The Weeknd Drops Lil Uzi Vert “Heartless” Remix Without Effects

The Weeknd XO, Inc/Republic Records

The Weeknd XO, Inc/Republic Records

The Weeknd releases the official remix of “Heartless” with Lil Uzi Vert and, this time, there are no Vapor Wave effects.

The first official deluxe release of The Weeknd‘s critically-acclaimed new album After Hours featured a handful of electronic-themed remixes, including one with a feature from Lil Uzi Vert. The two vocalists had their tones pitched significantly, resulting in a very new sound for both of them. The Vapor Wave effects were definitely unique, but some critics ruled them annoying. Granting everybody their wishes, The Weeknd has officially released the re-remix of “Heartless” without effects, and still featuring Lil Uzi Vert.

With the new release, fans are also noticing differences in the cover art. The original After Hours art is a different color palette than the deluxe, and this drop is also an alternative, showing the singer in a black suit. While this is a minuscule detail, it could mean that more chapters are on the way. Especially since some fans are convinced that a blue mode is on the horizon.

The new remix ends less abruptly than the highly-stylized version, which is a nice change. After Uzi completes his verse, the song no longer ends. The Weeknd comes back on for another chorus before a natural fade-out occurs.

Which version of the “Heartless” remix do you prefer? The Vapor Wave one or this one?

Quotable Lyrics:

I heard she got that water, I’m tryna be waist-deep
I make her beg for it, make that girl wan’ say please
Yes, I’m heartless, I get chilly in this Chrome fleece
I put emeralds in my Rollie, they don’t even make these

Pop Smoke New Song “How We Move” Features Dave East

Johnny Nunez/Getty Images

Johnny Nunez/Getty Images

Pop Smoke’s first posthumous release “How We Move” is officially on streaming services, featuring a verse from Dave East.

Pop Smoke passed away earlier this year in one of the most tragic and unfortunate instances to strike the hip-hop community in a while. The rising Brooklyn rapper was on his way to becoming one of the biggest stars of the year, dropping his album Meet The Woo 2 to much praise from the public. Offering grit and harsh seasoning in his rhymes, Pop Smoke was truly different. The 20-year-old brought tons of charisma to the table and his rough vocals helped the audience put his flows into perspective.

With 50 Cent currently working to release the first posthumous Pop Smoke album in the coming months, a new song from the late rapper has popped up on streaming services.

As reported by XXL, the track appears to be a solo cut from Pop, but midway through, Dave East jumps in for a guest verse. He is not credited as an official feature.

“How We Move” sees Pop Smoke wishing for his friends’ freedom, working as one of his trademark street anthems and serving as a bittersweet mark for all fans of the late artist.

Listen to “How We Move” below and stay tuned for more news about Pop Smoke’s posthumous album in the coming weeks.

Quotable Lyrics:

Got a motherfuckin’ dot, no circle
Act up and draco murk you
Beat it black and purple
Beat it black and purple
Woo, if you tough send the location, n***as know we pullin’ up

Frank Ocean’s “Dear April” Now Streaming

Blonded

Blonded

Frank Ocean released two songs on streaming services today, including “Dear April.”

We shared news of these two new Frank Ocean songs over the weekend, when they initially debuted on vinyl. However, the elusive and always-anticipated singer returned to put the pairing of records on streaming services, so you can now add them into your proper rotation. We shared “Cayendo” earlier, and now we wanted to highlight the sister record, “Dear April.”

In similar fashion, “Dear April” is slow-moving and acoustic-driven. Produced by Frank Ocean himself and Daniel Aged, over the course of the almost-4-minute song, Ocean croons about a lover he used to know and how things have changed. It’s an emotional record, with the creaking of the guitar adding to this feeling, while Ocean’s vocals become more distorted as the song progresses.

The song was included on Ocean’s 7″ vinyl, which was initially available for pre-order purchase last year– and finally, just last week as we saw, those vinyls began making their way to the fans. Thus, it appears it’s time for the rest of us to have a taste with the streaming service upload of both records.

Are we all ready for a new album proper from Ocean now?

Quotable Lyrics

You can take two strangers
Lead them left and right
At a certain place and time
Like you took these strangers
And our two strange lives
And made us new

 

Berner, B-Real, & Rick Ross Link Up For “Candy”

2020 Bern One

2020 Bern One

Two of hip-hop’s biggest stoners, Berner and B-Real, have tapped Rick Ross for a smoking session on “Candy.”

While some of the more squarish anti-marijuana advocates might cite diminished productivity as a negative side-effect, Berner and B-Real should stand as living proof contradicting such accusations. The pair of loveable stoners have been nothing short of prolific throughout their respective careers, with the former having built an empire off the legal cannabis business. B-Real, whose Cypress Hill catalog speaks for itself, has kept his lungs busy on his Smokebox series. Now, Berner and B have linked up for a smooth new track called “Candy,” inviting Rick Ross to the smoking session.

Set to appear on Berner and B-Real’s collaborative Los Meros album, which drops on 4/20 obviously, “Candy” opens with the relaxing plucks of a guitar. “It’s hard to stay sober, I’m blazed,” declares Berner, in his opening verse. “Been paid, fuck minimum wage.” B-Real slides through next, his flow still sharp as he paints a vivid, if not a little weed-hazed, picture. “So exquisite, Xzibit the blunt and hit it,” he raps. “Got the studio lit it’s nothin’ how we did it.” Though he might not be as heavy a smoker as his collaborators, Rick Ross acquaints himself well alongside them, adding a touch of boss-like gravitas with his closing remarks.

In the month where every day is technically 4/20, what better way to celebrate than a smoker’s anthem from Berner and B-Real? Look for Los Meros to drop in a few weeks.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Step out the jacuzzi in Versace robe
Waiting for two hundred pounds that I got on the road
I would put it on a plane, if not I would have drove
Only n***a in the south smoking on West Coast

H.E.R. Hops On Lonr.’s New Track “Make The Most”

Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment

Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment

Up-and-comer Lonr. links up with H.E.R. to deliver the confessional love song, “Make The Most.”

Lonr. tapped one today’s biggest R&B stars, H.E.R., for his first collab on “Make The Most.” The breakout star first started gaining traction after the hook from his first single, “A.M.,” went viral on TikTok. “Hop out the bed/Rock out again,” made appearances in tons of videos on the app, so he decided to follow up his viral fame with his next single, “Safe Zone.” Now, the talented artist is adding to his growing catalogue with his first collaborative effort. Lonr. and H.E.R. get ready to put it all on the line for love on “Make The Most,” a love song for the ages that is as beautiful sonically as it is lyrically.

Once again, Lonr. proves his ability to develop a catchy hook, crooning on the chorus, “I wanna grow old with you, make the most with you/That’s the goal.”Lonr. was teasing the track on Instagram earlier this week, getting his growing fanbase pumped to hear his collab with H.E.R. “One thing I always want to express is, I never want to be put into a box as an artist,” he wrote on one of the posts. “And I plan on keeping you on your toes.”

He definitely came through in that respect. Lonr. establishes himself as an artist to look out for, and we can’t wait to hear what he cooks up next.

Quotable Lyrics

I don’t wanna leave your mind to wander
I’ll surround you, make you feel sure
Got desire to make this right
‘Cause every single night I wanna feel your soul

 

He’s an amazing soul artist influential US soul singer, a talented singer and performer  who wrote the following songs :  Lean on Me, Ain’t No Sunshine and Lovely Day .

Today (3.4.20) , We reminiscence his legacy on Sou\R&B Music , This post is dedicated to Withers Family and his Fans like me .

May God Bless his soul and all of us .

R.I.P

Here’s The Story Of Bill Withers .

He wrote and recorded several other major hits including Use Me and Just the Two of Us, before retiring in the mid-1980’s and staying out of the public eye .

Full Name : William Harrison Withers Jr. (born July 4, 1938)

He recorded several major hits, including “Lean on Me“, “Ain’t No Sunshine“, “Use Me“, “Just the Two of Us“, “Lovely Day“, and “Grandma’s Hands“. Withers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four more. His life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Withers is the youngest of six children, was born in the small coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia.He was born with a stutter and has said he had a hard time fitting in. Raised in nearby Beckley, He was 13 years old when his father died. Withers enlisted with the United States Navy at the age of 18 and served for nine years, during which time he overcame his stutter and became interested in singing and writing songs.

He left the Navy in 1965. Using the $250 he received from selling his furniture to IBM co-worker Ron Sierra, he relocated to Los Angeles in 1967 to start a musical career. Withers worked as an assembler for several different companies, including Douglas Aircraft Corporation, while recording demo tapes with his own money, shopping them around and performing in clubs at night. When he debuted with the song “Ain’t No Sunshine”, he refused to resign from his job because he believed the music business was a fickle industry.

He died of heart complications during COVID-19 period ,  The family statement reads:

We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other. As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and friends, his music forever belongs to the world. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones.

More Information :

Bill Withers Dies At The Age Of 81

Studio albums

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US
[26]
US
R&B

[26]
CAN
[27]
UK
[28]
1971 Just as I Am 35 9 37 Sussex
1972 Still Bill 4 1 71
1974 +’Justments 67 7
1975 Making Music 81 7 Columbia
1976 Naked & Warm 169 41
1977 Menagerie 39 16 55 27
1978 ‘Bout Love 134 50
1985 Watching You Watching Me 143 42 60
“—” denotes the album failed to chart or was not certified

Live albums

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US
[26]
US
R&B

[26]
1973 Live at Carnegie Hall 63 6 Sussex
“—” denotes the album failed to chart

Compilation albums

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Record label
US
[26]
US
R&B

[26]
UK
[28]
1975 The Best of Bill Withers 182 33 Sussex
1980 The Best of Bill Withers Columbia
1981 Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits 183 58 90
1994 Lean on Me: The Best of Bill Withers 131 Legacy
2000 The Best of Bill Withers: Lean on Me
2000 The Ultimate Bill Withers Collection (2CD) Sony Music
2005 Lovely Day: The Very Best of Bill Withers 35
2008 Ain’t No Sunshine: The Best of Bill Withers Music Club Deluxe
2009 Playlist: The Very Best of Bill Withers Sussex/Columbia/Legacy
2013 The Essential Bill Withers Columbia/Legacy
“—” denotes the album failed to chart or was not certified

Singles

Year Single (A-side, B-side)
Both sides from same album except where indicated
Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[30]
US
R&B

[30]
US
A/C

[30]
AUS
[31]
CAN
[27]
UK
[28]
1967 “Three Night and A Morning”
b/w “What I’ll Do”
Non-album tracks
1971 “Harlem”
b/w “Moanin’ and Groanin'”
Just As I Am
Ain’t No Sunshine” [A]
b/w “Harlem”
3 6 2 17 9 40
Grandma’s Hands
b/w “Sweet Wanomi”
42 18 16 37
1972 Lean On Me
b/w “Better Off Dead” (from Just As I Am)
1 1 4 12 20 18 Still Bill
Use Me
b/w “Let Me In Your Life”
2 2 14 33
“Let Us Love”
b/w “The Gift Of Giving”
47 17 33 75 Non-album tracks
1973 “Kissing My Love”
b/w “I Don’t Know”
31 12 65 Still Bill
“Friend Of Mine”
b/w “Lonely Town, Lonely Street”
80 25 Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall
1974 “The Same Love That Made Me Laugh”
b/w “Make A Smile For Me”
50 10 39 +’Justments
“You”
b/w “Stories”
15
“Heartbreak Road”
b/w “Ruby Lee”
89 13
1975 “It’s All Over Now” (with Bobby Womack)
B-side by Bobby Womack: “Doing It My Way”
68 Non-album track
“Harlem”
b/w “Who Is He (and What Is He To You)” (from Still Bill)
Just As I Am
“Make Love To Your Mind”
b/w “I Love You Dawn”
76 10 Making Music
1976 “I Wish You Well”
b/w “She’s Lonely”
54
“Hello Like Before”
b/w “Family Table”
“If I Didn’t Mean You Well”
b/w “My Imagination”
74 Naked & Warm
1977 “Close To Me”
b/w “I’ll Be With You”
88
Lovely Day
b/w “It Ain’t Because Of Me Baby”
30 6 25 23 7 Menagerie
1978 “Lovely Night For Dancing”
b/w “I Want To Spend The Night”
75
1979 “Don’t It Make It Better”
b/w “Love Is”
30 Bout Love
“You Got The Stuff” — Part 1
b/w Part 2
85
1981 Just the Two of Us” (with Grover Washington Jr.)
B-side by Grover Washington Jr.: “Make Me A Memory”
2 3 2 31 10 34 Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits
“I Want To Spend The Night”
b/w “Memories Are That Way” (from ‘Bout Love)
Menagerie
“U.S.A.”
b/w “Paint Your Pretty Picture” (from Making Music)
83 Non-album track
1984 “In The Name Of Love” (with Ralph MacDonald)
B-side by Ralph MacDonald: “Play Pen”
58 13 6 95 Non-album track
1985 “Oh Yeah!”
b/w “Just Like The First Time” (Non-album track)
106 22 40 60 Watching You Watching Me
“Something That Turns You On”
b/w “You Try To Find A Love”
46
We Could Be Sweet Lovers
b/w “You Just Can’t Smile It Away”
1987 “Lovely Day” (re-release)
b/w “Oh Yeah” (from Watching You Watching Me)
92 Menagerie
1988 “Lovely Day” (Sunshine mix)
b/w “Lovely Day” (Original version from Menagerie)
4 Lovely Days (UK release only)
“Ain’t No Sunshine” (The Total Eclipse mix)
b/w “Ain’t No Sunshine” (Original version from Just As I Am)
82
1990 “Harlem” (Street mix)
b/w “Harlem” (Original version from Just As I Am)
98
“—” denotes the release did not chart

Other appearances

Year Song Album
1982 “Apple Pie” Dreams in Stone[32][33]
2011 Use Me” (live November 4, 1972) The Best of Soul Train Live[34][35]
  •  The original version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” did not chart on the UK Singles Chart until 2009, 38 years after its release.

Awards

Year Award Result Category Song
1971 Grammy Award Win Best Rhythm & Blues Song “Ain’t No Sunshine”
1972 Nominated Grammy Award for Best New Artist
1981 Win Best Rhythm & Blues Song “Just the Two of Us” (Shared with songwriters Ralph MacDonald and William Salter)
1982 Nominated Grammy Award for Song of the Year “Just the Two of Us”
1982 Nominated Grammy Award for Record of the Year “Just the Two of Us”
1984 Nominated Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance “In the Name of Love (feat. Ralph MacDonald)”
1987 Win Best Rhythm & Blues Song “Lean on Me” (as covered by Club Nouveau)
1972 NAACP Image Awards Win Male Singer of the Year

Honors

 

References :  Bill Withers

The Lox Are All About “Loyalty & Love” On Their Latest Single

YouTube

YouTube

The Lox surprises fans with their streetwise single “Loyalty & Love,” a track where they share their code of conduct.

One of hip hop’s favorite trios has blessed the world with a new song. On Friday (April 3), The Lox returned with a single that is all about their dedication to themselves, each other, the streets that raised them, and the code that they live by. Styles PJadakiss, and Sheek Louch each trade verses and partner up on the catchy chorus of “Loyalty & Love,” a streetwise, straightforward song that packs a New York punch. “Loyalty & Love” comes almost a month after Jadakiss released his acclaimed album, Ignatius

When The Lox aren’t’ in the studio cooking some heat for their fans, they’re working on heir successful careers. Outside of music, you can catch Styles P and his wife on Marriage Boot Camp, hashing out their personal lives in front of adoring reality television fans. In the meantime, stream “Loyalty & Love” by The Lox and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

You know what the f*ck it is, I ain’t got a f*ck to give (I ain’t got a f*ck to give)
I ain’t got a buck to give, the n*ggas on that sucker sh*t
Got me on my ’93, Wu, bring the rucker sh*t
Only break bread with the homies that I suffered with (My homies)
That sucker sh*t don’t reside here, you should slide or die from a wild n*ggas idea (Die)

Famous Dex Recruits Rich The Kid & Tyga For “What I Like”

Famous Dex

Famous Dex

Famous Dex, Rich The Kid, and Tyga prove that they can deliver a club banger even in the middle of a quarantine.

Despite the circumstances we’re currently living in, Famous dex was determined to deliver a bop. The rapper called on Rich The Kid and Tyga to craft “What I Like,” a song that stays in line with a rapper’s favorite topics including women, sex, money, luxury items, and jet-setting. The music video is all set to drop soon, and by the looks of the preview, most of the aforementioned points will make appearances.

The track is rumored to appear on Dexter’s forthcoming project—an album that the rapper has yet to share a title or release date for, just yet. Famous Dex fans haven’t received a full-length studio project since his 2018 debut release Dex Meets Dexter, although the rapper did deliver his EP Dexter 2031 earlier this year. Give “What I Like” by Famous Dex featuring Rich The Kid and Tyga a listen and let us know if they made a hit.

Quotable Lyrics

Louis got a lot of f*cking bands in it (What?)
Dexter f*cked them hoes and took ’em to Japan, didn’t he? (Didn’t he?)
I done pulled it out the lot and got the Lamb’ dented (Skrrr)
I get in that p*ssy, I’ma stand in it (What?)
I get money, that’s just what I like (What I like)
She so freaky, she gon’ ride it like a bike (Like a bike)
Popped that Xan in Japan, damn, twice (In Japan)
I get money (Ha), that’s just what I like

Frank Ocean Shares “Cayendo (Side A – Acoustic)” On Streaming Services

2020 Blonded

2020 Blonded

Frank Ocean shares “Cayendo (Side A – Acoustic)” from his recently released 7″ vinyl that finally made its way to fans months after pre-orders.

The world was first given a sneak peek at Frank Ocean‘s song “Cayendo” last year during his coveted club appearance in New York City. The song was a much different tempo as the track he delivered on Friday (April 3), but music lovers aren’t being picky. Frank Ocean surprised fans with two releases, “Cayendo (Side A – Acoustic)” and “Dear April,” giving them a bit of sunshine through this strange time under quarantine.

The tracks were available on SoundCloud for a short time before officially making their way to streaming services. The songs were featured on Ocean’s 7″ vinyl that was made available for pre-order last year. The records only recently made their way into the hands of fans who were eager to leak Ocean’s latest tunes.

On “Cayendo,” Frank Ocean slows things down and delivers a song bilingual track of Spanish and English lyrics about love and loss. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

You stood me up, you lay me down
You know too much, I can’t be proud
I still really, really love you, yes I do
When I still really, really love you, like I do
If you won’t, then I will
If you can’t, then I will
Is it love to keep it from you?

 

Drake Drops Off “Toosie Slide” In Hopes Of Creating Dance Craze

Instagram / Drake

Instagram / Drake

Drake didn’t even share “Toosie Slide” before it became a hit on social media, so he decided it was a good time to drop off the full song.

On the heels of receiving a co-sign from Oprah Winfrey, Drake delivers his latest single “Toosie Slide.” The OWN mogul recently reacted to Lil Yachty‘s track “Oprah’s Bank Account” featuring Drake and DaBaby“I love it. I love it. I loveeeeee it! Yes, I love it,” she told the Associated Press. “I haven’t seen the video but it’s nice to be in a Drake song no matter what — especially for your bank account, OK!”

Drake returns with “Toosie Slide,” a song that has already set social media on fire. We may not see Oprah taking to TikTok to give her best dance moves to Drake’s bars, but thousands of the social platform’s users have made the snippet a viral hit prior to the song’s release. “Drake hit me up and was like, ‘Yo, I need your help,’” Toosie, a dancer from the original video told Rolling Stone. “So he sends the record. It was just an idea at the time. It was just the hook and a verse. I came up with this dance. [Drake said,] ‘What you think? You think you can come up with a dance for this song that I made?’ So I sit down, listen to it. Luckily, I’m at Ayo and Teo’s house with Hii Key and all of us. We all chilling. We came up with it pretty fast. We just all pieced it together. We all contributed.”

Check out Drake’s “Toosie Slide” and let us know what you think of the OVO mogul’s bars.

Quotable Lyrics

Nike crossbody, got a piece in it
Got a dance, but it’s really on some street sh*t
I’ma show you how to get it
It go right foot up, left foot, slide
Left foot up, right foot, slide
Basically, I’m sayin’, either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy

[via]

Tory Lanez Spills His Heart Out On “Who Needs Love”

Interscope Records

Interscope Records

Tory Lanez is releasing his new album “The New Toronto 3” next week but before that, he’s bouncing a fresh single called “Who Needs Love.”

One of the hardest-working men in the music industry, Tory Lanez is about to drop yet another full-length body of work next week and we couldn’t be any more excited for it. Announcing that The New Toronto 3 will be out on April 10, the Canadian rapper is ready to take this year by storm after unleashing heavy artillery on a consistent basis for the last several years. Considering this is also set to be his final release with Interscope Records, we might be on tap to receive something special from Tory Lanez.

We’ve already heard a couple of vibes from the upcoming album, but the Toronto native is dropping another one for us in the form of “Who Needs Love.”

Out now in select international markets, the track is one of Tory’s most personal offerings in recent memory, discussing a break-up scene with his girl. The beat was produced by Ambience, Play Picasso, and Cherry Beats.

Listen to the brand new offering from Tory Lanez below and let us know if you’re ready for The New Toronto 3. While you’re here, you can also check out his new music video with G-Eazy and Tyga for “Still Be Friends.”

Quotable Lyrics:

I mean, who needs love with these hammers in my fists?
If she don’t fuck me over, give a damn about a bitch
Debit, credit cards on me, slammin’ in this bitch
Don’t wanna take her back, she did the damage in this bitch

Young Thug, Gunna, & Turbo Drop “Quarantine Clean”

PLAYMAKERS

PLAYMAKERS

Young Thug, Gunna, and Turbo dropped their collaborative coronavirus anthem, “Quarantine Clean.”

Young ThugGunna, and Turbo joined forces to give the world something to bop to while we’re all stuck inside, appropriately titled, “Quarantine Clean.” As the world adjusts to self-isolating at home while the coronavirus pandemic persists, plenty of artists have been dropping quarantine-themed bangers. Not only is dropping a new single during a global crisis that everyone is experiencing simultaneously lowkey a good marketing opportunity, it’s also a chance to unite at least some of the panicked people through the power of music. While Young Thug, Gunna, and Turbo’s new track may not change the world, “Quarantine Clean” is definitely the self-isolation motivator we need right now.

All three artists teased the quarantine anthem prior to its release, the covert art showing the trio decked out in hazmat suits and masks and equipped with a variety of disinfectant sprays. The rappers stress the importance of cleanliness and hygiene during these hypersensitive times on the track, telling their listeners that they’re “quarantine clean, so relax.” Check out “Quarantine Clean” and let us know if you’re into this wave of coronavirus-themed singles.

J. Cole continues to impress as “Middle Child” officially goes five times platinum with no features.

Though J. Cole is widely recognized as a viable superstar, it’s easy to forget that the man quite simply moves units as a genuine commercial juggernaut. We’ve already seen him pioneer the whole platinum without features movement, a process he has continued to follow long into his career. Last year, he blessed the game with “Middle Child,” a triumphant victory lap that went on to find a home on the acclaimed Revenge Of The Dreamers 3. 

J. Cole Middle Child

 Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images

Since its initial release, the track retained a steady pulse, continuing to prove its replay value to this day. Now, Cole’s most recent solo single has been officially certified five times platinum by the RIAA, a milestone celebrated by Dreamville’s official Instagram page. Never one to brag or boast, Cole himself opted to let the music speak for itself as he vowed to do on 21 Savage’s “A Lot.” Clearly, there’s a method to his movement, one built on a foundation of humility and artistic integrity.

It doesn’t hurt to have an incredible beat from T-Minus in the cut, one that went on to influence Young Thug‘s own “Hot” off So Much Fun, an album Cole actually executive produced. Expect big things to come from Cole in 2020, once all this dust settles. He’s already promised us The Fall Offand Cole has never been known to bend the truth.

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Jessie Reyez Calls On J.I.D & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie For “Far Away II”

YouTube

YouTube

Jessie Reyez dropped the deluxe version of her album “Before Love Came to Kill Us” which included “Far Away II” ft. J.I.D & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

Wasting no time in delivering an updated version of her latest album, Jessie Reyez has dropped off the deluxe edition of her recently released Before Love Came To Kill UsThe Canadian singer-songwriter returned within days of her latest release, a la Lil Uzi Vert and The Weeknd, with a few additional songs to spice things up. Jessie first shared her “Far Away” single last year, along with its controversial music video that showed lovers who were separated by I.C.E.

Now, she’s back with a remix to the track, “Far Away II,” with vocals from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Dreamville’s J.I.D. The three artists make for an interesting mix on the smooth R&B-pop jam as each brings a style all their own. Give “Far Away II” a few spins and let us know what you think of c collaborating together.

Quotable Lyrics

Hand on the Bible (Lord have mercy)
I think you’re the love of my life (Yeah)
Maybe ’cause you hop on a flight to find me
I feel like I need you tonight beside me (Yeah)
You’re still a world away
And you’re still waitin’ for your papers
Been feelin’ like the government wants us to break up
IPhone XXX, FaceTime saves us (Yeah)

 

Asian Doll Bosses Up On “Come Find Me”

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Asian Doll is back in action with her latest record.

Asian Doll kicked off the year on a rough note after expressing that she wanted to go independent. Previously signed to Gucci Mane‘s 1017 Eskimo, she got out of her contract and has been working on her own terms since. She previously released the single, “Pillow Talking” and now, she follows it up with another banger titled, “Come Find Me.” Filled with fierce attitude, Asian Doll effortlessly slides over the cold drill influenced production on the track.

The song was also released with an accompanying music video that was presumably shot before social distancing came into play. Posted in front of the corner store and gas station, Asian Doll flexes in foreign whips with bad b*tches and stacks of cash.

Peep the new single below.

Quotable Lyrics
Yo’ new bitch, she average, aye
I’m playin’ these n***as like Mavericks
Suckin’ on hoes, they callin’ me magic
Ghetto bitch, her attitude savage

Valee’s “Jaywalking” In Style On His Latest Release

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Valee is back with new heat with his latest record, “Jaywalking.”

Valee hasn’t produced a single that’s had the same type of commercial viability as “WOMP WOMP” or “Miami” but that’s not to say that he hasn’t been putting in work. The rapper’s continued to flood the game with new music such as “Uninvited” with Calboy, and the numerous loosies that he’s released on YouTube. Today, he returned with a brand new cut with one of his most trusted collaborators, ChaseTheMoney. The two have reunited for their new collab, “Jaywalking.” Though it’s one of the pettier infractions you’d expect anyone to face repercussions over, Valee keeps it criminally fresh.

The song runs for less than a minute long but he did accompany the song with an animated visual from Lonewolf. Check both the song and video below.

Quotable Lyrics
Turn my price on
So I could see who’s crossin’ me
N***a, y’all the ones jaywalking
Jordan 12s on my feet in size 9
N***a, that’s how I’m jaywalking

Ellis Marsalis Jr. is a legend and music icon in the genre of jazz and beyond, and it’s being reported that he passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

Musicians from all backgrounds, worldwide, recognize the last name “Marsalis.” Ellis Marsalis Jr. was an accomplished jazz pianist and musician who had four sons who followed in his footsteps—Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason—albeit, they chose varying instruments of their own liking. The Marsalises have toured the world, won awards, and have added their touches to the history of music, and now they mourn the death of their patriarch.

Variety reports that 85-year-old New Orleans legend Ellis Marsalis Jr. passed away from complications connected to his COVID-19 diagnosis. His son Brandford Marsalis issued a statement about his father’s passing. “My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he had into making us the best of what we could be,” Brandford said. “And to quote my friend and Harvard Law professor David Wilkins, who just sent me the following text, ‘We can all marvel at the sheer audacity of a man who believed he could teach his black boys to be excellent in a world that denied that very possibility, and then watch them go on to redefine what excellence means for all time.'”

The mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, tweeted a tribute to the late music icon. “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz. The love and the prayers of all of our people go out to his family, and to all of those whose lives he touched,” she wrote. “Ellis Marsalis was an icon — and words aren’t sufficient to describe the art, the joy & the wonder he showed the world. May we wrap his family in our love & our gratitude, & may we honor his memory by coming together in spirit— even as the outbreak keeps us apart, for a time.” We send our condolences to the Marsalis family.

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Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz. The love and the prayers of all of our people go out to his family, and to all of those whose lives he touched.

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Ellis Marsalis was an icon — and words aren’t sufficient to describe the art, the joy & the wonder he showed the world. May we wrap his family in our love & our gratitude, & may we honor his memory by coming together in spirit— even as the outbreak keeps us apart, for a time.

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DaBaby’s Anticipated “Find My Way” Has Arrived

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2020 Interscope

DaBaby’s flow is the star of the show on his new single “Find My Way,” his most stylistically daring track in a minute.

Ever since DaBaby previewed his new single “Find My Way” on Instagram, the acoustic-guitar driven banger has been highly anticipated. Especially given the notable differences in Baby’s flow, as he finds new pockets and implements melodies like the pre-breakout mixtape days. It’s certainly a promising direction for the rapper’s upcoming third studio album, and given that the track comes equipped with an ambitious Reel Goats-directed crime thriller video it might just be his biggest release to date.

By now, DaBaby’s generosity with snippets has pretty much unveiled the song in its entirety, largely in part to an acoustic version with the ubiquitous six-string artist Einer Banks. Nevertheless, a studio version is always appreciated, and “Find My Way” has all the making of a full-fledged hit. Between the passionate delivery, the seductive yet dangerous production, and Baby’s confident delivery, we could be seeing an entirely different side of the Kirk rapper in a few months’ time.

That’s not to say he softened his demeanor . “I text her once, she don’t respond, I won’t say, ‘Hi,’ again,” he raps, in the opening verse. “YNW Melly, I got murder on my mind again, I’m with the shits, I kill him twice if he could die again / And if you think ’bout tryin’ me, better try again.” Check out “Find My Way” now, as well as the cinematic Bonnie & Clyde-inspired music video, right now. Are you enjoying this new sound from DaBaby?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

I text her once, she don’t respond, I won’t say, ‘Hi,’ again
YNW Melly, I got murder on my mind again,
I’m with the shits, I kill him twice if he could die again
And if you think ’bout tryin’ me, better try again

Rich The Kid Adds Future To Lil Baby-Assisted “Stuck Together”

Republic Records

Republic Records

Future just spit his hardest line in a while on the new version of Rich The Kid and Lil Baby’s “Stuck Together.”

We all know that if she’s not rocking a buss-down watch, she does not belong to Future. The Atlanta rapper joked that all of his girls have been gifted expensive watches to set them apart from the fakes several years ago and now, the line is coming back in the form of a hard-hitting bar.

Re-releasing his BOSS MAN single “Stuck Together” with the addition of a Future verse, Rich The Kid has just come through with new music, not long after the original release of the project. Already assisted by Lil Baby, the Rich Forever head honcho enlisted the help of Future to deliver a new verse on the song, which is now available globally.

Future fits in perfectly on the record, straying away from politics and remaining on top of the game, all while flexing his ability to cop bedazzled jewels for all of his women.

“If she mine then she rockin’ Philippe/That ain’t me she belong to the street,” raps Future on “Stuck Together,” recalling that one time he joked about watches with Young Thug.

Listen to the new version below and let us know if you’re rocking with this one or the original more.

Quotable Lyrics:

If she mine then she rockin’ Philippe
That ain’t me, she belong to the street
I been making a M once a week
I get money, I go overseas

PartyNextDoor Keeps The “Turn Up” Going

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Via TIDAL

PartyNextDoor’s “PartyMobile” is officially here.

We are essentially over two weeks into quarantine but you gotta admit, there’s been a lot of great music that’s dropped so far. Uzi and The Weeknd are among the major artists who’ve dropped anticipated albums and yesterday, PartyNextDoor followed suit. The long-awaited PartyMobile arrived yesterday including features from DrakeRihanna, and Bad Bunny. But the star power he’s recruited also powers the production and mixing. Track two, “Turn Up,” is surely a cut for anyone who’s been looking for some old PND vibes. Cardiak and Murda Beatz handle the production on the project while Young Thug‘s engineer Alex Tumay mixed the song down and 40 held down additional engineering duties. Influences of dancehall and reggae are sprinkled through the drifty R&B sounds as he flips a classic bar from Damian Marley’s “Welcome To Jamrock” on the hook. Though we can expect “BELIEVE IT” ft. Rihanna to become the big hit off of the project, “TURN UP” can surely be regarded as a track for the day ones.

Quotable Lyrics
Out in the streets, they callin’ murda
Baby have a drink with me, don’t order virgin
I wanna see you turn up
I wanna see you turn up

24hrs & Ty Dolla $ign Talk That Talk On Melodic Single “Superstar”

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Image via 24hrs

24hrs and Ty Dolla $ign put their best foot forward with their latest joint single.

24hrs has been making some waves over the past few years thanks to his brand of singing-rapping that has become so popular over the last little while. The Atlanta artist has made sure to give fans a steady diet of his signature sound and with everyone in quarantine, he decided to drop his latest single, “Superstar” which features the likes of Ty Dolla $ign.

This uptempo track features Ty’s gorgeous harmonies on the hook, all while delivers some 24hrs delivers some dope melodies of his own on the verses. This song is all about women and both artists showcase their abilities at wooing the best of them. If you’re looking for a single to rock to while in the crib this weekend, definitely give this one a spin.

Quotable Lyrics:

Drippin’ out the Wraith, I need a flood sign
Dolla that’s my brother, that my blood line
You gotta be a bad bitch to deal with me
Head good, you can get whatever you want

Jeezy Is All About Levelling Up On “Buy A Bank”

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Via TIDAL

Jeezy and Shawty Redd unite for “Twenty/20 PYREX Vision.”

Jeezy‘s TM:104 was supposedly his last release before retiring from rap but that’s not the case at all. Following a selective press run the week prior, the rapper returned with a short EP titled Twenty/20 Pyrex Vision entirely produced by Shawty Redd. Bringing back some classic trap house vibes, Jeezy sounds like he’s back to whippin’ white with new aspirations to level up to the billionaire status. One song that particularly stands out, is “Buy A Bank.” With synths bubbling like water in a pot, Jeezy’s gargantuan dreams are put on display with a ‘been there, done that attitude.’ “Fuck a car, I’m tryna buy a bank, n***a,” he declares on the hook. “I just do it ’cause they say I can’t, n***a.”

Check out the track below.

Quotable Lyrics
Heard he got jammed, talk like a parakeet
Told ’em ’bout the pigeons in the Cherokee
Heard he crossed ’em like Tony did Sosa, n***a
I was somewhere on the beach sippin’ mimosa, n***a

Timbaland Puts His Own Spin On Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

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Timbaland

Timbaland dropped a remix of the Whitney Houston classic, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” to help us get through these difficult times.

Timbaland is bringing light to the darkness with his remix of Whitney Houston’s iconic hit, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Following the legendary producer battle between himself and Swizz Beatz over Instagram Live earlier this week, Timbaland is quickly becoming one of our greatest sources of joy during this global pandemic. Like many of his fellow artists, Timbo is ensuring that his fans stay entertained while they’re stuck at home in quarantine, and his latest offering comes in the form of an epic remix of a timeless classic. The iconic producer put his own spin on Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” slowing down the high tempo 80s dance jam and giving it a whole new vibe. The results are a more modern-sounding slow jam, while still keeping the focus on the late icon’s powerhouse vocals.

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Timbo originally previewed the track back in November prior to the coronavirus outbreak. He decided to release the final product on Saturday in an effort to raise our spirits. “I feel like the world needs to hear this beautiful voice right now so I want to share this with you,” he tweeted.

Timbaland

@Timbaland

I feel like the world needs to hear this beautiful voice right now so I want to share this with you 🙏🏽🔥https://soundcloud.com/timbaland/i-wanna-dance-with-somebody-timbaland-remix/s-WlNdOPMgCn2 

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While these lyrics are most likely embedded into your brain, we figured we’d remind you of some of the most quotable lines from the 80s classic. Check out Timbo’s remix and let us know what you think!

Quotable Lyrics

Clock strikes upon the hour
And the sun begins to fade
Still enough time to figure out
How to chase my blues away

Conway Unites With Cormega For Savage “They Got Sonny”

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2020 ALC/EMPIRE

Conway & Cormega weave a psychological crime thriller on the eerie street banger “They Got Sonny.”

It feels like the year can finally commence, as we’ve officially received the first Griselda projected of 2020 with Conway The Machine’s Alchemist produced Lulu EP. Designed in partnership with PATTA, the seven-track batch finds Conway operating exclusively in his comfort zone, which is to say, his bag. Bar for bar, it’s hard to find a single emcee operating at the same devastating caliber; it’s no wonder that many are deeming him the unofficial savior of golden-era hip-hop, an anchor point between two generations.

On Lulu’s pentultimate track “They Got Sonny,” The Machine unties with veteran New York rapper Cormega to weave a psychological crime thriller. The high stakes are emphasized by Alchemist’s brilliant production work, a spooky concoction comprised of lo-fi percussion and simmering horror-flick soundscapes. In other words, the perfect backdrop for The Machine’s lyrical killing spree. “Yeah, look, I listen to n***s albums like What the fuck all the hype about?'” he snarls. “Like, n***a, I can write one verse that’ll wipe you out / don’t make me bring the ’89 Tyson out.”

Cormega closes the track out on a strong note, matching Conway’s gargantuan stride with some heavy bars of his own. “I listen to rappers’ albums, literally mad about the lack of talent,” he spits, echoing The Machine’s earlier sentiment. “I could lyrically acid wash him, ask about me / Trifecta of respect, the streets, Rikers, and the mountains.” Be sure to check out that Lulu joint right here, produced in its entirety by The Alchemist.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Yeah, look, I listen to n***s albums like What the fuck all the hype about?
Like, n***a, I can write one verse that’ll wipe you out
Don’t make me bring the ’89 Tyson out

Jay-Z & The-Dream’s Original “Holy Grail” Is Here

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2020 Roc Nation

During a songwriting battle with Sean Garrett, The-Dream came through with a surprise gem, the OG version of Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail.”

It’s no secret that modern-day hits often arrive courtesy of several different songwriters, and evidently, Jay-Z’s Magna Carter Holy Grail introduction “Holy Grail” is no exception. Though fans certainly remember the original version, which featured prominent vocals from Justin Timberlake, it would appear that The-Dream was the original author behind the track’s melodies. The revelation was unearthed during a recent songwriter’s battle between Dream and Sean Garrett, during which the former pulled out “Holy Grail” as a trump card.

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When The-Dream played the 100 percent version of Holy Grail 🤯

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“JAY’s probably gonna kill me for playing this,” he joked, as the song’s triumphant vocals swelled. Though not entirely different in terms of structure or composition, Dream’s distinct cadence adds enough character to make the original version stand-alone, offering up a perfectly viable alternative for those wary of the Timberlake version. In fact, some might even prefer Dream’s take, pondering as to why Hov felt compelled to switch things up to begin with.

In any case, Jay’s team has made it easy to access the long-hidden “Holy Grail” redux, quickly making the track available on TIDAL following the highly competitive and nostalgia-inducing battle. While not entirely “new” insofar as songs go, it’s still cool to see what might have been, and a reminder of how quickly things can change in the music business. Which version do you prefer?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

You’d take the clothes off my back and I’d let you
You’d steal the food right out my mouth
And I’d watch you eat it
I still won’t know why, why I love you so much,
You curse my name in spite to put me to shame
You hang all my laundry in the streets, dirty or clean
Give it up for fame
But I still don’t know why
Why I love it so much

 

The Weeknd Looks Back On Better Times In “Missed You”

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The Weeknd XO, Inc/Republic Records

The Weeknd sings about the one that got away on his new “After Hours” bonus track “Missed You.”

The Weeknd really just released a deluxe album to his deluxe album… we’ve got to thank this man for keeping the quarantine vibes coming. This morning,

Canadian artist The Weeknd added three new songs to his deluxe edition of After Hours, including the avoidant anthem “Missed You.” Knowing full well that he missed out on something great, the singer is beating himself up over the loss of a former partner that he realizes was perfect for him.

“Convinced myself to run around with someone else to forget about you/But I can’t hold you responsible for the things I do,” rhymes Abel Tesfaye. If you’ve ever let somebody go before looking back and actualizing that they were “the one,” this song will resonate.

“Missed You” is one of three records that have been added to After Hours as a bonus offer. The album debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart with the strongest first-week sales of the year thus far, clocking in 444,000 equivalent units moved. The triplet of fresh tracks will surely bolster an impressive second week for the singer.

What do you think of his new song “Missed You?”

Quotable Lyrics:

I hurt myself a hundred times just to feel something in my soul
I kept knocking even though I knew what’s behind that door
But then I heard you call my name and it sounded like the sweetest song
You never moved on, you were waiting for me all along

Dave East Drops Off Another EastMix With “Shittin’ Me”

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Vis Soundcloud

Dave East unleashes his latest East Mix.

Dave East‘s debut album Survival arrived towards the end of 2019. Though he kept fans on their toes throughout the year for its release, the project essentially came and went as the holidays rushed in. However, Dave East’s back on his BS lately as he’s been ramping up for the release of Karma 3. Releasing “Amazing Pt. 3” and his remix of Drake and Future‘s “Life Is Good,” he’s back with some 90s vibes on his new track, “Shittin’ Me.” The rapper tackles a familiar sample as he flips Shades’ 1996 hit, “Tell Me (I’ll Be Around)” into a pimped-out take of a R&B classic.

It seems likely that we receive Dave East’s Karma 3 sometime soon. Keep your eyes peeled for new music from Dave East and check out his new track below.

Quotable Lyrics
Brandy want a Birkin bag
Vicky want Versace
Wanna be the best?
Steps you gotta take, ask Rocky
We trapped out the store
Real life, go ask Akhi
Lauren wanted some liquor
Michelle wanted molly

Grafh Bodies Jadakiss & Nas Classic On “Show Discipline”

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Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images

Grafh lays waste to a classic Jadakiss and Nas duet with his new “Show Discipline” freestyle.

Grafh may very well be one of the deadliest rappers in the game, despite flying relatively under the radar in mainstream circles. If you have yet to dive into his catalog, his latest album The Oracle III should serve as a strong point of introduction. Despite having only recently dropped off fifteen bar-heavy tracks, the New York lyricist has kept the momentum rolling with a new freestyle from two of his fellow heavy hitters.

We’ve already spoken quite highly of Jadakiss and Nas‘ classic duet “Show Discipline,” and it’s no wonder that Grafh has opted to honor the Kiss Tha Game Goodbye track with his own take. Retaining Jada’s opening flow scheme, Grafh flips the script with some revised lyrics. “Ayo never will it stop, big gun extended with the stock / you sold out, you never been in stock.” As his scheme progresses, Grafh’s flow intensifies and builds in its complexity. By the end, the dominant nature of his pen game is made abundantly clear.

Should you be interested in hearing a master of his craft having a little bit of fun, be sure to check out Grafh’s “Show Discipline” freestyle right here and now.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Ayo never will it stop, big gun extended with the stock
You sold out, you never been in stock

The Weeknd Tucked Us All In With A “Final Lullaby”

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The Weeknd XO

The Weeknd creeps into the bedroom and whispers “nighty night” on whimsical “After Hours” bonus track “Final Lullaby.”

All things considered, it’s been a surprisingly splendid to time be a Weeknd fan. Not only did the Canadian icon deliver what might be his most masterful body of work to date in After Hours, but he made sure to round it out with a solid batch of bonus material. While the wistful “Missed You” quickly emerged as an instant fan favorite, the whimsical and arguably ominous “Final Lullaby” offered a reprieve from the unrelenting woes of heartbreak. Even though such a tormented state appears to be Abel’s de-facto comfort zone.

Though hardly a verbose endeavor, The Weeknd still manages to conjure an emotive soundscape with only a few actual lyrics. ” And I can’t make you stay, in this broken place,” he sings. “And I hope you find peace, close your eyes as I put us to sleep.” Despite the lyrical scarcity, there remains plenty left up for interpretation. Namely, whether his intentions are benevolent or malevolent, given the loaded imagery that slumber tends to elicit.

Perhaps such an answer is better found in the context of the album as a whole — how final is this Lullaby, really? Either way, it’s certainly well-arranged and deceptively lovely. Enjoy this one the next time you’re drifting off.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

And I can’t make you stay
In this broken place
And I hope you find peace
Close your eyes as I put us to sleep

Evidence Kicks Back On His New Track “Unlearning”

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Via TIDAL

Evidence delivers some new vibes to get you through self-iso.

Evidence is back with a little something to get everyone through the rough times we’re facing. The rapper/producer returned with his first solo endeavor in nearly two years today after releasing, “Unlearning.” With production from graymatter, Evidence bears no filter with existential bars over a melancholic instrumental. “I don’t know much,” he repeats on the hook while detailing what he’s currently pondering, especially with everything that’s going on in the world. The new single was released alongside a new visual treatment directed by Stephen Vanasco who captures Evidence catching a vibe in his crib and studio while making beats.

“Unlearning” marks his first solo venture since 2018’s Weather Or Not, though he did release, Squirrel Tape Instrumental Vol. 1 last year. Check out his new track below.

Quotable Lyrics
This is zone shit
Pistol grip pump with the chrome grip
Lotta people trippin’, I tell ’em don’t slip
I tell ’em don’t get shot,
I tell ’em Freestyle Fellowship bullies off the block

 

Usher & Ella Mai Drop Star-Studded “Don’t Waste My Time” Visuals With Cameos From Snoop Dogg & More

Bad Bunny Goes Full Drag In “Yo Perreo Sola” Visuals

Wiz Khalifa & Tyga Hit The Sky In Their “Contact” Video

Kehlani Drops Sexy Red Wine Fuelled “TOXIC” Video

Rich The Kid Hits The Club In “No Loyalty” Video

Future Returns With “Tycoon”

Future via YouTube

Future via YouTube

Future recognizes his hard-working status in the new single and video “Tycoon.”

Future has been standing tall on the charts through his “Life Is Good” collaboration with Drake for much of this year, but he’s ready to get things kicked off in solo fashion. Even though last night’s releases were pretty packed, Future knows that people will pay attention whenever he decides to drop. Thus, he came through with a nice little breakfast surprise for us, releasing the new song and video for “Tycoon” today.

Atlanta staple Super Future has officially returned with his latest single, releasing it in the wee hours of the morning on Friday (March 27). The established rapper knows that he is one of the top dogs in the game, perhaps even reaching tycoon level. That’s why he’s so comfortable flaunting his position in the game, telling us all about his comfortable spot at the top on “Tycoon.” Still, Big Fewtch offers inspiration to those still struggling to make it, advising that when you’re out of the sticks, things will appear to be much simpler.

Listen to the new song by Future below and let us know if you’re vibing to it!

Quotable Lyrics:

I’m a ty-tycoon, that’s why they hate me
‘Till they throw the sheets on me I’m goin’ crazy
Got Balencis on my feet, they can’t take me
I know I ain’t gon’ be deceased ’til I’m like eighty
I been gettin’ so damn geeked, I been prayin’
I been chinchilla sheet wherever I’m stayin’
Took that Draco on the PJ, I ain’t playin’
I ain’t goin’, no, no, streets dangerous

Tory Lanez Drops Off New Banger “Do The Most”

2020 Interscope Records

2020 Interscope Records

Tory Lanez continues to ease the pain of quarantine by dropping off his new debaucherous anthem “Do The Most.”

Tory Lanez has been keeping busy holding it down as the quarantine MVP, channeling his inner Lazlow from GTA and taking up the glorious mantle of pirate radio host. With “Quarantine Radio” providing hours of entertainment in a time of genuine crisis, Tory has decided to fire off even more content with “Do The Most” finding the Torontonian back in his preferred wheelhouse.

The first-ever “Quarantine Radio” premiere, “Do The Most” brings Tory’s houndish ways to the forefront. Social distancing guidelines are shaken off as he surrounds himself with a harem and spits braggadocious bars. Vocally, Lanez’s versatility may very well be unparalleled; his ability to flip from RnB to rap in a seamless fashion does not go unnoticed.

“Play me wrong, shit, I might fuck it up, you lookin’ good in them jeans, shit, I might touch and nut,” he warns, essentially confirming his status as a shoot-first-ask-questions-later type of fellow. Considering that the status quo has been upheaved like never before, Tory’s willingness to partying and bullshitting is admirable. The club may be off-limits, but Tory Lanez has found a way to bridge that gap. Check out “Doing The Most” now, and keep an eye out for “Quarantine Radio” to pop later this afternoon — should Tory be so inclined.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Play me wrong, shit, I might fuck it up
You lookin’ good in them jeans, shit, I might touch and nut
Shit like, this one chick back in the day, she tried to put me out
I put on her knees and I put it in her mouth

Joyner Lucas & Young Thug Collab On Guitar-Strumming “War”

Twenty Nine Music Group

Twenty Nine Music Group

Joyner Lucas finally delivers his debut album, “ADHD,” including a collaboration with Young Thug.

It’s been a long, winding road to get to Joyner Lucas’ debut album, ADHD. Joyner Lucas finally delivered the much anticipated effort at Midnight, in the midst of a pandemic, and hopefully it works to his advantage. What do you think his opening week numbers are going to look like? Did the album delay work for or against him?

ADHD sticks with the long tracklist trend, at 18 songs. Most of the collabs that appear on the album, such as “ISIS” with Logic and “10 Bands” with Timbaland, we’ve heard leading up to the release. However “War” is a new one. The song is mellow, driven mostly by the strumming of an acoustic guitar. Leave it to Joyner to try every single style of hip-hop music possible. The record becomes a bit more country-rap by the time Thugger hops in and delivers a flurry of melodic bars. How’d he do on this one?

Frequent collaborator Chris Brown also appears on Joyner’s album with “Finally.” Let us know your favorite songs off ADHD so far.

Quotable Lyrics

I don’t need much but a down-ass bitch & a Netflix password
I know that I’m coming home but fuck it what we gunna do after?
I’m tryna get head today
Go to work, now you got rent to pay
She a Daddy’s girl like Reginae

– Joyner

 

Jeezy Drops Effortless Flex On “Poppin'”

2020 Agency 99

2020 Agency 99

Jeezy links up with longtime collaborator Shawty Redd on his “Twenty/20 Pyrex Vision” closer “Poppin’.”

Having already solidified his position as a hip-hop legend, Jeezy has nothing to prove at this stage of his career. And yet last night, the mogul took it upon himself to drop off a seven-pack of new music, an EP by the name of Twenty/20 Pyrex VisionOpting to fly entirely solo throughout, Jeezy retains attention up until the final seconds of badass closing track “Poppin,” a chilling banger evocative of his Snowman handle.

“Let me take it to the flow that made me motherfuckin’ famous,” he growls, setting it off over some production from his longtime collaborator. “Back when me and Shawty Redd was in the basement makin’ bangers.” On that note, Redd conjures an appropriately ice-cold backdrop, driven by urgent percussion and ominous synthesizers. It’s a pocket in which Jeezy feels comfortable, his flow never forcing itself beyond where it needs to be.

Despite previously teased talks of retirement, it would appear the TM 101 rapper has no intention of flying south for the winter. It’s unclear whether this latest EP is the first of many, or simply a reminder that his hand remains in play and to watch accordingly. In any case, it never hurts to add some new Jeezy to the playlist — are you feeling the Snowman’s latest drop?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

You ain’t motherfuckin poppin’, got these motherfuckers fooled
Probably slippin’ in this motherfucker now without your tool
Man, these n****s hustlin’ backwards make no motherfuckin’ sense
Got twenty chains on, still payin’ fuckin rent
Mr. Impossible, Tom Cruise when I stunt
Bitch, my motherfuckin’ bills ’bout a quarter-mil a month

Ari Lennox Remixes Sultry “BMO” With Help From Doja Cat

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Ari Lennix continues her “Shea Butter Baby” reign by sharing a Doja Cat remix to her debut album’s track “BMO.”

The Shea Butter Baby revolution isn’t quite over. In May 2019, Dreamville’s First Lady Ari Lennox delivered her stellar project Shea Butter Baby. There are a few critics who believe that R&B’s stronghold in the industry isn’t as prevalent as it has been in previous years, but Ari Lennox is hailed by fans and her fellow artists as one of the leading R&B-soul singers of this generation.

Ari returned on Friday (March 27) with a three-pack Shea Butter Baby Remix EP that includes the original album’s tracks “I Been,” “Facetime,” and “BMO.” The latter is heard with additional vocals from Hot Pink artist Doja Cat who drops her attitude into Ari’s sultry jam. Meanwhile, Shea Butter Baby Remix EP also finds an appearance by Smino on “I Been” and Durand Bernarr assisting on “Facetime.” Give “BMO (Remix)” a few listens and let us know what you think of Doja Cat’s added vocals.

Quotable Lyrics

Yo, break me off
Break it like a KitKat taste it all
I like it when you turn your ringer off
And turn me on and take it all

Rihanna Links With PartyNextDoor On His “PARTYMOBILE” Single “Believe It”

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YouTube

PartyNextDoor and Rihanna blends beautifully on the OVO artist’s single “Believe It” from his album “PARTYMOBILE.”

As Rihanna‘s Navy awaits the elusive forthcoming project from the accomplished singer, they’ll be thrilled to see that she makes an appearance on PartyNextDoor‘s recent release. The OVO Sound artist shared his project PARTYMOBILE on Friday (March 27) and fans will have plenty of time to become acquainted with the collection of tracks during this current COVID-19 quarantine.

PARTYMOBILE only hosts three features including looks from Drake, Bad Bunny, and Rihanna. The latter artist is heard lending her vocals to “Believe It,” a song where you’ll find PartyNextDoor confessing his love to his partner. In the lyrics, he admits to breaking trust and wants to know if he’ll be punished forever or if they’ll be able to move forward while leaving the drama behind. Rihanna adds her smooth sounds to the mix, making for a delightful collaboration. Let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

First you gotta forgive me
Let me know everything gon’ be okay
And if I come back with everything I did
Would you still punish me? You know I did a long time ago

 

Mick Jenkins & Kaytranada Do It Again On “Frontstreet”

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2020 Free Nation / Cinematic Music Group

Mick Jenkins and Kaytranada continue to forge an impeccable partnership with “Frontstreet.”

The Circus has packed up and left town, but the remnants of its chaotic arrival continue to linger long after the fact. Perhaps that was Mick Jenkins‘ plan all along. To settle in for a brief moment, wreak havoc with his scathing wit and relentless commentary, and move on to the next project. After all, Jenkins seems hellbent on making 2020 one for the ages, one in which his prolific work ethic elevates to new heights.

Now, the Chicago poet has come forth with a pair of bangers, his first new music since delivering his EP in January. In one corner we’re looking at the Kojey Radical-assisted “Snakes,” a hard-hitting banger you can check out right here. Here, we’ve got another link-up between Mick Jenkins and Kaytranada, a pair that have already solidified themselves to be a dominant musical partnership. “Frontstreet” is no exception, with Kaytra’s skittering percussion and invasive synths striking the perfect backdrop for Jenkins’ musings.

“These days gotta put me on Frontstreet, no cutscenes, just a one-shot,” he spits. “Call it Clifford, got the red in the front seat, and the loud turn heads like a gunshot.” Check out the atmospheric jam right now, and sound off – is Mick Jenkins top five with the pen?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Didn’t wear it on the surface, it was underlined
These days gotta put me on Frontstreet
No cutscenes, just a one-shot
Call it Clifford, got the red in the front seat
And the loud turn heads like a gunshot
Bullshit stop flows like a blood clot
No, I don’t stretch my stories, no bungee

Mick Jenkins & Kojey Radical Snap On “Snakes”

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2020 Free Nation / Cinematic Music Group

Mick Jenkins slides away from “The Circus” with another new chapter, the slinking banger “Snakes.”

It feels like an age has passed since Chicago lyricist Mick Jenkins dropped off The Circus, a brilliantly written and conceptually charged piece of work. By his own admission, the project was the first of many, with his ambition to stage a hip-hop takeover positioned at an all-time high. It would appear we’re on the verge of kicking off the second phase, with Mick’s new single “Snakes” sliding through to set the tone.

Mick Jenkins Snakes

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“Pulled up in the vintage thing, checked the rearview through the vintage frames,” spits Mick, his presence formidable in the opening bars. “That’s just gang behind me, dirty n***s, no stains behind me / Free Nation, oh boy, they chained a few n***s that came with slime / Or what niggas might call insane / they like calling bluffs, I won’t call it game.” It soon becomes evident that he’s never in anything less than complete control of his flow, staggering syllables to land where you least expect it.

British rapper Kojey Radical comes through with the assist, closing the up-tempo track with deftly delivered verse. “Maybe it’s sorcery, end up like apostrophe, I need me some accolades if I’m speakin’ honestly,” he spits. “I need me a couple plugs, just check my discography.” Look for Mick’s two-pack to be completed with the release of the Kaytranada-produced “Frontstreet,” and sound off in the comments – is Mick Jenkins top 5 with the pen?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

If a n**a can’t play, when we callin’ refs
Can’t state the stats
Debated facts without the effort
Blade in act, like Golden State without the Steph
The glue ain’t right, the ankle shake
The shoe ain’t right, I threw it well
I manifest the blue and white

Nav, Gunna, & Travis Scott’s “Turks” Has Finally Landed

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Nav, Gunna, and Travis Scott hop back on that Learjet for a trip to “Turks,” their first road trip since embarking for “Yosemite.”

Ever since NavGunna, and Travis Scott hopped off the Learjet on the way back from “Yosemite,” fans have been eagerly awaiting their next road trip, wherever it might happen to bring them. As it turns out, the destination was set long ago. Enter “Turks,” a long-awaited reunion banger from the trifecta, one that has been gaining momentum ever since a snippet first premiered a while back.

Nav Turks Gunna Travis Scott

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Though it was likely meant for a full-length project, Nav took it upon himself to expedite the release, a move we’re all grateful for. Now, “Turks” has arrived in high-quality, living up to the hype set by Astroworld highlight “Yosemite.” Taking to the minimalist beat with a melodic flow, Nav sets the scheme in motion with some hypnotic bars, mirrored by his collaborators in their following verses.

Though some have wondered whether he’d coast following his heightened success, Travis Scott stands in fine form on this one, gliding over the instrumental with panache. “First time in Turks, had a whole bunch of work had to bring two jets, and a whole lot of babes,” he raps, making us all collectively pine for the days of open air travel. The always reliable Gunna closes the track, the hero we never knew we needed. “You know I’m not simp, no stretch, send texts, so I’m puttin’ in work, gotta beat it out the frame,” he boasts, gliding over Wheezy‘s slick banger.

Check it out now, and sound off – did Nav’s “Turks” live up to the hype?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

I’m a late bloomer, third year on the scene
Twenty racks don’t feel like nothin’ to me
Came from the streets, it turned me to a beast
Invisible set, diamonds huggin’ my piece
Book me for a show, I need eighty at least
I want the smoke, ain’t no keepin’ the peace

Eminem Complements Jessie Reyez On “Coffin”

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FMLY/Island Records

Eminem and Jessie Reyez team up once more for a collaboration off of the singer’s debut studio album.

Jessie Reyez and Eminem have collaborated several times in the past, and their latest is one of the most exciting yet. Previously, we saw the legendary rapper team up with the rising singer on “Good Guy” from Kamikaze, linking up to film a noteworthy music video. In the clip, they portray an abusive couple that ends up in the grave together at the end, so it’s only right that their song on Reyez’ new album is called “Coffin.”

Almost as if it were a continuation of their past records, Jessie Reyez and Eminem are back again with their latest track. Released as part of Reyez’ highly-anticipated debut studio album Before Love Came To Kill Us, “Coffin” serves as the next step in the blossoming musical relationship between an icon and an up-and-coming sensation. Em always manages to find some of the most talented, undiscovered female singers and this is another example of that.

Out now in select international markets, “Coffin” and Before Love Came To Kill Us will be out globally at midnight. Preview/stream it below and let us know what you think of it. Did Eminem turn it out?

Quotable Lyrics:

I’d rather a coffin handmade for two
‘Cause I love you to death just like a fool

un The Jewels Connect With DJ Premier On “Ooh LA LA”

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2020 Jewel Runners LLC

Run The Jewels shatter quarantine blues with new single “Ooh LA LA” featuring Greg Nice & DJ Premier.

Run The Jewels aren’t about to let a global pandemic prevent them from unleashing filthy, dirty, and dusty new music upon the masses. Following the release of the blistering “Yankee & The Brave,” set to be the introductory cut for the upcoming RTJ4, the lovable duo have returned with another peek at their next endeavor. “Ooh LA LA” features Greg Nice and DJ Premier, marking the duo’s first link-up with the legendary hip-hop pioneer, who handles the climactic scratches.

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Taking to a vintage sample-based instrumental, both El and Mike trade bars in a dazzling display of lyrical camaraderie. “Ol’ Dirty Bastard, go in your jaw, shimmy, shimmy, ya, got the semi and the Henny, go and gimme gimme ya,” spits Killer Mike. “Pugilistic, my linguistics are Jeru the Damaja, and our rap is pornographic bitch set up the camera.” Never one to be outdone, El matches the homie in stride, rapping “I used to be munchkin / I wasn’t ‘posed to be nothin, y’all fuckers corrupted, or up to something disgustin / y pockets are plump for this season, I love to cuff em.”

There appears to be a clear sonic direction taking shape, one that calls back to hip-hop’s golden era. “Run The Jewels, we don’t intentionally do old school music,” El-P explains on Beats 1. “To us, we’re just making dope ass new rap music. But our influences and who we are come from an era that is very real and that we really agree on and there’s a feeling that comes from that era that we know exists, that if you can grab it and put it out there, then it’s undeniable.” Check it out now, and sound off — are you anticipating that RTJ4? 

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Ol’ Dirty Bastard, go in your jaw, shimmy, shimmy, ya
Got the semi and the Henny, go and gimme gimme ya
Pugilistic, my linguistics are Jeru the Damaja
And our rap is pornographic bitch set up the camera

The Weeknd Gets Head Chopped Off For “In Your Eyes” Video

Travis Scott & Young Thug Take It “OUT WEST” For The Official Video

Rich The Kid Drops All “RED” Music Video

Don Toliver Hits Up The “After Party” In New Visuals

Rich The Kid “Far From You” Video Features Tori Brixx & His Baby

Lil Yachty Goes Nuts in Duke Deuce’s “Crunk Ain’t Dead MOB” Music Video

Rich The Kid Dedicates “Easy” Video To Pop Smoke

Tyga & Megan Thee Stallion Get Kinky In “Freak” Visuals

Blueface & DaBaby Cause Pandemonium In “Obama” Visuals

Teyana Taylor Celebrates Black Love & Family In “We Got Love”

Jadakiss & Pusha T Release “Huntin Season” Music Video

Megan Thee Stallion Throws A Studio Party In “Captain Hook” Visual

Curren$y & Fendi P “Smokin Potnas” Album Announced With “Strategize”

Eminem & Juice WRLD’s “Godzilla” Video Has Arrived

TeaMarrr & D Smoke Link Up In “Kinda Love” Remix Clip

G Herbo Grows Up Via “Feelings” Music Video

Lil Wayne’s “Mama Mia” Visuals Are Creepy As Hell

Khalid Issues Quarantine Vibes With “Wildflower”

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Khalid attempts to heal the world with a rough mix uploaded to his SoundCloud page titled “Wildflower.”

The world is effectively in shambles because of the coronavirus outbreak, taking thousands of lives and affecting billions. In our current quarantined state, it can be difficult to remain positive. Things will eventually get better, and El Paso singer Khalid wants to put our minds at ease through his music.

With his soothing voice and dreamlike lyrical themes, The Great Khalid has officially dropped a rough mix of his new song “Wildflower,” which is currently only available on SoundCloud. Until he gets the track perfected, it will likely only be available via the free streaming platform.

“Love u guys, be safe, vibes for the quarantine,” wrote Khalid on his socials, redirecting fans to the link in his bio. The song is slow-paced with little structure, containing the calming voice of one of the biggest pop stars today.

Listen to “Wildflower” below and let us know if you want an official release.

Quotable Lyrics:

Crack the code
Time will pass
Let ’em know
Love will grow like a wildflower

Tory Lanez Has Another “W” On His Hands

Interscope Records

Interscope Records

Tory Lanez is keeping us busy during Quarantine Season with a brand new song, “W.”

Tory Lanez has been giving us a glimpse at his Quarantine Life on Instagram, where he’s running laps on his balcony to stay sane slash in shape (if only we all had balconies big enough to run laps on, though???) If you don’t own a penthouse and the views that come with it, you can attempt to keep your sanity by streaming music, and at least Tory is here to help with that.

The Miami transplant has been heavily teasing The New Toronto 3 mixtape, although it’s unclear if this record is a leak off it. It follows up the rapper’s guest appearance on Buju Banton’s “Trust” remix — which is fire, and was thusly added to our Fire Emoji playlist which you should be following here. It’s safe to say “W” will also be added to the playlist in approximately one minute.

The song starts off subtly with piano keys, showcasing Tory on his #bars tip, with a cloudy set of background vocals providing minimal melody to the barebones production. Are you feeling it? Did Tory go all the way in? It’s worth noting, Tory recently confirmed that The New Toronto 3 would mark the end of his Interscope deal, and this single is indeed still released with the major label.

Quotable Lyrics

I remember being so broke shit I ain’t wanna have no babies
We was project planning, the clip came with that black Mercedes
If you was pussy then, you pussy now, you can’t erase it
I never saw us becoming famous in my imagination
Sat in too many rooms with losers who was procrastinating

Dave East Is Pure Bars On “Amazing Pt. 3”

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Mass Appeal

Dave East isn’t letting lockdown slow his release schedule.

While New York remains one of the hardest hit states for Coronavirus cases, Dave East isn’t letting these weird times deter his music releases. Last night, without so much as a preface, Dave East lead his fans to his “Link in Bio” where we were treated to “Amazing Pt. 3.” Production for the glittery yet gritty record is provided by Buda & Grandz and Burns Beats, while Dave East shares his New York vision.

“My n****s investing in rope and duck tape, don’t be surprised if they tie you up,” he menaces mafioso-style at the outset, which gives you a taste of the type of thoughts Dave East is sharing over the course of the six minute-track. Yes, for six whole minutes Dave East is delivering bar after bar about life and times in his part of New York, and what’s more there is no hook (!). Just bars. “Amazing Pt. 2” appeared on East’s 2013 mixtape Geminiif you want to reminisce.

Let us know what you think. East is currently prepping Karma 3: Thoughts of a Menace mixtape, his last leak off it being “Really Wit Me.”

Quotable Lyrics

Swipin
Walkin in with the strap on, we not dykin’
I do the dash in that bitch like a hyphen
Why is he rappin’ like that, he not writin’
N***** is bitin’, remind me of Tyson

The Weeknd & Lil Uzi Vert Pitch Down For “Heartless” Remix

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The Weeknd XO, Inc./Republic Records

The Weeknd and Lil Uzi Vert link up once more for the official Vapor Wave remix of “Heartless” from the “After Hours” deluxe edition.

“Heartless” was one of the first records to release from this new chapter of The Weeknd‘s career. Introducing us to the vibe of After Hours, Abel Tesfaye has officially released his fourth studio album, which came without any features. The Canadian singer decided to switch things up today, dropping the deluxe edition of the body of work with a handful of new remixes, including a lone appearance from Lil Uzi Vert on the Vapor Wave remix of “Heartless.”

Serving as a total fuckboy anthem, “Heartless” was amazing before but, now with the addition of rapper-of-the-moment Lil Uzi Vert, it becomes even more of a treat. The Philadelphia superstar appears to close out the song in abrupt fashion, fading out of his verse after he flexed the emerald diamonds in his Rolex watch, which he claims he had to order custom. The two vocalists have been pitched down a lot, not even resembling their original intonations. In fact, a pitched-down Uzi sounds like a completely different person at times.

This is likely the song that people will gravitate to off the new deluxe edition of After Hours. How do you feel about it? Are you a fan?

Quotable Lyrics:

Yeah, it’s Lil Uzi from the 16
Grade-A bank account, you know I’m with the A-Team
Went up in my level, don’t know why they hate me
I knew I was gonna be this way since 18
I heard she got that water, I’m tryna be waist-deep
I make her beg for it, make that girl want say please
Yes, I’m heartless, I get chilly in this Chrome fleece
I put emeralds in my Rollie, they don’t even make these

Valee Leaks “Drop Yuh” While We Wait On Album

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Valee music video/G.O.O.D. Music

Valee returns to form with “Drop Yuh.”

Valee teased us over the weekend, claiming a new project would drop at Midnight, but when midnight came and went, there was no project in sight. Still, fans could console themselves with the fact that just a day earlier, Valee dropped this subtle banger, “Drop Yuh.”

Subtle banger is an apt description for much of Valee’s music. His vocals are dulcet and seem to barely make it out of his mouth before he’s on to the next set of words. The beat itself is minimalistic while still retaining certain banger qualities, with the drums pounding in the back of your head, and the constant ringing ensuring you will question if there is actually a ringing in your ears (no, just the beat). Despite everyone everywhere being in isolation, Valee managed to shoot a music video for this one before things went haywire. He sits with his legs splayed open in a bed of sticks, surrounding by a sea of brown, depleted trees, before roaming an abandoned construction site.

Check it out and stay tuned for any updates on Valee’s much anticipated album. According to Valee’s manager, they are in the final stage– aka fighting over which songs to include.

Quotable Lyrics

I made her call off on set, I’m gettin’ more top than all hats
Yeah, I got the stick on me, that bitch a bug, no ticks on me
Walkin’ ’round like it’s four bricks on me, yeah, your bitch tryna get me bustin’, no zits on me

Wiz Khalifa & Tyga Deliver A Banger With “Contact”

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Taylor Gang/Atlantic

Wiz Khalifa and Tyga release their collaboration “Contact.”

We expect that plenty of musicians are quarantined up right now creating their next masterpiece. In 12 months from now we’ll have fire after fire album release. Wiz Khalifa seems to already have that fire in queue, as he dropped off yet another new song late last night. The rapper released his DJ Mustard-featured single “Bammer” just two weeks ago, and now he’s back with an absolute banger for your quarantine living room parties, “Contact” featuring Tyga. Both records are about marijuana, each an ode to flowers in a different way.

“Bammer” has a hazy, jazzy vibe thanks to the sounds of a saxophone, and found Wiz warning of weak kush. “Contact” is the exact opposite, with a sleek, modern beat to go with rhymes about just how strong Wiz’s smoke is. The production from Ronny J is quick and tropical, for lack of a better word, it’s actually what you might expect if you were to search “Tyga type beat” in YouTube (I mean that in the best way possible).

Clearly Wiz Khalifa is gearing up for an album, and if these two recent releases indicate the direction he’s going, we’re all here for it. In the meantime, since you really don’t have anything else to do, you can watch Wiz show us how to roll a most perfect joint here.

Quotable Lyrics

Knew she was the one soon as she opened her mouth
Heard you from the West but built like you from the South
Your n**** always trippin’, don’t let you leave the house
Reminding me of my Impala when way she makin’ it bounce

– Wiz

 

M.I.A. Releases Her First Single In 3 Years, “OHMNI 202091”

M.I.A. / Patreon

M.I.A. / Patreon

M.I.A. returns from her three-year hiatus with a new single on her Patreon page.

M.I.A. is back.

M.I.A., Patreon, New SongPascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

The British rapper released her first song in three years for free on her Patreon page, Saturday night, on the 15th anniversary of her debut album Arular. M.I.A. began her Patreon back in January, saying new music and other creative projects should be expected to release on the page.

“The vision for Patreon is that this year I’m going to be going on a journey, release a new record and doing other creative projects and I wanted you guys to come with me,” she said.

“I’m going to try something different, which is basically to open up the conversation with my fans. So come and check me, subscribe, and let’s see what we can do together.”

The new track is on par with the hardest-hitting M.I.A. tracks of yore. She returns with a banging, experimental beat, and braggadocious lyrics. Check out “OHMNI 202091” here.

Quotable Lyrics:

My avatar floating like a shooting star
Caught on a dash cam of a cop car
Be careful of the games that’ll take u too far
What u manifest you should keep it on a parr

Childish Gambino Grapples With The Passage Of “Time” With Ariana Grande

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mcDJ Recording/RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment

Childish Gambino, or should we say, Donald Glover Presents, is joined by Ariana Grande on “Time,” off his new album, “3.15.20.”

Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover, and, apparently, Donald Glover Presents, tapped Ariana Grande to help him bring “Time” to life on his new album, 3.15.20. Gambino/Glover dropped the project for real this morning, after briefly sharing it through an online stream last weekend before removing it 12 hours later. The official album was released exactly seven days later, both under the artist credit “Donald Glover Presents” as a continuous play version, and under Childish Gambino as a track-by-track version. Among the 12 offerings is arguably one of the album’s greatest highlights, “Time.” The song features angelic vocals from Ariana Grande as well as from Brent Jones & The Best Life Singers choir, although neither are formally credited. The chorus of “Time” was actually first used in the film, Guava Island, starring Glover and Rihanna back in 2019.

On “Time” Gambino is struggling to come to terms with the fleeting nature of life. The track is reminiscent of Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer” from 2018, which is featured on 3.15.20 under the name, “42.26.” “Time” explores similar themes about, well, time, and our lack of direction that “Feels Like Summer” also tackles. The opening lyrics of “Time”—”Seven billion people/Tryna free themselves/Said a billion prayers/Tryna save myself/I can see it coming/But it’s moving fast”—bear a strikingly similarity to the beginning of “Feels Like Summer”‘s first verse—”Seven billion souls that move around the sun/Rolling faster, fast and not a chance to slow down/Slow down”—not only in their message but in Gambino’s sonic delivery. If anything, this serves to demonstrate how preoccupied the artist is with these concepts, and he illustrates his pondering with words and sound so beautifully.

Quotable Lyrics

Been through a hurricane
With the sunroof down
Dancing with no pain
We wait to see the sunrise

Run The Jewels Drop New Song “Yankee & The Brave” On IG

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Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Run The Jewels premiered a new track on Instagram, Sunday.

Run The Jewels dropped a new track, “Yankee & The Brave,” on their Instagram, Sunday, further teasing their highly anticipated next album.

The duo was set to open on for Rage Against The Machine for their upcoming tour, but with the Coronavirus plaguing the nation, its likely the entire tour could be canceled. For now, a series of upcoming shows have been postponed. Rage Against The Machine released the following statement regarding the situation:

Due to the current outbreak and ban on public gatherings, we are postponing the first part of our tour (March 26th – May 20th) with Run the Jewels. The safety and health of those who come to our shows is of the utmost importance to us. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for newly scheduled shows. As it stands, the July and August tour is still on and we will be in touch soon about rescheduled dates.

Check out Run The Jewels new track on the duo’s Instagram below.

Quotable Lyrics:

Waverunners, I’m a gunner
I’ma have your block hot as a sauna, all Summer
And I put that on Osama and my motherfucking Mama

21 Savage Joins Childish Gambino On “12.38”: Listen

RCA Records

RCA Records

Listen to a new collab off Donald Glover’s surprise album.

Last weekend, Childish Gambino came out of nowhere and launched a new website called DonaldGoverPresents, which featured a surprise album that was shortly taken down and later replaced with a countdown. Leaving fans confused and in the dark about his mysterious roll out, Gambino decided to come through early Sunday morning and make the untitled album officially available on streaming services.

Titled 3.15.20, the 12-track project contains song titles that are named after their timestamp on the album, with the exception of “Algorhythm” and “Time,” the latter of which features Ariana Grande on it. Another feature on the album is from fellow ATL rapper 21 Savage, who appears on the song “12:38” with Kadhja Bonet, which we’re highlighting for y’all right here.

Co-produced by Donald & DJ Dahi, listen to the new collab and let us know what you think. Stream the rest of the album right here.

Quotable Lyrics:

Drop it off (21), let me see if your booty soft
Gold mouth (Hold up, hold up), yes, I’m from the Dirty South
Lights out (Straight up), summertime, I brought the ice out
Pipes out (On God), all my shooters came from Moscow
Got a girl in Harvard, I talk proper when I call her (21)
Baby, I’m a baller, ain’t no way that I can rob ya (Straight up)
She don’t want no new friends, she just tryna buy her a new Benz (On God)
I’ve been counting M’s, me and Ben Franklin damn near kin

– 21 Savage

Kid Ink Twists Up On “Keep It Rollin Pt 2”

Via TIDAL

Via TIDAL

Kid Ink keeps one twisted up on the sequel to “Keep It Rollin.”

Kid Ink‘s signature blend of melody and rapping hasn’t failed him yet. He’s a favorite over here at HNHH and has been over the years so whenever he drops, it’s damn-near certain that it’s about to be some heat. This week, he’s provided some feel good vibes for the smokers with his latest record, “Keep It Rollin Pt. 2.” Canto and Litens concoct the hypnotizing production before Kid Ink glides in from space. Playing the lover boy and plug simultaneously, Ink weaves in and out of melodies with seduction and intoxicants. “Go on, take another hit and hold it,” he sings on the record. “Let it out your mouth but do it slowly/ Girl, we never stop, so keep it rollin’.”

Peep his new single below.

Quotable Lyrics
Ridin’ in that rocket feelin’ like the Jetsons
Topless, let your hair blow out another level, woah
Everytime I swerve, baby grab the cup
One hand on the wheel, one hand on her butt

 

The Weeknd Is Losing His “Faith” On “After Hours”: Listen

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Image via Republic Records

Listen to another standout from “After Hours.”

After much anticipation, The Weeknd came through this week and released his fourth studio album After Hours. While there are no features listed, the 14-track project includes contributions from Metro Boomin, Max Martin, Illangelo, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, and Oneohtrix Point Never to name a few. Serving as the perfect isolation album, filled with loner anthems for these dark, disconnected times we’re living in, one track in particular that we’re looking to highlight for y’all today is “Faith,” which finds Abel addressing his struggles with drugs & relationships.

“I’ve been sober for a year, now it’s time for me / To go back to my old ways, don’t you cry for me / Thought I’d be a better man, but I lied to me and to you,” he angelically sings on the chorus.

After Hours is dedicated to his loyal fan Lance, who passed away just days before its release. “You were one of the true original backbones of my XO fan base,” said The Weeknd. “I’m dedicating After Hours to you, my friend.” Look for The Weeknd in a city near you as he readies his upcoming “After Hours Tour,” which hopefully isn’t pushed back due to this coronavirus. We’ll keep you posted though.

Listen to “Faith” and let us know what you think! Stream the rest of After Hours right here on HNHH.

Quotable Lyrics:

Light a blunt up with the flame
Put that cocaine on a plate
Molly with the purple rain
‘Cause I lost my faith
So I cut away the pain, uh
Got it swimming in my veins
Now my mind is outta place, yeah
‘Cause I lost my faith

– Abel

 

The Weeknd Is Stuck In His Hedonistic Ways On “Too Late”

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The Weeknd’s “After Hours” is out now.

The Weeknd‘s had fans waiting for the release of After Hours which finally hit streaming services on Friday morning. Led by singles “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless,” the Toronto singer’s project is a reflection of the past and a prediction of the future of his career in a lot of ways. Moments like “Escape From LA” have remnants of his mixtapes while “Too Late” has the singer diving into the world of UK garage and European electronic music with his same old toxic behavior. Serving as track two on the project, “Too Late” is among one of the many highlights of the project as the singer reunites with Illangela and DaHeala who handle the project.

Check out “Too Late” below and sound off in the comments with your favorite song off of After Hours.

Quotable Lyrics
Don’t let me drown inside your arms
Bad thoughts inside my mind
When the darkness comes, you’re my light, baby

Buju Banton Grabs Tory Lanez For “Trust (Remix)”

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2020 Gargamel Music

Tory Lanez & Buju Banton add some more sauce to “Trust” with a rhythmic remix.

Ever since signing a deal with Roc Nation/Island Records, legendary artist Buju Banton has been dropping off some heat. Following the recent release of his hit single “Trust” in November, Banton has looked Northward to grab Tory Lanez for the remix. As you might now, Lanez is one of the most versatile artists in modern-day music, capable of spitting elite bars, impressive R&B, and even laying down some reggae and afrobeat inspired rhythms. Here, he more than rises to the task, matching Banton’s vibe with a confident and island-tinged verse.

Lyrically, Lanez is dedicated to one thing and one thing only — igniting the dancefloor and reaping the results. “Hot gyal, hot gyal, talks real pricey, move real bougie, action movie,” sings Lanez, heavy on the patois dialect. “All mandem have is backshot for the groupies.” Despite seldom engaging in songs of this nature, Tory is clearly up to the task — perhaps we’ll see a little bit more of this direction on the upcoming New Toronto 3, whenever that happens to drop.

What do you think of this new “Trust” remix — will you be turning to this one in place of the original?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Hot gyal, hot gyal, talks real pricey
Move real bougie, action movie
All mandem have is backshot for the groupies

Slim Thug Addresses The State Of Affairs With “This World”

Slim Thug New Music

Slim Thug New Music

Slim Thug comes through with his new single “This World,” a topical take on the ongoing state of affairs.

Everywhere you turn, you cannot escape the impact of the Coronavirus. It’s affecting our lives, your lives, and the lives of your favorite artists. People have plenty to say on the topic, and it’s no wonder that Slim Thug has taken to the booth to address the ongoing state of affairs. With a new album set to arrive next Friday, March 27th, the rapper has set it off with a reflective new single called “This World,” its message enhanced by some highly topical–and inevitably evocative–visuals.

Taking to a soulful sample packed with Southern charm, Slim spits some honest bars about his own come-up story. “So many in the pen moving too fast,” he spits. “Tried to tell them slow down but men make they own path / stay G, but please stay free, there’s too many ladies with babies without their family.” To drive home the significance of his message, Slim slides in a 2Pac interview sample, made all the more relevant through a reference to none other than Donald Trump.

We could all use a little perspective in this unprecedented time. Take a listen to “This World” and sound off below — will you be checking out Slim Thug’s upcoming album Thug Life next Friday?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

So many in the pen moving too fast
Tried to tell them slow down but men make they own path
Stay G, but please stay free, there’s too many ladies with babies without their family

Tamar Braxton Calls On Boyfriend To Star In Sultry “Crazy Kind of Love” Visual

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YouTube

Tamar Braxton shares her single “Crazy Kinda Love” that samples Whitney Houston’s classic jam “Saving All My Love For You.”

Putting her twist on Whitney Houston’s classic love song “Saving All My Love For You” is Tamar Braxton who delivered a sultry jam on Friday (March 20). The Braxton Family Values star comes from a family of famous singers, so it’s unsurprising that she delivered a stellar performance on her latest R&B single. “Crazy Kind of Love” comes courtesy of famed producer Hitmaka as the two artists partnered up on the single that also acts as the first release from the True to the Game II: Gena’s Story soundtrack.

Tamar Braxton also stars in the film alongside noteworthy names including Vivica Fox, Rotimi, Faith EvansWaka Flocka, Jeremy Meeks, and Andra Fuller. Along with the audio release of “Crazy Kind of Love” comes the music video that stars Tamar’s real-life boyfriend, David Adefeso, who strips down to his skivvies and shows the world what he’s working with. Check it out and let us know your thoughts on the R&B single.

Quotable Lyrics

If you didn’t notice
I don’t like to share
Without it, you notice
I still need you there

Oh, I try, oh, I try
To keep you by my side
Picture perfect from afar
I want you
Got a crazy kind of love for you

The Weeknd Looks Into The Windows Of The Soul On “In Your Eyes”

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The Weeknd XO, Inc

The Weeknd is projected to steal the No. 1 spot on the charts and “After Hours” was released just a few hours ago.

You never know what strange characters and life-altering experiences you’ll encounter when night falls, and that’s the essence that The Weeknd brings with his film soundtrack-esque recent release After Hours. “You can find love, fear, friends, enemies, violence, dancing, sex, demons, angels, loneliness, and togetherness all in the After Hours of the night,” says The Weeknd.

The singer shared his record-breaking, highly-anticipated project on Friday (March 20), and it has been the talk of social media since it dropped at midnight. It’s been four years since the world has received Starboy, an album that received high praise from critics, fans, and fellow artists alike. After Hours continues with the pop-electronica-dance-R&B blend that makes The Weeknd an artist who stands in a genre all his own, and while there are plenty of vibes to be had with the record, we’ll highlight “In Your Eyes” this time around.

“In Your Eyes” is reminiscent of the radio hits that fans love from The Weeknd, so give it a listen and share your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

I tried to find love
In someone else too many times
But I hope you know I mean it (Mean it)
When I tell you you’re the one that was on my mind, oh

 

John Legend Samples Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” For “Actions” Single

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Spotify

John Legend promised fans that his next album is coming sometime this year, so enjoy his latest single “Actions” with a classic hip hop sample.

He first previewed his new song during his online concert that he performed for fans just days ago, and now John Legend has returned with the studio version of his single “Actions.” The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter’s career has been intimately woven with hip hop, so it’s no surprise that Legend samples a rap classic, putting a spin on Dr. Dre‘s “The Next Episode” featuring Snoop DoggKurupt, and Nate Dogg—a song that samples David Axelrod and David McCallum’s “The Edge.”

On “Actions,” John Legend laments over a love gone wrong as he takes the blame for not putting forth the proper energy into his relationship. As he says in the chorus, “actions speak louder than words.” It doesn’t seem like he has to worry about those issues in his real life as he often boasts about how happily married he is to entrepreneur wife Chrissy Teigen. Listen to “Actions” by John Legend and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Here I go again, with another love song that I wasted
Just another love run out of patience
She don’t want it, she don’t need it
Every other word coming from my pen
She throw back in my face, saying where you been
I sound so poetic but it feels like I let it slip away, slip away

 

Young Chris, Wale, & Guapdad 4000 Trade Verses On “Ryu & Ken”

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YouTube – EMPIRE

Young Chris, Wale, & Guapdad 4000 share the spotlight on their chorus-less single “Ryu & Ken.”

Three artists who have very distinctive sounds are WaleYoung Chris, and Guapdad 4000. The trio may seem like an unlikely group to link up on a track, but early Friday morning (March 20), they delivered a stream of bars on their single “Ryu & Ken.” The song’s name and cover artwork are nods to Street Fighter characters who are both friends and rivals.

For a little over two minutes, the three rappers share a sonic space by rapping a few bars before another artist interjects with their turn. This isn’t a track with a catchy chorus or repetition that you can hold onto; these are straightforward bars that hop from Young Chris to Wale to a soft-spoken Guapdad 4000 (or some variation of order), so check out “Ryu & Ken” and let us know your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

I want the presidents to represent me
Raise hell ’til our demons figure out how to pray
Andele andale E.I. E.I
These rappers Speedy Gonzalez
They rap and be gone

Lupe Fiasco Surprises Fans With Jazzy “Tokyo Freeze”

Lupe Fiasco Instagram

Lupe Fiasco Instagram

Lupe Fiasco worked with Robert Glasper on “Tokyo Freeze,” a track that he shared on Instagram.

He may give Robert Glasper a nod for the beat to “Tokyo Freeze,” but hip hop fans recognize a Watch The Throne‘s “No Church in the Wild” sample when they hear it. Artists are giving us gems as the world has been separated due to social distancing from this COVID-19 pandemic. The other day, Lupe shared a video of himself offering up a few words of wisdom for people who have been panicking during this strange time in history. As he’s had to cancel a few of his upcoming live shows, Lupe Fiasco decided to drop off a little something for the fans who are locked inside.The rapper spits rhymes over the jazzy, live, jam session beat and sounds as if he’s delivering a freestyle on the spot. Lupe hasn’t shared much information about the track, but he did offer it up on Instagram and it’s received a warm welcome from fans. Check it out below and let us know what you think of Lupe Fiasco’s latest.

Quotable Lyrics

Camouflage colored
Chamomile on the battlefield
A relax and chill
Dapper Dan daffodils
Two Gs worth of recording gear to make reports for your ears

Snoop Dogg Assists Sasha Banks On “Sky’s The Limit” Remix

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Sasha Banks’ entrance music for WWE gets the Snoop Dogg treatment.

Snoop Dogg‘s family tree includes some very talented people such as Brandy and Ray J as well as WWE’s Sasha Banks. Snoop and Sasha are first cousins and the rapper’s admitted to helping the pro-wrestler develop her in-ring persona. As she readies for WWE Wrestlemania, she’s released the remix of her entrance theme music featuring none other than her older cousin. That’s right, Snoop jumped on the remix for her entrance music. Though he doesn’t really drop many bars, Snoop Dogg’s grandiose persona alone amplifies the record. He does, however, flip an iconic bar from “Drop It Like It’s Hot” to big up his cousin.

Wrestlemania 36 takes place on April 5th and 6th, though there’s apparently several wrestlers hoping its postponed in wake of COVID-19. It’s unclear if Sasha Banks is one of them but she did express her disappointment that the annual WWE event would go on without an audience.

Quotable Lyrics
She’s a legit boss but y’all knew that
The Big Boss Dogg, yeah I had to do that
That’s my family and we so G
Bow down to the new champ of WWE

 

Lecrae & YK Osiris Connect On “Set Me Free”

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2020 Reach Records / Columbia

Lecrae delivers his new single “Set Me Free,” bringing YK Osiris into the fold for some vocals.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Lecrae, but as of now his brand new single “Set Me Free” is available in select international markets; the full track arrives tomorrow, at midnight to be precise. In the meantime, fans can see what the Christian rapper has in store as he slides through with an upbeat and uplifting YK Osiris-assisted banger. Taking to production from GAWVI, the Reach Records signee slides effortlessly over the beat exuding his unique brand of gospel.

“On my momma, I can’t take no more, so miss me with that drama, get your commas,” he raps, over the track’s bouncy instrumental. “Get your records straight, get your facts straight, hold me down I rise up on ’em like the tax rate / Keep my path straight, never lack faith.” For the most part, “Set Me Free” is about the healing process, in which inner peace can be found by simply letting go of the darker emotions. It seems to be a battle he understands well; if this one is any indication, Lecrae has emerged victorious.

Check out the new single now, and keep an eye out for his upcoming full-length effort. Are you excited for new music from Lecrae?

QUOTABLE LYRICS

On my momma, I can’t take no more so miss me with that drama,
Get your commas
Get your records straight, get your facts straight
Hold me down I rise up on em like the tax rate
Keep my path straight, never lack faith

Two bonus tracks, “Right” and “Floating,” have been added to Mac Miller’s posthumous album Circles for a deluxe edition. After originally dropping the expanded version exclusively on CD, the late rapper’s estate has made the songs available for streaming.

Both cuts have been uploaded to Miller’s official YouTube channel. “Right” and “Floating” can also be streamed on the Circles deluxe edition, which has been released on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.

The posthumous album Circles was first released on January 17. The LP was produced by Jon Brion, who was working on the project with Miller prior to the Warner Records artist’s death in 2018.

STREAM MAC MILLER’S POSTHUMOUS ALBUM ‘CIRCLES’

Check out Miller’s “Right” and “Floating” above. Stream the deluxe edition of Circles below.

Khujo Goodie sat down with VladTV to discuss the typical bevy of topics presented by the YouTube series’ host. At one point, the subject of “trappin” came up and the Goodie Mob MC didn’t hesitate to give André 3000 credit for being the first artist to use the word in a song.

“The word ‘trappin’ was given to me from the streets,” he explains in the clip. “It was nothing that I made up, set up and came up with T-R-A-P. It was already made up in the streets that that’s what they was gonna call what we was doing at that time.

“And plus, Dre was the first one to say ‘trap’ anyway on Southernplayalistic on ‘Player’s Ball.’  He was the first one to really say the word ‘trap.’ As far as selling contraband to your own people in a broke down house, I think that might have came after Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, but it was way other people doing that, too. They just didn’t call it that. Like Ghetto Mafia, they was in Decatur doing they thing.”

“Player’s Ball” was released in 1994 and came from Outkast’s debut album, the aforementioned Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. But despite Khujo’s statement, the word “trap” doesn’t appear anywhere in the song — not from Dre, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown or Peaches.

KHUJO GOODIE SAYS GOODIE MOB GOT MUMBLE RAP TREATMENT FROM EAST COAST & WEST COAST

Throughout Goodie Mob and Outkast’s careers, there have been plenty of references to the “trap” on songs such as “Snappin & Trappin” from Outkast’s 2000 album Stankonia and Goodie Mob’s “Thought Process,” which dropped in 1995.

Check out the lyrics for “Player’s Ball” below.

[Intro: Rico Wade]
Man, the scene was so thick
Lowriders, ’77 Sevilles, El Dogs
Nothing but them ‘Lacs
All the players, all the hustlers
I’m talking bout a black man heaven here, nahmsayin, yeah

[Verse 1: Andre 3000]
It’s beginning to look a lot like, what?
Follow my every step
Take notes on how I crept
I’s bout to go in depth
This is the way I creep my season, here’s my ghetto rep
I kept, to say the least no, no it can’t cease
So I begin to piece my two and two together
Gots no snowy weather, have to find something to do better, bet
I said subtract, so shut up that, nonsense about some silent night
I gots it crunk, if it ain’t real, ain’t right
I’m like no matter what the season
Forever chill with Smith
I sip my fifth, I chill with Wesson, got my reasons

So tell me what did you expect
You thought I’d break my neck, to help y’all deck the halls
Oh naw, I got other means of celebrating

I’m getting blizzard at HoJo, I got that hoochie waiting
I made it through another year can’t ask for nothing much more
It’s OutKast for the books I thought you knew so now you know, let’s go

[Hook: Sleepy Brown]
All the players came from far and wide
Wearing afros and braids, kicking them gangsta rides
Now I’m here to tell you there’s a better day
When the player’s ball is happening, all day ery’day

[Verse 2: Big Boi]
Halle-lu-jah, halle-lu-jah
Y’know I do some things more different than I used to
‘Cause I’m a player, doing what the players do
The package store was closed, okay my day is ruined

This is ridiculous, I’m getting serious, I’m getting curious
‘Cause the house is smelling stank, the chitlins old as bitches

I made no wishes cause I’m mobbing folk niggas in the back
Getting tipsy off the nog and high as hell off the contact smoke
They having a smoke out in my back seat

They passing herb rewinding verses ’cause it’s in the air
I hit the parks, I hit the cuts, I’m hitting switches
‘Cause I’m switching from side to side looking for hoes and snitches

I’m wide open on the freeway, my pager broke my vibe
‘Cause a junkie is a junkie three-sixty-five

It’s just another day of work to me the spirit just ain’t in me
Grab my pistol and my ounce see what them junkies gotta give me

‘Cause it’s like that, yeah
Forever pimpin’, never slippin’, that’s how it is

[Hook: Sleepy Brown]
All the players came from far and wide
Wearing afros and braids, kicking them gangsta rides
Now I’m here to tell you there’s a better day
When the player’s ball is happening, all day ery’day

[Verse 3: Big Boi]
Ain’t no chimneys in the ghetto so I won’t be hanging my socks on no chimney
I’m fit as a tick, fix me a plate, I got the remedy
Some greens and that ham
, not
Don’t need no ham hocks, don’t play me like I’m smoking rocks
I got the munchies, we got the Mary Jane in the Dungeon
Just to let you niggas know in ’93, that’s how we coming

So ho ho hoes, check my king-ass ‘fro
The gin and juice has got me tipsy so, um

[Verse 4: André 3000]
It goes, give me ten, and I’ll serve you then, now we bend
The corner in my Cadillac
My heart does not go pitty-pat for no rat
I’m leaning back, my elbow’s out the window
Coke, rum and indo fills my body, where’s the party?
We roll deep, we dip to Underground, see a lot of hoes around
I spit my game while waiting countdown
A five, fo’, a three, two, here comes the one

A new year has begun, P-Funk, spark another one

[Hook: Sleepy Brown]
All the players came from far and wide
Wearing afros and braids, kicking them gangsta rides
Now I’m here to tell you there’s a better day
When the player’s ball is happening, all day ery’day

[Outro: Peaches]
Here’s a little something for the players out there hustling
Getting down for theirs
From East Point, College Park, Decatur, Da ‘Briar

You know, niggas worldwide
Down, for theirs

[Hook: Sleepy Brown]
All the players came from far and wide
Wearing afros and braids, kicking them gangsta rides
Now I’m here to tell you there’s a better day
When the player’s ball is happening, all day ery’day

Lizzo, Anderson .Paak & More Asking Trump, Congress To Help Music Community Survive

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The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on the entertainment industry. As festivals and concerts continue to get postponed or canceled, those who depend on those events to feed their families are being left to fend for themselves.

In an effort to ease to financial impact of the virus, Lizzo, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, Gwen Stefani, Diplo and several other industry stars have signed a letter from the Music Artists Coalition asking Donald Trump to provide some relief to the music community and slow the “existential threat” posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

It specifically asks for help for the “hundreds of thousands of people whose livelihoods depend on the live music business.”

John Mayer, Maren Morris, Dave Matthews, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Mark Ronson, Meghan Trainor, Sheryl Crow, Charli XCX, the Doobie Brothers, Tim McGraw, Troye Sivan, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Def Leppard and Idina Menzel are among the other artists who’ve signed the letter.

“[T]he concert business is as drastically and negatively impacted as the airlines and the hospitality industries, despite a lack of media attention,” the letter states. “The men and women who work tirelessly to bring live music to fans are unable to work from home and have no alternative means of supporting themselves and their families… Concerts are not just about the headliner: the foundation of live music are the touring musicians, truck and bus drivers, stagehands, production teams, crews who handle lighting, sound, equipment, security, and so many others do not have any option for work as there are no live events for the foreseeable future.

SXSW CANCELED FOR 1ST TIME IN 34 YEARS OVER CORONAVIRUS

“The music industry is facing an existential threat that is unprecedented — the touring business as we know it has disappeared without warning and without a safety net for hundreds of thousands of people. MAC believes the impacted people in the music industry are one of the groups most in need of government assistance.”

As reported by Variety, the Recording Academy also issued a letter to Congress on Wednesday (March 18) asking leaders to “protect our nation’s musicians, performers, songwriters, and studio professionals,” particularly “self-employed gig workers,” and provide “tax benefits, interest-free loans and direct support for small businesses and nonprofits.”

In the wake of the pandemic, major festivals such as SXSW, Coachella and Bonnarroo have been canceled or postponed.

Check out the Music Artists Coalition letter in full below.

The cancellation of concerts, tours, and festivals means that the musicians and crews who make every concert a special experience for music fans are now out of a job and have no other way to pay rent or put food on the table. Concerts are not just about the headliner: the foundation of live music are the touring musicians, truck and bus drivers, stagehands, production teams, crews who handle lighting, sound, equipment, security, and so many others do not have any option for work as there are no live events for the foreseeable future.

The cancellation of concerts, festivals, and tours has brought an abrupt end to income for hundreds of thousands of people. For these dedicated individuals, it is not an unwillingness, but an inability, to work, when all concerts, tours, and recording sessions are canceled or indefinitely postponed. While some concerts will be rescheduled, it is inevitable that many will be canceled and unable to find a venue in which to perform when this crisis has passed.

The music industry is facing an existential threat that is unprecedented – the touring business as we know it has disappeared without warning and without a safety net for hundreds of thousands of people. MAC believes the impacted people in the music industry are one of the groups most in need of government assistance.

Thank you for leading the fight to ensure Americans are able to pay their bills and survive these trying times.

Sincerely,

Adam Dorn
Adrianne Duncan
Alex Sugarman
Ali Harnell
Alicia Spillias
Aloe Blacc
Amy Lee (Evanescence)
Anderson .Paak
Anthony Rossomando
Anthony Russo
Ari Herstand
August Roads
BANKS
Ben Rector
Bernie Taupin
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Bloque
Boombox Cartel
Brandon Robert Young
Brian Lee
Burt Bacharach
Charli XCX
Chloe Flower
Clare Bowen
Cody Tarpley
Cold War Kids
Coran Capshaw
Crywolf
Danica Pinner
Danny Parker
Dark Water
Dave Matthews
David Brownstein
David Murillo
Def Leppard
Deva Mahal
Diplo
Don Henley
Drew Holcomb
Dustin O’Halloran
Elizabeth Crbe
Elliot Grofman
FIDLA
Gabe Rosales
Garrett Edson
George Ritter
Grady
Gwen Stefani
Harlan Silverman
Idina Menzel
Irving Azoff
J Ross Parrelli
Jack Quinn
JC Dwyer
JD Souther
Jean-Pierre Durand
Jeff Russo
Jeffrey Rivera
Jennifer Nettles
Jeremy Silver
Jerrod Bettis (p/k/a “Skins”)
Jim Cicconi
Joe Walsh
John Mayer
John Silva
Jon Levine
Jonny Pierce (p/k/a “The Drums”)
Jordan Bromley
Jordan Davis
Jordan Palmer
Julian Casablancas
Karen Fairchild
Kat Dahlia
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
Kenny Loggins
Kerry Brown
Kimber Kristy
Kito
Kristen Foster
Kristian Bush
KSHMR
Kyler England
Larkin Poe
Leslie Odom Jr
Lincoln Jesser
Linda Perry
Lionel Andie
Lionel Richie
Little Big Town
Lizzo
Lostboycrow
Louis Bell
Louis Schoorl
Lucie Silvas
Lucy Levinsohn
Lunchmoney Lewis
MAG
Mandy Dickson
Maren Morris
Mark Ronson
MAX
Meghan Trainor
Michelle Lewis
Mitch Allan
Moana Avvenenti
Morgan Kibby/White Sea
M-Phazes
Nancy Kuo
Nick Seeley
Niia
NoMBe
ODESZA
Omar Waqor
Pat Monahan
Paul Stanley
Pepe Aguilar
Pussy Riot
Randy Belculfine
Robert Longoria
Rory Andrew (p/k/a “Wynne”)
Saint Astonia
Sam Martin
Sammy Witte
Sara Bareilles
Shane McAnally
Sheryl Crow
Showtek
Sirah
Slash
Slightly Stoopid
Spoon
Steve Jordan
Steve Miller
Steve Perry
Stevie Nicks
Stint
Stone Temple Pilots
Susan Genco
T Collar
The Doobie Brothers
The White Buffalo
Tim Lillis
Tim McGraw
Tom Meredith
Troye Sivan
Verdine White
Walk Off The Earth
Zach Dawes
Zach Sutton

Mac Miller’s “Circles (Deluxe)” Includes “Floating”

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The deluxe edition to Mac Miller’s “Circles” is out now.

The world lost a true genius when Mac Miller passed. The rapper, vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist was really coming into his own and the final project he released before his death, Swimming, was a testament to that. His estate released his first posthumous album, Circles in January, following it up with the deluxe version earlier today including two new songs, “Floating” and “Right.” The former closes out the project with a soulful yet psychedelic vibe. Thundercat lends his skills for the bassline on the track, bringing his signature psychedelic stylings with some background vocals as well while Mac’s soulful delivery brings a euphoric feel to the track.

Jon Brion helped complete Circles which he revealed was being worked on as a companion piece to Swimming before Mac’s death. Peep “Floating” below and check out the deluxe version right here.

Quotable Lyrics
When I can finally get away
Soarin’ uncontrollably
Gravity ain’t holdin’ me down
Maybe I, I’ll fly to your front door some time
When I can finally get away

DVSN Announce New Album With Single “Between Us”

2020 OVO Sound

2020 OVO Sound

OVO’s dvsn have come through with the sincere and seductive “Between Us,” the latest single from their upcoming album.

It’s been a minute since we’ve gotten a full-legnth from Toronto duo dvsn, but the pair have officially revealed than plans of their triumphant return. On April 17th, dvsn will be dropping off their third album A Muse In Her Feelings, released via OVO Sound. We recently caught a glimpse at the project through lead single “A Muse,” and now they’ve decided to bring Snoh Aalegra into the mix for the follow-up.

“Between Us” finds producer Nineteen85 harnassing that nostalgic energy and flipping a classic Usher sample to masterful results. Daniel Daley’s smooth vocals set things off, as he sings “Let me start by sayin’ sorry, some days I take your time for granted / You could be the star in my universe if I just took time to plan it.” Alas, it would appear we have nothing but time these days, but the sentiment holds true.

Still, his honeyed words might not be enough to convince Aalegra, playing the part of the lover scorned. “Don’t be sorry, just be careful, baby, Know my heart is fragile,” she warns. “Don’t say shit that you don’t really mean, cause that’s just hard to handle.” By the song’s end, however, both parties manage to find common ground and engage in Dr. Marvin Gaye’s favorite prescription. A sincere and seductive effort from the acclaimed R&B group, expect A Muse In Her Feelings to be another win for the OVO duo. Look for that to arrive this April.

QUOTABLE LYRICS

Don’t be sorry, just be careful, baby
Know my heart is fragile
Don’t say shit that you don’t really mean
‘Cause that’s just hard to handle

Kevin Gates Refuses To Switch Up On “Always Be Gangsta Freestyle”

Bread Winners' Asssociation

Bread Winners’ Asssociation

Kevin Gates unleashes a new freestyle to remind us that he will “Always Be Gangsta.”

Kevin Gates is not afraid of anything. Since his release from prison two years ago, the Baton Rouge general has changed his life exponentially. He is trying to be a better man, spending quality time with his family and watching his son and daughter grow up to be contributing members of society. Through the release of I’m Him, Gates shifted gears slightly, focusing his lyrical content on his life as a 34-year-old, no longer hustling in the streets to make ends meet. Although that side of him is not too far removed, he knows that he has been conditioned to never fully change, reminding the public that he’ll “Always Be Gangsta” in a new freestyle.

Releasing his most recent musical addition on all streaming services today, Kevin Gates is sending a message on the “Always Be Gangsta Freestyle.” The original Bread Winner goes for fast flows and off-the-dome rhymes that deal with his past activity in the trap. He may not need to run the streets anymore but he’s still got control where it matters.

Listen to the latest drop from Kevin Gates below and let us know how it compares to his other material.

Kevin Gates
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Quotable Lyrics:

Your moral compass is all you got
Life in general cold sport
The higher-ups gon’ play polite
The system still do what they want
Cool to kick it, but always remember that you still a n***a when you go to court
Been in that blender with plenty of course
Blemish my image, ain’t get no awards