Album Previews

Feb
20
Tracklisting: YG – ‘My Krazy Life’

My Krazy Life

On March 18, YG will enter the big leagues with his long-awaited debut My Krazy Life. The Compton rapper has revealed the tracklisting for the album, which will be released on Pu$haz Ink/CTE World/Def Jam.

The 14 tracks include the DJ Mustard-produced hit “My Ni**a” and the Drake-assisted follow-up “Who Do You Love?”

The hip-hop-heavy guest list also boasts appearances from Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, and TDE’s own Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock.

“It’s gonna put me on that level with all the other mainstream artists,” YG told MTV News. “I’ve been considered an underground artist because I’ve been doing mixtapes and indie tours on my own, but this is gonna put me [in the] mainstream because the record label is gonna come in. They’re gonna put all the money behind me. All that branding will take it to another level.”

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Feb
13
Kid Cudi Reveals ‘Satellite Flight’ Cover, Tracklisting

Satellite Flight

Kid Cudi has unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for his album Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon. The digital edition includes 10 tracks, with an appearance from Raphael Saadiq (“Balmain Jeans”).

“This is just the digital release track listing,” tweeted Cudi, who designed the cover himself. “New jams will be added for the physical, kind of like a extended ‘Directors Cut’!”

The Need for Speed star didn’t announce an exact release date, but previously said that it would drop sometime in February.

Satellite Flight, which includes production from Dot Da Genius, serves as a prelude to Man on the Moon 3.

“It’s all attached to the story,” he explained. “When Man on the Moon 3 comes out, you’ll be able to play this EP and segue into Man on the Moon 3. It will be a seamless connection.”

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Feb
10
Tracklisting: Ashanti – ‘Braveheart’

BraveHeart

The wait is over for Ashanti fans. On March 4, the R&B songstress will release her long-awaited fifth album Braveheart on Written Entertainment/eOne.

In addition to announcing an official release date, Ashanti has revealed the 13 tracks, which includes appearances from French Montana, Jeremih, and Beenie Man. Two additional songs are featured on the Target deluxe edition.

The video for her Rick Ross-assisted single “I Got It” will premiere this week. Ashanti will also shoot the video for her next single, “First Real Love,” later this month in Jamaica with reggae star Beenie Man.

Additionally, she is writing music for the upcoming Tupac biopic, to be released in 2015.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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