GroovyTracks – This week in Hip Hop, Tay-K was found guilty of capital murder. Also, A$AP Rocky gained the support of President Donald Trump, who made a promise to fight for the Harlem rapper’s release from Sweden and lastly, Tyler, The Creator addressed DJ Khaled’s reaction to Igor going No. 1 over Father of Asahd.

Tay-K Found Guilty

In the case of 19-year-old Taymore McIntyre, otherwise known as “The Race” rapper Tay-K, a murder sentence of life in a Tarrant County prison looms.

The Texas up-and-comer was found guilty for his role in the robbery and murder of 21-year-old Ethan Walker.

That’s not the end of Tay-K’s sentencing, though. He still faces an aggravated robbery case in Tarrant County and another capital murder charge out of another county.

Read more about Tay-K’s sentencing here.

President Donald Trump Promises To Help Free A$AP Rocky

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian petitioned President Donald Trump in a quest to help fight for the release of A$AP Rocky, who is reportedly being inhumanely detained in a Swedish jail.

TMZ says Kim reached out to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to see what could be done, who then alerted the President. Now, Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo is working on getting Rocky released.

Rocky is currently facing six years in prison and it doesn’t appear the Swedish legal system plans on letting up on keeping Rocky locked up, despite President Trump’s calls.

Read more about President Donald Trump helping A$AP Rocky here.

Tyler, The Creator Addresses DJ Khaled Drama

When Tyler, The Creator landed his first No. 1 album with Igor, DJ Khaled was not shy about expressing his disappointment that Father of Ashad, with it’s mega features from some of the biggest Hip Hop superstars of today, came in second.

Recently, the Odd Future founder opened up about his thoughts to Khaled’s non-congratulatory reactions in an interview with Zane Lowe.

“…no disrespect to Khaled or anyone, but this nigga had every person in the industry, everyone on that fucking album,” Tyler said.
Everyone. Everyone. Cardi B. 21 Savage. Travis Scott. Post Malone. Beyoncé. Jay. Everyone who sells billions of records and the fact that I beat him with this that isn’t parallel to all the popping music right now was fucking crazy, bro.”

Watch Tyler, The Creator share his thoughts on DJ Khaled here.

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#DXCLUSIVES: Bushwick Bill’s Son, DJ Ready Red & J. Period

Bushwick Bill’s Son Wishes The Best For Willie D — Despite Slanderous VladTV Interview

After Willie D’s latest interview with DJ Vlad, Bushwick Bill’s son spoke with GroovyTracks about his thoughts on what he had to say.

“A lot of things were invalid,” he said. “When it comes to speaking on somebody in general and the fact that he’s not here anymore, I feel like if you going to say something, at least let it be positive. If you’re going to speak on it, at least let it be facts.”

Read the full interview with Bushwick Bill’s son Javon Boutte here.

DJ Ready Red’s Sister Calls BS On Willie D’s VladTV Interview: “He Was Never A Beggar”

DJ Ready Red’s little sister came to her late brother’s defense in an exclusive interview with GroovyTracks after Willie D’s recent interview with DJ Vlad.

“Unfortunately, Bushwick Bill and my brother are no longer here to defend themselves, but I am,” she says. “My brother wasn’t perfect, but he was never a beggar! He may have been vocal, but he always remained respectful towards the other members.

Read the full DJ Ready Red interview here.

How A Sleep-Deprived Black Thought Ultimately Led J. Period To “Rise Up”

J. Period tells the story of what happened when he invited Black Thought to the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

“It was as Brooklyn as they come and then here comes Philly,” he says. “That was the first seed for my relationship with Thought. The show went so well. There was a promoter from this Toronto music festival called The Manifesto. He invited us to come up there, and that was really the very first place where we did the live mixtape in the beginning of its current form.

Read the full J. Period interview here.

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