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18 Top Hip-Hop/Rap Music Producers - BrainWave Fusion

It might seem easier than ever to make a hit rap song these days. The importance of wordplay may have diminished in the minds of some fans (Lil Pump's "Gucci Gang" repeats the titular catchphrase a hypnotizing 53 times) but when it comes to the sonics, the production has to slap, bottom line.

The role of the producer is as crucial as ever. Sure, Playboi Carti's "Magnolia" has replay value for days, but it was Pi'erre Bourne's The Jamie Foxx Show-inspired beat tag and production that served as the foundation for one of the year's biggest bangers. Then, of course, there are the behind-the-board vets whose tracks paved the way to Billboard and Grammy honors. Kendrick Lamar's "HUMBLE." shot to No. 1 on the Hot 100 with an assist from Mike WiLL Made-It, who also worked with the Compton lyricist on two other tracks from the soon-to-be classic DAMN. 

On the East Coast, Brooklyn's living legend JAY-Z tapped No I.D. to produce the entirety of 4:44, another beloved LP. And don't forget the contributions of rising hitmakers like Ronny J, who helped catapult the careers of SoundCloud rap stars like Smokepurpp and Ski Mask The Slump God.

While there are an endless amount that delivered bangers this year, XXL took a holistic look back at 2017 to highlight 30 hip-hop producers—in no particular order—who made an impact.

Metro Boomin

Young Metro is one of hip-hop’s most sought-after producers, and this year, his status in the game was literally cemented when RapCaviar created a life-size statue in his honor. Named the year's biggest U.S hit songwriter (so far) in June by Music Business Worldwide, Metro Boomin manipulated the undeniable flutes on Future's "Mask Off" and laced Kodak Black ("Tunnel Vision") and Drake ("No Complaints") with some bangers as well. His collaborative efforts with Nav and Big Sean—Perfect Timing and Double or Nothing, respectively—were generally well-received, but it was his surprise Halloween project with Offset and 21 Savage that sent the internet into a frenzy. Without Warning was the biggest surprise album of 2017, with “Ric Flair Drip” remaining a mainstay on the Billboard charts to this day.

Future - Mask Off

Tay Keith

Tay Keith’s production is prototypical trap music, and Southern rap artists have taken notice. When the young Memphis native isn’t studying for his degree at Middle Tennessee State University, Tay is behind the boards creating head-knocking beats for artists like Moneybagg Yo, BlocBoy JB, Yo Gotti and Blac Youngsta. He produced his standout cut “Lil Bitch” for the latter, and luckily for us, his hi-hat and snare selections are just beginning to spread around the industry. He's recently been spotted in the studio with hometown heavyweight Juicy J, so one can only imagine what he’ll bang out next.

Pi'erre Bourne

There's no question that Pi'erre Bourne is one of 2017's breakout producers. Hip-hop was first introduced to the South Carolina native's video game-inspired sounds on Young Nudy's 2016 mixtape Slimeball, on which he produced tracks like "Butt Naked Bitches" and "Nun Like This." This year, however, Pi'erre debuted on the Billboard charts for the first time ever due to Playboi Carti's "wokeupliikethis*" with Lil Uzi Vert, and Carti's now-platinum 2017 summer anthem "Magnolia." His tagline, "Yo Pi'erre, you wanna come out here?"—taken from a scene on The Jamie Foxx Show—is now recognized nationwide, becoming just as popular as the songs he produces. Pi'erre is working with 21 Savage and Drake on upcoming music.

Playboi Carti - Magnolia

Ronny J

Ronny J has gained a new wave of followers due to his lo-fi, bass-rattling production for Smokepurpp, Ski Mask The Slump God and Lil Pump. The beatmaker/rapper has worked with Purpp extensively this year, and it's paid off—their May track "Audi" was just certified gold. In recent weeks, Ronny J has produced "Hi Bich" for Bhad Bhabie, and three of the five tracks on XXXTentacion's latest project, A GHETTO CHRISTMAS CAROL! EP. Stay tuned for more from the Jersey-bred, Miami-based artist.

Smokepurpp "Audi" (WSHH Exclusive - Official Music Video)


You can't listen to this year's rising rap stars without hearing music from Bighead, also known as Bighead on the Beat, or @killbighead on social media. His productions run the gamut of rap's rookie class, blessing songs by the likes of Uno The Activist, Yung Gleesh, Lil Tracy and the late Lil Peep. Bighead is most known, however, for his co-production work on Lil Pump's self-titled debut album, songs like "Molly" (with Ronny J), "Flex Like Ouu" and of course the Gnealz-assisted "Gucci Gang," which sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, only down one spot from its peak.

Lil Pump - "Gucci Gang" (Official Music Video)


Ness HBTL is having just as good a year as his labelmates, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Don Q. During the first quarter, Ness and Cameron Pasquale’s joint beat graced Drake and Giggs “KMT,” which had caused some controversy between the 6 God and XXXTentacion. Nevertheless, Kodak Black dropped his debut studio album Painting Pictures, a couple of weeks later, which spawned the piano ballad “Patty Cake,” co-produced by Ness, Nick Seely and Ben Billions. He later linked up with Nick Seely again to co-produce Boogie’s “Say A” off his debut album, The Bigger Artist.

“Issues” by PnB Rock—co-produced by Pasquale—is another notable cut from this year, as well as his solo tracks and projects. Will Ness be one of the next artists to blow up off of High Bridge the Label? Only time will tell.


Kodak Black - Patty Cake [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Murda Beatz

In addition to his work on 2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, Murda Beatz has created sounds for Travis Scott ("Butterfly Effect"), A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Yo Gotti. The Toronto-based hitmaker also worked with CuBeatz for Nicki Minaj’s “No Frauds,” Migos’ Culture 2 single “MotorSport,” and two cuts off Drake's More Life. He's closing the year strong by contributing three tracks to Quavo and Travis Scott’s collaborative endeavor, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.

Travis Scott - Butterfly Effect

Maaly Raw

Maaly Raw made his hip-hop entry in 2016, but his 2017 credits cemented him as one of Philly's top hitmakers. Raw has continued to cut futuristic, slap-heavy bangers for Uzi this year, specifically on the critically acclaimed Luv Is Rage 2 album, on which he produced "Dark Queen," "444+222," Unfazed" and "Early 20 Rager." His sound also caught the ears of Meek Mill and G Herbo, who both recruited Raw's instrumentals for their respective LPs.

Meek Mill - Ball Player (feat. Quavo) [OFFICIAL AUDIO]


YoungBoy Never Broke Again first rapped on a Dubba-AA beat last year, but the two have since become an unstoppable duo. Dubba laced YoungBoy's mixtapes Ain’t Too Long, AI YoungBoy, and Fed Baby's with Moneybagg Yo. Dubba also linked with longtime friend and collaborator Kodak Black for "Water," another YoungBoy collab
YoungBoy Never Broke Again - "GG" (Remix) [feat. A Boogie With the Hoodie] (Official Video)

No I.D.

Much was said of JAY-Z's extreme candor on his late-career classic 4:44. But aside from the lyricism, the production—handled exclusively by No I.D.—made the album one of the year's strongest releases. The legendary producer took R&B, gospel and reggae samples to a new level on soulful cuts like "4:44," "Family Feud" and "Bam." His role went beyond just moving switches, turning dials and chopping samples, though. No I.D. served as a producer in the most literal sense, helping Hov open up and let loose some of the most raw emotions you'll find in all of his catalog. Dion's stellar work on 4:44 has earned him a  nomination for Producer of the Year at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
JAY-Z - The Story of O.J.


CashmoneyAP is responsible for several of this summer's rap-a-longs. His hi-hat techniques make for great production, specifically on tracks like NexXthursday’s “Sway” with Quavo and Lil Yachty, Honcho Da Savage and Smooky MarGielaa’s “Misfit” and Ski Mask The Slump God’s “BabyWipe,” which has been streamed more than 17 million times on SoundCloud since dropping seven months ago. Other highlights of this year for AP include Desiigner’s “Holy Ghost” and “Malibu” tracks, as well the viral “Nowadays” cut by Lil Skies.
Honcho Da Savage Feat. Smooky MarGielaa "Misfit" (WSHH Exclusive - Official Music Video)

$lick $loth of $uicideboy$

$lick $loth, also known as $crim, is the producer behind the boards of almost every $uicideboy$ track. As a beatmaker, $loth goes under the moniker Budd Dwyer, inspired by the politician of the same name who fatally shot himself during a conference in 1987. This year Budd is responsible for $uicideboy$ hits such as "2nd Hand" and "Now I'm Up to My Neck With Offers." He also handled most of the production on Juicy J's Highly Intoxicated mixtape, along with his $uicideboy$ partnerRuby da Cherry.
$UICIDEBOY$ - 2ND HAND (Prod. Budd Dwyer) (Lyrics/Subtitulado al Español)


There aren’t too many hip-hop projects producer Southside hasn’t touched this year. Other than “Mask Off,” the beatsmith helmed the music to Migos’ “Too Hotty,” Lil Durk’s “Goofy” with Jeezy and Future, “Everything” by G Herbo, and Gucci Mane and Migos’ now-platinum “I Get the Bag.” Then there’s his credits on Nav and Metro’s Perfect Timing, 21 Savage’s Issa Album, and Gucci’s latest, El Gato the Human Glacier, which he produced entirely. The list goes on and on—his latest work graces Quavo and Travis Scott's new album, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho—and will likely only extend into 2018.

Quality Control - Too Hotty ft. Migos

OG Parker

OG Parker was all about quality over quantity in 2017. The seasoned Quality Control producer is currently up for a 2018 Best Rap Album Grammy for his work on Migos' Culture. "Slippery" featuring Gucci Mane has been certified gold, as well as Chris Brown's "Pills & Automobiles," which he also laced. Parker's other highlights from this year include Gucci's "Enormous" cut with Ty Dolla $ign and "Liger" by Young Thug & Carnage.

Pills & Automobiles (Official Video)

Sonny Digital

Sonny Digital has been relatively quiet in 2017 in comparison to years past, but with the music he's dropped since the top of year, it's clear the Atlanta native hasn't missed a beat. Recently he's worked with both D.R.A.M. and Steve Aoki on their respective projects. He's also responsible for the music behind the highly-coveted 2017 XXL Freshman Class cyphers—which included XXXTentacion, Kap G and Ugly God rapping over his production.

Playboi Carti, XXXTentacion, Ugly God and Madeintyo's 2017 XXL Freshman Cypher


Boi-1da's notable credits this year include “Free Smoke” and “Do Not Disturb” off Drake’s More Life, Lana Del Rey’s “Summer Bummer” with A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti, and over a dozen tracks on Joyner Lucas’ latest project, 508-507-2209. Later in the year, Boi-1da produced G-Eazy's newest single “No Limit” with Allen Ritter, featuring Rocky and Cardi B; the track currently sits at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 10 on the Hot 100. He also executive-produced Belly’s entire Mumble Rap LP in the year’s last quarter, which features more than 11 bangers.

G-Eazy - No Limit REMIX ft. A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, French Montana, Juicy J, Belly

Mike WiLL Made-It

Per usual, Mike WiLL Made-It is having a solid year. The veteran producer has crafted racks like "Perfect Pint," "Gucci On My," Future's "Razzle Dazzle" and Rae Sremmurd's "Perplexing Pegasus"—all are among the year's strongest instrumentals. His work on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. album, however, took Mike WiLL's 2017 from great to absolutely astonishing. The Atlanta beatsmith is solely responsible for the production on "Humble" and "DNA," while also co-producing "XXX."
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.


Zaytoven continued his can't-knock catalog this year via collaborations with everyone from Future to Chief Keef. One of his more notable beats from this year was Young Dolph's "Play Wit Yo Bitch," the Memphis rapper's diss track to fellow hometown native Yo Gotti. Other work from Zaytoven this year includes Migos' "Big on Big" and his mixtape Where Would the Game Be Without Me 2.
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Coral Springs High School Shooter Kills 17

Hearing loud bangs as the shooter fired inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in PARKLAND, Fla., many of the students inside hid under desks or in closets, and barricaded doors.

Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old man, was equipped with a AR-15 rifle, gas mask, smoke grenades and multiple magazines of ammunition, opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets.
It was the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

The gunman has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities.

Frantic parents rushed to the school to find SWAT team members and ambulances surrounding the huge campus and emergency workers who appeared to be treating the wounded on sidewalks. Fifteen wounded survivors were hospitalized as bodies were recovered from inside and around the school.

"Our district is in a tremendous state of grief and sorrow," said Robert Runcie, superintendent of the school district in Parkland, about an hour's drive north of Miami. "It is a horrible day for us."
Authorities offered no immediate details about Cruz or his possible motive, except to say that he had been kicked out of the high school. Students who knew him described a volatile teenager whose strange behavior had caused others to end friendships with him.
Cruz's mother Lynda Cruz died of pneumonia on November 1, 2018 neighbors, friends and family members said. Cruz and her husband, who died of a heart attack several years ago, adopted Nikolas and his biological brother, Zachary, after the couple moved from Long Island in New York to Broward County.
The boys were left in the care of a family friend after their mother died, family member Barbara Kumbatovich, of Long Island, said.
Unhappy there, Nikolas Cruz asked to move in with a friend's family in northwest Broward. The family agreed and Cruz moved in around Thanksgiving.
According to the family's lawyer, who did not identify them, they knew that Cruz owned the AR-15 but made him keep it locked up in a cabinet. He did have the key, however. 

Victoria Olvera, a 17-year-old junior at the school, said Cruz was expelled last school year because he got into a fight with his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. She said he had been abusive to his girlfriend. "I think everyone had in their minds if anybody was going to do it, it was going to be him," she said.

Cruz was taken into custody without a fight about an hour after the shooting in a residential neighborhood about a mile away. He had multiple magazines of ammunition, authorities said. Read more at NJ.COM here Via Associated Press


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50 Cent & Lloyd Banks are apparently not speaking.

It's been a while since we got new music from 50 Cent but we do know that he's been working on Street King Immortal. He's previously stated that the album will be dropping at some point in 2018 but he hasn't solidified a date yet. For the past few weeks, he's been sharing snippets of his upcoming single "Crazy" featuring PnB Rock. From the several snippets he's shares, it sounds like this may be one of his most personal songs in recent times. There's references to his son, his ex-girlfriend and more noticeable, his current standing with Lloyd Banks.

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50 Cent says that he and Lloyd Banks are no longer on speaking terms in his song, "Crazy." The two have had issues for the past several years which explains why they haven't spoke.

"Called my son twice, he ain't picking up the phone / And Banks, me and him don't even talk no more/ You know 'cause of me, he ain't never had to sell crack/ Never used no knife or squeeze no strap," he raps in the snippet.

The two of them have had a complicated relationship for the past several years. Back in 2016, Lloyd Banks and The Game posed for a picture together in Dubai. 50 posted the picture on his Instagram and said, "What do you see when you look at this picture? I see confusion, I'm not sure if it's just me, I'm a Cancer shit don't get old with me." He wrote.

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However, despite their differences, Fif sent his public condolences to Lloyd Banks through Instagram after his grandmother passed away in 2017.

Peep the clips below.

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Donald Trump Fires Back At JAY-Z Following CNN Interview

fter JAY-Z referred to Donald Trump as a “superbug” during the premiere of CNN’s The Van Jones Show on Saturday (January 27), the current POTUS fired back. On Sunday (January 28), Trump headed to his favorite mode of communication — Twitter — to respond to the Hip Hop giant and patted himself on the back for a decline in the African-American unemployment rate.





Trump’s retort was specifically aimed at Hov’s answer to Van Jones’ question about whether it’s acceptable for Trump “to say terrible things but put money in our pockets” amid Trump’s assertion that unemployment for African-Americans has dropped.

The 4:44 mastermind refuted that claim “because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point.”

He added, “You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point. It goes back to the whole thing — ‘treat me really bad and pay me well.’ It’s not going to lead to happiness, it’s going to lead to, again, the same thing. Everyone’s going to be sick.”

As reported by CNN, there’s been a slight improvement. In 1990, only 11.3 percent of African-Americans had four-year college degrees, compared to 22 percent for whites, according to Census data. In 2017, those numbers had risen to 24 percent and 34.5 percent.

Hov was the first guest on The Van Jones Show and during the conversation, he opened up about his marriage to Beyoncé, the #MeToo movement and his critically acclaimed album, 4:44.

(The original version was published on January 27, 2018 and can be found below.)

JAY-Z already confessed his extramarital affair on his 14th studio album, 4:44. On the title track, he issued an apology to his wife Beyoncé and seemed genuinely haunted by his indiscretions.

“I apologize often womanize/ Took for my child to be born/ See through a woman’s eyes/ Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles/ Took me too long for this song/ I don’t deserve you,” he rapped. Now, as the first guest on The Van Jones Show on CNN, Hov explains in further detail why he decided to fight for his marriage.

“[She’s] my soul mate, the person I love,” he said. “For us, we chose to fight for our love. For our family. To give our kids a different outcome. To break that cycle for black men and women.”

He added, “We were never a celebrity couple — we were a couple that happened to be celebrities. We are real people.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Hip Hop mogul touched on several politically charged topics, including the #MeToo movement. He believes it’s comparable to civil rights struggles.

“What we’re finding out?,” he asked. “It’s like racism — it existed the whole time. It’s almost like we normalized it. It’s the normalization of the things we do to survive. “I believe everything happens for a reason. Everything is a learning experience — the good, bad and the ugly. You know, this had to happen … What’s the alternative? You have to survive in America … things needed to be uncovered for the world to correct itself. … This had to happen for the world to purge itself.”

Although the full interview isn’t available (yet), watch a clip above where JAY-Z opens up about his firstborn daughter Blue Ivy, Trump’s “shithole”comment and the aforementioned #MeToo movement.

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Nelly Accused Of Sexual Assault By 2 More Women


AUBURN, WA – Nelly was accused of sexual assault by 21-year-old Monique Greene and subsequently arrested last October. Now, two more women have come forward asserting the multi-platinum-selling rapper sexually assaulted them as well. According to The Daily Beast,new court documents filed earlier this week claim Nelly has made a habit out of inviting fans backstage where he touches them inappropriately and, in some cases, masturbates in front of them.

The document includes another incident involving two women from the United Kingdom, identified as Jane Doe 1 and 2, who allege Nelly assaulted them while he was overseas. One of them women says the 43-year-old artist called her a “cunt” after not consenting to intercourse.

The Daily Beast reached out to Greene’s attorney Karen K. Koehler who said one accuser is a sergeant in the U.S. military, while the other is an English mother who doesn’t want to relive the trauma of what allegedly happened to her.

“They didn’t ask for this,” Koehler said. “You’re hanging out with the artist and it’s fun and then things change … in an instant.”

Koehler also says more accusers are planning to come forward.

Nelly was arrested on October 7, 2017 in Auburn, Washington. He denies any sexual assault ever occurred and is planning to countersue Greene after she threatened to sue for defamation and sexual assault.

(An updated version of this article was published on December 20, 2017 and can be found below.)

Nelly’s rape accuser has been identified as Seattle club host Monique Greene. After initially being uncooperative with prosecutors, Greene now wants to sue the Country Grammar rapper for sexual assault and defamation, according to TMZ.

But Nelly’s attorney Scott Rosenblum said he plans to countersue. “It comes as no surprise that Ms. Greene filed a lawsuit against Nelly seeking money after we announced our intention to hold her accountable,” Rosenblum said. “We always believed her accusation was motivated by greed.”

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The alleged incident occurred on the morning of October 7 after Nelly’s Seattle concert. Court documents obtained by TMZ say Greene was drinking with Nelly and his entourage before getting into an SUV with him. After being taken to his tour bus, which was parked in a Walmart parking lot, she allegedly sat on Nelly’s bed and he started masturbating. Despite Greene’s efforts to stop him, he then allegedly had sex with her against her will.

Greene reportedly said she was screaming that she wanted to leave. Consequently, an entourage member pushed her off the bus and Nelly promptly tossed her a $100 bill with the words, “Bye bye.”

In addition to the alleged sexual assault, Greene is also suing Nelly and his team for kicking off a “smear campaign” against her, saying she was only after “money, fame and notoriety.”

The second-degree rape charges against Nelly were dropped earlier this month.

(The last update on this article was published December 16, 2017 and can be found below.)

The moment a person is accused of sexual assault, their reputation is automatically soured — guilty or not. Nelly, the recent subject of an alleged rape case, plans to sue the woman who accused him of the crime to not only clear his name but also help sexual assault victims.

The “Hot In Herre” rapper’s attorney Scott Rosenblum told TMZ, “Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation. He has incurred economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation.”

He added, “This type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault.”

The 42-year-old rap vet was accused of sexual assault by a 21-year-old Seattle woman on October 7. She claimed the incident happened on a tour bus that was parked in a Walmart parking lot in Auburn, Washington.

Nelly was arrested but promptly released without charges. The woman later said she wanted to drop proceedings. Due to her unwillingness to cooperate with prosecutors, the case was officially dropped last week. Since day one, Nelly has proclaimed his innocence.

“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” Nelly wrote on Twitter October 7. “I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”

(The last update of this article was published on December 13, 2017 and can be found below.)

Nelly’s rape case has been dropped, according to TMZ. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office — based in Washington state — reportedly said the alleged victim’s unwillingness to cooperate made it impossible to proceed with the charges.

Consequently, Nelly wasn’t formally charged with a crime.

The alleged incident happened during the early hours of October 7 on Nelly’s tour bus after he’d just performed in Ridgefield, Washington. The “Hot In Herre” rapper was booked at a Des Moines jail by Auburn Police on charges of second degree rape but soon released.

He denied the allegations via Twitter.

“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” he wrote. “I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”

The 21-year-old woman who accused Nelly of the crime later said she regretted calling police.

(The last update of this article was published on October 14, 2017 and can be found below.)

After a 21-year-old Washington woman accused Nelly of an alleged rape, the St. Louis rapper was arrested, but promptly released without charges pending a police investigation. The unidentified woman now wants police to drop the proceedings so she can go back to her normal college life.

A letter from the woman’s attorney, Karen Koehler, stated the alleged victim said she regretted calling 911 to report she’d been raped on Nelly’s tour bus after an Auburn, Washington concert on October 7, according to Buzzfeed. 

Although Commander Steve Stocker told BuzzFeed The Auburn Police Department will continue to investigate if any crime took place, the woman, who  still asserts the incident took place, has decided she will not be testifying in any criminal case.

“We do not live in a society where a 21-year-old college student can feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape,” Koehler wrote. “As she cries alone in her apartment with mounting hysteria, she will learn that the celebrity and his lawyer are issuing public statements that her ‘allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness.’ That her agenda is ‘money, fame and notoriety.”

Koehler pointed out the stress of the entire fiasco has weighed heavily on her client. The woman also believes her privacy was compromised by police.

“People are saying horrible things already,” Koehler said. “She cannot handle this. She is about to break. She wants to close the door. She wants this to end. She just cannot bear it.”

On the other hand, Nelly’s attorney Scott Rosenblum insists the accuser’s story was a “fabrication” and is demanding a public apology.

“Her reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was exposed for what it was — a fabrication,” Rosenblum told BuzzFeed. “A fabrication that has caused Nelly and his family to suffer emotionally and financially. It is not enough. This type of reckless allegation is an affront to women who are real victims of sexual assault.”

Read Koehler’s entire statement below.

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(The last update on this article was published on October 8, 2017 and can be found below.)

The story of the woman who was allegedly raped by Nelly has emerged in a new report by TMZ.

The alleged victim is a 21-year-old Seattle resident who claims to have met Nelly at a club. She and some friends were reportedly drinking at his table, got “tipsy” and left with Nelly’s crew for an after party.

The woman says she was then taken to Nelly’s tour bus where he tried to have sex with her despite her objections. According to the story, Nelly told her to “shut up” and said he wanted to have sex without a condom. She refused but he did so anyway.

After the alleged rape took place, she claims Nelly offered her money. When she turned down the offer, another woman approached and told her, “You gotta go.” This unidentified associate of Nelly kicked her off the tour bus and tossed $100 at her.

Nelly’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, said his client’s accuser has “zero credibility” and is making a “dangerous, fraudulent allegation.”

“It does not surprise me that she wanted to have her story publicized,” he told TMZ. “That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety.”

(The original version of this article was published on October 7, 2017 and can found below.)

After being arrested for an alleged rape on Saturday morning (October 7), Nelly has been released without charges.

The St. Louis rapper’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum and manager Juliette Harris confirmed his release to USA Today. Nelly took to Twitter to deny the rape accusations in a series of tweets.

“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” he wrote. “I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.

“I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation,” he continued. “I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you.”

“To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required,” he added in a subsequent tweet. “I was released, pending further investigation.”

(This article was last updated on October 7, 2017 at 9:41 a.m. PST and can be found below.)

Following Nelly’s arrest for an alleged rape on Saturday morning (October 7), the 42-year-old rapper’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum has denied the incident.

“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” Rosenblum said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”

Nelly was booked into the SCORE Jail in Des Moines by Auburn Police on charges of second degree rape, according to Q13 Fox News. The SCORE Jail inmate roster currently doesn’t have a Cornell Iral Hayens, Jr. — Nelly’s real name — in its system.

This is a developing story.

(The original version of this article was published on October 7, 2017 at 9:21 a.m. PST and can be found below.)

Nelly was arrested early Saturday morning (October 7) for an alleged rape, according to Q13 Fox News. The alleged incident reportedly occurred outside of a Walmart on the rapper’s tour bus in Auburn, Washington. The woman reportedly called law enforcement at approximately 3:45 a.m. local time.

Nelly had performed at the White River Amphitheatre Friday night (October 7). He is expected to perform with Florida Georgia Line on Saturday night in the town of Ridgefield.

A reporter at Q13 Fox News tweeted details surrounding the arrest and posted a booking record belonging to Cornell Iral Hayens, Jr., which is Nelly’s government name.

Nelly was reportedly booked on second degree rape charges around 6:39 a.m. and is still in custody.

HipHopDX reached out to Nelly’s manager, but so far no word back at the time of publication.

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It was on October 31st that Chris Brown dropped off his Heartbreak On A Full Moon double-disc effort, a hefty project that features 40 cuts, a fact that according to T-Pain makes it so easy to love. “There’s enough to pick from,” he explained in a recent interview with Rap-Up, reasoning why Breezy’s eighth studio album was his favorite outing of the year. “You’re gonna like most of that album, but even if you don’t like most of the album, you’re gonna like an album’s worth of that album. There’s for sure 12 songs on there that you’ll like.

You can’t go wrong. You cannot like a big chunk of 45 songs. You’re gonna like an album’s worth of it so there’s no way to lose on that album. There’s no way to not like that album. Heartbreak On A Full Moon proved to pull its own weight, having earned a Gold certification and peaking at the Number 3 slot on the Billboard Hot 200 charts.

On the track listing, you’ll find that previously-released singles such as “Party” and “Privacy” have also earned Brown an additional Platinum plaque or two. As for T-Pain, he went on to say that he’d be looking forward to making a few waves in 2018 as he prepares to unleash tricks tucked up his sleeve, including the long-awaited Stoicville: The Phoenix effort. “Stoicville is like a passion project for me,” he relayed. “I didn’t put out Stoicville because the label wouldn’t have treated it right.” Now that the hitmaker’s time with RCA is up, the sky’s certainly the limit on what awaits the T-Pain hive in the new year.

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A fight between a woman’s ex-boyfriend and her current boyfriend turned deadly when their family members and friends became involved Sunday, law enforcement officials said Monday. David Eugene Mitchell, 46, is accused of shooting Christopher McCrory, 27, in the chest at a Coaling residence on Aimee Drive Sunday night. Investigators say Mitchell was one of five people who showed up at the mobile home to fight around 6:30 p.m. The initial argument did not involve Mitchell or McCrory, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Capt. Gary Hood. The dispute was between one of Mitchell’s family members and someone who lives with McCrory, he said. “They were messaging each other on Facebook messenger.

The argument escalated, and threats were made,” Hood said. Mitchell and four others arrived at the residence before 6:40 p.m., Hood said. McCrory, two other adults, and four children were there at the time, he said. “Mitchell and McCrory exchanged words and Mr. McCrory was subsequently shot,” Hood said. Witnesses identified the shooter as Mitchell, he said. Law enforcement across the area was searching for him when he surrendered at the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Hood did not provide details about what the initial dispute was about. Mitchell kept his head down and ignored reporters as deputies led him from the Sheriff’s Office Monday. He was charged with murder and was being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bond set at $150,000. Hood said a grand jury will consider whether anyone else involved will face charges. McCrory’s death is the 16th homicide in Tuscaloosa County this year.

Brittnie McCrory was working her Sunday night shift at Walmart neighborhood market on Hargrove road when she received an unexpected text message from a neighbor. “ call me, 911” the text read. She left her register and learned recasting news. “ he said, your husband has been shot, and I just couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was hoping and praying he’d be OK, but I knew he wasn’t.” Christopher McCoy, 27, Has been shot in the chest during an argument at McCrory's mobile home in Coaling. Brittnie McCrory said it all stemmed from a Disagreement between the girlfriend of her husband’s nephew and another woman. Christopher McCrory Nephew, his girlfriend and her child were staying at their home in or call there Sunday night.

The young woman had been involved in a dispute online to threats being made over Facebook messenger, Police said Monday. A man and two women arrived at the McCrory home just before 7 p.m. to fight, police said. “She thought they were coming there to shoot her. The way my husband was, he was not going to let them, “Brittnie McCrory sain. “He went outside to take up for his family, on our property. He was doing what he thought was right and he had his life taken.

It was over nonsense, and it should never have happened.” David Eugene Mitchell,46, turned himself in to authorities Monday and has been charged with murder. “I have never seen this man a day in my life,” Brittnie McCrory said. “I just want to know why he did it.” The McCrory's first met when she was 15 and he was 14. They Married in 2010 and have three children - 8, 6 and 1. “He was a good father to his kids, he was a very loving person and a family man,” she said. “ Chris was my first true love ever. I’ve loved him since I was 15 and still do. And now he’s been taken from me.

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Members of the San Antonio Spurs reacts to yesterday's tragic events.

Another deadly mass shooting took place in Sutherland Springs, Texas yesterday, leaving multiple people dead and more than a dozen seriously injured. Reports yesterday indicated that, while the killer met his end during a chase with law enforcement officials, he left devastation in his wake. While those in the community are still trying to come to grips with the sad events that went down, members of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs tried to put into words their emotional reactions to the news after triumphing over the Phoenix Suns Sunday afternoon.

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As per USA Today, the team's coach Gregg Popovich didn't censor himself during a post-game interview, saying that winning a basketball game is "pretty meaningless" when considering the severity of the Sutherland Springs shooting. "When you think about the tragedy that those families are suffering, it's just inconceivable and impossible to put your head around," Popovich said. "So I think talking about basketball tonight is probably pretty inappropriate." The Spurs, whose home in San Antonio is less than an hour's drive from the church that saw its service interrupted by unspeakable violence, held a moment of silence before tipoff of Sunday night's game. Center Pau Gasol, 37 also expressed his "deepest condolences to the victims' families" via Twitter before taking the court.

“I think anyone and everyone has to be concerned about your own well-being,” Gasol, a native Spaniard, added later. “Any person in this country has to be concerned [...] Going to a concert, taking your kids to school, going to church. You name it. What can you do that you’re safe?" He continued by commenting on the repetitive nature of these kinds of events in the United States, which seem like an almost daily occurrence. "It’s not something every 20 years. It seems like it happens once every week or two weeks," added Gasol. "At what point do we say enough?"

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26 people have been killed by a gunman who walked into a Texas church in a rural town 30 miles outside San Antonio, Tex. Sunday and opened fire.

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott reported the death toll. A pregnant woman and children were among those killed.

A witness said she heard about 20 shots in rapid succession around 11:30 a.m. local time while church service was in session.

The shooter Devin Patrick Kelley 26 of age. Was shot twice, then he shot his self in the head

According to David Keen, a constable with Wilson County, Tex., the gunman is dead. According to the New York Times, the shooter was 26 years old and has been identified by police as a resident of Comal County, northeast of San Antonio. The town of Sutherland Springs, where the shooting took place, has a small population in the low hundreds — the current death toll represents about 7% of the population.

Local reports indicate that the man entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and began firing. A spokeswoman for the Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Tex., said that patients had b

een received there and that the hospital had activated its emergency response team.

As per USA Today, the team's coach Gregg Popovich didn't censor himself during a post-game interview, saying that winning a basketball game is "pretty meaningless" when considering the severity of the Sutherland Springs shooting. "When you think about the tragedy that those families are suffering, it's just inconceivable and impossible to put your head around," Popovich said. "So I think talking about basketball tonight is probably pretty inappropriate." The Spurs, whose home in San Antonio is less than an hour's drive from the church that saw its service interrupted by unspeakable violence, held a moment of silence before tipoff of Sunday night's game. Center Pau Gasol, 37 also expressed his "deepest condolences to the victims' families" via Twitter before taking the court.

“I think anyone and everyone has to be concerned about your own well-being,” Gasol, a native Spaniard, added later. “Any person in this country has to be concerned [...] Going to a concert, taking your kids to school, going to church. You name it. What can you do that you’re safe?" He continued by commenting on the repetitive nature of these kinds of events in the United States, which seem like an almost daily occurrence. "It’s not something every 20 years. It seems like it happens once every week or two weeks," added Gasol. "At what point do we say enough?"

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After going on social media crying that he was going broke, from paying legal fees, in a fight to see his daughter; Tyrese Gibson received a very special phone call from a wealthy couple.

Jada Pinkett & Will Smith called Tyrese and uplifted him the way only a real friend would. Instead of only offering came words, the couple went above and beyond.

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Wendy Williams Saw A Ghost!! Live On Her Show

“A super scary moment just happened on #WendyWilliams show. Apparently She got overheated in her #StatueofLiberty costume and passed out on live tv. She finally came back to address the audience and confirmed it was NOT a stunt.” Wendy Williams Saw a #ghost

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