Kash Doll’s single “Ice Me Out” is now the third different No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Top Triller U. S. chart in its three weeks of existence, debuting atop the tally dated Aug. 1. The Top Triller U.S and Top Triller Global charts highlight the biggest songs on Triller based on a formula blending the amount of views of videos containing a respective song, the level of engagement with those videos and the raw total of videos uploaded featuring each song, according to Triller. “Ice Me Out” was originally released by the Detroit native on Aug. 23, 2018. However, the song has been given a new lease on life in recent months after gaining steam on user-generated apps like Triller. Outside of the Triller platform, the song garnered 567,000 U.S. on-demand streams on Nielsen Music/MRC Data-tracked DSPs in the tracking week of Dec. 27, 2019 to Jan. 2, 2020. The song’s stream count outside the platform has surged to 774, 000 streams in the tracking week of July 17-23. Hopefully, we’ll hear more from the rapper in the future.
This song is the property of Fishscale Family, LLC.
Bobby Fishscale is a southern hip hop artist who has released several singles including “No To 5”, “Blue Cheese” and “Got It Too.” “Wrist Froze” is his latest effort.
This song is the property of UMG Recordings.
Kim Owens, known professionally as Kem, is an American R&B singer/songwriter/producer. He wrote, produced, and financed his debut album, “Kemistry”, with his American Express card while performing top 40 cover songs in a wedding band and waiting tables. He signed with Motown Records in November 2001, and re-released the album on February 25, 2003. The album sold 500,000 copies nationwide. The album’s only official single was “Love Calls.” His sophomore effort, “Album 2”, was released on May 17, 2005, and sold 500,000 copies nationwide. It featured the singles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “You Win.” In 2013, he collaborated with singer Ronald Isley on the single “My Favorite Thing”, which he wrote and produced. The song was the second single from Ronald Isley’s album, “This Song Is For You.” In 2014, he performed his Grammy nominated single “Nobody” on the daytime talk show “Steve Harvey” during the show’s fourth season. He has released the albums “Kemistry” (2003), “Album 2” (2005), “Intimacy: Album 3” (2010) and “Promise To Love” (2014). “Lie To Me” is his latest single.
Singer Leaveil Degree (The Whispers) 72
Percussionist Nate “Guido” Hughes (The Stone City Band)
Swedish artist Victoria Moralez sings about her inner turmoil on her new single “Eyes Off The Prize.” Sometimes people build their lives around a dream, the prize, assuming that will make them happy and fulfilled. However, they soon realize that they are heading in the wrong direction. They know they need to make a change even it they’re afraid to do what it takes to free themselves. They need to build up the courage. Or maybe they simply need to reach their breaking point. On this song, the singer seems to have reached hers. The lyrics are filled with cathartic lines. It is honest about feeling scared with all of the physical manifestations: the trembling and sweat. Yet the situation can’t go on because the secrets and lies are just waiting to explode. The artist sings about longing for a happy home that isn’t there. Whatever the current situation is, she’s ready to walk away from it and find a new path. She’ll take her eyes off the false prize and look for her true light. She just has to believe it’s there. The song starts slow with a strong ominous beat that allows the singer’s voice to take center stage. It builds to a fast pace as sadness gives way to frustration and resolution. Anyone who has ever been in a difficult situation can relate to the moment. There will be other dreams and other prizes in store for the future if you only dare to break free.
Sad news out of the world of hip hop. Malik B, born Malik Abdul Basit and founding member of the hip hop band The Roots, has died. He was 47. No official cause of death was given. The band made the announcement via Instagram. His cousin Don Champion broke the news on Twitter where he shared old performance footage of Mailk B at New York City’s The Bowery Electric. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Basit befriended high school friends Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, who began performing together under the name Square Roots in 1987, while attending Millersville University in Lancaster. They dropped “Square” from their name in 1992 before moving to London and releasing their debut album “Organix” the following year. Malik B rose to prominence following the release of The Roots’ debut album “Do You Want More?!!!??!!” in 1995, when he and Black Thought’s rhymes reigned supreme during the group’s tenure with DGC/Geffen. He also recorded songs on “Illdelphia” in 1996 and “Things Fall Apart” in 1999 before leaving the group at the turn of the millennium. Even after his departure, The Roots welcomed him with open arms by featuring him on the tracks “Game Theory”, “In The Music” and “Here I Come”, which are taken from their 2006 album “Game Theory.” He also appeared on the songs “I Can’t Help It” and “Lost Desire”, which are taken from their 2008 album “Rising Down.” The aforementioned songs were his last contributions to The Roots. During his solo career, Malik B released the EP “Pyschological” in 2006 and the albums “Street Assault” (2005) and “Unpredictable” (2015). Thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.
Singer Keith Beaton (Blue Magic) 70
Singer Audrey Wheeler-Downing 60
This song is the property of Essential Media Group.
Strafe is an American hip hop group that gained notoriety in the mid-1980s. They are known for the single “Set It Off”, which has been sampled by hip hop, house, techno and EDM artists.
This song is the property of Rhino.
Curtis Mayfield was an American singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist from Chicago, IL. Mayfield is one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He began his career singing with a gospel choir. In 1956, Mayfield joined the vocal group The Roosters, which included Richard and Arthur Brooks, Jerry Butler and Sam Gooden. The group would later become The Impressions and chart with such Mayfield compositions as “People Get Ready”, “It’s All Right” and “Choice Of Colors” among others. In 1970, Mayfield left The Impressions to embark on a solo career. He released several albums, including the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film “Superfly.” Mayfield also wrote and produced soundtracks for the films “Claudine” and “Sparkle.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. Curtis Mayfield died on December 26, 1999, at the age of 57. He released the albums “Curtis” (1970), “Roots” (1971), “Superfly” (1972), “Back To The World” (1973), “Sweet Exorcist” (1974), “Got To Find A Way” (1974), “There’s No Place Like America Today” (1975), “Give, Get, Take And Have” (1976), “Never Say You Can’t Survive” (1977), “Do It All Night” (1978), “Heartbeat” (1979), “Something To Believe In” (1980), “Love Is The Place” (1982), “Honesty” (1983), “We Come In Peace With A Message Of Love” (1985), “Take It To The Streets” (1990) and “New World Order” (1996).
Just days after announcing her pregnancy, rapper Nicki Minaj confirmed that she’s on the verge of releasing a collaborative single with A$AP Ferg. A$AP Ferg himself also confirmed the release of the single via Twitter. While no title was mentioned, fans can expect the song to arrive tomorrow.