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Beyonce Shares Lengthy Teaser for ‘I’m That Girl’ Music Video: Watch

Beyonce has surprised fans with a teaser for her upcoming music video for ‘I’m That Girl’.The song appears on the latest album RENAISSANCE which debuted on top of Billboard 200 last week with 335k copies moved. ‘I’m That Girl’ is the opening track on the album which is produced by Beyonce herself along with Kelman Duran.At almost 2 minutes along, this is one of the lengthiest teasers for a video we’ve seen from a major artist. Watch it below.Bey is also featured on the new Isley Brothers remake ‘Make Me Say It Again, Girl’ which you can listen here.[embedded content]

50 Cent Talks ‘Higher’ Reference Leak, The Game, Writing for Diddy on The Breakfast Club

50 Cent stopped by The Breakfast Club on Friday morning to chat with DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God.As usual, the G-Unit general dropped some gems and did some hilarious talk with the hosts. He spoke about his current relationship with Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo and even addressed the recent leak of ‘Higher’ reference song for The Game. 50 confirmed that he wrote the song apart from other tracks on Game’s debut album The Documentary like ‘Westside Story’, ‘Hate it or Love It’, ‘How We Do’ and more.The rapper also addressed Game and Wack 100’s claim back in March that he wrote ‘What Up Gangsta’ for 50, shutting the report down and adding that Game is doing all of this out of desperation.The music turned TV mogul talked about a story when Beyonce stepped in between Jay-Z and him because she thought there was about to be a potential altercation between them, problems with Starz network, the upcoming “Tycoon” weekend in Houston, plans of doing more music connected with TV projects and more. Watch the full interview below.[embedded content]

Bow Wow Reveals Star-Studded Lineup For “The Millennium Tour: Turned Up”

Bow Wow took to Instagram to announce that he will be headlining this upcoming Millenium Tour. Mario, Keri Hilson, Pleasure P, and more will also be joining to serve fans nostalgia as they enjoyed their favorite artists from their younger years.

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On Instagram, Bow Wow shared posts of the upcoming Millennium Tour: Turned Up.

Bow Wow is a headliner along with R&B stars Keri Hilson and Mario for the tour.

The lineup is a star-studded group of artists and groups that dominated the music scene in the 2000s.

Other R&B artists on the tour are Lloyd, Pleasure P, Bobby Valentino, and Sammie.

Hip-hop fans will see the Ying-Yang Twins, Chingy, Dem Franchise Boys, Lil Scrappy, Crime Mob, Trillville, and Travis Porter.

There will also be a reunion on Day 26.

The tour starts on October 7 in Hampton, Virginia, and will conclude in Oakland on November 27.

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Checking Back In the UK

The Millenium Tour was initially supposed to stop in London.

However,  it was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cancellation caused many fans in the UK to think it was a scam. Eventually, Bow Wow, Omarion, Soulja Boy, Lloyd, Sammie, and others performed at the O2 Arena in London on August 10.

New Music Friday: The Game Opens His Heart & Mind, Rod Wave Has A Beautiful Mind, Cordae’s Double Drop & More!

Time is flying by fast; Christmas might as well be next week.

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Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but you get the point.

It is mid-August, and SOHH is here to help you update your playlist.

This week’s offerings include The Game’s long-awaited album, Drillmatic: Heart vs. Mind and Fabolous’  “1 Thing Freestyle ” for old-school rap heads, Cordae’s Unacceptable for new-age listeners, and a blast from the beyond from Pop Smoke, who is featured alongside Jhene Aiko in Tyga’s new single “Sunshine.”

Have a listen. You may not need to skip songs while shuffling in the car or showering.

The Game – Drillmatic: Heart vs. Mind

After a proposed early 2022 release, multiple pushbacks, and an album cover art drop, The Game’s “Drillmatic” is finally here.

The 31-song album was produced by Hit-Band boasts multiple features from the best, including Kanye, NBA Youngboy, Pusha T, and more.

The album will take you on a trip and is sure to leave one wondering if it is a slight extension to Nas’ Illmatic, hyped as a game changer in respect to lyricism and released in 1994.

Rod Wave – Beautiful Mind

Rod Wave  just can’t help dropping back-to-back hits.

He is carving a space for himself, putting truth to Fireboy’s line in “Airplane”: “so many legends dey, I am just trying to be another one.”

Beautiful Mind is his latest offering, showing he has no intention of slowing down.

It also presents his confidence in his ability to carry a full body of work, featuring just three artists – Jack Harlow in “Youngen,” December Joy in “Quiet Storm,” and a skit by Druski –  in the 24-song drop.

“Stone Rolling” is already looking evergreen.

Cordae – So With That

Cordae dropped two hot singles this week: “So With That” and “Unacceptable.”

Cordae has officially found his sound and cadence, while giving us new music.

YG – Toxic

YG’s new song is a sample of “If I Get Caught,” a hit by one of the greatest R&B songstresses ever, Mary J. Blige (she put in a masterful performance in “Umbrella Academy” as well).

Let us know what you think of this experiment.

Tyga feat. Pop Smoke x Jhene Aiko – Sunshine

You know when you look in the fridge, see that unfinished meal, add a few things, and voila, you have a new dish? Yep, that’s what Tyga did here.

“Sunshine” is his take on Lil Flip’s original version.

It features the gone-too-soon voice of Pop Smoke and the silky tones of soon-to-be mom Jhene Aiko.

Let us know what you think of it!

JID – Dance Now

Dreamville rapper JID is looking to make a statement with his upcoming album but graced fans with something to get jiggy with in the meantime.

“Dance Now ” is JID’s second single from his upcoming album, The Forever Story.

Give it a listen and share your thoughts with us.

Fabolous – 1 Thing Freestyle

Get jiggy.

Fabolous Returns with Amerie-Sampled ‘1 Thing’ Freestyle and New Single ‘Say Less’: Watch

Fabolous was recently challenged by Funk Flex on Hot 97 to come out with new music spitting bars.The New York rapper accepted the challenge with open arms and not only released a new freestyle, but also a video to accompany.Fab first gave Flex the audio to premiere on his radio show and then followed it up with the official release. He samples Amerie’s classic track ‘1 Thing’ on the freestyle and also surprises with a cameo from the singer herself towards the end.[embedded content]In addition, Fabolous has also shared his new single called ‘Say Less’ which is shot at the popular Asian restaurant in New York City, Sei Less “honor of the Asian community.” Check out the French Montana-featured song and music video below.[embedded content]

Royce 5’9 Releases ‘THE HEAVEN EXPERIENCE VOL. 1’ Compilation Album With 5 New Songs: Stream

Last month, Royce 5’9 announced that he will be releasing a compilation album titled THE HEAVEN EXPERIENCE VOL. 1, named after the Detroit rapper’s home studio.It’s a compilation album where 10 of them are older songs from albums like The Allegory and Death Is Certain, including ‘Hip-Hop’, ‘Layers‘ and ‘Caterpillar‘. However, the last 5 songs on the collection are never-before-heard, including collaborations with Big K.R.I.T., Black Thought and Courtney Bell.The artwork of the set does look similar to someone else’s that Royce had beef with last year.Stream the album below including the 5 new tracks.

Alicia Keys Releases ‘KEYS II’ Deluxe Album Feat. Brent Faiyaz & More: Stream

Last month, Alicia Keys announced a deluxe edition of her 2021, double album KEYS.KEYS II features all the songs found on the original album, featuring both the “Originals” version and the Mike Will Made-It-produced “Unlocked” version of the album. The new tracks on KEYS II include ‘Trillions’ featuring Brett Faiyaz (she also appears on ‘Ghetto Gatsby’ on Faiyaz’ new album) and ‘Stay’ with Lucky Daye. There’s a couple of remixed included as well.In celebration of KEYS II, the original KEYS album has been made available on vinyl through Target. The legendary singer is currently on a world tour with her latest stop being tonight (Thursday) at Radio City Music Hall in New York.Stream KEYS II on your preferred platform below.

Danger Mouse & Black Thought Release Collaborative Album ‘Cheat Codes’: Stream

Danger Mouse and Black Thought got the music listeners excited when they announced their collaborative album Cheat Codes back in May.After putting out a few songs over the last two months, the duo has released the full album tonight featuring 12 songs. The project features guest appearances from MF Doom, A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Michael Kiwanuka, Joey Bada$$, Russ, Raekwon, Conway the Machine, and others.Stream it below.Cheat Codes Tracklist:01 Sometimes02 Cheat Codes03 The Darkest Part [feat. Raekwon and Kid Sister]04 No Gold Teeth05 Because [feat. Joey Bada$$, Russ and Dylan Cartlidge]06 Belize [feat. MF Doom]07 Aquamarine [feat. Michael Kiwanuka]08 Identical Deaths09 Strangers [feat. A$AP Rocky and Run the Jewels]10 Close to Famous11 Saltwater [feat. Conway the Machine]12 Voilas & LupitasStream:

Beyonce Joins The Isley Brothers on New Single ‘Make Me Say It Again, Girl’: Listen

The Isley Brothers and Beyonce are have joined forces for a new single ‘Make Me Say It Again, Girl’ which was teased earlier this week.The song has been playing on iHeart radio stations across the country as an exclusive but today, it also arrives on all streaming platforms. As previously reported, Ronald Isley and Bey’s latest collab is a remake of The Isley Brothers’ classic track of the same name from 1975.Listen to the beautiful song below which comes on the heels of Beyonce scoring a number 1 album on the chart with RENAISSANCE, as well as a chart topper on Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Break My Soul’.[embedded content]

Jhene Aiko & Pop Smoke Join Tyga On New Song ‘Sunshine’ — Watch

Early last month, Tyga dropped off a new song and video called ‘Ay Caramba‘. He was criticised for the video for using extreme stereotypes of Mexicans and ended up apologising for it and deleting the video to make amends.Tonight, he aims to put that past him with the release of a new song. This time, he grabs the assistance of Jhene Aiko and the late Pop Smoke for ‘Sunshine’. Tyga and Pop previously collaborated on ‘West Coast Sh*t’ from Pop’s incredible debut album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon and had a good relationship.‘Sunshine’ samples and interpolates Lil Flip and Lea’s classic track ‘Sunshine’. Tyga has released a music video as well which has a message from Pop’s family at the end. Watch it below.[embedded content]

The Game Releases New 30 Song Album ‘DRILLMATIC: Heart Vs. Mind’: Stream

When The Game released Born 2 Rap in 2019, he marketed it as his final album. In Hip-Hop, retirements rarely last though, so it was no surprise to fans when he announced that he’d be back for Drillmatic: Heart Vs. Mind.After a few pushbacks due to sample clearance issues amongst other things, tonight the album is finally out worldwide. It is 30 songs long and is produced entirely by Hit-Boy, continuing the producer’s hot streak in recent years that includes projects Nas, Dreezy and Benny The Butcher.Guests include Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, G Herbo, NBA YoungBoy and many, many more. In fact, only a handful of songs on the LP don’t feature guests, which includes the song ‘Black Silm Shady‘ aimed at Eminem. You can listen to the LP below.DRILLMATIC Tracklist:1. One Time (feat. Ice-T)2. Eazy (feat. Kanye West)3. Burnin’ Checks (feat. Fivio Foreign)4. Voodoo (feat. BOA QG)5. Home Invasion6. O.P.P. (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)7. Outside (feat. YG)8. La La Land9. Change the Game (feat. Ty Dolla Sign)10. How Far I Came (feat. Roddy Ricch)11. Heart Vs. Mind12. No Smoke at the Polo Lounge (feat. Jeremih)13. No Man Falls (feat. Pusha T & 2 Chainz)14. Chrome Slugs & Harmony (feat. Lil Wayne & G Herbo)15. Start from Scratch II16. What We Not Gon’ Do17. Fortunate (feat. Kanye West, Dreezy & CHILLER)18. Rubi’s Rose (feat. Twista & Jeremih)19. DRAKE with the BRAIDS (Interlude)20. Nikki Beach (feat. French Montana & Tory Lanez)21. Talk To Me Nice (feat. Meek Mill, Moneybagg Yo & BIxst)22. Money Cash Clothes (feat. A$AP Rocky)23. K.I.L.L.A.S. (feat. Cam’ron)24. The Black Slim Shady25. Stupid (feat. Big Sean)26. .38 Special (feat. Blueface)27. Twisted E28. World Tours (feat. Nipsey Hussle)29. Save The Best For Last (feat. Rick Ross)30. A Father’s Prayer31. Universal Love (feat. Chris Brown, Chloe Bailey & Cassie)

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Following a standing ovation worthy performance powered by Virginia’s premiere live concert series Traptastic (Levi Carter, Rico Nasty, Key!), the 757’s best-kept secret FishSkale Rabble unloads the official small screen interpretation to his Penacho-produced single “Droppin Bows.”
Directed by VASM, the media company behind Playboi Carti’s groundbreaking “Magnolia” video, the high energy clip finds the fashion-forward rapper mobbing through the streets of Hampton Roads while flexing bricks of cash.

Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Lil Kim, & More Take Over “The Rock The Bells” Concert

Many legendary artists from the golden era of hip-hop performed at the “Rock The Bells” concert giving fans wonderful memories of the past.

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This past weekend hip-hop icons performed at the “Rock The Bells” concert taking fans back to memory lane to the hip-hop golden era of the 90s and 2000s.

There were performances from older acts in the hip-hop community such as The Lox, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Busta Rhymes, and many more.

Fat Joe and Remy Ma had the crowd roaring during their set while performing songs such as “What’s Luv,” “Lean Back,” “All The Way Up,” and more.

Papoose also decided to give fans a freestyle that was well received with big cheers during the performance.

Scarface was another notable artist who performed at the festival, giving the audience songs like “On My Block,” “Smile,” “Never Seen A Man Cry,” and more of his big-time hits.

The Houston native also gave fans a tribute to his late former Geto Boys group mate Bushwick Bill.

Rick Ross also got to perform at the show, hyping the crowd while performing hits like “Stay Scheming,” “Hustlin,” “Aston Martin Music,” and more.

Lil Kim took over the stage alongside Junior Mafia member Lil Cease to perform her hits such as “Get Money,” “Magic Stick,” “All Of The Benjimings,” and more.

Kim also brought out Mobb Deep’s Havoc for the infamous Quiet Storm remix giving a big tribute to the late rapper Prodigy during his verse to the song.

LL Cool J also performed his well-known classics such as “Doin It Well,” “4321,” “Mama Said Knock Out,” and more.

Reformation Advocate Shaka Senghor Dishes On Trauma & Top 3 Highlights From Roc Nation’s Social Justice Summit

In July, Roc Nation partnered with the United Justice Coalition to bring the first annual Social Justice Summit to NYC.

Working with over 40 non-profit and advocacy organizations, the summit brought together some of the country’s most affluent entertainers, professors, activists, and experts.

Snoop Dogg Requests Removal From Drakeo The Ruler Lawsuit

Snoop Dogg recently joined the promotion business and already has his name attached to legal troubles. To protect his brand, he is asking to have his name removed in a lawsuit involving a deceased rapper.

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Snoop Wants Out Of It

West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg is asking a Los Angeles judge to remove his name from a lawsuit involving the death of rapper Drakeo The Ruler.

Drakeo, The Ruler, was fatally stabbed at the Once Upon A Time in L.A. Festival last December.

A lawyer representing Snoop Dogg and Bobby Dee, who helped promote the festival,  claims that both men should not be held responsible for stabbing Drakeo the Ruler(whose real name was Darrell Caldwell).

The lawyer also says the negligence lawsuit filed by Caldwell’s brother, Devante, should have their names cleared as well.

Lack Of Protection Causes Tragedy

Drakeo’s brother filed a lawsuit with the Stinc Team, a rap collective with Drakeo backstage before he was stabbed at the Banc of California Stadium.

According to the lawsuit, a large group of men attacked Drakeo and his entourage backstage, which led to his fatal stabbing.

Drakeo was stabbed in the neck by an unidentified man before he was set to perform on December 18, 2021.

Caldwell and his lawyer argue that Snoop Dogg, Lee and the concert organizer, Live Nation, did not present an effective security plan at the venue to protect Drakeo and concert guests.

Snoop Dogg’s lawyer argues that they shouldn’t be charged because they didn’t engage in any “malice” to be punished with punitive damages.

Justice For Drakeo

The California Highway Patrol is set to oversee this case as a homicide investigation, since the murder happened on state land. No arrests have been made since the investigation.

Drakeo The Ruler died from his injuries on December 19, 2021 at 28.

He was an up-and-coming rapper who was very popular in California, and also was a feature on Drake’s 2021 single, “Talk To Me.”

Lizzo Gets Mistaken for ‘Precious’ On Andy Cohen’s “What Happens Live” Show

Fans are speculating that Lizzo was a victim of fat shaming after Kathy Hilton mistook her for the character Precious.

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Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Kathy Hilton is under fire after “mistaking” Grammy Award-winning artist Lizzo for a movie character Precious played by Oscar-nominated actress Gabby Sidibe.

During a segment of Andy Cohen’s “What Happens Live,” a picture of Lizzo was displayed on the screen. When asked if she knew the person in the image, Kathy said “I think I know, Precious?”

The audience and crew burst out in laughter, thinking the “mistake” was funny.

Many Lizzo fans thought otherwise, taking to Twitter to call Kathy out on her fat-shaming behavior and speculating that all black people look alike.

Comedian and actor Kalen Allen took Lizzo’s defense, writing:

“That Kathy Hilton clip is messed up and y’all know it is. Lizzo minds her own business but all people do is make her a joke and this time it wasn’t even intentional. This time she caught a stray and I wish someone would’ve stepped up and said something.”

Wooowww🥴🥴🥴🥴🤐sis if you know precious you know that’s Lizzo ( she said same person n my book 😩😩😩 https://t.co/nnYxNEmSFr— Barbreà doll 🍫🐝 (@Bounceahgyal88) August 11, 2022

Nicki Minaj Gets Mistaken For Trina

Lizzo’s not the only one getting mistaken for someone else these days.

Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj took to Tik Tok to express her recent experience at a grocery store.

The hip-hop queen was in the signature incognito look that most female celebrities create to disguise themselves while partaking in regular activities.