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Pusha T On Kanye West's 'SWISH' Album: "You Guys Are In For A Treat"

"He's super meticulous about the messaging about his album but you guys are in for a treat." 

Pusha T is only one month into his new role as president of G.O.O.D. Music but the rapper continues to make it clear that he means business. The Virginia native sat with Rolling Stone to discuss all things G.O.O.D., including Kanye West's upcoming album, SWISH, his own project, and the future of the label.

The rapper, real name Terrence Thornton, started by revealing that although his involvement with Yeezy's forthcoming release has been minimal, the project will be well worth the wait.

"But everything I've heard is phenomenal and it has nothing to do with any of the other records that were released before," he said. "That's all I can really say about it. He's super meticulous about the messaging about his album but you guys are in for a treat."

G.O.O.D. Music fans are hoping that King Push has a treat of his own up his sleeves because two years after the release of his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name, the 38-year-old is prepping the release of his next project Darkest Before Dawn.

The rapper, who led the new album with "Untouchable," a Biggie-sampled track released in November, said that his upcoming project is distinctly different than its predecessor.
"I feel like 'My Name Is My Name' is a bit more lighthearted than what I just created,” he said. "I sat with Timbaland, I sat with Kanye, I sat with Sean Combs, Boi-1da, Nashiem Myrick, Mario Winans, Baauer, Mano and got from each of them the darkest part of their souls on these beats, and it marries everything I'm doing right now lyrically."

As the label adjusts to Pusha T's management, the rapper also discussed the musical future of Kanye West's conglomerate.

"I feel like the music should stay on the course of what it's been doing and stay with everything that's creative," he said. "I mean, I feel like we've been sticklers for creativity and things that have staying power. As far as new artists go, we're going to continue looking in that direction and keep making wise choices in regards to artistry."

And for those looking to join the likes of Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, and more on the G.O.O.D. roster, Pusha wants a self-starter and nothing less.

"If we're talking rap, I'm talking about fully self-contained artists that have a vision," he said. "I feel like that's what's happening in hip hop right now, especially with the kids. These kids are totally self-contained, they have very strong outlooks and they've accumulated their own following. They created their own touring circuits and they shoot their own videos. It's all about, to me, finding the greatest ones that encompass all of that."

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Ladies And Gentleman, Missy Elliott Finished Recording A New Project

Missy Elliott is coming. With the release of an Instagram video featuring a celebratory dance, the legendary musician signaled that new "ish" is on the horizon.

"I just finished a long project I been working on since last year & this my mood “Keep On Movin” I’m bout to show yall I’m on some next ish," she wrote in the caption of her video announcement on Wednesday (April 17). The video features her boppin' along to Soul II Soul's "Keep On Moving." Her hair is in braids, she's rocking gold hoops and sports a beautiful smile on her face.

The Virginia native's last album was 2005's The Cookbook, which featured the hit single "Lose Control" with Ciara and Fatman Scoop. Since then, she's released solo singles such as "WTF (Where They From)" with Pharrell Williams, "Pep Rally," and was recently featured on Lizzo's new song "Tempo."

Just because she hasn't released a full-length project doesn't mean she hasn't been busy. Missy's hard work throughout her illustrious career has paid off, and she will be the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame this summer. She was also recently named Berklee College Of Music's Honorary Doctorate Recipient.

We can't wait to hear what she's been up to.

 

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I just finished a long project I been working on since last year & this my mood “Keep On Movin” I’m bout to show yall I’m on some next ish😅🤮🤮🥶👽💣🔥🙌🏾🙌🏾

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Audio Of Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Film Is Reportedly Coming To Streaming Platforms

According to reports, the audio of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album LEMONADE will be available on all music streaming platforms next week. Prior to Wednesday’s announcement (April 17), the artist’s sixth studio-album was a Tidal-exclusive.

Per Variety, audio of the 65-minute film will be available on streaming services on Tuesday, April 23, the third-anniversary of the film’s debut on HBO. The soundtrack to the film of the same name features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, James Blake, The Weeknd and Jack White.

“Divided into 11 chapters—”Intuition”, “Denial”, “Anger”, “Apathy”, “Emptiness”, “Accountability”, “Reformation”, “Forgiveness”, “Resurrection”, “Hope”, and “Redemption”—the film went on to earn four primetime Emmys,” reports the site. Beyonce went on to win two Grammys for Lemonade– "Best Urban Contemporary Album," and "Best Music Video" for "Formation."

This news comes as Beyoncé made headlines for releasing a Netflix documentary on her history-making headlining performance at Coachella 2018. She also released a 40-song album of the live audio from the performance, which features a re-recorded version of Frankie Beverly’s “Before I Let Go," which interpolates Cameo's "Candy."

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Offset And Cardi B Get Up Close And Personal In "Clout" Music Video

Straight off of Offset's debut solo album, Father of 4, the Atlanta native released the captivating music video for his single "Clout." The melody features his wife and mother of his daughter, Cardi B, who makes an appearance midway through the visual.

Directed by Daniel Russell, the reel pays homage to Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson's '90s collaboration "What's It Gonna Be?" Offset served as a creative director alongside Joseph Desrosiers Jr. In an interview with Billboard, Offset sang Cardi's praises for her artistry and connection to her fans.

"She’s the same thing. She keeps it 1000. She speaks her voice. What she gotta say, how she gon’ say, she gon’ say it," Offset said. "She’s a hard worker. People try to take it away from her. You never seen somebody work this hard, so to reward that, you don’t know how to handle it. She be workin’ and people love her. It’s organic."

Offset also excited fans on the rumored release of the Migos' next joint album, possibly the follow-up to 2018's Culture II. The project spawned singles like "Walk It Talk It," "Stir Fry," and "Narcos."

Watch the video above.

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