Justin Timberlake Teases New Music with Mysterious ‘MOTW’ Logo

It looks like J.T. season is almost here. A mysterious new logo has appeared on Justin Timberlake’s official website, prompting speculation about his forthcoming material.

Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Timberlake was trying to trademark the phrase “Man of the Woods,” leading to questions about whether that would be the name of his next album. Now, a logo featuring the letters “MOTW” has popped up on his website without explanation.

At the time of the initial report, Timberlake was also trying to trademark “Fresh Leaves,” which could be the name of a single from the project, though that remains unclear.

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On Dec. 21, Mary-Jo Morin, an assistant music director at Montreal radio station 92.5 The Beat, revealed that Timberlake’s first single would arrive on Jan. 5. The tweet and Morin’s account have since been deleted, but many believe that Timberlake will in fact release new material at the top of 2018.

The pop superstar has been in the studio with frequent collaborators Pharrell, Max Martin, and Timbaland, who executive produced 2013’s The 20/20 Experience. “The music we just made? It’s gonna put him on another plateau,” Timbaland recently told Rolling Stone.

A new album could arrive in time for his upcoming halftime performance at Super Bowl LII, which is scheduled to take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.

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New Music: Jadakiss & Nino Man – ‘My Dawg (Remix)’

Following his Friday on Elm Street collaborations with Fabolous, Jadakiss taps Nino Man for “My Dawg (Remix).”

Flipping Lil Baby’s buzzworthy track, which dropped earlier this year, J to the Muah delivers his trademark laugh and signature punchlines.

“In your case, you would rather crash them all,” he raps. “Know what man’s best friend is? That’s my dawg.”

Nino follows with some words for all the haters in the comment section. “I don’t know you, this the internet / I will smoke you like a cigarette.”

The original version, produced by Quay Global, appeared on Lil Baby’s Harder Than Hard project, which dropped in July. Featuring Kodak Black, Quavo, and MoneyBagg Yo, the official remix landed on Quality Control’s Control the Streets, Vol. 1.

Lil Wayne and HoodyBaby also revamped the track as part of Dedication 6.

Listen to the latest take on “My Dawg” below.

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New Music: Lil Wayne feat. Drake – ‘Family Feud’

After dropping his Dedication 6 mixtape on Christmas Day, Lil Wayne reloads with a collaboration with Drake. Over JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s “Family Feud” instrumental, produced by No I.D., Drizzy raps about Diddy, Colin Kaepernick, Weezy, Trump, and even Meek Mill.

“Super Bowl goals / I’m at the crib with Puff, he got Kaepernick on the phone / We in a whole different mode,” he raps. “Angel head, 2 a.m. for being Hov.”

Drizzy also defends Wayne in his ongoing legal battle with Cash Money/Universal. “Tell me if TD Bank is approving loans / I’m thinking of paying what Universal owes / My ni**a spent a lifetime going platinum and gold / He should have half of the label / Shit out of control,” he raps before bringing up Apple Music’s Larry Jackson. “Somebody get Larry Jackson on the phone / I need some ownership if we pressin’ gold / ‘Cause business is boomin’ on behalf of me / I need a bite out of the apple like Adam and Eve.”

He also extends an olive branch of sorts to his longtime rival Meek Mill. “I need my paper long like ‘A Milli’ verse,” he raps. “Or too long like a sentence from a Philly judge / Fuck is the point in all the beefin’ when we really blood?”

But make no mistake about it — he’s prepared to go to war if necessary. “But this isn’t all about callin’ truce / I’m still dishin’ out verbal abuse / That shit could get reintroduced if somebody got something they urgin’ to prove.”

The “Family Feud” collaboration is set to appear on Part 2 of Dedication 6 called D6: Reloaded.

Listen to Drizzy and Weezy go off below.

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Travis Scott & Quavo’s ‘Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho’ Set to Debut at No. 2

Travis Scott and Quavo are about to light up the charts, thanks to Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho. The rappers’ collaborative album is expected to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with more than 80,000 equivalent album units in its first week.

Much of Huncho Jack’s success is based on streaming, according to Billboard. The project is only expected to rake in 15,000 to 20,000 in pure album sales. As a point of comparison, Taylor Swift’s Reputation, slated to return to No. 1, sold approximately 70,000 pure albums of its projected 90,000 total.

Elsewhere, The Greatest Showman soundtrack, featuring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya, is set to arrive in the top 5 with about 60,000 units.

Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho was one of the year’s most anticipated releases. Landing Dec. 22, the surprise effort featured appearances by Takeoff (“Eye 2 Eye”) and Offset (“Dubai Shit”).

Looking forward, Travis is prepping his third solo album AstroWorld for the new year, while Quavo will join Takeoff and Offset on Migos’ Culture II next month.

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Watch JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s Star-Studded ‘Family Feud’ Video

JAY-Z proves that nobody wins when the family feuds, tapping his wife Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy for a winning combination in the cinematic video for “Family Feud” off 4:44.

Directed by Ava DuVernay and featuring a score by Flying Lotus, the star-studded visual opens with a quote from James Baldwin: “The wretched of the earth do not decide to become extinct, they resolve, on the contrary, to multiply: life is their weapon against life, life all that they have.”

More of a futuristic short film than a music video, the piece features an astounding list of stars, including Michael B. Jordan, Omari Hardwick, Jessica Chastain, Thandie Newton, America Ferrera, Brie Larson, Rosario Dawson, Rashida Jones, Mindy Kaling, Constance Wu, and many more.

It begins in the year 2444, where a vicious murder takes place inside of a bedroom, but the story travels across generations, while the Constitution is revised by a group of women, including Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays an older Blue Ivy in the year 2050.

“America is a family and the whole family should be free,” says Watson. “It’s like I remember my father saying when I was a little girl: Nobody wins when the family feuds.”

Part of the visual is set inside of a church, so the stunning piece carries a spiritual tone with natural light shining into the sanctuary. In these scenes, Hov walks down a marvelous aisle with Blue Ivy, while Queen Bey looks elegant in all black at the altar.

Much like the topics explored on 4:44, the “Family Feud” visual carries a confessional theme. It is quite literal, in fact, as Jigga steps into a confessional booth with a striking ‘Yoncé sitting on the other side. “I told my wife the spiritual shit really work,” Hov raps on the track, to further enhance that motif.

The video was co-written by Shawn Carter and Ava DuVernay, and co-stars Trevante Rhodes, Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Niecy Nash, Janet Mock, Hendry Sanders, and Irene Bedard.

“Family Feud” follows 4:44 clips for “Legacy,” “Marcy Me,” “Smile,” “Moonlight,” “Adnis,” “4:44,” “Kill Jay Z,” “BAM,” and “The Story of O.J.,” among others.

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