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Cardi B Signs Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV: "Bodak Yellow Is Only The Beginning"

Cardi B, who recently became the first unassisted female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in nearly 19 years, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The Bronx native behind "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" is "one of a rare breed of unique artists who the industry only witnesses occasionally," said Sony/ATV co-president Rick Krim in the announcement.

Cards B's debut hit spent three weeks atop the Hot 100, marking a new longevity record for a hit by an unaccompanied female rapper. This week it fell to No. 2 behind Post Malone's "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage, but it remains No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

To date, the song has sold nearly 500,000 digital downloads in the U.S. and has been streamed more than 440 million times, according to Nielsen Music. The song was recently named single of the year at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

"Cardi B is honest, real and refreshing and has the confidence to say exactly what she is thinking and feeling," said Sony/ATV senior director of A&R Jennifer Drake. "It's tangible and you can connect to that. We are so proud to be able to work with a talented artist like Cardi and excited to see her push the culture forward."

Added Cardi B: "Oooo, I'm so happy to be with my new family Sony/ATV. 'Bodak Yellow' is only the beginning and we're just getting started."

This article was originally published on Billboard.

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Kids

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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Young Thug, J. Cole, And Travis Scott Drop New Song 'The London'

Young Thug, J. Cole, and Travis Scott connected on their new song, "The London."

The song was initially teased during Rolling Loud Miami this month. Attendees reportedly spotted flyers that hinted at the mysterious project. The flyers promised a "summer anthem" titled "The London."

T-Minus, who produced Cole's "MIDDLE CHILD," also produced the latest track. The new track may be from Thugger's next project, GØŁDMØÜFDÖG, which will reportedly be produced by Cole.

In addition to the album, Thug is also preparing for an indoor live event concept, titled "Family Business," which will take place in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 31.

Listen to "The London" in the video above.

 

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Chance The Rapper Asks For Help Finding His Aunt A New Kidney

Chance the Rapper hit up Twitter on Thursday (May 23) to ask fans for help with finding his aunt a new kidney.

"I really need help," Chano tweeted. While he didn't elaborate on his aunt's medical condition or status, he insisted that she needed a new organ immediately. "My Auntie Toni is one of the strongest forces in my life, and she is in dire need of a #kidney. We have exhausted all options and have been waitlisted for years." 

Several minutes later, the "Groceries" artist responded to questions concerning her blood type. "I’m sorry it was a lil overwhelmingly emotion writing this," he continued. "Her blood type is O positive, you can get a quick blood test and physical to find you're a match."

In just one hour, Chance's tweet has already garnered more than one four thousand likes on social media. Hopefully, his aunt will be able to find a kidney soon.

See Chance the Rapper's cry for help below.

I really need help. My Auntie Toni is one of the strongest forces in my life, and she is in dire need of a #kidney. We have exhausted all options and have been wait listed for years. My family believes in the power of prayer and we give this problem up to God.

— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 23, 2019

 

A prayer really goes a long way.

— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 23, 2019

I’m sorry it was a lil overwhelmingly emotion writing this, Her blood type is O positive, you can get a quick blood test and physical to find your a match.

— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) May 23, 2019

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