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R&B New Comer Queen Naija Release Debut EP

The  EP is inspired by her own life.
The  22-year-old singer started out as a vlogger who documented her life as a mom and wife, but things took a bad turn when her husband cheated on her last year and Naija documented her thoughts about the drama on her Youtube channel. “Medicine” and “Karma” were songs she recorded to cope.

Stream and enjoy below:




Some Of Your Favorite Songs That Were Originally Meant For Another Artist

Could you imagine how some of your favorite songs being recorded by someone else?

Here is an interesting list of songs that were originally given to another singer/rapper before that passed on it.


Did you know one of our favorite Kanye West songs was originally given to One-Hit-Wonder Chicago rapper Shawnna

West’s 2005 take on this track, which features an appearance by Jamie Foxx, sailed to #1 Billboard‘s Hot 100 and was, at the time, the fastest selling digital download of all time.  Shawnna, who passed on it. Kanye tweaked the hook a bit, and the rest is history.

I’m A Slave 4U


Britney Spears iconic pop hit almost never happened, however, as the song was originally intended for Janet Jackson’s All For You album, but didn’t make the cut.

N!99@Z In Paris

Pusha T didn’t like the beat from this track, kicking it to the curb for “sounding like a video game”.

It was then discovered by label-owner Kanye, who immediately recognized the potential and used it for his collaboration with Jay-Z.

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

Originally written for Céline Dion,  Aerosmith power ballad was for the apocalypse flick Armageddon.

Steven Tyler so channels his inner diva on the track one has to wonder if it would really sound much different had she done it.

Rock Your Body

This song was just one of several songs originally destined for Michael Jackson’s Invincible album.

But got passed down to JT for his 2002 debut solo album.

My Humps

Super producer & Band member penned this track for pop-group the Pussycat Dolls for their debut album.

But he decided to give them another song instead. The Black Eyed Peas then released it, on 2005’s Monkey Business, where it was the record’s most successful single, going double platinum.


Baby One More Time

Max Martin’s pop track was originally offered to TLC for their “Fan Mail” album, but the R&B group rejected the song.

Eventually served as Spears’ debut single. …Baby One More Time,” Spears perhaps does not arrive in such a huge way.

How Will I Know

Whitney Houston’s No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 stands as one of the artist’s most iconic tracks — but it could have sounded a lot different with Janet Jackson at the helm.

Songwriters George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam reportedly approached Janet’s management team with a demo, but a swift decline forced them to look elsewhere. Thanks in large part to Clive Davis, Houston was given the track.





Jamie Foxx will return as the host of the 2018 BET Awards.

This will be his second time hosting the BET Awards since 2009.

The 2018 BET Awards will air live Sunday, June 24 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on BET.

See nominations below.

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award


Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown

The Weeknd
Daniel Caesar

Best Group Award

A Tribe Called Quest
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe X Halle

Best Collaboration Award
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce – Top Off
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – LOYALTY.

Video of the Year Award
Drake – God’s Plan
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It

Video Director of the Year Award
Benny Boom
Director X
Ava Duvernay

Dave Meyers

Chris Brown

Best New Artist Award

Daniel Caesar
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly – I’ll Find You
Snoop Dogg feat. B. Slade – Words Are Few
Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – If You Don’t Mind

Marvin Sapp – Close
Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – I’m Getting Ready

Album of the Year Award
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
4:44 – Jay-Z

Culture II – Migos
Black Panther: The Album – Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists
Grateful – DJ Khaled

BET Her Award
Janelle Monae – Django Jane

Lizzo – Water Me
Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman
Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)
Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Leikeli47 – 2nd Fiddle

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
SZA feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Drake – God’s Plan
Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – Motor Sport
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Khaled
J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Loaf


Sorry For The Wait: The List of The Albums 2018 Has Us Waiting On…

Kanye West – Untitled

When: June 1st

Even after the backlash he recieced for his outlandish comments via interviews nd twitter some us are still waiting on that new music release we were promised by the Grammy Award Winner. There has not been a official title released but we do have a release date and plenty of rumored collaborations with MigosKid Cudi, and Plain Pat. Mike Dean has also been a confirmed contributor, though it’s unclear whether he’s producing, engineering, or both.

Ne-Yo – Good Man

When: June 8th

The new album from RnB’s most  romantic guy officially has a release date. Look for features from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Eric Bellinger, Stefflon Don, and more.

1. “Caterpillars 1st” (INTRO)
2. 1 More Shot
4. Nights Like These (feat. Romeo Santos)
5. U Deserve
6. Summertime
7. Push Back (Feat. Bebe Rexha & Stefflon Don)
8. Breathe
9. On Ur Mind (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
10. Back Chapters
11. Hotbox (feat. Eric Bellinger)
12. Over U
13. Without U
14. Apology
15. Ocean Sure (feat. Candice Boyd & Sam Hook)
16. “The Struggle…” (Interlude)

Nas – Nasir 

When: June 15th

Another one confirmed by Mr. Kanye West. The idea of a Nas album produced entirely by Kanye West should be enough to cause hype. Who knows, it may be considered one of Nas’ best albums to date?

Nicki Minaj – Queen

When: June 15th

Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album Queen is all set for a June release, led by the singles “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li.”

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – The International Artist.

When: June 22nd

A Boogie recently announced his The Bigger Artist follow up, creating a loose narrative of sorts. Expect The International Artist to pick up where the last album left us.

Teyana Taylor – Untitled

When: June 22nd

The multi-talented songstress will be dropping at the end of June, as confirmed by label head Kanye West. Stay tuned for more details.

Drake – Scorpion

When: June 29

Drake has been busy working on his More Life follow-up for a minute, spending all nighters in the studio with 40, linking up with Murda Beatz and more. The #1 guy in rap recently shared the album title, Scorpion, as well as the singles “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What.”


Rich The Kid, Famous Dex & Jay Critch – Rich Forever 4

When: July 13

Rich The Kid, Famous Dex, and Jay Critch are looking to pick up where they left off in 2017.

Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers II

When: July 13

On 4/20, Wiz Khalifa MMA kicked his way out of a smoke cloud to announce the official release date for Rolling Papers. July 13 is the fateful day, so make sure you keep a look out for details as they emerge.

2 Chainz – Rap Or Go To The League

The prolific Tity Boi to announce his Pretty Girls Like Trap Music follow-up.

2Chainz: “with the height of racial tensions across America I felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community , this album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t!”

Desiigner – New English 2

 The young rapper is gearing up to continue his massive run in 2018.  The young rapper said a little bit about the process, stating  “I set it up like a movie, it’s like your favorite movie. Wait for it! LOD going to be crazy…Ye put his input, Pusha T sat down, put his input call you all night if he feels there’s a switch, it gets crazy, heck yeah.”

DJ Khaled – Father Of Asahd

The lovable mogul recently announced the title of his upcoming eleventh studio album, and more importantly dropped off the project’s first single. “Top Off” featured appearances from Jay-Z, Beyonce  and Future.

Gucci Mane – The Evil Genius

It’s hard to imagine Gucci Mane topping his 2017 campaign, with three studio albums (including the highlight DropTopWop), but he seems intent on trying. The Atlanta legend wasted little time in announcing The Evil Genius, and while he has yet to share a release date, Gucci has never been one to draw things out. Expect this one sooner rather than later.

Jaden Smith – ERYS

Jaden Smith has already confirmed plans to drop a SYRE follow-up in 2018, titled ERYS. While little is known at this point, he has teased a more rap-centered focus this time around. Stay tuned for more news as it develops.

Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih – MihTy

As one of the first collaboative projects of the year, Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih’s MihTy will be executive produced by A1 & Hitmaka. During a call to Joe Budden’s podcast, Hitmaka also confirmed features from Chris Brown and PartyNextDoor, as well as some solo cuts from each artist as well.

Lil Durk – Signed To The Streets 3

The Chicago rapper recently announced his new mixtape will be dropping in 2018, though it’s unclear as to when. The project seems likely to feature a remix of Logic’s popular 1-800-273-8255.

Lil Yachty / Lil Pump – Untitled Mixtape

Old dudes beware. Lil Boat and Lil Pump are picking up where “Back” left off, and releasing an entire mixtape together.  Yachty seems really excited about this one.

Lil Yachty / Takeoff – Untitled Mixtape

From what i’m told the Lil Yachty and Takeoff tape is still in development, waiting for Takeoff’s busy schedule to allow him some time to finish up the verses.

ScHoolboy Q – Untitled

It seems as though Q has been working on his Blank Face follow-up for a minute, and you know it’s about to be another banger.  The hilarious rapper has been working with Mike WiLL Made-It, and he previously told Zane Lowe a bit about the album’s potential direction, stating

“”I gave you me, but I never gave you the other side of me: the father, the dude that’s actually happy, the dude that doesn’t be in the hood just hanging out. The dude that’s trying to put his homies in position now. I’m not a deadbeat father anymore.”

Travis Scott – Astroworld

Travis Scott’s follow-up to Astroworld will finally see the light of day in 2018. While details are scarce, the album is said to be “loosely inspired by Houston and its slow-riding, bottom-heavy sound.”  Suffice it to say, expect this one to among the year’s most anticipated releases.

Waka Flocka – Flockaveli 2

It seems like touring and becoming a reality star kept this one time hip rapper on a five year absence from music. Well….. Waka Flocka Flame has officially announced Flockaveli 2.  The project also promises to be a return to his “trap roots,” and Flocka teased a staggering nineteen tracks.

XXXTentacion – Skins & Bad Vibes Forever

XXXTentacion came back with the announcement that he would be dropping three albums across 2018 – Skins, Bad Vibes Forever, and “?”. X has been hard at work, teasing new songs and musical directions with every passing day.

YG – Stay Dangerous

YG launched new single “Suu Whoop” as lead track off the album.  We don’t know much about this project right now, but expect more details to surface in the coming months. One thing is for sure; the West Coast is positioned for a massive 2018 run.


Here’s A List Of The Hottest Tours Of Summer/Fall 2018



June 06 Cardiff, UK Principality Stadium On sale March 23

June 09 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park On sale March 23

June 13 Manchester, UK Etihad Stadium On sale March 23

June 15 London, UK London Stadium On sale March 23

June 19 Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam Arena SOLD OUT

June 20 Amsterdam, NL Amsterdam Arena On sale March 26

June 23 Copenhagen, DK Parken Stadium

June 25 Stockholm, SW Friends Arena On sale March 23

June 28 Berlin, DE Olympiastadion

June 30 Warsaw, PL PGE Narodowy On sale March 23

July 03 Cologne, DE RheinEnergieStadion

July 06 Milan, IT San Siro

July 08 Rome, IT Stadio Olimpico

July 11 Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium

July 14 Paris, FR Stade de France

July 17 Nice, FR Allianz Riviera


July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium

July 27 Washington, DC FedExField On Sale March 26

July 28 Washington, DC FedExField SOLD OUT

July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field

Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium SOLD OUT

Aug. 03 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium On sale March 26

Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium

Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium

Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field SOLD OUT

Aug. 11 Chicago, IL Soldier Field On sale March 26

Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field

Aug. 16 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium On sale March 26

Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field

Aug. 21 Columbia, SC Williams-Brice Stadium On sale March 26

Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium

Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium SOLD OUT

Aug. 26 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium On sale March 26

Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium

Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium

Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium

Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium

Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium

Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl SOLD OUT

Sept. 23 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl On sale March 26

Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium

Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium

Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place

TDE’s The Championship Tour



June 1 — Bristow, VA (DC) @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 2 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
June 3 — Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 5 — Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
June 7 — Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
June 8 — Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
June 9 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 12 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
June 13 — Detroit, MI* @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 15 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 16 — Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion


Sept. 7 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 8 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 11 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 15 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 19 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 20 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 22 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 23 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 27 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sept. 28 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 1, — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 2 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 4 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 5 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 7 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 11 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 14 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 15 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 20 — Austin, TX** @ Circuit of the Americas
Oct. 23 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 24 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 26 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 27 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center


June 1: Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois

June 2: Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois

June 8: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK

June 9: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK

June 15: Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland

June 16: Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland

June 22: Wembley Stadium in London, England

June 23: Wembley Stadium in London, England

June 30: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky

July 7: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio

July 10: FedEx Field in Washington, D.C.

July 11: FedExField in Washington, D.C.

July 13th: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennysylvania

July 14: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 17: First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

July 20: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

July 21: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

July 22: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

July 26: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts

July 27: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts

July 28: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts

August 3: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario

August 4: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario

August 7: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 10: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

August 11: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

August 14: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

August 18: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida

August 25: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee

August 28: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

August 31: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 1: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 8: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

September 15: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana

September 18: The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri

September 22: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

September 29: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

October 5: AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas

October 6: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

October 19: Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia

October 26: Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia

November 2: ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park, Australia

November 6: The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia

November 9: Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand

Drake and Migos 2018 Tour Dates:

07/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
07/28 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
07/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
08/01 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
08/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/11 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
08/14 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
08/17 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
08/18 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
08/20 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
08/24 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
08/25 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
08/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
08/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
08/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

Chris Brown – Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour:

June 19 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
June 21 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
June 24 – Phoenix, AZ* – Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 28 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 29 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
July 1 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
July 3 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 5 – West Palm Beach, FL* – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 6 – Tampa, FL*+ – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 7 – Pelham, AL* – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 9 – Charlotte, NC* – PNC Music Pavilion
July 10 – Raleigh, NC* – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 12 – Bristow, VA* – Jiffy Lube Live
July 13 – Virginia Beach, VA* – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
July 15 – Newark, NJ^ – Prudential Center
July 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
July 18 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 19 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
July 21 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
July 22 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
July 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 25 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 27 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 28 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 29 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 4 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

+NO H.E.R.
^NO Rich the Kid

J. Cole KOD Tour Dates Featuring Young Thug

8/9 Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
8/11 – Tampa, FL @ Amelia Arena
8/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center*
8/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
8/14 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
8/17 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
8/18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
8/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena*
8/22 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl SDSU
8/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
8/29 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
9/2- Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
9/4 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
9/5 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
9/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
9/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
9/10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
9/12 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena*
9/13 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
9/17 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
9/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
9/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
9/21 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesar’s Arena
9/22 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
9/23 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
9/25 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
9/26 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
9/28 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
10/1 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden*
10/4 – Toronto @ Air Canada Centre
10/5 – Montreal @ Bell Centre
10/6- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/8 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena*
10/10 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden