Lil Baby and Lil Durk are taking “The Voices Of The Heroes” on the road. The two rappers released their collaborative album on Friday, June 4th. Following its first week success of 150,000 album units, the two proved to be a 2-headed rap-trap monster. Lil Baby took to his Instagram to break the news. Lil Durk and Lil Baby first announced the project in 2020. Historically, collaborative rap album announcements are made prematurely. The ATL and the Chi-town link up was seamless from beginning to completion. They even decided to change the initial May 28 release date to pay respects to the late rapper DMX, whose posthumous album “Exodus” was released the same day. Now “The Voice Of The Heroes” will be coming to a city near you this fall. The tour begins in Mansfield, MA on Sept. 1 and ends in West Palm Beach, FL on Oct. 15.
As students across the country celebrate summer break, rapper DaBaby is taking a trip back to high school in the rowdy visual for his new single “Ball If I Want To.” In his music video directorial debut, the Charlotte native leads a spirited group of high school students through a wild library study session, cheerleaders twerking in the classroom, a food fight in the cafeteria, and other shenanigans on the basketball court. The raucous two-minute clip, which was released on Thursday, also features an unforgettable diaper-clad baby mascot, who shows off his moves on the court. The raunchy “Ball If I Want To”, produced by D.A. Got That Dope, is DaBaby’s second new song this year following “Masterpiece.” The rapper has been hard at work in recent months, appearing on songs by Yo Gotti, DJ Khaled and Polo G. In May, DaBaby won the Top Rap Song award for “Rockstar” at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The single, featuring Roddy Ricch, spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. DaBaby, who has seven nominations at the 2021 BET Awards, putting him in a tie with Megan Thee Stallion with the lead, is also set to perform on the show on June 27. Watch the “Ball If I Want To” video below.
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Taurus Tremani Bartlett, known professionally as Polo G, is an American rapper/singer/songwriter. In 2018, he rose to prominence with the singles “Finer Things” and “Pop Out” featuring Lil Tjay. In 2019, he released his debut album “Die A Legend”, which received generally positive reviews and peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Bartlett’s second studio album, “The Goat” (2020), peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and charted ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2021, he released the single “Rapstar”, which debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100, and became his first number one hit on the Hot 100 and first solo top ten single. The song served as lead single from Bartlett’s third studio album, “Hall Of Fame”, which became his first chart topping album.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Sargent Tucker has spent his career making music that makes listeners feel good, and his fans have returned that love, making each new song a viral hit. Those good feelings continue on his latest single “It’s All Good.” It’s a song of thankfulness, an emotion that resonates even more after the past year we’ve had. However, Sargent expresses gratitude for life and especially his woman and her faithful love. The upbeat lyrics are wrapped in a package of bouncy guitar driven R&B that feels right for top down summer driving. Listen to “It’s All Good” below.
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- Thank You Diana Ross
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Caolyn Walden – Be Careful Who You Follow (July 10)
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Leela James – See Me (July 30)
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August and Beyond
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Lontrell Dennell Williams Jr., known professionally as Pooh Shiesty, is an American rapper from Memphis, TN. He is signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records and Atlantic Records. He rose to prominence in 2020 from his collaborations with the rapper and other artists on the label. He is perhaps best known for his 2020 single “Back In Blood” featuring rapper Lil Durk. Williams released his debut commercial mixtape, “Shiesty Season”, on February 5, 2021, which peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200. He received a co-sign from fellow Memphis rapper Juicy J.
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Diamond White is a rising R&B singer who recently released her debut single “Digitally Yours.” “Digitally Yours” is the first single from her forthcoming EP titled “Summerland.” In addition to music, White also has a recurring role on the CBS soap opera The Bold And The Beautiful. She will also return to the big screen as the Marvel character Lunella Lafayette.
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