Dre Island and Wyclef Jean come together for powerful single “Justice”

Dre Island and Wyclef Jean come together for powerful single “Justice”
The song lends itself to the current global unrest in response to police brutality.

By Lawrence Burney

July 07, 2020

In May, standout Jamaican reggae artist Dre Island released his long-awaited debut album with Now I Rise. Like many great reggae albums before it, the 13-track projects features Dre covering his country’s social climate, pride he has for being from Kingston, and love songs that serenade the masses. Today on The FADER, we’re premiering the video for a track that’s slated to be on the album’s forthcoming deluxe version.

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“Justice” finds Dre in collaboration with musical legend Wyclef Jean, crying out to those continuously affected by police violence and general disenfranchisement — in the Caribbean, the U.S., and beyond. Though the song will be featured on the deluxe version of Now I Rise, it was actually Wyclef who reached out to Dre to come together. “I reached out to Dre Island because the higher consciousness that comes from Jamaica inspires me to sing about what comes from Haiti,” Wyclef said in a press release. “When I hear Dre Island speak, there is no difference with what’s going on in Jamaica or America or Haiti. I wanted him because he will paint an overall view because what we’re chanting in the song is justice EVERYWHERE.” Watch the video above.

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Young Thug and Pusha-T trade Instagram shots over Drake diss on leaked Pop Smoke song

Young Thug and Pusha-T trade Instagram shots over Drake diss on leaked Pop Smoke song
Pusha-T reignited his feud with Drake on a verse on the unreleased Pop Smoke track “Paranoia.”

By Jordan Darville

July 07, 2020

(L) SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images (R) Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

 

On Monday, an unreleased Pop Smoke song titled “Paranoia” leaked. The song featured Young Thug, Gunna, and Pusha-T, who used his verse to dive back into his long-standing feud with Drake.

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In his verse, Pusha-T takes aim at Drake’s use of patois and references a 2018 stage-rushing incident during Pusha’s show in Toronto. Pusha goes on to consider purchasing a home in Mississauga, a city next door to Drake’s hometown of Toronto:

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“You know reality bites/It’s chess not checkers / Those empty threats only sound good on your records / If the patois is not followed by blocka / It’s like marked for death Screwface, without the choppa / Let ‘em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra / Only to hide the blade, flyin’ back through LaGuardia / I might even buy a home out in Mississauga”

Young Thug addressed the verse in his Instagram story on Monday evening, insisting that he and his label mate Gunna were unaware of the verse’s content. “I don’t respect the pusha t verse,” Thug wrote, “I don’t have nun to do with y’all beef and neither does Gunna, and if I knew it was about him I would’ve made changes on our behalf.” Thug, who has faced homophobic accusations for most of his career, concluded his statement with “this rapper shit so gay.”

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Young Thug comments on Pusha T dissing Drake on the song ‘Paranoia’ that featured him and Gunna, which was supposed to be on Pop Smoke’s new album. pic.twitter.com/sXsSy4t65n

— THUGGER DAILY ひ (@ThuggerDaily) July 7, 2020

Pusha-T responded on Tuesday morning on his own Instagram story, backing up Thug’s claim that he didn’t know about the verse’s content. “NOBODY knew what the verse was abt,” he said. “The label heads that stopped it didn’t even know. They ONLY ASSUME because HE TOLD THEM!… And If HE’LL TELL record executives abt rap verses, God only knows what else HE’LL TELL! I don’t deal with Police Work, Police Rappers or Police Niggas!!!”

However, Pusha followed up with two more instigating statements aimed at Thug. “You were the last verse added to the song and that’s ONLY because I requested YOU!!” The statement concludes with Pusha dismissing Thug’s criticism. “I WOULD NEVER look [for] or need YOUR respect for what [it is] I bring to this rap game!!”

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AYO PUSHA T IS SNAPPINNN ON YOUNG THUG RIGHT NOW 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/3VHgeg9xFp

— King Wow (@wowthatshiphop) July 7, 2020

The FADER has reached out to representatives for Young Thug and Pusha-T for comment.

“Paranoia” was originally recorded for Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon. The album was released last week and is on track for a No. 1 debut.

SuziWithAnUzi gets the last laugh on “VENDETTAS”

SuziWithAnUzi gets the last laugh on “VENDETTAS”
Watch the video below.

By Sajae Elder

July 07, 2020

Toronto-based rapper SuziWithAnUzi recently shared the visuals for her single “VENDETTAS”, an ode to getting the last laugh. Produced by Bijan Amir, the bass-heavy track finds Suzi assuring us she’s doing better than ever. “See you never / fuck you, that’s forever,” Suzi spits on the track.

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In an email to The FADER, the rapper explained the track was written during a “very angry time” in her life. “It’s about giving karma a little push with success,” Suzi went on to explain. “My vendettas are artistic, never personal.”

The clip plays like a living scrapbook, a collection of snapshots that brings everyone on the perfect night out.

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Watch the video above.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says government is “looking at” banning TikTok

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says government is “looking at” banning TikTok
The move would ban several social media apps over privacy and national security concerns.

By Sajae Elder

July 07, 2020

Photo: Manjunath Kiran / AFP / Getty Images.

 

Endless hours of scrolling through video platform TikTok might come to an end if the Trump administration has its way. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it is “looking at” banning a handful of Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over privacy and security concerns, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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“With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the United States will get this one right too,” Pompeo said in a recent interview with Fox News. “I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at.”

Over the last few months, information has emerged about how much user data TikTok collects about its users, causing concern with government officials in a number of countries. One politician in Australia called the app “a data collection service disguised as social media.” Pompeo specifically called out the app, saying it should only be downloaded if users “want [their] information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.” At the end of June, India—which happened to be Tik Tok’s biggest market—banned the app along with 58 others including WeChat and CamScanner.

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Despite concerns, the company maintained that it had not been sharing user information with any country’s government agencies. “TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and have not shared any information of our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese Government,” the company said in a statement.

Liv.e shares the breezy “I Been Livin”

Liv.e shares the breezy “I Been Livin”
The song appears on the singer’s upcoming debut project Couldn’t Wait To Tell You, out July 31.

By Sajae Elder

July 07, 2020

Dallas-born, L.A.-based songstress Liv.e dropped the lyric video for her latest single “I Been Livin” on Tuesday. The lo-fi piano chord-lead track is as airy and sun-drenched as it is reflective and weary. The visuals, though simple, are soothing and trippy enough to make the perfect match for the track itself.

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Amidst a flurry of singles, including “SirLadyMakemFall,” she recently filmed the intimate at-home jam session “Inside With Liv.e”, an apt glimpse into the singer-songwriters’s warm and moody sonic world.

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“I Been Livin” appears on Liv.e’s forthcoming debut album Couldn’t Wait To Tell You, set for a July 31 release. Below, check out the project’s official artwork.

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“Couldn’t Wait To Tell You…” July 31st. pic.twitter.com/zB0BSeOuEJ

— Liv.e (@oliveosun) July 7, 2020

Justin Timberlake shares statement in support of removing Confederate monuments

Justin Timberlake shares statement in support of removing Confederate monuments
“No one should be protecting the legacies of confederate leaders and slave owners.”

By Jordan Darville

July 07, 2020

Justin Timberlake by Christopher Polk/Getty Images

 

Popstar and native Tennessean Justin Timberlake has shared a statement on Instagram in support of the growing movement to tear down monuments and statues dedicated to the Confederacy. His message was shared along with a video by ACLU Legal Director Jeffrey Robinson explaining why the monuments to the pro-slavery insurrection need to be taken down. Watch below via Rolling Stone.

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…a state that happens to be the home of many many confederate monuments. I’ve been listening closely to the ongoing debates about what to do with these statues — and I really want to take a minute to talk about this. ⠀ ⠀ When we protest racism in America, people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction? Because America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism. Plain and simple. ⠀ ⠀ This is when you hear “But that’s all in the past”. So let’s be clear… those men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country. ⠀ ⠀ There are roughly 1,848 confederate statues of in the US. More than half are in The South, and it’s not acceptable. No one should be protecting the legacies of confederate leaders and slave owners. ⠀ If we plan to move forward, these monuments must come down. But let’s remember: Removing these statues does not erase our country’s vile history of oppression — removing them is a symbol of respect for Black people in America and it’s a step towards progress and actual equality for all. ⠀ ⠀ This video is by @aclu_nationwide, which has been fighting hard to remove these statues across the country. Their Legal Director #JeffreyRobinson has been speaking on this issue for years (you can find more in the link in my bio). Please follow them and learn more about the history of the monuments in your own states and counties.

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“When we protest racism in America,” Timberlake wrote, “people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction? Because America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism. Plain and simple.”

Timberlake noted that of the approximately 1,848 Confederate statues still standing, more than half are located in southern American states. “No one should be protecting the legacies of confederate leaders and slave owners, he said before rejecting the argument that tearing down the monuments is tantamount to erasing history. “Removing these statues does not erase our country’s vile history of oppression — removing them is a symbol of respect for Black people in America and it’s a step towards progress and actual equality for all.”

Timberlake attracted praise and criticism earlier in June when he promised to bail out Minnesota protestors in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by local police.

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Yung Lean and Bladee team up once again for “Opium Dreams”

Yung Lean and Bladee team up once again for “Opium Dreams”
Watch the video for their newest Whitearmor-produced track ahead of tomorrow’s RIFT One compilation.

By Salvatore Maicki

July 07, 2020

Even in lockdown, Drainers stay well-fed. On the heels of Yung Lean’s newest LP Starz which dropped back in May, and Bladee’s EXETER which arrived the month prior, the lads are back once again. Their newest collaboration, “Opium Dreams,” pictures them deep in a skeletal forest, harnessing the potential of true lethargy. As is par for the course, the track is embellished with the palatial sounds of producer Whitearmor. Watch the video (filmed by Gustav Stegfors and edited by Ecco2k) above.

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“Opium Dreams” arrives ahead of YEAR0001’s forthcoming compilation RIFT One, which drops on Bandcamp tomorrow (July 8). The project features new tracks from both Bladee and Lean’s side project jonatan leandoer96, as well as Namasenda, Thaiboy Digital, Palmistry, and more. In a statement, the Stockholm-based label writse that all of the proceeds from the compilation will be donated “directly to community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organisers.” Preorder the compilation here.

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The 1975’s “Don’t Worry” video is a 3D socially distant puppy love story

The 1975’s “Don’t Worry” video is a 3D socially distant puppy love story
Notes on a Conditional Form is out now.

By Jordan Darville

July 07, 2020

I’m not one for the twee TikToks of people in quarantine flirting with each other from across the street while staying far apart in their respective apartments. Maybe I’m cynical, or maybe the entire format is tailormade to fit a soda pop commercial, I’m not really sure. Either way, The 1975‘s video for “Don’t Worry” could be conflated with one of those clips, but the visuals cut the cloying bullshit in favor of computer-generated characters in a cool 3D world. Check it out above.

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In a statement, video director Rindon Johnson said he endeavored to create an animated city free from pollution: “I like to make sure that if I’m animating a different type of reality, it speaks to the possibility of a different state of being and relation. So I wanted to set this film in a permaculture city; one that lives harmoniously with the earth and encourages the slow stillness of being in direct dialogue with one’s natural surroundings.”

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Notes On A Conditional Form is out now. Check out our interview with The 1975’s frontman Matt Healy here.

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Report: Kanye West’s Yeezy got millions from federal pandemic loan program

Report: Kanye West’s Yeezy got millions from federal pandemic loan program
The Paycheck Protection Program was launched to help small businesses suffering from the economic fallout of COVID-19.

By Jordan Darville

July 06, 2020

Donald Trump and Kanye West by Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images

 

Kanye West‘s company Yeezy received a loan of between $2 million and $5 million from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a federal government program managed by the Small Business Association, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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PPP was passed by Congress in May to address the economic damage of the novel coronavirus. The program covers eight weeks of payroll up to $10 million, offsetting the pandemic’s economic damage with forgivable loans for companies with 500 or fewer employees that did not cut the size or payment of their workforce by more than 25%.

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Yeezy, a brand valued earlier this year at over a billion dollars, said the loan saved at least 160 jobs. Nevertheless, the company’s size and cultural reach represent another chapter in the PPP’s controversial rollout, which critics say has favored large corporate entities: companies from the Los Angeles Lakers to Shake Shack have all returning millions of dollars in loans billed to the public as intended for small businesses.

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West himself is a billionaire, and recently and prematurely celebrated his wife Kim Kardashian’s ten-digit valuation. The Yeezy brand got a further boost last week when Gap announced a massive partnership with West’s popular fashion line.

In another Kanye West news, he said he’s running for president but hasn’t filed the papers to do so, and he’ll release a new album soon called God’s Country with the Travis Scott-featuring song “Wash Us In The Blood.”

The FADER has reached out to Kanye West’s representative for comment.

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Mandy Moore, Karen Elson respond to Ryan Adams statement

Mandy Moore, Karen Elson respond to Ryan Adams statement
Last week, Ryan Adams apologized for abusive behavior in the Daily Mail. Mandy Moore and Karen Elson, two of the women who leveled allegations against him, say he did not apologize privately before going public.

By Shaad D'Souza

July 07, 2020

Mandy: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association / Karen: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows

Last week, Ryan Adams, the country singer who was accused of abuse by multiple women in a New York Times exposé last year, returned to the public eye in the form of an apology statement published in the Daily Mail. Without addressing any specific allegations or women, Adams wrote that he feels “bad about the ways [he] mistreated people through [his] life and career,” noting that he is now sober and is undergoing therapy for his mental health struggles.

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Now, as Pitchfork points out, two of the women who accused Adams of abuse — his ex-wife, musician and actress Mandy Moore, and musician Karen Elson — have commented on the statement, with both women noting that Adams has not reached out privately to apologize for his actions.

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“I believe in redemption and amends even for [Ryan Adams],” Elson wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “However he has not reached out to me since 2018 to apologize for his terrible behavior. In fact back then he called a liar which added more pain and made me disillusioned with the entire music industry.”

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Moore’s thoughts, which she aired in an interview on Today, follow along similar lines. “I find it curious that someone would make a public apology but not do it privately,” she said. “I have not heard from him, and I’m not looking for an apology necessarily, but I do find it curious that someone would sort of do an interview about it without actually making amends privately.”

Five women came forward with allegations of abuse against Adams last year, including Phoebe Bridgers, Courtney Jaye, a woman who began communicating with Adams at age 14, and Moore and Elson. Liz Phair, who scrapped an album produced with Adams, also wrote on Twitter about negative experiences with the musician. Bridgers and Phair did not respond to requests for comment from Pitchfork, but Bridgers has mentioned her experiences with Adams in interviews, most notably with The New Yorker.

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Terrell Hines and Vince Staples join forces on the powerful “Get Up”

Terrell Hines and Vince Staples join forces on the powerful “Get Up”
Terrell Hines and Vince Staples’ new track is the latest taste of Hines’ mixtape Portal One.

By Shaad D'Souza

July 07, 2020

Terrell Hines has released “Get Up,” the latest taste of his forthcoming debut mixtape Portal One: The Mixtape. A quiet, meditative track based around an acoustic guitar loop, “Get Up” builds production and tempo until it reaches its forceful, heart-racing peak. A diatribe against the ills of racist capitalism, “Get Up” arrives alongside a lyric video that invokes images of protest signs and tear gas canisters. Watch the video above.

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“It’s always good to get a vision out with other artists who want to live in a created space outside of the design we are currently in,” Hines says of the track. “I couldn’t have gotten a better collab than Vince Staples. I’ve always enjoyed and respected his work. He brought a certain energy to the record that only he could bring.” Portal One: The Mixtape is out August 7.

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Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91
Morricone passed away in Rome, Italy his family has confirmed.

By David Renshaw

July 06, 2020

Ennio Morricone poses with the Oscar for Best Original Score, The Hateful Eight, in the press room during the 88th Oscars in Hollywood on February 28, 2016.

 

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Ennio Morricone, the Italian film composer whose credits include work with Sergio Leone and Quentin Tarantino, has died. Morricone’s lawyer told the New York Times that his client passed away in a Rome hospital having fractured his femur in a fall last week.

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Morricone, who was 91 at the time of his death, made his name in the 1960s after providing the enduring soundtrack to Leone’s spaghetti western classics A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He scored over 500 movies throughout his career and most recently worked on 2016’s The Correspondence.

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative composers in Hollywood history, Morricone received Academy Award nominations for his work on Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, plus The Mission, The Untouchables, Bugsy and Malena. He won his only Best Original Score Oscar for 2016 Tarantino film The Hateful Eight. Prior to that, Morricone received an honorary Academy Awarded in 2007 for his contribution to cinema.

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In the wake of the news of Morricone’s death fellow composer Hans Zimmer said he was was “one of a kind” while director Edgar Wright tweeted that he had the ability to “make an average movie into a must see, a good movie into art, and a great movie into legend.”

Pharrell shares first details of new Netflix show Voices of Fire

Pharrell shares first details of new Netflix show Voices of Fire
The unscripted reality show focuses on the search for a new gospel choir in Virginia.

By David Renshaw

July 06, 2020

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Pharrell has confirmed details of a new music-based TV show set to debut on Netflix. Voices of Fire is an unscripted docu-series follows the search for a new gospel choir in Pharrell’s hometown of Hampton Roads, Virginia.

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Happy Sunday! Excited to announce Voices of Fire, a new docuseries that follows @Pharrell's hometown community as it builds one of the world’s most inspiring and diverse gospel choirs. Only on Netflix later this year! pic.twitter.com/YvPGuTTpd4

— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 5, 2020

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pharrell’s uncle Bishop Ezekiel Williams “will venture out into Hampton Roads to find undiscovered talent. With the belief that diverse backstories can give their collective voice a greater meaning, the Bishop and his team will search for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.”

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Voices of Fire is due to launch in 2020 and is the latest addition to Pharrell’s TV and movie résumé. In 2017 he was aong the producers of Roxanne Roxanne, a Roxanne Shante rap biopic that also debuted on Netflix. The year before he helped produce the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures. It was recently reported that he is in talks with Black-ish and BlackAF creator Kenya Barris to develop a feature-length musical about Juneteenth.

Kanye West reportedly hasn’t filed any paperwork to run for president

Kanye West reportedly hasn’t filed any paperwork to run for president
The artist doesn’t appear to be following through on his “#2020Vision” social media announcement.

By Jordan Darville

July 06, 2020

Kanye West by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

 

On Saturday, Kanye West re-re-reannounced his campaign for president of the United States of America. The message, posted on Twitter, came with some standard political pablum (“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future!”), but the internet was sent berserk by the hashtag “#2020Vision,” which seemed to imply that West intended to take on President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

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There were many skeptics who believed that West was pulling some kind of stunt, and that argument has been boosted by the fact that West hasn’t filed any of the paperwork required to run for president with the FEC (Federal Election Commission), according to a report by BBC News. The only candidate bearing the name “Kanye West” appears to be a joke: someone called Kanye Deez Nuts West filed in 2015 as a Green Party candidate, using the address “1977 Golddigger Avenue, Suite Yeezus.” Deez Nuts West has raised exactly $0 in donations.

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Even though filing deadlines have passed in many different states, West could ostensibly launch a write-in campaign for president. The FADER has reached out to Kanye West’s representative for more information.

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Last week, Kanye West shared the song “Wash Us In The Blood” featuring Travis Scott from his upcoming album God’s Country. He also appeared on Ty Dolla $ign’s song “Ego Death,” also featuring FKA twigs, Skrillex, and serpentwithfeet.

Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon on track for No. 1 debut

Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon on track for No. 1 debut
The rapper’s posthumous album is projected to rake in 175,000 to 195,000 in sales.

By Sajae Elder

July 06, 2020

Photo: Ibrahem Hasan.

 

Late Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke’s debut studio album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon is on track to debut at No. 1 on the HITS Top 50 chart from Hits Daily Double, raking in massive streaming numbers since its release on Friday.

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The album, which boasts appearances from Lil Baby, 50 Cent, Rowdy Rebel, Roddy Ricch and more, is projected to bring in 200 million streams, or the equivalent of 175,000 to 195,000 in first-week album sales. If accurate, these numbers would likely boost Shoot For The Stars to the top of the Billboard 200 as well.

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At a watershed moment in his career, the rapper was killed in February during a reported home invasion in Los Angeles. Revisit Pop’s FADER profile here.

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Aminé teams up with Young Thug on “Compensating”, announces upcoming album Limbo

Aminé teams up with Young Thug on “Compensating”, announces upcoming album Limbo
The rapper also shared details about his new album coming later this summer.

By Sajae Elder

July 06, 2020

Photo: Micaiah Carter.

 

Aminé teamed up with Young Thug on his latest single “Compensating”, a bouncy track that sounds like some semblance of summer. The rapper also shared details of how the single came together with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on Monday.

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“I was in Toronto working with [producer] T-Minus on this song,” he told Lowe, “and I put the hook together and then Minus told me he had a session with Thug and he thought that we would mesh well together. He was the one who kind of quarterbacked the whole thing.”

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The track is the third single from his upcoming project Limbo, following “Shimmy” and “Riri.” Aminé explained the project was technically supposed to be his sophomore release after 2017’s Good For You — his second studio project OnePointFive was released in 2018. “We’ve been working on this for like two years now and I worked on this way before OnePointFive. I put out OnePointFive just as a placeholder for people,” he explained, crediting that project’s release to the unexpected success of “REEL IT IN.” “Like, everybody asking for an album…so I threw out a mixtape… [and it] gave me more time to work on this, to perfect this.”

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Limbo set to drop on August 7. Stream the song below.

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Colin Kaepernick has signed a first-look deal with Disney

Colin Kaepernick has signed a first-look deal with Disney
The former football player and political activist will work on fiction and non-fiction entertainment for various Disney-owned platforms.

By Jordan Darville

July 06, 2020

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The Walt Disney Company has signed a first-look deal with Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and icon of the Black Lives Matter movement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The deal between Disney and Kaepernick’s Ra Vision Media will foster the creation of fictional and non-fictional entertainment created by Black and Brown artists that focuses on the themes of “race, social injustice, and racial inequality.” The productions will air across different Disney platforms including Hulu. An ESPN documentary series about the last five years of Kaepernick’s life was announced along with the partnership.

Kaepernick celebrated the deal in a statement: “I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives… I look forward to sharing the docuseries on my life story, in addition to many other culturally impactful projects we are developing.”

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Disney executive chairman Bob Iger promised “diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters” in a statement of his own: “Colin’s experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture, and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate, enlighten and entertain.”

Colin Kaepernick’s football career was cut short after he spearheaded the protest of kneeling during the national anthem before games. The controversy became a political flashpoint in the United States and beyond, and Kaepernick was left without a football team when his contract with San Francisco expired.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently admitted that the NFL was “wrong” for not listening to the peaceful protests started by Kaepernick. In June, Goodell “encouraged” an NFL team to sign him.

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Watch DJ Cassidy’s star-studded Pass The Mic livestream

Watch DJ Cassidy’s star-studded Pass The Mic livestream
The Instagram Live concert featured performances from Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, and more.

By Jordan Darville

July 06, 2020

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DJ Cassidy is the NYC selector who’s played gigs like the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama, and the wedding of JAY-Z and Beyoncé. Two of the qualities that got him to these prestigious events are his Library of Alexandria-level knowledge of classic Black dance music, and his authentically positive presence behind the boards. Both of those traits, as well as his extensive list of contacts in the music industry, are on display in Pass The Mic, a live collaborative concert shared last Friday.

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The 30-minute golden oldies set fits comfortably in the lineage of online concerts that have popped up during quarantine. However, Cassidy takes it to the next level thanks to special guests like members of Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, and many more, all phoned in from across the country for a video conferenced jam session. It’s all seamless fun (seriously, not one laggy connection?!) as the musicians perform over some of their own classic songs. Watch it in full above, and read Cassidy’s statement on the show below.

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For many years, I celebrated my birthday by uniting a multitude of friends and surprising them with iconic performances by legendary artists. This year, I wanted to find a way to revisit that tradition in light of the times. One evening, during the heat of the quarantine, I FaceTimed with my dear friend and mentor, Verdine White of Earth Wind & Fire. While we were catching up, his classic record, “That’s The Way Of The World,” came on my speakers. Hearing that song, while on the phone with Verdine, put a smile on my face and brought me some much-needed calm. I thought about how fortunate I was to have friendships with many of my heroes and how lucky I was to be able to enjoy their music in their company. I wondered if I could find a way to share that special feeling with others, in an effort to honor and uplift the heroes around the world on the frontlines of health, freedom, and justice. I sat at my turntables in my living room and began Zooming with my musical heroes of 1970s and 1980s, literally passing the mic from one home to the next. The result is PASS THE MIC. I hope this virtual mix moves others as much as it has moved me. I am forever grateful to my musical heroes for their decades of hope, inspiration, and soul, and with them, I celebrate all the heroes around the world.

Juice WRLD’s posthumous new album Legends Never Die is out this Friday

Juice WRLD’s posthumous new album Legends Never Die is out this Friday
Hear his new single with Halsey, “Life’s A Mess.”

By Salvatore Maicki

July 06, 2020

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Juice WRLD‘s estate has formally announced the release of a new album, Legends Never Die. It’s due out in its entirety this Friday, July 10. Watch a trailer for the project, featuring a snippet of new material below.

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Legends Never Die. 7/10. #LLJW 🕊 pic.twitter.com/maWTMftqho

— . (@JuiceWorlddd) July 6, 2020

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“We feel that this collection of 15 songs best represents the music Juice was in the process of creating,” his estate wrote in the announcement. “The album shines a light on the collaborators that meant so much to Juice and deeply impacted his musical process.” Read their full statement, and check out the album artwork, below.

#lljw🕊 pic.twitter.com/R5W8z0rhOc

— . (@JuiceWorlddd) July 6, 2020

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Legends Never Die follows the release of Juice’s recent single, “Righteous,” and “Tell Me U Luv Me.” It’s unknown as to whether either of the tracks will appear on the record. In a since deleted tweet, Juice’s creative director Guwac revealed that listening to the album for the first time was an overwhelmingly emotional experience: “nobody said a word for over 5 minutes, all you heard was sobbing and sniffling.”

Prior to his accidental death last December, Juice had teased that he was planning to release a new album on his 21st birthday, saying “It’s always good to put thought into shit, but something’s gonna come more from like, a feeling and heart and the soul, less like the mind.” In January, it was reported that the Chicago rapper had close to 2,000 unreleased songs that would be considered for a posthumous release.

Though the final track list has yet to be unveiled, hear the first confirmed song — “Life’s A Mess,” featuring Halsey — below.

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Watch City Girls team with Doja Cat for the “Pussy Talk” video

Watch City Girls team with Doja Cat for the “Pussy Talk” video
Off their new record City On Lock.

By Salvatore Maicki

July 06, 2020

Hot off the release of City Girls‘ new record City On Lock — their first full project since JT was released from prison this past October — the Miami go-getters are now sharing a new video for their Doja Cat collaboration “Pussy Talk.” The DAPS-directed clip, which was presumably filmed before the pandemic, pictures the three rappers taking their desires out of the office and into the jungle. Check it out above.

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The “Pussy Talk” video follows Doja’s newly released visual for “Like That” with Gucci Mane. Her most recent project, Hot Pink, dropped back in November.

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Alexis Venegas – Ay Amor Lyrics

Una tarde de luz en primavera
Que me lleve a tu nombre y a tus fronteras
Una estrella fugas, una vereda
Una mano fragante, un beso
Tu megilla, tu voz, tu pelo
Una noche secreta en tu refugio
Donde todo lo mio sfuera tuyo
Un rincón para darte lo de siempre
Una mano secreta, noche
Una boca que besa y corre…
Ay amor, ay amor
Esta tarde entre y no estabas
Y que va a ser de mi
De mi sin ti
Si esta tarde entre y no estabas
Todo se hace difícil esa tarde
En que todo se seca y se desase
No me digas que es todo, que no puedes
Que el cansancio, que la amargura
Que le invierno y la noche oscura…

Ay amor, ay amor
Esta tarde entre y no estabas
Y que va a se de mi
De mi, sin ti
Si esta tarde entre y no estabas
Ay amor, ay amor
Esta tarde entre y no estabas
Y que va a se de mi
De mi, sin ti
Si esta tarde entre y no estabas
Ay amor!
Que se yo
Si esta tarde entre y no estabas…
Y que va a se de mi
De mi, sin ti
Si esta tarde entre y no estabas
Y que va a se de miiiii…,
De mi, sin ti
Si esta tarde entre y no estabas
Ay amor, ay amor
Esta tarde entre y no estabas
Y que va a se de mi
De mi, sin ti
Si esta tarde entre y no estabas

Benny Jamz – Spark Lyrics

[Intro]
Den her juu spark’ ligesom Fifa
Den spark’ ligesom NFL
Det’ en helt anden liga
End hva’ du normalt vil hent’
Den her spark’ ligesom Fifa
Den spark’ ligesom NFL (Dub!)
Man er ramt på amnesia
Den får mand til at glem’

[Omkvæd]
(Woh-øij) Bror, du var der, selv—
—dengang man ikk’ havde para til—
(Woh-øij) —at klare mig selv
En tid jeg aldrig glem’, men vi forandrer dem
(Woh-øij) Der’ stadig lang vej til
Der stadig lang vej til, hvor man gern’ vil end’
(Woh-øij) Der’ folk, der ikk’ ønsker
Godt for andre – hold mig langt fra dem
(Woh-øij)

[Vers 1]
Der hvor de ikk’ kan bund’
Helt ud’ hvor de ikk’ ka’ gå (Helt ud’ hvor de ikk’ ka’ gå)
Woh-øij, de snakker hele tiden, de tom’
De kilo de’ ikk’ så tung’ (De kilo de’ ikk’ så tung’)
Og du ved, man er blæst
Ku’ godt brug’ mig en til lung’ (En til lung’)
Og li’ meget hvor højt vi flyver
Vi har altid ben på grund (Ben på grund), øji

[Bro]
Den her juu spark’ ligesom Fifa
Den spark’ ligesom NFL
Det’ en helt anden liga
End hva’ du normalt vil hent’
Den her spark’ ligesom Fifa
Den spark’ ligesom NFL
Man er ramt på amnesia
Den får mand til at glem’

[Omkvæd]
(Woh-øij) Bror, du var der, selv—
—dengang man ikk’ havde para til—
(Woh-øij) —at klare mig selv
En tid jeg aldrig glem’, men vi forandrer dem
(Woh-øij) Der’ stadig lang vej til
Der stadig lang vej til, hvor man gern’ vil end’

(Woh-øij) Der’ folk, der ikk’ ønsker
Godt for andre – hold mig langt fra dem

[Efter-omkvæd]
Woh-øij
Oh, o-oh
Woh-øij
Oh, o-oh
Woh-øij
Eh, eh
Woh-øij, bror du var der, selv—
—dengang man ikk’ havde para til at klar’ sig selv
Woh-øij

[Vers 2]
Spilder ikk’ et sekund
Spilder ikk’ et sekund (Ay)
Da mami hun dribled’ forbi
Tænkte jeg, at verden er ikk’ det eneste, der’ rundt
Tro mig
Verden er ikk’ det eneste, der spinder
Lav lidt skejs
Og læg lidt til sid’ til sener’

[Bro]
Den her juu spark’ ligesom Fifa
Den spark’ ligesom NFL
Det’ en helt anden liga
End hva’ du normalt vil hent’
Den her spark’ ligesom Fifa
Den spark’ ligesom NFL
Man er ramt på amnesia
Den får mand til at glem’

[Omkvæd]
(Woh-øij) Bror, du var der, selv—
—dengang man ikk’ havde para til—
(Woh-øij) —at klare mig selv
En tid jeg aldrig glem’, men vi forandrer dem
(Woh-øij) Der’ stadig lang vej til
Der stadig lang vej til, hvor man gern’ vil end’
(Woh-øij) Der’ folk, der ikk’ ønsker
Godt for andre – hold mig langt fra dem

[Efter-omkvæd]
Woh-øij
Oh, o-oh
Woh-øij
Oh, o-oh
Woh-øij
Eh, eh
Woh-øij, bror du var der, selv—
—dengang man ikk’ havde para til at klar’ sig selv
Woh-øij

Erik Lundin – En Dag Lyrics

[Erik Lundin]
Här födds både rånare och odlare
Här födds både bödlar och golare
Jag föddes som förlorare
Och mina ögon var för tonade
Din sons historier är förstorade
Pepparkakspojk när pepparkakspojken korades
Ser fram emot att se det där flinet dan dom måste ta sig igenom taggbuskarna dom odlade
Och ändå var vi polare, jag tänker bara en dag, en dag
Och vi alla tänker likadant, för det är väl lika bra
För vi alla har ju samma val, så vi alla har det lika bra
Jag bara suckar, en abi åker in nån annan abi muckar
Här gäller det att ducka, här spelar ingen hockey men här gäller snabba puckar
Till och med skojare vet, vad som är och vad som inte är lojalitet
Rivalitet en realitet, här omkring alla vet
En låg kvar, alla andra smet
Less bror det är nån annans fel
Men jag kan ha fel, ny omgång samma spel, nya huvudroller samma scen
Har det hänt om ingen annan ser?
Aa det kommer drabba fler, för grabbarna tar hellre trappan upp än att trappa ner
Så våra mammor ber, och nästan inga mammor ler, tänker bara en dag, en dag
Tabanjan den är fet som en blåval, shunon mitt emot han har två val
Kliv åt sidan eller stå kvar, men kom ihåg det sistnämnda kommer sluta med ett åtal
Nån sköt nån, nån annan dog, det var samma mord som nån annan skröt om
Nån sa aina hade sökt nån, åren går jag har hört om knappt har förhört nån
Allt jag vet, hans familj skytten har förstört dom
Gravarna är lugna men föräldrarna har aldrig ens besökt dom jag tänker bara en dag, jag tänker bara en dag
Historierna är sjuka som suedies på en klämdag
Kvinnofrid, vilken kvinnofrid? Hur många kvinnoliv innan kvinnor finner frid?
Hur många hedersmord innan Sverige finner tid?
Som vi suedies säger, i sinom tid
Jalla abi låt oss ta en snurrmish, brorsan var botaniker han cutta upp skurrmish
Hitta oss i garaget dom cornish över en bubblish jag trivdes som fan på gården stämningen var cokt kurdisk

Nånstans väster om Stockholm, där du lär dig handskas med en bortgång, allt handlar om valörer gånger omfång
Och allt kan hända när som helst ingen gång gång
Familjer klipper band, farsor ship, söner skäms
Undra varför vissa öden bränns
Vi borde kunna komma överens, påminns ständig om att livslängden bara har en övre gräns
Shuno gick i 9:an när 9an gav en applåd, goda råd var dyra han hade väl inte råd och det där var bara en dag, sen vad?
Sen jag höll mig borta från jidder med alfahanarna
När vi fick TV 2 kanaler med en panama
Skämdes mamma hon fick laga mat hos grannarna
Och en av grannarna var sötare än ananas
Blev äldre fick para går aldrig mer än dagar sen jag blivit linead sist, brorsan det går bra nu det räcker brorsan mind your biz
Reppar alla orter men jag f*ckar ej med ainaziz
Måste varit fem när jag hälsade på aina sist
Och när det är knas vi gör harakat, Filisteen, arafat, abigel i araban, abigel med abiat, merhaba, (?) vi cornish på pizzerian, brush trakten börjar bli mizeria
Gör din multiplikation shunos klipper bröder för att klippa tron, svårt att hitta tron i min situation, tänker bara en dag, en dag, tänker bara en dag, tänker bara en dag
Historierna är sjuka som suedies på en klämdag
Här krävs det jävligt mycket för att lyckas
Där dom hellre vill se sig förolyckas
Drömmare talas högt om styckas
Och flashar du kan kedjor ryckas
Har skrikit “f*ck andra valet” sen jag spelade i förstafemman men i andra laget, nu ligger första pris i handbagaget
Kommer kriga tills sista andetaget, och knulla er som reppar Jantelagen, tänker bara en dag, en dag, wallahi, tänker bara en dag, en dag

Weiland – Slilppnyhik6febe.onion Lyrics

[Part 1]

[Intro]
I got my mind right
I got my money right
I got my mind right
Yeah, I can’t sleep at night
Got my cup right
Samson
Agh (Hahahahaha, Clibbo, you’re crazy for this one)

[Chorus]
She love molly, she can’t help it
Hella money, I’m so selfish
Dodgin’ cops, watchin’ out for opps, yeah, yeah
Dodgin’ cops, watchin’ out for opps, yeah, yeah
Dodgin’ cops, watchin’ out for opps, yeah, yeah
Dodgin’ cops, watchin’ out for opps, yeah, yeah

[Verse 1]
Take a trip, uh, down my block, yeah, yeah
Got his bitch, grabbin’ on my cock, yeah, yeah
Yeah, my piece hit, yeah, that pack shipped
Yeah, my piece hit, ’cause that pack shipped
Yeah, piece hit, my pack shipped
I made a hundred racks and I put it all in a spaceship
I made a hundred racks, if I want ya head, put it on ya
And I got her p*ssy drippin’ wet like a sauna
I’m rockin’ the Gucci, the Louis, the Ricky, the Prada
This choppa go ‘blooey, kablooey, they don’t want no drama
Aye

[Bridge]
‘Cause I got them big racks, I’m smokin’ on big pack
I got them big racks, big racks
I got the big racks, I got the big racks, yeah

[Verse 2]
My bitch in Céline
Mix the Percs with lean
Off the molly bean

Pulled up to the scene
Decarnin Balmain jeans
All of the money, it’s green
Off of these drugs, I fiend
Tiny Ricky jeans
Jacket, it’s Craig Green
I got my mind right
This Xan got my mind right
Smokin’ pressure right
Smokin’ pressure right
Glocky earned my stripe
[?] stripe
Hit you with the Glock, I earned my stripe
Kill you
Earn my stripe
Pop Oxyco’, she off the coke
Moncler my coat, Moncler my coat
Moncler my coat, Moncler my coat
Moncler my coat, uh, yeah

[Chorus]
Oh
She love molly, she can’t help it (Help)
Dodgin’ cops, watchin’ out for opps, yeah, yeah
Dodgin’ cops, watchin’ out for opps, yeah, yeah

[Outro]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ooh, ooh, yeah
Ooh, ooh, yeah
Ooh, ooh, yeah
Ooh, ooh, yeah

[Part 2]

[Verse]
I rely on drugs ’cause I had no friends
I rely on drugs ’cause I had no friends
If I had love, would you be here in the end?
If I had love, would you be here in the end?
I do lots of fraud, yeah, I bought me a Benz
You want me, you want me
Babygirl, you want me, you want me
[?] back of the Benz
Hundred came in with the beam
Oh, oh

Ella Mae Morse – Ain’t That A Shame Lyrics

You made me cry
When you said goodbye
Ain’t that a shame?
Oh, my tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

You broke my heart
When you said we’d part
Ain’t that a shame?
Oh, my tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

You’re the one to blame

You made me cry
When you said goodbye
Ain’t that a shame?
Oh, my tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

Oh, well good, goodbye
Although I’m gonna cry
Ain’t that a shame?
Oh, my tears fell like rain
Ain’t that a shame?
You’re the one to blame

White 2115 – Wampir Lyrics

[Intro]
Jezu Chryste, Kubi!

[Zwrotka 1]
Wyjebane mam teraz
Miałem pokój, no i materac
Koło głowy komiks Marvela
Wtedy chciałem być jak oni w marzeniach
Nie czarny charakter jak pantera
Znowu nocą płynę sam w melanż
Nie mów kochanie, że trap zmienia mnie (nie, nie, nie)
Hajs zmienia mnie (czemu nie ma ciebie obok teraz)
Mówili o mnie plotki, mówili dorośnij
No to szmaty stałem się dorosły

[Refren]
Żyję nocą tak jak wampir
Dookoła puste panny
Po mieście lawirują ludzie martwi
Czekają na to, aż w końcu zatańczysz
Ona wie, że ze mnie wampir
Ona wie, że ze mnie wampir
Ona wie, że ze mnie wampir
Mimo to chce ze mną tańczyć

[Zwrotka 2]
Klaszcz w dłonie, tyle już minęło

A ja sam stoję i nawet kurwa nie licz na to
Że kiedyś zadzwonię, bo już dobrze wiesz, że znowu zawiodę
Uhu wiesz, że znowu zawiodę
Uhu, don [?] weź nam polej
Uhu, [?] leży na stole
Uhu ciepłe słowa na koniec (kocham cię)
Nienawidzę kłamstw, przebijają moje serce niczym pal
Chociaż dawno jest jak głaz to dalej kruche jak ze szkła

[Refren]
Żyję nocą tak jak wampir
Dookoła puste panny
Po mieście lawirują ludzie martwi
Czekają na to, aż w końcu zatańczysz
Ona wie, że ze mnie wampir
Ona wie, że ze mnie wampir
Ona wie, że ze mnie wampir
Mimo to chce ze mną tańczyć

Dizzee Rascal – Leisure Lyrics

[Intro]
But I do it at my leisure

[Chorus]
I do it at my leisure, I make it look easy
I do it at my leisure, you breddas can’t see me
I do it at my leisure, I couldn’t give a toss man
I do it at my leisure, cause I’m my own boss man

[Verse 1]
Everybody’s chatting, I don’t see nobody backing
I just see a lot of acting and I see a lot of slacking
Personally, I think the streets are lacking
Decency attack, cause there’s no unity or honour among thieves
And that’s a fact
Now everybody’s hyping over crack and hyping over gats

[Chorus]
I do it at my leisure, I make it look easy
I do it at my leisure, you breddas can’t see me
I do it at my leisure, I couldn’t give a toss man
I do it at my leisure, cause I’m my own boss man

[Verse 2]
Get breddas always saying, ‘Keep it real, keep it real’

Running around the street or running their mouth

[Chorus]
I do it at my leisure, I make it look easy
I do it at my leisure, you breddas can’t see me
I do it at my leisure, I couldn’t give a toss man
I do it at my leisure, cause I’m my own boss man

[Verse 3]
Don’t need no rubber, dog, don’t need no west-end club
Cheap scrub, tried to holler at me acting like it’s love
Fake f*cks, say they claiming blood, say they claiming crip
No rap sheet on their ear, lots of bullshit coming out their lips

[Chorus]
I do it at my leisure, I make it look easy
I do it at my leisure, you breddas can’t see me
I do it at my leisure, I couldn’t give a toss man
I do it at my leisure, cause I’m my own boss man

Middle Class Rut – Tax On Death Lyrics

The government says you better pay Tax On Death
They’re gonna come and find all the money you hid
Life’s a business like a sickness
You play the game or you end up on the shit list
I look and see you running right now
Ready to fight now I’m scared white now
Dreams I slept through are outta sight now
Hook in the water 10 years no bite now
I’m living and dying ok
Strangler Days with no sick pay
Weeks and months without no say
I move ahead but in my head I think

I don’t even know anymore
Where I want to go anymore
What I want to do anymore
Emotional lock down ahead
The prison gate shuts
The vision is dead
I don’t even know anymore
Where I want to go anymore
What I want to do anymore
The world is hungry and sick

Of the f*cked kings and the lies that run it

The warning signs they don’t stick
So get a cup make a sign get rich
Shit on the side of the road in a ditch
Live on a freeway exit the taxpayer gets it
But there’s a new knot in your chest
So hold the phones the heart needs rest
Hook up machines and run your tests
The devil came home and your god just left

I don’t even know anymore
Where I want to go anymore
What I want to do anymore
Emotional outbreak ahead
Riots on the yard and the warden is dead
I don’t even know anymore
Where I want to go anymore
What I want to do anymore
The world is sick and it’s torn
The rules just bend and the people move on

The rules just bend and the people move on

I Am They – Even Me Lyrics

He knows my thoughts
The things that no one sees
He knows my heart
It’s every broken piece
Somehow still I’m held by this one thing
And somehow still I’m held by this one thing

Yes, Jesus loves me
Even me, even me
I stand forgiven and free
Even me, even me

He knows my past
The choices I have made
When I have wandered
When I pushed away
Somehow still I’m held by this one thing
Somehow still I’m held by this one thing

Yes, Jesus loves me
Even me, even me

I stand forgiven and free
Even me, even me
Even me, yes even me

Nothing could ever stop this love
Nothing could ever take it away
My life was lost, His life He gave
Even to the grave, even to the grave
Even to the grave

Yes, Jesus loves me
Even me, even me
I stand forgiven and free
Even me, he loves even me

Yes, Jesus loves me
Even me, even me
I stand forgiven and free
Even me, he loves even me
Even me, he loves even me
Even me, even me

Horseshoe Gang – My Last Song Lyrics

[Verse 1: Julius Luciano]
Ey, how do I go on from this
I’m mad at life, I got a bone to pick
I feel like me and life broke a wishbone and I got the short end of the bone and shit
My plan A ain’t working, and my plan B it don’t exist
I got a pot to piss in but my window of opportunity is closed so where do I throw the piss
I gave this game my all nigga, I say it ain’t my fault nigga
I ain’t to blame, I chase the fame, I can’t explain it at all, hold up
Crook paved the way for us raw spitters
But the game just favored you soft niggas
My fame chasin’ was pain stakin, now I chase my pain with malt liquor
But I did everything thing that I could
We the best rappers whose name is not Crook
Leave the game, I won’t be ashamed but f*ck you if you say that I should
Yeah, I was denied my perks, I won’t lie, that hurts
f*ck this song, this is my last verse
Wanna get it over with that’s why I rap first

[Hook: Demetrius Capone]
I did everything that I could
I did everything that I should
If I could say it again then I would
But I’m tellin’ the game that I’m good
(x2)
I gotta say so long, say so long
I can’t go on, I ain’t that strong
I gotta say so long, why it take so long
I can’t go on, this my last song, ohh

[Verse 2: Demetrius Capone]
I didn’t get my fair shake
Even though I’m as good as a Wayne or a Drake
I even try to follow Jay’s
Blueprint but now I got’s to say
So long I’m finished
I don’t really understand what God intended
I could have been a nigga on the top
The second coming of Pac but I’m not
Man I don’t get it, Yeah, this shit hurt
Tears in my eye as I spit this verse
Talkin’ to God, could you lift this curse
Now I gotta find me a different purpose

In life, what to do
All I can tell is the f*ckin’ truth
Music took me, my brothers’ and my mother’s youth
Now I just want a f*ckin’ truce
I’m in love with rap, but my life-long love never loved me back
I done lost every woman I had cause of the love for rap
But now I’m gone, I ain’t coming back
I be like f*ck niggas, this game’s for f*ck niggas
This game ain’t for real niggas with no skills, nah they don’t f*ck with us

[Hook]

[Verse 3: Andrew ‘Dice’ Dinero]
Y’all made me go, go, y’all made me go
Will I come back? Maybe so, so
But maybe no, mothaf*ck the radio
Mothaf*ck them videos
Niggas be dressing like any old thing
Wearing them skinny clothes
f*ck that shit, f*ck that shit, a nigga like me won’t pretend to be
Something I’m not, something I’m not, I won’t sell my soul to this industry
I’m a grown-ass man with a grown-ass plan
And I won’t get f*cked on some broke back shit
If you don’t understand I’m an old damn man, then yo I’m up, yo I quit

[Verse 4: Kenny Siegel]
Used to love rap, like will I stop? Never
But if it’s cold enough to be f*ckin’ Crooked’s
Someone as dope as my older brother, Crook, whose five times better
Over years get to thinkin’, will I rhyme ever
I may as well flip a bird, ’till flippin words
Flip a burner or flip a burger somewhere
Rappers talk like they hustlin’, and bubblin’ but strugglin’ in 2 seconds from hustlin’ the bus fare
Kind of reminds me of a broke Xbox disc, this game really don’t play
All it’ll cost is that soul of yours, and every goal of yours, you could believe you gon’ pay
Man, I be like f*ck niggas, this game’s for f*ck niggas
This game ain’t for real niggas with no skill, nah they don’t f*ck with us

[Hook]