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Kendrick Lamar Is The Best Hype Man On Jay Rock’s Triumphant ‘Win’

TDE is currently in the midst of The Championship Tour, and they finally have their rallying cry. “Win” sees Jay Rock riding over a soaring beat produced by Vinylz and Boi-1Da. Over booming horns Rock raps, You either with me or against me, hoe / You either with me or / Win win, win, win, win,” as Kendrick Lamar delivers energetic adlibs.

“Win” is the second single from Jay Rock’s upcoming album after “King’s Dead.” In a January interview on Real 92.3, the OG member of TDE gave an update on his album’s release and the 2016 motorcycle accident that delayed it.

“The album is done. I just had a minor little setback,” Rock said. “As far as those who don’t know I was in an accident, you know? I was just healing up, and when I healed up, I just locked in the studio.”

The 90059 artist then explained that once samples are cleared, and the business side of the process is done, fans will get the project.

“It’s already done,” he continued. “It’s mixed up. It’s ready to go. It’s the business side as far as getting things cleared and things of that nature, but it’s ready to go.”

Until then it looks like Jay Rock is getting comfortable with the concept of winning. When is the ring ceremony?

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Drake And Lil Baby’s ‘Yes Indeed’ Is A Pokémon Adventure For The Ages

Drake is testing the outer limits of his dominance this summer. His current to-do list — drop Scorpion in June, go on tour with Migos, add a verse to every up-and-coming southern rapper within earshot — reads more like a strategic war plan. The latest upstart to get the Drake stimulus package is Lil Baby.

“Yes Indeed” is quintessential Drizzy. The OVO headmaster opens the song with his usual subject matter: raps about his decade-long dominance, boasts regarding his Young Money family, and mentions of his strip club dalliances. The verse is serviceable, but Lil Baby wisely decides to take advantage of a golden opportunity — not getting upstaged by Drake.

The Quality Control artist opens his verse with a bar so good it should have been a hook — “Cartier glasses, I won’t even peek at you / Yellow Ferrari like Pikachu” — in the process proving Pokémon references are forever. Baby continues to shred the beat with a breathless flow that proves he’s a star in the making.

In a November interview with MTV News, Lil Baby opened up about how he learned to rap from Migos and Young Thug.

“Naturally just me being in the studio I guess,” said Baby. “Like, I just picked [it] up. I been in the studio with Migos for weeks and weeks, and Thug and weeks and weeks, not me rapping, just hanging. But [there would be] time where it['d] just be me and them, so instead of us kicking it and talking, I’m ready to just sit down while they working.”

Listen to Drake and Lil Baby link up like Ash and Pikachu below.

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Morning Bop: Float Off The Grid To The Internet

Welcome to Morning Bop: each AM, we’ll be providing you with a blast of the latest music news headlines along with the perfect song you need to start your day. Monday’s #MorningBop is Kaytranada’s remix of “Roll (Burbank Funk)” by The Internet because it’ll ease you into the week with a positive state of mind.

While you crank that up, here are five trending news stories to keep tabs on today:

  1. Lykke Li releases “utopia” with a touching visual

    so sad so sexy is out on June 8.

  2. Washed Out’s “Face Up” is exactly what you should listen to the next time you’re at a rooftop pool

  3. Omar Apollo’s “Erase” is a smooth stream of sadness

    I can’t be the only one missing a love that I never even knew all of a sudden… The post-breakup blues are real.

  4. Rico Nasty’s “Rage” will get you in tempter tantrum mode

    I pray for whoever sets you off after blasting this track.

  5. Alice Boman shares her new single “Heartbeat”

    The Julia Ringdahl-directed visual will make you want to retreat to Joshua Tree this instant.

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Cardi B Reveals The Sex Of Her Baby And 4 More Juicy Revelations From New Interview

Cardi B has always been candid about the pressures of fame, and now the “Be Careful” singer is opening up about potentially going to therapy.

“People used to be like, ‘maybe you should do therapy,’” Cardi stated. “And I used to be like, uh-uh, colored folks, we don’t need none of that. We just go to church, and we pray about it. And then it’s just like… I think it’s a little bit more than that. I don’t want people to think I’m not enjoying this moment, [but] it’s just a lot to handle.”

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Meek Mill Wishes Nicki Minaj ‘Said Nothing’ About His Incarceration

Meek Mill has been on a prolific press run since his release from prison. The Philadelphia rapper has been interviewed by outlets as varied as NBC’s Dateline and Hot 97. Today (May 10), Mill appeared on “The Breakfast Club” to discuss his opioid addiction, having conversations with Kanye West, and how it feels to be free. One of the most illuminating moments from the Philadelphia MC’s visit was him sharing his thoughts on his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj and her comments on his incarceration.

“I wasn’t feeling that,” Mill said. “She shouldn’t have said nothing. And we leave it at that. I don’t feel no way. She know I wasn’t feeling that.”

“When it comes to freedom and stuff like that, I don’t care who it is,” Meek continued. “This could be Safaree, this could be anybody — if I know something, and that man’s freedom is on the line and I could say something to help the situation, it’s right or wrong.”

In an April Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, Nicki was asked about Meek Mill and his ongoing issues with the criminal justice system. The Pinkprint rapper mentions that she had no problems with Genece Brinkley, the controversial judge who presides over Meek’s case.

“The judge in question did everything I asked of her,” Nicki said. “So I can’t bad-mouth her because I met her personally and I know what she said to us, and he [Meek] knows that.”

Nicki later told Lowe that she will go into more detail about Meek on her album. It looks like the former lovers both have a lot to get off their chest with their new music.

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Morning Bop: I Suddenly See John Mayer In A “New Light”

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Morning Bop: Strive To Be As Happy As Miley Cyrus

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Morning Bop: Bri Steves Will Roll You Into A Summer Vibe

Welcome to Morning Bop: each AM, we’ll be providing you with a blast of the latest music news headlines along with the perfect song you need to start your day. Wednesday’s #MorningBop is “Jealousy” by Bri Steves because sometimes it’s necessary to ignore all the negative static in your ears.

While you crank that up, here are 10 trending news stories to keep tabs on today:

  1. Kero Kero Bonito’s “Time Today” is bursting with good energy

    The trio has another bop on the loose!

  2. Bali Baby’s Baylor Swift album is out now

  3. Skepta drops new single “Pure Water”

  4. Westerman tackles the concept of absolute power on “Edison”

    My mind is now swirling with theories as I sway to this tune.

  5. Samia lets out all her growing pains on “21″

    Watch the accompanying Hyper House-directed visual.

  6. Watch Dizzy Fae’s gorgeous visual for “Her/Indica”

    Women really are wonderful creatures.

  7. Joji’s new song “yeah right” is a mood

    Love to self-loathe :) )))

  8. Nina Nesbitt’s “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change” feels like a warm, summer breeze

    What’s not to love about this Scottish singer-songwriter?

  9. Blushh’s “Do I Look Tired?” will keep you wide awake

    The Los Angeles-based band’s Thx 4 Asking EP drops on June 15 via Yellow K Records.

  10. FORM Arcosanti releases free compilation ahead of the micro-festival

    Download the entire project right here.

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KYLE Opens Up About How Kid Cudi’s Music Saved His Life On TRL

TRL guest KYLE is slowly becoming the king of collabs, but Sway Calloway was most interested in a recent studio session with Chance the Rapper, Quavo, Rich The Kid and French Montana that he casually posted on Instagram. KYLE wouldn’t reveal too much about what went down, but he did share some highlights from the experience.

After that, he explained the origins of his strong bond to Kid Cudi’s music and how the rapper got him through a hard time in his life. “I felt like I found somebody who understood,” said KYLE. “He showed me the power of music. You can save somebody’s life with it.” Needless to say that meeting Kid Cudi at Coachella was the ultimate full-circle moment for him. He adds, “I was so happy to see my superhero in the flesh.”

KYLE also opened up about what it means to have his own holiday in his hometown of Ventura and the importance of giving back to his community. TRL airs on weekdays at 8:00am ET!

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G-Eazy Is ‘Embarrassed And Apologetic’ About Recent Arrest In Sweden

Last week, G-Eazy was reportedly arrested in Sweden after an altercation at a nightclub, where he allegedly assaulted a security guard and was found in possession of cocaine after an issue with a fan, according to a TMZ report. The Bay Area rapper was ultimately charged with assaulting an officer, violent resistance, and illegal drug possession, reports Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Yesterday (May 6), G-Eazy broke his silence on the matter and went to Instagram to issue an apology. In his statement, The Beautiful & Damned artist describes being “grateful & blessed” to be free and briefly alludes to the arrest.

“Embarrassed & apologetic beyond words about the incident,” wrote G-Eazy. “But above all I’m so fucking grateful they let me go, craziest experience of my life, awful night with a lot of bad luck and some even worse decisions but like I said I’m grateful as fuck to be a free man, back on tour performing for the fans.”

“Thank you to everyone who’s held me down along the way and supported this journey,” G-Eazy continued. “I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. Love.”

The altercation in Sweden isn’t the first time the California artist has fended off questions about his drug use. On a January interview on “The Breakfast Club”, the “Him & I” rapper was asked about rumors of his drug use after photos leaked of him with Halsey.

“I don’t know,” G-Eazy said. “It’s New Year’s Day. It’s Miami. You know what I’m saying? I’m on a yacht. What do you think I’m doing? You think I’m smoking weed?”

G-Eazy is currently on the European leg of his tour. Read his entire statement above.

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