Apple Music Tries to Kill Stale Playlists With 'New Music Daily'

Apple Music has launched a new human-curated playlist that updates on the daily.

The new playlist is called New Music Daily, and it aims to provide a look at the newest tracks in music. The debut lead single for the playlist is Taylor Swift’s “The Man,” from her brand-new album, Lover.

Apple will likely use the new playlist as a way to promote lead artists on a rolling basis.

The long-time playlist Best of the Week will cease to be now that New Music Daily is here. The old playlist was updated once a week on Friday. The new list will be updated daily with “new music you can’t miss from across the world and genres.”

The result is a more dynamic mix of tunes that will refresh daily. You can add the playlist to your library for automatic updates as the list changes. Apple Music currently offers a 3-month free trial if you don’t use the service, with Spotify recently matching the generous 90-day term.

But Apple is still far behind Spotify in terms of subscribers, and playlists offer one way to catch up. New Apple Music playlists like Rap Life and ALT CTRL have launched to compete with Spotify’s branded playlists. A big part of Spotify’s success can be attributed to the popularity of its playlists .
But playlists are only one theater in this war. The two streaming giants have duked it out in the past with and . Both services offer a bevy of exclusive music content and podcasts to entice users, though major labels like UMG have put the kibosh on restrictive exclusives.

Apple recently debuted a that features the most searched for songs using the Shazam service. Count that as another unique playlist that sets Apple Music apart from other services.

Despite a proliferation of smart tastemaking algorithms, many listeners prefer the human-curated touch of a playlist, which is supposed to be an intensely personal thing. Even Apple has taken shots at Spotify for its algorithm-driven playlist selection, though it .

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Fresh off “Put A Date On It” going platinum, Yo Gotti returns with another high caliber single featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The Ben Billions and Julian Beatz-produced “Pose” further proves Gotti isn’t playing around this year, and could be the closest we get to hearing Uzi’s Eternal Atake for a while.

The song will appear on Yo Gotti’s upcoming album, which will be his first full-length effort since 2017’s I Still Am.

Stay tuned for an official title and release date from the King of Memphis.

Check out the HipHopDX Singles section for more new music posted daily.

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Fresh off “Put A Date On It” going platinum, Yo Gotti returns with another high caliber single featuring Lil Uzi Vert. The Ben Billions and Julian Beatz-produced “Pose” further proves Gotti isn’t playing around this year, and could be the closest we get to hearing Uzi’s Eternal Atake for a while. The song will appear on Yo Gotti’s upcoming album, which will be his first full-length effort since 2017’s I Still Am. Stay tuned for an official title and release date from the King of Memphis.

Check out the HipHopDX Singles section for more new music posted daily.

Yo Gotti & Lil Uzi Vert Deliver Post-Up Anthem With "Pose"

Fetty Wap Makes Major Announcement After Being Accused Of "Falling Off"

If you’ve been waiting around for New jersey singer Fetty Wap to re-emerge from the shadows, it’s about to happen because the star has just announced his plans for a comeback. Much like Soulja Boy did last year, Fetty is prepping himself for a late takeover in 2019, hoping that his upcoming body work is good enough to get him back into the conversation. After appearing on stage during 50 Cent’s Power premiere at Madison Square Garden, the rapper got clowned in the comments section for “falling f.” Fif actually defended his friend by saying he simply was having issues with his contract and once he figured things out, he’d be back in the game. It all happened pretty quickly because now, the man already has plans for his takeover. 

After posting a photo himself to social media, Fetty’s fans rushed to the comments to ask when they can expect some new music and he actually delivered. One person asked him what would be coming next and Fetty divulged all the details in a reply. “Album October,” he wrote. “No more games.”

Clearly, the singer is done with being an underrated figure in the industry. He knows his worth and he’s well aware that his voice is one the most unique we’ve ever heard. Welcome back, Fetty. Can’t wait to hear it!

Fetty Wap Makes Major Announcement After Being Accused Of "Falling Off"

50 Cent Previews New Song ‘Remarkable’

50 Cent is feeling “Remarkable.”

The “Power” producer is teasing fans with new music. Taking to Instagram, he shared a snippet of the club-ready track, which finds Fif celebrating the good life and serenading a special lady.

“I could be your homie, comfort you when you’re lonely / A lover and a friend, right now begin,” he raps, while an unnamed vocalist supplies the soulful hook: “Girl, you make me feel so remarkable / This is so unreal.”

50 recorded “Remarkable” for his Starz show “Power,” but it’s unclear if and when it will be released in full. “This song is called remarkable I never released it,” he said. “I made it for POWER so they could understand what I wanted to do.”

50 Cent Previews New Song 'Remarkable'

Meanwhile, fans are still awaiting a new album from 50, whose last album Animal Ambition was released in 2014. He previously said that his next album, Street King Immortal, would be his last. “I want to finish with that project,” he told Muscle & Fitness in 2016. “I don’t want to write another record after that.”

Last month, he dropped a remix to “Big Rich Town” with Trey Songz and collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Eminem on “Remember the Name.”

Future feat. Meek Mill & Doe Boy ‘100 Shooters’

Future season continues with his latest visual for “100 Shooters,” his collaboration with Meek Mill and Doe Boy.

The lo-fi clip opens with a burning motorcycle in front of a building as a Dior-clad Hndrxx raps in an empty swimming pool in his palatial estate while surrounded by gorgeous women. Meek reps Dream Chasers while Doe Boy puts it down for FreeBand Gang.

Future dropped the Tay Keith-produced track last month as part of his new music spree. Prior to that, he released his 7-track EP Save Me.

Next up, Future and Meek will launch their co-headlining “Legendary Nights Tour,” starting Aug. 28 in St. Louis. The 24-city U.S. trek also features special guests YG, Mustard, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Missy Elliott to Release ‘Iconology’ Project

The wait is over.

Fourteen years since her last album, Missy Elliott is giving fans new music. On Thursday night, the hip-hop trailblazer will release her Iconology project, a collection of feel-good dance tracks.

Taking to Twitter, she made the big announcement. “This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses,” tweeted Missy. “You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you…”

She continued, “At midnight tonight I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance!”

Missy will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs on Monday and also take the stage for her first performance in 16 years. To celebrate, MTV will launch the Museum of Missy Elliott, an interactive experience honoring Missy and the creative visionaries behind some of her most iconic music videos.

Iconology marks Missy’s first new body of work since 2005’s The Cookbook. Since then, she has released singles including 2015’s “WTF (Where They From),” 2016’s “Pep Rally,” and 2017’s “I’m Better.”

It’s been a big year for Missy. In June, she also became the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2 Chainz Never Stops Crafting Bangers: New Music Incoming

2 Chainz is tireless. Despite having already dropped f an album this year, the wizened teachings known as Rap Or Go To The League, Pressor Tity might have chosen to rest on his laurels. Yet there’s no rest for the wicked, and 2 Chainz was back in the studio before long. Now, he’s amassed a healthy vault unreleased material, presumably set to make up the bulk his next musical endeavor.

2 Chainz Never Stops Crafting Bangers: New Music Incoming

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We’ve already heard him teasing a monumental Future collaboration, billed as “The Hardest Song In The World,” which points to something coming before year’s end. Now, Tity has taken to the Gram to showcase another drop, this one sounding like an absolute banger in the making. Many in his comments seem to agree, with some even likening the sound to his early years; could it be said that 2 Chainz is among the most consistent in the game? After all, much like on the basketball courts, it’s rare to see him miss.

There’s no telling when this one will come to manifest, but if 2 Chainz has another album for us, we’ll be more than appreciative. Even if he goes the EP route, as he did with last year’s The Play Don’t Care Who Make It, we’re happy to take what we can get. Check this one out below.

Here’s Why People Think Bella Hadid & The Weeknd Are Back Together

At the top this month, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd broke up for a second time ending what was seemingly their longest run at their relationship. Sources say things ended due to their conflicting schedules that placed them on opposite sides the world but after The Weeknd showed up to a club Bell and her friends were at last weekend, the model and her crew dipped instantly, making it clear they aren’t on the best terms.

Now just a few days later, fans think that the exes may have tried again at their relationship since Bella posted a series images to her Instagram feed that had people thinking they were hanging out. In the gallery below, the second image shows a man handing a woman some flowers, with comments suggesting it’s the “Often” singer. “Are those my bby Abel hands in the second pic,” one user wrote. 

However, considering that Bella doesn’t have the same tattoos as the woman in the photo it’s safe to assume that maybe, just maybe, this is a far-out fan theory. 

Once Bella and The Weeknd ended things, the singer launched into album mode letting all his fans know that new music is on the way. 

Lil Uzi Vert & Yo Gotti Announce New Song "Pose" Dropping This Week

New music from Lil Uzi Vert has been a rarity in the past two years. In fact, it’s damn-near been two years since he released Luv Is Rage and the journey for his sophomore has been relatively dry. We received a total three songs from him this year which is two more than we got in 2018 but every so ten, he comes through with a fire guest verse. However, maybe, just maybe, we’ll actually get Eternal Atake this year. Although the #FreeUzi campaign is still going strong, he does have some new heat coming later this week.

Yo Gotti and Lil Uzi Vert will be setting streaming services ablaze this Friday with their new single, “Pose,” according to a press release from Epic. The new single was announced earlier today and marks their first collaboration together. It’ll be interesting to hear what they have up their sleeve but either way, we’re excited to hear new music from both Uzi and Yo Gotti. 

It looks like this single could lead to the ficial rollout for Yo Gotti’s new album. Earlier this year, he teamed up with Lil Baby for “Put A Date On It” which signified the beginning an even bigger relationship between the two. While Gotti’s been working on a new album, he’s also been expanding the Collective Music Group roster. He teamed up with Lil Baby to sign 42 Dugg to a joint deal with 4PF and CMG.

Royce Da 5’9" Bestows Kingship Onto Big Sean

Big Sean has been quietly plotting on his triumphant return, but that’s not to say he hasn’t been keeping busy behind the scenes. Forever a man the people, Sean recently donated $100,000 to launch the Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio in the Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys & Girls Club in Detroit. The fully-equipped studio is further pro that Sean is dedicated to doing work for his community, and a reminder that not every accomplishment need be musical; clearly, Sean Don’s legacy extends far beyond the booth. 

Royce Da 5'9" Bestows Kingship Onto Big Sean

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It didn’t take long for tidings his generosity to spread, and a fellow Detroit icon took to Instagram to pay his respects. Royce Da 5’9, a vocal supporter Sean’s music, made sure to spread the love on his page. “Straight King shit,” he writes, alongside an image Big Sean. It’s been a minute since the pair collaborated, but Royce’s words carry a lot weight, and it’s cool to see him continuously riding for a fellow Detroit lyricist. 

Come to think it, both men are about due for some new music – could 2019 bring about projects from both Royce Da 5’9″ and Big Sean? 

SZA Says New Album Is Coming ‘Soon as F**k’

SZA fans have been patiently waiting for new music, but they won’t have to wait much longer.

During an interview with with Kerwin Frost ( Billboard), the TDE songstress revealed that her next album is coming “soon as f**k.”

She also shared some guests that may appear on the follow-up to her 2017 debut Ctrl including Post Malone, BROCKHAMPTON, Jack Antonoff, and Justin Timberlake.

She and the “Cry Me a River” superstar had an immediate connection. “Before I was like, ‘What the f**k am I doing in the studio with Justin Timberlake right now? This is crazy,’” said SZA. “But when I heard his music and we started singing together… It’s like, ‘Oh, we speak the same language. The same frequency.’ Our ears speak the same language. I understood where he was going before he could finish a run.”

Just last month, SZA announced that she planned to release another project prior to her sophomore album.

“True tea, I’m probably gonna drop like a little project before my album so I can just get it out of the way,” she told fans during the Melbourne stop on her Australian tour. “Because realistically speaking, if you leave it up to my foolish ass, it will be here in quite some time.”

Rich The Kid & Tori Brixx Are All Loved Up During Vacation In Mexico

It’s been four months since Rich The Kid and girlfriend Tori Brixx welcomed their baby boy into the world, and it looks as if the proud parents are getting some alone time. The rap star and his model sweetheart shared photos their beach vacation at the exclusive Azulik Hotel in Tulum, Mexico, and it may all be in celebration Tori’s birthday which was on August 16.

Rich has been a busy man as he recently took to the Lollapalooza stage and dropped his Rich Forever 4 project. If he’s not traveling around the world to perform for his adoring fans, the 27-year-old is steadily sharing new music. The lifestyle can become a tedious one, so Rich and Tori are soaking up the sun and enjoying time with the locals. Of course, Tori didn’t miss an opportunity to show f her post-pregnancy curves because, well, do models really have a beach vacation if they don’t stunt on the ‘Gram in a bikini just once?

Meanwhile, Tulum, Mexico is a hotspot for celebrities as the area and the Azulik Hotel are favorites for the rich and famous. People like Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Leonardo Dicaprio, Demi Moore, Richard Gere, and many others call the location one their go-to vacation spots. 

SZA In The Studio With Post Malone, BROCKHAMPTON & Justin Timberlake

“Spaghetti Boys” founder, Kerwin Frost, has been interviewing a bunch awesome guests on his new web series, Kerwin Frost Talksincluding Lil Yachty, A$AP Rocky and Dev Hynes. For his ninth episode, he sat down with an orange-haired SZA. After diving into her origin story and bonding over a shared love Bjork, SZA discussed the new music she has in the works, which will satisfy the fans anxiously awaiting her CTRL follow-up.

She detailed her studio session with Justin Timberlake, which she said resulted in a “really cool” song. She explained the strong musical connection they had: “When I heard his music and we started singing together and the harmonies and the note choices that we were finding together, it’s like, ‘Oh, we speak the same language.'”

BROCKHAMPTON and super-producer, Jack Antonf, ended up crashing SZA and JT’s session, as they are all signed to RCA Records. SZA said she was overwhelmed to be in the same room as them all. She referenced several other encounters with artists that have made her almost too nervous to speak, including Rihanna and Frank Ocean. “I’ll be saying weird shit to make Beyoncé stop talking to me.” She even tried to avoid meeting Lauryn Hill because she was too scared, but then ended up running into her in a hallway. But she did share she was comfortable enough to hop in the studio with Post Malone too. 

SZA said she’s “loving what she’s] making right now”, which is exciting to hear because SZA has repeatedly confessed to being underwhelmed by her own music. If she was hesitant about putting out her hit record CTRL, that means her new music – which is “coming soon as fuck” is definitely going to be special. 

Watch the full talk below. 

Fantasia Announces Tour with Robin Thicke and Tank

Fantasia is bringing Rock Soul on the road this fall.

The R&B songstress has announced a North American tour featuring supporting acts Robin Thicke, Tank, and The Bonfyre. The 29-date trek kicks off Oct. 17 in Columbia, S.C. and runs through Dec. 6 in Los Angeles. Along the way, the tour will make stops in New York, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Houston, and more.

Fans can expect to hear their favorites along with new music from Fantasia’s upcoming 7th album Sketchbook, due in October. On Friday (Aug. 23), Fantasia is set to drop her new single “PTSD” featuring T-Pain, the follow-up to “Enough,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Adult R&B charts.

“I’ve been blessed to perform all over the world and have never been as excited and hungry to hit the stage as I am for this tour!” said Fantasia. “The stage is my sacred place and where I feel most connected with people through my music. This tour is sure to be one that’s full of great surprises, incredible energy, and an absolutely great time for everyone who is able to come party with Rock Soul in the city nearest you.”

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 23. See dates below.

Fantasia Tour Dates

Oct. 17 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Oct. 19 – Southhaven, – Landers Center
Oct. 20 – St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 24 – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s PAC
Oct. 25 – New York – Hulu Theatre
Oct. 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Liacouras Center
Oct. 27 – Fairfax, VA (DC) – Eagle Bank Arena
Nov. 1 – Baltimore, MD – UMBC Center
Nov. 2 – Norfolk, VA – Constant Center
Nov. 3 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theatre
Nov. 7 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
Nov. 8 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre
Nov. 9 – Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
Nov. 10 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Nov. 14 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Nov. 15 – Jackson, MS – Mississippi Coliseum
Nov. 16 – New Orleans, LA – Lakefront Arena
Nov. 17 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 21 – Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena
Nov. 22 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Nov. 23 – Tampa, FL – Juengling Center
Nov. 24 – Columbus, GA – Civic Center
Nov. 27 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Center
Nov. 29 – Charlotte, NC – Bojangles Coliseum
Nov. 30 – Savannah, GA – Civic Center
Dec. 1 – Raleigh, NC – PNC
Dec. 5 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
Dec. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theatre