Archive for 05.2.2013

will.i.am Performs ‘Bang Bang’ on ‘American Idol’

will.i.am

Before another contestant was eliminated on “American Idol,” will.i.am performed “Bang Bang” off his new album #willpower and The Great Gatsby soundtrack. The Black Eyed Peas hitmaker stepped back in time for the roaring retro performance. Accompanied by a band, he dueted with a flapper girl and showed off his tap-dancing skills. Watch him set it off ’20s style.

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New Music: Carly Rae Jepsen f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You (Remix)’

Carly Rae Jepsen and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has been heating up the streets with “Tapout” and “Freaks,” but she hasn’t forgotten about her pop fans. The “American Idol” judge jumps on the remix to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Tonight I’m Getting Over You.” Her Minajesty adds a quirky verse to the dubstep meets electro-house record, produced by Max Martin. Get into it.

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New Music: Busta Rhymes – ‘Twerk It’

Twerk It

With summer around the corner, Busta Rhymes and Pharrell give the ladies something to move to with their new club banger “Twerk It.” Over a bombastic beat from The Neptunes hitmaker, Bussa Buss raps in a Jamaican patois. Blast off with the dynamic duo.

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New Music: Shanell – ‘You Used to Love Me’ (Faith Evans Cover)

Shanell

Shanell caps off her Thursday by delivering the latest installment in her throwback series. After covering Mya’s “Best of Me” last week, the Young Money chanteuse adds her sultry touch to Faith Evans’ 1995 song “You Used to Love Me.” Take a trip down memory lane with SnL.

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On Set of Rich Gang’s ‘Tapout’ Video

Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Mack Maine

Young Money didn’t spare any expense while shooting the ritzy video for Rich Gang’s single “Tapout.” The YMCMB all-stars took over a Beverly Hills mansion in March, the same week Lil Wayne suffered his series of seizures.

The guest list included Birdman, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Bow Wow, DJ Khaled, Mack Maine, and Future, who sings the hook.

The Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip also includes cameos from “million-dollar” babes Kimora Lee Simmons, Paris Hilton, and Cash Money’s own Christina Milian.

The video will premiere Sunday, May 5, on MTV Jams, but you can check out some behind-the-scenes pics below courtesy of Derick G.

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Mac Miller Announces Album Release Date in a Bath Tub

Mac Miller

Mac Miller is not your average rapper. The Pittsburgh MC made a splash by announcing his album release date in a bath tub.

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Video: French Montana f/ Mikky Ekko – ‘Trouble’

French Montana

With less than three weeks to go until the release of his debut Excuse My French, French Montana stirs up “Trouble” with his latest song featuring Mikky Ekko (Rihanna’s “Stay”).

The Bad Boy rapper shows off his collection of exotic cars as he sits in a body shop. The clip includes cameos from Diddy, 2 Chainz, Rico Love, and Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine.

He also recently shot a video for “Gifted,” his collaboration with The Weeknd.

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