Working Wednesday. It’s a day to put in that work SOHH why not get things going with J. Cole and Royce Da 5’9 low-key putting together a collabo? Speaking of hip-hop, is China really banning the culture? With tensions on your mind, did J. Holiday really say he has smoke for Cardi B, Beyoncé and SZA? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
1. Cole Town
Are you here for some J. Cole and Royce Da 5’9 heat? It looks like the two elusive hip-hop artists have something coming together. LevelUpHipHop is on it:
Could you see something coming together? Think they’re going to drop a music video? Could this be legendary? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
Is China not feeling the US or just hip-hop? It looks like there are some big issues on their end toward a specific hip-hop artist which – due to some scandal – has caused publicized issues over there? The Shade Room has the story:
TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ China has announced that Hip Hop culture along with anyone who has tattoos or has "no class" is banned from its media outlets. This crackdown comes after the media had a huge falling out with rapper #PGOne. He was engulfed in a scandal involving a married celebrity and, through his music, the rapper was labeled as misogynistic and sexist. PG One was also accused of and heavily criticized for promoting drugs with lyrics such as "white powder walking on the board." _______________________________________ The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) is China's largest media regulator and controls almost all of what citizens can and cannot see. Since they do not wish to associate the country with sexism or drug use, they have implemented rules which “specifically requires that programs should not feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip hop culture, sub-culture (non-mainstream culture) and dispirited culture (decadent culture),” , a Chinese news outlet, reports. _______________________________________ GAO Changli is the director of SAPPRFT's publicity department and outlined the following four rules for all media outlets: _______________________________________ •Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble _______________________________________ •Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and—(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) 📸: @gettyimages
Is China bugging? Think this will fade away soon? Should hip-hop artists try to avoid going to China? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. No Holiday
Who is J. Holiday? Oh – the “Bed” singer. But it looks like he’s still around and doing more than just singing. Issues toward three of the biggest female musicians though? Baller Alert is on it:
Did he go too far? Why is he so tight? Is this too crazy? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the scoop from your favorite gossip sites.