Hott LockedN just dropped "Fake Beef," a collaboration with his label boss, 2 Chainz.

The release was accompanied by a visual directed by Paige Harmon. It's the latest of the #TRUsday singles, which have dropped every Tuesday since the start of 2020 in the lead-up to the release of 2 Chainz' label T.R.U.'s mixtape, No Face No Case.

T.R.U., which stands for The Real University, is a label founded by legendary Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz in 2019. It "posits a platform for personal success while providing a home to a rising vanguard of hip-hop talent from Atlanta's various zones," according to the press release.

With No Face No Case, T.R.U. has brought together a huge variety of rising and established talents, including Sleepy Rose, Skooly, Quavo, and more to create an intoxicating and heady collaboration, perfect for late nights and filled with equal parts rage and effortlessly undeniable star power.

Listen to the full mixtape here:

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Met Gala Glam | Fashion in Full Force, plus Top Photos of Celebrities that Dressed to Impress

Top Photos of Celebrities that Dressed to Impress at this Star-studded Spectacular

Last night, stars were out for the year's biggest night of flashy fashion – the Met Gala 2018.

NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art was the venue to see and be seen as some of Hollywood's biggest players paraded around in their over-the-top designer gowns and getups. The gala's theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," brought both intrigue and controversy, two things celebs never seem to shy away from.

The invite-only spectacular which raises money for the museum was graciously hosted by Vogue's Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Donatella Versace, and Amal Clooney. Now you have your go-to answer to, "If you could invite any group of people to dinner, who would you choose?"

Amal Clooney Looks Like a Million

The stars who walked the red carpet and made their way into the Met rocked their frocks with grace and glamour, channeling the event's unusual theme with their unique twists. From Katy Perry to Kim Kardashian West to Bella Hadid to Blake Lively to Sarah Jessica Parker and a rich roster of more A-listers we love, the Met was the hottest spot in town for the stars to shine in all their glory.

The celeb's love for fashion was evident, but for one attendee, rapper 2 Chainz, his devotion to his girlfriend, Kesha Ward trumped the tuxes and tiaras. He hit the red carpet and his knee hit the ground as he asked for her hand in marriage. She said yes, giving her already fabulous Met Gala look added "bling" with a shiny new diamond ring to flaunt.

2 Chainz Makes the Night Even More

See some of our favorite Met Gala looks in the slideshow below.
We may never get an invite to this star-studded event, but we can at least admire the fashion.


Rihanna rocked it

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Watch Da YoungFellaz take over "The Town" in this hot new video

NYC's dynamic duo puts Gotham on notice

If you were to Google "Da YoungFellaz", you would find a resume that's impressive, to say the least. From collaborations with the likes of Talib Kweli and Snoop Dogg to their appearance on "Sway In The Morning", Jay Storm from The Bronx and Sho-Biz from Brooklyn have spent the last few years cultivating a name and a reputation that makes them not just one of the most sought-after acts in New York City, but in Hip-Hop period. They've successfully navigated their indie imprint New Rich Entertainment to new heights and only look to add on to their already stellar list of accolades in 2018.

YF's blend of sharp, witty rhymes and their ear for pristine production has helped Da YoungFellaz craft a unique sound that embodies their New York upbringing and their ability to stay ahead of the curve. Throughout the years, Storm and Biz continued to put out bodies of work while performing both home and abroad. Their high work rate and their consistency continues to be the key assets to their success. They have been recognized by the pioneers as being worthy to carry the torch for Hip-Hop by being original and authentic.

Their latest visual for the Bravestarr produced track "The Town" is a subtle offering from YF to start off the new year. Whether it's in a plush Lower Eastside apartment or riding through the streets with the top down, Storm and Biz let it be known that they're more than at home in the space they've created for themselves with LVTRToinne behind the lens capturing it all.

Jay Storm (left) Sho-Biz (right) better known as Da YoungFellazMoritz Eisenschmidt

Though music has always been their primary focus, Da YoungFellaz have embarked on a new endeavor. Back in November, they created the party series 90s vs. Trap. An after-work industry mixer that features Hip-Hop and R&B from the 90s and music from the likes of artists such as 2 Chainz, Migos, etc. The event is hosted by YF themselves with music courtesy of Grammy Award winner and legendary Hip-Hop producer Rockwilder. 90 vs. Trap Part II will take place on January 18th at Katra in New York City. If you're in the NYC area and would like to attend you can RSVP here.

"The Town" is now available on all download and streaming services.

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2 Chainz and Pretty Girls Like Trap Music had the best experiential marketing roll out this year

MUSIC | Used to have a killer crossover. Now I think I done crossed over.

Ryan Muir

2 Chainz is the king of rap evolution and the long game.

Intelligent, charismatic, and by all accounts easy to work with, you want to see Atlanta rapper Tauheed Epps win. He had the winning formula before people discovered it was the blueprint–as early as 1997 he developed the sound with Dolla Boy in Playaz Circle, later hooked up with then DJ and aspiring rapper Ludacris, and was later signed to his label. By summer of 2007, Tity Boi (as he was called) removed any doubt that he was profitable when Lil Wayne jumped on the Playaz Circle anthem "Duffle Bag Boy". The secret was out–authentic experiences + synthesizers + kick drum+ sped up high hats=$uccess. Let's do a little more math. Ten years ago we accepted the blueprint that 2 Chainz tried to give us ten years prior. That's 20 years of work, not luck, and if the activation for his fourth solo studio album is any indication, he's not done yet.

Let's be honest, 2 Chainz took over for Wayne as the feature king from 2012-2016. Established artists putting 2 Chainz on a song was as frequent as newer artist letting Drake hop on a remix. The result for both scenarios is the same, a hit. But for a while there, 2 Chainz went silent. Radio silent, almost. Then he started to leave hints that the hiatus would soon be over. He financed new asses, bought his mom a house, killed Fader Fort at SXSW and as early as March, partnered with Spotify to release a Pretty Girls Like Trap Music playlist with Nicki Minaj. Trapettes thought we received a gift from the trap gods. And then Tauheed released the album.

While most of the activations started in Atlanta, a noble nod to 2 Chainz for taking care of home first, the merchandise is available to anyone with internet access.Trap salons, trap merch stores, and what may be my favorite, trap fitness are popping up everywhere. Trap Fit Fest, who hosted the official Pretty Girls Fit Fest will also bring the experience to other cities, with other themes. Next up, New York! Take a look at the slideshow, complete with fitting captions from the album.

I'ma tell you this right now If you, if you woke up this mornin', you winnin' for real-Big Amount

No excuse for this, you only get one life. You only get once chance-Sleep when you die

Never fabricated about my fabric, the scale, that's my apparatus-Burglar Bars

She wanna vibe, yeah. That's a vibe, yeah-It's a Vibe

Your trunk in the front. Well check this out my top in the trunk.-Good Drank

I cover my scars with the tats on tats. You better back, back.-Realize

Brittiany Cierra is probably doing squats to 2 Chainz right now. Send her your favorite trap playlist on Instagram and twitter.


At SXSW The FADER brings the bass

This slide show and live stream are FOMO inducing

The FADER Fort was the place to be Friday, March 18, 2017, at SXSW . Friday signaled the beginning of the end of the two week festival and conference held in Austin, Texas. Initially the event started off as conference with a heavy focus on technology, film, and indie artists but as time and popularity grew, the event brought forth some of the music world's biggest sponsors and acts.

Yesterday, The FADER Fort hosted performances by D.R.A.M., The Japanese House, Lizzo, Kyle, Shy Glizzy, Tommy Genesis, Goon, Khalid, and Dams of the West on the main stage, with DJ sets by Zaytoven, Huw Stephens, and Diamond Kuts. Young M.A. made an appearance and sat down with the FADER team for an interview, D.R.A.M. closed out his set with a live band accompanying him as he performed Broccoli and walked through the crowd, and Kyle went crowd surfing with an actual surfboard (surfbort–sorry, had to get that out).

Catch the fort's live stream all day today and see the moments you missed in the slideshow below. I've seen 2 Chainz perform live and the energy is unmatched. Good choice to close out the fort tonight. Have a favorite SXSW moment? Chat me up on Instagram and twitter.

Today's lineup at The FADER FORT
Saturday, March 18th 2017


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Corinne from The Bachelor starred in a hilariously awful 2 Chainz video

Scantily-clad women holding ounces of weed like burritos and Corinne looking half-dead.

We can now say with slightly more assurance that Corinne Olympios has been gunning for fame after Barstool Sports uncovered her 2011 nightmare performance in Juicy J and 2 Chainz's video for "Zip & A Double Cup."

While Juicy J certainly has his ups and downs (mostly the latter), 2 Chainz is something of a Popdust darling. Despite our love for the multi-chained rap mogul, this video is an aesthetic and auditory calamity.

Corinne appears from the 1:46 mark to roughly 2:04.

First off, this song came along at one of the lowest points in trap history. Mainsteam artists for trap included the lesser side of 2 Chainz and Old Gucci. Both options weren't exactly stellar. You also have the eternally washed-up Juicy J contributing an absolute C minus verse to what had to be the stalest beat they could find. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to find this song and video on as some sort of industry lambaste on an episode of Tyler, the Creator's Loiter Squad.

Now, I'm a big supporter of Bachelor 21's already-infamous villain, Corinne, but this is not a good look for her. First of all, this is one of those extremely demeaning, stereotypically offensive rap videos that'll be in racist history textbooks that the Texas children of 2035 will be reading in their part three of their American history class. They use a ton of painfully archaic slurs and every woman in the video looks either crazed or dazed, which adds kind of a rapey overtone to the whole affair.

Beyond the more jagged edges of the video, there's also the hilarious conception of what weed does. As soon as they mention that righteous cheeb they begin the "wavy" visual effect straight out of a late 90s health class video on the dangers of marijuana.

Obviously back in 2011 marijuana laws were much stricter than they are now, but could they not have acquired better looking fake weed? That plus everyone who interacts with the weed other than 2 Chainz is doing anything but smoking it. They look it, they leaf through it like papers, and they also really look like they wanna eat it. Seriously, this woman's holding a zip like it's a god damn chipotle burrito.

Beggars can't be choosers b*tch this ain't Chipotle! - Kanye West