[WATCH] Mary J. Blige is Joined by Fabolous for “Come See About Me” Video

Mary J. Blige is Joined by Fabolous for "Come See About Me" Video

Mary J. Blige has released the video for “Come See About Me” featuring Fabolous from the deluxe edition of her new studio album, GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS.

The “Come See About Me” video follows the 2022 BET Awards when Mary J. Blige won the BET Her Award for “Good Morning Gorgeous,” an honor given to songs that are inspirational and empowering for women. It comes a week after the “Here With Me (feat. Anderson. Paak)” visualizer.

Mary J. Blige has announced her Good Morning Gorgeous tour, which will be co-presented by Hologic and The Black Promoters Collective (BPC).

Beginning on Saturday, September 17 in Greensboro, NC, and ending on Saturday, October 29 in Atlantic City, NJ, Blige will perform in 23 locations with special guests Ella Mai and Queen Naija. Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta are also on the itinerary.

“Mary J. Blige has been one of a select handful of artists at the top of our desired list to partner with since the initial construction of The BPC. Having her support in our mission so early in the process is a testament to the hard work we have put in to bring superior cultural experiences powered by black business to the masses. We firmly believe this is a match made in heaven and are honored to partner with the Queen,” states The BPC Co-Founder and President Shelby Joyner.

You can see MJB’s tour dates here.

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Snoop Dogg Drops New Compilation Album ‘Snoop Dogg Presents Death Row Summer 2022’

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Snoop Dogg’s latest effort, Snoop Dogg Presents Death Row Summer 2022, is a compilation album that features a diverse group of musical legends. Since Snoop acquired Death Row Records earlier this year, this is the label’s second official release. Miguel, Raphael Saadiq, The Eastsidaz, Tha Dogg Pound, Butch Cassidy, Jane Handcock, October London, Stokely, Minnie Merda, Latoiya Williams, Champ Medici and Butch Cassidy are all featured on the album.

“I brought together all my homies to create a perfect Summer album that has something for everyone on it,” said Snoop Dogg. “I promised ya’ll when I got back Death Row Records, I was gonna bring the brand to the next level … and this album is a beautiful project celebrating the true spirit of Death Row. Look forward to hearing what ya’ll think.” 

Snoop Dogg released B.O.D.R. earlier this year, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Death Row’s first album, the landmark West Coast, genre-defining The Chronic. Snoop Dogg has been taking the iconic Death Row Records brand to new heights through ventures such as a Crooks & Castles partnership with two new lines; Death Row Records Apparel and Snoop Dogg’s Apparel, a full lifestyle clothing collection, and continues to push musical boundaries in Web3, NFTs, and more since acquiring the brand in February 2022.

You can hear the album below.

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Lizzo Changes Offensive “GRRRLS” Lyric, Issues Apology

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Lizzo faced backlash for her new song “GRRRLS.” Immediately upon releasing the song last week, disability advocates urged her via social media that she was using an “ableist slur.” 

The “Tempo” singer is being accused of using an offensive term for someone with cerebral palsy. In the original version, the 31-year-old chants “Hold my bag bi**h. Hold my bag. Do you see this sh*t? I’ma spazz.”

According to The Cambridge Dictionary, “spaz” is “an offensive way of saying ‘a stupid person.’”

Also adding the word is “(short for ‘spastic’) an offensive way of referring to someone who has cerebral palsy (a condition of the body that makes it difficult to control the muscles).”

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Lizzo addressed the misstep and issued an apology on Twitter announcing the release of a new version of “GRRRLS” with a lyric change. 

“It’s been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song ‘GRRRLS’. Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language,” Lizzo penned. “As an influential artist I’m dedicated to being part of the change I’ve been waiting to see in the world. Xoxo, Lizzo.”

“GRRRLS” is the Houston natives second pre-release single ahead of her upcoming album Special.  That project is due out July 15.  Lizzo also kicks off a North American tour starting in September.

The lyrics have been updated, “Hold my bag, bi**h, hold my bag. Do you see this sh*t? Hold me back.”

Take a listen to the new version below. 

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Lil Baby Teams with 42 Dugg and Veeze for New Single “U-Digg”

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The summer of Lil Baby is continuing to heat up as he drops the new single and video for “U-Digg” featuring 42 Dugg and Veeze.

The blend of Atlanta and Detroit brings the familiar energy of Baby and Dugg that is previously heard on street classics like “We Paid.” On “U-Digg” the trio weave within each other, while in the video it’s Maybachs galore showing the glory of their hard work.

The new release comes on the heels of the announcement that Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby, directed by Karam Gill and produced by Quality Films, MGX Creative, and 4PF, will be available exclusively on Prime Video. On Saturday, the feature-length documentary had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, which was followed by a performance by Lil Baby.

“I’m blessed to be able to tell my story and have people care to hear it,” said Lil Baby. “This film is a real look into my journey, and if it inspires even one person to believe that they can get through hard stuff and dare to follow a dream, then it was worth every penny spent and hour worked. My story is many people’s story and I’m excited to share it.”

You can learn more about Untrapped here.

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Erica Banks Returns with New Mixtape ‘Diary of the Flow Queen’

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Erica Banks is back and has released her new mixtape Diary of The Flow Queen. The incendiary new mixtape is jam-packed with a showcase of her flow and records primed for the clubs. Features include DreamDoll, Bankroll Freddie and BeatKing, along with the new single “Trick.”

“Diary of the Flow Queen is definitely the party girl pack all in one.,” said Erica Banks. “I’m letting my fans get in my head as to what I think a good time is, as I have put it into music. This one’s for the women that enjoy fun, and are not to be played with. Definitely a memorable project, my favorite so far.”

This summer you can catch Banks at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Day N Vegas and Rolling Loud. You can hear the new release below.

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[WATCH] Chlöe Releases New Video for “Surprise”

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Chlöe has launched her brand new track “Surprise,” which will make its BET Awards premiere in 2022. Chlöe also debuted the single’s music video to coincide with its release.

The new Diana Kunst-directed video shows Chlöe in an intimate setting with her lover who she has no problem giving her freaky side. Chlöe is also stunning in a matching white Balenciaga set.

Chlöe was announced as a BET Awards performer alongside Roddy Ricch, Chance the Rapper, Latto, Lizzo, and more.

You can hear the new single and watch the video below.

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Ohgeesy & YN Jay Joins 1TakeJay For “Throat Goat” Visual

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For the latest release from his buzzing new mixtape, The Morning After, Los Angeles’ 1TakeJay recruits notable acts Ohgeesy and YN Jay for the freaky new visual for the project-cut, “Throat Goat.” Out now on all digital streaming platforms via The Machine Works-Atlantic Records, the music video is an explicit effort to match Jay’s well-known new West Coast style and lyrics. Stream it below.

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In the Carrington-directed visual, Jay and his friends enjoy the raunchy pleasure of female companionship. Ohgeesy and YN Jay both deliver descriptive verses that match Jay’s energy. As they each dive into what their version of the greatest of all time is, Jay brings forth his humorously questionable bars that are sure to have everyone turnt all summer.

The Morning After is a 16-song project that features buzzing West Coast producers Scum Beatz, Flashy Ass Uno, LowTHEGreat, Bigg Boo with guest appearances by Spank Nitti James and Rob Vicious. Alongside “Throat Goat,” the mixtape includes breakout hits “Her Bad,” “Close Friends” and “The Pay Back.” 

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Jay’s new video follows fellow 1TakeGang teammate 1TakeOcho’s new project Undeniable II, featuring guest appearances by Kenai, Phats, Big Ratt, 1TakeTeezy, Royce The Choice and Griff Tyler, released last month via Ocho’s own imprint.

Before he achieved fame with buzzing mixtapes Bars Ina Car and 1TakeBae, the Compton native got his first break with the viral hit “Arco” in 2018. Over the years he has been featured on Mustard’s “Intro,” toured alongside Shoreline Mafia, and performed at festivals such as Rolling Loud (Miami, Bay Area, Los Angeles), Day N Vegas, & more; the talents he holds are unquestionable.

Watch 1TakeJay’s new visual below, and afterward, stream the full album here.

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J.Stone Enlists All-Star Cast For ‘The Definition Of Sacrifice’ LP

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The founder and CEO of 25/8 No Breaks Inc and a founding member of All Money In Records, J. Stone has been overcoming adversity his entire life.  

From the onset of his life, he has been confronted with loss. At three, his mother passed. An aunt became his guardian before succumbing to cancer. One year later, J lost his brother Alvin to street violence. Throughout his teens and twenties, he endured a revolving door of incarcerations, group homes, and getting shot. Meanwhile, he connected with an associate from the neighborhood who shared his passion, goals, and fierce work ethic: Nipsey Hussle.

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For well over a decade, the Crenshaw native has put in undisputed work on the mic. However, his association is forever closest to longtime friend and business partner Nipsey Hussle. Grinding away out of nothing with a matched drive to win, J Stone reached over 10 million views and streams with “The Marathon Continues” tribute. Adding to an album series that Nipsey architected during their All Money In No Money Out days

As Nip’ recalled on J Stone’s 2019 tribute “The Marathon Continues,” they recorded each other in Hussle’s makeshift bedroom studio. They worked side by side on J’s The Grind Don’t Stop, Nipsey’s Bullets Ain’t Got No Name, Vol. 2.  and J added a standout solo song, “All Get Right,” too Nipsey’s revolutionary Crenshaw.

After shining on one of the highest-profile mixtapes of all time, J. Stone went deeper.  The Coldest Story Ever25 / 8 No Brakes, and Neighborhood Watch became catalog milestones, which helped All Money partner with a major label, Nipsey then urged J to create the series that would propel him further. Although Nip’ was unable to see it, The Definition Of Loyalty met that challenge. After nearly quitting music after the tragic 2019 loss of Nipsey, J. Stone let hurt become hunger, evident on The Definition Of Pain (2020). Both albums peaked at #2 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts. 

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Now, J. Stone’s new album, The Definition Of Sacrifice, (which completes his “Definition” trilogy) raises the stakes. The album features appearances and production from Young Dolph (RIP), Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss, Mozzy, OT Genasis, Styles P, K Camp and Lumidee.  

“I feel like I’m one of the dopest lyricists from L.A. and The Definition Of Sacrifice will prove it.  I am South Central’s advocate” J. Stone asserts.

Check out the full album below.

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Don Cannon Joins Lil Duece’s New EP, ‘Forever Pressured’

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Inglewood’s Lil Duece is one of the most indispensable voices to come out of his city. Forever feeling badgered to put his best foot forward Duece is prepared to deliver his long-awaited and buzz-worthy effort entitled Forever Pressured

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In the 13-track collection, Lil Duece nabs talented producers Don Cannon, Killa Cam, Romo, LowTheGreat, and DbThePlug to create a signature sound that’s sure to be the foundation for his success in the future. Features on the project include RJ, Jerry West, and Seddy Hendrix.

The theme for the cover art includes photos of Lil Duece’s friends who have unfortunately passed within the last 2 years. The word “pressured” is designed in a diamond blue to symbolize and promote the strength that according to the artist, we all should continue to have after going through hard times, similar to the characteristics of a diamond.

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The 26-year-old wordsmith has been on the uprise for years and has established his position through a number of hit tracks including his most recent viral offering and the lead single “Outside”. The infectious track has now surpassed a collective 1.5 million streams across all platforms and over 1 million views on YouTube since its release in mid-February 2021.  

Available everywhere via Dirty Bird Entertainment, you may stream Forever Pressured below.

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Kid Cudi Announces Release Date For New Show, Album & Event

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Already home.

Kid Cudi reveals a new Netflix series, new album, and new event are coming on September 30. All the upcoming releases center around Cudi’s new series, Entergalactic, which is executive produced by Kenya Barris (Black-ish), that released a couple of trailers last week. Watch the trailer below, the series will follow two young musicians as they balance love and success in New York City. 

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The adult animated series stars  Timothée Chalamet, Vanessa Hudgens, Jaden Smith, Ty Dolla $ign and Macaulay Culkin all lending their voices to the show. 

“I have been waiting 3 long years for you all to see what I’ve been working on all this time,” he explained in an Instagram caption that previews the series. “My greatest achievement. This project will move you, it will take your heart places and make you fall in love again. I am so proud of every single person involved who helped bring my vision to life. From the animators but more specifically Fletch Moules, to the voice actors, my BEAUTIFUL team at Netflix: The mega awesome cool guy Mike Moon and the ever so lovely and sweet Elizabeth Porter, everyone showed up with their A game and delivered. I LOVE YOU ALL!!”

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Last Friday, Cudi released the new song “Do What I Want” that is set to appear on his upcoming album, also called Entergalatic, which is also set to release of September 30. “‘Do What I Want’ was the first song I did w Day Trip and I locked in w them heavy shortly after to make MOTM3,” he wrote. “I’m really happy u’ll finally get to hear it.”

Heading to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio for this trio release. Cudi plans to honest an event called “Moonman Landing.” “Cleveland…where we goin? The moon,” Cudi wrote on Twitter, Wednesday.

Watch the first look for Entergalactic below.

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