He may be known as Martha Stewart’s bestie today, but there was a time when Snoop Dogg was one of the most loc’d out rappers in Hip-Hop. As he prepares to release his 17th studio album I Wanna Thank Me, it looks like the rap pioneer is getting back to his Long Beach roots in the music video for his latest Swizz Beatz-assisted single “Countdown.”
The video shows both Swizz & Snoop decked out in blue bandanas and plaid button-down shirts that Tha Doggfather rapper helped make popular during his days as an active member of the Crips gang. Whether or not he’s still affiliated is not up for public discussion, but the main thing worth nothing is that the track slaps harder than the hydraulic low-riders featured in the video itself. Beautiful video vixens, a dancing clown posse and of course clouds of that good green are all included throughout, but it’s the crisp delivery of Snoop’s flow that will have you hitting the replay button to make sure we haven’t time-warped back into 1993 — basically, our favorite OG still got it!
Watch Snoop Dogg’s new music video for “Countdown” featuring Swizz Beatz above, and check for ‘I Wanna Thank Me‘ — the album was named after his viral Hollywood Walk of Fame acceptance speech — when it drops this August.
Lizzo has been receiving tons of critical acclaim for her major label debut album Cuz I Love You that dropped back in April. One of the standout tracks is a high-energy cut called “Tempo” that features her idol Missy Elliott, and now the fun has extended into a new music video that’s truly a sight to see.
It’s hard to even pinpoint a highlight in the almost three-minute clip because, well, the video itself is one big highlight from start to finish. Lizzo is a vision as she twerks with her “thicc” and beautiful backup dancers, meanwhile Missy brings back those quirky-cool visual effects from her “Work It” days as she hops out a lowrider and keeps it fresh in a tracksuit and kicks. Heck, Lizzo even gets to flex her flute skills at the end that solidifies her as the next big quadruple threat. From the fashion (two-pieces and thongs galore!) to the impressive bars by both femcees alike, this is definitely one video that will have you entertained the whole way through.
Watch the new music video for “Tempo” by Lizzo and Missy Elliott above, and listen to ‘Cuz I Love You‘ now on all streaming platforms if you haven’t already.
After unveiling the cover art and release date for his debut studio album The Big Day last week, Chance the Rapper has finally release the highly-anticipated project to much fanfare amongst critics and followers alike. To assist the LP rollout, young Chano has also dropped some cool album merch for fans to rock as well.
This extensive set has all the key essentials to everyone’s wardrobe this summer, including T-shirts, caps, long-sleeved shirts and hoodies for the cooler days ahead. There’s also a small range of accessories too, included a sticker pack and lighter for those that want that smoke. Every item comes with a digital copy of The Big Day, which is delivered to your email address immediately after purchase. Those that still enjoy a physical CD copy can cop those as well, which also come with a digital version as well. Chance is also selling pre-sale access to future shows and raffle tickets for fan experiences and exclusive prizes, both retailing for $10 USD and benefitting the non-profit organization SocialWorks in his hometown of Chicago.
Cop Chance The Rapper’s ‘The Big Day‘ album merch collection right now over on ChanceRaps.com. All items will ship in four weeks, with some items on pre-order until Fall 2019. See the full set below:
The acting bug has a firm grip on Kid Cudi, and it doesn’t seem like it’ll be going away anytime soon. Not only has the Cleveland-bred rap star announced that a new album is on the way, he’s also already given the project a name and confirmed that a companion TV show in partnership with Netflix will also be part of the LP rollout.
Entergalactic will be something you've never experienced. I promise it'll be a fun ride. Lot of good friends involved. Great songs too! The cast is coming together. I know a year from now seems like forever but itll be here before u know it!
Entergalactic is the title for both the upcoming album and the show, which is being described as an “adult animated series.” The latter will see Cudi working alongside Kenya Barris (Black-ish), who will serve as one of the series’ executive producers. Also in the EP role will be Ian Edelman, who worked with Cudi on HBO’s cult classic How to Make It in America, and the Demon Slayin’MC himself will write, executive produce and of course star as the main character.
As The Hollywood Reporter describes it, Entergalactic will showcase music from the new album of the same name, and the plot focuses on a young man (more than likely played by Kid Cudi) on his journey to discover love. This will be the third acting role so far on Mr. Mescudi’s plate, following the Bill & Ted: Face the Music “threequel” that was announced last month and a return to HBO for a Luca Guadagnino-led series titled We Are Who We Are. Let’s go, future EGOT!
‘Entergalactic‘, the new album and Netflix series by Kid Cudi, are both expected to debut in 2020. Oh, and in case you were wondering:
Recognized for her legendary career as an award-winning rapper and Hall of Fame-inducted writer, Missy Elliott is finally giving us what we’ve been waiting for since 2005: a new album! Thankfully we know for sure that it’s officially happening thanks to her latest cover story for the new issue of Marie Claire.
Yes, believe it or not it’s been 14 years since Melissa Arnette “The G.O.A.T.” Elliott dropped her last full EP, The Cookbook. The time was filled with a few hit singles, including “Ching-a-Ling” and “Shake Your Pom Pom” in 2008, “WTF (Where They From)” in 2015 and just two years ago with “I’m Better” in 2017. Following her induction last month into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, this news comes as even more of a reason to appreciate one of the pioneer female MCs in the game.
For this album, she tells Marie Claire that it’s time to make street dudes enjoy dancing again, even using references to days of Soul Train. If we know Missy, that could even be a clue to her eclectic creative direction for the album’s rollout. Only a few words though from the Queen herself in reference to what she wants fans to say after giving the record a full spin: “There’s no one like Missy. No one.” Never was a question!
Read the full cover story over on Marie Claire. Fingers crossed we’ll see a release date for the new album this year!
The new project, titled Ghostface Killahs, is set to drop towards the end of summer. The new visuals come by way of director Rock Davis, featuring the Supreme ClienteleMC in a Dead Presidents-style situation that includes a heist, a cheating housewife and a whole lot of cash. The new album marks the latest effort in Ghost’s lengthy span of joint LPs, compilations and a few leftfield collabs like the most recent one with Miley Cyrus called “D.R.E.A.M.” off her upcoming seventh album. No word yet on who will be featured, how many tracks it will consist of or most importantly what the whole project will even sound like, but the new LP by Ghost is sure to be dope if it sounds anything like this smooth head-banger produced by Danny Caiazzo.
Watch Ghostface Killah’s new music video for “Conditioning” above, and check for ‘Ghostface Killahs‘ to drop sometime in August. We’ll keep you all updated on the concrete details.
Premiered earlier today on Apple Music via Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1, the “Old Town Road” follow-up switches things up from the urban country sound Lil Nas X has been coasting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with to a more on-trend emo trap vibe. “Panini” actually interpolates a sample of “In Bloom” by Nirvana, which doubles down on the alternative mood of the song and even gives Kurt Cobain some postmortem writing creds as well. For those that feel like X is abandoning his country steez, it actually looks like he’ll be experimenting with a range of sounds heard on Top 40 radio based off the rock-tinged Travis Barker collab “F9mily (You & Me)” previewed in his IG post above. The new single is produced by Take A Daytrip, and sees the viral multi-genre sensation referencing the classic Cartoon Network series Chowder and the possessive relationship that “pink cabbit” Panini has over the titular character.
Listen to “Panini” by Lil Nas X below, and keep a lookout for the debut of his 7 EP at midnight (June 21) via Columbia Records. Let us know if you’re feeling the track by sounding off on Facebook and Twitter!
After trying to get the chicks to “leave him alone” on his breakout 2018 hit, Brooklyn-bred rapper Flipp Dinero is now serenading the ladies in a new music video for his recently-released single “If I Tell You.”
Outside of being a lighthearted video to match the catchiness of the song itself, this music video really stands out for the fact that it’s directed by G.O.O.D Music’s R&B princess Teyana Taylor. Credited as “Spike Tee,” the K.T.S.E. singer adds a feminine touch that’s much needed in the world of cinematography. Her vision sees Dinero trying to spit game to his love interest from the diner to the roller rink. Although he’s successful in his romantic pursuit, there’s a minor twist that get’s thrown into the mix at the end that leaves the narrative up for a potential sequel. Hey, if it means more Spike Tee Joints than keep ’em coming!
Watch the music video for Flipp Dinero’s new singe “If I Tell You” above, which should appear on the MC’s upcoming debut project under Epic Records.
GoldLink is preparing to drop his forthcoming album Diasporanext week (June 12). In anticipation, he’s giving fans another strong sampling of what’s to come. The Washington, D.C. native teamed up with Tyler, The Creator and Jay Prince for “U Say.” The track features transient Bossa Nova-inspired instrumentals that slowly make listeners want to shake their shoulders. Lyrically, Tyler remains on his hot streak just after May’s IGOR.
“Naw you can’t take off unless you leave your amigo / Swallow your pride and put aside your ego,” the Grammy-nominated MC/producer raps. “F*ck being modest, I’m just being honest / You seem home-cooked in them good McDonalds.” “U Say” is the first official collaboration between Tyler and GoldLink and judging by this one, hopefully the pair can link for music a lot more often.
“U Say” is just the latest single release from GoldLink in his campaign to follow up 2017’s At What Cost. Less than a month ago, he released “Zulu Screams” and “Joke Ting” to ignite fan’s excitement about his upcoming LP release, which is slated for June 12 via Squaaash Club/RCA Records. GoldLink will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, June 11.
GoldLink will also join Tyler on the upcoming IGOR Tour this summer. The dates are as follows: 8/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ AFROPUNK 9/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory*^ 9/4 – Chicago, IL @ Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC*^ 9/6 – Toronto, ONT @ Scotiabank Arena*^ 9/7 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre*^ 9/10 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena*^ 9/11 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell*^ 9/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden*^ 9/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*^ 9/22 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! Outdoor*^ 9/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors*^ 9/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann*^ 9/27 – Orlando, FL @ Addition Financial Arena*^ 9/28 – Tampa, FL @ Yuengling Center*^ 9/29 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena*^ 10/1 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center*+ 10/3 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena*+ 10/4 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena*+ 10/5 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena*+ 10/7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre*+ 10/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Saltair*+ 10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*+ 10/12 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena*+ 10/14 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum*+ 10/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum*+ 10/17 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center*+ 10/19 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena*+ 10/20 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena*+ 10/22 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center*+ 10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Theatre at Grand Prairie*+ 10/26 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena*+ Eminem Says His Homophobic Tyler, The Creator Diss Went Too Far (Video) * = w/ Tyler, The Creator ^ = w/ Jaden Smith + = w/ Blood Orange
Their first project together, Just Another Gangsta, marked the first time Juvenile’s released an album for Cash Money in over 15 years. The multi-platinum selling rapper became the first superstar of Cash Money when he released his major label debut 400 Degreez. His classics tracks “Ha,” “Back That Azz Up,” and many others launched Cash Money from a local label in New Orleans to global success. The success of Juvenile paved the way for Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj to follow. He eventually left because of contractual issues. He re-signed with Birdman and Cash Money in 2014.
While the news made waves on social media, no tracklist or singles for Just Another Gangsta 2 have been revealed as yet. However, Birdman and Juvenile recently released a video for their previous album’s standout cut “Broke.”