‘You’re the Man’ debuts next month in honor of the muic legend’s 80th birthday.
Motown is set to debut a previously unreleased Marvin Gaye album next month, days ahead of what would have been the late soul legend’s 80th birthday. You’re the Man, an album that Gaye recorded more than four decades ago, will officially be released on March 29, NPR reports.
The “socially conscious” project was originally recorded as a follow-up to Gaye’s 1971 platinum LP, What’s Going On. Gaye decided to shelve the album because the lead single didn’t do as well as he expected, and his political views didn’t mesh with that of Motown label boss, Berry Gordy.
Gaye went on to release Trouble Man in 1972 and Let’s Get It On, the following year. He released four more solo albums before he was killed in 1984.
The remastered You’re the Man album features 17-tracks with remixes from Salaam Remi, including the album’s first single, “My Last Chance.” Gaye originally recorded the track as a demo record for What’s Going On. The song eventually appeared on a 2001 Best of Marvin Gaye compilation album.
Though some of the songs from You’re the Man have seen the light of day, this album marks the first time that all of the tracks have been released as a full studio effort.
Listen to “My Last Chance” below.
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She’s Back: Cardi B’s New Single With Bruno Mars Will Drop Friday
Fans of the collaborative duo of Cardi B and Bruno Mars are in for a treat. It was announced on social media that the Grammy-winning “Finesse” musicians will join forces once again, and their new song will drop this Friday (Feb. 15).
“Ok so I’m back from retirement to announce I have a brand new song coming out Friday at midnight with Bruno Mars,” the “Money” MC wrote on her newly-reinstated Instagram account. The cover art features Cardi with the braids and a leather-fringe jacket and short-shorts looking down, while Bruno is looking at the Bronx-bred superstar.
While there are no further details on the song, earlier reports of the collaboration seemed to be incorrect. Page Six reported that the untitled ditty was to be released on Jan. 25, however, it’s clear that due to the musicians’ busy schedules, things changed.
Cardi and Bruno are no strangers to working together. She was a featured artist on the remix of his song “Finesse” off of his album 24K Magic, and she was scheduled to perform with him on tour supporting the 2016 musical effort. However, after giving birth to her daughter in 2018, she pulled out of the joint tour.
We can’t wait to hear what they’ve got cooking up.
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Mystikal Released From Prison On $3 Million Bond In Rape Case
Mystikal has reportedly been released from prison after spending 18 months behind bars for rape charges, TMZ reports. The rapper was let go from a Louisiana prison after posting $3 million for bond.
The money for bond reportedly came from an advance for a new recording deal as well as donations from friends and family, TMZ reports. Mystikal’s attorney, Joel Pearce released a statement to the celebrity news site, suggesting that his client is innocent in the pending case.
“Based on all of the evidence we have, we strongly believe that an amicable resolution is not only possible but probable as an outcome in this case and that Michael Tyler will never be made to return to jail for a crime he didn’t commit,” he said.
As previously reported, Mystikal – born Michael Tyler – was detailed in August 2017 for first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping charges. The rapper has a long history of domestic abuse and sexual battery. In 2004, he was sentenced to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to forcing his hairstylist to perform sex acts on him. He was released in 2010, but was arrested two years later in connection to a domestic dispute. He did another three months for violating his probation.
Drake Thanks Kanye West, Lil Wayne, And More On ‘So Far Gone’ Anniversary
Drake’s breakout mixtape, So Far Gone officially turns 10 today (Feb. 13). The 18-track project is regarded as the kickstart to Drizzy’s explosive career. In celebration of the huge milestone, the OVO artist penned a lengthy note on Instagram thanking all of the producers, features, and artists who contributed to the tape and his career altogether.
Drake particularly made sure to shout out Kanye West and Lil Wayne, both of which played a tremendous role in the early stages of his career. While he acknowledged Kanye’s tweets– which have often targeted him for various reasons such as following Kim Kardashian on Instagram or not answering his calls– he thanked Ye for influencing him and changing the state of the culture.
“@kanyewest, a decade ago I rapped over your beat cause you just made the best shit and even though you stay wildin’ on twitter these days I will never forget what you contributed to the game and my career,” he wrote in the caption.
He later thanked Tunechi for giving him a chance. “@liltunechi , a decade ago you took me out of Toronto and gave me the biggest blessing anybody has ever given me,” he continued. “I will never forget anybody involved in this journey even if you don’t fit in this caption.”
Drake’s note also gave special shoutouts to Trey Songz, whom collaborated on the mixtape’s lead single “Successful,” other featured guests including Omarion and Bun B, as well as Lebron James, Boi-1da, and more.
In addition to saluting his collaborators and supporters, Drake also announced that So Far Gone will be on streaming platforms for the first time ever on Thursday (Feb. 14).
Check out his Instagram post below.
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