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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the class of 2020, and The Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston are among the nominees.
Among this year's 16 nominees, nine are first-time ballots: B.I.G., Houston, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy. The other seven are attempting to land in the hall after previous tries: Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Kraftwerk, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, MC5 and Todd Rundgren.
Biggie became a nominee in his first year of eligibility. If inducted, he will be only the second rapper to join the hall, after 2Pac's induction in 2017.
Ballots are distributed through a panel of more than 1,000 voters - historians, music industry insiders, and previous inductees. Fans can have an impact as well. Billboard reports that from Oct. 15 through Jan. 10, 2020 at 11:59pm ET, fans can go to Google and search “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or any nominee’s name plus “vote” to cast a ballot with Google, vote at RockHall.com or at the Museum itself in Cleveland. The five artists who receive the most fan votes comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the others to determine the 2020 inductees.
The class of inductees will be announced in January 2020, and the 35th annual induction ceremony will be held in the hall's home of Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020.
Nominees for the hall must have released their first commercial recording 25 years before the year of the induction. The hall's website also states: "Besides demonstrating unquestionable musical excellence and talent, inductees will have had a significant impact on the development, evolution and preservation of rock & roll."
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees from 2019 were Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leopard, The Cure, and The Zombies.
Youngboy NBA didn't waste anytime getting back to the music after his release from prison back in August. Fresh off the rollout of the second installment of Al Youngboy, 38 Baby unveiled the brand new music visuals for "Carter Son."
Here, in the E. Buckles-directed video, the North Baton Rouge native plays dominos with his crew. Other scenes flip to a younger 38 Baby as she stands before a coffin while rapping about the harsh realities of North B.R. The video concludes with a group of guys ready to get baptized.
In other Youngboy news, the 19-year-old is set to release his .38 Baby 2 project before the end of this year.
Back in August, Youngboy was released from jail after serving three months behind bars for his involment in a Miami shooting that left his girlfriend injured.
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Jim Jones's El Capo is, without a doubt, one of the better albums of 2019. Over the weekend, the Harlem-bred unveiled the brand new music visuals to the Marc Scibilia and Rick Ross-assisted "State of the Union."
With Shula the Don behind the lens, Jimmy, and Rozay keep it saucy with beautiful women, and champagne bottles on a yacht down in Dade County.
Over the Heatmakerz instrumental, Capo delivers his usual lines about pain, his come-up, and harsh realities of life.
"You could build a wall as tall as the sky (To the moon)/We all know the coke still go far from the sky/Papi had a room with a wall full of pies/This is America, baby, where we fall for the lies (Impeach the president)/We never had much, but we had us (Uh-uh)/And even when the bills didn’t add up," raps the Taft Projects rapper.
Back in July, Jimmy also released "NYC" video with Fat Joe.
Watch the video above.