Bruno Mars is back. The singer will release new music on Friday, a single titled “24K Magic.” He announced the single on Instagram this morning. The single marks his first offering since 2012’s “Unorthodox Juxbox.” Hopefully, fans are ready for the new music. Following her interview with Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, singer Mary J. Blige is getting right back to music. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul gave the crowd a taste of her new single “Thick Of It” during a concert in Mashantucket, CT. The song addresses her relationship and subsequent divorce from husband/manager Kendu Isaacs. Blige filed from divorce from Isaacs after twelve years of marriage. Fans can expect more anthems from the Blige, who is currently in the studio with DJ Camper, Jazmine Sullivan and Kanye West, working on the follow up to 2014’s “London Sessons.” This fall Blige will head out on the road with Maxwell on their joint “The King and Queens of Hearts Tour”, which begins on Oct. 13 in Switzerland and ends on Dec. 14 in Chicago. Solange Knowles has shared the music videos for two new singles “Don’t Touch My Hair”, featuring Sampha, and “Cranes In The Sky.” Knowles posted the clips on her You Tube channel over the weekend. Both tracks appear on her new album “A Seat At The Table”, which was released on Friday, September 30 via Saint Records/Columbia and features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Tweet, Q Tip and others. Both clips were co-directed by Solange and her husband, Alan Ferguson. “A Seat At The Table” is Knowles third studio effort following 2008’s “Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.” Her last effort was the 2012 EP “True.” Rapper Shawty Lo’s sudden death last month sent not only Atlanta, but the entire hip hop community into mourning. Since that time, many artists, including Beyoncé, have paid tribute to the late MC. More recently, Rick Ross honored Shawty Lo’s memory with a free style titled “I’m Da Man.” , which he released on Saturday. “I’m Da Man” is an original song from Shawty Lo’s 2007 mixtape “I’m Da Man”, and Ross and Lil Wayne were featured on the remix. The tribute is a moving one. When cable channel BET’s 2016 Hip Hop Awards airs tomorrow, the show will no doubt continue its tradition of delivering hot cyphers. In fact, one thing in store for fans is a cypher of actor/comedian Kevin Hart’s alter ego Chocolate Droppa holding his own against Lil Wayne. The full length version will premiere during the awards show. Chocolate Droppa’s single “Push It On Me”, featuring Trey Songz, was released on September 30. His Motown debut, “What Now? The Mixtape”, will be released on Oct. 14.