Aug
27
New Music: Mila J f/ Ty Dolla $ign – ‘My Main’

My Main

After touring together this summer, Mila J reunites with Ty Dolla $ign on her new single “My Main.” The L.A. native salutes her bestie on the DJ Mustard-produced banger, which was originally set to feature Iggy Azalea.

“She my hitta for a reason / I can tell her all my secrets / ‘Cause I know that she gon’ keep ‘em,” she sings.

Her EP M.I.LA (Made in Los Angeles) is due September 30 featuring “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” plus appearances from B.o.B and Problem.

Mila recently shot a video for the song in L.A.

Watch the lyric video below.

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Aug
27
Album Cover: Tinashe – ‘Aquarius’

Aquarius

Just days after revealing the tracklisting, Tinashe has unveiled the official cover art for her debut Aquarius. Due October 7, the album features the ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On” and second single “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky.

The 18 tracks also include contributions from Devonté Hynes, Boi-1da, Mike WiLL Made-It, Stargate, and Future, who guests on the Jasper-produced “How Many Times.”

“[Future] kept it straight ‘hood on this track, which I was super excited about,” Tinashe told Rap-Up TV. “I think it’s an interesting blend between an R&B vibe and there being some hip-hop thrown in there.”

See the updated tracklisting below.

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Aug
27
New Music: The Game f/ Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, & TGT – ‘Don’t Shoot’

Don't Shoot

The Game stands up to intolerance and racism on the Ferguson anthem “Don’t Shoot,” dedicated to the memory of Mike Brown. The Compton MC brings together the hip-hop community including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, and TGT.

The protest song includes powerful verses and a call to action: “Time to take a stand and save our future like we all got shot.”

Game explained how the collaboration came together. “I managed to get everyone on fairly easy, simply because we have hearts,” he said. “We care and are inclined to take a positive approach to resolving an issue that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that’s racism and hatred towards one another as human beings.”

The song is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds benefitting the Justice for Mike Brown charity.

Listen to them join together for justice.

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Aug
27
André 3000 Talks New Album, Coachella, & Battling Depression

André 3000

In April, OutKast launched its 20th anniversary tour at Coachella. Since then, André 3000 and Big Boi have traveled the world, performing at over 40 festivals including OVO Fest, Lollapalooza, and Wireless Festival.

In his first interview since the tour started, the reclusive André spoke to The New York Times about his absence from music, battling depression, and returning to the stage.

André, who is producing a song for Aretha Franklin’s upcoming album, addressed the poor reviews from opening night at Coachella. “They actually got André Benjamin the first night [at Coachella], and I clearly saw they don’t want André Benjamin,” he said. “He loves what he’s done, but I hate cages, and sometimes nostalgia is a cage.”

He was also optimistic about releasing a new solo album. While there is no timeline, he said that the tour has reignited his interest in music.

Plus, he opened up about being a father to his 16-year-old son Seven, the advice that Prince gave him, and his role as Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is by My Side, which opens on September 26.

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Aug
27
New Music: Rae Sremmurd – ‘No Type’

No Type

After owning the summer with their monster anthem “No Flex Zone,” Rae Sremmurd premieres the follow-up “No Type” off their upcoming EP SremmLife. Over the Mike Will-Made It-produced beat (with co-production from Swae Lee), the Mississippi duo raps about not being picky when it comes to their women.

“I ain’t got no type / Bad bitches is the only thing that I like,” declare Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee.

The single cover is comprised of body parts from famous singers including Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and Keyshia Cole.

Do they have another hit on their hands? Stream “No Type” below.

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Aug
27
Tracklisting: Jennifer Hudson – ‘JHUD’

JHUD

Jennifer Hudson ventures into new territory with her third album JHUD. Ahead of the September 23 release, the powerhouse vocalist has revealed the tracklisting via iTunes.

The 10 songs include the Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I. and the Timbaland-produced “Walk It Out,” plus appearances from Iggy Azalea and R. Kelly.

“With this album, I feel as though you get a sense of my energy and that’s why we named it JHUD because you’re getting to know the girl and not just the public persona of Jennifer Hudson,” said Hudson of the follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me. “I want you to know the person.”

JHUD is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

See the tracklisting below.

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Aug
27
New Music: Logic f/ Childish Gambino – ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’

Driving Ms. Daisy

Logic gets behind the wheel on “Driving Ms. Daisy.” The Maryland rapper, who was named one of XXL‘s 2013 Freshmen, links with Childish Gambino on the self-produced track, which he recorded while on tour.

“I was going through a lot at the time, and put it all into the song,” tweeted Logic. “It’s about appreciating where you are and what you have, yea sure we should plan and look to the future but not at the expense of the present.”

He has been in the studio with No I.D. and Hit-Boy working on his upcoming Def Jam debut.

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