Tate Kobang’s 28 EP and Tate Ko full-length project have dropped in a year’s time. The Baltimore is back with a record for the streets, linking up with producer 28 on “PAYOLA.” For the track, Tate travels four hours down the I-95 grabbing Virginia’s own Pusha T who blesses the song with a sharp guest verse. Hear “PAYOLA” below.

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Meek Mill’s new album CHAMPIONSHIPS is set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, projected to move 175k-200k units opening week. The MMG lyricist continued his current promo run with a visit to The Breakfast Club. During the near hour-long conversation, Meek spoke on the new album, reuniting with Drake, if Nicki Minaj tried to end Meek and Drake’s beef while she was dating the former, his recent prison stint, criminal justice reform, the internet being more relevant than television in society now, JAY-Z being the last artist to submit his “What’s Free” verse, albums he liked this year, ending any past beefs he had and more.

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Gunna teamed up with producers TM-88 and Southside on the song “Order,” which dropped earlier this month. The two producers and YSL star return with an official video for their new collaboration. Directed by Zain Alexander Shammas, the spooky visual stars the trio encountering women covered in snakes, spiders creeping around, all in a creepy house filled with candles. Watch it below.

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After making headlines earlier in the day, Cardi B reveals her baby daughter to the world. The Bronx star took to Instagram on Wednesday night (Dec. 5), posting the first public photo of her newborn child Kulture Kiari Cephus. “My heart,” the caption says as the adorable bright-eyed girl is seated in a baby car seat. Since giving birth to Kulture back in July, Cardi and the baby’s father Offset have made an effort to keep their first child together protected from photos until the time was right.

The revelation comes hours after Cardi B sent shockwaves, announcing the rap power couple have broken up. “But we’re not together anymore. I don’t know, it might take time to get a divorce…and I’m going to alway have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father,” said Cardi in the video announcement. The couple will continue to co-parent their newborn daughter. See the photo below.

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Kodak Black’s new album, Dying to Live, is set to drop next week on Dec. 14 via Atlantic Records. The follow-up to last year’s Painting Pictures is lead by the Billboard smash-hit “ZEZE” with Travis Scott and Offset. The Florida rapper recently dropped a new single “Calling My Spirit,” produced by Jake One and Southside. A week after putting out that record, Kodak is back with the official music video. The visual stars the Sniper Gang rapper, smoking on a cigar, laid back and surrounded by a cat and women dressed in lingerie. As Young Kodak gets into storytelling mode, the clip flashes to a jail scene and moments Kodak is floating in heaven.

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As the young rookie in A$AP Mob, Smooky MarGielaa has already collaborated with the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Playboi Carti and, of course, the Mob’s MVPs. But the 16-year-old Bronx rapper’s new solo offering is a real star-studded affair as he jumps on a “Flight to Memphis” with Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky and Juicy J. Stay tuned for Smooky’s debut album coming soon.

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The 25th anniversary celebrations for Wu-Tang Clan’s seminal debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) continue as the legendary rap crew take part in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The bad news: Meth and Ghostface were nowhere to be seen. The good news: RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Cappadonna and U-God ran through a 20-minute medley of Wu bangas including “Triumph,” “Protect Ya Neck” and “C.R.E.A.M.”

ODB’s son, Young Dirty Bastard, was also on hand to take the performance up a few notches in a manner that would make his late father proud.

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Following the release of his debut EP, Waiting to Exhale, Atlanta crooner Paper Lovee quickly follows up with a new single titled “25 Rounds” featuring Detroit newcomer Sada Baby, with production handled by Helluva.

Since his release of the EP, which features the likes of Lil Baby, Yung Bans and YNW Melly, and his signing to 300 Ent., Paper Lovee is quickly becoming one of the hottest new acts in the game.

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In their new interview series, #FindingBET, BET tracks down some of the biggest one-hit wonders the game has seen in the past decade to find out how their career panned out. For the latest episode, BET caught up with J-Kwon, the mastermind behind one of hip-hop’s most popular records of all time, “Tipsy.” Released in 2004, the smash single propelled a 17-year-old from sleeping in the streets to the biggest stage at the time, TRL.

But as we all know, in hip-hop comes “mo’ money, mo’ problems,” which is exactly what J-Kwon faced post “Tipsy.” From child support conspiracies to rumors of him missing, the St. Louis native went through it all, and he finally gets to tell his story, in his words.

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Last month at the New York Comedy Festival, stand-up comedian / musician Nore Davis took over the Brooklyn Urban Gallery, colliding the best of both the art and comedy worlds. At the time, Nore was preparing for the release of his album Too Woke and enlisted artists to create alternate covers inspired by the seven characters Davis plays on the LP.

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