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BlocBoy JB has made history. The Memphis rapper’s “Look Alive” collaboration with Drake debuts at No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Released earlier this month, the record makes BlocBoy the first rapper with no prior Hot 100 history to debut in the top 10 since Will Smith’s “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” in 1998. BlocBoy is also the first artist to debut in the top 10 with an initial Hot 100 hit since Harry Styles last year with “Sign of the Times” (debuted at No. 4).

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With his Beerbongs & Bentleys sophomore album due later this year, Post Malone is hitting the road. Following the success of his Billboard No. 1 smash-hit “rockstar,” Posty announces a North American tour with 21 Savage. Starting Apr. 26 in Portland, the tour will make stops in major cities like Vancouver, Denver, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas and San Diego before wrapping up on Jun. 24 in San Francisco. Support Malone and 21 will be Bay Area group SOB X RBE, whose “Paramedic!” standout appears on Kendrick Lamar and TDE’s Black Panther: The Album soundtrack.

See the full 28 tour dates below.

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After dropping the Rags and Robots last year, EarthGang are gearing up to complete their trifecta of R-Rated EPs with Royalty. Before the full set drops this Friday (February 23), the Atlanta duo team up with fellow Dreamville signee Ari Lennox on the Childish Major-produced “Nothin’ But the Best” to remind the world they can expect “nothing but the best” from J. Cole’s fledglings.

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Snoop Dogg has a Gospel album titled Bible of Love set to drop on March 16. Before that arrives, Uncle Snoop drops off the 220 EP. The 8-track appetizer features guest appearances by Jacquees, Dreezy, Kokane, Lunchmoney Lewis and more. Coming in at 32 tracks, Bible of Love includes contributions from Faith Evans, The Clark Sisters, Rance Allen and more.

Stream 220 below.

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God has answered our prayers for a new YG album in 2018. During the All-Star Weekend festivities in his hometown over the weekend, the Bompton rapper gave a quick PSA and announced his next LP is called Stay Dangerous. Give “Suu Whoop” a few more spins while we wait for the rest of the details.

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Fresh off the release of Black Panther, which is expected to make over $235 million by the end of this four-day weekend, Michael B. Jordan appears in the latest episode of Complex’s Sneaker Shopping. Kicking it with Joe La Puma at Stadium Goods in NYC, Michael talks about his love for Jordan 1 Breds, his thoughts on reselling culture and what it’s like growing up with the same name as the greatest basketball player of all time.

After Black Panther, no one has an excuse for confusing him with anyone else anymore.

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“Chrome (Like Ooh)” is the latest song off Rapsody’s GRAMMY-nominated album Laila’s Wisdom to get the video treatment. With directors Chad Tennies and Mac Grant calling the shots, the black-and-white video follows three young teens who carry out a carjacking, only to find themselves in the middle of a shootout between the guy they carjacked and a police officer. Anyone else getting “Alright” vibes from this video?

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He may not be prolific as he once was, but Big Daddy Kane still knows how to put on a show. The Smooth Operator recently stopped by the NPR offices to take part in their popular Tiny Desk concert series.

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The main event of NBA All-Star weekend tipped off as the 67th annual NBA All-Star Game went down on Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In between Team LeBron facing off against Team Stephen, Pharrell and N.E.R.D served as headliners for this year’s halftime show. A 12-minute set filled with curvaceous dancers, a drum squad, NBA mascots, N.E.R.D turned center court into a party while performing the songs “Rock Star,” “1,000” and “Lemon.” The band also had a surprise up their sleeve, bringing out Migos to perform their CULTURE II single “Stir Fry,” as Pharrell (who produced the song) played the drums next to the Atlanta trio.

Watch the full performance below.

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As people nationwide pack the theatres in support of Marvel’s Black Panther film this weekend, the accompanying soundtrack tops Billboard. Black Panther: The Album debuts No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. Curated by Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith, the compilation project moved 154,000 equivalent album units opening week, according to Nielsen Music. From that sum, 93,000 equivalent album units came from streaming. Black Panther: The Album is TDE’s fifth No. 1 album following Lamar’s DAMN., untitled unmastered. and To Pimp a Butterfly, plus ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron.

The 14-track LP features contributions from The Weeknd, James Blake, Future, SZA, Travi$ Scott, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Khalid, and more. The news comes days after the stellar music video for “King’s Dead” dropped in support of the soundtrack.

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