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Teyana Taylor working on a new album?

Blog News, Musician / Bands, Uncategorized 12 May 16 0


by Cherise Johnson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After giving birth to her baby girl Iman Tayla Shumpert, Jr. in December, G.O.O.D. Music’s first lady, Teyana Taylor announces that she could be releasing her forthcoming album as soon as this summer.

Over the summer of last year, the Harlem, New York native unleashed The Cassette Tape 1994 EP which followed her 2014 debut album, VII.

Between being a new mom and fianceé to Cleveland Cavaliers’ shooting guard Iman Shumpert, Tey says she finally has the time to gear up for her next musical release.

“We’re already recording on my days off, we’re just recording,” Teyana says in an exclusive interview with HotNewHipHop‘s Baker. “I already made them wait long enough, so it’s time to just keep the music going, going, going, hopefully we have an album out by the summertime.”

Teyana is currently on her VII Unplugged Tour which is set to wrap up May 17 in Los Angeles at the Belasco Theatre.

Watch Teyana Taylor‘s exclusive interview with HotNewHipHop below.

Vybz Kartel drops new video “Fever”

Blog News, Hot Albums, Musician / Bands, New Videos, Uncategorized 11 May 16 0

Vybz Kartel team is keeping his fans happy while keeping the deejay relevant while her serve time behind bars. The newest music video released from Kartel’s arsenal is “Fever.” The track will be featured on his upcoming album “King of the Dancehall.”

The short film clip was shot by Game Over films on locations in Portmore where Vybz Kartel grew up.

Vybz Kartel New Album ‘King Of The Dancehall’ Dropping In May

Vybz Kartel’s new album King of the Dancehall will be released sometime this month and will be the followup to his 2015 project VIKING: Vybz Is King.

Watch part one of the video for “Fever” below.


Boosie Badazz drops a new project

Blog News, Hot Albums, Musician / Bands, Uncategorized 11 May 16 0

As Boosie Badazz continues to crank out music, he released the Bleek Mode (Thug in Peace Lil Bleek) project today (May 11).

The offering holds 19 tracks and includes features from Lil Durk, Og-Dre and Tony Michael.

Bleek Mode is a tribute to Boosie’s late friend, Darryl “Bleek” Milton. The 25-year-old was murdered in 2010.

The man who was charged for Bleek’s murder was also tried for the deaths of five other men. Boosie Badazz, who used to rap as Lil Boosie, was the initial suspect in the death of one of them, Chris “Nussie” Jackson.

Boosie Badazz has also released In My Feelings (Goin’ Thru It)Out My Feelings (In My Past) and Thug Talk so far this year.

Boosie Badazz’s Bleek Mode cover art, tracklist and stream are below:

Boosie Badazz Bleek Mode
  1. Intro
  2. Kill the Beef
  3. Army
  4. Beautiful Smiles n Cold Hearts
  5. Hard But Sweet
  6. One Up
  7. What U Wanna Do f. Og-Dre
  8. Destined to Blow
  9. Don’t Wanna Die Broke
  10. Bag After Bag
  11. Bout What I’m Talking Bout
  12. Shout out to Your Page f. Tony Michael
  13. Long Road
  14. I Will Not Run f. Lil Durk
  15. Blue Money
  16. Freedom
  17. Dis Morning
  18. Not My N*gga
  19. Family Rules


Lauryn Hill Apologies for Tardiness w/ Open Letter

Blog News, Musician / Bands, Uncategorized 11 May 16 0


ATLANTA, GA – Lauryn Hill maddened Atlanta concertgoers Friday (May 6) after she left them waiting for more than two hours to see a lackluster performance resulting in a brutal social media dragging. She addresses the situation in a lengthy apology letter on Facebook.

In the letter, she explained why she’s frequently late, blaming the creative process for her lack of punctuality. She even offers a solution for the time she needs to gather herself before a performance.

“I don’t show up late to shows because I don’t care,” Ms. Lauryn Hill wrote. “And I have nothing but Love and respect for my fans. The challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn’t easily classified or contained, and trying to make it available for others. I don’t have an on/off switch. I am at my best when I am open, rested, sensitive and liberated to express myself as truthfully as possible.”

In the recent years, Lauryn Hill has become known as an artist who habitually shows up late to their own shows. She was also a no-show for this years Grammys where she was slated to perform alongside The Weeknd. Hill eventually made up for her absence at the Grammys with a surprise performance of “In The Night” with The Weeknd on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Although she did perform her set at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, her mic was cut off at 11 p.m. sharp. Lauryn has promised to return to Atlanta with plans to make-up for her tardiness and will announce the details when they figure it out.

Read Lauryn Hill‘s apology letter in full below.


Ice-T, Public Enemy, Mobb Deep & EPMD on tour together

Blog News, Musician / Bands, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events 11 May 16 0


Ice-T, Public Enemy and Mobb Deep are among the acts appearing on “The Art Of Rap Festival 2016” festival tour this summer, according to the tour’s website.

Naughty By Nature, EPMD, the Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Scorpio and MC Lyte are also on the jaunt, which is named after Ice-T’s 2012 movie.

“Hip-hop is the most powerful and influential cultural movement since rock and roll,” Ice-Tsays in a statement, per Rolling Stone. “A true art form that deserves respect.”

The SiriusXM Backspin-backed outing is slated to kick off July 16 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas and conclude August 6 at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

Tickets and each tour stop’s lineup are available at the tour’s website

In 2015, “The Art Of Rap” tour had a two-day run in California. 

“The Art of Rap” 2016 tour itinerary is as follows:

July 16 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

July 17 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater

July 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium 

July 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas

July 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater

July 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

August 5 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

August 6 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre