Black Panther will be in theaters this weekend, and now Kendrick Lamar and SZA have dropped the official video for the lead single from the movie’s soundtrack, entitled “All the Stars.” The video is helmed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies, a pairing that Lamar used in his Damn videos. Black Panther: The Album, featuring music from and inspired by Ryan Coogler’s film, hits streaming outlets Feb. 9. Click below to watch the new video.
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After teasing some new music over the weekend, Calvin Harris has officially revealed that his next single will be titled “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready” and will feature PARTYNEXTDOOR. Harris had success in 2017 with the release of Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. in which he brought his talents to the world of hip hop. Among the many collaborators from that release was PartyNextDoor, who he teamed up with for “Cash Out” alongside ScHoolboy Q and DRAM. Harris took to social media to announce “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready” by simply posting the album art and credits on his page with the text “THURSDAY @partynextdoor.”
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Boyz II Men, TLC and Blackstreet, have united to travel down under for a major New Zealand and Australian tour. Boyz II Men have sold over 25 million units in America alone, including eight different #1 singles. Grammy-Awarding winning TLC have sold over 65 million albums worldwide, with nine Top-10 hits and four Platinum albums. Blackstreet had a string of classic albums and singles throughout the 1990s. Supporting the trio on their tour will be DJ Horizon and Yo! Mafia, who will be joining them on many of their tour dates. More details will be forthcoming on tour dates.
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Snoop Dogg said in an interview last May that he was working on a gospel album — and now, we have a release date and title. According to iTunes, Bible of Love, Snoop’s 32-track double album will arrive on March 16. To mark the occasion, Snoop has unveiled the seven-minute album closer, “Words Are Few” featuring B. Slade, and an accompanying visual. Snoop made an appearance at the 19th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in Minnesota and while on stage, he reportedly touched on the album and explained, “The record’s all about love from start to finish. That’s the way you change the world, by putting love in it.” Bible of Love features several guest vocalists, including Tye Tribbet, the Clark Sisters, Faith Evans and Rance Allen.
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Mel B‘s time could be up as a judge on America’s Got Talent. It is being reported that producers have lined-up Queen Latifah to replace the former Spice Girl. Producers on the show are apparently fed-up with Mel B’s constant demands combined with her huge salary. And according to reports, her behavior spiraled during her messy divorce with Stephen Belafonte. Mel B was in London this weekend to talk with The Spice Girls about potential projects with the other women in 2018. AGT producers believe that Queen Latifah, 47, would be an ideal replacement for the British singer.
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Meek Mill’s legal team has maintained that the presiding judge in his case has been overstepping her place for the entire time he’s been incarcerated on his most recent probation violation. Complex recently received documents that showcase a pattern of behavior that’s “unusual” for a judge. The documents alleged that Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Meek Mill to a 2-to-4-year sentence in part because he “does what he wants,” repeatedly violated Philadelphia’s Judicial Code of Conduct. Brinkley also toed the bounds of professionalism by visiting Meek Mill while he was doing community service at Broad Street Ministry in 2016. These revelations could serve to further chip away at the credibility of Brinkley, who Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina says thinks she is “infatuated” with Meek.
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The Migos MC Quavo is being accused of assaulting and stealing from a renowned jeweler known as Eric the Jeweler at a Grammy after-party on Monday, January 29. Law enforcement officials say that a verbal dispute over an alleged debt to Eric turned violent. The jeweler claims Quavo and another man (not a member of the Migos,) attacked him, leaving him with minor injuries to the face. Eric The Jeweler says he realized his $30,000 chain was missing after he fled the club. Now the NYPD has reportedly launched an investigation over the accusations, and they’re looking to examine surveillance footage from 1OAK and interview each member of the Migos, as well as their manager. Quavo has been accused of previous altercations; last October, Quavo and Offset were involved in a New York street brawl, and in February of last year the group reportedly beat up Sean Kingston.
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Fashion Week is approaching, but Kanye West didn’t wait for the event to unveil his latest Yeezy Season 6. On Tuesday, photos of Kim Kardashian clones, donning blond wigs and modeling the unreleased Yeezy Season 6 collection, surfaced online. Kanye and Kim assembled a cast of social media influencers and a few of their famous friends to emulate Kim’s past Yeezy looks ahead of its release. Kim shared images of Paris Hilton running errands, dubbing her “The OG,” in which Paris re-creates the same Yeezy look Kim was pictured in last November when she unveiled the Yeezy pieces. Other models followed suit and posted their best Kim K impressions for Yeezy Season 6 including Jordyn Woods, Sami Miro, the Clermont Twins, and Kristen Noel Crawley. The upcoming Yeezy collection consists mainly of neutral-hued athleticwear, from hoodies to leggings, sports bras, and sweatpants.
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Kendrick Lamar is finally revealing the Black Panther soundtrack, and it’s full of future hits. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Grammy-winning rap artist Kendrick Lamar would be putting together a concept album as the soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther. Since then, two songs from the album were released, “All the Stars” by Lamar and SZA and “King’s Dead” by Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake. On Wednesday, Lamar finally unveiled the rest of the track list for Black Panther: The Album, along with the official cover art. The album contains 14 tracks and features some of the hottest names in hip-hop, including Vince Staples, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Khalid, and others.
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Jennifer Hudson will play music legend Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic. Music pioneer and mentor Clive Davis revealed the news over the weekend when he introduced her at his annual pre-Grammys gala. “When the biopic of the great Aretha Franklin is filmed next year, the artist anointed by Aretha herself to play her is the next performer,” said Davis. “Aretha personally told me that last week.” Davis helped launch both Franklin and Hudson’s careers. Hudson celebrated the news on Instagram, writing: “I don’t even know what to say …. look at God !#Arethafranklin u have no idea how humbled, I am!” Scott Bernstein and music producer Harvey Mason Jr. will produce the much-anticipated film.
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