Frank Ocean (Feat. Andre 3000) – "Pink Matter" Frank Ocean (Feat. Andre 3000) – "Pink Matter"
Frank Ocean Grabs Andre 3000 For The Song "Pink Matter" Off His Debut channel ORANGE.

V Playlist: Frank Ocean x Andre 3000, Wiz Khalifa x Busta Rhymes, GLC, Chance The Rapper, Fat Trel

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1. Frank Ocean (Feat. Andre 3000) – "Pink Matter"
With innovation always looming on his mind, Three Stacks comes through to assist Frank Ocean with a show-stopping verse about missing a loved one. His voice is light and vulnerable, echoing the reflective ballad that Frank anchors with his beautifully wrenching vocals. The two close the track with in-sync harmony, providing some classic bars before an abrupt end. Frank has done it again.

Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Busta Rhymes) – "Different Cloth"
Veteran rappers trying to shoot back into the spotlight seem to be looking for a revival by young talent these days. For Busta, Wiz Khalifa proves to be his go-to sidekick. The catchy hooks and swaggerific raps about being on the top floor are lightening rods for the new generation of music fans to flock to. Sledgren provides a dope beat, although Taylor Gang in-house producers are tending to gravitate towards the same collective sound repeatedly. Guess that's not an issue cares when they’re "young and wild and free."

3. GLC (Feat. The Magistrates and Kids These Days) – "Pimp You"
GLC's Southern twang allows for easy listening to old school wisdom on resisting the pimping of hip-hop culture. His lyrics are a little unimaginative, but the expected fire that Blended Babies blesses us with, paired alongside the additional hook from live hip-hop wunderkinds,Kids These Days, make this easy to follow along to.

Chance The Rapper – "Burn This City"
Chi-town's Chance is definitely an underrated talent. Although he's been putting in steady work for a while now with minor notoriety, on this new offering from Odd Couple’s free EP (featuring a slew of tight artists), Chance keeps it short and efficient with a reggae-influenced flow that makes you want to abuse the replay button. With a trippy guitar behind him, Chance flows with dexterity and a unique delivery that gives off young Damian Marley vibes—if he was a rapper with healthier lungs and less stress of course.

5. Fat Trel – "Here We Go"
DC favorite Fat Trel has been bubbling on the underground circuit for some time now. With his latest mixtape Nightmare On E Street, showcasing beats from Big K.R.I.T., Lex Luger, and Harry Fraud, Trel has continued to reach more fans with his new music. This track hails from his next project Respekt, produced by Taylor Gang’s Sledgren. Paired with Sled's snapping beat, it’s hard to tell whether Trel rings you in with his hooks or his verses.

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On Mar. 1, the Atlanta native's Rap Or Go To The League project will hit streaming services and music store shelves after being teased for some time. "It's been quite the journey to get here," the "Spend It" rapper wrote on Twitter Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 19). "All night studio sessions, reflecting, & opening up on these records or as I call it therapy! This is my each one teach one body of work, I wanna celebrate black excellence!"

An Apple Music documentary will also accompany the album's debut. In a 60-second teaser, viewers witness Chainz and James in the studio discussing the possibility of a deluxe album and selecting guest artists for features. Rap Or Go To The League is Chainz's fifth studio album, what's being described as "his most personal, most lyrical, most soulful to date."

The soundscape arrives after Chainz released two EPs last year: The Play Don't Care Who Makes It and Hot Wings Are A Girl's Best Friend.

It’s been quite the journey to get here. All night studio sessions, reflecting, & opening up on these records or as I call it therapy! This is my each one teach one body of work, I wanna celebrate black excellence! ..... “Rap Or Go To The League” the album A&R by @KingJames 3/1 pic.twitter.com/08Y2fYKJ6X

— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) February 19, 2019

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Meek Mill Responds To Comedian Michael Rapaport's Critique

While Meek Mill's pregame performance at the NBA All-Star game on Sunday (Feb. 17) may have been praised by many on Twitter, there was one person who was not impressed by the Philadelphia rapper's appearance. Comedian/actor Michael Rapaport used his Twitter account to critique Mill, but the latter didn't hold his tongue back either.

"Aye @michaelrapaport don't ever use the word trash when you speaking on nothing from our culture unless you tryna get trashed," Meek wrote. "#2 who gave you authorization to be speaking on us? #3 what you charging now?"

Aye @michealrapaport don’t ever use the word trash when you speaking on nothing from our culture unless you tryna get trashed 🤫 #2 who gave you authorization to be speaking on us? #3 what you charging now? Last time I seen You you wanted a selfie 🥴 be great tho on the net 🤷🏾‍♂️

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 18, 2019

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Where I’m from, if you get dragged by DRAKE & don’t respond you’re & always will be WACK.

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People catching feelings, cause you know I’m right about Meek Mill

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— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) February 18, 2019

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