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

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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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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Jay-Z

Jay-Z is losing his touch. Not willing to let a couple of newborn babies upstage him, the nearly 50-year-old rap mogul announced he was adding the hypen back in his stage name. Then he teased his social media followers with promos for his upcoming album, titled 4:44, dropping June 30 on Tidal.

But where's the Internet buzz for his new music?

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Miley Cyrus may have hammered the final nail into hip hop's coffin. The 24-year-old Tennessee native has given up rap/hip hop for good. In a cover interview for Billboard magazine, Cyrus said rap music's "sexually explicit" lyrics about women "pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little."

Miley is pictured above with rapper Big Sean in a photo dated Mar. 5, 2017.

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Nicki Minaj Remy Ma

The 2nd biggest story this weekend (after the Oscars Best Picture flub) was gangsta rapper Remy Ma's longwinded diss track in response to Nicki Minaj's shots on her and Gucci Mane's single, "Make Love".

I'm sorry to bore you with this, but this is what passes for entertainment in the black community these days.

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Kanye West Champions

Kanye West dropped new music titled "Champions", featuring a plethora of rap All-Stars, including newly freed Gucci Mane and one-hit-wonder Desiigner ("Panda").

This is the new Kanye West, not to be confused with the old, vintage, aged like fine wine Kanye West who dropped back-to-back classic hits before he met the KKK Trashcans and stopped taking his meds.

Grade: C-

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