In this week’s news, Kid Cudi leaves G.O.O.D. Music, The-Dream previews his new album in New York, and T.I. says the Hustle Gang compilation is on the way. Also, a Harvard Student Group petitions against Tyga’s upcoming performance and Busta Rhymes at Cheeseburger Baby allegedly screams over his mistaken burger order.
Check out the stories below and come back next week for another round up of the top headlines.
Kid Cudi Leaves G.O.O.D. Music
Cudi’s departure from G.O.O.D. was a huge surprise to everyone. He made the official announcement on Power 106 in L.A., explaining he wants to focus on his own label, Wicked Awesome. He confirmed his relationship with Kanye West is still intact, and he plans on working with his former G.O.O.D. Music members in the near future. As Big Sean puts it in a recent interview, “We still [a] crew whether it’s G.O.O.D. Music or not.”
Harvard Student Group Petitions Against Tyga Performance
A group of students at Harvard University have published a petition urging the university’s College Events Board to pull Tyga as the headliner for Yardfest. The petition says Tyga’s music promotes sexism and rape culture. It continued that Harvard shouldn’t be a platform for Tyga’s problematic lyrics. The university is working towards scrapping the scheduled concert performance.
Busta Rhymes Flips Out at Cheeseburger Baby Employees
According to Cheeseburger Baby’s owner Stephanie Vitori, Busta Rhymes threw a fit when he wasn’t allowed to cut in line for faster service. After going back and forth with Vitori, Busta waited in his car for his order, but then lashed out at employees because supposedly they got his burger condiments wrong. He allegedly hurled insults at them and called Vitori and her employees “fag” and “bitch.” Busta has yet to confirm or deny the rumors.
Styles P Schools XXL on Healthy Practices
Styles P stopped by the XXL offices earlier this week. While promoting his upcoming album Float, Styles gave us some tips on juice, exercise routes and more.
DJ Clue’s Lawyer Says He’s Not Charged With Drug Possession
DJ Clue was arrested for driving with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance. We got in contact with Clue’s attorney Xavier R. Donaldson, who gave us details on the charges against him. Donaldson says Clue was not charged with unlawful drug possession and denies operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
T.I. Announces “G.D.O.D.: The Introduction”
Tip spoke with DJ Skee about giving the green light on the Hustle Gang compilation album. It’s set to feature himself and all of his artists. Furthermore, we can hopefully expect the album to drop in about four weeks.
Too $hort Officially Charged With Four Misdemeanors In Recent Arrest
Too $hort gave us a couple of laughs when footage surface of him fleeing the scene during a DUI arrest. Later, authorities claimed he was in possession of drugs, which he denied. Now, a new report revealed he was in charge of two counts of DUI, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana or an open container while driving. His hearing is scheduled for April 15.
The-Dream’s “IV Play” Preview
XXL had a chance to sit in on The-Dream’s listening session for his new album, IV Play. We broke down everything from production to features to the album’s sound. Overall, IV Play could be the year’s best R&B by delivering a new set of sexually-charged songs.
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