British singer Tulisa is getting the party started right with her summertime video ‘Live It up’ featuring Young Money rapper Tyga. The song, produced by hitmaker Rico Love, will hit the iTunes store on Sept. 9.
Veteran G-Funk producer Warren G pays homage to his late friend Nate Dogg with his new video ‘Party We Will Throw Now.’ The clip was released on Aug. 19 on what would have been the late crooner’s 43rd birthday.
With all of these magazinecovers you would think that Azealia Banks is releasing her debut album real soon. Sadly, that’s not the case. The pop vixen announced on Twitter that she will release her new LP ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’ in the first quarter of 2013.
Kids do the darnest things. For the school-aged rap group Y.N. Rich Kids, they have created a viral hit with their video ‘Hot Cheetos and Takis.’ The song is the collective’s junk-food anthem for their favorite corner-store snack
Azealia Banks maybe pop music’s newest “It” girl, but the young superstar had it rough growing up in New York. In her recent cover story for Dazed & Confused magazine, the ’212′ rapper opens up about her abusive childhood.
When Chris Brown is not making ladies swoon, he is hard at work with his new apparel line for his lifestyle brand Mechanical Dummy. The entrepreneurial crooner recently unveiled his new line of activewear from his budding clothing entity.
We haven’t heard much from Chris Brown since the release of his ‘Fortune’ album. On Friday (Aug. 17), an unfinished track called ‘Bombs Away’ was leaked online. The song is your typical dance-floor burner that Breezy is known for, but with a little dancehall flavor in the mix.
It looks like 2 Chainz is set to have his first No. 1 as his album. ‘Based On a T.R.U. Story is on track to sell over 130,000 copies this week according to Billboard. But the Atlanta rapper says his newfound success is bittersweet because his father died just weeks before the album hit stores.
Sean Kingston is back with a new song as part of his new weekly music series “Feed the Streets,” in which he drops new music every Thursday. To help kick off his series, he grabs fellow yardie Busta Rhymes for the song ‘How We Survive.’
You could say that T.I.‘s rise in the rap game is a true rags to riches story. So for his latest visual for ‘Go Get It,’ the self-proclaimed King of the South gives viewers a contrast between the opulent life he’s living now to the ‘hood life he once lived before.
Beyonce‘s camp released a list of the R&B queen’s charitable contributions to the media in response to Harry Belafonte’s criticism that she and her hubby, Jay-Z, are not socially responsible. An e-mail was sent to the Wall Street Journal, which contained “an abbreviated list of the unselfish work Beyonce has done and continues to do.”
Jay-Z‘s star-studded Made in America music festival reportedly will get the big-screen treatment. The rap mogul has teamed up with ad executive Steve Stoute, producer Brian Grazer and director Ron Howard to create a concert film about the festival, which takes place in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and 2.
Chris Brown and Drake are being sued by W.i.P. nightclub for $16 million stemming from their champagne-throwing brawl in June, which left several people injured. Greenhouse, owners of the popular New York club, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday (Aug. 15) in Manhattan Supreme Court, according to the New York Daily News.
The estate of Michael Jackson has unveiled the track listing to its ‘Bad 25′ anniversary deluxe box set. The three-CD plus DVD collection, which arrives in stores on Sept. 18, is in commemoration of the original album’s release 25 years ago in 1987.
Alicia Keys is feeling hot! Hot! Hot! The R&B songbird took to her blog on Tuesday (Aug. 14) to announce the title of her new album, which is called ‘Girl on Fire.’ In her open letter to her fans, a rejuvenated Keys says she’s locked in the studio creating songs that are powerful, soulful, honest and brave.
Rick Ross talks of living the extravagant life on his songs and with his new video for ‘Amsterdam,’ the “Berry Gordy to the streets” shows off his luxury mansion and big-boy toys that only the rich could afford. The visuals come courtesy of DRE Films who have been helming some of Ross’ previous clips including the collage-themed video for ‘3 Kings.’
DJ Khaled gives us a two for one special with video for ‘I Wish You Would / Cold’ featuring Kanye West and Rick Ross. Directed by Hype Williams, the six-minute-long clip will make you dizzy because of the very, very shaky camera shots of Khaled, Yeezy and Rozay in a brick-layered tunnel.
We all know that rappers B.o.B and Nicki Minaj have crazy skills on the mic, but the duo are taking it to the next level in their video for ‘Out of My Mind.’ The song is one of the standout tracks on Bobby Ray’s second LP ‘Strange Clouds.’
It looks liked Kid Cudi is back on his rap grind with his just-released track ‘Just What Iam.’ It’s a personal track of sorts with longtime collaborator King Chip (aka Chip Tha Ripper) chipping in (excuse the pun) with a dope guest verse.
Forget about Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, DJ Khaled and Rick Ross are the real men in black. The two Miami rappers are gracing the cover of the latest issue of RESPECT. magazine. The cover line reads, “Miami Heat: Hits, Hard Work & The Hunger For More.”
Contrary to previous reports, Missy Elliott and Timbaland are not involved in the posthumous Aaliyah album. Missy and Timbo’s manager issued a press release (via Billboard), stating they “will not be participating” on the Drake and Noah “40″ Shebib executive-produced project.
50 Cent is known for being honest, but he may have been a too forthcoming with his comments about hip-hop’s newest “It” couple — Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The hip-hop toughie gave an interview with XXL Magazine and offered his opinion about KimYe.
Not only is Azealia Banks a controversial figure in the social-networking community, she also is raising eyebrows overseas with a risqué Dazed & Confused magazine cover. According to the U.K.’s The Telegraph, the mag’s August issue has been banned in seven different countries.
Kanye West and his perfect, um, girlfriend Kim Kardashian was spotted in Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu, engaging in their daily exercise of walking together. The couple were dressed all in black and sweating it out on the tropical island.
It seems like everyone knows about the upcoming posthumous Aaliyah album … except for Missy Elliott. The veteran rapper who has collaborated with the late songbird seems to be out of the loop when it comes to the project that Drake and his producer Noah “40″ Shebib are co-executive producing.
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