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Lil Scrappy returns to the rap game with a new banger titled "GA/FL" featuring Florida rapper Tom G.

Scrappy took time off from rapping to star in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and to raise a family with wife and fellow rapper, Adi Benson AKA Bambi.

Scrappy, best known as one of the "founding fathers" of "Crunk" music in his native ATL, brings the energy back with this Louney G-produced record.

Hailing from the mean streets of Cleveland Ave, Lil Scrappy created this record to compare and contrast the most known southern states, Georgia and Florida.

Lil Scrappy and Florida heavy-hitter and OG, Tom G, go bar for bar on what life is like in the harsh streets of Atlanta and Tampa.

In the music video, filmed by Todd Uno, the viewer is taken on a brief nostalgic trip to the "Crunk" era where you see old school whips on 30-inch rims, gold slugs, chains, jerseys, red cups and more.

Lil Scrappy reps his hood in Atlanta, citing lines such as "You slackin. My young n\*ggas ready and active. You talkin' big money you cappin'. We eat up the block while you snackin." The duo wrap up the video shoot at Diamond Strip Club on Atlanta's northwest side.
 

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Rapper Lil Nas X sparked controversy in the religious community with his new video "Montero (Call Me By My Name)."

The Queens admitted they were wrong to co-sign LNX as a role model for their children.

The 21-year-old rapper came under fire for appearing to worship the devil in his music video. In one scene, Lil Nas X kisses the devil and gives Lucifer a lap dance.

The Queens looked puzzled and befuddled. You could almost hear them asking, how could we have been so wrong?

"It's a lot for the kids that are watching," said host Claudia Jordan.

Co-host Syleena Johnson was the most conflicted of the Queens. She straddled the line between expressing support for the LGBT+ community and condemning the Satanic message in LNX's music video.

"Who are the people that are advising him?" Johnson asked. Who is over there saying this is good?"

According to Johnson, Lil Nas X's advisors could have given him better guidance and rejected his anti-religious symbolism.

"Black folk don't play when it come to the Lord," said actress Vivica A. Fox.

"I think that he just went too far," said co-host LisaRaye McCoy, whose granddaughter is a huge LNX fan.

"...[H]e's an artist and he just wanted that shock value, which is what he fed into," she said.

"I don't want my grandbaby seeing that at all now," she said. "I'm like no, and I'm afraid that when she goes to [play] his 'Old Town Road' video, that that one is gon' play next..."
 

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Lil Nas X dropped a controversial music video for his song titled "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)."

Like most of Nas X's tracks, "Montero" is forgettable, but people will be talking about the music video for months.

Ahead of the music video release, Lil Nas X wrote:

"bro i wrote this song myself, co-directed the video, and had to step way out of my comfort zone for this moment to take place tonight! i hope you guys love it! F*CKK I CANT WAIT!!!"

For many viewers the music video was disturbing and unsettling. Many described the video as "demonic" and many prayed for Lil Nas X's soul.

Some fans compared a few of the scenes to singer FKA Twig's music video for her 2019 song "Cellophane."

One Twitter fan wrote: "Lil Nas X being unapologetically BLACK & GAY, giving queer kids someone to look up to AND pissing of homophobes in the process..."

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On a positive note, Nas X's biological father sent him a text praising his effort: "Very creative video. I got through it. Congratulations. Live life on your terms. Very PROUD of you."

In an open letter on Instagram to his 14-year-old self, Nas X wrote:

"I wrote a song with our name in it. It's about a guy I met last summer. i know we promised to never come out publicly, i know we promised to never be 'that' type of gay person, i know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist."

 

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Kelly Clarkson sang a soulful rendition of the Jackson 5 classic song "Who's Lovin' You" on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Fans were impressed by Kelly's vocal prowess on the song.

"She's so good I wanna cry," a user commented on the YouTube video.

"I just died. On the 1st note. Yassss Queen Kelly," another fan wrote.

Clarkson recently wowed viewers with her cover of Adele's 2016 song "Water Under the Bridge" on the show.

The J5 is credited with recording the most famous version of "Who's Lovin' You" in 1969. The song was issued as the b-side to the Jackson 5's first single, "I Want You Back", which went to #1 on both the pop and R&B charts.

"Who's Lovin' You" appeared on the Jackson 5's debut album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, but the song was never released as a standalone single.

The Jackson 5 group was founded by Joe Jackson in 1965 in Gary, Indiana, and comprised of his sons Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine. Younger brothers Marlon and Michael joined the group later.

"Who's Lovin' You" was originally written by William "Smokey" Robinson and recorded by The Miracles in 1960. You can hear the Miracles' original version below.
 

Kelly Clarkson - "Who's Lovin' You" (Jackson 5 Cover)

 

Jackson 5 Perform "Who's Lovin' You" Live on The Ed Sullivan Show

 

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Who's Lovin' You (Original)

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The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards was dubbed the "woke" Grammys and the "Pandemic Grammys" for its emphasis on politics, coronavirus vaccines, and social justice issues.

Anderson .Paak deservedly won the Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance for his critically acclaimed single "Lockdown".

The esteemed singer, songwriter and producer released his highly regarded single "Lockdown" earlier this year on Juneteenth via Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12Tone Music, LLC.

Inspiration for the song came from .Paak's participation in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest where peaceful protestors were being shot with rubber bullets by the police.

The song was accompanied by the Grammy-nominated video directed by Dave Meyers featuring Andra Day, Jay Rock, Syd, SiR, Dumbfoundead & Dominic Fike.

.Paak is now a 4-time Grammy winner. He won Best R&B Album for Ventura (2019) and Best R&B Performance for "Come Home" featuring rapper Andre 3000. He won his first Grammy in 2019 for Best Rap Performance for his song, "Bubblin'".
 

 

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Singer/songwriter H.E.R. (right) shared Song of the Year Grammy Awards for the song "I Can't Breathe" with Tiara Thomas (left), Jeff Robinson (center) and Dernst Emile II (not pictured).

"I Can't Breathe" was inspired by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis last year.

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Floyd (pictured) died on May 25, 2020 when ex-cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes as he pleaded for his life during an arrest for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill in a bodega.

Chauvin is currently on trial for murder in Minneapolis. Jury selection is still underway.

The city of Minneapolis settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Floyd's family for a record $27 million last week.

See the full coverage of the Grammy Awards here.
 

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Rap legend Nas won his first ever trophy for Best Rap Album at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, finally won a Grammy Award for his hard work and dedication to his craft. The 47-year-old rapper took home the Best Rap Album trophy for King's Disease, which dropped in 2020.

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Nas' rap career began in 1991, as a featured artist on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque". His debut album Illmatic (1994) is still considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. He was nominated for a Grammy 14 times.
 

 

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Beyonce made history as the winningest woman in Grammy history after she won the Best R&B Performance award for her much-criticized single "Black Parade."

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The "Crazy in Love" singer picked up four trophies, including Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for her "Savage" collaboration with fellow Texan Megan Thee Stallion, taking her career Grammy wins to 28.

Legendary music producer Jimmy Jam presented the award to Beyonce, stating, "History has just been made. Breaking the all-time record for the most Grammy wins ever by any female artist or any singer, male or female, the Grammy goes to Beyonce."

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The stunned star, pictured with Jay Z, took the mic and said, "As an artist, I believe it's my job - and all of our jobs - to reflect the times. It's been such a difficult time, so I wanted to uplift, encourage and celebrate all of the beautiful black queens and kings that continue to inspire me and inspire the whole world.

"This is so overwhelming. I've been working my whole life, since nine years old and I can't believe this happened. It's such a magical night."

Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, won her first Grammy award for her mother's single "Brown Skin Girl", which was named Best Music Video.
 

Kanye Omari West won his 22nd Grammy Award to tie with Beyonce's husband, Jay Z, for most Grammy Awards won by a rapper.

Kanye, 43, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for Jesus is King, which he released to much fanfare in 2019.

Kanye is just one win away from a setting a record for most Grammys won by a hip-hop artist. The father-of-four, who is in the midst of a divorce from Kim Kardashian, wasn't present to pick up his award.
 

The 2021 Grammy Awards was hosted by Trevor Noah, host of "The Daily Show," who was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 37-year-old TV personality said he hoped the Grammy Awards could signify "new beginnings" as he joked that the show "celebrated the music that got us through the last 10 years of coronavirus".

He also joked about coronavirus vaccines, saying, the music is "about bringing us all together as only music can. Well, I mean, music and vaccines."

In fact, the "Woke" Grammys was all about diversity, inclusion, coronavirus and vaccines. Celebrities preached about vaccines, social distancing and mask wearing -- although few stars wore masks onstage or behind the scenes.

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The 2021 Grammy Awards was marred by controversy, days before the show aired, as singers The Weeknd and Justin Bieber declined to attend for personal and political reasons.

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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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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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Keyshia Cole dropped a new single titled "I Don't Wanna Be in Love" after participating in a Verzuz lip-sync battle with R&B singer Ashanti.

The new track comes a week after the mom-of-two released a music video for her single "2:35."

"I Don't Wanna Be" tells the emotional story of a woman who doesn't want to be that girl who breaks up another woman's relationship.

"We both got a situation, hesitation
Whenever we hook up, it's all love
Never any expectations
I know you went much further
I met your girl, never wanna hurt her
Never wanna be that chick, but lately, this is really feeling like torture."

 

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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."