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Papoose Drops 'Nacirema Dream' Tracklist + Liner Notes

A decade in the making, Papoose will drop his debut, The Nacirema Dream, on March 26. It features contributions from Mobb Deep, Erykah Badu, DJ Premier, and his incarcerated wife Remy Ma.

"I've been working on this album my entire life," writes Papoose in the liner notes. "... I know all of you have been waiting for a long time, but due to circumstances beyond my control the album was delayed as the world waited and became impatient."

"Nacerima" is "American" spelled backwards. The term was made popular by anthropologists, especially after the publishing of Horace Miner's 1956 paper "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" that paints modern-day Americans like a freakish North American tribe. But, for Papoose, Nacerima has a different meaning.

"One of the reasons why I chose this title, is because people from all corners of the world risk their lives to come to this country in search of the AMERICAN DREAM," the Brooklyn rapper goes on. "People go to work for from 9 to 5 in search of the AMERICAN DREAM. People commit crimes, risk they freedom, some even loose their lives in search of the AMERICAN DREAM, which brings me to the conclusion that no matter what race, color or creed you are, this is something that all of humanity has in common and through this title I can communicate with the world!"

The Nacirema Dream tracklist:
1. INTRO
2. Motion Picture
3. Mother Ghetto
4. Aim Shoot (Feat. Mobb Deep)
5. Skit
6. Cure (Feat. Erykah Badu)
7. naciremA Dream
8. Pimpin Won’t Die
9. 6am (Feat. Jim Jones & Jadakiss)
10. Skit
11. Law Library part 8
12. Whats’s My Name (Feat. Remy Ma)
13. On Top Of My Game (Feat. Mavado)
14. Faith
15. Turn It Up (Feat. DJ Premier)
16. Die like A G
17. Get At Me (Feat. Ron Browz)
18. Where I Come from (Feat. Dada stone, Odog, Manson, Kino & C-Brown of Thugacation)
19. R.I.P
20. Alphabetical Slaughter Part II / Z to A

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Vic Mensa Covers' 'Zombie' In Honor Of The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan

Vic Mensa and his group 93PUNX covered "Zombie" by Irish rock group The Cranberries, in honor of the one-year anniversary of the passing of the group’s lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan.

93PUNX serves as an opportunity for Mensa to perform music outside of his typical hip-hop lane and explore genres more freely. He posted snippets of the track on his Instagram page with the caption, “RIP DOLORES.” Mensa also revealed in a statement the reason why he covered the hit.

“We connected to ‘Zombie’ because we were born from violence,” he said. Dolores O’Riordan died on Jan. 15, 2018. Toxicology reports state that the 46-year-old died from accidental drowning due to alcohol intoxication.

The artwork for the “Zombie” cover features a woman with dripping, bloody fangs, and was created by artist Lucas David. The cover version itself is slowed down, which provides a more mysterious take on the 1994 protest classic.

Mensa released his recent project HOOLIGANS in December 2018, which traverses various thematic landscapes, from mental health awareness to love lost. The EP features Ty Dolla $ign, G-Herbo, G-Eazy, Charlie Wilson and more.

What do you think about the cover? Listen below and let us know in the comments.

 

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City Girls And Cardi B Bask In Their Bootyliciousness For 'Twerk' Video

As it is written, so it must be done, and there's a whole lot of shakin' going on in The City Girls' video, "Twerk."

The video for the Cardi-B-assisted track features some of the finest twerkers the world has to offer, who were encouraged to show off their skills for a contest last year. The winner would receive $50,000. Not only did the winner get "flewed out," the woman with the best skills was highlighted at the end of the visual.

Elsewhere in the video, Yung Miami and Cardi are painted in head-to-toe jungle body paint (Miami as a zebra, and Cardi as a tiger), and are seen on the beach and on a yacht shakin' it with the best of them. They lead the group of dancers through various scenes- all of which do not feature the presence of a man- so they can live their best bootylicious lives in peace and reclaim their sexuality. During JT's verse, the group dances in front of a mural of the incarcerated MC.

The song itself has been streamed over 215 million times, and is featured on the duo's album, Girl Code. The Floridians gained national exposure after being featured on Drake's "In My Feelings," however, hey've proven to be standalone entities in their own right.

READ MORE: City Girls Drop Debut Album 'Girl Code'

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Bad Bunny's "Mia" Causes Mass Parade In Streets Of Puerto Rico On 'Fallon'

Bad Bunny brought the party to The Tonight Show and to the streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday (Jan. 15) with Jimmy Fallon.Performing his new single "Mia" with Fallon and The Roots, the four of them walked the streets of Puerto Rico drawing in a large crowd of fans and followers behind them.

Opening on Fallon and The Roots walking through the streets of Puerto Rico, the video shows group as they stumble across the 24-year-old sitting alone. Bad Bunny joins them, taking them on an adventure through the streets. The late night host and his band march alongside the “Solo de Mi" artist with tambourines, timbale sticks and maracas while women and men dressed in streetwear and the best of carnival clothing dance behind Bunny and Fallon as they wave Puerto Rico's national flag. As the crowd of participants grew, the crowd eventually reached parade sized proportions.

This prerecorded segment features the studio version of "Mia" without the Spanish verse delivered by hip-hop's golden boy Drake.  The track aslo comes from the reggaeton singer's debut Long Play record, X100PRE.

Check out the full video of Bad Bunny with the boy from The Tonight Show above.

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