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Stream YG’s Album ‘4REAL 4REAL’

It’s YG 4Hunnid.

Just nine months after dropping Stay Dangerous, the Compton rapper returns with his fourth album 4REAL 4REAL. In addition to the singles “Stop Snitchin” and “Go Loko” with Tyga and Jon Z, the 14 tracks include appearances from Meek Mill, Ty Dolla $ign, G-Eazy, Kamaiyah, Valee, Boogie, Arin Ray, and DaBaby, who guests on the remix to “Stop Snitchin.”

The album was originally set to arrive as a surprise release on April 12, but was delayed following the death of Nipsey Hussle. “When the shit happened with the homie, I’m like, ‘Damn. I can’t put my album out. I can’t be promoting this shit,’” YG told Big Boy on REAL 92.3.

The project, which was recorded prior to Nipsey’s death, closes with the tribute “My Last Words,” taken from YG’s speech at Nipsey’s memorial at Staples Center.

Some of the proceeds will benefit Nipsey’s children, 10-year-old Emani and 2-year-old Kross. “I put that ‘In Loving Memory of Nip’ on the album cover because I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” said YG. “By time they get 18, from me, they gon’ have a bag.”

The Marathon continues. Stream 4REAL 4REAL below.


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New Music: Ed Sheeran feat. Chance the Rapper & PnB Rock – ‘Cross Me’

Ed Sheeran is not letting up. Fresh off his Justin Bieber collaboration “I Don’t Care,” which sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, the British crooner delivers the follow-up, “Cross Me” featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock.

On the throwback R&B jam, Ed shows his loyalty to the lady in his life (“If you cross her, then you cross me / Nobody’s coming close,” he sings). Chance, who married Kirsten Corley in March, pays homage to his wifey (“Better pay your respect to the queen / Gotta respect the HBIC”), while PnB lays down the hook.

“Cross Me” and “I Don’t Care” are among the 15 tracks set to appear on Ed’s upcoming album No.6 Collaborations Project. The star-studded collection will include even more collaborations with some of his favorite artists.

“Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project,” he explained. “Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year. I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make.”

No.6 Collaborations Project drops July 12. See the tracklisting below.

No.6 Collaborations Project Tracklisting


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Watch Jacquees’ ‘Who’s’ Video Co-Starring Dreezy

Following the release of “Your Peace” featuring Lil Baby, Jacquees debuts a video for his latest single “Who’s.”

The romantic clip co-stars Jacquees’ real-life girlfriend Dreezy. The Cash Money crooner plays a postal worker who is delivering the mail in a suburban neighborhood when he sees Dreezy and her boyfriend fighting. They end up flirting and exchanging numbers before a relationship blossoms, and Dreezy kicks her man to the curb.

“Who’s giving you all your love? Who’s bringing you all your pain? Who’s making sure that you straight?” asks Jacquees. “Yeah, you could get all of my love.”

The self-proclaimed “King of R&B” is now gearing up to drop his sophomore album Round 2, the follow-up to his 2018 debut 4275.

Watch the couple show off their chemistry in the video below.


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New Music: Young Thug feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott – ‘The London’

J. Cole continues his collaboration spree. Fresh off “Purple Emoji” with Ty Dolla $ign, the Dreamville boss links up with Young Thug and Travis Scott on “The London.”

The T-Minus production, named after the luxury hotel chain, opens with a spitfire verse from Cole. “I’m ballin’ on the pussy, ni**a, like ‘Juwanna Mann’ / I’m drowning all inside the pussy like I never swam / Ay, fuck your IG / I put something on your sonogram / I’m the man,” he raps.

La Flame delivers his Auto-Tuned melodies on the hook, while Thugger caps it off with his squeaky rhymes: “I’m at The London with some big thighs, no fries / She eat steaks with the fish side.”

“The London” is the first offering from Thug’s upcoming album GØŁDMØÜFDÖG, which Cole is reportedly executive producing. The two previously toured together on 2018’s “KOD Tour.”


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Dionne Warwick Says Beyoncé Hasn’t Reached ‘Iconic Status’ Yet

Dionne Warwick has the BeyHive buzzing with her latest comments.

During an on-camera interview with Essence, the five-time Grammy-winning singer was asked about today’s artists and whether they are creating timeless music.

“I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today. That’s not, as you guys say, ‘throwing shade.’ That’s just looking at it with reality,” said the 78-year-old.

Added Warwick, “When you speak of folks who have been in the industry, recording for as long as I have, and my peers… These babies, who are approaching 20 years, maybe, which is amusing to me because I’m certain they wouldn’t even last that long. But since they have, when they get into the 50- and 60-year range, that’s when you can start saying, ‘Well, maybe there is a classic hidden somewhere amongst them.’ But at this very moment, I don’t see it.”

She also shared her thoughts on Beyoncé. “I have an admiration for Beyoncé,” said Warwick. “Watching her grow has been quite refreshing. It’s wonderful to see how she’s been able to create what and who she wanted to be and who she is.”

While she is a fan of Queen Bey, she doesn’t think the 23-time Grammy winner has reached “icon” status just yet. “Now sustaining and become the icon [like] Gladys Knight, or Patti LaBelle, or Johnny Mathis, or Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr.? I doubt that. I really do,” she said. “I love her to death and can appreciate her talent. But that iconic status that I just mentioned before? Those names? It’s a long road [ahead].”

After the story went viral, Warwick took to Twitter to clarify her comments, sharing a screenshot of the article. “What I said is in quotes. What @Essence said is not,” she tweeted. “It takes a long time to reach and achieve iconic status. That’s not to say that Beyoncé isn’t well on her way. She is a gifted performer. That was a reach from Essence.”


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YG to Donate Album Proceeds to Nipsey Hussle’s Children

The Marathon continues.

On the eve of the release of his fourth album 4REAL 4REAL, YG is opening up about Nipsey Hussle’s death and the impact it had on him. The Compton rapper was planning a surprise album release on April 12 to coincide with his performance at Coachella. But after his friend was gunned down on March 31, everything changed.

“When the shit happened with the homie, I’m like, ‘Damn. I can’t put my album out.’ I can’t be promoting this shit,” YG told Big Boy on REAL 92.3.

The entire album was recorded prior to Nipsey’s death, but he was unsure about releasing the music until he spoke to Nipsey’s brother, Blacc Sam, who gave him his blessing. “He said, ‘Bro would want you to put your music out and turn up.’”

The album cover is a tribute to Nipsey and YG is donating a portion of proceeds to Nipsey’s two children, 10-year-old Emani and 2-year-old Kross. “I put that ‘In Loving Memory of Nip’ on the album cover because I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. By time they get 18, from me, they gon’ have a bag,” he said.

During the interview, he also recalled where he was when he heard that Nipsey had been shot. “I was at Mustard’s house. We was watching the Duke vs. Michigan game and I was texting [Rams running back] Todd Gurley, ’cause we all neighbors, and me and Todd Gurley had a bet.”

His longtime friend Jade, who worked for Nipsey’s Marathon store, called him and told him that Nipsey had been shot four times. He and Mustard got in the car and drove to the hospital, but before they arrived, they learned he had passed away. “That shit ain’t right. Homie supposed to be here,” said YG.

“I got a big question mark on life. I don’t understand how somebody like that, that really cared about people that he didn’t have to care about, make it out of some shit where ni**as don’t really make it out of, get nominated for the Grammy, all that […] I just felt like, how do God take somebody like that away from the people? I just don’t get it. I’m not accepting it.”

4REAL 4REAL drops at midnight. On Thursday, YG performed his Mustard-produced single “Go Loko” with Tyga and Jon Z on “Ellen.”


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Joyner Lucas and Logic Team Up on ‘ISIS’

Joyner Lucas and Logic squash their beef and join forces on “ISIS.”

In the militaristic video, the rappers hit the front lines as soldiers leading an army of men. Lucas shouts out the “kids like me who got ADHD” before putting a gun to the head of an ISIS member, who turns out to be Logic.

“Push me, I’m Louis Vuitton / You at Target with your mom / On the internet, still hating on my last post / I just had a steak back at Mastro’s, my God!” raps Bobby Tarantino. “One time for the Grammy that I never got / Two times for the Garden that I sold out / Three times for the street crimes that I committed.”

With weapons drawn, the two continue to unleash brash rhymes. “Me and Joyner need a couple hearses / Double homicide, kill the beat and the verses,” adds Logic.

Prior to collaborating, the two had a rocky relationship. During a 2017 interview with “Everyday Struggle,” Lucas called out Logic for his race-related rhymes. “I think he can rap. But I feel like he tries to prove that he’s black too much for me,” he said. Logic alluded to the beef on Thursday, posting the “ISIS” video and writing, “What’s beef?”

“ISIS” follows Joyner’s viral video for “Devil’s Work,” where he asks God to bring back Tupac Shakur, Nipsey Hussle, and Michael Jackson in exchange for Suge Knight, R. Kelly, and Tomi Lahren, who lashed out at Lucas for her depiction.

Lucas is now gearing up to release his ADHD project and can be heard on Chris Brown’s upcoming album Indigo.


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Teairra Mari Turns Over Bank Records to 50 Cent

50 Cent and Teairra Mari’s legal battle continues.

On Wednesday (May 22), the “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star appeared in an L.A. courtroom to turn over her bank statements which allow 50 Cent to determine how he can collect the $35,000 she owes him.

According to The Blast, Mari presented documents including bank records, paystubs, and tax returns, which outlined all her sources of income.

An arrest warrant had previously been issued for the singer, which the judge dismissed.

The financial information will allow 50 to figure out how to obtain the $35,000 in attorney fees owed to him by Mari after he prevailed in the revenge porn lawsuit she filed against him. She also recently submitted her grandfather’s funeral program to prove why she could not attend a previously scheduled hearing.

Following her appearance in court, 50 took to Instagram to once again demand his money. “So you say your broke, well I’m gonna have to look into this because I say I’m broke when I need to be,” he wrote, adding, “I want my fucxin money, by Monday.”


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Juice WRLD and Young Thug Ready Joint Album

Juice WRLD and Young Thug’s worlds are about to collide.

During an interview with GQ, the “Lucid Dreams” rapper revealed that he and Thugger are working on a joint project and are already 10 tracks deep.

“It’s going to happen,” he said. “Just whenever we put it out, I don’t know.”

He previewed one of their collaborations for the magazine. “I got a condo for my hoes / I put some diamonds on her toes,” raps Thugger before Juice references the 2016 viral mannequin challenge: “Off of the perc and the Xan again, yeah / Walk in the store like a mannequin, yeah / Double G on me like mannequin, yeah / Make me feel like the mannequin challenge again.”

Juice previously teamed up with Future on their 2018 joint project WRLD on Drugs, which featured collaborations with Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, and Gunna.

He also has his eye on working with Buddy Nielsen of post-hardcore band Senses Fail and has been messaging with Pharrell about a potential collaboration.

In March, Juice landed his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his sophomore album Death Race for Love.


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Ed Sheeran Announces ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’

Ed Sheeran is rounding up some of his famous friends for his new album.

Hot on the heels of his smash “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber, the British crooner has announced his star-studded No.6 Collaborations Project, which drops July 12.

In addition to “I Don’t Care,” the 15-track collection includes a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, “Cross Me,” which arrives tonight at midnight. The cover and tracklisting have been revealed, but the names of the featured guests will remain a mystery for now.

No.6 Collaborations Project Tracklisting

“Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called No.5 Collaborations Project,” Sheeran said in a statement. “Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year. I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make.”

The first single, “I Don’t Care,” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also hit No. 1 in the U.K., Australia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, and more.

Sheeran sat down with Charlamagne Tha God to discuss the project. In a clip from their conversation, he reveals the guests, whose names are all bleeped out.

No.6 Collaborations Project, the follow-up to 2017’s ÷, will be available for pre-order at midnight tonight along with “Cross Me.”


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