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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Music: Young Thug feat. Trouble & Shad Da God – ‘MLK’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 10:48 AM

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Young Thug pays tribute to “MLK” on a new song featuring Trouble and Shad Da God.

Over a piano-laden instrumental, Thugger sings about his money wishes while reflecting on Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

“I was havin’ a dream I was whippin’ a Rolls-Royce,” he sings. “And I bought everything that I want / Turned to Martin Luther King overnight.”

Later, he opens up about his fears when discussing police relations. “I pray to God I die up in my sleep,” he sings. “I pray my deaf brother don’t run into the police / ‘Cause you tellin’ him to put his hands up, he can’t hear / Ain’t goin’ for deceased / These rookie police need to get trained, even in they sleep.”

The song was at least in part inspired by Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which was given at the March on Washington in August of 1963. In it, he described a future that he wished to see in this country. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” he said.

Prior to releasing “MLK,” Thugger linked up with Future in the videos for “Mink Flow” and “All Da Smoke” off their 2017 joint project, Super Slimey.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Migos Announces ‘Culture II’ Release Date

Posted by YeezysWorld on 9:36 PM

Migos is about to do if for the Culture once again. The Atlanta trio has announced a release date for their highly-anticipated album Culture II.

Their sequel is set to drop Jan. 26, almost exactly one year after the original arrived on Jan. 27, 2017. Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset shared the release date with a post on social media, which shows the roman numeral “II” spelled out in white roses, flanked by two white doves.

The album, which landed on Rap-Up’s Most Anticipated list, has been preceded by the Pharrell-produced single “Stir Fry” and the Nicki Minaj and Cardi B-assisted “MotorSport,” which is currently No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Offset has described Culture II as a “masterpiece,” while Quavo said it will shift the Culture once again. “We’re creating a whole new sound,” he told Montreality. “Hip-hop has changed in a big way so you could mark this down as we changing.”

The original Culture debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200, moving 131,000 equivalent album units (44,000 traditional) in its first week. It has since been certified platinum and earned two Grammy nominations.

Offset Gets Cardi B Neck Tattoo

Posted by YeezysWorld on 7:36 PM

Offset will be now able to party with Cardi anywhere he goes, thanks to a new tattoo on the side of his neck.

The new ink features Cardi B’s name sprawled under Buttercup from “The Powerpuff Girls.” It’s an ode to one of Bardi’s favorite cartoon characters, which she also commemorated with an iced-out pendant, as seen in the “MotorSport” video.

Offset and Cardi are engaged, but the two have been fielding infidelity rumors for the past few months. Bardi seemed to confirm those talks with an onstage warning. “Do that shit again and you gon’ lose your wife,” she said last month.

Recently, however, she revealed that the two still plan on getting married. She even shared her potential song options for their first dance. “I don’t know what song he’d pick,” she said. “I know the one that I would pick. I’m not gonna say it because I’m not gonna sound sensitive. It’s between Al B. Sure! and Grace Jones.”

Success has also followed the pair. Currently, Bacardi is on seven Hot 100 singles, while Offset pops up on four. The power couple appears together on Migos’ “MotorSport,” which is sitting at No. 8.

Up next, Cardi is crafting her debut album and is set to perform “Finesse” with Bruno Mars at the Grammys. Meanwhile, Offset is finalizing work on Migos’ Culture II.

Video: Young M.A. – ‘I Get the Bag Freestyle’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:30 PM

Young M.A. is all about her money in the video for “I Get the Bag Freestyle.”

Directed by Marc Diamond, the 4-minute visual features a casual M.A. in a red beanie, white T-shirt, black pants, and black Timbs, with a black Louis Vuitton bag across her shoulders. Looking at the camera, the BK MC unleashes a fierce rhyme without a hook.

The potent remix is M.A.’s take on Gucci Mane’s Migos-assisted banger off last year’s Mr. Davis, allowing the “Ooouuu” star to get personal and reflective. “Hennessy was my obsession just to get through my depression,” she raps. “That was kind of my confessions / We need more spitters, less funny-looking ni**as, that’s just my suggestion.”

Elsewhere on the song, the Brooklyn rhymer, who used to go by @hennynhoes on Instagram, denounces her old lifestyle. “Had to get my pennies right / Had to change my diet up just to get me right,” she adds. “I remember plenty nights / Living that Henny life never did me right.”

Young M.A. says this is just a sign of things to come. “I had to give y’all a freemix to start the year off right,” she wrote. “More music coming soon!! 2018 we ain’t lettin up! Still the Kween!!”

Video: Vic Mensa feat. Ty Dolla $ign – ‘We Could Be Free’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:21 PM

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Vic Mensa delivers a thought-provoking and socially-charged video for “We Could Be Free,” a Ty Dolla $ign-assisted collaboration off his debut album The Autobiography.

The visual begins with the image of a baby inside of his mother’s stomach, but that peaceful and joyous image is quickly disrupted by a police officer, who strikes the woman to the ground with a forceful blow in the midst of a protest. Powerful images follow, including a white police officer shooting an unarmed black man from the back.

Mensa visited Beats 1 to discuss the visual, which is currently exclusive to Apple Music. “There’s a lot of division based on a lot of fear and I wanted to present an alternative that was without fear. That’s what the song represents,” he said, before explaining the imagery.

“At the beginning, you have this infant in the womb, a safe space, you would think, but you’re hearing the turmoil outside,” he added. “You have all these different scenes distorted around me of turmoil in the world.” Those disturbing scenes are juxtaposed with a peaceful Mensa, standing beside human beings from all walks of life.

“One day, I believe I’d learn / To see my enemy as my brother,” he sings. “Then we could be free, truly / And love could wash away our sorrows / I’m not afraid to bleed / If it means we’ll make a better today, not tomorrow.”

Watch the moving visual for ‘We Could Be Free’

JAY-Z Files Trademark for ‘Jaybo’ From ‘Story of O.J.’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:41 PM

JAY-Z introduced fans to Jaybo in the animated video for “The Story of O.J.” Now, he is filing documents to trademark the animated character.

Under his S. Carter Enterprises, Hov plans to sell items like T-shirts, sweaters, hats, blankets, dinnerware, mugs, cocktail shakers, and thermal containers with Jaybo on them, according to TMZ.

Jaybo, who appeared in the video for “The Story of O.J.,” was seemingly inspired by “Sambo,” a term with racist connotations famously linked to 1899’s The Story of Little Black Sambo. The image of Jaybo currently appears on several unauthorized items across the internet, including shirts, hats, and posters throughout Etsy and other similar platforms.

Since releasing the track and its black-and-white video, JAY has spoken about what the standout single means. “It’s a nuanced song,” he told T Magazine last year. “It’s like, I’m specifically speaking to us. And about who we are and how do you maintain the sense of self while pushing it forward and holding us to have a responsibility for our actions. Because in America, it is what it is. And there’s a solution for us: If we had a power base together, it would be a much different conversation than me having a conversation by myself and trying to change America by myself.

“If I come with 40 million people, there’s a different conversation, right?” he continued. “It’s just how it works. I can effect change and get whomever in office because this many people, we’re all on the same page. Right? So the conversation is, like, ‘I’m not rich, I’m O.J.’ For us to get in that space and then disconnect from the culture. That’s how it starts. This is what happens. And then you know what happens? You’re on your own, and you see how that turned out.”

“The Story of O.J.” is up for Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Music Video at this month’s Grammys, where Hov leads all nominees with eight nods altogether. The event is set to air live from Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

New Music: Lil Uzi Vert – ‘200 My Dash’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:36 PM

Lil Uzi Vert keeps it more than 100 on “200 My Dash,” a high-octane buzz track that was released through DJ Plugg’s new mixtape, Birthday Playlist 4.

The hypnotic cut features Uzi’s harmonies and boasts about his dough while speeding on the highway. “200 my dash,” he sing-raps. “I hope I don’t crash / I’m driving too fast / I know why you mad / ‘Cause I got the cash.”

Elsewhere on the track, Uzi lets it be known that he does not wish to be bothered. “Told her don’t call my phone,” he raps. “Not with the texting, bitch / Don’t want no messages / Feelings, ain’t catching it / Told her, ‘You talk too much, baby girl, rest your lips.'”

“200 My Dash” is one of 23 cuts on Birthday Playlist 4, which also features Uzi’s “Mess Up My Mood,” produced by TM88, Southside, and Supa Mario.

Uzi London is coming off a Twitter feud with DJ Drama. Over the weekend, the Philly spitter seemed to diss his label head. “And if y’all do sign … sign 2 a major Dont sign 2 a rapper or a Dj,” tweeted Uzi. “Its Just Easier When The Time Come For That Fake Shit.”

Video: Kodak Black feat. XXXTentacion – ‘Roll in Peace’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:39 PM

Kodak Black takes it to church—and court—in the chaotic video for his hit Project Baby 2 single, “Roll in Peace.”

The AWGE-directed visual boasts a myriad of images spliced together dramatically, featuring Project Baby smiling in court, dressed in an orange jumpsuit in a cathedral, and counting money in a girl’s bedroom. He makes himself at home wherever he is, sitting down in the church, taking the judge’s seat, and getting a massage from a half-naked model.

XXXTentacion, who is featured on the track, doesn’t show up in the video for too long. He only appears in shaky cellphone footage from a recent courtroom appearance of his own. The clip ends with Kodak staring at the camera while churchgoers raise their hands above him.

“Roll in Peace” is one of Kodak’s highest-charting singles to date, peaking at No. 47 on the Hot 100. Recently, he appeared to get advice from XXX during a FaceTime conversation. “Be cautious,” Tentacion warned him.

Midway through January, Kodak has already released two new tracks, “Here It Is” and “Free Cool Pt. 2,” and he’s also collaborated with Hot Boy Turk and Lil Wayne on the remix to “Fuck How It Turn Out.”

Watch him “Roll in Peace” below.

Watch Post Malone Get Frightened on ‘Ghost Adventures’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:42 PM

Posty gets ghosty. While working on his oft-delayed sophomore album Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone recently lived out one of his dreams, when he appeared on an episode of Travel Channel’s paranormal series “Ghost Adventures.”

Taking to Twitter to promote the show earlier this month, he wrote: “y’all i got to live my dream and investigate with the @GhostAdventures team…watch me scared shitless.”

During the episode, which aired on Sunday (Jan. 14), a “terrified” Posty joined the “Ghost Adventures” investigation team at The Slaughterhouse in Tucson, Ariz., a haunted attraction that was reportedly once an actual slaughterhouse.

At one point during their visit, Malone said he felt an inexplicable two-finger jab on his neck. “I’m literally sweating,” he said. “It’s heavy, dude. It’s heavy in here, dude. I don’t know what was behind me.” Elsewhere on the episode, he seemed frightened by a door closing, loud noises, and the feeling of getting zapped.

“This already isn’t going good,” he said to the investigation team during their visit, before trying to reach ghosts. “Can’t see a thing. This place is so big. Is there anybody up here with me? I’m not here to hurt you. All my friends are downstairs. It’s just me. Make a noise.”

Watch the full adventure below.

Video: Gucci Mane & Lil Baby feat. Marlo – ‘The Load’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:32 PM

Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, and Marlo team up in the cinematic video for their Quality Control collaboration “The Load” off the imprint’s Control the Streets, Vol. 1 compilation.

Standing in front of a semi truck, a Gucci-sporting Guwop flexes while rhyming about a dope delivery. Baby and Marlo join him at a warehouse while their order makes its way down winding highways.

The video brings their rhymes to life, while they hold stacks of cash on top of a truck. “Me and Marlo really getting them loads,” raps Baby. “Ask the streets, everybody knows / Spend my show money on clothes / Trap stay buckin’, we don’t close.”

“The Load” follows past Quality Control videos from Control the Streets, including Quavo and Lil Yachty’s “Ice Tray,” Quavo and Nicki Minaj’s “She for Keeps,” and Offset’s “Violation Freestyle.”

The Wopster capped off last year with El Gato: The Human Glacier and he is now getting ready to unleash The Evil Genius.

Stream Juicy J’s Mixtape ‘shutdafukup’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:41 AM

Juicy J’s grind doesn’t stop. Just one month after dropping his album Rubba Band Business, the Three 6 Mafia veteran unleashes a brand new mixtape in the form of shutdafukup.

Famous faces are found all over the tracklisting, including Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Peep, and Project Pat, among others. $uicideboy$ handled a bulk of the production, but the effort also includes beats from Mike WiLL Made-It, Murda Beatz, Ben Billions, Resource, Chase Davis, and Slim Gucci.

shutdafukup carries on Juicy’s prolific streak. Last month, he also released Rubba Band Business and prior to that, he dropped Highly Intoxicated in September 2017. The Cardi B-assisted “Kamasutra” can be found on all three efforts.

Taking to Twitter, Juicy dedicated the project to his fans. “I could sit at home & do nothing but I rather keep makin music for y’all it don’t matter if it’s free or streamed this is something I love to do #fukwitme,” he wrote. “Remember! this year don’t take no shit from nobody tellem to shutdafukup or PAYUP!”

Stream shutdafukup below.

New Music: Toni Braxton feat. Birdman – ‘Heart Away’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 10:48 AM

Toni Braxton and Birdman are fueling romance rumors with their new collaboration “Heart Away.” Produced by by London On Da Track, the remix of Derez Deshon’s “Hardaway” hints towards their presumed relationship.

“He took my heart away,” sings Braxton over trap drums and and piano keys. “Bad man with good manner / Played me like I was a habit / Middle finger, he could have it / I used to dream of livin’ lavish / Now a girl’s a livin’ legend.”

After she sings about being “in L.A. with Stunna,” the Cash Money boss offers a verse of his own. “Overseas and we high, steering wheel on the right side,” he raps. “Good girl with a bad guy, I took her heart, I won’t lie.”

Back in 2016, Stunna addressed their relationship on “Big Boy’s Neighborhood.” “Toni cool as fuck, man,” he said at the time. “Super cool. That’s the homegirl. I’ve been knowing her for a long time. We went to the BET Awards. What’s the big deal? We did music together. We got one coming out together.”

Birdman and Braxton, who previously collaborated on “Baby You Can Do It” and “Give It Back,” have been fielding relationship rumors for nearly two years now. They’ve never confirmed the talks, but even Tamar Braxton believes that they’re married. “I think that’s my brother-in-law,” she told Wendy Williams last year. “I do. I think they eloped. I’m telling you, they is married.”

Sunday, January 14, 2018

New Music: YFN Lucci feat. Meek Mill – ‘Street Kings’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:42 PM

YFN Lucci and Meek Mill are “Street Kings” on their gritty new collaboration.

Representing “live from the projects,” YFN kicks off the track with a verse about making it out of the slums, riding with day ones, and never calling off beef.

“Y’all street ni**as trying to make some millions, I know you hear me, but you gotta feel me,” he raps on the chorus. “These ni**as talk about it but they never did shit.”

Shouting out his homies, the incarcerated Meek rhymes about raising hell in a hood of broken dreams, getting expelled before knowing how to spell, and Lil Snupe’s death.

“I manned up and I turned a dollar to a thousand, turned a thousand to a million,” he raps. “Moved my mom from public housing / Had to put her in that mansion / From the hood, I got her out it / And they tell me that I’m losing / Man, you ni**as fuckin’ wildin’.”

“Street Kings” is the latest Meek and Lucci collaboration, following “You Know,” “Hustlin’,” and “One on One.” The new single is set to appear on YFN’s forthcoming album Ray Ray from Summerhill.

WWE Fights Travis Scott Over Cactus Jack Trademark

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:18 PM

Travis Scott and WWE are wrestling over trademark claims. The World Wrestling Entertainment powerhouse is attempting to block La Flame’s “Cactus Jack” trademark, which it abandoned in 2010, because it was once a nickname for wrestler Mick Foley, according to Wrestling News.

The renowned fighter, who also went by Dude Love and Mankind, fought under the Cactus Jack name as a tribute to his father since the 1980s. Foley still sells a variety of shirts with the “Cactus Jack” nickname on them and many fans have wondered about Scott’s use of the beloved wrestler’s moniker online.

Scott is no stranger to wrestling. In 2015, he told GQ that he once dreamed of being a part of the WWE, which was previously known as the WWF. “Since I was six, I wanted to be a fucking wrestler,” he said. “The Hardy Boys was fucking amazing. X-Pac was like my idol. So, performances, I always wanted to make it feel like it was the WWF or some shit.”

La Flame remains a fan of the WWE. Last year, he attended the company’s Survivor Series extravaganza in his hometown.

Scott announced the launch of his Cactus Jack imprint in March of 2017. “I’m not doing it to have financial control over my music,” he told Numéro Magazine at the time. “I want first and foremost to help other artists, launch new names, to provide opportunities. I want to do for them what happened to me, but better. By better I mean no bullshit. No lying to the artists about album release dates or the budgets of videos and albums.”

Last month, Scott’s alternate nickname Cactus Jack inspired the album title for Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, his collaborative album with Quavo. On the title track, he raps: “Cactus Jack, yeah / Got plaques on plaques, yeah / Hits on hits, yeah, in the mix.”

New Music: Dave East – ‘On God’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:21 PM

Before unloading Paranoia 2, Dave East hooks up with producers Nick Paps and Jahlil Beats for his latest buzz single, “On God.”

Over thunderous percussion and triumphant horns, the Mass Appeal-Def Jam spitter raps about grams in his pocket, cooking cocaine, motivating the streets, and doing it for the struggle. Plus, he throws in a shoutout to Drake and a reference to Views.

“These ni**as be thinking they the best, shit, I’m the best too,” he raps. “Fuck who got the best crew / Stand still when the TEC move / Drake, you my ni**a, but this penthouse got the best views / Flush out the product and wash my hands like it’s a restroom.”

East has been busy of late. He capped off 2017 with Karma and is now readying the release of Paranoia 2. The sequel to last year’s original, Paranoia: A True Story, is due to drop Tuesday (Jan. 16). That same day, the New York rhymer will embark on his “Paranoia 2 Tour” in his hometown. The 13-date trek is scheduled to continue through Seattle on Feb. 3, but more dates are slated to be announced soon.

#PARANOIA2 TOUR BEGINS THIS MONTH!!! More dates TBA

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G-Eazy and Halsey Perform ‘Him & I’ on ‘SNL’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:38 PM

G-Eazy and Halsey bring their love to “SNL.” The real-life couple teamed up for a special performance of “Him & I” during Halsey’s musical guest slot on “Saturday Night Live.”

Dressed in all black, the duo began their performance by caressing one another in front of a window, before taking the stage for a dramatic set with a live band and string section.

Amid “SNL’s” colorful lights and on top of a bed of fog, the romantic pair ran through their Bonnie and Clyde anthem. Unable to keep their hands off one another, their electric performance ended with a long stare and a kiss.

Beyond their rendition of The Beautiful & Damned collaboration, Halsey also performed “Bad at Love” off her 2017 album, hopeless fountain kingdom. Rocking a yellow fur coat and vintage-inspired lingerie set, the pop songstress delivered her bisexual anthem.

After the set, which featured male and female dancers, she responded to praise about song’s “bisexual narrative” online with: “FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!! #youarevalid.”

Elsewhere on “Saturday Night Live,” actor Pete Davidson performed a remix of Lil Pump’s viral sensation “Gucci Gang” dedicated to actor Stanley Tucci called “Tucci Gang.”

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Lil Uzi Vert & DJ Drama Feud Over Label Deal

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:39 PM

Drama keeps brewing between Lil Uzi Vert and DJ Drama. Taking to Twitter, the Generation Now artist dissed the imprint’s owner and alluded to the label’s wrongdoings.

“And if y’all do sign … sign 2 a major Dont sign 2 a rapper or a Dj,” tweeted Uzi. “Its Just Easier When The Time Come For That Fake Shit.”

Drama, who signed Vert to his and Don Cannon’s Generation Now imprint in 2015, quoted the tweet with his response. “Lets state the facts and see who REALLY on some fake shit,” he replied.

Uzi London went on to claim that Drama had a “guilty conscience or sumthin” and that he was “scary.” “I was given advice 2 my young followers … you got a guilty conscience or sumthin,” he wrote. “He did that cause he scary…44 on Twitter smh.” The latter post was since deleted.

Cannon has been vocal about how Generation Now has helped Uzi’s career. “When we found him, he didn’t have a real situation going,” he told Pigeons & Planes last year. “He was doing things on his own, trying to get his music on. I felt like with our supernatural abilities we could take him out of here, and that’s basically all it comes down to.”

Nevertheless, Uzi has been unhappy with his label deal and has expressed regrets over signing to the imprint. “We all make mistakes 2 get better,” he tweeted in December. “I should have never signed but I finna turn all this shit upside down ..you know the way it suppose to be.”

This isn’t the first time that there has been a public disagreement between Uzi and his label. In December 2016, Uzi announced that he was joining Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang. Shortly thereafter, Drama revealed that he was not actually joining the imprint and that he was “only” signed to Generation Now.

Despite any in-house disputes, Uzi’s deal with Generation Now has been fruitful for his career. Last year, he released his debut album, Luv Is Rage 2, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Video: Snoop Dogg – ‘Motivation’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:30 PM

Snoop Dogg finds plenty of “Motivation” in the video for his latest release, produced by Ben Billions.

Directed by D. Baker, the visual kicks off with Tha Doggfather in the gym. Soon, his workout is juxtaposed with NBA and NFL highlights. While S-N-Double-O-P dunks and hits threes in his gym, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Antonio Brown show off their pro skills on the court and on the field.

Snoop dedicates the song to pro-athletes and champs throughout. “It’s 2018 and I got something to motivate you,” he says. “I got something to get you right.”

Last year, D-O-Double-Gizzle unleashed two projects. He dropped Neva Left in May and then Make America Crip Again in October.

Now, Snoop is trying to motivate the youth in other ways. Yesterday, he announced that he is hoping to raise money to help children in Los Angeles watch Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film. Inspired by a similar initiative in Harlem, Snoop said he wants kids to “learn about a real black super hero.”

New Music: 21 Savage – ‘Pause’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:45 PM

21 Savage and Metro Boomin are back at it with the release of their once-vaulted “Pause” collaboration.

Over Boomin’s gloomy piano keys and hard-hitting percussion, Savage raps about his $1,500 belt, robbing stores, and walking around with a weapon, while referencing Adele’s “Shot You Down.”

“I took an oath not to tell / If you try the gang, we gon’ shoot you like Adele,” he raps, before adding a few warnings: “Bitch, you gon’ stay in your place / Bitch, I might nut on your face.”

The song was reportedly teased back in 2015, but was left off 21 and Metro’s collaborative Savage Mode project.

21 is having quite a moment on the Hot 100. Currently, he appears on four songs on the chart, including Post Malone’s “rockstar” (No. 3), Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi” (No. 19), “Bank Account” (No. 29), and Farruko’s “Krippy Kush” (No. 75).

Watch the Trailer for ‘Nas: Live From the Kennedy Center’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:31 AM

Nas is bringing Illmatic to the Kennedy Center.

The Queensbridge icon will perform his seminal 1994 debut album with the National Symphony Orchestra at the famed performing arts center in Washington, D.C. during a special for PBS, which is set to air next month.

In a trailer for the show, Esco opens up about what the experience means to him. “Before there was a fan base, a crowd, or audience, I was the fan base. The mirror was my audience. Myself, in a room by myself, was all I needed,” he said. “I wrote this in the projects in New York City. Here we are in the capital of America, Washington, D.C., playing this album and they’re feeling it.”

A trailer for the show features performance footage meshed with interviews and vintage photos and video. Rocking a tuxedo with a bow tie, Nas delivers a heartfelt rendition of the album’s cuts, including “The World Is Yours,” where he changes lyrics around to shoutout President Barack Obama. “I hope that you can look through the dream with me and see the journey I took to be on the stage with the orchestra,” he added.

Twenty-four years after dropping his heralded debut, Esco is reportedly wrapping up his next album. The follow-up to 2012’s Life Is Good is among the year’s most anticipated projects.

“Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop” airs Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Video: Tyga – ‘Temperature’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 9:42 PM

Tyga turns up the “Temperature” in Thailand in the romantic video for his latest single.

Directed by Jayga Rayn, the stunning visual kicks off with T-Raww driving around town, before he’s seen romancing his girl, played by Costa Rican model Juliana Herz. In between scenes of the pair on a beautiful beach at sunset and riding a motorcycle, Tyga stands on a rooftop overlooking a sea of skyscrapers and smog.

After fun in the sun, T-Raww and his leading lady paint the town red in the evening. From meeting on a helipad surrounded by dazzling lights to getting up close and personal while dancing at a nightclub, the fun continues for the lovers.

“The song was inspired by Asia,” Bugatti Raww told Billboard. “I took a trip to Thailand and it felt right to film the video there. It had a warm, but dark tropical vibe to it.”

Since releasing “Temperature” in December, Tyga also unleashed the video for “Boss Up.” Now, it appears T-Raww is gearing up for another big year after dropping Bugatti Raww and Bitch I’m the Shit 2 last year.

G-Eazy Talks H&M Partnership, Halsey, & White Privilege on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 8:45 PM

Just days after cutting ties with H&M over an offensive ad, G-Eazy stopped by “The Breakfast Club” to explain his decision.

The Oakland rapper addressed the situation by saying that he didn’t have to think twice about exiting the deal. “Contractually, there’s nothing in the contract that says, ‘If we do something racist, you get out the deal.’ If an artist does something bad, they pull the rug out instantly,” he said. “But when I saw that, feeling how I felt, it wasn’t even a conversation. It was just, ‘I’m out.’ Called my people like, ‘Get me out of this. This is not cool. I’m not putting my name on this. This is not okay.'”

Although he didn’t explain how much money he left on the table, Gerald said that it wasn’t about financial gain. “I was excited about H&M,” he said. “That was a big opportunity to put clothes all around the world and do something I actually liked and was cool with. Then, I saw that happening and I was like, ‘I’m not cool with it.'”

After saying that he sacrificed “a lot” of money, The Beautiful & Damned MC revealed that he doesn’t regret his decision. “I was buying moms a house off that check, period,” he added. “But I’ve always been a big believer that, if you believe in yourself, then this isn’t the last time it’ll come around. My value didn’t go nowhere.”

Elsewhere during the interview, Gerald addressed Halsey’s rumored cocaine use, his friends in the rap game, and why he doesn’t want to have children. He also spoke on white privilege, his rumored ex-girlfriend Lana Del Rey, and his “No Limit” collaborators A$AP Rocky and Cardi B. Read additional quotes from the interview below.

On Halsey’s Rumored Cocaine Use: “It is what it is. We’re in the middle of the water. Somebody with a mile-long lens. That’s a long lens. Can I live? We’re literally in the middle of nowhere, enjoying ourselves, it’s a holiday, whatever. That kind of thing, leaving restaurants and paparazzi being outside, is new to me. It’s a weird thing not having that privacy to live. It’s a little weird but it’s whatever.

On Whether They Snorted Cocaine: “I don’t know. I was on a boat. Go figure. It’s New Year’s Day. It’s Miami. I’m on a yacht. What do you think I’m doing? You think I’m smoking weed?”

On Children: “I’m not having kids. Nah. Couches pull out, I don’t. Who knows? I’m just not in that place right now.”

On White Privilege: “I’m a white male. I’m privileged everywhere and I’m aware of that. Everything is easier for me, period. In terms of music, I still had to work to get my voice heard. I didn’t start rapping yesterday. I’ve been at this for over 10 years but I am aware of that.”

On Friends: “E-40, Vic Mensa. I’ve known him forever. Puff gives me a lot of advice. Puff’s a real one. Everybody back home. Mistah F.A.B. Kehlani. I was talking to her last night. She’s like a real sister. She’s one of my best friends…We can damn near make an album together.”

On Lana Del Rey: “We haven’t talked in a long time. She’s a nice girl. She’s real sweet.”

On A$AP Rocky: “I’ve known Rocky forever. I opened his first New York show. I met Rocky right when ‘Peso’ came out, when he was first buzzing.”

On Cardi B: “I just think she’s incredible. Even before, with her mixtapes, I was watching and following her, her whole bring, image, and personality was this unapologetic. She was her. She was comfortable in her skin. She was not holding back. Not biting her tongue for nothing.”

New Music: Zoey Dollaz feat. Lil Wayne – ‘Mula (Remix)’

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Lil Wayne is all about the “Mula” on the head-knocking remix to Zoey Dollaz’ M’ap Boule single.

Inspired by the concept of being unfaithful to the money, Weezy throws some personification on his verse. “So addicted to her, faithful and restricted to her,” he raps. “I know she been around, but a lot of ni**as blew her / I’ma take good care of her / Make sure you aware of her / Put her on the table, break her down like a skeleton.”

Zoey brings the remix home with a hook that further explains the money-making concept. “I cheated on my girl with a bitch named Mula,” he raps on the sing-songy hook. “I took her to the mall and I took her to the jeweler / I might fuck around and go put her in the bank / When you get money, give a fuck about what they think.”

Dollaz originally dropped “Mula” with Ricky Remedy on last year’s M’ap Boule. The project also featured collaborations with Chris Brown, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Future, and Tory Lanez.

Earlier today, Tunechi joined Kodak Black on the remix to Hot Boy Turk’s “Fuck How It Turn Out.” Both new appearances follow last month’s Dedication 6 and precede the upcoming D6: Reloaded.

Cardi B Calls President Trump ‘Disgusting’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:48 PM

Cardi B is sounding off on President Trump.

Taking to Twitter on Friday (Jan. 12), the “Bodak Yellow” rapper voiced her displeasure with reported comments that the President of the United States made about immigrants from various countries.

“Trump is soo disgusting !I hate him Soo much,” tweeted Cardi. “Im starting to hate him with a fucking passion 😡😡😡

Cardi was likely responding to President Trump’s alleged comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to several people who were briefed on the meeting, as per The Washington Post.

The White House did not immediately dispute the account in a statement to press. However, President Trump appeared to deny saying this in a Twitter post today. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,” he wrote.

This is not a first for Cardi, whose mother is from Trinidad and Tobago and whose father is from the Dominican Republic. In September, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper also joined the likes of Rihanna and John Legend in criticizing President Trump’s response to hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico.

“Puerto Rico in crisis right now & Donald has not yet visited or talk about it,” she tweeted. “PR is part of the USA you know Don’t forget about the island.”

Last year, Cardi B also called President Trump an “evil villain” and compared him to Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers film franchise.

New Music: Hot Boy Turk feat. Lil Wayne & Kodak Black – ‘F**k How It Turn Out (Remix)’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:30 PM

After tag-teaming on “Codeine Dreaming,” Lil Wayne and Kodak Black join forces again. This time, they do it on the remix to Hot Boy Turk’s single, “Fuck How It Turn Out.”

Produced by DJ Swift and Dubba-AA, the booming instrumental allows Turk to establish his street mentality over thumping drums. “I’m really about this gangsta shit, y’all ni**as not,” he boasts. “Y’all some fuckin’ house ni**as, I was on the block / Got my bread right, ni**a, now I’m on a yacht.”

Weezy uses the track to rap about sobriety. “It’s hard to look sober / But they looking over shoulders, they looking and they notice / Whatever’s in this soda’s got me looking like a tortoise.” Meanwhile, Project Baby aims at all his haters with a casual verse. “I aint even gotta rhyme, this one deeper than rap,” he rhymes. “Said we beefing, I ain’t tweeting, I’m too G for that I do.”

Hot Boy Turk, an original member of Cash Money’s Hot Boys, is set to release a new EP this year followed by an autobiography and documentary about his life titled 52 Bullets.

Ameriie Announces Pregnancy

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:30 PM

Ameriie is celebrating her 38th birthday with a special surprise. The “1 Thing” songstress has announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Lenny Nicholson.

Wearing a red military jacket over an all-black outfit, the smiling mom-to-be holds her baby bump with pride in a carousel of three photos on Instagram. “#BestBirthdayPresentEver,” she captioned the post. “#21weeks #blessed.”

😌❤️🎈 #BestBirthdayPresentEver #21weeks #blessed 🙏🏽

A post shared by AMERIIE 에므리 📚🎼 Amerie (@ameriie) on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:10am PST

This will be the first child for the couple. Ameriie married her manager and former Columbia Records executive Nicholson during an island ceremony in Anguilla in 2011.

In 2016, the artist formerly known as Amerie released her Drive EP followed by the “Redrum” single last year. She has also been working on a series of books, including Because You Love to Hate Me, an anthology that she edited last year.

In May of 2016, Ameriie opened up about her hiatus from the music world. “I know I disappeared and people are like, ‘What happened?’ It’s because, I don’t really chase after fame,” she explained. “I don’t really love red carpets. Maybe it’s because of the OCD thing. They just give me a lot of anxiety…People ask me to do reality shows, but that’s not me.”

Congratulations to the couple!

Video: Offset – ‘Violation Freestyle’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:30 PM

While Migos’ Culture II gets mixed, Quality Control and Offset unleash the “Violation Freestyle” video, repping the ATLien’s O.G. status and lavish lifestyle.

To go along with his extravagant bars on the DJ Durel-produced banger, Offset shows out in the King Content-directed visual. He counts up cash, takes inventory of his jewelry, and surrounds himself with a slew of towel-clad models.

The shiny clip goes perfectly with the trap-infused banger, where Offset boasts about his cars, diamonds, and relationship with Cardi B. “Back up lil’ bitch, you ain’t bad enough,” he raps. “All of my foreigns get mounted up / Bust down my wrist, bitch, I’m Patek’d up / Yellow skin bitch and she tatted up.”

Following “Ice Tray” (featuring Lil Yachty and Quavo) and “She for Keeps” (with Nicki Minaj and Quavo), “Violation Freestyle” is a single off Quality Control’s Control the Streets, Vol. 1 compilation.

Next up, Offset is gearing up for Migos’ Culture II, which is expected to arrive this month.

Tinashe Teases 3 New Singles

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:21 PM

Tinashe has a three pack on the way.

While fans await her sophomore album Joyride, the multifaceted singer-songwriter took to social media to tease three new tracks—”No Drama,” “Me So Bad,” and “Faded Love.”

Lounging in a shiny bra and bedazzled thong under ripped denim, the R&B vixen revealed the sexy artwork with the caption: “new 💎 coming soon.”

In another glimpse of new music, Tinashe released a short video that shows her vibing along to new tracks in her new home studio. “My brothers come here, we built a studio, and we basically just started working here every day,” she says in the clip, which shows her writing and recording new cuts.

The teasers follow a mysterious video that Tinashe released earlier this week. “If my life was like a movie I’d need 50 sequels,” she captained the clip, which appeared to hint towards the long-awaited Joyride release. The project has been teased since 2015 and is expected to arrive this year.

Wale and J. Cole Preview ‘New Vibes’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:30 PM

Wale and J. Cole are silencing talks of a possible feud by previewing new music.

The MMG rapper recently hit the studio with the Dreamville boss, posting a clip from their session (via HHNM), which features Cole bobbing his head to a snippet of new material. “Workin on new vibes.. wit Cole,” said Wale.

@wale and #JCole in the studio previewing new music. 👀

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In December 2016, Folarin took issue with Cole’s “False Prophets,” in which he rapped about a friend who’s constantly complaining about his place in the rap game. Days after the track was released in Cole’s Eyez documentary, Wale responded to the perceived slights on “Groundhog Day.”

“I know since I got my deal and his shit got real, I ain’t been the easiest ni**a to deal with,” he said on the response track. “I’m heavily flawed, but far from a false prophet.”

Shortly after that, the two appeared together at a basketball game, signifying that there was no animosity. In the past, the rappers have collaborated on tracks like “Black Grammys,” “Bad Girls Club,” and “The Pessimist.”

It’s unclear where their new collaboration will land, but Wale is working on the follow-up to last year’s S.H.I.N.E., while Cole is prepping his next LP after 2016’s 4 Your Eyez Only. Folarin also provided a sign of things to come with his remix of SZA’s “The Weekend” earlier this week.

New Music: Mary J. Blige – ‘Bounce Back 2.0’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:30 PM

After celebrating her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and her 47th birthday, Mary J. Blige unleashes a “Time’s Up” anthem, “Bounce Back 2.0.”

The motivational track kicks off with an empowering message for women in the wake of the Time’s Up movement, which is meant to promote the end of discrimination, harassment, and assault. “Ladies, let me tell you something,” she sings. “We’ve come too far to lose / We’ll win this battle.”

The Mudbound actress’ inspirational words continue as she describes triumph after tragedy on the track, which she first previewed back in December. “Look what we’re made of,” she adds. “Beautiful scars on us / This life is what we make it / Won’t change a thing / Ain’t worried about it, no.”

The song was released on SoundCloud with the caption: “#TimesUp. Its Time to Bounce Back.”

Yesterday, Mary was honored by family and friends including Diddy, Tyrese, and Jimmy Iovine at her Walk of Fame ceremony. Action Bronson also paid homage to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul with a musical tribute. The host of Viceland’s “The Untitled Action Bronson Show” remixed the My Life classic “I’m Going Down” for Spotify.

“I’m not a singer,” he said before belting out the ’90s R&B anthem, which is a cover of Rose Royce’s 1976 single of the same name. “So I’m gonna give the best vocal performance I possibly can off the couch.”

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