On Wednesday (July 15th), Cudi hopped on Twitter to interact with fans a bit, admitting that the app can be “exciting” sometimes. In response to one of his tweets, a fan asked if he would have “more songs with em” in the near future, to which Cudi replied, “I think so!!” While it’s not much, this definitely shuts down any speculation that their collab was a one-time thing, and hopefully means that we’ll be hearing some more Em x Cudi sooner than later.
Migos might have the world anticipating their forthcoming album but unfortunately, they’re dealing with some serious legal troubles behind closed curtains. According to Variety, the Atlanta trio have filed a lawsuit against their long-time lawyer Damien Granderson on claims that he “abused his position of trust as Migos’ fiduciary from the moment he was retained as Migos’ lawyer” as well as cheating Migos “out of millions” and a “glaring conflicts of interest.” Granderson also represents Migos label, Quality Control Music.
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The group is seeking “millions of dollars,” though it hasn’t been defined just how much they’re looking for. Granderson’s alleged malpractice and unjust enrichment have led them to file the lawsuit. Granderson has been with the group since their early days including when they signed to 300 Ent. The lawsuit accuses Granderson of costing them “millions of dollars” after negotiating an arrangement for Migos to leave 300 Ent. for Capitol.
The lawsuit alleges that Granderson “concealed” the fact that Quality Control landed a deal with Capitol Records that “would allow Capitol to distribute all albums that QCM produced and that QCM was actually profiting far more handsomely than was apparent from the face of the documents that Granderson personally presented to Migos for immediate execution.” It adds that a revision of the contract in 2018 “triggered an extension of the exclusive recording agreement between QCM and Migos, which Granderson knew to contain terms that were unconscionable for Migos.”
Granderson’s accused of “betray[ing] Migos when he failed disclose both the complete nature of his relationship with QCM and the complete nature of the conflict in representing both QCM and Migos” as well as taking a larger cut than is normal in the legal field.
Pee of Quality Control has since issued a response to the lawsuit on Instagram. “It is unfortunate that the same people that we have worked hard for,provided opportunities for, and championed for are now alleging that we have participated in any kind of immoral or unfair business practices or took advantage of them and their careers, especially while we are dealing with the death of an artist on our label that was dear to us,” he wrote. “Everyone has their own lawyers. I understand in this business that you are not always going to end with the people you started with. I say that to say, I am not forcing anybody to be in business with us that has a problem and cannot communicate and does not want to work as a unit. Everything is negotiable. I wish my whole team more money, more blessings, and continued success.”
During a time of utter turmoil in the world with a pandemic and protests demanding for change, it feels like someone like Joey Bada$$ can provide some insightful thoughts to get us through the times. Possibly the gut-wrenching truth that we must swallow or an optimistic take on the current affairs that’ll give hope, Joey’s forthcoming release this Friday will be received with a warm-welcome regardless.
Earlier this week, Joey confirmed new music was on the way following months of teasing fans. Though it began with revamping his Instagram page, he shared the cover art for a 3-song pack he’s readying to release tomorrow. He refused to call it an EP so we’ll just call it a small project for the time being. The project includes three songs and it appears that Joey already has a music video in the stash ready to let loose. He took to the ‘Gram where he shared a quick visual trailer for the single, “The Light.”
Joey Bada$$ new music video will likely kick off a bigger campaign for his official follow-up to 2017’s All AmeriKKKan Bada$$. The rapper hasn’t released much music since then but he has been working on acting as well as songwriting. Check out the trailer below.
We continue to fight against anti-Black racism with our daily choices but a renewed importance has been placed on music to help heal the wounds we’ve all suffered this year. Announcing the new release date for the Chilombo deluxe edition, Jhené finally dropped the tracklist and generated some hype toward the end of this week.
With so much new music being released at the culmination of this week, including two new songs from DJ Khaled and Drake, Jhené Aiko has thrown her name in the hat as she will be dropping her deluxe on July 17.
The new version will include a total of nine new offerings, including features from Kehlani, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Mila J, Wiz Khalifa, and more. It will close with a song titled “Summer 2020,” which will surely offer some of Jhené’s commentary about how things have been thus far between the coronavirus and protests.
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Keep an eye out for the new deluxe edition of her album, releasing in two days.
Kelly Rowland looked back on how difficult it was to constantly be compared to fellow Destiny’s Child member, Beyoncé.
Kelly Rowland may count Beyoncé as one of her best friends for life, but that doesn’t mean the constant comparisons between her and her fellow Destiny’s Child member weren’t absolute “torture.” During the latest episode of The Voice Australia, Kelly’s mentee, Chris Sebastian, opened up to her about about living in the shadow of his older brother, an experience that the songstress could certainly relate to. “I know this feeling,” she told him. “Can you imagine what it’s like being in a group with Beyoncé?”
“I would just torture myself in my head,” she recalled. “Like, I can’t wear this dress because they’re going to say it’s like Bey. Or, I can’t have a song like that because it sounds too much like Bey. They’re gonna compare anyways.”
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“I would be lying if I said no, it’s never bothered me. That’s bull,” she confessed. “There was a whole decade, if I am being completely honest, a decade, where it was like the elephant in the room. It was the thing that would constantly be on my shoulder.” However, Kelly’s since found her own success as a solo artist in the many years since Destiny’s Child went their separate ways, and the ladies have even come together for several reunions over the years.