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Dr. Dre’s Estrange Wife Says He “Expelled” Her From Home, Hiding Assets 

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Dr. Dre‘s divorce from his estranged wife, Nicole Young, is only getting uglier. According to Young, the Hip-Hop producer “expelled” her from their home and has been hiding assets so she can’t get her hands on all the money she is seeking.

According to court docs, Dre kicked his wife out and soon started moving money around.

Per the New York Daily News:

Dre — born Andre Romelle Young — “forced” Nicole to leave their home April 2 “after a night of Andre’s alcohol induced, brutal rage” which included him telling his wife of 24-years to “get the f–k out,” the filing states.

It says Dre then “secretly” transferred his highly valuable “Dr. Dre” and “The Chronic” trademarks to a “new entity” on April 27, thereby denying her “equal ownership” after “years of domination, control, abuse and mistreatment.”

“How could someone treat his partner and spouse of 24 years, who helped transform him into a legitimate and respected business person as well as the devoted and hardworking mother of his three children with such indifference and misogyny, in disregard of her legal rights?” the 10-page complaint asks.

However, a source reportedly close to Dr. Dre is calling out the jig. According to TMZ, said source calls her pleas, “the act of a desperate woman who finally realized that the iron-clad prenup she signed doesn’t win her the lottery.”

Sounds like the drama is only just getting started.

Previously, Nicole Young caught flack for a high opening bid that included seeking $20,000 for cable, phone and Internet service, per month, amongst other asks.

Thythy Is Breaking Free On “Let Me Drown” 

By xplizitsouljah Word Is Bond


Thythy (tee-tee) is a 23 year old singer and songwriter from Portland, OR. Her genre is boundless as she pulls from an eclectic pool of genres from RnB, alternative rock, and early 2000’s pop. Thythy is captivated by all genres of music and this is very evident as her discography shows it. ‘Let Me Drown’ is her own way of bearing her heart out with regards to a very personal experience. The songbird explains about the song; “A feel good break-up song about losing one’s self but finding freedom along the way.” 

There is a lot more to Thythy so go spam her Spotify with your listens then let her know that you are in her corner by getting on her socials via Twitter and Instagram.

Price Of Audio Push Goes Solo, Drops “Mufasa” Video 

Price x Mufasa

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Audio Push was a rap duo, made up of Oktane and Price, that had solid success riding the jerk dance wave (and proved to be dope MC’s) in the early 2010’s. But in 2020, the latter has gone solo, and just dropped a new video called “Mufasa.”

Sporting a still nimble flow, Price drops bars about perseverance, legacy and Black excellence over a sublime groove.

“I done spent my whole life on the search of freedom, everything the light touches you know that’s our kingdom,” goes the tune’s refrain.

Also worth noting, Price has partnered his own CLRD Ent. with Madeline Nelson’s all-woman owned and operated music distribution company Heads Music. “It feels good to know that my music and my art is in the hands of a legendary Black female music executive such as Madeline Nelson and the Heads Music team,” says Price via a statement.” The veteran music exec’s label includes Wyclef Jean of the Fugees fame on its roster. As for Price, the Inland Empire, CA native’s new album, CLRD, is out September 25.

“This video and my solo album showcases the beauty of the Black experience,” says Price via a statement. “Although the struggles and hardships of Black life is what is usually focused on when our story is told, we overall are an overcoming people from the protest lines, to the boardrooms, to the streets. The excellence and beauty of everyday life of the Black experience is what I’ll be celebrating on my album using crazy raps, great musicianship and fire sonics across the board.”

Directed by Price & Will Tooke, watch the visual for “Mufasa” below. If the spirit moves you, you can cop right here, too.

Lil Baby Requests Primary Custody In Child Support Battle With Baby Mama 

Lil Baby & Friends

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Lil Baby is in the midst of some family drama. The Atlanta rapper and his baby mama, Ayesha Howard, are arguing about child support in court, and he’s seeking primary custody.

The former couple shares a 5-year-old son, Jason. But now their back and forth is getting extra bitter, and it seems to be coming down to her wanting a lot more money, and Lil Baby thinking he’s already been providing plenty.

Reports TMZ:

Howard points to Lil Baby’s trappings of a successful rapper as evidence he needs to come off more dough.

Andy Mineo & Wordsplayed Deliver Stellar Raps on “Shibuya Roll Call” 

By xplizitsouljah Word Is Bond

Syracuse-raised, Atlanta-based artist Andy Mineo released his latest single and video, ‘Shibuya Roll Call’ feat. Wordsplayed, inspired by a trip to Japan with his Miner League crew. The video acts as a visual diary capturing Mineo and his team’s experiences on their travels throughout the country, prior to the COVID shutdown. Listening to the lyrics, you hear the inspirational talk flowing coupled with the delivery making the song a very enjoyable rap song. The track was produced by DTSL and the video has got cameos with faces such as LeCrae. While you watch the video, you can stream the Shibuya Roll Call right here.

Connect with Andy Mineo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Hit up Wordsplayed on Twitter.

RiZ Expresses A Sense Of Urgency on ‘Runnin’ 

By xplizitsouljah Word Is Bond

Raised in West Philly’s “Da Bottom” neighborhood, RiZ started rapping with his closest friend in high school. After high school RiZ was accepted to Penn State’s University Park campus where he decided to go solo and work on his craft. It wasn’t until his junior year that he finally put out a solo project after a series of single releases late in his sophomore year. Graduating and having had opened for PNB Rock and Super Duper Kyle, RiZ is ready to become a true force in Hip-Hop. With a balance of sounds and topic, his music is made from the soul. Focusing on songs to inspire, feel love, pain, the turnup, and pride, it is all about being versatile and showing the many sides of his character.

This track, ‘Runnin’ is a statement and testament to the mindset of the rapper as he expresses that he is “trying to get up on the scene…get it by any means…” thus you know for certain that RiZ definitely means business.

From building his “iKonBy25″ brand to putting on concerts for local acts, RiZ is setting the table to do more than just make music.


Anuka Talks Unbalanced Relationships And Amicable Endings In ‘Options’ 

By xplizitsouljah Word Is Bond

Anuka is a song bird who has blessed our ears with this beautiful R&B cut. The budding vocalist and songstress delivers this heartfelt cum reflective song which is inspired by personal experiences. To sum it up proper, the song basically alludes to the fact that it is ok to acknowledge that relationships don’t always work out and of course there are ‘Options’ available just as the title of the song says.

Anuka goes on to share in her own words about the song that, “‘Options’ tells the story of how my imaginative mind kept thinking of ways to save my relationship. Even though I could intuitively acknowledge that the relationship was unbalanced, not wanting to hurt another person was prioritized over choosing what was best for me. Through the subtle electronic beat together with the acoustic instrumentation, I’ve created a fundament to vocally translate the overwhelming feeling of powerlessness I’ve experienced during letting go of my ex-partner.”


It is not strange to hear an artist speak to being inspired by life experiences but to say a whole album is dedicated to an ex is definitely a different kettle of fish. This of course is the situation with Anuka.


“‘Options’ is one of the last singles, leading up to an entire album dedicated to my ex-boyfriend. The length and ups and downs of our relationship have inspired me to really zoom into the different stages of letting go of someone you love. This song particularly strengthens me every time I hear it, since it displays so intensely how it felt to make the decision to leave a partner, a house and a 1 year old dog behind after almost a decade of being together.”


Anuka is currently creating a stunning visual interpretation of multiple tracks for the upcoming second album, to make sure that she will be able to share this big life-experience in multiple forms with the world.

You can also stream Options on Spotify so hit up the link then go follow Anuka on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 Rooftop J shares his “Quarantine Freestyle, Pt. 1” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond

 Rooftop J is still working in the lab cooking up some new heat and in the meantime, he shares this quick jam titled “Quarantine Freestyle, Pt. 1” with us.

The record stemmed from a freestyle he did during the strict quarantine period and it took on a life of its own via IG-TV. The beat has a nice alluring Spanish guitar riff and head-nodding bounce that flows well with Rooftop J’s laid-back flow

The track is recorded, mixed & mastered by Wazana Records in Brussels, who are affiliates of Universal Music. 


Keep up with  Rooftop J | SoundcloudFacebookTwitterSpotifyInstagram

SoulChef x Hydroponikz Craft A Song For Their Heartbeats “Back Home” 

By xplizitsouljah Word Is Bond

SoulChef and Hydroponikz have just created a new single, ‘Back Home’. This new song by SoulChef and Hydroponikz explores the shift in priorities as a man grows older and wiser. Maturing past a culture of toxic masculinity and superfluous materialism, Hydro delivers a farewell to the fast life, trading the earning and spending of $100 bills for giving 100% at home with his wife and child. The message is served over a fresh, reviving, and relaxing SoulChef instrumentation that we all covet and savor.

You can hear more from SoulChef by visiting his Spotify. Also, check out his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be a part of his social circle.