Apr
19
OutKast, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, & Waka Flocka Kick Off Weekend 2 of Coachella

André 3000

Weekend 2 of Coachella kicked off on Friday with a few clouds, but that didn’t put a damper on the festival. Everyone from Paris Hilton to Waka Flocka Flame invaded the desert to catch performances from OutKast, Aloe Blacc, Ellie Goulding, and Chromeo.

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Apr
19
Teyana Taylor Sings National Anthem at Jordan Brand Classic

Teyana Taylor and Michael Jackson

Teyana Taylor showed her stars and stripes while performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the Jordan Brand Classic 2014 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday. Rocking a Chicago Bulls snapback in honor of Michael Jordan, G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady had the audience in its feet with her rendition of the National Anthem.

She also got to meet her idol for the first time and snapped an Instagram photo.

“And then this happened! #YepICriedSoWhat #FinallyMetMJ #MyIdol #HeCalledMeTheQueenOfJays #IWasLikeHowDidUKnow #HeWaSLikeWatsUpTeyUKilledTheNationalAnthem,” tweeted Teyana.

The event, showcasing the best basketball talent at the high school level, also featured a halftime performance from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Watch Teyana belt out the patriotic tune below.

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Apr
18
Ashanti Performs Throwback Medley on ‘GMA’

Ashanti

Ashanti kicked off Easter weekend with a visit to “Good Morning America.” The R&B songstress took over the indoor studio in Times Square to perform “Runaway” and “Scars” off her No. 1 independent album Braveheart.

She also took it back with a throwback medley of her hits including “Foolish,” “Always on Time,” “What’s Luv?” and “Happy,” while Robin Roberts and some young fans looked on.

In addition to music, Ashanti has been keeping busy with her acting career. She recently shot a sci-fi TV movie in Canada and will star alongside Michelle Pfeiffer in a film this summer.

Watch Ashanti tear up the stage with something new and old.

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Apr
18
New Music: Ab-Soul – ‘Tree of Life’

Tree of Life

With Isaiah Rashad, ScHoolboy Q, and SZA out the gate, TDE unleashes a new track from Ab-Soul on this Good Friday. The Black Hippy rapper wishes he could kick back and smoke some trees, but he’s motivated by the other kind of green that doesn’t grow on trees.

“I wish I could live like the trees / Shoot the breeze, stay around some leaves, nah mean / But this money got me on the run and they don’t grow on trees / I gotta get me some,” he raps over the Curtiss King-produced beat.

Earlier this month, he announced that he is working on LT3, the third installment in his Longterm series.

Blaze up the breezy cut below.

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Apr
18
New Music: Nina Sky f/ Smoke DZA – ‘Stoners’

Stoners

With 4/20 around the corner, Nina Sky gets higher than a spaceship on their new joint “Stoners” featuring Harlem rapper Smoke DZA. The sisters—Natalie gave girth to a baby boy in March—describe the Sky NDGO-produced tune as “one you can play in your convertible drop top, seat back, hair flowing…or at home with friends.”

You can catch the duo on the road, with upcoming shows in New York, Louisville, Baltimore, and San Francisco.

Vibe out to their addicting track below.

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Apr
18
Chris Brown Gets Support from Karrueche, Bow Wow, & Tank in Court

Chris Brown

Chris Brown appeared in a D.C. courtroom on Friday for the start of his assault trial. The “Loyal” singer was joined by his family and friends including his mother Joyce Hawkins, Karrueche Tran, Bow Wow, and Tank.

Judge Patricia Wynn was expected to deliver her verdict in Brown’s bodyguard Christopher Hollosy’s trial Friday, but she delayed that until Monday. Brown’s trial will also begin Monday.

Brown and Hollosy both face an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside the W Hotel in October after he tried to take a photo with the star. But Brown has denied hitting the man, who he claims was trying to get on his tour bus.

During his brief court appearance, a suit-clad Chris waved to his family and Bow Wow, who flashed the peace sign.

The singer, who is currently on probation for the Rihanna assault case, faces up to four years in prison.

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Apr
18
New Music: PeeWee Longway f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Servin’ Lean (Remix)’

Smoker's Choice 2

Fresh off his appearance with A$AP Ferg and Skrillex at Coachella, A$AP Rocky rolls up on the remix to PeeWee Longway’s street single “Servin’ Lean” off DJ Lil Keem’s mixtape Smoker’s Choice 2. The Fashion Killa comes through with a clean verse, boasting about his lean-sipping and fresh style. Pour it up.

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