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Big Freedia Talks "Formation" Collaboration With Beyonce: "I Dropped Dead In My Skin"

A familiar voice who brought an extra dose of slayage to Beyonce's "Formation:" Big Freedia.

Beyonce's surprise single "Formation" is a burst of peak Blackness and political rebellion, but there was also a familiar voice who brought an extra dose of slayage--Big Freedia.

Along with the late Messy Mya, the artists bring their own flare to track, a move Freddie was happy to discuss this week with The Fader. Their collaboration came out after the NOLA native received a call from Bey's camp who explained the message behind the song.

"She gave me a little history of the song and I just lost it," she said. "I dropped dead in my own skin when she called. I was just literally at home losing it, not knowing exactly what I'm going to do when I got to the studio. I was just excited for the call and I was very gracious and appreciative that the queen called the other queen to come do something on her track. It was just a blessing and I was just overwhelmed and still am."

Freedia also paid a visit to CNN where she echoed her statements on working with the artist. She also touched on themes of self-confidence and Black pride. "It makes me feel good that she gets to get her message delivered and just be free and do what she wants to do on her track," she said.  "[Beyonce] is so phenomenal in anything that she does so when she puts out a song, you get the message and you feel it."

Reactions to the Bey's single have been mixed, from Red Lobster taking advantage of their shout out, to the former Mayor of New York calling her visuals an "attack" on law enforcement.

Either way, the conversation continues...

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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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SZA, Travis Scott, And More To Appear On 'Game Of Thrones' Soundtrack

The final season of HBO's Game of Thrones has finally commenced. The season premiere, which debuted on Sunday (April 14) created quite the buzz, and according to the series writers and actors, it's just the beginning. In celebration of GOT's last hurrah, Columbia Records is releasing a compilation soundtrack, featuring some of your favorite hip-hop artists.

SZA, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott will be featured on the same track for the first time. Other notable artists that appear on the album include A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, and Chloe x Halle. Ty Dolla $ign also has a posthumous collaboration with late emo rapper Lil Peep.

Although the full compilation project isn't scheduled to drop until April 26, the SZA, Weeknd, and Trav collab will be available to stream on Thursday (April 18).

While you wait, check out the full tracklist for the Game of Thrones final season soundtrack below.

1. "Kingdom Of One" – Maren Morris

2. "Power Is Power" – SZA, The Weeknd & Travis Scott

3. "Nightshade" – The Lumineers

4. "Hollow Crown" – Ellie Goulding

5. "Baptize Me" – X Ambassadors feat. Jacob Banks

6. "Too Many Gods" – A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$

7. "Turn On Me" – The National

8. "From The Grave" – James Arthur

9. "Me Traicionaste" – ROSALÍA feat. A.CHAL

10. "When I Lie (Remix)" – Lil Peep feat. Ty Dolla $ign

11. "Love Can Kill" – Lennon Stella

12. "Wolf At Your Door" – Chloe x Halle

13. "Devil In Your Eye" – Mumford & Sons

14. "Pray (High Valyrian)" – Matt Bellamy

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