Is Nicki Minaj Retiring?, Post Malone Album Review, Hip-Hop Most Critical Genre? | Everyday Struggle

  • Published: 09 September 2019
  • On Monday’s (Sept. 9) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks kick off the show discussing Nicki Minaj’s shocking retirement announcement from last week. The crew then weighs in on whether or not they believe Nicki will actually retire, or just take break from the scene. Soon after, the EDS squad comments on Lil Tecca’s early retirement plans from music, and discuss what could possibly be the reason for Tecca wanting to give up music already. Later in the show, the crew share their thoughts on Post Malone’s third studio album ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ in their ‘The Review’ segment. Afterwards, DJ Akademiks runs through the upcoming first week sales numbers for Post Malone’s latest project, Lil Tecca’s debut album ‘We Love You Tecca,’ Young Thug’s ‘So Much Fun,’ Chris Brown’s ‘Indigo’ and Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld.’ To close out the show, the EDS trio answers a fan question about why hip-hop is so critical within the genre, in comparison to other genres of music.

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  • TheDiamondsAesthetic
    TheDiamondsAesthetic  3 weeks back

    And, its sad how we're in a modern day culture that doesn't care about writing, so you look at Nicki sideways when she brags about writing her raps. Call it bullying if you want, but we SHOULD clown people who don't write their raps. How can you have the nerve to call yourself a rapper, a hip hop artist, an MC if you don't sit down and come up with your own verses and even TRY making your own hooks? How are you a rapper if you're paying someone to do it for you? That's karaoke, I could do that in my basement for free on a weekend night. So, where's the hard work, blood, sweat and tears with using ghostwriters? There is none, cause you're not the 1 busting your behind to make the music, your ghostwriter is! And, its sad how y'all let Cardi sit comfortably with saying she doesn't give a damn about writing raps or lyricism, but y'all were ready to crucify Nicki for lyricism when Safaree lied and implied he wrote her previous music, then he admitted he lied, but nobody gave Nicki her credit when she said he lied, cause he's never been a music writer. He's a good producer and has an ear for beats, but lyricism isn't his thing. When Cardi got her first #1 song, everybody clowned Nicki, but she can't reply? When Nicki explained that Cardi is why Nicki changed her Motorsport verse, everybody still defended Cardi. Cardi and Nicki spoke and hugged at the MET Gala, but all summer 2018 long, Cardi was liking comments 'bout Nicki and nobody called her out for it. Cardi started a ruckus at NYFW, in a classy environment, threw her shoe and falsely accused Nicki of speaking on her parenting and her child with no proof, but everybody let her slide and dragged Nicki, when Nicki didn't even do anything, but stay classy and let security do their job, but Nicki was called pussy by letting security do their job, but if Nicki tried fighting back, she'd be called ghetto and told to act her age. Cardi won a Grammy and BET dragged Nicki, but even when Nicki explained that the Grammy committee has blacklisted her from winning, cause of Ken Erlich, everybody said she's complaining about not having a Grammy when she's not, she was just explaining what caused them to not give her 1 from 7 years ago. Its been shown time and time again that no matter what Nicki does or says, she just can't win, she can't catch a break, cause y'all drag her regardless! Nicki can't stay quiet OR speak up without being dragged, cause its just trendy to hate Nicki ever since Shether, which had no truths to it, but because a masculine rap female was trying to tarnish Nicki's name, everybody rode with it, cause folk have always wanted Nicki to fail since she came in the game 10 years ago, cause they accuse her of copying Kim and not crediting her, despite how Nicki always credited her. Nicki stopped crediting Kim, cause Kim never thanked Nicki or showed any appreciation for the interviews where she did say Kim inspired her. Kim has never said anything nice of Nicki. And, Nicki's never slandered Kim until Kim began lying on her in interviews about how Nicki never credited her and bit off her style and acted like she made it, which is a lie. Nicki always credited Foxy, Kim, Trina, Missy, Eve, Latifah, Monie Love, MC Lyte and even Remy. There isn't an OG rap female that Nicki forgot to show love to, she credited them all. The only 2 that reached out and embraced Nicki with open arms were Trina and Foxy. Everybody else ignored Nicki and treated her like she never existed, cause they're friends with Kim. Kim took shots, too, talking about girls trying to be her, girls stalking her and how there'll never be another rap female like her. Kim took her shots, too, but nobody held her feet to the fire. Its so many layers to the Nicki Minaj disrespect and the lies that've been told on her name. Its disgusting.

    • TheDiamondsAesthetic
      TheDiamondsAesthetic  3 weeks back

      Just funny to me that Nicki is labelled obsessed with Cardi, but Nicki hasn't said a word about her since 2019 began while you can still occasionally catch Cardi liking comments about Nicki, so why isn't Cardi labelled obsessed with Nicki? And, btw, Nicki's had plenty successful singles. Just cause they don't go platinum in 2.5 seconds doesn't negate her success. Barbie Dreams, Good Form, Barbie Tingz, Bed and Rich Sex were all certified and Nicki still gets calls to collab with people, so clearly, people still wanna work with Nicki. Homegirl gets over $250k a verse and she's done well over a dozen features since the fashion show fight, so that's over $3m. Nicki successfully made the 2019 Forbes list for making $29m from last June to this June, which is $1m more than Cardi on the list, who made $28m, but remember that she signed a 360, so Atlantic took over 60% of that, meaning they took at least $17m of that. And, its unfair to judge her antics when she's been brutally lied on and falsely accused. No sensible human just lets lies be told on them, especially knowing that nobody will defend you. You have to have your own back if you're in Nicki's shoes, cause nobody ever defends her, so why is she bitter for going off when someone tells lies on her and stuff? Nicki tried letting us know that Travis did underhanded methods to go #1 on the charts, but everybody said she's bitter when she's not. Queen isn't her first #2 album, she didn't complain when Pinkprint went #2, cause Taylor blocked her with her 1989 album in 2014 and Taylor didn't cheat. Travis sold shirts and tour passes to an unannounced tour and they counted that as album copies. Nicki sold bundles WITH copies of her album as a package deal and everybody chastised her for it. That's unfair. Nicki never came for Stormi. She said Travis used his kid and girlfriend as a cash cow to push his album that was pushed by shirts, not actual album copies. Its a double standard and y'all let it slide by. Y'all pushed Cardi from the start to spite Nicki, cause the hate train from Shether was still running rampant and y'all tried replacing her. Plus, y'all still hold a grudge from the Lil Kim beef, when Kim was the 1 who ignited that by claiming Nicki's braggadocio as a diss when it wasn't. Nicki never called Kim out her name. All she said was she's the new queen and she's owning the crown and throne and always spoke on females who don't write their raps and how they should. That's not a diss, but Kim convinced y'all that it was, cause she was bitter that she wasn't getting the same support and buzz Nicki was gradually getting. Its a whole bunch of unfairness towards Nicki. Period.

      • Iso Joe
        Iso Joe  4 months back

        Nickis gon wait for everything to die down then gonna hit ak..

        • Roman T
          Roman T  4 months back

          Did it on em her best song get it right Ak lol

          • BIG CHIVO
            BIG CHIVO  4 months back

            Nicki trash cardi a lil less trash but they both trash

            • Kazzy Kaioken
              Kazzy Kaioken  4 months back

              Tecca probably got tried by the booty bandit record execs, and he aint down with it. Yall know lyor cohen, birdman and these millionaires are fruity as hell

              • Kazzy Kaioken
                Kazzy Kaioken  4 months back

                Post malone used to wear booty shorts and sing 'why dont you love me!' before he decided to put in grillz, canerow his hair and start profiting from black/hip hop culture.. then he denounces hip hop when it suits him. WE COSIGN ANYTHING

                • Le Stack
                  Le Stack  4 months back

                  AK hating on LA while wearing a Lakers hat smh

                  • Jared Atkins
                    Jared Atkins  4 months back

                    I wonder why they never talk about Billie Eilish

                    • Higher World
                      Higher World  4 months back

                      For these young black entrepreneur to having a good life, Is great to be black in America.

                      • Kwun Roper
                        Kwun Roper  4 months back

                        Man they need a team of hosts that rotate, we need younger fresh faces. 25 and under. Wayno just now coming around to thug is inexcusable. I’m just tired of their played out opinions, fucking over it.

                        • T M
                          T M  4 months back

                          Metal fans hella trash bands they don’t like

                          • John MoyaSODMG
                            John MoyaSODMG  4 months back

                            Does wayno have eyeballs ??

                            • J. Lew
                              J. Lew  4 months back

                              Post makes dope songs??? Wow!

                              • HenronTv !
                                HenronTv !  4 months back

                                I pray to whoever in the sky that she fukin retires.

                                • Icekilla3hunna
                                  Icekilla3hunna  4 months back

                                  Lil wayne is the best rapper alive

                                  • Icekilla3hunna
                                    Icekilla3hunna  4 months back

                                    Who is tecco

                                    • Icekilla3hunna
                                      Icekilla3hunna  4 months back

                                      Post Malone is the shit in my opinion love his music

                                      • Real Lifer
                                        Real Lifer  4 months back

                                        Forgot this show existed. I'm headed to watch SOTC

                                        • Jason Jones
                                          Jason Jones  4 months back

                                          This chipmunk is annoying af you’re lucky she didn’t gas y’all during the motorsport era, she let y’all tear her down & create your OWN narrative. We have seen the warmer side of Nicki dumbass you just don’t give it a chance, watch her documentary!!!

                                          • Lawrence Spėllman
                                            Lawrence Spėllman  4 months back

                                            Anyone who thinks she is really retiring is tripping. she is just pressed that she ain’t the only female rapper no more simple as that. And this is coming from a fan of hers that knew her before she blew up.

                                            • Johni Anthony
                                              Johni Anthony  4 months back

                                              Ak annoys tf out of me.

                                            • 2300 Slatt
                                              2300 Slatt  4 months back

                                              *Nicki Minaj:* Hey Everyone, I’m retiring!
                                              *Everyday Struggle:* Is Nicki Minaj retiring? 🤔

                                              • A ill
                                                A ill  4 months back

                                                Genre.. why does it matter what genre it’s music i like rnb how I like hip hop/rap .. it’s music I’m a fan of music the art not the genre ak be tryna play these ethnicity games with post been doing it just appreciate the music and forget the genre conversation

                                                • Diego Rios
                                                  Diego Rios  4 months back

                                                  Ak sounds bitter

                                                  • NXVI
                                                    NXVI  4 months back

                                                    why tf would Americans want to move to LONDON of all places pfft majority of it is trash, and platforms isn't as big as American... weird

                                                    • Couleur Bloc Ave
                                                      Couleur Bloc Ave  4 months back

                                                      White Rap is always going to sell, the whites spend the 2nd most on their artist behind Asian culture support Asian artist

                                                      • MrSoulshock44
                                                        MrSoulshock44  4 months back

                                                        You know what? Everything that is happening to nicki is nothing but karma for how she treated people throughout her career. Especially lil kim. this is why i don't feel one bit sorry for her.

                                                        • BodyBag Entertainment
                                                          BodyBag Entertainment  4 months back

                                                          Niggas in the comments forget this is a debate show.

                                                          • Steezart
                                                            Steezart  4 months back

                                                            16:50 CHILL

                                                            • Seven String
                                                              Seven String  4 months back

                                                              sorry wayno 90 hip hop gen never dissed krs/ LL/ DA LA /RAKIM GETO BOYS /THE QUEEN/ BEASTY BOYS

                                                              • Seven String
                                                                Seven String  4 months back

                                                                come on ak taylor swift got booted by the best band in the world TOOL what they droped it on spotify wich the never do an lead singer was on joe rogan p cast an droped it live so dope

                                                                • Seven String
                                                                  Seven String  4 months back

                                                                  i feel like people who say pause after saying some thing that sounds gay or taking the wrong way spend alot of time thinking about what sounds gay very defensive

                                                                  • DJ Massive
                                                                    DJ Massive  4 months back

                                                                    Travis scott Doc. insane shit bro. check it out fire.

                                                                    • RAPID 24
                                                                      RAPID 24  4 months back

                                                                      Just an act to return an sell more records like jay-z did.

                                                                      • CHAT WITH DREE
                                                                        CHAT WITH DREE  4 months back

                                                                        I don't consider Cardi as being the top female out right now.... I think it's too many females that has shine now!

                                                                        • Old Head
                                                                          Old Head  4 months back


                                                                          • Manic B
                                                                            Manic B  4 months back

                                                                            "I got sneakers older than this nigga"

                                                                            • Mitchey Mak
                                                                              Mitchey Mak  4 months back

                                                                              LA hates DJ Akademiks too... Alvin the Chipmunk head ass

                                                                              • Najae Rogerd
                                                                                Najae Rogerd  4 months back

                                                                                Bro nicki is not receiving radio play which counts half for billboard. That’s song still song more pure sales then any female lead record they put out

                                                                                • Nick Granger
                                                                                  Nick Granger  4 months back

                                                                                  Personally BeerBongs and Bentleys as well as The new third album are both amazing. I think Post Malone is STILL Hip Hop. Cuz honestly while the community spits on his name TO THIS DAY, hes not too accepted in Pop or any other genre more Hip Hop fans I encounter of the hundreds I see in my IG feed listen to stuff like Future Migos Eminem Dababy And Logic as well as Post. Where else would Post Malone go if Hip Hop gave him the boot. and Honestly why does AK go discussing "Hollywood's Bleeding" like this wasnt Post's mission. He straight up said he wanted to stretch the genre so far that people who ain't fans of hip hop and rap and dont listen to it, DO listen to it.

                                                                                  • Nick Taylor
                                                                                    Nick Taylor  4 months back

                                                                                    Stoney is the best Post album.

                                                                                    • Marcus H
                                                                                      Marcus H  4 months back

                                                                                      2:08 “WHAT!?” lol

                                                                                      • king Carter
                                                                                        king Carter  4 months back

                                                                                        nicki been talking about writing her own raps since her first mixtapes. 🤦🏽‍♀️ please do your research.

                                                                                        • Martin Horta
                                                                                          Martin Horta  4 months back

                                                                                          Alvin is such a hater 😂😂😂

                                                                                          • Norman Powers
                                                                                            Norman Powers  4 months back

                                                                                            they needa stop boosting chris brown on their platform, he a DIRTY dude.

                                                                                            • Blindeye tuber ➊
                                                                                              Blindeye tuber ➊  4 months back

                                                                                              Illuminati came for Chris brown he not dirty. Rihanna dirt she Illuminati supprted slaveplay.

                                                                                          • William Kennedy
                                                                                            William Kennedy  4 months back

                                                                                            He gospel raps now

                                                                                          • I L
                                                                                            I L  4 months back

                                                                                            these clowns talking about NICKI AGAIN?
                                                                                            bruh.............. who cares...........