New Music Friday: Mary J. Blige, French Montana, Young Dolph, and Da Baby
Written by Ken Simmons on January 21, 2022
As Mary J. Blige prepares to perform with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg during the Super Bowl halftime show on February 13, she dropped her new track, “Rent Money” featuring Dave East, on Friday. The mid-tempo groove is the latest release from The Queen of Hip Hop Soul’s 15th solo album, GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS, due out February 11. Mary previously released the title track, and “Amazing” featuring DJ Khaled.
As previously reported, a cinematic trailer for the halftime show, titled “The Call,” dropped Thursday in which the stars drop everything to meet at the site of the big game, Sofi Stadium in Englewood, California, after receiving a call from Dre.
French Montana traveled to Cuba to co-direct the remix video for “FWMGAB” featuring Moneybagg Yo. The rappers engage in a high stakes poker game, and make it rain in a pool full of bikini clad booty shakers. The track is from Montana’s fourth studio album, They Got Amnesia, which dropped on November 19, 2021.
The Paper Route Empire label released the Young Dolph tribute album, Long Live Dolph, an eight-track project dedicated to the memory of the late rapper who was murdered November 17 in Memphis. Opening with Jay Fizzle’s title track, the album features Dolph’s roster of artists: Key Glock, Big Moochie Grape, Kenny Muney, Jay Fizzle, Joddy Badass, Snupe Bandz, Paper Route Woo and Chitana. A posthumous album of unreleased Dolph music, titled Paper Route Frank, will be released later this year.
Finally, Da Baby directed his new “Book It” video, which finds him having fun working as a cook in a diner, and sending a customer out in a coffin.
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