A few hours ago, 6ix9ine was pistol-whipped, kidnapped and robbed. The incident is said to have taken place in the driveway of his home, where three hooded gunmen ambushed him. They stole $750,000 in jewelry and over $15,000 in cash. He has since been admitted to the hospital; TMZ has a detailed account of what happened as well as a new pic of Tekashi at the hospital after the incident (see pic below).

The cynic in me wonders if this is a publicity stunt because Tekashi is good for the shenanigans, but if not, it brings us back to his reckless courting of danger these past few months. No one deserves what happened to him, but he has been kinda asking for it for a while now. I wish him a speedy recovery and I hope he cuts the bullshit out.

 

So…6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj dropped a collabo a few hours ago, and ummmm…it’s not bad, I guess. I made the grave mistake of reading reactions (or, shall I say, overreactions) on the internet, so I had high hopes. I’ll concede that I’m inclined to all things melodic, so on a “gully” track like this one, I need the bars to be A1, which they are not. Check it out for yourself.

Chance the Rapper just put out four new songs and we’re thankful because they’re all [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji]. “I Might Need Security” might need a second listen, but the other three will hit you immediately. Also, I just realized Chano’s voice sounds very similar to Wyclef Jean’s. Check all four songs out below.


Chance the Rapper – “65th & Ingleside”


Chance the Rapper – “Wala Cam” (featuring Supa Bwe & Forever Band)


Chance the Rapper – “Work Out”


Chance the Rapper – “I Might Need Security”

Recently, I saw someone on Twitter mention that Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” was the song of the summer for the 23rd year in a row, and while that may not be factual, few jams have stood the test of time quite like this one. The song samples Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love” and Chuckii Booker’s “Games,” borrowing just the right elements from both songs to produce an absolute classic.

Unfortunately, though he had a few more top 10 hits in the UK, he was never able to reproduce the transatlantic success of “Return of the Mack.” However, for this one song, his name shall live forever. Watch the video below.

Bebe Rexha sings about her anxieties on this Gaga-sounding track, which is the lead single from her upcoming album, Expectations. Upon the release the video earlier today, Bebe issued the following statement:

I have been very vocal and honest about my ongoing struggle with anxiety and depression. I wanted to create a video and song that expressed my truth. This video is a celebration of me finally being able to accept my imperfections. I’m okay with not being okay all the time. If you feel alone or lost please know you are not, and you are loved.


Well said. Check the video out below.

Most recording artists would steer away from cocaine references when they’ve had multiple public incidents involving the substance (click here and here), but most people aren’t G-Eazy. The chorus of “Power” (rapped by P-Lo) says, “I’m high off the power, she’s gone off the powder,” but if history is any indicator, G-Eazy is probably gone off the powder too. Check the clip below.

Earlier this week, 6LACK released a video for “Switch,” a song where the singer laments about being famous and constantly under scrutiny, and suggests a body switch so people could see how difficult his life is. This is all so confusing because 6LACK is not nearly a household name, but ah well. Ty Dolla $ign provides background vocals on the chorus and the beat sounds similar to Drake’s “That’s How You Feel.” Watch the video below.