2020 has been off to a great start creatively, for the music industry! Alicia Keys has announced to fans that she will be releasing a project titled, A.L.I.C.I.A on March 20th of this year. Recently, Alicia shared her song, “Underdog” with fans following her release of songs, “Show Me Love” and “Time Machine.”
A.L.I.C.I.A. will be the New York singer’s seventh studio album, as she hasn’t released an album since her 2016 album titled, “HERE” released on November 4th.
“Let’s go this album is crazyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!” said her husband Swizz Beatz. Recently the power couple has been in the headlines following the drama between the couple and Swizz Beatz’s baby mother, Jahna Sebastian. Hopefully, Alicia will use that as fuel to get fans back to that soulful R&B. Regardless, its good to see Alicia stepping back on the music scene, we can’t wait to hear what the singer has in store!
After a successful 2019 run, Dreamville has reloaded their Revenge 3 effort with new tracks, because clearly we couldn’t have heard everything from that massive session they hosted. When announcing the release of two new singles, the collective announced the deluxe will drop on January 16.
To prep fans for the release Dreamville has released two new singles: “BUSSIT” by Ari Lennox and “Still Up” by Earthgang and Reason.
Cardi B hasn’t released music in a while, but she’s still doing numbers out the gym.
A lot of people didn’t think the “Bodak Yellow” rapper would last this long, but her debut album is still charting after its 2018 release.
Invasion of Privacy the longest-charting debut album by a female rapper on the Billboard 200 according to chart data. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hillspent and impressive 91 weeks on the charts. Cardi’s IOP is on its 92nd week.
This doesn’t come as a surprise because we recently reported that the Bronx rapper’s album is the highest streamed female album in Spotify’s history. Bardi Gang is still waiting on her sophomore album, which she said she has been working on.
Cardi B offered a very short preview of an upcoming single produced by Wheezy. Does it sound promising so far?
Already classified as a legend, North Carolina’s own Rapsody released visuals to her song Afeni ft. PJ Morton featuring a classic hip hop hook by the late Tupac. The Roc Nation-signed hard hitter is delivering once again from her album Eve which features songs all named after an influential black woman.
Known for her brilliant bars and moving messages, the natural born lyricist breaks down the relationships between the black man, black woman and child. In the captivating video we witness a young couple in love warp into a single black mother raising her son. Bringing us wisdom and tears simultaneously Rapsody is a true queen in hip hop speaking for a generation of those who go unheard.
[Chorus: 2Pac] Now since we all came from a woman Got our names from a woman and our game from a woman I wonder why we take from our women Why we rape our women Do we hate our women? Now since we all
[Verse 1: Rapsody] My brothers (My brothers)‚ I love you (I love you) I hate to know some of you treat us like Glover (Glover) Black card revoked‚ maybe you could use Discover (Discover) Define yourself, do you feel the same way ’bout your mother? (Mother) Do you overlook our beauty, but you lovin’ on all the others (Others) Hope you teach your daughters all to stay away from suckas Like yourself if you don’t love yourself I’m so Southern (Southern)‚ I was taught to feed the soul with or without hot ovens Here’s a plate, know your hate come from a black man struggle (Struggle) We all in the same shape, so I know I fit your puzzle (Puzzle) Either way‚ we got your back, we only pray you’ll be our muscle (Pray you’ll be our muscle) Strength in the times we all overcome with trouble Every day we pullin’ doubles for ourself and home (For ourself and home) My mom and daddy taught me, early on, protect your own (Protect your own) We never stopped lovin’ you, so turn your love back on (Your love back on) And I pray you feel the same way as that 2Pac song We ain’t your hoes or your bitches, trophies, or meant for pimpin’ Recognize a gift from God outweighs a birthday or a Christmas To protect our lives, you gon’ take it to the limit? (You gon’ take it to the limit?) Rib of my rib, do you still feel us in ya
The Harley Quinn standalone film, Birds of Prey, will soon hit a theater near you. To get you prepared for the film, Megan Thee Stallion and Normani release the song and video for “Diamonds” from the official soundtrack.
The collaboration from the two skyrocketing stars is the first song to interpolate and sample “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” from Marilyn Monroe. The video shows moments in the film and sizzling dance sessions.
Birds of Prey: The Album is currently available for preorder here and will be released the same day as the film hits theaters, February 7. Included on the album is a range of female stars including Saweetie, Summer Walker, Doja Cat and more.
Megan Thee Stallion wrapped up her vacation with her hottie crew and her fans are eagerly waiting for new music.
She previewed an upcoming single presumably titled, “B.I.T.C.H” based on her stylist EJ King’s caption, and it’s sounding fire.
Her best friend/assistant Kelsey Nicole, and another friend were in the back twerking as Meg rapped her lyrics. “Why you wanna play with me you know I’m undefeated? / A real hot girl know how to keep her nigga heated / You say you want respect well treat me how you wanna be treated / You told me keep it real but you don’t practice what you preachin’” She switched up the tempo and started spitting fast on the beat. “You want me to blow ya phone up and come lookin’ for ya til I find ya / You really want me to whoop the hoe that you fckin with if I find her / Btch you ain’t that busy I don’t give a f*ck what you don’t got time for / You look me in my eyes I know you lying man, that’s fraud bra.”
She then bend over and showed us exactly what we wanted to see before the thirty second video cut off.
This upcoming single samples Tupac Shakur’s “I’d Rather Be Ya N.i.g.g.a.” Megan Thee Stallion has shown her love for old school Hip Hop, and we’ll probably hear this cut on her debut album.
2019 has been a wild year and Skillz has returned once again to wrap-up everything that went down.
On the wild stories of 2019 side, Skillz tackles R. Kelly, Jussie Smollett, Fire Festival documentaries and more. In triumph, you hear about Spike Lee, DaBaby and more.
You can hear Skillz also talk about Cardi B’s drugging of men, the success of Avengers: Endgame, Ayesha Curry wanting male attention, the Popeyes chicken sandwich, David Ortiz being shot, the Starbucks cup in Game of Thrones and more.
Kanye West followed through on his promise for another album and released Jesus is Born, an effort from the Sunday Service choir.
Kanye is the executive producer of the album and is stated to be gospel-inspired remixes of classic songs from various genres. “The mix of hip-hop and spirituality has drawn great crowds and continues to inspire globally.”
Drake confirmed that he’s working on new music and surprised fans with this new record, “War.”
He released the visuals with it and it notably kicks off with him smoking a joint. The song sounds UK drill inspired and it’s featured on the newly released El-Kuumba Tape Vol. 1.
Drake addressed his beef with The Weeknd and confirmed that it’s squashed. “OVOXO link up […] the boy that sound like he sang on Thriller, you know that’s been my n**ga, yeah, we just had to fix things, family, 6 tings, we can’t split up.”
The 6 God played a huge role in the XO artist’s career but they haven’t always seen eye to eye. Their friendship first had a rift when Weeknd inked a deal with Republic Records instead of OVO as expected. They worked that out but there were rumors about Drizzy messing with the Toronto singer’s ex-girlfriend, Bella Hadid during their break. Fans began speculating if the beef was reignited because of the jabs in the Weeknd’s verse on Gesaffelstein song “Lost in the Fire.”
But according to The Boy, it’s all good in the hood.