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2 Chainz Debuts ‘Wuda Cuda Shuda’ With Lil Boosie
As 2 Chainz prepares for the release of his 'Freebase' mixtape next month, the Georgia native debuts a new track off the effort featuring Lil Boosie, 'Wuda Cuda Shuda.'
Nengo Flow Debuts ‘Donde Llegamos’ Video [EXCLUSIVE]
Rapper Nengo Flow travels through his neighborhood of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the video for 'Donde Llegamos,' premiering exclusively on The Boombox.
Nengo Flow Talks Accomplishments, Goals & More [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
The Bronx will forever be known as hip-hop's birthplace. When DJ Kool Herc began playing that boom bap at 1520 Sedgwick Ave., in 1973, he launched an unstoppable movement. Today, the genre is a global force in which rappers hail from every part of the world. In the case of rapper Ñengo Flow, all the way from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Michael Jackson ‘XSCAPE’ Album to Arrive in May
A new Michael Jackson album is on the way. Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid is teaming up with the late legendary singer's estate for a second posthumous compilation album, 'XSCAPE,' to be released this spring.
Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar Team Up for ‘It’s On Again’
A few weeks ago, we got news about Alicia Keys' upcoming sixth studio album. Today, she delivers some new music to hold us down until the effort arrives. The new track, 'It's On Again,' is produced by Pharrell and features West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Kendrick Lamar Joins Tame Impala on ‘Backwards’
Kendrick Lamar is lending his talents to another rock track with 'Backwards,' featured on the 'Divergent' soundtrack. The newly released song features a collaboration with the Australian band Tame Impala.
Prince Breaks Up a Couple, Talks Pet Peeves & Performs ‘FUNKNROLL’ on ‘Arsenio’ [VIDEO]
Prince stopped by the 'Arsenio Hall Show' Wednesday night (March 5) not just to answer some questions from the host himself but to also perform and break up a couple. Really Prince?
Watch Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in ‘All Is By My Side’ Sneak Peek
Andre 3000 is certainly bust this year. The OutKast member will not only perform at a slew of festivals alongside Big Boi in the coming months but he's also preparing for the release of 'All Is By My Side,' the biopic on Jimi Hendrix's life.
Chris Brown Debuts ‘New Flame’ Featuring Rick Ross
As May 5 approaches -- the release date for Chris Brown's sixth album, 'X' -- a new track titled 'New Flame,' featuring 'Mastermind' creator Rick Ross, debuts.
Pharrell, ‘G I R L’ [ALBUM REVIEW]
If taking artistic detours and musical diversity had a mascot it would be Pharrell Williams. His sophomore studio album, ‘G I R L,’ is proof of that.
Download Or Delete : Ashanti Debuts ‘First Real Love’ With Beenie Man
As Ashanti's latest album, 'BraveHeart, approaches its release date, her latest single featuring Beenie Man debuts. Can you hear summer approaching?
Ashanti Sizzles in ‘I Got It’ Video Featuring Rick Ross
It looks like everything is in line for a comeback from Ashanti. Her latest single, 'I Got It,' receives a sizzling new video with Rick Ross in tow.
Mariah Carey Debuts ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)’
Mariah Carey debuts her new song 'You're Mine (Eternal)' to help fans ring in Valentine's Day. The singer's latest single is set to appear on her upcoming album, 'The Art of Letting Go.'
Mariah Carey Reveals New Single & Album Release Date
Exciting news for all of Mariah Carey's Lambs! As promised, the famed singer announces a new single arriving this week and a new album soon after.
Did Beyonce Appoint Jay Z as Her New Manager?
Did Beyonce fire her current manager and appoint Jay Z to head the business side of her career? That's the big news circulating in the land of entertainment today.
Diddy, Drake Featured in Time Warner 2014 Super Bowl Commercial
Rappers Diddy and Drake join Time Warner's star-studded 2014 Super Bowl commercial that include Michael Vick, Jimmy Fallon, and HBO's 'True Blood' stars.
Rick Rubin Produces Sonos’ 2014 Super Bowl Commercial
Legendary hip-hop producer Rick Rubin is listed as the executive music producer for Sonos' 2014 Super Bowl Commercial titled 'Face Off.' The clip also features N.A.S.A.'s remix for 'Hide' featuring Aynzli Jones.
Kid Ink’s ‘No Miracles’ Featured in Beats Music 2014 Super Bowl Ad
Beats Music is using ultimate star power for their 2014 Super Bowl commercials. In their latest ad, the Simmons clan, including Reverend Run, fawn over the new Beats Music application with Kid Ink's 'No Miracles' (featuring Elle Varner and Machine Gun Kelly) playing in the background.
Beats Music 2014 Super Bowl Commercial Features Aloe Blacc’s ‘Can You Do This’
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres dances her way through the new Beats Music commercial, which will be played during the 2014 Super Bowl on Sunday (Feb. 2). The clip features Aloe Blacc's cheery 'Can You Do This.'
Shakira & Rihanna Go Girl-on-Girl for ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’ Video
When two pop stars like Shakira and Rihanna start writhing around on a bed in a sea of skin and black bathing suits, you pay attention. In the new video for the Colombian singer's song 'Can't Remember to Forget You,' there's that steamy visual and more.
Hyundai 2014 Super Bowl Commercial Features Bruno Mars’ ‘Count On Me’
There are Super Bowl commercials with bells and whistles and then there are those that tug at your heart. Hyundai centers on the latter while using Bruno Mars' 'Count On Me' to get its message across.
Coca-Cola 2014 Super Bowl Commercial Features House of Pain’s ‘Jump Around’
House of Pain's 'Jump Around' receives some 2014 love in a new Super Bowl commercial, which focuses on Adrian, a kid who doesn’t seem to be the star player of his youth football team, but gets put in the game anyway.
John Legend Performs ‘All Of Me’ at 2014 Grammy Awards
John Legend kept it simple for a performance of his latest single, ‘All of Me,’ at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Robin Thicke Dazzles With Chicago During 2014 Grammys Awards Performance
The Grammy Awards are known for their mash-up performances and to keep with the theme, Robin Thicke teamed up with the legendary rock band Chicago for a resulting standing ovation.
Daft Punk, Pharrell & Nile Rodgers Win 2014 Grammy Award for Best Pop/Duo Group Performance
Pharrell Williams, nabbed the Grammy Award for Best Pop/Duo Performance alongside Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers for their collaboration, 'Get Lucky.'
Pharrell Wins 2014 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year
The Grammy voters confirmed what we already knew and Pharrell Williams has won the Producer of the Year, Non-Classicial award at The 2014 Grammy Awards. The nomination came to him for his work on various projects which included Jay Z's 'BBC,' 'Oceans,' Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' and more...
Jennifer Lopez’s DJ Mustard-Produced Song ‘Girls’ Leaks
Last night, the Soundcloud account of Roc Nation artist and producer DJ Mustard was updated with a song labeled 'Girls,' which has since been taken down. Of course, the internet has taken it and spread it far and wide.
Mary J. Blige Joins Disclosure for ‘F For You’ Video
Mary J. Blige is no stranger to collaborations. The R&B singer has worked with Beyoncé, Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Diddy -- just to name a few. Out of all of the MJB-collabos, none go as far into the realm of '90s-house like the just released team-up with Disclosure, ‘F For You.’
Justin Timberlake, ‘The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2′ – Album Review
With the second installment of ‘The 20/20 Experience’ we get an earnest view into why Justin Timberlake returned to music. In March, the New York Times declared '1 of 2' of the project (with a forward headline) ‘New Songs For a Side Career...
The Weeknd, ‘Kiss Land’ – Album Review
Before the Weeknd’s debut album, ‘Kiss Land,’ makes it to iPods, iPhones and Spotify playlists on Sept. 10, there’s already a 30-song catalog to mull over. Not only is the Canadian singer-songwriter’s catalog extensive, but it stems from three bodies of work: ‘House of Balloons, ‘Thursday’ and ‘Echoes of Silence.’ The mixtapes came together in 2012, and were released as ‘Trilogy’ on Republic Recor