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Beyoncé and Jay-Z already won the weekend, but they’re still not taking their feet off the gas. The Carters dropped a new singled “SALUD!” that wasn’t on their Internet breaking Everything Is Love album.

Jay and Bey stunt heavy over yet another Cool & Dre production (and Jay-Z). The Miami production duo’s fees surely just went up, again.

Hope you didn’t get rid of your TIDAL subscription. Listen to “SALUD!” below.

Oh yeah, Everything Is Love is now on Apple and Spotify, too.


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Beyoncé and Jay-Z effectively stunted on the masses this weekend with the surprise drop of their new joint project, Everything Is Love, but initially, it was only available on TIDAL. Now, the record is enjoying a wider release after Spotify and Apple Music both feature the record much to the delight of fans of the power couple.

“Patiently waiting for my demise/’Cause my success can’t be quantified/If I gave two f*cks – two f*cks about streaming numbers/Would have put Lemonade up on Spotify,” Queen Bey famously rapped on the track “NICE” featuring Pharrell Williams. Keeping true with that lyric, Lemonade is still nowhere to be seen on the Spotify platform but Everything Is Love is.

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The streaming wars just got a bit more exciting today thanks to Apple’s latest move by teaming up with one of Hollywood’s most prominent players.

The tech giant announced in a statement that it has officially signed Oprah Winfrey to a multi-year deal. Apple did not go into much detail regarding Winfrey’s new role but did reveal “together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world. Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.”

Apple’s signing of Oprah could be its answer to Netflix landing the Obama family for a multiyear production deal as well as inking a deal with Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes. Oprah joins Steven Spielberg, Jennifer...

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Rihanna hasn’t dropped an album in about two years, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been busy. The Ocean’s 8 actress and Fenty Beauty founder said she’s getting back to musical form with time spent in the studio crafting her next full-length release.

As a guest on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show to help promote Ocean’s 8 along with her co-stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter, the singer was questioned on what was next for her musically.

“I actually am in the studio and working on new music,” Rih-Rih said, delighting fans who were in the studio audience.

No release date for the album has been confirmed as of yet.

@madblackthot chica, I know the topic...
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SZA apparently received a bit of bad news weeks ago when she shared via social media that her vocal chords were permanently damaged. With the help of experts, the Top Dawg Entertainment songstress was able to reverse the course on her issues and tweeted out her voice is back to normal.

“Thank u to the incredible team of Doctors and vocal technicians that have taken time to see me over the last few weeks in every city. I’m blessed to say my voice is not permanently damaged and i’ve been working daily to get back. Slowly but surely,” SZA tweeted on Sunday (June 17).

It was the end of a series of tweets from SZA thanking fans for supporting her through the tough journey. She made mention she would be joining headliner Kendrick Lamar at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware Sunday night.

Congrats to SZA...

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Rachel True, who starred in the hit CW television show Half & Half, and films such as The Craft and Half-Baked, has fallen on tough times according to a new report. The 51-year-old actress owes over $31,000 on an outstanding credit card bill.

The Blast reports:

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Citibank claims the actress — who is now a tarot card reader — has neglected to pay her credit card bill. The lawsuit states Rachel owes a total of $31,630.76 and hasn’t made a payment since late 2015.

Citibank is demanding the full unpaid balance plus other costs.

The outlet makes note of an L.A. Weekly profile from 2017 that looks at True’s latest career move of tarot card reading.

Guess she didn’t see this coming.

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Spotify may be losing one of its top execs. Rumor is Troy Carter, global head of creator services at the music streaming service, has his eye on a gig at Epic Records. 

According to Page Six, will soon be join Epic, where he will steer the talents of artists like Rick Ross, Future, 21 Savage and French Montana.

However, both representatives for Spotify and Epic  Carter say it is not true.

Page Six also notes that Carter was against Spotify’s pump fake at...

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Tekashi69‘s rapping skills are debatable, but his talents as a troll are exemplary. However, the Bushwick rapper is reportedly under investigation for the very serious case of Chief Keef being shot at while he was in New York. 

Reports TMZ:

Law enforcement sources say NYPD wants to see if Tekashi has any connection to the 2 men who shot at Keef outside the W Hotel in Times Square. 6ix9ine was in L.A. at the time of the shooting, but we’re told cops want to know if he ordered the hit.

We’re told NYPD has 2 suspects based on surveillance video, and know they stalked Keef the night of the shooting — first showing up at China Chalet restaurant where Keef was hanging downtown … then jumping into a dark-colored Ford Econovan.

After driving to midtown, we’re told the suspects parked the van around the block from the W and walked to the hotel to wait for Keef. When the rapper walked outside with a friend to smoke a cig, the suspects pounced. Keef and his friend heard shots and saw a muzzle flash.

As we reported … the shooters missed, hitting only a nearby sign. We’re told the suspects fled...

 

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Rudy should be better than this. But alas, Keshia Knight Pulliam has dragged her ex-husband, former NFL player Ed Hartwell, in rap song form. 

The Jasmine Brand first reported that woman we first loved via The Cosby Show is rapping on her brother Kofa’s song called “Cipher” from his new project Heat Rises 2.

Besides a jab at Donald Trump’s hair (she worked with the buffoon in chief on Celebrity Apprentice), she aimed bars at her baby daddy.

“My baby daddy hit the switch up, I knew I should’ve got a prenup,” spits the 38-year-old actress under her “Peaches” rap moniker.

That is all. See for yourself below.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z effectively broke the Internet with the surprise drop of their excellent joint album, Everything Is Love. However, shortly thereafter the chatter also included the idea that Nas took an L since the Carters stole all the thunder of the release of his new album, Nasir.

The Queensbridge rapper’s cause wasn’t helped by the fact that his album hit streaming services late.

So while there is no evidence that Jigga and God’s Son are suddenly beefing again, the thought of Hova and Bey crushing Nas’ moment was too petty enough not to flip it into jokes and memes.

Peep some of the best below and on the flip.

weekend so far pic.twitter.com/2NHkeyB88D — Desus Nice (@desusnice) June 16, 2018 Jay and Beyonce dropped? Cmon let...
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Rich The Kid was the victim of a home invasion that sent him to the hospital after suffering a beating. The rapper’s girlfriend, Tori Brixx was also attacked and has relayed that night’s events, while denying that she was involved in setting her boyfriend up. 

From the looks of the photos that TMZ shared, Brixx got hit and bruised on the right side of her face, including a gash that required stitches.

The model and DJ took to social media to give her side of events. Apparently, her sister was also present in her apartment when five goons ran up in the spot.

“This was some real sh*t,” she explained on Instagram. “I hear my sister screaming in the back. My sister screaming. They like, ‘Bitch don’t move’ and I got a long gun in my face. I can’t move. I don’t know if she’s getting raped. I don’t know, I just hear her screaming.”

Currently, the LAPD have no suspects but they are investigating the crime as a home invasion.

 

However, Rich The Kid’s ex-wife says she hands if she ever sees Tori—accusing her of lining the rapper up for the jux.

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We knew Hova was up to something since he hasn’t had a shape up in a long minute. Today (June 16), Jay-Z and Beyoncé aka The Carters dropped a joint album called Everything Is Love.

Of course, it’s a Tidal exclusive for now.

Jigga and Queen Bey released a lean 9-track album to set your summer off and shuffle everyone else’s release dates.

First up is a video for track no. 2 aka “Ape Sh*t.” The visual was shot at the Louvre in Paris, May 2018 and directed by Ricky Saiz

 

You stream the full album below. Shout out to everyone scrambling to get Tidal right now.

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Cardi B is expecting a little bundle of joy with her fiance Offset, and the pair were apparently slated to cover the upcoming July issue for Rolling Stone. If what we’re reading from Cardi’s Instagram page is true, the photo was leaked prematurely but the mom-to-be is taking it all in stride.

“I guess it was too much to ask to wait until the official July release of our @rollingstone cover! This cover is so special to me and means so much! Thank you to everyone who helped put this amazing cover together! Even tho it was leaked and suppose to be In gray f*ck it My daughter made it to the Rollin Stone cover !!!! Official release in July.You can’t ruined what’s for me,” Cardi wrote in her Instagram post.

The photo shows Cardi in a short blond wig, standing off bottomless to the side with Offset lovingly kissing her belly while a Black...

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Nicki Minaj caught a heavy bout of criticism after fans who read her ELLE July cover story article believed she might have taken shots at sex workers and women who promote sexy images via Instagram. In a profanity-laced response, the Queens superstar fired back on the critics as only she can.

“I don’t know if I’m doing the same thing they’re doing, because I’m selling sex appeal,” Minaj said in the interview. “So I can’t look down on these girls. I may not be having sex with people, but I’m still selling sex appeal.”

In context, Minaj appeared to be mulling over what...

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Desus and The Kid Mero captured the hearts of Twitter long before their onscreen fame by way of their popular nighttime talk show, Desus & Mero. According to a new report, the pair is allegedly leaving Viceland to take their talents to the Showtime network although nothing has been officially announced as of yet.

Deadline reports:

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are on the move. I hear the duo will be leaving Viceland where they have hosted their own daily late-night talk show, Desus & Mero, for two seasons. It hasn’t been revealed where they are headed but I hear they are close to a deal at Showtime for a weekly show.

I hear Desus and Mero started telling...

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Nas had the world on notice with the listening party and live stream of his 11th studio album Nasir, produced entirely by Kanye West, on Thursday (June 14) ahead of a slated Friday release. Hours went by before the album was uploaded to the various streaming services well after the patience of long-waiting fans had been tested.

Much like with Kid Cudi and Kanye West’s Kids See Ghost album, an epic listening party was held for the record in Queens with Yeezy, his wife Kim Kardashian, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, and several media outlets in attendance. The early returns on the record were largely positive and there was a heavy expectation that the record would be available to the masses at the turn of midnight.

However, it would take nearly all of...

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Gucci Mane sure does love them pool parties and he’s not gonna let a little thing like cold weather from throwing such a soiree.

Linking up with Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Yung Mal for the visuals to “Yeah Yeah,” Guwop and company have some poolside fun with lots of bikini-clad women while snowflakes fall from the sky. We know it’s CGI snow but it’s still a pretty cool concept.

On another side of town 2 Chainz links up with Jay Park to enjoy some fine Asian cuisine and finer Asian women in the clip to “SOJU.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from XAVR SOSA, Nav, and more.

GUCCI MANE, HOODRICH PABLO JUAN & YUNG MAL – “YEAH YEAH”

JAY PARK FT. 2 CHAINZ – “SOJU”

XAVR SOSA – “GROUND ZERO”

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Juelz Santana finally scored a legal win. A judge modified the rapper’s bail conditions in his gun case to allow him to tour. 

However, there are a few catches. One being that Juelz’s mom has to go on the road with him.

Reports the Associated Press:

Rapper Juelz Santana can go on tour while he’s facing weapons charges, providing he’s monitored by an electronic ankle bracelet … and mom.

A federal judge on Friday modified the bail conditions for Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, to allow him to play the first five shows of his upcoming 15-city nationwide tour.

Among the conditions: that Santana’s mother accompanies him on the trips, that he drives instead of flies and that they don’t travel with other members of the tour.

In court Friday, Santana told the judge that his mother, who wasn’t in attendance, had consented to...

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Chance The Rapper continues to put on for his hometown. The Chicago rapper will be organizing a live show in conjunction with the Special Olympics for their 50th anniversary.

Yesterday the Chano announced on Twitter his newly founded Social Function Productions company will producing a concert in commemoration of the 50th Special Olympics. “I’m happy to announce that my new production company SFP and I are producing the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics here in Chicago”.

I’m happy to announce that my new production company SFP and I are producing the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics here in Chicago pic.twitter.com/NzKNGWImTn — Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) June 14, 2018

While the event poster does not reveal the full line-up Smokey Robinson, Jason Mraz and...

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Exploitation of all things urban are expected as pop culture continuously hops on whatever lemons we turn into lemonade. But American Greetings went overboard when they decided it would be cute to release some “Baby Daddy” cards for Father’s Day which featured a Black couple kissing on the front of the card.

Looks like people are still real big mad about me posting my disdain over “Baby Daddy” cards. Oh well. I have a husband who is a father who is black let me get a card that represents that. Not this!! Glad it’s not just me. @target @americangreetings let’s do better pic.twitter.com/YhBUhRWCfO — Takeisha Saunders (@Gagirlkeish) June 13, 2018

Yeah, we’re not sure who thought this was a good idea, but American Greeting and Target saw nothing wrong with the card. Needless to say the backlash was swift and though the words “husband” and “father” were a part of the inside message, everyone knew which audience this was aimed at and what it implies.

Looking to clean up the mess they spilled, American Greetings pulled the card from Target and issued an...