Lil Baby is special. That much is clear. The 25-year-old has the potential to become one of the biggest rap artists ever, beginning a potential monster run with this year's My Turn. The album is expected to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 again after initially debuting there. This week, the Atlanta superstar released his new single "The Bigger Picture," which is being praised by just about everybody who gives it a spin.
Detailing everything that has gone on in the last several weeks, Lil Baby speaks to the people as only he can, delivering conscious rap and sticking true to his brand.
The song has people wishing that the rapper gets his flowers this year with some of his most popular peers publicly stating their admiration for his art.
"Just give lil baby a Grammy this year already," said Tory Lanez on Twitter, earning 18,000 retweets from fans who agree with the statement.
Meek Mill went one step further and referred to Baby as a legend in the making.
"Lil Baby going legend right in front of our eyes," he wrote. Meek's post got over 33,000 retweets.
With My Turn continuously pulling in numbers and the Atlanta star becoming more consistent by the day, it's time to celebrate Lil Baby for what he is: one of the best in the game and a future Hall of Famer.
Joe Budden Takes Dig At Tekashi 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj
Joe Budden laughs at how cryptic the donation announcement was from Nicki Minaj and Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Updating her merch shop, Nicki Minaj announced her new single with 6ix9ine called "Trollz." The song will be available at the end of this week and a part of the proceeds will be donated to a bail fund for low-income individuals.
Joe Budden saw the announcement and he immediately took a dig at both artists, pondering why they're being so secretive about the percentage or amount that the donation will be.
"'A portion of the proceeds' huh… lol," wrote the rap commentator and podcaster on Twitter. The post has earned significant responses from Nicki Minaj stans, who challenged him to show what he's done in terms of philanthropy during this time. He hit back by telling them that they did not deserve to know what he's done.
"Why? Who are you? Lol," he asked one fan.
Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj have not specified how much money will be going to The Bail Project, solely stating that a "portion of the proceeds" will be sent.
Will you be tuning in to hear the new single on Friday?
Kodak Black Says He’s Coming Home Soon & Announces New Song
Kodak Black makes a promise to his fans and announces his new single from behind bars.
Kodak Black has been receiving a lot of good news in the last couple of weeks so, when he says he’s coming home “soon,” he might not actually be leading us on.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the rapper’s fans have been begging the judge in his case to be lenient with the rapper, noting that he is a non-violent offender and should be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence under home confinement. At the top of this week, it was revealed that Kodak Black avoided up to fifteen years in prison after his lawyer convinced the authorities in Florida to drop several weapons charges. Now, alongside his new song announcement, the Project Baby says he will soon return to freedom.
“This Ones For Florida. Vultures Cry 2,” announced Kodak Black, sharing the cover art for his new single. It is currently set to release on June 11, his birthday. “Coming Out On My Birthday Featuring @wizdawizard_ & @mikesmiff305.”
More importantly, Kodak issued an update on his status in prison, looking forward to the day he’s out so that he can release all the projects he has in the works.
“Gonna Be Home Real Soon To Drop All These Projects. Snipergang Or No Gang,” he added.
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In the most recent update about his release from Big Sandy in Kentucky, Kodak was speculated to be heading to a halfway house next year. Maybe that plan has been pushed up.
Tekashi 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj Donating "Trollz" Money To Bail Fund
Nicki Minaj announces that part of the proceeds from her Tekashi 6ix9ine collaboration "Trollz" will go toward The Bail Project.
Nicki Minaj made a major announcement this morning, updating her merch shop and hereby announcing her new collaborative single with Tekashi 6ix9ine. The last time these two linked up, they made streaming magic with "FEFE." With tons of rainbow gear in stock, Nicki and Tekashi are back together, announcing the release of "Trollz" this Friday.
Shortly after the news was made public, the Queen of Rap made a statement in support of Black Lives Matter, telling her fans that a portion of the proceeds from the new song, including merch, will go toward The Bail Project.
"A portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to The Bail Project Inc.," announced Nicki on Twitter. "The fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who can’t afford to pay bail. #BlackLivesMatter #TrollzVIDEO tmrw @ midnight."
The release of this single has been pushed back for three straight weeks. Last week, Tekashi 6ix9ine delayed it another seven days because of the civic unrest in America. They appear to be going through with the song, using it to bolster efforts across the nation by donating to The Bail Project.
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Their link-up had long been rumored, with reports that Nicki was transported to Tekashi's secret hide-out to film the music video popping off several weeks ago.
Are you copping some merch for the new single?
Tekashi 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj Announce "Trollz" Single
Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj announce their new song "Trollz," which will be released on June 12.
The rumors were true. After weeks of speculation that Tekashi 6ix9ine was teaming up with a big-name rapper on his new single, the identity of said superstar has been revealed and it's a familiar face.
For the last couple of days, Nicki Minaj has been teasing her return to the game with subtle hints. She shared what appeared to be some lyrics on Twitter after she was reportedly transported to 6ix9ine's secret location to film a music video. Although the song has suffered three setbacks in the form of delays, the new single from Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj has officially been announced.
HipHopNMore was quick to report on the news, which was revealed Nicki's official webshop.
A graphic at the top of the website shows Minaj and 69 twirling their tongues on a rainbow lollipop, unveiling a collection of merchandise to promote the single. Among the offerings are $80 puffer jackets, $25 booty shorts, $70 shark pants, and more.
The digital single is also available on the shop, as well as several physical forms of the record. In the fine print, the release date is listed as June 12, marking this Friday as its arrival.
Will you be tuning in to the new song from Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj?
DaBaby Spits Double-Time In New Song Preview
DaBaby gets to chopping in his brand new song preview, showing the haters that he’s got an arsenal of flows on deck.
Though the long-running joke may suggest otherwise, yes, DaBaby does have a variety of flows in his arsenal. In fact, he showcased several on Blame It On Baby, though some remained adamant in their dislike for the North Carolina rapper. In fact, even if DaBaby channeled the spirit of Bizzy Bone himself, it’s likely those same naysayers would stand with arms crossed and scowls unrelenting.
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Luckily, those detractors haven’t stopped DaBaby from continuously moving to one-up himself. Not only is he seemingly dedicated to keeping his two-albums-per-year output — for better or worse — but he also appears to be putting in extra work in the studio. Today, he took to his Instagram story to preview an unreleased track, one that sounds like one of his most experimental thus far. Sounding vaguely like a vintage Timbaland production, the instrumental features a wealth of playful woodwinds that seem to frolic over his signature distorted 808s.
It’s DaBaby himself who steals the show, however, hopping over the beat and letting fly a slick double-time flow. “I don’t really give a fuck about how you feel homie, put the alphabet on him,” he raps. “Put the A.R on him, put the F&N on him.” Check it out for yourself, and sound off if you’re looking forward to hearing this one drop in full.
Lil Baby Working On New Music About Police Brutality
Lil Baby’s upcoming track alludes to George Floyd, a powerful reflection on the horrors of police brutality.
While many rappers have taken to the streets to stand up in the face of police brutality and anti-Black racism, many of those same rappers have decided to voice their thoughts further in the booth. We’ve already seen Tee Grizzley preview an upcoming song highlighting his frustrations and fears; LL Cool J proved inspiring with an emotional and powerful acapella verse; Jim Jones addressed the current societal state on his new single “The People.” Now, it would appear that Quality Control hitmaker Lil Baby has been working on some new music of a similar nature.
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Taking to Instagram to preview an already-recorded song, albeit in rather low quality, Lil Baby provided a glimpse at what we can imagine will be his next release. Lyrically, he can be heard rapping “I gave him chances, chances, chances again, I even told him please / I find it crazy that police will shoot you, they know that you dead but still tell you to freeze / fucked up I seen what I seen, I guess that mean hold him down if he say he can’t breathe / too many mothers that’s grieving.”
It’s unclear as to when Baby will be releasing this one, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him mobilizing sooner than later. With the music industry in a seeming state of flux, it’s unclear whether planned drop dates will hold — either way, don’t be surprised to hear this powerful reflection from Lil Baby before too long. How does it sound, by your estimation?
Tee Grizzley Spits Powerful Bars Against Police Brutality
Tee Grizzley voices his thoughts on police brutality with some new bars, standing up for George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.
Following a large-scale tragedy, a new wave of art tends to follow. For many rappers, the fight against police brutality has been an ongoing reality, one that has plagued the likes of Meek Mill, DaBaby, Tee Grizzley, and countless others. As George Floyd’s memory continues to inspire the nation to rise up in protest, Grizzley has taken a moment to put his thoughts on paper.
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Previewing an acapella verse from a song that appears to be in the works, Grizzely wasted little time in setting the tone. “You ever seen the police kill somebody that’s your color?” he asks. “In uniform, they ain’t even dressed as undercovers / that shit make me want to hit my girl with a rubber, scared to bring a child into this world where don’t nobody love us / Kaepernick took a knee, he was standing his ground / George Floyd took a knee, he was getting pinned down.”
Grizzely continues, his words resonating. “Ahmaud went on a jog, he was minding his business, they chased him down trying to gun him down on a street full of witnesses / this shit gotta stop.” It’s unclear whether he’ll be putting these words to an instrumental, but it should be noted that we’re still waiting for the release of The Smartest, an album that has already seen singles like “Payroll.” Show some support to the Detroit rapper for holding it down with some powerful words, a reminder that the fight continues.
Ty Dolla $ign Shares New Song About George Floyd & Racism
Ty Dolla $ign shares a portion of his new song with Skrillex and Ant Clemons about the death of George Floyd.
People are sick and tired of having to read about another black man killed by the police after George Floyd lost his life last week. The 46-year-old man lost his life due to asphyxia by way of sustained and forceful pressure to his neck and back, cutting off his airway. Protests have taken place across North America and several artists have spoken out by way of their music.
We have already shared new songs from Conway The Machine (“Front Lines“) and Terrace Martin with Denzel Curry (“Pig Feet”) and now, Ty Dolla $ign is contributing with some powerful lyrics about the current state of affairs in the country.
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“Rip #georgefloyd and all the others that lost there life to police brutality and injustice. Shits been happening for far too long now. It’s time for change and we demand it,” wrote Ty Dolla $ign before sharing a snippet of his new song with Skrillex, Ant Clemons, and more on Instagram.
“I know you see it/My people dying in the streets and they ain’t breathing,” he sings. “I know you heard about it/You know the issues but the problems you ain’t speaking/How many more of my brothers do I gotta lose till I see change.”
The full version of the track has not yet been released. Listen to the preview below.
YG Announces New Song "F*ck The Police"
YG is releasing a new song this week after the death of George Floyd.
One of Compton rapper YG‘s most popular songs to date guises itself as a social activism anthem. “FDT” is an anti-Trump record, performed by YG and Nipsey Hussle, and it has become significantly resonant to the rapper’s brand. After everything that he has witnessed in recent weeks, it looks like the sequel is on the way. However, YG is aiming his lyrical weapons at a force more widespread than Donald Trump.
“#FUCKTHEPOLICE this week,” wrote YG on social media, posting a copy of his cover art, which is very understated. The artwork has the three letters “FTP” and a parental advisory sticker.
The announcement has already been co-signed by the likes of Tyga and Ohgeesy from Shoreline Mafia.
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Although YG did not specify the date of the release, it’s likely that it will be out at the end of this week. If he doesn’t care about charting figures, he may go for a release earlier in the week for larger impact.
He’s not alone in releasing music to combat all that has arisen this week with protests and riots breaking out across the nation. Conway The Machine, Denzel Curry, Ty Dolla $ign and more have all recorded songs about the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.
Will you keep an eye out for this one?