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JAY-Z Chided Kanye West For Bringing Beyonce & Blue Ivy In Beef

JAY-Z says that Kanye West cross the line in their beef when he

brought Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter into the mix.

Perhaps for the first time ever, JAY-Z is opening up in an in-depth

interview about his feud with Kanye West. Last fall, Ye went on a rant

on stage his Saint Pablo tour calling out Hov and Beyonce. The

G.O.O.D. Music rapper called out JAY and Beyonce for not calling

him after Kim Kardashian robbery went down in Paris. He even

accused the power couple of not letting their daughter Blue Ivy come

to their house and play with their kids.

In an interview with Elliot Wilson and B. Dot on Rap Radar podcast,

JAY-Z says that he and Kanye West always have issues, but the

difference this time is that Ye brought his family into the feud. “What

really hurt me was, you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it,” JAY-

Z said (via Billboard ). “Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me

100 times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past

bigger issues. But you brought my family into it, now it’s a problem

with me. That’s a real, real problem. And he knows it’s a problem.”

JAY-Z added that Kanye West knows that he crossed the line this

time and that this has been the longest feud they ever had. “He

knows that he crossed the line, I know him,” Hov added. “I know he

knows, because we’ve never let this much space go between one of

our disagreements, and we’ve had many, because that’s who we are.

That’s what I like about him. He’s an honest person, he’s open and

he’ll say things and he’s wrong a lot of times and he’ll confront it.”

Kanye West ended the concert after his impromptu rant and then a

few days later he was hospitalized for a nervous breakdown.

Popcaan Locked and Loaded For Red Bull Culture Clash

Popcaan is locked and loaded for Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta

next week.

The Dancehall deejay recently got back his US visa and work permit

and will be making his first appearance on US soil on August 25 in

Atlanta for the 2017 Red Bull Culture Clash. Dancehall industry

players have been voicing their support for Popcaan, who has been

one of the hottest artists in the genre without a visa. Sources inside

the Unruly camp told Dancehall HipHop that the deejay is ready to

bring home the title.

“Unruly is ready to bring home the Red Bull Culture Clash trophy, its

going back to yard,” sources told Dapstream News . “We have a big show and a

lot of surprises for this event. Clash is our thing, we invented that so

we won’t disappoint dancehall.” Popcaan and his Unruly gang will be

going up against other acts like Mike WiLL Made-It, Tinie Tempah,

and WondaGurl. The event will be at 787 Windsor in ATL and will

broadcast live on Red Bull Radio starting 7 p.m.

Last year, Popcaan appeared at the Red Bull Culture Clash event in

London as a part of Mixpak team which won the competition. The

“Unruly Boss” deejay famously played a Drake “One Dance” dubplate

on the show in a clash with Wiz Khalifa. You can get a piece of the

action in the video below.

Popular dancehall dj (lytmas) Facebook Account Hacked,The Hacker not known

Top dancehall deejay -[DJ LYTMAS] is the latest celebrity to suffer at the hands of hackers who have been targeting prominent showbiz personalities to swindle them of their cash.

About two hours ago, a hacker took charge of the dangerspin mix master’s  Facebook  account

The hacker is yet to be found as information reaches us that he might be a kenyan ….however dj lytmas has contacted Facebook team of the incidence


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Listen & download Vybz Kartel New Song “Hello”


Vybz Kartel has been releasing a lot less new music this year so this

new song “Hello” will make the Gaza happy.

Kartel’s Gazanation fans have been begging him to release more new

music over the last few weeks, so perhaps he is heading to their

outcry. The single “Hello” was produced by High Stakes Records and

was released on YouTube on Wednesday. “Baby sometimes we

failed / It’s all good, let’s start again / I wanna touch you so much it

hurts / Would you be there for me girl / You won’t return my calls /

Don’t get your friends involve,” Vybz Kartel deejay.

Vybz Kartel serving a life sentence in prison for murder and is now

waiting patiently for his appeal trial set for February next year. His

massive fan base in dancehall is hoping that he will beat the case

and be free

Sean Kingston and Tommy Lee Sparta Deal Not Yet Official

Sean Kingston and Tommy Lee Sparta deal is not yet official

according to sources behind the scene.

Last week, Dapstream News  reported that Sean Kingston has signed Tommy Lee

Sparta to his Time is Money Entertainment label . Now we are learning

that there is no official signature on paper, but there are ongoing

discussions behind the scene between the two artists and their


“There is no official signing but there are discussions,” sources

behind the scene told Dapstream News . “Sean Kingston already

initiate an offer on paper. So now it’s basically for Tommy Lee and

his team to go through and see if it’s something that he wants to

sign. The two of them are good friends and great artists so we will

see if this deal will be official.”

Sean Kingston is currently living in Jamaica and has recently bought

himself a house and some expensive cars as he set up shop in his

homeland. Tommy Lee Sparta has been having a great year in

dancehall with a slew of new hits in heavy rotation on the airwaves.

“Haven’t been this excited about signing a artist since @torylanez..

mi nuh hide an talk @tommyleesparta is undeniably talented.. big

news soon come!! Time is money Ent/Sparta leave a comment if u

agree,” Sean Kingston wrote on Instagram

Young Thug Gave Mom $50K To Celebrate His Own Birthday

Young Thug celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday (Aug 16) by

giving his mom $50,000.

It’s his birthday, but Jeffrey says he is good, he doesn’t want anything

from anyone, and better yet here is $50,000 mom. Thugger threw a

big party at The Tago International Center in Atlanta yesterday, TMZ

reported. But felt like he wanted to thank his mom for giving birth to

him so he gave her a nice stack of cash. He pulled all the stops to

throw himself a big bash and some local celebrities came out like

Young Dolph, Jacquees, and T.I .

The venue where Young Thug threw his birthday party is located

across the street from 2 Chainz famous 11th Street Studio. No one

knew from before hand that Thugger would make a claim for the title

of son of the year and now he is far ahead of everyone else who

wants to lay claim to that title, at least in the eyes of his mother.

Thug has always been a believer of taking care of and giving back to

his family, so this shouldn’t come as a surprize.


Young Thug’s generosity has not gone unnoticed because today he

made headlines and is garnering a lot of praise and admiration from

his adoring fans. This year has been an interested one for the Atlanta

native who released an album Beautiful Thugger Girls and also starred

in the new Adidas Originals ad campaign where he wore a dress .

Other rappers like 21 Savage and Playboi Carti were also featured in

the ad. Thugger is also rumored to be already working on another

album for this year. Sources are saying that the project could be

released as a mixtape, but the “Good Times” rapper has not

confirmed the rumors. Nevertheless, he is known to release a lot of

music in a short period of time.

Meek Mill Arrested In New York Charged With Reckless Endangerment

Meek Mill was arrested in New York City on Thursday night and

charged with reckless endangerment, law enforcement officials


The “1942 Flow” rapper, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, is currently

behind bars in NYC awaiting bond after being taken into custody, TMZ

reported. Meek Mill was pulled over by cops in the Big Apple at

around 11 p.m. on Thursday (August 17) after someone made a 911

call about a group of people riding dangerously on a street and doing

wheelies on motorcycles.

Law Enforcement officials say they were monitoring social media and

noticed Meek Mill among the group of men riding a motorcycle

without a helmet, so they were able to track him down and pull him

over. He was cuffed and brought into the Upper Manhattan Precinct

for question where he was charged with reckless endangerment

which is a misdemeanor. Meek reportedly documented a portion of

his running with the cops on Instagram Live, perhaps as a means of

protecting himself from any danger through his contact with the


In the below video, you can hear the arresting officer questioning

Meek Mill about riding his motorcycle recklessly and Meek apparently

telling the cop that he doesn’t know what he is talking about because

he doesn’t even own a motorcycle. Cops pulled over the Philly rapper

at the intersection of 10th Avenue and Dykman Street just moments

after watching the video on social media. Meek will likely get bail by

day break, but he may just earn himself some new legal troubles,

given that he was on probation and even served time on house arrest

last year for violating said probation .

Meek Mill’s new album Wins & Losses was released on July 21st. The

project was released with 17 tracks and featured other rappers on the

guest list like Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Future, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross,

Verse Simmonds, Quavo, and Teyana Taylor.

Rihanna steps In London With Boyfriend Hassan Amidst Chris Brown Documentary Drama

Rihanna steps out for a dinner date in London with her billionaire

boyfriend Hassan Jameel on Wednesday night.

Rihanna broke the internet last week when she posted photos from

her visit to Barbados for the 2017 Crop Over Carnival. After leaving

her homeland in the Caribbean, she then went to her home in New

York City and then jetted to London where she met up with her Saudi

billionaire boo. Rihanna and Hassan Jameel dined at the famous

Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in London.

The Bajan pop princess flaunts her curve in an ankle length black

dress, heels, and a Ralph Lauren hoodie that helped cover her up

from the rain. Paparazzi snapped pictures of the two leaving the

restaurant and leaving in an awaiting SUV. The two of them left

together. Rihanna and Hassan were first spotted together in June this

year locking lips in a pool at a private villa in Ibiza, Spain. They were

also spotted together earlier this year in New York City, but no one

knew that they were dating at the time. Hassan reportedly is worth

$1.5 billion dollars and is the heir to his family Toyota dealership in

the middle east.

Chris Brown released his new documentary earlier this week where he

detailed what really happens on the night he assaulted Rihanna. The

“Loyal” singer opened up about punching the pop star with a closed

fist . Brown also expressed a lot of regrets about his relationship with

Rihanna and you can tell that he is remorseful for his actions and for

letting her go. Rihanna seems to have fully moved on with her life and

is not looking back. In an interview last year, she said that Chris

Brown will always be someone she cares about, but she is now over

that relationship and clearly isn’t looking back in that direction.

Nicki Minaj Finally Addresses Cardi B Beef Says Joe Budden Reaching

Nicki Minaj has finally addressed rumors that she has been quietly

beefing Cardi B .

Cardi B has been having a phenomenal year in hip hop with her

breakout single “ Bodak Yellow ” climbing the Billboard Hot 100 chart

to number eight . Some folks think that Nicki Minaj has been hating on

the former Love and Hip Hop rapper because of her success. Earlier

this week, Cardi took a few shots at an unnamed female whom she

said never liked her before her success but all of a sudden wants to

be her friend.

“You know this b*tch,” she told the crowd. “She never f***ing liked

me. And all of a sudden she wants to be friends with me. No, b**ch. I

still don’t like you, b**ch.” Some folks in hip hop like Joe Budden is

saying that Cardi B is talking about Nicki Minaj. Cardi later took to

Twitter to share her feelings on what she said on stage. “I know they

mad that I made all this money I made all my b**ches is laced

#mood,” she added.

Nicki Minaj wasn’t buying the stories about Cardi B dissing her so

she addressed the beef on Twitter by retweeting her while adding, “I

see no lies when Bardi quotes Barbie #WinAgain ~ all dat reaching

you gon f*** around & pull a muscle…#BarbieTingz.” Both Nicki Minaj

and Cardi B are currently working on new albums and are the top

female rappers in the game right now. Just last week, the “Bodak

Yellow” rapper became the highest charting female rapper since Nicki

did it in 2014.

Since people are always putting Nicki Minaj and Cardi B together, do

you think they should just duke it out or just go in the studio and

record a collaboration? Watch the video below to see what Cardi had

to say.

Aidonia Performs Vybz Kartel’s “Clarks” In Italy.

Aidonia is still repping for Vybz Kartel even though he has his own

movement in dancehall at the moment.

The 4thGenna deejay is currently in Europe on tour and while

performing in Italy last weekend he decided to pay homage to Vybz

Kartel. Around midway his performance, the JOP deejay paused to

perform a piece of Vybz Kartel’s 2010 smash hit single “Clarks.” You

can watch the video below, the crowd was singing along.

Aidonia and Vybz Kartel were close friends back in the mid 2000s

when the incarcerate deejay left the Alliance and formed his own

group Portmore Empire. But they had a falling out and went their

separate ways. Aidonia has since formed his own group in dancehall,

JOP, which he later renamed 4thGenna. Both artists have even

collaborated on the single “Deadly Alliance.”

Dancehall Legend Ninja Man Wants Jamaica To Invest More In Ganja

Dancehall legend Ninja Man is calling for more local investment in

the local ganja business in Jamaica.

The Jamaican government has been slow to fully legalize marijuana

and some local entertainers have been voicing their frustration. Some

entertainers like Damian Marley are already investing in the United

States market as more states start to legalize weed. Outspoken

deejay Ninja Man says the country is loosing out on a lot of business

from not legalizing the plant fully.

Currently, Jamaicans are only legally permitted to use weed in small

quantities for personal use, while other countries have a fully

developed weed business much like the cigarette market. “Everything

that will make Jamaica prosper, they try and stop it,” Ninja Man said.

“They fight reggae music and they fight ganja, yet they are the two

biggest assets Jamaica has. But at the same time, they promote

alcohol, which kills the brain cells.”

Ninja Man thinks that the Jamaican government doesn’t know how to

tax marijuana and that is why they are hesitant to legalize the plant. “I

feel they are fighting ganja because they don’t know how to tax a

product that a man can grow in their backyard,” the dancehall artist


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Chris Brown Details Punching Rihanna With Closed Fist & What Lead To Assualt

Chris Brown has detailed how he punched Rihanna with his closed

fist during his assault on her back in 2009.

The R&B crooner’s new documentary Chris Brown: Welcome to My

Life was premiered on Monday and a good portion was dedicated to

one of the most pivotal moments of his career, the night that he

brutal beat up Rihanna inside his Lamborghini in California. Chris

Brown was arrested and pleaded guilty to assault charges and has

since served five years probation for the incident.

Rihanna and Chris Brown reconciled briefly a few years ago but then

their relationship still never lasted and they have since went their

separate ways. This is perhaps the first time that Brown is going so

in-dept about the assault and what really happened leading up to the

incident. The singer said that Rihanna had asked her about a

particular female that worked for him at the time if they ever hooked

up and that was one of the things that caused the relationship to go


“I think that we were just the perfect ‘unbad’ combination, it was just

good and bad together,” Chris Brown said. “I would say maybe a year

and a half into the relationship with Rihanna I would say I was

serious about it. You know I was always goofy about everything else

but with Shorty I believe I had what I wanted in my girlfriend. So I

said you know what I want to marry you but I want before we go any

further I just want to be able to be honest with you and be real with

you about anything that you ever questioned or have doubts about.

She had asked me when we first started dating ‘have you ever

messed with this person.’ This person she worked for me at the time,

so I said ‘naa’ because I didn’t want to say all my business and I

didn’t know who she would tell if I would tell her what am doing.”

Before he said all of that, Chris Brown spoke about how they started

dating at 16 and how dangerous it was for them both to be so

famous at such a young age. Brown said that he finally come clean

about eight months later and by doing that it dealt a big blow to the

relationship because Rihanna didn’t trust him again. “So about eight

months later I just broke it to her and I said I want to marry you but I

want to be real with you, I want to be honest with you and tell you

everything. This is what it is, before we were together me and this

other girl did have sex. My trust was totally lost with her, she hated

me. After that I tried everything, she didn’t care, she just didn’t trust

me after that. From there, it just went downhill because there were

too many verbal fights, physical fights as well.”

Karrueche Tried To Pull A Rihanna On Instagram But It Backfired

Karrueche Tran tried to pull off a Rihanna and break the internet but it

backfired badly for her.

Last week, Rihanna shared a few photos from Crop Over Carnival in

Barbados and the internet went crazy. Even Chris Brown couldn’t

contain himself and had to comment on the pic. Yesterday,

Karrueche Tran posted two photos of herself in a tiny bikini showing

off her toned body, but instead of breaking the internet, she received

a mountain of backlash.

The comments were really mean and even rapper Ralo weighed in

saying, “U looks better wit clothes on.” Karrueche responded on

Twitter calling out her haters for praising fake bodies and criticizing

natural ones like hers. She even got some support from her rumored

boyfriend Quavo who cosigned her natural body argument. Some fans

suggested that Karrueche wanted to get a comment from Chris

Brown just like Rihanna did. “She thought breezy was gonna post

something like he did with Queen Rihanna hahaha she comparing as

hole i knew it,” one fan commented.

Despite the mountain of harsh comments, the “Claws” actress did

got some support. “Bro I am blown away at the hate. This is a

beautiful woman Are y’all blind? If you don’t agree you Gay flat out.

Gtfo,” another person added. “She is just got a regular thin body and

she looks gorgeous I don’t know why so much hate, but Karrueche

keep your cloth on.”

One thing is for certain didn’t happen, and that is Chris Brown didn’t

say anything unless he used a secret account to comment, but he

didn’t say zilch. Maybe that restraining order that Karrueche Tran won

in court may be keeping Breezy at bay. Nevertheless, the hate she

has been getting is not unusual but is disheartening given the fact

that she is a gorgeous young lady.

Alkaline Denies Visiting Vybz Kartel In Prison To Make Peace

Alkaline has denied ever visiting Vybz Kartel in prison to make peace

and possibly record a collaboration.

On Tuesday, rumors started floating around the internet claiming that

Alkaline visited Vybz Kartel in GP. The reports alleging that the

Vendetta deejay apologizes to the incarcerated deejay and asked for

a collaboration in music and possible business ventures.Dapstream News reached out to sources in both the Vendetta and Gaza camp

who could not confirm the claim, the folks over Vendetta

categorically denied the reports.

“Alkaline never and I want to emphasize ‘never’ visit Kartel in or out

of prison,” a rep for the Vendetta told Us. “This is nothing more

than fake news made up by supporters of the other side. We too busy

making hit songs and making moves to even sit down behind a

keyboard and makeup foolishness.”

DJ-LYTMAS also reached out to our sources inside the Gaza for a comment

and they also couldn’t confirm that the meeting ever happen. “I don’t

know about that,” sources said. “Vybz Kartel gets visit from people

from time to time and there is a process to see him so at the very

least Shorty or management would know if that ago go down.” Vybz

Kartel and Alkaline are both rivals in dancehall and two of the hottest

artists in the genre over the last few years.

In October last year, Vybz Kartel released an Alkaline and Mavado

diss track “Round Corna” which solidifies their beef. That track has

since racked up 3 million views on YouTube.

Drake 8-Year Reign On Billboard Comes To An End

Drake reigned over Billboard Hot 100 chart for almost a decade but

that has come to an end.

For the first time in 8 years, the Toronto rapper does not have a song

on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That doesn’t mean that he isn’t still

visible on other charts on Billboard since his latest album More Life is

currently at number thirteen on the Billboard 200 chart. Now every

OVO fan is wondering what’s happening with Drizzy this year. No

need to panic because he is already working on his next album.

Perhaps his latest album didn’t have the strength of Views or perhaps

there is much more competition from other big names artists like

Kendrick Lamar and JAY-Z who both released blockbuster rap albums

this year. On Tuesday, Chart Data announced on their Twitter page

that for the first time since making his musical debut on May 23,

2009, Drake does not have a song on the Hot 100 chart. That’s a

whopping 430 weeks on the chart, but that winning streak has come

to an end this week.

The first time Drake graced the chart was with his debut single “Best I

Ever Had” which went on to earn a Grammy nomination for the OVO

rapper. Since then, Drake has called the chart his second him, he

literally lives there. Over the past few years, the Young Money rapper

has come under criticism for allegedly using a ghostwriter to write

his songs , thanks to Meek Mill. But that never stopped him from

stamping his authority on the most recognized chart on the planet.

Last year Drake had the biggest song, “One Dance ,” and the biggest

album, Views, on the planet. “One Dance” spent ten non-consecutive

weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart last year and

received over a billion streams on Spotify alone. His landmark album

Views spent a whopping thirteen non-consecutive weeks at the top of

the Billboard 200 album chart last year. The project also became the

first album to earn a billion streams on Apple Music.

Listen Vanessa Bling New Song “Bare Clown”

The former Gaza princess link up with Chemist Records who is

responsible for the production. Bling condemns men who wants to

please their women in ways that she don’t approve. The track is a bit

like a anti Ishawna and anti “Equal Rights” type of track, so it will be

interesting to see the response she will get.

“Come in like a bare tongue deh ya / Bare clown deh ya dog, a bare

clown deh ya / Man them a walk around a nyam f*** like dog, what a

bloodclat / Me a talk pure facts any man a say them want nyam me /

Me send mi dog and go shot that / Him not even tell me say yo love

me / My main man couldn’t s-ck me,” Vanessa Bling deejay.

Listen to Vanessa Bling new track “Bare Clown” below.

Vybz Kartel Gaza Fans Trolling Alkaline Over This Photo

Vybz Kartel‘s Gazanation fans are some of the most loyal fans in

dancehall and it’s always best to not get on their bad sides.

By extension, a lot of Gaza fans will also support former Gaza

members like Tommy Lee Sparta. Last week, Sean Kingston and

Tommy Lee Sparta got into it with Alkaline ‘s Vendetta fans when the

reggae pop singer posted a video of himself playing with the Mobay

deejay’s hair and another clip of him sleeping inside his Porsche.

Alkaline took a subliminal shot at both artists calling them b*tches

and that didn’t go over well for the Gaza/Sparta fans. Over the

weekend someone went a dug up an old photo of Alkaline and

another man, but it wasn’t just another old pic. If you look closely,

you will see the man finger touching Alkaline’s nipple. This could be

just mere coincidence or it could be calculated. Nevertheless, this is

what the beef has come down to, a war of who have the gayest



The photo has been online since around 2015, and Gazation fans are

are going in on social media about it. “Long time we know that

Alkline is a fish but this prove it,” one fan wrote. This is the video

that Sean Kingston posted on IG of himself putting his hands in

Tommy Lee Sparta’s hair. Do you think fans are reaching or is there

something in this photo and video to be concerned about? Sound off

in comments below.

Drake Producer OVO40 Praises Jamaica’s Dancehall Culture

Jamaican celebrated it’s 55th Independence Day on August 6th and

Drake ‘s main producer and business partner Noah “40” Shebib

praises the island’s dancehall culture.

40, who is of Lebanese/Canadian descent, grew up on reggae/

dancehall music and that has heavily influenced his work over the

years as seen in a lot of Drake’s biggest records like “One Dance”

and “Controlla.” In fact, the entire Views album was built on a

dancehall foundation. As part of Jamaica’s 55th celebration, the

producer thanked the island for its influential culture.

“Thank you Jamaica you have given me so much,” Noah “40” Shebib

wrote. “My brothers, my best friend of 28 years, his brother who is

also like my brother cause I don’t have a real one, my other mother,

my favourite food (next to Lebanese obviously). The coffee, the

culture, the dance, the talks and of course the sound. The vibes, the

feelings, the cadence the timing, the rawness, the meaning the

influence the guidance and the politics!!!! BASS! All this bass today,

we can thank Jamaica for that. Gadget!!! Rasss the ting gave me Gaj

u know! My mentor and teacher. The man who makes all our

SOUNDS HEAVY! Gave us Sly, Robby, Beres, Peter, Bob, like what?!

DANCEHALL?! These are real tangible influences in my life and my

music and who I am as a man in my heart. One of my favourite

places on earth, no question. There’s no where as real. Literally made

me who I am thousands of miles away in a cold city in Canada

called Toronto. If that’s not a testament to the power and influence

of that culture then I don’t know what is. Blessings on your

Independence day and guidance and protection forever.”

Drake himself is also a huge fan of dancehall music and is close

friends with Popcaan who he also signed to OVO Records.

Watch Tommy Lee Sparta New Video “Grim Grim Rave” Video

Tommy Lee Sparta wants all his fans to party for the rest of the

summer to his new video “Grim Rim Rave.”

The “Uncle Demon” deejay just signed a new deal with Sean

Kingston’s Time is Money Entertainment making him the newest

artist to call the label home. The 4-minutes clip was directed by

Cinema Gods while the single was produced by Silver Birds Records.

The video starts out with Tommy Lee Sparta and his crew hosting a

pool party with plenty bikini clad females.

They then took the party inside his mansion at night fall and party

until day break. Tommy Lee Sparta is having a great year this year

with a number of singles in heavy rotation on dancehall airwaves. He

is looking to close out the year with his new deal with Sean Kingston.