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Hip-Hop Heavyweights and Rising Stars Steal the Spotlight, iHeartRadio Music Awards 2024 Nominees Revealed

Hip-Hop Heavyweights and Rising Stars Steal the Spotlight, iHeartRadio Music Awards 2024 Nominees Revealed

 

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In an electrifying lineup, the likes of J. Cole, 21 Savage, and Drake dominate the nominations for the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards in the hip-hop category. But it’s not just the big names taking center stage; emerging talents such as Doechii, Ice Spice, Lola Brooke, Sexyy Red, and Young Nudy are making waves in the Best New Artist category. The complete list of nominees, unveiled earlier this week, promises a night of thrilling competition and celebration.

According to John Sykes, president of entertainment enterprises for iHeartMedia, “The iHeartRadio Music Awards is a night where we celebrate the biggest artists and songs fans loved listening to on the radio all year long. We’ll also share stories from the artists themselves about their hard-fought journeys to the top of the charts.”

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Tom Poleman, president and chief programming officer for iHeartMedia, chimed in, stating, “Our iHeartRadio Music Awards are special because they’re truly reflective of what listeners love. We’re excited to share the journey on how they became the biggest songs and celebrate these amazing artists with music fans across the nation together live from Los Angeles.” Save the date, as the iHeartRadio Music Awards are set to air live on Fox from Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater on April 1. Get ready for a night of music magic and unforgettable performances!

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Rap Royalty Rumble, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B Square Off in Release Date Duel, Joe Budden Spills the Tea

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Rap Royalty Rumble, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B Square Off in Release Date Duel, Joe Budden Spills the Tea

 

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The battle for rap supremacy between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B has been a long-standing saga, and just when you thought the dust had settled, it seems the queens are gearing up for another showdown. Recent events, including the release of Pink Friday 2 and the fiery “Like What” freestyle, have reignited discussions about the timing of their drops, prompting speculation about strategic release date maneuvers.

In a recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, the titular host, Joe Budden, threw gasoline on the fire, claiming that Nicki Minaj has a history of adjusting her album release dates to coincide with Cardi B’s. According to Budden, whenever Cardi was gearing up to drop a project, Nicki would swiftly alter her plans, playing a game of musical chairs with release dates.

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“I ain’t trying to start any fires here [sorry, Joe], but Nicki changed that date like five times trying to sync up with Cardi’s drops,” Budden spilled to his intrigued co-hosts. “That was supposed to be the 50 and Kanye moment. It would’ve been a big boost for Cardi, you know? Nicki was going to sell regardless, but Cardi could’ve ridden that wave for a major marketing win.”

However, as fate would have it, the anticipated clash didn’t materialize, and Nicki dropped her project independently. Budden speculates that Cardi may have backed out, hinting at a retreat from the anticipated face-off. As we enter the sixth year of this rivalry, Budden suggests that other female rappers might be facing similar behind-the-scenes drama, where branding speaks louder than the music itself.

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As the debate rages on, we want to hear from you! What’s your take on this ongoing feud? Share your thoughts in the comments below. And while you’re at it, let us know your stance on other hot topics, like the Big Three rankings for 2010s hip-hop featuring Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Drake. Stay tuned to Honk Magazine for the latest updates on Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and all things hip-hop.

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Kid Cudi Unleashes Cinematic Fever, Two Films, a Head Tattoo, and the Beat Goes On

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Kid Cudi Unleashes Cinematic Fever, Two Films, a Head Tattoo, and the Beat Goes On

 

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2024 has already witnessed Kid Cudi‘s musical revolution with the release of INSANO and its NITRO MEGA expansion, but the Cleveland visionary is far from done. In a recent Twitter revelation on March 2, Cudi tantalizingly teased two upcoming films, promising a rollercoaster ride of madness and hilarity.

“I got the music outta me,” he declared, igniting excitement among fans. “HELL NAW, the film at Sony with the Lucas Bros is coming together beautifully. It’s madddd funny and ridiculous. Can’t wait for y’all to see this madness.” And that’s not all – Cudi’s directorial debut, “TEDDY,” is on the horizon, set to unfold its magic sometime after the tour.

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Breaking away from the musical scene, the 40-year-old maestro has boldly announced a shift toward film, with his next album slated for 2026. “Expect an album from me every other year,” he shared. “Next year is all about filmin’. Got a bunch of stuff I need to get done. Film and TV. Taking a year off music to do it all.”

But the surprises don’t end there. Cudi, known for pushing creative boundaries, recently flaunted a striking floral head tattoo that encircles his skull, marking a bold departure from his usual artistic expressions.

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Returning to the cinematic realm, “Hell Naw,” a zombie horror comedy co-written with the talented minds behind “Judas & The Black Messiah,” promises to blend laughter and spine-chilling horror. Cudi guarantees, “You will be shook. I promise. Y’all know I don’t play around.”

On a more personal note, “Teddy” draws inspiration from Cudi’s 2009 hit, “Pursuit of Happiness.” Executive produced by Jay-Z and Jeymes Samuel, this comedy promises to weave Cudi’s personal struggles and experiences into a tapestry of trippy, fun, and poignant moments. Cudi believes, “This film is very close to my heart. It’s trippy, it’s fun, it’s sad, it’s life.”

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For the latest on Kid Cudi’s electrifying journey into film and all things creative, stay tuned to Honk Magazine. The beat goes on, and Cudi’s cinematic symphony is just beginning!

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