J-Sol

Today’s Morning Wood is 24-year-old Nigerian-British singer/rapper J-Sol (born Samuel Stephen Olatunbosun). J-Sol is the son of a preacher and grew up in the church where he honed his craft playing the drums every Sunday. Eventually, he and his siblings joined the church’s gospel choir where he was encouraged to follow his dreams.

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Nicki Minaj

On Thursday, rapper Young Thug released a sign language video for his track “Anybody” featuring the comeback queen Nicki Minaj. Thugger has a brother who is a deaf mute. The rapper previously said he planned to take a yearlong hiatus from music to live his life as a deaf man.

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Barbie Tingz

Nicki Minaj released a teaser for her music video for her “Barbie Tingz” hit. Nicki captioned the teaser: “Check out the trailer to my #BarbieTingz video on @tidal NOW – shot by the INCREDIBLE @gb65… so proud of my glam team. @bcompleted @brettalannelson @officialsheiks @kimblehaircare”.

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Barbie Tingz

On Thursday, Nicki Minaj dropped 2 sizzling new tracks, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun Li”. On her track “Barbie Tingz”, Nicki went straight for Cardi B‘s jugular. “How you still dissin’, still can’t find some hits?,” rapped Nicki, clearly referencing the one-hit rapper.

She continued:

    Man, keep it all real, I’m a prophetess (okay)
    So at least you took an L off your bucket list (bucket list)
    It’s time to make hits and it’s time to diss
    How you still dissin’, still can’t find some hits? (Okay)
    Was it worth it, dummy? I ain’t mind a bit
    Still on that show gettin’ no chips, time to dip

Fans are raving about “Barbie Tingz” on social media.

Nicki announced her return to reclaim her throne on Instagramm.com on Tuesday. She released artwork covers for her singles which showed she has not tamed down her sexy image.

 

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is masterminding her huge rap comeback. In addition to sending new tracks to select bloggers and music critics last week, Nicki took to Instagram.com and announced she will drop 2 new tracks, entitled “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li,” at 10am Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, April 12.

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Drake Gods Plan

Drake dropped his much-anticipated music video for his single “God’s Plan”. The video was taped on location in Miami, Florida last week. Drake made headlines for giving away the entire music video budget — $996.631.90 — to Floridians, including a high schooler who received a $50,000 scholarship to the University of Miami.

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Sonny Digital

Black rappers are beginning to question the hip-hop industry’s sudden love affair with non-black rappers.

Rap producer Sonny Digital has noticed the industry’s emphasis on white rappers and producers.

DJ Khaled, Post Malone (“Rockstar”), Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine, and Lil Pump (“Gucci Gang”) are just some of the white rappers who are highly favored by the music industry right now.

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Justin Bieber and JAY-Z

Justin Bieber is reportedly skipping the Grammy Awards for the 2nd year in a row. The 23-year-old Canadian singer believes the awards show is no longer relevant, even as he is nominated for 3 trophies — all for his collaboration with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee on the hit remix of their #1 hit song “Despacito”.

In 2017, Justin reportedly skipped the Grammy Awards because he, “doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.”

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Cardi B

Rapper Cardi B released her latest track, titled “Bartier Cardi” featuring mumble rapper 21 Savage, just in time for the New Year. The track is getting mixed reviews from hip-hop fans who consistently compare the Bronx native to Nicki Minaj.

Cardi and 21 rhyme about (what else) b*tches, ho*s, jewelry, cars — you know, the trappings of rap success.

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