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Travi$ Scott and OG Chase B’s .wav Radio returned to Apple Music’s Beats 1 on Friday afternoon (Dec. 9). This week’s episode featured Migos member Quavo who appeared as a guest. La Flame and Quavo discussed the group’s come up the last four years, the possibility of a Quavo-Scott joint album, when Quavo is planning to put out a solo LP and more. Towards the end of the show, the Migos (minus Offset) and Scott kick a fun and hilarious six-minute freestyle off the top.

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Ab-Soul’s new album DWTW is out now and offically in-stores. After a visit to HOT 97, the TDE spitter continued his promo run with an appearance on Sway in the Morning this week. The lyrical MC spoke with Sway about the new album, broke down some lyrics from the project, touched on the subject of satanism, spoke on his relationship with model/video vixen Yaris Sanchez, and kicked an acapella freestyle (27:30 mark). Soulo also stopped by The Breakfast Club where he touched on his issues with Jay Electronica and Troy Ave, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly inspiring him and what that album maybe hard to digest for the younger audience.

At the 24:00 minute mark, Ab-Soul confirmed that the long-rumored collaborative album by Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole exists and is in the works. When asked by Charlamagne if he has a verse on the album, the Carson-native responded, “I can’t speak on that. I wish I could.” “These guys, they move like the mob,” he continued. “You never know with these guys… I don’t know too much about it. I just hope the use my verse.”

But there is a Kendrick-Cole album?,” Ab-Soul was asked by Charlamagne. “They got it,” Ab-Soul said. “They got something in the works. They’ve been working on that motherf**ker for a while.” After Breakfast Club interview aired, FADER reached out to Ab-Soul for further comment, to which he replied “It’s a myth” *joker smile*.”

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Shortly after the U.S. Presidential Election on Nov. 9, Macklemore released “Wednesday Morning,” a song that touches on the various social issues plaguing the country. Along with racial inequality, women’s and the LGBTQ rights, the Grammy Award-winning rapper speaks to his newborn daughter Sloane on the song. “Imagine trying to keep your head while your daughter sleeps in bed, and when she wakes up, will the world be the same? Will my girl be afraid in the home of the brave?,” he raps.

On Friday (Dec. 9), Macklemore appeared on The Ellen Show. Visiting his No. 1 supporter, the Seattle-native performed his somber record, as black-and-white images of children, the American flag and more are projected in the background. Get the song on iTunes and watch below.

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The Hidden Figures film and motion picture soundtrack is in theatres and stores today. Pharrell Williams, who produced the project and scored the movie, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night. Along with Texas gospel star Kim Burrell and a full choir, Pharrell performed “I See a Victory” off the soundtrack.

Pharrell would also sit down with Jimmy Fallon to discuss a recent meeting with friend David Blaine in Paris, and gave the host some fashion advice.

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Travis Scott during Thursday's 12/08/16 show in New York. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2016CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Travi$ Scott appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night (Dec. 8). Backed by OG Chase B, La Flame took to the studio stage to perform the songs “Sweet Sweet” and “Goosebumps.” Both tracks appear on Scott’s No. 1 album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.

“Goosebumps,” which features TDE’s Kendrick Lamar, was recently announced as the next single off the Houston rapper/producer’s stellar album. Watch the performance below.

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Remy Ma achieved a career milestone earlier this week, getting two GRAMMY nominations for “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song” for “All the Way Up” with Fat Joe and French Montana. The Bronx spitter and her husband Papoose stopped by HOT 97’s Funkmaster Flex Show on Wednesday night (Dec. 7). The VH1 Love & Hip-Hop NY stars sat down and took over the mics to spit a few bars.

Check out Remy and Papoose rapping over Nas’ “NY State of Mind” and JAY Z’s “Where I’m From” below.

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Childish Gambino recently updated his PHAROS Earth app with a virtual reality video of him performing “Me and Your Mama” — the lead single from his newly released album Awaken, My Love! — during his Joshua Tree festival earlier this year. For those that don’t have the app, you can now enjoy ‘Bino’s performance in all its colorful, tribal, virtual reality glory on YouTube below.

This isn’t the only VR experience Gambino has in store for us: he’s also releasing a limited edition “virtual reality vinyl” of his new album next year. Pre-orders are available here.

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After stops on Ellen, Good Morning America and The Tonight Show, John Legend continued his recent promo run on Monday night with a visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden. Like his previous performances, the Grammy Award winner gave a flawless live rendition of his current single “Love Me Now.”

John Legend’s new album, Darkness and Light, is out now.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has set a high bar for Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz and The Roots, but the rap vets came through with a Broadway-worthy performance of “My Shot” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Do you see Busta’s coat?!

“My Shot” is just one of the many star-studded songs off The Hamilton Mixtape, which is set to top the Billboard 200 next week with between 175,000 and 200,000 sales.

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Fashion and music collide as the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired on CBS on Monday night (Dec. 5). Taped last week at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, supermodels like Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk, Maria Borges and more rip the runway in sexy lingerie and sleepwear in front of the star-studded audience.

Lady Gaga opened the show with a powerful performance of “Million Reasons” and later returning for “A-YO,” while Bruno Mars threw on the the fur coat and rocked the stage with “Chunky” and “24K Magic.” The Weeknd, who performed at last year’s show, brought his heavenly vocals with a live rendition of “Starboy,” an extra special moment as his on-again, off-again girlfriend Bella Hadid walked the runway alongside the XO crooner.

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