After a decade of success with the popular New York radio station, Miss Info has announced her departure from Hot 97. The news comes after an on-air hiatus to welcome the birth of her first child, as the famous journalist/radio personality prepares a new book and various other ventures.
Our Jersey guy can do no wrong! Fetty Wap has long shed his “one hit wonder” predictions, and now has not one, not two, not three…but FOUR songs in the top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot Rap Songs chart.
His longest-running hit is of course “Trap Queen,” which still sits comfortably at number 2. It’s followed by the Monty-assisted “My Way” at number 3, the Remy Boyz-assisted “679” at number 5, and is now joined by “Again,” entering the chart for its first week at number 8.
Can someone please explain to me like what exactly is going on in The Weeknd‘s hair? It’s like dreads but an afro but like not. I just…I just don’t get it.
Moving on, The Weeknd‘s new album Beauty Behind The Madness drops next Friday, August 28, and he’s actually doing interviews for it. Over email, the Canadian hit-maker checked in with GQ, and dropped some interesting tidbits that I feel like you guys might care about. I gathered the 7 best gems below.
In the midst of the insanity that is Meek Mill’s timeline, we saw the name Quentin Miller dropped, though many of us had no idea who that was or why Meek cared to write his name. Basing it off of context clues, it would appear he has something to do with Drake‘s alleged use of ghostwriters, and once OG Maco chimed in, he confirmed this to be true.
During his series of tweets, Maco revealed that Miller has quite a few credits in the liner notes of Drake‘s album, while also noting that there were many other songs Miller went uncredited for – aka, he was the ghostwriter. He also said that they’re friends, and partook in this rant because he wants to get him his just due. However, it doesn’t seem like it was wanted:
If you frequent this site, then you’re well aware of I’ll Name This Podcast Later, the podcast I’ve been doing weekly with Joe Budden for MONTHS now. Every single week, we discuss current events, we make jokes on each other and other people, we share opinions…we have a show. That’s how shows work. It’s not a podcast about Joe being a rapper, because maybe then opinions wouldn’t be warranted. But it’s 3 friends – one of which happens to have a larger following because of his OTHER work – who come together on a weekly basis for a light-hearted podcast of nonsense.
That being said, it honestly surprised me when Joe‘s comments about Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj‘s relationship on last week’s episode (number 20) made headlines. While we discussed the happenings at the 2015 BET Awards, Joe made a joke about how he was saving pictures he saw of Meek looking at Nicki the entire show. He then said the following:
Earlier today, I was sickened to wake up to the news that Far Rockaway, Queens-based rapper Chinx (formerly known as Chinx Drugz) had been murdered in New York in the late hours of the night.
After leaving a party he’d hosted in Brooklyn, Chinx and his friend were driving through Queens in his silver Porsche Panamera around 4am, when a car pulled up beside them. An assailant let off a round of shots, 5 of which connected with the Coke Boys rapper. Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where Chinx was pronounced DOA. He was 31. His passenger is in critical condition with two bullet wounds to the back, but is expected to survive. He has since updated his Instagram from the hospital. (Photo in the gallery.) 3 men have been arrested in Far Rockaway in connection with the murder, but no further details are available.
The last time two male hip-hop artists held down the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 was 2009 with Flo’Rida and T.I. The last time a New Jersey artist held down the top spot was Lauryn Hill with “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” in 1998. The last time two New Jersey artists held down the top two spots? Never! (Okay, I don’t actually have that stat but it just went really well with what I had going on here. I don’t know if maybe Springsteen and Bon Jovi did it before, maybe Whitney…I don’t know. But just roll with me here.)
This week, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth‘s Furious 7 track “See You Again” ranks #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row, while Fetty Wap‘s “Trap Queen” has climbed up from #3 to its highest spot yet at #2. (Obviously Wiz is not from Jersey, but Charlie Puth is. Rumson, what up!)
That’s not all that we have going on right now, either! East Brunswick teen Jax just scored a Top 3 spot on American Idol, the furthest any state resident has ever advanced. We find out Tuesday whether she makes it to the top 2, and Wednesday if she will be crowned Jersey‘s first-ever “American Idol!”