RZA has never been a stranger to “C.R.E.A.M,” and now he has officially taken things full circle with his latest commission. It has been officially confirmed that Good Humor ice cream has officially tapped Bobby Digital to pen a brand new Ice Cream Truck jingle, with the intention of replacing the longstanding “Turkey In The Straw.” Of course, that tune is tainted by its history in 19th-century American minstrel shows, and Ice Cream Truck originators Good Humor have decided that a change is necessary. And who could be better suited to the task than the Wu-Tang Clan’s legendary ringleader?
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Today, RZA’s new jingle has been premiered, a whimsical little chime melody paired with subtle yet clearly rap-inspired percussion; if anything, the beat is a testament to how deeply entrenched within modern culture hip-hop truly is. “We wanted to make a melody that includes all communities,” says RZA, breaking down his inspiration in an announcement video. “That’s good for every driver, every kid. And I’m proud to say, for the first time in a long time, a new ice cream truck jingle will be made available to ice cream trucks across the country — in perpetuity. That means forever, like Wu-Tang is forever!”
Interested parties can check out RZA’s handiwork below, and don’t be surprised to hear this one the next time the ice cream truck comes rolling through your neighborhood. Congratulations to RZA for holding it down, and bringing that Wu-Tang character to yet another unexpected place.
Michael B. Jordan’s former house assistant is dishing a lot about their former working relationship, claiming that they had a bond unlike any other during a new episode of Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald.
Indeed, the scoop was juicy when Amir Yass, a former publicist and house assistant for Michael B. Jordan, hopped on the show to speak about his experiences with some of Hollywood’s A-listers. When he spoke about Jordan, Yass claims that they were flirtatious together, even insisting that he had a “moment” with the actor.
“He walked around in boxers and no shirt. He was so flirtatious. He would flirt with a wall,” said Yass about the Black Panther star. “He would flirt with me, with everyone — he was such a flirt.”
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Right when you thought that the story was finished, Yass added that there was a moment that Jordan even asked him if the two would ever lock lips.
“I was in his closet and he was just like ‘Are we gonna kiss?’ … yeah and I was like ‘Michael!’ and he was like, ‘I just like to josh around with you,’ said Yass.
The host then goes on to theorize about what Jordan actually wanted to do with his house assistant, with Yass thinking that he missed out on something special with the actor.
Watch him speak about their flirty exchange at the 58:40 point below.
Though it’s unlikely you’ll find many Mac Miller fans naming K.I.D.S to be his definitive album, what it lacks in refinement it makes up for in pure nostalgic joy. When it first dropped ten years ago, the young Pittsburgh emcee was still gaining his confidence, entertained by the simple pleasures of casual inebriation and pretty faces. For the fans who came of age alongside Mac, those were exactly the sort of topics that made him such a relatable voice. For that reason, K.I.D.S has remained a nostalgic favorite for those day-one Mac Miller supporters.
Now, their loyalty has been rewarded. Rostrum Records has taken it upon themselves to drop off a brand new Deluxe Edition of the classic Mac tape, complete with two new songs — “Back In The Day,” which you can check out here, and “Ayye,” which you can check out here. A far cry from the Deluxe Editions of today, this new Mac re-release serves its purpose in paying homage to a simpler time without overshadowing the original’s legacy. Be sure to check it out for yourself now, and show some love to the late great Mac Miller in the comment section below. Do you think either of the new tracks would have been a good fit for the album?
The last time Tekashi 6ix9ine went to Los Angeles, it wasn’t all smiles for him. The rapper got into a scuffle at the airport and received lots of threatening messages from rival gang members, including from YG and The Game. Hopefully, things turn out better this time.
We’re not sure what 6ix9ine is doing in LA but he’s here and he’s already living pretty recklessly.
Even his closest friends, like DJ Akademiks, have advised the troll to stay off of the streets. That didn’t resonate with him though as he has been spending each and every day outside with fans, taunting his haters in Brooklyn. Now, he’s taking his recklessness to a new city.
“OUTSIDE IN LOS ANGELES JUST LIVIN LIFE IN SANDALS,” wrote the rapper, parading around the Santa Monica Pier and attracting lots of attention with his dozen security guards surrounding him. For the most part, people look starstruck by Tekashi, taking pictures and calling out his name. There are definitely people wishing ill on him though, and they’re likely more of a danger than he can imagine.
We’re sure he will be documenting his trip to Los Angeles in the coming days. There’s a chance he even ends up moving to California, taking his lawyer’s advice and getting out of Brooklyn forever.
The number one song in the country next week will almost surely be Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new single “WAP,” which will mark another huge moment for women in rap.
According to the latest chart projections, “WAP” is worlds above the competition, swinging 806 points towards a strong debut while the track behind it, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch’s “ROCKSTAR,” is way behind at 334 points. This means that, barring a historic fall from grace, “WAP” is a lock to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
This will mark yet another collaborative rap song by two women to hit the top of the charts, during its first week no less. That’s nothing to scoff at. It looks like the controversy behind the raunchy lyrics and video did the trick!
Another debut within the Top 10 will likely be The Weeknd and Juice WRLD’s new song “Smile.” It’s looking set to debut at #9 right now. The track marks the first collaboration between both hitmakers. The late Juice WRLD tweeted during his career that if he and Abel ever teamed up on a song, it would go diamond. Do you think this one will reach that point?
Of course, these are all early projections and things are likely to change a bit before the official chart goes live on Monday. Keep your eyes peeled.
Another actor has found himself at the receiving end of scathing accusations from an ex-girlfriend. Drake Bell, known for his role on Nickelodeon’s hit series Drake & Josh, became a trending topic on Wednesday (August 12) evening after his ex, Melissa Lingafelt, who goes by the stage name Jimi Ono, shared a TikTok video where she accused the actor of being a predator and physical abuser. “First off I’d like to start out by saying, I don’t really care if anyone believes me, as this is my story and my life, and something that I went through,” she began.
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The now-30-year-old stated that she was a 16-year-old homeschool student when she began dating a then-20-year-old Drake Bell. She claimed she moved in with him and “it wasn’t until about a year when the verbal abuse started. And when I say verbal abuse, imagine the worst type of verbal abuse you could ever imagine and that was what I got.”
Melissa said it shifted to “hitting, throwing, everything. At the pinnacle of it, he drug me down the stairs of our house in Los Feliz.” She added that her face hit every step and she has photo evidence of her injuries. “I don’t even want to get into the underage girls thing,” said Melissa. “I mean I will, but I’m scared.”
Melissa then posted screenshots of conversations with people who claimed that they have knowledge of Bell’s reportedly nefarious acts or said they were his alleged victims. In a statement to Variety, Bell denied the accusations against him:
“I never abused my ex-girlfriend or did so many of the other things Melissa falsely claimed on her TikTok video. As our relationship ended — more than a decade ago — we, unfortunately, both called each other terrible names, as often happens when couples are breaking up. But that is it. Clearly, Melissa still felt close enough to me just last year that she was comfortable reaching out to ask me to provide her with financial support during a tough time (which I did). I do not know if today’s behavior is some kind of misguided quest for more money or attention. But I cannot and will not allow these offensive and defamatory allegations to go unchallenged and I am reviewing my legal options.”
This is my truth. I hope this message reaches young girls, and that no one has to go through what I did. ##2020survivor
Reposting with name blurred. My bad. May the victims of drake bell get justice tho. ##endabuseagainstwomen
Reposting with blurred name. This is what I was hoping for. There are several stories just like this out there. ##endabuseagainstwomen
ladies! Come forward, let’s unite and show we mean business and this will NOT be tolerated!! ##endabuseagainstwomen
Fans are getting themselves together for the ultimate virtual sleepover after Drake made an enigmatic announcement on Instagram. The rapper is known to keep his fans on their toes, more so in recent months as they anticipate the release of his forthcoming album, and this is no different. The Toronto icon shared a brief snippet of a visual to his Instagram page that showed him—we’re assuming it’s him—on a jetski enjoying the waves with a friend in the evening. Producer G-RY, who has worked with the likes of PartyNextDoorand Jay-Z, was tagged in a comment from Hit-Boy that reads, “Song hard asl @g.ryomo 🌊.”
All Champagne Papi offered up in the caption was “TMRW MIDNIGHT 🤍.” There weren’t any other hints given, not even a preview of audio, so everyone will just have to wait on pins and needles to hear what Drake has cooked up. Some are speculating, naturally, that he’s dropping a track titled “Waves,” while others are wishing on shooting stars that his project will arrive.
Whatever the case may be, stay tuned as we’ll be on top of the OVO Sound chief’s release. Check out his cryptic video below and share your theories on what Drake has in store.