Hip Hop Music | Listen To and Download Hip Hop Tracks – The Source http://thesource.com Sat, 26 May 2018 14:44:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Whitney Houston’s Family Is Upset by Pusha T’s ‘Daytona’ Artwork http://thesource.com/2018/05/26/whitney-houston-daytona/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/26/whitney-houston-daytona/#respond Sat, 26 May 2018 14:44:37 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443563 Pusha T’s Daytona has been a hot topic in Hip-Hop since its release on Friday. With conversations ranging from immaculate flows to Drake disses, the G.O.O.D. Music emcee has harnassed the conversation, however, the most controversial may be his album artwork. For those catching up on the news, Kanye West purchased the photo of Whitney […]

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Pusha T’s Daytona has been a hot topic in Hip-Hop since its release on Friday. With conversations ranging from immaculate flows to Drake disses, the G.O.O.D. Music emcee has harnassed the conversation, however, the most controversial may be his album artwork.

For those catching up on the news, Kanye West purchased the photo of Whitney Houston’s hotel bathroom for $85,000 as a last minute cover switch. The immediate family of the late singer has shared they are hurt by the decision, which shows the counter covered in drug paraphernalia and drug covered spoons.

According to People, Damion Elliot, cousin of Houston, was alerted about the artwork from his daughter who was upset at its use. “She sent me this picture from the album cover and I immediately got sick to my stomach because it took me right back to six years ago,” says Elliot.

Elliot also spoke on Kanye’s current “train wreck” but stated that he did not believe the actions of Kanye would go beyond his own issues to harm someone else’s family.

“To do something for a publicity stunt to sell records, it’s absolutely disgusting,” Eliott shared. “It hurt my family and my daughter. It’s petty. It’s tacky.”

Elliott also shared that while he has not heard from Whitney’s mother in regards to the photo, he did attempt to warn his own, Dionne Warwick. Elliott and the family want an apology from Kanye and a switch of album art. But after an $85,000 price tag that may be a distant request.

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War Ready: Drake Fires Back At Pusha T with ‘Duppy Freestyle’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/drake-duppy-freestyle/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/drake-duppy-freestyle/#respond Sat, 26 May 2018 03:34:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443555 In case you missed it, Pusha T grabbed the world’s attention with an early preview of his forthcoming Daytona album.  On a track titled “Infrared,” Pusha T set his sights directly on Drake. Taking the shot on the chin, the OVO boss has responded with rapid-fire shots of his own. Although Pusha may attribute the slick shots to the […]

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In case you missed it, Pusha T grabbed the world’s attention with an early preview of his forthcoming Daytona album.  On a track titled “Infrared,” Pusha T set his sights directly on Drake. Taking the shot on the chin, the OVO boss has responded with rapid-fire shots of his own.

Although Pusha may attribute the slick shots to the talent of “Quentin,” Drake proved he has enough ammunition for all parties involved. His new “Duppy Freestyle’ takes aim at both Pusha T and Kanye West:

Must’ve had ya infrared wrong, now ya head in a beam. Y’all are the spitting image of whatever jealousy breeds. Don’t push me while I’m in album mode. You send shots, well I gotta challenge those. But I bring Calicos to the Alamos.”

While everyone patiently awaits the arrival of his forthcoming Scorpion album, Drizzy makes it clear the stinger is rising and the venom is potent. Just over a minute into the lyrical assault, he aims down the sights and hits Ye’ first.

 “I could never have a Virgil in my circle and hold him back ’cause he makes me nervous. I wanna see my brothers flourish to a higher purpose. You n*ggas leeches and serpents. I think it’s good that now the teachers are learning.”

Without checking for a confirmed hit on the target, Drizzy doubles back to take direct aim at Pusha T.

“Your brother said it was your cousin then him then you, so you don’t rap what you did, you just rap what you knew. Don’t be ashamed there’s plenty n*ggas that do what you do, there’s no malice in your heart, you an approachable dude.”

Regardless of which side of the battle lines you decide to stand on this will be a fierce and fiery exchange. Its gonna be a hot summer.

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Jennifer Lopez Is Dripping In $4.5 Million In Diamonds For ‘Dinero’ Video http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/jennifer-lopez-dinero-dj-khaled-cardi-b-video/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/jennifer-lopez-dinero-dj-khaled-cardi-b-video/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 20:47:31 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443460 Last week, Jennifer Lopez told everyone she’s all about that green and her cash. Today, she’s showing everyone why. Lopez rocks 13 different looks — all laced in diamonds — to bring the theme of her new single to life, starting with a pair of pajamas accessorized by a blinded-out bowling ball. Moments later, she […]

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Last week, Jennifer Lopez told everyone she’s all about that green and her cash. Today, she’s showing everyone why.

Lopez rocks 13 different looks — all laced in diamonds — to bring the theme of her new single to life, starting with a pair of pajamas accessorized by a blinded-out bowling ball. Moments later, she appears in a pair of liquid thigh-high boots and a sheer white blouse that touches the ground followed by a strapless black corset and a diamond-crusted veil.

The opening message to accompany her attire is simple: “Me and my man, we stack it up to the ceiling/Cállate! la boca, let me finish/Everyday I’m alive I make a killing.”

Meanwhile, DJ Khaled is moving around a mansion accented with diamonds spewing his signature ad-libs, which, in this case, scream “more money.”  And Cardi B. reminds us that she’s still the Trap Selena, and she doesn’t just make money moves, she bachatas to the bank.

But no matter what they do or say, there are always diamonds involved — $4.5 million worth to be exact.

PEOPLE reports Tiffany & Co. dropped the gems for the video — including a $500,000 platinum and diamond bracelet and a $450,000 diamond necklace.

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Will Smith, Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi & Diplo Link Up For ‘Live It Up’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/will-smith-nicky-jam-diplo/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/will-smith-nicky-jam-diplo/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 18:48:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443446 Will Smith hopped back in the booth to collaborate with Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi for the official song of 2018 World Cup Russia. The record features production by Diplo. “It’s an honor to be asked to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup,” Smith said in a statement. “This global event brings people from […]

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Will Smith hopped back in the booth to collaborate with Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi for the official song of 2018 World Cup Russia. The record features production by Diplo.

“It’s an honor to be asked to perform at the 2018 FIFA World Cup,” Smith said in a statement. “This global event brings people from all over the world together to cheer, laugh, and experience magic. Collaborating with Nicky, Diplo and Era on this track represents harmony, eclectic flavors, and genres coming together. At the end of the day, we just want to see the world dance.”

The visuals for the song is slate to release next month. Afterwards, Will, Nicky, and Era will perform it for the first time at Luzhniki Stadium July 15.

@nickyjampr ✖ @Diplo ✖ @strefie ✖ @WillSmith – One Life to Live. Live it Up. #WorldCup

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Smith’s last full-length studio release was Lost and Found way back in 2005. Last October, Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff linked for “Get Lit.” However, he said that the “beast” is back and he he’s ready to bring Big Willie back.

At my peak, I was down a television show, a movie, and an album every year so it was, like, churning out that kind of creativity,” he said. “What happens is you get to a point where you get empty.

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Goes Platinum http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/kendrick-lamar-black-panther-soundtrack/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/kendrick-lamar-black-panther-soundtrack/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 18:38:26 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443440 Damn. Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed film, Black Panther, just went platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America made the announcement earlier this month. Black Panther: The Album, released on February 9, earned platinum status and a gold certification on May 10th. Producer Sounwave posted a picture of the platinum plaque on Instagram. “#blackpanther.. more blessings […]

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Damn. Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed film, Black Panther, just went platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America made the announcement earlier this month.

Black Panther: The Album, released on February 9, earned platinum status and a gold certification on May 10th. Producer Sounwave posted a picture of the platinum plaque on Instagram. “#blackpanther.. more blessings #TDE,” he wrote.

#blackpanther.. more blessings 🙏🏾 #TDE

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TDE’s Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith curated the album alongside K. Dot. It spawned three singles, “All the Stars” with SZA, “Pray for Me” with The Weeknd and “King’s Dead” with Jay Rock, Future and James Blake.

Kendrick can currently be found on road on The Championship Tour. The tour will continue to run through June 16 when it wraps up in Pittsburgh.

Kendrick Lamar's 'Black Panther' Soundtrack Goes Platinum

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Mekka Don Uses The Power Of The Internet To Show People How To ‘Nip And Tuck’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/mekka-don-nip-tuck-challenge/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/mekka-don-nip-tuck-challenge/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 18:16:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443082 Social media engagement with fans is a necessity for an artist in 2018. One who understands the value of connecting with his audience is Mekka Don, whose latest single, “Nip and Tuck,” is taking off. This is largely due to the success of his #NipAndTuckChallenge circling around Instagram. In today’s culture, social media is used […]

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Social media engagement with fans is a necessity for an artist in 2018. One who understands the value of connecting with his audience is Mekka Don, whose latest single, “Nip and Tuck,” is taking off. This is largely due to the success of his #NipAndTuckChallenge circling around Instagram.

In today’s culture, social media is used to troll and create moments that will spark controversy, but Mekka Don reminds the Internet that IG can still be used for fun. The challenge may seem complicated, but it’s simple: do whatever you feel in the moment — no guidelines; no rules.

For those unfamiliar with Mekka Don, he is a Hip-Hop artist and songwriter hailing from Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work in music, he is a lawyer, entrepreneur at the helm of Pilot Boys Clothing and a product of The Ohio State University where he performed on the gridiron as a wide receiver. Ohio blood runs deep in the life and career of Mekka, one glimpse at his Instagram account and you will see flashes of support for Ohio area teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers that are deep in an NBA playoffs run. His music holds down home to as he is the creator of multiple anthems for his alma mater and crafted “Rock For My Browns (Dawg Pound)” an officially licensed cut for the neighboring Cleveland Browns. Beyond that, Mekka Don has been heard on everywhere from MTV to ESPN to Sirius Radio, the latter of which just added “Nip and Tuck” to their rotation.

“Nip and Tuck” released this past April and the success achieved in the short period is a testament to the ability of Mekka Don to make a hit record and his awareness how to utilize social media and the Internet to support your craft. The single is the product of a booming beat that will latch to your ear, relatable lyrics like “I’m feeling like a million bucks” and most importantly understanding the climate in which Mekka is releasing his work.

Mekka Don’s use of social media within the #NipAndTuckChallenge is a trending way in the culture to garner support around your release. In the past we have seen efforts in challenges from the likes of Rae Sremmurd when their “Black Beatles” was insanely popular, Mekka has harnessed that strategy and evolved it to be more inclusive. By not creating a specific set of rules for the challenge, Mekka has opened a pathway for his music to be shared by participating in a challenge that is bound by certain criteria. If you are a highschool soccer team you can turn up for your Instagram followers, if you are lounging on vacation and film a video it fits or you can simply sing along. The all-inclusive appeal of the challenge fits various types of fans, current or perspective.


To be lost in the ability to maneuver properly through the Internet is the quality of the Mekka Don’s song. “Nip and Tuck” is proof Mekka Don is aware of how to create an infectious song, both in lyrics and production choice. In addition, the content of the single will attract adult fans and at the same time corral the attention of younger listeners, while providing a banger that isn’t laden with derogatory statements or language. By creating a single that doesn’t possess much of the language that at times is scrutinized in Hip-Hop, Mekka is showing that the genre can produce bangers that are both fun and for multiple audiences.

For Mekka Don the work doesn’t stop with “Nip and Tuck.” The Columbus rapper unleashed his latest mixtape, Fly With Me, shortly after the release of the booming single. If the success of the single is any indication of what is to come for Mekka, then having more music available was another well-executed move and the title will serve as a premonition of his future.

Take a listen to “Nip and Tuck” below, tap into his full Fly With Me mixtape here and be on the lookout for more from Mekka Don in the future.

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Is Nicki Minaj Dating Eminem? http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/nicki-minaj-dating-eminem/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/25/nicki-minaj-dating-eminem/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 18:07:29 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443433 Nicki Minaj posted a video of her bumping to YG’s new single “Big Bank” which she’s featured on alongside Big Sean and 2 Chainz. A fan commented asking if she was dating Eminem and she boldly responded, “yes.” #BIGBANK OUT NOW!!!!!! @yg @2chainz @bigsean 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Told’em I met Slim Shady. Bagged a EM!!! 🤑💵💸🤫 A post […]

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Nicki Minaj posted a video of her bumping to YG’s new single “Big Bank” which she’s featured on alongside Big Sean and 2 Chainz. A fan commented asking if she was dating Eminem and she boldly responded, “yes.”

There’s no telling whether the NY rapper is telling the truth or just trolling. In her well-seasoned verse on the new single, released today, she said, “Told ’em I met Slim Shady, bag the Em.Once he go black, he’ll be back again.”

The two appeared on Nicki’s “Roman’s Revenge,” featured on her Pink Friday album, but there definitely wasn’t any sign of romance. So it’s a possibility that she’s just poking fun at the Barbz.

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Kanye West Allegedly Paid $85K for Whitney Houston’s Drug-Cover Bathroom for Pusha T’s Album Cover http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/kanye-west-whitney-houstons-pusha/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/kanye-west-whitney-houstons-pusha/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 02:50:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443329 Kanye West reportedly cashed out $85,000 to use Whitney Houston’s drug-covered bathroom picture for the cover of Pusha T’s album, Daytona. Pusha stopped by The Angie Martinez Show on Wednesday, and revealed that Ye called him out-of-the-blue to swap the already existing artwork, for what he said is the late singer’s bathroom. “1 a.m., my […]

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Kanye West reportedly cashed out $85,000 to use Whitney Houston’s drug-covered bathroom picture for the cover of Pusha T’s album, Daytona.

Pusha stopped by The Angie Martinez Show on Wednesday, and revealed that Ye called him out-of-the-blue to swap the already existing artwork, for what he said is the late singer’s bathroom.

“1 a.m., my phone rings, no caller-ID,” Pusha told Martinez. “‘Hey, yeah, I think that we should change the artwork. I like this other artwork.’ Now this other artwork is 85 grand. I said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to pay for that. And I wasn’t even going to ask you to pay for that. We picked what we picked. It’s here, it’s ready.’ ‘No, this what people need to see to go with this music. I’ma pay for that.’”

The picture was taken in 2006 and allegedly shows Houston’s bathroom in her Atlanta mansion littered with drugs and paraphernalia.

“Ummm, it’s a picture,” he explained. “It’s a picture. … It’s just a picture that to license it worldwide is 85 grand. I’m not really too, too, too entrenched in the art world like that. I’m just going to let him do that thing. And he’s paying for it.”

This isn’t the first time Yeezy has been doing some free thinking doing album artwork. He recently revealed that he wanted to use Dr. Jan Adams the plastic surgeon who performed his late mother’s final operation before her death, as the cover of his upcoming solo album.

Adams responded with an open letter, urging Kanye not to use the image. But we all know you can’t tell him nothing (no pun intended).

Daytona is coming out Friday.

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Spotify May Reportedly Restore XXXTentacion’s Music http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/spotify-restore-xxxtentacions/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/spotify-restore-xxxtentacions/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 02:47:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443326 Just two weeks after pulling XXXtentacion’s music, Bloomberg reports that Spotify is considering restoring his catalog. The streaming service announced their new hate content and hateful conduct policy, which seems to be aimed at artists with accusations of sexual misconduct and violence. X was charged with the aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false […]

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Just two weeks after pulling XXXtentacion’s music, Bloomberg reports that Spotify is considering restoring his catalog.

The streaming service announced their new hate content and hateful conduct policy, which seems to be aimed at artists with accusations of sexual misconduct and violence. X was charged with the aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness-tampering two years ago.

The publication reported that artist reps reached out to Spotify to vent their frustrations about the policy. Employees are allegedly also concerned that the decision will put them behind the competition.

These are reports has not been confirmed by the streaming service, but we’ll know in due time if XXXTentacion’s music is restored.

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A$AP Rocky’s ‘Testing’ Features Frank Ocean, Lauryn Hill, Kid Cudi & More http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/rocky-testing-features-frank/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/rocky-testing-features-frank/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 02:45:25 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443323 Just hours before the release of Testing, A$AP Rocky unveiled the albums tracklist and production credits. The 15-track LP features Kid Cudi, Moby, FKA Twigs, Skepta, Kodak Black, Playboi Carti, Spooky Margielaa, French Montana, Dev Hynes, and Frank Ocean, who appears on two songs; one with Lauryn Hill. The Frank and Lauryn joint is the last […]

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Just hours before the release of Testing, A$AP Rocky unveiled the albums tracklist and production credits.

The 15-track LP features Kid Cudi, Moby, FKA Twigs, Skepta, Kodak Black, Playboi Carti, Spooky Margielaa, French Montana, Dev Hynes, and Frank Ocean, who appears on two songs; one with Lauryn Hill. The Frank and Lauryn joint is the last track titled, “Peace,” and presumably pays homage to the her song, “I Gotta Find Peace of Mind.”

Rocky recently stopped by Zane Lowe’s Beats 1, where he discussed revealed his favorite song.

“It’s called “Purity,” he said. “I love that one. Another one that I love is the F.K.A Twigs collaboration called “F**k Sleep.”

The Harlem rapper announced an NYC pop up show just two hours before the doors opened. Additionally, he did a surprise performance art piece that streamed on his YouTube Live.

It looks like his fans isn’t the only one ready for the new music.

OFFICIAL CREDITS AND TRACKLIST

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Check out the tracklist for Testing below:

1. “Distorted Records” (Produced by Hector Delgado, A$AP Rocky, Mario Loving and Nesbitt Wesonga)
2. “ASAP Forever” featuring Kid Cudi and Moby (Produced by Hector Delgado and A$AP Rocky)
3. “Tony Tone” (Produced by FnZ, Hector Delgado and A$AP Rocky, Supporting Vocals by Puff Daddy)
4. “Fukk Sleep” featuring FKA Twigs
5. “Praise The Lord (Da Shine)” featuring Skepta (Produced by Skepta)
6. “Calldrop” featuring Kodak Black (Produced by Boys Noize, Supporting Vocals by Dean Blunt)
7. “Buckshots” featuring Playboi Carti and Spooky Margielaa (Produced by Kelvin Krash, Supporting Vocals by Kelvin Krash)
8. “Gunz N Butta” (Produced by Hector Delgado, A$AP Rocky, Mario Loving and Nesbitt Wesonga, Additional Production by Boys Noize, Supporting Vocals by Juicy J)
9. “Brotha Man” featuring French Montana and Frank Ocean (Produced by Rico Love and D-Town The Great, Supporting Vocals by Snoop Dogg)
10. “OG Beeper” (Produced by Hector Delgado, A$AP Rocky, Mario Loving and Nesbitt Wesonga, Additional Production by Boys Noize, Supporting Vocals by BlocBoy JB)
11. “Kid$ Turned Out Fine” (Produced by CharlieMumbles and Estiee, Additional Production by Hector Delgado and A$AP Rocky)
12. “Hun43rd” featuring Dev Hynes (Produced by Devonte Hynes)
13. “Changing” (Produced by Jim Jonsin, FnZ, Hector Delgado and Flacko, Additional Production by Jerry “tizhimself” Powell and Khalil)
14. “Black Tux” (Produced by Clams Casino and Tank God, Additional Production by Hector Delgado, Flacko and Krash)
15. “Purity” featuring Frank Ocean and Lauryn Hill (Produced by Dean Blunt, FnZ, Hector Delgado and A$AP Rocky)

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A$AP Rocky Announces Surprise Pop-Up Shop in NYC http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/rocky-surprise-pop-up/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/rocky-surprise-pop-up/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 02:41:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443320 A$AP Rocky is gearing up for the release of his highly-anticipated album, Testing, which is slate to be released tomorrow. The Harlem rapper took to social media to announce a free pop-up show today titled, Use Study 001. The caption read, “CASE STUDY: 001 NYC TONIGHT (LINK IN STORY).” CASE STUDY: 001 NYC TONIGHT (LINK […]

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A$AP Rocky is gearing up for the release of his highly-anticipated album, Testing, which is slate to be released tomorrow.

The Harlem rapper took to social media to announce a free pop-up show today titled, Use Study 001. The caption read, “CASE STUDY: 001 NYC TONIGHT (LINK IN STORY).”

CASE STUDY: 001 NYC TONIGHT (LINK IN STORY)

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The show’s details is on Rocky’s shirt if you pay close attention. It’s located at 235 West 46th Street. The doors open at 7pm.

There’s no telling how many case studies there are before the album drops, but all I know is, if you’re in Manhattan you better run over to the venue because it’s going to be bananas.

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PHresher Premieres Visuals for the Latest Single Off His Upcoming Debut Album ‘PH’ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/phresher-premieres-visuals-for-the-latest-single-off-his-upcoming-debut-album-ph/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/phresher-premieres-visuals-for-the-latest-single-off-his-upcoming-debut-album-ph/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 23:20:09 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443310 Brooklyn-bred MC PHresher is heavy on the promo trail for his upcoming album, PH, and the latest single from the project is definitely an ode to the ladies out there. With “You Do,” PHresher shows off his softer side by serenading his ideal lady with compliments on her style, shoes and overall swag. While the […]

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Brooklyn-bred MC PHresher is heavy on the promo trail for his upcoming album, PH, and the latest single from the project is definitely an ode to the ladies out there.



With “You Do,” PHresher shows off his softer side by serenading his ideal lady with compliments on her style, shoes and overall swag. While the Go Grizzly-produced track is definitely a turn-up hit that the fellas will be getting lit to on any given club night, the visuals are all about appreciating the women out there that know a thing or two about putting together a fresh ‘fit — well, a “PHresh” ‘fit in this case.

Watch PHresher’s “You Do” music video directed by Gambino above, and check for his debut album, PH, to arrive on June 15. You’ll also be able to catch him next weekend performing alongside Eminem at this years Governor’s Ball.

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Shyne Makes an Unexpected Return in Belize for the 40s & Shorties Summer 2018 Lookbook http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/shyne-40s-and-shorties-summer-2018-lookbook/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/shyne-40s-and-shorties-summer-2018-lookbook/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 18:46:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443223 It’s been a minute since we last saw rapper Shyne out here in these streets, but now he’s making a surprising-yet-welcomed return by way of streetwear imprint 40s & Shorties. Taking us all the way to his hometown of Belize, the former Bad Boy Records recording artist literally shines in the lookbook for the brand’s […]

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It’s been a minute since we last saw rapper Shyne out here in these streets, but now he’s making a surprising-yet-welcomed return by way of streetwear imprint 40s & Shorties.



Taking us all the way to his hometown of Belize, the former Bad Boy Records recording artist literally shines in the lookbook for the brand’s recently-released SS’18 collection. The photos give us a look into Shyne’s upbringing in Central America, while also showcasing some seriously ill pieces — graphic tees, shorts, carry-alls and collared shirts are standouts — that all fit perfectly into anyone’s wardrobe for the upcoming season.

Take a journey with Shyne through Belize in the 40s & Shorties Summer 2018 lookbook below, which is available right now in the brand’s online store.

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Nicki Minaj Teases Possible YG, Big Sean, 2 Chainz Collaboration http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/nicki-minaj-yg-big-sean-2-chainz/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/nicki-minaj-yg-big-sean-2-chainz/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 18:18:36 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443252 The Barbz have been on the edge of their seats waiting for Nicki Minaj’s Queen album. The NY rapper took to Instagram to upload a video of YG hopping out of a G-wagon, throwing up money. There’s a song playing in the background, which is presumably the collaboration Nicki is referencing in the caption featuring […]

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The Barbz have been on the edge of their seats waiting for Nicki Minaj’s Queen album.

The NY rapper took to Instagram to upload a video of YG hopping out of a G-wagon, throwing up money. There’s a song playing in the background, which is presumably the collaboration Nicki is referencing in the caption featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz. “Ayo @yg @2chainz @bigsean WHAT’S GOOD?!??!!!!!!!! BigTake Lil T O M O R R O W NIGHT ” she writes in the caption.

The “Suu Whoop” rapper also posted the video, but he tagged DJ Mustard. So it’s unclear who this track belongs to or where it will go.

As promised, the “Chun-Li” rapper took to Instagram live to make the announcements she was supposed to make The Ellen Show. She’s pushing back her album a whole month, and re-launching her scholarship program.

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Nicki Minaj Pushes ‘Queen’ Release Date to August 10th http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/nicki-minaj-queen/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/nicki-minaj-queen/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 17:54:50 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443218 Nicki Minaj kept her promise, and took to Instagram live to make a bittersweet announcement. The “Chun-Li” rapper’s highly-anticipated album, Queen, which was originally slate for a June 15th release, will now drop on August 10th. She teased a new single that may come out tomorrow featuring YG, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz. The Young […]

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Nicki Minaj kept her promise, and took to Instagram live to make a bittersweet announcement.

The “Chun-Li” rapper’s highly-anticipated album, Queen, which was originally slate for a June 15th release, will now drop on August 10th. She teased a new single that may come out tomorrow featuring YG, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz.

The Young Money rapper said she’s going to remaster a few tracks and get it “perfect” because the album has so many dope features.

The Barbz were definitely pressed when they caught wind of this news, but the Queens native still has three surprises planned for her fans on June 15th.

She only revealed one out of three surprises. The album’s cover is dropping on June 11th and she claims it’s going to catch our whole lives. We’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the other two surprises, but Nicki says her fans will be happy.

She also announced that she will be giving away $25-50K through a scholarship. The lucky winner will be selected on Twitter, so get your tweets ready.

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Curren$y and Harry Fraud Set to Release ‘The Marina’ EP http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/curreny-and-harry-fraud-all-set-for-release-of-the-marina-ep/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/curreny-and-harry-fraud-all-set-for-release-of-the-marina-ep/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 17:47:19 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443175 The next chapter to Curren$y’s already jam-packed 2018 schedule is about to arrives on May 30th. This time he teams up with highly acclaimed record producer and composer out of New York City Harry Fraud. Together they are set to release their second project together entitled The Marina, the first being an EP back in 2012 […]

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The next chapter to Curren$y’s already jam-packed 2018 schedule is about to arrives on May 30th. This time he teams up with highly acclaimed record producer and composer out of New York City Harry Fraud. Together they are set to release their second project together entitled The Marina, the first being an EP back in 2012 entitled Cigarette Boats. The Marina will be released via Jet Life Recordings, the enterprise built solely by the self-confessed Mary Jane connoisseur.

The New Orleans rapper recently took to Instagram unveiling some fresh new artwork, as well a release date for the EP. This will serve as the fourth project of the year already for Curren$y, with The Spring Collection, Parking Lot Music, and the Air Freshna EP all dropping in February, March, and April. While a tracklist remains unknown at this stage, we can only assume it be packed with silky smooth beats, catchy rhymes/hooks, and dope vibes.

Harry Fraud was first discovered by French Montana back in 2009 and since then has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the biz including Rick Ro$$, Wiz Khalifa, Talib Kweli, Pusha T and Action Bronson. With the announcement of The Marina, it doesn’t appear to shed any new light upon Spitta’s Back At Burnies, however, it should certainly be enough to keep fans happy for the time being.

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Wiz Khalifa Teases Joint Project With Gucci Mane http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/wiz-khalifa-joint-project-gucci-mane/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/wiz-khalifa-joint-project-gucci-mane/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 20:18:02 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443044 Wiz Khalifa and Gucci Mane linked up in Miami yesterday to record the music video for their recent single, “Real Rich.” It looks like this collaboration may have birthed a full blown EP. While on set, the “See You Again” rapper took to Instagram live to announce that he is working on a joint project […]

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Wiz Khalifa and Gucci Mane linked up in Miami yesterday to record the music video for their recent single, “Real Rich.” It looks like this collaboration may have birthed a full blown EP.

While on set, the “See You Again” rapper took to Instagram live to announce that he is working on a joint project with La Flare himself.

“Alright, so next, we working on our muthafuckin’ album, right?” Wiz says while walking down the street, to which Gucci responds, “Yep, we doing a mixtape tonight.”

Later in the clip below, the “I Get the Bag” rapper teased that he has a mind blowing studio. “Wait ’til you see the studio. It’ll muthafuckin’ blow your mind.” The Taylor Gang vet responded, “Alright, I’m gonna come thru. We ’bout to knock out hella shit.”

The duo’s “Real Rich” is a single featured on Wiz’s forthcoming Rolling Papers 2, slate for a July 13th release.

Wiz Khalifa and Gucci Mane tease a joint project 👀👀👀.

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R. Kelly’s Streams Increase Amid Spotify Ban http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/r-kellys-streams-spotify/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/r-kellys-streams-spotify/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 16:10:50 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442989 There are campaigns to remove R. Kelly’s music from streaming platforms, but he’s laughing all the way to the bank. “I’ma tell you something,” Kelly, 51, said in a video from May 17 that surfaced Tuesday. “I’ma take this musical s—t, and I’ma inject these motherf—kers … I’m handcuffed by my destiny. It’s too late. They […]

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There are campaigns to remove R. Kelly’s music from streaming platforms, but he’s laughing all the way to the bank.

“I’ma tell you something,” Kelly, 51, said in a video from May 17 that surfaced Tuesday. “I’ma take this musical s—t, and I’ma inject these motherf—kers … I’m handcuffed by my destiny. It’s too late. They shoulda did this s—t 30 years ago. It’s too late. The music has been injected into the world.”

Kelly’s streams have seen a slight increase after Spotify announced that they were enforcing a new policy on artists accused of “harmful” or “hateful” conduct. Before the announcement, he averaged 6,584,000 weekly streams for the year, but from May 10 to May 16 he garnered 6,676,000 streams for the week, according to Nielsen Music.

Over the past two years, his music averaged 4,709,000 weekly streams in 2016 and 5,666,000 weekly streams in 2017. For 2018 to date, he averages 6,674,000 weekly streams from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and other platforms.

Maybe people are trying to get their last streams of R. Kelly’s music before the rest of the streaming platforms follow suit.

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Nicki Minaj Teases Announcement After Canceling ‘Ellen’ Appearance http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/nicki-minaj-teases-announcement-ellen/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/23/nicki-minaj-teases-announcement-ellen/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 15:42:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442985 The anticipation for Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming album, Queen, is building up and it looks like she has more surprises up her sleeve. The New York native took to Instagram to say that she was prepared to make a major announcement during her Tuesday taping of The Ellen Show, but had to cancel her appearance due […]

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The anticipation for Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming album, Queen, is building up and it looks like she has more surprises up her sleeve.

The New York native took to Instagram to say that she was prepared to make a major announcement during her Tuesday taping of The Ellen Show, but had to cancel her appearance due to “doctor’s orders.” But she plans to make it via social media later today.

What do you think the Barbie will announce to topple the time when she released “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” at the same damn time on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 podcast? She already told us that she embarking on tour, and she claims it’s best one yet.

Rest assured, those questions will be answered in the near future. Stay tuned.

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SZA Sidelined From TDE’s Tour Due to Swollen Vocal Chords http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/sza-sidelined-from-tdes-tour-due-to-swollen-vocal-chords/ http://thesource.com/2018/05/22/sza-sidelined-from-tdes-tour-due-to-swollen-vocal-chords/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 02:36:57 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442904 TDE’s Top Dawg has some bad news for fans who were expecting to see SZA during their Championship Tour. Unfortunately, the singer had to take an early exit from their U.S. tour due to swollen vocal chords. Top Dawg took to Twitter to inform fans SZA needs to “rest her voice to prevent any permanent […]

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TDE’s Top Dawg has some bad news for fans who were expecting to see SZA during their Championship Tour. Unfortunately, the singer had to take an early exit from their U.S. tour due to swollen vocal chords.

Top Dawg took to Twitter to inform fans SZA needs to “rest her voice to prevent any permanent damage.” Citing this as the reason she was absent from two shows in Arizona and New Mexico.

Rest assured, he says the team has been monitoring her closely. She will be seeing a doctor again soon. Ultimately, the doctor will determine if she is healthy enough to continue the tour.

In the meantime, the TDE team will be looking for ways to make up for dates she had to miss. If she is able to make a full recovery she’ll be available for the last leg of the tour which stops in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto and a final stop in Pittsburg.

Championship Tour update…

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