Jul
29
New Music: Magazeen f/ Wale – ‘My Town’

My Town

Following the February release of their Miley Cyrus-inspired anthem “Twerkin Cyrus,” Wale reunites with Jamaica’s own Magazeen on the latter’s reggae-rock single “My Town.”

The reggae artist, known for his ties to Maybach Music, reps his ‘hood, while Wale has some cautionary words for his “future son and daughter.”

Pull up their island-flavored jam below.

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Jul
29
New Mixtape: Ray J – ‘Unkut 2’

Unkut 2

Ray J is back and uncensored on his latest mixtape Unkut 2. Presented by Young California, the 18-track sequel to his 2007 tape features appearances from Too $hort, Snow Tha Product, and E-40, with shout outs from Lil Wayne, Common, and Rick Ross.

It also includes the autobiographical song “Never Shoulda Did That,” on which he apologizes for his past mistakes.

“For me the song is about recognizing where I am in my life now and thinking about some of the things I’ve done that I have come to regret,” said Ray J. “This song is my way of moving forward.”

Earlier this month, he shot a video for his Migos-assisted single “ATM,” which does not appear on the mixtape.

Stream Unkut 2 and watch the video for “Never Shoulda Did That” below.

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Jul
29
New Music: G-Eazy f/ French Montana – ‘Say’

Say

G-Eazy links with Bad Boy’s own French Montana on the gritty “Say.” The B-side track, which was recorded during the sessions for his album These Things Happen, boasts cocky rhymes over a rattling beat courtesy of Ty Fyffe (Cam’ron, 50 Cent).

The Bay Area rapper hollers at Taylor Swift (“A-list hoes, Taylor Swift is on my wish list”), while French shouts out Chelsea Handler.

Hear them silence their haters.

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Jul
29
Timbaland: Missy Elliott’s New Album Is a ‘Game Changer’

Missy Elliott

It’s been nearly a decade since Missy Elliott released her last album, but her longtime collaborator Timbaland promises it will be worth the wait.

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Jul
29
Video: Ja Rule – ‘SuperStar’

Ja Rule

Since his release from prison last May, Ja Rule has penned a memoir Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man and starred in the Christian drama I’m in Love with a Church Girl.

He also continues to promote his 2012 album Pain Is Love 2, which was released while he was serving a 28-month sentence for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion.

In his latest video for “SuperStar,” the Queens rapper shares his addiction to the fast life while cruising down the Las Vegas Strip in a Phantom.

Rule is already working on Genius Loves Company, his first album since PIL2, to be released in 2015.

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Jul
29
Ludacris to Receive BMI President’s Award

Ludacris

Fifteen years after making his debut, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges will receive the President’s Award at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

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Jul
29
New Music: Fences f/ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Arrows’

Fences

While they ready the follow-up to their Grammy-winning album The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return to the scene on “Arrows,” the debut single from singer-songwriter Fences.

The Seattle rapper gets blinded by the limelight and searches for an escape on the Ryan Lewis-produced song, which is set to appear on Fences’ debut Lesser Oceans, available October 14.

“Tom Petty in this motherfu**er, all I wanna do is free fall,” raps Macklemore.

In addition to “Arrows,” he guests on another song called “Songs About Angels,” which is also available on iTunes.

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