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Roddy Ricch Wins Album of the Year at the 2020 BET Awards

Roddy Ricch has taken home one of the biggest honors at the 2020 BET Awards tonight.

On Sunday (June 28), the Roddy won Album of the Year for his debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. The nominees for this year include Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch, DaBaby’s Kirk, Megan Thee Stallion’s Fever and Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You.

The 16-track album features appearances from Gunna, Lil Durk, Meek Mill, Mustard, Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The album, which dropped back in December, landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart a week after it was released. Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial has been No. 1 on the chart on four different occasions.

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Roddy was nominated for five awards altogether including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Album of the Year for the aforementioned LP, Video of the Year for “The Box,” the Viewer’s Choice Award for “The Box” and Best New Artist.

In 2019, Cardi B was awarded the victory with her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy The rapper’s first LP beat Travis Scott, Meek Mill and The Carters at last year’s ceremony.

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The 2020 BET Award nominees were announced earlier this month with Drake leading among his peers with six nods. Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy trailed closely behind Drizzy with five nominations each. This is the “Bacc Seat” rapper’s first time winning this award in this category. He joins the ranks of artists like Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar, who won in previous years.

Prior to the nominees being announced, BET revealed that although the country is experiencing a pandemic, which has forced show production to cease, they will still be holding their annual event. The award show, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, was done virtually.

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BET said in a statement back in May, “Using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, the show will continue, allowing the audience to join in a celebration of black love, joy, pride and power with an all-star lineup.”

Congratulations to Roddy Ricch and everybody involved in the making of this project.

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Rubi Rose Shuts Down Age Controversy Over “Bad and Boujee” Video, “I Was 18”

Rubi Rose

Rubi Rose Shuts Down Age Controversy Over “Bad and Boujee” Video, “I Was 18”

Rubi Rose has swiftly risen to stardom in recent years, gearing up for the release of her debut album following a string of successful singles. Her journey into the spotlight began with appearances in iconic 2010s music videos. While she made waves in Cardi B’s “WAP,” her initial breakthrough came from her cameo in Migos’ chart-topping hit “Bad and Boujee.”

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Recently, Rose’s appearance on the Joe Budden Podcast sparked a flurry of controversy. During the interview, she mentioned being only 16 when she starred in the “Bad and Boujee” video, igniting a backlash over the perceived inappropriateness of her casting at such a young age. The public outcry was so intense that Rose felt compelled to clarify her statement.

Taking to Twitter, the rapper corrected the record, posting a clip from the podcast with a caption: “I was 18 in the ‘Bad and Boujee’ video y’all,” she wrote. “My bad.” Indeed, the math supports her claim. Born on October 2, 1997, Rose was 18 when the video was filmed and 19 when it was released on October 31, 2016.

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This isn’t the first time Rose’s age has stirred up controversy. In a December 2023 VladTV interview, she hinted at past romantic involvements with rappers Travis Scott and 21 Savage. The interview raised eyebrows as she might have been underage during those relationships. When the interviewer pointed out that she was 21 at the time of the interview, Rose’s evasive reaction added fuel to the speculation.

Internet detectives uncovered old Instagram posts from 2014, liked by Travis Scott, despite Rose being only 16 at the time. They also found a deleted tweet where she implied lying about her age, stating, “Sometimes u have to lie about your age when it comes to NFL players.”

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Currently, Rubi Rose is dating Druski, who is closer to her age at 29, seemingly steering clear of the age-gap controversies that have shadowed her past.

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DJ SKILZ and Summer Lee Carlson Unite to Pioneer a New Era in EDM

DJ SKILZ and Summer Lee Carlson

DJ SKILZ, the distinguished Italian American Club/Scratch DJ and producer renowned as “The Scratch Enforcer,” has joined forces with American expat singer-songwriter Summer Lee Carlson in a transformative musical collaboration. With a global reputation as the “American DJ Scratch Guy,” DJ SKILZ brings his unparalleled scratching expertise to Carlson’s compelling compositions, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of contemporary EDM.

Based in Cambodia, Summer Lee Carlson blends playful narratives with profound lyrical depth, drawing inspiration from the legacies of influential female vocalists and songwriters. Their collaboration spans six meticulously crafted tracks, each meticulously engineered by DJ SKILZ to amplify Carlson’s exceptional vocal range and expressive storytelling.

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Influenced by the dynamic sounds of Eurodance luminaries like La Bouche and Corona, DJ SKILZ integrates these nostalgic influences with cutting-edge EDM elements. His goal is to encapsulate the infectious energy of classic tracks while infusing them with a modern sensibility that resonates with today’s listeners. Their latest single, “Grace,” released on May 27th, features Carlson’s captivating vocals complemented by a guest appearance from Sparky B, whose dynamic rap verse enriches the track’s genre-defying appeal.

As DJ SKILZ and Summer Lee Carlson continue to push the boundaries of EDM, their collaboration promises to redefine the genre’s landscape. With tracks such as “Feel The Music,” “What You Want,” “Strolling By,” “In The Ground,” and “Why So Serious (Remix)” already resonating with audiences worldwide, their partnership stands as a testament to creative innovation and artistic synergy.

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You can stream and listen to all the singles below on Spotify:

(Feel The Music)

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(What You Want)

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(Strolling By)

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(In the Ground (Edm MIX)

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(Why so Serious (Edm Remix)

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(Grace)

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