He also spits rhymes weaving in the names of other rappers.
Common has been touring his memoir Let Love Have the Last Word, an autobiography where the rapper made revelations that shocked his longtime fans. Not long after the book’s release, Common held a listening party for his forthcoming album, a record that is said to share the same name as his memoir.“This album is called Let Love Have the Last Word,” he told his guests. “It’s inspired by the book that I just released. I started this album because my team was like, ‘With the release of the book, maybe you should do some music’ and it kinda really sparked me in a way. This book was something really personal and I was going to places that I never went to in my life. So I was thinking as an artist to be able to do the same thing.”
Today he’s released his single “HER Love” featuring Daniel Caesar and Dwele; a track that pays homage to women who have acted as both Common’s rocks and his backbone. The accompanying visual shows a series of women of all shapes and sizes as he praises their strength through adversity. The rapper uses one verse to give nods to hip hop and his fellow artists including A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Jay Z, YG, J. Cole, Cardi B, Jaden Smith, Gucci Mane, and more. Check it out and let us know what you think.
In young thugs, you see a future
You recognize little uzi ain’t here to shoot ya
At 21, you knew I was savage
But you said “Common you will never be average”
It’s a Cole World, we need Jay
If you can dot com, you can dot K
You rock 2 Chainz, keep your mind free
You see a Malcolm X and a YG
Tyga Didn’t Plan To Make An Album, But Couldn’t Deny The Party Vibe Of “Legendary”
The rapper sees the big 3-0 as a “coming-of-age.”
He may have recently released an album titled Legendary, but Tyga doesn’t believe he’s reached that status level just yet. As his 30th birthday approaches, the rapper says he’s finding the balance between remaining a prolific artist in rap while also preventing himself from burning out. The platinum-selling artist sat down with Billboardto chat about his latest record and the longevity of his career.
Legendary saw Tyga link up with a number of artists, including his longtime friend and collaborator, Chris Brown. “I think it’s always better when you make music with somebody that you know and is a person you have history with,” Tyga said of the Indigo star. “We’ve been friends for almost 10 years now, and we’ve been making music for that long. So it was very nostalgic. It was important to get him on the album because we haven’t done anything big since ‘Ayo’ [in 2015]. But ‘February Love’ [from this album] is just funny, because I feel like Chris likes making party records with me and I like making R&B records with him.’
Tyga has an impressive number of hit singles under his belt, but he took the time to name off some of his favorite collaborations. “‘Go Loko” [with YG] is definitely one of my favorites because we got to have fun with that record,” he said. “[Chris Brown’s 2011 single] ‘Deuces’ is always going to be a classic. The record that me and Nicki [Minaj] did, ‘Dip,’ was fun too, because I was in the studio with her. I went to her house, we sat there and she wrote the record. Being there while she was recording reminded me of old Young Money days when we all used to be in the studio together.”
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Meanwhile, the rapper is approaching the big 3-0 with enthusiasm and no regrets. “There’s definitely still room for improvement,” Tyga said. “I think turning 30 is like a coming-of-age. That’s who you want to be. You’re just secure with yourself, and more patient. It’s almost confirmed like this is who you’re going to be. Your decision is final. When you’re younger, you just feel like you got all the time in the world. Especially for a rapper. I mean, Lil Wayne was ahead of his time, but [being 30 is] when people just 1000 percent believe you. If you look at like some of the best rappers out — Pusha T, Rick Ross, Wayne, Drake, Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye [West] — there’s just something about your thirties that’s just the real deal. Your background is solidified.”
B.o.B. Drops Off Visual To “Southmatic” Single, “The Elephant”
Bobby Ray has come through with a trippy music video.
Early Friday morning, B.o.B. delivered his latest effort Southmatic. The rapper previously told fans that he was hanging up his hip hop hat with his album NAGA, but it looks as if he changed his mind and crafted a hip hop album that is helping to breathe new life into the culture. Continuing the buzz around his hot record, the Southern-raised artist has dropped the trippy visual to his single, “The Elephant,” a track that samples LL Cool J‘s classic 1985 track “You’ll Rock.”
Because of B.o.B.’s controversial stances on political issues, the rapper has been often discounted artistically. Wherever you stand with B.o.B.’s personal opinions on conspiracy theories or flat earth ideas, the rapper has unleashed on Southmatic to engineer a well-crafted album, especially lyrically. We anticipate that B.o.B. has much more in store visually as he’s also recently dropped music videos for his singles “Magic Number” and “Ol’ Dirty Bastard.” Check out “The Elephant” and let us know your thoughts.
Virginia Beach’s Boogie teams up with Nottz and Conway for his new single.
Virginia Beach via Brooklyn rapper Boogie is a force to be reckoned with and clearly, he’s coming to eat everyone’s food this summer. He just blessed fans with his project, Gerald at the beginning of the year and he’s getting ready to release a brand new project in the foreseeable future. With the help of Conway, the two link up for the latest single off of Boogie’s new project. The two rapper’s pride themselves on their bars. On “Details,” the two rappers connect on a dusty, sample-based instrumental provided by Nottz. Conway slides through on the first verse, delivering vivid bars about his come-up. Boogie follows suits and flexes with an East Coast-centric delivery.
Peep Boogie’s new track with Conway below and keep your eyes peeled for Goat Eater.
Quotable Lyrics They say my music give ’em a different feel
I’m still sellin’ cookies like I’m Mrs. Field
Youngest, 17 movin’ fishes still
Just to see how the Richard Mille on the wrists’ feel
Nicki Minaj’s Boyfriend Pleads Guilty To Latest Charges
The rising rapper was arrested last year.
4Hunnid artist Sad Boy Loko has reportedly pleaded not guilty on charges of attempted murder. Rapper YG‘s artist was arrested in connection with a July 2018 incident that left a man only identified as “AS” clinging for his life. According to documents, on July 22, AS was in the company of two minors as they were driving around trying to sell drugs—marijuana, mushrooms, ecstasy, and acid—that AS had stashed in his backpack. During their trip, they reportedly picked up Loko, real name Mario Hernandez Pacheco, and later met up with another man identified as Yellow Shirt.
Things allegedly went awry when Yellow Shirt took out a knife and tried to rob AS. When AS said he would call the cops, everyone in the car reportedly beat AS. The victim was later transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for his significant injuries. When police arrived, he named his assailants. Everyone involved was arrested aside from Yellow Shirt who has yet to be located.
According to the Santa Barbara Independent, Sad Boy’s attorneys state that AS’s description of their client to the police doesn’t align with what he looks like. They also claim that there’s no forensic evidence linking Sad Boy to the assault and their client allegedly placed two calls during the time when the incident was supposed to have occurred. Meanwhile, the rapper has been denied bail and will return to court on July 26.