If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. Harry Styles announced his new album, Koffee released her long-awaited album Gifted and Kid Cudi confirmed his new Netflix movie—this is what you missed this week.
Cardi B Joins Summer Walker & SZA on “No Love” (Extended)
It’s a good day to be in your feels—going through a breakup? Still mad at your ex? Having a sad girl spring day? Just stream the new “No Love” (Extended) and you’ll really be in your feels but isn’t that the best way to listen to any SZA or Summer Walker song? Cardi B jumped on the extended version adding a verse to the already immaculate “No Love” song by SZA and Summer Walker. Cardi B’s addition shows versatility, going for a more melodic R&B cadence than her usual spitfire rap. The music video is ethereal, dreamy, and a good reminder that you should be feeling yourself while telling whoever hurt you “I got no more love, this time I’m done with that”. I have no notes for this all-star trio.
Koffee Blesses Us With Debut Album ‘Gifted’
After releasing her Grammy award-winning EP Rapture in 2019, Koffee took her time to work on new music and the wait is finally over. Gifted is the Jamaican star’s debut album, featuring the previously released singles “West Indies”, “Lockdown” and the JAE5 produced “Pull Up”. Spanning 10 tracks with no features, the album continues to demonstrate Koffee’s unique ability to reshape and modernize the genre of reggae. The opening track “X10” is a nod to traditional reggae sampling the opening guitar line of Bob Marley’s “Redemption” paired with Koffee’s contemporary and unique flair. She also contributed to the production of the album fusing reggae with afrobeats, lover’s rock, and dancehall.
Kid Cudi Directing and Starring in New Netflix Movie Teddy
Kid Cudi’s film career continues announcing this week that he’ll be making his directorial debut with a film called Teddy. The Netflix movie will not only star Cudi but also be co-produced by Jay-Z. The movie is extremely personal to Cudi, based on a story he started writing in 2013. “If I could sum up what the movie is about in one sentence, I’d say this: It’s as if I took the song “Pursuit of Happiness” and wrote a movie about it,” Cudi said in a statement announcing the album. He also added that the movie has a lot of his own personal struggles documented in it and he knows it’ll help people in the same way his music does. I’m not crying, you’re crying. Read the full statement here and Cudi fans don’t have to wait until Teddy’s release to see the artist on the big screen. He also starred in A24’s new horror film X which is currently in theatres and he’ll be starring in Brittany Snow’s new feature film September 17th.
Harry Styles Announces New Album ‘Harry’s House’
Harry Styles fans this week were screaming, crying, throwing up, or all of the above when he finally confirmed his new album Harry’s House and the release date of May 20th. Insert Titanic “it’s been 84 years” meme here (it’s actually been three years since Styles’ last album but it’s felt like 84). The new album is set to have 13 songs, none of the album’s singles have been released yet but it’s very likely we’ll get to hear something before the May release date. Fans will have to hold out with just the minute-long album trailer for now.
NIGO Releases New Album ft. Pusha-T, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator & More
Since Nigo’s debut at Paris Fashion Week as the artistic director of Kenzo, he’s been teasing his new album playing unreleased songs featuring Pusha T, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, and Kid Cudi. I Know NIGO is finally here and the features are everything fans hoped for and then some. The aforementioned artists are on the album along with the late Pop Smoke, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Ferg, Clipse, and Terriyaki Boyz. It’s been two decades since Nigo released music but lest we forget he’s been ingrained in hip-hop culture for much longer than some of the artists featured on his album. Nigo worked closely with Steven Victor to bring the album together and Pharell executive produced it. Also, Billionaire Boys Club collaborated with Human Made for a celebratory merch capsule of tees and hoodies—it’s already sold out online but you can be sure to find it on StockX or Grailed soon.