This week in Hip Hop, many were still mourning the deaths of those who died at the hands of police when another tragedy broke out in France. ScHoolboy Q dominated the news cycle with the release of his Blank Face LP and Joe Budden is still trying to keep this Drake beef alive.

ScHoolboy Q Shows Range Of Emotions After “Blank Face LP” Release

This week, ScHoolboy Q had us laughing and crying. Our top story this week was ScHoolboy Q giving his best Desiigner impersonation. He also gave a heartfelt interview where he said he received some sad news the day his album dropped. He gave 10 insights into his album process, social media and the potential of a full-fledged Black Hippy reunion.

Young Thug Models Women’s Clothing For Calvin Klein

Young Thug has blurred gender lines throughout his career and Calvin Klein gave the Atlanta rapper an official platform to do so. The company features Young Thug in its latest campaignfor its Fall 2016 collection. In the official advertisement, Thugger wears a black pinstripe dress with black pants underneath. “I disobey in #mycalvins,” the tagline for the spot says.

Joe Budden Keeps Drake Beef Alive

Joe Budden probably doesn’t want to go three-peat on Drake, but keeps egging on Drizzy via Twitter. The Slaughterhouse rapper released two diss tracks to the Toronto native with no public response in between, sounds kind of familiar, right? On the social media site, Budden throws jabs at Drake’s past beef with Tyga and his “Charged Up” Meek Mill diss track. He also laughs at those who call him irrelevant.

DXclusives: Rakim, Battle Rap, Chicago

HipHopDX spoke with Rakim about racial profiling and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.
We also gave you an exclusive insight into the battle rap scene in New York. The industry was already having a hard time booking shows before the Troy Ave shooting at Irving Plaza. URL’s Eric Beasley spoke about the uphill battle the league has faced in establishing legitimacy in the city.
Chicago was all up in our exclusives section as we spoke with Savemoney’s Brian Frescoabout his Casanova mixtape and the group’s success. We also had a conversation with rapper-producer Supa Bwe about his musical influences, his Dead Again 3 project and the high expectations he has for his new group, Fight Me.