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Kwamé Takes Us Back to The Old School with ‘One Song Classic Hip-Hop Breakfast Jam’

Biggie was wrong.

There is nothing played out about Kwamé Holland. Proof of that fact could be seen in the six-hour Old School Jam.

80s and 90s Hip-Hop fans were treated on Saturday, March 28 from 11 AM to 5 PM, to live performances on Instagram from some of the top artists from the Golden Age of Hip-Hop who joined super-producer and 80s rapper Kwamé as he celebrated his birthday. “The Man We All Know and Love” decided to share his birthday with fans to lift who due to the mandated social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to technology, fans from all over were able to tune into the live IG Day Party for what the rapper called his “One Song Classic Hip-Hop Breakfast Jam.” With over 10K followers joining within the first five minutes! Between the herald rap anthems, the rapper infused the theme songs from classic Saturday morning cartoons from the 80s and the 90s, offering these digital party-goers flashbacks of times when all you did on Saturday mornings was listen to Hip-Hop, eat your favorite bowl of cereal, watch the Transformers or the Smurfs and wait for the Kung Fu shows to come on.

Viewers basically relive their favorite memories: starting from their childhood all the way up to the time where they were old enough to get into Latin Quarters or The Tunnel.

The “Breakfast Jam” featured Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Dres of Black Sheep, DJ Kool, Hakeem Green from Channel Live, Kangol Kid from UTFO, J.J. Fad, Kid from Kid ‘n Play, King Tee, Sweet Tee, DoItAll from the Lords of the Underground, Mad Skillz, Master Ace, Money B from Digital Underground, Monie Love, Prince Markie Dee from Fat Boys, Nonchalant, Roxanne Shanté, Tat Money, Bobby from Far Rockaway, and Special Ed.

Amongst the audience were some of the Golden Age of Hip-Hop’s who’s who (artists, industry professionals, and influencers: Big Daddy Kane, Black Thought, Brely Evans, Chill Will, Chuck Creekmur, D-Nice, Dorian Missick, Eddie F, Erick Sermon from EPMD, Funk Flex, Greg Nice from Nice & Smooth, Kay Gee from Naughty by Nature, Kid Capri, Mannie Fresh, Melba Moore, Charlie Mack, Ralph McDaniels, Shanti Das, Spice Adams, Damon Lott, Danielle Lott, Michael McArthur, DJ Aktive, Tracey Lee, Vivian Green & Whodini.

What started as a fleeting idea that Kwamé and his mentee Bobby from Far Rockaway developed in passing, manifested into a beautiful day of fellowship. So much excitement was generated Digital Day Party, that many rappers who were scheduled to come through to perform could not. The lines were backed-up with fans that who wanted to slide in to wish Kwame a personal birthday party wish.

Like other InstaLive parties, fans immediately wanted to CashApp the Queens emcee something for his troubles, but he wanted his birthday to be a give back to the community. The only CashApp opportunity that he allowed was for Prince Markie Dee’s service project $SpreadLove305 that helps to buy groceries for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The six-hour concert hearing classics like “Ain’t Gone Hurt Nobody,” “Have a Nice Day,” “I Got it Made,” “Let Me Clear My Throat,” “Supersonic,” “Treat Me Right,” and “5 O’Clock.”  

Artists made sure to remind viewers of the importance of adhering to the social distancing mandate. DoItAll from The Lords of the Underground spoke to how COVID-19 has affected those close to him, “People are not taking this pandemic serious, I can’t even tell you the amount of people I know, who have been directly affected, please be safe and follow the precautionary measures!”

The party also showed what an O.G. Kwamé really is, as he was able to reminisce about with Money B about being on tour and that time that he had to bail Tupac Shakur out of jail because he had…

Artists thanked Kwamé for putting it together and suggested to make it an ongoing thing. And while the artists loved it, the fans loved it even more… hoping to join him for another jam session.

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Jhené Aiko’s ‘CHILOMBO’ Has Biggest Debut Week for a Female R&B Artist Since Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’

Jhené Aiko’s CHILOMBO has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B Album chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album is the biggest $&B debut from a female artist since Beyonce’s Lemonade and the biggest of Aiko’s career.

The new album from Aiko brought in over 170 million global streams in its debut and singles have over 700 million cumulative streams. The album had an overall consumption of 152,000 units.

The album was led by “B.S.” featuring H.E.R., which did over 25 million streams in the first week, following the powerful runs of “Triggered (Freestyle)” and “Pus$$y Fair (OTW),” which have collected over 330 million streams and 94 million streams, respectively.

The massive first week made Aiko the top UMG artist of the week for Apple Music and the #1 female artist for the week at Youtube.

The album signals Jhené coming into her own personal power. The title is pulled from her full name, Jhené Aiko Efuru CHILOMBO.

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Childish Gambino Drops Surprise Album ‘Donald Glover Presents’

Today, Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino “dropped” a new album out of nowhere. Did he know that the world is at full attention from coronavirus office and school closings?

The 12-track album includes single “Feels Like Summer” and new songs featuring SZA, 21 Savage and Ariana Grande. Currently, there is no album title that has been shared. However, when you head to the Livestream link a text field opens beneath that lets you input text. The has artwork is available as a four-panel illustration that depicts the world on fire.

How metaphorically timely is that!

A link leading to a site called donaldgloverpresents.com was first tweeted. The album was also live streamed via the website.

In a unique twist, the album was released under the artist’s real name and not his rap moniker, Childish Gambino.

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Rich The Kid Drops New Album ‘Boss Man’

Rich The Kid is back with his new album BOSS MAN, released via Republic Records.

The new album brings current hits “That’s Tuff” featuring Quavo, “Money Talk” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and “Red” to the collection,” which already has over 80 million streams worldwide. Across the additional songs, you will find Lil Baby, DaBaby, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Lil Tjay, and Quavo.

The album follows the 2019 release The World Is Yours 2, which was certified platinum earlier this week.

“The BossMan Album out now everywhere let the games begin !!!,” Rich The Kid wrote on Instagram.

You can hear the album in full below.

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Blacc Zacc Releases His Debut Album ‘Carolina Narco’

South Carolina artist Blacc Zacc has released his debut album Carolina Narco. “The Richest Rapper in South Carolina” dropped off 11 tracks of bangers, led by the title track “Carolina Narco.”

The album enlists Moneybagg Yo, Yo Gotti, Stunna 4 Vegas and DaBaby for the songs that chronicle street life, money, and hustling. Blacc Zacc demonstrates his lyrical ability and versatility across club records and melodic hits. The album is produced by Yong Kio, OG Parker, Romano and more.

Blacc Zacc is one of the latest star talents to join Interscope Records with South Coast Music Group, which is also the home of DaBaby.

“Signing to Interscope was like a dream come true,” Zacc told Billboard. “I stayed down a long time for this. Now I have the machine that can help me take over the world. Time to turn Interscope into the TRAP!”

Prior to the release of Carolina Narco, Blacc Zacc gained momentum nationally through a series of mixtapes including Trappin Like Zacc, which hit the streets in July of 2019.

After you dive into the album and find your anthem be sure to catch Blacc Zacc as he accompanies Moneybagg Yo on tour, which will kick off at the Limelight Nightclub in Indianapolis, IN next Friday night.

Coming the same day as the album is the video for the Moneybagg Yo assisted “Make A Sale.” The video takes you right into a narcotics operation with detectives doing their work to crack the case.

You can check out both the video and the album below.

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True Story Gee Drops Off ‘Trap Melody Kid’ Project

Rare Sound artist True Story Gee has released his brand new project Trap Melody Kid.

The offering is 19 tracks in length and features K Camp, Sy Ari Da Kid, Eearz, True Story Ro and Paxquaio. The project also features production from Bobby Critical, Section 8, London and more.

When you hear Gee’s album his versatility to give real raps over melodic and diverse flows. Trap Melody Kid lets you know why Gee was pulled on to the Rare Sound label. Don’t delay, tune in below.

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The Weekend Shares Album Cover for ‘After Hours’ Due Out March 20

Last week, The Weekend took to Instagram to announce the forthcoming of his album, After Hours. For months, fans have been under the impression that the singer would be releasing an album titled, Chapter IV but After Hours seemed to have had a stick to the Toronto singer instead.

The album is set for a March 20 release date. The tracklist has also not yet been released to the album but fans can expect his two singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.” Just a week ago, Earned It singer’s, single “Heartless” jumped from number 3 to number 1 on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs airplay chart.

After Hours will be the singer’s first studio album since the release of his 2016 effort Starboy. In The Weekend’s post to social media of his cover art, he also lets fans know that he will be dropping a single. “Album Cover. New track tonight,” that caption wrote. That single would be the title track of his new album. For fans that are anticipating the album, your best bet is to be on the lookout in March 2020, to see what heat the Canadian singer has in store.

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Red Bull Studios Release Documentary on the Creation of Twista’s New EP ‘Lifetime’

Shortly after their work with Raekwon the Chef, Red Bull opened its Music Studios in Los Angeles to connect with Chicago legend Twista for a five-song EP titled Lifetime.

The song was created in partnership with Red Bull Songs with the aim to highlight the creative process of working with multiple collaborators and one lead artist to create music in a short amount of time.

“The experience was more than I expected. I realized how much more work I can get done and how expansive a collective mind can be. [Lifetime] turned out to be something refreshing and new from myself,” Twista said.

Red Bull has released a documentary that showed the creation of the EP, which you can listen to here.

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MUSIC FRIDAYS| Tory Lanez, Pop Smoke and DaBaby Have New Music Ready to Heat Up the Winter

The groundhog did not see his shadow, and while we are not that keen on superstition, we might have to believe him on this one. The weather is unseasonably warm. Sure, you can say that’s because of the deteriorating ozone layer and global warming— That really is a thing.

But we think there might be another reason.

According to The Source’s MUSIC FRIDAYS, there are other reasons why this winter is unusually warm. Some of your favorite artists are out here throwing flames all over the place and this week there are some fire spitters that we want you to be all the way up on them.

The Source’s MUSIC FRIDAYS presents new releases from your favorite artists.

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Jhene Aiko Announces ‘Chilombo’ Album On the Way

Jhene Aiko’s fans have been waiting for the singer to drop a project. Single after single, Aiko has been dropping heat since the summer. Starting off with her freestyle “Triggered” that got fans in their feelings, leading up to her song, “None of Your Concern” featuring Big Sean that had fans reminiscing on past relationships, till the sultry song that she just released a week ago titled “P*ssy Fairy.”

As always, Jhene shows how versatile she can be within her music, which is one of the reasons fans love her most. The LA singer has just announced that she will soon be releasing a project titled, CHILOMBO. The singer hasn’t released an album since Trip, which was released September 22nd, 2017.

Following Aiko’s release of the visuals to her song, “P*ssy Fairy,” yesterday she revealed a “pop up” visual to explain a little about the title of the song and where the inspiration behind the visual and choreography came from. At the end of the clip, Jhene reveals the name of her forthcoming album.

The album, titled after her legal last name, (Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo) is expected to release in February. The exact day in February hasn’t been mentioned, but its been a long time coming for Aiko fans, so we hope the singer won’t have any extra delays.

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