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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DaBaby and Lil Wayne Release New Single “Lonely”

DaBaby’s tapped Lil Wayne to help deliver his new single “Lonely.” The song comes after the North Carolina rapper has released a series of freestyles.   In the track, DaBaby raps about the death of his brother, feeling like there is no love at the top or bottom of the industry, and alludes to the backlash of the comments he made during Rolling Loud Miami in July. While not fully present here, the constant deflection of those actions has been a constant in his music, like in his “Essence” freestyle that dropped last…

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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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DJ ENVY SAYS HE HAD TO DEAL WITH PUSHA T & KANYE WEST’S TEAM AFTER ‘CLOWN’ COMMENT

While Kanye West’s Donda album is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with about 350,000 total album- equivalent units sold, it’s not all roses from the critics.   The Breakfast Club‘s Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy shredded the “exhausting” album on Monday (August 30) in their review and Envy took things a step further when getting personal and calling Kanye West out for being a “clown in a circus.” He seemed to be hinting at being disappointed in how Kanye was moving and interacting with people behind…

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N.O.R.E. SPARKS BEEF WITH WU-TANG KILLA BEEZ FOLLOWING ‘DRINK CHAMPS’ DISS

The whole premise of REVOLT’s Drink Champs series is to consume as much alcohol as possible while co-hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN present interesting topics to their guests, who either get inebriated along with them or keep it mellow. But sometimes things can go left, which is precisely what happened when N.O.R.E. decided to refer to members of Wu-Tang Clan affiliates Killa Beez, Shyheim, Sunz of Man and Killarmy as “flunkies” — and now, they’ve got beef.   In a recent episode of the popular podcast featuring special guest Mickey Factz, N.O.R.E. mentioned Ghostface…

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Kanye West Announces ‘Donda’ Listening Event in Chicago

  After hosting two album listening events in Atlanta’s Mercedes- Benz Arena, Kanye West has just announced that he will do a third Donda listening session, but this time at Soldier Field in his hometown of Chicago. Kanye’s latest Donda event is set for Aug. 26. Tickets go on sale Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. ET. ’Ye posted the flyer to his Instagram and remained silent with no caption. His manager Abou “Bu” Thiam gave fans hope that this event will also herald the official release of the record. Posting the announcement on his own account, Bu took to the comments to answer a…

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LIL BABY EXPLAINS WHY HE DOESN’T SPEAK HIS MIND ON CERTAIN TOPICS OUTSIDE OF MUSIC

Lil Baby is one of the most famous rappers in the game today, and with that status comes a lot of attention from fans and critics. The Atlanta rap star harnessed his powers and made a massive statement with his 2020 protest single “The Bigger Picture,” addressing police brutality, racism and inequality. Like many of Lil Baby’s songs, the record was recently certified double-platinum.    During an interview with MSNBC, Lil Baby reflected on the single and how he didn’t intend it to be a song of the moment. According to Lil Baby, “The…

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LIL WAYNE, RICK ROSS + CONWAY THE MACHINE TO APPEAR ON AZ’S ‘DOE OR DIE 2’ ALBUM

BROOKLYN, NY – More than 25 years after the release of his platinum-selling debut album Doe Or Die, Brooklyn rapper AZ has finally announced the long-awaited sequel — and he’s called on a bevy of big names to help him extend the series. Arriving on September 10, Doe Or Die 2 boasts a star- studded supporting cast across its 13 tracks. Guest appearances come from heavyweights such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and T-Pain, as well as underground favorites including Conway The Machine and Dave East.   There’s even a cameo from actor/rapper/DJ Idris Elba,…

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50 Cent Says DaBaby Will Bounce Back: ‘Remember They Canceled Chris Brown 5, 6 Times?’

  50 Cent knows more than most about bouncing back. He took bullets, and a barrage of bottles at a U.K. festival. Now Fiddy is backing DaBaby to rebound from his current plight.   DaBaby is a hot talking point for all the wrong reasons, after he made inflammatory comments during his July 25 set at Rolling Loud in Miami.   The 25-year-old rapper later issued a formal apology to “the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments” and his “misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS,” though the statement was later deleted from his social…

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