New Music Friday

Two (kind of) surprises were sprung onto the pop music scene this week.

Rihanna‘s will it or will it not be released album Anti, was finally released to the world exclusively through Tidal on Wednesday.  Anticipation has been building since she posted her Antidiary website back in November.  Last year’s collaboration with Kanye and Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds” is not on the album but a 6 1/2 minute cover of Tame Impala‘s “Same Ol’ Mistakes” is as is her current #1 song with Drake “Work

Rihanna "Anti"

Rihanna “Anti”

Thursday marked the 31st birthday for rapper J.Cole and he celebrated by releasing a surprise live album.



And this is how you release music. No advance notice. Just give it to me now.  The album includes 13 tracks recorded live from Cole’s show last fall at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., as featured in the HBO documentary Film Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming. So here you go.


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