USHER RELEASES HEARTFELT SINGLE "I CRY"

The 8x GRAMMY winner unveils emotional single inspired by his children and the struggles and fights for perseverance in these times of civil unrest. "I cry for the sons without fathers and the pain that their mothers hold deep inside,” he sings on the powerful ballad. “And I’ll fight for the future we’re making / We can change if we face it / ‘Cause these tears won’t dry.” The R&B veteran, who is a father to two sons, explained that the song came from the heart. After witnessing the murders of innocent Black men and women, he was inspired to finish the track. “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 said.Check out his Instagram post below with a message about why he felt compelled to produce the song. Usher has been using his platform to speak out on social justice issues and also joined #BlackLivesMatter protests in L.A. with Trey Songz.A portion of his proceeds from this record will be donated to http://lisc.org in support of the Global Goal: Unite For Our Future campaign.

SHANTI DOPE DROPS NEW SINGLE “LUTANG” FEAT. BRY MNZNO, BUDDAHBEADS & EJAC

The rap sensation is back with an infectious beat and trippy vibe new track titled, “Lutang.” The song also features Hip hop artists Bry Mnzno, Buddahbeadz and Ejac. "Lutang" aims to follow the success of "Normalan," the sequel of sorts to his hit single “Nadarang,” which talks about keeping relationships casual until he finds the right one. Listen to Shanti's most-awaited new track below.Released under Universal Records Philippines, "Lutang" is now available on major digital music platforms.

TRAVIS SCOTT, BIG SEAN, AND JUSTIN BIEBER HAVE SOME HEAT ON THE WAY!

The trio hit the studio with producer Hit Boy to cook up a new collaboration! Hit-Boy shared footage of the superstars working together in the lab.  Check out the video below.It’s unclear what they’re working on, but we are absolutely excited for the potential track! Justin previously worked with Travis on the Changes track, "Second Emotion" and the 2015 track "No Sense". They have also worked on "Maria I'm Drunk" off the rapper's Rodeo album. Meanwhile, Sean and Justin collaborated in the past for "As Long As You Love Me" and "No Pressure". In 2017, Travis and Sean teamed up on the Metro Boomin-produced “We Go Legend.”  

LISTEN TO J. COLE'S NEW SONG "SNOW ON THA BLUFF"

J. Cole surprised fans with the release of his new single, “Snow On Tha Bluff.” The track is a direct response to ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice. It also addresses organizing, social media, his celebrity status, and much more.  “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,” he raps in part, presumably alluding to Chicago rapper Noname’s social media presence. "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 n*ggas, 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," Cole rapped on the track.  Most of the single is similarly preoccupied with Noname and Cole’s feelings of inadequacy and confusion in the face of her vocal activism: “And the frustration that fills her words seems to come from the fact that most people don’t see/Just ‘cause you woke and I’m not, that shit ain’t no reason to talk like you better than me.” Noname herself responded to the song on Twitter, referencing the lyric “But, shit, it’s something about the queen tone that’s bothering me.” She later deleted the tweet. Back in late May, Noname called out "y’all favorite top selling rappers" for not addressing the protests against systemic racism and police violence that have occurred across the nation. "Poor black folks all over the country are putting their bodies on the line in protest for our collective safety and y’all favorite top selling rappers not even willing to put a tweet up," Noname wrote at the time. "n*ggas whole discographies be about black plight and they no where to be found." Many thought she was referring to Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Although neither made public comments about the wave of Black Lives Matter demonstrations, both rappers were spotted at protests.  “Snow On Tha Bluff” marks Cole’s first official single since 2019’s “Middle Child.”

LIL WAYNE & NICKI MINAJ TALK ABOUT A POSSIBLE JOINT ALBUM!

Nicki Minaj joined Lil Wayne for Episode 8 of his Young Money Radio show which they confirmed that a collab project will indeed happen."We doing our joint album," Wayne confirmed. "A lot of the fans been asking about it. When we gon' do this?""You already know, your wish is my command," Nicki replied, before iterating how tall of a task it would be to go toe-to-toe with Tune for multiple tracks. "It's scary. It's scary to put a verse on something after you put a verse on it. Last time we worked together was "Rockstar (Remix)." The Post Malone remix, remember we did that? Love that. But it's like me really, really having to think so much...I gotta go hard. I can't just, you know, wing it. So that's the only thing I would be scared of.""But I would definitely do it. Whenever you say the word," Nicki added, prompting Wayne to reply that he would send her multiple tracks to put verses on that night. "You already know how I do," Wayne added.Nicki also mentioned the last time the two worked together on Wayne's song "5 Star" off of his last mixtape Dedication 6, which was a remix of Post Malone's track "Rockstar." Nicki said she loved working with Wayne on that track, and the two have had a long history of collaborations together dating all the way back to when Nicki was just starting her career.The two also talked about their history together, how it felt for her to get her first No. 1 single with Doja Cat for the “Say So remix,” and why Nicki has decided to take a break from social media. You can watch everything else below.

MIKE WILL MADE-IT REVEALS SWAE LEE SUBMITTED 733 SONGS FOR HIS NEW ALBUM!

Mike Will Made-It is leading Swae Lee’s sophomore solo LP ‘Human Nature’ production! The producer reveals Swae Lee submits whopping 733 songs to choose from! “This man Swae lee just submitted 733 songs to choose from for his album,” tweeted the producer. The album was first teased back in February when Swae revealed the name of the album. If true, cutting the huge selection down to 10-20 songs that will make the cut on the album will not be an easy task for Mike Will Made-It. Swae released what is presumed to be the lead single off the new album, “Someone Said,” which samples his lyrics from Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode." “As for Rae Sremmurd, we dropped three classic albums already; it’s time for the fourth," Lee said during an interview. "The fans have been patient. It’s time to give them what they’ve been waiting for." Slim Jxmmi is also working on a new solo album.
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