J. Cole will be dropping a brand new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, in exactly one week on Friday, December 9. The pre-order has gone live, revealing there will be 10 tracks on the album. The release date is the exact same day as Cole released his double platinum effort, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, two years ago – so clearly he enjoys December 9!
Shortly after the announcement, Cole released a 40-minute documentary on TIDAL called Eyez, and it included a visual for one of the album’s songs, “False Prophets.” The lyrics are rather interesting, as Cole appears to be not only gunning for Kanye West, but taking some jabs at his homie Wale as well!
Check out the lyrics and the documentary below, along with the rest of today’s biggest stories!
Drake made a mini-movie for the video to “Child’s Play,” and tapped none other than the beautiful Tyra Banks as his [crazy] leading lady. Why she gotta argue with him at Cheesecake? She know he like to go there!
The Spliff TV-directed video also features Drizzy‘s homie OB O’Brien, but here he’s Texas Hammer…Jr. LOL! Check out the 12-minute long Apple Music exclusive below!
Ty Dolla $ign has announced the inaugural ‘Dolla Day‘ concert, taking place September 25 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. This will coincide with the release of his new mixtape, Campaign, which hits retailers on September 23. It will also be held in conjunction with Respect My Vote!, encouraging attendees to hit the polls!
Tickets are only $5 and available here, but if you’re not in the area, the show will be streamed via TIDAL. I, however, will make sure I’m in the area. LOL.
Below, check out the Campaign visual “Zaddy,” shot during Ty‘s recent trip to Japan.
Last night, Kanye West used his time on the VMAs stage to premiere the video to his Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone-assisted single off of TLOP, “Fade.” Though none of the aforementioned musicians appeared in the visual, singer/actress/G.O.O.D. Music signee Teyana Taylor made up for it, as she showed off her amazing body in an 80s-inspired dance routine. There was also a cameo from her boyfriend, NBA star Iman Shumpert, and their beautiful daughter Junie.
Also premiering on the VMAs was Ariana Grande‘s video for “Side To Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj. The pair performed the song at the show, using props similar to the aesthetic in the actual video. Between this one and “Fade,” one thing was made quite clear – we all need to get our butts to the gym!
These videos below, plus new visuals from Belly and Kehlani, Gucci Mane and more!
Frank Ocean finally delivered for real this week. Not once, but twice. After dropping his [somewhat bizarre] visual album Endless late last week, the elusive singer came through with the official project he’d been promising for literally years, Blonde. (It’s also printed as Blond in other places.) Though he’d announced last year that it would be called Boys Don’t Cry, the name clearly changed – but he did release a limited edition magazine alongside the album with that name.
Frank opened surprise pop-up shops in New York City, London, Chicago and Los Angeles on the day of the release, and offered the magazine along with a hard copy of the album for free. Inside the mag, readers found new photos, poems by Frank, an interview with him and Lil B, a rhyme about McDonald’s from Kanye West and much more. Contributors listed in the credits for the magazine included Ye, Tyler, the Creator, James Blake, A$AP Rocky and more. As for the album, Beyoncé has featured vocals, as does Kendrick Lamar, and Andre 3000 appears for a guest verse.
Below, stream the album via Apple Music, plus check out pics of the mag from Billboard writer Steven Horowitz and the first music video from the album, “Nikes.”
Shot last month in L.A., YG drops the visual to his Still Brazy single, “Why You Always Hatin?” The track features Drake and newcomer Kamaiyah, and shows the trio living lavishly as they turn up through the streets of the City of Angels. (I had the pleasure of stopping by the set while they were shooting too – good times!)
Check out these visuals below, plus new videos from DJ Esco and Future, Tinashe, Young Thug and Travi$ Scott with Quavo and more.
Last night, Joey Bada$$ had a creative way to premiere the video to his hit single, “Devastated.” Grabbing his own double-decker bus, the Pro Era rapper toured select locations throughout Manhattan and his hometown of Brooklyn, stopping to show the video, sell some merch and even perform the song.
The night before, Joey revealed a map with the approximate locations the ‘Devastated Bus’ would be stopping at, then tweeted the exact coordinates just moments before pulling up. The results were amazing, as tons of fans poured into the streets to turn up with the young star.
“Today was so lit,” Joey wrote on Snapchat later that night. “I’m very happy.”
Check out fan clips from the day below, as well as the official video.