Westside Gunn Argues With Producer On Twitter

Westside Gunn found himself engaged in a Twitter dispute with a producer over a payment disagreement. The exchange started with a tweet from Ewonee, a beatmaker. He inquired about where to send his invoice for a song by Griselda artist Estee Nack. The beatmaker’s tweet came in response to a post claiming that Westside Gunn pays his producers well. Gunn took offense to Ewonee’s tweet. The rapper accused him of burning bridges by publicly calling him out and saying that Estee Nack had given the impression that the beat had been cleared.

Furthermore, Gunn expressed his disappointment. He went on to highlight his support for artists and emphasize the importance of communication. He mentioned his preference for working only with his team. This is due to what he perceived as a lack of vision and disrespect from others. Gunn concluded by stating that he would no longer accept beats unless he personally reached out to the producers. That is an unfortunate development for other beatmakers who may have wished to work with Westside Gunn.

Westside Gunn Had Time Today

Unfortunately for both Westside Gunn and Ewonee, that was not the end of the discussion. Ewonee responded to Gunn’s tweet. He stated that he was unaware his beat was used on Estee Nack’s album and that he didn’t receive credit. Gunn then assured him that he would remove the song from the project. He further advised him to privately address any future complaints about his work. In a separate tweet, Ewonee emphasized the need to recognize those who speak up and revealed that this was not the first time he had experienced issues regarding credit.

Gunn later reflected on the situation, expressing his frustration at always being portrayed as the “bad guy” despite his efforts to take care of his family, spread art and love, and positively influence others. He saw the backlash as a consequence of his success and acknowledged reaching a new level in his career, expressing gratitude to God. The Twitter spat highlighted a payment dispute between Westside Gunn and a producer, but it is hardly an isolated incident. Many producers complain of the same treatment. However, it does bring up the question of professionalism. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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Beyonce, Rihanna Make The List Of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women

Forbes recently released its Richest Self-Made Women list. While the list was not limited to entertainers, it featured several popular musicians who claimed high-ranking spots. Unsurprisingly, big names like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift made the list. In addition to a number ranking, each entry on the list has a “self-made score.” Leading the pack among musicians was Rihanna. She was ranked at No. 20. Besides headlining the Super Bowl, she has seen tremendous success with her Fenty Beauty brand. Reportedly, it has doubled in value. In addition, Rihanna has her Savage x Fenty lingerie company. With a reported net worth of $1.4 billion and a self-made score of 10, Rihanna’s entrepreneurial ventures have contributed significantly to her wealth.

Following closely behind Rihanna at No. 34 is Taylor Swift. The pop singer has a net worth of $740 million. Swift is expected to earn even more with her record-breaking Eras Tour. A Latin American leg was recently announced. However, the tour has also faced controversy due to the highly publicized Ticketmaster dispute. In addition to her music ventures, Swift is also making her way into feature directing. This marks her first foray into this role.

Beyonce Makes The List, But Lower Than Expected

Beyoncé performs onstage during the “RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR” at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 30, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood)

Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé, is also featured on the Forbes list. She ranks at No. 48 with a net worth of $540 million. The singer is currently on her Renaissance World Tour across Europe. She has also been collaborating with huge names in fashion like Balmain. Beyoncé’s ventures span various successful industries. Recently, she also made headlines for purchasing the most expensive home ever sold in California with Jay-Z.

Swift and Beyoncé both earned self-made scores of 8, highlighting their achievements and contributions to their wealth. The list also includes other notable female musicians. These include Madonna at No. 45, Céline Dion at No. 56, Dolly Parton at No. 59, and Barbra Streisand at No. 61. The list showcases the diverse presence of talented women in the music industry, many of whom have achieved remarkable financial success. What do you think of the list? Was there someone you thought might be on it that wasn’t? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!


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Moneybagg Yo Claims He Is Worth More Than The Reported $4 Million

Moneybagg Yo is making big claims about his worth. The rapper has refuted his reported net worth of $4 million on Google. Furthermore, he claims that he earns nearly $200,000 per show. During an interview on the Complex show 360 With Speedy Morgan, the Memphis artist expressed his disagreement with the Google estimation. He questioned the basis on which net worth is calculated. He then indicated that it may be derived from taxable income. Moneybagg Yo confidently stated that he made more than $4 million last year. As evidence, he cited a specific instance where he received $200,000 for a single performance.

“I made way more than that last year,” Moneybagg said. “For one performance, I got $200,000 before. This when I first went up and was like, ‘$200,000 a show, it’s what it is.’ Ya’ll set the standard. I’m still a hustler, I’m a street n*gga at the end of the day so I understand business, too. So it’s like, everybody ain’t got the $200,000. I ain’t going no less than $150,000. We’re going to make it happen.” Whether or not Moneybagg’s claims are true, it wouldn’t be surprising. There are likely many off-the-books payments in the industry. However, the rapper didn’t want to give too much information on the matter. You can see the interview below.

Moneybagg Opens Up About His Relationship With Ari Fletcher

In recent interviews, Moneybagg Yo has been open about his personal journey as a musician and in his relationships. He admitted to cheating on Ari Fletcher, his partner. However, he also expressed his commitment to making amends. In a discussion with Angie Martinez on her IRL podcast, he acknowledged his mistakes and poor decisions. Bagg attributed them to his upbringing and environment in Memphis. He went on to describe the relationship as new and challenging. Still, he emphasized that he deeply values Fletcher’s support and understanding. Moneybagg Yo apologized sincerely and expressed gratitude for her willingness to work through the difficulties they faced.

“It’s so new to me. It’s a big transition so of course I made some mistakes,” Moneybagg said. “You already know what I’m getting at with that. She ain’t take that well.” The rapper is referring to the cheating, of course. “I really come from a pure place when I say that. I apologized and I just wanted to work through it and get through it and she wit it and she helping me work through it,” he continued. “That’s why I rock with her so tough because it’s like … when I broke it all the way down to her, she understood me fully.” It sounds like, even with mistakes made, Moneybagg Yo and Ari Fletcher have a healthy and communicative relationship. Stay tuned to HNHH for the latest updates.

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Juvenile Feels Slighted By His Exclusion From Essence Festival

Juvenile is disappointed with Essence Festival. They have excluded him from the lineup commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop in New Orleans, his hometown. The festival shared flyers representing the performers for each day. Juvenile noticed his absence from the “The South Got Something To Say” set curated by Jermaine Dupri. Other artists like Big Boi, Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, Ludacris, and T.I. were listed. However, Juvenile questioned how Essence Fest could overlook his significant contributions to the city’s hip-hop scene.

When a fan pointed out that “The South Has Something To Say” featured many Atlanta rappers, Juvenile expressed his disappointment. He then stated that the festival organizers had failed to understand the significance of his omission. In response, Juvenile took to promoting another festival called “Donna Fest.” There, he and Mannie Fresh will be performing. He emphasized his deep connection to the city and its culture. He also highlighted the presence of a live band, including Rebirth, and an array of diverse food vendors. Juvenile urged his followers to attend, emphasizing the affordable ticket price of $25.

Juvenile’s Legacy In New Orleans And Beyond

Juvenile and Mannie Fresh launch the New Reebok Workout Low Sneaker with Sneaker Politics and Humidity Skate Shop at Sneaker Politics powered by Reebok Classic and Mitchell & Ness on February 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ryan Theriot/Getty Images for Reebok)

Juvenile is a legendary figure in New Orleans rap. The rapper rose to fame during his time with Cash Money Records in the ’90s. He was involved with the Hot Boys alongside Lil Wayne, Turk, and B.G. He had a number of hugely successful hit songs. Included among those are “Back That Azz Up,” “Set It Off,” and “Slow Motion.” With such instantly recognizable songs, he has clearly made a lasting impact on the hip-hop genre.

During an interview at the 2023 Lovers and Friends Festival, Mannie Fresh expressed his belief that Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” is the greatest love song ever. He made this declaration while emphasizing the decline of dance music and fun in contemporary artists’ focus on toughness and gangsterism. Mannie Fresh expressed his love for seeing people smile and have a good time, advocating for the importance of embracing joy and fun in music. While calling “Back That Azz Up” the greatest love song ever is debatable, it is certainly a classic. What do you think of Juvenile’s exclusion from Essence Fest? Let us know in the comments!

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Denzel Curry Performs While He Gets Dental Work Done On “The Eric Andre Show”

Denzel Curry is doing some very interesting promo. Known as one of hip-hop’s most unique voices, he continues to push boundaries with his latest offering. Earlier this month, Curry released the Live At Electric Lady EP. It is recording of a live performance at the iconic New York studio established by Jimi Hendrix. The EP showcases cuts from his previous album. However, they are accompanied by a soulful jazz band that adds a new dimension to the tracks. Tracks like “Lonely Man,” “Troubles,” and the hit single “Walkin” highlight the electric, jazzy, and soulful elements. All of these things come together to make for a captivating listening experience.

Most notably, the EP includes a reimagined version of “Troubles” featuring T-Pain. On it, Denzel Curry adds a fresh verse to the upbeat track infused with soulful instrumentation and impressive bars. Additionally, Denzel delivers an amazing cover of Erykah Badu’s timeless classic “Didn’t Cha Know,” featuring Bilal. Now, Curry has stopped by The Eric Andre Show for some promotion, and it went just about as you might expect.

Denzel Curry Deals With The Madness Of Eric Andre

Earlier today, Denzel Curry posted a clip of his appearance on The Eric Andre Show. Andre is known for his zany antics and almost nonsensical, absurd form of comedy. It appears that Curry’s guest spot on the show will be no different. In the clip, which is linked above, the rapper tries to perform while having dental work done. Eric Andre watches on as he does so. Eventually, he asks Denzel Curry if he would like to ear some curry. Of course, he doesn’t really wait for an answer. He simply walks over and puts some in the rapper’s mouth.

Fans took to the comment section of the Instagram post to joke about the appearance. “Man here getting tortured ,” one said, followed by some laughing emojis. “Look at this man go, what can’t he do?” said another comment. It’s true that getting dental work done while eating curry and rapping at the same time must be pretty difficult. Other fans seemed very excited about Denzel Curry working with Eric Andre. “The best collab since peanut butter and jelly,” one said. One thing is for certain, the segment will be extremely entertaining. What do you think of the clip? Let us know in the comment section!

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Boosie Badazz Cried Over Son Not Wanting A “Boosie Fade”

Boosie Badazz has been doing interview after interview in recent months. Just earlier today, he spoke out once again on the 6ix9ine gym attack. The rapper continues to align himself against 6ix9ine, but surprisingly, he has some positive words for the controversial rapper. Boosie has expressed his willingness to donate money to GoFundMe campaigns that were set up to help cover the legal expenses of the individuals who attacked 6ix9ine. It is worth noting that the rapper frequently refers to 6ix9ine as a “rat” and has been critical of him in the past. During an interview with DJ Vlad released on June 2, DJ Vlad informed Boosie about the existence of crowdfunding pages for the attackers, suggesting that he could contribute to them. To everyone’s surprise, Boosie responded with affirmation, stating, “I will, I will.” When pressed further, he elaborated on his perspective.

Boosie believes that the attackers serve an important role in holding accountable those who betray others and cause harm to families. He expressed his concern about the negative impact that “rats” have on people’s lives, particularly in terms of separating fathers and mothers from their children. The rapper emphasized the need for consequences for such actions. However, despite his criticisms, Boosie stated that he appreciated the way 6ix9ine handled the situation, commending him for facing the consequences with courage. While the rapper’s stance against 6ix9ine remains unchanged, his willingness to support the attackers financially demonstrates his belief in the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions.

Boosie Got Emotional Over His Son’s Hair

In another interview Boosie did recently, he spoke about his son’s hair. Apparently, the rapper’s child did not want a “Boosie fade” anymore. Sadly, that appears to be a capital crime in the Boosie Badazz household. During his interview with The Breakfast Club, the hosts tried to have a lighthearted conversation bout it. Boosie, however, seemed to take it extremely seriously. “We have a choice to make this summer. You either cut it or you stay home,” Boosie said.

The rapper continued as the hosts listened intently, seemingly unsure if he was joking. “This is my time, bro. When you go back to school, when you go back out of town, you do what you want. But this is my time. When you get 18, do what the f*ck you want,” Boosie continued. “But when you come for the summer – my two months – have enough respect for me to come as you are. Show your daddy that respect for what I put into this f*cking family. Bro, I cried. When I saw his hair, I cried. It hurt me so bad, bro.” It seems like Boosie takes his son’s hair very seriously. What do you think about his comments? Sound off in the comments below!

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Kali Receives Backlash After Claiming She Was Unfamiliar With Ludacris’ “Area Codes”

In her recent Complex interview, 22-year-old rapper Kali revealed that she didn’t know Ludacris’ 2001 track, “Area Codes.” This took many social media users by surprise, as she’s recently landed herself a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for her song of the same name. She described coming up with the concept of “Area Codes” organically, claiming that Ludacris’ track had no influence on her song.

“I didn’t even know there was any connection,” she explained. Kali also went on to say, “Like, I never heard the Ludacris song before. So when people asked me that, I truly didn’t know what they were talking about. It was just super organic. When I hear people saying, ‘Oh, this is a Ludacris homage,’ I’m like, ‘Okay, but I really didn’t know anything about it.’ It was just like I literally felt like I got hoes in different area codes.”

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Fans Can’t Believe Kali Didn’t Know The Song

Kali Receives Backlash After Admitting She Was Unfamiliar With Ludacris' "Area Codes"
Rapper Kali performs onstage at The Novo on March 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

After the interview came out, social media users were quick to share their opinons. “Honestly if that Kali girl didn’t realize she was basically quoting Ludacris on that area codes song, then someone else wrote that joint and just ain’t tell her,” one user claimed. “Lmaoooo,” another writes, “I love Kali but come on now, Ludacris’ ‘Area Codes’ was a hit. I refuse to believe that she never heard it in her life.”

Some fans came to the young rapper’s defense, however. One wrote, “Hoes In different area codes is a common phrase Bffr.” The fan also added, “y’all just be mad that new rappers don’t listen to ppl YALL consider to be rap legends. Why Tf would Kali be listening to any and every Georgia rapper? Some ppl just don’t listen to Ludacris that’s…a thing y’all.” Another said, “I HAVE NEVER heard Ludacris song ‘AREA CODES’ they tryna make it seem like Kali soooo wrong for not knowing that wack a*s sh*t. EVERYBODY don’t know every song df.”

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Boosie Badazz Gives 6ix9ine Props For How He Took His Beating

Boosie Badazz is once again siding against 6ix9ine. However, he has some surprisingly kind words for him. The rapper has expressed his willingness to donate money to GoFundMe campaigns created to help cover the legal expenses of the individuals who attacked 6ix9ine. As many may know, Boosie frequently criticizes him as a “rat.” In an interview with DJ Vlad released on June 2, Vlad revealed that there were crowdfunding pages set up for the attackers. He told Boosie this in case he wanted to contribute. Unsurprisingly, Boosie responded affirmatively, stating, “I will, I will.” When pressed further, the rapper explained his perspective on the matter.

According to Boosie, he believes that the world needs more people like the attackers. He says they hold accountable those who betray others and cause harm to families. He expressed concern about the impact that “rats” have on people’s lives. “[They’re] taking fathers and mothers away from their children. You know, there’s got to be some kind of consequence,” Boosie said. “But, like I said: I like how 6ix9ine took it, bro. I ain’t lying. I like how he manned it out.”

Boosie: “Snitches Get Stitches”

This is not the first time Boosie has shown support for the attackers. It started back in March, when footage of 6ix9ine’s gym attack surfaced on social media. At that point, Boosie actually offered to set up the GoFundMe campaign for the attackers. He took to Twitter to sound off on the matter. “Lmao SNITCHES GET STITCHES LET’S START A GO FUND FOR THIS GUY,” the rapper wrote. “WE NEED TO START A GO FUND FOR THIS GUY LIKE COOKIE MONEY SAY WE GOTTA START REWARDING THE REAL ONES.”

In the incident that occurred in March, 6ix9ine was assaulted by a group of men inside a sauna at an LA Fitness in South Florida. The rapper attempted to fight back but was outnumbered and suffered severe beatings before managing to escape. He did not have any security with him at the time. The attack was captured in a video that circulated on Instagram, showing 6ix9ine on the floor, protecting his head, while two men continuously kicked and punched him. The interview uploaded today is one of the few kind words that Boosie has had for 6ix9ine. What do you think about the rapper’s statement? Check out the interview above and let us know in the comments below!

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When Was Hip Hop Created?

Hip Hop emerged in the late 1970s in the South Bronx, a borough of New York City. This vibrant, multifaceted cultural movement came to life in response to social and economic conditions that marginalized inner-city African American and Latino youths. Its innovative music, dance, visual art, and style marked the movement.

The Founding Father Of Hip Hop

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DJ Kool Herc during RZA and Old Dirty Perform Live at BB King at BB King Blues Club Grill in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)

Regarded as the founding father of Hip Hop, DJ Kool Herc is widely credited for kickstarting hip hop. Born in Jamaica and raised in the Bronx, Herc brought the sound system culture of his homeland to New York City. On August 11, 1973, he held a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. This event is what many consider to be the birth of Hip Hop.

Early Pioneers & The Start Date Of Hip Hop

DJ Kool Herc was not alone in shaping the early Hip Hop landscape. Afrika Bambaataa, another influential figure, contributed to the movement by organizing block parties and fostering community among young people. Grandmaster Flash, a pioneering DJ, is credited with developing innovative DJing techniques such as scratching and beat juggling. These pioneers laid the groundwork for the Hip Hop movement in the 1970s. They crafted its core elements and spreading its influence throughout the Bronx.

The Evolution

The late 1970s and early 1980s marked a period of rapid expansion and evolution for Hip Hop. The genre began to reach a wider audience, moving beyond the boundaries of the Bronx and infiltrating mainstream American culture. Artists like Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys brought Hip Hop music to the charts while breakdancing crews and graffiti artists showcased the visual and dance aspects of the culture. By the mid-’80s, Hip Hop was a nationwide phenomenon.

The Global Spread

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Since its inception in the ’70s, the culture has become a global force. Its music, dance, and visual art have also influenced cultures worldwide, from Europe to Asia, Africa to South America. The genre’s global reach is a testament to its power as a form of expression and communication. Despite its roots in the South Bronx, the movement resonates with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, highlighting universal struggle, resilience, and creativity themes.


The Hip Hop start date in the 1970s marked the beginning of a cultural revolution that continues to reverberate worldwide. From its roots in the South Bronx, the sound has grown into a global phenomenon, influencing music, dance, visual art, fashion, and more. The power of Hip Hop lies in its ability to give voice to marginalized communities, challenge societal norms, and foster creativity and expression. As we look to the future, it’s clear that the impact of the culture’s start date will continue to be felt for generations to come.

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Boosie Badazz Wouldn’t Work With Gunna For $1 Billion

Boosie Badazz recently shared in an interview that he wouldn’t even consider collaborating with Gunna for $1 billion. He later reiterated his previous comments about the rapper in his talk with TMZ Hip Hop. This isn’t the first time Boosie’s shared his thoughts on Gunna. Various allegations that Gunna “snitched” on YSL founder Young Thug have been circulating amid the RICO case.

“I don’t want to talk about it,” Boosie said. He thought about it more, claiming, “If you gave me $1 billion…No, I ain’t even gon’ say it. I might incriminate myself. I ain’t even gon’ say what I would do if they gave me $1 billion. What I would do to a rat if they gave me a rat to do business with $1 billion. I don’t wanna incriminate myself, sorry.” He added, “They got a lot of Gunnas in this sewer,” referring to his previous labeling of the rapper as a “rat.” “We in New York City, I see about three Gunnas right now. One just went under the sewer. They all over here.”

Read More: Boosie Badazz Defends DJ Vlad: “How The F**k He The Police?”

Boosie Called Gunna A “Rat”

Boosie previously spoke out about his thoughts on Gunna taking a plea deal in the YSL RICO case. Earlier this week, he appeared on The Big Homies House podcast, where he explained that he doesn’t think there’s much hope left for Gunna’s career. “Gunna might be done unless he go to another country,” he said. “I don’t want no rat to excel. I hope he never sell a record again,” the rapper added.

Boosie isn’t the only one of Gunna’s peers that has spoken out on his plea deal. Lil Durk discussed the situation on DJ Akademiks’ Off the Record podcast in May. “That man told,” he claimed, “You should have went in there and kept your mouth closed.” Durk continued, “If you a rat, you a rat. If you rewind this clip a little bit, I looked into the camera and told you, if you a rat, I f***ing hate you. Because I love Thug.”

Read More: Ralo Responds To Boosie Badazz Calling Him A “Rat”


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