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Kendrick Lamar Features on New Busta Rhymes Album

Busta Rhymes has convened a long list of special guests for his new album, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God. However, there’s one name that rules them all: King Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper features on a track called “Look Over Your Shoulder” and, believe it or not, it’s his very first release of 2020. “Look Over Your Shoulder” technically dates back a few years. The collaboration was initially leaked around 2018, and then recirculated online again in 2019. Even so, those earlier versions had Michael Jackson attached, while the 2020 iteration does not — meaning the song has evolved in some way since it first hit the web. Additionally, at this point — more than three years removed from DAMN. — we’ll take pretty much anything Kendrick gives us. Kung Fu Kenny was mos...

Donald Trump Gains Lil Pump’s Endorsement, But Loses 50 Cent’s

We’re just over a week away from the election; if you truly don’t know who you’re voting for yet, there’s probably not a lot that can be said to convince you one way or another. But if for some reason what millionaire rappers think might sway you, consider this: Lil Pump has now endorsed Donald Trump, just as former champion 50 Cent has jumped off the bandwagon. Lil Pump made his political allegiance known in a pair of Instagram posts. One featured the rapper’s face photoshopped into a picture of someone shaking Trump’s hand. “THE DAY I MET TRUMP,” read the caption, along with the gobbledygook hashtag #trump202022020. In a since-deleted follow-up video, the Harvard Dropout rapper made clear his stance was based on the same misleading tax numbers 50 Cent used in his own endorsement of the c...

Kid Cudi Announces Long-Awaited Man on the Moon III

Prepare for blast off because Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon III is coming “soon.” The rapper revealed the exciting news on Monday in a short teaser video that can be seen down below. The long-awaited project marks the third and final entry in Cudi’s trilogy series that began more than a decade ago. It follows Man on the Moon: The End of the Day (2009) and Man on the Moon: The Legend of Mr. Rager (2010). Both previous records featured a number of prominent guests, including Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, St. Vincent, and MGMT. Man on the Moon III comes four years after Cudi’s last solo album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’. In that time, he and Kanye released their debut record under their Kids See Ghosts moniker. Editors’ Picks If the imminent III happens to drop in the ne...

Tyler, the Creator Names His Favorite Movies and Albums in New Interview with… Himself: Watch

Tyler, the Creator has revealed his favorite movies, albums, and more during an interview with *checks notes* himself. The rap visionary shared his thoughts during a livestream for the Adobe MAX 2020 Creativity Conference, which was the perfect environment for Tyler to showcase his absurdist humor. Throughout the video, he alternates between his normal self and an over-the-top, old school New York hip-hop head who teases him for his “eclectic” musical taste and begs him to cut the singing and go back to his gritty roots. That character is hilarious, but the “real” Tyler does give serious answers to most of the questions. For instance, his top three movies are Napoleon Dynamite, Scary Movie 2, and a toss-up between 20th Century Women or The Cat In The Hat. Makes sense. W...

Zack de la Rocha’s Remix of OutKast’s “B.O.B.” Receives First-Ever Commercial Release: Stream

OutKast plan to mark the 20th anniversary of their landmark album Stankonia with an expanded digital reissue due out on October 30th. Undoubtedly, the most noteworthy recording found on the tracklist is a remix of “B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)” from Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de La Rocha. Though de la Rocha’s remix had a heavy presence on rock radio in the early 2000s, the track never received a proper commercial release, nor has it been available on digital streaming platforms. That is, until today. To tease the forthcoming Stankonia reissue, OutKast have finally released de la Rocha’s “B.O.B.” remix to the masses. Take a listen below (via Rolling Stone). “Zack added an extra layer of grunge to a masterpiece,” OutKast’s Big Boi said of the remix in a statement. And...

Run the Jewels Battle Robot Cops in “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)” Video: Watch

Run the Jewels’ “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)” video Over the weekend, Run the Jewels aired their “Holy Calamavote” concert special on Adult Swim, giving a live debut to their latest masterpiece, RTJ4. Now, RTJ has today shared a cartoon video for the album track “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)”. Once again presented by Adult Swim, the Sean Solomon-directed clip was animated by Titmouse, the production house behind shows like Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros., and Big Mouth. For “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)”, they drew up a complete retelling of the track’s narrative — only with evil mechanical police as the antagonists. Though as Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski explained in a statement, there may actually be some truth to this fiction. “Killer Mike and El-P, would f*** up ...

Drake to Release New Album Certified Lover Boy in January

For all intents and purposes, 2020 has been a clusterfuck. Drake will look to kick off the new year on a more positive note with the release of his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy. Today, on his 34th birthday, the Toronto rapper-singer revealed the album will be released in January. In a corresponding teaser video, which you can see below, Drizzy recreates his past album covers, including those for Take Care and Nothing Was the Same. Certified Lover Boy serves as the follow-up to 2018’s Scorpion. In August, Drake released the album’s first single, “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk. [embedded content] Related You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Be...

Ty Dolla $ign Shares New Album Featuring Ty Dolla $ign: Stream

Ty Dolla $ign has shared his new album entitled Featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Scroll onwards to stream it using Apple Music or Spotify. This is Tyrone Griffin Jr.’s first studio album since his 2018 collaboration with Jeremih, MihTy, and his first solo album since 2017’s Beach House 3. Featuring Ty Dolla $ign is named for its creator’s commitment to collaboration; hardly a month goes by without the release of a high-profile album with those exact words printed in the tracklist. In that same spirit of collaboration, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign has as many guest contributions as it does tracks — 25. These come from Post Malone, Kanye West, Roddy Ricch, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Future, Young Thug, Gunna, Quavo, Lil Durk, Kehlani, Jhené Aiko, 6LACK, Anderson ....

Shygirl Announces New Alias EP, Shares SOPHIE-produced “Slime”: Stream

Shygirl has announced a new EP titled Alias. With a November 20th release date just around the corner, she’s also dropped her latest single, “Slime”. Shygirl is one of the most interesting musicians to emerge from the British club scene in recent years. The artist also known as Blane Muise straddles the worlds of electronica and hip-hop, with quirky, sly lyricism complemented by absolutely banging beats. She first made waves with the 2018 EP Cruel Practice, and now seems poised for a breakout. The upcoming Alias is meant to bring together the different parts of her personality, as “Slime” demonstrates. Produced by SOPHIE, Kai Winston, and Sega Bodega, “Slime” seems at first blush to involve a back-and-forth exchange between a cocky horndog and a badass boss bitch. The reveal, as you’ve alr...

Unreleased Notorious B.I.G. Freestyle Unveiled in (Sigh) Pepsi Commercial: Watch

Over twenty years after the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., the musical pantry is bare and fans will take any new crumbs they can get. It’s in the spirit of feeding the hungry that we offer you a previously unreleased freestyle from 1997, which has now come to light in a (sigh) Pepsi commercial. Via TMZ, Biggie laid down the lyrics in an appearance on the New York radio station Hot 97. Afterwards, it pretty much disappeared — until now. In defense of the makers of sugar water, it really is a whole entire verse about Pepsi. He raps, “Big slam, quick slam, tin can, whatever/ Whether too cold or too hot/ You got to keep Pepsi in the freezer/ I keep a 3 liter for my crew/ My girl like them diet joints too.” Ask not why Biggie Smalls keeps his soft drinks in the freezer, and instead e...

Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone Link Up on New Song “Spicy”: Stream

Ty Dolla $ign has teamed up with Post Malone for a new song called “Spicy”. The track is taken from Ty’s forthcoming guest-heavy album, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, which also boasts contributions from Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, FKA Twigs, Anderson .Paak, Roddy Ricch, and over a dozen others. The last time Ty and Malone crossed paths was on Posty’s 2018 hit “Psycho”. This time around, the 38-year-old veteran has brought the young crooner into his world for a smooth and bouncy track that suits both of their suave rapping styles. “She my spicy lil’ mama, she let me bust her piñata,” Ty croons with a drawn-out intonation during the hook. Malone’s boo is just as sensual, as he rap-sings, “She tryna pull my pants down/ I was lightin up a stoge on my break time/ Told her ‘Babe, I got a ...

50 Cent Endorses Donald Trump Even Though “Trump Doesn’t Like Black People”

Joe Biden has proposed raising taxes on people making over $400,000 a year. That was news to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who upon learning of the policy, quickly endorsed Donald Trump with the stirring words, “I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people.” Still, this is a somewhat surprising endorsement. As recently as March, Jackson blasted Trump supporters over the government’s coronavirus response, saying “You wanted a reality show host as president. Well, now you’re on Survivor.” But something seems to have changed over the last six months. He recently posted a video of Trump dancing to “YMCA”, praising the President’s “no fucks given” attitude. Then today, October 19th, Mr. Cent published a CNBC screenshot that (somewhat misleadingly) showed the highest-possible tax rates for the top 1...