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Young Thug and Chris Brown dropped their new animated music video for "Say You Love Me", on Monday. The single is off their mixtape Slime & B, which dropped 5 months ago.

Both men have something in common: they fail miserably with the ladies. So they try their luck with two animated women in a different dimension. But the 2 cartoon cuties swerve them even in another dimension.

In real life, Thugger complained about the lack of intimacy in a post on his Instagram Story: "Ain't had no pu**y in so long man gotta be 'bout a month," he wrote.

It isn't clear if women are avoiding him because of his reputation, or if the Covid pandemic scared them off.

Atlanta is wide open, so it must be the former.

The video was directed by Dark Matter FX.
 

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Justin Bieber tapped Chance The Rapper for a feature on his gospel-themed track "Holy."

The music video features Justin as a down-on-his-luck oil refinery worker who is involved an interracial relationship. Actress Ryan Destiny plays his Black girlfriend.

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"I don't believe in nirvana, but the way that we love in the night gave me life, baby," Justin sings.

The NY Times calls the song "devotional R&B, blending themes of loyalty and faith with those of romantic commitment."
 

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Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album, Alicia, on Friday. The project, which was originally scheduled for release in March, is Alicia's first studio album since 2016.

The list of collaborations include heavy hitters Jill Scott, Miguel, Snoh Aalegra, and Khalid.

The first singles off the album, "Time Machine", "Perfect Way to Die" and the reggae-infused tracks "Underdog" and "Wasted Time," were warmly received by Alicia's fans.

The album's standout songs include the piano driven tracks "You Save Me" (ft. Snoh Aalegra), "Truth Without Love," and the melodic "Show Me Love" (ft. Miguel).

Track Listing

 1. "Truth Without Love"

 2. "Time Machine"

 3. "Authors Of Forever"

 4. "Wasted Energy"

 5. "Underdog"

 6. "3 Hour Drive" (ft. Sampha)

 7. "Me x 7" (ft. Tierra Whack)

 8. "Show Me Love" (ft. Miguel)

 9. "So Done" (ft. Khalid)

10. "Gramercy Park"

11. "Love Looks Better"

12. "You Save Me" (ft. Snoh Aalegra)

13. "Jill Scott" (ft. Jill Scott)

14. "Perfect Way to Die"

15. "Good Job"
 

 

 

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Black Twitter isn't feeling Jay Z's bars on Pharrell Williams' new track titled "Entrepreneur," set for release on Friday, Aug. 21.

The 50-year-old rapper teamed up with Pharrell, 47, for the new track, released in conjunction with the new TIME magazine issue "The New American Revolution" curated by Pharrell.

The issue celebrates the Black revolution in America. "I couldn't be more grateful to curate :The Next American Revolution" -- a special issue of @TIME Magazine that envisions a Black Future in an America where all people are actually created equal," Pharrell tweeted.

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Jay Z, left, is pictured in concert with his wife Beyonce, right, and Pharrell in South Africa in 2018.

In a snippet of the song on Apple Music, Jay Z urges supporting Black businesses and being Black business owners.

But he got off on the wrong foot by diminishing Black Twitter.

"Black Twitter, what's that? When Jack gets paid, do you? For every one Gucci, support two FUBU’s."
 

Black Twitter was quick to denounce Jay Z for being out of touch with the times.

One Twitter user wrote:

"Jay Z today: Why y'all on black twitter? And buying Gucci instead of supporting Fubu?

"Jay Z four months from now: I'm very pleased to announce I'm collaborating with Gucci on their black twitter line."

Others chime in, knocking Jay Z for being too preachy about buying Black when he supported white brands in his music for decades.

"jay z for 25 years: “gucci, louis v, richard mille, goyard, fendi, louboutin, cartier, mercedes, in the box seats with the mink on brushing shoulders with the owners”

jay z in 2020: "buy more fubu."

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Rapper Mulatto, aka Big Latto, first made a name for herself as a kiddie rapper selling her mixtapes out of the trunk of her mom's car.

After releasing a series of mixtapes and collaborating with other well-known rappers, she dropped out of Lovejoy High School in Clayton County, Ga. to pursue a recording career.

Mulatto is best known for winning the inaugural season of the Lifetime reality series The Rap Game. She signed to RCA Records after dropping her hit single "B*tch From Da Souf," which peaked at number 5 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

Mulatto was offered a recording contract from Jermaine Dupri on his So So Def Records imprint, but she turned it down to go independent.
 

The shapely rapper boasts a huge following on social media (4.3 million followers on IG alone).

Her debut album, Queen of Da Souf, is set to drop next week, Aug. 21. She will celebrate with a private album release party on Aug. 20 at Atlanta's #1 gentlemen's club. (Visit queenofdasouf.com to RSVP).
 

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Cardi B recruited up-and-coming rapper Megan Thee Stallion for her new track "WAP". Megan outshines Cardi on her own track (which isn't difficult to do).

The ladies exchange verses over a sample from Frank Ski's - "There's Some Whores in This House", as Cardi raps:

    Beat it up, nigga, catch a charge
    Extra large and extra hard
    Put this pu$$y right in your face
    Swipe your nose like a credit card

Cardi and Megan wear matching pastel colored lingerie while touring a Miami modern-style whore house featuring rooms with strippers, tigers, snakes, and raunchy X-rated art on the walls.

Oh, and Kylie Jenner makes a cameo appearance as one of the whores.

The song itself is typical Cardi B fare, bragging about her manufactured body and her skills in the bedroom wile struggling to ride the beat.

"I don't cook, I don't clean/But let me tell you, I got this ring," she raps.

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Like she did for Beyonce, Megan will take this track to the top of the charts. Ironically, Megan, who was allegedly shot twice by her boyfriend Tory Lanez, raps about controlling her man. ("You can't hurt my feelings, but I like pain").

    "Gobble me, swallow me, drip down the side of me
    Quick, jump out before you let it get inside of me
    I tell him where to put it, never tell him where I'm about to be
    I run down on him before I have a nigga runnin' me (Pow, pow, pow)."

 

Megan totally outclasses Cardi and exposes her lyrical weaknesses on this track. I give this song 2.5 roses for Megan's stellar efforts to salvage this trash.
 

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Megan Thee Stallion (left) limped into a studio to record a new track with Cardi B, weeks after she was shot in both feet, allegedly by rapper Tory Lanez.

Cardi B is hoping to replicate her collaboration success by teaming up with Megan on her latest track, titled "WAP."

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper has enjoyed modest success with tracks such as "Finesse" with Bruno Mars, "Motorsport" with Nicki Minaj and Migos, and "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5.

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The mom-of-one hopes to continue her hit streak by joining forces with Megan, who toppled her from her throne last year.

The pair announced the news on Instagram on Monday, revealing that the new song will be released on Friday, Aug. 7.

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Megan is one of hip-hop's hottest stars, easily surpassing Cardi in popularity. Most recently she teamed up with Beyonce on a chart-topping remix of her tune "Savage."

Cardi, 27, shared the cover art for the new tune on her social media page. The image shows her and Megan, 25, sporting matching updos and sticking their tongues out.

"WAP" marks Cardi's first song as a lead artist since she dropped her single "Press" more than a year ago.

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August Alsina is taking advantage of the buzz surrounding his past affair with Jada Pinkett Smith by dropping a new track, appropriately titled "Entanglements."

The R&B crooner recruited rapper Rick Ross to add his personal views about entanglements with married women.

The lovestruck singer proves he still hasn't gotten over Jada - even though she and her husband, Will Smith, have gotten over him and moved on.

"The definition of entanglement / It's?when?you're tangled in?the sheets / Girl I know?that we don't call it a relationship / But you're still f—in' with me," Alsina sings.

Alsina even taunts Will on the track, singing, "I'm on my way, yeah / I'ma pull up when he dip / He's always think me and you f—in' / If he see me, he gon' trip."

Will and Jada recently cleared the air about Jada's fling on her popular web series "Red Table Talk."

Will Smith denied giving Alsina permission to pursue his wife, and Jada claimed the affair happened during a "break" in her marriage.

"What August was actually trying to communicate — because I could actually see how he would perceive it as permission because we were separated amicably — I think he also wanted to make it clear that he's not a homewrecker, which he's not," Jada said.
 

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Kanye West released his much-anticipated single "Wash Us In the Blood" mixed by Dr. Dre and featuring Travis Scott off his upcoming 10th studio album God's Country.

The music video was also launched on YouTube on Tuesday. The video, which is directed by artist Arthur Jafa, contains a montage of viral video clips, some featuring Black Lives Matter protests.

Jafa also created the artwork for the album, which is available in a variety of different formats including a 12-inch picture disc, 7-inch red vinyl, red cassette, CD and a standalone digital single; all featuring artwork by Jafa.

Kanye West's 2019 album Jesus Is King debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, surpassing the Beatles and once again tying Eminem for the most consecutive #1 album debuts in chart history, with nine.

Jesus Is King also made history with #1 debuts on both the Rap Album and Gospel Album charts.

On the Jesus Is King album, New York Magazine wrote "There comes a time, when musicians devote themselves to big questions, where the biggest question of them all comes calling, the question of what, if anything, orders the universe... Jesus Is King is the man coming full circle."

On Kanye West, NBC News offered: "It is not hyperbole to call West a genius."

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Chance The Rapper compared Black men to white women, saying Black men are the oppressors of Black women in the community.

Last week, Chance defended Black female rapper Noname after conscious lyricist J. Cole appeared to take shots at her in his "Snow On Da Bluff" track (listen below).

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J. Cole rapped:

    My IQ is average, there’s a young lady out there she way smarter than me
    I scrolled through her timeline in these wild times and I started to read
    She mad at these crackers, she mad at these capitalists, mad at these murder police,
    She mad at my niggas, she mad at our ignorance, she wear her heart on her sleeve

    She mad at the celebrities, low key I be thinkin' she talking bout me
    Now I ain't no dummy to think I'm above criticism
    So when I see something that's valid I listen
    But Shit, it's something about the queen tone that's bothering me

 

"Yet another L for men masking patriarchy and gaslighting as constructive criticism," the Chicago rapper tweeted on Monday.

Chance was dragged Sunday on Twitter for retweeting a post calling out Black men for being the "oppressors" of the Black community.

"Black men may be victimized by racism, but sexism allows them to act as exploiters and oppressors of women."

167 people were wounded and 29 people killed, including 4 children, in weekend shootings in Chance's native Chicago over a 7-day period.
 

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Kanye West confirmed a new follow-up to his critically acclaimed album "Jesus is King" with Dr. Dre is coming soon.

The news came in the form of a tweet in which Kanye announced his 10-year partnership with GAP clothing.

Kanye listed all the projects he has upcoming, including the GAP deal, a highly anticipated sequel to Ye's 2019 album, Jesus Is King, in collaboration with super producer Dr. Dre, and an animated cartoon series.

Kanye also confirmed his film Jesus Is King, released in IMAX theaters last October, will be released on Apple Music soon.

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If that's not enough, Kanye also has an animated Kids See Ghosts series with rapper Kid Cudi, who shared a teaser trailer for the series, directed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

Additionally, Kanye teamed up with cinematographer Arthur Jafa for the music video for a song titled "Wash Us in the Blood."

 

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Usher has urged men not to be afraid to show their emotions in his powerful new song "I CRY".

"I can't keep it together. I usually don't show my emotions," he sings in the song that he says is inspired by his two sons, Usher Raymond V, 12, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 11.

The 41-year-old singer shares custody of his sons 50/50 with ex-wife Tameka Foster. He admitted he wants to set an example for his boys that there's no shame in a man crying.

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"This song was inspired by wanting to teach my sons that it is ok for a man to feel emotions deeply and to cry. Like many men, I was raised to believe that we have to be ‘tough’ and not show our vulnerability, which I don’t want to teach them," he wrote in a statement on Twitter.

Usher added that the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests around the world also motivated him to drop the inspirational tune.

"While I was shut in during the pandemic and watching the death of George Floyd, the ongoing slaughter of Black men and women, the protests and the events that unfolded, I became very connected to the wider universal feeling of hopelessness," he explained.

"Like many, I grew increasingly frustrated by how slow things have been to change. I became very depressed thinking about all (the) sons who have lost their fathers to police brutality, social injustice and violence; the daughters and mothers too. So I returned to this song and realized it was intended for this time, so I finished it and here it is."
 

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Charlie Wilson is back with a new R&B/hip-hop scorcher, titled "One I Got."

The mid-tempo track samples The Four Tops' hit song, "Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got" (I'll post the original below for you young'ns).

In Wilson's music video, the lovestruck sugar daddy treats his lady to luxury gifts and flowers to prove she's the only woman in his life.

Before you start complaining about the age difference between Charlie, 67, and his lover, men are naturally attracted to women of child-bearing age. That doesn't mean beautiful women of a certain age can't pull a great catch like Charlie Wilson.

The R&B crooner is still married to his wife of 25 years, Mahin Tat.
 

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The Four Tops - Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got
 

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CeeLo Green releases his new album, CeeLo Green is… Thomas Callaway, featuring singles "Lead Me", "Doing It All Together" and "People Watching". This is the Grammy Award Winning artist's first album in five years, and as critics are saying, "Green's boom of a voice has been unearthed in a different way than fans… are used to hearing.”

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LISTEN to CeeLo Green is… Thomas Callaway HERE:
 
CeeLo Green, real name Thomas Callaway, collaborated with Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, who is the producer and creative director of this new album. It all came together when Dan invited CeeLo to Nashville for some songwriting sessions and after penning almost 30 songs together (with no intention of creating an album), Dan said that CeeLo's voice would be great on some of the tracks.

They went into his studio with a live band of legendary 60s & 70s musicians and in one take, they recorded the album that you hear today. This is the first time that CeeLo has recorded in-studio with a live band behind him and it really gives it that vintage sound and feel.

The live band, which Auerbach curated, included Nashville musicians such as Bobby Wood (who has backed greats like ELVIS), Dave Roe (bass player for Johnny Cash), Gene Crisman (famous drummer who played with Elvis, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield), Russ Pahl (electric guitarist who plays for Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift), among others.

Track Listing for CeeLo Green is… Thomas Callaway:

    For You
    Lead Me
    Little Mama
    Don’t Lie
    I Wonder How Love…
    People Watching
    You Gotta Do It All
    Doing It All Together
    Slow Down
    Down With The Sun
    Thinking Out Loud
    The Way

 

 

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Beyonce's new track, "Black Parade," commemorating the Juneteenth holiday, is officially a flop.

To accompany the song, the manipulative singer listed a directory of Black businesses (mostly young Black artisans) on her personal website. She called the business directory "Parade Route."

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The track, which dropped on Friday night, managed to garner only 1.8 million views and over 6,000 dislikes on Beyonce's YouTube channel as of Sunday afternoon.

Beyonce's team keeps deleting the video when it racks up dislikes and tons of negative comments. The video now has just over 280K views and 552 dislikes.

A YouTube viewer commented: "the song is just okay... its actually one of the worse songs she's done... again the black directory makes it worth it but I'm not gonna praise the song... sorry."

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Your auntie knew that if I was patient long enough, Beyonce would one day be irrelevant in my lifetime. Call me petty but I'm enjoying watching her downfall.

It's a bittersweet moment for your auntie. Some of my regular roses know about the fake restraining order, the lies, the police report, the death threats, the online harassment, the blacklisting, etc.

The internet has managed to do what your auntie failed to do: clip the queen bee's wings and bring her back down to earth.

Beyonce is finally irrelevant.