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Reason Clashes With TDE Co-President Moosa over Album Rollout

“Aye, Dave, Dot [Kendrick Lamar], I love them n-ggas. Dave never wanted us to sign Reason. He called him a substitute teacher,” Moosa remarked candidly.

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Reason Clashes With TDE Co-President Moosa over Album Rollout

In the lead-up to the release of his album Porches, rapper Reason found himself in a public dispute with his record label, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). The tension came to a head during an episode of T-Rell‘s “BACKONFIGG” on Monday night (August 7), where Reason aired his frustrations regarding the rollout of his upcoming album.

Seated alongside TDE DJ MackWop, Reason didn’t hold back as he accused TDE of mishandling his album rollout and bungling features from prominent artists like Latto and EST Gee. The rapper, who signed with TDE in 2018, expressed his disappointment over various aspects of the rollout process.

“We had certain features lined up that could’ve gone through,” Reason lamented. “We had the budget, we had the feature lined up, takes too long to get pushed through, feature price ended up going up or something goes away. Content ideas lined up, not executed. Rollout ideas lined up, not executed.”

He elaborated on the missed opportunities: “It was a few different things. I had Latto lined up for something, not executed. I had EST Gee lined up, not executed. Like, us not pushing through. Features lined up, we got a price set, video and verse for the love, takes too long.”

Reason also provided a specific example involving EST Gee: “I’ll speak on the EST Gee shit specifically — took too long to get through to EST Gee and his people and be like, ‘Yo, this is what we wanna do.’ By the time we ended up connecting with him and reaching out, he dropped a record with Future and the record went crazy. Now, the feature is $25,000 more than what it already was.”

The situation took a turn when TDE co-president Anthony “Moosa” Tiffith Jr., the son of label founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith Sr., called into the stream to address Reason’s grievances. Moosa began by challenging T-Rell and MackWop to name 10 of Reason’s songs, a task they struggled to complete. He then shared insights into TDE’s initial reservations about signing Reason, stating that former co-president Dave Free had referred to him as a “substitute teacher.”

“Aye, Dave, Dot [Kendrick Lamar], I love them n-ggas. Dave never wanted us to sign Reason. He called him a substitute teacher,” Moosa remarked candidly. He also questioned the potential impact of an EST Gee collaboration on Reason’s career trajectory, highlighting that the rapper has previously worked with artists like ScHoolboy Q.

Moosa’s commentary ignited a back-and-forth between the co-president and Reason. The rapper repeatedly posed the question: “You wanna have a conversation or you wanna go viral, which one you wanna do?”

Set to release on Friday, August 11, Reason’s album Porches features collaborations with Doechii, SiR, Baby Tate, Zacari, Ray Vaughn, and other notable artists with production handled by Boi-1daVinylz and more.

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The New 1017 Rapper Enchanting Passes Away; Coi Leray, Gucci Mane and More Respond to Her Passing

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After being placed on life support, 26-year-old rapper Enchanting has tragically passed away.

The Texas native signed with Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 label in 2020. She released her debut project, No Luv, in 2022, featuring the singles “Want Sum” and “Track & Field” with Kaliii. Her latest project, Luv Scarred / No Luv (Deluxe), was released in 2023.

A representative from her management team informed The Shade Room that Enchanting was struggling with withdrawals, saying, “She came to my house the last four days to get clean. She tried her best, and I did everything I could to help her. She tried.”

Coi Leray, Monaleo, and others confirmed her passing on social media.

“I’ll see you later, sister. Save me a spot, baby! I love you 4L and after,” Monaleo wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).




“They pulled the plug, bro. This shit is so fucked up. I just knew you were gonna pull through, @luvenchanting. You’ll forever be Stop6 Princess and Kasino First Lady,” wrote Lil CJ Kasino on Instagram.


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1017 Rapper Enchanting on Life Support: What We Know So Far

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Gucci Mane‘s 1017 artist Enchanting has reportedly been placed on life support.

While the reasons for her condition remain undisclosed, Enchanting’s sister, Kayy Jayy, confirmed on Facebook that Enchanting is indeed on life support but has not passed away, contrary to some reports. “Can y’all stop posting until you have actual facts,” she wrote. “She’s still fighting, she’s not dead… I’m here at the hospital. My sister is not dead.”

1017 Artist Enchanting on Life Support: What We Know So Far

Enchanting signed with Gucci Mane’s 1017 label in 2020. She released her debut project, No Luv, in 2022, supported by the singles “Want Sum” and “Track & Field” with Kaliii. Her most recent project, Luv Scarred / No Luv (Deluxe), came out in 2023. Reflecting on her passion for music, she said, “I feel like music was always something that came naturally to me. I realized I should probably put more time and effort into it, because it felt effortless, unlike trying to force a talent.”

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Nicki Minaj Arrested in Amsterdam for Alleged Drug Possession

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While preparing to travel to her next tour stop in Manchester, United Kingdom, Nicki Minaj experienced a significant delay at the Amsterdam airport.

She was held up for over two hours after being informed by the pilot that her luggage was subjected to a random search. Documenting the incident on X and Instagram Live, Nicki expressed her belief that the Dutch police intentionally caused her to miss her flight, alleging that she was being targeted by her former management and ex-road manager.



The Trinidadian rapper was subsequently arrested when Dutch law enforcement claimed to have found pre-rolls of marijuana in her luggage. “I’m not going in there. I need a lawyer present,” she insisted.

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