Weekly Wrap-up [Jan. 22nd-26th]

Check out the weekly wrap-up of the hottest trending topics for the fourth week of January–here at TheOriginalChatman.com!


Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome to TheOriginalChatman’s™  GRAMMYs Edition weekly wrap-up for the final week of January. In honor of the Grammys, I’ve hand-selected topics regarding two potential winners for tonight. 7:30 on CBS, don’t forget! Will you be watching? This past week, a lot of great talent has made power moves within and outside the music industry. Also, Top Dawg Entertainment (home to Kendrick Lamar and SZA among others) will be putting on a mega tour with all its artists! CAN WE ALL AGREE THAT THIS WILL BE THE TOUR OF A LIFETIME THOUGH!?

Mon. 1/22

1. Childish Gambino signs a deal with RCA Records.

Donald Glover
Photo Credit: Getty Images
  • Modern day renaissance man Donald Glover, better known to the world as Childish Gambino, has signed a new deal partnering up with RCA Records.
  • Glover left his long-term indie label Glassnote Records over creative differences between him and Glassnote stemming from his 2014 album, Because the Internet.
  • According to Billboard, Glover’s new music will be released sometime this year. (Sidenote: SZA is also signed to RCA Records. If they happen to do a collab record, I would be here for it all the way!)

Source: Billboard

Tues. 1/23

2. Complex’s Everyday Struggle web show started a new season and new co-host!

Photo Credit: Complex New
  • Exit stage right Joe Budden, and enter stage left Star!
  • Complex’s popular web series Everyday Struggle lost one-third of its Internet firepower when Joe Budden left the show amidst contract negotiations in late December.
  • The show still features Dj Akademiks as host, and Ndeska Alexis as moderator. Their new co-host is legendary New York radio personality Star of the Star and Bucwild Show.

Source: Revolt

Wed. 1/24

3. Quavo (of Atlanta rap trio Migos) announces his 6 favorite MCs list–and you’ll be surprised at the line-up.

Photo Credit: ShotByCones via DjBooth.net
  • Rap veteran journalist Touré of Rolling Stone magazine sat down with the Migos last month and penned a cover story you can check out here.
  • Touré asked Quavo for his top five list, and he took it a step further and named six.
  • Here’s the list in order: Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Eminem, Gucci Mane..and himself. Do you agree with the list, let alone ranking himself last?

Source(s): DjBooth, Rolling Stone

4. SZA appears in commercials for MasterCard and The Gap— all within one day!

  • SZA is making a name for herself with everything she touches. This week, the TDE songstress made an appearance in global ad campaigns for MasterCard and The Gap.
  • MasterCard uses her uniqueness to push the “Start Something Priceless” narrative, meanwhile The Gap celebrates their 50th anniversary alongside other cultural personalities including renowned producer Metro Boomin. Feel free to check out both ads  below.

Source: VibeComplex 

Thurs. 1/25

6.  Dreamville’s Cozz announces a new project releasing soon, titled Effected.  

Fri. 1/26

7. Apple will release a Animoji-related commercial for Donald Glover’s REDBONE duirng Grammy’s night.

Welp, that’s it! I’ll be back on Monday morning with a review of the 60th Academy Awards (the Grammys). Catch y’all next week!



Here’s the Made in America 2017 Line-Up

Here’s the Made in America 2017 Line-Up

Music festival season is in full effect!

With Coachella all wrapped up, here lies another music fest I’ve dreamed of going to..but my pockets be like, “nah, son!”



Anyways, this September marks the fifth annual run of Jay Z‘s Made in America Festival. Another successful artists affiliated with Hov will be headlining the Made in America this year. You’ve may have heard of him–J.Cole!

That’s right, J.Cole will be headlining with his mentor and Roc Nation boss Jay Z this year for probably one of the most slept on festivals out there. Check out the full line-up below!


#TodayInMusicHistory: J. Cole’s “Truly Yours 2” Came Out 4 Years Ago

J.Cole drops the second installment of his “Truly Yours” series before his “Born Sinner” album arrives.


J.Cole dropped his second installment of the Truly Yours series.

While Chance was still climbing his way to music stardom with Acid Rap, J.Cole was practically already there with his yet-to-be released second album, Born Sinner.

Four years ago today, “Truly Yours 2” was four months before J.Cole’s sophomore album, “Born Sinner.”

Truly Yours 2 served as an appetizer before Born Sinner. The 6-track EP saw Cole going back to the ferociously calculated and smooth flow he was famous for on his earlier projects dating back to 2010’s Friday Night Lights.

What are some of your favorite tracks from Truly Yours 2? Show the comments section some love!


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