Rapper Pusha T contributed a single to the Cocaine Bear soundtrack. “Cocaine Bear” will be released this weekend, and for the film’s release Pusha T drops verses over Melle Mel’s 1983 single “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” for a new remix. “Cocaine Bear” tells the story of bricks of cocaine being tossed out of a plane during a drug drop, only to be intersected by a wild black bear, who gets extremely high and goes on a rampage. The film is based on real life events. Sadly, the bear died in real life. But Hollywood will make anything happen. Listen to the “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” Remix” below.
Sean “Diddy” Combs returned to music by announcing the release of singer/songwriter Jozzy’s debut EP, “Songs For Women: Free Game For N****”, the first release from his Love Records. Multiplatinum songwriter and music visionary, Jozzy, steps into the spotlight with her 8-track EP, which was released on February 24. Love Records represents Combs’ triumphant return to R&B as an Executive Producer, Curator, and A&R creating timeless R&B music with the next generation of world-class artists, producers and songwriters. Diddy first introduced Jozzy to the world during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, announcing her as his first artist under Love Records before sharing the stage with her as she performed. At the time, Diddy referred to Jozzy as one of the most talented songwriters and artist adding that she reminded him of Biggie.
Jim Jones and Hitmaka just released a video for the single “See The Money.” Jones raps about his luxurious lifestyle over Hitmaka’s production, which includes a sample of the Alicia Keys hit “You Don’t Know My Name.” Jones can be seen popping bottles on a yacht in Miami Beach and stacking his bread like a Jenga tower. Jim Jones and Hitmaka have another single and video “I am” set for release on Friday and their collaborative album “Back In My Prime” is scheduled for release next month. Watch the “See The Money” video below.
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Remembering singer/songwriter Barbara Acklin (February 28, 1943-November 27, 1998)
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Diamonte Quiava Valentin Harper, known professionally as Saweetie, is an American rapper. She rose to prominence with the single “Icy Girl” in 2017 and was signed to her manager Max Gousse’s record label Artistry Worldwide, a subsidiary of Warner Records a short time later.
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Rising African R&B star Nezsa follows up her 2019 single “Lost” with her new single “Should Have Cared.” The track explores the deepest part of relationships, here alone and looking back with regret on a relationship gone bad, and her role in its failure. Check out “Should Have Cared.”
Shortly after announcing his retirement in the fourth quarter of last year, rapper Styles P released his second to last solo album “Penultimate: A Calm Wolf Is Still A Wolf” on January 27, 2023. The Lox rapper then released the official Bo-directed music video for the single “Death Before Dishonor.” With guest appearances by Bucky and Brady Watt, and production from Vinny Idol, Black Saun, Ty Feif, as well as Styles P’s son Noah Styles, among others, “Penultimate: A Calm Wolf Is Still A Wolf” is Styles P’s 15th solo album. Watch the video “Death Before Dishonor” below.
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Rapper Payroll Giovanni just released his latest album “Ghost Mode.” The project features special guest appearances by Jeezy, Babyface Ray, Big Quis, Hope Raney and Biance Badd. The album was produced by Cardo Got Wings. Payroll’s goal-oriented attitude and collaborative mentality inspired the 15-track project. He also released a video for the single “Ex Dealer Flow 2”, which features Jeezy and shows a rapper’s luxurious lifestyle while sonically blending midwestern and southern rap. Watch the video for “Ex Dealer Flow 2” below.
Grammy-nominated rapper/singer/songwriter/producer Logic just leased his eighth studio album, “College Park.” Logic teased the project with the singles “Wake Up”, “Paradise 2”, and “Highlife”, which includes a video made by actor/filmmaker Kevin Smith and “Lightsabers”, which he performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. “College Park” depicts Logic’s journey to date while marking a new beginning. The album’s title is a tribute to the Maryland town where he spent a year sleeping on a couch in his friend Big Lenbo’s basement and waking up every morning to write and record raps. On “College Park”, Logic creates an autobiographical yarn as he recounts a day in his life in 2011, culminating with his first live performance in Washington, DC. Watch the video for “Lightsabers” below.
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Keenon DeQuan Ray Jackson, known professionally as YG, is an American rapper from Compton, CA. He has released the albums “My Krazy Life” (2014), “Still Brazy” (2016), “Stay Dangerous” (2018), “4Real 4 Real” (2019), “My Life 4Hunnid” (2020) and “I Got Issues” (2022). His latest single, “Sober”, is a collaboration with rappers Roddy Ricch and Post Malone.