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Album Review: Chance The Rapper – The Big Day

With the album coming out late on Friday, he is still predicted to debut at #1 with about 110k-125k first week. Chance’s “Hot Shower” is leading on the streaming platforms, sitting Top 5 at Apple Music and holding the #7 spot at Spotify. This is actually sad, and a reflection of today’s poor taste in music. Out of all the great music on Chance’s album, the general perfect picked the one song where he dumbs down his lyrical content to match today’s mediocre rap styles of DaBaby.

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It’s been some time since I’ve blogged, but to be honest, there hasn’t been much that has caught my attention lately.

But this Chance album has GOT ME!

Chance has released his debut album and it was well worth the wait. Filled with top notch features, melodies, and most importantly REAL RAP! It is so very refreshing to hear an album that celebrates what the everyday man can really appreciate. He talks about rededicating his life to God, finding true love with his wife, loving his brother, and more. These topics are so different than your everyday rapper now.

With the album coming out late on Friday, he is still predicted to debut at #1 with about 110k-125k first week. Chance’s “Hot Shower” is leading on the streaming platforms, sitting Top 5 at Apple Music and holding the #7 spot at Spotify. This is actually sad, and a reflection of today’s poor taste in music. Out of all the great music on Chance’s album, the general perfect picked the one song where he dumbs down his lyrical content to match today’s mediocre rap styles of DaBaby.

Other features on the album was the quite impressive Nicki Minaj. With not 1 but 2 verses on the album, she offered up some of the best verses that she has had in years. There are many songs that provide the long missing R&B vibes of the 90s, some provided by legendary divas SWV and En Vogue. Megan The Stallion‘s feature on “Handsome” was a surprise, and like “Hot Shower“, it wasn’t too impressive. Her bars are very amateur and repetitive. I’m anxiously awaiting the day that she elevates her skillset and has the lyrical content that matches her flow.

Overall this is an impressive body of work, and I look forward to see how it fairs at the Grammys. It’s very deserving of more Grammys.

  • Standout tracks
    Eternal
    Sun Come Down
    Zanies and Fools
    Roo
    I Got You (Always And Forever)
    Found A Good One (Single No More)
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    BET Awards 2021 Nominations are in!

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    The “BET AWARDS” continues to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience, while elevating the culture and driving people to be more engaged in social justice and change. This year is no different. After going virtual last year, the 2021 BET Awards is back with a live show audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will air LIVE on Sunday, June 27 on BET at 8 pm ET/PT. 

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    AFTER HOURS – THE WEEKND
    BLAME IT ON BABY – DABABY
    GOOD NEWS – MEGAN THEE STALLION
    HEAUX TALES – JAZMINE SULLIVAN
    KING’S DISEASE – NAS
    UNGODLY HOUR – CHLOE X HALLE

    BEST COLLABORATION
    CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP
    DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR
    DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – POPSTAR
    JACK HARLOW FT. DABABY, TORY LANEZ & LIL WAYNE – WHATS POPPIN (REMIX)
    MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. DABABY – CRY BABY
    POP SMOKE FT. LIL BABY & DABABY – FOR THE NIGHT

    BEST FEMALE R&B / POP ARTIST
    BEYONCÉ
    H.E.R.
    JAZMINE SULLIVAN
    JHENÉ AIKO
    SUMMER WALKER
    SZA

    BEST MALE R&B / POP ARTIST
    6LACK
    ANDERSON .PAAK
    CHRIS BROWN
    GIVEON
    TANK
    THE WEEKND

    BEST NEW ARTIST
    COI LERAY
    FLO MILLI
    GIVEON
    JACK HARLOW
    LATTO
    POOH SHIESTY

    BEST GROUP
    21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN
    CHLOE X HALLE
    CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG
    CITY GIRLS
    MIGOS
    SILK SONIC

    BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
    CARDI B
    COI LERAY
    DOJA CAT
    MEGAN THEE STALLION
    LATTO
    SAWEETIE

    BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
    DABABY
    DRAKE
    J. COLE
    JACK HARLOW
    LIL BABY
    POP SMOKE

    DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
    BEBE WINANS – IN JESUS NAME
    CECE WINANS – NEVER LOST
    H.E.R. – HOLD US TOGETHER
    KIRK FRANKLIN – STRONG GOD
    MARVIN SAPP – THANK YOU FOR IT ALL
    TAMELA MANN – TOUCH FROM YOU

    BET HER AWARD
    ALICIA KEYS FT. KHALID – SO DONE 
    BRANDY FT. CHANCE THE RAPPER – BABY MAMA
    BRI STEVES – ANTI QUEEN
    CHLOE X HALLE – BABY GIRL
    CIARA FT. ESTER DEAN – ROOTED
    SZA – GOOD DAYS

    BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
    AYA NAKAMURA (FRANCE)
    BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)
    DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)
    EMICIDA (BRAZIL)
    HEADIE ONE (UK)
    WIZKID (NIGERIA)
    YOUNG T & BUGSEY (UK)
    YOUSSOUPHA (FRANCE)

    VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
    CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP 
    CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY
    DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR 
    DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – POPSTAR 
    DRAKE FT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER
    LIL BABY – THE BIGGER PICTURE
    MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. BEYONCÉ – SAVAGE (REMIX)
    SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN      
     
    VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    CARDI B – UP
    CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP
    CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT
    CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY
    DRAKE FT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER
    SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN
     
    VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
    BENNY BOOM
    BRUNO MARS AND FLORENT DÉCHARD
    COLE BENNETT
    COLIN TILLE
    DAVE MEYERS
    HYPE WILLIAMS
     
    BEST MOVIE
    COMING 2 AMERICA
    JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
    MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
    ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
    SOUL
    THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY
     
    BEST ACTRESS
    ANDRA DAY
    ANGELA BASSETT
    ISSA RAE
    JURNEE SMOLLETT
    VIOLA DAVIS
    ZENDAYA
     
    BEST ACTOR
    ALDIS HODGE
    CHADWICK BOSEMAN
    DAMSON IDRIS
    DANIEL KALUUYA
    EDDIE MURPHY
    LAKEITH STANFIELD
     
    YOUNGSTARS AWARD
    ALEX R. HIBBERT
    ETHAN HUTCHISON
    LONNIE CHAVIS
    MARSAI MARTIN
    MICHAEL EPPS
    STORM REID
     
    SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
    A’JA WILSON
    CANDACE PARKER
    CLARESSA SHIELDS
    NAOMI OSAKA
    SERENA WILLIAMS
    SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH
     
    SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
    KYRIE IRVING
    LEBRON JAMES
    PATRICK MAHOMES
    RUSSELL WESTBROOK
    RUSSELL WILSON
    STEPHEN CURRY

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    Billboard Music Awards Winners

    The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.

    Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data. This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020 through Apr

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    The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.

    Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data. This year’s awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2021. Fan-voted categories this year include top social artist and top collaboration.

    The Billboard Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC. MRC and Penske Media are co-parent companies of Billboard.

    Originally posted April 30. Edited May 23

    Top Artist
    Drake
    Juice WRLD
    Pop Smoke
    Taylor Swift
    The Weeknd

    Top New Artist
    Gabby Barrett
    Doja Cat
    Jack Harlow
    Pop Smoke
    Rod Wave

    Top Male Artist
    Drake
    Juice WRLD
    Lil Baby
    Pop Smoke
    The Weeknd

    Top Female Artist
    Billie Eilish
    Ariana Grande
    Dua Lipa
    Megan Thee Stallion
    Taylor Swift

    Top Duo/Group
    AC/DC
    AJR
    BTS
    Dan + Shay
    Maroon 5

    Top Billboard 200 Artist
    Drake
    Juice WRLD
    Pop Smoke
    Post Malone
    Taylor Swift

    Top Hot 100 Artist
    DaBaby
    Drake
    Dua Lipa
    Pop Smoke
    The Weeknd

    Top Streaming Songs Artist
    DaBaby
    Drake
    Lil Baby
    Pop Smoke
    The Weeknd

    Top Song Sales Artist
    Justin Bieber
    BTS
    Megan Thee Stallion
    Morgan Wallen
    The Weeknd

    Top Radio Songs Artist
    Justin Bieber
    Lewis Capaldi
    Dua Lipa
    Harry Styles
    The Weeknd

    Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)
    BLACKPINK
    BTS
    Ariana Grande
    SB19
    Seventeen

    Top R&B Artist
    Jhené Aiko
    Justin Bieber
    Chris Brown
    Doja Cat
    The Weeknd

    Top R&B Male Artist
    Justin Bieber
    Chris Brown
    The Weeknd

    Top R&B Female Artist
    Jhené Aiko
    Doja Cat
    SZA

    Top Rap Artist
    DaBaby
    Drake
    Juice WRLD
    Lil Baby
    Pop Smoke

    Top Rap Male Artist
    Juice WRLD
    Lil Baby
    Pop Smoke

    Top Rap Female Artist
    Cardi B
    Megan Thee Stallion
    Saweetie

    Top R&B Song
    Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R., “B.S.”
    Justin Bieber ft. Quavo, “Intentions”
    Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
    Doja Cat, “Say So”
    The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

    Top Rap Song
    24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
    DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
    Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”
    Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”

    Top Billboard 200 Album
    Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
    Lil Baby, My Turn
    Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
    Taylor Swift, folklore
    The Weeknd, After Hours

    Top R&B Album
    Jhené Aiko, Chilombo
    Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B
    Doja Cat, Hot Pink
    Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
    The Weeknd, After Hours

    Top Rap Album
    DaBaby, Blame It On Baby
    Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
    Lil Baby, My Turn
    Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
    Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

    Top Country Album
    Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
    Sam Hunt, Southside
    Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
    Carrie Underwood, My Gift
    Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album

    Top Rock Album
    AC/DC, Power Up
    Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
    Glass Animals, Dreamland
    Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall
    Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

    Top Latin Album
    Anuel AA, Emmanuel
    Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
    Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
    Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG
    J Balvin, Colores

    Top Dance/Electronic Album
    DJ Snake, Carte Blanche
    Gryffin, Gravity
    Kygo, Golden Hour
    Lady Gaga, Chromatica
    Kylie Minogue, Disco

    Top Christian Album
    Bethel Music, Peace
    Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens
    Carrie Underwood, My Gift
    We The Kingdom, Holy Water
    Zach Williams, Rescue Story

    Top Gospel Album
    Koryn Hawthorne, I AM
    Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman
    Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1
    Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
    Kierra Sheard, Kierra

    Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar
    24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
    Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
    Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
    DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
    The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

    Top Streaming Song
    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
    DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
    Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
    Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”
    The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

    Top Selling Song
    Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
    BTS, “Dynamite”
    Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
    Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
    The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

    Top Radio Song
    Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
    Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
    Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
    Harry Styles, “Adore You”
    The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

    Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)
    24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
    Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
    Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
    DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
    Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”

    Top Country Artist
    Gabby Barrett
    Kane Brown
    Luke Combs
    Chris Stapleton
    Morgan Wallen

    Top Country Male Artist
    Luke Combs
    Chris Stapleton
    Morgan Wallen

    Top Country Female Artist
    Gabby Barrett

    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    Top Country Duo/Group
    Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    Maddie & Tae

    Top Rock Artist
    AC/DC
    AJR
    Five Finger Death Punch
    Machine Gun Kelly
    twenty one pilots

    Top Latin Artist
    Anuel AA
    Bad Bunny
    J Balvin
    Maluma
    Ozuna

    Top Latin Male Artist
    Bad Bunny

    J Balvin
    Ozuna

    Top Latin Female Artist
    Becky G
    Karol G
    Rosalía

    Top Latin Duo/Group
    Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
    Eslabón Armado
    Los Dos Carnales

    Top Dance/Electronic Artist
    The Chainsmokers
    Kygo
    Lady Gaga
    Marshmello
    Surf Mesa

    Top Christian Artist
    Casting Crowns
    Elevation Worship
    for KING & COUNTRY
    Carrie Underwood
    Zach Williams

    Top Gospel Artist
    Kirk Franklin
    Koryn Hawthorne
    Tasha Cobbs Leonard
    Maverick City Music
    Kanye West

    Top Country Song
    Jason Aldean, “Got What I Got”
    Gabby Barrett, “I Hope”
    Lee Brice, “One of Them Girls”
    Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You”
    Morgan Wallen, “More Than My Hometown”

    Top Rock Song
    AJR, “Bang!”

    All Time Low ft. blackbear, “Monsters”
    Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
    Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear, “my ex’s best friend”
    twenty one pilots, “Level of Concern”

    Top Latin Song
    Bad Bunny, “Yo Perreo Sola”
    Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti”
    Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
    Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”
    Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers, “Caramelo”

    Top Dance/Electronic Song
    Lady Gaga, “Stupid Love”
    Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me”
    SAINt JHN, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)”
    Surf Mesa ft. Emilee, “ily (i love you baby)”
    Topic & A7S, “Breaking Me”

    Top Christian Song
    Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens”

    for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly, “TOGETHER”
    Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship, “The Blessing (Live)”
    Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson, “Famous For (I Believe)”
    Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”

    Top Gospel Song
    Koryn Hawthorne, “Speak To Me”
    Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, “Movin’ On”
    Marvin Sapp, “Thank You For It All”
    Tye Tribbett, “We Gon’ Be Alright”
    Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, “Wash Us In The Blood”

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    Willie From The Drive releases ‘ I Don’t Know ‘

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    Rising rap star Willie From The Drive is back and better than ever with  his remix to Lil Durk’s single ‘I Don’t Know’. The Hempstead, Long Island native who sites 2pac , Lil Wayne , Fabolous  , 50 Cent , Drake and Lil Bibby has truly taken his time to perfect his craft over the years. Within time he created a buzz for himself in NYC with his freestyles and  mixtapes ‘ Songs I Cried To’ and ‘Section 8’ but now he’s ready to take things to another level. With Covid 19 slowing things down over the past year , he chose not to just sit around and wait for things to happen. He took matters into his own hands and hit the studio to work on upcoming mixtape ‘Till My Casket Drop’ . The highly anticipated project  which features production from Hugo Black, Midas x Hollywood Bangers and Gibbo is set to drop this summer ,  but while you patiently wait  for it get into his latest freestyle below.

    Follow him on Instagram @WillieFromTheDrive 

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