YouTube Music App Can Now Displays Lyrics on iOS and Android

YouTube Music now displays lyrics to listeners on the iOS and Android apps.

Users can tap the “i” button while a song is playing to see the lyrics. YouTube Music finally joins the ranks of Apple Music and Spotify, showcasing lyrics to listeners. The only downside – all lyrics are static, you have to scroll through manually.

While YouTube Music lyrics are available for some songs, not all songs have the option.

LyricFind is still the main partner for powering YouTube Music’s lyrics – despite being caught stealing lyrics from Genius. That revelation ended up with Genius suing Google over the stolen lyrics.
Apple made its Genius partnership official last year – complete with original content.

Recent albums like Childish Gambino’s 3.15.20 and Jay Electronica’s A Written Testimony are missing lyrics. YouTube says they receive lyrics daily from LyricFind, but there’s no timeframe for when a song will get its lyrics.

This new feature is only available in the YouTube Music mobile app – not the web player.

Sorry, desktop listeners. YouTube says the feature will come to the web player “soon.” YouTube seems to be prioritizing those who use the mobile app. Just recently, YouTube Music finally got a long-awaited feature – the ability to . Many Google Play Music users have been hesitant to switch, thanks to YouTube Music’s lack of features.

YouTube Music supports FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WMA files and metadata. One neat feature, YouTube Music removes duplicates from your library automatically. Despite the ability to upload files to YouTube Music, there is still no ability to migrate Play Music libraries easily.

GPM users are being told to “stay tuned” for a way to transfer music between the two seamlessly. The music upload feature also seems to be a selective rollout – some accounts have it, and some don’t.

Kid Cudi Reflects On Meeting Juice WRLD

The loss Juice WRLD still weighs heavy on the hip-hop community. He was a star that bolted into the stardom and was merely getting his feet wet. Though he became the face emo-rap and the Soundcloud rap scene, he was undoubtedly capable doing so much more as we’ve seen from his work with Trippie Redd to Eminem.

Kid Cudi Reflects On Meeting Juice WRLD
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Kid Cudi was one artist that Juice WRLD was longing to work with. Though there were discussions it happening, it didn’t come into fruition in time. Cudi hit Twitter yesterday where he dug up a 2018 tweet from Juice WRLD requesting a collab before recounting their first interaction at Coachella.

“It hurts we never got to work together. When we met at Coachella I was surprised u were even a fan. I didnt feel so old after all haha I got something just for u I hope u love. All for you brother. Tell my dad I said hey. Love u man,” Cudi wrote. Afterward, he shared a text exchange between him and Juice. “Dude! So awesome finally meeting u. Lets stay in touch, im runnin around a bit but hopefully, we can get up,” Cudi wrote to Juice.

In late January, it was revealed that he had an unreleased album that he was readying to release with over 2,000 songs in the vault. Perhaps we’ll hear Kid Cudi vocals on it. Check the tweets below. 

Instagram Gallery: Apryl Jones’ Most Sultry Pics

Between stirring up drama on Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood and working her way through B2K, Apryl Jones is no stranger to seeing her personal life plastered across the headlines. After having two kids with Omarion, Apryl Jones made waves by sending out some serious Yoko Ono vibes and linking up with Omarion’s B2K bandmate Lil Fizz. While the court public opinion firmly called out Jones and Fizz for acting like clowns and clout chasing, Jones remained unbothered and even hopped on social media to defend her decision to link up with her baby daddy’s bandmate. 

“Why y’all so mad? I’m getting the dick I want,” argued Jones, defending her decision. “I love it, oh my God. It’s the best dick my life. It really, genuinely is. I can’t really be mad. I can’t not be happy because I think that the happiness comes from being happy and y’all trying to really make me mad, but I don’t know how to be mad. I’m not a mad person.”

Despite Jones praising Fizz’s ability between the sheets, the two soon went their separate ways following a flurry cheating accusations on social media. Now single and proud it, Jones has been on the ‘Gram more than ever posting thirst traps for her 2.9 million followers. 

For the steamiest uploads the reality star, check out the gallery below. 


Beach Ready 

Clearly, Jones isn’t afraid to show a lot cleavage. 


Plump It Up 

According to Jones, she’s nothing but all-natural. 


All Red 

Jones has the body to rock a #NoFilter string bathing suit. 


Mirror Pic 

“Tell me how you really feel…,” captions Jones alongside a mirror boomerang her backside. 


Side Boob 

No shirt? No problem. 


All Natural 

“Kiss my cellulite,” captions Jones, unashamed her natural appeal. 



Healthy 

Jones wants the haters to know that she works hard, day in and day out for the curves that she flaunts. 


Skin Tight 

Jones can rock a skin-tight Fashion Nova fit along with the best them.


Angles 

Jones has legs for days. 


Wet 

Jones knows how to turn on the heat, even in the shower. 

Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Package Into Law

President Trump has officially signed the much-anticipated $2.2 trillion aid package (the CARES Act) into law. The stimulus, which is the largest in American history, provides support to medical facilities, businesses, and individuals who are struggling because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) reached a compromise on the stimulus bill earlier this week. Yesterday, the Senate voted unanimously (96-0, with the missing four senators in self-quarantine because of COVID-19) to pass the measure, thereby sending it to the House of Representatives.

House members were expected to vote on the far-reaching financial-support plan early this morning, but the process was delayed by Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie, who protested the bill’s cost and perceived lack of benefits for individuals. Many lawmakers had to double back to the Capitol, and Representative Massie’s request for a roll call vote (one wherein each member’s response is recorded) was overruled in favor of a simple voice vote.

After these last-minute dramatics, President Trump promptly signed the legislation into law. As , the $2.2 trillion stimulus includes extended unemployment benefits for freelancers and salaried workers, small-business loans, bailout funds for distressed companies, approximately $100 billion for hospitals, $1,200 payments for the majority of American adults, and other recovery-minded elements.

Prominent music industry figures appear to be satisfied with the stimulus’s assistance for artists.

Speaking of the CARES Act, BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill said: “We are extremely pleased that the federal stimulus package will offer relief to America’s songwriters and composers, who are, in many cases, our nation’s ultimate small businesses.”

Recording Academy interim CEO Harvey Mason Jr., for his part, said, “The Recording Academy thanks the Congressional leaders who worked with the music community to craft a bill that allows the music to play on.”

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to prevent many Americans, and particularly musicians and others who work with crowds, from earning a living.

The United States has reported the most COVID-19 cases of any country in the world, chiefly because a substantial number of tests have been administered. To be sure, a recent study conducted by Icelandic doctors found that more than half of COVID-19 carriers will exhibit no symptoms whatsoever.

These individuals are still capable of transferring the virus, however, and a large segment of the U.S. population—and the world—remains in self-isolation and lockdown as a result. President Trump hopes to “open the country up” by Easter, potentially by further upping testing and curtailing COVID-19 restrictions in areas that have experienced relatively few cases.

Nike Air Fear Of God 1 "Triple Black" Release Date Updated

Jerry Lorenzo has quickly become one the most influential designers in the world and his Fear God brand continues to make waves. Back in 2019, he began a partnership with Nike that led to various dope silhouettes, including the Nike Air Fear Of God 1 which blended streetwear with basketball footwear practicality. This shoe is a huge fan favorite and over the past few months, we have seen various dope colorways.

Now, the shoe is getting a triple-black fering which all us saw coming. Triple-black shoes are nothing new for sneaker brands and when you consider the shape the silhouette, the triple-black look made all the sense in the world. As you can see from the Instagram post below, the shoe has a stealthy look that will look great on the court or any your outfits.

The release date for this shoe has been set for April 25th at a price $350 USD which is certainly steep. If you’re a big fan Fear Of God, these are certainly a must-cop.

Stay tuned for updates regarding this shoe as we will be sure to bring you all the latest information. In the meantime, let us know what you think these.

NYC Hospital Crammed With Coronavirus Patients In Alarming Video

The Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York City, was shown filled to the brim with Coronavirus patients seeking medical care in a disturbing new Facebook video. The emergency room the hospital in question was crammed with defeated-looking patients on gurneys, pushed side-by-side. Patients were also shown sitting in chairs waiting to be assessed by a medical pressional. At the beginning the clip, a distressed employee can be heard asking, “Who is the sickest patient who] needs to go up?”

NYC Hospital Crammed With Coronavirus Patients In Alarming Video

“I don’t know,” responds another voice. The video is a perfect illustration how condensed and crowded hospitals have become since the coronavirus pandemic escalated, particularly in the United States and specifically in New York. The clip was posted on Thursday by a Facebook user after an anonymous hospital worker had sent it to them.  At the time it was posted, Queens was leading New York City as bearing the highest percentage reported cases coronavirus out all five NYC boroughs, with 7,362 reported cases infection. Out the 4,720 patients hospitalized citywide, at least 850 were being treated in the ICU. In response to the video, a spokesman for the hospital simply said that the footage was “unauthorized.”

G MiMs Pays Tribute To His Late Cousin Craig Mack With ‘New Flava’ Video

G MiMs comes from Hip Hop royalty. His father is Kool DJ Red Alert and his cousin is Bad Boy legend Craig Mack. Needless to say, Hip Hop runs through his veins. On Friday (March 27), the New York-bred MC decided to pay tribute to his late cousin with a video for “New Flava,” a nod to Mack’s 1994 hit “Flava In Ya Ear.”

“It’s an honor to learn that my family has such prominent figures in Hip Hop,” MiMs tells HipHopDX. “Craig Mack was my late cousin and I just wanted to create something that paid homage to his legacy.”

G MiMs Pays Tribute To His Late Cousin Craig Mack With 'New Flava' Video

 

Directed by NoCap, the video was shot at New York’s Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the same place Mack shot “Flava In Ya Ear.” It features MiMs and collaborator Yung Flii Boy flexing their musical prowess over a sample of the classic cut. The song is the next in a series of joints to come from MiMs and Flii Boy.

G MiMs Pays Tribute To His Late Cousin Craig Mack With 'New Flava' Video

Tributes Continue To Pour In As Craig Mack’s Cause Of Death Is Revealed

Mack passed away from heart failure on March 12, 2018 at a hospital near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Producer Alvin Toney, who helped craft Mack’s debut album Project: Funk da World,  was working on a documentary about the Trenton, New Jersey-born rapper at the time.

“Nobody got to understand his story,” Toney said. “I wanted the world to know the talent he had. It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church.”

Toney revealed Mack had been sick for awhile prior to his death.

“He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord,” Toney said. “He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”

Watch MiMs’ timely “New Flava” video up top.

Jahi & Configa Feed The Soul With ‘Mindfulness’ Video

It’s been almost three weeks since Enemy Radio MC Jahi and seasoned producer Configa dropped their collaborative album, Forever Future. After sharing a visual for the title track, the duo is back with a new video for “Mindfulness.”

Directed by Black Camera Productions, the beautifully shot video finds the Cleveland native posted up by the water, penning his verses as he sits by a pit fire.

“The nighttime is the right time for me to kick a rhyme,” he spits. “20 years later, still reaching my prime without the Amazon or the cameras on.”

While speaking to HipHopDX, Jahi revealed this is a daily part of life for him.

“The song is really an interpersonal look into my life as I try to maintain my mindfulness,” Jahi told DX. “It speaks to the inner work a person can do to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit. The video shows you where I go and what I do to achieve mindfulness. For me, it’s being near water that helps me center. And I’m a night owl.

“When it’s quiet outside, I can think inside. With all that is going on in the world and the need for mental health awareness in Hip Hop, Configa and I thought this would be a good time to share it with folks as a cultural PSA.”

Jahi & Configa Feed The Soul With 'Mindfulness' Video

Enemy Radio’s Jahi & Producer Configa Spit Ghetto Poems On ‘Forward Future’ Album

Forever Future arrived on March 7 and boasts 11 tracks bursting at the seams with nothing but raw Hip Hop and introspective lyrics.

Watch the “Mindfulness” video up top and find the album here. 

Stephen A. Smith Divulges Who Is The Closest Player To Michael Jordan

Stephen A. Smith is easily one the most opinionated voices in all sports media and continues to provide his hot takes on ESPN’s First Take. Surprisingly, the show is still providing daily content despite the fact that there are no sports on due to the Coronavirus. Regardless, Smith has been providing us with lots great entertainment and we are very grateful for all it.

Today, there was a particularly interesting topic that was brought up. The panelists were asked to debate who is the player closest to Michael Jordan in sports, today. Smith surprised his co-hosts by saying he thinks Kawhi Leonard fits that bill the best. His reasoning was quite simple. While he doesn’t think Kawhi is as good as Jordan, or as successful, he feels like their games are extremely similar. Simply put, Kawhi can be an elite scorer while also providing lockdown defense.

Smith raises an interesting point although there will certainly be some LeBron James stans out there who disagree with what Smith has to say. In the comments, some felt like Kobe Bryant should have been mentioned. However, the topic was about players who are currently in the league, hence Smith’s answer.

This is a highly-debatable subject so don’t be shy to send us your thoughts, in the comments below.

U.S. Officially Has More Coronavirus Cases Than Italy & China

Yesterday, we reported on how the United States was posed to overtake two the countries that have been hit worse by the Coronavirus pandemic, that is, Italy and China. Well, shortly after that, it did indeed happen.

This morning, alongside news that even U.K’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for Coronavirus, we also received news that the United States is ficially ahead Italy and China with confirmed Coronavirus cases. Around the world, countries are doing their best efforts to flatten the curve, that is to say, stifle the amount new cases on a daily basis and slow the spread the virus and disease in order to put less a burden on the economy and perhaps more importantly, people.

Where China has a reported 81,000 cases COVID-19, and Italy has approximately 80,000, United States is said to have accumulated 82,000 confirmed cases the deadly virus. This is according to a report from John Hopkins University, where they’re tracking the grand tally cases. The U.S. has reported 1,200 deaths due to the Coronavirus– 400 those in New York, whereas Italy has an astounding 8,200 deaths. 

A record-breaking amount Americans have applied for unemployment amid all this, as we reported yesterday those numbers reached an all-time high– 3.3 million Americans.

We’re hoping that everyone is staying safe out there, and staying at home as much as possible, as we all do our part to help quell this pandemic.

Kim Kardashian & Sister Kourtney Throw Hands In Reality TV Fight

Keeping Up With the Kardashians producers have been teasing this spat between Kim Kardashian West and her sister Kourtney Kardashian for weeks. A brief clip surfaced in late February that showed the siblings turning their verbal altercation into a brawl, but the full extent the fight wasn’t aired until Thursday’s (March 26) premiere the reality show’s latest season. 

Kim Kardashian & Sister Kourtney Throw Hands In Reality TV Fight
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Kourtney has ten been at odds with her sisters for a variety reasons, but this time, Kim called out her sister’s work ethic. According to Mrs. West, Kourtney just doesn’t work hard enough, an accusation that Kourtney refuted. “But also, if I didn’t want to work my ass f and I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, that’s f*cking fine you f*cking literal ****,” Kourtney said before she stood up, threw something at Kim, and began assaulting her.

Kim didn’t take the attack lying down and hopped to her feet to not only throw a punch, but she kneed her sister in the gut, as well. Khloé was mildly amused by the exchange, but she still separated her sisters. Kim threatened to punch Kourtney in the face while Kourtney told her if she’s gonna talk about it, be about it. Then, Kim wasn’t quite finished as storms over to Kourtney near tears and asks her sister, “How f*cking old are you?” Kourtney just continues to cuss her out. Check out the clip Kim Kardashian West and sister Kourtney Kardashian throwing blows below.

HNHH TIDAL Wave: The Weeknd & Donald Glover Stand Tall

Despite all the bullshit, it was a pretty solid week for new music releases. That remains one the only constants in our weird world today, with career-defining bodies work arriving from both The Weeknd and Donald Glover (as Childish Gambino). The two artists had long been silent on the drop front but, last week, they both blessed us with After Hours and 3.15.20 respectively. Our staff was busy listening to both projects all weekend, making room for all the other releases too. The culmination our self-quarantined listening sessions is this week’s staff-curated TIDAL Wave playlist.

Every week, our staff gathers all their favorite new releases to add to the regularly-updated TIDAL Wave playlist on TIDAL. This time around, The Weeknd and Donald Glover find multiple spots, while Gunna, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Grafh, Mac Miller, Tory Lanez, Lil Uzi Vert, and others also make appearances. 

With the state the world in the gutter right now, cheer yourself up (or try to) with some the best new releases the last month. Enjoy and be sure to redeem your free trial with TIDAL today.


Alex Zidel (Editorial)

Gunna – SKYBOX
YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Ten Talk
Lil Yachty & DaBaby – Oprah’s Bank Account (feat. Drake)
Don Toliver – After Party
Jasiah – Break Shit

Alex Cole (Editorial)

The Weeknd – Alone Again
The Weeknd – Too Late
The Weeknd – Escape From LA
The Weeknd – In Your Eyes
The Weeknd – Until I Bleed Out

Paul Pirotta (Sales)

Young Chris, Wale, & Guapdad 4000 – Ryu & Ken
Grafh – Blow (feat. Benny The Butcher)

Lynn S. (Editorial)

Childish Gambino – Time
Mac Miller – Right
Mac Miller – Floating
The Weeknd – Escape From LA
The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

Cole Blake (Editorial)

Mac Miller – Right
Mac Miller – Floating
Childish Gambino – Time
Childish Gambino – 35.31
Childish Gambino – 12.38

Erika Marie (Editorial)

The Weeknd – In Your Eyes
Lil Durk & G Herbo – Chiraq Demons
Guapdad 4000 – Platinum Falcon
Young Chris, Wale, & Guapdad 4000 – Ryu & Ken
Ybn Nahmir – 2 Seater (feat. G-Eazy & Offset)

Rose Lilah (Editorial)

Lil Uzi Vert – Moon Relate
Buju Banton – Trust (Remix) feat. Tory Lanez]
Blacc Zacc – Bang (feat. DaBaby)
Gunna – SKYBOX

Aron A. (Editorial)

NLE Choppa – Walk Em Down (feat. Roddy Ricch)
Frenzo x IC 9nerz – Hands On/Hands Off
Big Tobz – One Hunna (feat. Sneakbo)
The Weeknd – Too Late
Key! – Let’s Go

Mitch Findlay (Editorial)

The Weeknd – Escape From LA
Tory Lanez – W
Guapdad 4000 – Platinum Falcon
Grafh – Let Me See It (feat. Bun B & Rittz)

U.S. To Surpass China & Italy In Number Of Coronavirus Cases

The United States is on its way to amassing more cases coronavirus than either China or Italy in total , as the number confirmed cases and deaths continues to rise across America. Just yesterday (March 25th), the World Health Organization warned that the U.S. could become the new centre disease. As today (March 26th), according to Worldometer, the U.S. is only 428 infections behind China’s overall total: China has reported a total 81,285 infections throughout its outbreak, while the US has 80,857. Among China’s 81,285 cases, 74,051 people have recovered, while 3,287 have died. There are only 3,947 active cases in China at the moment, a starkly low number compared to the U.S.’s 77,830 active cases. In the U.S., only 1,864 patients have recovered, and 1,163 have died.

U.S. To Surpass China & Italy In Number Of Coronavirus CasesWin McNamee/Getty s

Italy, which was hit hardest by the pandemic, has recently begun to stabilize. Italy has had a total  80,589 cases at the time writing, only 35 more than the U.S. The European country, however, has seen the number new cases decline or remain flat for several days. They currently have 62,013 active cases, with 10,361 recovered and 8,215 dead.

U.S. To Surpass China & Italy In Number Of Coronavirus CasesMarco Di Lauro/Getty s

A major key difference between these countries’ approaches is that China and Italy have imposed nationwide lockdowns in order to “flatten the curve.” However, Trump has yet to invoke such a measure throughout the U.S., instead making highly unlikely promises about reopening businesses and relaxing quarantine practices around Easter (April 12th). Lockdowns could take two to six weeks to take noticeable effect, so if drastic measures aren’t taken soon, the U.S. will be on course to surpass China and Italy’s numbers cases and deaths.

Drake Shares PARTYNEXTDOOR "PARTYMOBILE" Tracklist

OVO Sound artist PARTYNEXTDOOR is about to unleash his latest studio album onto us, releasing PARTYMOBILE at midnight tonight. The project is filled with mystery so far and, even though the tracklist has just been revealed, a list features was not provided, keeping a cloud over it for the time being.

A new single from PARTYNEXTDOOR and Rihanna has been rumored for tonight, but we don’t know the title the song yet because the tracklist shared just now contains none the featured guests. Drake, the head OVO Sound, just shared the ficial tracklisting for PARTYNEXTDOOR’s album PARTYMOBILE, exposing the fifteen songs being packaged tonight.

Drake Shares PARTYNEXTDOOR "PARTYMOBILE" Tracklist
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In addition to “The News,” “Split Decision,” and “Loyal,” a number other chunes will be put together and released as PARTYMOBILE tonight. The remix to his Drake collaboration will be added on as a bonus track, with over a dozen other songs making the cut.

Drake is clearly excited for it to drop, adding the following as his caption:

“FERINA FERINA THE BIG BAD @partynextdoor DROPPING TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT PARTY MOBILE SOON REACH!”

Will you be tuning in to listen to the new album when it drops? Who are you expecting as a feature?

Unemployment Claims Reach All-Time High

People are losing their jobs left and right because this coronavirus outbreak. The economy has, and will, take a massive hit as a result the shut-downs nationwide. We’ve already seen certain industries get hit harder than others, and the music business is one those. Without the capacity to perform shows, artists have had to get creative about their money-making endeavors. Without an end in sight, unemployment rates have ficially hit an all-time high with 3.28 million claims in the week ending March 21. 

“During the week ending March 21, the increase in initial claims are due to the impacts the COVID-19 virus,” said the Department Labor. “Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus impacts. States continued to cite services industries broadly, particularly accommodation, and food services. Additional industries heavily cited for the increases included the health care and social assistance, arts, entertainment and recreation, transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing industries.”

Unemployment Claims Reach All-Time High
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The U.S. economy is expected to hit a recession in the second quarter.

The $2 trillion stimulus package that was passed by Senate is surely going to hit different whenever that arrives. With the number people now without jobs in America, it will be interesting to see how we bounce back in the coming months.