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5 Reasons You Need To Hear Rick Ross' 'God Forgives, I Don't' Album

This summer is just flying by, isn't it? It seems like just yesterday Rick Ross was announcing the title of his next album, God Forgives, I Don't, and preparing to do promo for it. And now, the album is less than three weeks away.

Earlier this week, we got our first look at exactly what to expect from GFID when the official tracklist for the album hit the Internet. And while a solid tracklist isn't always indicative of how good (or bad!) an album will be, we were excited to see a few things on it. It's really got us looking forward to what Rick Ross has in store for us on his new album.

We think you should be pumped for GFID, too. So, we went ahead and put together a list of the 5 Reasons You Should Be Excited After Seeing The Tracklist For Rick Ross' New Album, God Forgives, I Don't. Start counting down the days 'til it drops now…—Chris Yuscavage

Reason #1: Jay-Z and Dr. Dre both make guest appearances on the song, "3 Kings."
Do we really need to explain this one? Even if the song completely sucks—which we doubt—it's always monumental when you bring three artists as big as Ross, Jay, and Dre together and put them on the same track. It'll be hard for them to live up to the hype that they caused when the tracklist first dropped. But, it'll sure be fun to hear them try.

Reason #2: Andre 3000 makes a guest appearance on the song, "Sixteen."
Dre doesn't typically hop on songs with just anybody. Although he's also featured on Frank Ocean's debut, Channel Orange, right now, he tends to stay out of the limelight and limit the amount of guest verses he drops every year. So, it really says something that he thought highly enough of Ross at this point in his career to get on his new album. It'll be interesting to hear these two on a track together.

Reason #3: Ross has decided to continue the "Maybach Music" series of songs.
We're a little bit disappointed to see that Ne-Yo is the only artist featured on "Maybach Music IV" (both "Maybach Music 2" and "Maybach Music III" were posse cuts). But, at the same time, we're glad that Ross hasn't discontinued the "Maybach Music" songs. And, it actually makes us even more excited to see what he has in store for us on it since he decided to go at it alone this time.

Reason #4: There aren't two dozen guest appearances by Maybach Music Group artists.
Don't get it twisted: We love us some Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley, and Omarion. But, the MMG album, Self Made, Vol. 2, literally just dropped. So, we're glad that Ross decided to limit the number of appearances made by MMG artists on his solo project. That's the way it should be.

Reason #5: The song titles that Ross has chosen are, if nothing else, intriguing.
Typically, rappers aren't super creative when it comes to picking out song titles. Most of the time, we can tell what a song is about simply by reading the song title. Not so here. With song titles like "Pirates," "Diced Pineapples," and even "Ashamed," Ross already has us wondering what some of these songs are about. Other artists, take note: This is how you get our attention with your tracklist. Well done, Rozay.

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Tucked neatly behind her dark sunglasses, the songstress began her set strapped to a mustard yellow guitar with a host of back-up musicians accompanying the 21-year-old on her first solo journey with "Tiny Desk." She previously appeared on the performance series in June 2018 alongside collaborator Daniel Caesar to bring their single "Best Part" to life.

The singer began with "Going (Interlude)," a low-tempo song ushering a heavy-hearted feel into the 18-minute-performance. Keeping with the melancholy vibes planted by the first single, Gabriella Wilson – best known by her three-letter-moniker –  delivered a stunning rendition of "Feel A Way." With two-final transitions, the singer-songwriter concluded her act with "Focus," a throw back from the 2017 EP that gained her worldwide recognition, H.E.R. Volume 1.

Switching from strings to keys, Wilson sat peacefully before a keyboard playing the melody she crafted for the crowd favorite. Chaperoning the performance to a close, Wilson and her background singers played a vocal game of tag as the band jazzed up the slow beats until the set officially wrapped.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Given Monday's (Dec. 10) debate about who's the king of R&B, one of the names that steadily popped up in the conversation has stepped onto the scene. In a visual promotion for his A soundscape, Usher released the video for "Peace Sign" alongside producer Zaytoven.

Previously, the pair hit the studio for an eight-track project that pays respect to their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. It was surprise-released in October and effortlessly fuses ATL's aura on the soundscape. Now, the "Peace Sign" video puts that decision into cinematic motion.

"Atlanta offers a certain attitude and a sauce that I can't explain, and it is a little bit in 'No Limit,' it is a little bit in 'TNT.' I'm literally talking sh*t, man," he said in an interview with The Fader. "I'm popping sh*t that I haven't popped, like really ever. And that's what being in the moment creates. When you have months and months to think about it and you begin to analyze all the people who you need to think of and what you want this entire project to work out, you'll lose certain elements of your spontaneity an incredible culture that just happens in the moment. I didn't give that space. I really was honest with the feelings, I was honest with the conversation and I was really in the moment. And I thank Zay for that."

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