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Friday, November 15, 2019

Fabolous Drops ‘B.O.M.B.S.’ with New Single

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Fabolous is back on his BS.

The Brooklyn rapper drops “B.O.M.B.S.” on his new single off the highly-anticipated Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever. “Back on my bullshit / Back to back on my bullshit / Matter fact, that was bullshit / I’m going back to back to back on my bullshit,” raps Loso.

He also hints at an imminent release for Summertime Shootout 3. “Do it two times, they gon’ still doubt / Now I gotta three-peat,” he raps. “I feel like Michael in ’95 / Back on my bullshit this summer, y’all.”

The first Summertime Shoutout was released in 2015, followed by the 2016 sequel, which featured Chris Brown, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Tory Lanez, and more.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Yella Beezy and Chris Brown Team Up in ‘Restroom Occupied’ Video

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Beezy meets Breezy.

Yella Beezy and Chris Brown team up in the seductive video for “Restroom Occupied” off Beezy’s Baccend Beezy project. The fellas hit up a nightclub and lure girls one by one from the dance floor to the restroom as their boyfriends helplessly look on, while actor Michael Blackson makes a comedic cameo.

“Light-skin brothers, leave my queens alone,” says Blackson, who finds himself alone in the VIP section by the end of the night.

“It’s always dope when I get to work with my brother Breezy,” Yella Beezy told Complex. “You know we just came off tour together and homie is different, he’s special. I felt like we killed this record and we killed the video. Working with Michael Blackson was cool too. What y’all don’t know is, Chris and I took his girls for real after the shoot so he’s big mad right now.”

“Restroom Occupied” appears on the Dallas rapper’s latest project Baccend Beezy, which dropped in July. Earlier this year, Beezy opened for Breezy on his “INDIGOAT Tour.”

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Rihanna Claps Back After Being Questioned About Album Status

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Rihanna fans may have to keep waiting for new music.

Despite rumors that a new album will drop this year, Rihanna’s schedule isn’t letting up. On Wednesday morning, the multi-hyphenate mogul took to Instagram to apologize for not being around due to her overwhelming workload.

“To all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months…please forgive me,” she wrote. “This year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called Balance. brb.”

While some fans were understanding, others reminded Rihanna that she still hasn’t released an album in nearly four years. “Where’s the album heaux?!!!” commented her stylist and Fenty junior creative director Jahleel Weaver.

But RiRi was not here for it and jokingly clapped back, “I don’t need this kinda negativity in my life! BLOCKT.”

Fans have been patiently awaiting Rihanna’s ninth album, dubbed R9. “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” she recently told Vogue. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae.”

The world’s richest female artist has been busy growing her $600 million empire, which includes her Savage X Fenty lingerie line, Fenty Beauty, and Fenty brand partnership with LVMH. Last month, she released her 504-page photo book.

“I have been trying to get back into the studio. It’s not like I can lock myself in for an extended amount of time, like I had the luxury of doing before,” she said. “I know I have some very unhappy fans who don’t understand the inside bits of how it works.”

But despite her other endeavors, she will never turn her back on music. “Music is, like, speaking in code to the world, where they get it. It’s the weird language that connects me to them,” she said. “Me the designer, me the woman who creates makeup and lingerie–it all started with music. It was my first pen pal-ship to the world. To cut that off is to cut my communication off. All of these other things flourish on top of that foundation.”

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Report: Justin Bieber Readies R&B Album for December

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R&Bieber is coming.

According to HITS Daily Double, Justin Bieber will release his highly-anticipated new album before the year is over.

The project will reportedly consist of R&B songs, which he dubbed “R&Bieber.” It may also feature some high-profile collaborations including a “possible reunion with Drake.” A tour would also follow.

The superstar singer has been fueling the speculation himself. He teased “R&Bieber” on Instagram last month and told fans that he would release an album before Christmas if he receives 20 million likes.

“Share it, like it, post in your story, I gotta see the demand ;) love you guys pumped for it!” he wrote on the post, which currently has 12 million likes. “I’m almost done but your support will make me move faster.”

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Bieber hasn’t released an album since 2015’s Purpose. In April, he returned to the stage during Ariana Grande’s set at Coachella where he teased new music.

“So anyways this is my first time on stage in like two years, so I had to get my groove back. I had to get my swag back,” he told the crowd. “And by the way, album coming soon.”

In the meantime, he has been collaborating with artists including Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Dan + Shay, Ed Sheeran, and Billie Eilish.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Rick Ross Reveals His Favorite 50 Cent Verse

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Rick Ross and 50 Cent may still be at odds, but that hasn’t stopped Ross from listening to his music.

Taking to Instagram Stories over the weekend, the MMG boss shared a video of himself riding in his car while playing his favorite 50 Cent verse from “Hate It or Love It,” his 2005 collaboration with The Game.

“I like how the ni**a says his mama was kissing a girl,” Rozay tells a fellow passenger. “That shit was hard. That ni**a’s mama was a bull dyke.”

He then told his friend to play back the verse. “That shit was hard,” he added. “That was that ni**a’s best verse. I ain’t gonna lie.”

Ross continued to rap along to the track before laughing when he heard the lyrics about 50’s bike being stolen.

Despite his love for “Hate It or Love It,” the two have been beefing for over a decade. During an interview with “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” in July, Ross was asked about his ongoing feud with 50 and if they would ever collaborate.

“If 50 Cent still had value, I may have been done it. But not being funny, homie just ain’t that dude no more,” he said. “We was riding through L.A. smoking to ‘Hate It or Love It’ yesterday. That shit was dope. We was saluting Cool & Dre, that’s Miami who did the production. Game and 50 Cent, that was dope. If he was still making music like that, of course.”

50 fired back at his rival in a subsequent interview with Complex. “I don’t know what his value is to music culture at this moment,” said the “Power” producer. “I never made music with him. I don’t have interest in making music with him.”

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Nicki Minaj Says She’s Done with Instagram After They Remove Likes

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Nicki Minaj may be leaving the ‘Gram.

The rap queen is speaking out after the photo-sharing platform announced plans to stop displaying the number of “likes” visible on posts for some users in order to decrease competitive pressure.

“I’m not posting on IG after this week cuz they removing the likes,” Nicki tweeted on Saturday. “Hmmmm what should I get into now? Think of all the time I’ll have with my new life.”

Earlier this week, Instagram announced that it will start testing a feature in the U.S. that will hide likes from showing on certain accounts. “What we’re hoping to do is depressurize Instagram a little bit, and make it a bit less of a competition,” Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri told Bloomberg. “The idea is to try and reduce anxiety and social comparisons, specifically with an eye towards young people.”

However, Nicki has her own theory. She took to Instagram Live to voice her frustrations. “So basically no, Instagram is about to take everyone’s likes simply because they don’t want you to go off on the side, forming all sorts of businesses and being able to say, ‘I get this amount of likes,’ and charging brands. They want you to have to pay them. If you pay them, then that’s why we have all these ‘sponsored’ Instagram posts… They had to shuffle it real quick to let you know, you ain’t the boss.”

She believes this will also impact independent artists who use Instagram to advance their careers. “Y’all smoking dick if y’all think labels ain’t pissed about the level of power independent artists now have by way of IG,” added Nicki. “They all work TOGETHER. Unlike us… settling for crumbs.”

She chalked it up to a business move. “They took away your engagements in the first place by disrupting the algorithm,” said Nicki. “Then they boost it to show you how much better this new iPhone is. I mean how much better this new IG feature is. — lemme guess, u don’t believe your iPhone messes up when the new iPhone comes out…”

Cardi B also weighed in on Instagram’s controversial experiment, saying they should be more concerned with the comments than the likes. “Where I think that Instagram got a little nasty, it just took a weird turn, was when people started to like the comments or to reply back to somebody’s comments,” she said. “If anything is affecting Instagram right now, I really feel it’s the way the comments have been done or have been changing these past few years.”

Instagram has already been hiding like counts in some markets since April, including Canada, Australia, Japan, Italy, and Brazil. Users will still be able to see likes on their end, but they will be hidden from public view. The test will begin rolling out next week for a portion of U.S. users.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Tory Lanez Reveals His Top 5 R&B Artists

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Who is the King of R&B?

As he gears up to release his highly-anticipated album Chixtape 5 next week, Tory Lanez weighed in on the hotly-contested King of R&B debate.

While newcomers like Jacquees and YK Osiris have claimed the crown, Tory believes anyone can be king. “I think everybody’s a king in their own right,” he said. “I think there’s this common misconception that somebody shouldn’t say something that’s too big. Are people supposed to limit themselves? Are you supposed to want to be number two?”

The Toronto native went on to reveal his top 5 R&B artists of all time and made a case as to why R. Kelly deserves the crown. “Despite the things that he’s done, I think music and craft-wise, I would give it to R. Kelly,” he said. “He’s just been doing it for so long and he did so many different genres and did them phenomenally on the music side. I don’t agree with the things he did on the other side, but musically you gotta give it to guys like that.”

Tory sampled some of his favorite R&B songs from 2000-2006 for Chixtape 5, which arrives Nov. 15. The 18-track set also includes the T-Pain-assisted single “Jerry Sprunger.”

Find out who made Tory’s top 5 R&B artists of all time below.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Travis Scott Announces ASTROWORLD Festival Lineup

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It’s about to be lit.

A day before his ASTROWORLD Festival returns to Houston for a second year, Travis Scott has revealed the full slate of artists set to take the stage.

In addition to a headlining performance from La Flame himself, the star-studded lineup includes Migos, Pharrell Williams, Young Thug, Playboi Carti, Gucci Mane, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Rosalía, and Marilyn Manson.

Fans can also expect a special joint performance from Young Dolph and Key Glock, as well as sets from Pop Smoke, Tay Keith, and Cactus Jack’s own Sheck Wes and Don Toliver.

Migos also promised a surprise during their set. “ASTROWORLD!!!!! MIGOS HAVE A SURPRISE !!!” tweeted Offset.

The second annual ASTROWORLD Festival will return to NRG Park in Houston on Saturday, Nov. 9. Over 50,000 people are set to attend this year’s sold-out event.

ASTROWORLD marks Travis’ only North American performance currently announced for the second half of 2019. He canceled his headlining performance at the Day N Vegas festival last weekend reportedly due to his recent knee injury.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Drake Launches Cannabis Company More Life

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The secret is out.

After teasing a mysterious new venture earlier in the week, Drake has officially announced his More Life Growth Company. The rapper has partnered with Canopy Growth Corporation to launch the cannabis wellness company, a fully-licensed producer of cannabis based out of his hometown of Toronto.

“When we first began talks with Drake we were extremely inspired by and aligned with his vision to bring best-in-class cannabis products to the world,” said Mark Zekulin, CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation. “Drake’s perspective as a culture leader and entrepreneur combined with Canopy Growth’s breadth of cannabis knowledge will allow our new company to bring an unmatched cannabis experience to global markets.”

Added Drake, “The opportunity to partner with a world-class company like Canopy Growth on a global scale is really exciting. The idea of being able to build something special in an industry that is ever growing has been inspiring. More Life and More Blessing.”

According to a press release, More Life is “centered around wellness, discovery, and overall personal growth with the hope of facilitating connections and shared experiences across the globe.” Drake holds 60% ownership in More Life, while Canopy Growth retains a 40% stake.

Earlier in the week, Drake teased the announcement by delivering flowers across Toronto. “Breakfast Television” host Dina Pugliese was among those who received the bouquet during a live TV broadcast.

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A trademark was filed in Canada for More Life Growth Company, which lists cannabis-related products including herb teas, hookahs, vaporizers, and rolling papers. The trademark was filed on Oct. 21 and the applicant is listed as Dream Crew IP in West Hollywood, Calif.

More Life is the latest addition to Drake’s growing business empire. The 6 God, whose estimated net worth is $150 million, also has investments in Virginia Black whiskey and e-sports organization 100 Thieves.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Drake and Kylie Jenner Spark Dating Rumors

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Drake and Kylie Jenner’s relationship is heating up.

The Toronto rapper, 33, has reportedly been spending time with the beauty mogul, 22, following her split from Travis Scott, sources tells PEOPLE.

“He and Kylie have been spending time together recently,” says a source. “They’ve been friends for a long time and Drake is very close to the family.”

Another friend claims that Drake and Kylie have been hanging out “romantically” since she split with Travis in October.

However, there are mixed reports. While some sources claim a potential romance, another insider insists the two are “just friends.” A source close to Kylie also denies the pair is dating.

The two have been seen together at recent events including Drake’s 33rd birthday bash in Hollywood last month. Jenner also attended Drake’s Halloween party in West Hollywood last week and reportedly didn’t leave until “super late.”

In October, Kylie and Travis announced that they were taking a break after two years of dating. “Travis and I are on great terms and our main focus right now is Stormi ‼ our friendship and our daughter is priority,” tweeted Kylie.

She also denied rumors that she’s hooking back up with her ex Tyga. “The internet makes everything 100 times more dramatic than what it really is,” she added. “There was no ‘2am date with Tyga.”

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Jacquees Readies Sophomore Album ‘King of R&B’

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Jacquees is ready to take his throne.

After much anticipation, the R&B crooner will drop his long-awaited sophomore album King of R&B on Friday, Nov. 8. Taking to Instagram, he revealed the cover art.

“My album drops Friday,” tweeted Jacquees. “Be prepared. R&b is heeeeerrrreeee.”

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Leading up to its release, he dropped a series of singles including “Verify” with Young Thug and “Hot for Me” featuring Lil Keed and Lil Gotit.

King of R&B is also expected to feature collaborations with Summer Walker (“Superstar”), Lil Baby (“Your Peace”), Ty Dolla $ign (“Cross the Line”), and Future (“What They Gone Do With Me”). Jacquees had previously announced plans to release the album under the title Round 2 in July.

“It’s more mature,” he told Power 106 of the follow-up to his 2018 debut 4275. “It’s not just strictly sex. I’m kinda digging deeper, it’s relationship, it’s love.”

Monday, November 4, 2019

Alicia Keys Taps 21 Savage for ‘Show Me Love’ Remix

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Savage shows love.

Alicia Keys enlists 21 Savage for the official remix to her Miguel-assisted single “Show Me Love.” The Atlanta rapper shows a softer side on the sensual slow jam.

“I sleep in the trap and just thug, but I’d rather you show me some love,” he raps. “I’d rather you show me it’s real / I’d rather you tell me your feelings than you act like I’m trippin’ or high on the pill.”

The collaboration came from a phone call between Savage and Alicia’s husband Swizz Beatz. During their conversation, Savage mentioned that he was a fan of Alicia’s and knew all of her songs, so Swizz suggested they collaborate on the remix.

The original version of “Show Me Love” was released in September and is the first release for Alicia’s upcoming seventh studio album, due next year. “It reflects where I am today–the deeper acceptance I have of who I am as a full human being, the flaws, the pieces that I used to push aside because I wasn’t ready to embrace the anger or the fear or the crazy,” she told Harper’s Bazaar of the follow-up to 2016’s Here.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Frank Ocean Drops New Song ‘In My Room’

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The drought is over.

After returning with his new song “DHL” last month, Frank Ocean keeps the new music coming with “In My Room,” which hit streaming services in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“I’m tired of these weirdos acting familiar,” the Grammy-winning crooner sings on the two-minute track. “Took all the rock / And turned it to pop / He think that he Elvis / And he ungrateful / They don’t say thank you.”

He is seemingly planning to roll out a larger collection of music. There are 17 graphic icons of Ocean in various poses at the bottom of the “In My Room” cover art, while “DHL” had 13 icons, each potentially representing a new track.

During his PrEP+ Halloween party in New York City, Ocean reportedly debuted a collaboration with Skepta. Prior to that, he dropped a pair of live tracks, “Cayendo (Sango Remix)” and “Dear April (Justice Remix).”

Saturday, November 2, 2019

J. Cole Readies New Album ‘The Fall Off’ for 2020

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Cole 2020.

J. Cole is gearing up to release his new album The Fall Off next year. He made the official announcement by launching a presidential-style campaign during his headlining performance at the Day N Vegas festival in Las Vegas on Friday (Nov. 1).

The Dreamville rapper opened his set with a campaign video touting his résumé including a “pen so potent, each word of his verses reportedly costs $2000.”

The clip, which was soundtracked by a presidential score, also included footage of Cole’s 2018 interview with Lil Pump. “We need someone with big ideas and bold solutions,” said the narrator. “Taking out the garbage, an expert in diplomacy, a candidate who can heal the intergenerational war.”

The video ended with a pitch: “There’s only one answer, one true unifier to our country. Make your votes heard and vote for The Fall Off in 2020.”

Cole then took the stage to “Middle Child” while fans held up signs that read “The Fall Off 2020” and members of his band wore hoodies with the campaign slogan. He performed old and new hits including “Count It Up,” “Power Trip,” and “Nobody’s Perfect,” and brought out his Dreamville crew for their Revenge of the Dreamers III collaborations. DaBaby also surprised the crowd with “Under the Sun” and his own hit “Suge.”

“Y’all give it up for the hottest rapper in the motherfu**ing country,” said Cole of his fellow North Carolina MC.

The Fall Off marks Cole’s sixth album, the follow-up to last year’s KOD, which was first teased on the KOD closer “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’).” He was reportedly working on the project prior to KOD, along with an album as his alter-ego, kiLL edward.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Snoh Aalegra Enlists 6LACK for ‘I Want You Around’ Remix

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Still buzzing off her critically-acclaimed album -Ugh, those feels again, Snoh Aalegra teams up with 6LACK on the remix to “I Want You Around.”

The East Atlanta crooner adds his soothing vocals to the soulful standout from -Ugh, those feels again. “Put that Snoh and Stevie Wonder on replay / And we can get away right now, PCH,” sings 6LACK. “Like it’s back in the day / Now the record on replay / I’m by your side like Sade.”

Snoh will hit the road on a headlining North American tour later this month. The 7-date trek kicks off Nov. 21 and runs through Dec. 7 with support from rising singer Baby Rose.

Listen to their duet below.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

YG Reportedly Caught Kissing Another Woman

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Is there trouble in paradise for YG and Kehlani?

The “Big Bank” rapper was spotted kissing another woman after leaving a Halloween party on Wednesday in L.A. The Shade Room has obtained video of YG parked outside Poppy nightclub in a red Lamborghini. He is seen talking to a mystery brunette on the curb before opening the door and letting her in.

YG puts his arms around the woman and pulls her in for a kiss. Their makeout session was interrupted by the girl’s friend who tells her, “Wrap this shit up, bitch. Figure it out.”

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TSR STAFF: Tanya P.! @Tanyaxpayne ______________________ #TSRExclusive: Roommates, we broke the story that #YG and #Kehlani were officially an item, but looks like the tea doesn’t stop there! Just last night #YG got caught slippin’ after trying to get at a girl outside of Poppy Night club in Los Angeles. ______________ Looks like after a fun night with his crew, YG hopped in a fire red lambo but right before he took off, our video shows he’s talking to a girl who is crouching down for a cute lil’ chit chat. The convo must have been good cause a few seconds later YG lifts his doors to get up close & personal. ________________ After the exchange, the mystery girl’s friend was RET TO GO and wasn’t happy about their cupcake sesh. You can hear her telling her friend to “wrap this sh*t up.” The mystery girl wrapped it up (thanks to her friend) and both women went their way, YG also left with his squad. ________________ The timing is interesting given Kehlani JUST posted a photo of them together just a day ago. There’s no word if YG met the mystery woman that night or–read more by clicking the link in the bio! (: Backgrid)

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The video surfaced just one day after Kehlani posted a photo of her and YG together at a Hennessy event. It has since been deleted from Kehlani’s Instagram page, but other photos of the couple remain up.

The rapper, 29, and singer, 24, went public with their relationship during New York Fashion Week last month. Kehlani shared several photos of them kissing and showing PDA while at dinner. “cats out the bag,” she captioned the pics.

Prior to their romance, they had been friends for years. “5 years in the making,” Kehlani wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

While their relationship status remains unclear, Kehlani shows off her chemistry with Teyana Taylor on the latter’s new single “Morning.” The song and video are set to debut Friday.

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