Rihanna’s Part On "Believe It" Originally Belonged To PARTYNEXTDOOR’s Girlfriend

It turns out that Rihanna‘s vocals on “Believe It” f PARTYNEXTDOOR’s freshly dropped album, PARTYMOBILEwas a last minute addition, as the part was originally occupied by PND’s girlfriend. PND had been building up to his new album for a hot minute before finally releasing it to the quarantined masses on Friday. While the project, which marks his first body work since his 2017 EP, Seven Days, and his first studio album since PartyNextDoorin 2016, was an exciting treat on its own, one feature in particular served as an unexpected surprise. Just before PARTYMOBILE was placed in our hands, it was rumoured that Rihanna would be making an appearance on the album, and wouldn’t you know, the practically retired singer did indeed have a minor part on the tenth track, “Believe It.”

Fans were admittedly a little disappointed that, after waiting so long (since Rih’s rap verse on N.E.R.D.‘s “Lemon” back in 2017, to be exact) for a crumb musical content from the Bad Gal, she only sang a total five words. However, the Navy is honestly lucky they got to hear anything from Rih at all, since she almost wasn’t included on the song. Originally, the placeholder vocals for Rihanna’s eventual part were actually recorded by PND’s unnamed girlfriend.

Rihanna's Part On "Believe It" Originally Belonged To PARTYNEXTDOOR's GirlfriendAaron J. Thornton/Getty s for BET

Not only that, but PND’s team didn’t even receive Rihanna’s vocals until Monday this week, giving them roughly three days to finalize the track with Rih on it. As a result  this last-minute scrambling, two the track’s producers, NinetyFour and Bizzness Boi, decided not to ask PND to send them a preview “Believe It” in its final form before it was released on streaming services. “You’re a young kid waiting for that present, you wake up, and it’s just there,” NinetyFour said the reasoning behind their decision. Well, regardless how small her part is or how last minute the decision was, we’re glad to have even a sliver new Rihanna music.

SpaceGhostPurrp Posts Photo Claiming To Be A$AP Rocky ‘Rubbing Another Man’s Ass’

SpaceGhostPurrp has apparently decided to put A$AP Rocky on blast. On Thursday (March 26), Purrp hopped on Twitter and shared a photo of the A$AP Mob member in a hot tub that allegedly proves Rocky is a homoual.

“I’m tired of holding my tongue,” he wrote. “Back in 2011 I was invited to dis party in new York by asap rocky I was pullin up wit my girl n shit and I was on da phone like yo bruh where u at I don’t see he was like ‘YO LOOK DOWN IM RIGHT HERE.’ Next thing u know he in da pool rubbin a mans ass.”

Purrp is adamant this is why he’s ostracized by the majority of his rap peers.

“SO IF U WANNA KNOW WHY ‘ASAP ROCKY AND ASAP and EVERY RAPPER’ HATE ME so much it’s because I stopped hangin wit him becuase he didnt tell me dat he was homoual on da low,” he continued. “and I felt like he lied bout his life so n order for him 2 keep his secret. he got me black listed in music.”

Rocky’s uality has been internet fodder for years. In an 2013 interview with Interview magazine, the platinum-selling rapper addressed the “gay thing” and insisted it shouldn’t matter in Hip Hop.

“So now that I’m here and I’ve got a microphone in my hand and about 6,000 people watching me, I need to tell them how I feel,” he said. “For instance, one big issue in Hip Hop is the gay thing. It’s 2013, and it’s a shame that, to this day, that topic still gets people all excited. It’s crazy.

“And it makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to Hip Hop, because it makes it seem like everybody in hip hop is small-minded or stupid — and that’s not the case.”

But Purrp maintains he has figured it out.

“This is the main real reason why ‘EVERYBODY HATES SPACEGHOSTPURRP’ FOR no reason and been bashing my name because I found out his biggest secret and he hot mad because I cut him off for lyin bout his uality.”

House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package To Fight Coronavirus

United States history has been made amid one its darkest crises in recent memory, the coronavirus pandemic. The House Of Representative has ficially passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, complete with the appropriate acronym CARE. The stimulus package, which consists $2 trillion dollars, has now moved to the White House to be signed by President Donald Trump. 

House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package To Fight Coronavirus

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Naturally, coming to a conclusion took hours debate, as is ten the case when politicians are forced to gather. Yet they did manage in the end, coming up with a solution designed to provide $1,200 to every American citizen, with hundreds billions dollars reserved for businesses both small and large. Apparently, $50 billion has been designated to assist the struggling passenger airline market, which has taken a major hit since the coronavirus rendered recreational travel all but impossible. $367 billion has been designated for small businesses with an employee count fewer than 500. 

CNN reports that the package’s creation was nearly stymied by the Republican representative, Kentucky’s Thomas Massie, whose insistence in calling an in-person vote had to be thwarted by House leadership — but not before several fellow representatives were forced to travel to Washington to mobilize against his effort. The move led to a scornful tweet from Donald Trump, who called for Massie’s removal the Republican party. 

In any case, the historic package is all set to be made ficial. The economic effects the stimulus package have yet to become evident, though it should go a long way in providing some much needed financial stability to an economy on the verge an unexpected collapse. 

Boi-1da & Hit-Boy Having Epic Beat Battle Tonight

A few days removed from Swizz Beatz and Timbaland squaring f in an epic producer duel rematch, Boi-1da and Hit-Boy are gearing up for a bonafide battle the beats this very evening. In other words, it’s Boi vs. Boy and only one will prevail.

Put together by Timbaland and Swizzy for the shared benefit hip-hop culture, the incendiary event has already caught the eye many prominent hip-hop names — some whom might have even tossed a couple dollars on their chosen competitor. “I’ve heard about bets from 100$ to 10,000$ So Far. Who Tuning in?” asks Hit-Boy, who would likely bet on himself in this situation. After all, he’s packing a catalog that includes The Throne’s “N***as In Paris,” Kendrick Lamar‘s “Backseat Freestyle,” A$AP Rocky’s “Goldie,” and many more.

Yet the North has never been known to shy away from a fight. Taking to Instagram for the proverbial weigh-in, Toronto’s Boi-1da slid through with some words for his opponent. Considering his ridiculous catalog bangers, including but not exclusive to Drake‘s “God’s Plan,” Eminem‘s “Seduction,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Blacker The Berry,” the Canadian appears to be a formidable contender.

It’s honestly difficult to foresee a decisive victory from either party, but one thing is clear — this will be a duel for the ages. Will you be tuning in?

Nav & Pop Smoke Have Another One

Your favorite Learjet passenger came back with a vengeance last night, with Nav‘s long-awaited Travis Scott and Gunna collaboration “Turks” finally getting an ficial release. The first peddle to start a full-scale avalanche, the Canadian rapper’s latest banger suggests big moves to come. Nav recently hit up the Beats 1 studios to talk shop, teasing some his future plans and collaborations, including a posthumous release from the late Pop Smoke

After playing coy for a moment, Nav opens up about his upcoming music with Pop, which was recorded during the Meet The Woo 2 studio sessions. “That night we did ‘Wolves,’ we did that song ‘Wolves,’ we squeezed out another song,” he reveals. “You know? Yeah. It kind gives like a different kind vibe to it. It’s kind a melancholy vibe to it.”  

Nav & Pop Smoke Have Another One

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Unfortunately, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has thrown his trajectory out whack — for now. When asked if he has a release window for his new album, Nav speculates that it will be coming within a few months. “We don’t have a date for it, but yeah, the world situation right now kind switched up everybody’s game plan,” he reflects. “Yeah. We were kind all in shock. You know how you supposed to do a release party, how you supposed to do all that stuff now? It’s kind weird, right? We just play it by ear day by day. Yesterday me and Travis Scott were making beats at Cash’s house. He live down the street from me. He got a studio, so we were doing that. You never know what that’s going to lead to.”

From the sound it, Nav isn’t about to lose momentum. At least, not when there’s still work to be done. “For me there’s always a pressure to work,” explains the rapper. “You know what I mean? I always keep pressure on myself to work. I always feel guilty when I’m relaxing.” 

Netflix Creates $100 Million Relief Fund for Production Crew Members

Netflix Creates $100 Million Relief Fund for Production Crew Members

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Netflix has established a $100 million fund to assist on-set crew members financially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In keeping with a nationwide shutdown, Netflix halted the production of its many television shows and films earlier this month. And while the decision was tough for actors and fans, on-set professionals, including makeup artists, electricians, sound technicians, camerapersons, and more, found themselves in a particularly difficult position. Like artists, they were (and are) temporarily unable to earn a living.

The majority of the $100 million aid package will be distributed among Netflix employees; the content-streaming giant creates a multitude of programs, from The Witcher to Stranger Things, in-house. These payments will come in addition to the two weeks’ salary that Netflix previously promised cast and crew members.

Plus, Netflix has donated $15 million from the fund to third-party charities that are providing relief to film and television crew members, besides pledging several million dollars yet to other COVID-19 assistance organizations, including SAG-AFTRA’s COVID-19 Disaster Fund.

It’s likely that Netflix’s $100 million fund—and other film and television industry support efforts—will indirectly benefit the music community.

With the production of new shows and movies having halted because of the pandemic, licensing opportunities, and particularly sync, have experienced a corresponding drop off. The more relief visual-media employees receive, the better they’ll be able to weather the financial implications of the pandemic.

The House of Representatives was expected to vote on a $2.2 trillion stimulus package this morning; the legislation will provide unemployment benefits if passed in its current form, as it’s widely expected to be. At the time of this writing, however, Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie was stalling the vote because he believes that the bill is lacking in its support of individuals and is wasteful.

In the music community, , , , Rihanna, and others have stepped up to assist those who’re suffering—financially and otherwise—because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Murda Beatz Talks ‘Banana Split’ Single With YNW Melly & Lil Durk

Murda Beatz has crafted bangers for numerous heavy hitters in the industry, including Drake, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane and Migos — and he’s just 26 years old.

Originally from Toronto, the Grammy Award-winning producer eventually connected with Takeoff, Quavo and Offset for the 2015 song “Pipe It Up” after years of grinding, and he’s been going full force ever since. He credits Migos with putting him on.

“I definitely built my brand with the Migos, those are my boys,” he tells HipHopDX. “2016 was a great time because that’s when they started. They had their breakout single ‘Bad and Boujee’ and they became the biggest thing in rap. And 2016, ’17, ’18, that was when I had my big run and became one of the top producers in rap as well. So it’s crazy how after them, I had my own come up with Drake, Travis, a bunch of people, and then they had theirs and then we both ended up at top together. It’s just amazing.

“It took a lot of dedication and sacrifice and really being hungry and knowing what you want at a young age. It was a grind. At the beginning, it was more just making beats, getting better, networking, meeting people through the internet and then to get to the next level, it was more of a travel thing, meeting people in person and building those relationships in person. That’s what took me to the next level.”

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Like the rest of the world, Murda Beatz — real name Shane Lindstrom — is currently under a stay-at-home order in California as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the globe, but he’s been staying busy.

“It’s kind of crazy,” Murda says. “It’s definitely unfortunate times for the world. People are dying and stuff. My heart goes out to the families. I’ve had a bunch of shows canceled, obviously studio sessions and stuff. But it doesn’t really change my day-to -day that much, because I’m still making beats and playing video games.”

Murda Beatz Talks 'Banana Split' Single With YNW Melly & Lil Durk

Drake Tests Negative For Coronavirus Despite Hanging Out With Kevin Durant

Earlier this week, he dropped the first ever Slice beat pack, the simply titled Quarantine Pack.

“It was actually one of the first days I started quarantining,” he says. “I forget what day I’m on now, but one of the first days I was like, ‘Man, I never dropped a drum kit. I feel like this would be a dope time, just to drop something for all the producers staying home working on music.’

“It’s a memorable drum kit. It’ll always be remembered like, ‘Oh that’s that drum kit that Murda dropped when corona was happening, you know? So, I put it together.”

The Quarantine Pack has already garnered the attention of Timbaland, Boi1da, Sevn Thomas, Hitmaka, Scott Storch, Tay Keith, OG Parker, Wondagurl who have all shown love to Murda on social media.

On Friday (March 27), he also unveiled the new single “Banana Split” featuring Lil Durk and YNW Melly who is behind bars facing murder charges for his alleged role in a double homicide.

“I linked with Melly in 2018 for the first time and we made that in the studio our first session,” he explains. “Then, I was sitting on the record for a couple of years and just recently decided to put Lil Durk on it. I felt like they’d compliment each other. I feel like it’d be dope if they had a song together. I didn’t know if they had in the past, so I just made it happen.”

Despite Melly’s predicament, Murda believes “he’s supposed to get out” and spoke with conviction when he said, “Free Melly.” However, he refused to say whether he believed Melly was guilty or not. That’s up to a jury to decide.

While Melly awaits trial, check out the “Banana Split” lyric video below and find the beat pack here.

Amazon Delivery Man Caught Spitting On Customer’s Package

An Amazon delivery man may have just unknowingly committed a crime, as he was caught on a front door security camera spitting on a customer’s package and smearing the saliva all over the box with his hand. As most the world takes extra precautions to prevent spreading coronavirus, including incessant hand-washing and avoiding touching one’s face or coughing without covering one’s mouth, some people are just too shameless to care. In a video captured on Thursday evening at a duplex residence in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighbourhood, an Amazon delivery man is clearly shown leaning over and hucking saliva onto a package that he was in the processing delivering, and proceeding to wipe his spit across the box with his palm. The vile man then gets up and takes a photo to confirm the delivery, as if nothing out the ordinary had just occurred.

The reckless act was thankfully caught by security cameras at the residence’s front door, and a neighbour and friend the package recipient promptly contacted Amazon about the horrible incident. A customer service representative watched the footage and actually gasped in horror. They stated that the worker was from a third party delivery service and had been reported, but there’s a chance he could still be sent back to work. The same neighbour also responded to the delivery inquiry on the Amazon app with a photo the package, which clearly shows some sort liquid smeared on it. “We have high standards for delivery service partners and expect every package to be handled with care,” an Amazon spokesperson said. “We’ve notified the right teams internally and will work with the customer directly on matters related to their package delivery.”

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While the act may be disgusting and inconsiderate, it’s also verging on criminal during these particularly high risk times. Purposely spitting, licking, or coughing on public items or other people can be considered a low-level felony, as federal law enforcement ficials have already charged individuals with making a terrorist threat for intentionally spreading coronavirus through this type behaviour.

PS5 Release Won’t Be Impacted By Coronavirus

With the coronavirus sending the world into a state self-isolation, video games have become an integral means entertainment — thanks to the easily accessible digital store, one can purchase a wide array titles from the comfort an easy chair. Yet while the pandemic has likely led to an increase in gaming hours, it has also caused major stoppages in the workforce, a disruption that has had an untold effect on the gaming market. As such, many have become concerned that the upcoming Playstation 5 would be delayed from its projected release window “Holidays 2020.”

PS5 Release Won't Be Impacted By Coronavirus

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Luckily, it would appear that a delay is not in the cards — at least, not yet. A report from Bloomberg confirms that Sony reached out to dispel such fears, affirming that the coronavirus has not had any major effects on the Playstation 5 nor its projected launch window. The news comes following the confirmation that the majority Sony employees have been working remotely following the government-mandated closures several fices in the United States and Europe.

While that is fortunate news for gamers everywhere, it doesn’t exactly clarify whether game developers will be affected by the pandemic. In an ficial statement, Sony confirms that they have been “carefully monitoring the risk delays in production schedules for game stware titles at both its first-party studios and partner studios, primarily in Europe and the U.S.” As now, look for the Playstation 5 to arrive as expected this Holiday season until confirmed otherwise. 

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Enlists Rihanna for New Single ‘Believe It’

Rihanna returns tonight. You better believe it.

While fans wait for her long-awaited album, the superstar singer is holding them over with a new collaboration with PARTYNEXTDOOR. The OVO Sound crooner has enlisted Rihanna for “Believe It,” which is slated to be the next single off his new album PARTYMOBILE.

PND offered a preview of the rhythmic cut for his fans on Snapchat. The minute-long clip finds Rihanna singing over a laid-back groove.

The two are no strangers to collaborating. PND and Rihanna previously worked together on her ANTI tracks “Work” and “Sex with Me,” as well as DJ Khaled’s 2017 hit “Wild Thoughts.”

PARTYMOBILE, PND’s first project in two-and-a-half years, drops tonight. In addition to Rihanna, the project features the Drake-assisted single “Loyal” and the remix with Bad Bunny.

“Believe It” marks Rihanna’s first new music since her 2017 N.E.R.D. collaboration “Lemon.” She was recently in the studio with The Neptunes working on her ninth album dubbed “R9” by fans. “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” she told Vogue of the follow-up to 2016’s ANTI. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae.”

See the PARTYMOBILE tracklist below.

Kehlani Burner Account Responds To PARTYNEXTDOOR Cheating Song: Report

Kehlani and PARTYNEXTDOOR dated for a little while a few years ago before the Bay Area singer spent some time with Kyrie Irving, sparking tons headlines about infidelity and their highly-public break-up. Around that time, a song leaked that many believed was about the cheating that occurred during their relationship. That track finally earned an ficial release, titled “Savage Anthem,” on PND’s new album PARTYMOBILEand a new lyric was added about the “smell” left in the living room after their split.

Kehlani actually ended up responding to the speculation that the line was about her in a since-deleted tweet, but then it appears as though she logged onto a burner account to defend herself further.

“I broke her f in the livin’ room/There is a smell in the livin’ room,” says Party in the song, which also mentions his return to Oakland, which is where Lani resides. Kehlani ended up speaking out, deleting a post which read: “Because I see you’re tryna go viral and this is hella annoying, this is a true story about smelling the OTHER woman thus confirming the cheating, but go f tho fr.”

Interestingly enough, eagle-eyed fans saw that an avatar-less account was tweeting VERY similar things after the post vanished, meaning that Kehlani was possibly operating from an unknown prile.

“He’s talking about the girl he cheated with, don’t be so fucking dense trying to go viral,” wrote the supposed burner account, which has the clever username @burnaboy373.

Do you think Kehlani was using a burner account or is this all just one big coincidence?

Rihanna Returns On PARTYNEXTDOOR Album: Fans Go Crazy

For the first time in four long years, Rihanna is ficially back in the music world. It’s been a long time coming and, although we all thought that this moment would come through the arrival R9, it ended up being on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s new album PARTYMOBILE

Yesterday, a rumor began flying around that the Bajan Beauty would be linking up with PARTYNEXTDOOR for their long-awaited collaboration, and the speculation turned out to be true. Rihanna’s vocals bless us on “Believe It,” the next single from PND’s brand new album. Although she only ends up saying a total about five words, the Rihanna Navy couldn’t be more excited to welcome her back into the fray. Some people don’t think this is a permanent return though.

Rihanna going back to Fenty after singing 5 words,” wrote one fan on Twitter, sharing a video LeBron James walking out a press session. 

Others were more optimistic: “SHE’S ONLY SINGING 5 WORDS BUT ITS A START PEOPLE.”

While her return is underwhelming to some, it lays out a world possibilities for others. Which side the spectrum are you staying on? Do you think Rihanna will be back full-time now, focusing on the eventual release her ninth studio album, or are we just getting our hopes up?

PARTYNEXTDOOR Releases ‘PARTYMOBILE’ LP

PARTYNEXTDOOR has dropped his PARTYMOBILE album following multiple delays. The project was initially supposed to arrive in January but got pushed back twice, missing its target date in February before finally coming to fruition in March.

The new LP, which was originally titled Club Atlantis, is PND’s first studio album since 2016’s P3. Drake, Rihanna and Bad Bunny appear on the 15-track release.

Check out PARTYNEXTDOOR’s PARTYMOBILE stream, cover art and tracklist below.

PARTYNEXTDOOR Releases 'PARTYMOBILE' LP

1. Nothing Less
2. Turn Up
3. The News
4. Split Decision
5. Loyal
6. Touch Me
7. Trauma
8. Showing You
9. Eye On It
10. Believe It f. Rihanna
11. Never Again
12. PGT
13. Another Day
14. Savage Anthem
15. Loyal (Remix) f. Drake & Bad Bunny

PARTYNEXTDOOR Releases 'PARTYMOBILE' LP

PartyNextDoor Gets The Claymation Treatment For Drake-Less ‘Loyal’ Video


Stream PARTYNEXTDOOR’s New Album ‘PARTYMOBILE’

It’s PARTY time.

While the world remains on lockdown, PARTYNEXTDOOR is here with some quarantine and chill vibes. Over three years since his last project, the Canadian singer-songwriter returns with his new album PARTYMOBILE. The 15-track set, released OVO Sound, includes the Drake-assisted hit “Loyal” and the remix with Bad Bunny, plus a highly-anticipated collaboration with Rihanna, who appears on “Believe It.”

The album, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s PartyNextDoor 3, has been a long time coming. “I’m taking my time with this album, It’s straight party & unapologetic,” PND previously told fans.

To celebrate the release, PND hosted a digital listening party on Twitch, which included a DJ set and a livestream of the album with a visual experience, followed by an after-party.

Party in door with PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Rihanna Returns with PARTYNEXTDOOR Collaboration ‘Believe It’

Rihanna is back.

While fans patiently await her new album, the pop icon holds them over with her first new music in nearly three years. RiRi links with PARTYNEXTDOOR on “Believe It,” a single off his new album PARTYMOBILE.

The slinky R&B jam finds Rihanna dueting with PND over a laid-back groove, produced by Bizness Boi, Cardiak, and Ninetyfour. “That’s when we believe it / Believe you want to see me,” sings RiRi.

The two previously worked together on Rihanna’s ANTI tracks “Work” and “Sex with Me,” as well as DJ Khaled’s chart-topping hit “Wild Thoughts.”

“Believe It” marks the first song from Rihanna since her 2017 N.E.R.D. collaboration “Lemon.” Meanwhile, fans continue to wait for her ninth album. She was recently in the studio with The Neptunes working on the long-awaited project. “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” she told Vogue of the follow-up to 2016’s ANTI. “It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae.”

In addition to Rihanna, PARTYMOBILE features the Drake-assisted single “Loyal” and the remix with Bad Bunny.