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Watch Tyler The Creator’s ‘Cultural Influence Award’ Speech at 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards

Tyler The Creator’s latest album Call Me If You Get Lost is considered to be one of the best of this year so far even after several standout releases since then from other artists.The thing that strikes the most about Tyler it is that he pretty much did it his own way and created a unique lane within our culture. So it was only right that he was awarded with the important “cultural influence award” at tonight’s BET Hip Hop Awards.While accepting the award, he told the audience how Hip Hop is a constructive outlet for people like him and how it is responsible for so many of his dreams. He also thanked some of the people who came before him and paved the way, like Q-Tip, André 3000, Chad Hugo, Pharrell, Kanye West, and Missy Elliott.“I definitely think that I’ve created my own path, but it’s people who allowed me to understand that I can do that, who laid the blueprint,” he said. Watch his heartwarming speech below.[embedded content]

Latto Performs ‘Soufside’ & ‘Big Energy’ At 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards

The 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards are bringing some noteworthy live performances for us and to think, it’s really the only awards show that does this for Hip-Hop.Following the Baby Keem performance, it was Latto’s turn to turn up the heat on the stage. The Atlanta based rapper performed her song ‘Soufside’ and the latest single ‘Big Energy‘ on the live stage. Watch it below and lookout for a new album from her in the coming months.[embedded content]

Baby Keem Performs ‘family ties’ At 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Baby Keem just dropped the melodic blue which fans and critics are praising for its versatility and range. You can stream the album here.Tonight at the 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards, he had a few minutes on stage to perform one of the three Kendrick Lamar collaborations on the album, ‘family ties‘. Of course, Kendrick wasn’t there to perform his portion, but the first third of the song is my favourite anyway, ha!Check out the performance below.

Bia & Lil Jon Perform “WHOLE LOTTA MONEY’ & ‘BIA BIA’ At 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Bia is in the stride of an incredible portion of her career with ‘WHOLE LOTTA MONEY’ popping off and her For Certain project dropping last year. This summer, Nicki Minaj jumped on the single too.Tonight, the 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards are airing and Bia is one of the performers. She took the stage to perform the big single and was actually joined by Lil Jon for a performance of ‘BIA BIA’, which also appeared on the 2020 body of work.You can watch the performance in its entirety below.[embedded content]

Elton John Thinks Young Thug Is a Better Freestyler Than Eminem

Elton John thinks Young Thug is the best freestyler, even better than Eminem.
The pop icon was “blown away” after witnessing Thug in the studio while they were recording “Always Love You,” a collaboration on John’s forthcoming album The Lockdown Sessions, which also features Nicki Minaj.

In fact, he was even more impressed by Thug’s freestyle skills than another one of his friends and longtime collaborators, Eminem.
“I mean, I’ve seen Marshall [Mathers] do it in Detroit, but I’ve never seen someone like Thug come in and do that,” the 74-year-old told Billboard.
“In the end, I had to leave because I think he felt a bit intimidated that I was there and I just wanted him to relax,” he added. “But it’s just an amazing moment in my musical life… I have no understanding of how rap records are put together and it’s fascinating to watch.”

Elton first met Thug when the YSL rapper sampled John’s classic “Rocket Man” on his 2018 track “High.”
“He wanted to meet me…and we shot the breeze for 40 minutes,” John recalled of their meeting. “He said, “What do you think? What advice would you give me?’ I said, ‘Did you sing in the choir?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, of course I sang in the choir. Gospel choir.’ I said, ‘Sing more. Don’t just rap, sing more, because the mixture of rap and musicianship and melody is what really makes rap take off.’ And he’s doing that now.”
In addition to “Always Love You,” The Lockdown Sessions features collaborations with Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Puth, and more.
John is also reportedly featured on Thug’s new album Punk, due out Oct. 15. Their new collaboration “More,” which also features Gunna, was previewed during the Givenchy show at Paris Fashion Week.
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Black Star Debut New Song in Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Special ‘The Closer’: Listen

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Talib Kweli have been teasing the release of new music for a while but doubts have arisen over the release of a proper album.In 2019, Talib Kweli had mentioned that a new album from the duo produced by Madlib was complete. The next year, a frustrated Talib said the album won’t come out because “culture vultures” are standing in the way of the release.“I’m tired of being silent about this. I tried my best y’all. Flew around the globe. Paid for this out of pocket. All for the culture. I’m a fan of Black Star too. I want to see this come out as bad as y’all do, or more. But people who never made a beat, never wrote a rhyme in they life got they fingers in the pie and are being disrespectful to what me and my brothers built. It’s in Gods hands now. I’m on to other things, life is too short to be disrespected by culture vultures. Maybe y’all will get to hear this album after I’m gone,” he said.But back in May, Black Star debuted a new song as part of The Midnight Miracle, the duo’s podcast alongside Dave Chappelle. They are now following that up with another new tune — reportedly produced by Madlib — which had its premiere at the start of Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special The Closer. Listen to a 45 seconds long clip below. Hopefully the full song will be released soon.[embedded content]

Justin Timberlake Lists $35 Million L.A. Mansion

Justin Timberlake is parting ways with his L.A. mansion.
The singer and his wife, Jessica Biel, have put their Hollywood Hills home on the market for $35 million. The gated compound sits on over 10 acres in the Hollywood Hills with complete privacy and stunning views.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Timberlake paid $8.3 million for the property in 2002 prior to his marriage to Biel. Built in 2000, the 13,530-square-foot Spanish villa is located at the end of a cul-de-sac off Mulholland Drive and features seven bedrooms, a gym, screening room, and an expansive outdoor entertaining area.
Additionally, there is a separate guesthouse, tennis court, vegetable gardens, and an 85-foot zero-edge pool, which the couple added when they renovated the property.

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The estate, once owned by early Hollywood star Errol Flynn, also includes a vacant 7-acre lot that sits behind the main residence and offers added privacy. Timberlake purchased the land from actress Helen Hunt.
According to listing agent Justin Paul Huchel, the property is one of the largest in the area. “Just a sliver of grass in the [Hollywood] Hills is hard to find,” said Huchel.
The couple, who has two sons, has been spending less time in Los Angeles. Their real estate portfolio also includes properties in New York City, Montana, and Tennessee.

The Weeknd Reveals His New Album is Complete: “Only thing missing is a couple characters”

It looks like The Weeknd will soon launch his new album.On Monday, the superstar returned with a new episode of his Memento Mori show on Apple Music 1 where he shared some details about the Dawn era with fans, revealing that his next album is complete. He further said that it’s only missing “a couple characters,” hinting at possible features he’s looking to add.“I hope y’all had a great summer. Some exciting features coming out in the fall before the album drops,” he said. “We’ll slowly be unraveling that info in the next couple months. Some Dawn updates, album is complete, only thing missing is a couple characters that are key to the narrative. Some people that are near and dear to me, some people that inspired my life as a child, and some that inspire me now”He didn’t say a release date or confirm an album title of course but teased that more info will be shared in the coming months. “More to come in the following months. But the only thing that matters is this very moment.”[embedded content]Abel also apologized to fans for being inconsistent with his Apple Music show but justified with the reason that he’s been up to a lot lately. “I felt like I let a lot of you down by not continuing the weekly episodes I promised, but a lot has been going down, a lot of moving pieces. I’ve been settling in a new home, been shooting videos, been working on pre productions for another world, working on music for the pre productions for the other world, taking time to myself so I don’t completely lose my mind. But now we’re back and you are listening to the best show on Apple Music, Memento Mori episode 18. Let’s go!”The Weeknd shared his first single ‘Take My Breath‘ in August which under-performed for his standards.

New Video: Meek Mill – ‘Expensive Pain’

Meek Mill just put out his new album Expensive Pain which he’s adamant about calling his best work, but feels a little flat compared to his last couple of albums. It does have some bright spots though, namely ‘Tweakin’ which is out favourite song on the LP.That’s my favourite too. Between that and his part on ‘God Breathed’, @vory777’s on a little hot streak https://t.co/L8jneR32Be— Akaash (@AkaaSH_SHarmA) October 3, 2021This afternoon, the Philly rapper drops the video for the title track, ‘Expensive Pain’. It has a bunch of compiled footage from Meek over the last few weeks, which means that Rowdy Rebel, Future, A$AP Ferg, Jim Jones and more make cameos.Check it out below and stream the album here. It’s currently projected to sell around 90k copies first week, a disappointing number for Meek.[embedded content]

Eminem Shares Surprise Remix of ‘Venom’ Single: Listen

As you might have heard, Eminem joined forces with Skylar Grey, Polo G and Mozzy for a new song last week, ‘Last One Standing‘ to promote the new film, Venom: Let There be Carnage.Venom: Let There be Carnage roared to $90.1 million in its debut, setting a new pandemic record for the box office. The 2021 American superhero film features the Marvel Comics character Venom, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and Tencent Pictures, and serves as the sequel to the original film from 2018 where Eminem provided the soundtrack for the theme song.Like we used to do- on the B side goes the REMIX. Shout to @dagotthatdope1 #Venom #SideB #LastOneStanding https://t.co/hqFcJmCnx8 pic.twitter.com/j7FvJNMapz— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) October 5, 2021On Monday night, Em surprised fans by dropping a remix of the original ‘Venom’ song with different production and slightly altered vocal arrangement at some parts. It is produced by D.A. Doman aka D.A. Got That Dope. The superstar rapper mentioned it’s a “B-side” to ‘Last One Standing’ — listen to it below.[embedded content]

Boosie Officially Removed From ‘Legendz of the Streetz Tour’ Following Stage Brawl & Shooting

Boosie Badazz is the kind of rapper who is always involved in some controversial matter or another.However, this time it is actually affecting his money. Boosie was part of the lineup for the Legendz of The Street tour alongside Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Lil Kim, 2 Chainz and DJ Drama but it ran into issues very early on at the stop in Atlanta. Boosie Badazz was only about two songs into his performance when an altercation broke out on stage. The rapper was seen being involved in the brawl as well.Then later at an afterparty at a nightclub in Baltimore for Boosie, a man was reportedly shot multiple times. The incident took place in the early hours of Monday morning (October 4) at the Euphoria Nightclub where the Baton Rouge rapper was scheduled to make an appearance.Police say a 27 y/o man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times in upper body and head after a fight broke out at Euphoria Nightclub, which was hosting an after party event with Boosie pic.twitter.com/zH2ooon024— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) October 4, 2021After hinting it on his social media, Boosie has now pretty much confirmed that he has been booted off the tour following the incidents. He posted a photo of the entrance to Baltimore’s Royal Farm Arena which had an important message for fans who were there to see Boosie perform, informing them that he has been taken off the tour and refunds are available for those who want to opt for it.“Boosie Badazz has been removed from the Legendz of the Streetz Tour,” the sign reads. “If you would like to request a refund to this evening’s concert tour, REFUNDS MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO ENTERING THE VENUE AT POINT OF PURCHASE.”THIS IS THE MOVE THEY PULLING OFF ON THE TOUR SO U CANT GET REFUNDS ,READ IT CLEAR LOL LIKE PEOPLE GO READ A SIDE DOOR LOL SHIT OUT TO ALL MY BALTIMORE FANS ‼️LOVE YALL pic.twitter.com/8QFJDXYKgx— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) October 4, 2021

Summer Walker Announces November 5 Release Date for Sophomore Album ‘Still Over It’

After several teasers over the last couple of weeks, Summer Walker has officially announced details around her sophomore album Still Over It.The multi platinum R&B singer has released a video trailer to reveal the album title and the release date: November 5th. In the clip, she recreates the album cover for her debut album Over It, taking us back to that time of the depicted phone call, revealing that she’d been speaking with a then-incarcerated JT of City Girls.Watch it below. The announcement comes on the two-year anniversary of Summer’s 2019 debut album, Over It (LVRN / Interscope). The platinum album spent 102 weeks on the Billboard 200 and 14 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart.[embedded content]

Summer Walker Announces New Album ‘Still Over It’

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Summer Walker is Still Over It.
Two years after releasing her debut album, the R&B singer has announced that the follow-up will arrive on Nov. 5. She shared a trailer, which co-stars JT of City Girls and finds Summer recreating the cover artwork from her first album.
“My new album ‘STILL OVER IT’ out 11/5,” she tweeted.

The announcement comes two years to the day of the release of her debut album Over It. Released on Oct. 4, 2019, the project debuted at No. 1 and featured collaborations with Bryson Tiller, Usher, 6LACK, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and more.
Summer previously revealed some of the superstar guests who are set to appear on her sophomore album including SZA, Lil Durk, and Ari Lennox. She has also been in the studio with Omarion and Pharrell Williams.
She started a new social media account called “Summer’s Hard Drive” to promote the album. During a Q&A with fans, she revealed that the album will contain more tracks than her debut and will have fans “crying and turning up.” She also hinted at collaborations with multiple female rappers.

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Watch Cordae Freestyle Over Drake’s Hit ‘Way 2 Sexy’

We are all waiting for Cordae to deliver his highly anticipated sophomore album which has been in the making for quite some time now.The rapper has also been occupied with building his own label Hi-Level but he did take out sometime to stop by popular Twitch streamer Adin Ross’ place for an interaction. While there, he also agreed to do an impromptu freestyle over Drake’s big hit ‘Way 2 Sexy’ featuring Future & Young Thug.It is no surprise that he went in on this one, leaving the host quiet in awe. The last song that we heard from him was ‘Taxes‘ from Netflix’s We the People.[embedded content]

Majid Jordan Announces New Album ‘Wildest Dreams’

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Majid Jordan is ready to share their Wildest Dreams.
The Canadian R&B duo has announced that its third studio album will arrive on Oct. 22 via OVO Sound. Alongside the title and release date, they have revealed the cover art.

“‘Wildest Dreams’ our third album is coming to you all on October 22nd,” tweeted Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman.

The project has already spawned a trio of singles including “Waves of Blue,” “Been Through That,” and most recently, “Summer Rain.”
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“More than ever, Maj and I keep wanting to make that album, all cohesive, that you really don’t skip,” Ullmann told Complex last year. “We’re best friends. We’re from opposite sides of the world and came together in Toronto. I want people to relate to that. I want that to come through on this record.”
Wildest Dreams arrives four years after their last album The Space Between, which featured guest appearances from their OVO labelmates PARTYNEXTDOOR and dvsn.

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