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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Arin Ray & Kehlani Team Up in ‘Change’ Video

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Last week, Arin Ray and Kehlani debuted their collaboration “Change.”

Now the duo teams up in the nostalgic and sensual visual. In the throwback clip, directed by Miles & AJ, the two pay homage to ’90s R&B videos as they show off their chemistry in the sultry scenes.

Arin was particularly pleased with the outcome. “I’ve had some dope videos in the past, but this one, as far as creativity and doing things differently, this is the one,” he told Billboard. “This is the one where I’m like, ‘Yeah, we really got this one.’ And I don’t wanna do it differently after this, I wanna keep the same formula.”

The Cincinnati crooner is now working on the follow-up to his 2018 debut Platinum Fire. “I think Platinum Fire had a certain sound to it. This will not sound like Platinum Fire,” he explained. “It’s another journey and the one after this is gonna sound different from that. I’m grateful to show the progress and the growth. I don’t want people to put limits on what I can do.”

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Video: Young Thug feat. Gunna – ‘Surf’

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Young Thug is riding the wave.

Hot off the release of So Much Fun, Thugger keeps the celebration going in the fun-filled video for his standout track “Surf” featuring Gunna. Clad in his designer drip, Thugger hits the sandy shores of Port Hueneme, Calif. while surrounded by bikini-clad women. Gunna joins the beach bash, flaunting his cash while riding an ATV. Thug busts out the water guns as the party continues into the night.

The Atlanta rapper’s debut album So Much Fun dropped Friday featuring Future, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Quavo, Juice WRLD, and NAV.

Thug is already working on his next project. He recently previewed “Jewel Baby,” a collaboration with Future, Gunna, and Lil Baby off Super Slimey 2.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Young Thug Previews ‘Super Slimey 2’ Track

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More slime.

Just days after dropping his debut album So Much Fun, Young Thug is teasing a track off his Super Slimey 2 collaborative project with Future, Lil Baby, and Gunna.

In the 30-second clip, which was posted to Instagram Stories, Thug, Future, Gunna, and Baby can be heard rapping about jewels and alligator shoes. According to the file name, the song is titled “Jewel Baby.”

Earlier this month, Thug announced that he’s in the studio working on the sequel to 2017’s Super Slimey, his joint mixtape with Future. But this time around, he’s added Baby and Gunna into the mix.

Meanwhile, Thugger appears to have moved on from HiTunes, which was supposed to be the title of his debut album prior to So Much Fun. According to Thug’s close friend and collaborator Be EL Be (via Complex), tracks from the project have already been released under different titles throughout the years.

“You ni**as leaked and shared what could have been hi tunes every year since 2015,” he tweeted. “It already came out.”

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Cardi B Applauds JAY-Z’s NFL Partnership

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Cardi B is weighing in on JAY-Z’s NFL deal.

Earlier this week, Roc Nation announced a music and social justice partnership with the league. As the NFL’s “live music entertainment strategist,” JAY-Z will consult on entertainment, including the Super Bowl halftime show, and contribute to the league’s social-justice program, Inspire Change.

But the deal has received some backlash from critics who argue that the rapper, who has been a supporter of social justice causes, is disregarding the fact that Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed from the league since taking a knee during the national anthem three years ago.

However, others including Cardi B think Hov’s deal will bring positive change. “I think that he could make a change. I feel like he just didn’t went on an NFL deal without an agreement,” she told TMZ. “I feel like he went in there like, ‘Alright, if you guys want me to work with y’all, y’all need to bring my peoples in there. Y’all need to do things my way.’ And I feel like he’s gonna change it.”

She even thinks JAY could bring Kaepernick back to the NFL. “I feel like JAY-Z could bring back Colin Kaepernick. I feel like he has that power,” she added.

Cardi declined to perform at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in support of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. “I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform,” she told The Associated Press after turning down the gig. “But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.”

JAY-Z will reportedly soon acquire a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team, according to TMZ. It’s unclear what team he will have a stake in, but a source says he “wants to continue to be a change agent for the NFL.”

Meanwhile, Cardi is using her power to encourage young voters to get involved in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. She recently sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to talk about issues including police brutality, immigration, student debt, healthcare, wages, and more.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

50 Cent and Birdman Joke About Buying $9 Million Bugatti

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50 Cent may be looking up to upgrade his custom Lamborghini.

Bugatti recently unveiled its latest limited-edition model. The Bugatti Centodieci will cost $9 million and only 10 will be made.

But the supercar—which goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.4 seconds—may be a little too expensive, even for 50’s taste. The G-Unit mogul reposted a CNN article with the headline and shared his own take on the ultra-expensive whip. “9 mill wait, we must get the building the car in too πŸ€” they going to far,” he wrote.

50 Cent and Birdman IG

50 already owns a Lamborghini Aventador, which costs around $400,000. 50 revealed that Snoop Dogg “stole” the custom Versace-wrapped vehicle after their recent show in Brooklyn.

While Fif may not be in the market for a $9 million car, Birdman is looking to add one to his collection. The Cash Money millionaire, who grossed $20 million in 2018 according to Forbes, told 50 that he wants in.

“Fuk that 5 we need that shit,” he commented on 50’s IG post.

Birdman is already a member of the exclusive Bugatti owners club. He previously purchased a $2 million Bugatti Veyron. “It’s something that everybody ain’t gonna get, so that’s my love for it,” he told DUB magazine in 2011.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Stream Snoh Aalegra’s Album ‘- Ugh, those feels again’

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Nearly two years since releasing her breakout debut FEELS, Snoh Aalegra returns with the sequel – Ugh, those feels again.

The album, which was executive produced by No I.D., features 14 R&B-driven tracks which pull inspiration from her idols, including Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson, as well as her experiences as a Swedish woman of Iranian descent who is coming into her own.

Unlike FEELS, which she describes as “more emo,” the sequel has a more upbeat tone. “I would say the first half is a little more happy and then the B-side, the second half of the album, goes back to the old FEELS a little,” she told Ebro on Beats 1.

It’s been a long journey for the 31-year-old singer-songwriter, who was only 18 when she released her first album. “It’s shaped me a lot and given me thicker skin and I really appreciate everything good that’s coming for me,” she said. “And I’m happy that I didn’t make it when I was 18 ’cause I probably wasn’t ready for it then. I would maybe lose my head.”

– Ugh has already earned praise from fans and critics alike. “Ugh is a ‘real album,’ with a unified yet ever-changing sound and vibe,” wrote Variety.

Stream – Ugh, those feels again below.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

50 Cent Reveals How Snoop Dogg ‘Stole’ His Lamborghini

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50 Cent is putting Snoop Dogg on blast.

The “Power” executive producer recounted how Snoop Dogg “stole” his car during his appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Both rappers were performing at the Masters of Ceremony concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in June when Snoop surprised him by showing up on stage to perform their “P.I.M.P. (Remix).” But when 50 got off stage, his custom Versace Lamborghini Aventador was missing.

“I came out and the car was gone,” said Fif. “He walked by the car, saw the car and was like, I don’t know if it was jealous feelings or something, but he actually went to the car and got in the car ’cause the keys are in there.”

50 was searching for the car before he found out that the valet had given it to Snoop. “And the guy that’s supposed to be like the valet parker, I was like, ‘Where did the car go? And he was like, ‘Snoop took the car.’ I said, ‘What?’ I’m like how you just let him take my car. ‘Cause Snoop be [smoking weed] a lot. I think he thought that was his car for a minute.”

50 believes Snoop may have taken the car in exchange for the performance. “Later I made a tape saying that I owed him for the performance because he feel like you got me performing for free and you got cars like this out here. He thought I tricked him into a performance, but he offered to perform.”

50 previously described the incident on Instagram, revealing that Snoop may have taken the car as payment for showing up and performing with him. Snoop even documented himself backstage stealing the car, which he said was “made for a Crip.”

“50 Cent, ni**a owe me some money, so I’m just gonna take the ni**a car right now,” said Snoop. “50, I’ma gonna take your car cuz till you give me my money.”

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tomi Lahren Blasts JAY-Z-NFL Partnership

Posted by Unknown on 2:33 PM

JAY-Z and the NFL are teaming up on a music and social justice campaign, but not everyone is happy about it.

Taking to Twitter, Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren slammed the partnership between the league and JAY-Z’s Roc Nation. “Jay-Z will be consulting with the NFL for the Super Bowl halftime show and other performances because apparently the league doesn’t hate America and law enforcement officers at a level satisfactory enough for the former drug dealer,” tweeted the conservative political commentator.

JAY-Z has criticized the NFL over its treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He, along with Rihanna, turned down the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. “I said no to the Super Bowl: You need me, I don’t need you / Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums to,” he rapped on The Carters’ “APESHIT.”

As part of the NFL deal, JAY-Z and Roc Nation will serve as the league’s “live music entertainment strategists,” consulting on entertainment programs including the halftime show. Additionally, the partnership will support the league’s activism campaign, Inspire Change, which supports criminal justice reform, economic growth opportunities, and educational progress.

“With its global reach, the National Football League has the platform and opportunity to inspire change across the country,” said JAY-Z. “Roc Nation has shown that entertainment and enacting change are not mutually exclusive ideas — instead, we unify them. This partnership is an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America.”

Lahren frequently speaks out against the hip-hop community. She came under fire over her comments about 21 Savage and his immigration case and has sparred with Cardi B on social media. Most recently, she and Joyner Lucas faced off over his “Devil’s Work” video.

Despite Lahren’s comments, rappers including T.I. have applauded JAY-Z for the NFL partnership.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

New Music: Snoop Dogg feat. Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna & Slim Jxmmi – ‘Do It When I’m In It’

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As he gears up for his new album I Wanna Thank Me on Friday, Snoop Dogg links with Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna, and Slim Jxmmi on “Do It When I’m In It.”

On the Latin-flavored banger, produced by J.D., Snoop brings his laid-back flow, while Ozuna spits a fiery verse in Spanish. Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi caps it off with his groovy energy.

This marks Snoop and J.D.’s first collaboration since the “Welcome to Atlanta” remix in 2002.

I Wanna Thank Me drops Friday featuring 22 tracks, including collaborations with Chris Brown, Slick Rick, YG, Mustard, Wiz Khalifa, Nate Dogg, Trey Songz, Swizz Beatz, and Nate Dogg.

I Wanna Thank Me Tracklisting

1. “What U Talkin’ Bout”
2. “So Misinformed” (feat. Slick Rick)
3. “Let Bygones Be Bygones”
4. “One Blood, One Cuzz” (feat. DJ Battlecat)
5. “Countdown” (feat. Swizz Beatz)
6. “I C Your B******t”
7. “Turn Me On” (feat. Chris Brown)
8. “Blue Face Hunnids” (feat. YG & Mustard)
9. “New Booty”
10. “Take Me Away” (feat. Russ & Wiz Khalifa)
11. “Do It When I’m In It” (feat. Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna & Slim Jxmmi)
12. “First Place” (feat. Tdot Illdude)
13. “Focused”
14. “Rise To the Top” (feat. Trey Songz & Swizz Beatz)
15. “Wintertime in June” (feat. Nate Dogg)
16. “Doo Wop Thank Me” (feat. The HamilTones)
17. “Main Phone” (feat. Rick Rock & Stressmatic)
18. “Do You Like I Do” (feat. Lil Duval)
19. “I’ve Been Looking For You” (feat. Eric Jaye)
20. “Little Square UBitchU” (feat. Anitta)
21. “Ventalation” (feat. RJmrLA, $tupid Young & Azjah)
22. “I Wanna Thank Me” (feat. Marknoxx)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Tyler, the Creator Announces Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Lineup

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Tyler, the Creator has revealed the lineup for the eighth annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.

The two-day festival will return to the Dodger Stadium grounds in Los Angeles on Nov. 9-10 with performances from Solange, YG, BROCKHAMPTON, Juice WRLD, and Tyler himself. The star-studded lineup also includes 21 Savage, H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, DaBaby, Earl Sweatshirt, FKA twigs, GoldLink, The Internet, Willow Smith, and Yasiin Bey. There is also an unannounced headliner.

Last year’s festival featured a headlining performance from Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s Kids See Ghosts duo, along with Post Malone, SZA, A$AP Rocky, and Ms. Lauryn Hill, while past years have featured Pharrell, Frank Ocean, and Erykah Badu.

In addition to the performances, the Camp Flog Gnaw festivities include a mix of carnival rides and games all curated by Tyler. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon PT. Two-day GA passes start at $245.

Prior to the festival, Tyler will kick off his “IGOR Tour” in support of his sixth album IGOR, which became his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

See the full lineup below.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Kodak Black Apologizes to Yung Miami for Threatening to Hit Her

Posted by Unknown on 2:48 PM

Kodak Black is showing remorse after he threatened violence against Yung Miami.

The “ZEZE” rapper, who is in jail on weapons charges, rapped about punching the pregnant City Girls rapper in the stomach on a recent freestyle that he recorded in jail.

“I bought Yung Miami a ring, she wanted 808’s baby,” he rapped in the clip, which he shared on Instagram. “When I see her I’ma hit that bitch in her stomach / The way I keep this shit too real / They say I’m fuckin’ up my money.”

Now Kodak is backing off his “petty” remarks. Taking to Twitter on Saturday (Aug. 10), he issued an apology of sorts. “#YungMiami Gimmicks Are For Suckas, As I Sit Back I Realize How Petty That Move Was And As A Man It’s Certain Things We Refrain From,” he tweeted.

He also apologized to the father of Miami’s unborn child, Southside of production duo 808 Mafia. “@sizzle808MAFIA Ain’t No Smoke Wit You Bra Fuck That Lame Shit I Pray Y’all Have A Healthy Baby And Live A Prosperous Life,” he said, adding, “Besides Bitch We Got More Hits To Make.”

Yung Miami, who announced her pregnancy in June, starred in Kodak’s video for “Christmas in Miami,” during which he proposed to her with a Ring Pop.

Following Kodak’s violent freestyle, her boyfriend Southside fired back on Instagram Stories. “Somebody tell Kodak suck a dick,” wrote the Atlanta beatmaker. “How ’bout that? And get up out of jail first, pussy.”

Yung Miami also weighed in. After a commenter dissed her and Southside on Instagram (“Kodak dusted u lil mama now this 808 ni**a big mad”), she responded, “Poor ass ni**a Kodak ain’t dust shit!”

Kodak remains behind bars after being arrested on weapons charges for allegedly making false statements on gun applications. He was denied bond and will remain in a Florida jail cell at least until September when his trial gets underway.

Last week, Yung Miami was targeted during a drive-by shooting in Miami. The pregnant rapper was riding in her Mercedes G-Wagon when shots were fired at the vehicle, but she was not hit.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Drake Gets Beatles Tattoo to Celebrate Chart Record

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Drake has more slaps than The Beatles, and he’s making it known.

The 6 God got a new tattoo to celebrate his record-breaking chart feat. The ink on his left forearm, which was revealed by Word On Road, shows the Toronto rapper standing in front of The Beatles in an image inspired by the band’s Abbey Road album cover. Drizzy leads the pack, while the four band members walk behind him in a single-file line down the crosswalk on Abbey Road in London.

Drizzy’s play on the iconic 1969 cover art is a nod to him passing The Beatles for the second-most top 10s in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. He achieved this with “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross in June. He now has 35 top 10 hits, behind only Madonna, who leads with 38.

Drake rapped about the milestone (“I got more slaps than The Beatles”) on Meek Mill’s “Going Bad,” which was a reference to him surpassing The Beatles’ record for most top 10 hits on the Hot 100 in a single year.

Earlier this month, he dropped his Care Package project featuring fan favorites that were previously unavailable on streaming services. It is expected to debut at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200.

He has also been hard at work on a new album. During the London stop on his “Assassination Vacation Tour” in April, Drizzy revealed that he’s already started recording and plans to return with a new album in 2020.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Mystikal Injures Himself After Falling Offstage

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Danger! Mystikal took a scary tumble while on stage during a recent show.

The New Orleans rapper was performing on Thursday night in Tampa when the incident took place. Within 30 seconds of running onstage, he tumbled to the floor below. In the video footage, obtained by TMZ, security helps him back up, but he was clearly in pain.

Despite the injury, he continued performing hits like “It Ain’t My Fault” for the next 45 minutes while seated at the edge of the stage. But the pain was so bad that he eventually had to cut his set by more than half and was helped offstage because he couldn’t walk.

According to a concertgoer, something was obviously wrong. Mystikal was reportedly heard saying, “Man, I need an ambulance.”

Members of his crew guided him offstage without putting weight on the injured leg. It’s unclear if he went to the hospital.

As for what caused the fall, he apparently slipped. An eyewitness says a drink fell before Mystikal’s performance and it splashed all over the stage.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

New Music: Mary J. Blige – ‘Know’

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Mary J. Blige is sharing her testimony.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul returns with her empowering anthem “Know.” The soulful song opens with some words of wisdom from the R&B powerhouse, who chronicles her inspiring journey.

“Being a ruler means sacrifice. Most of the time, you get less than what you give,” says MJB. “So every woman and mother in the world is a queen because she sacrificed so much.”

She then takes it to church as she sings about overcoming obstacles and bouncing back. “My snapback’s real / Still thick in these jeans / I ain’t missin’ no meals,” sings Mary. “They just don’t know how many times I lost just so I could win.”

Blige is currently traveling across the country with Nas on their co-headlining “Royalty Tour,” which wraps next month. The two recently teamed up on their collaboration “Thriving.”

The Oscar-nominated singer-actress will also star in “Power Book 2: Ghost,” a spinoff of Starz’ hit series “Power.”

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Nicki Minaj Previews Juice WRLD Collaboration

Posted by Unknown on 2:06 PM

Nicki Minaj has new music on deck.

Fresh off her collaborations with Lil Durk and Chance the Rapper, the Queen is teasing a new track with Juice WRLD. Taking to Instagram Live on Tuesday (Aug. 6), she previewed her upcoming record with the “Lucid Dreams” hitmaker.

“Bad bitches from the world, let me make it clear / When I leave Juice WRLD, back to pink hair,” raps Nicki in the brief clip.

The two previously toured through Europe together on their “Nicki WRLD Tour” earlier this year.

During the live session, she also shared a snippet of her remix to Pop Smoke’s “Welcome to the Party,” which features an explosive verse from the Queen. “Old silly bitches, I’ma kill these bitches / Yo Pop, who the f**k want smoke?” she raps.

On Friday, Megan Thee Stallion is set to drop her new single “Hot Girl Summer” featuring Nicki and Ty Dolla $ign. “She was really sweet and every time we’ve interacted it’s been very genuine and down to earth,” said Nicki of the Houston rapper.

The soon-to-be Mrs. Petty may have even more surprises in store when she hosts a new episode of Queen Radio on Monday, Aug. 12. “This episode of Queen Radio is gonna be super special for so many reasons. It’s gonna be exciting,” she promised fans.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

50 Cent Tells Bow Wow That Future Took All His Women

Posted by Unknown on 2:23 PM

50 Cent is having some fun at Bow Wow’s expense.

It all started when the “Power” producer posted an Instagram photo of himself shirtless in the bathtub. Trey Songz responded in the comments, joking, “Damn 5, gon make a ni**a block you mane.”

50 was quick to respond, adding his own commentary. “No @treysongz you can’t have all the bitches fool. πŸ€”LMAO TYCOON weekend we gone go crazy in NY,” he wrote to his “Big Rich Town” collaborator.

Trey’s comment prompted Bow Wow to react with the crying laughing face emoji. 50 replied, telling Trey not to bring Bow to his “Power” concert at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 20. “hey @treysongz don’t be bringing this ni**a to the party’s man. this lil ni**a crazy, playing wit the money.”

Bow Wow clapped back by clowning 50 for posting a thirst trap photo. “Bro out here in the tub thirst trapping to get girls to show up to the party,” he wrote. “ima be in london anyway… Yall gone be on a boat with all my old work. Good luck.”

50 returned fire, telling Bow Wow that Future took all his women. “you ain’t got no bitches lil ni**a @future took all of them. πŸ˜†LMAO,” he said.

But Bow Wow just laughed it off. “Hahahahaha im out! Hahaha,” he wrote, which prompted 50 to respond: “you on probation, πŸ€”till we figure out what happened last time man.LOL.”

See their hilarious dialogue below.

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