Now is the time for you to be at your best musically. He asserts that numbers do lie when context is not given. I don’t want to see that now. Best woman rapper in the world. “Now, we looking for you to perform. Not brand-wise. “Get that shit out of here, I hate that,” Joey   opined. New York, NY – On Complex’s latest episode of their new Everyday Struggle series with Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks   Tuesday (April 11), Joey expresses his thoughts on Nicki Minaj’s mostly sole position as a woman in the rap game. I want to see her do it alone.”
Watch DJ Akademiks and Joe Budden go back and forth over Nicki Minaj’s career above. “Who was there for Wayne when he was having seizures and shit? “Now, there are other women around so all that big shit you’ve been talking when there was no women, now we looking,” Joe says. Nicki Minaj, however, has shared the stage or invited fellow female artists to go on tour with her as opening acts such as Misha B, Tinashe and DeJ Loaf in the past. My girl is the biggest Nicki Minaj fan in the world and I haven’t heard her play a Nicki Minaj song in awhile.”
The “Pump It Up” rapper also makes it clear that he feels as though her recent accolades don’t compare to what it took to achieve the same feat years ago, while referencing Nicki’s insertion   for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries among women thereby displacing Aretha Franklin. Musically. With Atlantic signing on Cardi B, Young M.A creating hit records, Chicago’s Dreezy and other budding lady rap stars on the come up, Budden pointed out that the “No Frauds” rapper has had the luxury of being the only female rapper for quite some time. I don’t want to see it now that you may need that conglomerate to get back. According to Budden, her rallying up the Young Money crew   for the Remy Ma diss track doesn’t make her any better. I want to see you float on your fucking own, Nicki. I ain’t see a picture then.

Ahead of the release, the veteran crew has shared another new single, “The Void,” which also features Scotty ATL and EarthGang. Directed by Aye Waiter, the visuals portray Kargbo in his element as he makes his way through his   familiar environment. Check out Monday’s version here. Ahead of the group’s new album, Little Dragon has dropped the new single, “Celebrate,” an uptempo offering reminiscent of early Michael Jackson. mariam   – “new neighbors”

Blossoming   Alexander, Virginia-based artist Sheik Kargbo rolls through with a cinematic video for “New Neighbors,” the latest single off his highly-anticipated album, The Speakeasy Experience. WANT MORE? The DX Digest for Tuesday (April 11) places   an energetic video from Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge of NxWorries for “Scared Money” in the top slot, which is followed by the   mellow, thought-provoking offering from Common and Robert Glasper, “The Cross,” in number two. metaphorically takes pen to paper with his new single, “Dear Mr. T.i. kennedy Rd. Find the album here. III   the third installment of T.I. Directed by Calmatic, the video is a tribute to 1988’s Paid In Full. common   – “the cross”

Jazz aficionado Robert Glasper resurfaces with a new collaboration, “The Cross,” featuring Common and singer Lianne La Havas. releases a video for “Trenches Reloaded (Remix)” with the late Peanut Da Don to round out the top five. Since then, they dropped their debut full-length album, Yes Lawd!, in 2016 and are back with a visual for “Scared Money,” which finds .Paak rocking a Louis Vuitton bucket hat and throwback adidas shirt. President”

Mistah F.A.B. The video comes ahead of G.D.O.D. rapper big pooh – “potpourri (Dead Flowers)”

Little Brother alum Rapper Big Pooh is back with a video for “Potpourri (Dead Flowers),” which comes from his latest EP, Everything 4 Sale. Pre-order the album here ahead of its May 14 release. and Hustle Gang’s collaborative series.   In the video, the former Fake Four, Inc. New material from Open Mike Eagle, Mistah F.A.B., Virginia rapper Sheik Kargbo, songstress Kennedy Rd., and Swedish dream-pop group Little Dragon also make the cut. Nappy Roots f. Co-written by Karriem Riggins, the song is included on the   soundtrack for Burning Sands, a Netflix documentary about the dangers hazings pose in college fraternities. President.” Written from the perspective of the poor, he tries to take a diplomatic approach while addressing prisons, drugs, homelessness, and violent crime   and pleading for the POTUS to hear his cries. Robert Glasper f. – “Make It Last”

Status Quo’s new artist, Kennedy Rd., makes a splash with a video for “Make It Last.” Directed by Editz, the visual depicts the Toronto artist just enjoying a day off with her significant other in Malibu Canyon as she relives the feeling of a blossoming romance. Nappy Roots make its glorious return with “The Void” featuring Scotty ATL and EarthGang, Rapper Big Pooh drops off a video for “Potpourri (Dead Flowers),” and T.I. – “Dear Mr. EarthGang & Scotty ATL   – “The void”

Two   years after dropping 40 Acrez, Nappy Roots are right around the corner from dropping its sequel, the appropriately titled Another 40 Acrez. Season High is expected to arrive on Friday (April 14). sheik Kargbo f. & Peanut Da Don   – “trenches Reloaded (Remix)”

After sharing the audio last week, T.I. The project is expected to arrive on   Friday (April 14). nxworries (Anderson .paak & Knxwledge) – “Scared money”
Comprised of the ever-colorful Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge, NxWorries signed with Stones Throw Records in 2015. The longtime MC recently wrapped up a massive tour with The Beatnuts and Termanology. Mistah F.a.B. open mike eagle – “dark comedy late show”

Open Mike Eagle resurfaces with a new visual for “Dark Comedy Late Show,” which comes from the EP, A Special Episode Of. artist hosts his own late-show and tackles topics like The West Wing, racism in America and U2’s iPhone invasion. Little dragon   – “Celebrate”

Yeah yeah, it’s not exactly Hip Hop, but Swedish dream-pop outfit Little Dragon consistently works with MCs on every project it does, and has crafted some killer tracks with artists like De La Soul, Future, Big Boi, and Bishop Nehru. returns with a matching visual for “Trenches Reloaded (Remix)” featuring the late Hustle Gang fam, Peanut Da Don.

Let’s cut the shit out and in order to rebuild we have to destroy so I’m trying to destroy and rebuild.”
As of press time, Doe or Die 2   has no hardline release date but as AZ points out elsewhere in the interview, he’s testing out the new records in front of live audiences every chance he gets. The Brooklyn-born rhymer is largely known for having the only guest appearance on Nas’ iconic debut, Illmatic before later joining the legendary Queensbridge rap star on the short-lived supergroup album, The Firm. Then I was like damn, I gotta save the people. “This is our culture and it took us decades to build this culture right here and it’s being taken advantage of and being used as a fast food situation for people to make a quick dollar. But at the same time I’m like I gotta save those doing it [to us] from themselves. Yet, when it came to pointing out flaws, AZ didn’t take a holier-than-though stance on the subject. “It’s like the blind leading the blind,” he continued. I been getting that for a year or two. You gotta save us. “It’s about the sellouts,” AZ explained to NF’s Jerry Barrow in regards to his “Save Them” record. That’s all they ever knew. I’ve been on the low for a few, but everywhere I go it feels like I just put a record out because the love is still there and they say ‘You gotta save us from this,’ and I say ‘From what?’ They say there is no substance and the babies still listen to music. New York City, NY – With the path that was recently set ablaze by the Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon, thanks to his impressive new album, The Wild, Hip Hop has openly set a seat at the VIP table for its 40-and-Up crowd. That’s AZ, Raekwon, Prodigy and Buckwild all on a 2017 track. “I can’t be mad at the little homies doing what they do. One MC who’s looking to benefit from such renewed interest in the heroes of yesterday is Anthony Cruz, better know to rap heads as AZ. They just chasin’ a bag. In a new interview with Nodfactor, AZ — who recently celebrated his 45th birthday on the same day of Biggie’s 20th RIP anniversary — explained the vision for the album, which included focusing on eradicating the culture vultures. Speaking of Raekwon, AZ is currently putting the finishing touches on his long-delayed sequel Doe or Die 2 and the first taste of the project in “Save Them” features The Chef, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and production by D.I.T.C.’s Buckwild and Jay Allen. But at the same time what y’all doing is defeating a purpose to an extent. Because they have no clue.”

BFTP: No need to adjust your calendars. But fans also respect AZ for his own solo debut, 1995’s Doe or Die, which followed or predated similar mafiaso-style rap albums such as Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt, Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx or Nas’ It Was Written.

“We want to make sure that we give everybody the best T.I.P. The Hustle Gang mastermind claimed that before he came along, trap music   wasn’t even a thought. Because a lot of people don’t really, really know that I created trap music. album that we can give them,” Tip said when speaking on his new project. No such thing. Organized Noize and crunk.”
While the Atlanta rap mogul could be considered a pioneer of the genre, it’s unlikely people will agree that he is the originator, although he did say his second album, Trap Muzik, started it all. There was no such thing as trap music prior to [T.I.]. It didn’t exist. T.I. is apparently not only the king of trap music, but he invented it, according to a recent interview he did with author/radio personality Angie Martinez on Power 105.1’s The Angie Martinez Show. “I’m going for trap music on this. Check out the clip of the interview above. It was Outkast and crunk, like that’s what it was. New York, NY – T.I. It had yet to even take its first breath. has been supporting his new Hustle Gang artist RaRa and participating in VH1’s Hip-Hop Squares, while presumably finishing his next studio album. He also just wrapped up an appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he dressed up like Tupac Shakur and performed some of the late rapper’s music.

Bring it on, Kendrick. That rumor of nicki Minaj being on Kendrick album was a lie pic.twitter.com/CN9Ln98jFF
— Ti’Challa (@GroovyTi) April 11, 2017
One thing is for sure, “Humble.” was a strong indication that we’re in for a scorcher! pic.twitter.com/ucQcg0PuzG
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 11, 2017

Kendrick looks tired AND fed up on the cover of #DAMN lol — Low (@LowKeyUHTN) April 11, 2017

Kendrick Lamar looks so pissed on his album cover so you already know by default that the album is about to be infinite flame emojis
— EverybodyHatesBdell (@Bdell1014) April 11, 2017

Kendrick’s album cover is SO ugly pic.twitter.com/lKj7OZLNyV — Yonnic (@YonKippur) April 11, 2017

Kendrick looks like he has some serious vitamins deficiency https://t.co/bCsLF2H0HE
— Big Daddy E (@Eiology) April 11, 2017

@kendricklamar this looks like it was made in paint tho fr what the fuck Kendrick lmao — where am i (@Bamanboi) April 11, 2017

Lack of any discernible Photoshop standards aside, one thing that wasn’t up for debate was the album itself. Parsing this Kendrick tracklist and I see a U2 feature. (@cvseyjvy) April 11, 2017

Kendrick Lamar, featuring U2, produced by Mike WiLL Made-It. — William Ketchum III (@WEKetchum) April 11, 2017

If Kendrick gets me to like a song with U2 then he really is the goat. U2. Although it does not sport the epic leaked tracklist   that was floating around, it features Rihanna and U2. by Kendrick Lamar. DAMN. pic.twitter.com/NmuIZhmKTJ —? pic.twitter.com/2Aivwxua6k — Colin Cole (@ColinCole91) April 11, 2017

In other Kendrick news, “Humble.” had the highest Hot 100 debut for a rap song since 2010. pic.twitter.com/V2jX1bB4PA
— Jawan (@BLKFERRARIS) April 11, 2017

The only U2 track I will tolerate Apple forcibly importing into my iTunes. Fans who were shattered last Friday after Kendrick’s long-awaited fourth studio album failed to materialize were elated to see that Kendrick has released official artwork and a tracklist for what we now know is called Damn. Initial reactions to the emotionally charged — yet purposely simple — artwork coupled with the less than creative use of typography had mixed reactions. One user summed it all up quite nicely. https://t.co/DDUXjFqaBj — Aaron Braun (@ac__braun) April 11, 2017

@kendricklamar RIHANNA. — Tim (@prvctice_) April 11, 2017

At least one user seemed to be grateful that one specific collaboration rumor had been debunked. TDE has a long history of playing with the emotions of their listeners. pic.twitter.com/LamtR8lD22
— Barry O’Reilly (@Barry0Reilly) April 11, 2017

WE’RE GETTING A RIHANNA AND KENDRICK COLLAB? What a time. Whether it’s cryptically posting drop dates using white boards with “John Does” or in the case of Kendrick’s recent stunt, casually mentioning an exact date, they continuously keep fans on their toes. @kendricklamar Don’t play… We waitin’…. In particular, U2 seemed like a point of contemption for some.

“My client is a 27-year-old schmuck,” defense lawyer Gustavo Lage said. He   is also facing state racketeering charges in Broward County (although jurors were not given this information) where authorities allege Garcia   paid a crew of young men to break into   dozens of Walgreens and CVS stores to steal bottles of promethazine with codeine syrup. Miami, FL – The self-proclaimed “CEO of Purple Drank,” Cuban Harry or Muhammad-A-Lean (real name Harrison Garcia), still has his Instagram profile set to private, which makes sense considering the Miami native was just convicted of five felony charges, according to the Miami Herald. The jurors   saw a plethora of Instagram photos of Garcia showing off his arsenal of guns, five of which were confiscated by federal agents. Garcia   will be sentenced June 3 for the convictions relating to armed drug trafficking and faces life in prison. The 27-year-old posed with guns, flashed stacks of cash and boasted about the relationships he’d built with a slew of celebrities, including Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. “He is a kid who talks big and is trying to be something he’s not.”
They also tried to compare him to troubled, heavily tattooed rapper   Stitches, who has notoriously called out other artists   for being fake gangsters (while toting the hardened image himself), by attempting to show jurors a clip of the “Brick In Yo Face” video. The defense clearly failed while attempting to draw parallels to Stitches and Garcia being “wannabe thugs.”

Over four days of testimony last week, jurors heard that Garcia admitted he sold “large amounts of narcotics” to Weezy and received $15,000 from Brown for drugs, including lean. His defense team, however, claimed he was a drug addict desperate to exude a tough guy persona. Jurors were also privy to undercover videos of two drug deals Garcia allegedly executed   with two confidential informants who were posing as buyers. Garcia was accused of selling marijuana, Xanax and the “popular-among-rappers”   cough syrup known as “lean,” “drank” or “sizzurp.” His Instagram account has been at the center of the prosecution’s strategy. He put his lavish choices and braggadocious photos on display for over 30,000 followers, and appeared to revel in his reputation as a violent drug dealer. Proof of his chosen “drug kingpin” lifestyle was plastered across his Instagram page and, in fact, had U.S. Homeland Security knocking on his door in January with a warrant.

Troy allegedly told the family of McPhatter to reach out to his family for money to cover expenses. Brooklyn, NY – The family of the late Ronald “Edgar” McPhatter, bodyguard and associate to Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, has broken their silence on the shooting death of McPhatter, and they’ve done so out of frustration with Troy. “He used our brother as a human bulletproof vest. We didn’t get a call, none of us were aware of it until we saw it in the news. “We didn’t want his grave to be a spectacle,” Albert said. “We called and called, and this went on for two days and we said, ‘We’re not gonna bother them no more.’ So we never asked for no money.”
Despite Troy Ave’s desire to have   Ronald McPhatter buried in East New York, his family buried him in North Carolina. The rapper has referenced the fatal incident in songs and even created a scholarship fund in McPhatter’s honor without the approval of his family, who are demanding their name be removed from the scholarship. “The day he died, I was on the phone with Edgar for two hours, and twice Troy Ave called and my brother sent the calls to voicemail.”
The sister to McPhatter, who denounced comments Troy Ave made about McPhatter in his recent interview with The Breakfast Club, also claimed that the rapper and his family dodged phone calls made to discuss funeral expenses. She says the two had argued over money prior to the shooting. Albert even went so far as to lay responsibility for her brother’s death on Troy, who she says used McPhatter “as a human bulletproof vest.”
“We hold him responsible for the death of our brother,” she said. 12/23 @datpiff
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Albert also revealed that McPhatter was looking to break his ties with Troy Ave, who she said only paid her brother $200 weekly for his bodyguard and other services. Instead of apologizing, he bashes us and he disrespects and he talks down on us. While speaking with DNA Info, McPhatter’s sister, Jamie Albert, revealed her family feels that her brother’s death has been exploited by Troy Ave in the months following the deadly shooting. “This man never came to me, my sister, my mom or my brother to offer anything,” McPhatter’s sister said. We’ve been too gracious about some of the things that happened to our little brother.”

if u ever lost someone u Love then u relate 🙏 watch the (Video Link In Bio) share & spread the word song: Appreciate Me album: #RolandCollins director: #TroyAve x @blamezyck #WhiteChristmas4 fri. “My family is not trying to stop kids from getting money, but we don’t want him to use our brother as a publicity stunt. “We’ve done nothing to him, but he’s exploited our family and this tragedy in such a negative way,” she added. “He told us he was not dealing with Troy Ave no more,” Albert said.

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— Henny Williams (@Sleazy_WaltP) March 29, 2017

MASK OFF FLUTE COVER™😈 pic.twitter.com/hVouZ1OffV
— Carri (@_FR3SHN3SS) March 31, 2017

Riding the 🌊 started by BonafideTye! Even Dave East and Joey Bada$$ hopped on the instrumental themselves. When Future wasn’t trying to settle baby mamma disputes, he earned two number one charting albums with   Future   and   Hndrxx. Now, Future Hendrix has something else to celebrate with the single reaching the #11 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart shortly after it was certified gold. Lets goooooooooo #BlackGirlSymphony. Too bad Future hasn’t charted as high as his alleged doppelganger. It’s his highest charting solo single ever, even as the Dungeon   Family member has been featured on several Hot 100 tracks as a guest. Squad up! The first project he dropped featured “Mask Off” with standout flute-based production from Southside and inspired its own challenge. My freshman sister murked "Mask Off" #MaskOffChallenge 😩🙌🏾 TSU AOB hoe! @future #maskoff #maskoffchallenge #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #flute #ayeeee #lit 😂🤣😂
A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:04pm PDT His previous solo entries include “Low Life,” which hit the #18 slot and “Where Ya At,” which peaked at #28. Check out some of the best flute playing inspired by the track below.

“I feel that most people that do music are cookie cutter and they copy,” he said. Beverly Hills, CA – Settling in Destructo’s Beverly Hills office at Live Nation’s West Coast headquarters reveals one obvious factor. They’re renegades. Put sounds together. His voice is like an instrument in the way he does his line.”
As Destructo promotes Renegade, he’s already working on a follow-up and hopes to again blend legends and newcomers. I got this one that’s pretty trippy and stoner vibe that I’m trying to get to him. “My whole attitude with making music or throwing festivals is to be different and mix and match things that you wouldn’t know goes together. It’s not some dude that just raps. Fri
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Kingdom He looked at me like if I was feeling it or not. Everything I do is for people to have a good time and have fun.”
The six-track project features collaborations with everyone from Pusha T and Problem to iLoveMakonnen. Speaking with Destructo, he said this about his reasoning behind the EP. If you like rock, you stay over there. “I was like scared going to E-40’s house,” said Destructo. … All the artists I’ve worked with, Renegade is stuff I’ve been playing.”
Listen to Renegade and view Destructo’s tour dates   below. If you like techno, you stay over there. I had the E-40 and Earl Stevens wine. I was in his house. “Me as a DJ or producer of the festival, I just book artists that I like or make tunes that I like,” Destructo said. “I’ve got like six or seven new beats that are mixed and ready to go,” he said. The man is extremely busy. It’s perfect party music. Back in the day, if you liked rapped, you stay over there. “One person that I’m trying to send something to now is B-Real. I sent one to D.R.A.M. “Not scared like physically but musically. The people who follow me, listen to my music or come to my shows are renegades to because they want something different. They like what they like.”
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Renegade’s lead single is “All Nite” featuring Bay Area legends Too $hort and E-40. Now kids like everything. I hoped it digged the music and, it’s E-40. When HipHopDX gets some time with Mr. Speaking with Destructo, he mentioned being musically intimidated by the collaboration. Being there and watching him in the vocal booth. We had the Sluricane and all. Gary Richards, he’s working on the currently unannounced Hard Festival line-up, coordinating upcoming DJ gigs and in-between press meetings for his recently released EP Renegade. but he’s only doing his own shit and not features. “To me, the blend of rap and electronic is just perfect.

The owner, Jim Burnett, has hired an artist to create a 7-foot bronze statue of the West Coast icon, which will cost a staggering $500,000 and weigh in at an impressive 1,000 pounds. Contact: info@maaala.org. TMZ reports that despite the closure of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center, the new owner of the space, which will become an amphitheater, plans on installing a new monument of Tupac. "Malcolm X" life-sized bronze bust on display sept 14 thru Jan 4 @ the Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles. A post shared by Nijel Binns (@nijelbinns) on Jul 20, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT

The Tupac Shakur statue is expected to make   its debut this September. Contact info@maaala.org
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"Frida Kahlo" 3/4 life-sized bronze on display Sept 14 thru Jan 4 @ the Museum of African American Art. TMZ/Nijart International

The full-size statue has yet to be made, but the artist behind the project, Nijel Binns, has created a 13-inch clay model of what the monument will look like. When the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia shut its doors in 2015, the family of the late rapper took with them a statue of ‘Pac that was placed in the center’s peace garden. In the past, Binns has created statues and busts of Michael Jackson, Frida Kahlo, and Malcolm X. The model features a shirtless ‘Pac, glaring down at the ground with a cross emblazoned on his back.

Give people permission to have moments where they break. Give people permission to have moments where they experience depression. He should step away from the public & yes-men & heal.”
The free lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. Rhymefest, who worked on songs like “Jesus Walks,” walked away from West in early 2016 saying that “his mind and spirit isn’t right” and “my brother needs help, in the form of counseling Spiritual & mental. St. “Give people permission to be upset, to be angry, to be frustrated. In a class titled Name One Genius That Ain’t Crazy: Kanye West and the Politics of Self-Diagnosis,   Professor   McCune has said he will use Kanye as a case study on how society at large perceives mental illness. Hypebeast reports McCune as saying “ultimately what I’m getting at in this lecture is not just about Kanye, it’s also about the larger notion of crazy and how we utilize it.”
“I want to give people permission to be enraged,” he continues. in the Emerson Auditorium at Washington University in St. Louis, MO – Professor Jeffrey McCune, who teaches a course on rapper Kanye West at Washington University in St. Louis, will be using his third and final lecture on the controversial rapper to study West’s 2016 breakdown and hospitalization, as well as the response that followed. I want to give them permission to have those moments without being characterized as being some type of deviant figure in the community.”
McCune further expressed his belief that incidents such as Kanye’s meltdown on stage in Sacramento should be “addressed with love, care, and generosity.”
Kanye’s collaborators have also discussed Yeezy’s mental health openly in the past. Louis and is open to the public.

It was from this alleged incident that the accusations against YT arose, with   Valerie Raven, aka Akbar V, filing a battery report claiming that the ATL rapper had slapped her. This news follows hot on the heels of an announcement that felony drug charges against Thugger have also been dropped after a 2015 raid on his home was found to be illegal. Akbar V originally had posted videos about the alleged incident to Instagram, calling Young Thug out, but those videos have since been removed. It was reported last month that police wanted to question Thug after he had allegedly stepped into an argument that his fiancée, Jerrika Karlae, had been having with another woman. Atlanta, GA – A   judge cited lack of evidence and declined to provide an arrest warrant for Young Thug in a case where he allegedly slapped a woman,   TMZ   reports, citing law enforcement sources.

will follow the Grammy-winning LP   To Pimp a Butterfly,   which received a perfect 5 rating from HipHopDX. After speculation from the song that the album would come April 7, that date turned out to be when the iTunes pre-order for   DAMN. Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album is called   DAMN., according to the TDE MC himself, who shared the cover art and tracklist to his Twitter page today (April 11). GOD. LUST. LOVE. Check out Kendrick Lamar’s   DAMN. YAH. DNA. ELEMENT. DAMN.,   which is due out Friday (April 14), is made up of 14 songs, including the lead single, “Humble.” Rihanna appears on a song called “Loyalty.” and U2 jumps on “XXX.” The international rock band was previously revealed to be on the credits when a bug for the iTunes page showed their contribution. DAMN. BLOOD. FT. DUCKWORTH. The cover art features the title boldly written in red with a picture of Cornrow Kenny wearing a simple white T-shirt and a bold stare. F. HUMBLE. dropped, which revealed the April 14 release date. RELATED: Here’s What We Know About Kendrick Lamar’s Upcoming Album (Even If It Isn’t Much)
K-Dot’s “The Heart Part 4” didn’t make the cut, but the song will have its place in rap history as it put everyone on high alert for whatever he was dropping next. FEEL. U2
FEAR. LOYALTY. album cover art and tracklist below. XXX. RIHANNA
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As April 7 came and went, Kendrick fans patiently (or not) wait for his next album, expected Friday (April 14). “Humble.” is K-Dot’s highest-charting single as a solo artist. His previous Hot 100 best was “Swimming Pools (Drank),” which peaked at #17 in 2012. According to Billboard, this is the highest debut for a rap song since 2010 when Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna also debuted at the #2 position. The hype for whatever Kendrick Lamar is cooking up next has the world listening to his single “Humble.” enough that it catapulted to the #2 slot on the Hot 100 chart in its first week. He’s hit #1 with an appearance on Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” and had two other features crack the Top 10. The song tallied 111,000 sales and was streamed 49.8 million times.