New Music: Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Don’t Wanna Know’

Following recent collaborations with Danny Brown and Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar switches lanes and joins Maroon 5 on “Don’t Wanna Know,” an infectious single off the band’s upcoming album.

While Adam Levine reminisces about an ex, K-Dot reminds his girl what she’s been missing. “Do he do you like this? Do he woo you like this? Do he lay it down for you, touch you, pull you like this?” he asks. “You may be his right now, but your body still me.”

A music video, directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), is set to premiere Friday on NBC’s “Today.” The group is also scheduled to perform “Don’t Wanna Know” on “Ellen” on Nov. 3.


This isn’t the first collaboration between Kendrick and the Maroon 5 frontman. In 2013, they both teamed up with The Lonely Island in the “SNL” digital short “YOLO.”

Next up, Kendrick is set to join Mary J. Blige on a remake of Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots),” a track about police brutality that MJB previewed while interviewing Hillary Clinton on “The 411.” The collab is set to debut tomorrow on Beats 1.


Omelly Comes at Beanie for Saying He Was a Ghostwriter for Him & Meek Mill

Beanie Sigel took his beef with Meek Mill to another level during a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, where he claimed that he was a ghostwriter for Meek and his cousin Omelly on their “Ooouuu” remix.

When asked specifically about ghostwriting for Meek and Omelly, Beanie said, “A few of them, yeah,” adding, “Meek wasn’t even there. It was just Omelly in the studio. It wasn’t no call. Somebody told me – ‘Meek Mill’s cousin, Omelly in the studio, they’re recording something.’ I go in there, ‘Oh, this what y’all doing?’ I wasn’t even even going to get on the record. X, Y, Z, ‘Nah, you gotta do this, bro, say this.’ I went and I referenced the track for him.”

Omelly took to Instagram to respond to the situation, telling followers, “If it’s f*** us it’s f*** you n**** stop frauding acting like you wrote n****s raps you on some nutt s*** & I’ll tell you this to ya face I don’t even care about that philly talk n**** you lost respect as a man in my books.” He added, “YOU MAKE OUR CITY LOOK BAD IN EVERY WAY YOU DONT ADD TO THE CITY IN NO TYPE OF WAY YOU A BIG TIME HATER YOU HAD THE BALL U DROPPED IT NOW YOU WANNA HATE ON THURL YOUNG N****S YOU LIKE 52yrs Old Outta pocket & YOU GOT PICKS.”

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Source: Instagram


Young M.A. Spits Bars Left Off Her B.E.T. Cypher

Young M.A. took to Twitter last week to claim that her B.E.T. Cypher was cut short, but she got the chance to rap her lines during a recent sit down with Music Choice. The Brooklyn rapper started out by telling viewers, “How I introduced it was totally different than where they started me at.”

She then got straight into rhyming, “Before I start spittin’ these bars, I want y’all to know I’mma problem, please be alarmed/I’m that chick you can’t bring around your sister and moms/I might just grab they ass, grip it and palm/Don’t feel offended, this is just me on the norm/I like to speak my mind, I don’t mean any harm/No chain on my neck, no watch on my arm/None of that designer s***, my apparel is calm.”

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Source: Music Choice


49ers Announce Colin Kaepernick’s Takeover of the Starting QB Role

After a week of speculation as to whether or not Chip Kelly will be playing Colin Kaepernick in an effort to turn the team’s misfortune’s around, the 49ers head coach confirmed on Tuesday [October 11] that the 6-year franchise quarterback has been designated to start San Francisco’s Week-6 game in Buffalo.

‘I think offensively, we need to be better and we need to just make a move. It”s not Blaine”s fault. I think it”s just as a group, offensively, we need to be better in a lot of ways, so we”re going to see what we can do to make a move here,” Kelly told reporters during a post-practice press conference.

Following Thursday’s 33-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, fans were abuzz about whether it was time to make the switch, seeing how the defeat constituted the niners’ fourth in a row. Much of the chatter was amplified during the game with play-by-play from the network’s commentators oddly conflicting with the crowd’s reaction to Blaine Gabbert’s performance at the helm. As he repeatedly overthrew his receivers and found himself on the run after misreading the defense, former NY Giants QB turned CBS sportscaster Phil Simms seemed to embellish Gabbert’s success. Meanwhile, chants of “We want Kaep!” echoed from various sections of the stadium.

There was doubt among cynics that Kelly would play Kaepernick this early in the season. Up until this point, coach Kelly has expressed concern about whether Kaepernick is fit to withstand contact after an off-season in which he came under the knife for two surgeries and a significant loss of weight. Some of the skepticism had to do with those suspecting that Kaepernick would be a liability considering his contract bares a clause that would guarantee him his full $14.5 million salary if he gets hurt.

There is word that the 49ers organization and Kaepernick have reached an agreement to restructure his contract in a manner which will award him performance incentives in exchange for an alleviation of the injury clause, but according to sources Kaepernick has yet to sign the paperwork.



Donald Glover Welcomes First Child

Donald Glover is a dad.

The 33-year-old rapper-actor, also known as Childish Gambino, and his girlfriend welcomed their first child earlier this year, according to E! News. However, no other details are known at this time.

In January, the private couple was reportedly spotted outside of a grocery store in Hawaii. His girlfriend was pregnant at the time. By May, they were seen pushing a stroller in New York, as per Us Weekly.

Donald Glover has been having a great year. He launched his FX series “Atlanta,” which was recently renewed for a second season. Plus, he debuted new music at his Pharos experience in Joshua Tree, Calif. last month.

Congrats to the couple on their bundle of joy!


Video: Dave East – ‘Type of Time’

Dave East is on a whole different “Type of Time.”

Fresh off the release of his latest mixtape Kairi Chanel and Def Jam/Mass Appeal deal, the New York rapper reflects on life’s changes in the video for “Type of Time.”

Overlooking the city that raised him, Dave looks pensive as he spits about his rise to prominence.

“Prince of my city,” he rhymes. “What’s that about? / They heard I could spit, trying to rap it out / They reach out they hand, trying to dap it out / I go in my zone and I’m blacking out.”

Released last month, Kairi Chanel features a slew of stars, including 2 Chainz, Cam’ron, Fabolous, Beanie Sigel, Sevyn Streeter, and The Game.


New Music: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Drug Dealer’

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tackle addiction on their anti-drug anthem “Drug Dealer” featuring Ariana DeBoo.

Taking on “Big Pharma,” the Seattle rapper reflects on his own issues with addiction and how drugs have impacted Hollywood.

“I could’ve been gone,” he raps. “Faded in that tub / That’s Prince, Michael, and Whitney / That’s Amy, Ledger, and Pimp C / That’s Yams, that’s DJ AM / God damn they’re making a killing.”

Macklemore produced the song with co-production from Joshua “Budo” Karp, while Ariana provided vocals for the powerful chorus.

“My drug dealer was a doctor,” sings DeBoo. “Had the plug from Big Pharma / I think he tryin’ to kill me / He tried to kill me for a dollar.”

While Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have crafted songs about addiction in the past — check “Kevin” from This Unruly Mess I’ve Made — this track is from Macklemore’s MTV documentary Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis, which airs tonight (Oct. 11) at 9 p.m.


Rae Sremmurd Announces 2nd Annual SremmFest

Rae Sremmurd is about to “Set the Roof” on fire with the second annual SremmFest in their hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.

The concert is set to go down Dec. 23 at BancorpSouth Arena. This year, the “Black Beatles” will be joined by a diverse lineup including Diplo, Young Dolph, and Big K.R.I.T.

“We’re going 10 times harder than last year,” said Swae Lee. “We’re doing more giveaways and we’ve got surprise guests coming through. You don’t wanna miss it.”

Slim Jxmmi is also excited about the event, adding: “This is the best thing ever. We’re gonna show you why we have the key to the ‘Sip.”

Last year’s inaugural SremmFest featured Yo Gotti, K Camp, DeJ Loaf, and Mike WiLL Made-It. This year’s event will also allow the Rae Sremmurd brothers to perform new music off their sophomore album SremmLife 2.

Tickets for SremmFest go on sale Tuesday (Oct. 18) via SremmFest’s website.