July 2017


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Aminé is set to drop his Good For You debut album next week on July 28. Ty Dolla $ign, Kehlani, Charlie Wilson and Nelly will all guest appear on the 2017 XXL Freshman‘s full-length LP. Offset of the Migos also makes a cameo on the Portland rapper’s new project, contributing a verse on “Wedding Crashers.” The record will be available at midnight as an instant download for fans who pre-order the album on iTunes. For now, the collaboration can be enjoyed in select overseas markets on Apple Music.

Stream “Wedding Crashers” below and catch on the “Tour For You” with Towkio, kicking off October 6 in Seattle.

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Meek Mill’s new album Wins And Losses drops at the stroke of midnight. The Philly MC stopped by HOT 97’s Ebro in the Morning to promote his third studio LP on Wednesday. The Dreamchasers spitter discussed Remy Ma’s “shETHER” diss track aimed at Nicki Minaj, growing up after his relationship with Minaj, and the incident with Safaree Samuels during BET Awards weekend.

Meek also touched on his much-publicized beef with Drake, his mind state at the time, and if he could ever sit down with Drizzy for a conversation. “Eventually, one day…it’ll come naturally. A lot of people try to force that on me,” says the MMG rapper when posed the question.

During the 36-minute conversation the now 30-year-old spoke on maturing, social records like “YBA,” being a voice to the struggles in America, DJ Mustard orchestrating his single “Whatever You Need,” laying off the stunting and showing more balance on Instagram, and JAY-Z’s new album 4:44.

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Curren$y is currently working on his Smokey Robinson 2 project with Don Cannon. Until that arrives, Spitta surprises fans by releasing The Champagne Files mixtape. Something to hold fans over until SR2, the 10-track mixtape features the New Orleans rapper going over popular songs by Future, 21 Savage, French Montana, Blac Youngsta, and more.

Recorded just a day ago, stream and download The Champagne Files below.

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NAV and Metro Boomin’s anticipated Perfect Timing collaborative project is only a few hours away, releasing at midnight. The album, featuring guest appearances by Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, Lil’ Uzi Vert and Belly, is already available now in various overseas countries. One track off the 15-song LP many will gravitate towards to is “Minute,” a record that includes verses by Migos’ member Offset and Atlanta’s Playboi Carti.

Hear the auto-tune heavy “Minute” below and get Perfect Timing on iTunes at midnight in North America.

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Trae Tha Truth completes the trilogy. The Houston rapper unleashes his new album, Tha Truth Pt. 3. The follow up to 2015’s Tha Truth and 2016’s Tha Truth Pt. 2 is lead by “I’m On 3.0,” featuring 15 artists including Rick Ross, Dave East, Styles P, and Fabolous. T.I., Young Thug, Post Malone, Royce Da 5’9″, Wyclef, Lil’ Durk and more all make guest appearances on the 18-track LP.

It’s very personal; one of the most personal albums I’ve ever made,” Trae tells XXL. “I talk about family, like my brother who was murdered, and I talk about the ups and downs I’ve gone through to get to where I am now.”

Stream it below and get it on iTunes at midnight.

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Justine Skye is ready to take her career to the next level. After releasing the 8 Ounces EP, last year, the singer is grateful and excited for what’s on the horizon. “Blessed to be featured as a co-lead my first movie, filming has been going amazing. New music dropping this Friday. Album done and OTW,” tweeted the Roc Nation artist.

The Brooklyn-native now releases her new single “Back For More.” In her feelings and yearning for some good loving, Skye’s sexy uptempo record features Jeremih, who blesses the song with a catchy hook. Out now internationally, get “Back for More” when it hit iTunes in North America at midnight.

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Kevin Gates is currently serving time in prison. The New Orleans rapper’s wife, Dreka Gates, serves as Kevin’s business partner and manager. Recently, Dreka announced on Twitter that she will executive produce her husband’s new project while he’s locked away. After dropping “What If” back in April, a new record from Kevin Gates titled “No Love” was released on the southern star’s SoundCloud page.

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A-Trak recently has been teasing music lovers with various playful clips of his new single “Believe.” The feel-good track features QC labelmates Quavo and Lil’ Yachty, and was premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 on Thursday afternoon (Jul. 20). The Fool’s Gold Records CEO now liberates the full explicit version online, which can be streamed below.

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With his Bit*h I’m the Sh*t 2 project arriving at midnight, Tyga paid a visit to The Breakfast Club this week to promote the retail mixtape. T-Raww sat down with Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy to discuss breaking up with Kylie Jenner, having no issues with her now dating Travi$ Scott, the tabloids, and being separated from Jenner for 7 months prior to the public finding out. Tyga also touched on the current issues between his ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian. The rapper revealed he gave Kardashian a heads up of Blac Chyna’s motives before the pair started dating, advice which Kardashian chose to ignore.

Tyga also touched on being ahead of the curve and leaving Cash Money. Being owed at least $12 million from Birdman, paying nearly $1 million to get off the label, and just wanting to see Lil’ Wayne getting the money he is owed. The Last King opened up on Kanye West stepping in and ending Tyga’s beef with Drake, running into 21 Savage in L.A., enjoying single life, his expensive taste, the media trying to portray that he’s broke, and more.

Watch Tyga on The Breakfast Club, plus his visit to Big Boy’s Neighborhood below.

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One of the most anticipated projects coming out of Roc Nation this year is probably Vic Mensa’s The Autobiography. It’s been a long time coming for the Chicago rapper and he’s finally reached the stage to give the world the album he’s been working hard to craft. With features from The-Dream, Pushat T, Pharrell, Ty Dolla $ign, Chief Keef, Syd and more, this Vic’s entrance to the mainstream and he’s showing and proving.

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