Is Drake Falling Off?
It's that time once again. For today's (Nov. 15) edition of Hip-Hip Moment's of Clarity, which is XXL's podcast dedicated to breaking down some of the biggest news stories in hip-hop, hosts discuss Drake's performance at Tyler, The Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, the sentencing of Kodak Black, the untimely passing of Long Beach, Calif.'s Bad Azz and more.
Hosts for this week include XXL's Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, XXL's Executive Editor, John Kennedy (a.k.a. JFK) hip-hop entrepreneur Rahman Dukes and veteran hip-hop journalist Shaheem Reid. While this is the lineup for this week, the roster is subject to change from episode to episode.
Starting with one of the most-talked-about moments of the week, our hosts discuss Camp Flag Gnaw and the boo heard 'round the world. During a surprise performance at Tyler, The Creator's annual festival, Drake was booed off the stage by concert-attendees looking to be serenaded by Frank Ocean instead of the 6ix God. Both Tyler and Drizzy responded publicly. Tyler posted a flurry of tweets to condemn his fans' actions, and Drizzy used a funny Instagram post to brush off the whole thing.
On a more serious note, this week saw Kodak Black finally face the music for federal gun charges he caught back in May. On Nov. 13 the rapper was sentenced to 46-months in prison for two counts of lying on firearms purchasing application in order to buy guns. During his sentencing hearing in Florida, the prosecution also claimed that Kodak had assaulted a prison staffer and left the man in need of surgery.
In related Kodak Black news, Dave East explained that he removed the 22-year-old from one of his tracks off his album Survival because of some comments the Florida rapper made about Nipsey's girlfriend Lauren London. London was mourning the death of Nipsey when Kodak made some tone-deaf remarks about her in April.
Some other topics discussed during this week's episode were the shooting of Lil Reese and the unexpected death of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips member Bad Azz.
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