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Robert Glasper – Better Than I Imagined ft. H.E.R., Meshell Ndegeocello

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.80

Justin Bieber & Chance The Rapper Tap Ryan Destiny For “Holy” Visual

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The moving music video shows the hardships that people have to face but urges them to have hope through those difficulties.

Star actress Ryan Destiny is Justin Bieber’s leading lady in the touching music video for his latest single, “Holy” featuring Chance The Rapper. The mini-movie spins a hopeful tale of a hardworking couple who can’t seem to get themselves afloat as Bieber works construction and Destiny aids the elderly as a nurse. The pair are later evicted from their home and cast out on the street, but a good-hearted stranger, portrayed by That 70’s Show icon Wilmer Valderrama, takes them in as a Good Samaritan would.

The “Holy” visual is directed by Colin Tilley who also gave us Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s colorful “WAP” display. Justin Bieber‘s “Holy” comes on the heels of his unexpected appearance in Drake and DJ Khaled’s “Popstar” music video, albeit in a much different story. Check out Bieber and Chance The Rapper’s “Holy” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

I don’t do well with the drama
And, no, I can’t stand it being fake
(No, no, no, no, no, no, no)
I don’t believe in nirvana
But the way that we love in the night gave me life
Baby, I can’t explain

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.79

Anitta Taps Cardi B & Myke Towers For Bilingual Single “Me Gusta”

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Cardi has stated that when she was first presented with the track, she couldn’t get it out of her head.

Hips will certainly be shaking to this one. Days ago, Anitta announced that her new single “Me Gusta” would feature artists Myke Towers and Cardi B, and now the bilingual track has been delivered. Brazilian superstar Anitta continues to take the world by storm with the help of her 49 million Instagram followers, so this powerhouse trio is sure to snag a top spot on the charts with their collaboration. “Me Gusta” arrives on the trail of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP,” and single that continues to take over social media platforms like TikTok while reigning at the top of the Billboard charts.

“I really love this song…. I don’t get on a song the same day I hear it. Like, I gotta listen to it a couple of times. But as soon as I heard the song, at the end of the night, while I was going to sleep, I kept repeating the hook in my head,” Cardi said of Anitta’s single. “You guys know how I love Spanish music, you guys know how I love Brazilian funk, and I’m just really excited.” Stream Anitta’s “Me Gusta” featuring Myke Towers and Cardi B and let us know your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

He like to eat the cake like it’s my b-day (B-day)
To’ lo día’ es mi cumpleaño’ (-año’)
Boy, I like it rough, don’t take it easy (Easy)
Gangsta, yeah, I like it in the bando

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.78

Busta Rhymes & Anderson .Paak Are Rivals On “YUUUU”

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Bussa Buss drops off another single as builds toward the release of “Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God.”

He’s showing that he’s not a “new rap n*gga”—a phrase he mentions on his latest single—and hip hop is excited to hear more from Busta Rhymes. It was nearly a month ago when the rap icon shared his dancehall-inspired, Vybz Cartel-assisted single “The Don & The Boss,” and now he reconnects with Anderson .Paak for “YUUUU.” These two previous united on Anderson’s 2018 single “Bubblin’,” and now they’ve switched roles and .Paak assists the quick-rapping legend.

“YUUUU” was dropped off with a black and white mini-movie starring the two artists, and fans already have this one on repeat. The visual shows Bussa Buss and .Paak as rivals in an aesthetic that will remind viewers of Sin City. It’s assumed that “YUUUU” will appear on Busta Rhymes’s forthcoming project Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, so we’ll make sure to keep you updated on that album as the rapper shares more news about its release. Meanwhile, stream “YUUUU” featuring Anderson .Paak and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Stеppin’ out of the Beamer, dirty Vans on (With my Vans on)
Catch up on them offers, I don’t need dough (I don’t need dough)
Long as I am a legend in my hometown (In my hometown)
Respect is why I did it from a year ago (You ain’t know)

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.77

Pop Smoke & Lil Tjay’s “Mood Swings” Adds Summer Walker To Remix

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The late rapper continues to be honored with a remix to his “Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon” single.

Five months after he was callously murdered in a home invasion, the world received Pop Smoke‘s posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon. The acclaimed project is a bittersweet accomplishment for those who worked with the late rapper as they celebrate its success sans the rising star. Later, the deluxe version of the album was released and now, the Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon hype continues with a newly released remix to the track “Mood Swings” ft. Lil Tjay and songbird Summer Walker.

There was a bit of hype about this release as the single was teased without sharing that Summer Walker added her smooth vocals to this remix, but the revelation has warmed the hearts of Pop Smoke fans. “Mood Swings” has gained popularity on TikTok where it became a viral sensation, and now fans will be able to shake things up with this latest update to the single. Stream the remix with “Mood Swings” featuring Lil Tjay and Summer Walker and drop your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

Prolly gonna have a couple kids runnin’ ’round
Yeah, if I was tryna settle down
Young b*tches on the prowl
Gettin’ bread is a must, gettin’ head is a must

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.76

Tyga, Saweetie, & YG Talk Cash On Ying Yang Twins-Sampled Single “Money Mouf”

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You’ll be shaking it like a salt shaker in no time.

He’s known as an artist who knows how to bring a bop and Tyga hopes that his latest will help continue his reign. On Friday (September 18), California collaborated heavily as Tyga, Saweetie, and YG joined forces on “Money Mouf.” All three of these artists are at the top of their games as Saweetie has been enjoying the success of singles like “My Type” and “Tap In” while she continues to work on her forthcoming project, Pretty B*tch Music. The Bay Area rapper isn’t the only one who has a new record coming, as YG announced earlier this week that his next album, My Life 4Hunnid, drops October 2.

Summer may be coming to an end, but Ying Yang Twins-sampled “Money Mouf” is keeping the party going well into the Fall and Winter with its nod to “Salt Shaker.” If this track doesn’t prove that, Tyga’s recently launched OnlyFans certainly will. Check out Tyga, Saweetie, and YG on “Money Mouf” and let us know what you think of this collaboration.

Quotable Lyrics

B*tch I’m a king, like I’m playin’ sack (Ball)
The b*tch tryna play me, I’mma play her back (Bih)
B*tch hoppin’ on my d*ck like a Jumping Jack
I’mma pay for her ass, I don’t like it flat (No)
I invest in you, I’mma get the money back (Yeah)

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.75

HoodCelebrityy & Kash Doll Are “So Pretty” Together

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HoodCelebrityy/KSR Group

The dancehall artiste drops a new video with the Detroit rapper ahead of an official September 18 release on streaming services.

Before HoodCelebrityy was dropping songs left and right that bridged the gap between her native Jamaica and her adopted home in the Bronx, she was just another New Yorker with a dream working retail. That all changed after her ex-best friendCardi B posted her song “Wine Pon It”, which promptly went viral and led to a feature on her popular Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2 mixtape.

Although the artiste isn’t on the best of terms with her KSR labelmate as of late, she definitely shares her sex-positive attitude in her music. Her energy is matched by Kash Doll, who joins her for a new song and video, “So Pretty.”

Over a minimally sensual beat, the two trade bars showing appreciation for beautiful women around the world.

“I wrote ‘So Pretty’ to let women know that they are all beautiful and valued,” HoodCelebrityy shared with Complex. “I wanted to show my appreciation for the beauty in diversity. I’m always about supporting women empowerment and want to reinforce the importance of self love. I also wanted to let girls know that beauty comes from within and from having confidence in yourself. That’s why I also had to get Kash Doll on this song. She exudes confidence and has such a boss mentality.”

Check out the video for “So Pretty” below and keep an eye out for its debut on streaming services this Friday.

Quotable Lyrics

Femme fatale, bossed up bad gyal
Skin soft, likkle shape but a cocktail
I got my own, I don’t owe these n___
I don’t f*ck em, I don’t suck em, I just bro these n___
It’s a foreign whip when I’m sliding
Y’all just test driving
Real life, my new crib two point fivin’
A black goddess, these n___ is novice
My kitty been litty, you b*tches just getting started

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.74

Elzhi Keeps Them Coming With “Smoke & Mirrors”

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Elzhi readies his new album “Seven Times Down Eight Times Up” with another single in “Smoke & Mirrors.”

With his new album Seven Times Down Eight Times Up set to land on September 25th, Detroit lyricist Elzhi has come through with another new single in “Smoke & Mirrors.” Featuring the vocal talents of Monica Blaire, whose ghostly wails add an immersive layer to the atmosphere, Elzhi’s latest continues to paint a picture of what’s to come. Having confirmed that the project centers around themes of resilience, this one finds the rapper navigating a triumphant old-school sample with a verbally dexterous flow. As a result, Elzhi’s bars require close attention, likely benefitting from at least one repeat listen.

“Your friends who were foes who didn’t know you were chose,” raps Elzhi, encouraging listeners to look within themselves and find glory. “You a king, you a diamond, you a comet, you a rose.” Swerving the traditional structure, Elzhi’s relentless schemes continue to unfold like a focused stream-of-consciousness. “All I see while I smoke to get in the proper headspace,” he continues. “In case there’s a test I gotta ace, cause the racist thought I would be dead, in jail, or at home with an ankle brace.”

Check out the latest from Elzhi now, and check back on September 25th for his brand new album Seven Times Down Eight Times Up.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

All I see while I smoke to get in the proper headspace
In case there’s a test I gotta ace
Cause the racist thought I would be dead, in jail, or at home with an ankle brace

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Alicia Keys Empowers On “ALICIA” Album Ft. Miguel, Jill Scott, Snoh Aalegra, Khalid, Tierra Whack

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The 15x Grammy Award-winning singer’s seventh studio album has arrived.

The latest the inspirational sounds of Alicia Keys have finally made their way to streaming services. The multi-hyphenated entertainer delayed her seventh studio album ALICIA indefinitely after the world was put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fans waited patiently for Keys to share more news about the record’s release. Over the last few months, we’ve received singles including “So Done” featuring Khalid and her most recent ballad “Love Looks Better,” a song she performed at the open of the NFL.

“I am that person,” Alicia Keys says of herself as an underdog. “The one that wasn’t supposed to make it out of Hell’s Kitchen, who was supposed to end up being a prostitute, a young mother at 16-years-old, or addicted to drugs. I am the one who was supposed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and got injured or killed. And what the f*ck is a dream? A dream is a luxury, if you have to pay all these bills and put food on the table for your kids. That is why I understand so much about what it means to have the strength to follow your own path. All the songs I’ve ever written that have been considered empowering or uplifting, I’ve written them at my lowest point. Because I needed to remind myself: don’t forget that.”

ALICIA features additional vocals from Sampha, Diamond Platnumz, Snoh Aalegra, Tierra Whack, Miguel, Khalid, and Jill Scott, so stream Keys’s latest and let us know what you think.

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1. Truth Without Love
2. Time Machine
3. Authors of Forever
4. Wasted Energy Ft. Diamond Platnumz
5. Underdog
6. 3 Hour Drive Ft. Sampha
7. Me x 7 Ft. Tierra Whack
8. Show Me Love Ft. Miguel
9. So Done Ft. Khalid
10. Gramercy Park
11. Love Looks Better
12. You Save Me Ft. Snoh Aalegra
13. Jill Scott Ft. Jill Scott
14. Perfect Way To Die
15. Good Job

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AUGUST ALSINA & RICK ROSS’ ‘ENTANGLEMENTS’ VIDEO FEATURES STRIPPERS, GOLD TEETH & LOTS OF PYRO

Two months after shaking the Red Table with the song’s release, August Alsina and Rick Ross have dropped off the video to their collab, “Entanglements.”

In the visual, various women show off their skills on the pole as Alsina and Ross stand in a fire delivering bars inspired by the singer’s rocky relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith.

After Pinkett Smith now-infamously referred to her relationship with Alsina as “an entanglement” during an episode of her Red Table Talk show, the word immediately inspired countless memes and posts across social media. Ross even chimed in during an Instagram Live and suggested Alsina make an album to capitalize off the situation.

“Don’t let this shit get you fucked up because that boy August got real talent now,” Ross said. “Nigga could really sing now. If that nigga drop that album talking about, ‘Entanglement the album, coming soon.’ That bitch’ll go right now.”

TORY LANEZ SENDS LYRICAL SHOTS TO AUGUST ALSINA IN JADA PINKETT SMITH’S HONOR

Though an album didn’t come of it – likely at least in part due to the fact Alsina had just dropped his third studio effort The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy on June 25 – the song came together soon after and got social media talking, just like Ross figured it would.

Watch the “Entanglements” video up top.

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.73

EarthGang Reinterpret Brittany Howard’s “Goat Head” In New Remix

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The Alabama Shakes singer drops a remix with EarthGang ahead of her upcoming remix album.

Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard has been enjoying the success of her critically acclaimed solo debut album, Jaime, which was considered one of the best of 2019 by numerous publications including The New York Times, Vice, and Rolling Stone.

The album was a sonic departure from the blues-tinged rock she became known for with Alabama Shakes, incorporating elements of hip hop and jazz. Now, Howard continues her flirtations with hip hop with a brand new remix featuring Atlanta duo EarthGang.

With reworked production by Tane & Christo Runo, the rappers reimagine Howard’s gentle piano-based confessional and infuse it with their fiery energy.

“We’ve been big fans of Brittany and Alabama Shakes so this is a dream come true,” EarthGang said of their collaboration with Howard. “Songs like these help us make sense of all the craziness in the world at times. Her song ‘Goat Head,’ dealing with her Black experience in America and the world, resonated the loudest at this time. Just thankful to be able to give the world our medicine and heal the people.”

The remix with EarthGang is the first of two singles released in anticipation of Howard’s upcoming Jaime remix album. She also tapped My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus secret weapon Bon Iver for a remix of her song “Short and Sweet.”

Check out EarthGang’s remix of “Goat Head” below and let us know your thoughts on the track in the comments below.

Quotable Lyrics
America the brutalizer
Taking out her pain on us but who knows why?
Probably cause we fly
Cause we can work magic with the wink of an eye
When I dance, sparks fly
Now watch me guide
Phenomenal minds, phenomenal kinds
The beautiful ones, sign of the times
To live is a threat, to breathe is a crime

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.72

Rapsody Surprises With New Single “12 Problems”

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Elite lyricist Rapsody tackles police brutality on her incendiary new single “12 Problems.”

Elite lyricist Rapsody has returned with “12 Problems,” and to suggest she’s coming out swinging is an understatement. From the opening moments, it’s evident that Rap is looking to vent on wax, taking to a cinematic and vaguely menacing banger for the occasion. Given everything that has transpired in the United States Of America of late, many expected Rapsody to weigh in with her own perspective. That’s exactly what she does here, dexterously weaving together bars touching on the sociopolitical climate.

“War on drugs, legality, they got us on fallacies,” she raps, over a haunting choral loop. “Resorted in casualties, I was supposed to resort in the Maldives, now we in the rallies.” Calling back to Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and singling out the “12,” Rapsody saves her second verse to tackle the topics of police brutality and accountability — or lack thereof. “Cops kill lawfully, no remorse,” she declares. “I don’t wanna hear arguments no more about black on black, when white on white they kill they own too / And cops the only ones who ain’t accountable.”

Check out the latest incendiary from Rapsody, a departure from what she brought to the table on last year’s excellent Eve

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Cops kill lawfully, no remorse
I don’t wanna hear arguments no more about black on black
When white on white
They kill they own too
And cops the only ones who ain’t accountable

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.71

Wizkid Announces New Album With “No Stress” Single

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Starboy/RCA Records

Wizkid samples Amerie’s melodies on his new single “No Stress.”

Wizkid has been one of the biggest artists in the world for a while. The 30-year-old Nigerian artist took over as one of the premier afrobeats and hip-hop stars internationally, representing for Africa and tapping into the Western mainstream as well. His fans have been waiting for an album announcement for a minute, keeping track of the progress of Made In Lagos and begging him to start the rollout. Anybody that has been looking for new Wizkid sonics is about to have a good day because, starting off the day, the Starboy has dropped his new single “No Stress,” announcing his album’s release date.

“15th October,” wrote Wizkid on Twitter, revealing that his Made In Lagos album is due on that date. The new single is a little X-rated, detailing Starboy’s relationship with a special lady in his life. In the final verse, the artist kicks off his flow by recycling one of Amerie’s famous melodies in “1 Thing,” giving his own version.

Listen to “No Stress” below and stay tuned for the new album.

Quotable Lyrics:

Show me one thing that got you tripping
Show me one thing that make you want some more
South London girl make me trip
South London girl dey make my head dey burst
Got back to my Asian girls
As I say big up my Jamaican girls
As I say big up my African girls
I get lady for my yard wey no dey make me rest

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.70

Moneybagg Yo Returns With “Said Sum (Remix)” Ft. DaBaby & City Girls

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The rappers add to the “Said Sum” hype with a few more verses to the hit single.

He was having a hard time hearing the naysayers on his track “Said Sum,” so he called on a few of his rap star friends to bring some clarity to the remix.  Moneybagg Yo closed out the month of June by sharing his viral hit single “Said Sum,” and now he’s returned with the updated version featuring City Girls and DaBaby.

When the track was first released, there were a few lyrics that caused a bit of a stir as the rapper was accused of slick-dissing his fellow celebrities—specifically his girlfriend Ari Fletcher’s ex, Gervonta Davis. Moneybagg never spoke on the controversy, but “Said Sum” has become a social media phrase where people send sub shots to foes they may be beefing with. On the remix, DaBaby gives a smooth verse about enjoying his come up while the City Girls stayed true to their brand and boasted about relishing in the finer things in life. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

I hop out the backseat just like a boss
I two-tone the Maybach
My seats Ronald Reagan
It came wit the pillow, I came from the pavement
Thought somebody said I ain’t made it

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.69

Stalley Drops Off New Single “Dinosaur”

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Stalley slides through with his new single, “Dinosaur.”

Ohio’s own Stalley is a few years removed from his short stint with MMG but the independence seems to be working out for him better. He’s continued his prolific run in the rap game, keeping his foot on the pedal with a steady stream of projects over the years. He dropped off his latest project, Pariah earlier this year, and now, he returns with his latest offering, “Dinosaur.” The rapper tackles his relationship with his art and the obstacles of being in the rap game. Recognizing that he’s stayed true to his vision, he gives his own outlook on the state of the culture and the trends that dominate hip-hop.

It’s a short offering but a recommended listen. Check out Stalley’s latest joint, “Dinosaur” below.

Quotable Lyrics
Even if you leave forever, keep the wedding ring
I mean, everything I ever gave
Rather give you the world than bring you a grave
Pull you out of tough times, lead you out of that maze
A ship with the slaves, Nat Turner over the modern days
Revolutionary Blue Collar Gang

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.68

Willie The Kid Links With Curren$y & Alchemist For “Brewster’s Millions”

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2020 The Fly LLC

Ahead of his new album release, Willie The Kid links with Curren$y, and The Alchemist for new single “Brewster’s Millions.”

Willie The Kid is ready to fire off his brand new album Captial Gains on October 2nd, 2020. With the calendar marked, Willie has decided to set the stage with the project’s first single “Brewster’s Millions,” which features the combined talents of Curren$y Spitta and Alchemist — a combination that in itself is deadly on paper. As tends to be the case, Alchemist’s production is refreshingly non-invasive, allowing both emcees ample space to spin bar after bar.

Setting things off is Willie himself, whose opening lines strike an amusing note. “Opportunity knocking, baby show me your knockers,” he spits, over Alc’s slow-burning, James Bond-esque beat. “High fashion like a knickerbocker, it’s nickel-plated — don’t play with me n**ga, your mind you must have lost.” As his verse progresses in a flurry of strung-together schemes, Curren$y slides in with the swaggerish ease of a favorite uncle at the gin bar. “Thought that at the fourth-grade book fair, decided right there, I’d recreate the same scene back at my lair,” reflects Curren$y. “I purchased undeveloped land, placed garages there.”

Check back for Willie The Kid‘s upcoming project Capital Gains, featuring Spitta, Action BronsonRoc Marciano, and more, arriving on October 2nd.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Opportunity knocking, baby show me your knockers,
High fashion like a knickerbocker, it’s nickel-plated —
Don’t play with me n**ga, your mind you must have lost

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.67

Bobby Sessions & Royce Da 5’9″ Team Up For “Still Alive”

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2020 Def Jam Recordings

Bobby Sessions enlists Royce Da 5’9″ for an intricate reflection on the socio-political climate with “Still Alive.”

In the wake of a tumultuous political climate sweeping the United States of America, Bobby Sessions and Royce Da 5’9″ have connected to reflect on the circumstances. As the opening track on his recent album RVLTN (Chapter 3): The Price Of Freedom, Sessions opts to set a smooth tone with “Still Alive,” a song that highlights’ the strengths of his focused pen game. “The President embarrassing, he wanna call us thugs,” raps Sessions, his cadence weary. “Hysteria, Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah / treat us worse than animals, that’s just how it goes /  America infected and the county’s been exposed.”

As the instrumental builds, Session’s cadence becomes more explosive, a reflection of the tension simmering throughout the country. While some might be reticent to explore politically-charged music, given how oversaturated politics have become in general, these topics remain important to explore all the same. On that note, Royce Da 5’9″ has opted to use his own voice as a weapon, matching Sessions’ own intensity with a potent dose of topical bars. “Securing commas with cons, common as camaraderie / Ominous dons, mama I’m just Ahmaud Arbery / damn these rap dreams, both my granny and Annie Maxine were crack fiend and anti-vaccine.”

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Securing commas with cons, common as camaraderie
Ominous dons, mama I’m just Ahmaud Arbery
Damn these rap dreams,
Both my granny and Annie Maxine were crack fiend and anti-vaccine

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.66

MC Eiht Taps Kurupt & Havoc For “Neighborhood Looks”

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MC Eiht

Ahead of his new album “Lessons,” MC Eiht drops off “Neighborhood Looks” featuring both Kurupt and Havoc.

MC Eiht is ready to drop off his upcoming album Lessons this Friday, and the west coast legend has decided to fire off a brand new single a few days ahead of the big release. Following the previous single “Honcho” with Conway The Machine and DJ Premier, Eiht’s “Neighborhood Looks” finds him connecting with a pair of heavyweight vets, Kurupt Young Gotti and Havoc, who recently came through with a banger on Conway’s From King To A God project.

Off the bat, Havoc sets the tone with an opening verse, repping the Infamous movement over a simple but effective piano-driven beat from D-Ace. “There’s rules to this shit, ever try to violate, you might lose it all, homie this is high stakes,” he warns. Next comes Eiht, his baritone cadence indicative of his authority, his delivery the furthest thing from rushed. “Aftermath n**ga, that’s a murder case,” he spits. “Relocate a n**ga to another place / and that’s a motherfuckin’ quiet storm, n**gas catching holes in they uniform.”

Look for Eiht’s Lessons to land this Friday, featuring appearances from Conway, Dave EastHavocTalib Kweli, B-Real, Kurupt, and more.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Aftermath n**ga, that’s a murder case
Relocate a n**ga to another place
And that’s a motherfuckin’ quiet storm, n**gas catching holes in they uniform

 

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.65

JAHMED & Freddie Gibbs Swap Bars On “GLIMPSE”

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Freddie Gibbs joins forced with Jahmed on “GLIMPSE.”

Jahmed is only a few months removed from the release of his last project, The Boof Mobile that dropped in March, though he’s already plotting on his next release. To kick things off, he’s enlisted none other than Mr. Album Of The Year, Freddie Gibbs, for his latest effort, “Glimpse.” Dupri and ExtendoBeatz deliver trippy trap production that feels fitting for a house of mirrors. Jahmed’s charisma and animated delivery draw you in at the top before sliding it over to Freddie Gibbs for yet another standout verse. Gibbs’s versatility as a rapper and overall technical prowess has proven to be his strongest characteristic as an MC and on “GLIMPSE,” he delivers an exemplary showcasing of that.

Check out Jahmed’s new song with Freddie Gibbs below. Keep your eyes peeled for Armani.

Quotable Lyrics
Before I hit the booth and laid this motherfucking verse
I had a brick up in the kitchen, ’bout to send that ho
Before I hit the riches, n***a always into bitches
Bankroll never fold, can’t bend that ho
I took her to the ranch, catch your bitch eating cat from the back
Yeah, the bitch never did that before

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.64

Ari Lennox Premieres “Chocolate Pomegranate” Single In Live Performance

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Fans are excited to hear new music from Dreamville’s First Lady.

We haven’t heard any new solo music from Ari Lennox since she released her Shea Butter Baby Remix EP back in March, and the Dreamville artist has returned with new tunes courtesy of Open Mic at Home. It was just a week and a half ago that the R&B singer partnered with Hamilton star Anthony Ramos to deliver their rendition of Sly and the Family Stone’s “If You Want Me to Stay,” and now she’s back with her new single, “Chocolate Pomegranate.”

The track hasn’t hit streaming services just yet, but back in April, there were reportedly leaks on YouTube. Ari Lennox premiered the sultry track and it didn’t take long for fans to plead for the studio version, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this one is released within the next few weeks. Until that time, check out Ari performing “Chocolate Pomegranate” live for Open Mic at Home.

Quotable Lyrics

My love is deep, you’ll find
If you can’t reach just please don’t waste my time
At all, at all, at all

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.63

R-Mean Taps Jeremih For Scott Storch-Produced Single “King James”

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The rapper gives a nod to the Los Angeles Lakers star.

The future of basketball was unclear earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic put the world on lockdown, but the NBA found a way to bring basketball to our living rooms with extra special care. On Tuesday (September 15), the Los Angeles Clippers lost to the Denver Nuggets in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals, and now as the Los Angeles Lakers prepare to face off against the Nuggets, R-Mean dropped his track “King James” featuring Jeremih to celebrate the match-up.

“King James” is, of course, titled after sports great LeBron James, and the track is produced by another icon, Scott Storch. “We started working on this record late last year. I wanted to create an anthem about having a winning type of attitude called ‘King James.’ When we got it done we figured we would release it around All-Star weekend, but then Kobe passed away and it didn’t feel right to drop this,” said R-Mean. “So we figured we’ll release during playoffs, but then Covid canceled the entire NBA season! But now that the NBA is back and the Lakers are looking great in the post-season, I felt like it actually worked out even better. Cuz now I get to use this record as a follow up to my album with Berner to keep the momentum going.”

Check out “King James” and drop your thoughts on R-Mean‘s latest in the comments.

Quotable Lyrics

The type of brain drive a muthaf*cka insane
I learned from Don Juan Rick James
Big watch big Range
There’s not a muthaf*ckin’ thing I ever ran from
I draw these hoes like a foul, and one

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.62

Papoose Readies Upcoming Album With French Montana & Conway Collab

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Papoose teams up with Conway and French Montana for a certified East Coast banger.

Papoose is coming through heavy in anticipation of his forthcoming project, Endanger Species. The rapper released a brand new single off of the project titled, “Kickback” ft. Conway and French Montana. Pap and Conway swap bars as French Montana’s off-kilter sing-rap style ties everything together on the hook.

“Conway is one of my favorite new artists on the scene and I’m happy to see French Montana’s success. We go way back,” Papoose told Complex of the new song. “Happy they both gave me the opportunity to work with them. ‘Kickback’ is a certain forceful recoil, when a gun is fired. That’s how I felt when I heard this track”

Papoose‘s forthcoming project, Endangered Species is due out on October 9th. Keep your eyes peeled for that.

Quotable Lyrics
A deep freezer full of beef, I never squashed none
Staten Island, BX, Queens, Brooklyn to Harlem
Yo Conway, we strong as the island Rakim Allah from
Smooth operator like Kane, who get the job done?

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.61

THEY. & Juicy J Threaten To “STCU”

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THEY. link up with the Memphis rapper for a nocturnal banger.

THEY. have been rolling out an impressive run of singles in anticipation of their upcoming The Amanda Tape, with a new song dropping every month since June.

The LA-based duo are especially talented in setting a vibe and have done a pretty good job of covering all sorts of ground in the new music, from the acoustic, slow burning “Count Me In” to their throwback-inspired Tinashe collaboration, “Play Fight.

Now the duo look to Memphis for their new single with Juicy J, “STCU.” Production was handled by THEY. producer Dante Jones, who pays homage to Juicy J’s trademark eighth note hi hats and deep snares for his take on that classic Memphis sound. Set against a slithering guitar loop, Drew Love‘s silky vocals sound warm even when he’s threatening to shoot the club up.

Juicy J arrives with a characteristically bouncy second verse, sounding just as hype as he did in the “Tear Up da Club” days.

Check out “STCU” below. Will you be checking for The Amanda Tape?

Quotable Lyrics
Tore the club up then I shot your club up
I might love her
I ain’t use no rubber
She said don’t worry bout that sh*t
You know I’m safe
I said don’t matter anyway
B*tch it’s too late

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.60

Willie The Kid Links With Curren$y & Alchemist For “Brewster’s Millions”

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Ahead of his new album release, Willie The Kid links with Curren$y, and The Alchemist for new single “Brewster’s Millions.”

Willie The Kid is ready to fire off his brand new album Captial Gains on October 2nd, 2020. With the calendar marked, Willie has decided to set the stage with the project’s first single “Brewster’s Millions,” which features the combined talents of Curren$y Spitta and Alchemist — a combination that in itself is deadly on paper. As tends to be the case, Alchemist’s production is refreshingly non-invasive, allowing both emcees ample space to spin bar after bar.

Setting things off is Willie himself, whose opening lines strike an amusing note. “Opportunity knocking, baby show me your knockers,” he spits, over Alc’s slow-burning, James Bond-esque beat. “High fashion like a knickerbocker, it’s nickel-plated — don’t play with me n**ga, your mind you must have lost.” As his verse progresses in a flurry of strung-together schemes, Curren$y slides in with the swaggerish ease of a favorite uncle at the gin bar. “Thought that at the fourth-grade book fair, decided right there, I’d recreate the same scene back at my lair,” reflects Curren$y. “I purchased undeveloped land, placed garages there.”

Check back for Willie The Kid‘s upcoming project Capital Gains, featuring Spitta, Action BronsonRoc Marciano, and more, arriving on October 2nd.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Opportunity knocking, baby show me your knockers,
High fashion like a knickerbocker, it’s nickel-plated —
Don’t play with me n**ga, your mind you must have lost

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.59

Berner Connects With DMX On “Foolish”

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Berner calls on DMX for a standout track on his new project.

Berner is back with new heat. The rapper came through earlier today with his latest project, Russ Bufalino: The Quiet Don. Berner might not be the highest-charting rapper in the game but he does have the reach of someone he does. His projects always have solid collaborations with legendary figures and his latest is no different.

Though G Herbo, Tee Grizzley, and Wiz Khalifa make appearances on the project, perhaps the biggest collab of all is “Foolish” ft. DMX. Sped up piano chords and high pitch vocal samples deliver this sense of loneliness to the beat while Berner and X take center stage. X kicks things off with vengeance on his mind. “Fuck I need a glock for?/ I done fucked a lot of bitches already/ So, what’s one more?,” X raps on his verse.

Contrasting the muffled aggression in X’s voice, Berner slides through on his smooth player shit detailing the boss moves he makes and a business owner and rapper.

Peep the track below.

Quotable Lyrics
Brains on the wall like paint
Because I don’t need to know what it is to know what it ain’t
Ain’t a fuckin’ thing fake about me, the devils print so much
Try ruinin’ my life, but what the snake do without me?

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The Joe Budden Podcast: A History Of Highs & Lows

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There’s a lot to unpack here.

A lot of rappers step on the scene with a couple of hit songs only to disappear shortly, but Joe Budden’s rapping career gave the phrase “15 minutes of fame” new life. Having tasted fleeting success as a rapper with the release of his hit song, “Pump it Up” in 2003, the once-rapper-turned-host’s eponymous podcast is now one of the most popular in the world. Utilizing his controversial opinions, firsthand industry experience, and love-him-or-hate him je ne sais quoi,  Budden’s podcast attracts both fans and staunch haters alike, gaining him a notoriety he never attained as a rapper.

Initially titled I’ll Name This Podcast LaterTheJoe Budden Podcast began in 2015 with Budden, Rory Farrell, and Marisa Mendez sitting at a friend’s house in Queens discussing the ongoings of the hip-hop and entertainment world. After episode 76, Mendez was replaced by Jamil “Mal” Clay. Mal is now a permanent fixture in the show who is known and loved for his outrageous stories and unrestrained opinions. In five short years, the show’s popularity has skyrocketed, gaining it the No.1 spot on iTunes music podcast chart in 2018, where the show has reigned since. Metaphorically speaking, of course, as Budden signed an exclusive deal with Spotify later that same year.

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The Joe Budden Podcast live in NYC in 2017 – Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images

Despite the growth and major partnership the podcast has acquired over the years, the show has remained unchanged at its core: three childhood friends, with a love for hip-hop and the knowledge to credibly speak on it, offering their candid insights and opinions all while being entirely entrenched in pettiness. For the show’s listeners, it’s an indelible formula for guaranteed entertainment. The show has birthed industry beef and controversy like no other, the greatest of which have been compiled below in a comprehensive timeline of Budden’s biggest and best antics.


Joe Budden vs. Drake (2016)

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With Beyoncé, Chance The RapperRihanna, and Drake all having just dropped albums, the summer of 2016 gave hip-hop fans plenty of new music to bask in. All except Joe Budden, who took to his podcast to unleash his harsh opinion on Drake’s Views, calling the rapper “uninspired” and expressing his dashed high hopes for the album upon its release in April. Drake didn’t take kindly to Budden’s criticism, uploading a Snapchat at French Montana’s house in May of him rapping the words “pump, pump it up”, in a seeming jab at the former rapper– a reference to his 2003 hit song, “Pump It Up.” The Snap was followed by the release of a diss track, “4 PM In Calabasas” aimed at Budden, which Budden took on the chin, writing, “[Drake] snapped just now, even if he dissed me & Puff the whole time….. He ain’t sound that inspired in a minute,” on Twitter.

Then came “Making A Murderer Pt.1,” Budden’s diss track in which he rapped, “My words ain’t ghostwritten I ain’t Drake/ That’s all gimmick I’m authentic I ain’t Drake/ Ain’t nothing wrong with it, only saying I ain’t fake”. The dig was met with radio silence on Drake’s end, prompting Budden to release another diss track, “Wake” and tantalize Drake on twitter. Budden got his badly-desired response in July, when French Montana’s “No Shopping” dropped, in which Drake calls out a one-hit-wonder, leading people to believe he was referring to Budden, despite French Montana’s insistence that he wasn’t. Drake then called Budden out onstage during his Summer Sixteen tour, saying, “We got the good energy going on. I should’ve brought Joe Budden up here to let him do ‘Pump It Up’ one time. Pump, pump, pump it up.” Budden released one final diss track, “Just Because,”which Drake never responded to directly. After some twitter trolling on both sides, the beef eventually sputtered out on its own.


“Do It Look Like I’m Left Off Bad And Boujee” (2017)

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Ok, this particular incident technically happened on Complex’s daily show Everyday Struggle which Budden was a host of, alongside DJ Akademiks until 2018, but we couldn’t leave it out as part of Budden’s essential hosting moments. Things got tense in a pre-show interview at the 2017 BET Awards when Budden sat down with Migos, who were riding the success of their hit single, “Bad And Boujee”, which they were to perform later that night. When DJ Akademiks suggested there was a “running joke” that Takeoff was left off Bad And Boujee, Takeoff took it as a personal affront and replied, “You said I’m left off ‘Bad and Boujee?’ Does it look like I’m left off ‘Bad and Boujee?’” Budden then suggested drawing the interview to a close, as they were running out of time, to which Quavo responded, “Wrap it up, then,” which clearly didn’t sit right with Budden, who stormed off the interview. The Migos then all stood up as if bracing themselves for an altercation while Quavo asked Budden, “What you tryna do?”, attracting several onlookers to gaze at the scene, wondering what was going on. The uncomfortable interview birthed many memes, from DJ Akademiks’ look of sheer discomfort, to the widened eyes of curious onlookers, but most of all, it minted, “Do it look like I’m left off Bad And Boujee?” as one of the most popular catchphrases of the year.


Budden vs. Eminem (2018)

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Arguably the most personal of Budden’s plentiful discords with prominent industry figures, his conflict with Slim Shady cut deep. The surprise drop of the 47-year-old rapper’s loaded 10th studio album in August 2018 triggered several rappers, such as MGK and Die Antwoord, into retorting back with diss tracks of their own. Budden, however, responded by taking to his podcast to go in on, not only the album, but Eminem’s character and musical ability as a whole, in an impassioned speech days after the album’s release. Formerly a vocal Eminem die-hard, Budden’s beef with the rapper began brewing when he called Em’s song, “Untouchable,” “trash” in December 2017, saying it was one of the worst songs he had ever heard. This petty strike set the tone for a long road of back-and-forth between the two, beginning with Eminem’s “Chloraseptic” Remix in which he subs Budden for the commentator’s unwanted remarks, and decidedly ending in January 2020 with Budden’s undaunted reception of Eminem’s leaked “Bang” verse, about which he said, “This is an old verse. Mal is right, you don’t get offended by old verses.” Check out an in-depth look at the two’s feud here.


The “Joe Budden Podcast” Partners With Spotify (2018)

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A big break for Spotify, and an even bigger break for Budden. After three years on the air, Budden sealed an exclusive partnership deal with the biggest music streaming platform in the game, which had decided to test the waters in the ever-growing podcast pool. The series began releasing new episodes on the platform every Wednesday and Saturday beginning September 2018, amplifying the commentator’s voice to an even broader audience than before.


Nicki Minaj Beef (2019)

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In August 2019, seasoned industry giant and fellow rapper-turned-podcaster Nicki Minaj hosted Joe Budden on episode 15 of her Apple Music show, “Queen Radio”, in which she confronted Budden about negative comments he had made about her over the years. Namely, she brought up unnecessary comments he made about the bad blood between her and Cardi B regarding Migos’ 2018 song, “Motorsport,” as well as him alleging that she has a drug problem on his podcast, claiming he has an unrelenting bias against female rappers. Things got heated as Minaj held nothing back, unleashing her pent-up anger towards Budden in a profanity-filled rant as he tried pointlessly to defend himself, ultimately walking off the show. Two days later, however, the pair made amends when Minaj appeared as a guest on Budden’s podcast and, after some back-and-forth, put their grievances behind them as Budden eventually acknowledged that his comments were uninformed and harmful.


Budden Mocks Kehlani’s Suicide Attempt (2020)

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Last February, Budden earned himself his umpteenth trip to Twitter Jail when he made light of Kehlani’s mental health struggles on the podcast while he and the gang dissected her song, “Valentine’s Day (Shameful)”, which was rumored to be about ex-boyfriend YG’s infidelity. Budden joked about how suddenly the couple’s rumored split happened, saying that just the week prior Rory has been oozing about the pair’s song, “Konclusions”, a ride-or-die anthem that had been released in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Budden continued, “Party[NextDoor] gonna try and double back now, ‘You was sh**ting on me cause I made you try to kill yourself.’”

Kehlani fans and human beings of all walks of life expressed their dismay at Budden’s appalling attempt at humor on Twitter, where Budden issued an apology to the It Was Good Until It Wasn’t singer who had a few thoughts of her own to convey on the matter, calling Budden a “joke” to her millions of followers. Undermining the sincerity of Budden’s apology was his follow-up tweet, presumably directed at Kehlani, in which he complained about artists being unable to take criticism.

 

 


Joe Budden vs. Logic (2020)

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This one may not qualify as beef considering how one-sided it has been. Time and time again, Budden has unapologetically slandered Logic on his podcast, brazenly expressing his discontent with the Maryland rapper’s music and even calling him “one of the worst rappers to ever grace a microphone.” The unprovoked Budden blows to Logic and his music have been as ruthless as they have been unyielding, with Logic even admitting that the harsh comments have impacted his mental health. The No Pressure rapper took to Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg in August to address Budden’s tireless onslaught against him, saying he has no idea where it comes from but saying to Budden, “Your words, they make people want to kill themselves, bro.” While Budden apologized to Logic in July for saying he should have retired a long time ago, admitting he had been projecting his own issues onto the 30-year-old rapper, he refused to apologize for impacting his mental health, calling Logic a “Pander King” and claiming he shouldn’t be letting the opinion of a stranger impact him to that extent in the first place.

 

 


Budden’s Spotify Deal Comes To A Close (2020)

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After a two-year partnership, Budden announced in August that he and Spotify would be parting ways. In a three-hour tangent on the show’s 375th episode released on August 26th, Budden and his co-hosts unraveled their frustrations with the streaming platform’s shortcomings that led to the decision. Once Spotify’s breakout podcasting star, Budden accused Spotify of lowballing him over the years, citing that they weren’t paying him what he was worth and claiming they merely wanted to “pillage” his audience. “Spotify never cared about this podcast individually,” said Budden in the episode. “Spotify only cared about our contribution to the platform.” It was clear that once the platform failed to meet his terms, Budden no longer found the partnership mutually beneficial. Feeling like a spited guinea pig having fallen victim to the platform’s larger plan to break into podcasts with no true regard for the “Joe Budden Podcast” as its own enterprise, Budden announced his last episode will air on Spotify on September 23rd.

Budden says he doesn’t yet know where the podcast will be once his deal with Spotify concludes, but there is no doubt he won’t be going rogue for long as offers will be rushing in from networks across the board for the one-time rapper’s coveted show, and controversy and mischief will proceed per usual.


Podcast Wars (2020)

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Just as Budden’s deal with Spotify comes to a close, so to has a beef with Brilliant Idiots podcast hosts, Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schulz, inflamed. The two podcast parties have commented back-and-forth in the past, and things were reignited following the news of Budden’s business deal with Spotify souring. Although Schulz appears to be taking on the brunt of the beef, Budden did dedicate a full hour to tearing down the pair on his recent epsiode. The remark that had Budden so incensed happened on Schulz’s Flagrant 2 podcast, when Schulz alleged that Budden had asked for $250M from Spotify. “Let’s pretend that Joe asked for $250M. Who the fuck is this White dude and this Indian dude sitting in these chairs that get to discuss me?” Joe said of the hosts, Andrew Schulz and Akaash Singh.

Flagrant 2 has since responded back in their new episode, mocking Joe once more for his lack of business savvy (among other things, like his thumb), while also offering to give him some tips and pointers.

Are you a listener of The Joe Budden Podcast? Let us know in the comments.

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Alicia Keys Will Be Releasing A New Album This Friday

The singer’s seventh album “ALICIA” arrives on September 18.

Alicia Keys took to Instagram yesterday to announce the release date for her forthcoming album ALICIA.

The album, which was originally slated for release on March 20, was delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ed Sheeran, The-Dream, and Tory Lanez all have songwriting credits on the album, which also features guests Miguel and Khalid and production from Childish Gambino collaborator Ludwig Göransson and Keys’ husband Swizz Beatz.

Keys began her roll out of the album with the release of seven singles, the latest being “Love Looks Better.” Keys debuted the track during her performance at the NFL’s 2020 Kick-Off Event, during which she also announced a $1 billion endowment fund to support Black businesses.

She announced the release date for the new album in an Instagram post in which she collected numerous tweets from fans wondering when her album would arrive.

Keys also announced a one-time performance in a “visual, sonic and emotional wonderland” in support of the album. The livestream performance will be put on in collaboration with American Express as part of their AmexUnstaged series, which previously hosted Pharrell Williams, Mary J. BligeRae Sremmurd, and John Legend with The Roots.

ALICIA will be available on Friday, September 18, with the virtual performance taking place later that day at 6PM ET/3PM PT.

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Summer Walker Gives Sexy “Body” Performance On “The Tonight Show”

The singer belted out the “Over It” track during her intimate, virtual performance.

Despite her controversies and reports about her romance with London On Da Track making headlines, Summer Walker continues to be praised for her talents. The shy, rising star is making a splash on the R&B scene, as is her relationship with the famed producer. Recently, Summer Walker shared that she endured heartbreak, leaving many to speculate that she and London ended their romance. However, it looks as if they’ve pulled a break-up-to-make-up move and things are copasetic on the home front.

Aside from that, on Monday (September 14), Summer appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where she gave a moving virtual performance of her track “Body.” The song is featured on her platinum-selling debut album Over It that dropped almost a year ago. Summer performed with the sunset as her backdrop in a room filled with flowers as her live band accompanied her performance.

The singer also recently took to her Instagram Story to address the public amid criticism, telling people that she’s a person just like them, not a “fake ass perfect public figure.” She wrote, I really appreciate the genuine love from some of y’all but stop idolizing plp to the point that you start to dehumanize them. its weird.” Check out her Tonight Show performance along with her PSA below.

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BIGGIE’S CROWN SELLS FOR OVER $500K AT SOTHEBY’S 1ST HIP HOP AUCTION

Biggie's Crown Sells For Over $500K At Sotheby's 1st Hip Hop Auction

Sotheby’s held its first Hip Hop auction on Tuesday (September 15) and fielded numerous offers for 120 pieces of memorabilia.

From original Beastie Boys’ Licensed To Ill Tour posters and vintage Hip Hop flyers designed by Buddy Esquire and Van Silk to Salt-N-Pepa “Push It” jackets and Slick Rick’s multicolored diamond eye patch, the auction was a Hip Hop heaven for any collector.

Most notably, the crown The Notorious B.I.G. wore for his iconic “King of New York” photoshoot for Rap Pages in 1997 sold for over $500,000.

Sotheby’s tweeted a photo of the item and Biggie wearing the crown with the caption, “#AuctionUpdate Following a bidding battle, one of the most iconic symbols of Hip Hop’s heyday: the crown worn and signed by Notorious B.I.G. from #BarronClaiborne’s iconic 1997 ‘King of New York’ photoshoot for Rap Pages Magazine soared to $594.8k.”

 

The auction, which was available to watch on the Sotheby’s website, also netted over $126,000 for the Rammellzee vs. K-Rob “Beat Bop” 12” vinyl with Jean-Michel Basquiat artwork. As far as Tupac Shakur’s love letters, those sold for $75,600.

As explained in the description, the collection was “an incredibly sweet and at times steamy archive of love letters, chronicling the approximately 2 month-long romance between 16 year old Tupac Shakur and Kathy Low, a fellow student at the Baltimore School for the Arts, while Tupac was enrolled in the 10th grade theatre class (along with close friend Jada Pinkett), and Kathy in the 11th grade theatre class. The letters span from their first meeting, to their eventual break-up, and include a letter of regret sent a year later.”

BIGGIE’S CROWN & TEENAGE 2PAC’S ‘SWEET, POETIC’ LOVE LETTERS UP FOR AUCTION

Other 2Pac items included an autographed letter and Chi Modu portraits of the late Hip Hop legend, which sold for over $17,000 and up to $6,000, respectively.

Additional notable items are one of Dr. Dre’s World Class Wreckin’ Cru outfits ($32,760), J.J. Fad’s custom jackets (up to $6,930), a total run of The Source magazine ($32,760) and Drake’s unreleased Air Jordan IV Retro Prototypes ($32,760).

Check out video of the Biggie crown segment below and check out all 120 lots here.

 

 

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NAS PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE AMY WINEHOUSE ON THEIR SHARED BIRTHDAY: ‘MISS YA’

Nas Pays Tribute To The Late Amy Winehouse On Their Shared Birthday: 'Miss Ya'

Singer Amy Winehouse had a brief but impactful career. The smoky-voiced chanteuse was only 27 when she died of acute alcohol intoxication in 2011. During her time on earth, she released two celebrated albums — 2003’s Frank and 2006’s Back To Black. 

On Monday (September 14), which would’ve been Winehouse’s 37th birthday, Nas paid tribute to his fallen friend. It also happened to be his birthday as well.

“Virgo twin,” he captioned a photo of Winehouse. “Miss ya.”

 

Nas and Winehouse were first introduced through producer Salaam Remi. Winehouse’s song “Me & Mr Jones” was said to be about her friendship with the Illmatic legend, something Nas confirmed in the wake of her death.

The two appeared on a song together called “Cherry Wine,” which was arranged after her passing and appeared on the posthumous release Lioness: Hidden Treasures in 2011.

“We heard about each other [before meeting], of course, and we knew we shared the same birthday,” Nas recalled in an old video interview. “Salaam [Remi] would tell us we both reminded him of each other. So, it was cool to see my crazy twin. She was hilarious. She would make you laugh. To her, music came so easy. Everyone else around her, I don’t know but I’m assuming they wanted her to put out a new record, but to her, she can’t do it unless it’s really time.

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“Whenever that time is, only time will tell. She just can’t give you a record because she’s hot and it’s gonna sell records. Nah, that wasn’t her style. She was so nonchalant about it that it reminded me of myself.”

Speaking on “Cherry Wine,” he added, “It’s a bittersweet feeling to do something with her now that she’s not here. I’m happy. The sweet part is that fans have new music from her, new because they’ve never heard it. The bitter part is that she’s no longer her to really give it to us and deliver her music and for us to see her smile and hear her voice.”

Revisit the song below.

 

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KANYE WEST PROMISES HIS KIDS WILL OWN HIS MASTERS, THREATENS UNIVERSAL & SONY WITH LEGAL ACTION

Kanye West Promises His Kids Will Own His Masters, Threatens Universal & Sony With Legal Action

Kanye West is demanding he be freed from his label contract with Universal Music Group and Sony. Following a Monday night (September 14) Twitter rant declaring himself the “new Moses” with the NBA and music industry disguised as “modern-day slave ships,” Kanye is promising his kids will one day own his lucrative masters.

 

After sleeping on it, Kanye posted a text message conversation with what seems to be his lawyer laying out the possible options of getting him out of his contract. His attorney discusses claiming Universal breached their end of the contract by not supporting his creative endeavors, buying his masters for hundreds of millions like Taylor Swift did or teaming with them on a joint venture, which Kanye is not inclined to doing.

 

About an hour later Tuesday morning (September 15), Kanye clarified someone from the board at Vivendi, the media conglomerate which owns Universal Music Group, had reached out to set up a potential meeting.

KANYE WEST DEMANDS ‘PUBLIC APOLOGY’ FROM J. COLE & DRAKE & A MEETING WITH HIS ‘BIG BRO’ JAY-Z

“Hey everyone we’re making progress,” he wrote. “I’ll keep everyone updated on how this meeting with Vivendi goes… If Nikola Tesla had a Twitter the world would run off AC … Edison killed Tesla’s image to control the power LITERALLY… Tesla and I only mean well for the world.”

 

The initial reaction to the first call seemed to be a positive one, as Kanye is continuing to climb the ladder at Vivendi in what should be a busy day and posted a text message of the contacts he needed at Sony to make changes.

 

This all comes on the heels of Monday’s (September 14) tweetstorm, most of which has been deleted, where he demanded apologies from Drake and J. Cole for subbing him on certain tracks, made an ultimatum he wouldn’t release any music until his contract situation was figured out and his plea to finally reunite with JAY-Z.

 

Kanye’s record deal has been an issue he’s been trying to resolve for years now. There’s even a clause in the EMI publishing contract that essentially doesn’t allow him to ever retire.

Back in September of 2019, he reportedly reached a settlement with EMI but reneged on the agreement by December, which set the lawsuit into action once again.

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Lucky Daye

He’s One of the Successful R&B\Soul Artists of Today, Recently Released His Debut Album , “Painted” , Had a guest appearance on Raphael Saadiq’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert , and had his own NPR’s Tiny Desk show as well ,  Meanwhile , he’s been working with Chronixx , Babyface , MediSun and more.

Here’s Lucky Daye .

Born as David Debrandon Brown  in September 25, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is signed to Keep Cool Records and RCA Records. He released his first EP, I on November 9, 2018, and his second EP, II, on February 6, 2019. The EP’s were part of a series leading up to his debut studio album Painted, which was released on May 24, 2019.

He was raised in a cult that forbade secular music, but he discovered an innate knack for singing and taught himself melodies by turning children books into songs of his own. After his mother left the cult, Brown found himself going back to immerse himself in classic R&B and eventually fell hard for the likes of PrinceRick JamesLauryn Hill, and Stevie Wonder. He soon relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue music.

He previously competed on American Idol (Season 4 in 2005), at age 19. He auditioned with “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, and was given four “yes” votes. He was eliminated shortly after reaching the Top 20.

Daye established himself as a songwriter and background vocalist and landed credits in 2008 on songs by Keith Sweat on his album Just Me and Ne-Yo on “She Got Her Own“. During this time, he briefly went under the alias of “D. Brown.” In 2014, he wrote for Boyz II Men on the song “Believe Us”. During 2016 and 2017, he co-wrote songs released by Keke Palmer (“Enemiez”), Ella Mai (“10,000 Hours,” “Down”), Trey Songz (“Song Goes Off”), and two tracks from the album Strength of a Woman by Mary J. Blige, among other contemporary R&B artists.

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.58

Wande Coal’s “Again” Gets A Remix Ft. Wale

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Wale slides through with a quick verse for Wande Coal’s “Again” remix.

Wande Coal is fresh off of the release of his latest project, Realms. The Nigerian singer has been in the game since 2006 when he signed a deal with Mo’ Hits Records. Since then, he’s continued to carve his own lane in the ever-expansive world of Afrobeats. “Again” has been a massive single, garnering buzz across the world and with the release of Realms, Wande Coal taps Wale for the official remix. The breezy energy and romantics lyrics are a perfect fit for Wale who delivers a poetic verse detailing love and emotions.

Wale is one of two features on Wande Coal’s new project, alongside Sarz who appears on “Vex.” Check the song out below and be sure to check out Wande Coal’s brand new project, Realms.

Quotable Lyrics
Scars on your feelings, tats on your body
Mask ’cause of COVID, can’t mask what is flawless
I tell you why, I tell you why, I tell you why I’m single
I might go double text, somebody trippin’ if I triple

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.57

Conway & Armani Caesar Slide On The Murda Beatz-Produced “Anza”

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Armani Caesar delivers yet another show-stealing verse on Conway’s “Anza,” produced by Murda Beatz.

Griselda’s killing everything they touch. The long-awaited Shady debut from Conway, From King To A GOD arrived yesterday and it was met with immediate acclaim, as most projects from the Griselda crew are. Great bars and production, they haven’t missed yet, and evidently, they’re just getting started.

The official signing of Armani Caesar to the Griselda was an introduction to the label’s First Lady. Receiving immediate praise for her verse on Westside Gunn’s “Lil Cease” off of Flygod Is Awesome II, she’s back with another show-stealing verse on Conway’s “Anza.” Murda Beatz cooks up spooky production as Conway effortlessly flexes big dawg status with a Drake-like flow. Makes you wonder if this was the possible song they initially collaborated. But it’s Armani Caesar who closes out the verse with yet another potent display of her abilities. Declaring “Queen Cease” at the top of her verse, she storms through with sheer confidence demanding anyone in her presence “bow down when you see me.” She keeps it short-and-sweet on this verse before closing out the track with a little shit talking but with her Griselda debut set to drop on Friday, she certainly has more in the stash.

Peep the track below.

Quotable Lyrics
Bad bitch, big drip with a whole lotta swag
Five-six, fly chick, whole lotta ass
Hit the club, pop Ace, blow a lil’ cash
Push a coupe, deuce-double-O on the dash
Ain’t about the money, it’s fuck ’em like Mr. Marcus
Married to the money, tell n***as I’m off the market

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.55

Mozzy & Blxst Stay Dangerous On “Streets Ain’t Safe”

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Mozzy and Blxst join forces on new single, “Streets Ain’t Safe.”

We really can’t get enough of Mozzy. The rapper has kept his foot on the pedal over the past few years, bodying every track that he’s touched and releasing numerous projects over the span of a year. Now, he’s preparing for the upcoming release of Occupational Hazard and teams up with one of Los Angeles’ most promising new artists Blxst for “Streets Ain’t Safe.” Backed by a breezy guitar loop, Blxst holds it down with a soulful R&B hook dedicated to all the ladies who stayed down. Meanwhile, Mozzy details infidelity and relationship woes as he’s on the road.

“Streets Ain’t Safe” serves as the second single off of Mozzy’s forthcoming project. The song arrives just a week after Blxst dropped off his new project, No Love Lost.

Quotable Lyrics
I always leave my bitch at home
She be blowin’ up the ligno while I’m eatin’ up the road
Slid for like 20 when you see me in the store
Red bottoms bloody, gotta keep her on her toes

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.54

Conway Makes His Presence Felt On “Fear Of God” Ft. Dej Loaf

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Conway and Dej Loaf serve up heat on “Fear Of God.”

The rise of the Griselda crew isn’t one that we commonly see these days. Grinding for years with their vision uncompromisingly at the forefront, they met quality and quantity with their numerous releases over the years. Conway’s Shady debut From King To A GOD reflects the culmination of work he’s put in.

Conway makes a formal declaration of his arrival on “Fear Of God” ft. Dej Loaf. With Hit-Boy delivering stadium-worthy production, Conway takes it from the underground where he “built the Griselda house” alongside Westside Gunn and brings it to the masses. Conway lets off a quick but potent verse detailing the trials and tribulations he’s faced to get where he’s at as Dej Loaf’s honeyed melodies on the hook glues it all together.

Check out “Fear Of God” below. Read our exclusive interview with the Griselda rapper, “Conway Has Ascended: From King To A God.”

Quotable Lyrics
It fucked me up when people gave my nigga low profile
Told ’em that time like Kobe first step, that shit gon’ blow by
Used to bag the dope playin’ Mos Black on Both Sides
Was in the streets, but I still provided the hope for those guys

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.53

B.o.B Offers Up A Banger With “Neon Demon”

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Image via B.o.B

B.o.B recently came back with his new project “Somnia.”

B.o.B is one of those artists, who as of late, has made more headlines for his beliefs than his music. Of course, this is in reference to the fact that B.o.B believes the earth is flat, despite the overwhelming evidence that suggests otherwise. Regardless, B.o.B is still making music and his fans are always eager to hear it. For instance, B.o.B just dropped his new project Somnia and fans are already picking out their favorite tracks.

One of the standouts on the project is a more lowkey banger called “Neon Demon.” On this track, we see B.o.B changing up his flow and delivering braggadocious lyrics that certainly see him at his most confident. Overall, it’s a great track and it’s definitely worth a listen.

Quotable Lyrics:

Porsche 911, emergency whip (Yeah)
Her head so fire, emergency bitch, uh (Look at that demon)
Bust on her hair like a perm and I bust where her perm is and shit
Keisha, them edges is newborns, I bust and then board on a bitch

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Big Sean: Harder Than My Demons

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Busta Rhymes, Vybz Kartel – The Don & The Boss (Official Video)

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Buju Banton – Blessed More Blessed Remix feat. Fabolous & Jadakiss (Visualizer)

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Conway The Machine – Juvenile Hell (Ft. Havoc, Flee Lord & Lloyd Banks) (Audio)

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Avery Wilson – “ LOST ONE “ cover

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Eminem Praises LL Cool J On “Mama Said Knock You Out” Anniversary

On the thirtieth anniversary of LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” Eminem takes a moment to pay homage.

It’s no secret that Eminemholds LL Cool J in high regard, frequently singing the legendary emcee’s praises. Now, in honor of LL’s latest milestone — the 30th anniversary of his fourth album Mama Said Knock You Out — Eminem hit up Rock The Bells Radio to speak on the album’s significance.

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“‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ was, to me, such an unorthodox hit,” praises Em. “It’s another way to say that LL has been such an innovator, because for a song like that to be a hit, he was so raw on that song, that something like that could become a hit just changed the whole game.  You didn’t have to have a singy-pop hook to get on the radio And radio played the fuck out this song. To me, it was not even an attempt to make a hit. It was more like him getting shit off his chest. But the song was so good that you couldn’t front on it, and it just became something that was so organic. It gives you chills man.”

From there Em introduces Slim Shady to the conversation, his high-pitched cadence sparking waves of nostalgia. “We celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Mama Said Knock You Out,” says Em, once Shady hands him back the reigns. “One of the reasons this album is so significant is because it was LL Cool J‘s fouth album, and to me it was his fourth classic in a row.” He proceeds to name his favorite track from the project, “Eat ‘Em Up, L Chill,” inviting his maniacal alter ego to fire off a few of the track’s noteworthy bars. “Shout to Marley Marl by the way,” he continues. “The beat on this fuckin’ song is crazy, and the way LL’s rhyme schemes complement this beat and vice versa is incredible.”

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Robert Glasper – Better Than I Imagined ft. H.E.R., Meshell Ndegeocello

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PJ Morton – Gospel According To PJ

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PJ Morton – READY – Acoustic Version

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PJ Morton , Alex Isley – How Deep Is Your Love

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SZA . Ty Dolla $ign , The Neptunes

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Big Sean – Story By Erykah Badu

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Protoje: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Kirk Franklin , Wyclef Jean – Love Theory (Remix)

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.52

Luh Kel And Queen Naija “Want You”

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Luh Kel/Cinematic Music Group

Luh Kel enlists Queen Naija for the first single from his debut album.

Luh Kel has had a quiet year. 2019’s Mixed Emotions, which featured Lil Tjay and PnB Rock, introduced the world to the singer and established him as one of the exciting new up and coming talents in R&B. It led to a tour with Chicago’s Polo G that kicked off with a hometown show in the singer’s native St. Louis.

Starting the year with a feature on Quando Rondo‘s QPac, Luh Kel has laid low since the release of one-off single Y.O.U. back in February. It looks like that time has been put to use productively as he returns with the first single from his upcoming full-length debut album with Cinematic Music Group, L.O.V.E.

Luh Kel grabs Queen Naija to bring some feminine energy to the lowkey track, which features minimal pop production from Fort Worth, Texas based producer Morgan Matthews. The breezy song could easily be a reference track for Justin Bieber, which seems to hint at the crossover pop sensibilities Luh Kel might have in store with his new album.

At only 18 years of age and already evolving, it looks like the young singer and songwriter’s upcoming album may be the one to launch him into the mainstream.

L.O.V.E. is slated for release later this year. Check out “Want You” and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics
I love it when you show me you’re vulnerable
Tell me all your secrets, boy, I wanna know
You keep getting back with me, you’ll never go
Break up to make up, it’s a part of growth

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.51

38 Spesh & Benny The Butcher Load Up On “Stash Box”

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38 Spesh and Benny The Butcher look to the past on emotional and reflective new single “Stash Box.”

The onslaught of new music continues with the latest from 38 Spesh, who has officially come through with the new single off his upcoming album Interstate 38. On the self-produced “Stash Box,” Spesh calls upon Benny The Butcher for a brutally honest reflection, set to a vintage, pitched-up sample-based banger. Setting things off with a solid sixteen, Spesh takes things back to the days when he was hustling to make ends meet. “I think back to when I was selling dust and crack, coming back, giving you stacks, you never fussed,” he reflects, speaking on the dynamic of his doomed relationship.

Despite the early success he saw on the streets, the pain was never far away. “It broke my heart when they killed Moran, I can’t believe the D.A. mentioned my name when his girl was on the stand,” he raps. “Understand that’s my lil man, they found the n**gas that did it, I pray they all get killed in the can.” Matching his stride is The Butcher, who tends to bloody everything he touches as his moniker suggests. “I know bout trap nights n**ga, and what half-price get ya, so much dope I could throw a baby in the trash like Brenda,” raps Benny. “Straight hold the mac like he bout to blow a bagpipe, n**ga.”

Check out “Stash Box” now, and keep an eye out for 38 Spesh’s upcoming Interstate 38 album to land later this fall.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

I know bout trap nights n**ga, and what half-price get ya,
So much dope I could throw a baby in the trash like Brenda
Straight hold the mac like he bout to blow a bagpipe, n**ga

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.50

Grip Links With J.I.D & Kenny Mason For “Grip 3:16”

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Grip, Kenny Mason, and J.I.D link up for “Grip 3:16,” a flow clinic that the game needs to check out immediately.

Atlanta rapper Grip has been catching attention with his breakneck flow, natural swagger, firey intensity, and underground lyrical sensibilities. And while he has yet to fully capture mainstream attention, it seems he’s well on his way to taking his next step. Today, Grip dropped off his brand new EP PROBOSCIDEAand while he’s largely left to his own devices one particular highlight finds him connecting with J.I.D and Kenny Mason on “GRIP 3:16.”

Over an old-timey sample with plenty of swing, Grip sets things off with a tightly woven flow, reminiscent in structure to the work of Kendrick Lamar. “I control the temperature, see rap is mi casa so don’t fuck with the thermostat,” he warns. “Go and harness that, then you probably could prosper, I told n**gas I’m Bernie Mac.” Tagging effortlessly in is Kenny Mason, who matches Grip’s dexterity with a ridiculous (and arguably scene-stealing) verse. Never one to be outdone is Dreamville’s J.I.D, who continues to body guest appearances like it’s nothing. Together, the three emcees make for an incredibly capable squad, piecing together an impeccable three minutes of lyrical fire that the game needs to check out immediately.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

My sister’ll shoot a clip through the hip
Turn a n**ga to uterus, you a bitch
Now either your colony following all the tips or they swallowing hollow tips

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.49

Dame D.O.L.L.A. Taps Snoop Dogg & Derrick Milano For “Kobe”

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Dame D.O.L.L.A, Snoop Dogg, and Derrick Milano connect to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant’s on-court dominance with “Kobe.”

Though many rappers have delivered tributes to the late Kobe Bryant, Dame D.O.L.L.A is uniquely suited to deliver the perspective of a fellow basketball player. Today, he comes through with his own homage to the Mamba, taking to the booth to express his gratitude to the legendary sports figure. And though the subject matter is indeed emotional, Dame opts for a more celebratory approach as he focuses on Kobe’s on-court dominance. “Ever since a young boy, I’ve been gettin’ buckets,” he raps, flexing the prowess that landed him the NBA 2K21 cover. “Pull it back, Kobe.”

“Rest in peace to the Mamba and baby Gigi, still remember where I was standing after the three-peat,” raps Dame, in his opening bars. “Throwers lined up yelling Kobe but playing peewee, who you know that shoot the freebie right after they tear Achilles.” Rounding things out is Kobe’s fellow Los Angeles icon Snoop Dogg, whose presence never fails to make a track more enjoyable. “Five-time champion, the eighth wonder raining on em,” raps Snoop. “Take cover, switched up then changed numbers.”

Be sure to check out “Kobe” now, available on streaming services for the first time.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Rest in peace to the Mamba and baby Gigi,
Still remember where I was standing after the three-peat
Throwers lined up yelling Kobe but playing peewee
Who you know that shoot the freebie right after they tear Achilles

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.48

T.I. Declares An “Instant Classic” With Young Thug On “Ring”

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The longtime collaborators return with another single that they can add to their growing list.

We’re never surprised to hear rappers brag about their projects, so when T.I. recently took to his Instagram account to declare that the music he was working on with Young Thug was an “Instagram Classic,” fans didn’t give it a second thought. The Grand Hustle mogul posted a photo of himself and Thugger in the studio with a caption that reads, “Oh Nvm us…just a couple Kings plottin global domination. Boyyyyy when I tell you me & slime got some sh*t comin…. ya besst believe it JACK.”

On Friday (September 11), the world finally received the anticipated collaboration in the form of a track titled “Ring.” This isn’t the first time that these two have worked together, as they’ve previously brought us tracks like “War” and “The Weekend,” and on “Ring,” it’s clear that they have a working relationship that creates magic on wax. Stream “Ring” by T.I. featuring Young Thug and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Motherf*ckin playa I do it like an Atlanta n*gga
You do that for IG and the f*ckin camera
You won’t be happy ’til someone teach you some f*ckin manners

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.47

Ludacris Finds The Perfect Woman On “Found You” Ft. Chance The Rapper

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Luda returns with a track where he praises his woman for being everything he’s ever wanted.

If this track sounds familiar, it’s because Ludacris first shared a snippet of the song during his Verzuz with Nelly earlier this year. The Southern Hospitality rapper gave a preview to “Silence of the Lambs” featuring Lil Wayne, a track that he went on to officially release. Luda also gave a sneak peek at “Found You” featuring Chance The Rapper, and it looks as if he’s dropping this one off, as well.

It’s unclear when Ludacris and Chance The Rapper united to create “Found You,” but it may be a single that’s been sitting in the vault. Both artists are known for their public displays and declarations of their undying love for their wives, so it is fitting that they come together for this love track. Luda spits verses about finding his perfect woman and doing anything he can to keep her by his side, so stream “Found You” and let us know what you think of this collaboration.

Quotable Lyrics

God’s creation
No filter, no imitation
And observations can sense that you’re amazing
So fine, wishing that you were mine
But know that I’m quite patient

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New & Hottest Songs – September 2020 – Pt.46

Trippie Redd Samples A Hip Hop Classic On “I Got You” Ft. Busta Rhymes

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This leaked track has finally found an official release along with a music video.

Fans have been expecting Trippie Redd to drop “I Got You” for some time, especially after the track leaked online with his entire Pegasus album. The Busta Rhymes-assisted song was thought to arrive months ago, especially after Trippie Redd teased its release, but time rolled on and no further updates were given. On Friday (September 11), Trippie fulfilled his word and delivered “I Got You” along with a high school-themed music video that features the rapper seeking the attention of his love interest.

“I Got You” samples a familiar hip hop classic in the chorus as it borrows from Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey‘s 2003 hit, “I Know What You Want.” Fans couldn’t help but notice that the leading lady looks a lot like Trippie’s ex-girlfriend, Coi Leray, but you can judge that for yourself. Check out “I Got You” by Trippie Redd featuring Busta Rhymes and let us know your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

Baby make a movie wit’ me, Blu-Ray
Couldn’t save me from myself, but it’s too late
Sorry for inconveniences and mood swings