ACE HOOD – Trials & Tribulations

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Ace Hood spends most of “Trials & Tribulations” running down a list of topics he feels listeners want instead of creating compelling music that comes naturally. Charting Ace Hood’s significance within the Rap game is a tall order, which is quite perplexing given his resolute foray into making music for the streets. Take for instance his lead single, “Bugatti.” It’s relentless and catchy, marking his biggest hit since 2011’s “Hustle Hard.” However, calling it an achievement solely on his part would be an inaccurate claim. One could even go as far as to say he’s the record’s weakest link, with Future’s syrupy hook and Mike WiLL Made It’s vicious backdrop setting the tone for its success. And that’s the thing; no artist of his (supposed) caliber takes as much criticism as they do praise. Ace Hood is his own worst enemy, and his latest album Trials & Tribulations is a prime example of why that is.

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DMX Bounces Back After Recent Arrest

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DMX has been in trouble with the law again, but he isn’t letting that stand in his way.

Apparently, the Ruff Ryder’s recent arrest has not hindered him from continuing with his performance schedule.

X was arrested on Friday (July 26), but fans have been assured that he will be honoring his performance dates as planned.

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Nicki Minaj Addresses Drake’s Status With YMCMB

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Nicki Minaj is asked about Drake’s status with Young Money Cash Money Billionaires and she says her answer sounds “like a riddle but maybe one day you’ll be able to unravel that one.”

Nicki Minaj has responded to questions regarding Drake’s status with Young Money Cash Money Billionaires. During a recent interview with New York radio station Hot 97, Minaj was asked whether Drake is in Young Money or not and Minaj offered what she said sounded like a riddle as her answer.

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10 Producers Bridging The Gap Between Electronic Music And Rap

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Today’s musicians are so imbued with decades of influences that the art they produce is often hard to classify, and become harder by the day. R&B and rap have always held hands throughout the ’80s and ’90s, but in the increasingly technological age, a more industrial, techno sound has started to creep into hip-hop. We decided to investigate the middle ground between the two genres and look at some DJs and producers who are carving their own unique sounds by taking bits and pieces from some genres to make a new kind of music that doesn’t really fit into any one category.

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Tyler The Creator Wants To Retire From Rap

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Tyler, the Creator has only released two solo albums, yet he’s already eyeing a rap retirement. Odd Future’s outspoken frontman wants to drop the mic three years from now, he revealed in an interview with Italian music site Ptwschool.com. Since he’s not really interested in rapping, Tyler plans on investing — in an industry he’s yet to announce — some of his reported $4 million net worth to ensure a financially stable future. “I love it [rap], but that’s not what I really draw a lot of inspiration from at all,” the 22-year-old said. “I’m just trying to invest in s—, so I don’t have to make music three years from now and I could be rich off that.”

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Rap Lyrics Crack 6-year-old Murder Case

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Newport News Police say a local rapper’s song helped link him to a cold case involving a double homicide in 2007. On May 10, 2007, officers were dispatched to the 23rd Street and Orcutt Avenue area for reports of shots fired. While en route, the call was upgraded to a shooting after a victim was found lying on a front porch in the 2300 block of Orcutt Avenue.

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