A$SP Rocky has been steady playing with our emotions, and really showing us the true meaning of patience when it comes to his yet to be released 2018 music project. Last week Rocky announced to social media that he would be performing new music on Jimmy Fallon’s Late night show that night. Rocky preformed a medley of new songs “A$AP Forever” and “Distorted Records”, all while clad in a custom ‘Flacko’ crash test dummy suit.
“A$AP Forever”, accompanied by a companion video, has been released and is available to stream. The track “Distorted Records”, which premiered during the second half of his medley has not yet been released yet.
Drake also released a new single accompanied by a music video last week. This new single ‘Nice For What’ samples Lauryn Hill’s 1998 hit ‘Ex-Factor’. Cardi B. also sampled this track on ‘Be Careful’ from her newest album “Invasion Of Privacy”.
The ‘Nice For What’ music video was directed by Karen Evans, and featured a cast of all star women. The full list of women featured is listed in the credits of the music video. Drake is doing one for the ladies, and as Issa Rae says we love a good #SensativeBae.
This Saturday, Cardi B graced our televisions by performing as musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Her first performance consisted of a ‘Bodak Yellow’/’Bartier Cardi’ medley, in which she dominated the stage in a black and white latex dress with a feathered bottom.
But it wasn’t even this latex, feathered dress that got everyone talking. Cardi B took the stage in her second performance to sing a soulful rendition of ‘Be Careful’ in a tight, semi-sheer, white rushed gown, emphasizing her newest and most cherished accessory, her baby bump! That’s right, the rumors are true, we can all die happy now, Cardi B is pregnant!
“Invasion of Privacy” – Cardi B.
Cardi B’s much anticipated new album, “Invasion Of Privacy”, released last Friday, and is holding strong as number 1 on the iTunes top album chart. Cardi’s project features many of our favorites, like SZA, J. Balvin, YG, and Migos, and has already been praised by many prominent celebrities, such as Oprah, Erykah Badu, and TDE’s president, Punch.
‘One Kiss’ – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
This track, by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa, released last week. The track’s disco dance vibe earned it a spot in the Spotify and iTunes top 50 songs.
“Dex Meets Dexter” – Famous Dex
After the massively successful release of promotional tracks ‘PICK IT UP’ and ‘JAPAN’, Famous Dex’s first studio album was very highly anticipated. The project features artists like Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and Diplo, and has a fast paced party vibe.
“Isolation” – Kali Uchis
Kali Uchis, the etherial vibes queen, released her second studio album ‘Isolation’ last week. Featuring the pre-released track ‘After The Storm’, this album takes you through a journey of hardships, love, denial and self-love. Kali Uchis’s light and airy voice, and a multitude of unconventional instruments combine together to create a dreamy R&B-esque feel.
“Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” – Arctic Monkeys
The Arctic Monkeys have emerged from their ‘band hiatus’, and have announced that their new album will be releasing May 11th. Eep!