If You Don’t Know Now You Know: J. Cole, Wale, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane & More

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: (L-R) Wale and J. Cole attend BET Post Party at SupperClub Los Angeles on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

1. Wale and J. Cole hang out at a basketball game together

Wale put a 10-second clip of  J. Cole and himself at Saturday’s Boston University vs. NC State basketball game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. This friendly outing follows Wale’s rebuttal to Cole’s “False Prophet”verse. As mentioned on his well received response “Groundhog Day,” Wale did in fact link up with Cole at the game in Raleigh. As seen in the video clip below, it’s all love between brothers Cole and Wale.

2. Kodak Black is out of jail and already recording new music


Fresh off of being released from jail less than a week ago, Kodak Black is already recording new tracks. Producer Dubba-AA, who is credited on such tracks as “Vibin In This Bih” and “Slayed,” began tweeting the countdown to Kodak’s release on Dec. 1. He’s since posted footage of himself and Kodak recording new music, and announced the release of a new track as well. Check out a clip of new music recorded by Kodak below.

3. Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Gucci Mane empower the hood in new “Buy Back the Block” video

In case you missed it, Rick Ross shared the video for his new track “Buy Back the Block” on Friday, featuring 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and a brief cameo by 21 Savage. If you haven’t checked it out yet, the eight-minute video shows Gucci and Ross washing cars and discussing how they can buy back and invest in all the businesses on the block. In a time where rap music lacks positive messages, it is refreshing to hear rap empower and encourage people to begin investing in black-owned businesses and communities. Watch the video which features some pretty good acting by Gucci and Ross, above.

4. Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir set wedding date 

Nov 22, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Recording artist Gucci Mane reacts with Keshia Kaoir after being engaged during a time out during the New Orleans Pelicans and Atlanta Hawks game during the second half at Philips Arena. The Pelicans defeated the Hawks 112-96.Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-323774 ORIG FILE ID: 20161122_sal_sz2_110.JPG

Less than two weeks after Gucci Mane proposed to his longtime girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir, the happy couple went to social media to announce their wedding date. And, as many of you predicted, they will tie the knot on 10/17/17. The numerals have become synonymous with the Atlanta rapper, who decided to name his label 1017 Records. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Gucci explained that the number is a tribute to his grandfather, whose street address was 1017 in Bessemer, Alabama.

5. Army Corp has reportedly called off Dakota Pipeline Construction 


The Army Corps of Engineers has reportedly called off all construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, attributing the abrupt halt to conducting further environmental studies. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe released a statement earlier today, expressing their support for the decision.

“Today, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake Oahe for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline,”

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal chairman Dave Archambault II said in a statement released to BuzzFeed.

“Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes.”


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