Kanye West's DONDA Album Anniversary
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by Sophia Lewis
2y ago
On June 30, 2020, West released the single, titled "Wash Us in the Blood", featuring fellow American rapper and singer Travis Scott, along with the music video, which serves as the lead single from his tenth studio album Donda, and draws similarities to the sound of his 2013 album Yeezus. However, in September 2020, West stated that he would not be releasing any further music until he is "done with [his] contract with Sony and Universal" in a Twitter rant about record company contracts, payments towards artists and musicians, and the topic of ownership of their masters. On October 16, he rele ..read more
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Da Brat's Unrestricted Album Anniversary
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by Sophia Lewis
2y ago
In early 2000, Da Brat released her third full-length album Unrestricted, which produced successful singles “That’s What I’m Looking For” and “What Chu Like”, featuring soul singer, Tyrese. The album was not well received compared to Brat’s earlier work. However, the new album and new millennium did inspire an image makeover for Da Brat. Abandoning her “gangsta” persona, she decided to follow the trend in popular music and attempted to add to her sex appeal; the video for “What Chu Like” featured Da Brat and Tyrese rolling around naked on a beach. Read more about Da Brat here ..read more
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Lupe Fiasco's Lasers Album Anniversary
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by Sophia Lewis
2y ago
The first single from "Lasers" was released in the fourth quarter of 2010 titled "The Show Goes On". It debuted at number 57 on Hot 100 and continued to climb to number 39 up until the album's released on March of 2011. Read more about Lupe Fiasco here ..read more
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Chief Keef's Finally Rich Album Anniversary
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by Sophia Lewis
2y ago
In the summer of 2012, Chief Keef was the subject of a bidding war among record labels wishing to sign him, including Young Jeezy's CTE World. While 2012 proved to be a relatively quiet year in terms of his musical output, Chief Keef began the year by signing with Interscope Records. In a separate deal he was promised his own label imprint, Glory Boyz Entertainment (GBE). The deal was worth $6,000,000 over a three album layout, with an additional $440,000 advance to establish GBE. The deal gave Interscope the right to pull out of the contract if Chief Keef's debut album&nb ..read more
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Lupe Fiasco's The Cool Album Anniversary
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by Sophia Lewis
2y ago
He released an album called "The Cool" that proved to be another hit for him through two strong singles called "Dumb It Down" and "Superstar". The latter in particular has been a chart climber since it was released in December 2007. It peaked at number 10 on Billboard Hot 100. In the end of 2007, just after only releasing two studio albums, the rapper came with a shocking news that he was about to end his career in music.  "I'm just wearing down," he said. "I'm never doing mixtapes again, not even Internet ones. My whole energy for making hip-hop music is slowing down. I've bee ..read more
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