Lil Yachty Drops New Single, Visuals For “Let’s Get On Dey Ass”

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Lil Yachty has officially released his latest song “Let’s Get On Dey Ass” along with an accompanying music video. The new track highlights Yachty back in his rap bag at full force, weaving his melodic and whirly auto-tuned vocals over the track’s distorted 808s, howling synth lead, and bouncy hi-hats to deliver a high octane, bass heavy, rap anthem perfect for a festival mosh pit. Directed by Zhamak, the “Let’s Get On Dey Ass” music video shows Yachty and the Concrete Family dancing around the city, draped in luxurious matching vintage outfits and jewelry. Lofi VHS style shots of Yachty and his crew alternate with clips of the style icon shopping for another signature outfit along with a cameo from social media star and model, Teanna Trump. The new song comes on the heels of Yachty’s collaborative album with James BlakeBad Cameo, and follows their most recent visualizer for “Save The Savior.”

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Cory Gunz Releases New Video for “Rick Owens x Nike Tech” Feat. Jae’won

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Multi-platinum selling recording artist Cory Gunz is back with another visual! Gunz releases the video for “Rick Owens x Nike Tech” featuring Jae’won.

The visual was shot by Why N.O.T. Productions and takes place at the Cult of Individuality with intermediate glimpses of them partying at a club. In the video, you see Cory and Jae’won portray a rock band while they boast about lavish lifestyles as The Bronx native shouts out his Militia team. The video for “Rick Owens x Nike Tech” was also premiered on BET Jams and the song can be heard on Loosie Pack 3.

The visual for “Rick Owens x Nike Tech” comes off the heels of the release of The Militia mixtape where Cory teams up with fellow Militia members Black Saun, Qui3t, Whispers, RMK, Mulaarie and more on nine new tracks with a feature from Ms. Hustle. Songs like “Bout Mine” and “Club & Go” showcase the crew’s versatility as they rap over Jersey club beats and gritty sounds. The Militia also pays homage to veteran rapper-turned-podcaster N.O.R.E.’s first album with the song “Head Tonight.”

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LL COOL J Announces Release of 14th Studio Album ‘The FORCE’

LL COOL J Announces Release of 14th Studio Album 'The FORCE'

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and two-time Grammy® Award-winning Hip-Hop icon, LL COOL J, has announced his 14th studio album, The FORCE (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy). Set for release on September 6th via Def Jam Recordings / Virgin Music Group, the highly anticipated 14-track album features an impressive lineup of guest artists, including Nas, Eminem, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Saweetie, Snoop Dogg, Don Pablito, J-S.A.N.D., Mad Squablz, and Sona Jobarteh.

The FORCE, LL’s first new album in over a decade, is a powerful testament to his enduring influence in the music industry. Produced entirely by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, the album showcases LL’s renewed vigor and lyrical prowess. The Queens emcee describes the creation process as “learning how to rap again,” resulting in a record that is both contemporary and deeply rooted in Hip-Hop tradition.

“It’s like a director going back to film school after he’s had blockbusters,” LL says, or “Denzel going back to acting class.”

This album explores various themes, from racial injustice and law enforcement abuses to the effects of the pandemic, isolation, and LL’s legacy in the Hip-Hop canon. With sharp writing and dynamic vocals, “The The FORCE blends serious topical content and energetic, fun tracks, demonstrating LL COOL J’s continued relevance and creativity.

“We’re talking 14 tracks of straight fire, all crafted by myself and the one and only Q-Tip,” LL said. “When you listen to this album, you’re not just hearing music, you’re experiencing a whole new vibe, a whole new level of artistic passion.”

The FORCE is set to inspire and challenge the genre, offering a new direction for Hip-Hop while celebrating its rich history. Fans can look forward to a modern, thought-provoking album that reaffirms LL COOL J’s place as a Hip-Hop legend.

Previously, LL COOL J triumphantly returned to music with his new single “Saturday Night Special” featuring Rick Ross and Fat Joe. Released via Def Jam Recordings and Virgin Music Group, the track marks LL’s comeback after a decade-long hiatus.

The new single, produced by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Q-Tip, kicks off with an innovative sonic approach. LL COOL J, Rick Ross, and Fat Joe navigate the track with lyrical finesse, depicting life’s harsh realities, intricate dynamics, and the code of ethics governing it. Named after the revolver class “Saturday Night Special,” the song explores key players in the hustle, such as the “greedy killer” who reacts violently to disrespect and the “daredevil type” who seeks attention. Emphasizing self-preservation and strategic interaction, the song’s core message revolves around trust and reciprocity in the hustle.

The minimalist, black-and-white music video, directed by JakeTheShooter with creative direction from HiHat, brings the hustler anthem to life. Shot in Miami, Florida, the video features LL, Fat Joe, and Rick Ross performing together.

“‘Saturday Night Special’ is just the beginning,” LL said. “There’s a lot more where this came from, and I’m hype for y’all to hear this new record. We’re doing this for the fans and for Hip-Hop culture.”

You can see the tracklist below.

  1. Spirit of Cyrus (Featuring Snoop Dogg)
  2. The FORCE
  3. Saturday Night Special (Featuring Rick Ross and Fat Joe)
  4. Black Code Suite (Featuring Sona Jobarteh)
  5. Passion
  6. Proclivities (Featuring Saweetie)
  7. Post Modern
  8. 30 Decembers
  9. Runnit Back
  10. Huey In Da Chair (Featuring Busta Rhymes)
  11. Basquiat Energy
  12. Praise Him (Featuring Nas)
  13. Murdergram Deux (Featuring Eminem)
  14. The Vow (Featuring Mad Squablz, J-S.A.N.D., and Don Pablito)

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Anderson .Paak Lights Up The Bungalow Santa Monica with Surprise Performance and Charity Event

Anderson .Paak Lights Up The Bungalow Santa Monica with Surprise Performance and Charity Event

Grammy Award-winning artist Anderson .Paak, also known as DJ Pee .Wee, brought his star power to The Bungalow Santa Monica’s Night Market ahead of his upcoming ‘Malibu Tour.’ The special ticketed event, which supported .Paak’s charity .Paak House, raised over $22K in proceeds.

Anderson .Paak kicked off the evening by guest bartending, serving mixed shots of his SelvaRey Rum to excited attendees. The night’s highlight was his electrifying vinyl DJ set as DJ Pee .Wee, where he performed hits from his acclaimed album “Malibu.” Guests enjoyed live renditions of “Come Down,” “Am I Wrong,” and “Without You,” as well as Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us.” .Paak also energized the crowd with a soul train line, featuring dancers, couples, and even a drum solo.

Throughout the night, guests savored SelvaRey Rum cocktails alongside beverages from Summer Water Rosé Pizzolato and Nosotros Mezcal. The event offered a variety of LA’s favorite foods, including Tacos 1986, Bootsy’s BBQ, Urbn Pizza, Fig/Soko, and The Bungalow’s Streaming Burger. Dessert lovers enjoyed treats from Lei’d Cookies and Good Times Ice Cream.

The event was a vibrant blend of music, dance, and culinary delights, creating an unforgettable experience for locals, families, and tourists alike while supporting a great cause.

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Skilla Baby And DaBaby Drop “Project X” Video

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Skilla Baby continues to heat up the summer. He gears up to drop his new music video for “Project X (feat. DaBaby)” on Friday via Geffen Records. Directed by DaBaby the video finds Skilla at a college fraternity party living it up with DaBaby.

This follows his “Misfit” street music video with Polo G. Both tracks are off Skilla’s latest mixtape The ColdestSkilla Baby has been on a hot streak with recent plugs in PEOPLEAssociated PressGaloreBillboardStereogumRolling Out and more. Most recently Skilla Baby graced the 2024 XXL Freshman cover as the 10th spot winner aka The People’s Champ and walked the BET 2024 Awards red carpet. At only 25-years-old Skilla Baby has grown immensely the past few years as an artist with over 400 million streams to his name.

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Tink Drops ‘Winter Diary 5’ Album Feat. Summer Walker, Skilla Baby and Jeremih

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Multi-talented R&B musician and lyricist, Tink, has delivered Winter’s Diary 5, the fifth installment of the mixtape series that propelled her to stardom. Guests on the album include Skilla Baby, NoCap, and Jeremih while production ranges from multi-platinum Hitmaka to Grammy nominated Bizness Boi and SkipOnDaBeat. With its release, Tink ignites excitement among her devoted followers who eagerly have anticipated the continuation of her acclaimed mixtape series. Since her breakthrough with Winter’s Diary over a decade ago, the singer-songwriter has continuously evolved her musicality while staying true to her roots in heartfelt r&b. From the chart-topping success of “Treat Me Like Somebody” in Winter’s Diary 2 to her inclusion in the XXL Freshman class of 2015, Tink has consistently pushed boundaries and redefined the genre.

Blessed with a profound gift to combine music and storytelling, Tink’s first single off the project, “Charged Up,” made prodigious use of her ability to weave a tapestry of emotion, inviting listeners into her world of love and self-discovery. “Pretty Girls” is sure to become a Tik Tok hit with beauty influencers while “Songs About U” features the certified platinum singer-songwriter Summer Walker. The relatable and richly detailed slow burner transports fans to a realm where heartache and desire sonically collide, commanding listeners to pay attention to their varying degrees of pain. Tink and Walker explore the subject of toxic love with raw emotion and melodic prowess expressing their own unique personalities, styles and attitudes. Together, they lament about the challenges associated with passionate relationships and sing their way through the depths of love’s labyrinth.

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Cory Gunz Unveils ‘The Militia’ Mixtape With Fellow Militia Members Black Saun, Whispers and More

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Multi-platinum selling recording artist Cory Gunz releases The Militia mixtape featuring fellow Militia members Black Saun, WhispersRMK, Mulaarie and more.

The Militia tape contains nine new songs with production from Black Saun and Qui3t with a feature from Ms. Hustle. Cory and The Militia members come through with bars showcasing their lyrical wordplay over a combination of gritty sounds and Jersey club beats with songs like “Bout Mine” and “Club & Go.” The Militia also pays homage to veteran rapper-turned-podcaster N.O.R.E.’s first album with the song “Head Tonight.”

The Militia tape comes on the heels of Cory’s “On The Radar” Freestyle where he unleashed rapid fire bars for four minutes straight! The freestyle was liked by fellow labelmate Drake and received rave reviews from industry peers such as A$AP Ferg, Dave East, Tony Yayo, Don Cannon and more. The visual for the freestyleshows the YMCMB artist alongside fellow Militia members Black SaunWhispers and RMK as he delivers rapid fire bars over a mash-up beat of previously released tracks, Scenario” and Rick Owens x Nike Tech.” The freestyle has also been released on DSPs where it received playlisting on Apple Music’s Base:LineBARSand Underground Hip-Hop Essentials.

The Militia Tracklist

  1. Bout Mine (feat. D. Jones & Ms. Hustle)
  2. Wrist Rocky (feat. Whispers & Mulaarie)
  3. Club & Go (feat. Lavish Liife & Yemi Sauce)
  4. Ain’t Wit That (feat. RMK, Pax3 & Whispers)
  5. Count (feat. Whispers)
  6. That Part (feat. Dashii & RMK)
  7. Head Tonight (feat. Whispers, Dashii & RMK)
  8. How Me Well (feat. Mulaarie)
  9. Mobb Thru (feat. Black Saun)

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Ice Spice Drops New Video “Did It First” With Central Cee

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GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and pop culture sensation Ice Spice teams up with chart-topping UK rapper Central Cee on the explosive new single “Did It First.” Demonstrating what Pitchfork hailed as a “diabolical knack for hooks,” she declares, “If he cheating, I’m doing him worse / No uno, I hit the reverse/ I ain’t trippin’, the grip in my purse / I don’t care, cuz he did it first.” On his verse, Central Cee does his best to conceal his infidelities but admits, “If I went court for all the times I got caught / I’d have about 16 felons.”

ce and Central Cee began teasing the single earlier this week, stirring up speculation and amassing over 42 million views on TikTok plus 10,500+ creates with the official sound. “Did It First” is from Ice Spice’s debut album, Y2K! — due out July 26 via 10K Projects/Capitol Records. The project also includes recent hits “Think U The Shit (Fart),” “Gimmie A Light” and “Phat Butt,” which People praised as “braggadocious.” She recently performed “Think U The Shit (Fart)” at the BET Awards ‘24.

After the first leg of her European festival performances – including Wireless Festival in London today July 12 – Ice Spice will bring the Y2K! WORLD TOUR to North America, beginning with a July 30 show at The Anthem in Washington, DC. The headline run will also include two shows at The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York City (August 6 & 7) and an evening at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles (August 19).

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Cardi B Surprised Her Daughter Kulture is Already a Six-Year Old: ‘Like How?’

Cardi B Surprised Her Daughter Kulture is Already a Six-Year Old: 'Like How?'

Can you believe Cardi B is the mother of a six-year-old? Yeah, she can’t either. Baby Kulture is not a baby anymore.

Hitting X, Cardi celebrated her firstborn’s birthday, “My baby really six…..Like how?”

If you were looking for Cardi B’s album this summer, stop looking. Cardi announced her 2024 plans and new music is not part of them.

Interacting with fans online, Cardi revealed she agreed with a fan who stated she should pull back from social media platforms due to feeling “unappreciated” for online interactions.

Then she dropped the reveal: “Anyway NO album this year I don’t care I’m relaxing this year .. Dropping these features I already committed to and traveling and enjoying my summer.”

Just as a note, Invasion of Privacy dropped in 2018. You can see Cardi’s messages below courtesy of Hip-HopDX.

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Brady Watt & Jim Jones Release New Single & Video “Godspeed”

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Genre-defying artist Brady Watt & Dipset legend Jim Jones have released a new single and video for “Godspeed.”  “Godspeed” is co-produced by Heatmakerz.

Brady Watt continues to captivate audiences and push musical boundaries with his groundbreaking “Bass & Bars” series, which has now garnered over 100 million views.  Recent episodes include collaborations with Freeway, Melle Mel & The Furious 5, Large Professor, The Pharcyde, Trinidad James, Lord Finesse, and AZ.

Beyond his series, Watt has recently performed at prestigious events such as the Montreal Jazz Festival alongside DJ Premier and headlined the Rotterdam Double Bass Festival. He also opened for blues and guitar legend Gary Clark Jr. on his U.S. tour and capped it off with a remarkable performance at Radio City Music Hall.

Watt’s journey to creating “Godspeed” began at Heatmakerz’s studio, where he sifted through approximately 20 beats before selecting one with a vintage gospel sample, that was mixed with rock and roll and street elements that immediately resonated with him;  inspired Brady quickly crafted the hook and refined the track by adding bass, synths, and keys from Carlos Homs.

“I’m a lifelong Dipset fan,” Watt shared. “Over the years, I’ve developed a friendship with Jim and Heatmakerz. I’m always making beats, but I wanted to see what would happen if I used someone else’s production while still adding my instrumentation and bass.”

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