Wuddduupp yall?! What a week eh? We had some prison releases, some album drops and of course a new little beef/battle that we NEED to discuss. This is a good one…

There is a guy in hip-hop today that seems to be killing everyone. He’s been on a relentless lyrical slaughter since October 22nd, 2012. He’s from the west coast. He’s short. His last name rhymes with ‘bar’. Can’t guess? ha! Okay then, it’s Kendrick Lamar and he is currently taking NO prisoners. The latest rapper on his hit-list is none other than Drizzy Drake. WHAT!? I know, it’s crazy. But yes, it’s true. In KDot’s BET cypher verse he called out Drake and called him a “sensitive rapper”. Yikes! Check out the battle-esque bars right here. Hopefully we can see this all resolved quickly. I NEED Poetic Justice Pt. 2!

Opposite of that lil battle beef, Naya Rivera and Big Sean are getting married. So yeah, that will be a fun wedding. Open bar? ALSO! West coast MC, Nipsey Hussle dropped a free mixtape entitled Crenshaw. However, he released 100 copies that he priced at $100 a pop. He did this in attempts to promote the purchasing of hip-hop music in an era where free downloads are literally everything. Jay-Z actually bought 100 copies. Thanks Hov!

ps: Lauryn Hill is outta jail. Time to start killing them softly…

Sooo we got things poppin’ with some new Pusha T. Yuuuuggghhhhhh. The dropped his album this week and man is it raw. Pause. It’s called ‘My Name Is My Name’ and it displays the skillful lyricism to help Pusha T attain more mainstream recognition, but it often comes up mediocre on the production front.  Don’t get it twisted, I love the beats BUT I feel as if Pusha can only rap over one type of beat. Annnnd that’s just how I feel. Check out our favorite right here called ‘Nostalgia’ featuring King Kendrick.

GLAYSH’S GUILTY PLEASURE this week was a tad different. This week it came from a hip-hop favorite buuuuut check the turn up. A$AP Mob frontman gave us a little bit of ratchetness with his GTA 5 original entitled ‘r – Cali’. The song is perfect for riding around So. Cal whilst robbing, riding and living the tug life. Ha! Check out the chuuunne right here.

Keeping the ratchetness going, we swerved onto REAL OR RATCHET. This week we took a look at some of the outrageous things that rapper’s have purchased with all that guap. Certain items include BUT are not limited to diamond teeth, experience showers, iced out whips and of course big ass chains. Check out the full list here and let us know which ones you think are real or ratchet! Word to Young Buck and the IRS. Ha!

The REALNESS this week was featuring some minors. French Montana (28 years old) just signed Lil Niqo (10 years old) to his ‘Coke Boys’ label. No joke.  Mr. Pop That saw a ton of potential in the youngster and inked him to a development deal with plans on a studio album + tour on the way. Why is this our realness? Ohhh I don’t know, maybe because he’s 10 YEARS OLD!!! In our opinion, this is a little too young to be signed to a rap label; especially one named ‘Coke Boys’. Let’s take a look at his labelmates real quick. For one there is Chinx Drugz. I think that says enough. He will also be surrounded by the likes of Lil Durk, Chief Keef and Lil Reese (when he gets out of jail). We think to be taken seriously as a rapper you gotta be at least 15 or 16. We don’t wanna knock Lil Niqo for his hustle because lord knows we need hip-hop in the yuuuut but c’mon French. He’s 10. Check out his biggest hit ‘Ok Then’ right here and let us know what yall think. Too young? Or his he the perfect grooming age? You tell us…

Last but certainly not least VERSE OF THE WEEK! This week we kept it a little more PG 13. Our theme was ‘The Best Verse To Play Around Your Parents’. Now, the criteria was for it to be as hip-hop as possible BUT acceptable around your parents. I went with Lil Wayne’s verse on Lloyd’s Girls All Around The World while Kamo went with Wale’s spoken word verse on Diced Pineapples. We took to and let the people decide. The verdict? Weezy Wee and his very 14A – esque verse about girls and they make him smile. Ha! I wish we still had that Wayne around. ps: I’m currently 3-2. Feel it Kamo…

Well, that is ti from us this week. Make sure to tune in next week for more of the same hip-hop goodness. Also, hit us up on Twitter @RLRapUp for all that good ishhhhhh.










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