Drake and Future Hendrix dropped a music video to accompany their new track "Life is Good." The single marks the reunion of the dynamic rap duo who teamed up for the mixtape What A Time to Be Alive in 2015.
In the video, Drake and Future portray everyday employees working 9-5 as garbage men, auto mechanics, bakery chefs, fast food workers, Apple store employees, and utility workers - while pursuing their dreams of being rappers.
Fellow rappers Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, and Mike Will Made-It make cameo appearances in the video. Directed by Director X.
Future X Drake - Life is Good
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Fetty Wap remakes Outkast's hit "So Fresh, So Clean" with a new twist on the classic track, entitled "Fresh N Clean" (Stream the single here).
"Ain't nobody dope as me, I'm dressed so fresh/ Don't you think I'm so sexy? I'm dressed so fresh," the multi-platinum artist raps on the London On Da Track-produced single.
The 28-year-old New Jersey native is popular for his rap lyrics with drug and alcohol references, including "Trap Queen."
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Fetty was signed by 300 Entertainment in 2014. The one-eyed rapper is a family man who provides for his seven children and harem of baby mamas.
He famously denied fathering Love & Hip Hop star Alexis Sky's daughter, Alaiya.
Fetty Wap - Fresh N Clean
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Ciara Wilson drops new music titled "Melanin" featuring Lupita Nyong'o's rap persona "Troublemaker", Ester Dean, City Girls and La La Anthony. The single celebrates dark skinned women and the men who love them.
"This is ultimately an anthem of self-love, which is a journey I've been on since my Beauty Marks album," says Ciara. "It celebrates the beautiful shades of culture that comprise the inner and outer beauty of everyone. Embracing the unique nature of our skin tones threads together the tapestry of humankind."
The project features Lupita's "Troublemaker" rap alter ego, first introduced last month on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Actress and socialite La La Anthony adds her Latina swagger to the song. Multiplatinum Miami hip-hop duo City Girls members JT and Yung Miami drop verses on the track.
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The song doubles as JT's first official release since her recent incarceration. "Melanin" was co-written and produced by Ester Dean, who also lent her vocals to the hook.
Purchase / stream "Melanin" HERE.
Stay tuned for the music video via Beauty Marks Entertainment/ADA.
Ciara - Melanin, ft. Lupita Nyong'o, La La, City Girls, Ester Dean
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Teyana Taylor drops sultry new single and music video "Morning" featuring Kehlani. The new track is the latest offering from her upcoming project, titled THE ALBUM, the the long-awaited follow-up to Teyana's instant classic KTSE.
The brand new single and steamy video are both available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.
The multi-talented 28-year-old R&B superstar and Harlem native juggles her active life as a mother, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreographer, actor, fitness guru, and model.
The entire music video is a steamy make out session with Kehlani, 24. Teyana, who is openly bisexual, writhes and gyrates on fellow bisexual singer Kehlani, as she sings:
I ain't here to play no games
I'm gonna give it to you just how you want it
You can call me crazy
Maybe you just drive me crazy
When you touch on it.
"Morning" is the second advance track from THE ALBUM, following up the R&B smash "How You Want It? (HYWI?)" featuring up-and-coming rapper King Combs.
Teyana Taylor - Morning ft. Kehlani
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Grammy award-winning artist Miguel celebrated Halloween by releasing new music from his upcoming EP "Funeral". The entrancing song is currently available at all digital service providers via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records.
"Send my regards to the mother and father/ 'Cause somebody's daughter I just f---ing slayed," he sings over a thumping drum track. "Blood on the carpet, it came from my heart/ Once I start I can't stop it/ And now we all pray."
Describing the new direction of the upcoming EP, Miguel states: "I'm releasing more music all the way into the new year but "Funeral" is the perfect song to get it started. I've been exploring darker tones and themes for some time, this song whets the imagination for what's to come."
The Funeral EP will continue to build with each new song until it's fully released this winter, says Sony.
Written and produced by Miguel, Deion Gill, Alekaei Savchenko and Arutiun Tamamian, "Funeral" marks the first official release from Miguel since his 2017 critically acclaimed album War & Leisure, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200 chart.
War & Leisure became Miguel's third #1 debut on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and garnered RIAA double Platinum certification for the hit single "Sky Walker," and Gold for the album.
Miguel - Funeral
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Brandy Norwood celebrates the 25th anniversary of her self-titled album by releasing a new single "Freedom Rings" (Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One). The single is available now online.
"Freedom Rings" is the first track off Brandy's upcoming 7th studio album of the same title.
"Freedom Rings" is very emotional for the 40-year-old R&B Diva. She recently opened up about working on the track with producer LaShawn Daniels, who died tragically in a car accident at age 41 earlier this month.
"And me and Lashawn will shine again!" she sings on the track.
Brandy celebrates the 25th anniversary of Brandy, which was released on September 27, 1994. The album was a critical success and introduced the Moesha star to a new audience of fans.
Brandy was certified four-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and sold over 2 million copies in the U.S.
Ari Lennox dropped the sultry music video for her new single "BMO" on Dreamville/Interscope Records. The 28-year-old D.C. native is booed up and chilling in the bath in all her glory. "BMO" is the third official single off Lennox's critically acclaimed debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which dropped in May of this year.
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A new gospel song with a different kind of message is going viral on social media. The song, titled "Drop it Low for Jesus" by RWKSY (Real Women Know Something, Y'all) is creating a buzz and sparking debates over how far gospel musicians should stray from the church's teachings.
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Beyonce suffered a rare career failure as her Lion King-inspired song "Spirit" bombed on the sales charts.
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Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy Carter makes a cameo appearance in the music video for her mom's new track "Spirit".
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