Motown RecordsOn Friday, KEM released his fifth studio album, Love Always Wins.  The father of three, who says parenting is the “most challenging and the most rewarding thing” he’s ever done, says a song or two from the album were inspired by his oldest son, Christopher. “Having children exposes your vulnerabilities,” KEM tells ABC Audio. “[It] exposes things about myself, things that I wasn’t even aware […]

Noam Galai/WireImageNas is giving fans something to talk about with the forthcoming release of his new album King’s Disease, set to arrive on August 21. In an Instagram post on Thursday night, Nas shared a teaser for his new Hit-Boy produced single “Ultra Black.” On the record he raps, “We going Ultra Black/ Unapologetically Black/The […]

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesAfter his successful debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch is already working toward landing his second #1 album.  In a new GQ interview, the Compton rapper admitted he’s working on his sophomore album, but he won’t release it just yet.  “It’s really not about it being ready or not ready,” the “Box” rapper said. “It’s more about […]

Nicolas GerardinThis Friday, Nigerian artist Burna Boy will release his fifth studio album, Twice As Tall, executive-produced by Diddy.  On this album, the African Giant will reflect on his accomplishments and his vulnerabilities, while pushing themes of ambition, perseverance and succeeding against all odds, similar to the album’s lead single, “Wonderful.“ Mostly recorded in Lagos during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 15-track album is a […]

ELLEFollowing her raunchy “WAP” collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B is planning to get really personal on her upcoming sophomore album.  “My music is always going to make a woman feel like a bad [chick],” Cardi tells ELLE magazine in the September issue cover story. “When you make a woman feel like she’s the baddest in the room, to me, […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images PJ Morton has announced his upcoming album, The Gospel According to PJ, featuring heavyweights such as Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and more. On Monday, the Grammy-winning artist shared an animated video on Instagram of a phone conversation, where he shared the exciting news with his father, legendary pastor and gospel icon Bishop Paul S. Morton. “Hey Dad…I’m finally doing a gospel album. A day […]

Courtesy PhotoRising Buffalo rapper Conway the Machine has dropped off his new single, “Lemon,” from his upcoming album, From King to a GOD. For the album’s lead single, Conway knew the track needed New York’s official gritty rap style from Wu-Tang Clan‘s Method Man.  “I just felt like the streets needed some grimy [music] to end the summer off the right way,” Conway […]

Universal Music GroupDaBaby is back to release the deluxe version of his No. 1 album Blame It on Baby featuring ten brand new tracks. The North Carolina rapper is potentially aiming to add to his long list of Billboard Hot 100 hits with the new track, “Peep Hole,” and other standouts such as for “Can’t Stop,” the Young Thug-assisted “BLIND,” and “TLC” […]

FlatspotErykah Badu is set to host a live-streamed release party for singer/songwriter LIV.E and her new album Couldn’t Wait To Tell You… The Dallas soul queen is using her platform to support other artists and to give viewers an “unmatched” interactive experience, following her ambitious Quarantine Concert Series: The Apocalypse series. Enter Badu’s friend and protége, Liv.e, a rising 22-year-old artist who shares Badu’s love for blending sounds […]

Universal MusicAhead of the forthcoming release of his new album, The Fall Off, J. Cole kept his promise and shared two tracks from the project, courtesy of his Lewis Street EP. The Dreamville rapper had social media buzzing Wednesday night when he dropped the EP.  “Address me as the G.O.A.T.” J. Cole says on “The Climb Back,” which sees him discussing […]

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