*Billboard magazine’s latest cover girl Azealia Banks actually said out loud that she would love to have sex with President Barack Obama…only she said it a different way.
“He’s so fine,” she gushed. “Those big-ass white teeth and ears hanging off his head? I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I want to f—k the president.'”
The bisexual rapper went on to describe what other types of men she likes.
“I love security guards. They’re these big meathead bald white guys with blue eyes,” she said. “I want a really smart man, who has a lot of silly jokes and stuff. I have to tone it down if I want to get that.”
The 23-year-old NYC native also claimed earlier this month that older men “smell better.” (POTUS is 30 years her senior.) “I love older men,” she said in Playboy’s April 2015 issue. “Young guys, they may skip a shower and s—t like that.”
Banks says she does have standards when it comes to how soon she’s willing to give it up.
“I should be getting d-k all the time. I like to f—k,” she told the mag, laughing. “But I can’t just meet a guy and f—k him. I’m too afraid of getting herpes or some s—t. I like to feel them out, and then I start talking about my black female problems, and we get into a conversation about race, and then we disagree and don’t have another date.”
She quipped: “Whatever. I’ll just hang out with my mother.”
Common Announces New Project Out Oct 30, New Track Used in Michelle Obama Initiative
*Today, Common announces the release of his new project, A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1, out Friday, October 30, through Loma Vista Recordings.
This instant hip hop classic and call to action from the modern-day renaissance man – a GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Oscar-winning artist, activist, actor, and two time New York Times Bestselling author – features seven new songs and two new interludes that catch Common at a new prime in his career. With a core band that includes Robert Glasper (keys), Karriem Riggins (drums), Burniss Travis (bass), Isaiah Sharkey (guitar), and PJ (vocals), plus features from Black Thought and Lenny Kravitz, A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 is music meant to “uplift, heal, and inspire listeners dealing with racial injustices as well as other social injustices,” says Common.
He continues: “A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 is affirmation. It’s recognition. It’s elevation. It’s music to go with a movement. Because the truth is, there is still so much work to do. Regardless of the outcome of the election, we need to make sure things do not return to the status quo. The intention of the music is to channel all of our pain and outrage into something productive, inspirational, and good. It’s to help lead a movement into our next phase of the work to be done.”
Our first taste of the project comes with the new single “Say Peace.” This shape-shifting sonic shuffle finds Common trading bars with Black Thought and PJ, as the music mirrors the illusory search for peace that we all pursue. On the new song, Common simply says: “I found my peace, my peace through making these albums.”
Common will perform the new single, joined by Black Thought and PJ, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on November 4th, the night after the U.S. presidential election.
As part of Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” initiative, Michelle is currently featuring another track from the forthcoming Common project – “A Place In This World.” Check out the special shoutout from the former First Lady here: https://bit.ly/2HFI8KB
A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1’s cover art is based on photography by Ghanaian photographer and artist Derrick Boateng. The collection will be accompanied by a full-length listening film directed by Mark Leibowitz and featuring Common’s full band performing in colorful, vibrant environments inspired by Boateng’s photographs.
To celebrate his new project, on Friday, October 30, Common will be hosting an album listening experience on his Youtube channel. Stay tuned for more details: https://www.youtube.com/thinkcommon
Common performed tracks from A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 last weekend as part of Afropunk’s virtual festival Planet Afropunk 2020. Stay tuned for more from Common throughout the rest of 2020.
A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 Tracklist:
Say Peace (feat. Black Thought)
What Do You Say (Move It Baby)
A Place In This World
A Riot In My Mind (feat. Lenny Kravitz)
Don’t Forget Who You Are
Common is the modern renaissance man — a GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Oscar-winning artist, activist, actor, and two time New York Times Bestselling author. A Beautiful Revolution Pt 1 follows his “exquisite” (People) 2019 album, Let Love, which Stereogum called “one of his most personal, raw collections.”
More Praise For Common and Let Love
“Fluid, deceptively intricate…[Common] has never been more open.” — AllMusic
“The universally recognized master lyricist is back…A very personal exploration of Common’s relationship with love.” — KCRW
“Meticulous storytelling… Common approaches the ideas of light and hope with a more realistic outlook, producing a record that effectively touches every listener.”— Hypebeast
“Sonically, the album is a time capsule of the greatest moments in black music history. Lyrically, it’s hard-hitting reality about the present day…a captivating tale about using love as a weapon to overcome.” — Exclaim
“It couldn’t be more timely.” — The Independent UK
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Will Downing to Release New Single ‘So Many Good Die Young’ on Nov. 11
*Garnering acclaim as an unwavering artist who “bares his soul,” Will Downing is sharing another piece of himself with the release of “So Many Good Die Young,” set to drop on November 11, 2020.
“So Many Good Die Young” was co-written and co-produced by Will Downing and Randy Bowland.
The song touches the soul and make you stop and think. It’s a celebration of life and memories of loved ones who will forever remain in our hearts.
The powerful video montage for the track featuring Kobe & Gigi Bryant, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Aaliyah, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Chadwick Boseman is a ‘must-experience,’ and serves as a testament to those who knew them, loved them and were deeply affected by the work that will forever defined their legacies.
“We were moved to write “So Many Good Die Young,” as a witness to history. The passing of Chadwick Boseman prompted Randy Bowland to start writing the song. So, moved by the loss of this iconic figure got me thinking visually about others who suffered the same fate (hence the video). I believe the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to use their voice to speak to issues and stories that move us,” Will Downing says.
With a career that spans 32 years in the music business and 23 albums to his credit, the smooth baritone and distinctive vibrato is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time.
Known as The Prince of Sophisticated Soul, his repertoire consists of signature interpretations of R&B classics like “I Go Crazy”, “Wishing On A Star” and “I Try”, with original hits “A Million Ways”, “Sorry I” and the show-stopping duet with Rachelle Ferrell, “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This.”
Will Downing’s emotional track is just another shining example of the incredible songwriter he is.
“So Many Good Die Young,” along with its moving video to honor the release is a ‘stand out’ tribute masterpiece and for sure to be a classic.”
For all things Will Downing, visit https://www.willdowning.com/
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Sammie Talks Hosting HBCU Virtual Event ‘We Are The Culture’
*Urban One kicked off their exclusive virtual HBCU experience called One Yard. Bringing HBCU students, alumni, and fans a month to remember. With celebs such as Sammie, Lance Gross, and Keisha Knight Pulliam celebrating being black, young, and gifted.
EURweb correspondent Monique Loveless caught up with Sammie to talk to him about hosting One Yard’s Battle of the Beats, his new candle collection, and the new music he’s working on.
“We’re so powerful. We’re so excellent. We are the culture. We are the swagger. We are the epitome of I feel godliness.” Sammie says, “When I graduated high school I was if I didn’t return back to the music business, going to attend FAMU,” He goes on, “It’s always been a part of me to just keep that alive and to keep that energy going. So it’s imperative and I’m happy to be a part.”
It has always been HBCU’s culture to take pride and celebrate homecoming. One Yard is a platform that embraces technology and innovation to ensure that audiences are able to enjoy the myriad experiences that Black Colleges and Universities offer wherever they are. Throughout this experience, guests will be hosted by HBCU alumni all-time favorite celebrities and influencers, to bring them these exclusive events.
“Yes, a homecoming ordeal is a big deal. This is like huge, you know what I’m saying?” The singer goes on, “I don’t get excited about a lot of things. That’s the emotion that I kind of lack. But I am excited to be a part of this because I missed out on the college experience.”
I’m pretty sure this isn’t the only thing the Friend’s Zone singer is excited about. As he has officially become a business owner, opening his very first candle store in Conners, Georgia called Simply Naked Candles. He is also releasing his sixth studio album in 2021 called Sunset. In the meantime, while you’re waiting on his next album, grab your Simply Naked Candles and check out him hosting One Yard.
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