Beyoncé shares new song “Spirit” from upcoming album The Lion King: The Gift

Beyoncé has announced a new album straight outta Pride Rock. A companion piece to Disney’s upcoming live-action remake, it’s called The Lion King: The Gift and features a number of international artists picked by Queen Bey herself. In anticipation of its July 19th release, she’s unlocked her own new anthem titled, “Spirit”. “This is sonic cinema,” she says of the album in a statement. “This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.” “Spirit” finds Bey collaborating with Lebo M. and the great Hans Zimmer. In an interview with Fandango, director Jon Favreau explained, “They were all collaborating with her and helping to bring this new piece of music into a film where there’s already a very established musical personality to the piece. So it was nice of them to have them working with her to allow the new song to feel organically a part of the new production.” Beyoncé further elaborated on the album itself: “I wanted to put […]

The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” one-room shack is available to rent for $4,000 a month

Notorious B.I.G. in the Juicy video Hip-hop fans searching for a place to live, look no further. Notorious B.I.G.’s childhood home is currently available to rent in Brooklyn. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, the late legend’s 972-square-foot Clinton Hill apartment is up for grabs at a steal of $4,000 a month. Although Biggie called it a “shack” in his hit single “Juicy”, the space has since been refurbished with new floors, appliances, and countertops. “It’s so calm and residential now,” real estate agent Fabienne Lecole told the New York Post, “It’s hard to imagine it’s the same street that he sang about with all the drugs and gunfire. It couldn’t be more different.” Here’s the full listing via Compass: Amazing three-bedroom home with additional den/office and separate dining room with best light is now available for rent in the desired neighborhood of Clinton Hill historic district. The limestone eight-unit condominium prewar building was recently renovated and maintains gorgeous pre-war details, like hardwood floors and high ceilings. The kitchen has been has granite countertops, stainless appliances and lots of storage. This home also features a windowed dining room and a spacious southeast facing living room with an additional office. The building offers […]

Rihanna hints at possible title for new reggae album

Rihanna has had her Navy itching with anticipation since teasing a new album back in winter. Now, in a new interview with T Magazine, she’s confirmed that she’s still hard at work on the effort — and that fans may be impacting the final product. The Barbados Ambassador reiterated that the project is indeed a reggae record, though she refrained from giving any firm timeline for its completion. She added that she’s leaning towards calling the LP — which will mark her ninth full-length — R9, a name that her Navy has been drilling into her head. “So far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy,” she said. “I’m about to call it that probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this ‘R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?’ How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?” (Read: 10 Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2019) Elsewhere, RiRi once again touched on her deteriorated relationship with Drake. Last summer, she said the pop stars “don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either,” so it shouldn’t be surprising that she doesn’t see another “Work”-level collaboration in the near future. “Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening,” […]

ScHoolboy Q drops new single “CrasH”: Stream

This Friday, ScHoolboy Q will return with his latest album, CrasH Talk , via Top Dawg Entertainment. In anticipation, he’s unveiled one final preview track. “CrasH” comes on the heels of previously revealed offerings “Numb Numb Juice” featuring Tyler, the Creator and “CHopstix” featuring Travis Scott. While these past two singles sported special guests, this latest number finds the Los Angeles rapper on his own, spitting an easy flow over the two-and-a-half-minute song’s laidback beat. Listen to “CrasH” below. CrasH Talk follows up ScHoolboy Q’s acclaimed 2016 Blank Face LP and a handful of one-off songs and collaborations. The 14-track collection also sports cameos from Kid Cudi, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Ty Dolla $ign, and YG Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa make dedications to Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller at Coachella: Watch

Coachella brought all the biggest names in music to the California dessert this weekend, but many artists took time to pay tribute to those who weren’t able to be there. At his early evening set on Friday, Jaden Smith was the first to shout out Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on March 31st. Through his autotuned mic, he said, “We just lost a legendary person, an amazing man, a legendary MC, so I want to use this time here up on stage on Coachella to just say R.I.P Nipsey Hussle. We love you,” before taking a brief moment of silence. Anderson .Paak next gave nods to both Mac Miller, who passed in September, and Nipsey. As .Paak and his Free Nationals closed their set with the Miller collaboration “Dang” off the latter’s The Devine Feminine, he told the crowd to put “One hand in the air for my brother, I miss him so much, Mac Miller.” He added, “One hand in the air for my brother, Nipsey Hussle!” On Saturday, Wiz Khalifa promised that “the Marathon always gonna continue, my brother,” referencing Nipsey’s 2010 mixtape and brand. He told the crowd to make some noise for the late MC […]

Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa make dedications to Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller at Coachella: Watch

Coachella brought all the biggest names in music to the California dessert this weekend, but many artists took time to pay tribute to those who weren’t able to be there. At his early evening set on Friday, Jaden Smith was the first to shout out Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on March 31st. Through his autotuned mic, he said, “We just lost a legendary person, an amazing man, a legendary MC, so I want to use this time here up on stage on Coachella to just say R.I.P Nipsey Hussle. We love you,” before taking a brief moment of silence. Anderson .Paak next gave nods to both Mac Miller, who passed in September, and Nipsey. As .Paak and his Free Nationals closed their set with the Miller collaboration “Dang” off the latter’s The Devine Feminine, he told the crowd to put “One hand in the air for my brother, I miss him so much, Mac Miller.” He added, “One hand in the air for my brother, Nipsey Hussle!” On Saturday, Wiz Khalifa promised that “the Marathon always gonna continue, my brother,” referencing Nipsey’s 2010 mixtape and brand. He told the crowd to make some noise for the late MC […]

One dead, three injured in shooting during Nipsey Hussle procession

One person was shot and killed, and several others were injured, during the procession that followed Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service this afternoon at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. LAPD Chief of Police Michel Moore confirmed that four people were shot at the intersection of 103 St. and Main St. by suspects driving a gray Hyundai. The victims are described as three men and one woman between the ages of 30 and 50. Currently, it is unknown who died. Nipsey Hussle himself was shot and killed on March 31st at his Marathon Clothing Company in LA. It was recently announced that the same intersection wherein his store is located will be renamed in his honor. At today’s memorial service, music luminaries including Kendrick, JAY-Z, and Snoop Dogg, as well as former president Barack Obama, all paid their respects to Nipsey Hussle. In the midst of this procession we have a multi-4 Shooting at 103 St and Main St. Victims are 3 Male Blacks and 1 Female Black – ages from 30-50 years old. Tragically one is deceased. Suspects in gray Hyundai fired on the victims. We must stop this senseless violence. — Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) April 12, 2019 Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Kanye West sued by family of little girl sampled in “Ultralight Beam”

One of the many joys of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo single “Ultralight Beam” is hearing the sample of that little girl praying in the very beginning. Unfortunately for Yeezy, that heavenly voice is now sending him into legal hell. As TMZ reports, Andrew and Shirley Green, the legal guardians of Natalie, the then-four-year-old whose prayer went viral in early 2016, claim that Kanye asked the wrong parents for permission to use the sample. In court documents obtained by TMZ, the Greens, who adopted Natalie in December 2012, claim that Kanye cleared the sample through Natalie’s biological mother Alice Johnson, who has no authorization. What’s more, they state that Johnson never received a written license or payment in the aftermath, and are now currently seeking profits from the single in addition to other unspecified damages. Revisit the track below, followed by the original viral video.. [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Erykah Badu defends R. Kelly: “Everyone who’s been involved has been hurt”

Many musicians have publicly distanced themselves from R Kelly amidst allegations of sexual abuse. Even French Montana, who initially defended the embattled R&B singer, later issued a statement to express his support for Kelly’s alleged victims. There is, however, at least one musician still willing to defend Kelly. While performing in Chicago on Saturday night, Erykah Badu paused her concert to “say a prayer right now for [Kelly].” Badu initially acknowledged Kelly’s allegations — “I hope he sees the light of day if he’s done all those things we’ve seen on TV.” However, after some audience members began shouting, “Fuck him!”, Badu seemed to jump to Kelly’s defense. “That’s not love. What if one of the people who was assaulted by R Kelly grows up to become an offender?” Badu asked. “We gonna crucify them too? How do we do this? Just something to think about.” Badu acknowledged that her comments would be met with criticism. “They’re about to R Kelly me to death on the Internet,” she quipped, before adding, “I just want peace and love for everybody, healing for everybody. Healing for those who’ve been hurt, because everyone who’s been involved has been hurt.” TMZ obtained video of Badu’s remarks, which you can watch […]