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Dreezy, Boogie, And More Friday Music Releases You Need To Hear

From Dreezy to Boogie, here are Friday releases you should be listening to.

Let's keep the year rolling with new music releases. As January comes to a close, the new music schedule is starting to build up. Check out the new albums and singles you should be listening to in the list below.

Dreezy – BIG DREEZ

Dreezy has returned with Big Dreez. The 10-track project features Offset, Jeremih, Kash Doll, and Jacquees.

The album includes the pre-released singles "Chanel Slides," featuring Kash Doll and "Where Them $ @." It also features a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Ahead of the release, Dreezy debuted the covert art, featuring the Chicago native and her clone eating ramen noodles, lobster, and drinking champagne.

Stream Dreezy's Big Dreez below.

Boogie – Everything's For Sale

Shady Records' Boogie is here with his latest album, Everything's For Sale. The 13-track project features guest appearances from Eminem, J.I.D, 6LACK, and more.

The Compton artist teased the new album with a short film produced by Riley Keough, Gina Gammell, and Malcolm Washington on Jan. 23. He also shared the album artwork for the new project, which features the rapper as a pallbearer, drenched in red and white.

Of the album, Boogie said: "Bro this sh*t is really happening ..y’all know how many nights I cried over this? To many man all them nights in the studio where it felt like I was getting nowhere..I hate venting like this but bro. I’m so proud of myself and the people around me so f**k it. If u got a dream KEEP GOING N***AZ."

Stream Boogie's Everything's For Sale below.

Diego (aka Jeezy), Boston George – Boston George & Diego 

Boston George and Jeezy (aka Diego) have teamed up for a joint project, entitled Boston George & Diego. The nine-track album was a surprise drop from the pair and features only one guest appearance from Boo Rossin.

The project comes three years after Jeezy signed Boston George to his team and just ahead of Thug Motivation 104: Trust Ya Process – the reported "final" album from Jeezy.

Stream Boston George & Diego below.

Dawn – New Breed

Dawn's fifth studio album New Breed is here.

The album, which arrives as Dawn embarks on a joint tour with Danity Kane, includes the pre-released single "Jealousy" and reportedly focuses on Richard’s upbringing in New Orleans.

The singer stated that her latest project would touch on important and significant experiences in her life, including surviving assault. "I never saw myself as a victim but have survived assault and I thought hiding it made me strong. But as I’ve watched all these amazing strong women speak on their experiences I found courage in speaking on my story," she said.  "This record is for all of us. We are the new breed. We are strong, unapologetic and the future is female."

Listen to New Breed below.

Summer Walker – Clear EP

After creating some buzz with her 2018 EP, Last Day Of Summer, Summer Walker is back with another brief project. The singer released Clear EP, which features just four tracks.

Listen to Summer Walker's Clear EP below.

Goldlink ft. Peewee Longway – "Got Muscle"

Goldlink and Peewee Longway have teamed up for their latest single, "Got Muscle." Goldlink's silky bars pair nicely with the smooth instrumentals on the track. "I gotta brand new shawty, big booty she from Texas / The way she playing with the titties make me feel like she ambidextrous / Our crew damn near tied up, ain't no time for extras / The way I whip the tires I can start a fire in the Lexus," he spits.

The song comes on the heels of Goldlink's "Justine's Interlude," which appeared to discuss Justine Skye's allegations of domestic abuse against Sheck Wes.

Listen to "Got Muscle" below.

Yo Gotti Ft. Lil Baby – "Put A Date On It"

Yo Gotti and Lil Baby have joined forces for their new single "Put A Date On It." The June James-produced track utilizes hi-hats and a fast tempo.

"I told these folks that I quit / Knowing gotdamn well n***a still sip syrup / Got the trap going crazy like the first and the third / Gotta lot of cash money, I can still get birds," Yo Gotti raps.

Listen to Yo Gotti and Lil Baby's new collaboration below.

Rico Davis – "They Ain't Gotta Know"

Rico Davis has dropped the visuals for "They Ain't Gotta Know." The single, which was originally released in Nov. 2018, is the third musical release from his upcoming project. The video was filmed on Columbia University's New York City campus and is an ode to enjoying your private life to the fullest.

Watch the visuals for "They Ain't Gotta Know" below.

 

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10 Rap Lyrics About Fatherhood

The theme of fatherhood has always been a fixture in rap music. Whether it's the hottest emcees spitting rhymes about their fathers, their own experiences having children, or even imagining the possibilities of having kids, the subject invokes a spiral of emotions. These records find artists at their most vulnerable and intimate, allowing them to share more about their lives, use their experiences to give advice to listeners and to share the emotional highs and lows associated with such relationships and memories.

For instance, Jay-Z has been vocal in his records about not only his love for his three children, but his challenges in fatherhood and his own strained relationship with his late father. For the first decade-plus of his career, he dissed his dad on wax every chance he got. On "Hova Song" from his 1999 album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter, he shares that his dad wasn't present in his life and no love was lost there. "Retrospect, ain't been the same since I lost my dad/He still alive, but still f*** you don't cross my path." But he also used his music to chronicle how they mended their relationship before his father's death, and how their journey made him doubt his own ability to raise a child.

Much like Jay Z, other rappers such as Nas, Eminem and others have shared their stories about their fathers, both positive and negative. But their music captures it all. So, for this Father's Day it's only right to highlight 10 verses about fatherhood from some of hip-hop's greatest.

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Nas - "Daughters"

“I finally understand/It ain't easy to raise a girl as a single man/Nah, the way mothers feel for they sons/How fathers feel for they daughters/When he date, he straight, chip off his own papa/When she date, we wait behind the door with a sawed-off/‘Cause we think no one is good enough for our daughters/Love.”

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Jay-Z - "Glory"

“Life is a gift, love, open it up/You're a child of destiny/You're the child of my destiny/You're my child with the child from Destiny's Child.”

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Slick Rick - "It's a Boy"

"So it ain’t forgotten, hope I don’t spoil the nigga rotten/Also, don’t discriminate white, he’ll be quite bright, if taught him right/If not he like ask heavenly father, help me raise my shorty right.

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Eminem - "Hailie's Song"

“My baby girl keeps gettin' older/I watch her grow up with pride/People make jokes ‘cause they don't understand me/They just don't see my real side/I act like shit don't faze me, inside it drives me crazy/My insecurities could eat me alive/But then I see my baby, suddenly I'm not crazy/It all makes sense when I look into her eyes, oh no.”

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2Pac - “Letter 2 My Unborn”

“Please take care of all my kids and my unborn child/To my unborn child…/This letter goes out to my seeds/That I might not get to see ‘cause of this lifestyle/Just know your daddy loved you/Got nothin' but love for you/And all I wanted was for you to have a better life than I had.”

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J. Cole - "She's Mine Pt. 2"

“Reminisce when you came out the womb/Tears of joy I think filled up the room/You are now the reason that I fight/I ain't never did nothing this right in my whole lifeGot me thinking…”

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Ja Rule - "Daddy's Little Baby"

"Degrade yourself never, 'cause I'm teaching you better/Life ain't all about cheddar, diamonds, and leather."

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The Game - "Like Father Like Son"

"They say every time somebody die, a child is born/So I thank the nigga who gave his life for the birth of my son."

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Meek Mill - "Save Me"

"I just pray Papi forgive me, ain't seen my son a while (I pray) I go and pick him up from school to see him fucking smile (facts)."

6Lack - "Never Know"

"I got a baby on the way, I think about it every day/They think that paper gon’ change me, I do this shit for my baby.”

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Drake reacts in the first half during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.
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Drake To Drop Two New Songs After Toronto Raptors Win NBA Title

As fans of the Toronto Raptors celebrate in the streets over the team's first NBA title, their biggest supporter Drake is dropping two new singles.

The rapper quickly took to Instagram Live Friday (June 14) after the big win to show off some his chips (he hasn't found the dip yet) and casually shared the news. "Much love to everybody, to the family, much love to the guys, congratulations, two songs dropping tomorrow, a championship to the city of Toronto for the first time ever, congrats. Well deserved for the people."

Drake teased the two pack with the song titles, "Omertà" and "Money in the Grave" featuring Rick Ross.

 

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Drake previously teased "Omertà" by way of an Instagram comment earlier this year. The term is a Southern Italian code of silence and honor which is basically in the same vein of no snitching. The rapper is clearly happy about his team taking the title as he even stopped to chat with reporters after the big game.

Drake really did a post game interview 🤣 #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/ulXTz4unvY

— Vibe Magazine (@VibeMagazine) June 14, 2019

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Vic Mensa Debuts Band 93PUNX And Drops Bold Single "Camp America"

Vic Mensa's new band 93PUNX are here to deliver a poignant message about migrant children in their video for "Camp America."

Released Friday (June 14), the visuals for "Camp America" showcase Mensa in ICE gear with white children locked in cages similar to "family detention" centers that currently filled with children of color separated from their families. The children are also shown playing in the cages, drinking from a toilet bowl wrapping themselves in thermal blankets.

"We’ll be living it up, not giving a f**k / Splitting you up, then we put you in cuffs," Mensa sings. "Then we shipping you off / Yeah, you could get lost at Camp America.”

The song is based on ICE director Matthew Albence’s quote comparing the detention centers to “summer camp." Mensa tells The Daily Beast why he wanted to use white children as means to show "that twisted alternate reality."

“I thought that was a crazy f**king idea and wanted to create a world with this song that imagined that twisted alternate reality, where it was fun for kids to be held as prisoners, drinking out of toilets, away from their parents, and somehow enjoy it like one might at a summer camp," he said. “My intention for using white kids as opposed to minority children is to point out the blatantly obvious fact that this would never happen to white kids in this country or maybe anywhere on this earth. Although the nature of the actions the kids were involved in was graphic or shocking, it was all taken from actual occurrences reported at ‘detention’ centers.”

Mensa says that the children and their parents were aware of the political messages in the video. “All of the children’s parents were present and the children were really smart and understood the political statement being made—they wanted to be a part of it," said. "Nothing about this is about shaming white children; it’s about showing that this simply would never happen to white children.”

This week, the Trump administration announced plans to use an Oklahoma military base that was used in World War II as an internment camp for Japanese and Japanese American to hold undocumented immigrant children. Huff Post reports the administration cited “a dramatic spike” in unaccompanied minors with 41,000 detained by border officials this year.

Other policial statements have been made this week from nonprofit organization RAICES and ad agency Badger & Winters. The group placed pop-up cages with dolls crying across New York City for their campaign called #NoKidsInCages. 

Watch "Camp America" below.

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