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Welcome back #DaRundown South Podcast. This week we are joined by Keith Nelson Jr. once again to break down some big-picture topics. 04:13 Nicki Minaj Missteps Darling Nicki, where are we today? Nicki Minaj has been the face of female Hip-Hop for the 10 years or so. Her new album, Queen, drops in the shadow of the recently minted Cardi B. With sales that are pretty good for most, do not live up to the Barbie's standard. Add that to low ticket sales of a"postponed" North American tour and we could be seeing someone who's very frustrated with the new streaming era metrics. It's not a stretch to say she is taking her frustration out on Travis Scott and his family. Kylie Jenner seemed nothing more than show some support to her massive following of zombies. Using paper thin arguments on Twitter and Queen Radio Minaj is showing some real insecurity about her position in the game today. It could be some karma get back for not wanting to support the elevation of other female artists. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-nicki-minaj-queen-album-tour-20180824-story.html 29:21 The Hip-Hop Union Party Is Hip-Hop big enough to start a union? Busta Rhymes seems to think so. A subject Keith Nelson Jr. recently brought up to the legendary rapper in a recent interview.  The socialist idea of having a collectively bargained salary http://hiphop-n-more.com/2018/07/exclusive-busta-rhymes-new-album-done-hip-hop-should-form-union/ 52:23 S#!t That I Missed: Tru Life  signs with Future's Freebandz Tru Life is a rapper from yesteryear and used to be signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella imprint. He may be more infamous for his beef but being good enough to sign before. Now he is made post-prison stint to sign with Future's Freebandz label. It's a footnote amongst the trending topics of September 2017  In other day and times this would have been a story that would have taken some time to investigate the long-term play and possibility of starting a trend. None of these were explored by major outlets which may be a result of a lack in present-day lexicon or it could be the victim of the Twitter/social media tail eating news stream that deals much more commerce than journalism.

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