KENDRICK LAMAR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM: Kendrick Lamar has announced his fifth studio album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers will arrive on May 13th. The rapper announced the news yesterday (April 18th) by posting a letter written on pgLang stationery. He linked to oklama.com after responding to a tweet saying, “Kendrick Lamar is officially retired.” It's been five years since Kendrick's last album DAMN. Back in August, he revealed that this would be his final album for TDE.
PUSHA T ANNOUNCES 'IT'S ALMOST DRY' RELEASE DATE: Pusha T has revealed that his fourth solo album It's Almost Dry, will arrive on Friday (April 22nd). Pusha simply wrote, “ITS ALMOST DRY… 4/22 SEE YOU FRIDAY 🙃.”
WALE SAYS DOJA CAT IS 'ONE OF THE BEST RAPPERS': Wale took to Twitter to proclaim that Doja Cat is one of the best rappers out right now. He said, “Doja cat one of the best rappers out male or female alien or otherwise.” He continued, “Anybody that raps for real .. can listen to her raps and can clearly see she is a rapper. I’m just now finding out there was a debate …,,I’ll just say this I’ve been doin this thing for a minute now .. when that girl drops somethin on one of these 'rap' beats ?? You gon see.”
DEALER WHOW SOLD DRUGS TO MAC MILLER SENTENCED TO NEARLY 11 YEARS IN PRISON: Ryan Michael Reavis — one of the three dealers who sold drugs to Mac Miller prior to his fentanyl overdose in 2018 was sentenced to 10 years and 11 months on Monday (April 18th). Reavis has claimed that he was simply a middle man who had no idea the drugs were laced with fentanyl. Judge Otis D. Wright II leveled the sentence after a statement from Miller’s mom, Karen Meyers. According to Rolling Stone, “My life went dark the moment Malcolm left his world. Malcolm was my person, more than a son. We had a bond and kinship that was deep and special and irreplaceable. We spoke nearly every day about everything – his life, plans, music, dreams. He would never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl, ever. He wanted to live and was excited about the future. The hole in my heart will always be there.” Miller passed away on September 7th, 2018, as a result of a “mixed drug toxicity” of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol. Reavis was arrested in Arizona, a year later, in September 2019.