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Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’ now the First Song in 26 Years to Debut in R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart Top 10.

The song has become a instant hit with over 10 million in U.S. audience impressions in the tracking week of June 20-26, according to Luminate.

NBA YoungBoy ON IG LIVE TO TELL Artists Not To Sign To Atlantic.

DALLAS, TX – MAY 03: YoungBoy Never Broke Again performs during JMBLYA at Fair Park on May 3, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

On house arrest NBA Youngboy has to do all promotion from his home.

He has shared new releases, music videos, and interesting social media videos all while fulfilling his court appointed quarantined. The troubled rapper broke the internet when he appeared on Instagram Live without warning. Creating a a uproar once again after telling artists to declined any business dealing with Atlanta Records. He believes No Artist should singed to the legendary label.

This isnt the first time he has taken issue with his label and called them out and I’m sure it will not be the last.

The widow of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Sues Wu-Tang Over Royalties

According to legal documents RZA’s Wu-Tang Productions has not paid any royalties to the ODB estate from 2011 until July 2021. And when he did, he only sent a check for $130,000, when the royalties should be in the millions.

The document that was filed revealed a 1992 recording agreement that stated ODB was to be paid 50% of net earnings on the publishing of his copyrighted songs.

Group members were to to split 50% of net earnings from the sound recordings. The estate is also claiming they are owed additional royalties on merchandising and videos.

STATEMENTS FROM THE ESTATE:

“Wu-Tang Productions, Inc., owned by Wu-Tang member Robert Diggs (RZA) has willfully refused to compensate or provide accounting records to the Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, despite being contractually obligated”.

“The Estate will randomly receive partial checks such as the one sent for $130,000 in July of 2021 from Wu-Tang Productions but without financial records, we have no indication of the exact amount the Estate is still owed. It is crucial to understand that ODB’s widow and Administrator of the Estate Icelene Jones has been requesting these financial records for years and has a legal obligation to do so. This is not an attack on Wu-Tang Productions, Inc., but a last legal resort we have had to pursue after being denied and ignored on this matter for over ten years.”

AALIYAH Fans Are Not Pleased With The Hip Hop Features On Her Upcoming Album “Unstoppable”

Aaliyah’s die hard fans  took to twitter to voice their opinions after the statement by Geno was released.

The concept for her new album was ridiculed, expressing must disdained to the estate for wasting a golden opportunity in making a great album to add to her legacy.

The issues a lot of fans have with the upcoming album is the lack of R&B representation on the album. Fans do not want an Aaliyah project to sound overtly heavy in Hip Hop features, and they would prefer an album with female artists as opposed to the feature list being male-dominated.

A Fan Tweeted: “Imagine having the opp to create a new Aaliyah album with an entire generation of women that were directly influenced (Ciara, Teyana, Tinashe, Normani, Jhene, CxH, H.E.R., Sevyn, etc.) but instead we get Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Future, CB, a weird Weeknd song…yikes.”

The lead single “Poison” features The WeekNd.

Nicki Minaj Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Of Her Debut Album & Sets Out To Release Tell-All-Documentary

The producers of  the untitled series “will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey”, No set air date yet but it will air on U.S. streaming service HBO Max.

“It’s going to give you guys a raw unfiltered look at my personal life and my professional journey and I can’t wait to share it with you,” The New Mom announced on social media as she celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her debut album Pink Friday.

Can you believe its been a full decade since The Rap Icon released her first album “Pink Friday” on November 22, 2010.  The album was an immediate success. Pink Friday debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart with 375,000 copies sold in its first week. It marked the second-highest debut week in the history of female hip-hop recording artists. The multi-platinum project was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012 but won the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at the American Music Awards.

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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.

GOLD DIGGER

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 will.i.am 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.

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