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.”
Redd’s first official drop of the year is expected to pop up on his upcoming sophomore album, currently going by either ! or Immortal. The video was directed by Christian Breslauer, and shows Redd getting real cinematic on a “Black Joker” type of vibe. From campaigning to be America’s First President of Trap to landing in a battlefield for a gory gun fight, the visual element alone deserves props for art direction. The Ohio-bred MC keeps it fresh on the fashion tip as well, and it all seems to be intentional given that he told Zane during their interview, “I’ve pretty much got the concepts for lots of videos and shit. I’m trying to be visual with this one.” The step-up on a cinematic level is already a move in the right direction, and the song itself is a turn-up that may give it a placement on the charts in the very near future. Not a bad way at all to make an entrance back into the game.
Watch the music video for “UNDER ENEMY ARMS” by Trippie Redd above, and we’ll keep you all updated on a solid date for the upcoming project.
YG’s latest music video is straight out of hell — literally!
Arriving as the latest single off his new album 4REAL 4REAL, the visuals for “In The Dark” take the Compton-bred rapper into either his greatest nightmare or biggest fantasy depending on how you look at it. On the surface, skull bones stack up on the walls and fire pits spew from all ends of the nearly-four-minute clip. However, dancing devils and horn-bearing vixens make it all look like a party up in the House of Hades if you ask us. We guess that’s just what happens when you down a bottle of tequila.
The G-Funk-laced beat produced by DJ Mustard really does make it seem more pleasant than the visuals would suggest, but even still we’ll sit the next one out if the party requires dancing with the devil or getting a lap dance from one of his zombie wives. Well, maybe the latter could turn into a fun time but we’ll let the homie Keenon enjoy the festivities all to himself.
Watch the Colin Tilley-directed music video for “In The Dark” by YG above, and go stream 4REAL 4REAL right now as the rapper will be donating part of the proceeds from the album to Nipsey Hussle’s family.
Cardi B has some new music on the way and fans won’t have to wait long at all to tune in. Hitting social media over Memorial Day Weekend, the Bronx rapper announced her single “Press” is due this Friday, May 31.
Cardi dropped a snippet back in December that now has over 100 million views. Check that out below if you’re curious about what you can expect.
“‘Just spent a bag on my daughter, you know a bad b*tch gonna spoil haa,’ Cardi captioned a since-deleted screenshot of a text exchange with the jeweler asking for $80,000,” Page Six states. “The photo includes nine miniature diamond tennis bracelets in white gold, yellow gold and rose gold and a pair of large diamond stud earrings.”
According to reporting from The New York Times IGOR,Tylerthe Creator’s latest album, topped DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd LP for the coveted no. 1 spot in this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Surprisingly or not, this is Tylerthe Creator’s first no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart and his fifth album overall. IGOR had 165,000 equivalent album units to Khaled’s 136,000. Khaled actually edged out Tyler in streaming numbers (123.2 million versus 122.9), but Tyler made up for it in the number of copies sold (74,000 to 34,000).
Both albums’ physical numbers were helped by merchandise bundles Tyler sold the full album alongside t-shirts, stickers, and political signage, while Khaled bundled his with an energy drink.
The rapper himself also achieves a historical accomplishment as the first solo rapper to debut at No. 1 with a self-produced and self-arranged record.
Responding in a pair of tweets, “honestly didnt think people would enjoy this album based on alot of thing, so again, thank you, i mean it. alot alot of effort put into this. not that that should dictate if people like it or not but im happy all that time and attention paid off.”
Other notable albums to appear on the chart were the National’s new album I Am Easy To Find debuted this week at #5, right behind Billie Eilish’s WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? and Khalid’s Free Spirit.
Check out the video below of Tyler receiving the news of his first number one album:
Dropping merch to coincide with your latest LP is nothing new to the game, and artists today are using it as one of the primary tools for album promo. From digital drops for nine days straight like Travis Scott did for ASTROWORLD, to a more in-person vibe like Kota The Friend did last year in Brooklyn for his Anything EP release pop-up with Fltbys, the end result usually includes good music and something cool to hold onto and a keepsake that sort of preserves the project altogether. A similar situation went down this past weekend in Williamsburg at the Fool’s Gold Recs store, where World’s Fair rapper Lansky Jones popped up with some gear in support of his debut solo record Dangerfield.
Being part of one of the illest underground rap groups out of New York City comes with its fare share of clout to do cool things like this, but stepping out on the solo tip doesn’t come without its reservations. “I wasn’t sure who I was as a solo artist,” Jones recalls while cuts from Dangerfield play over the speakers, adding, “I ultimately wanted to put out to the world that as a rapper you have a platform. I want to utilize mine in a way that’s meaningful.” After feeling, in his own words, “looked over” by an industry that goes through new rap acts like a pack of Tic Tacs, he finally feels ready to drop these new verses and enter a whole new path for his career.
When it comes to the merch add-on, he also understands its importance to the process of pushing a new album, especially on your first rollout. Here’s what he had to say in terms of how streetwear helps to get fans more involved in the new music:
“The merch directly ties into the album because the long-sleeve is called the “Big Allis”; it’s the front cover of the album. The photo is of me on Roosevelt Island where I grew up during my childhood years, and I’m overlooking what was outside my window: the “Big Allis” Ravenswood 30 power plant. It’s an ugly thing to see outside your window at the time, especially because Roosevelt Island wasn’t initially supposed to be residential. It was a prison, then an insane asylum — for me, it was just what I saw everyday. It definitely has a coming-of-age feel.”
— Lansky Jones, World’s Fair
Lansky Jones and executive producer of Dangerfield Paul Wilson
Keep scrolling to see more from Lansky Jones’ Dangerfield pop up, and also to listen to the LP of the same name in its entirety:
Phonte came back with a roar to the Hip-Hop scene with his crowd-please album, No News Is Good News. On Friday (March 29), the North Carolina rapper and vocalist returns with his latest project, Pacific Time.
Pacific Time comes as somewhat of a welcome surprise considering the long wait fans had for No News Is Good News. With the four-track EP, Phonte is embracing more of his R&B side although he does let some bars go for the masses. Guests include Kaytranada, BOSCO, and Devin Morrison. On the production, Like of Pac Div, Swarvy, Kay, Julia Lewis, TK Kayembe and Phon-Tigga.
Twitter fans are toasting up to their musical good fortune today, and are singing the album’s praises right now. Check out the reactions below.