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R&B singer Bobby V returns with a brand new single and music video, titled "Reply."

The multi-platinum GRAMMY Award nominee announces a new album, a new record label, and new tour dates.

Bobby V (formerly Valentino) launches Veltree Music Group (VMG) and announces a new album release and national tour scheduled that kicks off Spring 2021.

The new single, "Reply," written by Bobby V, Christopher Newland, and produced by Bobby V and Lavish Musiq, is the first song released from his forthcoming album, The Appetizer.

Bobby V's long career includes three No. 1 albums on Billboard’s U.S. Top R&B Chart, hit singles with Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Future, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, K. Michelle, Timbaland, and more.

The 40-year-old singer/songwriter has been turning out hits for over a decade with songs like "Slow Down," "Tell Me," "Anonymous," and more.

"I'm just so thankful and appreciative of all my family, friends, and fans. They motivate me daily and are the reason why I keep going," he shares. "They are the real MVPs. I am excited for this new album and new chapter going into 2021."

Download or stream "Reply" today! Available now on all streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music!

BOBBY V 2021 SCHEDULED TOUR DATES

Due to Covid-19 guidelines, show locations or dates may vary in different cities.

March 19 -- Atlanta, GA
March 20 -- Charlotte, NC
March 21 -- Hampton, VA
March 25 -- Pittsburgh, PA
March 27 -- Baltimore, MD
March 28 -- Newark, NJ
April 2 -- Los Angeles, CA
April 3 -- Oakland, CA
April 8 -- Milwaukee, WI
April 9 -- Detroit, MI
April 10 -- Toledo, OH
April 16 -- Dallas, TX
April 17 -- Houston, TX
April 23 -- Miami, FL
April 30 -- Jacksonville, FL
May 7 -- Cleveland, OH
May 8 -- Cincinnati, OH
May 9 -- St. Louis, MO
May 14 -- Baton Rouge, LA
May 15 -- Memphis, TN
May 16 -- Nashville, TN
May 29 -- Fresno, CA
May 30 -- Las Vegas, NV

Music Video Producer/Director: Melinda Santiago
 

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Rapper Roddy Ricch is reportedly safe after 3 people were shot on the set of his music video in Atlanta over the weekend.

"The Box" rapper was filming the music video in collaboration with fellow Atlanta rapper 42 Dugg at a scrapyard, when gunfire broke out. Three men were shot during the melee.

It was later confirmed that neither Rich nor Dugg were hit by gunfire.

XXL magazine reported that Antoine Blake and Vernon Moulder transported themselves to a hospital, where they are listed in "stable condition" after being shot.

Another man, Peter Cook, suffered "a laceration from a piece of debris". One person was arrested for drug possession at the scrapyard.

While Ricch has yet to address the shooting himself on his social media pages, his friend DJ A-Tron confirmed that he was unharmed, tweeting that "Roddy good, all the homies good".

Dugg took to his Instagram Live to reassure fans that he was fine, saying: "Y'all stop with that fake s**t, man. We ain't been around no gun shooting, none of that. Real talk, man. We good... Thanks for the love, though. I appreciate the love, though."

An eyewitness who was working as a medic on the set of the video told Atlanta's WSB-TV.

"Everyone started running, trying to get out. Or take cover, lot of places to take cover in there. Anyone that was injured, I laid hands on 'em to make sure they were OK. Just glad it wasn't a lot worse then it could have been... could have been worse."
 

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Cardi B dropped a new single titled "Up," as a follow-up to her much-criticized single "WAP."

The single was released on Friday, Feb. 5, accompanied by a raunchy music video packed with scenes of debauchery and lewd and lascivious behavior.

In other words, "Up" is just an extension of "WAP" and what we would expect from a rapper with no talent who uses her body as a music video prop.

Some fans were shocked by the immorality and decadence on display in the music video.

One commenter wrote: "Kids looking for the Disney movie never gonna be the same."

Check out the first verse of the song:

    Once upon a time, man, I heard that I was ugly
    Came from a b*tch who nigga wanna f*ck on me
    I said my face bomb, ass tight
    Racks stack up Shaq height

    Jewelry on me, flashlight
    I been lit since last night
    Hit him with that good good
    Make a n*gga act right
    Broke boys don't deserve no pu$$y
    (I know that's right)

 

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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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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."
 

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50 Cent said there is "no chance" of a romantic reunion with ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler.

While many are skeptical that the two ever dated in the first place, the 45-year-old rapper-turned TV exec insisted there will be no reunion.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, and the feisty comedienne allegedly dated for several months after meeting on the set of her former late night talk show, Chelsea Lately, in 2009.

Chelsea, 45, made headlines prior to the U.S. presidential elections when she slammed 50 Cent and reminded him of his black skin after he expressed his support of President Donald Trump.

She later apologized for her racist statement and alleged that Jackson had expressed an interest in rekindling his relationship with her.

But Jackson told TV show Extra that there is no chance he will go running back to Chelsea - mainly because of her support of controversial New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who is accused of sending Covid-19 patients into nursing homes and killing thousands of elderly patients.

"She thinks Cuomo, Italian guys, Italian hunk, she thinks he's cool — I think he's alright." Jackson said.

He added: "Chelsea's a good friend of mine. Whatever she says is fine with me. I don't care what she says. A part of her show is almost to be unpredictable, and unpredictability is what makes a comedian."

50 also addressed rumors that he is an attention whore who supported Trump to generate publicity for himself.

"I turned down a million dollars to go to the inauguration (in 2017) — why would I just switch gears now?" he said.

In unrelated news, 50 Cent has joined YouTube's most exclusive club after the music video for his 2003 hit "In Da Club" surpassed one billion views on Monday.

"1 Billion views. Not Bad for a kid from South Side. LOL," 50 tweeted on Monday.
 

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Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz dropped his music video for his single "Quarantine Thick" featuring rap newcomer Mulatto, aka Big Latto.

The video features some of Atlanta's thickest and talented strippers who twerk and drop it low in every room of a rented mansion.

Big Latto raps: "Got your favorite rapper in my DM tryna taste me / But I got my own bands so sh*t like that don't phase me."

At the end of the video, 2 Chainz and a few strippers ride off in a street legal $120,000 Pro ATV that Kanye West gifted him for his birthday.
 

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While most celebrities join OnlyFans to make ends meet, R&B singer Sammie has launched his own line of scented candles.

"I launched a candle line in February, and we're having a grand opening on November 1 in Georgia," he told Page Six Style. "It's called Simply Naked Candle Co., and we have five scents: Indigo, Pure Love, Peace, Honey and All Night. I never just wanted to be a singer, songwriter, performer; I've always wanted to tackle entrepreneurship in all realms. I look up to the Diddys and Jay-Zs of the world."

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The former child star debuted his first single, "I Like It" at age 12. Now 33, Sammie is focused on living healthy and using natural skin and hair products.

"I've done some campaigns with Mielle, so I keep my beard and hair moisturized with [their] organic products," the crooner said of his grooming regimen. "Soap and water does not do any harm to me, so I just add on coconut oil and prayer. Just staying at peace ... I really don't be tripping about nothing, so I think that's what helps my skin and hair grow the way it does, no filter."

Added Sammie, "I use rosemary mint oil by Mielle for my beard. I just pick it out every morning, use some olive oil in there and I go out flourishing in the world."

Sammie's fifth studio album, Such is Life, is out now and he's writing a book titled "Good to Know" to "let women know the mindset of a man."

Watch Sammie's "I Like It" music video featuring Lloyd and N-Toon.
 

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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.
 

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ATLANTA, GA (September 25, 2020) Music and entertainment icon Tip "T.I." Harris is celebrating his 40th birthday on Friday, Sept. 25, by releasing the self-directed visual for his latest single "Ring" feat. Young Thug, which premiered on a billboard in Times Square.

Directed by T.I. and Phillyflyboy, the vibrant music video features the two Atlantan trap stars out-styling each other. Released via Grand Hustle, the track is produced by DY Krazy and Chopsquad DJ.

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While ringing in his milestone birthday, T.I. has also formally announced that his highly anticipated 11th solo studio album - The Libra (The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta).

Marking nearly 20 years since his debut album, T.I. is continuing to deliver hits that resonate with fans across the world while serving as president of Grand Hustle Records, which has produced multiple breakout artists.
 

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