In a GQ profile earlier this year, editor-in-chief Will Welch broke down some of the assignments Kanye West had banked, including a song called "Wash Us in the Blood." Unlike West's 2019 output, based nearly entirely around his Jesus Is King gospel album and Sunday Service choir assemblies, it featured, according to Welch, "hard drums and Yeezus-like industrial horror noises that rout..

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Megan Thee Stallion's "quarantine girl summer" is turning out to be the hottest season of all. The Houston rapper had her first No. 1 single, and also a EP reach the best 10. It was all capped on Sunday (June 28), any time as soon as she delivered a sexy (and political) efficiency for the socially distant BET Awards. Megan's pre-recorded efficiency started with her newest single, ..

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As much as 2019 felt like Megan Thee Stallion's summer, mid-2020 has already yielded the ascendant Houston MC her first No. 1 single, a teeny new puppy, and new EP that hit the best 10. Right now, it's all about ladies in the Hood," her follow-up single to "Savage" that dropped at midnight on Friday (June 26). On it, Megan updates Eazy-E's classic "Boyz-n-the-Hood" for the Instagram ..

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Earlier this week, J. Cole dropped the song "Snow on tha Bluff," which seemed to target Chicago rapper Noname for a tweet in which she called out "y'all preference top selling rappers" for their silence throughout a time of mass protests and demonstrations calling for racial justice. In a follow-up tweet thread, Cole clarified that he had respect for Noname, urged his fans to follow h..

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within the past few weeks, as demonstrations in all 50 states and abroad have gone hand-in-hand with a slate of new protest music, artists like Denzel Curry, YG, and H.E.R. have released new songs that grapple with police brutality and racial injustice. On Tuesday night (June 16), J. Cole released a sparse new song called "Snow on tha Bluff." It doesn't take aim at the police, nevert..

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A Forbes headline from earlier this year declared that "Kanye West is currently officially a billionaire (and he really wants the world to know)." This was further backed up by the magazine's new "The Celebrity 100" list it unveiled today (June 4), placing West because the highest-paid musician in the world and the second-highest paid celebrity. (Notably, he placed only below his fami..

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He might've began beyond the scenes, although Breland's country-rap/R&B prowess is currently front and center. The chameleonic songwriter and powerhouse vocal talent is the artist in back of the infectious hybrid viral hit "My Truck," a point of pride he makes clear early in the video as soon as, grinning a prankster's smile, he pushes a cowboy lip-synching his song out of the frame. ..

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Future, known supporter of masks while in a unprecedented global time where they're more needed than ever before, had originally titled his eighth studio album Life Is Good. "It's about life and being good and just enjoying life," he told XXL earlier this year. That album is officially out as of today (May 15), including a new video for "Tycoon." Yet it is no longer titled Life Is Go..

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In February, rising Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed while in an apparent house invasion in the Hollywood Hills. He had spent the preceding months spreading his deep, gravelly voice across songs with Nav, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, and more, and though he'd dropped two successful and well-received mixtapes, he still had nevertheless to release a genuine debut album...

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in the event you could believe it, Nicki Minaj's No. 1 debut album, Pink Friday, was released nearly 10 full years back already. In that time, Minaj has appeared on a total of 109 songs (!) That have cracked the Billboard Hot 100 as both lead and featured artist, and while plenty have reached the best five, none have hit the best spot — up until today (May 11). On this week's Billb..

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By Jaelani Turner-Williams In April, despite being quarantined in the middle of touring with electronic duo Drama, Chicago funk/disco-infused hip-hop artist Ric Wilson still contained a sweet social distancing birthday party from residence — complete with a caramel cake from sweet city staple Angelica’s Bakery. The occasion also served as a pre-celebration for his new EP, They Ca..

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Remember last June as soon as Drake let's all know he'd entered "album mode"? By the time that post turns each year old — a little bit over a month from right now — he could indeed have another album out, marking a key entry in what may just be being nevertheless another) Summer of Drake. On Thursday (April 30), the rapper took to Instagram to announce "my 6th STUDIO ALBUM DROPPI..

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