Chris Brown, T-Pain & PARTYNEXTDOOR To Bless A1’s "Turbulence" Album

A1 could also be higher know for tenure on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop than his musical agenda, however do not let that spoil your urge for food for his upcoming mission Turbulence. If every thing falls in place, A1 will be capable to eclipse the bottom he is lined as a producer to date.

Turbulence will boast contributions from the likes O.T. Genasis, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Ty Dolla $ign, YBN Almighty Jay, Nelly, Fabolous, and even Chris Brown, who on appearances alone, is most deserving his platinum cardholder standing, primarily based on the prolific nature their work partnership.

You would possibly recall seeing A1 Bentley, as he is alternately recognized, listed because the producer on many Chris Brown’s hits, together with “Party,” “Wrist,” “Roses,” and “Hope You Do.” The record goes on. But on April fifth, all of the digicam and lights shall be drawn on A1, and deservedly so: he is paid his dues behind the barracks, with out asking for a penny in return.

Turbulence

1. No Help
2. Cash App (feat. YBN Almighty Jay)
three. Secret (feat. T-Pain)
four. Came Up
5. We Know About You (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Nelly)
6. Slimey Nights (feat. Isaac Flame)
7. Why Not
eight. Pattie Cake (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR & 24hrs)
9. Even
10. Demons (feat. Joey Diggs)
11. Mac Down (feat. Fulani)
12. Forfeit (feat. Fabolous)
13. Toot That Whoa Whoa (feat. Chris Brown & PC)
14. Tuh (feat. O.T. Genasis)

New Music: PnB Rock feat. Lil Skies ‘I Like Girls’

PnB Rock hyperlinks up with Lil Skies on his new single “I Like Girls.”

Over the melodic Hitmaka manufacturing, the Philadelphia rapper sings about “ladies who like ladies.” His Atlantic labelmate Skies provides his rap-sung circulate, revealing that he has “no sort like Swae Lee.”

During an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, PnB praised Skies for his “melodies and wordplay.” “He’s saying stuff,” he mentioned. “He not simply placing phrases collectively that don’t make no sense, he utilizing phrases that folks actually don’t by no means usually would use as a rapper…He obtained a pleasant vocabulary.”

“I Like Girls” is the primary single off PnB’s upcoming debut Trapstar Turnt Popstar. Due in May, the album additionally options appearances from Quavo, Tee Grizzley, and the late XXXTentacion.

Amidst Legal Battles in three Continents, Spotify Enters High Stakes Talks with Each Major Label

Spotify stays entrenched in battles throughout three continents.  Will this in the end harm the corporate’s negotiating place?

Nearly a 12 months after its IPO, Spotify has reportedly entered into licensing settlement talks with the Big three – Universal, Sony, and Warner Music Group.

According to sources acquainted with the conditions, the negotiations stay in “very early phases.”  The high-stakes talks will reportedly affect the corporate’s revenue margins for years to come back.  These usually go on for a number of months, or generally even longer.

Instead of reaching new offers, the streaming music big and every main label might merely lengthen their present settlement.

The negotiations come at a essential time for Spotify amidst robust criticism from the music trade.

In a break up choice final month, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) dominated in favor of a 44% royalty improve for songwriters on streaming music companies.  This reportedly marks the primary time in 110 years songwriters have obtained a rise.

Spotify with the ruling.  Along with Pandora, Amazon, and Google, the streaming music big filed a separate discover with the U.S. District Court of Appeals.

That transfer of prime music executives – together with Irving Azoff – in addition to the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), songwriter Justin Tranter, music attorneys similar to Dina LaPolt, and main publishers, together with Warner/Chappell.

In a separate antitrust battle with Apple, the Cupertino firm Spotify’s choice to primarily ‘sue’ songwriters.

Spotify sued music creators after a call by the US Copyright Royalty Board required Spotify to extend its royalty funds.

This isn’t simply improper, it represents an actual, significant, and damaging step backwards for the music trade.

Prior to the antitrust submitting, the streaming music big had lastly launched in India.  But, to take action, Spotify a statutory license to make use of Warner/Chappell’s repertoire with out its authorization.  The firm awaits the result of its authorized battle in India.

The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP), which represents tons of of publishers all over the world, has totally backed Warner/Chappell in its dispute with the streaming music big.

These fights might in the end affect who comes out on prime within the negotiations.  With paid streaming income now outpacing bodily and obtain revenues in main markets, this begs the query.  Who wants who?  Does Spotify want main labels?  Or do main labels want the streaming music big?

Downplaying the corporate’s present battles with the music trade, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek informed the Financial Times,

Are there points on occasion about compensation, as there are between each provider and retailer?  Of course.

The music trade went via a part the place it was nearly in a decade-long decline . . . in the event you have a look at the connection now from after we began . . . the connection is lots higher.

Previously, Spotify negotiated its licensing offers because it geared as much as launch its IPO.  Reducing royalty payouts, main labels had reportedly agreed to assist the corporate make its case on Wall Street.  From 2016 to 2017, Spotify’s annual gross margin jumped from 16% to 22%.  In its earlier monetary quarter, that quantity jumped to 26.7%.

Yet, the corporate’s place could have now modified.

Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan defined,

Years in the past, Spotify was caught on this narrative that it was Spotify towards the artists.  They managed to maneuver the dialogue away from that, partly due to efficient PR and partly as a result of artists had been getting larger checks.

This all has turned again the clock.”

As the corporate waits for the result of its authorized battles throughout three circumstances – North America, Europe, and Asia – Daniel Ek has merely labeled them as a “coincidence.”

This isn’t a case that we determined 48 hours in the past that we wished to do.  I want it went that quick.

 


 

Cam Newton Explains Why He’s Giving Up Sex For A Full Month: Video

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made an look on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday night time, the place he revealed the he has determined to not have intercourse for all the month March.

Furthermore, Newton defined “no climax,” interval.

“In March — I hope that is an grownup crowd, it seems like it’s — no climax,” Newton stated. 

Newton defined to Corden and fellow visitor, actor David Boreanaz, that he has been giving up one thing every month. For occasion, in January it was playing and in February it was meat. 

When Boreanaz joked that Newton ought to’ve taken the “no intercourse” problem in February, as a result of it is the shortest month, the Panthers QB responded, “I wished it to be difficult.” He added, “I’m coming f shoulder surgical procedure.”

So why is Cam taking a vow celibacy, and giving up different issues he loves every month? According to him, it helps sharpen the thoughts.

“It makes my thoughts stronger,” Newton stated. “So when the season comes round, I say if I did these issues, I’m mentally stronger.”

You can take a look at another clips from Cam’s look on The Late Late Show with James Corden within the movies embedded under.

Kodak Black Doubles Down On Tupac & Biggie Comments: "I am Better Than Them"

Kodak Black hasn’t been shying away from controversy over the previous month. Yesterday, he made a fairly daring declare, saying he ought to be talked about alongside the GOATS hip-hop resembling Biggie, Nas, and Tupac. He instantly confronted backlash on the Internet however as we have discovered with the Young M.A. state of affairs, that is not sufficient for him to backtrack on his feedback. The rapper went again on Instagram Live as we speak to double down on his claims that he is on the extent Tupac, Biggie and Nas.

“People tryna say, oh, I can not put myself within the class with Tupac and them,” he stated on his Instagram Live stream. “Actually, I am higher than them n***as. You know why? Like, ‘trigger, I stay what I rap about. Them n***as was similar to — them n***as was simply legends ‘trigger they died.”

Kodak’s claims could have turned heads however this is not the primary time he is likened himself to 2 essentially the most celebrated rappers in historical past. In 2016, across the time he launched his mixtape, Lil B.I.G Pac, he declared himself higher than each Tupac and Biggie, which prompted an equal quantity controversy on the time.

Over the previous month, Kodak’s stirred the pot up fairly a bit. He kicked issues f by feuding with Lil Wayne‘s daughter Reginae. Earlier this week, he revealed that he allegedly acquired into an altercation with Sticky Fingaz. And course, he is been bugging the hell out Young M.A..

Anderson .Paak’s Idea For "Ventura" Album Had Dr. Dre Scratching His Head

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Anderson .Paak is on high of the world proper now. Following his current Grammy Award win for “Bubblin’,” the multi-talented artist helped launch the #LoveThyBar marketing campaign with Jameson Irish Whiskey, whereas concurrently touring abroad.

Armed along with his signature smile, the Aftermath signee exudes an air of confidence wherever he goes, one thing he credit to his mom.

“I really feel like I got here up in a assured family,” he tells HipHopDX. “My mother was an entrepreneur developing. She had three ladies and I used to be the one boy. My mother was the boss. She didn’t even have to inform me. I simply watched her and watched how exhausting she labored to get all of us the place we have been at. I didn’t know on the time, however I used to be simply absorbing all of that.”

But Paak didn’t all the time really feel that approach. He admits he didn’t develop up with that sort of assertiveness. It was music that in the end supplied a effectively of shallowness.

“I used to be very shy developing, however I feel the place I gained my confidence was in my craft,” he explains. “Once I obtained into music and located my objective, and I began studying how you can play drums, you couldn’t inform me I wasn’t cute [laughs]. You couldn’t inform me I wasn’t humorous. I knew I used to be placing every little thing into that and that was my basis. I used to be assured in that and that simply spilled over. The extra I developed that, the extra snug I obtained.”

He continues, “Naturally, I feel I’m in all probability extra shy and I’ve extra of a goofy facet and extra of a glance on life that’s like ‘all the time see the humorous elements.’ I feel that’s the place possibly the boldness comes from too. When I see folks which are actually cocky or have a giant ego, that’s an incentive to me in itself. When I got here up, folks used to make enjoyable of me on a regular basis. We used to make enjoyable of one another. I used to be simply chubby with braces. I didn’t assume I wasn’t gonna get ladies. I nonetheless felt like that was what made me, me and that was it. As I obtained older, effectively, I’m 32 now so you’ll be able to’t inform me shit. Being in your 30s was like much more in tune with ladies. You’re extra assured with who you might be and the place and what you might be.”

With Oxnard out, Paak is targeted on releasing his subsequent effort, Ventura, which can mark his second album govt produced by Dr. Dre. When Paak was in highschool, he really informed himself he would work with the N.W.A legend sooner or later.

“I even had this imaginative and prescient in Seoul, [South] Korea that I’d work with Dr. Dre,” he says. “I didn’t know till now how like-minded we’re and the way a lot the identical we’re, however I knew at the back of my head that I used to be going to get there. It’s loopy as a result of all I paid consideration to in my life then was Dr. Dre, Hip Hop, music and sleep.”

When Dre and Paak initially hopped within the studio collectively to work on Oxnard, the Doctor wasn’t even conscious the bold artist needed to do two albums.

“Ventura is a blessing,” he says. “I informed Dre once we have been possibly about 80 % into the Oxnard report that I needed to really do two data and he began scratching his head. I used to be like, ‘Trust me, I obtained a present.’ I knew we couldn’t have 30 songs on one album. But we couldn’t come to phrases.

“I used to be like, ‘Let me do two, man. One will likely be gritty, one will likely be fairly. I gotta inform either side once more from my upbringing. Since I went to highschool and just about grew up in Ventura, I used to be going forwards and backwards between Oxnard and Ventura. My education and the place I used to be really residing was in Ventura. They are two completely different environments, no less than once I was residing on the market.”

Paak says Ventura will differ from Oxnard when it comes to lyrical content material. Based on what he describes, it seems like it will likely be way more introspective.

“I began to see there have been two completely different sides of this story,” he explains. “There was a gaggle of songs that have been extra soulful and one other group of songs that also had the soul and the funk, however they have been simply extra gritty. I’m getting head within the automobile on songs [on Oxnard] and we’re speaking about ‘Sweet Chick’ or we obtained ‘Tints.’ We obtained numerous dangerous subjects on that one.

“It was nonetheless numerous enjoyable and each albums have been superb. Both albums have been made with numerous ambition. I needed to have the ability to inform the opposite facet of somebody that’s a bit extra weak on this album although. I made a track ‘Love Air’ speaking about ‘Yo, is that this only a feeling?’ And I’m nonetheless speaking about relationship points and speaking about social commentary and political issues. We wanted that facet too I felt like.”

On Ventura, Dre additionally loosened up the reins and let Paak take extra management.

“Dre had numerous belief in me with this one as a result of I felt like he needed to be actually fingers on with Oxnard, which he was, and I’m glad he was,” he explains. “I used to be capable of study quite a bit and permit myself to be actually produced by among the best and belief quite a bit with him. That was that. And he was like, ‘Cool man, you are able to do your factor on this one.’ He gave me numerous leeway and belief.”

There’s a way Paak is bursting with satisfaction that his first album with Dre even noticed the sunshine of day. The Aftermath CEO has a historical past of shelving albums, which wasn’t misplaced on Paak.

“I’m ’bout to place an entire album out once more,” he says. “It’s gonna be not even six months aside or one thing. When I signed to Dre, all people stated, ‘You by no means popping out. You gonna miss your likelihood.’ But I’m about to go back-to-back on them and every little thing retains going. Of course, he’s nonetheless Dre and if it has his identify on it, you recognize he works very exhausting on it.

“You understand it ain’t leaving and getting his stamp with out him approving every little thing. But it simply so occurs that we see eye-to-eye on numerous issues. We’re rattling close to birthday twins and I get it. He will get me, I get him. We give one another our house once we want it. Like I stated earlier than, we’re all about working with one another to make one thing that we each respect.”

Paak and his band The Free Nationals are embarking on an enormous nationwide tour subsequent month. It features a cease at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, which can mark his first headlining present on the historic outside venue.

Like Thundercat — who will likely be alongside for the journey — Paak was a superb good friend of the late Mac Miller. He says he might really feel Miller’s spirit enveloping him whereas he was engaged on his albums and “completely” feels it on a regular basis.

“I heard considered one of his favourite songs immediately after which I simply mechanically felt him,” he remembers. “It all the time simply places a smile on my face. He had such an ideal humorousness and I do know he’s round. I do know he’s been hollering. I do know he’s seeing all of the humorous shit that’s occurring in my life proper now. I do know he is aware of that I can deal with it and I do know he’s simply crackin’ up. And I hope that he’s proud.”

Ventura is predicted to reach on April 12.

In the Wake of Jussie Smollett's Arrest, 'Empire' Ratings Hit an All-Time Low

Crime fabricator Jussie Smollett has been the butt of jokes for weeks.  Cast members of ‘Empire’ aren’t laughing.

On March 20th, Empire achieved a brand-new low.

In the present’s second episode because the arrest of Jussie Smollett, the numbers for ‘Empire’ had been something however good.  It was the lowest-rated episode within the present’s 5-year historical past.

The present was seen by fewer than four million viewers. Even extra troubling, it solely had a 1.1 score within the all-important 18-49 demographic.

By comparability, the earlier week’s episode — which was the present’s midseason premiere — had an viewers of four.four million individuals and scored a score of 1.three.  That itself was a poor displaying, however the newest episode misplaced 10% of these preliminary viewers and shed 11% within the rankings.

The present is presently on a decidedly downward arc, with the midseason premiere shedding 14% of its viewers (and 17% in rankings) from the ultimate episode broadcast in 2018.

Before the most recent episode aired, the earlier low for the collection was an episode that aired final Halloween. It had an viewers of four.2 million individuals and a score of 1.2.

So maybe we will’t blamed this all on Jussie.

Largely due to the decline in individuals watching “Empire” that evening, CBS was in a position to tie Fox for first place within the primetime rankings for the 18-49 demographic.  The community’s episode of “Survivor” led all exhibits.

Lee Daniels, who’s the creator and showrunner of “Empire,” posted a video on Instagram within the speedy aftermath of Smollett’s arrest.  He stated that each he and the members of the present’s forged had skilled what he known as “ache, anger, unhappiness and frustration” due to the arrest.

Smollett, who performs musician Jamal Lyon on “Empire,” was indicted on February 20th for disorderly conduct.  The Chicago Police have charged him with paying two males to stage a hate-crime assault, each of whom cooperated with authorities.

The police have additionally accused Smollett of submitting a false police report, and additional allege that the actor staged the assault as a result of he was sad with how a lot he incomes whereas engaged on “Empire.”

According to trade studies, Smollett earns $20,000 per episode.  Or, at the least that was his earlier compensation.

Jameela Jamil Calls Out Khloe Kardashian For Flat Tummy Tea Ad: "Be Smarter"

Khloe Kardashian (and each different Kardashian and Jenner) aren’t any rookies with regards to selling Flat Tummy Teas, lollipops, or dental whitening merchandise on their Instagram. One Khloe’s newest shares to her feed is for a meal substitute tea and The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil is not right here for it. 

Jameela hopped in Khloe’s remark part to put out some info she ought to most likely take into account earlier than selling the “NON-FDA authorised product” to the tons of ladies who comply with the truth star. 

Jameela Jamil Calls Out Khloe Kardashian For Flat Tummy Tea Ad: "Be Smarter"
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“If you are too irresponsible to: a) come clean with the truth that you could have a private coach, nutritionist, possible chef, and a surgeon to attain your aesthetic, moderately than this laxative product,” she wrote. “And b) inform them the negative effects this NON-FDA authorised product, that the majority medical doctors are saying aren’t wholesome. Side results akin to: Possible Flat Tummy Tea negative effects are cramping, abdomen pains, diarrhea and dehydration…Then I assume I’ve to.”

“It’s extremely terrible that this trade bullied you till you grew to become this fixated in your look,” she continued. “That’s the media’s fault. But now please do not put that again into the world, and damage different ladies, the best way you could have been damage. You’re a sensible lady. Be smarter than this.”

Erica Mena Reacts To Ex-Boyfriend Cliff Dixon’s Death: "You Didn’t Deserve This"

This morning, we sadly reported that Cliff Dixon, Kevin Durant‘s “adopted brother” and Erica Mena’s ex-boyfriend, had passed away after being shot multiple times outside his birthday party. Dixon was celebrating his 32nd yr life this week when he was struck with bullets within the parking zone a nightclub. Many his friends have been extending their condolences to Dixon’s family and close friends, with Meek Mill, Dave East and Fabolous all talking out in regards to the younger man’s passing. Many folks have been ready to see what Erica Mena would say, contemplating how shut the 2 have been a short while in the past. The actuality star has simply up to date her Instagram story with a message to her ex-boyfriend, telling him to take care his household from heaven.

Erica Mena Reacts To Ex-Boyfriend Cliff Dixon's Death: "You Didn't Deserve This"
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“We all cope with a lot,” wrote the Love & Hip-Hop star. “You handled lots. I am so sorry this occurred, you did not deserve this. Rest in ceaselessly peace. Watch over your blood sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and your mommy. I do know they’re so damaged proper now.”

Judging from the sheer quantity eulogies pouring in on-line, you’ll be able to inform that Dixon affected so many souls in a optimistic method. Many within the leisure and sports activities industries have been shut with Cliff, having watched him play basketball on a pressional stage. We ship our condolences to his household and pals. Rest in peace, Cliff.

NFL Paid Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid Less Than $10M To Settle: Report

Last month, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers security Eric Reid reached a settlement of their collusion grievance towards the NFL.

At the time, Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, and the NFL launched a joint assertion, through which they introduced the phrases the settlement wouldn’t be revealed attributable to a confidentiality settlement.

“For the previous a number of months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives the NFL. As a consequence these discussions, the events have determined to resolve the pending grievances. The decision this matter is topic to a confidentiality settlement so there might be no additional remark by any celebration.”

However, the Wall Street Journal studies that Kaepernick and Reid will obtain lower than $10 million whole.

 

According to the Wall Street Journal report, it is not clear how the cash might be break up and the way a lot Kaepernick and Reid will web after authorized charges, nevertheless it’s far lower than the tens tens of millions that some had projected they’d obtain.

For occasion, The Athletic’s Darren Rovell figured Kaepernick would doubtless obtain extra money than he ever would have made in his profession if it by no means occurred. To put issues in perspective, Kaepernick’s base wage in 2016 alone was almost $12 million, based on ESPN.

Kaepernick, 31, opted out his contract with the 49ers in March 2017, and has hardly obtained any curiosity from groups since. Meanwhile, Reid signed with the Panthers through the 2018 season and he inked a $22 million, Three-year extension with the workforce in February.

Joey Bada$$ Accused Of Ripping Off Producer BrandUn DeShay

What occurs when a mixtape, initially launched as a “free” venture with out the restrictions any paperwork, will get added to streaming companies within the current day? For a deeper have a look at the method, take into account the knowledge E. Dan “ID Labs,” who as soon as spoke about bringing Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa‘s traditional mixtapes to streaming companies, outlining several roadblocks in doing so. “The longer they wait, the more durable it’s to get clearances from all people concerned,” he defined. “Some the producers on Kush & Orange Juice, for instance, no one is aware of who these guys are or the place to trace them down. The extra time that goes by, the more durable it’s to search out these individuals.

With that in thoughts, there’s a context surrounding the method bringing a “free” launch to a streaming service, outlined by a revered veteran within the sport. Now take into account the next scenario, wherein producer BrandUn DeShay took to each Twitter and to name out Joey Bada$$ for neglecting to endure the right protocol in paying producers. Citing the songs “School High” & “Last Cypher” f Pro Era‘s PEEP: The aPROcalypse, DeShay opened up about his expertise, which he deemed bittersweet resulting from his Bada$$ admiration. 

Joey Bada$$ Accused Of Ripping Off Producer BrandUn DeShay

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“It’s been virtually 2 MONTHS since I heard from Joey Bada$$ yall,” he writes, in a post. “I wanna give him the profit the doubt that he is a a lot busier man than me nowadays, however I’ve additionally reached out to his label administration during the last 5 months and nonetheless no reply.” He continues: “Until lately (December 12/23/18) Joey re-released the PEEP the Aprocalypse mixtape on all streaming platforms. Therefore producing bread f streams and DID NOT ask my permission, didn’t do splits and even work out a deal to only purchase my share the publishing from me.”

Though he does pray for a peaceable decision between each events, bringing a difficulty to a public discussion board is certain to elicit a dual-sided story. It did not take lengthy earlier than fellow customers dug up outdated animosity between DeShun and Tyler, The Creator (as expressed on a discussion board, all locations), an try to forged doubt on his character. Yet DeShay has been placing in work for a minute, and his circumstance ought to be heard with an open thoughts. Hopefully, we will see a decision to this that finds concord between artist and producer, as their relationship stands on the coronary heart the artwork type all of us love.

Read your complete thread right here: Joey Bada$$ owes me money and it’s sad cuz I fw him sincerely 🙁

Cardi B Files Paperwork To Trademark "Okurrr": Report

Cardi B‘s “Okurrr” was one the largest catchphrases in 2018 and now, it appears like she’s on the point of capitalize on it to the fullest. According to The Blast, the Bronx-bred rapper filed paperwork to trademark the saying for merchandising functions resembling shirts, hoodies, pants, in addition to cups and posters. 

Cardi B Files Paperwork To Trademark "Okurrr": Report
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The phrase gained tons reputation after her look on Jimmy Fallon final 12 months. While co-hosting the gig, Fallon ran by just a few her catchphrases, resembling “Okurrr,” and requested her to outline what they meant.

“You know, it is like a chilly pigeon in New York City… Okurrr,” she defined earlier than showcasing the totally different variations the saying. “It is dependent upon the state of affairs that you simply’re in. If any person checks any person, it is like…okurrr! I did not know she had all that in her, okurrr! It’s like okaaay, however okay is performed out…. We’ve carried out that already!”

Cardi not solely filed to trademark “Okurrr” with three R’s however she additionally filed paperwork to trademark a model with two R’s.

In different Cardi B-related information, the rapper is ready to make her appearing debut within the upcoming stripper movie, Hustlers. Cardi might be becoming a member of a star-studded forged together with Constance Wu, KeKe Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and extra. Filming is ready to start out tomorrow (Mar. 22nd).

Brianna Perry ‘Anita Baker’

Brianna Perry broke onto the scene along with her 2011 hit “Marilyn Monroe,” and now she salutes one other legend along with her newest single “Anita Baker.”

In the video, directed by Omar the Director, the Miami bombshell flaunts her physique—in pasties and a sheer black high—whereas bodying the assured observe. “I’ve been on my diva shit, Anita Baker / I’ve been getting a lot bread, I want a baker,” she raps whereas staring on the stars in a Rolls-Royce Wraith. “I’m a Lauryn Hill in a brand new type,” she provides.

Speaking to Rap-Up, the 27-year-old defined the message behind the empowering anthem. “Sophistication is horny. Confidence is horny,” she mentioned. “I’m in your face with it, embracing my femininity and letting it’s recognized Queen can ship King bars. Anything that presents this sense, describes the time period Anita Baker.”

Brianna not too long ago took half in Cardi B’s Fashion Nova assortment launch and can carry out at Rolling Loud Miami in May.

Kentucky’s John Calipari Shoots Down Rumors, Says He’ll Retire At Kentucky

On the eve the true begin to the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari took to twitter to announce his plans for the longer term. Those plans: Retire as the pinnacle coach the Kentucky Wildcats. 

Coach Cal tweeted the next on Wednesday night time:

“Before I’m going to mattress, let me simply say this: I’m teaching on the Univ. Kentucky. In my opinion, there isn’t a higher job on the planet to teach basketball. My plan and my need is to retire at Kentucky. I believe the college feels the identical as I do and we’ve talked brazenly about it.”

He added, “Now let’s deal with this recreation tomorrow!”

It appears as if Calipari has been rumored to go away Kentucky for a couple of years now, together with reviews that he reached out to the New York Knicks two years in the past with regard to a head coach/entrance fice place. In addition to the quite a few NBA alternatives, UCLA has lately kicked the tires on a number of excessive prile coaches, which included Calipari, in line with ESPN.

Kentucky enters the NCAA Tournament because the #2 seed within the Midwest Region, they usually’ll tackle the Wildcats Abilene Christian at 7:10pm ET tonight as the primary spherical March Madness ficially will get underway.

#DXCLUSIVE: Marcel P. Black Premieres "4Tha CLTR" EP With M Slago

Marcel P. Black is formally dropping his 4Tha CLTR EP on Friday (March 22), however the Baton Rouge-based MC is giving HipHopDX readers the chance to get pleasure from a pre-release stream of the challenge.

The five-track EP is Black’s first launch since 2017’s Seven. His new challenge is produced totally by M Slago, who is understood for his collaborations with Homeboy Sandman and Mega Ran.

“This EP is me going again to my ‘backpack rap’ roots,” Black tells DX. “It’s impressed by the final two and a half years of touring continuous as an underground/indie touring MC, participating the tradition headfirst all around the nation. It’s a nod to southern underground Hip Hop teams like CunninLynguists, Strange Fruit Project and Little Brother.”

Check out Black’s 4Tha CLTR stream, cowl artwork and tracklist under.

#DXCLUSIVE: Marcel P. Black Premieres "4Tha CLTR" EP With M Slago

1. 4Tha CLTR Intro
2. #CultureOverEverything
three. Principles & Standards
four. Paid Dues f. DanjahOne
5. Carry On