Nov
27
Rick Ross Performs ‘If They Knew’ on ‘Kimmel’

Rick Ross

With his seventh album Hood Billionaire in stores, Rick Ross hit the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday. The Bawse, who’s looker slimmer these days thanks to his RossFit training program, performed his single “If They Knew” in the heart of Hollywood. Fans held up posters with his face on it, while he commanded the stage like a true boss.

His collaborator K. Michelle wasn’t able to join him because she had a show in Minneapolis, but she had to cancel after fainting due to “extreme dehydration.”

Hood Billionaire is expected to move 50-55,000 units in its first week.

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Nov
27
Iggy Azalea Performs ‘Beg for It’ on ‘Fallon’

Iggy Azalea

Fresh off her performance at Sunday’s AMAs, Iggy Azalea took over “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday night. With some help from The Roots, the blonde rap sensation performed her latest single “Beg for It” off her new album Reclassified. Dressed in pink trousers and a printed blazer, she worked the stage with her two back-up singers/dancers.

Reclassified, which features five new songs and seven from The New Classic, is expected to sell 11-13,000 copies in its first week.

Iggy addressed the backlash from her two AMA wins for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. “Not being proactive about anything in your life and then complaining about others who are is funny to me,” she tweeted. “i expected to see lots of it this week, success always seems to bring about a particular brand of nastiness in others and thats sad.”

Watch I-G-G-Y light up late night.

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Nov
26
Tyga and Kylie Jenner Serve Thanksgiving Meals to the Homeless

Kylie Jenner, George Lopez, and Tyga

While Big Sean was in Detroit handing out turkeys, Tyga was at the Los Angeles Mission feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving eve. The “40 Mill” rapper, who has made this an annual tradition, put on his apron and went to work, serving up hot meals for the grateful individuals.

He was joined by rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner, George Lopez, and former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

“Had a great time this morning feeding the homeless with the @thelamisson #Thankful #ThankYouGodAlways,” said Tyga.

Next week, he plans to premiere the video for “Make It Work,” while The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty is scheduled to drop December 23.

See more pics of Tyga giving back.

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Nov
26
New Music: Chris Brown & Trey Songz – ‘Dangerous (Remix)’

Trey Songz and Chris Brown

Following their remixes to ScHoolboy Q’s “Studio,” ILoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday,” and TeeFLii’s “24 Hours,” Chris Brown and Trey Songz come together on a remix to David Guetta’s Sam Martin-assisted single “Dangerous.” The R&B crooners add their smooth stylings to the pop record off the French DJ’s album Listen.

On January 28, they will kick off their co-headlining “Between the Sheets Tour” in Hampton, VA.

Chris’ girlfriend Karrueche has also revealed that she and Breezy have broken up. “Looks like I’m a single lady again,” she tweeted.

Walk on the wild side with Breezy and Trigga.

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Nov
26
New Music: Wu-Tang Clan – ‘A Better Tomorrow’

Wu-Tang Clan

After tearing up the stage on “Letterman” last night, Wu-Tang Clan marches for justice on the title track off their long-awaited album A Better Tomorrow, due December 2. Over a sample of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and Teddy Pendergrass’ “Wake Up Everybody,” the Wu drops some poignant and powerful rhymes, which couldn’t come at a more appropriate time.

“We want justice / Police supposed to protect and serve, and then they shoot us down like wild animals / The nerve of them cold-hearted killers with blue suits slaying our black youth.”

Hear them stand up for change.

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Nov
26
New Music: Ne-Yo f/ T-Pain – ‘She Knows (Remix)’

T-Pain

T-Pain mixes the ratchet with the Auto-Tune on his remix to Ne-Yo’s strip club slapper “She Knows” featuring Juicy J. Teddy P., who released his Happy Hour: The Greatest Hits collection last month, loosens up and lets sparks fly like “the Fourth of July” on his infectious verse.

When he’s not saluting the troops, T-Pain has been in the studio prepping his fifth album Stoicville: The Phoenix.

Stream the T-Mix below.

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Nov
26
Rap-Up TV: YG Talks ‘Blame It On the Streets,’ Fergie, & Kendrick Lamar’s ‘i’

YG topped the charts and won critical acclaim for his debut My Krazy Life, and before the year is over, he will release his first movie and soundtrack Blame It On the Streets. The 30-minute short film, which he stars in and co-wrote with Lucky Rodgers, was inspired by his “krazy” life in Compton, and the nine-track album features DJ Mustard, DJ Quik, Nipsey Hussle, Mack 10, and more.

Before he hit the red carpet at the L.A. screening at Hollywood’s famed TCL Chinese Theatre, he sat down with Rap-Up TV to reflect on his incredible year.

“I feel good. [When] we came into the whole making of My Krazy Life, one of the goals was to come out the studio with a classic album and to come out with a short film for the album,” he explained. “We couldn’t get the movie done in enough time to come out with the album ’cause there was a lot of shit going on. But we figured out a way to still put an album out the same year with the label’s support and that was do a short film with the soundtrack.”

On Sunday, he shared the stage with Fergie while performing “L.A.LOVE (la la)” at the American Music Awards. “That shit was crazy. Shout out to Fergie for fuckin’ with me on that record, for real,” said YG. “She really fuck with people. She’s showin’ us love.”

He worked with fellow Compton MC Kendrick Lamar on My Krazy Life, so what does he think of his self-love single “i”?

“I fuck with it hard,” said YG. “He did his shit right there. That’s gon’ take him to a whole ‘nother level.”

My Krazy Life has been praised as one of the best rap albums of 2014, but YG remains humble.

“It was a bad year for the rap game,” he said. “For me, it was easy ’cause it really wasn’t no albums that dropped like that. It was like five rap albums. You got [ScHoolboy] Q, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Future…”

So will we see a new album in 2015? “Shit, I don’t know. Maybe 2016,” he said.

Blame It On the Streets will be available in stores and online on December 15.