Singer Beyoncé released new music today.  Just not her own. She signed You Tube sensations Chloe X Halle to her Parkwood Entertainment label. The single “Drop” appeared online today. Beyoncé has remained in the news with her recent interview with Elle magazine having gone viral along with news of her lawsuit against the company that makes Feyonce merchandise. There’s too much going on to determine when fans can expect her next studio album. Until next time. Singer Rhianna was presented with the Rock Star Award at BET’s Black Girls Rock event, celebrating her career as well as the careers and accomplishments of other black women in the entertainment industry. Rhianna thanked her mother and grandmother, calling them the “strongest women I know”, as well as event organizers for “celebrating black women in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough.” From there, she preached a message of being oneself and allowing that to be a guiding force.  That message definitely resonates. Whenever Drake makes a delivery, a remix from his rap nemesis Meek Mill is sure to follow. After releasing his fiery take on Drake’s “Back To Back” earlier this year, the MMG MC jumps on another Drake track in the form of “Trap Vibes” where Meek freestyles over the Toronto rapper’s “Summer Sixteen” and Desiigner’s smash “Panda”. Last month, Meek filed a formal request to modify the restrictions of his 90 day house arrest as a result of a parole violation stemming from a drugs and gun case. In January, the rapper released the projects “4/4” and “4/4 Pt. 2”, both containing shots at Drake as well as remixes of the 6 God’s “What A Time To Be Alive” records. Meek is currently working on the forthcoming project “Dream Chasers 4”. Hip hop lost a gifted rhymer with the recent passing of Phife Dawg, founding member of iconic rap act A Tribe Called Quest. Phife (given name Malik Taylor), died last month of complications from diabetes. He began rapping as a teenager in the late 1980’s, forming A Tribe Called Quest with childhood friends Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Phife’s high pitched bars kept it real about his short stature and his battle with diabetes on top of Tribe’s jazzy backdrop. Among Phife’s most memorable bars include “Check the Rhyme”, “8 Million Stories”, “Can I Kick It?” and “Buggin Out”. His legacy will live on.