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“A lot of dudes probably... even with a girl that they don't even know, they'll probably mumble to themselves that shit, you know what I mean. You could be looking at a picture of Ariana Grande dating Pete Davidson and you're like ‘Yeah, you should be with him, I can't compete.’” —@sushitrash on “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” 👀 #verified
Genius pageviews for “Pete Davidson” soared 563% after news broke that Ariana Grande had split from her fiancé 💔💍
Tyler, The Creator dropped the instrumental version of his album ‘Cherry Bomb’ because he thought the project “wasn't appreciated.”
very ready for this 🙏
Solange’s 2016 album ‘A Seat At the Table’ earned her heaps of critical praise and a pair of Grammy nominations (including one win), and now the singer-songwriter’s followup is imminent. In a new interview with ‘The New York Times'’ style magazine ‘T,’ Solange revealed that her next album is in its final stages of completion, and could drop at any time. - Writer Ayana Mathis reports that “the album’s release is imminent this fall, probably sometime soon… The record will likely arrive into the world fully formed at some mysterious and unexpected moment, like a meteor cratering into the culture.” There’s no exact release date yet, and Solange is reportedly in the process of cutting down the length of its songs. - “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” Solange said about the project. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.” She also noted that it will reflect a variety of perspectives on her own life. “I like to be able to tell the story in 13 different ways, then I like to edit,” she said. - During the interview, Solange reflected on the success of ‘A Seat At the Table,’ which has been credited with helping her reach a new level of career success. “I constantly called it my punk album because it was like, ‘this is my time to shake things up and be loud,” she said about the album’s message, which focused on themes of self-empowerment and her experiences as a black woman in the US. - Fans will have to wait and see when Solange’s new album finds its way into the world, but it seems they won’t be waiting too long. —@foxy_grandpa
Quavo and Nicki Minaj’s relationship has always been a bit of a mystery… and “HUNCHO DREAMS” didn’t exactly clear things up 👀👀
how well does @rayj know west coast hip-hop?? 🧐🧐 watch his full episode of #thegeniustest 👉
Chicago MC Noname’s sophomore album ‘Room 25’ has been out for just over a month, and the project is now set to get some new cover art. After learning about artist Bryant Giles' recent domestic battery arrest and the subsequent allegations of sexual assault leveled against him, Noname announced on Twitter that she no longer wanted his work to be associated with her project. - “In light of recent allegations, I will be working to replace the cover artwork of Room 25. I do not and will not support abusers, and I will always stand up for victims and believe their stories. My heart goes out to Ellie, her family, and all survivors of abuse.” - Giles was arrested in Chicago on October 8 for a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. A friend of his alleged victim (who is Giles' ex-girlfriend) has now gone public with accusations that he punched and sexually assaulted the victim. Thus far, Noname has not revealed when the new artwork will arrive or what it will look like. —@foxy_grandpa
NEW YORK CITY, 2003 ARMEN DJERRAHIAN JAY-Z - “This pose with the diamond symbol was synonymous with the Roc-A-Fella family and has become one of my best-known shots. But when Jay threw the sign initially, I was almost annoyed because it hid most of his face. I knew that if I didn’t have Jay’s face, it wouldn’t make the cover of a magazine, so I made sure I at least got his eye in there or something.” – Armenexpo @contacthigh
Based on his fire verse on @liltunechi ’s “Mona Lisa,” @iamsafaree thinks @kendricklamar has Lyricist of the Year on lock at this year’s 2018 @bet #HipHopAwards
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