After deleting her Instagram, Cardi B is back with a new announcement. The Grammy award-winning rapper wasn’t feeling all the shade that followed her big win and ended up quitting IG for a hot second, but now she’s past all the pettiness and back to dropping music.
“Ok so I’m back from retirement to announce I have a brand new song coming out Friday at midnight with @brunomars,” she wrote, making sure to tag the announcement ” #twogrammywinningartist.”
In the promo photo, Kulture’s slick talking mama and Bruno Mars seem to be sizing each other up. They rock chain belts, leather, and vibrant colors. Looking cute in cornrows, Cardi holds a lollipop in one hand while placing her other hand on her backside. See the pic up top and look out for that new fire tomorrow night.
Def Jam Recordings’ 35th anniversary is coming up. To mark the occasion, the label will release Undisputed, a compilation project that will highlight seventeen rookie artists on their roster.
Via press release Def Jam Recordings chairman & CEO Paul Rosenbergannounced, “During the course of the past year, in collaboration with our talented EVP Steven Victor and our incredible team of executives, we have worked diligently to define the label we strive to become. One of the most important aspects of our efforts has centered around building a new roster. Together with these incredible new artists we have developed urgent, cutting-edge and truly great new music and content.” “As we proudly enter our 35th anniversary year,” Rosenberg went on, “I’m excited to launch this project, one that I think defines and encapsulates our new direction.”
There will also be an 8-part Undisputeddocumentary series. The doc will chronicle the artists’ time at “Rap Camp,” where the music for the new album was recorded during week-long sessions. The lineup for this project includes Sneakk and Lul G of SOBxRBE, Brooklyn’s Fetty Luciano, Cleveland’s YFL Kelvin, Harlem rappers TJ Porter and Dominic Lord, and more.
Undisputed is due March 8. Stay tuned and watch the trailer for the doc up top.
2019 is here and CC is jumping in early with “Three Sheets to the Wind”. Phil Gektor is back, showcasing his diverse production range with a brooding soundscape for Traz to effortlessly flow over.
Check out the new music video for ‘Three Sheets to the Wind’ below.
Filmed & edited by Discourse.
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Barack Obama is the most admired man in the country and also one of the most powerful, but we never thought he would ever become a Billboard charting artist. Recruited by Lin-Manuel Miranda to lend his voice to the “One Last Time (44 Remix),” Obama is featured reading George Washington‘s final words as president.
From HypeBeast: “One Last Time (44 Remix)” is now sitting at number 22 on Billboard’s Hot R&B songs chart. According to Nielsen Music, the song has now garnered more than 307,000 streams in the US and recorded over 9,000 downloads.”
But according to Billboard, Obama has technically charted before.
“Obama previously appeared on two now-defunct Billboard charts. A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama hit No. 6 on the TV DVD Sales tally in March 2009, while a song, “Pop Off,” by JX Cannon featuring Obama, reached No. 10 on Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists in December 2015,” the site states.
For the past four years Brooklyn native and G-Unit signee Uncle Murda has brought the heat for the year’s end wrap up, including all of the beefs, statements and overall unforgettable moments for the past 365 days. Even with a little rap-up competition from VA ghostwriter Mad Skillz, Murda’s rendition always tips the scales in terms of content.
Leaving no one out, from Kanye to Young Buck to Cardi B, Murda’s Rap-Up is an entertaining way to remember what went down in 2018.
After already making it to the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, despite being leaked just a few days prior of its official release, Cardi B’s new single “Money” now has a music video that’s a visual treat from beginning to end. And yes, our girl Belcalis is baring all!
The video, directed by Jora Frantzis, for the latest single that will appear on the upcoming deluxe edition of her chart-topping debut album Invasion of Privacy proves that Cardi is truly a queen in every sense of the word, from the opulent gold-laced wardrobe design to the overall tribute to her unashamed days as a New York City-based stripper. As of now, “Money” is sitting comfortably at No. 29 on the charts, but we’re sure it’ll rise now that we have this eye-grabbing music video to gaze at and stream to the top of the charts. We even think Kulture makes her directorial debut in a few scenes as well!
Watch the music video for Cardi B’s “Money” music video above, and expect the Invasion of Privacy deluxe edition to drop on January 25.
Eminem has had a busy week. Last Friday, he released an 11-minute, acapella freestyle furiously directed at no one in particular, apparently in support of the battle rap film he produced, Bodied. This Friday, he gets the shit kicked out of him by Jessie Reyez in the new music video for their collaboration, “Good Guy.”
The song is a sequel to “Nice Guy,” another Em and Reyez collaboration from the surprise dropped Kamikaze. Both songs deal, in somewhat confusing terms, with the complicated romantic relationships Eminem finds himself in. In the “Good Guy” video, that’s illustrated by Jessie Reyez clawing her way out of a grave, marching to Eminem’s house, and proceeding to fight him. After some failed attempts at stabbing him, she finds success when she throws Eminem out of a window. Then she strangles him, wraps his body in plastic sheets, and returns him to the grave she started her hero’s journey in. It’s a lot.
In October, Eminem infected the masses with a Slim Shady symbiote in the his new video for “Venom,” the featured track from the movie about the Marvel antihero. It was a track from his latest album, Kamikaze, which he surprise-released in August. The record follows his 2017 effort, Revival.
Ice Cube is back. The rap icon returns with Everythangs Corrupt, his first studio album in eight years.
From the politically-charged “Arrest the President” to the G-funk banger “That New Funkadelic,” the outspoken N.W.A legend stays true to his gangsta roots on the 16 tracks, which also includes a lone collaboration with Too $hort (“Ain’t Got No Haters”).
“I try to be honest on my records. They do, don’t get me wrong, tend to lean towards west cast hardcore hip-hop, but at the end of the day, I’m trying to just tell my truth as I see it,” Cube told Beats 1. “And nobody’s exempt on my records. You know, I talk about everybody, even myself. I think every pencil needs to be sharpened every now and then, so hopefully my record is a pencil sharpener.”
Everythangs Corrupt marks Cube’s 10th solo album and his first since 2010’s I Am the West. In addition to music, he is gearing up to shoot Last Friday, the long-awaited fourth installment in the Friday franchise.
Evil Genius, which was announced last December, marks Gucci’s sole album of 2018. Last year alone, the prolific rapper released three projects—DropTopWop, Mr. Davis, and El Gato: The Human Glacier.
“It’s my only album of the year and I did it on purpose,” Gucci told Beats 1. “I was wanting to take my time and chill. I didn’t want to be in studio with a deadline, like I got to make an album and it got to come out at this time.”
Next up, Gucci is working on the long-awaited Glacier Boyz project, which is due next spring. It will feature contributions from Lil Yachty, Migos, Lil Baby, and HoodRich Pablo Juan.
Six months after his tragic death, the first posthumous album from XXXTentacion has arrived.
Skins, which follows March’s chart-topping ?, contains 10 songs and has a run time of 19 minutes. In addition to the single “BAD!,” the 10 tracks include a lone collaboration with Kanye West, who addresses X’s controversial past on “One Minute.” Prior to his death, the 20-year-old rapper was awaiting trial for a 2016 domestic abuse case involving his pregnant girlfriend.
“So much hate at the top, it’s a lonely place,” raps West, who seemingly sympathizes with X. “The world only know you by your worst mistakes.”
Skins arrives six months after X was shot and killed as he was leaving a motorcycle dealership. A grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges.
There could be even more music in the vault. X reportedly has a “deep archive” of unreleased material that his estate may license in the future. “X was always recording and making music and being creative,” his lawyer Bob Celestin told The New York Times in July.