Nipsey Hussle Album Release Party Erupts in Gunfire

Gunshots brought an end to Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap album release party in Los Angeles on Saturday (Feb. 17).

According to reports, one person was hit in the thigh during the shooting, which took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of World on Wheels, a roller rink that Hussle helped refurbish last year, according to TMZ.

Civilians were reportedly worried about a possible mass shooting, just days away from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, and just months after the massacre that took place during a Las Vegas music festival.

It is unclear what led to the incident. The shooter got away and the person who was shot reportedly refused to cooperate with authorities. Nipsey was not seen after the shooting and it is unknown weather he was on the scene at the time of the incident.

This was one of several Nipsey events in honor of his album’s release, which coincided with NBA All-Star Weekend in L.A. On Thursday (Feb. 15), he debuted the album during a sold-out concert at the Hollywood Palladium, where he was joined by Diddy, Dom Kennedy, and Mozzy, among others.

He went on to hold a scavenger hunt with The Hundreds on Friday (Feb. 16), followed by a star-studded album celebration in West Hollywood, which was attended by Kevin Hart, James Harden, Allen Iverson, Irv Gotti, and more.

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Nipsey Hussle Album Release Party Erupts in Gunfire

Gunshots brought an end to Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap album release party in Los Angeles on Saturday (Feb. 17).

According to reports, one person was hit in the thigh during the shooting, which took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the parking lot of World on Wheels, a roller rink that Hussle helped refurbish last year, according to TMZ.

Civilians were reportedly worried about a possible mass shooting, just days away from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, and just months after the massacre that took place during a Las Vegas music festival.

It is unclear what led to the incident. The shooter got away and the person who was shot reportedly refused to cooperate with authorities. Nipsey was not seen after the shooting and it is unknown weather he was on the scene at the time of the incident.

This was one of several Nipsey events in honor of his album’s release, which coincided with NBA All-Star Weekend in L.A. On Thursday (Feb. 15), he debuted the album during a sold-out concert at the Hollywood Palladium, where he was joined by Diddy, Dom Kennedy, and Mozzy, among others.

He went on to hold a scavenger hunt with The Hundreds on Friday (Feb. 16), followed by a star-studded album celebration in West Hollywood, which was attended by Kevin Hart, James Harden, Allen Iverson, Irv Gotti, and more.

#VictoryLap Album Release party 🏁

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Travis Scott, Migos, & Lil Yachty Host ‘Black Panther’ Screenings for Kids

Travis Scott, Migos, and Lil Yachty are making sure their young fans get to see Black Panther.

La Flame, who appears on “Big Shots” off the movie’s soundtrack, rented out two theaters in Stafford, Texas to screen the Marvel blockbuster, which stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira.

“I LOVED BLACK PANTHER SO MUCH RENTED TWO MOVIE THEATHRES FOR THE KIDS TO WATCH,” he wrote on Instagram.

Lil Yachty and Offset joined the movement by attending a screening that was organized by “This Is Us” writer Jas Waters at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre for 500 foster and at-risk youth, according to TMZ. “We just wanted to watch this movie with y’all,” said Lil Boat. “We wanted y’all to see it and have a good time.”

“This Is Us” star Lonnie Chavis, who plays young Randall, was also on hand for the movie screening. Waters took to social media and added a note of gratitude for Migos, who pitched in as well. “Thank you Offset & Lil Yachty for coming to welcome the kids! Thank you MIGOS for buying out the rest of the theater. And making sure the kids had an UNFORGETTABLE #BlackPanther experience. #GODreamers.”

Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith also treated 1,000 kids in his hometown of Watts to a special screening of the Ryan Coogler-directed film, which topped the weekend box office with $192 million, setting a record for the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history.

Travis Scott, Migos, & Lil Yachty Host ‘Black Panther’ Screenings for Kids

Travis Scott, Migos, and Lil Yachty are making sure their young fans get to see Black Panther.

La Flame, who appears on “Big Shots” off the movie’s soundtrack, rented out two theaters in Stafford, Texas to screen the Marvel blockbuster, which stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira.

“I LOVED BLACK PANTHER SO MUCH RENTED TWO MOVIE THEATHRES FOR THE KIDS TO WATCH,” he wrote on Instagram.

Lil Yachty and Offset joined the movement by attending a screening that was organized by “This Is Us” writer Jas Waters at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre for 500 foster and at-risk youth, according to TMZ. “We just wanted to watch this movie with y’all,” said Lil Boat. “We wanted y’all to see it and have a good time.”

“This Is Us” star Lonnie Chavis, who plays young Randall, was also on hand for the movie screening. Waters took to social media and added a note of gratitude for Migos, who pitched in as well. “Thank you Offset & Lil Yachty for coming to welcome the kids! Thank you MIGOS for buying out the rest of the theater. And making sure the kids had an UNFORGETTABLE #BlackPanther experience. #GODreamers.”

Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith also treated 1,000 kids in his hometown of Watts to a special screening of the Ryan Coogler-directed film, which topped the weekend box office with $192 million, setting a record for the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history.

2 Chainz Announces New Album ‘Rap or Go to the League’

Fresh off his new EP The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It, 2 Chainz has announced his fifth solo studio album, Rap or Go to the League.

Following last year’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, the project aims to tackle some serious and topical issues, according to the host of Viceland’s “Most Expensivest” series.

“With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community,” said 2 Chainz. “this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t!”

Tity Boi unveiled the new title in a hot air balloon that flew over Los Angeles this weekend. “It’s my version of black excellence,” he said. “In my culture, my community, [it was] one of the things that we were often told was the only way we could get out of the circumstances we were put in…[was to Rap or Go to the League].”

On Instagram, he added: “My 5th solo studio album and project that shows continued growth, success, and motivation which is playing a role in the shift of the trap paradigm.”

Rap or Go to the League is due later this year via Def Jam.