Nelly Says New EP Will Be Produced By Country Group Florida Georgia Line

It’s about time that we received new music from Nelly, and the “Country Grammar” rapper has revealed that his next project is in the works. During a recent interview with Atlanta’s hit radio station V-103, Nelly announced that he’s readyinig the release a new EP. He didn’t give up too many details regarding what fans can expect with the album, but he did share that country duo Florida Georgia Line would have a hand in it.

Before speaking on the project, Nelly shared his plans for the next few months. “This summer I’m going on tour with me, TLC, and Flo Rida. We got the Whole Lotta Hits tour coming out real soon. We’re gonna have a whole bunch fun with that. I also got an EP coming out that’s on a whole ‘nother side that’s executive produced by Florida Georgia Line. It’s on some whole other stuff, so yeah. We still movin’.”

One can only speculate that fans will receive a sound that’s more in line with Nelly’s 2004 Tim McGraw collaboration “Over & Over.” The rapper worked with Florida Georgia Line in the past when he hopped on the remix to their single, “Cruise.” Considering how Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has dominated the charts, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more artists step into the country game. Nelly was one the firsts, so if he does go that route, it won’t be unfamiliar territory.

Back in 2015, it was announced that the rapper was working on his Heartland EP. “He’s a free agent on the label side now, and is working on a country-based Heartland EP, which should be really interesting,” Nelly’s manager told Billboard at the time. “He may be one the first hip-hop artists to jump into that space in an authentic way with Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, so we think he has an opportunity to grow that base even more.”

 

Chris Brown & Drake’s "No Guidance" Launches To Top 10 On Hot 100

When Drake brought out Chris Brown last year on the Aubrey and The Three Migos tour, the two finally squashed a beef that’s been going on for years. Mind you, this came after Rihanna admitted that she hasn’t been in contact with either one her exes who presumably were beefing in the first place over her. After squashing their beef, the two have teased new music together but they kept the anticipation high until last week when they unleashed “No Guidance” which now serves as another top 10 single for both artists.

Congratulations are in order for both Drake and Chris Brown as their new collaboration, “No Guidance” launched to number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song hit #4 on the Streaming Songs chart with 28M streams and 15K sold in its first week. This single marks Chris Brown’s 15th top 10 single on the chart and Drake’s 34th. The single also ties Drake for the second most amount top 10 singles on the Hot 100 with Madonna holding the record with 38.

“No Guidance” ties two other Chris Brown singles for his highest debuting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with 2008’s “Forever” and Lil Dicky‘s “Freaky Friday.”

Chris Brown and Drake’s collaboration is set to appear on Breezy’s forthcoming project, INDIGO which is set to arrive later this month. Keep your eyes peeled for that. 

Westside Gunn Unveils "Flygod Is An Awesome God" Release Date

Westside Gunn is going to provide fans with some new music to enjoy for the Fourth Of July weekend. The Shady Records rapper has announced his Flygod Is An Awesome God project is scheduled to drop July 5.

“‘FLYGOD IS AN AWESOME GOD’ JUL 5th,” he wrote on Instagram. “#HappyFathersDay and yea it’s STILL @justdon @chicagodonc GANG !!!!! #FLYGOD #LEGEND #BUFFALOKIDS #flygodisanawesomegod #GXFR #JUSTDONGANG #BOLO.”

The summer is going to a busy one for Westside and his Griselda Records crew. The Buffalo-bred MC has said the collective’s Shady debut WWCD will be out this summer too.

Also, Benny The Butcher is planning to release a new EP titled The Plugs I Met on Friday (June 21). The project will feature collaborations with Black Thought, Pusha T and fellow Griselda artist Conway The Machine, among others.

Check out Westside’s Flygod Is An Awesome God cover art below.

Westside Gunn Unveils "Flygod Is An Awesome God" Release Date

Cassie Previews New Song ‘Moments’

It’s been a big week for Cassie. After announcing her pregnancy, the singer is getting back to the music.

On Friday, she teased a new track called “Moments.” On the 1:45 snippet, Cassie brings the seductive vibes. “Let go and say that you want me / I can read your signals / Body language triggers / Let go and take me on your trip,” she sings.

Cassie is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Alex Fine. The couple announced the exciting news on social media this week and received well wishes from Cassie’s ex Sean “Diddy” Combs.

“Moments” marks the first new music from Cassie since 2017’s “Don’t Play It Safe” and “Love a Loser” with G-Eazy, which were both released on Bad Boy.


Cassie Previews New Track "Moments" Following Pregnancy Announcement

The world is still reeling from the news that Cassie Ventura is preparing for motherhood with her boyfriend eight months, Alex Fine. The couple announced the good news on Instagram Thursday, sharing with fans that they’re expecting a daughter. “Can’t wait to meet our baby girl 💗,” Cassie wrote. “Love You Always & Forever.” On Fine’s page, he shared two touching love letters: one for Cassie and the other for their unborn child.

Of course, commenters made jokes at Diddy‘s expense, but the hip hop mogul shared an image the couple on his Instagram showing nothing but love for the soon-to-be-parents. He wrote, “Congratulations @Cassie and Alex. I wish you all nothing but love and happiness. God bless ❤️❤️❤️ L O V E.” The day after Cassie revealed her baby news, she followed up with an audio clip a new song titled “Moments.” There were rumors earlier this year that the singer had returned to the studio to record new music, so fans were excited to get a taste what she’s been working on.

Other than the brief audio, Cassie didn’t fer up much else. The song was uploaded without a caption, and there hasn’t been news from her camp on when the single, or an album, can be expected. Check out Cassie’s new track and let us know if the “Me & U” singer has a hit on her hands.

YBN Cordae & Chance The Rapper Are Dropping A Single Next Week

YBN Cordae has been making quite the name for himself. Since catching attention with his lyrically-charged J. Cole response “Old N***s,” Cordae has been emerging as one the next up, garnering co-signs from some prominent players. Not only has the young YBN member been hard at work with Dr. Dre, but he’s also been cooking up with Chance The Rapper. In fact, Cordae and Chance intend on dropping f some new music next Monday, as evidenced by a playful IG video.

In the clip, Cordae took a moment to report live from Chicago, posted up alongside his “favorite cousin” Chano. “I’m in Chicago, we all at Auntie’s house,” laughs Cordae, pulling Chance into an embrace. “Got a rich ass cousin, all the groceries I want. All the Doritos I want. We out here.” Chance interrupts the broadcast, teasing that “secrets coming very soon.” 

“Me and my favorite cousin @chancetherapper,” captions Cordae. “See y’all on Monday.” Of course, in the world IG hype, such claims all but point to a release date. While we’re not sure if the track in question derives from Cordae or Chano’s upcoming projects, either way, it’ll be nice to see these two “cousins” putting in work on wax. You have high hopes for this one?

Chance The Rapper Tells Former Fan To "Eat A D*ck" In Heated Twitter Exchange

Chance The Rapper seemingly had all the time in the world to clap back at a former fan who expressed their distaste for the rapper’s new music. By the looks it, things really got heated when a Twitter user called Chance out for letting his ego get in the way how he responds to criticism. Chance didn’t care too much about the user’s explanation things and just replied with, “eat a dick.”

Things didn’t stop there, though. After the user, who goes by Chris, called Chance out again, the “Same Drugs” rapper called Chris a “spoiled child” who thinks he’s is making music just for him. 

Chance The Rapper Tells Former Fan To "Eat A D*ck" In Heated Twitter Exchange
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“You’re a spoiled child who thinks artists are making music for you. I never intended for you to find or like anything I made. If I knew you existed, I would’ve tried my hardest to keep you from being able to enjoy it. Now go eat a dick again,” he wrote

Chris responded by trying to add some clarity to the situation, explaining how he didn’t say whether Chance’s music was “good or bad.”

“I said you treat your fans poorly. You’re supposed to be a role model but you’re out here telling people to eat dicks for fering you criticism. SMH,” he added. 

Chance didn’t seem to care and told Chris to once again, “eat a dick.”

Chance The Rapper Will Co-Executive Produce & Contribute Music To "Steven Universe" Musical

A Cartoon Network favorite among adults and kids alike is Steven Universe, an animated series that has been on television since 2013. After five seasons and 160 episodes, Steven Universe is in development to have its own movie, and some big names are attached to the forthcoming musical.

According to reports, the principal cast will remain intact—including British R&B singer Estellewho regularly lends her voice to the character Crystal Gem Garnet. Additional musical collaborators and performances for the animated film are to include Gallant, James Fauntleroy, Macie Stewart, aivi & surasshu, and Chance The RapperSteven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar will continue as the show’s songwriter and will pen new music for the movie. Chance has signed on to act as an executive producer and will be contributing tunes his own for the musical.

The movie is said to be a continuation where the television series left f. Deadline reports the synopsis as: “Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but when a new threat comes to Beach City, Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.” 

Kanye West Previews New Single "Brothers" In BET’s "Tales" Trailer

There have been a few Kanye West leaks in recent times but none it seems to be new music. Fans have been waiting for the artist to bless us with some new tunes, especially since he pushed back his new album, Yandhi twice. The album doesn’t have a release date yet, nor is there a timeframe when we could expect it but it appears as though we’ll atleast have some new Kanye to ride out to for the summer.

Irv Gotti’s BET show, Tales is set to make its return this July and one the episodes will be based on an original Kanye West song. “Brothers,” a collaboration between Kanye and Charlie Wilson, will debut on July 2nd on BET’s Tales. A snippet the song was previewed in a new trailer for the episode which you could check out below.

“I am beyond excited for the return  Tales. Producing this new record with my production partner Seven and working with Kanye for a song exclusively for the Tales series, has been one the highlights my music and TV career,” Irv Gotti told People about the collaboration. “I did it for my hip-hop culture. I wanted to give the fans something to listen to and enjoy as well as visually enjoy, and ‘Brothers,’ the song in conjunction with this global TV premiere is precisely that moment. Tales is back!!” 

Lil Nas X’s Debut EP Will Feature Song With Travis Barker

Lil Nas X’s debut EP will be arriving sooner than later and after dropping f the ficial tracklist for the project, there’s now more news on who will be featured on the tape. Blink 182’s Travis Barker chatted with SPIN recently and he revealed that he had some studio time with the “Old Town Road” music maker that sparked a song for the EP.

Lil Nas X's Debut EP Will Feature Song With Travis Barker
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“I have a song with Lil Nas X that’s going to be on his EP,” Travis shared. “He came to the studio, and I played a couple ] beats that I thought would be stuff he was into. Then I played something on accident where he stopped and was like, ‘What is that? I’ve got to have that.’ It was actually an idea I had for the blink album.”

He added: “Three hours later, he posted a clip it on the internet, and now it’s done. I’ve never gone back and re-recorded it or anything.”

Lil Nas has been teasing the arrival the tape on Twitter for some time. He recently sent out yet another note about his music, writing: “Once this new music drop you all will realize once and for all that i am truly baby.”

Kanye West Passes Drake On Forbes’ Richest Rappers List By Nearly $100 Million

For several years, Drake and Kanye West have been playfully taking shots at one another. They started f as friends, respectfully recognizing the other as a pioneer in the hip-hop business model. Things turned sour though when their families got involved and now, Kanye alleges that he’s banned from speaking about Drake or his loved ones. When either these two release new music, people will be looking out for any disses that could be directed at the other because at this point, everything is a competition between them. When it comes to finances, Kanye West has Drake cornered, surpassing him on the Forbes list by nearly $100 million in this year’s Richest Rappers series.

Kanye West Passes Drake On Forbes' Richest Rappers List By Nearly $100 Million
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Each year, Forbes collects their data to determine who has the strongest net worth out hip-hop’s businessmen and this year, one man stood worlds ahead anybody else. Weeks after he was revealed to have become hip-hop’s first billionaire, Jay-Z is at the top the list. Following him is Dr. Dre, whose headphone business ended up paying f supremely in the end. Diddy comes in the third spot but the competition between Kanye West and Drake maintains the 4 and 5 placements. As reported by Complex, Kanye West’s $240 million fortune was enough to earn him a spot in the Top 5 while Drake, the youngest member the fivesome, clocked in a modest $150 million. 

With the growth OVO as a brand and more to come from Drizzy Drake, we can expect the mogul to continue moving up over the next few years. Kanye West is also striving with Diddy, Hov and Dre all working hard on securing their legacies for the last decade. Check out the full list here.

Kanye West Passes Drake On Forbes' Richest Rappers List By Nearly $100 Million
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Playboi Carti Opens Up About Dating Iggy Azalea & New Album

Playboi Carti is opening up about his love life and new music.

As he gears up for his second studio album Whole Lotta Red, the 22-year-old rapper graces the Summer Music issue of The FADER. He invited the magazine to his home in Atlanta, which he shares with girlfriend Iggy Azalea.

The two met in 2018, while Carti was overseas on tour and moved in together by December of that year. “Once I started talking to her, I just cut off everybody,” he says. “It was over with.”

Their relationship remains strictly personal—they haven’t collaborated and don’t plan to. “That’s a whole ‘nother thing,” he says. “I support everything she does.”

Carti has created around 50 songs for Whole Lotta Red, some from his dining room table. “I could be done if I wanted to,” he says. “I’m just trying to top shit. I might make the hardest song ever tomorrow.”

The FADER heard some of the new music, including one where Carti says “RIP Yams” over an 8-bit beat. Another song “sounds like it could soundtrack a 2019 Miami Vice remake,” while other track titles include “Cancun” and a song that fans have been calling “Molly” or “No Stylist.” Trippie Redd and Gunna also make appearances.

With this album, Carti hopes to bridge the gap between his self-titled mixtape and his 2018 debut Die Lit, and become a household name. “It’s like I’m some best kept secret—f**k that,” he says.

He was also recently in the studio with Metro Boomin. “I got a whole ‘nother tape with this ni**a,” reveals Carti. “That’s why my head’s fucked up. This shit could go on my album, but if it goes on the album, then we gotta change the whole thing.”

These days, Carti spends most of his time in Atlanta by himself and only speaks to the same three or four people every day. “I don’t need no ni**as around me,” he says. “I be inspiring ni**as too much and they be taking from me. It’s only halfway. I don’t win.”

He has remained out of the spotlight and posts infrequently on social media, a deliberate decision. “Let me give it out the way I wanna give it out. I don’t say a lot, so when I do say something, I just want people to take me serious.”

Nicki Minaj Returns to Social Media to Tease ‘Megatron’

Is Nicki Minaj planning a surprise release?

The rap queen has been laying low and refraining from using social media. But she returned from her hiatus to share a cryptic teaser on her social accounts, giving fans hope that something new is on the way.

“MEGATRON,” Minaj simply wrote on Wednesday (June 12). She also changed her Twitter and Instagram profile pics to the word.

The Megatron reference seemingly comes from the song “Transformer,” her collaboration with Future off his and Juice WRLD’s WRLD ON DRUGS joint project. “Some call me Nicki, but some call me Megatron,” she raps on the track.

A video of Nicki as a robot named Megatron also appeared during her European “Nicki WRLD Tour” with Juice WRLD earlier this year.

Rapper CupcakKe retweeted Minaj and wrote, “Dropping this Friday.” It’s unclear if and how she is involved with Minaj’s announcement.

It was previously reported that Nicki would tour with Chris Brown this summer, but Chris announced his “INDIGOAT Tour” without Nicki this week. According to TMZ, she never signed on for the tour and was unable to commit because she is in the studio working on new music.

Minaj’s most recent album, Queen, was released in August 2018.

50 Cent Continues Trolling Bow Wow: "Did He Just Call Ciara A B*tch?"

50 Cent surely has a long list rivals at this stage his career. The executive producer Power has shown the motivation to get back in the studio and work on new music but he’s remained relevant for the last few years because his social media savviness. Fif has adapted with the times, moving his trolling mannerisms over from wax to the internet, taking aim at his friends, foes, and anything in between. This week, a trip to the strip club marked a turning point in 50 Cent’s relationship with a couple his buddies. Trey Songz has been trying to clear his name and for the most part, it’s worked. Bow Wow was not so lucky though because after allegedly bringing some money home from the club, Fiddy wants his change and he wants it soon.

50 Cent Continues Trolling Bow Wow: "Did He Just Call Ciara A B*tch?"
Frank Mullen/Getty s — Bow Wow and Ciara during Grand Opening Taste Boutique at Taste Boutique in Duluth, Georgia

Ciara has levelled up in recent years, moving on from Bow Wow and Future and realizing that Russell Wilson is the right man for her. She and Bow were once engaged and somehow, she’s managed to creep her way into the war words going on between 50 Cent and her ex-fiancé. In a video posted to Instagram, Bow Wow claimed to have had everything at his disposal before Fif: movie money, television money, “bitches” and more. The final statement got Fif feeling a little confused as to why Bow Wow would be so disrespectful to his former lovers, especially Ciara.

“Movie money before him, Tv money before him, bitches before him,” said 50 Cent, mimicking Bow Wow. “Did he just call @Ciara a bitch. she’s not gonna like this, but give @antthaladiesman the money,😠and don’t be ever doing shit behind my back again.”

Once 50 Cent gets his cash back, the two will likely be able to move on in their friendship. Do you think Ciara will chime in or is she above this?

Mariah Carey Announces That New Music Is On The Way

Mariah Carey dropped f her Caution album in November 2018 and it was filled with 10-tracks with the likes Ty Dolla $ign and Gunna. The tape as a whole was a reminder that Mariah’s still got it and if you’ve been wanting more, then we’re here with good news. The “With You” singer was in Barcelona on Monday performing at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes and revealed that new tunes may be on the way soon.

Mariah Carey Announces That New Music Is On The Way
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At one moment during her set, the 49-year-old told her adoring audience that she was in the studio prior, working on some new-new. Mariah said she was in the studio with longtime collaborator, Trey Lorenz who she duets with Mariah on “I’ll Be There.”

““Breakdown” is one my favorites. Just the layering the vocals and working with, particularly, Krayzie Bone—his style, his flow, just his cadence,” Mariah previously stated when discussing her favorite album on Caution. “

“I was so inspired by them. I wrote my part, and then they came in and did their part, and we put it together, but I would never have been able to have that experimental time on an album before that. It was hard enough to get “Fantasy” done, because everybody was against that happening.