Everyday around the world Black history is being made. The last spotlight of the week is dedicated to Opera singer, Leontyne Price. Black people are the roots of this country and our history has made such an impact on the American culture. This spotlight series was to showcase pacemakers and game changers of yesterday and today. As the month of February comes to a close, we want you to think, how you can do to contribute to black history today. Tomorrow is not promised so make the most of what you have today.
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#SQUEEZEALERT Cardi B New Single Dropping This Week
Okurrrrrrrr! Cardi B teased fans on her Instagram this week, stating she had an announcement to make. Well here it is ! Bardi Gang has been waiting for another single since the hit, WAP took over the airwaves. The new single, UP will drop this Friday. Will this be another banger? Only time will tell. Stay tuned
TREVOR NOAH TO HOST 63RD GRAMMY AWARDS
The Recording Academy and CBS are gearing up for their 63rd Annual Grammy Awards set to air on January 31, 2021. They named the Daily Show host, Trevor Noah as the host of the musical celebration.
The nominees of the prestigious award show will be released shortly and we want you to let us know, who you think should win each category.
BOBBY BROWN JR. PASSES AWAY AT 28
Bobby Brown Jr., son of R & B sensation Bobby Brown was found dead in his Encino, California residence. Police spokesman said, shortly before 2 pm on November 17,2020, authorities were contacted for a medical emergency. So far the reports indicate no foul play as the cause of death and an official autopsy has not been released at this time. The Los Angeles County coroner is heading the investigation. Brown. Jr was only 28 years old.
This is another tragic loss Bobby Sr. has experienced in the past several years. Sadly, he lost his ex-wife, the late great Whitney Houston, followed shortly thereafter by their beloved daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Updates to come as information is provided.
Miss Kai’s Juice sends their condolences to Bobby Brown Jr’s loved ones and friends.
#SQUEEZEALERT: R&B VOCALIST QUEEN NAIJA DROPS DEBUT ALBUM
Songstress Queen Naija released her debut album, missunderstood at midnight. The Detroit native, has given us hit singles like Medicine, Karma, Butterflies and most recently a single off her debut EP, Pack Lite. The new album features 18 records and includes collaborations with artist like Lil Durk, Russ and Jacquees.
- Too Much To Say
- I’m Her ( feat. Kiana Ledé)
- Pack Lite
- Lie To Me ( feat. Lil Durk)
- Dream ( feat. Lucky Daye)
- Love Language
- Without You (feat. Russ)
- Say What You Mean
- Bitter Skit ( feat. Pretty Vee)
- Bitter (feat. Mulatto)
- One Time ( feat. Toosii)
- Five Seconds ( feat. Jacquees)
- Trial and Error
- Butterflies Pt. 2
Not only did the R&B singer debut her album she threw a little album release party accompanied by her boo, Clarence and her two adorable sons.
2020 BET HIP-HOP AWARDS RECAP
Last night on BET, Hip-Hop royalty came out for the annual award show. Master P was the honoree recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award, Megan Thee Stallion was the big winner of the night nabbing 3 awards and the late rapper, Pop Smoke won Best New Hip Hop Artist. See the full list of nominees below:
Hip Hop Artist of the Year : Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Video: Future f/ Drake, “Life Is Good”
Song of the Year“: “The Box” (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze
Hip Hop Album of the Year : Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Best Collaboration : Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix)
Best Duo/Group : Chris Brown and Young Thug
Best New Hip Hop Artist : Pop Smoke
Best Live Performer : Travis Scott
Lyricist of the Year: Rapsody
Video Director of the Year: Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
DJ of the Year: D-Nice
Producer of the Year: Hit-Boy
Hustler of the Year: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Platform. : The Joe Budden Podcast
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse : Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé)
Impact Track: Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Best International Flow : Stormzy (U.K.)
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Not only were there some big wins last night but there were some pretty spicy performances.
Some of the performances were made by, City Girls, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko and Quavo performed a special tribute for Pop Smoke. A special appearance from Senator Kamala Harris was made to stress the importance of HBCUS ( Historically Black Colleges and Universities) . If you missed it tune in and understand why we must continue to attend these prestigious places of higher education. Last but not least we can’t forget to mention the infamous award show cyphers. Some of the cyphers included:
The Ladies First Cypher featuring: H.E.R, Teyana Taylor, Brandy and Erykah Badu.
Straight from the Islands came the Reggae Cypher featuring: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Skip Marley and Shenseea.
The Political Cypher featured: Polo G, Chicka, Jack Harlow, Flawless Real Talk and Rapsody.
The Hot New Crew Cypher included: Adé, Buddy, Flo Milli & Deante Hitchcock.
The 2020 Bar Cyphers featured international artist: P-Kuttah (South Africa), Suspect 95 ( Ivory Coast), Rosa Ree (Tanzania), Elisabeth Ventura (Angola) and Kwesi Arthur (Ghana).
Shoutout to Hip-Hop and it’s creator DJ Kool Herc.
#SQUEEZEALERT: KEYSHIA COLE 8th Studio Album In The Works
Songstress, Keyshia Cole is in the studio working on her new album. There’s no title or tracklist as of yet but fans have been asking for it and the R& B singer says it is on thee way. This will be her 8th studio album. This week, Ray J took to his social media and teased fans with a collaboration snippet with the Oakland native. We cannot wait until this project drops. We are sure it will be JUICY.
KILLER MIKE TO RECEIVE CHANGE MAKER AWARD AT 2020 BILLBOARDS AND MORE
Killer Mike is making some big waves in the news this week. The grammy-award winner will be the first recipient of the Change Maker Award at this years 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The award will be presented by the mayor of Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. and the show will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson.
Many of you know the Atlanta native from his features on Outkast’s album or from his duo with Run the Jewels. Mike won his Grammy from his feature on Outkast’s hit song , “The Whole World“. Not only is Killer Mike a rapper, he is a social-political activist.
The rapper has used his public platform to speak out against social issues, specifically: police brutality, inequality in Black communities and race relations. In addition to his fight for social justice, he also has partnered with his friend, Ryan Glover to create Greenwood.
Greenwood is a new digital bank, that is owned and operated by majority Black and Latino. Their sole mission is to provide banking for communities that are interested in supporting Black-owned businesses. They will specialize in financing Black and Latino entrepreneurs that may face issues obtaining loans from conglomerate bank companies.
#SQUEEZEALERT: TORY LANEZ FACING UP TO 22 YEARS
Daystar Peterson, better know as Tory Lanez has been charged for the Megan Thee Stallion shooting. The world has been trying to figure out what really happened that night between the two superstars. The Canadian native is being charged with: one count of assault with a semiautomatic gun and one count of carrying an unregistered loaded firearm.
Since the shooting, Megan Thee Stallion broke her silence after some time passed and she flat out stated that Tory shot her and his team was covering it up for him by lying to the public. The entire time Lanez kept quiet until a couple of weeks ago, when he tweeted for the first time announcing he was. going to finally speak out. Lanez technically didn’t speak out but instead released a mixtape that he stated told the truths about how he felt and what happened that night. Many former fans and current fans were upset with the timing of the release, because of the need to focus on the Breonna Taylor trial. However, the rapper/singer stated that the release date was set because of the significance of that date to him. We agreed it was not the time during this social climate.
Since July, fans have been in a frenzy picking sides. and commenting all over social media platforms but hopefully, this case will bring the real story and the truth to the light. If convicted, Lanez will face up to 22 years and 8 months in prison.
#SQUEEZEALERT: TREY SONGZ ALBUM DROPS IN 3 DAYS
R&B Heartthrob, Trey Songz is back. His new album, Back Home is dropping in 3 days. He has been teasing fans on social media all week, posting the 22 song track-list and some new photos. The album features some great collaborations that fans should look out for. Can’t wait to hear this album, it’s what the people have been waiting for.
In other news, Songz, recently, revealed to the world the he tested positive for COVID-19. He utilized his social media platforms to bring more awareness to the seriousness of the virus. Great job using your voice for the greater good. Everyone practice social distancing, wear a mask and be kind. Miss Kai’s Juice would like to send prayers out to Trey and we hope he has a speedy recovery.