Fresh off revealing he will be providing all the beats for Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y’s upcoming FETTI project (dropping on Halloween), Alchemist is back in the kitchen with a new single of his own.
Released on vinyl, the double-sided single is equipped with two songs: “Fork in the Pot” with Westside Gunn, Conway, and ScHoolboy Q, and “94 Ghost Sh*t” with Conway and Westside Gunn.
Both available for purchase on Alc’s Bandcamp page, the latter was also released digitally, so you can hear it below.
If you’ve been to a Griselda show in the last year or so, you’ve definitely heard “94 Ghost Sh*t” performed live. But now, we’ve got the proper version to bang and life is much better because of it.
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The rapper started his message by claiming he received a phone call from Essencemagazine regarding a “fictitious story” from Kelis. Though Nas didn’t reveal specifics about the alleged report, he insisted it was part of an ongoing smear campaign carried out by his ex-wife. He accused Kelis of trying to tarnish his reputation because he secured joint custody of their son.
“So many absentee fathers out here and here I am being attacked by your accusations simply because i got us in court to help fix this the custody matter?” he wrote. “Why did I have to take you to court to see our son? Why when I win the joint custody (which is a win for both of us and our son […] ) why do you feel that’s an attack on you? Is it control ? Why do you need to have control over my life?”
Nas went on to lob several accusations against Kelis, including her alleged verbal abuse toward his daughter as well as physical violence towards him. He claimed he was sitting on a lot of damaging information, but refused to make it public because he wants to protect their child.
“There’s some seriously crazy things I won’t I disclose for our son’s sake,” he wrote. “Because you keep my son from me I’ve been going thru [sic] lawyers to stop you from this bullshit I’m tired of it. I’m tired of you painting a bad picture of me.”
He continued: “And I’m no longer allowing you to take advantage of the fact that I did not want to respond in a manner that could affect my kids , friends or family publicly. THAT ENDS TODAY.”
Nas also denied Kelis’ claims that he was violent towards her, writing: “I do not beat women. I did not beat up my ex wife. Stop. You got beat up in court.”
You can read Nas’ full letter to Kelis below. Continue reading “NEWS: @Nas Pens Open Letter to Kelis: ‘You Will NOT Stop Me From Fighting for My Son’”
The 20-position Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 from Memorial Day through Labor Day (this year encompassing charts dated June 9 through Sept. 8).
Drake becomes the sixth artist with two season-ending Songs of the Summer No. 1s, as he first claimed victory in 2016 with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla.
Here is a look at the acts that have earned two No. 1s each on the Songs of the Summer chart:
1977, “I Just Want to Be Your Everything”
1978, “Shadow Dancing”
1990, “Vision of Love”
2005, “We Belong Together”
2001, “U Remind Me”
2004, “Confessions Part II”
2003, “Crazy in Love” (Beyoncé feat. JAY-Z)
2007, “Umbrella” (Rihanna feat. JAY-Z)
2008, “I Kissed a Girl”
2010, “California Gurls,” feat. Snoop Dogg
2016, “One Dance,” feat. WizKid and Kyla
2018, “In My Feelings”
Beyond Drake’s “Feelings,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin‘s “I Like It” places at No. 2 on the 2018 Songs of the Summer summary; Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, ranks at No. 3; Drake’s “Nice for What” finishes at No. 4; and Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” wraps at No. 5.
Before “Feelings,” “I Like It” led Songs of the Summer for four weeks, as did Drake’s “Nice,” while Post Malone‘s “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, ruled for two weeks. The turnover at the top contrasted to that of 2017, when Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, reigned for all 14 weeks of the list’s measurement span.
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