The updated version of Disney’s The Lion Kingwill hit theaters soon, and the anticipation is high as expected. Beyoncé, who voices the lioness Nala and partner of Simba, dropped a single from the movie soundtrack, “Spirit” which has Twitter bowing down and celebrating the culture.
Trending on Twitter early Wednesday morning (July 10), the song is the first from The Lion King: The Gift, the soundtrack directly produced and curated by Queen Bey. Featuring soaring vocals and booming vocals, the song, written with IIya Salmanzadeh and Timothy McKenzie, is reported to be used in a scene featuring Nala according to a report from Variety.
Twitter simply cannot contain the joy of hearing new Beyoncé and the reactions have been high and heavy as expected. We’ve collected some of our faves below.
The Lion King hits theaters on July 18. The Lion King: The Gift will release the next day.
The Hip-Hop world was on notice after J. Coleand his sprawling Dreamville Records team rolled out a series of images highlighting the gang was hard at work on a new compilation project featuring, well, everybody. After months of preparation and a behind the scenes documentary, Revenge Of The Dreamers III is now available and the reaction on Twitter has been robust.
In the early hours of Friday morning (July 5), J. Cole announced the release of the new album via Twitter but not without sharing some thoughts on the process.
“Revenge album dropping 2nite. Know that this album represents community and the unheard unsung artist that fight and bleed daily to be felt. There will be someone you never heard of on this album. Look them up and support them if they resonate with you. A follow goes a long way,” Cole tweeted just ahead of its release.
He added, “Same goes for the producers that go unheard and make beats all day every day hoping to cut through. To the producers and artists that came through but didn’t make the album, you are there in spirit. Thank you for your presence, the energy of those sessions was the most magical.”
Cole ended the line of tweets with, “Thank you to Every artist on Dreamville for allowing me to be a part of your journey and in turn inspiring me and making me proud constantly. I’m proud of y’all for this album.”
On Twitter, several hashtags related to the release of Revenge Of The Dreamers began trending and we’ve scoured them all to get the best reactions which can be seen below.
Revenge album dropping 2nite. Know that this album represents community and the unheard unsung artist that fight and bleed daily to be felt. There will be someone you never heard of on this album. Look them up and support them if they resonate with you. A follow goes a long way.
Same goes for the producers that go unheard and make beats all day every day hoping to cut through. To the producers and artists that came through but didn’t make the album, you are there in spirit. Thank you for your presence, the energy of those sessions was the most magical.
Social media giant Instagram knows people rely on more than one digital platform to network. The online giant has relied on Twitter to announce it’s IG page is going through some tough times right now.
On Wednesday, Instagram posted up a tweet about people experiencing tech issues.
The MAGA nutballsare back at it again after Nike decided not to run a special 4th of July edition of its sneakers featuring the Betsy Ross version of the American Flag due to its ties with racism and slavery. Blaming Colin Kaepernick and political correctness, folks with Right-leaning politics have a new boycott rallying call but it appears misguided.
The hashtag #WalkAwayFromNike began trending Wednesday morning (July 3) and the responses have ranged from users saying that the sports apparel company has betrayed American values, to place all of this on Kap and his continued fight for social awareness.
Just like MAGA Twitter’s last boycott, this current incarnation has spawned jokes and slander, which we’ve got featured below.
With much of Southern California Hip-Hop fans still reeling from the senseless death of Nipsey Hussle, another rapper has been reported shot. Slim 400 was reportedly struck 10 times in Compton and is currently in critical but stable condition.
Rapper Slim 400 was just rushed to a Los Angeles Hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Law enforcement sources tell us they got a call around 8:30 PM Friday night for a male who had been shot in Compton. We’re told Slim was the victim, though it’s unclear exactly where he suffered the gunshot wounds.
Our sources say what led up to the shooting is currently unclear … though a black vehicle suspected to be involved in the incident was seen leaving the scene.
The outlet adds that Slim 400 has worked alongside YG and Sad Boy Loko for the track “Brusin” in times past. Some fans are noting how this must be especially difficult for YG after losing his Nipsey Hussle just months ago.
Reaction on Twitter to the news of the shooting has been ongoing. We’ve collected some of the responses below.
Madlib and Freddie Gibbs astounded listeners with their unlikely audio pairing back in 2014 for their Piñata project. The duo is back after five years for its latest project, BANDANA, and the reaction on Twitter says quite a bit about the potency of the record.
Featuring Black Thought, Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson.Paak, and Yasiin Bey, Gangsta Gibbs carries the rhyming load without pressure. Over Madlib’s typically dusty and dope sound, Gibbs and the features torch everything they touch and despite the stylistic differences, each artist appears to be right at home.
We’ve collected some of the reactions from Twitter below from the #BANDANA hashtag. Before you get there, stream the album first.
Just over a year ago, Hip-Hop lost one of its rising young stars in XXXTentacion to murder and fans are still reeling over the unfortunate incident.Lil Pump, himself a star in the making and hailing from the late rapper’s home state, made a statement that compared XXXTentacion to the late 2pac.
In a video clip, the 18-year-old “Gucci Gang” star said that XXXTentacion was the “2Pac of our generation” along with other utterances supporting the fallen rapper.
Via Twitter, folks have been chiming in with the slander, but by no mean are we piling upon the dead, as we collectively thought that XXXTentacion’s death was a dark day for the culture and a jarring reminder for his fans that the world can be cruel at times.
With that aside., we’re here to document the culture and you can see what we’ve seen via Twitter below.
Nicki Minajis back to being the topic of discussion, but we’re not sure if this is the way she wants it done although all press can be flipped to good press these days. With her new video and song “Megatron,” the Queens superstar has Twitter buzzing after a quick hiatus, but the Barbz used the wrong hashtag, #MEGARTRON, which is now trending #1 on Twitter.
Produced by Andrew “Pop” Wansei and NOVA WAV, the song takes on a dancehall reggae vibe while Minaj does more of her usual sex vixen boss talk.
“They call me Megatron, just did a telethon/He got Margiela’s on, and I get my jealous on/I fuck him like I miss him, he just came out of prison/Bitches be talkin’ shit, but they ain’t got a pot to piss in/My name is Nicki M, I’m in a sticky Benz/That mean it’s candy apple red, I’m Barbie, this is Ken/That is a Fendi fact, I’m with a hunnid macs/Oh, this is custom made, Donatella sent me that, opens the tracks first verse.
Hopefully, the trending topic will correct itself. For now, we’re going to pull reactions from the incorrect #MEGARTRON and correct #MEGATRON tag below. Peep out the video above.
As promised, Drake dropped off two new tracks to celebrate the big win for the Toronto Raptors, who vanquished the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals this past Thursday. The “Best In The World Pack” that Drizzy refers to it as features one song that finds the Canadian superstar going at an old foe and realigning with a former collaborator.
The tracks “Omertà” and “Money In The Grave” which features Rick Ross, find Drizzy in rapper mode and talking extremely greasy on top of it. On “Omertà,” products by Deats E.Y. and OZ, has a few lines obviously directed at Pusha T, reigniting the feud in a quick couple of bars.
“Last year, n*ggas really feel like they rode on me/Last year, n*ggas got hot ’cause they told on me,” Drake raps, referencing Pusha’s “The Story of Adidon” diss track.
On “Money In The Grave,” producer Cyndey “Lil CC” Christie, Asoteric, and Ljay Currie provide Drizzy and Rozay some heat to trade eloquent rich living bars over.
Twitter has been going wild over the drop since its release and we’ve got the reactions below.
GoldLink is one of the most celebrated artists of this current generation, wowing diehard fans and gaining new ones on the heels of his breakout mixtape, At What Cost. With the release of his debut LP Diaspora, the DMV native has turned up the knobs on his hard to pin down style with fans on Twitter hailing the record a smash.
While many consider 2017’s At What CostGoldLink’s commercial debut album, he has said in a recent interview with Wonderland Magazinethat an agreement between him and the label gives it a mixtape designation. Whatever the facts are, fans are no doubt stoked about GoldLink’s latest.
Diaspora features crooner Khalid on “Days Like This,” Pusha T on “Coke White/Moscow,” and “U Say” with Tyler, The Creator and Jay Prince among others across the 14-track effort.