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NBA Youngboy Shares New Song & Video ‘Black Ball’: Watch

NBA Youngboy has dropped a brand new song called ‘Black Ball’ which comes along with a music video.The video for the standout song sees the rapper playing with his kids while being on house arrest in Utah. The Baton Rogue rapper was released from jail about a month ago under a home confinement order that includes a GPS monitor and 24/7 surveillance which means we will be seeing a lot of these at-home visuals from him in the coming weeks & months.Last week, he hopped on Clubhouse to talk with DJ Akademiks about his new music, label deal with Atlantic Records and more. He said his plan is to stop being “a slave” to Atlantic and be a free agent.[embedded content]

Alicia Keys Reveals ‘Keys’ Tracklist

On Friday, Alicia Keys returns with her double album Keys.
The 26-track set, which she calls “one of the most exciting projects I ever did,” will feature two sides containing different versions of the same songs. The “Originals” side consists of 14 “laidback piano vibes,” produced entirely by Alicia, with appearances from Pusha T (“Plentiful”) and Brandi Carlile (“Paper Flowers”).
The “Unlocked” side boasts “upbeat, drums, level up vibes,” produced by Alicia and Mike Will Made-It. In addition to the single “LALA” with Swae Lee, the 12 tracks include collaborations with Lil Wayne on “Nat King Cole” and Khalid and Lucky Daye on “Come for Me.”
“These songs are going to creep into your heart and give you what you need!” tweeted Alicia. “On #KEYS we ain’t holdin’ back for NOTHIN’!!”

I couldn’t wait to reveal this….
These songs are going to creep into your heart and give you what you need!
On #KEYS we ain’t holdin’ back for NOTHIN’!! 😤
Flip your phone for the #Unlocked side
And tell me what title intrigues you most 💥💥💥💥🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹 pic.twitter.com/XsZEKRebUy
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) December 7, 2021

Keys follows 2020’s Alicia. “I do feel like this music that’s coming is very much like, I know my lane and I’ma drive in it,” the 15-time Grammy winner told Apple Music. “That’s the vibe of this music. There’s a confidence. There’s a swag. There’s an energy. There’s a feeling of just complete comfortable in my skin.”
Alicia Tracklist
Side One – Originals1. “Plentiful” feat. Pusha T2. “Skydive”3. “Best of Me”4. “Dead End Road”5. “Is It Insane”6. “Billions”7. “Love When You Call My Name”8. “Only You”9. “Daffodils”10. “Old Memories”11. “Nat King Cole”12. “Paper Flowers” feat. Brandi Carlile13. “Like Water”14. “Keys”
Side Two – Unlocked1. “Only You”2. “Skydive”3. “Best of Me”4. “LALA” feat. Swae Lee5. “Nat King Cole” feat. Lil Wayne6. “Is It Insane”7. “Come for Me” feat. Khalid and Lucky Daye8. “Old Memories”9. “Dead End Road”10. “Love When You Call My Name”11. “Daffodils”12. “Billions”

Drake Withdraws His 2022 Grammy Nominations

Drake has decided to withdraw his 2022 GRAMMY nominations, reports Variety.The Toronto superstar was nominated for two awards at next year’s ceremony which takes place on Jan. 31st — Best Rap Album for his latest LP Certified Lover Boy and Best Rap Performance for the hit single ‘Way Too Sexy’ (with Future & Young Thug).The decision was made by Drizzy and his management but there’s no word on what the reasons are. Stay tuned for more on this story.

Travis Scott Requests for Astroworld Lawsuit Dismissal

Travis Scott is responding to one of the hundreds of lawsuits filed against him in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy.
The rapper has asked a judge to dismiss a suit filed against him by a man named Jessie Garcia, who alleges he was in the crowd at the Nov. 5 Houston festival. In legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Travis requests that the suit be dismissed with prejudice as it pertains to himself, his company (Jack Enterprises), and his foundation/label (Cactus Jack).
Travis has issued a “general denial,” which allows him to issue one blanket response to all the allegations against them. He is denying responsibility for the deaths and injuries, and is asking the judge to throw out the suit against him and his entities.
He is also reportedly planning to issue a similar response for the other civil suits filed against him, which could be combined into one giant case. Attorneys for both victims and festival organizers filed a joint petition last week seeking to consolidate the nearly 300 cases into a multi-district litigation before a single judge. The court has yet to rule.
As of Friday, 275 lawsuits have been filed with more than 1,250 plaintiffs. The lawsuits accuse Live Nation, Travis, and other festival organizers of gross negligence in how they planned and conducted Astroworld, and are seeking billions in damages.
Prior to this, Travis said he was unaware of what was going on while he was on stage. “Any time I could make out, you know, anything that’s going on, you know, I just stop my show and, you know, helped them get the help they need,” he said in a video following the tragedy. “I could just never imagine the severity of the situation.”

Hangout Festival 2022 Lineup Announced: Post Malone, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow

Hangout Festival has announced the lineup of the 2022 festival today featuring some big names.Post Malone, Tame Impala, Halsey, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, ILLENIUM, and Megan Thee Stallion are some of the main performers at the three day festival taking place May 20-22 on the Beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Additional performers include Kane Brown, Jack Harlow, Zedd, Maren Morris, Phoebe Bridgers, Leon Bridges, Louis The Child, Still Woozy, The Band CAMINO, SLANDER, Oliver Tree, Lil Yachty, Chelsea Cutler, Sublime With Rome, The Head And The Heart, Surfaces, T-Pain, and more.This will be the first edition of Hangout since 2019 as the last two were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will include stage-side VIP pools, hammocks lining the beach, oceanside views, and plenty of activities including beach volleyball, disco skating at a full-sized roller rink, and more.Pre-sale registration for tickets to Hangout 2022 is now available on the festival’s official website. General Onsale for the festival will take place on December 13th. 3-Day General admission tickets are $339 during the Early Bird sale and will increase to $359 after that. There is also a 3-Day GA Plus option priced at $509 that includes access to the GA Plus Grove with private air-conditioned restrooms, premium food offerings, and areas to relax, along with Priority GA Plus entrances at all festival gates.Full lineup:Post MaloneTame ImpalaHalseyDoja CatFall Out BoyILLENIUMMegan Thee StallionKane BrownZeddJack HarlowMaren MorrisPhoebe BridgersLeon BridgesLouis The ChildStill WoozyOliver TreeSLANDERThe Band CAMINOLil YachtyChelsea CutlerThe Head And The HeartSublime With RomeT-PainSurfacesFlo MilliMadeonKoffeeDayglowDIESEL (Shaquille O’Neal)FletcherBrelandMoon TaxiTyla YawehRemi WolfThe Brook & The BluffbeabadoobeeSIDEPIECEPaul CauthenRole ModelSurf MesaJoy OladokunKennyHooplaBriston MaroneyBankrol HaydenLuciiSNBRNAUDREY NUNA347aidanericdoarenforshortLP GiobbiShip WrekZach HoodJVNAVNSSABlu DeTigerNOTDLuttrellNeal FrancisThe BlossomHugelTre’ AmaniFlipturnNightlygabriel blackBren JoyMontell2099HastingsMaddsPetey Martin

Tyler, the Creator Reveals His Top 5 JAY-Z Songs

Tyler, the Creator is revealing his top 5 JAY-Z songs.
In honor of the hip-hop icon’s birthday on Saturday (Dec. 4), the Call Me If You Get Lost rapper was asked to share his favorite songs.
Off the top, he named three tracks produced by The Neptunes—”F**k All Nite,” “Excuse Me Miss,” and “Allure.”
Tyler, who collaborated with JAY-Z on Frank Ocean’s 2017’s single “Biking,” also celebrated Hov’s verse on “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)” off Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter, which he called “crazy, insane.”
Jigga’s 2006 “Grammy Family” freestyle for Funkmaster Flex even scored a spot in Tyler’s top 5, while “Show You How” off The Blueprint 2 earned an honorable mention. “That last verse on ‘Show You How’ put a lot into perspective for me as a kid,” he said.
Tyler is fresh off two Grammy nominations and will launch his Call Me If You Get Lost tour, in support of his critically-acclaimed album, in February with special guests Kali Uchis, Vince Staples, and Teezo Touchdown.
Watch him share his list below.

Kodak Black Appears in Awkward Interview, Fans Concerned About Rapper’s Health

Kodak Black’s recent appearance during a reaction video has left fans concerned.The Florida rapper did a special stop with Youtubers Zias and B. Lou’s channel ZIAS! where he behaved quite awkwardly, leaving the hosts confused and worried at some points. The asked Kodak to speak on his song ‘Super Gremlin‘ which came out a month ago but apart from not being able to do the same, he speaks a lot of gibberish and shows worrisome conduct.What's going on with Kodak Black? Man is on another plane of existence here. Hope he has some good people around him. This shit is sad. pic.twitter.com/0c4VZUNyUm— Squirt Reynolds (@SquirtReynoIds) December 4, 2021At one point, Kodak tells the hosts “he’s tied”. Later, he tries to explain what he intended to say. “Like tired, like he dead. They dead like flies. Flies everywhere when you dead,” he adds. At multiple times during the segment, Kodak looks eerily at the camera, leaving fans baffled.Ain’t even a fan of dude, but that Kodak interview was hard to watch man. I’ve dealt with so many people who have been effected by drugs like that and it’s a shame to see.— Poetic Killa (@poetic_killa) December 5, 2021Just watched Zias reaction vid with Kodak and I’m just so sad. He needs to chill with those drugs man ☹️— belle (@AnnabelAina) December 5, 2021

50 Cent and French Montana Squash Beef

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50 Cent and French Montana are putting their beef behind them.
After going back and forth over the years, the rap rivals have seemingly settled their issues.
During his appearance on Revolt’s “Drink Champs,” French was asked about their feud and confirmed that he’s moved on, namely because he’s a fan of 50’s Starz series “Black Mafia Family.”
“I have no problem with 50 no more after he dropped his ‘BMF’ joint. That’s my favorite shit,” French told N.O.R.E. “Everything is all about the ‘BMF.’ That’s his best work.”

His comments were enough to appease 50, who reposted the clip and dismissed their feud.
“That was the right answer French, well handled,” he wrote in his caption. “What beef, I don’t remember.”
Back in 2019, 50 accused French of buying a used Bugatti and faking his streams for his single “Writing on the Wall” featuring Post Malone, Cardi B, and Rvssian. French fired back, calling 50 a “sensitive dinosaur” and posting a Photoshopped image of 50 kissing Eminem.

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French Montana Says He Has No Beef with 50 Cent Following ‘BMF’: “That’s the best work ever”

French Montana and 50 Cent have had some problems over the past couple of years.Things got escalated last year when there were reports that 50 Cent had punched French Montana at a club in Miami.  French took to social media to deny it, saying that when 50 heard he was at the club, 50 went out through the back.  50 addressed the incident in an interview, saying, “No, there’s no truth to that. Would I do a thing like that? Why would you think that way?”French was the latest guest on the Drink Champs podcast where he talked about 50 and the past beef. When N.O.R.E. asked why the relationship with 50 went sour, French replied, “Man, let me tell you something. Me, I have no problem with 50 no more after he dropped this BMF joint. That’s my favorite shit,” he said. “Whatever me and 50 ever had — shout out to 50. Yeah, me and him, everything is over after BMF. That’s the best work ever.”50 took to his Instagram to react to the interview. “That was the right answer French, well handled. What beef, I don’t remember,” 50 said while sharing the clip of French.You can watch the full episode of Drink Champs below.[embedded content]

Roddy Ricch Buys $5.6 Million Beverly Hills Mansion

Roddy Ricch is living the 90210 life.
The 23-year-old rapper, whose new album livelifefast arrives this month, has dropped $5.6 million on a mansion in the mountains above Beverly Hills. According to Dirt.com, the nearly one-acre compound sits at the end of a long, gated driveway shared with three other estates, and has parking for up to 10 cars.
The secluded 3,500-square-foot property was built around 1960 and has been renovated and expanded in recent years. There are two master bedrooms, one upstairs and one down, both with spa-like bathrooms and bespoke closets. There is also a gourmet kitchen with stone countertops, custom cabinetry, and stainless appliances, plus a media room with blackout shades and hardwood floors.

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Additionally, there is a fully-detached guesthouse with a bathroom and kitchen that could be converted into a gym or music studio. Mature trees and lush greenery offer plenty of privacy on the Mulholland Drive estate, which borders the main residence of the late Eddie Van Halen. The outdoor area also includes a large pool and terraced gardens with a basketball court and grassy lawns.
The “Box” hitmaker is enjoying the fruits of his labor. During the pandemic in 2020, he made a reported $20 million. “I’ve made more this year than I have ever made in life–at home,” he told Forbes.
On Dec. 17, he will release his highly-anticipated sophomore album livelifefast.
“These few years I’ve been out the way weren’t the easiest but I always try to stay optimistic in all situations and keep a focused brain,” he told fans ahead of the project’s release. “Coming into the amounts of success and monetary gain while young is challenging but KINGS and QUEENS can be any age and still have to fight their battles.”

Hundreds of Astroworld Lawsuits to Be Combined Into Single Case

Travis Scott is facing nearly 300 lawsuits in the wake of Astroworld.
Now a new report from Billboard claims that the hundreds of lawsuits filed over the deadly Houston music festival—which left 10 dead and hundreds injured—will be consolidated into one giant case.
A month after a crowd surge during the Nov. 5 performance, attorneys for both victims and festival organizers filed a joint petition Friday (Dec. 3) seeking to combine the 275 cases into a multi-district litigation before a single judge.
The two sides agreed that a consolidated proceeding was the best way to handle the complex legal battle that already involves 1,250 plaintiffs. If approved, the move will allow a single judge to oversee and coordinate the cases.
“This type of litigation is exactly what the Texas MDL process is designed to address,” they wrote.
The lawsuits accuse Live Nation, Travis, and other festival organizers of gross negligence in how they planned and conducted Astroworld, and are seeking billions in damages.
As of Friday, 275 lawsuits have been filed with more than 1,250 plaintiffs, including one from the family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest victim, who was allegedly trampled at the concert, and later died from his injuries.
Travis has offered to cover the burial costs for the victims. Blount’s family, along with several others, have rejected the rapper’s offer to cover their funeral expenses.
Live Nation is cooperating with investigators. “We continue to support and assist local authorities in their ongoing investigation so that both the fans who attended and their families can get the answers they want and deserve, and we will address all legal matters at the appropriate time,” a spokesman told NBC News.

Doja Cat Shares Vibrant Music Video for ‘Woman’: Watch

Fresh off of her multi GRAMMY nominations for Planet Her, Doja Cat has shared the music video for her song ‘Woman’ which became a sleeper hit from her album following release.The video premiered on MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as BET Her and BET Soul; plus on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard along with its worldwide debut on YouTube. It’s directed by Janelle Monáe & H.E.R.’s project chil. and stars singer/songwriter, actress, dancer and model Teyana Taylor along with actress and model Guetcha.Watch the vibrant video below. In addition, Doja Cat partnered with Girls Who Code to create DojaCode, an interactive music video experience for “Woman.”[embedded content]

Mary J. Blige Announces New Album ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’

Mary J. Blige is back to take her throne.
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has officially announced that her 15th studio album, Good Morning Gorgeous, will arrive on Feb. 11, 2022.
On Friday, she released the first two singles, “Good Morning Gorgeous” and “Amazing” featuring DJ Khaled, via her newly-launched label, Mary Jane Productions in partnership with 300 Entertainment.
“Good Morning Gorgeous” features production and writing from D’Mile, H.E.R., Lucky Daye, and Tiara Thomas, while “Amazing” was produced by DJ Khaled, STREETRUNNER, and Tarik Azzouz.
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“Working on this new album has been so much fun,” said Blige. “I’m excited for my fans to hear these first two songs to give them a taste of what’s to come. I’m grateful to all my collaborators and partners who have walked with me through this process and even more grateful to my fans who I hope have a blast with this new music.”
In a recent interview with Tamron Hall, she added, “Wait till you hear it, it’s gonna blow everybody’s mind. And it’s because it’s something I had to do, and something I had to say when I was in my darkest, darkest moments in that life, to build myself up to this person that I can see and accept my nose, accept my eyes, accept my cheeks, accept all the things that I used to hate.”
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Two days after the album’s release, the R&B icon will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar.
Good Morning Gorgeous follows Mary’s 2017 album Strength of a Woman.

Rick Ross Reveals ‘Richer Than I Ever Been’ Tracklist

Rick Ross is set to return with his 11th studio album Richer Than I Ever Been.
One week before it drops, he has released the tracklist featuring the single “Outlawz” with Jazmine Sullivan and 21 Savage, plus appearances from Benny the Butcher, DreamDoll, BLXST, Yungeen Ace, and Major Nine.
The 10 tracks also include “Warm Words in a Cold World” with Wale and Future and the Boi-1da-produced “Little Havana” featuring The-Dream and former drug kingpin Willie Falcon, which was released Friday.
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Richer Than I Ever Been, which follows 2019’s Port of Miami 2, arrives Dec. 10.
“I feel this is the best album I’ve ever done,” Ross told “The Bakari Sellers Podcast.” “I make progress every day. I feel like some of the stuff I’m saying on this album is going to separate this album from others. A lot of people gonna say, ‘Rozay shouldn’t have did that.’ I think I should. Why not? That’s what the game needs.”
Richer Than I Ever Been Tracklist
1. “Little Havana” feat. Willie Falcon and The-Dream2. “The Pulizter”3. “Rapper Estates” feat. Benny the Butcher4. “Marathon”5. “Warm Words in a Cold World” feat. Wale and Future6. “Wiggle” feat. DreamDoll7. “Can’t Be Broke” feat. Yungeen Ace and Major Nine8. “Made It Out Alive” feat. BLXST9. “Outlawz” feat. Jazmine Sullivan and 21 Savage10. “Imperial High”

Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J Announce Joint Album; Share First Single ‘Pop That Trunk’

Longtime friends Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J have collaborated on several songs in the past. Today, they have announced that they are working on a joint album.The Taylor Gang rappers will be releasing their collaborative project “early 2022” according to the press release. To kick things off, they are dropping the first single ‘Pop That Trunk’ along with a music video. Watch it below.The new tune comes on the heels of the Three 6 Mafia and Bone Thugz-N-Harmony VERZUZ battle last night in Los Angeles.[embedded content]