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Cardi B’s Back With Kanye West And Lil Durk, “Hot Sh*t”

Bronx rapper Cardi B is back on the music scene after taking some time off to raise her two children and pursue new ventures in fashion and media.  She’s getting a big assist thanks to Kanye West and Lil Durk.

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Cardi B has been hinting her new single on Twitter for the past 24 hours and the hype may have been worth it. The Bronx native is planning on taking over the summer with her new song “Hot Sh*t” with Lil Durk and Kanye West.

Bardi went to Twitter to make the announcement with a photo of her naked in the backseat of a  caramel-colored interior Rolls Royce classic.

“Hot Shit featuring Lil Durk & Kanye WestTHIS FRIDAY JULY 1”

Hot Shit featuring Lil Durk & Kanye West 🔥🔥🔥THIS FRIDAY JULY 1 🎥🎥🎥 pic.twitter.com/Ff7GJJ6xmU— Cardi B (@iamcardib) June 28, 2022

Cardi Can’t Be Stopped

Just a day before The “Shake It” rapper shared the good news, she clapped back against a user on Twitter who insulted her daughter by saying Kulture is autistic.

The Twitter user told Cardi in several now-deleted tweets to get off the app and pay attention to her kids. The Twitter user also said that her daughter is autistic.

Cardi responded:

“My daughter is not autistic…You can’t call her ugly so y’all have to diagnose her wit something.”

Kanye West Reference Track For Travis Scott, The Weeknd & Pharrell’s ‘SKELETONS’ Surfaces Online

A new Kanye West reference track has surfaced online.Ye was credited as a composer on Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD cut ‘SKELETONS’, but his vocals weren’t heard anywhere on the song. It turns out that he helped Travis write his short verse from the song, plus he had his own verse on there that seemingly got cut. That verse ended up being repurposed for ‘Cudi Montage’ from KIDS SEE GHOSTS.Travis changed some lines for the final version, like saying “didn’t pass the loud” instead of “didn’t ass to mouth”, amongst other hilarious examples.This reference track also contains a sample of Elon musk saying he’s inspired by Ye at SXSW in Austin in 2018. You can hear the reference track below.

Fabolous Releases ‘Champagne Poetry’ Freestyle — Watch The Video

A couple of weeks ago, Fabolous shared a video on Instagram with his freestyle over Drake’s ‘Champagne Poetry’ in the background. Now, the New York legend has released the full song.His version is called ‘Reposado Poetry’ and comes with its own luxurious video which is directed by Prince Brown. There’s an extra verse that you couldn’t hear in the prior IG video too.Check it out below. You can listen to Freddie Gibbs’ freestyle over the same beat here and Lupe Fiasco’s here.[embedded content]

Cardi B Announces New Single ‘Hot Sh*t’ Feat. Lil Durk & Kanye West, Reveals Cover Art

With just how successful her Invasion Of Privacy album got, there was a lot of talk about when Cardi B would return and drop a sophomore album. Since the success of ‘WAP‘ and ‘Up‘, the only song we’ve gotten from Cardi has been ‘Bet It‘ from a soundtrack.Back in the summer of 2020, the rapper said her album was not yet ready but nearly two years later, perhaps it’s about time. Cardi B has revealed that her new single ‘Hot Sh*t’ drops on Friday and features guest appearances from Lil Durk and Kanye West. You can check out the artwork for it below.The new song is produced by Tay Keith and you can hear a snippet of it here.

Ludacris’ Longtime Manager Chaka Zulu Shot In Atlanta

Chaka Zulu, who has managed Ludacris for nearly twenty-five years and is the co-CEO of DTP, was shot last night in Buckhead, Atlanta.Thankfully, he’s currently recovering in hospital and is in a stable condition. Unfortunately, two other people were shot with one passing away and the shooter is still at large with the investigation ongoing. The shooting happened outside a restaurant called APT 4B on Peachtree Rd.Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has given the following statement:We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family thanks everyone for their well wishes and prayers, and asks for their privacy at this time.

Ludacris’ Longtime Manager Reportedly Shot In Atlanta

This past Sunday, Ludacris’ longtime manager and co-CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Records, Chaka Zulu, was reportedly among three victims shot in Buckhead, Atlanta.

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Prayers For Zulu

Atlanta police stated that the shooting resulted from a heated argument in the PeachTree Hills shopping center parking lot. A search for the suspect has already commenced.

Furthermore, the shooting left one person dead and two hospitalized, including Zulu. Fortunately, Michael Sedan, a reporter at WSBTV took to social media to update friends and fans about his stable condition.

In the midst of it all, fans and celebs have taken to social media to offer prayers:

A media personality that goes by the name @scottiebeam on Twitter said:

“God. Please if you have a moment please throw a prayer up for one of the best ppl i know.  Chaka Zulu. We need you.”

The Roots’ Questlove also took to his twitter and posted:

“Prayers for brother Chaka Zulu”

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed just sent me the following statement on Chaka Zulu:”We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family thanks everyone for their well wishes and prayers, and asks for their privacy at this time.” @wsbtv— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) June 27, 2022

Aside from being Ludacris’ manager, Zulu is also well-known for his label, Disturbing Tha Peace which represented artists such as Young Jeezy, Big K.R.I.T, Swizz Beats, Chingy, and Childish Major.

The Atlanta music executive is also the creative mastermind behind many brands including Iggy Azalea, 8Ball and MJG, 2 Chainz, Dj Drama, T.I., and more.

Back in January, Ludacris took to his Instagram to express his gratitude for his longtime partner and manager at an Atlanta Hawks game where Zulu was honored with the “Forever 404 Honors” presented by Sharecare.

It appears Chaka Zulu is not only well-known,  but very loved by his community. A “Get Well Soon” is in order for the veteran music executive with hopes of a speedy recovery.

Shootings Rampant In Hip-Hop Community

Shootings in the rap community have been more frequent lately as the country grapples with the fraught gun rights issue.  Just days prior, Lil Tjay was shot in Edgewater NJ.  The Bronx rapper is now in stable condition after a shooting that prosecutors report was not a random attack on the rapper.

Giveon Accuses BET Of Sabotaging His Award Show Performance

Technical difficulties occurred during Giveon’s BET Award performance. The singer is blaming the network for purposely sabotaging his microphone.

Giveon performing at the 2022 BET Awards (Picture: BET)

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Singer-songwriter Giveon is blaming technical issues for an off-key performance at the 2022 BET Awards.

Having the honor of closing out the successful award show. The “Heartbreak Anniversary” singer’s voice stole the show, but for reasons, fans would not expect. Viewers at home watching the show noticed he was shockingly singing off-key as he gestured that he couldn’t hear himself while looking at his microphone.

Giveon took to Twitter to react to his performance, claiming BET sabotaged his performance and even brought Lil’ Nas X into the mix.

He wrote:

“Not @BET sabotaging my mic @LilNasX I get it!!!!”

The “Like I Want You” artist switched microphones during his live performance, and regardless of him claiming that the mic was to blame, social media disagreed. Fans chimed in on Twitter to talk about the issue; one fan created a parody account of the mic to poke fun at the performance, saying:

“Giveon heard his OWN singing and said “what the hell”

The LA singer has yet to respond to claims from social media.

Not @BET sabotaging my mic 😂😂😂😂😂😂…… @LilNasX I get it!!!!— Giveon (@giveon) June 27, 2022

Lil Nas X And NBA YoungBoy Release New Video For BET Diss Track “Late To Da Party”

Just before the 2022 BET Awards air this weekend, Lil Nas X alongside NBA YoungBoy released the video for the song “Late To Da Party,” sending shots aimed at BET Networks.

Lil Nas X and NBA Youngboy dropped the official music video for their song “Late To Da Party,” a diss track to BET networks over feeling snubbed for nominations at this weekend’s awards show.

The video starts with Lil Nas X traveling on the plane before landing to pick up YoungBoy. The artists are spotted driving around the city together and crashing the BET awards ceremony.

Lizzo Pledges $1 Million to Planned Parenthood & Abortion Funds After Roe v. Wade Ruling

Lizzo and Live Nation will donate to support abortion access groups following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. She’s also encouraging her fans to support abortion access groups following the overturning.

📷BET Awards 2022 Screenshot

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Lizzo Gives Back

Lizzo and Live Nation have plans to donate $1 million from the singer’s special tour to support abortion access groups after the recent aftermath of the Roe v. Wade scandal was overturned.

“I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match— to make it 1 MILLION dollars,” Lizzo tweeted Friday, June 24. “The most important thing is action & loud voices. @PPFA, @AbortionFunds & organizations like them— will need funding to continue offering services to people who are most harmed by this ban,” she wrote.

The “About Damn Time” singer had also encouraged her fans to donate and volunteer to help abortion access groups that have been listed on her Lizzo Loves You website, which she launched to help grassroots black organizations in honor of Juneteenth.

“Black women & women of color have historically had disproportionately less access to family planning resources— this is a great loss but not a new one,” Lizzo added on in another tweet.

I’m pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match— to make it 1 MILLION dollars— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) June 24, 2022

Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker, And Kelly Rowland Speak Out After Roe V Wade Overturn

Roe v. Wade was recently overturned, leaving women scrambling as a 50-year constitutional right has been revoked. High-profile female artists spoke out against the overturning.

“The court has failed us all — but we won’t back down. I’m going to keep fighting because everyone deserves access to the care they need.”

She urged her followers to join her and PPact, also known as Planned Parenthood Action, in rallying for constitutional rights to be codified again.

Brandy Lands New Record Deal With Motown

R&B icon Brandy Norwood is making her way back to the music scene. The Singer-songwriter just scored a new record deal with Motown Records.

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Brandy Signs New Deal

Grammy award-winning artist Brandy Norwood recently signed a new 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.

In a recent press release, Motown Records C.E.O. and Chairwoman Ethiopia Habtemariam shared their excitement about a new partnership with the “I Wanna Be Down” singer,

“Brandy is one of the most prolific voices in the history of music. Her contribution to R&B continues to influence newcomers and contemporaries around the world. We are ecstatic to welcome Brandy to the Motown family and eager to join her in making musical history.”

Currently, Brandy is finishing up her highly anticipated eighth studio album, and debut album with Motown. Fans are ready for new music.

Brandy Celebrates Partnering With Motown

In honor of her new partnership with Motown, Brandy took to Instagram to share her excitement.  She wrote:

“Thank you God for a dream come true! I’m so excited to announce my partnership with @motownrecordsand the incomparable @theethiopiandream. Thanks to my team and my beautiful fans for riding with me all these years.”

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Brandy At The 2022 BET Awards

Brandy joined Jack Harlow on the BET Award stage; the Grammy award-winning singer performed her recent freestyle to Jack’s “First Class.” It looks like the feud between the two has come to an end.

Travis Scott Announces Post-Astroworld Concert

Today (June 27), Travis Scott announced his first major solo concert after the Astroworld tragedy that occurred last November.

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Half a year after the Astroworld tragedy, the Grammy-nominated rapper is planning to have his live concert on August 6th at London’s O2 Arena.

Although he has returned to the stage for several public events since this May, the live ticketed show will be his first major solo performance after that tragic music festival. Just 3 hours after he posted on Instagram, there were over 470,000 likes and more than 3,000 comments. Fans are shouting out for his upcoming new album, Utopia, and showed great passion for Scott’s return.

The ticket pre-sale will begin at 9 am BST on Wednesday, June 29 and the general sale will begin at 9 am on Friday, July 1.

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Festival Coming Next

Other than the concert, Travis will take part in the Day N Vegas Festival.

Appearances include hip-hop and R&B mainstays Playboi Carti, Summer Walker, 21 Savage, H.E.R, Jhene Aiko, Pusha T, and recent Grammy-award winner Baby Keem.

The festival will be happening September 2-4. Presale tickets go on sale Friday, June 10 at 10 am EST on the Day N Vegas website.

DoItAll Gets Elected To NJ City Council

On June 14th, Dupre Kelly -perhaps better known by his rap alter ego, DoItAll- won a seat in the New Jersey city council in a runoff election. The results hit home hard for Kelly as not only is he a Newark native, but he’s also breaking ground as the nation’s first rapper to be elected to a public office.

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The acclaimed platinum record-selling artist declared his victory against Chigozie Onyema on Instagram, sharing a video of Wu Tang’s very own Redman taking to the streets to promote his campaign. He said, “My brother @redmangilla Was willing to get hit by the 31 bus to make sure the people in the WestWard knew who to vote for! Thank you West Ward for making me DupréKELLY your new Councilman.”

As one-third of the Lords of the Underground, the group topped charts back in the 1990s with hits like “Chief Rocka” and Keepers of the Funk being all the rage. The trio are still together to this day and have amassed worldwide adoration from the Netherlands to Germany.

DoItAll initially announced he is running for Newark councilman-at-large as far back as September 2017. He would go on to run in 2018 but was bested by Board Chairman of the Newark Housing Authority Eddie Osbourne.

Despite the defeat, the Lords of the Underground member was still actively engaged in improving his old neighborhood. As the co-founder of a nonprofit organization called 211 Community Impact, he helps provide resources for school programs and access to information on public policy.

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The World Is Not Yours

Scarface, on the other hand, might have had his mind playing tricks on him. The famed formermember of the Geto Boys announced his run for city councilman back in 2019. Scarface- whosereal name is Brad Jones- decided to throw his hat in the ring on a whim.

As he persisted, his campaign began to gain traction.

By Election Day, Jones wound up taking second place with Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, a local teacher and Executive Committee member of the NAACP’s Houston division, winning the councilman seat. According to Ballotpedia, Shabazz won with 11,938 votes to Jones’ 7,267.

Summer Walker Announces She’s Pregnant And Says It Will Be Different Than Her Last

Summer Walker is pregnant with her second child. While getting candid with fans on Instagram Live, the songstress explains why her current pregnancy will be different than the previous.

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Summer took to Instagram to share photos that revealed her stomach, and many fans speculated the “No Love” singer was pregnant.

The “Still Over It” artist took time to go live on her second Instagram page to officially announce her pregnancy, explaining to fans how her current pregnancy will be different from her last.

“People asking me if I’m pregnant, I am and you know I’m very very very happy. I’m very excited about it. This is gonna be different from how it was before. It’s really peaceful, really happy, lots of help, lots of love.”

Summer continued to explain that during her previous pregnancy, she felt disrespected that people tried to announce her pregnancy before her. It was simply not allowing her to share the exciting news the way she wanted. Summer stated:

“The only reason I’m even saying anything is because last time I felt very disrespected that people didn’t let me tell me that myself. People took pictures of me and sent it to the Shaderoom before I could announce it, that made me very very very very upset. And then you know, I won’t say any names but some people tried to announce my pregnancy before me.”

The “Playing Games” singer didn’t go into much detail about her due date, but fans are excited for her and can’t wait for the general reveal.

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Summer Walker Spoke Out After Roe V Wade Overturn

Last week Summer Walker spoke out after it was announced that Roe v. Wade was overturned.

Summer Walker responded across several posts on her Instagram stories:

“let me gone now that people made I start telling the truth. This is a sad day in history, but catch me at my la show tonight. It’s gonna be a vibe.”

Two slides later, she added:

“Imagine doing allll this just to try n keep the white population declining as it has been so rapidly lol. so i guess we should all start saying goodbye to the rest of our natural born rights lol, since this is a dictatorship & all.”

Nav Announces New Album ‘Demons Protected by Angels’ and Its Release Date

Nav has been sort of missing from action lately, only contributing to a select few features for other artists and hardly putting out his own material.But the Toronto rapper-producer is now ready to start the campaign for his next album. He has announced today that his new one will be titled Demons Protected by Angels. Last week, he had also tweeted a date of July 29th and it’s safe to say that it’s the release day for his fourth studio effort.July 29th!!!— Nav (@beatsbynav) June 21, 2022My new album will be called“Demons protected by Angels”— Nav (@beatsbynav) June 27, 2022Demons Protected by Angels will serve as the follow up to his third album Good Intentions which debuted at the number 1 spot of Billboard 200, moving 135k copies in the first week. We should be seeing a single to lead the new album soon.

Cardi B Claps Back After Comments Claiming Kulture Has Autism

Cardi B is not tolerating disrespect coming toward her daughter. The "Shake It" rapper clapped back against a user on Twitter who insulted her daughter by saying Kulture is autistic.

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Cardi B is speaking out after shady comments about her family.

On Friday, Cardi B addressed a Twitter user who told her in several now-deleted tweets to get off the app and pay attention to her kids. The Twitter user also said that her daughter is autistic.

Cardi responded:

“My daughter is not autistic…You can’t call her ugly so y’all have to diagnose her wit something.”

She responded to another user  in a different tweet where she wrote:

“30,40,50 …Don’t bring my kids up on shit…This is all because I put a video of me dancing and y’all wanted me to talk about rod vs wade …WHY YALL BRING UP KIDS FOR? Wtf my kids gotta do wit yall misery?”

Fans came to Cardi’s defense and agreed with her decision to address the user, while others pointed out calling someone autistic in a prerogative manner.

One user wrote, “You have every right to defend your child. I’m just trying to understand why saying a child is autistic would be used as an insult. If you don’t understand anything pertaining to a child having autism you should know that they are gifted and amazing in their own individual way.”

“I have to grandsons with Autism. They are my heart. I don’t know what made people call your daughter Autistic, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of,” said another user.

My daughter is not autistic…You can’t call her ugly so y’all have to diagnose her wit her wit something.Go play in traffic bitch https://t.co/QUsZBH5av8— Cardi B (@iamcardib) June 24, 2022

Cardi B & Offset Reveal Photo Of Their Son, Wave

Cardi B and Offset weren’t hiding their son from the world, they were hiding the world from their son.

They finally decided we’re worthy enough to see their baby boy, who looks just like big sister Kulture.

After setting her 3-year-old daughter Kulture’s Instagram account private due to internet trolls flooding her page with hateful messages, Cardi B and Offset have finally decided to share the first photos of their baby boy.

The couple took to their Instagram pages adorable pictures of their son, who is SOHH bute, and the spitting image of his big sister, Kulture.

Roddy Ricch Shares Music Video for Latest Single ‘Real Talk’: Watch

Roddy Ricch is already in go mode after the last album Live Life Fast which under performed by all standards.It looks like the Compton rapper is looking start fresh towards his next album with the latest single ‘Real Talk’. After sharing the single on Friday, he is back today with the official music video which has a cameo from Mustard, who produced the record.Watch the high budget clip below. Roddy will be joining Post Malone on his Twelve Carat Tour kicking off September 10th.[embedded content]