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Rihanna Is Cooking Up A Reggae Album

Looks like fans might get a Fenty album after all.

Rihanna practically lives on the cover of Vogue, and rightfully so. She’s made noise in the fashion and beauty industry with the success of Fenty Beauty along with her forthcoming lingerie line. The Bad Gal told the fashion magazine in between her business moves, she’s cooking up a reggae album.

RiRi’s ninth album will be influenced by acclaimed producer Supa Dups, and reggae/dancehall artists Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Elephant Man and Bob Marley. The “Man Down” singer hasn’t made an entire West Indian-influenced album since her debut Music of the Sun.

Drake and the obviously awkward moment between the two during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards also came up in conversation. Rihanna told Vogue’s Chioma Nnadi “waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part.” Drizzy congratulated his "Work" collaborator on a Los Angeles billboard a few days before he presented her with the Vanguard Award. Before handing RiRi the moon man, he gave a doting speech and tried to kiss her. Rumors of the two dating circulated and stopped just as quickly as it was reported. She said although they’re not friends, they’re also not enemies.

“We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is,” she said.

But getting back to the business, fans are salivating over Rih's inclusive lingerie line, Savage x Fenty which is slated to be available on Friday (May 11). The 30-year-old also breaks down what it means to be a savage: The word is thrown around by men and women who want to have their cake and eat it too.

“Savage is really about taking complete ownership of how you feel and the choices you make. Basically making sure everybody knows the ball is in your court,” she said. “As women, we’re looked at as the needy ones, the naggy ones, the ones who are going to be heartbroken in a relationship. Savage is just the reverse. And you know, guys don’t like getting the cards flipped on them—ever.”

Read the full interview here.

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

Stream 4Real 4Real below.

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

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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