Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, has announced his retirement from rap this weekend. Beginning this August, Moss started a tour in Australia. After performing at a club called Alumbra, he shared photos on social media with a message to his fans. He announced that he's leaving the rap game for good at just 29 years old.
Known just as well for his outspoken views on racial issues as his aggressive lyricism, Killer Mike has never been one to shy away from discourse. After hearing about Michael Jordan’s generous donation to efforts in ending police violence, the legendary rapper wanted to see a little more from the GOAT.
Kardashian family youngster Kylie Jenner is three days away from blowing out the candles on her 19th birthday, but the gifts she receives on August 10 might be hard to top the one she received from Tyga on Saturday, August 6. Both Kylie and her on-and-off again beau took to Snapchat to share photos and video of her new Mercedes-Benz Maybach, after he brought her out to unveil the bow-topped surprise to the tune of Stevie Wonder's rendition of "Happy Birthday."
Just two days ago Dwayne Stafford was a relatively unknown prisoner at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center, where he had been held for a year and a half. That was until he managed to locate and put a beating on fellow inmate Dylann Roof after escaping his cell at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday. Within hours of his assault on the 2015 Charleston church shooter making the news, Stafford was receiving the praise of millions, many of whom went as far as gifting him with funds to his commissary. By Friday night [August 5], the 25-year-old Goose Creek resident was on his way home, having made bond.
Alex Rodriguez announced that he will be retiring from the diamond this week, during a pre-game press conference on Sunday morning [August 7]. The 22-year-veteran will play his final game on Friday versus the Tampa Bay Rays, departing early to make way for the Yankees to begin breaking in some of the young talent they've recently acquired. Although it is likely to be the last time he suits up in New York pinstripes, the three-time MVP's undeniable baseball talent has landed him a suit and tie role, as the front office promises to bring him aboard as an instructor and special advisory to the organization.
Funkmaster Flex returned fire against Drake Saturday night [August 6], making good on the promise he made via tweet, to address the Summer Sixteen Tour rapper when he told fans to mark their calendars and tune in after Drizzy called on Hot 97 to fire the DJ during an opening night freestyle on Thursday. "Don't you come to my city and try to play me! You know why? You ain't strong enough to get me fired. There ain't no rapper in this city strong enough to get me fired!" Flex said during his broadcast. "You the biggest rapper in the world, and you can't get me off this station!"
Flex went in on the Toronto rapper, claiming to have info that he implied might not bode well with the streets, nor with fans of the art, as he explained the roots of Drake's beef with Meek Mill having to do with the 6-god himself leaking the original rendition of what we now know was a ghostwritten R.I.C.O verse, so as to deflect from being responsible after being "pressed" on whether he was going at Meek. Flex then alleged that Drake wound up wearing a sling after his fight with Puffy because his security guard yanked him away to save him from a beating he was sustaining. The veteran Hot 97 DJ wouldn't stop there, going on to remind Drake that Future, who is accompanying him on his tour, was on the hook of the "I Got The Keys" song in which Jay-Z allegedly goes at Drake on. Flex spoke his comments directly at the Views rapper, as he implied having the intuition to know that Drake is conflicted in bringing the Atlanta Trapper along to provide street cred to his show, all the while knowing Future was in on Jigga's attack on him.
"Khalid screaming. And Khalid been keeping me off of you for six months, my brother," Flex said, before dropping a bomb. "I mean, this is what he wanted right? You think they're going to fire me now? Sandal man?"
Finally, Flex brought it back to Drake's very first freestyle on mainstream radio. He referenced back to the memorable "Blackberry Freestyle," in which Drake spits bars while scrolling his phone. Flex explained the decision as to whether Drake's team would even give the footage a go, being a calculated one, which he never understood seeing how at the time reading rhymes off of a phone was not commendable. Never the less, Flex claims that despite his advice that they go strictly audio on the freestyle's release, he was encouraged by Drake's people to put the video out. "You wanted people to think that you write your bars. You wanted people to think that on that Blackberry those were yours and that you wrote that," he said, before breaking down his observation of alleged ghost writer Quentin Miller standing by Drake to direct him on how to deliver his purchased lyrics. "You wanted to solidify that because you knew this day was coming one day, when people might see, or question your pen."
Throughout the 24-minute radio slot, Flex proclaimed to have no fear of Drake because 70% of his fans "wear high heels," while the other 30% are men who "wear sandals." In that context, Flex does lighten the shade by commending Drake on having attracted an unparalleled following but recommends that he lay off of the tough guy act. "Leave the hardcore bars to other people, and everybody's good," he said before signing off.
The internet has been good to Charleston County jail inmate Dwayne Stafford, after it was reported that he attacked Charleston church bomber Dylann Roof on Thursday morning [August 4]. News of the incident sparked celebration across social media in the days to follow, with some even volunteering to compensate the 26-year-old prisoner for his deed. It has now come to the media's attention that an organization called "Taking a Stand Against Discrimination" has led the way in ensuring that Stafford receives any prospective funds.