Five Things We Learned From The 2016 Soul Train Awards

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Kinfolks! The 2016 Soul Train Awards have come and gone, and I am here to give “5 Things We Learned From The 2016 Soul Train Awards”

1. Erykah Badu Needs To Host From Now On

Erykah Badu hosted the awards again this year and she did an amazing job! She has great comedic timing. Her comedy is not forced, and it comes off very naturally. I could really see her doing her own sketch comedy show.  BET let’s see if we can make that happen. Her skits fit very well into the show. She even retweeted one of my tweets, and that made my entire night! Thanks Erykah! Continue reading

Remy Denies Collaboration With Nicki Minaj/Foxy Brown + Shades Foxy Brown?[VIDEO]

It’s safe to say that Remy Ma still doesn’t see it for Foxy Brown!

Remy Ma sat down with the folks over at Rap-Up.com to discuss a rumored song featuring Nicki Minaj and Foxy Brown. She basically said that ‘combination’ wouldn’t work, which is no shade, but shade to Foxy Brown whom Remy had issues with before going to prison. 

“No, that was never recorded,” says Remy. “When we discussed it, she actually said, ‘Don’t tell anybody. It’s top secret.’ So the fact that she disclosed that information is beyond me. I don’t think that’s what people wanted to hear, that combination. That was just my personal decision so I didn’t want to do that. [Foxy Brown is] her friend so I can understand that, but I was gone for a long time. If you wanted to do a song with your friend, do a song with your friend. They could have did that song without me. I don’t understand what that was.”

It’s a shame that these talented women can’t put their differences aside to make music. It’s a shame they can’t do exactly what she spoke about in the interview. It would be really epic to see Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj, Foxy Brown, and also Lil Kim on a track together. But these women refuse to see what this would do for the culture and hip hop fans alike. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for this, but I definitely won’t hold my breath. 

Check out the clip below:

What say you?

WATCH: Mary J. Blige Speaks On Divorce + Performs New Single ‘Thick Of It’ On ‘GMA'[VIDEO]


Marrrrrrrrrrrrrry! 

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige sat down with Robin Roberts on this morning’s episode of ‘Good Morning America’ to discuss her pending divorce from husband/manager Kendu Issacs

“My heart is OK. I’m hanging in there,” said Mary. “No one wants to go through this. This is hard. I’m hanging in there.”

We got some insight into what exactly caused the breakdown of the marriage. 

“The breaking point was when I kept asking over and over and over again for respect and to be respected and it just seems like I was beating a dead horse and it seems like I was talking to a wall,” said Mary. “I just wasn’t getting it back. If I can’t get respect in the relationship, then I have to move on to save myself. That was the point where I’m like, I’m done. I just can’t do it any more.”

Respect is key in any relationship and it’s clear that Mary wasn’t getting that in her marriage and she decided it was time to end it. It’s amazing to see her strength during this rough time. The title of the new album is, ‘Strength of a Woman’. The album is should be released before year’s end. Mary is currently on tour with Maxwell for the ‘King & Queen’ Tour which I will be attending! Are you?

Watch the interview below:

What the performance here:

Whut say you?

[New Music]Free Bricks 2(Zone 6)-Gucci Mane & Future 


The Trap Gods Have Smiled Down Upon Us Kinfolk!

Gucci Mane & Future have drop from some new music on us in the form of Free Bricks 2(Zone 6). With Gucci fresh out the Fed and Future dealing with baby mama drama it just makes sense for the the two of them to get together again for a second of installment of the Free Bricks series. 

The mixtape has 6 tracks, which I am HERE for! Gucci and Future trade verses over beats that their loyal fan bases have grown to love. It’s a two for one special with this album. The trap gods knew exactly what I needed today. Take a listen below:

Whut say you?

Pretty Ricky Reuniting For Final Album 


Kinfolk! Pretty Ricky is reuniting! Are you excited!?! 

I can’t say I hit the “Juju On The Beat” when I heard this news, but I’m sure some of Pretty Ricky’s loyal stans are elated by this news. Now don’t get me wrong they did have a some songs I liked, “Grind With Me” and “Your Body” but  was a reunion necessary? I honestly prefer Pleasure P by himself, and he had a pretty good buzz going until those pesky child molestation rumors crept up.

Pleasure P flooded his timeline with some samples of what the guys are cooking up.

Just finished my part

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Pretty Ricky has released four albums, including 2003’s What They Call Em, 2005’s Bluestars, 2007’s Late Night Special, and 2009’s self-titled release. Their final album will be their fifth studio LP overall. Their latest releases, however, were a 2010 EP titled Topless and 2011’s mixtape Sex Music Vol. 1: Streets N the Sheets.

They’re said to already be 2 days into recording the album, and Rico Love is on board. I am interested to see what this will sound like after so much drama and dissension within the group.

What say you? 

Jay-Z and Zaytoven Working Together? Jaytoven?


Kinfolk could Jay-Z and Zaytoven have a collaboration in the work? Could the new hashtag be #Jaytoven? That’s what Zaytoven would have us believe with his latest Instagram post with he and Jay-Z side by side in the studio. 

As if that wasn’t enough fuel on the fire Zaytoven tweeted, ““HOW BIG IS DAT,” “ZAYTOVEN VS JAY Z. #UsedToThis #thekings #crazycombo.”

This collaboration has neither been confirmed or denied by Hov. I wonder what a Jay-Z/Zaytoven song would sound like? I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Whut say you?

Black Ink Crew Recap: Episode 7: Gossip On This 

When we last left the 9 Mag crew it was the fellas vs Kat. So that’s where we pick up in episode 7. Charmaine and Kat discuss the trip to NY and Kat is feeling some kinda of way about the way things went down. The fellas discuss the trip and Ryan still feels that Kat is disloyal.

Charmaine and Danielle chat and its revealed that Don made a pass at Charmaine the night the crew went to the club in NY, after all the bickering and back and forth they did. It’s also revealed that Don has sent some thirsty text messages to Charmaine. She claims to have thwarted his advances, but I’m not sure I believe her. Continue reading

Beanie Sigel Rips Meek Mill Apart On Tax Season Podcast


Philadelphia veteran Beanie Sigel has become the focus of the beef between Meek Mill and The Game after he alleged  that he helped Meek Mill write his diss track(Meek accussed Drake of having a ghostwriter previously) and was subsequently knocked out by Teefy Bey, a member of Meek’s Dreamchasers’s crew.

DJ Self was originally supposed to be the guest on Taxstone’s Taxseason Podcast, but Beanie Sigel showed up to tell his side of the story and give y’all #facts. The Broadstreet Bully was definitely in the building! Continue reading

Solange Announces New Album ‘A Seat At The Table’ and Tracklisting 


Kinfolk I need ‘A Seat At This Table’ NOW!

Sol-Angel AKA Solange Knowles has been hinting at new music via her website/instagram for a while now, and today we got our wish! The new album is titled ‘A Seat At The Table’ and I am f*cking estatic! This is Solange’s third full length album, the follow-up to Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams, which is still in heavy rotation. This album slaps follow her  ‘True’ EP  which was released independently. Continue reading

[Review]Hard II Love-Usher 


Kinfolk Urrrrrrrrsher Raymond dropped his new album Hard II Love. While Usher may be Hard II Love, this album is Hard To Listen II! The first single, No Limit, should have been my first indication that we were headed for trouble! Was the single catchy? Yes. Was it up-to-par for Usher? Nope! Then there was the talk of a remix with Master P, as if Young Thug was not enough of an assault to our ears and sensibilities. All of this to together let me know this album was doomed. Continue reading