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Rapsody says working with Kendrick Lamar changed her life and career for the better.

The female rapper had a phenomenal year in 2017 and a big part of her success is attributed to Kendrick Lamar whom she worked with on his landmark album To Pimp A Butterfly. Now she is nominated for a Grammy awards for Best Rap Album for her latest project Laila’s Wisdom. She is the only female rapper to be nominated in the category this year. Aside from dropping her album last year, she released a handful of singles that did very well on the airwaves.

Speaking with Larry King in a recent interview, Rapsody details how Kendrick Lamar significantly impacted her career last year and put on a scale she never thought she would reach. “After I worked with Kendrick on To Pimp A Butterfly, it put me on a platform where he introduced me to a lot of people that necessarily weren’t paying attention,” the rapper said. K-Dot is also nominated in the Best Rap Album category for his album DAMN. “It feels good to compete with your friends, you can compete but in a healthy way,” she said.

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Rapsody also opened up about her impression of Kendrick Lamar as the face of rap music currently, telling Larry King that he is a fearless and humble rapper, who is not afraid to rap about anything he feels like. She says he first met the Compton rapper back in 2011 through producer 9th Wonder. They were both fans of each other at the time and Kendrick was a big fan of the producer.

As far as being the only female rapper nominated in the rap album category at the Grammy’s, Rapsody says it’s bittersweet because she grew up seeing a platter of female emcees in the 1990s and now it seems like there can only be one female mainstream rapper at a time.

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Cardi B objected to Offset when he told her that he was going to get a tattoo of her.

The Migos rapper broke the number one rule on dating, never tattoo the name of the person you’re dating even if it’s your husband or wife. In this case, Cardi B and Offset are engaged, but still, people do break up and divorce rates are at an all-time high right now. Nevertheless, the Atlanta rapper hit up his favorite tattoo artist recently and got himself a tattoo of the “Bodak Yellow” rapper on his neck.

The tat depicts Cardi B as a Power Puff Girl with her name under it the image in large letters. Some fans think that Offset instantly lost all of his street creds the moment he debuts the new ink, while others think he is just plain old dumb. But sources are saying he just wanted to prove to her just how much she means to him even after she objected to it. “She was flattered but not too happy that he did and for a number of reasons because now this puts extra pressure on her to also get his name tatted on her and I don’t think she wants to get any more tattoos,” sources said. “Matter of fact she regrets the large one she has now and wished she could get read of it. A lot of people see her and her gangsta vibe, but she is not big on tattoos.

Dancehall HipHop was also told that Cardi B’s favorite cartoon growing up was Power Puff Girls and that’s the reason why Offset got a tattoo with that theme. The tat is also symbolic in that it shows her as a strong woman. Sources added that Bardi has since warmed up to the tattoo and feels the gesture shows her how much he loves her.

#offset gets Cardi B name tatted on him. Would u tattoo ur girl/man name on u?? At what point of the relationship would u do it? Via @theshaderoom

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The tattoo comes in the wake of a cheating scandal plaguing the couple’s relationship after hackers hack his iCloud account and started leaking videos and photos. There is also a rumored explicit tape floating around of the two, prompting Cardi B to fire off a letter from her attorney to stop the leaking.

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Kodak Black and XXXTentacion made fun of the court and their legal troubles in “Roll In Peace” video.

The Florida rappers teamed up on the new collaboration which was debut over the weekend and now we have the visuals. This clip will show you that Kodak and X have much more in common than we previously thought. They both wrestle with legal troubles last year and their public image has come under fire on more than one occasions. This video highlights those issues as both rappers continue to face retribution from the justice system and from some hip hop fans who openly criticized their music and public life.

The video starts out with a court setting with the judge walking in and taking his seat in front of an audience made up of manikins. XXXTentacion did not make a cameo in the video but a monologue from one of his social media videos before his recent court date in December was injected in the middle of the cut. “I was just given seven more charges by the state attorney’s office and now I have a court date on the 15th [December], so I would ask that everyone come to support me and to show the positive influence that I have,” he said.

Kodak Black shows off his playboy and flashy lifestyle by throwing stacks of cash everywhere. X could not appear in the video because of his house arrest. He has a mountain of legal troubles ahead of him after being slapped with more than a dozen new charges filed against him last month for tampering with a witness who his the victim. His next court date is set for later this month and he is facing years in prison from both his previous charges of assaulting and kidnapping a pregnant woman and his new charges.

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Joe Budden is insisting that Eminem new album is trash and now 50 Cent is threatening to put hands on him.

Just before his departure from Everyday Struggle last month, Joe Budden openly criticized Eminem new album Revival calling it trash. Despite getting heavy backlash from Em fans, the Slaughterhouse rapper stands firm about his remarks, insisting that it’s the worst music the Detroit rapper ever released throughout his entire career. The criticism is particularly striking given that Bidden has always been an Eminem ally.

Rappers like 50 Cent and D12 member Bizarre have been going after the rapper turn podcaster on social media. The G-Unit emcee took it a step further and threaten to give Joe a proper beat down when he sees him. “That was a bad idea, look you got a little ass whopping coming. It’s not a big deal, you will get over it. ?#denofthieves Jan 19,” 50 wrote while using the opportunity to promote his new movie Den of Thieves.

Joe Budden is now off Everyday Struggle and rumored to have a new show coming after signing a new deal with Revolt TV. Despite his harsh criticism of Revival, the album debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 and is currently at No. 6 in its third week on the chart. The album sold 267,000 copies in the first week with 197,000 copies being from traditional album sales.

That was a bad idea, look you got a little ass whopping coming. It’s not a big deal, you will get over it. ?#denofthieves Jan 19

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JAY-Z files a trademark to protect his Jaybo animated character from “The Story Of O.J.” video and it makes perfect sense.

Last week news surfaced that his 4:44 album inspired a book about finance and now this week the rapper filed a trademark to protect the beloved character Jaybo from one of the singles on the project where he raps about money and finance, “The Story Of O.J.” TMZ reported on Monday that JAY-Z filed the trademark under his company S. Carter Enterprises.

The Jaybo character was inspired by the famous Sambo character from the 1899 children’s book, The Story of Little Black Sambo. The character is often characterized as racist due to his depiction and JAY-Z’s single also has a racial tone. There is also some resemblance to the character Dumbo from the 1941 film which also sparked condemnation of racism.

“The Story of O.J.” is the first video to be released from the album and it received raved reviews among rap critics. There are already some talks that JAY-Z is planning to release some merchandise featuring the Jaybo character like mugs and T-Shirts, or perhaps he could be featured in some upcoming music videos. During a recent interview with iHeartRadio, Hov spoke about the meaning behind the single, saying it was just a song about “we as a culture, having a plan, how we’re gonna push this forward. We all make money, and then we all lose money, as artists especially.”

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