Oct
31
French Montana Announces ‘Mac & Cheese’ Release Date, Tour with Jeremih

French Montana

Don’t panic. French Montana will release a new album before the year is over. The Coke Boy has set a release date for his sophomore LP Mac & Cheese.

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Oct
31
New Mixtape: Remy Ma – ‘I’m Around’

I'm Around

The Ruler is back. Following her release from prison in August, Remy Ma takes it back to the streets with her mixtape I’m Around. DJ Khaled welcomes the Bronx rapper home on the intro, which also includes sound bites from her criminal case.

The 12 tracks feature production from Ron Browz, Sean C & LV, and Buckwild, plus a collaboration with Papoose. The husband and wife shout out other famous couples on the Tamia-sampled “Black Love,” which they debuted during the BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers.

“It’s time! The Mixtape… #IMAROUND,” tweeted Remy. “Rest In Peace to the bitches that’s dying to be me!!”

Hear Remy roar once again with her comeback project.

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Oct
31
Chris Brown Talks Jail, Lean Addiction, Rihanna, & Drake with Ebro

Chris Brown

Chris Brown stopped by Hot 97′s “Ebro in the Morning” on Friday for an in-depth interview. The “Loyal” singer, who recently settled his lawsuits including the one in D.C., opened up about everything from his past with Rihanna to squashing his beef with Drake to his time in jail.

During his sit-down with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez, Breezy admitted that he was unsure where his career would take him after jail. “Once you do that, it kinda makes you mature faster and see what’s really important and what your focus is and what you gotta do in your career,” he said.

It was Drake’s camp who initially reached out about the ESPYS skit. So far, Nicki’s single “Only” is the only collaboration the two have recorded. When asked if there will be more he said, “Hopefully. They gotta cut the check.”

The most Chris charges for a feature is $250,000, and he demands a cut of the publishing. “If I’ma give you a No. 1, I need to capitalize off it as well,” he said.

He claimed that he lost $20 million in endorsements due to his bad reputation, but said that he makes 50 percent of all sales off his album.

He and Trey Songz are gearing up to launch their joint tour. The tour does not have a title, but he has been considering “One Night Stand” and “The Morning After” as potential names for the two-hour show.

He also revealed that he was addicted to lean (“the hood cocktail”) and found it impairing his work. “I was turning up. I was off the syrup and Xanax,” he said. “It wasn’t conducive to me. I was falling asleep on video sets, I was cussing people out randomly, I was doing crazy stuff.”

Through his trials and tribulations, he’s learned to be comfortable in his own skin. “I don’t have to prove myself,” said Chris. “I’m comfortable being a singing, dancing, painting, great guy. I don’t have to be tough.”

Plus, hear what he had to say about his girlfriend of four-and-a-half years Karrueche Tran, battling Usher in a dance-off, and what he fears most.

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Oct
31
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Dress as Janet and Michael Jackson for Halloween

Beyoncé

Beyoncé took it back to 1989 and paid homage to Janet Jackson with her Halloween costume. The pop superstar rocked the outfit from Janet’s Rhythm Nation 1814 era, complete with a key earring, black gloves, jacket, and hat. She was spotted backstage with Angela Yee’s nephew (pictured) at Powerhouse while Jay Z made a surprise appearance.

Her daughter Blue Ivy also saluted pop’s first family by dressing as Michael Jackson, donning a glittery red jacket, hat, and aviator shades like the King of Pop.

Not to be left out, Jay Z also got in the Halloween spirit, wearing a Jason mask while joining Jeezy on stage at Powerhouse.

Last year, Bey dressed as Spider-Woman and celebrated Halloween while on her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.” She has shared a new video from the festivities.

During “GMA” this morning, Robin Roberts and Terry Crews channeled their inner Beyoncé and Jay Z, dressing up as the famous couple from their “On the Run Tour.”

See more pics of the Carters in costume below.

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Oct
31
New Music: Lupe Fiasco f/ PJ – ‘Mazinger’

Mazinger

Following “Lilies” and “Haile Selassie,” Lupe Fiasco unleashes another track off his upcoming mixtape Lost in the Atlantic. On the S-X-produced “Mazinger,” the Chicago MC raps over the theme song for the Japanese anime series, with references to Nas, Kelis, and Monica Lewinsky.

Lupe has teamed with Fall Out Boy to remix the Chicago Bulls’ anthem “Only the Bulls.”

His fifth album Testuo & Youth will be released on January 20.

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Oct
31
Usher Sings National Anthem at Cavaliers Game

Usher

In addition to a performance from Kendrick Lamar, Usher helped celebrate LeBron James’ homecoming in Cleveland on Thursday. The R&B crooner, who is part owner of the Cavs, took the court at Quicken Loans Arena to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before his team lost to the Knicks.

As Justin Bieber, Spike Lee, and David Beckham looked on, he belted out a soaring rendition of the patriotic tune while the players watched from the sidelines. Towards the end, the entire arena started singing along, making for an emotional moment.

Usher will head to Montreal tomorrow to kick off his “UR Experience” tour with August Alsina.

Watch Usher deliver a winning performance.

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Oct
31
Jeezy Brings Out Jay Z at Powerhouse

Jay Z and Jeezy

In between dates on his “Seen It All” tour, Jeezy touched down at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday for Power 105.1′s Powerhouse 2014.

During his set, the Snowman surprised the crowd by bringing out BK’s own Jay Z to perform “Seen It All.” Mr. Carter got in the Halloween spirit, wearing a Jason mask over his head, while trading verses with Jeezy. Beyoncé, dressed in her own Janet Jackson-inspired costume, watched from backstage.

Before leaving, Jay Z issued a PSA: “I’ve got one announcement tonight: Real ni**as is back in style.”

In addition to the rap titans, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Tinashe, and more graced the stage during the star-studded concert.

Watch Hov’s Halloween surprise below.

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