Jul
24
New Music: M.I.A. – ‘Gold’

M.I.A.

Pull up the people. M.I.A. links with The Partysquad on the bombastic “Gold” off The Partysquad Summer Mixtape. Over the sound of blasting horns, the pop provocateur demands that you “show me your gold, do what you’re told.”

The mixtape also includes remixes to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Kanye West’s “Bound 2,” and M.I.A.’s “Double Bubble Trouble.”

Listen to Matangi’s shiny new jam below.

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Jul
24
Video: Chance the Rapper – ‘I Am Very Very Lonely’

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper teases his upcoming Lollapalooza gig with the short and steamy video for “I Am Very Very Lonely,” a track he released in April. A couple makes passionate love—humping, grinding, and twerking against each other—in the shadows while Chance provides the late-night soundtrack.

“It’s just me and la cucaracha / Cold piece with the hot Sriracha tonight,” sings the Acid Rap MC.

He will showcase new material during his Lollapalooza gig in Chicago on August 3. The concert will be streamed live.

Unleash the freak fest below.

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Jul
24
Iggy Azalea to Host MTV’s ‘House of Style’

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea has scored a “Fancy” new gig. The Aussie rap sensation has been named host of MTV’s “House of Style.”

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Jul
24
New Music: Lil Mama – ’0 to 100 (Freestyle)’

0 to 100 (Freestyle)

Lil Mama is back with a vengeance. After starring as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in VH1′s TLC biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the “Lip Gloss” MC shows that she can still get it poppin’ with her freestyle to Drake’s “0 to 100.”

“And I’m undefeated / Ain’t no contenders in my class / And you couldn’t beat it even if you Michael Jackson bad,” spits the spunky 24-year-old.

While she hasn’t released an album since 2008, she plans to put out more freestyles as part of her “Lyrical Purge” series.

Hear Mama return to the mic.

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Jul
24
J. Cole Brings Out Drake, Kendrick Lamar at L.A. Show

J. Cole and Drake

Grand opening, grand closing. J. Cole capped off his second annual “Dollar & A Dream” tour with a bang.

Following sold-out shows in London, New York, Miami, Raleigh, and Chicago, the Roc Nation MC performed two back-to-back shows at L.A.’s Belasco Theater on Wednesday night. His Dreamvillains lined up for hours to get their hands on the coveted $1 tickets, and they got much more than they paid for.

In addition to performing his 5-year-old mixtape The Warm Up in its entirety, Cole surprised the crowd by bringing out Drake, who performed “Trophies,” “0 to 100,” and “Worst Behavior.”

“These are the only two kings in the game right now on stage,” said Drizzy as he stood alongside Cole.

During his second show, L.A.’s own Kendrick Lamar joined Cole onstage for “Poetic Justice,” “Backseat Freestyle,” and “m.A.A.d city.”

If you weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket, check out some footage below.

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Jul
24
Common and Jhené Aiko Perform ‘Blak Majik’ on ‘Kimmel’

Jhené Aiko, Jimmy Kimmel, Common, and Vince Staples

In celebration of his album release, Common took over the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday and brought along some special guests. The Chicago veteran got the crowd hype with “Blak Majik” featuring Jhené Aiko and was joined by Vince Staples for “Kingdom.”

His 10th album Nobody’s Smiling, which also features Big Sean and Cocaine 80s, is expected to sell 18-21,000 copies in its first week.

Watch Common perform with his friends.

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Jul
24
Beyoncé Remixes ‘Crazy in Love’ for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer

Beyoncé

Uh oh. Beyoncé lends her voice to one of the most anticipated films of 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey. After teasing a clip over the weekend, Queen Bey rolls out the full two-and-a-half-minute trailer, which features a breathy remix to her 2003 hit “Crazy in Love.” The music was scored by Boots, who co-wrote and produced the bulk of her self-titled album.

The erotic thriller, based off the first novel in E. L. James’ romance trilogy, stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, and Rita Ora, who plays Christian Grey’s sister.

Fifty Shades of Grey is scheduled to open in theaters on Valentine’s Day 2015.

Get a first look at all the steamy action below.

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