Weekly Hip Hop News Round-Up
Because it’s the New Year, we’re bringing you a new format on our blog, wherein we curate the latest news from reputable sources in the hip-hop industry, which we will feature every Monday in a weekly round-up post. Here you will read about what’s fresh and new in the music, fashion, and culture fronts of hip-hop to keep you up-to-date on your favorite rappers, hip-hop jewellery trends, streetwear looks, what’s hot and what’s not! Let’s get started!
1 – Young Thug Launches Own Fashion Brand
Photo by: Scott Dudelson/GettyAmerican rapper, singer and songwriter, Young Thug just launched an online shop for his very own streetwear fashion brand, SPIDER. The long-awaited brand, which has been teased by Young Thug for quite a while now, finally launched last December 25, 2019, making the holidays extra special for his fans worldwide!
Featuring shirts, sweats, outerwear and accessories, SPIDER is Young Thug’s passion, next to rapping, of course! He describes his venture as him following a lifelong desire to prove himself in the fashion front.
"I always knew how to rap my whole life and I just ended up making it in rap," Thugger said. "Now, I'm able to live out my dream and create clothes—menswear, womenswear, unisex. I'm being able to create what I wanted to do. This is what I always wanted to do my whole life."
Read on here for more!
2 - Dababy Arrested For Robbery and Battery
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In a latest slew of legal troubles, “Suge” rapper and songwriter Dababy has been arrested in Miami yesterday for battering during robbery. According to reports, the victim is a concert promoter who met with Dababy and his crew to pay for a gig, which led to a heated exchange and the alleged battery when Dababy purportedly found out he got shorted by thousands of dollars by the promoter.
The rapper was arrested and taken to the police headquarters in Miami and is currently in their custody, with his bail set at $1,500. Read on here for more details.
3 - Boosie Badazz’s Jewellery Stolen in Car Burglary
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Just days before Christmas, American rapper Boosie Badazz got relieved of $70k worth of hip-hop jewellery when his car got jacked by two, unknown black males. His car, a Bently SUV, had its rear passenger window smashed and his jewellery inside robbed as it was parked outside Pappadeux Seafood Kitchen in Atlanta while the rapper was busy eating inside.
Boosie’s lost 3 pieces of jewelry: a rose gold Cuban link chain worth 50k, a diamong ring, and a large rose gold ring spelling “BOSSMAN” in diamond-encrusted letters.
Surveilance videos have since surfaced, but the robbers have yet to be identified. For more details, read on here.