Beyoncé's Lemonade Drops on All Major Streaming Music Platforms – Digital Music News

Three years ago today, Beyoncé released her critically-acclaimed album, Lemonade, exclusively on Jay-Z’s streaming music platform, TIDAL.

The female singer didn’t make the same mistake Kanye West had.

On social media, West vowed never to release his album, The Life of Pablo, on any other music service.  A single Twitter post the rapper and TIDAL to quietly settle a potentially costly lawsuit earlier this year.  Jay-Z’s music service under criminal investigation for knowingly inflating Lemonade and The Life of Pablo streams for higher royalty payouts.

According to sources, and unlike West, Beyoncé hadn’t claimed her album would remain a TIDAL-exclusive.  Instead, Lemonade would only stay exclusive “in perpetuity.”

Through the album’s exclusivity on TIDAL, Beyoncé reportedly helped the platform gain more subscribers, sacrificing streaming revenue from other services.

Now, the singer has made the album available on all major streaming platforms.

Welcoming Lemonade to Apple Music and Spotify.

The album’s release on major streaming platforms follows other recent moves by the singer.

Six days ago, Netflix a Beyoncé documentary dubbed Homecoming.  The documentary coincided with an unexpected live album release.

The Homecoming documentary and 40-song live album center around Beyoncé’s performance at last year’s Coachella festival.  This includes rehearsal footage and other previously-unseen backstage moments.

In addition to both releases, the singer a three-part deal to produce multiple projects with Netflix.

The video streamer had apparently outbid HBO to secure the rights to Beyoncé’s documentary.  Netflix’s previous experience with music-related content includes Gaga: Five Feet Two and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.

The release of Lemonade on major music streaming platforms includes an original demo version of ‘Sorry.’  The 13-track album features appearances by Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, and James Blake.

In addition to her current projects, Beyoncé will voice Nala in Disney’s upcoming live remake of The Lion King.

 


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Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Now Available to Stream on Apple Music and Spotify

Three years to the date since its release, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is finally available across all major streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify.

The 13-track visual album, which coincided with the 65-minute film of the same name, features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Jack White, and James Blake. The critically-acclaimed set went on to sell 2.5 million copies worldwide and earn Grammys for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video as well as a prestigious Peabody Award.

The project, originally available exclusively on TIDAL, also features the demo of “Sorry,” a more atmospheric version of the album cut, with new lyrics: “You’ve been running game on the wrong one / I’m running so fast for the long run / Running out the back door / We truly could have been / Living young, wild, and free.”

The Lemonade audio release comes less than a week after the premiere of Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary Homecoming, as well as an accompanying live album.

Stream Lemonade below.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Dynamic Yellow": New Images Revealed

Jordan Brand’s ever-growing lineup Air Jordan 1s will continue to expand as 2019 rolls along. In addition to the all-new “UNC” themed colorway and the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 collabs, Jordan Brand will also be releasing a “Dynamic Yellow” iteration this Summer.

According to sneaker source @Zsneakerheadz, the kicks are slated to launch in July for $160.

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Official images have not yet been revealed but the kicks have already surfaced on numerous IG accounts, revealing a white and black tumbled leather construction, highlighted by a “dynamic yellow” Nike swoosh on the inner portion the shoe and a frayed, red-stitched outline around the swoosh on the outer half the shoe.

The inspiration behind the “Dynamic Yellow” 1s remains unknown, but we expect to learn more as we approach the rumored July release date.

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Rihanna Serving Looks On Vogue Australia

Sorry fans, but we still can’t tell you whether or not Rihanna is releasing a new album. Yet, we can appreciate the Bajan singer’s successful attempts at conquering the world beauty and fashion in the meantime. Despite a lack musical output, the songstress remains firm on serving beauty looks. As such, we can report on the release a new, upcoming magazine issue which features no other than the Fenty Beauty queen, herself. 

The 30-year old diva announced earlier this month that she would be strutting her lovely facial features on the cover Harper’s Bazaar May issue. Well, the mastermind behind Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty is set on slaying with more fresh looks through her new Vogue Australia piece.

Through the images Rihanna shared her Instagram account, we can see how she effortlessly beautifies the pages Vogue while dressed in an array  buttoned-up looks. In the few shared shots, the vocalist is seen rocking straight-back cornrows and vibrant-colored heels. Each photo reveals a versatile and yet classy attire while teasing onlookers with the singer’s curves and legs—#HiRihanna. The feature is ficially scheduled to hit the shelves on April 29th.

Lil Xan Superfan Appears To Get Exact Same Face Tattoos As Rapper

Devotion to their favorite artists can be a helluva drug for superfans, and some will go to unending lengths to show their loyalty. They may never meet the celebrity that they love so much in person, but that doesn’t stop them from doing insane things to themselves for a little recognition. Take for example this person who has apparently inked his face with the exact tattoos  his favorite rapper, Lil Xan.

Rappers sporting face tattoos isn’t anything new, but it seems as if getting inked on one’s face is some sort right passage these days. Twenty-two year old Lil Xan has quite a few tats on his mug, but an Instagram user by the name “high.xanxiety” is giving him a run for his money. “New tattoo…xanarchy gang forever!! i love you @xanxiety,” he wrote. Xan responded by sharing the fan’s under eye ink and wrote, “my supporters are so dope! @high.xanxiety s/o to you for being part this cult fanbase i love all my fans to pieces”

If fans aren’t trying to mirror their favorite artists, they’re carrying their likenesses around with them. Extra-committed devotees have taken to tattooing their favorite rapper’s faces or names on themselves. Remember when that woman got Drake’s name inked on her forehead? Nipsey Hussle, Migos, Cardi B, NBA YoungBoy are just a few artists who have recently had fans permanently ink themselves out obsessive love. Though the trend is heavily criticized, it doesn’t look as if it’s going out style anytime soon.

Blac Chyna Vows To Better Herself As A Person: "Growth Is Painful"

It’s true, Blac Chyna hasn’t had the best picture painted herself in the media among the endless allegations involving her relationship with Rob Kardashian, the drama between his family and more recently the drama with her ex Kid Buu. Outside her romantic life, Blac was even accused neglecting her children but after an ficial wellness check, it was reported that her two children are healthy and well.  

Blac Chyna Vows To Better Herself As A Person: "Growth Is Painful"
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The 30-year-old model has taken it all into account and has now released a statement on the matter, detailing how she hopes to only better herself going forward. “Over the last couple years, you guys have been given a perspective who I am from the media and people closest to me. I’ve been Bullied, Humiliated, Manipulated and Discredit as a Mom!” she wrote. 

“Looking back on a lot my actions, I’m reflecting and realizing that confusion is a serious thing. Of course I’m not proud some the pain I have caused and I’m working to be the best me.” Blac further explained how her moniker Blac Chyna doesn’t define who she really is, Angela White. 

“I don’t talk on things ten, but I promise to give you guys more me.”

Peep the full post below.

DeJ Loaf Debuts Animalistic Leopard Print Buzz Cut

DeJ Loaf may not be experiencing the same career surge as she did a few years ago but her popularity picked up after she was mentioned in several lists the best rappers in Detroit. When Sada Baby spoke about his personal picks for the throne in his city, he mentioned DeJ, which makes sense because she’s easily one the most original female artists in hip-hop. The rapper has told us in the past that she has no fear when it comes to her style and music and that is extremely evident because the decision DeJ made with her hair, chopping it all f and dyeing it leopard print. 

The Detroit rapper made the reveal on her social media, posting a photo herself with a leopard crewneck on, smoking a blunt and showing f her new hair. Fans are welcoming the new look, praising her stylist and telling her that she looks good with each new change in her look. While it’s certainly a bold move, it’s no crazier than Kanye West’s snow-cone cut.

How do you feel about DeJ Loaf’s new hairstyle? Are you feeling the leopard or do you think it will get tired quickly? In other hair-related news, peep Kodak Black’s new “Lisa Simpson” cut.

Q Money’s Family Issues Statement After Rapper Is Arrested For Murder

Last week, it was reported that Cleveland rapper Q Money was wanted for murder after Calvin Chappell, an aspiring artist, was found dead inside a home. Shortly after the news began to circulate, Q Money, whose real name is Qamar Williams, turned himself in and was arrested for murder. As right now, his future remains unclear but his family has spoken out regarding the arrest, claiming that Qamar acted in self-defence and saying that evidence will hopefully prove that in the near future.

Q Money's Family Issues Statement After Rapper Is Arrested For Murder
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As reported by a local Cleveland news station, Q Money’s family is claiming that the rapper acted in self-defence, sending their condolences to the victim’s family and even touching on Nipsey Hussle‘s murder. The statement reads: 

“First, we would like to send out our deepest condolences to the Chappell Family at this unfortunate time loss. We were very familiar with Calvin Alexander Chappell in his younger years with our son. He was a kind young man with a bright future as a singing recording artist. Our son Qamar was focused on bringing positive energy through his music. He started his career from the ground up and does not promote violence or portray the use guns in any his visuals that he releases. His rapid rise to stardom fueled his ambitions to continue to work hard to get his career to the next level until he had reached the goals that he had set for himself. Qamar loves his son, his family and his craft. He has shown perseverance to eventually have become the next biggest artist ever. At the recent tragic loss Nipsey Hustle, all artists are finding themselves thinking about what would they do if placed in a predicament that they would have to protect their lives if it were being threatened due to being a celebrity. We feel Qamar was a victim in this situation as well due to his life being completely being altered behind this event. Qamar is an energetic, enthusiastic young man and has no malice in his heart for anyone. As the facts and evidence continue to become available, we are sure that they will show that Qamar acted in self-defense from feeling as though his life was at risk and being threatened. We are deeply saddened by the way the information that has been released portrays the night in question. We are here 100% to support our Son Qamar. On April 18th, 2019 Qamar turned himself into the Atlanta Dekaulb County Police for further review this case. We are praying for the Chappell family and we ask that you keep our family in your prayers as well. We look forward to a positive outcome for our son Qamar “QMoneyyyyy” Williams.”

What do you make this situation? Watch our freestyle session with Q Money below.

TIME 100: Why Was Hip-Hop Snubbed & Who Deserves A Spot?

Another year, another array plaudits doled out by one journalism’s most longstanding institutions. Initially published in March 1923, TIME Magazine is viewed as a flagship title that has remained on the pulse culture and societal issues at a point in history when many print’s stalwarts have begun to diminish in relevancy. Compiled since 2004, the “TIME 100” is the publication’s way to place the magnifying glass on both prominent and more unsung heroes that are propelling the world forward. Constructed Pioneers, Leaders, Artists, Titans & Icons, it may be a yearly ritual that is prone to hyperbolic sentimentality in its celebrity-penned bios for each entry but it is no less a worthwhile exercise that celebrates those that are impacting the world in meaningful ways. Its admirable intentions notwithstanding, there appears to have been a severe oversight when it comes to this year’s selection process.

Despite its hard-earned status as the leading genre this era, TIME opted to forego the realm hip-hop, when its every innovation is heeded by the pop culture paradigm at large. Since its inception, the TIME 100’s relationship with the culture has remained tenuous at best. Much like The Grammys, there’s been a lingering perception that TIME may take the time to acknowledge hip-hop out obligation but are reluctant to delve underneath the deceptive veneer the pop charts in order to pinpoint who and what is truly effecting change in the genre. From 2004 to this year’s jarring oversight, the hip-hop artists that have been honoured in the list are as follows: Jay-Z (x2), Kanye West (x2), Outkast (2004), Kendrick Lamar (2016), Nicki Minaj (2016), Daddy Yankee (2006), Pharrell (2014), Chance The Rapper (2017), Donald Glover (2017) and last year’s sole recipient in Cardi B. If you extend this to allies and alumni hip-hop, these ranks are embellished by John Legend, Rihanna (x2), Frank Ocean, Miguel and record producer Rick Rubin, bringing us to a grand total 18 out a possible 1500.

TIME 100: Why Was Hip-Hop Snubbed & Who Deserves A Spot?

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Given hip-hop’s unimpeded rise to the top the music industry’s prit-based and artistic hierarchies in that time, this paltry number appears to be inconsistent with the genre’s lty vantage point in the world. To clarify, no one is claiming that this is derived from racial bias as that would’ve led to a wider reproach and left an indelible stain on their reputation long ago. As opposed to being the product a prejudice based on creed or colour, what this dismissiveness towards hip-hop points towards is a structural snobbery that seeks to keep it on the fringes as a lowbrow form entertainment and undercuts its innumerable contributions to the world. Although its criterion is relatively obtuse and fluid, one the clearer descriptions what makes someone eligible for inclusion in the list comes courtesy Richard Stengel. Speaking in 2007, the former managing editor laid out what they were seeking to celebrate with a refreshing transparency:

“What we look for is people whose ideas, whose example, whose talent, whose discoveries transform the world we live in. Influence is less about the hard power force than the st power ideas and example.”

Taken directly from a former editor, it appears there’s been a grave oversight if this manifesto bears any resemblance to the governing principles and qualifiers that are in place today. Rather than talk in broad terms about hip-hop’s eligibility, it seems high time to spotlight those that have had it so unblinkingly snatched away from them by the powers that be at TIME. As to what barometer will be employed to determine who’d be worthy for the list, the baseline will be a quote taken directly from their own sermon that praised Jay-Z as their second ever hip-hop honouree:

“Like all his music, it encompassed the passion and spirit a new generation artists who were not going to be held down. Today Jay-Z stands centerstage with the penetrating sustainability a living legend.”

If this is what it takes to be receiving the glowing praise TIME Magazine, then look no further than the following artists that haven’t just cemented their own legacies over the past 12 months but have acted as exemplars innovation for future generations.

TIME 100: Why Was Hip-Hop Snubbed & Who Deserves A Spot?

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For starters, one omission that registers as particularly unfathomable is that Kendrick Lamar. Setting aside his Oscar nomination and globe-spanning presence, Top Dawg Entertainment’s leading light quite literally made history last year by netting hip-hop’s first Pulitzer prize. Awarded for his deeply philosophical work on DAMN., Kendrick’s glass ceiling-shattering achievement not only attests to the “st power ideas” but quite literally reappraised the limit on hip-hop’s acclaim in educational and artistic circles. Contentious as he may be among hip-hop heads, it’s unlikely that any rational thinker would take umbrage with Drake making his debut appearance on this list. While 2018 was a tumultuous period for Drake, the fairly tepid response that Scorpion received from critics and the fall-out from the Pusha T beef did little to deter his successes for the year. For one thing, Scorpion marked the second time that he attained the biggest album in a 12-month span and played a crucial role in the Toronto MC smashing The Beatles’ record for most top 10 singles in a year. Unmatched since the Fab Four’s meteoric rise in the mid-60s, Drake had exceeded their achievement by netting 12 by October last year.

When you combine all his artistic pursuits, it’s hard to reconcile with Donald Glover– A.K.A Childish Gambino– finding himself on the sidelines.  “This Is America” perfectly encapsulated the dizzying uncertainty modern times, and was a beacon for discussion, op-eds and thinkpieces across the net. The second season Atlanta solidified its reputation as one the most subversive and vital TV shows the modern era. In conjunction with his appearance as Han Solo and that triumphant Coachella set, he could’ve been a shoo-in.

TIME 100: Why Was Hip-Hop Snubbed & Who Deserves A Spot?

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Beyond these clear-cut examples, the ranks could be easily bolstered by a litany artists that have taken massive strides forward and asserted themselves like never before. Since its release in August 2018, few songs were as completely inescapable as Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode.” Regarded as Astroworld’s commercial crowning glory, it was just one component in Travis’ most prosperous year to date. Culminating in his heralded Astroworld Festival in Houston and a divisive Superbowl performance, it’s hard to, realistically, put forth the concept that 2019 honouree Khalid had more a seismic effect on culture than Travis. Meanwhile in North Carolina, the shaman  Dreamville that is J. Cole was a constant source discussion throughout 2019. Teamed with breakout albums from his proteges J.I.D and Bas, 2018’s cautionary-tale laden K.O.D added a conceptual suite to his storied discography whilst his features spree had the world on tenterhooks as we awaited each new masterclass in whetting the audience’s appetite. To top it all f, 2018 marked the year that Wondaland’s queen Janelle Monae went from a cult phenomenon to a bonafide icon. Led by the invigorating hybrid sound Dirty Computer, her ode to sexual liberation, inclusivity and self-love left a craterous dent in the musical landscape and will go down as a classic album in years to come.

Whether a product apathy or disdain, TIME’s dismissal hip-hop hints towards a fundamental disconnect with the world’s most important cultural force. While the disproportionate representation has gone unnoticed in previous years, it was never going to fly under the radar at a time where hip-hop is more omniscient and broadly applicable than ever. By belying its influential status, TIME has depicted a perennial force in music and popular culture at large as though it exists within a cordoned-f backroad or quarantined zone. Dismaying as it may be, hip-hop’s fans and artists can find its solace in the fact that its road to dominance has never required the approval any institution or tastemaker and that’s what makes it so irrepressibly innovative.

Jussie Smollett’s Brother Pens Open Letter Asking "What If Jussie Is Telling The Truth?"

Jussie Smollett may have been dropped from all charges surrounding the alleged staged hate crime he sent on himself but it doesn’t mean a large number people think the Empire actor is entirely innocent. It’s for that reason why his brother Jojo has penned an open letter for BET detailing more about his brother and just why he believes he would never do such a horrible thing as lie about the attack. 

“It has not yet been 90 days since my younger brother, Jussie Smollett, was assaulted on a cold winter night in Chicago. Within less than three months, his life has been turned upside down as my family and I have witnessed him endure unrelenting attacks to his character and reputation,” Jojo began in his letter, titled What If Jussie Is Telling The Truth? “To define this experience as unjust would be an understatement.”

Jojo discussed the allegations on how Jussie staged the attack becasue he wanted a pay raise. “I was shocked at how easily everyone accepted the ridiculous motive about Jussie’s career that was promulgated. Jussie had actually begun directing episodes Empire, which brought additional compensation. He worked out a deal with Fox to own 100% his music masters , released an album, which lead to a sold out world tour and he donated every cent ticket sales to charity,” Jojo explained.

“He even signed the group, June’s Diary, to his label. My brother was developing two films with one the biggest producers in Hollywood, had the lead to a Broadway show on the table and owns the option rights to the authorized autobiography his idol, Alvin Ailey.”

Among the other examples how his brother is holding up and suffering all the same time, Jojo ends his letter writing: “I am simply hoping there are some conscious-minded people out there who, instead carelessly victim blaming and shaming, want to loudly ask the simple question: “What if Jussie is telling the truth?”

Read the full letter here

"Game Of Thrones:" Funniest Memes From The New Episode

Game Thrones is a series which surely captured the hearts millions. Reports revealed the season eight’s premiere as having gathered a massive 17.4 million viewers in front their television screens to witness the epic battle Winterfell. Though the show’s action-packed formula, coupled with suspense, shameless sex scenes, and zombified nemesis, may be all it takes to retain the attention all, it is fair to say nothing beats the viewership reactions. Countless fans take their live opinions to the shows’ most dazzling moments to their social media, which easily serves as gut-splitting entertainment.

"Game Of Thrones:" Funniest Memes From The New Episode

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Last night’s episode succumbed the same treatment as usual and was no match for the viewers who broke every single moment down to its microscopic detail. The captured reactions varied in text, video, image, and gifs–indeed the best it all was captured through memes. The following reflects a compilation the most hilarious and accurate memes which followed the explosive second episode Game Thrones‘ season 8. This is, course, to keep the momentum going while we wait for the upcoming third episode the series, an episode certain to keep our eyes glued to the screen through its entire 55-minute run. 

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Obsidian/UNC Blue" Releasing This Summer

Jordan Brand has another UNC-themed Air Jordan 1 in the works, this time featuring a Sail and Obsidian Blue combination throughout the leather upper.

As seen in the latest batch images provided by @Zsneakerheadz, UNC blue handles a portion the ankle collar, heel and “Nike Air” branding on the tongue the upcoming Air Jordan 1. Meanwhile, the darker blue hue takes on the Nike swoosh as well as the trim around the sail-colored silhouette.

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Nike has not yet announced ficial release details but it is believed the “Sail/Obsidian-University Blue” Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG will be available starting August 17. The kicks will carry a $160 price tag.

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Jayson Tatum’s Nike Air Max 97 Collab Revealed: Details

Jayson Tatum is one the most promising young stars on the Boston Celtics and has already gotten himself a deal with Nike. Tatum is one many young players, Kyle Kuzma included, who is rocking the futuristic Nike Adapt BB out on the court. Now, instead giving Tatum a signature shoe, Nike is giving the young star his very own Nike Air Max 97 collaboration.

Based on the initial photos courtesy the Instagram account @solebyjc, the shoes are meant to pay homage to his hometown St-Louis, Missouri. The colorway is inspired by the St-Louis Cardinals as red and black stripes wrap all the way around the upper. Meanwhile, drawings appear sketched throughout the midsole right above the Air Max unit.

There is no word yet on when these will be released, although now that we have some pictures, expect them to drop within the next few months. The summer is on the way so these could potentially be a great cop for the warmer months should they release in time for that.

Juice WRLD Drops Over $40,000 On Sneakers & Gear At KITH NYC: Video

Juice WRLD recently linked up with Complex’s Joe La Puma for an all-new episode “Sneaker Shopping” at KITH’s New York City location.

During their visit to KITH, Juice WRLD spoke about how he got his style from Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky and Lil Wayne, growing up playing basketball, and how he used to skateboard. Additionally, Juice World discussed his popular 999 sneaker collab, how many kicks he travels with while on tour, and his favorite kicks to hoop in.

At the end the episode, Juice WRLD walked out KITH with more than $40,000 worth gear, including several pairs Margielas, the recently released Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Crimson Tint,” multiple pairs heels, and a plethora KITH clothing.

Check out the full episode “Sneaker Shopping” below.

Iggy Azalea Announces New Single ‘Started’

Less than two months after “Sally Walker,” Iggy Azalea is set to release the follow-up.

The Aussie rapper has announced her next single “Started.” Taking to social media, she revealed the cover art, which finds the blonde bombshell standing in front of a dresser while holding a pink cake with “Started” written on it. The word “Daddy” appears in rhinestones on her midriff-baring top. The song is set to drop Friday, May 3.

“What you read? It’s true. Iam a bitch,” tweeted Iggy. “STARTED MAY 3!”

A video has already been shot and according to Iggy, it’s her best work yet. “Started is the best video I’ve ever made,” she told her 8 million Twitter followers.

A snippet of “Started” can be heard at the end of the video for “Sally Walker,” which dropped last month. “I started from the bottom and now I’m rich,” raps Iggy. “You started out hating, now you love my drip.”

“Started” is the latest single off Iggy’s upcoming album In My Defense, which will be released under her new deal with EMPIRE. “I’m really proud of my album,” she previously said. “It shits on 95% of everything I’ve ever made & its only half done.”