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Cordae ‘From A Bird’s Eye View’ First Week Sales Projections

Cordae released his sophomore album From A Bird’s Eye View this past Friday which featured guest appearances from Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Gunna, Lil Durk, H.E.R. and more.Personally speaking, the album does have some high points but overall, it doesn’t come close to the excellence of his debut album The Lost Boy from 2019. Today, we also have the first week sales projections for the Atlantic Records release. HDD reports that From A Bird’s Eye View is set to move 21k copies and debut around the #16 spot on the album chart.Gunna’s DS4 is projected to move about 83k copies while The Weeknd’s Dawn FM is looking at 70 in their second week.

DaBaby Drops Another New Song & Video ‘Book IT’: Watch

DaBaby is in a mood to unveil a song everyday, it seems.First came ‘Sneaky Link Anthem‘ which got all sorts of reaction on Twitter. He followed it up the very next day with ‘Couple Cubes of Ice‘, an Island flavored dance track. Today, the controversial rapper returns with the third drop called ‘Book IT’ where he goes back to his traditional, bouncy sound.Like the first two joints, this one also comes with a funny music video that he directed himself. Watch it below.[embedded content]

Silk Sonic Announce Las Vegas Residency Dates

After initial reports, Silk Sonic has announced the details for their upcoming Las Vegas residency.“Its happening! The sexiest party of the year! Them Silk Sonic Boyz are performing Live in Las Vegas!” Mars tweeted about the announcement. The run includes 13 dates at the 5,200-seat theater at the Park MGM playing between February 25 and April 2. The residency is named after their debut album which achieved both critical and commercial success last year.The Live Nation presale kicks off at 1 p.m. ET today while the general public on-sale begins at 1 p.m. ET on Friday (Jan. 21).Its happening! The sexiest party of the year! Them Silk Sonic Boyz are performing Live in Las Vegas! ✨ ♣️♥️♠️♦️✨ https://t.co/UxR4HoJ6Ij pic.twitter.com/k0O5cESV4r— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) January 19, 2022“THE TERMS ARE LOCKED AND VEGAS MIGHT NOT EVER BE THE SAME JACK!! YOU’RE INVITED TO THE HOTTEST SHOW IN SIN CITY!,” Anderson .Paak added.The hitmaking duo will play on the dates: Feb. 25, 26, March 2, 4, 5, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 31 and April 2. They will be subject to the venue’s Health Check standards regarding COVID-19, which requires masks be worn by all attendees and proof of full vaccination as well proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering the event or a rapid on-site COVID test.

Vory Reveals Tracklist for New Album Feat. Kanye, Nav, Gunna, More

Vory is the kind of artist who likes to keep it lowkey and make a mark with his talent.The singer-rapper-songwriter, who is currently signed to Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers imprint, has impressed listeners with his work so far with Bryson Tiller, Drake, The Carters, and of course Kanye. The Houston born artist helped ‘Ye with several tracks on DONDA — most particularly ‘God Breathed’, ‘Jonah’, and ‘No Child Left Behind’.Fuck record sells & all the extra shit put me in the studio against whoever I’ll out write out rap & out sing whoever. I personally only know 3 creators who can actually keep up with me. N if you think it’s cap set it up i can afford to give out free 💨 Rn— Vory (@vory777) January 9, 2022In the past few months, he has hinted that he is ready to release his own album soon and on Tuesday, he dropped the first tease of it with a potential tracklist via a screenshot of an iMessage with song titles and features.Vory has not revealed the title or release date for the album but the guests include Nav, Yung Bleu, Kanye West, Gunna, Landstrip Chip and more. Take a look below.1. Lost Angels2. DND feat. Nav & Yung Bleu3. Dark Clouds4. Project Baby5. Not My Friends6. Mind Games7. Lost Souls feat. Fresco8. Lesson Learned9. Happy Birthday 2 U10. F*ck Being Famous feat. Beam11. Cindy’s Interlude12. Believe in Me13. World Cry feat. Gunna14. DAYLIGHT feat. Kanye West15. CWR Interlude16. Chanel Fix feat. Landstrip Chip

NBA Youngboy Drops New Song ‘Know Like I Know’: Listen

NBA Youngboy had announced the release of his new project Colors for this past Friday but it got pushed back due to unknown reasons.The new date for the tape is not confirmed at this point but to make up for the delay, the Baton Rouge rapper has dropped a new song today called ‘Know Like I Know’ which is expected to appear on it. Listen to it below.Over the past couple of weeks, NBA Youngboy  has shared multiple songs from his home confinement, some even with music videos, including  ‘Fish Scale‘, ‘Emo Rockstar, ‘Emo Love‘ and the latest one ‘Foolish Figure‘.[embedded content]

Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers Break Up

January 18, 2022
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Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers are calling it quits.
After four years together, the “Star” actress, 27, and Straight Outta Compton actor, 29, have split, reports PEOPLE.
“They’re taking time to focus on themselves and their emerging careers but are remaining close friends,” a source tells the outlet.
The two first met at a Teen Vogue party in 2015 before connecting over Instagram.

“For a minute we tried to hide it for numerous reasons, but as human beings sometimes you want to just shout to the world ‘I love this person and I’m happy!'” Destiny told We the Urban magazine in a 2019 interview. “We try to find a balance. I’m already a private person and very career driven so reminding people that I am my own person is important.”
Added Powers, “It is so important for our people to see healthy Black love. Whether it’s a relationship, marriage or even friendships. Black love gives us hope. When you see Black love flourish, it’s powerful.”
Last year, the couple showed off their chemistry in a Calvin Klein campaign. They also appeared together in Big Sean’s 2019 video for “Single Again.”
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DaBaby Responds to ‘Sneaky Link Anthem’ Backlash

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DaBaby is facing more criticism, this time over his latest song.
Over the weekend, the North Carolina rapper dropped “Sneaky Link Anthem,” which finds him trying out a more melodic sound. However, his attempt at R&B wasn’t well received by everyone. Social media roasted him, with many claiming he was too old to be rapping about a secret relationship.
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DaBaby 30 talm bout some “Sneaky Link Anthem” i’m sick
— Capt. Morgan🥃 (@danielmorgann) January 16, 2022

Wow🤩 sneaky link anthem is so powerful my paralysed cousin got up and walked for the first time to turn this trash off. Thank you Dababy for this miracle 🙏
— josh (@sl1tprick) January 18, 2022

After he became a trending topic, DaBaby appeared to respond to the backlash. Taking to his Instagram Story, he shared a clip of himself watching the “Sneaky Link Anthem” video on TV.
“They hate on me and it’s OK,” he said before shrugging.

But DaBaby is keeping it moving. On Tuesday, he released another song called “Couple Cubes of Ice.”
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Meanwhile, his baby mama DaniLeigh revealed that she and their daughter tested positive for COVID-19. “My baby and I have COVID 😔 we’re ok and will be ok … appreciate prayers,” she tweeted. “Stay masked up and inside y’all..”

My baby and I have COVID 😔 we’re ok and will be ok … appreciate prayers 🙏🏽 stay masked up and inside y’all..
— Danileigh (@DaniLeigh) January 17, 2022

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Kanye West & Big Sean Spotted Leaving The Studio Together

It looks like Kanye West and Big Sean have sorted their differences out as well.Over the last few days, it has been evident and Hit-Boy and Kanye are back working together and the producer himself seemed quite excited about reuniting in the studio with the rap mogul. When the story happened, a lot of us were wondering whether ‘Ye would also burry his issues with his former G.O.O.D. Music signee, Big Sean.The two were spotted leaving the studio together in L.A. on Monday night and snapped by the paparazzi. Accompanying them were French Montana and Pusha T, and they looked quite jovial — see the photos above. It’s safe to assume that the studio visit was music related.Last month during his interview on Drink Champs, Sean said that Kanye and his label G.O.O.D. Music owed him over $6 million in royalties and had not returned his masters to him like ‘Ye promised. “I put at least 30 million in this man’s pocket or more and he owes me money and he’s up billions,” the rapper said. Sean also responded to Kanye’s interview with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN where he called singing Big Sean “the worst thing he’s done in life.”

DaBaby Shares Another New Song & Video ‘Couple Cubes Of Ice’: Watch

It’s been just about a day since DaBaby dropped his new song ‘Sneaky Link Anthem‘ along with a music video which received all kind of reaction from listeners on social media.A lot of people claimed the rapper fell off while others complimented him on trying something new (with his singing). He also took to his Instagram stories to say that “it’s okay” that people were hating on him, taking the criticism in his stride. Today, the Cleveland, Ohio born emcee returns with another new song called ‘Couple Cubes Of Ice’.On this one, he embraces some island vibes but raps a lot more than the previous release. We like this better too. Along with it comes a music video with some choreography in the club. Watch it below.[embedded content]

Vic Mensa Arrested for Felony Drug Possession; Mushrooms, LSD Found in Luggage

Vic Mensa has been arrested on drug charges while on the way back from Ghana.The U.S. Customs Agents arrested the rapper at the Dulles International Airport in Fairfax, VA on Saturday night after being found in possession of mushrooms, LSD, and other psychedelic drugs. COS reports that the authorities discovered 41 grams of LSD, 124 grams of psilocybin capsules, 178 grams of psilocybin gummies, and six grams of psilocybin mushrooms concealed inside the rapper’s luggage.Vic was booked for felony narcotics possession. Psilocybin, the scientific name for shrooms is a Schedule I substance under federal law, although some states have legalized it. Vic has been transferred to Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and has not released a statement yet about the development.Vic Mensa and fellow Chicago musician Chance the Rapper met with the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo during their trip to Ghana.

Gunna Beats The Weeknd to Number 1 Spot on Billboard 200 in Narrow Finish

In almost a shocker, Gunna has beaten The Weeknd for the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week.The Weeknd’s Dawn FM debuted at number 2 with 148,000 album-equivalent units, only slightly less than the 150,300 units registered by Gunna’s latest project DS4Ever, Billboard announced late Monday. The projections had the two albums quite close to each other last week but it was always the Canadian superstar who was expected to take the top spot.The Weeknd was obviously the bigger mainstream name here but his album was received with mixed reaction by fans and he also didn’t have enough time to ship physical copies of the album which means the 148k was almost all streams (apart from a few digital pure copies from stores like iTunes and their own webstores). Gunna also didn’t sell any physical copies of his project.Both artists issued a deluxe edition with additional tracks just days after releasing the standard edition. Gunna included the much awaited Drake feature ‘P Power’ before the tracking week which seemed to have made all the difference. Both artists also sold digital versions of the standard album in their own webstores for very low prices — $4 for Gunna’s and $3.49 for the Weeknd’s, Billboard noted.Republic Records issued a press release shortly after, mentioning that The Weeknd had the number 1 album in the world with over 500 million streams to date.

T.I. Says No One Can Outrap Him

T.I. is laying claim to the throne.
The King of the South went on Instagram Live to declare himself as one of the best to do it.
“Ain’t nobody fu**in’ with me, ni**a, none of ’em,” said Tip, who said that his peers are afraid to even collaborate with him. “To the point where they don’t even wanna be on the same record as me, ni**a, because they know they can’t f**k with me.”
A confident Tip went on to boast that no one has outrapped him on a record. “You ain’t never heard me on no record with nobody and they dusted me,” he continued. “It ain’t never happened, ni**a.”

“Ain’t nobody do this shit better than me, man,” he added. “Been doing this shit since I was 9 years old.”
When it comes to the competition, T.I. claims there is only a select group of MCs who are in his league, including JAY-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. “That’s who you need, JAY, Nas, Wayne, Ye… Pusha T,” he said.
Not everyone was in agreement though as fans debated Tip’s controversial claim. “We had the weakest verse on Swagga Like Us, his own damn song,” commented one person, noting T.I.’s 2008 collaboration with JAY-Z, T.I., Kanye, and Lil Wayne.
Another person argued that André 3000 “murdered” Tip on their 2012 collaboration “Sorry.”
T.I. may be thinking of retirement. Last year, he announced his “final album” Kill the King, the follow-up to 2020’s The L.I.B.R.A.

Rod Wave Shares New Song & Video ‘Cold December’: Watch

Rod Wave is back with new music to kick start his 2022.The rapper-singer has shared a new song called ‘Cold December’ after teasing it a few times on his social media. Fans are happy to finally receive the full and proper version of the smooth track which samples Hank Williams Jr.’s 1979 song ‘OD’d In Denver and serves as the lead single from his forthcoming third studio album. It comes along with a music video shot in the cold of course.“It’s safe to say I been this way since I was eighteen / The same night I fall in love, I feel it fadin’ / Who can you love? Who can you trust now that you’re mainstream? / Don’t want no love, don’t got no trust, I feel me changin’,” he croons on the opening verse of the heartfelt track. Watch it below.Last month, he scared fans by posting and deleting a song about suicide called ‘Nirvana’.[embedded content]

Amber Rose Addresses Resurfaced ‘Kartrashians’ Tweet

January 17, 2022
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Amber Rose is distancing herself from an old tweet she made about Kanye West and the Kardashians.
Ye’s ex took to Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 16) after the 2015 tweet resurfaced amid the drama surrounding Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s divorce.
“@kanyewest I’ll leave that up to the Kartrashians to humiliate u when they’re done with u,” Amber wrote in the original tweet.

@kanyewest I’ll leave that up to the Kartrashians to humiliate u when they’re done with u.
— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) February 20, 2015

After the tweet went viral, the SlutWalk founder responded by disavowing the “immature” comment she made about Kim and her sisters.
“Man f**k that old ass tweet,” she wrote in her Instagram Story. “I never got an apology for his ’30 showers’ comment but f**k it. I started my SlutWalk and helped millions of women around the world stand up for themselves against slut shaming so something amazing came out of it.”
The mother of two apologized to the Kardashians, writing, “Kim nor her sisters deserved that tweet and y’all shouldn’t co-sign it either. Sh*t was old and immature of me to involve the KarDASHians in the mess HE made.”

Amber Rose speaks out after a tweet from 2015 went viral of her telling Kanye that the “KarTrashians” would eventually humiliate him. pic.twitter.com/E9KAIYnLoX
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) January 16, 2022

“Moving forward….Learn from my mistakes,” she continued. “We all have kids and family’s life is hard enough right now for a lot of ppl. I just want to spread love and positivity.”
During a 2015 interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Ye dissed his ex by saying he had to “take 30 showers” before he got with his now-estranged wife.
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Kim and Amber have seemingly been on good terms for a while now. In 2016, they squashed their beef and posted a selfie together.

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Quality Control Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh Killed in Drive-By Shooting

Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh was killed in a drive-by shooting outside Miami.
The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name was Shandler Beaubien, was stopped at a light Friday evening (Jan. 14) when a car pulled up alongside him and opened fire, killing him, according to the Associated Press. Two children, ages 5 and 1, and a woman were also riding in the Toyota Camry but were not injured.
“In the front seat, there was a one-year-old child in a car seat that easily could have been struck by gunfire and taken his life,” said Alvaro Zabaleta, a Miami-Dade Police Department rep.
Wavy Navy Pooh was signed to Quality Control where he released his 2020 debut Murder Is a Major Issue and 2021’s Endangered.
“It is with great sadness we announce the loss of one of our beloved artist, Wavy Navy Pooh,” the label said in a statement. “Wavy put his heart and soul into his music. He believed in giving back to his community as well as sharing his hardships through his music. Wavy, your Quality Control family loves you and will forever miss you. Your life was a blessing and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Quality Control Music CEO Pierre “P” Thomas also mourned the loss. “Sad Day Bra. May God Keep Your Family,” he wrote on Instagram.
The shooter sped away in a four-door gray Lexus. According to Local 10 News, more than 80 shell casings were found at the crime scene and at least one of the guns used was semi-automatic.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
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