There are no big surprises on the Billboard 200 this week. Drake remains at number two with an additional 59k sold, while Travis Scott dropped down from his number one last week to number 6.
Looking ahead to next week, Mac Miller‘s fourth studio album, The Divine Feminine, is on pace to move around 35-40k (with streaming,) while Usher‘s eighth studio album, Hard II Love, is looking at around 25-28k. In comparison, Mac’s last album, 2015’s GO:OD AM, debuted at number 4 with 73k copies, and Usher’s 2012 album Looking 4 Myself came in at number one with 128k. Those are pretty vast differences.
Chinx also released his second posthumous album, Legends Never Die, on Friday, though sales projections are not available for that just yet. Check back in next Monday for the official numbers!
At a ceremony honoring Chinx on the one-year anniversary of his passing, his mother spoke to news reporters, expressing discontent with both French Montana and Diddy. She was upset that neither had reached out to her since his death, and seemed to place the blame on them for the reason Chinx is no longer with us.
“At the funeral, only thing French said to me – I asked French, ‘Why did y’all do that to my child?’ He said, ‘Because he wouldn’t listen.’ And I told French, ‘You’re not his father, but I’m his mother.’ That’s what I said to French, and there were no more words after that.”h, and there were no more words after that.”
During his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show yesterday, French clarified her statements (and it’s on par with what I thought she meant,) and explained why he doesn’t have much of a relationship with her:
Yesterday marked an entire year since Chinx was killed in his hometown of Far Rockaway, Queens. Can you believe it?
Multiple services were held to honor the late rapper’s memory yesterday, including a vigil at the corner where his life was taken. Chinx‘s mother was in attendance and spoke with FOX 5‘s Lisa Evers, and expressed great displeasure with both French Montana and Diddy, who worked closely with Chinx before his passing.
“[Diddy and] French Montana need to come out to see me. They ain’t said nothing to me since my child been dead,” she said. “Even when my child was dead, they wouldn’t say nothing to me.”
She added that she feels disrespected by them not giving her answers, and then discussed a conversation she’d had with French at Chinx‘s funeral, which can be interpreted various ways:
As we approach a year since the untimely death of Far Rockaway, Queens rapper Chinx, his murder still remains unsolved. The NYPD know little more than they did at the time of the shooting, but today, they’ve announced they at least know what we can rule out.
Shooting down rumors of a drive-by, Lt. Rudolph confirms that they believe it was indeed a targeted shooting, revealing that someone walked up to Chinx’s car and shot him directly.
Next month will mark one year since we lost Chinx, in what still remains as an unsolved murder. At the time, the New York rapper had been readying his debut album, and his team went on to release it shortly afterward, as they know it’s what Chinx would have wanted.
Now as they approach the one-year mark, Chinx‘s team have announced that they have been working on an official posthumous album. Legends Never Die is set to be released later this year. Below, listen to its lead single “For The Love,” featuring Meet Sims. RIP, Chinx. We miss you!
Off of his Wave Gods mixtape, French Montana drops the visual to his “Off The Rip” remix, featuring A$AP Rocky. As both rappers experienced losses in the last year, they pay tribute to A$AP Yams and Chinx as they hit the club with A$AP Nast, A$AP Lou, French‘s brother Zack and even Scott Disick.
Check out the video below. RIP Chinx. RIP A$AP Yams.
Tinashe releases her music video for “Party Favors,” the Young Thug-assisted cut off her forthcoming album Joyride that she dropped back in September. We’re loving the clothes in this video, especially Tina‘s looks! The video features Tinashe and a bunch of her friends, minus Thugger, turning up and kicking back in an abandoned house.
Pusha T always drops the most visually appealing rap videos, and he stays true to his reputation with “Untouchable.” Push has long been at work on King Push, the follow-up to 2013’s My Name Is My Name, but instead of forcing fans to wait until next spring for that album’s arrival, he’ll first release Darkest Before Dawn on December 18 to tide them over.
Diddy, a.k.a. Puff Daddy, debuts his visuals featuring Travi$ Scott and Big Sean for a track off his most recent project #MMM called, “Workin.” Diddy is currently working on another project called No Way Out 2, which we’ll hear in early 2016.
2 Chainz and Jeezy are BFFs with the money. Today, we get a new visual from 2 Chainz from his Trappaveli Tre’ mixtape, as the first visual release from the project. How majestic is this updo?! Taking a break from his Church In These Streets promos, Pastor Jeezy shows up for a verse on the Zaytoven beat as well.
These videos below, plus Yellow Claw and DJ Mustard with Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga, the late Chinx with Nipsey Hussle and French Montana‘s brother (and Coke Boys artist) Zack, Jadakiss with Diddy and another cut from Jeezy.