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Gucci Mane Announces 'The Return Of East Atlanta Santa' Album

Gucci Mane celebrates the release of Woptober with new studio album. 

Gucci Mane refuses to stop grinding toward his goal of becoming hip-hop's next king.

Coming off the release of his Woptober album -- which dropped on Oct. 14 -- Guwop has already announced his next studio album, The Return Of East Atlanta Santa.

Since coming home from prison back in May for pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Gucci's hustle has been non-stop. He dropped Everybody Looking back in July, and he been laying guest verses all over the place.

There are not many details on The Return of East Atlanta Santa yet. However, it's slated to be released on Dec. 16th.

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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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Bad Bunny Addresses Domestic Violence In New "Solo De Mi" Video

Bad Bunny is finishing 2018 as one of the biggest breakout stars in Latin music, and he's using his platform to stand up against an important topic. He's bringing awareness to domestic violence in his new music video for "Solo De Mi."

"Solo De Mi," which translates to "Just of Me" in English, was released as a single on Friday (Dec. 14). The video that premiered on YouTube a day later, has since racked up 5.1 million views and is currently trending on the channel at No. 10. The visual piece evokes emotions as most of the reel depicts a young woman nervously singing in front of a microphone with a battered face.

Towards the end of the video, the tempo switches and the broken woman becomes stronger as the camera pans to Bad Bunny and his entourage partying the night away while the Puerto Rican rapper spits bars in Spanish.

The Latin trap artist shared a clip of the video on Instagram with this caption:

"I'm not sure if cockfighting is abuse, but gender violence against women and the absurd amount of women who are murdered a month IS. When are we going to prioritize what really matters ??! We always want to blame everyone but the one at fault. IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION NOW! I know there will be many opinions, but I just tell them that something starts, and everyone does their part as they think they can. WE DO NOT WANT ONE MORE DEATH! Respect the woman, respect the man, respect the neighbor, respect life! LESS VIOLENCE, MORE PERISH! (AND IF SHE WANTS IT, IF IT DOES NOT LET HER SAVE ONLY AND DO NOT KILL IT) 🖤 [LINK IN MY BIO]"

Although the trap-influenced record has yet to debut on the charts, the 24-year-old artist continues to ride high off the success of his current singles, "MIA" and "I Like It," which are currently sitting at No. 2 and No. 42 on the Hot Latin Songs and Hot 100, respectively.

Check out the video above.

 

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no estoy seguro si las peleas de gallo son maltrato, pero la violencia de género en contra de la mujer y la cantidad absurda de mujeres que son asesinadas al mes SÍ LO ES. ¿Cuando vamos a darle prioridad a lo que realmente importa??! Siempre queremos culpar a todos menos al que tiene la culpa. ES HORA DE TOMAR ACCIÓN YA! Sé que habrán muchas opiniones, pero yo solo les digo que por algo se empieza, y cada cual hace su parte como cree que pueda. NO QUEREMOS NI UNA MUERTE MAS! Respeta la mujer, respeta al hombre, respeta al prójimo, respeta la vida! MENOS VIOLENCIA, MAS PERREO! (Y SI ELLA LO QUIERE, SI NO DÉJALA QUE PERREE SOLA Y NO LA JODAS)🖤 [LINK EN MI BIO]

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