Interview: Beenie Man Talks New Album And Possible Monica Duet

"When I come to America to perform I do my entire catalog. In Jamaica you have to stick to the new songs. It’s kind of different," the King of Dancehall, Beenie Man tells VIBE about his recent performances in New York City. This past Memorial Day Weekend, the Jamaican star hit the Big Apple to perform several concerts. Rocking the mic for over 20 years, Beenie Man is both a veteran of the stage and the studio.

"Yes, the EP is the warm-up for the album. From there, we choose which one we’re gong to use as a single, then we put the single out. Then we put the album out," Beenie Man tells VIBE abotu his upcoming release. "It has a lot of features and different producers, but I don’t like to talk about the features and producers until the album is actually coming out. "

While the singer is hard at work on a new LP for 2014, Beenie says he isn't ready to give up an official release date or title yet. However, he does promise that his next album will be packed full of A-list features, including a special R&B song.

"I'd really like to do an song with Monica this album because she has been my R&B artist forever, but we have never did a song together. So, I’m going to try to reach out to her and get her on this album," says Beenie Man.

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According to a recent post on Megan Thee Stallion's Instagram account, her mother, Holly Thomas, has passed away.

The rapper revealed the news of her mother's death in an Instagram post on Friday (March 22), publishing a photo of herself with "the strongest woman on the planet."

"The best mom in the whole world," she wrote. "...I can't even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama."

The best mom in the whole world. The strongest woman on the planet. I can’t even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama

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Just like the Tina Snow artist, Thomas was a rapper who went by the name of Holly-Wood. With no doubt that her lyrical abilities rubbed off on her daughter, Thomas refused to let the "Tina Montana" emcee rap professionally until she turned 21. Beyond their bond, Megan Thee Stallion's mother doubled as her first assistant and manager.

In VIBE's NEXT feature, the 24-year-old artist revisited the moments her mother listened to her music. “Sometimes when we’re in the studio, I get her so hyped that she’s like, ‘Megan, I’m about to get in the booth and come out with another mixtape,’” she said.

There are currently no reports stating the cause of death.

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Teachers Will Be Allowed To Carry Firearms In New Florida School Bill

A new bill has been approved by the Florida House committee that would allow the arming of teachers in classrooms.

The Sun-Sentinel reports the bill, gives educators the option to carry weapons on school grounds. The legislation was made following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. It also indicates that educators must have the approval of the school board before carrying a weapon school grounds.

For the teachers who volunteer, they are required to pass a psychological test as well as a drug test, participate in 144 hours of firearms training, and hold a valid concealed weapon permit.

The law was passed on Thursday (March 21) and advocates of the legislation believe that it would work to make the school safer while critics of the law have rejected it and do not feel as though teachers should play the role of law enforcement personnel in these schools. The main proponent for the legislation, as the Sun-Sentinel reported, Republican Rep. Jennifer Sullivan of Eustis advocated strongly for the law.

"The more people that are there to defend students, to defend other teachers, the better. If a teacher does not want to go through the program, I don't want them to go through the program." On the other side of the spectrum, Democratic Rep. Susan Valdes of Tampa had this to say, "teachers want to teach children and broaden children's minds. If they wanted to be a cop, they would have gone to the police academy and become a cop."

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Kai Ca$h's previous single was "The West," which he made with 03 Greedo and his CYN crewmate King Combs. The song has generated more than 6 million streams. His upcoming mixtape, Born To Win, is in the works.

Watch the music video for "7AM" above.

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