Fans have been waiting for Young Thug’s upcoming Slime Language project. The Atlanta rapper finally announced its release date on Tuesday night (Aug. 14). Taking to social media, Thugger Thugger revealed Slime Language arrives on his birthday (Aug. 16). Dropping this Thursday, the 13-track project will feature guest appearances by Lil’ Uzi Vert, Jacquees, Lil’ Baby, Gunna and more. Its Young Thug’s second project this year, following April’s Hear No Evil EP. Currently, Young Thug is on the road on J. Cole’s “KOD” North American tour with Jaden Smith.

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Bruno Mars is calling on a few friends to join him on the road. The pop superstar announced on Tuesday (Aug. 14) that Ciara, Boyz II Men, Ella Mai and Charlie Wilson have been added to his “24K Magic World Tour” finale. The news comes a few weeks after Cardi B, the original additional act on the tour, pulled out to take time to recovery after her pregnancy. While the new additions won’t perform together on the same night, the four will appear on various dates throughout the North American tour which kicks off on Sept. 7 in Denver, CO.

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The annual Camp Flog Gnaw Festival returns to Los Angeles later this year, and the 2018 edition lineup i stacked. Curated by Tyler, the Creator, the two-day event is headlined by Kanye West and Kid Cudi, performing as Kids See Ghosts. SZA, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, and Ms. Lauryn Hill round out the main acts. The Internet, Raphael Saadiq, BROCKHAMPTON, Virgil Abloh, Pusha T, Majid Jordan, Playboi Carti, Little Dragon, Jaden Smith and more round out the lineup.

The 2018 Camp Flog Gnaw Festival takes place November 10-11 at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets go on-sale at 12 p.m. local time. See the full lineup below.

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6LACK is close to giving the world his upcoming sophomore album. The Atlanta star took to social media on Monday (Aug. 13), to announce the new project will be titled East Atlanta Love Letter. Lead by the single “Switch,” the album will serve as a follow-up to 6LACK’s stellar 2016 FREE 6LACK. The highly-praised FREE 6LACK received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album. The news also comes with the announcement of the “East Atlanta Love Letter” world tour.

The 29-date trek runs this fall/winter from October-December. The road show starts overseas in South Africa, Australia and New Zeland. From there, the tour returns to North America with stops in Memphis, Montreal, Boston, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin. 6LACK will be supported by Tierra Whack, Summer Walker, THEY. and Boogie, as tickets can be purchased this Friday (Aug. 17) on the official website.

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Both Lil’ Durk and Valee are coming off releasing projects earlier this year. The two Chicago natives now join forces, collaborating on “Do the Most.” Over the hard knocking production of Young Chop, DJ L and Chase Davis, the OTF representer and G.O.O.D. Music signee go back-and-forth trading verses on the record. Hear it in full below.

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Nicki Minaj is currently on a promo run in support of her new album, QUEEN. A recent interview with HOT 97 created some tension, sparking a back-and-forth on Twitter between Minaj and her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels. During their public spat on Tuesday (Aug. 14), allegations of abuse, paying for prostitutes, infidelity and more were brought up.

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Congrats to Eric and Jeff for hitting 200 episodes of A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal! Over the last three years, the Rosenthal brothers have picked the brain (and ticked the funny bone) of countless people within the hip-hop community, from Cardi B and Combat Jack (RIP) to Mac Miller and our very own Miss Info. The podcast has even taken them from their Upper West Side apartment all the way to London.

For their 200th episode, though, Eric and Jeff turn the tables and tell their own story. Sitting down with Naomi Zeichner, former Editor-in-Chief of The FADER, the Rosenthals walk us through their journey from young rap nerds growing up in Westchester, New York to carving out their own lane as respected hip-hop sketch comedians (and, of course, podcast hosts).

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Mac Miller brought his new album Swimming to late night TV last night. With a little help from Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Mac performed a vibrantly funky rendition of “Ladders” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Swimming currently sits at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 after shipping 66,000 first-week copies.

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After a delay, Nicki Minaj’s long-awaited new album QUEEN arrived last Friday (Aug. 10). Days after the album and a bonus song with Nas released, the Young Money MC is back with a music video for the intro “Ganja Burn.” Directed by Mert + Marcus, the fiery and apocalyptic brings Minaj’s stunning album cover to life. The VEVO premiere runs at a little over six minutes, with a few NSFW scenes of Minaj showing off her apocalyptic figure.

QUEEN features appearances by Lil’ Wayne, Ariana Grande, Eminem, The Weeknd, Future, Foxy Brown, Swae Lee and Labrinth. Watch “Ganja Burn” below.

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Generation Now is the music label of DJ Drama and Don Cannon, best known as the home of Lil’ Uzi Vert. Following the success of Uzi, Drama and Cannon now introduce the newest signee to Generation Now, Lil’ James. Hailing from Detroit, Lil’ James grew up in the foster care system living in more than 12 homes. Eventually, James would move to Atlanta where music serves as his inspiration, growing up on Lil’ Wayne and the Hot Boyz. After slowly working on his craft with the mentorship of DJ Drama and Don Cannon, Lil’ James drops his debut project 21 Years Later.

Coming in at eleven tracks, 21 Years Later features guest appearances by Jacquees and Kap G. Stream the project below.

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