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JetsonMade Explains Why He Turned Down Rihanna For J. Cole

Producer JetsonMade explains why he opted to work with J. Cole instead of Rihanna.

Many of music’s biggest producers would have possibly sold a kidney to secure a collaboration with Rihanna, but not JetsonMade. The young beatmaker
recently revealed that when the bad gal summoned him, he decided to pass on the opportunity, opting to work with J. Cole instead.

JetsonMade was chatting it up on a recent interview when he made the big reveal.

“I was really supposed to go work with Rihanna. I swear to god, I skipped out on that shit to go work with Cole,” he said before showing love to both parties. “Shout out to Rihanna though, I hope we can get in there. It was more personal. Cole reached out to me personally, I was at this man’s house, like, f**k that, I’m going with this n***a.”

Jetson has been making extensive strides in his career over the last couple of years through his work with DaBaby, having produced the rapper’s breakout single “Suge.” His credits now include the likes of “What’s Poppin,” which featured Jack Harlow, as well as work from Roddy Ricch, Playboi Carti, and Youngboy Never Broke Again.

J. Cole is considered one of the industry’s greatest song writers, and with the release of his latest album only days away, the spotlight is firmly on the “Workout” rapper. Jetson has also been cast into the limelight for his work on Cole’s recent release “Lion King On Ice.”

100% true story lol one of the toughest decisions we had to make. But shoutout to @KingOfQueenz and @JColeNC, go stream Lion King On Ice rn! pic.twitter.com/t7PblSjF8C

— TP (@OGxTP) May 9, 2021

Many have applauded the 23-year-old producers for his recent accomplishment. However, they felt that a RiRi collab would have been more impactful to his career and could possibly help with breaking into the Pop realm. Still, others have hinted that while this means that Rihanna is working on new music and could be releasing her R9 project, it doesn’t guarantee that his production would be selected from the many others on her chopping block.

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— jetsonmade (@jetsonmade) May 11, 2021

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DJ Khaled Reveals “Khaled Khaled” Album Release Date, Tracklist & Artwork

DJ Khaled has released the much-anticipated cover for his upcoming album Khaled Khaled.

The DJ and record producer shared a series of updates on the album, which he says will be ready for release on April 30th. The album cover shows DJ Khaled kneeling on a prayer mat as he faces his son, and his hands are clasped in prayer while his eyes remain closed.

Behind him, on each side, he is flanked by his two sons Asahd and Alaam. The album is Khaled’s 12th album and will be released on his label We The Best Music, Epic, and Roc Nation. He posted on Instagram that the album was 100% done, but it seems that being the perfectionist he is, he wants to push the album to an extra % for his fans.

“This my name. This is my legacy. This my COVER. Time to bring MORE LIGHT…I have ea gift for the world. I can’t wait to share it with you. Let’s talk tomorrow, are you available,” he asked.

“I couldn’t post any pictures of this gift I have for u I had to sign an NDA. One last thing, I know we said 100% but maybe we can get it to 101%. I’m going make one more call for last min magic!” he said.

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While he has not officially released the official talent list for the album, a number of high-profile artists have been teased about having got their “vocals on.” Among them includes Meek Mill, who Khaled teased, “@meekmill vocal is in.” The list also includes Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Drake, Roddy Ricch, Jeremih, Quavo, among others.

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Beyonce Creates Grammy History With Most Wins By A Singer, 28

Beyoncé created history on Sunday night as she became the first woman in history to win a total of 28 Grammys over the span of her illustrious career. Her achievement means that she is now the record holder for the most Grammys by a female artist and also the most Grammys won by a singer.

It was also a special night for her as her firstborn Blue Ivy, who is only nine (9) years old, also won her first Grammy, making her the second-youngest person to win a Grammy award. Blue Ivy, who is Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, won the award for her performance in “Brown Skin Girl,” for which she received writing credit. The song is featured on Beyoncé’s “Lion King: The Gift” album, which was a masterpiece of an album as the artist channeled her creativity into black empowerment and uplifting her ethnicity. Blue Ivy also appears at the end of the song as it closes and croons to the lyrics out.

At the 63rd staging of the show, the “Black is King”, artist led the nominations for this year with a whopping nine (9) nominations haul. She won Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade” cementing her historical 28 Grammy hold, a feat that was previously held by bluegrass artist Alison Krauss. She also won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion, who also won the Best New Artist award.

Billie Eilish took home the biggest prize of the show after winning Record of the Year for “Everything I Wanted.” This is her second time taking home the Record of the Year award. She also won Best Song Written for Visual Media for “No Time to Die,” the theme song for the new upcoming 25th James Bond movie, which is set to release something later in 2021 after having been canceled three times before.

Eilish, though, seems to have felt that Megan Thee Stallion deserved the award for her song “Savage” in collaboration with Beyoncé. She said, “this is really embarrassing for me…you deserve this,” she said to Megan. “You had a year that was unstoppable. You are a queen. I want to cry thinking about how much I love you. You are so beautiful. You are so talented. You deserve everything in the world,” she said.

Eilish’s statement did not appear controversial, but it does lend credence to claims by those snubbed by the Grammys like The Weeknd, who claims that the Grammys is racist and biased against black artists.

A long list of black artists, including The Weeknd, Teyana Taylor, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean, have now boycotted the Grammys for what they perceive to be the Grammy committees being racist. Many felt that Beyonce declining to perform on Sunday night was also part of her non-association with the organization, even as Beyoncé is known as an artist that is becoming a social activist with her music.

Meanwhile, Song of the Year was won by H.E.R for the song “I can’t breathe, and she also won Best R&B song in which she was featured in “Better Than I imagined” by Robert Glasper, which also featured Ndegeocello.

Best R&B Album went to John Legend for “Bigger Love“. The album win is a gold in the pockets of dancehall producer Stephen ‘DiGenuis’ McGregor and Koffee, who won her first Grammy at 19 years old. Both McGregor and Koffee produced two songs on Legend’s album – the title track “Bigger Love” and “Don’t Walk Away” featuring Koffee.

Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift each received six (6) nominations, but it was Swift who stole the show after winning the coveted Album of the Year award. This is her third time holding this award, and she is the first female to hold the Album of the Year award three times.

Kanye West also walked away with a win- having snagged the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for his “Jesus is King,” album.

Burna Boy also showed out with his win for Best Global Music Album for “Twice as Tall.”

The Best Reggae Album Grammy went to Toots and the Maytals.

Beyonce Declined To Perform At The Grammys As The Weeknd Boycott Award Ceremony

Beyonce won’t be performing at the upcoming Grammy’s in spite of the expectations of fans. Beyonce was expected to attend the event even as she dominated the nominations list with a total of seven nominations- the most of all times, a record she now shares with Frank Sinatra.

Megan Thee Stallion had previously said she was hoping to have the superstar perform with her their hit single “Savage.” However, the Recording Academy, which is hosting the Grammy’s this weekend, was unable to get Beyonce on its lineup even though they managed to get some other big names.

Among those headlining the show this weekend are Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Doja Cat, among others.

The Grammy’s is being boycotted by many artists this year for what has been deemed their racist behavior in nominating artists for the top awards. Drake and others like Popcaan, as well as The Weeknd, who was tipped to receive several nominations but were snubbed by the Grammys, have vowed to boycott the event going forward.

While no word has been released from Queen Bey’s camp, it is not farfetched to see how the “Black is King” singer who is conscious of race relations and outspoken against racism might not want to be associated with the Grammy’s.

It’s been reported that she declined the offer to perform. “It’s unfortunate because she’s such a big part of the Recording Academy,” Recording Academy Interim Chief Executive Harvey Mason said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “We absolutely wish we had her onstage.”

It’s not clear why Beyonce declined, and she isn’t the only one who isn’t planning to attend.

Last year The Weeknd, one of the biggest artists, called the Grammy’s corrupt and said he won’t be submitting any more of his music to the organization “because of the secret committees, I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys,” he said.

The Weeknd and other artists have accused the Grammys of using their names and music to seek momentum for their awards show, only to later cut them. The criticisms of the show have been going on for decades, with even the likes of Eminem and Kanye calling the Grammy’s racist and biased, while Nicki Minaj and even Justin Bieber went as far as to call the organization corrupt.

The Weeknd was tipped to pick up awards for his After Hours album, which includes two Hot 100 hits, “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.”