Archive for 05.2.2013

Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, & Wu-Tang Clan Join Hot 97 Summer Jam XX Lineup

Chris Brown

Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and Wu-Tang Clan are among the superstar acts who will heat up the stage at Summer Jam. Hot 97 has revealed the official lineup for its annual concert.

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Video: Rick Ross – ‘Box Chevy’

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Rick Ross rolls out the short film for “Box Chevy,” the street single off his upcoming album Mastermind. The Maybach Music boss enlists actors Tyrin Turner, Dennis L.A. White, and Bigga Rankin for the 10-minute video, directed by Dre Films. He hits the streets in his white box Chevy and takes it back to the ‘hood as girls twerk on top of cars. Ride out to Rozay’s latest.

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Kelly Rowland and The-Dream Announce ‘Lights Out’ Tour Dates

Lights Out Tour

Kelly Rowland and The-Dream are bringing their sultry sounds to a city near you this summer. The R&B stars have announced dates for a co-headlining tour.

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New Music: Jay-Z – ’100$ Bill’

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It’s all about the Benjamins on “100$ Bill,” Jay-Z’s contribution to The Great Gatsby soundtrack. The hip-hop mogul stacks some boastful rhymes over the chopped-and-screwed beat, which features sound bites from the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie.

“Took that Taylor Swift to 100 fu**ing million, bitch!” raps the former drug dealer, who serves as the film and soundtrack’s executive producer.

Due May 7, the soundtrack also includes contributions from Beyoncé and André 3000, Fergie, Lana Del Rey, Emeli Sandé, will.i.am, Florence + The Machine, and more.

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Kanye West Stirs Album Speculation with ‘June 18’ Tweet

Kanye West

Kanye West has the Internet abuzz after tweeting what appears to be a release date for his album.

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Janelle Monáe Breaks Into Dance Frenzy on ’106 & Park’

Janelle Monáe

After premiering her music video for “Q.U.E.E.N.” on “106 & Park,” Janelle Monáe brought the visuals to life on air. She kicked off her stilletos and danced barefoot in her black-and-white suit to her Erykah Badu-assisted single, making her way from the couch into the audience to dance with her bow tie-wearing fans. Even Bow Wow got in on the fun.

“I just love performing. I love being an artist. I don’t take one day for granted,” said Janelle, who has done similar performances for the First Family.

“We party like this at the White House, honestly. There are pictures of me on Valerie Jarrett’s table just acting out,” she said.

Expect more funky jams like “Q.U.E.E.N.” on Janelle’s upcoming album The Electric Lady, due this summer. “Ya’ll will be able to understand me a little more,” she said. “I just love raw energy, honest, unpredictable.”

Watch Janelle’s impromptu dance party below.

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Jay-Z Suits Up for ‘Great Gatsby’ Premiere

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Jay-Z rubbed elbows with Hollywood’s elite at the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby in New York on Wednesday. Mr. Carter looked sharp in a charcoal suit, tie, and Dior shoes as he posed for photos and mingled with the film’s stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

Emeli Sandé, who covered Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” for the soundtrack, stunned in a lacy black dress.

In addition to executive producing the film and soundtrack, Jay-Z has contributed a new song called “100$ Bill.”

Check out more pics of the dapper don below.

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