Curren$y (feat. Corner Boy P) – "Viva La Life"

V Playlist: Curren$y x Corner Boy P, Alexis Jordan x J.Cole, Black Thought, And More

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1. Curren$y (feat. Corner Boy P) – "Viva La Life"
This beat is just such a great sample, that as long as there's a dope MC behind the mic the result will be favorable. Thankfully, both Spitta and P meet expectations.

2. Alexis Jordan (feat. J.Cole) – "Acid Rain"
Cole going in over a techno club-hit? As odd as that sounds, that's exactly what happens on "Acid Rain." Ravers & molly-poppers will enjoy every minute of this, but the hip-hop heads might turn their heads while screaming "Sellout!" Overall though, your opinion about this fist-pumper will definitely be based off your feelings about Europop.

3. Black Thought – "Rage Is Back"
With a seasoned vet killing it over one of hip-hop's most revered beats, there's simply nothing bad you can say about this. Much respect, BT.

4. Big Noyd, Large Professor & Kool G Rap – "Naturally Born"
If the upcoming Coalmine Records' compilation album, Unearthed, sounds anything like this banger—which serves as the first single off the project—we can't wait to hear more. Shoutout to Queens though.

5. Jon B - "Rockin Your Beautiful"
Production-wise, "Rockin Your Beautiful" isn't really what we were expecting from JB. That's not exactly a bad thing—it actually shows he's willing to try different things with his sound—but smooth, laid-back joints are your thing, homie. Stick to that for a while.

6. Mach Five - Art Rap
The strong point of Art Rap is clearly in the production, which puts you in the mind of the 90s hip-hop cuts of Pharcyde & Camp Lo. The LP features collaborations from Trinidad Jame$, Chippy Nonstop and Gangsta Boo, with production creds from DJ Burn One. Standout tracks include "The Juxtaposition," the smooth acoustic-meets-hip-hop banger "Gone Are The Dayz," and "We Ballin'"—which features a cleverly placed "Didn't Cha Know" sample.

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We've all seen how married rappers Papoose and Remy have championed the feeling, but now we have the theme song for the movement of "Black Love." Producer to the stars, Salaam Remi has enlisted the talents of the golden voiced siren, Teedra Moses and the world's favorite DJ, D-Nice for this feel good roller-skating jam.

The video, directed by Remi and @itsjustati⁣, takes place on "Black Love Beach" and has Moses dancing freely through the sands and spotlights other couples hugged up and smiling throughout the clip. The rolling bassline and the way the drums hit compliment Moses' high flying vocals of just wanting to love her significant other. Give a big shout out to the wonderful video edits, by Tatiana Crooks, of a quarantining D-Nice interspersed.

You'll be able to find the song on the upcoming full length album by Remi titled Black On Purpose.  What you'll also find on that album is the winner of the #VIBEIsItBecauseImBlackContest

Remi chose the winner, @B_Trenton (Congrats!) and he will be featured on the remixed version of the song, "Is It Cus I'm Black," previously released a few weeks ago. Partnering with VIBE for the search, Remi cycled through the contestants and picked the winner on the connection he felt to his vocals. The prize was being featured on the track along side of Anthony Hamilton, Black Thought, Cee-Lo Green, Syleena Johnson, & Stephen Marley. Check out the IG Live he conducted with B Trenton below.


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Video Premiere: Kay Anthony Links With Dot Demo On New Single "Bless Me"

It's a meeting of the dope guys. I say that with all realness as I've been a witness of seeing these two incredible MCs come up and claim their spots these last few years. They have done the solo push through the murky waters of being independent artists, learning the ups and downs of the music industry. After collecting their bumps and bruises, Kay Anthony of Brooklyn and Dot Demo of the Bronx are finally in their full swing of producing songs that showcase their matured sounds and amazing visuals.

Linking on Anthony's newest single, "Bless Me," the fellas flow and find pockets of greatness that will surely be a marker of times to come. The music has a deep pulse feel and is a smoker's delight, with it's wavy bassline and cool out hook: "Asking for the universe to bless..." The visuals, shot by Chapter.02, are smooth and "we outside-ish."

Dot Demo and Kay Anthony are the unexpected duo that you didn't know you needed. Check their latest full projects of music below.

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Cardi B Returns With “WAP” Video Feat. Megan Thee Stallion

After a nine-month music hiatus, Cardi B delivered a new single. The Bronx rapper unveiled the music video for, “WAP,” featuring Meghan Thee Stallion on Friday (Aug. 7).

Ahead of the single's release, Cardi and Meg hopped on YouTube for a live stream session with fans. The colorful music video features guest appearances from Normani, Rosalia and more.

On Tuesday (Aug. 4), Cardi posted an emotional video on Instagram thanking everyone for the positive feedback on the “WAP” announcement and album artwork. The single is also being sold on vinyl and cassette tape.

“Thank ya’ll so much for all the love I received,” Cardi said. “Ya’ll don’t even know how ya’ll had me feeling. I haven’t dropped a song in nine months so I feel like I’m staring all over again. The feeling that I had yesterday, ya’ll really had me tears. From my fans to people that [are] probably not really my fans, they were showing so much love and support for this new song.

“I just wanna say thank ya’ll so much. Ya’ll don’t even know how ya’ll had me feeling,” she continued. “Ya’ll had me f*cking crying.”


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The track marks Megan's latest major collaboration after Beyonce joined her on “Savage” remix, which landed the Houston rapper her first No. 1 single. “Wap” could end up being the second chart-topper for both Cardi and Meg.

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