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Beyoncé Releases ‘Lemonade’ Album + “Sorry” Demo on All Streaming Platforms

Shortly after the release of her Homecoming Netflix film and accompanying live album, it was reported that Beyoncé’s Lemonade would be available on Apple Music and Spotify for the first-time. Originally a TIDAL exclusive when it released back in April 2016, the album is now out on both streaming platforms on its three-year anniversary. As was the case with her Homecoming live album earlier this month, Queen Bey has included a few special additions. Along with a choreography version of her “Fo...
Tags: Beyonce, Albums, Sorry, Jazz, Music News, Lemonade, New Music, Bey


Styles P Announces ‘S.P. The GOAT: Ghost of All Time’ Project, Drops “Change”

Styles P kept busy last year by releasing four projects (Dime Bag, Beloved with Dave East, G-Host, Nickel Bag), mentoring artists under D-Block’s label, and run various businesses including his popular Juices For Life franchise. The veteran MC is riding off that success into 2019, announcing his new project S.P. The GOAT: Ghost of All Time. The 12-track LP drops on May 3, featuring appearances by Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Lil’ Fame of M.O.P. and more. Fans can pre-order it on iTunes now and stre...
Tags: Dave, Jazz, Music News, New Music, Styles P, East G Host Nickel Bag, Jadakiss Sheek Louch Lil Fame


ScHoolboy Q Taps Kid Cudi, 21 Savage, YG, Ty Dolla Sign & 6LACK For ‘CrasH Talk’ (Track List)

ScHoolboy Q’s fifth studio album, CrasH Talk, drops everywhere next week on April 26. The follow-up to 2016’s Blank Face LP is lead by the singles “Numb Numb Juice” and the Travis Scott-featured “CHopstix.” With a little over a week to go until its release, the TDE MC unveils the album cover and track list. Executive produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the 14-track LP features guest appearances by Kid Cudi, YG, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, 6LACK, and Lil’ Baby. Fans can pre-order the album n...
Tags: Jazz, Music News, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Hussle, Anthony Top Dawg Tiffith, Blank Face LP, ScHoolboy Q Taps Kid Cudi, Savage YG Ty Dolla Sign, Kid Cudi YG 21 Savage Ty Dolla


Kodak Black Arrested at U.S. Border on Drug & Weapon Charges

Kodak Black was set to perform at The House of Blues in Boston Wednesday night (Apr. 17), but never showed up. The concert was mysteriously canceled just moments before showtime leaving many fans angry. At the time, members of Kodak’s team apparently couldn’t get in contact with him and his whereabouts were unknown. The Florida rapper has now been found, and in trouble with the law. Continue after the jump…. TMZ reports Kodak was arrested on weapons and drugs charges at the U.S. Border on...
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BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019 gets even bigger

BBC Radio 1 has announced that an extra night has been added to the Big Weekend 2019 in Middlesbrough. The new Friday night event will feature Mark Ronson, MK and Purple Disco Machine, whilst Wilkinson, Sub Focus and Dimension forming a super group for one night only. The addition to the weekend schedule will see artists play live sets to an audience of 6,000 fans at Stewart Park on Friday 24th May. They will be joining the likes of Miley Cyrus, Stormzy, The 1975 and Little Mix who will be en...
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ScHoolboy Q Announces New Album Title & Release Date

ScHoolboy Q took to his social media platforms on Monday (Apr. 15) to announce his new album, CrasH Talk. The TDE MC’s fifth studio album and first since 2016’s Blank Face LP arrives next week on April 26. The L.A. lyricist has released the singles “Numb Numb Juice” and the Travis Scott-featured “CHopstix” to this point. Watch the announcement in a trailer below, which also previews an untitled new song expected to appear on the project. Continue after the jump…. NEW ALBUM "CrasH Talk"...
Tags: Jazz, Music News, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Hussle, Blank Face LP


JAY-Z Announces ‘B-Sides 2’ Concert

Iconic New York City music venue Webster Hall closed in 2017 for renovations. The Manhattan concert and event space is re-opening with a bang later this month, as JAY-Z announces his ‘B-Sides 2’ concert. The show will take place on Friday, April 22, where the artist/mogul performs underground, deep cuts from his extensive discography. The first ‘B-Sides’ show took place in May 2015 at Terminal 5 in NYC, where the Roc Nation MC was joined by guests Jay Electronica, Jeezy and State Property. Ha...
Tags: NYC, New York City, Jay-z, Manhattan, Jazz, Music News, Webster Hall, Roc Nation MC, Jay Electronica Jeezy, State Property Hardcore


Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

Khalid lands his first-ever No. 1 album. The El Paso singer’s Free Spirit, takes the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. Khalid’s sophomore album moved 202,000 equivalent album units opening week according to Nielsen Music (85,000 in traditional album sales), becoming the fourth-largest week of 2019 for an album. Only Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next (360,000), Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (313,000) and Backstreet Boys’ DNA (234,000) had bigger weeks ...
Tags: Jazz, Music News, Khalid, Nielsen Music, Billie Eilish, Khalid Feat Megan Thee Stallion Yo Gotti


Los Angeles Intersection to be Renamed After Nipsey Hussle

As if his impact isn’t already felt in his neighborhood, Nipsey Hussle’s name will forever live on in Los Angeles. Yesterday, South Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be renamed Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square, in honor of the late rapper and entrepreneur. Read more after the jump… A petition to rename the intersection circulated shortly after Nipsey’s passing last month (Mar. 31) an...
Tags: Los Angeles, Jazz, West Coast, Council, Music News, Nipsey Hussle, Hussle, Marqueece Harris Dawson, Lakers Clippers, Good For Hip Hop, Life Beyond Rap, Good For Humanity, Nipsey, Crenshaw Boulevard, Harris Dawson, West Slauson Avenue


Lil’ Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Rises to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Lil’ Nas X’s viral smash “Old Town Road” rises from No. 15 to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. The Atlanta rapper’s debut hit, released back in December, lands at No. 1 after being on the Hot 100 chart for only six weeks. The news comes right before Lil’ Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill, celebrates his 20th birthday on Tuesday (Apr. 8). Dethroning Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings,” “Old Town Road” is expected to stay on top of the charts after an official remix featuring Bill...
Tags: Atlanta, Jazz, Music News, Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road, Lil Nas X, Montero Lamar Hill


Nipsey Hussle’s ‘Victory Lap’ Album Rises to No. 2 on Billboard

One week ago today (Apr. 7), the music industry was devastated with the news of Nipsey Hussle’s murder outside of his clothing store The Marathon in Los Angeles. As the entertainment world continues to mourn, fans are showing their support as the rapper’s Victory Lap debut album rises to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. Originally released in 2018, the album moved 66,000 equivalent album units last week following the late 33-year-old’s passing. It surpasses its original peak ...
Tags: Eric Holder, Los Angeles, Jazz, Music News, Nipsey Hussle, Lauren London, Nipsey, Roddy Ricch Hit Boy, Hussle Lauren London, GQ Nipsey Hussle Feat


Nipsey Hussle’s Philanthropy to Be Added to the Congressional Record

In the wake of his tragic death on Sunday (Mar. 31), tributes have been pouring in far and wide for Nipsey Hussle — from fellow artists, celebrities, athletes and politicians to residents of his beloved neighborhood. Nipsey was loved and respected across the board, not just for his motivational music (including last year’s GRAMMY-nominated Victory Lap), but for the very important work he did to uplift and inspire his local community. Read more after the jump… In tribute to his philanthrop...
Tags: United States, Jazz, Silicon Valley, Music News, Nipsey Hussle, Hussle, L A Times, South Los Angeles, CRENSHAW, Slauson Avenue, Congressional Record, Good For Hip Hop, Good For Humanity, Nipsey, Karen Bass, House Floor


Meek Mill Introduces Pennsylvania Probation and Parole Reform Bill

Meek Mill is one step closer to securing the criminal justice reform he’s been fighting for. Yesterday, Meek appeared outside the Philadelphia Municipal Services Building to unveil new legislation aimed at reforming Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system. Read more after the jump… According to NBC Philadelphia, the proposed bill would prevent the courts from sentencing a person to consecutive probation sentences; prevent the courts from extending probation or parole due to nonpayment ...
Tags: Amazon, Nbc, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Philadelphia, Bill, Music News, Meek Mill, Philly, Meek, Van Jones, Michael Rubin, Good For Hip Hop, Life Beyond Rap, Jordan Harris, Good For Humanity


Mos Def is Releasing a New Album Called ‘Negus’ (But You Can’t Buy or Stream It)

Remember when Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) announced that he was sitting on two albums, including one with Mannie Fresh? Well, he’s finally releasing the solo joint, titled Negus. Sort of. Read more after the jump… Taking a page out of Wu-Tang Clan’s book, the Brooklyn rapper is set to debut the new album at various “sound installations” around the world, with the music taking on a new form in each city. Dates and locations have yet to be announced. The main difference between this and Wu’s m...
Tags: London, Brooklyn, Jazz, Wu Tang Clan, Mos Def, Polaroid, Talib Kweli, Music News, Yondr, Black Star, Yasiin Bey, Bey, Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def, Wu, Mannie Fresh, Negus


NAV’s ‘Bad Habits’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

After a brief ‘retirement’ NAV returned with his sophomore album Bad Habits earlier this month. Executive produced by The Weeknd, the fans came out and supported the project as it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. NAV’s first chart-topping project moved 82,000 equivalent album units (24,000 were in traditional album sales) opening week, according to Nielsen Music. The Toronto star’s new effort is the fourth No. 1 album produced by his label XO, following The Weeknd’...
Tags: Toronto, Jazz, Music News, Durk, NAV, Gunna Continue


Ciara Announces ‘Beauty Marks’ Album, Releases Track List & “Thinkin Bout You” Single

Ciara has announced her new album, Beauty Marks. The follow-up to 2015’s Jackie will be the R&B singer’s first under her newly launched label Beauty Marks Entertainment. Dropping on May 10, the 11-track LP includes the singles “Level Up,” “Dose,” “Freak Me” and “Greatest Love.” Kelly Rowland, Macklemore and Tekno all make guest appearances on the album. Along with unveiling the album cover and track list, CiCi releases her new single “Thinkin Bout You.” See the track list and stream the song ...
Tags: Jazz, Jackie, Music News, Ciara, New Music, Tekno, Kelly Rowland Macklemore, Gang Feat Kelly Rowland


Mannie Fresh Confirms ‘The Fresh Files’ Album with Lil Wayne

Despite featuring two of his beats, it’s fair to say that Tha Carter V could’ve used more Mannie Fresh. Thankfully, the old Cash Money cohorts have got something up their sleeves. Read more after the jump… In a new interview with XXL, Mannie revealed that he and Wayne have a joint project on the way called The Fresh Files. “I feel like it’s the Wayne that people that want to hear,” he said of the project, which will include the original (and more musical) version of their Carter V collabo...
Tags: Interviews, Jazz, Lil Wayne, Music News, Wayne, Mannie Fresh, Good For Hip Hop, Mannie, Tha Carter


Phonte Announces New EP ‘Pacific Time’

Phonte may have called his last album No News Is Good News, but he’s got some excellent news for us today: he’s releasing a new EP called Pacific Time at midnight tonight (Eastern time, presumably). Read more after the jump… Tigallo shared the news on social media this afternoon, along the with the project’s accompanying artwork. No details on the tracklist, production credits or possible features, but thankfully we don’t have long to wait to find out for ourselves. Pacific Time serves as...
Tags: Jazz, Music News, Pacific Time, Phonte, Kanye West Drake, Eric Roberson, Phonte Coleman


JAY-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ to be Archived in the Library of Congress

Already widely regarded as his best work, the legend of JAY-Z’s The Blueprint continues to grow. Today the National Recording Registry announced that Hov’s 2001 LP is being archived in the Library of Congress alongside other iconic records including Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly, Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam,” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.” Read more after the jump… Started in 2002, the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry aims to catalog sound recordings that are “cu...
Tags: Congress, Jay-z, United States, Jazz, Library Of Congress, De La Soul, Nina Simone, Music News, Woodstock, Curtis Mayfield, Good For Hip Hop, The Blueprint, National Recording Registry, Congress National Recording Registry


Logic Announces ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ Album

Logic started the new year off by releasing the song, “Keanu Reeves.” At the time, fans wondered if the record was a one-off or part of an upcoming project. That question appears to be answered as the Maryland MC announced a new album entitled Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind. In a four-minute video posted to Twitter, Logic is seen rapping a song. As he gets deeper into the rhymes, Logic eventually gets covered in blood. The album will serve as a follow-up to last year’s YSIV. See the announce...
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Juice WRLD’s ‘Death Race for Love’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

Juice WRLD lands his first chart-topping album. The Chicago artist’s Death Race for Love sophomore effort debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week. The follow-up to 2018’s Goodbye & Good Riddance moved 165,000 equivalent album units opening week (43,000 were in traditional album sales), according to Nielsen Music. Death Race earns the overall biggest sales and streaming week for a R&B/hip-hop album so far this year. Of its 165,000 equivalent album units, 120,000 were attributed t...
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Music News, Juice WRLD, Nielsen Music Death Race


Timbaland’s Mosely Music Group Signs Joint Venture with Def Jam

With this year marking their 35th anniversary, Def Jam are plotting a return to the top of the hip-hop totem pole. The label recently released Undisputed, a compilation album — and accompanying documentary series — showcasing their batch of newly-signed rappers and R&B singers. And just today they put out the LIL BIG MAN EP from another of their new artists, West Coast MC Maxo. Read more after the jump… In their latest play, Def Jam have joined forces with Timbaland. According to Variety,...
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Zayn Malik, Timbaland, West Coast, Music News, Def Jam, Paul Rosenberg, Swizz Beatz Timbaland Beat Battle, Mosely Music Group, Cosha TG, Timbo s Mosely Music Group, Def Jam Mosely Music Group


Anderson .Paak Drops New Single “King James,” Reveals ‘Ventura’ Tracklisting

Despite only dropping his major label debut Oxnard in November, Anderson .Paak is currently readying the release of a new album called Ventura on April 12. Today, the Aftermath polymath debuts the LP’s funky, feel-good first single “King James.” Read more after the jump… .Paak has also shared the artwork and tracklisting for Ventura, which clocks in at 11 songs and features appearances from André 3000, Nate Dogg (RIP), Smokey Robinson, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway and Son...
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The Roots to Perform ‘Things Fall Apart’ in Full at Roots Picnic 2019

Things Fall Apart, the Grammy-nominated, Platinum-certified album that turned The Roots into a household name, turned 20 last month (this oral history by Questlove is a must-read). To celebrate, they’re performing the LP in its entirety at this year’s Roots Picnic. Read more after the jump… Questlove said the performance will include “special guests.” Given that Mos Def is already on the lineup as part of Black Thought and J. Period’s Live Mixtape showcase, while the Soulquarians — the ne...
Tags: Jazz, Erykah Badu, Philadelphia, Npr, Music News, The Roots, Fairmount Park, Raphael Saadiq, Roots Picnic, Rich Medina, Things Fall Apart, Savage H E R Lil Baby, Ari Lennox Blueface Davido, Clark Kent Stretch Armstrong D Nice, The Mann


A New D’Angelo Documentary is Premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

If, like me, any tiny bit of D’Angelo news stops you in your tracks, you’ll be pleased to know that a new documentary has been made about the Virginia-born virtuoso. Read more after the jump… Titled Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo, the film provides a behind-the-scenes look at D’Angelo’s life in the build up to his 2015 Second Coming tour, which came in support of his long-awaited comeback album Black Messiah. The documentary was directed by award-winning Dutch filmmaker and photographer Carine Bij...
Tags: Movies, Virginia, Documentaries, Jazz, D'angelo, Music News, Devil, Angelo, Carine Bijlsma


Rick Ross is Releasing a Memoir

After more than two decades of writing rhymes, Rick Ross is penning a memoir. The book is called Hurricanes, which he says is a symbol of “surviving the storms of life” (and, of course, a nod to his native Florida’s notorious weather). Read more after the jump… Co-authored by Neil Martinez-Belkin, the man behind Gucci Mane’s 2017 autobiography, Hurricanes will cover Rozay’s upbringing in Carol City, his transformation from drug dealer to rap mogul, and his various legal and health issues....
Tags: Florida, Jazz, Rick Ross, Music News, Ross, Gucci Mane, Carol City, Rozay, Hanover Square, Neil Martinez Belkin, William Leonard Roberts


Global just launched a country music station from Smooth Radio

Smooth Country has just appeared on the Global Player app, and online via the Smooth Radio website. The new service plays “the most relaxing country songs” and is part of the “playlists” section in the Global Player. It features the same jingles and voice-overs as the main service. Global says: “Smooth Country celebrates the very best of relaxing country music, to make you feel as if you’re chilling with the top down of a Chevy on a long drive across the heart of Nashville. “The digital stati...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Top, Global, Industry, Radio, Dolly Parton, Nashville, Chevy, Myleene Klass, Music News, Alerts, Smooth Radio, Smooth Country


2 Chainz Reveals ‘Rap or Go to the League’ Track List with Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande & Lil’ Wayne

The countdown is on as 2 Chainz’ Rap or Go to the League album arrives in a few hours. Out everywhere at midnight, the follow-up to 2017’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James. Ahead of its release, 2 Chainz unveils the star-studded album track list. The 14-track LP features guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Lil’ Wayne, Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Kodak Black, Marsha Ambrosius, Ty Dolla $ign and E-40. See the full...
Tags: Nba, Jazz, Music News, 2 Chainz, Wayne, Rap or Go To The League, Travis Scott Young, Kendrick Lamar Ariana Grande, James Ahead, Kendrick Lamar Ariana Grande Lil Wayne, Kodak Black Marsha Ambrosius Ty Dolla


Solange Knowles Unveils ‘When I Get Home’ Album Tracklist

The buzz around Solange Knowles has been high this week. As anticipation continued to circulate that a new project was on the way, the singer took over Black Planet with a mesmerizing photo spread, hinting that something was coming very soon. On Thursday (Feb. 28), Solange took to Twitter where she unveiled a 19-song track list that includes six interludes. The revelation comes hours after the same tracklisting surfaced online, further confirming the news. A purchase link connected to a group...
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Kareem “Biggs” Burke Confirms a Roc-A-Fella Biopic is in the Works

In news that should make any Roc Boy throw their diamonds in the sky, a Roc-A-Fella Records biopic is officially in the pipeline. That’s according to the label’s co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke, who announced in a new interview with REVOLT that he’s “working on it right now.” Read more after the jump… While it doesn’t sound like the project is too far ahead, Biggs suggests that the film will not only focus on Roc-A-Fella’s rise, but on Hov’s, Dame’s and his own struggles throughout their ...
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