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Thursday, May 24, 2018

BlocBoy JB Remixes Nicki Minaj’s ‘Chun-Li’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:15 PM

Nicki Minaj’s “Chun-Li” continues to inspire remixes. Following Juelz Santana, BlocBoy JB unleashes his remix to the top 10 single.

On his opening verse, the Memphis MC pays homage to the Harajuku Barbie. “I just want a bitch like Nicki / She gotta be bad, I ain’t picky,” he raps.

BlocBoy dropped his mixtape Simi last month featuring the Drake-assisted hit “Look Alive,” plus 21 Savage, Lil Pump, Moneybagg Yo, and YG.

Earlier today, Nicki announced that her album Queen will now arrive on Aug. 10. It was previously due June 15.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ariana Grande Calls Mac Miller Relationship ‘Toxic’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:45 PM

Ariana Grande is firing back at critics over her breakup with Mac Miller, revealing that the relationship became “toxic.”

Following the couple’s split, the rapper was arrested for a DUI and hit-and-run last week in Los Angeles after crashing his G-Wagon into a power pole. His blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

A Twitter user responded to the couple’s breakup, calling it “heartbreaking.” “Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood,” said the fan.

Grande saw the tweet and responded by revealing that she tried to support Miller when he was struggling with sobriety, but only could do so much.

“How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn’t the case (just Cinderella is ab me),” she said. “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his s–t together is a very major problem.”

She continued, “Let’s please stop doing that. of course I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well.”

According to E! News, Ariana tried to keep the relationship alive during their two-year romance. “Ariana was holding Mac together for a long time and it wasn’t a good relationship for her,” said a source. “She is in a very good place and very happy now.”

After the breakup, Grande called Miller one of her “best friends.” “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!” she said.

Grande has moved on and is now reportedly dating “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SZA Cancels Tour Dates Due to Vocal Injury

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:27 PM

SZA fans will have to wait to see her on tour.

The Ctrl songstress has canceled a series of dates on TDE’s “Championship Tour” due to a vocal injury.

TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith made the announcement on social media. “I got some bad news,” he wrote. “I have to take SZA off for a few days on the tour. Her vocals chords are swollen and she have to rest her voice to prevent any permanent damage.”

SZA has already missed shows in Phoenix and Albuquerque, and it’s unclear when she will return to the road. “We been monitoring her close and this is the reason she missed the Arizona and New Mexico dates,” added Top. “She’ll see the doctor again in a few days and I’ll update you guys on her status.”

However, TDE plans to make up for the missed dates. “As for the dates she missed, we’ll figure out a way to make it up to you guys.”

The “Championship Tour,” which also features Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock, is set to stop in Tampa tonight without SZA before continuing to Atlanta, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Toronto, and Chicago, wrapping June 16 in Pittsburgh.

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Pusha T Will Release ‘King Push’ on Friday

Posted by YeezysWorld on 5:30 PM

King Push is coming. Kanye West announced last month that Pusha T’s album would drop May 25, and he’s keeping his promise.

Pusha T’s manager and Def Jam Executive VP, Steven Victor, confirmed to DJBooth that Pusha will indeed release King Push this Friday.

During an interview with Complex last year, Pusha said the oft-delayed project would be the “album of the year.” “Perfection takes time,” he said. “2018, my album will be album of the year. Rap. Straight rap. You already know who on the production so we ain’t even gotta talk about it.”

His manager Victor reiterated the “album of the year” claim in a text message last week, to which Pusha responded, “I’m scared to say but I think it’s flawless.”

As previously announced, Kanye West produced the entire LP, which follows 2015’s King Push — Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude. He and Yeezy crafted three versions of the project before finalizing it.

“I’ve done this album like three times,” Pusha said at Made in America. “[Kanye] come in, he pick all the beats and shit. Then he hears the beats and he scraps them and says ‘I can do better.’ He’s done that shit like three times.”

Earlier this month, Kanye revealed the tentative 8-song tracklisting for King Push, which includes “Sociopath,” “Games We Play,” and “Infrared.”

In addition to Pusha, ‘Ye also announced a June 1 release date for his own album, as well as a June 8 drop for his joint project with Kid Cudi, Kids See Ghosts. Teyana Taylor is also expected to release her album on June 22.

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New Music: Tyler, the Creator – ‘435’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:45 PM

Fresh off his vacation to Italy, Tyler, the Creator gets back to work.

Following last month’s “Rose Tinted Cheeks” demo, the Golf Boy drops his latest track “435” along with a one-take video, which was shot in a studio. As he walks around, he raps about his “feline” hair (“Looking like a Cheetah pet”), Grammy nomination (“One nom ain’t enough, I’ma make sure that that shit ain’t happening again”), and drinking “hot coco” out of china.

According to Tyler, the song is a leftover. “A random song laying around from the flower boy tour in feb,” he said.

He is now gearing up for a festival run, which starts this weekend at Sasquatch, Boston Calling, and Soundset.

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Video: Gucci Mane feat. Migos & Lil Yachty – ‘Solitaire’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:39 PM

Brrr! Gucci Mane plays “Solitaire” with Migos and Lil Yachty in the icy video for their collaboration.

The Clifton Bell-directed clip takes place in what appears to be a diamond. Dressed in all white, El Gato the Human Glacier flaunts his flashy jewelry while rapping along to the cut. Yachty, Quavo, and Takeoff also make cameos, but Offset is M.I.A. Instead, models join the iced-out affair.

“Solitaire” is expected to appear on Gucci’s upcoming album The Evil Genius, the follow-up to December’s El Gato: The Human Glacier. Gucci, Migos, and Yachty are also working on their long-awaited Glacier Boyz joint project.

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Mac Miller’s Blood Alcohol Level Was Twice Legal Limit in DUI Crash

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:33 PM

Following Mac Miller’s arrest last week for a DUI and hit-and-run, it’s been revealed that his blood alcohol limit was nearly twice the legal limit.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Mac’s BAC was a .15, nearly double the California legal limit of 0.08. Mac drove his white Mercedes G-Wagon into a power pole, causing the airbags to deploy.

Mac and two other passengers fled on foot, but after running his plates, cops arrested him at his home. He spent the night in jail and was released on $15,000 bail.

The arrest follows his breakup with Ariana Grande, who is now reportedly dating “SNL’s” Pete Davidson. The couple, who dated for almost two years, ended their relationship shortly after Coachella.

After the accident, Ariana tweeted, “Pls take care of yourself.”

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A$AP Rocky Reveals ‘Testing’ Release Date

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:24 PM

Warning: A$AP Rocky is about to unleash his new album Testing.

Pretty Flacko seemed to reveal that his long-awaited third solo LP will drop this Friday, May 25. Taking to Instagram, he posted a photo of hands holding up five fingers and two fingers. His caption: “525.”

Earlier this week, the Harlem rapper revealed the cover art and announced that the album was complete. “ALL DONE,” he said.


A post shared by PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on May 21, 2018 at 3:12pm PDT

Testing, the follow-up to 2015’s At.Long.Last.A$AP, is set to feature appearances from Kid Cudi, Skepta, and Moby, who appears on the single “A$AP Forever.”

“I think I’m testing the waters and I think that’s the difference [from previous albums],” Rocky said during his “Lab Rat” live performance art piece. “I’ve matured so much throughout the years. I feel reborn again since my last album. I think the hardest thing for me is losing someone every time I put out a project. It makes it very difficult. But you know, you always strive and prosper.”

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Rich the Kid’s Estranged Wife Claims He Abused Her, Forced Abortions

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:24 PM

Rich the Kid’s divorce is turning ugly as new details emerge.

The rapper’s estranged wife, Antonette Willis, claims he attacked her numerous times and forced her to have abortions during their marriage, according to TMZ.

In new court documents, Willis says Rich often got violent and police were called to their house on several occasions. They once got into a fight after she followed him to a hotel where he was meeting a woman. She says he grabbed her and hit her.

Rich the Kid's Wife's Injuries

Rich and Willis have two children, 1-year-old Queen and 2-year-old King, but Willis reveals that she got pregnant several other times and claims Rich forced her to have at least three abortions.

Willis is now seeking spousal support and child support. She says she has no income, and has been forced to move in with her family in Georgia. Meanwhile, Rich has reportedly moved his new girlfriend, Tori Brixx, into his L.A. house.

In the court docs, Willis also adds that Rich would always fly first class while she was put in coach.

Rich the Kid released his debut album The World Is Yours in March featuring Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown. He is now readying a remix to his double platinum single “Plug Walk,” which is set to drop this week.

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Meek Mill Name Drops Drake on ‘What’s Beef’ Remix

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:24 AM

Meek Mill and Drake are moving past their beef.

The Philly rapper, who was released from prison last month, took to Instagram to share a snippet of his remix to Biggie’s “What’s Beef,” which includes a shout-out to his former rival. “Is we beefin’ or rappin’? / I might just pop up with Drizzy,” raps Meek while holding his Dreamchasers chain.

Although they have a history of beef, the two are seemingly ready to make amends. When asked about a potential collaboration earlier this month, Meek left the door open.

“It’s possible. Everything is possible,” he told Hot 97’s Ebro. “I ain’t got no hate towards him and I don’t believe he got hate towards me. When I was in the situation, I seen in the media…he said ‘Free Meek Mill.’ That was when I’m at my down point, where I don’t really got anything going with music. A lot of people can say, ‘He wants to attach with what’s going on.’ I don’t really care about that. Before we had a little rap issue, I knew him as a person, and he supported.”

Drake showed his support for Meek while he was incarcerated. During a stop on his “Boy Meets World Tour” in Melbourne, Australia last year, Drizzy acknowledged a fan who was wearing a “Free Meek Mill” shirt. “I see you got the ‘Free Meek Mill’ T-shirt,” he said. “Free Meek Mill, too, man. For real. You right.”

It’s unclear when Meek’s “What’s Beef (Remix)” will drop, but Drake is gearing up to release his new album Scorpion next month. He posted a photo of DJ Premier along with the scorpion emoji on Instagram Stories last night, hinting that the album may feature production from the legendary beatsmith.

Despite their past, Drake and Meek are no stranger to collaborations. They previously worked together on songs like “Amen” and “R.I.C.O.”

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Report: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Are Dating

Posted by YeezysWorld on 8:36 PM

Ariana Grande has moved on from Mac Miller. The pop star is now reportedly dating “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson.

According to PEOPLE, the couple’s relationship is still new. “The relationship just started and it’s very casual,” says an insider.

Grande and Davidson, both 24, met in 2016, when the singer hosted “Saturday Night Live.”

Both are coming off breakups. Earlier this month, Davidson confirmed his split with girlfriend Cazzie David, while Grande announced her breakup with Mac Miller, saying they would remain “best friends.” “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!” she said.

“Ariana and Mac officially broke up right after Coachella weekend, but they ultimately struggled for a long time with their relationship, and it was basically over last year,” a source tells PEOPLE.

Grande, who performed “No Tears Left to Cry” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, is set to release her fourth album, Sweetener, on July 20.

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Jay Rock Announces New Album ‘Redemption’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 7:33 PM

Win, win, win, win. Jay Rock is set to release his long-awaited album Redemption next month.

The Top Dawg rapper has announced a June 15 release date and revealed the dark cover art, shot by TDE president Dave Free. The first single “WIN” was released last week and features vocals from labelmate Kendrick Lamar.

Redemption marks Jay Rock’s third album following 2011’s Follow Me Home and 2015’s 90059, which debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200.

Earlier this year, he dropped “King’s Dead” featuring Kendrick and Future, which can also be found on the Black Panther soundtrack.

Jay Rock is currently on TDE’s “The Championship Tour” with Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and ScHoolboy Q, which runs through June 16.

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R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault

Posted by YeezysWorld on 6:48 PM

R. Kelly is facing a sexual assault lawsuit from a woman who claims he held her against her will and mentally, verbally, and sexually abused her.

According to TMZ, Faith Rodgers said she met the R&B superstar in March 2017 following a performance in San Antonio, when she was 19. He reportedly flew her to New York a couple months later to attend his concert.

After the show, she claims Kelly “bombarded” her hotel room and engaged in “abusive sex” including oral and vaginal intercourse. According to documents, Kelly dated Rodgers for about a year and allegedly gave her herpes. She also accuses him of locking her in rooms, studios, and cars to punish her for failing to fulfill his sexual desires.

In the suit, Faith adds that Kelly had a female assistant watch her to make sure she didn’t flee.

The controversial singer has come under fire recently for more allegations of underage sex and physical abuse, including keeping a 14-year-old girl as a sex “pet.” In light of this, the Time’s Up’s Women of Color coalition has launched a #MuteRKelly boycott and Spotify banned him from their playlists.

For his part, Kelly continues to deny the allegations. “Mr. Kelly for 30 years has sung songs about his love and passion for women,” said his rep. “He is innocent of the false and hurtful accusations in the ongoing smear campaign against him, waged by enemies seeking a payoff. He never has been convicted of a crime, nor does he have any pending criminal charges against him.”

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Video: Cardi B – ‘Be Careful’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 4:42 PM

Cardi B celebrates a wedding and a funeral in the video for her Invasion of Privacy single “Be Careful.”

Shot in the desert, the Jora Frantzis-directed clip is a warning about what happens when you mess with Cardi. In the opening scene, the Bronx rapper drags a cross through the desert before a blonde Cardi appears on her wedding day in a small church. While the bride stands at the alter next to her husband-to-be, she sings lyrics about infidelity.

But soon the all-white affair turns into a funeral as Cardi, dressed in all black, pulls up to the same church for her man’s funeral. As she looks into his casket, she offers some parting words: “You nothin’ like the ni**a I met / You make me sick, ni**a.” She then gets in her car and rides off into the sunset.

After deactivating her Instagram account earlier this month, Cardi returned to social media to speak about the video shoot. “It was one of the hardest videos I ever did because it was in the desert, like in the middle of nowhere, and bitch I was so hot,” she said. “My pregnant motherfuckin’ ass. I never sweat, and I was sweatin’ that day, like my underarm was sweating, under my titties. I never get under titty sweat, but that day, for sure.”

“Be Careful,” which has been certified gold, is the latest single off Cardi’s debut to receive a visual. The rapper, who is expecting her first child with Offset this summer, will return to the road with Bruno Mars on his “24K Magic World Tour” this September.

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Lil Pump on J. Cole Beef: ‘We on Good Terms’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 3:45 PM

Is Lil Pump and J. Cole’s beef over?

Following a back and forth, the “Gucci Gang” rapper seemed to hint that they’ve resolved their issues during an interview at the Billboard Music Awards.

“Shout out to J. Cole. We’re going through some shit,” Pump told Billboard on the red carpet before adding, “We good, we good, we on good terms.”

This comes after J. Cole extended an olive branch at the Rolling Loud festival earlier this month. When he performed “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’),” the crowd chanted “F**k Lil Pump,” but Cole stopped them from doing so.

“Nah, don’t do that,” he said.

On “1985,” Cole calls out mumble rappers, which some took as a shot at Pump. “All these ni**as poppin’ now is young,” raps Cole on the closing track off KOD. “Everybody say the music that they make is dumb / I remember, I was 18 / Money, pussy, parties, I was on the same thing.”

He also raps about someone’s “funky lil’ rap name” and ends it with a message: “Just remember what I told you when your shit flop / In five years you gon’ be on ‘Love & Hip Hop.'”

Once the song was released, Pump seemingly took it as a diss and responded, tweeting, “So much props. You dissed a 17-year-old. Lame ass jit.”

But while it may seem that they’ve put the past behind them, Pump remained coy. “I don’t know what’s really going on,” he added.

After signing a reported $8 million deal with Warner Bros. Records earlier this year, Lil Pump is now readying his new mixtape Harvard Dropout.

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Kendrick Lamar Shuts Down Fan Who Raps N-Word

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SIT DOWN. Kendrick Lamar had to shut down a fan for saying the N-word at a recent show.

While headlining Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival on Sunday (May 20), K-Dot invited a white female fan named Delaney on stage to help him with the lyrics to “m.A.A.d. city.” But when it came time to rap the chorus, she didn’t hesitate to use the N-word, prompting boos from the crowd.

“Am I not cool enough for you?” the seemingly puzzled fan asked before Kendrick informed her of the problem.

“You gotta bleep one single word,” he said, before she apologized for her mistake. “Oh, I’m sorry, did I do it? I’m so sorry.”

Despite the crowd’s disapproval, the “HUMBLE.” MC gave Delaney another shot, but she wasn’t able to redeem herself and he had to boot her from the stage.

“It’s over,” said Kendrick.

Watch the blunder below.

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A$AP Rocky Taps Kid Cudi, Skepta, & Moby for ‘Testing’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:39 PM

This is not a test. A$AP Rocky’s third album Testing is complete.

The Harlem rapper took to social media to reveal the cover art and announce that he is done recording. “ALL DONE,” he captioned a photo with the artwork, which finds him and some friends looking down into the camera.

“I need to circle back and show ’em this is where it started. This is the origin of my legacy, and why I really do this shit,” he told Complex. “I wanted to make my emotional song without being too emotional. You know how JAY-Z said, ‘I can’t see it coming down my eyes / So I gotta let this song cry?’ and that’s just what it was—pain drops, tear drops, heartache, plight, demise. You gotta speak on it.”

The album, his first since 2015’s At.Long.Last.A$AP, is set to feature Skepta, Moby (“A$AP Forever”), and Kid Cudi. “The Cudder is the fucking man,” he said. “He’s dope as fuck, man. He’s a dope big bro.”

In anticipation of the album, Rocky partnered with Sotheby’s for a live-streamed performance art piece called “Lab Rat.” During the experiment, Rocky performed a series of tasks in a testing lab (including submerging himself in an ice bath), and took questions about his upcoming album.

“I think I’m testing the waters and I think that’s the difference [from previous albums],” he said. “I’ve matured so much throughout the years. I feel reborn again since my last album. I think the hardest thing for me is losing someone every time I put out a project. It makes it very difficult. But you know, you always strive and prosper.”

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Playboi Carti’s ‘Die Lit’ Debuts at No. 3

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:42 PM

Playboi Carti lights up the charts.

Released as a surprise on Friday (May 11), the rapper’s debut album Die Lit opens at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 61,000 units. The sales were made up of 55,000 streaming equivalent units, 5,000 in traditional sales, and 1,000 total equivalent units. Die Lit, which features Nicki Minaj, Bryson Tiller, and Travis Scott, is Carti’s highest-charting set yet, surpassing his self-titled 2017 mixtape, which peaked at No. 12.

Pop crooner Charlie Puth returns to the charts with his sophomore album Voicenotes, which opens at No. 4 with 58,000 units (39,000 traditional). It surpasses the No. 6 peak of his 2016 debut Nine Track Mind (65,000).

Tee Grizzley also makes his top 10 debut with Activated, which comes in at No. 10. Featuring Chris Brown, Lil Yachty, Jeezy, and Lil Pump, the Detroit rapper’s album moved 33,000 units in its first week.

Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys reigns atop the Billboard 200 for a third straight week with 147,000 equivalent album units.

Elsewhere, J. Cole’s KOD slides 2-6 (53,000), Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy drops 4-7 (53,000), and Black Panther: The Album holds at No. 9 (33,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys – 147,000
2. Pink – Beautiful Trauma – 139,000
3. Playboi Carti – Die Lit – 61,000
4. Charlie Puth – Voicenotes – 58,000
5. Various – The Greatest Showman – 53,000
6. J. Cole – KOD – 53,000
7. Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy – 53,000
8. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino – 47,000
9. Various – Black Panther – 33,000
10. Tee Grizzley – Activated – 33,000

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New Music: Future – ‘Walk on Minks’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:21 AM

After teaming up with PARTYNEXTDOOR on “No Shame,” Future rolls out the Zaytoven-produced “Walk on Minks” off the SuperFly soundtrack.

On the opulent track, HNDRXX treats his girl to a life of luxury and shouts out designer brands including Manolo Blahnik, Gucci, Prada, and Christian Louboutin.

“Mink coats, you can walk on it like red carpets,” he raps. “I put a mink coat over you, under you, go ahead, girl, walk on it.”

Future is co-producing SuperFly and curating the soundtrack for the Director X-helmed movie. Starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michale K. Wiliams, and Lex Scott Davis, the reboot of the 1972 classic opens in theaters June 15.

Future recently hinted at more music to come, tweeting, “Summer 18” with the eagle emoji.

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#InFlexWeTrustFreestyle: #IFWT0001 – Acosta [Full Video]

Posted by YeezysWorld on 2:47 AM

For the longest time, maybe in the entire 20+ years I’ve worked at Hot, and obviously as long as Flex has been in the industry, New artist just want a chance for their work… no, their Passion, their creative, their Brain child, their soul… The MUSIC to be heard, that’s all they want, for the world to experience what they feel… Well it may have taken a while but the technology finally exist to give every rapper(the more bar laden the artist is the better) that very opportunity to be heard by the world

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Congrats again on the 1st winner, Acosta, find him at @Acostasmusic, here’s his full vid;

We’ve been promoting this new feature for a minute, it’s as simple as hitting this link to get started, with more features to be added this week, like fane base! Anyway, I’m rating these tracks as we speak, listening to a Henry Blanco, not bad but his lyrics kinda ehhh… got keep it funky!

So here we are with the First winner announced and Moving forward we will pick the winner every 2 weeks, and you will get 2 new artists a month that the #InFluencersWeTrust aka our ‘IFWT A&R’s’ will put on your radar(and if you’re submitting, don’t be afraid to rate tracks too, this is exciting stuff!!! And Stay Tuned, lots more to come!!!

Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled Perform ‘Dinero’ at Billboard Music Awards

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:30 AM

Cash rules. Jennifer Lopez brought her money moves to the Billboard Music Awards with the first performance of her new single “Dinero.”

Perched in the middle of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, DJ Khaled kicked things off surrounded by a gold lion and stacks of cash before J.Lo opened the vault. Dressed in all white with slicked-back hair, J.Lo sang her bilingual money-making anthem surrounded by a team of dancers. The Vegas showgirl, who has a residency on the Strip, turned into a gangster for the thrilling finale as Khaled threw J.Lo-branded money into the crowd.

Cardi B, who is featured on the song, was unable to make it due to her pregnancy, but she appeared via video to spit her verse. During a red carpet interview with E! News, J.Lo praised her fellow Bronx native.

“She’s been grinding away for a while. Things don’t happen overnight. She is a hard worker and from working with her, I know that,” she said. “She knows who she is and she is unabashedly herself. People love that. They love authenticity That’s what I loved about her. I loved her before she started rapping. I used to follow her on Instagram and thought this girl is so real. I found out she was from the Bronx. Then, the record came along. I thought to myself, she is so perfect for this.”

The official video for “Dinero” featuring Cardi B and DJ Khaled is set to premiere Thursday.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue Perform ‘Whatta Man’ at Billboard Music Awards

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:21 PM

Oooh, baby, baby. Thirty years after becoming the first female rap act to hit the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, Salt-N-Pepa closed out the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a retrospective of hits.

Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton kicked off the throwback party with their ’90s hit “Shoop.” With DJ Spinderella on the turntables, they had the Vegas crowd singing along to “Let’s Talk About Sex” as “Safe Sex” flashed on the screen and red, white, and yellow balloons fell around them.

They kept the festivities going with “Push It” off their 1986 debut Hot, Cool, & Vicious. For the finale, they were joined by En Vogue for “Whatta Man,” which Pepa dedicated to “all the great men at the Billboard Music Awards.” As confetti fell on stage, Kelly Clarkson also made a surprise cameo alongside the ladies.

Salt-N-Pepa will return to Las Vegas for a residency at Mandalay Bay, which is set to kick off in early September.

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Camila Cabello and Pharrell Perform ‘Sangria Wine’ at Billboard Music Awards

Posted by YeezysWorld on 10:48 PM

Hot off the release of “Sangria Wine,” Camila Cabello and Pharrell served up the first performance of their collaboration at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards.

On a sparkly pink stage that resembled another planet, they wined up to their dance floor anthem. Pharrell, dressed in shorts and a floral print tee, got his dance on as Camila spiced things up with her two dancers, singing in English and Spanish. After breaking Pharrell off proper, she brought “Havana” to Vegas with her chart-topping hit as her former Fifth Harmony bandmate Normani looked on and smiled.

During Sunday’s show, Camila also went home with the Billboard Chart Achievement Award for her self-titled debut album.

Watch her intergalactic set below.

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Janet Jackson Receives Icon Award, Performs at Billboard Music Awards

Posted by YeezysWorld on 9:42 PM

Janet Jackson entered the history books as the first black woman to receive the Icon Award at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Following an introduction from Bruno Mars and a career retrospective, Ms. Jackson took the stage for a dance-heavy medley of hits. As her mother Katherine and sister Rebbie looked on, the 52-year-old entertainer opened with “Nasty” on a lit-up platform in the middle of the arena.

“No, my first name ain’t baby,” she said before asking the audience, “What’s my name y’all?”

Glowing in all gold, she and her dancers launched into the dance breakdown from “If” as Ciara and Tyra Banks looked on. As more and more dancers joined her on stage, she ended with “Throb” off 1993’s Janet.

Following the show-stopping performance, she accepted the Icon Award and delivered a powerful speech. “For all our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” said Janet. “It’s a moment when, at long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused. I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination.

“My prayer is that weary of such noise, we turn back to the source of all calmness. That source is God. Everything we lack, God has in abundance. Compassion, sensitivity, patience, and a boundless love.”

Watch her speech in full below.

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Khalid & Normani Perform ‘Love Lies’ at Billboard Music Awards

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Khalid and Normani brought the sizzle to Sin City with their duet “Love Lies” at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20).

The American Teen, who won Top New Artist earlier in the evening, kicked things off before Normani emerged in a sexy black fringe dress. The Fifth Harmony songstress slayed with her fierce moves before sauntering towards Khalid to duet on their Love, Simon collaboration. The two showed off their chemistry before embracing.

Normani recently signed a deal with Keep Cool/RCA Records and is now readying her solo debut, while Khalid is currently on his “Roxy Tour” through June.

Watch them put their “Love” on top.

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Ariana Grande Performs ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ at Billboard Music Awards

Posted by YeezysWorld on 7:39 PM

Ariana Grande turned her tears upside down at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Following an emotional introduction from Kelly Clarkson, the pop princess opened the show with the first televised performance of “No Tears Left to Cry.” Lying on top of umbrellas, she descended onto the stage with a big black bow in her platinum blonde hair.

Backed by her male dancers, she recreated the gravity-defying music video, dancing up and down a staircase and from wall to wall.

At the end of her electrifying set, the screens flashed “The light is coming.”

Grande is now gearing up to release her new album Sweetener in July featuring production from Pharrell and Max Martin. The title was inspired by the tragic bombing outside her Manchester concert last year.

“When you’re handed a challenge,” she told TIME, “instead of sitting there and complaining about it, why not try to make something beautiful?”

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Lil Uzi Vert Remixes Lil Tracy’s ‘Like a Farmer’

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:33 PM

Yeehaw! Lil Uzi Vert goes country with his remix to Lil Tracy’s “Like a Farmer.”

Produced by Gren8, the country-inspired collabo finds Tracy and Uzi rapping about horses, shotguns, and “sipping lean like a Coors Light.”

“I got horses in my car like a farmer / Yeehaw, finna pick up your daughter,” sings Tracy, while Uzi adds his Auto-Tuned melodies: “Yes, I have a tractor / You don’t like to fly / Took her on a trip to Texas, treat it like Dubai.”

Tracy dropped his Life of a Popstar project last year, while Uzi recently collaborated with Travis Scott and Kanye West on “Watch.”

The Grammy-nominated rapper also revealed that he and Young Thug have recorded 1500 tracks, which may soon see the light of day.

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Beyoncé Buys New Orleans Church

Posted by YeezysWorld on 11:30 AM

Praise Bey. The superstar singer is now the owner of a church in New Orleans.

According to TMZ, BeyoncĂ© purchased the 7,500-square-foot house of worship, which is more than 100 years old. The stone-structured building was listed at $850,000, but it’s unclear what she paid.

The church was reportedly built in the early 1900s, but hasn’t been used for some time due to its members passing away. However, it may be in for a revival soon.

Beyoncé's Church

Bey has ties to the Big Easy. She shot her LEMONADE visual in the historic city, and her sister Solange lives nearby.

Last month, San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral hosted the first-ever BeyoncĂ© mass. More than 900 people showed up to the service, which featured Bey’s music along with Bible readings, prayers, and communion.

“This is a service that uses BeyoncĂ©’s music as a tool to engender positive, empowering conversation about black women,” explained Reverend Yolanda Norton.

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Watch Nicki Minaj Celebrate Female Friendship in Cut ‘SNL’ Skit

Posted by YeezysWorld on 10:39 AM

In addition to performing “Chun-Li” and “Poke It Out” on last night’s season finale of “SNL,” Nicki Minaj lent her talents to a hilarious skit, which was cut due to time, but is now available online.

The rap queen teams up with Tina Fey, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon in the music video-themed skit (“Friendship Song”) about the power of female friendship. Inspired by Haim, the ladies come to the aid of their girlfriends when other people put them down, and create an entire song based around insults.

“I’m gonna lift you up by tearing her down,” they sing. “When you are down in the gutter, I’ll join you there.”

Each lady sings their disses and Nicki comes through with some scathing bars in defense of her girlfriends. “I’ll rip up her life, yo, get the knife ’cause you low key my wife, you my bitch for life,” she raps. “You a 10, she a 2 / Life sucks for her.”

She continues the burn with more hilarious bars. “Is she ugly, lame, or musty, choose two,” she raps. “I love my best friend, bitch, screw you.”

Watch the girls come together in the name of friendship.

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Nicki Minaj Performs on ‘SNL’ Season Finale

Posted by YeezysWorld on 12:24 AM

Did somebody call for the Queen?

Nicki Minaj returned to “Saturday Night Live” to close out Season 43 with two kick-ass performances. Following an introduction from host Tina Fey, the rap queen performed her top 10 hit “Chun-Li” for the first time on television.

Donning a sparkly black robe and chopsticks in her hair, the Harajuku Barbie emerged under a glowing Chinese arch with four ninja dancers by her side. After busting some killer moves, she removed her robe to reveal a sexy patent leather outfit, inspired by the “Street Fighter” character. Flanked by two female dancers, Ms. King Kong capped off her first performance as strobe lights filled the stage.

For her second performance of the night, Nicki surprised with her Playboi Carti collaboration “Poke It Out” off the latter’s new album Die Lit. Playboi hit the stage first before a blonde Nicki strut out in a sexy black cutout dress that showed off her curves. Fierce as ever, she delivered her fiery verse while flaunting her body and then called upon Carti before twerking for him, ending with a shoutout to her Barbz.

The “SNL” performance comes ahead of Nicki’s fourth album Queen, the follow-up to 2014’s The Pinkprint, which is set for release June 15. She has called the project her favorite so far, “W/o a shadow of a fkng doubt.”

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