On Friday (Nov. 9) a judge sentenced Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond to two life sentences for his role in the murder of former 50 Cent affiliate, Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher.

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Moneybagg Yo has been grinding hard in the underground circuit for years now, but with features from J. Cole, Future, YG, Kodak Black and Jeremih, his latest project Reset leaves you with no excuse to still be sleeping on him. Today the Memphis rapper teams up with Cole World to give their unlikely (but energizing) collaboration a visual makeover, which should provide further motivation for you to prove ’em wrong.

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Anderson .Paak launched his Beats 1 show, .Paak House Radio, a few weeks back and on this week’s episode, he decided to prank call Dave Chappelle. At the 51-minute mark, Anderson tries to sell the iconic comedian on the idea of a music video where he gets nude.

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In the latest episode of “Over/Under,” Pitchfork sits down with GZA to get his thoughts on a random assortment of subjects including Björk, Republicans and actual killer bees who, like Wu-Tang, ain’t nuthing ta fuck wit.

Despite being a self-proclaimed Genius, it turns out there are a few things GZA isn’t well-versed in — like “boofing” (word to Brett Kavanaughor) and BDSM (“is that a form of music?”). Not that we’d expect him to be.

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Following Gunna’s impressive year so far, Lil Keed is the next artist emerging from Young Thug’s YSL roster making a name for himself. After appearing on a track with Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Gotit last month titled “Heavy Metal,” Keed is back with a single of his own, “Balenciaga.” The track features 21 Savage, with production handled by Mooktoven.

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Fresh off the release of her I Used to Know Her Pt. 2 EP, H.E.R. recently connected with Apple Music for a live performance of the project. One of the stand-out records is “Fate,” a passionate ballad that hits with all types of emotion. For the live performance, she stripped down the album version and traded the piano for a guitar strum, proving why she’s been selected as Apple Music’s latest “Up Next” artist (previous picks include Daniel Caesar, Khalid and Stefflon Don).

Click here to watch H.E.R.’s full Apple Music concert.

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After pouring one out for Prodigy (as well as his late blood brother Twins Scarface) on the Havoc-assisted, Knxwledge-produced “Memories,” Big Twins shares the mic with the late Mobb Deep legend on his latest Grimey Life single, “Loyalty Over Love.” It’s the final song the Queensbridge vets recorded together before P’s passing last summer, and for that reason, it’s Twins’ favorite song on his new album. With Prodigy spitting a characteristically unflinching verse over DJ B. Original’s gritty, piano-sprinkling production, it might be your favorite too.

Big Twins’ Grimey Life album drops this Friday (Nov. 16) and also features contributions from Ras Kass, The Alchemist and Planet Asia.

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J.I.D’s highly anticipated DiCaprio 2 drops next week (Nov. 26), but it looks like Ari Lennox’s new project isn’t far behind in the Dreamville pecking order.

After sharing two new singles, “40 Shades of Choke” and “Grampa,” last week, the D.C. songstress is back with another double dose of new music. If Ari’s sexy, soulful voice has had you hooked so far, “Pedigree” and “No One” won’t disappoint.

While we’re waiting for Ari Lennox’s Dreamville debut, you can expect a new collaboration between her and J. Cole called “Shea Butter Baby,” off the upcoming Mike WiLL Made-It-produced Creed II soundtrack.

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Diggy has released a string of stellar singles over the past few weeks to garner momentum for his new album Lighten Up, and today he delivers the LP in full. Simmons took a lengthy musical hiatus with his last project, Unexpected Arrival, having dropped six years ago.

Lighten Up shows a more mature Diggy, who definitely took the time away from the game to tighten up his lyrical abilities as well. The eight-track album includes only one lone guest feature from Leven Kali.

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After somewhat disappearing for most of 2018, Metro Boomin’s return has topped the chart. Young Metro’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes project debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. Released earlier this month, the guest-heavy album moved 99,000 equivalent album (5,000 in traditional album sales) opening week according to Nielsen Music. Streaming provided a bulk of the album sales as it gathered 125.3 million on-demand audio streams. Metro Boomin now lands his first-ever No. 1 album to go with his first Hot 100 No. 1 record, the Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” which he produced.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes features guest appearances by Drake, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Kodak Black, Swae Lee, Gucci Mane, J Balvin, 21 Savage, Offset, Gunna and WizKid.

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