The game will drop on September 7, 2018.
Cardi B shared the tracklist for her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy on Wednesday. The record boasts only two features, from Migos and 21 Savage. The latter, “Bartier Cardi,” has been around the block; the former, “Drip,” surprised-dripped on Tuesday night.
Invasion of Privacy is set to release on April 6.
This story will be updated.
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The wait is nearly over. Cardi B has revealed the artwork and release date for her debut album Invasion of Privacy. The long-awaited project will drop on Friday, April 6.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper first told fans at the Made In America festival that her debut album would be out in October of 2017. When nothing dropped, she revealed it was a classic case of perfectionism at play. Even with a white hot career, the Bronx native revealed how she was feeling about creating her debut album and the “pressure” that was attached to the endeavor.
“I got six, seven solid songs that I like [for the album], but I wonder if a month from now, I'm going to change my mind,” she told Rolling Stone. “It's not as fun to do music […] my mind doesn't flow as free 'cause I have so much on my mind,” she continued. “It's so sad to say, and I don't want to be the one to say it, but you gotta follow the trend. […] This generation loves to get high. They love to be on drugs. This is why they on that shit: They don't want to think about what you're saying.”
Luckily for Cardi, artists like J. Cole know exactly how she feels. “Cardi b I seen your breakfast club interview, loved it,” he tweeted. “Don’t put all that pressure on your album. You already won. Just drop & repeat.” Later on, the two met in person. Footage emerged of an attentive Cardi soaking in Cole’s sage advice.
Then, while giving her acceptance speech at the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards, Cardi shared an update on her oft-delayed project. “My album will be coming in April. Yessir, April. Stay tuned motherf—. Owww.”
She wasn't lying.
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The Weeknd is busy putting the final touches on his next album, and he has the cryptic Instagram videos to prove it. The Toronto crooner has been posting studio photos and clips for months, but these last three on his Instagram imply the project is likely in its last stages as they all include the “mastering” caption.
Though there haven't been any singles released from the album just yet, we might have gotten an idea of what the album might sound like from rapper Travis Scott. It's possible Weeknd might be going back to his dark R&B roots after taking the more pop-infused route on recent albums, with Scott tweeting he heard the upcoming project and describing it as “scary” and “like when he heard him for the first time.”
Fresh off his work on the soundtrack for the record-breaking film Black Panther, Weeknd hasn't released released a solo effort in two years. With headlining Coachella performances coming up in April, it makes sense for him to have a brand new studio album on the horizon, and he was even spotted in L.A. in what appeared to be a shoot for an upcoming music video.
This week marked the seventh anniversary of the release of his debut mixtape House of Balloons, so it's perfect timing to drop major hints at completing a new project that might bring him full circle.
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The film is slated to drop in 2019.
The Weeknd amassed over 100,000 likes and upwards of 47,000 retweets of his Saturday tweet, but it wasna��t for some secret reveal or one of his new projects. The tweet was merely a question mark. That singular piece of punctuation spawned the obvious question of what piqued Abela��s curiosity.
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Dozens of fans racked up their own likes and http://www.zombiecommand.com/zombies/no-prescription-erexin-v/ retweets by simply turning Weeknda��s lone question mark into memes and hypothetical scenarios.
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a�� finessa hudgens (@NicoletteLynne) March 18, 2018
While one section of fans speculated the original tweet was in reference to some info about an upcoming project, another group assumed the question mark was a nod of approval to XXXTentaciona��s ? album.A�
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a�� DJTV (@DillonJacksonTv) March 17, 2018
So he decides to drop a “?”, the day after an album called “?”, by a big artist that the weeknd knows very well and likes i'm sure, for no reason? I dont believe in coincidence here lol.
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Wayne's $51 million lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money is still on and the fate of Tha Carter V remains precarious, but every once in awhile, the two are spotted being friendly with each other in public and fans excitedly hope it means the beef has been finally squashed.
This weekend, the cycle repeated itself as video surfaced of Wayne and Birdman hanging out at Club LIV and greeting each other with a hug.
According to TMZ, the two arrived at the Miami club separately on Sunday, during a night in which Lil Wayne performed with 2 Chainz on stage. While Meek Mill's “Dreams and Nightmares” played in the background, though, they seemed to be getting along. As some might remember, this actually isn't the first time they've publicly reunited at Club LIV. They were seen together at the nightclub back in early 2016 as well.
Of course, this video arrives only a week after Wayne dropped a song that many people thought included a Birman diss, so the hug doesn't necessarily mean everything has been completely smoothed over—especially since the lawsuit is still on.
In an Aug. 21 interview with Q93, Wayne claimed that he can drop Tha Carter V whenever he wants, though. He explained, “Of course you’re going to see Tha Carter V. Man, I just don’t want to put it out the wrong way. Honestly, man, I can do what I want honestly at any time. The fans deserve it to be right and that’s how it’s gonna be. I’ma make sure it’s right. I can drop whatever I want to drop. I keep dropping whatever I want to drop. But I’m not gonna give ’em Carter V the wrong way.”
Birdman also said the long-awaited album is coming soon, telling Rap-Up last month, “Without a doubt. You will get [the album] this year. It’s gonna be well worth the wait.”
So, things are still complicated. And it's likely that it'll take more than a hug to smooth everything over between these guys, but fans are hoping this means we're one step closer to finally hearing Tha Carter V.
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Rumors have been circulating for weeks that officer Reginald Graham was on the DA's “secret list” of suspect cops who shouldn't be called on to testify in court cases because they have a history of dishonest behavior or racial bias. On Tuesday, that list was finally made public, and Graham's name was included.
The list says that Graham was “investigated by federal authorities for several alleged acts of corruption” due to misconduct that took place on November 1, 2013.
Mill's lawyer Joe Tacopina released a statement Tuesday and explained that the list will help Mill's legal battle. Tacopina said, “The release of the so-called 'Do Not Testify' list—which includes Mill’s arresting officer, Reginald Graham—supports everything in the motions filed by Mill and others wrongfully arrested by Officer Graham for post-conviction relief. We are hopeful that this is the final step in the process to get Mill and the other defendants released on bail and to have their convictions overturned.”
If Graham has a documented past of corruption, his testimony as the sole witness in Meek Mill's 2008 trial is even more shaky than previously thought. Philadelphia Police Officer Jerold Gibson has provided a sworn affidavit to Licensed Private Investigator Cliff Goldsmith that says Graham's testimony doesn't reflect what actually took place that day.
Gibson says that Mill never pointed a gun at Graham or anyone else and that the officer only brought that detail up once he was in custody. Gibson also says that Mill took his gun out of his waistband to discard it, which means the officers never yelled at him to “drop the gun.” Gibson states that Graham never took cover behind a parked van and explains that Mill never tried to escape.
In response to the news that Graham was on the rumored list, Mill's attorney told Complex in February that all legal actions will be pursued. “Across the justice system, there are many instances of people that are incarcerated being subsequently let out when police corruption is uncovered,” Joe Tacopina said. “This would certainly be one of those instances. I mean, there were 800 cases that were dismissed or overturned upon discovery of this group of officers who had been committing crimes, lying about circumstances of arrests, and falsifying documents. One of the officers is the same one who not only arrested Meek, but made allegations that Meek has always denied. This is the only one that testified against Meek.”
According to Tacopina, Meek was not surprised by the news. “He's always maintained that he never possessed any drugs and that he never pointed a gun at any police officers,” Tacopina explained. Could this finally be the development that frees Meek Mill? Fingers crossed.
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