Jul
31
First Look: Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, & Jessie J Shoot ‘Bang Bang’ Video

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande

Girl power. Days after topping the iTunes charts with their explosive anthem “Bang Bang,” Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Jessie J teamed up on set of the video.

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Jul
31
New Music: Fat Joe f/ Jennifer Lopez – ‘Stressin”

Jennifer Lopez and Fat Joe

Nearly a decade after their last hit “Hold You Down,” Fat Joe reunites with Jennifer Lopez on “Stressin’.” The Bronx duo pop bottles and toast to life on the triumphant Rico Love production, which they debuted at J.Lo’s homecoming concert in June.

“Let me ask you one question, do we look like we’re stressin’?” asks J.Lo. “‘Cause we ain’t.”

Celebrate with Joey Crack and J.Lo.

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Jul
31
Win Tickets to See Beyoncé and Jay Z’s ‘On the Run Tour’ in L.A.!

Jay Z and Beyoncé

Beyoncé and Jay Z are making their way across the country on their epic “On the Run Tour.” After shutting down stadiums in Miami, Brooklyn, and Chicago, the superstar couple will hit the West Coast with two back-to-back shows at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. this weekend.

Rap-Up is giving two lucky readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to the biggest tour of the year, which wraps its U.S. leg on August 6 at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

If you haven’t purchased tickets, some are still available at Ticketmaster or you can enter to win below.

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Jul
31
Lil Wayne Covers XXL, Talks Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Prince

Lil Wayne

It’s Young Mula, baby! Lil Wayne graces the August/September 2014 issue of XXL. The hip-hop superstar bares his tatted torso while sporting a Trukfit ski cap and diamond grill on the black-and-white cover, which includes the tagline “Nothing Left to Prove.”

Tunechi, who will tour with Drake next month, is readying his 12th album Tha Carter V for release this year, but admits that he’s nervous about how it will be received.

He also shares why Prince is one of his biggest inspirations and opens up about signing Drake and Nicki Minaj to his label.

Read Weezy’s words of wisdom.

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Jul
31
Kelly Rowland Reveals She’s Having a Baby Boy

Kelly Rowland

It’s a boy for Kelly Rowland! The “Motivation” singer has confirmed that she and her husband are expecting their first son.

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Jul
31
New Music: Hitta J3 f/ Problem, Kendrick Lamar, & YG – ‘Do Yo Gudda (Remix)’

Do Yo Gudda (Remix)

Gangsta boogie. Compton newcomer Hitta J3 rounds up three of his hometown homies—Problem, YG, and Kendrick Lamar—for the remix to his West Coast banger “Do Yo Gudda.” But it’s K-Dot who once again steals the show.

“Little K-Dot from the A-block and I’m Rosecrans thuggin’,” he spits.

Throw on a ski mask and bang this.

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Jul
31
Video: Kid Ink f/ Maejor Ali – ‘I Don’t Care’

Kid Ink

Fresh off the remix to MAGIC!’s hit “Rude,” Kid Ink supplies his Batgang with the video for “I Don’t Care” off his chart-topping album My Own Lane. The L.A. rapper gives the middle finger to his haters while blazing up in the studio in the Dan Centrone-directed clip, which also features singer-producer Maejor Ali.

“I dropped this video to inspire people to chase their dreams,” said Kid Ink. “Don’t be distracted by doubters.”

He will head back on the road this weekend, performing at MGK’s EST Fest in Ohio.

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