What Time Will Schoolboy Q’s ‘Blue Lips’ Be On Apple Music?

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Blue Lips, the new album from South Central-raised Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Schoolboy Q, is dropping this week, bringing an end to the five-year drought since the release of his last album, Crash Talk, in 2019. Q announced the album at the beginning of the month, revealing a partial tracklist and its release date: March 1.

Since then, he released two teasers, “Back N Love” and “Blueslides,” and one single, “Yeern 101.” The music released so far promises a return to the aggressive, elastic style Q displayed on early releases, combined with the insights gained from over a decade of recording industry success.

What Time Will Schoolboy Q’s Blue Lips Be On Apple Music?

Blue Lips is out 3/1 via Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope, which means that it’ll probably be available on DSPs like Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal at midnight ET (9 pm PT). You can pre-save the album here. See below for the tracklist and features.

Tracklist

1. “Funny Guy”
2. “Pop” Feat. Rico Nasty
3. “Thank God 4 Me”
4. “Time Killers”
5. “Yeern 101”
6. “Cooties”
7. “Movie” Feat. AZ Chike
8. “Ohio” Feat. Freddie Gibbs
9. “Nu Nu”
10. “Blueslides”
11. “Love Birds” Feat. Devin Malik and Lance Skiiiwalker
12. “Lost Times” Feat. Jozzy
13. “First”
14. “Germany ’86”
15. “Foux” Feat. Ab-Soul
16. “Pig Feet” Feat. Childish Major
17. “Smile” Feat. Devin Malik

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

How To See Your Apple Music Recap For January 2024

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A fun end-of-year tradition most music streaming services have is a recap of everything users listened to over the previous 12 months. The bummer about it, though, is that it only comes once a year. Starting in early 2024, though, Apple Music introduced a monthly version of its Replay feature, so users can get data on their listening habits year-round.

If you’re an Apple Music user who would like to know how to use the new monthly Replay, read on.

How To See Your Apple Music Recap For January 2024

The process is pretty simple: visit replay.music.apple.com, log in with your Apple ID, and there you go.

As for what the new Replay feature offers, an Apple Music support page explains:

  • “Get insights every month: Once you’re eligible, you can see your top songs, artists, and albums every month based on play count and time spent listening. And you can see any milestones you’ve reached listening to music.
  • See your year-end Replay: At the end of the calendar year, you can see your top songs, artists, albums, genres, playlists, and stations, along with play counts, totals, and the time that you’ve spent listening to them.
  • Play your year-end highlight reel: Celebrate your year in music with an audio and visual recap of the music that you listened to the most.
  • Share insights: Tap the Share button to share your personalized listening insights in a message and on social media.”

That page offers more detail beyond that, so check it out here to learn more.

Kid Cudi Announces ‘INSANO’ World Tour with Pusha T, Jaden & More

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Kid Cudi has announced his world tour. Hitting Twitter, Cudi announced that he would head out on the INSANO world tour, naming Pusha T, Jaden, and more as headliners.

You can sign up for more information below.

Fresh from the release of his 11th studio album INSANO, Kid Cudi invites Zane Lowe into his home to discuss the project, his retirement from music, his relationship with Ye, and more.

Speaking on INSANO Cudi tells Zane, “I think that this album is a triumph, because I’ve seen a lot of people saying, yo, you sound like you can feel the happiness in the music. You can feel the joy radiating. Every note, every verse. There’s no Kid Cudi album that sounds like this. Can you imagine? 11 albums, and I was able to still do something new.”

As he nears his 40th birthday, this wide-ranging conversation sees Cudi reflect on his career, how he’s inspired the next generation of rappers, and why he loves working with Lil Yachty.

When speaking about his relationship with ‘Ye, Cudi says, “It’s usually one person does something where the other one has to defend themselves, but usually you like to keep these things private, but sometimes they can come out.”

He added, “I think in my situation it’s a little bit more complicated. Me personally, I just pray on it and walking the light and the new Scott is not angry at anyone. The new Scott doesn’t have beef with anyone, and I just try to focus on that.”

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Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign’s Apple Music Bio Mentions Anthony Fantano, Fans Think It’s A Hack

As if Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign didn’t face enough issues already with releasing their album Vultures on Apple Music, it seems like someone hacked their artist bio. Either that, or they wanted to make the best troll artist description they could come up with while taking shots at the Internet’s busiest music nerd. Moreover, on their artist page on the streaming platform under the moniker ¥$, their bio is a bizarre and most likely fake Q&A excerpt that goes over some curious claims, including references to music critic Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop. Hats off to whichever fan was cheeky enough to include this and do so successfully, or to Ye and Ty Dolla to taking very legitimate criticism of their work (particularly the former’s) with some sense of humor.

We’ll include the whole bio here in case it really is fake and Apple Music takes it down soon. Before that, this is notable because Anthony Fantano called Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign’s Vultures “unreviewable” for its quality and the antisemitic background behind it. That caused an absolute uproar online from Ye stans and melonheads alike. Whether you agree or not, it’s fair to say that things definitely went a little too far in folks’ responses to this.

Read More: Joe Budden Thinks Kanye West Fumbled On “Vultures” Despite Other Praises

Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign Raise Eyebrows With Likely Hacked Apple Music Bio

“In the artist’s words:,” Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign’s bio begins. “‘Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail.’ ¥$’s first music experience as a group was listening to our second single ‘Cool beat 1’ and working on the critically acclaimed song ‘Back to Me.’” Also, the bio asks the duo their three all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and it mentions The College Dropout, Vultures, and Featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Here’s the first Fantano reference, made when “answering” a question about their favorite song of theirs on the platform. “‘CARNIVAL’ is the most popular Ye Dolla song by far. As stated by the YouTube famous music reviewer Anthony Fantano stated, ‘This song is absolutely amazing and is a shining light in Ye and Ty’s respective catalogues.’” If the backlash didn’t spoil it, he never said this in the first place.

Meanwhile, here’s how the “bio” closes out. The bio “asks”: “‘What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far?’” Their “response”: “For one, being the #1 collaboration album worldwide in more countries than ever know. Secondly, being the best selling and most successful independent album on streaming platforms, and third being the first album to be known Unreviewable by Midtano.” Yikes. Check out their Apple Music page to see if it’s still there. Otherwise, log back into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Kanye West, Ty Dolla Sign, and Anthony Fantano.

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How To View Apple Music Replay For 2024

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Apple Music subscribers were in for a treat, as the streaming platform put out a new monthly recap feature of their popular feature Apple Music Replay. The first one dropped for January 2024, allowing people to see who their top artists were, as well as their top song and album picks. It is sort of like Spotify Wrapped or Apple Music’s year-end Replay but on a month-to-month basis.

For those looking to access their Apple Music Replay from January 2024, here’s what to know.

How To View Apple Music Replay For 2024

To access the Apple Music Replay, users can find their individualized stats by visiting replay.music.apple.com. This should direct you to both Apple Music if you’re on a Mac, or to the app on your phone, allowing you to then view who and what you listened to the most. (You also must be signed in to receive the feature.)

Much like external sites like Last.FM, which tracks how many times you listen to a particular artist or song, Apple Music has now added how many minutes a user played each of their specific top picks.

Considering the January replay arrived at nearly the end of February, it might be on a bit of a varied schedule in terms of when they choose to release the user recaps.

Below, find some reactions from users who discovered their January 2024 stats from Apple Music Replay.

[WATCH] Jennifer Lopez Talks To Apple Music About Her New Album And Finding Inspiration In Her Love Story With Ben Affleck

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The iconic Jennifer Lopez joins Ebro live in New York City for the second episode of her very own, exclusive This Is Me…Now Radio series, celebrating the release of her new album This Is Me… Now. Lopez gives listeners an exclusive look into her love story and all the stops on her journey along the way. 

In part two, Lopez talks about learning to embrace her scars while making This Is Me… Now, and how her second chance at love with Ben Affleck made her want to share that sense of hope with her fans. She also shares stories and inspiration during the making of her album, talks about evolving, and how her musical original is breaking all the rules.

Also, she is joined by longtime friends and collaborators Fat Joe and Ja Rule. Fat Joe shares stories about their friendship and talks about how inspirational she is, and she and Ja Rule reminisce about collaborating on the song “I’m Real.” Then, she gets some words of encouragement from LL Cool J and Ludacris. 

When speaking about the second chance at love with famed actor Ben Affleck, Lopez told Ebro, “I have hope always that things will be great. Even when they’re hard. That is a part of me. And I think when this happened in my life there’s a surreal magical plot twist in my life. And I got a second chance at this love it made me want to share that. It made me want to share that hope and as an artist you want to share the things you know. I don’t look at, I love my music and I love to make movies and do all the things you see in the project but I also see life that way. I want to make life beautiful for myself and for my kids and my husband. And for everybody. In my own little way.”

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Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign’s “Vultures 1” Returns To Apple Music With New Distributor

Earlier today, Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign’s new joint album Vultures 1 was removed from Apple Music due to distribution issues. The album arrived via FUGA, which later wanted the album removed. “A long-standing FUGA client delivered the album Vultures 1 through the platform’s automated processes, violating our service agreement,” a spokesperson told Billboard today. “Therefore, FUGA is actively working with its DSP partners and the client to remove VULTURES 1 from our systems.”

Now, the album has found a new distributor, Label Engine. The company put out the project’s first two singles, which led to confusion when the full album arrived via FUGA. Luckily, however, this means that the album is back on Apple Music again for fans to stream.

Read More: “Vultures”: A History Of Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign Collaborations

Vultures 1 Moves To Label Engine

Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign's "Vultures 1" Returns To Apple Music With New Distributor
Ye attends the Kenzo Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

These are far from the only hiccups Ye has dealt with following the release of Vultures 1, however. Following the hitmaker’s Chicago listening party, Ozzy Osbourne took to Twitter to accuse him of sampling Black Sabbath without permission. “@kanyewest ASKED PERMISSION TO SAMPLE A SECTION OF A 1983 LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ‘WAR PIG’ FROM THE US FESTIVAL WITHOUT VOCALS & WAS REFUSED PERMISSION BECAUSE HE IS AN ANTISEMITE AND HAS CAUSED UNTOLD HEARTACHE TO MANY. HE WENT AHEAD AND USED THE SAMPLE ANYWAY AT HIS ALBUM LISTENING PARTY LAST NIGHT. I WANT NO ASSOCIATION WITH THIS MAN!” he wrote.

Donna Summer’s estate later called Kanye out for alleged “copyright infringement” for his track “GOOD (DON’T DIE),” again insisting he was denied permission. Either way, the album continues to be a success among fans. What do you think of Vultures 1 returning to Apple Music? What about it moving to Label Engine? Are you glad you can stream it on Apple Music again? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep ane ye on HNHH for more updates.

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Beyonce Becomes The First Black Female To Hit Number One On Apple Music’s Country Charts

Over the weekend sports fans gathered to watch the biggest football game of the year. The Super Bowl was an absolute thriller between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs that needed overtime to settle on a winner. But right in the middle of the game music fans got one of the biggest announcements of the year so far. During a surprise commercial spot, Beyonce announced the highly-anticipated follow-up to her 2022 album Renaissance.

Fans were thrilled to hear that her new album ACT II is dropping in late March. The project was set up by two new singles “16 CARRIAGES” and “TEXAS HOLD EM’.” Just as fans were digesting the surprise of a new album announcement, another surprise hit. The two singles she released see her shifting her sound into a very unexpected new direction. The two tracks and seemingly the album that’s on its way see Beyonce pulling from the world of country music. Though the songs still seem to have left some fans and even some radio stations baffled about what genre they are, it hasn’t stopped fans from streaming them in bulk.

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Beyonce Tops Apple Music Country Charts

Regardless of the debate over what genre to classify Beyonce’s new singles as, Apple Music is comfortable listing them as country. That enabled Bey to quickly fly up the US Country charts on the streaming platform and achieve a pretty special Milestone. With her songs sitting at both number one and number two on the chart she officially became the first black woman to ever top Apple Music’s Country chart.

One reaction fans had to Bey’s shift to country was to ask K. Michelle how she felt. The rapper and singer shifted directions towards country music last year. Despite Bey sort of following her transition, Michelle was sure to clarify that there are no bad feelings. What do you think of Beyonce’s new singles going in a country direction? Are you surprised she’s the first black woman to ever top the Apple Music country charts? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Killer Mike, Diplo, E 40, Hit Boy And Big Hit Join Apple Music Live From Las Vegas To Talk All Things Super Bowl

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Killer Mike, E 40, Diplo, Hit-Boy and Big Hit join Apple Music 1 live from Las Vegas to talk about all things USHER and Super Bowl.

In a wide-ranging conversation, Killer Mike talks about his recent GRAMMY wins, the support he’s received from his peers, his admiration for Big Boi, his circuitous route to success, his advice for the younger generation, and how he wants his next album to be his best yet.

When speaking on Usher and celebrating Atlanta, the Grammy Award winner said, “I’m proud. In Atlanta, we proud of each other. Like Usher hit me, Jeezy hit me, Tip hit me…congratulating me. And I’m the same way. Whether it was his residency or the Super Bowl halftime or the tour afterwards, my wifey danced with him. Dance, dance damn it. Dance with him.”

He went on to say, “I’m happy because Atlanta is a city where it celebrates culture and creativity. It especially celebrates Black culture and creativity. So if you want opportunity, man, it’s a great place to be because people going to be cheering for you. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, doesn’t mean it’s not a journey. But you’re going to have some people cheering for you.”

Then, Diplo drops by the studio to talk about working with USHER on the newly-Platinum record “Climax,” his experience with Apple Vision Pro, the Las Vegas musical landscape, and how maintaining a balanced lifestyle helped him to not burn out during his aggressive touring years.

Hit-Boy and his father Big Hit stop into the studio to talk about what it’s been like to work together since Big Hit’s recent release from prison, and Bay area legend E 40 discusses his love for the 49ers, recognizing Kendrick Lamar’s talent when he was just starting out, what Hip Hop 50 means to him, and USHER’s talent.

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Kanye West Finally Drops “Vultures”… But There’s A Catch: Fans React

Well, it finally happened. Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign, after months of teases, cancellations, listening parties, and antics, have finally released their first collab album Vultures… on Apple Music. Yes, that’s right: if you’re a Spotify or YouTube listener first and foremost, or other streaming services, you still don’t have the album. That’s been a big point of confusion on social media, presumably due to sample clearance issues or specific issues with the streaming platform from a tech or front office standpoint. Nevertheless, the album is technically out, and while people have their theories as to how and why this came out in this way, folks are just happy to have it in their hands.

Furthermore, Vultures 1 released with sixteen tracks and is 55 minutes long. It includes many of the tracks that Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign played for their listening parties, one of which took place last night (Friday, February 9). You’ve probably heard some of them on social media already or caught some interesting bar about them: “Carnival,” “Fuk Sumn,” “Beg Forgiveness,” “Back to Me,” and more. As is typical for a Yeezy release, he and Ty didn’t list any features on the album, but sleuths started to piece it together.

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Kanye West’s Vultures 1 With Ty Dolla Sign Finally Drops

Apparently (since a Spotify user wrote this article), the final feature list comprises of India Love, North West, Freddie Gibbs, Quavo (twice), YG, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Lil Durk, Bump J, and Rich The Kid. However, some other interesting details about Vultures 1 are starting to emerge and be noticed by fans, as well. For example, Ty is nowhere to be found on the album cover, but Ye’s wife Bianca is on there instead. See more fan reactions down below.

Fan Reactions

Also, the Chicago artist’s debut album The College Dropout dropped on February 10, exactly two decades ago, in 2004. This release apparently has two more volumes on the way, plus a solo Ye album. While it doesn’t aim to clean up past controversies, it does try to forge a path forward from them and finally give fans what they wanted to hear. If you got the chance to listen to it, drop your thoughts in the comments section below and peep the tracklist, too. As always, for more news and the latest updates on Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign, come back to HNHH.

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