Archive for 05.19.2008

Video: Michelle Williams – ‘We Break the Dawn’

“We Break the Dawn” is the first single off Michelle Williams’ pop/dance album Unexpected, in stores August 12th. The video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Phil Griffin (Amy Winehouse, Prince).

Listen to the official remix with Flo Rida and look out for our interview with Michelle.

Bun B ‘II Trill’ Houston Listening Session

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Chamillionaire and Bun B at a listening session for Bun B’s new album II Trill at the Louis Vuitton store in Houston. II Trill is in stores now. Read our album preview here.

Nas Changes Album Title; Sets July 1 Date

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Nas has changed the title of his controversial album Nigger after receiving pressure from label executives, retailers, and the media. The album will now be untitled and is scheduled for a July 1st release.

“It’s important to me that this album gets to the fans,” said Nas. “It’s been a long time coming. I want my fans to know that creatively and lyrically, they can expect the same content and the same messages. It’s that important. The streets have been waiting for this for a long time. The people will always know what the real title of this album is and what to call it.”

Single Cover: Jennifer Hudson – ‘Spotlight’

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Check out the official cover for Jennifer Hudson’s debut single, “Spotlight,” and listen to the song here.

Video: Rick Ross f/ Nelly & Avery Storm – ‘Here I Am’ / ‘Maybach Music’

Rick Ross aka The Boss’ new video for “Here I Am” / “Maybach Music” featuring Nelly and Avery Storm. Look for cameos from Birdman, DJ Khaled, and Pitbull. The white tiger in this video reportedly bit its trainer on set.

New Music: Michelle Williams f/ Flo Rida – ‘We Break the Dawn (Remix)’

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The official remix to Michelle Williams’ “We Break the Dawn” features a new beat and a rap from Flo Rida. Flo Rida can also be heard on the remix to Madonna’s “4 Minutes.”

Michelle Williams f/ Flo Rida – “We Break the Dawn (Remix)”

Keri Hilson Full of ‘Energy’ on Debut Single

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Rap-Up.com has learned exclusively that Keri Hilson has selected “Energy” as the first single from her debut album In a Perfect World…, which is slated for a September 23rd release. The song was produced by The Runaways and will be available digitally on May 27th. Check out the single cover above and listen to a snippet below.