Drake: Becoming ‘Certified Lover Boy’ – A Timeline

Drake: Becoming ‘Certified Lover Boy’ – A Timeline

Whether you hate him, love him, hate to love him, or love to hate him, Drake has been the center of the pop culture universe for a long time, and with his sixth studio album coming soon – titled Certified Lover Boy – it appears that’s exactly what he’ll remain for the foreseeable future.

Megan Thee Stallion Goes Full Regina George In A ‘Mean Girls’ Spoof

Megan Thee Stallion Goes Full Regina George In A ‘Mean Girls’ Spoof

A remake of the cult classic 2004 Mean Girls may be on its way, but Megan Thee Stallion has offered her own spin on the iconic film. Appearing in a promotion video for Coach’s Fall 2021 collection, Megan takes on the role of Regina George, who was originally played by Rachel McAdams. The commercial is a spoof on the scene…

Caleborate And Kota The Friend Make ‘Contact’ With A Mellow Collaboration

Caleborate And Kota The Friend Make ‘Contact’ With A Mellow Collaboration

Bay Area rapper Caleborate is gearing up for the release of his new album Light Hit My Skin next month, and shares the first single, “Contact,” featuring Brooklyn rapper Kota The Friend. The cross-coastal collaboration shows the two indie rappers are on the same wavelength despite their distance, as they address their grind from the basement to their current success.…

Janelle Monáe Joins Onto The Black Music Collective Pre-Grammy Event

Janelle Monáe Joins Onto The Black Music Collective Pre-Grammy Event

For years, people have criticized the Grammys for historically recognizing white artists over talented Black and brown musicians, and this year the Recording Academy received similar backlash. Three musicians nominated for Best Children’s Album even asked for their nominations to be removed this year in protest of the all-white category. But the Recording Academy is trying to appease their critics…

Davido Delivers A Breezy Tiny Desk Concert From His Living Room

Davido Delivers A Breezy Tiny Desk Concert From His Living Room

Nigerian Afropop star Davido is the latest artist to grace the Tiny Desk “stage,” delivering a soulful at-home concert from his living room. Splitting the difference between comfy and fashionable styles, he posts up on a stool with his various awards statues prominently displayed and his band occupying whatever free space they can find. He breezes through a set that…

Burna Boy And Becky G Team Up With ‘Rotate’

Burna Boy And Becky G Team Up With ‘Rotate’

As streaming breaks down the barriers of music globally, more and more artists have teamed up across genres and borders to create some truly fascinating combinations. Today we get a great example as Los Angeles-born reggaeton artist Becky G and Nigerian Afrofusion artist Burna Boy link up on “Rotate.” Built on a signature reggaeton beat, the song blends the two…

Freddie Gibbs Reveals Secret Instagram On The ‘Joe Rogan Experience’

Freddie Gibbs Reveals Secret Instagram On The ‘Joe Rogan Experience’

Freddie Gibbs has built a reputation as one of the funniest rappers on Twitter and today, he brought that off-color sense of humor to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. In the four-hour conversation, Gibbs, Rogan, and comedian Brian Moss talked boxing, Freddie Gibbs’ wild, secret Instagram profile, and more. You can check it out at the link below. Meanwhile, Gibbs…

Chance The Rapper Countersues His Ex-Manager For $3 Million

Chance The Rapper Countersues His Ex-Manager For $3 Million

Two months after being sued by his former manager, Chance The Rapper has filed his own countersuit for $3 million, according to The Chicago Tribune. Chance filed the lawsuit in Cook County court, accusing Pat Corcoran of incurring millions of dollars in unreimbursed expenses while promoting Chance’s third mixtape Coloring Book. Chance’s suit also seeks the dismissal of Corcoran’s complaint…

Jensen McRae Names The Five Black Musicians That Most Inspire Her Work

Jensen McRae Names The Five Black Musicians That Most Inspire Her Work

Jensen McRae never expected to go viral by tweeting a “niche” spoof that transformed into a relatable hit song. “Basically, I tweeted a joke that I assumed Pheobe Bridgers would probably write the vaccination anthem of our times on her next album, which would probably come out in a few years. But then, I decided I would write it instead…

The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Crosses 2 Billion Spotify Streams

The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Crosses 2 Billion Spotify Streams

The Weeknd released “Blinding Lights” as a single back in late 2019. Remarkably, it hasn’t really left the top of the charts: On the latest Hot 100 revealed on Monday, it’s still at No. 4. The song just keeps on making history and now it has passed another impressive milestone: Chart Data reports that “Blinding Lights” has eclipsed 2 billion…