on if they're working on a new album for Kanye or wrapping up Travis' long-awaited AstroWorld, but either way it's a good bet they've been in the studio.

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If it is a new Kanye album, however, should we expect the (currently) cold and remote surroundings to impact the sound of the music? Yeezy famously recorded the lavish My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at Avex Honolulu Studios, booking three sessions for 24 hours a day until it was finished. He also started recording the gruff and experimental Yeezus in Paris, and it's easy to see the influence of high-fashion on the still groundbreaking release. Ditto Watch the Throne's international origins and and world-dominating mentality.

So will Kanye give us an album that really sounds like it's been recorded in the middle of nowhere, or is he just looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Whatever he does give us, it's probably going to be incredible.

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During Memorable iHeartRadio Acceptance Speech, Cardi B Reveals Debut Album Is Coming

Cardi B made the most of her time at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night. After kicking off the show by performing a medley of hits, she won the award for Best New Artist and delivered a thoroughly entertaining acceptance speech.

On stage with the iHeartRadio award in hand, Cardi first acknowledged her team, her family, and Offset, before thanking her fans, “because even when I'm wrong, they be like, 'She still right.'” With a laugh, she added, “I want to thank my haters, too, because they be downloading my stuff so they can hear it and talk crap about it. But it benefits me!”

Then Cardi dropped a bomb: “My album will be coming in April. Yessir, April. Stay tuned motherf—. Owww.”

The update comes as a relief for fans who have been waiting for a debut album from Cardi for months. She's previously explained that she didn't want to rush the project and would take her time until everything's right.

“Every single time I think I got all the ten songs I’m like, I’m buggin,” she told The Breakfast Club in September. “These ain’t it. It’s just like, damn I’m competing with myself. I’m competing with the goddamn No. 2 record [on the Billboard Hot 100] and stuff.”

As recently as January, Cardi was seen in the studio putting finishing touches on the album.

While you wait for April to arrive finally, you can see a clip from her opening performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards below.

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Rick Ross Hangs Out With Gucci Mane in New Instagram Photos

Saturday, Gucci Mane posted several pictures with Rick Ross via Instagram—seeming to at least partially support statements from Maybach Music’s Fat Trel that Ross was doing well after a hospital stay earlier in March.

“Ross I'm glad u Good Vato!” Gucci wrote in the caption of one picture, featuring himself, Ross, and another crewmember. Ross was photographed holding double-stacked Styrofoam cups.

 

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Ross made headlines on March 2, after a TMZ report stated the rapper was hospitalized for a possible heart attack and was receiving a respiratory treatment. Fat Trel then confirmed Ross was in the hospital but refuted rumors of Ross being on life support. A subsequent TMZ report said Ross returned from the hospital after a four-day stay.

In 2014, Rick Ross confirmed shedding 90 pounds and adopting a healthier lifestyle after suffering two seizures.

“I woke up from that and I was like, ‘Wow. I really need to reevaluate what I’m doing,’” Ross told Sara Haines of Good Morning America.

Ross also appeared in a brief clip from Gucci Mane’s Instagram Stories feed in addition to incorporating a pic from the same photo opportunity with Gucci into his own IG feed.

 

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“Port of Miami II coming! #MMG,” Ross wrote in the caption of his own Instagram picture with Gucci Mane, hinting at a sequel to 2006 album, Port of Miami.

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Coffee Shop in Oakland Refuses Service to Police in Uniform

A coffee shop in Oakland, California has refused service to police in uniform. Hasta Muerte Coffee, a “POC collectively run, worker-owned coffee shop,” according to its website, cited the alleged Oakland Police Department’s “history of corruption, mismanagement, and scandal.” After refusing service to a sergeant who came into the coffee shop, the business sent a letter to the local police union, announcing that the business “does not serve the police.”

In a February 22 Instagram post, Hasta Muerte Coffee put up a photo with text in Spanish that translates to, “Talk to your neighbors, not the police.” The post mentioned the exchange with Sgt. Robert Trevino from a week earlier and stated, “We have a policy of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”

 

Last Friday February 16th a police (OPD) entered our shop and was told by one of our worker-owners that “we have a policy of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.” Since then, cop supporters are trying to publicly shame us online with low reviews because this particular police visitor was Latino. He broadcasted to his network that he was “refused service” at a local business and now the rumblings are spreading. We know in our experience working on campaigns against police brutality that we are not alone saying that police presence compromises our feeling of physical & emotional safety.  There are those that do not share that sentiment – be it because they have a friend or relative who is a police, because they are white or have adopted the privileges whiteness affords, because they are home- or business- owning, or whatever the particular case may be. If they want to make claims about police being part of the community, or claims that race trumps the badge & gun when it comes to police, they must accept that the burden of proof for such a claim is on them. OPDs recent attempts to enlist officers of color and its short term touting of fewer officer involved shootings does not reverse or mend its history of corruption, mismanagement, and scandal, nor a legacy of blatant repression. The facts are that poc, women, and queer police are complicit in upholding the same law and order that routinely criminalizes and terrorizes black and brown and poor folks, especially youth, trans, and houseless folks. For these reasons and so many more, we need the support of the actual community to keep this place safe, not police.  Especially in an area faced by drug sales and abuse, homelessness, and toxic masculinity as we see here on this block. We want to put this out to our communities now, in case we end up facing backlash because as we know OPD, unlike the community, has tons of resources, many of which are poured into maintaining smooth public relations to uphold power. It will be no surprise if some of those resources are steered toward discrediting us for not inviting them in as part of the community.

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The day he was refused service, Sgt. Trevino left the shop surprised, without coffee, and without incident. The police are calling this a “teachable moment,” and the sergeant said he wants to develop a better relationship with the shop and the rest of the community. On Thursday, the Oakland Police Department tweeted, “OPD along with other community members are reaching out to the business to have constructive dialogue in our efforts to unite our community.”

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Waka Flocka Says Lil Xan Is Banned From Hip-Hop for 2Pac Comments

About three weeks ago, Lil Xan sat down for a lighthearted interview with Revolt where he ranked a list of people, items, and songs from 1-9 based on “clout” for their appropriately-titled “On Clout 9” segment. 

In the midst of ranking everything from net neutrality (which got a 1 because “I don't even know what that is”) to face tats (8, dinged a point because “too many people are getting them”) to Beethoven (9, “he made beautiful music”), the rapper was asked to rate 2Pac. The late icon merited a 2, and Xan called Pac's music “boring.” You can see for yourself at the 1:45 mark, below.

After criticism from that sit-down and an occasionally contentious—but ultimately fine—interview at Hot 97, Xan announced he was done with interviews because he didn't want “these companies” to use him to “further there shit [sic].”

But Xan's retirement from interviews apparently didn't come quickly enough for Waka Flocka. On Tuesday night, Waka tweeted that Xan was “banned from hip hop” for his Pac slander. “Pac help[ed] me get through childhood!” he explained.

Later, the rapper soon to be called “Diego” responded to Waka's comments. “Lil Xan's not going anywhere,” he said on Instagram. “Sorry. You gotta look at this ugly face for a lot longer, guys.”

 

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Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 7 Will Reportedly Include No Apparel or Accessories (UPDATE)

UPDATED 5:30 p.m. EST: Tuesday afternoon, Kim Kardashian weighed in on the rumors that Yeezy Season 7 will include no apparel or accessories, and called into question the credibility of the Yeezy Mafia Twitter account that sparked the rumors in the first place. “How can a verified account represent Yeezy with false information?” she asked on Twitter. “You do NOT work for Yeezy and NOT affiliated. How are you gonna believe an account that posts fake color ways?”

Yeezy Mafia's original tweets have now been deleted.​​

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Reports came in Tuesday afternoon alerting the universe that Kanye West had invited stockists to an “empty” showroom for a surprise meeting. The purpose of this meeting, allegedly, was to reveal that Yeezy Season 7 will include no apparel or accessories because West wasn't able to pull off his vision for the collection.

Kim Kardashian has been spotted recently wearing presumed samples from Season 7.

 

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If Tuesday's reports represent a final stance, however, the designs will not make the leap to actual products available to the public. Additional tweets from Yeezy Mafia, citing unknown sources, compared the eventual Season 7 rollout to West's Season 2, i.e. a shoes-driven affair:

At the time of this writing, additional info on this arguably artful development was scarce. Given that anyone who attends such a showroom meeting most likely has to sign an agreement saying they won't blabber to publications, this may be all we get until an official announcement.

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Last month, West's Warholian Yeezy Season 6 campaign took over New York City subways, turnstiles and all.

This week's TeamKanyeDaily-spotted developments on the music front include a studio set-up in Wyoming, with Tony Williams and King Louie confirmed as being in the area. Maybe Yeezy Season 7's limited release is being put in place ahead of some new music?

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