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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."

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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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Fans are becoming emotional over Lauryn Hill's verses on rapper Nas' 14th studio album, King's Disease II.

The follow-up to Nas's King's Disease, released on August 21, 2020, is being hailed as a return to real hip-hop.

The 47-year-old rapper's latest album also features collaborations with rappers YG and Eminem.

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But the track social media can't stop talking about is "Nobody" featuring Lauryn Hill.

Lauryn's verses are trending online for her critical take on the rise in social media and its influence on narcissistic tendencies.

    "Now let me give it to you balanced and with clarity
    I don't need to turn myself into a parody
    I don't do the sh*t you do for popularity
    They clearly didn't understand when I said I get out apparently
    My awareness like Keanu in The Matrix."

Lauryn, 46, also address longstanding complaints about her lateness at concerts.

    "I'm savin' souls and ya'll complainin' bout my lateness
    Now it's illegal for someone to walk in greatness
    They want the same but they don't take risks
    Now the world will get to see it's own reflection
    And the anointed can pursue their own direction."

 

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Acclaimed photographer Chi Modu, known for his famous hip-hop photos, has passed away at age 54.

Chi Modu is renowned for his photos documenting rap music's icons such as Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and others.

The sad announcement was made on his official Instagram page on Saturday: "Our hearts are broken... We continue the fight."

The post didn't share his cause of death or what they meant by "We continue the fight."

Nigerian-born and raised in New Jersey, Chi Modu's best known photographs include an iconic black-and-white image of a shirtless Tupac Shakur with his hands raised to his head while holding a lit cigarette.

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He also photographed Mobb Deep stars Prodigy and Havoc for the cover of their 1995 album, The Infamous.

As director of photography for rap magazine The Source, Chi shot more than 30 covers and numerous photo layouts.

His work also appeared in Rolling Stone magazine and The New York Times.

He published his book of never-before-seen photos, uncategorized, in 2016.

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Jay Z regrets recording one of his biggest hits, "Big Pimpin'" featuring UGK. The 51-year-old father-of-4 tells the Wall Street Journal he regrets his misogynistic lyrics on the track in 1999 -- before he was civilized and domesticated by Beyonce.

The track was produced by Timbaland and appeared on Jay Z's fourth studio album, Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter.

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The song was a huge hit for the Marcy Projects rapper, peaking at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topping the Rhythmic Top 40 chart. It also made Rolling Stone's 2010 list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" (No. 467).

The official music video garnered over 47 million views on YouTube.

However, Jay Z regrets spitting the "really harsh" lyrics on the track.

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"That's the exception. It was like... I can't believe I said that. And kept saying it? What type of animal would say this sort of thing? Reading it is really harsh," he said.

The following is Jay Z's verse on "Big Pimpin'", where he discusses his total lack of respect and disregard for Black women.

(Verse 1)

    You know I thug 'em, f**k 'em, love 'em, leave 'em
    ‘Cause I don't f**kin' need 'em
    Take 'em out the hood, keep 'em lookin' good
    But I don't fuckin' feed 'em

    First time they fuss I'm [leaving]
    Talkin' about, "What's the reason?"
    I'm a pimp in every sense of the word, bitch
    Better trust and believe 'em

    In the cut where I keep 'em
    'Til I need a nut, 'til I need to beat the guts
    Then it's "beep beep" and I'm pickin' them up
    Let 'em play with the d*ck in the truck

    Many chicks wanna put Jigga's fist in cuffs
    Divorce him and split his bucks
    Just because you got good head
    I'ma break bread, so you can be living it up?

    Sh*t, I parts with nothin'
    Y'all be frontin'
    Me give my heart to a woman?
    Not for nothin', never happen
    I'll be forever mackin'
    Heart cold as assassins,
    I got no passion,
    I got no patience,
    And I hate waitin'

    Ho, get your ass in and let's ride!
    Check em out now, ride!
    Ride!
    Check em out now, ride!

 

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Young Thug has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart with the follow-up to his Slime Language (2017) album.

Slime Language 2 debuted at No. 1 this week with 109,000 equivalent album units sold, according to Billboard.com.

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Though Young Thug is the only artist credited on the set, the album features his Young Stoner Life (YSL) labelmates, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert and others.

Gunna appears on seven of the album's tracks. The 27-year-old rapper grew up in the College Park area of Atlanta, where he was influenced musically by Future Hendrix.

Thugga and Gunna are unusually close and are the subjects of mean-spirited rumors about their relationship.

Although Thugga is known to wear feminine attire, he fathered six children by four different women, and was engaged to aspiring rapper Jerrika Karlae in 2015. They split in 2017.

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Jerrika (pictured 2nd from left) and Rayna Bass (center) joined Gunna (left) and Thug at their album release party in Atlanta on Monday.

Young Thug and Gunna teamed up to post bail for 30 inmates incarcerated at Atlanta's Fulton County Jail for various non-violent crimes.

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"We just woke up and went to the jail with the lawyer... and got as many people as we can out," Young Thug told Channel 2 Action News.

"This is where we are from...," Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, told WSB-TV2. "You never know what somebody's been through. There was people sitting out three or four years and couldn't get out on a bond."

"If they did the crime, then they can do the time, then it's all right. But it's like, you're giving them a bond higher than what they stole," added Young Thug, a 29-year-old Leo who was born Jeffrey Williams.

The freed inmates will reportedly appear in an upcoming music video.

The rappers insist they didn't bail out the inmates as a stunt to promote their new album. They say they plan to bail out other low-level offenders in the weeks and months to come.

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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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Meek Mill tucked his tail between his legs and apologized to Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, for disrespecting them both.

He offered his sincere apology in private on Tuesday morning, after furious Kobe fans dragged him all over social media for telling the grieving widow, "I'm going back savage in this s**t ... f#%k ya feelings!"

"I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public," Meek tweeted Tuesday. "Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman!"

The 33-year-old rapper begged fans to move on: "If you care about someone grieving change the subject!"

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Vanessa lashed out at Meek on Monday after he dropped Kobe's name in "extremely insensitive" lyrics in a leaked track, titled "Don't Worry (RIP Kobe)."

The lyrics pertained to the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 others in January 2020.

In the song, Meek says:

"This b**ch I'm f**king' always tell me that she love me. But she ain't ever showed me. Yeah, and if I ever lack, I'm goin' out with my chopper It be another Kobe."

A "chopper" is street slang for a fully automatic AK-47.

Vanessa, 38, called Meek out on social media and urged the 33-year-old rapper to "do better".

She wrote on her Instagram Story:

"Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period. I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this.

"If you are a fan, fine, there's a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact."

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Few people outside of tennis circles has ever heard of Naomi Osaka's boyfriend, rapper YBN Cordae. And most still haven't heard his music.

In fact, Naomi is tired of people asking her what he does for a living.

After Naomi defeated Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2021 Australian Open and clinch her 4th grand slam title, she took to Instagram to plug Cordae's music for tennis fans.

Naomi shared a video clip of herself wearing a Lakers jacket and holding her new trophy. A track can be heard playing over the video.

Cordae wrote in the comments, "That unreleased tho [sic]."

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During a recent interview with GQ magazine, Naomi revealed she hears Cordae's music before his fans.

She said she had to do a lot of begging before he would let her hear his music.

"I had to do a lot of pleases. 'Please, sir, can I just please listen to your song?' Eventually, he let me listen to his music, which I feel really grateful and honored about, to be honest. He's a perfectionist, and I think that's sort of what I am too. So maybe that's why we get along."

Cordae added, "She's musically inclined, though. She has a good ear. I don't really trust too many people's ear like that. You get what I'm saying? She has a widespread ear. And that's the way she thinks as well: worldwide."

Naomi and Cordae, both 23, started dating in 2019, months after she won her first grand slam title, defeating Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open Championship.

In a recent interview, Naomi said Cordae had never heard of her or her tennis achievements when they first met.