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Music producer Money Jezus is disappointed at the negative comments to his music video featuring a Black male-to-female trans.

In the video, a young man takes his trans lover (Lana Patel) to meet his family members at a BBQ where they unexpectedly welcome Patel with open arms.

Money, aka Desmond South, has worked with the music industry's top hip-hop artists including Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Nick Jonas, Kodak Black, Verse Simmonds and more.

As record labels work toward a goal of featuring more trans models in place of women in music videos in 2021, Desmond’s inclusive music video is not resonating with some hip-hop fans.

Desmond addressed the negative comments:

"Not surprised at all to see all the hateful ass comments," he wrote on Youtube. "I know y'all want me to remove this video but it ain't happening. This is exactly WHY this story needs to be shown."

A supporter wrote: "This was lovely. Don't let some of the ignorance in the comment section make you forget that your creation will mean a lot to many people who watch it. Keep on creating because there are many who will keep appreciating."
 

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Toronto rapper CHROMAZZ dropped a Megan Thee Stallion diss track title "Marcus Thee Stallion."

CHROMAZZ is the latest to fuel the rumor that Megan was born a man. We don't know what to believe.

CHROMAZZ disrespects Billboard's Rapper of the Year, by defending her fellow Torontonian, rapper Tory Lanez who faces attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting Megan in the foot following a 4th of July party at Kylie Jenner's crib.

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CHROMAZZ isn't the only one taking shots at Megan. Meg's ex-best friend Kelsey Nicole (right) -- who was in the SUV when Megan was allegedly shot -- also dropped a diss track calling out the Houston rapper.

Why does everyone hate Megan?
 

CHROMAZZ - Marcus Thee Stallion

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Friend of the blog, recording artist Evrod Cassimy, performed "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" ahead of the start of the 2020 America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

Evrod is Morning Anchor for WDIV (Channel 4) in Detroit. His holiday EP, A Cassimy Kinda Christmas was released on Nov. 1 on Spotify and Apple Music. The EP can also be downloaded at evrodcassimy.com.

Originally from Chicago, Evrod is an award-winning journalist and three-time Emmy Award nominee. In 2010 he received the Virginia Associated Press Award for "Best Breaking News Coverage."

Listen to Evrod's soulful version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" below or click here.
 

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Beyonce is going for gold at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in 2021 after leading all artists with nine nominations, including 2 for Record of the Year.

"Black Parade" and "Savage" (Remix) with Megan Thee Stallion has landed Beyonce a double mention in the top category, while the former will also compete for Song of the Year, as well as Best R&B Performance and Song.

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"Black Is King," the visual accompaniment to The Lion King: The Gift - the superstar's soundtrack for her 2019 Disney remake, is shortlisted for Best Music Film, and "Brown Skin Girl" is up for Best Music Video.

Additionally, the "Savage" (Remix) is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Song.

The nine nominations make Beyonce the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history with 79 over the course of her career, during which she has won 24.

The 2021 Grammys look to be a big night for the ladies with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, Jhene Aiko, and Billie Eilish among the multiple nominees.

Comedian Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards on January 31.
 

Here is a partial list of nominees:

Album of the Year

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) - Black Pumas

Everyday Life - Coldplay

Djesse Vol.3 - Jacob Collier

Women in Music Pt. III - HAIM

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Hollywood's Bleeding - Post Malone

Folklore - Taylor Swift
 

Song of the Year

Black Parade - Denisia Andrews, Beyonce, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim 'Kaydence' Krysiuk & Rickie 'Caso' Tice, songwriters (Beyonce)

The Box - Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

Cardigan - Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Circles - Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

Don't Start Now - Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

I Can't Breathe - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

If the World Was Ending - Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)
 

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Megan Thee Stallion
 

Record of the Year

Black Parade - Beyonce

Colors - Black Pumas

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Say So - Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

Circles - Post Malone

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
 

Best Music Video

Brown Skin Girl - Beyonce

Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

Adore You - Harry Styles

Goliath - Woodkid
 

Best R&B Performance

Lightning & Thunder - Jhene Aiko Featuring John Legend

Black Parade - Beyonce

All I Need - Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign

Goat Head - Brittany Howard

See Me - Emily King
 

Best R&B Song

Better Than I Imagine - Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello

Black Parade - Beyonce

Collide - Tiana Major9 & Earthgang

Do It - Chloe X Halle

Slow Down - Skip Marley & H.E.R.
 

Best Progressive R&B Album

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle

Free Nationals - Free Nationals

F*** Yo Feelings - Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is - Thundercat
 

Best R&B Album

Happy 2 Be Here - Ant Clemons

Take Time - Giveon

To Feel Love/D - Luke James

Bigger Love - John Legend

All Rise - Gregory Porter
 

Best Rap Performance

Deep Reverence - Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

Bop - Dababy

What's Poppin - Jack Harlow

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce

Dior - Pop Smoke
 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later - Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Highest in the Room - Travis Scott
 

Best Rap Song

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Savage (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
 

Best Rap Album

Black Habits - D Smoke

Alfredo - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica

King's Disease - Nas

The Allegory Royce - Da 5'9
 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Yummy - Justin Bieber

Say So - Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles

Cardigan - Taylor Swift

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Meek Mill's new single "Pain Away" ft. Chicago gangsta Lil Durk dropped on Friday. This is the first single ever rated 0 roses in Sandrarose.com history.

Meek Mill singing with auto tune is cringe-worthy. He's not even trying anymore -- not that he was a great rapper to begin with.

This track is a terrible waste of a perfectly good sample from Tony! Toni! Toné's hit single, "It Feels Good."

The music video contains the obligatory stacks of cash, drugs, luxury vehicles and diamond chip chains. Absent are the scantily clad women. Maybe the video budget wasn't big enough to include them.

As you know, Philly rappers chased Meek off social media and banned him from North Philly for telling them to put their guns down amid a series of killings involving underground rappers.

"I'll get all the main big artist in Philly a deal if they put them bodies behind them and squash them beefs," he said. "I hear about ... got some hot young bulls from my city but they all beefing! And that's just a idea but I'll push thru with my city if y'all make it thing! It's like 5 clicks that’s talented but they deep in! And get they most attention when they beefing!" he continued.

Rapper Poundside Pop responded: "ITS TIME FOR YOU TO PICK A SIDE….. IS YOU ZOO OR NOT N***A???? ..."You is from 63rd bro, whatever that is. You not from North bro. You banned bro."
 

Meek Mill - Pain Away ft. Lil Durk

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The Urban Dictionary website refers to drill rap as a "bullshit genre of rap that started off in America" and "somehow crawled its way into the UK."

Drill rap originated on the South Side of Chicago in early 2010. It is a genre of rap music made by and for gang bangers.

"Drill" means to shoot someone. The most popular drill rappers are either in prison for murder, deceased or will soon be deceased.

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When popular drill rapper King Von was gunned down in Atlanta recently, most of my readers had never heard of him.

Also flying under the radar are YNW Melly (pictured top), Lil Durk, NBA Youngboy, Chief Keef, Lil Reese and others -- all of whom are alleged killers. YNW Melly is in a Florida prison awaiting trial for double murder.

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Chicago rapper Lil Durk (pictured) is out on bond while awaiting trial in Atlanta for shooting at a man near the Varsity restaurant last year. He was arrested alongside the late King Von.

While out on bond, Lil Durk is making music with wannabe drill rapper Drake.

Drill music has infiltrated the Black community just as gangster rap dominated the hip-hop industry and helped to usher out R&B music in the 1980s.

Record labels prefer to sign drill rappers because today's hip-hop consumers prefer listening to rap artists who live the dangerous lifestyle they rap about.

Drill rap is behind a string of murders of rappers over the past decade. Rappers who want to make a name for themselves kill other drill rappers, then enjoy the clout they earn until someone kills them.

Mainstream magazines eagerly promote drill rap to their readers as the next big thing. There's money to be made in music that is detrimental to Black men.

Pitchfork.com, a Caucasian music blog, referred to Brooklyn drill rappers as "New York's brightest young rappers."

Gone are the talented, law-abiding, middle class rappers who rapped about dropping bodies and moving weight - as if they lived that life.

Music influences the mind and soul of young men. Drill rap should concern you if you're the mother of a young Black male.

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Pictured clockwise from top left: Singers Teyana Taylor, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani and Summer Walker cover Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players issue.

All four ladies say the music industry is adapting slowly to their varying talents and, as a result, they don't get the radio airplay that their rap counterparts, such as Cardi B, enjoy.

R&B's marketshare is not as big as hip-hop, but it’s growing -- by 4.64% in market share compared with this time last year.

"Everyone has their own style and thing going on, but it's all the same truth," says Taylor, 29. "We're still women who have experienced love and heartbreak. It's dope to hear everyone express that truth in their different ways."

Aiko, a woman of color, says the biggest obstacle for her genre of pop/hip-hop is getting radio play. "The industry will still pigeonhole [my music], saying, 'Oh, this has to go to urban,'" says Aiko. "I'm like, 'Why?'"

But kehlani, 25, sees opportunity for her style of R&B/hip-hop to grow. "R&B keeps evolving, keeps getting cooler, more personal," she says.

"We'll always be here," says Taylor. "R&B is always going to be the realest bitch in the world."

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Rapper Saweetie reached a milestone in her career with her highest debut on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

A week after earning her third RIAA certification for her single "Tap In," Saweetie's "Back to the Streets" premiered at No. 76 on Billboard's Hot 100.

The song, off her upcoming Pretty B*tch Music album, is her highest debut ever on Billboard.

Saweetie, best known as rapper Quavo's girlfriend, earned ridicule and scorn when she urged women to throw away their men if they don't splurge on a Birkin handbag.

The coveted Hermès Birkin bags retail for over $20,000. But gently lived-in Birkin bags can be found on eBay or other sites for less than half that.
 

Saweetie - Back to the Streets

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Megan Thee Stallion tapped rapper Young Thug for her new booty-shaking track, titled "Don't Stop."

Black Twitter has already dubbed the track "WAP" Part 2 - in reference to Megan's No. 1 song with Cardi B.

The music video theme is Alice In Wonderland. Megan recreates the "WAP" music video in which she and Cardi sashayed through a whore house, exchanging lyrics about feminine body parts.

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Young Thug appears as Edward Scizzorhands, using his handy scissors to trim the hedges and clip Megan's wig.
 

Megan Thee Stallion - Don't Stop ft. Young Thug

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Black Twitter is abuzz after rapper Drake dropped a bombshell that he dated singer SZA.

Drake made the confession in a verse on rapper 21 Savage's new song, "Mr. Right Now."

"Yeah, said she wanna f–k to some SZA, wait / Cause I used to date SZA back in '08 / If you cool with it, baby, she can still play."

Drake, 33, also revealed he once dated Caucasian actress Drew Barrymore over 10 years ago.

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After the song dropped on Friday, October 2, Black Twitter noticed that SZA appeared to unfollow Drake on Instagram.

"Now why'd drake have to bring sza's good name out like that," one social media user tweeted on Friday. The user adding "HES LYING YOUR HONOR" in a separate post.

For years, Drake fans assumed he was ghey because of his effeminate ways and Emo lyrics.

The Canadian rapper shocked fans when he impregnated an adult film star, Sophie Brussaux, and she bore him a son named Adonis, now 3.

Question: Are you surprised that Drake dated a Black woman?
 

21 Savage x Metro Boomin ft Drake - Mr. Right Now (Dirty)

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