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Don Toliver ‘Life of A Don’ First Week Sales Projections

This past Friday, Don Toliver released his latest album Life Of A Don via Cactus Jack/WeRunIt/Atlantic without a huge lead single.The rapper-singer’s effort features guest appearances from Travis Scott, Baby Keem and Kali Uchis among others. Today, we have the first week sales projections. HDD reports that Life of A Don is expected to move 55-65k copies in the first week with about 2-4k out of that coming from pure sales.This will ensure a top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week but won’t be enough to upset Drake whose Certified Lover Boy album is projected to spend another week at number 1.

R. Kelly’s Sales Jump 500 Percent After Guilty Verdict

R. Kelly’s streams are going up in the wake of his guilty verdict.
The embattled singer’s album sales have increased 517 percent since a New York jury convicted him on federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges. According to Rolling Stone, Kelly’s music saw double-digit growth in streams and a triple-digit growth in sales.
In the week following his guilty verdict on Sept. 27, his on-demand audio streams were up 22 percent, while video streams were up 23 percent compared to the previous seven days. Overall, his streams soared from 11.2 million to 13.4 million.
Streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify have “muted” Kelly from curated playlists, while artists like Chance the Rapper, Lady Gaga, Ciara, and Celine Dion have pulled their collaborations from streaming.
This week, YouTube announced that it was removing two of Kelly’s official video channels, RKellyTV and his Vevo account, in what the company described as an enforcement of its terms of service. However, YouTube will continue to offer Kelly’s catalog on its audio streaming service, YouTube Music.
Despite the controversy, Kelly’s streams have not taken a hit in the past four years. In 2017, he averaged around 5.4 million on-demand audio streams per week, and this year it increased to 6.4 million.
It’s not unusual for an artist to see a boost in streams after a scandal. Country singer Morgan Wallen saw his sales jump 1,220 percent after he was caught on video using a racial slur.

Kehlani & Russ Tease Joint Album

Russ and Kehlani collaborated on the song ‘Take You Back‘ about a year ago which their fans absolutely loved.The standout tune came with a beautifully shot music video where it was clear that they had a great chemistry. The two have been spotted together in the studio numerous times but could they actually deliver a joint album? Last night, the two artists caught up in Vegas where each had a show of their own.At an after party of sorts, Kehlani uploaded a story of herself with Russ where they teased the release of a joint project. Watch the clip below.It looks like Russ likes the idea for sure as he quote tweeted a fan account, writing “Russ x Kehlani project” followed by pair of eyes emojis. We’d have to wait and see if this comes to fruition.Russ x Kehlani project 👀 https://t.co/jOIr6zB1Wz— RUSS (@russdiemon) October 9, 2021

Fabolous Shares New ‘Gyalis’ Freestyle: Watch

It has been a while since we heard anything new from Fabolous.The veteran New York rapper is currently busy touring on the Legendz of The Streetz tour alongside Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Lil Kim, Trina and DJ Drama but he takes some time off to drop a quick freestyle over Capella Grey’s trending hit ‘Gyalis’.He is also offering a video to accompany — watch it below. Capella Grey recently released a remix to his track featuring Chris Brown and Popcaan.[embedded content]

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Makes His Rap Debut on Tech N9ine’s ‘Face Off’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can add rapper to his résumé.
The box office king makes his rapping debut on Tech N9ne’s new single, “Face Off,” which also features Joey Cool and King Iso.

“I love music. Anytime in my movies when I can implement some musical elements, I always love doing that,” The Rock told Variety.
The Jungle Cruise star has been a longtime fan of the independent rapper and has shared his music on social media. A few years ago, the two met in-person on set of HBO’s “Ballers,” but the collaboration didn’t come together until Tech N9ne DM’d The Rock.
“The biggest star in the world said something back to me! You know what I’m sayin? I am hyped. We are all hyped!” Tech N9ne said.

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“When Tech texted me, I knew I would make this work,” added The Rock. “We’re aligned, just in terms of our work ethic and desire. When Tech and I first met years ago on the set of ‘Ballers,’ we were talking about this idea about being the hardest worker in the room. He said something that I really appreciated: basically, ‘There could never be enough food in this room or on this set that could make me full because I always want to be hungry.’ I just love that.”
The Rock previously appeared on Wyclef Jean’s 2000 song, “It Doesn’t Matter,” but he was waiting for the right time to make his official rap debut. “A lot of my friends who are hip-hop artists—like big names—I’ve been asked a few times. But it just has to feel right,” he shared.
“Face Off” can be found on Tech N9ne’s new album ASIN9NE, which also features Lil Wayne, E-40, and Snow Tha Product.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Makes His Rap Debut on Tech N9ine’s ‘Face Off’

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can add rapper to his résumé.
The box office king makes his rapping debut on Tech N9ne’s new single, “Face Off,” which also features Joey Cool and King Iso.

“I love music. Anytime in my movies when I can implement some musical elements, I always love doing that,” The Rock told Variety.
The Jungle Cruise star has been a longtime fan of the independent rapper and has shared his music on social media. A few years ago, the two met in-person on set of HBO’s “Ballers,” but the collaboration didn’t come together until Tech N9ne DM’d The Rock.
“The biggest star in the world said something back to me! You know what I’m sayin? I am hyped. We are all hyped!” Tech N9ne said.

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“When Tech texted me, I knew I would make this work,” added The Rock. “We’re aligned, just in terms of our work ethic and desire. When Tech and I first met years ago on the set of ‘Ballers,’ we were talking about this idea about being the hardest worker in the room. He said something that I really appreciated: basically, ‘There could never be enough food in this room or on this set that could make me full because I always want to be hungry.’ I just love that.”
The Rock previously appeared on Wyclef Jean’s 2000 song, “It Doesn’t Matter,” but he was waiting for the right time to make his official rap debut. “A lot of my friends who are hip-hop artists—like big names—I’ve been asked a few times. But it just has to feel right,” he shared.
“Face Off” can be found on Tech N9ne’s new album ASIN9NE, which also features Lil Wayne, E-40, and Snow Tha Product.

Meek Mill Releases Video For ‘Angels (RIP Lil Snupe)’ — Watch

Meek Mill’s new album Expensive Pain is right in the lane of what he’s been doing since he popped off in the early 2010s which is good news for his fans, but feels a little stagnant to many, and its first week sales projections are a reflection of that.Meek is set to miss out on the 100k mark, while his last album Championships sold around 230k first week.Regardless, Meek is continuing with the promotion. Following the video for the title track a few days ago, the MMG rapper is back with the video for ‘Angels (RIP Lil Snupe)’. You can check it out below.[embedded content]

Justin Bieber Wants to ‘Start Trying’ for a Baby This Year

Baby, baby, baby.
Justin Bieber is ready to become a dad. In his new Amazon Prime Video documentary Justin Bieber: Our World, released Friday, the superstar singer tells his wife Hailey Baldwin that he is ready to start a family.

“My intention for 2021 is to continue to set goals and have fun while doing them. Make sure I put my family first and hopefully we squish out a nugget,” Bieber told his wife the morning before his New Year’s Eve 2020 concert, reports PEOPLE.
“In 2021?” responded Baldwin, prompting Bieber to say that he wanted to “start trying” at the end of 2021.
“We shall see,” the model replied.

The couple, who married in 2018, have previously shared plans to become parents. “I want to start my own family, in due time,” Bieber told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe last year. “I want to enjoy being married for a little bit, go on tour, be married, enjoy traveling with just us, build more of our relationship.”
In December, Bieber told Ellen DeGeneres that he’s letting his wife take the lead. “I am going to have as many [kids] as Hailey is wishing to push out,” he said. “I’d love to have myself a little tribe. But, yeah, it’s her body and whatever she wants to do. … I think she wants to have a few.”
On Friday, Bieber released a video for his Justice single “Ghost” starring Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton. He also dropped three additional songs as part of Justice (The Complete Edition) including “Red Eye” with TroyBoi, “Angels Speak,” and “Hailey,” dedicated to his wife.
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Silk Sonic Announce November Release Date for Debut Album

It looks like Silk Sonic has had a change of plans.In an interview with Rollingstone back in August, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak mentioned that they are pushing their album An evening with Silk Sonic back to January 2022. They said they wanted each track to breathe a bit before offering a full project.“We’re really in touch-up mode now,” Bruno said. “We’ve got the bones of most of the album, so it’s really about touching up parts that need a little more.. grease.”✨✨#SilkSonic ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 12!!!! 🚀🚀 @AndersonPaak @Bootsy_Collins pic.twitter.com/g7loYmV3yI— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) October 8, 2021But they have dropped the surprise news today that the album will be out on November 12th. In the tweet, a collaboration with Bootsy Collins has also been teased. The date is interesting because it’s the same day Taylor Swift releases her next album Red (Taylor’s Version), automatically making it a tough battle for the number 1 spot.Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak dropped their latest single ‘Skate‘ back in July which didn’t perform as well as the first one, ‘Leave The Door Open‘.

Lil Wayne Announces ‘Tha Carter Singles Collection’ Vinyl Box Set

Lil Wayne is staying active for sure.Last week, he joined forces with Rich The Kid for a collaborative album Trust Fund Babies, although it received a mixed response from fans. Then on Thursday, Weezy dropped a surprise new song called ‘Ya Dig‘ which sounded like it was recorded during the Tha Carter III era.Turns out, it was in promotion of Tha Carter Singles Collection 7” vinyl box set which he is preparing to release soon. It will feature 19 of Wayne’s biggest Tha Carter series hits on 45 for the first time ever. Additionally, ‘Ya Dig’ will also be featured in the box set, which will come complete with liner notes and a booklet of rare photos, according to the press release.The box set is scheduled to ship around November 12 and is available for purchase here. See the complete tracklist below.Tha Carter Singles Collection Tracklist:1A. Go DJ (Single Edit)1B. Bring It Back (Single Edit)2A. Shine (Single Edit)2B. Fireman (Single Edit)3A. Hustler Musik (Single Edit)3B. Shooter (Single Edit)4A. A Milli4B. Got Money5A. Lollipop (Single Edit)5B. Mrs. Officer (Single Edit)6A. Comfortable (Singe Edit)6B. 6 Foot 77A. How To Love7B. John (Single Edit)8A. She Will (Single Edit)8B. It’s Good9A. Mirror9B. Uproar10A. Mona Lisa (Single Edit)10B. Ya Dig

Mick Jenkins Announces ‘Elephant In The Room’ Release Date & Track List, Releases New Single ‘Contacts’

I’m still playing Pieces Of A Man and The Circus like they came out recently but today it looks like Mick Jenkins is ready to move forward with music. The Chicago rapper is back with his new single ‘Contacts’, which also comes with some news about his next album.Yikes pic.twitter.com/Z5MyeOGLgG— Mick (@mickjenkins) November 9, 2020Fans might recognise part of the single from a video he posted on Twitter in November of last year, rapping the lyrics. The final version is called ‘Contacts’. Mick’s new album is called Elephant In The Room and will be out in just a few weeks on October 29th. It’s 12 tracks long with a handful of features, which you can check out below along with the new song and its video.[embedded content]1. ‘The Valley of the Shadow of Death’2. ‘Things You Could Die For If Doing While Black’ (Feat. Ben Hixon)3. ‘Stiff Arm’ (Feat. Ayinde Cartman)4. ‘Contacts’5. ‘Scottie Pippen’6. ‘Gucci Tried to Tell Me’7. ‘D.U.I.’ (Feat. Greensllime)8. ‘Speed Racer’9. ‘Truffles’10. ‘Is, This Cigarette’11. ‘Reflection’12. ‘Rug Burn’ (Feat. serpentwithfeet)

Conway The Machine Releases New Single ‘Piano Love’ — Listen

Conway The Machine put out La Maquina back in April and a lot of us predicted that when the year was up, it would be heralded as one of the better albums of the year. That’s proving true but as you know, the Griselda crew doesn’t let people breathe for long so today, Conway is back with a new single.This one is called ‘Piano Love’ and is the first single from his upcoming Shady Records debut album, God Don’t Make Mistakes, one of the more highly anticipated albums of the year. The new offering is produced by The Alchemist, who feels like he’s in his prime right now.Check it out below.[embedded content]

ilham Signs with Def Jam, Shares New Single ‘Gang Signs’: Watch

Emerging Queensbridge songstress ilham, who has been covered on HHNM before, is back with a new chapter in her career.The Moroccan singer, who is currently managed by SALXCO, has signed a deal with Def Jam Records after doing the independent grind for the last few years. And to kick things off, she is offering a fresh new single ‘Gang Signs’ along with its music video.“Gang signs is about loving someone, wanting to ride or die for someone, wanting to fully be immersed in someone’s world, but then also having a protective wall that doesn’t allow the both of you to fully give in,“ said ilham. Press play below.[embedded content]

Nicki Minaj Joins Jesy Nelson on Her Debut Solo Single ‘Boyz’: Watch The Video

After teasing it a couple of weeks ago, Nicki Minaj has joined Jesy Nelson on her new single ‘Boyz’.This marks the former Little Mix member’s first ever solo single so it’s a pretty big deal that she was able to get a huge star like Nicki on it. Little Mix and Nicki previous collaborated on the group’s 2028 single ‘Woman Like Me‘., making this a sort of reunion.The song samples Diddy’s 2001 anthem ‘Bad Boy 4 Life’ with the mogul making a special cameo as well in the music video. In her rap verse, Nicki shouts out several Bad Boy artists — watch the fun video below.[embedded content]

Nicki Minaj Teams Up with Jesy Nelson on ‘Boyz’

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While fans patiently await her next album, Nicki Minaj reunites with former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson on her debut solo single “Boyz.”
The U.K. baddie and the Barbie once again prove to be a formidable duo on the nostalgic track, which samples Diddy’s 2001 anthem “Bad Boy for Life.” They also remake the music video, complete with a cameo from the Bad Boy icon himself.

Nicki shouts out Puff Daddy & The Family on her verse. “Bad bitches want a Bad Boy / Word to Biggie, Diddy, and Ma$e,” she raps. “Whoa like Rob, won’t find a prettier face / He gon’ keep my VVS’s dancin’ like Total / So I could just Shyne while he shoot up the place.”
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The Queen previously collaborated with Jesy on Little Mix’s 2018 single “Woman Like Me.”

“Boyz” marks a new chapter for Jesy, who left Little Mix in December 2020. “The truth is recently being in the band has really taken a toll on my mental health,” she said upon her departure from the group. “I find the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations very hard.”
This is the first music from Nicki since BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)” in July.
Earlier tonight, she joined Andy Cohen to co-host Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Potomac” reunion special. “It’s the Reunion I could never get away with! At the end of ours, tonight @nickiminaj surprised the #RHOP and did her own thing! #AndyConda,” Andy wrote on Instagram.

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