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New Video: Janet Jackson Featuring Daddy Yankee "Made For Now"

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee and a host of dancers from around the globe get a neighborhood dance party started in Jackson’s new video for “Made For Now.”

Lil Kim's Album Sales Skyrocket After Ending Feud With Nicki Minaj

Kim and Nicki may never be friends but this week they are sharing the charts. After news broke of Lil Kim ending the feud with Nicki Minaj, Kim's albums Notorious KIM, and Hard Core both rentered the charts.  She also saw an increase in streams on all platforms including a 450% jump on Spotfiy.  Kim recently spoke about her fued with Nicki during an interview.

During a radio interview on Real 92.3 this week, the "No Matter What They Say" rapper addressed her ongoing feud with Minaj, despite hilariously telling ET in June she "doesn't know" her. 

Safaree Says Nicki Minaj Stabbed Him During Violent Assault While They Were Dating

Nicki Minaj and her ex-boyfriend, the rapper and Love & Hip-Hop star Safaree Samuels, engaged in a vicious Twitter battle today, with each making claims about events that took place during their relationship. (Nicki and Safaree dated for 12 years, and broke up in 2014.)

Among the many accusations, Safaree claimed that at one point, he needed to be hospitalized after Nicki “cut” him and he “almost died.” “I had to lie and tell them I was trying to kill myself so they wouldn’t take you to jail,” he wrote. “When things like that start happening more than once it's time to dip.”

Shirtless Trey Songz Teaches Shirtless Tekashi 6ix9ine How To Sing

In the past, Tekashi 6ix9ine has expressed his interest in giving up rap to become a singer. While he has previously flexed his not-so-great singing chops, the man has decided to consult one of this generation's most talented vocalists in Trey Songz. If he wants tips on how to impress the ladies with his virtuoso singing abilities, he's gone to the right person but from the sounds of it, he and his "twin brother" have a lot of work to do in improving his skills.

Rapper Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison Over Violent Lyrics In Cocaine Case

Dallas-based rapper NaNa was sentenced to 12 years in prison based on his “violent” lyrics. The problem is, NaNa was charged for a nonviolent crime.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn gave NaNa – whose real name is Nykees Earl Campbell – the 12-year sentence on July 18, Dallas News reports. Judge Lynn used his lyrics as references to crimes the rapper was suspected of committing. “You’re bragging about shooting a person,” Judge Lynn said in court. “It’s violence times 10 at every phase.”

Arquez Drops New Album "Something Else To Complain About" With Track Feat. His Bae Rico Pruitt

Move over Beyonce and Jay Z, the gay royal couple are out here releasing music.  Multitalented Arquez has just dropped his new album "Something Else To Complain About" ala Kanye West with just 7 tracks, but the production is good and as always his flow is nice.  Theres also a treat:  His boo Rico Pruitt appears on track 6 "Humble".

Also making an appearance is my MCE Jacob Escobar on track 2 Social Media.

Go listen to SETCA on your favorite music streaming service and check out a cute video of Rico singing along to his song with Arquez on Instagram:
 

Rumor Has It: Nicki Minaj Teaching Adele To Rap For Her Upcoming Album

Last summer Adele said she may never sing again from what proclaimed to be her last ever performances due to damaged vocal cords, leaving many fans worried over when they would see the star again.

But now reports suggest the 30-year-old could be back and not just singing but rapping as well.

The Sun claims that Adele has returned to her London hometown from US, where she's been living, with the intention to make new music and has enlisted friends Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and some A List Hip Hop producers to help create a new sound.

Nicki Minaj Teases "Boo'd Up" Remix With Quavo and Ella Mai

Just in time for the Team Minaj Awards, Nicki teases that she and Quavo are on the remix to the summer smash "Boo'd Up" with Ella Mai.  This has also reignited rumors that Nicki and Quavo are boo'd up in real life.  In her instagram post she posts: 

I heard this comes out in like 2 hours. Don’t hold me to it tho. #BoodUp...

We shall see. 

Cardi B Becomes First Female Rapper With Two Billboard Hot 100 #1's

Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" lifts from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting Cardi B an unprecedented feat in the chart's history, as she becomes the first female rapper with two No. 1s. She first reigned with her debut hit, "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)," for three weeks beginning Oct. 7, 2017.

Meanwhile, Latin music stars Bad Bunny and Balvin earn their first Hot 100 No. 1 each.

Cardi B's Record Second Hot 100 No. 1: "Like" is the 1,076th No. 1 in the Hot 100's archives, which dates to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Drake Annihilates First Day Streaming Records With Scorpion

While Drake‘s newest release features some controversial topics (ie: him being a father), it’s definitely helping to boost those streaming numbers, and earn him another No. 1 record.

Additionally, Apple Music shows that ‘Scorpion‘ has earned 170 million streams in its first day alone; breaking the previous record held by himself.

Furthermore, Drizzy’s newest effort nearly doubled his 89.9 million first-day streams from his 2017 playlist ‘More Life.’