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. Lil Yachty says For All The Dogs has some of the best Drake verses, Rihanna revives Fenty x Puma partnership with the Avanti sneaker, and Teezo Touchdown drops highly anticipated debut album How Do You Sleep At Night?—this is what you missed.
‘For All The Dogs’ Release Date Is Announced & Lil Yachty Says It Has Some Of Drake’s Best Verses
After unveiling his highly-anticipated album’s artwork, designed by his song, Adonis Graham, Drake finally shares the release date for For All The Dogs. The album is due out on September 22nd and follows his 2022 LP Honestly, Nevermind. As Drake continues his tour, bestie Lil Yachty sits down with his friend MitchGoneMad to preemptively give the album praise. “It has the most, I would say like, the most ‘performance’ album he’ll have, as far as like energy,” Lil Yachty says, “I think some of the best Drake verses I have ever heard are on this album. Some of the verses, I’m just like, ‘Bruh, what’s wrong with you?’ People gonna have a lot to say about some of his topics on this album. And I don’t think he does it on purpose. I will say he deals with some controversial things.” Well, now time feels like it’s crawling to September 22.
Teezo Touchdown Releases Debut Album ‘How Do You Sleep At Night?’
Teezo Touchdown’s long-awaited debut album, How Do You Sleep at Night? has finally dropped, featuring 14 tracks and notable collaborations with artists like Isaiah Rusk, Fousheé, and Janelle Monáe. This release comes five years after Teezo’s mixtapes The Example and Cover Boy, during which he built a dedicated fanbase and earned well-deserved recognition for his talent. Teezo’s journey includes a significant feature on Tyler, the Creator’s hit track “RunItUp” and live performances alongside Tyler. He also made impressive appearances in songs with Lil Yachty (“The Ride”), Travis Scott (“Modern Jam”), and Don Toliver (“Luckily I’m Having”), receiving co-signs from artists like Drake, who called Teezo’s music “some of the best music ever.” In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Teezo described his album’s genre as “rock & boom,” blending R&B with the intensity of rock. Despite his fear of asking for collaborations, he explained how Janelle Monáe became a part of the project, with Monáe being the first person to hear the album and contributing her voice to the track “You Thought.” How Do You Sleep At Night? has range—and that’s an understatement—, delivering dramatic highs and lows, and exhibits impressive versatility of sound and emotion.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Are Back With “BONGOS”
CEOs of ass-shaking bangers, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are back with a sizzling new joint titled “Bongos,” accompanied by a vacation-themed music video. Following their 2020 hit collaboration “WAP,” the Latin-infused beats of “Bongos” set the stage for a visually stunning beach getaway, featuring Cardi and Megan in extravagant outfits and vibrant accessories. The song marks Megan’s first release since her 2022 album Traumazine, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Megan’s return to music. Cardi B expressed her delight in collaborating with Megan, emphasizing the dedication they poured into the song and its music video. While Cardi’s last full-length album was Invasion of Privacy in 2018, she recently revealed plans to release solo music soon, following her string of successful collaborations. With Cardi and Megan teaming up once more, “Bongos” is sure to keep the Hot Girl Summer vibes alive.
Rihanna Launches the Avanti Sneaker Reviving Fenty x Puma Partnership
Time to dig up your fuzzy pink Fenty x Puma slides! Okay, maybe not. Rihanna’s fashion collaboration with Puma, Fenty x Puma, is making a triumphant return after a hiatus since 2017. Riri unveiled their comeback with a new sneaker design called the Avanti and expressed how her role as a mom in a new space inspired fresh perspectives and ideas for the relaunch. Fenty x Puma originally made its mark with sneakers and the Avanti release signifies a deliberate return to its roots. This $160 Blokecore-esque hybrid style combines Puma’s King football boot and Easy Rider running shoe, featuring vintage leather uppers, foldable tongues, and gum soles, with sizes also available for kids. The sneakers are set to be globally available starting September 15, with more product launches to hopefully follow.
Olivia Rodrigo Drops Second Studio Album ‘GUTS’
GUTS is a battle cry for young women everywhere, addressing challenges of not being taken seriously—a persisting overwhelming hurdle, even in the year of Barbie! Through 12 songs, Olivia Rodrigo delves into the struggles of love, revenge, and the pressure of social media scrutiny. While her debut album SOUR catapulted her to global fame, GUTS allows her to redefine herself on her own terms. She showcases humor and agency in “bad idea right?”, “get him back!”, and “ballad of a homeschooled girl”, offering unfiltered perspectives on everything from failed relationships and social anxiety. Olivia Rodrigo continues to prove her immense range and versatility as an artist and GUTS emphasizes her self-awareness and poignant voice of cultural commentary.