Kelly Rowland and Syd to Collab for Rowland’s Next Album. Read more info on TheOriginalChatman. As always like, share, comment, and provide feedback!
The beautiful and extremely talented Kelly Rowland hasn’t dropped a new album since 2013’s, Talk A Good Game. However, she still has her foot deep within her music.
Recently on a Beats 1 radio show, Rowland discussed her upcoming music, and even mentioned a collaboration with someone in the industry whose been gaining a lot of traction lately. The collaborator will be none other than Syd, the lead singer of The Internet (the Odd Future affiliated soul-R&B band). Apparently Kelly is a huge fan of Syd’s voice and her music.
According to Rowland, she thinks everything about her voice “is just so effortless” which allows her to be sucked in while Syd sings. She used the hit Internet song “Girl” as a reference to express her fandom for the leading lady.
Besides her love of all things Syd, Kelly discussed the delay in new music while also dabbling on finding a neutral ground between youth and older age. “I’m in this really glorious time where I’m receiving a lot of information and I feel like I have to give that back out too.”
I’m sure once Kelly and Syd release their collab together, our ears will be blessed with amazing music. Also, minor spoiler alert! On last night’s episode of HBO’s Insecure, Syd made a cameo on the show! I was lowkey excited, yall!
Want to listen to the full Beats 1 Radio Show? Click here!
ASAP Mob is shaping up to drop the second installment of Cozy Tapes with Cozy Tapes Vol. 2! ASAP Rocky confirmed it Saturday afternoon with this tweet. The project has only spawned two tracks thus far: “Wrong” with Rocky and Ferg, and “RAF” featuring Rocky, Playboi Carti, Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert, and Quavo.
In addition to Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 on the way, ASAP Twelvyy’s debut studio album 12 will be out next Friday, August 4th (8+4 =12). That’s lowkey genius!
Kendrick Lamar and Nas Discuss the Swizz Beatz-Timbaland Beat Battle. Between the two producer giants, who do y’all think is #WithTheSmoke?
At its forefront, not only is hip-hop a young man’s game, it’s also a competitive sport in which rap adversaries go head to head with bars—the end result guiding us (the fans) to determine which is the best emcee.
Although emcees fighting for “the throne” in rap is nothing new, a beat battle between producers is something worth the surrounding hype. I’m not necessarily certain if beat battles have been around; however, a match-up between the legendary Swizz Beatz and Timbaland will definitely go down in the rap history books.
Just a couple weeks ago (July 14), Swizz challenged Timbo the King to a beat battle. The challenge was offered during a Hot 97 promo run for the upcoming Mayweather-McGregor fight.
Both super producers have campaigned the hottest names in rap— such as Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul,and Nas— about the outcome of the epic battle. Swizz caught up with Nas in a studio somewhere in which the Queensbridge legend calls Swizz and Timbo, “two top tier n-ggas going at it.” Nas didn’t give a clear answer on whose side he’s reppin’ but he encouraged the beat battle as “what the game needs.”
“Y’all both my brothers, so I just want to watch it go down,” he continues.
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On the other side of the scale, Timbaland posted a video of Swizz chopping it up with Kendrick and Soulo. While Kendrick almost speaks a victory for Swizz into existence, he bounces back quickly by changing the subject. Watch what Kendrick says to Swizz regarding the battle and determine for yourself who Kendrick’s rollin’ with.
PARTYNEXTDOOR practically does it all when it comes to music.
The OVO singer has penned hits for huge names such as DJ Khaled and Rihanna, meanwhile collaborating with everyone from Travis Scott to his frequent collaborator and OVO boss, Drake.
In case you missed it, on Thursday (July 20th), PND shook up the Twittersphere when he revealed three artists we’ve never seen him align with. The artists in question are Ne-Yo and T-Pain. Although trailblazers in their own right, I think the biggest name drop of them all is a future collab with Yeezy aka Kanye West. It’s been reported all over the Internet that Kanye is secretly working on a new album; however, no word on the street has popped out for a release date.
Without a doubt, Party and Kanye’s song (whenever the two stars decide to drop it) will be a hit in the making. Check out PND’s tweetstorm below.
PARTYNEXTDOOR & T-PAIN have music coming out… 🤦🏽♂️
Logic’s next album might be his last; however, his departure from music isn’t here just yet. The 27-year-old emcee launched his own label called Elysium Records.
Dreamville. OVO Sound. MMG. G.O.O.D. Music.
What do these labels have in common? They’re all artist-owned music labels that are established enough to help other artists pursue their music careers. Although not a new concept, artist-owned music labels have been on the rise as of late.
We can now add Elysium Records to that list. Elysium Records is a new music venture for 27-year-old emcee Logic. This past Friday (May 30), Logic revealed and celebrated the launch of the new label. The Everybody rapper took to Instagram to share the news with fans saying, “This label is everything I’ve ever stood for.” Check out the full Instagram post here.
In a video from the Team Elysium YouTube channel, Logic shares his aspirations for Elysium. His artists—which he emphasizes are really like his family— include his wife Jessica Andrea, Big Lenbo, Damian Leman Hudson (whom appeared on Everybody‘s “Black Spiderman) and John Lihndal. The video detailing Logic’s new venture can be checked out below.
Are yall excited for Logic’s new label? Let me know how y’all feeling in the comments section.
Earlier, My Instagram notifications from all my favorite hip-hop sites had kept going off left and right. Normally I causally check them, and swipe to the left to make them disappear. However, after repeatedly seeing photos with Prodigy’s face in the notification bar, I knew something was up.
The hip-hop world just lost a legendary emcee today.
Prodigy, one-half of legendary New York rap duo Mobb Deep, passed away at age 42.
Currently, he was on the “Art of Rap” tour in Las Vegas with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and other artists. Although the official cause of death hasn’t been verified, sources close to Prodigy suspect he died due to sickle cell complications, something he’s faced since birth.
A publicist for Mobb Deep sent a statement to XXL quoting this: “We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”