Soulja Boy’s fans claim he went hard on his Kanye West cut verse. Last Sunday, Kanye West released his long awaited tenth studio album, “Donda.” The project quickly became a trending topic. While the album featured a laundry list of artists, including Lil Baby, The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, The Lox, DaBaby, Young Thug and more, there were some artists Ye omitted. And they are not happy about it. Rapper Soulja Boy was the first to take to Twitter to voice his displeasure with being omitted from Kanye’s album. Draco even released receipts via a text message thread between himself and Kanye. The 22-time Grammy winner asked Soulja Boy to send him a verse to “Remote Control”, which apparently Soulja obliged. When the final version got to streaming platforms, Draco was unpleasantly surprised at this omission. Yesterday, he took to his social media accounts to release a video of the unreleased “Remote Control” verse. The final version features Young Thug. Apparently, this is not the first time Kanye had a Soulja Boy verse on his album. Soulja recalled being cut from the generation impacting “808s & Heartbreak.” We’ll see what transpires next. Listen to Soulja Boy’s cut verse below.
After cryptically teasing it last week on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Drake confirmed on Monday morning (August 30) that his long-awaited new album, Certified Lover Boy, is just over the horizon. The rapper posted an image of 12 expectant mom emojis on Instagram along with the all-caps message “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3.”
According to hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson, who has previously interviewed Drake, the emojis art will be the album’s cover. Billboard has reached out to Drake’s reps.
And though that street date seemed to release the air from the hype balloon that was building over a possible first-week chart battle between Drizzy and Kanye West — who surprise released his long-delayed Donda album over the weekend — it was still welcome news for the Drake nation. Last week, Drake seemed to hint that CLB was imminent on ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter, sneaking in an image of a fan holding up a sign reading “CLB September 3” in-between baseball highlights.Artist MentionedDrake
In July, Drake announced during his appearance on Fri Yiy Friday — a Sirius XM radio show spearheaded by his OVO Team — that he’d finished work on his follow-up to 2018’s Scorpion. “Album’s ready … Album’s cooked, looking forward to delivering it to you. Certified Lover Boy on the way, and that’s for anyone in the way,” he said at the time.
While Drake, 34, and Kanye, 44, won’t really go head-to-head, the two superstars appeared to be setting up an epic chart clash withs some salty verses, with Drake firing first on Trippie Redd’s new song, “Betrayal.” “All these fools I’m beefin’ that I barely know/ Forty-five, forty-four (Burned out), let it go/ Ye ain’t changin’ s— for me, it’s set in stone,” he rapped. Ye followed up by posting Drake’s home address on Instagram before quickly deleting it.
Kanye seemingly responded to Drake’s latest on-record diss in a group text with other rappers, including Drizzy’s other hip-hop rival Pusha T. Last week, Ye reportedly posted and quickly deleted a screenshot of his group chat on Instagram, which featured a photo of actor Joaquin Phoenix in his full Joker movie makeup.“I live for this. I’ve been f—ed with by nerd a– jock n—-s like you my whole life. You will never recover. I promise you,” Kanye wrote in the group text, which was screengrabbed by NME.
Anthony Hamilton is an American singer/songwriter/producer from Charlotte, NC. He rose to prominence with his second studio album “Coming From Where I’m From”, which featured the singles “Coming From Where I’m From” and “Charlene.” Nominated for 17 Grammys, he is also known for the single “Freedom”, which is taken from the soundtrack of the film Django Unchained. The song was co-written and sung with indie soul singer Elayna Boynton. Hamilton has released the albums “XTC” (1996), “Coming From Where I’m From” (2003), “Ain’t Nobody Worrying” (2005), “The Point Of It All” (2008), “Back To Love” (2011), “What I’m Feeling” (2016) and “Love Is The New Black” (2021).
Stunna Gambino teams with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie for a remix of his single “Demons.” After receiving co-signs from Rihanna, The Kid Laroi, Rowdy Rebel, and more, the timing couldn’t have been better for Stunna. The Washington Heights native first gained momentum in his area. Now that reach is increasing with each new release. His latest single with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie will make listeners sit back and reflect. The two melodic rappers shine equally on the track as they speak on their rise from their past to the present. While the road wasn’t easy, they continued to fight their “Demons” to remain consistent with their goal. Being a student of the game is how Stunna positioned himself for more success. In addition to his monumental co-signs, he was recently featured on The Kid Laroi’s latest album, “F*ck Love 3+: Over You.” The two collaborated on “Not Sober” with Polo G. The “Demons” remix comes as he prepares to release his 4th studio album, “A Boogie Vs. Artist” for A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. With seamless chemistry on the track, future collaborations between the two New York artists seem likely. Listen to “Demons Remix” below.
Sad news from the music industry. Singer Sam Salter, who rose to prominence in the 1990s, has died. He was 46. No cause of death has been released. As a young man Salter was signed to LaFace Records by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio “LA” Reid. He went on to score the hits “After 12, Before 6” and “There You Are.” The Los Angeles native spent his youth singing at Faithful Church Of God In Christ before a tape he recorded was discovered by LaFace executives who signed him and teamed with producer Christopher “Tricky” Stewart for his debut album, “It’s On Tonight.” The album went on to produce two top 40 R&B hits and seemed to portend a bright future for the 22-year-old singer. Unfortunately, that album would be the high point of Salter’s recording career, as his second album, “Little Black Book”, was never released by the label. Reportedly, it included the first version of “The Color Of Love”, which later became a hit for Boyz To Men. Salter continued to work independently, and fans last heard him on the 2011 single “To Be Loved”, still sounding great. He also wrote songs for Destiny’s Child, Charlie Wilson, and Tyrese Gibson, and worked as a vocal coach and producer. It seems that the world never heard all this talented singer had to offer, and it’s unfortunate that he died at such a young age. Rest in peace Mr. Salter.
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Dion Marquise Hayes, known professionally as 42 Dugg, is an American rapper. He is jointly signed to Lil Baby and Yo Gotti’s respective labels 4 Pockets Full and Collective Music Group, in conjunction with Interscope Records. He is known for his collaborations with fellow rapper Lil Baby, including “Grace” and “We Paid”, the latter becoming his first top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. His second mixtape, “Young & Turnt 2”, garnered acclaim and marked his debut on the Billboard 200 chart. His fourth mixtape, “Free Dem Boyz”, was released in 2021, and peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. His latest single, “Free Ric”, is a collaboration with rapper Lil Durk.
Aleicha Janeice Campbell, known professionally as Leela James, is an American R&B/soul singer/songwriter. She has released the albums “A Change Is Gonna Come” (2005), “Let’s Do It Again” (2009), “My Soul” (2010), “Loving You More…In The Spirit Of Etta James” (2012), “Fall For You” (2014), “Did It For Love” (2017) and “See Me” (2021).