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Jay Z has definitely increased his musical output over the last few months.
The Brooklyn legend appeared on the remix to Fat Joe’s “All The Way Up,” teamed with Pusha T for “Drug Dealers Anonymous,” partnered with Future on DJ Khaled’s “I Got The Keys,” and dropped the police brutality awareness track “Spiritual.”
DJ Khaled recently announced that he will be premiering his Kendrick Lamar featuring single “Holy Key” from upcoming project Major Key this Friday.
According to reports, Khaled will be blessing the masses with the new heat on Apple Music’s Beats I Radio.
Drake’s reign at the top doesn’t appear to be coming to an end anytime soon as the Toronto MC has reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard Artist 100 charts for a 16th total week.
According to Billboard, The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard’s most prominent charts the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales, and Social 50.
T.I. is considering changing his rap moniker because the stage name means nothing to him.
The “Live Your Life” star began his early career using his childhood nickname Tip, but he was forced to ditch the moniker when he launched his mainstream career amid label officials’ fears he would get mixed up with A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip.
Drake’s Views leads as the most popular album in mid-year rankings, with the release earning 2.6 million equivalent album units, a measurement which is comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums.
Future is the newest rap star to team up with Reebok. The global shoe company has already collaborated with Tyga, Kendrick Lamar, Cam’ron, and others in recent years.
Now the “Low Life” performer is team Reebok as well. Future revealed the partnership on his Instagram page.
Big K.R.I.T. is officially an independent artists, after leaving Def Jam Records.
Def Jam was the place the Mississippi rapper started his professional career, under the tutelage of Sha Money XL. ““And at this moment right now, I want to share with you, that I am no longer with Def Jam,” he tweeted.
President Barack Obama celebrated America’s birthday with the annual July 4th party. The POTUS honored military veterans and their families with a concert special in the White House’s East Room.
TDE emcee Kendrick Lamar and singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe were tapped to perform. Lamar ran through several of his hits including “Money Trees,” “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “B-tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” and “Alright.”
Kendrick Lamar and Janell Monae will be performing at the White House for a special event this 4th of July.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be hosting military veterans and their families for fireworks, barbecue, and a concert for which Kendrick and Janell will be performing.