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ICYMI: Ella Mai Releases the Tracklist and Release Date for ‘Heart on My Sleeve’ Album

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Ella Mai is set to release her new album, Heart on My Sleeve, on May 6. The album will be released on 10 Summers/Interscope records. “I poured my whole heart into this album, more so than ever before. I am overly excited for this sophomore journey. Let’s do it all over again,” Mai said on Instagram.

The new album will be 15 songs in length and will feature Latto, Roddy Ricch, and Lucky Daye.

Speaking with Zane Lowe on New Daily Music on Apple Music 1, Ella Mai cited the lead single, “DFMU” as “almost a therapy session.”

“This song in this process was very, very hard for me because it was like my life in real time,” Ella Mai said. “So it was almost a therapy session when I was in the session. But I think that’s the best way. All the people that I grew up listening to are always very, very honest. And I’ve always just appreciated honesty. I think it’s the best way I think that people can relate to you also so…I was having a very honest conversation with Prince Charlez who I wrote the song with about I was going through at that point. And it just was basically a conversation, and it just came together that way. And I think those are the best songs because storytelling is just conversation really.” 

She added, “It was one of the ones during the recording process that I just knew it had to make… I think it was maybe the 10th song in the recording process. I recorded a whole bunch of songs. And I remember saying to my day manager, I was like, ‘Yeah, this is making the list.’ And she was like, ‘We just started. Calm down. There’s no list yet. We’ve got a long way to go.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah. Yeah, I know. But I just feel this one. I just feel this one on a different level.’ And I’m grateful that it still made the list.”

You can hear the single and see the full tracklist below.

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Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa Confirm Collab Coming This Friday

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New music from Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa is on the way. Tina Snow announced yesterday via social media that she has teamed with the 26 year old mega pop singer for a new track that is set to drop on Friday, March 11.

The new single, “Sweetest Pie” teased by sharing artwork of track ahead of the pre save announcement on social media. Thee stallion sent fans into a frenzy posting a colorful collage of cakes with the duo’s face and cupcake-esque hair do.

The news comes as Megan is set to join Dua Lipa as a special guest on the North-American leg of her Future Nostalgia tour later this month. Just in time for Hot Girl Summer.

3/15 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
3/17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

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Normani Announces Release Date For New Single “Fair”

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Normani has announced the upcoming release of a new single.  The former Fifth Harmony star will drop “Fair” on March 18th. 

The track follows the first single from her highly anticipated debut solo album, “Wild Side” that featured Cardi B

READ MORE: Normani says she was “empowered” by working with a pregnant Cardi B.

The “Love Lies” singer sent her fans into a frenzy as she shared new photos and the presave link for her new track on social media Wednesday.

The 25-year-old revealed back in December that the LP is “almost done.”

She admitted it’s scary putting out the “deepest part of me” for all the world to hear as she is opening herself up to criticism, but she has never felt more confident about her music.

According to Genius, “Fair” was produced by Kansas City producer HARV, who is known for his production on songs for artists including Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Summer Walker, Eminem, Post Malone, and Skrillex.

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Boosie Responds to NBA Youngboy Diss on “I Don’t Call Phones I Call Shots”

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There has been a beef brewing in Baton Rouge after NBA YoungBoy sent a public shot to Boosie Badazz for not making an effort to sustain their friendship, rapping on a track, “Feel like Boosie don’t even like me, b****, don’t call my phone (F*** you).” Now, Boosie has to send a few shots of his own with a response.

In his latest effort, “I Don’t Call Phones I Call Shots”, the title even seems like it was directly aimed at NBA YoungBoy. Boosie managed to rap about more than just the young Baton Rouge rapper, but this one was obviously made with YoungBoy in mind.

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1TakeJay Drops ‘The Morning After’ Mixtape with New Music Video “The Pay Back”

1TakeJay Drops ‘The Morning After’ Mixtape with “The Pay Back” Video

1TakeJay’s 2018 breakout hit, “Arco,” catapulted him into the limelight as one of the West Coast’s next-generation superstars. The unorthodox recording artist followed the debut with five full-length records, including the fan-favorites, 2018’s Wait Hol Up, and 2021’s 1TakeBae. The popularity led to collaborations with numerous hip-hop superstars such as Kalan.FrFr, Rich The Kid, Shoreline Mafia, and Mustard. Today, he continues his evolution with The Morning After, a 16-track mixtape with the release of the new music video for the project’s second single, “The Pay Back.”

MORE: Mustard, Casey Veggies & More Reacts To Viral L.A. Rap Report Card

For his latest tape, the 1Take Gang’s patriarch enlists the sounds of buzzing West Coast producers Scum Beatz, Flashy Ass Uno, LowTHEGreat, Bigg Boo, and more. For the lyrics, 1TakeJay delivers more of his unapologetic wordplay, charismatic energy, and comedic persona on every verse. 

On “Pay Back,” directed by Carrington, 1TakeJay takes us through a day-in-the-life that includes hitting the studio, quality time with family and friends, interacting with fans, and reminiscing on those who doubt him. “Any B*tch that left wish they woulda kept me – yea I know, b*tch / F*ck that, this the Pay Back – B*tch,” he raps. 

MORE: 1TakeJay & Blueface Take Paternity Tests in “Her Bad” Music Video

1TakeJay’s “Her Bad,” featuring Blueface, was the first single from the new mixtape released last month, and which the song’s music video has since accumulated over 500,000 views on YouTube. Blueface and 1TakeJay’s previous collaboration is the Compton recording artist’s biggest song to date in the 2020 hit “Proud of U (Remix),” which has over 16 million views on YouTube.

Along with Blueface, The Morning After includes guest appearances by Spank Nitti James and Rob Vicious. And with the two singles, the mixtape’s breakout tracks are “Pose,” “Yitties,” and “Cole Bennett.” The project is available everywhere via 1takejay Inc.

Stream the full mixtape below and watch “The Pay Back” above.

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Polo G Taps Lil Baby For ‘Fast & Furious’ Inspired “Don’t Play” Visual

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From his latest album, Hall of Fame 2.0, Polo G teams up with Lil Baby for a fast-paced new music video for their collaboration track called “Don’t Play.” On the track, G and Baby trade adrenaline rush verses about, of course, not being someone to mess around with. “In a Hellcat/ watch me race and drift/ That lil’ boy a problem, don’t play with him,” Polo G spits. 

MORE: Polo G Drops Video for “Heating Up” Featuring Yungliv

The follow-up to G’s “Heating Up” visual released last month. In the new video, Polo G and Lil Baby live out their Fast & The Furious fantasies, drag racing throughout Los Angeles in the latest Hellcat. Between perfect drifts and high-speed stunts, the two stars are hanging out the windows with a carefree attitude as they currently rip and run through the charts of today’s popular music. 

Originally released in June 2021 with a deluxe version last November, Hall of Fame 2.0 is a double-disc, 34-tracks, that includes an all-star cast such as Moneybagg Yo, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and so many more. Alongside the guests, the album is filled with new hits, like “Young N Dumb,” “Fortnight,” and “Unapologetic.” Hall of Fame 2.0 debuted at #3 on Billboard, according to HitsDailyDouble.

MORE: Polo G -“Fortnight” Official Video

Lil Baby’s latest feature comes on the heels of the superstar announcing a new solo album was on the way. “Album Almost Done, New Music Otw Tho,” the rapper tweet on Twitter.

In 2021, the Atlanta recording artist has been featured on new music by Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Kanye WestLil Baby appears on the track and video courtesy of Quality Control/Motown/Capitol.

Watch “Don’t Play” below and stream Hall of Fame 2.0, above.

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Grammy Award Winning Producer Swizz Beatz Releases ‘Long Live Jazz’ LP

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Entrepreneur, legendary producer and leading industry visionary Swizz Beatz teams up with premium vinyl brand 12on12 for the release of album Long Live Jazz

Following acclaimed collaborations with Travis Scott x Saint Laurent and RUN DMC, Swizz Beatz is not only the latest curator to work with 12on12, but he also comes on board as their new business partner. Acquiring a strategic stake in the high-end luxury vinyl brand, Swizz continues to build on 12on12’s reputation for unique Vinylworks’ and bespoke limited collector’s editions by compiling his own exclusive 12″ vinyl compilation featuring artwork from his own private collection (The Dean Collection) shot by revered photographer Kwame Brathwaite as the unique work of art for the record. 

Swizz Beatz’s 12on12 is a limited edition premium package that is hand-numbered to a run of 1000 copies featuring a meticulously selected track list which shares Swizz’s love and passion for jazz across its four sides.

 A modern day renaissance man, Swizz Beatz is keen to showcase Jazz to new generations and audiences while capturing the new vibrancy of the Jazz scene; demonstrated by his selection of a reworking of The Weeknd’s hit “Call Out My Name” by today’s leading jazz musicians the New Masters and featuring one of the most vital voices in 21st century Jazz: Immanuel Wilkins. 

Swizz’s selections are all intentional taking the listener on a journey from iconic recordings of jazz standards including Miles Davies “Round Midnight” and Kenny Dorham’s “Alone Together” through to contemporary jazz from present day greats such as “Doubts” by Ibrahim Maalouf, where you can hear the unmistakable influence of Miles Davis alongside Maalouf’s Arabic sounds. 

The piece of art selected by Swizz Beatz for the cover image “Untitled (Grandassas in Car)” was shot in 1968 during a Garvey Day Celebration in New York by Kwame Brathwaite. Brathwaite has a long history with jazz, having started his career as a co-founder of the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS) before going on to photograph superstars like Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley, as well as jazz greats like Miles Davies and John Coltrane. 

Swizz Beatz says, “Jazz has always been magic to our ears. I feel like it should definitely get more attention! This is the first step to pay homage to the great craft & art. Photography is also one of the best expressions of art and should be shown more often. Art & Music are brothers and sisters so I thought it was a great match. I’m a big fan of Kwame and I also love that I’m able to share pieces from my collection through music!””

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OG Bobby Billions Taps Blueface, Maxo Kream and More for New Project “Holy Goat 2”

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OG Bobby Billions shares his latest project, the Holy Goat 2 album, today through EMPIRE.

Billions returns following the success of his global hit, “Outside” featuring the late Dallas rapper MO3, which reached Platinum status last year.

On Holy Goat 2, OG Bobby Billions shares 16 tracks that blend his gospel roots and trap beats to create what he calls the “ghetto gospel.” As he taps in with Blueface, Maxo Kream, Almighty Jay, Trae Tha Truth, and others, Billions keeps the theme that is heard throughout the project.

Standout tracks like “Pain In The Ghetto” produced by Hard Head and Adrian features Houston rappers, Trae Tha Truth and Lil Jairmy which arrived with a video to coincide with the album. While “Food Stamp Baby” produced by Quin with the Keys, and “All My Life” produced by Mondo displays The Dallas natives transparency and versatility.  

In the video, OG Bobby Billions, Trae Tha Truth and Lil Jairmy are seen coming up with a plan to rob the local store. Watch below as things go south when Bobby is caught and has a run in with the police.

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Bun B & Cory Mo Enlist Talib Kweli, Tobe Nwigwe & David Banner in “Hesitate” Video

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Texas legend Bun B and Houston producer, Cory Mo join forces with Talib Kweli, David Banner and Tobe Nwigwe on “Hesitate.”

“Hesitate” arrives as the first single with an accompanied video from their upcoming collaborative project, “Mo Trill” slated to drop March 11 via II Trill Enterprises / C-Mozart Muzik.

The joint project features appearances from 2 Chainz, Wale, CeeLo Green, Big K.R.I.T., Benny The Butcher, Larry June, Jazze Pha, Devin The Dude, Slim Thug, Raheem DeVaughn and More.

All songs are produced by Cory Mo with additional production credits from super Producers Zaytoven, Jazze Pha and Ray Murray.

“Hesitate” has a feel good vibe echoed by veteran rappers Bun B, Talib Kweli, and David Banner. While rising Houston rapper Tobe Nwigwe adds to the concept of religion and freedom.

Talib Kweli raps :

They give us scraps from the feast, we actin like we amazed
Treat Blacks like beasts and lock us right in the cage
Every day I fight for freedom cuz it’s not just a phase
I’m not your slave, you don’t get to tell me how to behave, nah
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Watch the Talib Kweli, David Banner and Tobe Nwigwe assisted video from Bun B and Cory Mo below.

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Kendy X Shares “For Me” Remix Video Feat. DreamDoll and Kalan.FrFr.

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Kendy X sets the tone with the remix video, “For Me” featuring Bronx-born rapper DreamDoll and Los Angeles’ own Kalan.FrFr.

Directed by Salty, and delivered via Rose Records, Kendy X shares her vibrant visual for the baddies that believe, “You can have it all and do it all.”

The rising newcomer stated the importance of making her mark with the latest single “For Me,”  in a statement to The Source.  

““For Me” is the most important song on the EP, because it shows the transformation into a bad b*tch. The whole project is about finding yourself and becoming the woman you are meant to be and not changing for anybody.” 

Kendy X added, ““On For Me”, I’m saying, this is for me. I can get sh*t on my own. I can do whatever I want to do. It’s meant to empower women. I’ve been listening to Kalan.FrFr since high school, so it was a dream to do a song with him. DreamDoll is such a powerful woman who demands respect. She embodies the spirit of the song.”

Kendy promises that we’ll be seeing more of her. She’s finishing  final touches on her soon-to-be-announced debut project arriving in the Spring of 2022.

Check out the “For Me” video featuring DreamDoll and Kalan.FrFr. below.

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