The Game’s ‘Born 2 Rap’ To Feature Nipsey Hussle, Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown & More

The Game is almost ready to drop Born 2 Rap, which he claims will be his last studio album. Ahead of the LP’s November 29 release date, the West Coast veteran unveiled the project’s official cover art and tracklist Instagram.

“I promise another classic… my day 1 fans know what it is,” he wrote in the post’s caption. “I will not disappoint !!!!”

Game highlighted all of the pregnant women who participated in the album cover’s photoshoot and thanked the photographer for bringing his vision to life. He expressed his excitement for the LP before reflecting on the significance of his upcoming release.

“I’ve had a great run & surpassed my rap goals along time ago…. it’s by God’s grace that I’m able to still be here to deliver full projects at this caliber in an industry where I’ve seen artists come & go,” he noted. “It will always be ‘QUALITY’ over ‘QUANTITY’ from where I stand. The REAL music will always prevail & this album will cap off an amazing run. I’m grateful for all the producers & artists who’ve helped this album become what it is & I am more excited for my fans than I am for myself. This album will go #1…… because it’s CLASSIC !!!”

Born 2 Rap features over 20 songs and includes collaborations with the late Nipsey Hussle, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, 21 Savage, Mozzy, Dom Kennedy and Bryson Tiller, among others.

Check out Game’s Born 2 Rap cover and tracklist below.

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Born II Rap in 11 days………………. [Nov 29th 2019] I promise another classic… my day 1 fans know what it is… I will not disappoint !!!! S/O to the beautiful soon to be mothers @jazzlynsworld @__kokaine__ @latriecejonae @yagirl.bree_ @ebby.b00 @lilmama_gina @micheladriii @bellaxxmimi & @leexy_renee for coming through on short notice, listening to, understanding my vision & participating in the cover art for this album. The concept behind this photo goes way beyond what you see upon 1st glance & I absolutely cannot wait for all of you to hear the music that goes along with the album. Appreciation for my lil brother @jamilnotjamal for capturing my vision as well as @sandracstevenson & @chalicerecording for always being so welcoming, providing a home for me & my albums for the past 15 years of my career. I’ve had a great run & surpassed my rap goals along time ago…. it’s by God’s grace that I’m able to still be here to deliver full projects at this caliber in an industry where I’ve seen artists come & go. It will always be “QUALITY” over “QUANTITY” from where I stand. The REAL music will always prevail & this album will cap off an amazing run. I’m grateful for all the producers & artists who’ve helped this album become what it is & I am more excited for my fans than I am for myself. This album will go #1…… because it’s CLASSIC !!! & in 11 days you all will get to hear why. I took the liberty in attaching the track listing as I know you guys have been wondering who’s on it…. 24 tracks because @kobebryant is my all time favorite player & has been a friend & inspiration to my career, so I saw it just to pay homage to the 🐐 #24 #Born2Rap #Prolific #eOne [DISCLAIMER: None of the women pictured above are in any way shape or form taking part in the consumption of alcohol or marijuana (THAT’S ALL ME BABY 😉) & certain things on the certificate of birth have been altered to my liking so you stalkers & creeps ain’t on no weirdo shit] #ThisIsMyArt @eone @markjamesscott gfx 💯

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1. Intro: Sea Of Sin f. Ed Sheeran
2. No Smoke f. Miguel & Travis Barker
3. Five Hundred Dollar Candles f. Dom Kennedy
4. The Light
5. Carmen Electra f. Mozzy, OBSE Chill & Tobi
6. Dead Homies f. Red Cafe
7. Gold Daytonas f. Dom Kennedy
8. Westside
9. 40 Ounce Love f. Just Liv
10. Gucci Flip Flops
11. Born 2 Rap
12. Welcome Home f. Nipsey Hussle
13. Interlude: Help Me f. Sly
14. I Didn’t Wanna Write This Song f. Marsha Ambrosius
15. The Code f. 21 Savage
16. Stay Down f. Bryson Tiller
17. Hug The Block
18. Ask For Me
19. Stainless f. Anderson .Paak
20. Gangstas Make The Girls Go Wild f. Chris Brown
21. Blood Thicker Than Water f. Trey Songz
22. Rewind II
23. One Life f. J. Stone & Masego
24. Cross On Jesus Back f. D Smoke
25. Roadside f. Ed Sheeran

The Game Shares Star-Studded "Born II Rap" Tracklist & Cover Art

All year, The Game has been teasing the release his supposed final album, Born II Rap. He’s released a few singles but mostly, he’s used the power the hashtag to try and spread the awareness. The project is ficially coming out November 29th through Game’s new label Prolific Records. He took to Instagram to share the ficial album are and tracklist for the project along with an expected lengthy message.

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The rapper’s Born II Rap cover art is a photo the rapper sitting in a studio writing his raps while nine pregnant women (presumably from his previous PSA) are in the studio doing everything from drinking and smoking to engineering the session. “The concept behind this photo goes way beyond what you see upon 1st glance & I absolutely cannot wait for all you to hear the music that goes along with the album,” he wrote. 

The project’s tracklist is stacked with major names. Ed Sheeran appears twice on the project while Game also enlisted Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Trey Songz, D Smoke, Anderson .Paak and more. The project also includes a posthumous verse from Nipsey Hussle on the song “Welcome Home.” The song is 24 songs in length and not by accident. The rapper explained that it’s meant to pay homage to Kobe Bryant.

Peep the cover art and tracklist below. 

Post Malone Earns 2 Top 10 Spots On Billboards Top Albums Of The Decade

There’s no denying Post Malone‘s impact this decade. From the release “White Iverson,” he became the biggest pop star in the world and making his imprint across several genres. His debut album, Stoney arrived in 2016 before dropping beerbongs & bentleys and this year’s Hollywood’s Bleedings. As we approach the end the decade, Billboard has released their top 200 albums the decade and Posty has earned himself two back to back spots. Stoney currently sits at #6 while beerbongs holds it down at number 5. 

Post Malone Earns 2 Top 10 Spots On Billboards Top Albums Of The Decade
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Post Malone’s manager, Dre London, celebrated the dub on social media earlier today. “Men Lie, Women lie… These stats don’t!! So f*ckin proud you @postmalone,” London wrote on Instagram along with a screenshot the top 10 which also includes Drake, and Kendrick Lamar. Ed Sheeran is the only other artist who has two spots in the top 10.

Adele’s 21, released in 2011, takes the number one spot while Taylor Swift‘s 1989 takes the #2 spot. #3 and #4 go to Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) and the Frozen soundtrack, respectively. Drake’s Views holds it down at number 9 while Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. rounds out the top 10.

It shouldn’t be surprising that Post managed to take two spots up in the top 10. He’s become a streaming giant in his own right. Earlier this year, he joined the likes Drake, Ariana Grande, and more as one  Spotify’s most popular artists. 

Report: Justin Bieber Readies R&B Album for December

R&Bieber is coming.

According to HITS Daily Double, Justin Bieber will release his highly-anticipated new album before the year is over.

The project will reportedly consist of R&B songs, which he dubbed “R&Bieber.” It may also feature some high-profile collaborations including a “possible reunion with Drake.” A tour would also follow.

The superstar singer has been fueling the speculation himself. He teased “R&Bieber” on Instagram last month and told fans that he would release an album before Christmas if he receives 20 million likes.

“Share it, like it, post in your story, I gotta see the demand 😉 love you guys pumped for it!” he wrote on the post, which currently has 12 million likes. “I’m almost done but your support will make me move faster.”

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Bieber hasn’t released an album since 2015’s Purpose. In April, he returned to the stage during Ariana Grande’s set at Coachella where he teased new music.

“So anyways this is my first time on stage in like two years, so I had to get my groove back. I had to get my swag back,” he told the crowd. “And by the way, album coming soon.”

In the meantime, he has been collaborating with artists including Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Dan + Shay, Ed Sheeran, and Billie Eilish.

Prince Wasn’t Feeling Katy Perry Or Ed Sheeran, According To Memoir

The death Prince left a gaping hole in the music industry. He’s one those generational artists that can never be replaced. Following his death in 2016, notes, photographs, lyrics and letters were found in his home that is now being used for a new memoir. The book provides further insight into his genius as well as his general thoughts about life. 

Prince Wasn't Feeling Katy Perry Or Ed Sheeran, According To Memoir
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We all know that Prince didn’t adhere to the industry’s standard for anything and chose to do things on his own terms. That’s probably why he wasn’t a fan a lot pop artists including Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry who were name-dropped in one the letters that were unearthed in his home. However, their names weren’t necessarily mentioned in a flattering way. “We need to tell them that they keep trying to ram Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran down our throats and we don’t like it no matter how many times they play it,” Prince had written. It was revealed in an excerpt from the new book, The Beautiful Ones which is in collaboration with Dan Piepenbring from Paris Review.

“I’ve had dreams about Prince, where he’s still alive and his death was just a widely misreported thing,” Piepenbring said in an article published in The Guardian. “I’m still reluctant to handle those memories. They’re almost like something in a vitrine: the more you look, the more you get hot breath and fingerprints on the glass.” 

Apple Music Producing a Short Film for Miranda Lambert's Latest Release

Apple will release a new original short film showcasing the making of the latest studio album from Miranda Lambert. Wildcard is Lambert’s seventh studio album and will release later this week.

Apple released a teaser for the upcoming short film today. ‘Behind Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard‘ gives fans a taste of Lambert discussing laying down tracks. The film also features several on-camera interviews with her to dissect the album.

“Country is what I do, it’s who I am, it literally seeps out of my pores ⁠— but I love rock & roll,” she says.

The Wildcard album will debut on November 1st and includes “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” “Bluebird,” “Mess with my Head,” and “Way Too Pretty for Prison.”

It is already the most pre-added country album from a female artist on Apple Music. Meanwhile, Martina McBride accuses the Spotify country algorithm of . Spotify is hoping to by partnering with Reba McEntire for a new podcast.

The short film will also feature appearances and commentary from the album’s producer ⁠— Jay Joyce. Co-writers Natalie Hemby, Ashlie Monroe, Luke Dick, and The Love Junkies also share their perspectives.

Both Spotify and Apple Music are investing heavily in exclusive content. Apple has partnered with VICE and other media companies to create exclusive music documentaries for years now.

Earlier this year, Apple Music launched a new documentary about Wiz Khalifa’s life. That documentary featured behind the scenes interviews with his friends and family. An untitled Prince documentary is rumored to be in the works and releasing soon.

Another documentary called ‘Songwriter’ features Ed Sheeran discussing his tours in 2016, though that one doesn’t feature any sit-down interviews. If you want more, you can check out all of Apple Music’s documentary series in the app on iOS and Android.

The Game Announces ‘Born 2 Rap’ Release Date

Mark your calendars.

After much anticipation, The Game has finally announced an official release date for his final album Born 2 Rap. Taking to Instagram, he revealed that the project will drop on Black Friday, Nov. 29.

“Born 2 Rap. November 29th 2019 #AOTY 🐐,” said Game.

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Born 2 Rap. November 29th 2019 #AOTY 🐐

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He previously revealed that the oft-delayed album would arrive in November his newly-launched imprint Prolific Records.

“To my day 1 fans & those waiting on the album…. I know I’ve been quiet but I’ve been grinding, tightening up the album for a November release,” he wrote. “In the process, I started @prolificrecordsla & I will drop my last studio album #Born2Rap on this imprint.”

In August, he dropped the Mad Max-inspired video for his street single “West Side” co-starring Dave East and Jackie Long. He also recently shot a video for his Anderson .Paak collaboration “Stainless.”

Born 2 Rap marks Game’s ninth album and first since 2016’s 1992. Earlier this year, he previewed the project, including collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Migos, Anderson .Paak, Eric Bellinger, and Snoh Aalegra.

“I put everything I had into this album,” he told fans. “My TRUE FANS deserve this CLASSIC!!!”

The Game’s "Born To Rap" Officially Has A Release Date

The Game‘s getting ready to drop his supposed “final” album, Born 2 Rap. It’s unclear whether he’s serious about this being his final release but the anticipation for it has been real. Since the beginning the year, he’s stirred up the conversation surrounding the project by sharing a few snippets that made some remarks about ual relations he allegedly had with Cyn Santana, Joe Budden‘s ex, as well as Kim Kardashian.

Although we’re nearing the end the year, The Game is making sure that his name is in the Album The Year conversation. Taking to Instagram, he shared a photo to announce the project’s November release date. “Born 2 Rap. November 29th 2019 #AOTY,” he wrote along with an emoji a goat. 

With this project being his last, he’s definitely going out with a bang. Since the beginning the year, he’s shared pictures himself in the studio with a ton different rappers and singers including A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Chris Brown, and more. He’s also teased collabs with Ed Sheeran and Trey Songz.

What might be most exciting about this project is that The Game previously confirmed that Dr. Dre would be heavily involved in the project. It’s like things have come full circle for The Game. 

Born To Rap drops on November 29th. Keep your eyes peeled. 

The Game Readies Final Album ‘Born 2 Rap’ for November

The Game is gearing up for the final chapter.

After a series of delays, the Compton rapper has announced that his last album Born 2 Rap will now arrive in November his newly-launched imprint Prolific Records.

“To my day 1 fans & those waiting on the album…. I know I’ve been quiet but I’ve been grinding, tightening up the album for a November release,” he told his 11 million Instagram followers. “In the process, I started @prolificrecordsla & I will drop my last studio album #Born2Rap on this imprint.”

The album was previously due in October. In August, he dropped the Mad Max-inspired video for his street single “West Side” co-starring Dave East and Jackie Long.

Born 2 Rap marks Game’s ninth album and first since 2016’s 1992. Earlier this year, he previewed the project, including collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Migos, Anderson .Paak, Eric Bellinger, and Snoh Aalegra.

“I put everything I had into this album,” he told fans. “My TRUE FANS deserve this CLASSIC!!!”

Ed Sheeran’s Tattoo Artist Admits Singer’s Ink Is "Sh*t"

Ed Sheeran is somewhere in the world enjoying his break from touring since he recently wrapped up playing more than 250 shows for nine million fans on the globe. As expected, Ed announced an 18-month hiatus since closing his last show in Ipswich, England back in August and while he’s been keeping a low radar, his tattoo artist has come through to talk down on his body ink.

Ed Sheeran's Tattoo Artist Admits Singer's Ink Is "Sh*t"
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Kevin Paul has tattooed the “Shape Of You” singer more than 40 times and he’s admitted to The Mirror that Ed’s tattoos are quite bad. “I take the piss out Ed all the time, when I’m with him, that they are shit. They are!” Kevin said. “But every single thing that he’s got is personal to him.” Even though Kevin admits his work on Ed isn’t his best, having the singer as a client has brought on good moments in his career and opened many doors for him. 

“I was a big massive artist doing 3D work and winning multi awards. And then all a sudden you end up doing Pingu the Penguin and fucking gingerbread men on pop stars,” he explained. “Everybody just thought I was shit, but I’m not.”

Watch Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, & Cardi B’s ‘South of the Border’ Video

Ed Sheeran is joined by an all-star cast in his cinematic video for “South of the Border.”

The “frivolous spy film” was directed by Jason Koenig (“Shape of You,” “Perfect”) and stars the British crooner as a spy named Teddy Fingers, Camila Cabello as Mariposa, and Cardi B as herself.

In the action-packed adventure, two spies (played by Paul Karmiryan and Alexis Ren) set out on a mission to acquire a prized diamond necklace. They make their way from London to Mexico during their globe-trotting chase. Along the way, they encounter a knife-wielding Camila and a kidnapped Cardi, who escapes after being tied up. The Hustlers star also adds some of her signature comic relief at the end.

“South of the Border” is the latest visual off Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The star-studded album also features collaborations with Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, and more.

Go “South of the Border” in the spy thriller.

Tegan & Sara Strike Back Against Secondary Ticketing Sites

Tegan & Sara experimented with selling empty seats at a ‘sold out’ event on a pay-what-you-want basis.

The duo announced the experiment as a way to combat ticket touting. In a post on Facebook, the artists detailed how they handled the experiment.

“While the show tonight is technically sold out, many of these tickets are now being flooded back into the market for resale. Because there is little time to sell and we never ask our fans to go to secondary sites, this will likely result in empty seats tonight in the Sydney Goldstein Theater.

“Our goal is to ensure that our real fans are in each and every seat and to prevent secondary platforms from hurting our show. As an experiment, tonight in San Francisco we will be offering rush seating for all open seats, at approximately 8.15pm. This means that we will allow any empty seats to be available on a ‘first come, first serve[d]’ basis in return for a ‘pay what you can’ cash donation at the door to The Tegan & Sara Foundation, which works to support LGBTQ girls and women.”

Tegan & Sara estimate that there were as many as 200 last-minute seats left to fill at the event.

Many fans welcomed the move, including those who wanted to take up the offer. Many secondary-ticket sellers said the seats were empty because no one wanted to see them. That doesn’t hold up when genuine fans are saying they had to buy tickets from a secondary seller. Some fans were pissed the deal was offered last-minute when they .

That reason is why Ed Sheeran’s promoter Killimanjaro said it wouldn’t allow . No one likes feeling salty they paid more for something that was handed out at significantly less cost at the last minute. Those last-minute sales are 100% for charity to avoid accusations of double-dipping on certain tickets.

Eminem & XXXTentacion Are Two Of Spotify’s Most-Streamed Male Artists Ever

Whenever Spotify releases a new list the most-streamed artists all time, there are a few names that we can automatically expect to see. For example, Drake will likely be on the chart until the end time. The man has released so many bangers at this point that he can safely chill for a little bit. Eminem is another person that doesn’t need to worry about his streaming numbers. He’ll always have that revenue coming in after dropping several classics in the last two decades. However, there are a few artists that come as a surprise on Spotify’s latest stat-sheet who has dominated their platform.

Eminem & XXXTentacion Are Two Of Spotify's Most-Streamed Male Artists Ever
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Tallying up the most popular artists on their service throughout the course music history, Spotify released their data on which male superstars round out the top ten. Unsurprisingly, Drake is sitting pretty at the top spot. Following him are Ed Sheeran and Eminem. Then, things start to get interesting. Post Malone, who hasn’t been in the game for too long, is ranked fourth with Justin Bieber right behind him. The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar all come close to the top five and, appearing last on the list is XXXTentacion, who was 20-years-old when he passed away last year. The Florida-based rapper didn’t get the chance to release much music during his lifetime but the material he did come through with ended up being timeless, racking up billions streams on Spotify.

Take a look at the information below ChartData and let us know who you’re most surprised by.

Travis Scott Preps New Single As Rumors Circulate About Kylie Jenner Breakup

It’s only been 24 hours since Travis Scott announced that his single “Highest in the Room” with Lil Baby would finally hit the streets, and the news is already being overshadowed with rumors regarding his relationship with Kylie Jenner. Just yesterday, Scott shared three cover art images on social media as he let fans know that “Highest in the Room” would be released on Friday, October 4. It’s a track that fans have been anticipating for some time, but with the celebratory news the single’s delivery comes gossip that the rapper’s personal life has taken a turn.

According to E! News, Scott and girlfriend Kylie Jenner have recently temporarily split in an effort to “take some time apart.” The parents one-year-old Stormi Webster have been in a relationship for two years, and the publication states Scott’s been so focused on creating and releasing new music that it’s caused tension between them.

Kylie reportedly attended Justin and Hailey Bieber’s South Carolina wedding without Scott, and E! News shares that they’ve been living apart. Meanwhile, Scott’s had quite a busy 2019 career-wise, as he’s released his Netflix documentary Look Mom I Can Flyannounced the return the Astroworld Festival, and has been featured on collaborations with Ed Sheeran, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, The Weeknd, Young Thug, and J. Cole

50 Cent Says Eminem’s Working On A New Album

Eminem is currently crafting a new album, according to 50 Cent. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the G-Unit head honcho confirmed he’s working on a song for Slim Shady’s next LP.

50 was speaking to THR to promote his hit series Power, which is in the middle of its final season, and discuss the show’s spinoff Power Book 2: Ghost. He mentioned his contribution to Eminem’s album after reflecting on their most recent collaboration: Ed Sheeran’s “Remember The Name” single

“I got another record from Em he sent for his new album,” 50 said around the seven-minute mark.

50 previously mentioned working with Eminem on a new song during an appearance on Real 92.3 in Los Angeles. While he didn’t explicitly say the track was for Slim Shady’s next LP, he appeared to acknowledge it was when radio hosts Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed inquired about it.

“He sent me a record now, he working now,” 50 said about 29 minutes into the conversation. “He got some things, man. Still the highest rap-selling artist in the world.”

Eminem’s latest album, Kamikaze, unexpectedly dropped without any promotion in August 2018. Even producers involved in the project, such as Grammy Award winner S1, didn’t know it was being released when it did.

“I literally looked at my social media timeline and I saw somebody’s post say, ‘The Eminem album is out now,’” S1 told HipHopDX last year. “I said, ‘What?’ I had wind of it because they started asking to do paperwork on some joints and usually during that stage when you start doing paperwork, you know that the album is getting to a closing out point. But as far as the release, I had no idea. They kept that from … I guess they had to keep it really secret so it wouldn’t get out. They didn’t even tell us, the people that were working on the album. They kept it pretty private.”

50’s comments have, at the very least, put Eminem fans on alert for another album. But he’s not the only talking. Veteran radio host Big Boy recently revealed Em’s been back in the studio with Dr. Dre too.

Check out Big Boy’s remarks below.