Rapper Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison Over Violent Lyrics In Cocaine Case

Dallas-based rapper NaNa was sentenced to 12 years in prison based on his “violent” lyrics. The problem is, NaNa was charged for a nonviolent crime.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn gave NaNa – whose real name is Nykees Earl Campbell – the 12-year sentence on July 18, Dallas News reports. Judge Lynn used his lyrics as references to crimes the rapper was suspected of committing. “You’re bragging about shooting a person,” Judge Lynn said in court. “It’s violence times 10 at every phase.”

Arquez Drops New Album "Something Else To Complain About" With Track Feat. His Bae Rico Pruitt

Move over Beyonce and Jay Z, the gay royal couple are out here releasing music.  Multitalented Arquez has just dropped his new album "Something Else To Complain About" ala Kanye West with just 7 tracks, but the production is good and as always his flow is nice.  Theres also a treat:  His boo Rico Pruitt appears on track 6 "Humble".

Also making an appearance is my MCE Jacob Escobar on track 2 Social Media.

Go listen to SETCA on your favorite music streaming service and check out a cute video of Rico singing along to his song with Arquez on Instagram:

Rumor Has It: Nicki Minaj Teaching Adele To Rap For Her Upcoming Album

Last summer Adele said she may never sing again from what proclaimed to be her last ever performances due to damaged vocal cords, leaving many fans worried over when they would see the star again.

But now reports suggest the 30-year-old could be back and not just singing but rapping as well.

The Sun claims that Adele has returned to her London hometown from US, where she's been living, with the intention to make new music and has enlisted friends Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and some A List Hip Hop producers to help create a new sound.

Nicki Minaj Teases "Boo'd Up" Remix With Quavo and Ella Mai

Just in time for the Team Minaj Awards, Nicki teases that she and Quavo are on the remix to the summer smash "Boo'd Up" with Ella Mai.  This has also reignited rumors that Nicki and Quavo are boo'd up in real life.  In her instagram post she posts: 

I heard this comes out in like 2 hours. Don’t hold me to it tho. #BoodUp...

We shall see. 

Cardi B Becomes First Female Rapper With Two Billboard Hot 100 #1's

Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" lifts from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting Cardi B an unprecedented feat in the chart's history, as she becomes the first female rapper with two No. 1s. She first reigned with her debut hit, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)," for three weeks beginning Oct. 7, 2017.

Meanwhile, Latin music stars Bad Bunny and Balvin earn their first Hot 100 No. 1 each.

Cardi B's Record Second Hot 100 No. 1: "Like" is the 1,076th No. 1 in the Hot 100's archives, which dates to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Drake Annihilates First Day Streaming Records With Scorpion

While Drake‘s newest release features some controversial topics (ie: him being a father), it’s definitely helping to boost those streaming numbers, and earn him another No. 1 record.

Additionally, Apple Music shows that ‘Scorpion‘ has earned 170 million streams in its first day alone; breaking the previous record held by himself.

Furthermore, Drizzy’s newest effort nearly doubled his 89.9 million first-day streams from his 2017 playlist ‘More Life.’

Beyoncé and Jay Z release joint album "Everything Is Love"

JAY-Z and Beyoncé have released their collaborative album, Everything Is Love. Stream it via Tidal. Rumors have long swirled, but they escalated in March when the couple announced their joint tour, OTR II. Last November, JAY also told The New York Times that a project with Bey started coming together as they worked on 4:44 and Lemonade. “We were using our art almost like a therapy session,” he said at the time.

Gay Rapper Prynce Parie Drops New Single "Prynce To A Kyng"

Prynce Parie is all grown up on his new track Prynce To A Kyng and he wants you to know it.  He's been promoting it hard and we're excited to see what he comes up with on his soon to be released mixtape by the same name.  If you haven't heard it already check out the song which is streaming now on all available platforms.

Beyonce Reveals Pictures of Twins During Opening Of On The Run II Tour

Beyonce just gave the world an updated baby pic of her and Jay-Z's new twins during opening night of the couple's tour.

Bey and Jay kicked off their On The Run II Tour in Cardiff, UK ... and a visual of Beyonce holding Sir and Rumi made the crowd go wild. It's some of the only images we've had of the latest additions to the Carter family since July of last year, when Beyonce announced she'd given birth.

The couple also shared a pic of Jay-Z holding the twins -- the first that's been made public. 

Crazy Talented! Artist WA55UP Wrote, Produced and Performed Song Then Created An Animated Video

Talk about being a quadruple threat.  A lot of today's talent can't even remember their own lyrics and WA55UP is out here running circles around all of them.  We're not calling everyone else lazy, we're just saying we don't know to many people that write, produce, sing, rap and animate.  We stumbled across him the other day on Youtube and decided to give him a shout out.  Check him out on the interwebs: