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Back in November, Justin Bieber released his cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” via an actual hotline, which made it a bit difficult to listen to. Now, Justin also gave his devoted fans a better version when he sang it acoustically. Bieber’s lyrics do seem a bit personal, including one about a former flame Snapchatting on someone else’s tour bus. Check out the clip above. Read More

It’s been too long since Rockie Fresh dropped a project. And the Chicago native must’ve heard his fans rumbling, because he finally released “Too Long,” the first song off his much-anticipated project The Night I Went To…. On the new track, Rockie raps about the relationships in his life and even speaks on his 2-year hiatus from the rap game. With the way he’s spitting, it’s safe to say he’s back. Read More

Killer Mike, never one to hold back his feelings, has hooked up with Atlanta artist Soul Glitch for a song aptly titled “Hands Up.” Mike raps about his usual subject of improving the lives of young Black people in America, while painting a painfully vivid picture of their current situation with lines like “Maybe, the kid that you refer to as a thug is just somebody else’s baby.” Mike’s intention on the song is clear: “Speak for the those who can’t be heard.” Read More

One of the best R&B singers of our generation is back with his 13th solo album. R. Kelly‘s singles “Backyard Party” and “Switch Up” have slowly been creeping up the charts, and with features from Jhene Aiko and Tinashe, it’s time for the Pied Piper to prove that R&B is far from extinction. Stream his new album The Buffet now. Read More

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Chief Keef hasn’t let the talk about his record contract with FilmOn being suspended stop him from going in in the studio. His mixtape released last month, Finally Rollin 2, was full of trap bangers, and his new mixtape Nobody 2 is sure to hit hard as well. The 17-track tape is available on iTunes now. Read More

SOURCE: Pitchfork, Missinfo, RapRadar | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

MUSIC STREAM: Justin Bieber’s Acoustic Version Of “Hotline Bling,” Rockie Fresh Is Back, & More  was originally published on globalgrind.com

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