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Chronixx has been having a phenomenal year and he just picked up another accolade.
The “Likes” singer gets honored with the Prime Minister’s youth award for his work in arts and culture. He was among 24 young Jamaican who got honored across eleven categories as part of the Jamaica 55 celebration on Wednesday of this week. The government also honored 55 youths for their work in youth services across the island. Ravers Clavers dance group member Chevoy “Kool Ravers” Grant was also honored in the same category as the reggae star.
Chronixx has seen a surged in popularity this year thanks to his consistency in putting out positive music. He is also fresh off a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album and a hugely successful Caribbean leg of his Chronology tour where he performed at sold out shows in Jamaica and Trinidad.
Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence was established in 1998 with the goal to recognize young Jamaicans between the age of 15 and 29 who have contribute to various aspects of the society. Since 1998, a total of 189 Jamaican have received the PM Award.
The Detroit rapper and St. Louis producer Metro Boomin released their joint album today to mix reactions from hip hop fans. The project comes with 10 singles and includes some guest features from 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Kash Doll, Swae Lee and more. Two particular singles on the album are drawing some concerts for its lyrics.
On the single “Who’s Stopping Me,” Big Sean made some references about Rosa Parks and that made some fans a bit uneasy. “I had a dream I rode with Rosa Parks in the back of the ‘Bach / And we was blowing a blunt and she was packing a strap / Like damn, it do feel good to be black in the back,” he raps.
“Big Sean really got on that Metro Boomin beat talking about smoking a blunt with Rosa Parks and I’m supposed to take this man seriously,” one fan wrote while another added, “The sad thing is that you got n**roes out here using #WhatAboutism trying to defending that mess saying people are overreacting. Rosa Parks sued #Outkast for a song she thought was disrespectful to her name. That Big Sean line is way more disrespectful that the Outkast song.”
One of the most talked about songs on the album is “So Good” featuring Kash Doll. “I’m so disappointed in you @BigSean thst album was terrible metro gave you the worst beats possible and the kash doll song might be the worst song of the year,” one fan wrote.
“kash doll got a whole verse praising big sean dick. jhene got his face tatted on her. i don’t know what this is about but “oh God”, another fan added on Twitter. Check out more reactions on Twitter below.
Me : *plays big Sean*
Big Sean :“ I had a dream I rode with Rosa Parks in the back of the Bach, and we was blowin a blunt and she was packing a strap”
— luisa (@itsluisagibson) December 8, 2017
Big Sean rapping about the water in flint and y’all mad…. other rappers rapping about xans and yall praising them….
— hu¢¢i (@RusslsTrash) December 8, 2017
How is the world just now waking up to Big Sean's mediocrity? Dude has one OK project. ONE. And it's just OK.
— Nethony Neutralo (@theneedledrop) December 8, 2017
I come out of jail and the first thing I hear is Big Sean album please take me back
— Q ?? (@tydollamenu) December 8, 2017
Big Sean really said “they say i’m not hood coz i stay in the valley, they say i never been in the alley, i tell them cats huh, i been the alley” pic.twitter.com/0X8oNO3r0Q
— Trashvis (@Trashvis) December 8, 2017
Metro Boomin really wasted all these good ass beats on Big Sean’s album, I’m sick.
— We Know. Ima get suspended. We get it. (@DimplesBePlayin) December 8, 2017
kash doll got a whole verse praising big sean dick. jhene got his face tatted on her. i don't know what this is about but "oh God".
— rico. (@jiggy_sgz) December 8, 2017
Still, Big Sean is getting some praise from his fans for the joint effort with Metro Boomin, including some celebrities who listened to the album and are calling it fire.
Aye well I was pissed when that demi-dog ate you n you died in season 2 of Stranger Things man. You were a good dude. I’m a fan…if that makes you feel any better ??????? https://t.co/CDX5jFvmMj
— Sean Don (@BigSean) December 8, 2017
im 10 seconds into this big sean album and tears have formed…. this travis scott song started off sounding like a fairy tale
— Introducing…The Coziest boy ever..CozyBoy Meech (@meechonmars) December 8, 2017
Chronixx is calling on dancehall artists to release more positive music.
The reggae singer has been vocal about the type of music he chooses to focus on and often weighs in on other artists music that he thinks are not socially acceptable, including music from controversial figures like Vybz Kartel. Chronixx performed in front a jam-packed crowd at Mas Camp in Kingston last weekend where he took timeout to speak out against crime and to call for his musical counterparts to stop recording violent music.
“Right now the people of Jamaica need fi hear some things and that’s why you have people like us. Music is a choice and every youth have a choice,” Chronixx said. “You can chose what you want to motivate your actions … whole heap a bredren we have weh drop out last week, the week before, the week before that. Warfare a gwaan inna we place and yet still you have some man who willing fi talk bout how much gun dem buss inna dem tune or whatever, like the killing is a joke thing.”
Chronixx recently received his first Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album for his debut LP Chronology. He also picked up a Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence for his contribution to arts and culture.
Chronixx has been having a phenomenal year with the release of his debut album and his hugely successful Chronology tour. So far he has covered North America and the Caribbean with the tour and will be heading to Europe and Africa next.
Lil Peep cause of death reveals that he was overdosed on Xanax and fentanyl.
The rising SoundCloud rapper died on November 15th in Tucson Arizona while in the city for a concert. According to the police report, he was discovered on his tour bus unresponsive. Initial reports alleged that he took some fake Xanax before passing out and that might have contributed to his death. TMZ revealed some excerpts from the Pima County Medical Examiner showing that he died from a “combined toxic effects of fentanyl and alprazolam.” The latter is the generic form of Xanax which is used to treat anxiety.
While those were the two main drug found in his system, the medical examiner detected a bunch of other drugs including cocaine, marijuana, and Tramadol, which is a pain killer, were all detected in his blood test. Additionally, his urine was tested positive for Oxymorphone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone, along with all the drugs previously mentioned. On top of that, he was tested positive for alcohol.
His death was ruled accidental by the medical examiner. Lil Peep was age 21 at the time of his death. The rapper’s sudden passing triggered a debate about drug addiction among celebrities, particularly young rapper’s who often rap about sipping lean and taking pills.
Lil Peep, born Gustav Åhr, is best known for his single “Benz Truck.” He has been known to mix elements of rock with rap music to create his signature sound. Since breaking onto the scene in 2015, he has released three mixtapes and in August of this year he released his debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1. He was on tour promoting the album at the time of his death. A memorial service was recently held in Long Beach, New York, where he is from.
DMX is out rehab, at least for a little bit.
The rap legend is getting a temporary reprieve from rehab to go on tour. He has an upcoming concert in Albany on Friday where fans were worried that he might not show, but now we know he will be there for sure, TMZ reported. On Saturday, following the performance, X will be heading straight back to rehab which is mandatory. The former Ruff Ryders MC was also permitted to perform at a gig in New York City on Thursday night. After all he need to keep the money flowing in to pay for rehab and his pending tax debt.
DMX attorney, Murray Richman, says the rapper will required to travel for his concerts from time to time and will have a rehab counselor on the journey with him at all times. He has been granted permission to travel almost a dozen times already and has to go through a rigorous drug testing program while on tour. The rapper pays for the counselor’s travel expense and food.
DMX says he has been sober ever since rehab and it looks like rehab is being good to him because he has put on a little weight.