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Lupe Fiasco Announces ‘DROGAS Light’ Release Date

Lupe Fiasco may have retired and canceled the rest of his albums earlier this month, but despite that, Carrera Lu has announced a new LP slated for next year.

According to a tweet from Fiasco, DROGAS Light is now due Feb. 10. Lupe revealed the news along with the presumed red-and-white cover art for the effort, which The FADER reports as the Chinese character for “light” at its center.

Given the retirement talks, it’s still unknown whether Fiasco will drop the previously-announced SKULLS and DROGAS.

Earlier this month, Lupe announced his retirement from rap after his “N.E.R.D.” freestyle was pulled from SoundCloud.

“I’m officially not releasing anymore music,” he wrote at the time. “Albums cancelled…Getting beat up for telling the truth is not how I plan on spending the rest of life.”

Source: www.rap-up.com

2016 Rap-Up: Chris Brown’s 5 Most-Read Stories

It’s been a big year for Breezy.

Although the superstar crooner didn’t release a new album in 2016, Chris Brown still knew how to make headlines. To close out the year, we’re sharing Breezy’s biggest, most-read stories of 2016, according to Rap-Up readers.

Despite no new album, fans were still clamoring for music as the most-read Breezy story of 2016 was an announcement for Chris’ eighth album Heartbreak on a Full Moon in May. Just after his OHB mixtape, Before da Trap: Nights in Tarzana, Chris confirmed the title, prompting excitement for the follow-up to 2015’s Royalty, which is expected in 2017.

New music also helped Brown secure his second-most read story of the year with the release of “Do You Mind,” DJ Khaled’s Major Key single featuring August Alsina, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih, Future, and Rick Ross. The song would go on to hit No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Breezy yet another smash.

Speaking of new music, Brown’s third most-read story of the year was the “Back to Sleep (Remix)” featuring Usher and Zayn. Over a sample of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing,” the R&B trio made the ladies swoon with a baby-making jam.

Brown also made headlines with his performances. His fourth biggest story of the year was a show-stopping medley of hits for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, where he performed “Liquor,” “Back to Sleep,” “Wrist,” and “Anyway.”

Relationship woes also creeped back into the headlines with the fifth biggest Chris Brown story of the year, when Breezy and his ex Karrueche reignited their feud in March. During what they both called a “petty” exchange, the former couple went on a shade-filled back-and-forth. “Once this ‘TALENT’ you have starts to simmer, so will everyone else,” Brown wrote. “You’re calling me a bitch yet you’re screaming my name in a song about getting back together?” she responded…”I am so over the drama!”

Check out the top headline-making stories from Breezy below.

Chris Brown’s 5 Most-Read Stories of 2016

1. Chris Brown Announces Heartbreak on a Full Moon

2. New Music: DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future, Rick Ross – ‘Do You Mind’

3. New Music: Chris Brown feat. Usher & Zayn – ‘Back to Sleep (Remix)’

4. Chris Brown Performs Medley at iHeartRadio Music Awards

5. Chris Brown and Karrueche Reignite Feud

Source: www.rap-up.com

Watch Kylie Jenner & Tyga’s Intimate Short Film

Kylie Jenner and Tyga give fans an intimate look at their relationship in the sizzling short film “KYLIE.”

Up close and personal, the Venice-shot clip is actually a three-minute profile of Kylie. Backed by Niia’s moody but angelic “Last Night in Los Feliz,” Jenner is shown nearly nude and in a wet T-shirt while T-Raww embraces her.

“The whole deal with this video is that it’s a very personal experience,” director Sasha Samsanova told W magazine. “It’s like you’re watching this person from a point of view that has never been seen before.”

Despite what some critics may think, the revealing visual wasn’t altered to enhance anything, according to the director/photographer.

“It’s super raw footage,” added Samsonova. “As soon as my shoots with Kylie come out, so many people write on my page and rant about how it’s all Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop. But the thing about this video is that there’s no post-production work whatsoever. It’s only cut together. It’s very raw, and we tried to keep it that way—no skin retouching, nothing.”

T-Raww appears briefly in the video, caressing Jenner. They also make out near the end, providing a close look at what has been a controversial relationship since its inception.

When the two began dating, many criticized their 8-year age difference given that Jenner was reportedly 17 when their relationship started. Since then, the pair have gone through public ups and downs, including a breakup and reconciliation earlier this year.

Source: www.rap-up.com

Rita Ora’s Quarter Life Crisis

Rita Ora dishes about the new edition of America’s Next Top Model on VH1 and what it’s like filling Tyra’s shoes.

Then, Rita tells us how she got her start in music and what she thinks about Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle.

Plus, Rita reveals why she had a quarter life crisis and if she’s in love!

Source: Wendy

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