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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Recording artist Beyonce performs onstage during Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star GRAMMY Salute at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Is Beyonce Planning To Release New Music Soon?

It looks like the #BeyHive might get their hands on new music from Beyonce in less than 36 hours. According to producer Naughty Boy, the Houston native will lend her vocals to his melody "Runnin' (Lose It All)" which is slated for release on Thursday (Sept. 17).

The soothing track also features burgeoning artist Arrow Benjamin. Naughty Boy later took to his Instagram account to share the lyrics of the highly-anticipated tune, which you can preview below.

33 hours… @Beyonce @ArrowBenjamin #LoseItAll

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I'm ready to face it all #LoseItAll

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Naughty Boy also dropped a 15-second snippet of what listeners can expect to hear from Queen Bey, which you can listen to below.

31 hours... @Beyonce @ArrowBenjamin #LoseItAll

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This news arrives long after Beyonce stopped the world with the unexpected release of her self-titled album on Dec. 13. Since then, the multi-award winning vocalist has remained tight-lipped on forthcoming tunes, but for now, stay on the lookout for her full Naughty Boy track set to drop Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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Grammy-Winning Jazz Singer Nancy Wilson Passes Away

The world has gained another talented angel. Grammy-winning jazz singer and legend Nancy Wilson has sadly passed away. Wilson reportedly died peacefully in her home on Thursday (Dec. 13) after suffering from a long illness, her manager, Devra Hall Levy confirms.

While Wilson originally entered the music industry with a focus on R&B music, she later showcased her talent on jazz ballads. She made her debut in 1961 with the single "Guess Who I Saw Today." Her breakout hit came in 1964 on "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am," which hit No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also earned her her first Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. She would later win two more Grammys in 2005 and 2007.

In the 1990s, Wilson was cast as the host of NPR's "Jazz Profiles," a documentary series featuring jazz legends. She later retired in 2011, after nearly six decades in the performing business. She attributed her departure to wanting to spend time with her family. It is unclear what illness Wilson was suffering from at the time of her death.

John Legend was among the many artists who mourned the loss on social media Friday morning (Dec. 14). "So sad to hear about the passing of the great Nancy Wilson. She was a magical performer. I'm so glad I was able to spend time with her and hear her beautiful voice in person," he wrote.

Wilson is survived by her three children and five grandchildren. Per her request, there will be no funeral service. Her family will hold a celebration of life ceremony in Feb. 2019 instead.

So sad to hear about the passing of the great Nancy Wilson. She was a magical performer. I'm so glad I was able to spend time with her and hear her beautiful voice in person.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 14, 2018

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Kodak Black, Vic Mensa And More Friday Releases You Need To Hear

With only a couple more weeks of 2018 left on the calendar, Friday music release are still going strong. The list is getting shorter however. This week, only a small handful of artist dropped new projects or singles, including Kodak Black and Vic Mensa.

Check out our roundup below.

Kodak Black – Dying to Live

Kodak Black's highly-anticipated sophomore album Dying to Live has finally arrived. The 16-track project features special appearances from Offset, Travis Scott, Lil Pump, and Juice Wrld.

Just ahead of the album's release, Kodak dropped the tracklist. It includes the pre-released singles "Zeze," "Testimony," and "Calling My Spirit." The album also pays homage to the late XXXTentacion on "Malcolm XXX."

In a recent interview with radio station 103.5 "The Beat" on Dec. 11, Kodak detailed the significance of the album's title. "It's deep. I be feeling like we dying to live. Everybody going through something and suffering," he explained. "There's a lot of kids who will do anything just because they probably want to get a little flat screen, get some gold, and flex. There's people who would risk their life for $5,000. They're dying to live. We thugging so hard and wondering why the world won't soften up around us."

Dying to Live, which is a follow up to 2017's Painting Pictures, arrives shortly after Kodak appeared on Hot97's radio show with Ebro Darden. Things grew intense on set after Ebro questioned Kodak about his ongoing rape case.

Listen to Kodak Black's Dying to Live below.

Vic Mensa – Hooligans EP

Vic Mensa's Hooligans EP is here with special appearances by Ty Dolla $ign, Charlie Wilson, Mr. Hudson, G-Herbo, and G-Eazy. The album reportedly shares a glimpse into the many experiences and emotions that have made up Mensa's life. While it's similar to his 2017 album The Autobiography, Vic Mensa told us that the project focuses on songwriting in order to tell stories about mental health and love lost.

In particular, his single "Klonopin," discusses drug use in an honest and eye-opening way. "I always make music that deals with intense personal things in my recent life," he told VIBE. "I had stopped doing drugs before I made my last album, and I had moments where I relapsed back into it when I was extremely suicidal. I don't just say these things because they 'sound cool,' I say it because it's the reality of my experience. People are dealing with PTSD and trauma and have few outlets to really address that, especially young black men. People are on these drugs because they're trying to get away from reality because reality is pain."

Listen to Vic Mensa's Hooligans EP below.

Dreezy ft. Kash Doll – "Chanel Slides"

Dreezy and Kash Doll have joined forces to bring fans their latest banger. The slow-burning single flexes crisp bars as they brag about their new drip. It's unclear whether the new collaboration will appear on her forthcoming project Big Dreez, which Dreezy teased at the beginning of Oct. 2018.

Listen to the new track below.

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Kim Kardashian Defends Kanye, Tells Drake Not To Threaten Her Family

Kim Kardashian is jumping in the feud between her husband Kanye West and Drake. Shortly after Kanye made shocking allegations that Drizzy had threatened him and his family on the phone, Kim K. hopped on Twitter on Friday (Dec. 14) to set the record straight.

Kim stepped in to defend her husband, sending a warning shot to Drake. "@drake Never threaten my husband or our family," she wrote. She also claimed that Kanye set precedent for other unique artists such as Drake. "He paved the way for there to be a Drake," she added. "My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world."

Kim's tweets are hopefully the end to a rather exhausting night for the West household. As previously reported, Kanye unleashed an explosive rant on Twitter on Dec. 13, in which he called Drake out for sneak dissing, sending purple emojis, threatening his family, and refusing to speak to him. Kanye later dragged Travis Scott – who collaborated with Drizzy on their hit single "SICKO MODE" – into the mix and alleged that he also threatened him.

Drake has not yet responded to Kim or Kanye's recent allegations. Check out Kim's tweets below.

@drake Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake.

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 14, 2018

My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world.

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 14, 2018

 

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