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After premiering the project live at ComplexCon earlier this month, N.E.R.D are set to officially release their new album, No_One Ever Really Dies, next month. This morning, Pharrell announced that N.E.R.D’s comeback album — their first since 2010’s Nothing — will arrive on December 15.

Clocking in 11 songs, No_One Ever Really Dies boasts guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Future, Gucci Mane, Ed Sheeran, Wale, M.I.A. and Rihanna, who appears on the lead single “Lemon.”

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Boosie Badazz’ forthcoming BooPac double album has created a stir online since the Louisiana rapper first announced the title back in April. The 24-song LP is indeed on its way, and now has an official release date of December 15. Releasing via Atlantic Records, the double disc can be pre-ordered now by clicking here.

Along with announcing the release date and unveiling the album cover (see above), Boosie Badazz drops his new single/music video titled “God Wants Me To Ball.” Featuring Grand Hustle/No Genre artist London Jae, watch the visual below.

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JAY-Z has already spoken out against Meek Mill’s harsh prison sentencing on stage and social media, but today he’s taking his gripes to the pages of The New York Times. In an op ed titled The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill, Hov calls out Judge Genece E. Brinkley’s unjust sentence while tackling the lengthy, severe and racist nature of probation.

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For the latter half of 2017, Roy Wood$ has been promoting his forthcoming official debut album Say Less. Most recently, the OVO Sound singer teamed up with Lil’ Yachty and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd on the song “Afterparty.” The Brampton native now reveals the album will be available everywhere on December 1.

Lead by the single “What Are You On?,” the 16-track LP features appearances by PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Back It Up”), dvsn and PnB Rock (“Balance”) and 24Hrs (“Take Time”). Available now for pre-order on iTunes, fans who purchase now will instantly get the album’s title-track, not to be confused with a freestyle of the same name released in July.

Listen below and check out Roy’s breakdown of “Instinct” with Genius. UPDATE: Directed by Gab3, official music video is now added.

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Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy tour wraps up later this month, but he isn’t staying off the road for long. Earlier today, Tyler announced a whole new set of tour dates with a very special co-headliner: Vince Staples.

The West Coast duo, who were once Odd Future collaborators, are set to travel across North America together early next year. Coming in support of Tyler’s Flower Boy and Vince’s Big Fish Theory, the 23-city trek kicks off in Vancouver on January 26 and concludes in Milwaukee on March 4. Taco Bennett will join them on the road as the opening DJ.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 17.

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Despite repping different genres, generations and geography, The Alchemist and Lunice have joined forces for a new EP called Moving Parts. The collaboration was commissioned by Red Bull BC One World Final, the annual b-boy competition that took place in Amsterdam on November 4, which was soundtracked by Lunice and Al’s genre-blending beats. You don’t have to know how to breakdance to appreciate the duo’s Moving Parts EP, though — just listen to the first offering, “Vibration,” below.

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In light of Meek Mill’s recent sentencing to prison after violating probation, a rally was held outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia to protest the ruling and showcase how important the Dreamchasers’ CEO is to the community.

Leading the charge alongside Rick Ross and Meek’s mother, 76er’s basketball legend Dr. J also attended the gathering, calling the punishment “excessive” and “cold.” The hall of famer also questioned the judge’s motives in the case, wondering why she decided against the recommendations of her own D.A.’s office.

Check out a recap of the rally after the jump and sign the petition for his release here.

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Juicy J has already dropped two under-the-influence projects this year — Gas Face and Highly Intoxicated — but he’s still straight enough to have a third release in store. According to Amazon, Juicy’s fourth solo album, Rubba Band Business: The Album, is dropping on December 29. Serving as the official follow-up to 2013’s Stay Trippy, the 13-track project includes collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Travi$ Scott, Offset, Ty Dolla $ign, Project Pat, Denzel Curry, Tory Lanez and Belly — some of which, like 2016’s “No English,” have been out for a minute.

No official announcement from the man himself, but you can check out the Rubba Band Business: The Album tracklisting below.

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Following the success of his well-received single “Water,” Joe Gifted recently inked a deal with Warner Brothers Records; To celebrate, the ATL native has released two new projects.

Stream Mr. Gifted and Gifted I Am after the break, compliments of Datpiff.

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After grinding for the past seven years under the of Kanye West, contributing to all of Yeezy’s albums during that span, it’s finally time for CyHi the Prynce to shine. The pride of East Atlanta is set to drop his long-awaited No Dope On Sundays debut album next week (Nov. 17). The 15-song LP is lead by the singles “Nu Africa” and “Movin’ Around.” Kanye West, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Estelle, Travis Scott, Pusha T, BJ the Chicago Kid and Jagged Edge all make guest appearances.

Pre-order on iTunes now and get an instant download of another new song, this one called “God Bless Your Heart.” Stream the record below and check out the full track list.

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