Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” Is The Best Selling Album Of 2021, First Week Sales Revealed

Drake now has the biggest album of the year in terms of sales.

Drizzy has once again proven to the critics that he’s at the top of his game. He can now add another record to his trophy room, even though this one could still be broken. It’s been confirmed that his latest album, Certified Lover Boy, has raked in the biggest first-week opening for an album for the year.

At least 604,000 equivalent album units have moved for Certified Lover Boy in the last seven days. He’s even beaten out rival Kanye West, whose DONDA previously had the largest first week this year. Drake’s CLB has almost doubled Kanye’s tally as DONDA’s first week sales were registered at 309,000 copies.

Even though Drake is enjoying success, DONDA is still moving numbers and has sold over 146,000 album units in its second week out. It’s now at the #2 position on the charts.

Drake, on the other hand, also had 700 million first-week streams on CLB. A sign that his fans are more than happy to have him back. That 700 million is the most that he’s gotten since his 2018 release, Scorpion.

Scorpion did a bit better moving 731,000 units in its first week of release. The “God’s Plan” rapper has also maintained his stellar sales record as none of his albums have ever sold below 400,000 first week.

CLB is a little bit of a drop-off compared to the albums earlier in his career, like Views back in 2016, which sold over a million in its first week out. The album was predicted to do better than Kanye’s earlier this week when in just three days, CLB got 430 million on-demand audio streams in the United States.

Those three-day sales represented a better showing than DONDA’s first eight days of sale, which was recorded at just under 423 million streams.

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Shyne Likens His Political Addresses To Rap Bars

Not many who have fallen from grace and faced the full brunt of the law have a story of redemption quite as unique as former rapper Shyne.

In what surely is a movie director’s dream, Shyne’s fall out of the limelight, after he found fame at Bad Boy Records, as a rapper, to his subsequent incarceration at Clinton Correctional Facility and eventual rise as a member of Belize House of Representatives is truly awe-inspiring.

He served almost 10 years at the corrections facility following the Manhattan nightclub shooting involving Diddy and then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez in 1999. He was sentenced in 2001.

The former rapper, who has since changed his name to Moses Levi, began his transformation following his release from behind bars. One of the first things that he did was to become an Orthodox Jew. This helped him maintain his focus on new goals, and recently he’s seen the fruit of that labor as he’s now a successful politician with a seat in the Belizean House of Representatives.

The 42-year-old recently shared more about his journey and his intentions for his future and the future of his country in a recent interview with HipHopDX.

He revealed that he’s not quite done rapping as he is hoping to record some new tracks for an upcoming biopic about his life. That’s probably as far as his musical comeback will go, however, as he added that if fans really want to hear his flow, they should tune in to what he has to say in his native House of Representatives. Those speeches can be found on his Instagram page, he continued.

“You’d almost think that I was performing in the studio when you hear me. It’s a lot of 16s and a lot of hits when you hear me talking about policy and legislation in the House of Representatives. Oration is an art,” he added.

His passion for politics and the improvement of his home is nothing new, and just last year, he explained it more to MSNBC anchor Ari Melber. During that interview, he stressed that freedom is a gift, one that a lot of Americans have and should appreciate.

Levi added that this is one of the many shared principles between Americans and the people of Belize. His dream is to provide a bridge between Belize and the United States. One of the ways he hoped to achieve this dream was by showing Americans how fortunate they are by taking them to Belize so they could see how some Belizeans are living.

“And I want to take the Belizeans to the United States state of mind so they could see an Ari Melber who is free to be a Hip Hop enthusiast and a political commentator and not miss a beat and people love it. He’s the first one. Or maybe there’s others, but he’s the most famous one that has done that type of hybrid,” he added at the time.

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This is just one of the many ways he hopes to inspire the youth of Belize. His main focus is to help them learn how to imagine new things and to push boundaries as he’s so expertly done.

The struggle that he faces is that many of the youth in Belize are not thinking this way. A problem that doesn’t fall squarely on the shoulders of the youth but on the wider society as well he went on to say.

His aspiration is to blaze that type of trail, and he believes “that’s exactly what I’m doing.”

“They call me a convict, they call me a deportee, they call me criminal, that I shouldn’t be in the House of Representatives — and I’ve shattered those more in the last week than any foreign minister in the history of Belize,” he added.

Shyne’s return to the U.S. was orchestrated by his former boss Diddy who helped him secure a visa to return last month for the first time in 12 years. His visit is part of an effort to improve relations between the U.S. and Belize.

Undoubtedly, his story is inspirational, and he hopes that others will resonate with it.

“I hope everyone that sees all that’s happening for me, they’re inspired because all of us have what I have inside them. You mostly just got to find it. And I guarantee that they can find it and they can have their happiness and redemption and their vindication,” he said.

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Teejay Reveals Collabs With Kodak Black & The Game On New Album

Teejay says things are looking up with some big collaborations coming on his new album.

Teejay has had a year full of ups and downs, but also numerous victories. During his recent interview with The Fix, the singjay shared some details about his upcoming album Rags to Riches, saying he got collaborations with Kodak Black and The Game.

Despite his tragic year, the dancehall singjay has continued to work hard to improve his career and breakout on the international market. When the interviewer asked about the recent public highlight of being spotted with Timbaland, he revealed some information about his recent collabs.

“Wi even have some good collab right now,” Teejay said. “Me shouldn’t even say it but wi have a collab wid like Kodak Black, like the Game like wi ave wul heap a bad song fi release right now an mi have the Rags to Riches album mi a work pon right now.”

These not-so-closely guarded accomplishments came during his short relocation to the United States to redefine his public image and mental health. Since moving to the United States, he has been presented with numerous opportunities, including Timbaland‘s assistance on his upcoming album, Rags to Riches. He described his listening session with the music veteran where TeeJay received vital industry advice on song choices and preferences in his album.

Teejay sang a short teaser of the song during the interview, much to his fans’ delight. “If him nah treat yuh like a queen, tell him fi avoid yuh. Money buy everything but it cya buy love,” sang the Uptop Boss. This was followed by the funny story behind the song.

Being under the tutelage of a musical genius may not have resulted in a speedy album drop, but it was successful and taught the artiste valuable lessons. “Every minute him a seh yo pull up da song ya, pull up da song ya, pull up di song and same time di man son walk inna di room and him son a 15-year-old and di man son seh ‘Dad who sing this song?’ and di man seh, ‘See that?’ A swear a col bump tek me,” stated TeeJay.

The interview was not without its funny moments. The artiste shared, “We a look pon each other and di man son seh yo dis hard, zimme…an him son a yam.” The trio shared a laugh to Timbaland’s son’s youth.

After many corrections, the album received the veteran’s stamp of approval. This confirmation propelled the Attention deejay’s spirit forward, but he too already knew the greatness. He shared, “Memba seh wi di best and we nuh need Colin fi tell wi dat.”

The star also gave more insight into his album, Rags to Riches. “A one year an 7 month now me a put togetha tha album ya like it coulda put together long time but based on everything weh me a go tru, everything wah gwaan inna di surrounding,” said Teejay as his voice cracked with emotion.

He swears too that at least 10 songs on the album will be “hit songs,” in other words, legendary songs. “Mi sure know seh some hit song deh pon di album weh wi can listen to all di next 50, 60 years…just bad,” said Teejay.

The album is fully completed, with Teejay planning for the release to be on his birthday in October. He added that all that needs to be done is to shoot music videos. Rags To Riches is said to have 20 songs, but fans may see a second album release if he decides to split the album.

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Les Savy Fav – Intro Lyrics

Bonjour et merci, nous vous remercions de votre attention
Nous espérons que notre musique en vaut le coup
Ces chansons ont été enregistrées durant la semaine après la St Valentin 1997, à ??room
Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NY, les États-Unis d’Amérique
Asseyez-vous s’il vous plaît, posez vos mains sur vos genoux et fermez les yeux
Les Savy Fav vont bientôt commencer
Au fond de chaque perle vous trouverez une chanson. Ils les composent facilement avec passion; ils sont sérieux, mais ils savent s’amuser aussi
Les Savy Fav sont merveilleux, ils me prennent la tête, ils me touchent partout…
Je n’en peux plus. Assis ici ils me demandent trop; ils vous demandent trop. Allez-vous résister?
Ne résistez pas
Écoutez le son de votre corps pendant le disque, Les Savy Fav vont commencer, enfin

(translation)
Hello and thank you, we thank you for your attention
We hope our music is worthwhile
These songs have been recorded during the week after the Valentine’s Day, 1997, in ??room, Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, United States of America
Sit down please, put your hands on your knees and close your eyes
Les Savy Fav will soon begin
In the depths of each pearl you’ll find a song. They compose easily, with passion; they’re serious but they know having fun too
The Savy Fav are wonderful, they take my head , they touch me everywhere…
I can’t stand it any longer
Sat here they ask me too much; they ask you too much. Will you resist?
Just don’t
Listen to the sound of your body during the record, Les Savy Fav are gonna start, at last

Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “Ni***s In Paris” Now 8x Platinum, Inches Toward Diamond Status

American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye Wests’ 2011 hit “Ni**as in Paris” is now 8X platinum.

The song is from the artists’ collaborative album Watch the Throne. The song debuted at number 75 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and eventually peaked at number 5. In Australia, the song is currently at 2X platinum with 140,000 sales, while the single is certified Platinum in Belgium with 15,000 sales.

On top of its impressive numbers, the song also earned Ye and Jay Grammy awards for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 55th Grammy awards in 2013. Now, its’ latest achievement being the 8x platinum certification in the United States through the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the single has racked up a whopping eight million in sales.

“Ni**as in Paris” in its radio version called “Fellas in Paris” has received close to 315 million views on YouTube. The album from which it stems, Watch the Throne, was released through Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Roc Nation. Chart Data confirmed the news via Twitter that the song surpassed 8 million units in the United States and inches towards joining the diamond club.

US Certifications (@RIAA): Jay Z & @kanyewest, N****s in Paris 8x Platinum (8,000,000).

— chart data (@chartdata) March 24, 2021

The duo released a total of seven singles to get fans ready for the album’s release. “Otis,” “Lift Off,” “No Church In the Wild,” “H.A.M,” and as noted “Ni**as in Paris,” we’re also all blessed with music videos.

This was not the first time Jay-Z and Kanye West collaborated, as they had worked together on various singles before the album’s release.

It is reported that an album was not what the two had planned, but instead, they wanted to produce a five-song EP together. The album features other major artists, including Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce, Frank Ocean, Connie Mitchell, The Dream, Mr. Hudson, and Charlie Wilson.

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Dancehall Star Shenseea Is BET’s Amplified Artist Of The Month

Shenseea is one of Jamaica’s fast-rising deejays, and the sky is certainly not her limit! The young artiste is taking the United States music industry by storm as she stretches her wings from Jamaica.

Her latest accomplishment is being named the BET Amplified artist of the month. The recognition spotlights upcoming talents, which in BET’s view, are stars on the rise.

In spite of the pandemic, the “Blessed” singer continues to thrive with multiple brand ambassador deals as well as launching her own eyelash line. She has been in the United States touring as she entertains her fans and seeks to widen her fan base, all while establishing Public Relations connections to bring her voice and image to the global music industry.

The announcement by BET was made on Monday on the network’s Instagram page with a photograph of her with the big news “We’re proud to announce @shenseea as our new #BETAmplified Artist of the Month.”

The BET Amplified Artiste recognition is a coveted stamp of approval in the music industry and was launched in January of 2020 to name and identify the next big thing in the music industry. The Network, which focuses on Black Entertainment, will be introducing Shenseea to their various global platform audiences, which include BET Jams, BET Her, BET Soul, and BET International channels in Africa, UK, France, and South Korea.

According to BET, the award reviews artists based on their unique sound, social media presence, and their star factor- projected impact on the global music and entertainment industry.

BET has over 3.7 million viewers, and this is expected to be a great boost to the young Jamaican’s career. In the meantime, Shenseea has been working and has managed to tie down a number of collaborations, with the latest being Lil Tjay. While there is no news on what the music to be will be, fans speculate it could be rap music as Shenseea has displayed a versatility and keenness for rapping.

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Black Thought – Welcome To America Lyrics

Play this song

[Chorus: C. S. Armstrong]
Welcome to America
Where you can dream, as long as you can breathe
You can be the muh’fuckin’ President of United States
And get murdered right on these streets
Welcome to America

[Verse 1: Black Thought & C. S. Armstrong]
The sins of the father my pop gave me to suffer
The friends I would follow was crack babies and hustlers
It’s steel sharpen steel in the block, made me a cutler
My pen is from the future like Octavia Butler (Wеlcome to America, oh)
My grandmother suturеd a flag from bloody cotton
The fruits of her labor alas already rotten (Welcome to America, yeah, ayy)
My man said, “Yo, it’s crazy how fast that we’ve forgotten
That we used to pull boxes and plows like we were oxen
And cows”, without an option, and now it’s this glorious
Victorious, story only pitched
For me to shut it down, they sold some of us down the rivers
It’s such a poor level of thought, I get the shivers
It’s insidious and it’s always been hideous
I had to tread water and run, be amphibious
They do you so dirty for one, yo, what’s cleanliness?
They make you wanna let off a gun into the emptiness like

[Bridge 1: Angela Hunte & C. S. Armstrong]
Preach now, lover, preach now, lover
That we runnin’, runnin’, runnin’, runnin’, runnin’
Welcome to America

[Verse 2: Black Thought & C. S. Armstrong]
Yo, I’m ill-fated and hated, I’m hella melanated
Blackness is my religion to that I’m dedicated (Welcome to America)
I follow the laws of nature by which I’m regulated
The universe my university, I’m educated
This one is for my very revolutionaries
After keeping it a hundred even though the truth is heavy
Who stand firmly and see their life is a journey
That either God or the gurney, my public defender burned me
So did the district attorney in a turbulent trial
They told me that time is master, well I’m serving it now
Tell my family I’ll be making my return in a while
And every symbol of oppression, I’ll be burning it down

[Chorus: C. S. Armstrong & Angela Hunte]
Welcome to America (Yeah)
Where you can dream, as long as you can breathe (Long as you breathe)
You can be the muh’fuckin’ President of United States (That’s right)
And get murdered right on these streets (Doo, doo)
Welcome to America
Land of the brave (Yeah) and home of the free (That’s bullshit, man)
You can be a saint or a sinner or a billionaire (Yeah)
Or just stand on your feet
Welcome to America (Keep on runnin’, runnin’)
America, oh Lord (Keep on runnin’, runnin’)
Welcome to America (Keep on runnin’, runnin’)
America, oh yeah

[Post-Chorus: C. S. Armstrong]
‘Cause when it’s over, the world ain’t over (The world ain’t over)
What they say is what we’ll do (It’s what we gon’ do now)
We outpowered, still have power (Still got power)
And that’s what we cannot lose

[Bridge 2: Angela Hunte]
Runnin’ in the shadows, got my eye on the sparrow
Tomorrow may not come, at least my soul felt this love (Uh)
If I let you go, at least my soul felt this love
Hey now, hang now, hey now, hang now

[Verse 3: Black Thought]
Now, a Black soul never passes alone
If its blood spilled on the ancestor’s ashes and bone
From a pure heart, the Lord fashioned after His own
Went packaged and flown to the essence of his African throne
For every lost body, crossed, tarred, feathered, and tossed
It’s no way I could measure the course or ever exhaust
But whether it’s yours or mine, this American cloth
Has never been soft, while history was running its course
I ran hard from Jamestown with slaves, found Jesus
And foul demons that never be charged with malfeasance
I sat through they revival, though I never found credence
I found that we had never known shit about freedom
I’ve been charged with treason, I’ve been scarred and freezin’
I’ve been called a nigga and then called a heathen
When hounds found me, they couldn’t even tell if I was breathin’
In America where on black men, it’s open season

Blac Youngsta Is Ready For A Drake Presidency, Tory Lanez Respond

Blac Youngsta says Drake has his vote for President of the United States should he ever decide to run.

America is still reeling from the effects of having a celebrity President- Donald Trump as the country prepares to swear in its 46th President Joe Biden while also battling an ongoing crisis as republican voters decry the election result as they claim the election was fraudulent. There’s no evidence that the election was fraudulent.

“I’m gon’ speak this into existence, I feel like Drake should be President of the United States, he doesn’t care about money, he got his own money, he’s a genuine guy,” he says.

It seems that Blac Youngsta thinks Drake’s popularity will help him greatly – “I feel like the world love him, , a 100 million in America love him…I’ll vote for Drake for president any year he decides to be president….I feel like we all should vote for him.”

It seems that Black Youngsta’s suggestion isn’t resonating with others though as many thought his suggestion goofy. One commenter said “this is the requirements for The Bachelor not the president.”

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Toronto rapper Tory Lanez replied to Blac Youngsta, “we’re from can….nvm,” reminding the younger rapper that Drake is Canadian. Drake is from Toronto, but he is also a dual citizen having American citizenship. He has a home in California in the U.S. However, it’s pretty clear that a dual citizen might have difficulties being able to run for President.

Celebrity politicians are nothing new to the U.S as many politicians were from Hollywood, including Ronald Reagan, who was a former actor appearing in more than 50 films, Clint Eastwood, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fred Gandy, Ben Jones, among others.

During the 2020 election, Kanye West threw his hat in the race to run for President and even got a few votes.

Yellopain – My Vote Don’t Count Lyrics

[Intro]
Enough Electoral Vote. More than 270, more than enough to become the 44th President of the United States
He will be the first African-American President of the United States

[Verse]
Uh, I’ve been broke all my life
But I kept hope all them nice
You see business in my city
Yeah they closed all them twice
I was just riding down seeing all them pot holes
I can’t drive
I know y’all can fix it faster
But I know y’all won’t try
Nobody care about us
And that’s why I won’t vote
Voted for Obama back in 2012
I remember that’s when I had hope
He was saying, “Yes, we can!”
And everybody got less food stamps
And when I turn 21 I was still broke
God, I’ll never vote again
I don’t think I ever had a president made my life better
Did it all on my own, ain’t no politician ever do a nice gesture
I don’t even know the mayor name
I ain’t ever seen one time ever
Tell me how she gonna help the city
What I suppose to do, write letters?
What I suppose to do, blame Trump?
He ain’t never really give a uh
Ain’t nobody raise minimum wage
None of these jobs pay enough
I think they just wanna keep us broke
Cause they ain’t put none a place for us
This how all my people feel
But we gotta learn, we can complain enough
Let me change it up
Everything I just said, everybody I know think the same way
See, they don’t wanna see us vote
And we never do so we see the same thing
But all our votes really do count
And they never really let it show
Now I’m finna break it down
Cause if I don’t you would probably never know
Fist thing first, you know back in middle school
When they taught us, it was three branches of government?
We forgot it when we got older
It’s the Judicial, the Legislative, and the Executive
But all we know is the Executive
That’s the mayor, or governor, and the president
Now none of them three people make no laws, they just be checking ‘em
The laws come to they desk and all they do is say, “No” or “Yes” to it
So when the news station tell us that Barrack Obama couldn’t put us on
We was all salty at Obama when it was the Congress members all along
We gotta focus on the Legislative branch; yeah they the ones that make the Laws
Yeah they the ones that write how much food stamps money you get on the card
But when people that wanted to help us wanted the job
I know they probably lost
Cause we ain’t even know they name, we ain’t know they face, we ain’t know it all
So the Congress or the State House that’s the Legislative branch, they make Laws
So what we want from the President is what they do, okay y’all?
See they election every two years but we don’t ever even go to those
The Congress they could raise minimum wage but we ain’t even really know it thou
So you know how back in ’08, when we all voted for Obama
We was all supposed to go back in 2010 and voted for the Congress
Cause they the ones that make child support laws
They the ones choose if your kids at school get to eat steak or corn dog
The state house makes the courthouse
So if the country fail you can’t say it’s them its your fault
Cause ya ain’t know to know to vote for Congress members that was for y’all
And they don’t gotta leave at the four year and we just let ‘em sit
They don’t want to tell you this they want you to focus on the President
Now the third branch is the Judicial; that’s judges
They the reason why John Crawford and Trayvon had justice
So when Meek Mill got locked up just for popping wheelies we blam the judges
And not the city, when they let her get voted in
Cause they don’t know who to vote against
Imagine life on the other side; roles better, schools better
Everybody get they license back, grocery store food better
Custody of your kids back, homeless people get new shelters
If we gonna fix the US, we gotta start with them two letters
Me and you
Somebody told us that the government want to keep us broke
But the only reason why those people in the government is ‘cause we ain’t vote
And I ain’t talking about the President
I’m talking about the ones we ain’t know
See they was gonna try keep it low
But it’s gonna hurt ‘em when they see them polls

[Outro]
Every time you stay one someone is making a decision about you
Making about decision about the air you breath, the water you drink, the food your kids eat, and how much money you bring home very twice weeks
So every time you seat out an election, every time you don’t show up because you think it doesn’t matter, someone else is happy that you didn’t show up. So they can make that decision for you. Vote!

Ratboys – Peter The Wild Boy Lyrics

How many lives does it take to ruin a single one?
I once learned of a boy, he couldn’t sing at all
Yet he knew every note of my song

Found one day they called him, ‘The Wild Boy’
He’s a mess, he’s a man, what should we do with him?
He saw a tree, called it, Mom, and she called him, Son

Peter, what makes you sad?
And how in the world did you let it get this bad?

I knew a person who read up on the likes of him
He had no soul, he was young, he was fitting in
Peter ate plants, grew a beard and lived with kings
But, he couldn’t understand a thing

Peter, what makes you sad?
And how in the world did you let it get this bad?

Peter, how do you know?
Your eyebrows are the mountains, and your dandruff is the snow

The year that he died, the United States dollar was born
And now, when I pay for my lunch I feel tree-bark skin
He’s in my purse, in my ears, he makes thoughts begin

Overdrive Orchestra – American Dream lyrics

Welcome home to the land of the free
Free to lose your mind
A bill of rights, but who’s right to be so wrong?
Woken up again from an American Dream
Back to reality, a sad shadow of a nation long lost
Corrupt with power but not entitled to use it
Propaganda force fed to us like pigs prepared for a slaughter
While gluttonous hogs feast off our bones

If you’re wrong, take it out on me
And if you’re right, there’s nothing left to say
And if you’ve won, turn your rust to gold
But if you’re wrong, throw yourself away

Resurgence of the fourth reich here in America
Silently, swiftly, creepin’ through your area
Hysteria
No rights left from Miranda
As she feeds us propaganda like a fuckin’ cafeteria
Give us a voice just to zip up our lips
Given no choice but just to stick to the script
‘Cuz improvisation is a threat to the nation
An invasion on the United States of Corporation
A stain on the image they keep tryin’ to paint
The portrait of sinner, depicted as a saint
But a saint ain’t meant to be one to deceive
Abuse power and cease to occupy overseas
But when we as a people occupy Wall Street
We get beaten and sprayed, cuffed and taken away
Nothing less than Marshal Law with the ndaa
They just label us as terrorists and lock us in the bay

If you’re wrong, take it out on me
And if you’re right, there’s nothing left to say
And if you’ve won, turn your rust to gold
But if you’re wrong, throw yourself away

N.E.R.D – It’s In The Air lyrics

[Congressman Patrick Kennedy]
If anybody wants to know where cynicism is, cynicism is that there’s one, two, press people in this gallery. We’re talking about Eric Massa 24/7 on the TV, we’re talking about war and peace, three billion dollars, a thousand lives and no press?! No press?! You wanna know why the American public is fit, they’re fit because they’re not seeing their congress do the work that they’re said to do. It’s because the press, the press of the United States is not covering the most significant issue of national importance, and that’s a laying of lives down in the nation, for the service of our country. It’s despicable, the national press core right now

[Pharrell]
Mmm Dada, I’m sure you can tell
It’s in the air, of our nation
It may shock ya, the maddest hallucination
But the dead people, they’ll be dressed well (yeah)
They say

[Shay Haley]
What’s yo’ name? You the one starin
Oh my God, lemme shake yo’ hand
Do it like this, do it like that
Can you switch it up? Send it right back
Frown to your back, smile to your face
Think I keep it real, but I keep it fake
Think I’m ahead, but I’m the ass
Man I’m really sick, I really need a mask
Woof!

[Hook]
And now it’s in the air, spreading everywhere
So you should be prepared
(Ain’t no pill or cough syrup)
(That can help so you better hurr’up)
Come on, come on, come on
Hey, hey, hey
It’s in the air
Hey, hey, hey
Come on, come on, come on
Hey, hey, hey
It’s in the air
Hey, hey, hey

[Pharrell]
To spread this thing, they don’t need a tongue
Instead they use the precious lungs
But the scariest thing, they don’t {?} kill ya
But they’re still dead people dancin’ like Thriller

[Shay Haley]
What’s yo’ name? You the one starin
Oh my God, lemme shake yo’ hand
Do it like this, do it like that
Can you switch it up? Send it right back
Frown to your back, smile to your face
Think I keep it real, but I keep it fake
Think I’m ahead, but I’m the ass
Man I’m really sick, I really need a mask
Woof!

[Hook]

[Pharrell]
They comin in, they get me now
What a shitstorm of the situation
But a maid and I, guns to the biggest cloud
Stop big brother and there’s invasion (yeah) come on

[Shay Haley]
What’s yo’ name? You the one starin
Oh my God, lemme shake yo’ hand
Do it like this, do it like that
Can you switch it up? Send it right back
Frown to your back, smile to your face
Think I keep it real, but I keep it fake
Think I’m the head, but I’m the ass
Man I’m really sick, I really need a mask
Woof!

[Hook]

Chamillionaire Responds To Critics For Helping Deported Man’s Family

Chamillionaire has responded to critics who came at him for helping a deported man’s family.

The Texas rapper offered some finacial assistant to the family of Jorge Garcia. Garcia was recently deported to Mexico after living in the United States for most of his life. He has a wife and kids who he left behind and they are in need of financial assistance and that’s where the rapper stepped in. Social media has become a place to attack individuals these days and Chamillionaire got a taste of that backlash this week.

You would think that what he did was a good cause and one hundred percent I think he should have been getting praise for it, but some folks are accusing him of helping an outsider. The Houston native has since posted a video responding to the backlash. “A lot of people are hitting me saying, ‘I’m proud of you for wanting to help an immigrant family in their time of need’ but I a lot of people are hitting saying, ‘I don’t understand why a black man would want to help Mexicans’ and nonsense like, ‘They don’t do nothing for us black people need to help black people’” Chamillionaire said.

“I’m sorry you feel that way, but I’m from Texas. I know a lot of y’all have been led to believe the toxic narrative that Mexicans are doing this and Mexicans are doing that like they aren’t valuable contributors to our economy,” the “Ridin’ (Dirty)” rapper added.

TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ Rapper #Chamillionaire has been quietly working to connect with the family of #JorgeGarcia. Thanks to the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration, he was recently deported back to Mexico after living in the U.S. for thirty years with no criminal record. Jorge has also spent close to $125,000 on legal costs in efforts to get himself legalized since 2005 to no avail. _______________________________________ The man's story gained traction thanks to Detroit Free Press reporter Niraj Warikoo. Chamillionaire wanted to reach out to the Garcia family so that he could assist with their finances in Jorge's absence. Unfortunately the rapper has received backlash for "not helping his own." He took to Instagram last night where he reminded people that he is a product of immigrants and criticized them for trying to diminish the role of immigrants in the United States. _______________________________________ "A lot of people are hitting me saying, 'I'm proud of you for wanting to help an immigrant family in their time of need,' but I a lot of people are hitting saying, 'I don't understand why a Black man would want to help Mexicans' and nonsense like, 'They don't do nothing for us! Black people need to help Black people!'" Chamillionaire began. _______________________________________ "I'm sorry you feel that way, but I'm from Texas. I know a lot of y'all have been led to believe the toxic narrative that Mexicans are doing this and Mexicans are doing that like they aren't valuable contributors to our economy and our society." The rapper went on to tell some little known facts about how his biggest record "Ridin' (Dirty)" was launched to success with the help of close—(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) ?: @chamillionaire

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Jahmiel – Tek It Off [New Music]

Jahmiel kicks off the new year with a lovers rock vibe single for the ladies, “Tek It Off.”

The dancehall singjay just concluded a phenomenal year with a number of hit singles and a hugely successful overseas tour. This year, he is looking to step his game up starting with an extensive global tour starting in the United States before going across the pond to Europe and then to Africa. There is no doubt that he will be performing this new joint on tour.

“Say she love me forever without 21, all me waan do a take it off, a so me feel when mi miss yo bad,” Jahmiel sings over a slow dancehall beat produced by Dunwell Productions. “Long time mi no see yo now me have closer, so much a gwaan in a me mind when me see yo close up, all me waan do a take it off, take it off take off.”

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JAY-Z To Young Fan “You Will Be President Someday”


JAY-Z is one of those timeless rappers, he has fans ranging all ages, and on Monday night one young fan got a big shutout at his concert.

The rap legend was performing at his 4:44 Tour stop in Cleveland, Ohio, when he paused to acknowledge a 9-year-old girl rocking out to his music at the front of the audience. JAY-Z is himself a father of two girls so he has that protective instinct in him already. The rapper is also known for his commentary on social on political issues affecting us, so when he told this little girl that she will be president one day, it was no surprise.

“You can be anything that you want to be in the world,” Hov told his young fan who was delighted for the shout-out. “At this very moment, America is way more sexist than they are racist. But you, young lady, you got the potential to be the next president of the United States. You believe that.”

The part of his message about sexism made some fans a little uneasy since he was talking to a 9-year-old girl. But the point of his message way overshadow any little uneasiness that what he said may have caused. Watch the video below.

#444Tour

JAY-Z's spontaneous conversation with a 9 year old girl:

"At this very moment America is way more sexist than they are racist, but you young lady, you got the potential to be the next president of the United States, you believe that." ?

?: @naptural_mae pic.twitter.com/YxLUWdCNSV

— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) November 20, 2017

 

Sean Paul To Upcoming Dancehall Acts “Work Hard Be Unique”

Sean Paul has sold over 26 million records in the United States and just recently the dancehall star was award with a plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the achievement.

Additionally, he also received platinum plaques for his dancehall classics “Get Busy,” “We Be Burning,” and “Temperature” which was certified three times platinum. The achievement makes Sean Paul only one of six Jamaican artists to get platinum status in the United States. When asked about his formula for success for young acts, he said hard work, follow your heart and be unique.

“Just follow your heart and that’s what art is really about,” he said. “It’s about following your heart and creating beautiful things that maybe other people didn’t see or think of before. I’m very proud of the way that I’ve performed and that I’m able to present our music to a wider audience, and 26 million sales represent to me dedication over the years. It means also fans’ involvement. Without their support, I couldn’t be here. I just have to big dem up.”

Sean Paul is one of the most commercially successful dancehall artists out of Jamaica ever, and some international publications even call him the king of dancehall. A lot of Jamaican dancehall fans will disagree, but if we should base the kingship solely on international impact and music sales, then SP would easily sit on the thrown. But that debate is for another time. In the meantime, let’s congratulate Dutty Paul on his phenomenal achievement, for a job well done, and for representing dancehall and Jamaican music culture at the highest level.

Logic Single “1-800-273-8255” Now Certified Platinum

Logic single “1-800-273-8255” has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The single which features Alessia Cara and Khalid is anthem for fans battling depression and are considering suicide. The phone number for the title of the song is the actual number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Since performing the song at last month’s MTV Video Music Awards, the song has grown in popularity and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has reported that they are getting a lot more calls.

The RIAA revealed on Thursday that the song is now platinum, meaning it has sold over one million copies in the United States. Logic explained on Twitter the reason why he felt it necessary to record the single for fans who are in a dark place. “Over the years so many of you guys have told me that my music has helped you through so many tough times,” he tweeted. “Many of you have told me its even saved your life. I’m beyond humbled. But I felt I haven’t done enough.”

Over the years so many of you guys have told me that my music has helped you through so many tough times.

— Bobby Tarantino (@Logic301) April 26, 2017

Many of you have told me its even saved your life. I’m beyond humbled. But I felt I haven’t done enough.

— Bobby Tarantino (@Logic301) April 26, 2017

I’m beyond humbled. But I felt I haven’t done enough. I felt compelled to make a song that could actually help you.

— Bobby Tarantino (@Logic301) April 26, 2017

Tommy Lee Sparta Blames Vybz Kartel For Career Setbacks



Tommy Lee Sparta is blaming his travel woes squarely at the feet of Vybz Kartel.

Gazanation fans will likely go HAM on Tommy Lee Sparta for making this statement, but some industry attorneys are saying that he is absolutely right about his assessment. Sparta was one of Vybz Kartel’s most loyal proteges before he was sent to prison for life for a 2014 murder conviction. The big question now is Kartel’s legal troubles affecting artists who were previously associated with him like Tommy Lee and Popcaan.

We’re told that both artists are unable to secure a U.S. visa because of their affiliation to Vybz Kartel. The “Soul Reaper” deejay says that he has been going through hell while trying to travel overseas for his shows. “I feel like they put something on my name,” Sparta said. “Every time I try to travel, they treat me different, like I am some bomber. When they run my passport, Vybz Kartel business come up and everything. They are acting like I am involved in certain things and pure red lines come up on my documents at the airports. I don’t know who did it to my documents.”

Tommy Lee Sparta currently has a mountain of legal troubles and is currently awaiting trial for lottery scam. On three separate times, he was named a person of interest in different crimes in Kingston and Montego including a shooting incident. He was never charged with a crime. Some legal experts inside the dancehall space are saying that the artist has a point about being affected by Vybz Kartel’s legal problems, but all he needs is proper legal representation to clear his team. Tommy Lee has been unable to travel to the United States for shows for years and just last month Popcaan was denied travel documents to take part in the Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta.

Quavo Agrees To Remake US National Anthem Under One Condition

Quavo has agreed to remake the United States national anthem but he will do so under one condition.

Last week, Change.org petitioned for the Atlanta rapper to remake the national anthem amidst growing race relation tension stemming from the Charlottesville, VA incident. A TMZ photographer caught up with Quavo and asked him about the petition and he said he would do it but only if it includes all races. That is something that the vast majority of Americans would agree with.

“There’s a lot going on behind the national anthem, so I would love to do it, but I want to make a 2017 national anthem for both people, for all races, and put it together,” Quavo said (via Rap-Up). “Something that’s representing now, something that’s representing the modern-day national anthem. If I get with some good musicians, and just write something that’s very strong and powerful.”

The petition has already racked up close to 8000 signatures and growing and this extra press will just give it more momentum. Quavo has been a guest feature on almost every rap song this year from a ton of artists. I guess you can say that he got the Midas touch, but can he bring unity among races in America.

Elvis Presley – U.s. Male Lyrics

ELVIS PRESLEY
U.s. Male Lyrics

Now, I’m a U.S. Male ’cause I was born
In a Mississippi town on a Sunday morn
Now Mississippi just happens to occupy a place
In the southeastern portion of this here United States
Now that’s a matter of fact, buddy
And you know it well
So I just call myself the U.S. Male
That’s M-A-L-E, son. That’s me!

Now I said all that to say all this
I’ve been watchin’ the way
You’ve been watchin’ my miss
For the last three weeks you been hot on her trail
And you kinda upset this U.S. Male
You touch her once with your greasy hands
I’m gonna stretch your neck like a long rubber band
She’s wearin’ a ring that I bought her on sale
And that makes her the property of this U.S. Male

You better not mess with the U.S. Male my friend
The U.S. Male gets mad, he’s gonna do you in
You know what’s good for yourself son
You better find somebody else son
Don’t tamper with the property of the U.S. Male

Through the rain and the heat and the sleet and the snow
The U.S. Male is on his toes
Quit watchin’ my woman, for that ain’t wise
You ain’t pullin’ no wool over this boy’s eyes
I catch you ’round my woman, champ
I’m gonna leave your head ’bout the shape of a stamp
Kinda flattened out, so you’ll do well
To quit playin’ games with this U.S. Male

You better not mess with the U.S. Male my friend
The U.S. Male gets mad, he’s gonna do you in
You know what’s good for yourself son
You better find somebody else son
Don’t tamper with the property of the U.S. Male

Sock it to me

All right…now I’m gonna tell it like it is son
I catch you messin’ ’round with that woman of mine
I’m gonna lay one on ya. You’re talkin’ to the U.S. Male
The American U.S. Male

Tommy Lee Sparta Lottery Scam Case Push Back To October

Tommy Lee Sparta still has a lottery scam cloud over his head because his trial was once again postponed.

The dancehall deejay was in court last week with his attorney when the judge postponed the highly anticipated trial until October 13. The trial was delayed because no courtroom was available to accommodate the case. In 2014, Tommy Lee Sparta along with three of his associates were charged for possession of identity information under the Law Reform Fraudulent Transaction Special Provisions Act.

According to the police report, in February 2014, cops raided a house that the deejay was renting in Kingston 5 where they found documents containing the names and personal information of persons living in the United States. The “Uncle Demon” deejay and several other occupants in the house were arrested and slapped with various charges related to the Anti-Lottery Act.

Busy Signal Addresses Mic Cut Off At Groovin In NYC

Busy Signal is still fuming after his microphone was cut off during his performance at last week’s Groovin’ In The Park in New York City.

The dancehall deejay wasn’t the only one who was visibly upset, the audience was also angry after the deejay’s set was cut short approximately 20 minutes into his performance. The entire incident seems like it was poor time management by the promoters and R. Kelly was scheduled to perform after Busy Signal. “If me can’t perform then R. Kelly can’t perform either,” Busy said before storming off the show.

“I think some time crunching was going on and I don’t know why they managed it so bad that it reached me,” Busy Signal said. “They didn’t manage the time right and I am very proud of the way I handled it. I asked the 40,000 people at ‘Groovin’ if they liked what was taking place and they said No.”

“I was scheduled to perform at 5 PM and I was there from 3:04 PM way before my time to perform,” Signal told Winford Williams. “I watched other acts performed their full set. People were there anticipated the whole thing and I was there peeping out to get a feel of what to expect and see the venue getting packed, I heard that this show was packed.”

Busy Signal recently got back his United States visa and work permit and this is his first performance in the U.S. in 15 years.

Pharrell – Yellow Light

[Intro]
The yellow light shining down
The yellow light shining down
The yellow light shining down
The yellow light shining
1,2,1,2
Everybody
Everybody
Let’s go!
Oh, hey!

[Verse 1]
Everyone’s overdosing, the blue light use
United States of anxiety continues
The redness in this town, we’re singing the flag burning blues
We feel like the nuts cause we feel the screws
We don’t care bout no fits, we don’t care ’bout no trouble
We just wanna get in
Let’s make out like we’re lovers

[Pre-Chorus]
So much for taking it slow
Now everybody knows
Here we go!

[Chorus]
The yellow light shining down (congratulations)
The yellow light shining down (whoopi do)
The yellow light shining down (you control the world now)
The yellow light shining down (look at you)
The yellow light shining down (I say hey)
The yellow light shining down (there’s a higher power)
The yellow light shining down (like a yellow light)
The yellow light shining down
When the stupid gets injected
The sunlights
The best gets infected
Oh just let the sun [?]
[?]

[Verse 2]
We don’t care bout no fits, we don’t care bout no trouble
We just wanna get in
Let’s make out like we’re lovers

[Pre-Chorus]
So much for taking it slow
Now everybody knows
Here we go!

[Chorus]
The yellow light shining down (congratulations)
The yellow light shining down (whoopi do)
The yellow light shining down (you control the world now)
The yellow light shining down (look at you)
The yellow light shining down (I say hey)
The yellow light shining down (there’s a higher power)
The yellow light shining down (like a yellow light)
The yellow light shining down

[Bridge]
Kill whatever you want
And undo what was done
But one thing you can’t kill is the fun
(fun, fun, fun, fun)

[Chorus]
The yellow light shining down (congratulations)
The yellow light shining down (whoopi do)
The yellow light shining down (you control the world now)
The yellow light shining down (look at you)
The yellow light shining down (I say hey)
The yellow light shining down (there’s a higher power)
The yellow light shining down (like a yellow light)
The yellow light shining down

[Post- Chorus]
So much for taking it slow
Now everybody knows
Here we go!
Here we go!
So much for taking it slow
Now everybody knows
Here we go!
Here we go!

[Chorus]
The yellow light shining down (congratulations)
The yellow light shining down (whoopi do)
The yellow light shining down (you control the world now)
The yellow light shining down (look at you)
The yellow light shining down (I say hey)
The yellow light shining down (there’s a higher power)
The yellow light shining down (like a yellow light)
The yellow light shining down

[Post- Chorus]
So much for taking it slow
Now everybody knows
Here we go!
Here we go!
So much for taking it slow
Now everybody knows
Here we go!
Here we go!

[Chorus]
The yellow light shining down (congratulations)
The yellow light shining down (whoopi do)
The yellow light shining down (you control the world now)
The yellow light shining down (look at you)
The yellow light shining down (I say hey)
The yellow light shining down (there’s a higher power)
The yellow light shining down (like a yellow light)
The yellow light shining down

The Lox – Filthy America (Filthy America… It’s Beautiful Album)

[Intro: Courtroom Clerk]
Good morning, your honor
The first case is the United States versus Sean Jacobs
AKA Sheek Louch
AKA Silverback gorilla
AKA Donnie G
Our records indicate he’s being charged with an 848 and a 926C

[Verse 1: Sheek Louch]
Yo, your honor, listen
A father figure to a lot of these niggas, your honor
I learnt to swim with the sharks in a school of piranhas
Smoke marijauna, even bagged it up in pounds
I made money, packed guns, yeah, I held my grounds
Bullets ring, I don’t know how we made it this far
A skinny nigga too, I got up on the pull-up bar
Niggas dying over who fucked who
Some broke ass bitch with a fat ass made beef in ya crew
I went to see niggas in jail when I had nothing to do
I got a call to grab my burner when I was sick with the flu
I gave my soul to this music, hood love it, big labels abuse it
Honestly I’m still learning how to use it
I gave to charity, I flew niggas around for free
For my kids, think about that when you sentence me
Your honor

[Intro: Judge & *Courtroom Clerk*]
The verdict is in
We find Mr. Jacobs guilty
Sentenced to life
Send him to D Block, get him out my courtroom
*Our next case, your honor
United States versus David Style
AKA Ghost
AKA the Phantom
AKA Pinero
He’s being charged with an 848 and a 922G*
David Styles, do you have anything to say for yourself?

[Verse 2: Styles P]
Imma plead guilty
But before I do, your honor
You and the D suck a dick ’cause yo filthy
White America be killing Black America
Jail system slavery, how’s that America?
Drugs in the hood and you’re poisoning the food
School system suck and it’s hard to get a job
And poverty put niggas in a really bad mood
Call me a menace but I could’ve been a dentist
So I wish I had the pump at Donald Trump’s Apprentice
Bill was half black but middle finger to the Clinton
‘Cause niggas still lie, fuck that, yeah I’m venting
That’s my word, I’ve been frightened for a bird to catch a judge or a DA
Make them bite the curb and
And then remove their nerves or their bones or their ligaments
Tie ’em to the pipe and get a knife and start digging in
So, your honor, if you wanna hear my thoughts
Fuck you and the DA and this whole fucking court

[Intro: Judge & *Courtroom Clerk*]
We’ve come to the conclusion, the verdict is in
David Styles: guilty
You don’t have respect for humanity
You’re a menace to society
We sentence you to death row
Get him out my courtroom also
Get outta here
*Our next case, your honor, Is United States versus Jason Phillips
AKA Jadakiss
AKA Al-Qaeda Jada
AKA Top Five Dead or Alive
Being charged with an 848 and a 924C*
Jason Phillips, do you have anything you could possibly say for yourself?

[Verse 3: Jadakiss & *Judge*]
Your honor
I already paid my dues to society
Allegedly, I sold drugs, huge variety
Had to feed the ones I love, that’s a priority
No matter the verdict, they’ll forever be a part of me
You would much rather see me laying on the gurney
18 holes of golf and play with my attorney
The system is designed to burn me, not learn me
My arresting officer is related to Mark Fuhrman
Throw the noose up on the tree, that’s how they do here
I ain’t see a black nigga get acquitted that came through here
And I ain’t do fear
So all I ask the court is that they move me to a new jail, every two years
Either way you looking, it’ll finish
This is just a bunch of paragraphs in my mentions
*So what you want, forgiveness?*
Nah, I ain’t looking for forgiveness
All I give a fuck about is if the Yankees win the Pennant
Let’s get it

[Outro: Judge]
The verdict is in
We find Jason Phillips guilty
Sentenced to two life sentences with no possibility of parole
We’re going to make sure you never see the streets again, sir

A$ton Matthews – Coldest Night In Hell letras

[Intro]
Yeah, ok, yeah
These the darkest nights your boy done ever seen, yeah

[Verse 1]
These the darkest nights your boy done ever seen
A hunnid days, a hunnid nights, it’s like a murder scene
You know we seen but ain’t heard a thing
We just keep the choppers on the judge
The kitchen looking like the Medaying
Ball, who you think you playing with?
The ones that running with you
Them the ones you ain’t done playing with
Six feet under shit’s creek, dead sheep
You can hear the majors crying when the dead speak
They tell you everything you wanna hear, ok
Bare face, so I know you know you saw me clear
Thought I told you love was murder so you know it’s real
You always get the coldest feet before you close the deal
Ain’t no need to panic, I don’t feel no pressure
All my niggas pedal through the tragic, really with the extras
Catch a holy, catch a holy ghost, say a prayer
We don’t do the most, bed of black roses for your funeral

[Hook]
Dirty money, run it in the sink
This the coldest night in Hell you ever seen
Dirty money, run it in the sink
This the coldest night in Hell you ever seen
Dirty money, run it in the sink
This the coldest night in Hell you ever seen
Dirty money, run it in the sink
This the coldest night in Hell you ever seen

[Verse 2]
Been a long time coming, baby, hold your tongue
Ain’t no need for no opinions when you plottin’ on the millions
You been talking brazy, nigga, show me somethin’
But you more concerned with livin’, you been soft from the beginnin’
I could see it in your eyes, tell me what I gotta know
Spare me all the lies, put your body on the flo’
The code of honor wasn’t suited for ya
Buzzing through your Under Armour
Put six feet under, oughtta do it for ya
Snitches get the stitches, boy, you know the layout
Once you pulled up on the turf, you know the only way out
You know it’s death before dishonor, bullets from Nirvana
And we never put the pussy up before the commas
Boy, you really gotta see the vision
You really almost gotta lose it all before you see what’s missin’
And I’m just here to set the record straight
We sitting rats inside the barrel with snakes
Bullets through the heads and face
Hallelujah, drop my soul in that collection plate
Heaven gates, they already late
I picked the spot and you could set the date
I think I’m ready to die
I’ll fuck around and you’ll get buried alive, bitch

[Hook]
Dirty money, run it in the sink
This the coldest night in Hell you ever seen
Dirty money, run it in the sink
This the coldest night in Hell you ever seen
Dirty money, run it in the sink
This the coldest night in Hell you ever seen
Dirty money, run it in the sink
This the coldest night in Hell you ever seen

[Outro]
We begin tonight with that massive manhunt underway in Mexico for the man considered to be the world’s most dangerous drug lord. Joaquín Guzmán – you see him there – best known as “El Chapo,” has escaped from a maximum security prison for the second time. Worth more than a billion dollars, he’s the head of the cartel that controls much of the flow of cocaine, marijuana, and meth into the United States
But to be the man, you gotta beat the man!
And I’m saying – whoo! – right here, I’m, the, man – whoo!