Fax Gate: Aretha Franklin Says She Was Not Whitney Houston's Godmother

Aretha Franklin is not here for any rewrites of history, even those including Whitney Houston. She recently proved this when she faxed, yes faxed, the associated press a letter claiming that she was not Whitney Houston's godmother and Dionne Warwick was a liar and a snake.

Summer Playlist: The Yellowboy Chronicles By Mr. Bouvier

Ever wonder what it would sound like if Leela James and Tank had a R&B love child and that child could sang?  You would get Mr. Bouvier and his debut album The Yellowboy Chonicles.  There are a number of reasons he's on our summer playlist, 9 to be exact.

We've been bumping this since it debuted back in January and if you haven't given it a listen you're truly living beneath your rights.  

Favorite Track: Sex With My Ex 

Frank Ocean Releases New Track "Lens"

The King of surprise releases is back with another one just days after releasing a new track with Jay Z.  Readily available on Apple Music, with Travis Scott’s remix remaining on SoundCloud for the time being, “Lens,” is a somber, slow-paced song, with the majority of its backing beat being kept to a bare minimum, allowing for Ocean’s distinctive vocals to dominate in an all too familiar fashion.

Enjoy the tracks below.

Nicki Minaj Drops Video For "No Frauds" With Drake and Lil Wayne

NIcki Minaj has finally released the video to her Remy Ma diss response "No Frauds" featuring Drake and Lil Wayne.  This is probably one of Nicki's most visually pleasing videos to date and it looks like they spared no expense.  Also in tow are Drake and Lil Wayne making this a mini Cash Money Young Money reunion.  

Currently its only streaming on Tidal so go ahead and hop on that free trail.  

Kendrick Finally Drops DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar has finally dropped his much anticipated DAMN., his fourth studio album, on streaming services shortly after midnight on the east coast Friday, hours after it leaked online and about an hour after pre-orders popped up on his fans' phones.

DAMN. follows To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) and good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012), both pieces so ambitious and varied, richly envisioned and perfectly executed that Lamar could have retired a legend based on them alone. Expectations are justifiably high. Oh, and... U2? (Yes, U2.)

Mykki Blanco Explores HIV Stimgma In New Video Hideaway

Rapper, performance artist, and activist Mykki Blanco released her debut studio album, 'Mykki,' in late 2016. Now, in collaboration with director Daisy Zhou, she's turning a standout track, "Hideaway," into an artful examination of the effect of HIV stigma on romantic partnerships on the occasion of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. 

Jam Of The Week: Rico Escabar's "Ricky and Clyde" Puts Gay Twist On Old Song

Rico Escobar's 'Ricky and Clyde' proves all you need in this life of sin, is someone who'll be down for you regardless of their gender.  We're thinkging this is going to be our new summer jam, the beat goes hard, Rico has bars,  and his story telling really paints a picture of what life is like for Ricky and Clyde.  Give it a listen below and be sure to check out more or Rico's music here: https://soundcloud.com/TheRicoEscobar

Chris Brown and Lil Wayne Being Investigated By Feds In Narcotics Trial

Lil Wayne and Chris Brown may be headed back to court after getting caught up in a federal investigation into Producer Harrison Garcia's drug activities. 

TMZ Reports: 

Chris Brown and Lil Wayne are now reportedly targets of a federal drug investigation involving thousands of dollars of narcotics, including lean.

The probe was triggered by a criminal drug trial involving Miami music producer Harrison Garcia who allegedly sent texts to people acknowledging and even bragging he sold drugs to the 2 rappers.  

Migos Say They Would Play At A Gay Venue If The Money Was Right

TMZ recently caught up with the Migos to get clarification on remarks they made in an interview with Rolling Stone where they said Mannoken lost his credibility as a rapper because he was gay.  They later backtracked after the interview was released and said their words were taken out of context. In the interview below they say they have no problem with the LGBT community and would be willing to play a gay venue if the money was right.  

Take a look.

Supa Cindy Presents: 'We Coming' Hip Hop Cypher Featuring Miama LGBTQ Rappers

99 JAMZ Radio Personality Supa Cindy has released a new music video highlighting Miami’s finest rappers for an LGBTQ edition of her Miami Cypher series titled “We Coming.” The cypher music video showcases rappers: Bobby Lytes, Jazzy (Warehouse Music Group), Trap God, and Chyna J, who drop bars over a bass-heavy track produced by Blasian Beats.