Album Previews

Feb
7
Tracklisting: Rick Ross – ‘Mastermind’

Mastermind

On March 4, Rick Ross returns with his sixth album Mastermind. With anticipation growing, the Maybach Music boss has revealed the tracklisting via a video trailer.

Co-executive produced by Diddy and Rozay, the standard edition features 16 tracks, while the deluxe adds three including a reprise of Magna Carta… Holy Grail’s “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt.”

The hip-hop-heavy guest list boasts appearances from Jay Z, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Scarface, and more.

Rozay’s new single “War Ready” featuring Jeezy drops today at 5 p.m. EST.

See the tracklisting below.

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Feb
4
Nas Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ‘Illmatic’ with Album, Tour, & Documentary

Illmatic XX

Twenty years after releasing his seminal debut Illmatic, Nas will commemorate the milestone with a 20th anniversary album, tour, and documentary.

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Feb
3
Tracklisting: ScHoolboy Q – ‘Oxymoron’

Oxymoron

On February 25, TDE’s ScHoolboy Q will step up to the plate with his major label debut Oxymoron. After much anticipation, the South Central L.A. rapper has unveiled the tracklisting via iTunes.

The 15-track standard edition includes the singles “Collard Greens” and “Man of the Year,” with appearances from his TDE labelmates Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and SZA, plus 2 Chainz, Tyler, the Creator, Kurupt, Raekwon, and more.

Following the album’s release, the Black Hippy will kick off his U.S. tour on March 1 in Providence, R.I., before making his way to Europe in May with supporting acts Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples.

A deluxe edition of Oxymoron will also be available with two additional songs including the Boi-1da-produced “Yay Yay.”

See the tracklisting below.

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Jan
28
Kelis Serves Up ‘Food’ Cover, Tracklisting

Food

Kelis returns to satisfy her hungry fans with Food, her first album in four years. In advance of its April 22 release date, the singer (and certified chef) serves up the cover and tracklisting via iTunes.

The 13 tracks include food-inspired titles such as “Cobbler,” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy.” The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes along with the lead single “Jerk Ribs.”

The follow-up to 2010′s Flesh Tone will be released on U.K. indie label Ninja Tune. It was produced entirely by Dave Sitek, the founder of rock band TV on the Radio and producer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Food is described as “a soul record that’s as raw and alternative as it is classic.” The 34-year-old explores pain, happiness, and everything in between, while showcasing her “most frank and vulnerable vocals to date.”

See the tracklisting below.

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Jan
18
Isaiah Rashad Unveils ‘Cilvia Demo’ Cover, Tracklisting

Cilvia Demo

Since signing to Top Dawg Entertainment last year, Isaiah Rashad has had the streets and the blogs buzzing. On January 28, the Chattanooga rapper will release his first official project Cilvia Demo to iTunes. The 14 tracks feature his TDE labelmates ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and SZA, with production from Black Metaphor, The Antydote, and Danny Dee.

“I just want to take you on a ride,” Isaiah told REVOLT. “Imagine getting off work at like 6 o’ clock, like 6 p.m., and you don’t go home. You’re with your homies, and you get home at 6 a.m. That’s what my project is.”

He pays homage to Master P’s late brother on “R.I.P. Kevin Miller” and serves up a remix to “Shot You Down” with his Black Hippy family.

See the tracklisting below.

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Dec
17
New Music: Toni Braxton & Babyface – ‘Where Did We Go Wrong?’

Where Did We Go Wrong?

Toni Braxton and Babyface take it back to basics on their second single “Where Did We Go Wrong?” The R&B powerhouses duet about the cracks in their relationship on the acoustic tune off their upcoming album Love, Marriage & Divorce.

“Where did we go wrong?/ Is it all my fault?” sings Toni in a sultry tone, while Babyface croons in a falsetto.

The album, due just in time for Valentine’s Day on February 4, is now available for pre-order on iTunes featuring 11 tracks including the single “Hurt You.”

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Dec
16
Angel Haze Reveals ‘Dirty Gold’ Release Date, Tracklisting

Dirty Gold

Angel Haze has spent 2013 warming up for her big debut, and now a date has been set. The 22-year-old spitfire will drop her album Dirty Gold on March 4. The 12 tracks include the single “Echelon (It’s My Way)” and her personal favorite “Black Dahlia,” but no features.

“I think it’s a melting pot of a ton of different genres,” Angel told Rolling Stone. “I worked with a bunch of people who were able to take what I wanted it to be and make it all very cohesive. With their help, I feel like I created my own genre.”

In the meantime, she has also released the final version of “A Tribe Called Red,” which previously leaked in July.

See the tracklisting and stream Angel’s new song below.

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