August 2017


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Kodak Black’s second video in as many days is for a brand new track that doesn’t appear on Project Baby 2. Surrounded by his tight-knit crew, Kodak gets his two-step on around the recording studio in “Fu*k It.” The new track/visual comes a day after the Pompano Beach rapper dropped a visual for “Transportin,” off his new mixtape out now on iTunes.

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Trey Songz has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of disturbing the public in court on Friday (Aug. 18). The charges stem from his arrest after refusing to leave the stage during a concert at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena on Dec. 28. The R&B singer was performing at the 4th annual Big Show alongside Lil’ Yachty and Young M.A, when he was informed by show organizers that his set time was up. According to the Detroit Police Department, Songz was belligerent, throwing microphones and speakers from the stage.

Trigga was arrested shorlty after and taken into custody for malicious destruction of property and obstructing arrest. The following morning, Trey was released on a $25,000 bond. On Friday, the charges of resisting and obstructing a police officer, plus aggravated assault were dismissed as part of his plea deal. Trey has been sentenced to 18 months probation, and also must complete anger management classes, submit to substance abuse screenings and pay restitution.

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A surprise drop, Kodak Black’s Project Baby 2 mixtape released on Friday at the stroke of midnight. Offset of Migos, XXXTENTACION, JackBoy and John Wicks all appear on project, that’s available on all streaming platforms and iTunes. As the day comes to a close, the Pompano Beach rapper supports PB2 by dropping a music video for “Transportin.” Currently on house arrest, Kodak moves from his plush home to the studio, while flashing cash, jewelry and a fleet of exotic whips in the short clip.

Watch the orange-colored themed video below.

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A$AP Ferg is closing out the summer strong with his newly released Still Striving mixtape. Out now on iTunes, the 14-track project is loaded with appearances by A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Cam’ron, Migos, Dave East, NAV, Lil’ Yachty, Playboi Carti, Busta Rhymes, MadeinTYO and more.

Setting off the mixtape is a track titled “Trap And A Dream,” a heavy-knocking street anthem that features Meek Mill, who is known for his own stellar project intros. Listen to the A$AP-MMG connection below.

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Lupe Fiasco’s DROGAS Light LP came out back in February, and now the Chicago rapper is working on DROGAS Wave due in 2018. Keeping the focus on his latest project, Lupe drops a black-and-white music video for the song “Made In the USA.”

The intense visual touches on the various social issues plaguing America from capitalism, gun violence, the KKK, racism, drugs and more. Watch it below and get DROGAS Light on iTunes.

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Since the release of his latest No. 1 album 4:44 back in June, JAY-Z has chosen to the let the music do the talking passing on doing any press run. Instead, the mogul/rapper has kept fans at attention by dropping brilliant “Footnotes” visual conversation pieces, plus music videos for songs like “Moonlight,” “BAM” and last week’s offering “MaNyfaCedGod.”

For this week’s drop, the man himself gives an in-depth interview speaking about his most personal album to-date. In part 1 of the Rap Radar podcast, JAY-Z hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller at his Los Angeles area mansion, where he sites down and discusses how 4:44 came together with producer No I.D., the massive marketing plan, putting so much content into a 10-song LP, 4:44‘s ranking with all his solo projects, Billboard not counting corporations pre-purchasing albums and free downloads, Tyler the Creator’s recent rant towards TIDAL, Spotify vs. TIDAL, empowering African-Americans, the controversial money phone lyric on “The Story of O.J.,” his current relationship with Kanye West and why is hasn’t been reconciled, the infamous elevator fight with Solange, and Jay confirms the 4:44 album title theory is real.

Available exclusively on TIDAL, watch the nearly 70-minute first part below.

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NAV and Metro Boomin released their Perfect Timing collaborative LP late last month. The XO artist and St. Louis hitmaking producer quickly dropped a visual for their “Perfect Timing (Intro)” shortly after. NAV and Young Metro are back with their second music video in support of the project, tapping director R.J. Sanchez to visualize the song “Call Me.”

Watch as the pair enjoys Atlanta’s strip clubs, before speeding off to an empty surburban parking lot. Perfect Timing is available on iTunes.

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Gucci Mane surprised fans with the revelation he’s dropping a new album titled Mr. Davis on September 15. Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Chris Brown, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign, Monica, Young Dolph, Rico Love and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd all make guest appearances on Guwop’s upcoming LP, available now for pre-order.

Gucci’s fellow ATLiens Migos also contribute to the album, hopping on the new Metro Boomin-produced single “I Get the Bag.” Hours after dropping their new record, the “Slippery” collaborators are back with a lavish music video directed by Eif Rivera.

Watch Gucci and Migos live life in a mansion filled with women below.

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Meek Mill’s new album Wins & Losses debuted No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart last month. The Philadelphia MC continued his current album campaign with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (Aug. 17).

As tensions are high following the recent violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the timing seemed fitting as Meek Mill and special guest The-Dream performed their “Young Black America” collaboration for the first-time. Backed by The Roots, watch the performance below and get Wins & Losses on iTunes.

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Former Clipse member and Pusha T’s older brother No Malice drops his sophomore LP, Let The Dead Bury The Dead. Out now on all streaming platforms and iTunes, the 10-track LP includes previously releases tracks “Fake News” and “So Woke.”

No Malice keeps it solo on the full project, without any additional guest features. Stream Let The Dead Bury The Dead below.

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