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Do "The Heart Part 4" & "Control" Share The Same Sample?

Kendrick may have opened up "The Heart Part 4" with an easter egg. 

The haunting sounds of Big Sean's infamous "Control" track might've made a return on Kendrick Lamar's "The Heart Part 4," proving some subliminals are just too clever.

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In case you caught amnesia, 2013's "Control" featured memorable verses from the rappers above with Jay Electronica. The biggest takeaway was Kendrick's verse which called out a few rappers by name, including Sean himself. While the song proved to be a major conversation in hip-hop, Sean decided not to include it in his album, Hall of Fame. The Detroit rapper told VIBE he heard the verse and knew it was important to the culture.

"I knew what it was," he said. "I knew what it was for the culture of hip hop. You see how excited people are […] I wanted to do that for music, make that play happen. It gave me the feeling of how hip hop was, how it used to be."

After initially citing sample issues as to why the song didn't live on his sophomore effort, Sean told Complex, the song held a lot of negativity. "There’s a lot of negativity on that song, and I don’t f**k with negative s**t," he said. "People love drama, people love bullsh**t. I knew when Kendrick did that name-dropping that it was just gonna set it off, and I could see why people gravitated towards that verse for that reason. I respected him for thinking of that. I never wanna shade anybody. I would’ve been a ho-a** ni**a if I cut that out of his verse, or if I didn’t put the song out."

Fast forward to 2017 and it appears that the opening seconds of Kendrick's latest track holds a similar sound to “¡El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!”, the Chilean resistance anthem that's also sampled throughout "Control." Kendrick's track is split into three beats produced by SykSense, Alchemist, DJ Dahi and Axl Folie and although "Control" is produced by No ID, you can faintly hear the sample.

Sean is also said to take a jab at Kendrick on his "Me, Myself and I" Freestyle, DJ Khaled's "Holy Key," (which both rappers are on) and "No More Interviews," which he reportedly makes known he held his own on "Control."

You be the judge and listen to the tracks below.

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Cardi B's Latest Freestyle Fuels Anticipation For Sophomore Album

Cardi B is sparking more anticipation for her next album thanks to her latest freestyle. On Monday (Nov. 19), the rapper dropped some bars on Instagram to hold fans over until the release of her sophomore project.

"Just a little something something... hair on healthy," she captioned the freestyle over Cam'ron's classic track, "357." Keeping it natural and raw, the Bronx native posts up in front of Cap'n Crunch and a Costco box full of Vienna sausages to drop her freestyle about the wins and losses she's taken this year.

"I be in the mansion, you be in my mentions / I came right out the trenches to the top of the charts / Lost friends on the way / This s***t is breaking my heart / 'Bout 30 seconds in I'm like where do I start / I don't act I'm a hustler just playing my part,"  she spits.

If anything, this can be a hint to fans that she's gravitating back towards her hip-hop roots, an element heavily heard on her debut album, Invasion of Privacy. In a recent interview with Billboard, Cardi talked about her new album and curiosities about its direction.

"There's certain music that I want to do, but I feel like, [are] people interested in that? I feel like things have changed. It's more like a twerk sound going on right now," she said. "It's just like, 'Should I just do my music around that?' But I cannot just go with what's hot. I still gotta go with what I want to do."

Cardi has no problem adapting to popular music. She's worked with the likes of Selena Gomez on DJ's Snake's "Taki Taki" with Ozuna in 2018 and took her guest spots to another level in 2019 by working with Ed Sheeran ("South of The Border"), Lil Nas X ("Rodeo") and French Montana ("Writings On The Wall"). She also dropped a show-stopping video for "Press" over the summer.

But at the end of the day, Cardi's new music is coming first. "My album is on my mind 24/7,"she said. "It's practically all I'm focusing on."

Enjoy her freestyle (and sleek blowout) below.

 

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Just alittle something something ......hair on healthy.

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Royce Da 5'9" "Black Savage" Video Is A Celebration Of Black Style

The NFL is still engulfed in the Colin Kaepernick controversy, however, the league is moving forward with its "Songs of the Season" series. Over the weekend, Royce da 5'9" released the music visuals for "Black Savage," featuring T.I., CyHi the Prynce, Sy Ari Da Kid and White Gold.

The new video takes place in a stylish mansion, where the MCs celebrate life as black men in America while showing off their black elegance by wearing sharp, two-piece suits. Fellow-Slaughterhouse member Kxng Crooked makes a cameo in the video as well.

Jay-Z and the NFL recently announced Inspire Change, a non-profit organization, back in August. One of the programs from the organization is Songs of the Season. Song of the Season will run throughout this year's NLF season and will showcase artists who will create a song for NFL promotions each month during the season.

Each song will debut during an in-game broadcast. Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor, and Rapsody were the first Inspire Change advocates this season.

It's rumored that Nicke Nine is working on his eighth studio album. Over the last few years, Royce has released some of the best music of his career, which includes albums like Layers, Book of Ryan, PRhyme, and PRhyme 2.

Watch the "Black Savage" video above.

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Premiere: Thaddeus Dixon Parts Ways With Lover In "I'm Good" Music Video

Music director/producer extraordinaire Thaddeus Dixon steps in front of the camera and microphone to share his latest single "I'm Good." With a minimal beat that eventually builds to a resounding bass pattern, Dixon reminisces on a love that could've been had the pair worked out but there's no love lost as he comes to the conclusion that parting ways is best.

The video, directed by anuthr sumbdy, shows Dixon and his ex in non-communicative scenes, presenting to the viewer that there's little to no hope that the pair will rekindle their flame. The melody was written by Dixon and produced alongside Troy Train. In a previous interview with VIBE, the Detroit native discussed his contribution to music and how he wants to elevate any genre he conquers.

"I want to be accepted and respected for producing the true sound of this genre of music. If we’re doing a Meghan Trainor record or I’m doing a pop record for Katy Perry, I want it to sound in that lane of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, pop that’s competing against the pop producers. If I’m doing a trap record I want it to sound in the vein of a Mike WiLL Made-It or DJ Mustard," he said. "I don’t want to cheat, you know what I mean? I do feel after a while you should develop your own sound like Mustard did, but producing across all platforms I want it to be what it really is and not cheat."

Vibe out to the melody above.

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