Archive for 01.22.2014

Young Money Readies ‘Rise of an Empire’ Compilation for March

Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne

It’s about to be a family reunion. Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and the rest of Young Money are coming together for a new compilation.

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Kendrick Lamar and Chris Paul Talk Music and Sports with ESPN The Magazine

Chris Paul and Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar sat down with Chris Paul for the cover of ESPN The Magazine‘s Music Issue. The Grammy-nominated rapper and L.A. Clippers guard, who originally connected on Twitter, went one-on-one to discuss the relationship between music and sports.

While Kendrick is a diehard Lakers fan, he still has love for the Clippers. He also revealed that if he could have any job in sports, he would be a referee “’cause the referees get to be on the court with those players for every game.”

“I can’t play ball, so I’ll be a referee,” said Kendrick.

Chris, who listens to Kendrick’s music to get pumped up for a game, admitted that he envies the Compton MC. “I play basketball and I love what I do, but when I went to Kendrick’s show and saw him on that stage, I was envious. I’m envious of the audience he’s able to touch,” he said.

Chris shared his dreams of being a rapper (He once recorded a song to a No Limit beat) and Kendrick revealed his hoop dreams. “I got game on the court … I just didn’t grow tall enough,” said K-Dot.

The issue, which also features cover stars Nicki Minaj and Eminem, hits newsstands on Friday.

Read the full interview on ESPN.com and go behind the scenes of their photo shoot below.

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Jennifer Hudson Lets Loose in ‘I Can’t Describe’ Video

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is busting out some new moves in her sexiest video yet. The Oscar and Grammy winner gets into the groove in the teaser for her Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I.

Yahoo! Music takes us behind the scenes as J-Hud dances in a pink leotard and sunglasses alongside her shirtless male dancers. The confident singer shows off her svelte figure as she performs choreographed moves by Fatima Robinson.

The Weight Watchers spokeswoman has been working with Timbaland and Pharrell on her upcoming third album.

“Some of the songs have a nice old school swag to them, but I think people will be very pleasantly surprised with this album ’cause it’s about the mood and the groove and real music,” J-Hud told Yahoo!

She has also collaborated with fellow Chicagoan R. Kelly on a song called “It’s Your World.” “It has that Chicago thing on it,” she said.

Get a first look before the full video premieres Thursday on VEVO.

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Video: Disclosure f/ Mary J. Blige – ‘F for You’ [Teaser]

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige hits the dance floor with Disclosure on the remix to “F for You.” The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul adds her royal touch to the EDM hit off the electronic U.K. duo’s latest album Settle.

Over the weekend, Mary joined Disclosure onstage to debut the song live at their sold-out show at New York’s Terminal 5.

“Great fun performance last night with Disclosure. Really fun talented guys. Looking forward to working with them,” tweeted MJB.

The full song will premiere on Thursday. Get a 14-second sneak peek below.

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Soulja Boy Arrested for Gun Possession

Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy was arrested in L.A. on Wednesday morning after police found a loaded gun in his possession.

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Video: Future – ‘How It Was’

Future

Future hits the block and whips it real hard in the video for his Metro Boomin-produced hustler’s anthem “How It Was” off DJ Esco’s mixtape No Sleep. In the By Be El Be-directed clip, the Freebandz rapper turns up and tears up the streets of L.A. in his Beemer after dark.

“A lil sum for the fans that’s patiently waiting on the album,” tweeted Future, who is expecting a child with his fiancĂ©e Ciara.

He has enlisted Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus for his upcoming sophomore album Honest. “#Honest is the album of the year.. Hear it here first,” proclaimed producer Mike WiLL Made It.

Get behind the wheel with Future Hendrix.

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