New Music: N.E.R.D & Rihanna feat. Drake – ‘Lemon (Remix)’

Bouncin’ around! Drake jumps on the official remix to N.E.R.D and Rihanna’s hit “Lemon.”

Over the bounce-filled banger, which premiered during Saturday’s Pharrell-hosted episode of OVOSOUND Radio, the 6 God gets it how he lives it. “I pull up in a lemon / Blocks get to spendin’,” he raps. “Money 3D printin’ / Never had a limit / Never been religious / I just always had opinions.”

The original “Lemon,” which can be found on N.E.R.D’s latest album No_One Ever Really Dies, peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Pull up with the remix below.

Joyner Lucas Defends Chris Brown Against Critics

Joyner Lucas is sticking up for Chris Brown. Following their “Stranger Things” collaboration, the Massachusetts rapper delivered a PSA regarding Breezy.

Taking to Instagram, Joyner published a short video about why he doesn’t like people bringing up Brown’s past in musical debates. “Every time this ni**a do some superhuman shit,” he wrote, “the first thing mother fuckers wanna post is, ‘Oh, but he’s a woman beater.’ You can do that shit all you want but that does not take away from the fact that he’s gonna do what he do better than any ni**a who’s ever done it. You can run to that comment. That’s a scapegoat comment, nigga. Just remember, Malcom X had a past.”

Lucas went on to say that he hears the comments often. “When the ni**a start dancing better than your favorite dancers, ‘Oh, but he’s a woman beater.’ When that ni**a starts singing better than any ni**a who’s ever sung before, ‘Oh, but he’s a woman beater,'” he said. “Then the ni**a start rapping better than your favorite rappers–‘But he’s a woman beater.’ And then the ni**a starts ballin’ better than your favorite baller–‘But he’s a woman beater.’ Shut the fuck up!”

No weapon formed against this non-Human Ass nigga @chrisbrownofficial shall prosper

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Breezy thanked Lucas for the video and reposted it. “You my brother,” he wrote. “I appreciate you as a [FRIEND] and a artist bro.”

Brown’s 2009 assault of Rihanna was recently in the news, after Snapchat ran an offensive ad that referenced the incident. Rihanna complained about the insensitive ad, resulting in an $800 million loss for the app.

Joyner and Chris are about to join forces on Angels & Demons, a joint project that was announced and teased with the release of their “Stranger Things” collaboration.

Lloyd Banks Denies Retirement; 50 Cent Mocks with Meme

Lloyd Banks surprised many of his Twitter followers on Friday (March 16), when he appeared to announce his retirement from the music industry. Shortly afterwards, he denied this notion, but not before being mocked by 50 Cent.

All of this began with a message of gratitude from the Punchline King. “I fell in love with Hip Hop over 25 years ago,” he wrote. “It was that thing I turned to during good times and bad..just wanna say thank you to the artist B4 me that inspired me..and send my appreciation to everyone that supported me till this day THANK YOU!! With that being said..I think it’s time to lay it down 💯.”

Fans took this to mean that the G-Unit soldier was retiring from the music business. Even 50 Cent got in on the action, mocking Banks with a meme that read: “Lloyd Banks be like Retirement.” He added his own caption: “I be like, I got shit to do.”

But the speculation stopped when Banks returned to social media with a classic Ric Flair clip, where the Nature Boy reveals: “I will never retire!”

“Just goes to show you what a mess the industry has become..they’ll rather cover everything that happens around the music..than the actual music itself,” he wrote. “I hope all these outlets support me when I drop..have a good day.”

The Game Threatens to Break Star’s Jaw Over Disrespectful Comments

The Game and Star have reignited a feud that has gone on for more than a decade, thanks to new comments that the controversial “Everyday Struggle” host made about the Compton MC.

During a recent episode of the Complex series, Star questioned whether Game was a lyrical rapper and whether he passed Kendrick Lamar “the torch.” “Game had lyrics?” he asked. “Game had rhyme quotables? Look me in my face. Are you serious? Give me a Game rhyme quotable…Game ran around with a big-ass N.W.A tattoo, perpetrating a fraud. I’m being objective. This is not no sucka shit comin’ at him.”

After watching the segment during an interview with 16 Bars TV, Chuck responded. “Everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” he said. “If he don’t feel like I passed anybody the torch or I don’t have any quotables or I never had lyrics, that’s his opinion. As far as him saying it on a show with cameras and far away from Game’s face is another thing. He wouldn’t say that in my face, because I would probably break his jaw in a hundred million places and I’m on probation.

“People know that I’m on papers, and that if I do something to them, I’m gonna go to jail,” he added. “This is the time, now to attack Game and provoke Game. But you’re not gonna do that. I got, like, probably another year and a half on probation. Then, I can whoop your ass and get back on probation, and I won’t be able to go to jail for that. Just give me a little time and keep on talking, disrespecting Game’s name, and we’re gonna get back to what Game do.”

Game’s manager, Wack 100, then grabbed the microphone and made his status clear: “I’m not on probation.”

All of this stems from an on-air feud between Star and DJ Envy of “The Breakfast Club.” In 2006, Star threatened Envy’s wife and children, as well as “threatened to find and sexually abuse his daughter,” according to The New York Times. He went on to say that he would pay $500 to anybody who told him where Envy’s daughter attended school. Star was fired from his job at Power 105 over the comments and arrested.

A decade later, Envy thanked Game for sticking up for him at the time. “Who was the dude on the radio out here? I told him, I was like, ‘I’ll break your jaw, dude.’ I’m still gonna break his jaw when I see him,” he added. “I never seen him since then. But I got you. We was fathers at that time, really on our parent stuff. Dude was talking, and Envy’s baby girl and all of that. I ain’t like it. When I don’t like stuff in hip-hop, I address it.”

Star sued “The Breakfast Club” for $10 million over the interview, as per TMZ. According to VIBE, he also addressed the situation in a video blog. “Game is really small potatoes,” he said at the time. “The issue here is Clear Channel or iHeartMedia and Revolt promoting threats on my life by way of their platform.”

At the time, Star said Game was upset with him over a previous interview rejection. “I passed on letting Game come on my show, and that’s what Game’s tight about,” he said. “The fact the hater, Star, rejected him. I wasn’t so much that 50 and I were cool, but I just felt the Game was a fuckin’ hothead.”