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Saturday, February 17, 2018

New Music: Sean Paul & David Guetta feat. Becky G – ‘Mad Love’

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Sean Paul and David Guetta get “Mad Love” on their island-flavored collaboration featuring Becky G.

The dance floor-ready track features some back-and-forth singing between Sean and Becky. It’s also a global celebration, as he goes into patois, and she dabbles in Spanglish.

“Love me like that, poco a poco, muy, muy lento,” she sings, while asking for love in a slow and tender way. “Good Lord, girl, you goin’ so hard,” he adds. “Girl, yuh legs look the best when I’m spreading the two apart.”

The long-awaited joint reportedly took two years to make. “I’ve been working on this record for a long time,” said Sean. “It was a pleasure to work with David Guetta and his team as we got the production to the perfect sound. It was also great to work with Becky G and her team. ‘Nuff love to all of them! The song is full of energy and I can’t wait for people to hear it!”

Becky also rejoiced over the raunchy collaboration. “It’s a dream come true to have the opportunity to collaborate with an icon like Sean,” she said. “Music brings people together and that’s exactly what this song does. ‘Mad Love’ will give you the energy you need to get up and get on the dance floor!”

New Music: Fetty Wap – ‘KissWowie’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:48 PM

Shortly after welcoming a baby girl with Alexis Skyy, Fetty Wap dedicates his newest song “KissWowie” to his current girlfriend Corri Moore.

Over the melodic track, Zoovier sings about his love for the model-author, who goes by “KissWowie” on Instagram. “Do you like to get high?” he asks with his trademark harmonies. “Do you like to take trips by the water? / We can take off and ride / Let her brag about the shit that I bought her.”

Fetty welcomed his daughter with Alexis Skyy in January. His former girlfriend Lezhae Zeona is also reportedly expecting a second child from the rapper, who is now dating Moore.

“KissWowie” follows Zoo Wop’s For My Fans 3: The Final Chapter mixtape, which dropped in January. Fetty is now working on his oft-delayed sophomore album, the follow-up to his 2015 debut.

Watch the “KissWowie” lyric video below.

Quavo Named MVP of NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:47 PM

Huncho the MVP.

On Friday (Feb. 16), Quavo took home the Most Valuable Player trophy at the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, where he scored a game-leading 19 points on 7 of 10 field goal shooting.

Tabulating five rebounds, three assists, and two steals, the Migos rapper was a resounding success on the court for Team Clippers. His squad defeated Team Lakers 75-66 at the Verizon Up Arena in Los Angeles.

Quavo balled up against his “I’m the One” collaborator Justin Bieber, who was named MVP of the 2011 Celebrity Game. At one point, he even blocked the Biebs’ shot for one of the game’s big highlights. J.B. tried to return the favor, but Huncho came out on top.

“That’s my boy,” Quavo said after the game. “He said I was ball-hoggin’, though. I said, ‘If we was on the same team, we would have been the greatest 1-2 punch ever.'”

Hoisting his MVP trophy in the air, Quavo celebrated his big win while lamenting the fact that he didn’t score more points. “I was trying to go for a 20 piece,” he said. “But as long as I’ve got the most points on the floor, that’s the way to go. Dat way!”

Offset, who was on hand with Takeoff, commended Quavo’s work ethic and dedication in a post-game interview. “My boy, he gon’ show up every time,” he said. “That’s the ‘Cho! Huncho! He can pull up. Nineteen points. The leading scorer! You know what’s going on.”

New Music: Tyga feat. Gucci Mane – ‘Sip a Lil’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:18 PM

Tyga pours up with Gucci Mane on “Sip a Lil,” their collaboration off the just-released Kyoto.

Over trap-infused production with haunting keys, T-Raww flexes his Auto-Tuned crooning. “When I sip a little, I might send a missile,” he sings. “Hit you with the tongue emoji, wanna lick that…When I sip a little, I miss you a little / When I sip a little more, I miss you a little more.”

El Gato joins the party with a reference to Tupac Shakur and a message to the hearts he’s broken in the past.

“I bet she hears this song and thinks about Guwop back inside her,” he raps. “Drop top, but my top open, her heart broken, I’m liable / My ambition as a rider, is all about survival.”

Gucci isn’t the only guest on the album. Tory Lanez (“Faithful”), 24hrs (“Holdin On”), and Kyndall (“Leather in the Rain”) are also part of the Last Kings/Empire release, which dropped Friday (Feb. 16).

Nipsey Hussle Addresses Cardi B’s Gang Controversy

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:18 PM

Nipsey Hussle has some advice for Cardi B.

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, who’s claimed to be a Blood, came under criticism recently, when she used the word “flue” instead of “blue” in a since-deleted Instagram caption, offending Crips in the process. During an interview with “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” the Crenshaw rapper, who’s a Crip, explained why this was a “delicate” issue.

“She’s from New York,” he explained. “There’s a different reality to gang bangin’ on the East Coast than there is in L.A. This is a 30-40 year culture out here. People died in the ’80s. Uncles and homies got killed behind this thing. So there’s a different level of sensitivity.”

He went on to explain how language can play a role and how rappers with gang ties have to be mindful of this. “That’s how Bloods talk amongst themselves. Crips [are] gonna say certain words also,” he said. “A Crip might say dead instead of saying red like a Blood might say flue instead of blue. But the disrespect happens when you go public and you not in the privacy of your hood or your homies.

“You never heard Game say flue or crab and you never heard Nip say dead or slob in a record, based on the respect,” he added. “What I realize too, and what we learned growing up, [is that] whatever you say in private, you gotta be able to say in public. So if you’re not gonna be able to walk into a room full of Crips and say that, don’t say it.”

Finally, Hussle explained how Cardi might go about resolving the situation, which has reportedly resulted in gang-related threats and amped up security. “She’s a woman,” he added. “Everybody loving her wave, everybody loving her music. It’s just something she should probably correct, go public, and say, ‘Look, this is how Bloods talk privately. We ain’t mean no disrespect.’ It ain’t gon’ be no shot against her gangster or whatnot, but that’s a touchy thing, a delicate thing, and you gotta understand people are gonna be offended when you do that.”

Prior to this, Cardi B addressed the issue on Instagram. “NY is mix with bloods and crips and i deff know crips in the Pjs I came home that park shit,” she wrote. “We say these type of words all the time all of a sudden the world is mad .Now my thing is how was ni**as that soo call claim they ‘GANGSTA’ telling me they next move ? That’s how i figure it’s for clout !cause a real gangsta do shit in silence.”

Nipsey Hussle’s debut album Victory Lap is out now featuring Puff Daddy, Kendrick Lamar, YG, and more.

Offset Says Cardi B Is Not Pregnant

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:19 AM

Offset is shutting down Cardi B pregnancy rumors. The Migos rapper claims that he and his girlfriend are not expecting a child.

On Friday (Feb. 16), Offset was strolling through Rodeo Drive, when he denied reports that the “Bodak Yellow” rapper is possibly 3-4 months pregnant. “I’m only the father of three,” he told TMZ. “My kids are 2, 2, and 8. I don’t got no other possibilities.”

Just make things clear, he answered the yes or no question with an emphatic “no.”

TMZ first reported that a member of Cardi’s team told staff at a nightclub that she was 3-4 months pregnant. Bardi has mostly been quiet in response. She even refused to answer questions about the reports when she was approached in similar fashion this week.

The power couple is currently in Los Angles for NBA All-Star Weekend. Last night, Offset and Takeoff watched their Migos partner Quavo take home the MVP trophy at the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, where Ratatouille scored a game-leading 19 points.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Video: Khalid & Normani – ‘Love Lies’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 8:45 PM

Khalid and Normani show off their chemistry in the video for their “Love Lies” collaboration off the upcoming Love, Simon soundtrack.

The clip kicks off with Khalid setting up a special night via text. “Are you down?” he writes. “Always,” responds Normani. Then, Khalid reveals that he’s a valet worker at a hotel, where the Fifth Harmony songstress is about to arrive.

Normani rolls up to the spot in a fancy whip. Khalid opens her door, and she heads up to her room, before unleashing the seductive and sharp dance moves that made her a 5H standout and a “Dancing with the Stars” favorite.

Khalid watches her dance moves from his valet post before sending celebratory emojis via text. “Love, Khalid,” he closes the text. “Love, Normani,” replies the Fifth Harmony star.

The duo previously teamed up on screen in the video for Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” last year.

“Love Lies” was produced by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, who is executive producing the soundtrack for the upcoming Love, Simon film, which stars Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel.

Love, Simon hits theaters March 16.

Watch Birdman’s Documentary ‘Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 7:30 PM

Birdman reflects on life before the glitz, glamour, and fame in the highly-anticipated Clifton Bell documentary Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story.

The Apple Music exclusive begins with scenes from the label’s annual turkey giveaway, where Bryan Williams donated more than 10,000 turkeys to families in need. In a voiceover, the Cash Money boss reflects on the importance of the moment given his own humble beginnings.

“This is us now,” he says. “Eighteen years giving back to my community, my neighborhood, people that helped me, watched me grow up, that raised me, knew my momma, knew my daddy, knew my family, saved us, tried to teach us, and show us.”

Stunna continues by remembering that he didn’t always follow advice, but that he appreciates those who were there to help him over the years. “Being young, we just did what we felt we wanted to do,” he adds. “Couldn’t give, so we took. Uptown, everybody knows each other, everybody knows what everybody’s about. I love my neighborhood. I’ll never leave it. But I’ma bring you back. Show you the life, before we had anything.”

The film is a look into Williams’ past through interviews with friends and family members, recalling his rise to prominence from the poverty-stricken streets of New Orleans. It covers the death of his mother, incarceration, and the grind he overcame to make it in music, mostly focusing on his early days. It ends with a “to be continued” note, implying that another documentary might be on the way.

Baby is the doc’s narrator, but he also executive produced the film, along with Ronald “Slim” Williams and co-executive producer Vernon Brown. Watch Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story below.

Click here to watch the full documentary

New Music: Azealia Banks – ‘God’s Plan (Remix)’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:36 PM

Shortly after Drake dropped the feel-good video for “God’s Plan,” Azealia Banks unveils a remix to the Scary Hours chart-topper.

Over the Boi-1da, Yung Exclusive, and 40-produced instrumental, Banks bashes fellow MCs while saying that she’s got the game on lock.

“The game’s over,” she raps. “The door’s open for the challenge / Drive with the mileage / I’m steady with the beam like Gabby, I got the balance / Number one talent, sippin’ from my chalice / Fantasea waters, deep in the hole like I’m Alice.”

As if that wasn’t enough, SLAY-Z also jumped on JAY-Z’s DJ Premier-produced classic “So Ghetto.” Copying Jigga’s flow and ad-lib, Azalea dropped bars about her appearance on the track, which she previewed last year.

“With real looks, nobody rep beauty like me,” she raps. “Look here, look, nobody rep the city like me / Took a 1 to a A then I came up with 3 / Took an A to the deuce, then I came up with Gs.”

Drake dropped the charitable “God’s Plan” video earlier today, giving away close to $1 million to the less fortunate in the process. He’s since encouraged others to follow his lead with a “God’s Plan” challenge, meant to promote kindness.

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Video: Diplo & DRAM – ‘Look Back’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:45 PM

DRAM is all about moving forward in the majestic video for his just-released Diplo collaboration “Look Back.”

The Brandon Dermer-directed visual was shot at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Its natural beauty is on full display in the spectacularly sleek visual. Diplo’s soulful instrumental allows a melancholy DRAM to shine while in the middle of red rocks and bushes.

“Zonin’ on the road,” he sings while walking through the space. “Not knowin’ where to go / But I ain’t lookin’ back / I ain’t going back to that.”

Taking to Twitter, DRAM celebrated the track as a breath of fresh air. “It was a honor to work with the big homie @Diplo on a record that’s different from what you’re used to hearing from the Big Baby,” he said. “It’s still 100% me and I hope you enjoy it.” Dip called it one of his “favorites ever.”

Go through the Valley of Fire with Big Baby DRAM below.

Drake Launches ‘God’s Plan’ Kindness Challenge

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:36 PM

Drake is spreading the love.

After giving away nearly $1 million in the video for “God’s Plan,” which is full of good deeds, the 6 God is asking his fans to join him for a kindness challenge.

“I am not into challenges on IG I find them annoying…but today I am going to challenge everyone to just go out and do something for someone,” he wrote on Instagram Stories, “anything, the smallest thing, just to bring another human being some joy and please tag me in it somehow so I can see all the love being spread.”

He continued by saying that he doesn’t want this to seem like a ploy for streams, which other artists have employed for similar social media challenges.

“You don’t have to play the song in the background or have some hashtag,” he added. “This isn’t about streams and all the other tactics being used…just go be kind in any way you can and let’s all watch the world be nice to each other even if it’s for 24 hours.”

Drizzy gave away close to $1 million in the video for “God’s Plan,” which documents his random acts of kindness, including donations to a local school and women’s shelter. He also surprised people with cars, cash, and shopping sprees.

Aubrey Graham might hate IG challenges, but he doesn’t seem to mind if they’re for a good cause. Nearly four years ago, he participated in the famous ice bucket challenge, a social media initiative to bring awareness to ALS.

Solange Named Harvard Foundation’s Artist of the Year

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:42 PM

Solange Knowles has more than just A Seat at the Table at Harvard. The superstar songstress has been named the Harvard Foundation’s Artist of the Year for 2018.

The distinction is a great honor that’s been given to few, including LL Cool J, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah, Will Smith, Wyclef Jean, and Denzel Washington, to name a few. Last year’s honoree was actress Viola Davis.

Solange is being recognized on the heels of 2016’s critically-acclaimed album A Seat at the Table. Her website Saint Heron also notes that the soulful singer has been an advocate for “representation, political justice, and diversity within the arts.”

This is just the latest honor for Solange, who was also recognized with the American Express Impact Award at the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Awards. She was also named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year in 2017, as per Billboard.

In December, Solange revealed that she was batting an autonomic disorder, which forced her to cancel a New Year’s Eve performance at the inaugural AfroPunk festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Solange will receive the honor at the Cultural Rhythms Festival in the Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre on March 3.

New Music: A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, & 21 Savage – ‘Cocky’

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Swerve! A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, and 21 Savage get “Cocky” on their new collaboration from the upcoming movie Uncle Drew.

Produced by London On Da Track, the ballers’ anthem kicks off with a verse from Savage. “Too many bad bitches,” he raps. “I don’t ‘cuff ’em, I just hand ’em off like a layup / I ain’t got time to lay up / Met my accountant at Ruth’s Chris, she told me that I’m way up.”

Basketball lines continue throughout the track. “I want another ring, girlies buckle at the knees,” raps Rocky. “Swerve ’em like the other team / You can still hear the sneaks / Ballin’ in some Dungarees / Make a cheerleader cream.”

Guwop handles the chorus (“Too fuckin’ cocky, baby, I’m so fuckin’ cocky”) and then takes over the third verse with a nod to Jermaine Dupri, who recently became the second hip-hop figure to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. “So So Def to these suckers,” he raps. “I’m like JD in ’03.”

Uncle Drew is a Charles Stone III-directed comedy that features Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving in the leading role. Inspired by the Pepsi commercials which depict him as an elderly baller, the film features NBA greats Shaquille O’Neal and Reggie Miller, as well as comedy all-stars Tiffany Haddish and Nick Kroll. The movie hits theaters June 29.

Janelle Monáe Announces ‘Dirty Computer’ Album & Film

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:27 PM

Janelle Monáe returns to the spotlight in Dirty Computer, an “emotion picture” defined as a new album and accompanying film.

The singer stars alongside actress Tessa Thompson in a trailer for the futuristic film, which will air ahead of Black Panther screenings in select theaters this weekend.

“They drained us of our dirt and all the things that made us special,” says Monáe in the clip. “And then you were lost, sleeping, and you didn’t remember anything at all.”

This marks the third solo LP for the Wondaland boss, her first since 2013’s The Electric Lady.

Monáe’s career has diversified tremendously in recent years. As an actress, she has appeared in critically-lauded films like Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Now, she is working on The Women of Marwen with Steve Carell and Leslie Mann. The film is set to hit theaters Nov. 21.

In January of last year, Monáe said she planned to continue to make a difference with her music. “Music is my weapon,” she told The Guardian. “I won’t remain silent. Michelle Obama – having been our First Lady for eight years – set an example of how we need to be. We need to be visible and we need to be loud. We’re not objects.”

Watch the Dirty Computer teaser below.

Stream Young Dolph’s EP ‘Ni**as Get Shot Everyday’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:24 PM

Young Dolph leaps out once again with Ni**as Get Shot Everyday, a surprise six-track EP that continues his ongoing series about getting shot.

The new project kicks off with “Kush on the Yacht” and ends with “Blonde & a Onion.” In the middle of the EP, Dolph reveals the paranoia that comes with his life.

“Sold a lot of dope,” he raps on “Paranoid.” “I do it for the dope boys / The feds in the hood, this shit got me paranoid / The feds in the hood / and I heard they takin’ pictures, let me knock on wood / I hope those folks don’t come and get us.”

The project follows last year’s Thinking Out Loud, Tracking Numbers, Bulletproof, and Gelato. The title, Ni**as Get Shot Everyday, references a history of gun violence that has affected Dolph.

One year ago, in February 2017, Dolph was the apparent target of a shooting in Charlotte, where his bulletproof SUV was shot at more than 100 times. He was not in the vehicle at the time. By September, he was shot multiple times in Los Angeles, where he had to be hospitalized.

Video: Drake – ‘God’s Plan’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:42 AM

After topping the charts with “God’s Plan,” Drake gives back in the feel-good video for “God’s Plan.”

Helmed by Director X, the heartwarming clip finds the 6 God giving away one million dollars on a charitable spree through Miami. He stops at a supermarket and pays for groceries, presents a high school student with a $50,000 check for a scholarship to the University of Miami, and treats three women to a shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue alongside Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown.

But that’s not all. Drizzy also gifts a sprinter van to the Overtown Youth Center, presents a $20,000 check to the City of Miami Fire Department, and gives aways toys and $50,000 to the Lotus House Women’s Shelter.

Drake’s mother Sandy Graham also makes a quick cameo at the end. “You gotta make sure you take care of your mom too, no matter what you do,” Drizzy tells a young man. “That’s all we got, trust me. That’s my world too.”

According to the opening credits, the budget for the video was $996,631.90. “We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label…” says the disclaimer.

The song, which was released as part of Drake’s Scary Hours project, has remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks and shattered all sorts of records in the process.

Watch what Drake calls “the most important thing I have ever done in my career” below.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stream Tyga’s New Album ‘Kyoto’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 10:36 PM

Tyga jets to Kyoto on his new album.

Released via his Last Kings label, the 14-song set boasts guest spots from famous friends including Gucci Mane (“Sip a Lil”), Tory Lanez (“Faithful”), and 24hrs (“Holdin On”), along with the singles “Temperature,” “Boss Up,” and “U Cry.”

Kyoto was inspired by Japan, but also by Tyga’s past, including his ill-fated relationship with Kylie Jenner. “I wouldn’t have made this album [without that],” he told “Everyday Struggle.” “I needed God to test me, I needed him to put me through fire.”

After experiencing a mental and spiritual fire, Tyga was able to find clarity. “I learned a lot and I was able to sit back and analyze where I wanna be in 5-10 years. I put my heart on the table in front of the whole world,” he added. “This is actually my heart in music.”

Stream ‘Kyoto’ here

Stream Nipsey Hussle’s Debut Album ‘Victory Lap’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 9:30 PM

Nipsey Hussle is celebrating life with the release of his highly-anticipated debut Victory Lap, which arrives today via All Money In No Money Out/Atlantic.

The 14-song album features an acclaimed roster of famous voices, including YG (“Last Time That I Checc’d”), Puff Daddy (“Young Ni**a”), Kendrick Lamar (“Dedication”), The-Dream (“Million While You Young”), CeeLo Green (“Loaded Bases”), and Marsha Ambrosius (“Real Big”), among others.

Although many guests will be appearing on the album, the Crenshaw rapper has said that it will be a deeply personal narrative. “It’s the story of Nipsey Hussle, this dude who came from L.A., whose dad came from Africa, who was raised in the inner city of Los Angeles in the ’90s, when gang banging was at its peak, when all of the political riots, everything that was going on with LAPD, and all that stuff in L.A. was at its peak,” he told Rap-Up.

However, the album is also meant to reveal a multi-layered side of Hussle’s background. “But then, who also was raised around books, whose mom put pressure on him to read, and whose dad watched CNN all day,” he added. “It’s an interesting take on South Central.”

Stream ‘Victory Lap’ Here

Ciara Reveals First Photos of Daughter Sienna

Posted by YeezysWorld on 8:22 PM

Ciara introduces the world to Baby Sienna.

Nearly one year after welcoming her daughter into the world, the R&B songstress shared the first public images of Sienna Princess Wilson through TraceMe, an app launched by her husband Russell Wilson.

Sienna, Ciara, and Future

Sienna and Ciara

The proud mom is all smiles as she cradles her adorable baby in the photos, which were taken by Wilson. The series features tender moments between mother and daughter, as well as an appearance from Ciara’s son Future.

The exclusive video offers a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot, soundtracked by “I Got You,” a song off Jackie, which was first penned for her son.

Sienna and Ciara

Ciara delivered a heartfelt message to her daughter. “My princess, it has been the sweetest joy having you in my life,” she says in the clip. “Since the day you were born, watching you grow up has been the greatest blessing a mom could ask for. You are the little girl I always prayed for and more. I’m so grateful for you.”

Prayers continue with references to some iconic women. “I pray that you will have the boldness of Rosa Parks, the intelligence of Maya Angelou, the compassion of Princess Diana, the creativity of J.K. Rowling, the grace and confidence of Michelle Obama, the resilience of Serena Williams,” she says. “Oh, not to mention, the dance moves like yo’ mama.”

Fans can see the full video and other extras via TraceMe. The app was launched by Wilson last year as a way to bring fans closer to their idols.

TDE CEO to Host ‘Black Panther’ Screening for Watts Youth

Posted by YeezysWorld on 7:43 PM

Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment, is treating the youth in his hometown of Watts to a special screening of Black Panther.

The free event will be held on Saturday (Feb. 17) and benefit nearly 1,000 kids from the housing developments, who will be transported to the theaters in busses donated by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

To reserve a seat, fans have to visit the housing authority office at Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs, or Imperial Courts, according to a flyer.

Black Panther

Tiffith has shown this type of giving spirit in Watts for quite some time. The past four years, TDE has hosted its annual Christmas toy drive, giveaway, and concert at Nickerson Gardens, where the CEO and Jay Rock were raised.

Top joined Kendrick Lamar in overseeing Black Panther: The Album, featuring music from and inspired by the highly-anticipated Marvel film. Today, the TDE camp dropped a video for “King’s Dead” starring Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Future.

Others have also joined in similar efforts around the country, including Snoop Dogg, who donated money for kids to see the movie, and T.I. who teamed up with Walmart for a free Black Panther screening in Atlanta. Actress Octavia Spencer did the same in Mississippi.

Black Panther hits theaters at midnight.

Drake Says ‘God’s Plan’ Video Is ‘Most Important Thing’ He’s Ever Done

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:45 PM

Drake has won many awards and shattered several records, but he says the most significant thing he’s ever done has yet to be released.

On Thursday (Feb. 15), Drizzy announced that his forthcoming “God’s Plan” video earns that distinction. “The most important thing I have ever done in my career,” he wrote. “Drop a 🙏🏽 if I can share it with you.”

Karena Evans, an actress and director, is behind the forthcoming visual, which is set to feature several charitable acts in Miami from the Toronto MC. “My heart is so full,” Evans wrote on Instagram. “@champagnepapi you really about to make history (again and again).”

The video is set to feature a series of good deeds that Drake has done in recent weeks across Miami, where he donated money to a local high school and women’s shelter. He also paid for peoples’ groceries, granted a scholarship to a University of Miami student, and treated a housekeeper to a Saks Fifth Avenue shopping spree.

“God’s Plan” has been breaking records left and right. After shattering single-day streaming peaks on Spotify and Apple Music, it became the first single ever to post three weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams.

“God’s Plan” is a single off Scary Hours, which also features “Diplomatic Immunity.” Both songs are a warm-up for his forthcoming album, which he’s been working on for the past year.

Lil Pump Arrested for Firing Gun Inside His Home

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:29 PM

Lil Pump has been arrested for a firing a weapon in his home, but the details behind the incident remain under investigation.

According to TMZ, the “Gucci Gang” rapper’s manager reported three men were trying to break into the MC’s San Fernando Valley, Calif. home at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 14). The manager, who wasn’t with Pump at the time of the alleged incident, said that one of the potential intruders fired a gun through the door.

When cops arrived, however, they found holes in the original story. Police say that the bullet had to come from inside of the house, based on its trajectory. An empty handgun was uncovered in bushes below the rapper’s balcony and ammo for it was inside of the apartment.

As a result, the 17-year-old was arrested for discharging a weapon in an inhabited area and he is now being held in a juvenile detention center, according to the report. Authorities say that he was also smoking weed when law enforcement officials arrived on the scene.

Now, Pump’s mother could face additional charges. Although she was not in the home at the time of the arrest, she is under investigation for endangering a minor and for having an unsecured handgun in the home.

Pump’s team is now saying that the burgeoning rapper fired the weapon out of fear, when the potential intruders were trying to break into his home. They say that the act was caught on surveillance cameras.

Pump burst on the scene with a flurry of tracks, but became a Hot 100 star with “Gucci Gang.” Over the weekend, he hinted at a new record deal with Gucci Mane’s 1017 Eskimo Records after his original contract with Warner Bros. was nullified due to issues regarding his age.

New Music: Diplo & DRAM – ‘Look Back’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:27 PM

Diplo and DRAM won’t “Look Back.”

Over a soulful instrumental, DRAM delivers evocative lyrics about moving forward without hesitation. “I haven’t looked back since I made up my mind to never look behind,” he sings. “I haven’t looked back for a very long time.”

Speaking with Beats 1, Big Baby DRAM revealed that the song started as a jam session at Post Malone’s studio. “Post went in and did some harmonizing, playing around with it, or whatever, for like 5-10 minutes. Dip was like, ‘Could you go in there? What would you do?’ I went in for like 10 minutes on that riff, just going crazy.”

The result ended up evolving with a little help from Tinashe. “They fucked with it so much, Dip had me come to Malibu to finish it up with him and Skrillex,” he said. “Tinashe was there and she did the female background vocals.”

Up next, DRAM is working on his sophomore album with some assistance from Rick Rubin. Big Baby is optimistic that it will be done before the summer. On top of that, the Virginia crooner is also working on a joint project with Erykah Badu.

Ja Rule Brings 50 Cent’s Son Into Beef

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The beef between Ja Rule and 50 Cent continues to boil. On Valentine’s Day, the longtime rivals went at it again via Instagram.

First, the G-Unit mogul reportedly published a meme that showed “Power” character Ghost screaming. “Ja Rule’s kids asking him for the 100th time if they could watch ‘Power’,” read the text in the since-deleted post.

Rule responded by quoting complimentary words from 50’s estranged son Marquise Jackson. “Ja Rule was probably one of the first to [sing and rap] and I listen to a lot of Ja Rule because of that,” Marquise said in a 2017 interview with Rap-Up. “Glad I was able to inspire you and your dad,” Ja responded.

Glad I was able to inspire you and your dad… @50cent #murderinctvseries #iceXchange 😩😂🤣😭

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During the Q&A, Marquise was also asked what he would say to critics who saw that as a slight to his estranged father. “I just love music,” he said. “I’m not really a biased person. If you make good music, you make good music. Even if you made a song about me that I thought was fire, I’ll probably say, ‘Man, that joint was hard.'” You can’t deny it. It’s just facts.”

50 and Ja reignited their long-running feud in January, when 50’s Den of Thieves co-star O’Shea Jackson Jr. said he refused to be a fan of Rule after Fif came out. “I done put him to bed,” bragged the G-Unit boss. That interview resulted in a flurry of tweets from the Murder Inc. MC.

“Let’s be clear I mind my business,” he wrote. “but for some reason @50cent keeps my name in his mouth… I think he’d rather have my dick in his mouth lmao…I own your soul @50cent and EVERYONE sees it now… your my bitch!!!”

Video: Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, & Future – ‘King’s Dead’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:31 PM

Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and Future deliver the video for “King’s Dead,” their James Blake-assisted collaboration off Black Panther: The Album.

Directed by Dave Free of the little homies and Jack Begert, the visual features a juxtaposition of the street world and the corporate world. It also features a dark and bloody fight sequence and some death-defying traffic controlling.

The “King’s Dead” clip follows the visual for K-Dot and SZA’s “All the Stars.” Both cuts appear on the recently-released Black Panther soundtrack, featuring music from and inspired by the highly-anticipated Ryan Coogler film, which hits theaters at midnight.

New Music: G Herbo feat. Chance the Rapper & Lil Uzi Vert – ‘Everything (Remix)’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:48 PM

G Herbo enlists Chance the Rapper for the remix to “Everything,” his Lil Uzi Vert-assisted single off last year’s Humble Beast.

The hard-hitting cut keeps Herbo’s second verse and Uzi’s guest verse intact, while adding a new appearance from Lil Chano, who brags about a famous friend. “Me and Oprah just might go for lunch,” he boasts. “Fishin’ with some bitches where they breakin’ open coconuts.”

Elsewhere in the verse, Chance raps about his carefree attitude towards some women. “Knew the game, still you gave that bitch everything,” he raps. “I took her number, gave her NuvaRing and never rang / Never give them everything.”

This isn’t the first time Chano and Herbo connected. In 2014, the Chicago MCs also linked up with Common on “Fight or Flight (Remix).”

The “Everything” revamp is set to appear as a bonus track on Herbo’s forthcoming Humble Beast deluxe edition, which arrives at midnight with 10 newly-recorded tracks.

New Music: Tory Lanez – ‘B.I.D’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:24 PM

On the heels of his “Skrt Skrt” video, Tory Lanez busts it down on “B.I.D,” the latest release from his sophomore album Memories Don’t Die.

“Jumped in a ‘what the fuck is that’ / Took a shot of Henny out the bag,” raps Swavey. “Girl, you know it’s real, I ain’t tryna brag / I just wanna take you to the back while you let a ni**a bust it down.”

Speaking with Beats 1, Lanez explained why “B.I.D” is one of his favorites. “I’m excited about this record,” he explained. “It’s one of my favorite records on the project. It’s, to me, the most fun record, the record that kind of makes you just feel good, and it’s a good vibe, so I’m really excited about this.”

During the conversation, Tory also broke down the album’s overall sound. “I wanted to make sure [the album] was super perfect,” he said. “I wanted to make sure that all the things I didn’t do on the first album, I conquered on this album…The album takes you into so many places musically that it’s such a ride and a journey. It’s something that you can tap into at any given time.”

Elsewhere in the interview, he addressed his reconciliation with Drake, a former foe. “I think that was a big moment for music in general,” he said. “We just spoke. We never really had too much conversation. I think now that we spoke more, a lot of the things that he goes through, I go through…probably on a way smaller scale because I’m not at that level in my career where he is, but I think there’s a lot of similarities between us as people that we probably just never thought was there before.”

Memories Don’t Die drops March 2 featuring 50 Cent, Future, Fabolous, NAV, and Wiz Khalifa. It will be followed by an “all Latin” album, according to Lanez.

Cardi B Shows Off Valentine’s Day Gift from Offset

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:33 AM

Offset added some sparkle to Cardi B’s Valentine’s Day. Despite not being together for the holiday, the Migos rapper made sure his girlfriend was showered with diamonds.

Showing off her matching necklace and bracelet set from New York’s Pristine Jewelers, Bardi was screaming with joy. “I’m so excited,” she said. “This motherfucka! I can’t! I can’t believe motherfuckin’ this. Thank you!”

Her delight turned explicit as she imagined what she would do to Offset if they were together, making a series of slurping sounds. “I wish he was here, I would have been…suckin’, and suckin’, and suckin’, and suckin’,” she said. “I was gonna give you something that costs way less than this but now I gotta up it up. Oh my God. I love you.”

She then tried on her glittery gifts in a video, which was soundtracked by her Ozuna collaboration “La Modelo.”

Thanks @offsetyrn I love you ❤️❤️❤️

A post shared by Cardi B Official IG (@iamcardib) on Feb 14, 2018 at 7:40pm PST

Offset took to Instagram to celebrate his fiancée. “H A P P Y V A L E N T I N E S D A Y T O M Y Q U E E N,” he wrote. “U R O D E W I T M E N O B O D Y K N O W H O W H A R D U W O R K E D T O B E C O M E T H E S T A R Y O U ARE….. U S M A R T C R A Z Y L O V A B L E L O Y A L H O N E S T A N D A H U S T L E R W H A T E L S E C O U L D I A S K W E G O T T A L O N G W A Y T O O G O B U T W E G O N E G O I L O V E U.”

The power couple is reportedly expecting a child, according to members of Cardi’s team. Although she has not addressed the rumors, sources say that she could be 3-4 months along. Now, TMZ reports that the pregnancy could cost her a lot of money in missed opportunities, including commercials, a movie, festival appearances including Coachella, and more.

If the reports pan out, Cardi could be delivering her baby at some point in August. Insiders say that she planned on finishing her debut album before hitting the road with Bruno Mars on the two-month “24K Magic World Tour” finale in September. It is unclear how her rumored pregnancy will impact those plans.

New Music: Frank Ocean – ‘Moon River’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 10:36 AM

Frank Ocean capped off Valentine’s Day with a late-night surprise, unveiling a cover of “Moon River.” The track takes after a song by the same name, which was performed by Audrey Hepburn in the classic 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

“Moon river wider than a mile,” he sings. “Crossin’ in style someday / My dream maker, heartbreaker / Wherever you’re going, I’m going the same.”

Ocean switched up pieces of the track, which was original penned by the acclaimed duo of Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. The Breakfast at Tiffany’s standout earned the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 1961 Academy Awards.

“Moon River” has been covered by a wide range of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Judy Garland. Versions of the track have also appeared in everything from “Sex in the City” to “The Simpsons.”

Last year, Ocean hinted at new music in 2018. “If you liked two thousand and seventeen,” he wrote in a piece for i-D, “then you’ll love two thousand and eighteen.”

Listen to Frank’s take on “Moon River” below.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Rita Ora Joins Cast of Pokémon Movie

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:45 PM

After appearing in the seductive Fifty Shades trilogy, Rita Ora is taking on a different role. The singer-turned-actress has joined the cast of Detective Pikachu, a live-action Pokémon-inspired film due next year.

Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith are set to star in the Rob Letterman-directed movie, while Ora’s role is a mystery thus far. The songstress is part of a supporting cast that includes Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, and Suki Waterhouse, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Detective Pikachu is slated to arrive May 10, 2019.

Ora’s work on the big screen will continue to shine. Beyond Detective Pikachu, she will also appear in Wonderwell, a highly-anticipated indie film that stars the late Carrie Fisher.

Rita’s musical career isn’t stopping, either. She recently collaborated with Liam Payne on Fifty Shades Freed’s “For You” and she is currently working on a new album to follow last year’s “Your Song” single. Later this month, she will also perform at the Brit Awards on Feb. 21.

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