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According To Noah "40" Shebib, 'Views From The 6' Is A Tale Of Two Cities

The 'View from the 6' producer sheds light on the creative process of Drake's forthcoming album. 

With Views from the 6 slated for an April release, many fans want to know what Drake's forthcoming album will sound like. Will it feature more vengeful singles like his latest release, "Summer Sixteen," or revisit Drizzy's softer side, similar to Take Care? Unfortunately Drake hasn't leaked too much information concerning his highly anticipated album, but luckily his in-house producer, Noah “40” Shebib offered some news on the album's creative process on B-Real's "Smokebox."

Apparently, the album's production is all about balance. 40 says Drake is in the process of finding how to incorporate his love for his hometown and his new residence. “The time will come when Drake’s ready to pull the trigger. For us, it’s just a balance of finding that space to make such a project that’s based around our city. And then also coming out here to the West Coast to escape some of the harsh winter and find a good creative space. It has to be a balance of both those locations for what it’s supposed to be.”


The producer also speaks about his own production process, which will shape a lot of this album's sound. “I’m not listening to what’s hitting the radio, what people are dropping. I’m trying to almost stay away from that stuff to focus on something different.” 40 also cites DJ Premier as an influence.

While the conclusion of his interview with "Smokebox" leaves a lot to the imagination with no official release date in sight, we can only hope that Views will drop some time this summer sixteen. Watch the full interview with 40 on "Smokebox" below.

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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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