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Rita Ora Links With Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha And Cardi B For Ultimate Ladies Anthem, "Girls"

Rita Ora and company also delivered the lyric video to her long-awaited, empowering anthem.

After months of being teased across social media and in interviews, Rita Ora has finally delivered "Girls," the unprecedented ladies anthem with Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha, and Cardi B.

The LGBTQ empowering track is practically pop’s modern day “Lady Marmalade.” The all-star quadruplet sing (and rap) about loving beautiful women while embracing and uplifting their sexuality. Ora sings on the hook: “Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls / Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls.” The record is a well-executed bop that stands out as one of Ora’s most memorable records for its unflinching boldness and divine musical chemistry amongst each other.

And of course, Bardi didn’t come play with you (word to Big Freedia) as she delivers the fun, yet savage bars about her love for the kitty kat. She raps: “I put this Mac on your lips, so pucker up/We ain’t never heard of you, you ain’t done enough/And I don’t gotta introduce myself/I’m too sexy, I seduce myself/Seven figure, never need a ni**a/Steal your bi**h, have her down with the scissors/Tonight, I don’t want a dog, I want a kitten/I might French a girl from Great Britain.”

During an interview on the UK’s 95-106 Capital FM, Ora said she held on to the song for two years despite performing an early version at her shows. “I’m at the point where I don’t even know anymore. I’ve had this song in my back pocket for two years,” she explained to Roman Kemp on Capital Breakfast. “There was a moment where this song wasn’t going to be released as a single. And I looked at my friends and I spoke to them. They kept asking for it because I performed it once a while back and they were like ‘what’s that song that you performed and people kept asking me ‘what’s girls, what’s girls’ and I just said you know what? My gut is telling me to go with this song next."

Ora added, “Cardi B who is a feature on it was the first person on the record a few years ago. I got Cardi on the song about a year and a half ago. And then I got Charli and I got Bebe and it really naturally just became a song of just girls that I really love and inspire me in their own ways and it just became my dream collaboration and here we are."

“Girls” is now available for streaming and purchase on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal now. Check out the animated lyric video designed by Everybody's Favorite below.

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Mariah Carey Releases 'A No No' Remix Featuring Stefflon Don

Mariah Carey's popular track "A No No" off of her 2018 album Caution got the remix treatment. Rising MC Stefflon Don provides her infectious rhymes and flow to the cheeky diss track's updated version, which was released on Friday (Mar. 15).

“The name's Don, And they don't call me that for nothing," Stef spits on the track. "Fear ain't in my blood, I ain't scared of nothing, I take the trash out."

Fans have reportedly been clamoring for a remix to the song with Cardi B and Lil Kim, after Mimi's appearance on Watch What Happens Live last year hinted that she'd love collaborate with the two. However, the British-Jamaican rapper was the perfect addition to the track.

"Sorry no Kim, missy or Cardi im sure they all would have sounded Amazinggg on it! But this time its me aka DON!!!" tweeted Stef in response to fans.

Caution was released to rave reviews in late-2018, and Carey announced a tour to accompany it before the LP's highly-anticipated drop. The video for the song was released last week, and provided the Lambily with looks from their Queen.

Listen to the remix below.

Sorry no Kim, missy or Cardi im sure they all would have sounded Amazinggg on it! But this time its me aka DON!!! ( oh and say that last line in my voice, it sounds better 😘) https://t.co/Va6N49ngCr

— DON x (@stefflondon) March 15, 2019

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Anderson .Paak Prepares 'Ventura' Album Release With New Single "King James"

Only four months after his recently released Oxnard album, Anderson .Paak dropped a new single to commemorate his forthcoming project, Ventura. To up the ante, his new song titled "King James" arrived early Friday morning (March 15), bringing a hard-hitting track coated in funky instrumentals and good intentions.

"King James" takes jazz-funk inspirations to a new level with the sounds of a smooth saxophone, which opens the smile-provoking 808 beat that rides under the Grammy-winning musician's voice. Covering a myriad of important topics like the looming border wall construction and black empowerment, the 33-year-old gives a shout out to LeBron James' contributions to the African American community and the NFL-kneeling movement started by Colin Kaepernick.

Though the single seems very serious, .Paak's "King James" inspires a groove with its upbeat production.

The "Tints" emcee also announced the forthcoming tracklist will include star-studded features from Brandy, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Nate Dogg, and Smokey Robinson. Ventura will reach virtual streaming shelves April 12.

3 years between Malibu and Oxnard... you know I couldn’t do that to y’all again 😎 PREORDER AND SINGLE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. #VENTURA + “King James” 4.12 💥 pic.twitter.com/2VRcNdQKE9

— CHEEKY ANDY (@AndersonPaak) March 14, 2019

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Ozuna And Darell Travel Through An Industrial Conquest Denouncing A Bad Love In "Vacia Sin Mi"

Gloomy cloudy skies are looming over an industrial like setting dotted with huge heavy duty trucks, as beautiful young ladies clad in yellow jumpsuits surround Ozuna in the visuals for his new single, “Vacia Sin Mi” featuring Latin trap artist Darell.

The new track is centered around the plight behind a romance gone wrong, and Ozuna is denouncing the love interest that did him wrong.  Through a hypnotic slow beat, he sings on beat about wanting nothing to do with her. He’s moved on and so should she. Darell assists the singer with brash vocals, which sound like the Spanish version of rapper Future’s signature raspy syrupy drawl.

“We want to show people a completely new concept, always looking to surprise the fans that have always supported my artistic career,” Ozuna stated in a press release.  

“Vacia Sin Mi” is the 27 year-old’s latest single off his forthcoming project NIBURU, which will be released under the record label Dimelo Vi. Just recently, the reggaeton artist made history by garnering 23 nominations for the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

We’re curious to see what new music and sound his forthcoming project will bring. Last year, he told VIBE VIVA about his previous album, Aura and what it represents for him. "Aura" is what one reflects in the heart, what you bring into the world, and what people want to learn from you,” he said. “In this situation particularly, it reflects what I have learned from fame, from all this going around my life. I interpreted all that in this album. I made international collaborations, which is something that didn’t exist in the past.”

Watch the video for “Vacia Sin Mi” above.

 

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