Tekashi 6ix9ine Faces Up to 3 Years In Prison & Sex Offender Registration

Fresh off the success of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Hot 100 hit “FEFE” featuring Nicki Minaj, the controversial rapper is feeling the heat from the New York District Attorney.

The D.A. is recommending he serve a stint of one to three years in state prison and register as a sex offender for violating his plea agreement, The Blast reports. A letter from Manhattan’s D.A. Office outlines the reasoning behind their decision.

“Defendant has had over two years to demonstrate to this Court that the role he played in the sexual exploitation of a thirteen-year-old child was an aberration in his otherwise law-abiding life,” the letter reads. “He has failed to do so.”

The rainbow color-haired artist previously pled guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance in 2015. In exchange for his guilty plea, sentencing was to be deferred for two years. This made him eligible for Youthful Offender adjudication, which would seal his criminal record. All he needed to do was stay out of trouble.

6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has struggled to satisfy the court’s demands though. He’s facing assault charges in Houston for allegedly choking 16-year-old fan in January. In May, he was arrested for driving on a suspended license and accused of assaulting a police officer, which he denies. Charges in the latter case have since reduced to a misdemeanor.

Sentencing for 6ix9ine is scheduled to take place on October 2.

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Ariana Grande responds to claims she cheated on Mac Miller

If you come for Ariana Grande, she’s prepared to come right back at you. The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer clapped back on Instagram, and we’re here for it.

Grande, 25, got into feisty with a troll who commented on her Sweetener track list reveal, “Pete Davidson will be the song I skip all the time.” (In case you missed it, the singer named one of her songs after her current fiancé.)

“awwwww boo f***ing hoo. Alexa play Pete Davidson,” Grande wrote back, referring to the Amazon device.

Oh, but the hater wasn’t done yet!

“Ari cheated on maccccccc,” the Instagram user replied, alleging that Grande had cheated on former flame Mac Miller.

“I didn’t but go off,” Grande snapped back. “can you like…go stan someone else? Ur boring.”

Grande and Miller, 26, announced that they had ended their two-year relationship in May, just weeks before it was revealed that she had moved on with the Saturday Night Live comedian. Grande called her prior relationship “toxic” shortly after the rapper was arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges. She alleged that he couldn’t “keep his s*** together.”

But Grande’s rapper ex-boyfriend is OK. “I’ve cared about her for a long time as a person,” he recently told Rolling Stone. “I am genuinely happy that that’s how she moved. That’s good for her. Go, go, keep going! As she should. I’m just being real. That’s good. Now I have space for me. And that’s great too.”

No word on when Grande and Davidson plan to walk down the aisle, but it wasn’t last weekend as fans suspected.

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Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” Credits Include CyHi The Prynce, Nav & Stevie Wonder

New father Travis Scott dropped his highly anticipated new album Astroworld early Friday (August 3). Now the full album credits are available, showing the host of talented names who added their touch to the offering.

Even without the credits on hand, many names were already widely known, including Drake on “Sicko Mode,” Frank Ocean on “Carousel,” and Tame Impala, The Weeknd and Pharrell on “Skeletons.”

More surprising, though, were some of the writing credits.

CyHi The Prynce is credited with writing on four songs: “Stargazing,” “Sicko Mode,” “5% Tint,” and “Coffee Bean” — though it’s not immediately clear what he specifically wrote.

Nav joins Gunna in the writing credits for “Yosemite,” on which they both appear.

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Michael Barber’s Song Ladder Hits As Protest Song The US Needs

As protestors gather outside the White House for going on the third full week, rapper Michael Barber releases the 3rd digital single from his hard copy only album, AHAYWEH. The song titled Ladder is a protest song which had a debut in the top 10 of Folk songs on 3 separate charts this week.

Ladder starts off with a whistle and hard drums that setup the song with a feel of Bob Dylan meets modern hip hop. The opening lyrics play homage to Woody Guthrie lyrics from his most famous song ‘This Land is Our Land.’

(Let’s not forget Guthrie had a protest song about Trump’s dad way back when)

The song continues on with two short verses that are a funny yet sad take on the current state of America with lines like, “confederate loser flags flying out the doublewide,” but it is pulled together by a simple hook that you might hear start hearing at protests and rallies around the country.

A few reviews are in on the album and the song is going more praise including these write ups:

“Hands down the best song of the year, and one of the best of the decade.” Rolling Stone contributing writer Gunner Bush on the song Ladder by Michael Barber.

“It is the protest song America needs right now!” UMG A&R Ray Banks on Ladder

Ladder is a protest song, and this puts Barber into an interesting mix of political debate after the release of the first song from the album, Quiet War, back in May.

Quiet War, a song about the opioid epidemic, was released after it was revealed President Trump had sent a letter of endorsement to Barber about the song.

Now with the song Ladder, Barber is delivering a his own note back to the President.

“Ladder is a song I wrote the lyrics to at while at the woman’s march. I just felt there needed to be a better chant, or something about this current administration that could be recited. It grew from there, and the beat behind it wasn’t done until much later. It’s part folk, part hip hop, part rock, and it even has a live marching band element to it, but it is 100% a protest song.”

Barber is donating proceeds from each single to a different charity, and this song will have proceeds go to the Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, which is one of the only organizations in El Paso serving unaccompanied children. Barber said 80% of the donations will go to this charity, and another 20% will go to attorney Michael Avenatti for his help in working to bring as many families back to together as he can.

The song is available on Itunes and GooglePlay and Amazon to purchase as well as on all streaming services including Spotify.

The full album, AHAYWEH is only available currently as a hard copy and you can order one at www.MichaelBarber.org




Freddie Gibbs Reveals “Bandana” With Madlib Is Finished But Might Be His Last Album

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have wrapped up their sequel to the acclaimed Piñata LP. Gangsta Gibbs revealed the highly anticipated Bandana album has been completed in a new interview on TIDAL’s Rap Radar Podcast.

“I’m done with, you know, that Madlib album, so I just been sitting on that,” he told hosts Brian “B. Dot” Miller and Elliott Wilson before explaining why he’s holding on to it. “I mean I got money. I don’t gotta put it out yet. I’m straight, I’m good. I could put it out when it’s time to put it out, but that’s the beauty of this.”

Gibbs elaborated on his decision to drop the recently released Freddie album instead of Bandana, noting that the Madlib-produced LP might be his swan song.

“I just wasn’t ready yet,” he said. “I wanted to do something else first. I was like, ‘Man, I wanna do this first.’ I don’t wanna put that out yet ’cause I feel like, I don’t know, that might be my last project.”

TIDAL subscribers can listen to the entire interview with Gibbs here.