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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Announces Final Album Dec 99th

By Danny Schwartz

Over the weekend Yasiin Bey revealed that he will perform four final shows from December 21 to January 2 -- then he will retire. This morning, he announced his final album Dec 99th, a collaboration with Ferrari Sheppard that will arrive on December 9th. The album will include nine tracks, three of which that have already been released: “Local Time,” “N.A.W.” and “Seaside Panic Room.”

Bey was granted the right to travel from South Africa to the United States less than a week ago. Dec 99th will be a TIDAL exclusive. See the tracklist below.

1. N.A.W.
2. Blade In The Pocket
4. Local Time
5. Tall Sleeves
6. Seaside Panic Room
7. Shadow In the Dark
8. It Goes
9. Special Dedication (Read More)

Tupac Biopic All Eyez On Me Release Date Announced

By Zakk Feig

It's (Instagram) official - 2Pac biopic "All Eyez On Me" has a release date. According to a video posted on IG, the highly anticipated flick will be released on June 16th, 2017 - Tupac Shakur's birthday. If he were still alive, he would be turning 46 years old on that day. From what we can tell, the announcement went down at a birthday party for Demetrius Shipp Jr., the actor playing 2Pac.

If you haven't been reading up on the film yet, Jamal Woolward, the actor who played Biggie in "Notorious," is reprising his role here as Christopher Wallace. Benny Boom is the film's director, and although he doesn't have as much experience with feature films as F. Gary Gray who made "Straight Outta Compton," Boom has directed some seriously lit music videos. Notably, he directed Nicki Minaj's "Beez In The Trap" and Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard in Da Paint." (Read More)

Netflix Announces Three Dave Chappelle Comedy Specials

By Zakk Feig

All praise to the most high - Dave Chappelle is returning to stand-up with three new comedy specials, and there aren't enough exclamation marks on this planet to express my excitement. It's been more than 11 years since Chappelle's last full length TV special "For What It's Worth" was released, and it's considered one of the finest stand up specials of all time. Dave has set the bar high for himself. The news of Chappelle's return arrived mysteriously via Netflix Twitter, with the following caption: "3 new Dave Chappelle comedy specials, coming soon." (Read More)

DJ Esco & Zaytoven Expected To Drop New Future Music On OVO Sound Radio

By Angus Walker

Tonight's episode of OVO Sound Radio (No. 34) boasts two esteemed special guests, both from the city of Atlanta. As usual, Oliver El-Khatib will serve as the host, and tonight's show will include two guest mixes, one from DJ Esco and another from Zaytoven. Both are among Future's closest affiliates, and it'll be worth tuning in tonight to see if they will debut new material from the Freebandz boss.

Esco has promised new music, and one would think that means new Hendrix, who's been quiet for much of the year. Earlier this month, he made his return with the Drake-featuring "Used to This," which is already looking like a smash hit. Zaytoven, who produced "Used to This," has already recorded an entire project with Future, entitled Beast Mode 16. It's unclear if "Used to This" will be on Beast Mode 16, or if that'll be Future's next project, but it's likely that Zay will be a vital part of the Freebandz takeover that is about to ensue. (Read More)

Lil Wayne Hints At Deal With Roc Nation

By Danny Schwartz

Birdman refuses to release Lil Wayne from his Cash Money contract, but is Weezy already plotting a move to sign with Jay Z.

During his performance at Camp Flog Gnaw over the weekend, he threw up the Roc-a-Fella diamond at the beginning of "I'm Me" and switched out "I’m a motherfucking Cash Money millionaire" in favor of “I’m a motherfucking Roc-A-Fella millionaire."

This is not the first time Wayne has altered a lyric to address his label situation. He changed the last line of his verse in "No Problem" while performing the song alongside Chance the Rapper on 'Ellen' two months ago, rapping "And if Cash Money tries to stop me, I'mma let 'em rob me, yeah right, like Ryan Lochte."

This is also not the first time Wayne has hinted that he's signing to the Roc. Last year, during his performance at Oakland's Summer Jam, he proclaimed, “I just signed a deal with my motherfucking idol Jay Z!” It turned out he was referring to his contract with TIDAL.

Is Wayne signing with Roc Nation, the current iteration of Roc-a-Fella? While it may be a false alarm, Infamous, a Miami-based producer who has a history with Wayne, said the altered lyric was “not that random.”

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