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After ten years of silence, dealing with a divorce and custody issues, Nas is speaking out once and for all. The rapper and entrepreneur took to Instagram on Thursday (Sept. 6), responding to his ex-wife Kelis’ allegations of abuse during their marriage. Back in April, Kelis revealed in an interview that Nas was unfaithful to her during their marriage and the Queens MC physically abused her, often leaving bruises on her body.

I didn’t Wana speak up because i have real respect for our women. And definitely my son. I do not beat women. I did not beat up my ex wife. Stop,” said Nas in a series on lengthy Instagram posts. Throughout the emotional rant, Nas touches on the abuse allegations, not being able to see his son, financial issues during their divorce and custody battle, and more. Read it all below.

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Nicki Minaj’s new album QUEEN is out now and available everywhere, releasing this past Friday (Aug. 10). Minaj’s fourth studio LP was slated to arrive next week on August 17th, pushed back due to a record that samples music great Tracy Chapman. Instead, Nicki surprised fans by putting the album out a week early without that song. HOT 97’s Funkmaster Flex announced on Saturday (Aug. 11) that he would premiere a song that didn’t make the album’s final cut, a track featuring Nicki’s ex-boyfriend Nas.

As it turns out, the Queens connection is a record called “Sorry” which samples Tracy Champman’s “Baby Can I Hold You” (famously used by reggae artist Shelly Thunder on “Sorry”). Hear it below.

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Lil Kim’s return to music has been off to a good start. The Queen Bee dropped a video earlier this summer for “Spicy” featuring Fabolous and recently put out her latest single “Nasty One.” Kimmy Blanco now supports “Nasty One” with a sexy music video, Lil’ Kim style. Backed by dancers, the Brooklyn veteran enjoys the lavish life poolside, before moving indoors to her mansion where she seduces her shirtless co-star.

I naturally wanted the video to reflect that with the super sexy Caribbean vibe, vivid colors and the dancing. When my fans watch the video, I want them to ultimately jump up and groove with it,” says Kim. Watch below.

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Tinashe’s JOYRIDE sophomore album dropped just three months ago. It appears there’s more to come very soon, as the singer has teased a new project titled Nashe. Entirely produced by Hitmaka, fans got their first taste of what’s to come with “Like I Used To” earlier this month. The R&B singer follows that up with another track, this one called “Throw a Fit.”

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Tinashe finally released her JOYRIDE sophomore album back in April. With no plans of slowing down and always giving back to her fans, the R&B singer returns with a new record called “Like I Used To.” On the mid-tempo produced by Smash David and Hitmaka, Tinashe is ready to move on from a significant other after the trust and love faded away.

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Lil’ Kim appears to be in a groove musically, open to unleash new records more frequently. Earlier this year, the Queen Bee released her new single “Spicy” with Fabolous and followed that up with its music video last month. Kimmy Blanco is now back, giving her loyal fans another new single, this one titled “Nasty One.” A mid-tempo record for the clubs, Lil’ Kim keeps the slick raps coming when it comes to sex talk.

Out now in international markets, get “Nasty One” on iTunes in North America at midnight.

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z shocked music lovers last week with their surprise album, Everything Is Love. The long-awaited joint album from the power couple debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. The Carters were edged out this week by band 5 Seconds of Summer, whose third studio album Youngblood took the No. 1 spot. Despite being released on a Saturday afternoon as a TIDAL exclusive last weekend, Everything Is Love moved 123,000 (70,000 in traditional album sales). The project did not become available on iTunes and all streaming platforms until the following Monday (Jun. 18).

While the Hip-Hop community continues to mourn the death of XXXTentacion, his ? album rose to No. 3 on Billboard this week with 94,000 units. The project previously hit No. 1 on the chart during its debut week, back in late March. Nas’ first album in six years, NASIR, lands at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The Kanye West executive-produced opus is Nas’ 12th Top 10 album, moving 77,000 units opening week (49,000 traditional album sales).

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The journey to Nas’ 11th studio album has been a long one. The iconic Queens MC’s last full-length LP, Life Is Good, came out six years ago in 2012. Since then, fans have been teased, until things were made official via a shocking announcement by Kanye West in June. After much patience and anticipation, Nas’ new album has finally arrived. Entitled NASIR, the 7-track project is the 4th body of work executive produced by Kanye West to drop in as many weeks. Premiered at a listening session in NYC under the Queensboro Bridge, NASIR features guest appearances by The-Dream and Kanye West.

The album comes after the Kanye executive produced DAYTONA by Pusha T, West’s own ye, and the joint album KIDS SEE GHOSTS. The final project to drop is Teyana Taylor’s untitled sophomore LP, due June 22. Stream NASIR below, courtesy of TIDAL.

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DMV rapper Rico Nasty delivers a full length project after landing a new deal with Atlantic, along with a The Fader cover. The rising star is also on a nationwide tour.

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Six years have passed since the release of Nas’ last studio LP, Life Is Good. As a part of a daunting five week collection of releases executive produced by Kanye West, the Queens MC’s long-awaited new album is near. First announced by West back in June, Nas is celebrating his new project titled NASIR, with a listening session steps away from where he grew up in Queensbridge, New York City. Fans can get their first listen of the album via a live stream courtesy of Mass Appeal Records and YouTube.

NASIR is the 4th consecutive project in as many weeks executive produced by Kanye West. It follows Pusha T’s DAYTONA, Kanye’s ye, Kid Cudi and Kanye’s joint album KIDS SEE GHOSTS. The final project to drop is Teyana Taylor’s untitled sophomore LP, due June 22.

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