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Listen to Ari Lennox’s Rendition of ‘A Kind Of Magic’



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Ari Lennox is back again with another drop! She’s certainly on a roll with her renditions of old-school classics. This time around — in collaboration with Coca-Cola — she’s dished out her own take on ‘A Kind of Magic’ by the world-renowned British rock group known as Queen

The hit single was originally penned by the band’s drummer, Roger Taylor and was used in the fantasy/action film, Highlander.  Check out this fan-made visualizer below:

‘One dream, one soul
One prize, one goal
One golden glance of what should be
(It’s a kind of magic)
One shaft of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
(It’s a kind of magic)’ 

The different approaches to the song, from 1986 to 2022 are quite captivating. 

The rock n’ roll production, especially in tandem with the Highlander’s themes of courage and immortality defines magic as something heroic and supernatural. On the other hand, Ari’s rendition defines magic as everlasting, familial love as she notes in her behind-the-scenes clip at Coke Studios. 

Flipping a rock jam into rhythmic soul was a challenge that Ari conquered effortlessly. In the same video, she briefly mentions how she worked to stay true to the late Freddie Mercury‘s range and, of course, it all came together beautifully in the end.

Stream Ari’s take on ‘A Kind Of Magic‘ and watch her live acoustic performance below!


The Game Releases New 30 Song Album ‘DRILLMATIC: Heart Vs. Mind’



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Back in 2019, The Game proclaimed he would be retiring from rap after the release of his 90-minute album, Born 2 Rap.

However, it looks like the Compton native isn’t finished with rap just yet as he’s returned with his new 30-track album, DRILLMATIC: Heart Vs. Mind. Produced entirely by Hit-Boy, the 11th studio album features contributions from Kanye West, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, G Herbo, NBA YoungBoy (YoungBoy Never Broke Again), Ty Dolla $ign, Dreezy, Roddy Ricch, Nipsey Hussle, Jeremih and several others.

DRILLMATIC the REAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR out everywhere midnight Friday, August 12th,” The Game wrote in a caption. “I promise I’m going 30 for 30 no skips !!!! As Hit-Boy would say… “issa 30 clip”!!!!”

Stream DRILLMATIC below.

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Nicki Minaj Releases New Single ‘Super Freaky Girl’



Nicki Minaj Super Freaky Girl

Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj kicked off her NM5 era with the back-to-back releases, “Do We Have A Problem?” followed by “Bussin” which both featured Lil Baby.

Soon after, Minaj returned with the New York anthem, “We Go Up” featuring Fivio Foreign, and more recently released the trailer to her highly anticipated documentary. As she prepares for the return of Queen Radio on AMP and her performance at the VMAs where she will receive the Video Vanguard Award, Minaj returns with her third single, “Super Freaky Girl.”

Sampling Rick James‘ legendary 1981-single, the record truly speaks for itself.

Stream below.

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Fabolous Drops “One Thing” Freestyle and New Single, “Say Less”



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Last week, Funk Flex challenged Fabolous to drop some new music via social media.

“I challenge Fabolous to get me a song by next Thursday in six days,” said Flex on Instagram. “Fabolous, do you accept the challenge or not? Fabolous, I’ve been paying attention to you. I see you out here, I hope this doesn’t get you upset, but you been getting $80,000 to $100,000 a show to host. Not even do shows — $80,000 to $100,000 to walk in the building.”

Accepting the challenge, Fabolous not only decided to drop a freestyle over Amerie‘s “One Thing,” but he took the opportunity to drop a new single as well. Teaming up with French Montana on the new single titled, “Say Less,” the two New York natives find themselves in an Asian-styled establishment surrounded by beautiful women and hit the audience with a message.

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