Here’s Future’s New ‘Superfly’ Track “Walk on Minks”

Director X is most famous for his music video work, but next month, his remake of the blaxploitation classic Superfly will be arriving in cinemas.

For the music side of the film, X tapped Future to handle the soundtrack, acting as an executive producer similar to how Kendrick Lamar did with the Black Panther album. After the initial teaser trailer for the film offered a preview of a new Future track titled “Walk on Minks,” Future has finally shared the full version of the song.

Produced by Zaytoven, “Walk On Minks” follows the soundtrack's previous single, “No Shame,” which featured PartyNextDoor. With Future delivering some of his energetic best, “Walk On Minks” offers a tantalizing preview of the full soundtrack, which arrives next month when the film hits theaters on June 15.

Future is also serving as an executive producer on the film itself, as well as the soundtrack. The film marks Director X's feature film debut, and will also feature Rick Ross and Big Boi showing up in small roles. While it's unlikely the soundtrack will be as iconic as Curtis Mayfield's original for the 1972 classic, it's bound to be full of some high-energy bangers.

Listen to the track in full on the site here, and check out the teaser trailer featuring the song below.

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In this episode, viral week continues. Tony (with special guest, Ross Smith) makes his latest effort to capture the temporary attention of millions by playing football the traditional way (forwards), before rewinding it back in reverse. The result is an open-field dash that would make Barry Sanders jealous, especially if he got to carry a sword onto the field, and also played in an office with stairs. We also get a sneak peek at some custom sneakers inspired by Russell Westbrook, designed by artist Julian Gaines, and improved (slightly) by a Tony and Zoe exclusive collab. Peep the latest LifeAtComplex ep. above!

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Michelle Williams Recounts Her Coachella Performance With Beyoncé: ‘What in the Bejesus Is This?’

Undoubtedly, the biggest highlight of this year's Coachella was Beyoncé's incredible performances featuring cameos from Jay Z and sister Solange, as well as a mini-reunion with her Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and the newly engaged Michelle Williams. Recently, Williams spoke to the Los Angeles Times about what it was like to rehearse for the performance and how important it was for Beyoncé to continue to put black culture front and center.

“I walked into rehearsal for the first time and saw this big old pyramid and that it was gonna be filled to the brim with humans,” Williams said of the practice leading up to the show, adding that she told Beyoncé to just “go out there and have fun” and was initially taken aback by the scale of the production. “I said, 'What in the bejesus is this?' But she can never do anything that we would think is normal. And this is what's fun for her.”

Beyoncé's work ethic has always been apparent in her shows, and #Beychella was no different. “Everybody was pushing each other to do and be their very, very best. When Beyoncé does something, it's because she knows that if she can do it, everybody else on the stage can do it,” Williams explained. “They saw that she's not some glamorous girl on private jets with assistants flocking her side, who just walks in and magically dances so great onstage. She is involved.”

Williams added that the performance being such a proud display of African-American culture was “a long time coming” and proves music is one of the best unifiers. “I just love what she was able to do,” she said. “I told her, 'You have definitely had a hand in shifting the culture.'”

Williams also noted how happy she was to take the stage with her former group once again, the first time since Beyoncé's 2013 Superbowl performance. “When people see us together they still lose their minds! People are asking, 'When y'all gonna tour? When y'all gonna put out new music?' It's been 14 years since we've had an album together, and people are still asking.”

They might not have new music in the works, but the members are more united off the stage with Williams recently moving to Los Angeles, where Beyoncé and Kelly are already residents. “Kelly is a four-minute drive from me; I think Bey is 17 minutes exactly. So we can get together any time, whenever we want to,” she said. “We haven't lived in the same city since we left Houston in the early 2000s.”

Read the full interview here.

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Rich the Kid Drops Full Version of Lil Uzi Vert Diss “Dead Friends”

Rich the Kid kicked his Lil Uzi Vert diss track out into the real world Monday.

 

9:00 am “Dead Friends” on #Beats1🥀🥀🥀

A post shared by Rich The Kid (@richthekid) on Mar 26, 2018 at 8:14am PDT

“Dead Friends” premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Show, the latest entry of which also featured an interview with Rich about the story behind this World Is Yours cut. When Lowe asked him to clarify what he's saying on this track, Rich at first said he was “just letting people know how money changes people.”

Lowe then pointed out the obvious Uzi references, noting that—and this is quite worth noting—Uzi and Rich are “fundamentally different” artists. “It's funny because I made this record months before all that, and so whatever darkness comes to light,” Rich said. “So you listen to the song, you know what's going on. Billboard don't lie.”

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Asked if his issues with Uzi were mere “entertainment,” Rich said he's just waiting on an Uzi response. “You know you can't write better than me though,” he added, calling Uzi a “singer.”

A video for “Dead Friends,” directed by Louie Knows, is expected shortly. Apparently, Rich's team hired an Uzi lookalike for the shoot.

Anyway, The World Is Yours is out Friday. Rich's 14-track debut album features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Khalid, Quavo, Offset, Chris Brown, Jay Critch, Swae Lee, Offset, and Trippie Redd.

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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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Lil Wayne May Be Going at Birdman on New Song “Vizine”

Lifestyle brand Ethika is gearing up to release a second edition of their RGB mixtape series, and the first single comes from Lil Wayne in the form of “Vizine.” On top form as he raps over a snarling beat, Wayne seems to once again have had enough of Cash Money boss Birdman, despite Baby's claims that he'll drop Tha Carter V this year. (We're at six-and-a-half years since IV, btw.)

During the second verse of “Vizine,” Wayne references Kanye West's “Power” while possibly sending shots at Birdman. “No one man should have all that power if he can't afford to pay the light bills,” he raps, referencing how Birdman could be reportedly losing his Miami mansion over an unpaid $12 million loan. (Rick Ross made a similar diss last year on his Snapchat.) The song makes other allusions to Birdman taking advantage of his artists, too, especially on the fiery second verse.

“Vizine” comes hot on the heels of reports that Wayne is taking Birdman back to court, alleging that he's failed to turn over documentation related to Nicki Minaj and Drake. The Blast reports that Wayne filed a motion last month to receive the supposedly missing documents, with Wayne accusing Birdman of misleading the court by falsely stating he's turned over all documents in their possession that Wayne has asked for in their ongoing $50 million lawsuit.

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Wayne alleges that Cash Money has earned over $200 million, although there's no accounting records or tax returns to be heard of. Cash Money claims they have no documents relating to Nicki Minaj, but considering she's released albums with the label, Wayne says that doesn't add up.

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50 Disses Ross In Hospital, Does King of NYC Matter?, New Khaled/Jay Z a Hit? | Everyday Struggle

On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Wayno, DJ Akademiks, Star, and Nadeska run through the day of rap news, including 50 Cent dissing Rick Ross while he’s in the hospital, a healthy debate about whether or not the “King of NYC” title matters, thoughts on the new DJ Khaled single, and much more. 

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Rick Ross Reportedly on a Form of Life Support After Being Found Unresponsive (UPDATE)

UPDATED 7:00 p.m. ET: TMZ is reporting that Rick Ross has been hooked up to a machine called ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) that's keeping him alive in a Miami area hospital's cardio unit after he was initially found unresponsive. Early indications point towards a heart attack, although at this time that's unconfirmed. His heart and lungs have been taken over by the machine he's hooked up to, meaning he's currently on life support.

The report has since been disputed by Maybach Music Group associate Fat Trel, who took to Instagram to say he spoke with Rick Ross. According to Trel, Ross is “good” and “not on 'life support.'”

MMG's own Rockie Fresh also intimated TMZ's report was inaccurate. “TMZ gassin,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Rick Ross is reportedly in the hospital for respiratory treatment related to possible pneumonia.

A 911 call was placed by someone at Ross' Miami-area residence around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, according to TMZ. Police sources claim that the “person in distress,” reportedly Ross, became “combative” following a period of heavy breathing. A Ross source added that the issue is “heart-related,” but an unnamed family member has denied the hospitalization entirely. Reps for Ross did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment.

Last year, Ross appeared on Dr. Oz amid his Rather You Than Me promo tour and discussed the back-to-back seizures he suffered while flying in 2011. “I went hard, you know,” he said. “It didn't seem as bad to me because the majority of the time I would be putting in work. The other time I would be partying, and the rest of the time it kind of blended. And that went on for years and years and years. I just developed those certain patterns.”

Ross dropped off the video for his T-Pain and Kodak Black collab “Florida Boy” last month.

Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill, according to comments Ross gave to Tim Westwood in November, is set to be released this year. “I'm digging deep into these joints, these records, these collaborations,” Ross said at the time. “I'm just going all out. It's the 10th one.” DJ Khaled has been involved with the sessions in some capacity. “Port of Miami 2 in the works,” he told fans last August.

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Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a rare kind of classic album—the one where the story of its creation is as fascinating as the end product.

So it only made sense for former Complex CCO Noah Callahan-Bever, who went to Hawaii for part of the MBDTF sessions and wrote a cover story about the experience, to host a ComplexCon(versations) panel featuring some of Yeezy's collaborators. Malik Yusef, Hype Williams, Selita Ebanks, Rick Ross, Mike Dean, and Consequence all shared their stories. 

Yusef traced the album's beginnings back to the now-infamous Taylor Swift incident. The record, Yusef said, was “more of a spiritual thing than a musical thing. It was an energy that took place when [Kanye] made Taylor Swift famous… We went to this artistic, somber-esque mode.” He also shared the story of how “All of the Lights” ended up in the form we know it today. 

Hype Williams and Selita Ebanks discussed creating the visual aspects of the album. Hype mentioned writing the script for the Runaway short film, and then remembered what happened next. “Kanye threw away the script, which he always does,” the filmmaker said. 

Ebanks, who played the Phoenix, recalled improvising her famous dance sequence, and revealed that she got the part at the suggestion of a certain First Daughter

Rick Ross, Consequence, and Mike Dean closed things out by bringing the discussion back to the music. Ross recalled Kanye disliking the first draft of his verse of “Devil in a New Dress.” Mike Dean spoke about his role, spending week after week in a room with Plain Pat.  

“[We'd be] doing 30 parts a day for each song,” he remembered. “Take them downstairs, 29 would get deleted. Every day for eight months.”

You can see the entire conversation above, and keep it locked to Complex as we'll be sharing more ComplexCon(versations) panels featuring the likes of André 3000, Lena Waithe, Ryan Coogler, Virgil Abloh, and more.

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Don C. and Hiroshi Fujiwara on the Influence Japanese Streetwear Has Had on America | ComplexCon(versations)

At ComplexCon 2017, Union LA's Chris Gibbs hosted Hype East, a panel featuring Takashi Murakami, Don C. (founder, Just Don), Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Yoon Ahn (founder, Ambush), who dissected the influence Japanese streetwear has had on America.

“For me, when I look at it, it's always going around in a circle,” Ahn says. “We consume it and we make it better, and then the people who gave birth to it, they kind of appreciate it again.”

Takashi also explains how Star Wars and George Lucas have had a major impact on him, and Don C. praises Hiroshi Fujiwara for being an architect for today's scene. “Everybody up in here is here… maybe a few degrees of separation, but somehow because of you,” he says.

Watch the full conversation above, and keep it locked to Complex as we'll be sharing more ComplexCon(versations) panels featuring the likes of André 3000, Rick Ross, Lena Waithe, Ryan Coogler, Virgil Abloh, Cam'ron, and more.

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