Watch JAY-Z Read New Poem ‘Dream. On’

Watch JAY-Z Read New Poem 'Dream. On'
(FreshAsFrankie) JAY-Z will headline the annual Budweiser Made In America festival next month and has shared an inspiring new poem, “Dream. On” in anticipation of the show. In the clip, Hov talks about his youth and growing up in the Marcy Houses of Brooklyn.

Watch it below.

“I’m from where dreaming ain’t allowed, especially when you dreaming aloud/Enough to dream your self-esteem into clouds/It takes tears, sweat, blood, five CCs/’Cuz I know what a kid in apartment 5C seed/Heaven knows all I had was hella hope, speed dating with destiny, I couldn’t tell her nope/When I first saw stars, television was my telescope/For me, something that could see me free was a bar/Through diamonds in the sky that never came down, now that’s a star/My vision was big enough to get me out of the space, I wanted to pass how far I see/I wondered could a kid from Mars see, a kid from Marcy,” spits Jay Z during the poem.

The “Dream. On.” clip will play at the beginning of Jay-Z’s set at Made in America fest, which takes place September 2nd and 3rd in Philadelphia. The lineup also includes J. ColeSolangethe Chainsmokers and Migos.

C-Bo’s Video Set Shot Up, One Man Killed

C-Bo’s Video Set Shot Up, One Man Killed
(FreshAsFrankie) Gunfire erupted on the set on C-Bo’s new song “Rep My City” over the weekend in Sacramento, California.

The rapper was on the set shooting what his representatives have labeled as a “communal” video, when an unknown gunman shot up Meadowview Park, where the video was being filmed.

According to reports, a man named Ernie Cadena was killed and five other people were wounded in the shootout.

The violence comes amidst C-Bo’s feud with fellow Sacramento rapper Mozzy, who dissed C-Bo and Brotha Lynch Hung on his song “New Era King.”

C-Bo replied in kind with a song filled with threats, titled “Body 4 Body.”

Police have no suspects as of presstime and are investigating into whether or not the shooting was gang related.

Kodak Black – Project Baby 2 [Stream]

Kodak Black - Project Baby 2 [Stream]

(FreshAsFrankie) Kodak Black drops off the sequel to his 2013 mixtape “Project Baby,” featuring XXXTentacion, Offset & more.

Laced with 19 tracks in total, the follow up to last year’s debut album Painting Pictures project features guest appearances from XXXTENTACION, Offset, JackBoy and John Wicks. As for production, we know Murda Beatz handles the beat on track #8 “Unexplainable” as we found out last month on Instagram, but other than that Kodak can be heard over beats from London On Da Track, Frank Dukes, Ben Billions, Skip on Da Beat, Dyryk, and more.

Available now on iTunes, fans can stream the19-track effort in its entirety via Apple Music.

Mozzy Sends Prayers to Keak Da Sneak Following Shooting in Richmond, CA

Mozzy Sends Prayers to Keak Da Sneak Following Shooting in Richmond, CA
(FreshAsFrankie) Rapper Mozzy took time to send his prayers and positive vibes to Bay Area artist Keak da Sneak who was a recent victim of a shooting this past week. Mozzy, who has collaborated with Keak in the past called the Bay Area rapper legendary and sends his best in “bullet proof packaging.”

TDE President Says Kendrick & J Cole Album is “Probably Never” Coming Out

TDE President Says Kendrick & J Cole Album is "Probably Never" Coming Out

(FreshAsFrankie) Well, forget about that When Cole And Kdot dropping that joint project.

TDE President Says Kendrick & J Cole Album is "Probably Never" Coming Out
Kendrick and J.Cole are arguably the best rappers of their generation both of whom candidly share their Black male experiences on record. Early on during their come-up the two allegedly recorded a collaborative album. Fans are still very much anticipating the release of the project. However, TDE President, Punch says it will probably never come out. A fan asked the executive when K. Dot and Cole’s joint project would drop, and he simply replied, “Probably never.”