Kurupt and his estranged wife Jovan Brown (also known by her stage name Gail Gotti) are reportedly expected in court next month.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Brown is seeking $14,000 per month in spousal support, $40,000 in attorney’s fees and a 50 percent stake of ownership in all the companies she says she managed for the rapper, including their shared cannabis line Moonrock.
The most eye-opening revelation comes from Brown who says her husband walked out on her after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
I show my scars so that others may know they can heal. 💫 . I’m back & I’m coming for everything that was taken from me. #Cancer #Warrior #MultipleMyeloma #BloodCaner #Cannabis #Cures #fitnessmotivation #strongwoman #melaninpoppin #blackgirlmagic #fitfam #training #blackfitnesswomen #wakanda #blackfitness #ebonyfitness #workout #noexcuses #melaninfitness #melanin
“Our separation definitely hurt, as I could not understand how after 17 years he left me in my time of need when I needed his support and love the most,” she reportedly states in the documents.
“Before [Kurupt] left our relationship, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Although I earned a salary prior to separation and [he] knew I needed the money, when I asked [Kurupt] to assist me with my treatment, he responded ‘go get a regular job’ and I should ‘get a boyfriend to help me pay for my treatments.'”
She added that Kurupt told her he has a new woman and family to support.
This is exactly where I am today! Starting over… I have an awesome group of people that love me unconditionally and I’m forever grateful for all of you !!! 💜 When you get diagnosed with cancer, life changes in so many ways. You change as a person — from the way you think to the way you approach your future. You realize what’s really important in life. You stop sweating small stuff, you slow down when sharing special moments in life with family and friends. My journey made me a better person. It taught me a different type of strength. I fought the worst disease known to man & I won. I’m ready to walk in my purpose and allow God to deal with whomever tries to stop his plan for me. 🙌🏽 The Chosen One 💫 . #Cancer #Warrior #MultipleMyeloma #BloodCaner #Cannabis #Cures #fitnessmotivation #strongwoman #melaninpoppin #blackgirlmagic #fitfam #training #blackfitnesswomen #wakanda #blackfitness #ebonyfitness #workout #noexcuses #melaninfitness #melanin
Brown alleges Tha Dogg Pound OG suffers from substance abuse issues, which led him to become verbally and mentally abusive.
When Brown first met Kurupt, she says he was still a broke rapper and living in homes owned by his mother. She also said they didn’t have a car for years and struggled to make ends meet.
Brown filed for divorce last year after 11 years of marriage.
Odesza Drops Otherworldly Unreleased ID At Red Rocks
Odesza is smack dab in the middle of a magical two-night run at Red Rocks this weekend. As they gear up for another incredible night at one of the most gorgeous venues in the country, fans are buzzing about a new ID they dropped last night.
Like every other song from the electronic duo, it’s otherworldly as ever. As fans have speculated, this sounds like a beautiful new take on their popular single “IplayYouListen.”
It’s probably one of those edits that might not ever get an official release, so if you want to experience it firsthand you’ll have to catch a live show.
To all you lucky ones heading out for round two at Red Rocks tonight, keep an ear out for this amazing remix and more! Odesza will undoubtedly make sure the show this evening is just as special.
Odesza – New ID 2018 – Red Rocks
ODESZA drops BRAND NEW edit at Red Rocks 😳😳😳😳
Posted by Festival Squad on Friday, June 15, 2018
#DXHitList: Jay Rock, Rico Nasty & Nef The Pharaoh Top This Week's Spotify Playlistby Cherise JohnsonInstagram/jayrock
Spotify – Friday is here and that means a refreshed #DXHitList on Spotify featuring the creme de la creme of music releases this week (as we wait for Nasir to hit streaming services). To start, Jay Rock’s Redemption track “Rotation 112th” leads the pack. It’s a bouncy cut produced by Hykeem Carter and is illuminated by some wicked lyrics.
Rico Nasty released her 14-track debut album Nasty Friday (June 15), and included among the standout tracks is “Won’t Change.” The production serves for cheery and fun background as Rico raps about not paying attention to the hate from the naysayers.
Also at the top of the our weekly playlist is “Ball Out,” a smooth Bay Area slap by Nef The Pharaoh and 03 Greedo, featuring a verse from ALLBLACK.
Also featured, music from buzzing Houston rapper Hogg Booma, a new one from 2 Chainz featuring Quavo and Drake called “Bigger Than You” and even a little K-Pop with BLACKPINK’s new cut “Ddu-du Ddu-du.”
Listen to the #DXHitList below and follow us while you’re at it to keep up to date on the latest in music every week.
Stream "Uncle Drew" Soundtrack Featuring Kyrie Irving, Dipset, GoldLink & Moreby Bryan HahnInstagram/kyrieirving
A couple weeks ahead of the film’s release, the soundtrack for Uncle Drew is now available to stream. The music for the basketball-centric film features news songs from a wide range of artists from singers like Nao to OG rappers like Dipset. The star of the film, Kyrie Irving, also hops on a track with LunchMoney Lewis.
Uncle Drew transformed into a full-length feature film after Pepsi Max created a popular series where Kyrie Irving dressed up as a senior citizen who would school unsuspecting people at random pick-up games. The new film will feature Shaquille O’Neal, Tiffany Haddish, Reggie Miller, Nick Kroll, Mike Epps, Nate Robinson and more.
Before the album dropped today, “1942,” “Cocky,” and “Harlem Anthem” were released as singles.
For those looking to get more information on singer Tone Stith who is featured on “Light Flex” with 2 Chainz, head here.
Uncle Drew hits theaters June 29.
Check out the stream, cover art, and tracklist for the soundtrack below.
1. Harlem Anthem ft. A$AP Ferg
2. 1942 ft. G-Eazy, Yo Gotti, YBN Nahmir
3. New Thang ft. French Montana, Remy Ma
4. Cocky ft. A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, London On Da Track
5. I Can Feel It ft. GoldLink, H.E.R.
6. Light Flex ft. Tone Stith, 2 Chainz
7. Chain Gang ft. Leikeli47, Clyde Guevara
8. Ballin ft. Logic
9. Records ft. Cousin Stizz
10. Stronger ft. Dipset, Drama
11. I Need Your Lovin’ ft. Nao
12. Stay ft. Khalid
13. Us ft. Kid Ink, Elley Duhe
14. What’s The Play ft. Wiz Khalifa
15. Clap Your Hands ft. Grace
16. Ridiculous ft. Kyrie Irving, LunchMoney Lewis
Meek Mill & Rick Ross Perform At Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Ring Partyby Danielle HarlingInstagram/meekmill
The Philadelphia Eagles are still celebrating months after their Super Bowl victory.
And helping the Eagles celebrate getting their Super Bowl rings was the city’s own Meek Mill. Along with Maybach Music Group helmsman Rick Ross, Meek performed at the lively party, which was held on Thursday (June 14).
Among the songs Meek rocked out to was “Dreams and Nightmares,” a record that became the anthem for the Eagles during their run. While on stage, the once-incarcerated musician recalled just how important the team winning was.
“If I ever had to say I had my best night in prison it was the day the Eagles won the fucking Super Bowl,” Meek said in footage shared by TMZ.
Meek and Ross also shared a few moments from the Philly festivities on Instagram early Friday (June 14).
With the Eagles’ Super Bowl rings boasting 10-karat white gold with 219 diamonds and 17 rare green sapphires, the glitzy celebration definitely seems appropriate.
Jay Rock Wants "Redemption" On New Album
One week ago we learned that TDE's, Jay Rock will have features from label-mates, Kendrick Lamar and SZA, as well as J Cole, Future, and Jeremih on his latest album.
"Redemption" serves as the O.G.'s third studio album.
Production for the oldest member of TDE's highly-anticipated project is handled by Mike WiLL Made It, Sounwave, Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, Jake One, and more!
Punch, the President of TDE said himself that Jay Rock paved the way for all TDE members. Do you agree?
Listen to "Redemption" now:
#DXCLUSIVE: Lil Keke Delivers His Patented Rider Theme On "No Love"by Trent ClarkInstagram/Lil Keke
Houston, TX – It’s an exciting time for Houston Hip Hop. J. Prince has forever entrenched himself in on of the most public rap battles of the decade and both Travis Scott and Bun B will be dropping new albums sooner than later. And not to mention, every rapper in between has plenty of LeBron James metaphors to drop this summer.
Never to be forgotten, Lil Keke The Don is prepping his new album Slfmade II, which is set to drop July 13. For his new single, the Chucky Trill-featured “No Love,” Keke has gone through HipHopDX for the premiere.
“’No Love’” is quality street music, at its finest,” he tells DX.
Stream the “No Love” single up above and follow Lil Keke on Instagram @donke713.
Snapchat Teams Up with Major Music Streaming Service On New Feature
Snapchat and Pandora have become the latest partners to make listening and sharing music social media easier than ever before. This comes as Instagram and Spotify have also teamed up to share music through Stories and direct messaging. There’s obviously some competition going on here, but any time music sharing can be streamlined it’s a sure win!
Soon, Pandora will rock the ‘Share on Snapchat’ option. While listening to any given track, users will have the ability to select this and instantly share animated song cards. This sounds like a major boost for music discovery and an awesome way for people to connect over music.
The new feature allows users to share with a friend one-on-one, with an entire group, or upload to their Snap Story. Here’s the best part, though — friends will be able to listen right along by swiping up!
“This will be a powerful and comprehensive social integration with music,” Pandora’s chief product officer Chris Phillips says. “The Snapchat product experience and user base are primed for sharing, and our collaboration will provide a creative and compelling way to discover and enjoy music in a way that’s intuitive to Snapchatters.”
With this new partnership, Pandora’s vast music library will be able to be heard like never before. The new share feature is expected to roll out to social media users in the U.S. “soon.”
French Montana Becomes U.S. Citizenby Kyle EusticeHipHopDX/Mike Lavin @thehomelesspimp
French Montana is officially a United States citizen. The “Unforgettable” rapper was reportedly sworn in on Wednesday morning (June 13).
According to TMZ, he applied in February 2017 and was required to take the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance.
French was born in Rabat, Morocco and immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 13. They settled in the South Bronx, where he was first introduced to Hip Hop and started making a name for himself in the battle rap scene as Young French.
Since then, he’s been living the American dream.
The 33-year-old was recently celebrating with producer Mally Mall and Rae Sremmurd after the single “Powerglide” was certified platinum by the RIAA. The track — which French helped produce — is included on the duo’s triple album, SR3MM.
In an Instagram post, French promised there were “more hits on the way.”
so blessed to have one of the best ears 👂🏼 in the game . I produced this record 8am with at my with @mallymall crib shout out to @djpaulkom !! my brother Swae Lee and jimmy killed it !! Congrats my brothers!!! I grew up a 3/6 Mafia babe ! I was Grammy nominated for producing “all day” and just produced bruda man on my brother @asaprocky album ! I love challenging myself for more growth and opening new lanes for the culture thank u to all the wavy fans out there ❤️ #unforgettableboys Album on the way !! More hits
Brockhampton Is Performing On "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"by Danielle HarlingInstagram/brckhmptn
Brockhampton has announced an upcoming appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Twitter.
The short video, which was uploaded on Wednesday (June 13), shows Brockhampton member Roberto Ontenient stepping out of a pool with the words “Brockhampton live on Fallon 06/20/18” written on his stomach.
— BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) June 13, 2018
The reveal comes at a turbulent time for the group. In late May, Brockhampton member Ameer Vann exited the group after sexual misconduct and abuse allegations surfaced.
From there, the remaining members of the Texas Hip Hop collective chose to cancel their remaining U.S. tour dates to “regroup.” They also postponed the June release of their PUPPY album.
This is the first official social media post on a Brockhampton account in well over two weeks.