Mere months after releasing an undisputed AOTY contender for 2020 with Burden Of Proof and making his theatrical acting debut with Conflicted, Benny The Butcher is now undeniably a star. Upon its release, Burden Of Proof was an immediate smash, a fan and critic favorite, and his most commercially successful project to date; #1 at iTunes, #4 at Apple Music and Spotify, and highlighted by Rolling Stone on its Breakthrough top 25 Chart.
Today, Benny & Harry are back with the visual for “Overall,” featuring Chinx (RIP!), which you can view below.
The New York rappers take turns reflecting on their humble beginnings and their unprecedented runs after DJ Khaled‘s signature introduction.
“Silicone Valley money mixed with Henny, that’s a Fendi,” Nas spits referencing a few of his business investments that make up his $70 million net worth.
Hov came through on the second verse, “Hater know not to touch me, I’m with the fuckery / Humbling, nah, respectfully / I’m a project baby, f*ck y’all expect from me?” he said on the dreamy beat, which paused for a greeting from the Queen Bey.
James Fauntleroy and the Harmonies by The Hive weaved the track together with the infectious hook. “Whoever thought that we would be Livin’ a dream, livin’ a dream, yeah?” James sings.
Check out the video above and let us know what you think about DJ Khaled’s collaboration with JAY-Z and Nas. Did it live up to the hype?
DJ Khaled has built a career of orchestrating the biggest Hip Hop collaborations, but he really out did himself with the upcoming “Sorry Not Sorry” featuring JAY-Z and Nas.
The announcement of the collaboration and visuals was exciting enough, but Hov curated a playlist paying tribute to Nas to commemorate the collaboration.
The Brooklyn rapper curated some of the Queens’ native’s classic songs like “N.Y. State of Mind,” “Verbal Intercourse,” and even some new cuts like the Kanye west-produced “Cops Shot The Kid.”
The Genesis playlist is very on-brand for JAY-Z who occasionally releases playlists exclusively curated for his streaming platform.
Jay and Nas hopping on a track together AND an accompanying music video is a treat in 2021.
DJ Khaled teased the highly-anticipated project on social media. “GOD BLESSED MY ALBUM. MY FAMILY BLESSED MY ALBUM. JAY-Z BLESS MY ALBUM. NAS BLESSED MY ALBUM. THE HIVE BLESSED MY ALBUM. #KHALEDKHALED THIS FRIDAY APRIL 30TH ! WE MAKING HISTORY! THEY SAID IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE SO GOD MADE POSSIBLE!!”
Are you excited for the JAY-Z and Nas collaboration?
Ty Dolla $ignshares a new music video for “By Yourself” ft. Jhené Aiko, Bryson Tiller & Mustard. Directed by Alex Bittan and Ty Dolla $ign himself, the visual stars Tiffany Haddish as an undervalued partner in a one-sided relationship where her significant other only cares about himself. Upon coming to terms with the situation, her character first breaks free mentally, symbolized by her boyfriend’s blurred-out face.
Then finally, she leaves him altogether as she dances in celebration in front of lowriders in true West Coast fashion. “By Yourself” has over 150M+ streams to date from Ty Dolla $ign’s critically acclaimed, third studio album, featuring Ty Dolla $ign out now via Atlantic Records.
When the tracklist for the Judas and the Black Messiah soundtrack hit the timeline, music fans knew they were in for something special. Headlined by “What It Feel Like,” a collaboration between JAY-Z and Nipsey Hussle the tracklist brings in Hip-Hop and R&B elite.
Lil Durk has announced the forthcoming Only The Family compilation album, Loyal Bros. The album will be filled with hard-hitting street anthems and emotional rap ballads, set to release on February 26.
The cover for the forthcoming album features fallen soldiers in King Von and OTF Nunu aka Nuski, who passed away in 2014.
The forthcoming project will feature Durk, posthumous verses from King Von, Booka600, Memo600, Timo, DoodieLo and more from the OTF crew.
The announcement of the album comes with “Rules” from new OTF star Timo, which you can see here.
The album follows the release of The Voice deluxe edition, which hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Big Freedia’s influence on New Orleans culture is undeniable. The star appeared on episode 2 of the Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum‘s new podcast and spoke on her influence on the city and how it stretched beyond its borders.
“Just finally seeing the fruits of my labor start to flourish, it feels really good,” Big Freedia said. “And just all of the hard work and dedication to my craft that I put in, to see it finally get some recognition and to be the ambassador of bounce music is a great feeling. It gives me something to look forward to, to represent the culture of New Orleans and the style of music, and it’s fun. It makes people happy all over the world, and it’s a great feeling.”
The work put in led her to collaborate with Beyonce, stating Queen Bey is “an amazing person and her energy and her skills are phenomenal.”
“I was loving it. I mean, what better feeling to be on a song with Drake? That was huge,” Freedia said. “I’m forever grateful for Beyonce and Drake and all of the artists who I’ve done collaborations with. Just taking a chance on a queen like me and to represent for the culture of New Orleans, it’s just bigger than me. It’s something bigger for the culture and I’m grateful forever.”