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Pop Smoke To Release Second Posthumous Album In July

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Last July, Pop Smoke‘s posthumous debut album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, was released with features from Quavo, Lil’ Baby, DaBaby, 50 Cent, Roddy Ricch and several others. Debuting at number one with 251,000 units sold in its first week of being released, Pop Smoke has since won two Billboard Music Awards and a GRAMMY nomination.

Though he did not live to see these accomplishments, Pop Smoke left behind a slew of music. Enough for his estate to release a sophomore effort, scheduled to drop July 16 via Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records. Though there is no word on features or who will be executive producing the project (after 50 Cent denied he would), Pop’s estate has released a trailer filled with archived footage of the Brooklyn rapper.

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Lil Durk and India Royale Reportedly Fired Shots at Gunmen During Home Invasion

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation are reportedly investigating a home invasion that went down in Lil Durk’s home.

According to TMZ, the home invasion occurred around 5 a.m., Sunday, July 10 at Durk’s home, located in Braselton, Georgia, an hour outside of Atlanta. It was reported that the “Should’ve Duck” rapper and his girlfriend, India Royale were inside the home during the invasion and exchanged gunfire with several unidentified suspects. GBI reports that the suspects fled the scene and are still at large. No injuries were reported.

The story is still developing.

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H.E.R. Announces Forthcoming Reggae Album

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Just a few weeks removed from her latest project Back Of my Mind, H.E.R. has revealed that her next project will be reggae-inspired.

During her interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1, H.E.R. stated that she loves the Caribbean culture and wants to go all-in in celebrating it.

“Honestly I love Caribbean music,” H.E.R. tells Ebro. “I didn’t really have a full appreciation of it until I moved to New York, until I went to the East Coast, and I got into dancehall and I got into some of the more uptempo club records. I literally have been a huge fan of reggae since I was a young kid.”

News of a new reggae album serves as a follows behind H.E.R.’s June release Back Of My Mind which featured contributions from Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Baby, and Yung Bleu. The songstress also announced the return of her now sold-out Lights On Festival in Concord, Calif. The two-day event will feature performances by Erykah Badu, Bryson Tiller, and Keyshia Cole.

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Lil Baby Reportedly Arrested In Paris After Transporting Narcotics

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Lil Baby was reportedly arrested in Paris on Thursday, July 8, for transporting narcotics.

According to reports, the vehicle that the “Drip Too Hard’ rapper was riding reeked of cannabis. At 4:50 pm on 33 avenue Montaigne, The Parisian police investigated the vehicle and recovered 20 grams of weed, found in the vehicle’s glove compartment.

James Harden, who was riding with Lil Baby, was detained but released soon after. Lil Baby, however, remains in custody.

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The Parisian police arrested three individuals, including Lil Baby, and charged them with transporting narcotics. It is still an active investigation.

Lil Baby and James Harden were in Paris for Paris Fashion Week.

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