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(NOTE LANGUAGE) New Music Friday is back, with fewer suggestions than usual this time around. Nonetheless, there’s still new music to listen to. Here’s some of what dropped this NMF. Trippie Redd, Mansion Musik — The album is an ode to 2018’s Mansion Musik mixtape by Chief Keef, who executive produced and rapped on the project. Other artists on the album include Travis Scott, G Herbo, Kodak Black, Future, Lil […]

Renell Medrano/PGLang/TDE/Aftermath/Interscope (NOTE LANGUAGE) Early versions of Kendrick Lamar songs were leaked on social media Thursday. “Pure,” “Make Me Happy” and “Computer Love” were released on Spotify via a playlist by user Marozy. The songs were believed to be recorded during the album-making process for Kendrick’s latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. As HipHopDx notes, “Make Me Happy” has a few lyrics […]

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images 2 Chainz, a graduate of Alabama State University, will be returning to his alma mater for a special occasion. The rapper is set to headline the halftime performance at Honda’s Battle of the Bands. “As an HBCU and Alabama State alum, I am always looking for ways to support the HBCU community […]

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival As jury selection for Young Thug‘s RICO trial is underway, the rapper’s facing accusations that he took part in a drug deal during a recent court appearance. According to WSB-TV‘s Michael Seiden, prosecutors alleged that co-defendant Kahlieff Adams walked over to Thug and gave him a handshake, during which he allegedly […]

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for LACMA Oscar winner Regina King posted to Instagram a heartfelt tribute to her son, Ian Alexander Jr., Thursday evening, on what would have been his 27th birthday. King’s only child, from her former marriage to record producer Ian Alexander Sr., died by suicide on January 22, 2022, days after his birthday […]

Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage Earlier this week, the Harlem Festival of Culture announced that Lil’ Kim was launching the countdown to the annual event with The Jump Off with Lil’ Kim and Friends, the rapper’s first headlining show at the Apollo Theater. No lineup was unveiled at the time, but now a few of those “friends” have been […]

Todd Owyoung/NBC Just days before 2023, Pusha T announced that he’d be teaming up with DJ Drama for his own Gangsta Grillz mixtape. The project, he recently explained, gives him an opportunity to be part of the mixtape culture he loves. “Man. I just feel like to me, the Gangsta Grillz and the whole mixtape culture and scene is what I’m about. That’s […]

Boominati Worldwide/Republic Records Days after an unreleased version of Metro Boomin‘s “Trance” surfaced, revealing that Drake was once on the song, the producer provided an explanation for why the 6 God was not on the final cut. “Really, it was a song I had did with Travis [Scott] and [Young] Thug originally for my album,” Metro said during his appearance on DJ Drama’s Streetz Is Watchin […]

Roger Kisby/Getty Images for LiveXLive) Cordae and Anderson .Paak are reuniting for a song that’s produced by J. Cole, per XXL. “Two Tens” is slated to drop on January 25. The artwork, released Thursday, features two Black girls with Afros lying down on a multicolored rug in the grass. The announcement of the new song comes days after Cordae celebrated the one-year […]

Trae Patton/NBC When news broke that John Legend and Chrissy Teigen had welcomed their third child, it was through the singer’s update at a private show. Now, they’re making the announcement Instagram official with a new post introducing their child to the world. “She’s here! Esti Maxine Stephens – the house is bustling and our family could not be happier,” Chrissy wrote next to […]

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