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Big Sean Enlists Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, & Meek Mill for New Album

Big Sean is back in beast mode.

As he gears up for the release of his fifth album this fall, the Detroit-bred rapper is revealing more details about the highly-anticipated project including some of his collaborators.

Post Malone appears on “Wolves,” a track about family, which also features ad-libs from A$AP Rocky. “[That song is about] my family growing up,” Sean tells Entertainment Weekly. “Everybody’s in there, my grandma, my mom, my brother — it’s like they were a pack of wolves and they were the sweetest and strongest. It’s one of my favorites on the album.”

Rocky also guests on another song with MadeinTYO. “Rocky had a verse on [‘Wolves’ originally], but he ended up doing the verse to another song that he and I felt fit a little better with the album,” he adds. “That’s another song I got with MadeinTYO. But I just kept it dialed-in throughout.”

In addition to “Single Again” and the A$AP Ferg-assisted “Bezerk,” Meek Mill and Diddy make cameos. “There’s a song where Meek Mill just says two lines, and Puff had a couple of lines,” reveals Sean.

For the first time, he also opens up about being diagnosed with a heart disease at the age of 19. “I couldn’t even walk from one side of the room to the other without getting super-tired,” he tells EW. “I passed out once in the shower and got rushed to the emergency room.”

He addresses the scary moment on “Lucky Me,” crediting his mother’s holistic medicine for curing him. “Lucky me, I was diagnosed with a heart disease at 19,” he raps. “Doctors said they had to cut it open put a pacemaker on it to put it back on beat / ‘Til my mother took me to holistic doctors and they prescribed me magnesium for two weeks / Went back to the regular doctors and they said, ‘Huh? damn, looks like we don’t need to proceed.’”

Sean does even more personal reflection throughout the album, his first solo project since 2017’s I Decided. “I took some time to work on myself and I was able to have a good therapist, good mentors,” he says. “I truthfully feel like it’ll really shine through on the full album.”

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50 Cent Shares New On-Set Prison Shots From New FOR LIFE TV Series: “When I Get Out That’s Ya A**”

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New York rapper 50 Cent really wants fans hyped for his upcoming “For Life” TV series. The hip-hop veteran has teased fans with fresh looks from the ABC project.

On Tuesday, Fif jumped on Instagram with a slideshow of pics featuring himself draped in prison attire.

Earlier this month, 50 delivered some new, must-see on-set pics.

In late September, Curtis Jackson went to IG to share some epic production shots.

Back in May, TV network ABC officially ordered the series for the 2019-2020 season.

The latter hails from “Without A Trace” creator Hank Steinberg and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and is described as a serialized legal and family dramainspired by the life of Isaac Wright, Jr.about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.  The show will also seek to examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems. It stars Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Glenn Fleshler, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Boris McGiver. (Variety)

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Nick Cannon and Chris Brown Team Up in ‘She Ball’ Trailer

Nick Cannon is ballin’ on the big screen.

The multi-faceted mogul is teaming up with Birdman’s Cash Money Films to bring his street basketball film She Ball to theaters next year.

In addition to his starring role, Cannon wrote, produced, and directed She Ball. Chris Brown and Birdman also produced and star in the movie alongside Cedric the Entertainer, DC Young Fly, Evan Ross, and Faizon Love.

The movie, which was first announced in 2017, tells the story of a young female athlete, played by Melody Rae Kandil, who defies the odds on and off the basketball court. Cannon plays Avery Watts, a single father of a 7-year-old daughter, who gets help from a women’s street ball league in order to save the Inglewood Community Center.

She Ball, is about community, and the inclusive nature of controlling your own background,” says Cannon. “It’s a story that doesn’t have any boundaries. It’s a sports movie, it’s a love story, and it’s a comedy. I grew up on movies like Above the Rim, Love & Basketball, and even Save the Last Dance. It has a little bit of a combination of these three movies but with its own message. It’s an action-packed movie that’s full of laughs, but at the end of the day it’s really just a great story about human connections.”

Added Cannon, “Birdman and I have been talking about doing movies together for so long and it finally all came together on this project. Chris Brown who is like family to me and such a visionary, is truly one of the most gifted and talented spirits to ever grace this planet!”

She Ball hits theaters in February 2020. The official soundtrack will also be released on Cash Money Records/NCREDIBLE.

Watch the trailer below.

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Travis Scott May Need Surgery After Injuring His Knee

Travis Scott may be going under the knife.

After falling onstage at Rolling Loud last weekend, the chart-topping rapper will reportedly undergo surgery on his bum knee.

Sources tell TMZ that Travis visited an orthopedic specialist at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute this week. He was diagnosed with a dislocated knee, more specifically a stretch or tear in the patellar tendon.

Travis injured himself while performing at Rolling Loud in New York on Saturday (Oct. 12). He landed on his leg wrong while jumping up and down and had to hobble on one leg for the rest of his performance. Despite the injury, he still finished the show.

Doctors want to wait another day or two before deciding if surgery is needed, or if the knee can heal on its own. However, Travis might opt for surgery because he wants to get back to playing basketball.

He will need to rest up before two major performances next month. He is slated to headline the Day N Vegas festival on Nov. 2 and his own ASTROWORLD Festival on Nov. 9.

But it’s not all bad news. This week, his single “Highest in the Room” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his second leader on the chart.

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Game Hints At November BORN 2 RAP Release + Compensates LP Delay W/ THE DOCUMENTARY Merch

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West Coast rapper Game knows fans really want to get their hands on his Born 2 Rap album. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to address the project’s delay.

On Tuesday, Game revealed he’s pushing for a November release and also announced a new merchandise rollout celebrating his 2005 The Documentary studio debut.

In August, Game announced plans to put out his final album before November.

In March, Game teased fans about an inevitable G-Eazy and Miguel collaboration.

Recently, Game went to IG with a snapshot of his studio team and promised perfection on a highly-anticipated Born To Rap LP.

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Dreezy and Jacquees Reunite in ‘Love Someone’ Video

Breakup to makeup.

Dreezy and Jacquees reignite their relationship in the video for “Love Someone” off Dreezy’s album Big Dreez. Directed by Jake Riley and John Lathan, the storyline chronicles the breakup of several couples. Amid an apocalyptic scene, Dreezy’s character takes things into her own hands, lighting her man’s car on fire with gasoline, while the self-proclaimed “King of R&B” reflects on love lost. “I thought I was your baby though,” sings a heartbroken Jacquees.

“‘Love Someone’ kind of fell in place on its own. I was in the studio working on tracks, and I wanted a real-life personal song that I could include,” Dreezy told Coveteur. “I was drawing inspiration from past broken relationships on my verses, and Jacquees just happened to pull up to the studio and lay down the perfect hook. I didn’t even plan for him to be on it, but it spoke to my heart and the emotion I had on the song. There was a point where I almost cried listening it back.”

The video was shot prior to the couple’s reported breakup over the summer. In September, Dreezy proclaimed her single status on social media.

“Love Someone” appears on Dreezy’s latest album, Big Dreez, which was released in January. Jacquees is now gearing up for his new album, the aptly-titled King of R&B, on Nov. 8.

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Nas Salutes DMX + Gang Starr: “My Bro”

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New York rapper Nas is showing his support for Dark Man X. The hip-hop veteran has saluted the Ruff Ryders leader following his recent check-in to a rehabilitation center.

On Tuesday, Nasir shouted out DMX and also shared a throwback pic of rap group Gang Starr.

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On Tuesday, Brooklyn rap veteran Talib Kweli sent prayers and love to X.

This past weekend, X’s Instagram page announced the sudden rehab decision crediting family and sobriety as key inspirations.

According to reports, X recently went ghost for a planned performance in New York for Def Jam’s 35th anniversary party.

“He was literally MIA. Fabolous and Jadakiss saved the day in the eleventh hour,” an insider told Page Six. Another insider told us the rapper was a “no show for personal reasons.” Fab and Kiss performed hits such as “Breathe” and “We Gonna Make It” for 750 guests including 2 Chainz, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Stretch & Bobbito, DJ Premier, Teyana Taylor and Def Jam’s CEO Paul Rosenberg. (Page Six)

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Teyana Taylor Readies New Album for December

Teyana Taylor is keeping her promise to release a new album before the end of the year.

The singer has revealed that the follow-up to K.T.S.E. will arrive on Dec. 6. When a fan joked about the lengthy wait for new music, Teyana confirmed the release date.

“fuck you ahkayyy?!!! Lol my album dropping dec.6th!” she said. “I promise.”

The album will include a collaboration with Kehlani, for which she plans to shoot a video for on Oct. 18. She previously previewed their sensual duet on Instagram Live.

The album will mark Teyana’s first since the critically-acclaimed K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. In August, she dropped a video for her ’90s-inspired single “How You Want It?” featuring Christian “King” Combs.

Unlike K.T.S.E., which was produced entirely by Kanye West, Taylor is working with other producers. “This one is a little bit of everybody,” she told Elton John on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I want to kind of explore a little bit more, get a couple more people involved, to really, really bring to life my vision, and not just be set on one set person, or one set sound.”

In between music and directing videos for T.I. and ScHoolboy Q, Teyana has also joined the cast of the upcoming Coming to America sequel, which is slated to open in theaters Dec. 18, 2020.

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Tyga Levels Up In Huge Way + Signs New Record Deal

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West Coast rapper Tyga is keeping the attention on his rap career. The hip-hop superstar has signed a new record contract with Columbia.

On Tuesday, Columbia Records announced the huge power move and latest addition to their star-studded roster.

GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon Tyga officially signs to Columbia Records—as announced today. On the heels of the biggest year of his career, the Los Angeles legend joins the label’s powerhouse roster and will debut new music under the newly minted deal very soon. The news follows a season of great success fueled by the six-times platinum Hot 100 smash “Taste” [feat. Offset] and Tyga’s latest independent album, Legendary, which is certified gold.

Over the summer, Tyga named his former Young Money boss Lil Wayne his all-time favorite rapper.

A few months ago, Weezy F. Baby gave a major salute to Tyga reenacting his 2008 “A Milli” video.

The same day, Tyga dropped his must-see “Lightskin Lil Wayne” music video to the masses.

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G-Eazy Teams Up with Gunna on ‘I Wanna Rock’

G-Eazy is ready to rock.

The Bay Area MC connects with Atlanta’s own Gunna on their new collaboration “I Wanna Rock.” Over the hard-hitting Boi-1da production (“No Limit”), Gerald raps about his priorities. “I don’t want friends, I just want Ms,” he raps. “I don’t follows trends, I just follow tens.”

Just in time for Halloween, he has also dropped the dark and cinematic video, which takes inspiration from Gotham City and the Joker. Directed by Daniel CZ, the clip opens with G-Eazy in a straitjacket where he masterminds an armored truck robbery before leading the police on a high-speed car chase through the streets of L.A. He celebrates his new earnings by hitting the strip club with Gunna.

G-Eazy has been releasing tracks off his B-Sides series throughout the year, including collaborations with E-40, Ty Dolla $ign, T-Pain, and Nef the Pharaoh. He recently cleared out his Instagram account, hinting that a new era of music is around the corner.

“We just getting started. #ScaryNights #EazySeason,” he told his 8.2 million IG followers.

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