Meek Mill Announces New Album ‘Expensive Pain’ — and It’s Coming Soon

Meek Mill season officially begins in October for the artist. After teasing fans about his forthcoming project on Instagram Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 15), Meek formally announced that his fifth studio album, Expensive Pain, will drop on Oct.1. Featuring his recent singles “Sharing Locations” with Lil Baby and Lil Durk, and his Lil Uzi Vert-collaborated record “Blue Notes 2,” Expensive Pain will serve as Meek’s first album since his 2018 Grammy-nominated effort Championships. The project was Meek’s comeback endeavor after serving time in prison for violating his probation in 2017. It was anchored by his Billboard Hot 100 single “Going…

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WESTSIDE GUNN KNEW MARILYN MANSON PHOTO WOULD HAVE PEOPLE ‘SHITTING ON THEMSELVES’

Westside Gunn went to school at George Perimeter College in Atlanta — for one day. Young and admittedly careless at the time, he took the financial aid money and bought drugs to sell instead. Deep down, Westside Gunn knew he was destined for something else, something great.    Now at the helm of Griselda Records with his brother Conway The Machine and cousin Benny The Butcher, Westside Gunn is living the life he always dreamed of but on his own terms. His latest album, Hitler Wears Hermes VIII: Sincerely Adolf, found him collaborating with rap juggernaut…

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Janet Jackson Announces New Album Black Diamond — Her First Since 2015!

Get your playlists ready — Janet Jackson is releasing new music! The “Rhythm Nation” singer is gearing up to release a new single before years’ end, which will precede Black Diamond, her first new album since 2015. The album — on which Jackson, 55, will serve as a producer and songwriter — is scheduled to drop in 2022, and will be released through her label Rhythm Nation Records.   The star has also teamed up with prolific producers and songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who together have nine No. 1 singles,…

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SNOOP DOGG BECOMES YET ANOTHER BRAND AMBASSADOR COURTESY OF ‘SAY IT WITCHA BOOTY’ CAMPAIGN

It wouldn’t be surprising to learn Snoop Dogg gets very little sleep these days. Between his responsibilities as Def Jam Recordings Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant, father, husband, MC and spokesperson for brands such as Corona and General Insurance, there likely isn’t enough time to accomplish everything he needs to do an a daily basis unless he stays up all night.   Even so, the accomplished entrepreneur is adding another role to his ever-expanding résumé — brand ambassador for denim brand G-Star RAW. The Dutch company unveiled its “Say It Witcha Booty” campaign on Tuesday (September…

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‘Certified Lover Boy’ vs ‘Donda’ ( What are people saying )

                            Released just five days apart, Certified Lover Boy and Donda are already closely associated with each other. The tone and subject matter of each project is very different, but because of the rising tensions between Drake and Kanye West as their rollouts smashed into each other this summer, fans immediately started making comparisons. Which album is better? Which one will age better? Which one will sell more? When it comes to sales, it looks like the question has already been answered. According to projections, Drake will…

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NICKI MINAJ BLESSED WITH ‘PLATINUM PUSSY’ CHAIN FOR BIA ‘WHOLE LOTTA MONEY’ FEATURE

After starting off the summer with a hit single despite not releasing any new music in 2021, Nicki Minaj has reached another impressive commercial milestone this year, thanks to BIA. Following the release of their spicy “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)” collaboration in July, BIA confirmed the banger earned the pair a platinum plaque in a celebratory Instagram post on Thursday (September 9) featuring custom, iced-out “Barbia” chains.   “PLATINUM PU$$Y!!!! @nickiminaj THANK YOUUUU!!! I’ll forever appreciate this moment with you and all we managed to accomplish! #BarBIA WE  in ! Love youuuu…

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50 CENT, LIL KIM , LUDACRIS TO HEADLINE DEBUT ‘GOLDEN SANDS’ FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE IN MEXICO

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO – Even though there is still a decent amount of time left in 2021 and the rebooting music festival industry, fans already have an event to look forward to next year. Global events marketplace Pollen presents their debut Golden Sands experience, which combines an immersive destination getaway and music festival super event with headliners such as 50 Cent, Fat Joe, TLC, T-Pain and countless veteran artists from the 90s and early 2000s.   Throughout phase one of the four-day, four-night mega fest, which will descend upon Barcelo Maya Riviera resort…

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Rick Ross Receives 9 New Gold and Platinum RIAA Certifications

Rick Ross has earned nine new RIAA certifications.   Four of those certifications are gold—“Thug Cry,” “Push It,” “Sorry,” and “9 Piece”—and five are platinum: “Aston Martin Music,”“Diced  Pineapples,” “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” “Stay Schemin’,” and “Hustlin’.”   Some of the records are more than a decade old, with the most recent being 2015’s “Sorry,” which features Chis Brown and was promoted as a single from the rapper’s eighth studio album, Black Market. From that group, the most recent to go platinum is 2012’s “Diced Pineapples,” with Drake and Wale, and was the fourth song from Ross’…

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Jay-Z Ignites Conversation After Appearing on Both Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ & Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’

Jay-Z isn’t taking any sides, and Twitter has noticed. After appearing on Kanye West’s Donda track “Jail pt. 2″ when it arrived (Aug. 29) and then promptly making a feature on Ye rival Drake’s long-awaited Certified Lover Boy with “Love All” on Friday (Sept. 3), listeners have taken to Twitter with hilarious takes on Jay-Z’s willingness to collaborate with both rappers. One Twitter user wrote, “Jay-Z gave Kanye that weak image of god/selfie line and gave Drake a dissertation.” Another wrote, “Jay-Z understands something a lot of ppl do not: Drake and Kanye’s beef is THEIR beef, not…

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SWIZZ BEATZ + TIMBALAND BOOK JA RULE FOR NEXT VERZUZ BATTLE AGAINST FAT JOE

NEW YORK, NY – Verzuz co-founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have announced the next matchup for their popular battle series. According to an Instagram post shared on Thursday (September 2), Terror Squad captain Fat Joe and Murder Inc. vet Ja Rule are scheduled to go head-to-head on September 14 in New York City.   Swizz explained in the caption, “The summer ain’t over!! FAT JOE VS JA RULE. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH. See it LIVE in person. tickets available Tuesday, 9/7. 6PM PT / 9PM ET.   “Watch in the @triller app, on your TV with the @fitetv…

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