New Video: Travis Barker, Run The Jewels “Forever”

Forever, ever.

Travis Barker helps keep the fight everlasting on his new single featuring Run The Jewels.

Over the Blink-182’s monstrous production, Killer Mike and El-P duke it out with demons and political figures with their politically-charged verses. Directed by Jason Goldwatch, the accompanying video helps brings the powerful track come to life with a series of animated drawings. Picture perfect.

All proceeds from the single will be donated to the Next Level Boys Academy.

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Report: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Welcome Second Child

Justin Timberlake is a dad for the second time.

The singer and his wife Jessica Biel have reportedly welcomed their second child, according to Timberlake’s friend and collaborator Brian McKnight.

In an interview with HollywoodLife, the R&B legend said that Timberlake has a newborn with his wife of eight years. “He just had a new baby. I think that’s going to be really inspiring for him and he’ll have some new music based on that, I’m sure,” said McKnight.

Earlier in the month, it was reported that the couple had secretly welcomed another baby. While they have yet to confirm the news, the Daily Mail claims that Biel gave birth to a boy “following a top-secret pregnancy” in early July.

The singer, 39, and actress, 38, also have a 5-year-old son, Silas Randall Timberlake.

No full-body photos of Biel have been posted on social media since March when she celebrated her birthday with Timberlake. The couple has reportedly been staying at their home in Big Sky, Montana, since quarantine started.

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New Music: Wiz Khalifa “Top Down”

Roll with Wiz.

Wiz Khalifa’s riding clean with plenty of green on the latest offering off his upcoming mixtape, Big Pimpin.

Laced with a hpnotiq beat by Harry Fraud, TGOD lets the top down while flipping his ends and rolling up his weed. Pull up and light up.

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Future and Lil Uzi Vert Drop New Tracks, ‘Over Your Head’ and ‘Patek’

Pluto and Baby Pluto have landed.

After teasing their mysterious collaboration with a Hype Williams-directed trailer earlier this month, Future and Lil Uzi Vert unleash a pair of new tracks, “Over Your Head” and “Patek.”

On the futuristic two-pack, the frequent collaborators exchange verses about their lavish lifestyles, while touting designers, drugs, and women.

Uzi, who is celebrating his 26th birthday today, dropped his long-awaited album Eternal Atake and the deluxe, LUV vs. The World 2, in March. Future’s album High Off Life was released in May and was recently certified platinum. This week, he earned three nominations at the 2020 MTV VMAs including Video of the Year for “Life Is Good.”

This is the latest collaboration from the two, who previously teamed up on tracks like “All Bad,” “Wassup,” and “Too Much Sauce.” They are now reportedly readying a joint project for release in the near future.

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Exclusive: Brandy Talks ‘B7,’ Kanye West, Verzuz, & ‘Moesha’ Reboot

Brandy is back when we need her most.

On Friday, the R&B icon returned with B7, her first album in eight years and one of her most personal projects yet. The “Vocal Bible” Zoomed in with Rap-Up while self-isolating at her L.A. home to discuss her hiatus following 2012’s Two Eleven and future plans including a potential Verzuz battle with Monica and a “Moesha” reboot.

“It took me a while because I didn’t really feel safe where my music, just the foundation of where I was,” she said. “I didn’t feel like my music was in a safe place, I didn’t feel like I was in a safe place to create. I didn’t feel like I had creative control that I felt like I deserved or earned. So I wanted to get myself in a better place.”

In between raising her now 18-year-old daughter Sy’rai (who duets with her mother on “High Heels”), she got the “acting bug” and headed to Broadway, where she played Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago from 2015 to 2017. She eventually returned to the studio with a new label partnership and assembled a writing team including DJ Camper and the late LaShawn Daniels (“The Boy Is Mine,” “What About Us”).

“I wanted to make sure that the project that I put forth sounded the right away and it was something that I could truly be proud of,” added Brandy. “It just all added up to eight years.”

One of the most-talked-about tracks on the album is the closer “Bye Bipolar,” which was one of the most difficult songs to write. “It’s more about my struggle in a relationship, my struggle with love, than it really is about bipolar disorder,” she explained. “It’s a metaphor. I just know it was a difficult song to write about, it was a difficult song to kind of sing through, that was like one of the hardest songs to sing through. I had a really difficult time in that experience because I was just confused.”

But the process proved therapeutic. “In writing a lot of the lyrics and singing about it, I was able to come to terms with a lot of things and that’s probably one of my best vocals. I was just able to let me heart sing on that song.”

Brandy also had kind words for her collaborator Kanye West, who has struggled with bipolar disorder. “My prayers go out to Kanye and his family,” said Brandy, who worked with Ye on 2004’s “Talk About Our Love” and 2005’s “Bring Me Down.” “Mental health is a real thing and I just pray that he gets the help that he needs, that he pulls through. It’s just a tough time for him right now, a tough time for his family and my heart goes out to him.”

Brandy’s name has been in the mix for a potential Verzuz with her “Boy Is Mine” collaborator Monica. Brandy says she would be down to participate in Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s clash series. “I’ve always been open to it, especially if it’s like a celebratory-type of vibe,” she said. “I’m open to it. I think people would love that, just to celebrate the both of us.”

As for Monica, she says, “I believe she’s down for it, but I think for her it’s also something that has to be a celebration as well.”

Brandy is also in talks to bring back her ’90s sitcom “Moesha.” “I’m completely open to it. I would love to experience that,” she said, adding, “I just want for everyone to know that I’m open to it and I’m in discussions.”

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DaBaby Readies ‘Blame It on Baby’ Deluxe Edition

The year of DaBaby continues.

On Tuesday (Aug. 4), the chart-topping rapper is set to release a deluxe edition of his album Blame It on Baby. Taking to social media, he revealed the cover art and announced that the project will arrive with 10 new tracks.

“TUESDAY Blame it on Baby #DELUXE #10NewHITS,” he wrote in the caption. “Don’t tell the label I told you this but it’s not a ‘Deluxe …it’s #ReallyABrandNewAlbum.”

In April, DaBaby released his sophomore album Blame It on Baby featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Future, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the Roddy Ricch-assisted hit “Rockstar,” which remains No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a seventh week.

Baby is also celebrating his three nominations at the 2020 MTV VMAs including Artist of the Year and Best Hip-Hop.

Despite the lockdown, he continues to grind. He recently shared footage from his 24-hour trip to L.A. to shoot the deluxe album cover and a music video. “Last minute Flight to LA just to shoot the Deluxe Album Cover, Shot a music Video, and made it to 2 big meetings & returned to Charlotte all in one day,” said Baby.

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Kim Kardashian Is ‘Torn’ Over Divorcing Kanye West

Kim Kardashian is holding onto hope that she can save her marriage.

On Monday, she reunited with Kanye West in Cody, Wyoming following his recent erratic behavior on social media and at his presidential rally. In the photos, the reality star can be seen crying in the car with her husband. A source tells PEOPLE that Kim “feels that she has tried everything.”

“She isn’t getting back what she needs from Kanye,” says the source. “She was to the point that she flew to Cody to basically tell him their marriage is over and to say goodbye.”

Kanye appears to still want to repair their relationship and keep their family intact. He has apologized to his wife on Twitter for his hurtful comments, including claims that she cheated on him with Meek Mill.

“He doesn’t seem to get what she is saying,” adds the source. “He hasn’t changed anything that she told him needs to change.”

While the mother of four is trying to avoid divorce, she is not sure what the future holds. “Kim is very torn,” says the source. “The last thing she wants is to be divorced with four kids. She knows that she will be fine financially, but her concerns are the kids and the partnership. She is moving towards a divorce, but who knows if she will actually sign papers.”

The couple, who has been married for six years, had reportedly been discussing a split prior to Kanye’s Twitter meltdown. “She loves Kanye and she thinks of him as the love of her life,” the source says. “But she doesn’t know what to do.”

After her trip to Wyoming, Kim returned home to Los Angeles on Tuesday to be with their kids. “It’s honestly not healthy for the kids,” the source tells PEOPLE. “He needs to get his stuff together before he can be any sort of partner or father.”

During his first presidential rally in South Carolina earlier this month, Kanye broke down in tears while revealing that he considered aborting his first child, North West.

On Friday, he addressed the controversial comments, which were reportedly a source of upset for Kim. “I cried at the thought of aborting my first born and everyone was so concerned about me,” he tweeted. “I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry about this subject.”

While there is concern that he is in the middle of a bipolar episode, he assured everyone that he is OK. “There is a tactic of 4 D’s Distract Discredit Dismiss To Destroy,” tweeted Ye. “I am quite alright. Take a second and think about what is being projected here.”

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