There have been so many more releases of new music from the likes of Teyana Taylor, J.Cole, Noname, Black Eyed Peas and the list just goes on.
Teyana Taylor released her third record on June 19th simply called ‘The Album’ with 23 songs. It features guest appearances from Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, and Erykah Badu.
There are moments of the music where love, scorn, sex, and heartache can be felt on ‘The Album’, and of course show-stopping collaborations. Taylor has been getting a lot of attention –
Taylor has been very pleased with the outcome of her latest music album and has been receiving a lot of support from her partners and family –
Taylor has not only been promoting her own music album but as well as ‘Ungodly Hour’ by Chloe x Halle and ‘Bigger Love’ by John Legend, using the hashtag #blackexcellence, as well as in light of Juneteenth.
J.Cole and Noname have both used their music to reflect and speak up about social issues and encourage positive activism in the Black community.
It is said that ‘Snow On Tha Bluff’ by J.Cole contained ‘hidden’ critiques of Noname’s social media politics, in a way that was not overly harsh but still led others to take offense to and stand up for Noname.
Though fans are still sticking up for J.Cole as well –
Why give her clout bro, you said what you said. Instead of the people who were supposed to hear it. All the sensitives ones did. And tbh bro some never heard a second of snow on tha bluff, they just formed their opinion off what others sheeps retweeting.
— kami (@jishu_milo) June 18, 2020
Noname returned to serve a new song titled ‘Song 33’, in which she raps about the deaths of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau and asks why J. Cole’s focus is on herself rather than the greater problems that are at hand.
Both songs are getting a lot of attention. Hopefully, the music lyrics bring a deeper analysis and wider discussion on the topic, instead of it causing problems between musicians and fans which currently seems to be taking place over social media due to J.Cole tweeting Noname’s release of her song that answered back to his.
Cole giving you the attention you craving. that’s a King 👑 https://t.co/6iygyma3iB
— .ひ (@thearmah_) June 18, 2020
The last time the Black Eyed Peas issued a proper music album was in 2010 when Fergie was still a member, they were known as the biggest pop group on the planet.
‘Translation’ is the eighth studio album by American musical group Black Eyed Peas. It was released on June 19th, 2020 through Epic. The album features guest appearances from Shakira, J Balvin, Ozuna, Maluma, Nicky Jam, Tyga, El Alfa, Piso 21, Becky G, and French Montana.
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This album was a true labor of love. We spent many sleepless nights and days in the studio trying to craft a project that unified the global sounds of today. We truly hope this album brings you a little joy, happiness, and good vibes during these dark, uncertain times. Light is love, and love is: empathy, understanding, appreciation & collaboration… This is TRANSLATION 🌎 Thank you to @jbalvin, @maluma, @ozuna, @shakira, @nickyjam, and to all of our collaborators for welcoming us into your world with open arms, and for allowing us to contribute to Latin culture. Big love to our @epicrecords fam and to all of our #peabodies for the continuous support ❤️ #BEPTranslation out now on all platforms.
To celebrate the record’s arrival they will have full-scale television takeover. On June 24th, they start off the day by performing on ABC’s Good Morning America “Summer Concert Series” and close off the night with a performance on CBS’s Late Late Show Starring James Corden. They will also ring in Independence Day by taking the stage at Macy’s 4th of July Special on NBC.
These are many other musicians who have released more music recently like ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ by Bob Dylan, ‘Goldmine’ by Gabby Barrett, ‘Perfect Way to Die’ by Alicia Keys, ‘Lockdown’ by Anderson .Paak and many more.