NAV Turns Up with Travis Scott and Gunna on ‘Turks’

It’s litty again.

Nearly a year since the release of Bad Habits, NAV re-ups with his new track “Turks” featuring Travis Scott and Gunna. The club banger serves as the perfect turn up for your next quarantine rager, and finds the trio repping their sets over the Wheezy production.

In May 2019, NAV released his chart-topping album Bad Habits, which featured appearances from Meek Mill, Young Thug, and The Weeknd. His 2018 LP Reckless was recently certified gold, while “Wanted You” with Lil Uzi Vert is now 2x platinum.

NAV can also be heard on “Leaders” off the deluxe edition of Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake. Meanwhile, Gunna recently dropped “SKYBOX,” the first single from his upcoming album WUNNA.

The Weeknd Soars To One Of 2020’s Biggest Debuts

A few days ago, The Weeknd took to Instagram to flaunt some truly gargantuan Spotify streaming numbers, with the same mischievous pride reserved for kittens leaving bird carcasses on the stoop. Truly on his Dr. Evil, Weeknd had cause for celebration thanks to one billion streams on the digital streaming platform, the road to a platinum plaque all but cleared f traffic. Throw in some glowing critical acclaim and we’re looking at a massive opening week for his brand new album After Hours. 

The Weeknd Soars To One Of 2020's Biggest Debuts

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In fact, it’s one the year’s best so far, beating out competition from Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Lil Uzi Vert. A report from Billboard cites Weeknd’s first week numbers looking like a total up to 425,000 album-equivalent units, which would ultimately make After Hours the biggest release his career. An impressive feat, and a testament to his enduring place in the modern musical landscape. Look for the final round-up to be unveiled on Billboard this Sunday, but don’t be surprised to see Weeknd sitting pretty come the release the April 4th charts. 

This tally puts The Weeknd at the top the pile, beating out both Lil Uzi Vert‘s Eternal Atake (288,000) and Eminem’s surprise album Music To Be Murdered By (282,000). A grand look for the Canadian singer, who continues to prove that artistry and originality can and will make it to the top. Have you been keeping that After Hours on rotation?

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Lil Uzi Vert Lands 22 Songs On Billboard Hot 100

Lil Uzi Vert has landed 22 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including every single track from the recently released deluxe version of Eternal Atake.

According to Billboard, the latest chart includes the songs “Myron” at No. 13, “Bean (Kobe)” at No. 19, “Yessirskiii” at No. 26, “Lotus” at No. 45 and “Wassup” at No. 54.

Lil Uzi elated his fans when he surprise dropped the long delayed Eternal Atake album earlier this month and quickly followed up with a deluxe version of the project called Luv Vs. The World 2. 

Eternal Atake debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on Sunday (March 15) with roughly 288,000 total album equivalent units sold in its first week, marking his first No. 1 album. The project then topped the chart for a second consecutive week with another 247,000 total album equivalent units sold.

Lil Uzi had 20 songs debut on the Hot 100 during Eternal Atake’s initial charting week. Drake and Lil Wayne are the only other two rappers to have accomplished that feat.

In total, Lil Uzi has a total of 62 tracks that have hit the chart chart. In 2020 alone, 34 of his songs have arrived on the Hot 100, the most of any artists this year. DaBaby had the most entries in 2019 with 22, while Drake finished with the most at 35 in 2018.

Watch The Weeknd’s Bloody Video for ‘In Your Eyes’

The Weeknd unleashes a scream fest with his bloody video for “In Your Eyes.”

The graphic horror flick, which opens with a disclaimer, picks up where the “After Hours” short film left off and finds a couple entering an elevator with The Weeknd, who is dressed in his red blazer with a knife in hand. After bloodcurdling screams, the XO crooner is seen chasing the bloody woman, played by model Zaina Miuccia, through the streets. He follows her to an underground club while she arms herself an axe before chopping off his head. And in an odd turn of events, she takes Abel’s severed head and hits the dance floor.

“In Your Eyes” is a standout from After Hours, which is expected to debut at No. 1 on next week’s chart with over 400,000 equivalent album units. Earlier today, The Weeknd released a deluxe edition of the album with five bonus tracks including a remix to “Heartless” with Lil Uzi Vert.

On June 11, he will kick off his “After Hours Tour” in Vancouver with special guests Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver.

DaBaby Goes Baby On Baby With Cupcake Extravaganza

DaBaby may be a man action, but that’s not to say he isn’t for the children; after all, he is prone to going baby, sometimes even baby on baby. During these desperate times self-isolation and voluntary quarantine, one must find comfort in the simple pleasures life. For DaBaby such pleasures include hosting a baking session, a cupcake extravaganza sure to lift the spirits the young ones in his family.

DaBaby Goes Baby On Baby With Cupcake Extravaganza

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Taking to Instagram to stream the event, DaBaby introduced his sous-chefs as “Baby Kirk,” “Neicy Red,” and “Crazy Man.” With the new Lil Uzi Vert album and Drake & Future‘s “Life Is Good” blasting in the background, Baby goes step by step in guiding the youngsters through the process. With their minds stimulated, the kids seem eager to be involved, prompting Baby to channel his dad energy and implore patience — a futile task, given the volatile combination children and sugar. 

Yet somehow, he manages. Before long, the kids are stirring up a storm while DaBaby oversees the process proudly. “If they can’t stop fighting put everybody to work! STIR! STIR! STIR!” he captions. Unfortunately, the clip leaves on a cliffhanger, leaving us without a glimpse the finished project. Either way, it’s a nice window into DaBaby as a family man, and it’s wholesome to see him serving as a positive role model in an otherwise uncertain time. Be safe out there, and be sure to enjoy the little things. 

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Lil Uzi Vert’s Backstreet Boys Sampling "That Way" Goes Gold

The enduring hitmaking prowess the Backstreet Boys knows no boundaries, as Lil Uzi Vert clearly understood during the creation lead Eternal Atake single “That Way.” Released a few days prior to the full album, the track emerged as an instant fan-favorite, tapping into the nostalgic banks anyone who came age during the late-nineties. Even the hip-hop purists likely heard at least one Backstreet Boys single, given how staggeringly popular boy bands were during that particular era — and perhaps still are, if these numbers are any indication.

Lil Uzi Vert's Backstreet Boys Sampling "That Way" Goes Gold

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The aptly titled “That Way” features an interpolation the Backstreet Boys single “I Want It That Way,” released in 1999 to ring in their Millennium album. Seeing as that particular single sold millions units in a pre-streaming era, it’s no wonder Lil Uzi Vert‘s own take on the wistful subject matter is proving equally lucrative. Despite only being a few weeks old, the Eternal Atake bonus track has already gone gold. 

It’s only a matter time before the entire album starts raking in the plaques. Having moved an impressive first week total 288,000 album-equivalent units, Lil Uzi Vert has established himself as a commercial force to be reckoned with. One boasting a stamp approval from Backstreet Boys OG Nick Carter, at that. 

The Weeknd Drops ‘After Hours’ Deluxe Edition Featuring Lil Uzi Vert & More

The Weeknd didn’t wait long to bolster his After Hours album with a deluxe edition. After releasing his fourth studio LP on Friday (March 20), the diamond-selling singer dropped an expanded version of his latest work on Monday (March 23).

Weeknd has added five songs to his 14-track project, providing fans with multiple remixes and his live performance of “Scared To Live” on Saturday Night Live.

While the original version of the album featured no guests, the bonus tracks include collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert and Chromatics.

Check out Weeknd’s After Hours (Deluxe) stream, cover art and tracklist below.

The Weeknd Drops 'After Hours' Deluxe Edition Featuring Lil Uzi Vert & More

1. Alone Again
2. Too Late
3. Hardest To Love
4. Scared To Live
5. Snowchild
6. Escape From L.A.
7. Heartless
8. Faith
9. Blinding Lights
10. In Your Eyes
11. Save Your Tears
12. Repeat After Me (Interlude)
13. After Hours
14. Until I Bleed Out
15. Blinding Lights [Chromatics Remix] f. Chromatics
16. Save Your Tears (OPN Remix)
17. Heartless [Vapor Wave Remix] f. Lil Uzi Vert
18. After Hours (The Blaze Remix)
19. Scared To Live (SNL Live)

The Weeknd Drops 'After Hours' Deluxe Edition Featuring Lil Uzi Vert & More

The Weeknd Goes On Las Vegas Bender In ‘Heartless’ Video


Kevin Gates, Tory Lanez, Lil Uzi Vert & More Light Up Our "Fire Emoji" Playlist

It’s been a full week since people began to self-quarantine in wake the Coronavirus madness that’s been sweeping the world. As health ficials and government ficials have advised everyone to stay inside and keep away from crowds in general, it’s safe to say that the majority the world would be going insane if it weren’t for streaming services.

Kevin Gates, Tory Lanez, Lil Uzi Vert & More Light Up Our "Fire Emoji" Playlist
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That being said, you know what time it is. Each week, we keep you updated on the hottest records that you need to be listening to with our Fire Emoji playlist on Spotify. Though it’s been a relatively quiet week in releases due to the rise in Coronavirus, we do have some heat for everyone to check out. That new Kevin Gates freestyle, “Always Be Gangsta” is a necessary vibe for trying times. Of course, it was necessary to include that brand new NLE Choppa record, “Walk Em Down” with Roddy Ricch as well as the Tory Lanez-assisted remix to Buju Banton’s “Trust.”

The playlist also includes cuts from Lil Uzi Vert‘s Eternal Atake as well as the deluxe edition that serves as LUV Vs. The World 2. We also got heat from Rich The Kid, Jay Electronica, Fivio Foreign, and more.

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Lil Yachty Advocates For Kodak Black’s Release

The 2016 XXL Freshman Class still stands out as one the best all time. At the time, we weren’t sure how to perceive the rappers selected to represent that year in music but, as time has gone by, it has become clear that they were spot-on. Each member the group has gone on to achieve big things, with the exception a select few. Lil Uzi Vert, Denzel Curry, 21 Savage, Anderson .Paak, G Herbo, and more were all named as the hottest rising rappers the year, joining Kodak Black and Lil Yachty. Although Lil Boat and Kodak Black haven’t seen eye-to-eye on everything, the former still wants the best for his classmate.

“FREE DA REAL,” wrote Lil Yachty on Instagram, sharing a photo himself and Kodak Black from their cover shoot four years ago. 

Lil Yachty Advocates For Kodak Black's Release
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Kodak Black has been dealing with non-stop legal issues, including his most recent arrest and conviction on firearms charges. The Florida native had reportedly lied about being a convicted felon on documents to procure a gun, which is a crime in the state Florida. He has been sentenced to forty-six months in prison.

Lil Yachty isn’t the only person who has advocated for the release the high-prile rapper. Many his peers have also spoken out. 

This week, Black found himself peeved after Megan Thee Stalliontook credit for one his slogans, “Lemme drive the boat.” He updated his social media pages to state that he was upset, but that he wouldn’t be acting out pocket over it.

Are we finally seeing signs maturation from the young star?

Lil Uzi Vert Releases "Eternal Atake" Merch

Lil Uzi Vert is bringing his penchant for the galaxy to the merch world. The artist is dropping a line clothing, accessories, and even homeware inspired by his Eternal Atake album and the era’s outer space aesthetics. The line includes various items featuring the album cover and/or title, Uzi’s likeness, alien and planet imagery, and more. A pair sweatpants fered in three different colourways—black, white, and a purple ombré pattern—include glitter symbols, the No. 27, and the album name. An airbrushed Uzi appears on the front one the T-shirts along with the album title, and the album cover itself appears on another set T-shirts and hoodies. The phrase, “‘eternal atake changed my life’ – human, 2020,” is emblazoned on multiple garments, including hoodies and T-shirts in various colourways. Glow-in-the-dark T-shirts and hoodies read, “VISITOR” and the album title on the back and “MISSING!” on the front, along with a list Uzi’s alter egos. These alternate names appear on a variety other T-shirts and hoodies as well.

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As for non-clothing ferings, Uzi is selling black light posters both the album cover and deluxe cover. The most original product in the merch line, however, has to be the cover art accessory tray, which features the phrase “prepare for lift f.” All items are available for pre-order now on Uzi’s webstore, ahead the ficial launch on May 15th. Each purchase includes a digital copy  Eternal Atake (Deluxe) – LUV vs. The World 2.

Lil Uzi Vert Leads Jay Electronica & Don Toliver: Sales Projections

After making the fans wait for approximately two years, Lil Uzi Vert finally released Eternal Atake, which debuted at the Number One spot on the Billboard 200. With the arrival the deluxe edition (which was packed alongside LUV Vs. The World 2), the Philadelphia rapper is looking set to enjoy another week at the top spot.

In the latest tally sales projections, Lil Uzi Vert looks to have no legitimate competition as he is eyeing a second week at the pole position the charts. With an estimated 255,000 equivalent album units moved on the deluxe, Baby Pluto will have the strongest debut the week for a second straight campaign.

Lil Uzi Vert Leads Jay Electronica & Don Toliver: Sales Projections
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Following him up directly is Lil Baby, who is still experiencing a surge from his My Turn album. The Atlanta star will move an additional 90,000 copies the project.

As for the full-fledged debuts on this week’s sales projection report, Don Toliver and Jay Electronica find themselves lower on the list. Houston-bred Don Toliver is set to debut at approximately the seventh position on the charts, enjoying a whopping 47,000 equivalent album units moved. Jay Electronica’s first-ever studio album, a collaboration with Jay-Z, arrives at the sixteenth spot with 28,000 sales.

Elsewhere on the list, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Post Malone, and others are still performing well from their recent releases. 

Which album were you jamming to this weekend?

Lil Baby "My Turn" Moves Over 100K Units In Second Week

2020 is turning into a big year for rap releases. Although we received plenty great albums in 2019, we’re three months deep into the new decade and we’ve received major albums from some the biggest acts. Eminem made his way through with Music To Be Murdered By. Lil Wayne dropped the long-awaited follow-up to Tha Carter V, Funeral. Lil Uzi is fresh f the release  Eternal Atake but it’s Lil Baby who’s had the streets eagerly awaiting his sophomore release.

Lil Baby "My Turn" Moves Over 100K Units In Second Week
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Even after debuting at the top the Billboard 200 with astronomical first week numbers, Baby is still pushing major units afterward. According to BillboardMy Turn moved 104K units in its second week, sliding down to number four on the Billboard 200. Sure, it’s down by 40% in sales after his debut week earned him 188,165 albums sold but there aren’t many artists who can even do 100K in their first week alone. 

Lil Baby’s clearly kicking f the year on a high note, especially after being relatively low-key throughout 2019. His latest album solidified his star power as the next young king up from Atlanta. Perhaps once this entire Coronavirus pandemic settles down and the social distancing rule ends, we’ll get to see Baby on the road performing all the hits from his latest project.

What are your favorite songs f  My Turn? Sound f int he comments. 

Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Eternal Atake’ Debuts at No. 1

Lil Uzi Vert rockets to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Eternal Atake.

The long-awaited album, which arrived one week early, opens with 288,000 equivalent album units, of which a little under 9,000 are in album sales. It becomes the Philly rapper’s second No. 1 and the biggest streaming week for an album since 2018.

The album’s 18 tracks earned 400 million on-demand streams, the fourth-largest streaming week ever for an album, and the largest week for any album since Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V opened with 433 million streams in October 2018. Eternal Atake also has the second-biggest overall week of 2020 for any album behind BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7, which launched with 422,000 units.

Uzi previously visited No. 1 with Luv Is Rage 2, which moved 135,000 units in September 2017.

A deluxe edition of Eternal Atake, titled LUV vs. The World 2, was released a week later (March 13) featuring 14 additional tracks, with appearances from Future, Young Thug, and Gunna. The original and deluxe album will be combined together for charting purposes.

Jhené Aiko returns to the top 10 with her third studio album Chilombo, which debuts at No. 2 with 152,000 equivalent album units, her highest-charting album and biggest week ever. Chilombo marks Aiko’s fourth top 10 solo effort, following Trip (No. 5, 2017), Souled Out (No. 3, 2014), and Sail Out (No. 8, 2013). She and Big Sean also visited the top 10 with their joint Twenty88 album, which peaked at No. 5 in 2016.

Megan Thee Stallion rounds out the top 10 with her project Suga. The 9-track set opens at No. 10 with 41,000 equivalent album units. It is her second top 10 effort and follows her previous top 10 entry, Fever, which also debuted at No. 10.

Elsewhere, Lil Baby’s former chart-topper My Turn falls 1-4 in its second week with 104,000 equivalent album units, while Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG drops 2-3 with 111,000.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Lil Uzi Vert – Eternal Atake – 278,000
2. Jhené Aiko – Chilombo – 152,000
3. Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG – 111,000
4. Lil Baby – My Turn – 104,000
5. NCT 127 – NCT #127: Neo-Zone, The 2nd Album – 87,000
6. Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial – 57,000
7. Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding – 51,000
8. BTS – Map of the Soul: 7 – 50,000
9. Justin Bieber – Changes – 47,000
10. Megan Thee Stallion – Suga – 41,000

R.E.M.’s "It’s The End Of The World" Charts During Coronavirus Scare

R.E.M.’s 1987 classic “It’s the End the World as We Know It” recently resurfaced onto iTunes Top 100 chart. The outbreak and media coverage that followed made a lot people worried and uncomfortable, so it’s understandable that this song would find itself being shared and listened to. The single made famous for its apocalyptic “undertones”, temporarily found itself wedged at No.64 right next to Lil Uzi Vert‘s “Moon Relate”. Clearly people are finding comfort in whatever music they choose. 

This is not the first time individuals used the R.E.M. single to express their concern for the current state events. It has, unfortunately, been used a lot. In 2016, Stephen Colbert and James Franco performed an updated version inspired by the presidential election, for The Late Show.

 

In an interview with Vulture, lead singer Michael Stipe admitted that the song is actually optimistic in its perspective. When asked about the state the world, he shared that he felt that “we’re moving toward something that is more inclusive and progressive, but we’re having to go through pretty dark times to get there”. 

Even if the band expected the song to do what it did at release, we’re sure they did not expect it to perform how it is now. We can expect that the R.E.M. hit will find itself being dug-up again in the future, but for our sake, let’s hope that it’s not anytime soon. 

Lil Uzi Vert Accused Of Plagiarizing ‘That Way’ Cover Art

Lil Uzi Vert is facing allegations of plagiarism. The Atlantic Records rapper was put on blast by South Korean artist Tae Tae, who accused him of copying a six-year-old painting for his “That Way” cover art.

“I am very upset that I have to write such an article,” Tae Tae wrote on Instagram. “I saw lil uzi vert’s latest album cover art and it was very similar to my painting.”

He noted, “My picture was posted on my blog six years ago, and it is possible to use it for profile pictures or non-commercial purposes, but it is not allowed to use anything else. Now I’m very embarrassed and don’t want to let this go.”

Uzi responded to the allegations in two Instagram comments, seemingly admitting his wrongdoing.

“Hey, I’m not a mean person or a thief,” Uzi wrote on Tae Tae’s post. “I get inspired a lot if you want money I will have my team contact you and give you money Signed … Baby Pluto P.s. You’re a great artist.”

He added, “Just because I’m famous doesn’t mean imma ignore the problem or shove money I wanna help in all areas I love art it’s the only thing that keeps me okay and leveled.”

Lil Uzi Vert Accused Of Plagiarizing 'That Way' Cover Art
Lil Uzi Vert Accused Of Plagiarizing 'That Way' Cover Art

The “That Way” cover art was made by an artist named Artxstic, who says Uzi requested a recreation of Tae Tae’s painting.

“It was what Uzi asked for,” he told South Korea’s Chosun.com.

In response to multiple comments on his Instagram, Artxstic has claimed he and Uzi would compensate Tae Tae.

Lil Uzi Vert Accused Of Plagiarizing 'That Way' Cover Art

Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Eternal Atake’ Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

Tae Tae, whose real name is Tae Yeon Lee, spoke to the Daily Dot and confirmed conversations with Uzi’s team have begun.

“We are currently talking to Lil Uzi’s management and there is no conclusion on compensation,” he said. “I will take legal action if the communication is not good.”