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DJ Drama Drops New Single ‘Forever’ Ft. Fabolous, Benny the Butcher, Jim Jones & Capella Grey: Listen

DJ Drama has been prepping the release of his new album Quality Street Music 3, the follow up to the second installment which released back in 2016.Drama has had a lot of success as a music executive, first with Lil Uzi Vert and now with Jack Harlow who are both signed with his label, Generation Now via Atlantic Records. But it looks like he’s now getting back to putting out music himself as he returns with a new single titled ‘Forever’.He has joined forces with Fabolous, Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones and Capella Grey on the mid tempo record which you can listen below.[embedded content]

Saweetie Releases A PSA To Her Icy Gang Fans

On Wednesday night, 28-year-old rapper Saweetie posted on social media about her first album delays. Originally, the album was supposed to be released in 2021.

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Saweetie addressed the delay in her album Pretty Bitch Music by posting an Instagram Story. The Grammy-nominated rapper reflected her past couple of years not only as an artist, but also as a human, and most importantly, as a woman.

“I have realized my purpose with the platform God has given me which is why I have taken my time with releasing music this time around,”

Regarding the progress delay, the artist stated:

“This ain’t no microwave shit! It’s baking & it will definitely be worth the taste.”

She told her fans that the album was worth the wait and explained her album’s meaning and value.

“It’s a movement. It’s a culture. It’s a language. It’s a lifestyle.”

Black Girls Rock

As a black woman and feminist, Saweetie sat down for an exclusive interview with Glamour Magazine UK to discuss hair discrimination and feminism earlier this June.

“I think with ‘Pretty Bitch Music,’ you can expect me singing a lot more and just showing a lot more of a vulnerable side.”

Cardi B Spills About Her Next Tummy Tuck

Cardi B took to her Instagram and got candid with fans about cosmetic surgery. Using her camera as a mirror, she also stated that she wasn’t thrilled about her body at the moment.

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Cardi B gave birth to her baby boy Wave last year and says that he has taken a toll on her body.

In a recent Instagram story, the Grammy Award-winning artist is shown checking herself out while wearing a crop top and pair of denim jeans, which showed off her midsection.

Cardi revealed her consideration to go under the knife again, pulled at her stomach, and said,

“this stomach is giving tummy tuck.”

Then she followed up by insinuating that it was the result of her son, Wave.

“ I think Wavy did me wrong.”

She also admitted to being heavier than she’s “used to” and that she couldn’t wait to finish up in the studio so she could get her next surgery done.

I’m Okurrrrr With Surgery

In the past, the Bodak Yellow rapper has been extremely vocal about going under the knife.

In 2019 she reported that her feet had swelled after her body reacted to flying on a plane post plastic surgery. Despite those complications, the star seems ready to make a physical return.

Calvin Harris Announces Star-Studded Feature List For His Upcoming Album

Calvin Harris has announced his new album with a star-studded feature list.

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Calvin Harris has announced his upcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Volume 2.

The first project of this series was released in 2017, with singles such as “Slide,” and “Heatstroke.”

In addition, Harris has also announced a star-studded list of artists who will appear on the new project, such as Latto, Snoop Dogg, Pusha T, Coi Leray, and more.

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Rae Sremmurd Unite For Denial

Earlier this year, one of the featured artists on Calvis Harris’ album, Swae Lee made the big announcement during an Instagram live that Rae Sremmurd will be dropping new heat.

Earlier this month, the group released a video for the track titled “Denial.”

Vince Staples To Star In New TV Series Remake ‘The Wood’

California-based rapper Vince Staples is set to take a role in Showtime’s new comedy pilot based on the 1999 film “The Wood”. This is the second time Staples collaborates with director Rick Famuyiwa, as he has acted a small role in Famuyiwa’s feature film Dope in 2015.

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Dominating A New Role

In the new TV series based on the 1999 film “The Wood,” rapper Vince Staples takes on the leading role as an aspiring photographer Jamal from Ladera Heights who is determined to follow his own heart. He makes the decision to embark on a different path than attending the historic Morehouse College.

This new comedy pilot will be directed and executive produced by Rick Famuyiwa, who wrote and directed the film “The Wood.”

According to Variety, “the show is described as an honest look at the friendship and dating from the perspective of three young Black males born and raised in the gentrifying L.A. suburb of Inglewood. The trio’s struggles to balance fatherhood, ambition, and loyalty force them to question if they are growing apart or closer together.”

The casts include Xavier Mills, Karen Obilom, Melvin Gregg, and Essence Renae. Surprisingly, Richard T. Jones and Tamala Jones, who have acted in the original film, will also be involved in the pilot and reprise their roles.

The new comedy pilot reunites Staples and the director Famuyiwa, as Staples played a small role in Famuyiwa’s feature film Dope in 2015.

It is also the first film that the Hip-Hop artist has starred in. Until now, Staples has already acted in a total of 8 movies and TV series.

No Shedding Of Hip-Hop

Not only actively performing in the film and TV industry, but Staples is also taking care of his music career. In February this year, the ad for Beats By Dre features his new song produced by Mustard called “Magic.”

He was also slated to perform at the Coachella Festival this April, performing several songs from his new album, Ramona Park Broke My Heart.

Ciara & Babyface Secure Record Deals And Gear Up For New Music

It seems artists have been snatching up record deals left and right this year. Both R&B superstars Babyface and Ciara shared the exciting news of landing deals with Capitol and Republic Records.

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Multi-platinum producer and music icon Kenneth Edmonds, also known as Babyface, is back in the music game, as he has signed a new deal with Capitol Records.

“Girls Night Out” will be Babyface’s first project for the label and will include some heavy-hitting R&B singers such as Ella Mai, Queen Naija, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, and Doechii.

In an interview with Variety, Babyface shared his excitement and how he is “extremely honored and humbled to be signing to a legacy label like Capitol.”

Earlier this month, the 12-time Grammy award winner posted a reel on Instagram showing him in the studio in early 2021 with sultry singer, Ella Mai.

They two recently performed their hit track “Keeps on Fallin” at the 2022 BET Awards. The album is set to be released on October 29.

Baby Face isn’t the only one with a new label deal. After a one-year hiatus, R & B and Pop star Ciara scored a label deal with Republic and Uptown Records in partnership with her record label, Beauty Mark Entertainment. Taking to Instagram to share the exciting news with fans, CiCi wrote:

“New Music, New Chapter, New Partnership “My Label Beauty Marks Entertainment X Uptown/Republic!! Ready to make the world #JUMP!”

After teasing and getting fans hyped for her upcoming single “Jump.” The wait is over as the new single will kick off the new partnership.  In a photo posted to Instagram, the “Level Up” singer can be seen rocking retro Jordan 4’s with a matching bodysuit; the caption read: “JUMP. July 8.”

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Brandy Lands New Record Deal With Motown

In other record label news, R&B icon Brandy Norwood is making her way back to the music scene. The Grammy award-winning singer just scored a new record deal with Motown Records.

As Black music month comes to a close, Brandy celebrates the new partnership in style by collaborating with COLORSXSTUDIOS, a unique aesthetic music platform, to deliver an incredible performance of her hit track “Rather Be” from her latest studio album, B7.

Though not her first run of record deals, partnering with Motown will assist the vocalist with new projects set to come shortly.

Lil Tjay Reportedly Alert & Speaking Following Deadly Shooting

Lil Tjay has reportedly made some good progress following the shooting that took place last week.TMZ reports that the rapper is now awake and alert, and even speaking on his own which he wasn’t able to do for several days. Tjay was shot multiple times in the neck and chest area in an incident in Edgewater, NJ.Doctors have also removed his breathing tube which is a good sign that he’s making healthy recovery.Mohamed Konate, 27, was arrested by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the New York City Police Department. He has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and weapons-related offenses.

Joey Bada$$ Releases New Song ‘Where I Belong’: Stream

Joey Bada$$’ new album 2000 was set to be out a couple of weeks ago, but it got delayed due to some sample clearance issues. He kicks off his new tour tomorrow and we’ll also be able to pre-order the album and get its release date then too.Before that though, finally we have a new single from it. Following ‘Heads High‘ which came out in March, today Joey puts out ‘Where I Belong’. It won’t be out worldwide until midnight but it’s already out internationally.Check it out below.

Halle Bailey  Announces The Completion Of ‘The Color Purple’ Upcoming Remake

Earlier today, singer and actress Halle Bailey announced the completion of “The Color Purple” remake. She also graced fans with exclusive pictures from the set.

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Halle Bailey took to Instagram to share her favorite moments from filming the remake of the classic 1985 film, “The Color Purple.”

Halle is spotted posing with TV icon Oprah Winfrey with her cast mates and film crew.

In the caption, the Disney star explained how happy and grateful she was to have had the opportunity to work on the major film.

“And that’s a wrap for me on the color purple i’m so very grateful to have had this experience, my second major motion picture complete in the last year and a half God is so good  here’s a few of my fav moments without showing too much.”

Halle is set to play “Young Nettie” in the film. The Color Purple is scheduled to be released on December 20, 2023, and will also include a major cast such as singer and American Idol winner Fantasia Taylor, Grammy-winning singer H.E.R, and actress Taraji P. Henson, and more.

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Disney Recognizes Black Excellence + Casts Beyoncé Protégé Halle Bailey As Live-Action LITTLE MERMAID Lead Ariel

Halle Bailey is in her major movie bag. In 2019, Disney officially cast the actress to star in the upcoming live-action “The Little Mermaid“.

After months of searching for its lead, Disney announced the colossal decision to go with the 19-year-old musician.

The R&B singer has been tapped to play Ariel in Disney’s next live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” Although director Rob Marshall has spent the last couple of months meeting with talent, insiders say Bailey has been a clear front runner from the beginning.

“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” Marshall said in a statement. (Variety)

“The Little Mermaid” is scheduled to be released May 26, 2023.

Big Boi And Wife Call It Quits After 20 Years Of Marriage

Big Boi and his ex-wife have officially divorced after 20 years of marriage.

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“No Reasonable Hope For Reconciliation”

Outkast rapper Big Boi has officially ended his 20-year marriage with his wife, Sherlita Patton.

The rapper reportedly went through the separation a month ago.

In the files, the Outkast member said he and Patton were unwilling to reunite and save their marriage, adding:

“No reasonable hope of reconciliation.”

The former couple also didn’t want to reveal anything on the money front and also wanted to make the divorce process very peaceful without any fighting and back and forth with each other.

Dr. Dre Officially Divorced

In 2020, music mogul Dr. Dre and his wife Nicole Young also called it quits. The hip-hop pair geared up for divorce after nearly 25 years together.

According to reports, the Doc and Nicole will go their separate ways despite their marriage lasting almost a quarter of a century.

Mrs. Young reportedly made the decision to file separation paperwork.

Watch Usher’s Tiny Desk Concert

One of the most anticipated Tiny Desk concerts is here.For a very long time, fans have demanded a Tiny Desk concert from Usher and what better way to deliver it than the conclusion of the Black Music Month festivities from NPR Music. Usher performed some of his biggest hits like ‘Superstar’, ‘You Make Me Wanna’, ‘U Don’t Have to Call, ‘Nice & Slow’, ‘Confessions Part II’ and ‘My Way.’The superstar singer was assisted by a band featuring vocalists Eric Bellinger and Vedo, bassist, Dmitry Gorodetsky, trombonist Lemar Guillary, trumpeter Brandyn Phllips, saxophonist Jay Flat, keyboardist Darek Cobbs, guitarist Erick Walls, and drummer Ryan Carr. Watch it below.[embedded content]

Beyonce Reveals Artwork for New Album ‘act i RENAISSANCE’

Beyonce has finally shared something concrete across all social media about her upcoming new album act i RENAISSANCE.Confirming the July 29th release date, the superstar shared the official artwork for the album which has her hourglass-type of body on display. Bey also wrote a detailed caption on Instagram where she shared her inspiration behind making of the LP.act i RENAISSANCE 7.29 https://t.co/6sfw3sBWnz pic.twitter.com/FPPhEW1OTK— BEYONCÉ (@Beyonce) June 30, 2022“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving,” she wrote in the caption. “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are.”Mrs. Carter released the first single ‘Break My Soul‘ 10 days ago which has launched in a big way across all platforms.

Emmett Till’s Family Seeks The Arrest Of Carolyn Bryant After New Evidence Emerge

More information on the case of Emmet Till has emerged. The Till family is now seeking the arrest of Carolyn Bryant.

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Recovered Warrants

The unserved warrant charging Carolyn Bryant Donham has been found by a team who had been searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence regarding the lynching of Emmett Till.

On Wednesday, Elmus Stockstill, the Leflore County Circuit Clerk told The Associated Press:

“A warrant for the arrest of Bryant, identified as ‘Mrs. Roy Bryant’ on the document, had been discovered last week by searchers within a file folder that had been placed in a box.”

Documents had been stored inside boxes and were organized by decade, said Stockstill. There was nothing else to indicate where the original warrant, dated Aug. 29, 1955, might have been.

“They narrowed it down between the ’50s and ’60s and got lucky,” said Stockstill, as he was the one who certified the warrant as genuine.

The search group comprised members from the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and two Till relatives: cousin Deborah Watts, head of the foundation, and daughter, Teri Watts.

Till’s relatives wanted authorities to use the warrant to arrest Donham, who at the time of the slaying was married to one of two white men tried and acquitted just weeks after Till was abducted from a relative’s home, killed, and dumped into a river.

“Serve it and charge her,” Teri Watts told the AP in an interview.

Keith Beauchamp and his documentary film “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till” came before a  renewed Justice Department probe ending in 2007 without charges being pressed. Beauchamp was part of the search and said there was enough new evidence to prosecute Donham.

The arrest warrant against Donham was publicized at the time. However, the sheriff informed reporters he did not want to “bother” the woman since she had two young children to care for.

Now going by Donham, in her 80s and living in North Carolina, she has not made any public comments on calls for her prosecution. Teri Watts said the Till family believes the warrant accusing Donham of kidnapping amounts to new evidence.

“This is what the state of Mississippi needs to go ahead,” said Watts.

District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, whose office prosecutes cases, did not comment. Richardson instead cited a December report about the Till case from the Justice Department, which said no prosecution was possible.

When the Associated Press contacted Leflore County County Sheriff Ricky Banks on Wednesday, he said, “This is the first time I’ve known about a warrant.”

Banks, who was only seven years old when Till was murdered, stated:

“Nothing was said about a warrant when a former district attorney investigated the case nearly six years ago.“I will see if I can get a copy of the warrant and get with the DA and get their opinion on it.”

Banks also noted if the warrant could still be served, he would have to talk to law enforcement officers in the state where Donham resides. Arrest warrants risk going stale because of the passage of time and changing circumstances.

“An arrest warrant in 1955 almost didn’t pass muster before a court, even if a sheriff agreed to serve it,” said Ronald J. Rychlak, a law professor at the University of Mississippi.

“If combined with any new evidence, the original arrest warrant ‘absolutely’ could be an important stepping stone toward establishing probable cause for a new prosecution,” said Rychlak.

“If you went in front of a judge, you could say, ‘Once upon a time, a judge determined there was probable cause, and much more information is available today,” Rychlak added.

Emmett Till Relatives Face Slim Odds In Pursuit of Justice Against Accuser, Carolyn Bryant

Relatives of Emmett Till and activists have been advocating another possible way toward accountability for Carolyn Bryant. However, roadblocks have cropped up in the way of this path.

The Till family wanted authorities to launch a kidnapping prosecution against Bryant, who played a part in Emmett’s brutal murder.

Carolyn Bryant Donham was named 67 years ago in a warrant that accused her of Till’s abduction before Till’s body was found.

However, she was never arrested or brought to trial. The authorities at the time said the woman had two young children, and they did not want to bother her.

Fivio Foreign, Queen Naija & Coi Leray Share ‘What’s My Name’ Music Video: Watch

After much hype, Fivio Foreign, Queen Naija and Coi Leray have shared the music video for their collaboration ‘What’s My Name’.The song appears on Fivio’s debut album B.I.B.L.E. released in April and famously samples Destiny Child’s hit song ‘Say My Name’. Watch the video below which was shot in Brooklyn by acclaimed director Benny Boom.[embedded content]

Beyonce Stuns Fans With Jaw-Dropping Cover Art For ‘Renaissance’

Beyonce reveals her futuristic album cover and explains her intentions for her seventh studio album.

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Beyonce took to Instagram to show off her cover art for her upcoming album, Renaissance.

Queen Bey is pictured sitting on a celestial, holographic horse, with thin silver material covering her private parts and her signature long curly honey blonde hair.

In addition to releasing this remarkable artwork, Beyonce briefly explained her album’s art, saying it was a “place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world.”

She also added that she hopes her audience finds “joy in this music” and inspires them to “release the wiggle.”

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Beyonce Teases New Comeback Single

The icon is shocking the world with the announcement of her highly-anticipated seventh studio album, set to be released July 29.

After putting fans on high alert, Beyonce kept the momentum going by taking to her Instagram bio to tease her new single “Break My Soul.”

The comeback single is the sixth track on Beyonce’s upcoming album.