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Watch 21 Savage Sing R&B Karaoke to Aaliyah, Beyoncé, & Usher

R&B mode.

21 Savage is spending his days in quarantine with some good old-fashioned karaoke. The “a lot” rapper took to Instagram Live on Sunday morning to sing along to some R&B classics. While sitting at home, he entertained his followers with hit after hit.

He had the BeyHive buzzing with his covers of Beyoncé’s “Me, Myself and I” and Destiny’s Child’s “Cater 2 U.” With a remote in hand, Savage took it back with Brandy’s 1994 hit “I Wanna Be Down,” and even flexed his falsetto on Usher’s “Burn.”

The Saint Laurent Don showed he’s a true R&B head with Aaliyah’s “Come Over,” Monica’s “So Gone,” and Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s “Nothing Even Matters.” And he didn’t need any help while belting Jhené Aiko’s recent hit “P*$$Y Fairy (OTW).” “Ni**a, I ain’t reading no lyrics,” he said. “I know this shit by heart.”

Savage, who’s readying the sequel to Savage Mode with Metro Boomin, is no stranger to R&B collaborations. He appeared on recent remixes to Normani’s “Motivation,” H.E.R.’s “Slide,” and Alicia Keys’ “Show Me Love.”

From Aaliyah to Usher, watch highlights from Savage’s karaoke party below.

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Lori Harvey and Future Spark Pregnancy Rumors with Sonogram Photo

Is Lori Harvey about to be a mom?

The model is sparking pregnancy rumors after posting what seemed like an innocent video of T-Pain and Lil Jon’s beat battle on her TV screen on Saturday night. But eagle-eyed fans noticed that there was a sonogram printout sitting to the right of the television screen.

Social media lit up with speculation that the 23-year-old could be pregnant with Future’s baby. “Lori Harvey pregnant. I knew Future would win,” wrote one Twitter user, while another added, “Lori Harvey is pregnant? He’s done it again….”

However, it appears to be a false alarm. The sonogram is most likely her sister’s, Morgan Hawthorne, who previously announced that she was expecting another child. The same television and media cabinet from Lori’s Instagram Story can be seen in the background of Morgan’s photo. Her young daughter was also seen in videos that Harvey posted on IG.

While motherhood may not be in her immediate future, Steve Harvey’s stepdaughter and Future have been dating since at least January when they went public with their relationship. They showed PDA during a trip to Jamaica to celebrate Lori’s 23rd birthday. For Valentine’s Day, Future surprised his girlfriend by filling her house with roses before flying her out to Utah for a quick getaway.

Future is already a father to at least six kids. In February, the “Life Is Good” rapper filed a lawsuit against Eliza Seraphin, who claims that Future fathered his seventh child with her.

See some of the reactions to the pregnancy rumors below.

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52 Years Ago The World Lost A True King: Remembering Martin Through Hip-Hop

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of one of the darkest days in this nation’s history.

On this day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered while standing on the balcony of a motel in Memphis Tennesee. As the world remembers this icon, we are currently experiencing a very different kind of challenge with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic than King would have ever imagined. While it would seem that this universal challenge would have people turn in it has not. It has also afforded the most bigoted amongst us to peek their ugly heads up to insert racist, xenophobic, homophobic and sexist language like never before.

King is often reduced to just a dreamer. But he was more than that. He was a unifier and also a man that believed in the economic development and empowerment of poor people. Believing that the first step to achieving this is by coming together in times of crisis, pulling your resources and gifts together to ease through the struggle ahead of you.

He didn’t live through SARS-CoV-2. He did not have to use a mask to cover his face, worry about death if he hung out with his friends. But he did see the thousands of American bodies being brought back from the Vietnam war. He did tap into the entertainers around him to inspire the movement.

It is scary and ugly now, but Dr. King’s legacy reminds us that we can get through it.

All is not lost. Just look at how Hip-Hop has moved to gather people through our Instagram concerts, battles, and parties. D-Nice uses his Club Quarantine sets to raise awareness for medical professionals, COVID-19 victims and just settling the restlessness of fear throughout the music-loving world. He is not the only one. DJ Ron G held it down on The Source’s IG page with an influx of celebrities and music fans. Questlove has opened is heart-tirelessly to inspire with his sets. Kid Capri has made us have flashback after flashback. DJ Jon Quick pushes a daily dose of AfroBeats. Bev Bond and Reborn rep for the ladies, Kwame is doing an interesting mix of concerts, parties and old school Saturday morning cartoons and Mad Skillz is doing style clashes in his set. An almost 24 hr. cycle of scheduled jams, the DJs have been putting it down.

Battle Rappers are coming together to find ways to empower each other with online battles. URL, RBE, and the Hood of Brothers have pushed forward new ideas to show ingenuity around the art of battling, a sport centered around the response of the crowd.

Then you have the DJs out of the Atlanta University Center network of HBCUs, putting their heads together in an act of unity, to recreate a virtual Block party for the four schools: Spelman, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and Morris Brown. DJs donated their time performing hour-long sets: DJ Mars, Tron, LV, Trauma, Doc, Battle, and Braxx made many forget that they were sheltering in and danced like crazy in their quarantined rooms. The idea of Unity was what Dr. King fought for when he was yet a student under Dr. Robert Brisbane at Morehouse in the mid-forties.

Then musical icons have paired up to really display unity through fake musical competitions: Neyo vs. Johnta Austin, Scott Storch vs. Mannie Fresh, Timbaland vs. Swizz Beatz, Lil Jon vs. T-Pain and Teddy Riley vs. Babyface.

So how is this in any way a remembrance of Dr. King and his legacy. King died so that people of color and poor people can have upward mobility, equity in commerce, resources and the quality of life. He pushed hard for people to see decency and value in each other— with the hope that those people would then harken to each other in times of trouble with support and uplift.

Has Hip-Hop not done that in these awful times?

King said, “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ” Hip-Hop remembers this and uses this to bring light out of this time of fear.

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Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing NBA YoungBoy’s Baby Mama

Floyd Mayweather’s daughter was arrested after a violent confrontation with YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s baby mama.

Iyanna Mayweather was taken into custody for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that NBA YoungBoy and his baby mama, Lapattra Lashai Jacobs, were at the rapper’s Houston home when Mayweather arrived and Jacobs announced that she was YoungBoy’s fiancée. She told Jacobs to leave the house before Jacobs demanded that Mayweather leave the house.

An argument ensued in the kitchen, where Mayweather allegedly approached Jacobs with two knives. Jacobs stepped toward Mayweather before Mayweather charged at her with one of the knives. Jacobs told cops that she was stabbed twice. She didn’t feel the first knife wound but did feel the second knife.

When emergency medics arrived, Jacobs was laying on the floor. She was hospitalized and her condition is currently unknown. YoungBoy, who was home at the time, was briefly placed in handcuffs before being released.

Mayweather claims that Jacobs incited her by pulling her hair outside the house before running into the kitchen. She is currently in Houston’s Harris County jail.

Last month, YoungBoy accused someone of slashing his Maybach tires, calling the culprit an “old inherited ass bitch” during his Instagram rant. Many thought he was talking about Iyanna, whose father is boxing champ Floyd Mayweather. However, Iyanna denied that it was her. “HE’S NOT TALKING ABOUT ME,” she wrote.

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The-Dream Announces ‘Sextape IV’ Release Date

While fans are cooped up at home, The-Dream is giving them another Sextape.

The R&B king is moving forward with plans to release the fourth installment in his Sextape series. Taking to Instagram, he announced that Sextape 4 will arrive at major streaming services on April 17. After debating whether to release it during a global pandemic, he decided that now was more the right time than ever.

“SXTP4! April 17. Honestly, I didn’t want to put it out with what’s going on in the world and here!” said The-Dream. “I had so many people tel me , NO music is what we need right now more than ever. Love and Blessings to everyone touched by this moment in our lives. 4-17 out EVERYWHERE!”

He previously teased the tracklist, which includes 13 songs with provocative titles such as “Passion,” “Hard 4 Me,” “Ecstasy,” and “F**k My Brains Out.”

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Sextape 4 follows 2018’s Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3. The three-volume album consisted of 40 baby-making jams including “Challenger,” “Bedroom,” and “Super Soaker.”

The Grammy-winning hitmaker can also be heard alongside JAY-Z on the unreleased demo of “Holy Grail” as well as Jay Electronica’s new album A Written Testimony.

The-Dream recently paid tribute to Bill Withers by performing a cover of the late soul legend’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” on his piano at home. “Mr Withers was one of the most influential artist of our time,” he wrote. “To The Great Bill Withers Rest, you deserve it, let us as musicians honor you by taking it from here.”

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Lil Wayne Plans ‘Special’ Surprise for Fans

Lil Wayne has “something special” for fans during the quarantine.

The Young Money rapper took to Instagram on Friday to tease an imminent surprise. “Got somethin special komin real soon!” wrote Weezy alongside photos of him chilling at home in his sweats and Uggs.

He also shared a message to his 11.7 million followers amid the coronavirus lockdown. “Yall stay safe and healthy out there !!” added “Socially distant Tune.”

It’s unclear what he’s planning, but fans are hopeful for new music. The prolific rapper has plenty of songs in the vault including a collaboration with DaBaby. He recently told MTV that he recorded 53 tracks in one night alone.

Last month, Tunechi dropped a video for “Mama Mia” off his latest album Funeral, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in February.

2 Chainz also announced that he is planning to drop ColleGrove 2, a sequel to 2016’s collaborative album with Lil Wayne, sometime this year.

See Tunechi’s teaser below.

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Lil Baby Says He Forgot to Send Drake His ‘Toosie Slide’ Verse

Drake’s “Toosie Slide” could have featured a verse from Lil Baby.

The Atlanta rapper took to Instagram to reveal that Drake sent him the TikTok-inspired track a month ago. “@champagnepapi Sent Me This Song A Month Ago,” he wrote alongside a screenshot of the cover artwork.

The only problem is that he forgot to send back his verse. “My Dumb Ass Ain’t Send The Verse Bacc 💀 !!” he added.

While he shocked fans with his revelation, he said that the two have more music on the way. “But That’s Big Bro We Got Shit Comingggggg !!!” added Baby.

Drake wasn’t sweating it ether. “That’s light we got more work to do!!!” he responded.

Tory Lanez also popped up in the comments to share his own frustration. “At least he got time to send u verses,” he joked. “I still ain’t get shit.”

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“Toosie Slide” is already proving to be a hit, with or without Lil Baby. The video, which was shot at Drake’s Toronto mansion, has been viewed over 4 million times in less than 24 hours and the song is topping the Spotify and Apple Music charts.

Drake and Baby previously collaborated on their 2018 hit “Yes Indeed.” Baby also recently jumped on the remix to Drake and Future’s “Life Is Good.”

In February, Baby released his album My Turn, which became his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He is now readying his Lamborghini Boys mixtape for release in May.

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6ix9ine to Record New Albums During Home Confinement

Less than 24 hours after walking out of a federal prison, 6ix9ine is already plotting his return.

The rapper was released from a Queens Detention Facility to home confinement on Thursday to serve the remaining four months of his 24-month sentence because of his asthma, which puts him at greater risk for COVID-19.

But just because he’s at home, doesn’t mean he can’t return to work. His lawyer Dawn Florio tells Complex that he is allowed to release music during confinement. Florio also confirmed reports that 69 had resigned with his label 10K Projects and plans to release a new English album as well as a Spanish project.

“What he’s gonna do is, he already has that advance for 10K Projects,” said Florio. “So he has to put out a Spanish album and an English album. So that’s what he’s going to be working on.”

He plans to start recording ASAP. “He already got an advance for all those millions of dollars,” said Florio. “So he’s gotta put out those two albums as soon as possible.”

His team is now working to coordinate the logistics while ensuring his safety. “We were actually trying to figure out the logistics of how that’s going to work,” she revealed. “It’s more difficult because of the coronavirus, because you don’t want strange people coming in to set up a studio where he’s going to be.”

And don’t be surprised to see Tekashi back on social media sooner than later. “So far, I haven’t seen any restrictions about him not being able to go on social media,” said his lawyer, adding that there is one condition. “Obviously, it has to be in good taste. No more trolling.”

Tekashi released his debut Dummy Boy just days after he was arrested in November 2018. The album, which featured appearances from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Tory Lanez, opened at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

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Quavo Teases Migos Quarantine Mixtape

While fans await Culture III, Migos is holding them over with new music.

Quavo has revealed that the Atlanta trio is thinking about dropping a mixtape during the lockdown. The rapper, who turned 29 this week, made the announcement on Twitter, describing the project as “Day 1 Shit.”

“Quarantine Mixtape?? Jus To Keep Y’all Straight,” he tweeted.

After that, Migos will drop its long-awaited album Culture III. “Then Culture 3. When All This Is Over! Y’all Fuck Wit That? Cuz We Ready To Drop. ASAP Original Migo Mixtape!!! Day 1 Shit.”

During a recent interview with Billboard, Quavo opened up about the follow-up to 2018’s Culture II. “The album is good and the people we got on it is very, very tough,” he said.

Earlier this year, Migos teamed up with Young Thug and Travis Scott on the DJ Durel and Murda Beatz-produced “Give No Fxk,” their first music since August’s Quality Control: Control the Streets Volume 2.

On Thursday, Quavo celebrated his 29th birthday by hosting a virtual party on Instagram Live with guests including Takeoff and Saweetie.

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Chris Brown and T-Pain Tease New Collaboration

Nappy Boy and Pretty Boy are back again.

T-Pain and Chris Brown have another collaboration on the way. T-Pain teased a snippet of an undisclosed track during his Instagram Live on Thursday. The teaser finds the two singing over an acoustic R&B melody reminiscent of their early 2000s hits.

“Baby, just tell me you’re gonna love me and I’ll admit defeat / It ain’t that deep / You know I’d kill for some of your real feelings,” sings T-Pain before Breezy chimes in.

“Oh my gosh, you tryna kill me in my sleep / Rough sex makin’ you my enemy,” he sings. “Can I be honest, baby? / I kinda like the fact that you kinda crazy / Yeah, you bipolar just like me / That ain’t a problem, baby.”

It’s unclear if and when the full song will be released, but Chris hinted that it could drop before the summer. “YALL THINK WE WONT GONE FUCK SOME SHIT UP BEFORE SUMMER,” he commented.

Fans are already excited for the song. “RELEASE SHIT DURING QUARANTINE,” demanded one, while another added, “OMG! Early 2k vibes!”

T-Pain and Breezy have collaborated on numerous tracks throughout the years including “Best Love Song,” “Freeze,” “Classic You,” and “Kiss Kiss,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.

During a 2011 interview with Rap-Up, T-Pain opened up about his close bond with the singer. “I think my relationship with Chris is better than anybody else,” he said. “I don’t think I chill or bond with any other artist like that.”

After originally being paired up with Scott Storch, T-Pain is set to battle Lil Jon in the latest beat battle, which is scheduled for Saturday at 9 p.m. EST.

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