Monday, October 23, 2017

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Talib Kweli has announced that he will release his new album, Radio Silence, next month. Take a look at the cover and tracklisting, above, which he released on Instagram.

A Perfect Circle has confirmed they will release their first album in eight years in 2018. No title or other details have been given.

Snoop Dogg will release his second record of the year, Make America Crip Again, next month. Take a look at the cover, below:

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In a new interview with the L.A. Times, SZA has confirmed that she has "eight or so new songs" for a new album. She has also confirmed the rumor to have been working with Mark Ronson and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. “I listen to Stevie Nicks. I love classical jazz. I love folk. I love rap. I love Modest Mouse. I'm making an album with Tame Impala and Mark Ronson,” she said. No word on a release date but this sounds great.

Russell Simmons is developing a movie about hip-hop pioneer T La Rock. The film is said to be based the recent GQ article “The Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend,” which was about how he was attacked, went into a coma, and woke up and didn't know he was a rap superstar. “T La Rock has always been an inspiration to me and many in the Hip Hop community,” Simmons said in a statement. “This is a man who was literally beaten to within an inch of his life at the height of his fame. How he regained his memory and recovered from his coma while being cared for and surrounded by the most unlikely group of therapists and friends is the kind of hope-filled and hopeful true story that will appeal to everyone, whether you love rap music or not.”

Redman spoke to The Combat Jack Show where he discussed working on the late Phife Dawg's sophomore album which is said to be coming out posthumously, however, no exact date or time frame has been given. "I hope they find the right deal for that, and it gets platformed the right way. We can all help push that sh*t and make Phife happy. Because I’d never seen Phife as happy as he was on his last days, seeing me and Busta in a video with him. He was so pleased, and I seen it in his eyes. I could see the pain of what he was goin’ through, as far as what he was goin’ through internally. But he was happy, and he kinda knew. It was at-peace, bruh. That’s what I’m really lookin’ forward to: him releasing that album, so he can really rest in peace the right way," Redman said. "When I tell you this new Phife Dawg album is ridiculous, yo!” Phife Dawg passed away in 2016 and his estate said they would be releasing the record which he was working on, as well as the final Tribe Called Quest record, at the time of his death.