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Prayer Hands Emoji: Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Is Out NOW

Christmas came super early for K.Dot fans.

Aside from March being time for a spotlight on badass women, TDE is making sure this month is all Kendrick Lamar everything. Without any sort of warning, K.Dot made his anxiously awaited sophomore album To Pimp A Butterfly available on iTunes in full. There's only one catch: it's the clean version.

If you simply cannot wait until March 23 for the real deal and bleeped out sections of stanzas don't bother you at all, head on over to iTunes right this second to download the 16-track album. Earlier today, he revealed that some of the featured artists on the project include Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Thundercat, Ronald Isley and more.

Even if you do plan to wait until the real release date, you can now listen to snippets of every song from the album. So have at it!

Update 3/15/15: The explicit version is now also available, but evidently to the dismay of TDE head honcho, Top Dawg.

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Offset, Kehlani, And More Friday Music Releases You Need To Hear

As Black History Month nears the end, a handful of hip-hop and R&B artists are treating fans to some new music. Among the list includes Offset, who just dropped his highly anticipated solo album, Kehlani's latest mixtape, and Gunna's new project.

Just so you're on top of things, we've compiled a list of all the new Friday music releases you should be listening to. Check it out below.

Offset – Father of 4

Offset's highly-anticipated solo album is here. Father of 4 features guest appearances from Cardi B, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, J. Cole, Gucci Mane, Quavo, and more.

The Migos member has been teasing the album since late 2018. It was originally expected to drop in Dec. 2018, but was delayed. During the 2019 Grammy Awards, he shared a teaser online, which shows footage of Cardi B giving birth to their daughter Kulture. In past interviews Offset revealed that this album would get personal and discuss his struggles with infidelity, marriage, and fatherhood.

Father of 4 is the final solo album to release amongst the Migos. It follows Takeoff's The Last Rocket and Quavo's QUAVO HUNCHO, both of which released in 2018.

Stream Offset's new album below.

Kehlani – While We Wait

Kehlani is back with a new mixtape that is bound to get the streets talking. While We Wait features guest appearances from Ty Dlolla $ign, 6lack, Dom Kennedy and more.

Ahead of the tape's release, Kehlani teased fans with the single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy. She also dropped the accompanying video, which showed Kehlani rocking all-white ensembles in a very earthy environment.

As Kehlani previously noted, While We Wait is just the beginning of a  music-filled year. Stream the new project below.

Gunna – Drip or Drown 2

Gunna is back with the second installment of his Drip or Down series. Drip of Drown 2 contains 16 tracks long and features Young Thug, Lil Baby, and Playboi Carti.

Of the project, Gunna told Coveteur: "It’s me. It’s a project that’s a lot of me, not a lot of features. I’ve been working on it for a while, so I got a lot of hits on there. Like hits, not just a one, two, three thing. Hits."

He added: "I feel [the inspiration behind it is] the whole year of 2018 and how everybody just dripped—new songs, new drip. This album inspired me to let you know what I live and die by. I be fresh every day. I’ve been doing it since a child, no exaggeration [laughs]. So that’s me. I’m explaining a little bit about how I feel about my drip."

Stream the new project from Gunna below.

ELHAE – Trouble In Paradise

ELHAE has released his new project, Trouble In Paradise. The 13-track project features, Wale, Sevyn Streeter, O.T. Genasis, Big K.R.I.T., and more.

The album features the pre-released track, "Hennessy." Of the single, ELHAE said: "It's the beginning... The kid is just going through it. When we go through things, we tend to drink. So, he's asking all of these questions as he's throwing them back. It happens when anybody goes through turmoil in a relationship. It feels like all hope is lost in the beginning. 'Hennessy' captures that."

Check out Trouble In Paradise below.

Lil Pump – Harverd Dropout

After a long wait, Lil Pump's sophomore album, Harverd Dropout is here. The 16-track project include a rockstar features list, including Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Quavo, 2 Chainz, YG, and more.

The album features the pre-released single "I Love It" with Kanye and "Eskeetit." Lil Pump was supposed to go on tour in support of the album, but it was cancelled earlier this year. It's unclear if he intends to announced new dates anytime soon.

Check out Lil Pump's Harverd Dropout below.

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Drake, Cardi B, Bruno Mars, And More Friday Releases You Need To Hear

February is off to an epic start. Cardi B and Bruno Mars hopped back in the studio to deliver another banger; Drake re-released his breakout mixtape for streaming platforms; and that's just the half of it.

Check out the latest Friday music releases below.

Drake – So Far Gone

Drake's breakout mixtape, So Far Gone is finally available to stream. The project was originally released in 2009, but never made it to streaming platforms until now.

Drake and fans recently celebrated the mixtape's 10-year anniversary on Feb. 13. The OVO frontrunner shared a heartfelt post on Instagram, thanking Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, and more artists who contributed to the project and his career throughout the years.

The 18-track album includes the hit singles, "Successful," "Best I Ever Had," and "Houstatlantavegas." Stream So Far Gone below.

India.Arie – Worthy

India.Arie is back with a new project. Her new project, Worthy, features 16 tracks. The singer previously released "That Magic" ahead of the album's debut. It's currently at the top of the Urban A/C radio chart.

Worthy is India.Arie's first full-length album in five years. In support of the new project, the songstress announced a tour. It will begin on Apr. 30, in Jacksonville, and run through major cities, including Detroit, Boston, Atlanta, and New York.

Listen to Worthy below.

Cardi B, Bruno Mars – "Please Me"

Cardi B and Bruno Mars are back with another banger. The two released their latest collaboration, entitled "Please Me."

The Bronx native teased the new track on Instagram. The song is their second collaboration since 2016's "Finesse (Remix)."  The colorful music video gained viral attention for paying homage to In Living Color.

Listen to Cardi B and Bruno Mars' new track below.

Offset – "Red Room"

Offset is teasing his upcoming, solo album with a new single. "Red Room" was originally released on Thursday (Feb. 14). On the four-minute track, the Migos member discusses various aspects of his life including his near-fatal car accident in 2018. He also discusses his past life dabbling in gang activity.  The single was dropped with an accompanying video, which brings most of his stories to life.

"Red Room" is the first music release from Offset's upcoming album, which is slated to drop on Feb. 22. Of the album, Offset previously told Billboard: "I'm talking about relevant situations that have occurred over the last 18 or 24 months, like me being in the crash, my kids, my family time and me being married... There's different parts of my life. The ups and downs of being in music, the feeling of people doubting me and being the underdog to becoming the big dog."

Watch the video for "Red Room" below.

Salaam Remi Ft. Amy Winehouse & Nas – "Find My Love"

Salaam Remi just unveiled a new track featuring the late Amy Winehouse and Nas. The posthumous track, entitled "Find My Love" is featured on Remi's upcoming compilation project, Do It for the Culture 2.

The song was reportedly record during a studio session prior to Winehouse's death in 2011. "Working with friends is the best part of being a creator,” Remi shared in a statement. "With Nas and Amy being two of my closest creative partners over the years, this organically feels like the first song from my Do It for the Culture 2 collection of songs."

Listen to "Find My Love" below.

Lil Kim – "Go Awff"

Lil Kim dropped a new single titled "Go Awff." On the track, the rap legend spits bars about her iconic status. "Queen Bee gon’ reign forever / I’m Mother Nature / I determine the weather / The way I slay, you bitches could never," she spit.

Lil Kim is gearing up for her new studio album. It's unclear if "Go Awff" will appear on the album or if it is just a standalone. Listen the new track below.

Saweetie – "Mood"

Saweetie is keeping the Valentines day spirit alive with "Mood."

The new single is a cute return for the self-proclaimed "Icy" girl, with a two-minute track where the emcee reminisces on the fun of a high-profile relationship. "When we step out it's some paparazzi sh*t," she raps over the verse.

Listening to the track, it's possible that the 25-year-old is talking about her relationship with Migos rapper, Quavo. Though the song does not make mention of his name, the record feels as though it draws on the personal experience of a good time with a significant other.

Listen to Sweetie's "Mood" below.

Kash Doll Ft. 2 Chainz – "Ice Me Out (Remix)"

In her remix to her hit single Ice Me Out, Kash Doll calls on 2 Chainz to execute the 4-minute trap beat. In between the original bars of the song, 2 Chainz swoops in and adds his own clever twist to the hit song with verses like “I got more kicks than FIFA/Ice around my neck like a fever/raw papers looking like Cohibas/raw paper looking like my heater," he spits.

Listen to the "Ice Me Out (Remix)" below.

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Premiere: Choosey And Exile ft. Aloe Blacc Yearn For A California Style Ride On "Low Low"

With mesmerizing west coast style beats, Choosey aspires for a low rider to speed past a gazillion California palm trees in as he raps about his wishes on “Low Low.” The song uses hopeful rhymes, an Aloe Blacc chorus, and a mariachi-infused instrumental by Exile finds him pondering how fly life would be if he had a low rider in his possession. It’s almost as if he’s trying to say “Life is but a dream," with a couple of verses.

The Southern California native is signed to Dirty Science Records, and focuses on making music that plays homage to his Afro-Chicano heritage. Additionally, he raps about the politics that come with his ethnic identity paired with the societal ills that make his existence harder, like gentrification.

“My biggest influences have been people who spoke from the heart, and what’s most honest about me is my heritage,” Choosey stated on a press release. “There’s a stigma that Black and Mexican cultures don’t get along, but I wanted to show the beauty in being a product of both.”

His forthcoming album Black Beans is slated to drop in March and will have production from west coast heavyweight Exile. “Oldies are a big part of Chicano culture on the west coast from the ‘50s to now. Choosey is born out of that. So with this album, we wanted to unify that sound with Hip-Hop,” Exile said.

It's been a long time coming, building the foundation to tell @kingChoosey Story. I am the soundtrack, he is the author of this aoutobiography called #BlackBeansLP https://t.co/ySg4ckxuc9

— EXILE (@ExileRadio) February 6, 2019

Ultimately, Choosey wants his sonic authenticity to catapult him into success with the admission of still staying true to his message. “I want to be amongst the greats and connect directly with people as a voice who spoke from the heart,” he said.

Listen to “Low Low” below.

 

 

 

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