Last week, The Weekend took to Instagram to announce the forthcoming of his album, After Hours. For months, fans have been under the impression that the singer would be releasing an album titled, Chapter IV but After Hours seemed to have had a stick to the Toronto singer instead.
The album is set for a March 20 release date. The tracklist has also not yet been released to the album but fans can expect his two singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.” Just a week ago, Earned It singer’s, single “Heartless” jumped from number 3 to number 1 on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs airplay chart.
After Hours will be the singer’s first studio album since the release of his 2016 effort Starboy. In The Weekend’s post to social media of his cover art, he also lets fans know that he will be dropping a single. “Album Cover. New track tonight,” that caption wrote. That single would be the title track of his new album. For fans that are anticipating the album, your best bet is to be on the lookout in March 2020, to see what heat the Canadian singer has in store.
Shortly after their work with Raekwon the Chef, Red Bull opened its Music Studios in Los Angeles to connect with Chicago legend Twista for a five-song EP titled Lifetime.
The song was created in partnership with Red Bull Songs with the aim to highlight the creative process of working with multiple collaborators and one lead artist to create music in a short amount of time.
“The experience was more than I expected. I realized how much more work I can get done and how expansive a collective mind can be. [Lifetime] turned out to be something refreshing and new from myself,” Twista said.
Red Bull has released a documentary that showed the creation of the EP, which you can listen to here.
The groundhog did not see his shadow, and while we are not that keen on superstition, we might have to believe him on this one. The weather is unseasonably warm. Sure, you can say that’s because of the deteriorating ozone layer and global warming— That really is a thing.
But we think there might be another reason.
According to The Source’s MUSIC FRIDAYS, there are other reasons why this winter is unusually warm. Some of your favorite artists are out here throwing flames all over the place and this week there are some fire spitters that we want you to be all the way up on them.
The Source’s MUSIC FRIDAYS presents new releases from your favorite artists.
Jhene Aiko’s fans have been waiting for the singer to drop a project. Single after single, Aiko has been dropping heat since the summer. Starting off with her freestyle “Triggered” that got fans in their feelings, leading up to her song, “None of Your Concern” featuring Big Sean that had fans reminiscing on past relationships, till the sultry song that she just released a week ago titled “P*ssy Fairy.”
As always, Jhene shows how versatile she can be within her music, which is one of the reasons fans love her most. The LA singer has just announced that she will soon be releasing a project titled, CHILOMBO. The singer hasn’t released an album since Trip, which was released September 22nd, 2017.
Following Aiko’s release of the visuals to her song, “P*ssy Fairy,” yesterday she revealed a “pop up” visual to explain a little about the title of the song and where the inspiration behind the visual and choreography came from. At the end of the clip, Jhene reveals the name of her forthcoming album.
The album, titled after her legal last name, (Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo) is expected to release in February. The exact day in February hasn’t been mentioned, but its been a long time coming for Aiko fans, so we hope the singer won’t have any extra delays.
The Source let you know that Yo Gotti was prepared to release his new album in January. The CMG leader followed up the album announcement with a new single and video for “H.O.E. (Heaven on Earth).” Just ahead of the Untrapped album hitting the streets this Friday, Gotti has released the colorful cover art for the album.
Revealing the album art on Instagram, Yo Gotti delivered a message:
“Fuck being politically correct! Fuck who gets offended! I’ve done sh!t that I aint proud of that I can’t take back. I fell out wit niggas I love but if I see them it’s still up there. I lost niggas close to me, some to the Feds, some to the Grave. I feel their families blame me. Shit, sometimes I even blame myself. I’ve had over 10,000 H.O.E.s in the bed but Ain’t had 1 good night of sleep. & I lost the only one I loved in the process. Damn these streets had me Trapped! Let every line feed their mind. Let #UNTRAPPED be the beginning!!! 1/31”
After a feverish push for No. 1 with “Yummy,” Justin Bieber is set to release his new album, Changes, on Valentine’s Day.
Bieber announced the Feb. 14 release date on Instagram for the new set of music, which will power his forthcoming show. The album is his first since Purpose in 2015.
To provide another listen to what is on the way, Bieber released his new single “Get Me,” which features Kehlani.
A special collectors edition of the album will be available at Target, which will be complete with two exclusive fold-out posters. Tickets for The Changes Tour will go on sale the same day the album is released.
You can see the album announcement and hear “Get Me” below.
2020 has been off to a great start creatively, for the music industry! Alicia Keys has announced to fans that she will be releasing a project titled, A.L.I.C.I.A on March 20th of this year. Recently, Alicia shared her song, “Underdog” with fans following her release of songs, “Show Me Love” and “Time Machine.”
A.L.I.C.I.A. will be the New York singer’s seventh studio album, as she hasn’t released an album since her 2016 album titled, “HERE” released on November 4th.
“Let’s go this album is crazyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!” said her husband Swizz Beatz. Recently the power couple has been in the headlines following the drama between the couple and Swizz Beatz’s baby mother, Jahna Sebastian. Hopefully, Alicia will use that as fuel to get fans back to that soulful R&B. Regardless, its good to see Alicia stepping back on the music scene, we can’t wait to hear what the singer has in store!
After a successful 2019 run, Dreamville has reloaded their Revenge 3 effort with new tracks, because clearly we couldn’t have heard everything from that massive session they hosted. When announcing the release of two new singles, the collective announced the deluxe will drop on January 16.
To prep fans for the release Dreamville has released two new singles: “BUSSIT” by Ari Lennox and “Still Up” by Earthgang and Reason.
Cardi B hasn’t released music in a while, but she’s still doing numbers out the gym.
A lot of people didn’t think the “Bodak Yellow” rapper would last this long, but her debut album is still charting after its 2018 release.
Invasion of Privacy the longest-charting debut album by a female rapper on the Billboard 200 according to chart data. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hillspent and impressive 91 weeks on the charts. Cardi’s IOP is on its 92nd week.
This doesn’t come as a surprise because we recently reported that the Bronx rapper’s album is the highest streamed female album in Spotify’s history. Bardi Gang is still waiting on her sophomore album, which she said she has been working on.
Cardi B offered a very short preview of an upcoming single produced by Wheezy. Does it sound promising so far?
Already classified as a legend, North Carolina’s own Rapsody released visuals to her song Afeni ft. PJ Morton featuring a classic hip hop hook by the late Tupac. The Roc Nation-signed hard hitter is delivering once again from her album Eve which features songs all named after an influential black woman.
Known for her brilliant bars and moving messages, the natural born lyricist breaks down the relationships between the black man, black woman and child. In the captivating video we witness a young couple in love warp into a single black mother raising her son. Bringing us wisdom and tears simultaneously Rapsody is a true queen in hip hop speaking for a generation of those who go unheard.
[Chorus: 2Pac] Now since we all came from a woman Got our names from a woman and our game from a woman I wonder why we take from our women Why we rape our women Do we hate our women? Now since we all
[Verse 1: Rapsody] My brothers (My brothers)‚ I love you (I love you) I hate to know some of you treat us like Glover (Glover) Black card revoked‚ maybe you could use Discover (Discover) Define yourself, do you feel the same way ’bout your mother? (Mother) Do you overlook our beauty, but you lovin’ on all the others (Others) Hope you teach your daughters all to stay away from suckas Like yourself if you don’t love yourself I’m so Southern (Southern)‚ I was taught to feed the soul with or without hot ovens Here’s a plate, know your hate come from a black man struggle (Struggle) We all in the same shape, so I know I fit your puzzle (Puzzle) Either way‚ we got your back, we only pray you’ll be our muscle (Pray you’ll be our muscle) Strength in the times we all overcome with trouble Every day we pullin’ doubles for ourself and home (For ourself and home) My mom and daddy taught me, early on, protect your own (Protect your own) We never stopped lovin’ you, so turn your love back on (Your love back on) And I pray you feel the same way as that 2Pac song We ain’t your hoes or your bitches, trophies, or meant for pimpin’ Recognize a gift from God outweighs a birthday or a Christmas To protect our lives, you gon’ take it to the limit? (You gon’ take it to the limit?) Rib of my rib, do you still feel us in ya