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A New Verzuz Documentary In The Works

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Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Lena Waithe are in the process of producing ‘Gifted & Black’ which will document the trajectory of VERZUZ — the popular music battle series of the pandemic.

The battles started at the height of the pandemic in 2020 between Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. While in-person social gatherings plausibly seemed like death wishes, the Instagram livestreams became everyone’s solution to the limitations of lockdown. Soon enough, artists like Brandy, RZA, Babyface and more took to the virtual stage to throw their greatest hits at their opponents. From one livestream came full-throttle productions with cheat sheets on music platforms like Apple Music.

As covid and civil injustices rattled the nation, the Verzuz series provided opportunities for community restoration through music. According to Deadline, Waithe has explained that “Verzuz is more than two artists going song-for-song. It’s the joyful celebration of legacy that we all needed.” Verzuz brought millions of people together and on that premise, it arguably warrants documentation.

However a number of people have voiced their objections against the documentary. After all, Verzuz was supposed to be an organic solution to the cabin fever that many people experienced during lockdown. Now, setups have become filled with advertisements and viewers almost had to set up a Triller subscription plan to watch future scrimmages. With a documentary underway, Verzuz’s magic is consequently gone for many viewers, rightfully so.

ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ on Twitter: “We really have to appreciate when things just happen organically and stop trying to force content out of it. There’s nothing that this documentary can tell us that we didn’t witness firsthand. 🗣 EVERYONE WAS AT HOME! https://t.co/0LblYuR4DG / Twitter”

We really have to appreciate when things just happen organically and stop trying to force content out of it. There’s nothing that this documentary can tell us that we didn’t witness firsthand. 🗣 EVERYONE WAS AT HOME! https://t.co/0LblYuR4DG

The documentary will be available on Prime Video. Release date is currently unknown.

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Angela Yee Announces Departure from The Breakfast Club

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On Tuesday night, Angela Yee took to social media with an announcement that The Breakfast Club we knew would be no longer. The cryptic tweet led fans to believe that it was the end of the road for the Power 105.1 show, however, Angela Yee took to the air this morning what was really going on.

The 12-year host announced that she was leaving The Breakfast Club and launching her own nationally syndicated radio show, Way Up With Angela Yee, on iHeartMedia.

“I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to have this once in a lifetime opportunity to create a brand-new show,” said Yee. “I appreciate everyone who has helped to make this happen at iHeartMedia, and most importantly, the listeners who are like family to me. It’s a bittersweet feeling to leave an iconic show like ‘The Breakfast Club,’ which we built from the ground up for 12 years, but we will forever be an extension of each other. I’m working hard and dedicated to making our new program exciting, thoughtful, provocative, and most importantly, a safe haven for even more of us to grow and learn while having fun. I’m ready for this new chapter!”

As to what’s next for The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy will still remain hosts. Angela Yee states she will also still continue her podcast, Lip Service.

Check out her official announcement below.

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Lil Wayne Announces He’s Working On New Album ‘Tha Carter VI’ At Young Money Reunion

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Last night, history was made at the Young Money reunion at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto.

As part of Drake‘s October World Weekend festival, the once-in-a-lifetime night which had been rescheduled as a result of Drake contracting COVID-19 featured a Young Money reunion with Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne.

Drake and Nicki Minaj performed “Moment 4 Life” and “Up All Night” together, while Lil Wayne and Drake did “The Motto” and “Every Girl.” Young Money’s Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz and Mack Maine were also in attendance.

Before exiting the stage, Lil Wayne made the big announcement “I’m working on Tha Carter VI, coming soon.”

Check out the clips below.

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Meek Mill Announces He’s Releasing 10 New Mixtapes Starting September

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Earlier this month, Meek Mill made headlines after parting ways with Roc Nation management.

Though Meek says it’s all love, the news comes after his disgruntled tweets back in February towards Atlantic Records. According to the Dreamchasers rapper, Atlantic Records allegedly took Roddy Ricch away from him and prohibited him from releasing music until it had been nine months after his 2021 release, Expensive Pain.

Now nine months later, Meek Mill took to Twitter to announce he would be dropping 10 mixtapes independently starting September. With Aug. 18 marking the death anniversary of his father, Meek will reportedly start his mixtape campaign then.

“F*ck it ima take the risk … a million behind every project! All sponsors connected to me or my brand tap in immediately I need y’all for this riskkkk ima take! #NOMAJORLABELVIBES,” he wrote in an Instagram caption.

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