Between popping bottles and bashing guitars, DJ Khaled throws quite the pool party in his new video “I Did It.” Thanks to his multiple sponsors, including Diddy and his DeLeon Tequila, Khaled has a premium bar set up for his day party, where Megan Thee Stallion descends via parachute before she swings at empty bottles with a guitar. Meanwhile, Khaled takes Lil Baby out on a neon green speed boat while he spits his verse before the rapper lights his blunt from a guitar that’s on fire. But when it comes to who nailed the most rockstar move, DaBaby swoops in and swings on a diamond chandelier a la Miley Cyrus in the “Wrecking Ball” video. The foursome ultimately hold down the fort without the other credited artist on the song, Post Malone, in attendance. Watch the “I Did It” video below.
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Dieuson Octave, known professionally as Kodak Black, is an American rapper. Octave first gained recognition with his single “No Flocking”, which was released in 2014. His debut album, “Painting Pictures”, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and included the Billboard Hot 100 top ten single “Tunnel Vision.” Octave’s second album, “Dying To Live”, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was supported by the single “Zeze”, which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100. He released his third studio album, “Bill Israel”, in 2020.
Ty Causey is an Indiana-born singer/songwriter/musician who has been a consistent force on the independent music scene for some time. He recently released the single “U Turn.” “U Turn” tells the story of a man who is over an old love. Listen and enjoy.
The first look at the computer generation photo is unnerving. It looks like a “mini me” of singer/songwriter/producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. But Lil Babyface is a lighthearted look back by Babyface at some of his demo work as a young songwriter. Babyface posted a mock press conference with him interviewing his younger self about the first song pulled from the vault, a original demo of “Rock Steady”, an early Babyface/La Reid composition that became a #1 smash for The Whispers and began a decade-plus period of chart domination. The whole Lil Babface look is a bit creepy, but there’s no denying the power of the music, even in a rougher demo form. “Rock Steady” was and still is the real deal.
Rapper DMX’s posthumous album, “Exodus”, executive produced by the late rapper’s friend Swizz Beatz, is now available. The new album includes collaborations with several of DMX’s industry friends. Nas, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Moneybagg Yo, The Loc, Usher, and Alicia Keys are involved. The album was released via Def Jam Records, where DMX resigned, making it his first release on the label in 18 years. The album was in the works before the rapper’s death and the finishing touches were led by Beatz.
Rappers Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead the nominations for the 2021 BET Awards, with seven nods each. The show will air live on Sunday, June 27 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Cardi B and Drake are next in line with five nominations each. Anderson.Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe x Halle and Chris Brown follow with four nods each. Following last year’s virtual show, the BET Awards returns this year with a live audience. Beginning today, vaccinated individuals can register at http://www.bet.com for consideration to be part of the live audience. BET says it will work closely with Los Angeles County to support vaccination efforts and ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols. Meanwhile, Cardi B has two of the six nominees for Video of the Year for “Up” and “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion. DaBaby has four of the six nominations for Best Collaboration. He is nominated for his work alongside Roddy Ricch (“Rockstar”), Megan Thee Stallion (“Cry Baby”), Pop Smoke & Lil Baby (“For The Night”), and Jack Harlow, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne (“What’s Poppin”). Megan Thee Stallion and Drake each have two of the eight nominees for the Viewer’s Choice Award. Megan is nominated for “WAP” and the “Savage (Remix)” featuring Beyonce. Drake is nominated for “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk and as a featured artist on DJ Khaled’s “Popstar.” Voting for the Viewer’s Choice Award begins on June 7. The nominees for Best New Artist are Coi Leray, Flo Milli, Giveon, Jack Harlow, Latto and Pooh Shiesty. The nominees for Viewer’s Choice Award: Best New International Act will be released at a later date. The show, which is in its 21st year, bills itself “as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience, celebrating Black music’s present and future, and elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.” Nominations are selected by BET’s voting academy, which is comprised of fans and a group of entertainment pros in the fields of television, film, music, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations and creative arts. Connie Orlando, BET’s EVP of Specials, is one of two executive producers of the show, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment. Collins has a historic year as a producer, having served as one of the producers of the Super Bowl Half Time Show, the Grammy Awards and the Oscars. For the latest BET news and updates, including details on audience selection and eligibility, visit BET.com/Awards.
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Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson, known professionally as YG, is an American rapper/actor from Compton, CA. In 2010, Jackson released his debut single, “Toot It And Boot It”, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, which peaked at No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single’s success lead to Jackson signing with Def Jam Recordings. In the following years, Jackson released the mixtapes “The Real 4Fingaz”, “Just Re’d Up”, “Just Re’d Up 2” and “4 Hunnid Degrees.” In June 2013, Jackson signed an additional deal with Young Jeezy’s imprint CTE World. His 2013 single, “My Nigga”, which featured Young Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. He then released the singles “Left Right” and “Who Do You Love?”, leading up to the release of his debut album “My Krazy Life” on March 18, 2014. Later that year, he was featured on his highest charting single to date, “Don’t Tell Em”, with American singer Jeremih, which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. On June 17, 2016, he released his second album, “Still Brazy”, to further acclaim. On August 3, 2018, he released his third studio album, “Still Dangerous”, to generally positive reviews. It included the single “Big Bank”, his highest charting solo single, peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. His fourth studio album, “4Real 4Real”, was released on May 24, 2019 in memory of deceased rapper and close colleague Nipsey Hussle. His fifth studio album, “My Life 4Hunnid”, was released on October 2, 2020.
Singer/songwriter Joelle James, who has a decorated career writing for such artists as Ella Mai, Tamar Braxton, Justine Skye, JoJo and more, is taking center stage with her new single “Apply Pressure.” “Apply Pressure” showcases James’ uncanny ability to paint a vivid picture of a not-so-perfect relationship, with her soulful voice and sweet melodies. The production and instrumentation includes an interpolation of Mariah Carey’s “Honey” and puts you in that perfect chill feel good west coast vibe. Her layered vocals along with the catchy chorus mesh perfectly and are reminiscent of the signature sound that won her a Grammy Award for “Boo’d Up.” “Apply Pressure” is just a small sample of her new music and forthcoming album due out in July. Check out “Apply Pressure.”