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DJ Khaled Unveils Stacked Guest Features For 'Major Key' Album

It looks like fans of DJ Khaled will receive major gems from his 'Major Key' album given the roster of artists that are slated to appear on the project.

It looks like fans of DJ Khaled will receive major gems from his Major Key album given the roster of artists that are slated to appear on the project.

In a brief interview with Entertainment Weekly, the We The Best leader shared that not only will Jay Z and Future be featured on the soundscape, but Drake, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Big Sean and more will also lay their bars down on Khaled's anticipated project.

"I'm giving you some gems early just so you all know I'm super serious," he said. "There's a lot more hidden gems." Could one of those "hidden gems" be a collaboration with Beyonce? We hope so since he's currently on tour with the Queen, stating that he has a desire to make music with the "Sorry" singer one day.

"I'm just getting closer and closer, but at the same time I'm scared to even ask her," he revealed. "I don't know how to maneuver this. So what I've been doing is showing her how passionate I am on stage and ripping it down."

There's no word on when we'll be able to unlock all the gems on Major Key since a release date has yet to be announced, but Khaled shared, "the record's gonna drop soon come, like literally soon."

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XXXTentacion's Posthumous Album 'Skins' Tops The Billboard 200

XXXTentacion's posthumous album Skins has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart, which marks the second time this year the late-20-year-old has held the number one spot. XXXTentacion was killed in Florida in June.

"The set, which was released on Dec. 7 via Bad Vibes Forever/EMPIRE, is XXXTentacion’s second No. 1, and it earned 132,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 13, according to Nielsen Music," reports Billboard of the news. "Of that sum, 52,000 were in album sales."

Skins is the first posthumous number one album since Prince's The Very Best of Prince, which catapulted to the top of the charts after his death in April 2016. XXX's album ? went No. 1 back in March 2018, and his first studio album 17 debuted at No. 2 in 2017.

The album featured one guest collaboration by Kanye West, who provided a controversial bar on the track "One Minute." He spits “Now your name is tainted, by the claims they paintin'/The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff.” A representative for West states that he was not defending XXXTentacion "or anyone in particular" on the song. At the time of his death, the young man. was awaiting trial for several domestic violence allegations against his then-pregnant girlfriend.

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Maroon 5 Scrambling To Find Guest Performers For Super Bowl Halftime Show

Between the NFL’s stance on the National Anthem and the league’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick, performing at the Super Bowl halftime show clearly isn’t as alluring as it used to be.

Maroon 5 has reportedly been scrambling to finding someone to share the stage with them at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in Atlanta next month, but it’s not for lack of trying. The band is having trouble pinning down special guests because, “No one wants to associate themselves with the NFL,” US Weekly reports.

Cardi B,  who collaborated with the Maroon 5 on the hit single “Girls Like You,”  mulled it over, but ultimately turned down the Super Bowl invitation.

“It’s a no right now,” a source told the outlet of Cardi’s decision.

Andre 3000 and Mary J. Blige were approached to perform as well, per a Variety report. Blige was unable to commit due to scheduling issues. Other alleged names being tossed around include Usher, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, and Madonna.

Since Atlanta is a virtual hotbed of Black artists who were seemingly overlooked to headline the show, focusing on local talent might be Maroon 5’s safest bet. According to Variety, Migos and Lil Yachty could be in the running to fill the empty spot.

The NFL has yet to officially announce Maroon 5 as the halftime act. Meanwhile, a Change.org petition calling for the band to drop out of the show has received nearly 75,000 signatures.

Super Bowl LIII goes down Feb. 3, 2019, at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Rihanna’s Vocal Producer Refers To Her New Music As “Incredible”

It's been nearly three years since Rihanna dropped an album. Besides rumors that the 30-year-old singer will unveil a double project to boast a collection of reggae/dancehall songs while refraining from alienating her mainstream fan base, supporters haven't heard much.

But on Thursday (Dec. 13), a fan posted a video of vocal producer Kuk Harrell's Instagram Live where he said a few things about Rihanna's upcoming album. An Instagram user asked, "How's R9?" to which Harrell chuckles and says that he often gets bombarded with that question.

The vocal creative behind artists like Jamie Foxx, Janet Jackson, and Beyonce simply said that "R9" — being that it will be her ninth studio album — "…is great."

Kuk talking about R9 pic.twitter.com/IqAzdN9lfd

— 🍃 (@sameolbobyn) December 13, 2018

"R9 is amazing. It’s incredible. And that’s all I'm going to say," Harrell added.

The Bajan artist's last album, Anti, was released in January 2016 and topped the charts in America. The soundscape became another hit for the "Umbrella" singer, spawning four international top 10 singles and went platinum three times over in the U.S. No wonder the self-proclaimed Good Girl Gone Bad feels the pressure.

In October 2018, the singer-turned-entrepreneur/actress shared a meme on social media referencing how fans continuously heckle her about the new album: "I feel attacked. ***valley girl who’s never been attacked voice*** R9 chronicles."

i feel attacked. ***valley girl who’s never been attacked voice*** R9 chronicles. pic.twitter.com/68LVkj7oBz

— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 5, 2018

What do you think Rihanna will have in store on her new project?

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