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Aaliyah’s Music To Officially Be Released on Streaming Services Starting August 20

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It’s been a long battle with Blackground Records to release Aaliyah‘s music.

However, the wait is finally over. Aaliyah‘s music will be released, starting August 20, on Spotify. Confirmed by Spotify via social media, the streaming platform released the official timeline of what albums would be released and when.

Aaliyah’s ‘One in a Million’ album drops on August 20, followed by the Romeo Must Die soundtrack on Sept. 3, her self-titled debut album from 2001 on Sept. 10, and the compilation albums, I Care 4 U and Ultimate Aaliyah on Oct. 8.

Spotify on Twitter: “Baby Girl is coming to Spotify 🙏 pic.twitter.com/1fDcB6HvaE / Twitter”

Baby Girl is coming to Spotify 🙏 pic.twitter.com/1fDcB6HvaE

The #AaliyahIsComing hashtag began trending Wednesday, Aug. 4, after Blackground Records took to social media to announce the release along with the launch of a new website, AaliyahIsComing.com.

Aaliyah’s estate issued a statement regarding the surfacing of unauthorized projects. “For 20 years we have battled behind the scenes, enduring shadowy tactics of deception with unauthorized projects targeted to tarnish,” they wrote. “We have always been confused as to why there is such a tenacity in causing more pain alongside what we already have to cope with for the rest of our lives.”

Aaliyah on Twitter: “#IStandWithAaliyah pic.twitter.com/Q2zgAvRAgX / Twitter”

IStandWithAaliyah pic.twitter.com/Q2zgAvRAgX

Blackground Records will also be releasing albums from JoJo, Tank, Ashley Parker Angel and Timbaland & Magoo.

Blackground Records 2021 Release Timeline:

August 20th: Aaliyah – One In A Million Album

August 27th: Timbaland & Magoo – Welcome To Our World, Indecent Proposal and Under Construction, Part II Albums + Timbaland – Tim’s Bio Album

September 3rd: Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds Movie Soundtracks

September 10th: Aaliyah – ΛΛLIYΛH Album

September 17th: Tank – Force of Nature, One Man and Sex, Love & Pain Albums

September 24th: JoJo – JoJo and The High Road Albums | Ashley Parker Angel – Soundtrack To Your Life Album

October 1st: Toni Braxton – Libra Album

October 8th: Aaliyah – I Care 4 U and Ultimate Aaliyah Compilation Albums


G Fredo’s Sentencing Date on RICO Conspiracy Finally Announced



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Earlier this week, we exclusively reported that HSM’s Hamma Thang was found not guilty in the 2018 murder of Kelby Ramos. As the month continues to move along, HSM’s G Fredo will be sentenced this coming week after being arrested back in June 2020.

G Fredo, born Michael Brandao, was of 31 individuals arrested and charged in federal court on RICO conspiracy; conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. In June of 2022, the ’34 Baby’ entered a guilty plea on all three charges, alongside Hamma Thang and 7981 Kal.

According to G Fredo’s mother via an Instagram post, G Fredo is scheduled for his sentencing hearing on Wednesday, January 25, at 2:30 PM. She has invited friends and family to come and support.

G Fredo faces up to 40 years in prison, six years of supervised release and a fine of $1.2 million if he is sentenced to the fullest extent of the law.

According to the Department of Justice, “the charges of RICO conspiracy and committing violent crimes in aid of racketeering each provide for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000; charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances each provide for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $1 million.”

Earlier this week, G Fredo’s management dropped a new record titled, “Win.” The record is set to appear on Fredo’s forthcoming mixtape, FRIZZBLOCK.

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Cardi B Sparks New Album Rumors



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Last month, Cardi B was on Instagram Live where she was very honest about why she has yet to release her sophomore album.

“I know y’all been saying that I gotta drop this album, that I’ve been lacking,” she said. “I’ma have to be real with y’all: I feel like I have gotten too comfortable because I’m just a mom! I’ve been having a lot of anxiety ’cause I know right after I drop my album, I have to go on tour and I have bad separation anxiety from my kids.”

“And then when it comes to music, I just feel like I don’t like anything,” she continued. “I feel like I got so many songs and I don’t like nothing, I feel like nothing is good enough. I got so much fucking money saved up that I just be like, ‘Whatever.’”

She added: “Now, making music to me has become a job that gives me anxiety because everybody just critiques everything that I do. Sometimes you just don’t want to do something that gives you that much anxiety, so I just be like freezing myself. But I have to let that go, I have to release more music. I have to just go out there.”

However this month, the Bronx native was spotted in the studio with Brooklyn Johnny. Brooklyn Johnny is A&R that played an instrumental role in bringing Cardi and Kodak Black to Atlantic Records.

“Y’ALL READY?! #CardiB,” he wrote in the caption.

Back in 2018, Cardi B dropped her debut album, Invasion of Privacy. The album featured contributions from  Migos21 SavageSZA and more, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after moving 225,000 units in the first-week. Since then, she’s dropped les — “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion and “Hot Shit” featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk.

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Frank Ocean, Bad Bunny & BLACKPINK To Headline Coachella 2023



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Coachella has officially revealed it’s line-up for its 2023 festival.

Scheduled to take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California over the course of two weekends: April 14-16 and 21-23, this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be headlined by Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean.

Frank Ocean was previously scheduled to serve as headliner in 2021, however, the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presale begins Friday, 1/13 at 11am PT at coachella.com

Check out the festival line up below.

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