Presented in six different versions, "What It Is" marks a defining moment in Doechii's journey to mainstream recognition. This song sure sounds like a hit. Drawing on the nostalgic sounds of the late '90s and early '00s, sampling TLC's "No Scrubs" and interpolating Trillville's "Some Cut", Doechii effortlessly imbues the song with a melodic wave of nostalgia. . While Doechii doesn't break new ground with sample and tween, Doechii's infectious charisma breathes new life into the familiar hook, accompanied by additional 808s that evoke the essence of summer.
If Jack Harlow has any say in it, he's looking to have one of the songs of the summer for a third consecutive year. Following the runaway successes of "What's Poppin" and "Industry Baby," "First Class" arrives with a perfect storm of nostalgia, TikTok support, and a traditional earworm of a hook. Produced by Rogét Chahayed, BabeTruth, Charlie Handsome, Jasper Harris & Nickie Jon Pabón, "First Class" is Jack's second single from his forthcoming album Come Home the Kids Miss You. The new single follows the brassy "Nail Tech" which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Janelle Monáe has been making their rounds going viral on social media ahead of their upcoming album, The Age of Pleasure. In a video posted on Twitter, the artist was seen flashing the crowd while she performed, lifting her top to expose her bare breasts. Now, in the newest Rolling Stone cover story, she explains why. "I’m much happier when my titties are out and I can run around free," the self-described “free-ass motherfucker” said.
It's impossible to talk about the musical history that gave rise to recent hits like Olivia Rodrigo's "good 4 u" without spending a large amount of time on Demi Lovato. From "La La Land" and "Get Back" to "Don't Forget" and "Remember December," Demi's love of pop-punk has been a constant since their Disney days in the late aughts. Holy Fvck, their upcoming eighth studio album and their first since 2021's Dancing With the Devil... The Art of Starting Over, features their brand-new song, "Skin of My Teeth," as its first single.
$200 million is an astonishing amount to just about everybody in the world, but if you're Jay-Z and Beyoncé, you can afford to drop it all at once ... and still be one of the richest couples on the planet. Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ the two paid $200 million CASH for the 30,000-square-foot Malibu mansion purchased from William Bell, one of the biggest art collectors in the world. The figure is mind-boggling but if you look at the couple's financial portfolio, they've certainly got the assets to make it work.
After owning the past two years with “WAP” and “Up” and reasserting her presence in the current NY drill takeover with “Shake It,” Cardi B has returned with the lead single for her forthcoming sophomore album. With verses from Lil Durk and Kanye West, “Hot Shit” is little more than a lukewarm offering. Produced by Tay Keith, “Hot Shit” finds the three rappers delivering stale bars about opps, wealth, and sex. At times, Cardi’s flow is reminiscent of “Up,” but her sample of “Electric Boogie” is worth the redundancy. “Pretty when I wake up, I'm a bad bitch at breakfast / Still might slide on a opp (It's electric!),” she spits.
Ice Cube has noticed... and he isn't happy. People are using it to make images, videos and code, optimise their work, teach them new things, and even just have a friendly chat. One of AI's strangest uses at the moment is creating fake music tracks using real artist's voices. On TikTok, you can find people who have used AI to generate versions of their favourite songs sung by whoever they want, from Frank Ocean to Ariana Grande to The Weeknd. A popular trend right now among AI users is having the voice of controversial rapper Kanye West, who now goes by Ye, sing songs that'd be totally out of character for him, from Ice Spice and PinkPantheress's 'Boy's A Liar' to Lana Del Ray's 'Summertime Sadness'. Some have even gone as far as to generate versions of Ye's voice singing songs by Taylor Swift, just to really make the most of the gimmick.
For her most recent hit, "Super Freaky Girl," Queens rapper Nicki Minaj continues to use the same formula that catapulted her into the stratosphere of mainstream pop music eleven years ago with "Super Bass." This is illustrative of the commercial music industry's cyclical nature, the history of hip-hop sampling, and Minaj's rather limited capacity to fully commit to her own artistic development.
After giving “Surprise” some room to breathe, Chlöe has enlisted Latto for her fourth single as a solo artist, “For the Night.” Written alongside pop music giants like Omer Fedi (“Call Me By Your Name,” “Mood”) and Nija Charles (“Positions,” “Rain On Me”) and produced by London on da Track, Chloe has finally delivered a single that showcases her viability as a pop star without sacrificing what makes her so arresting as a vocalist and performer. Built around a lush combination of strings, guitar, and an 808-laden trap beat, Chloe challenges her lover to let their guard down for a brief moment. It’s a 2000s R&B-indebted soundscape that finds her floating between being flirtatious and feeling forlorn. “And they don't know me like you / All the things that we've been through,” she sings in an attempt to construct a shield of intimacy around her and her lover — who, in the case of this specific song, happens to be none other than Gunna.
Two years have passed since Victoria Monét released her two stand-alone songs, "F.U.C.K." and "Coastin'." She briefly vanished after that. The three-time Grammy nominee has now enlisted Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lucky Daye to help her successfully usher in the Jaguar II era with the help of her new track "Smoke.