Lil Nas X announces upcoming Kanye West-produced single “Industry Baby”
The single drops on July 23.
By Sajae Elder
July 19, 2021
Lil Nas X announced the release of his upcoming single, “Industry Baby,” on Monday. Set to feature Jack Harlow, the track was co-produced by Kanye West and frequent collaborators Take A Daytrip. Likely to appear on his upcoming debut album, the track drops on July 23 and follows his last single, “Sun Goes Down,” which dropped back in May.
Along with the announcement, the rapper shared a short preview video with a hilarious take on his legal issues with Nike over the “Montero (Call me By Your Name)”-inspired “Satan Shoe” collaboration with New York-based art collective MSCHF. In a lawsuit, Nike claimed the unauthorized shoes were “likely to cause confusion…and create an erroneous association between MSCHF’s products and Nike.” MSCHF was subsequently barred from sending out any remaining pairs of the shoe.
Lil Nas X shares trailer for debut album Montero
Most recently, the rapper shared a trailer for his debut studio album, Montero.
Watch the clip above.
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Sample fancy wine and raw beats in The FADER’s Hanging Out with GOON DES GARCONS* and Na-Kel Smith
In our latest episode, two rising rap stars give us a personal tour of Los Angeles.
By The FADER
June 17, 2021
The FADER may be New York-based, but we’re more than happy to head to Los Angeles anytime we can. It’s even better when we get shown around the city by artists like GOON DES GARCONS* and Na-Kel Smith, who know all the spots and how to have the best time at them. Our journey begins at Gilbert’s for tacos and a conversation between Na-Kel and GOON about making art without boundaries. Then it’s off to Echo Park with GOON for an unorthodox wine tasting (you’re still supposed to spit out the wine, right?) followed by a trip to Na-Kel’s home studio for some insight into his beat-making process. Watch the whole day go down above, and listen to Na-Kel and Goon’s collaborative single “BULLY” below.
Lil Durk splurge on a new King Von chain all while 6ix9ine is slandering the late rapper on social media.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was up to his usual antics yesterday when he shared a series of shocking and disrespectful posts aimed at his rival Lil Durk. The mega-troll decided to use the most abrasive piece of info he could find to hit at the rapper, which came in the form of Durk’s slain friend and confidant, King Von.
For this round, 6ix9ine sported a freshly printed t-shirt bearing Von’s image while showcasing his massive spinning troll pendant. In another photo, he was seen playing the role of a dead body lying in the streets. That reenactment photo was titled #PICKYAMAN.”
6ix9ine’s photo dump was then given a taunting caption repeating his previous statement about taking out the person who killed your friend or family member.
Strangely enough, 6ix9ine’s post arrived just a day before Lil Durk showcased his custom-made pendant made to preserve the memory of his dear friend. The Chicago kingpin’s memory tags were done by New York-based jeweler Izzy of NYC Luxury Co. Izzy also chose to show off the iced-out piece on social media. “30 pointer tennis chain” with “all VVS E color stones,” the designer wrote below his post on Instagram. The memory tags feature photos of both Durk and the late Von, with one showing capturing a moment when they both shared a stage.
The icy treat is just the latest tribute from Lil Durk to his dead homie. His most recent album, The Voice, was offered as a remembrance of the life of the Von. The project has since been certified gold and has spawned a deluxe version.
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King Von died in November 2020 following a fatal shooting in Atlanta. Surveillance footage later revealed he was involved in a fight with rival Quando Rondo and his crew.
This is not the first time Tekashi has spoken on the name of Durk’s dead associates. During his visit to Chicago to promote his album Tattle Tale, 6ix9ine visited the area where one of Durk’s family members was stained. It could be concluded that the “ZAZA” rapper’s main form of promotion is to stir controversy by attacking his rivals. Sadly, this means one should not be too surprised to see more shots being taken at Durk via Von’s death.
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