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Myka 9 & Profound – “Joy & Pain” Ft. Blu (Lyric Video)

A-OK All Day Records presents “Joy & Pain”, the new single from Los Angeles emcee Myka 9, featuring fellow LA lyricist Blu. “Joy & Pain” is the lead single from Nine Clouds, Myka’s forthcoming collaboration album with UK producer Profound, who tragically passed away just after the album’s completion. Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Eligh & The Grouch of Living Legends, Blueprint, Lily Fangz, Joaquin Daniels and DJ Essential also appear on the album. Myka redefined the boundaries of rhyme and meter as a founding member of Los Angeles collective Freestyle Fellowship (“Innercity Boundaries” on Youtube) and has also released several solo albums. Blu made his mark via his Below The Heavens album alongside producer Exile. Founded by DJ A-OK, A-OK All Day is an independent hip-hop record label based on the Hawaiian island of Kauai which is “dedicated to a pure Hip Hop sound created with integrity and devotion. Soulful soundscapes and noteworthy lyrics lay the foundation to ignite that profound human experience only stirred by music that stands the test of time. Everything is Everything.”

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Beyonce’s Sister Solange Knowles Has A New Boo

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Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles has a new beau just one year after announcing her split from her 57-year-old estranged husband, Alan Ferguson. The 34-year old singer recently posted a photo to her Instagram story, alongside jazz composer, Gio Escobar. solange & gio 🥰 – Solange’s Instagram Solange Clears The Air On Widespread Common Dating Rumors […]

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Erica Mena Prepares For The Holiday With Her 5 Best Cozy + Sultry Outfits

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Erica Mena’s Breastfeeding Nickname for Daughter Revealed

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Erica Mena recently shared a video in her Instagram story of her breastfeeding her little bundle of joy. The Love & Hip Hop star has been sharing more and more special moments of her mother-daughter time. Mena Shares Intimate Moment and Reveals Nickname Mena took to her Instagram story yesterday to share her intimate moment […]

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Visionaries Are Officially Back With Their New Album, “V”

A few days have passed since the new full-length release of “V” by the Visionaries, even though the title of this post says they are officially back, after listening to this project front to back it kind of seems like the legendary Los Angeles Hip Hop group never left the game. As true L.A. underground heads who grew up listening to their music, following all the emcees in the Visionaries since their debut 1998 album “Galleries”, along with The Beat Junkies, it’s good to see Key-Kool, LMNO, DJ Rhettmatic, Dannu, Lord Zen, 2Mex, and Lord Zen back in action as a collective in 2020.

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The Weeknd Blasts ‘Corrupt’ Grammys After Snub

The Weeknd was completely shut out of the Grammy nominations.

Despite releasing one of the biggest albums of the year, After Hours, the Toronto crooner’s name was nowhere to be found when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, shocking fans and his peers including Kid Cudi, who tweeted, “Abel was robbed man this shits weak.”

Many questioned how this could happen, even suggesting that The Weeknd didn’t submit his name for consideration. But one reporter countered that argument, saying that his name was submitted and yet he still wasn’t nominated.

In an interview with Variety, Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, Jr. was asked how an album as big as The Weeknd’s could be completely ignored.

“It really just comes down to the voting body that decides,” he said. “We have eight nomination slots to fill in [the ‘Big Four’ categories: Best Album, Song, Record and New Artist], five in others, and the voters vote for their favorites. It’s really interesting, though.”

Mason stood behind his voting committee, insisting that the process is thorough. “All the records get the fairest of fair shakes. We listen to all the music — even an album, you’re listening to almost the whole album, it takes I don’t know how many hours,” he said. “It’s a long, arduous process and people take pride in it. The people in that room care: there’s no agendas in there, there’s no ‘let’s snub this person’ or that person. It’s about, ‘Let’s try and find excellence.’”

When asked if The Weeknd was on the shortlist, he wouldn’t say. “We never talk about what’s on the shortlist, so I’ll leave it at that,” he said.

Abel has yet to address the snub. Meanwhile, others like Justin Bieber, Teyana Taylor, and Nicki Minaj took to social media to share their own grievances with the Grammys.

UPDATE: The Weeknd is breaking his silence after being shut out completely at the Grammys. Taking to Twitter, Abel blasted the Recording Academy for being corrupt and demanded transparency.

“The Grammys remain corrupt,” he tweeted. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”

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Iggy Azalea Addresses Playboi Carti Tweet + Addressing Blackfishing In Hip Hop

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Justin Bieber Calls Out Grammys for Excluding Him from R&B Categories

Justin Bieber is calling out the Grammys for excluding him from the R&B categories.

The singer received four nominations in categories including Best Pop Solo Performance (“Yummy”), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Intentions” with Quavo), and Best Pop Vocal Album for Changes. But while he was honored to be acknowledged, he wasn’t happy with his categorization as a pop artist as opposed to R&B.

“To the Grammys I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry. I am very meticulous and intentional about my music,” Bieber began. “With that being said I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was and is an R&B album. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me.”

Bieber went on to share his love for R&B, while explaining why Changes is an R&B album. “I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound,” he continued. “For this not to be put into that category feels weird considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style all the way down to the hip hop drums that were chosen it is undeniably, unmistakably an R&B Album!”

“To be clear I absolutely love Pop music it just wasn’t what I set out to make this time around. My gratitude for feeling respected for my work remains and I am honored to be nominated either way.”

Despite his grievances, Bieber was thankful for the nominations. “Please don’t mistake this as me being ungrateful, these are just my thoughts take em or leave em,” he captioned the post. “Thank you to the people who fought for me to even have any noms.”

Changes, which featured collaborations with Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Dicky, and Summer Walker, debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart upon its release in February.

The Grammy nominations were announced earlier today. Beyoncé leads with nine, followed by Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift, and Dua Lipa with six. Others including The Weeknd, Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, and Juice WRLD were completely shut out of the nominations.

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Beyoncé, Pop Smoke, Kanye West and Megan Thee Stallion Among List of 2021 Grammy Nominees

Mayor of Houston Wants to Give Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce Their Own Respective Days

The Recording Academy announced the 2021 nominees on Tuesday and the Rap and R&B categories saw some new faces this year. The announcement came virtually on Grammy.com and was announced by CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King.

Jhené Aiko received 3 nominations for her work on the 2020 album Chilombo in the categories Best Progressive R&B album, Best R&B Performance and Album of the Year.

Beyoncé received 9 nominations for Best R&B Performance, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Film, Best Music Video, Best R&B Song, Song of the Year and Record of the Year where she is nominated twice for “Black Parade” and “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion.

In addition to the Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance Nominations, Megan Thee Stallion who also was a presenter during the announcement livestream was nominated for Best New Artist competing against “Say So” performer Doja Cat.

Doja Cat’s single crossed over into the pop realm and earned the 25-year-old first time nominee a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance and Record of the Year.

Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke have been posthumously nominated for Best Rap Performance. This was Pop Smoke’s only nomination for his single “Dior.” Nipsey was nominated via Big Sean’s single “Deep Reverence” from his Detroit 2 LP. Sean and Nip will compete against Da Baby’s “Bop,” Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin” Lil Baby’s “The Bigger Picture and ” Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage.”

Other nominees include Drake who was nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Rap Song with “Laugh Now Cry Later” and Best Music Video for “Life is Good” with Future.

Kanye West also received his first Grammy nomination in the Gospel music category for Best Contemporary Christian Album with Jesus is King.

The ceremony airs January 31, 2021 on CBS and will be hosted by Comedian Trevor Noah.

See the complete list of nominees here. See the R&B and Rap Nominees below:

Record of the Year

Beyonce – Black Parade

Da Baby – Rockstar feat. Roddy Ricch

Doja Cat – Say So

Post Malone – Circles

Megan Thee Stallion x Beyonce – Savage Remix

Album of the Year

Jhene AIko – Chilombo

Post Malone -Hollywood’s Bleeding

Song of the Year

Beyonce – Black Parade

Roddy Ricch – The Box

Post Malone – Circles

H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe

Best New Artist

Doja Cat

Megan Thee Stallion

D Smoke

Best Rap Album

Jay Electronica – A Written Testimony

Royce Da 5’9 – The Allegory

Nas – King’s Disease

Freddie Gibbs – Alfredo

D Smoke – Black habits

Best Rap Song

Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture

Roddy Ricch – The Box

Drake – Laugh Now Cry Later feat. Lil Durk

Da Baby – Rockstar feat. Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion – Savage feat. Beyonce

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Travis Scott – Highest in the Room

Anderson Paak – Lockdown

Roddy Ricch – The Box

Drake – Laugh Now Cry Later feat. Lil Durk

Da Baby – Rockstar feat. Roddy Ricch

Best Rap Performance

Pop Smoke – Dior

Big Sean – Deep Reverance feat. Nipsey Hussle

Da Baby- Bop

Jack Harlow – What’s Poppin

Megan Thee Stallion – Savage

Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture

Best R&B Performance

Jhene Aiko – Lightning & Thunder feat. John Legend

Beyonce – Black Parade

Jacob Collier – All I need feat. Ty Dolla Sign & Mahalia

Brittany Howard – Goat Head

Emily King – See Me

Best Traditional R&B Performance

The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor – Sit on Down

Chloe x Halle – Wonder What She Thinks of Me

Mykal Kilgore – Let Me Go

Ledisi – Anything For You

Yebba – Distance

 Best R&B Song

Robert Glasper – Better Than I Imagine feat. H.E.R.

Beyonce – Black Parade

Tiana Major9 – Collide feat. Earthgang

Chloe x Halle – Do It

Skip Marley – Slow Down feat. H.E.R.

Best R&B Album

Ant Clemons – Happy 2 Be Here

Giveon – Take Time

Luke James – To Feel Love/D

John Legend – Bigger Love

Gregory Porter – All Rise

Best Progressive R&B Album

Jhene Aiko – Chilombo

Chloe x Halle- Ungodly Hour

Free Nationals – Free Nationals

Robert Glasper -F*** Yo Feelings

Thundercat – It is What it Is

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Beyoncé Leads Grammy Nominations

Beyoncé is queen of the Grammys.

The global superstar leads with nine nominations in eight categories, including Record and Song of the Year for “Black Parade,” her Black pride anthem released in honor of Juneteenth. Beyoncé, who has won 24 Grammys throughout her career, will compete against herself in the Record of the Year category as a featured guest on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage.”

Other top nominees include Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Ricch with six nominations. DaBaby, Justin Bieber, and Billie Eilish follow with four nods, along with Megan Thee Stallion, who was nominated in categories including Best New Artist and Record of the Year for “Savage.”

Jhené Aiko received three nominations including Album of the Year and Best Progressive R&B Album for Chilombo and Best R&B Performance for “Lighting & Thunder,” her song with John Legend.

The late Pop Smoke picked up his first nomination for Best Rap Performance for “Dior,” while Nipsey Hussle earned another posthumous nomination for “Deep Reverence,” his collaboration with Big Sean and Hit-Boy.

The most glaring omission was The Weeknd. Despite releasing one of the biggest albums of the year, After Hours, the Super Bowl performer was absent from all categories. Kanye West, who has won 21 Grammys, scored one nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Jesus Is King.

To be eligible, recordings must have been released between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020. Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 63rd annual Grammy Awards will air live on Jan. 31 on CBS.

63rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Colors” – Black Pumas
“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
“Say So” – Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“Circles” – Post Malone
Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) -Black Pumas
Everyday Life -Coldplay
Djesse Vol.3″ – Jacob Collier
Women in Music Pt. III – HAIM
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Hollywood’s BleedingPost Malone
Folklore – Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Black Parade” – Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“The Box” – Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Cardigan” – Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Circles” – Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
“Don’t Start Now” – Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“I Can’t Breathe” – Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“If the World Was Ending” – Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe feat. Julia Michaels)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Yummy” – Justin Bieber
“Say So” – Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles
“Cardigan” – Taylor Swift

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Un Dia (One Day)” – J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
“Intentions” – Justin Bieber feat. Quavo
“Dynamite” – BTS
“Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga With Ariana Grande
“Exile” – Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Changes – Justin Bieber
Chromatica – Lady Gaga
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Fine Line – Harry Styles
Folklore – Taylor Swift

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Lightning & Thunder” – Jhené Aiko feat. John Legend
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“All I Need” – Jacob Collier feat. Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign
“Goat Head” – Brittany Howard
“See Me” – Emily King

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Sit On Down” – The Baylor Project feat. Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor
“Wonder What She Thinks of Me” – Chloe X Halle
“Let Me Go” – Mykal Kilgore
“Anything For You” – Ledisi
“Distance” – Yebba

BEST R&B SONG
“Better Than I Imagine” – Robert Glasper feat. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Collide” – Tiana Major9 & Earthgang
“Do It” – Chloe X Halle
“Slow Down” – Skip Marley & H.E.R.

BEST PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
Ungodly Hour – Chloe X Halle
Free NationalsFree Nationals
F*** Yo Feelings – Robert Glasper
It Is What It Is – Thundercat

BEST R&B ALBUM
Happy 2 Be HereAnt Clemons
Take Time – Giveon
To Feel Love/D – Luke James
Bigger Love – John Legend
All Rise – Gregory Porter

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“Deep Reverence” – Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle
“Bop” – DaBaby
“What’s Poppin” – Jack Harlow
“The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby
Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
“Dior” – Pop Smoke

BEST MELODIC RAP PERFORMANCE
“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Drake feat. Lil Durk
“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak
“The Box” – Roddy Ricch
“Highest in the Room” – Travis Scott

BEST RAP SONG
“The Bigger Picture” – Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai’shaun Williams, Songwriters (Lil Baby)
“The Box” – Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron Latour & Ryan Martinez, Songwriters (Drake feat. Lil Durk)
“Rockstar” – Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro Iv & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)
Savage” – Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)

BEST RAP ALBUM
Black Habits – D Smoke
AlfredoFreddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
A Written TestimonyJay Electronica
King’s DiseaseNas
The Allegory Royce – Da 5’9″

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Run To The Father – Cody Carnes
All Of My Best Friends – Hillsong Young & Free
Holy Water – We The Kingdom
Citizen Of Heaven – Tauren Wells
Jesus Is KingKanye West

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Dave Cobb
Flying Lotus
Andrew Watt

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyoncé
“Life Is Good” – Future feat. Drake
“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak
“Adore You” – Harry Styles
“Goliath” – Woodkid

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