Album Previews

Aug
24
Tracklisting: Chris Brown – ‘X’

X

After much anticipation and several delays, Chris Brown has revealed the tracklisting for his sixth album X via iTunes.

The follow-up to 2012′s Fortune includes the platinum hit “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga and “New Flame” with Usher and Rick Ross.

The 17-track standard edition features appearances from Jhené Aiko, Trey Songz, R. Kelly, Akon, and Kendrick Lamar, with production from Diplo, Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danja, and Drumma Boy.

The deluxe adds four songs including “Fine China,” “Love More” featuring Nicki Minaj, and the Aaliyah-assisted “Don’t Think They Know.”

“I tried to stay away from the Euro beats, and not go totally pop,” Breezy told Rolling Stone last year. “Instead, I wanted to take the Quincy Jones approach. The record pays homage to the Stevie Wonders, the Michael Jacksons, the Sam Cookes. I wanted to put that classic essence of R&B and soul with the new age of music now.”

X arrives September 16. See the star-studded lineup below.

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Aug
21
Jessie J Announces Third Album ‘Sweet Talker’

Sweet Talker

Fresh off the success of “Bang Bang,” Jessie J has announced a title and release date for her third album.

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Aug
13
Tracklisting: Jhené Aiko – ‘Souled Out’

Souled Out

On September 9, Jhené Aiko will release her debut album Souled Out.

The 14 tracks include the singles “The Pressure” and “To Love & Die” featuring Cocaine 80s, with production from Key Wane, Fisticuffs, James Fauntleroy, and Dot Da Genius. The only featured guests are Common (“Pretty Bird”) and her daughter Namiko, who appears on “Promises.”

“I did the album and it just shaped up to be all me,” Jhené told Rap-Up TV. “I just didn’t leave room for anybody just because I have a lot to say. I just wrote the songs from top to bottom.”

The Target exclusive edition includes two additional tracks, “My Afternoon Dream” and the acoustic version of her Sailing Soul(s) cut “You vs. Them.”

Following the album’s release, Jhené will join The Weeknd on his four-city “King of the Fall” tour with ScHoolboy Q, starting September 19 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

See the tracklisting below.

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Aug
12
Tracklisting: Jeezy – ‘Seen It All’

Seen It All

Let it snow. Jeezy assembles an all-star team of talent for his fifth solo album Seen It All: The Autobiography.

Due September 2, the 15 tracks include the singles “Me OK” and the Jay Z-assisted title track, plus appearances from T.I., YG, Rick Ross, The Game, Lil Boosie, August Alsina, and Future, who guests on the single “No Tears.”

“This is gonna be your bible, this is gonna be your manual,” the Snowman told MTV News of the follow-up to 2011′s TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition. “I’m not gonna tell you that everything gonna be okay, that everything’s gonna be alright, but the moral to the story is never quit, never let up. A win is a win. That’s what this album is about.”

See the guest list below.

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Jul
22
DJ Mustard Enlists Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, & Big Sean for ‘10 Summers’

10 Summers

After assaulting the airwaves with hits for everyone from 2 Chainz to Tinashe, DJ Mustard will release his debut 10 Summers next month.

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Jul
14
Tracklisting: Wiz Khalifa – ‘Blacc Hollywood’

Blacc Hollywood

Lights, camera, action. Wiz Khalifa has revealed the cast of collaborators for his third major label album Blacc Hollywood. Due August 19, the follow-up to 2012′s O.N.I.F.C. features the hit single “We Dem Boyz,” with appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Project Pat, Juicy J, Curren$y, and Chevy Woods.

The deluxe edition includes two additional tracks, the Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “You and Your Friends,” and the remix to “We Dem Boyz” featuring ScHoolboy Q and Nas.

Blacc Hollywood in general is gon’ be sonically something that people kinda expect, but it’s like they want it, so it’s gonna be a good thing for me to deliver,” the Taylor Gang boss told Rap-Up TV.

On July 24, he will embark on the third annual “Under the Influence of Music” tour with Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, and Mack Wilds.

See the tracklisting below.

UPDATE: Nicki Minaj is now listed as a feature on “True Colors.”

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Jun
30
Tracklisting: Ariana Grande – ‘My Everything’

My Everything

Ariana Grande is divulging more details about her sophomore album My Everything. After revealing the August 25 release date and cover art to Ryan Seacrest, the pop powerhouse has unveiled the tracklisting.

The 12-track standard edition includes appearances from Big Sean, The Weeknd, A$AP Ferg, Childish Gambino, and Iggy Azalea, who guests on the chart-topper “Problem.”

The deluxe boasts three additional tracks including a “surprise epic team-up.”

On the production side, she has enlisted hitmakers Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco (“Why Try”), Max Martin, Rodney Jerkins, Pop & Oak, and One Direction’s Harry Styles, who wrote the powerful “A Little Bit of Your Heart.”

On July 2, Ariana will bring back MTV’s “TRL” for one day only. During the 30-minute special, entitled “Total Ariana Live (TAL),” she will perform a stripped-down version of “Problem” and debut her second single “Break Free” featuring Zedd.

See the tracklisting below.

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