Dec
17
Nicki Minaj Gets Emotional Over Breakup with Safaree Samuels

SB and Nicki

Love hurts. Nicki Minaj has managed to keep her personal life private. But she got emotional while discussing her breakup with her boyfriend of 12 years, Safaree “ScaffBeezy” Samuels.

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Dec
17
New Music: Chris Brown & Tyga – ‘Ayo’

Ayo

Christmas comes early for Chris Brown and Tyga fans. Over four years since releasing their Fan of a Fan mixtape, the “Deuces” duo returns with “Ayo,” the first single off their upcoming joint album of the same name, due next year.

The fellas holla at the shorties with the “real hair” on the bouncy banger (think “Loyal”). Tyga kicks things off, declaring himself the “black Richie Rich,” while Breezy thirsts for Ice T’s wife Coco (“This don’t concern Ice”) and recalls his stint in rehab (“Rehabilitation just had me worried ’bout fu**in’”).

In addition to Fan of a Fan, Tyga plans to release The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty independently early next year.

He will join Chris and Trey Songz on their “Between the Sheets Tour,” which kicks off in January.

Drop the top and ride out to the club-ready cut below.

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Dec
17
Rap-Up TV: Ty Dolla $ign Taps Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly for New Album

Ty Dolla $ign has had an incredible year, and he’s looking forward to an even bigger 2015. The “Paranoid” hitmaker is planning a March/April release for his long-awaited debut Free TC. But the project, named after his brother who is behind bars, represents more than just an album.

“It’s for a purpose,” the Taylor Gang member told Rap-Up TV. “He’s locked up for something that he didn’t do. It’s many people out here that get injustice, as you’ve seen Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, everything that’s happening on the news right now. It has a purpose. It’s gonna be the biggest album of 2015.”

The Diplo and DJ Dahi-produced first single “Stand For” is already gaining spins, and he’s assembled an all-star roster of talent including Jagged Edge, YG, Wiz Khalifa, and R. Kelly, who appears on a record called “Actress.”

“It’s definitely a jam and I can’t wait to see what it does out here in these streets,” he said.

His fellow Cali native Kendrick Lamar also guests on the aptly-titled “L.A.” “It’s like an anthem for L.A. It’s gonna be crazy,” he said. “Kendrick is the homie and I hope I can get on his new project.”

Following the album’s release, Ty plans to embark on his “Free TC” tour.

Plus, find out how he plans to spend Christmas and his New Year’s resolution.

Dec
17
New Music: Gunplay f/ Rick Ross – ‘Scuffed Timbs’

Scuffed Timbs

Bang bang. Gunplay will kick off 2015 with the release of his debut album Living Legend. The Florida rapper teams with the Bawse himself, Rick Ross, on his brand new single “Scuffed Timbs.” The MMG labelmates keep it G as they trade bossy verses over the Timbaland production.

Tune in to “Good Morning America” on Thursday for an interview with Rozay.

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Dec
17
YG Reacts to Grammy Snub, Calls Out ‘Wack’ Albums

YG

Despite releasing one of the most acclaimed rap albums of 2014, YG was not nominated for any Grammys. The Compton rapper spoke out about his snub during an interview on Power 106.

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Dec
17
Bobby Shmurda Arrested in Drug Case

Bobby Shmurda

Bobby Shmurda is catching more heat. The “Hot Boy” and other members of his GS9 crew were arrested in New York City on Tuesday night.

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Dec
17
Big Sean Talks Eminem, Ariana Grande, & New Album on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Big Sean

Big Sean was in the hot seat again during his visit to Power 105.1′s “The Breakfast Club” on Wednesday. Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee grilled the Detroit rapper about his old flame Naya Rivera, new flame Ariana Grande, and upcoming album.

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