The Royals play meow game with 1738

This was too great not to pass along.

And I’m not even up on the Fetty Wap craze like the charts show the rest of the country is. But if you’re on this site, you’re at least vaguely familiar of Fetty and his Remy Boyz 1738 crew.

And now you may also become a fan of the Kansas City Royals.

Apparently, the Royals fine each other for not dropping in “1738” into postgame interviews. Ya! The scoop from one of their beat reporters:

It does make perfect sense. It does, Moose.

I’m a proponent of the classic meow game and for it to crossover to Fetty Wap is pretty fantastic. The Royals were my pick to win it this season even before this, but we may as well just etch their name in the trophy now.

If you think this off-field chemistry stops there too, you’re mistaken. This is incredible.

UPDATE 08.11.15: The Royals meet Fetty Wap. (via ESPN)

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XXL 2015 Freshman Class

XXL’s 2015 Freshman Class is revealed as the annual issue brings about the annual debate and highlights the up and comers from the rap scene that are prime for a big year.

This year’s class: DeJ Loaf, Fetty Wap, GoldLink, K Camp, OG Maco, Raury, Shy Glizzy, Tink, Vince Staples and Kidd Kidd.

Tink reppin’ for the Chi. Any surprises? Kidd Kidd? K Camp? They’re both trending at the moment in Chicago.

My personal favorite of the group: Raury. Lookin’ forward to what’s next for the young Indigo Child outta ATL.

King Louie ‘Drilluminati 3’

King Louie’s got the 3rd edition of his Drilluminati series — God of Drill — and the Chicago MC tabs a set of intriguing features and producers for the 16 track affair. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Fetty Wap, Dreezy, Cardo, C-Sick, among them. Listen/DL to the surprise mixtape below.

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DOWNLOAD: King Louie – Drilluminati 3 (God Of Drill) (Mixtape)

Roc City Classic (Live Stream)

Stream over. Press play and watch the full 1 hr, 14 minute concert above.

Kanye West headlined the Roc City Classic tonight, outdoors at the Flatiron Building in New York City and it was an event that had us tuned in live.

‘Ye performed a lot of his turn-up hits of recent past with his G.O.O.D. Music brethren accompanying him — Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, and Travi$ Scott were all there and performed their respective verses or some solo songs as well (“IDFWU”, “Blessings”, “Numbers on the Board”, “Mamacita”, for example.) ‘Ye also gave Fetty Wap his biggest co-sign yet as he brought him out to his hometown stage for a performance of his street viral hit “Trap Queen”.

The show was not without its technical difficulties, however. At various times, the mics for Big Sean and Pusha T didn’t sound very strong and were cutting out. Plus, Kanye had to restart “Blood On The Leaves” saying at one point, “This shit very unorganized for a Kanye West situation.” There were some momentary pauses of silences at various times to as things were being figured out behind the scenes before the next song started. It wasn’t that big of a distraction overall, but I can sense the frustration in a perfectionist like Ye.

The show closed with “New Slaves”, “Blood on the Leaves”, and “Only One”. When he restarted “Blood on the Leaves”, he called out Nike and refused to acknowledge the company by name. He started by asking the crowd to “Sing it loud so they can hear it all out in Portland.” Kanye was at a riled up maximum for the first lines of “Blood on the Leaves” for what was probably my favorite highlight of the show.

For “Only One”, the mood switched and Kanye even ad-libbed that he was happy today (after all, it was a big day.) The lighting followed suit from the Grammys. Then with this amazingly simple and powerful statement, Kanye was out.

Remember to believe in yourself. Remember that anything is possible. I love you.

But no one’s going to focus on that… just him interrupting Beck and then not hearing him clarify the comments so it comes off better than he intended.

On that note, be sure to watch up above and you can fast forward through the full performance if on a time crunch. I wouldn’t of course. Also note the new subtleties like additional synths and riffs in “Don’t Like”, “Cold” (especially), and “New Slaves”.

Squad.
Squad.

For more Kanye: Official video of Yeezy Season 1 (+ HQ “Wolves” f/ Vic Mensa & Sia) and more details on today’s fashion presentation.