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Meek Mill Sits Down with Elliott Wilson for TidalXCRWN

Last night was one of the best nights I’ve ever had as a music journalist. Tidal hosted an in depth conversation with one of the most influential artists of our generation, Meek Mill.

He has come a tremendously long way from the streets of Philadelphia. In more ways than one, Mill has successfully beat the odds. That’s something to really take into account. When a black man, or someone from an impoverished neighborhood beats the odds they’re catapulted into a spotlight. They become everyone’s “example” of what to be. But as Meek explained, not all people who defeat adversity want to be an activist. He shared that he wants to keep being a role model for the youth and continue helping neighborhoods just like his own. And he also wants to enjoy his success like any regular person would.
I was able to attend Tidal’s live event. It was held at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. The crowd was vibrating with great energy. All music lovers gathered to listen to Meek speak. He provides motivation and inspiration for the many people he represents; People who have been counted out by society.  Meek spoke about Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, the time he spent in prison away from his son, Beyoncé shouting him out and more.

When Meek entered the stage everyone stood and applauded and cheered. The crowd was very open and accepting. It seemed as though each person in the audience genuinely cared for the artist they had become a fan of. He shared some funny moments: like when Kevin Hart and Michael Rubin came to visit him on his block* in prison or that awkward moment where he and Nicki Minaj are at dinner with Jay Z and Beyoncé and Jay decided to “accidentally” play Back to Back.
I even got to join in on the chat. Being from Philly I was able to watch Meek rise to fame, from the very beginning. I watched him take five steps forward in the music industry only to be knocked back ten, more than once. He remained determined. Each time an entry was blocked he made sure to have another way to get in the door. That is why he is so inspirational to our city. The Philadelphia Eagles fka “the underdogs” coming out to his monstrous hit “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)” during their 2017 Superbowl win is a testament to that.
Before then the song had already stood as an anthem for anyone who was enduring hard times and planning on coming out on top. And past our city limits Meek is garnering a diehard fan base. I ran into a singer from New York, Nadia, with a cool DC tattoo. DC stands for “Dream Chasers,” a group and mantra initiated by Mill to push everyone forward.

[I remember when I first heard the Intro. There were three of my friends and I in our dorm. We all anticipated Meek Mill releasing his debut studio album, Dreams and Nightmares. The city was ON FIRE waiting for it and we brought that fire with us to college. When the beat started to play we all looked at each other. That’s the exact moment I realized that you cannot count this man out. We had to run the song back at least 20 times. It filled us with so much energy and we learned all the lyrics that night.]
As a music journalist my goal for all artists is to let them know how they have impacted millions of people. I want them to know that the consumers of their art appreciate them sharing so much of themselves with us. I wanted artists to know that they truly do resonate with a vast variety of people for a multitude of reasons. And that, when they experience adversity their supporters are along for the ride.
Check out my question below and make sure to stream the full Conversation with Elliott Wilson & Meek Mill on Tidal.

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Aunyéa Lachelle Gives us the REAL on Cardi B and Nicki Minaj

“I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time, in person.”- Cardi B

Aunyéa Lachelle is back and giving us the REAL scoop on what actually transpired between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. During a quick, yet intense encounter. The two rappers exchanged words, among some other things at New York Fashion Week.
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Kelis Breaks Her Silence on Marriage to Nas

Nas and Kelis, two amazing and creative artist wed in 2003. To the public the pair was ideal. Even after all of these years, their marital image had been squeaky clean. Until recently, Kelis sat with Hollywood Unlocked in an exclusive interview. Nas’ ex-wife explains, she woke up and decided that she would not hold her tongue any longer.
The interview details their relationship, from being young and in love, to maturing and falling out of love. Kelis recounts occasions when Nas would become belligerently drunk and physically abuse her. She recalls the night Rihanna’s domestic violence pictures surfaced. She says she was in that moment, covered in bruises herself and didn’t have the courage to submit them to the public.”I didn’t want that to be my career.” she explained.
This interview is full of surprises. Kelis also spotlights Nas’ absentee fathering and she touches on the public encouraging her to get back with Nas. On more than one occasion Nas has not been there for their child, Kelis claims that Nas is for the public. She also denounces that she wants anything to do with him. She says to Nicki “Please take him back, he’s lonely.” Check out the interview below and leave your thoughts in the comment section.
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Does Safaree Want Nicki or Nikki?

Since their very public split, Safaree and Nicki Minaj have kept their distance. It seems like Safaree is now trying to close that gap.
After dating Meek Mill and Nas, Nicki Minaj is still the apple of Safaree’s eye or is he reminiscing over Love & Hip-Hop star Nikki Mudarris? He’s even found a new reality star love interest; Dream Doll. But all signs lead to his childhood friend turned lover.
He recently performed in New York at SOBs and had a message for Nicki/Nikki. We’ll never know since he didn’t give us a full name.
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Safaree openly shares his love for Minaj’s music on social media often.
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How Cardi B Stole 2017

Cardi B has had one hell of a year. The social media celebrity rose to fame after gaining popularity for her authentic and HILARIOUS posts. After reaching millions of followers, it was time for a bigger platform. Mona Scott Young noticed Cardi’s influence and had to have her on reality show, Love & Hip-Hop. From the first episode, she won the audience’s loyalty. Since then, her career has been taking off.
After releasing Gangsta B*tch Music Vol 1 & 2, it was time for Cardi to kick it into high-gear. Then BOOM, there it is. Her breakout song, Bodak Yellow. Released June 2017, the song earned Cardi congratulations and words of encouragement from idols turned peers. J. Cole , Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson , Ghostface Killah, and Pusha T just to name a few.

To top off all of her career success, Cardi has also found success in her love life. Just a few months ago at Powerhouse in Philadelphia,  Offset of the Migos got down on one knee and proposed in front of thousands.

Now Cardi is apart of the Migos FAM-ILY
 
 
 
Her hard work has been met with various award nominations. Ranging from the Grammys, to BET, and even Billboard. I’m not sure if Cardi plans to gift us with more heat before 20178, but she just dropped of three tracks that we can’t get enough of. Check them out below.
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Remy Ma Vs Azealia Banks | Beef EXPOSED

 
 
 
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Aunyéa Lachelle gives us the scoop on the latest Azealia Banks fiasco. Remy Ma recently took to Instagram to air some things out. Looks like Azealia has done it this time.
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Remy Ma Vs Azealia Banks | Beef EXPOSED

 

 

 

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Aunyéa Lachelle gives us the scoop on the latest Azealia Banks fiasco. Remy Ma recently took to Instagram to air some things out. Looks like Azealia has done it this time.

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