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Joyner Lucas dropped a music video for his single "Your Heart", featuring rapper J. Cole, on Friday.

In the music video, which Joyner Lucas directed, the cheating rapper stands idly by while his vindictive ex-girlfriend breaks up all the expensive things he bought her.

The video opens with the ex-girlfriend cutting up his sneaker collection and pouring bleach on his clothes. Then she moves to the living room where she pours wine on his luxurious sofa, knifes the cushions, smashes his dining room table, and swings a bat at his computer monitor.

Through the destruction, Joyner raps:

    "I broke your heart, huh?"
    You knew I was a f--k nigga from the start, huh?
    You should've listened when they said I was a dog, huh?
    You should've listened to your head when you had thoughts, huh?"

In another scene, Joyner and J. Cole watch as the vengeful ex romps in the sack with another man.

J. Cole scolds Joyner:

    "You run your b-tch through the mud, you deserve that
    So you can feel it for yourself where it hurt at
    What goes around comes around, I know you heard that
    While you was creepin', tell me, did it not occur that
    There's niggas slidin' in the DMs every AM, every PM
    Used to be like automatic, she would curve that."

 

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Motown Records and NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again announce Never Broke Again global joint venture.

Motown Records, home to some of today's most impactful cultural hitmakers, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, one of today's most prominent rappers/songwriters in the world, announced a global joint venture with his Never Broken Again, LLC record label.

According to a press release, the first project from the new venture is set to release in October, with the first single dropping in September.

The compilation also features P Yungin, Meechy Baby, Quando Rondo, No Cap, Rjae and Rojay later this year.

The new deal continues Motown's rich legacy of entrepreneurial partnerships by combining the label's global leadership with the artistic and creative vision of YoungBoy and Never Broke Again, LLC. YoungBoy and Kyle "Montana" Clairborne will continue to lead Never Broke Again, LLC, a label committed to signing and developing new artists and providing them with a platform to achieve success.

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In making this announcement, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chairman and CEO of Motown Records said:

"I'm excited to work with Never Broke Again, a homegrown brand that has created an incredibly authentic and credible movement that represents the next generation in Louisiana's legacy of ground-breaking hip-hop labels. I look forward to working with YoungBoy and Montana to continue to grow their vision and reach their fans around the world."

NBA YoungBoy said:

"I felt like I had a responsibility to my artists to make sure to find the right partner for my label. I'm looking forward working with Ethiopia, Kenoe and Motown Records."

Montana said in a statement:

"Motown has been an inspiration for generations - a place that helps develop artists, songwriters and business executives and I'm thankful to Ethiopia, Kenoe and the team for making Never Broke Again part of the Motown family."

Kenoe Jordan, Vice President A&R, Motown said:

"I've known and admired YoungBoy for years. Growing up in the same city we have a great understanding of one another and this partnership was always something that I wanted to bring to Motown. YoungBoy is an incredible visionary whose confidence in his artistry is only outdone by his dedication and work ethic. I'm excited to welcome them into Motown and help bring the Never Broke Again label and brand to the next level."

Beyonce's new track "Be Alive" will close out Will Smith's new biopic, King Richard.

The song will play during the end credits for the film, in which Smith plays tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams' father.

"Be Alive" was co-written by the "Run the World" singer and DIXSON specifically for the film.
 
READ ALSO: HBO Max releases trailer for ‘King Richard’ starring Will Smith
 
King Richard premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado over the weekend. It will hit cinemas and HBO Max on November 19.

"Be Alive" is reportedly the title track off Beyonce's 7th studio album, set for release sometime during the first quarter of 2022.

While the pop singer is yet to confirm an official release date for her new album, she has said "I've been in the studio for a year and a half."

The mother-of-three celebrated her 40th birthday on Sept. 4, and is officially middle-aged.

Beyonce rose to prominence in the 1980s as an original member of R&B quartet Destiny's Child, consisting of her rumored half-sister Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett.

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Drake released the first visual off Certified Lover Boy for his track "Way 2 Sexy" featuring Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Future Hendrix.

In the video, directed by Dave Meyers, Drake portrays a plethora of "sexy" characters such as action hero Drambo (pictured above), a swashbuckler, a cologne spokesman, and a workout instructor.

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Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard makes a cameo appearance in one scene with Drake, Thugga and Future wearing all white suits.

Drake released his 6th studio album, Certified Lover Boy, via OVO Sound/Republic Records on Friday, Sept. 3.

Fans immediately took to social media to share their reviews. The album drew comparisons to Kanye West's oft-delayed DONDA album, which dropped Sunday.

Check out the music video below.

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As promised, Drake delivered his new album, Certified Lover Boy, without much fanfare or bizarre stunts.

The 34-year-old rapper dropped his first full length release since Scorpion in 2018 - on Friday - almost a year late due to the pandemic.

Standout collabs on the album include rappers Jay Z and mumble rapper Travis Scott.

CLB also includes features with Giveon, Lil Durk, Kid Cudi, Future, Yebba, Young Thug, Lil Baby and 21 Savage.

On "Fair Trade," Drake and Travis seek loyalty from women in their lives and they don't mind losing friends to achieve loyalty.

    "I don't know who love me, but I know that it ain't everybody
    I can never love her, she a busy body
    Baby, if you want me, can't be turnin' up with everybody, nah

    Can't be f*ckin' on just anybody, yeah
    I got feelings for you, that's the thing about it, yeah
    You know that it's somethin' when I sing about it, yeah."

In a post on his Instagram Stories, the rapper described his sixth album as, "A combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking." He also dedicated the album to late Instagram models Nadia Ntuli and Mercedes Morr who both died this year.

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Ahead of the release of the record, Drake's mom Sandi Graham sent him sweet and encouraging notes.

Her message on Tuesday, Aug, 31, reads:

"To: Lover Boy Three days more we're counting down, for us to hear the best. Everyone's excited, cause you're nothing like the rest. Three more days my pookaroo I couldn't be more proud of you! Loving mom."

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DJ Envy and Charlamagne trashed Kanye West's DONDA album during Monday's "Rumor Report" on "The Breakfast Club" radio show.

During the segment, Charlamagne called the 27-track album "lackluster," "exhausting," and "dated."

"I listened to it yesterday. I don't know if it's lackluster or too long, maybe both. Upon first listen, for me, it was kind of lackluster and long. An hour and 48 minutes is nuts. Even without all the part twos on there, it's just still too long and it gets exhausting. And the music, to me, sounds kind of dated."

DJ Envy went further, admonishing Kanye's "clown" behavior and criticizing the entire DONDA album rollout as "a circus."

Envy also chastised Kanye's handlers, particularly his groupie manager, Bu Thiam, and rapper Pusha T for not holding Kanye accountable for his behavior.

"Kanye is a clown," DJ Envy said.

"He is a clown and a circus. He is a clown and circus, and I'm ashamed of the people around him -- Bu, Free, Pusha, Monopoly... he is a clown. And if you don't get your guy together -- like Charlamagne said seven years ago, when he came up here and said, 'The people around you don't love you.' And Kanye, the people around you don't love you. You are a clown."

Watch the video segment below.
 

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Kanye West's new album, DONDA, has shot to the top of the Apple Music charts in 130 countries, becoming the platform's biggest debut ever.

The much-delayed project dropped unexpectedly on Sunday morning, despite Kanye's attempts to stall the release while he waited for clearance to feature DaBaby's verse on "Jail."

Instead of DaBaby's verse on the track, Jay-Z's verse remained.

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In a series of social media messages overnight, Kanye's manager, Bu Thiam, blamed DaBaby's management for the hold-up.

He explained DaBaby's manager hadn't signed the necessary paperwork to clear his verse.

"We won't be able to Upload unless we take him off," Bu claimed.

However, DaBaby's management denied Bu's allegations.

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Kanye responded by insisting he was "not taking my brother off", adding: "So the album is not coming out... God gotta bigger plans."

Kanye took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to vent his frustrations about the release, and made it clear he wanted to wait for clearance from DaBaby's management.

"Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked 'Jail 2' from being on the album," he wrote.

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Despite the hysterics, Ye's 10th studio album - faturing 27 tracks - is a huge hit for Apple Music.

DONDA, named after the rapper's late mother, was initially set for release last month, following the first of three listening parties in Atlanta, Georgia.

Meanwhile, Kanye's arch nemesis, fellow rapper Drake announced his new release, Certified Lover Boy, is set to drop on Friday, Sept 3.

Listen to DONDA here.

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Lizzo insists Cardi B has "changed the game forever" for female artists in hip-hop.

The 33-year-old singer teamed-up with the "Bodak Yellow" rapper to record "Rumors" together.

Lizzo raps: "If you thought that I was ratched with my a** hanging out, just wait until the summer when they let me out the house B*TCH!"

Asked what she loves about working with Cardi, Lizzo explained: "Cardi B is the ultimate. She, to me, has always done it right.

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"Everything that she said, every way that she's reacted because you know why? It's because she was true to herself the whole time. She's a ground breaker. You can't deny her ability. She's a superstar.

"She has changed the game forever for a lot of us, a lot of women. I don't even think she realizes she's doing it because it's just like, I'm trying to just be successful. I'm trying to get this money. I want to live a happy life. She just follows her heart. That's what I love about her."

Lizzo says she was determined to work with Cardi, 28, as soon as the possibility arose.

She told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1:

"There was no one else for it. There was literally no one else. From the day the ink dried on her Atlantic contract, I said, 'Please get me on a song with Cardi B.' She's just funny. I like funny people and she can rap. You know what I'm saying?"

Lizzo also feels that working with Cardi makes her more "cool".

"I was a nerd. All the people back home in the SWAT and A Leaf who are going to see this music video, I'm in a music video with Cardi B. And I was walking through the hallways with sweaty hair, reading fantasy novels. A nerd, a geek, a band nerd. And I cried because I was like, what a full circle moment. I made it. I always wanted to be cool. You know what I'm saying?"

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Lizzo shared a snippet of her new track "Rumors," featuring Cardi B over the weekend.

After teasing the new track on TikTok over the weekend, the "Good as Hell" singer took to Instagram on Monday to share a FaceTime Call in which the "Bodak Yellow" star confirmed she hopped on the new song.

Lizzo greets Cardi with "Good morning motherf**ker" in the FaceTime clip. "That's who it's featuring y'all, period," she said, before revealing her sleepy-looking pal with the joke: "It's Harry Styles!"

Lizzo first hinted at the track last week with an Instagram post proclaiming, "NEW ERA B**CH. 'RUMORS'. 8/13".

The "Juice" rapper captioned the video, "GUESS WHOS HOPPIN ON 'RUMORS' W/ ME?!?".

The upcoming song is the Grammy winner's first single since her 2019 album, Cuz I Love You.

"Rumors" is due to premiere on Friday, Aug. 13.

Cardi is guesting on a number of tracks in 2021. She's since featured on DJ Khaled's "Big Paper", Migos' "Type S**t," and Normani's "Wild Side."

The pregnant rapper canceled all upcoming concert gigs after she made two unscheduled trips to an emergency room in Atlanta last month.
 

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On Wednesday, July 28, Lil Baby + Kirk Franklin unveiled the official music video to their #1 hit "We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)" from Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack.

The music video (directed by Cam Robert) showcases scenes from Space Jam: A New Legacy. Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin join gospel singers who performed on the record.

"We Win" topped Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart, dated June 5.

The single, released on May 21, marks the first gospel song for the trap rapper, and Franklin's eighth chart topper.

"I'm humbled," 51-year-old Kirk Franklin told Billboard magazine.

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"We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)" has garnered over 10 million streams and counting. The two recently performed the track for the first time at the BET Awards where they opened up the show with a full choir. See the full BET Awards performance here.

Watch the official music video below.
 

Updated post originally published on June 3, 2021