A massive accomplishment for Ear Drummer Records and the Black Beatles. 

Congrats to the "Black Beatles" -- aka the Rae Sremmurd bros, Gucci Mane, and Mike Will Made-It -- for selling 5 million singles. 

Who knew the song would be such a smash? "Black Beatles" appeared on Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife 2 and was released as a single a month after the album. The historic music video dropped a week later. Then came the social media phenomenon known as the Mannequin Challenge, which often used "Black Beatles" as its soundtrack. One of those to participate in the stunt was one of two living members of The Fab Four. "Love those Black Beatles," tweeted Sir Paul McCartney. 

"Black Beatles" rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 -- becoming both Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane's first No. 1 single -- at the end of November. The song would go on to spend 7 nonconsecutive weeks with the No. 1 spot. 

Guwop shared a picture of himself holding the 5x platinum plaque, standing next to Mike -- his day-one producer. Mike Will Made-It, Gucci Mane slayed it.  

Angus Walker

By Angus Walker 

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – J. Cole’s rise to rap superstardom is still one of the more unexpected journeys in Hip Hop music, and the platinum-selling North Carolina rapper seems to realize this. In a new HBO documentary set to air this Saturday (April 15), Cole turns his attention to some of the cities, areas, and people that inspire his art.

In a profile by the New York Times, the rapper born Jermaine Cole reveals a bit more of his notoriously private life yet still keeps the spotlight largely on his work and not himself. In the span of the interview, Cole reveals that he and his wife, Melissa, have a new baby, but would not share the gender nor name with the Times.

Also noted in the profile is Cole moved back home to North Carolina not far from where he grew up and has settled into the life of reluctant rap star. An ongoing mantra of being a better listener en route to stardom is present throughout the profile, and Cole urges that is the entire point of “J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only” documentary, borrowing from the title of his latest studio album.

“I felt like it would be mad powerful for black people to see black people talking to each other. And you see a rapper who’s considered one of the biggest in the game, just listening,” said Cole.

And in the documentary, Cole, and director Scott Lazer reveals those conversations in cities like Ferguson, Missouri, which he famously visited in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, or his father’s hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas, soaking up some of local Black history.

While Cole remains largely private and insular, he believes his greatest gift to fans, supporters and observers alike are to observe and listen himself.

“If I’m listening,” he said, “why can’t you listen?”

“J.Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only” airs tonight (April 15) on HBO. Check your local listings for times.

Kendrick Lamar shook up the Hip Hop world with his single “Humble” and the release of his latest studio album, DAMN, has put the industry under its spell. The single had the highest Billboard Hot 100 Hip Hop debut since 2010.

The track also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Digital Genre R&B/Hip-Hop charts for the week ending April 6, while Bruno Mars and The Weeknd continue to duke it out over the next two spots with their long-lasting presence.

Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” Goes #1

Although TDE’s biggest star didn’t exactly go as avant-garde as he did with his last album, it appears that fans are appreciating the straight-forward approach from the Compton lyricist.

Mike WiLL Made-It’s swirling track was a far more conventional choice than expected but it has managed to connect with fans even though some of the lyrics caused 

 over respectability politics. Over 111,000 listeners put their dollars behind the song, but it remains to be seen if it will have staying power beyond the week.

Bruno Mars Gets Knocked Down A Peg To #2

Bruno Mars’ fun, sugar-sweet single “That’s What I Like” has been booming on the charts for 20 weeks now and has sold over 726,000 copies so far. The Hawaiian crooner’s “24K Magic” title track single from his latest studio album is also resting comfortably in the Top 10 at #6, selling an impressive 1,376,934 copies overall.

The Weeknd Hangs Around For Second Week At #3

The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” is another 20-week workhorse that won’t quit, with fans still throwing their support behind the Daft Punk-assisted single. Future’s “Mask Off” is creeping up on The Weeknd at #4, and Kyle’s “iSPY” swaps spots with Future Hendrix at #5.  Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” made a big leap from #14 last week to #9 this week despite 23 weeks on the charts, and Drake’s “Passionfruit” has been holding at #7 for the past three weeks.

Jeremih has some very choice words for his fellow touring partner PARTYNEXTDOOR Friday night.

Jeremih was all over the news yesterday after fans & reports surfaced online that he had put out a stunt-double to perform his show in Houston Thursday night, and now not even 24 hours later he’s back calling out OVO crooner & fellow touring partner PARTYNEXTDOOR on stage.

During his closing set in Houston Friday night while on their "Summer's Over" tour, Jeremih decided to call PND & his crew a bunch of “bitch ass niggas,” before going on to clown him for not even singing his songs while performing. In the footage, Jeremih apparently jumps off stage & attempts to enter the crowd but is stopped by either security guards or someone from PND's crew resulting in the Chicago crooner to go prety nuts. “This ni**a been trying to stop me since this tour started. He can’t stop me!” Jeremih screams before the video ends.

This report shouldn't be all too shocking considering rumors of tension has been building between the two all week long, especially after Jeremih's dramatic & controversial conclusion Tuesday night in Chicago. 

Nonetheless, watch Jeremih call out PND Friday night (below) and let us know what you think of it. We'll definitely keep you posted if anything comes from this.

French Montana shares on IG the 10 Snipe Commandments that Drake apparently wrote.

Drake and French Montana have been good homies for a few years now, and today we get a look into their bromantic escapades. Reported via Instagram, French Montanta and Drake follow a strict code called the 10 Snipe Commandments, and French has had this code of ethics enshrined for his house. Here's what French had to say about it: "These are the 10 snipe commandments. Finally got it to my house. Written by my bro @champagnepapi and overviewed by me. The Rules We Live By... Disregard these rules if you're fully committed."

The 10 Snipe Commandments resemble a classic bro code between homies, but because it's French and Drizzy, it's more important to pay attention. Here are the commandments as seen in the IG post:

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