Gucci Mane ft. Nicki Minaj – “Make Love”

Posted: February 24, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj are reunited, but it’s the latter that steals the show on “make Love.” In a verse that will surely fuel the rumors of a Nicki-Remy beef, Minaj goes in on a anonymous challenger to the throne.

You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap

You gotta sell records

You gotta get plaques

There’s a few other lines about this unnamed adversary needing to stay in her “bum ass” place. But before we all jump out the window, it should be noted that Remy has said she has no problems with Nicki. And because the talent pool on the mainstream level is so thin for female emcees, every aggressive bar from either Remy or Nicki will be perceived as directed towards each other, for better or worse.

“Make Love” is available now on all streaming platforms.

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[Video] Jidenna – “Bambi”

Posted: February 23, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Jidenna receives a bitter lesson about moving on in his new video for “Bambi.” He tries to crash the wedding of his ex with disastrous results. The tie-in to Issa Rae’s hit show Insecure is apparent by the groom being played by none other than Lawrence (Jay Ellis).

“Bambi” can be found on Jidenna’s self-titled debut.

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Detroit-raised Boldy James is so deep in the street life that he channels the spirit of the notorious Maserati Rick on his latest single. Produced by Go Grizzly and Millz Douglass, the track finds James experimenting with trap rhythms, a noticeable attempt to incorporate more melody into his usual gritty instrumentals on the forthcoming House of Blues (February 27).


House of Blues Tracklist:

  1. Do It feat. RicoElite
  2. Now You Know feat. Rocaine, 50 Gwuap Jay C
  3. Surve feat. Project
  4. How To Hustle
  5. A Couple feat. Rocaine, 50 Gwuap Jay C
  6. Jugg
  7. Hit It feat. Gunplay
  8. Maserati Rick
  9. On My Way Up feat. Rocaine, 50 Gwuap Jay C

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If you thought Yo Gotti’s head was one of kind, think again. For his buzzing diss record “Play Wit Yo Bitch,” Young Dolph found a little person to play his adversary’s role. Gotti’s CMG imprint is also turned into CMF, which Dolph has coined as “Cocaine Music Faggots.” The ball is still in Gotti’s court for a response.

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When you’ve been in the game nearly 30 years, your career is movie material. E-40 takes a balcony seat and screens clips from his legendary career in this new video for “Somebody.” For the concept, 40 narrates a character trying to find a purpose in life.

“The song is a homage to gospel singer Freddie Jackson‘s ‘Have You Ever Loved Somebody,'” says 40. “The boy Ricco Barrino came up with the hook. In this song, I’m somebody trying to be somebody, not so much as a rapper, but as an ordinary guy. I’m talking about – should I buy a food truck, should I get in the tech world and create an app? Where am I going in life in life with this shit? I’m playing the narrator.”

“Somebody” in featured on 40’s 2016 double-album The D-Boy Diaries Book 1 & 2.

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Using a classic James Brown sample, Cons and Royce celebrate community upliftment and black unity on “Black Neighborhood.” With the success of A Tribe Called Quest’s comeback album and their recent Grammy performance, now is a good time for Consequence to get a solo project out here.

[Video] Future – “Draco”

Posted: February 22, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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With his second album in 2 weeks dropping Friday (HDRXX), Future keeps churning out the videos with “Draco.” In this one, Future has a team of femme fatales to silence his enemies and keep the trap house money flowing. “Draco” can be found on Future’s self-titled album.